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: July 31, 2020

(Date of earliest event reported)


PEOPLES FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


001-36388

(Commission

File Number)

 

PA

23-2391852

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

(IRS Employer of

Identification No.)

150 North Washington Avenue, Scranton, Pennsylvania 18503-1848

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

(570) 346-7741

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of each class:

    

Trading Symbol

    

Name of each exchange on which registered:

Common stock, $2.00 par value

PFIS

The Nasdaq Stock Market

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):

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 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.


 Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On July 31, 2020, Peoples Financial Services Corp. issued a press release announcing unaudited results of operations for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2020 and financial condition at June 30, 2020. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)

Exhibits

The following exhibits are filed with this Form 8-K:

 

Exhibit
No. 

Description 

99.1

Press release dated July 31, 2020 announcing results of operations and financial condition.

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Exhibit Index

 

Exhibit
No. 

Description 

99.1

Press release dated July 31, 2020 announcing results of operations and financial condition.

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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.

 

PEOPLES FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP.

By:

/s/ Craig W. Best

Craig W. Best

Chief Executive Officer

(Principal Executive Officer)

By:

/s/ John R. Anderson

John R. Anderson III

Executive Vice President

(Chief Financial Officer)

Date: July 31, 2020

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Exhibit 99.1

NEWS RELEASE

TO BUSINESS EDITOR:

PEOPLES FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP. Reports Second Quarter 2020 Earnings

Scranton, PA, July 31, 2020/PRNEWSWIRE/ – Peoples Financial Services Corp. (“Peoples”) (NASDAQ: PFIS), the bank holding company for Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company, today reported unaudited financial results at and for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020. The results for the three months ended June 30, 2020 reflect the impact of $201.3 million of loans originated through the United States Department of Treasury’s Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) and COVID-19 related impacts. Peoples reported net income of $7.6 million, or $1.03 per diluted share for the three months ended June 30, 2020, an increase of 6.0% when compared to $7.1 million, or $0.96 per diluted share for the comparable period of 2019. The increase in earnings for the three months ended June 30, 2020 is the product of an increase in pre-provision net interest income of $1.8 million, due primarily to lower funding costs of $1.3 million, and lower noninterest expenses of $1.2 million primarily from deferred loan origination cost benefit related to the PPP loans originated in the second quarter. Partially offsetting the increase was a higher provision for loan losses of $1.5 million resulting from the application of our allowance for loan losses methodology, and changes to qualitative factors relating to the adverse impact of the COVID-19 crisis.

Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2020, totaled $12.9 million or $1.74 per diluted share, a 5.2% decrease when compared to $13.6 million or $1.83 per diluted share for the same period last year. The decrease in earnings in the 2020 six month period is the result of an increase to our provision for loan losses of $3.9 million, primarily due to changes to the qualitative factors included in our allowance for loan losses methodology relating to the impact of COVID-19, and lower noninterest income of $0.6 million. Partially offsetting the decline were increases in our pre-provision net interest income of $3.0 million, or 8.2%, which were the result of average earning asset growth of $268.8 million and lower funding costs of $1.5 million, and lower noninterest expenses of $1.0 million.

In addition to evaluating its results of operations in accordance with GAAP, Peoples routinely supplements its evaluation with an analysis of certain non-GAAP financial measures, such as tangible stockholders’ equity and core net income ratios. The reported results included in this release contain items, which Peoples considers non-core, namely gains and losses incurred within the investment securities portfolio. Peoples believes the reported non-GAAP financial measures provide information useful to investors in understanding its operating performance and trends. Where non-GAAP disclosures are used in this press release, a reconciliation to the comparable GAAP measure is provided in the accompanying tables. The non-GAAP financial measures Peoples uses may differ from the non-GAAP financial measures of other financial institutions.

Core net income, which we have defined to exclude losses or gains on investment securities, for the three months ended June 30, totaled $7.5 million and $7.1 million in 2020 and 2019, respectively. Core net income per share for the three months ended June 30, 2020 was $1.03, an increase from $0.96 for the same period in 2019. The results in 2020 exclude a pre-tax $39 thousand unrealized gain on our equity investment portfolio while the results for 2019 exclude a pre-tax $23 thousand gain on the sale of debt securities and a $9 thousand unrealized loss on our equity investment portfolio.

Core net income for the six months ended June 30, 2020 was $12.7 million or $1.72 per diluted share, a decrease of 6.1% compared to $13.5 million or $1.83 per diluted share for the same period of 2019. Results for the six months ended June 30, 2020 exclude a pre-tax gain of $267 thousand on the sale of debt securities and a $84 thousand unrealized loss on our equity investment securities portfolio. The 2019 results were impacted by a pre-tax gain of $23 thousand on the sale of debt securities and an $8 thousand unrealized loss on our equity investment securities portfolio.

