10-Q 1 t1701364_10q.htm FORM 10-Q

 

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

  

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

 

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

 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2017

 

Commission file number 001-34096

 

 

 

BRIDGE BANCORP, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

  

 

 

NEW YORK 11-2934195
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization) (IRS Employer Identification Number)
   
2200 MONTAUK HIGHWAY, BRIDGEHAMPTON, NEW YORK 11932
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (631) 537-1000

 

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 Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) 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, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

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

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

 

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

 

There were 19,703,865 shares of common stock outstanding as of April 28, 2017.

 

 

   

 

  

BRIDGE BANCORP, INC.

 

PART I FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
     
Item 1. Financial Statements 3
     
  Consolidated Balance Sheets as of March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016   3
     
  Consolidated Statements of Income for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2017 and 2016   4
     
  Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2017 and 2016   5
     
  Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2017 and 2016   6
     
  Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2017 and 2016   7
     
  Condensed Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements   8
     
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations 34
     
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk 45
     
Item 4. Controls and Procedures 47
     
PART II OTHER INFORMATION  
     
Item 1. Legal Proceedings 47
     
Item 1A. Risk Factors 47
     
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds 47
     
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities 47
     
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures 47
     
Item 5. Other Information 47
     
Item 6. Exhibits 48
     
Signatures   48

 

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Item 1. Financial Statements

BRIDGE BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited)

(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

   March 31,   December 31, 
   2017   2016 
ASSETS          
Cash and due from banks  $47,541   $102,280 
Interest earning deposits with banks   23,423    11,558 
Total cash and cash equivalents   70,964    113,838 
           
Securities available for sale, at fair value   823,515    819,722 
Securities held to maturity (fair value of $214,622 and $222,878, respectively)   214,961    223,237 
Total securities   1,038,476    1,042,959 
           
Securities, restricted   35,249    34,743 
           
Loans held for investment   2,657,519    2,600,440 
Allowance for loan losses   (26,618)   (25,904)
Loans, net   2,630,901    2,574,536 
           
Premises and equipment, net   35,124    35,263 
Accrued interest receivable   10,259    10,233 
Goodwill   105,950    105,950 
Other intangible assets   5,649    5,824 
Prepaid pension   7,112    7,070 
Bank owned life insurance   85,803    85,243 
Other assets   39,491    38,911 
Total Assets  $4,064,978   $4,054,570 
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY          
Demand deposits  $1,087,434   $1,151,268 
Savings, NOW and money market deposits   1,685,546    1,568,009 
Certificates of deposit of $100,000 or more   131,193    126,198 
Other time deposits   78,694    80,534 
Total deposits   2,982,867    2,926,009 
           
Federal funds purchased   50,000    100,000 
Federal Home Loan Bank advances   491,177    496,684 
Repurchase agreements   707    674 
Subordinated debentures, net   78,537    78,502 
Junior subordinated debentures, net   -    15,244 
Other liabilities and accrued expenses   32,232    29,470 
Total Liabilities   3,635,520    3,646,583 
           
Commitments and Contingencies   -    - 
           
Stockholders' equity:          
Preferred stock, par value $.01 per share (2,000,000 shares authorized; none issued)   -    - 
Common stock, par value $.01 per share (40,000,000 shares authorized; 19,698,265 and 19,106,246 shares  issued, respectively; and 19,697,657 and 19,100,389 shares outstanding, respectively)   197    191 
Surplus   344,842    329,427 
Retained earnings   96,224    91,594 
Treasury stock at cost, 608 and 5,857 shares, respectively   (22)   (161)
    441,241    421,051 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of income tax   (11,783)   (13,064)
Total Stockholders' Equity   429,458    407,987 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity  $4,064,978   $4,054,570 

 

See accompanying condensed notes to the Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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BRIDGE BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Income (unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

 

   Three Months Ended 
   March 31, 
   2017   2016 
Interest income:          
Loans (including fee income)  $29,383   $27,949 
Mortgage-backed securities, CMOs and other asset-backed securities   3,817    3,849 
U.S. GSE securities   300    356 
State and municipal obligations   995    894 
Corporate bonds   290    277 
Deposits with banks   46    37 
Other interest and dividend income   386    245 
Total interest income   35,217    33,607 
           
Interest expense:          
Savings, NOW and money market deposits   1,551    1,278 
Certificates of deposit of $100,000 or more   379    215 
Other time deposits   178    194 
Federal funds purchased and repurchase agreements   316    185 
Federal Home Loan Bank advances   1,149    827 
Subordinated debentures   1,135    1,135 
Junior subordinated debentures   48    341 
Total interest expense   4,756    4,175 
           
Net interest income   30,461    29,432 
Provision for loan losses   800    1,250 
Net interest income after provision for loan losses   29,661    28,182 
           
Non-interest income:          
Service charges on deposit accounts   1,179    1,073 
Fees for other customer services   871    919 
Net securities gains   -    66 
Title fee income   550    477 
BOLI income   560    371 
Other operating income   962    1,089 
Total non-interest income   4,122    3,995 
           
Non-interest expense:          
Salaries and employee benefits   11,304    10,537 
Occupancy and equipment   3,398    2,924 
Technology and communications   1,335    1,085 
Marketing and advertising   911    757 
Professional services   781    1,008 
FDIC assessments   311    508 
Acquisition costs   -    (270)
Amortization of other intangible assets   279    676 
Other operating expenses   1,977    1,682 
Total non-interest expense   20,296    18,907 
           
Income before income taxes   13,487    13,270 
Income tax expense   4,316    4,644 
Net income  $9,171   $8,626 
Basic earnings per share  $0.47   $0.49 
Diluted earnings per share  $0.47   $0.49 

 

See accompanying condensed notes to the Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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BRIDGE BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

   For the 
   Three Months Ended 
   March 31, 
   2017   2016 
Net income  $9,171   $8,626 
Other comprehensive income:          
Change in unrealized net gains on securities available for sale, net  of reclassifications and deferred income taxes   1,010    5,757 
Adjustment to pension liability, net of reclassifications and deferred  income taxes   97    61 
Unrealized gains (losses) on cash flow hedges, net of reclassifications and  deferred income taxes   174    (1,053)
Total other comprehensive income   1,281    4,765 
Comprehensive income  $10,452   $13,391 

 

See accompanying condensed notes to the Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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BRIDGE BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity (unaudited)

(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

 

   Common
Stock
   Surplus   Retained
Earnings
   Treasury
Stock
   Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Loss
   Total 
Balance at January 1, 2017  $191   $329,427   $91,594   $(161)  $(13,064)  $407,987 
Net income             9,171              9,171 
Shares issued under the dividend reinvestment plan        222                   222 
Shares issued for trust preferred securities conversions (529,292 shares)   5    14,944                   14,949 
Stock awards granted and distributed   1    (374)        373         - 
Stock awards forfeited        13         (13)        - 
Repurchase of surrendered stock from vesting of restricted stock awards                  (221)        (221)
Share based compensation expense        610                   610 
Cash dividend declared, $0.23 per share             (4,541)             (4,541)
Other comprehensive income, net of deferred income taxes                       1,281    1,281 
Balance at March 31, 2017  $197   $344,842   $96,224   $(22)  $(11,783)  $429,458 

 

   Common
Stock
   Surplus   Retained
Earnings
   Treasury
Stock
   Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Loss
   Total 
Balance at January 1, 2016  $174   $278,333   $72,243   $-   $(9,622)  $341,128 
Net income             8,626              8,626 
Shares issued under the dividend reinvestment plan        221                   221 
Stock awards granted and distributed   1    (11)        10         - 
Stock awards forfeited        50         (50)        - 
Repurchase of surrendered stock from vesting of restricted stock awards                  (291)        (291)
Share based compensation expense        506                   506 
Cash dividend declared, $0.23 per share             (4,017)             (4,017)
Other comprehensive income, net of deferred income taxes                       4,765    4,765 
Balance at March 31, 2016  $175   $279,099   $76,852   $(331)  $(4,857)  $350,938 

 

See accompanying condensed notes to the Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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BRIDGE BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

   Three Months Ended 
   March 31, 
   2017   2016 
Cash flows from operating activities:          
Net income  $9,171   $8,626 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:          
Provision for loan losses   800    1,250 
Depreciation and (accretion)   (1,390)   (1,294)
Net amortization on securities   1,692    1,464 
Increase in cash surrender value of bank owned life insurance   (560)   (371)
Amortization of intangible assets   279    676 
Share based compensation expense   610    506 
Net securities gains   -    (66)
Increase in accrued interest receivable   (26)   (712)
Small Business Administration ("SBA") loans originated for sale   (5,644)   (1,170)
Proceeds from sale of the guaranteed portion of SBA loans   6,303    1,310 
Gain on sale of the guaranteed portion of SBA loans   (543)   (114)
(Increase) decrease in other assets   (836)   1,360 
Decrease in accrued expenses and other liabilities   (336)   (2,126)
Net cash provided by operating activities   9,520    9,339 
           
Cash flows from investing activities:          
Purchases of securities available for sale   (30,421)   (145,053)
Purchases of securities, restricted   (246,765)   (23,445)
Purchases of securities held to maturity   (1,012)   (21,329)
Proceeds from sales of securities available for sale   -    28,705 
Redemption of securities, restricted   246,259    23,368 
Maturities, calls and principal payments of securities available for sale   29,945    46,817 
Maturities, calls and principal payments of securities held to maturity   8,975    11,185 
Net increase in loans   (55,171)   (76,145)
Proceeds from sales of other real estate owned, net   -    278 
Purchase of premises and equipment   (809)   (960)
Net cash used in investing activities   (48,999)   (156,579)
           
Cash flows from financing activities:          
Net increase in deposits   56,874    97,110 
Net (decrease) increase in federal funds purchased   (50,000)   15,000 
Net (decrease) increase in Federal Home Loan Bank advances   (5,410)   1,793 
Repayment of junior subordinated debentures   (352)   - 
Net increase in repurchase agreements   33    74 
Net proceeds from issuance of common stock   222    221 
Repurchase of surrendered stock from vesting of restricted stock awards   (221)   (291)
Cash dividends paid   (4,541)   (4,017)
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities   (3,395)   109,890 
           
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents   (42,874)   (37,350)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   113,838    104,558 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period  $70,964   $67,208 
           
Supplemental Information-Cash Flows:          
Cash paid for:          
Interest  $6,008   $5,251 
Income tax  $-   $1,970 
           
Noncash investing and financing activities:          
Securities which settled in the subsequent period  $3,080   $5,400 
Conversion of junior subordinated debentures  $15,350   $- 

 

See accompanying condensed notes to the Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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BRIDGE BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONDENSED NOTES TO THE CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(unaudited)

 

1. BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

Bridge Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) is a bank holding company incorporated under the laws of the State of New York. The Company’s business currently consists of the operations of its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Bridgehampton National Bank (the “Bank”). The Bank’s operations include its real estate investment trust subsidiary, Bridgehampton Community, Inc.; a financial title insurance subsidiary, Bridge Abstract LLC (“Bridge Abstract”); and an investment services subsidiary, Bridge Financial Services, Inc. (“Bridge Financial Services”). In addition to the Bank, the Company has another subsidiary, Bridge Statutory Capital Trust II (“the Trust”), which was formed in 2009 and sold $16.0 million of 8.5% cumulative convertible trust preferred securities (“TPS”) in a private placement to accredited investors. In accordance with accounting guidance, the Trust is not consolidated in the Company’s financial statements. The TPS were redeemed effective January 18, 2017.

 

The accompanying Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements, which include the accounts of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary, the Bank, have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) for interim financial information and with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 10 of Regulation S-X. The Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements included herein reflect all normal recurring adjustments that are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair presentation of the results for the interim periods presented. In preparing the interim financial statements, management has made estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expense during the reported periods. Such estimates are subject to change in the future as additional information becomes available or previously existing circumstances are modified. Actual future results could differ significantly from those estimates. The annualized results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2017 are not necessarily indicative of the results of operations that may be expected for the entire fiscal year. Certain information and note disclosures normally included in the financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been condensed or omitted pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Certain reclassifications have been made to prior year amounts, and the related discussion and analysis, to conform to the current year presentation. These reclassifications did not have an impact on net income or total stockholders’ equity. The Unaudited Consolidated Financial Statements should be read in conjunction with the Audited Consolidated Financial Statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016.

 

2. EARNINGS PER SHARE

 

Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification (“FASB ASC”) No. 260-10-45 addresses whether instruments granted in share-based payment transactions are participating securities prior to vesting and, therefore, need to be included in the earnings allocation in computing earnings per share (“EPS”).  The restricted stock awards and certain restricted stock units granted by the Company contain non-forfeitable rights to dividends and therefore are considered participating securities.  The two-class method for calculating basic EPS excludes dividends paid to participating securities and any undistributed earnings attributable to participating securities.

 

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The following table presents the computation of EPS for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016:

 

   Three months ended, 
   March 31, 
(In thousands, except per share data)  2017   2016 
Net income  $9,171   $8,626 
Dividends paid on and earnings allocated to participating securities   (178)   (170)
Income attributable to common stock  $8,993   $8,456 
           
Weighted average common shares outstanding, including participating securities   19,669    17,479 
Weighted average participating securities   (392)   (353)
Weighted average common shares outstanding   19,277    17,126 
Basic earnings per common share  $0.47   $0.49 
           
Income attributable to common stock  $8,993   $8,456 
           
Weighted average common shares outstanding   19,277    17,126 
Incremental shares from assumed conversions of options and restricted stock units   19    11 
Weighted average common and equivalent shares outstanding   19,296    17,137 
Diluted earnings per common share  $0.47   $0.49 

 

There were no stock options outstanding at March 31, 2017. There were no stock options that were antidilutive for the three months ended March 31, 2016. There were 19,957 and 24,814 restricted stock units that were antidilutive for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively. The $16.0 million in trust preferred securities outstanding at March 31, 2016 were not included in the computation of diluted EPS for the three months ended March 31, 2016 because the assumed conversion of the trust preferred securities was antidilutive during that period. The trust preferred securities were redeemed effective January 18, 2017.

 

3. STOCK BASED COMPENSATION PLANS

 

The Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors determines restricted stock awarded under the Bridge Bancorp, Inc. Equity Incentive Plan (“Plan”) and the Company accounts for this Plan under FASB ASC No. 718. The Company’s 2012 Stock-Based Incentive Plan provides for the grant of stock-based and other incentive awards to officers, employees and directors of the Company.

