First Internet Bancorp Reports Second Quarter 2019 Results

Highlights for the second quarter include:

  • Diluted earnings per share of $0.60, an increase of 7.1% from the first quarter
  • Net income of $6.1 million, an increase of 7.5% from the first quarter
  • Total revenue of $19.6 million, a 5.1% increase from the first quarter driven by increased mortgage banking activity
  • Significant balance sheet management activities, including $148.4 million of loan sales and sales of $30.6 million of lower-yielding securities

FISHERS, Ind.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–First Internet Bancorp (the “Company”) (Nasdaq: INBK), the parent company of First Internet Bank (the “Bank”), announced today financial and operational results for the second quarter of 2019. Net income for the second quarter of 2019 was $6.1 million, or $0.60 diluted earnings per share. This compares to net income of $5.7 million, or $0.56 diluted earnings per share, for the first quarter of 2019, and net income of $6.0 million, or $0.67 diluted earnings per share, for the second quarter of 2018.

David Becker, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are excited about the earnings results for the quarter, driven by solid top line revenue growth. Our lending teams continued to generate a substantial amount of new originations, with single tenant lease financing and healthcare finance leading the way. Additionally, our direct-to-consumer mortgage business had a terrific quarter, posting a 65% linked-quarter increase in revenue.

“We have made tremendous progress with our expansion into small business banking. The pipeline of new lending opportunities grew significantly during the second quarter. Furthermore, our efforts on the deposit side also began to produce results as business money market accounts provided over $34 million in new balances.

“We also delivered on our balance sheet management strategies, which included sales of lower-yielding seasoned loans and securities. In addition to helping manage our capital, these moves allowed our businesses to maintain their origination momentum. We expect to deploy the liquidity provided by these transactions, several of which closed late in the quarter, into higher-yielding new loan originations.

Mr. Becker concluded, “The high level of engagement from our team members throughout the organization remains the key to our success. We are proud of the strong culture and workplace environment we have created, which was recognized yet again during the quarter as we placed first for medium-sized companies on The Indianapolis Star’s annual “Top Workplaces in Central Indiana” list and, for the second consecutive year, won a special award for company leadership. I am very proud of the team we have assembled, and I thank them for their dedication.”

Net Interest Income and Net Interest Margin

Net interest income for the second quarter of 2019 was $16.1 million, compared to $16.2 million for the first quarter of 2019, and $15.5 million for the second quarter of 2018. On a fully-taxable equivalent basis, net interest income for the second quarter of 2019 was $17.7 million, compared to $17.8 million for the first quarter of 2019, and $16.6 million for the second quarter of 2018.

Total interest income for the second quarter of 2019 was $36.8 million, an increase of 5.3%, compared to the first quarter of 2019, and an increase of 34.4% compared to the second quarter of 2018. On a fully-taxable equivalent basis, total interest income for the second quarter of 2019 was $38.5 million, an increase of 5.2% compared to the first quarter of 2019, and an increase of 34.6% compared to the second quarter of 2018. The increase in total interest income compared to the first quarter of 2019 was driven primarily by a $178.6 million, or 5.0%, increase in average interest-earning assets, slightly offset by a 3 basis point decrease in the yield on those assets. The yield on interest-earning assets for the second quarter of 2019 declined to 3.97% from 4.00% in the prior quarter driven primarily by a 3 basis point decrease in the yield on the loan portfolio due mostly to the decline in three month LIBOR during the quarter and, to a lesser extent, lower loan fees.

Total interest expense for the second quarter of 2019 was $20.7 million, an increase of 10.6%, compared to the first quarter of 2019, and an increase of 73.5% compared to the second quarter of 2018. The increase in total interest expense compared to the first quarter of 2019 was driven primarily by a $114.5 million increase in average certificates and brokered deposit balances, combined with the effect of a 12 basis point increase in the cost of funds related to those deposits. While rates paid on new certificates of deposits production continued to decline during the second quarter of 2019, the overall cost of deposit funding increased as new production rates outweighed the costs of maturing certificates of deposits. Overall, the total cost of interest-bearing liabilities increased 10 basis points from the first quarter of 2019.

