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LEWISTON, Maine, Oct. 26, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northeast Bancorp ("Northeast" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: NBN), a Maine-based full-service financial services company and parent of Northeast Bank (the "Bank"), today reported net income of $1.9 million, or $0.20 per diluted common share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, compared to net income of $1.6 million, or $0.16 per diluted common share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2014.

The Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.01 per share, payable on November 20, 2015 to shareholders of record as of November 6, 2015.

"In the quarter we originated $79 million of new loans, achieved a net interest margin of 4.5% and held operating expenses in check," said Richard Wayne, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our Loan Acquisition and Servicing Group produced $34 million of new loans, residential loan sales in the secondary market were strong at $29 million, our SBA National division closed $11 million of new loans and we grew non-maturity deposits by $23 million. Asset quality remained strong, with non-performing assets at 1.4% of total assets."

At September 30, 2015, total assets were $858.2 million, an increase of $7.5 million, or 0.9%, compared to June 30, 2015. The principal components of the change in the balance sheet follow: 

1. The loan portfolio – excluding loans held for sale – grew by $13.7 million, or 2.2%, compared to June 30, 2015, principally on the strength of $13.0 million of net growth in commercial loans purchased or originated by the Bank's Loan Acquisition and Servicing Group ("LASG") and net growth of $4.1 million in commercial originations by the Bank's Community Banking Division. This net growth was offset by a $5.8 million decrease in the Bank's Community Banking Division residential and consumer loan portfolio.

Loans generated by the LASG totaled $34.4 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015. The growth in LASG loans consisted of $23.5 million of purchased loans, at an average price of 99.5%, and $10.9 million of originated loans. Small Business Administration ("SBA") loans closed during the quarter totaled $10.6 million, of which $7.3 million were funded and $5.5 million were sold in the secondary market. Residential and consumer loan production sold in the secondary market totaled $28.9 million for the quarter.

As previously discussed in the Company's SEC filings, the Company made certain commitments to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in connection with the merger of FHB Formation LLC with and into the Company in December 2010. The Company's loan purchase and commercial real estate loan availability under these conditions follow:

Basis for
Regulatory Condition
 Condition Availability at September 30, 2015
    (Dollars in millions)
Total Loans Purchased loans may not exceed 40% of total loans $  65.3
Regulatory Capital Non-owner occupied commercial real estate loans may not exceed 300% of total risk-based capital $  130.5
      

An overview of the Bank's LASG portfolio follows:

 LASG Portfolio 
 Three Months Ended September 30, 
 2015 2014 
    Purchased  Originated Secured Loans to 
 Broker-Dealers
 Total LASG PurchasedOriginatedSecured Loans to Broker-DealersTotal LASG 
 (Dollars in thousands) 
Loans purchased or originated during the period:                  
Unpaid principal balance$ 23,583 $ 10,941 $   -  $   34,524  $   16,117 $  16,358 $ 24,000 $  56,475  
Net investment basis   23,458    10,944   -    34,402     13,167   16,353   24,000   53,520  
                   
Loan returns during the period: 
Yield  12.07%  5.67%  0.50%  8.23%   12.76%  9.88%  0.42%  10.93% 
Total Return (1)  12.11%  5.67%  0.50%  8.26%   12.75%  10.53%  0.42%  11.05% 
 
                                 
Total loans as of period end:                         
Unpaid principal balance$ 249,229 $ 119,732 $ 60,000 $ 428,961  $244,910 $60,534

 $ 48,000 $ 353,444  
Net investment basis$ 214,199 $ 119,670 $ 60,005 $ 393,874  $205,928 $60,497

 $ 48,000 $ 314,425  
 
  
(1) The total return on purchased loans represents scheduled accretion, accelerated accretion, gains on asset sales, and other noninterest income recorded during the period divided by the average invested balance, on an annualized basis. 
 



2. Deposits increased by $18.7 million, or 2.8% for the quarter, attributable primarily to growth in non-maturity accounts, which increased by $23.0 million, or 7.0%, for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, offset by a decrease of $4.3 million in time deposits.

