First United Corporation Announces Second Quarter And Year To Date 2021 Earnings

Earnings per share up 85.5% compared to the first six months of 2020 driven by wealth management, loan origination fees, gains, reduced provision and cost control Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness of $106 million and origination fees of $2.5 million YTD

July 28, 2021 6:04 PM EDT

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OAKLAND, Md., July 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- First United Corporation (NASDAQ: FUNC), a bank holding company and the parent company of First United Bank & Trust (the "Bank"), today announced earnings results for the three- and six-month periods ended June 30, 2021.

Second Quarter 2021 Financial Highlights:

  • Consolidated net income increased 71% to $4.4 million compared to $2.6 million for the second quarter of 2020
  • Basic and diluted net income per common share were both $0.66 compared to $0.37 for the second quarter of 2020, an 81% increase year over year
  • Non-GAAP, pre-tax, pre-provision earnings increased 19% for the second quarter of 2021 when compared to the second quarter of 2020
  • Wealth management earnings increased 24% for the second quarter of 2021 when compared to the second quarter of 2020
  • Mortgage loan production, primarily in loans sold to the secondary market, totaled $30.9 million for the quarter, leading to net gains on sales of $0.3 million
  • Asset quality remained strong, with low delinquency and modified loans returning to full principal and interest payments

Financial Highlights for the Year To Date Periods Ended June 30 of 2021 and 2020:

  • Total assets grew by $30.4 million when compared to December 31, 2020, a 1.8% increase.
  • When compared to December 31, 2020, loans declined 1.9%, due to $106 million of loan forgiveness under the Small Business Administration's ("SBA's") Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP"), and deposits grew 2.4%.
  • Net interest margin, on a non-GAAP, fully tax equivalent ("FTE") basis, declined to 3.13% at June 30, 2021 compared to 3.61% at June 30, 2020 and 3.34% at December 31, 2020, attributable to the lower interest rate environment, higher cash balances and lower yielding loans (PPP loans).
  • The ratio of the allowance for loan losses ("ALL") to loans outstanding was 1.49% at June 30, 2021 as compared to 1.43% at June 30, 2020. The ALL to loans outstanding, excluding PPP loan balances of $74.1 million, was 1.60% at June 30, 2021, non-GAAP.
    • Total provision expense was $0.7 million and $4.8 million for the six-month periods ended June 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively
    • Lower provision expense was due primarily to increased provision in 2020 related to the uncertainties and risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Consolidated net income increased 81.4% to $7.8 million compared to $4.3 million for the first six months of 2020, inclusive of litigation settlement expenses of $3.3 million in the first quarter of 2021.
    • Basic and diluted net income per share were both $1.15 compared to $0.62 for the six months of 2020, an 85.5% increase
    • Net income increased due to increased net interest income from recognition of deferred PPP loan origination fees, decreased provision expense, increased gains related to gains on sales of mortgage loans and investment securities' gains, insurance proceeds and wealth income, offset by litigation settlement expenses and income taxes
  • Net income, exclusive of litigation settlement expenses, non-GAAP, increased to $10.4 million for the first six months of 2021.
    • Non-GAAP, basic and diluted net income per share both increased to $1.52, exclusive of litigation settlement expenses
    • Net income increased due to increased net interest income, decrease in expense, increased gains related to gains on sales of mortgage loans and investment securities' gains, insurance proceeds recorded in the first quarter of 2021, and wealth management income and reduced operating expenses, offset by increased income taxes
  • Net interest income declined by $0.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021 when compared with the same period of 2020. 
    • Margin compression caused by low yielding PPP loans, continued low-rate environment resulting in lower yields on new loans and repricing of existing loans to lower rates, and elevated cash levels
    • Growth of non-interest bearing and low-cost core deposits contributed to the elevated cash levels
  • Other operating income, including gains, increased $1.8 million for the first six months of 2021 when compared to same period of 2020.
    • Net gains increased $0.2 million, related to $0.1 million in gains on the sale of mortgages to the secondary market and $0.1 million in investment securities gains
    • New client relationships and increased market returns led to an increase of $0.9 million in wealth management fees
    • Increased debit card income of $0.4 million due to increased usage of electronic payment methods
    • Reduced service charge income, primarily non-sufficient funds ("NSF") income resulting from reduced spending and increases in consumer and business cash balances from stimulus packages related to the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Other income increased due primarily to the receipt of $0.4 million in insurance proceeds related to litigation claims recorded in the first quarter of 2021
  • Other operating expenses increased $1.5 million for the first six months of 2021 when compared to the same period of 2020, primarily due to $3.3 million in non-recurring litigation settlement expenses, offset by an increase in deferred PPP loan origination costs of $0.6 million credited to salary expense and a net credit of $0.6 million to expense for Other Real Estate Owned ("OREO") related to gains on sales of properties.
    • Legal costs increased $0.6 million due to litigation that was settled in April 2021.
    • Decreased investor relations of $0.7 million and decreased other miscellaneous expenses of $0.5 million for travel and lodging, business related meals, office supplies, mileage reimbursements, schools and seminars, contract labor and in-house training.
  • Non-GAAP, efficiency ratio of 58.6%, exclusive of settlement expenses.  The efficiency ratio benefitted from recognition of $0.8 million in gains on the sale of OREO and accrection of $1.6 million of fee income for the origination of PPP loans during the six months of 2021.

