SOURCE: Kearny Financial Corp

Kearny Financial Corp

May 04, 2011 16:22 ET

Kearny Financial Corp. Reports Third Quarter 2011 Operating Results

FAIRFIELD, NJ--(Marketwire - May 4, 2011) - Kearny Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: KRNY) (the "Company"), the holding company of Kearny Federal Savings Bank (the "Bank"), today reported net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 of $2,688,000, or $0.04 per diluted share.

The results represent an increase of $2,693,000 compared to a net loss of $5,000, or $0.00 per diluted share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2010. The increase in net income between linked quarters was primarily attributable to a decrease 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 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. Net income for the prior 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. By comparison, merger-related expenses totaled $225,000 for the current quarter ended March 31, 2011 which had a negligible impact on the reported earnings per diluted share.

The comparative increase in net income between linked periods also reflected increases in net interest income and noninterest income that were partially offset by comparative increases in other categories of noninterest expense. In large part, these other variances were primarily attributable to the ongoing operation of the CJB Division for the full three months of quarter ended March 31, 2011. By comparison, the Company owned and operated the CJB Division for only the final month of the earlier comparative quarter ended December 31, 2010.

The change in net income also reflected an increase in provision for loan loss between linked quarters primarily reflecting changes in the Company's methodology for calculating impairments attributable to nonperforming loans. In total, these factors resulted in an overall increase 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 March 31, 2011, Kearny Financial Corp. had total assets of $2.89 billion which included net loans receivable of $1.28 billion and total investment securities, including mortgage-backed and non-mortgage-backed securities, of $1.20 billion. As of that same date, deposits and borrowings totaled $2.14 billion and $254.9 million, respectively, while stockholders' equity totaled $479.3 million or 16.6% of total assets.

The following is a discussion of the Company's financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 in comparison to those for the prior linked quarter ended December 31, 2010. Comparative statement of condition information for June 30, 2010 and statement of operations information for the three month and nine month periods ended March 31, 2010 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 March 31, 2011 was $18.5 million, an increase of $2.6 million compared to net interest income of $15.9 million during the quarter ended December 31, 2010. For those same comparative periods, the Company's net interest margin increased by 10 basis points to 2.81% from 2.71%.

The increase in net interest income between linked quarters resulted from an increase in interest income coupled with a concurrent decrease in interest expense. The increase in interest income between linked periods was primarily attributable to a $288.9 million increase in the average balance of interest-earning assets to $2.63 billion for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 from $2.35 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2010. Average balance increases were reflected across most categories of interest-earning assets including loans receivable, non-mortgage-backed securities and other interest-earning assets. The increases in the average balance of these categories were partially offset by a decline in the average balance of mortgage-backed securities.

The impact on interest income from the increase in the average balance of interest-earning assets was partially offset by a nine basis point decline in their average yield which decreased to 4.01% for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 from 4.10% for the quarter ended December 31, 2010. The decline in average yield was reflected across all categories of interest-earning assets including loans receivable, mortgage-backed securities, non-mortgage-backed securities and other interest-earning assets.

As noted, the increase in net interest income attributable to the increase in interest income between linked quarters was augmented by a decrease in interest expense between the same comparative periods. The decrease in interest expense between linked quarters was primarily attributable to a decline in the average cost of interest-bearing liabilities which decreased 22 basis points to 1.41% for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 from 1.63% for the quarter ended December 31, 2010. The reduction in average cost reflected declines across most categories of interest-bearing deposits including interest-bearing checking, savings accounts and certificates of deposit. For those same comparative periods the cost of FHLB borrowings increased by six basis points to 3.67% from 3.61% while the cost of other borrowings, comprised primarily of depositor sweep accounts, declined four basis points to 1.04% from 1.08%.

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 $255.9 million to $2.26 billion for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 from $2.00 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2010. Increases in average balances were reflected across most categories of interest-bearing liabilities including interest-bearing checking, savings accounts, certificates of deposit and depositor sweep accounts. These increases were partially offset by a decline in the average balance of FHLB borrowings.

