10-K 1 form10k.htm FORM 10-K

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-K

(Mark One)
 
☒       ANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021
OR
☐      TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from _______________ to _________________.
 
Commission File Number 001-35019
 
HOME FEDERAL BANCORP, INC. OF LOUISIANA
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Louisiana
 
02-0815311
(State or Other Jurisdiction of
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Incorporation or Organization)
 
Identification No.)
     
624 Market Street, Shreveport, Louisiana
 
71101
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
(318) 222-1145
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
       
   

   
Title of each class
   Trading Symbol(s)
 
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock (par value $.01 per share)
   HFBL  
Nasdaq Stock Market, LLC
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(g) of the Act:  None
               
                 
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is a well-known seasoned issuer, as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act. 
Yes   No  ☒      
Indicate by check mark if the registrant is not required to file reports pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Act.
Yes   No  ☒
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Large accelerated filer 
 ☐    
Accelerated filer          
 ☐
Non-accelerated filer  

 
Smaller reporting company
 ☒
       
Emerging growth company
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act).                                              Yes ☐           No ☒
The aggregate value of the 2,381,428 shares of Common Stock of the Registrant issued and outstanding on December 31, 2020, which excludes an aggregate of 997,626 shares held by all directors and executive officers of the Registrant, the Registrant’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”) and Employees’ Savings and Profit Sharing Plan (“401(k) Plan”) as a group was $34.4 million.  This figure is based on the closing sales price of $14.44 per share of the Registrant’s Common Stock on December 31, 2020, the last business day of the Registrant’s second fiscal quarter.  Although directors and executive officers, the ESOP and 401(k) Plan were assumed to be “affiliates” of the Registrant for purposes of this calculation, the classification is not to be interpreted as an admission of such status.
 
Number of shares of Common Stock outstanding as of September 21, 2021: 3,350,966.
 
DOCUMENTS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE
 
Portions of the Definitive Proxy Statement for the 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders are incorporated into Part III, Items 10 through 14.
 
 


Home Federal Bancorp Inc. of Louisiana
Form 10-K
For the Year Ended June 30, 2021
 
PART I.
     
Item 1.
Business          
1
     
Item 1A.
Risk Factors          
29
     
Item 1B.
Unresolved Staff Comments          
29
     
Item 2.
Properties          
30
     
Item 3.
Legal Proceedings          
30
     
Item 4.
Mine Safety Disclosures          
30
 
PART II.
     
Item 5.
Market for Registrant’s Common Equity, Related Stockholder Matters and Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities          
31
     
Item 6.
Selected Financial Data          
32
     
Item 7.
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations          
33
     
Item 7A.
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosure About Market Risk          
43
     
Item 8.
Financial Statements and Supplementary Data          
44
     
Item 9.
Changes in and Disagreements With Accountants on Accounting and Financial Disclosure          
95
     
Item 9A.
Controls and Procedures          
95
     
Item 9B.
Other Information          
95
 
PART III.
     
Item 10.
Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Governance          
96
     
Item 11.
Executive Compensation          
96
     
Item 12.
Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and Management and Related Stockholder Matters          
96
     
Item 13.
Certain Relationships and Related Transactions and Director Independence
96
     
Item 14.
Principal Accounting Fees and Services          
97
     
PART IV.
   
     
Item 15.
Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules         
97
     
Item 16.
Form 10-K Summary          
98
   
SIGNATURES
 


PART I

Item 1. Business

Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. of Louisiana, a Louisiana chartered corporation (“Home Federal Bancorp” or the “Company”), is the holding company for Home Federal Bank (“Home Federal Bank” or the “Bank”). Home Federal Bank is a federally chartered stock savings bank originally organized in 1924 as Home Building and Loan Association.  The Bank reorganized into the mutual holding company structure in January 2005 and changed its name to “Home Federal Bank” in 2009 as part of its business strategy to be recognized as a community bank.  Home Federal Bank’s home office and seven full service branch offices are located in Shreveport and Bossier City, Louisiana and serve the Shreveport-Bossier City metropolitan area. In September 2021, the Bank commenced operations at a loan production office in Minden, Louisiana, which is intended to convert to a full service branch. Home Federal Bank’s business primarily consists of attracting deposits from the general public and using those funds to originate loans.

As of June 30, 2021, Home Federal Bancorp’s only business activities are to hold all of the outstanding common stock of Home Federal Bank. Home Federal Bancorp is authorized to pursue other business activities permitted by applicable laws and regulations for savings and loan holding companies, which may include the issuance of additional shares of common stock to raise capital or to support mergers or acquisitions and borrowing funds for reinvestment in Home Federal Bank.

Home Federal Bancorp does not own or lease any property but instead uses the premises, equipment, and furniture of Home Federal Bank. At the present time, Home Federal Bancorp employs only persons who are officers of Home Federal Bank to serve as officers of Home Federal Bancorp and may also use the support staff of Home Federal Bank from time to time. These persons are not separately compensated by Home Federal Bancorp.

Pursuant to the regulations under Sections 23A and 23B of the Federal Reserve Act, Home Federal Bank and Home Federal Bancorp have entered into an expense sharing agreement. Under this agreement, Home Federal Bancorp will reimburse Home Federal Bank for the time that employees of Home Federal Bank devote to activities of Home Federal Bancorp, the portion of the expense of the annual independent audit attributable to Home Federal Bancorp, and all expenses attributable to Home Federal Bancorp’s public filing obligations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Market Area

Our primary market area for loans and deposits is in northwest Louisiana, particularly Caddo Parish and neighboring communities in Bossier Parish, which are located in the Shreveport-Bossier City metropolitan statistical area. In September 2021, we expanded our presence in Webster Parish with a new loan production office.

Shreveport and Bossier City are located in northern Louisiana on Interstate 20, approximately fifteen miles from the Texas state border and 185 miles east of Dallas, Texas.  Our primary market area has a diversified economy with employment in services, government, and wholesale/retail trade constituting the basis of the local economy, with service jobs being the largest component.  The majority of the services are health care related as Shreveport has become a regional hub for health care.  The casino gaming industry also supports a significant number of the service jobs.  The energy sector has a prominent role in the regional economy, resulting from oil and gas exploration and drilling.

Competition.  We face significant competition both in attracting deposits and in making loans. Our most direct competition for deposits has come historically from commercial banks, credit unions, and other savings institutions located in our primary market area, including many large financial institutions which have greater financial and marketing resources available to them. In addition, we face significant competition for investors’ funds from short-term money market securities, mutual funds, and other corporate and government securities. We do not rely upon any individual group or entity for a material portion of our deposits. Our ability to attract and retain deposits depends on our ability to generally provide a rate of return, liquidity, and risk comparable to that offered by competing investment opportunities.

