Northfield Bancorp, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2022 Results

BY GlobeNewswire | MUNICIPAL | 07/27/22 06:34 PM EDT
  • DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE WERE $0.34 FOR THE CURRENT QUARTER AS COMPARED TO $0.30 FOR THE TRAILING QUARTER, AND $0.40 FOR THE SECOND QUARTER OF 2021.
  • NET INTEREST MARGIN INCREASED BY 16 BASIS POINTS TO 3.03% COMPARED TO 2.87% FOR THE TRAILING QUARTER, AND BY SEVEN BASIS POINTS COMPARED TO 2.96% FOR THE SECOND QUARTER OF 2021.
  • LOANS HELD-FOR-INVESTMENT, EXCLUDING PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM (?PPP?) LOANS, INCREASED $225.7 MILLION, OR 23.3% ANNUALIZED, DURING THE QUARTER. CREDIT QUALITY REMAINS STRONG WITH NON-PERFORMING LOANS TO TOTAL LOANS AT 0.25%.
  • TOTAL TRANSACTION DEPOSITS INCREASED $28.3 MILLION, OR 5.2% ANNUALIZED, DURING THE QUARTER. TRANSACTION ACCOUNTS REPRESENT 50% OF TOTAL DEPOSITS AT QUARTER END.
  • ISSUED $62.0 MILLION OF SUBORDINATED DEBT AT AN INITIAL FIXED RATE OF 5.0% FOR THE FIRST FIVE YEARS.
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVED A $45.0 MILLION STOCK REPURCHASE PROGRAM. THE COMPANY REPURCHASED 211,579 SHARES FOR A COST OF $2.7 MILLION THROUGH JUNE 30, 2022.
  • CASH DIVIDEND DECLARED OF $0.13 PER SHARE OF COMMON STOCK, PAYABLE AUGUST 24, 2022, TO STOCKHOLDERS OF RECORD AS OF AUGUST 10, 2022.

WOODBRIDGE, N.J., July 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NORTHFIELD BANCORP, INC. (NFBK) (or the ?Company?),?the holding company for Northfield Bank, reported diluted earnings per common share of $0.34 and $0.64 for the three and six months ended June?30, 2022, respectively, as compared to $0.40 and $0.78 per diluted share for the three and six months ended June?30, 2021, respectively. Net earnings for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022, were down from the comparative prior year periods primarily due to a benefit in the provision for credit losses on loans in the prior year. Earnings for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021, included a benefit for credit losses of $3.7 million and $6.1 million, respectively, reflecting continued improvement in the economic forecast as well as an improvement in asset quality and a decline in loan balances, as compared to a provision for credit loss of $149,000 and $552,000, for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022. Earnings for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021, also included a gain on sale of loans of $1.4 million, and earnings for the six months ended June 30, 2021, included approximately $1.9 million of accretable income related to the payoffs of purchased credit deteriorated (?PCD?) loans.

Commenting on the quarter, Steven M. Klein, the Company?s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer stated, ?I?m pleased to announce Northfield has reported a strong quarter of financial performance. Robust loan growth at higher interest rates, maintaining our low cost of deposits, and prudently managing expenses, with a focus on maintaining strong asset quality, has and will continue to be key drivers to our long-term success.?

Mr. Klein further noted, ?I am pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.13 per common share, payable August 24, 2022, to stockholders of record on August 10, 2022.?

Results of Operations

Comparison of Operating Results for the Six Months Ended June?30, 2022 and 2021

Net income was $30.0 million and $38.5 million for the six months ended June?30, 2022 and June?30, 2021, respectively. Significant variances from the comparable prior year period are as follows: a $1.9 million decrease in net interest income, a $6.6 million increase in the provision for credit losses on loans, a $5.1 million decrease in non-interest income, a $2.0 million decrease in non-interest expense, and a $3.1 million?decrease in income tax expense.

Net interest income for the six months ended June?30, 2022, decreased $1.9 million, or 2.4%, to $77.0 million, from $78.9 million for the six months ended June?30, 2021, primarily due to an eight basis point decrease in net interest margin to 2.95% from 3.03% for the six months ended June?30, 2021, partially offset by a $12.6 million, or 0.2%, increase in the average balance of interest-earning assets. The increase in the average balance of interest-earning assets was due to increases in the average balance of other securities of $155.4 million and the average balance of loans outstanding of $9.6 million, partially offset by decreases in the average balance of mortgage-backed securities of $122.6 million, the average balance of Federal Home Loan Bank of New York (?FHLBNY?) stock of $6.7 million, and the average balance of interest-earning deposits in financial institutions of $23.0 million.

The decrease in net interest margin was primarily due to lower yields on interest-earning assets, due in part to a $2.2 million decrease in accreted interest income related to PCD loans, and a $1.7 million reduction in fees related to the forgiveness of PPP loans, partially offset by the lower cost of interest-bearing liabilities. Yields on interest-earning assets decreased 19 basis points to 3.21% for the six months ended June?30, 2022, from 3.40% for the six months ended June?30, 2021. The cost of interest-bearing liabilities decreased by 12 basis points to 0.36% for the six months ended June?30, 2022, from 0.48% for the six months ended June?30, 2021, primarily driven by lower cost of deposits and a change in the composition of the deposit portfolio as the average balance of transaction accounts increased and the average balance of certificates of deposit decreased. The Company accreted interest income related to PCD loans of $729,000 for the six months ended June?30, 2022, as compared to $2.9 million for the six months ended June?30, 2021. The higher accretable PCD interest income in the prior year was primarily related to payoffs of PCD loans in the first quarter of 2021. Fees recognized from PPP loans totaled $1.1 million for the six months ended June?30, 2022, as compared to $2.8 million for the six months ended June?30, 2021. Net interest income for the six months ended June?30, 2022, included loan prepayment income of $2.6 million as compared to $2.2 million for the six months ended June?30, 2021.

The provision for credit losses on loans increased by $6.6 million to a provision of $552,000 for the six months ended June?30, 2022, compared to a benefit of $6.1 million for the six months ended June?30, 2021. The prior year benefit for credit losses was primarily due to improvement in the economic forecast and an improvement in asset quality as well as a decline in loan balances. The current year provision for credit losses is due to growth in the loan portfolio and a worsening macroeconomic outlook, partially offset by an improvement in asset quality and lower net charge-offs. At June 30, 2022, management, utilizing judgement, qualitatively adjusted the forecast to account for economic uncertainty that may not be captured in the third party economic forecast scenarios utilized. Net charge-offs were $494,000 for the six months ended June?30, 2022, as compared to net charge-offs of $2.4 million for the six months ended June?30, 2021, which related to PCD loans.

