Mercantile Bank Corporation Reports Improved Third Quarter 2011 Results

Plans to Bring Preferred Stock Dividends and Trust Preferred Securities Distributions Current

Oct 18, 2011, 06:00 ET from Mercantile Bank Corporation

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercantile Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: MBWM) ("Mercantile") reported net income attributable to common shares of $2.7 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2011, compared with a net loss attributable to common shares of $5.7 million, or ($0.67) per diluted share, for the prior-year period.  The third quarter was highlighted by:

  • Significantly improved profitability
  • Strengthened capital ratios
  • Additional improvement in asset quality; continued decline in nonperforming assets, down 38 percent from year-ago period
  • Provision for loan losses down $9.3 million or 89 percent from the previous year's third quarter
  • Level of loans in the 30- to 89-days delinquent category remains at virtually zero
  • Continued improvement of core operating earnings

"In the third quarter, we continued to guide our transformation as a company, with further reductions in nonperforming assets while driving improvements in our capital ratios," said Michael Price, Chairman and CEO of Mercantile.  "As a revitalized bank, we are building on the momentum we've generated over the last two years by offering our customers innovative new products and focusing on profitable lines of business, while maintaining a conservative approach to risk management and limiting controllable expenses."  

Operating Results

Total revenue, which consists of net interest income and noninterest income, was $14.1 million during the 2011 third quarter, down $2.1 million or 13.1 percent from the $16.2 million generated during the third quarter of 2010, primarily reflecting a reduction in average earning assets. Net interest income was $12.3 million, down $1.6 million or 11.8 percent from the $13.9 million earned in the prior-year third quarter. The decrease in net interest income resulted from a 15.8 percent decline in average earning assets, which was partially offset by a 17 basis point increase in the net interest margin.  The reduction in average earning assets was the result of a shift of assets out of the loan portfolio as part of management's strategic initiative to reduce the Bank's commercial real estate exposure.  

Noninterest income for the 2011 third quarter was $1.8 million, down $0.5 million or 21.2 percent from the comparable prior-year period. The decrease in noninterest income primarily reflects lower rental income from fewer foreclosed properties and a decline in mortgage banking activity.

Mercantile made further progress in reducing the provision for loan losses during the quarter as a result of a significant decline in total nonperforming loans, a slowdown in loan-rating downgrades, and an increase in loan-rating upgrades as the quality of the loan portfolio continues to improve.  The provision for loan losses was $1.1 million during the third quarter of 2011, compared to $10.4 million for the year-ago quarter. Additionally, despite the significant reduction in nonperforming loans, the Company maintained its allowance for loan losses at 3.60 percent of total loans as of September 30, 2011, compared to 3.59 percent as of December 31, 2010, and 3.30 percent as of September 30, 2010.  

Over the past several years, the Company has made significant reductions in controllable costs and is now reporting progress in reducing costs associated with nonperforming assets, as well as FDIC insurance expense. Noninterest expense for the 2011 third quarter was $10.0 million, down $1.9 million from the year-ago quarter. Costs associated with the administration and resolution of problem assets, including legal expenses, property tax payments, appraisal costs and write-downs on foreclosed properties, totaled $1.6 million during the third quarter of 2011, down $1.3 million or 45.1 percent from the year-ago quarter.  FDIC insurance premiums were $0.6 million in the third quarter of 2011, down from $1.1 million in the third quarter of 2010, resulting from a decreased assessment rate.

"As we shift our focus from capital preservation to growth, we are seeing improvements in net interest margin which, combined with tight cost control, has enabled us to post continuous improvements in earnings," Price added.  "This encouraging momentum has now enabled us to take another positive step forward with the planned payment of dividends on preferred stock and distributions on trust preferred securities."  

Balance Sheet

While the Company continues to reduce its exposure to loans secured by commercial real estate, commercial/industrial activity has yet to rebound sufficiently to offset these efforts, resulting in a lower level of total assets. As of September 30, 2011, total assets were $1.48 billion, down $154 million or 9.5 percent from December 31, 2010; total loans declined $169 million or 13.4 percent to $1.09 billion over the same time period. Compared to September 30, 2010, total assets declined $335 million or 18.5 percent, with total loans declining $235 million or 17.7 percent.