    Our competition for real estate loans comes principally from mortgage banking companies, commercial banks, other savings institutions, and credit unions. We compete for loan originations primarily through the interest rates and loan fees we charge and the efficiency and quality of services we provide borrowers. Factors which affect competition include general and local economic conditions, current interest rate levels, and volatility in the mortgage markets. Competition may increase as a result of the continuing reduction of restrictions on the interstate operations of financial institutions.

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Lending Activities

General.  At June 30, 2021, our net loan portfolio amounted to $336.4 million, representing approximately 59.5% of total assets at that date. Historically, our principal lending activity was the origination of one-to-four family residential loans. At June 30, 2021, one-to-four family residential loans amounted to $97.6 million, or 28.6% of the total loan portfolio. In recent periods, we have sold a substantial amount of our fixed-rate conforming one-to-four family residential loans to correspondent banks. Commercial real estate loans amounted to $96.2 million, or 28.2% of the total loan portfolio, at June 30, 2021.

The types of loans that we may originate are subject to federal and state laws and regulations. Interest rates charged on loans are affected principally by the demand for such loans, the supply of money available for lending purposes, and the rates offered by our competitors. These factors are, in turn, affected by general and economic conditions, the monetary policy of the federal government, including the Federal Reserve Board, legislative and tax policies, and governmental budgetary matters.

A savings institution generally may not make loans to one borrower and related entities in an amount which exceeds 15% of its unimpaired capital and surplus, although loans in an amount equal to an additional 10% of unimpaired capital and surplus may be made to a borrower, if the loans are fully secured by readily marketable securities. In addition, upon application, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency permits a savings institution to lend up to an additional 15% of unimpaired capital and surplus to one borrower to develop domestic residential housing units. At June 30, 2021, our regulatory limit on loans to one borrower was $8.2 million, and the five largest loans or groups of loans to one borrower, including related entities, aggregated $5.5 million, $5.4 million, $4.8 million, $4.6 million, and $4.1 million. Each of our five largest loans or groups of loans was originated with strong guarantor support to known borrowers in our market area and was performing in accordance with its terms at June 30, 2021.

Loans to or guaranteed by general obligations of a state or political subdivision are not subject to the foregoing lending limits.





















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Loan Portfolio Composition.  The following table shows the composition of our loan portfolio by type of loan at the dates indicated.

   
June 30,
 
   
2021
   
2020
   
2019
   
2018
   
2017
 
   
Amount
   
Percent
of Total
Loans
   
Amount
   
Percent
of Total
Loans
   
Amount
   
Percent
of Total
Loans
   
Amount
   
Percent
of Total
Loans
   
Amount
   
Percent
of Total
Loans
 
   
(Dollars in thousands)
 
Real estate loans:
                                                           
   One-to-four family residential(1)
 
$
97,607
     
28.60
%
 
$
108,146
     
29.59
%
 
$
118,945
     
36.29
%
 
$
121,257
     
37.76
%
 
$
125,306
     
39.57
%
   Commercial – real estate secured:
                                                                               
      Owner occupied 
   
61,502
     
18.02
     
60,045
     
16.43
     
60,558
     
18.47
     
52,823
     
16.45
     
51,749
     
16.34
 
      Non-owner occupied 
   
34,678
     
10.16
     
27,043
     
7.40
     
22,839
     
6.97
     
21,593
     
6.72
     
26,196
     
8.27
 
           Total commercial-real estate secured 
   
96,180
     
28.18
     
87,088
     
23.83
     
83,397
     
25.44
     
74,416
     
23.17
     
77,945
     
24.61
 
   Multi-family residential
   
31,015
     
9.09
     
47,432
     
12.98
     
46,171
     
14.09
     
38,079
     
11.86
     
21,281
     
6.72
 
   Land 
   
16,260
     
4.77
     
18,068
     
4.95
     
16,106
     
4.91
     
20,474
     
6.37
     
25,038
     
7.91
 
   Construction 
   
15,337
     
4.49
     
8,159
     
2.23
     
9,502
     
2.90
     
11,921
     
3.71
     
9,529
     
3.01
 
   Home equity loans and second mortgage loans 
   
1,267
     
0.37
     
1,410
     
0.39
     
1,262
     
0.39
     
1,541
     
0.48
     
1,710
     
0.54
 
   Equity lines of credit 
   
12,788
     
3.75
     
12,252
     
3.35
     
15,619
     
4.77
     
17,387
     
5.41
     
20,976
     
6.62
 
      Total real estate loans 
   
270,454
     
79.25
     
282,555
     
77.32
     
291,002
     
88.79
     
285,075
     
88.76
     
281,785
     
88.98
 
Commercial business 
   
69,891
     
20.48
     
81,909
     
22.41
     
35,990
     
10.98
     
35,458
     
11.04
     
34,429
     
10.87
 
Consumer non-real estate loans:
                                                                               
   Savings accounts 
   
430
     
0.13
     
364
     
0.10
     
439
     
0.13
     
462
     
0.14
     
420
     
0.13
 
   Consumer loans 
   
485
     
0.14
     
615
     
0.17
     
329
     
0.10
     
185
     
0.06
     
63
     
0.02
 
      Total non-real estate loans
   
70,806
     
20.75
     
82,888
     
22.68
     
36,758
     
11.21
     
36,105
     
11.24
     
34,912
     
11.02
 
      Total loans 
   
341,260
     
100.00
%
   
365,443
     
100.00
%
   
327,760
     
100.00
%
   
321,180
     
100.00
%
   
316,697
     
100.00
%
Less:
                                                                               
   Allowance for loan losses
   
(4,122
)
           
(4,081
)
           
(3,452
)
           
(3,425
)
           
(3,729
)
       
   Deferred loan fees 
   
(744
)
           
(1,435
)
           
(174
)
           
(262
)
           
(196
)
       
      Net loans receivable (1)
 
$
336,394
           
$
359,927
           
$
324,134
           
$
317,493
           
$
312,772
         
_______________
                                                             
(1) Does not include loans held-for-sale amounting to $14.4 million, $14.8 million, $8.6 million, $6.8 million and $13.6 million at June 30, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017, respectively.
 
   
Origination of Loans.  Our lending activities are subject to written underwriting standards and loan origination procedures established by the board of directors and management. When applicable, loans originated are also subject to the underwriting standards of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, HUD, VA, USDA, and correspondent banks that purchase loans we originate. Loan originations are obtained through a variety of sources, primarily from existing customers, local realtors, and builders. Written loan applications are taken by one of our loan officers. The loan officer also supervises the procurement of credit reports, income and asset documentation, and other documentation involved with a loan. All appraisals are ordered through an approved appraisal management company in compliance with the Dodd-Frank Consumer Protection Act. Under our lending policy, a title insurance policy is required on most mortgage loans, with the exception of certain smaller loan amounts where our policy requires a title opinion only. We also require fire and extended coverage casualty insurance in order to protect the properties securing the real estate loans. Borrowers must also obtain flood insurance policies when the property is in a flood hazard area.

