Ottawa Bancorp, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2020 Results

Thursday, 13. August 2020 00:53

OTTAWA, Ill., Aug. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ottawa Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) (OTCQX: OTTW), the holding company for Ottawa Savings Bank, FSB (the “Bank”), announced net income of $0.8 million, or $0.25 per basic and diluted common share for the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to net income of $0.4 million, or $0.14 per basic and diluted common share for the three months ended June 30, 2019.  For the six months ended June 30, 2020, the Company announced net income of $0.8 million, or $0.27 per basic and diluted common share, compared to net income of $0.8 million, or $0.26 per basic and diluted common share for the six months ended June 30, 2019.  During the second quarter of 2020, the Company experienced an increase in loan originations which drove growth in the loan portfolio.  The loan portfolio, net of allowance, increased to $254.6 million as of June 30, 2020 from $247.8 million as of December 31, 2019. Non-performing loans decreased from $2.3 million at December 31, 2019 to $1.9 million at June 30, 2020, which caused the ratio of non-performing loans to gross loans to decrease from 0.90% at December 31, 2019 to 0.74% at June 30, 2020.  Additionally, through June 30, 2020, the Company has repurchased a total of 401,214 shares of its common stock at an average price of $13.80 per share as part of the stock repurchase program approved on November 20, 2019 and its previous stock repurchase programs that expired in November 2018 and November 2019. 

Craig Hepner, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, said “I continue to be very pleased with the response of our organization to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.  We reopened our lobbies on June 8, 2020 after suspending access to them on March 19, 2020.  We are following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Illinois Department of Health (IDPH) guidelines regarding operating in the COVID-19 pandemic environment to ensure the health and safety of our employees and customers.  We continue to have a number of our employees working remotely and to leverage the use of our recently upgraded digital banking platform to continue to serve our customers.”

“For over 148 years, the communities we serve have counted on Ottawa Savings Bank to help them manage through difficult times, and this current crisis is no different.  We continue to actively work with our customers that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to support them through this temporary downturn in the economy.  We assisted a number of our commercial customers through participating in the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program to help support numerous employees in our markets.  Additionally, we are assisting those impacted by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic through other programs to ease the financial demands during this hardship.  We continue to participate in local efforts to further assist our communities.”

“While the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and the timing and strength of the eventual economic recovery remain uncertain, we believe we are well positioned from a capital and liquidity standpoint to play a critical role in supporting our communities as we work together to manage through this crisis,” said Mr. Hepner.   

Comparison of Results of Operations for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2020 and June 30, 2019

Net income for the three months ended June 30, 2020 was $0.8 million compared to net income of $0.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019. Total interest and dividend income was $3.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020 as compared to $3.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019.  Interest expense was $0.1 million lower during the three months ended June 30, 2020.  In addition, a provision for loan losses of $130,000 was taken during the three months ended June 30, 2020.  Due to the anticipated impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the local and national economies, a qualitative factor was adjusted negatively which led to the provision level for the quarter along with the growth in the loan portfolio.  Net interest income after provision for loan losses remained comparable at $2.2 million.  Total other income increased to $1.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, an increase of $0.6 million from the three months ended June 30, 2019, primarily due to strong loan origination levels for one-to-four family loans during the second quarter and an increase in gain on sale of loans and loan origination and servicing income.  Total other expenses rose to $2.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020 from $2.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019.  The increase of $0.2 million this quarter as compared to the second quarter of 2019 is primarily due to salaries and employee benefits increasing by $0.2 million as commissions on loan production were higher and data processing increased by $0.1 million during the second quarter of 2020.  These increases were slightly offset by a decrease in other expenses of $0.1 million.    
   
Net interest income increased by $0.1 million, or 4.3%, to $2.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to $2.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019.  Interest and dividend income were comparable between the periods.  There was an increase in the average balances of interest-earning assets of $21.1 million. The increase in interest and dividend income was slightly offset by a decrease in yield on earning assets from 4.54% for the three months ended June 30, 2019 to 4.10% for the three months ended June 30, 2020.  Additionally, there was a decrease in interest expense as the average cost of funds decreased 23 basis points to 1.11% for the three months ended June 30, 2020. The net interest margin decreased 25 basis points during the three months ended June 30, 2020 to 3.20% from 3.45% during the three months ended June 30, 2019.