Real estate loans comprise a majority of Mercantile's loan portfolio. At September 30, 2011, real estate loans, excluding residential mortgage loans representing permanent financing of owner-occupied dwellings and home equity lines of credit, were $742 million or approximately 68 percent of total loans, representing a decline of $193 million or 20.7 percent from $935 million, or 70.4 percent of total loans, at September 30, 2010.

Non-owner-occupied commercial real estate ("CRE") loans totaled $397 million as of September 30, 2011 (36.3 percent of total loans), a decline of $112 million over the past 12 months. Owner-occupied CRE loans were $270 million at the end of the third quarter of 2011, a decline of $29.1 million over the same period. Vacant land, land development and construction ("C&D") loans, including both residential and commercial projects, totaled $75.0 million at September 30, 2011, down $51.8 million from a year ago. The commercial and industrial ("C&I") segment of the loan portfolio was $270 million at September 30, 2011, a decline of approximately $29.1 million over the past 12 months, which reflected the continued sluggishness in business activity and a corresponding reduction in accounts receivable and inventory financings, as well as fewer requests for new equipment financing.

LOANS SECURED BY REAL ESTATE

($000s)

9/30/11

6/30/11

3/31/11

12/31/10

9/30/10

Residential-Related:

  Vacant Land

$

13,264

$

13,484

$

16,321

$

17,201

$

18,013

  Land Development

17,441

18,134

27,171

28,147

29,735

  Construction

4,647

4,706

4,906

5,621

5,854

35,352

36,324

48,398

50,969

53,602

Comm'l Non-Owner Occupied:

  Vacant Land

11,082

12,639

13,669

14,293

15,416

  Land Development

14,541

16,348

16,492

17,807

18,221

  Construction

11,061

10,709

10,046

31,827

39,620

  Commercial Buildings

397,279

429,708

484,629

489,371

509,777

433,963

469,404

524,836

553,298

583,034

Comm'l Owner Occupied:

  Construction

2,986

1,517

1,404

672

0

  Commercial Buildings

269,776

264,848

273,739

282,388

298,846

272,762

266,365

275,143

283,060

298,846

     Total

$

742,077

$

772,093

$

848,377

$

887,327

$

935,482

In an effort to improve liquidity since December 2008, Mercantile has been focused on reducing wholesale funding and growing local deposits, especially interest-bearing checking and money market deposit accounts. As of September 30, 2011, total deposits were $1.19 billion, a decline of $88.5 million since year-end 2010 and a reduction of $414 million since year-end 2008. By comparison, local deposits increased $308 million over the past 33 months to $778 million, representing 65.6 percent of total deposits compared to 29.4 percent at December 31, 2008. Compared to a year ago, local deposits increased $24.1 million, or 3.2 percent.  Approximately 79 percent, or $243 million, of local deposit growth since year-end 2008 occurred in the interest-bearing checking and money market deposit account categories, primarily reflecting new and innovative products, various deposit-gathering initiatives, enhanced advertising and branding campaigns, and transfers from maturing time deposit accounts.

Wholesale funds were $452 million, or 34.8 percent of total funds, as of September 30, 2011, compared to $1.41 billion, or 71.5 percent of total funds, as of December 31, 2008. Compared to a year ago, wholesale funding was reduced by $316 million or 41.1 percent. The $962 million decline in wholesale funding since the end of 2008 reflects both the shift toward local deposits, as well as a $763 million decline in total loans. This change has allowed Mercantile to reduce brokered deposits and Federal Home Loan Bank ("FHLB") advances as they matured over the past 33 months, and to prepay certain FHLB advances during the fourth quarter of 2010 and second quarter of 2011.

Short-term investments, consisting of federal funds sold and interest-bearing bank deposits, averaged $103.8 million during the third quarter of 2011. In addition to its short-term investments, at the end of the third quarter Mercantile had approximately $135 million of borrowing capacity through various established lines of credit to meet potential funding needs, as well as approximately $29.0 million of U.S. Government securities available to sell.