NOTABLES

Loans, net growth of $323.1 million or 17.4% since June 30, 2019, including $201.3 million of PPP commercial loans. Excluding PPP loans, loans increased $121.8 million or 6.6% since June 30, 2019
Deposits grew $238.6 million or 12.1% for the six months ended June 30, 2020, due in part to PPP loan proceeds deposited in customer accounts.
Efficiency ratio improved to 54.0% for the three months ended June 30, 2020, compared to 61.2% in the year ago period due to lower noninterest expenses.

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Tangible book value per share improved to $33.74 at June 30, 2020 from $31.68 at December 31, 2019, and from $30.58 at June 30, 2019.
Tax-equivalent net interest income increased $2.9 million or 7.5% to $40.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020 compared to $37.9 million for the same period in 2019.
Provision for loan losses increased $3.9 million or 278.6% to $5.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020 from $1.4 million during the year ago period. The increase was due primarily to higher qualitative factors related to economic decline resulting from the adverse impact of COVID-19.
The ratio of the allowance for loan losses to total loans was 1.24% and 1.18% at June 30, 2020 and June 30, 2019, respectively. Excluding PPP loans that do not carry an allowance for losses due to a 100% government guarantee, the ratio equaled 1.36% at June 30, 2020, or an impact of 12 basis points.
Issued $33.0 million aggregate principal, fixed-to-floating rate subordinated debentures due June 1, 2030, qualifying as Tier 2 Capital.
Dividends declared for the six months ended June 30, 2020 amounted to $0.72 per share, a 5.9% increase from 2019, representing a dividend payout ratio of 41.1%.
Notified our customers and primary regulators of our intent to close the Duryea, Gouldsboro, and South Scranton offices during the third quarter of 2020.

 INCOME STATEMENT REVIEW

Calculated on a fully taxable equivalent basis (“FTE”), our tax-equivalent net interest margin for the three and six months ended June 30 were 3.36% and 3.43% respectively in 2020, compared to 3.62% and 3.60% respectively for the same periods in 2019. The PPP loans’ 1% interest rate negatively impacted the net interest margin by 5 and 2 basis points for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020, respectively.  The tax-equivalent yield on interest-earning assets decreased 59 basis points to 3.90% and decreased 39 basis points to 4.07% for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 from 4.49% and 4.46% during the corresponding periods of 2019.  The decrease in yield is due to lower market rates the result of the Federal Open Market Committee (“FOMC”) cutting the federal funds rate by 75 basis points during the second half of 2019, and aggressive actions to cut rates 150 basis points in the first quarter of 2020.  The decrease in market rates resulted in lower rates on our existing adjustable rate loans and affected rates on new originations.  At the same time, we experienced lower interest-bearing liability costs due to the lower market rates.  Our cost of funds, which represents our average rate paid on total interest-bearing liabilities, decreased 42 and 27 basis points to 0.75% and 0.88% respectively for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 when compared to 1.17% and 1.15% respectively for the same periods in 2019. 

Tax-equivalent net interest income for the six months ended June 30, increased $2.9 million or 7.5% to $40.8 million in 2020 from $37.9 million in 2019. The increase in tax equivalent net interest income was due to lower interest expense of $1.5 million, resulting from lower borrowing rates, and a $215.7 million increase in average loans for the six months ended June 30, 2020 when compared to the same period in 2019. PPP loans averaged $81.7 million in the six month period ended June 30, 2020 with interest and fees totaling $1.1 million.  The tax-equivalent yield on the loan portfolio decreased to 4.34% for the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to 4.75% for the comparable period in 2019 due to lower market rates and the yield earned on PPP loans. Loans, net averaged $2.1 billion for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and $1.8 billion for the comparable period in 2019. For the six months ended June 30, the tax-equivalent yield on total investments decreased to 2.45% in 2020 from 2.53% in 2019. Average investments totaled $309.9 million in 2020 and $274.2 million in 2019. Average interest-bearing liabilities increased $153.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, compared to the corresponding period last year due to higher customer savings rates, new account relationships and the addition of brokered deposits.

The provision for loan losses totaled $5.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020 and $1.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019.  For the quarter ended June 30, the provision for loan losses was $1.8 million in 2020 and $0.4 million in 2019. The increase to the provision in the 2020 period results from the application of our loan losses methodology which includes monitoring of our asset quality and the general economic environment to assure the allowance for loan losses is adequate to cover estimated credit losses in the loan portfolio. Changes to the qualitative factors related to economic decline resulting from the adverse impact of the COVID-19 crisis was the primary reason for the higher provision.

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For the six months ended June 30, noninterest income totaled $7.0 million in 2020, a decrease from $7.6 million in 2019.  Service charges, fees, and commissions totaled $3.0 million in the six months ended June 30, 2020 compared to $3.7 million during the corresponding period of 2019 as the volume of consumer and commercial service charge activity fell.  Merchant services and wealth management income both decreased largely due to lower transaction volumes in the COVID-19 environment.  Mortgage banking revenue increased $0.2 million as sold mortgage production volumes increased due to low interest rates, and net gains on the sale of investment securities were higher by $0.2 million in the 2020 period.  For the three months ended June 30, noninterest income totaled $3.4 million in 2020, a decrease from $4.2 million in 2019.  The decrease was due to lower service charges, fees and commissions as the volume of consumer and commercial service charge activity significantly fell, to lower wealth management income due to the prevailing COVID-19 environment, and to a decrease in fee income generated from commercial loan interest rate swap transactions in the 2020 period.  Increased mortgage banking revenue resulting from an increase in sold mortgage production volumes partially offset the decreases.