Net interest margin (“NIM”) declined 13 basis points to 1.73% for the second quarter of 2019, compared to 1.86% for the first quarter of 2019 and 2.17% for the second quarter of 2018. On a fully-taxable equivalent basis, NIM also decreased 13 basis points to 1.91% for the second quarter of 2019, from 2.04% for the first quarter of 2019 and 2.33% for the second quarter of 2018.

Noninterest Income

Noninterest income for the second quarter of 2019 was $3.5 million, compared to $2.4 million for the first quarter of 2019 and $2.2 million for the second quarter of 2018. The increase compared to the first quarter of 2019 was driven primarily by an increase in revenue from mortgage banking activities and other noninterest income, which was partially offset by loss on sale of securities. The increase in mortgage banking revenue of $1.0 million, or 64.7%, was due mainly to an increase in mandatory pipeline volumes as the decline in mortgage interest rates during the quarter drove increased interest rate lock commitment activity. The increase in other noninterest income was due primarily to the Company recognizing a $0.5 million gain on the sale of its ownership of Visa Class B shares. The $0.5 million loss on sale of securities during the second quarter of 2019 resulted from the Company selling lower-yielding mortgage backed and U.S. Government Agency securities with a book value of $30.6 million.

The Company sold loans with a book value of $148.4 million during the second quarter of 2019, recognizing a net $66,000 loss on the transactions. Gains recognized on the sale of single tenant lease financing loans were offset by losses on the sales of portfolio residential mortgages, which included fixed rate and seasoned lower-yielding adjustable rate loans. Additionally, public finance loans were sold at approximately book value. When including the impact of the loss on sale of securities and the gain realized on the sale of the Visa Class B shares, both discussed above, the net impact of these balance sheet management activities on the Company’s results of operations was a gain of $17,000.

Noninterest Expense

Noninterest expense for the second quarter of 2019 was $11.7 million, compared to $11.1 million for the first quarter of 2019 and $10.2 million for the second quarter of 2018. The increase from the first quarter of 2019 was due primarily to higher salaries and employee benefits and deposit insurance premiums. The increase in salaries and employee benefits was driven mainly by higher incentive compensation related to the increased mortgage production and a full quarter’s impact of employee merit compensation increases that were effective late in the first quarter of 2019.

Income Taxes

The Company reported income tax expense of $0.3 million and an effective tax rate of 5.3% for the second quarter of 2019, compared to $0.5 million and an effective tax rate of 8.5% for the first quarter of 2019 and $0.8 million and an effective tax rate of 11.5% for the second quarter of 2018. Income tax expense for the first quarter of 2019 included $0.1 million of expense associated with annual equity compensation vesting events which did not recur in the second quarter of 2019.

Loans and Credit Quality

Total loans as of June 30, 2019 were $2.9 billion, an increase of $21.2 million, or 0.7%, compared to March 31, 2019, and an increase of $487.1 million, or 20.5%, compared to June 30, 2018. Total commercial loan balances were $2.2 billion as of June 30, 2019, an increase of $86.3 million, or 4.1%, compared to March 31, 2019 and an increase of $440.7 million, or 25.3%, compared to June 30, 2018. Compared to the linked quarter, the growth in commercial loan balances was driven largely by production in healthcare finance and single tenant lease financing, partially offset by the sale of $30.9 million of single tenant lease financing loans and $22.4 million of public finance loans.

Total consumer loan balances were $639.8 million as of June 30, 2019, a decrease of $78.2 million, or 10.9%, compared to March 31, 2019, and an increase of $13.6 million, or 2.2%, compared to June 30, 2018. Compared to the linked quarter, the decline in consumer loan balances was driven primarily by the sale of $95.2 million of portfolio residential mortgage loans, partially offset by new originations in the recreational vehicles and trailers portfolios.

