Oneida Financial Corp. Reports 2015 Second Quarter Operating Results (unaudited)

Jul 29, 2015, 17:00 ET from Oneida Financial Corp.

ONEIDA, N.Y., July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Oneida Financial Corp. (NASDAQ Global: ONFC), the parent company of The Oneida Savings Bank, has announced second quarter operating results.  Net income for the three months ended June 30, 2015 was $473,000 or $0.07 diluted earnings per share, compared to $1.4 million or $0.20 diluted earnings per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2014.  The decrease in net income during the current second quarter period is primarily the result of merger-related expenses incurred in connection with our previously announced merger with and into Community Bank System, Inc. which is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2015.  Also contributing to the decrease in net income for the second quarter of 2015 as compared with the same period last year was a decrease in the fair value of our equity investments and a decrease in non-interest income.  These decreases were offset by an increase in net interest income, an increase in net investment gains, a decrease in non-interest expense (excluding merger-related expense) and a decrease in income tax provision.

Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2015 was $2.4 million or $0.34 diluted earnings per share, as compared with $3.4 million or $0.48 diluted earnings per share for the same period in 2014.  The decrease in net income during the six months ended June 30, 2015 as compared with the same period last year was primarily the result of merger-related expenses incurred, a decrease in the change in fair value of our equity investments and an increase in non-interest expense; partially offset by an increase in net interest income, an increase in net investment gains, an increase in non-interest income and a decrease in income tax provision.

Key balance sheet changes at June 30, 2015

  • The Bank is categorized as well capitalized at June 30, 2015 with a Tier 1 leverage ratio of 8.66% and a total risk-based capital ratio of 15.87%. The Company's average equity ratio as a percent of average assets was 11.38% at June 30, 2015 compared to 11.89% at June 30, 2014.
  • Deposit accounts were $741.4 million at June 30, 2015, an increase of $70.2 million from June 30, 2014.  The increase in total deposits from June 30, 2014 represents an increase of $44.5 million in retail deposits and further supported by an increase of $25.7 million in municipal deposits over the past twelve months.  The increase in deposits was held in cash equivalents and invested in loans receivable.
  • Net loans receivable totaled $391.0 million at June 30, 2015 compared to $344.0 million at June 30, 2014.  The increase in net loan balances over the past twelve months reflect the Company's continued loan origination efforts partially offset by loan sales activity.  The Company has sold $8.4 million in newly originated fixed rate residential loans, which represents the majority of the Company's fixed-rate residential loan origination volume with terms exceeding 15 years, during the trailing twelve months ended June 30, 2015.
  • Investment and mortgage-backed securities totaled $277.9 million at June 30, 2015, a decrease of $21.7 million from June 30, 2014.  The decrease in investment and mortgage-backed securities is primarily the result of the Company's strategy to hold a higher level of cash and cash equivalents given the increase in deposits over the trailing twelve months and to support loan origination activities.    
  • There were no borrowings outstanding at June 30, 2015 compared with $1.0 million in borrowings outstanding at June 30, 2014.
  • Total equity at June 30, 2015 was $96.4 million, an increase of $1.7 million from June 30, 2014.  The change in total equity is the result of the contribution of net earnings combined with valuation adjustments made for the Company's available for sale investment and mortgage-backed securities over the trailing twelve months, partially offset by the declaration of cash dividends during the trailing twelve month period.

Key operating items for second quarter 2015 include:

  • Net interest income was $5.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015 compared to $5.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014.  Net interest margin was 2.69% for the second quarter of 2015 compared to 2.94% for the second quarter of 2014.
  • Non-interest income was $8.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015 compared to $8.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014.  The cash surrender value of bank owned life insurance decreased during the second quarter of 2015 as compared with the same period in 2014 due to proceeds on a policy received in the second quarter of 2014 which did not occur in the current period.  Partially offsetting the revenue reduction was an increase in revenue derived from the Company's insurance and other non-banking operations to $6.9 million in the second quarter of 2015 compared to $6.5 million in the comparable 2014 period.
  • A decrease in the fair value of trading (equity) securities of $220,000 was recognized for the three months ended June 30, 2015 compared to an increase in fair value of $13,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2014.
  • Non-interest expense increased to $12.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015 compared to $11.3 million for the comparable period in 2014.  This increase is the result of $1.3 million in merger-related expenses recognized during the current quarter.

