Press Release

HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. Announces Financial Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2023 and an Increase in the Quarterly Dividend

Company Release -
10/26/2022 8:15 AM ET

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Oct. 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBI) ("Company"), the holding company of HomeTrust Bank ("Bank"), today announced preliminary net income for the first quarter of fiscal year 2023 and an increase in its quarterly cash dividend.

For the quarter ended September 30, 2022 compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2022:

  • net income was $9.2 million compared to net income of $6.0 million;
  • diluted earnings per share ("EPS") was $0.60 compared to $0.39;
  • annualized return on assets ("ROA") was 1.02% compared to 0.68%;
  • annualized return on equity ("ROE") was 9.25% compared to 6.19%;
  • net interest income was $34.5 million compared to $28.9 million;
  • provision for credit losses was $4.0 million compared to $3.4 million;
  • noninterest income was $7.4 million compared to $9.7 million;
  • net loan growth was $98.5 million, or 14.2% annualized, compared to $69.8 million, or 10.3% annualized; and
  • quarterly cash dividends continued at $0.09 per share totaling $1.4 million.

For the quarter ended September 30, 2022 compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2021:

  • net income was $9.2 million compared to a net income of $10.5 million;
  • diluted EPS was $0.60 compared to $0.65;
  • annualized ROA was 1.02% compared to 1.20%;
  • annualized ROE was 9.25% compared to 10.62%;
  • net interest income was $34.5 million compared to $27.7 million;
  • provision for credit losses was $4.0 million compared to a net benefit of $1.5 million;
  • noninterest income was $7.4 million compared to $10.4 million;
  • net loan growth was $98.5 million, or 14.2% annualized, compared to a decrease of $13.6 million, or (2.0)% annualized; and
  • quarterly cash dividends of $0.09 per share totaling $1.4 million compared to $0.08 per share totaling $1.3 million.

The Company also announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per common share, reflecting a $0.01, or 11.1%, increase over the previous quarter's dividend. This is the fourth increase of the quarterly dividend since the Company initiated cash dividends in November 2018. The dividend is payable on December 1, 2022 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 17, 2022.

“The Company’s strong end to the prior fiscal year carried over to the first quarter,” said Hunter Westbrook, President and Chief Executive Officer. “This quarter we grew our loan portfolio by $98.5 million, an annualized growth rate of 14.2%, which was distributed across our business lines. Our growth over the last two quarters, combined with an increase in our tax equivalent net interest margin from 3.53% to 4.13% this quarter, resulted in an increase in net interest income of $5.7 million, or 19.6%, over the prior quarter. This growth more than offset the decline in noninterest income caused by the continued slowdown in the mortgage market as a result of rising interest rates.

“Due to our loan growth and expected higher unemployment rates, we recorded another sizeable provision for credit losses this quarter; however, to this point credit metrics, including the levels of nonperforming and classified credits, remain at historically low levels. We will continue to prudently focus on the asset origination capacity of all our lines of business, while maintaining the credit culture that has supported our growth in recent years.”

WEBSITE: WWW.HTB.COM

Comparison of Results of Operations for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2022 and June 30, 2022

Net Income.  Net income totaled $9.2 million, or $0.60 per diluted share, for the three months ended September 30, 2022 compared to net income of $6.0 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, for the three months ended June 30, 2022, an increase of $3.2 million, or 52.7%. The results for the three months ended September 30, 2022 were positively impacted by a $5.7 million increase in net interest income, partially offset by a $2.3 million decrease in noninterest income. Details of the changes in the various components of net income are further discussed below.

Net Interest Income.  The following table presents the distribution of average assets, liabilities and equity, as well as interest income on average interest-earning assets and interest expense paid on average interest-bearing liabilities. All average balances are daily average balances. Nonaccruing loans have been included in the table as loans carrying a zero yield.

    Three Months Ended
    September 30, 2022   June 30, 2022
(Dollars in thousands)   Average
Balance
Outstanding
  Interest
Earned/
Paid (2)
  Yield/
Rate (2)
  Average
Balance
Outstanding
  Interest
Earned/
Paid (2)
  Yield/
Rate (2)
Assets                        
Interest-earning assets                        
Loans receivable(1)   $ 2,880,148     $ 33,522     4.62 %   $ 2,807,969     $ 28,457     4.06 %
Commercial paper     214,214       1,116     2.07       295,485       852     1.16  
Debt securities available for sale     135,015       678     1.99       118,075       483     1.64  
Other interest-earning assets(3)     113,821       888     3.10       92,026       628     2.74  
Total interest-earning assets     3,343,198       36,204     4.30       3,313,555       30,420     3.68  
Other assets     243,113               255,596          
Total assets     3,586,311               3,569,151          
Liabilities and equity                        
Interest-bearing liabilities                        
Interest-bearing checking accounts   $ 654,154     $ 268     0.16 %   $ 664,966     $ 340     0.20 %
Money market accounts     968,084       521     0.21       979,816       350     0.14  
Savings accounts     238,992       45     0.07       235,848       42     0.07  
Certificate accounts     476,761       561     0.47       485,978       500     0.41  
Total interest-bearing deposits     2,337,991       1,395     0.24       2,366,608       1,232     0.21  
Borrowings     1,526       12     3.12       26,761       35     0.52  
Total interest-bearing liabilities     2,339,517       1,407     0.24       2,393,369       1,267     0.21  
Noninterest-bearing deposits     800,912               738,734          
Other liabilities     51,485               46,928          
Total liabilities     3,191,914               3,179,031          
Stockholders' equity     394,397               390,120          
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity     3,586,311               3,569,151          
Net earning assets   $ 1,003,681             $ 920,186          
Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities     142.90 %             138.45 %        
Tax-equivalent                        
Net interest income       $ 34,797             $ 29,153      
Interest rate spread           4.06 %           3.47 %
Net interest margin(4)           4.13 %           3.53 %
Non-tax-equivalent                        
Net interest income       $ 34,520             $ 28,859      
Interest rate spread           4.02 %           3.43 %
Net interest margin(4)           4.10 %           3.49 %
                             

