New York bank to open office in Burlington

first_imgNBT Bank, NA, of Norwich, NY, is planning to open a commercial lending office on Bank Street in Burlington. The office will be located in the former Vermont National Bank building, which more recently was used by Chittenden Bank. The bank’s parent company, NBT Bancorp, announced it was moving into Vermont yesterday during its annual shareholders’ meeting. The Binghamton (NY) Press & Sun-Bulletin quoted CEO Martin Dietrich as saying the office would open in either the second or third quarter of this year and could expand further into Vermont eventually. NBT Bancorp Inc is a $5.3 billion holding company operating under two nameplates, one in New York (NBT Bank) and another in Pennsylvania (Pennstar Bank), as well as providing other financial services. As of late Wednesday, shares of NBT were up 77 cents or 3.28 percent.NBT (NASDAQ: NBTB) previously reported that net income for the three months ended March 31, 2009 was $13.1 million, down $0.6 million, or 4.7%, from net income of $13.7 million reported for the same period in 2008. Net income per diluted share for the three months ended March 31, 2009 was $0.40 per share, compared with $0.43 per share for 2008. Return on average assets and return on average equity were 0.99% and 12.14%, respectively, for the three months ended March 31, 2009, compared with 1.07% and 13.68%, respectively, for 2008.NBT President and CEO Martin Dietrich said: “Our first quarter results were down slightly from the same period in 2008 primarily due to higher FDIC premiums which were imposed on all FDIC insured financial institutions. I am pleased with our performance as we were able to grow our net interest income over last year by more than 9% due to effective management of our earning assets and liabilities in this challenging economic environment. Compared with the first quarter of 2008, our noninterest income grew by more than 21%, which is important to our success. While these positive trends have been encouraging, we were negatively affected in a few areas, due in part to the recent struggles of the financial services industry and the economy in general. Most notably, our FDIC premiums increased by approximately $1.3 million in the first quarter of 2009, as compared with the first quarter of 2008, due to increased assessment rates. In addition, our pension expenses increased significantly in the first quarter due to the volatile marketplace and its impact on plan assets. On a positive note, in the beginning of the second quarter we were able to raise approximately $34 million in capital through an additional public offering of our common stock on favorable terms, while simultaneously being added to the Standard & Poor’s SmallCap 600 Index. Inclusion in this index is a very significant event for our Company, since it reinforces and recognizes our strong financial performance. While we anticipate that the rest of 2009 will be very challenging for the financial services industry, we are confident that we can continue to meet these challenges and deliver long-term value to our shareholders and customers.”Loan and Lease Quality and Provision for Loan and Lease LossesNonperforming loans at March 31, 2009 were $27.3 million or 0.75% of total loans and leases compared with $26.5 million or 0.73% at December 31, 2008. The allowance for loan and lease losses totaled $59.3 million at March 31, 2009, compared with $58.6 million at December 31, 2008. The Company recorded a provision for loan and lease losses of $6.5 million during the first quarter of 2009 compared with $6.5 million for the three months ending March 31, 2008. Net charge-offs totaled $5.7 million for the three-month period ended March 31, 2009, up from $4.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2008. The increase in net charge-offs for the three months ended March 31, 2009, compared with the three months ended March 31, 2008, was due primarily to increased charge-offs in the first quarter of 2009 related to indirect consumer loans and small business loans. The Company’s allowance for loan and lease losses was 1.63% of loans and leases at March 31, 2009, compared with 1.61% at March 31, 2008.Net Interest IncomeNet interest income was up 9.2% to $48.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2009, compared with $44.