Noninterest expense decreased $1.0 million or 3.7% to $26.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, from $27.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2019. Salaries and employee benefits decreased $0.7 million or 4.7% due to an increase to deferred loan origination cost benefit of $1.3 million related to the origination of PPP loans during the second quarter of 2020.  The initial deferred cost benefit will add back to expense primarily over the twenty-four month duration of the PPP loans and may be accelerated based on the timing of the forgiveness of PPP loans made to our borrowers by the Small Business Administration (“SBA”).  In addition, other expenses during the six months ended June 30, 2020 decreased $0.5 million due to lower FDIC assessments and advertising expense.  Occupancy and equipment expenses increased due to our market expansion when comparing the first half of 2020 and 2019 as those expenses increased $0.3 million or 5.4%. Noninterest expense decreased $1.2 million or 8.2% to $13.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020, from $14.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019. Salaries and employee benefits decreased $1.0 million or 12.3% due to deferred loan origination cost benefit related to the origination of PPP loans during the 2020 period. Decreases to other expenses of $0.4 million were partially offset by higher occupancy and equipment expenses of $0.2 million due to our market expansion when comparing the three months ending June 30, 2020 and 2019.

 BALANCE SHEET REVIEW

At June 30, 2020, total assets, loans and deposits were $2.7 billion, $2.2 billion and $2.2 billion, respectively. Loans, net increased $243.7 million or 12.6% from December 31, 2019. The growth in loans was primarily in commercial and industrial loans resulting from our participation in the SBA’s administered PPP, and to a lesser extent in commercial real estate loans. During the second quarter of 2020 we originated $201.3 million in PPP loans, the majority of which were to existing customers and had initial terms of twenty-four months. We expect a significant decline in these loan balances during the second half of 2020 as our commercial customers are expected to apply for and receive forgiveness under the PPP program. Total deposits increased $238.6 million or 12.1% from December 31, 2019 due to proceeds of PPP loans retained on deposit by our commercial borrowers, stimulus payments received and retained by our customers, organic growth of customer relationships and $26.3 million of brokered deposits. Non-interest bearing deposits increased $112.0 million or 24.2% and interest-bearing deposits increased $126.6 million or 8.4% during the six months ended June 30, 2020. Total investments were $295.4 million at June 30, 2020, including $288.0 million securities classified as available-for-sale and $7.4 million classified as held-to-maturity.

During the three months ended June 30, 2020, we sold $33.0 million aggregate principal amount of subordinated notes due 2030 (the “2020 Notes”), to accredited investors in a private placement. The 2020 Notes are intended to be treated as Tier 2 capital for regulatory capital purposes. The 2020 Notes bear interest at a rate of 5.375% per year for the first five years and then will float based on a benchmark rate, provided that the interest rate applicable to the outstanding principal balance during the period the 2020 Notes are floating will at no time be less than 4.75%.

Stockholders’ equity equaled $312.0 million or $42.55 per share at June 30, 2020, and $299.0 million or $40.47 per share at December 31, 2019. Tangible stockholders’ equity improved to $33.74 per share at June 30, 2020, from $31.68 per share at December 31, 2019. Dividends declared for the six months ended June 30, 2020 amounted to $0.72 per share, a 5.9% increase from 2019, representing a dividend payout ratio of 41.1%.

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ASSET QUALITY REVIEW

Nonperforming assets were $13.5 million or 0.62% of loans, net and foreclosed assets at June 30, 2020, compared to $10.5 million or 0.54% of loans, net and foreclosed assets at December 31, 2019. The increase in non-performing loans was mainly due to the placement of three large commercial loans on non-accrual. All three loans have been individually measured for impairment and have specific reserves allocated. Our allowance for loan losses increased $4.3 million or 18.9% in the first six months of 2020, due largely to the adjustment of qualitative factors in our allowance for loan losses methodology, which reflect economic decline and expectation of increased credit losses due to COVID-19’s adverse impact on economic and business operating conditions. The allowance for loan losses equaled $27.0 million or 1.24% of loans, net at June 30, 2020 compared to $22.7 million or 1.17% of loans, net, at December 31, 2019. Excluding PPP loans that do not carry an allowance for losses due to a 100% government guarantee, the ratio equaled 1.36% at June 30, 2020. Loans charged-off, net of recoveries, for the six months ended June 30, 2020, equaled $1.0 million or 0.10% of average loans, compared to $0.8 million or 0.09% of average loans for the comparable period last year.