Michael R. Kallet, President and Chief Executive Officer of Oneida Financial Corp., said, "We would like to thank our stockholders, customers, communities and employees for their support as we work toward the successful completion of our announced merger with Community Bank System." Kallet continued, "Our financial results continue to demonstrate the exceptional performance of Oneida Financial Corp. accomplished through our integrated community banking and diversified financial services model.  Excluding merger-related expenses recorded in the second quarter of 2015, the Company is again reporting near record earnings through the first half of 2015." Kallet stated, "On June 17th our stockholders approved the merger with Community Bank System, Inc. pending receipt of the anticipated regulatory approvals later this year." Under the terms of the agreement, shareholders of Oneida Financial Corp. can elect to receive either 0.5635 shares of Community Bank System, Inc. common stock or $20.00 in cash for each share of Oneida Financial Corp. common stock they hold, subject to an overall 60% stock and 40% cash split.  Kallet continued, "This is an ideal opportunity for Oneida Financial to partner with a true community bank that has been nationally recognized for its financial strength, exceptional customer service and a company equally skilled at integrating non-interest income producing businesses.  Our customers will benefit from an expanded network of branch locations and ATM's, and broader product and service offerings."  Mr. Kallet continued, "Community Bank System has an impressive history of creating shareholder value through both earnings and dividend growth."   

Net Interest Income and Margin

Second quarter 2015 compared with second quarter 2014

Net interest income was $5.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015, an increase of $114,000 from the second quarter of 2014. The net interest margin was 2.69% for the second quarter of 2015, compared to 2.94% for the second quarter of 2014. The increase in net interest income is primarily the result of an increase in average interest-earning assets of $80.6 million partially offset by a decrease in the yield on interest-earning assets of 34 basis points to 3.00%. The average balance of interest-bearing liabilities increased $67.6 million with the average cost of interest-bearing deposits decreasing by 11 basis points to 0.36% for the second quarter of 2015 as compared to 0.47% for the second quarter of 2014.

Second quarter 2015 compared with linked quarter ended March 31, 2015

Net interest income for the three month ended June 30, 2015 decreased $36,000 from the three months ended March 31, 2015. The decrease in net interest income is primarily the result of a decrease in the yield on average interest-earning assets of 21 basis points from 3.21% for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 partially offset by an increase of $46.6 million in average interest-earning assets. The average interest-bearing liabilities increased $46.6 million during the three months ended June 30, 2015 as compared with the linked quarter, while the cost of interest-bearing liabilities decreased 3 basis points from 0.39% during the first quarter of 2015 to 0.36% during the second quarter of 2015.

Year-to-date comparison 2015 to 2014

On a full year-to-date basis, net interest income has increased $501,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2015, as compared to the same period in 2014.  The increase in net interest income is primarily the result of an increase of $71.7 million in average interest-earning assets partially offset by decrease in net interest margin of 23 basis points to 3.10% for six months ended June 30, 2015 from 3.33% for the same period in 2014.  The average interest-bearing liabilities increased $57.3 million during the six months ended June 30, 2015 as compared with the same period last year, while the cost of interest-bearing liabilities decreased 9 basis points from 0.47% during the six months ended June 30, 2014 to 0.38% during the first half of 2015.