3. Stockholders' equity increased by $977 thousand for the quarter, due principally to earnings of $1.9 million, offset by $548 thousand in share repurchases (representing 52,500 shares), a decrease in accumulated other comprehensive income of $231 thousand and $95 thousand in dividends paid on common stock.

Net income increased by $220 thousand to $1.9 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, compared to $1.6 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2014.

1. Net interest and dividend income before provision for loan losses decreased by $230 thousand, or 2.4%, for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2014. The decrease is primarily due to lower interest income in the purchased loan portfolio, mainly due to a decline in yield to 12.1% in the current quarter from 12.8% earned in the quarter ended September 30, 2014.

The various components of transactional income are set forth in the table below entitled "Total Return on Purchased Loans." When compared to the three months ended September 30, 2014, transactional interest income increased by $183 thousand. The following table summarizes interest income and related yields recognized on the loan portfolios:

 Interest Income and Yield on Loans
 Three Months Ended September 30,
 2015 2014
 Average Interest   Average Interest  
 Balance Income Yield Balance Income Yield
                    
 (Dollars in thousands)
Community Banking Division$ 238,873 $   2,924  4.86% $ 241,165 $  3,062  5.04%
LASG:               
Originated  118,574     1,696  5.67%    52,430    1,306 9.88%(1)
Purchased  200,385     6,095  12.07%   202,856    6,522  12.76%
Secured Loans to Broker-Dealers 60,007  75  0.50%  29,905  32  0.42%
Total LASG  378,966     7,866  8.23%   285,191    7,860  10.93%
Total$ 617,839 $ 10,790  6.93% $ 526,356 $ 10,922  8.23%
 

(1) The yield for LASG originated loans included $335 thousand of loan fees in the quarter ended September 30, 2014, compared to $1 thousand of loan fees in the quarter ended September 30, 2015. The yield for LASG originated loans, excluding loan fees, was 7.35% in the quarter ended September 30, 2014.

As noted earlier, the yield on purchased loans for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 decreased to 12.1% from 12.8% in the quarter ended September 30, 2014. The portfolio's base yield, represented by regularly scheduled interest and accretion, declined to 7.7% from 8.8%, and was offset in part by the effect of increased transactional interest income, which grew to $2.2 million from $2.0 million in the quarter ended September 30, 2014. The following table details the total return on purchased loans:

 Total Return on Purchased Loans
 Three Months Ended September 30,
 2015 2014
 Income Return (1) Income Return (1)
                
 (Dollars in thousands)
Regularly scheduled interest and accretion$3,887  7.70% $   4,497   8.80%
Transactional income:         
Gain (loss) on loan sales -  0.00%   (4)  -0.01%
Gain on sale of real estate owned    22  0.04%   -   0.00%
Other noninterest income -  0.00%   -   0.00%
Accelerated accretion and loan fees   2,208  4.37%     2,025   3.96%
Total transactional income   2,230  4.41%     2,021   3.95%
Total$  6,117  12.11% $   6,518   12.75%
 

(1) The total return on purchased loans represents scheduled accretion, accelerated accretion, gains on asset sales, and other noninterest income recorded during the period divided by the average invested balance, on an annualized basis.

2. Noninterest income increased by $551 thousand for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2014, principally due to an increase in gains realized on sale of portfolio loans. The recent quarter includes gains realized on sale of SBA loans of $675 thousand, compared to an $80 thousand gain on sale of commercial loans in the quarter ended September 30, 2014.

3. Noninterest expense increased by $100 thousand for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2014, principally due to the following:

  • An increase of $177 thousand in loan acquisition and collections expense related to the collections of two loans;
  • An increase of $122 thousand in professional fees related to IT consulting;
  • An increase of $88 thousand in occupancy and equipment expense, due to increases in rent and IT-related equipment expense; and
  • A decrease of $277 thousand in salaries and employee benefits, principally due to the current quarter benefit recognized upon the forfeiture of stock awards and a decrease in incentive compensation.  This decrease is partially offset by an increase in employee head count.

At September 30, 2015, nonperforming assets totaled $12.1 million, or 1.4% of total assets, as compared to $12.4 million, or 1.5% of total assets, at June 30, 2015.

