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Oritani Financial Corp. Reports Annual Earnings and Dividend

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TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON, N.J., July 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oritani Financial Corp. (the "Company" or "Oritani") (NASDAQ:ORIT), the holding company for Oritani Bank (the "Bank"), reported net income of $13.5 million, or $0.30 per basic and diluted common share, for the three months ended June 30, 2018, and $42.9 million, or $0.97 per basic (and $0.95 diluted) common share, for the twelve months ended June 30, 2018.  Net income was $2.9 million, or $0.07 per basic (and $0.06 diluted) common share, for the three months ended June 30, 2017, and $49.1 million, or $1.14 per basic (and $1.10 diluted) common share, for the twelve months ended June 30, 2017. 

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 August 3, 2018 and the payment date will be August 17, 2018. 

"I am pleased to report the close of another favorable fiscal year for Oritani," said Kevin J. Lynch, the Company's Chairman, President and CEO. "The year presented acute challenges regarding growth and we did not achieve results that comport to our historical level of loan and deposit balance expansion." Mr. Lynch continued: "However, our income remains exceptionally strong and we are poised to continue to deliver outstanding results."

Comparison of Operating Results for the Periods Ended June 30, 2018 and 2017

Net Income.  Net income increased $10.6 million to $13.5 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, from $2.9 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.  Net income decreased $6.3 million to $42.9 million for the twelve months ended June 30, 2018, from $49.1 million for the corresponding 2017 period.  Results for the twelve months ended June 30, 2018 were impacted by the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" (the "Act") that was signed into law on December 22, 2017.  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 and included in the results for the twelve months ended June 30, 2018.  Results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017 were negatively impacted by a balance sheet restructure with an after tax cost of $13.9 million.  Results for the twelve months ended June 30, 2017 were also impacted by the balance sheet restructure cost as well as the sale of the Company's last remaining investment in real estate joint ventures.  The resulting pretax gain on this sale was $20.9 million. 

Total Interest Income.  The components of interest income for the three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, changed as follows:

      Three Months Ended June 30,   Increase / (decrease)
        2018       2017         Average    
      Income   Yield   Income   Yield   Income   Balance   Yield
                                                 
      (Dollars in thousands)
Interest on loans   $ 36,925   4.15 %   $ 34,452   3.90 %   $ 2,473     $ 23,838     0.25 %
Dividends on FHLB stock     420   6.30 %     491   5.55 %     (71 )     (8,749 )   0.75 %
Interest on securities AFS     267   2.28 %     703   1.79 %     (436 )     (109,808 )   0.49 %
Interest on securities HTM     1,665   2.16 %     917   1.88 %     748       113,341     0.28 %
Interest on federal funds sold                          
and short term investments     16   1.49 %     2   1.04 %     14       3,513     0.45 %
  Total interest income   $ 39,293   3.98 %   $ 36,565   3.73 %   $ 2,728     $ 22,135     0.25 %
                               

The Company's primary strategic business objective remains the organic growth of multifamily and commercial real estate loans.  However, the Company encountered significant obstacles in the execution of this strategy in fiscal 2018.  The most noteworthy hindrance was, and remains, competitor loan terms and pricing.  This factor directly influenced the Company's lower level of loan volume and elevated level of prepayments.  While Oritani has historically not been particularly competitive on loan structures with a fixed period greater than five years, Oritani has been very competitive on loan structures with a fixed period of five years or less.  In fiscal 2018, Oritani's metrics for pricing such loans resulted in rates that were higher than those of some competitors.  The Board and management ultimately determined that matching competitor rates presented undue risk to our future profitability and were willing to accept lower originations and higher prepayments.  The Company is poised to return to historical levels when market conditions improve.  As a result, the average balance of the loan portfolio only increased $23.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018 versus the comparable 2017 period.  Loan originations, purchases and payments totaled $121.7 million, $16.5 million and $163.3 million, respectively, for the three months ended June 30, 2018.  This compares to loan originations and payments of $108.1 million and $73.1 million, respectively, for the comparable 2017 period.  There were no loan purchases in the 2017 period.

The yield on the loan portfolio increased 25 basis points (including prepayment penalties) and 7 basis points (excluding prepayment penalties) for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 versus the comparable 2017 period.  Prepayment penalties totaled $1.8 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 versus $236,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.  Prepayment penalties boosted annualized loan yield by 21 basis points in the 2018 period versus 3 basis points in the 2017 period. 

