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Idaho Independent Bank Announces 2015 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, Feb. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jack W. Gustavel, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Idaho Independent Bank ("IIB" or the "Bank") (OTCBB:IIBK), announced IIB's unaudited, consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2015. 

"I am pleased to report good growth and stronger earnings for 2015," Mr. Gustavel said. "Loan and deposit growth combined with increased noninterest income, emphasis on controlling noninterest expense, and better asset quality contributed to the improvement." 

Net income for the fourth quarter of 2015 was $2.7 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, compared to $3.8 million, or $0.46 per diluted share, for the same period a year ago.  Net income for the fourth quarter of 2014 included a one-time gain of $1.3 million on the sale of other real estate owned.  Pre-tax net income for the full year ended December 31, 2015, was $3.5 million compared to $2.8 million for 2014, an increase of $0.7 million, or 25.0%.  Net income after tax through December 31, 2015, was $5.2 million, or $0.63 per diluted share, compared to $5.0 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, for 2014.  The income tax expense during each year included reversal of the Bank's deferred tax valuation allowance ("tax valuation allowance") sufficient to offset income tax expense plus a credit of $2.2 million in 2014 and $1.8 million in 2015.  As of December 31, 2015, IIB was carrying a tax valuation allowance of approximately $1.1 million that may be used to reduce future tax expense. 

At December 31, 2015, the Bank's total assets were $556.0 million, an increase of $25.6 million, or 4.8%, when compared to December 31, 2014.  Deposits and repurchase agreements increased $25.7 million, or 5.7%, to $477.9 million; while total loans, including loans held-for-sale, increased $26.2 million, or 9.8%, to $292.2 million over the same timeframe.  At December 31, 2015, the allowance for loan and lease losses totaled $6.1 million, or 2.1% of total loans, excluding loans held-for-sale.  Nonperforming assets were less than 0.2% of total assets at December 31, 2015.

As of December 31, 2015, the Bank's Stockholders' Equity to Average Total Assets Ratio was 11.4%, and its capital ratios exceeded the regulatory thresholds required to be considered "Well-Capitalized."  During 2015, the Bank purchased 93,778 shares of its common stock at a total cost of $770,000.  As of December 31, 2015, IIB could repurchase up to $1.4 million worth of additional shares under its previously announced stock buyback plan.   

IIB filed its Consolidated Report of Condition and Income for the quarter ended December 31, 2015, ("Call Report") with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on January 29, 2016.  It will be available on the Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council website at http://cdr.ffiec.gov/Public/

About IIB

IIB was established in 1993 as an Idaho state-chartered, commercial bank and currently operates three branches in Boise, as well as branches in Meridian, Coeur d'Alene, Nampa, Mountain Home, Hayden, Caldwell, Star, and Sun Valley/Ketchum, Idaho.  IIB has approximately 200 employees throughout the State of Idaho.  To learn more about IIB, visit us online at www.theidahobank.com.

Statements contained herein concerning future performance, developments or events, expectations for earnings, growth and market forecasts, and similar statements that are not historical facts are intended to be "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and as such, are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that might cause actual results to differ materially from expectations or our stated objectives. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, include, but are not limited to, declines in regional and general economic conditions; changes in interest rates, deposit flows, demand for loans, real estate values, competition, or loan delinquency rates; changes in accounting principles, practices, policies, or guidelines; changes in legislation or regulations; changes in the regulatory environment; changes in monetary policy of the Federal Reserve Bank; changes in fiscal policy of the Federal government and the State of Idaho; changes in other economic, competitive, governmental, regulatory and technological factors affecting operations, pricing, products, and services; material unforeseen changes in the liquidity, results of operations, or financial condition of the Bank's customers .  Accordingly, these factors should be considered in evaluating forward-looking statements, and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements. The Bank undertakes no responsibility to update or revise any forward-looking statements.



Idaho Independent Bank       
Financial Highlights (unaudited)       
(dollars in thousands, except share data)       
        
 Three Months Ended Year Ended
CONDENSED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONSDecember 31, December 31,
  2015   2014   2015   2014 
Net interest income$4,427  $3,851  $17,203  $15,245 
Provision for loan losses -   -   -   4 
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 4,427   3,851   17,203   15,241 
Noninterest income 1,627   1,445   6,184   5,611 
Noninterest expense 5,100   3,659   19,899   18,045 
Net income before taxes 954   1,637   3,488   2,807 
Income tax expense (benefit) (1,750)  (2,200)  (1,750)  (2,200)
Net income$2,704  $3,837  $5,238  $5,007 
        
Earnings per share:       
Basic$0.33  $0.47  $0.64  $0.61 
Diluted$0.33  $0.46  $0.63  $0.61 
        
SELECTED BALANCE SHEET ACCOUNTSDecember 31, December 31,    
  2015   2014     
Loans held for sale$5,477  $3,904     
Loans receivable 286,695   262,138     
Gross loans 292,172   266,042     
Allowance for loan losses 6,114   6,447     
Total assets 556,016   530,358     
Deposits 459,971   437,628     
Customer repurchase agreements 17,922   14,593     
Total deposits and repurchase agreements 477,893   452,221     
Stockholders' equity 63,927   59,493     
        
PER SHARE DATA       
Common shares outstanding 8,114,758   8,189,108     
Book value per share$7.88  $7.26     
        
CAPITAL RATIOS       
Tier 1 capital (to average assets) 10.90%  10.78%    
Common Equity Tier 1 capital (to risk-weighted assets) 16.04%  N.A.     
Tier 1 capital (to risk-weighted assets) 16.04%  14.92%    
Total risk-based capital (to risk-weighted assets) 17.30%  16.18%    
        
 Three Months Ended Year Ended
PERFORMANCE RATIOS (annualized)December 31, December 31,
  2015   2014   2015   2014 
Return on average assets 1.90%  2.96%  0.95%  1.03%
Return on average equity 17.27%  27.05%  8.58%  9.04%
Efficiency ratio 84.24%  69.09%  85.09%  86.52%
Net interest margin 3.37%  3.23%  3.37%  3.43%

 

CONTACT: Jack W. Gustavel IDAHO INDEPENDENT BANK 1260 W. Riverstone Drive Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814 (208) 292-1902
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