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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): April 22, 2020


THE FIRST BANCORP, INC.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in charter)

Maine
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

0-26589
01-0404322
(Commission file number)
(IRS employer identification no.)

Main Street
Damariscotta
Maine
04543
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)

(207) 563-3195
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is
intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligations
of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter). Emerging growth company

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.





TABLE OF CONTENTS

Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition     Page 1

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.         Page 1

Signatures                      Page 2

Exhibit Index                 Page 3




Section 2 - Financial Information

Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On April 22, 2020, the Registrant issued the press release filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1 with information regarding the results of operations and financial condition of the First Bancorp, Inc. for the quarter ended March 31, 2020.


Section 9 - Financial Statements and Exhibits

Item 9.01 Financial Statements, Pro Forma Financial Information and Exhibits.

(c) Exhibits.
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The following Exhibits are being furnished herewith:

99.1 Registrant's Press Release dated March 31, 2020





SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



THE FIRST BANCORP, INC.


By: /s/ Richard M. Elder
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Richard M. Elder
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

April 22, 2020












































Exhibit Index
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Exhibit Number Description of Exhibit


99.1 Registrant's Press Release dated March 31, 2020


Exhibit
Exhibit 99.1
The First Bancorp Reports First Quarter Net Income of $6.5 Million
DAMARISCOTTA, ME, April 22, 2020 – The First Bancorp (Nasdaq: FNLC), parent company of First National Bank, today announced operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2020. Unaudited net income was $6.5 million, up $339,000 or 5.5% from the $6.2 million reported for the three months ended March 31, 2019. Earnings per common share on a fully diluted basis were up $0.03 to $0.60 per share, an increase of 5.3% from the prior year.
“Against a backdrop of unprecedented challenges brought about by the outbreak of COVID-19, I’m pleased to share that The First Bancorp posted strong operating results in the first quarter” commented Tony C. McKim, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Earning asset growth was again a driving factor in our performance, as was growth in non-interest income. Earning assets increased $55.8 million in the first quarter and are $135.2 million or 7.1% higher than a year ago. Growth, improved margins, and the recovery of interest on resolved problem loans, resulted in an increase of $2.0 million, or 15.7%, in net interest income before provision for the three months ended March 31, 2020 versus the same period a year ago. Non-interest income was up year-over-year in all major categories, including a 15.7% increase in investment management income and a 70.3% increase in mortgage banking revenue. We also took advantage of market opportunities to restructure several interest rate swap positions and extend funding at favorable interest rates."
Mr. McKim continued, "While proud of these results, our Company’s collective focus has shifted to working with our customers and community partners to address the economic impact of COVID-19, and doing so in a manner that provides for the safety and well-being of our employees. Fourteen of our sixteen banking offices remain open, serving customers in drive-thru only mode and the majority of our employees are working remotely. Staff have been redeployed throughout the bank to best serve customer needs including in our call center, digital commerce department, and providing loan assistance, along with significant resources being devoted to the Payroll Protection Program. As a Company we are fortunate to have a talented team of bankers who are dedicated to supporting our customers and communities. Their response to the pandemic has been nothing short of incredible."



