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Northeast Bank Reports Second Quarter Results, including Record Purchases, and Declares Dividend

Globe Newswire 25-Jan-2023 4:16 PM

PORTLAND, Maine, Jan. 25, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northeast Bank (the "Bank") (NASDAQ:NBN), a Maine-based full-service bank, today reported net income of $11.3 million, or $1.54 per diluted common share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2022, compared to net income of $11.4 million, or $1.42 per diluted common share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2021. Net income for the six months ended December 31, 2022 was $19.6 million, or $2.65 per diluted common share, compared to $21.3 million, or $2.63 per diluted common share, for the six months ended December 31, 2021. Net income per diluted common share excluding correspondent fee income would be $1.48 and $0.90 for the three months ended December 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively, and $2.46 and $1.43 for the six months ended December 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively.

The Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.01 per share, payable on February 23, 2023, to shareholders of record as of February 9, 2023.

"Our second fiscal quarter represented a milestone for Northeast Bank," said Rick Wayne, Chief Executive Officer. "Our National Lending Division generated a record $1.17 billion in purchases and originations for the quarter, growing the National Lending portfolio by $1.04 billion, or 74.4%, over September 30, 2022, and $1.21 billion, or 97.9%, over June 30, 2022. Our disciplined approach proved valuable, as we were able to deploy significant capital into purchased loans, poising the Bank for future success. The originated yield and purchased return for the quarter was 8.5% and 8.7%, respectively. Additionally, we approved and initiated an at-the-market offering of up to $50.0 million of our voting common stock, which provides the Bank with the ability to raise capital if and as needed. For the quarter, we earned $1.54 per diluted common share, a return on average equity of 17.5%, and a return on average assets of 2.1%."

As of December 31, 2022, total assets were $2.81 billion, an increase of $1.23 billion, or 77.5%, from total assets of $1.58 billion as of June 30, 2022. The principal components of the changes in the balance sheet follow:

1. The following table highlights the changes in the loan portfolio for the three and six months ended December 31, 2022:

 Loan Portfolio Changes
 Three Months Ended December 31, 2022
 December 31, 2022
Balance
 September 30, 2022
Balance
 Change ($) Change (%)
 (Dollars in thousands) 
National Lending Purchased$1,483,567  $530,393  $953,174  179.71%
National Lending Originated 963,775   873,292   90,483  10.36%
SBA National 27,239   27,636   (397) (1.44%)
Community Banking 30,176   32,899   (2,723) (8.28%)
Total$2,504,757  $1,464,220  $1,040,537  71.06%


 Six Months Ended December 31, 2022
 December 31, 2022
Balance
 June 30, 2022
Balance
 Change ($) Change (%)
 (Dollars in thousands)
National Lending Purchased$1,483,567  $477,682  $1,005,885  210.58%
National Lending Originated 963,775   759,229   204,546  26.94%
SBA National 27,239   33,046   (5,807) (17.57%)
Community Banking 30,176   34,909   (4,733) (13.56%)
Total$2,504,757  $1,304,866  $1,199,891  91.96%
               

Loans generated by the Bank's National Lending Division for the quarter ended December 31, 2022 totaled $1.17 billion, which consisted of $998.5 million of purchased loans, at an average price of 86.6% of unpaid principal balance, and $174.0 million of originated loans.

An overview of the Bank's National Lending portfolio follows:

 National Lending Portfolio
 Three Months Ended December 31,
 2022 2021
 Purchased Originated Total Purchased Originated Total
 (Dollars in thousands) 
Loans purchased or originated during the period:                       
Unpaid principal balance$1,152,957  $173,992  $1,326,949  $93,379  $168,398  $261,777 
Net investment basis 998,527   173,992   1,172,519   92,136   168,398   260,534 
                        
Returns on loan portfolio during the period:                       
Yield 8.69%  8.50%  8.59%  8.92%  6.48%  7.53%


 Six Months Ended December 31,
 2022 2021
 Purchased Originated Total Purchased Originated Total
 (Dollars in thousands)
Loans purchased or originated during the period:                 
Unpaid principal balance$1,236,815  $355,712  $1,592,527  $130,413  $262,884  $393,297 
Net investment basis 1,076,064   355,712   1,431,776   127,492   262,884   390,376 
                  