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 reflect the historically low interest rates prevalent in the marketplace at the time of acquisition.

Provision for Loan Losses

The provision for loan losses totaled $1.4 million during the quarter ended March 31, 2011 compared to a provision of $876,000 for the linked quarter ended December 31, 2010. The provision in the current period reflected changes in the Company's methodology for measuring the impairment associated with collateral dependent loans. In measuring the impairment associated with such loans, the fair value of the real estate collateralizing the loan is generally used as a measurement proxy for that of the impaired loan itself as a practical expedient. Such values are generally determined based upon a discounted market value obtained through an automated valuation module or prepared by a qualified, independent real estate appraiser.

As supported by accounting and regulatory guidance, the Company has traditionally reduced the fair value of the collateral by estimated selling costs, such as real estate brokerage commissions, to measure impairment when such costs are expected to reduce the cash flows available to repay the loan. During the current quarter, the Company expanded the scope of such costs to also include, where applicable, estimated foreclosure and repossession costs, collateral carrying costs such as real estate taxes and insurance, and various title transfer and insurance fees.

The Company estimates that consideration of these additional estimated costs in its allowance for loan loss calculation methodology increased the provision for loan losses recognized during the quarter ended March 31, 2011 by approximately $1.1 million. While the revised methodology was applied to all impaired, collateral dependent loans, the increases in estimated impairments and resulting additions to specific valuation allowances were largely attributable to the impaired residential mortgage loans originally acquired from Countrywide Home Loans, Inc. Such loans continue to be serviced by their acquirer, Bank of America through its subsidiary, BAC Home Loans Servicing, LP. where the collections and foreclosure processes have been subjected to extended delays.

In addition to the increases noted above, 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 increased by $311,000 to $1.1 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 from $774,000 during the quarter ended December 31, 2010. The increase in non-interest income between linked quarters reflected increases in both loan-related and deposit-related fee income as well as increases in income from bank owned life insurance and ATM and safe deposit services 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 augmented by a $22,000 increase in the gain on sale of loans originated through the CJB Division. The Company also recognized an increase in non-interest income attributable to its REO-related operating and sale activities.

Partially offsetting the noted increases in noninterest income was a $28,000 loss on sale of securities attributable to the sale of a small portion of non-agency collateralized mortgage obligations whose credit ratings had deteriorated below investment grade.

Non-interest Expense

Non-interest expense decreased by $933,000 to $14.5 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 from $15.4 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2010. The decrease reflected a $2.9 million reduction in merger-related expenses to $225,000 from $3.1 million for the same comparative periods. The residual merger-related costs recognized during the current period included legal, audit and accounting and other professional and service provider fees.

The noted decrease in merger-related expenses was partially offset by increases in most other categories of non-interest expenses, including salaries and employee benefits, occupancy expense, equipment and systems expense, federal deposit insurance premium expense and other miscellaneous expenses. Such increases were largely attributable to the ongoing operation of the CJB Division for the full quarter ended March 31, 2011 compared to the earlier linked quarter when such expenses were only recognized during the final month of the quarter.

Provision for Income Taxes

The provision for income taxes increased by $625,000 to $998,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 compared to $373,000 for the quarter ended December 31, 2010. The variance in income taxes between comparative quarters was attributable, in part, to the underlying differences in pre-tax income as well as the non-deductibility of certain merger-related expenses recognized during the earlier comparative period and other adjustments to estimated accruals.

Cash and Cash Equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents, which consist primarily of interest-earning deposits in other banks, increased by $77.9 million to $208.3 million at March 31, 2011 from $130.3 million at December 31, 2010. The change in the balance of short term, liquid assets largely reflects the cash flows resulting from the net declines in the outstanding balance of loans receivable and non-mortgage-backed securities coupled with an increase in the overall balance of deposits. These incoming sources of cash were partially deployed through the net increase in the outstanding balance of mortgage-backed securities.