Non-interest income decreased by $5.1 million, or 67.2%, to $2.5 million for the six months ended June?30, 2022, from $7.6 million for the six months ended June?30, 2021, due primarily to a decrease of $3.5 million in gains on trading securities, net, a $1.4 million decrease in gains on sales of loans, and a $342,000 decrease in net realized gains on available-for-sale debt securities. For the six months ended June?30, 2022, losses on trading securities were $2.4 million, as compared to gains of $1.2 million for the six months ended June?30, 2021. The trading portfolio is utilized to fund the Company?s deferred compensation obligation to certain employees and directors of the Company's deferred compensation plan (the ?Plan?). The participants of this Plan, at their election, defer a portion of their compensation. Gains and losses on trading securities have no effect on net income since participants benefit from, and bear the full risk of, changes in the trading securities market values. Therefore, the Company records an equal and offsetting amount in compensation expense, reflecting the change in the Company?s obligations under the Plan. The decrease in gains on sales of loans is due to a $1.4 million gain realized on the sale of approximately $126.3 million of multifamily loans in the second quarter of 2021.

Non-interest expense decreased $2.0 million, or 5.1%, to $37.4 million for the six months ended June?30, 2022, compared to $39.4 million for the six months ended June?30, 2021. The decrease was primarily due to a $2.4 million decrease in employee compensation and benefits. The decrease was due to a $3.5 million decrease in the mark to market of the Company's deferred compensation plan expense, which as discussed above has no effect on net income, as well as a decrease in medical benefit costs, partially offset by an increase in salary expense related to annual merit increases and an increase in equity award expense related to new awards issued under the 2019 Equity Incentive Plan ( the ?2019 EIP?) in the first quarter of 2022. Additionally, occupancy expense decreased by $507,000, primarily related to lower snow removal costs, and advertising expense decreased by $312,000. Partially offsetting the decreases was an increase in professional fees of $399,000 and an increase in other expense of $812,000, primarily due to an increase in the reserve for unfunded commitments, as well as an increase in other operating expenses.

The Company recorded income tax expense of $11.5 million for the six months ended June?30, 2022, compared to $14.6 million for the six months ended June?30, 2021. The effective tax rate for the six months ended June?30, 2022, was 27.6% compared to 27.5% for the six months ended June?30, 2021.

Comparison of Operating Results for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2022 and 2021

Net income was $15.9 million and $19.8 million for the quarters ended June?30, 2022 and June?30, 2021, respectively. Significant variances from the comparable prior year quarter are as follows: a $1.4 million?increase in net interest income, a $3.9 million increase in the provision for credit losses on loans, a $4.2 million decrease in non-interest income, a $1.2 million?decrease in non-interest expense, and a $1.5 million?decrease in income tax expense.

Net interest income for the quarter ended June?30, 2022,?increased $1.4 million, or 3.6%, primarily due to a seven basis point increase in net interest margin to 3.03% from 2.96% for the quarter ended June?30, 2021, and an increase in average interest-earning assets of $70.1 million, or 1.3%. The increase in the average balance of interest-earning assets was primarily due to increases in the average balance of other securities of $156.4 million and the average balance of loans outstanding of $44.6 million, partially offset by decreases in the average balance of mortgage-backed securities of $68.0 million, the average balance of interest-earning deposits in financial institutions of $55.8 million, and the average balance of FHLBNY stock of $7.0 million. Partially offsetting the increase in net interest income was a $1.1 million reduction in fees related to the forgiveness of PPP loans in the current quarter as compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2021.

The increase in net interest margin was primarily due to a decrease in the cost of interest-bearing liabilities which decreased by 12 basis points to 0.35% for the quarter ended June?30, 2022, from 0.47% for the quarter ended June?30, 2021, driven primarily by lower cost of deposits and a change in the composition of the deposit portfolio as the average balance of transaction accounts increased and the average balance of certificates of deposit decreased. Partially offsetting this decrease was a decrease in yields on interest-earning assets which decreased by two basis points to 3.29% for the quarter ended June?30, 2022, from 3.31% for the quarter ended June?30, 2021. Net interest income for the quarter ended June?30, 2022, included loan prepayment income of $1.5 million, as compared to $1.3 million for the quarter ended June?30, 2021. The Company accreted interest income related to PCD loans of $339,000 for the quarter ended June?30, 2022, as compared to $443,000 for quarter ended June?30, 2021. Fees recognized from PPP loans totaled $432,000 for the quarter ended June?30, 2022, as compared to $1.6 million for the quarter ended June?30, 2021.

The provision for credit losses?on loans increased by $3.9 million to a provision of $149,000 for the quarter ended June?30, 2022, from a benefit of $3.7 million for the quarter ended June?30, 2021. The prior year benefit for credit losses was primarily due to improvement in the economic forecast and an improvement in asset quality as well as a decline in loan balances. The current quarter provision for credit losses is due to growth in the loan portfolio, higher net charge-offs, and a worsening macroeconomic outlook, partially offset by an improvement in asset quality. At June 30, 2022, management, utilizing judgement, qualitatively adjusted the forecast to account for economic uncertainty that may not be captured in the third party economic forecast scenarios utilized. Net charge-offs were $392,000 for the quarter ended June?30, 2022, compared to net charge-offs of $3,000 for the quarter ended June?30, 2021.

Non-interest income decreased by $4.2 million, or 84.4%, to $765,000 for the quarter ended June?30, 2022, from $4.9 million for the quarter ended June?30, 2021, primarily due to a $2.4 million decrease in gains on trading securities, net, a $1.4 million decrease in gains on sales of loans, and a $509,000 decrease in net realized gains on available-for-sale debt securities. For the quarter ended June?30, 2022, losses on trading securities, net, included losses of $1.6 million related to the Company?s trading portfolio, compared to gains of $807,000 in the comparative prior year quarter. Gains and losses on trading securities have no effect on net income since participants benefit from, and bear the full risk of, changes in the trading securities market values.

