ALPENA, Mich., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- First Federal of Northern Michigan Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: FFNM) (the "Company") reported consolidated net earnings of $263,000, or $0.09 per basic and diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2011 compared to consolidated net earnings of $319,000, or $0.11 per basic and diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2010.
Consolidated net income for the six months ended June 30, 2011 was $423,000, or $0.15 per basic and diluted share, compared to $522,000, or $0.18 per basic and diluted share for the six months ended June 30, 2010.
Listed below are a few key points relative to the Company's results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011:
- Significant quarter over quarter improvement in the Company's net interest margin (from 3.73% for the quarter ended June 30, 2010 to 4.19% for the quarter ended June 30, 2011) due to both a 58 basis point reduction in the cost of funds period over period and to a large commercial loan which returned to accruing status during the quarter ended June 30, 2011.
- Provision for Loan Losses of ($19,000) and $48,000, for the three and six months ended June 30, 2011, respectively, as compared to provisions of $595,000 and $606,000 for the three and six months ended June 30, 2010.
- First Federal of Northern Michigan remains "well-capitalized" for regulatory purposes.
Michael W. Mahler, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, commented, "We are pleased once again to report net income for the second quarter of 2011. Five of our last six quarters have been profitable, which demonstrates that our focused efforts over the last two-plus years have begun to produce sustainable earnings. The Bank continues to also focus on net interest margin and has successfully improved it to 4.19% for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. For the same quarter one year earlier our net interest margin stood at 3.73%. Our increase in net interest margin has come mostly on the cost of funds side, where lower market interest rates have reduced the costs of our deposits and borrowings. We continue our relationship-focused 'Community Bank' approach to building customer relationships and, consequently, growing our lower-costing core deposit base which has grown by $4.5 million year to date and $15.5 million since the start of 2009."
Mahler also commented, "The return to strong asset quality continues to be our top priority. Non-performing loans have decreased $2.3 million since the start of the year. Our Texas Ratio has decreased from 64.29% at December 31, 2009 to 37.07% at June 30, 2011. We have seen improvement in several key areas related to asset quality, including delinquency trends, the number of classified loans and the level of non accrual loan balances. We are also encouraged by the interest and success in selling bank-owned properties during the quarter. The Bank has done well marketing bank-owned properties, particularly residential real estate. Commercial properties are slower moving although we have seen a recent increase in interest and have accepted an offer on the largest piece of bank-owned property."
"The Bank remained profitable for the quarter in spite of still inflated collection costs as we near conclusion on certain foreclosure actions. In addition, the Bank recorded secondary write-downs on certain bank-owned properties as part of our on going evaluation and monitoring. We are encouraged by the fact that certain classified loans have been upgraded in recent quarters with more expected before year end. The Bank realized $19,000 income from the provision expense for the quarter and had a modest provision of $48,000 for the six-month period ended June 30, 2011. This is the result of significant improvement in the historical loan charge-off trends along with the improvement in asset quality metrics. The shrinking of the loan portfolio through normal pay downs, charge-offs and moving loans to a bank-owned property status since the start of the year also contributed to the decline in loan balances which lead to a lower loan loss reserve requirement."
Selected Financial Ratios
For the Three Months Ended June 30
For the Six Months Ended June 30
Net interest margin
Average interest rate spread
Return on average assets*
Return on average equity*
June 30, 2011
December 31, 2010
June 30, 2010
Asset Quality Ratios:
Non-performing assets to total assets
Non-performing loans to total loans
Allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans
Allowance for loan losses to total loans
"Texas Ratio" (Bank)
Total non-performing loans ($000 omitted)
Total non-performing assets ($000 omitted)
Total assets of the Company at June 30, 2011 were $218.9 million, an increase of $3.2 million, or 1.5%, from assets of $215.7 million at December 31, 2010. Net loans receivable decreased $12.3 million to $144.8 million at June 30, 2011, due to the continued effect of adjustable-rate or balloon mortgage loans that have paid off or been refinanced and sold into the secondary market, a large purchased mortgage loan which paid off during the six-month period, consumer loan balances that have declined due to normal pay-downs, pay-off of an out-of-state commercial loan participation, and in general, limited originations of loans to be held in the Company's portfolio. Investment securities increased $12.4 million from December 31, 2010 to June 30, 2011 due primarily to the purchase of GNMA and municipal securities as opportunities arose and as we received funds from loan pay-offs.
