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ChoiceOne Financial Reports Third Quarter 2020 Results

Company Release - 10/28/2020 4:01 PM ET

SPARTA, Mich., Oct. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc. ("ChoiceOne", NASDAQ:COFS), the parent company for ChoiceOne Bank reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2020.

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Significant items impacting comparable third quarter and year to date 2020 and 2019 results include the following:

  • On October 1, 2019, ChoiceOne completed the merger (the "County Merger") of County Bank Corp., the former parent company of Lakestone Bank & Trust, with and into ChoiceOne with ChoiceOne surviving the merger. Lakestone Bank & Trust was consolidated with and into ChoiceOne Bank effective May 15, 2020.  The total assets, loans and deposits acquired in the County Merger were approximately $712 million, $424 million and $568 million, respectively. 
  • On July 1, 2020, ChoiceOne completed the merger (the "Community Shores Merger") of Community Shores Bank Corporation, the former parent company of Community Shores Bank, with and into ChoiceOne with ChoiceOne surviving the merger. Community Shores Bank was consolidated with and into ChoiceOne Bank effective October 16, 2020. The total assets, loans and deposits acquired in the Community Shores Merger were approximately $249 million, $168 million and $231 million, respectively.
  • ChoiceOne incurred tax-effected merger-related expenses of approximately $1,423,000 and $2,167,000, respectively ($0.18 per diluted share and $0.29 per diluted share, respectively), for the quarter and year ended September 30, 2020.

Financial Highlights

  • Net income of $3,829,000 in the third quarter of 2020 compared to $1,021,000 in the same period in 2019.
  • Diluted earnings per share of $0.49 in the third quarter of 2020 compared to $0.28 per share in the third quarter of the prior year.
  • Excluding $1,423,000 in tax-effected merger-related expenses, net income in the third quarter of 2020 was $5,252,000 or $0.67 per diluted share.
  • Excluding loans obtained in the Community Shores Merger, gross loans increased $32.7 million during the third quarter of 2020.
  • ChoiceOne incurred $1,225,000 in provision for loan losses expense during the third quarter of 2020 and $3,000,000 in the first nine months of 2020, much of which was related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Excluding deposits obtained in the Community Shores Merger, total deposits grew $30.8 million in the third quarter of 2020.

ChoiceOne reported net income of $3,829,000 for the third quarter of 2020 compared to $1,021,000 in the same period in 2019. Diluted earnings per share were $0.49 in the third quarter of 2020 compared to $0.28 per share in the third quarter of the prior year. Excluding $1,423,000 in tax-effected merger-related expenses, net income for the third quarter of 2020 amounted to $5,252,000 or $0.67 per diluted share, compared to $1,642,000 or $0.45 per diluted share in the same period in 2019 when adjusted for tax-effected merger-related expenses. Net income for the first nine months of 2020 was $11,513,000 or $1.55 per diluted share, compared to $4,144,000 or $1.14 per diluted share in the first nine months of 2019. Net income for the first nine months of 2020, when adjusted to exclude $2,167,000 of tax-effected merger-related expenses, was $13,680,000 or $1.84 per diluted share, compared to $5,338,000 or $1.46 per diluted share in the same period in the prior year when adjusted for tax-effected merger-related expenses.  The increases in net income as compared to prior periods in 2019 are largely due to the County Merger and the Community Shores Merger.  Higher levels of gains on sales of loans in 2020 compared to the prior year also contributed to net income growth. 

"ChoiceOne is pleased and grateful to report strong net income for the third quarter of 2020, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic," said ChoiceOne CEO Kelly Potes. "We experienced significant gains on sales of mortgages offset by a large provision for loan losses expense mostly related to the pandemic.  At the same time, our expert teams completed two bank consolidations in 2020 – the consolidation of Lakestone Bank & Trust with and into ChoiceOne Bank in May and the consolidation of Community Shores Bank with and into ChoiceOne Bank in October."

Total assets grew to $1.8 billion as of September 30, 2020, compared to $1.5 billion as of June 30, 2020. Gross loans, excluding loans obtained in the Community Shores Merger, increased $32.7 million in the third quarter of 2020.  Interest and fee income related to loans grew $18.0 million or 112% in the nine months ended September 30, 2020 compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2019.  Growth in loan interest and related fee income was boosted by loans originated in the Paycheck Protection Program, the County Merger, and the Community Shores Merger.  Accretion from loans acquired through the Paycheck Protection Program totaled $988,000 and $1,802,000 in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, respectively.  Accretion from loans acquired in the County Merger and Community Shores Merger was $331,000 and $471,000 in the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, respectively. ChoiceOne incurred $1,225,000 in provision for loan losses expense during the third quarter and $3,000,000 in the first nine months of 2020, much of which was related to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The remaining credit mark on loans acquired from Lakestone Bank & Trust and Community Shores Bank totaled $9.1 million as of September 30, 2020.  Although ChoiceOne has not seen significant increases in charge-offs or delinquencies as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, management is continuing to monitor deferrals and economic indicators which may signify the need for increased provision for loan losses expense.  Excluding deposits obtained in the Community Shores Merger, total deposits grew $30.8 million in the third quarter of 2020.  A portion of this growth is related to the stimulus package included in the CARES Act as well as funds on deposit from Paycheck Protection Program loans that were not fully utilized as of September 30, 2020.