Non-interest expense decreased by $1.2 million, or 5.8%, to $18.7 million for the quarter ended June?30, 2022, from $19.9 million for the quarter ended June?30, 2021. The decrease was due primarily to a $1.4 million decrease in compensation and employee benefits, attributable to a $2.4 million decrease in the mark to market of the Company's deferred compensation plan expense, which has no effect on net income, partially offset by an increase in salary expense related to annual merit increases and an increase in equity award expense related to new awards issued under the 2019 EIP in the first quarter of 2022. Additionally, occupancy expense decreased by $214,000 and advertising expense decreased by $280,000. The decreases were partially offset by increases of $397,000 in professional fees and $370,000 in other expense, primarily related to an increase in the reserve for unfunded commitments,

The Company recorded income tax expense of $6.1 million for the quarter ended June?30, 2022, compared to $7.6 million for the quarter ended June?30, 2021. The effective tax rate for both quarters ended June?30, 2022, and June?30, 2021, was 27.8%.

Comparison of Operating Results for the Three Months Ended June?30, 2022 and March?31, 2022

Net income was $15.9 million and $14.1 million for the quarters ended June?30, 2022, and March?31, 2022, respectively. Significant variances from the prior quarter are as follows: a $3.2 million increase in net interest income, a $254,000 decrease in the provision for credit losses on loans, a $948,000 decrease in non-interest income, and a $771,000?increase in income tax expense.

Net interest income for the quarter ended June?30, 2022, increased by $3.2 million, or 8.7%, primarily due to a 16 basis point increase in net interest margin to 3.03% from 2.87% for the quarter ended March?31, 2022, and a $97.4 million, or 1.9%, increase in the average balance of interest-earning assets. The increase in the average balance of interest-earning assets was primarily due to increases in the average balance of loans outstanding of $144.7 million, and the average balance of other securities of $41.9 million, partially offset by a decrease in the average balance of mortgage-backed securities of $39.0 million interest-earning deposits in financial institutions of $48.6 million, and the average balance of FHLBNY stock of $1.5 million.

The increase in net interest margin was primarily due to higher yields on interest-earning assets, which increased by 16 basis points to 3.29% for the quarter ended June?30, 2022, from 3.13% for the quarter ended March?31, 2022, reflective of the rising rate environment. The cost of interest-bearing liabilities decreased by one basis point to 0.35% for the quarter ended June?30, 2022, from 0.36% for the quarter ended March?31, 2022. Net interest income for the quarter ended June?30, 2022, included loan prepayment income of $1.5 million as compared to $1.1 million for the quarter ended March?31, 2022. The Company accreted interest income related to PCD loans of $339,000 for the quarter ended June?30, 2022, as compared to $391,000 for the quarter ended March?31, 2022. Fees recognized from PPP loans totaled $432,000 and $701,000 respectively, for the quarters ended June?30, 2022, and March?31, 2022.

The provision for credit losses on loans decreased by $254,000 to a provision of $149,000 for the quarter ended June?30, 2022, from a provision of $403,000 for the quarter ended March?31, 2022. The decrease in the provision was primarily due to an improvement in asset quality, partially offset by loan growth, higher net charge-offs, and a worsening macroeconomic outlook. Net charge-offs were $392,000 for the quarter ended June?30, 2022, as compared to $102,000 for the quarter ended March?31, 2022.

Non-interest income decreased by $948,000, or 55.3%, to $765,000 for the quarter ended June?30, 2022, from $1.7 million for the quarter ended March?31, 2022. The decrease was primarily due to an increase of $761,000 in losses on trading securities, net, and a decrease of $264,000 in realized gains on available-for-sale debt securities, net. For the quarter ended June?30, 2022, losses on trading securities, net, were $1.6 million, compared to losses of $802,000 for the quarter ended March?31, 2022.

Non-interest expense remained stable at $18.7 million for both quarters ended June?30, 2022 and March?31, 2022.

The Company recorded income tax expense of $6.1 million for the quarter ended June?30, 2022, compared to $5.3 million for the quarter ended March?31, 2022.?The effective tax rate for the quarter ended June?30, 2022 was 27.8%, compared to 27.4% for the quarter ended and March?31, 2022.

Financial Condition

Total assets increased by $216.6 million, or 4.0%, to $5.65 billion at June?30, 2022, from $5.43 billion at December?31, 2021. The increase was primarily due to increases in total loans of $307.6 million, or 8.1%, cash and cash equivalents of $19.2 million, or 21.0%, and other assets of $9.9 million, or 26.7%, partially offset by a decrease in available-for-sale debt securities of $121.4 million, or 10.0%.

As of June?30, 2022, we estimate that our non-owner occupied commercial real estate concentration (as defined by regulatory guidance) to total risk-based capital was approximately 468.9%. Management believes that Northfield Bank (the ?Bank?) has implemented appropriate risk management practices including risk assessments, board-approved underwriting policies and related procedures, which include monitoring Bank portfolio performance, performing market analysis (economic and real estate), and stressing of the Bank?s commercial real estate portfolio under severe, adverse economic conditions. Although management believes the Bank has implemented appropriate policies and procedures to manage its commercial real estate concentration risk, the Bank?s regulators could require it to implement additional policies and procedures or could require it to maintain higher levels of regulatory capital, which might adversely affect its loan originations, ability to pay dividends, and profitability.

Cash and cash equivalents increased by $19.2 million, or 21.0%, to $110.2 million at June?30, 2022, from $91.1 million at December?31, 2021, primarily due to the liquidity obtained from loans and securities paydowns as well as growth in deposits. Balances fluctuate based on the timing of receipt of security and loan repayments and the redeployment of cash into higher-yielding assets such as loans and securities, or the funding of deposit outflows or borrowing maturities.

Loans held-for-investment, net, increased by $305.2 million, or 8.0%,?to $4.11 billion at June?30, 2022 from $3.81 billion at December?31, 2021. The overall increase was due to strong loan originations, and, to a lesser extent, the purchase of two one-to-four family residential loan pools of approximately $7.7 million. Multifamily loans increased $252.9 million, or 10.0%, to $2.77 billion at June?30, 2022 from $2.52 billion at December?31, 2021, commercial real estate loans increased $41.6 million, or 5.1%, to $850.2 million at June?30, 2022 from $808.6 million at December?31, 2021, home equity loans increased $27.9 million, or 25.4%, to $137.9 million at June?30, 2022 from $110.0 million at December?31, 2021, commercial and industrial loans (excluding PPP loans) increased $21.0 million, or 20.9%, to $121.5 million at June?30, 2022 from $100.5 million at December?31, 2021, and, one-to-four family residential loans increased $1.7 million, or 0.9%. The increases were partially offset by decreases in construction and land loans of $8.9 million, or 32.5%, to $18.6 million at June?30, 2022 from $27.5 million at December?31, 2021, and PPP loans of $28.6 million, or 70.5%, to $11.9 million at June?30, 2022 from $40.5 million at December?31, 2021. Through June?30, 2022, 2,307 borrowers have received PPP forgiveness payments totaling approximately $217.8 million.

