Press Release

First Northwest Bancorp Earns $3.0 Million, or $0.32 Per Diluted Share, in Second Quarter 2021; Highlighted by Strong Deposit and Loan Growth; Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend of $0.06 Per Share

Company Release - 7/28/2021

PORT ANGELES, Wash., July 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Northwest Bancorp (Nasdaq: FNWB) (“Company”), the holding company for First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Port Angeles (“Bank” or "First Fed"), today reported net income of $3.0 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2021, an increase of 51.6% compared to $2.0 million, or $0.21 per diluted share, for the second quarter a year ago, and a decrease of 4.0% compared to $3.1 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2021. Second quarter results reflect strong year-over-year revenue generation, solid core deposit and loan growth, and excellent credit quality. The decrease from the prior period was primarily due to lower gains on sale of one- to four-family mortgages and increased compensation expense, partially offset by increased net interest income and a lower provision for loan losses. For the first six months of 2021, net income was $6.1 million, or $0.66 per diluted share, an increase of 114.7% compared to $2.8 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, for the first six months of 2020.

The Board of Directors of First Northwest Bancorp declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per common share. The dividend will be payable on August 27, 2021, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 13, 2021.

“We again delivered solid financial results for the second quarter, demonstrating the sustained strength of our franchise,” said Matthew P. Deines, President and CEO. “Our second quarter profits were up over 50% year-over-year fueled by strong revenue growth and steady loan growth, particularly in the commercial banking area. Gross loans increased over 26%, while total deposits grew over 23%, year-over-year, as we continue to foster new customer relationships. We remain focused on improving our earning asset mix and lowering our cost of funds, which is driving our net interest margin expansion compared to a year ago.”

“We continue to look ‘outside the box’ to generate organic commercial and consumer activity to benefit our customers,” Deines continued. “To meet the needs of our business customers, we initiated a Small Business Administration (“SBA”) program during the quarter and already are seeing good growth in this new portfolio. In April we started a joint venture and established Quin Ventures, Inc. (“Quin” or “Quin Ventures”) to develop a digital financial wellness platform offering personal financial services to the general public. In July we closed on the previously announced Bellevue branch purchase from Sterling Savings and Trust, and also relocated our Fairhaven branch to 1215 12th Street, Suite 105. Additionally, we are on schedule to open a new branch in Ferndale, Washington in August.”

Second Quarter 2021 Highlights (at or for the quarter ended June 30, 2021)

  • Second quarter net income was $3.0 million, compared to $3.1 million in the preceding quarter and $2.0 million in the same quarter one year ago.
  • Diluted earnings per share was $0.32, compared to $0.34 per share in the preceding quarter and $0.21 per share in the second quarter a year ago.
  • Provision for loan losses was $300,000 in the second quarter, compared to $500,000 in the first quarter of 2021, and $1.5 million in the second quarter of 2020, reflecting consistent strong credit quality.
  • Loans receivable increased 7.8% to $1.25 billion at June 30, 2021, compared to $1.16 billion at March 31, 2021, and increased 26.4% compared to $986.4 million a year ago, primarily due to growth in commercial real estate, construction and consumer loan portfolios.
  • Deposits increased nominally during the quarter and increased 23.2% from one year prior, to $1.44 billion at June 30, 2021, due to successful organic and wholesale deposit-gathering strategies, including significant growth in noninterest-bearing deposits, which increased 49.4% in the last twelve months. Brokered deposit balances decreased $12 million from March 31, 2021.
  • The cost of total deposits for the second quarter decreased to 0.23% from 0.27% for first quarter 2021 and 0.72% in the second quarter of 2020.
  • Gain on sale of mortgage loans was $921,000 for the second quarter compared to $1.3 million in the previous quarter and $2.0 million in the second quarter of 2020, reflecting a slowdown in refinance activity due to higher rates and lack of inventory available for sale.
  • During the second quarter, the Company repurchased 18,142 shares of common stock at an average price of $17.06 per share for a total of $310,000, leaving 853,888 shares remaining under the 2020 Stock Repurchase Plan approved in October 2020.

Recent Developments

On July 23, 2021, First Fed completed the purchase of a Bellevue, Washington based bank branch from Sterling Bank and Trust of Southfield, Michigan. The agreement included the purchase of $65.4 million in deposits. “We are excited for this opportunity to expand our presence in the vibrant King County market as we continue to grow our Northwest footprint. Bellevue is the fifth largest city in Washington, and the Eastside's high-tech hub. With diverse industries, increasing population and a vibrant economy, Bellevue is routinely ranked among the best mid-sized cities in the United States,” said Deines.