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FIRST QUARTER 2020 FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
Total Assets increased to $2.14 billion.
Net Income of $6.5 million represents an increase of 5.5% from the first quarter of 2019.
Loans outstanding at March 31, 2020 were $1.34 billion, an increase of $47.1 million in the quarter, and up $79.6 million or 6.3% from a year ago.
Low-cost deposits as of March 31, 2020 totaled $772.5 million, a decrease of $27.0 million in the quarter which is consistent with normal seasonal factors, and up $15.8 million or 2.1% year-over-year.
The ratio of non-performing assets to total assets improved to 0.49% as of March 31, 2020, down from 0.82% as of December 31, 2019 and from 0.77% as of March 31, 2019.
The ratio of loans risk rated sub-standard or below as a percentage of total consolidated risk-based capital improved to an estimated 16.23% as of March 31, 2020 from 19.16% as of December 31, 2019 and 20.49% as of March 31, 2019.
Tangible Book Value increased to $16.97 per share, up from $16.75 at December 31, 2019 and $15.42 at March 31, 2019.
Efficiency Ratio (non-GAAP) was 58.12% in the first quarter of 2020, up from 50.79% in the immediately preceding quarter and 50.45% in the first quarter of 2019 due to charges taken to restructure several interest rate swap positions. In the absence of these charges, the non-GAAP efficiency ratio in the first quarter of 2020 would have been 48.49%. (GAAP Efficiency Ratio in these periods was 57.70%, 52.75%, and 52.35%, respectively).
FINANCIAL CONDITION
Total assets at March 31, 2020 were $2.14 billion, up $67.6 million in the first quarter and up $145.0 million from a year ago. First quarter growth was centered in earning assets which increased $55.8 million, most of which came from loans; year-over-year earning assets grew $135.2 million. Total loans grew $47.1 million during the quarter representing an annualized growth rate of 14.5%, while investments increased $13.4 million. Loan growth was centered in the commercial loan portfolio, which was up $34.9 million and in residential mortgages which increased $8.9 million. Total loans have grown $79.6 million, or 6.3%, from a year ago.
Total deposits at March 31, 2020 were $1.64 billion, down slightly from the $1.65 billion reported as of December 31, 2019, and up $37.7 million or 2.3% from March 31, 2019. Low-cost deposits decreased $27.0 million in the first quarter due to typical seasonal factors, and are up $15.8 million, or 2.1%, year-over-year. Lower interest rates resulted in borrowed funds becoming the favored

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vehicle to support earning asset growth, increasing $63.1 million in the first quarter and $77.6 million year-over-year.
The Company’s capital position remained strong as of March 31, 2020, with an estimated total risk-based capital ratio of 15.08%, and an estimated leverage capital ratio of 8.78%. Asset growth led to a modest decrease in leverage capital from 8.88% at December 31, 2019; leverage capital is up from 8.67% at March 31, 2019. The total capital ratio compares to 15.27% as of December 31, 2019 and 14.97% as of March 31, 2019. Each of the Company’s capital ratios remain well in excess of regulatory requirements.
ASSET QUALITY & PROVISION FOR LOAN LOSSES
Asset quality improved in the first quarter, largely on the resolution of a large commercial credit that was a non-performing asset for several years. As of March 31, 2020, the ratio of non-performing assets to total assets decreased to 0.49%, improved from 0.82% at December 31, 2019, and from 0.77% at March 31, 2019. Net charge-offs for the quarter were an annualized 0.05% of total loans, comparable to the 0.07% experienced in the year ended December 31, 2019. Past due loans were 1.62% of total loans as of March 31, 2020, up from 1.16% of total loans at December 31, 2019, and 0.89% as of March 31, 2019.
The provision for loan losses totaled $400,000 in the first quarter of 2020, compared with $375,000 for the same period in 2019. Substantial improvement during the quarter in non-performing asset levels, along with continued positive charge-off metrics, were key factors in the quantitative and qualitative modeling used by management to determine the provision expense required to maintain an adequate allowance for loan losses. Resolution of the large commercial credit referenced previously released $1.1 million in specific loss reserves, providing added cover for the uncertainties brought on by COVID-19. The allowance for loan losses stood at 0.88% of total loans as of March 31, 2020, down slightly from the 0.90% of total loans at December 31, 2019, and 0.91% of loans at March 31, 2019.
The Company is actively working with borrowers impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. As of April 21, 2020 a total of 502 loan modification requests have been completed in conformance with inter-agency guidance issued in March, representing $110.1 million in loan balances, or approximately 8.2% of the overall loan portfolio. First National Bank is a designated SBA preferred lender and has processed 904 Paycheck Protection Program loan requests totaling $81.1 million in funds disbursed to qualified small businesses to date.