(1) The average loans receivable balances include loans held for sale and nonaccruing loans.
(2) Interest income used in the average interest earned and yield calculation includes the tax equivalent adjustment of $277 and $294 for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and June 30, 2022, respectively, calculated based on a combined federal and state tax rate of 24%.
(3) The average other interest-earning assets consist of FRB stock, FHLB stock, SBIC investments, and deposits in other banks.
(4) Net interest income divided by average interest-earning assets.

Total interest and dividend income for the three months ended September 30, 2022 increased $5.8 million, or 19.3%, compared to the three months ended June 30, 2022, which was driven by a $5.1 million, or 18.0%, increase in interest income on loans. The overall increase in average yield on interest-earning assets was the result of rising interest rates, while the rate paid on interest-bearing liabilities has not increased as rapidly. Specific to the commercial paper and debt securities available for sale, the Company has intentionally maintained relatively short-term duration portfolios which has allowed, and will continue to allow the Company, to take advantage of rising rates when reinvesting the proceeds of maturing instruments.

Total interest expense for the three months ended September 30, 2022 increased $140,000, or 11.0%, compared to the three months ended June 30, 2022. The increase was driven by a $163,000, or 13.2%, increase in interest expense on deposits as a result of a 3 basis point increase in the associated average cost of funds, offset by a $23,000 decrease in interest expense on borrowings.

The following table shows the effects that changes in average balances (volume), including differences in the number of days in the periods compared, and average interest rates (rate) had on the interest earned on interest-earning assets and interest paid on interest-bearing liabilities:

(Dollars in thousands)   Increase/
(Decrease)
Due to
  Total
Increase/
(Decrease)
    Volume   Rate  
Interest-earning assets            
Loans receivable   $ 1,096     $ 3,969     $ 5,065  
Commercial paper     (222 )     486       264  
Debt securities available for sale     77       118       195  
Other interest-earning assets     158       102       260  
Total interest-earning assets     1,109       4,675       5,784  
Interest-bearing liabilities            
Interest-bearing checking accounts     (3 )     (69 )     (72 )
Money market accounts     1       170       171  
Savings accounts     1       2       3  
Certificate accounts     (3 )     64       61  
Borrowings     (33 )     10       (23 )
Total interest-bearing liabilities     (37 )     177       140  
Net increase in tax equivalent interest income           $ 5,644  
                 

Provision for Credit Losses.  The provision for credit losses is the amount of expense that, based on our judgment, is required to maintain the allowance for credit losses ("ACL") at an appropriate level under the current expected credit losses ("CECL") model.

The following table presents a breakdown of the components of the provision for credit losses:

    Three Months Ended    
    September
30, 2022
  June 30,
2022
  $ Change   % Change
Provision for credit losses                
Loans   $ 3,694     $ 2,942     $ 752     26 %
Off-balance-sheet credit exposure     443       566       (123 )   (22 )
Commercial paper     (150 )     (95 )     (55 )   (58 )
Total provision for credit losses   $ 3,987     $ 3,413     $ 574     17 %
                               

For the quarter ended September 30, 2022, the "loans" portion of the provision for credit losses was the result of the following, offset by net charge-offs of $83,000 during the quarter:

  • $1.3 million provision specific to fintech portfolios which have a riskier credit profile than loans originated in-house. The elevated credit risk is offset by the higher yields earned on the portfolios.
  • $1.1 million provision driven by a projected worsening of the economic forecast, specifically the national unemployment rate.
  • $1.3 million provision driven by loan growth, changes in the loan mix, and qualitative adjustments.

For the quarter ended June 30, 2022, the "loans" portion of the provision for credit losses was the result of the following, offset by net recoveries of $714,000 during the quarter:

  • $1.2 million provision specific to fintech portfolios.
  • $0.8 million provision driven by a projected worsening of the economic forecast, specifically the national unemployment rate.
  • $0.8 million provision driven by loan growth, changes in the loan mix, and qualitative adjustments.
  • $0.8 million provision to fully reserve a single individually evaluated commercial loan relationship where the borrower's financial performance deteriorated during the quarter.

For both periods presented, a provision for credit losses for off-balance-sheet credit exposure was required for the same reasons outlined above rather than as a result of significant increases in outstanding commitments.

