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Blue Hills Bancorp, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual Earnings

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NORWOOD, Mass., Jan. 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Blue Hills Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company" or "Blue Hills Bancorp") (NASDAQ:BHBK), the parent of Blue Hills Bank (the "Bank"), today announced net income of $3,998,000, or $0.17 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to net income of $1,630,000, or $0.07 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2016 and net income of $2,412,000, or $0.09 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2015.  For the year ended December 31, 2016, net income was $8,653,000, or $0.35 per diluted share compared to net income of $7,227,000, or $0.28 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2015.

The Company also announced an increase to its quarterly dividend to $0.05 from $0.03 per share, payable on or about February 22, 2017, to the stockholders of record as of the close of business on February 8, 2017.

2016 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Loans grew 25% to $1.9 billion at December 31, 2016 from the end of 2015 as the Company continued to execute on its balance sheet diversification strategy through an expansion of the residential mortgage, commercial real estate and commercial business loan portfolios.
  • The Company continued to expand its mortgage banking capabilities, including opening new Massachusetts offices in Franklin, Cambridge, and Winchester during 2016.  In addition, new offices will be opened in Concord and Hingham during the first quarter of 2017.  Mortgage banking income grew to $2.5 million in 2016 from $282,000 in 2015 as mortgage originations totaled $539 million in 2016; approximately double the amount of originations in 2015.  In 2016, 98% of mortgage originations were in-house compared to 87% in 2015.
  • Commercial loan originations (real estate and non-real estate combined) were $359 million in 2016, up $28 million, or 8%, from $331 million in 2015.  The commercial banking business added an asset-based lending team during the year which contributed to the loan growth.  In addition, during the fourth quarter the Company upgraded to a new cash management system for commercial customers and conversion of customers to the new platform should be completed in the first quarter of 2017.
  • The Company opened a new branch in the Seaport District of Boston in October, and by the end of 2016 the branch had taken in $30 million of deposits. The previous two branches opened by the Company also continued to have success in 2016.  At the end of 2016, the Milton Branch, which was opened in the fourth quarter of 2014, had $59 million in deposits, while the Westwood branch, which was opened in the fourth quarter of 2015, had $91 million in deposits.  The Brookline branch will close in the first quarter of 2017 as the Company focuses its resources on growing market share and deepening customer relationships at its other locations. Overall, total deposits increased 26% during 2016 while customer deposits were up 18%.
  • A new Business Banking team was added to expand the Company's small business customer base, including capitalizing on the attractive location of the new Seaport branch.
  • The Government Banking division added to the growth in deposits during the course of the year, as municipal deposits more than doubled during 2016 to $104 million at December 31, 2016.
  • The Company grew its quarterly dividend from $0.02 per share to $0.05 per share, an increase of 150%.
  • In late February, the Company announced the completion of its first stock repurchase program and at the same time a second program was announced.  The second program was completed in October and a third program began upon completion of the second program. As of December 31, 2016, a total of 2,637,640 shares have been repurchased under these programs at an average price of $14.20 per share for a total cost of $37.4 million.
  • In October, the Company relocated to a new headquarters building at 500 River Ridge in Norwood to accommodate the additional space needed due to the Company's expansion over the past few years. 
  • The Company and its foundations made donations in excess of $1 million in each of the last three years to various non-profits reflecting the Company's active involvement in the communities it serves. Most of the donations were made through the Blue Hills Bank charitable foundations which support non-profits in the fields of education and the arts, health and human services, affordable housing, financial literacy, and community services.

Commenting on the Company's results, William Parent, President and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Hills Bancorp, said, "We continued to make significant progress in 2016 in what was a very competitive environment.  Through the efforts of our talented and dedicated employees, all three of our key businesses, retail banking, commercial banking and mortgage banking turned in strong performances, enabling the Company to drive bottom line improvement for our shareholders while continuing to make the necessary investments in our businesses and infrastructure that will allow for future growth.  We also continued to return capital to our shareholders through our share repurchase program and increasing quarterly cash dividends.  We look forward to 2017 with great anticipation as we continue to transform Blue Hills Bank into one of New England's premier diversified full-service community banks."

BALANCE SHEET
Compared to September 30, 2016, total assets grew $156 million, or 7%, to $2.5 billion at December 31, 2016.  The increase was driven by loan growth as total loans increased $172 million, or 10%, to $1.9 billion at December 31, 2016.  By category, residential mortgage loans grew $108 million, or 15%, commercial business loans increased $37 million, or 22%, and commercial real estate loans were up $26 million, or 4%.

Compared to December 31, 2015, total assets increased $355 million, or 17%. Loans also drove the growth in total assets in this comparison, increasing $391 million, or 25%. By category, the increase was driven by residential mortgages, which were up $252 million, or 42%, commercial real estate loans, which were up $127 million, or 23%, and commercial business loans, which were up $23 million, or 13%.  Residential mortgage loan originations were $176 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, up 147% from the fourth quarter of 2015, as the expanded origination team continued to grow the business and gain market share. In the fourth quarter of 2016, commercial loans (real estate and non-real estate combined) totaling $93 million were added to the balance sheet compared to $82 million in the third quarter of 2016 and $149 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.  The growth in loans was partially offset by a decline in securities available for sale, which were $205 million at December 31, 2016, down 12% from $232 million at December 31, 2015.  The decline reflects lower levels of corporate and municipal bonds, mortgage backed securities and mutual funds.

Compared to September 30, 2016, deposits grew $127 million, or 8%, to $1.8 billion at December 31, 2016.  The increase from the third quarter of 2016 was primarily driven by a $77 million increase in brokered certificates of deposit and a $55 million increase in money market accounts.  Growth in deposits from the end of the third quarter was mitigated by a seasonal decline of $28 million at the Nantucket branches. Compared to December 31, 2015, deposits grew $375 million, or 26%, and included growth in all customer segments (consumer, small business, commercial and municipal).  By category, the most significant increases were seen in money market deposits, which were up $205 million, brokered certificates of deposit, which were up $111 million, and NOW and demand deposits, which were up $43 million.  A $59 million decline in short-term borrowings was mostly offset by a $50 million increase in long-term borrowings.