 

The following table summarizes the status of the Company’s unvested restricted stock as of and for the three months ended March 31, 2017:

 

       Weighted 
       Average Grant-Date 
   Shares   Fair Value 
Unvested, January 1, 2017   301,991   $24.59 
Granted   68,981   $35.68 
Vested   (37,702)  $21.59 
Forfeited   (550)  $24.82 
Unvested, March 31, 2017   332,720   $27.23 

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2017, restricted stock awards of 68,981 shares were granted. Of the 68,981 shares granted, 31,860 shares vest over seven years with a third vesting after years five, six and seven, 25,396 shares vest over five years with a third vesting after years three, four and five, 8,270 shares vest ratably over three years, and 3,455 shares vest over six months. During the three months ended March 31, 2016, restricted stock awards of 63,709 shares were granted. Of the 63,709 shares granted, 36,000 shares vest over seven years with a third vesting after years five, six and seven, 27,209 shares vest over five years with a third vesting after years three, four and five, and 500 shares vest ratably over three years. Compensation expense attributable to restricted stock awards was $413,000 and $351,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

 

Effective in 2015, the Board revised the design of the Long Term Incentive Plan (“LTI Plan”) for Named Executive Officers to

 

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include performance based awards. The LTI Plan includes 60% performance vested awards based on 3-year relative Total Shareholder Return to the proxy peer group and 40% time vested awards. The awards are in the form of restricted stock units which cliff vest after five years and require an additional two year holding period before being delivered in shares of common stock. The Company recorded expense of $69,000 and $40,000 in connection with these awards for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

 

In April 2009, the Company adopted a Directors Deferred Compensation Plan (“Directors Plan”). Under the Directors Plan, independent directors may elect to defer all or a portion of their annual retainer fee in the form of restricted stock units. In addition, directors receive a non-election retainer in the form of restricted stock units. These restricted stock units vest ratably over one year and have dividend rights but no voting rights. In connection with the Directors Plan, the Company recorded expense of $128,000 and $115,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

 

4. SECURITIES

 

The following tables summarize the amortized cost and estimated fair value of the available for sale and held to maturity investment securities portfolio at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016 and the corresponding amounts of unrealized gains and losses therein:

 

   March 31, 2017 
       Gross   Gross   Estimated 
   Amortized   Unrealized   Unrealized   Fair 
(In thousands)  Cost   Gains   Losses   Value 
Available for sale:                    
U.S. GSE securities  $64,993   $-   $(1,160)  $63,833 
State and municipal obligations   116,222    469    (960)   115,731 
U.S. GSE residential mortgage-backed securities   182,139    41    (2,358)   179,822 
U.S. GSE residential collateralized mortgage obligations   356,471    217    (5,200)   351,488 
U.S. GSE commercial mortgage-backed securities   6,296    25    (37)   6,284 
U.S. GSE commercial collateralized mortgage obligations   54,370    3    (1,028)   53,345 
Other asset backed securities   24,250    -    (1,455)   22,795 
Corporate bonds   32,000    -    (1,783)   30,217 
Total available for sale   836,741    755    (13,981)   823,515 
                     
Held to maturity:                    
State and municipal obligations   65,064    1,274    (87)   66,251 
U.S. GSE residential mortgage-backed securities   12,973    -    (285)   12,688 
U.S. GSE residential collateralized mortgage obligations   59,590    338    (586)   59,342 
U.S. GSE commercial mortgage-backed securities   28,595    98    (495)   28,198 
U.S. GSE commercial collateralized mortgage obligations   37,739    30    (659)   37,110 
Corporate bonds   11,000    33    -    11,033 
Total held to maturity   214,961    1,773    (2,112)   214,622 
Total securities  $1,051,702   $2,528   $(16,093)  $1,038,137 

 

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   December 31, 2016 
       Gross   Gross   Estimated 
   Amortized   Unrealized   Unrealized   Fair 
(In thousands)  Cost   Gains   Losses   Value 
Available for sale:                    
U.S. GSE securities  $64,993   $-   $(1,344)  $63,649 
State and municipal obligations   117,292    212    (1,339)   116,165 
U.S. GSE residential mortgage-backed securities   160,446    16    (2,414)   158,048 
U.S. GSE residential collateralized mortgage obligations   373,098    149    (5,736)   367,511 
U.S. GSE commercial mortgage-backed securities   6,337    6    (36)   6,307 
U.S. GSE commercial collateralized mortgage obligations   56,148    -    (956)   55,192 
Other asset backed securities   24,250    -    (1,697)   22,553 
Corporate bonds   32,000    -    (1,703)   30,297 
Total available for sale   834,564    383    (15,225)   819,722 
                     
Held to maturity:                    
State and municipal obligations   66,666    1,085    (130)   67,621 
U.S. GSE residential mortgage-backed securities   13,443    -    (287)   13,156 
U.S. GSE residential collateralized mortgage obligations   61,639    352    (552)   61,439 
U.S. GSE commercial mortgage-backed securities   28,772    136    (509)   28,399 
U.S. GSE commercial collateralized mortgage obligations   41,717    93    (573)   41,237 
Corporate bonds   11,000    26    -    11,026 
Total held to maturity   223,237    1,692    (2,051)   222,878 
Total securities  $1,057,801   $2,075   $(17,276)  $1,042,600 

 

The following table summarizes the amortized cost and estimated fair value by contractual maturity of the available for sale and held to maturity investment securities portfolio at March 31, 2017. Expected maturities will differ from contractual maturities because borrowers may have the right to call or prepay obligations with or without call or prepayment penalties.

 

   March 31, 2017 
       Estimated 
(In thousands)  Amortized Cost   Fair Value 
Maturity          
Available for sale:          
 Within one year  $10,591   $10,591 
 One to five years   86,316    85,639 
 Five to ten years   147,617    144,678 
 Beyond ten years   592,217    582,607 
Total  $836,741   $823,515 
           
Held to maturity:          
 Within one year  $19,276   $19,307 
 One to five years   36,138    36,210 
 Five to ten years   56,800    57,517 
 Beyond ten years   102,747    101,588 
Total  $214,961   $214,622 

 

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The following tables summarize securities with gross unrealized losses at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, aggregated by category and length of time that individual securities have been in a continuous unrealized loss position:

 

   March 31, 2017 
   Less than 12 months   Greater than 12 months 
   Estimated   Gross   Estimated   Gross 
   Fair   Unrealized   Fair   Unrealized 
(In thousands)  Value   Losses   Value   Losses 
Available for sale:                    
 U.S. GSE securities  $63,833   $(1,160)  $-   $- 
 State and municipal obligations   67,719    (945)   751    (15)
 U.S. GSE residential mortgage-backed securities   153,469    (2,352)   238    (6)
 U.S. GSE residential collateralized mortgage obligations   284,303    (4,556)   23,390    (644)
 U.S. GSE commercial mortgage-backed securities   2,556    (37)   -    - 
 U.S. GSE commercial collateralized mortgage obligations   41,896    (790)   9,341    (238)
 Other asset backed securities   -    -    22,795    (1,455)
 Corporate bonds   8,432    (568)   21,785    (1,215)
Total available for sale   622,208    (10,408)   78,300    (3,573)
                     
Held to maturity:                    
 State and municipal obligations   20,480    (87)   -    - 
 U.S. GSE residential mortgage-backed securities   12,688    (285)   -    - 
 U.S. GSE residential collateralized mortgage obligations   39,134    (500)   3,733    (86)
 U.S. GSE commercial mortgage-backed securities   12,847    (255)   5,782    (240)
 U.S. GSE commercial collateralized mortgage obligations   17,447    (307)   8,579    (352)
 Corporate bonds   -    -    -    - 
Total held to maturity  $102,596   $(1,434)  $18,094   $(678)

 

   December 31, 2016 
   Less than 12 months   Greater than 12 months 
   Estimated   Gross   Estimated   Gross 
   Fair   Unrealized   Fair   Unrealized 
(In thousands)  Value   Losses   Value   Losses 
Available for sale:                    
 U.S. GSE securities  $63,649   $(1,344)  $-   $- 
 State and municipal obligations   78,883    (1,338)   240    (1)
 U.S. GSE residential mortgage-backed securities   140,514    (2,409)   241    (5)
 U.S. GSE residential collateralized mortgage obligations   319,197    (5,221)   15,627    (515)
 U.S. GSE commercial mortgage-backed securities   2,573    (36)   -    - 
 U.S. GSE commercial collateralized mortgage obligations   48,901    (886)   6,292    (70)
 Other asset backed securities   -    -    22,552    (1,697)
 Corporate bonds   17,834    (1,166)   12,463    (537)
Total available for sale   671,551    (12,400)   57,415    (2,825)
                     
Held to maturity:                    
 State and municipal obligations   21,867    (130)   -    - 
 U.S. GSE residential mortgage-backed securities   13,156    (287)   -    - 
 U.S. GSE residential collateralized mortgage obligations   31,297    (455)   3,873    (97)
 U.S. GSE commercial mortgage-backed securities   12,860    (286)   5,877    (223)
 U.S. GSE commercial collateralized mortgage obligations   22,666    (372)   3,790    (201)
 Corporate bonds   -    -    -    - 
Total held to maturity  $101,846   $(1,530)  $13,540   $(521)

 

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Other-Than-Temporary Impairment

 

Management evaluates securities for other-than-temporary impairment (“OTTI”) quarterly and more frequently when economic or market conditions warrant. The investment securities portfolio is evaluated for OTTI by segregating the portfolio into two general segments and applying the appropriate OTTI model. Investment securities classified as available for sale or held to maturity are generally evaluated for OTTI under FASB ASC 320, “Accounting for Certain Investments in Debt and Equity Securities”. In determining OTTI under the FASB ASC 320 model, management considers many factors, including: (1) the length of time and the extent to which the fair value has been less than cost, (2) the financial condition and near term prospects of the issuer, (3) whether the market decline was affected by macroeconomic conditions, and (4) whether the Company has the intent to sell the debt security or more likely than not will be required to sell the debt security before its anticipated recovery. If either of the criteria regarding intent or requirement to sell is met, the entire difference between amortized cost and fair value is recognized as impairment through earnings. For debt securities that do not meet these criteria, the amount of impairment is split into two components: (1) OTTI related to credit loss, which must be recognized in the income statement and (2) OTTI related to other factors, which is recognized in other comprehensive income. The credit loss is defined as the difference between the present value of the cash flows expected to be collected and the amortized cost basis. The assessment of whether an other-than-temporary decline exists involves a high degree of subjectivity and judgment and is based on the information available to management at a point in time.

 

At March 31, 2017, substantially all of the securities in an unrealized loss position had a fixed interest rate and the cause of the temporary impairment was directly related to changes in interest rates. The Company generally views changes in fair value caused by changes in interest rates as temporary, which is consistent with its experience. Other asset backed securities are comprised of student loan backed bonds which are guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Education for 97% to 100% of principal. Additionally, the bonds have credit support of 3% to 5% and have maintained their Aaa Moody’s rating during the time the Bank has owned them. None of the unrealized losses are related to credit losses. The Company does not have the intent to sell these securities and it is more likely than not that it will not be required to sell the securities before their anticipated recovery. Therefore, the Company does not consider these securities to be other-than-temporarily impaired at March 31, 2017.

 

There were no proceeds from sales of securities for the three months ended the March 31, 2017. There were $28.7 million of proceeds from sales of securities with gross gains of approximately $0.3 million and gross losses of approximately $0.2 million realized for the three months ended March 31, 2016. Proceeds from calls of securities were $0.2 million and $30.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

 

Securities having a fair value of $628.0 million and $570.1 million at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively, were pledged to secure public deposits and Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) and Federal Reserve Bank (“FRB”) overnight borrowings. The Company did not hold any trading securities during the three months ended March 31, 2017 or the year ended December 31, 2016.

 

The Bank is a member of the FHLB of New York. Members are required to own a particular amount of stock based on the level of borrowings and other factors, and may invest in additional amounts. The Bank is a member of the Atlantic Central Banker’s Bank (“ACBB”) and is required to own ACBB stock. The Bank is also a member of the FRB system and required to own FRB stock. FHLB, ACBB and FRB stock is carried at cost and periodically evaluated for impairment based on ultimate recovery of par value. Both cash and stock dividends are reported as income. The Bank owned $35.2 million and $34.7 million in FHLB, ACBB and FRB stock at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively. These amounts were reported as restricted securities in the consolidated balance sheets.

 

5. FAIR VALUE

 

FASB ASC No. 820-10 defines fair value as the exchange price that would be received for an asset or paid to transfer a liability (exit price) in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants on the measurement date. FASB ASC 820-10 also establishes a fair value hierarchy which requires an entity to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value. The standard describes three levels of inputs that may be used to measure fair values:

 

Level 1: Quoted prices (unadjusted) for identical assets or liabilities in active markets that the entity has the ability to access as of the measurement date.

 

Level 2: Significant other 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.

 

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Level 3: Significant unobservable inputs that reflect a reporting entity’s own assumptions about the assumptions that market participants would use in pricing an asset or liability.

 

The following tables summarize assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis:

 

   March 31, 2017 
       Fair Value Measurements Using: 
           Significant     
       Quoted Prices In   Other   Significant 
       Active Markets for   Observable   Unobservable 
   Carrying   Identical Assets   Inputs   Inputs 
(In thousands)  Value   (Level 1)   (Level 2)   (Level 3) 
Financial assets:                    
Available for sale securities:                 
 U.S. GSE securities  $63,833       $63,833     
 State and municipal obligations   115,731         115,731      
 U.S. GSE residential mortgage-backed securities   179,822         179,822      
 U.S. GSE residential collateralized mortgage obligations   351,488         351,488      
 U.S. GSE commercial mortgage-backed securities   6,284         6,284      
 U.S. GSE commercial collateralized mortgage obligations   53,345         53,345      
 Other asset backed securities   22,795         22,795      
 Corporate bonds   30,217         30,217      
 Total available for sale securities  $823,515        $823,515      
Derivatives  $2,752        $2,752      
                     
Financial liabilities:                    
Derivatives  $1,611        $1,611      
                     
   December 31, 2016 
       Fair Value Measurements Using: 
           Significant     
       Quoted Prices In   Other   Significant 
       Active Markets for   Observable   Unobservable 
   Carrying   Identical Assets   Inputs   Inputs 
(In thousands)  Value   (Level 1)   (Level 2)   (Level 3) 
Financial assets:                  
Available for sale securities:                    
U.S. GSE securities  $63,649        $63,649      
State and municipal obligations   116,165         116,165      
U.S. GSE residential mortgage-backed securities   158,048         158,048      
U.S. GSE residential collateralized mortgage obligations   367,511         367,511      
U.S. GSE commercial mortgage-backed securities   6,307         6,307      
U.S. GSE commercial collateralized mortgage obligations   55,192         55,192      
Other asset backed securities   22,553         22,553      
Corporate bonds   30,297         30,297      
Total available for sale securities  $819,722        $819,722      
Derivatives  $2,510        $2,510      
                     
Financial liabilities:                    
Derivatives  $1,670        $1,670      

 

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The following tables summarize assets measured at fair value on a non-recurring basis:

 

   March 31, 2017 
       Fair Value Measurements Using: 
           Significant     
       Quoted Prices In   Other   Significant 
       Active Markets for   Observable   Unobservable 
   Carrying   Identical Assets   Inputs   Inputs 
(In thousands)  Value   (Level 1)   (Level 2)   (Level 3) 
Impaired loans  $58           $58 
     
   December 31, 2016 
       Fair Value Measurements Using: 
           Significant     
       Quoted Prices In   Other   Significant 
       Active Markets for   Observable   Unobservable 
   Carrying   Identical Assets   Inputs   Inputs 
(In thousands)  Value   (Level 1)   (Level 2)   (Level 3) 
Impaired loans  $64           $64 

 

Impaired loans with an allocated allowance for loan losses at March 31, 2017 had a carrying amount of $0.06 million, which is made up of the outstanding balance of $0.06 million, net of a valuation allowance of $0.004 million. This resulted in an additional provision for loan losses of $0.004 million that is included in the amount reported on the Consolidated Statements of Income. Impaired loans with an allocated allowance for loan losses at December 31, 2016 had a carrying amount of $0.06 million, which is made up of the outstanding balance of $0.07 million, net of a valuation allowance of $0.01 million. This resulted in an additional provision for loan losses of $0.01 million that is included in the amount reported on the Consolidated Statements of Income.