There were 24 PPP loans outstanding totaling $11.9 million at June?30, 2022, compared to 377 loans outstanding totaling $40.5 million at December 31, 2021. The PPP provides for lender processing fees that range from 1% to 5% of the final disbursement made to individual borrowers. As of June?30, 2022, we have received loan processing fees of $9.5 million, of which $8.6 million has been recognized in earnings, including $1.1 million recognized in the six months ended June?30, 2022. The remaining unearned fees will be recognized in income over the remaining term of the loans.

PCD loans totaled $13.1 million at June?30, 2022, and $15.8 million at December?31, 2021. Upon adoption of the CECL accounting standard on January 1, 2021, the allowance for credit losses related to PCD loans was recorded through a gross-up that increased the amortized cost-basis of PCD loans by $6.8 million with a corresponding increase to the allowance for credit losses. The decrease in the PCD loan balance at June?30, 2022 was due to PCD loans being sold and paid off during the period. The majority of the remaining PCD loan balance consists of loans acquired as part of a Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation-assisted transaction. The Company accreted interest income of $339,000 and $729,000 attributable to PCD loans for the three and six months ended June 30, 2022, respectively, as compared to $443,000 and $2.9 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2021, respectively. The decrease in income accreted for the six months ended June?30, 2022 is due to the payoff of PCD loans in the prior year. PCD loans had an allowance for credit losses of approximately $4.2 million at June?30, 2022.
Loan balances are summarized as follows (dollars in thousands):

?June 30, 2022?March 31, 2022?December 31, 2021
Real estate loans:?????
Multifamily$????????2,771,002?????????$????????2,568,784?????????$????????2,518,065????????
Commercial mortgage?????????850,186??????????????????852,803??????????????????808,597????????
One-to-four family residential mortgage?????????185,376??????????????????186,007??????????????????183,665????????
Home equity and lines of credit?????????137,868??????????????????125,156??????????????????109,956????????
Construction and land?????????18,555??????????????????17,579??????????????????27,495????????
Total real estate loans?????????3,962,987??????????????????3,750,329??????????????????3,647,778????????
Commercial and industrial loans?????????121,473??????????????????107,901??????????????????100,488????????
PPP loans?????????11,949??????????????????24,349??????????????????40,517????????
Other loans?????????2,312??????????????????1,938??????????????????2,015????????
Total commercial and industrial, PPP, and other loans?????????135,734??????????????????134,188??????????????????143,020????????
Loans held-for-investment, net (excluding PCD)?????????4,098,721??????????????????3,884,517??????????????????3,790,798????????
PCD loans?????????13,136??????????????????14,064??????????????????15,819????????
Total loans held-for-investment, net$????????4,111,857?????????$????????3,898,581?????????$????????3,806,617????????
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The following tables detail multifamily real estate originations for the six months ended June?30, 2022 and 2021 (dollars in thousands):?

For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2022
Multifamily
Originations
?Weighted Average
Interest Rate
?Weighted Average
LTV Ratio
?Weighted Average Months to Next
Rate Change or Maturity for
Fixed Rate Loans
?(F)ixed or
(V)ariable
?Amortization Term
$447,129?3.42%??57%??76?V?25 to 30 Years
?1,200?3.75%??18%??180?F?15 Years
$448,329?3.42%??57%???????
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For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2021
Multifamily
Originations
?Weighted Average
Interest Rate
?Weighted Average
LTV Ratio
?Weighted Average Months to Next
Rate Change or Maturity for
Fixed Rate Loans
?(F)ixed or
(V)ariable
?Amortization Term
$385,363?3.12%??62%??74?V?10 to 30 Years
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The following table details loan pools purchased during the six months ended June?30, 2022 (dollars in thousands):?

For the Six Months Ended June 30, 2022
Purchase
Amount
?Loan Type?Weighted
Average
Interest Rate
(1)
?Weighted
Average
Loan-to-Value Ratio
?Weighted Average Months
to Next?Rate Change or
Maturity for
Fixed Rate Loans
?(F)ixed or
(V)ariable
?Amortization Term
$2,482?Residential?2.80%??54%??278?F?15 to 30 Years
?5,214?Residential?3.05%??59%??303?F?15 to 30 Years
$7,696???2.97%??57%???????
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(1) Net of servicing fee retained by the originating bank

The geographic locations of the properties collateralizing the loans purchased in the table above are as follows: 63.3% in New York and 36.7% in New Jersey.

The Company?s available-for-sale debt securities portfolio decreased by $121.4 million, or 10.0%, to $1.09 billion at June?30, 2022, from $1.21 billion at December?31, 2021. The decrease was primarily attributable to paydowns, maturities, calls, and sales. At June?30, 2022, $821.2 million of the portfolio consisted of residential mortgage-backed securities issued or guaranteed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, or Ginnie Mae. In addition, the Company held $74.8 million in U.S. Government agency securities, $190.8 million in corporate bonds, all of which were considered investment grade at June?30, 2022, and $52,000 in municipal bonds.

Equity securities increased by $2.5 million to $7.8 million at June?30, 2022, from $5.3 million at December?31, 2021, due to an increase in our investment in a Small Business Administration Loan Fund. This investment is utilized by the Bank as part of its Community Reinvestment Act program.
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Total liabilities increased $241.2 million, or 5.1%, to $4.93 billion at June?30, 2022, from $4.69 billion at December?31, 2021. The increase was primarily attributable to an increase in?deposits of $248.7 million, the issuance of subordinated debt, net of issuance costs, of $60.9 million, and an increase in advance payments by borrowers for taxes and insurance of $4.5 million, partially offset by a decrease in FHLB advances and other borrowings of $74.7 million.

Deposits increased $248.7 million, or 6.0%, to $4.42 billion at June?30, 2022, as compared to $4.17 billion at December?31, 2021. The increase was attributable to increases of $193.0 million in transaction accounts and $140.4 million in certificates of deposit, partially offset by decreases of $16.8 million in savings accounts and $68.0 million in money market accounts.