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2008. The Company’s fully taxable equivalent (FTE) net interest margin was 4.09% for the three months ended March 31, 2009, as compared with 3.84% for the three months ended March 31, 2008. In addition, the Company experienced a 3.0% growth in average earning assets for the three months ended March 31, 2009, compared with the three months ended March 31, 2008, due primarily to an increase in average loans and leases.Although the yield on interest-earning assets decreased 57 basis points for the three months ended March 31, 2009, the yield on interest-bearing liabilities declined 98 basis points, which led to the increase in the net interest margin from the three months ended March 31, 2008. The yield on money market deposit accounts was 1.34% for the three months ended March 31, 2009, down from 2.37% for the three months ended March 31, 2008. The yield on time deposits decreased 124 basis points for the same period. The yield on short-term borrowings declined 270 basis points for the three months ended March 31, 2009, compared with the three months ended March 31, 2008, as a result of the 200 basis point drop in the Federal Reserve’s target for the federal funds rate from 2.25% at March 31, 2008 to 0.25% at March 31, 2009.Noninterest IncomeNoninterest income for the three months ended March 31, 2009 was $19.6 million, up $3.5 million or 21.7% from $16.1 million for the same period in 2008. The increase in noninterest income was due primarily to an increase in broker/dealer and insurance revenue of approximately $4.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2009, primarily due to the acquisition of Mang Insurance Agency, LLC during the third quarter of 2008. This increase was partially offset by a decrease in trust administration income of $0.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2009, compared with the same period in 2008. This decrease was primarily the result of a decline in the value of trust assets under administration.Noninterest Expense and Income Tax ExpenseNoninterest expense for the three months ended March 31, 2009 was $42.3 million, up from $34.0 million for the same period in 2008. Salaries and employee benefits increased $4.7 million, or 27.8%, for the three months ended March 31, 2009, compared with the same period in 2008. This increase was due primarily to increases in full-time-equivalent employees during 2009, largely due to new branch activity and the aforementioned acquisition. In addition, the Company experienced increases of approximately $0.8 million and $0.4 million in pension and medical expenses, respectively, for the three months ended March 31, 2009 as compared with the same period in 2008. Occupancy, equipment and data processing and communications expenses were $9.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2009, up $0.9 million, or 10.2%, from $8.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2008. This increase was due primarily to an increase in expenses related to new branch activity during the past nine months. Professional fees and outside services decreased $0.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2009, compared with the same period in 2008, due primarily to professional fees incurred in 2008 related to noninterest income initiatives. Amortization of intangible assets was $0.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2009, up from $0.4 million for same period in 2008 due to the aforementioned acquisition. Other operating expenses were $4.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2009, up $1.0 million from $3.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2008. This increase resulted primarily from various nonrecurring recoveries in 2008. FDIC expenses increased approximately $1.