Total noninterest income increased $11.3 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2020 compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2019.  This was largely due to gains on sales of loans which increased $7.0 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2020 compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2019 due to lower interest rates encouraging refinancing activity. Gains on sales of securities were $1.3 million higher in the first nine months of 2020 compared to the first nine months of 2019 as a result of a restructuring of ChoiceOne's securities portfolio in the second quarter of 2020.  These gains were offset by the negative change in the market value of equity securities of $184,000 during the first nine months of 2020.  Although customer service charges increased overall, they have declined as a percentage of deposits due to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on customer activity levels.

Total noninterest expense increased $19.6 million in the first nine months of 2020 compared to the first nine months of 2019. Much of the increase was caused by expenses related to the consolidation of ChoiceOne Bank and Lakestone Bank & Trust in May 2020 and the Community Shores Merger.  Other contributing factors to the higher level of noninterest expense in 2020 were amortization of the core deposit intangible and increased costs related to higher mortgage volume levels in 2020 compared to the prior year.

"While we work through the issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic, our recent mergers have presented us with significant scale to move through these unprecedented times," said Potes. "We expect to continue to grow our community bank franchise throughout our expanded network across West and Southeast Michigan, keeping the safety and security of our customers, employees and those in our communities at the forefront of our growth."

About ChoiceOne
ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc. is a financial holding company headquartered in Sparta, Michigan and the parent corporation of ChoiceOne Bank. Member FDIC.  ChoiceOne Bank operates 33 offices in parts of Kent, Lapeer, Macomb, Muskegon, Newaygo, Ottawa, and St. Clair counties.  ChoiceOne Bank offers insurance and investment products through its subsidiary, ChoiceOne Insurance Agencies, Inc. For more information, please visit Investor Relations at ChoiceOne's website at choiceone.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release contains references to financial measures that are not defined in U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). Management believes these non-GAAP financial measures provide additional information that is useful to investors in helping to understand the underlying financial performance of ChoiceOne.

Non-GAAP financial measures have inherent limitations. Readers should be aware of these limitations and should be cautious with respect to the use of such measures. To compensate for these limitations, we use non-GAAP measures as comparative tools, together with GAAP measures, to assist in the evaluation of our operating performance or financial condition. Also, we ensure that these measures are calculated using the appropriate GAAP or regulatory components in their entirety and that they are computed in a manner intended to facilitate consistent period-to-period comparisons. ChoiceOne's method of calculating these non-GAAP financial measures may differ from methods used by other companies. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for those financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP or in-effect regulatory requirements.

Where non-GAAP financial measures are used, the most directly comparable GAAP or regulatory financial measure, as well as the reconciliation to the most directly comparable GAAP or regulatory financial measure, can be found in this news release. See Non-GAAP Reconciliation.

Forward-Looking Statements
This release may contain forward-looking statements. Words such as "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "forecasts," "intends," "is likely," "plans," "predicts," "projects," "may," "could," "look forward," "continue", "future" and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements reflect current beliefs as to the expected outcomes of future events and are not guarantees of future performance. These statements involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions ("risk factors") that are difficult to predict with regard to timing, extent, likelihood and degree of occurrence, including without limitation the impact of the global coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). Therefore, actual results and outcomes may materially differ from what may be expressed, implied or forecasted in such forward-looking statements. Furthermore, ChoiceOne undertakes no obligation to update, amend, or clarify forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. 

The COVID-19 pandemic is adversely affecting us and our customers, counterparties, employees, and third-party service providers.  The ultimate extent of the impacts on our business, financial position, results of operations, liquidity, and prospects is uncertain.

Additional risk factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors described in Item 1A in ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc.'s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019 and in Item 1A in ChoiceOne Financial Services, Inc.'s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2020 and June 30, 2020.