Our loan approval process is intended to assess the borrower’s ability to repay the loan, the viability of the loan, and the value of the property that will secure the loan. All residential loans originated for sale to FNMA or other investor banks that receive an Approve-Eligible recommendation on the automated underwriting feedback certificate that is applicable for each loan type must be approved by a Bank mortgage underwriter. Loans that do not receive an Approve-Eligible recommendation must be approved by a Bank mortgage underwriter and the Senior Vice President of Mortgage. In addition, all loans originated to be held on the Bank’s portfolio must be approved by a Bank mortgage underwriter and the Senior Vice President of Mortgage for loans up to $500,000, and for loans up to $1.0 million by the Senior Credit Officer. Commercial real estate secured loans and lines of credit and commercial business loans up to $1.0 million must be approved by the Senior Credit Officer or the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, up to $2.0 million by the Senior Credit Officer and the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, and in excess of $2.0 million by the Executive Committee. In accordance with past practice, all loans are ratified by our board of directors.


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    In recent periods, we have originated and sold a substantial amount of our fixed-rate conforming mortgages to correspondent banks. For the year ended June 30, 2021, we originated $249.1 million of one-to-four family residential loans and sold $198.8 million of such loans. Our residential loan originations primarily consist of conventional, rural development, FHA, and VA loans.

The following table shows total loans originated, sold, and repaid during the periods indicated.

   
Year Ended June 30,
 
   
2021
   
2020
   
2019
 
   
(In thousands)
 
Loan originations:
                 
     One-to-four family residential 
 
$
249,095
   
$
147,965
   
$
93,104
 
     Commercial — real estate secured:
                       
          Owner occupied 
   
17,180
     
20,046
     
21,895
 
          Non-owner occupied 
   
16,350
     
11,593
     
7,038
 
     Multi-family residential 
   
26,391
     
16,224
     
31,854
 
     Commercial business 
   
33,707
     
87,382
     
50,167
 
     Land 
   
17,750
     
4,904
     
2,553
 
     Construction 
   
16,976
     
13,768
     
16,869
 
     Home equity loans and lines of credit and other consumer 
   
12,327
     
9,559
     
9,380
 
          Total loan originations 
   
389,776
     
311,441
     
232,860
 
Loans purchased 
   
--
     
--
     
--
 
Total loan originations and loans purchased 
   
389,776
     
311,441
     
232,860
 
Loans Sold
   
(198,797
)
   
(111,752
)
   
(62,158
)
Loan principal repayments
   
(212,577
)
   
(162,750
)
   
(166,434
)
Total loans sold and principal repayments
   
(411,374
)
   
(274,502
)
   
(228,592
)
Increase (decrease) due to other items, net(1)
   
(1,935
)
   
(1,146
)
   
2,373
 
Net (decrease) increase in loan portfolio 
 
$
(23,533
)
 
$
35,793
   
$
6,641
 
 ___________________
(1) Other items consist of deferred loan fees, the allowance for loan losses, and loans held-for-sale at year end.

Although federal laws and regulations permit savings institutions to originate and purchase loans secured by real estate located throughout the United States, we concentrate our lending activity in our primary market area in Caddo and Bossier Parishes, Louisiana and the surrounding area. Subject to our loans-to-one borrower limitation, we are permitted to invest without limitation in residential mortgage loans and up to 400% of our capital in loans secured by non-residential or commercial real estate. We also may invest in secured and unsecured consumer loans in an amount not exceeding 35% of total assets. This 35% limitation may be exceeded for certain types of consumer loans, such as home equity and property improvement loans secured by residential real property. In addition, we may invest up to 10% of our total assets in secured and unsecured loans for commercial, corporate, business, or agricultural purposes. At June 30, 2021, we were within each of the above lending limits.
 
During fiscal 2021 and 2020, we sold $198.8 million and $111.8 million of loans, respectively. We recognized gain on sale of loans of $4.3 million during fiscal 2021 and $2.5 million during fiscal 2020. Loans were sold during these periods primarily to other financial institutions. Such loans were sold against forward sales commitments with servicing released and without recourse after a certain period of time, typically 90 days. The loans sold primarily consisted of long-term, fixed rate residential real estate loans. These loans were originated during this period of historically low interest rates and were sold to reduce our interest rate risk. We will continue to sell loans in the future to the extent we believe the interest rate environment is unfavorable and interest rate risk is unacceptable.



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    Contractual Terms to Final Maturities.  The following table shows the scheduled contractual maturities of our loans as of June 30, 2021, before giving effect to net items. Demand loans, loans having no stated schedule of repayments and no stated maturity, and overdrafts are reported as due in one year or less. The amounts shown below do not take into account loan prepayments.

   
One-to-
Four
Family
Residential
   
Commercial
Real Estate
Secured
   
Multi
Family
Residential
   
Commercial
Business
   
Land
   
Construction
   
Home
Equity Loans
and Lines
of Credit
and Other
Consumer
   
Total
 
   
(In thousands)
 
  Amounts due after June 30, 2021 in:
                                               
  One year or less 
 
$
5,820
   
$
10,028
   
$
6,837
   
$
20,788
   
$
4,732
   
$
13,040
   
$
2,766
   
$
64,011
 
  After one year through two years 
   
6,879
     
8,573
     
751
     
3,553
     
4,706
     
2,281
     
557
     
27,300
 
  After two years through three years 
   
8,626
     
14,115
     
--
     
4,482
     
2,591
     
--
     
674
     
30,488
 
  After three years through five years 
   
21,169
     
22,347
     
5,803
     
27,698
     
3,484
     
--
     
149
     
80,650
 
  After five years through ten years 
   
10,379
     
36,294
     
8,391
     
9,423
     
537
     
--
     
5,653
     
70,677
 
  After ten years through fifteen years 
   
7,944
     
4,823
     
1,773
     
3,947
     
--
     
16
     
5,067
     
23,570
 
 After fifteen years 
   
36,790
     
--
     
7,460
     
--
     
210
     
--
     
104
     
44,564
 
                                                                 
      Total 
 
$
97,607
   
$
96,180
   
$
31,015
   
$
69,891
   
$
16,260
   
$
15,337
   
$
14,970
   
$
341,260
 


The following table sets forth the dollar amount of all loans at June 30, 2021, before net items, due after June 30, 2022, which have fixed interest rates or which have floating or adjustable interest rates.

