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Horizon Bancorp Announces Quarterly and Nine-Month Earnings

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MICHIGAN CITY, Ind., Oct. 25, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Horizon Bancorp ("Horizon") (NASDAQ:HBNC) today announced its unaudited financial results for the three-month and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2017.  All share data has been adjusted to reflect Horizon's three-for-two stock split effective November 14, 2016.

SUMMARY:

  • Net income for the third quarter of 2017 increased 23.8% to $8.2 million or $0.36 diluted earnings per share compared to $6.6 million or $0.30 diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of 2016.
  • Net income, excluding acquisition-related expenses, gain on sale of investment securities and purchase accounting adjustments ("core net income"), for the third quarter of 2017 increased 10.3% to $9.2 million or $0.41 diluted earnings per share compared to $8.4 million or $0.39 diluted earnings per share for the same period of 2016.
  • Net income for the first nine months of 2017 was $25.5 million or $1.13 diluted earnings per share compared to $18.3 million or $0.94 diluted earnings per share for the same period in 2016.
  • Core net income for the first nine months of 2017 increased 22.5% to $25.4 million or $1.13 diluted earnings per share compared to $20.7 million or $1.07 diluted earnings per share for the same period of 2016.
  • Return on average assets was 0.96% for the third quarter of 2017 compared to 0.80% for the same period in 2016.
  • Return on average assets, excluding acquisition-related expenses, gain on sale of investment securities and purchase accounting adjustments ("core return on average assets"), for the third quarter of 2017 was 1.09% compared to 1.02% for the same period of 2016.
  • Commercial loans, excluding acquired commercial loans, increased by an annualized rate of 12.8%, or $103.1 million, during the first nine months of 2017.
  • Consumer loans, excluding acquired consumer loans, increased by an annualized rate of 27.2%, or $81.2 million, during the first nine months of 2017.
  • Total loans, excluding acquired loans, increased by an annualized rate of 9.2%, or $147.7 million, during the first nine months of 2017.
  • Net interest income for the third quarter of 2017 increased $3.5 million, or 14.2%, compared to the same period in 2016.
  • Net interest margin was 3.71% for the third quarter of 2017 compared to 3.84% for the prior quarter and 3.37% for the third quarter of 2016. The improvement in net interest margin from the prior year was due to Horizon executing a strategy to reduce expensive funding costs in the fourth quarter of 2016, an increase in average interest-earning assets and an increase in loan yields.
  • Net interest margin, excluding the impact of purchase accounting adjustments ("core net interest margin"), was 3.63% for the third quarter of 2017 compared to 3.71% for the prior quarter and 3.31% for the same period in 2016.
  • Horizon's tangible book value per share rose to $12.38 at September 30, 2017, compared to $11.48 at December 31, 2016.
  • On September 1, 2017, Horizon closed the acquisition of Lafayette Community Bancorp ("Lafayette") and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lafayette Community Bank, headquartered in Lafayette, Indiana. The system integration of Lafayette was successfully completed on September 22, 2017.
  • On October 17, 2017, Horizon closed the acquisition of Wolverine Bancorp, Inc. ("Wolverine") and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Wolverine Bank, headquartered in Midland, Michigan. The system integration of Wolverine is scheduled for November 2017.

Craig Dwight, Chairman and CEO, commented: "During the third quarter of 2017, Horizon's balanced strategy of organic growth and well-executed acquisitions resulted in another solid quarter of earnings. Core net income for the third quarter of 2017 increased 10.3% to $9.2 million when compared to the same period of 2016, while core net income for the first nine months of 2017 increased 22.5% to $25.4 million. Also, during the third quarter of 2017, Horizon closed the acquisition of Lafayette Community Bancorp adding an experienced team of bankers to take advantage of future opportunities in the growth market of Lafayette, Indiana. We are extremely proud of the incredible work ethic of Horizon's employees who day in and day out give their best effort to move the Company forward."

Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Net Income and Diluted Earnings per Share
(Dollars in Thousands Except per Share Data)
         
  Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
  September 30 September 30
Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Net Income   2017     2016     2017     2016  
  (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Net income as reported $ 8,171   $ 6,602   $ 25,467   $ 18,309  
Merger expenses   2,013     2,953     2,213     5,472  
Tax effect   (516 )   (886 )   (586 )   (1,582 )
Net income excluding merger expenses   9,668     8,669     27,094     22,199  
         
Gain on sale of investment securities   (6 )   -     (38 )   (875 )
Tax effect   2     -     13     306  
Net income excluding gain on sale of investment securities   9,664     8,669     27,069     21,630  
         
Acquisition-related purchase accounting adjustments ("PAUs")   (661 )   (459 )   (2,616 )   (1,404 )
Tax effect   231     161     916     491  
Net income excluding PAUs $ 9,234   $ 8,371   $ 25,369   $ 20,717  
         
Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Diluted Earnings per Share        
Diluted earnings per share as reported $ 0.36   $ 0.30   $ 1.13   $ 0.94  
Merger expenses   0.09     0.14     0.10     0.28  
Tax effect   (0.02 )   (0.04 )   (0.02 )   (0.08 )
Diluted earnings per share excluding merger expenses   0.43     0.40     1.21     1.14  
         
Gain on sale of investment securities   (0.00 )   -     (0.00 )   (0.05 )
Tax effect   0.00     -     0.00     0.02  
Net income excluding gain on sale of investment securities   0.43     0.40     1.21     1.11  
         
Acquisition-related PAUs   (0.03 )   (0.02 )   (0.12 )   (0.07 )
Tax effect   0.01     0.01     0.04     0.03  
Diluted earnings per share excluding PAUs $ 0.41   $ 0.39   $ 1.13   $ 1.07  
         