Stockholders' equity was $387 million at December 31, 2016 compared to $390 million at September 30, 2016 and $399 million at December 31, 2015. The decline in stockholders' equity from both prior periods reflects share repurchases, as well as the payment of common stock dividends, partially offset by earnings. The decline from September 30, 2016 was also impacted by a higher level of unrealized losses on available-for-sale securities reflecting a rise in interest rates during the fourth quarter.

During the fourth quarter of 2016, the Company repurchased 190,500 shares of stock at an average price of $14.80 for a total cost of $2.8 million.  This brings total repurchases over the six quarters ending December 31, 2016 to 2,637,640 shares at an average price of $14.20 for a total cost of $37.4 million. At December 31, 2016, the Company had repurchased 7% of the 1,345,087 shares authorized under its third share repurchase program, which was announced in September 2016.

NET INTEREST AND DIVIDEND INCOME
Net interest and dividend income was $16.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, up $1.5 million, or 10%, from $14.5 million in the third quarter of 2016 and up $1.4 million, or 9%, from $14.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.  Net interest margin improved to 2.81% in the fourth quarter of 2016 from 2.67% in the third quarter of 2016, but was down from 3.03% in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Net interest and dividend income on a fully taxable equivalent basis (referred to herein as "net interest and dividend income (FTE)", a Non-GAAP measure) was $16.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, up $1.4 million, or 10%, from $14.6 million for the third quarter of 2016 and up $1.3 million, or 9%, from $14.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.  Net interest margin on a fully taxable equivalent basis (referred to herein as "net interest margin (FTE)", a Non-GAAP measure) improved to 2.82% for the fourth quarter of 2016 from 2.68% for the third quarter of 2016, but was down from 3.04% in the fourth quarter of 2015.

The table shown below provides a reconciliation of reported to adjusted net interest and dividend income and margin for the last five quarters (referred to herein as "Adjusted net interest and dividend income (FTE)" and "Adjusted net interest margin (FTE)", which are Non-GAAP measures).  Commentary which follows the table will focus on changes in Adjusted net interest and dividend income and Adjusted net interest margin.

(Unaudited, dollars in thousands)   December 31, 2016 September 30, 2016 June 30, 2016 March 31, 2016 December 31, 2015
Net Interest and Dividend Income            
Reported net interest and dividend income   $ 15,950   $ 14,495   $ 13,316   $ 13,201   $ 14,572  
FTE adjustment   78   65   77   87   87  
Reported net interest and dividend income (FTE)   16,028   14,560   13,393   13,288   14,659  
Mutual fund dividends (2)   (844 ) (96 )   (21 ) (2,066 )
Purchase accounting accretion (2)   (137 ) (115 ) (133 ) (127 ) (303 )
Accelerated bond amortization/(accretion) on note redemptions     (193 ) 203      
Adjusted net interest and dividend income (FTE) (1)   $ 15,047   $ 14,156   $ 13,463   $ 13,140   $ 12,290  
             
Net Interest Margin            
Reported net interest margin   2.81 % 2.67 % 2.56 % 2.61 % 3.03 %
FTE adjustment   0.01   0.01   0.02   0.01   0.01  
Reported net interest margin (FTE)   2.82   2.68   2.58   2.62   3.04  
Mutual fund dividends (2)   (0.10 ) 0.03   0.05   0.06   (0.36 )
Purchase accounting accretion (2)   (0.03 ) (0.02 ) (0.03 ) (0.03 ) (0.07 )
Accelerated bond amortization/(accretion) on note redemptions     (0.04 ) 0.04      
Adjusted net interest margin (FTE) (1)   2.69 % 2.65 % 2.64 % 2.65 % 2.61 %
             
(1) Management believes that it is a standard practice in the banking industry to present net interest margin and net interest income on a fully taxable equivalent basis (FTE), using a federal statutory tax rate of 35% (a statutory tax rate of 34% was used prior to the fourth quarter of 2016). Therefore, management believes, these measures provide useful information to investors by allowing them to make peer comparisons.
 
(2) Note: In calculating the net interest margin impact of mutual fund dividends and purchase accounting accretion, average earning assets were adjusted to remove the average balances associated with each item. In quarters where mutual fund dividend income is low, the removal of the dividend and its related average balance has a positive impact on the adjusted net interest margin.  Management believes this adjusted net interest margin is useful because of the volatility or non-recurring nature of certain items from quarter to quarter.
 

Adjusted net interest and dividend income on a fully tax equivalent basis increased $891,000, or 6%, to $15.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to the third quarter of 2016 while adjusted net interest margin improved to 2.69% in the fourth quarter from 2.65% in the third quarter. The increase was mainly driven by a $100 million, or 6%, increase in average loans due primarily to higher levels of residential mortgages.  There were smaller increases in the average balances of commercial real estate and commercial business loans. The improvement in net interest income also reflects higher floating rate loan yields as the market anticipated the interest rate increase announced by the Federal Reserve Bank in mid-December.  The Company maintains an asset sensitive interest rate risk position.

Compared to the fourth quarter of 2015, adjusted net interest and dividend income on a fully taxable equivalent basis increased $2.8 million, or 22%, while adjusted net interest margin improved by eight basis points to 2.69%.  As was the case in the comparison with the third quarter of 2016, the growth in adjusted net interest and dividend income was mainly due to a higher level of average loans which were up $374 million, or 26%, from the fourth quarter of last year driven mainly by increases in residential mortgages, commercial real estate loans, and construction loans.  Net interest margin benefited from rate hikes announced by the Federal Reserve in both December 2015 and December 2016.

NONINTEREST INCOME
Noninterest income was $3.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, down $325,000, or 8%, from $4.1 million in the third quarter of 2016.  This was mainly due to mortgage banking revenue, which declined $826,000, or 66%, to $436,000 in the fourth quarter from $1.3 million in the third quarter.  This decline mainly reflects a lower volume of loan sales in the fourth quarter.  In addition, securities gains declined $264,000, or 47%, to $298,000 in the fourth quarter, and the third quarter included $297,000 of bank-owned life insurance death benefit gains compared to none in the fourth quarter. Loan level derivative fee income also declined $130,000, or 17%, to $640,000 in the fourth quarter.  Revenue in this category can be volatile since it is a function of the amount of commercial loans that customers opt to convert from floating to fixed rate via interest rate swaps in any given quarter. 