Impact of COVID-19

Operationally, as the COVID-19 events unfold, our priority is to take care of our customers and employees. Our management team continues to modify and enhance strategies and protocols intended to protect our workforce and customers, maintain services for customers, assure the functional continuity of our operating systems, controls and processes, and mitigate financial risks posed by changing market conditions. We have followed the recommendations of our state governments as to conducting business and opened the lobbies of the majority of our branches while maintaining safety protocols by limiting the number of customers in the lobby at a time and installing protective shields at teller windows.

From a lending perspective, organic loan growth, with the exception of PPP loans, has been slowed as we focus on managing our existing portfolio. We have participated in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”), Paycheck Protection Program, a $350 billion specialized low-interest loan program funded by the U.S. Treasury Department and administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) provides borrower guarantees for lenders, as well as loan forgiveness incentives for borrowers that utilize the loan proceeds to cover employee compensation-related business operating costs. Our loan officers are guiding our commercial customers through the application and forgiveness process. Through June 30, 2020, we have approved 1,373 PPP loans totaling $201.3 million. Substantially all of the loans were made to existing customers, funded under the two year PPP loan program, and the loan proceeds initially deposited with our institution. At origination, loan fee income totaled $6.6 million and is being earned primarily over the 24 month duration of the loans as a part of the loan yield. At June 30, 2020, $5.9 million remains to be earned in future quarters and may be accelerated based on the timing of forgiveness of PPP loans by the SBA.

From a credit risk perspective, we have taken actions to identify and assess our COVID-19 related credit exposures based on asset class and borrower type. During the second quarter of 2020, we worked to proactively monitor our loan portfolio by contacting many of our borrowers to evaluate the impact of the pandemic on them, their businesses and the underlying collateral for our loans. The Company implemented a customer payment deferral program to assist both consumer and business borrowers that may be experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 related challenges. For borrowers who received a loan payment deferral we are working with the borrowers to evaluate the potential for further deterioration of credit quality at the end of the deferral period. We evaluated our commercial loan and commercial real estate loan portfolios to identify those loans in industries that are most at risk or where other information indicates the borrower may be significantly impacted by the effects of COVID-19. Through July 20, 2020, the Company granted payment deferral requests for up to six months to 298 commercial borrowers with outstanding loan balances of $306.4 million and to 476 consumer borrowers with outstanding balances of $23.2 million. These loan deferrals and modifications have been executed consistent with the guidelines of the CARES Act. Pursuant to the CARES Act, these loan deferrals are not included in our nonperforming loans disclosed below. Loans in deferment status will continue to accrue interest during the deferment period unless otherwise classified as nonperforming.

Our Asset Liability Management Committee met in May to review our capital adequacy and liquidity contingency funding plan due to the high degree of uncertainty around the magnitude and duration of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Company’s capital planning and capital management activities, coupled with its historically strong earnings performance and prudent dividend practices, have allowed us to build strong capital reserves. Because of the uncertain economic impact of COVID-19, however, during the second quarter of 2020 the Company issued $33.0 million aggregate principal amount 5.375% fixed-to-floating rate subordinated notes due June 2030. The notes are

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intended to qualify as Tier 2 capital for regulatory purposes. At June 30, 2020, all of the Company’s regulatory capital ratios significantly exceeded all well-capitalized thresholds.

Additionally, management believes the Company’s liquidity position is strong. At June 30, 2020, the Company’s cash and due from banks balances were $51.9 million and we maintained $158.1 million of availability at the Federal Reserve Bank’s discount window. We may also utilize the Federal Reserve’s Paycheck Protection Program Liquidity Facility (“PPPLF”) by pledging the PPP loans as collateral; at June 30, $201.3 million would be available to borrow for a term equal to the maturity date of the loans pledged. The Company also maintains an available-for-sale investment securities portfolio, comprised primarily of highly liquid U.S. Treasury and U.S. agency securities, highly-rated municipal securities and U.S. agency-backed mortgage backed securities. This portfolio serves as a ready source of liquidity and capital. At June 30, 2020, the Company’s available-for-sale investment securities portfolio totaled $287.7 million, $233.3 million of which were unencumbered. Net unrealized gains on the portfolio were $11.3 million. The Bank’s unused borrowing capacity at the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh at June 30, 2020 was $599.4 million.

The COVID-19 crisis is expected to continue to impact the Company’s financial results, as well as demand for its products and services during the second half of 2020 and potentially beyond. The short and long-term implications of the COVID-19 crisis, and related monetary and fiscal stimulus measures, on our future revenues, earnings results, allowance for loan losses, capital reserves, and liquidity are uncertain at this time.

About Peoples:

Peoples Financial Services Corp. is the parent company of Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company, a community bank serving Bucks, Lackawanna, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Schuylkill, Susquehanna, Wayne and Wyoming Counties in Pennsylvania and Broome County in New York through 29 offices. Each office, interdependent with the community, offers a comprehensive array of financial products and services to individuals, businesses, not-for-profit organizations and government entities. Peoples’ business philosophy includes offering direct access to senior management and other officers and providing friendly, informed and courteous service, local and timely decision making, flexible and reasonable operating procedures and consistently applied credit policies.

SOURCE: Peoples Financial Services Corp.