The Company recorded a provision for loan losses of $0.1 million for the three month period ended June 30, 2020 as compared to $0.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019. The allowance for loan losses was $3.5 million, or 1.30% of total gross loans at June 30, 2020 compared to $2.6 million, or 1.07% of gross loans at June 30, 2019.  Net charge-offs during the second quarter of 2020 were $26,902 compared to $150,560 during the second quarter of 2019.  General allocation of reserves were higher at June 30, 2020, when compared to June 30, 2019, primarily due to the balances in most loan categories increasing during the twelve months ended June 30, 2020.  In addition, due to the anticipated impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the local and national economies, a qualitative factor was adjusted negatively which led to the allowance for loan losses level for the second quarter of 2020.  Since non-performing loans increased, the necessary reserves on non-performing loans as of June 30, 2020 were approximately $37,000 higher than they were as of June 30, 2019 due to the deterioration of some credits and the fact that some of the non-performing loans that were added required higher specific allocation of reserves than those removed.

Total other income was $1.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020 as compared to $0.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019.  Due to increased levels of loan originations for the one-to-four family residential loan category, gain on sale of loans increased by $0.3 million and loan origination and servicing income increased by $0.2 million.  Additionally, the origination of mortgage servicing rights, net of amortization grew by $0.1 million.  Offsetting these increases slightly were decreases in customer service fees, gain on sale of repossessed assets and other income.

Total other expense was $2.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020 as compared to $2.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019.  There was an increase of $0.2 million in the salaries and employee benefits category and an increase of $0.1 million in data processing.  Salaries and employee benefits increased due to the higher commissions paid to the mortgage loan originators and overtime for support staff to process the loan application volume during the period.  Data processing increased due to the enhancement of our infrastructure to support the implementation of our new core processing system.  These increases were partially offset by decreases in loan expenses and other expenses. 

The Company recorded income tax expense of approximately $0.3 million for the three month period ended June 30, 2020 as compared to $0.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019.

Comparison of Results of Operations for the Six Months Ended June 30, 2020 and June 30, 2019

Net income was $0.8 million for both of the six-month periods ended June 30, 2020 and 2019.
   
Net interest income decreased by $0.1 million, or 2.1%, to $4.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, from $4.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019.  Interest and dividend income decreased $0.1 million, or 1.0%, primarily due to a decrease of 35 basis points in the average yield on assets as it declined to 4.23% for the six months ended June 30, 2020 from 4.58% for the six months ended June 30, 2019.  This decrease was partially offset by an increase in the average balances of interest-earning assets of $19.3 million.  Additionally, there was a decrease in interest expense as the average cost of funds decreased 6 basis points to 1.23% for the six months ended June 30, 2020 from 1.29% for the six months ended June 30, 2019.  Average interest bearing liabilities grew by $17.0 million which offset the savings due to the lower rate environment so overall interest expense was comparable at $1.4 million.  Overall, the net interest margin decreased 30 basis points, or 8.52% during the six months ended June 30, 2020 to 3.22% from 3.52% as the lower rates caused a larger decline in the yield on the portfolio.

We recorded a provision for loan losses of $0.6 million for the six-month period ended June 30, 2020 as compared to $0.3 million for the sixth-month period ended June 30, 2019.  The allowance for loan losses was $3.5 million, or 1.30% of total gross loans at June 30, 2020 compared to $2.6 million, or 1.07% of gross loans at June 30, 2019.  Net charge-offs during the first six months of 2020 were $0.1 million compared to $0.3 million during the first six months of 2019.  General allocation of reserves were higher at June 30, 2020, when compared to June 30, 2019, primarily due to the balances in all loan categories increasing during the twelve months ended June 30, 2020.  In addition, due to the anticipated impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the local and national economies, qualitative factors were adjusted negatively which led to an increase in the allowance level.  Since non-performing loans increased, the necessary reserves on non-performing loans as of June 30, 2020 were approximately $37,000 higher than they were as of June 30, 2019 due to the deterioration of some credits and the fact that some of the non-performing loans added required higher specific allocation of reserves than those removed.

Total other income was $1.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020 as compared to $0.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019.  Due to increased levels of loan originations for the 1 to 4 family residential loan category, gain on sale of loans increased by $0.3 million and loan origination and servicing income increased by $0.2 million.  Additionally, the origination of mortgage servicing rights, net of amortization grew by $0.1 million.  There was a slight decrease in customer service fees which slightly offset the increases.

Total other expense increased $0.2 million, or 4.7%, to $4.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, as compared to $4.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019.  The increase was primarily due to higher salaries and employee benefits due to the commissions paid to loan originators for elevated levels of loan originations and overtime for staff to process the loan applications. Additionally, data processing costs were elevated due to the enhancement of our infrastructure to support the implementation of our new core processing system.  These increases were partially offset by lower costs in loan expense and other expense. 

