Lakeland Financial Reports Record First Quarter 2021 Performance

WARSAW, Ind., April 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lakeland Financial Corporation (Nasdaq Global Select/LKFN), parent company of Lake City Bank, today reported record quarterly net income of $23.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021, an increase of 33% versus $17.3 million for the first quarter of 2020. Diluted earnings per share increased 34% to $0.90 for the first quarter of 2021, versus $0.67 for the first quarter of 2020. On a linked quarter basis, net income decreased $1.6 million, or 7%, from the fourth quarter of 2020, in which the company had net income of $24.6 million, or $0.97, diluted earnings per share. Pretax pre-provision earnings1 were $29.5 million for the first quarter of 2021, an increase of 7%, or $1.9 million, from $27.5 million for the first quarter of 2020. On a linked quarter basis, pretax pre-provision earnings decreased 7%, or $2.1 million, from $31.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2020.

David M. Findlay, President and Chief Executive Officer stated, “As we look back on the last year, we are immensely proud of our performance, both financially and operationally. With first quarter record net income, we continue to move through the challenging environment with strong financial results. Operationally, we continue to take care of our clients in our Indiana communities. During the quarter we were excited to reopen our branch lobbies to an enthusiastic response from our clients. And it was good to see them. We also took the next step in our unwavering focus on delivering technology-driven solutions to our clients with the roll out of Lake City Bank Digital, our next generation digital platform for retail and commercial banking clients.”

Financial Performance – First Quarter 2021

First Quarter 2021 versus First Quarter 2020 highlights:

  • Return on average equity of 14.27%, compared to 11.51%
  • Return on average assets of 1.58%, compared to 1.40%
  • Loan growth of $389 million, or 10%
    • Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $397 million outstanding
    • Average loan growth, excluding PPP loans, of $105 million, or 3%
  • Core deposit growth of $1.0 billion, or 25%
    • Noninterest bearing demand deposit account growth of $546 million, or 52%
  • Net interest income increase of $4.8 million, or 12%
  • Noninterest income increase of $1.8 million, or 17%
  • Revenue growth of $6.6 million, or 13%
  • Noninterest expense increase of $4.7, or 21%
  • Pretax pre-provision earnings1 increase of $1.9 million, or 7%
  • Provision for credit losses2 of $1.5 million compared to $6.6 million, a decrease of $5.1 million
  • Average total equity increase of $49 million, or 8%

First Quarter 2021 versus Fourth Quarter 2020 highlights:

  • Return on average equity of 14.27%, compared to 15.18%
  • Return on average assets of 1.58%, compared to 1.70%
  • Average loan growth, excluding PPP loans, of $50 million, or 1%
  • Core deposit growth of $198 million, or 4%
  • Net interest income decrease of $1.0 million, or 2%
  • Noninterest income increase of $775,000, or 7%
  • Provision for credit losses2 of $1.5 million compared to $920,000, an increase of $557,000
  • Noninterest expense increase of $1.8 million, or 7%
  • Average total equity increase of $8.7 million, or 1%

Return on average total equity for the first quarter of 2021 was 14.27%, compared to 11.51% in the first quarter of 2020 and 15.18% in the linked fourth quarter of 2020. Return on average assets for the first quarter of 2021 was 1.58%, compared to 1.40% in the first quarter of 2020 and 1.70% in the linked fourth quarter of 2020. The company’s total capital as a percent of risk-weighted assets was 15.20% at March 31, 2021, compared to 14.23% at March 31, 2020 and 14.65% at December 31, 2020. The company’s tangible common equity to tangible assets ratio1 was 10.77% at March 31, 2021, compared to 11.99% at March 31, 2020 and 11.21% at December 31, 2020.

As announced on April 13, 2021, the board of directors approved a cash dividend for the first quarter of $0.34 per share, payable on May 5, 2021, to shareholders of record as of April 25, 2021. The first quarter dividend per share of $0.34 is unchanged from the dividend per share paid for the fourth quarter of 2020.

Findlay added, “Our exceptional capital strength has represented a strong foundation as we have navigated the uncertainty of the past year. Our balance sheet is well positioned for future growth and we’re looking forward to a more normalized environment to continue our focus on doing what we do best and that is to grow our balance sheet through organic loan opportunities in all of our markets. Our strong capital position has also provided the ability to consistently grow dividends for our shareholders over a long period of time.”

During the first quarter of 2020, the company repurchased 289,101 shares of its common stock for $10 million at a weighted average price per share of $34.63. Share repurchases under the repurchase plan were suspended in March with $20 million of authorization remaining available under the plan. No shares were repurchased under the plan during the remainder of 2020, and the share repurchase program expired on January 21, 2021. On April 13, 2021, the company’s board of directors reauthorized and extended the share repurchase program through April 30, 2023. Under the program the company is authorized to repurchase, from time to time as the company deems appropriate, shares of the company’s common stock with an aggregate purchase price of up to $30 million.

Average total loans for the first quarter of 2021 were $4.57 billion, an increase of $508.1 million, or 13%, versus $4.06 billion for the first quarter 2020. Average PPP loans were $402.7 million during the first quarter 2021. Excluding PPP loans, average loans were $4.16 billion compared to $4.06 billion for the first quarter of 2020, an increase of $105.3 million, or 3%. On a linked quarter basis, average total loans decreased $50.7 million, or 1%, from $4.62 billion for the fourth quarter of 2020 due to seasonal pay downs of agriculture loans. Average loans excluding PPP loans increased by $49.6 million, or 1%, on a linked quarter basis.

Findlay commented, “We are pleased to have supported the Paycheck Protection Program as it has truly made a difference for many of our clients as they have navigated the challenges of the last year. Clearly, the environment of the last year has negatively impacted overall loan growth. With commercial line utilization at a historic low of 39% due to excess liquidity available on our customer’s balance sheets, we are eager for an opportunity to return to a more normalized in-person relationship with our clients.”