The declines in noninterest income from the third quarter as discussed above were partially offset by $1.2 million improvement in miscellaneous income to $1.4 million in the fourth quarter.  As has been the case in most quarters, miscellaneous income is impacted by the portfolio of commercial loan customer back-to-back interest rate swap contracts where customers opt to convert their loans from floating to fixed rate via interest rate swaps. While fee income from these contracts is recorded to loan level derivative fee income, GAAP requires that the Company must mark these contracts to fair value over the life of each swap and these valuation marks are reflected in miscellaneous income. The Company records positive credit valuation marks in quarters when rates increase and negative marks in quarters when rates declined.  Rates increased in both the fourth and third quarters but the magnitude of the rate increases was higher in the fourth quarter resulting in positive adjustments to credit marks. While these interest rate marks create quarterly volatility in operating results, barring unforeseen credit-related circumstances there is no net impact to earnings over the life of each contract.

Compared to the fourth quarter of 2015, noninterest income increased $1.5 million, or 64%. The increase was primarily due to higher miscellaneous income which was impacted by the Company recording higher positive credit marks on commercial loan customer interest rate swap contracts in 2016. In addition, mortgage banking revenue and securities gains increased and these improvements were partially offset by a decline in loan level derivative fee income.

NONINTEREST EXPENSE
Noninterest expense was $13.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, up $275,000, or 2%, from the third quarter.  By category, the most significant increase was in occupancy and equipment expense which grew $484,000, or 27%, from the third quarter mainly due to the opening of the new Seaport branch in October.  In addition, advertising expense, which is seasonal, increased $182,000, or 37%.  Partially offsetting these increases was a $362,000, or 5%, decline in salaries and benefits expense. This was mainly due to the absence of a $359,000 one-time adjustment to mortgage commissions that was recorded in the third quarter to appropriately match the deferral and accrual of the mortgage-related commissions.

Compared to the fourth quarter of 2015, noninterest expense increased $1.6 million, or 13%.  Franchise growth was the major factor causing the increase in expenses from the prior year period and this can mainly be seen in the salaries and benefits as well as the occupancy and equipment expense categories.  The new Seaport branch as well as the opening of new loan and mortgage production offices, contributed to the growth in both salaries and benefits expense and occupancy and equipment expense, and the onboarding of new asset-based lending and municipal banking businesses also contributed to the growth in salaries and benefits expense.  Other factors driving the increase in salaries and benefits expense were the absence of a fourth quarter 2015 downward adjustment made to non-equity related incentive compensation expense, higher net mortgage commissions due to an increase in originations, and merit increases.

ASSET QUALITY
The provision for loan losses, which in all quarters reflects management's assessment of risks inherent in the loan portfolio, was $927,000 in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to $2.9 million in the third quarter of 2016 and $1.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2015. The decline in the provision from the third quarter was mainly due to the absence of a $2.7 million provision recorded in the third quarter on loans to one commercial customer.  This was partially offset by the impact to the provision of higher loan growth.  Loan growth and loan mix impact the level of provision needed each quarter and an increase in loan growth to 10% in the fourth quarter from 4% in the third quarter resulted in a higher provision.  The allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total loans was 0.97% at December 31, 2016 compared to 1.01% at September 30, 2016 and 1.11% at December 31, 2015. The comparison of the provision with both prior quarters and the decline in the allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total loans were impacted by the migration of historical loss rates from national FDIC data to the Company's own loan loss experience during 2016.

The Company had net loan recoveries of $93,000 in the fourth quarter of 2016 ($101,000 of recoveries related to the previously discussed problem loans to one commercial customer) compared to net loan charge-offs of $3.2 million in the third quarter of 2016 ($3.3 million of which related to the previously discussed problem loans to one commercial customer).  Net recoveries were $71,000 in the fourth quarter of 2015.  

Nonperforming assets were $9.0 million at December 31, 2016 compared to $7.8 million at September 30, 2016 and $10.7 million at December 31, 2015.  The increase from September 30, 2016 was due, in part to a higher level of home equity nonaccrual loans.  The decline from the end of 2015 reflects a drop in commercial real estate loans on nonaccrual, partially offset by increases in home equity and residential mortgage nonaccrual loans. Nonperforming assets as a percentage of total assets were 0.36% at December 31, 2016, 0.34% at September 30, 2016, and 0.51% at December 31, 2015.

ABOUT BLUE HILLS BANCORP
Blue Hills Bancorp, Inc., with corporate headquarters in Norwood, MA, had assets of $2.5 billion at December 31, 2016 and operates 12 branch offices in Boston, Brookline, Dedham, Hyde Park, Milton, Nantucket, Norwood, West Roxbury, and Westwood, Massachusetts. Blue Hills Bank is a full service, community bank with its main office in Hyde Park, Massachusetts. The Bank's three branches in Nantucket, Massachusetts operate under the name, Nantucket Bank, a division of Blue Hills Bank. The Bank provides consumer, commercial and municipal deposit and loan products in Eastern Massachusetts through a growing branch network, loan production offices and eCommerce channels. The Bank offers commercial business and commercial real estate loans in addition to cash management services and commercial deposit accounts. The Bank also serves consumers through a full suite of consumer banking products including checking accounts, mortgage loans, equity lines of credit and traditional savings and certificate of deposit accounts. The Bank has invested substantially in online technology including online account opening and funding, online mortgage applications, online banking, mobile banking, bill pay and mobile deposits. Blue Hills Bank has been serving area residents for over 140 years. For more information about Blue Hills Bank, visit www.bluehillsbank.com.

CAUTIONARY NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This press release, as well as other written communications made from time to time by the Company and its subsidiaries and oral communications made from time to time by authorized officers of the Company, may contain statements relating to the future results of the Company (including certain projections and business trends) that are considered "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the PSLRA). Such forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of such words as "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "should," "planned," "estimated," "intend" and "potential." For these statements, the Company claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the PSLRA.