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 March 31, 2011, excluding deferred fees and costs and the allowance for loan losses, declined by $30.1 million to $1.29 billion compared to $1.32 billion at December 31, 2010. The overall decrease in the loan portfolio during the current quarter included net declines in the balance of one-to-four family mortgage loans, comprising residential first mortgages, home equity loans and home equity lines of credit, of $23.3 million and a net decrease in the balance of construction loans of $6.4 million. For the same comparative periods, the aggregate balance of commercial loans, including non-residential mortgages, multi-family mortgages and commercial business loans, decreased $666,000 while the aggregate balance of consumer and other loans increased $170,000.

In general, the aggregate decline in the loan portfolio for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 reflects the continuing diminished level of loan demand resulting from a weak economy and declining real estate values exacerbated by aggressive pricing for certain loan products that are available in the marketplace to a reduced number of qualified borrowers.

At March 31, 2011, the Company's non-performing assets totaled $43.0 million or 1.49% of total assets and comprised 105 nonperforming loans totaling $41.5 million, or 3.22% of total loans, plus five REO properties totaling $1.5 million. By comparison, at December 31, 2010 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 reported increase in nonperforming loans between linked periods included the addition of one $4.0 million secured interest-only commercial business loan that was 90 days past maturity at March 31, 2011. The loan continued to make interest payments at the contractual rate from its original maturity date of January 1, 2011 through March 31, 2011 and was refinanced into a fully amortizing loan at current market terms effective April 1, 2011 at which time the loan returned to performing status.

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 $73.3 million to $937.6 million at March 31, 2011 from $864.3 million at December 31, 2010. The net increase reflected security purchases totaling $134.1 million that were partially offset by principal repayments, net of premium and discount amortization and accretion, totaling approximately $60.6 million and a decline in the unrealized gain within the available for sale portion of the portfolio of $216,000 to $16.8 million at March 31, 2011 from $17.0 million at December 31, 2010.

The aggregate balance of non-mortgage backed securities decreased by $104.2 million to $258.2 million at March 31, 2011 from $362.4 million at December 31, 2010. The net decrease reflected principal repayments and maturities totaling $104.8 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2010 that were partially offset by a decrease in the unrealized loss of the available for sale non-mortgage-backed securities of $562,000 to $1.0 million at March 31, 2011 from $1.6 million at December 31, 2010.

Other Assets

The aggregate balance of 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, decreased by $3.5 million to $211.2 million at March 31, 2011 from $214.7 million at December 31, 2010. Individually, the balance of goodwill remained unchanged during the current quarter while the balance of bank owned life insurance increased in accordance with the growth in the cash surrender value of the underlying polices. The balances of the remaining categories of other assets declined during the quarter reflecting the normal fluctuations in the balances of such assets.

Deposits

Deposits increased $9.6 million to $2.14 billion at March 31, 2011 from $2.13 billion at December 31, 2010 reflecting increases in non-interest bearing and interest-bearing deposits of $1.9 million and $7.7 million, respectively. The increase in interest-bearing deposits included increases in savings accounts and certificates of deposit totaling $6.2 million and $8.2 million, respectively, that were partially offset by a decline in the balance of interest-bearing checking accounts of $6.7 million.

Borrowings

The Company reported a net decrease in borrowings of $272,000 to $254.9 million at March 31, 2011 from $255.2 million at December 31, 2010. The reported decrease reflected the repayment of a maturing advance from the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York totaling $10.0 million that was substantially offset by a $9.8 million increase in the balance of outstanding overnight "sweep account" balances linked to customer demand deposits. The balance of 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 March 31, 2011. In April 2011, the Company paid off the subordinated debt at par by calling the trust preferred securities in accordance with the terms of the securities agreements.

Stockholders' Equity and Capital Management

During the quarter ended March 31, 2011, stockholders' equity increased $2.5 million to $479.3 million from $476.8 million at December 31, 2010. The increase was largely attributable to net income of $2.7 million for the current quarter that was partially offset by the payment of an $808,000 cash dividend to minority shareholders. The increase in stockholders' equity also reflected an increase in accumulated other comprehensive income resulting primarily from increases in the unrealized gain on the available for sale securities portfolios as well as a reduction of unearned ESOP shares for plan shares earned during the period.