According to Carissa Rodeheaver, President and CEO, "the second quarter produced solid results as the economies in our markets stabilized and we returned to a more normalized environment.  We continued to work with our borrowers and local businesses to file forgiveness applications and to fund new PPP loans and the markets were strong, supporting increased income from our wealth division and continued growth in core deposits.  Despite increased legal fees related to the litigation settlement, we continued our control over core expenses and produced strong year to date earnings per share, outpacing the same time period in 2020 by 85.5%. Our loan and wealth pipelines are robust and we continued to experience strong asset quality, causing us to be optimistic regarding the remainder of 2021."

COVID-19

During the first six months of 2021, we continued to assist our business customers with the PPP loan forgiveness process and to originate additional PPP loans through the third round of funding. We remained diligent in protecting our associates and customers from the lingering effects of the pandemic, delaying opening our lobbies until April 1, 2021.  Many of our sales and support employees continue to work remotely as we have adjusted to a hybrid work environment.  We have continued to monitor our market areas, maintaining travel protocols and utilizing safety precautions while continuing to provide full banking services to our customers.

Paycheck Protection Program

The Company continues to actively participate in the SBA's PPP program.  On January 19, 2021, the SBA implemented a second round of funding for PPP loans.   The Company originated $66.1 million in loans during the first six months of 2021 related to this new program, consisting of 870 loans with an average loan size of $80 thousand. New loans under this program are no longer available.

During the second and third quarters of 2020, a total of $148.5 million in PPP loans were originated under the initial program, consisting of 1,174 loans with an average loan size of $162 thousand, and 290 loans, totaling $34.5 million were forgiven, resulting in 885 loans with a remaining balance of $114.0 million at December 31, 2020.   

During the first six months of 2021, an additional 1,356 loans from both programs, with an aggregate principal balance of $106.0 million, were forgiven, resulting in 858 loans with a total remaining balance of $74.1 million at June 30, 2021. Net fees recognized in the first six months of 2021 were $2.5 million due to amortization and forgiveness.  Of the 1,174 loans originated in 2020, 1,057 have been forgiven totaling $132.0 million through the end of second quarter 2021, representing 90% of the number of 2020 loans originated and 88% of 2020 originated principal balances.

COVID Modifications

While the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on most industries, some have been more affected than others.  In accordance with Section 4013 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act and related regulatory pronouncements, we have not accounted for modifications of loans affected by the pandemic as troubled debt restructurings nor have we designated them as past due or nonaccrual. 

As of July 16, 2021, there were six commercial loans totaling $7.3 million in total loan modifications related to the real estate rental and health care sectors.  These loans are scheduled to return to contractual payment terms within the next quarter.

Balance Sheet Overview

Total assets at June 30, 2021 increased to $1.8 billion, representing a $30.4 million increase since December 31, 2020.  During the first six months of 2021, cash and interest-bearing deposits in other banks increased by $45.0 million, the investment portfolio increased by $12.5 million and gross loans decreased by $22.5 million.  The increase in cash was due to continued deposit growth, commercial loan payoffs and normal amortization, PPP loan forgiveness, and continued refinancing of balances in our mortgage portfolio. OREO balances decreased $2.6 million due to the sale of a parcel of real estate securing a large commercial participation loan in the first quarter of 2021 and the additional sales of undeveloped lots. 

Total liabilities increased by $30.9 million when compared to liabilities at December 31, 2020.  The increase in the first six months of 2021 was primarily attributable to deposit growth of $33.7 million due to stimulus programs and to growth in core relationships. Total shareholders' equity was stable during the first six months of 2021, as net income of $7.8 million was offset by the repurchase of $7.2 million (400,000 shares) of First United Corporation common stock.

Outstanding loans of $1.1 billion at June 30, 2021 reflected a decline of $22.5 million during the first six months of 2021, which was primarily attributable to core commercial loan growth offset by PPP loan forgiveness and a decline in our mortgage loan portfolio.  Commercial real estate ("CRE") loans decreased by $7.2 million, acquisition and development ("A&D") loans increased by $14.7 million and commercial and industrial ("C&I") loans decreased by $36.9 million, as newly originated PPP loans and growth in portfolio loans was offset by PPP loan forgiveness.  The growth in the commercial portfolios was offset by a decline in residential mortgage loans of $14.8 million, as refinancing activity continued during the first six months of 2021. Given the current low interest rate environment, customers prefer longer-term fixed-rate loans and we continued to utilize the secondary market rather than hold these longer-term fixed rate mortgage loans in the portfolio. The consumer loan portfolio increased by $21.8 million due to the purchase of a pool of consumer loans in an effort to deploy excess cash into higher yielding, short-term assets. 

Commercial loan production for the first six months of 2021 was approximately $89.2 million, with $39.2 million originated during the second quarter, exclusive of PPP loan production. SBA PPP loan production was approximately $64.3 million for the six months of 2021.  Commercial construction funding continues to ramp up as projects are entering their larger draw periods.  At June 30, 2021, unfunded, committed commercial construction loans totaled approximately $22.5 million. Commercial amortization and payoffs were approximately $69.7 million through June 30, 2021, exclusive of PPP. 

