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Oritani Financial Corp. Announces 3rd Quarter Results and Dividend

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TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON, N.J., April 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oritani Financial Corp. (the "Company" or "Oritani") (NASDAQ:ORIT), the holding company for Oritani Bank (the "Bank"), reported net income of $13.4 million, or $0.30 per basic and diluted common share, for the three months ended March 31, 2018, and $29.4 million, or $0.67 per basic (and $0.65 diluted) common share, for the nine months ended March 31, 2018.  Net income was $24.3 million, or $0.56 per basic (and $0.54 diluted) common share, for the three months ended March 31, 2017, and $46.3 million, or $1.07 per basic (and $1.04 diluted) common share, for the nine months ended March 31, 2017.  Results for the nine months ended March 31, 2018 were negatively impacted by the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" (the "Act") that was signed into law on December 22, 2017.  A net charge of $8.9 million was recognized in that period due to the legislation.  Profit on the sale of a real estate joint venture boosted results in the 2017 periods.

The Company also reported that its Board of Directors declared a $0.25 quarterly cash dividend on the Company's common stock.  The record date for the dividend will be May 4, 2018 and the payment date will be May 18, 2018. 

"I am pleased to report strong earnings in a particularly difficult operating environment," said Kevin J. Lynch, the Company's Chairman, President and CEO.  "These results were realized without the full benefit of the recent tax legislation." Mr. Lynch continued: "I remain disappointed with the impediments to loan growth in the present market that prevented us from achieving our typical growth.  However, I believe these obstacles are temporary.  We continue to focus on reducing our loan to deposit ratio, improving our net interest spread and maintaining our expense discipline, and positive results have been attained."

Comparison of Operating Results for the Periods Ended March 31, 2018 and 2017

Net Income.  Net income decreased $10.8 million to $13.4 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, from $24.3 million for the corresponding 2017 quarter.  Net income decreased $16.9 million to $29.4 million for the nine months ended March 31, 2018, from $46.3 million for the corresponding 2017 period.  Results for the 2018 periods were impacted by the Act.  The Act required the Company to revalue its deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities to account for the future impact of lower corporate tax rates on these deferred amounts. This revaluation, in addition to other factors, resulted in a net charge of $8.9 million that was recognized as of December 31, 2017.  Also due to the Act, the Company's estimated effective tax rate for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018 decreased from 37.2% to 30.5%.  The Company's estimated effective tax rate is expected to decrease further in the periods following the conclusion of its fiscal year, ending June 30, 2018.  Results for the 2017 periods were positively impacted by the sale of the Company's last remaining investment in real estate joint ventures.  The resulting pretax gain on this sale was $20.6 million. 

Total Interest Income.  The components of interest income for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, changed as follows:

         
    Three Months Ended March 31,   Increase / (decrease)
      2018       2017         Average    
    Income   Yield   Income   Yield   Income   Balance   Yield
                             
    (Dollars in thousands)
                                             
Interest on loans $   35,398   3.97 %   $   34,407   3.95 %   $   991     $   84,272     0.02 %
Dividends on FHLB stock     432   6.59 %       469   4.71 %       (37 )       (13,586 )   1.88 %
Interest on securities AFS     284   2.23 %       799   1.82 %       (515 )       (124,438 )   0.41 %
Interest on securities HTM     1,419   2.01 %       909   1.85 %       510         85,090     0.16 %
Interest on federal funds sold                          
  and short term investments     28   1.58 %       2   0.80 %       26         6,114     0.78 %
  Total interest income $   37,561   3.82 %   $   36,586   3.76 %   $   975     $   37,452     0.06 %
                             

The Company's primary strategic business objective remains the organic growth of multifamily and commercial real estate loans.  The average balance of the loan portfolio increased $84.3 million, or 2.4%, for the three months ended March 31, 2018 versus the comparable 2017 period.  While the Company has demonstrated an ability to execute its primary strategic business objective for an extended period of time, impediments have been encountered throughout fiscal 2018.  These hindrances include a lower level of loan volume as well as competitor loan terms and pricing.  In addition, prepayments of the existing loan portfolio have continued at an elevated rate.  The balance of the loan portfolio at March 31, 2018 is essentially the same as the balance at June 30, 2017, which is far below our expectations.  Loan originations and payments totaled $92.2 million and $112.2 million, respectively, for the three months ended March 31, 2018.  This compares to loan originations and payments of $245.4 million and $98.0 million, respectively, for the comparable 2017 period.  There were no loan purchases in either period.  The Company adjusted its loan pricing practices in an attempt to increase loan origination volume.  However, this adjustment has not had a meaningful impact to date.  The Company is unwilling to further adjust pricing to generate growth.