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 $109.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018 versus the comparable 2017 period, while the average balance of securities held to maturity increased $113.3 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 twelve months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, changed as follows:

      Twelve Months Ended June 30,   Increase / (decrease)
        2018       2017         Average    
      Income   Yield   Income   Yield   Income   Balance   Yield
                                                 
      (Dollars in thousands)
Interest on loans   $ 144,051   4.05 %   $ 133,967   3.99 %   $ 10,084     $ 201,405     0.06 %
Dividends on FHLB stock     1,788   6.55 %     1,834   5.19 %     (46 )     (8,021 )   1.36 %
Interest on securities AFS     1,504   2.14 %     3,154   1.85 %     (1,650 )     (100,278 )   0.29 %
Interest on securities HTM     5,328   2.00 %     3,500   1.86 %     1,828       78,458     0.14 %
Interest on federal funds sold                          
and short term investments     155   1.34 %     7   0.73 %     148       10,600     0.61 %
  Total interest income   $ 152,826   3.88 %   $ 142,462   3.80 %   $ 10,364     $ 182,164     0.08 %
                               

The explanations for changes described above for the three-month period are also largely applicable to the twelve-month period.  However, the average balance of the loan portfolio increased $201.4 million, or 6.0%, for the twelve months ended June 30, 2018 versus the comparable 2017 period.  The growth is more pronounced when measured on a 12 month basis because of the nature of the calculation.  When period end balances are utilized, loans, net decreased $25.8 million to $3.54 billion at June 30, 2018, from $3.57 billion at June 30, 2017.  Loan originations, purchases and payments for the twelve months ended June 30, 2018 totaled $470.7 million, $69.2 million and $566.8 million, respectively.  Loan originations, purchases and payments for the twelve months ended June 30, 2017 totaled $732.0 million, $65.9 million and $365.4 million, respectively.  Prepayment penalties totaled $5.3 million for the twelve months ended June 30, 2018 and $2.9 million for the twelve months ended June 30, 2017.  Prepayment penalties boosted annualized loan yield by 15 basis points in the 2018 period versus 9 basis points in the 2017 period. 

Total Interest Expense. The components of interest expense for the three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, changed as follows:

      Three Months Ended June 30, Increase / (decrease)
        2018     2017     Average  
      Expense Cost Expense Cost Expense Balance Cost
      (Dollars in thousands)
Savings deposits   $ 131 0.28 % $ 100 0.23 % $ 31   $ 12,578   0.05 %
Money market     2,093 1.08 %   2,094 1.11 %   (1)     17,843   (0.03) %
Checking accounts     1,580 0.83 %   926 0.51 %   654     28,168   0.32 %
Time deposits     4,792 1.56 %   3,604 1.33 %   1,188     139,690   0.23 %
Total deposits     8,596 1.17 %   6,724 0.98 %   1,872     198,279   0.19 %
Borrowings     2,976 2.20 %   3,554 2.00 %   (578)     (170,008)   0.20 %
  Total interest expense   $ 11,572 1.33 % $ 10,278 1.19 % $ 1,294   $ 28,271   0.14 %
                   

Strong deposit growth remains a strategic objective of the Company.  As detailed above, the average balance of deposits increased $198.3 million, or 7.2%, for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 versus the comparable 2017 period.  Recently, achieving deposit growth has been more challenging as illustrated by a linked quarter comparison.  The balance of deposits decreased $39.3 million and $8.4 million when measured versus the period end and quarterly average balances at March 31, 2018, respectively.  The overall cost of deposits increased 19 basis points for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 versus the comparable 2017 period.  The increase is primarily due to market pressures.  The cost of checking accounts increased significantly over the quarter ended June 30, 2018.  This category includes the majority of our municipal deposits.  It was necessary to adjust the rates paid on these funds in order to maintain balances.  On a linked quarter basis, the cost of deposits increased 10 basis points.  Market pressures are expected to continue to increase the cost of deposits.

The average balance of borrowings decreased $170.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018 versus the comparable 2017 period, while the cost increased 20 basis points.  The increase in the average balance of deposits allowed the Company to reduce borrowings.  The cost of borrowings has 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,  which has contributed to the overall increase in cost of borrowings.  In addition, the increased cost of new longer term borrowings also contributed to the cost increase.  On a linked quarter basis, the average balance of borrowings increased $15.6 million and the cost of borrowings increased 13 basis points.