Consumer mortgage loan production was approximately $57.9 million through June 30, 2021.  The production and pipeline mix of in-house, portfolio loans and investor loans remained strong as of June 30, 2021, with those loans totaling $25.0 million, consisting of $22.0 million in portfolio loans and $3.0 million in investor loans. At the end of the second quarter, management implemented special promotions for residential mortgage products to shift production towards portfolio loans and utilize excess cash balances.

Total deposits at June 30, 2021 increased by $33.7 million when compared to deposits at December 31, 2020.  During the first six months of 2021, non-interest-bearing deposits increased by $77.3 million, driven by retail and commercial account growth partially attributable to government stimulus programs, including the most recent PPP funding round. Traditional savings accounts increased by $32.5 million, as we continued to see significant growth in our Prime Saver product and total demand deposits increased by $6.2 million. Total money market accounts decreased by $53.6 million due primarily to management's decision to move wealth management money market funds off balance sheet in the first quarter of 2021. We believe that these funds can be readily shifted back to in-house money market accounts should liquidity needs arise in the future.  Time deposits decreased by $28.7 million, primarily in time deposits over $100,000, as we continued to reduce pricing on single-service relationships and municipal bids. 

Inclusive of the $3.3 million in litigation settlement expenses, book value was $19.74 per share at June 30, 2021, compared to $18.74 per share at December 31, 2020.  At June 30, 2021, there were 6,614,604 of basic outstanding shares and 6,621,677 of diluted outstanding shares of common stock. 

Income Statement Overview

Consolidated net income was $7.8 million, inclusive of litigation settlement expenses of $3.3 million, for the six months ended June 30, 2021 compared to $4.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020.  Basic and diluted net income per share for the first six months of 2021 were both $1.15, compared to basic and diluted net income per share of $0.62 for the same period of 2020, an 85.5% increase.

The increase in earnings for the first six months of 2021 was attributable to an increase in net interest income of $0.5 million, an increase in other operating income, including gains, of $1.8 million and a decrease in provision expense of $4.2 million, partially offset by an increase in other operating expenses of $1.5 million, inclusive of the $3.3 million in litigation settlement expenses.   

Consolidated net income was $4.4 million for the second quarter of 2021 compared to $2.6 million for the second quarter of 2020.  Basic and diluted net income per common share for the second quarter of 2021 were both $0.66, compared to basic and diluted net income per common share of $0.37 for the second quarter of 2020, an 78.4% increase.

The increase in earnings for the second quarter of 2021 was due to stable net interest income (inclusive of PPP origination fee accretion), an increase in other operating income, including gains, of approximately $0.5 million, a decrease in provision expense of $1.6 million and a decrease in other operating expenses of $0.4 million.

The net interest margins for the second quarter of 2021 and the second quarter of 2020, on a non-GAAP, FTE basis, were 3.15% and 3.53%, respectively. The reduced margin for the second quarter of 2021 was attributable to lower loan yields and increased cash levels, partially offset by lower deposit rates.

Net-Interest Income (Tax-Equivalent Basis -Non-GAAP)

Net interest income, on a non-GAAP, FTE basis, increased by $0.5 million (1.9%) during the six months ended June 30, 2021 when compared with the six months ended June 30, 2020, driven by a $1.7 million (32.4%) decrease in interest expense, partially offset by a decrease in interest income of $1.2 million.  The net interest margin, on a fully-taxable equivalent ("FTE") basis, declined for the six months ended June 30, 2021 to 3.13% compared to 3.61% for the same period of 2020. 

Net interest income, on a non-GAAP, FTE basis, increased $0.1 million (0.9%) during the second quarter of 2021 over the same period in 2020 and was driven by a decrease in interest expense of approximately $0.8 million (31.7%), offset by a $0.7 million (4.4%) decrease in interest income.  The net interest margin for the second quarter of 2021 was 3.15%, compared to 3.53% for the second quarter of 2020. 

Participation in the PPP, with an average outstanding loan balance of $110.7 million and a loan rate of 1.0%, negatively impacted the margin for the second quarter of 2021 by 12 basis points.  However, deferred fees of approximately $1.3 million recognized during the second quarter of 2021 positively impacted the margin by 28 basis points, with a net positive impact of 16 basis points.  Continued elevated cash levels have also negatively impacted the margin. We expect to see continued margin compression during the remainder of 2021 as deposit rates approach floors and loans continue to reprice to lower rates.

Asset Quality

The ALL increased to $17.1 million at June 30, 2021 compared to $16.5 million at December 31, 2020.  The provision for loan losses was $0.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021 and $4.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020.  The higher provision expense recorded in the first six months of 2020 was driven by an increase in the qualitative factors reflecting the uncertainty of the economic environment related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on our borrowers.  Net charge-offs of $83 thousand were recorded for the six months ended June 30, 2021, compared to net charge offs of $0.3 million for the same period of 2020. The ratio of the ALL to loans outstanding, including PPP loan balances, was 1.49% at June 30, 2021 compared to 1.43% at June 30, 2020 and 1.41% at December 31, 2020.   The ALL to loans outstanding, excluding PPP loan balances of $74.1 million, was 1.60% at June 30, 2021, non-GAAP.

The ratio of net charge-offs to average loans for the six months ended June 30, 2021 was an annualized 0.01%, compared to 0.06% for the six months ended June 30, 2020.  Details of the ratio, by loan type are shown below.  Our special assets team continues to effectively collect on charged-off loans, resulting in ongoing overall low net charge-off ratios.