Total delinquencies 30 days or more past due were 0.24% of total loans as of June 30, 2019, compared to 0.18% as of March 31, 2019 and 0.03% as of June 30, 2018. Nonperforming loans to total loans increased to 0.19% as of June 30, 2019, compared to 0.12% at March 31, 2019 and 0.01% at June 30, 2018. Compared to the linked quarter, the increase in both delinquencies and nonperforming loans was due to a commercial loan relationship with a total unpaid principal balance of $1.9 million that was placed on nonaccrual status late in the quarter.

The allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total loans was 0.70% as of June 30, 2019, as compared to 0.66% as of March 31, 2019 and 0.68% as of June 30, 2018.

Net charge-offs of $0.3 million were recognized during the second quarter of 2019, resulting in net charge-offs to average loans of 0.04%, as compared to 0.05% in the first quarter of 2019 and 0.03% in the second quarter of 2018. The provision for loan losses in the second quarter of 2019 was $1.4 million, compared to $1.3 million for the first quarter of 2019 and $0.7 million for the second quarter of 2018. The increase in the provision for loan losses compared to the first quarter of 2019 was driven primarily by a specific reserve of $0.6 million recognized on the commercial loan relationship discussed above, partially offset by the impact of selling $148.4 million of loans during the quarter.

Balance Sheet Management

In the fourth quarter of 2017, when interest rates were forecasted to increase, the Company initiated an asset hedging strategy to enhance asset sensitivity and reduce long term interest rate risk. As of June 30, 2019, the Company had a total notional value of $435.5 million of pay fixed / receive variable interest rate swaps in place to hedge public finance loans, representing 61.7% of the total public finance loan balances outstanding. Including $88.2 million of notional value interest rate swaps in place to hedge investment securities, the Company had swaps with a total notional value of $523.7 million in place at the end of the second quarter of 2019 to hedge long-term fixed rate assets.

The Company also implemented a liability hedging strategy using pay fixed / receive variable interest rate swaps to extend the duration of short term FHLB advances and brokered variable rate money market deposits. As of June 30, 2019, the Company had $210.0 million of notional value interest rate swaps related to these funding sources.

Based on the declining interest rate environment during the first six months of 2019, the Company did not execute any additional interest rate swaps to hedge either assets or liabilities. In future periods, the Company’s use of interest rate swaps as a tool to manage exposure to both short- and long-term interest rate risk will be determined based on multiple factors, including, but not limited to, the interest rate environment and forward rate expectations.

In conjunction with the decline in interest rates throughout 2019, the Company has reduced rates offered on certificates of deposits in the institutional and public funds channels between 55 and 101 basis points, based on the maturity, and between 15 and 47 basis points for consumer certificates of deposits. To further protect earnings and profitability from the negative impact of declining interest rates, the Company has implemented price floors for new originations in most of its commercial lending areas.

The Company may also use loan sales or reposition the securities and wholesale funding portfolios to manage balance sheet growth and capital, provide liquidity and help improve NIM and profitability. As discussed above, during the second quarter, the Company sold $148.4 million of loans during the quarter, which included seasoned lower-yielding adjustable rate residential mortgage and public finance loans. The Company also sold $30.6 million of lower-yielding securities to improve the overall yield and shorten duration in the investment portfolio. Additionally, the Company refinanced $55.0 million of FHLB advances which resulted in savings of 34 basis points related to these borrowings.

Capital

As of June 30, 2019, total shareholders’ equity was $296.1 million, an increase of $2.1 million, or 0.7%, compared to March 31, 2019, due mainly to the net income earned during the quarter but partially offset by the impact of common stock repurchased during the quarter and an increase in accumulated other comprehensive loss. Book value per common share increased to $29.56 as of June 30, 2019, up from $29.03 as of March 31, 2019 and $27.71 as of June 30, 2018. Tangible book value per common share increased to $29.10, up from $28.57 and $27.25, each as of the same reference dates.

