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SI Financial Group 10-Q 2010

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Form 10-Q
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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 September 30, 2010

OR

 

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

For the Transition Period from              to             

Commission File Number: 0-50801

 

 

SI FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

United States   84-1655232

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

803 Main Street, Willimantic, Connecticut   06226
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(860) 423-4581

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

 

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 (Section 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  ¨    No  ¨

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

 

Large Accelerated Filer   ¨    Accelerated Filer   ¨
Non-Accelerated Filer   ¨    Smaller Reporting Company   x

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

As of November 5, 2010, there were 11,777,496 shares of the registrant’s common stock outstanding.

 

 

 


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SI FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.

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          Page No.  

PART I.

   FINANCIAL INFORMATION   
Item 1.    Financial Statements:   
   Consolidated Balance Sheets at September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009      1   
   Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009      2   
   Consolidated Statement of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity for the nine months ended September 30, 2010      3   
   Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009      4   
   Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements      6   
Item 2.    Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations      28   
Item 3.    Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk      39   
Item 4(T).    Controls and Procedures      39   
PART II.    OTHER INFORMATION   
Item 1.    Legal Proceedings      39   
Item 1A.    Risk Factors      39   
Item 2.    Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds      40   
Item 3.    Defaults Upon Senior Securities      40   
Item 4.    [Removed and Reserved]      40   
Item 5.    Other Information      40   
Item 6.    Exhibits      40   
SIGNATURES      41   


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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements.

SI FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in Thousands, Except Share Amounts/Unaudited)

 

     September 30,
2010
    December 31,
2009
 

ASSETS:

    

Cash and due from banks:

    

Noninterest-bearing

   $ 11,755      $ 12,889   

Interest-bearing

     4,508        2,350   

Federal funds sold

     35,595        8,965   
                

Total cash and cash equivalents

     51,858        24,204   

Trading securities, at fair value

     526        —     

Available for sale securities, at fair value

     173,248        183,562   

Loans held for sale

     7,093        396   

Loans receivable (net of allowance for loan losses of $4,996 at September 30, 2010 and $4,891 at December 31, 2009)

     604,609        607,692   

Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost

     8,388        8,388   

Bank-owned life insurance

     8,950        8,734   

Premises and equipment, net

     12,184        12,966   

Goodwill and other intangibles

     4,171        4,195   

Accrued interest receivable

     3,293        3,341   

Deferred tax asset, net

     5,272        6,078   

Other real estate owned

     2,256        3,680   

Prepaid FDIC deposit insurance assessment

     2,815        3,549   

Other assets

     5,655        5,569   
                

Total assets

   $ 890,318      $ 872,354   
                

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:

    

Liabilities:

    

Deposits:

    

Noninterest-bearing

   $ 64,708      $ 65,407   

Interest-bearing

     609,590        593,380   
                

Total deposits

     674,298        658,787   

Mortgagors’ and investors’ escrow accounts

     1,696        3,591   

Federal Home Loan Bank advances

     114,169        116,100   

Junior subordinated debt owed to unconsolidated trust

     8,248        8,248   

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

     10,002        8,166   
                

Total liabilities

     808,413        794,892   
                

Stockholders’ Equity:

    

Preferred stock ($.01 par value; 1,000,000 shares authorized; none issued)

     —          —     

Common stock ($.01 par value; 75,000,000 shares authorized; 12,563,750 shares issued; 11,777,496 and 11,789,202 shares outstanding at September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively)

     126        126   

Additional paid-in-capital

     52,212        52,230   

Unallocated common shares held by ESOP

     (2,987     (3,230

Unearned restricted shares

     (27     (193

Retained earnings

     40,025        38,883   

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

     595        (2,389

Treasury stock at cost (786,254 and 774,548 shares at September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively)

     (8,039     (7,965
                

Total stockholders’ equity

     81,905        77,462   
                

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 890,318      $ 872,354   
                

See accompanying notes to unaudited interim consolidated financial statements.

 

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SI FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Dollars in Thousands Except Per Share Amounts/Unaudited)

 

     Three Months
Ended  September 30,
    Nine Months
Ended  September 30,
 
     2010     2009     2010     2009  

Interest and dividend income:

        

Loans, including fees

   $ 8,309      $ 8,818      $ 25,165      $ 26,857   

Securities:

        

Taxable interest

     1,522        1,864        4,844        5,912   

Tax-exempt interest

     7        17        36        30   

Dividends

     6        10        17        37   

Other

     32        14        81        91   
                                

Total interest and dividend income

     9,876        10,723        30,143        32,927   
                                

Interest expense:

        

Deposits

     2,262        3,297        7,379        10,128   

Federal Home Loan Bank advances

     1,051        1,337        3,163        4,258   

Subordinated debt

     44        47        124        177   
                                

Total interest expense

     3,357        4,681        10,666        14,563   
                                

Net interest income

     6,519        6,042        19,477        18,364   

Provision for loan losses

     270        700        692        2,630   
                                

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

     6,249        5,342        18,785        15,734   
                                

Noninterest income:

        

Total other-than-temporary impairment losses on securities

     (160     —          (492     (150

Portion of losses recognized in other comprehensive income

     —          —          —          —     
                                

Net impairment losses recognized in earnings

     (160     —          (492     (150

Service fees

     1,248        1,291        3,825        3,739   

Wealth management fees

     1,011        983        3,065        2,910   

Increase in cash surrender value of bank-owned life insurance

     73        74        216        220   

Net gain (loss) on sale of securities

     197        (127     878        127   

Net (loss) gain on disposal of equipment

     (5     (5     (5     99   

Mortgage banking fees

     221        181        576        519   

Other

     (60     287        12        35   
                                

Total noninterest income

     2,525        2,684        8,075        7,499   
                                

Noninterest expenses:

        

Salaries and employee benefits

     3,684        3,777        11,895        11,979   

Occupancy and equipment

     1,433        1,376        4,197        4,182   

Computer and electronic banking services

     958        941        2,852        2,564   

Outside professional services

     210        235        746        704   

Marketing and advertising

     179        215        569        624   

Supplies

     112        119        377        401   

FDIC deposit insurance and regulatory assessments

     321        333        989        1,205   

Other

     777        611        2,351        1,987   
                                

Total noninterest expenses

     7,674        7,607        23,976        23,646   
                                

Income (loss) before income tax provision (benefit)

     1,100        419        2,884        (413

Income tax provision (benefit)

     262        41        840        (228
                                

Net income (loss)

   $ 838      $ 378      $ 2,044      $ (185
                                

Net income (loss) per share:

        

Basic

   $ 0.07      $ 0.03      $ 0.18      $ (0.02

Diluted

   $ 0.07      $ 0.03      $ 0.18      $ (0.02

See accompanying notes to unaudited interim consolidated financial statements.

 

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SI FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

FOR THE NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2010

(Dollars in Thousands, Except Share Amounts/Unaudited)

 

     Common Stock      Additional
Paid-in
Capital
    Unallocated
Common
Shares Held
by ESOP
    Unearned
Restricted
Shares
    Retained
Earnings
    Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
    Treasury
Stock
    Total
Stockholders’
Equity
 
     Shares      Dollars                 

Balance at December 31, 2009

     12,563,750       $ 126       $ 52,230      $ (3,230   $ (193   $ 38,883      $ (2,389   $ (7,965   $ 77,462   
                          

Cumulative effect adjustment for change in accounting principle for embedded credit derivatives

     —           —           —          —          —          (652     652        —          —     

Comprehensive income:

                    

Net income

     —           —           —          —          —          2,044        —          —          2,044   

Net unrealized gains on available for sale securities, net of reclassification adjustment and tax effects

     —           —           —          —          —          —          2,555        —          2,555   

Net unrealized loss on interest-rate swap derivative

     —           —           —          —          —          —          (223     —          (223
                          

Total comprehensive income

                       4,376   

Cash dividends declared ($0.06 per share)

     —           —           —          —          —          (250     —          —          (250

Treasury stock purchased

     —           —           —          —          —          —          —          (74     (74

Equity incentive plan awards earned

     —           —           75        —          166        —          —          —          241   

Committed to release 24,222 ESOP shares

     —           —           (93     243        —          —          —          —          150   
                                                                          

Balance at September 30, 2010

     12,563,750       $ 126       $ 52,212      $ (2,987   $ (27   $ 40,025      $ 595      $ (8,039   $ 81,905   
                                                                          

See accompanying notes to unaudited interim consolidated financial statements.

 

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SI FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In Thousands/Unaudited)

 

     Nine Months Ended September 30,  
     2010     2009  

Cash flows from operating activities:

    

Net income (loss)

   $ 2,044      $ (185

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

    

Provision for loan losses

     692        2,630   

Employee stock ownership plan expense

     150        117   

Equity incentive plan expense

     241        558   

Amortization (accretion) of investment premiums and discounts, net

     318        (129

Amortization of loan premiums and discounts, net

     513        178   

Depreciation and amortization of premises and equipment

     1,472        1,442   

Amortization of core deposit intangible

     24        32   

Amortization of mortgage servicing rights

     145        111   

Net gain on sale of securities

     (878     (127

Net loss on trading securities

     129        —     

Deferred income tax benefit

     (846     (38

Loans originated for sale

     (34,812     (47,585

Proceeds from sale of loans held for sale

     28,270        46,783   

Net gain on sale of loans

     (419     (587

Net loss (gain) on disposal of equipment

     5        (99

Net loss (gain) on sale of other real estate owned

     48        (7

Increase in cash surrender value of bank-owned life insurance

     (216     (220

Gain on bank-owned life insurance

     —          (291

Impairment losses on securities

     492        150   

Reduction in carrying value of other real estate owned

     282        —     

Change in operating assets and liabilities:

    

Accrued interest receivable

     48        250   

Other assets

     928        43   

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

     1,783        (764
                

Net cash provided by operating activities

     413        2,262   
                

Cash flows from investing activities:

    

Purchases of available for sale securities

     (71,538     (64,105

Proceeds from sales of available for sale securities

     40,144        13,610   

Proceeds from maturities of and principal repayments on available for sale securities

     44,992        45,233   

Net decrease in loans

     29,421        29,405   

Purchases of loans receivable

     (29,337     (27,037

Proceeds from sale of other real estate owned

     2,888        1,600   

Purchases of premises and equipment

     (690     (3,377

Proceeds from bank-owned life insurance

     —          561   

Net cash paid for branch sale

     —          (619
                

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

     15,880        (4,729
                

Cash flows from financing activities:

    

Net increase in deposits

     15,511        36,552   

Net decrease in mortgagors’ and investors’ escrow accounts

     (1,895     (1,857

Proceeds from Federal Home Loan Bank advances

     23,355        4,032   

Repayments of Federal Home Loan Bank advances

     (25,286     (20,532

Cash dividends on common stock

     (250     —     

Treasury stock purchased

     (74     (68
                

Net cash provided by financing activities

     11,361        18,127   
                

 

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SI FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Continued)

(In Thousands/Unaudited)

 

     Nine Months Ended September 30,  
     2010      2009  

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

   $ 27,654       $ 15,660   

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

     24,204         23,203   
                 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $ 51,858       $ 38,863   
                 

Supplemental cash flow information:

     

Interest paid

   $ 10,672       $ 14,653   

Income taxes paid, net

     204         731   

Transfer of loans to other real estate owned

     1,794         2,691   

Branch sale:

Cash paid for the disposition of net liabilities related to the sale of the branch office located in Gales Ferry, Connecticut in January 2009 were as follows:

 

Assets:

  

Loans receivable

   $ 3   

Fixed assets, net

     950   

Other assets

     96   
        

Total assets

     1,049   
        

Liabilities:

  

Deposits

     1,668   
        

Total liabilities

     1,668   
        

Net liabilities

   $ 619   
        

See accompanying notes to unaudited interim consolidated financial statements.