Deposit account balances are summarized as follows (dollars in thousands):

?June 30, 2022?March 31, 2022?December 31, 2021
Transaction:?????
Non-interest bearing checking$916,343?$944,096?$898,490
Negotiable orders of withdrawal and interest-bearing checking?1,287,458??1,231,377??1,112,292
Total transaction?2,203,801??2,175,473??2,010,782
Savings and money market:?????
Savings?1,149,976??1,168,110??1,166,761
Money market?541,445??600,519??609,430
Total savings?1,691,421??1,768,629??1,776,191
Certificates of deposit:?????
Brokered deposits?210,130??21,000??31,000
$250,000 and under?253,556??276,518??286,580
Over $250,000?59,094??61,246??64,781
Total certificates of deposit?522,780??358,764??382,361
Total deposits$4,418,002?$4,302,866?$4,169,334


Included in the table above are business and municipal deposit account balances as follows (dollars in thousands):

?June 30, 2022?March 31, 2022?December 31, 2021
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Business customers$1,297,501?$1,288,495?$1,184,472
Municipal customers$663,656?$686,425?$633,458
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Borrowed funds decreased to $407.9 million at June?30, 2022, from $421.8 million at December?31, 2021.?The decrease in borrowings for the period was primarily attributable to a decrease in FHLB and other borrowings of $49.7 million, and a decrease in securities sold under agreements to repurchase of $25.0 million, partially offset by the issuance of $62.0 million in aggregate principal amount of fixed to floating subordinated notes (the ?Notes?). The Notes are non-callable for five years, have a stated maturity of June 30, 2032, and bear interest at a fixed rate of 5.00% until June 30, 2027. From July 2027 to the maturity date or early redemption date, the interest rate will reset quarterly to a level equal to the then current three-month Secured Overnight Financing Rate plus 200 basis points. Debt issuance costs totaled $1.1 million. Management utilizes borrowings to mitigate interest rate risk, for short-term liquidity, and to a lesser extent as part of leverage strategies.

The following is a table of term borrowing maturities (excluding overnight borrowings and subordinated debt) and the weighted average rate by year at June?30, 2022 (dollars in thousands):

Year?Amount?Weighted Average Rate
2022?$45,000?2.05%
2023?87,500?2.89%
2024?50,000?2.47%
2025?112,500?1.48%
Thereafter?45,000?1.45%
??$340,000?2.06%


Total stockholders? equity decreased by $24.6 million to $715.3 million at June?30, 2022, from $739.9 million at December?31, 2021. The decrease was attributable to a $33.3 million decrease in accumulated other comprehensive income associated with a decline in the estimated fair value of our debt securities available-for-sale portfolio, $12.2 million in dividend payments, and $11.0 million in stock repurchases, partially offset by net income of $30.0 million for the six months ended June?30, 2022, and a $1.9 million increase in equity award activity. During the first quarter of 2022, the $54.2 million stock repurchase program that was approved in March 2021, was completed after reaching the purchase limit. On June 16, 2022, the Board of Directors of the Company approved a new $45.0 million stock repurchase program. During the six months ended June?30, 2022, the Company repurchased 739,701 shares of its common stock outstanding at an average price of $14.84 for a total of $11.0 million pursuant to the approved stock repurchase plans.

The Company continues to maintain adequate liquidity and a strong capital position. The Company's most liquid assets are cash and cash equivalents, corporate bonds, and unpledged mortgage-related securities issued or guaranteed by the U.S. Government, Fannie Mae, or Freddie Mac, that we can either borrow against or sell.?We also have the ability to surrender bank-owned life insurance contracts.?The surrender of these contracts would subject the Company to income taxes and penalties for increases in the cash surrender values over the original premium payments.?We also have the ability to obtain additional funding from the FHLB and Federal Reserve Bank utilizing unencumbered and unpledged securities and multifamily loans. The Company expects to have sufficient funds available to meet current commitments in the normal course of business.

The Company had the following primary sources of liquidity at June?30, 2022 (dollars in thousands):?

Cash and cash equivalents(1)?$92,991
Corporate bonds?$176,094
Multifamily loans(2)?$1,589,553
Mortgage-backed securities (issued or guaranteed by the U.S. Government, Fannie Mae, or Freddie Mac)(2)?$297,660
???

(1) Excludes $17.2 million of cash at Northfield Bank.
(2) Represents estimated remaining borrowing potential.????????

The Company and the Bank utilize the Community Bank Leverage Ratio (?CBLR?) framework. The CBLR replaces the risk-based and leverage capital requirements in the generally applicable capital rules.?At June?30, 2022, the Company and the Bank's estimated CBLR ratios were 12.75% and 12.19%, respectively, which exceeded the minimum requirement to be considered well-capitalized of 9%.

Asset Quality

The following table details total non-accrual loans (excluding PCD), non-performing loans, non-performing assets, troubled debt restructurings on which interest is accruing, and accruing loans 30 to 89 days?delinquent at June?30, 2022, March 31, 2022, and December?31, 2021 (dollars in thousands):

?June 30, 2022?March 31, 2022?December 31, 2021
Non-accrual loans:?????
Held-for-investment?????
Real estate loans:?????
Multifamily$4,022??$1,853??$1,882?
Commercial?5,330???5,380???5,117?
One-to-four family residential?304???312???314?
Home equity and lines of credit?332???279???281?
Commercial and industrial?275???278???28?
Total non-accrual loans?10,263???8,102???7,622?
Loans delinquent 90 days or more and still accruing:?????
Held-for-investment?????
Real estate loans:?????
Commercial?27???37???147?
One-to-four family residential?160???6???165?
PPP loans?17???16???72?
Other?7?????????
Total loans held-for-investment delinquent 90 days or more and still accruing?211???59???384?
Total non-performing loans?10,474???8,161???8,006?
Other real estate owned?????100???100?
Total non-performing assets$10,474??$8,261??$8,106?
Non-performing loans to total loans?0.25%??0.21%??0.21%
Non-performing assets to total assets?0.19%??0.15%??0.15%
Loans subject to restructuring agreements and still accruing$4,115??$5,397??$5,820?
Accruing loans 30 to 89 days delinquent$2,706??$4,084??$1,166?
????????????

The increase in non-accrual loans was primarily due to one $2.2 million multifamily loan placed on non-accrual status during the current quarter. The loan is well secured with an apartment building in Brooklyn, New York, containing eight residential units and has a recent appraised value of $2.8 million.

Other Real Estate Owned

At June?30, 2022, the Company had no assets acquired through foreclosure. As of March 31, 2022 and December?31, 2021, other real estate owned was comprised of one property located in New Jersey, which had a carrying value of approximately $100,000, and which was sold during the second quarter of 2022 for a small gain.