In connection with its previously announced stock repurchase program, the Company repurchased 112,129 shares during the second quarter of 2019 at an average price of $21.28 per share. Subsequent to quarter-end, the Company has repurchased an additional 37,862 shares at an average price of $20.75 per share through July 23. Since inception of the program, share repurchases have totaled 246,174 at an average price of $20.86 per share.

The following table presents the Company’s and the Bank’s regulatory and other capital ratios as of June 30, 2019.

As of June 30, 2019

Company

Bank

Total shareholders’ equity to assets

7.48%

 

7.93%

Tangible common equity to tangible assets 1

7.37%

 

7.82%

Tier 1 leverage ratio 2

8.06%

 

8.53%

Common equity tier 1 capital ratio 2

11.08%

 

11.73%

Tier 1 capital ratio 2

11.08%

 

11.73%

Total risk-based capital ratio 2

14.31%

 

12.46%

 

1 This information represents a non-GAAP financial measure. For a discussion of non-GAAP financial measures, see the

section below entitled “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

2 Regulatory capital ratios are preliminary pending filing of the Company’s and the Bank’s regulatory reports.

Conference Call and Webcast

The Company will host a conference call and webcast at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, July 25, 2019 to discuss its quarterly financial results. The call can be accessed via telephone at (888) 317-6016. A recorded replay can be accessed through August 25, 2019 by dialing (877) 344-7529; passcode: 10133293.

Additionally, interested parties can listen to a live webcast of the call on the Company’s website at www.firstinternetbancorp.com. An archived version of the webcast will be available in the same location shortly after the live call has ended.

About First Internet Bancorp

First Internet Bancorp is a bank holding company with assets of $4.0 billion as of June 30, 2019. The Company’s subsidiary, First Internet Bank, opened for business in 1999 as an industry pioneer in the branchless delivery of banking services. The Bank provides consumer and small business deposit, consumer loan, residential mortgage, and specialty finance services nationally as well as commercial real estate loans, commercial and industrial loans, SBA financing and treasury management services. First Internet Bancorp’s common stock trades on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol “INBK” and is a component of the Russell 2000® Index. Additional information about the Company is available at www.firstinternetbancorp.com and additional information about the Bank, including its products and services, is available at www.firstib.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements with respect to the financial condition, results of operations, trends in lending policies, plans, objectives, future performance or business of the Company. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by the use of words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “pending,” “plan,” “preliminary,” “remain,” “should,” “will,” “would” or other similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of future performance or results, are based on information available at the time the statements are made and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the information in the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such differences include: failures or breaches of or interruptions in the communications and information systems on which we rely to conduct our business; failure of our plans to grow our commercial real estate, commercial and industrial, public finance and healthcare finance loan portfolios; competition with national, regional and community financial institutions; the loss of any key members of senior management; fluctuations in interest rates; general economic conditions; risks relating to the regulation of financial institutions; failure to close any pending acquisitions; and other factors identified in reports we file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All statements in this press release, including forward-looking statements, speak only as of the date they are made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any statement in light of new information or future events.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release contains financial information determined by methods other than in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). Non-GAAP financial measures, specifically tangible common equity, tangible assets, tangible book value per common share, tangible common equity to tangible assets, average tangible common equity, return on average tangible common equity, total interest income – FTE, net interest income – FTE and net interest margin – FTE are used by the Company’s management to measure the strength of its capital and analyze profitability, including its ability to generate earnings on tangible capital invested by its shareholders. Although management believes these non-GAAP measures are useful to investors by providing a greater understanding of its business, they should not be considered a substitute for financial measures determined in accordance with GAAP, nor are they necessarily comparable to non-GAAP performance measures that may be presented by other companies. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures are included in the table at the end of this release under the caption “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

First Internet Bancorp
Summary Financial Information (unaudited)
Dollar amounts in thousands, except per share data

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 30,

 

March 31,

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

 

June 30,

2019

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

 
Net income

$

6,121

 

$

5,696

 

$

6,008

 

$

11,817

 