Returns on loan portfolio during the period:                 
Yield 8.07%  8.19%  8.14%  9.08%  6.43%  7.58%
                  
Total loans as of period end:                 
Unpaid principal balance$1,673,158  $963,775  $2,636,933  $518,175  $619,223  $1,137,398 
Net investment basis 1,483,567   963,775   2,447,342   484,513   619,223   1,103,736 
                        

2. Deposits increased by $947.7 million, or 73.6%, from June 30, 2022, attributable to increases in time deposits of $951.1 million, or 747.1%, and savings and interest-bearing checking accounts of $140.1 million, or 23.9%, partially offset by a decrease in demand deposits of $145.5 million, or 44.2%. The significant increase in time deposits is primarily due to the increase in brokered time deposits, which increased to $843.3 million compared to none outstanding at June 30, 2022. The use of brokered time deposits was part of the Bank's strategy to fund the loan purchases for the short-term.

3. Shareholders' equity increased by $15.1 million, or 6.1%, from June 30, 2022, primarily due to net income of $19.6 million, stock-based compensation of $1.7 million and the issuance of 34 thousand shares of voting common stock, adding $1.1 million to shareholders' equity, net of issuance costs, partially offset by the repurchase of 136 thousand shares of voting common stock at a weighted average price per share of $37.99, which resulted in a $5.2 million decrease in shareholders' equity.

Net income decreased by $105 thousand to $11.3 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2022, compared to net income of $11.4 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2021.

1. Net interest and dividend income before provision for loan losses increased by $8.7 million to $28.8 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2022, compared to $20.1 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2021. The increase was primarily due to the following:

  • An increase in interest income earned on loans of $16.0 million, primarily due to an increase in interest income earned on the National Lending Division's originated and purchased portfolios, due to higher average balances in both portfolios and higher rates earned on the originated portfolio, partially offset by lower rates earned on the purchased portfolio; and
  • An increase in interest income earned on short-term investments of $1.6 million, due to higher rates earned, partially offset by lower average balances; partially offset by,
  • An increase in deposit interest expense of $8.7 million, due to higher interest rates and higher average balances in interest-bearing deposits; and
  • An increase in FHLB borrowings interest expense of $411 thousand, due to higher average balances.

The following table summarizes interest income and related yields recognized on the loan portfolios:

 Interest Income and Yield on Loans
 Three Months Ended December 31,
 2022 2021
 Average Interest   Average Interest  
 Balance Income Yield Balance Income Yield
 (Dollars in thousands)
Community Banking$30,920  $   586  7.52% $42,728  $556  5.16%
SBA National 27,757   610  8.72%  36,027   635  6.99%
SBA PPP -   -  0.00%  628   2  1.26%
National Lending:                   
Originated 899,562   19,274  8.50%  601,394   9,827  6.48%
Purchased 765,085   16,758  8.69%  452,644   10,175  8.92%
Total National Lending 1,664,647       36,032  8.59%  1,054,038   20,002  7.53%
Total$1,723,324  $   37,228  8.57% $1,133,421  $21,195  7.42%
  
                Six Months Ended December 31,
 2022 2021
 Average Interest   Average Interest  
 Balance Income Yield Balance Income Yield
 (Dollars in thousands)
Community Banking$31,904  $1,052  6.54% $43,383  $1,131  5.17%
SBA National 29,267   1,340  9.08%  38,168   1,271  6.61%
SBA PPP -   -  0.00%  1,006   13  2.56%
National Lending:                   
Originated 857,775       35,425  8.19%  574,343   18,612  6.43%
Purchased 626,552   25,490  8.07%  440,224   20,161  9.08%
Total National Lending 1,484,327       60,915  8.14%  1,014,567   38,773  7.58%
Total$1,545,498  $   63,307  8.13% $1,097,124  $41,188  7.45%
                      

The components of total income on purchased loans are set forth in the table below entitled "Total Return on Purchased Loans." When compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2021, regularly scheduled interest and accretion for the quarter ended December 31, 2022 increased by $5.4 million due to the increase in average balances and transactional income increased by $1.1 million. The total return on purchased loans for the quarter ended December 31, 2022 was 8.7%, a decrease from 9.0% for the quarter ended December 31, 2021. The following table details the total return on purchased loans:

 Total Return on Purchased Loans
 Three Months Ended December 31,
 2022 2021
 Income Return (1) Income Return (1)
 (Dollars in thousands)
Regularly scheduled interest and accretion$13,014  6.75% $7,576  6.64%
Transactional income:            
Gain on real estate owned -  0.00%  49  0.04%
Accelerated accretion and loan fees 3,744  1.94%  2,599  2.28%
Total transactional income 3,744  1.94%  2,648  2.32%
Total$16,758  8.69% $10,224  8.96%
              
 Six Months Ended December 31,
 2022 2021
 Income Return (1) Income Return (1)
 (Dollars in thousands)
Regularly scheduled interest and accretion$20,688  6.55% $14,557  6.56%
Transactional income:           
Loss on real estate owned -  0.00%  (25) (0.01%)
Accelerated accretion and loan fees 4,802  1.52%  5,604  2.52%
Total transactional income 4,802  1.52%  5,579  2.51%
Total$25,490  8.07% $20,136  9.07%
              

(1) The total return on purchased loans represents scheduled accretion, accelerated accretion, gains on asset sales and gains on real estate owned recorded during the period divided by the average invested balance, which includes purchased loans held for sale, on an annualized basis. The total return does not include the effect of purchased loan charge-offs or recoveries in the quarter. Total return is considered a non-GAAP financial measure.

2. Provision (credit) for loan losses increased by $1.4 million to a provision of $325 thousand for the quarter ended December 31, 2022, from a credit of $1.1 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2021. The increase in the provision (credit) for loan losses reflects increases in the loan portfolio and increases in specific reserves during the quarter ended December 31, 2022, as compared to decreases in certain qualitative factors as a result of continued improvements relative to the COVID-19 pandemic and decreases in specific reserves during the quarter ended December 31, 2021.

3. Noninterest income decreased by $5.2 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2022, compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2021, primarily due to the following:

  • A decrease in correspondent fee income of $5.4 million from the recognition of correspondent fees and net servicing income. Correspondent income for the quarters ended December 31, 2022 and 2021 is comprised of the following components:
 Three Months Ended December 31,
  2022  2021
        
  (In thousands)
Correspondent Fee$29  $1,087 
Amortization of Purchased Accrued Interest 275   1,614 
Earned Net Servicing Interest 314   3,340 
Total$618  $6,041 
        

The Bank has $491 thousand of unamortized correspondent fee and purchased accrued interest remaining. This decrease was offset by:

  • An increase in fees for other customers of $199 thousand, primarily due to increased commercial loan servicing fees during the quarter ended December 31, 2022.

4. Noninterest expense increased by $2.5 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2022 compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2021, primarily due to the following:

  • An increase in salaries and employee benefits expense of $1.0 million, primarily due to increases in regular employee compensation, stock compensation, and bonus expense;
  • An increase in loan expense of $538 thousand, due to an increase in correspondent expense;
  • An increase in occupancy and equipment expense of $336 thousand, primarily due to expenses associated with the new lease of office space in Boston, Massachusetts; and
  • An increase in other noninterest expense of $325 thousand, primarily due to an increase in deposit expense of $179 thousand, primarily from increased excess deposit insurance costs and debit card expense, and an increase in meals and entertainment expense of $142 thousand.

5. Income tax expense decreased by $301 thousand to $4.7 million, or an effective tax rate of 29.5%, for the quarter ended December 31, 2022, compared to $5.0 million, or an effective tax rate of 30.6%, for the quarter ended December 31, 2021. The decrease was primarily due to lower pre-tax income, which decreased by $406 thousand during the quarter ended December 31, 2022 compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2021. The decrease in effective tax rate was primarily due to $673 thousand of tax benefits arising from the exercise of stock options and restricted stock vests during the quarter ended December 31, 2022, as compared to only $44 thousand of tax benefits in the quarter ended December 31, 2021, which reduced the effective tax rate from 33.7% to 29.5%.

As of December 31, 2022, nonperforming assets totaled $12.9 million, or 0.46% of total assets, as compared to $12.9 million, or 0.82% of total assets, as of June 30, 2022.

