SOURCE: Kearny Financial Corp.

Kearny Financial Corp.

February 04, 2011 15:43 ET

Kearny Financial Corp. Reports Second Quarter 2011 Operating Results

FAIRFIELD, NJ--(Marketwire - February 4, 2011) - Kearny Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: KRNY) (the "Company"), the holding company of Kearny Federal Savings Bank (the "Bank"), today reported a net loss for the quarter ended December 31, 2010 of $5,000, or $0.00 per diluted share.

The results represent a decrease of $1,340,000 compared to net income of $1,335,000, or $0.02 per diluted share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2010. The decrease in net income between linked quarters was primarily attributable to an increase in merger-related expenses attributable to the Company's acquisition of Central Jersey Bancorp ("Central Jersey") and its wholly owned subsidiary, Central Jersey Bank, National Association ("Central Jersey Bank") which was completed on November 30, 2010. The Company is operating the offices acquired from Central Jersey under the name "Central Jersey Bank, a Division of Kearny Federal Savings Bank" ("CJB Division").

The acquisition of Central Jersey qualified as a tax-free reorganization for federal income tax purposes. The final consideration paid by the Company in the transaction totaled $82.1 million which included $70.5 million paid to stockholders of Central Jersey at a price of $7.50 per outstanding share and $11.6 million paid to U.S. Department of Treasury ("U.S. Treasury") for the redemption of the 11,300 shares of Fixed Rate Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A and associated warrant originally issued by Central Jersey to the U.S. Treasury in connection with the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) Capital Purchase Program.

The Company accounted for the transaction using applicable accounting guidance regarding business combinations resulting in the recognition of pre-tax merger-related expenses totaling $3.1 million during the three months ended December 31, 2010. By comparison, merger-related expenses totaled $40,000 for the prior linked quarter ended September 30, 2010. Net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2010 was adversely impacted by approximately $2.2 million or $0.03 per diluted share due to the recognition of merger-related expenses.

The comparative increase in operating expenses between linked periods also reflected increases in other noninterest expenses that were primarily attributable to the integration and ongoing operation of the CJB Division during the final month of the quarter ended December 31, 2010.

The overall increase in operating expense was partially offset by increases in net interest income and non-interest income that were also largely attributable to the ongoing operation of the CJB Division. The Company's provision for loan loss also declined between linked quarters primarily reflecting a reduction in provisions associated with impaired loans. In total, these factors resulted in an overall decrease in pre-tax income and the provision for income taxes.

Kearny Federal Savings Bank operates from its administrative headquarters in Fairfield, New Jersey, and 40 retail branch offices located in Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Morris, Middlesex, Essex, Union, Monmouth and Ocean Counties, New Jersey. At December 31, 2010, Kearny Financial Corp. had total assets of $2.88 billion which included net loans receivable of $1.31 billion and total investment securities, including mortgage-backed and non-mortgage-backed securities, of $1.23 billion. As of that same date, deposits and borrowings totaled $2.13 billion and $255.2 million, respectively, while stockholders' equity totaled $476.8 million or 16.6% of total assets.

The following is a discussion of the Company's financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2010 in comparison to those for the prior linked quarter ended September 30, 2010. Comparative statement of condition information for June 30, 2010 and statement of operations information for the three month and six month periods ended December 31, 2009 are presented in tabular form in the Financial Highlights section at the end of this discussion.

Net Interest Income

Net interest income during the quarter ended December 31, 2010 was $15.9 million, an increase of $1.3 million compared to net interest income of $14.5 million during the quarter ended September 30, 2010. The Company's net interest margin decreased by two basis points to 2.71% for the quarter ended December 31, 2010 from 2.73% during the prior linked quarter ended September 30, 2010.

The increase in net interest income between linked quarters resulted from a decrease in interest expense and a concurrent increase in interest income. The decrease in interest expense between linked quarters was primarily attributable to a decline in the average cost of interest-bearing liabilities which decreased 25 basis points to 1.62% for the quarter ended December 31, 2010 from 1.87% for the quarter ended September 30, 2010. The reduction in average cost reflected declines across most categories of interest-bearing liabilities including interest-bearing checking, savings accounts, certificates of deposit and FHLB borrowings.