$

12,036

 

 
Per share and share information
Earnings per share – basic

$

0.60

 

$

0.56

 

$

0.67

 

$

1.16

 

$

1.38

 

Earnings per share – diluted

 

0.60

 

 

0.56

 

 

0.67

 

 

1.16

 

 

1.38

 

Dividends declared per share

 

0.06

 

 

0.06

 

 

0.06

 

 

0.12

 

 

0.12

 

Book value per common share

 

29.56

 

 

29.03

 

 

27.71

 

 

29.56

 

 

27.71

 

Tangible book value per common share 1

 

29.10

 

 

28.57

 

 

27.25

 

 

29.10

 

 

27.25

 

Common shares outstanding

 

10,016,458

 

 

10,128,587

 

 

10,181,675

 

 

10,016,458

 

 

10,181,675

 

Average common shares outstanding:
Basic

 

10,148,285

 

 

10,217,637

 

 

8,909,913

 

 

10,182,770

 

 

8,705,689

 

Diluted

 

10,148,285

 

 

10,230,531

 

 

8,919,460

 

 

10,186,833

 

 

8,731,331

 

Performance ratios
Return on average assets

 

0.65

%

 

0.64

%

 

0.82

%

 

0.64

%

 

0.84

%

Return on average shareholders’ equity

 

8.26

%

 

7.91

%

 

10.11

%

 

8.09

%

 

10.51

%

Return on average tangible common equity 1

 

8.39

%

 

8.04

%

 

10.31

%

 

8.22

%

 

10.73

%

Net interest margin

 

1.73

%

 

1.86

%

 

2.17

%

 

1.79

%

 

2.22

%

Net interest margin – FTE 1,2

 

1.91

%

 

2.04

%

 

2.33

%

 

1.97

%

 

2.37

%

Capital ratios 3
Total shareholders’ equity to assets

 

7.48

%

 

8.01

%

 

9.05

%

 

7.48

%

 

9.05

%

Tangible common equity to tangible assets 1

 

7.37

%

 

7.89

%

 

8.92

%

 

7.37

%

 

8.92

%

Tier 1 leverage ratio

 

8.06

%

 

8.34

%

 

9.93

%

 

8.06

%

 

9.93

%

Common equity tier 1 capital ratio

 

11.08

%

 

11.66

%

 

13.54

%

 

11.08

%

 

13.54

%

Tier 1 capital ratio

 

11.08

%

 

11.66

%

 

13.54

%

 

11.08

%

 

13.54

%

Total risk-based capital ratio

 

14.31

%

 

13.68

%

 

15.85

%

 

14.31

%

 

15.85

%

Asset quality
Nonperforming loans

$

5,386

 

$

3,432

 

$

285

 

$

5,386

 

$

285

 

Nonperforming assets

 

8,041

 

 

6,071

 

 

5,335

 

 

8,041

 

 

5,335

 

Nonperforming loans to loans

 

0.19

%

 

0.12

%

 

0.01

%

 

0.19

%

 

0.01

%

Nonperforming assets to total assets

 

0.20

%

 

0.17

%

 

0.17

%

 

0.20

%

 

0.17

%

Allowance for loan losses to:
Loans

 

0.70

%

 

0.66

%

 

0.68

%

 

0.70

%

 

0.68

%

Nonperforming loans

 

370.9

%

 

549.0

%

 

5,632.6

%

 

370.9

%

 

5,632.6

%

Net charge-offs to average loans

 

0.04

%

 

0.05

%

 

0.03

%

 

0.04

%

 

0.04

%

Average balance sheet information
Loans

$

2,889,478

 

$

2,760,164

 

$

2,278,415

 

$

2,825,178

 

$

2,216,987

 

Total securities

 

558,352

 

 

523,265

 

 

480,713

 

 

540,905

 

 

482,931

 

Other earning assets

 

248,996

 

 

246,732

 

 

79,346

 

 

247,871

 

 

91,946

 

Total interest-earning assets

 