As of December 31, 2022, past due loans totaled $18.5 million, or 0.74% of total loans, as compared to past due loans totaling $7.0 million, or 0.53% of total loans as of June 30, 2022. The increase was primarily due to twenty-three National Lending Division purchased loans totaling $11.5 million that were past due at December 31, 2022 but not at June 30, 2022.

As of December 31, 2022, the Bank's Tier 1 leverage capital ratio was 12.5%, compared to 16.1% at June 30, 2022, and the Total capital ratio was 11.1% at December 31, 2022, compared to 19.5% at June 30, 2022. Capital ratios were primarily affected by increased earnings and increased assets, primarily loans.

Investor Call Information
Rick Wayne, Chief Executive Officer, Jean-Pierre Lapointe, Chief Financial Officer, and Pat Dignan, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, will host a conference call to discuss second quarter earnings and business outlook at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, January 26th. To access the conference call by phone, please go to this link (Phone Registration), and you will be provided with dial in details. The call will be available via live webcast, which can be viewed by accessing the Bank's website at www.northeastbank.com and clicking on the About Us - Investor Relations section. To listen to the webcast, attendees are encouraged to visit the website at least fifteen minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software. Please note there will also be a slide presentation that will accompany the webcast. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available online for one year at www.northeastbank.com.

About Northeast Bank
Northeast Bank (NASDAQ:NBN) is a full-service bank headquartered in Portland, Maine. We offer personal and business banking services to the Maine market via seven banking centers. Our National Lending Division purchases and originates commercial loans on a nationwide basis. ableBanking, a division of Northeast Bank, offers online savings products to consumers nationwide. Information regarding Northeast Bank can be found at www.northeastbank.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), this press release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures, including tangible common shareholders' equity, tangible book value per share, total return on purchased loans, efficiency ratio, and net interest margin excluding collection account. The Bank's management believes that the supplemental non-GAAP information is utilized by regulators and market analysts to evaluate a company's financial condition and therefore, such information is useful to investors. These disclosures should not be viewed as a substitute for financial results determined in accordance with GAAP, nor are they necessarily comparable to non-GAAP performance measures that may be presented by other companies. Because non-GAAP financial measures are not standardized, it may not be possible to compare these financial measures with other companies' non-GAAP financial measures having the same or similar names.

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are intended to be covered by the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We may also make forward-looking statements in other documents we file with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the "FDIC"), in our annual reports to our shareholders, in press releases and other written materials, and in oral statements made by our officers, directors or employees. You can identify forward-looking statements by the use of the words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "assume," "outlook," "will," "should," and other expressions that predict or indicate future events and trends and which do not relate to historical matters. Although the Bank believes that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable estimates and assumptions, they are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors. You should not place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements. You should exercise caution in interpreting and relying on forward-looking statements because they are subject to significant risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond the Bank's control. The Bank's actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of, among other factors, changes in general business and economic conditions on a national basis and in the local markets in which the Bank operates, including changes which adversely affect borrowers' ability to service and repay our loans; changes in customer behavior due to political, business and economic conditions, including inflation; turbulence in the capital and debt markets; reductions in net interest income resulting from interest rate volatility as well as changes in the balances and mix of loans and deposits; changes in interest rates and real estate values; changes in loan collectability, increases in defaults and charge-off rates; decreases in the value of securities and other assets, adequacy of loan loss reserves, or deposit levels necessitating increased borrowing to fund loans and investments; changing government regulation; competitive pressures from other financial institutions; changes in legislation or regulation and accounting principles, policies and guidelines; cybersecurity incidents, fraud, natural disasters, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and future pandemics; the risk that the Bank may not be successful in the implementation of its business strategy; the risk that intangibles recorded in the Bank's financial statements will become impaired; reputational risk relating to our participation in the Paycheck Protection Program and other pandemic-related legislative and regulatory initiatives and programs; changes in assumptions used in making such forward-looking statements; and the other risks and uncertainties detailed in the Bank's Annual Report on Form 10-K and updated by our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other filings submitted to the FDIC. These statements speak only as of the date of this release and the Bank does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this communication or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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NORTHEAST BANK
BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)
 