/Contact: 

MEDIA/INVESTORS, Marie L. Luciani, Investor Relations Officer, 570.346.7741 or marie.luciani@psbt.com

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Safe Harbor Forward-Looking Statements:

We make statements in this press release, and we may from time to time make other statements regarding our outlook or expectations for future financial or operating results and/or other matters regarding or affecting Peoples Financial Services Corp. and Peoples Security Bank and Trust Company (collectively, “Peoples”) that are considered “forward-looking statements” as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of such words as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “should,” “planned,” “estimated,” “intend” and “potential.” For these statements, Peoples claims the protection of the statutory safe harbors for forward-looking statements.

Peoples cautions you that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated in any forward-looking statement. Such factors include, but are not limited to: prevailing economic and political conditions, particularly in our market area; the unfolding COVID-19 crisis and the governmental responses to the crisis; credit risk associated with our lending activities; changes in interest rates, loan demand, real estate values and competition; changes in accounting principles, policies, and guidelines; changes in any applicable law, rule, regulation or practice with respect to tax or legal issues; our ability to identify and address cyber-security risks and other economic, competitive, governmental, regulatory and technological factors affecting Peoples’ operations, pricing, products and services and other factors that may be described in Peoples’ Annual Reports on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time.

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In addition to these risks, acquisitions and business combinations, present risks other than those presented by the nature of the business acquired. Acquisitions and business combinations may be substantially more expensive to complete than originally anticipated, and the anticipated benefits may be significantly harder-or take longer-to achieve than expected. As regulated financial institutions, our pursuit of attractive acquisition and business combination opportunities could be negatively impacted by regulatory delays or other regulatory issues. Regulatory and/or legal issues related to the pre-acquisition operations of an acquired or combined business may cause reputational harm to Peoples following the acquisition or combination, and integration of the acquired or combined business with ours may result in additional future costs arising as a result of those issues.

The forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this release, and, except as may be required by applicable law or regulation, Peoples assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements.

[TABULAR MATERIAL FOLLOWS]

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Summary Data

Peoples Financial Services Corp.

Five Quarter Trend

(In thousands, except share and per share data)

  

June 30

  

Mar 31

  

Dec 31

  

Sept 30

  

June 30

 

2020

2020

2019

2019

2019

 

Key performance data:

Share and per share amounts:

Net income

$

1.03

$

0.72

$

0.68

$

0.97

$

0.96

Core net income (1)

$

1.03

$

0.70

$

0.67

$

0.97

$

0.96

Cash dividends declared

$

0.36

$

0.36

$

0.35

$

0.34

$

0.34

Book value

$

42.55

$

41.68

$

40.47

$

40.08

$

39.41

Tangible book value (1)

$

33.74

$

32.86

$

31.68

$

31.27

$

30.58

Market value:

High

$

38.86

$

50.10

$

53.43

$

48.38

$

45.41

Low

$

30.24

$

35.60

$

44.46

$

42.90

$

42.00

Closing

$

38.19

$

39.74

$

50.35

$

45.29

$

44.99

Market capitalization

$

280,042

$

291,820

$

372,010

$

334,637

$

332,885

Common shares outstanding

 

7,332,856

 

7,343,240

 

7,388,480

 

7,388,759

 

7,399,078

Selected ratios:

Return on average stockholders’ equity

 

9.87

 

7.05

 

6.69

 

9.65

 

9.98

Core return on average stockholders’ equity (1)

 

9.83

 

6.90

 

6.55

 

9.63

 

9.97

Return on average tangible stockholders’ equity

 

12.49

 

8.99

 

8.55

 

12.40

 

12.93

Core return on average tangible stockholders’ equity (1)

 

12.44

 

8.79

 

8.38

 

12.38

 

12.91

Return on average assets

 

1.13

%

 

0.86

%

 

0.83

%

 

1.21

%

 

1.24

%

Core return on average assets (1)

 

1.12

 

0.84

 

0.81

 

1.21

 

1.24

Stockholders’ equity to total assets

 

11.56

 

12.03

 

12.08

 

12.48

 

12.55

Efficiency ratio (2)

 

54.01

 

57.88

 

57.63

 

59.65

 

61.15

Nonperforming assets to loans, net, and foreclosed assets

 

0.62

 

0.60

 

0.54

 

0.61

 

0.68

Net charge-offs to average loans, net

 

0.10

 

0.10

 

0.78

 

0.05

 

0.11

Allowance for loan losses to loans, net

 

1.24

 

1.27

 

1.17

 

1.19

 

1.18

Interest-bearing assets yield (FTE) (3)

 

3.90

 

4.25

 

4.30

 

4.42

 

4.49

Cost of funds

 

0.75

 

1.01

 

1.06

 

1.10

 

1.17

Net interest spread (FTE) (3)

 

3.15

 

3.24

 

3.24

 

3.32

 

3.32

Net interest margin (FTE) (3)

 

3.36

 

3.50

 

3.52

 

3.61

 

3.62

(1)See Reconciliation of Non-GAAP financial measures.
(2)Total noninterest expense less amortization of intangible assets divided by tax-equivalent net interest income and noninterest income less net gains(losses) on investment securities available-for-sale.
(3)Tax-equivalent adjustments were calculated using the federal statutory tax rate prevailing during the indicated periods of 21%.