The Company cautions you that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated in any forward-looking statement. Such factors include, but are not limited to: our ability to implement successfully our business strategy, which includes significant asset and liability growth; changes that could adversely affect the business in which the Company and the Bank are engaged; prevailing economic and geopolitical conditions; changes in interest rates, loan demand, real estate values and competition; changes in accounting principles, policies, and guidelines; changes in any applicable law, rule, regulation or practice with respect to tax or legal issues; and other economic, competitive, governmental, regulatory and technological factors affecting the Company's operations, pricing, products and services.  For additional information on some of the risks and important factors that could affect the Company's future results and financial condition, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this release, and, except as may be required by applicable law or regulation, the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements.

Media and Investor Contact:
William Parent, 617-360-6520

Blue Hills Bancorp, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
           
(Unaudited, dollars in thousands)         % Change
    December 31, 2016   September 30, 2016   December 31, 2015   December 31, 2016
vs.
September 30, 2016
  December 31, 2016
vs.
December 31, 2015
Assets                              
Cash and due from banks   $ 14,752   $ 15,490   $ 10,932   (4.8 )%   34.9 %
Short term investments   15,744   21,512   22,366   (26.8 )%   (29.6 )%
Total cash and cash equivalents   30,496   37,002   33,298   (17.6 )%   (8.4 )%
Securities available for sale, at fair value   204,836   210,273   231,690   (2.6 )%   (11.6 )%
Securities held to maturity, at amortized cost   201,027   197,863   200,141   1.6 %   0.4 %
Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost   13,352   13,505   13,567   (1.1 )%   (1.6 )%
Loans held for sale   2,761   2,134   12,877   29.4 %   (78.6 )%
Loans:                              
1-4 family residential   854,478   746,366   602,138   14.5 %   41.9 %
Home equity   79,132   80,604   77,633   (1.8 )%   1.9 %
Commercial real estate   686,522   660,458   559,609   3.9 %   22.7 %
Construction   75,950   71,281   79,386   6.6 %   (4.3 )%
  Total real estate loans   1,696,082   1,558,709   1,318,766   8.8 %   28.6 %
Commercial business   205,832   169,076   182,536   21.7 %   12.8 %
Consumer   29,707   31,435   39,075   (5.5 )%   (24.0 )%
Total loans   1,931,621   1,759,220   1,540,377   9.8 %   25.4 %
Allowance for loan losses   (18,750 ) (17,730 ) (17,102 ) 5.8 %   9.6 %
Loans, net   1,912,871   1,741,490   1,523,275   9.8 %   25.6 %
Premises and equipment, net   22,034   21,362   20,015   3.1 %   10.1 %
Accrued interest receivable   6,057   5,388   5,344   12.4 %   13.3 %
Goodwill and core deposit intangible   10,560   10,831   11,785   (2.5 )%   (10.4 )%
Net deferred tax asset   10,146   8,780   10,665   15.6 %   (4.9 )%
Bank-owned life insurance   32,015   31,743   31,626   0.9 %   1.2 %
Other assets   23,537   33,295   20,060   (29.3 )%   17.3 %
Total assets   $ 2,469,692   $ 2,313,666   $ 2,114,343   6.7 %   16.8 %
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity                  
Deposits:                  
NOW and demand   $ 331,508   $ 337,225   $ 288,143   (1.7 )%   15.0 %
Regular savings   262,984   270,067   287,344   (2.6 )%   (8.5 )%
Money market   573,204   518,360   368,050   10.6 %   55.7 %
Certificates of deposit   340,114   339,064   311,978   0.3 %   9.0 %
Brokered money market   53,357   46,235   41,807   15.4 %   27.6 %
Brokered certificates of deposit   247,520   170,506   136,527   45.2 %   81.3 %
  Total deposits   1,808,687   1,681,457   1,433,849   7.6 %   26.1 %
Short-term borrowings   146,000   103,700   205,000   40.8 %   (28.8 )%
Long-term debt   105,000   105,000   55,000   %   90.9 %
Other liabilities   23,098   33,820   21,665   (31.7 )%   6.6 %
Total liabilities   2,082,785   1,923,977   1,715,514   8.3 %   21.4 %
Common stock   259   261   276   (0.8 )%   (6.2 )%
Additional paid-in capital   249,317   251,341   269,078   (0.8 )%   (7.3 )%
Unearned compensation- ESOP   (20,496 ) (20,686 ) (21,255 ) (0.9 )%   (3.6 )%
Retained earnings   161,896   158,620   155,918   2.1 %   3.8 %
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)   (4,069 ) 153   (5,188 ) (2,759.5 )%   (21.6 )%
Total stockholders' equity   386,907   389,689   398,829   (0.7 )%   (3.0 )%
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 2,469,692   $ 2,313,666   $ 2,114,343   6.7 %   16.8 %
                               


Blue Hills Bancorp, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheet Trend
             