 December 31, 2022 June 30, 2022
Assets     
Cash and due from banks$2,540  $2,095 
Short-term investments 161,776   169,984 
Total cash and cash equivalents 164,316   172,079 
      
      
Available-for-sale debt securities, at fair value 53,698   54,911 
Equity securities, at fair value 6,665   6,798 
Total investment securities 60,363   61,709 
      
Loans:     
Commercial real estate 1,939,151   882,187 
Commercial and industrial 479,215   352,729 
Residential real estate 85,782   69,209 
Consumer 609   741 
Total loans 2,504,757   1,304,866 
Less: Allowance for loan losses 6,411   5,028 
Loans, net 2,498,346   1,299,838 
      
      
Premises and equipment, net 27,333   9,606 
Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost 11,481   1,610 
Loan servicing rights, net 1,860   1,285 
Bank-owned life insurance 18,141   17,922 
Other assets 27,577   18,710 
Total assets$2,809,417  $1,582,759 
      
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity     
Deposits:     
Demand$183,485  $329,007 
Savings and interest checking 725,356   585,274 
Money market 248,129   246,095 
Time 1,078,439   127,317 
Total deposits 2,235,409   1,287,693 
      
Federal Home Loan Bank advances 260,000   15,000 
Lease liability 20,903   4,451 
Other liabilities 29,678   27,294 
Total liabilities 2,545,990   1,334,438 
      
Commitments and contingencies     
      
      
Shareholders' equity     
Preferred stock, $1.00 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2022 and June 30, 2022 -   - 
Voting common stock, $1.00 par value, 25,000,000 shares authorized; 7,511,044 and 7,442,103 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2022 and June 30, 2022, respectively 7,511   7,442 
Non-voting common stock, $1.00 par value, 3,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2022 and June 30, 2022-   - 
Additional paid-in capital 34,423   38,749 
Retained earnings 222,417   202,980 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (924)  (850)
Total shareholders' equity 263,427   248,321 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$2,809,417  $1,582,759 
        


NORTHEAST BANK
STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)
 Three Months Ended December 31, Six Months Ended December 31,
 2022 2021 2022 2021
Interest and dividend income:           
Interest and fees on loans$37,228  $21,195  $63,307  $41,188 
Interest on available-for-sale securities 270   76   419   170 
Other interest and dividend income 1,703   118   2,339   292 
Total interest and dividend income 39,201   21,389   66,065   41,650 
            
Interest expense:           
Deposits 9,896   1,184   12,698   2,492 
Federal Home Loan Bank advances 538   127   933   255 
Obligation under capital lease agreements 15   23   33   49 
Total interest expense 10,449   1,334   13,664   2,796 
            
Net interest and dividend income before provision for loan losses 28,752   20,055   52,401   38,854 
Provision (credit) for loan losses 325   (1,069)  1,175   (1,295)
Net interest and dividend income after provision for loan losses 28,427   21,124   51,226   40,149 
            
Noninterest income:           
Fees for other services to customers 503   304   770   761 
Gain on sales of SBA loans 35   -   71   - 
Gain on sales of PPP loans -   -   -   86 
Net unrealized gain (loss) on equity securities 11   (53)  (207)  (74)
Gain (loss) on real estate owned, other repossessed collateral and premises and equipment, net (29)  73   23   (1)
Correspondent fee income 618   6,041   2,000   13,872 
Gain on termination of interest rate swap -   -   96   - 
Bank-owned life insurance income 110   106   219   212 
Other noninterest income 53   22   (12)  36 
Total noninterest income 1,301   6,493   2,960   14,892 
            
Noninterest expense:           
Salaries and employee benefits 8,452   7,406   16,717   14,968 
Occupancy and equipment expense 1,200   864   2,052   1,752 
Professional fees 464   394   979   915 
Data processing fees 1,216   1,099   2,320   2,174 
Marketing expense 219   158   395   350 
Loan acquisition and collection expense 749   211   1,390   2,459 
FDIC insurance expense 144   120   241   200 
Other noninterest expense 1,260   935   2,243   1,708 
Total noninterest expense 13,704   11,187   26,337   24,526 
            