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As of March 31, 2020 approximately 8.5% of the Company’s loan portfolio consisted of hospitality or restaurant industry borrowers, considered amongst the most impacted by COVID-19. Stress testing of credits and frequent contact with borrowers is ongoing in these segments. To date 30 COVID-19 related loan modifications have been completed within the hospitality and restaurant segments representing $15.7 million in loan balances, or 13.8% of total hospitality and restaurant industry loans. The Company is also actively monitoring activity on open credit lines. The utilization rate of commercial credit lines increased from an average of 55.6% in the first quarter of 2019 to an average of 61.5% in the first quarter of 2020; average utilization of home equity credit lines decreased slightly from 52.3% to 51.6% over these same periods. There was no meaningful variance in the month-end March 2020 utilization rates from the first quarter 2020 average in either commercial or home equity lines.
OPERATING RESULTS
Net Income for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was $6.5 million, up $339,000 or 5.5% from the three months ended March 31, 2019. On a fully diluted earnings per share basis, first quarter 2020 earnings were $0.60, up $0.03 or 5.3% from the first quarter of 2019. The Company’s Return on Average Assets of 1.24% for the quarter was down slightly from 1.27% for the first quarter of 2019. Return on Average Tangible Common Equity was 13.95% and 15.09% respectively for the same periods.
Contributing factors to the Company’s operating results in the first three months of 2020 included:
Earning asset growth and recoveries on resolved problem loans led to a $2.0 million increase in net interest income from the first three months of 2019, an increase of 15.7%. Net interest margin for the first quarter of 2020 was 3.12%, up from 2.87% for the fourth quarter of 2019 and from 2.93% for the first quarter of 2019.
Non-interest income was $4.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020, up $1.1 million or 34.3% from the three months ended March 31, 2019. Mortgage banking revenue increased $208,000 or 70.3% year-to-year, while revenue increased $121,000, or 15.7% year-to-year at First National Wealth Management, the bank’s trust and investment management division. Net gains on securities sold in the quarter added $752,000 to non-interest income.
Non-interest expense for the three months ended March 31, 2020 was $11.0 million, up $2.6 million or 31.5% from the three months ended March 31, 2019. The year-to-year

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change was impacted primarily by charges taken to restructure interest rate swap positions, which totaled $1.8 million. Other period to period changes included employee expenses which increased $615,000 or 13.9% from the prior year, and furniture & equipment expense up $141,000 or 14.5%.
DIVIDEND
On March 26, 2020 the Company's Board of Directors declared a first quarter dividend of 30 cents per share. This dividend represents a payout to shareholders of 50.00% of earnings per share for the period, and was paid on April 20, 2020 to shareholders of record as of April 10, 2020.
ABOUT THE FIRST BANCORP
The First Bancorp, the parent company of First National Bank, is based in Damariscotta, Maine. Founded in 1864, First National Bank is a full-service community bank with $2.11 billion in assets. The Bank provides a complete array of commercial and retail banking services through sixteen locations in mid-coast and eastern Maine. First National Wealth Management, a division of the Bank, provides investment management and trust services to individuals, businesses, and municipalities. More information about The First Bancorp, First National Bank and First National Wealth Management may be found at www.thefirst.com.


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The First Bancorp
Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
 
In thousands of dollars, except per share data
March 31, 2020
December 31, 2019
March 31, 2019
Assets
 
 
 
Cash and due from banks
$
21,117

$
14,433

$
15,270

Interest-bearing deposits in other banks
6,047

11,310

231

Securities available for sale
312,928

360,520

325,276

Securities to be held to maturity
341,592

281,606

281,219

Restricted equity securities, at cost
9,994

8,982

8,982

Loans held for sale
561

154

436

Loans
1,344,208

1,297,075

1,264,639

Less allowance for loan losses
11,858

11,639

11,490

Net loans
1,332,350

1,285,436

1,253,149

Accrued interest receivable
9,648

7,167

9,307

Premises and equipment
21,156

21,305

21,767

Other real estate owned
316

279

584

Goodwill
29,805

29,805

29,805

Other assets
50,882

47,799

45,376

Total assets
$
2,136,396

$
2,068,796

$
1,991,402

Liabilities
 
 
 
Demand deposits
$
153,477

$
169,777

$
148,500

NOW deposits
382,307

393,569

371,305

Money market deposits
161,184

161,000

137,700

Savings deposits
236,706

236,141

236,894

Certificates of deposit
274,621

277,225

398,689

Certificates $100,000 to $250,000
364,530

345,241

238,429

Certificates $250,000 and over
71,787

67,513

75,358

Total deposits
1,644,612

1,650,466

1,606,875

Borrowed funds
248,040

184,955

170,419

Other liabilities
28,487

20,867

16,321

Total Liabilities
1,921,139

1,856,288

1,793,615

Shareholders' equity
 
 
 
