Michigan City, Indiana, July 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (NASDAQ GS: HBNC) — Horizon Bancorp, Inc. (“Horizon” or the “Company”) announced its unaudited financial results for the three– and six–months ending June 30, 2022.
“We are extremely pleased with our performance during the second quarter of fiscal 2022. Record earnings and profitability can be attributed to strong loan growth and the higher interest rate environment which led to a meaningful increase in pre–tax, pre–provision net income,” Chairman and CEO Craig M. Dwight said. “This level of organic growth would not have been possible without the hard work and dedication from our team to meet the evolving needs of our customers. We remain committed to driving organic growth through our investments in commercial and consumer loan production, finding strategic opportunities to deploy capital, and leveraging our asset sensitive balance sheet and strong credit quality to achieve long–term shareholder value.”
Second Quarter 2022 Highlights
- Net income grew to a record $24.9 million, up 5.5% from the linked quarter and 12.1% from the prior year period. Diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) of $0.57 was up from $0.54 for the first quarter of 2022 and $0.50 for the second quarter of 2021.
- Pre–tax, pre–provision net income grew to $29.1 million, up 13.1% from the linked quarter and 18.9% from the prior year period. This non–GAAP financial measure is utilized by banks to provide a greater understanding of pre–tax profitability before giving effect to credit loss expense. (See the “Non–GAAP Reconciliation of Pre–Tax, Pre–Provision Net Income” table below.) Horizon recorded a provision expense of $240,000 in the quarter compared to a provision release of $1.4 million in the linked quarter, and a provision release of $1.5 million in the prior year period.
- Reported net interest margin (“NIM”) was 3.19% and adjusted NIM was 3.12%, with reported NIM increasing by 20 basis points and adjusted NIM increasing by 19 basis points from the first quarter of 2022. (See the “Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Net Interest Margin” table below for the definition of this non–GAAP calculation of adjusted NIM.)
- Total loans, excluding Federal Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans and sold commercial participation loans, grew by 6.2%, or 25.1% annualized, during the second quarter to $3.89 billion at period end compared to $3.66 billion on March 31, 2022.
- Commercial loans, excluding PPP loans and sold commercial participation loans, grew by 4.9%, or 19.7% annualized, during the second quarter to a record $2.31 billion from $2.20 billion on March 31, 2022.
- Consumer loans grew by 12.6%, or 50.5% annualized, during the second quarter to a record $848.7 million at period end.
- Non–interest expense was $36.4 million in the quarter, or 1.95% of average assets on an annualized basis, compared to $36.6 million, or 2.03%, in the first quarter of 2022 and $33.4 million, or 2.18%, in the second quarter of 2021. Non–interest expense was $73.0 million, or 1.99% of average assets on an annualized basis for the six months ended June 30, 2022 compared to $65.6 million, or 2.19% of average assets on an annualized basis for the six months ended June 30, 2021.
- The efficiency ratio for the period was 55.57% compared to 58.74% for the first quarter of 2022 and 57.73% for the second quarter of 2021. The adjusted efficiency ratio was 56.13% compared to 58.74% for the first quarter of 2022 and 57.45% for the second quarter of 2021. (See the “Non-GAAP Calculation and Reconciliation of Efficiency Ratio and Adjusted Efficiency Ratio” table below.)
- As part of the Company’s annual branch performance review of Horizon Bank’s (the “Bank”) retail network, Horizon’s Board of Directors approved the permanent closure of seven branch locations in the second half of 2022. A one–time charge of approximately $380,000 was recorded during the second quarter to record these branch locations’ fixed assets at fair value.
- Asset quality remains favorable as evidenced by non–performing loans at 0.51% of total loans at period end and net charge–offs to average loans represented 0.01% for the second quarter of 2022.
- The Company was more asset sensitive as of June 30, 2022 compared to the previous quarter end, as deposit BETA’s have lagged rising rates and an increase in adjustable rate assets. Current estimates for parallel rate shocks to the balance sheet, at a 100 basis point shock and 200 basis point shock, increase net interest income by approximately $7.0 million and $12.8 million, respectively.
- Since March 31, 2022, deposit betas have significantly lagged our modeled betas at a 3% beta on total deposits over the last three months compared to our model using a beta of 35% for total deposits.
- During the second quarter of 2022, the continued steepening of the yield curve resulted in unrealized losses on available for sale investments of $122.0 million compared to unrealized losses of $73.6 million at March 31, 2022. The impact to the tangible capital ratio was a decrease of 46 basis points from 6.94% at March 31, 2022 to 6.48% at June 30, 2022, a 6.63% decrease.
- The Bank's capital is still robust with leverage and risk based capital ratios of 9.17% and 14.81%, respectively.
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