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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

(Mark One)

 

x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2011

OR

 

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

Commission File Number: 001-13901

 

 

LOGO

AMERIS BANCORP

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

GEORGIA   58-1456434
(State of incorporation)   (IRS Employer ID No.)

310 FIRST STREET, S.E., MOULTRIE, GA 31768

(Address of principal executive offices)

(229) 890-1111

(Registrant’s telephone number)

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Website, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer   ¨    Accelerated filer   x
Non-accelerated filer   ¨  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)    Smaller reporting company   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act).    Yes  ¨    No  x

There were 23,751,794 shares of Common Stock outstanding as of November 3, 2011.

 

 

 


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AMERIS BANCORP

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PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

  

Item 1.

  Financial Statements.   
 

Consolidated Balance Sheets at September 30, 2011, December  31, 2010 and September 30, 2010

     1   
 

Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income for the Three and Nine Month Periods Ended September 30, 2011 and 2010

     2   
 

Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2011 and 2010

     3   
 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2011 and 2010

     4   
 

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

     5   

Item 2.

 

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

     29   

Item 3.

 

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

     41   

Item 4.

 

Controls and Procedures.

     41   

PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

  

Item 1.

 

Legal Proceedings.

     41   

Item 1A.

 

Risk Factors.

     41   

Item 2.

 

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.

     41   

Item 3.

 

Defaults Upon Senior Securities.

     41   

Item 4.

 

(Removed and Reserved).

     41   

Item 5.

 

Other Information.

     41   

Item 6.

 

Exhibits.

     41   

Signatures

     42   


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Item 1. Financial Statements.

AMERIS BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in Thousands)

 

     September 30,
2011
    December 31,
2010
    September 30,
2010
 
     (Unaudited)     (Audited)     (Unaudited)  

Assets

      

Cash and due from banks

   $ 55,761      $ 74,326      $ 43,814   

Federal funds sold and interest bearing accounts

     170,349        261,262        306,867   

Investment securities available for sale, at fair value

     340,839        322,581        235,827   

Other investments

     11,089        12,440        7,326   

Mortgage loans held for sale, at fair value

     8,867        —          —     

Loans

     1,368,895        1,374,757        1,462,832   

Covered loans

     595,428        554,991        185,288   

Less: allowance for loan losses

     35,238        34,576        34,072   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Loans, net

     1,929,085        1,895,172        1,614,048   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other real estate owned

     54,487        57,915        50,919   

Covered other real estate owned

     81,907        54,931        28,416   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total other real estate owned

     136,394        112,846        79,335   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

FDIC indemnification asset

     239,719        177,187        42,532   

Premises and equipment, net

     71,848        66,589        66,056   

Intangible assets, net

     3,471        4,261        3,097   

Goodwill

     956        956        —     

Other assets

     42,001        44,548        35,801   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total assets

   $ 3,010,379      $ 2,972,168      $ 2,434,703   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

      

Liabilities

      

Deposits:

      

Noninterest-bearing

   $ 354,434      $ 301,971      $ 235,646   

Interest-bearing

     2,274,458        2,233,455        1,863,356   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total deposits

     2,628,892        2,535,426        2,099,002   

Securities sold under agreements to repurchase

     13,180        68,184        13,186   

Other borrowings

     21,000        43,495        —     

Other liabilities

     10,616        9,387        6,279   

Subordinated deferrable interest debentures

     42,269        42,269        42,269   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities

     2,715,957        2,698,761        2,160,736   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies

      

Stockholders’ Equity

      

Preferred stock, stated value $1,000; 5,000,000 shares authorized; 52,000 shares issued

     50,572        50,121        49,975   

Common stock, par value $1; 30,000,000 shares authorized; 25,078,968, 24,982,911 and 24,961,239 shares issued

     25,079        24,983        24,961   

Capital surplus

     166,385        165,930        165,544   

Retained earnings

     54,530        37,000        35,947   

Accumulated other comprehensive income

     8,687        6,204        8,371   

Treasury stock, at cost, 1,336,174 shares

     (10,831     (10,831     (10,831
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total stockholders’ equity

     294,422        273,407        273,967   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 3,010,379      $ 2,972,168      $ 2,434,703   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

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AMERIS BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME/(LOSS)

(dollars in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2011     2010     2011     2010  

Interest income

        

Interest and fees on loans

   $ 31,633      $ 26,465      $ 93,480      $ 79,808   

Interest on taxable securities

     2,672        2,295        7,904        7,259   

Interest on nontaxable securities

     330        295        964        898   

Interest on deposits in other banks and federal funds sold

     153        118        500        295   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total interest income

     34,788        29,173        102,848        88,260   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Interest expense

        

Interest on deposits

     6,431        6,903        20,631        21,318   

Interest on other borrowings

     555        270        1,461        671   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total interest expense

     6,986        7,173        22,092        21,989   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net interest income

     27,802        22,000        80,756        66,271   

Provision for loan losses

     7,552        9,739        23,710        39,117   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

     20,250        12,261        57,046        27,154   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Noninterest income

        

Service charges on deposit accounts

     4,666        3,761        13,598        10,822   

Mortgage banking activity

     707        712        1,533        1,939   

Other service charges, commissions and fees

     392        180        907        626   

Gain on acquisitions

     26,867        —          26,867        8,208   

Gain on sale of securities

     —          —          238        200   

Other noninterest income

     1,090        357        2,746        1,179   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total noninterest income

     33,722        5,010        45,889        22,974   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Noninterest expense

        

Salaries and employee benefits

     10,029        7,554        29,293        23,441   

Equipment and occupancy expenses

     3,203        2,171        8,685        6,256   

Amortization of intangible assets

     277        254        782        726   

Data processing and telecommunications expenses

     2,817        1,729        7,665        5,568   

Advertising and marketing expenses

     189        167        501        469   

Other non-interest expenses

     12,748        7,053        26,088        22,813   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total noninterest expense

     29,263        18,928        73,014        59,273   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income (loss) before income tax expense (benefit)

     24,709        (1,657     29,921        (9,145

Income tax expense (benefit)

     8,249        (760     9,969        (3,293
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

   $ 16,460      $ (897   $ 19,952      $ (5,852
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Preferred stock dividends

     817        807        2,422        2,402   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income (loss) available to common shareholders

   $ 15,643      $ (1,704   $ 17,530      $ (8,254
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income

        

Unrealized holding gain arising during period on investment securities available for sale, net of tax

     2,803        736        4,791        1,680   

Unrealized loss on cash flow hedges arising during period, net of tax

     (1,526     (130     (2,154     (343

Reclassification adjustment for gains included in operations, net of tax

     —          (69     (154     (206
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income

     1,277        537        2,483        1,131   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive income (loss)

   $ 16,920      $ (1,167   $ 20,013      $ (7,123
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Basic earnings/(loss) per share

   $ 0.67      $ (0.07   $ 0.75      $ (0.42

Diluted earnings/(loss) per share

   $ 0.66      $ (0.07   $ 0.74      $ (0.42
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding

        

Basic

     23,438        23,571        23,439        19,569   

Diluted

     23,559        23,571        23,530        19,569   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

See notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

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AMERIS BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

(dollars in thousands, except per share data)

(Unaudited)

 

     Nine Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
     September 30, 2011     September 30, 2010  
     Shares     Amount     Shares     Amount  

PREFERRED STOCK

        

Balance at beginning of period

     52,000      $ 50,121        52,000      $ 49,552   

Accretion of fair value of warrant

     —          451        —          423   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Issued at end of period

     52,000      $ 50,572        52,000      $ 49,975   

COMMON STOCK

        

Issued at beginning of period

     24,982,911      $ 24,983        15,379,131      $ 15,379   

Issuance of common stock

     —          —          9,473,125        9,473   

Issuance of restricted shares

     125,075        125        113,800        114   

Cancellation of restricted shares

     (32,650     (33     (8,500     (9

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

     3,632        4        3,683        4   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Issued at end of period

     25,078,968      $ 25,079        24,961,239      $ 24,961   

CAPITAL SURPLUS

        

Balance at beginning of period

     $ 165,930        $ 89,389   

Stock-based compensation

       522          389   

Issuance of common stock

       —            75,797   

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

       25          26   

Issuance of restricted shares

       (125       (66

Cancellation of restricted shares

       33          9   
    

 

 

     

 

 

 

Balance at end of period

     $ 166,385        $ 165,544   

RETAINED EARNINGS

        

Balance at beginning of period

     $ 37,000        $ 44,216   

Net income /(loss)