Accruing Loans 30 to 89 Days Delinquent

Loans 30 to 89 days delinquent and on accrual status totaled $2.7 million, $4.1 million, and $1.2 million at June?30, 2022, March 31, 2022, and December?31, 2021, respectively. The following table sets forth delinquencies for accruing loans by type and by amount at June?30, 2022, March 31, 2022, and December?31, 2021 (dollars in thousands):
??

?June 30, 2022?March 31, 2022?December 31, 2021
Held-for-investment?????
Real estate loans:?????
Multifamily$??$2,804?$?
Commercial?658??304??144
One-to-four family residential?805??554??593
Home equity and lines of credit?147??265??412
Commercial and industrial loans?581??140???
PPP loans?515??1??2
Other loans????16??15
Total delinquent accruing loans held-for-investment$2,706?$4,084?$1,166
?????????

The decrease in delinquent multifamily loans is primarily due to one loan with a balance of $2.2 million that was transferred to non-accrual status in the current quarter. The loan is well secured with an apartment building in Brooklyn, New York, containing eight residential units and has a recent appraised value of $2.8 million.

PCD Loans (Held-for-Investment)

Under the CECL standard, the Company will continue to account for PCD loans at estimated fair value using discounted expected future cash flows deemed to be collectible on the date acquired. Based on its detailed review of PCD loans and experience in loan workouts, management believes it has a reasonable expectation about the amount and timing of future cash flows and accordingly has classified PCD loans ($13.1 million at June?30, 2022 and $15.8 million at December?31, 2021) as accruing, even though they may be contractually past due.?At June?30, 2022, 0.5% of PCD loans were past due 30 to 89 days, and 24.7% were past due 90 days or more, as compared to 10.5% and 19.2%, respectively, at December?31, 2021.

Other

During the fourth quarter of 2021, the Bank downgraded a lending relationship with an outstanding principal balance at December 31, 2021, of approximately $15.6 million to substandard, which is comprised of two commercial real estate loans with balances of $10.9 million, and a commercial line of credit secured by all unencumbered business assets with a balance of $4.7 million. All draws on the line are at the discretion of the Bank. The Bank has received paydowns of approximately $3.8 million on the commercial line of credit, reducing the outstanding balance to approximately $913,000 as of June 30, 2022. At June 30, 2022, the aggregate balances of the loans was $11.6 million.

The commercial real estate loans are secured by two commercial properties with a current appraised value of $19.2 million. The lending relationship was downgraded as a result of legal matters against certain officers of the borrowing entities, including certain individuals who are guarantors to the loans, and the impact such legal matters may have on future operations of the entities.

All loans under the lending relationship are current as of July 27, 2022, and the entities continue to operate. The Bank continues to evaluate the financial condition, operating results and cash flows of the related entities and guarantors. At June 30, 2022, approximately $1.4 million of the allowance for credit losses has been designated to this lending relationship. Based on information available, the loans have not been designated as impaired and remain on accrual status. However, there can be no assurances that one or more of the loans under the relationship will not migrate to non-accrual status in the future or require the establishment of additional loan losses reserves.

About Northfield Bank

Northfield Bank, founded in 1887, operates 38 full-service banking in Staten Island and Brooklyn, New York, and Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer, and Union counties, New Jersey. For more information about Northfield Bank, please visit www.eNorthfield.com.

Forward-Looking Statements: This release may contain certain "forward looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and may be identified by the use of such words as "may," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "should," "plan," "estimate," "predict," "continue," and "potential" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology.?Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, estimates with respect to the financial condition, results of operations and business of Northfield Bancorp (NFBK), Inc.?Any or all of the forward-looking statements in this release and in any other public statements made by Northfield Bancorp, Inc. (NFBK) may turn out to be wrong.?They can be affected by inaccurate assumptions Northfield Bancorp, Inc. (NFBK) might make or by known or unknown risks and uncertainties as described in our SEC filings, including, but not limited to, those related to general economic conditions, particularly in the market areas in which the Company operates, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including the effects of the steps taken to address the pandemic and their impact on the Company?s market and employees, competition among depository and other financial institutions, including with respect to overdraft and other fees, changes in laws or government regulations or policies affecting financial institutions, including changes in regulatory fees and capital requirements, inflation and changes in the interest rate environment that reduce our margins, reduce the fair value of financial instruments or reduce our ability to originate loans, the effects of war, conflict, and acts of terrorism, our ability to successfully integrate acquired entities, and adverse changes in the securities markets.?Consequently, no forward-looking statement can be guaranteed.?Northfield Bancorp, Inc. does not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date of this release, or conform these statements to actual events.

(Tables follow)

NORTHFIELD BANCORP, INC. (NFBK)
SELECTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL AND OTHER DATA
(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)?(unaudited)

???????At or For the
?At or For the Three Months Ended?Six Months Ended
?June 30,?March 31,?June 30,
?2022?2021?2022?2022?2021
Selected Financial Ratios:?????????
Performance Ratios (1)?????????
Return on assets (ratio of net income to average total assets)1.14%?1.44%?1.04%?1.09%?1.40%
Return on equity (ratio of net income to average equity) (7) (8)8.92??10.53??7.83??8.37??10.28?
Average equity to average total assets12.81??13.64??13.34??13.07??13.60?
Interest rate spread2.94??2.84??2.77??2.85??2.92?
Net interest margin3.03??2.96??2.87??2.95??3.03?
Efficiency ratio (2) 45.81??45.57??48.49??47.11??45.63?
Non-interest expense to average total assets1.35??1.44??1.38??1.36??1.43?
Non-interest expense to average total interest-earning assets1.41??1.52??1.46??1.44??1.52?
Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities138.40??134.73??139.03??138.71??133.49?
Asset Quality Ratios:?????????
Non-performing assets to total assets0.19??0.17??0.15??0.19??0.17?
Non-performing loans (3) to total loans (4)0.25??0.23??0.21??0.25??0.23?
Allowance for credit losses to non-performing loans372.65??446.00??481.24??372.65??446.00?
Allowance for credit losses to total loans held-for-investment, net (5) (6) (7) 0.95??1.03??1.01??0.95??1.03?