Balance Sheet Review

Total assets increased $51.1 million, or 2.9%, to $1.79 billion at June 30, 2021, compared to $1.74 billion at March 31, 2021, and increased $308.5 million, or 20.9%, compared to $1.48 billion at June 30, 2020.

Cash and cash equivalents decreased by $18.5 million, or 18.7%, to $80.7 million as of June 30, 2021, compared to $99.3 million as of March 31, 2021. The Company continues to deploy excess cash and move it into higher yielding ventures.

Investment securities decreased $23.0 million, or 5.8%, to $370.5 million at June 30, 2021, compared to $393.5 million three months earlier, and increased $6.2 million compared to $364.3 million at June 30, 2020. At June 30, 2021, municipal bonds totaled $130.5 million and comprised the largest portion of the investment portfolio at 35.2%. The estimated average life of the total investment securities portfolio was approximately 6.6 years.

“We continue to utilize the investment portfolio as a means to generate additional interest income,” said Geri Bullard, EVP/Chief Financial Officer. “We began adding to the investment portfolio a year ago as credit spreads widened, to deploy excess cash.”

Securities consisted of the following at the dates indicated: 

  June 30, 2021     March 31, 2021     June 30, 2020     Three
Month
Change
    One Year
Change
 
  (In thousands)  
Available for Sale at Fair Value                                      
Municipal bonds $ 130,458     $ 132,492     $ 107,610     $ (2,034 )   $ 22,848  
U.S. government and agency issued bonds (Agency bonds)   1,949       1,913       -       36       1,949  
U.S. government agency issued asset-backed securities (ABS agency)   36,564       65,910       60,819       (29,346 )     (24,255 )
Corporate issued asset-backed securities (ABS corporate)   4,000       17,505       39,804       (13,505 )     (35,804 )
Corporate issued debt securities (Corporate debt)   49,880       43,890       22,428       5,990       27,452  
U.S. Small Business Administration securities (SBA)   16,753       17,566       23,547       (813 )     (6,794 )
Mortgage-backed securities:                                      
U.S. government agency issued mortgage-backed securities (MBS agency)   75,429       74,016       102,647       1,413       (27,218 )
Corporate issued mortgage-backed securities (MBS corporate)   55,467       40,203       7,418       15,264       48,049  
Total securities available for sale $ 370,500     $ 393,495     $ 364,273     $ (22,995 )   $ 6,227  

Net loans, excluding loans held for sale, increased $89.9 million, or 7.8%, to $1.25 billion at June 30, 2021, from $1.16 billion at March 31, 2021, and increased $260.0 million, or 26.4%, from $986.4 million a year ago. “We produced solid loan growth in a very competitive operating environment, with total loans increasing 26.1% over the last twelve months,” said Randy Riffle, EVP/Chief Lending Officer. “We continue to pursue lending opportunities in commercial, construction, and SBA programs. We formed an SBA team to build out this program during the quarter and they are producing solid results, helping our business customers and generating fee income. Additionally, new PPP loan production from the SBA’s latest round contributed to loan production, with $2.2 million in new PPP loans funded during the second quarter of 2021 and $32.4 million in PPP loans funded during the first quarter of 2021.” Commercial business loans decreased $7.0 million during the quarter, mainly as the result of a $5.7 million decrease in Northpointe Mortgage Participation program loans, partially offset by a $2.8 million increase in other commercial business loans during the quarter.

The Company originated $51.9 million in residential mortgages during the second quarter and sold $28.7 million, with an average gross margin on sale of mortgage loans of approximately 2.54%. This production compares to residential mortgage originations of $66.3 million in the preceding quarter with sales of $37.0 million, with an average gross margin of 2.85%. “The low interest rate environment continues to fuel mortgage banking activity, although we are starting to see a modest slowdown in activity compared to the record setting pace of the third and fourth quarters of 2020,” said Kelly Liske, Chief Banking Officer.

Loans receivable consisted of the following at the dates indicated:

    June 30, 2021     March 31, 2021     June 30, 2020     Three
Month
Change
    One Year
Change
 
    (In thousands)  
Real Estate:                                        
One to four family   $ 301,816     $ 295,831     $ 325,349     $ 5,985     $ (23,533 )
Multi-family     166,502       162,487       103,279       4,015       63,223  
Commercial real estate     319,644       296,826       267,233       22,818       52,411  
Construction and land     183,685       157,316       58,153       26,369       125,532  
Total real estate loans     971,647       912,460       754,014       59,187       217,633  
                                         
Consumer:                                        
Home equity     36,886       33,713       33,696       3,173       3,190  
Auto and other consumer     171,617       139,134       109,214       32,483       62,403  
Total consumer loans     208,503       172,847       142,910       35,656       65,593  
                                         