Dwight continued, "Total loans, excluding acquired loans, loans held for sale and mortgage warehouse loans, increased $52.0 million during the third quarter of 2017 and $192.4 million during the first nine months of 2017 and was primarily due to increases in commercial and consumer loans. Our growth markets of Fort Wayne, Grand Rapids, Indianapolis and Kalamazoo, combined to produce total loan growth of $37.0 million during the third quarter of 2017 and $120.1 million during the first nine months of 2017. As a result of this growth, commercial loans increased at an annualized rate of 11.1% during the third quarter and 12.9% for the first nine months. Consumer loans have increased at an annualized rate of 26.4% during the third quarter and 20.4% for the first nine months of 2017. Horizon's addition of a seasoned consumer loan portfolio manager during the third quarter of 2016 and an increased focus on the management of direct consumer loans are the main drivers for the increase. Finally, loans acquired in our recent acquisition of Lafayette increased Horizon's total loans by $134.4 million during the third quarter of 2017."

Loan Growth by Type, Excluding Acquired Loans
Three Months Ended September 30, 2017
(Dollars in Thousands)
          Excluding Acquired Loans
             
  September 30 June 30 Amount Acquired Amount Percent
    2017   2017 Change Loans Change Change
  (Unaudited) (Unaudited)        
Commercial loans $ 1,273,790 $   1,143,761 $  130,029   $   (98,011 ) $   32,018   2.8 %
Residential mortgage loans   571,062     549,997     21,065       (30,997 )     (9,932 ) -1.8 %
Consumer loans   485,490     450,209     35,281       (5,345 )     29,936   6.6 %
Subtotal   2,330,342     2,143,967     186,375       (134,353 )     52,022   2.4 %
Held for sale loans   3,616     3,730     (114 )     -       (114 ) -3.1 %
Mortgage warehouse loans   95,483     123,757     (28,274 )     -       (28,274 ) -22.8 %
Total loans $ 2,429,441 $   2,271,454 $  157,987   $  (134,353 ) $   23,634   1.0 %
             
             
Loan Growth by Type, Excluding Acquired Loans
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2017
(Dollars in Thousands)
          Excluding Acquired Loans
             
  September 30 December 31 Amount Acquired Amount Percent
    2017   2016 Change Loans Change Change
  (Unaudited)          
Commercial loans $ 1,273,790 $   1,069,956 $  203,834   $  (100,753 ) $   103,081   9.6 %
Residential mortgage loans   571,062     531,874     39,188       (31,056 )     8,132   1.5 %
Consumer loans   485,490     398,429     87,061       (5,907 )     81,154   20.4 %
Subtotal   2,330,342      2,000,259     330,083       (137,716 )     192,367   9.6 %
Held for sale loans   3,616     8,087     (4,471 )     -       (4,471 ) -55.3 %
Mortgage warehouse loans   95,483     135,727     (40,244 )      -       (40,244 ) -29.7 %
Total loans $ 2,429,441 $   2,144,073 $  285,368   $  (137,716 ) $   147,652   6.9 %
             

Mr. Dwight stated, "Our core net interest margin for the third quarter of 2017 decreased to 3.63% compared to 3.71% for the second quarter of 2017, primarily due to a decrease in loan yields and an increase in interest-bearing liabilities. When comparing the third quarter of 2017 to the same period of 2016, our core net interest margin increased to 32 basis points. Horizon's core net interest margin for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 increased 29 basis points to 3.65% when compared to the same period in 2016."

Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Net Interest Margin
(Dollars in Thousands, Unaudited)
  Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
  September 30 June 30 September 30 September 30
Net Interest Margin As Reported   2017     2017     2016     2017     2016  
Net interest income $ 27,879   $ 27,198   $ 24,410   $ 80,645   $ 65,053  
Average interest-earning assets   3,078,611     2,943,627     2,957,944     2,940,659     2,591,566  
Net interest income as a percent of average interest-          
earning assets ("Net Interest Margin")   3.71%     3.84%     3.37%     3.77%     3.43%  
           
Impact of Acquisitions          
Interest income from acquisition-related          
purchase accounting adjustments $ (661 ) $ (939 ) $ (459 ) $ (2,616 ) $ (1,404 )
           
Excluding Impact of Prepayment Penalties and Acquisitions          
Net interest income $ 27,218   $ 26,259   $ 23,951   $ 78,029   $ 63,649  
Average interest-earning assets   3,078,611     2,943,627     2,957,944     2,940,659     2,591,566  
Core Net Interest Margin   3.63%     3.71%     3.31%     3.65%     3.36%  
                               

On September 1, 2017, Horizon closed the acquisition of Lafayette and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lafayette Community Bank, in a cash and stock merger. The four full-service locations of the former Lafayette Community Bank serve Tippecanoe County, Indiana. As of September 1, 2017, Lafayette had total assets of $171.4 million.

On October 17, 2017, Horizon closed the acquisition of Wolverine and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Wolverine Bank, in a cash and stock merger. The former Wolverine Bank locations serve Midland and Saginaw Counties, Michigan through three full-service locations and Troy, Michigan in Oakland County through one loan production office. As of June 30, 2017, Wolverine had total assets of $385.9 million.

Mr. Dwight concluded, "We are pleased to finalize the acquisitions of Lafayette and Wolverine over the last two months. Our systems integration of Lafayette was completed during the month of September and was another smooth integration. We believe the same will be true for our systems integration of Wolverine that we expect to complete in November. With the addition of the experienced and talented teams from Lafayette and Wolverine, we believe Horizon is positioned well to seize upon each markets growth opportunities."    

Income Statement Highlights

Net income for the third quarter of 2017 was $8.2 million or $0.36 diluted earnings per share compared to $9.1 million or $0.41 diluted earnings per share for the second quarter of 2017. The decrease in net income and diluted earnings per share from the previous quarter reflects increases in non-interest expense and provision for loan losses of $2.0 million and $380,000, respectively, offset by an increase in net interest income of $681,000 and a decrease in income tax expense of $1.0 million.