       19,952          (5,852

Dividends on preferred shares

       (1,971       (1,972

Accretion of fair value of warrant

       (451       (423

Cash dividends on common shares

       —            (22
    

 

 

     

 

 

 

Balance at end of period

     $ 54,530        $ 35,947   

ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME/(LOSS), NET OF TAX

        

Unrealized gains (losses) on securities and derivatives:

        

Balance at beginning of period

     $ 6,204        $ 7,240   

Other comprehensive income

       2,483          1,131   
    

 

 

     

 

 

 

Balance at end of period

     $ 8,687        $ 8,371   

TREASURY STOCK

        

Balance at beginning of period

     $ 10,831        $ 10,812   

Purchase of treasury shares

       —            19   
    

 

 

     

 

 

 

Balance at end of period

     $ 10,831        $ 10,831   

TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

     $ 294,422        $ 273,967   

See notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

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AMERIS BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Dollars in Thousands)

(Unaudited)

 

     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2011     2010  

Cash Flows From Operating Activities:

    

Net income (loss)

   $ 19,952      $ (5,852

Adjustments reconciling net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:

    

Depreciation

     3,248        2,533   

Net gains on sale or disposal of premises and equipment

     (148     (274

Net losses or write-downs on sale of other real estate owned

     9,962        5,923   

Provision for loan losses

     23,710        39,117   

Provision for deferred taxes

     7,882        4,833   

Gain on acquisitions

     (26,867     (8,208

Amortization of intangible assets

     782        726   

Net gains on securities available for sale

     (238     (200

Net increase in mortgage loans held for sale

     (8,867     —     

Change in prepaid FDIC assessment

     3,257        3,647   

Change in other prepaids, deferrals and accruals, net

     2,965        11,725   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

     35,638        53,970   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash Flows From Investing Activities:

    

Net (increase)/decrease in federal funds sold and interest bearing deposits

     95,983        (71,279

Proceeds from maturities of securities available for sale

     59,655        65,095   

Purchase of securities available for sale

     (116,228     (48,287

Proceeds from sales of securities available for sale

     89,345        6,145   

Net decrease in loans

     49,071        21,554   

Proceeds from sales of other real estate owned

     36,885        29,284   

Proceeds from sales of premises and equipment

     1,115        1,714   

Purchases of premises and equipment

     (9,573     (2,392

Decrease in FDIC indemnification asset

     20,519        3,308   

Cash received (paid) in FDIC-assisted acquisitions

     38,017        (35,657
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

     264,789        (30,515
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash Flows From Financing Activities:

    

Net decrease in deposits

     (218,522     (99,909

Net decrease in securities sold under agreements to repurchase

     (55,004     (42,068

Decrease in other borrowings

     (43,495     (2,000

Dividends paid - preferred stock

     (1,971     (1,972

Dividends paid - common stock

     —          (22

Issuance of common stock

     —          85,270   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in financing activities

     (318,992     (60,701
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net decrease in cash and due from banks

   $ (18,565   $ (37,246

Cash and due from banks at beginning of period

     74,326        81,060   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and due from banks at end of period

   $ 55,761      $ 43,814   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

See notes to unaudited consolidated financial statements.

 

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AMERIS BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARIES

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2011

(Unaudited)

NOTE 1 – BASIS OF PRESENTATION AND ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Ameris Bancorp (the “Company” or “Ameris”) is a financial holding company headquartered in Moultrie, Georgia. Ameris conducts substantially all of its operations through its wholly-owned banking subsidiary, Ameris Bank (the “Bank”). At September 30, 2011, the Bank operated 62 branches in select markets in Georgia, Alabama, Florida and South Carolina. Our business model capitalizes on the efficiencies of a large financial services company while still providing the community with the personalized banking service expected by our customers. We manage our Bank through a balance of decentralized management responsibilities and efficient centralized operating systems, products and loan underwriting standards. Ameris’ Board of Directors and senior managers establish corporate policy, strategy and administrative policies. Within Ameris’ established guidelines and policies, the banker closest to the customer responds to the differing needs and demands of their unique market.

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements for Ameris have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for interim financial information and Regulation S-X. Accordingly, the financial statements do not include all of the information and footnotes required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America for complete financial statement presentation. The interim consolidated financial statements included herein are unaudited, but reflect all adjustments which, in the opinion of management, are necessary for a fair presentation of the consolidated financial position and results of operations for the interim periods presented. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation. The results of operations for the period ended September 30, 2011 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year. These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes thereto and the report of our registered independent public accounting firm included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010.

Certain amounts reported for the periods ended December 31, 2010 and September 30, 2010 have been reclassified to conform to the presentation as of September 30, 2011. These reclassifications had no effect on previously reported net income or stockholders’ equity.

Newly Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

ASU 2011-01 - Deferral of the Effective Date of Disclosures about Troubled Debt Restructurings in Update No. 2010-20 (“ASU 2011-01”). ASU 2011-01 temporarily delayed the effective date of the disclosures surrounding troubled debt restructurings in Update 2010-20 for public companies. The Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) deliberated on what constitutes a troubled debt restructuring and coordinated that guidance with the effective date of the new disclosures, which are effective for interim and annual periods ending after June 15, 2011. It did not have a material impact on the Company’s results of operations, financial position or disclosures.

ASU 2011-02 - A Creditor’s Determination of Whether a Restructuring Is a Troubled Debt Restructuring (“ASU 2011-02”). ASU 2011-02 provides additional guidance to assist creditors in determining whether a restructuring of a receivable meets the criteria to be considered a troubled debt restructuring. ASU 2011-02 is effective for the first interim or annual period beginning on or after June 15, 2011, and is to be applied retrospectively to the beginning of the annual period of adoption. As a result of applying ASU 2011-02, an entity may identify receivables that are newly considered impaired. It did not have a material impact on the Company’s results of operations, financial position or disclosures.

ASU 2011-04 - Amendments to Achieve Common Fair Value Measurement and Disclosure Requirements in U.S. GAAP and IFRSs (“ASU 2011-04”). ASU 2011-04 generally represents clarifications of Topic 820, but also includes some instances where a particular principle or requirement for measuring fair value or disclosing information about fair value measurements has changed. ASU 2011-04 results in common principles and requirements for measuring fair value and for disclosing information about fair value measurements. ASU 2011-04 is to be applied prospectively and is effective during interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2011 for public companies. It is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s results of operations, financial position or disclosures.

ASU 2011-05 - Amendments to Topic 220, Comprehensive Income (“ASU 2011-05”). ASU 2011-05 grants an entity the option to present the total of comprehensive income, the components of net income, and the components of other comprehensive income either in a single continuous statement of comprehensive income or in two separate but consecutive statements. In both choices, an entity is required to present each component of net income along with total net income, each component of other comprehensive income along with a total for other comprehensive income, and a total amount for comprehensive income. ASU 2011-05 eliminates the option to present the components of other comprehensive income as part of the statement of changes in stockholders’ equity. ASU 2011-05 does not change the items that must be reported in other comprehensive income or when an item of other comprehensive income must be reclassified to net income. For public entities, ASU 2011-05 is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2011, and is to be adopted retrospectively. It is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s results of operations, financial position or disclosures.

 

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ASU 2011-08 – Intangibles – Goodwill and Other (Topic 350) Testing Goodwill for Impairment (“ASU 2011-08”). ASU 2011-08 grants an entity the option to assess qualitative factors to determine whether it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount. This conclusion can be used as a basis for determining whether it is necessary to perform the two-step goodwill impairment test required in Topic 350. ASU 2011-08 is effective for annual and interim goodwill impairment tests performed for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2011. It is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s results of operations, financial position or disclosures.

Fair Value of Financial Instruments

The fair value of a financial instrument is the current amount that would be exchanged between willing parties, other than in a forced liquidation. Fair value is best determined based upon quoted market prices. However, in many instances, there are no quoted market prices for the Company’s various financial instruments. In cases where quoted market prices are not available, fair value is based on discounted cash flows or other valuation techniques. These techniques are significantly affected by the assumptions used, including the discount rate and estimates of future cash flows. Accordingly, the fair value estimates may not be realized in an immediate settlement of the instrument. The accounting standard for disclosures about the fair value of financial instruments excludes certain financial instruments and all nonfinancial instruments from its disclosure requirements. Accordingly, the aggregate fair value amounts presented may not necessarily represent the underlying fair value of the Company.

The fair value hierarchy describes three levels of inputs that may be used to measure fair value:

Level 1 - Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.