(Unaudited, dollars in thousands)   December 31, 2016   September 30, 2016   June 30, 2016   March 31, 2016   December 31, 2015  
Assets                                
Cash and due from banks   $ 14,752   $ 15,490   $ 13,710   $ 13,852   $ 10,932  
Short term investments   15,744   21,512   29,485   18,157   22,366  
Total cash and cash equivalents   30,496   37,002   43,195   32,009   33,298  
Securities available for sale, at fair value   204,836   210,273   204,973   237,669   231,690  
Securities held to maturity, at amortized cost   201,027   197,863   196,454   196,578   200,141  
Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost   13,352   13,505   12,833   16,137   13,567  
Loans held for sale   2,761   2,134   6,097   3,926   12,877  
Loans:            
1-4 family residential   854,478   746,366   675,952   621,801   602,138  
Home equity   79,132   80,604   81,649   80,571   77,633  
Commercial real estate   686,522   660,458   608,669   586,151   559,609  
Construction   75,950   71,281   107,049   92,481   79,386  
  Total real estate loans   1,696,082   1,558,709   1,473,319   1,381,004   1,318,766  
Commercial business   205,832   169,076   178,112   168,976   182,536  
Consumer   29,707   31,435   33,707   36,977   39,075  
Total loans   1,931,621   1,759,220   1,685,138   1,586,957   1,540,377  
Allowance for loan losses   (18,750 ) (17,730 ) (18,079 ) (16,985 ) (17,102 )
Loans, net   1,912,871   1,741,490   1,667,059   1,569,972   1,523,275  
Premises and equipment, net   22,034   21,362   20,136   20,099   20,015  
Accrued interest receivable   6,057   5,388   5,640   5,588   5,344  
Goodwill and core deposit intangible   10,560   10,831   11,125   11,443   11,785  
Net deferred tax asset   10,146   8,780   8,958   8,774   10,665  
Bank-owned life insurance   32,015   31,743   31,558   31,883   31,626  
Other assets   23,537   33,295   32,733   28,150   20,060  
Total assets   $ 2,469,692   $ 2,313,666   $ 2,240,761   $ 2,162,228   $ 2,114,343  
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity            
Deposits:            
NOW and demand   $ 331,508   $ 337,225   $ 298,178   $ 285,391   $ 288,143  
Regular savings   262,984   270,067   274,866   283,586   287,344  
Money market   573,204   518,360   506,251   408,591   368,050  
Certificates of deposit   340,114   339,064   339,415   329,012   311,978  
Brokered money market   53,357   46,235   45,231   46,673   41,807  
Brokered certificates of deposit   247,520   170,506   136,965   131,352   136,527  
  Total deposits   1,808,687   1,681,457   1,600,906   1,484,605   1,433,849  
Short-term borrowings   146,000   103,700   130,000   170,000   205,000  
Long-term debt   105,000   105,000   85,000   85,000   55,000  
Other liabilities   23,098   33,820   32,903   29,067   21,665  
Total liabilities   2,082,785   1,923,977   1,848,809   1,768,672   1,715,514  
Common stock   259   261   265   269   276  
Additional paid-in capital   249,317   251,341   255,781   260,041   269,078  
Unearned compensation- ESOP   (20,496 ) (20,686 ) (20,876 ) (21,065 ) (21,255 )
Retained earnings   161,896   158,620   157,714   157,090   155,918  
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)   (4,069 ) 153   (932 ) (2,779 ) (5,188 )
Total stockholders' equity   386,907   389,689   391,952   393,556   398,829  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 2,469,692   $ 2,313,666   $ 2,240,761   $ 2,162,228   $ 2,114,343  
                                 

 

Blue Hills Bancorp, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Net Income - Quarters
       
       
(Unaudited, dollars in thousands, except share data)   Quarters Ended % Change
    December 31, 2016   September 30, 2016   December 31, 2015   December 31, 2016
vs.
September 30, 2016
  December 31, 2016
vs.
December 31, 2015
Interest and fees on loans   $ 16,099   $ 15,113   $ 12,647   6.5 %   27.3 %
Interest on securities   2,325   2,238   2,228   3.9 %   4.4 %
Dividends   990   312   2,183   217.3 %   (54.6 )%
Other   20   22   13   (9.1 )%   53.8 %
  Total interest and dividend income   19,434   17,685   17,071   9.9 %   13.8 %
Interest on deposits   2,980   2,732   2,093   9.1 %   42.4 %
Interest on borrowings   504   458   406   10.0 %   24.1 %
  Total interest expense   3,484   3,190   2,499   9.2 %   39.4 %
Net interest and dividend income   15,950   14,495   14,572   10.0 %   9.5 %
Provision for loan losses   927   2,872   1,949   (67.7 )%   (52.4 )%
Net interest and dividend income, after provision for loan losses   15,023   11,623   12,623   29.3 %   19.0 %
Deposit account fees   356   347   327   2.6 %   8.9 %
Interchange and ATM fees   388   418   378   (7.2 )%   2.6 %
Mortgage banking   436   1,262   46   (65.5 )%   847.8 %
Loan level derivative fee income   640   770   833   (16.9 )%   (23.2 )%
Realized securities gains, net   298   562   145   (47.0 )%   105.5 %
Bank-owned life insurance income   272   262   268   3.8 %   1.5 %
Bank-owned life insurance death benefit gains     297     NM     NM  
Miscellaneous   1,417   214   327   562.1 %   333.3 %
  Total noninterest income   3,807   4,132   2,324   (7.9 )%   63.8 %
Salaries and employee benefits   7,234   7,596   5,849   (4.8 )%   23.7 %
Occupancy and equipment   2,291   1,807   1,688   26.8 %   35.7 %
Data processing   988   908   909   8.8 %   8.7 %
Professional fees   736   743   780   (0.9 )%   (5.6 )%
Advertising   677   495   776   36.8 %   (12.8 )%
FDIC deposit insurance   157   270   192   (41.9 )%   (18.2 )%
Directors' fees   377   344   315   9.6 %   19.7 %
Amortization of core deposit intangible   271   294   366   (7.8 )%   (26.0 )%
Other general and administrative   778   777   1,073   0.1 %   (27.5 )%
  Total noninterest expense   13,509   13,234   11,948   2.1 %   13.1 %
Income before income taxes   5,321   2,521   2,999   111.1 %   77.4 %
Provision for income taxes   1,323   891   587   48.5 %   125.4 %
Net income   $ 3,998   $ 1,630   $ 2,412   145.3 %   65.8 %
             
Earnings per common share:            
Basic   $ 0.17   $ 0.07   $ 0.09      
Diluted   $ 0.17   $ 0.07   $ 0.09      
Weighted average shares outstanding:            
Basic   23,919,483 24,129,512 25,500,755    
Diluted   24,032,613 24,307,540 25,554,961    
             


Blue Hills Bancorp, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Net Income-Year to Date
     