Total loans outstanding grew $388.9 million, or 10%, from $4.09 billion as of March 31, 2020 to $4.47 billion as of March 31, 2021. PPP loans outstanding were $396.7 million as of March 31, 2021. Total loans excluding PPP loans decreased by $7.8 million, as of March 31, 2021 as compared to March 31, 2020. On a linked quarter basis, total loans excluding PPP loans were $4.08 billion as of March 31, 2021, a decrease of $159.2 million, or 4%, as compared to the fourth quarter of 2020.

Average total deposits were $5.11 billion for the first quarter of 2021, an increase of $902.9 million, or 21%, versus $4.20 billion for the first quarter of 2020. On a linked quarter basis, average total deposits increased by $147.6 million, or 3%. Total deposits grew $948.3 million, or 22%, from $4.28 billion as of March 31, 2020 to $5.23 billion as of March 31, 2021. On a linked quarter basis, total deposits increased by $193.2 million, or 4%, from $5.04 billion as of December 31, 2020.

Importantly, core deposits, which exclude brokered deposits, increased $1.05 billion, or 25%, from $4.17 billion at March 31, 2020 to $5.22 billion at March 31, 2021. This increase was due to growth in commercial deposits of $625.5 million, or 45%; growth in retail deposits of $350.6 million, or 21%; and growth in public fund deposits of $71.7 million, or 6%. On a linked quarter basis core deposits increased by $198.2 million, or 4%, at March 31, 2021 as compared to December 31, 2020. PPP loan proceeds to borrowers and an additional round of economic impact payments to consumer customers continued to impact the increase in deposits during the quarter as proceeds were deposited into borrower and consumer checking accounts at the bank.

Findlay noted, “The growth in our core demand deposit accounts over the last year has been extraordinary. Commercial demand deposit balances have grown by 52% and retail demand deposit balances have grown by 64% when compared to balances a year ago. We are in relatively unchartered territory with this type of demand deposit growth, and while we expect this liquidity to abate over time, we are managing our balance sheet liquidity carefully as we anticipate loan demand to return to more normalized levels in the future. On an interim basis, we have deployed nearly $350 million of this excess liquidity through our investment portfolio.”

The company’s net interest margin decreased 16 basis points to 3.19% for the first quarter of 2021 compared to 3.35% for the first quarter of 2020. The lower margin in the first quarter of 2021 as compared to the prior year period was due to lower yields on loans and securities, partially offset by a lower cost of funds. The decline in net interest margin resulted from the Federal Reserve Bank decreases in the target Federal Funds Rate by 150 basis points during 2020, which brought the Federal Funds Rate back to the zero-bound range of 0.00% to 0.25%. The first quarter net interest margin was impacted by the lower yield on the PPP loan portfolio and excess liquidity on the balance sheet, offset by fees earned as a result of PPP loan forgiveness. The company’s net interest margin excluding PPP loans was 13 basis points lower at 3.06% and reflects a 29 basis point decline from 3.35% the first quarter of 2020. Linked quarter net interest margin excluding PPP loans decreased by 6 basis points compared to 3.12% for the fourth quarter of 2020 due to declining earning asset yields offset by lower cost of funds.

“We’ve aggressively managed our cost of deposits from the very beginning of the challenging COVID-19 environment. We’ve lowered our cost of deposits to historical lows and have eliminated nearly all of our non-core deposits. We’ve also worked to strengthen our earning asset yield with the reintroduction of floors on commercial loan relationships and some strategic repositioning within our investment portfolio,” Findlay further commented.

Net interest income increased by $4.8 million, or 12%, for the three months ended March 31, 2021 as compared to the three months ended March 31, 2020. On a linked quarter basis, net interest income decreased $1.0 million, or 2%, from the fourth quarter of 2020. PPP loan income was $5.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021, compared to $6.5 million during the fourth quarter of 2020.

The company adopted CECL during the first quarter of 2021, effective January 1, 2021. The day one impact of adoption was an increase in the allowance for credit losses2 of $9.1 million, with an offset, net of taxes, to beginning stockholders’ equity. The company recorded a provision for credit losses2 of $1.5 million in the first quarter of 2021, compared to $6.6 million in the first quarter of 2020, a decrease of $5.1 million. On a linked quarter basis, the provision2 increased by $557,000 from $920,000 in the fourth quarter of 2020. The higher provision2 in the first quarter of 2020 was driven by potential negative impacts on the company’s borrowers from the economic conditions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The company’s credit loss reserve to total loans2 was 1.61% at March 31, 2021 versus 1.31% at March 31, 2020 and 1.32% at December 31, 2020. The company’s credit loss reserve2 to total loans excluding PPP loans1 was 1.76% at March 31, 2021 versus 1.31% at March 31, 2020 and 1.45% at December 31, 2020. PPP loans are guaranteed by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) and have not been allocated for within the allowance for credit losses2.

Findlay added, “The allowance for credit losses has increased by $10 million in 2021 and reflects the Implementation of CECL. We’re confident that our reserve position represents a conservative position and are encouraged by the stability of our asset quality metrics. The credit cycle has not been nearly as negative as many of us expected during the last year and we are comfortable with the current levels of our reserve.”

Net charge offs in the first quarter of 2021 were $90,000 versus net charge-offs of $3.6 million in the first quarter of 2020 and net charge offs of $259,000 during the linked fourth quarter of 2020. Annualized net charge offs to average loans were 0.01% for the first quarter of 2021 versus 0.36% for the first quarter of 2020, and 0.02% for the linked fourth quarter of 2020.