Net income for the third quarter of 2017 was $8.2 million or $0.36 diluted earnings per share compared to $6.6 million or $0.30 diluted earnings per share for the third quarter of 2016.  The increase in net income and diluted earnings per share from the same period of 2016 reflects an increase in net interest income of $3.5 million offset by a decrease in non-interest income of $1.3 million and increases in non-interest expense and provision for loan losses of $431,000 and $255,000, respectively.

Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 totaled $25.5 million or $1.13 diluted earnings per share compared to $18.3 million or $0.94 diluted earnings per share for the same period in 2016. The increase in net income and diluted earnings per share reflects an increase in net interest income of $15.6 million offset by a decrease in non-interest income of $2.2 million and increases in non-interest expense and income tax expense of $4.2 million and $1.9 million, respectively.

The increases in diluted earnings per share when comparing 2017 to 2016 was partially offset by an increase in dilutive shares outstanding as a result of the stock issued in the Kosciusko Financial, Inc. and LaPorte Bancorp, Inc. acquisitions in 2016 and the Lafayette acquisition in 2017. Core net income for the third quarter of 2017 was $9.2 million or $0.41 diluted earnings per share compared to $8.4 million or $0.39 diluted earnings per share for the same period of 2016. For the nine months ended September 30, 2017, core net income was $25.4 million or $1.13 diluted earnings per share compared to $20.7 million or $1.07 diluted earnings per share for the same period in 2016.

Horizon's net interest margin was 3.71% for the third quarter of 2017, down from 3.84% for the prior quarter and up from 3.37% for the same period of 2016.  The decrease in the net interest margin from the third quarter to the second quarter of 2017 was primarily due to 12 basis point decrease in loan yields as a higher amount of swap fee income was recorded during the second quarter. The increase in the net interest margin compared to the same period of 2016 was due to an increase in loan yields of 13 basis points and a decrease in the cost of borrowings of 15 basis points. Excluding acquisition-related purchase accounting adjustments, the margin would have been 3.63% for the third quarter of 2017 compared to 3.71% for the second quarter of 2017 and 3.31% for the same period of 2016. Interest income from acquisition-related purchase accounting adjustments was $661,000, $939,000 and $459,000, for the three months ended September 30, 2017, June 30, 2017 and September 30, 2016, respectively.

Horizon's net interest margin for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 was 3.77% compared to 3.43% for the same period in 2016. The increase in the net interest margin was primarily due to an increase in loan yields of 13 basis points which was offset by a decrease in the yield earned on non-taxable securities of 24 basis points. Also, the cost of interest-bearing liabilities decreased 12 basis points primarily due to a decrease in the cost of borrowings of 21 basis points. Excluding acquisition-related purchase accounting adjustments, the margin would have been 3.65% for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 compared to 3.36% for the same period in 2016. Interest income from acquisition-related purchase accounting adjustments was $2.6 million and $1.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

Total non-interest income decreased during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 when compared to the same periods in 2016 by $1.3 million and $2.2 million, respectively, primarily due to a decrease in gains on sale of mortgage loans. Horizon continues to experience a decrease in sold mortgage loan volume compared to 2016. Partially offsetting the decrease in gains on sale of mortgage loans was the continued growth in service charges on deposit accounts, interchange fees and fiduciary activities.

Horizon's income tax expense decreased $1.0 million from the second quarter of 2017 when compared to the third quarter of 2017 due to a decrease in income before income tax of $1.9 million, a decrease in state tax liability as a result of state net operating loss carryforwards obtained through recent acquisitions and tax benefits related to the exercise of stock options during the quarter. Horizon's effective tax rate for the third quarter of 2017 decreased to 23.5% compared to 28.0% for the second quarter of 2017.

Lending Activity

Total loans increased $285.4 million from $2.144 billion as of December 31, 2016 to $2.429 billion as of September 30, 2017 as commercial loans increased by $203.8 million, residential mortgage loans increased by $39.2 million and consumer loans increased by $87.1 million offset by a decrease in mortgage warehouse loans of $40.2 million. Total loans, excluding acquired loans, mortgage warehouse loans and loans held for sale, increased by an annualized rate of 12.8%, or $192.4 million, during the nine months ended September 30, 2017.

Loan balances in the growth markets of Fort Wayne, Grand Rapids, Indianapolis and Kalamazoo totaled $517.2 million as of September 30, 2017. Combined, these markets contributed $120.1 million, or 30.3%, in loan growth during the nine months ended September 30, 2017.

Residential mortgage lending activity for the three months ended September 30, 2017 generated $2.1 million in income from the gain on sale of mortgage loans, a decrease of $147,000 from the previous quarter and a decrease of $1.8 million from the same period in 2016. Residential mortgage lending activity for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 generated $6.2 million in income from the gain on sale of mortgage loans, a decrease of $2.8 million from the same period in 2016. Total origination volume for the third quarter of 2017, including loans placed into portfolio, totaled $95.1 million, representing a decrease of 13.8% from the previous quarter and a decrease of 26.3% from the same period in 2016. Total origination volume for the nine months ended September 30, 2017, including loans placed into portfolio, totaled $271.4 million, a decrease of 20.5% compared to the same period in 2016. The decrease in mortgage loan origination volume was primarily due to a decrease in mortgage loan refinance activity when comparing 2017 to 2016. Purchase money mortgage originations during the third quarter of 2017 represented 80.2% of total originations compared to 78.4% of originations during the previous quarter and 66.5% during the third quarter of 2016. Purchase money mortgage originations for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 represented 76.9% of originations compared to 70.8% for the same period in 2016.