Provision for Loan Losses

Second quarter 2015 compared with second quarter 2014

During the second quarter of 2015, the Company made no provision for loan losses as compared with a $100,000 provision for loan losses during the second quarter of 2014.  The Company continues to monitor the adequacy of the allowance for loan losses given the risk assessment of the loan portfolio and current economic conditions.  Non-performing loans as a percentage of total loans was 0.09% at June 30, 2015 as compared with 0.15% at June 30, 2014.  The ratio of the allowance for loan losses to loans receivable was 0.88% at June 30, 2015 compared to 0.95% at June 30, 2014. Net charge-offs during the current quarter were 0.01% of average loans receivable as compared with net charge-offs of 0.01% of average loans receivable in the same period last year.

Second quarter 2015 compared with linked quarter ended March 31, 2015

During the linked quarter ended March 31, 2015 there was no provision for loan losses compared with no provision for loan losses during the second quarter of 2015. The absence of a provision for loan losses in both quarters of 2015 is primarily the result of the continued low level of nonperforming loans and a decrease in net loan charge-offs. Non-performing loans to total loans were 0.09% at June 30, 2015 as compared with 0.10% at March 31, 2015.   The ratio of the allowance for loan losses to loans receivable was 0.88% at June 30, 2015 compared to 0.92% at March 31, 2015.

Year-to-date comparison 2015 to 2014

The absence of provision for loan losses for the six months ended June 30, 2015 compares with $200,000 in the same period of 2014. Net charge-offs have totaled $44,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2015 as compared with net charge-offs of $37,000 for the same period last year.

Non-interest Income

Second quarter 2015 compared with second quarter 2014

Non-interest income totaled $8.1 million for the second quarter of 2015, a decrease of $145,000 from $8.3 million in the second quarter of 2014. The decrease in non-interest income was primarily due to a decrease in other revenue from operations of $622,000 reflecting the receipt during the second quarter of 2014 of $614,000 from the proceeds of a bank-owned life insurance policy.  Partially offsetting the decrease in non-interest income was an increase in commissions and fees on the sales of non-banking products through the Bank's insurance and financial service subsidiaries of $491,000 to $6.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015 as compared with $6.5 million during the same period of 2014.      

Second quarter 2015 compared with linked quarter ended March 31, 2015

Non-interest income decreased $367,000 from $8.5 million on a linked-quarter basis. The decrease is primarily the result of a partial recovery of a previously charged off asset in the amount of $316,000 received during the first quarter of 2015.  Commissions and fees on the sales of non-bank products also decreased in the second quarter of 2015 by $76,000 to $6.9 million as compared with the first quarter of 2015.

Year-to-date comparison 2015 to 2014

Non-interest income totaled $16.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015 as compared with $16.3 million in the same period of 2014.  For the six months ended June 30, 2015 commissions and fees on the sales of non-bank products increased $577,000 from the same period in 2014.  Other revenue from operations decreased $277,000 in the six months ended June 30, 2015 as compared with same period in 2014. Service charges on deposit accounts decreased $10,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2015 as compared with the same period in 2014.

Net Investment Gains

Second quarter 2015 compared with second quarter 2014

Net investment gains of $76,000 were recorded in the second quarter of 2015 compared with net investment gains of $27,000 in the second quarter of 2014.   

Second quarter 2015 compared with linked quarter ended March 31, 2015

During the linked quarter ended March 31, 2015, the Company realized net investment gains of $146,000 as compared with $76,000 in net investment gains in the three months ended June 30, 2015. 

Year-to-date comparison 2015 to 2014

For the six months ended June 30, 2015, the Company has recorded net investment gains of $222,000 as compared with net investment gains of $73,000 during the six months ended June 30, 2014.

Change in the Fair Value of Investments

Second quarter 2015 compared with second quarter 2014

The Company has identified the preferred and common equity securities it holds in the investment portfolio as trading securities and as such the change in fair value of these securities is reflected as a non-cash adjustment through the income statement.  For the three months ended June 30, 2015, the fair value of the Company's trading securities decreased $220,000 as compared with an increase of $13,000 in the second quarter of 2014. 