Noninterest Income.  Noninterest income for the three months ended September 30, 2022 decreased $2.3 million, or 23.7%, when compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2022. Changes in selected components of noninterest income are discussed below:

    Three Months Ended    
    September
30, 2022
  June 30,
2022
  $ Change   % Change
Noninterest income                
Service charges and fees on deposit accounts   $ 2,338     $ 2,361     $ (23 )   (1 )%
Loan income and fees     570       649       (79 )   (12 )
Gain on sale of loans held for sale     1,586       1,949       (363 )   (19 )
BOLI income     527       500       27     5  
Operating lease income     1,585       1,472       113     8  
Gain on sale of debt securities available for sale           1,895       (1,895 )   (100 )
Other     804       890       (86 )   (10 )
Total noninterest income   $ 7,410     $ 9,716     $ (2,306 )   (24 )%
                             
  • Gain on sale of loans held for sale: The decrease in the gain on sale of loans held for sale was primarily driven by a decrease in volume of residential mortgage loans sold during the period as a result of rising interest rates. During the quarter ended September 30, 2022, $20.9 million of residential mortgage loans originated for sale were sold with gains of $493,000 compared to $38.3 million sold with gains of $835,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2022. There were $12.1 million of sales of the guaranteed portion of SBA commercial loans with gains of $891,000 in the current quarter compared to $11.2 million sold and gains of $904,000 in the prior quarter. Lastly, the Company sold $22.8 million of home equity lines of credit ("HELOCs") during the current quarter for a gain of $202,000 compared to $22.8 million sold and gains of $210,000 in the prior quarter.
  • Gain on sale of debt securities available for sale: The decrease in the gain was driven by the sale of seven trust preferred securities during the quarter ended June 30, 2022 which had previously been written down to zero through purchase accounting adjustments from a merger in a prior period. No other securities were sold during either period presented.

Noninterest Expense.  Noninterest expense for the three months ended September 30, 2022 decreased $1.4 million, or 4.9%, when compared to the three months ended June 30, 2022. Changes in selected components of noninterest expense are discussed below:

    Three Months Ended    
    September
30, 2022
  June 30,
2022
  $ Change   % Change
Noninterest expense                
Salaries and employee benefits   $ 14,815     $ 14,709     $ 106     1 %
Occupancy expense, net     2,408       2,491       (83 )   (3 )
Computer services     2,763       2,811       (48 )   (2 )
Telephone, postage and supplies     603       599       4     1  
Marketing and advertising     590       473       117     25  
Deposit insurance premiums     542       432       110     25  
Core deposit intangible amortization     34       42       (8 )   (19 )
Merger-related expenses     474             474     100  
Officer transition agreement expense           1,795       (1,795 )   (100 )
Other     3,872       4,107       (235 )   (6 )
Total noninterest expense   $ 26,101     $ 27,459     $ (1,358 )   (5 )%
                             
  • Merger-related expenses: On July 24, 2022, the Company entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger with Quantum Capital Corp. The expense for the three months ended September 30, 2022 are costs incurred related to due diligence and legal work performed associated with the transaction. No such expense was incurred in the quarter ended June 30, 2022.
  • Officer transition agreement expense: In May 2022, the Company entered into an amended and restated employment and transition agreement with the Company's Chairman and former CEO. As part of this agreement, the full amount of the estimated separation payment was accrued in the quarter ended June 30, 2022. No such expenses were incurred in the quarter ended September 30, 2022.

Income Taxes.  The amount of income tax expense is influenced by the amount of pre-tax income, the amount of tax-exempt income, changes in the statutory rate, and the effect of changes in valuation allowances maintained against deferred tax benefits. Income tax expense for the three months ended September 30, 2022 increased $965,000 as a result of higher taxable income in the current quarter and an increase in the effective tax rate which moved from 21.8% to 22.3% quarter-over-quarter.

Comparison of Results of Operations for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2022 and September 30, 2021

Net Income.  Net income totaled $9.2 million, or $0.60 per diluted share, for the three months ended September 30, 2022 compared to net income of $10.5 million, or $0.65 per diluted share, for the three months ended September 30, 2021, a decrease of $1.3 million, or 12.6%. The results for the three months ended September 30, 2022 were negatively impacted by an increase of $5.4 million in the provision for credit losses and a $2.9 million decrease in noninterest income, partially offset by a $6.8 million increase in net interest income. Details of the changes in the various components of net income are further discussed below.

Net Interest Income.  The following table presents the distribution of average assets, liabilities and equity, as well as interest income earned on average interest-earning assets and interest expense paid on average interest-bearing liabilities. All average balances are daily average balances. Nonaccruing loans have been included in the table as loans carrying a zero yield.

    Three Months Ended
    September 30, 2022   September 30, 2021
(Dollars in thousands)   Average
Balance
Outstanding
  Interest
Earned/
Paid (2)
  Yield/
Rate (2)
  Average
Balance
Outstanding
  Interest
Earned/
Paid (2)
  Yield/
Rate (2)
Assets                        
Interest-earning assets                        
Loans receivable(1)   $ 2,880,148     $ 33,522     4.62 %   $ 2,819,716     $ 28,205     3.97 %
Commercial paper     214,214       1,116     2.07       160,857       155     0.38  
Debt securities available for sale     135,015       678     1.99       138,435       524     1.50  
Other interest-earning assets(3)     113,821       888     3.10       138,438       731     2.09  
Total interest-earning assets     3,343,198       36,204     4.30       3,257,446       29,615     3.61  
Other assets     243,113               260,976          
Total assets     3,586,311               3,518,422          
Liabilities and equity                        
Interest-bearing liabilities                        
Interest-bearing checking accounts   $ 654,154     $ 268     0.16 %   $ 635,456     $ 397     0.25 %
Money market accounts     968,084       521     0.21       988,990       367     0.15  
Savings accounts     238,992       45     0.07       223,658       41     0.07  
Certificate accounts     476,761       561     0.47       457,865       767     0.67  
Total interest-bearing deposits     2,337,991       1,395     0.24       2,305,969       1,572     0.27  
Borrowings     1,526       12     3.12       55,464       26     0.18  
Total interest-bearing liabilities     2,339,517       1,407     0.24       2,361,433       1,598     0.27  
Noninterest-bearing deposits     800,912               708,219          
Other liabilities     51,485               52,305          
Total liabilities     3,191,914               3,121,957          
Stockholders' equity     394,397               396,465          
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity     3,586,311               3,518,422          
Net earning assets   $ 1,003,681             $ 896,013          
Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities     142.90 %             137.94 %        
Tax-equivalent                        
Net interest income       $ 34,797             $ 28,017      
Interest rate spread           4.06 %           3.34 %
Net interest margin(4)           4.13 %           3.41 %
Non-tax-equivalent                        
Net interest income       $ 34,520             $ 27,707      
Interest rate spread           4.02 %           3.30 %
Net interest margin(4)           4.10 %           3.37 %
                             