The provision for loan losses totaled $710,000 for the third quarter of 2017 compared to $330,000 for the second quarter of 2017 and $455,000 for the third quarter of 2016. The increase in the provision for loan losses in the third quarter of 2017 was due to the increase in gross loans when compared to the same period in 2016. The provision for loan losses totaled $1.4 million and $1.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively. The increase in the provision for loan losses was due to additional allocations to loans originated in new markets and an increase in allocation for agricultural economic factors.

The ratio of the allowance for loan losses to total loans decreased to 0.61% as of September 30, 2017 from 0.69% as of December 31, 2016 due to an increase in gross loans.  The ratio of the allowance for loan losses to total loans, excluding loans with credit-related purchase accounting adjustments, was 0.77% as of September 30, 2017 compared to 0.91% as of December 31, 2016.  Loan loss reserves and credit-related loan discounts on acquired loans as a percentage of total loans was 1.18% as of September 30, 2017 compared to 1.39% as of December 31, 2016.

Non- GAAP Allowance for Loan and Lease Loss Detail
As of September 30, 2017
(Dollars in Thousands, Unaudited)
                   
  Horizon                
  Legacy Heartland Summit Peoples Kosciusko LaPorte CNB Lafayette Total
Pre-discount loan balance $ 1,903,322   $ 12,861   $ 44,649   $ 123,332   $ 64,450   $ 158,099   $ 7,694   $ 125,981   $ 2,440,388  
                   
Allowance for loan losses (ALLL)   15,515     71     -     -     -     -     -     -     15,586  
Loan discount   N/A     846     2,365     2,944     810     4,036     206     3,356     14,563  
ALLL+loan discount   15,515     917     2,365     2,944     810     4,036     206     3,356     30,149  
                   
Loans, net $ 1,887,807   $ 11,944   $ 42,284   $ 120,388   $ 63,640   $ 154,063   $ 7,488   $ 122,625   $ 2,410,239  
                   
ALLL/ pre-discount loan balance   0.82%     0.55%     0.00%     0.00%     0.00%     0.00%     0.00%     0.00%     0.64%  
Loan discount/ pre-discount loan balance   N/A     6.58%     5.30%     2.39%     1.26%     2.55%     2.68%     2.66%     0.60%  
ALLL+loan discount/ pre-discount loan balance   0.82%     7.13%     5.30%     2.39%     1.26%     2.55%     2.68%     2.66%     1.24%  
                                                       

Non-performing loans to total loans increased 3 basis points to 0.53% at September 30, 2017 from 0.50% at December 31, 2016.  Non-performing loans totaled $12.9 million as of September 30, 2017, an increase of $2.2 million from $10.7 million as of December 31, 2016.  Compared to December 31, 2016, non-performing commercial loans increased by $1.4 million, non-performing real estate loans increased by $523,000 and non-performing consumer loans increased $227,000. 

Expense Management

Total non-interest expense was $431,000 higher in the third quarter of 2017 compared to the same period of 2016.  Excluding merger-related expenses of $2.0 million and $3.0 million recorded during the three months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively, total non-interest expense increased $1.4 million, or 6.5%. The increase was primarily due to an increase in salaries and employee benefits of $701,000, net occupancy expenses of $226,000, and other expenses of $274,000 reflecting overall company growth, market expansion and recent acquisitions. Outside services and consultant expense decreased by $182,000 due to a lower amount of merger-related expenses incurred for the third quarter of 2017 when compared to the same period of 2016. FDIC insurance expense decreased $195,000 in the third quarter of 2017 when compared to the same period of 2016 as the assessment rate schedule was reduced effective for assessment payments due in the fourth quarter of 2016 and 2017. Loan expense decreased $267,000 in the third quarter of 2017 when compared to the same prior year period of 2016 primarily due to a decrease in loan collection expenses.

Total non-interest expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 increased $4.2 million, or 6.6%, when compared to the same period in 2016. Excluding merger-related expenses of $2.2 million and $5.5 million recorded during the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively, total non-interest expense increased $7.5 million, or 12.7%. The increase was primarily due to increases in salaries and employee benefits of $4.5 million, net occupancy expenses of $1.0 million, data processing expenses of $456,000 and other expenses of $957,000 reflecting overall company growth, market expansion and recent acquisitions. Outside services and consultant expense and professional fee expense decreased $992,000 and $393,000, respectively, for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 when compared to the same period of 2016 primarily due to a lower amount of merger-related expenses being incurred in 2017. FDIC insurance expense decreased $503,000 during the first nine months of 2017 when compared to the same period in 2016 due to the reduced assessment rate schedule. Other losses decreased $324,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 when compared to the same 2016 period due to lower debit card fraud-related expenses. Loan expense was $514,000 lower for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 when compared to the same period of 2016 primarily due to a decrease in loan collection expenses.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Certain information set forth in this press release refers to financial measures determined by methods other than in accordance with GAAP.  Specifically, we have included non-GAAP financial measures of the net interest margin and the allowance for loan and lease losses excluding the impact of acquisition-related purchase accounting adjustments, total loans and loan growth, and net income and diluted earnings per share excluding the impact of one-time costs related to acquisitions, acquisition-related purchase accounting adjustments and other events that are considered to be non-recurring.  Horizon believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are helpful to investors and provide a greater understanding of our business without giving effect to the purchase accounting impacts and one-time costs of acquisitions and non-core items, although these measures are not necessarily comparable to similar measures that may be presented by other companies and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the related GAAP measure.  See the tables and other information contained elsewhere in this press release for reconciliations of the non-GAAP figures identified herein and their most comparable GAAP measures.

Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Tangible Stockholders' Equity and Tangible Book Value per Share
(Dollars in Thousands Except per Share Data)
           
  September 30 June 30 March 31 December 31 September 30
    2017   2017   2017   2016   2016
  (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Total stockholders' equity $ 392,212 $ 357,259 $ 348,575 $ 340,855 $ 345,736
Less: Intangible assets   103,419   86,726   87,094   86,307   83,891
Total tangible stockholders' equity $ 288,793 $ 270,533 $ 261,481 $ 254,548 $ 261,845
           
Common shares outstanding   23,325,459   22,176,465   22,176,465   22,171,596   22,143,228
           
Tangible book value per common share $ 12.38 $ 12.20 $ 11.79 $ 11.48 $ 11.83
           


Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Return on Average Assets
(Dollars in Thousands)
  Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
  September 30 September 30
Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Net Income   2017     2016     2017     2016  
  (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Average Assets $ 3,383,662   $ 3,273,618   $ 3,247,300   $ 2,856,473  
         
Net income as reported   8,171     6,602     25,467     18,309  
Merger expenses   2,013     2,953     2,213     5,472  
Tax effect   (516 )   (886 )   (586 )   (1,582 )
Net income excluding merger expenses   9,668     8,669     27,094     22,199  
         
Gain on sale of investment securities   (6 )   -     (38 )   (875 )
Tax effect   2     -     13     306  
Net income excluding gain on sale of investment securities   9,664     8,669     27,069     21,630  
         
Acquisition-related purchase accounting adjustments ("PAUs")   (661 )   (459 )   (2,616 )   (1,404 )
Tax effect   231     161     916     491  
Net income excluding PAUs $ 9,234   $ 8,371   $ 25,369   $ 20,717  
         
Non-GAAP Reconciliation Return on Average Assets        
Return on average assets as reported   0.96 %   0.80 %   1.05 %   0.86 %
Merger expenses   0.24 %   0.37 %   0.09 %   0.25 %
Tax effect   -0.06 %   -0.11 %   -0.03 %   -0.07 %
Return on average assets excluding merger expenses   1.14 %   1.06 %   1.11 %   1.04 %
         
Gain on sale of investment securities   0.00 %   0.00 %   0.00 %   -0.04 %
Tax effect   0.00 %   0.00 %   0.00 %   0.01 %
Return on average assets excluding gain on sale of investment securities   1.14 %   1.06 %   1.11 %   1.01 %
         
Acquisition-related PAUs   -0.08 %   -0.06 %   -0.11 %   -0.06 %
Tax effect   0.03 %   0.02 %   0.04 %   0.02 %
Return on average assets excluding PAUs   1.09 %   1.02 %   1.04 %   0.97 %
         

About Horizon

Horizon Bancorp is an independent, commercial bank holding company serving northern and central Indiana, southern and central Michigan, and central Ohio through its commercial banking subsidiary Horizon Bank. Horizon also offers mortgage-banking services throughout the Midwest. Horizon Bancorp may be reached online at www.horizonbank.com.  Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol HBNC.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward-looking statements regarding the financial performance, business prospects, growth and operating strategies of Horizon.  For these statements, Horizon claims the protections of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Statements in this press release should be considered in conjunction with the other information available about Horizon, including the information in the filings we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Forward-looking statements provide current expectations or forecasts of future events and are not guarantees of future performance.  The forward-looking statements are based on management's expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties.  We have tried, wherever possible, to identify such statements by using words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "project," "intend," "plan," "believe," "will" and similar expressions in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance. 

Although management believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements.  Risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially include risk factors relating to the banking industry and the other factors detailed from time to time in Horizon's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those described in its Form 10-K.  Undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. Horizon does not undertake, and specifically disclaims any obligation, to publicly release the result of any revisions that may be made to update any forward-looking statement to reflect the events or circumstances after the date on which the forward-looking statement is made, or reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except to the extent required by law.

 
HORIZON BANCORP
Financial Highlights
(Dollars in thousands except share and per share data and ratios, Unaudited)
 
  September 30 June 30 March 31 December 31 September 30
    2017     2017     2017     2016     2016  
Balance sheet:          
Total assets $ 3,519,658   $ 3,321,178   $ 3,169,643   $ 3,141,156   $ 3,325,650  
Investment securities   708,449     704,525     673,090     633,025     744,240  
Commercial loans   1,273,790     1,143,761     1,106,471     1,069,956     1,047,450  
Mortgage warehouse loans   95,483     123,757     89,360     135,727     226,876  
Residential mortgage loans   571,062     549,997     533,646     531,874     530,162  
Consumer loans   485,490     450,209     417,476     398,429     386,031  
Earning assets   3,153,230     2,990,924     2,845,922     2,801,030     2,963,005  
Non-interest bearing deposit accounts   563,536     508,305     502,400     496,248     479,771  
Interest bearing transaction accounts   1,536,169     1,401,407     1,432,228     1,499,120     1,367,285  
Time deposits   508,570     452,208     509,071     475,842     489,106  
Borrowings   458,152     485,304     319,993     267,489     569,908  
Subordinated debentures   37,607     37,562     37,516     37,456     37,418  
Total stockholders' equity   392,212     357,259     348,575     340,855     345,736  
           
Income statement: Three months ended
Net interest income $ 27,879   $ 27,198   $ 25,568   $ 20,939   $ 24,410  
Provision for loan losses   710     330     330     623     455  
Non-interest income   8,021     8,212     7,559     9,484     9,318  
Non-interest expenses   24,513     22,488     21,521     22,588     24,082  
Income tax expense   2,506     3,520     3,052     1,609     2,589  
Net income   8,171     9,072     8,224     5,603     6,602  
Preferred stock dividend   -     -     -     -     -  
Net income available to common shareholders $ 8,171   $ 9,072   $ 8,224   $ 5,603   $ 6,602  
           