At September 30, 2015, the Company's Tier 1 Leverage Ratio was 14.2%, a decrease from 14.5% at June 30, 2015, and the Total Capital Ratio was 20.0%, a decrease from 20.1% at June 30, 2015. The slight decreases in the ratios resulted primarily from balance sheet growth and the effect of purchases under the Company's share repurchase program in the quarter ended September 30, 2015.

Investor Call Information 
Richard Wayne, Chief Executive Officer of Northeast Bancorp, Claire Bean, Chief Operating Officer of Northeast Bancorp, and Brian Shaughnessy, Chief Financial Officer of Northeast Bancorp, will host a conference call to discuss first quarter earnings and business outlook at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. Investors can access the call by dialing 877.878.2762 and entering the following passcode: 64428342. The call will be available via live webcast, which can be viewed by accessing the Company's website at www.northeastbank.com and clicking on the About Us - Investor Relations section. To listen to the webcast, attendees are encouraged to visit the website at least fifteen minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software. Please note there will also be a slide presentation that will accompany the webcast. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available online for one year at www.northeastbank.com.

About Northeast Bancorp 
Northeast Bancorp (NASDAQ: NBN) is the holding company for Northeast Bank, a full-service bank headquartered in Lewiston, Maine. We offer traditional banking services through the Community Banking Division, which operates ten full-service branches that serve customers located in western, central, and southern Maine. From our Maine and Boston locations, we also lend throughout the New England area. Our Loan Acquisition and Servicing Group (LASG) purchases and originates commercial loans on a nationwide basis. In addition, our Small Business Lending division supports the needs of growing businesses nationally. ableBanking, a division of Northeast Bank, offers savings products to consumers online. Information regarding Northeast Bank can be found on its website at www.northeastbank.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures 
In addition to results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), this press release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures, including tangible common stockholders' equity, tangible book value per share, and net operating earnings. Northeast's management believes that the supplemental non-GAAP information is utilized by regulators and market analysts to evaluate a company's financial condition and therefore, such information is useful to investors. These disclosures should not be viewed as a substitute for financial results determined in accordance with GAAP, nor are they necessarily comparable to non-GAAP performance measures that may be presented by other companies. Because non-GAAP financial measures are not standardized, it may not be possible to compare these financial measures with other companies' non-GAAP financial measures having the same or similar names.

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and are intended to be covered by the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Although Northeast believes that these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable estimates and assumptions, they are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors. You should not place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements. You should exercise caution in interpreting and relying on forward-looking statements because they are subject to significant risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond the Company's control. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of, among other factors, changes in interest rates and real estate values; competitive pressures from other financial institutions; the effects of weakness in general economic conditions on a national basis or in the local markets in which the Company operates, including changes which adversely affect borrowers' ability to service and repay our loans; changes in loan defaults and charge-off rates; changes in the value of securities and other assets, adequacy of loan loss reserves, or deposit levels necessitating increased borrowing to fund loans and investments; changing government regulation; the risk that the Company may not be successful in the implementation of its business strategy; the risk that intangibles recorded in the Company's financial statements will become impaired; changes in assumptions used in making such forward-looking statements; and the other risks and uncertainties detailed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and updated by the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other filings submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission. These statements speak only as of the date of this release and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this communication or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

NBN-F

NORTHEAST BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)
 September 30, 2015 June 30, 2015
Assets     
Cash and due from banks$   2,979  $   2,789 
Short-term investments    83,234      87,061 
Total cash and cash equivalents    86,213      89,850 
Available-for-sale securities, at fair value    101,344      101,908 
      
Residential real estate loans held for sale  5,366    7,093 
SBA loans held for sale  2,170    1,942 
Total loans held for sale    7,536      9,035 
      
      
Loans     
Commercial real estate    363,600      348,676 
Residential real estate    128,264      132,669 
Commercial and industrial    126,734      123,133 
Consumer    7,244      7,659 
Total loans    625,842      612,137 
Less: Allowance for loan losses    2,065      1,926 
Loans, net    623,777      610,211 
      
      
Premises and equipment, net    8,460      8,253 
Real estate owned and other possessed collateral, net    1,279      1,651 
Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost    4,102      4,102 
Intangible assets, net    2,078      2,209 
Bank owned life insurance    15,387      15,276 
Other assets    8,073      8,223 
Total assets$   858,249  $   850,718 
      