Commercial business     75,995       83,033       99,477       (7,038 )     (23,482 )
                                         
Total loans     1,256,145       1,168,340       996,401       87,805       259,744  
Less:                                        
Net deferred loan fees     5,610       4,983       1,842       627       3,768  
Premium on purchased loans, net     (10,393 )     (7,347 )     (3,901 )     (3,046 )     (6,492 )
Allowance for loan losses     14,588       14,265       12,109       323       2,479  
Total loans receivable, net   $ 1,246,340     $ 1,156,439     $ 986,351     $ 89,901     $ 259,989  

Total deposits increased $6.9 million, to $1.44 billion at June 30, 2021, compared to $1.43 billion at March 31, 2021, and increased $271.4 million, or 23.2%, when compared to $1.17 billion a year ago. Demand deposits increased 42.4% compared to a year ago to $483.1 million at June 30, 2021, and represented 33.5% of total deposits; money market accounts increased 54.7% compared to a year ago to $511.1 million, and represented 35.4% of total deposits; savings accounts increased 5.7% compared to a year ago to $185.8 million at June 30, 2021, and represented 12.9% of total deposits; and certificates of deposit decreased 19.5% compared to a year ago to $261.8 million at quarter-end, and represented 18.2% of total deposits.

“Deposit balances remain at record levels as we continue to build relationships with both existing and new customers,” said Bullard. “We continue to lower our funding costs by focusing on noninterest-bearing and other core deposit growth, while strategically allowing higher-cost maturing deposits to run off.” The total cost of funds was 0.37% for the second quarter of 2021 compared to 0.32% for the first quarter of 2021 and improved from 0.77% for the second quarter of 2020.

Deposits consisted of the following at the dates indicated:

    June 30, 2021     March 31, 2021     June 30, 2020     Three
Month
Change
    One Year
Change
 
    (In thousands)  
Noninterest-bearing demand deposits   $ 307,119     $ 296,232     $ 205,597     $ 10,887     $ 101,522  
Interest-bearing demand deposits     175,939       169,911       133,554       6,028       42,385  
Money market accounts     511,051       495,265       330,261       15,786       180,790  
Savings accounts     185,798       186,173       175,749       (375 )     10,049  
Certificates of deposit     261,831       287,226       325,164       (25,395 )     (63,333 )
Total deposits   $ 1,441,738     $ 1,434,807     $ 1,170,325     $ 6,931     $ 271,413  

Total shareholders’ equity increased to $188.6 million at June 30, 2021, compared to $182.1 million three months earlier, and $176.3 million a year earlier. Book value per common share was $18.49 at June 30, 2021, compared to $17.86 at March 31, 2021 and $17.07 at June 30, 2020.

Operating Results

In the second quarter of 2021, the Company generated a return on average assets ("ROAA") of 0.69%, and a return on average equity ("ROAE") of 6.46%, compared to 0.76% and 6.70%, respectively, in the first quarter of 2021, and 0.56% and 4.60%, respectively, in the second quarter of 2020. For the first six months of 2021, ROAA and ROAE was 0.73% and 6.63%, respectively, compared to 0.42% and 3.24% for the first six months of 2020.

Total interest income increased to $15.1 million for the second quarter of 2021, compared to $14.6 million in the previous quarter and $12.4 million in the second quarter of 2020. Interest and fees on loans increased due to loan growth during the current quarter. The current quarter yield on average loans receivable decreased by 10 basis points compared to the same period in the prior year. Total interest expense was $1.4 million for the second quarter of 2021, compared to $1.2 million in the first quarter of 2021, and $2.2 million in the second quarter a year ago. The increase during the quarter compared to the preceding quarter was due to interest on subordinated debt of $394,000, which was partially offset by a decrease of $116,000 in interest on deposits and other borrowings. For the first six months of 2021, total interest income increased 22% to $29.7 million, compared to $24.3 million for the first six months of 2020. The decrease in interest expense year-over-year was due to the decline in the cost of total deposits to 23 basis points compared to 72 basis points in the second quarter one year ago.

Net interest income, before provision for loan losses, increased 1.2% during the quarter to $13.6 million, compared to $13.5 million for the preceding quarter, and increased 35.0% compared to $10.1 million in the second quarter a year ago. For the first six months of 2021, net interest income before the provision for loan losses increased 39.0% to $27.1 million, compared to $19.5 million for the first six months of 2020. “As of June 30, 2021, we received SBA proceeds on forgiven loans totaling $21.8 million. Approximately $92,000 of the income recognized during the second quarter was related to deferred fees associated with PPP loan payoffs, compared to $177,000 of the income related to deferred fees associated with PPP loan payoffs in the first quarter of 2021,” Riffle noted.