 

There was no other real estate owned at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016. Accordingly, there was no additional provision for loan losses included in the amount reported on the Consolidated Statements of Income.

 

The Company used the following methods and assumptions in estimating the fair value of its financial instruments:

 

Cash and Due from Banks and Federal Funds Sold: Carrying amounts approximate fair value, since these instruments are either payable on demand or have short-term maturities and as such are classified as Level 1.

 

Securities Available for Sale and Held to Maturity: If available, the estimated fair values are based on independent dealer quotations on nationally recognized securities exchanges and are classified as Level 1. For securities where quoted prices are not available, fair value is based on matrix pricing, which is a mathematical technique widely used in the industry to value debt securities without relying exclusively on quoted prices for the specific securities but rather by relying on the securities’ relationship to other benchmark quoted securities resulting in a Level 2 classification.

 

Restricted Securities: It is not practicable to determine the fair value of FHLB, ACBB and FRB stock due to restrictions placed on transferability.

 

Derivatives: Represents interest rate swaps for which the estimated fair values are based on valuation models using observable market data as of the measurement date resulting in a Level 2 classification.

 

Loans: The estimated fair values of real estate mortgage loans and other loans receivable are based on discounted cash flow calculations that use available market benchmarks when establishing discount factors for the types of loans resulting in a Level 3 classification. Exceptions may be made for adjustable rate loans with resets of one year or less, which would be discounted straight to their rate index plus or minus an appropriate spread. All nonaccrual loans are carried at their current fair value. The methods utilized to estimate the fair value of loans do not necessarily represent an exit price and therefore, while permissible for presentation purposes under FASB ASC 825-10, do not conform to FASB ASC 820-10.

 

Impaired Loans and Other Real Estate Owned: For impaired loans, the Company evaluates the fair value of the loan in accordance with current accounting guidance.  For loans that are collateral dependent, the fair value of the collateral is used to determine the fair value of the loan. The fair value of the collateral is determined based on recent appraised values. The fair value of other real estate owned is also evaluated in accordance with current accounting guidance and determined based on recent appraised values less the estimated cost to sell. These appraisals may utilize a single valuation approach or a combination of approaches including comparable

 

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sales and the income approach. Adjustments are routinely made in the appraisal process by the independent appraisers to adjust for differences between the comparable sales and income data available. Adjustments may relate to location, square footage, condition, amenities, market rate of leases as well as timing of comparable sales. All appraisals undergo a second review process to insure that the methodology employed and the values derived are reasonable. The fair value of the loan is compared to the carrying value to determine if any write-down or specific reserve is required. Impaired loans are evaluated quarterly for additional impairment and adjusted accordingly.

 

Appraisals for collateral-dependent impaired loans are performed by certified general appraisers (for commercial properties) or certified residential appraisers (for residential properties) whose qualifications and licenses have been reviewed and verified by the Company. Once received, the Credit Department reviews the assumptions and approaches utilized in the appraisal as well as the overall resulting fair value in comparison with independent data sources such as recent market data or industry-wide statistics. On a quarterly basis, the Company compares the actual sale price of collateral that has been sold to the most recent appraised value to determine what additional adjustments should be made to appraisal values to arrive at fair value. Management also considers the appraisal values for commercial properties associated with current loan origination activity. Collectively, this information is reviewed to help assess current trends in commercial property values. For each collateral dependent impaired loan, management considers information that relates to the type of commercial property to determine if such properties may have appreciated or depreciated in value since the date of the most recent appraisal. Adjustments to fair value are made only when the analysis indicates a probable decline in collateral values. Adjustments made in the appraisal process are not deemed material to the overall consolidated financial statements given the level of impaired loans measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis.

 

Deposits: The estimated fair values of certificates of deposit are based on discounted cash flow calculations that use a replacement cost of funds approach to establishing discount rates for certificate of deposit maturities resulting in a Level 2 classification. Stated value is fair value for all other deposits resulting in a Level 1 classification.

 

Borrowed Funds: Represents federal funds purchased, repurchase agreements and FHLB advances for which the estimated fair values are based on discounted cash flow calculations that use a replacement cost of funds approach to establishing discount rates for funding maturities resulting in a Level 1 classification for overnight federal funds purchased, repurchase agreements and FHLB advances and a Level 2 classification for all other maturity terms.

 

Subordinated Debentures: The estimated fair value is derived using discounted cash flow methodology based on a spread to the London Interbank Offered Rate (“LIBOR”) curve at the time of issuance and assuming the debt was issued at par resulting in a Level 3 classification.

 

Junior Subordinated Debentures: The estimated fair value is based on estimates using market data for similarly risk weighted items and takes into consideration the convertible features of the debentures into Company common stock which is an unobservable input resulting in a Level 3 classification.

 

Accrued Interest Receivable and Payable: For these short-term instruments, the carrying amount is a reasonable estimate of the fair value resulting in a Level 1, 2 or 3 classification consistent with the underlying asset or liability the interest is associated with.

 

Off-Balance-Sheet Liabilities: The fair value of off-balance-sheet commitments to extend credit is estimated using fees currently charged to enter into similar agreements. The fair value is immaterial as of March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016.

 

Fair value estimates are made at specific points in time and are based on existing on-and off-balance sheet financial instruments. These estimates are subjective in nature and dependent on a number of significant assumptions associated with each financial instrument or group of financial instruments, including estimates of discount rates, risks associated with specific financial instruments, estimates of future cash flows, and relevant available market information. Changes in assumptions could significantly affect the estimates. In addition, fair value estimates do not reflect the value of anticipated future business, premiums or discounts that could result from offering for sale at one time the Company’s entire holdings of a particular financial instrument, or the tax consequences of realizing gains or losses on the sale of financial instruments.

 

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The following tables summarize the estimated fair values and recorded carrying amounts of the Company’s financial instruments at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016:

 

   March 31, 2017 
       Fair Value Measurements Using:     
           Significant         
       Quoted Prices In   Other   Significant     
       Active Markets for   Observable   Unobservable   Total 
   Carrying   Identical Assets   Inputs   Inputs   Fair 
(In thousands)  Amount   (Level 1)   (Level 2)   (Level 3)   Value 
Financial assets:                         
 Cash and due from banks  $47,541   $47,541   $-   $-   $47,541 
 Interest bearing deposits with banks   23,423    23,423    -    -    23,423 
 Securities available for sale   823,515    -    823,515    -    823,515 
 Securities restricted   35,249     n/a      n/a      n/a      n/a  
 Securities held to maturity   214,961    -    214,622    -    214,622 
 Loans, net   2,630,901    -    -    2,593,409    2,593,409 
 Derivatives   2,752    -    2,752    -    2,752 
 Accrued interest receivable   10,259    -    4,008    6,251    10,259 
                          
Financial liabilities:                         
 Certificates of deposit   209,887    -    209,304    -    209,304 
 Demand and other deposits   2,772,980    2,772,980    -    -    2,772,980 
 Federal funds purchased   50,000    50,000    -    -    50,000 
 Federal Home Loan Bank advances   491,177    43,000    447,354    -    490,354 
 Repurchase agreements   707    -    707    -    707 
 Subordinated debentures   78,537    -    -    78,048    78,048 
 Junior subordinated debentures   -    -    -    -    - 
 Derivatives   1,611    -    1,611    -    1,611 
 Accrued interest payable   550    -    538    12    550 
     
   December 31, 2016 
       Fair Value Measurements Using:     
           Significant         
       Quoted Prices In   Other   Significant     
       Active Markets for   Observable   Unobservable   Total 
   Carrying   Identical Assets   Inputs   Inputs   Fair 
(In thousands)  Amount   (Level 1)   (Level 2)   (Level 3)   Value 
Financial assets:                         
 Cash and due from banks  $102,280   $102,280   $-   $-   $102,280 
 Interest bearing deposits with banks   11,558    11,558    -    -    11,558 
 Securities available for sale   819,722    -    819,722    -    819,722 
 Securities restricted   34,743     n/a      n/a      n/a     n/a 
 Securities held to maturity   223,237    -    222,878    -    222,878 
 Loans, net   2,574,536    -    -    2,542,395    2,542,395 
 Derivatives   2,510    -    2,510    -    2,510 
 Accrued interest receivable   10,233    -    3,480    6,753    10,233 
                          
Financial liabilities:                         
 Certificates of deposit   206,732    -    206,026    -    206,026 
 Demand and other deposits   2,719,277    2,719,277    -    -    2,719,277 
 Federal funds purchased   100,000    100,000    -    -    100,000 
 Federal Home Loan Bank advances   496,684    175,000    321,249    -    496,249 
 Repurchase agreements   674    -    674    -    674 
 Subordinated debentures   78,502    -    -    78,303    78,303 
 Junior subordinated debentures   15,244    -    -    15,258    15,258 
 Derivatives   1,670    -    1,670    -    1,670 
 Accrued interest payable   1,849    87    316    1,446    1,849 

 

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6. LOANS

 

The following table sets forth the major classifications of loans:

 

(In thousands)  March 31, 2017   December 31, 2016 
Commercial real estate mortgage loans  $1,030,094   $1,016,983 
Multi-family mortgage loans   535,295    518,146 
Residential real estate mortgage loans   443,062    439,653 
Commercial, industrial and agricultural loans   541,940    524,450 
Real estate construction and land loans   85,704    80,605 
Installment/consumer loans   16,863    16,368 
Total loans   2,652,958    2,596,205 
Net deferred loan costs and fees   4,561    4,235 
Total loans held for investment   2,657,519    2,600,440 
Allowance for loan losses   (26,618)   (25,904)
Net loans  $2,630,901   $2,574,536 

 

In June 2015, the Company completed the acquisition of Community National Bank (“CNB”) resulting in the addition of $729.4 million of acquired loans recorded at their fair value. There were approximately $438.3 million and $464.2 million of acquired CNB loans remaining as of March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively.

 

In February 2014, the Company completed the acquisition of FNBNY Bancorp, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary First National Bank of New York (collectively “FNBNY”) resulting in the addition of $89.7 million of acquired loans recorded at their fair value. There were approximately $26.0 million and $26.5 million of acquired FNBNY loans remaining as of March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively.

 

Lending Risk

 

The principal business of the Bank is lending in commercial real estate mortgage loans, multi-family mortgage loans, residential real estate mortgage loans, construction loans, home equity loans, commercial, industrial and agricultural loans, land loans and consumer loans. The Bank considers its primary lending area to be Nassau and Suffolk Counties located on Long Island and the New York City boroughs. A substantial portion of the Bank’s loans are secured by real estate in these areas. Accordingly, the ultimate collectibility of the loan portfolio is susceptible to changes in market and economic conditions in this region.

 

Commercial Real Estate Mortgages

 

Loans in this classification include income producing investment properties and owner occupied real estate used for business purposes. The underlying properties are located largely in the Bank’s primary market area. The cash flows of the income producing investment properties are adversely impacted by a downturn in the economy as evidenced by increased vacancy rates, which in turn, will have an effect on credit quality. Generally, management seeks to obtain annual financial information for borrowers with loans in excess of $0.25 million in this category. In the case of owner-occupied real estate used for business purposes, a weakened economy and resultant decreased consumer and/or business spending will have an adverse effect on credit quality.

 

Multi-Family Mortgages

 

Loans in this classification include income producing residential investment properties of five or more families. The loans are usually made in areas with limited single family residences generating high demand for these facilities.  Loans are made to established owners with a proven and demonstrable record of strong performance. Loans are secured by a first mortgage lien on the subject property with a loan to value ratio generally not exceeding 75%. Repayment is derived generally from the rental income generated from the property and may be supplemented by the owners’ personal cash flow. Credit risk arises with an increase in vacancy rates, property mismanagement and the predominance of non-recourse loans that are customary in the industry. 

 

Residential Real Estate Mortgages and Home Equity Loans

 

Loans in these classifications are generally secured by owner-occupied residential real estate and repayment is dependent on the credit quality of the individual borrower. The overall health of the economy, including unemployment rates and housing prices, can have an effect on the credit quality in this loan class. The Bank generally does not originate loans with a loan-to-value ratio greater than 80% and does not grant subprime loans.

 

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Commercial, Industrial and Agricultural Loans

 

Loans in this classification are made to businesses and include term loans, lines of credit, senior secured loans to corporations, equipment financing and taxi medallion loans. Generally these loans are secured by assets of the business and repayment is expected from the cash flows of the business. A weakened economy, and resultant decreased consumer and/or business spending, will have an effect on the credit quality in this loan class.

 

Real Estate Construction and Land Loans

 

Loans in this classification primarily include land loans to local individuals, contractors and developers for developing the land for sale or for the purpose of making improvements thereon. Repayment is derived primarily from sale of the lots/units including any pre-sold units. Credit risk is affected by market conditions, time to sell at an adequate price and cost overruns. To a lesser extent this class includes commercial development projects that the Company finances, which in most cases require interest only during construction, and then convert to permanent financing. Construction delays, cost overruns, market conditions and the availability of permanent financing, to the extent such permanent financing is not being provided by the Bank, all affect the credit risk in this loan class.