         
Floating or
       
   
Fixed-Rate
   
Adjustable-Rate
   
Total
 
         
(In thousands)
       
One-to-four family residential 
 
$
71,604
   
$
20,184
   
$
91,788
 
Commercial — real estate secured 
   
83,570
     
2,582
     
86,152
 
Multi-family residential 
   
24,029
     
149
     
24,178
 
Commercial business 
   
46,014
     
3,090
     
49,104
 
Land 
   
9,589
     
1,939
     
11,528
 
Construction 
   
16
     
2,280
     
2,296
 
Home equity loans and lines of credit and other consumer
   
5,597
     
6,607
     
12,204
 
                         
   Total 
 
$
240,419
   
$
36,831
   
$
277,250
 

Scheduled contractual maturities of loans do not necessarily reflect the actual expected term of the loan portfolio. The average life of mortgage loans is substantially less than their average contractual terms because of prepayments. The average life of mortgage loans tends to increase when current mortgage loan rates are higher than rates on existing mortgage loans and, conversely, decrease when rates on current mortgage loans are lower than existing mortgage loan rates (due to refinancing of adjustable-rate and fixed-rate loans at lower rates). Under the latter circumstance, the weighted average yield on loans decreases as higher yielding loans are repaid or refinanced at lower rates.


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    One-to-Four Family Residential Real Estate Loans.  At June 30, 2021, $97.6 million, or 28.6%, of the total loan portfolio, before net items, consisted of one-to-four family residential loans.

The loan-to-value ratios, maturities, and other provisions of the loans made by us generally have reflected the policy of making less than the maximum loan permissible under applicable regulations, in accordance with sound lending practices, market conditions, and underwriting standards established by us. Our current lending policy on one-to-four family residential loans generally limits the maximum loan-to-value ratio to 90% or less of the appraised value of the property, although we will lend up to a 100% loan-to-value ratio with private mortgage insurance. These loans are amortized on a monthly basis with principal and interest due each month, terms not in excess of 30 years, and generally include “due-on-sale” clauses.

At June 30, 2021, $77.3 million, or 79.2%, of our one-to-four family residential mortgage loans were fixed-rate loans. Fixed-rate loans generally have maturities ranging from 15 to 30 years and are fully amortizing with monthly loan payments sufficient to repay the total amount of the loan with interest by the end of the loan term. Our fixed-rate loans generally are originated under terms, conditions, and documentation which permit them to be sold to U.S. Government-sponsored agencies, such as the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation and other investors in the secondary mortgage market. Consistent with our asset/liability management, we have sold a significant portion of our long-term, fixed rate loans.  Servicing is released on all loans sold except those loans sold to FNMA.

Although we offer adjustable rate loans, substantially all of the single-family loan originations over the last few years have consisted of fixed-rate loans due to the low interest rate environment. The adjustable-rate loans held in portfolio typically have interest rates which adjust on an annual basis. These loans generally have an annual cap of 1% on any increase or decrease and a cap of 6% above or below the initial rate over the life of the loan. Such loans are underwritten based on the initial rate plus 2%. At June 30, 2021, $20.3 million, or 20.8%, of our one-to-four family residential mortgage loans were adjustable rate loans.

Commercial Real Estate Secured Loans.  As of June 30, 2021, Home Federal Bank had outstanding $96.2 million of loans secured by commercial real estate, $61.5 million, or 63.9%, of which were owner occupied. It is the current policy of Home Federal Bank to lend in a first lien position on real property occupied as a commercial business property. Home Federal Bank offers fixed and variable rate commercial real estate loans. Home Federal Bank’s commercial real estate loans are limited to a maximum of 85% of the appraised value and have terms up to 15 years, however, the terms are generally no more than five years with amortization periods of 20 years or less. It is our policy that commercial real estate secured lines of credit are limited to a maximum of 85% of the appraised value of the property and shall not exceed three to five year amortizations.

Multi-Family Residential Loans.  At June 30, 2021, we had outstanding approximately $31.0 million of multi-family residential loans. Our multi-family residential loan portfolio includes income producing properties of 5 or more units and low income housing developments. We obtain personal guarantees on all properties other than those of the public housing authority for which they are not permitted.

Commercial Business Loans.  At June 30, 2021, we had outstanding approximately $69.9 million of non-real estate secured commercial loans. The decrease in this category in fiscal 2021, compared to fiscal 2020, was due to repayments on SBA PPP loans, offset somewhat by new SBA PPP loan originations.  The business lending products we offer include lines of credit, inventory financing, and equipment loans. Commercial business loans and lines of credit carry more credit risk than other types of commercial loans. We attempt to limit such risk by making loans predominantly to small- and mid-sized businesses located within our market area and having the loans personally guaranteed by the principals involved. We have established underwriting standards in regard to business loans which set forth the criteria for sources of repayment, borrower’s capacity to repay, specific financial and collateral margins, and financial enhancements such as guarantees. The primary source of repayment is cash flow from the business and the general financial strength of the borrower.




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Land Loans.  As of June 30, 2021, land loans were $16.3 million, or 4.8%, of the total loan portfolio, before net items. Land loans include land which has been acquired for the purpose of development and unimproved land. Our loan policy provides for loan-to-value ratios of 50% for unimproved land loans. Land loans are originated with fixed rates and terms up to five years with longer amortizations. Although land loans generally are considered to have greater credit risk than certain other types of loans, we expect to mitigate such risk by requiring personal guarantees and identifying other secondary sources of repayment for the land loan other than the sale of the collateral. It is our practice to only originate a limited amount of loans for speculative development to borrowers with whom our lenders have a prior relationship.

Construction Loans.  At June 30, 2021, we had outstanding approximately $15.3 million of construction loans which included loans for the construction of residential and commercial property. Our residential construction loans typically have terms of six to twelve months with a takeout letter from Home Federal for the permanent mortgage. Our commercial construction loans include owner occupied commercial properties, pre-sold property, and speculative office property. As of June 30, 2021, we held $784,000 of speculative construction loans.

Home Equity and Second Mortgage Loans.  At June 30, 2021, we held $1.3 million of home equity and second mortgage loans. These loans are secured by the underlying equity in the borrower’s residence. We do not require that we hold the first mortgage on the properties that secure the second mortgage loans. The amount of our second mortgage loans generally cannot exceed a loan-to-value ratio of 90% after taking into consideration the first mortgage loan. These loans are typically three-to-five year balloon loans with fixed rates and terms that will not exceed 10 years and contain an on-demand clause that allows us to call the loan in at any time.

Equity Lines of Credit.  We offer lines of credit secured by a borrower’s equity in real estate. These loans amounted to $12.8 million, or 3.8% of the total loan portfolio, before net items, at June 30, 2021.  The unused portion of equity lines was $9.7 million at June 30, 2021.  The rates and terms of such lines of credit depend on the history and income of the borrower, purpose of the loan, and collateral. Lines of credit will not exceed 90% of the value of the equity in the collateral.

Consumer Non-Real Estate Loans.  We are authorized to make loans for a wide variety of personal or consumer purposes. We originate consumer loans primarily in order to accommodate our customers. The consumer loans at June 30, 2021 consist of loans secured by deposit accounts with us, automobile loans, overdraft, and other unsecured loans.