The Company recorded a $300,000 provision for loan losses during the second quarter of 2021. This compares to a provision for loan losses of $500,000 for the preceding quarter, and a provision for loan losses of $1.5 million for the second quarter of 2020. The lower quarterly provision reflects improvement in economic conditions and stable credit quality.

The net interest margin contracted 14 basis points to 3.34% for the second quarter of 2021, compared to 3.48% for the first quarter of 2021, and increased 24 basis points compared to 3.10% for the second quarter in 2020. “The improvement in our earning asset mix and the substantial reduction in our cost of funds has fueled our net interest margin expansion over the last three quarters. The contraction during the current quarter was primarily due to the issuance of subordinated notes in March 2021, which reduced our net interest margin by 9 basis points, and, to a lesser degree, a decrease in our yield on earning assets,” said Bullard. For the first six months of 2021, the net interest margin increased 32 basis points to 3.43%, compared to 3.11% in the first six months of 2020, primarily due to a substantial reduction in the cost of funds as well as an improvement in our earning asset mix. Average total loans increased to 74% of average interest-earning assets compared to 72% one year ago.

The yield on earning assets decreased 10 basis points to 3.68% for the second quarter of 2021, compared to 3.78% for the first quarter of 2021, and decreased 11 basis points from 3.79% for the second quarter of 2020. The decrease was due to lower yields on the investment portfolio and loans, which was offset by higher average loan balances. The yield on the loan portfolio decreased to 4.30% for the second quarter of 2021, from 4.43% for the first quarter of 2021, and decreased from 4.40% for the second quarter of 2020, primarily due to lower interest rates on refinanced and PPP loans. The cost of interest-bearing liabilities increased 6 basis points to 0.46% for the second quarter of 2021, compared to 0.40% for the first quarter of 2021, and decreased 43 basis points from 0.89% for the second quarter of 2020.

Noninterest income increased 43.2% to $3.9 million for the second quarter of 2021 from $2.7 million for the first quarter of 2021 and decreased 5.8% compared to $4.1 million for the second quarter a year ago. The second quarter of 2021 included a $921,000 gain on sale of loans compared to a $1.3 million gain on sale of loans in the preceding quarter and a $2.0 million gain on sale of loans in the second quarter a year ago. Noninterest income growth during the second quarter of 2021 also included a $1.1 million gain on sale of investment securities, $315,000 in swap program participation fees and $96,000 of SBA premiums recognized. Loan and deposit service fees increased to $1.0 million for the second quarter 2021, compared to $837,000 for the preceding quarter and $765,000 for the second quarter a year ago. In the year ago quarter, loan and deposit service fees were lower due to accommodations made to help customers affected by the halt on the economy due to the pandemic. For the first six months of 2021, noninterest income increased 2.3% to $6.6 million, compared to $6.4 million in the first six months of 2020, reflecting increases in loan and deposit fees that were partially offset by a lower gain on sale of loans.

Noninterest expense totaled $13.7 million for the second quarter of 2021, compared to $12.1 million for the preceding quarter and $10.3 million for the second quarter a year ago. For the first six months of 2021, noninterest expense increased to $25.8 million, from $19.7 million in the first six months of 2020. The increases for both the second quarter and for the year-to-date period reflects higher compensation expense, including salaries, commissions and benefits, as well as costs associated with technology enhancements for digital and mobile banking products.

Capital Ratios and Credit Quality
Capital levels for both the Company and its operating bank, First Fed, remain in excess of applicable regulatory requirements and the Bank was categorized as "well-capitalized" at June 30, 2021. Common Equity Tier 1 and Total Risk-Based Capital Ratios at June 30, 2021 were 14.5% and 15.6%, respectively.

Nonperforming loans were $1.8 million at June 30, 2021, a decrease from $2.1 million at March 31, 2021. The percentage of the allowance for loan losses to nonperforming loans increased to 817.7%, at June 30, 2021, from 668.1% at March 31, 2021, and 360.8% at June 30, 2020. Classified loans decreased $803,000 during the second quarter to $13.3 million at June 30, 2021, reflecting a one- to four-family loan that was brought current. The allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total loans was 1.2% at June 30, 2021, which was unchanged compared to three months and one year earlier.

Awards/Recognition

The Company has received several accolades as a leader in the community.

In April 2021, First Fed was recognized as a Top Corporate Citizen by the Puget Sound Business Journal. The Corporate Citizenship Awards honors local corporate philanthropists and companies making significant contributions in the region. The top 25 small, medium and large-sized companies were recognized in addition to nine other honorees this year. First Fed was ranked #4 in the medium-sized company category.

In May 2021, First Fed was named to the Middle Market Fast 50 List by the Puget Sound Business Journal. First Fed has made the Fast 50 list for 2020, which recognizes the region's fastest-growing middle market companies.

