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Horizon Bancorp, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2022 EPS of $0.55 Strong Loan Growth Continues to Offset Non–interest Income and Expense Headwinds

Michigan City, Indiana, October 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – (NASDAQ GS: HBNC) – Horizon Bancorp, Inc. (“Horizon” or the “Company”) announced its unaudited financial results for the three– and nine–months ending September 30, 2022.

“We are proud of the performance achieved by our business banking and consumer lending teams who delivered annualized loan growth of 7.8% in the third quarter, excluding PPP loans and sold commercial participation loans,” Chairman and CEO Craig M. Dwight said. “This continued strong loan growth led to the increase in net interest income and substantially offset headwinds from lower residential mortgage lending activity and lower wealth management fees, as well as the increase in cost of funds related to rapidly rising interest rates. While the current economic environment remains challenged by rising inflation and supply chain disruption, we remain focused on positioning ourselves to continue to meet the evolving needs of our customers. We believe our investments in talent to enhance our capabilities and prepare for the future support our disciplined growth trajectory, and with the benefit of our balance sheet strength and solid asset quality metrics, will continue to elevate our performance through the end of 2022 and into 2023.”     

Third Quarter 2022 Highlights

  • Return on average assets (“ROAA”) was 1.29% year–to–date and 1.24% for the third quarter.
  • Return on average tangible equity was 18.73% year–to–date and 18.71% for the third quarter.
  • Total loans, excluding Federal Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans and sold commercial participation loans, grew by an annualized rate of 14.5% year–to–date and an annualized rate of 7.8% quarter over quarter.
  • Commercial loans, excluding PPP loans and sold commercial participation loans, grew by an annualized rate of 13.8% year–to–date and an annualized rate of 7.2% quarter over quarter to a record $2.35 billion.
  • Consumer loans grew by an annualized rate of 31.7% year–to–date and an annualized rate of 23.9% quarter over quarter to a record $899.9 million at period end.
  • Asset quality remains solid with total loan delinquency at 0.12% of total loans, net charge–offs to average loans of 0.00% and a reversal of credit loss expense during the quarter.
  • Net interest income increased by $387,000 to $53.4 million during the third quarter compared to $53.0 million for the previous quarter.
  • Reported net interest margin (“NIM”) was 3.13% and adjusted NIM was 3.08%, with reported NIM decreasing by six basis points and adjusted NIM decreasing by four basis points from the second 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.)
  • Non–interest income is down $2.2 million for the quarter due to lower residential mortgage loan volume, resulting in lower gain on sale income and from lower wealth management fees related to year–to–date declines in equity and bond markets.
  • Non-interest expense was $38.4 million in the quarter, or 1.99% of average assets on an annualized basis, compared to $36.4 million, or 1.95%, in the second quarter of 2022. Year–to–date non–interest expense continues to be well managed at $111.3 million, or 1.99% of average assets on an annualized basis which is below our target of 2.00% of average assets.
  • The effective tax rate for the third quarter dropped to 7.8% due to the recognition of solar tax credits as projects were put into service during the quarter.
  • Net income totaled $23.8 million, down 4.2% from the linked quarter and up 3.3% from the prior year period. Diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) of $0.55 was down from $0.57 for the second quarter of 2022 and up from $0.52 for the third quarter of 2021.
  • Asset sensitivity decreased in the quarter compared to the previous quarter end, as deposit betas increased with rising rates. Deposit beta is defined as the change in deposit costs as a percentage of the change in Fed Funds over a particular period. Current estimates for parallel rate shocks to the balance sheet, at 100 basis points and 200 basis points, decrease net interest income by approximately $3.3 million and $6.7 million, respectively.
  • Deposit betas increased to 23% on total interest bearing deposits in the third quarter compared to a 3% beta during the previous quarter.
  • During the third quarter of 2022, the continued steepening of the yield curve resulted in unrealized losses on available for sale investments of $161.8 million compared to unrealized losses of $122.0 million at June 30, 2022. The impact to the tangible capital ratio was a decrease of 3.55% from 6.48% at June 30, 2022 to 6.25% at September 30, 2022.
  • The Bank’s capital position is still robust with leverage and risk based capital ratios of 8.84% and 13.65%, respectively. The annualized dividend yield was 3.56% as of September 30, 2022.

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