Consumer non-real estate loans generally have shorter terms and higher interest rates than residential mortgage loans and generally entail greater credit risk than residential mortgage loans, particularly those loans secured by assets that depreciate rapidly, such as automobiles, boats, and recreational vehicles. In such cases, repossessed collateral for a defaulted consumer loan may not provide an adequate source of repayment for the outstanding loan, and the remaining deficiency often does not warrant further substantial collection efforts against the borrower. In particular, amounts realizable on the sale of repossessed automobiles may be significantly reduced based upon the condition of the automobiles and the fluctuating demand for used automobiles.

We offer loans secured by deposit accounts held with us. These loans amounted to $430,000, or 0.13% of the total loan portfolio, before net items, at June 30, 2021. Such loans are originated for up to 100% of the account balance, with a hold placed on the account restricting the withdrawal of the account balance. The interest rate on the loan is equal to the interest rate paid on the account plus 2%. These loans typically are payable on demand with a maturity date of one year.

Loan Origination and Other Fees.  In addition to interest earned on loans, we generally receive loan origination fees or “points” for originating loans. Loan points are a percentage of the principal amount of the mortgage loan and are charged to the borrower in connection with the origination of the loan. In accordance with accounting guidance, loan origination fees and points are deferred and amortized into income as an adjustment of yield over the life of the loan.




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Asset Quality

General.  During fiscal 2021, our annual review was completed in August 2020.  The review was scheduled in the spring of fiscal 2020, but was rescheduled due to COVID-19 related issues. The scope of the services provided included credit underwriting, adherence to our loan policies, as well as regulatory policies, and recommendations regarding reserve allocations. We expect these reviews will be done every eighteen months with our next review in the early spring of 2022.

Our collection procedures provide that when a loan is 10 days past due personal contact efforts are attempted, either in person or by telephone. At 15 days past due, a late charge notice is sent to the borrower requesting payment. If the loan is still past due at 30 days, a formal letter is sent to the borrower stating that the loan is past due and that legal action, including foreclosure proceedings, may be necessary. If a loan becomes 60 days past due and no progress has been made in resolving the delinquency, a collection letter from legal counsel is sent and personal contact is attempted. When a loan continues in a delinquent status for 90 days or more, and a repayment schedule has not been made or kept by the borrower, generally a notice of intent to foreclose is sent to the borrower. If the delinquency is not cured, foreclosure proceedings are initiated. In most cases, deficiencies are cured promptly. While we generally prefer to work with borrowers to resolve such problems, we will institute foreclosure or other collection proceedings, when necessary, to minimize any potential loss.

Loans are placed on non-accrual status when management believes the probability of collection of interest is doubtful. When a loan is placed on non-accrual status, previously accrued but unpaid interest is deducted from interest income. We generally discontinue the accrual of interest income when the loan becomes 90 days past due, as to principal or interest, unless the credit is well secured and we believe we will fully collect.

Real estate and other assets we acquire as a result of foreclosure or by deed-in-lieu of foreclosure are classified as real estate owned until sold.  At June 30, 2021, we had $383,000 of other real estate owned consisting of one commercial real estate property and one single family residence compared to two commercial real estate properties at June 30, 2020.

Delinquent Loans.  The following table shows the delinquencies in our loan portfolio as of the dates indicated.

   
June 30,
 
   
2021
   
2020
 
   
30 – 89
Days Overdue
   
90 or More Days
Overdue
   
30 – 89
Days Overdue
   
90 or More Days
Overdue
 
   
Number
   
Principal
   
Number
   
Principal
   
Number
   
Principal
   
Number
   
Principal
 
   
of Loans
   
Balance
   
of Loans
   
Balance
   
of Loans
   
Balance
   
of Loans
   
Balance
 
   
(Dollars in thousands)
 
One-to-four family residential
   
1
   
$
30
     
3
   
$
176
     
21
   
$
1,869
     
8
   
$
1,003
 
Commercial – real estate secured
   
--
     
--
     
6
     
837
     
--
     
--
     
3
     
1,797
 
Multi-family residential
   
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
 
Commercial business
   
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
2
     
457
 
Land
   
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
2
     
2,981
 
Construction
   
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
 
Home equity loans and lines of credit and
  other consumer
   
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
 
                                                                 
Total delinquent loans
   
1
   
$
30
     
9
   
$
1,013
     
21
   
$
1,869
     
15
   
$
6,238
 
                                                                 
Delinquent loans to total net loans
           
0.01
%
           
0.30
%
           
0.52
%
           
1.73
%
Delinquent loans to total loans
           
0.01
%
           
0.30
%
           
0.51
%
           
1.71
%





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Non-Performing Assets.  The following table shows the amounts of our non-performing assets (defined as non-accruing loans, accruing loans 90 days or more past due, and real estate owned) at the dates indicated.

   
June 30,
 
   
2021
   
2020
   
2019
   
2018
   
2017
 
   
(Dollars in thousands)
 
Non-accruing loans:
                             
     One-to-four family residential 
 
$
143
   
$
684
   
$
220
   
$
643
   
$
317
 
     Commercial — real estate secured 
   
837
     
1,797
     
--
     
--
     
--
 
     Multi-family residential 
   
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
 
     Commercial business 
   
--
     
457
     
166
     
416
     
2,503
 
     Land 
   
--
     
2,981
     
2,981
     
--
     
--
 
     Construction 
   
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
 
     Home equity loans and lines of credit and other consumer 
   
--
     
--
     
30
     
87
     
--
 
               Total non-accruing loans 
   
980
     
5,919
     
3,397
     
1,146
     
2,820
 
Accruing loans 90 days or more past due:
                                       
 One-to-four family residential 
   
33
     
319
     
294
     
680
     
181
 
     Commercial — real estate secured 
   
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
 
     Multi-family residential 
   
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
 
     Commercial business 
   
--
     
--
     
49
     
--
     
--
 
     Land 
   
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
 
     Construction 
   
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
 
     Home equity loans and lines of credit and other consumer 
   
--
     
--
     
--
     
30
     
4
 
               Total non-performing loans(1) 
   
1,013
     
6,238
     
3,740
     
1,856
     
3,005
 
          Real estate owned, net 
   
383
     
950
     
1 1,366
     
1 1,177
     
540
 
               Total non-performing assets 
 
$
1,396
   
$
7,188
   
$
$5,106
   
$
$3,033
   
$
3,545
 
                                         
Troubled debt restructurings (2) 
   
--
     
--
     
3,843
     
6,886
     
--
 
Total non-performing assets and troubled debt restructurings
 
$
1,396
   
$
7,188
   
$
8,949
   
$
9,919
   
$
3,545
 
                                         
Total non-performing loans as a percent of loans, net 
   
0.30
%
   
1.73
%
   
1.15
%
   
0.58
%
   
0.96
%
Total non-performing assets as a percent of total assets 
   
0.25
%
   
1.39
%
   
1.15
%
   
0.72
%
   
0.83
%
Total non-performing assets and troubled debt restructurings as a percentage of
   total assets 
   
0.25
%
   
1.39
%
   
2.02
%
   
2.35
%
   
0.83
%
_________________
(1) Non-performing loans consist of non-accruing loans plus accruing loans 90 days or more past due.
(2) Troubled debt restructurings not included in non-accruing loans and accruing loans 90 days or more past due.