The components of interest expense for the twelve months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, changed as follows:

      Twelve Months Ended June 30, Increase / (decrease)
        2018     2017     Average  
      Expense Cost Expense Cost Expense Balance Cost
      (Dollars in thousands)
Savings deposits   $ 455 0.25 % $ 391 0.23 % $ 64   $ 11,003   0.02 %
Money market     9,038 1.10 %   7,742 1.05 %   1,296     81,235   0.05 %
Checking accounts     4,955 0.66 %   3,015 0.46 %   1,940     91,486   0.20 %
Time deposits     17,176 1.45 %   13,523 1.33 %   3,653     165,307   0.12 %
Total deposits     31,624 1.08 %   24,671 0.95 %   6,953     349,031   0.13 %
Borrowings     11,276 2.08 %   13,180 1.83 %   (1,904)     (176,357)   0.25 %
  Total interest expense   $ 42,900 1.23 % $ 37,851 1.14 % $ 5,049   $ 172,674   0.09 %
                   

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

Net Interest Income Before Provision for Loan Losses. Net interest income increased by $1.4 million to $27.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018, from $26.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017.  Net interest income increased by $5.3 million to $109.9 million for the twelve months ended June 30, 2018, from $104.6 million for the twelve months ended June 30, 2017.  The Company's net interest income, spread and margin over the period are detailed in the chart below.

  Net Interest
Income
Before
Prepayment
Penalty
  Net Interest
Income
Before
Provision
Excluding
Prepayment

Including Prepayment 
Penalties
Excluding
Prepayment Penalties
Quarter Ended Provision Income   Penalties Spread Margin Spread Margin
                               
  (dollars in thousands)
June 30, 2018 $ 27,721 $ 1,836   $ 25,885 2.65 % 2.81 % 2.47 % 2.63 %
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 %

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 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 including: the flattening treasury yield curve, modifications of loans within the existing loan portfolio, prepayments of higher yielding loans and investments, and increased funding costs.  The Company executed a balance sheet restructuring partially to counter a portion of the spread and margin compression resulting from these factors.  Expansion of spread and margin was realized during the quarter ended June 30, 2018 but the expansion is due to increased prepayment penalty income.  Absent prepayment penalties, spread and margin compressed during the period.  This was primarily attributable to the increased cost of liabilities.  The yield on the loan portfolio, absent prepayment penalties, increased 4 basis points on a linked quarter basis.

The Company's net interest income and net interest rate spread were both negatively impacted in most periods due to the reversal of accrued interest income on loans delinquent more than 90 days.  The total of such income reversed was $198,000 for the twelve months ended June 30, 2018, and $19,000 and $283,000 for the three and twelve months ended June 30, 2017, respectively.  Net interest income and spread were positively impacted by the net recognition of $11,000 of interest income on nonaccrual loans for the three months ended June 30, 2018. 

Provision for Loan Losses.  The Company recorded no provision for loan losses for the three and twelve months ended June 30, 2018 and June 30, 2017.  A rollforward of the allowance for loan losses for the three and twelve months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017 is presented below:

  Three months ended   Twelve months ended
  June 30,   June 30,
    2018       2017       2018       2017  
                               
  (Dollars in thousands)
Balance at beginning of period $30,473     $29,877     $30,272     $29,951  
Provisions charged to operations   -       -       -       -  
Recoveries of loans previously charged off   89       407       407       409  
Loans charged off   -       12       117       88  
Balance at end of period $30,562     $30,272     $30,562     $30,272  
               
Allowance for loan losses to total loans   0.85%       0.84%       0.85%       0.84%  
Net charge-offs (annualized) to average              
loans outstanding   (0.01)%       (0.05)%       (0.01)%       (0.01)%  

Delinquency and non-performing asset information is provided below:

  6/30/2018   3/31/2018   12/31/2017   9/30/2017   6/30/2017
  Dollars in thousands
Delinquency Totals                  
30 - 59 days past due $ 5,253     $ 9,772     $ 3,166     $ 987     $ 1,374  
60 - 89 days past due   171       472       142       1,656       1,571  
Nonaccrual   7,877       11,887       14,489       9,906       10,223  
Total $ 13,301     $ 22,131     $ 17,797     $ 12,549     $ 13,168  
                   
Non Performing Asset Totals                  
Nonaccrual loans, per above $ 7,877     $ 11,887     $ 14,489     $ 9,906     $ 10,223  
Real Estate Owned   1,564       636       -       -       140  
Total $ 9,441     $ 12,523     $ 14,489     $ 9,906     $ 10,363  
                   
Nonaccrual loans to total loans   0.22%       0.33%       0.40%       0.28%       0.28%  
Delinquent loans to total loans   0.37%       0.61%       0.49%       0.35%       0.37%  
Non performing assets to total assets   0.23%       0.30%       0.35%       0.24%       0.25%  

Delinquent loan and non-performing asset totals continue to illustrate minimal credit issues at the Company.