 

Installment and Consumer Loans

 

Loans in this classification may be either secured or unsecured. Repayment is dependent on the credit quality of the individual borrower and, if applicable, sale of the collateral securing the loan, such as automobiles. Therefore, the overall health of the economy, including unemployment rates and housing prices, will have an effect on the credit quality in this loan class.

 

Credit Quality Indicators

 

The Company categorizes loans into risk categories of pass, special mention, substandard and doubtful based on relevant information about the ability of borrowers to service their debt including repayment patterns, probable incurred losses, past loss experience, current economic conditions, and various types of concentrations of credit. Assigned risk rating grades are continuously updated as new information is obtained. Loans risk rated special mention, substandard and doubtful are reviewed on a quarterly basis. The Company uses the following definitions for risk rating grades:

 

Pass: Loans classified as pass include current loans performing in accordance with contractual terms, pools of homogenous residential real estate and installment/consumer loans that are not individually risk rated and loans which do not exhibit certain risk factors that require greater than usual monitoring by management.

 

Special mention: Loans classified as special mention, while generally not delinquent, have potential weaknesses that deserve management's close attention. If left uncorrected, these potential weaknesses may result in deterioration of the repayment prospects for the loan or in the Bank's credit position at some future date.

 

Substandard: Loans classified as substandard have a well-defined weakness or weaknesses that jeopardize the liquidation of the debt. There is a distinct possibility that the Bank will sustain some loss if the deficiencies are not corrected.

 

Doubtful: Loans classified as doubtful have all the weaknesses inherent in a substandard loan, and may also be in delinquency status and have defined weaknesses based on currently existing facts, conditions and values making collection or liquidation in full highly questionable and improbable.

 

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The following tables represent loans categorized by class and internally assigned risk grades as of March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016:

 

   March 31, 2017 
(In thousands)  Pass   Special Mention   Substandard   Doubtful   Total 
Commercial real estate:                         
Owner occupied  $408,052   $19,243   $744   $-   $428,039 
Non-owner occupied   578,081    21,141    2,833    -    602,055 
Multi-family   535,295    -    -    -    535,295 
Residential real estate:                         
Residential mortgage   366,217    7,765    1,932    -    375,914 
Home equity   66,084    484    580    -    67,148 
Commercial and industrial:                         
Secured   75,837    31,190    1,870    -    108,897 
Unsecured   425,546    4,651    2,846    -    433,043 
Real estate construction and land loans   85,374    -    330    -    85,704 
Installment/consumer loans   16,763    -    100    -    16,863 
Total loans  $2,557,249   $84,474   $11,235   $-   $2,652,958 

 

At March 31, 2017 there were $0.01 million and $1.5 million of acquired CNB loans included in the special mention and substandard grades, respectively, and $0.2 million and $0.2 million of acquired FNBNY loans included in the special mention and substandard grades, respectively.

 

   December 31, 2016 
(In thousands)  Pass   Special Mention   Substandard   Doubtful   Total 
Commercial real estate:                         
Owner occupied  $404,584   $18,909   $722   $-   $424,215 
Non-owner occupied   569,870    20,035    2,863    -    592,768 
Multi-family   518,146    -    -    -    518,146 
Residential real estate:                         
Residential mortgage   372,853    82    1,583    -    374,518 
Home equity   64,195    563    377    -    65,135 
Commercial and industrial:                         
Secured   75,837    31,143    2,254    -    109,234 
Unsecured   409,879    2,493    2,844    -    415,216 
Real estate construction and land loans   80,272    -    333    -    80,605 
Installment/consumer loans   16,268    -    100    -    16,368 
Total loans  $2,511,904   $73,225   $11,076   $-   $2,596,205 

 

At December 31, 2016 there were $0.01 million and $1.5 million of acquired CNB loans included in the special mention and substandard grades, respectively, and $0.2 million and $0.2 million of acquired FNBNY loans included in the special mention and substandard grades, respectively.

 

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Past Due and Nonaccrual Loans

 

The following tables represent the aging of the recorded investment in past due loans as of March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016 by class of loans, as defined by FASB ASC 310-10:

 

   March 31, 2017 
(In thousands)  30-59
Days 
Past
Due
   60-89
Days
Past
Due
   >90 Days
Past Due
and
Accruing
   Nonaccrual
Including
90 Days or
More
Past Due
   Total Past
Due and
Nonaccrual
   Current   Total
Loans
 
Commercial real estate:                                   
Owner occupied  $881   $-   $507   $171   $1,559   $426,480   $428,039 
Non-owner occupied   1,191    -    -    -    1,191    600,864    602,055 
Multi-family   443    -    -    -    443    534,852    535,295 
Residential real estate:                                   
Residential mortgages   975    -    -    758    1,733    374,181    375,914 
Home equity   249    -    246    262    757    66,391    67,148 
Commercial and industrial:                                   
Secured   291    -    209    -    500    108,397    108,897 
Unsecured   586    45    110    65    806    432,237    433,043 
Real estate construction and land loans   -    -    -    -    -    85,704    85,704 
Installment/consumer loans   15    -    -    1    16    16,847    16,863 
Total loans  $4,631   $45   $1,072   $1,257   $7,005   $2,645,953   $2,652,958 
         
   December 31, 2016 
(In thousands)  30-59
Days
Past Due
   60-89
Days
Past Due
   >90 Days
Past Due
and
Accruing
   Nonaccrual
Including 90
Days or More
Past Due
   Total Past
Due and
Nonaccrual
   Current   Total Loans 
Commercial real estate:                                   
Owner occupied  $222   $-   $467   $184   $873   $423,342   $424,215 
Non-owner occupied   -    -    -    -    -    592,768    592,768 
Multi-family   -    -    -    -    -    518,146    518,146 
Residential real estate:                                   
Residential mortgages   1,232    -    -    770    2,002    372,516    374,518 
Home equity   532    -    238    265    1,035    64,100    65,135 
Commercial and industrial:                                   
Secured   27    -    204    -    231    109,003    109,234 
Unsecured   115    -    118    22    255    414,961    415,216 
Real estate construction and land loans   -    -    -    -    -    80,605    80,605 
Installment/consumer loans   28    -    -    -    28    16,340    16,368 
Total loans  $2,156   $-   $1,027   $1,241   $4,424   $2,591,781   $2,596,205 

 

There were no FNBNY acquired loans 30-89 days past due at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016. There were $3.2 million and $1.0 million of CNB acquired loans that were 30-89 days past due March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively. All loans 90 days or more past due that are still accruing interest represent loans acquired from CNB, FNBNY and Hamptons State Bank (“HSB”) which were recorded at fair value upon acquisition. These loans are considered to be accruing as management can reasonably estimate future cash flows and expects to fully collect the carrying value of these acquired loans. Therefore, the difference between the carrying value of these loans and their expected cash flows is being accreted into income.

 

Impaired Loans

 

At March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, the Company had individually impaired loans as defined by FASB ASC No. 310, “Receivables” of $11.0 million and $3.4 million, respectively. For a loan to be considered impaired, management determines after review whether it is probable that the Bank will not be able to collect all amounts due according to the contractual terms of the loan agreement. Management applies its normal loan review procedures in making these judgments. Impaired loans include individually classified nonaccrual loans and troubled debt restructurings (“TDRs”). For impaired loans, the Bank evaluates the impairment of the loan in accordance with FASB ASC 310-10-35-22. Impairment is determined based on the present value of expected future cash flows discounted at the loan’s effective interest rate. For loans that are collateral dependent, the fair value of the collateral is used to determine the fair value of the loan. The fair value of the collateral is determined based on recent appraised values. The fair value of

 

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the collateral or present value of expected cash flows is compared to the carrying value to determine if any write-down or specific loan loss allowance allocation is required.

 

The following tables set forth the recorded investment, unpaid principal balance and related allowance by class of loans at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016 for individually impaired loans. The tables also set forth the average recorded investment of individually impaired loans and interest income recognized while the loans were impaired during the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016:

 

       Three Months Ended 
   March 31, 2017   March 31, 2017 
   Recorded
Investment
   Unpaid
Principal
Balance
   Related
Allocated
Allowance
   Average
Recorded
Investment
   Interest Income
Recognized
 
(In thousands)                    
With no related allowance recorded:                         
Commercial real estate:                         
Owner occupied  $311   $529   $-   $158   $2 
Non-owner occupied   1,205    1,205    -    604    18 
Residential real estate:                         
Residential mortgages   8,273    8,319    -    4,139    79 
Home equity   261    284    -    131    - 
Commercial and industrial:                         
Secured   543    543    -    270    8 
Unsecured   384    384    -    196    5 
Total with no related allowance recorded  $10,977   $11,264   $-   $5,498   $112 
                          
With an allowance recorded:                         
Commercial real estate:                         
Owner occupied  $-   $-   $-   $-   $- 
Non-owner occupied   -    -    -    -    - 
Residential real estate:                         
Residential mortgages   -    -    -    -    - 
Home equity   -    -    -    -    - 
Commercial and industrial:                         
Secured   -    -    -    -    - 
Unsecured   62    62    4    32    1 
Total with an allowance recorded  $62   $62   $4   $32   $1 
                          
Total:                         
Commercial real estate:                         
Owner occupied  $311   $529   $-   $158   $2 
Non-owner occupied   1,205    1,205    -    604    18 
Residential real estate:                         
Residential mortgages   8,273    8,319    -    4,139    79 
Home equity   261    284    -    131    - 
Commercial and industrial:                         
Secured   543    543    -    270    8 
Unsecured   446    446    4    228    6 
Total  $11,039   $11,326   $4   $5,530   $113 

 

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       Three Months Ended 
   December 31, 2016   March 31, 2016 
(In thousands)  Recorded
Investment
   Unpaid
Principal
Balance
   Related
Allocated
Allowance
   Average
Recorded
Investment
   Interest Income
Recognized
 
With no related allowance recorded:                         
Commercial real estate:                         
Owner occupied  $326   $538   $-   $376   $2 
Non-owner occupied   1,213    1,213    -    1,240    19 
Residential real estate:                         
Residential mortgages   520    558    -    198    - 
Home equity   264    285    -    674    - 
Commercial and industrial:                         
Secured   556    556    -    129    3 
Unsecured   408    408    -    492    4 
Total with no related allowance recorded  $3,287   $3,558   $-   $3,109   $28 
                          
With an allowance recorded:                         
Commercial real estate:                         
Owner occupied  $-   $-   $-   $-   $- 
Non-owner occupied   -    -    -    -    - 
Residential real estate:                         
Residential mortgages   -    -    -    -    - 
Home equity   -    -    -    -    - 
Commercial and industrial:                         
Secured   -    -    -    -    - 
Unsecured   66    66    1    188    2 
Total with an allowance recorded  $66   $66   $1   $188   $2 
                          
Total:                         
Commercial real estate:                         
Owner occupied  $326   $538   $-   $376   $2 
Non-owner occupied   1,213    1,213    -    1,240    19 
Residential real estate:                         
Residential mortgages   520    558    -    198    - 
Home equity   264    285    -    674    - 
Commercial and industrial:                         
Secured   556    556    -    129    3 
Unsecured   474    474    1    680    6 
Total  $3,353   $3,624   $1   $3,297   $30 

 

The Bank had no other real estate owned at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016.

 

Troubled Debt Restructurings

 

The terms of certain loans were modified and are considered TDRs. The modification of the terms of such loans generally includes one or a combination of the following: a reduction of the stated interest rate of the loan; an extension of the maturity date at a stated rate of interest lower than the current market rate for new debt with similar risk; or a permanent reduction of the recorded investment in the loan. The modification of these loans involved loans to borrowers who were experiencing financial difficulties.

 

In order to determine whether a borrower is experiencing financial difficulty, an evaluation is performed to determine if that borrower is currently in payment default under any of its obligations or whether there is a probability that the borrower will be in payment default on any of its debt in the foreseeable future without the modification.

 

During the three months ended March 31, 2017, the Bank modified two loans as TDRs totaling $7.8 million compared to two loans as TDRs totaling $0.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016. During the quarters ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, there were no charge offs relating to TDRs and there were no loans modified as TDRs for which there was a payment default within twelve months following the modification. A loan is considered to be in payment default once it is 30 days contractually past due under the modified terms.

 

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As of March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, the Company had $0.3 million of nonaccrual TDRs and $10.1 million and $2.4 million, respectively, of performing TDRs. At March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, total nonaccrual TDRs are secured with collateral that has an appraised value of $1.3 million. The Bank has no commitment to lend additional funds to these debtors.

 

The terms of certain other loans were modified during the three months ended March 31, 2017 that did not meet the definition of a TDR. These loans have a total recorded investment at March 31, 2017 of $13.6 million. These loans were to borrowers who were not experiencing financial difficulties.

 

Acquired Loans

 

Loans acquired in a business combination are recorded at their fair value at the acquisition date. Credit discounts are included in the determination of fair value; therefore, an allowance for loan losses is not recorded at the acquisition date.

 

In determining the acquisition date fair value of purchased loans, acquired loans are aggregated into pools of loans with common characteristics. Each loan is reviewed at acquisition to determine if it should be accounted for as a loan that has experienced credit deterioration and it is probable that, at acquisition, the Company will not be able to collect all the contractual principal and interest due from the borrower. All loans with evidence of deterioration in credit quality are considered purchased credit impaired (“PCI”) loans unless the loan type is specifically excluded from the scope of FASB ASC 310-30 “Loans and Debt Securities Acquired with Deteriorated Credit Quality,” such as loans with active revolver features, or because management has minimal doubt about the collection of the loan.

 

The Bank makes an estimate of the loans’ contractual principal and contractual interest payments as well as the expected total cash flows from the pools of loans, which includes undiscounted expected principal and interest. The excess of contractual amounts over the total cash flows expected to be collected from the loans is referred to as non-accretable difference, which is not accreted into income. The excess of the expected undiscounted cash flows over the fair value of the loans is referred to as accretable discount. Accretable discount is recognized as interest income on a level-yield basis over the life of the loans. Management has not included prepayment assumptions in its modeling of contractual or expected cash flows. The Bank continues to estimate cash flows expected to be collected over the life of the loans. Subsequent increases in total cash flows expected to be collected are recognized as an adjustment to the accretable yield with the amount of periodic accretion adjusted over the remaining life of the loans. Subsequent decreases in cash flows expected to be collected over the life of the loans are recognized as impairment in the current period through the allowance for loan losses.