Asset Quality

Nonperforming assets ("NPAs") at September 30, 2011 were $56.8 million, or 3.8 percent of total assets, compared to $86.1 million as of December 31, 2010, and $92.4 million as of September 30, 2010 (5.3 percent and 5.1 percent of total assets, respectively). This represents a decline of $29.3 million or 34.0 percent from the end of 2010 and a decline of $35.6 million or 38.5 percent from the year-ago quarter-end.

Robert B. Kaminski Jr., Mercantile's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, added: "We continue making significant progress in improving overall asset quality as illustrated by the steady decline of our nonperforming assets and our 30-to 89-day delinquent loans remaining virtually at zero.  As we work through the ongoing economic challenges, we remain diligent in enhancing our credit administration and resolving our problem assets, while pursuing a consistent approach to controlling costs.  

"We are working toward the continued growth of local deposits by marketing innovative new products with compelling values to consumers.  These ongoing efforts highlight Mercantile's relationship-based focus as we balance our funding needs with the desire to support our customers on the lending side with an appropriate, prudent approach. We continue to focus on the lessons learned over the past several years and maintain our standard of vigilance, even as we work to drive growth in our markets."  

Nonperforming loans ("NPLs") totaled $39.5 million as of September 30, 2011, down $3.9 million and $31.0 million, respectively, from the sequential quarter-end and year-ago quarter-end, while foreclosed real estate and repossessed assets declined $1.2 million and $4.6 million from the respective period ends.  CRE loans represent 63.2 percent of NPLs, or $25.0 million. Investor-owned nonperforming CRE loans account for $16.4 million of total CRE nonperforming loans (4.1 percent of $397 million investor-owned CRE loans), while owner-occupied CRE loans account for $8.6 million (3.2 percent of $270 million owner-occupied CRE loans).

Progress has been achieved this past year toward resolution of nonperforming C&D loans, including both residential and commercial projects. C&D loans currently total $75.0 million, of which $3.2 million, or 4.3 percent, were nonperforming at September 30, 2011. This represents a marked improvement since September 30, 2010, when $16.4 million, or 12.9 percent, of the $127 million C&D loan portfolio was nonperforming. Nonperforming C&I loans were $3.9 million as of September 30, 2011, a decline of $2.5 million since the year-ago quarter-end. Owner-occupied and rental residential NPLs were $7.4 million as of September 30, 2011, up $0.5 million since the year-ago quarter-end.  

NONPERFORMING ASSETS

($000s)

9/30/11

6/30/11

3/31/11

12/31/10

9/30/10

Residential Real Estate:

  Land Development

$

8,139

$

8,531

$

14,252

$

14,547

$

16,746

  Construction

1,418

2,089

2,268

2,333

2,924

  Owner Occupied / Rental

7,737

8,996

8,893

9,454

7,251

17,294

19,616

25,413

26,334

26,921

Commercial Real Estate:

  Land Development

1,885

2,223

2,422

2,454

2,277

  Construction

0

0

0

0

0

  Owner Occupied  

11,287

10,749

13,389

14,740

15,083

  Non-Owner Occupied

22,435

25,526

30,086

34,209

41,725

35,607

38,498

45,897

51,403

59,085

Non-Real Estate:

  Commercial Assets

3,897

3,777

4,728

8,221

6,386

  Consumer Assets

29

4

51

161

5

3,926

3,781

4,779

8,382

6,391

     Total

$

56,827

$

61,895

$

76,089

$

86,119

$

92,397

During the third quarter of 2011, Mercantile added $3.7 million of NPAs to its problem asset portfolio and successfully disposed of $7.7 million through a combination of asset sales and principal pay-downs.  Loan charge-offs were $0.5 million and foreclosed asset valuation write-downs were $0.6 million. In total, NPAs decreased by a net $5.1 million during the third quarter of 2011.

Improvement in asset quality is even more apparent on a year-over-year basis. During the 12-month period ended September 30, 2011, Mercantile added $27.7 million of problem assets to its NPA portfolio, successfully disposed of $44.3 million, and charged-off or wrote-down an additional $19.0 million. In total, NPAs declined by a net $35.6 million since the year-ago quarter-end. By comparison, Mercantile added $69.4 million of NPAs, successfully disposed of $47.8 million, and charged-off or wrote-down an additional $40.0 million during the 12-month period ended September 30, 2010. In total, NPAs decreased a net $18.4 million from September 30, 2009 to September 30, 2010.