At March 31, 2011, the Company's total equity to asset ratio was 16.6% while the equity to assets ratio of the Bank was 15.7%. As of that same date, the Bank's ratio of tangible equity to tangible assets was 12.1% while its Tier 1 (Core) Capital and Total (Risk-based) Capital to risk-weighted assets ratios were 24.7% and 25.1%, 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
                                     -------------------------------------
                                      March 31,   December 31,   June 30,
                                         2011        2010          2010
                                     -----------  -----------  -----------
Selected Balance Sheet Data:
Cash and cash equivalents            $   208,256  $   130,328  $   181,422

Securities available for sale            100,457      125,569       29,497
Securities held to maturity              157,733      236,870      255,000
                                     -----------  -----------  -----------
  Non-mortgage-backed securities         258,190      362,439      284,497

Loans receivable                       1,289,277    1,319,354    1,013,713
Allowance for loan losses                (10,661)      (9,931)      (8,561)
                                     -----------  -----------  -----------
  Net loans receivable                 1,278,616    1,309,423    1,005,152

Mortgage-backed securities available
 for sale                                936,228      862,769      703,455
Mortgage-backed securities held to
 maturity                                  1,398        1,533        1,700
                                     -----------  -----------  -----------
  Mortgage-backed securities             937,626      864,302      705,155

Premises & equipment                      39,499       39,630       34,989
Federal Home Loan Bank stock              13,611       14,062       12,867
Goodwill                                 108,543      108,543       82,263
Bank owned life insurance                 24,290       24,099       19,833
Other assets                              25,297       28,369       13,635
                                     -----------  -----------  -----------
    Total assets                     $ 2,893,928  $ 2,881,195  $ 2,339,813
                                     ===========  ===========  ===========
Non-interest bearing deposits        $   133,106  $   131,220  $    53,709
Interest-bearing deposits              2,007,822    2,000,151    1,569,853
                                     -----------  -----------  -----------
  Deposits                             2,140,928    2,131,371    1,623,562

Federal Home Loan Bank advances          211,518      221,574      210,000
Other borrowings                          43,412       33,628            0
                                     -----------  -----------  -----------
  Borrowings                             254,930      255,202      210,000

Other liabilities                         18,803       17,802       20,325
                                     -----------  -----------  -----------
    Total liabilities                  2,414,661    2,404,375    1,853,887

Stockholders' equity                     479,267      476,820      485,926
                                     -----------  -----------  -----------
  Total liabilities & stockholders'
   equity                            $ 2,893,928  $ 2,881,195  $ 2,339,813
                                     ===========  ===========  ===========

Consolidated Capital Ratios:
Equity to assets at period end             16.56%       16.55%       20.77%
Tangible equity to tangible assets
 at period end (1)                         13.03%       13.00%       17.36%

Share Data:
Outstanding shares (in thousands)         67,975       67,975       68,344
Closing price as reported by NASDAQ  $     10.03  $      8.60  $      9.16
Equity per share                     $      7.05  $      7.01  $      7.11
Tangible equity per share (1)        $      5.32  $      5.29  $      5.66