Ratio of Net (Charge Offs)/Recoveries to Average Loans

06/30/2021

06/30/2020

Loan Type

(Charge Off) / Recovery

(Charge Off) / Recovery

Commercial Real Estate

0.00%

0.04%

Acquisition & Development

0.05%

(0.01%)

Commercial & Industrial

0.03%

(0.22%)

Residential Mortgage

(0.03%)

(0.02%)

Consumer

(0.42%)

(0.75%)

Total Net (Charge Offs)/Recoveries

(0.01%)

(0.06%)

Non-accrual loans totaled $7.3 million at June 30, 2021 compared to $3.3 million at December 31, 2020.  The increase in non-accrual balances at June 30, 2021 was due to the addition of two hospitality loans totaling approximately $4.0 million to non-accrual status during the first quarter of 2021.  These loans suffered reduced cash flows due to the impact of the pandemic, received modifications and were classified as substandard at December 31, 2020.  These loans have returned to their contractual payment terms but will remain on non-accrual status until they pay full contractual payments for six months.

Non-accrual loans that have been subject to partial charge-offs totaled $0.5 million at June 30, 2021 and $0.2 million at December 31, 2020.  Loans secured by 1-4 family residential real estate properties in the process of foreclosure totaled $0.6 million at June 30, 2021 and $0.4 million at December 31, 2020.  Foreclosure and repossession activities were temporarily suspended as a result of COVID-19. As a percentage of the loan portfolio, accruing loans past due 30 days or more increased slightly to 0.19%, including PPP loans, or 0.20% excluding PPP loans, compared to 0.17% at June 30, 2020 and 0.20% at December 31, 2020. 

Non-Interest Income and Non-Interest Expense

Other operating income, including net gains, increased $1.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021 when compared to the six months ended June 30, 2020. Gains on the sale of mortgages to the secondary market, which we have utilized in lieu of retaining long-term fixed rate loans in our portfolio, increased $0.1 million related to continued refinancing activity. Trust and brokerage income increased $0.9 million year-over-year due to continued growth in new client relationships and assets under management.  Debit card income increased $0.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2021 when compared with the same period of 2020 as we continued to grow our deposit relationships and our customers increase use of our electronic services. Other income increased $0.4 million, due primarily to the receipt of insurance proceeds related to litigation claims recorded in the first quarter of 2021. Service charge income remained stable when comparing the six months of 2021 to the same time period of 2020.

Other operating expenses increased $1.5 million, inclusive of litigation settlement expenses, for the six months ended June 30, 2021 when compared with the same period of 2020.  Salaries and benefits decreased $0.4 million when compared to the six months of 2020, primarily due to reductions of $0.2 million in life and health insurance costs, a $0.5 million offset in salary expense from deferred loan origination costs primarily attributable to PPP loans and $0.1 million of reduced executive equity compensation due to a timing difference in long-term incentive grants.  These decreases were offset by an increase of $0.4 million in salaries, incentives and related payroll costs.  Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation premiums increased slightly by $0.2 million due to credits received on quarterly assessments in 2020. Equipment, occupancy and technology expenses decreased $0.6 million when compared to the six months of 2020 as we began to realize cost savings from our core processor related to a new contract negotiated in the fourth quarter of 2020. OREO expenses were a net credit in the first six months of 2021 due to $0.8 million in gains attributable to the sale of OREO properties. Professional services increased $0.8 million as a result of increased legal and professional fees, partially offset by decreased investor relations expenses related to the 2021 annual meeting of shareholders and related litigation. 

Other operating income, including gains, for the second quarter of 2021 increased by approximately $0.5 million when compared with the same period of 2020.  Service charge income increased by $0.2 million during the second quarter of 2021 when compared with the second quarter of 2020.  Trust and brokerage income increased $0.5 million due to increased production and market values on assets under management.  Net gains decreased $0.4 million when comparing the second quarter of 2021 to the second quarter of 2020.  While the refinancing activity continued into the second quarter of 2021, the pace of activity slowed when compared to the second quarter of 2020, which resulted in reduced gains on the sale of mortgages.

Other operating expenses decreased by $0.4 million when comparing the second quarter of 2021 to the second quarter of 2020.  This decrease was driven by reduced occupancy, equipment and technology service during the second quarter of 2021 when compared with the second quarter of 2020 as we began to see reduced costs associated with our core processor due to contract negotiations during 2020. Investor relations costs decreased by $0.7 million during the second quarter of 2021 when compared with the second quarter of 2020 due to costs associated with the 2020 annual meeting of shareholders.  These changes were partially offset by increased salaries and benefits related to a reduction in deferred loan origination costs and an increase in professional services related to final legal expenses associated with litigation that was settled in April 2021.  Other miscellaneous expenses, such as contributions, consulting, Visa processing fees, office supplies, travel and lodging, schools and seminars, and business-related meals declined. Most of the expense reductions are related to limited operations as a result of the pandemic and management's continued focus on cost savings and efficiencies. The decreases were offset by increases in mileage, line rentals and contract labor. 

The effective income tax rates as a percentage of income for the six-month periods ended June 30, 2021 and 2020 were 25.2% and 22.2%, respectively.  The increase in the tax rate was primarily due to the reduction in tax exempt income as well as the reduction in tax credits related to the expiration of a low-income housing tax credit in June 2021.