 

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SI FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 AND 2009 AND DECEMBER 31, 2009

 

NOTE 1. NATURE OF BUSINESS AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Nature of Business

SI Financial Group, Inc. (the “Company”) is the holding company for Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company (the “Bank”). Established in 1842, the Bank is a community-oriented financial institution headquartered in Willimantic, Connecticut. The Bank provides a variety of financial services to individuals, businesses and municipalities through its twenty-one offices in eastern Connecticut. Its primary products include savings, checking and certificate of deposit accounts, residential and commercial mortgage loans, commercial business loans and consumer loans. In addition, wealth management services, which include trust, financial planning, life insurance and investment services, are offered to individuals and businesses through the Bank’s Connecticut offices. SI Trust Servicing, the third-party provider of trust outsourcing services for community banks, expands the wealth management products offered by the Bank, and offers trust services to other community banks. The Company does not conduct any material business other than owning all of the stock of the Bank and making payments on the subordinated debentures it holds.

Principles of Consolidation

The accompanying consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary, the Bank, and the Bank’s wholly-owned subsidiaries, 803 Financial Corp., SI Mortgage Company and SI Realty Company, Inc. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated.

Basis of Financial Statement Presentation

The interim consolidated financial statements and related notes have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for interim financial information, with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Rule 8-03 of Regulation S-X of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and general practices within the banking industry. Accordingly, certain information and footnote disclosures required by GAAP for complete financial statements have been omitted. Information in the accompanying interim consolidated financial statements and notes to the financial statements of the Company as of September 30, 2010 and for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009 is unaudited. These unaudited interim consolidated financial statements and related notes should be read in conjunction with the audited financial statements of the Company and the accompanying notes for the year ended December 31, 2009 contained in the Company’s
Form 10-K.

Interim financial statements are subject to possible adjustment in connection with the annual audit of the Company for the year ending December 31, 2010. In the opinion of management, the accompanying unaudited interim consolidated financial statements reflect all of the adjustments, consisting only of normal and recurring adjustments, necessary for a fair presentation of the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows as of and for the period covered herein. The results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 are not necessarily indicative of the operating results for the year ending December 31, 2010.

In preparing the consolidated financial statements, management is required to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, and disclosures of contingent assets and liabilities, as of the date of the balance sheets and reported amounts of revenues and expenses for the periods presented. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Material estimates that are particularly susceptible to significant change in the near term relate to the determination of the allowance for loan losses, other-than-temporary impairment (“OTTI”) of securities, deferred income taxes and the impairment of long-lived assets.

 

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SI FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 AND 2009 AND DECEMBER 31, 2009

 

 

 

Reclassifications

Certain amounts in the Company’s 2009 consolidated financial statements have been reclassified to conform to the 2010 presentation. Income statement amounts totaling $417,000 and $978,000 of net deferred loan origination fees and costs were reclassified from salaries and benefits expense to loan interest and fee income and mortgage banking fees for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively. Such reclassifications had no effect on net income.

Derivative Financial Instruments

Derivative financial instruments are recognized as assets and liabilities on the consolidated balance sheet and measured at fair value.

Interest Rate Swap Agreement

The Company uses an interest rate swap agreement, as part of its interest rate risk management strategy, to hedge various exposures or to modify interest rate characteristics of certain balance sheet accounts. Interest rate swaps are contracts in which a series of interest rate flows are exchanged over a prescribed period. The notional amount on which the interest payments are based is not exchanged. The Company’s swap agreement is a derivative instrument and generally converts a portion of the Company’s variable-rate debt to a fixed rate.

The Company has characterized its interest rate swap as a cash flow hedge. Cash flow hedges are used to minimize the variability in cash flows of assets or liabilities, or forecasted transactions caused by interest rate fluctuations, and are recorded at fair value in other assets or liabilities within the Company’s balance sheets. Changes in the fair value of these cash flow hedges are initially recorded as a component of other comprehensive income and subsequently reclassified into earnings when the hedged transaction affects earnings. The ineffective portion of the gain or loss on derivative instrument, if any, is recognized in earnings.

Interest rate derivative financial instruments receive hedge accounting treatment only if they are designated as a hedge and are expected to be, and are, effective in substantially reducing interest rate risk arising from the assets and liabilities identified as exposing the Company to risk. Those derivative financial instruments that do not meet specified hedging criteria would be recorded at fair value with changes in fair value recorded in earnings. If periodic assessment indicates derivatives no longer provide an effective hedge, the derivative contracts would be closed out and settled, or classified as a trading activity.

For cash flow hedges, the net settlement (upon close-out or termination) that offsets changes in the value of the hedged debt is deferred and amortized into net interest income over the life of the hedged debt. The portion, if any, of the net settlement amount that did not offset changes in the value of the hedged asset or liability is recognized immediately in noninterest income.

Cash flows resulting from the derivative financial instruments that are accounted for as hedges of assets and liabilities are classified in the cash flow statement in the same category as the cash flows of the items being hedged.

Trading Activities

Securities that are held principally for resale in the near term are recorded in the trading securities account at fair value with changes in fair value recorded in earnings. Interest and dividends are included in net interest income.

 

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SI FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 AND 2009 AND DECEMBER 31, 2009

 

 

 

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

Transfers of Financial Assets – In June 2009, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued new requirements related to the accounting for transfers of financial assets, including securitization transactions. These requirements: (1) eliminate the concept of a qualifying special-purpose entity, (2) change the requirements for derecognizing financial assets and (3) require additional disclosures to enhance information reported to users of financial statements by providing greater transparency about transfers of financial assets and an entity’s continuing involvement in transferred financial assets. These requirements were effective for a reporting entity’s first annual reporting period that begins after November 15, 2009. Transfers of financial assets occurring on or after the effective date are subject to the new requirements. The Company adopted these new requirements effective January 1, 2010, which did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

Fair Value Measurement Disclosures – In January 2010, the FASB amended its standards related to the disclosure of fair value measurements to require: (1) separate disclosure of significant amounts transferred in and out of Levels 1 and 2 fair value measurement categories, (2) a reconciliation of activity in the Level 3 fair value measurement category to present separately information relating to purchases, sales, issuances and settlements, (3) greater disaggregation of the assets and liabilities for which fair value measurements are presented and (4) expanded disclosure of the valuation techniques and inputs used to measure assets and liabilities in Levels 2 and 3 fair value measurement categories. The Company adopted these amendments effective January 1, 2010, with the exception of the requirement related to the reconciliation of activity in Level 3 fair value measurement category, which is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2010. The adoption of this amendment did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

Subsequent Events – In February 2010, the FASB amended its standard to require SEC filers to evaluate subsequent events through the date the financial statements are issued and eliminates the requirement to disclose the evaluation date in both issued and revised financial statements to alleviate potential conflicts with SEC requirements. This amendment was effective upon issuance and did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

Scope Exception Related to Embedded Credit Derivatives – In March 2010, the FASB amended its standards related to derivatives and hedging to clarify that the only form of an embedded credit derivative that is exempt from embedded derivative bifurcation requirements are those that relate to the subordination of one financial instrument to another. As a result, entities that have contracts containing an embedded credit derivative feature in a form other than such subordination may need to separately account for the embedded credit derivative feature. Upon initially adopting the amendments of this update, an entity may elect the fair value option for any investment in a beneficial interest in a securitized financial asset. The provisions of the update became effective on July 1, 2010. The Company recorded a cumulative effect adjustment for a change in accounting principle as a reduction to retained earnings and an increase in accumulated other comprehensive income of $652,000 related to the adoption of this update.

Effect of a Loan Modification When the Loan Is Part of a Pool That is Accounted for as a Single Asset - In April 2010, the FASB issued guidance on accounting for acquired loans that have evidence of credit deterioration upon acquisition. It allows acquired assets with common risk characteristics to be accounted for in the aggregate as a pool. This update is effective for modifications of loans accounted for with pools in the first interim or annual period ending on or after July 15, 2010. The adoption of this update did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

Credit Quality of Financing Receivables and the Allowance for Credit Losses - In July 2010, the FASB issued guidance requiring additional disclosures that facilitate financial statement users’ evaluation of: (1) the nature of credit risk inherent in the entity’s portfolio of financing receivables, (2) how that risk is analyzed and assessed in arriving at the allowance for credit losses and (3) the changes and reasons for those

 

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changes in the allowance for credit losses. For public entities, the disclosures as of the end of a reporting period are effective for interim and annual reporting periods ending on or after December 15, 2010 and the disclosures about activity that occurs during a reporting period are effective for interim and annual reporting periods beginning on or after December 15, 2010. This amendment is expected to have a significant impact on the disclosures in Company’s consolidated financial statements.

NOTE 2. EARNINGS (LOSS) PER SHARE

Basic net income (loss) per share is calculated by dividing the net income (loss) available to common stockholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period. Unvested restricted shares are considered outstanding in the computation of basic earnings per share since the shares participate in dividends and the right to the dividends are non-forfeitable. Diluted net income (loss) per share is computed in a manner similar to basic net income per share except that the weighted average number of shares outstanding is increased to include the incremental common shares (as computed using the treasury stock method) that would have been outstanding if all potentially dilutive common stock equivalents were issued during the period. The Company’s common stock equivalents relate solely to stock options. Treasury shares and unallocated common shares held by the Bank’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”) are not deemed outstanding for earnings per share calculations.