Second quarter 2015 compared with linked quarter ended March 31, 2015

During the linked quarter ended March 31, 2015, the Company recorded a positive non-cash adjustment of $242,000 reflecting an increase in fair value of the Company's trading securities at the end of the first quarter of 2015 as compared with the fair value at the end of the fourth quarter of 2014.

Year-to-date comparison 2015 to 2014

For the six months ended June 30, 2015, a positive net fair value adjustment of $22,000 reflects the increase in market value of the Bank's trading securities at June 30, 2015 as compared with year-end 2014.  This compares with a net increase in the fair value for the same 2014 period of $823,000.

Non-interest Expense

Second quarter 2015 compared with second quarter 2014

Non-interest expense was $12.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2015 as compared with $11.3 million during the second quarter of 2014. The increase in non-interest expense was primarily due to recording $1.3 million in merger-related expenses during the current quarter in connection with the previously announced merger with Community Bank System, Inc. which is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2015.  These non-recurring merger-related expenses were partially offset by a decrease in compensation and employee benefits of $205,000 and a decrease in equipment and net occupancy expense of $119,000 during the second quarter of 2015 as compared with the same period in 2014.   

Second quarter 2015 compared with linked quarter ended March 31, 2015

Non-interest expense increased $928,000 in the second quarter of 2015 as compared with the linked prior quarter.  The increase in noninterest expense was due to the recognition of merger-related expenses of $1.3 million during the current quarter. 

Year-to-date comparison 2015 to 2014

Non-interest expense totaled $23.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015 as compared with $22.2 million in the same period of 2014. The increase in non-interest expense is primarily the result of the recognition of merger-related expenses of $1.3 million during the first half of 2015 as compared with the same period in 2014. 

Income Taxes

The Company's effective tax rate was 38.7% for the second quarter of 2015 as compared with an effective tax rate of 26.2% for the second quarter of 2014. For the linked quarter ended March 31, 2015, the Company's effective tax rate was 25.2%.  The increase in the effective tax rate in the current period as compared with the linked quarter is reflective of the overall tax rate expected to be recognized for the full year.  For the six months ended June 30, 2015 the Company's effective tax rate was 28.2% as compared with an effective tax rate was 26.7% during the prior six months ended June 30, 2014. 

About Oneida Financial Corp.

The Company's wholly owned subsidiaries include The Oneida Savings Bank, a New York State chartered FDIC insured stock savings bank; State Bank of Chittenango, a state chartered limited-purpose commercial bank; OneGroup NY, Inc. (formerly Bailey & Haskell Associates, Inc.), an insurance, risk management and employee benefits company; and Oneida Wealth Management, Inc., a financial services and investment advisory firm.  Oneida Savings Bank was established in 1866 and operates twelve banking offices in Madison and Oneida counties. For more information, visit the Company's web site at www.oneidafinancial.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS AND ASSOCIATED RISK FACTORS

In addition to historical information, this earnings release may contain forward-looking statements for purposes of applicable securities laws. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties. There are a number of important factors described in documents previously filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to those forward-looking statements which may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

All financial information provided at and for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 and all quarterly data is unaudited.  Selected financial ratios have been annualized where appropriate.  Operating data is presented in thousands of dollars, except for per share amounts.

 


At

At

At

At

At

Selected Financial Condition Data:

Jun 30,

Mar 31,

Dec 31,

Sep 30,

Jun 30,

(in thousands except per share data)

2015

2015

2014

2014

2014


(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(unaudited)