We recorded income tax expense of approximately $0.3 million for both of the six-month periods ended June 30, 2020 and 2019.

Comparison of Financial Condition at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019

Total consolidated assets as of June 30, 2020 were $312.2 million, an increase of $11.7 million, or 3.8%, from $300.5 million at December 31, 2019.  The increase was primarily due to an increase of $8.4 million in cash and cash equivalents, a $6.8 million increase in the net loan portfolio and a $1.4 million increase in other assets.  These increases were partially offset by a decrease in federal funds sold of $0.9 million, a decrease in securities available for sale of $1.1 million, a decrease in time deposits of $1.2 million, and a decrease in loans held for sale of $1.2 million.  Various other categories decreased by $0.5 million.  

Cash and cash equivalents increased $8.4 million, or 150.0%, to $14.4 million at June 30, 2020 from $6.0 million at December 31, 2019.  The increase in cash and cash equivalents was primarily a result of cash provided from financing activities of $12.4 million exceeding cash used in operating activities of $0.2 million and cash used in investing activities of $3.8 million.

Securities available for sale decreased $1.1 million, or 4.7%, to $23.4 million at June 30, 2020 from $24.5 million at December 31, 2019, as paydowns, calls, and maturities exceeded new securities purchases. 

Net loans increased $6.8 million, or 2.7%, to $254.6 million at June 30, 2020 compared to $247.8 million at December 31, 2019 primarily as a result of a $1.5 million increase in one-to-four family loans, an increase of $1.3 million in multi-family loans, an increase of $4.7 million in non-residential real estate loans and a $5.6 million increase in commercial loans.  The increases were offset by decreases of $3.0 million in consumer direct loans and $2.8 million in purchased auto loans.  Additionally, the allowance for loan losses grew by $0.5 million.     

Total deposits increased $6.2 million, or 2.6%, to $242.5 million at June 30, 2020 from $236.3 million at December 31, 2019.  For the six months ended June 30, 2020, savings accounts increased by $4.4 million, non-interest bearing checking accounts increased by $9.2 million and money market accounts increased by $1.9 million as compared to December 31, 2019.  The increases were offset by decreases in interest bearing checking accounts of $4.3 million and in certificates of deposit of $5.0 million as compared to December 31, 2019.

FHLB advances increased $8.5 million, or 93.4% to $17.6 million at June 30, 2020 compared to $9.1 million at December 31, 2019.  The increase was related to the low rate environment and management extending out maturities to fund future loan growth. 

Stockholders’ equity decreased $1.1 million, or 2.2% to $49.6 million at June 30, 2020 from $50.7 million at December 31, 2019.  The decrease reflects $0.8 million used to repurchase and cancel 60,545 outstanding shares of Company common stock, and $1.5 million in cash dividends.  The decreases were partially offset by net income of $0.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, an increase of $0.3 million in other comprehensive income due to an increase in fair value of securities available for sale and proceeds from stock options exercised, equity incentive plan shares issued and the allocation of ESOP shares totaling $0.1 million.    

About Ottawa Bancorp, Inc.

Ottawa Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Ottawa Savings Bank, FSB which provides various financial services to individual and corporate customers in the United States. The Bank offers various deposit accounts, including checking, money market, regular savings, club savings, certificates of deposit and various retirement accounts. Its loan portfolio includes one-to-four family residential mortgage, multi-family and non-residential real estate, commercial and construction loans as well as auto loans and home equity lines of credit. Ottawa Savings Bank, FSB was founded in 1871 and is headquartered in Ottawa, Illinois. For more information about the Company and the Bank, please visit www.ottawasavings.com.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Statements in this release that are not strictly historical are forward-looking and are based upon current expectations that may differ materially from actual results. These forward-looking statements, identified by words such as “will,” “expected,” “believe,” and “prospects,” involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the statements made herein. These risks and uncertainties involve general economic trends and changes in interest rates, increased competition, changes in consumer demand for financial services, the possibility of unforeseen events affecting the industry generally, the uncertainties associated with newly developed or acquired operations, market disruptions and the potential effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the local and national economic environment, on our customers and on our operations as well as any changes to federal, state and local government laws, regulations and orders in connection with the pandemic.  Ottawa Bancorp, Inc. undertakes no obligation to release revisions to these forward-looking statements publicly to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unforeseen events, except as required to be reported under the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission. 