(1) The average loans receivable balances include loans held for sale and nonaccruing loans.
(2) Interest income used in the average interest earned and yield calculation includes the tax equivalent adjustment of $277 and $310 for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and September 30, 2021, respectively, calculated based on a combined federal and state tax rate of 24%.
(3) The average other interest-earning assets consist of FRB stock, FHLB stock, SBIC investments, and deposits in other banks.
(4) Net interest income divided by average interest-earning assets.

Total interest and dividend income for the three months ended September 30, 2022 increased $6.6 million, or 22.6%, compared to the three months ended September 30, 2021, which was driven by a $5.4 million, or 19.2%, increase in interest income on loans, and a $961,000, or 620.0%, increase in interest income on commercial paper. The overall increase in average yield on interest-earning assets was the result of rising interest rates, while the rate paid on interest-bearing liabilities has not increased as rapidly. Specific to the commercial paper and debt securities available for sale, the Company has intentionally maintained relatively short-term duration portfolios which has allowed, and will continue to allow the Company, to take advantage of rising rates when reinvesting the proceeds of maturing instruments.

Total interest expense for the three months ended September 30, 2022 decreased $191,000, or 12.0%, compared to the three months ended September 30, 2021. The decrease was driven by a $177,000, or 11.3%, decrease in interest expense on deposits as a result of a 3 basis point decrease in the associated average cost of funds.

The following table shows the effects that changes in average balances (volume), including differences in the number of days in the periods compared, and average interest rates (rate) had on the interest earned on interest-earning assets and interest paid on interest-bearing liabilities:

(Dollars in thousands)   Increase/
(Decrease)
Due to
  Total
Increase/
(Decrease)
    Volume   Rate  
Interest-earning assets            
Loans receivable   $ 604     $ 4,713     $ 5,317  
Commercial paper     51       910       961  
Debt securities available for sale     (13 )     167       154  
Other interest-earning assets     (130 )     287       157  
Total interest-earning assets     512       6,077       6,589  
Interest-bearing liabilities            
Interest-bearing checking accounts     12       (141 )     (129 )
Money market accounts     (8 )     162       154  
Savings accounts     3       1       4  
Certificate accounts     32       (238 )     (206 )
Borrowings     (25 )     11       (14 )
Total interest-bearing liabilities     14       (205 )     (191 )
Net increase in tax equivalent interest income           $ 6,780  
                 

Provision (Benefit) for Credit Losses.  The following table presents a breakdown of the components of the provision (benefit) for credit losses:

    Three Months Ended    
    September
30, 2022
  September
30, 2021
  $ Change   % Change
Provision (benefit) for credit losses                
Loans   $ 3,694     $ (1,335 )   $ 5,029     (377 )%
Off-balance-sheet credit exposure     443       (125 )     568     (454 )
Commercial paper     (150 )           (150 )   (100 )
Total provision (benefit) for credit losses   $ 3,987     $ (1,460 )   $ 5,447     (373 )%
                             

For the quarter ended September 30, 2022, the "loans" portion of the provision (benefit) for credit losses was the result of the following, offset by net charge-offs of $83,000 during the quarter:

  • $1.3 million provision specific to fintech portfolios which have a riskier credit profile than loans originated in-house. The elevated credit risk is offset by the higher yields earned on the portfolios.
  • $1.1 million provision driven by a projected worsening of the economic forecast, specifically the national unemployment rate.
  • $1.3 million provision driven by loan growth, changes in the loan mix, and qualitative adjustments.

For the quarter ended September 30, 2021, the "loans" portion of the benefit for credit losses was driven by a slight improvement in the economic forecast, as more clarity was gained regarding the impact of COVID-19 upon the loan portfolio.

Noninterest Income.  Noninterest income for the three months ended September 30, 2022 decreased $2.9 million, or 28.4%, when compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2021. Changes in selected components of noninterest income are discussed below:

    Three Months Ended    
    September
30, 2022
  September
30, 2021
  $ Change   % Change
Noninterest income                
Service charges and fees on deposit accounts   $ 2,338     $ 2,372     $ (34 )   (1 )%
Loan income and fees     570       979       (409 )   (42 )
Gain on sale of loans held for sale     1,586       4,057       (2,471 )   (61 )
BOLI income     527       518       9     2  
Operating lease income     1,585       1,540       45     3  
Gain on sale of debt securities available for sale                      
Other     804       886       (82 )   (9 )
Total noninterest income   $ 7,410     $ 10,352     $ (2,942 )   (28 )%
                             
  • Loan income and fees: The decrease in loan income and fees during the quarter ended September 30, 2022 was the result of lower prepayment and underwriting fees recognized during the period compared to the same period last year.
  • Gain on sale of loans held for sale: The decrease in the gain on sale of loans held for sale was primarily driven by a decrease in the volume of residential mortgage loans, SBA commercial loans, and HELOCs sold during the period as a result of rising interest rates. During the quarter ended September 30, 2022, $20.9 million of residential mortgage loans originated for sale were sold with gains of $493,000 compared to $63.8 million sold with gains of $2.1 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2021. There were $12.1 million of sales of the guaranteed portion of SBA commercial loans with gains of $891,000 in the current quarter compared to $14.4 million sold and gains of $1.7 million for the same period in the prior year. Lastly, the Company sold $22.8 million of HELOCs during the quarter for a gain of $202,000 compared to $47.4 million sold and gains of $267,000 in the same period last year.