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Peoples Financial Services Corp.

Consolidated Statements of Income

(In thousands, except per share data)

    

June 30

    

June 30

 

Six Months Ended

2020

2019

 

Interest income:

Interest and fees on loans:

Taxable

$

42,077

$

40,744

Tax-exempt

 

1,972

 

2,208

Interest and dividends on investment securities:

Taxable

 

2,973

 

2,035

Tax-exempt

 

594

 

1,082

Dividends

 

48

 

41

Interest on interest-bearing deposits in other banks

 

30

 

23

Total interest income

 

47,694

 

46,133

Interest expense:

Interest on deposits

 

6,367

 

7,124

Interest on short-term borrowings

 

675

 

1,408

Interest on long-term debt

 

436

 

576

Interest on subordinated debt

148

Total interest expense

 

7,626

 

9,108

Net interest income

 

40,068

 

37,025

Provision for loan losses

 

5,300

 

1,400

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

 

34,768

 

35,625

Noninterest income:

Service charges, fees, commissions

 

3,038

 

3,700

Merchant services income

 

586

 

655

Commissions and fees on fiduciary activities

 

999

 

999

Wealth management income

 

618

 

747

Mortgage banking income

 

449

 

285

Bank owned life insurance income

 

380

 

378

Interest rate swap revenue

719

789

Net loss on investment securities

 

(84)

 

(8)

Net gain on sale of investment securities available-for-sale

267

23

Total noninterest income

 

6,972

 

7,568

Noninterest expense:

Salaries and employee benefits expense

 

14,904

 

15,632

Net occupancy and equipment expense

 

6,121

 

5,810

Amortization of intangible assets

 

308

 

374

Other expenses

 

5,560

 

6,103

Total noninterest expense

 

26,893

 

27,919

Income before income taxes

 

14,847

 

15,274

Provision for income tax expense

 

1,990

 

1,718

Net income

$

12,857

$

13,556

Other comprehensive income:

Unrealized gain on investment securities available-for-sale

$

9,723

$

5,050

Reclassification adjustment for gains included in net income

 

(267)

 

(23)

Change in derivative fair value

493

506

Income tax related to other comprehensive income

 

2,090

 

1,162

Other comprehensive income, net of income taxes

 

7,859

 

4,371

Comprehensive income

$

20,716

$

17,927

Share and per share amounts:

Net income - basic

$

1.75

$

1.83

Net income - diluted

1.74

1.83

Cash dividends declared

$

0.72

$

0.68

Average common shares outstanding - basic

 

7,360,517

 

7,399,178

Average common shares outstanding - diluted

7,391,202

7,410,558

8


Peoples Financial Services Corp.

Consolidated Statements of Income

(In thousands, except per share data)

    

June 30

    

Mar 31

    

Dec 31

    

Sept 30

    

June 30

 

Three months ended

2020

2020

2019

2019

2019

 

Interest income:

Interest and fees on loans:

Taxable

$

21,160

$

20,917

$

20,804

$

20,940

$

20,641

Tax-exempt

 

941

 

1,031

 

1,035

 

1,066

 

1,109

Interest and dividends on investment securities available-for-sale:

Taxable

 

1,425

 

1,548

 

1,308

 

1,092

 

1,025

Tax-exempt

 

295

 

299

 

385

 

411

 

520

Dividends

 

25

 

23

 

24

 

19

 

22

Interest on interest-bearing deposits in other banks

 

6

 

24

 

15

 

27

 

15

Interest on federal funds sold

 

 

 

45

 

77

 

Total interest income

 

23,852

23,842

23,616

 

23,632

 

23,332

Interest expense:

Interest on deposits

 

2,864

 

3,503

 

3,905

 

3,966

 

3,713

Interest on short-term borrowings

 

102

 

573

 

151

 

83

 

595

Interest on long-term debt

 

231

 

205

 

308

 

347

 

296

Interest on subordinated debt

148

Total interest expense

 

3,345

 

4,281

 

4,364

 

4,396

 

4,604

Net interest income

 

20,507

 

19,561

 

19,252

 

19,236

 

18,728

Provision for loan losses

 

1,800

 

3,500

 

4,000

 

700

 

350

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

 

18,707

16,061

15,252

 

18,536

 

18,378

Noninterest income:

Service charges, fees, commissions

 

1,433

 

1,605

 

1,730

 

1,806

 

1,981

Merchant services income

 

472

 

114

 

136

 

182

 

457

Commissions and fees on fiduciary activities

 

493

 

506

 

519

 

569

 

492

Wealth management income

 

231

 

387

 

382

 

395

 

370

Mortgage banking income

 

312

 

137

 

143

 

172

 

137

Bank owned life insurance income

 

193

 

187

 

188

 

189

 