At June 30, 2021, the Company had $1.4 million of non-performing assets (defined as non-accruing loans, accruing loans 90 days or more past due, and other real estate owned) compared to $7.2 million of non-performing assets at June 30, 2020, consisting of six commercial real estate loans to one borrower, three single family residential loans, and one commercial real estate property and one single family residence in other real estate owned at June 30, 2021, compared to five single-family residential loans, five commercial real estate loans to one borrower, one lot loan, one land loan and two commercial real estate properties in other real estate owned at June 30, 2020.   The decrease in non-performing assets from $7.2 million at June 30, 2020 to $1.4 million at June 30, 2021 was primarily due to a payoff of $2.0 million on one lot loan and one land loan to the same borrower, a write-down of $907,000 on a lot loan, a write-down of $1.0 million on a commercial real estate loan, and the paydown of a portion of the collateral on the same commercial real estate loan totaling $449,000  At June 30, 2021, the Company had one single family residential loans, and eight commercial real estate loans with six of those to one borrower classified as substandard compared to four single family residential loans, two commercial land and lot development loans, and six commercial real estate loans to one borrower classified as substandard at June 30, 2020. There were no loans classified as doubtful at June 30, 2021 or June 30, 2020.

Classified Assets.  Federal regulations require that each insured savings institution classify its assets on a regular basis and the amount of its valuation allowance is subject to review by Federal bank regulators. There are three classifications for problem assets: “substandard”, “doubtful”, and “loss”. Substandard assets have one or more defined weaknesses and are characterized by the distinct possibility that the insured institution will sustain some loss, if the deficiencies are not corrected. Doubtful assets have the weaknesses of substandard assets with the additional characteristic that the weaknesses make collection or liquidation in full on the basis of currently existing facts, conditions, and values questionable, and there is a higher possibility of loss. An asset classified as loss is considered uncollectible and of such little value that continuance as an asset of the institution is not warranted. Another category designated “special mention” also must be established and maintained for assets which do not currently expose an insured institution to a sufficient degree of risk to warrant classification as substandard, doubtful, or loss. Assets classified as substandard or doubtful require the institution to establish general allowances for loan losses. If an asset, or portion thereof, is classified as loss, the insured institution must either establish specific allowances for loan losses in the amount of 100% of the portion of the asset classified loss, or charge-off such amount. General loss allowances established to cover possible losses related to assets classified substandard or doubtful may be included in determining an institution’s regulatory capital, while specific valuation allowances for loan losses do not qualify as regulatory capital. Federal examiners may disagree with an insured institution’s classifications and amounts reserved. At June 30, 2021, we had $2.8 million in classified assets.  There were three residential mortgage loans designated as special mention totaling $358,000 and one commercial loan designated as special mention totaling $2.8 million.  There was one residential loan for $167,000 and eight commercial real estate loans totaling $2.7 million classified as substandard.  There were no loans classified as doubtful or loss at June 30, 2021.


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Allowance for Loan Losses.  At June 30, 2021, our allowance for loan losses amounted to $4.1 million. The allowance for loan losses is maintained at a level believed, to the best of our knowledge, to cover all known and inherent losses in the portfolio, both probable and reasonable, to be estimated at each reporting date. The level of allowance for loan losses is based on our periodic review of the collectability of the loans in light of historical experience, the nature and volume of the loan portfolio, adverse situations that may affect the borrower’s ability to repay, estimated value of any underlying collateral, and prevailing conditions. We are primarily engaged in originating single-family residential loans. Our management considers the deficiencies of all classified loans in determining the amount of allowance for loan losses required at each reporting date. Our management analyzes the probability of the correction of the substandard loans’ weaknesses and the extent of any known or inherent losses that we might sustain on them. During the fiscal year 2021, we recorded a provision for loan losses of $1.8 million, as compared to $1.9 million recorded for fiscal year 2020. The 2021 provision reflects our estimate to maintain the allowance for loan losses at a level to cover probable losses inherent in the loan portfolio.

The provision for fiscal year 2021 reflects the risks associated with our commercial lending (both real estate secured and non-real estate secured), as well as other risks in our portfolio.  Total non-performing loans decreased by approximately $5.2 million as of June 30, 2021 compared to June 30, 2020.

While management believes that it determines the size of the allowance based on the best information available at the time, the allowance will need to be adjusted as circumstances change and assumptions are updated. Future adjustments to the allowance could significantly affect net income.

              CARES Act.   Under the CARES Act, loans less than 30 days past due as of December 31, 2019 will be considered current for COVID-19 modifications. Similarly, the Financial Accounting Standards Board has confirmed that short-term modifications made on a good-faith basis in response to COVID-19 to loan customers who were current prior to any relief will not be considered troubled debt restructurings.





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    The following table shows changes in our allowance for loan losses during the periods presented.  We had $2.0 million, $1.4 million, $586,000, $1.4 million and $30,000 of loan charge-offs during fiscal 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017, respectively.  Bad debt recoveries amounted to $202,000 during fiscal 2021.

   
June 30,
 
   
2021
   
2020
   
2019
   
2018
   
2017
 
                 (Dollars in thousands)         
         
Total loans outstanding at end of period 
 
$
341,260
   
$
365,443
   
$
327,760
   
$
321,180
   
$
316,697
 
Average loans outstanding 
   
366,546
     
340,302
     
326,994
     
323,692
     
312,132
 
Allowance for loan losses, beginning of period 
   
4,081
     
3,452
     
3,425
     
3,729
     
2,845
 
Provision for loan losses 
   
1,800
     
1,891
     
600
     
1,050
     
900
 
Recoveries 
   
202
     
120
     
13
     
26
     
14
 
Charge-offs 
   
(1,961
)
   
(1,382
)
   
(586
)
   
(1,380
)
   
(30
)
        Allowance for loan losses, end of period 
 
$
4,122
   
$
4,081
   
$
3,452
   
$
3,425
   
$
3,729
 
 
                                       
Allowance for loan losses as a percent of non-performing loans 
   
406.85
%
   
65.42
%
   
92.30
%
   
183.57
%
   
123.65
%
Allowance for loan losses as a percent of loans outstanding 
   
1.21
%
   
1.12
%
   
1.05
%
   
1.07
%
   
1.18
%


The following table shows how our allowance for loan losses is allocated by type of loan at each of the dates indicated.