Level 2 - Observable inputs other than Level 1 prices, such as quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities; quoted prices in markets that are not active; or other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable market data for substantially the full term of the assets or liabilities.

Level 3 - Unobservable inputs that are supported by little or no market activity and that are significant to the fair value of the assets or liabilities.

The following methods and assumptions were used by the Company in estimating the fair value of its financial instruments and other accounts recorded based on their fair value:

Cash and Due From Banks, Federal Funds Sold and Interest-Bearing Accounts: The carrying amount of cash and due from banks, federal funds sold and interest-bearing accounts approximates fair value.

Investment Securities Available for Sale: The fair value of securities available for sale is determined by various valuation methodologies. Where quoted market prices are available in an active market, securities are classified within Level 1 of the valuation hierarchy. If quoted market prices are not available, then fair values are estimated by using pricing models, quoted prices of securities with similar characteristics, or discounted cash flows. Level 2 securities include mortgage-backed securities issued by government sponsored enterprises and municipal bonds. The level 2 fair value pricing is provided by an independent third-party and is based upon similar securities in an active market. In certain cases where Level 1 or Level 2 inputs are not available, securities are classified within Level 3 of the hierarchy and include certain residual municipal securities and other less liquid securities.

Other Investments: Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) stock is included in other investments at its original cost basis, as cost approximates fair value and there is no ready market for such investments.

Loans: The carrying amount of variable-rate loans that reprice frequently and have no significant change in credit risk approximates fair value. The fair value of fixed-rate loans is estimated based on discounted contractual cash flows, using interest rates currently being offered for loans with similar terms to borrowers with similar credit quality. The fair value of impaired loans is estimated based on discounted expected future cash flows or underlying collateral values, where applicable. A loan is determined to be impaired if the Company believes it is probable that all principal and interest amounts due according to the terms of the loan will not be collected as scheduled. The fair value of impaired loans is determined in accordance with accounting standards and generally results in a specific reserve established through a charge to the provision for loan losses. Losses on impaired loans are charged to the allowance when management believes the uncollectability of a loan is confirmed. Management has determined that the majority of impaired loans are Level 2 assets due to the extensive use of market appraisals. To the extent that market appraisals or other methods do not produce reliable determinations of fair value, these assets are deemed to be Level 3.

Other Real Estate Owned: The fair value of other real estate owned (“OREO”) is determined using certified appraisals that value the property at its highest and best uses by applying traditional valuation methods common to the industry. The Company does not hold any OREO for profit purposes and all other real estate is actively marketed for sale. In most cases, management has determined that additional write-downs are required beyond what is calculable from the appraisal to carry the property at levels that would attract buyers. Because this additional write-down is not based on observable inputs, management has determined that other real estate owned should be classified as Level 3.

 

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Covered Assets: Covered assets include loans and other real estate owned on which the majority of losses would be covered by loss-sharing agreements with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (the “FDIC”). Management initially valued these assets at fair value using mostly unobservable inputs and, as such, has classified these assets as Level 3.

Intangible Assets and Goodwill: Intangible assets consist of core deposit premiums acquired in connection with business combinations and are based on the established value of acquired customer deposits. The core deposit premium is initially recognized based on a valuation performed as of the consummation date and is amortized over an estimated useful life of three to ten years. Goodwill represents the excess of the purchase price over the fair value of the net identifiable assets acquired in a business combination. Goodwill and other intangible assets deemed to have an indefinite useful life are not amortized but instead are subject to an annual review for impairment.

FDIC Loss-Share Receivable: Because the FDIC will reimburse the Company for certain acquired loans should the Company experience a loss, an indemnification asset is recorded at fair value at the acquisition date. The indemnification asset is recognized at the same time as the indemnified loans and measured on the same basis, subject to collectability or contractual limitations. The shared- loss agreements on the acquisition date reflect the reimbursements expected to be received from the FDIC, using an appropriate discount rate which reflects counterparty credit risk and other uncertainties. The shared-loss agreements continue to be measured on the same basis as the related indemnified loans, and the loss-share receivable is impacted by changes in estimated cash flows associated with these loans.

Deposits: The carrying amount of demand deposits, savings deposits and variable-rate certificates of deposit approximates fair value. The fair value of fixed-rate certificates of deposit is estimated based on discounted contractual cash flows using interest rates currently offered for certificates with similar maturities.

Securities Sold under Agreements to Repurchase and Other Borrowings: The carrying amount of variable rate borrowings and securities sold under repurchase agreements approximates fair value. The fair value of fixed rate other borrowings is estimated based on discounted contractual cash flows using the current incremental borrowing rates for similar borrowing arrangements.

Subordinated Deferrable Interest Debentures: The carrying amount of the Company’s variable rate trust preferred securities approximates fair value.

Off-Balance-Sheet Instruments: Because commitments to extend credit and standby letters of credit are typically made using variable rates and have short maturities, the carrying value and fair value are immaterial for disclosure.

Derivatives: The Company has entered into derivative financial instruments to manage interest rate risk. The valuation of these instruments is determined using widely accepted valuation techniques including discounted cash flow analysis on the expected cash flows of the derivatives. This analysis reflects the contractual terms of the derivative, including the period to maturity, and uses observable market-based inputs, including interest rate curves and implied volatilities. The fair value of the derivatives are determined using the market standard methodology of netting the discounted future fixed cash receipts and the discounted expected variable cash payments. The variable cash payments are based on an expectation of future interest rates (forward curves derived from observable market interest rate curves).

The Company incorporates credit valuation adjustments to appropriately reflect both its own nonperformance risk and the respective counterparty’s nonperformance risk in the fair value measurements. In adjusting the fair value of its derivative contracts for the effect of nonperformance risk, the Company has considered the impact of netting any applicable credit enhancements such as collateral postings, thresholds, mutual puts and guarantees.

Although the Company has determined that the majority of the inputs used to value its derivative fall within Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy, the credit valuation adjustments associated with its derivatives utilize Level 3 inputs, such as estimates of current credit spreads to evaluate the likelihood of default by itself or the counterparty. However, as of September 30, 2011, December 31, 2010 and September 30, 2010, the Company has assessed the significance of the impact of the credit valuation adjustments on the overall valuation of its derivative positions and has determined that the credit valuation adjustment is not significant to the overall valuation of its derivatives. As a result, the Company has determined that its derivative valuation in its entirety is classified in Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy.

 

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The carrying amount and estimated fair value of the Company’s financial instruments, not shown elsewhere in these financial instruments, were as follows:

 

     September 30, 2011      December 31, 2010      September 30, 2010  
     Carrying
Amount
     Fair
Value
     Carrying
Amount
     Fair
Value
     Carrying
Amount
     Fair
Value
 
     (Dollars in Thousands)  

Financial assets:

                 

Loans, net

   $ 1,929,085       $ 1,907,017       $ 1,895,172       $ 1,905,346       $ 1,614,048       $ 1,622,871   

Financial liabilities:

                 

Deposits

     2,628,892         2,629,974         2,535,426         2,542,767         2,099,002         2,100,502   

Other borrowings

     21,000         20,814         43,495         43,685         —           —     

The following table presents the fair value measurements of assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis and the level within the fair value hierarchy in which the fair value measurements fall as of September 30, 2011 and 2010 and December 31, 2010 (dollars in thousands):

 

     Fair Value Measurements on a Recurring Basis
As of September 30, 2011
 
     Fair Value      Level 1      Level 2      Level 3  

U.S. government agencies

   $ 20,309       $ —         $ 20,309       $ —     

State, county and municipal securities

     71,682         6,552         65,130         —     

Corporate debt securities

     11,528         —           9,528         2,000   

Mortgage backed securities

     237,320         6,044         231,276         —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total recurring assets at fair value

   $ 340,839       $ 12,596       $ 326,243       $ 2,000   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

     Fair Value Measurements on a Recurring Basis
As of December 31, 2010
 
     Fair Value      Level 1      Level 2      Level 3  

U.S. government agencies

   $ 35,468       $ —         $ 35,468       $ —     

State, county and municipal securities

     57,696         —           54,951         2,745   

Corporate debt securities

     10,786         —           8,786         2,000   

Mortgage backed securities

     218,631         —           218,631         —     

Derivative financial instruments

     936         —           936         —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total recurring assets at fair value

   $ 323,517       $ —         $ 318,772       $ 4,745   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