Nonperforming assets decreased $2.1 million, or 15%, to $12.2 million as of March 31, 2021 versus $14.3 million as of March 31, 2020. On a linked quarter basis, nonperforming assets decreased $235,000, or 2%, versus the $12.4 million reported as of December 31, 2020. The ratio of nonperforming assets to total assets at March 31, 2021 decreased to 0.20% from 0.28% at March 31, 2020 and decreased from 0.21% at December 31, 2020 on a linked quarter basis. Total individually analyzed and watch list loans increased by $87.5 million, or 48%, to $271.3 million at March 31, 2021 versus $183.8 million as of March 31, 2020. On a linked quarter basis, total individually analyzed and watch list loans decreased by $14.8 million, or 5%, from $286.1 million at December 31, 2020. The decrease in total individually analyzed and watch list loans was due primarily to a decrease in non-individually analyzed watch list credits. Individually analyzed watch list loans decreased by $2.8 million, or 12%, to $20.1 million at March 31, 2021 versus $22.9 million at March 31, 2020. On a linked quarter basis, individually analyzed watch list loans decreased by $28,000, from $20.2 million at December 31, 2020.

The company’s noninterest income increased $1.8 million, or 17%, to $12.6 million for the first quarter of 2021, compared to $10.8 million for the first quarter of 2020. Noninterest income was positively impacted by a $1.0 million increase in bank owned life insurance income primarily due to a variable bank owned life insurance product that contains equity-based investments. In addition, mortgage banking income increased $787,000, or 134%; loan and service fees increased $368,000, or 15%; and wealth advisory fees increased $319,000, or 17%. Net securities gains increased $753,000 due to repositioning of the available-for-sale securities portfolio in response to the steepening yield curve during the quarter. Offsetting these increases were decreases of $810,000, or 48%, in other income driven by a credit valuation adjustment on interest rate swaps during the first quarter of 2020. In addition, interest rate swap fee income decreased $404,000, or 62%, and service charges on deposit accounts decreased $281,000, or 10%.

Noninterest income increased by $775,000, or 7%, on a linked quarter basis to $12.6 million. The linked quarter increase resulted primarily from an increase in net securities gains of $683,000, mortgage banking income of $407,000 and wealth advisory fees of $304,000. Offsetting these increases was a $735,000 decline in interest rate swap fee income during the quarter.

The company’s noninterest expense increased $4.7 million, or 21%, to $26.7 million in the first quarter of 2021, compared to $22.1 million in the first quarter of 2020. Salaries and employee benefits increased $2.8 million, or 24%, driven by higher incentive-based compensation expense and higher employee health insurance expense. Professional fees increased $730,000, or 64%, driven by higher legal expense and digital deconversion expenses as the company launched Lake City Bank Digital in March 2021. Data processing fees increased $437,000, or 15%, driven by the company’s continued investment in customer focused, technology-based solutions, such as the online PPP origination and forgiveness platform, and ongoing cybersecurity and data management enhancements. Corporate and business development expense increased $398,000, or 36%, due to higher business and community development expenditures.

On a linked quarter basis, noninterest expense increased by $1.8 million, or 7%, to $26.7 million. Corporate and business development expense increased $740,000 primarily due to higher community development expenses. Salaries and employee benefits increased by $668,000 due primarily to higher incentive-based compensation expenses and increased health insurance expense.

The company’s efficiency ratio was 47.6% for the first quarter of 2021, compared to 44.5% for the first quarter of 2020 and 44.1% for the linked fourth quarter of 2020.

1Non-GAAP financial measure – see “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures”
2Beginning January 1, 2021 calculation is based on the Current Expected Credit Loss methodology (CECL). Prior to January 1, 2021 calculation was based on the incurred loss methodology.

COVID-19 Crisis Management

The company reopened all its branch lobbies on March 15, 2021 for the first time since directing customers to its drive-thru facilities on November 18, 2020. Most company employees returned to the workplace in a Lake City Bank facility by April 12, 2021, with certain business units keeping a portion of employees in a remote workplace setting for business continuity purposes. The company invested in personal protective equipment, installed protective barriers and enhanced social distancing measures in order to prioritize the safety of bank customers and employees. The company will keep all safety protocols in place until it determines that the public health risks posed by COVID-19 no longer require them.

Active Management of Credit Risk

The company’s Commercial Banking and Credit Administration leadership continues to review and refine the list of industries that the company believes are most likely to be materially impacted by the potential economic impact resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The current assessment of impacted industries remains unchanged from year end 2020 and includes a smaller group of industries as compared to the initial list of potentially affected industries disclosed in the company’s earnings release for the first quarter of 2020. The current list of industries under review represents approximately 3.3%, or $138 million, of the company’s total loan portfolio versus $765 million, or 18.7%, as of April 27, 2020, excluding PPP loans. The following industries are included in the 3.3% along with their respective percentage of the loan portfolio: hotel and accommodations – 2.3%, entertainment and recreation – 0.6% and full-service restaurants – 0.4%. The company has no direct exposure to oil and gas and limited exposure to retail shopping centers.

The company’s commercial loan portfolio is highly diversified, and no industry sector represents more than 8% of the bank’s loan portfolio as of March 31, 2021. Agri-business and agricultural loans represented the highest specific industry concentration at 7% of total loans. The company’s Commercial Banking and Credit Administration teams continue to actively work with customers to understand their business challenges and credit needs during this time.

COVID-19 Related Loan Deferrals

As detailed below, loan deferrals peaked on June 17, 2020, at $737 million, which represented 16% of the total loan portfolio. As of March 31, 2021, total deferrals attributable to COVID-19 were $85 million, representing 26 borrowers, or 2% of the total loan portfolio. Total deferrals as of April 20, 2021 represented a decline in deferral balances of 88% from the peak levels. Of the $85 million, 19 were commercial loan borrowers representing $84 million in loans, or 2% of total commercial loans, and seven were retail loan borrowers representing $1 million, or 1% of total retail loans. All COVID-19 related loan deferrals remain on accrual status, as each deferral is evaluated individually, and management has determined that all contractual cashflows are collectable at this time.