The impact on interest expense from the decline in the cost of interest-bearing liabilities was partially offset by an increase in their average balance between linked quarters. The average balance of interest-bearing liabilities increased by $214.2 million to $2.01 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2010 from $1.80 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2010. Increases in average balances were reflected across all categories of interest-bearing liabilities.

As noted, the increase in net interest income attributable to the decline in interest expense between linked quarters was augmented by an increase in interest income between the same comparative periods. The increase in interest income between linked periods was primarily attributable to a $211.3 million increase in the average balance of interest-earning assets to $2.35 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2010 from $2.13 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2010. Average balance increases were reflected across most categories of interest-earning assets including loans receivable, mortgage-backed securities and non-mortgage-backed securities. The increases in the average balance of these categories were partially offset by a decline in the average balance of other interest-earning assets.

The impact on interest income from the increase in the average balance of interest-earning assets was partially offset by a 20 basis point decline in their average yield which decreased to 4.10% for the quarter ended December 31, 2010 from 4.30% for the quarter ended September 30, 2010. The decline in average yield was reflected across most categories of interest-earning assets including loans receivable, mortgage-backed securities and non-mortgage-backed securities. The declines in the average yields of these categories were partially offset by an increase in the average yield on other interest-earning assets.

Overall, the comparative increases in the average balances of interest-earning assets and interest-bearing liabilities were largely attributable to the acquisition of Central Jersey. As seen above, the incremental impact on interest-earning asset yields and interest-bearing liability costs reflect their acquisition at fair value resulting in the ongoing recognition of interest income and interest expense at yields and costs that reflects the historically low interest rates prevalent in the marketplace at the time of acquisition.

Provision for Loan Losses

The provision for loan losses totaled $876,000 during the quarter ended December 31, 2010 compared to a provision of $1.3 million for the linked quarter ended September 30, 2010. The provision in the current period reflected required net increases to the allowance for additional specific losses on impaired construction and permanent mortgage loans on residential properties located in New Jersey. The provision also reflected net increases to balances of general valuation allowances attributable to the application of historical and environmental loss factors to the remaining non-impaired portion of the loan portfolio in accordance with the Company's allowance for loan loss calculation methodology.

Non-interest Income

Non-interest income attributed to fees, service charges and other non-interest income, including real estate owned ("REO") operations, increased by $143,000 to $774,000 during the quarter ended December 31, 2010 from $631,000 during the quarter ended September 30, 2010. The increase in non-interest income between linked quarters reflected increases in both loan-related and deposit-related fee income as well as an increase in income from bank owned life insurance which were largely attributable to the acquisition of Central Jersey and the recognition of non-interest income originating through the CJB Division. These increases were partially offset by a loss on sale of REO during the quarter ended December 31, 2010 for which no such loss was recorded during the earlier comparative period.

Non-interest Expense

Non-interest expense increased by $3.8 million to $15.4 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2010 from $11.6 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2010. As noted earlier, the increase in non-interest expense was largely attributable to the acquisition of Central Jersey. Specifically, the Company recognized $3.1 million of non-recurring merger-related expenses during the quarter ended December 31, 2010. Such expenses included legal, investment banking and other professional service fees as well as employment and service provider severance charges. By comparison, the Company recorded $40,000 of merger-related expenses during the earlier linked quarter ended September 30, 2010.

The comparative increase in operating expenses between linked periods also reflected an increase in other non-interest expenses, including salaries and employee benefits, occupancy expense, equipment and systems expense, federal deposit insurance premium expense and other miscellaneous expenses that were largely attributable to the integration and ongoing operation of the CJB Division during the final month of the quarter ended December 31, 2010. Partially offsetting these increases was a decline in director compensation primarily attributable to a decline in stock benefit plan expenses resulting from the completed vesting and related expensing of such benefits for directors during the quarter ended December 31, 2010.

Provision for Income Taxes

The provision for income taxes decreased by $573,000 to $373,000 for the quarter ended December 31, 2010 from $946,000 for the quarter ended September 30, 2010. The variance in income taxes between comparative quarters was attributable, in part, to the underlying differences in pre-tax income. However, income tax expense during the quarter ended December 31, 2010 also reflected the non-deductibility of certain merger-related expenses recognized during the period.

