Net interest income increased for both the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to the 2011 comparable periods as a result of an increase in the balance of the Bank's average earning assets. The increase in net interest income was partially offset by the increase in average interest bearing liabilities for both the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to the 2011 comparable periods.
As a result of market conditions, net gains on securities transactions decreased $432,000 and $185,000 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, respectively.
The provision for credit losses increased $202,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to the 2011 comparable period, primarily due to an increase in net loans outstanding for 2012 of $28.6 million compared to an increase of $18.4 million in 2011.
Non-interest expense increased $271,000 and $996,000 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to the prior year periods. The increase was driven by increases in salaries, occupancy, supplies, and marketing expenses associated with the opening of the new branch and loan center in Monroe, NY, as well as to support the Bank's overall growth in its balance sheet.
The provision for income taxes decreased $100,000 and $103,000 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 compared to the prior year periods as a result of lower net income.
BALANCE SHEET & CREDIT QUALITY
SELECTED BALANCE SHEET DATA - Unaudited: As of(in thousands, except ratios) September 30, Dec. 31, September 30, 2012 2011 2011 ------------- ----------- -------------Total Investments $ 115,285 $ 130,645 $ 143,219Federal funds sold - 64 67Loans, net of unearned income 185,479 156,830 142,760Allowance for loan losses 2,598 2,148 1,998Total assets 328,166 299,185 302,076Total deposits 263,804 245,810 249,096Borrowings 22,733 15,000 15,000Nonperforming assets 725 910 1,108Allowance for loan losses to total net loans 1.40% 1.37% 1.40%Nonperforming assets to total assets 0.22% 0.30% 0.37%
The Bank increased loans, net of unearned income $42.7 million as of September 30, 2012 compared to the prior year period. The increase in the loan portfolio was funded primarily by net security sales and redemptions in the investment portfolio, which decreased by $27.9 million as of September 30, 2012, a $14.7 million, or 5.9 percent increase in deposits to $263.8 million, and an increase of $7.7 million in Federal Home Loan Bank of New York advances as of September 30, 2012 compared to September 30, 2011.
The Bank's total assets have increased over the past year from $302.1 million to $328.2 million and the Bank's total non-performing assets have decreased from $1.1 million to $0.7 million from September of 2011 to September of 2012, respectively. As a result, the Bank's nonperforming assets to total assets ratio has decreased from 0.37 percent to 0.22 percent over the past year.
EQUITY - Unaudited As of (in thousands, except ratios) September 30, 2012 2011 ----------- ----------- Tier 1 Capital $ 37,956 $ 34,400 Total Stockholders' Equity 39,113 36,095 Book value per common share 3.91 3.61 Tier 1 Leverage Ratio 11.5% 11.3%
At September 30, 2012, the Bank had $39.1 million in stockholders' equity, representing an increase of $3.0 million from September 30, 2011. As of September 30, 2012, the Bank's leverage ratio was 11.5 percent and as a result, the Bank continues to be considered a well-capitalized institution under Federal regulatory requirements.
Greater Hudson Bank, N.A. founded in 2002, is headquartered in Middletown, New York and was the first community bank chartered in Orange County, New York in over fifty years. The Bank has 5 branches which are located in Middletown, Warwick and Monroe, Orange County, New York, Bardonia, Rockland County, New York, and White Plains, Westchester County, New York. The Bank is chartered by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and its deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Further information can be found on the Bank's website at www.GreaterHudsonBank.com.
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