On June 24, First Fed was named to the Forbes Best Banks list for 2021, and included on the Forbes Best Bank in Washington list. Nearly 25,000 Americans were surveyed for their opinions on their current and former banking relationships. Only 135 banks (2.7%) made the list of the nearly 5,000 FDIC-insured banks in the country. First Fed was one of three in Washington to be recognized as a Best Bank based on customer feedback.

Additionally, on June 14 First Fed was named on the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Best Workplaces list. First Fed has been recognized as one the top 100 workplaces in Washington, as voted by each company’s own employees.

About the Company

First Northwest is a bank holding company that primarily engages in the business activity of its subsidiary, First Fed. First Fed is a community-oriented financial institution which has served customers and communities since 1923. Currently First Fed has 11 full-service branches and one lending center serving Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap, Whatcom, and King counties in Washington. First Fed’s business and operating strategy is focused on building sustainable earnings through hiring experienced bankers, geographic expansion, diversifying our loan product mix, expanding our deposit product offerings that deliver value-added solutions, enhancing existing services and digital service delivery channels, and enhancing our infrastructure to support the changing needs and expectations of our customers.

References

https://bellevuewa.gov/city-government/departments/community-development/data/demographic-data/city-demographic-profile

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain matters discussed in this press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, expectations of the business environment in which we operate, projections of future performance, perceived opportunities in the market, potential future credit experience, and statements regarding our mission and vision. These forward-looking statements are based upon current management expectations and may, therefore, involve risks and uncertainties. Our actual results, performance, or achievements may differ materially from those suggested, expressed, or implied by forward-looking statements as a result of a wide variety or range of factors including, but not limited to: increased competitive pressures; changes in the interest rate environment; the credit risks of lending activities; changes in general economic conditions and conditions within the securities markets; legislative and regulatory changes; and other factors described in the Company’s latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC")-which are available on our website at www.ourfirstfed.com and on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.

Any of the forward-looking statements that we make in this Press Release and in the other public statements we make may turn out to be incorrect because of the inaccurate assumptions we might make, because of the factors illustrated above or because of other factors that we cannot foresee. Because of these and other uncertainties, our actual future results may be materially different from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements made by or on our behalf and the Company's operating and stock price performance may be negatively affected. Therefore, these factors should be considered in evaluating the forward-looking statements, and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements. We do not undertake and specifically disclaim any obligation to revise any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements. These risks could cause our actual results for 2021 and beyond to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements by, or on behalf of, us and could negatively affect the Company’s operations and stock price performance.


FIRST NORTHWEST BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Dollars in thousands, except share data) (Unaudited)

    June 30, 2021     March 31, 2021     June 30, 2020     Three
Month
Change
    One Year
Change
 
Assets                                        
                                         
Cash and due from banks   $ 17,589     $ 15,827     $ 16,346       11.1 %     7.6 %
Interest-bearing deposits in banks     63,133       83,444       33,242       -24.3       89.9  
Investment securities available for sale, at fair value     370,500       393,495       364,273       -5.8       1.7  
Loans held for sale     1,971       4,037       3,111       -51.2       -36.6  
Loans receivable (net of allowance for loan losses of $14,588, $14,265, and $12,109)     1,246,340       1,156,439       986,351       7.8       26.4  
Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) stock, at cost     5,597       3,997       6,074       40.0       -7.9  
Accrued interest receivable     5,949       6,251       5,360       -4.8       11.0  
Premises and equipment, net     16,386       14,795       14,188       10.8       15.5  
Mortgage servicing rights, net     2,381       2,309       1,098       3.1       116.8  
Bank-owned life insurance, net     38,839       38,596       37,482       0.6       3.6  
Prepaid expenses and other assets     18,706       17,103       11,334       9.4       65.0  
                                         
Total assets   $ 1,787,391     $ 1,736,293     $ 1,478,859       2.9 %     20.9 %
                                         
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity                                        
                                         
Deposits   $ 1,441,738     $ 1,434,807     $ 1,170,325       0.5 %     23.2 %
Borrowings     90,000       50,000       112,379       80.0       -19.9  
Subordinated debt, net     39,241       39,310             -0.2       100.0  
Accrued interest payable     455       84       253       441.7       79.8  
Accrued expenses and other liabilities     26,221       27,994       18,184       -6.3       44.2  
Advances from borrowers for taxes and insurance     1,143       2,000       1,403       -42.9       -18.5  
                                         
Total liabilities     1,598,798       1,554,195       1,302,544       2.9       22.7  
                                         