The yield on the loan portfolio increased 2 basis points (including prepayment penalties) and 5 basis points (excluding prepayment penalties) for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 versus the comparable 2017 period.  Prepayment penalties totaled $553,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 versus $821,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2017.  Prepayment penalties boosted annualized loan yield by 6 basis points in the 2018 period versus 9 basis points in the 2017 period.  On a linked quarter basis, the yield on the loan portfolio increased 4 basis points, excluding prepayment penalties. 

The level of investment in FHLB stock is predicated on several factors and administered by FHLB.  The yield on this asset has increased as their dividend rate increased.  The average balance of securities available for sale decreased $124.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018 versus the comparable 2017 period, while the average balance of securities held to maturity increased $85.1 million over the same period.  The Company has been classifying the majority of new purchases as held to maturity. These balances were also impacted by purchases and sales.

The components of interest income for the nine months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, changed as follows:

         
    Nine Months Ended March 31, Increase / (decrease)  
      2018     2017     Average    
    Income Yield Income Yield Income Balance Yield  
    (Dollars in thousands)  
                                   
Interest on loans $   107,126 4.01 % $   99,515 4.02 % $  7,611   $  260,378   (0.01 )%  
Dividends on FHLB stock     1,368 6.63 %     1,343 5.07 %     25       (7,780 ) 1.56 %  
Interest on securities AFS     1,237 2.12 %     2,451 1.87 %   (1,214 )     (97,113 ) 0.25 %  
Interest on securities HTM     3,663 1.93 %     2,583 1.85 %     1,080       66,872   0.08 %  
Interest on federal funds sold            
  and short term investments     139 1.33 %     5 0.65 %     134       12,941   0.68 %  
  Total interest income $   113,533 3.85 % $   105,897 3.82 % $  7,636   $  235,298   0.03 %  
                   

The explanations for changes described above for the three-month period are also largely applicable to the nine-month period.  Loan originations, purchases and payments for the nine months ended March 31, 2018 totaled $349.0 million, $52.8 million and $403.5 million, respectively.  Loan originations, purchases and payments for the nine months ended March 31, 2017 totaled $623.9 million, $65.9 million and $292.4 million, respectively.  Prepayment penalties totaled $3.5 million for the nine months ended March 31, 2018 and $2.7 million for the nine months ended March 31, 2017.  Prepayment penalties boosted annualized loan yield by 13 basis points in the 2018 period versus 10 basis points in the 2017 period. 

Total Interest Expense. The components of interest expense for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, changed as follows:

       
    Three Months Ended March 31, Increase / (decrease)
      2018     2017     Average  
    Expense Yield Expense Yield Expense Balance Yield
    (Dollars in thousands)
                                 
Savings deposits $   119 0.26 % $   98 0.23 % $   21   $   12,317   0.03 %
Money market   2,209 1.09 %   1,867 0.99 %   342     54,733   0.10 %
Checking accounts   1,292 0.66 %   813 0.47 %   479     87,473   0.19 %
Time deposits   4,267 1.45 %   3,466 1.37 %   801     161,284   0.08 %
Total deposits   7,887 1.07 %   6,244 0.95 %   1,643     315,807   0.12 %
Borrowings   2,721 2.07 %   3,547 1.72 %   (826 )   (299,389 ) 0.35 %
  Total interest expense $   10,608 1.22 % $   9,791 1.13 % $   817   $   16,418   0.09 %
                 