192

Interest rate swap revenue

249

470

646

355

509

Net gain (loss) on investment securities

39

(123)

126

14

(9)

Net gain on sale of investment securities available-for-sale

267

23

Total noninterest income

 

3,422

3,550

3,870

 

3,682

 

4,152

Noninterest expense:

Salaries and employee benefits expense

 

7,048

 

7,856

 

7,686

 

8,056

 

8,037

Net occupancy and equipment expense

 

3,042

 

3,079

 

3,104

 

2,997

 

2,849

Amortization of intangible assets

 

154

 

154

 

173

 

183

 

182

Other expenses

 

2,998

 

2,562

 

2,681

 

2,843

 

3,361

Total noninterest expense

 

13,242

 

13,651

 

13,644

 

14,079

 

14,429

Income before income taxes

 

8,887

 

5,960

 

5,478

 

8,139

 

8,101

Income tax expense

 

1,311

 

679

 

446

 

991

 

957

Net income

$

7,576

$

5,281

$

5,032

$

7,148

$

7,144

Other comprehensive income:

Unrealized gain (loss) on investment securities available-for-sale

$

2,094

$

7,629

$

(102)

$

161

$

2,611

Reclassification adjustment for gains included in net income

(267)

(23)

Change in pension liability

639

Change in derivative fair value

(543)

1,036

(218)

153

443

Income tax related to other comprehensive income

 

326

 

1,765

 

67

 

66

 

637

Other comprehensive income, net of income taxes

 

1,225

 

6,633

 

252

 

248

 

2,394

Comprehensive income

$

8,801

$

11,914

$

5,284

$

7,396

$

9,538

Share and per share amounts:

Net income - basic

$

1.03

$

0.72

$

0.68

$

0.97

$

0.96

Net income - diluted

1.03

0.71

0.68

0.96

0.96

Cash dividends declared

$

0.36

$

0.36

$

0.35

$

0.34

$

0.34

Average common shares outstanding - basic

 

7,341,636

 

7,379,438

 

7,388,488

 

7,394,992

 

7,399,302

Average common shares outstanding - diluted

7,376,700

7,405,703

7,410,899

7,417,403

7,413,114

9


Peoples Financial Services Corp.

Details of Net Interest and Net Interest Margin

(In thousands, fully taxable equivalent basis)

    

June 30

    

Mar 31

    

Dec 31

    

Sept 30

    

June 30

 

Three months ended

2020

2020

2019

2019

2019

 

Net interest income:

Interest income

Loans, net:

Taxable

$

21,160

$

20,917

$

20,804

$

20,940

$

20,641

Tax-exempt

 

1,191

 

1,305

 

1,311

 

1,348

 

1,404

Total loans, net

 

22,351

22,222

22,115

 

22,288

 

22,045

Investments:

Taxable

 

1,445

 

1,571

 

1,332

 

1,111

 

1,047

Tax-exempt

 

374

 

378

 

487

 

520

 

659

Total investments

 

1,819

 

1,949

 

1,819

 

1,631

 

1,706

Interest on interest-bearing balances in other banks

 

5

 

24

 

15

 

27

 

15

Federal funds sold

 

6

 

 

45

 

77

 

Total interest income

 

24,181

24,195

23,994

 

24,023

 

23,766

Interest expense:

Deposits

 

2,864

 

3,503

 

3,905

 

3,966

 

3,713

Short-term borrowings

 

102

 

573

 

151

 

83

 

595

Long-term debt

 

231

 

205

 

308

 

347

 

296

Subordinated debt

148

Total interest expense

 

3,345

 

4,281

 

4,364

 

4,396

 

4,604

Net interest income

$

20,836

$

19,914

$

19,630

$

19,627

$

19,162

Loans, net:

Taxable

 

4.19

%  

 

4.60

%  

 

4.67

%  

 

4.80

%  

 

4.85

%

Tax-exempt

 

3.75

%  

 

3.88

%  

 

3.88

%  

 

3.94

%  

 

3.96

%

Total loans, net

 

4.16

%  

 

4.55

%  

 

4.62

%  

 

4.74

%  

 

4.78

%

Investments:

Taxable

 

2.24

%  

 

2.36

%  

 

2.29

%  

 

2.20

%  

 

2.21

%

Tax-exempt

 

3.46

%  

 

3.10

%  

 

2.88

%  

 

2.93

%  

 

3.20

%

Total investments

 

2.41

%  

 

2.48

%  

 

2.42

%  

 

2.39

%  

 

2.51

%

Interest-bearing balances with banks

 

0.16

%  

 

1.17

%  

 

1.12

%  

 

2.14

%  

 

2.67

%

Federal funds sold

 

0.14

%  

 

 

1.85

%  

 

2.14

%  

 

Total interest-bearing assets

 

3.90

%  

 

4.25

%  

 

4.30

%  

 

4.42

%  

 

4.49

%

Interest expense:

Deposits

 

0.72

%  

 

0.92

%  

 

1.00

%  

 

1.03

%  

 

1.03

%

Short-term borrowings

 