Noninterest Expense.  Noninterest expense for the three months ended September 30, 2022 increased $85,000, or 0.3%, when compared to the three months ended September 30, 2021. Changes in selected components of noninterest expense are discussed below:

    Three Months Ended    
    September
30, 2022
  September
30, 2021
  $ Change   % Change
Noninterest expense                
Salaries and employee benefits   $ 14,815     $ 15,280     $ (465 )   (3 )%
Occupancy expense, net     2,408       2,317       91     4  
Computer services     2,763       2,521       242     10  
Telephone, postage and supplies     603       650       (47 )   (7 )
Marketing and advertising     590       705       (115 )   (16 )
Deposit insurance premiums     542       566       (24 )   (4 )
Core deposit intangible amortization     34       93       (59 )   (63 )
Merger-related expenses     474             474     100  
Officer transition agreement expense                      
Other     3,872       3,884       (12 )    
Total noninterest expense   $ 26,101     $ 26,016     $ 85     %
                               
  • Salaries and employee benefits: The decrease in salaries and employee benefits expense is primarily the result of branch closures and lower mortgage banking incentive pay as a result of the reduction of the volume of originations as a result of rising interest rates.
  • Merger-related expenses: On July 24, 2022, the Company entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger with Quantum Capital Corp. The expense for the three months ended September 30, 2022 are costs incurred related to due diligence and legal work performed associated with the transaction. No such expense was incurred in the quarter ended September 30, 2021.

Income Taxes.  The amount of income tax expense is influenced by the amount of pre-tax income, the amount of tax-exempt income, changes in the statutory rate, and the effect of changes in valuation allowances maintained against deferred tax benefits. Income tax expense for the three months ended September 30, 2022 decreased $333,000 as a result of lower taxable income in the current quarter compared to the corresponding period in the prior year, partially offset by an increase in the effective tax rate from 22.0% to 22.3% between periods.

Balance Sheet Review

Total assets increased by $5.9 million to $3.6 billion and total liabilities decreased by $1.4 million to $3.2 billion, respectively, at September 30, 2022 as compared to June 30, 2022. The decrease in commercial paper of $109.1 million was used to fund loan growth of $98.5 million and an increase of $34.8 million in available for sale debt securities during the period.

Stockholders' equity increased $7.4 million to $396.2 million at September 30, 2022 as compared to June 30, 2022. Activity within stockholders' equity included $9.2 million in net income, $1.2 million in stock-based compensation and stock option exercises, offset by $1.4 million in cash dividends declared and a $1.6 million decline in accumulated other comprehensive income associated with available for sale debt securities. As of September 30, 2022, the Bank was considered "well capitalized" in accordance with its regulatory capital guidelines and exceeded all regulatory capital requirements.

Asset Quality

The ACL on loans was $38.3 million, or 1.34% of total loans, at September 30, 2022 compared to $34.7 million, or 1.25% of total loans, as of June 30, 2022. The drivers of this quarter-over-quarter change are discussed in the "Three Months Ended September 30, 2022 and June 30, 2022" section above.

Net loan charge-offs totaled $83,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2022 compared to net recoveries of $714,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2022. Net charge-offs as a percentage of average loans were 0.01% for the three months ended September 30, 2022 compared to net recoveries of 0.10% for the prior quarter.

Nonperforming assets increased by $706,000, or 11.2%, to $7.0 million, or 0.20% of total assets, at September 30, 2022 compared to $6.3 million, or 0.18% of total assets, at June 30, 2022. Nonperforming assets included $6.8 million in nonaccruing loans and $200,000 of real estate owned ("REO") at September 30, 2022, compared to $6.1 million and $200,000 in nonaccruing loans and REO, respectively, at June 30, 2022. Nonperforming loans to total loans was 0.24% at September 30, 2022 and 0.22% at June 30, 2022.

The ratio of classified assets to total assets decreased to 0.54% at September 30, 2022 from 0.61% at June 30, 2022. Classified assets decreased $2.2 million, or 10.2%, to $19.3 million at September 30, 2022 compared to $21.5 million at June 30, 2022, due to loan paydowns.

About HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc.

HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. is the holding company for the Bank. As of September 30, 2022, the Company had assets of $3.6 billion. The Bank, founded in 1926, is a North Carolina state chartered, community-focused financial institution committed to providing value added relationship banking with over 30 locations as well as online/mobile channels. Locations include: North Carolina (including the Asheville metropolitan area, the "Piedmont" region, Charlotte, and Raleigh/Cary), Upstate South Carolina (Greenville), East Tennessee (including Kingsport/Johnson City, Knoxville, and Morristown) and Southwest Virginia (including the Roanoke Valley).