Strong deposit growth remains a strategic objective of the Company.  As detailed above, the average balance of deposits increased $315.8 million, or 12.0%, for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 versus the comparable 2017 period.  The growth for the period was boosted by brokered deposits.  However, growth for the period excluding the impact of brokered deposits was still strong at 8.0%.  Recently, achieving deposit growth has been more challenging as illustrated by a linked quarter comparison.  The balance of deposits increased $8.9 million and decreased $6.3 million when measured versus the period end and quarterly average balances at December 31, 2017, respectively.  The overall cost of deposits increased 12 basis points for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 versus the comparable 2017 period.  The increases in the costs of money market and checking accounts are primarily attributable to the costs of interest rate swaps that are being reflected as interest expense on these accounts.  The situation occurs due to balance sheet transactions executed during the quarters ended June 30, 2017, June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015.  The restructure executed during the quarter ended June 30, 2017 only impacted the results for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, while the other two restructures impact both periods.  The balance sheet restructures are discussed in the Company's Form 10-K for the annual periods ended June 30, 2017 and 2016.  A portion of the increase in cost of checking accounts is due to market pressures.  This category includes municipal deposits.  The increase in the cost of time deposits is primarily due to the impact of market pressures.  On a linked quarter basis, the cost of deposits increased 2 basis points, also primarily due to the impact of market pressures.  Market pressures are expected to continue to increase the cost of deposits.

The average balance of borrowings decreased $299.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018 versus the comparable 2017 period, while the cost increased 35 basis points.  The increase in the average balance of deposits allowed the Company to reduce borrowings while still funding growth.  The cost of borrowings was affected by the balance sheet restructures referenced above.  The cost of borrowings has also been impacted by the increased cost of overnight and short-term borrowings.  The cost of overnight borrowings has increased as the federal discount rate has increased.  Despite the increased cost of such borrowings, they remain a lower cost of funding than longer term borrowings.  The Company has decreased its usage of overnight borrowings.  The decreased usage of such lower cost funds has contributed to the overall increase in cost of borrowings.  On a linked quarter basis, the average balance of borrowings increased $11.4 million and the cost of borrowings was stable.

The components of interest expense for the nine months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, changed as follows:

       
    Nine Months Ended March 31, Increase / (decrease)
      2018     2017     Average  
    Expense Yield Expense Yield Expense Balance Yield
    (Dollars in thousands)
                                 
Savings deposits $   324 0.24 % $   291 0.23 % $   33   $   10,481   0.01 %
Money market   6,944 1.11 %   5,647 1.02 %   1,297     102,289   0.09 %
Checking accounts   3,376 0.60 %   2,090 0.44 %   1,286     112,514   0.16 %
Time deposits   12,384 1.42 %   9,919 1.33 %   2,465     173,815   0.09 %
Total deposits   23,028 1.05 %   17,947 0.94 %   5,081     399,099   0.11 %
Borrowings   8,300 2.03 %   9,626 1.78 %    (1,326 )   (178,466 ) 0.25 %
  Total interest expense $   31,328 1.20 % $   27,573 1.13 % $  3,755   $  220,633   0.07 %
                 

The explanations for changes described above for the three-month period regarding deposits and borrowings are also applicable to the nine-month period. 

Net Interest Income Before Provision for Loan Losses. Net interest income increased by $158,000 to $27.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, from $26.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017.  Net interest income increased by $3.9 million to $82.2 million for the nine months ended March 31, 2018, from $78.3 million for the nine months ended March 31, 2017.  The Company's net interest income, spread and margin over the period are detailed in the chart below.

                 
        Net Interest
Income Before
Provision
Excluding
Prepayment
Penalties
       
               
  Net Interest
Income Before
Provision
Prepayment
Penalty
Income
  Including
Prepayment Penalties
Excluding
Prepayment Penalties
   
Quarter Ended   Spread Margin Spread Margin
  (dollars in thousands)
                               