Per share data:          
Basic earnings per share (1) $ 0.36   $ 0.41   $ 0.37   $ 0.25   $ 0.31  
Diluted earnings per share (1)   0.36     0.41     0.37     0.25     0.30  
Cash dividends declared per common share (1)   0.13     0.13     0.11     0.11     0.10  
Book value per common share (1)   16.81     16.11     15.72     15.37     15.61  
Tangible book value per common share   12.38     12.20     11.79     11.48     11.83  
Market value - high   29.17     27.50     28.09     28.41     20.01  
Market value - low $ 25.30   $ 24.73   $ 24.91   $ 17.84   $ 16.61  
Weighted average shares outstanding - Basic   22,580,160     22,176,465     22,175,526     22,155,549     21,538,752  
Weighted average shares outstanding - Diluted   22,708,563     22,322,390     22,326,071     22,283,722     21,651,953  
           
Key ratios:          
Return on average assets   0.96%     1.12%     1.07%     0.69%     0.80%  
Return on average common stockholders' equity   8.92     10.24     9.66     6.49     7.88  
Net interest margin   3.71     3.84     3.80     2.92     3.37  
Loan loss reserve to total loans   0.64     0.66     0.70     0.69     0.66  
Non-performing loans to loans   0.53     0.51     0.46     0.50     0.58  
Average equity to average assets   10.74     10.94     11.12     10.59     10.18  
Bank only capital ratios:          
Tier 1 capital to average assets   10.05     9.87     10.26     9.93     9.65  
Tier 1 capital to risk weighted assets   12.83     12.82     13.40     13.33     12.73  
Total capital to risk weighted assets   13.43     13.44     14.05     13.98     13.34  
           
Loan data:          
Substandard loans $ 35,663   $ 34,870   $ 30,865   $ 30,361   $ 33,914  
30 to 89 days delinquent   6,284     4,555     5,476     6,315     3,821  
           
90 days and greater delinquent - accruing interest $ 162   $ 160   $ 245   $ 241   $ 59  
Trouble debt restructures - accruing interest   2,015     1,924     1,647     1,492     1,523  
Trouble debt restructures - non-accrual   1,192     668     998     1,014     1,164  
Non-accrual loans   9,501     8,811     6,944     7,936     10,091  
Total non-performing loans $ 12,870   $ 11,563   $ 9,834   $ 10,683   $ 12,837  
           
(1) Adjusted for 3:2 stock split on November 14, 2016


HORIZON BANCORP 
Financial Highlights 
(Dollars in thousands except share and per share data and ratios, Unaudited)
  September 30 September 30
    2017     2016  
Balance sheet:    
Total assets $ 3,519,658   $ 3,325,650  
Investment securities   708,449     744,240  
Commercial loans   1,273,790     1,047,450  
Mortgage warehouse loans   95,483     226,876  
Residential mortgage loans   571,062     530,162  
Consumer loans   485,490     386,031  
Earning assets   3,153,230     2,963,005  
Non-interest bearing deposit accounts   563,536     479,771  
Interest bearing transaction accounts   1,536,169     1,367,285  
Time deposits   508,570     489,106  
Borrowings   458,152     569,908  
Subordinated debentures   37,607     37,418  
Total stockholders' equity   392,212     345,736  
     
Income statement: Nine Months Ended
Net interest income $ 80,645   $ 65,053  
Provision for loan losses   1,370     1,219  
Non-interest income   23,792     27,789  
Non-interest expenses   68,522     66,122  
Income tax expense   9,078     7,192  
Net income   25,467     18,309  
Preferred stock dividend   -     (42 )
Net income available to common shareholders $ 25,467   $ 18,267  
     
Per share data:    
Basic earnings per share (1) $ 1.14   $ 0.95  
Diluted earnings per share (1)   1.13     0.94  
Cash dividends declared per common share (1)   0.37     0.30  
Book value per common share (1)   16.81     15.61  
Tangible book value per common share   12.38     11.76  
Market value - high   29.17     20.01  
Market value - low $ 24.73   $ 15.41  
Weighted average shares outstanding - Basic   22,326,454     19,252,295  
Weighted average shares outstanding - Diluted   22,457,888     19,346,376  
     
Key ratios:    
Return on average assets   1.05%     0.86%  
Return on average common stockholders' equity   9.59     8.82  
Net interest margin   3.77     3.43  
Loan loss reserve to total loans   0.64     0.66  
Non-performing loans to loans   0.53     0.58  
Average equity to average assets   10.94     10.13  
Bank only capital ratios:    
Tier 1 capital to average assets   10.05     9.65  
Tier 1 capital to risk weighted assets   12.83     12.73  
Total capital to risk weighted assets   13.43     13.34  
     
Loan data:    
Substandard loans $ 35,663   $ 33,484  
30 to 89 days delinquent   6,284     3,822  
     
90 days and greater delinquent - accruing interest $ 162   $ 59  
Trouble debt restructures - accruing interest   2,015     1,164  
Trouble debt restructures - non-accrual   1,192     1,523  
Non-accrual loans   9,501     10,091  
Total non-performing loans $ 12,870   $ 12,837  
     
(1) Adjusted for 3:2 stock split on November 14, 2016


HORIZON BANCORP
 
Allocation of the Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses
(Dollars in Thousands, Unaudited)
 
  September 30 June 30 March 31 December 31 September 30
    2017     2017     2017     2016   2016  
Commercial $   7,877   $   7,617   $   7,600   $   6,579 $   6,222  
Real estate     2,129       1,750       1,697       2,090     1,947  
Mortgage warehousing     1,048       1,090       1,042       1,254     1,337  
Consumer     4,532       4,570       4,715       4,914     5,018  
Total $   15,586   $   15,027   $   15,054   $   14,837 $   14,524  
           
Net Charge-offs (Recoveries)
(Dollars in Thousands, Unaudited)
 