Anti-dilutive shares include common stock equivalents with weighted average exercise prices in excess of the weighted average market value for the periods presented. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, all common stock equivalents were anti-dilutive and were not included in the computation of diluted earnings per share. The Company had weighted average anti-dilutive options outstanding of 426,750 and 433,640 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, respectively, and 468,837 and 473,271 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively. The computation of earnings per share is as follows:

 

     Three Months
Ended  September 30,
     Nine Months
Ended  September 30,
 

(Dollars in Thousands, Except Share Amounts)

   2010      2009      2010      2009  

Net income (loss)

   $ 838       $ 378       $ 2,044       $ (185
                                   

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

           

Basic

     11,470,777         11,450,188         11,468,498         11,447,940   

Effect of dilutive stock options

     11,212         —           6,816         —     
                                   

Diluted

     11,481,989         11,450,188         11,475,314         11,447,940   
                                   

Net income (loss) per share:

           

Basic

   $ 0.07       $ 0.03       $ 0.18       $ (0.02

Diluted

   $ 0.07       $ 0.03       $ 0.18       $ (0.02

NOTE 3. SECURITIES

Trading securities:

During the third quarter of 2010, the Company elected to fair value two collateralized debt obligations, previously reported as available for sale securities, and report them as trading securities in accordance with applicable guidance. These securities had an amortized cost of $526,000 and $1.7 million and fair value of $526,000 and $739,000 at September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively. Cumulative unrealized losses at the date of election totaling $652,000 were reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income to retained earnings as a cumulative effect adjustment resulting from a change in accounting principle. The Company does not purchase securities with the intent of selling them in the near term, thus there are no other securities in the trading portfolio. For the nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009, the net losses recognized on trading activities were $129,000 and $0, respectively.

 

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Available for sale securities:

The amortized cost, gross unrealized gains and losses and approximate fair values of available for sale securities at September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009 are as follows:

 

     September 30, 2010  

(In thousands)

   Amortized
Cost (1)
     Gross
Unrealized
Gains
     Gross
Unrealized
Losses
    Fair
Value
 

Debt Securities:

          

U.S. Government and agency obligations

   $ 24,799       $ 336       $ (10   $ 25,125   

Government-sponsored enterprises

     13,079         365         —          13,444   

Mortgage-backed securities:(2)

          

Agency - residential

     89,568         3,574         (79     93,063   

Non-agency - residential

     12,466         238         (772     11,932   

Non-agency - HELOC

     4,029         —           (678     3,351   

Corporate debt securities

     14,502         322         (58     14,766   

Collateralized debt obligations

     6,476         —           (2,256     4,220   

Obligations of state and political subdivisions

     5,755         279         —          6,034   

Tax-exempt securities

     210         6         —          216   

Foreign government securities

     100         —           —          100   
                                  

Total debt securities

     170,984         5,120         (3,853     172,251   

Equity securities:

          

Equity securities - financial services

     1,024         —           (27     997   
                                  

Total available for sale securities

   $ 172,008       $ 5,120       $ (3,880   $ 173,248   
                                  

 

(1)

Net of OTTI write-downs recognized in earnings.

(2)

Agency securities refer to debt obligations issued or guaranteed by government corporations or government-sponsored enterprises (“GSEs”). Non-agency securities, or private-label securities, are the sole obligation of their issuer and are not guaranteed by one of the GSEs or the U.S. Government.

 

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 AND 2009 AND DECEMBER 31, 2009

 

 

 

     December 31, 2009  

(In thousands)

   Amortized
Cost (1)
     Gross
Unrealized
Gains
     Gross
Unrealized
Losses
    Fair
Value
 

Debt Securities:

          

U.S. Government and agency obligations

   $ 35,945       $ 393       $ (109   $ 36,229   

Government-sponsored enterprises

     13,980         137         (82     14,035   

Mortgage-backed securities:(2)

          

Agency - residential

     89,751         3,467         (119     93,099   

Non-agency - residential

     18,690         —           (2,471     16,219   

Non-agency - HELOC

     4,328         —           (2,132     2,196   

Corporate debt securities

     6,979         355         (13     7,321   

Collateralized debt obligations

     8,153         1         (3,116     5,038   

Obligations of state and political subdivisions

     5,003         145         (17     5,131   

Tax-exempt securities

     3,210         9         —          3,219   

Foreign government securities

     100         —           —          100   
                                  

Total debt securities

     186,139         4,507         (8,059     182,587   

Equity securities:

          

Equity securities - financial services

     1,043         19         (87     975   
                                  

Total available for sale securities

   $ 187,182       $ 4,526       $ (8,146   $ 183,562   
                                  

 

(1)

Net of OTTI write-downs recognized in earnings, other than such noncredit-related amounts reclassified on January 1, 2009 as a cumulative effect adjustment for a change in accounting principle.

(2)

Agency securities refer to debt obligations issued or guaranteed by government corporations or government-sponsored enterprises (“GSEs”). Non-agency securities, or private-label securities, are the sole obligation of their issuer and are not guaranteed by one of the GSEs or the U.S. Government.

The amortized cost and fair value of debt securities by contractual maturities at September 30, 2010 are presented below. Actual maturities of mortgage-backed securities may differ from contractual maturities because the mortgages underlying the securities may be called or repaid without any penalties. Because mortgage-backed securities are not due at a single maturity date, they are not included in the maturity categories in the following maturity summary.

 

(In thousands)

   Amortized
Cost
     Fair
Value
 

Within 1 year

   $ 2,614       $ 2,663   

After 1 but within 5 years

     26,971         27,735   

After 5 but within 10 years

     12,041         12,114   

After 10 years

     23,295         21,393   
                 
     64,921         63,905   

Mortgage-backed securities

     106,063         108,346   
                 

Total debt securities

   $ 170,984       $ 172,251   
                 

 

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 AND 2009 AND DECEMBER 31, 2009

 

 

 

The following is a summary of realized gains and losses on the sale of securities for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009:

 

     Three Months
Ended September 30,
    Nine Months
Ended September 30,
 

(In thousands)

   2010      2009     2010     2009  

Gross gains on sales

   $ 197       $ 153      $ 1,096      $ 634   

Gross losses on sales

     —           (280     (218     (507
                                 

Net gain (loss) on sale of securities

   $ 197       $ (127   $ 878      $ 127   
                                 

Proceeds from the sale of available for sale securities were $6.3 million and $40.1 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, respectively, and were $4.1 million and $13.6 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009, respectively.

The following tables present information pertaining to securities with gross unrealized losses at September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009, aggregated by investment category and length of time the individual securities have been in a continuous unrealized loss position.

 

September 30, 2010:

   Less Than 12 Months      12 Months Or More      Total  

(In thousands)

   Fair
Value
     Unrealized
Losses
     Fair
Value
     Unrealized
Losses
     Fair
Value
     Unrealized
Losses
 

U.S. Government and agency obligations

   $ —         $ —         $ 947       $ 10       $ 947       $ 10   

Mortgage-backed securities:

                 

Agency - residential

     14,029         79         —           —           14,029         79   

Non-agency - residential

     —           —           7,092         772         7,092         772   

Non-agency - HELOC

     —           —           3,351         678         3,351         678   

Corporate debt securities

     3,785         58         —           —           3,785         58   

Collateralized debt obligations

     84         3         4,136         2,253         4,220         2,256   

Equity securities - financial services

     240         15         747         12         987         27   
                                                     

Total

   $ 18,138       $ 155       $ 16,273       $ 3,725       $ 34,411       $ 3,880   
                                                     

 

December 31, 2009:

   Less Than 12 Months      12 Months Or More      Total  
     Fair      Unrealized      Fair      Unrealized      Fair      Unrealized  

(In thousands)

   Value      Losses      Value      Losses      Value      Losses  

U.S. Government and agency obligations

   $ 17,114       $ 90       $ 1,631       $ 19       $ 18,745       $ 109   

Government-sponsored enterprises

     5,899         82         —           —           5,899         82   

Mortgage-backed securities:

                 

Agency - residential

     11,126         119         —           —           11,126         119   

Non-agency - residential

     5,094         80         11,125         2,391         16,219         2,471   

Non-agency - HELOC

     —           —           2,196         2,132         2,196         2,132   

Corporate debt securities

     995         13         —           —           995         13   

Collateralized debt obligations

     1,337         826         3,613         2,290         4,950         3,116   

Obligations of state and political subdivisions

     483         17         —           —           483         17   

Equity securities - financial services

     201         62         734         25         935         87   
                                                     

Total

   $ 42,249       $ 1,289       $ 19,299       $ 6,857       $ 61,548       $ 8,146   
                                                     

 

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Management evaluates securities for OTTI at least on a quarterly basis and more frequently when economic or market conditions warrant such an evaluation. The evaluation is based upon factors such as the creditworthiness of the issuers/guarantors, the underlying collateral, if applicable, and the continuing performance of the securities. Management also evaluates other facts and circumstances that may be indicative of an OTTI condition. These include, but are not limited to, an evaluation of the type of security, length of time and extent to which the fair value has been less than cost and near-term prospects of the issuers. Marketable equity securities are evaluated for OTTI based on the severity and duration of the impairment and, if deemed to be other-than-temporary, the declines in fair value are reflected in earnings as realized losses. For debt securities, OTTI is required to be recognized if: (1) the Company intends to sell the security; (2) it is “more likely than not” that the Company will be required to sell the security before recovery of its amortized cost basis; or (3) the present value of expected cash flows is not sufficient to recover the entire amortized cost basis. For all impaired debt securities that the Company intends to sell, or more likely than not will be required to sell, the full amount of the depreciation is recognized as OTTI through earnings. Credit-related OTTI for all other impaired debt securities is recognized through earnings. Noncredit-related OTTI for such debt securities is recognized in other comprehensive income, net of applicable taxes.

At September 30, 2010, thirty-one debt securities with gross unrealized losses had aggregate depreciation of 10.34% of the Company’s amortized cost basis. The majority of the unrealized losses related to the Company’s non-agency mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligations as discussed below.

Debt Securities:

U.S. Government and Agency Obligations and Government-Sponsored Enterprises. The unrealized losses on the Company’s U.S. Government and agency obligations and government-sponsored enterprises related primarily to a widening of the rate spread to comparable treasury securities. The contractual terms of these investments do not permit the issuer to settle the securities at a price less than the amortized cost basis of the investments. Because the decline in market value is attributable to changes in interest rates and not credit quality and because the Company does not intend to sell these securities and it is not more likely than not that the Company will be required to sell the securities before their anticipated recovery, which may be maturity, the Company does not consider these investments to be other-than-temporarily impaired at September 30, 2010.

Mortgage-backed Securities – Agency - Residential. The unrealized losses on the Company’s agency–residential mortgage-backed securities were caused by increases in the rate spread to comparable treasury securities. The Company does not expect these securities to settle at a price less than the amortized cost basis of the investments. Because the Company does not intend to sell the investments and it is not more likely than not that the Company will be required to sell the investments before the recovery of their amortized cost basis, which may be at maturity, the Company does not consider these investments to be other-than-temporarily impaired at September 30, 2010.