3,723,424

 

 

3,544,849

 

 

2,856,029

 

 

3,634,630

 

 

2,809,583

 

Total assets

 

3,805,021

 

 

3,627,508

 

 

2,921,540

 

 

3,716,755

 

 

2,872,935

 

Noninterest-bearing deposits

 

42,566

 

 

42,551

 

 

44,524

 

 

42,558

 

 

44,252

 

Interest-bearing deposits

 

2,879,007

 

 

2,728,674

 

 

2,137,045

 

 

2,804,257

 

 

2,121,157

 

Total deposits

 

2,921,573

 

 

2,771,225

 

 

2,181,569

 

 

2,846,815

 

 

2,165,409

 

Shareholders’ equity

 

297,148

 

 

291,883

 

 

238,465

 

 

294,530

 

 

230,840

 

1

Refer to “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” section above and “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below

2

On a fully-taxable equivalent (“FTE”) basis assuming a 21% tax rate

3

Regulatory capital ratios are preliminary pending filing of the Company’s regulatory reports
First Internet Bancorp
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited)
Amounts in thousands

June 30,

 

March 31,

 

June 30,

2019

 

2019

 

2018

 
Assets
Cash and due from banks

$

5,638

 

$

5,708

 

$

3,694

 

Interest-bearing deposits

 

342,660

 

 

124,786

 

 

138,666

 

Securities available-for-sale, at fair value

 

522,334

 

 

520,382

 

 

460,822

 

Securities held-to-maturity, at amortized cost

 

35,826

 

 

31,222

 

 

19,203

 

Loans held-for-sale

 

30,642

 

 

13,706

 

 

20,672

 

Loans

 

2,861,156

 

 

2,839,928

 

 

2,374,035

 

Allowance for loan losses

 

(19,976

)

 

(18,841

)

 

(16,053

)

Net loans

 

2,841,180

 

 

2,821,087

 

 

2,357,982

 

Accrued interest receivable

 

18,887

 

 

17,217

 

 

14,540

 

Federal Home Loan Bank of Indianapolis stock

 

25,650

 

 

23,625

 

 

22,050

 

Cash surrender value of bank-owned life insurance

 

36,527

 

 

36,293

 

 

35,579

 

Premises and equipment, net

 

14,405

 

 

13,737

 

 

10,169

 

Goodwill

 

4,687

 

 

4,687

 

 

4,687

 

Other real estate owned

 

2,619

 

 

2,619

 

 

5,041

 

Accrued income and other assets

 

77,774

 

 

55,107

 

 

22,668

 

Total assets

$

3,958,829

 

$

3,670,176

 

$

3,115,773

 

 
Liabilities
Noninterest-bearing deposits

$

44,040

 

$

45,878

 

$

44,671

 

Interest-bearing deposits

 

2,962,223

 

 

2,765,230

 

 

2,349,613

 

Total deposits

 

3,006,263

 

 

2,811,108

 

 

2,394,284

 

Advances from Federal Home Loan Bank

 

514,906

 

 

495,146

 

 

390,167

 

Subordinated debt

 

69,375

 

 

33,911

 

 

33,800

 

Accrued interest payable

 

2,930

 

 

1,549

 

 

435

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

69,235

 

 

34,449

 

 

15,000

 

Total liabilities

 

3,662,709

 

 

3,376,163

 

 

2,833,686

 

Shareholders’ equity
Voting common stock

 

224,244

 

 

226,235

 

 

227,099

 

Retained earnings

 

87,454

 

 

81,946

 

 

69,066

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(15,578

)

 

(14,168

)

 

(14,078

)

Total shareholders’ equity

 

296,120

 

 

294,013

 

 

282,087

 

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

$

3,958,829

 

$

3,670,176

 

$

3,115,773

 

Contacts

Investors/Analysts

Paula Deemer

Investor Relations

(317) 428-4628

investors@firstib.com

Media

Nicole Lorch

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

(317) 532-7906

nlorch@firstib.com

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