FFD Financial Corporation Reports Net Earnings for the Three- and Nine-Month Periods Ended March 31, 2012
DOVER, Ohio, April 24, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FFD Financial Corporation (FFDF), parent company of First Federal Community Bank, reported net earnings for the three months ended March 31, 2012, of $419,000, or diluted earnings per share of $.41, compared to $348,000, or $.34 per diluted share, of net earnings for the comparable three-month period in 2011. The $71,000, or 20.4%, increase in net earnings resulted from increases of $144,000, or 7.6%, in net interest income and $141,000, or 65.9%, in noninterest income and a decrease of $30,000, or 25.0%, in the provision for losses on loans, which were partially offset by increases of $146,000, or 10.1%, in noninterest expenses and $38,000, or 21.1%, in the provision for federal income taxes.
Net earnings for the nine months ended March 31, 2012, were $1.2 million, or diluted earnings per share of $1.22, compared to $1.1 million, or $1.06 per diluted share, of net earnings for the comparable nine-month period in 2011. The $162,000, or 15.0%, increase in net earnings resulted from increases of $389,000, or 6.9%, in net interest income and $61,000, or 6.6%, in noninterest income and a decrease of $96,000, or 14.7%, in the provision for losses on loans, which were partially offset by increases of $299,000, or 7.0%, in noninterest expenses and $85,000, or 15.1%, in the provision for federal income taxes.
During the nine-month period, the growth in the average balance of interest-bearing assets outpaced that of interest bearing liabilities, which primarily drove the increase in net interest income. During the period, yields on interest earning assets declined more rapidly than the cost of interest bearing liabilities, which partially offset the growth in average interest earning assets. On an annualized basis, the yield on interest earning assets declined approximately 48 basis points, while the cost of interest bearing liabilities declined approximately 39 basis points.
The increase in noninterest income for the nine months ended March 31, 2012 was primarily the result of increases of $70,000, or 26.5%, in service charges on deposit accounts, $55,000, or 9.2%, in gain on sale of loans, and $26,000, or 30.6%, in other noninterest income, which were partially offset by a decrease of $91,000 in mortgage servicing revenue. The increase in service charges on deposit accounts resulted from increased ATM and debit card income. The decrease in mortgage servicing rights resulted from increased impairment charges on loan servicing rights.
The decrease in the provision for loan losses for the months ended March 31, 2012 as compared to the same period in 2011 was due to management's assessment of the loan portfolio, delinquency rates, net charge-offs, the adequacy of the existing allowance and current economic conditions. For the nine-month period ended March 31, 2012, a provision of $556,000 was recorded. Net charge-offs were $516,000 for the nine months ended March 31, 2012, compared to $172,000 in the comparable 2011 period. The decision to charge-off these loans was due to continued evaluation of the borrower's ability to repay and economic circumstances. Non-performing loans were $2.6 million, or 1.08%, of total assets at March 31, 2012, compared to$1.8 million, or 0.82%, of total assets at June 30, 2011.
The coverage ratio for loan losses, or the allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total loans, decreased to 1.13%, at March 31, 2012, from 1.18% at June 30, 2011. The decrease was primarily attributable to the charge-off of impaired loans in fiscal 2012 which had $303,000 of specific reserves allocated to them in prior periods. An increase of $261,000 in general reserves was recorded on non-impaired loans during the nine months ended March 31, 2012 in response to loan portfolio growth. Overall delinquency improved to .75% of total loans at March 31, 2012 compared to 1.19% at June 30, 2011.
Noninterest expense totaled $4.6 million for the nine months ended March 31, 2012, an increase of $299,000, or 7.0%, compared to the same period in 2011. The increase in noninterest expense includes increases of $117,000, or 6.0%, in employee and director compensation and benefits, $103,000, or 18.9%, in other operating expense, $66,000, or 31.9%, in professional and consulting fees, $65,000, or 15.8%, in occupancy and equipment, and $57,000, or 43.9%, in advertising, which were partially offset by a decrease of $135,000, or 67.5%, in FDIC insurance expense. The increase in employee compensation was due to additional staffing for operations and normal merit increases. The increase in professional and consulting fees resulted from consulting fees for analysis and contract negotiations for data processing services and conversion from a thrift charter to a national bank charter. The increase in advertising was partially the result of marketing the Kasasa© checking and savings program. Effective April 1, 2011, the FDIC changed to an asset based assessment from a deposit based assessment for the calculation of FDIC insurance premiums, which reduced deposit premiums for fiscal year 2012.
FFD Financial Corporation reported total assets of $237.2 million at March 31, 2012, an increase of $17.7 million over the June 30, 2011 balance. Cash and cash equivalents increased to $23.3 million at March 31, 2012 from $16.3 million at June 30, 2011. Investment securities decreased from $6.0 million at June 30, 2011 to $2,000 at March 31, 2012, because investment securities called during the period were not replaced. Mortgage-backed securities available for sale increased $4.2 million, or 66.6%, from the June 30, 2011 balance of $6.3 million, primarily due to purchases designed to reinvest proceeds from called investment securities. Loans receivable, net, increased $11.3 million from June 30, 2011 to $193.5 million at March 31, 2012. Loans held for sale were $764,000 at March 31, 2012, up from zero at June 30, 2011. Total liabilities increased by $16.9 million from the June 30, 2011 balance, to $217.4 million at March 31, 2012, and included deposits of $202.1 million, increasing from $185.0 million at June 30, 2011. Shareholders' equity was $19.8 million at March 31, 2012, a 4.4% increase over the June 30, 2011 balance of $19.0 million.
FFD Financial Corporation is traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol FFDF. First Federal Community Bank has full service offices in downtown Dover, downtown New Philadelphia, on the Boulevard in Dover, in Sugarcreek and in Berlin. The Corporation maintains an interactive web site at
|FFD Financial Corporation|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION|
|March 31,||June 30,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$23,331||$16,296|
|Loans receivable, net||193,537||182,226|
|Loans held for sale||764||--|
|LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Total liabilities and shareholders' equity||$237,243||$219,536|
|FFD Financial Corporation|
|CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EARNINGS|
|(In thousands, except share data)|
|Nine months ended||Three months ended|
|March 31,||March 31,|
|Total interest income||$7,972||$7,962||$2,650||$2,575|
|Total interest expense||1,921||2,300||621||690|
|Net interest income||6,051||5,662||2,029||1,885|
|Provision for losses on loans||556||652||150||120|
|Net interest income after provision|
|for losses on loans||5,495||5,010||1,879||1,765|
|Earnings before income taxes||1,888||1,641||637||528|
|Federal income taxes||647||562||218||180|
|NET EARNINGS||$ 1,241||$ 1,079||$419||$348|
|EARNINGS PER SHARE|
CONTACT: Trent B. Troyer, President & CEO 330-364-7777 or email@example.com Robert R. Gerber, SVP & CFO 330-364-7777 or firstname.lastname@example.orgSource: FFD Financial Corporation 2012 GlobeNewswire, Inc.