ABOUT FIRST UNITED CORPORATION

First United Corporation is the parent company of First United Bank & Trust, a Maryland trust company with commercial banking powers, and two statutory trusts that were used as financing vehicles.  The Bank has four wholly-owned subsidiaries: OakFirst Loan Center, Inc., a West Virginia finance company; OakFirst Loan Center, LLC, a Maryland finance company; First OREO Trust, a Maryland statutory trust that holds and services real estate acquired by the Bank through foreclosure or by deed in lieu of foreclosure; and FUBT OREO I, LLC, a Maryland company that likewise holds and services real estate acquired by the Bank through foreclosure or by deed in lieu of foreclosure.  The Bank also owns 99.9% of the limited partnership interests in Liberty Mews Limited Partnership; a Maryland limited partnership formed for the purpose of acquiring, developing and operating low-income housing units in Garrett County, Maryland.  The Corporation's website is www.mybank.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements do not represent historical facts, but are statements about management's beliefs, plans and objectives about the future, as well as its assumptions and judgments concerning such beliefs, plans and objectives.  These statements are evidenced by terms such as "anticipate," "estimate," "should," "expect," "believe," "intend," and similar expressions.  Although these statements reflect management's good faith beliefs and projections, they are not guarantees of future performance and they may not prove true.  The beliefs, plans and objectives on which forward-looking statements are based involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those addressed in the forward-looking statements.  For a discussion of these risks and uncertainties, see the section of the periodic reports that First United Corporation files with the Securities and Exchange Commission entitled "Risk Factors," including among many others the risk factor set forth in First United's Annual Report on Form 10-K, as amended, for the year ended December 31, 2020 entitled, "The outbreak of the recent coronavirus ('COVID-19'), or an outbreak of another highly infectious or contagious disease, could adversely affect the Corporation's business, financial condition and results of operations." and any updates thereto that might be contained in subsequent reports filed by First United.  The risks and uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on First United will depend on, among other things, the length of time that the pandemic continues; the duration of the potential imposition of further restrictions on travel in the future; the effect of the pandemic on the global, national, and local economies and on the businesses of our borrowers and their ability to make payments on their obligations; the remedial actions and stimulus measures adopted by federal, state, and local governments; and the inability of employees to work due to illness, quarantine, or government mandates.

FIRST UNITED CORPORATION

Oakland, MD

Stock Symbol :  FUNC

Financial Highlights - Unaudited

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended

Six Months Ended

June 30, 

June 30, 

June 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Results of Operations:

Interest income 

$       14,436

$          15,104

$ 28,498

$ 29,720

Interest expense 

1,673

2,448

3,499

5,177

Net interest income

12,763

12,656

24,999

24,543

Provision for loan losses

555

2,167

665

4,821

Other operating income

4,321

3,425

9,063

7,433

Net gains

442

794

1,030

835

Other operating expense

11,032

11,427

23,959

22,432

Income before taxes

$         5,939

$            3,281

$ 10,468

$   5,558

Income tax expense

1,536

711

2,635

1,233

Net income

$         4,403

$            2,570

$   7,833

$   4,325

Per share data:

Basic/ Diluted net income 

$           0.66

$              0.37

$      1.15

$      0.62

Adjusted Basic/Diluted net income (1)

$           0.66

$              0.37

$      1.52

$      0.62

Dividends declared per share

$           0.15

$              0.13

$      0.30

$      0.26

Book value

$         19.74

$            17.82

Adjusted book value (1)

$         20.12

$            17.82

Diluted book value

$         19.72

$            17.81

Adjusted diluted book value (1)

$         20.10

$            17.81

Tangible book value per share

$         18.07

$            16.25

Adjusted tangible book value per share (1)

$         18.46

$            16.25

Diluted Tangible book value per share

$         18.05

$            16.01

Adjusted diluted tangible book value per share (1)

$         18.44

$            16.01

Closing market value

$         17.43

$            13.34

Market Range:

    High

$         19.42

$            15.95

    Low

$         16.35

$            11.00

Shares outstanding at period end: Basic

6,614,604

6,983,523

Shares outstanding at period end: Diluted

6,621,677

6,988,593

Performance ratios: (Year to Date Period End, annualized)

Return on average assets

0.88%

0.57%

Adjusted return on average assets (1)

1.18%

0.57%

Return on average shareholders' equity

12.21%

6.97%

Adjusted return on average shareholders' equity (1)

15.98%

6.97%

Net interest margin (Non-GAAP), includes tax exempt income of $473 and $449

3.13%

3.61%

Net interest margin GAAP

3.07%

3.54%

Efficiency ratio

67.69%

70.26%

Adjusted efficiency ratio (1)

58.58%

70.26%

(1) See reconcilation of this non-GAAP financial measure provided elsewhere herein.