Cash and Cash Equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents, which consist primarily of interest-earning deposits in other banks, increased by $11.2 million to $130.3 million at December 31, 2010 from $119.1 million at September 30, 2010. The change in the balance of short term, liquid assets reflects the disbursement of acquisition consideration totaling $82.1 million as described earlier. This utilization of funds was more than offset by $57.5 million of cash and cash equivalents acquired from Central Jersey coupled with the combined effects of deposit growth and net loan and investment security repayments.

In accordance with the overall goals of its strategic business plan, the Company may, at times, defer the reinvestment of excess liquidity into the investment portfolio in favor of retaining comparatively higher average balances of short term, liquid assets as a funding source for future loan originations. Toward that end, the Bank's pipeline of "in process" loans has generally increased compared to one year earlier due largely to the acquisition of Central Jersey and the continued expansion of the Bank's commercial loan origination staff separate from that acquisition.

Management will continue to monitor the opportunity cost to near term earnings resulting from the accumulation of short term, liquid assets in relation to the expected need for such liquidity to fund the Company's strategic initiatives including the expected increase in loan origination volume resulting from the ongoing operation of the CJB Division. The Company may continue to redeploy a portion of its liquidity into higher yielding investments based upon the timing and relative success of those initiatives.

Loans Receivable

The outstanding balance of loans receivable at December 31, 2010, excluding the allowance for loan losses, increased by $321.6 million to $1.32 billion compared to $997.7 million at September 30, 2010. The overall increase in the loan portfolio during the current quarter was primarily attributable to the acquisition of Central Jersey.

The balance of total loans acquired from Central Jersey totaled approximately $355.4 million at acquisition. We estimated the fair value of the non-impaired loans acquired from Central Jersey by utilizing a methodology wherein loans with comparable characteristics were aggregated by type of collateral, remaining maturity, and repricing terms. Cash flows for each pool were projected using an estimate of future credit losses and rate of prepayments. Projected monthly cash flows were then discounted to present value using a risk-adjusted market rate for similar loans. The portion of the fair value adjustment attributable to expected future credit losses on non-impaired loans totaled approximately $3.5 million or 1.05% of their outstanding balances.

To estimate the fair value of impaired loans, we analyzed the value of the underlying collateral of the individual loans, assuming the fair values of the loans are derived from the eventual sale of the collateral. The value of the collateral was generally based on recently completed appraisals. We discounted these values using market derived rates of return, with consideration given to the period of time and costs associated with the foreclosure and disposition of the collateral. The portion of the fair value adjustment attributable to expected future credit losses on impaired loans totaled approximately $7.6 million.

In total, the fair value of the loan portfolio acquired from Central Jersey was determined to be approximately $347.7 million at the time of acquisition.

At December 31, 2010, the Company's non-performing assets totaled $37.5 million or 1.30% of total assets and comprised 93 nonperforming loans totaling $35.9 million, or 2.72% of total loans, plus four REO properties totaling $1.6 million. The number and balance of nonperforming assets at December 31, 2010 include 26 loans with outstanding balances of $7.8 million, net of fair value adjustments, and two REO properties totaling $1.2 million that were acquired from Central Jersey. By comparison, at September 30, 2010 non-performing assets totaled $25.4 million or 1.07% of total assets and comprised 62 nonperforming loans totaling $24.8 million, or 2.49% of total loans, plus three REO properties totaling $581,000.

Mortgage-backed and Non-mortgage-backed Securities

The aggregate balance of mortgage-backed securities, which are predominantly government agency pass-through certificates and collateralized mortgage obligations, increased by $18.6 million to $864.3 million at December 31, 2010 from $845.7 million at September 30, 2010. The net increase reflected the acquisition of mortgage-backed securities with fair values totaling $34.4 million from Central Jersey coupled with other security purchases totaling $58.8 million. The increases in mortgage-backed securities were partially offset by principal repayments, net of premium and discount amortization and accretion, totaling approximately $63.3 million and a decline in the unrealized gain within the available for sale portion of the portfolio of $11.3 million to $17.0 million at December 31, 2010 from $28.3 million at September 30, 2010.