(1) Annualized when appropriate.?
(2) The efficiency ratio represents non-interest expense divided by the sum of net interest income and non-interest income.
(3) Non-performing loans consist of non-accruing loans and loans 90 days or more past due and still accruing (excluding PCD loans), and are included in total loans held-for-investment, net.
(4) Includes originated loans held-for-investment, PCD loans, acquired loans and loans held-for-sale.
(5) Includes originated loans held-for-investment, PCD loans, and acquired loans.
(6) Excluding PPP loans (which are fully government guaranteed and do not carry any provision for losses) of $11.9 million, $24.3 million, and $132.7 million at June 30, 2022, March 31, 2022, and June 30, 2021, respectively, the allowance for credit losses to total loans held for investment, net, totaled 0.95%, 1.01%, and 1.07%, respectively, at June 30, 2022, March 31, 2022, and June 30, 2021.
(7) The Company adopted the CECL accounting standard effective January 1, 2021, and recorded a $10.4 million increase to its allowance for credit losses, including reserves of $6.8 million related to PCD loans.
(8) For the year ended December 31, 2021, in connection with the adoption of CECL, the Company recognized a cumulative effect adjustment that reduced stockholders? equity by $3.1 million, net of tax.


NORTHFIELD BANCORP, INC. (NFBK)
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts) (unaudited)

?June 30, 2022?March 31, 2022?December 31, 2021
ASSETS:?????
Cash and due from banks$17,241??$16,053??$18,191?
Interest-bearing deposits in other financial institutions?92,991???119,461???72,877?
Total cash and cash equivalents?110,232???135,514???91,068?
Trading securities?10,401???12,156???13,461?
Debt securities available-for-sale, at estimated fair value?1,086,868???1,154,277???1,208,237?
Debt securities held-to-maturity, at amortized cost?5,201???5,243???5,283?
Equity securities?7,821???7,883???5,342?
Loans held-for-sale?2,346?????????
Loans held-for-investment, net?4,111,857???3,898,581???3,806,617?
Allowance for credit losses?(39,031)??(39,274)??(38,973)
Net loans held-for-investment?4,072,826???3,859,307???3,767,644?
Accrued interest receivable?14,948???14,591???14,572?
Bank-owned life insurance?166,185???165,336???164,500?
Federal Home Loan Bank of New York stock, at cost?19,942???21,211???22,336?
Operating lease right-of-use assets?36,595???32,813???33,943?
Premises and equipment, net?25,766???25,356???25,937?
Goodwill?41,012???41,012???41,012?
Other assets?47,008???41,591???37,207?
Total assets$5,647,151??$5,516,290??$5,430,542?
??????
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS? EQUITY:?????
LIABILITIES:?????
Deposits$4,418,002??$4,302,866??$4,169,334?
Securities sold under agreements to repurchase?25,000???50,000???50,000?
Federal Home Loan Bank advances and other borrowings?322,016???347,877???371,755?
Subordinated debentures, net of issuance costs?60,917?????????
Lease liabilities?42,298???38,610???39,851?
Advance payments by borrowers for taxes and insurance?29,458???30,032???24,909?
Accrued expenses and other liabilities?34,187???31,507???34,810?
Total liabilities?4,931,878???4,800,892???4,690,659?
??????
STOCKHOLDERS? EQUITY:?????
Total stockholders? equity?715,273???715,398???739,883?
Total liabilities and stockholders? equity$5,647,151??$5,516,290??$5,430,542?
??????
Total shares outstanding?48,684,875???48,910,192???49,266,733?
Tangible book value per share (1)$13.84??$13.78??$14.18?

(1) Tangible book value per share is calculated based on total stockholders' equity, excluding intangible assets (goodwill and core deposit intangibles), divided by total shares outstanding as of the balance sheet date. Core deposit intangibles were $347,000, $387,000, and $440,000 at June?30, 2022, March 31, 2022, and December?31, 2021, respectively, and are included in other assets.


NORTHFIELD BANCORP, INC. (NFBK)
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts)?(unaudited)

?For the Three Months Ended?For the Six Months Ended
?June 30,?March 31,?June 30,
??2022???2021???2022???2022???2021?
Interest income:?????????
Loans$38,998??$39,699??$36,721??$75,719??$80,976?
Mortgage-backed securities?3,043???2,682???2,475???5,518???5,641?
Other securities?989???484???695???1,684???908?
Federal Home Loan Bank of New York dividends?260???336???245???505???706?
Deposits in other financial institutions?166???35???58???224???72?
Total interest income?43,456???43,236???40,194???83,650???88,303?
Interest expense:?????????
Deposits?1,334???1,671???1,159???2,493???3,541?
Borrowings?1,918???2,878???2,166???4,084???5,899?
Subordinated debt?119???????????119?????
Total interest expense?3,371???4,549???3,325???6,696???9,440?
Net interest income?40,085???38,687???36,869???76,954???78,863?
Provision/(benefit) for credit losses?149???(3,701)??403???552???(6,075)
Net interest income after provision/(benefit) for credit losses?39,936???42,388???36,466???76,402???84,938?
Non-interest income:?????????
Fees and service charges for customer services?1,375???1,327???1,331???2,706???2,524?
Income on bank-owned life insurance?848???857???839???1,687???1,705?
(Losses)/gains on available-for-sale debt securities, net?????509???264???264???606?
(Losses)/gains on trading securities, net?(1,563)??807???(802)??(2,365)??1,171?
Gain on sale of loans?????1,401???????????1,401?
Other?105???15???81???186???145?
Total non-interest income?765???4,916???1,713???2,478???7,552?
Non-interest expense:?????????
Compensation and employee benefits?9,418???10,806???9,507???18,925???21,338?
Occupancy?3,286???3,500???3,408???6,694???7,201?
Furniture and equipment?426???442???426???852???879?
Data processing?1,762???1,798???1,713???3,475???3,430?
Professional fees?1,229???832???908???2,137???1,738?
Advertising?404???684???433???837???1,149?
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation insurance?355???346???357???712???721?
Other?1,833???1,463???1,957???3,790???2,978?
Total non-interest expense?18,713???19,871???18,709???37,422???39,434?
Income before income tax expense?21,988???27,433???19,470???41,458???53,056?
Income tax expense?6,114???7,639???5,343???11,457???14,585?
Net income $15,874??$19,794??$14,127??$30,001??$38,471?
Net income per common share:?????????
Basic$0.34??$0.40??$0.30??$0.64??$0.78?
Diluted$0.34??$0.40??$0.30??$0.64??$0.78?
Basic average shares outstanding?46,591,723???48,907,585???46,811,331???46,708,716???49,216,157?
Diluted average shares outstanding?46,638,113???49,307,661???47,088,375???46,870,433???49,468,808?