(Unaudited, dollars in thousands, except share data)   Year to Date
    December 31, 2016   December 31, 2015   % Change
Interest and fees on loans   $ 58,953   $ 45,342   30.0 %
Interest on securities   8,895   8,828   0.8 %
Dividends   1,596   4,068   (60.8 )%
Other   94   63   49.2 %
  Total interest and dividend income   69,538   58,301   19.3 %
Interest on deposits   10,488   7,527   39.3 %
Interest on borrowings   2,088   1,217   71.6 %
  Total interest expense   12,576   8,744   43.8 %
Net interest and dividend income   56,962   49,557   14.9 %
Provision for loan losses   4,885   4,090   19.4 %
Net interest and dividend income, after provision for loan losses   52,077   45,467   14.5 %
Deposit account fees   1,327   1,314   1.0 %
Interchange and ATM fees   1,546   1,511   2.3 %
Mortgage banking   2,473   282   777.0 %
Loan level derivative fee income   2,371   2,120   11.8 %
Realized securities gains, net   1,280   1,968   (35.0 )%
Bank-owned life insurance income   1,048   1,031   1.6 %
Bank-owned life insurance death benefit gains   506     NM  
Miscellaneous   1,576   453   247.9 %
  Total noninterest income   12,127   8,679   39.7 %
Salaries and employee benefits   28,853   22,570   27.8 %
Occupancy and equipment   7,370   6,267   17.6 %
Data processing   3,460   3,510   (1.4 )%
Professional fees   2,638   2,689   (1.9 )%
Advertising   2,423   2,458   (1.4 )%
FDIC deposit insurance   1,125   999   12.6 %
Directors' fees   1,458   644   126.4 %
Amortization of core deposit intangible   1,225   1,607   (23.8 )%
Other general and administrative   3,194   3,338   (4.3 )%
  Total noninterest expense   51,746   44,082   17.4 %
Income before income taxes   12,458   10,064   23.8 %
Provision for income taxes   3,805   2,837   34.1 %
Net income   $ 8,653   $ 7,227   19.7 %
         
Earnings per common share:        
Basic   $ 0.35   $ 0.28    
Diluted   $ 0.35   $ 0.28    
Weighted average shares outstanding:        
Basic   24,420,405 26,064,947  
Diluted   24,540,929 26,069,589  
         


Blue Hills Bancorp Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Net Income - Trend
    Quarters Ended
(Unaudited, dollars in thousands, except share data)   December 31,   September 30,   June 30,   March 31,     December 31,
    2016   2016   2016   2016     2015
Interest and fees on loans   $ 16,099   $ 15,113   $ 14,138   $ 13,603     $ 12,647  
Interest on securities   2,325   2,238   2,037   2,295     2,228  
Dividends   990   312   155   139     2,183  
Other   20   22   26   26     13  
  Total interest and dividend income   19,434   17,685   16,356   16,063     17,071  
Interest on deposits   2,980   2,732   2,484   2,292     2,093  
Interest on borrowings   504   458   556   570     406  
  Total interest expense   3,484   3,190   3,040   2,862     2,499  
Net interest and dividend income   15,950   14,495   13,316   13,201     14,572  
Provision (credit) for loan losses   927   2,872   1,113   (27 )   1,949  
Net interest and dividend income, after provision (credit) for loan losses   15,023   11,623   12,203   13,228     12,623  
Deposit account fees   356   347   307   317     327  
Interchange and ATM fees   388   418   393   347     378  
Mortgage banking   436   1,262   531   244     46  
Loan level derivative fee income   640   770   322   639     833  
Realized securities gains (losses), net   298   562   664   (244 )   145  
Bank-owned life insurance income   272   262   257   257     268  
Bank-owned life insurance death benefit gains     297   209        
Miscellaneous   1,417   214   128   (183 )   327  
  Total noninterest income   3,807   4,132   2,811   1,377     2,324  
Salaries and employee benefits   7,234   7,596   7,138   6,885     5,849  
Occupancy and equipment   2,291   1,807   1,653   1,619     1,688  
Data processing   988   908   803   761     909  
Professional fees   736   743   678   481     780  
Advertising   677   495   719   532     776  
FDIC deposit insurance   157   270   352   346     192  
Directors' fees   377   344   399   338     315  
Amortization of core deposit intangible   271   294   318   342     366  
Other general and administrative   778   777   875   764     1,073  
  Total noninterest expense   13,509   13,234   12,935   12,068     11,948  
Income before income taxes   5,321   2,521   2,079   2,537     2,999  
Provision for income taxes   1,323   891   721   870     587  
Net income   $ 3,998   $ 1,630   $ 1,358   $ 1,667     $ 2,412  
             
Earnings per common share:            
  Basic   $ 0.17   $ 0.07   $ 0.06   $ 0.07     $ 0.09  
  Diluted   $ 0.17   $ 0.07   $ 0.05   $ 0.07     $ 0.09  
Weighted average shares outstanding:            
  Basic   23,919,483   24,129,512     24,575,211     25,066,086       25,500,755  
  Diluted   24,032,613   24,307,540     24,699,794     25,132,441       25,554,961  
             


Blue Hills Bancorp Inc.
Average Balances/Yields
(Unaudited, dollars in thousands)   Quarters Ended
    December 31, 2016   September 30, 2016   December 31, 2015
    Average
balance
  Interest   Yield/
Cost
  Average
balance
  Interest     Yield/
Cost
  Average
balance
  Interest     Yield/
Cost
Interest-earning assets                                                            
Total loans (1)   $ 1,823,046   $ 16,161     3.53 %   $ 1,726,088   $ 15,166     3.50 %   $ 1,449,494   $ 12,700     3.48 %
Securities (1)   408,351   3,206     3.12     403,038   2,414     2.38     427,752   4,347     4.03  
Other interest earning assets and FHLB stock   29,235   145     1.97     31,236   170     2.17     33,222   111     1.33  
Total interest-earning assets   2,260,632   19,512     3.43 %   2,160,362   17,750     3.27 %   1,910,468   17,158     3.56 %
Non-interest-earning assets   104,188         106,589         91,732      
Total assets   $ 2,364,820         $ 2,266,951         $ 2,002,200      
                                                             
Interest-bearing liabilities                                                            
NOW   $ 144,520   $ 18     0.05 %   $ 140,273   $ 17     0.05 %   $ 134,162   $ 19     0.06 %
Regular savings   265,589   225     0.34     272,950   229     0.33     287,003   264     0.36  
Money market   597,891   1,319     0.88     560,098   1,173     0.83     397,998   729     0.73  
Certificates of deposit   526,433   1,418     1.07     471,040   1,313     1.11     396,552   1,081     1.08  
                                                 