As of April 20, 2021, Of the total commercial deferrals attributed to COVID-19, $14 million represented a first deferral action, $6 million represented a second deferral action, $40 million represented a third deferral action and $25 million represented a fourth deferral action. Two borrowers represented 89% of the fourth deferral population and were commercial real estate nonowner occupied loans supported by adequate collateral and personal guarantors and consist of loans to the hotel and accommodation industry. In accordance with Section 4013 of the CARES Act, these were not considered to be troubled debt restructurings.

The company’s retail loan portfolio is comprised of 1-4 family mortgage loans, home equity lines of credit and other direct and indirect installment loans. A third-party vendor manages the company’s retail and commercial credit card program and the company does not have any balance sheet exposure with respect to this program except for nominal recourse on limited commercial card accounts.

 
Total Loan Deferrals
 Peak   % change
 June 17, 2020December 31, 2020March 31, 2021April 20, 2021from Peak
Borrowers 487   49   26   26 -95%
Amount (In millions)$737  $101  $85  $85 -88%
% of Total Loan Portfolio 16%  2%  2%  2%NA
      
      
      
Total Commercial Deferrals
 Peak   % change
 June 17, 2020December 31, 2020March 31, 2021April 20, 2021from Peak
Borrowers 351   22   19   19 -95%
Amount (In millions)$730  $98  $84  $84 -88%
% of Commercial Loan Portfolio 18%  2%  2%  2%NA
      
      
      
Total Retail Deferrals
 Peak   % change
 June 17, 2020December 31, 2020March 31, 2021April 20, 2021from Peak
Borrowers 136   27   7   7 -95%
Amount (In millions)$7  $3  $1  $1 -86%
% of Retail Loan Portfolio 2%  1%  1%  1%NA
                 

Paycheck Protection Program

During the first quarter of 2021, the company funded PPP loans for its customers through the second round of the PPP program. In addition, the bank has continued processing forgiveness applications for PPP loans made during the first round of the PPP program. As of March 31, 2021, Lake City Bank had $396.7 million in PPP loans outstanding consisting of $258.7 million from PPP round one and $138.0 million from PPP round two. Most of the PPP loans are for existing customers and 55% of the number of PPP loans originated are for amounts less than $50,000. As of March 31, 2021, the SBA has approved forgiveness for $291.2 million in PPP loans originated during round one of the PPP program and the company has submitted forgiveness applications on behalf of customers in the amount of $189.3 million that were awaiting SBA approval.

 March 31, 2021
 Originated Forgiven Outstanding (1)
 NumberAmount NumberAmount NumberAmount
         
PPP Round 12,409 $570,500 1,858 $291,249 548 $258,678
PPP Round 2996  144,884 0  0 996  138,045
Total3,405  715,384 1,858  291,249 1,544  396,723
         
(1) Outstanding balance includes deferred loan origination fees, net of costs, and any loans repaid by borrowers.
         

“Our bankers continue to support our customers through our Fintech partnership providing a digital platform to access round 2 of Paycheck Protection Loans and for submitting forgiveness applications to the SBA. We have processed 1,078 of round two PPP loans with average balances of $145,000. Importantly, we have submitted 86% of the 2,409 loans originated in round one to the SBA for loan forgiveness,” Findlay added.

Liquidity Preparedness

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, the company has monitored liquidity preparedness. Critical to this effort has been the monitoring of commercial and retail borrowers’ line of credit utilization. The company’s commercial and retail line of credit utilization at March 31, 2021 was 39%, versus 48% at March 31, 2020 and 43% at December 31, 2020. The company has a long-standing liquidity plan in place that ensures that appropriate liquidity resources are available to fund the balance sheet.

Lakeland Financial Corporation is a $6.0 billion bank holding company headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana. Lake City Bank, its single bank subsidiary, is the sixth largest bank headquartered in the state and the largest bank 100% invested in Indiana. Lake City Bank operates 50 offices in Northern and Central Indiana, delivering technology-driven and client-centric financial services solutions to individuals and businesses.

Information regarding Lakeland Financial Corporation may be accessed on the home page of its subsidiary, Lake City Bank, at lakecitybank.com. The company’s common stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market under “LKFN.” In addition to the results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, this earnings release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures. The company believes that providing non-GAAP financial measures provides investors with information useful to understanding the company’s financial performance. Additionally, these non-GAAP measures are used by management for planning and forecasting purposes, including measures based on “tangible common equity”, which is “total equity” excluding intangible assets, net of deferred tax, and “tangible assets”, which is “total assets” excluding intangible assets, net of deferred tax. A reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to the most comparable GAAP equivalents is included in the attached financial tables where the non-GAAP measures are presented.

This document contains, and future oral and written statements of the company and its management may contain, forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 with respect to the financial condition, results of operations, plans, objectives, future performance and business of the company. Forward-looking statements, which may be based upon beliefs, expectations and assumptions of the company’s management and on information currently available to management, are generally identifiable by the use of words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “continue,” “plan,” “intend,” “estimate,” “may,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should” or other similar expressions. The company’s ability to predict results or the actual effect of future plans or strategies is inherently uncertain and, accordingly, the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements made by the company. Additionally, all statements in this document, including forward-looking statements, speak only as of the date they are made, and the company undertakes no obligation to update any statement in light of new information or future events. Numerous factors could cause the company’s actual results to differ from those reflected in forward-looking statements, including the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including its effects on our customers, local economic conditions, our operations and vendors, and the responses of federal, state and local governmental authorities, as well as those identified in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q.