Contact Information

Craig Hepner
1-815-433-2525


Ottawa Bancorp, Inc. & Subsidiary
Consolidated Balance Sheets
June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019
(Unaudited)
 June 30, December 31,
  2020   2019 
Assets   
Cash and due from banks$   9,328,130  $  5,272,925 
Interest bearing deposits   5,098,694      765,486 
Total cash and cash equivalents   14,426,824     6,038,411 
Time deposits    250,000     1,483,500 
Federal funds sold   3,265,000     4,185,000 
Securities available for sale   23,409,087     24,515,759 
Loans, net of allowance for loan losses of $3,460,693 and $2,937,632   
at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively   254,583,540     247,775,814 
Loans held for sale    -     1,225,526 
Premises and equipment, net   6,393,260     6,517,922 
Accrued interest receivable   839,091     875,104 
Foreclosed real estate   18,000     - 
Deferred tax assets   1,489,692     1,743,161 
Cash value of life insurance   2,415,132     2,389,530 
Goodwill   649,869     649,869 
Core deposit intangible   150,998     169,999 
Other assets   4,333,403     2,962,101 
Total assets$  312,223,896  $  300,531,696 
        
 

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
   
Liabilities   
Deposits:   
Non-interest bearing$  22,874,013  $  13,664,986 
Interest bearing   219,578,389     222,648,518 
Total deposits   242,452,402     236,313,504 
Accrued interest payable    97,519     8,146 
FHLB advances   17,558,339      9,068,030 
Other liabilities   2,504,410     4,431,141 
Total liabilities   262,613,670     249,820,821 
        
    
Stockholders' Equity   
Common stock, $.01 par value, 12,000,000 shares authorized; 3,108,270 and 3,159,494   
shares issued at June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019, respectively   31,083     31,594 
Additional paid-in-capital   32,149,753     32,845,639 
Retained earnings   18,291,035     18,938,633 
Unallocated ESOP shares   (1,335,030)    (1,398,600)
Unallocated management recognition plan shares   (81,845)    (30,944)
Accumulated other comprehensive income   555,231     324,553 
Total stockholders' equity   49,610,226     50,710,875 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$  312,223,896  $  300,531,696 


Ottawa Bancorp, Inc. & Subsidiary
Consolidated Statements of Operations
Three and Six Months Ended June 30 2020 and 2019
(Unaudited)
  Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
  June 30, June 30,
   2020  2019   2020  2019 
Interest and dividend income:        
Interest and fees on loans $  2,822,581 $  2,852,347  $5,731,661 $5,712,939 
Securities:        
Residential mortgage-backed and related securities  61,180  73,858     128,411  156,319 
State and municipal securities  94,618  100,610     190,562  198,021 
Dividends on non-marketable equity securities  6,698  6,277     13,288  12,711 
Interest-bearing deposits  19,293  54,168     59,411  99,547 
Total interest and dividend income  3,004,369  3,087,260     6,123,362  6,179,537 
Interest expense:        
Deposits  563,727  672,145     1,294,546  1,280,535 
Borrowings  65,928  68,445     127,824  141,146 
Total interest expense  629,655  740,590     1,422,370  1,421,681 
Net interest income  2,374,714  2,346,670     4,700,992  4,757,856 
Provision for loan losses  130,000  170,000     580,000  300,000 
Net interest income after provision for loan losses    2,224,714  2,176,670     4,120,992  4,457,856 
Other income:        
Gain on sale of loans  463,730  173,334     570,796  258,291 
Gain on sale of securities, net  -  -     857  - 
Loan origination and servicing income  437,814  200,108     552,771  354,391 
Origination of mortgage servicing rights, net of amortization  84,951  (3,045)    74,508   (12,735)
Customer service fees  83,011  125,079     189,850  240,945 
Increase in cash surrender value of life insurance  12,904  11,912     25,602  23,846 
Gain/(Loss) on sale of repossessed assets, net    300    8,544     16,331  7,796 
Other  21,274  24,184     58,949  45,946 
Total other income  1,103,983  540,116     1,489,665  918,480 
Other expenses:        
Salaries and employee benefits  1,358,457  1,188,291     2,623,103  2,286,849 
Directors fees  47,000  43,000     90,000  86,000 
Occupancy  149,392  157,060     327,917  328,010 
Deposit insurance premium  16,500  14,465     16,500  31,565 
Legal and professional services  101,244  102,398     205,866  197,933 
Data processing  251,468  148,855     474,742  335,443 
Loan expense  122,102  172,623     256,452  337,035 
Valuation adjustments and expenses on foreclosed real estate  389  6,419     948  12,003 
Other  234,846  315,864     446,511  598,751 
Total other expenses  2,281,398  2,148,975     4,442,038  4,213,589 
Income before income tax expense   1,067,299  567,811     1,168,619  1,162,747 
Income tax expense    317,035    133,199     332,398    328,064 
Net income  $   750,264 $   434,612  $  836,221 $  834,683 
Basic earnings per share $ 0.25 $  0.14  $  0.27 $  0.26 
Diluted earnings per share $  0.25 $  0.14  $  0.27 $  0.26 
Dividends per share $  0.08 $  0.43  $  0.63 $   0.49 