Asset Quality Ratios:
Non-performing loans to total loans         3.22%        2.72%        2.13%
Non-performing assets to total
 assets                                     1.49%        1.30%        0.93%
Allowance for loan losses to total
 loans                                      0.83%        0.75%        0.84%
Allowance for loan losses to
 non-performing loans                      25.71%       27.68%       39.70%
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(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 Three Months       For the Nine
                                        Ended              Months Ended
                              ------------------------   ----------------
                                     December
                            March 31,   31,   March 31, March 31, March 31,
                              2011     2010     2010     2011     2010
                              ------------------------   ----------------
Summary of Operations:      $        $        $        $        $
Interest income on:
  Loans receivable            17,416   14,878   14,450   46,095    44,068
  Mortgage-backed securities   7,114    7,297    7,475   21,809    23,393
  Non-mortgage-backed
   securities                  1,622    1,617    1,143    4,804     1,973
  Other interest-earning
   assets                        275      241      216      695       661
                              ------   ------   ------   ------    ------
    Total interest-earning
     assets                   26,427   24,033   23,284   73,403    70,095
Interest expense on:
  Interest-bearing checking      959      799      568    2,533     1,582
  Savings and clubs              472      509      808    1,711     2,407
  Certificates of deposit      4,451    4,707    5,112   13,976    17,515
                              ------   ------   ------   ------    ------
    Total interest-bearing
     deposits                  5,882    6,015    6,488   18,220    21,504
  Federal Home Loan Bank
   advances                    1,954    2,110    2,030    6,139     6,180
  Other borrowings               102       36        0      138         0
                              ------   ------   ------   ------    ------
    Total borrowings           2,056    2,146    2,030    6,277     6,180
                              ------   ------   ------   ------    ------
      Total interest-bearing
       liabilities             7,938    8,161    8,518   24,497    27,684
                              ------   ------   ------   ------    ------

Net interest income           18,489   15,872   14,766   48,906    42,411
  Provision for loan losses    1,391      876      891    3,518     2,354
                              ------   ------   ------   ------    ------
    Net interest income after
     loan loss provision      17,098   14,996   13,875   45,388    40,057

Fees & service charges           613      427      344    1,382     1,072
Gain/(loss) on securities,
 including other-than-
 temporary impairment            (28)       0      (53)     (28)     (206)
Other non-interest income        472      347      219    1,108       679
                              ------   ------   ------   ------    ------
  Total non-interest income    1,057      774      510    2,462     1,545

Salaries and employee
 benefits                      8,082    7,397    6,777   22,432    20,121
Net occupancy expense of
 premises                      1,836    1,152    1,165    4,037     3,170
Equipment and systems          1,693    1,385    1,094    4,255     3,283
Advertising and marketing        252      270      211      768       651
Federal deposit insurance
 premium                         861      517      367    1,825       917
Directors' compensation          174      250      559      982     1,655
Merger-related expenses          225    3,150        0    3,415         0
Miscellaneous expense          1,346    1,281    1,024    3,801     3,588
                              ------   ------   ------   ------    ------
  Total non-interest expense  14,469   15,402   11,197   41,515    33,385
                              ------   ------   ------   ------    ------

Income before taxes            3,686      368    3,188    6,335     8,217
Provision for income taxes       998      373    1,324    2,317     3,417
                              ------   ------   ------   ------    ------
Net income (loss)             $2,688   $   (5)  $1,864   $4,018    $4,800
                              ======   ======   ======   ======    ======

Per Share Data:
Net income per share - basic  $ 0.04   $ 0.00   $ 0.03   $ 0.06    $ 0.07
Net income per share -
 diluted                      $ 0.04   $ 0.00   $ 0.03   $ 0.06    $ 0.07
Weighted average number of
 common shares outstanding
 - basic (in thousands)       67,054   67,042   67,875   67,105    67,989
Weighted average number of
 common shares outstanding
 - diluted (in thousands)     67,054   67,042   67,875   67,105    67,989
Cash dividends per share (1)  $ 0.05   $ 0.05   $ 0.05   $ 0.15    $ 0.15
Dividend payout ratio (2)       30.0%      NM     45.2%    60.1%     59.1%
---------------------------
(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 Three Months Ended       For the Nine Months
                                                            Ended
                ----------------------------------  ----------------------
                 March 31, December 31,  March 31,   March 31,   March 31,
                   2011        2010        2010        2011        2010
                ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
Average Balances:
 Loans
  receivable    $1,304,071  $1,102,549  $1,018,748  $1,137,683  $1,037,703
 Mortgage-backed
  securities       846,869     853,207     689,092     812,237     683,608
 Non-mortgage-
  backed
  securities       336,817     303,297     160,058     305,036      87,408
 Other
  interest-
  earning assets   146,410      86,199     155,010     115,835     170,664
                ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
   Total interest-
    earning
    assets       2,634,167   2,345,252   2,022,908   2,370,791   1,979,383
 Non-interest-
  earning assets   252,684     239,538     194,958     237,318     206,370
                ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
   Total assets $2,886,851  $2,584,790  $2,217,866  $2,608,109  $2,185,753
                ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========