     Fair Value Measurements on a Recurring Basis
As of September 30, 2010
 
     Fair Value      Level 1      Level 2      Level 3  

U.S. government agencies

   $ 16,281       $ —         $ 16,281       $ —     

State, county and municipal securities

     48,772         —           48,772         —     

Corporate debt securities

     9,853         —           7,853         2,000   

Mortgage backed securities

     160,921         —           160,921         —     

Derivative financial instruments

     1,280         —           1,280         —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total recurring assets at fair value

   $ 237,107       $ —         $ 235,107       $ 2,000   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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The following table is a summary of instruments measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis, using the valuation hierarchy as of September 30, 2011 and 2010 and December 31, 2010 (dollars in thousands):

 

     Fair Value Measurements on a Nonrecurring Basis
As of September 30, 2011
 
     Fair Value      Level 1      Level 2      Level 3  

Impaired loans carried at fair value

   $ 58,648       $ —         $ 58,648       $ —     

Other real estate owned

     54,487         —           —           54,487   

Covered loans

     595,428         —           —           595,428   

Covered other real estate owned

     81,907         —           —           81,907   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total non-recurring assets at fair value

   $ 790,470       $ —         $ 58,648       $ 731,822   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

     Fair Value Measurements on a Nonrecurring Basis
As of December 31, 2010
 
     Fair Value      Level 1      Level 2      Level 3  

Impaired loans carried at fair value

   $ 84,573       $ —         $ 84,573       $ —     

Other real estate owned

     57,915         —           —           57,915   

Covered loans

     554,991         —           —           554,991   

Covered other real estate owned

     54,931         —           —           54,931   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total nonrecurring assets at fair value

   $ 752,410       $ —         $ 84,573       $ 667,837   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

     Fair Value Measurements on a Nonrecurring Basis
As of September 30, 2010
 
     Fair Value      Level 1      Level 2      Level 3  

Impaired loans carried at fair value

   $ 77,947       $ —         $ 77,947       $ —     

Other real estate owned

     50,919         —           —           50,919   

Covered loans

     185,288         —           —           185,288   

Covered other real estate owned

     28,416         —           —           28,416   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total nonrecurring assets at fair value

   $ 342,570       $ —         $ 77,947       $ 264,623   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Below is the Company’s reconciliation of Level 3 assets as of September 30, 2011. Gains or losses on impaired loans are recorded in the provision for loan losses.

 

     Investment
Securities
Available
for Sale
    Other Real
Estate
Owned
    Covered
Loans
    Covered
Other Real
Estate
 

Beginning balance January 1, 2011

   $ 4,745      $ 57,915      $ 554,991      $ 54,931   

Total gains/(losses) included in net income

     —          (10,037     —          75   

Purchases, sales, issuances, and settlements, net

     —          (23,423     63,286        4,052   

Transfers in or out of Level 3

     (2,745     30,032        (22,849     22,849   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Ending balance September 30, 2011

   $ 2,000      $ 54,487      $ 595,428      $ 81,907   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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NOTE 2 – INVESTMENT SECURITIES

Ameris’ investment policy blends the Company’s liquidity needs and interest rate risk management with its desire to increase income and provide funds for expected growth in loans. The investment securities portfolio consists primarily of U.S. government sponsored mortgage-backed securities and agencies, state, county and municipal securities and corporate debt securities. Ameris’ portfolio and investing philosophy concentrate activities in obligations where the credit risk is limited. For the small portion of Ameris’ portfolio found to present credit risk, the Company has reviewed the investments and financial performance of the obligors and believes the credit risk to be acceptable.

Management and the Company’s Asset and Liability Committee (the “ALCO Committee”) evaluate securities for other-than-temporary impairment at least on a quarterly basis, and more frequently when economic or market concerns warrant such evaluation. While the majority of the unrealized losses on debt securities relate to changes in interest rates, corporate debt securities have also been affected by reduced levels of liquidity and higher risk premiums. Occasionally, management engages independent third parties to evaluate the Company’s position in certain corporate debt securities to aid management and the ALCO Committee in its determination regarding the status of impairment. The Company believes that each investment poses minimal credit risk and, further, that the Company does not intend to sell these investment securities at an unrealized loss position at September 30, 2011, and it is more likely than not that the Company will not be required to sell these securities prior to recovery or maturity. Therefore, at September 30, 2011, these investments are not considered impaired on an other-than temporary basis.

The amortized cost and estimated fair value of investment securities available for sale at September 30, 2011, December 31, 2010 and September 30, 2010 are presented below:

 

     Amortized
Cost
     Gross
Unrealized
Gains
     Gross
Unrealized
Losses
    Fair
Value
 
     (Dollars in Thousands)  

September 30, 2011:

          

U. S. government agencies

   $ 20,007       $ 302       $ —        $ 20,309   

State, county and municipal securities

     68,486         3,196         —          71,682   

Corporate debt securities

     11,638         247         (357     11,528   

Mortgage-backed securities

     230,786         6,838         (304     237,320   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total securities

   $ 330,917       $ 10,583       $ (661   $ 340,839   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

December 31, 2010:

          

U. S. government agencies

   $ 35,128       $ 448       $ (108   $ 35,468   

State, county and municipal securities

     57,385         928         (617     57,696   

Corporate debt securities

     13,540         123         (2,877     10,786   

Mortgage-backed securities

     213,737         6,732         (1,838     218,631   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total securities

   $ 319,790       $ 8,231       $ (5,440   $ 322,581   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

September 30, 2010:

          

U. S. government agencies

   $ 15,358       $ 923       $ —        $ 16,281   

State, county and municipal securities

     46,600         2,174         (2     48,772   

Corporate debt securities

     12,522         170         (2,839     9,853   

Mortgage-backed securities

     153,545         7,379         (3     160,921   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total securities

   $ 228,025       $ 10,646       $ (2,844   $ 235,827   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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The amortized cost and fair value of available-for-sale securities at September 30, 2011 by contractual maturity are summarized in the table below. Expected maturities for mortgage-backed securities may differ from contractual maturities because in certain cases borrowers can prepay obligations without prepayment penalties. Therefore, these securities are not included in the following maturity summary:

 

     Amortized
Cost
     Fair
Value
 
     (Dollars in Thousands)  

Due in one year or less

   $ 13,902       $ 13,969   

Due from one year to five years

     17,772         18,406   

Due from five to ten years

     40,917         43,372   

Due after ten years

     27,540         27,772   

Mortgage-backed securities

     230,786         237,320   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 330,917       $ 340,839   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Securities with a carrying value of approximately $177.6 million serve as collateral to secure public deposits and other purposes required or permitted by law at September 30, 2011.

The following table details the gross unrealized losses and fair value of securities aggregated by category and duration of continuous unrealized loss position at September 30, 2011, December 31, 2010 and September 30, 2010.

 

     Less Than 12 Months     12 Months or More     Total  
Description of Securities    Fair
Value
     Unrealized
Losses
    Fair
Value
     Unrealized
Losses
    Fair
Value
     Unrealized
Losses
 
     (Dollars in Thousands)  

September 30, 2011:

               

U. S. government agencies

   $ —         $ —        $ —         $ —        $ —         $ —     

State, county and municipal securities

     —           —          —           —          —           —     

Corporate debt securities

     100         —          6,732         (357     6,832         (357

Mortgage-backed securities

     33,741         (304     —           —          33,741         (304
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total temporarily impaired securities

   $ 33,841       $ (304   $ 6,732       $ (357   $ 40,573       $ (661
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

December 31, 2010:

               

U. S. government agencies

   $ 25,017       $ (108   $ —         $ —        $ 25,017       $ (108

State, county and municipal securities

     17,563         (617     —           —          17,563         (617

Corporate debt securities

     1,048         (20     5,078         (2,857     6,126         (2,877

Mortgage-backed securities

     64,549         (1,838     15         —          64,564         (1,838
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total temporarily impaired securities

   $ 108,177       $ (2,583   $ 5,093       $ (2,857   $ 113,270       $ (5,440
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

September 30, 2010:

               

U. S. government agencies

   $ —         $ —        $ —         $ —        $ —         $ —     

State, county and municipal securities

     1,205         (2     —           —          1,205         (2

Corporate debt securities

     99         (1     5,153         (2,838     5,252         (2,839

Mortgage-backed securities

     1,615         (3     15         —          1,630         (3
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total temporarily impaired securities

   $ 2,919       $ (6   $ 5,168       $ (2,838   $ 8,087       $ (2,844
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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NOTE 3 – LOANS

The Company engages in a full complement of lending activities, including real estate-related loans, agriculture-related loans, commercial and financial loans and consumer installment loans within select markets in Georgia, Alabama, Florida and South Carolina. Ameris concentrates the majority of its lending activities in real estate loans. While risk of loss in the Company’s portfolio is primarily tied to the credit quality of the various borrowers, risk of loss may increase due to factors beyond Ameris’ control, such as local, regional and/or national economic downturns. General conditions in the real estate market may also impact the relative risk in the real estate portfolio.