Common stock
109

109

109

Additional paid-in capital
64,277

63,964

63,037

Retained earnings
147,904

144,839

135,364

Net unrealized gain (loss) on securities available-for-sale
7,890

3,657

(1,539
)
Net unrealized loss on securities transferred from available for sale to held to maturity
(174
)
(182
)
(194
)
Net unrealized gain (loss) on cash flow hedging derivative instruments
(4,773
)
97

973

 Net unrealized gain on postretirement costs
24

24

37

Total shareholders' equity
215,257

212,508

197,787

Total liabilities & shareholders' equity
$
2,136,396

$
2,068,796

$
1,991,402

Common Stock
 
 
 
Number of shares authorized
18,000,000

18,000,000

18,000,000

Number of shares issued and outstanding
10,921,206

10,899,210

10,884,381

Book value per common share
$
19.71

$
19.50

$
18.17

Tangible book value per common share
$
16.97

$
16.75

$
15.42


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The First Bancorp
Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)
 
 
 
For the three months ended March 31,
In thousands of dollars, except per share data
2020
2019
Interest income
 
 
Interest and fees on loans
$
15,856

$
14,557

Interest on deposits with other banks
74

68

Interest and dividends on investments
4,764

4,643

     Total interest income
20,694

19,268

Interest expense
 
 
Interest on deposits
5,186

5,577

Interest on borrowed funds
590

792

     Total interest expense
5,776

6,369

Net interest income
14,918

12,899

Provision for loan losses
400

375

Net interest income after provision for loan losses
14,518

12,524

Non-interest income
 
 
Investment management and fiduciary income
894

773

Service charges on deposit accounts
577

561

Net securities gains
752


Mortgage origination and servicing income
504

296

Other operating income
1,494

1,514

     Total non-interest income
4,221

3,144

Non-interest expense
 
 
Salaries and employee benefits
5,025

4,410

Occupancy expense
713

652

Furniture and equipment expense
1,116

975

FDIC insurance premiums
173

208

Amortization of identified intangibles
11

11

Other operating expense
4,005

2,142

     Total non-interest expense
11,043

8,398

Income before income taxes
7,696

7,270

Applicable income taxes
1,201

1,114

Net Income
$
6,495

$
6,156

Basic earnings per share
$
0.60

$
0.57

Diluted earnings per share
$
0.60

$
0.57



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The First Bancorp
Selected Financial Data (Unaudited)
 
 
 
 
As of and for the three months ended March 31,
Dollars in thousands, except for per share amounts
2020
2019
 
 
 
Summary of Operations
 
 
Interest Income
$
20,694

$
19,268

Interest Expense
5,776

6,369

Net Interest Income
14,918

12,899

Provision for Loan Losses
400

375

Non-Interest Income
4,221

3,144

Non-Interest Expense
11,043

8,398

Net Income
6,495

6,156

Per Common Share Data
 
 
Basic Earnings per Share
$
0.60

$
0.57

Diluted Earnings per Share
0.60

0.57

Cash Dividends Declared
0.30

0.29

Book Value per Common Share
19.71

18.17

Tangible Book Value per Common Share
16.97

15.42

Market Value
22.00

24.92

Financial Ratios
 
 
Return on Average Equity (a)
12.03
%
12.78
%
Return on Average Tangible Common Equity (a)
13.95
%
15.09
%
Return on Average Assets (a)
1.24
%
1.27
%
Average Equity to Average Assets
10.30
%
9.91
%
Average Tangible Equity to Average Assets
8.88
%
8.39
%
Net Interest Margin Tax-Equivalent (a)
3.12
%
2.93
%
Dividend Payout Ratio
50.00
%
50.88
%
Allowance for Loan Losses/Total Loans
0.88
%
0.91
%
Non-Performing Loans to Total Loans
0.75
%
1.09
%
Non-Performing Assets to Total Assets
0.49
%
0.77
%
Efficiency Ratio
58.12
%
50.45
%
At Period End
 
