Net Loan Growth, Excluding PPP Loans, was Up 24.3% Year Over Year
DIXON, Calif.FirstNorthern Community Bancorp (the “Company”, OTCQB: FNRN), holding company for First Northern Bank (“First Northern” or the “Bank”), today reported net income of $6.6 million, or $0.48 per diluted share, for the six months ended June 30, 2022, up 1.6% compared to net income of $6.5 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, for the six months ended June 30, 2021.
Net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 was $3.5 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, up 7.3% compared to net income of $3.3 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2021.
Total assets as of June 30, 2022 were $1.90 billion, an increase of $62.2 million, or 3.4%, compared to June 30, 2021. Total deposits as of June 30, 2022 were $1.75 billion, an increase of $88.0 million, or 5.3%, compared to June 30, 2021. Total net loans (including loans totaling $1.5 million made under the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)) as of June 30, 2022 were $931.9 million, an increase of $57.8 million, or 6.6%, compared to total net loans (including loans held-for-sale and loans totaling $125.6 million made under the SBA’s PPP) of $874.1 million as of June 30, 2021. The increase in net loans was primarily driven by originations of commercial real estate and agriculture loans, which was partially offset by payoffs and the forgiveness and SBA reimbursement on loans made under the SBA’s PPP.
Excluding PPP loans, net loan growth as of June 30, 2022 was $181.9 million, or 24.3%, compared to June 30, 2021.1 The Company continued to be “well capitalized” under regulatory definitions, exceeding the 10% total risk-based capital ratio threshold as of June 30, 2022.
Commenting on the Company’s financial results, President & Chief Executive Officer Louise Walker stated, “We delivered exceptional results this quarter, driven by continued execution of our strategic initiatives and double-digit loan growth (excluding PPP loans). Additionally, we saw net interest income expansion, deposit growth, and a 35% decrease in non-performing assets compared to the same period a year ago. We are also proud to share that First Northern Bank was ranked #192 in the nation in American Bankers 2022 Top 200 Community Banks.”
About First Northern Bank
First Northern Bank is an independent community bank that specializes in relationship banking. The Bank, headquartered in Solano County since 1910, serves Solano, Yolo, Sacramento, Placer, and Contra Costa Counties, as well as the west slope of El Dorado County. Experts are available in small-business, commercial, real estate and agribusiness lending, as well as mortgage loans. The Bank is an SBA Preferred Lender. Non-FDIC insured Investment and Brokerage Services are available at every branch location, including Dixon, Davis, West Sacramento, Fairfield, Vacaville, Winters, Woodland, Sacramento, Roseville, Auburn and Rancho Cordova. The Bank also has a commercial lending office in Walnut Creek. Real estate mortgage and small-business loan officers are available by appointment in any of the Bank’s 11 branches. First Northern is rated as a Veribanc “Blue Ribbon” Bank and a “5-Star Superior” Bank by Bauer Financial for the earnings period ended March 31, 2022 (www.veribanc.com) and (www.bauerfinancial.com). The Bank can be found on the Web at thatsmybank.com, on Facebook and on LinkedIn.
This press release and other public statements may include certain “forward-looking statements” about First Northern Community Bancorpand its subsidiaries (the “Company”). These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations, including but not limited to statements about the Company’s execution on strategic initiatives, and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and changes in circumstances. Actual results may differ materially from these expectations due to changes in global political, economic, business, competitive, market and regulatory factors. Given the many challenges and uncertainties resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, such as the extent and duration of the impact on public health, the U.S. and California economies, financial markets and consumer and corporate customers and clients, including economic activity, employment levels and market liquidity, and on our business, results of operation and financial condition, as well as the various actions taken in response to the challenges and uncertainties by governments, regulatory agencies and others, our forward-looking statements are subject to the risk that conditions will be substantially different than we are currently expecting. More detailed information about these risk factors is contained in the Company’s most recent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, each as it may be amended from time to time, which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. The financial information contained in this release should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q, and any reports on Form 8-K. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances arising after the date on which they are made. For further information regarding the Company, please read the Company’s reports filed with the SEC and available at www.sec.gov.
1 The presentation of net loan growth, excluding loans under the SBA’s PPP, is a non-GAAP financial measure. Management believes that this non-GAAP financial measure is useful to investors in light of the short-term and non-recurring impact of loans made under the SBA’s PPP on the Company’s financial statements.