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Idaho Independent Bank Announces 2017 Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho, Feb. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jack W. Gustavel, Executive Chairman of Idaho Independent Bank ("IIB" or the "Bank") (OTC:IIBK), announced IIB's unaudited, consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2017.  Pre-tax income for 2017 was $7.5 million, an increase of $2.6 million, or 53.0%, over the $4.9 million earned in 2016.  "The improvement was primarily due to strong loan and deposit growth and an increase in the Bank's net interest margin," Chairman Gustavel stated.

Gustavel noted that when the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the "TCJA") was signed into law on December 22, 2017, IIB revalued its deferred tax assets and liabilities to account for the future impact of lower corporate tax rates.  Consequently, income tax expense for the Bank's fourth quarter of 2017 was increased by a one-time, noncash charge of $1.7 million.  Because of the $1.7 million revaluation, IIB posted an after-tax loss of $.3 million for the fourth quarter, or a loss of $0.04 per diluted share, compared to after-tax income of $1.2 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2016.  After-tax income for the full year, including the revaluation, was $3.1 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, compared to $4.1 million, or $0.51 per diluted share, for 2016.  Mr. Gustavel said that "The new law will be good for IIB over the long-term, as the Bank will benefit from the top corporate tax rate being lowered from 35% to 21%." 

At December 31, 2017, the Bank's total assets were $692.9 million, an increase of $74.1 million, or 12.0%, when compared to December 31, 2016.  Total loans, including loans held-for-sale, increased $41.3 million, or 12.7%, to $365.9 million; while deposits and repurchase agreements increased $69.4 million, or 12.9%, to $608.3 million over the same timeframe.  As of December 31, 2017, the allowance for loan and lease losses was $6.5 million, or 1.8% of total loans, excluding loans held-for-sale, and nonperforming assets continued to be less than 0.2% of total assets.

As of quarter end, the Bank's stockholders' equity to average total assets was 9.7%, and IIB's capital ratios exceeded the regulatory thresholds required to be considered "Well-Capitalized."  During the fourth quarter, the Bank purchased 43,949 shares of its common stock at a cost of $495,469.  IIB may still purchase shares worth up to $820,000 under its current buyback approval.  

IIB filed its Consolidated Report of Condition and Income for the quarter ended December 31, 2017, ("Call Report") with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on January 29, 2018, and is available on the Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council website at http://cdr.ffiec.gov/public/.

About IIB

IIB was established in 1993 as an Idaho state-chartered, commercial bank that operates branches in Boise (3), Caldwell, Coeur d'Alene, Hayden, Meridian, Mountain Home, Nampa, Star, and Ketchum/Sun Valley, Idaho.  IIB earned honorable mention as one of the Best Places to Work in Idaho through a survey conducted by Populus in 2016 & 2017, has been named to DepositAccounts.com's Top 200 Healthiest Banks in America, and was named among the top 1% most extraordinary banks in the U.S. by The Institute for Extraordinary BankingTM in 2016.  The Bank has approximately 200 employees throughout the State of Idaho. To learn more about IIB, visit us online at www.theidahobank.com.

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

Idaho Independent Bank              
Financial Highlights (unaudited)              
(dollars in thousands, except share data)              
               
  Three Months Ended   Year Ended
CONDENSED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS December 31,   December 31,
    2017       2016       2017       2016  
Net interest income $ 6,131     $ 4,932     $ 22,567     $ 18,651  
Provision for loan losses   -       -       -       -  
Net interest income after provision for loan losses   6,131       4,932       22,567       18,651  
Noninterest income   1,969       1,823       7,489       7,229  
Noninterest expense   5,936       5,255       22,534       20,965  
Income before provision for income tax expense   2,164       1,500       7,522       4,915  
Provision for income tax expense   2,490       339       4,468       779  
Net income (loss) $ (326 )   $ 1,161     $ 3,054     $ 4,136  
               
Earnings (loss) per share:              
Basic $ (0.04 )   $ 0.15     $ 0.40     $ 0.52  
Diluted $ (0.04 )   $ 0.15     $ 0.39     $ 0.51  
               
SELECTED BALANCE SHEET ACCOUNTS December 31,   December 31,        
    2017       2016          
Loans held for sale $ 4,585     $ 4,723          
Loans receivable   361,352       319,912          
Gross loans   365,937       324,635          
Allowance for loan losses   6,522       6,124          
Total assets   692,855       618,794          
Deposits   578,406       512,426          
Customer repurchase agreements   29,906       26,464          
Total deposits and repurchase agreements   608,312       538,890          
Stockholders' equity   65,968       64,079          
               
PER SHARE DATA              
Common shares outstanding   7,512,367       7,633,918          
Book value per share $ 8.78     $ 8.39          
               
  Three Months Ended   Year Ended
PERFORMANCE RATIOS (annualized) December 31,   December 31,
    2017       2016       2017       2016  
Return on average assets   -0.19 %     0.75 %     0.46 %     0.70 %
Return on average equity   -1.91 %     7.13 %     4.62 %     6.38 %
Efficiency ratio   73.28 %     77.79 %     74.97 %     81.01 %
Net interest margin   3.82 %     3.44 %     3.67 %     3.45 %

 

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

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