June 30,

December 31,

2021

2020

Financial Condition at period end:

Assets

$ 1,763,806

$    1,733,414

Earning assets

$ 1,461,613

$    1,473,733

Gross loans

$ 1,145,343

$    1,167,812

Commercial Real Estate

$    361,941

$       369,176

Acquisition and Development

$    131,630

$       116,961

Commercial and Industrial

$    229,852

$       266,745

Residential Mortgage

$    364,408

$       379,170

Consumer

$       57,512

$         35,760

Investment securities

$    307,696

$       295,148

Total deposits

$ 1,456,111

$    1,422,366

Noninterest bearing

$    497,736

$       420,427

Interest bearing

$    958,375

$    1,001,939

Shareholders' equity

$    130,556

$       131,047

Capital ratios:

Tier 1 to risk weighted assets

14.48%

14.83%

Common Equity Tier 1 to risk weighted assets

12.32%

12.61%

Tier 1 Leverage

9.94%

10.36%

Total risk based capital

15.73%

16.08%

Asset quality:

Net charge-offs for the quarter

$             (41)

$              (123)

Nonperforming assets: (Period End)

Nonaccrual loans

$         7,285

$            3,339

Loans 90 days past due and accruing

273

724

Total nonperforming loans and 90 day past due

$         7,558

$            4,063

Restructured loans

$         3,825

$            3,958

Other real estate owned

$         6,756

$            9,386

Allowance for loan losses to gross loans

1.49%

1.41%

Allowance for loan losses to gross loans, excluding PPP loans

1.60%

1.55%

Nonperforming and 90 day past due loans to total loans

0.66%

0.35%

Nonperforming loans and 90 day past due loans to total assets

0.43%

0.23%

 

The following tables set forth the average balances, net interest income and expense, and average yields and rates of our interest-earning assets and interest-bearing liabilities for the six and three month periods ended June 30, 2021 and 2020:

Six Months Ended

June 30,

2021

2020

Average

Average

Average

Average

(dollars in thousands)

Balance

Interest

Yield/Rate

Balance

Interest

Yield/Rate

Assets

Loans

$

1,187,760

$

25,873

4.39

%

$

1,104,922

$

26,280

4.77

%

Investment Securities:

     Taxable

264,525

1,984

1.51

%

198,418

2,652

2.69

%

     Non taxable

25,698

972

7.63

%

25,974

954

7.39

%

     Total

290,223

2,956

2.05

%

224,392

3,606

2.23

%

Federal funds sold

155,009

63

0.08

%

59,103

154

0.52

%

Interest-bearing deposits with other banks

2,980

1

0.05

%

753

7

1.9

%

Other interest earning assets

4,054

78

3.88

%

4,442

122

5.53

%

Total earning assets

1,640,026

28,971

3.56

%

1,393,612

30,169

4.33

%

Allowance for loan losses

(16,582)

(13,936)

Non-earning assets

152,853

142,354

Total Assets

$

1,776,297

$

1,522,030

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

Interest-bearing demand deposits

$

208,930

$

347

0.33

%

$

169,055

$

341

0.41

%

Interest-bearing money markets

344,100

288

0.17

%

295,035

877

0.6

%

Savings deposits

212,342

46

0.04

%

167,681

101

0.12

%

Time deposits:

     Less than $100k

106,506

726

1.37

%

111,854

875

1.57

%

     $100k or more

114,908

738

1.30

%

132,942

1,288

1.95

%

Short-term borrowings

50,670

50

0.20

%

42,975

49

0.23

%

Long-term borrowings

100,929

1,304

2.61

%

100,929

1,646

3.28

%

Total interest-bearing liabilities

1,138,385

3,499

0.62

%

1,020,471

5,177

1.02

%

Non-interest-bearing deposits

481,803

340,904

Other liabilities

26,704

36,548

Shareholders' Equity

129,405

124,107

Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

$

1,776,297

$

1,522,030

Net interest income and spread

$

25,472

2.94

%

$

24,992

3.31

%

Net interest margin

3.13

%

3.61

%

 

The following tables set forth the average balances, net interest income and expense, and average yields and rates of our interest-earning assets and interest-bearing liabilities for the six and three month periods ended June 30, 2021 and 2020:

Three Months Ended

June 30,

2021

2020

(dollars in thousands)

Average

Balance

Interest

AverageYield/Rate

Average

Balance

Interest

AverageYield/Rate

Assets

Loans

$

1,173,007

$

13,119

4.49%

$

1,164,023

$

13,424

4.61%

Investment Securities:

     Taxable

273,196

994

1.46%

199,721

1,344

2.71%

     Non taxable

25,325

480

7.60%

26,530

488

7.40%

     Total

298,521

1,474

1.98%

226,251

1,832

3.26%

Federal funds sold

174,346

39

0.09%

73,089

15

0.08%

Interest-bearing deposits with other banks

3,288

0.00%

863

1

0.53%

Other interest earning assets

3,654

38

4.17%

4,468

58

5.23%

Total earning assets

1,652,816

14,670

3.56%

1,468,694

15,330

4.18%

Allowance for loan losses

(16,758)

(15,157)

Non-earning assets

147,763

146,065

Total Assets

$

1,783,821

$

1,599,602

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

Interest-bearing demand deposits

$

214,310

$

175

0.33%

$

174,498

$

157

0.36%

Interest-bearing money markets

328,100

118

0.14%

320,219

374

0.47%

Savings deposits

221,614

21

0.04%

174,295

39

0.09%

Time deposits:

     Less than $100k

105,084

337

1.29%

114,288

459

1.62%

     $100k or more

110,265

348

1.27%

125,152

583

1.87%

Short-term borrowings

51,035

26

0.20%

40,671

21

0.21%

Long-term borrowings

100,929

648

2.58%

100,929

815

3.25%

Total interest-bearing liabilities

1,131,337

1,673

0.59%

1,050,052

2,448

0.94%

Non-interest-bearing deposits

498,130

392,701

Other liabilities

27,085

34,152

Shareholders' Equity

127,269

122,697

Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

$

1,783,821

$

1,599,602

Net interest income and spread

$

12,997

2.97%

$

12,882

3.24%

Net interest margin

3.15%

3.53%

 

FIRST UNITED CORPORATION

Oakland, MD

Stock Symbol :  FUNC

Financial Highlights - Unaudited

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended

June 30,

March 31,

December 31, 

September 30, 

June 30, 

March 31,

2021

2021

2020

2020

2020

2020

Results of Operations:

Interest income 

$      14,436

$         14,062

14,228

14,253

15,104

14,616

Interest expense 

1,673

1,826

2,127

2,351

2,448

2,729

Net interest income

12,763

12,236

12,101

11,902

12,656

11,887

Provision for loan losses

555

110

420

160

2,167

2,654

Other operating income

4,321

4,742

4,378

3,978

3,425

4,008

Net gains

442

588

777

1,176

794

41

Other operating expense

11,032

12,927

10,395

10,540

11,427

11,005

Income before taxes

$        5,939

$           4,529

$                    6,441

$                      6,356

$         3,281

$           2,277

Income tax expense

1,536

1,099

1,469

1,396

711

522

Net income

$        4,403

$           3,430

$                    4,972

$                      4,960

$         2,570

$           1,755

Per share data:

Basic/ Diluted net income 

$          0.66

$             0.49

$                      0.72

$                        0.70

$           0.37

$             0.25

Adjusted Basic/Diluted net income (1)

$          0.66

$             0.86

$                      0.72

$                        0.70

$           0.37

$             0.25

Dividends declared per share

$          0.15

$             0.15

$                      0.13

$                        0.13

$           0.13

$             0.13

Book value

$        19.74

$           18.46

$                    18.83

$                      18.63

$         17.82

$           17.01

Adjusted book value (1)

$        20.12

$           18.82

$                    18.83

$                      18.63

$         17.82

$           17.01

Diluted book value

$        19.72

$           18.45

$                    18.73

$                      18.62

$         17.81

$           16.95

Adjusted diluted book value (1)

$        20.10

$           18.81

$                    18.73

$                      18.62

$         17.81

$           16.95

Tangible book value per share

$        18.07

$           16.89

$                    17.26

$                      17.06

$         16.25

$           15.43

Adjusted tangible book value per share (1)

$        18.46

$           17.25

$                    17.26

$                      17.06

$         16.25

$           15.43

Diluted Tangible book value per share

$        18.05

$           16.88

$                    17.15

$                      17.05

$         16.01

$           15.38

Adjusted diluted tangible book value per share (1)

$        18.44

$           17.24

$                    17.15

$                      17.05

$         16.01

$           15.38

Closing market value

$        17.43

$           17.62

$                    15.50

$                      11.71

$         13.34

$           14.29

Market Range:

    High

$        19.42

$           20.05

$                    17.51

$                      13.88

$         15.95

$           24.99

    Low

$        16.35

$           15.30

$                    11.51

$                      10.74

$         11.00

$           11.09

Shares outstanding at period end: Basic 

6,614,604

6,998,617

6,992,911

6,988,998

6,983,523

6,966,898

Shares outstanding at period end: Diluted

6,621,677

7,001,997

6,997,981

6,994,068

6,988,593

6,991,902

Performance ratios: (Year to Date Period End, annualized)

Return on average assets

0.88%

0.79%

0.88%

0.79%

0.57%

0.49%

Adjusted return on average assets (1)

1.18%

1.38%

0.88%

0.79%

0.57%

0.49%

Return on average shareholders' equity

12.21%

10.58%

11.21%

9.87%

6.97%

5.62%

Adjusted return on average shareholders' equity (1)

15.98%

18.36%

11.21%

9.87%

6.97%

5.62%

Net interest margin (Non-GAAP), includes tax exempt income of $239 and $223

3.13%

3.11%

3.09%

3.43%

3.61%

3.69%

Net interest margin GAAP

3.07%

3.05%

3.03%

3.37%

3.53%

3.63%

Efficiency ratio

67.69%

72.94%

63.47%

64.99%

70.26%

68.29%

Adjusted efficiency ratio (1)

58.58%

54.90%

63.47%

64.99%

70.26%

68.29%

(1) See reconcilation of this non-GAAP financial measure provided elsewhere herein.

June 30,

March 31,

December 31, 

September 30, 

June 30, 

March 31,

2021

2021

2020

2020

2020

2020

Financial Condition at period end:

Assets

$ 1,763,806

1,781,833

1,734,030

1,685,907

1,639,636

1,461,482

Earning assets

$ 1,461,613

$    1,481,045

$             1,473,733

$               1,422,341

$  1,420,433

$    1,267,718

Gross loans

$ 1,145,343

$    1,199,325

$             1,167,812

$               1,192,345

$  1,186,940

#

$    1,053,732

Commercial Real Estate

$    361,941

$       365,731

$                369,176

$                  353,272

$     340,314

$       337,688

Acquisition and Development

$    131,630

$       123,625

$                116,961

$                  127,299

$     126,338

$       121,333

Commercial and Industrial

$    229,852

$       299,178

$                266,745

$                  277,723

$     272,186

$       123,509

Residential Mortgage

$    364,408

$       374,327

$                379,170

$                  398,709

$     412,478

$       434,969

Consumer

$      57,512

$         36,464

$                  35,760

$                    35,342

$       35,624

$         36,233

Investment securities

$    307,696

$       273,363

$                295,148

$                  222,382

$     220,165

$       222,192

Total deposits

$ 1,456,111

$    1,468,263

$             1,422,366

$               1,377,284

$  1,351,568

$    1,172,394

Noninterest bearing

$    497,736

$       485,311

$                420,427

$                  419,935

$     425,274

$       299,961

Interest bearing

$    958,375

$       982,952

$             1,001,939

$                  957,349

$     926,294

#

$       872,433

Shareholders' equity

$    130,556

$       129,189

$                131,693

$                  130,237

$     124,453

$       118,518

Capital ratios:

Tier 1 to risk weighted assets

14.55%

14.99%

14.83%

14.89%

14.62%

14.77%

Common Equity Tier 1 to risk weighted assets

12.37%

12.76%

12.61%

12.59%

12.33%

12.44%

Tier 1 Leverage

9.94%

10.22%

10.36%

10.37%

10.46%

11.52%

Total risk based capital

15.80%

16.24%

16.08%

16.14%

15.87%

16.02%

Asset quality:

Net (charge-offs)/recoveries for the quarter

$           (41)

$              (42)

$                      (123)

$                       (985)

$            164

$              178

Nonperforming assets: (Period End)

Nonaccrual loans

$        7,285

$           7,891

$                    3,339

$                    10,344

$       11,081

$         11,012

Loans 90 days past due and accruing

273

6

724

813

$            297

623

0

Total nonperforming loans and 90 day past due

$        7,558

$           7,897

$                    4,063

$                    11,157

$       11,378

$         11,635

Restructured loans

$        3,825

$           3,892

$                    3,958

$                      4,477

$         4,039

$           4,581

Other real estate owned

$        6,756

$           7,533

$                    9,386

$                      3,787

$         3,926

$           4,040

Allowance for loan losses to gross loans

1.49%

1.38%

1.41%

1.36%

1.43%

1.42%

Allowance for loan losses to gross loans, excluding PPP loans

1.60%

1.57%

1.55%

1.55%

1.62%

1.42%

Nonperforming and 90 day past due loans to total loans

0.66%

0.66%

0.35%

0.94%

0.96%

1.10%

Nonperforming loans and 90 day past due loans to total assets

0.43%

0.44%

0.23%

0.66%

0.69%

0.80%

 

Non-GAAP Financial Measures (unaudited)

Reconciliation of as reported (GAAP) and non-GAAP financial measures

The following tables below provide a reconciliation of certain financial measures calculated under generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") (as reported) and non-GAAP. A non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of historical or future financial performance, financial position or cash flows that excludes or includes amounts that are required to be disclosed in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP in the United States. The Company's management believes the presentation of non-GAAP financial measures provide investors with a greater understanding of the Company's operating results in addition to the results measured in accordance with GAAP. While management uses these non-GAAP measures in its analysis of the Company's performance, this information should not be viewed as a substitute for financial results determined in accordance with GAAP or considered to be more important than financial results determined in accordance with GAAP.

The following non-GAAP financial measures exclude settlement charges associated with the settlement with Driver Management.

Six months ended June 30,

Three months ended June 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

(in thousands, except for per share amount)

Net income - as reported

$

7,833

$

4,325

$

4,403

$

2,570

Adjustments:

     Settlement Expense

3,300

     Income tax effect of adjustment

(735)

Adjusted net income (non-GAAP)

$

10,398

$

4,325

$

4,403

$

2,570

Basic and Diluted earnings per share - as reported

$

1.15

$

0.62

$

0.66

$

0.37

Adjustments:

     Settlement Expense

0.47

     Income tax effect of adjustment

(0.10)

Adjusted basic and diluted earnings per share (non-GAAP)

$

1.52

$

0.62

$

0.66

$

0.37

As of or for the six months ended

June 30,

(in thousands, except per share data)

2021

2020

Per Share Data

Basic net income per common share (1) - as reported

$

1.15

$

0.62

Basic net income per common share (1) - non-GAAP

1.52

0.62

Diluted net income per common share (1) - as reported

$

1.15

$

0.62

Diluted net income per common share (1) - non-GAAP

1.52

0.62

Basic book value per common share (1) - as reported

$

19.74

$

17.82

Basic book value per common share (1) - non-GAAP

20.12

17.82

Diluted book value per common share (1) - as reported

$

19.72

$

17.81

Diluted book value per common share (1) - non-GAAP

20.10

17.81

Significant Ratios:

Return on Average Assets (1) - as reported

0.88%

0.57%

Expenses

0.30%

Income tax effect of adjustment 

Adjusted Return on Average Assets (1) (non-GAAP)

1.18%

0.57%

Return on Average Equity (1) - as reported

12.21%

6.97%

Expenses

2.64%

Income tax effect of adjustment

1.13%

Adjusted Return on Average Equity (1) (non-GAAP)

15.98%

6.97%

Average Equity to Average Assets

7.29%

8.15%

(1) See reconcilation of this non-GAAP financial measure provided elsewhere herein.

 

 

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