March 31, 2018 $   26,953 $   553   $   26,400 2.60 % 2.74 % 2.54 % 2.68 %
December 31, 2017     27,608     1,638       25,970 2.67 % 2.81 % 2.50 % 2.64 %
September 30, 2017     27,644     1,289       26,355 2.68 % 2.82 % 2.55 % 2.68 %
June 30, 2017     26,287     236       26,051 2.54 % 2.68 % 2.52 % 2.66 %
March 31, 2017     26,795     821       25,974 2.63 % 2.75 % 2.54 % 2.67 %
                               

The Company's spread and margin have been significantly impacted by prepayment penalties.  Due to this situation, the chart above details results with and without the impact of prepayment penalties.  Net interest income before provision for loan losses, excluding prepayment penalties, is a non-GAAP financial measure since it excludes a component (prepayment penalty income) of net interest income and therefore differs from the most directly comparable measure calculated in accordance with GAAP. The Company believes the presentation of this non-GAAP financial measure is useful because it provides information to assess the underlying performance of the loan portfolio since prepayment penalty income can be expected to change as interest rates change.  While prepayment penalty income is expected to continue, fluctuations in the level of prepayment income are also expected.  The level of prepayment income is generally expected to decrease as external interest rates increase since borrowers would have less of an incentive to refinance existing loans.  However, the time period when these events could occur may not align, and the specific behavior of borrowers is difficult to predict.  The level of loan prepayments and prepayment income has increased during fiscal 2018 despite a period of generally increasing interest rates.

The Company's spread and margin have been under pressure due to several factors.  These factors were discussed in the Company's Form 10-K for the annual period ended June 30, 2017, and in other prior public releases.  The Company has executed balance sheet restructures partially to counter some of the spread and margin compression.  The impact of the restructure executed in June, 2017 can be seen in the spread and margin expansion (excluding prepayment penalties) that was realized in the September 30, 2017 quarterly period.  While spread and margin compression returned in the December, 2017 period (excluding prepayment penalties), the most recent period displays expansion.  The yield on the loan portfolio increased 4 basis points on a linked quarter basis.  In addition, the balance of federal funds sold (a low yielding asset) decreased significantly.  These balances were essentially redeployed into loans, our highest yielding asset.  Although loan growth has been disappointing, a $24.8 million increase in the average balance of the loan portfolio was realized on a linked quarter comparison.  These factors offset an increase in cost of funds and contributed to the expansion of spread and margin.

The Company's net interest income and net interest rate spread were both negatively impacted in all periods due to the reversal of accrued interest income on loans delinquent more than 90 days.  The total of such income reversed was $4,000 and $210,000 for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2018, respectively, and $68,000 and $264,000 for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2017, respectively. 

Provision for Loan Losses.  The Company recorded no provision for loan losses for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2018 and March 31, 2017.  A rollforward of the allowance for loan losses for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 is presented below:

       
  Three months ended   Nine months ended
  March 31,   March 31,
    2018       2017       2018       2017  
  (Dollars in thousands)
                               
Balance at beginning of period $ 30,402     $ 29,877     $ 30,272     $ 29,951  
Provisions charged to operations     -          -          -          -   
Recoveries of loans previously charged off     166         -          318         2  
Loans charged off     95         -          117         76  
Balance at end of period $ 30,473     $ 29,877     $ 30,473     $ 29,877  
               
Allowance for loan losses to total loans   0.85 %     0.84 %     0.85 %     0.84 %
Net charge-offs (annualized) to average              
  loans outstanding   - %     - %     - %     n/m  
                           

Delinquency and non-performing asset information is provided below:

                   
  3/31/2018   12/31/2017   9/30/2017   6/30/2017   3/31/2017
  Dollars in thousands
Delinquency Totals                  
30 - 59 days past due $   9,772     $   3,166     $   987     $   1,374     $   1,266  
60 - 89 days past due     472         142         1,656         1,571         371  
Nonaccrual     11,887         14,489         9,906         10,223         10,310  
Total $   22,131     $   17,797     $   12,549     $   13,168     $   11,947  
                   
Non Performing Asset Totals                  
Nonaccrual loans, per above $   11,887     $   14,489     $   9,906     $   10,223     $   10,310  
Real Estate Owned     636         -          -          140         140  
Total $   12,523     $   14,489     $   9,906     $   10,363     $   10,450  
                   
Nonaccrual loans to total loans   0.33 %     0.40 %     0.28 %     0.28 %     0.29 %
Delinquent loans to total loans   0.61 %     0.49 %     0.35 %     0.37 %     0.33 %
Non performing assets to total assets   0.30 %     0.35 %     0.24 %     0.25 %     0.25 %
                                       

Overall, delinquent loan and non-performing asset totals continue to illustrate minimal credit issues at the Company.  However, during the quarter, the total of loans 30-59 days past due increased significantly.  This increase is primarily due to one larger loan that has been a slow payer but is well collateralized and does not currently present any valuation concerns.