Mortgage-backed Securities - Non-agency - Residential. The unrealized losses on the Company’s non-agency-residential mortgage-backed securities are primarily due to the fact that these securities continue to trade well below historic levels, particularly those backed by jumbo or hybrid loan collateral. In particular, three non-agency mortgage-backed securities displayed market pricing below book value and were rated below investment grade at September 30, 2010. At September 30, 2010, management evaluated credit rating details for the tranche owned, as well as credit information on subordinate tranches, potential future credit losses and loss analyses. Additionally, management reviewed reports prepared by an independent third party for certain non-agency mortgage-backed securities. The Company previously recorded OTTI on one of these non-agency mortgage-backed securities totaling $899,000 related to credit and recognized additional credit-related losses of $160,000 during the quarter ended September 30, 2010. The Company did not record any further impairment losses at September 30, 2010 because the Company does not intend to sell the investments and it is not

 

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more likely than not that the Company will be required to sell the investments before recovery of their amortized cost basis, which may be at maturity. See the table of non-agency mortgage-backed securities rated below investment grade as of September 30, 2010 for more details.

Mortgage-backed Securities - Non-agency - HELOC. The unrealized loss on the Company’s non-agency - HELOC mortgage-backed security is related to one security whose market has been illiquid. This security is collateralized by home equity lines of credit secured by first and second liens and insured by Financial Security Assurance. At September 30, 2010, management evaluated credit rating details, collateral support and loss analyses. All of the unrealized losses on this security relate to factors other than credit. Because the Company does not intend to sell this security and it is not more likely than not that the Company will be required to sell this security before the recovery of its amortized cost basis, which may be at maturity, the Company did not record an impairment loss at September 30, 2010.

Collateralized Debt Obligations. The unrealized losses on the Company’s collateralized debt obligations related to investments in pooled trust preferred securities (“PTPS”). The PTPS market continues to experience significant declines in market value as a result of market saturation. Transactions for PTPS have been limited and have occurred primarily as a result of distressed or forced liquidation sales.

Management evaluated current credit ratings, credit support and stress testing for future defaults related to the Company’s PTPS. Management also reviewed analytics provided by the trustee and independent OTTI review and associated cash flow analyses performed by an independent third party. The unrealized losses on the Company’s PTPS investments were caused by a lack of liquidity, credit downgrades and decreasing credit support. The increased number of bank and insurance company failures has decreased the level of credit support for these investments. A number of lower tranche income issues have foregone payments or have received payment in kind through increased principal allocations. The Company previously recorded OTTI losses on three PTPS investments totaling $1.2 million related to credit factors. During the third quarter, the Company elected to fair value two of these investments, which accounted for nearly all of the previously recorded OTTI. At September 30, 2010, based on the existing credit profile, management does not believe that these investments will suffer from any further credit-related losses. Because the Company does not intend to sell the investments and it is not more likely than not that the Company will be required to sell the investments before recovery of their amortized cost basis, which may be at maturity, the Company did not record additional impairment losses at September 30, 2010. See the table of collateralized debt obligations rated below investment grade as of September 30, 2010 for more details.

Equity Securities:

The Company’s investments in marketable equity securities consist of common and preferred stock of companies in the financial services sector. Management evaluated the near-term prospects of the issuers and the Company’s ability and intent to hold the investments for a reasonable period of time sufficient for an anticipated recovery of fair value. Although the issuers have shown declines in earnings as a result of the weakened economy, no credit issues have been identified that cause management to believe that the declines in market value are other-than-temporary at September 30, 2010.

As of September 30, 2010, for debt securities with OTTI losses, the Company estimated the portion of loss attributable to credit using a discounted cash flow model in accordance with applicable guidance. Significant inputs for the non-agency mortgage-backed securities included the estimated cash flows of the underlying collateral based on key assumptions, such as default rate, loss severity and prepayment rate. Assumptions used can vary widely from loan to loan, and are influenced by such factors as loan interest rate, geographical location of the borrower, borrower characteristics and collateral type. Significant inputs for the collateralized debt obligations included estimated cash flows and prospective deferrals, defaults and recoveries based on the underlying seniority status and subordination structure of the pooled trust

 

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preferred debt tranche at the time of measurement. Prospective deferral, default and recovery estimates affecting projected cash flows were based on an analysis of the underlying financial condition of the individual issuers, with consideration of the account’s capital adequacy, credit quality, lending concentrations and other factors. All cash flow estimates were based on the securities’ tranche structure and contractual rate and maturity terms. The Company utilized the services of a third-party valuation firm to obtain information about the structure in order to determine how the underlying collateral cash flows will be distributed to each security issued from the structure. The present value of the expected cash flows was compared to the Company’s holdings to determine the credit-related impairment loss, if any. To the extent that continued changes in interest rates, credit movements and other factors that influence fair value of investments occur, the Company may be required to record additional impairment charges for OTTI in future periods.

The following table details the Company’s non-agency mortgage-backed security holdings that are rated below investment grade as of September 30, 2010 (dollars in thousands).

 

Security

  

Class (1)

   Amortized
Cost
     Gross
Unrealized
Gains
     Gross
Unrealized
Losses
     Fair
Value
     Lowest
Credit
Rating  (2)
     Total
Credit-
Related
OTTI  (3)
     Credit
Support
Coverage
Ratios (4)
 

MBS 1

   SSNR, AS    $ 3,053       $ —         $ 406       $ 2,647         CCC       $ —           0.816   

MBS 2

   SSUP, AS      388         62         —           450         CC         1,059         0.351   

MBS 3

   PT, AS      470         8         —           478         CC         —           0.883   
                                                     
      $ 3,911       $ 70       $ 406       $ 3,575          $ 1,059      
                                                     

 

(1)

Class definitions: PT - Pass Through, AS - Accelerated, SSNR - Super Senior and SSUP - Senior Support.

(2)

The Company utilized credit ratings provided by Moody’s, S&P and Fitch in its evaluation of issuers.

(3)

The OTTI amounts provided in the table represent cumulative credit loss amounts through September 30, 2010.

(4)

The credit support coverage ratio, which is the ratio that determines the multiple of credit support, is based on assumptions for the performance of the loans within the delinquency pipeline. The assumptions used are: current collateral support/((60 day delinquencies × .60)+(90 day delinquencies × .70)+(foreclosures × 1.00) + (other real estate × 1.00)) × .40 for loss severity.

 

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The following table details the Company’s collateralized debt obligations that are rated below investment grade as of September 30, 2010 (dollars in thousands).

 

Security

  

Class

   Amortized
Cost
     Gross
Unrealized
Gains
     Gross
Unrealized
Losses
     Fair
Value
     Lowest
Credit
Rating  (1)
     Total
Credit-
Related
OTTI  (2)
     % of Current
Defaults and
Deferrals to
Total
Collateral
 

CDO 1

   B1    $ 1,000       $ —         $ 362       $ 638         CCC       $ —             9.0   

CDO 2

   B3      1,000         —           359         641         CCC         —             9.0   

CDO 3

   MEZ      88         —           3         85         CC         34         25.9   

CDO 4 (3)

   B      526         —           —           526         CC         376         22.5   

CDO 5 (3)

   C      —           —           —           —           C         809         35.5   

CDO 6

   A2      2,631         —           857         1,774         CCC         —           28.5   

CDO 7

   A1      1,757         —           675         1,082         CCC         —           30.4   
                                                     
      $ 7,002       $ —         $ 2,256       $ 4,746          $ 1,220      
                                                     

 

(1)

The Company utilized credit ratings provided by Moody’s, S&P and Fitch in its evaluation of issuers.

(2)

The OTTI amounts provided in the table represent cumulative credit loss amounts through September 30, 2010.

(3)

These securities were transferred from available for sale securities to trading securities during the quarter ended September 30, 2010.

The following table presents a roll-forward of the balance of credit losses on the Company’s debt securities for which a portion of OTTI was recognized in other comprehensive income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010.

 

(In thousands)

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

Balance at beginning of period

   $ 2,119       $ 1,787   

Amounts related to credit for which OTTI losses were not previously recognized

     —           —     

Additional credit losses for which OTTI losses were previously recognized

     160         492   
                 

Balance at end of period

   $ 2,279       $ 2,279   
                 

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 AND 2009 AND DECEMBER 31, 2009

 

 

 

NOTE 4. LOANS RECEIVABLE

The composition of the Company’s loan portfolio at September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009 is as follows:

 

(In thousands)

   September 30,
2010
    December 31,
2009
 

Real estate loans:

    

Residential - 1 to 4 family

   $ 281,530      $ 306,244   

Multi-family and commercial

     163,678        159,781   

Construction

     10,235        11,400   
                

Total real estate loans

     455,443        477,425   

Consumer loans:

    

Home equity

     25,169        22,573   

Other

     3,394        3,513   
                

Total consumer loans

     28,563        26,086   

Commercial business loans:

    

SBA & USDA guaranteed

     95,683        77,310   

Other

     28,316        30,239   
                

Total commercial business loans

     123,999        107,549   

Total loans

     608,005        611,060   

Deferred loan origination costs, net of fees

     1,600        1,523   

Allowance for loan losses

     (4,996     (4,891
                

Loans receivable, net

   $ 604,609      $ 607,692   
                

The following is a summary of information pertaining to impaired loans and nonaccrual loans.

 

(In thousands)

   September 30,
2010
     December 31,
2009
 

Impaired loans without valuation allowance

   $ 2,781       $ 2,107   

Impaired loans with valuation allowance

     3,988         967   
                 

Total impaired loans

   $ 6,769       $ 3,074   
                 

Valuation allowance related to impaired loans

   $ 449       $ 267   
                 

Average recorded investment in impaired loans

   $ 5,966       $ 7,808   
                 

Nonaccrual loans

   $ 4,208       $ 3,007   
                 

Loans past due 90 days or more and still accruing

   $ —         $ —     
                 

The Company reviews and establishes, if necessary, an allowance for certain impaired loans for the amount by which the discounted cash flows (or fair value of collateral or observable market value) are lower than the carrying value of the loan. For the periods presented, the Company concluded that certain impaired loans required no valuation allowance as a result of management’s measurement of impairment.

 

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 AND 2009 AND DECEMBER 31, 2009

 

 

 

NOTE 5. PREMISES AND EQUIPMENT

Premises and equipment at September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009 are summarized as follows:

 

(In thousands)

   September 30,
2010
    December 31,
2009
 

Land

   $ 2,098      $ 2,098   

Buildings

     6,059        6,043   

Leasehold improvements

     7,786        7,736   

Furniture and equipment

     10,989        10,711   

Construction in process

     3        —     
                
     26,935        26,588   

Accumulated depreciation and amortization

     (14,751     (13,622
                

Premises and equipment, net

   $ 12,184      $ 12,966   
                

At September 30, 2010, construction in process related to incidental branch improvements.