Total interest-bearing deposits   1,534,433   2,980     0.77     1,444,361   2,732     0.75     1,215,715   2,093     0.68  
Borrowings   223,693   504     0.90     224,660   458     0.81     207,446   406     0.78  
                                                 
Total interest-bearing liabilities   1,758,126   3,484     0.79 %   1,669,021   3,190     0.76 %   1,423,161   2,499     0.70 %
Non-interest-bearing deposits   188,797                 171,317                 154,872              
                                                       
Other non-interest-bearing liabilities   29,861                 33,936                 21,878              
Total liabilities   1,976,784                 1,874,274                 1,599,911              
Stockholders' equity   388,036                 392,677                 402,289      
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 2,364,820                 $ 2,266,951                 $ 2,002,200      
                                                       
Net interest and dividend income (FTE)         16,028           14,560           14,659      
                                         
Less: FTE adjustment         (78 )         (65 )         (87 )    
Net interest and dividend income (GAAP)         $ 15,950           $ 14,495           $ 14,572      
                                         
Net interest rate spread (FTE)                 2.64 %       2.51 %       2.86 %
Net interest margin (FTE)                 2.82 %       2.68 %       3.04 %
Total deposit cost                 0.69 %       0.67 %       0.61 %
                                         
(1) Interest income on tax-exempt securities and loans was adjusted to a fully taxable-equivalent (FTE) basis using a federal statutory tax rate of 35%. A statutory tax rate of 34% was used prior to the fourth quarter of 2016.
 


Blue Hills Bancorp Inc.
Average Balances/Yields
(Unaudited, dollars in thousands)   Year to Date
    December 31, 2016   December 31, 2015
    Average
balance
  Interest     Yield/Cost   Average
balance
  Interest     Yield/Cost
Interest-earning assets                                        
Total loans (1)   $ 1,688,878   $ 59,174     3.50 %   $ 1,292,909   $ 45,544     3.52 %
Securities (1)   415,220   10,068     2.42     427,237   12,738     2.98  
Other interest earning assets and FHLB stock   33,427   603     1.80     40,115   360     0.90  
Total interest-earning assets   2,137,525   69,845     3.27 %   1,760,261   58,642     3.33 %
Non-interest-earning assets   102,868                 92,634              
Total assets   $ 2,240,393                 $ 1,852,895              
                                         
Interest-bearing liabilities                                        
NOW   $ 139,829   $ 67     0.05 %   $ 127,183   $ 62     0.05 %
Regular savings   275,347   938     0.34     294,004   1,144     0.39  
Money market   517,474   4,321     0.84     335,791   2,314     0.69  
Certificates of deposit   472,985   5,162     1.09     378,494   4,007     1.06  
Total interest-bearing deposits   1,405,635   10,488     0.75     1,135,472   7,527     0.66  
Borrowings   249,226   2,088     0.84     146,720   1,217     0.83  
Total interest-bearing liabilities   1,654,861   12,576     0.76 %   1,282,192   8,744     0.68 %
Non-interest-bearing deposits   163,403                 138,438              
Other non-interest-bearing liabilities   29,459                 20,993              
Total liabilities   1,847,723                 1,441,623              
Stockholders' equity   392,670                 411,272              
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 2,240,393                 $ 1,852,895              
                                         
Net interest and dividend income (FTE)         57,269                 49,898        
Less: FTE adjustment         (307 )               (341 )      
Net interest and dividend income (GAAP)         $ 56,962                 $ 49,557        
                                         
Net interest rate spread (FTE)                 2.51 %           2.65 %
Net interest margin (FTE)                 2.68 %           2.83 %
Total deposit cost                 0.67 %           0.59 %
                               
(1) Interest income on tax-exempt securities and loans was adjusted to a fully taxable-equivalent (FTE) basis using a federal statutory tax rate of 35%. A statutory tax rate of 34% was used for 2015.
 


Blue Hills Bancorp, Inc.
Average Balances - Trend
(Unaudited, dollars in thousands)   Quarters Ended
    December 31,   September 30,   June 30,   March 31,   December 31,  
    2016   2016   2016   2016   2015  
Interest-earning assets                                
Total loans   $ 1,823,046   $ 1,726,088   $ 1,635,256   $ 1,569,240   $ 1,449,494  
Securities   408,351   403,038   419,685   430,015   427,752  
Other interest earning assets and FHLB stock   29,235   31,236   36,584   36,723   33,222  
Total interest-earning assets   2,260,632   2,160,362   2,091,525   2,035,978   1,910,468  
Non-interest-earning assets   104,188   106,589   100,104   100,534   91,732  
Total assets   $ 2,364,820   $ 2,266,951   $ 2,191,629   $ 2,136,512   $ 2,002,200  
                                 
Interest-bearing liabilities                                
NOW   $ 144,520   $ 140,273   $ 139,100   $ 135,367   $ 134,162  
Regular savings   265,589   272,950   276,451   286,533   287,003  
Money market   597,891   560,098   479,564   430,989   397,998  
Certificates of deposit   526,433   471,040   458,328   435,574   396,552  
Total interest-bearing deposits   1,534,433   1,444,361   1,353,443   1,288,463   1,215,715  
Borrowings   223,693   224,660   271,242   277,857   207,446  
Total interest-bearing liabilities   1,758,126   1,669,021   1,624,685   1,566,320   1,423,161  
Non-interest-bearing deposits   188,797   171,317   145,171   147,961   154,872  
Other non-interest-bearing liabilities   29,861   33,936   27,513   26,471   21,878  
Total liabilities   1,976,784   1,874,274   1,797,369   1,740,752   1,599,911  
Stockholders' equity   388,036   392,677   394,260   395,760   402,289  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 2,364,820   $ 2,266,951   $ 2,191,629   $ 2,136,512   $ 2,002,200  
                                 