Other IncomeOther income decreased $20.8 million to $979,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2018, from $21.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017.   The 2017 period includes a pretax gain of $20.6 million realized on the sale of its last remaining investment in real estate joint ventures, as well as income from the operations of real estate joint ventures.

Other income decreased $21.7 million to $2.6 million for the nine months ended March 31, 2018 from $24.3 million for the nine months ended March 31, 2017.  The nine-month period was also impacted by the joint venture related items referenced in the above paragraph.

Other ExpensesOther expenses decreased $162,000 to $9.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, from $9.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017.  Compensation, payroll taxes and fringe benefits decreased $174,000 to $6.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, from $6.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017.   The decrease was primarily due to decreased benefit expenses partially offset by increased health insurance costs.  The accrual costs associated with several benefit plans decreased, including costs associated with the ESOP.  The decreased cost associated with the ESOP was primarily due to a decreased trading price of the Company's common stock.

Other expenses decreased $1.8 million to $29.5 million for the nine months ended March 31, 2018, from $31.3 million for the nine months ended March 31, 2017.  Compensation, payroll taxes and fringe benefits were also affected in the nine-month period by the items described above for the three-month period.  The decrease was more pronounced in the nine-month period.  In addition to the above items, the 2017 period included a portion of the amortization expense related to the Company's 2011 Equity Plan.  The cost for the majority of the stock awards and stock options granted in conjunction with this plan fully amortized in August 2016.  The 2018 period had significantly less expenses related to the amortization of this plan.

As disclosed in the Company's Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended December 31, 2017, the Company entered into an informal agreement with regulators regarding Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering compliance matters.  The Company has incurred expenses associated with the remediation of these matters of $156,000 and $269,000 for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2018, respectively.  These costs are included in other expenses and are primarily offset by decreases in the cost of real estate owned operations.  The Company currently expects that total costs associated with the remediation of these matters will not exceed approximately $2.0 million.  In addition, there will be increases in compensation costs associated with compliance matters.

Income Tax Expense.  Income tax expense for the 2018 periods was significantly impacted by the Act.  Income tax expense for the three and nine-month periods ended March 31, 2018 was $4.7 million and $25.9 million, respectively, resulting in effective tax rates of 26.1% and 46.8%, respectively.  The effective rate for the nine-month period was elevated due to adjustments that were necessitated by the Act.  The effective rate for the three-month period was expected to be 30.5%.  The actual rate was positively affected by the vesting of stock awards and the exercise of stock options.  Income tax expense for the three and nine-month periods ended March 31, 2017 was $14.4 million (effective rate of 37.2%) and $25.0 million (effective rate of 35.1%), respectively.  The 2017 periods also received some benefit from the exercise of nonqualified stock options.

Comparison of Financial Condition at March 31, 2018 and June 30, 2017

Total Assets.  Total assets were essentially stable at $4.14 billion for both periods; the total increased $4.5 million from June 30, 2017 to March 31, 2018.  Asset growth is typically driven by loan growth, which was stagnant.

Cash and Cash Equivalents. Cash and cash equivalents (which include fed funds and short-term investments) decreased $10.1 million to $23.5 million at March 31, 2018, from $33.6 million at June 30, 2017.

Net Loans.  Loans, net were essentially stable at $3.57 billion for both periods.  The total decreased $510,000 from June 30, 2017 to March 31, 2018.    As discussed in "Comparison of Operating Results, Total Interest Income," loan growth has been below expectations and historical levels. 