NOTE 6. ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

Accounting principles generally require that recognized revenue, expenses, gains and losses be included in net income. Although certain changes in assets and liabilities are reported as a separate component of the equity section of the balance sheet, such items along with net income are components of comprehensive income.

Components of other comprehensive income for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 are as follows:

 

(In thousands)

   Before Tax
Amount
    Tax
Effects
    Net of Tax
Amount
 

Securities:

      

Unrealized holding gains on available for sale securities

   $ 2,692      $ (915   $ 1,777   

Credit portion of OTTI losses recognized in net income

     492        (167     325   

Noncredit portion of OTTI losses on available for sale securities

     1,565        (532     1,033   

Reclassification adjustment for gains recognized in net income

     (878     298        (580
                        

Unrealized holding gains on available for sale securities, net of taxes

     3,871        (1,316     2,555   
                        

Derivative instrument:

      

Change in fair value of effective cash flow hedging derivative

     (337     114        (223
                        

Other comprehensive income

   $ 3,534      $ (1,202   $ 2,332   
                        

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 AND 2009 AND DECEMBER 31, 2009

 

 

 

The components of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) included in stockholders’ equity are as follows:

 

September 30, 2010

   Before Tax     Tax     Net of Tax  

(In thousands)

   Amount     Effects     Amount  

Net unrealized gains on securities

   $ 1,181      $ (402   $ 779   

Noncredit portion of OTTI losses on available for sale securities

     59        (20     39   

Net unrealized loss on effective cash flow hedging derivatives

     (337     114        (223
                        

Accumulated other comprehensive income

   $ 903      $ (308   $ 595   
                        

December 31, 2009

   Before Tax     Tax     Net of Tax  

(In thousands)

   Amount     Effects     Amount  

Net unrealized gains on securities

   $ (1,992   $ 597      $ (1,395

Noncredit portion of OTTI losses on available for sale securities

     (1,506     512        (994
                        

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

   $ (3,498   $ 1,109      $ (2,389
                        

NOTE 7. REGULATORY CAPITAL

The Bank is subject to various regulatory capital requirements administered by the Office of Thrift Supervision (the “OTS”), including a risk-based capital measure. The risk-based capital guidelines include both a definition of capital and a framework for calculating risk-weighted assets by assigning balance sheet assets and off-balance sheet items to broad risk categories. As a savings and loan holding company regulated by the OTS, the Company is not subject to any separate regulatory capital requirements.

At September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009, the Bank met all capital adequacy requirements to which it was subject and the Bank was considered “well capitalized” under regulatory guidelines at each of those dates. There are no conditions or events since then that management believes have changed the Bank’s regulatory category.

The following is a summary of the Bank’s regulatory capital amounts and ratios as of September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009.

 

September 30, 2010

   Actual     For Capital
Adequacy
Purposes
    To Be Well
Capitalized Under
Prompt Corrective
Action Provisions
 

(Dollars in Thousands)

   Amount      Ratio     Amount      Ratio     Amount      Ratio  

Total Risk-based Capital Ratio

   $ 75,454         14.96   $ 40,350         8.00   $ 50,437         10.00

Tier I Risk-based Capital Ratio

     70,557         13.99        20,174         4.00        30,260         6.00   

Tier I Capital Ratio

     70,557         8.08        34,929         4.00        43,662         5.00   

Tangible Equity Ratio

     70,557         8.08        13,098         1.50        N/A         N/A   

 

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 AND 2009 AND DECEMBER 31, 2009

 

 

 

December 31, 2009

   Actual     For Capital
Adequacy
Purposes
    To Be Well
Capitalized Under
Prompt Corrective
Action Provisions
 

(Dollars in Thousands)

   Amount      Ratio     Amount      Ratio     Amount      Ratio  

Total Risk-based Capital Ratio

   $ 74,095         14.30   $ 41,452         8.00   $ 51,815         10.00

Tier I Risk-based Capital Ratio

     69,201         13.36        20,719         4.00        31,078         6.00   

Tier I Capital Ratio

     69,201         8.02        34,514         4.00        43,143         5.00   

Tangible Equity Ratio

     69,201         8.02        12,943         1.50        N/A         N/A   

NOTE 8. INCOME TAXES

The Company does not have any uncertain tax positions as of September 30, 2010 which requires accrual or disclosure. In accordance with the provisions of applicable accounting guidance, in future periods, the Company may record a liability for unrecognized tax benefits related to the recognition, derecognition or change in measurement of a tax position as a result of new tax positions, changes in management’s judgment about the level of uncertainty of existing tax positions, expiration of open income tax returns due to the statutes of limitation, status of examinations and litigation and legislative activity.

The Company has elected to report future interest and penalties related to unrecognized tax benefits, if any, as income tax expense in the Company’s consolidated statements of operations.

With limited exception, the Company is no longer subject to United States federal, state and local income tax examinations by the tax authorities for the years prior to 2007.

NOTE 9. FAIR VALUE OF ASSETS AND LIABILITIES

Fair Value Hierarchy

The Company groups its financial assets and financial liabilities in three levels based on the markets in which the assets and liabilities are traded and the reliability of the assumptions used to determine fair value.

 

Level 1:   Valuation is based on quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities. Level 1 assets and liabilities generally include debt and equity securities that are traded in an active exchange market. Valuations are obtained from readily available pricing sources for market transactions involving identical assets or liabilities.
Level 2:   Valuation is based on observable inputs other than Level 1 prices, such as quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities; quoted prices in markets that are not active; or other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable market data for substantially the full term of the assets or liabilities.
Level 3:   Valuation is based on unobservable inputs that are supported by little or no market activity and that are significant to the fair value of the assets or liabilities. Level 3 assets and liabilities include financial instruments whose value is determined using pricing models, discounted cash flow methodologies, or similar techniques, as well as instruments for which the determination of fair value requires significant management judgment or estimation.

Determination of Fair Value

The Company uses fair value measurements to record fair value adjustments to certain assets and liabilities and to determine fair value disclosures. The fair value of a financial instrument is the price that would be

 

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 AND 2009 AND DECEMBER 31, 2009

 

 

received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. Fair value is best determined based upon quoted market prices. However, in many instances, there are no quoted market prices for the Company’s various financial instruments. In cases where quoted market prices are not available, fair values are based on estimates using present value or other valuation techniques. Those techniques are significantly affected by the assumptions used, including the discount rate and estimates of future cash flows. Accordingly, the fair value estimates may not be realized in an immediate settlement of the instrument.

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

 

   

Cash and cash equivalents. The carrying amounts of cash and short-term instruments approximate the fair values based on the short-term nature of the assets.

 

   

Trading securities. The Company holds two securities designated as trading securities. The determination of the fair value for these securities is determined based on a discounted cash flow methodology. Certain inputs to the fair value calculation are unobservable and management determined that since an orderly and active market for these securities did not exist, the securities meet the definition of Level 3 securities.

 

   

Securities available for sale. Included in the available for sale category are both debt and equity securities. The securities measured at fair value in Level 1 are based on quoted market prices in an active exchange market. Securities measured at fair value in Level 2 are based on pricing models that consider standard input factors such as observable market data, benchmark yields, interest rate volatilities, broker/dealer quotes, credit spreads and new issue data. The Company utilizes Interactive Data Corporation (“IDC”), a third-party, nationally-recognized pricing service to estimate fair value measurements for the majority of its portfolio. The pricing service evaluates each asset class based on relevant market information considering observable data but these prices do not represent binding quotes. The fair value prices on all investments are reviewed for reasonableness by management, which resulted in no adjustments to the IDC pricing as of September 30, 2010. Securities measured at fair value in Level 3 include collateralized debt obligations that are backed by trust preferred securities issued by banks, thrifts and insurance companies. Management determined that an orderly and active market for these securities and similar securities did not exist based on a significant reduction in trading volume and widening spreads relative to historical levels. The Company estimates future cash flows discounted using a rate management believes is representative of current market conditions. Factors in determining the discount rate include the current level of deferrals and/or defaults and changes in credit rating as described in Note 3 and the financial condition of the debtors within the underlying securities, broker quotes for securities with similar structure and credit risk, interest rate movements and pricing for new issuances.

 

   

Federal Home Loan Bank stock. The carrying value of Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) stock approximates fair value based on the redemption provisions of the Federal Home Loan Bank.

 

   

Loans held for sale. The fair value of loans held for sale is estimated using quoted market prices.

 

   

Loans receivable. For variable rate loans which reprice frequently and have no significant change in credit risk, fair values are based on carrying values. The fair value of fixed-rate loans are estimated by discounting the future cash flows using the year-end rates at which similar loans would be made to borrowers with similar credit ratings and for the same remaining maturities.

 

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 AND 2009 AND DECEMBER 31, 2009

 

 

 

   

Accrued interest receivable. The carrying amount of accrued interest approximates fair value.

 

   

Deposits. The fair value of demand deposits, negotiable orders of withdrawal, regular savings, certain money market deposits and mortgagors’ and investors’ escrow accounts is the amount payable on demand at the reporting date. The fair value of certificates of deposit and other time deposits is estimated using a discounted cash flow calculation that applies interest rates currently being offered for deposits of similar remaining maturities to a schedule of aggregated expected maturities on such deposits.

 

   

Federal Home Loan Bank advances. The fair value of the advances is estimated using a discounted cash flow calculation that applies current FHLB interest rates for advances of similar maturity to a schedule of maturities of such advances.

 

   

Junior subordinated debt owed to unconsolidated trust. Rates currently available for debt with similar terms and remaining maturities are used to estimate fair value of existing debt.

 

   

Derivative liability. The fair value of the Company’s interest rate swap is obtained from a third-party pricing service and is determined using a discounted cash flow analysis on the expected cash flows of the derivative. The pricing analysis is based on observable inputs for the contractual term of the derivative, including the period to maturity and interest rate curves.

 

   

Off-balance sheet instruments. Fair values for off-balance sheet lending commitments are based on fees currently charged to enter into similar agreements, taking into account the remaining terms of the agreements and the counterparties’ credit standings.

Assets and Liabilities Measured at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis

The following table presents assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009. There were no liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis at December 31, 2009. The Company had no significant transfers into or out of Levels 1, 2 or 3 during the nine months ended September 30, 2010.