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements often include words such as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," and "intend" or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "would," "should," "could," or "may." Forward-looking statements are not historical facts but instead represent management's current expectations and forecasts regarding future events, many of which are inherently uncertain and outside of the Company's control. Actual results may differ, possibly materially, from those currently expected or projected in these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements include: the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, including on the Company's credit quality and business operations, as well as its impact on general economic and financial market conditions and other uncertainties resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the extent and duration of the impact on public health, the U.S. and global economies, and consumer and corporate customers, including economic activity, employment levels and labor shortages, and market liquidity, both nationally and in our market areas; expected revenues, cost savings, synergies and other benefits from our merger and acquisition activities, including the proposed acquisition of Quantum Capital Corp. might not be realized to the extent anticipated, within the anticipated time frames, or at all, and costs or difficulties relating to integration matters, including but not limited to customer and employee retention, might be greater than expected; increased competitive pressures; changes in the interest rate environment; changes in general economic conditions and conditions within the securities markets; legislative and regulatory changes; and the effects of inflation, a potential recession, and other factors described in the Company's latest annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission - which are available on our website at www.htb.com and on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Any of the forward-looking statements that the Company makes in this press release or the documents they file with or furnish to the SEC are based upon management's beliefs and assumptions at the time they are made and may turn out to be wrong because of inaccurate assumptions they might make, because of the factors described above or because of other factors that they cannot foresee. The Company does not undertake and specifically disclaim any obligation to revise any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements.

Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)

(Dollars in thousands)   September
30, 2022
  June 30,
2022(1)
  March 31,
2022
  December
31, 2021
  September
30, 2021
Assets                    
Cash   $ 18,026     $ 20,910     $ 19,783     $ 20,586     $ 22,431  
Interest-bearing deposits     76,133       84,209       32,267       14,240       20,142  
Cash and cash equivalents     94,159       105,119       52,050       34,826       42,573  
Commercial paper, net     85,296       194,427       312,918       254,157       196,652  
Certificates of deposit in other banks     27,535       23,551       28,125       34,002       35,495  
Debt securities available for sale, at fair value     161,741       126,978       106,315       121,851       124,576  
FHLB and FRB stock     9,404       9,326       10,451       10,368       10,360  
SBIC investments, at cost     12,235       12,758       12,589       11,749       10,531  
Loans held for sale     76,252       79,307       85,263       102,070       105,161  
Total loans, net of deferred loan fees and costs     2,867,783       2,769,295       2,699,538       2,696,072       2,719,642  
Allowance for credit losses – loans     (38,301 )     (34,690 )     (31,034 )     (30,933 )     (34,406 )
Loans, net     2,829,482       2,734,605       2,668,504       2,665,139       2,685,236  
Premises and equipment, net     68,705       69,094       69,629       69,461       68,568  
Accrued interest receivable     9,667       8,573       7,980       8,200       8,429  
Deferred income taxes, net     11,838       11,487       12,494       12,019       15,722  
Bank owned life insurance ("BOLI")     95,837       95,281       94,740       94,209       93,679  
Goodwill     25,638       25,638       25,638       25,638       25,638  
Core deposit intangibles, net     58       93       135       185       250  
Other assets     47,339       52,967       54,954       58,945       58,490  
Total assets   $ 3,555,186     $ 3,549,204     $ 3,541,785     $ 3,502,819     $ 3,481,360  
Liabilities and stockholders' equity                    
Liabilities                    
Deposits   $ 3,102,668     $ 3,099,761     $ 3,059,157     $ 2,998,691     $ 2,987,284  
Borrowings                 30,000       48,000       40,000  
Other liabilities     56,296       60,598       57,497       54,382       57,565  
Total liabilities     3,158,964       3,160,359       3,146,654       3,101,073       3,084,849  
Stockholders' equity                    
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized, none issued or outstanding                              
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 60,000,000 shares authorized(2)     156       156       160       163       163  
Additional paid in capital     127,153       126,106       136,181       147,552       151,425  
Retained earnings     278,120       270,276       265,609       258,986       249,331  
Unearned Employee Stock Ownership Plan ("ESOP") shares     (5,158 )     (5,290 )     (5,422 )     (5,555 )     (5,687 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)     (4,049 )     (2,403 )     (1,397 )     600       1,279  
Total stockholders' equity     396,222       388,845       395,131       401,746       396,511  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 3,555,186     $ 3,549,204     $ 3,541,785     $ 3,502,819     $ 3,481,360  

(1) Derived from audited financial statements.
(2) Shares of common stock issued and outstanding were 15,632,348 at September 30, 2022; 15,591,466 at June 30, 2022; 15,978,262 at March 31, 2022; 16,303,461 at December 31, 2021; and 16,307,658 at September 30, 2021.

Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)