 

A PCI loan may be resolved either through a sale of the loan, by working with the customer and obtaining partial or full repayment, by short sale of the collateral, or by foreclosure. When a loan accounted for in a pool is resolved, it is removed from the pool at its carrying amount. Any differences between the amounts received and the outstanding balance are absorbed by the non-accretable difference of the pool. For loans not accounted for in pools, a gain or loss on resolution would be recognized based on the difference between the proceeds received and the carrying amount of the loan.

 

Payments received earlier than expected or in excess of expected cash flows from sales or other resolutions may result in the carrying value of a pool being reduced to zero even though outstanding contractual balances and expected cash flows remain related to loans in the pool. Once the carrying value of a pool is reduced to zero, any future proceeds from the remaining loans, representing further realization of accretable yield, are recognized as interest income upon receipt. These proceeds may include cash or real estate acquired in foreclosure.

 

At the acquisition date, the PCI loans acquired as part of the FNBNY acquisition had contractually required principal and interest payments receivable of $40.3 million, expected cash flows of $28.4 million, and a fair value (initial carrying amount) of $21.8 million. The difference between the contractually required principal and interest payments receivable and the expected cash flows of $11.9 million represented the non-accretable difference. The difference between the expected cash flows and fair value of $6.6 million represented the initial accretable yield. At March 31, 2017, the contractually required principal and interest payments receivable and carrying amount of the PCI loans was $11.1 million and $6.9 million, respectively, with a remaining non-accretable difference of $1.3 million. At December 31, 2016, the contractually required principal and interest payments receivable and carrying amount of the PCI loans was $12.2 million and $7.0 million, respectively, with a remaining non-accretable difference of $1.3 million.

 

At the acquisition date, the PCI loans acquired as part of the CNB acquisition had contractually required principal and interest payments receivable of $23.4 million, expected cash flows of $10.1 million, and a fair value (initial carrying amount) of $8.7 million. The difference between the contractually required principal and interest payments receivable and the expected cash flows of $13.3 million represented the non-accretable difference. The difference between the expected cash flows and fair value of $1.4 million represented the initial accretable yield. At March 31, 2017, the contractually required principal and interest payments receivable and carrying amount of the PCI loans was $11.7 million and $2.8 million, respectively, with a remaining non-accretable difference of $6.5

 

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million. At December 31, 2016, the contractually required principal and interest payments receivable and carrying amount of the PCI loans was $12.2 million and $2.3 million, respectively, with a remaining non-accretable difference of $6.9 million.

 

The following table summarizes the activity in the accretable yield for the PCI loans:

 

   Three Months Ended March 31, 
(In thousands)  2017   2016 
Balance at beginning of period  $6,915   $7,113 
Accretion   (1,857)   (792)
Reclassification from nonaccretable difference during the period   275    133 
Other   -    418 
Accretable discount at end of period  $5,333   $6,872 

 

7. ALLOWANCE FOR LOAN LOSSES

 

The allowance for loan losses is established and maintained through a provision for loan losses based on probable incurred losses in the Bank’s loan portfolio. Management evaluates the adequacy of the allowance quarterly. The allowance is comprised of both individual valuation allowances and loan pool valuation allowances.

 

The Bank monitors its entire loan portfolio regularly, with consideration given to detailed analysis of classified loans, repayment patterns, probable incurred losses, past loss experience, current economic conditions, and various types of concentrations of credit. Additions to the allowance are charged to expense and realized losses, net of recoveries, are charged to the allowance.

 

Individual valuation allowances are established in connection with specific loan reviews and the asset classification process including the procedures for impairment testing under FASB ASC No. 310, “Receivables”. Such valuation, which includes a review of loans for which full collectibility in accordance with contractual terms is not reasonably assured, considers the estimated fair value of the underlying collateral less the costs to sell, if any, or the present value of expected future cash flows, or the loan’s observable market value. Any shortfall that exists from this analysis results in a specific allowance for the loan. Pursuant to the Company’s policy, loan losses must be charged-off in the period the loans, or portions thereof, are deemed uncollectible. Assumptions and judgments by management, in conjunction with outside sources, are used to determine whether full collectibility of a loan is not reasonably assured. These assumptions and judgments are also used to determine the estimates of the fair value of the underlying collateral or the present value of expected future cash flows or the loan’s observable market value. Individual valuation allowances could differ materially as a result of changes in these assumptions and judgments. Individual loan analyses are periodically performed on specific loans considered impaired. The results of the individual valuation allowances are aggregated and included in the overall allowance for loan losses.

 

Loan pool valuation allowances represent loss allowances that have been established to recognize the inherent risks associated with the Bank’s lending activities, but which, unlike individual allowances, have not been allocated to particular problem assets. Pool evaluations are broken down into loans with homogenous characteristics by loan type and include commercial real estate mortgages, owner and non-owner occupied; multi-family mortgage loans; residential real estate mortgages; home equity loans; commercial, industrial and agricultural loans, secured and unsecured; real estate construction and land loans; and consumer loans. Management considers a variety of factors in determining the adequacy of the valuation allowance and has developed a range of valuation allowances necessary to adequately provide for probable incurred losses in each pool of loans. Management considers the Bank’s charge-off history along with the growth in the portfolio as well as the Bank’s credit administration and asset management philosophies and procedures when determining the allowances for each pool. In addition, management evaluates and considers the credit’s risk rating which includes management’s evaluation of: cash flow, collateral, guarantor support, financial disclosures, industry trends and strength of borrowers’ management, the impact that economic and market conditions may have on the portfolio as well as known and inherent risks in the portfolio. Finally, management evaluates and considers the allowance ratios and coverage percentages of both peer group and regulatory agency data. These evaluations are inherently subjective because, even though they are based on objective data, it is management’s interpretation of that data that determines the amount of the appropriate allowance. If the evaluations prove to be incorrect, the allowance for loan losses may not be sufficient to cover losses inherent in the loan portfolio, resulting in additions to the allowance for loan losses.

 

For PCI loans, a valuation allowance is established when it is probable that the Bank will be unable to collect all the cash flows expected at acquisition plus additional cash flows expected to be collected arising from changes in estimate after acquisition. A specific allowance is established when subsequent evaluations of expected cash flows from PCI loans reflect a decrease in those estimates. The allowance established represents the excess of the recorded investment in those loans over the present value of the currently estimated future cash flow, discounted at the last effective accounting yield.

 

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The Bank uses assumptions and methodologies that are relevant to estimating the level of impairment and probable losses in the loan portfolio. To the extent that the data supporting such assumptions has limitations, management's judgment and experience play a key role in recording the allowance estimates. Additions to the allowance for loan losses are made by provisions charged to earnings. Furthermore, an improvement in the expected cash flows related to PCI loans would result in a reduction of the required specific allowance with a corresponding credit to the provision.

 

The Credit Risk Management Committee (“CRMC”) is comprised of Bank management. The adequacy of the allowance is analyzed quarterly, with any adjustment to a level deemed appropriate by the CRMC, based on its risk assessment of the entire portfolio. Each quarter, members of the CRMC meet with the Credit Risk Committee of the Board to review credit risk trends and the adequacy of the allowance for loan losses. Based on the CRMC’s review of the classified loans and the overall allowance levels as they relate to the entire loan portfolio at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, management believes the allowance for loan losses has been established at levels sufficient to cover the probable incurred losses in the Bank’s loan portfolio. Future additions or reductions to the allowance may be necessary based on changes in economic, market or other conditions. Changes in estimates could result in a material change in the allowance. In addition, various regulatory agencies, as an integral part of the examination process, periodically review the allowance for loan losses. Such agencies may require the Bank to recognize adjustments to the allowance based on their judgments of the information available to them at the time of their examination.

 

The following tables represent the balance in the allowance for loan losses and the recorded investment in loans by portfolio segment, as defined under FASB ASC 310-10, and based on impairment method as of March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016. The tables include loans acquired from CNB and FNBNY.

 

   At March 31, 2017 
(In thousands)  Commercial
Real Estate
Mortgage
Loans
   Multi-
Family
Loans
   Residential
Real Estate
Mortgage
Loans
   Commercial,
Industrial
and
Agricultural
Loans
   Real Estate
Construction
and Land
Loans
   Installment/
Consumer
Loans
   Total 
Allowance for loan losses:                                   
Individually  evaluated for impairment  $-   $-   $-   $4   $-   $-   $4 
Collectively  evaluated for impairment   7,745    6,480    2,027    9,194    1,058    110    26,614 
Loans acquired with deteriorated credit quality   -    -    -    -    -    -    - 
Total allowance for loan losses  $7,745   $6,480   $2,027   $9,198   $1,058   $110   $26,618 
                                    
Loans:                                   
Individually evaluated for impairment  $1,516   $-   $8,534   $989   $-   $-   $11,039 
Collectively evaluated for impairment   1,026,372    532,016    433,653    537,154    85,704    16,863    2,631,762 
Loans acquired with deteriorated credit quality   2,206    3,279    875    3,797    -    -    10,157 
Total loans  $1,030,094   $535,295   $443,062   $541,940   $85,704   $16,863   $2,652,958 

 

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   At December 31, 2016 
(In thousands)  Commercial
Real Estate
Mortgage
Loans
   Multi-
Family
Loans
   Residential
Real Estate
Mortgage
Loans
   Commercial,
Industrial
and
Agricultural
Loans
   Real Estate
Construction
and Land
Loans
   Installment/
Consumer
Loans
   Total 
Allowance for loan losses:                                   
Individually  evaluated for impairment  $-   $-   $-   $1   $-   $-   $1 
Collectively  evaluated for impairment   8,759    6,264    1,961    7,836    955    128    25,903 
Loans acquired with deteriorated credit quality   -    -    -    -    -    -    - 
Total allowance for loan losses  $8,759   $6,264   $1,961   $7,837   $955   $128   $25,904 
                                    
Loans:                                   
Individually evaluated for impairment  $1,539   $-   $784   $1,030   $-   $-   $3,353 
Collectively evaluated for impairment   1,013,563    514,853    437,999    519,686    80,605    16,368    2,583,074 
Loans acquired  with deteriorated credit quality   1,881    3,293    870    3,734    -    -    9,778 
Total loans  $1,016,983   $518,146   $439,653   $524,450   $80,605   $16,368   $2,596,205 

 

The following tables represent the changes in the allowance for loan losses for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, by portfolio segment, as defined under FASB ASC 310-10. The portfolio segments represent the categories that the Bank uses to determine its allowance for loan losses.

 

   For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2017 
               Commercial,             
   Commercial       Residential   Industrial   Real Estate         
   Real Estate   Multi-   Real Estate   and   Construction   Installment/     
   Mortgage   Family   Mortgage   Agricultural   and Land   Consumer     
(In thousands)  Loans   Loans   Loans   Loans   Loans   Loans   Total 
Allowance for loan losses:                                   
Beginning balance  $8,759   $6,264   $1,961   $7,837   $955   $128   $25,904 
 Charge-offs   -    -    -    (95)   -    -    (95)
 Recoveries   -    -    1    7    -    1    9 
 Provision   (1,014)   216    65    1,449    103    (19)   800 
Ending balance  $7,745   $6,480   $2,027   $9,198   $1,058   $110   $26,618 
     
   For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2016 
               Commercial,             
   Commercial       Residential   Industrial   Real Estate         
   Real Estate   Multi-   Real Estate   and   Construction   Installment/     
   Mortgage   Family   Mortgage   Agricultural   and Land   Consumer     
(In thousands)  Loans   Loans   Loans   Loans   Loans   Loans   Total 
Allowance for loan losses:                                   
Beginning balance  $7,850   $4,208   $2,115   $5,405   $1,030   $136   $20,744 
 Charge-offs   -    -    -    (200)   -    -    (200)
 Recoveries   -    -    -    4    -    1    5 
 Provision   (404)   461    583    359    247    4    1,250 
Ending balance  $7,446   $4,669   $2,698   $5,568   $1,277   $141   $21,799 

 

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8. EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

 

The Bank maintains a noncontributory pension plan covering all eligible employees. The Bank uses a December 31st measurement date for this plan in accordance with FASB ASC 715-30 “Compensation – Retirement Benefits – Defined Benefit Plans – Pension.” During 2012, the Company amended the pension plan by revising the formula for determining benefits effective January 1, 2013, except for certain grandfathered employees. Additionally, new employees hired on or after October 1, 2012 are not eligible for the pension plan.

 

During 2001, the Bank adopted the Bridgehampton National Bank Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan (“SERP”). As recommended by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors and approved by the full Board of Directors, the SERP provides benefits to certain employees, whose benefits under the pension plan are limited by the applicable provisions of the Internal Revenue Code. The benefit under the SERP is equal to the additional amount the employee would be entitled to under the Pension Plan and the 401(k) Plan in the absence of such Internal Revenue Code limitations. The assets of the SERP are held in a rabbi trust to maintain the tax-deferred status of the plan and are subject to the general, unsecured creditors of the Company. As a result, the assets of the rabbi trust are reflected on the Consolidated Balance Sheets of the Company.

 

There were no contributions to the pension plan or the SERP during the three months ended March 31, 2017. In accordance with the SERP, a retired executive received a distribution from the plan totaling $28,000 during the three months ended March 31, 2017.

 

The Company’s funding policy with respect to its benefit plans is to contribute at least the minimum amounts required by applicable laws and regulations.

 

The following table sets forth the components of net periodic benefit cost:

 

   Three Months Ended March 31, 
   Pension Benefits   SERP Benefits 
(In thousands)  2017   2016   2017   2016 
Service cost  $292   $291   $53   $44 
Interest cost   185    196    26    26 
Expected return on plan assets   (520)   (455)   -    - 
Amortization of net loss   113    99    13    7 
Amortization of prior service credit   (19)   (19)   -    - 
Amortization of transition obligation   -    -    7    7 
Net periodic benefit cost  $51   $112   $99   $84 

 

9. SECURITIES SOLD UNDER AGREEMENTS TO REPURCHASE

 

Securities sold under agreements to repurchase totaled $0.7 million at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016. The repurchase agreements were collateralized by investment securities, of which 49% were U.S. GSE residential collateralized mortgage obligations and 51% were U.S. GSE residential mortgage-backed securities at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016 with carrying amounts of $2.2 million and $2.3 million, respectively.

 

Securities sold under agreements to repurchase are financing arrangements with $0.7 million maturing during the second quarter of 2017. At maturity, the securities underlying the agreements are returned to the Company. The primary risk associated with these secured borrowings is the requirement to pledge a market value based balance of collateral in excess of the borrowed amount. The excess collateral pledged represents an unsecured exposure to the lending counterparty. As the market value of the collateral changes, both through changes in discount rates and spreads as well as related cash flows, additional collateral may need to be pledged. In accordance with the Company’s policies, eligible counterparties are defined and monitored to minimize exposure.