       
       
LAKELAND FINANCIAL CORPORATION 
FIRST QUARTER 2021 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS 
 Three Months Ended 
(Unaudited – Dollars in thousands, except per share data)Mar. 31, Dec. 31, Mar. 31, 
END OF PERIOD BALANCES2021  2020  2020 
Assets$ 6,016,642  $5,830,435  $5,030,078 
Deposits 5,229,970   5,036,805   4,281,703 
Brokered Deposits 10,003   15,002   109,575 
Core Deposits (1) 5,219,967   5,021,803   4,172,128 
Loans 4,474,631   4,649,156   4,085,738 
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans 396,723   412,007   0 
Allowance for Credit Losses (2) 71,844   61,408   53,609 
Total Equity 651,668   657,184   606,572 
Goodwill net of deferred tax assets 3,794   3,794   3,789 
Tangible Common Equity (3) 647,874   653,390   602,783 
AVERAGE BALANCES      
Total Assets$ 5,887,361  $5,747,818  $4,967,138 
Earning Assets 5,638,202   5,501,505   4,737,731 
Investments - available-for-sale 772,247   657,990   618,876 
Loans 4,567,226   4,617,912   4,059,174 
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans 402,730   503,041   0 
Total Deposits 5,107,019   4,959,443   4,204,094 
Interest Bearing Deposits 3,540,974   3,477,431   3,212,443 
Interest Bearing Liabilities 3,617,491   3,568,572   3,325,014 
Total Equity 653,329   644,677   604,273 
INCOME STATEMENT DATA      
Net Interest Income$ 43,679  $44,713  $38,854 
Net Interest Income-Fully Tax Equivalent 44,366   45,362   39,443 
Provision for Credit Losses (2) 1,477   920   6,600 
Noninterest Income 12,557   11,782   10,777 
Noninterest Expense 26,746   24,912   22,089 
Net Income 22,983   24,592   17,299 
Pretax Pre-Provision Earnings (3) 29,490   31,583   27,542 
PER SHARE DATA      
Basic Net Income Per Common Share$ 0.90  $0.97  $0.68 
Diluted Net Income Per Common Share 0.90   0.97   0.67 
Cash Dividends Declared Per Common Share 0.34   0.30   0.30 
Dividend Payout 37.78%  30.93%  44.78 
Book Value Per Common Share (equity per share issued) 25.58   25.85   23.87 
Tangible Book Value Per Common Share (3) 25.43   25.70   23.72 
Market Value – High 77.05   56.28   49.85 
Market Value – Low 53.03   40.57   30.49 
Basic Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding 25,457,659   25,424,307   25,622,988 
Diluted Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding 25,550,111   25,519,643   25,735,826 
KEY RATIOS      
Return on Average Assets 1.58%  1.70%  1.40 
Return on Average Total Equity 14.27   15.18   11.51 
Average Equity to Average Assets 11.10   11.22   12.17 
Net Interest Margin 3.19   3.28   3.35 
Net Interest Margin, Excluding PPP Loans (3) 3.06   3.12   3.35 
Efficiency (Noninterest Expense / Net Interest Income plus Noninterest Income) 47.56   44.10   44.51 
Tier 1 Leverage (4) 10.79   10.93   11.67 
Tier 1 Risk-Based Capital (4) 13.95   13.39   13.02 
Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) (4) 13.95   13.39   13.02 
Total Capital (4) 15.20   14.65   14.23 
Tangible Capital (3) (4) 10.77   11.21   11.99 
ASSET QUALITY       
Loans Past Due 30 - 89 Days$ 739  $1,263  $1,942 
Loans Past Due 90 Days or More 18   116   71 
Non-accrual Loans 11,707   11,986   13,883 
Nonperforming Loans (includes nonperforming TDRs) 11,725   12,102   13,954 
Other Real Estate Owned 447   316   351 
Other Nonperforming Assets 17   6   11 
Total Nonperforming Assets 12,189   12,424   14,316 
Performing Troubled Debt Restructurings 5,111   5,237   5,852 
Nonperforming Troubled Debt Restructurings (included in nonperforming loans) 6,508   6,476   2,311 
Total Troubled Debt Restructurings 11,619   11,713   8,163 
Individually Analyzed Loans 20,149   20,177   22,932 
Non-Individually Analyzed Watch List Loans 251,183   265,970   160,893 
Total Individually Analyzed and Watch List Loans 271,332   286,147   183,825 
Gross Charge Offs 235   688   3,850 
Recoveries 145   429   206 
Net Charge Offs/(Recoveries) 90   259   3,644 
Net Charge Offs/(Recoveries) to Average Loans 0.01%  0.02%  0.36 
Credit Loss Reserve to Loans (2) 1.61%  1.32%  1.31 
Credit Loss Reserve to Loans, Excluding PPP Loans (2) (3) 1.76%  1.45%  1.31 
Credit Loss Reserve to Nonperforming Loans (2) 612.70%  507.42%  384.20 
Credit Loss Reserve to Nonperforming Loans and Performing TDRs (2) 426.70%  354.17%  270.68 
Nonperforming Loans to Loans 0.26%  0.26%  0.34 
Nonperforming Assets to Assets 0.20%  0.21%  0.28 
Total Individually Analyzed and Watch List Loans to Total Loans 6.06%  6.15%  4.50 
Total Individually Analyzed and Watch List Loans to Total Loans, Excluding PPP Loans (3) 6.65%  6.75%  4.50 
OTHER DATA      
Full Time Equivalent Employees 587   585   575 
Offices 50   50   50 
       
(1) Core deposits equals deposits less brokered deposits      
(2) Beginning January 1, 2021 calculation is based on the current expected credit loss methodology. Prior to January 1, 2021 calculation was based on the incurred loss methodology. 
(3) Non-GAAP financial measure - see "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures"      
(4) Capital ratios for March 31, 2021 are preliminary until the Call Report is filed.      