Commercial, financial and agricultural loans include both secured and unsecured loans for working capital, expansion, crop production, and other business purposes. Short-term working capital loans are secured by non-real estate collateral such as accounts receivable, crops, inventory and equipment. The Company evaluates the financial strength, cash flow, management, credit history of the borrower and the quality of the collateral securing the loan. The Bank often requires personal guarantees and secondary sources of repayment on commercial, financial and agricultural loans.

Real estate loans include construction and development loans, commercial and farmland loans and residential loans. Construction and development loans include loans for the development of residential neighborhoods, construction of one-to-four family residential construction loans to builders and consumers, and commercial real estate construction loans, primarily for owner-occupied properties. The Company limits its construction lending risk through adherence to established underwriting procedures. Commercial real estate loans include loans secured by owner-occupied commercial buildings for office, storage, retail, farmland and warehouse space. They also include non-owner occupied commercial buildings such as leased retail and office space. Commercial real estate loans may be larger in size and may involve a greater degree of risk than one-to-four family residential mortgage loans. Payments on such loans are often dependent on successful operation or management of the properties. The Company’s residential loans represent permanent mortgage financing and are secured by residential properties located within the Bank’s market areas.

Consumer installment loans and other loans include automobile loans, boat and recreational vehicle financing, and both secured and unsecured personal loans. Consumer loans carry greater risks than other loans, as the collateral can consists of rapidly depreciating assets such as automobiles and equipment that may not provide an adequate source of repayment of the loan in the case of default.

Loans are stated at unpaid balances, net of unearned income and deferred loan fees. Balances within the major loans receivable categories are presented in the following table:

 

(Dollars in Thousands)

   September 30,
2011
     December 31,
2010
     September 30,
2010
 

Commercial, financial and agricultural

   $ 159,020       $ 142,312       $ 152,812   

Real estate – construction and development

     145,770         162,594         178,532   

Real estate – commercial and farmland

     677,048         683,974         721,368   

Real estate – residential

     331,236         344,830         348,737   

Consumer installment

     38,163         34,293         54,681   

Other

     17,658         6,754         6,702   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 1,368,895       $ 1,374,757       $ 1,462,832   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Covered loans are defined as loans that were acquired in FDIC-assisted transactions that are covered by a loss-sharing agreement with the FDIC. Covered loans totaling $595.4 million, $555.0 million and $185.3 million at September 30, 2011, December 31, 2010 and September 30, 2010, respectively, are not included in the above schedule.

Covered loans are shown below according to loan type as of the end of the periods shown:

 

(Dollars in Thousands)

   September 30,
2011
     December 31,
2010
     September 30,
2010
 

Commercial, financial and agricultural

   $ 49,859       $ 47,309       $ 16,506   

Real estate – construction and development

     82,933         89,781         43,047   

Real estate – commercial and farmland

     323,760         257,428         90,158   

Real estate – residential

     135,318         149,226         27,736   

Consumer installment

     3,558         11,247         7,841   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 595,428       $ 554,991       $ 185,288   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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Nonaccrual and Past Due Loans

A loan is placed on nonaccrual status when, in management’s judgment, the collection of the interest income appears doubtful. Interest receivable that has been accrued and is subsequently determined to have doubtful collectability is charged to interest income. Interest on loans that are classified as non-accrual is recognized when received. Past due loans are loans whose principal or interest is past due 90 days or more. In some cases, where borrowers are experiencing financial difficulties, loans may be restructured to provide terms significantly different from the original contractual terms.

The following table presents an analysis of non-covered loans accounted for on a nonaccrual basis:

 

(Dollars in Thousands)

   September 30,
2011
     December 31,
2010
     September 30,
2010
 

Commercial, financial and agricultural

   $ 4,570       $ 8,648       $ 7,752   

Real estate – construction and development

     15,789         7,887         30,359   

Real estate – commercial and farmland

     24,450         55,170         37,086   

Real estate – residential

     13,529         6,376         13,752   

Consumer installment

     729         1,208         733   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 59,067       $ 79,289       $ 89,862   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The following table presents an analysis of covered loans accounted for on a nonaccrual basis:

 

(Dollars in Thousands)

   September 30,
2011
     December 31,
2010
     September 30,
2010
 

Commercial, financial and agricultural

   $ 12,136       $ 5,756       $ 795   

Real estate – construction and development

     32,878         25,810         8,936   

Real estate – commercial and farmland

     63,940         29,519         14,706   

Real estate – residential

     34,846         25,946         7,852   

Consumer installment

     451         1,122         682   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 144,251       $ 88,153       $ 32,971   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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The following table presents an analysis of non-covered past due loans as of September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010:

 

     Loans
30-59
Days  Past
Due
     Loans
60-89
Days
Past Due
     Loans 90
or More
Days Past
Due
     Total
Loans
Past Due
     Current
Loans
     Total
Loans
     Loans 90
Days or
More Past
Due and
Still
Accruing
 
     (Dollars in Thousands)  

As of September 30, 2011:

                    

Commercial, financial & agricultural

   $ 657       $ 884       $ 4,544       $ 6,085       $ 152,935       $ 159,020       $ —     

Real estate – construction & development

     1,228         1,759         15,050         18,037         127,733         145,770         —     

Real estate – commercial & farmland

     6,755         2,594         22,777         32,126         644,922         677,048         —     

Real estate – residential

     5,581         2,476         12,706         20,763         310,473         331,236         —     

Consumer installment loans

     475         260         661         1,396         36,767         38,163         20  

Other

     —           —           —           —           17,658         17,658         —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 14,696       $ 7,973       $ 55,738       $ 78,407       $ 1,290,488       $ 1,368,895       $ 20  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

     Loans
30-59
Days  Past
Due
     Loans
60-89
Days
Past Due
     Loans 90
or More
Days Past
Due
     Total
Loans
Past Due
     Current
Loans
     Total
Loans
     Loans 90
Days or
More Past

Due and
Still
Accruing
 
     (Dollars in Thousands)  

As of December 31, 2010:

                    

Commercial, financial & agricultural

   $ 898       $ 120       $ 6,746       $ 7,764       $ 134,548       $ 142,312       $ —     

Real estate – construction & development

     2,121         2,039         19,458         23,618         138,976         162,594         —     

Real estate – commercial & farmland

     1,740         3,725         25,914         31,379         652,595         683,974         —     

Real estate – residential

     3,384         3,066         14,393         20,843         323,987         344,830         —     

Consumer installment loans

     493         142         475         1,110         33,183         34,293         3   

Other

     —           —           —           —           6,754         6,754         —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 8,636       $ 9,092       $ 66,986       $ 84,714       $ 1,290,043       $ 1,374,757       $ 3   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

There was no material amount of non-covered loans past due ninety days or more and still accruing interest at September 30, 2010.

 

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The following table presents an analysis of covered past due loans as of September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010:

 

     Loans
30-59
Days Past
Due
     Loans
60-89
Days
Past Due
     Loans 90
or More
Days Past
Due
     Total
Loans
Past Due
     Current
Loans
     Total
Loans
     Loans 90
Days  or
More Past
Due  and
Still
Accruing
 
     (Dollars in Thousands)  

As of September 30, 2011:

                    

Commercial, financial & agricultural

   $ 290       $ 411       $ 11,406       $ 12,107       $ 37,752       $ 49,859       $ 5  

Real estate – construction & development

     1,175         2,610         30,220         34,005         48,928         82,933         347  

Real estate – commercial & farmland

     16,316         7,790         54,009         78,115         245,645         323,760         339  

Real estate – residential

     8,180         2,717         32,570         43,467         91,851         135,318         2,039  

Consumer installment loans

     72         73         422         567         2,991         3,558         —     

Other

     —           —           —           —           —           —           —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 26,033       $ 13,601       $ 128,627       $ 168,261       $ 427,167       $ 595,428       $   2,730  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

     Loans
30-59
Days Past
Due
     Loans
60-89
Days
Past Due
     Loans 90
or More
Days Past
Due
     Total
Loans
Past Due
     Current
Loans
     Total
Loans
     Loans 90
Days  or
More Past
Due and
Still
Accruing
 
     (Dollars in Thousands)  

As of December 31, 2010:

                    