Shareholders' Equity                                        
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, authorized 5,000,000 shares, no shares issued or outstanding                       n/a       n/a  
Common stock, $0.01 par value, authorized 75,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding 10,205,867 at June 30, 2021; issued and outstanding 10,195,644 at March 31, 2021; and issued and outstanding 10,326,226 at June 30, 2020     102       102       103       0.0       -1.0  
Additional paid-in capital     97,463       96,499       98,421       1.0       -1.0  
Retained earnings     96,526       94,363       86,633       2.3       11.4  
Accumulated other comprehensive income, net of tax     3,546       199       717       1,681.9       394.6  
Unearned employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) shares     (8,901 )     (9,065 )     (9,559 )     1.8       6.9  
                                         
Total parent's shareholders' equity     188,736       182,098       176,315       3.6       7.0  
Noncontrolling interest in Quin Ventures     (143 )                 100.0       100.0  
                                         
Total shareholders' equity     188,593       182,098       176,315       3.6       7.0  
                                         
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $ 1,787,391     $ 1,736,293     $ 1,478,859       2.9 %     20.9 %



FIRST NORTHWEST BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited)

                                         
    Quarter Ended                  
    June 30, 2021     March 31, 2021     June 30, 2020     Three
Month
Change
    One Year
Change
 
INTEREST INCOME                                        
Interest and fees on loans receivable   $ 12,866     $ 12,541     $ 10,236       2.6 %     25.7 %
Interest on mortgage-backed and related securities     644       464       740       38.8       -13.0  
Interest on investment securities     1,480       1,570       1,316       -5.7       12.5  
Interest on deposits in banks     15       13       8       15.4       87.5  
FHLB dividends     46       45       55       2.2       -16.4  
Total interest income     15,051       14,633       12,355       2.9       21.8  
                                         
INTEREST EXPENSE                                        
Deposits     825       934       2,041       -11.7       -59.6  
Borrowings     183       191       201       -4.2       -9.0  
Subordinated debt     394       25             1,476.0       100.0  
Total interest expense     1,402       1,150       2,242       21.9       -37.5  
                                         
Net interest income     13,649       13,483       10,113       1.2       35.0  
                                         
PROVISION FOR LOAN LOSSES     300       500       1,500       -40.0       -80.0  
                                         
Net interest income after provision for loan losses     13,349       12,983       8,613       2.8       55.0  
                                         
NONINTEREST INCOME                                        
Loan and deposit service fees     1,001       837       765       19.6       30.8  
Mortgage servicing fees, net of amortization     13       30       (172 )     -56.7       107.6  
Net gain on sale of loans     921       1,337       2,001       -31.1       -54.0  
Net gain on sale of investment securities     1,124             661       100.0       70.0  
Increase in cash surrender value of bank-owned life insurance     242       244       627       -0.8       -61.4  
Other income     571       256       227       123.0       151.5  
Total noninterest income     3,872       2,704       4,109       43.2       -5.8  
                                         
NONINTEREST EXPENSE                                        
Compensation and benefits     8,559       7,295       5,966       17.3       43.5  
Data processing     726       739       769       -1.8       -5.6  
Occupancy and equipment     1,803       1,623       1,345       11.1       34.1  
Supplies, postage, and telephone     355       242       284       46.7       25.0  
Regulatory assessments and state taxes     301       261       223       15.3       35.0  
Advertising     492       445       377       10.6       30.5  
Professional fees     644       522       354       23.4       81.9  
FDIC insurance premium     168       148       70       13.5       140.0  
Other     659       819       894       -19.5       -26.3  
Total noninterest expense     13,707       12,094       10,282       13.3       33.3  
                                         
INCOME BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES     3,514       3,593       2,440       -2.2       44.0  
                                         
PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES     663       473       464       40.2       42.9  
                                         
NET INCOME     2,851       3,120       1,976       -8.6       44.2  
Net loss on noncontrolling interest in Quin Ventures     145                   100.0       100.0  
                                         
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO PARENT   $ 2,996     $ 3,120     $ 1,976       -4.0 %     51.6 %
                                         
Basic earnings per common share   $ 0.33     $ 0.34     $ 0.21       -2.9 %     57.1 %
Diluted earnings per common share   $ 0.32     $ 0.34     $ 0.21       -5.9 %     52.4 %



FIRST NORTHWEST BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited)

                         
    Six Months Ended June 30,     Percent  
    2021     2020     Change  
INTEREST INCOME                        
Interest and fees on loans receivable   $ 25,407     $ 20,072       26.6 %
Interest on mortgage-backed and related securities     1,108       1,699       -34.8  
Interest on investment securities     3,050       2,385       27.9  
Interest on deposits in banks     28       76       -64.2  
FHLB dividends     91       102       -10.8  
Total interest income     29,684       24,334       22.0  
                         