Income before income tax expense 16,024   16,430   27,849   30,515 
Income tax expense 4,726   5,027   8,264   9,236 
Net income$11,298  $11,403  $19,585  $21,279 
            
            
Weighted-average shares outstanding:           
Basic 7,256,281   7,952,938   7,305,331   8,012,106 
Diluted 7,323,402   8,041,476   7,379,790   8,096,728 
            
Earnings per common share:           
            
Basic$1.56  $1.43  $2.68  $2.66 
Diluted 1.54   1.42   2.65   2.63 
                
Cash dividends declared per common share$0.01  $0.01  $0.02  $0.02 
                


NORTHEAST BANK
AVERAGE BALANCE SHEETS AND ANNUALIZED YIELDS
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
 Three Months Ended December 31,
 2022 2021
   Interest Average   Interest Average
 Average Income/ Yield/ Average Income/ Yield/
 Balance Expense Rate Balance Expense Rate
Assets:                   
Interest-earning assets:                   
Investment securities$60,402  $270  1.77% $65,444  $76  0.46%
Loans (1) (2) (3) 1,723,324   37,228  8.57%  1,133,421   21,195  7.42%
Federal Home Loan Bank stock 4,549   47  4.10%  1,222   6  1.95%
Short-term investments (4) 170,756   1,656  3.85%  319,639   112  0.14%
Total interest-earning assets 1,959,031   39,201  7.94%  1,519,726   21,389  5.58%
Cash and due from banks 2,495         2,734       
Other non-interest earning assets 143,481         61,013       
Total assets$2,105,007        $1,583,473       
                    
Liabilities & Shareholders' Equity:                   
Interest-bearing liabilities:                   
NOW accounts$551,998  $3,575  2.57% $288,599  $192  0.26%
Money market accounts 243,953   805  1.31%  264,731   197  0.30%
Savings accounts 124,990   356  1.13%  101,204   124  0.49%
Time deposits 621,248   5,160  3.30%  225,801   671  1.18%
Total interest-bearing deposits 1,542,189   9,896  2.55%  880,335   1,184  0.53%
Federal Home Loan Bank advances 83,560   538  2.55%  15,000   127  3.36%
Lease liability 16,679   15  0.36%  5,446   23  1.68%
Total interest-bearing liabilities 1,642,428   10,449  2.52%  900,781   1,334  0.59%
                    
Non-interest bearing liabilities:                   
Demand deposits and escrow accounts 195,907         427,550       
Other liabilities 10,226         14,072       
Total liabilities 1,848,561         1,342,403       
Shareholders' equity 256,446         241,070       
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$2,105,007        $1,583,473       
                    
Net interest income    $28,752        $20,055   
                    
Interest rate spread        5.42%         4.99%
Net interest margin (5)        5.82%         5.24%
                    
Cost of funds (6)        2.26%         0.40%
                      

(1) Interest income and yield are stated on a fully tax-equivalent basis using the statutory tax rate.
(2) Includes loans held for sale.  
(3) Nonaccrual loans are included in the computation of average, but unpaid interest has not been included for purposes of determining interest income.
(4) Short-term investments include FHLB overnight deposits and other interest-bearing deposits.
(5) Net interest margin is calculated as net interest income divided by total interest-earning assets.
(6) Cost of funds is calculated as total interest expense divided by total interest-bearing liabilities plus demand deposits and escrow accounts.

NORTHEAST BANK
AVERAGE BALANCE SHEETS AND ANNUALIZED YIELDS
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
 Six Months Ended December 31,
 2022 2021
   Interest Average   Interest Average
 Average Income/ Yield/ Average Income/ Yield/
 Balance Expense Rate Balance Expense Rate
Assets:                   
Interest-earning assets:                   
Investment securities$61,064  $419  1.36% $65,994  $170  0.51%
Loans (1) (2) (3) 1,545,498   63,307  8.13%  1,097,124   41,188  7.45%
Federal Home Loan Bank stock 4,069   61  2.97%  1,216   13  2.12%
Short-term investments (4) 156,123   2,278  2.89%  381,543   279  0.15%
Total interest-earning assets 1,766,754   66,065  7.42%  1,545,877   41,650  5.34%
Cash and due from banks 2,514         2,774       
Other non-interest earning assets 94,831         55,409       
Total assets$1,864,099        $1,604,060       
                    