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2009, compared with the same period in 2008. Income tax expense for the three months ended March 31, 2009 and 2008 was $5.9 million. The effective rates were 31.0% and 30.2% for the three months ended March 31, 2009 and 2008, respectively.Balance SheetTotal assets were $5.4 billion at March 31, 2009, up $70.1 million or 1.3% from $5.3 billion at December 31, 2008. Loans and leases were $3.6 billion at March 31, 2009, down nominally from December 31, 2008. Total deposits were $4.1 billion at March 31, 2009, up $152.7 million or 3.9% from December 31, 2008. The increase from December 31, 2008 was due in large part to a $177.7 million, or 9.4%, increase in NOW, savings and money market accounts, partially offset by a $27.6 million decrease in time deposits. Stockholders’ equity was $442.6 million, representing a total equity-to-total assets ratio of 8.19% at March 31, 2009, compared with $431.8 million or a total equity-to-total assets ratio of 8.09% at December 31, 2008.Stock Repurchase ProgramThe Company made no purchases of its common stock securities during the quarter ended March 31, 2009. At March 31, 2009, there were 1,000,000 shares available for repurchase under a previously announced stock repurchase plan. This plan was authorized on January 28, 2008 in the amount of 1,000,000 shares and expires on December 31, 2009.Dividend DeclaredThe NBT Board of Directors declared a 2009 second-quarter cash dividend of $0.20 per share at a meeting held today. The dividend will be paid on June 15, 2009, to shareholders of record as of June 1, 2009.Corporate OverviewNBT Bancorp Inc. is a financial holding company headquartered in Norwich, NY, with total assets of $5.4 billion at March 31, 2009. The company primarily operates through NBT Bank, N.A., a full-service community bank with two divisions, and through two financial services companies. NBT Bank, N.A. has 122 locations, including 84 NBT Bank offices in upstate New York and 38 Pennstar Bank offices in northeastern Pennsylvania. EPIC Advisors, Inc., based in Rochester, NY, is a full-service 401(k) plan recordkeeping firm. Mang Insurance Agency, LLC, based in Binghamton, NY, is a full-service insurance agency. More information about NBT and its divisions can be found on the Internet at: www.nbtbancorp.com,www.nbtbank.com(link is external), www.pennstarbank.com(link is external), www.epic1st.com(link is external) and www.manginsurance.com(link is external).Forward-Looking StatementsThis news release contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on the beliefs and assumptions of the management of NBT Bancorp and its subsidiaries and on the information available to management at the time that these statements were made. There are a number of factors, many of which are beyond NBT’s control, that could cause actual conditions, events or results to differ significantly from those described in the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements include, among others, the following possibilities: (1) competitive pressures among depository and other financial institutions may increase significantly; (2) revenues may be lower than expected; (3) changes in the interest rate environment may reduce interest margins; (4) general economic conditions, either nationally or regionally, may be less favorable than expected, resulting in, among other things, a deterioration in credit quality and/or a reduced demand for credit; (5) legislative or regulatory changes, including changes in accounting standards and tax laws, may adversely affect the businesses in which NBT is engaged; (6) competitors may have greater financial resources and develop products that enable such competitors to compete more successfully than NBT; and (7) adverse changes may occur in the securities markets or with respect to inflation. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Except as required by law, NBT does not undertake to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent circumstances or events. NBT Bancorp Inc. and Subsidiaries SELECTED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (unaudited) Net Percent 2009 2008 Change Change ———— ———— ———— ———— (dollars in thousands, except per share data)Three Months Ended March 31,Net Income $ 13,072 $ 13,716 ($ 644) -5%Diluted Earnings Per Share $ 0.40 $ 0.43 ($ 0.03) -7%Weighted Average Diluted Common Shares Outstanding 32,644,599 32,251,700 392,899 1%Return on Average Assets (1) 0.99% 1.07% -0.08% -7%Return on Average Equity (1) 12.14% 13.68% -1.54% -11%Net Interest Margin (2) 4.09% 3.84% 0.25% 7% ———— ———— ———— ————Asset Quality March 31, December 31, 2009 2008 ———— ————Nonaccrual Loans $ 24,747 $ 24,19190 Days Past Due and Still Accruing $ 2,537 $ 2,305Total Nonperforming Loans $ 27,284 $ 26,496Other Real Estate Owned $ 1,254 $ 665Total Nonperforming