INTEREST EXPENSE                        
Deposits     1,759       4,179       -57.9  
Borrowings     374       635       -41.1  
Subordinated debt     419             100.0  
Total interest expense     2,552       4,814       -47.0  
                         
Net interest income     27,132       19,520       39.0  
                         
PROVISION FOR LOAN LOSSES     800       2,766       -71.1  
                         
Net interest income after provision for loan losses     26,332       16,754       57.2  
                         
NONINTEREST INCOME                        
Loan and deposit service fees     1,838       1,646       11.7  
Mortgage servicing fees, net of amortization     43       (157 )     127.4  
Net gain on sale of loans     2,258       2,384       -5.3  
Net gain on sale of investment securities     1,124       1,266       -11.2  
Increase in cash surrender value of bank-owned life insurance     486       955       -49.1  
Other income     827       333       148.3  
Total noninterest income     6,576       6,427       2.3  
                         
NONINTEREST EXPENSE                        
Compensation and benefits     15,854       11,327       40.0  
Data processing     1,465       1,459       0.4  
Occupancy and equipment     3,426       2,696       27.1  
Supplies, postage, and telephone     597       495       20.6  
Regulatory assessments and state taxes     562       397       41.6  
Advertising     937       649       44.4  
Professional fees     1,166       754       54.6  
FDIC insurance premium     316       70       351.4  
FHLB prepayment penalty           210       -100.0  
Other     1,478       1,607       -8.0  
Total noninterest expense     25,801       19,664       31.2  
                         
INCOME BEFORE PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES     7,107       3,517       102.1  
                         
PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES     1,136       668       70.1  
                         
NET INCOME     5,971       2,849       109.6  
Net loss on noncontrolling interest in Quin Ventures     145             100.0  
                         
NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO PARENT   $ 6,116     $ 2,849       114.7 %
                         
                         
Basic earnings per common share   $ 0.67     $ 0.30       123.3 %
Diluted earnings per common share   $ 0.66     $ 0.30       120.0 %



FIRST NORTHWEST BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY
Selected Financial Ratios and Other Data
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited)

    As of or For the Quarter Ended  
    June 30, 2021     March 31, 2021     December 31, 2020     September 30, 2020     June 30, 2020  
Performance ratios: (1)                                        
Return on average assets     0.69 %     0.76 %     0.97 %     0.99 %     0.56 %
Return on average equity     6.46       6.70       8.32       8.22       4.60  
Average interest rate spread     3.22       3.38       3.35       3.22       2.90  
Net interest margin (2)     3.34       3.48       3.46       3.36       3.10  
Efficiency ratio (3)     78.2       74.7       67.7       60.9       72.3  
Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities     133.9       134.6       131.7       130.9       129.5  
Book value per common share   $ 18.49     $ 17.86     $ 18.20     $ 17.65     $ 17.07  
                                         
Asset quality ratios:                                        
Nonperforming assets to total assets at end of period (4)     0.1 %     0.1 %     0.1 %     0.2 %     0.2 %
Nonperforming loans to total loans (5)     0.1       0.2       0.2       0.3       0.3  
Allowance for loan losses to nonperforming loans (5)     817.7       668.1       609.2       419.9       360.8  
Allowance for loan losses to total loans     1.2       1.2       1.2       1.2       1.2  
Net charge-offs to average outstanding loans                              
                                         
Capital ratios (First Federal):                                        
Tier 1 leverage     10.9 %     11.2 %     10.3 %     10.5 %     10.9 %
Common equity Tier 1 capital     14.5       15.1       13.4       14.7       15.1  
Tier 1 risk-based     14.5       15.1       13.4       14.7       15.1  
Total risk-based     15.6       16.3       14.6       16.0       16.4  
                                         
Other Information:                                        
Average total assets   $ 1,737,363     $ 1,645,806     $ 1,567,521     $ 1,488,723     $ 1,401,500  
Average total loans     1,211,348       1,144,230       1,089,505       1,009,210       938,646  
Average interest-earning assets     1,639,782       1,549,316       1,466,103       1,401,090       1,305,437  
Average noninterest-bearing deposits     304,483       283,204       245,024       218,615       196,698  
Average interest-bearing deposits     1,133,472       1,092,114       1,032,608       1,009,041       936,968  
Average interest-bearing liabilities     51,917       55,437       80,731       61,244       71,170  
Average equity     186,153       186,171       183,424       178,887       172,009  
Average shares - basic     9,130,113       9,094,354       9,214,965       9,257,252       9,373,253  
Average shares - diluted     9,248,667       9,185,725       9,258,109       9,263,975       9,408,123  

 

(1)   Performance ratios are annualized, where appropriate.
(2)   Net interest income divided by average interest-earning assets.
(3)   Total noninterest expense as a percentage of net interest income and total other noninterest income.
(4)   Nonperforming assets consists of nonperforming loans (which include nonaccruing loans and accruing loans more than 90 days past due), real estate owned and repossessed assets.
(5)   Nonperforming loans consists of nonaccruing loans and accruing loans more than 90 days past due.