NONPERFORMING ASSETS RECONCILIATION

($000s)

3Q 2011

2Q 2011

1Q 2011

4Q 2010

3Q 2010

Beginning balance

$

61,895

$

76,089

$

86,119

$

92,397

$

110,533

Additions

3,740

6,478

3,848

13,602

10,905

Returns to performing

  status

0

0

(766)

(1,019)

(7,938)

Principal payments

(5,058)

(12,067)

(5,555)

(7,217)

(5,422)

Sale proceeds

(2,670)

(2,547)

(2,085)

(5,282)

(1,209)

Loan charge-offs

(476)

(5,393)

(4,800)

(4,650)

(12,829)

Valuation write-downs

(604)

(665)

(672)

(1,712)

(1,643)

     Total

$

56,827

$

61,895

$

76,089

$

86,119

$

92,397

Net loan charge-offs were $0.5 million during the third quarter of 2011, or an annualized 0.2 percent of average loans, compared with $5.1 million (1.7 percent annualized) and $14.3 million (4.1 percent annualized) for the linked and prior-year quarters, respectively.

NET LOAN CHARGE-OFFS (RECOVERIES)

($000s)

3Q 2011

2Q 2011

1Q 2011

4Q 2010

3Q 2010

Residential Real Estate:

  Land Development

$

135

$

2,496

$

(2)

$

312

$

2,115

  Construction

(11)

(9)

0

173

93

  Owner Occupied / Rental

(187)

1,819

1,208

120

1,212

(63)

4,306

1,206

605

3,420

Commercial Real Estate:

  Land Development

47

(62)

(73)

219

360

  Construction

0

0

0

0

0

  Owner Occupied  

(18)

755

1,436

976

2,159

  Non-Owner Occupied

639

445

(40)

2,642

6,805

668

1,138

1,323

3,837

9,324

Non-Real Estate:

  Commercial Assets

(162)

(336)

2,794

819

1,517

  Consumer Assets

26

(9)

126

47

1

(136)

(345)

2,920

866

1,518

     Total

$

469

$

5,099

$

5,449

$

5,308

$

14,262

Capital Position

Shareholders' equity, totaling $137 million as of September 30, 2011, increased $10.8 million from year-end 2010, and regulatory capital ratios continue to improve. The Bank remains "well-capitalized" with a total risk-based capital ratio of 14.5 percent as of September 30, 2011, compared to 12.0 percent at September 30, 2010. At September 30, 2011, the Bank had approximately $55.5 million in excess of the 10.0 percent minimum regulatory threshold required to be considered a "well-capitalized" institution. Mercantile reported 8,605,053 total shares outstanding at the end of the 2011 third quarter.

Preferred Stock Dividends and Trust Preferred Securities Distributions

On July 9, 2010, Mercantile filed a Form 8-K with the SEC reporting that it had exercised its right to defer quarterly interest payments on its Series A and Series B Floating Rate Junior Subordinated Notes due 2034, beginning with the quarterly interest payment scheduled to be made on July 18, 2010.  The principal amount of the subordinated notes aggregate $32,990,000 and are held by Mercantile's subsidiary, Mercantile Bank Capital Trust I, in connection with the trust's issuance of trust preferred securities in 2004.  The same Form 8-K reported that Mercantile was suspending the payment of dividends on its 21,000 outstanding shares of Fixed Rate Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A, beginning with the dividend that would have been paid on August 15, 2010.  The preferred stock was initially issued to the United States Treasury in 2009 pursuant to the Treasury's Capital Purchase Program.

At the meeting of Mercantile's Board of Directors on October 13, 2011, the Board determined that Mercantile will bring all of the accrued and unpaid interest current on the subordinated notes as of today, and Mercantile has so advised the trust.  The amount being paid to the trust today is approximately $1.28 million.  The trust will use most of this amount to bring current the deferred distributions on the trust's preferred securities.  At the same meeting, Mercantile's Board of Directors determined that promptly following the payment of the accrued and unpaid interest on the subordinated notes, it intends to declare for payment on October 19, 2011, a cash dividend on the preferred stock that would bring current all accrued and unpaid dividends on the preferred stock through October 18, 2011.  The amount required to bring the unpaid dividends current is approximately $1.36 million.  Mercantile has been accruing quarterly for unpaid interest under the subordinated notes and undeclared dividends under the preferred stock, so payments for these amounts will only be reflected in the consolidated statement of operations in the fourth quarter to the extent not attributable to prior quarters.