 

     September 30, 2010  

(In thousands)

   Level 1      Level 2      Level 3      Total  

Trading securities

   $ —         $ —         $ 526       $ 526   

U.S. Government and agency obligations

     1,045         24,080         —           25,125   

Government-sponsored enterprises

     —           13,444         —           13,444   

Mortgage-backed securities

     —           108,346         —           108,346   

Corporate debt securities

     —           14,766         —           14,766   

Collateralized debt obligations

     —           —           4,220         4,220   

Obligations of state and political subdivisions

     —           6,034         —           6,034   

Tax-exempt securities

     —           216         —           216   

Foreign government securities

     —           100         —           100   

Equity securities

     257         740         —           997   

Derivative liability

     —           337         —           337   

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 AND 2009 AND DECEMBER 31, 2009

 

 

 

     December 31, 2009  

(In thousands)

   Level 1      Level 2      Level 3      Total  

U.S. Government and agency obligations

   $ 1,939       $ 34,290       $ —         $ 36,229   

Government-sponsored enterprises

     —           14,035         —           14,035   

Mortgage-backed securities

     —           111,514         —           111,514   

Corporate debt securities

     —           7,321         —           7,321   

Collateralized debt obligations

     —           —           5,038         5,038   

Obligations of state and political subdivisions

     —           5,131         —           5,131   

Tax-exempt securities

     —           3,219         —           3,219   

Foreign government securities

     —           100         —           100   

Equity securities

     247         728         —           975   

The following table shows a reconciliation of the beginning and ending balances for Level 3 assets:

 

(In thousands)

      

Balance at January 1, 2010

   $ 5,038   

Transfers to/from Level 3

     —     

Impairment charges included in net income

     —     

Decrease in fair value of available for sale securities included in other comprehensive income

     (292
        

Balance at September 30, 2010

   $ 4,746   
        

Assets Measured at Fair Value on a Nonrecurring Basis

The Company may also be required, from time to time, to measure certain other financial assets on a nonrecurring basis in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. These adjustments to fair value usually result from the application of lower-of-cost-or-market accounting or adjustments of individual assets. The following table summarizes the fair value hierarchy used to determine each adjustment and the carrying value of the related individual assets as of September 30, 2010 and 2009. The losses (gains) represent the amount of adjustments recorded on assets held at September 30, 2010 and 2009. There were no liabilities measured at fair value on a nonrecurring basis at September 30, 2010 or 2009.

 

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

(In thousands)

   Level 1      Level 2      Level 3      Total (Gains) Losses     Total Losses  

Impaired loans

   $ —         $ —         $ 1,093       $ (17   $ 380   

Other real estate owned

     —           —           2,256         40        282   
                                           

Total assets

   $ —         $ —         $ 3,349       $ 23      $ 662   
                                           
     At September 30, 2009      Three Months Ended
September 30, 2009
    Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2009
 

(In thousands)

   Level 1      Level 2      Level 3      Total Losses     Total Losses  

Impaired loans

   $ —         $ —         $ 3,091       $ 729      $ 106   

Other real estate owned

     —           —           1,098         —          —     
                                           

Total assets

   $ —         $ —         $ 4,189       $ 729      $ 106   
                                           

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 AND 2009 AND DECEMBER 31, 2009

 

 

 

The Company measures the impairment of loans that are collateral dependent based on the fair value of the collateral (Level 3). The fair value of collateral used by the Company represents the amount expected to be received from the sale of the property, net of selling costs, as determined by an independent, licensed or certified appraiser using observable market data. This data includes information such as selling price of similar properties, expected future cash flows or earnings of the subject property based on current market expectations, relevant legal, physical and economic factors. Losses applicable to write-downs of impaired loans are based on the appraised market value of the underlying collateral, assuming foreclosure of these loans is imminent.

The amount of other real estate owned represents the carrying value of the collateral based on the appraised value of the underlying collateral less selling costs. The Company recognized losses of $40,000 and $282,000 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 to reduce the carrying value on other real estate owned at September 30, 2010. There were no recognized losses on other real estate owned for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2009.

Summary of Fair Values of Financial Instruments

The estimated fair values, and related carrying or notional amounts, of the Company’s financial instruments are presented in the following table. Certain financial instruments and all nonfinancial instruments are exempt from disclosure requirements. Accordingly, the aggregate fair value amounts presented do not represent the underlying value of the Company.

Management uses its best judgment in estimating the fair value of the Company’s financial instruments; however, there are inherent weaknesses in any estimation technique. Therefore, for substantially all financial instruments, the fair value estimates presented herein are not necessarily indicative of the amounts the Company could have realized in a sales transaction at September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009. The estimated fair value amounts at September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009 have been measured as of each respective date, and the estimated fair value amounts at December 31, 2009 have not been re-evaluated or updated for purposes of the consolidated financial statements subsequent to that date. As such, the estimated fair values of these financial instruments subsequent to the respective reporting dates may be different than the amounts reported at each period-end. The information presented should not be interpreted as an estimate of the fair value of the entire Company since a fair value calculation is only required for a limited portion of the Company’s assets. Due to the wide range of valuation techniques and the degree of subjectivity used in making the estimate, comparisons between the Company’s disclosures and those of other banks may not be meaningful.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 AND 2009 AND DECEMBER 31, 2009

 

 

 

As of September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009, the recorded carrying amounts and estimated fair values of the Company’s financial instruments are as follows:

 

     September 30, 2010      December 31, 2009  

(In thousands)

   Carrying
Amount
     Fair
Value
     Carrying
Amount
     Fair
Value
 

Financial Assets:

           

Noninterest-bearing deposits

   $ 11,755       $ 11,755       $ 12,889       $ 12,889   

Interest-bearing deposits

     4,508         4,508         2,350         2,350   

Federal funds sold

     35,595         35,595         8,965         8,965   

Trading securities

     526         526         —           —     

Available for sale securities

     173,248         173,248         183,562         183,562   

Loans held for sale

     7,093         7,093         396         396   

Loans receivable, net

     604,609         612,707         607,692         609,155   

Federal Home Loan Bank stock

     8,388         8,388         8,388         8,388   

Accrued interest receivable

     3,293         3,293         3,341         3,341   

Financial Liabilities:

           

Savings deposits

     62,847         62,847         61,312         61,312   

Demand deposits, negotiable orders of withdrawal and money market accounts

     311,772         311,772         286,166         286,166   

Certificates of deposit

     299,679         303,275         311,309         315,777   

Mortgagors’ and investors’ escrow accounts

     1,696         1,696         3,591         3,591   

Federal Home Loan Bank advances

     114,169         120,536         116,100         118,693   

Junior subordinated debt owed to unconsolidated trust

     8,248         5,505         8,248         5,734   

Derivative liability

     337         337         —           —     

Off-Balance Sheet Instruments

Loan commitments on which the committed interest rate is less than the current market rate are immaterial at September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009.

The Company assumes interest rate risk, which represents the risk that general interest rate levels will change, as a result of its normal operations. As a result, the fair values of the Company’s financial instruments will change when interest rate levels change and that change may be either favorable or unfavorable to the Company. Management attempts to match maturities of assets and liabilities to the extent believed necessary to minimize interest rate risk. However, borrowers with fixed-rate obligations are less likely to prepay in a rising rate environment and more likely to prepay in a falling rate environment. Conversely, depositors who are receiving fixed rates are more likely to withdraw funds before maturity in a rising rate environment and less likely to do so in a falling rate environment. Management monitors rates and maturities of assets and liabilities and attempts to minimize interest rate risk by adjusting terms of new loans and deposits and by investing in securities with terms that mitigate the Company’s overall interest rate risk.

NOTE 10. DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS AND HEDGING ACTIVITIES

As part of the Company’s risk management strategy, the Company entered into an interest rate swap agreement on July 1, 2010 with a notional value of $8.0 million to convert the floating rate interest on its junior subordinated debentures to a fixed rate of interest. The agreement provides for the Company to receive payments at a variable rate determined by a specified index (three-month LIBOR) in exchange for making payments at a fixed rate. The purpose of the hedge was to protect the Company from the risk of variability arising from the floating interest rate on the debentures. The agreement is entered into with a counterparty that meets established credit standards and contains master netting and collateral provisions protecting the at-risk party. The Company believes that the credit risk inherent in this contract was not significant at September 30, 2010.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 AND 2009 AND DECEMBER 31, 2009

 

 

 

The effective portion of unrealized changes in the fair value of derivative accounted as a cash flow hedge is reported in other comprehensive income and subsequently reclassified to earnings when gains or losses are realized. Each quarter, the Company assesses the effectiveness of the hedge by comparing the changes in cash flows of the derivative hedging instrument with the changes in cash flows of the designated hedged transaction. The ineffective portion of changes in the fair value of the derivative is recognized into earnings, if any.

The unrealized loss relating to the Company’s interest rate swap was recorded as a derivative liability. Changes in the fair value of interest rate swaps designated as a cash flow hedge are reported in other comprehensive income. This amount is subsequently reclassified into interest expense as a yield adjustment in the same period in which the related interest on the junior subordinated debt affects earnings. No amount of other comprehensive income was reclassified into interest expense during the period ended September 30, 2010.

NOTE 11. SECOND STEP CONVERSION

On September 9, 2010, the Company, the Bank and SI Bancorp, MHC adopted a Plan of Conversion and Reorganization (the “Plan of Conversion”) pursuant to which the Bank will reorganize from the two-tier mutual holding company structure to the stock holding company structure. Pursuant to the Plan of Conversion, (i) SI Bancorp, MHC will merge with and into SI Financial Group, with SI Financial Group as surviving entity (the “MHC Merger”), (ii) SI Financial Group will merge with and into new SI Financial Group (the “Holding Company”), a newly formed Maryland Corporation, with Holding Company as the surviving entity, (iii) the Bank will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Holding Company, (iv) the shares of common stock of the Company held by persons other than SI Bancorp, MHC will be converted into shares of common stock of the Holding Company pursuant to an exchange ratio designed to preserve the percentage ownership interests of such persons, (v) the Bank will issue all of its capital stock to SI Financial Group and (vi) the Holding Company will offer and sell shares of common stock to depositors of the Bank and others in the manner and subject to the priorities set forth in the Plan of Conversion.

In connection with the conversion and offering, shares of the Company’s common stock currently owned by SI Bancorp, MHC will be canceled and new shares of common stock, representing the approximate 61.9% ownership interest of SI Bancorp, MHC, will be offered for sale by the Holding Company. Concurrent with the completion of the conversion and offering, the Company’s existing public shareholders will receive shares of the Holding Company’s common stock for each share of the Company’s common stock they own at that date, based on an exchange ratio to ensure that they will own approximately the same percentage of the Holding Company’s common stock as they owned of the Company’s common stock immediately prior to the conversion and offering.