 
Total Assets
$
2,136,396

$
1,991,402

Total Loans
1,344,208

1,264,639

Total Investment Securities
664,514

615,477

Total Deposits
1,644,612

1,606,875

Total Shareholders' Equity
215,257

197,787

(a) Annualized using a 366-day basis for 2020 and a 365-day basis for 2019





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Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Certain information in this release contains financial information determined by methods other than in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”). Management uses these “non-GAAP” measures in its analysis of the Company's performance (including for purposes of determining the compensation of certain executive officers and other Company employees) and believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide a greater understanding of ongoing operations and enhance comparability of results with prior periods and with other financial institutions, as well as demonstrating the effects of significant gains and charges in the current period, in light of the disclosure practices employed by many other publicly-traded financial institutions. The Company believes that a meaningful analysis of its financial performance requires an understanding of the factors underlying that performance. Management believes that investors may use these non-GAAP financial measures to analyze financial performance without the impact of unusual items that may obscure trends in the Company's underlying performance. These disclosures should not be viewed as a substitute for operating results determined in accordance with GAAP, nor are they necessarily comparable to non-GAAP performance measures that may be presented by other companies.
In several places net interest income is calculated on a fully tax-equivalent basis. Specifically included in interest income was tax-exempt interest income from certain investment securities and loans. An amount equal to the tax benefit derived from this tax-exempt income has been added back to the interest income total which, as adjusted, increased net interest income accordingly. Management believes the disclosure of tax-equivalent net interest income information improves the clarity of financial analysis, and is particularly useful to investors in understanding and evaluating the changes and trends in the Company's results of operations. Other financial institutions commonly present net interest income on a tax-equivalent basis. This adjustment is considered helpful in the comparison of one financial institution's net interest income to that of another institution, as each will have a different proportion of tax-exempt interest from its earning assets. Moreover, net interest income is a component of a second financial measure commonly used by financial institutions, net interest margin, which is the ratio of net interest income to average earning assets. For purposes of this measure as well, other financial institutions generally use tax-equivalent net interest income to provide a better basis of comparison from institution to institution. The Company follows these practices.
The following table provides a reconciliation of tax-equivalent financial information to the Company's consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with GAAP. A 21.0% tax rate was used in both 2020 and 2019.
 
For the three months ended
In thousands of dollars
March 31, 2020
March 31, 2019
Net interest income as presented
$
14,918

$
12,899

Effect of tax-exempt income
572

562

Net interest income, tax equivalent
$
15,490

$
13,461


The Company presents its efficiency ratio using non-GAAP information which is most commonly used by financial institutions. The GAAP-based efficiency ratio is non-interest expenses divided by net interest income plus non-interest income from the Consolidated Statements of Income. The non-GAAP efficiency ratio excludes securities losses and other-than-temporary impairment charges from

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non-interest expenses, excludes securities gains from non-interest income, and adds the tax-equivalent adjustment to net interest income. The following table provides a reconciliation between the GAAP and non-GAAP efficiency ratio:
 
For the three months ended
In thousands of dollars
March 31, 2020
March 31, 2019
Non-interest expense, as presented
$
11,043

$
8,398

Net interest income, as presented
14,918

12,899

Effect of tax-exempt interest income
572

562

Non-interest income, as presented
4,221

3,144

Effect of non-interest tax-exempt income
41

41

Net securities gains
(752
)

Adjusted net interest income plus non-interest income
$
19,000

$
16,646

Non-GAAP efficiency ratio
58.12
%
50.45
%
GAAP efficiency ratio
57.70
%
52.35
%
The Company presents certain information based upon average tangible common equity instead of total average shareholders' equity. The difference between these two measures is the Company's intangible assets, specifically goodwill from prior acquisitions. Management, banking regulators and many stock analysts use the tangible common equity ratio and the tangible book value per common share in conjunction with more traditional bank capital ratios to compare the capital adequacy of banking organizations with significant amounts of goodwill or other intangible assets, typically stemming from the use of the purchase accounting method in accounting for mergers and acquisitions. The following table provides a reconciliation of average tangible common equity to the Company's consolidated financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles:
 
For the three months ended
In thousands of dollars
March 31, 2020
March 31, 2019
Average shareholders' equity as presented
$
217,130

$
195,405

  Less intangible assets
(29,931
)
(29,974
)
Tangible average shareholders' equity
$
187,199

$
165,431


Forward-Looking and Cautionary Statements
Except for the historical information and discussions contained herein, statements contained in this release may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results and events to differ materially, as discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Additional Information
For more information, please contact Richard M. Elder, The First Bancorp's Treasurer & Chief Financial Officer, at 207.563.3195.

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