The aggregate balance of non-mortgage backed securities increased by $103.1 million to $362.4 million at December 31, 2010 from $259.4 million at September 30, 2010. The net increase reflected the acquisition from Central Jersey of non-mortgage-backed securities with fair values totaling $128.9 million, including municipal obligations of $94.9 million and U.S. government and agency debentures of $34.0 million, coupled with other purchases of municipal obligations totaling $580,000. The increase in non-mortgage-backed securities attributable to the acquisition of the Central Jersey portfolios were partially offset by principal repayments and maturities totaling $25.8 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2010. The net change in the portfolio also reflects an increase in the unrealized loss of the available for sale non-mortgage-backed securities of $529,000 to $1.6 million at December 31, 2010 from $1.1 million at September 30, 2010.

Other Assets

Other assets, including premises and equipment, Federal Home Loan Bank stock, interest receivable, goodwill, bank owned life insurance, deferred income taxes and other miscellaneous assets, increased by $50.9 million to $214.7 million at December 31, 2010 from $163.8 million at September 30, 2010. The increase in other assets was largely attributable to the acquisition of Central Jersey. Most notably, the increase in other assets included the recognition of $26.3 million of goodwill resulting from the consideration paid in the acquisition in relation to the fair value of assets acquired and liabilities assumed. Other noteworthy components of the acquisition-related increases to other assets included additions to premises and equipment of $5.2 million, an increase in Federal Home Loan Bank stock of $1.2 million, an increase in accrued interest receivable totaling $2.1 million, an increase of $1.2 million in REO and additions to bank owned life insurance totaling $3.9 million. The Company also recognized increases in the balances of deferred income taxes and other assets, including prepaid federal deposit insurance premiums, resulting from the acquisition.

Deposits

Deposits increased $468.0 million to $2.13 billion at December 31, 2010 from $1.66 billion at September 30, 2010. Growth was reported across all categories of deposits. For the quarter ended December 31, 2010, non-interest bearing deposits increased $46.8 million to $96.6 million, interest-bearing demand deposits increased $201.9 million to $488.1 million, savings deposits increased $56.5 million to $392.4 million and certificates of deposit increased $162.8 million to $1.15 billion. The reported increase was primarily attributable to the deposits acquired from Central Jersey whose overall balances and fair values at acquisition totaled $475.2 million and $476.8 million, respectively, reflecting a premium on certificates of deposit totaling $1.6 million. No core deposit intangible was ascribed to the value of non-maturity deposits due primarily to the comparatively low cost of alternative funding sources available in the marketplace at acquisition.

The growth in interest-bearing checking accounts also reflects the continued promotion of the Bank's "High Yield Checking" product which is designed to attract core deposits in the form of customers' primary checking accounts through interest rate and fee reimbursement incentives to qualifying customers. The explicit increase in interest expense associated with the "High Yield Checking" product is expected to be partially offset by an associated increase in transaction fee income.

Borrowings

The Company reported a net increase in borrowings of $45.2 million to $255.2 million at December 31, 2010 from $210.0 million at September 30, 2010. The reported increase reflected the acquisition of borrowings from Central Jersey with total outstanding balances and fair values of $53.7 million and $54.2 million at the time of acquisition. The borrowings acquired included advances from the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York totaling $11.1 million and outstanding overnight "sweep account" balances linked to customer demand deposits totaling $37.5 million at the time of acquisition. Overnight sweep account balances declined to $28.5 million at December 31, 2010. Acquired borrowings also included outstanding subordinated debt totaling $5.2 million relating to the Central Jersey's prior issuance of trust preferred securities which remained outstanding at December 31, 2010. The Company is currently evaluating the option of paying off the subordinated debt by calling the trust preferred securities in accordance with the terms of the securities agreements.

Stockholders' Equity and Capital Management

During the quarter ended December 31, 2010, stockholders' equity decreased $7.2 million to $476.8 million from $484.0 million at September 30, 2010. The decrease was largely attributable to a $7.0 million decline in accumulated other comprehensive income resulting primarily from reductions in the unrealized gain on the available for sale securities portfolios. The decline in stockholders' equity also reflected a $808,000 cash dividend to minority shareholders and a quarterly net loss of $5,000. Partially offsetting these factors were increases to paid-in-capital attributable primarily to benefit plan related adjustments and a reduction of unearned ESOP shares for plan shares earned during the period.