Mr. Price concluded: "We are pleased with the progress we have made over the last several years.  The successful execution of our strategic initiatives enabled us to weather this economic storm.  Our improved asset quality and strengthened capital position have put us in a position to focus on the next phase of our plan, which begins with bringing our preferred stock and trust preferred securities payments current, all while remaining focused on growing our business for continued profitability."  

About Mercantile Bank Corporation

Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mercantile Bank Corporation is the bank holding company for Mercantile Bank of Michigan. Founded in 1997 to provide banking services to businesses, individuals and governmental units, the Bank differentiates itself on the basis of service quality and the expertise of its banking staff. Mercantile has seven full-service banking offices in Grand Rapids, Holland and Lansing, Michigan. Mercantile Bank Corporation's common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "MBWM."

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains comments or information that constitute forward-looking statements (within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995) that are based on current expectations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from the results expressed in forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such a difference include changes in interest rates and interest rate relationships; demand for products and services; the degree of competition by traditional and nontraditional competitors; changes in banking regulation or actions by bank regulators; changes in tax laws; changes in prices, levies, and assessments; the impact of technological advances; governmental and regulatory policy changes; the outcomes of contingencies; trends in customer behavior as well as their ability to repay loans; changes in local real estate values; changes in the national and local economies; and other factors, including risk factors, disclosed from time to time in filings made by Mercantile with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mercantile undertakes no obligation to update or clarify forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

MERCANTILE BANK CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

SEPTEMBER 30,

DECEMBER 31,

SEPTEMBER 30,

2011

2010

2010

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

(Unaudited)

ASSETS

  Cash and due from banks

$

18,890,000

$

6,674,000

$

15,854,000

  Interest-bearing deposit balances

9,630,000

9,600,000

9,474,000

  Federal funds sold

97,183,000

47,924,000

146,668,000

     Total cash and cash equivalents

125,703,000

64,198,000

171,996,000

  Securities available for sale

173,134,000

220,830,000

214,343,000

  Federal Home Loan Bank stock

11,961,000

14,345,000

15,681,000

  Loans

1,094,037,000

1,262,630,000

1,329,156,000

  Allowance for loan losses

(39,351,000)

(45,368,000)

(43,876,000)

     Loans, net

1,054,686,000

1,217,262,000

1,285,280,000

  Premises and equipment, net

26,865,000

27,873,000

28,251,000

  Bank owned life insurance

48,083,000

46,743,000

46,335,000

  Accrued interest receivable

4,887,000

5,942,000

6,143,000

  Other real estate owned and repossessed assets

17,287,000

16,675,000

21,896,000

  Other assets

15,379,000

18,553,000

23,458,000

     Total assets

$

1,477,985,000

$

1,632,421,000

$

1,813,383,000

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

  Deposits:

     Noninterest-bearing

$

144,022,000

$

112,944,000

$

111,338,000

     Interest-bearing

1,041,311,000

1,160,888,000

1,240,526,000

        Total deposits

1,185,333,000

1,273,832,000

1,351,864,000

  Securities sold under agreements to repurchase

69,340,000

116,979,000

116,241,000

  Federal Home Loan Bank advances

45,000,000

65,000,000

160,000,000

  Subordinated debentures

32,990,000

32,990,000

32,990,000

  Other borrowed money

1,714,000

11,804,000

11,831,000

  Accrued interest and other liabilities

6,875,000

5,880,000

5,723,000

        Total liabilities

1,341,252,000

1,506,485,000

1,678,649,000

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

  Preferred stock, net of discount

20,266,000

20,077,000

20,016,000

  Common stock

173,972,000

173,815,000

173,906,000

  Retained earnings (deficit)

(62,630,000)

(68,781,000)

(63,500,000)

  Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

5,125,000

825,000

4,312,000

     Total shareholders' equity

136,733,000

125,936,000

134,734,000

     Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

1,477,985,000

$

1,632,421,000

$

1,813,383,000

MERCANTILE BANK CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED REPORTS OF OPERATIONS

THREE MONTHS ENDED

THREE MONTHS ENDED

NINE MONTHS ENDED

NINE MONTHS ENDED

September 30, 2011

September 30, 2010

September 30, 2011

September 30, 2010

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Interest income

  Loans, including fees

$

14,951,000

$

19,284,000

$

47,854,000

$

59,755,000

  Investment securities

2,027,000

2,398,000

6,653,000

7,725,000

  Federal funds sold

60,000

41,000

138,000

110,000

  Interest-bearing deposit balances

6,000

11,000

18,000

29,000

     Total interest income

17,044,000

21,734,000

54,663,000

67,619,000

Interest expense

  Deposits

4,040,000

5,636,000

13,007,000

18,125,000

  Short-term borrowings

73,000

394,000

350,000

1,091,000

  Federal Home Loan Bank advances

410,000

1,441,000

1,622,000

4,713,000

  Other borrowed money

226,000

328,000

782,000

1,029,000

     Total interest expense

4,749,000

7,799,000

15,761,000

24,958,000

     Net interest income

12,295,000

13,935,000

38,902,000

42,661,000

Provision for loan losses

1,100,000

10,400,000

5,000,000

25,000,000

     Net interest income after

        provision for loan losses

11,195,000

3,535,000

33,902,000

17,661,000

Noninterest income

  Service charges on accounts

405,000

452,000

1,228,000

1,365,000

  Gain on sale of commercial loans

0

99,000

0

324,000

  Net gain on sale of investment securities

0

0

0

476,000

  Other income

1,399,000

1,738,000

4,031,000

4,775,000

     Total noninterest income

1,804,000

2,289,000

5,259,000

6,940,000

Noninterest expense

  Salaries and benefits

4,636,000

4,649,000

13,371,000

13,874,000

  Occupancy

707,000

696,000

2,116,000

2,169,000

  Furniture and equipment

305,000

358,000

912,000

1,163,000

  Nonperforming asset costs

1,589,000

2,895,000

6,637,000

7,859,000

  FDIC insurance costs

639,000

1,097,000

2,274,000

3,450,000

  Other expense

2,099,000

2,204,000

6,689,000

6,459,000

     Total noninterest expense

9,975,000

11,899,000

31,999,000

34,974,000

     Income (loss) before federal income

        tax expense (benefit)

3,024,000

(6,075,000)

7,162,000

(10,373,000)

Federal income tax expense (benefit)

0

(718,000)

0

(2,010,000)

     Net income (loss)

3,024,000

(5,357,000)

7,162,000

(8,363,000)

Preferred stock dividends and accretion

342,000

325,000

1,011,000

966,000

     Net income (loss) attributable

        to common shares

$

2,682,000

$

(5,682,000)

$

6,151,000

$

(9,329,000)

  Basic earnings (loss) per share

$0.31

($0.67)

$0.72

($1.10)

  Diluted earnings (loss) per share

$0.30

($0.67)

$0.69

($1.10)

  Average basic shares outstanding

8,604,263

8,507,174

8,602,654

8,504,664

  Average diluted shares outstanding

8,868,122

8,507,174

8,875,025

8,504,664

MERCANTILE BANK CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

(Unaudited)

Quarterly

Year-To-Date

2011

2011

2011

2010

2010

(dollars in thousands except per share data)

3rd Qtr

2nd Qtr

1st Qtr

4th Qtr

3rd Qtr

2011

2010

EARNINGS

  Net interest income

$

12,295

13,158

13,449

13,687

13,935

38,902

42,661

  Provision for loan losses

$

1,100

1,700

2,200

6,800

10,400

5,000

25,000

  Noninterest income

$

1,804

1,703

1,752

2,304

2,289

5,259

6,940

  Noninterest expense

$

9,975

10,443

11,581

12,181

11,899

31,999

34,974

  Net income (loss) before federal income tax expense (benefit)

$

3,024

2,718

1,420

(2,990)

(6,075)

7,162

(10,373)

  Net income (loss)

$

3,024

2,718

1,420

(4,953)