At the time of conversion, liquidation accounts shall be established in an amount equal to the percentage of the outstanding shares of the Company owned by SI Bancorp, MHC before the MHC Merger, multiplied by the Company’s total stockholders’ equity as reflected in the latest statement of financial condition contained in the final offering prospectus for the conversion plus the value of the net assets of SI Bancorp, MHC as reflected in the latest statement of financial condition of SI Bancorp, MHC before the effective date of the conversion. The liquidation account will be maintained for the benefit of eligible account holders and supplemental eligible account holders (collectively, “eligible depositors”) who continue to maintain their deposit accounts in the Bank after the conversion. In the event of a complete liquidation of the Bank or the Bank and the Holding Company (and only in such event), eligible depositors who continue to maintain accounts shall be entitled to receive a distribution from the liquidation account before any liquidation may be made with respect to common stock. Neither the Holding Company nor the Bank may

 

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SI FINANCIAL GROUP, INC.

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SEPTEMBER 30, 2010 AND 2009 AND DECEMBER 31, 2009

 

 

declare or pay a cash dividend if the effect thereof would cause its equity to be reduced below either the amount required for the liquidation account or the regulatory capital requirements imposed by the Office of Thrift Supervision.

The transactions contemplated by the Plan of Conversion are subject to approval by the shareholders of the Company, the members of SI Bancorp, MHC and the Office of Thrift Supervision. Meetings of the Company’s shareholders and SI Bancorp, MHC’s members are expected to be held to approve the Plan of Conversion in the fourth quarter of 2010. If the conversion and offering are completed, eligible conversion and offering costs will be netted against the offering proceeds. If the conversion and offering are terminated, such costs will be expensed. As of September 30, 2010, the Company incurred costs aggregating $241,000 related to the conversion.

NOTE 12. SUBSEQUENT EVENT

On October 27, 2010, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.03 per share, to be paid on or about November 26, 2010 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on November 8, 2010. SI Bancorp, MHC, the Company’s mutual holding company parent, intends to waive receipt of its dividend.

 

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

Management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations is intended to assist in understanding changes in the Company’s financial condition as of September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009 and its results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009. The information contained in this section should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto appearing in Part I, Item 1 of this document as well as with management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations and consolidated financial statements included in the Company’s 2009 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

This report may contain certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the federal securities laws, which are made in good faith pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are not historical facts; rather, they are statements based on management’s current expectations regarding its business strategies, intended results and future performance. Forward-looking statements are generally preceded by terms such as “expects,” “believes,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “estimates,” “projects” and similar expressions.

Management’s ability to predict results or the effect of future plans or strategies is inherently uncertain. Factors that could have a material adverse effect on the operations of the Company and its subsidiaries include, but are not limited to, changes in interest rates, national and regional economic conditions, legislative and regulatory changes, monetary and fiscal policies of the United States government, including policies of the United States Treasury and the Federal Reserve Board, the quality and composition of the loan or investment portfolios, demand for loan products, deposit flows, competition, demand for financial services in the Company’s market area, changes in real estate market values in the Company’s market area and changes in relevant accounting principles and guidelines. Additional factors that may affect the Company’s results are discussed in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2010 and in other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These risks and uncertainties should be considered in evaluating forward-looking statements and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements. Except as required by applicable law or regulation, the Company does not undertake, and specifically disclaims any obligation, to release publicly the result of any revisions that may be made to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of the statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events.

Critical Accounting Policies

The Company considers accounting policies involving significant judgments and assumptions by management that have, or could have, a material impact on the carrying value of certain assets or on income to be critical accounting policies. The Company considers the allowance for loan losses, OTTI of securities, deferred income taxes and the impairment of long-lived assets to be its critical accounting policies. Additional information about the Company’s accounting policies is included in the notes to the Company’s consolidated financial statements contained in Part I, Item 1 of this document and in the Company’s 2009 Annual Report on Form 10-K.

Impact of New Accounting Standards

Refer to Note 1 of the consolidated financial statements in this report for a discussion of recent accounting pronouncements.

 

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Comparison of Financial Condition at September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009

Assets:

Summary. Total assets increased $17.9 million, or 2.1%, to $890.3 million at September 30, 2010 from $872.4 million at December 31, 2009, principally due to increases of $27.7 million in cash and cash equivalents and $6.7 million in loans held for sale, offset by decreases of $9.8 million in securities, $3.1 million in net loans receivable, $1.4 million in other real estate owned, $806,000 in net deferred tax assets, $782,000 in premises and equipment and $734,000 in prepaid FDIC deposit insurance assessment. Cash and cash equivalents increased as a result of an increase in deposits and security sales. The sale of mortgage-backed securities and U.S. government and agency obligations contributed to the decline in securities. The increase in net unrealized gains on available for sale securities resulted in a decrease in net deferred tax assets. Accumulated depreciation and amortization expense contributed to the decrease in premises and equipment at September 30, 2010.

Loans Receivable, Net. The net loan portfolio decreased $3.1 million. Loan originations decreased $42.8 million, or 34.1%, during 2010 as related to the comparable period in 2009 due to reduced demand and more stringent underwriting standards, as a result of adverse economic conditions. Changes in the loan portfolio consisted of the following:

 

   

Residential Loans. Residential mortgage loans continue to represent the largest segment of the Company’s loan portfolio at September 30, 2010, comprising 46.3% of the total loan portfolio. Residential mortgage loans decreased $24.7 million, or 8.1%. Contributing to the decrease was the sale of $28.1 million of longer-term fixed-rate residential mortgage loans. Residential construction loans increased $1.6 million, or 35.4%, and represented 1.0% of the total loan portfolio. Loan originations for residential loans decreased $48.2 million for the first nine months of 2010 over the comparable period in 2009.

 

   

Commercial Loans. At September 30, 2010, the commercial loan portfolio, which includes multi-family and commercial mortgage loans, commercial construction loans and commercial business loans, represented 48.0% of total loans. Multi-family and commercial mortgage loans increased $3.9 million, or 2.4%, offset by a decrease in commercial construction loans of $2.8 million. Loan originations for commercial mortgage loans increased $3.7 million during the first nine months of 2010 compared to the same period in 2009. Commercial business loans increased $16.5 million, or 15.3%, for 2010 primarily due to the purchase of $29.3 million in United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) and Small Business Administration (“SBA”) loans that are fully guaranteed by the U.S. Government. Loan originations for commercial business loans increased $1.6 million during the first nine months of 2010 compared same period in 2009.

 

   

Consumer Loans. Consumer loans represent 4.7% of the Company’s total loan portfolio. Consumer loans increased $2.5 million during the first nine months of 2010. Increases in home equity loans of $2.6 million were offset by decreases in other consumer loans. Loan originations for consumer loans decreased $9,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 from the comparable period in 2009.

The allowance for loan losses totaled $5.0 million and $4.9 million at September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively. The ratio of the allowance for loan losses to total loans increased slightly from 0.80% at December 31, 2009 to 0.81% at September 30, 2010. The USDA and SBA loan purchases, which are fully guaranteed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. government, required no allowance for loan losses.

 

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The following table summarizes the activity in the allowance for loan losses at and for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 and 2009.

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 

(In thousands)

   2010     2009     2010     2009  

Balance at beginning of period

   $ 4,878      $ 5,001      $ 4,891      $ 6,047   

Provision for loan losses

     270        700        692        2,630   

Loans charged-off

     (163     (309     (605     (3,307

Recoveries of loans previously charged-off

     11        37        18        59   
                                

Balance at end of period

   $ 4,996      $ 5,429      $ 4,996      $ 5,429   
                                

The following table provides information with respect to nonperforming assets and troubled debt restructurings as of the dates indicated.

 

(Dollars in Thousands)

   September 30,
2010
    December 31,
2009
 

Nonaccrual loans:

    

Real estate loans

    

Residential - 1 to 4 family

   $ 2,728      $ 2,597   

Multi-family and commercial

     935        —     

Construction

     375        375   
                

Total real estate loans

     4,038        2,972   

Commercial business loans

     170        35   

Consumer loans

     —          —     
                

Total nonaccrual loans

     4,208        3,007   

Other real estate owned, net

     2,256        3,680   
                

Total nonperforming assets

     6,464        6,687   

Accruing troubled debt restructurings

     2,561        67   
                

Total nonperforming assets and troubled debt restructurings

   $ 9,025      $ 6,754   
                

Total nonperforming loans to total loans

     0.68     0.49

Total nonperforming loans to total assets

     0.47     0.34

Total nonperforming assets and troubled debt restructurings to total assets

     1.01     0.77

Other real estate owned decreased $1.4 million from December 31, 2009 to September 30, 2010, primarily as a result of the sale of five residential and two commercial properties with an aggregate carrying value of $2.8 million. During the first nine months of 2010, the Company acquired one commercial and six residential properties with a carrying value totaling $1.6 million. The Company recorded write-downs on other real estate owned totaling $40,000 and $282,000 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010, respectively.

Troubled debt restructurings, which consisted of three commercial loans modified with interest rate concessions, totaled $3.5 million at September 30, 2010. The Company anticipates that the borrowers will repay all contractual principal and interest in accordance with the terms of their restructured loan agreements.

Liabilities:

Summary. Total liabilities were $808.4 million at September 30, 2010 compared to $794.9 million at December 31, 2009. Deposits, excluding escrow accounts, increased $15.5 million, or 2.4%, which included increases in NOW and money market accounts of $26.3 million and savings accounts of $1.5 million, offset by decreases in certificates of deposit of $11.6 million and noninterest-bearing deposits of $699,000. Deposit growth was attributable to marketing and promotional initiatives and competitively-priced deposit products. Borrowings decreased $1.9 million from $124.3 million at December 31, 2009 to $122.4 million at September 30, 2010, resulting from net repayments of Federal Home Loan Bank advances.

 

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Equity:

Summary. Total stockholders’ equity increased $4.4 million from $77.5 million at December 31, 2009 to $81.9 million at September 30, 2010. The increase in stockholders’ equity was attributable to an increase in net unrealized gains on securities aggregating $2.6 million (net of taxes) and earnings of $2.0 million, offset by dividends of $250,000 and a net unrealized loss on an interest rate swap derivative of $223,000. On July 1, 2010, the Company recognized a cumulative effect adjustment for a change in accounting principle of $652,000 as a reduction in retained earnings and a corresponding increase in accumulated other comprehensive income as a result of electing to fair value two investments in the Company’s securities portfolio in accordance with guidance provided by FASB’s Scope Exception Related to Embedded Credit Derivatives. See Note 1 under “Recent Accounting Pronouncements” for more details.