Securities available for sale.  Securities AFS decreased $49.7 million to $48.2 million at March 31, 2018, from $97.9 million at June 30, 2017.  The decrease is primarily due to the sale of $29.5 million that took place in December, 2017.  The securities sold were in a loss position and sold primarily to maximize the tax benefit associated with the loss.  Principal payments also contributed to the decrease.  No securities AFS have been purchased in the 2018 fiscal year.

Securities held to maturity.  Securities HTM increased $63.2 million to $302.9 million at March 31, 2018, from $239.6 million at June 30, 2017.  The increase is primarily due to purchases of $98.0 million exceeding principal payments.

Federal Home Loan Bank of New York ("FHLB") stock.  FHLB stock decreased $6.7 million to $25.8 million at March 31, 2018, from $32.5 million at June 30, 2017.  FHLB stock holdings are required depending on several factors, including the level of borrowings with the FHLB.  As FHLB borrowings decreased over the period, excess FHLB stock was redeemed.

Deposits.  Deposits increased $98.0 million to $2.95 billion at March 31, 2018, from $2.86 billion at June 30, 2017.  See "Comparison of Operating Results, Total Interest Expense" for discussion regarding deposit balances.

Borrowings.  Borrowings decreased $109.9 million to $532.1 million at March 31, 2018, from $642.1 million at June 30, 2017.  See "Comparison of Operating Results, Total Interest Expense" for discussion regarding borrowing amounts.

Stockholders' Equity.  Stockholders' equity decreased $4.6 million to $554.6 million at March 31, 2018, from $559.2 million at June 30, 2017.  The decrease was primarily due to dividends paid partially offset by net income and the release of treasury shares in conjunction with stock option exercises, as well as the release of ESOP shares.  The dividends paid include regular quarterly dividends of $0.25 per share paid on February 23, 2018 and $0.175 per share paid on August 21, 2017 and November 20, 2017, as well as a special dividend of $0.45 per share paid on December 22, 2017.  Based on our March 31, 2018 closing price of $15.35 per share, the Company stock was trading at 129.0% of book value. 

About the Company
Oritani Financial Corp. is the holding company for Oritani Bank, a New Jersey state chartered bank offering a full range of retail and commercial loan and deposit products.  Oritani Bank is dedicated to providing exceptional personal service to its individual and business customers.  The Bank currently operates its main office and 25 full service branches in the New Jersey Counties of Bergen, Hudson, Essex and Passaic.  For additional information about Oritani Bank, please visit www.oritani.com.

Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements contained herein are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Such forward-looking statements may be identified by reference to a future period or periods, or by the use of forward-looking terminology, such as "may," "will," "believe," "expect," "estimate,"  "anticipate,"  "continue," or similar terms or variations on those terms, or the negative of those terms. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including those risk factors disclosed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2017 (as supplemented by our quarterly reports), and the following: those related to the economic environment, particularly in the market areas in which the Company operates, competitive products and pricing, fiscal and monetary policies of the U.S. Government, changes in government regulations affecting financial institutions, including regulatory fees and capital requirements, changes in prevailing interest rates, credit risk management, asset-liability management, the financial and securities markets and the availability of and costs associated with sources of liquidity.

The Company wishes to caution readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made.  The Company wishes to advise readers that the factors listed above could affect the Company's financial performance and could cause the Company's actual results for future periods to differ materially from any opinions or statements expressed with respect to future periods in any current statements.  The Company does not undertake and specifically declines any obligation to publicly release the result of any revisions, which may be made to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events.