   
June 30,
 
   
2021
   
2020
   
2019
   
2018
   
2017
 
   
Amount of
Allowance
   
Loan Category
as a %
of Total Loans
   
Amount of
Allowance
   
Loan
Category
as a %
of Total Loans
   
Amount of
Allowance
   
Loan
Category
as a %
of Total Loans
   
Amount of
Allowance
   
Loan
Category
as a %
of Total Loans
   
Amount of
Allowance
   
Loan
Category
as a %
of Total Loans
 
 
 
 
   
(Dollars in thousands)
 
One-to-four  family residential
 
$
894
     
28.60
%
 
$
966
     
29.59
%
 
$
1,017
     
36.29
%
 
$
1,166
     
37.76
%
 
$
1,822
     
39.57
%
Commercial – real estate secured
   
1,630
     
28.18
     
568
     
23.83
     
508
     
25.44
     
436
     
23.17
     
353
     
24.61
 
Multi-family residential 
   
346
     
9.09
     
364
     
12.98
     
338
     
14.09
     
256
     
11.86
     
73
     
6.72
 
Commercial business 
   
489
     
20.48
     
949
     
22.41
     
1,227
     
10.98
     
929
     
11.04
     
979
     
10.87
 
Land 
   
407
     
4.77
     
1,024
     
4.95
     
100
     
4.91
     
161
     
6.37
     
203
     
7.91
 
Construction 
   
160
     
4.49
     
80
     
2.23
     
115
     
2.90
     
163
     
3.71
     
147
     
3.01
 
Home equity loans and lines of
     credit and other consumer 
   
196
     
4.39
     
130
     
4.01
     
147
     
5.39
     
314
     
6.09
     
152
     
7.31
 
       Total 
 
$
4,122
     
100.00
%
 
$
4,081
     
100.00
%
 
$
3,452
     
100.00
%
 
$
3,425
     
100.00
%
 
$
3,729
     
100.00
%



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Investment Securities
 
We have authority to invest in various types of securities, including mortgage-backed securities, U.S. Treasury obligations, securities of various federal agencies and of state and municipal governments, certificates of deposit at federally insured banks and savings institutions, certain bankers’ acceptances, and federal funds.  Our investment strategy is established by the board of directors.

The following table sets forth certain information relating to our investment securities portfolio at the dates indicated.

 
 
June 30,
 
   
2021
   
2020
    2019  
   
Amortized
Cost
   
Fair
Value
   
Amortized
Cost
   
Fair
Value
   
Amortized
Cost
   
Fair
Value
 
   
(In thousands)
 
Securities Held-to-Maturity:
                                   
      Mortgage-backed securities
 
$
52,818
   
$
52,699
   
$
17,655
   
$
18,672
   
$
22,442
   
$
22,625
 
      Municipals
   
1,361
     
1,382
     
243
     
247
     
--
     
--
 
FNBB stock 
   
250
     
250
     
250
     
250
     
250
     
250
 
FHLB stock 
   
277
     
277
     
2,710
     
2,710
     
2,657
     
2,657
 
Total Securities Held-to-Maturity
   
54,706
     
54,608
     
20,858
     
21,879
     
25,349
     
25,532
 
                                                 
Securities Available-for-Sale:
                                               
Mortgage-backed securities
   
29,201
     
29,550
     
40,902
     
42,060
     
41,629
     
41,655
 
                                                 
Total Investment Securities
 
$
83,907
   
$
84,158
   
$
61,760
   
$
63,939
   
$
66,978
   
$
67,187
 

The following table sets forth the amount of investment securities which contractually mature during each of the periods indicated and the weighted average yields for each range of maturities at June 30, 2021. The amounts reflect the fair value of our securities at June 30, 2021.

   
Amounts at June 30, 2021 which Mature in
 
   


One Year
or Less
   


Weighted
Average Yield
   
Over One
Year
Through
Five Years
   

Weighted
Average
Yield
   

Over Five
Through
Ten Years
   

Weighted
Average
Yield
   


Over
Ten Years
   

Weighted
Average
Yield
 
   
(Dollars in thousands)
 
Bonds and other debt securities:
                                               
Mortgage-backed securities
 
$
--
     
--
%
 
$
5,371
     
1.91
%
 
$
14,708
     
2.06
%
 
$
62,170
     
1.58
%
Municipals
   
--
     
--
     
240
     
1.05
%
   
--
     
--
     
1,142
     
2.97
%
Equity securities(1):
                                                               
FNBB stock
   
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
250
     
1.25
%
FHLB stock
   
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
--
     
277
     
1.12
%
                                                                 
Total investment securities and bank stock
 
$
--
     
--
%
 
$
5,611
     
1.88
%
 
$
14,708
     
2.06
%
 
$
63,839
     
1.60
%
 ____________________
(1) None of the listed equity securities has a stated maturity.

Our investment in equity securities consists primarily of FHLB stock and shares of First National Bankers Bankshares, Inc. (“FNBB”).  Management monitors its investment portfolio to determine whether any investment securities which have unrealized losses should be considered other than temporarily impaired.

Mortgage-backed securities represent a participation interest in a pool of one-to-four family or multi-family mortgages. The mortgage originators use intermediaries (generally U.S. Government agencies and government-sponsored enterprises) to pool and repackage the participation interests in the form of securities, with investors receiving the principal and interest payments on the mortgages. Such U.S. Government agencies and government-sponsored enterprises guarantee the payment of principal and interest to investors.



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Mortgage-backed securities are typically issued with stated principal amounts, and the securities are backed by pools of mortgages that have loans with interest rates that are within a range and have varying maturities. The underlying pool of mortgages, i.e., fixed-rate or adjustable-rate, as well as prepayment risk, are passed on to the certificate holder. The life of a mortgage-backed pass-through security approximates the life of the underlying mortgages.
 
Our mortgage-backed securities consist of Ginnie Mae securities (“GNMA”), Freddie Mac securities (“FHLMC”), and Fannie Mae securities (“FNMA”). Ginnie Mae is a government agency within the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which is intended to help finance government-assisted housing programs. Ginnie Mae securities are backed by loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration or guaranteed by the Veterans Administration. The timely payment of principal and interest on Ginnie Mae securities is guaranteed by Ginnie Mae and backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government. Freddie Mac is a private corporation chartered by the U.S. Government. Freddie Mac issues participation certificates backed principally by conventional mortgage loans. Freddie Mac guarantees the timely payment of interest and the ultimate return of principal on participation certificates. Fannie Mae is a private corporation chartered by the U.S. Congress with a mandate to establish a secondary market for mortgage loans. Fannie Mae guarantees the timely payment of principal and interest on Fannie Mae securities. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae securities are not backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government. In September 2008, the Federal Housing Finance Agency was appointed as conservator of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The U.S. Department of the Treasury agreed to provide capital, as needed, to ensure that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac continue to provide liquidity to the housing and mortgage markets.
 
Mortgage-backed securities generally yield less than the loans which underlie such securities because of their payment guarantees or credit enhancements, which offer nominal credit risk. In addition, mortgage-backed securities are more liquid than individual mortgage loans and may be used to collateralize our borrowings or other obligations.
 
The following table sets forth the composition of our mortgage-backed securities portfolio at fair value at each of the dates indicated. The amounts reflect the fair value of our mortgage-backed securities at June 30, 2021, 2020 and 2019.