Commercial, financial & agricultural

   $ 2,531       $ 3,954       $ 4,914       $ 11,399       $ 35,910       $ 47,309       $ 3,355  

Real estate – construction & development

     1,464         5,254         11,866         18,584         71,197         89,781         5,038  

Real estate – commercial & farmland

     4,834         19,628         20,979         45,441         211,987         257,428         5,712  

Real estate – residential

     5,186         4,135         10,277         19,598         129,628         149,226         2,145  

Consumer installment loans

     606         158         1,092         1,856         9,391         11,247         133  

Other

     —           —           —           —           —           —           —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 14,621       $ 33,129       $   49,128       $   96,878       $ 458,113       $ 554,991       $ 16,383  
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Impaired Loans

Loans are considered impaired when, based on current information and events, it is probable the Company will be unable to collect all amounts due in accordance with the original contractual terms of the loan agreements. When determining if the Company will be unable to collect all principal and interest payments due in accordance with the contractual terms of the loan agreement, the Company considers the borrower’s capacity to pay, which includes such factors as the borrower’s current financial statements, an analysis of global cash flow sufficient to pay all debt obligations and an evaluation of secondary sources of repayment, such as guarantor support and collateral value. Impaired loans include loans on nonaccrual status and troubled debt restructurings. The Company individually assesses for impairment all non-accrual loans greater than $200,000 and rated substandard or worse and all troubled debt restructurings greater than $100,000. If a loan is deemed impaired, a specific valuation allowance is allocated, if necessary, so that the loan is reported net, at the present value of estimated future cash flows using the loan’s existing rate or at the fair value of collateral if repayment is expected solely from the collateral. Interest payments on impaired loans are typically applied to principal unless collectability of the principal amount is reasonably assured, in which case interest is recognized on a cash basis.

 

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The following is a summary of information pertaining to non-covered impaired loans:

 

     As of and For the Period Ended  
     September 30,
2011
     December 31,
2010
     September 30,
2010
 
     (Dollars in Thousands)  

Nonaccrual loans

   $ 59,067       $ 79,289       $ 89,862   

Troubled debt restructurings not included above

     16,591         21,972         5,594   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total impaired loans

   $ 75,658       $ 101,261       $ 95,456   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Impaired loans not requiring a related allowance

   $ —         $ —         $ —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Impaired loans requiring a related allowance

   $ 75,658       $ 101,261       $ 95,456   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Allowance related to impaired loans

   $ 17,010       $ 16,688       $ 17,509   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Average investment in impaired loans

   $ 88,207       $ 103,776       $ 104,404   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Interest income recognized on impaired loans

   $ 847       $ 545       $ 434   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Foregone interest income on impaired loans

   $ 202       $ 3,828       $ 2,099   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The following table presents an analysis of information pertaining to non-covered impaired loans as of September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010:

 

     Unpaid
Contractual
Principal

Balance
     Recorded
Investment
With No
Allowance
     Recorded
Investment
With
Allowance
     Total
Recorded
Investment
     Related
Allowance
     Average
Recorded
Investment
 
     (Dollars in Thousands)  

As of September 30, 2011:

                 

Commercial, financial & agricultural

   $ 8,895       $ —         $ 4,571       $ 4,571       $ 1,277       $ 5,848   

Real estate – construction & development

     26,450         —           17,486         17,486         6,164         19,417   

Real estate – commercial & farmland

     35,835         —           31,455         31,455         4,470         41,488   

Real estate – residential

     23,871         —           21,436         21,436         4,933         20,837   

Consumer installment loans

     875         —           710         710         166         617   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $   95,926       $ —         $   75,658       $   75,658       $ 17,010       $   88,207   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

     Unpaid
Contractual
Principal
Balance
     Recorded
Investment
With No
Allowance
     Recorded
Investment
With
Allowance
     Total
Recorded
Investment
     Related
Allowance
     Average
Recorded
Investment
 
     (Dollars in Thousands)  

As of December 31, 2010:

                 

Commercial, financial & agricultural

   $ 9,983       $ —         $ 6,985       $ 6,985       $ 1,649       $ 6,845   

Real estate – construction & development

     38,060         —           23,485         23,485         4,023         35,315   

Real estate – commercial & farmland

     57,224         —           50,626         50,626         6,795         40,475   

Real estate – residential

     22,819         —           19,632         19,632         4,085         20,401   

Consumer installment loans

     738         —           533         533         136         740   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 128,824       $ —         $ 101,261       $ 101,261       $ 16,688       $ 103,776   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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The following is a summary of information pertaining to covered impaired loans:

 

     As of and For the Period Ended  
     September 30,
2011
     December 31,
2010
     September 30,
2010
 
     (Dollars in Thousands)  

Nonaccrual loans

   $ 144,251       $ 88,153       $ 32,971   

Troubled debt restructurings not included above

     10,768         169         15   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total impaired loans

   $ 155,019       $ 88,322       $ 32,986   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Impaired loans not requiring a related allowance

   $ 155,019       $ 88,322       $ 32,986   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Impaired loans requiring a related allowance

   $ —         $ —         $ —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Allowance related to impaired loans

   $ —         $ —         $ —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Average investment in impaired loans

   $ 128,717       $ 44,184       $ 29,471   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Interest income recognized on impaired loans

   $ 462       $ 6       $ —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Foregone interest income on impaired loans

   $ 1,515       $ 1,251       $ 1,212   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The following table presents an analysis of information pertaining to covered impaired loans as of September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010:

 

     Unpaid
Contractual
Principal
Balance
     Recorded
Investment
With No
Allowance
     Recorded
Investment
With
Allowance
     Total
Recorded
Investment
     Related
Allowance
     Average
Recorded
Investment
 
     (Dollars in Thousands)  

As of September 30, 2011:

                 

Commercial, financial & agricultural

   $ 19,904       $ 12,194       $ —         $ 12,194       $ —         $ 9,756   

Real estate – construction & development

     111,148         33,380         —           33,380         —           29,672   

Real estate – commercial & farmland

     135,514         65,592         —           65,592         —           49,573   

Real estate – residential

     72,962         43,402         —           43,402         —           38,775   

Consumer installment loans

     581         451         —           451         —           941   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 340,109       $ 155,019       $ —         $ 155,019       $ —         $ 128,717   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

     Unpaid
Contractual
Principal
Balance
     Recorded
Investment
With No
Allowance
     Recorded
Investment
With
Allowance
     Total
Recorded
Investment
     Related
Allowance
     Average
Recorded
Investment
 
     (Dollars in Thousands)  

As of December 31, 2010:

                 

Commercial, financial & agricultural

   $ 10,974       $ 5,756       $ —         $ 5,756       $ —         $ 2,025   

Real estate – construction & development

     64,904         25,810         —           25,810         —           12,071   

Real estate – commercial & farmland

     49,381         29,519         —           29,519         —           17,717   

Real estate – residential

     48,148         26,115         —           26,115         —           11,579   

Consumer installment loans

     1,268         1,122         —           1,122         —           792   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 174,675       $   88,322       $ —         $   88,322       $ —         $   44,184   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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Credit Quality Indicators

The Company uses a nine category risk grading system to assign a risk grade to each loan in the portfolio. The following is a description of the general characteristics of the grades:

Grade 10 – Prime Credit – This grade represents loans to the Company’s most creditworthy borrowers or loans that are secured by cash or cash equivalents.

Grade 15 – Good Credit – This grade includes loans that exhibit one or more characteristics better than that of a Satisfactory Credit. Generally, debt service coverage and borrower’s liquidity is materially better than required by the Company’s loan policy.

Grade 20 – Satisfactory Credit – This grade is assigned to loans to borrowers who exhibit satisfactory credit histories, contain acceptable loan structures and demonstrate ability to repay.

Grade 25 – Minimum Acceptable Credit – This grade includes loans which exhibit all the characteristics of a Satisfactory Credit, but warrant more than normal level of banker supervision due to: (i) circumstances which elevate the risks of performance (such as start-up operations, untested management, heavy leverage, interim losses); (ii) adverse, extraordinary events that have affected, or could affect, the borrower’s cash flow, financial condition, ability to continue operating profitability or refinancing (such as death of principal, fire, divorce); (iii) loans that require more than the normal servicing requirements (such as any type of construction financing, acquisition and development loans, accounts receivable or inventory loans and floor plan loans); (iv) existing technical exceptions which raise some doubts about the Bank’s perfection in its collateral position or the continued financial capacity of the borrower; or (v) improvements in formerly criticized borrowers, which may warrant banker supervision.