Deposits increased $645,000 to $156.1 million at June 30, 2011 from $155.5 million at December 31, 2010. During this period, lower-costing accounts such as savings, money market and checking accounts increased by approximately $3.0 million. This was partially offset by a decrease in our certificate of deposit accounts of approximately $2.4 million. FHLB advances increased $3.0 million to $32.0 million from December 31, 2010 as we leveraged to grow our balance sheet.
The ratio of total nonperforming assets to total assets was 4.06% at June 30, 2011 compared to 4.37% at December 31, 2010 and 4.40% at June 30, 2010. Non-performing assets decreased by $526,000 from December 31, 2010 to June 30, 2011. The Company continues to closely monitor non-performing assets and has taken a variety of steps to reduce the level thereof, such as:
- Timely pursuit of foreclosure and/or repossession options coupled with quick and aggressive marketing efforts of repossessed assets;
- Restructuring loans, where feasible, to assist borrowers in working through this financially challenging time;
- Allowing borrowers to structure short-sales of properties, where appropriate and feasible; and
- Working with borrowers to find a means of reducing outstanding debt (such as through sales of collateral).
Stockholders' equity was $24.1 million at June 30, 2011 compared to $23.2 million at December 31, 2010. The increase was due primarily to net earnings for the six-month period of $423,000 and an increase of $340,000 in the unrealized gain on available-for-sale investment securities. First Federal of Northern Michigan's regulatory capital remains at levels in excess of regulatory requirements, as shown in the table below.
Minimum to be
Dollars in Thousands
Tier 1 (Core) capital ( to
Total risk-based capital ( to risk-
Tier 1 risk-based capital ( to
Tangible Capital ( to
Results of Operations
Interest income decreased to $ 2.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2011 from $2.9 million for the year earlier period. Interest income decreased to $5.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011 as compared to $5.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2010. The decrease in interest income for the three month period was due to two main factors: a period over period decrease of $10.8 million in the average balance of our interest-earning assets and a decrease of 9 basis points in the yield on interest-earning assets due in part to lower market interest rates period over period.
Interest expense decreased to $581,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2011 from $900,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2010. Interest expense for the six months ended June 30, 2011 decreased to $1.2 million from $1.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2010. The decrease in interest expense for the three-month period was due in part to a $12.9 million decrease in the average balance of our interest-bearing liabilities and a decrease in our overall cost of funds of 58 basis points period over period. Most notably, the average balance of our FHLB advances decreased $10.0 million from the from the three-month period ended June 30, 2010 to the same period in 2011 and the cost of our FHLB advances decreased 71 basis points period over period. In addition our certificates of deposit decreased $7.0 million from the three-month period ended June 30, 2010 to the same period in 2011 and the cost of our certificates of deposits decreased 55 basis points period over period.
The Company's net interest margin increased to 4.19% for the three-month period ended June 30, 2011 from 3.73% for the same period in 2010. During this time period, the average yield on interest-earning assets decreased 9 basis points to 5.34% from 5.43%. The average cost of funds decreased 58 basis points to 1.30% from 1.88%, due to reductions of 55 basis points on our certificates of deposit, 42 basis points on our Money market and NOW accounts, and 71 basis points on our FHLB advances quarter over quarter. For the six-month period ended June 30, 2011, the Company's net interest margin increased to 4.08% from 3.67% for the same period in 2010. During this time period, the average yield on interest-earning assets decreased 14 basis points to 5.26% from 5.40%, while the cost of funds decreased 66 basis points to 1.98% from 2.64%.
