SOURCE: Idaho Bancorp

Idaho Bancorp

March 04, 2009 20:12 ET

Idaho Bancorp Reports Final Annual Results for 2008

BOISE, ID--(Marketwire - March 4, 2009) - Today Idaho Bancorp (the "Bank") (OTCBB: IDBC) reported a net loss for the year ended December 31, 2008 of ($1,981,000) or ($1.08)/share, compared to net income of $1,441,000 or $0.78/diluted share for 2007. Idaho Bancorp continues to be well capitalized with a total risk-based capital ratio of 10.88% at December 31, 2008. Events subsequent to December 31, 2008 and our earlier press release dated January 23, 2009, which showed a net loss of ($232,000) for 2008, had a direct impact on Idaho Bancorp's audited results for 2008. The Bank also received an additional $6,900,000 of capital on January 16, 2009 by issuing preferred stock to the U.S. Treasury in connection with participating in the voluntary Capital Purchase Program under the Troubled Asset Relief Program.

The primary difference in reported income between our January 23, 2009 press release results and the audited financial statements is the recognition of an additional $2,864,000 in loan loss provisions and additional associated tax benefits of $1,143,000 on the income statement. The increase in loan loss provisions is primarily attributable to six loans, five of which were previously recognized as being on nonaccrual status as of December 31, 2008. The sixth loan was changed to nonaccrual status in February 2009. Included in the additional recognized provisions was $1,096,000 from appraisals received in February 2009 on real estate associated with two of the loans. The Bank recognized an additional $1,577,000 in provisions for the other four commercial non-real estate loans.

Factors contributing to the final results for 2008 included a decline in the net interest margin between 2008 and 2007, an increased provision for loan losses due to a weakening economy, expenses related to management changes at Idaho Banking Company, and a favorable tax expense variance.

Since the Federal Open Market Committee lowered the fed funds rate by 400 basis points during 2008, the Company's average tax equivalent net interest margin decreased only 42 basis points from the 2007 level to 3.82% for 2008. As a result, a 2008 unfavorable net interest income rate variance of approximately $947,000 was recognized compared to 2007. Average earning assets increased during 2008 by 4.74% or $10,310,000, which led to a favorable net interest income volume variance of approximately $437,000, offsetting the unfavorable rate variance.

Due to the weakening economy, the Bank has increased its allowance for loan losses to 2.17% of outstanding loans from 1.38% at December 31, 2007. This increase, combined with net charge-offs of $2,779,000, led to a loan loss provision in the income statement of $4,709,000, an increase of $4,399,000 compared to 2007. The annualized year-to-date net charge-offs to loans ratio is 1.42%. Nonperforming loans consist of twenty-one accounts totaling $10,907,000, or 5.20% of loans outstanding as of December 31, 2008 compared to $911,000 in nonperforming loans at the end 2007.

Noninterest expenses increased by $478,000 or 6% compared to 2007 levels, largely due to one time charges of approximately $453,000 due to changes in management personnel. Idaho Banking Company, the primary subsidiary of Idaho Bancorp, continues to look for ways to become more efficient and to reduce its noninterest expenses in relation to its operating revenue.

Idaho Bancorp President and CEO James C. Latta commented, "2008 was a turbulent year for all banks in the Treasure Valley. The Bank is very fortunate to have employees dedicated to providing lasting impressions of trust and service, while building strong loan and deposit relationships with businesses and individuals within our market area. Our employees' genuine concern for the success of the Bank's customers will reap rewards for the Bank's shareholders."

Idaho Bancorp ( is the parent company of Idaho Banking Company, a state-chartered commercial bank and member of the Federal Reserve, which was organized in 1996 and operates four branch offices, and a construction & mortgage home loan center. The Bank serves clients throughout southwestern Idaho.

This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 ("PSLRA"). Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, including but not limited to the following: the concentration of loans of the company's banking subsidiary, particularly with respect to commercial and residential real estate lending; a continued decline in the housing and real estate market, changes in the regulatory environment and increases in associated costs, particularly ongoing compliance expenses and resource allocation needs in response to regulatory rules and guidelines; vendor quality and efficiency; employee recruitment and retention; the company's ability to control risks associated with rapidly changing technology both from an internal perspective as well as for external providers; increased competition among financial institutions; fluctuating interest rate environments; a tightening of available credit, and similar matters. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. Idaho Bancorp undertakes no obligation to publicly revise or update the forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that arise after the date of this release. This statement is included for the express purpose of invoking PSLRA's safe harbor provisions.

                       Idaho Bancorp and Subsidiary
                    Consolidated Financial Highlights
                 (Dollars in thousands, except per share)

For the year ended December 31:   2008       2007     $ Change   % Change
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
  Net interest income           $   8,570  $   9,080  $    (510)        -6%
  Provision for loan losses         4,709        310      4,399       1419%
  Mortgage banking income             643        715        (72)       -10%
  Other noninterest income            509        625       (116)       -19%
  Noninterest expense               8,339      7,860        479          6%
  Net income (loss) before
   taxes                           (3,326)     2,250     (5,576)      -248%
  Income taxes                     (1,345)       809     (2,154)      -266%
  Net income (loss)                (1,981)     1,441     (3,422)      -237%

  Earnings per share
    Basic                           (1.08)      0.79      (1.87)      -237%
    Diluted                         (1.08)      0.78      (1.86)      -238%

At December 31:                   2008       2007     $ Change   % Change
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
  Loans                         $ 209,648  $ 190,366  $  19,282         10%
  Allowance for loan losses         4,553      2,623      1,930         74%
  Assets                          247,330    234,502     12,828          5%
  Deposits                        185,310    189,226     (3,916)        -2%
  Shareholders' equity             14,994     17,438     (2,444)       -14%
  Nonperforming loans              10,907        911      9,996       1097%
  Other real estate owned *           380          0        380        N/A

  Book value per share               8.15       9.61      (1.46)       -15%
  Shares of common stock
   outstanding                  1,839,860  1,814,222     25,638          1%

  Allowance to loan ratio            2.17%      1.38%
  Allowance to nonperforming
   loans                               42%       288%
  Nonperforming loans to total
   loans                             5.20%      0.48%

Averages for the year ended
 December 31:                     2008       2007     $ Change   % Change
                                ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
  Loans                         $ 195,994  $ 181,719  $  14,275          8%
  Earning assets                  227,862    217,553     10,309          5%
  Assets                          238,063    229,412      8,651          4%
  Deposits                        182,004    186,789     (4,785)        -3%
  Shareholders' equity             17,748     16,779        969          6%

For the year ended December 31:
  Return on average assets          -0.83%      0.63%
  Return on average equity         -11.16%      8.59%
  Average loans to deposits        107.69%     97.29%
  Net interest margin - tax
   equivalent                        3.82%      4.24%
  Net loan charge-offs
   (recoveries)                     2,779        106
  Net charge-offs (recoveries)
   to loans (annualized)             1.42%      0.06%

* Includes only retaken property.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    James C. Latta
    President and CEO

    Bruce W. Barfuss
    Executive Vice President and CFO

    Mary E. Brimson
    Senior Vice President
    Shareholder Relations