 

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10. FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK ADVANCES

 

The following tables set forth the contractual maturities and weighted average interest rates of FHLB advances over the next three years at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016:

 

   March 31, 2017 
(Dollars in thousands)   Amount   Weighted
Average Rate
 
Contractual Maturity        
Overnight  $43,000    1.00%
           
2017   420,905    0.98%
2018   25,344    1.06%
2019   1,928    1.02%
    448,177    0.99%
Total FHLB advances  $491,177    0.99%
     
   December 31, 2016 
(Dollars in thousands)   Amount   Weighted
Average Rate
 
Contractual Maturity        
Overnight  $175,000    0.74%
           
2017   294,113    0.82%
2018   25,431    1.05%
2019   2,140    1.04%
    321,684    0.84%
Total FHLB advances  $496,684    0.80%

 

Each advance is payable at its maturity date, with a prepayment penalty for fixed rate advances. The advances were collateralized by $976.4 million and $923.9 million of residential and commercial mortgage loans under a blanket lien arrangement at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively. Based on this collateral and the Company’s holdings of FHLB stock, the Company is eligible to borrow up to a total of $1.22 billion at March 31, 2017.

 

11. BORROWED FUNDS

 

Subordinated Debentures

 

In September 2015, the Company issued $80.0 million in aggregate principal amount of fixed-to-floating rate subordinated debentures. $40.0 million of the subordinated debentures are callable at par after five years, have a stated maturity of September 30, 2025 and bear interest at a fixed annual rate of 5.25% per year, from and including September 21, 2015 until but excluding September 30, 2020. From and including September 30, 2020 to the maturity date or early redemption date, the interest rate will reset quarterly to an annual interest rate equal to the then-current three-month LIBOR plus 360 basis points. The remaining $40.0 million of the subordinated debentures are callable at par after ten years, have a stated maturity of September 30, 2030 and bear interest at a fixed annual rate of 5.75% per year, from and including September 21, 2015 until but excluding September 30, 2025. From and including September 30, 2025 to the maturity date or early redemption date, the interest rate will reset quarterly to an annual interest rate equal to the then-current three-month LIBOR plus 345 basis points. The subordinated debentures totaled $78.5 million at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016.

 

The subordinated debentures are included in tier 2 capital (with certain limitations applicable) under current regulatory guidelines and interpretations.

 

Junior Subordinated Debentures

 

In December 2009, the Company completed the private placement of $16.0 million in aggregate liquidation amount of 8.50% cumulative convertible trust preferred securities, through its subsidiary, Bridge Statutory Capital Trust II. The TPS had a liquidation amount of $1,000 per security, were convertible into the Company’s common stock, at an effective conversion price of $29 per share, matured in 2039 and were callable by the Company at par after September 30, 2014.

 

The Company issued $16.0 million of junior subordinated debentures (the “Debentures”) to the Trust in exchange for ownership of all of the common securities of the Trust and the proceeds of the preferred securities sold by the Trust. In accordance with accounting

 

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guidance, the Trust was not consolidated in the Company’s financial statements, but rather the Debentures were shown as a liability. The Debentures had the same interest rate, maturity and prepayment provisions as the TPS.

 

On December 15, 2016, the Company notified holders of the $15.8 million in outstanding TPS of the full redemption of the TPS on January 18, 2017. The redemption price equaled the liquidation amount, plus accrued but unpaid interest until but not including the redemption date. TPS not converted into shares of the Company’s common stock on or prior to January 17, 2017 were redeemed as of January 18, 2017. 15,450 shares of TPS with a liquidation amount of $15.5 million were converted into 532,740 shares of the Company’s common stock, which includes 100 shares of TPS with a liquidation amount of $100,000 which were converted into 3,448 shares of the Company’s common stock on December 28, 2016. The remaining 350 shares of TPS with a liquidation amount of $350,000 were redeemed on January 18, 2017.

 

12. DERIVATIVES

 

Cash Flow Hedges of Interest Rate Risk

 

As part of its asset liability management, the Company utilizes interest rate swap agreements to help manage its interest rate risk position. The notional amount of the interest rate swap does not represent the amount exchanged by the parties. The amount exchanged is determined by reference to the notional amount and the other terms of the individual interest rate swap agreements.

 

Interest rate swaps with notional amounts totaling $305.0 million and $175.0 million at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively, were designated as cash flow hedges of certain FHLB advances. The swaps were determined to be fully effective during the periods presented and therefore no amount of ineffectiveness has been included in net income. The aggregate fair value of the swaps is recorded in other assets/(other liabilities), with changes in fair value recorded in other comprehensive income (loss). The amount included in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) would be reclassified to current earnings should the hedges no longer be considered effective. The Company expects the hedges to remain fully effective during the remaining term of the swaps.

 

The following table summarizes information about the interest rate swaps designated as cash flow hedges at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016:

 

(Dollars in thousands)  March 31, 2017   December 31, 2016 
Notional amounts  $305,000   $175,000 
Weighted average pay rates   1.74%   1.61%
Weighted average receive rates   1.12%   0.95%
Weighted average maturity   3.24 years    2.98 years 

 

Interest expense recorded on these swap transactions totaled $275,000 and $250,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016, respectively, and is reported as a component of interest expense on FHLB advances. Amounts reported in accumulated other comprehensive income related to derivatives will be reclassified to interest income/expense as interest payments are made/received on the Company’s variable-rate assets/liabilities. During the three months ended March 31, 2017, the Company had $275,000 of reclassifications to interest expense. During the next twelve months, the Company estimates that $1.2 million will be reclassified as an increase in interest expense.

 

The following table presents the net gains (losses) recorded in accumulated other comprehensive income and the Consolidated Statements of Income relating to the cash flow derivative instruments for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016:

 

           Amount of loss 
   Amount of gain (loss)   Amount of loss   recognized in other 
(In thousands)  recognized in OCI   reclassified from OCI   non-interest income 
Interest rate contracts  (Effective Portion)   to interest expense   (Ineffective Portion) 
Three months ended March 31, 2017  $25   $(275)  $- 
Three months ended March 31, 2016  $(2,023)  $(250)  $- 

 

The following table reflects the cash flow hedges included in the Consolidated Balance Sheets at the dates indicated:

 

   March 31, 2017   December 31, 2016 
       Fair   Fair       Fair   Fair 
(In thousands)  Notional   Value   Value   Notional   Value   Value 
Included in other assets/(liabilities):  Amount   Asset   Liability   Amount   Asset   Liability 
Interest rate swaps related to FHLB advances  $305,000   $2,156   $(1,016)  $175,000   $1,994   $(1,153)

 

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Non-Designated Hedges

 

Derivatives not designated as hedges may be used to manage the Company’s exposure to interest rate movements or to provide service to customers but do not meet the requirements for hedge accounting under U.S. GAAP. The Company executes interest rate swaps with commercial lending customers to facilitate their respective risk management strategies. These interest rate swaps with customers are simultaneously offset by interest rate swaps that the Company executes with a third party in order to minimize the net risk exposure resulting from such transactions. These interest-rate swap agreements do not qualify for hedge accounting treatment, and therefore changes in fair value are reported in current period earnings.

 

The following table presents summary information about these interest rate swaps at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016:

 

(Dollars in thousands)  March 31, 2017   December 31, 2016 
Notional amounts  $76,047   $62,472 
Weighted average pay rates   3.62%   3.50%
Weighted average receive rates   3.62%   3.50%
Weighted average maturity   13.02 years    13.97 years 
Fair value of combined interest rate swaps  $-   $- 

 

Credit-Risk-Related Contingent Features

 

As of March 31, 2017, the termination value of derivatives in a net liability position, which includes accrued interest but excludes any adjustment for nonperformance risk, related to these agreements was $0.2 million and the termination value of derivatives in a net asset position was $1.1 million. The Company has minimum collateral posting thresholds with certain of its derivative counterparties. If the termination value of derivatives is a net liability position, the Company is required to post collateral against its obligations under the agreements. However, if the termination value of derivatives is a net asset position, the counterparty is required to post collateral to the Company. At March 31, 2017, the Company posted collateral of $0.3 million against its obligations under the agreements in a net liability position and received collateral of $0.8 million from its counterparty under the agreements in a net asset position. If the Company had breached any of these provisions at March 31, 2017, it could have been required to settle its obligations under the agreements at the termination value.

 

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13. OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

 

The following table summarizes the components of other comprehensive income and related income tax effects:

 

   Three Months Ended 
(In thousands)  March 31, 2017   March 31, 2016 
Unrealized holding gains on available for sale securities  $1,616   $9,740 
Reclassification adjustment for gains realized in income   -    (66)
Income tax effect   (606)   (3,917)
Net change in unrealized gains on available for sale securities   1,010    5,757 
           
Reclassification adjustment for amortization realized in income   114    94 
Income tax effect   (17)   (33)
Net change in post-retirement obligation   97    61 
           
Change in fair value of derivatives used for cash flow hedges   25    (2,023)
Reclassification adjustment for losses realized in income   275    250 
Income tax effect   (126)   720 
Net change in unrealized gain (loss) on cash flow hedges   174    (1,053)
           
Other comprehensive income  $1,281   $4,765 

 

The following is a summary of the accumulated other comprehensive loss balances, net of income tax, at the dates indicated:

 

       Other Comprehensive     
(In thousands)  December 31, 2016   Income   March 31, 2017 
Unrealized losses on available for sale securities  $(8,823)  $1,010   $(7,813)
Unrealized losses on pension benefits   (4,741)   97    (4,644)
Unrealized gains on cash flow hedges   500    174    674 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss  $(13,064)  $1,281   $(11,783)

 

The following represents the reclassifications out of accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016:

 

   Three Months Ended   Affected Line Item in the
(In thousands)  March 31, 2017   March 31, 2016   Consolidated Statements of Income
Realized gains on sale of available  for sale securities  $-   $66   Net securities gains
Amortization of defined benefit pension plan and defined benefit plan component of the SERP:             
 Prior service credit   19    19   Salaries and employee benefits
 Transition obligation   (7)   (7)  Salaries and employee benefits
 Actuarial losses   (126)   (106)  Salaries and employee benefits
Realized losses on cash flow hedges   (275)   (250)  Interest expense
Total reclassifications, before income tax  $(389)  $(278)   
Income tax benefit   159    112   Income tax expense
Total reclassifications, net of income tax  $(230)  $(166)   

 

14. RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

 

In March 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-08, “Receivables – Nonrefundable Fees and Other Costs (Subtopic 310-20) - Premium Amortization on Purchased Callable Debt Securities.” ASU 2017-08 shortens the amortization period for certain callable debt securities held at a premium to the earliest call date rather than to maturity to more closely align the amortization period to expectations incorporated in market pricing on the underlying securities. There is no change to callable securities held at a discount which continue to be amortized to maturity. For public business entities, like the Company, ASU 2017-08 is effective for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2018. ASU is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

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In March 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-07, “Compensation - Retirement Benefits (Topic 715) - Improving the Presentation of Net Periodic Pension Cost and Net Periodic Postretirement Benefit Cost.” ASU 2017-07 changes the reporting for the service cost component of net benefit cost from the reporting for the other components of net benefit cost. The service cost component must be reported in the same line item as other compensation costs arising from services rendered by the pertinent employees during the period. The other components of net benefit cost are required to be presented in the income statement separately from the service cost component and outside a subtotal of income from operations, if one is presented. The line item used in the income statement to present the other components of net benefit cost must be disclosed. Additionally, only the service cost component of net benefit cost is eligible for capitalization, if applicable. For public business entities, like the Company, ASU 2017-07 is effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2017. Since the provisions of ASU 2017-07 which are applicable to the Company are disclosure related, adoption will not have a financial impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

In January 2017, the FASB issued ASU No. 2017-04, “Intangibles – Goodwill and Other (Topic 350) - Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment.” ASU 2017-04 simplifies the test for goodwill impairment by eliminating Step 2 from the goodwill impairment test. An entity should perform its annual or interim goodwill impairment test by comparing the fair value of the reporting unit to its carrying amount and recognize an impairment charge for the amount by which the carrying amount of the reporting unit exceeds its fair value, not to exceed the total amount of goodwill allocated to that reporting unit. An entity still has the option to perform the qualitative assessment for a reporting unit to determine if the quantitative impairment test is necessary. A public business entity that is an SEC filer, like the Company, should adopt ASU 2017-04 for its annual or any interim goodwill impairment tests in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019. ASU 2017-04 is not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-13, “Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 326) – Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments.” ASU 2016-13 significantly changes the impairment model for most financial assets that are measured at amortized cost and certain other instruments from an incurred loss model to an expected loss model and also provides for recording credit losses on available for sale debt securities through an allowance account. ASU 2016-13 also requires certain incremental disclosures. ASU 2016-13 is effective for public entities that are SEC filers, like the Company, for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2019. The Company is currently assessing its data and system needs and evaluating the impact of adopting ASU 2016-13, but can not yet determine the overall impact this guidance will have on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

In February 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-02, “Leases (Topic 842).” ASU 2016-02 affects any entity that enters into a lease and is intended to increase the transparency and comparability of financial statements among organizations. ASU 2016-02 requires, among other changes, a lessee to recognize on its balance sheet a lease asset and a lease liability for those leases previously classified as operating leases. The lease asset would represent the right to use the underlying asset for the lease term and the lease liability would represent the discounted value of the required lease payments to the lessor. ASU 2016-02 would also require entities to disclose key information about leasing arrangements. ASU 2016-02 is effective for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2018. Currently the Bank leases thirty seven properties as branch locations and one property as a loan production office. The adoption of ASU 2016-02 will result in an increase in the Company’s assets and liabilities. The Company is in the process of quantifying the impact ASU 2016-02 will have on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

In May 2014, the FASB issued ASU No. 2014-09, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606).” The amendments in ASU 2014-09 are intended to improve financial reporting by providing a comprehensive framework for addressing revenue recognition issues that can be applied to all contracts with customers regardless of industry-specific or transaction-specific fact patterns. While the guidance in ASU 2014-09 supersedes most existing industry-specific revenue recognition accounting guidance, much of a bank’s revenue comes from financial instruments such as debt securities and loans which are scoped-out of the guidance. The amendments also include improved disclosures to enable users of financial statements to better understand the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue that is recognized. For public entities, like the Company, ASU 2014-09, as amended, is effective for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2017. Most of the Company’s revenue comes from financial instruments, i.e. loans and securities, which are not within the scope of ASU 2014-09. The Company is in the process of evaluating the impact ASU 2014-09 will have on non-interest income but does not expect the adoption of the guidance to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

 

Private Securities Litigation Reform Act Safe Harbor Statement

 

This report may contain statements relating to the future results of the Company (including certain projections and business trends) that are considered “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “PSLRA”). Such forward-looking statements, in addition to historical information, which involve risk and uncertainties, are based on the beliefs, assumptions and expectations of management of the Company. Words such as “expects,” “believes,” “should,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “will,” “potential,” “could,” “intend,” “may,” “outlook,” “predict,” “project,” “would,” “estimated,” “assumes,” “likely,” and variation of such similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, possible or assumed estimates with respect to the financial condition, expected or anticipated revenue, and results of operations and business of the Company, including earnings growth; revenue growth in retail banking, lending and other areas; origination volume in the consumer, commercial and other lending businesses; current and future capital management programs; non-interest income levels, including fees from the title insurance subsidiary and banking services as well as product sales; tangible capital generation; market share; expense levels; and other business operations and strategies. The Company claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the PSLRA.