Grade 28 – Performing, Under-Collateralized Credit – This grade is assigned to loans that are currently performing and supported by adequate financial information that reflects repayment capacity but exhibits a loan-to-value ratio greater than 110%, based on a documented collateral valuation.

Grade 30 – Other Asset Especially Mentioned – This grade includes loans that exhibit potential weaknesses that deserve management’s close attention. If left uncorrected, these weaknesses may result in deterioration of the repayment prospects for the asset or in the Company’s credit position at some future date.

Grade 40 – Substandard – This grade represents loans which are inadequately protected by the current sound worth and paying capacity of the borrower or of the collateral pledged, if any. These assets exhibit a well-defined weakness or are characterized by the distinct possibility that the Bank will sustain some loss if the deficiencies are not corrected. These weaknesses may be characterized by past due performance, operating losses or questionable collateral values.

Grade 50 – Doubtful – This grade includes loans which exhibit all of the characteristics of a substandard loan with the added provision that the weaknesses make collection or liquidation in full, on the basis of currently existing facts, conditions and values, highly questionable or improbable.

Grade 60 – Loss – This grade is assigned to loans which are considered uncollectible and of such little value that their continuance as active assets of the Bank is not warranted. This classification does not mean that the loss has absolutely no recovery or salvage value, but rather it is not practical or desirable to defer writing it off.

The following table presents the non-covered loan portfolio by risk grade as of September 30, 2011:

 

Risk Grade

   Commercial,
financial &
agricultural
     Real estate -
construction &
development
     Real estate -
commercial  &
farmland
     Real estate  -
residential
     Consumer
installment  loans
     Other      Total  
     (Dollars in Thousands)  

10

   $ 16,047       $ 211       $ 905       $ 109       $ 6,189       $ —         $ 23,461   

15

     12,135         4,814         146,029         29,930         973         —           193,881   

20

     67,085         35,764         277,651         130,731         21,859         17,658         550,748   

25

     55,307         69,618         169,887         122,939         7,391         —           425,142   

28

     1,192         8,043         9,290         11,985         28         —           30,538   

30

     1,738         4,291         35,550         10,583         598         —           52,760   

40

     5,376         22,753         37,736         24,959         1,033         —           91,857   

50

     140         276         —           —           92         —           508   

60

     —           —           —           —           —           —           —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 159,020       $ 145,770       $ 677,048       $ 331,236       $ 38,163       $ 17,658       $ 1,368,895   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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The following table presents the non-covered loan portfolio by risk grade as of December 31, 2010:

 

Risk Grade

   Commercial,
financial  &
agricultural
     Real estate  -
construction &
development
     Real estate -
commercial  &
farmland
     Real estate  -
residential
     Consumer
installment  loans
     Other      Total  
     (Dollars in Thousands)  

10

   $ 17,739       $ 211       $ 1,109       $ 110       $ 5,507       $ —         $ 24,676   

15

     11,191         3,006         145,376         40,783         858         —           201,214   

20

     48,738         39,407         274,817         118,179         18,566         6,754         506,461   

25

     53,957         73,589         168,273         137,416         8,261         —           441,496   

28

     2,246         7,696         9,159         6,197         31         —           25,329   

30

     998         6,437         29,029         17,069         273         —           53,806   

40

     6,633         32,009         56,090         25,076         791         —           120,599   

50

     810         239         120         —           6         —           1,175   

60

     —           —           1         —           —           —           1   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $ 142,312       $ 162,594       $ 683,974       $ 344,830       $ 34,293       $   6,754       $ 1,374,757   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The following table presents the covered loan portfolio by risk grade as of September 30, 2011:

 

Risk Grade

   Commercial,
financial  &
agricultural
     Real estate  -
construction &
development
     Real estate -
commercial  &
farmland
     Real estate  -
residential
     Consumer
installment  loans
     Other      Total  
     (Dollars in Thousands)  

10

   $ 587       $ —         $ —         $ 1,376       $ 578       $ —         $ 2,541   

15

     31         53         1,799         633         16         —           2,532   

20

     4,602         5,615         31,938         20,911         557         —           63,623   

25

     22,142         22,664         141,921         51,260         1,386         —           239,373   

28

     —           54         1,478         690         —           —           2,222   

30

     5,810         12,831         41,679         8,705         198         —           69,223   

40

     16,683         40,571         104,008         51,743         823         —           213,828   

50

     4         1,145         937         —           —           —           2,086   

60

     —           —           —           —           —           —           —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $   49,859       $   82,933       $ 323,760       $ 135,318       $   3,558       $      —         $    595,428   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The following table presents the covered loan portfolio by risk grade as of December 31, 2010:

 

Risk Grade

   Commercial,
financial  &
agricultural
     Real estate  -
construction &
development
     Real estate -
commercial  &
farmland
     Real estate  -
residential
     Consumer
installment  loans
     Other      Total  
     (Dollars in Thousands)  

10

   $ 1,297       $ —         $ —         $ —         $ 1,241       $ —         $ 2,538   

15

     124         —           —           —           35         —           159   

20

     957         4,245         15,961         5,861         1,865         —           28,889   

25

     30,333         28,918         130,540         78,665         6,231         —           274,687   

28

     —           —           —           —           —           —           —     

30

     3,099         7,690         38,275         22,385         396         —           71,845   

40

     11,495         48,928         72,652         42,233         1,479         —           176,787   

50

     4         —           —           82         —           —           86   

60

     —           —           —           —           —           —           —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

   $   47,309       $   89,781       $ 257,428       $ 149,226       $ 11,247       $      —         $    554,991   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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Troubled Debt Restructurings

The restructuring of a loan is considered a “troubled debt restructuring” if both (i) the borrower is experiencing financial difficulties and (ii) the Company has granted a concession that it would not otherwise consider. Concessions may include interest rate reductions to below market interest rates, principal forgiveness, restructuring amortization schedules and other actions intended to minimize potential losses. The Company has exhibited the greatest success for rehabilitation of the loan by a reduction in the rate alone (maintaining the amortization of the debt) or a combination of a rate reduction and the forbearance of previously past due interest or principal. This has most typically been evidenced in certain commercial real estate loans whereby a disruption in the borrower’s cash flow resulted in an extended past due status, of which the borrower was unable to catch up completely as the cash flow of the property ultimately stabilized at a level lower than its original level. A reduction in rate, coupled with a forbearance of unpaid principal and/or interest, allowed the net cash flows to service the debt under the modified terms.

The Company’s policy requires a restructure request to be supported by a current, well-documented credit evaluation of the borrower’s financial condition and a collateral evaluation that is no older than six-months from the date of the restructure. Key factors of that evaluation include the documentation of current, recurring cash flows, support provided by the guarantor(s) and the current valuation of the collateral. If the appraisal in file is older than six-months, an evaluation must be made as to the continued reasonableness of the valuation. For certain income-producing properties, current rent rolls and/or other income information can be utilized to support the appraisal valuation, when coupled with documented cap rates within our markets and a physical inspection of the collateral to validate the current condition.

The Company’s policy states in the event a loan has been identified as a troubled debt restructuring, it should be assigned a grade of substandard and placed on nonaccrual status until such time that the borrower has demonstrated the ability to service the loan payments based on the restructured terms – generally defined as six-months of satisfactory payment history. Missed payments under the original loan terms are not considered under the new structure; however, subsequent missed payments are considered non-performance and are not considered toward the six-month required term of satisfactory payment history. The Company’s loan policy states that a nonaccrual loan may be returned to accrual status when (i) none of its principal and interest is due and unpaid, and the Company expects repayment of the remaining contractual principal and interest, or (ii) when it otherwise becomes well secured and in the process of collection. Restoration to accrual status on any given loan must be supported by a well-documented credit evaluation of the borrower’s financial condition and the prospects for full repayment, approved by the Company’s Senior Credit Officer.

In the normal course of business, the Company renews loans with a modification of the interest rate or terms that are not deemed as troubled debt restructurings because the borrower is not experiencing financial difficulty. The Company modified loans in the first nine months of 2011 totaling $27.0 million and loans in 2010 totaling $23.8 million under such parameters. In addition, the Company offers consumer loan customers an annual skip-a-pay program that is based on certain qualifying parameters and not based on financial difficulties. The Company does not treat these as troubled debt restructurings.

The following table presents the amount of troubled debt restructurings by loan class, classified separately as accrual and non-accrual at September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010.