  Three months ended
  September 30 June 30 March 31 December 31 September 30
    2017     2017     2017     2016   2016  
Commercial $   169   $   24   $   (134 ) $   49 $   (5 )
Real estate     24       (8 )      38       64     -   
Mortgage warehousing     -        -        -        -      -   
Consumer     (42 )     341       209       197     162  
Total $   151   $   357   $   113   $   310 $   157  
           
Total Non-performing Loans
(Dollars in Thousands, Unaudited)
 
  September 30 June 30 March 31 December 31 September 30
    2017     2017     2017     2016   2016  
Commercial $   3,869   $   2,794   $   1,530   $   2,432 $   5,419  
Real estate     5,545       5,285       5,057        5,022     4,251  
Mortgage warehousing     -        -        -        -      -   
Consumer     3,456       3,484       3,247       3,229     3,108  
Total $   12,870   $   11,563   $   9,834   $   10,683 $   12,778  
           
Other Real Estate Owned and Repossessed Assets
(Dollars in Thousands, Unaudited)
 
  September 30 June 30 March 31 December 31 September 30
    2017     2017     2017     2016   2016  
Commercial $   324   $   409   $   542   $   542 $   542  
Real estate     1,443       1,805       2,413       2,648     3,182  
Mortgage warehousing     -        -        -        -      -   
Consumer     26       21       20       26      67  
Total $   1,793   $   2,235   $   2,975   $   3,216 $   3,791  
           


HORIZON BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARIES
Average Balance Sheets
(Dollar Amounts in Thousands, Unaudited)
 
      Three Months Ended   Three Months Ended
      September 30, 2017   September 30, 2016
      Average   Average   Average   Average
      Balance Interest Rate   Balance Interest Rate
                   
ASSETS                  
Interest-earning assets              
  Federal funds sold $ 6,770   $ 24 1.41 %   $ 35,492   $ 20 0.22 %
  Interest-earning deposits   20,157     49 0.96 %     55,047     32 0.23 %
  Investment securities - taxable   426,145     2,094 1.95 %     530,228     2,446 1.84 %
  Investment securities - non-taxable (1)   296,716     1,790 3.36 %     186,074     1,151 3.73 %
  Loans receivable (2)(3)   2,328,823     28,113 4.82 %     2,151,103     25,313 4.69 %
    Total interest-earning assets (1)   3,078,611     32,070 4.25 %     2,957,944     28,962 3.98 %
                   
Non-interest-earning assets              
  Cash and due from banks   41,465           39,875      
  Allowance for loan losses   (15,135 )         (14,301 )    
  Other assets   278,721           290,100      
                   
      $ 3,383,662         $ 3,273,618      
                   
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY            
Interest-bearing liabilities              
  Interest-bearing deposits $ 1,961,998   $ 1,841 0.37 %   $ 1,896,156   $ 1,875 0.39 %
  Borrowings   460,878     1,753 1.51 %     510,738     2,128 1.66 %
  Subordinated debentures   36,386     597 6.51 %     37,092     549 5.89 %
    Total interest-bearing liabilities   2,459,262     4,191 0.68 %     2,443,986     4,552 0.74 %
                   
Non-interest-bearing liabilities              
  Demand deposits   540,109           462,253      
  Accrued interest payable and              
  other liabilities   20,915           34,144      
Stockholders' equity   363,376           333,235      
                   
      $ 3,383,662         $ 3,273,618      
                   
Net interest income/spread   $ 27,879 3.58 %     $ 24,410 3.24 %
                   
Net interest income as a percent              
of average interest earning assets (1)     3.71 %       3.37 %
                   

(1) Securities balances represent daily average balances for the fair value of securities. The average rate is calculated based on the daily average balance for the amortized cost of securities.  The average rate is presented on a tax equivalent basis.
(2) Includes fees on loans.  The inclusion of loan fees does not have a material effect on the average interest rate.
(3) Non-accruing loans for the purpose of the computations above are included in the daily average loan amounts outstanding. Loan totals are shown net of unearned income and deferred loan fees.

 
 
HORIZON BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARIES
Average Balance Sheets
(Dollar Amounts in Thousands, Unaudited)
 
      Nine Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
      September 30, 2017   September 30, 2016
      Average   Average   Average   Average
      Balance Interest Rate   Balance Interest Rate
ASSETS                  
Interest-earning assets              
  Federal funds sold $ 3,857   $ 35 1.21 %   $ 13,812   $ 23 0.22 %
  Interest-earning deposits   24,177     201 1.11 %     34,624     59 0.23 %
  Investment securities - taxable   416,323     6,581 2.11 %     486,374     7,621 2.09 %
  Investment securities - non-taxable (1)   286,007     5,193 3.39 %     183,142     3,583 3.63 %
  Loans receivable (2)(3)   2,210,295     79,699 4.83 %     1,873,614     65,854 4.70 %
    Total interest-earning assets (1)   2,940,659     91,709 4.27 %     2,591,566     77,140 4.05 %
                   
Non-interest-earning assets              
  Cash and due from banks   42,004           36,220      
  Allowance for loan losses   (15,069 )         (14,334 )    
  Other assets   279,706           243,021      
                   
      $ 3,247,300         $ 2,856,473      
                   
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY            
Interest-bearing liabilities              
  Interest-bearing deposits $ 1,967,457   $ 5,315 0.36 %   $ 1,680,560   $ 4,923 0.39 %
  Borrowings   357,932     4,028 1.50 %     438,324     5,608 1.71 %
  Subordinated debentures   36,339     1,721 6.33 %     34,144     1,556 6.09 %
    Total interest-bearing liabilities   2,361,728     11,064 0.63 %     2,153,028     12,087 0.75 %
                   
Non-interest-bearing liabilities              
  Demand deposits   510,230           387,768      
  Accrued interest payable and              
  other liabilities   20,220           26,397      
Stockholders' equity   355,121           289,280      
                   
      $ 3,247,299         $ 2,856,473      
                   
Net interest income/spread   $ 80,645 3.64 %     $ 65,053 3.30 %
                   
Net interest income as a percent              
of average interest earning assets (1)     3.77 %       3.43 %
                   

(1) Securities balances represent daily average balances for the fair value of securities. The average rate is calculated based on the daily average balance for the amortized cost of securities.  The average rate is presented on a tax equivalent basis.
(2) Includes fees on loans.  The inclusion of loan fees does not have a material effect on the average interest rate.
(3) Non-accruing loans for the purpose of the computations above are included in the daily average loan amounts outstanding. Loan totals are shown net of unearned income and deferred loan fees.