At December 31, 2010, the Company's total equity to asset ratio was 16.6% while the equity to assets ratio of the Bank was 15.6%. As of that same date, the Bank's ratio of tangible equity to tangible assets was 12.03% while its Tier 1 (Core) Capital and Total (Risk-based) Capital to risk-weighted assets ratios were 24.53% and 24.86%, respectively, far in excess of the 6.0% and 10.0% levels, respectively, required by the Office of Thrift Supervision to be classified "well-capitalized" under regulatory guidelines.

Statements contained in this news release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors, which include, but are not limited to factors discussed in documents filed by Kearny Financial Corp. with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. The Company does not undertake and specifically disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Company.

KEARNY FINANCIAL CORP.
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Data, Unaudited)

                                                        At
                                        ----------------------------------
                                       December 31, September 30, June 30,
                                           2010        2010        2010
                                        ----------  ----------  ----------
Selected Balance Sheet Data:
Cash and cash equivalents               $  130,328  $  119,084  $  181,422
Securities available for sale              125,569      29,382      29,497
Securities held to maturity                236,870     229,976     255,000
                                        ----------  ----------  ----------
  Non-mortgage-backed securities           362,439     259,358     284,497
Loans receivable                         1,319,354     997,744   1,013,713
Allowance for loan losses                   (9,931)     (9,377)     (8,561)
                                        ----------  ----------  ----------
  Net loans receivable                   1,309,423     988,367   1,005,152
Mortgage-backed securities available
 for sale                                  862,769     844,042     703,455
Mortgage-backed securities held to
 maturity                                    1,533       1,625       1,700
                                        ----------  ----------  ----------
  Mortgage-backed securities               864,302     845,667     705,155
Premises & equipment                        39,630      34,854      34,989
Federal Home Loan Bank stock                14,062      12,867      12,867
Goodwill                                   108,543      82,263      82,263
Bank owned life insurance                   24,099      19,996      19,833
Other assets                                28,639      13,816      13,635
                                        ----------  ----------  ----------
     Total assets                       $2,881,465  $2,376,272  $2,339,813
                                        ==========  ==========  ==========
Non-interest bearing deposits           $   96,626  $   49,785  $   53,709
Interest-bearing deposits                2,034,745   1,613,603   1,569,853
                                        ----------  ----------  ----------
  Deposits                               2,131,371   1,663,388   1,623,562
Federal Home Loan Bank advances            221,574     210,000     210,000
Other borrowings                            33,628           0           0
                                        ----------  ----------  ----------
  Borrowings                               255,202     210,000     210,000
Other liabilities                           17,802      18,912      20,325
                                        ----------  ----------  ----------
     Total liabilities                   2,404,375   1,892,300   1,853,887
Stockholders' equity                       476,820     483,972     485,926
                                        ----------  ----------  ----------
     Total liabilities & stockholders'
      equity                            $2,881,195  $2,376,272  $2,339,813
                                        ==========  ==========  ==========
Consolidated Capital Ratios:
Equity to assets at period end               16.55%      20.37%      20.77%
Tangible equity to tangible assets at
 period end (1)                              13.03%      17.02%      17.36%
Share Data:
Outstanding shares (in thousands)           67,975      67,975      68,344
Closing price as reported by NASDAQ     $     8.60  $     8.83  $     9.16
Book value per share                    $     7.01  $     7.12  $     7.11
Tangible book value per share (1)       $     5.29  $     5.68  $     5.66
Asset Quality Ratios:
Non-performing loans to total loans           2.72%       2.49%       2.13%
Non-performing assets to total assets         1.30%       1.07%       0.93%
Allowance for loan losses to total
 loans                                        0.75%       0.94%       0.84%
Allowance for loan losses to
 non-performing loans                        27.68%      37.76%      39.70%

(1) Tangible equity equals total stockholders' equity reduced by goodwill,
    core deposit intangible assets and accumulated other comprehensive
    income.