 

As of September 30, 2011    Accruing Loans      Non-Accruing Loans  

Loan class:

   #      Balance
(in thousands)
     #      Balance
(in thousands)
 

Real estate – construction & development

     5         1,697             4         1,426   

Real estate – commercial & farmland

     10         7,005         3         5,392   

Real estate - residential

     23         7,889         1         227   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     38       $ 16,591         8       $ 7,045   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

As of December 31, 2010    Accruing Loans      Non-Accruing Loans  

Loan class:

   #      Balance
(in thousands)
     #      Balance
(in thousands)
 

Real estate – construction & development

     2         786             2         2,290   

Real estate – commercial & farmland

     15         19,262         3         2,864   

Real estate - residential

     9         1,924         1         316   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     26       $ 21,972         6       $ 5,470   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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The following table presents the amount of troubled debt restructurings by types of concessions made, classified separately as accrual and non-accrual at September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010.

 

As of September 30, 2011    Accruing Loans      Non-Accruing Loans  

Type of Concession:

   #      Balance
(in thousands)
     #      Balance
(in thousands)
 

Forbearance of Interest

     1       $ 316         —         $ —     

Forgiveness of Principal

     2         889         1         136   

Payment Modification Only

     2         399         —           —     

Rate Reduction Only

     11         6,027         2         690   

Rate Reduction, Forbearance of Interest

     9         7,360         —           —     

Rate Reduction, Forbearance of Principal

     13         1,600         —           —     

Rate Reduction, Payment Modification

     —           —           5         6,219   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     38       $ 16,591         8       $ 7,045   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

As of December 31, 2010    Accruing Loans      Non-Accruing Loans  

Type of Concession:

   #      Balance
(in thousands)
     #      Balance
(in thousands)
 

Forbearance of Interest

     —         $ —           2       $ 722   

Forgiveness of Principal

     4         1,145         —           —     

Payment Modification Only

     3         232         —           —     

Rate Reduction Only

     5         5,985         —           —     

Rate Reduction, Forbearance of Interest

     7         6,207         1         1,615   

Rate Reduction, Forbearance of Principal

     1         596         —           —     

Rate Reduction, Payment Modification

     6         7,807         3         3,133   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     26       $ 21,972         6       $ 5,470   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

The following table presents the amount of troubled debt restructurings by collateral types, classified separately as accrual and non-accrual at September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010.

 

As of September 30, 2011    Accruing Loans      Non-Accruing Loans  

Collateral type:

   #      Balance
(in thousands)
     #      Balance
(in thousands)
 

Apartments

     —         $ —           —         $ —     

Raw Land

     5         1,697         4         1,426   

Hotel & Motel

     1         518         1         2,072   

Office

     3         1,006         —           —     

Retail, including Strip Centers

     6         5,481         2         3,320   

1-4 Family Residential

     23         7,889         1         227   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     38       $ 16,591         8       $ 7,045   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

As of December 31, 2010    Accruing Loans      Non-Accruing Loans  

Collateral type:

   #      Balance
(in thousands)
     #      Balance
(in thousands)
 

Apartments

     3       $ 3,770         —         $ —     

Raw Land

     6         2,429         2         2,290   

Hotel & Motel

     2         4,199         1         2,072   

Office

     —           —           2         792   

Retail, including Strip Centers

     6         9,650         —           —     

1-4 Family Residential

     9         1,924         1         316   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total

     26       $ 21,972         6       $ 5,470   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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As of September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, the Company had a balance of $23.6 million and $27.4 million, respectively, in troubled debt restructurings. The Company has recorded $1.3 million and $2.6 million in previous charge-offs on such loans at September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively. The Company’s balance in the allowance for loan losses allocated to such troubled debt restructurings was $3.5 million and $3.3 million at September 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, respectively.

Allowance for Loan Losses

The allowance for loan losses represents a reserve for inherent losses in the loan portfolio. The adequacy of the allowance for loan losses is evaluated periodically based on a review of all significant loans, with a particular emphasis on non-accruing, past due and other loans that management believes might be potentially impaired or warrant additional attention. The Company segregates the loan portfolio by type of loan and utilizes this segregation in evaluating exposure to risks within the portfolio. In addition, based on internal reviews and external reviews performed by independent auditors and regulatory authorities, the Company further segregates the loan portfolio by loan grades based on an assessment of risk for a particular loan or group of loans. Certain reviewed loans are assigned specific allowances when a review of relevant data determines that a general allocation is not sufficient. In establishing allowances, management considers historical loan loss experience but adjusts this data with a significant emphasis on data such as current loan quality trends, current economic conditions and other factors in the markets where the Company operates. Factors considered include, among others, current valuations of real estate in their markets, unemployment rates, the effect of weather conditions on agricultural related entities and other significant local economic events.

The Company has developed a methodology for determining the adequacy of the allowance for loan losses which is monitored by the Company’s Senior Credit Officer. Procedures provide for the assignment of a risk rating for every loan included in the total loan portfolio, with the exception of credit card receivables and overdraft protection loans which are treated as pools for risk rating purposes. The risk rating schedule provides nine ratings of which five ratings are classified as pass ratings and four ratings are classified as criticized ratings. Each risk rating is assigned a percentage factor to be applied to the loan balance to determine the adequate amount of reserve. Many of the larger loans require an annual review by an independent loan officer or an independent third party loan review firm. As a result of these loan reviews, certain loans may be assigned specific reserve allocations. Other loans that surface as problem loans may also be assigned specific reserves. Past due loans are assigned risk ratings based on the number of days past due. The calculation of the allowance for loan losses, including underlying data and assumptions, is reviewed regularly by the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and the Director of Internal Audit.

Loan losses are charged against the allowance when management believes the collection of a loan’s principal is unlikely. Subsequent recoveries are credited to the allowance. Consumer loans are charged-off in accordance with the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s (“FFIEC”) Uniform Retail Credit Classification and Account Management Policy. Commercial loans are charged-off when they are deemed uncollectible, which usually involves a triggering event within the collection effort. If the loan is collateral dependent, the loss is more easily identified and is charged-off when it is identified, usually based upon receipt of an appraisal. However, when a loan has guarantor support, the Company may carry the estimated loss as a reserve against the loan while collection efforts with the guarantor are pursued. If, after collection efforts with the guarantor are complete, the deficiency is still considered uncollectible, the loss is charged-off and any further collections are treated as recoveries. In all situations, when a loan is downgraded to an Asset Quality Rating of 60 (Loss per the regulatory guidance), the uncollectible portion is charged-off.

Activity in the allowance for loan losses for the nine months ended September 30, 2011, for the year ended December 31, 2010 and for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 is as follows:

 

(Dollars in Thousands)

   September 30,
2011
    December 31,
2010
    September 30,
2010
 

Balance, January 1

   $ 34,576      $ 35,762      $ 35,762   

Provision for loan losses charged to expense

     22,098        48,839        39,117   

Loans charged off

     (22,714     (52,623     (43,130

Recoveries of loans previously charged off

     1,278        2,598        2,323   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Ending balance

   $ 35,238      $ 34,576      $ 34,072   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

During the nine months ended September 30, 2011, the year ended December 31, 2010, and the nine months ended September 30, 2010, the Company recorded provision for loan loss expense of $1.6 million, $1.7 million, and $1.0 million respectively, to account for losses where the initial estimate of cash flows was found to be excessive on loans acquired in FDIC-assisted transactions. These amounts are excluded from the rollforwards above and below but are reflected in the Company’s Consolidated Statements of Operations.

 

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The following table details activity in the allowance for loan losses by portfolio segment for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 and the year ended December 31, 2010. Allocation of a portion of the allowance to one category of loans does not preclude its availability to absorb losses in other categories.

 

     Commercial,
financial  &
agricultural
    Real estate  -
construction &
development
    Real estate -
commercial  &
farmland
    Real estate  -
residential
    Consumer
installment
loans and
Other
    Total  
     (Dollars in thousands)  

Balance, January 1, 2011

   $ 2,779      $ 7,705      $ 14,971      $ 8,664      $ 457      $ 34,576   

Provision for loan losses

     3,586        7,615        6,447        3,931        519        22,098   

Loans charged off

     (3,855     (6,859     (7,851     (3,641     (508     (22,714

Recoveries of loans previously charged off

     153        873        43        107        102        1,278   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance, September 30, 2011

   $ 2,663      $ 9,334      $ 13,610      $ 9,061      $ 570      $ 35,238   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Period-end amount allocated to:

            

Loans individually evaluated for impairment

   $ 903      $ 5,209      $ 4,580      $ 3,332      $ 1      $ 14,025   

Loans collectively evaluated for impairment

     1,760        4,125        9,030        5,729        569        21,213