  Interest-
   bearing
   checking     $  449,132  $  343,906  $  200,596  $  355,597  $  185,745
  Savings and
   clubs           394,413     356,405     319,202     362,370     311,102
  Certificates
   of deposit    1,160,086   1,052,049     935,664   1,062,957     926,337
                ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
   Total
    interest-
    bearing
    deposits     2,003,631   1,752,360   1,455,462   1,780,924   1,423,184
 Federal Home
  Loan Bank
  advances         212,772     234,013     210,000     218,973     210,000
 Other
  borrowings        39,188      13,361           0      17,498           0
                ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
  Total
   borrowings      251,960     247,374     210,000     236,471     210,000
                ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
   Total interest-
    bearing
    liabilities  2,255,591   1,999,734   1,665,462   2,017,395   1,633,184
 Non-interest-
  bearing
  liabilities      154,469     102,412      72,319     109,334      73,606
                ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
   Total
    liabilities  2,410,060   2,102,146   1,737,781   2,126,729   1,706,790
 Stockholders'
  equity           476,791     482,644     480,085     481,380     478,963
                ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
   Total
    liabilities
    and
    stockholders'
    equity      $2,886,851  $2,584,790  $2,217,866  $2,608,109  $2,185,753
                ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========
Average
 interest-
 earning assets
 to average
 interest-bearing
 liabilities       116.78%     117.28%     121.46%     117.52%     121.20%



                                     For the Three Months    For the Nine
                                            Ended            Months Ended
                                    ---------------------   --------------
                                     March  December March  March   March
                                      31,     31,     31,     31,     31,
                                     2011    2010    2010    2011    2010
                                    ------  ------  ------  ------  ------
Performance ratios:

Yield on average:
 Loans receivable                     5.34%   5.40%   5.67%   5.40%   5.66%
 Mortgage-backed securities           3.36%   3.42%   4.34%   3.58%   4.56%
 Non-mortgage-backed securities       1.93%   2.13%   2.86%   2.10%   3.01%
 Other interest-earning assets        0.75%   1.12%   0.56%   0.80%   0.52%
                                    ------  ------  ------  ------  ------
    Total interest-earning assets     4.01%   4.10%   4.60%   4.13%   4.72%

Cost of average:
 Interest-bearing checking            0.85%   0.93%   1.13%   0.95%   1.14%
 Savings and clubs                    0.48%   0.57%   1.01%   0.63%   1.03%
 Certificates of deposit              1.53%   1.79%   2.19%   1.75%   2.52%
                                    ------  ------  ------  ------  ------
  Interest-bearing deposits           1.17%   1.37%   1.78%   1.36%   2.01%
 Federal Home Loan Bank advances      3.67%   3.61%   3.87%   3.74%   3.92%
 Other borrowings                     1.04%   1.08%   0.00%   1.05%   0.00%
                                    ------  ------  ------  ------  ------
  Total borrowings                    3.26%   3.47%   3.87%   3.54%   3.92%
                                    ------  ------  ------  ------  ------
   Total interest-bearing
    liabilities                       1.41%   1.63%   2.05%   1.62%   2.26%

  Net interest rate spread (1)        2.60%   2.47%   2.55%   2.51%   2.46%
  Net interest margin (2)             2.81%   2.71%   2.92%   2.75%   2.86%

  Non-interest income to average
   assets                             0.15%   0.12%   0.09%   0.13%   0.09%
  Non-interest expense to average
   assets                             2.00%   2.38%   2.02%   2.12%   2.04%

  Efficiency ratio                   74.03%  92.53%  73.30%  80.82%  75.95%

  Return on average assets            0.37%   0.00%   0.34%   0.21%   0.29%
  Return on average equity            2.26%   0.00%   1.55%   1.11%   1.34%
(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:
    Eric B. Heyer
    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    Kearny Financial Corp.
    (973) 244-4024