(5,357)

7,162

(8,363)

  Net income (loss) common shares

$

2,682

2,381

1,088

(5,282)

(5,682)

6,151

(9,329)

  Basic earnings (loss) per share

$

0.31

0.28

0.13

(0.62)

(0.67)

0.72

(1.10)

  Diluted earnings (loss) per share

$

0.30

0.27

0.12

(0.62)

(0.67)

0.69

(1.10)

  Average basic shares outstanding

8,604,263

8,604,476

8,599,166

8,516,202

8,507,174

8,602,654

8,504,664

  Average diluted shares outstanding

8,868,122

8,872,692

8,884,675

8,516,202

8,507,174

8,875,025

8,504,664

PERFORMANCE RATIOS

  Return on average assets

0.71%

0.61%

0.28%

(1.21%)

(1.27%)

0.53%

(0.67%)

  Return on average common equity

7.89%

7.39%

3.49%

(15.83%)

(16.14%)

6.32%

(8.95%)

  Net interest margin (fully tax-equivalent)

3.50%

3.61%

3.64%

3.36%

3.33%

3.58%

3.29%

  Efficiency ratio

70.75%

70.27%

76.19%

76.17%

73.34%

72.46%

70.51%

  Full-time equivalent employees

237

235

241

242

250

237

250

CAPITAL

  Period-ending equity to assets

9.25%

8.51%

8.04%

7.71%

7.43%

9.25%

7.43%

  Tier 1 leverage capital ratio

10.87%

10.27%

9.88%

9.09%

9.15%

10.87%

9.15%

  Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio

13.24%

12.58%

11.70%

11.17%

10.77%

13.24%

10.77%

  Total risk-based capital ratio

14.51%

13.85%

12.98%

12.45%

12.04%

14.51%

12.04%

  Book value per common share

$

13.45

12.77

12.30

12.20

13.23

13.45

13.23

  Cash dividend per common share

$

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.01

ASSET QUALITY

  Gross loan charge-offs

$

1,342

6,733

6,031

5,892

14,499

14,106

31,236

  Net loan charge-offs

$

469

5,099

5,449

5,308

14,262

11,017

29,002

  Net loan charge-offs to average loans

0.17%

1.73%

1.79%

1.63%

4.11%

1.25%

2.67%

  Allowance for loan losses

$

39,351

38,720

42,118

45,368

43,876

39,351

43,876

  Allowance for loan losses to total loans

3.60%

3.45%

3.49%

3.59%

3.30%

3.60%

3.30%

  Nonperforming loans

$

39,540

43,422

60,205

69,444

70,501

39,540

70,501

  Other real estate and repossessed      assets

$

17,287

18,473

15,884

16,675

21,896

17,287

21,896

  Nonperforming assets to total assets

3.84%

4.02%

4.83%

5.28%

5.10%

3.84%

5.10%

END OF PERIOD BALANCES

  Loans

$

1,094,037

1,122,999

1,206,886

1,262,630

1,329,156

1,094,037

1,329,156

  Total earning assets (before allowance)

$

1,385,945

1,447,756

1,494,163

1,555,329

1,715,322

1,385,945

1,715,322

  Total assets

$

1,477,985

1,537,874

1,576,935

1,632,421

1,813,383

1,477,985

1,813,383

  Deposits

$

1,185,333

1,247,932

1,253,644

1,273,832

1,351,864

1,185,333

1,351,864

  Shareholders' equity

$

136,733

130,917

126,814

125,936

134,734

136,733

134,734

AVERAGE BALANCES

  Loans

$

1,111,184

1,179,786

1,233,037

1,292,289

1,378,248

1,174,223

1,453,084

  Total earning assets (before allowance)

$

1,414,722

1,483,409

1,519,304

1,636,471

1,680,362

1,472,095

1,757,668

  Total assets

$

1,504,640

1,566,708

1,602,882

1,728,375

1,774,671

1,557,717

1,852,114

  Deposits

$

1,211,863

1,251,818

1,261,590

1,339,149

1,313,902

1,241,575

1,378,693

  Shareholders' equity

$

134,862

129,242

126,412

132,409

139,629

130,203

139,341

SOURCE Mercantile Bank Corporation



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