    
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (in thousands, except share data)
 March 31, December 31,
  2021   2020 
 (Unaudited)  
ASSETS   
Cash and due from banks$ 59,382  $74,457 
Short-term investments 442,563   175,470 
Total cash and cash equivalents 501,945   249,927 
    
Securities available-for-sale (carried at fair value) 840,429   734,845 
Real estate mortgage loans held-for-sale 19,092   11,218 
    
Loans, net of allowance for credit losses* of $71,844 and $61,408 4,402,787   4,587,748 
    
Land, premises and equipment, net 59,884   59,298 
Bank owned life insurance 96,158   95,227 
Federal Reserve and Federal Home Loan Bank stock 13,772   13,772 
Accrued interest receivable 19,355   18,761 
Goodwill 4,970   4,970 
Other assets 58,250   54,669 
Total assets$ 6,016,642  $5,830,435 
    
    
LIABILITIES   
Noninterest bearing deposits$ 1,604,068  $1,538,331 
Interest bearing deposits 3,625,902   3,498,474 
Total deposits 5,229,970   5,036,805 
    
Borrowings   
Federal Home Loan Bank advances 75,000   75,000 
Miscellaneous borrowings 0   10,500 
Total borrowings 75,000   85,500 
    
Accrued interest payable 4,283   5,959 
Other liabilities 55,721   44,987 
Total liabilities 5,364,974   5,173,251 
    
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   
Common stock: 90,000,000 shares authorized, no par value   
25,762,538 shares issued and 25,290,908 outstanding as of March 31, 2021   
25,713,408 shares issued and 25,239,748 outstanding as of December 31, 2020 114,764   114,927 
Retained earnings 536,390   529,005 
Accumulated other comprehensive income 15,110   27,744 
Treasury stock at cost (471,630 shares as of March 31, 2021, 473,660 shares as of December 31, 2020) (14,685)  (14,581)
Total stockholders' equity 651,579   657,095 
Noncontrolling interest 89   89 
Total equity 651,668   657,184 
Total liabilities and equity$ 6,016,642  $5,830,435 
    
* Beginning January 1, 2021 calculation is based on the current expected credit loss methodology. Prior to January 1, 2021 calculation was based on the incurred loss methodology.

 


CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (unaudited - in thousands, except share and per share data)
 Three Months Ended
 March 31,
  2021   2020 
NET INTEREST INCOME   
Interest and fees on loans   
Taxable$ 43,461  $46,054 
Tax exempt 104   222 
Interest and dividends on securities   
Taxable 1,835   1,973 
Tax exempt 2,489   2,006 
Other interest income 88   184 
Total interest income 47,977   50,439 
    
Interest on deposits 4,218   11,199 
Interest on borrowings   
Short-term 7   362 
Long-term 73   24 
Total interest expense 4,298   11,585 
    
NET INTEREST INCOME 43,679   38,854 
    
Provision for credit losses* 1,477   6,600 
    
NET INTEREST INCOME AFTER PROVISION FOR   
  CREDIT LOSSES 42,202   32,254 
    
NONINTEREST INCOME   
Wealth advisory fees 2,178   1,859 
Investment brokerage fees 464   417 
Service charges on deposit accounts 2,491   2,772 
Loan and service fees 2,776   2,408 
Merchant card fee income 622   669 
Bank owned life insurance income (loss) 756   (292)
Interest rate swap fee income 249   653 
Mortgage banking income 1,373   586 
Net securities gains 753   0 
Other income 895   1,705 
Total noninterest income 12,557   10,777 
    
NONINTEREST EXPENSE   
Salaries and employee benefits 14,385   11,566 
Net occupancy expense 1,503   1,387 
Equipment costs 1,445   1,417 
Data processing fees and supplies 3,319   2,882 
Corporate and business development 1,509   1,111 
FDIC insurance and other regulatory fees 464   267 
Professional fees 1,877   1,147 
Other expense 2,244   2,312 
Total noninterest expense 26,746   22,089 
    
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAX EXPENSE 28,013   20,942 
Income tax expense 5,030   3,643 
NET INCOME$ 22,983  $17,299 
    
BASIC WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES 25,457,659   25,622,988 
BASIC EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE$ 0.90  $0.68 
DILUTED WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES 25,550,111   25,735,826 
DILUTED EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE$ 0.90  $0.67 
    
* Beginning January 1, 2021 calculation is based on the current expected credit loss methodology. Prior to January 1, 2021 calculation was based on the incurred loss methodology.
    


LAKELAND FINANCIAL CORPORATION
LOAN DETAIL
(unaudited, in thousands)
          
 March 31,December 31,March 31,
 2021
20202020
Commercial and industrial loans:         
Working capital lines of credit loans$ 574,659 12.8% $626,023 13.5% $730,767 17.9%
Non-working capital loans 1,101,805 24.6   1,165,355 25.0   697,952 17.1 
Total commercial and industrial loans 1,676,464 37.4   1,791,378 38.5   1,428,719 35.0 
          
Commercial real estate and multi-family residential loans:         
Construction and land development loans 370,906 8.3   362,653 7.8   334,524 8.2 
Owner occupied loans 669,390 14.9   648,019 13.9   572,057 14.0 
Nonowner occupied loans 605,640 13.5   579,625 12.5   584,418 14.3 
Multifamily loans 301,385 6.7   304,717 6.5   269,479 6.6 
Total commercial real estate and multi-family residential loans 1,947,321 43.4   1,895,014 40.7   1,760,478 43.1 
          
Agri-business and agricultural loans:         
Loans secured by farmland 154,826 3.5   195,410 4.2   145,542 3.5 
Loans for agricultural production 192,341 4.3   234,234 5.0   183,855 4.5 
Total agri-business and agricultural loans 347,167 7.8   429,644 9.2   329,397 8.0 
          
Other commercial loans 86,477 1.9   94,013 2.0   104,286 2.5 
Total commercial loans 4,057,429 90.5   4,210,049 90.4   3,622,880 88.6 
          