0.44

%  

 

1.62

%  

 

2.00

%  

 

2.62

%  

 

2.69

%

Long-term debt

 

1.13

%  

 

2.54

%  

 

2.52

%  

 

2.61

%  

 

2.83

%

Subordinated debt

5.38

%  

Total interest-bearing liabilities

 

0.75

%  

 

1.01

%  

 

1.06

%  

 

1.10

%  

 

1.17

%

Net interest spread

 

3.15

%  

 

3.24

%  

 

3.24

%  

 

3.32

%  

 

3.32

%

Net interest margin

 

3.36

%  

 

3.50

%  

 

3.52

%  

 

3.61

%  

 

3.62

%

10


Peoples Financial Services Corp.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)

    

June 30

    

Mar 31

    

Dec 31

    

Sept 30

    

June 30

 

At period end

2020

2020

2019

2019

2019

 

Assets:

Cash and due from banks

$

27,146

$

22,181

$

26,943

$

35,908

$

26,615

Interest-bearing balances in other banks

 

14,788

 

13,146

 

4,210

 

5,275

 

3,347

Federal funds sold

10,000

10,100

Investment securities:

Available-for-sale

 

287,709

 

302,884

 

330,478

 

268,823

 

261,665

Equity investments carried at fair value

 

338

 

299

 

423

 

297

 

283

Held-to-maturity

 

7,401

 

7,520

 

7,656

 

7,808

 

7,969

Loans held for sale

 

1,939

 

270

 

986

 

1,390

 

831

Loans, net

 

2,181,909

 

2,023,155

 

1,938,240

 

1,881,090

 

1,858,799

Less: allowance for loan losses

 

26,957

 

25,686

 

22,677

 

22,392

 

21,930

Net loans

 

2,154,952

 

1,997,469

 

1,915,563

 

1,858,698

 

1,836,869

Premises and equipment, net

 

48,378

 

48,619

 

47,932

 

47,437

 

46,468

Accrued interest receivable

 

8,368

 

7,283

 

6,981

 

6,655

 

7,303

Goodwill

 

63,370

 

63,370

 

63,370

 

63,370

 

63,370

Other intangible assets, net

 

1,257

 

1,411

 

1,565

 

1,738

 

1,921

Other assets

 

74,778

 

79,320

 

69,220

 

65,200

 

67,625

Total assets

$

2,700,424

$

2,543,772

$

2,475,327

$

2,372,699

$

2,324,266

Liabilities:

Deposits:

Noninterest-bearing

$

575,206

$

467,315

$

463,238

$

440,582

$

419,995

Interest-bearing

 

1,634,918

 

1,542,680

 

1,508,251

 

1,560,703

 

1,456,804

Total deposits

 

2,210,124

 

2,009,995

 

1,971,489

 

2,001,285

 

1,876,799

Short-term borrowings

 

50,000

 

164,150

 

152,150

 

 

82,700

Long-term debt

 

60,938

 

32,250

 

32,733

 

52,509

 

52,980

Subordinated debt

33,000

Accrued interest payable

 

872

 

1,336

 

1,277

 

1,461

 

1,058

Other liabilities

 

33,446

 

29,978

 

18,668

 

21,277

 

19,146

Total liabilities

 

2,388,380

2,237,709

2,176,317

 

2,076,532

 

2,032,683

Stockholders’ equity:

Common stock

 

14,649

 

14,670

 

14,777

 

14,778

 

14,798

Capital surplus

 

133,002

 

133,159

 

135,251

 

135,106

 

135,384

Retained earnings

 

159,739

 

154,806

 

152,187

 

149,740

 

145,106

Accumulated other comprehensive gain (loss)

 

4,654

 

3,428

 

(3,205)

 

(3,457)

 

(3,705)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

312,044

 

306,063

 

299,010

 

296,167

 

291,583

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

2,700,424

$

2,543,772

$

2,475,327

$

2,372,699

$

2,324,266

11


Peoples Financial Services Corp.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands)

    

June 30

    

Mar 31

    

Dec 31

    

Sept 30

    

June 30

 

Average quarterly balances

2020

2020

2019

2019

2019

 

Assets:

Loans, net:

Taxable

$

2,032,852

$

1,830,455

$

1,766,373

$

1,729,741

$

1,707,730

Tax-exempt

 

127,624

 

135,260

 

134,040

 

135,580

 

142,310

Total loans, net

 

2,160,476

1,965,715

1,900,413

 

1,865,321

 

1,850,040

Investments:

Taxable

 

260,160

 

267,179

 

231,079

 

200,444

 

189,265

Tax-exempt

 

43,466

 

49,046

 

67,208

 

70,381

 

82,565

Total investments

 

303,626

 

316,225

 

298,287

 

270,825

 

271,830

Interest-bearing balances with banks

 

12,595

 

8,263

 

5,317

 

5,006

 

2,554

Federal funds sold

 

17,480

 

 

9,629

 

14,267

 

Total interest-bearing assets

 

2,494,177

 

2,290,203

 

2,213,646