Blue Hills Bancorp, Inc.
Yield Trend
(Unaudited, dollars in thousands)   Quarters Ended
    December 31,   September 30,   June 30,   March 31,   December 31,
    2016   2016   2016   2016   2015
Interest-earning assets                              
Total loans (1)   3.53 %   3.50 %   3.49 %   3.50 %   3.48 %
Securities (1)   3.12 %   2.38 %   1.99 %   2.21 %   4.03 %
Other interest earning assets and FHLB stock   1.97 %   2.17 %   1.78 %   1.38 %   1.33 %
Total interest-earning assets   3.43 %   3.27 %   3.16 %   3.19 %   3.56 %
                               
Interest-bearing liabilities                              
NOW   0.05 %   0.05 %   0.05 %   0.05 %   0.06 %
Regular savings   0.34 %   0.33 %   0.34 %   0.35 %   0.36 %
Money market   0.88 %   0.83 %   0.82 %   0.79 %   0.73 %
Certificates of deposit   1.07 %   1.11 %   1.10 %   1.09 %   1.08 %
Total interest-bearing deposits   0.77 %   0.75 %   0.74 %   0.72 %   0.68 %
Borrowings   0.90 %   0.81 %   0.82 %   0.83 %   0.78 %
Total interest-bearing liabilities   0.79 %   0.76 %   0.75 %   0.73 %   0.70 %
                               
Net interest rate spread (FTE) (1)   2.64 %   2.51 %   2.41 %   2.46 %   2.86 %
Net interest margin (FTE) (1)   2.82 %   2.68 %   2.58 %   2.62 %   3.04 %
Total deposit cost   0.69 %   0.67 %   0.67 %   0.64 %   0.61 %
                               
(1) Interest income on tax-exempt securities and loans was adjusted to a fully taxable-equivalent (FTE) basis using a federal statutory tax rate of 35%. A statutory tax rate of 34% was used prior to the fourth quarter of 2016.
                               


Blue Hills Bancorp, Inc.
Selected Financial Highlights
(Unaudited, dollars in thousands, except share data)   Quarters Ended
    December 31,   September 30,   June 30,   March 31,   December 31,
    2016   2016   2016   2016   2015
Performance Ratios (annualized)                                        
                                         
Basic EPS   $ 0.17     $ 0.07     $ 0.06     $ 0.07     $ 0.09  
Diluted EPS   $ 0.17     $ 0.07     $ 0.05     $ 0.07     $ 0.09  
                                         
Return on average assets (ROAA)   0.67 %   0.29 %   0.25 %   0.31 %   0.48 %
                                         
Return on average equity (ROAE)   4.10 %   1.65 %   1.39 %   1.69 %   2.38 %
                                         
Return on average tangible common equity (ROATCE) (1) (3)   4.22 %   1.70 %   1.43 %   1.75 %   2.45 %
                                         
Efficiency ratio (2) (3)   68 %   71 %   80 %   83 %   70 %
                               
(1) Average tangible common equity equals average total equity less goodwill and intangibles.
 
(2) Efficiency ratio equals noninterest expense divided by net interest and dividend income and noninterest income.
 
(3) ROATCE, and the efficiency ratio are non-GAAP measures and may not be comparable to similar non-GAAP measures used by other companies. Management believes that these non-GAAP measures are meaningful because it is standard practice for companies in the banking industry to disclose these measures. Therefore, management believes these measures provide useful information to investors by allowing them to make peer comparisons.
 


Blue Hills Bancorp, Inc.
Selected Financial Highlights
(Unaudited, dollars in thousands, except share data)   Year to Date
    December 31, 2016   December 31, 2015
Performance Ratios (annualized)                
                 
Basic and diluted EPS   $ 0.35     $ 0.28  
                 
Return on average assets (ROAA)   0.39 %   0.39 %
                 
Return on average equity (ROAE)   2.20 %   1.76 %
                 
Return on average tangible common equity (ROATCE) (1) (3)   2.27 %   1.81 %
                 
Efficiency ratio (2)   75 %   76 %
                 
(1) Average tangible common equity equals average total equity less goodwill and intangibles.
 
(2) Efficiency ratio equals noninterest expense divided by net interest and dividend income and noninterest income.
 
(3) ROATCE, and the efficiency ratio are non-GAAP measures and may not be comparable to similar non-GAAP measures used by other companies. Management believes that these non-GAAP measures are meaningful because it is standard practice for companies in the banking industry to disclose these measures. Therefore, management believes these measures provide useful information to investors by allowing them to make peer comparisons.
 


Blue Hills Bancorp, Inc.
Selected Financial Highlights
(Unaudited, dollars in thousands, except share data)    At or for the Quarters Ended   At or for the Year Ended
    December 31,   September 30,   December 31,   December 31,   December 31,
    2016   2016   2015   2016   2015
Asset Quality                                        
Non-performing Assets   $ 8,982     $ 7,849     $ 10,744     $ 8,982     $ 10,744  
Non-performing Assets/Total Assets   0.36 %   0.34 %   0.51 %   0.36 %   0.51 %
Allowance for Loan Losses/Total Loans   0.97 %   1.01 %   1.11 %   0.97 %   1.11 %
Net Charge-offs (Recoveries)   $ (93 )   $ 3,221     $ (71 )   $ 3,237     $ (39 )
Annualized Net Charge-offs/Average Loans   (0.02 )%   0.74 %   (0.02 )%   0.19 %   %
Allowance for Loan Losses/ Nonperforming Loans   209 %   226 %   159 %   209 %   159 %
                                         
Capital/Other                                        
Common shares outstanding   26,759,953     26,996,942     28,492,732                  
Book value per share   $ 14.46     $ 14.43     $ 14.00                  
Tangible book value per share   $ 14.06     $ 14.03     $ 13.58                  
Tangible Common Equity/Tangible Assets (1) (2)   15.30 %   16.45 %   18.41 %                
Full-time Equivalent Employees   228     223     209                  
                                   
(1) Tangible common equity equals total equity less goodwill and intangibles, Tangible assets equals total assets less goodwill and intangibles.
 
(2) Tangible common equity/tangible assets is a non-GAAP measure and may not be comparable to similar non-GAAP measures used by other companies. Management believes that this non-GAAP measure is meaningful because it is standard practice for companies in the banking industry to disclose this measure. Therefore, management believes this measure provides useful information to investors by allowing them to make peer comparisons.
 

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