Total assets

$849,570

$881,966

$798,169

$786,768

$777,838

Cash and cash equivalents

84,438

105,929

31,075

44,341

43,146

Loans receivable, net

391,019

379,937

367,859

355,685

343,951

Mortgage-backed securities

108,189

115,407

115,911

110,462

114,653

Investment securities

169,734

188,851

189,818

184,122

184,913

Trading securities

3,922

4,142

3,900

4,379

5,886

Goodwill and other intangibles 

26,165

26,223

26,288

26,360

26,432

Interest bearing deposits 

645,415

679,167

603,482

586,191

585,214

Non-interest bearing deposits

95,983

92,323

85,688

93,077

85,992

Borrowings

-

-

-

-

1,000

Total equity

96,409

97,613

95,773

94,857

94,733







Book value per share






   (end of period)

$13.85

$14.06

$13.81

$13.70

$13.71

Tangible value per share






   (end of period)

$10.09

$10.28

$10.02

$9.89

$9.89

 

 


Quarter Ended


Year to Date

Selected Operating Data:

Jun 30,

Jun 30,


Jun 30,

Jun 30,

(in thousands except per share data)

2015

2014


2015

2014


(unaudited)

(unaudited)


(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Interest income:






   Interest and fees on loans

$     3,967

$     3,693


$     7,798

$     7,350

   Interest and dividends






      on investments

1,738

2,012


3,668

3,786

   Interest on fed funds

27

6


37

12

      Total interest income

5,732

5,711


11,503

11,148

Interest expense:






   Interest on deposits

595

672


1,193

1,307

   Interest on borrowings

-

16


1

33

      Total interest expense

595

688


1,194

1,340

Net interest income

5,137

5,023


10,309

9,808

   Provision for loan losses

-

100


-

200

Net interest income after






     provision for loan losses

5,137

4,923


10,309

9,608

Net investment gains

76

27


222

73

Change in fair value of investments

(220)

13


22

823

Non-interest income:






   Service charges on deposit accts

697

711


1,384

1,394

   Commissions and fees on sales






       of non-banking products

6,946

6,455


13,968

13,391

   Other revenue from operations

486

1,108


1,272

1,549

      Total non-interest income

8,129

8,274


16,624

16,334

Non-interest expense:






   Salaries and employee benefits

7,117

7,322


14,584

14,500

   Equipment and net occupancy

1,210

1,329


2,609

2,729

   Intangible amortization

58

72


123

150

   Merger related expenses

1,257

-


1,257

-

   Other costs of operations

2,709

2,577


5,199

4,858

      Total non-interest expense

12,351

11,300


23,772

22,237

Income before income taxes

771

1,937


3,405

4,601

Income tax provision

298

508


961

1,228

Net income

$       473

$     1,429


$     2,444

$     3,373

Net income per common






   share ( EPS – Basic )

$0.07

$0.20


$0.35

$0.48

Net income per common






   share ( EPS – Diluted)

$0.07

$0.20


$0.34

$0.48

Cash dividends paid

$0.12

$0.12


$0.24

$0.24

 

 


Second

First

Fourth

Third

Second

Selected Operating Data:

Quarter

Quarter

Quarter

Quarter

Quarter

(in thousands except per share data)

2015

2015

2014

2014

2014


(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Interest income:






   Interest and fees on loans

$     3,967

$     3,831

$     3,811

$     3,767

$     3,693

   Interest and dividends






      on investments

1,738

1,929

1,908

1,909

2,012

   Interest on fed funds

27

11

9

4

6

      Total interest income

5,732

5,771

5,728

5,680

5,711

Interest expense:






   Interest on deposits

595

597

638

645

672

   Interest on borrowings

-

1

1

10

16

      Total interest expense

595

598

639

655

688

Net interest income

5,137

5,173

5,089

5,025

5,023

   Provision for loan losses

-

-

30

270

100

Net interest income after






     provision for loan losses

5,137

5,173

5,059

4,755

4,923

Net investment gains

76

146

335

2,044

27

Change in fair value of investments

(220)

242

(479)

(1,507)

13

Non-interest income:






   Service charges on deposit accts

697

686

713

724

711

   Commissions and fees on sales






       of non-banking products

6,946

7,022

6,875

6,375

6,455

   Other revenue from operations

486

788

575

459

1,108

      Total non-interest income

8,129

8,496

8,163

7,558

8,274

Non-interest expense:






   Salaries and employee benefits

7,117

7,467

8,952

7,364

7,322

   Equipment and net occupancy

1,210

1,399

1,256

1,364

1,329

   Intangible amortization

58

65

72

72

72

   Merger related expenses

1,257

-

-

-

-

   Other costs of operations

2,709

2,492

2,636

2,225

2,577

      Total non-interest expense

12,351

11,423

12,916

11,025

11,300

Income before income taxes

771

2,634

162

1,825

1,937

Income tax provision (benefit)

298

663

(132)

365

508

Net income

$       473

$     1,971

$       294

$     1,460

$     1,429

Net income per common






   share ( EPS – Basic )

$0.07

$0.28

$0.04

$0.21

$0.20

Net income per common






   share ( EPS – Diluted)

$0.07

$0.28

$0.04

$0.21

$0.20

Cash dividends paid

$0.12

$0.12

$0.12

$0.12

$0.12

 

 


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At

At

At

At

Selected Financial Ratios (1)

Jun 30,

Mar 31,

Dec 31,

Sep 30,

Jun 30,

    and Other Data

2015

2015

2014

2014

2014


(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

(unaudited)

Performance Ratios:






Return on average assets

0.22%

0.96%

0.15%

0.76%

0.72%

Return on average equity

1.91%

8.14%

1.23%

6.06%

6.09%

Return on average tangible equity

2.60%

11.16%

1.70%

8.34%

8.49%

Interest rate spread (2)

2.64%

2.82%

2.89%

2.95%

2.87%

Net interest margin (3)

2.69%

2.88%

2.95%

3.02%

2.94%

Efficiency ratio (4)

92.67%

83.09%

96.92%

87.05%

84.44%

Non-interest income to average assets

3.74%

4.12%

4.11%

3.92%

4.20%

Non-interest expense to average assets

5.68%

5.55%

6.51%

5.72%

5.73%

Average interest-earning assets as a ratio





     of average interest-bearing liabilities

115.74%

116.95%

117.00%

117.62%

115.33%

Average equity to average total assets

11.38%

11.76%

12.05%

12.50%

11.89%

Equity to total assets (end of period)

11.35%

11.07%

12.00%

12.06%

12.18%

Tangible equity to tangible assets

8.53%

8.34%

9.00%

9.01%

9.09%







Asset Quality Ratios:






Nonperforming assets to






    total assets

0.05%

0.07%

0.07%

0.11%

0.08%

Nonperforming loans to






    total loans

0.09%

0.10%

0.08%

0.17%

0.15%

Net charge-offs to average loans

0.01%

0.00%

0.01%

0.01%

0.01%

Allowance for loan losses to






    loans receivable

0.88%

0.92%

0.95%

0.98%

0.95%

Allowance for loan losses to






    nonperforming loans

942.51%

955.46%

1144.44%

575.12%

625.81%







Bank Regulatory Capital Ratios:






Total capital






    to risk weighted assets

15.87%

15.92%

16.54%

16.90%

16.82%

Tier 1 capital






    to risk weighted assets

15.15%

15.20%

15.77%

16.11%

16.06%

Tier 1 capital






    to average assets

8.66%

9.32%

9.36%

9.57%

9.10%







          1 - Ratios are annualized where appropriate.






          2 - The average interest rate spread represents the difference between the weighted-average yield on



                interest-earning assets and the weighted-average cost of interest-bearing liabilities for the period.



          3 - The net interest margin represents net interest income as a percent of average interest-earning assets for the period.


          4 - The efficiency ratio represents non-interest expense divided by the sum of net interest income and non-interest income


                excluding net investment gains (losses) and changes in the fair value of trading securities.



 

 

SOURCE Oneida Financial Corp.



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