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity     
Deposits     
Demand$   62,687  $   60,383 
Savings and interest checking    106,679      100,134 
Money market    182,690      168,527 
Time    341,422      345,715 
Total deposits    693,478      674,759 
      
Federal Home Loan Bank advances    30,159      30,188 
Wholesale repurchase agreements    -      10,037 
Short-term borrowings    2,479      2,349 
Junior subordinated debentures issued to affiliated trusts    8,674      8,626 
Capital lease obligation    1,312      1,368 
Other liabilities    8,443      10,664 
Total liabilities    744,545      737,991 
Commitments and contingencies  -    - 
      
      
Stockholders' equity     
Preferred stock, $1.00 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized; no shares    
issued and outstanding at September 30, 2015 and June 30, 2015  -    - 
Voting common stock, $1.00 par value, 25,000,000 shares authorized;     
8,569,612 and 8,575,144 shares issued and outstanding at    
September 30, 2015 and June 30, 2015, respectively    8,570       8,575 
Non-voting common stock, $1.00 par value, 3,000,000 shares authorized;     
1,022,717 and 1,012,739 shares issued and outstanding at
September 30, 2015 and June 30, 2015, respectively
     1,023     1,013 
Additional paid-in capital    84,937      85,506 
Retained earnings    20,693      18,921 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (1,519)      (1,288)
Total stockholders' equity    113,704      112,727 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$   858,249  $   850,718 
 



 NORTHEAST BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY
 CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
 (Unaudited)
 (Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)
  Three Months Ended September 30,  
  2015 2014  
 Interest and dividend income:       
 Interest and fees on loans$ 10,790  $ 10,922   
 Interest on available-for-sale securities  228    244   
 Other interest and dividend income  95    66   
 Total interest and dividend income  11,113    11,232   
         
 Interest expense:       
 Deposits  1,365    1,130   
 Federal Home Loan Bank advances  260    323   
 Wholesale repurchase agreements  67    73   
 Short-term borrowings  9    9   
 Junior subordinated debentures issued to affiliated trusts  154    206   
 Obligation under capital lease agreements  17    20   
 Total interest expense  1,872    1,761   
 Net interest and dividend income before provision for loan losses  9,241    9,471   
 Provision for loan losses  169    320   
 Net interest and dividend income after provision for loan losses  9,072    9,151   
         
 Noninterest income:       
 Fees for other services to customers  408    394   
 Gain on sales of residential loans held for sale  560      584     
 Gain on sales of portfolio loans  675    80   
 Loss recognized on real estate owned and other repossessed collateral, net  (59)      (23)  
 Bank-owned life insurance income  112    109   
 Other noninterest income  9    10   
 Total noninterest income  1,705    1,154   
         
 Noninterest expense:       
 Salaries and employee benefits  4,256    4,533   
 Occupancy and equipment expense  1,290    1,202   
 Professional fees  430    308   
 Data processing fees  349    345   
 Marketing expense  70    69   
 Loan acquisition and collection expense  451    274   
 FDIC insurance premiums  114    124   
 Intangible asset amortization  131    166   
 Other noninterest expense  719    689   
 Total noninterest expense  7,810    7,710   
         
 Income before income tax expense  2,967    2,595   
 Income tax expense  1,100    948   
 Net income$ 1,867  $ 1,647   
         
         
 Weighted average shares outstanding during the period:       
 Basic  9,562,812    10,180,038   
 Diluted  9,562,812    10,180,038   
         
 Earnings per common share:       
 Basic $ 0.20  $ 0.16  
 Diluted 0.20  0.16  
         
 Cash dividends declared per common share$0.01 $0.01  
         



NORTHEAST BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED AVERAGE BALANCE SHEETS AND ANNUALIZED YIELDS
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
 Three Months Ended September 30,
 2015 2014
   Interest Average   Interest Average
 Average Income/ Yield/ Average Income/ Yield/
 Balance Expense Rate Balance Expense Rate
Assets:               
Interest-earning assets:               
Investment securities (1)$   102,241 $  228  0.88% $   112,250 $  244  0.86%
Loans (2) (3)    617,839   10,790  6.93%     526,356     10,922  8.23%
Regulatory stock    4,102    34  3.29%     4,102    15  1.45%
Short-term investments (4)    99,649    61  0.24%     82,762    51  0.24%
Total interest-earning assets    823,831   11,113  5.35%     725,470     11,232  6.14%
Cash and due from banks    3,026          2,712     
Other non-interest earning assets    36,420          34,736     
Total assets$   863,277      $   762,918     
                