Consumer 1-4 family mortgage loans:         
Closed end first mortgage loans 161,573 3.6   167,847 3.6   173,431 4.3 
Open end and junior lien loans 157,492 3.5   163,664 3.5   181,541 4.4 
Residential construction and land development loans 9,221 0.2   12,007 0.3   12,146 0.3 
Total consumer 1-4 family mortgage loans 328,286 7.3   343,518 7.4   367,118 9.0 
          
Other consumer loans 99,052 2.2   103,616 2.2   97,096 2.4 
Total consumer loans 427,338 9.5   447,134 9.6   464,214 11.4 
Subtotal 4,484,767 100.0%  4,657,183 100.0%  4,087,094 100.0%
Less: Allowance for credit losses (1) (71,844)    (61,408)    (53,609)  
Net deferred loan fees (10,136)    (8,027)    (1,356)  
Loans, net$ 4,402,787    $4,587,748    $4,032,129   
          
(1) Beginning January 1, 2021 calculation is based on the current expected credit loss methodology. Prior to January 1, 2021 calculation was based on the incurred loss methodology. 
          

 

LAKELAND FINANCIAL CORPORATION
DEPOSITS AND BORROWINGS
(unaudited, in thousands)
      
 March 31, December 31, March 31,
 2021 2020 2020
Noninterest bearing demand deposits$ 1,604,068  $1,538,331  $1,057,994
Savings and transaction accounts:     
Savings deposits 357,791   312,702   240,150
Interest bearing demand deposits 2,261,232   2,160,953   1,710,147
Time deposits:     
Deposits of $100,000 or more 777,460   785,237   993,189
Other time deposits 229,419   239,582   280,223
Total deposits$ 5,229,970  $5,036,805  $4,281,703
FHLB advances and other borrowings 75,000   85,500   85,500
Total funding sources$ 5,304,970  $5,122,305  $4,367,203
      

LAKELAND FINANCIAL CORPORATION
AVERAGE BALANCE SHEET AND NET INTEREST ANALYSIS
(UNAUDITED)

 Three Months Ended  Three Months Ended  Three Months Ended 
 March 31, 2021  December 31, 2020  March 31, 2020 
(fully tax equivalent basis, dollars in thousands)Average Interest Yield (1)/  Average Interest Yield (1)/  Average Interest Yield (1)/ 
Balance Income Rate  Balance Income Rate  Balance Income Rate 
Earning Assets                    
Loans:                    
Taxable (2)(3)$ 4,554,183  $ 43,461 3.87% $4,604,704  $45,779 3.96% $4,036,147  $46,054 4.59%
Tax exempt (1) 13,043   131 4.07   13,208   132 3.97   23,027   277 4.84 
Investments: (1)                    
Available-for-sale 772,247   4,984 2.62   657,990   4,516 2.73   618,876   4,513 2.93 
Short-term investments 2,206   1 0.18   2,334   1 0.17   9,965   35 1.41 
Interest bearing deposits 296,523   87 0.12   223,269   75 0.13   49,716   149 1.21 
Total earning assets$ 5,638,202  $ 48,664 3.50% $5,501,505  $50,503 3.65% $4,737,731  $51,028 4.33%
Less: Allowance for credit losses (4) (70,956)       (61,438)       (55,782)     
Nonearning Assets                    
Cash and due from banks 70,720        66,851        63,260      
Premises and equipment 59,278        59,942        60,661      
Other nonearning assets 190,117        180,958        161,268      
Total assets$ 5,887,361       $5,747,818       $4,967,138      
                     
Interest Bearing Liabilities                    
Savings deposits$ 330,069  $ 61 0.07% $297,832  $57 0.08% $235,058  $51 0.09%
Interest bearing checking accounts 2,182,164   1,495 0.28   2,058,069   1,585 0.31   1,719,038   4,734 1.11 
Time deposits:                    
In denominations under $100,000 235,271   648 1.12   242,846   792 1.30   280,233   1,370 1.97 
In denominations over $100,000 793,470   2,014 1.03   878,684   2,584 1.17   978,114   5,044 2.07 
Miscellaneous short-term borrowings 1,517   7 1.87   16,141   48 1.18   88,670   362 1.64 
Long-term borrowings and                    
subordinated debentures 75,000   73 0.39   75,000   75 0.40   23,901   24 0.40 
Total interest bearing liabilities$ 3,617,491  $ 4,298 0.48% $3,568,572  $5,141 0.57% $3,325,014  $11,585 1.40%
Noninterest Bearing Liabilities                    
Demand deposits 1,566,045        1,482,012        991,651      
Other liabilities 50,496        52,557        46,200      
Stockholders' Equity 653,329        644,677        604,273      
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$ 5,887,361       $5,747,818       $4,967,138      
                     
Interest Margin Recap                    
Interest income/average earning assets   48,664 3.50     50,503 3.65     51,028 4.33 
Interest expense/average earning assets   4,298 0.31     5,141 0.37     11,585 0.98 
Net interest income and margin  $ 44,366 3.19%   $45,362 3.28%   $39,443 3.35%


(1)Tax exempt income was converted to a fully taxable equivalent basis at a 21 percent tax rate. The tax equivalent rate for tax exempt loans and tax exempt securities acquired after January 1, 1983 included the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982 (“TEFRA”) adjustment applicable to nondeductible interest expenses. Taxable equivalent basis adjustments were $687,000, $649,000 and $589,000 in the three-month periods ended March 31, 2021, December 31, 2020 and March 31, 2020, respectively.
(2)Loan fees are included as taxable loan interest income. Net loan fees attributable to PPP loans were $4.15 million and $5.21 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively. All other loan fees were immaterial in relation to total taxable loan interest income for the periods presented.
(3)Nonaccrual loans are included in the average balance of taxable loans.
(4)Beginning January 1, 2021 calculation is based on the current expected credit loss methodology. Prior to January 1, 2021 calculation was based on the incurred loss methodology.
   