The provision for loan losses for the three-month period ended June 30, 2011 was income of $19,000, as compared to expense of $595,000 for the prior year period. For the six-month period ended June 30, 2011, the provision for loan losses was $48,000 as compared to $606,000 for the same period ended June 30, 2010. Our provision for loan losses is based on an eight-quarter rolling average of actual net charge-offs adjusted for various environmental factors for each pool of loans in our portfolio. Total net charge-offs for the quarter-ended June 30, 2011 were $422,000 as compared to $1.8 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2009, which rolled-off our required reserve calculation based on our eight-quarter rolling average method. That decrease in charge-offs quarter over quarter resulted in lower loss factors which were applied to our various pools of loans to establish an adequate reserve. In addition, loan balances have declined substantially from December 31, 2010. Both of these factors enabled us to reverse provision expense recorded in prior periods. The provision was based on management's review of the components of the overall loan portfolio, the status of non-performing loans and various subjective factors.
Non-interest income decreased to $393,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2011 from $1.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2010. Non-interest income decreased to $842,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2011 from $1.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2010. Both the three- and six-month results in 2010 reflected a $447,000 gain on sale of investments as a result of a restructuring of the investment portfolio in an effort to reduce credit risk as well as a $200,000 settlement on a lawsuit. Additionally, in 2011 we continue to experience a decrease in mortgage banking activities income as compared to 2010, especially during the three-month period ended June 30, 2011. Despite mortgage interest rates that remain historically low, mortgage banking activities, consisting mostly of homeowner refinances, continue to decline. Mortgage refinances were considerably lower for both the three- and six-month periods ended June 30, 2011 as compared to the prior year periods.
Non-interest expense decreased from $2.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2010 to $2.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2011. Non-interest expense decreased to $4.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011 from $4.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2010. Notably, our FDIC premiums decreased for both the three- and six-month periods ended June 30, 2011 due to improvement in our risk profile resulting in lower FDIC assessments.
Safe Harbor Statement
This news release and other releases and reports issued by the Company, including reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission, may contain "forward-looking statements." The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. The Company is including this statement for purposes of taking advantage of the safe-harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
First Federal of Northern Michigan Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheet
June 30, 2011
December 31, 2010
Cash and cash equivalents:
Cash on hand and due from banks
Overnight deposits with FHLB
Total cash and cash equivalents
Loans held for sale
Loans receivable, net of allowance for loan losses of $2,190,949 and
$2,831,332 as of June 30,
Foreclosed real estate and other repossessed assets
Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost
Premises and equipment
Accrued interest receivable
Prepaid FDIC premiums
Deferred tax asset
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
Advances from borrowers for taxes and insurance
Federal Home Loan Bank Advances
REPO Sweep Accounts
Accrued expenses and other liabilities
Common stock ($0.01 par value 20,000,000 shares authorized
3,191,999 shares issued
Additional paid-in capital
Treasury stock at cost (307,750 shares
Accumulated other comprehensive income
Total stockholders' equity
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
First Federal of Northern Michigan Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statement of Income
For the Three Months
For the Six Months
Ended June 30,
Ended June 30,
Interest and fees on loans
Interest and dividends on investments
Interest on mortgage-backed securities
Total interest income
Interest on deposits
Interest on borrowings
Total interest expense
Net interest income
Provision for loan losses
Net interest income after provision for loan losses
Service charges and other fees
Mortgage banking activities
Gain on sale of investments
Net gain (loss) on sale of premises and equipment,
real estate owned and other repossessed assets
Total non-interest income
Compensation and employee benefits
FDIC Insurance Premiums
Amortization of intangible assets
Service bureau charges
Total non-interest expense
Income before income tax benefit
Income tax benefit
Per share data:
Net income per share
Weighted average number of shares outstanding
Including dilutive stock options
Dividends per common share
SOURCE First Federal of Northern Michigan Bancorp, Inc.
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