(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Data, Unaudited)

                                                           For the Six
                           For the Three Months Ended      Months Ended
                          ----------------------------  ------------------
                          December  September December  December  December
                          31, 2010  30, 2010  31, 2009  31, 2010  31, 2009
                          --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
Summary of Operations:
Interest income on:
  Loans receivable        $ 14,878  $ 13,801  $ 14,739  $ 28,679  $ 29,618
  Mortgage-backed
   securities                7,297     7,398     8,089    14,695    15,918
  Non-mortgage-backed
   securities                1,617     1,565       612     3,182       830
  Other interest-earning
   assets                      241       179       215       420       445
                          --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
       Total interest-
        earning assets      24,033    22,943    23,655    46,976    46,811
Interest expense on:
  Interest-bearing
   checking                    799       775       533     1,574     1,014
  Savings and clubs            509       730       806     1,239     1,598
  Certificates of deposit    4,707     4,818     5,849     9,525    12,404
                          --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
    Total interest-bearing
     deposits                6,015     6,323     7,188    12,338    15,016
 Federal Home Loan Bank
  advances                   2,110     2,075     2,075     4,185     4,150
 Other borrowings               36         0         0        36         0
                          --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
    Total borrowings         2,146     2,075     2,075     4,221     4,150
                          --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
      Total interest-
       bearing liabilities   8,161     8,398     9,263    16,559    19,166
                          --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
Net interest income         15,872    14,545    14,392    30,417    27,645
  Provision for loan
   losses                      876     1,251       605     2,127     1,463
                          --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
    Net interest income
     after loan loss
     provision              14,996    13,294    13,787    28,290    26,182
Fees & service charges         427       342       350       769       728
Gain/(loss) on
 securities, including
 other-than-temporary
 impairment                      0         0       (55)        0      (153)
Other non-interest income      347       289       220       636       460
                          --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
  Total non-interest
   income                      774       631       515     1,405     1,035
Salaries and employee
 benefits                    7,397     6,953     6,662    14,350    13,344
Net occupancy expense of
 premises                    1,152     1,049       988     2,201     2,005
Equipment and systems        1,385     1,177     1,117     2,562     2,189
Advertising and marketing      270       246       226       516       440
Federal deposit insurance
 premium                       517       447       393       964       550
Directors' compensation        250       558       540       808     1,096
Merger-related expenses      3,150        40         0     3,190         0
Miscellaneous expense        1,281     1,174     1,245     2,455     2,564
                          --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
  Total non-interest
   expense                  15,402    11,644    11,171    27,046    22,188
                          --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
Income before taxes            368     2,281     3,131     2,649     5,029
Provision for income
 taxes                         373       946     1,290     1,319     2,093
                          --------  --------  --------  --------  --------
Net income                $     (5) $  1,335  $  1,841  $  1,330  $  2,936
                          ========  ========  ========  ========  ========
Per Share Data:
Net income per share -
 basic                    $   0.00  $   0.02  $   0.03  $   0.02  $   0.04
Net income per share -
 diluted                  $   0.00  $   0.02  $   0.03  $   0.02  $   0.04
Weighted average number
 of common shares
 outstanding - basic (in
 thousands)                 67,042    67,219    68,015    67,130    68,045
Weighted average number
 of common shares
 outstanding - diluted
 (in thousands)             67,042    67,219    68,015    67,130    68,045
Cash dividends per
 share (1)                $   0.05  $   0.05  $   0.05  $   0.10  $   0.10
Dividend payout ratio (2)       NM      59.9%     62.1%    120.9%     68.0%

(1) Represents dividends declared per common share.
(2) Represents dividends declared, excluding dividends waived by Kearny
    MHC, divided by net income.




(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Data, Unaudited)