FIRST NORTHWEST BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY
Selected Financial Ratios and Other Data
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data) (Unaudited) (continued)

    As of or For the Six Months Ended June 30,  
    2021     2020  
Performance ratios: (1)                
Return on average assets     0.73 %     0.42 %
Return on average equity     6.63       3.24  
Average interest rate spread     3.32       2.88  
Net interest margin (2)     3.43       3.11  
Efficiency ratio (3)     76.5       75.8  
Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities     134.3       129.8  
Book value per common share   $ 18.49     $ 17.07  
                 
Asset quality ratios:                
Nonperforming assets to total assets at end of period (4)     0.1 %     0.2 %
Nonperforming loans to total loans (5)     0.1       0.3  
Allowance for loan losses to nonperforming loans (5)     817.7       674.2  
Allowance for loan losses to total loans     1.2       1.2  
Net charge-offs to average outstanding loans     0.0       0.0  
                 
Capital ratios (First Federal):                
Tier 1 leverage     10.9     10.9 %
Common equity Tier 1 capital     14.5       15.1  
Tier 1 risk-based     14.5       15.1  
Total risk-based     15.6       16.4  
                 
Other Information:                
Average total assets   $ 1,691,837     $ 1,344,666  
Average total loans     1,177,974       907,465  
Average interest-earning assets     1,594,797       1,256,978  
Average noninterest-bearing deposits     293,902       177,971  
Average interest-bearing deposits     1,112,907       893,038  
Average interest-bearing liabilities     53,667       75,574  
Average equity     186,162       175,811  
Average shares - basic     9,114,841       9,488,197  
Average shares - diluted     9,221,041       9,528,208  

 

(1)   Performance ratios are annualized, where appropriate.
(2)   Net interest income divided by average interest-earning assets.
(3)   Total noninterest expense as a percentage of net interest income and total other noninterest income.
(4)   Nonperforming assets consists of nonperforming loans (which include nonaccruing loans and accruing loans more than 90 days past due), real estate owned and repossessed assets.
(5)   Nonperforming loans consists of nonaccruing loans and accruing loans more than 90 days past due.


FIRST NORTHWEST BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY
ADDITIONAL LOAN DETAILS
(Dollars in thousands) (Unaudited)

Selected loan detail:

                     
    June 30, 2021   March 31, 2021   June 30, 2020   Three Month
Change
  One Year
Change
    (In thousands)
Commercial business loans                  
PPP loans   $ 45,211   $ 47,928   $ 30,491   $ (2,717 )   $ 14,720  
Northpointe Bank MPP         5,697     45,862     (5,697 )     (45,862 )
Secured lines of credit     13,685     16,245     5,486     (2,560 )     8,199  
Unsecured lines of credit     2,270     1,130     1,580     1,140       690  
Other commercial business loans     14,829     12,033     16,058     2,796       (1,229 )
Total commercial business loans   $ 75,995   $ 83,033   $ 99,477   $ (7,038 )   $ (23,482 )
                     
Auto and other consumer loans                
Triad Manufactured Home loans   $ 49,735   $ 26,264   $   $ 23,471     $ 49,735  
Woodside auto loans     94,934     85,616     76,339     9,318       18,595  
First Help auto loans     4,608     3,269         1,339       4,608  
Other auto loans     18,223     20,726     29,750     (2,503 )     (11,527 )
Other consumer loans     4,117     3,259     3,125     858       992  
Total auto and other consumer loans   $ 171,617   $ 139,134   $ 109,214   $ 32,483     $ 62,403  
                     
Construction and land loans                  
1-4 Family construction   $ 53,630   $ 44,568   $ 23,418   $ 9,062     $ 30,212  
Multifamily construction     58,097     42,533     12,480     15,564       45,617  
Acquisition-renovation     59,141     56,876     8,012     2,265       51,129  
Nonresidential construction     3,156     2,779     5,434     377       (2,278 )
Land and development     9,661     10,560     8,809     (899 )     852  
Total construction and land loans   $ 183,685   $ 157,316   $ 58,153   $ 26,369     $ 125,532  

Contact:
Matthew P. Deines, President and Chief Executive Officer
Geri Bullard, EVP and Chief Financial Officer
First Northwest Bancorp
360-457-0461


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