Liabilities & Stockholders' Equity:               
Interest-bearing liabilities:               
NOW accounts$   69,619 $  46  0.26% $   63,608 $  41  0.26%
Money market accounts    170,566    353  0.82%     86,294    110  0.51%
Savings accounts    36,360    12  0.13%     34,361    11  0.13%
Time deposits    350,867    954  1.08%     340,368    968  1.13%
Total interest-bearing deposits    627,412     1,365  0.86%     524,631    1,130  0.85%
Short-term borrowings    1,950    9  1.83%     3,320    9  1.08%
Borrowed funds    39,324    344  3.47%     52,979    416  3.12%
Junior subordinated debentures    8,650    154  7.06%     8,461    206  9.66%
Total interest-bearing liabilities    677,336     1,872  1.10%     589,391     1,761  1.19%
                
Non-interest bearing liabilities:               
Demand deposits and escrow accounts    64,008          53,245     
Other liabilities    8,763          7,891     
Total liabilities    750,107          650,527     
Stockholders' equity    113,170          112,391     
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$   863,277      $   762,918     
                
Net interest income   $   9,241      $9,471  
                
Interest rate spread       4.25%        4.95%
Net interest margin (5)       4.45%        5.18%
                
(1)  Interest income and yield are stated on a fully tax-equivalent basis using a 34% tax rate.
(2)  Includes loans held for sale.
(3)  Nonaccrual loans are included in the computation of average, but unpaid interest has not been included for purposes of determining interest income.
(4)  Short term investments include FHLB overnight deposits and other interest-bearing deposits.
(5)  Net interest margin is calculated as net interest income divided by total interest-earning assets.
 



NORTHEAST BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY
SELECTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS AND OTHER DATA
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)
 Three Months Ended:
 September 30, 2015  June 30, 2015 March 31, 2015 December 31, 2014 September 30, 2014
Net interest income$   9,241   $   9,350  $   9,120  $   9,426  $   9,471 
Provision for loan losses   169      240     44     113     320 
Noninterest income    1,705       3,067      1,554      1,370      1,154 
Noninterest expense    7,810       8,827      7,885      8,210     7,710 
Net income    1,867       2,165      1,752      1,580     1,647 
          
Weighted average common shares outstanding:         
Basic 9,562,812    9,773,228   9,833,033   10,132,349   10,180,038 
Diluted 9,562,812    9,773,228   9,833,033   10,132,349   10,180,038 
Earnings per common share:         
Basic$  0.20   $  0.22  $  0.18  $  0.16  $   0.16 
Diluted   0.20      0.22     0.18     0.16     0.16 
Dividends per common share    0.01       0.01      0.01      0.01     0.01 
          
Return on average assets 0.86%  1.04%  0.88%  0.78%  0.85%
Return on average equity 6.55%  7.72%  6.38%  5.54%  5.80%
Net interest rate spread (1) 4.25%  4.51%  4.58%  4.65%  4.95%
Net interest margin (2) 4.45%  4.70%  4.79%  4.87%  5.18%
Efficiency ratio (3) 71.35%  71.09%  73.87%  76.05%  72.56%
Noninterest expense to average total assets 3.59%  4.22%  3.96%  4.05%  4.02%
Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities 121.63%  120.90%  121.89%  122.32%  123.09%
          