 

Factors that could cause future results to vary from current management expectations include, but are not limited to, changing economic conditions; legislative and regulatory changes, including increases in Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”) insurance rates; monetary and fiscal policies of the federal government; changes in tax policies; rates and regulations of federal, state and local tax authorities; changes in interest rates; deposit flows; the cost of funds; demand for loan products; demand for financial services; competition; the Company’s ability to successfully integrate acquired entities; changes in the quality and composition of the Bank’s loan and investment portfolios; changes in management’s business strategies; changes in accounting principles, policies or guidelines; changes in real estate values; expanded regulatory requirements as a result of the Dodd-Frank Act, which could adversely affect operating results; and the “Risk Factors” discussed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016. The forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this report, and the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements.

 

Overview

 

Who The Company is and How It Generates Income

 

Bridge Bancorp, Inc., a New York corporation, is a bank holding company formed in 1989. On a parent-only basis, the Company has had minimal results of operations. The Company is dependent on dividends from its wholly owned subsidiary, The Bridgehampton National Bank, its own earnings, additional capital raised, and borrowings as sources of funds. The information in this report reflects principally the financial condition and results of operations of the Bank. The Bank’s results of operations are primarily dependent on its net interest income, which is the difference between interest income on loans and investments and interest expense on deposits and borrowings. The Bank also generates non-interest income, such as fee income on deposit accounts and merchant credit and debit card processing programs, investment services, income from its title insurance subsidiary, and net gains on sales of securities and loans. The level of its non-interest expenses, such as salaries and benefits, occupancy and equipment costs, other general and administrative expenses, expenses from its title insurance subsidiary, and income tax expense, further affects the Bank’s net income. Certain reclassifications have been made to prior year amounts and the related discussion and analysis to conform to the current year presentation. These reclassifications did not have an impact on net income or total stockholders’ equity.

 

Principal Products and Services and Locations of Operations

 

Federally chartered in 1910, the Bank was founded by local farmers and merchants and now operates forty-three branches in its primary market areas of Suffolk and Nassau Counties on Long Island and the New York City boroughs, including forty-one in Suffolk and Nassau Counties, one in Bayside, Queens and one in Manhattan. For over a century, the Bank has maintained its focus on building customer relationships in its market area. The mission of the Company is to grow through the provision of exceptional service to its customers, its employees, and the community. The Company strives to achieve excellence in financial performance and build long term shareholder value. The Bank engages in full service commercial and consumer banking business, including accepting time, savings and demand deposits from the consumers, businesses and local municipalities in its market area. These deposits, together with funds generated from operations and borrowings, are invested primarily in: (1) commercial real estate loans; (2) multi-family mortgage loans; (3) residential mortgage loans; (4) secured and unsecured commercial and consumer loans; (5) home equity loans; (6) construction loans; (7) FHLB, FNMA, GNMA and FHLMC mortgage-backed securities, collateralized mortgage obligations and other asset backed securities; (8) New York State and local municipal obligations; and (9) U.S government sponsored entity (“U.S. GSE”) securities. The Bank also offers the Certificate of Deposit Account Registry Service (“CDARS”) and Insured Cash Sweep (“ICS”)

 

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programs, providing multi-millions of dollars of FDIC insurance on deposits to its customers. In addition, the Bank offers merchant credit and debit card processing, automated teller machines, cash management services, lockbox processing, online banking services, remote deposit capture, safe deposit boxes, and individual retirement accounts as well as investment services through Bridge Financial Services, which offers a full range of investment products and services through a third party broker dealer. Through its title insurance subsidiary, the Bank acts as a broker for title insurance services. The Bank’s customer base is comprised principally of small businesses, municipal relationships and consumer relationships.

 

Significant Recent Events

 

Redemption of Junior Subordinated Debentures

On December 15, 2016, the Company notified holders of the TPS of the full redemption of the TPS on January 18, 2017. The redemption price equaled the liquidation amount, plus accrued but unpaid interest until but not including the redemption date. TPS not converted into shares of the Company’s common stock on or prior to January 17, 2017 were redeemed as of January 18, 2017. 15,450 shares of TPS with a liquidation amount of $15.5 million were converted into 532,740 shares of the Company’s common stock. The remaining 350 shares of TPS with a liquidation amount of $350,000 were redeemed on January 18, 2017.

 

Public Offering of Common Stock

On November 28, 2016, the Company completed a public offering of common stock wherein the Company sold 1,613,000 shares of common stock at a price of $31.00 per share, for gross proceeds of approximately $50.0 million. No shares were sold pursuant to the option granted to the underwriters. The net proceeds of the offering, after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and offering expenses, were approximately $47.5 million. The purpose of the offering was in part to provide additional capital to Bridge Bancorp to support organic growth, the pursuit of strategic acquisition opportunities and other general corporate purposes, including contributing capital to the Bank.

 

Quarterly Highlights

 

·Net income for the first quarter of 2017 was $9.2 million and $0.47 per diluted share, compared to $8.6 million and $0.49 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2016.

 

·Net interest income increased to $30.5 million for the first quarter of 2017 compared to $29.4 million in 2016.

 

·Net interest margin was 3.39% the first quarter of 2017 compared to 3.43% for the 2016 period.

 

·Loans held for investment at March 31, 2017 totaled $2.66 billion, an increase of $57.1 million or 2.2% over December 31, 2016 and $176.3 million or 7.1% over March 31, 2016.

 

·Total assets of $4.06 billion at March 31, 2017, increased $10.4 million compared to December 31, 2016 and $151.4 million compared to March 31, 2016.

 

·Deposits of $2.98 billion at March 31, 2017, increased $56.9 million over December 31, 2016 and $42.5 million compared to March 31, 2016.

 

·Allowance for loan losses was 1.00% of loans at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016.

 

·A cash dividend of $0.23 per share was declared in April 2017 for the first quarter.

 

 Challenges and Opportunities

 

In March 2017, the Federal Reserve increased the federal funds target rate 25 basis points to a target range of 75 to 100 basis points. The Federal Open Market Committee’s (“FOMC”) stance of monetary policy remains accommodative, thereby supporting some further strengthening in labor market conditions and a return to two percent inflation. In determining the timing and size of future adjustments to the target range for the federal funds rate, the FOMC will assess realized and expected economic conditions relative to its objectives of maximum employment and two percent inflation. The FOMC is maintaining its existing policy of reinvesting principal payments from its holdings of agency debt and agency mortgage-backed securities in agency mortgage-backed securities and of rolling over maturing Treasury securities at auction, and it anticipates doing so until normalization of the level of the federal funds rate is well under way. This policy, by keeping the FOMC’s holdings of longer-term securities at sizeable levels, should help maintain accommodative financial conditions.

 

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Interest rates have been at or near historic lows for an extended period of time. Growth and service strategies have the potential to offset the compression on the net interest margin with volume as the customer base grows through expanding the Bank’s footprint, while maintaining and developing existing relationships. Since 2010, the Bank has opened thirteen new branches, including two in April 2017, in Riverhead and East Moriches, New York, and one in March 2017 in Sag Harbor, New York. The Bank has also grown through acquisitions including the June 2015 acquisition of CNB, the February 2014 acquisition of FNBNY, and the May 2011 acquisition of Hampton State Bank. Management will continue to seek opportunities to expand its reach into other contiguous markets by network expansion, or through the addition of professionals with established customer relationships. Pending acquisitions of local competitors may also provide additional growth opportunities.

 

Although the turmoil in the financial markets has subsided somewhat since the Presidential election in the middle of the fourth quarter, market uncertainty still exists. The Bank continues to face challenges associated with ever increasing regulations and the current low interest rate environment. Over time, additional rate increases should provide some relief to net interest margin compression as new loans are funded and securities are reinvested at higher rates. However, in the short term, the fair value of available for sale securities declines when rates increase, resulting in net unrealized losses and a reduction in stockholders’ equity. Strategies for managing for the eventuality of higher rates have a cost. Extending liability maturities or shortening the tenor of assets increases interest expense and reduces interest income. An additional method for managing in a higher rate environment is to grow stable core deposits, requiring continued investment in people, technology and branches. Over time, the costs of these strategies should provide long term benefits.

 

The key to delivering on the Company’s mission is combining its expanding branch network, improving technology, and experienced professionals with the critical element of local decision making. The successful expansion of the franchise’s geographic reach continues to deliver the desired results: increasing deposits and loans, and generating higher levels of revenue and income.

 

Corporate objectives for 2017 include: expanding the branch network through de novo branch openings; leveraging the Bank’s expanding branch network to build customer relationships and grow loans and deposits; focusing on opportunities and processes that continue to enhance the customer experience at the Bank; improving operational efficiencies and prudent management of non-interest expense; and maximizing non-interest income. Management believes there remain opportunities to grow its franchise and that continued investments to generate core funding, quality loans and new sources of revenue remain keys to continue creating long term shareholder value. The ability to attract, retain, train and cultivate employees at all levels of the Company remains significant to meeting corporate objectives. The Company has made great progress toward the achievement of these objectives, and avoided many of the problems facing other financial institutions. This is a result of maintaining discipline in its underwriting, expansion strategies, investing and general business practices. The Company has capitalized on opportunities presented by the market and diligently seeks opportunities to grow and strengthen the franchise. The Company recognizes the potential risks of the current economic environment and will monitor the impact of market events as management evaluates loans and investments and considers growth initiatives. Management and the Board have built a solid foundation for growth and the Company is positioned to adapt to anticipated changes in the industry resulting from new regulations and legislative initiatives.

 

Critical Accounting Policies

 

Allowance for Loan Losses

 

Management considers the accounting policy on the allowance for loan losses to be the most critical and requires complex management judgment. The judgments made regarding the allowance for loan losses can have a material effect on the results of operations of the Company.

 

The allowance for loan losses is established and maintained through a provision for loan losses based on probable incurred losses in the Bank’s loan portfolio. Management evaluates the adequacy of the allowance on a quarterly basis. The allowance is comprised of both individual valuation allowances and loan pool valuation allowances. The Bank monitors its entire loan portfolio on a regular basis, with consideration given to detailed analysis of classified loans, repayment patterns, probable incurred losses, past loss experience, current economic conditions, and various types of concentrations of credit. Additions to the allowance are charged to expense and realized losses, net of recoveries, are charged to the allowance. Refer to Note 7. “Allowance for Loan Losses” in the Condensed Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements in Part I, Item 1 “Financial Statements” for further discussion of the allowance for loan losses.

 

Net Income

 

Net income for the three months ended March 31, 2017 was $9.2 million and $0.47 per diluted share as compared to $8.6 million and $0.49 per diluted share for the same period in 2016.   Changes in net income for the three months ended March 31, 2017 compared to March 31, 2016 include: (i) a $1.0 million or 3.5% increase in net interest income; (ii) a $0.5 million or 36.0% decrease in the

 

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provision for loan losses; (iii) a $0.1 million or 3.2% increase in non-interest income; (iv) a $1.4 million or 7.3% increase in non-interest expense; and (v) a $0.3 million or 7.1% decrease in income taxes.

 

Analysis of Net Interest Income

 

Net interest income, the primary contributor to earnings, represents the difference between income on interest earning assets and expenses on interest bearing liabilities. Net interest income depends on the volume of interest earning assets and interest bearing liabilities and the interest rates earned or paid on them.

 

The following table sets forth certain information relating to the Company’s average consolidated balance sheets and its consolidated statements of income for the periods indicated and reflects the average yield on assets and average cost of liabilities for those periods on a tax equivalent basis. Such yields and costs are derived by dividing income or expense by the average balance of assets or liabilities, respectively, for the periods shown. Average balances are derived from daily average balances and include nonaccrual loans. The yields and costs include fees and costs, which are considered adjustments to yields. Interest on nonaccrual loans has been included only to the extent reflected in the consolidated statements of income. For purposes of this table, the average balances for investments in debt and equity securities exclude unrealized appreciation/depreciation due to the application of FASB ASC 320, “Investments - Debt and Equity Securities.”

 

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   Three Months Ended March 31, 
   2017   2016 
           Average           Average 
   Average       Yield/   Average       Yield/ 
(Dollars in thousands)  Balance   Interest   Cost   Balance   Interest   Cost 
Interest earning assets:                              
Loans, net (1)(2)  $2,587,999   $29,478    4.62%  $2,423,498   $28,047    4.65%
Mortgage-backed securities, CMOs and other   asset-backed securities   749,521    3,817    2.07    737,161    3,849    2.10 
Taxable securities   227,537    1,499    2.67    217,806    1,361    2.51 
Tax exempt securities (2)   94,472    724    3.11    73,507    631    3.45 
Deposits with banks   21,411    46    0.87    31,911    37    0.47 
Total interest earning assets (2)   3,680,940    35,564    3.92    3,483,883    33,925    3.92 
Non-interest earning assets:                              
Cash and due from banks   66,316              59,913           
Other assets   280,511              250,657           
Total assets  $4,027,767             $3,794,453           
                               
Interest bearing liabilities:                              
Savings, NOW and money market deposits  $1,634,627   $1,551    0.38%  $1,574,728   $1,278    0.33%
Certificates of deposit of $100,000 or more   128,042    379    1.20    156,876    215    0.55 
Other time deposits   79,334    178    0.91    120,760    194    0.65 
Federal funds purchased and repurchase agreements   143,565    316    0.89    106,757    185    0.70 
Federal Home Loan Bank advances   404,252    1,149    1.15    287,646    827    1.16 
Subordinated debentures   78,514    1,135    5.86    78,374    1,135    5.82 
Junior subordinated debentures   2,710    48    7.18    15,878    341    8.64 
Total interest bearing liabilities   2,471,044    4,756    0.78    2,341,019    4,175    0.72 
Non-interest bearing liabilities:                              
Demand deposits   1,094,786              1,068,944           
Other liabilities   30,464              37,191           
Total liabilities   3,596,294              3,447,154           
Stockholders' equity   431,473              347,299           
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity  $4,027,767             $3,794,453           
                               
Net interest income/interest rate spread (2)(3)        30,808    3.14%        29,750    3.20%
                               
Net interest earning assets/net interest margin (2)(4)  $1,209,896         3.39%  $1,142,864         3.43%
                               
Ratio of interest earning assets to interest  bearing liabilities             148.96%             148.82%
                               
Tax equivalent adjustment        (347)             (318)     
                               
Net interest income       $30,461             $29,432      

 

(1) Amounts are net of deferred origination costs/(fees) and the allowance for loan losses.