   
June 30,
 
   
2021
   
2020
   
2019
 
   
(In thousands)
 
Fixed rate:
                 
   GNMA 
 
$
5,327
   
$
3,338
   
$
5,358
 
   FHLMC 
   
13,806
     
5,139
     
8,053
 
   FNMA 
   
61,453
     
49,395
     
46,783
 
      Total fixed rate 
   
80,586
     
57,872
     
60,194
 
Adjustable rate:
                       
   GNMA 
   
1,649
     
2,840
     
4,056
 
   FHLMC 
   
13
     
19
     
27
 
   FNMA 
   
1
     
1
     
3
 
      Total adjustable-rate 
   
1,663
     
2,860
     
4,086
 
      Total mortgage-backed securities 
 
$
82,249
   
$
60,732
   
$
64,280
 

Information regarding the contractual maturities and weighted average yield of our mortgage-backed securities portfolio at June 30, 2021 is presented below. Due to repayments of the underlying loans, the actual maturities of mortgage-backed securities generally are substantially less than the scheduled maturities. The amounts reflect the fair value of our mortgage-backed securities at June 30, 2021.







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Amounts at June 30, 2021 Which Mature in
 
   

One Year
or Less
   
Weighted
Average
Yield
   
Over One
through
Five Years
   
Weighted
Average
Yield
   

Over
Five Years
   
Weighted
Average
Yield
 
   
(In thousands)
 
Fixed rate:
                                   
   GNMA 
 
$
--
     
--
%
 
$
6
     
7.83
%
 
$
5,321
     
1.22
%
   FHLMC 
   
--
     
--
     
167
     
1.72
     
13,639
     
1.31
 
   FNMA 
   
--
     
--
     
3,535
     
2.55
     
57,918
     
1.73
 
      Total fixed-rate 
   
--
     
--
%
   
3,708
     
2.52
%
   
76,878
     
1.62
%
                                                 
Adjustable rate:
                                               
   GNMA 
 
$
--
     
--
%
 
$
1,649
     
0.55
%
 
$
--
     
--
%
   FHLMC 
   
--
     
--
     
13
     
2.99
     
--
     
--
 
   FNMA 
   
--
     
--
     
1
     
2.23
     
--
     
--
 
      Total adjustable rate
 
$
--
     
--
%
   
1,663
     
0.57
%
 
$
--
     
--
%
                                                 
      Total 
 
$
--
     
--
%
 
$
5,371
     
1.93
%
 
$
76,878
     
1.62
%

The following table sets forth the purchases, sales, and principal repayments of our mortgage-backed securities during the periods indicated.

   
At or For the
Year Ended June 30,
 
   
2021
   
2020
   
2019
 
   
(Dollars in thousands)
 
Mortgage-backed securities at beginning of period
 
$
58,557
   
$
64,070
   
$
56,689
 
Purchases 
   
51,763
     
21,253
     
18,496
 
Repayments 
   
(28,157
)
   
(17,040
)
   
(11,006
)
Sales 
   
--
     
(9,637
)
   
--
 
Amortizations of premiums and discounts, net 
   
(144
)
   
(89
)
   
(109
)
 
                       
Mortgage-backed securities at end of period 
 
$
82,019
   
$
58,557
   
$
64,070
 
 
                       
Weighted average yield at end of period 
   
1.76
%
   
2.24
%
   
2.68
%

Sources of Funds
 
General.  Deposits are our primary source of funds for lending and other investment purposes. In addition to deposits, principal and interest payments on loans and investment securities are a source of funds. Loan repayments are a relatively stable source of funds, while deposit inflows and outflows are significantly influenced by general interest rates and money market conditions. Borrowings may also be used on a short-term basis to compensate for reductions in the availability of funds from other sources and on a longer-term basis for general business purposes.
 
Deposits.  We attract deposits principally from residents of Louisiana and particularly from Caddo and Bossier Parishes. Deposit account terms vary, with the principal differences being the minimum balance required, the time periods the funds must remain on deposit, and the interest rate. We utilize brokered certificates of deposit as a component of our strategy for lowering the overall cost of funds. The brokered certificates of deposit are callable by Home Federal Bank after twelve months. At June 30, 2021 and 2020, we had $10.7 million and $16.1 million, respectively, in brokered certificates of deposit.

We establish interest rates paid, maturity terms, service fees, and withdrawal penalties on a periodic basis. Management determines the rates and terms based on rates paid by competitors, the need for funds or liquidity, growth goals, and federal regulations. We attempt to control the flow of deposits by pricing our accounts to remain generally competitive with other financial institutions in the market area.



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The following table shows the distribution of, and certain other information relating to, our deposits by type of deposit, as of the dates indicated.

   
June 30,
 
   
2021
   
2020
   
2019
 
   
Amount
   
Percent of
Total
Deposits
   
Amount
   
Percent of
Total
Deposits
   
Amount
   
Percent of
Total
Deposits
 
 
   
(Dollars in thousands)
 
Certificate accounts:
                                   
 
0.00%- 0.99%
 
$
37,756
     
7.45
%
 
$
16,843
     
3.65
%
 
$
12,627
     
3.25
%
 
1.00%- 1.99%
   
30,588
     
6.04
     
69,751
     
15.14
     
65,745
     
16.93
 
 
2.00%- 2.99%
   
39,037
     
7.71
     
68,929
     
14.96
     
102,767
     
26.48
 
 
3.00%- 3.99%
   
1,628
     
0.32
     
2,066
     
0.45
     
2,126
     
0.55
 
                                                   
Total certificate accounts
   
109,009
     
21.52
     
157,589
     
34.20
     
183,265
     
47.21
 
                                                   
Transaction accounts:
                                               
Passbook savings
   
129,130
     
25.49
     
83,797
     
18.18
     
39,569
     
10.19
 
Non-interest-bearing demand accounts
   
131,014
     
25.86
     
103,422
     
22.44
     
59,351
     
15.29
 
NOW accounts
   
49,262
     
9.72
     
41,365
     
8.98
     
31,045
     
8.00
 
Money market
   
88,181
     
17.41
     
74,637
     
16.20
     
74,934
     
19.31
 
                                                   
Total transaction accounts
   
397,587
     
78.48
     
303,221
     
65.80
     
204,899
     
52.79
 
                                                   
Total deposits
 
$
506,596
     
100.00
%
 
$
460,810
     
100.00
%
 
$
388,164
     
100.00
%

The following table shows the average balance of each type of deposit and the average rate paid on each type of deposit for the periods indicated.

   
Year Ended June 30,
 
   
2021
   
2020
   
2019
 
               
Average
               
Average
               
Average
 
   
Average
   
Interest
   
Rate
   
Average
   
Interest
   
Rate
   
Average
   
Interest
   
Rate
 
   
Balance
   
Expense
   
Paid
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