Liabilities & Shareholders' Equity:                   
Interest-bearing liabilities:                   
NOW accounts$522,845  $5,169  1.96% $279,316  $367  0.26%
Money market accounts 247,304   1,211  0.97%  270,318   399  0.29%
Savings accounts 131,191   567  0.86%  86,432   193  0.44%
Time deposits 387,480   5,751  2.94%  242,887   1,533  1.25%
Total interest-bearing deposits 1,288,820   12,698  1.95%  878,953   2,492  0.56%
Federal Home Loan Bank advances 72,949   933  2.54%  15,000   255  3.37%
Capital lease obligations 10,429   33  0.63%  5,632   49  1.73%
Total interest-bearing liabilities 1,372,198   13,664  1.98%  899,585   2,796  0.62%
                    
Non-interest bearing liabilities:                   
Demand deposits and escrow accounts 228,800         449,500       
Other liabilities 9,118         17,119       
Total liabilities 1,610,116         1,366,204       
Shareholders' equity 253,983         237,856       
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$1,864,099        $1,604,060       
                    
Net interest income    $52,401        $    38,854   
                    
Interest rate spread        5.44%         4.72%
Net interest margin (5)        5.88%         4.99%
                    
Cost of funds (6)        1.69%         0.41%
                    

(1) Interest income and yield are stated on a fully tax-equivalent basis using the statutory tax rate.
(2) Includes loans held for sale.
(3) Nonaccrual loans are included in the computation of average, but unpaid interest has not been included for purposes of determining interest income.
(4) Short-term investments include FHLB overnight deposits and other interest-bearing deposits.
(5) Net interest margin is calculated as net interest income divided by total interest-earning assets.
(6) Cost of funds is calculated as total interest expense divided by total interest-bearing liabilities plus demand deposits and escrow accounts.

NORTHEAST BANK
SELECTED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS AND OTHER DATA
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)
 Three Months Ended
 December 31, 2022 September 30, 2022 June 30, 2022 March 31, 2022 December 31, 2021
                    
Net interest income$28,752  $23,649  $23,619  $20,952  $20,055 
Provision (credit) for loan losses 325   850   (879)  (287)  (1,069)
Noninterest income 1,301   1,659   4,144   5,408   6,493 
Noninterest expense 13,704   12,634   12,856   11,401   11,187 
Net income 11,298   8,287   10,296   10,587   11,403 
          
Weighted-average common shares outstanding:         
Basic 7,256,281   7,312,291   7,506,465   7,687,737   7,952,938 
Diluted 7,323,402   7,394,089   7,617,933   7,790,963   8,041,476 
Earnings per common share:         
Basic$1.56  $1.13  $1.37  $1.38  $1.43 
Diluted 1.54   1.12   1.35   1.36   1.42 
          
Dividends declared per common share$0.01  $0.01  $0.01  $0.01  $0.01 
          
Return on average assets 2.13%  2.03%  2.68%  2.79%  2.86%
Return on average equity 17.48%  13.07%  16.55%  17.57%  18.77%
Net interest rate spread (1) 5.42%  5.61%  6.14%  5.52%  4.99%
Net interest margin (2) 5.82%  5.96%  6.34%  5.71%  5.24%
Net interest margin, excluding collection account (Non-GAAP) (3) 5.85%  6.22%  7.07%  6.72%  6.44%
Efficiency ratio (non-GAAP) (4) 45.60%  49.92%  46.31%  43.25%  42.14%
Noninterest expense to average total assets 2.58%  3.09%  3.34%  3.01%  2.80%
Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities 119.28%  142.88%  156.64%  167.20%  168.71%
          
 As of:
 December 31, 2022 September 30, 2022 June 30, 2022 March 31, 2022 December 31, 2021
Nonperforming loans:         
Originated portfolio:         
Residential real estate$448  $520  $550  $621  $611 
Commercial real estate 3,297   3,528   5,031   6,608   7,963 
Commercial and industrial 631   452   202   230   311 
Consumer 8   8   11   12   20 
Total originated portfolio 4,384   4,508   5,794   7,471   8,905 
Total purchased portfolio 8,515   9,089   7,152   10,441   12,294 
Total nonperforming loans 12,899   13,597   12,946   17,912   21,199 
Real estate owned and other repossessed collateral, net -   90   -   -   53 
Total nonperforming assets$12,899  $13,687  $12,946  $17,912  $21,252 
          