(2) Presented on a tax equivalent basis.

(3) Net interest rate spread represents the difference between the yield on average interest earning assets and the cost of average interest bearing liabilities.

(4) Net interest margin represents net interest income divided by average interest earning assets.

 

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Rate/Volume Analysis

 

Net interest income can be analyzed in terms of the impact of changes in rates and volumes. The following table illustrates the extent to which changes in interest rates and in the volume of average interest earning assets and interest bearing liabilities have affected the Bank’s interest income and interest expense during the periods indicated. Information is provided in each category with respect to (i) changes attributable to changes in volume (changes in volume multiplied by prior rate); (ii) changes attributable to changes in rates (changes in rates multiplied by prior volume); and (iii) the net changes. For purposes of this table, changes that are not due solely to volume or rate changes have been allocated to these categories based on the respective percentage changes in average volume and rate. Due to the numerous simultaneous volume and rate changes during the periods analyzed, it is not possible to precisely allocate changes between volume and rate. In addition, average earning assets include nonaccrual loans.

 

   Three Months Ended 
   March 31, 2017 Over 2016 
   Changes Due To 
(In thousands)  Volume   Rate   Net Change 
Interest income on interest earning assets:               
Loans, net (1)(2)  $2,635   $(1,204)  $1,431 
Mortgage-backed securities, CMOs and other   asset-backed securities   222    (254)   (32)
Taxable securities   57    81    138 
Tax exempt securities (2)   441    (348)   93 
Deposits with banks   (69)   78    9 
Total interest income on interest earning assets   3,286    (1,647)   1,639 
                
Interest expense on interest bearing liabilities:               
Savings, NOW and money market deposits   55    218    273 
Certificates of deposit of $100,000 or more   (252)   416    164 
Other time deposits   (297)   281    (16)
Federal funds purchased and repurchase agreements   73    58    131 
Federal Home Loan Bank advances   372    (50)   322 
Subordinated debentures   -    -    - 
Junior subordinated debentures   (243)   (50)   (293)
Total interest expense on interest bearing liabilities   (292)   873    581 
Net interest income  $3,578   $(2,520)  $1,058 

 

(1) Amounts are net of deferred origination costs/(fees) and the allowance for loan losses.

(2) Presented on a tax equivalent basis.

 

Analysis of Net Interest Income for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2017 and 2016

 

Net interest income was $30.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017 compared to $29.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016. Average net interest earning assets increased $67.0 million to $1.21 billion for the three months ended March 31, 2017 compared to $1.14 billion for the three months ended March 31, 2016. The increase in average net interest earning assets reflects organic growth in loans and securities partially offset by an increase in average deposits and borrowings. The net interest margin decreased to 3.39% for the three months ended March 31, 2017 compared to 3.43% for the three months ended March 31, 2016. The decrease in the net interest margin for 2017 compared to 2016 reflects the higher overall funding costs due in part to the Fed Funds rate increases in December 2016 and March 2017 partially offset by the decrease in costs associated with the junior subordinated debentures which were redeemed in January 2017.

 

Interest income increased $1.6 million or 4.8% to $35.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017 from $33.6 million for the same period in 2016 as average interest earning assets increased $197.1 million or 5.7% to $3.68 billion for the three months ended March 31, 2017 compared to $3.48 billion for the same period in 2016. The increase in average interest earning assets for the three months ended March 31, 2017 compared to 2016 reflects organic growth in loans and securities. The tax adjusted average yield on interest earning assets was 3.92% for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 and March 31, 2016.

 

Interest income on loans increased $1.4 million to $29.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017 over 2016, primarily due to growth in the loan portfolio. For the three months ended March 31, 2017, average loans grew by $164.5 million or 6.8% to $2.59 billion as compared to $2.42 billion for the same period in 2016. The increase in average loans was the result of organic growth in multi-family mortgage loans, commercial real estate mortgage loans, and commercial and industrial loans partially offset by a

 

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decrease in residential mortgage loans. The tax adjusted yield on average loans was 4.62% for the first quarter of 2017 and 4.65% for the same period in 2016. The Bank remains committed to growing loans with prudent underwriting, sensible pricing and limited credit and extension risk.

 

Interest income on investment securities was $5.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and $5.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016. Interest income on securities included net amortization of premiums on securities of $1.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017 compared to $1.5 million for the same period in 2016. For the three months ended March 31, 2017, average total investments increased by $43.1 million or 4.2% to $1.07 billion as compared to $1.03 billion for the same period in 2016. The tax adjusted average yield on total securities was 2.29% for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2.28% for the three months ended March 31, 2016.

 

Total interest expense increased to $4.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017 as compared to $4.2 million for the same period in 2016. The increase in interest expense for the three months ended March 31, 2017 is a result of the increase in the cost of average interest bearing liabilities coupled with an increase in average interest bearing liabilities. The cost of average interest bearing liabilities was 0.78% for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 0.72% for the three months ended March 31, 2016. The increase in the cost of average interest bearing liabilities is primarily due to higher overall funding costs due in part to the Fed Funds rate increases in December 2016 and March 2017 partially offset by the decrease in costs associated with the junior subordinated debentures which were redeemed in January 2017. Since the Company’s interest bearing liabilities generally reprice or mature more quickly than its interest earning assets, an increase in short term interest rates would initially result in a decrease in net interest income.  The Company began extending the terms of certain matured borrowings at the end of the 2017 first quarter in anticipation of further Fed Funds rate increases. Additionally, the large percentages of deposits in money market accounts reprice at short term market rates making the balance sheet more liability sensitive. The Bank continues its prudent management of deposit pricing. Average total interest bearing liabilities increased $130.0 million or 5.6% to $2.47 billion for the three months ended March 31, 2017 compared to $2.34 billion for the same period in 2016 due to increases in both average borrowings and average deposits.

 

For the three months ended March 31, 2017, average total deposits increased by $15.5 million to $2.94 billion as compared to average total deposits of $2.92 billion for the three months ended March 31, 2016 due to increases in average savings, NOW and money market accounts and demand deposits offset by decreases in certificates of deposit. The average balance of savings, NOW and money market accounts increased $59.9 million or 3.8% to $1.63 billion for the three months ended March 31, 2017 compared to $1.57 billion for the three months ended March 31, 2016. The cost of average savings, NOW and money market deposits was 0.38% for the 2017 first quarter compared to 0.33% for the 2016 first quarter. Average demand deposits increased $25.8 million or 2.4% to $1.09 billion for the three months ended March 31, 2017 as compared to $1.07 billion for the same period in 2016. Average balances in certificates of deposit decreased $70.2 million or 25.3% to $207.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017 compared to $277.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016. The cost of average certificates of deposit increased to 1.09% for the three months ended March 31, 2017 compared to 0.59% for the same period in 2016. Average public fund deposits comprised 18.5% of total average deposits during the 2017 first quarter and 17.9% for the 2016 first quarter.

 

Average federal funds purchased and repurchase agreements increased $36.8 million or 34.5% to $143.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017 compared to $106.8 million for the same period in 2016. The cost of average federal funds purchased and repurchase agreements was 0.89% for the 2017 first quarter compared to 0.70% for the 2016 first quarter. Average FHLB advances increased $116.7 million or 40.5% to $404.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017 compared to $287.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016. Average junior subordinated debentures decreased $13.2 million or 82.9% to $2.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017 compared to $15.9 million for the same period in 2016. The junior subordinated debentures were redeemed in January 2017.

 

Provision and Allowance for Loan Losses

 

The Bank’s loan portfolio consists primarily of real estate loans secured by commercial, multi-family and residential real estate properties located in the Bank’s principal lending areas of Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island and the New York City boroughs. The interest rates charged by the Bank on loans are affected primarily by the demand for such loans, the supply of money available for lending purposes, the rates offered by its competitors, the Bank’s relationship with the customer, and the related credit risks of the transaction. These factors are affected by general and economic conditions including, but not limited to, monetary policies of the federal government, including the Federal Reserve Board, legislative policies and governmental budgetary matters.

 

Based on the Company’s continuing review of the overall loan portfolio, the current asset quality of the portfolio, the growth in the loan portfolio and the net charge-offs, a provision for loan losses of $0.8 million was recorded during the three months ended March 31, 2017 compared to a provision for loan losses of $1.3 million during the same period in 2016. Contributing to the lower provision was lower loan growth and net charge-offs in the 2017 first quarter compared to the 2016 first quarter. Net charge-offs were $0.1 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 compared to $0.2 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2016. The ratio of the

 

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allowance for loan losses to nonaccrual loans was 2,118%, 2,087% and 1,333%, at March 31, 2017, December 31, 2016, and March 31, 2016, respectively. The allowance for loan losses increased to $26.6 million at March 31, 2017 as compared to $25.9 million at December 31, 2016 and $21.8 million at March 31, 2016. The allowance as a percentage of total loans was 1.00% at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016 and 0.88% at March 31, 2016. The increase in the allowance for loan losses from March 31, 2016 reflects loan portfolio growth, primarily multi-family mortgage loans, coupled with an increase in classified loans as of December 31, 2016, as well as certain acquired loans being refinanced by the Bank over the past year. In accordance with current accounting guidance, acquired loans are recorded at fair value as of acquisition, effectively netting estimated future losses against the loan balances whereas loans originated and refinanced by the Bank have recorded allowances for loan losses. Management continues to carefully monitor the loan portfolio as well as real estate trends in Nassau and Suffolk Counties and the New York City boroughs.

 

Loans totaling $95.7 million or 3.6% of total loans at March 31, 2017 were categorized as classified loans compared to $84.3 million or 3.2% at December 31, 2016 and $23.7 million or 1.0% at March 31, 2016. Classified loans include loans with credit quality indicators with the internally assigned grades of special mention, substandard and doubtful. These loans are categorized as classified loans because management has information that indicates the borrower may not be able to comply with the present repayment terms. These loans are subject to increased management attention and their classification is reviewed at least quarterly.

 

At March 31, 2017, $43.9 million of classified loans were commercial real estate (“CRE”) loans, which were well secured with real estate as collateral. Of the $43.9 million of CRE loans, $41.3 million were current and $2.6 million were past due. In addition, all the CRE loans have personal guarantees. At March 31, 2017, $10.8 million of classified loans were residential real estate loans with $10.2 million current and $0.6 million past due. The increase in classified residential real estate loans from December 31, 2016 is the result of the modification of two loans to one borrower which were classified as special mention at March 31, 2017. Commercial, industrial, and agricultural loans represented $40.6 million of classified loans, with $40.0 million current and $0.6 million past due. Taxi medallion loans represented $26.2 million of the classified commercial, industrial and agricultural loans at March 31, 2017.  The Bank’s taxi medallion loan portfolio was downgraded to special mention at December 31, 2016 due to weakening cash flows and declining collateral values.  All of the Bank’s taxi medallion loans are collateralized by New York City – Manhattan medallions, have personal guarantees and were current as of March 31, 2017. The Bank has not experienced any delinquencies in this portfolio. No new originations of taxi medallion loans are currently planned and management expects these balances to decline through amortization and pay offs. There was $0.3 million of classified real estate construction and land loans, all of which are current. The remaining $0.1 million in classified loans are consumer loans that are unsecured and current, have personal guarantees and demonstrate sufficient cash flow to pay the loans. Due to the structure and nature of the credits, the Company does not expect to sustain a material loss on these relationships.

 

CRE loans, including multi-family loans, represented $1.57 billion or 59.1% of the total loan portfolio at March 31, 2017 compared to $1.54 billion or 59.2% at December 31, 2016 and $1.39 billion or 56.1% at March 31, 2016. The Bank’s underwriting standards for CRE loans require an evaluation of the cash flow of the property, the overall cash flow of the borrower and related guarantors as well as the value of the real estate securing the loan. In addition, the Bank’s underwriting standards for CRE loans are consistent with regulatory requirements with original loan to value ratios generally less than or equal to 75%. The Bank considers charge-off history, delinquency trends, cash flow analysis, and the impact of the local economy on commercial real estate values when evaluating the appropriate level of the allowance for loan losses.

 

As of March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, the Company had individually impaired loans as defined by FASB ASC No. 310, “Receivables” of $11.0 million and $3.4 million, respectively. For a loan to be considered impaired, management determines after review whether it is probable that the Bank will not be able to collect all amounts due according to the contractual terms of the loan agreement. Management applies its normal loan review procedures in making these judgments. Impaired loans include individually classified nonaccrual loans and troubled debt restructurings (“TDRs”). For impaired loans, the Bank evaluates the impairment of the loan in accordance with FASB ASC 310-10-35-22. Impairment is determined based on the present value of expected future cash flows discounted at the loan’s effective interest rate. For loans that are collateral dependent, the fair value of the collateral less costs to sell is used to determine the fair value of the loan. The fair value of the collateral is determined based on recent appraised values. The fair value of the collateral less costs to sell or present value of expected cash flows is compared to the carrying value to determine if any write-down or specific loan loss allowance allocation is required. The increase in impaired loans is the result of the modification of two loans to one borrower. The loans are both current and are classified as performing TDRs at March 31, 2017.

 

Nonaccrual loans were $1.3 million or 0.05% of total loans at March 31, 2017 and $1.2 million or 0.05% of total loans at December 31, 2016. TDRs represent $0.3 million of the nonaccrual loans at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016.

 

The Bank had no other real estate owned at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016.

 

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The following table sets forth changes in the allowance for loan losses for the periods indicated:

 

   Three Months Ended 
(In thousands)  March 31, 2017   March 31, 2016 
Beginning balance  $25,904   $20,744 
Charge-offs:          
Commercial real estate mortgage loans   -    - 
Multi-family mortgage loans   -    - 
Residential real estate mortgage loans   -    - 
Commercial, industrial and agricultural loans   (95)   (200)
Real estate construction and land loans   -    - 
Installment/consumer loans   -