    Three Months Ended
(Dollars in thousands)   September
30, 2022
  June 30,
2022
  September
30, 2021
Interest and dividend income            
Loans   $ 33,245     $ 28,163     $ 27,895  
Commercial paper     1,116       852       155  
Debt securities available for sale     678       483       524  
Other investments and interest-bearing deposits     888       628       731  
Total interest and dividend income     35,927       30,126       29,305  
Interest expense            
Deposits     1,395       1,232       1,572  
Borrowings     12       35       26  
Total interest expense     1,407       1,267       1,598  
Net interest income     34,520       28,859       27,707  
Provision (benefit) for credit losses     3,987       3,413       (1,460 )
Net interest income after provision (benefit) for credit losses     30,533       25,446       29,167  
Noninterest income            
Service charges and fees on deposit accounts     2,338       2,361       2,372  
Loan income and fees     570       649       979  
Gain on sale of loans held for sale     1,586       1,949       4,057  
BOLI income     527       500       518  
Operating lease income     1,585       1,472       1,540  
Gain on sale of securities available for sale           1,895        
Other     804       890       886  
Total noninterest income     7,410       9,716       10,352  
Noninterest expense            
Salaries and employee benefits     14,815       14,709       15,280  
Occupancy expense, net     2,408       2,491       2,317  
Computer services     2,763       2,613       2,521  
Telephone, postage, and supplies     603       621       650  
Marketing and advertising     590       473       705  
Deposit insurance premiums     542       432       566  
Core deposit intangible amortization     34       42       93  
Officer transition agreement expense           1,795        
Merger-related expenses     474              
Other     3,872       4,283       3,884  
Total noninterest expense     26,101       27,459       26,016  
Income before income taxes     11,842       7,703       13,503  
Income tax expense     2,643       1,678       2,976  
Net income   $ 9,199     $ 6,025     $ 10,527  
                         

Per Share Data

    Three Months Ended
    September
30, 2022
  June 30,
2022
  September
30, 2021
Net income per common share(1)            
Basic   $ 0.61     $ 0.40     $ 0.66  
Diluted   $ 0.60     $ 0.39     $ 0.65  
Average shares outstanding            
Basic     14,988,006       15,064,694       15,761,247  
Diluted     15,130,762       15,245,673       16,146,611  
Book value per share at end of period   $ 25.35     $ 24.94     $ 24.31  
Tangible book value per share at end of period(2)   $ 23.70     $ 23.29     $ 22.73  
Cash dividends declared per common share   $ 0.09     $ 0.09     $ 0.08  
Total shares outstanding at end of period     15,632,348       15,591,466       16,307,658  

(1) Basic and diluted net income per common share have been prepared in accordance with the two-class method.
(2) See Non-GAAP reconciliations below for adjustments.

Selected Financial Ratios and Other Data

    Three Months Ended
    September
30, 2022
  June 30,
2022
  September
30, 2021
Performance ratios ( 1 )    
Return on assets (ratio of net income (loss) to average total assets)   1.02 %   0.68 %   1.20 %
Return on equity (ratio of net income (loss) to average equity)   9.25     6.19     10.62  
Tax equivalent yield on earning assets(2)   4.30     3.68     3.61  
Rate paid on interest-bearing liabilities   0.24     0.21     0.27  
Tax equivalent average interest rate spread(2)   4.06     3.47     3.34  
Tax equivalent net interest margin(2) (3)   4.13     3.53     3.41  
Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities   142.90     138.45     137.94  
Noninterest expense to average total assets   2.89     3.09     2.96  
Efficiency ratio   62.25     71.18     68.36  
Efficiency ratio – adjusted(4)   60.72     69.41     67.80  

(1) Ratios are annualized where appropriate.
(2) The weighted average rate for municipal leases is adjusted for a 24% combined federal and state tax rate since the interest from these leases is tax exempt.
(3) Net interest income divided by average interest-earning assets.
(4) See Non-GAAP reconciliations below for adjustments.

    At or For the Three Months Ended
    September
30, 2022
  June 30,
2022
  March 31,
2022
  December
31, 2021
  September
30, 2021
Asset quality ratios                    
Nonperforming assets to total assets(1)   0.20 %   0.18 %   0.16 %   0.18 %   0.19 %
Nonperforming loans to total loans(1)   0.24     0.22     0.22     0.23     0.25  
Total classified assets to total assets   0.54     0.61     0.61     0.65     0.65  
Allowance for credit losses to nonperforming loans(1)   561.10     566.83     534.06     500.70     510.63  
Allowance for credit losses to total loans   1.34     1.25     1.15     1.15     1.27  
Net charge-offs (recoveries) to average loans (annualized)   0.01     (0.10 )   (0.11 )   0.15     (0.04 )
Capital ratios                    
Equity to total assets at end of period   11.14 %   10.96 %   11.16 %   11.47 %   11.39 %
Tangible equity to total tangible assets(2)   10.50     10.31     10.51     10.81     10.73  
Average equity to average assets   11.00     10.93     11.32     11.28     11.27  

(1) Nonperforming assets include nonaccruing loans, consisting of certain restructured loans, and REO. There were no accruing loans more than 90 days past due at the dates indicated. At September 30, 2022, there were $2.6 million of restructured loans included in nonaccruing loans and $4.4 million, or 64.2%, of nonaccruing loans were current on their loan payments as of that date.
(2) See Non-GAAP reconciliations below for adjustments.

Loans

(Dollars in thousands)   September
30, 2022
  June 30,
2022
  March 31,
2022
  December
31, 2021
  September
30, 2021
Commercial real estate loans:                    
Construction and land development   $ 310,985     $ 291,202       251,668       226,439       187,900  
Commercial real estate – owner occupied     336,456       335,658       332,078       323,434       329,252  
Commercial real estate – non-owner occupied     661,644       662,159       688,071       709,825       715,324  
Multifamily     79,082       81,086       82,035       80,071       88,188  
Total commercial real estate loans     1,388,167       1,370,105       1,353,852       1,339,769       1,320,664  
Commercial loans:                    
Commercial and industrial     205,606       192,652       167,342       162,396       153,612  
Equipment finance     411,012       394,541       378,629       367,008       341,995  
Municipal leases     130,777       129,766       130,260       131,078       142,100  
PPP loans     238       661       2,756       19,044       28,762  
Total commercial loans     747,633       717,620       678,987       679,526       666,469  
Residential real estate loans:                    
Construction and land development     91,488       81,847       72,735       69,253       69,835  
One-to-four family     374,849       354,203       347,945       356,850       384,901  
HELOCs     164,701       160,137       155,356       158,984       163,734  
Total residential real estate loans     631,038       596,187       576,036       585,087       618,470  
Consumer loans     100,945       85,383       90,663       91,690       114,039  
Total loans, net of deferred loan fees and costs     2,867,783       2,769,295       2,699,538       2,696,072       2,719,642  
Allowance for credit losses – loans     (38,301 )     (34,690 )     (31,034 )     (30,933 )     (34,406 )
Loans, net   $ 2,829,482     $ 2,734,605     $ 2,668,504     $ 2,665,139     $ 2,685,236  
                                         