Assets $ 28,538 $ 27,161Past Due Loans $ 33,982 $ 33,098Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses $ 59,311 $ 58,564Year-to-Date (YTD) Net Charge-Offs $ 5,704 $ 22,800Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses to Total Loans and Leases 1.63% 1.60%Total Nonperforming Loans to Total Loans and Leases 0.75% 0.73%Total Nonperforming Assets to Total Assets 0.53% 0.51%Past Due Loans to Total Loans and Leases 0.93% 0.91%Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses to Total Nonperforming Loans 217.38% 221.03%Net Charge-Offs to YTD Average Loans and Leases 0.63% 0.64% ———— ————CapitalEquity to Assets 8.19% 8.09%Book Value Per Share $ 13.55 $ 13.24Tangible Book Value Per Share $ 9.34 $ 9.01Tier 1 Leverage Ratio 7.47% 7.17%Tier 1 Capital Ratio 10.11% 9.75%Total Risk-Based Capital Ratio 11.36% 11.00% ———— ————Quarterly Common Stock Price 2009 2008 2007Quarter End High Low High Low High Low —- — —- — —- —March 31 $28.37 $15.42 $23.65 $17.95 $25.81 $21.73June 30 25.00 20.33 23.45 21.80September 30 36.47 19.05 23.80 17.10December 31 30.83 21.71 25.00 20.58(1) Annualized(2) Calculated on a FTE basis NBT Bancorp Inc. and Subsidiaries SELECTED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (unaudited) March 31, December 31, Net Percent 2009 2008 Change Change ———– ———– ———- ———- (dollars in thousands, except per share data)Balance SheetLoans and Leases $ 3,648,384 $ 3,651,911 ($ 3,527) 0%Earning Assets $ 4,992,706 $ 4,933,099 $ 59,607 1%Total Assets $ 5,406,234 $ 5,336,088 $ 70,146 1%Deposits $ 4,075,919 $ 3,923,258 $ 152,661 4%Stockholders Equity $ 442,598 $ 431,845 $ 10,753 2% ———– ———– ———- ———- 2009 2008 ———– ———–Average Balances (dollars in thousands, except per share data)Three Months Ended March 31,Loans and Leases $ 3,658,682 $ 3,466,360 $ 192,322 6%Securities Available For Sale(excluding unrealized gains or losses) $ 1,089,512 $ 1,120,257 ($ 30,745) -3%Securities Held To Maturity $ 138,700 $ 152,860 ($ 14,160) -9%Regulatory Equity Investment $ 38,852 $ 37,509 $ 1,343 4%Short-Term Interest Bearing Accounts $ 2,684 $ 8,400 ($ 5,716) -68%Total Earning Assets $ 4,928,430 $ 4,785,386 $ 143,044 3%Total Assets $ 5,351,476 $ 5,164,344 $ 187,132 4%Interest Bearing Deposits $ 3,312,594 $ 3,232,999 $ 79,595 2%Non-Interest Bearing Deposits $ 680,835 $ 659,417 $ 21,418 3%Short-Term Borrowings $ 148,448 $ 303,576 ($ 155,128) -51%Long-Term Borrowings $ 706,660 $ 500,294 $ 206,366 41%Total Interest Bearing Liabilities $ 4,167,702 $ 4,036,869 $ 130,833 3%Stockholders Equity $ 436,685 $ 403,165 $ 33,520 8% ———– ———– ———- ———-NBT Bancorp Inc. and Subsidiaries March 31, December 31,Consolidated Balance Sheets (unaudited) 2009 2008 ———– ———–(in thousands)ASSETSCash and due from banks $ 98,753 $ 107,409Short term interest bearing accounts 80,580 2,987Securities available for sale, at fair value 1,111,372 1,119,665Securities held to maturity (fair value of $140,423 and $141,308 at March 31, 2009 and December 31, 2008, respectively) 139,195 140,209Trading securities 1,741 1,407Federal Reserve and Federal Home Loan Bank stock 37,920 39,045Loans and leases 3,648,384 3,651,911Less allowance for loan and lease losses 59,311 58,564 =========== =========== Net loans and leases 3,589,073 3,593,347Premises and equipment, net 64,951 65,241Goodwill 114,838 114,838Intangible assets, net 22,784 23,367Bank owned life insurance 72,111 72,276Other assets 72,916 56,297 ———– ———–TOTAL ASSETS $ 5,406,234 $ 5,336,088 =========== ===========LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITYDeposits: Demand (noninterest bearing) $ 688,116 $ 685,495 Savings, NOW, and money market 2,063,222 1,885,551 Time 1,324,581 1,352,212 ———– ———– Total deposits 4,075,919 3,923,258Short-term borrowings 127,187 206,492Long-term debt 616,078 632,209Trust preferred debentures 75,422 75,422Other liabilities 69,030 66,862 ———– ———– Total liabilities 4,963,636 4,904,243Total stockholders’ equity 442,598 431,845 =========== ===========TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY $ 5,406,234 $ 5,336,088 =========== =========== Three months endedNBT Bancorp Inc. and Subsidiaries March 31,Consolidated Statements of Income (unaudited) 2009 2008 ——– ——–(in thousands, except per share data)Interest, fee and dividend income:Loans and leases $ 55,411 $ 58,617Securities available for sale 