                                                         For the Six
                     For the Three Months Ended          Months Ended
                ----------------------------------  ----------------------
                 December    September   December    December    December
                 31, 2010    30, 2010    31, 2009    31, 2010    31, 2009
                ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
Average Balances:
 Loans
  receivable    $1,102,549  $1,005,826  $1,043,412  $1,054,187  $1,046,975
 Mortgage-backed
  securities       853,207     737,388     706,090     795,298     680,925
 Non-mortgage-
  backed
  securities       303,297     275,658      71,582     289,477      51,873
 Other interest-
  earning assets    86,199     115,037     159,778     100,618     178,322
                ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
    Total interest-
     earning
     assets      2,345,252   2,133,909   1,980,862   2,239,580   1,958,095
 Non-interest-
  earning assets   239,538     223,336     207,936     231,343     212,085
                ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
    Total
     assets     $2,584,790  $2,357,245  $2,188,798  $2,470,923  $2,170,180
                ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========
  Interest-
   bearing
   checking     $  355,059  $  273,524  $  185,909  $  314,292  $  178,480
  Savings and
   clubs           356,405     336,377     310,043     346,391     307,140
  Certificates
   of deposit    1,052,049     976,816     926,123   1,014,433     921,776
                ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
    Total interest-
     bearing
     deposits    1,763,513   1,586,717   1,422,075   1,675,116   1,407,396
 Federal Home
  Loan Bank
  advances         234,013     210,000     210,000     222,006     210,000
 Other borrowings   13,361           0           0       6,680           0
                ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
   Total
    borrowings     247,374     210,000     210,000     228,686     210,000
                ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
    Total interest-
     bearing
     liabilities  2,010,887   1,796,717   1,632,075   1,903,802   1,617,396
 Non-interest-
  bearing
  liabilities       91,259      76,504      75,559      83,787      74,369
                ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
   Total
    liabilities  2,102,146   1,873,221   1,707,634   1,987,589   1,691,765
 Stockholders'
  equity           482,644     484,024     481,164     483,334     478,415
                ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
    Total
     liabilities
     and
     stockholders'
     equity     $2,584,790  $2,357,245  $2,188,798  $2,470,923  $2,170,180
                ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========
Average
 interest-earning
 assets to average
 interest-bearing
 liabilities        116.63%     118.77%     121.37%     117.64%     121.06%




                                                            For the Six
                              For the Three Months Ended    Months Ended
                              --------------------------  ----------------
                              December September December December December
                              31, 2010 30, 2010  31, 2009 31, 2010 31, 2009
                              -------  --------  -------  -------  -------
Performance ratios:
Yield on average:
 Loans receivable                5.40%     5.49%    5.65%    5.44%    5.66%
 Mortgage-backed securities      3.42%     4.01%    4.58%    3.70%    4.68%
 Non-mortgage-backed
  securities                     2.13%     2.27%    3.42%    2.20%    3.20%
 Other interest-earning
  assets                         1.12%     0.62%    0.54%    0.84%    0.50%
                              -------  --------  -------  -------  -------
    Total interest-earning
     assets                      4.10%     4.30%    4.78%    4.20%    4.78%
Cost of average:
 Interest-bearing checking       0.90%     1.13%    1.15%    1.00%    1.14%
 Savings and clubs               0.57%     0.87%    1.04%    0.72%    1.04%
 Certificates of deposit         1.79%     1.97%    2.53%    1.88%    2.69%
                              -------  --------  -------  -------  -------
  Interest-bearing deposits      1.36%     1.59%    2.02%    1.47%    2.13%
 Federal Home Loan Bank
  advances                       3.61%     3.95%    3.95%    3.77%    3.95%
 Other borrowings                1.08%     0.00%    0.00%    1.08%    0.00%
                              -------  --------  -------  -------  -------
  Total borrowings               3.47%     3.95%    3.95%    3.69%    3.95%
                              -------  --------  -------  -------  -------
   Total interest-bearing
    liabilities                  1.62%     1.87%    2.27%    1.74%    2.37%
  Net interest rate spread (1)   2.48%     2.43%    2.51%    2.46%    2.41%
  Net interest margin (2)        2.71%     2.73%    2.91%    2.72%    2.82%
  Non-interest income to
   average assets                0.12%     0.11%    0.09%    0.11%    0.10%
  Non-interest expense to
   average assets                2.38%     1.98%    2.04%    2.19%    2.04%
  Efficiency ratio              92.53%    76.73%   74.93%   84.99%   77.36%
  Return on average assets       0.00%     0.23%    0.34%    0.11%    0.27%
  Return on average equity       0.00%     1.10%    1.53%    0.55%    1.23%

(1) Interest income divided by average interest-earning assets less
    interest expense divided by average interest-bearing liabilities.
(2) Net interest income divided by average interest-earning assets.

Contact Information

  • For further information contact:
    Craig L. Montanaro
    President & Chief Operating Officer
    Kearny Financial Corp.
    (973) 244-4510