As of September 30, 2022, $30.5 million of commercial and industrial and $5.3 million of consumer loans were purchased from fintech partners. As of June 30, 2022, $17.5 million of commercial and industrial and $0.4 million of consumer loans were purchased from fintech partners. Although we value these strategic relationships, in August we temporarily paused purchases within both loan segments until the impact of the current economic environment upon these portfolios can be better understood.

Deposits

(Dollars in thousands)   September
30, 2022
  June 30,
2022
  March 31,
2022
  December
31, 2021
  September
30, 2021
Core deposits                    
Noninterest-bearing accounts   $ 794,242     $ 745,746     $ 704,344     $ 677,159     $ 711,764  
NOW accounts     636,859       654,981       652,577       644,343       621,675  
Money market accounts     960,150       969,661       1,026,595       1,010,901       987,650  
Savings accounts     240,412       238,197       232,831       224,474       220,614  
Total core deposits     2,631,663       2,608,585       2,616,347       2,556,877       2,541,703  
Certificates of deposit     471,005       491,176       442,810       441,814       445,581  
Total   $ 3,102,668     $ 3,099,761     $ 3,059,157     $ 2,998,691     $ 2,987,284  
                                         

Non-GAAP Reconciliations

In addition to results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles utilized in the United States ("GAAP"), this earnings release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures, which include: the efficiency ratio, tangible book value, tangible book value per share and the tangible equity to tangible assets ratio. The Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures and ratios as presented are useful for both investors and management to understand the effects of certain items and provide an alternative view of its performance over time and in comparison to its competitors. These non-GAAP measures have inherent limitations, are not required to be uniformly applied and are not audited. They should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for total stockholders' equity or operating results determined in accordance with GAAP. These non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

Set forth below is a reconciliation to GAAP of the Company's efficiency ratio:

    Three Months Ended
(Dollars in thousands)   September
30, 2022
  June 30,
2022
  September
30, 2021
Noninterest expense   $ 26,101     $ 27,459     $ 26,016  
Less: officer transition agreement expense           1,795        
Less: merger expense     474              
Noninterest expense – adjusted   $ 25,627     $ 25,664     $ 26,016  
             
Net interest income   $ 34,520     $ 28,859     $ 27,707  
Plus: tax equivalent adjustment     277       294       310  
Plus: noninterest income     7,410       9,716       10,352  
Less: gain on sale of securities available for sale           1,895        
Net interest income plus noninterest income – adjusted   $ 42,207     $ 36,974     $ 38,369  
Efficiency ratio     62.25 %     71.18 %     68.36 %
Efficiency ratio – adjusted     60.72 %     69.41 %     67.80 %
                         

Set forth below is a reconciliation to GAAP of tangible book value and tangible book value per share:

    As of
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)   September
30, 2022
  June 30,
2022
  March 31,
2022
  December
31, 2021
  September
30, 2021
Total stockholders' equity   $ 396,222     $ 388,845     $ 395,131     $ 401,746     $ 396,511  
Less: goodwill, core deposit intangibles, net of taxes     25,683       25,710       25,742       25,780       25,830  
Tangible book value   $ 370,539     $ 363,135     $ 369,389     $ 375,966     $ 370,681  
Common shares outstanding     15,632,348       15,591,466       15,978,262       16,303,461       16,307,658  
Book value per share at end of period   $ 25.35     $ 24.94     $ 24.73     $ 24.64     $ 24.31  
Tangible book value per share at end of period   $ 23.70     $ 23.29     $ 23.12     $ 23.06     $ 22.73  
                                         

Set forth below is a reconciliation to GAAP of tangible equity to tangible assets:

    As of
    September
30, 2022
  June 30,
2022
  March 31,
2022
  December
31, 2021
  September
30, 2021
(Dollars in thousands)    
Tangible equity(1)   $ 370,539     $ 363,135     $ 369,389     $ 375,966     $ 370,681  
Total assets     3,555,186       3,549,204       3,541,785       3,502,819       3,481,360  
Less: goodwill and core deposit intangibles, net of taxes     25,683       25,710       25,742       25,780       25,830  
Total tangible assets   $ 3,529,503     $ 3,523,494     $ 3,516,043     $ 3,477,039     $ 3,455,530  
Tangible equity to tangible assets     10.50 %     10.31 %     10.51 %     10.81 %     10.73 %

(1) Tangible equity (or tangible book value) is equal to total stockholders' equity less goodwill and core deposit intangibles, net of related deferred tax liabilities.


Contact:
C. Hunter Westbrook – President and Chief Executive Officer
Tony J. VunCannon – Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary and Treasurer
828-259-3939

Primary Logo

Source: HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc.
View all news