Ottawa Bancorp, Inc. & Subsidiary 
Selected Financial Data and Ratios 
(Unaudited) 
      At June 30, At December 31, 
       2020  2019 
            
      (In thousands, except per share data) 
Financial Condition Data:         
Total Assets     $ 312,224 $ 300,532 
Loans, net (1)       254,584  247,776 
Securities available for sale      23,409  24,516 
Deposits      242,452  236,314 
Stockholders' Equity      49,610  50,711 
Book Value per common share     $15.96 $ 16.05 
Tangible Book Value per common share (2)     $15.70 $ 15.79 
(1) Net of loans in process, deferred loan (cost) fees and allowance for loan losses.      
(2) Non-GAAP measure. Excludes goodwill and core deposit intangible.       
          
  Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30, 
   2020  2019  2020  2019 
              
  (In thousands, except per share data) (In thousands, except per share data) 
Operations Data:         
Total interest and dividend income $ 3,004  $ 3,087  $ 6,123  $ 6,180  
Total interest expense  630  740  1,422  1,422 
Net interest income  2,374  2,347  4,701  4,758 
Provision for loan losses  130  170  580  300 
Total other income  1,104  540  1,490  919 
Total other expense  2,281  2,149  4,442  4,214 
Income tax expense  317  133  332  328 
Net income $750 $435 $836 $835 
Basic earnings per share $0.25 $0.14 $0.27 $0.26 
Diluted earnings per share $0.25 $0.14 $0.27 $0.26 
Dividends per share $0.08 $0.43 $0.63 $0.49 
          
  At or for the At or for the 
  Three Months Ended Six Months Ended 
  June 30, June 30, 
   2020  2019  2020  2019 
Performance Ratios:         
Return on average assets (5)  0.49% 0.30% 0.55% 0.58%
Return on average stockholders' equity (5)  2.66  1.48  2.90  2.85 
Average stockholders' equity to average assets  18.30  20.14  18.99  20.19 
Stockholders' equity to total assets at end of period  15.89  16.77  15.89  16.77 
Net interest rate spread (1) (5)  3.00  3.20  3.00  3.28 
Net interest margin (2) (5)  3.20  3.45  3.22  3.52 
Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities  123.15  122.30  122.01  122.67 
Other expense to average assets  0.72  0.73  1.43  1.45 
Efficiency ratio (3)  65.33  74.44  71.62  74.23 
Dividend payout ratio  33.31  188.46  177.77  141.03 


      At or for the At or for the 
      Six Months Ended Twelve Months Ended 
      June 30, December 31, 
      2020 2019 
          
      (unaudited) 
Regulatory Capital Ratios (4):         
Total risk-based capital (to risk-weighted assets)     20.29% 22.21%
Tier 1 core capital (to risk-weighted assets)     19.04  20.96 
Common equity Tier 1 (to risk-weighted assets)     19.04  20.96 
Tier 1 leverage (to adjusted total assets)     14.10  15.00 
Asset Quality Ratios:         
Net charge-offs to average gross loans outstanding     0.05  0.11 
Allowance for loan losses to gross loans outstanding     1.30  1.17 
Non-performing loans to gross loans (6)     0.74  0.90 
Non-performing assets to total assets (6)     0.62  0.75 
Other Data:         
Number of full-service offices     3 3 
          
(1) Represents the difference between the weighted average yield on average interest-earning assets and the weighted average cost of funds on average interest-bearing liabilities. 
(2) Represents net interest income as a percent of average interest-earning assets. 
(3) Represents total other expenses divided by the sum of net interest income and total other income. 
(4) Ratios are for Ottawa Savings Bank. 
(5) Annualized. 
(6) Non-performing assets consist of non-performing loans, foreclosed real estate and other foreclosed assets. Non-performing loans consist of all loans 90 days or more past due and all loans no longer accruing interest. 
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