NORTHFIELD BANCORP, INC. (NFBK)
ANALYSIS OF NET INTEREST INCOME
(Dollars in thousands) (unaudited)

?For the Three Months Ended
?June 30, 2022?March 31, 2022?June 30, 2021
?Average
Outstanding
Balance
?Interest?Average
Yield/
Rate
(1)
?Average
Outstanding
Balance
?Interest?Average
Yield/
Rate
(1)
?Average
Outstanding
Balance
?Interest?Average
Yield/
Rate
(1)
Interest-earning assets:?????????????????
Loans (2)$3,992,731?$38,998?3.92%?$3,848,053?$36,721?3.87%?$3,948,136?$39,699?4.03%
Mortgage-backed securities (3)?899,479??3,043?1.36???938,465??2,475?1.07???967,526??2,682?1.11?
Other securities (3)?297,859??989?1.33???255,980??695?1.10???141,475??484?1.37?
Federal Home Loan Bank of New York stock?20,689??260?5.04???22,198??245?4.48???27,703??336?4.86?
Interest-earning deposits in financial institutions?94,689??166?0.70???143,323??58?0.16???150,494??35?0.09?
Total interest-earning assets?5,305,447??43,456?3.29???5,208,019??40,194?3.13???5,235,334??43,236?3.31?
Non-interest-earning assets?266,303??????279,508??????295,768????
Total assets$5,571,750?????$5,487,527?????$5,531,102????
??????????????????
Interest-bearing liabilities:?????????????????
Savings, NOW, and money market accounts$3,007,929??599?0.08%?$2,954,133?$571?0.08%?$2,754,346?$845?0.12%
Certificates of deposit?438,835??735?0.67???373,113??588?0.64???574,899??826?0.58?
Total interest-bearing deposits?3,446,764??1,334?0.16???3,327,246??1,159?0.14???3,329,245??1,671?0.20?
Borrowed funds?377,044??1,918?2.04???418,736??2,166?2.10???556,682??2,878?2.07?
Subordinated debt?9,527??119?5.01???????????????????
Total interest-bearing?liabilities?3,833,335??3,371?0.35???3,745,982??3,325?0.36???3,885,927??4,549?0.47?
Non-interest bearing deposits?918,980??????909,787??????795,613????
Accrued expenses and other liabilities?105,525??????99,802??????95,274????
Total liabilities?4,857,840??????4,755,571??????4,776,814????
Stockholders' equity?713,910??????731,956??????754,288????
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$5,571,750?????$5,487,527?????$5,531,102????
??????????????????
Net interest income??$40,085?????$36,869?????$38,687??
Net interest rate spread (4)????2.94%?????2.77%?????2.84%
Net interest-earning assets (5)$1,472,112?????$1,462,037?????$1,349,407????
Net interest margin (6)????3.03%?????2.87%?????2.96%
Average interest-earning assets to?interest-bearing liabilities????138.40%?????139.03%?????134.73%

(1) Average yields and rates are annualized.
(2) Includes non-accruing loans.
(3) Securities available-for-sale and other securities are reported at amortized cost.
(4) Net interest rate spread represents the difference between the weighted average yield on interest-earning assets and the weighted average cost of interest-bearing liabilities.
(5) Net interest-earning assets represent total interest-earning assets less total interest-bearing liabilities.
(6) Net interest margin represents net interest income divided by average total interest-earning assets.


?For the Six Months Ended
?June 30, 2022?June 30, 2021
?Average
Outstanding
Balance
?Interest?Average
Yield/
Rate
(1)
?Average
Outstanding
Balance
?Interest?Average
Yield/
Rate
(1)
Interest-earning assets:???????????
Loans (2)$3,920,792?$75,719?3.89%?$3,911,215?$80,976?4.18%
Mortgage-backed securities (3)?918,864??5,518?1.21???1,041,493??5,641?1.09?
Other securities (3)?277,035??1,684?1.23???121,609??908?1.51?
Federal Home Loan Bank of New York stock?21,440??505?4.75???28,169??706?5.05?
Interest-earning deposits in financial institutions?118,872??224?0.38???141,899??72?0.10?
Total interest-earning assets?5,257,003??83,650?3.21???5,244,385??88,303?3.40?
Non-interest-earning assets?272,869??????303,183????
Total assets$5,529,872?????$5,547,568????
????????????
Interest-bearing liabilities:???????????
Savings, NOW, and money market accounts$2,981,180?$1,170?0.08%?$2,761,541?$1,777?0.13%
Certificates of deposit?406,156??1,323?0.66???592,983??1,764?0.60?
Total interest-bearing deposits?3,387,336??2,493?0.15???3,354,524??3,541?0.21?
Borrowed funds?397,775??4,084?2.07???574,240??5,899?2.07?
Subordinated debt?4,790??119?5.01??????????
Total interest-bearing?liabilities$3,789,901??6,696?0.36??$3,928,764??9,440?0.48?
Non-interest bearing deposits?914,409??????767,495????
Accrued expenses and other liabilities?102,679??????96,759????
Total liabilities?4,806,989??????4,793,018????
Stockholders' equity?722,883??????754,550????
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$5,529,872?????$5,547,568????
????????????
Net interest income??$76,954?????$78,863??
Net interest rate spread (4)????2.85%?????2.92%
Net interest-earning assets (5)$1,467,102?????$1,315,621????
Net interest margin (6)????2.95%?????3.03%
Average interest-earning assets to?interest-bearing liabilities????138.71%?????133.49%
????????????

(1) Average yields and rates are annualized.
(2) Includes non-accruing loans.
(3) Securities available-for-sale and other securities are reported at amortized cost.
(4) Net interest rate spread represents the difference between the weighted average yield on interest-earning assets and the weighted average cost of interest-bearing liabilities.
(5) Net interest-earning assets represent total interest-earning assets less total interest-bearing liabilities.
(6) Net interest margin represents net interest income divided by average total interest-earning assets.

Company Contact:
William R. Jacobs
Chief Financial Officer
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In general the bond market is volatile, and fixed income securities carry interest rate risk. (As interest rates rise, bond prices usually fall, and vice versa. This effect is usually more pronounced for longer-term securities.) Fixed income securities also carry inflation risk and credit and default risks for both issuers and counterparties. Unlike individual bonds, most bond funds do not have a maturity date, so avoiding losses caused by price volatility by holding them until maturity is not possible.

Lower-quality debt securities generally offer higher yields, but also involve greater risk of default or price changes due to potential changes in the credit quality of the issuer. Any fixed income security sold or redeemed prior to maturity may be subject to loss.

Before investing, consider the funds' investment objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. Contact Fidelity for a prospectus or, if available, a summary prospectus containing this information. Read it carefully.

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