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income. Accumulated other comprehensive income is comprised of the unrealized gains and losses on available for sale securities, net of taxes and unrealized gains and losses on derivative instruments, net of taxes. Net unrealized gains on securities, net of taxes, totaled $818,000 at September 30, 2010 as compared to net unrealized losses, net of taxes, totaling $2.4 million at December 31, 2009. Unrealized losses on available for sale securities at December 31, 2009 resulted from a decline in the market value of primarily the debt securities portfolio, which was recognized in accumulated other comprehensive loss on the consolidated balance sheets and a component of comprehensive income on the consolidated statement of changes in stockholders’ equity. A majority of the unrealized losses at December 31, 2009 related to the Company’s collateralized debt obligations and non-agency mortgage-backed securities. The Company does not intend to sell such securities and it is not more likely than not that it will be required to sell such securities prior to the recovery of its amortized cost basis, which may be at maturity, less any credit losses. Net unrealized losses on derivative instruments, net of taxes, totaled $223,000 and $0 at September 30, 2010 and December 31, 2009, respectively.

Results of Operations for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2010 and 2009

General. The Company reported net income of $838,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2010, an increase of $460,000, compared to net income of $378,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2009. The Company reported net income of $2.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2010, an increase of $2.2 million, compared to a net loss of $185,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2009. The increase in net income was due an increase in net interest income, a decrease in the provision for loan losses and for the nine-month period, an increase in noninterest income, offset by increases in the provision for income taxes and noninterest expenses.

Interest and Dividend Income. For the three months ended September 30, 2010, interest and dividend income decreased $847,000, or 7.9%, to $9.9 million due to lower yields earned on interest-earning assets and a decrease in the average balance of loans, offset by an increase in the average balance of securities and other interest-earning assets. The yield on interest-earning assets decreased 50 basis points to 4.66%. The Company experienced declines in the average balance of loans of $19.4 million and the yield on loans of 15 basis points. The average balance of securities rose $13.3 million, offset by a decrease in the yield of 106 basis points.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2010, interest and dividend income decreased $2.8 million, or 8.5%, to $30.1 million due to a lower yield earned on interest-earning assets and a decrease in the average balance of loans, offset by an increase in the average balance of securities and other interest-earning assets. The yield on interest-earning assets decreased 53 basis points to 4.84%, with the yield on securities contributing the largest decrease of 122 basis points to 3.41%. The Company experienced declines in the average balance of loans of $19.0 million and the yield on loans of 19 basis points. The decreases in yields were due to lower market interest rates.

Interest Expense. For the three months ended September 30, 2010, interest expense decreased $1.3 million due to lower rates paid on deposits and borrowings and a $13.0 million decrease in the average balance of

 

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Federal Home Loan Bank advances, offset by an increase in the average balance of interest-bearing deposits of $19.6 million. Rates paid on average deposits decreased 74 basis points from 2.21% to 1.47%. The rates paid on Federal Home Loan Bank advances and subordinated debt decreased 52 basis points and 14 basis points, respectively.

Interest expense decreased $3.9 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 versus the comparable period of 2009, resulting from decreases in the rates paid on deposits and borrowings and a $19.4 million decrease in the average balance of Federal Home Loan Bank advances, offset by an increase in the average balance of interest-bearing deposits of $25.9 million. Rates paid on average deposits decreased 71 basis points from 2.33% to 1.62%. The rates paid on Federal Home Loan Bank advances and subordinated debt decreased 56 basis points and 86 basis points, respectively. Contributing to the higher average deposits was an increase in predominately NOW and money market accounts of $36.1 million, offset by a decrease of $12.1 million in certificates of deposit.

Average Balance Sheet. The following tables set forth information regarding average balances of assets and liabilities as well as the total dollar amounts of interest income from average interest-earning assets and interest expense on average interest-bearing liabilities, resulting yields and rates paid, interest rate spread, net interest margin and the ratio of average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities for the periods indicated.

 

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     At or For the Three Months Ended September 30,  
     2010     2009  

(Dollars in thousands)

   Average
Balance
     Interest &
Dividends
    Average
Yield/
Rate
    Average
Balance
     Interest &
Dividends
    Average
Yield/
Rate
 

Interest-earning assets:

              

Loans (1) (2)

   $ 612,138       $ 8,309        5.39   $ 631,562       $ 8,818        5.54

Securities (3)

     188,839         1,537        3.23        175,570         1,898        4.29   

Other interest-earning assets

     39,415         32        0.32        18,013         14        0.31   
                                                  

Total interest-earning assets

     840,392         9,878        4.66        825,145         10,730        5.16   
                                                  

Noninterest-earning assets

     50,895             49,522        
                          

Total assets

   $ 891,287           $ 874,667        
                          

Interest-bearing liabilities:

              

Deposits:

              

NOW and money market

   $ 245,843         375        0.61      $ 209,060         535        1.02   

Savings (4)

     64,617         67        0.41        62,169         95        0.61   

Certificates of deposit (5)

     301,512         1,820        2.39        321,135         2,667        3.29   
                                                  

Total interest-bearing deposits

     611,972         2,262        1.47        592,364         3,297        2.21   

FHLB advances

     114,169         1,051        3.65        127,133         1,337        4.17   

Subordinated debt

     8,248         44        2.12        8,248         47        2.26   
                                                  

Total interest-bearing liabilities

     734,389         3,357        1.81        727,745         4,681        2.55   
                                                  

Noninterest-bearing liabilities

     74,899             70,666        
                          

Total liabilities

     809,288             798,411        

Total stockholders’ equity

     81,999             76,256        
                          

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 891,287           $ 874,667        
                          

Net interest-earning assets

   $ 106,003           $ 97,400        
                          

Tax equivalent net interest income (3)

        6,521             6,049     

Tax equivalent interest rate spread (6)

          2.85          2.61
                          

Tax equivalent net interest margin as a percentage of interest-earning assets (7)

          3.08          2.91
                          

Average of interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities

          114.43          113.38
                          

Less tax equivalent adjustment (3)

        (2          (7  
                          

Net interest income

      $ 6,519           $ 6,042     
                          

 

(1)

Amount is net of deferred loan origination fees and costs. Average balances include nonaccrual loans and loans held for sale.

(2)

Loan fees are included in interest income and are insignificant.

(3)

Securities income and net interest income are presented on a tax equivalent basis using a tax rate of 34%. The tax equivalent adjustment is deducted from tax equivalent net interest income to agree to the amounts reported in the statements of income.

(4)

Includes mortgagors’ and investors’ escrow accounts.

(5)

Includes brokered deposits.

(6)

Tax equivalent net interest rate spread represents the difference between the weighted-average yield on interest-earning assets and the weighted-average cost of interest-bearing liabilities.

(7)

Tax equivalent net interest margin represents tax equivalent net interest income divided by average interest-earning assets.

 

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     At or For the Nine Months Ended September 30,  
     2010     2009  

(Dollars in thousands)

   Average
Balance
     Interest &
Dividends
    Average
Yield/
Rate
    Average
Balance
     Interest &
Dividends
    Average
Yield/
Rate
 

Interest-earning assets:

              

Loans (1) (2)

   $ 609,598       $ 25,165        5.52   $ 628,641       $ 26,857        5.71

Securities (3)

     192,670         4,909        3.41        172,995         5,989        4.63   

Other interest-earning assets

     30,375         81        0.36        17,695         91        0.69   
                                                  

Total interest-earning assets

     832,643         30,155        4.84        819,331         32,937        5.37   
                                                  

Noninterest-earning assets

     52,313             47,515        
                          

Total assets

   $ 884,956           $ 866,846        
                          

Interest-bearing liabilities:

              

Deposits:

              

NOW and money market

   $ 238,285         1,279        0.72      $ 202,204         1,721        1.14   

Savings (4)

     64,227         228        0.47        62,327         320        0.69   

Certificates of deposit (5)

     305,447         5,872        2.57        317,509         8,087        3.41   
                                                  

Total interest-bearing deposits

     607,959         7,379        1.62        582,040         10,128        2.33   

FHLB advances

     115,483         3,163        3.66        134,930         4,258        4.22   

Subordinated debt

     8,248         124        2.01        8,248         177        2.87   
                                                  

Total interest-bearing liabilities

     731,690         10,666        1.95        725,218         14,563        2.68   
                                                  

Noninterest-bearing liabilities

     72,520             66,951        
                          

Total liabilities

     804,210             792,169        

Total stockholders’ equity

     80,746             74,677        
                          

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 884,956           $ 866,846        
                          

Net interest-earning assets

   $ 100,953           $ 94,113        
                          

Tax equivalent net interest income (3)

        19,489             18,374     

Tax equivalent interest rate spread (6)

          2.89          2.69
                          

Tax equivalent net interest margin as a percentage of interest-earning assets (7)

          3.13          3.00
                          

Average of interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities

          113.80          112.98
                          

Less tax equivalent adjustment (3)

        (12          (10  
                          

Net interest income

      $ 19,477           $ 18,364     
                          

 

(1)

Amount is net of deferred loan origination fees and costs. Average balances include nonaccrual loans and loans held for sale.

(2)

Loan fees are included in interest income and are insignificant.

(3)

Securities income and net interest income are presented on a tax equivalent basis using a tax rate of 34%. The tax equivalent adjustment is deducted from tax equivalent net interest income to agree to the amounts reported in the statements of income.

(4)

Includes mortgagors’ and investors’ escrow accounts.

(5)

Includes brokered deposits.

(6)

Tax equivalent net interest rate spread represents the difference between the weighted-average yield on interest-earning assets and the weighted-average cost of interest-bearing liabilities.

(7)

Tax equivalent net interest margin represents tax equivalent net interest income divided by average interest-earning assets.

 

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The following table sets forth the extent to which changes in interest rates and changes in volume of interest-earning assets and interest-bearing liabilities have on the Company’s interest income and interest expense for the periods presented. The rate column shows the effects attributable to changes in rate (changes in rate multiplied by prior volume). The volume column shows the effects attributable to changes in volume (changes in volume multiplied by prior rate). The net column represents the sum of the rate and volume columns. For purposes of this table, changes attributable to both changes in rate and volume that cannot be segregated have been allocated proportionately based on the changes due to rate and the changes due to volume.

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30, 2010 and 2009
    Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2010 and 2009
 
     Increase (Decrease) Due To     Increase (Decrease) Due To  

(In thousands)

   Rate     Volume     Net     Rate     Volume     Net  

Interest-earning assets:

            

Interest and dividend income:

            

Loans (1)(2)

   $ (242   $ (267   $ (509   $ (891   $ (801   $ (1,692

Securities (3)

     (496     135        (361     (1,707     627        (1,080

Other interest-earning assets

     1        17        18        (57     47        (10
                                                

Total interest-earning assets

     (737     (115     (852     (2,655     (127     (2,782
                                                

Interest-bearing liabilities:

            

Interest expense:

            

Deposits (4)

     (966     (69     (1,035     (2,732     (17     (2,749

Federal Home Loan Bank advances

     (158     (128     (286     (523     (572     (1,095