12,375 13,746Securities held to maturity 1,234 1,514Other 361 775 ——– ——– Total interest, fee and dividend income 69,381 74,652 ——– ——–Interest expense:Deposits 13,839 22,698Short-term borrowings 147 2,340Long-term debt 6,197 4,302Trust preferred debentures 1,086 1,247 ——– ——– Total interest expense 21,269 30,587 ——– ——–Net interest income 48,112 44,065Provision for loan and lease losses 6,451 6,478 ——– ——–Net interest income after provision for loan and lease losses 41,661 37,587 ——– ——–Noninterest income:Trust 1,409 1,774Service charges on deposit accounts 6,297 6,525ATM and debit card fees 2,182 2,097Broker/dealer and insurance revenue 5,338 1,107Net securities gains – 15Bank owned life insurance income 872 807Retirement plan administration fees 1,741 1,708Other 1,751 2,062 ——– ——– Total noninterest income 19,590 16,095 ——– ——–Noninterest expense:Salaries and employee benefits 21,427 16,770Office supplies and postage 1,530 1,339Occupancy 4,165 3,610Equipment 2,022 1,825Professional fees and outside services 2,722 3,099Data processing and communications 3,295 3,170Amortization of intangible assets 813 391Loan collection and other real estate owned 748 567FDIC expenses 1,529 188Other operating 4,054 3,075 ——– ——– Total noninterest expense 42,305 34,034 ——– ——–Income before income taxes 18,946 19,648Income taxes 5,874 5,932 ——– ——– Net income $ 13,072 $ 13,716 ——– ——–Earnings Per Share: Basic $ 0.40 $ 0.43 Diluted $ 0.40 $ 0.43 ======== ========NBT Bancorp Inc. and SubsidiariesQuarterly Consolidated Statements of Income 1Q 4Q 3Q 2Q 1Q (unaudited) 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 ——— ——– ——— ——— ———(in thousands, except per share data)Interest, fee and dividend income:Loans and leases $ 55,411 $ 58,164 $ 58,154 $ 57,220 $ 58,617Securities available for sale 12,375 13,434 13,451 13,417 13,746Securities held to maturity 1,234 1,253 1,343 1,478 1,514Other 361 436 673 739 775 ——— ——– ——— ——— ——— Total interest, fee and dividend income 69,381 73,287 73,621 72,854 74,652 ——— ——– ——— ——— ———Interest expense:Deposits 13,839 16,371 18,351 18,712 22,698Short-term borrowings 147 382 763 1,362 2,340Long-term debt 6,197 6,401 6,310 5,629 4,302Trust preferred debentures 1,086 1,200 1,154 1,146 1,247 ——— ——– ——— ——— ——— Total interest expense 21,269 24,354 26,578 26,849 30,587 ——— ——– ——— ——— ———Net interest income 48,112 48,933 47,043 46,005 44,065Provision for loan and lease losses 6,451 7,721 7,179 5,803 6,478 ——— ——– ——— ——— ———Net interest income after provision for loan and lease losses 41,661 41,212 39,864 40,202 37,587 ——— ——– ——— ——— ———Noninterest income:Trust 1,409 1,685 1,720 2,099 1,774Service charges on deposit accounts 6,297 7,266 7,414 6,938 6,525ATM and debit card fees 2,182 2,176 2,334 2,225 2,097Broker/dealer and insurance fees 5,338 3,915 2,338 1,366 1,107Net securities (losses) gains – (8) 1,510 18 15Bank owned life insurance income 872 2,484 924 708 807Retirement plan administration fees 1,741 1,468 1,461 1,671 1,708Other 1,751 1,244 1,261 1,394 2,062 ——— ——– ——— ——— ——— Total noninterest income 19,590 20,230 18,962 16,419 16,095 ——— ——– ——— ——— ———Noninterest expense:Salaries and employee benefits 21,427 20,633 16,850 16,906 16,770Office supplies and postage 1,530 1,354 1,322 1,331 1,339Occupancy 4,165 3,385 3,359 3,427 3,610Equipment 2,022 1,944 1,908 1,862 1,825Professional fees and outside services 2,722 2,651 2,205 2,521 3,099Data processing and communications 3,295 3,254 3,155 3,115 3,170Amortization of intangible assets 813 874 462 378 391Loan collection and other real estate owned 748 692 505 730 567Impairment on lease residual assets – – 2,000 – -FDIC expenses 1,529 827 614 184 188Other operating 4,054 4,684 4,678 4,969 3,075 ——— ——– ——— ——— ——— Total noninterest expense 42,305 40,298 37,058 35,423 34,034 ——— ——– ——— ——— ———Income before income taxes 18,946 21,144 21,768 21,198 19,648Income taxes 5,874 6,247 6,685 6,541 5,932 ——— ——– ——— ——— ——— Net income $ 13,072 $ 14,897 $ 15,083 $ 14,657 $ 13,716 ========= ======== ========= ========= =========Earnings per share: Basic $ 0.40 $ 0.46 $ 0.47 $ 0.46 $ 0.43 Diluted $ 0.40 $ 0.45 $ 0.46 $ 0.45 $ 0.43 ========= ======== ========= ========= =========Source: NBT Q1 financial results. NORWICH, NY–(Marketwire – April 27, 2009) –last_img

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