 

Condensed Balance Sheets
(Unaudited)


(In thousands)


09/30/2020



06/30/2020



12/31/2019



09/30/2019


Cash and Cash Equivalents


$

117,883



$

66,791



$

59,558



$

16,574


Securities



401,963




381,901




348,888




160,845


Loans Held For Sale



35,826




10,860




3,095




1,202


Loans to Other Financial Institutions



55,064




49,895




51,048




29,992


Loans, Net of Allowance For Loan Losses



1,072,111




902,243




797,991




402,710


Premises and Equipment



30,203




23,779




24,265




15,282


Cash Surrender Value of Life Insurance Policies



32,557




32,363




31,979




15,189


Goodwill



61,000




52,593




52,870




13,728


Core Deposit Intangible



5,664




5,299




6,006




-


Other Assets



19,664




19,355




10,428




8,067



















Total Assets


$

1,831,935



$

1,545,079



$

1,386,128



$

663,589



















Noninterest-bearing Deposits


$

447,548



$

392,086



$

287,460



$

152,579


Interest-bearing Deposits



1,138,822




932,222




867,142




421,496


Borrowings



13,234




10,179




33,198




207


Other Liabilities



6,283




7,969




6,189




4,681



















Total Liabilities



1,605,888




1,342,456




1,193,989




578,963



















Shareholders' Equity



226,047




202,623




192,139




84,626



















Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity


$

1,831,935



$

1,545,079



$

1,386,128



$

663,589


 

Condensed Statements of Income
(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended



Nine Months Ended


(In Thousands, Except Per Share Data)


09/30/2020



09/30/2019



09/30/2020



09/30/2019


Interest Income

















Loans, including fees


$

13,047



$

5,394



$

34,110



$

16,064


Securities and other



2,103




1,167




6,564




3,528


Total Interest Income



15,150




6,561




40,674




19,592



















Interest Expense

















Deposits



946




973




3,229




2,748


Borrowings



143




18




367




277


Total Interest Expense



1,089




991




3,596




3,025



















Net Interest Income



14,062




5,570




37,079




16,567


Provision for Loan Losses



1,225




-




3,000




-



















Net Interest Income After Provision for Loan Losses



12,837




5,570




34,079




16,567



















Noninterest Income

















Customer service charges



2,059




1,094




5,306




3,275


Insurance and investment commissions



137




88




416




225


Gains on sales of loans



3,617




638




8,356




1,373


Gains on sales of securities



(35)




19




1,308




22


Trust income



197




-




569




-


Earnings on life insurance policies



193




99




577




290


Change in market value of equity securities



(238)




(147)




(184)




119


Other income



396




144




661




417


Total Noninterest Income



6,326




1,935




17,009




5,721



















Noninterest Expense

















Salaries and benefits



8,059




3,268




19,546




8,915


Occupancy and equipment



1,556




755




4,185




2,267


Data processing



1,585




676




4,637




1,814


Professional fees



1,221




836




2,897




2,031


Core deposit intangible amortization



395




-




1,102




-


Other expenses



1,733




842




4,748




2,446


Total Noninterest Expense



14,548




6,377




37,114




17,473



















Income Before Income Tax



4,614




1,128




13,973




4,815


Income Tax Expense



785




107




2,460




671



















Net Income


$

3,829



$

1,021



$

11,513



$

4,144



















Basic Earnings Per Share


$

0.49



$

0.28



$

1.55



$

1.14


Diluted Earnings Per Share


$

0.49



$

0.28



$

1.55



$

1.14


 

Non-GAAP Reconciliation
(Unaudited)

 

In addition to analyzing ChoiceOne's results on a reported basis, management reviews ChoiceOne's results and the results on an adjusted basis. The non-GAAP measures presented in the table below reflect the adjustments of the reported U.S. GAAP results for significant items that management does not believe are reflective of ChoiceOne's current and ongoing operations.

 



Three Months Ended



Nine Months Ended


(In Thousands, Except Per Share Data)


09/30/2020



09/30/2019



09/30/2020



09/30/2019


Income before income tax


$

4,614



$

1,128



$

13,973



$

4,815


Adjustment for merger-related expenses



1,707




763




2,526




1,351


Adjusted income before income tax


$

6,321



$

1,891



$

16,499



$

6,166



















Income tax expense


$

785



$

107



$

2,460



$

671


Tax impact on adjustment for merger-related expenses



284




142




359




157


Adjusted income tax expense


$

1,069



$

249



$

2,819



$

828



















Net income


$

3,829



$

1,021



$

11,513



$

4,144


Adjusted net income


$

5,252



$

1,642



$

13,680



$

5,338



















Basic earnings per share


$

0.49



$

0.28



$

1.55



$

1.14


Diluted earnings per share


$

0.49



$

0.28



$

1.55



$

1.14


Adjusted basic earnings per share


$

0.67



$

0.45



$

1.84



$

1.47


Adjusted diluted earnings per share


$

0.67



$

0.45



$

1.84



$

1.46


 

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