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The allowance for credit losses (1) to loans, excluding PPP loans and total individually analyzed and watch list loans to total loans, excluding PPP loans, are non-GAAP ratios that management believes are important because they provide better comparability to prior periods. PPP loans are fully guaranteed by the SBA and have not been allocated for within the allowance for loan losses (1).

A reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures is provided below (dollars in thousands).

 Three Months Ended
 Mar. 31, Dec. 31, Mar. 31,
  2021   2020   2020 
Total Loans$ 4,474,631  $4,649,156  $4,085,738 
Less: PPP Loans 396,723   412,007   0 
Total Loans, Excluding PPP Loans 4,077,908   4,237,149   4,085,738 
      
Allowance for Credit Losses (1)$ 71,844  $61,408  $53,609 
      
Credit Loss Reserve to Total Loans (1) 1.61%  1.32%  1.31%
Credit Loss Reserve to Total Loans, Excluding PPP Loans (1) 1.76%  1.45%  1.31%
      
      
 Three Months Ended
 Mar. 31, Dec. 31, Mar. 31,
  2021   2020   2020 
Total Loans$ 4,474,631  $4,649,156  $4,085,738 
Less: PPP Loans 396,723   412,007   0 
Total Loans, Excluding PPP Loans 4,077,908   4,237,149   4,085,738 
      
Total Individually Analyzed and Watch List Loans$ 271,332  $286,147  $183,825 
      
Total Individually Analyzed and Watch List Loans     
to Total Loans 6.06%  6.15%  4.50%
Total Individually Analyzed and Watch List Loans     
to Total Loans, Excluding PPP Loans 6.65%  6.75%  4.50%
      
(1) Beginning January 1, 2021 calculation is based on the current expected credit loss methodology. Prior to January 1, 2021 calculation was based on the incurred loss methodology.
      

Tangible common equity, tangible assets, tangible book value per share, tangible common equity to tangible assets ratio and pretax pre-provision earnings are non-GAAP financial measures calculated using GAAP amounts. Tangible common equity is calculated by excluding the balance of goodwill and other intangible assets from the calculation of equity, net of deferred tax. Tangible assets are calculated by excluding the balance of goodwill and other intangible assets from the calculation of total assets, net of deferred tax. Tangible book value per share is calculated by dividing tangible common equity by the number of shares outstanding less true treasury stock. Pretax pre-provision earnings is calculated by adding net interest income to noninterest income and subtracting noninterest expense. Because not all companies use the same calculation of tangible common equity and tangible assets, this presentation may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures calculated by other companies. However, management considers these measures of the company’s value including only earning assets as meaningful to an understanding of the company’s financial information.

A reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures is provided below (dollars in thousands, except per share data).

 Three Months Ended
 Mar. 31, Dec. 31, Mar. 31,
  2021   2020   2020 
Total Equity$ 651,668  $657,184  $606,572 
Less: Goodwill (4,970)  (4,970)  (4,970)
Plus: Deferred tax assets related to goodwill 1,176   1,176   1,181 
Tangible Common Equity 647,874   653,390   602,783 
      
Assets$ 6,016,642  $5,830,435  $5,030,078 
Less: Goodwill (4,970)  (4,970)  (4,970)
Plus: Deferred tax assets related to goodwill 1,176   1,176   1,181 
Tangible Assets 6,012,848   5,826,641   5,026,289 
      
Ending common shares issued 25,473,437   25,424,307   25,412,014 
      
Tangible Book Value Per Common Share$ 25.43  $25.70  $23.72 
      
Tangible Common Equity/Tangible Assets 10.77%  11.21%  11.99%
      
      
Net Interest Income$ 43,679  $44,713  $38,854 
Plus: Noninterest income 12,557   11,782   10,777 
Minus: Noninterest expense (26,746)  (24,912)  (22,089)
      
Pretax Pre-Provision Earnings$ 29,490  $31,583  $27,542 
      

Net interest margin on a fully-tax equivalent basis, net of PPP loan impact, is a non-GAAP measure that management believes is important because it provides for better comparability to prior periods. Because PPP loans have a low fixed interest rate of 1.0% and because the accretion of net loan fee income can be accelerated upon borrower forgiveness and repayment by the SBA, management is actively monitoring net interest margin on a fully tax equivalent basis with and without PPP loan impact for the duration of this program.

A reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure is provided below (dollars in thousands).

 
Impact of Paycheck Protection Program on Net Interest Margin FTE
      
 Three Months Ended
 Mar. 31, Dec. 31, Mar. 31,
  2021   2020   2020 
      
Total Average Earnings Assets$ 5,638,202  $5,501,505  $4,737,731 
Less: Average Balance of PPP Loans (402,730)  (503,041)  0 
Total Adjusted Earning Assets 5,235,472   4,998,464   4,737,731 
      
Total Interest Income FTE$ 48,664  $50,503  $51,028 
Less: PPP Loan Income (5,166)  (6,509)  0 
Total Adjusted Interest Income FTE 43,498   43,994   51,028 
      
Adjusted Earning Asset Yield, net of PPP Impact 3.37%  3.50%  4.33%
      
Total Average Interest Bearing Liabilities$ 3,617,491  $3,568,572  $3,325,014 
Less: Average Balance of PPP Loans (402,730)  (503,041)  0 
Total Adjusted Interest Bearing Liabilities 3,214,761   3,065,531   3,325,014 
      
Total Interest Expense FTE$ 4,298  $5,141  $11,585 
Less: PPP Cost of Funds (248)  (320)  0 
Total Adjusted Interest Expense FTE 4,050   4,821   11,585 
      
Adjusted Cost of Funds, net of PPP Impact 0.31%  0.38%  0.98%
      
Net Interest Margin FTE, net of PPP Impact 3.06%  3.12%  3.35%
      

Contact
Lisa M. O’Neill
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
(574) 267-9125
lisa.oneill@lakecitybank.com 


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