 
 
HORIZON BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Dollar Amounts in Thousands)
 
  September 30 December 31
    2017     2016  
  (Unaudited)  
Assets    
Cash and due from banks $   72,662   $ 70,832  
Investment securities, available for sale     509,844     439,831  
Investment securities, held to maturity (fair value of $203,542 and $194,086)      198,605     193,194  
Loans held for sale     3,616     8,087  
Loans, net of allowance for loan losses of $15,586 and $14,837     2,410,239     2,121,149  
Premises and equipment, net      73,743     66,357  
Federal Reserve and Federal Home Loan Bank stock     15,340     23,932  
Goodwill     93,925     76,941  
Other intangible assets     9,494     9,366  
Interest receivable     14,880     12,713  
Cash value of life insurance     75,480     74,134  
Other assets     41,830     44,620  
Total assets $   3,519,658   $ 3,141,156  
Liabilities    
Deposits    
Non-interest bearing $   563,536   $ 496,248  
Interest bearing     2,044,739     1,974,962  
Total deposits     2,608,275     2,471,210  
Borrowings      458,152     267,489  
Subordinated debentures     37,607     37,456  
Interest payable     700     472  
Other liabilities     22,712     23,674  
Total liabilities     3,127,446     2,800,301  
Commitments and contingent liabilities    
Stockholders' Equity    
Preferred stock, Authorized, 1,000,000 shares    
Issued 0 and 0 shares     -      -  
Common stock, no par value    
Authorized 66,000,000 shares(1)    
Issued, 23,344,709 and 22,192,530 shares(1)    
Outstanding, 23,325,459 and 22,171,596 shares(1)     -      -  
Additional paid-in capital     212,593     182,326  
Retained earnings      181,396     164,173  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (1,777 )   (5,644 )
Total stockholders' equity     392,212     340,855  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $    3,519,658   $ 3,141,156  
     
(1) Adjusted for 3:2 stock split on November 14, 2016


HORIZON BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
(Dollar Amounts in Thousands, Except Per Share Data, Unaudited)
 
  Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
  September 30 September 30
    2017   2016   2017   2016  
  (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Interest Income        
Loans receivable $ 28,113 $   25,313 $   79,699 $   65,854  
Investment securities        
Taxable     2,167   2,498     6,817   7,703  
Tax exempt     1,790   1,151     5,193   3,583  
Total interest income      32,070   28,962     91,709   77,140  
Interest Expense        
Deposits     1,841   1,875     5,315   4,923  
Borrowed funds     1,753   2,128     4,028   5,608  
Subordinated debentures     597   549     1,721   1,556  
Total interest expense     4,191   4,552     11,064   12,087  
Net Interest Income     27,879   24,410     80,645   65,053  
Provision for loan losses     710   455     1,370   1,219  
Net Interest Income after Provision for Loan Losses     27,169   23,955     79,275   63,834  
Non-interest Income        
Service charges on deposit accounts     1,672   1,605     4,638   4,310  
Wire transfer fees     175   292     503   588  
Interchange fees     1,251   1,156     3,809   3,065  
Fiduciary activities     1,887   1,653     5,752   4,753  
Gains (losses) on sale of investment securities (includes $6 and $0 for the        
three months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively, and $38 and $875 for        
the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively, related to                  
accumulated other comprehensive earnings reclassifications)     6   -     38   875  
Gain on sale of mortgage loans     1,950   3,528     5,918   9,171  
Mortgage servicing income net of impairment     369   409     1,175   1,356  
Increase in cash value of bank owned life insurance     474   449     1,346   1,145  
Other income     237   226     613   708  
Total non-interest income     8,021   9,318     23,792   25,971  
Non-interest Expense        
Salaries and employee benefits     12,911   12,210     37,086   32,592  
Net occupancy expenses     2,400   2,174     7,048   6,011  
Data processing     1,502   1,616     4,311   3,855  
Professional fees     649   612     1,797   2,190  
Outside services and consultants      2,504   2,686     4,991   5,983  
Loan expense     1,215   1,482     3,572   4,086  
FDIC insurance expense     270   465      776   1,279  
Other losses     58   107     186   510  
Other expense     3,004   2,730     8,755   7,798  
Total non-interest expense     24,513   24,082     68,522   64,304  
Income Before Income Tax     10,677   9,191     34,545   25,501  
Income tax expense (includes $2 and $0 for the three months ended September 30, 2017        
and 2016, respectively, and $13 and $306 for the nine months ended        
September 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively, related to income tax expense from        
reclassification items)     2,506   2,589     9,078   7,192  
Net Income     8,171   6,602     25,467   18,309  
Preferred stock dividend     -    -      -    (42 )
Net Income Available to Common Shareholders $   8,171 $ 6,602 $   25,467 $ 18,267  
Basic Earnings Per Share $   0.36 $ 0.31 $    1.14 $ 0.95  
Diluted Earnings Per Share     0.36   0.30     1.13   0.94  

 

Contact: Mark E. Secor
Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (219) 873-2611
Fax: (219) 874-9280

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