 As of:
 September 30, 2015  June 30, 2015 March 31, 2015 December 31, 2014 September 30, 2014
Nonperforming loans:         
Originated portfolio:         
Residential real estate$   3,165   $   3,021  $   3,163  $   2,706  $  2,110 
Commercial real estate    529       994      1,201      1,166      716 
Home equity   20      11     11     11     28 
Commercial and industrial 2    2     -     -      - 
Consumer   153      190     225     237      145 
Total originated portfolio    3,869       4,218      4,600      4,120      2,999 
Total purchased portfolio    6,939       6,532      5,850      8,129      4,287 
Total nonperforming loans    10,808       10,750      10,450      12,249      7,286 
Real estate owned and other possessed collateral, net   1,279      1,651     3,694     2,058      2,115 
Total nonperforming assets$  12,087   $  12,401  $  14,144  $  14,307  $   9,401 
          
Past due loans to total loans 1.35%  1.08%  2.57%  2.64%  1.40%
Nonperforming loans to total loans 1.73%  1.76%  1.80%  2.13%  1.34%
Nonperforming assets to total assets 1.41%  1.46%  1.70%  1.77%  1.20%
Allowance for loan losses to total loans 0.33%  0.31%  0.30%  0.29%  0.28%
Allowance for loan losses to nonperforming loans 19.11%  17.92%  16.66%  13.58%  21.12%
          
Commercial real estate loans to risk-based capital (4) 196.62%  188.49%  173.17%  190.05%  167.57%
Net loans to core deposits (5) 91.04%  91.85%  89.04%  91.79%  92.80%
Purchased loans to total loans, including held for sale 33.82%  32.61%  33.53%  37.97%  37.38%
Equity to total assets 13.25%  13.25%  13.51%  13.69%  14.48%
Common equity tier 1 capital ratio 19.69%  19.82%  20.90%  -   - 
Total capital ratio (6) 20.03%  20.14%  21.21%  21.44%  22.97%
Tier 1 leverage capital ratio 14.23%  14.49%  14.96%  14.81%  15.89%
          
Total stockholders' equity$   113,704   $   112,727  $   112,487  $   110,923  $   113,242 
Less: Preferred stock   -     -     -     -     - 
Common stockholders' equity    113,704       112,727      112,487      110,923     113,242 
Less: Intangible assets   (3,388)    (3,312)    (2,338)    (2,467)     (2,632)
Tangible common stockholders' equity (non-GAAP)$   110,316   $   109,415  $   110,149  $   108,456  $  110,610 
          
Common shares outstanding 9,592,329   9,587,883   9,819,609   9,846,387   10,248,034 
Book value per common share$11.85   $11.76  $11.46  $11.27  $11.05 
Tangible book value per share (non-GAAP) (7) 11.50    11.41   11.22   11.01   10.79 
          
 Reconciliation of Net Income (GAAP) to Net Operating Earnings (non-GAAP)
 Three Months Ended:
 September 30, 2015 June 30, 2015 March 31, 2015 December 31, 2014 September 30, 2014
Net income (GAAP)$  1,867   $  2,165  $  1,752  $  1,580  $   1,647 
Items excluded from operating earnings, net of tax:         
Severance expense    -      -      8      36      52 
Net operating earnings (non-GAAP)$   1,867   $   2,165  $   1,760  $   1,616  $   1,699 
Net operating earnings per share - basic (non-GAAP)$   0.20   $   0.22  $   0.18  $   0.16  $   0.17 
          
(1) The net interest rate spread represents the difference between the weighted-average yield on interest-earning assets and the weighted-average cost of interest-bearing liabilities for the period.
(2) The net interest margin represents net interest income as a percent of average interest-earning assets for the period.
(3) The efficiency ratio represents non-interest expense divided by the sum of net interest income (before the loan loss provision) plus non-interest income.
(4) For purposes of calculating this ratio, commercial real estate includes all non-owner occupied commercial real estate loans defined as such by regulatory guidance, including all land development and construction loans.
(5) Core deposits include all non-maturity deposits and maturity deposits less than $250 thousand. Loans include loans held-for-sale.

(6) The Company's adoption of Basel III went into effect as of March 31, 2015. The previous period ratios are the "Total Risk-Based Capital Ratio."
(7) Tangible book value per share represents total stockholders' equity less the sum of preferred stock and intangible assets divided by common shares outstanding.
 

 

For More Information: Claire S. Bean, COO Northeast Bank, 500 Canal Street, Lewiston, ME 04240 207.786.3245 ext. 3202 www.northeastbank.com

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