For further information contact:
Kevin J. Lynch
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Oritani Financial Corp.
(201) 664-5400

 
Oritani Financial Corp. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands, except share data)
               
      March 31,   June 30,
Assets   2018     2017  
        (unaudited)     (audited)
Cash on hand and in banks   $ 22,543     $ 33,252  
Federal funds sold and short term investments     966       326  
  Cash and cash equivalents     23,509       33,578  
               
Loans, net     3,566,193       3,566,703  
Securities available for sale, at fair value     48,198       97,930  
Securities held to maturity,            
  fair value of $295,236 and $237,204, respectively.     302,851       239,631  
Bank Owned Life Insurance (at cash surrender value)     97,824       95,946  
Federal Home Loan Bank of New York stock ("FHLB"), at cost     25,835       32,504  
Accrued interest receivable     11,438       10,620  
Real estate owned     636       140  
Office properties and equipment, net     13,533       13,909  
Deferred tax assets     25,584       37,693  
Other assets     26,584       9,030  
  Total Assets   $ 4,142,185     $ 4,137,684  
               
Liabilities            
Deposits   $ 2,954,476     $ 2,856,478  
Borrowings     532,114       642,059  
Advance payments by borrowers for taxes and            
  insurance     26,653       23,496  
Official checks outstanding     3,112       4,423  
Other liabilities     71,198       52,005  
  Total liabilities     3,587,553       3,578,461  
               
Stockholders' Equity            
Common stock, $0.01 par value; 150,000,000 shares authorized;            
  56,245,065 shares issued; 46,604,276 shares outstanding at            
   March 31, 2018 and 45,992,366 shares outstanding at            
   June 30, 2017.     562       562  
Additional paid-in capital     513,679       512,337  
Unallocated common stock held by the employee stock            
  ownership plan     (16,981 )     (18,407 )
Non-vested restricted stock awards     (201 )     (458 )
Treasury stock, at cost; 9,640,789 shares at March 31, 2018 and            
  10,252,699 shares at June 30, 2017.     (129,600 )     (136,517 )
Retained earnings     177,461       198,186  
Accumulated other comprehensive income, net of tax     9,712       3,520  
  Total stockholders' equity     554,632       559,223  
               
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity   $ 4,142,185     $ 4,137,684  
               


 
Oritani Financial Corp. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Income
Three and Nine Months Ended March 31, 2018 and 2017
(In thousands, except share data)
                           
        Three months ended     Nine months ended
        March 31,     March 31,
        2018   2017     2018     2017
          unaudited     unaudited
Interest income:                      
  Loans   $ 35,398   $ 34,407   $ 107,126   $ 99,515
  Dividends on FHLB stock   432     469     1,368     1,343
  Securities available for sale   284     799     1,237     2,451
  Securities held to maturity   1,419     909     3,663     2,583
  Federal funds sold and short-term investments   28     2     139     5
    Total Interest Income   37,561     36,586     113,533     105,897
                           
Interest expense:                      
  Deposits     7,887     6,244     23,028     17,947
  Borrowings     2,721     3,547     8,300     9,626
    Total interest expense   10,608     9,791     31,328     27,573
                           
    Net interest income before provision for loan losses   26,953     26,795     82,205     78,324
                           
Provision for loan losses   —      —      —      — 
    Net interest income after provision for loan losses   26,953     26,795     82,205     78,324
                           
Other income:                      
  Service charges     302     235     799     664
  Net income from investments in real estate joint ventures   —      193     —      769
  Bank-owned life insurance   603     634     1,879     1,979
  Net gain (loss) on sale of assets   —      20,621     (2 )   20,621
  Net loss on sale of securities   —      —      (324 )   — 
  Other income     74     87     221     249
    Total other income   979     21,770     2,573     24,282
                           
Other expenses:                      
  Compensation, payroll taxes and fringe benefits   6,627     6,801     20,666     22,366
  Advertising     143     143     428     358
  Office occupancy and equipment expense   862     834     2,391     2,415
  Data processing service fees   499     538     1,463     1,641
  Federal insurance premiums   300     300     900     1,050
  Other expenses     1,329     1,306     3,637     3,489
    Total other expenses   9,760     9,922     29,485     31,319
                           
    Income before income tax expense   18,172     38,643     55,293     71,287
Income tax expense     4,747     14,377     25,902     25,034
    Net income   $ 13,425   $ 24,266   $ 29,391     46,253
                           
                           
Income per basic common share $   0.30   $   0.56   $   0.67   $   1.07
Income per diluted common share $   0.30   $   0.54   $   0.65   $   1.04
                           

For further information contact:
Kevin J. Lynch
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Oritani Financial Corp.
(201) 664-5400

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