Other IncomeOther income increased $8.3 million to $1.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018, from a net loss of $7.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017.   A net loss on termination of derivatives of $7.7 million and a loss on the sale of securities of $826,000 were incurred in the 2017 period in conjunction with the balance sheet restructure.

Other income decreased $13.4 million to $3.6 million for the twelve months ended June 30, 2018 from $17.0 million for the twelve months ended June 30, 2017.  While the 2017 period included the losses mentioned above, it also included a $20.9 million gain on the sale of a real estate joint venture.

Other ExpensesOther expenses decreased $4.7 million to $10.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018, from $14.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017.  Expenses for the 2017 period were elevated as the Company incurred $5.2 million of prepayment penalties regarding the prepayment of FHLB advances in connection with a balance sheet restructure.  Compensation, payroll taxes and fringe benefits decreased $630,000 to $5.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018, from $6.5 million for the three months ended June 30, 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 $6.5 million to $39.5 million for the twelve months ended June 30, 2018, from $46.0 million for the twelve months ended June 30, 2017.  The 2017 period was also impacted by the $5.2 million of prepayment penalties described above.  Compensation, payroll taxes and fringe benefits decreased $2.3 million to $26.5 million for the twelve months ended June 30, 2018, from $28.9 million for the twelve months ended June 30, 2017.   Compensation, payroll taxes and fringe benefits were also affected in the twelve-month period by the items described above for the three-month period.  The decrease was more pronounced in the twelve-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 $950,000 and $1.2 million for the three and twelve months ended June 30, 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 continues to expect 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 twelve-month periods ended June 30, 2018 was $5.2 million and $31.1 million, respectively, resulting in effective tax rates of 27.9% and 42.0%, respectively.  The effective rate for the twelve-month period was elevated due to adjustments that were necessitated by the Act.  The effective federal tax rate prospectively is expected to be approximately 21.0%.  The effective state rate prospectively is expected to increase due to recent legislation regarding New Jersey corporate taxes.  An analysis of the legislative changes and the impact to the Company is being performed and will effect the September 2018 quarter.   Income tax expense for the three and twelve-month periods ended June 30, 2017 was $1.3 million (effective rate of 31.8%) and $26.4 million (effective rate of 34.9%), respectively.  The effective tax rates for all periods were impacted by the amount of excess tax benefit associated with the exercise or vesting of stock awards that occurred during the period.

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

Total Assets.  Total assets were relatively flat, increasing $29.4 million to $4.17 billion at June 30, 2018, from $4.14 billion at June 30, 2017. 

Cash and Cash Equivalents. Cash and cash equivalents (which include fed funds and short-term investments) increased $1.3 million to $34.8 million at June 30, 2018, from $33.6 million at June 30, 2017.

Net Loans.  Loans, net decreased $25.8 million to $3.54 billion at June 30, 2018, from $3.57 billion at June 30, 2017.  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 $53.2 million to $44.7 million at June 30, 2018, from $97.9 million at June 30, 2017.  The decrease is primarily due to the sale of $29.5 million 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 were purchased in the 2018 fiscal year.

Securities held to maturity.  Securities HTM increased $95.7 million to $335.4 million at June 30, 2018, from $239.6 million at June 30, 2017.  The increase is primarily due to purchases of $145.0 million exceeding principal payments.

Federal Home Loan Bank of New York ("FHLB") stock.  FHLB stock decreased $2.1 million to $30.4 million at June 30, 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.

Deferred Tax Assets.  Deferred tax assets decreased $11.8 million to $25.9 million at June 30, 2018, from $37.7 million at June 30, 2017.  The reduction is primarily due to the revaluation of deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities necessitated by the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" in order to reflect the future impact of lower corporate tax rates on these deferred amounts.

Other Assets.  Other assets increased $21.2 million to $30.3 million at June 30, 2018, from $9.0 million at June 30, 2017.  The increase is primarily due to the increase in fair value of the derivative portfolio.

