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Horizon Bancorp Announces Record Net Income for 2017

 
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Michigan City, Indiana (NASDAQ GS: HBNC) – Horizon Bancorp (“Horizon”) today announced its unaudited financial results for the three-month and twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2017.  All share data has been adjusted to reflect Horizon’s three-for-two stock split effective November 14, 2016.

 

SUMMARY:

  • Net income for the year ended December 31, 2017 was $33.1 million, or $1.43 diluted earnings per share, compared to $23.9 million, or $1.19 diluted earnings per share, for the year ended December 31, 2016.
  • Net income, excluding acquisition-related expenses, gain on sale of investment securities, prepayment penalties on borrowings, gain on the accounting for Horizon’s equity interest in Lafayette Community Bancorp (“Lafayette”), tax reform bill impact and purchase accounting adjustments (“core net income”) for the year ended December 31, 2017 increased 21.4% to $35.5 million or $1.53 diluted earnings per share compared to $29.2 million or $1.45 diluted earnings per share for the year of 2016.
  • Net income for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $7.6 million, or $0.30 diluted earnings per share, compared to $8.2 million, or $0.36 diluted earnings per share, for the third quarter of 2017 and $5.6 million, or $0.25 diluted earnings per share, for the fourth quarter of 2016.
  • Core net income for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $10.1 million, or $0.40 diluted earnings per share, compared to $9.2 million, or $0.41 diluted earnings per share, for the third quarter of 2017 and $8.5 million, or $0.38 diluted earnings per share, for the fourth quarter of 2016.
  • Return on average assets was 0.97% for the year ended December 31, 2017 compared to 0.81% for the year ended December 31, 2016.
  • Return on average assets, excluding acquisition-related expenses, gain on sale of investment securities, prepayment penalties on borrowings, gain on the accounting for Horizon’s equity interest in Lafayette, tax reform bill impact and purchase accounting adjustments (“core return on average assets”), for the year ended December 31, 2017 was 1.04% compared to 0.99% for the year ended December 31, 2016.
  • Total loans increased by a rate of 32.2%, or $691.0 million, during 2017. Total loans, excluding acquired loans, increased by a rate of 11.3%, or $242.7 million, during 2017.
  • Commercial loans increased by a rate of 51.2%, or $547.9 million, during 2017. Commercial loans, excluding acquired commercial loans, increased by a rate of 14.3%, or $152.7 million, during 2017.
  • Consumer loans increased by a rate of 28.7%, or $114.4 million, during 2017. Consumer loans, excluding acquired consumer loans, increased by a rate of 26.3%, or $104.7 million, during 2017.
  • Net interest income increased $26.1 million, or 30.4%, to $112.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2017 compared to $86.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2016.
  • Net interest margin was 3.75% for the year ended December 31, 2017 compared to 3.29% for the year ended December 31, 2016. The improvement in net interest margin from the prior year was due to Horizon executing a strategy to reduce expensive funding costs in the fourth quarter of 2016, an increase in average interest-earning assets, an increase in loan yields and the increase in interest rates during 2017.
  • Net interest margin, excluding the impact of prepayment penalties on borrowings and purchase accounting adjustments (“core net interest margin”), was 3.64% for the year ended December 31, 2017 compared to 3.38% for the year ended December 31, 2016.
  • Horizon’s tangible book value per share increased following the acquisitions of Lafayette and Wolverine Bancorp, Inc. (“Wolverine”) to $12.72 at December 31, 2017, compared to $12.38 and $11.48 at September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively.
  • On October 17, 2017, Horizon closed on the merger with Wolverine and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Wolverine Bank, headquartered in Midland, Michigan. The related system integration was successfully completed on November 10, 2017.


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Contact: Mark E. Secor
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (219) 873-2611
Fax: (219) 874-9280

 

 

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