Past due loans to total loans 0.74%  0.97%  0.53%  1.07%  1.23%
Nonperforming loans to total loans 0.51%  0.93%  0.99%  1.45%  1.79%
Nonperforming assets to total assets 0.46%  0.79%  0.82%  1.14%  1.46%
Allowance for loan losses to total loans 0.26%  0.40%  0.39%  0.47%  0.51%
Allowance for loan losses to nonperforming loans 49.70%  43.38%  38.34%  32.47%  28.49%
          
Commercial real estate loans to total capital (5) 661.48%  328.35%  294.20%  252.90%  260.40%
Net loans to deposits (6) 113.74%  109.78%  100.94%  97.19%  102.53%
Purchased loans to total loans (7) 59.23%  32.62%  36.61%  38.94%  41.02%
Equity to total assets 9.38%  14.47%  15.69%  15.80%  16.39%
Common equity tier 1 capital ratio 10.84%  17.36%  19.08%  20.13%  20.27%
Total capital ratio 11.11%  17.77%  19.47%  20.60%  20.79%
Tier 1 leverage capital ratio 12.53%  15.59%  16.13%  16.17%  15.19%
          
Total shareholders' equity$263,427  $252,163  $248,321  $247,469  $239,237 
Less: Preferred stock -   -   -   -   - 
Common shareholders' equity 263,427   252,163   248,321   247,469   239,237 
Less: Intangible assets (8) -   (1,141)  (1,285)  (1,696)  (1,645)
Tangible common shareholders' equity (non-GAAP)$263,427  $251,022  $247,036  $245,773  $237,592 
          
Common shares outstanding 7,511,044   7,477,158   7,442,103   7,727,312   7,815,566 
Book value per common share$35.07  $33.72  $33.37  $32.03  $30.61 
Tangible book value per share (non-GAAP) (9) 35.07   33.57   33.19   31.81   30.40 
                    

(1) The net 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.
(2) The net interest margin represents net interest income as a percent of average interest-earning assets for the period  
(3) Net interest margin excluding collection account removes the effects of the cash held by the Bank from the correspondent's collection account in short-term investments, which had an average balance of $25.4 million, $99.2 million, $175.2 million, $244.0 million, and $287.7 million and earned $233 thousand, $514 thousand, $362 thousand, $60 thousand, and $73 thousand in interest income for the quarters ended December 31, 2022, September 30, 2022, June 30, 2022, March 31, 2022, and December 31, 2021, respectively.
(4) The efficiency ratio represents noninterest expense divided by the sum of net interest income (before provision for loan losses) plus noninterest income.
(5) For purposes of calculating this ratio, commercial real estate includes all non-owner occupied commercial real estate loans defined as such by regulatory guidance, including all land development and construction loans. Beginning with the quarter ended December 31, 2022 and going forward, the Bank removed this internal policy limit (previously 500%).
(6) During the quarter ended June 30, 2022, the Bank changed its internal policy limit to calculate based on deposits, not core deposits (non-maturity deposits and maturity deposits less than $250 thousand). Ratios as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 reflect loans to core deposits. Beginning with the quarter ended December 31, 2022 and going forward, the Bank removed this internal policy limit (previously 125%).
(7) Beginning with the quarter ended December 31, 2022 and going forward, the Bank removed this internal policy limit (previously 60%).
(8) Includes the loan servicing rights asset. Beginning with the quarter ended December 31, 2022 and going forward, the Bank no longer excludes the loan servicing rights asset from tangible common shareholders' equity.
(9) Tangible book value per share represents total shareholders' equity less the sum of preferred stock and intangible assets divided by common shares outstanding.  

For More Information:
Jean-Pierre Lapointe, Chief Financial Officer
Northeast Bank, 27 Pearl Street, Portland, ME 04101
207.786.3245 ext. 3220
www.northeastbank.com

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