Deposits.  Deposits increased $58.7 million to $2.92 billion at June 30, 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 $45.7 million to $596.4 million at June 30, 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 increased $123,000 to $559.3 million at June 30, 2018, from $559.2 million at June 30, 2017.  The increase was primarily due to net income, the release of treasury shares in conjunction with stock option exercises and the release of ESOP shares partially offset by dividends paid.  The dividends paid include regular quarterly dividends of $0.25 per share paid on May 18, 2018 and 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 June 30, 2018 closing price of $16.20 per share, the Company stock was trading at 135.0% 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)
           
  June 30,   June 30,
Assets 2018
  2017
  (unaudited)
  (audited)
Cash on hand and in banks $ 23,613     $ 33,252  
Federal funds sold and short term investments   11,235       326  
Cash and cash equivalents   34,848       33,578  
           
Loans, net   3,540,903       3,566,703  
Securities available for sale, at fair value   44,691       97,930  
Securities held to maturity,          
fair value of $326,511 and $237,204, respectively.   335,374       239,631  
Bank Owned Life Insurance (at cash surrender value)   98,438       95,946  
Federal Home Loan Bank of New York stock ("FHLB"), at cost   30,365       32,504  
Accrued interest receivable   11,261       10,620  
Real estate owned   1,564       140  
Office properties and equipment, net   13,455       13,909  
Deferred tax assets   25,864       37,693  
Other assets   30,276       9,030  
Total Assets $ 4,167,039     $ 4,137,684  
           
Liabilities          
Deposits $ 2,915,128     $ 2,856,478  
Borrowings   596,372       642,059  
Advance payments by borrowers for taxes and          
insurance   24,169       23,496  
Official checks outstanding   5,454       4,423  
Other liabilities   66,570       52,005  
Total liabilities   3,607,693       3,578,461  
           
Stockholders' Equity          
Common stock, $0.01 par value; 150,000,000 shares authorized;          
56,245,065 shares issued; 46,616,646 shares outstanding at          
June 30, 2018 and 45,992,366 shares outstanding at          
June 30, 2017.   562       562  
Additional paid-in capital   514,002       512,337  
Unallocated common stock held by the employee stock          
ownership plan   (16,631)       (18,407)  
Non-vested restricted stock awards   (176)       (458)  
Treasury stock, at cost; 9,628,419 shares at June 30, 2018 and          
10,252,699 shares at June 30, 2017.   (129,433)       (136,517)  
Retained earnings   179,799       198,186  
Accumulated other comprehensive income, net of tax   11,223       3,520  
Total stockholders' equity   559,346       559,223  
           
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $ 4,167,039     $ 4,137,684  
               


Oritani Financial Corp. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Income
Three  and Twelve Months Ended June 30, 2018 and 2017
(In thousands, except share data)
                     
  Three months ended     Twelve months ended
  June 30,     June 30,
  2018   2017       2018     2017  
                           
    unaudited     unaudited
Interest income:                    
Loans $ 36,925   $ 34,452     $ 144,051   $ 133,967  
Dividends on FHLB stock   420     491       1,788     1,834  
Securities available for sale   267     703       1,504     3,154  
Securities held to maturity   1,665     917       5,328     3,500  
Federal funds sold and short term investments   16     2       155     7  
Total Interest Income   39,293     36,565       152,826     142,462  
                     
Interest expense:                    
Deposits   8,596     6,724       31,624     24,671  
Borrowings   2,976     3,554       11,276     13,180  
Total interest expense   11,572     10,278       42,900     37,851  
                     
Net interest income before provision for loan losses   27,721     26,287       109,926     104,611  
                     
Provision for loan losses                  
Net interest income after provision for loan losses   27,721     26,287       109,926     104,611  
                     
Other income:                    
Service charges   320     217       1,119     881  
Net income from investments in real estate joint ventures                 769  
Bank-owned life insurance   613     639       2,492     2,618  
Net  gain  (loss) on sale of assets       235       (2)     20,856  
Net loss on sale of securities       (826)       (324)     (826)  
Derivatives termination cost, net       (7,670)           (7,670)  
Other income   82     84       303     333  
Total other income   1,015     (7,321)       3,588     16,961  
                     
Other expenses:                    
Compensation, payroll taxes and fringe benefits   5,866     6,496       26,532     28,862  
Advertising   143     144       571     502  
Office occupancy and equipment expense   804     763       3,195     3,178  
Data processing service fees   566     572       2,029     2,213  
Federal insurance premiums   300     300       1,200     1,350  
FHLBNY prepayment penalties       5,169           5,169  
Other expenses   2,340     1,283       5,977     4,772  
Total other expenses   10,019     14,727       39,504     46,046  
                     
Income before income tax expense   18,717     4,239       74,010     75,526  
Income tax  expense   5,214     1,348       31,116     26,382  
Net  income $ 13,503   $ 2,891     $ 42,894     49,144  
                     
                     
Income per basic  common share $ 0.30   $ 0.07     $ 0.97   $ 1.14  
Income per diluted common share $ 0.30   $ 0.06     $ 0.95   $ 1.10  
                           

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

 

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