Hingham Institution for Savings :HIFS-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2016 By the Numbers : October 26, 2016

Hingham Institution for Savings reports financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2016.

We analyze the earnings along side the following peers of Hingham Institution for Savings – Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc., BSB Bancorp, Inc., United Financial Bancorp Inc and Brookline Bancorp, Inc. (BHLB-US, BLMT-US, UBNK-US and BRKL-US) that have also reported for this period.

Highlights

  • Summary numbers: Revenues of USD 15.18 million, Net Earnings of USD 5.95 million.
  • Net interest income margins widened from 97.54% to 97.71% compared to the same period last year.
  • Net loan assets changed 16.41% compared to same period last year and 2.46% from previous period, total deposits changed 13.15% compared to same period last year and 1.18% from previous period.
  • Earnings growth from operating margin improvements as well as from one-time items.

The table below shows the preliminary results and recent trends for key metrics such as revenues and net income (See complete table at the end of this report):

2015-09-30 2015-12-31 2016-03-31 2016-06-30 2016-09-30
Relevant Numbers (Quarterly)
Revenues (mil) 13.22 13.69 14.17 15.03 15.18
Revenue Growth (%YOY) 5.68 8.88 11.67 16.06 14.89
Earnings (mil) 4.87 5.23 5.32 5.87 5.95
Earnings Growth (%YOY) 8.77 15.41 17.92 24.22 21.97
Net Margin (%) 36.88 38.23 37.58 39.02 39.16
EPS 2.27 2.44 2.48 2.73 2.76
Return on Equity (%) 14.78 15.39 15.15 16.09 15.71
Return on Assets (%) 1.17 1.21 1.18 1.25 1.23

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Market Share Versus Profits

Revenues History
Earnings History

HIFS-US‘s change in revenue this period compared to the same period last year of 14.89% is almost the same as its change in earnings, and is about average among the announced results thus far in its peer group, suggesting that HIFS-US is holding onto its market share. Also, for comparison purposes, revenues changed by 0.99% and earnings by 1.33% compared to the immediate last period.

Revenues Growth Versus Earnings Growth

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Leader, Earnings Focus, Laggard, Revenues Focus

Earnings Growth Analysis

The company’s earnings growth was influenced by the year-on-year improvement in net interest income margins from 97.54% to 97.71%. However, the company’s loan loss provisions have prevented it from fully capitalizing on these net interest income margin improvements. HIFS-US‘s net interest income after provisions margin showed no improvement. Loan loss provisions as a percentage of net interest income were 2.02% this period, and 1.36% a year ago.

Net Interest Income Margin Versus Loan Loss Provisions Margin

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High Risk; High Reward Loans, Risky Loan Portfolio, Conservative Loan Portfolio, Safer Loan Portfolio
Net Interest Income Margin History
Loan Loss Provisions Margin History

Net Loans and Total Deposits

A financial institution’s core operations represented by Net Interest Income and Net Interest Income after Provisions are dependent on both the growth and quality of its deposits as well as the growth and quality of its loans. A firm could boost its interest income in the short-term by just increasing its loan assets with less concern about their quality – but this would eventually lead to greater loan loss provisions. Similarly a drive to increase deposits could result in higher interest expenses and eventually effect the firm’s equity. It is thus important to understand net interest income performance in context to loan loss provisions, loan assets and deposits.

Loan Assets Growth Rate History (Qtr YOY)
Total Deposits Growth Rate History (Qtr YOY)

The firm’s improvement in net interest income margins was influenced by the relative increase in the level of net loan assets. In addition, total deposits as a percentage of equity went from 8.81% to 8.66%. On an absolute basis, net loan assets changed 16.41% compared to the same period last year and 2.46% from the previous period, while total deposits changed 13.15% compared to the same period last year and 1.18% from the previous period.

Margins

The company’s earnings growth has also been influenced by the following factors: (1) Improvements in operating margins from 62.57% to 66.46% and (2) one-time items. The company’s pretax margins are now 66.46%, compared to 62.57% for the same period last year.

EBIT Margin History
PreTax Margin History
EBIT Margin Versus PreTax Margin

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Operation driven Earnings, One-time Favorables, Low Earnings Base, One-time Unfavorables

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Company Profile

Hingham Institution for Savings provides community banking services. Its primary deposit products include savings, checking and term certificate accounts, and primary lending products are residential and commercial mortgage, real estate, construction, home equity and consumer loans. The company offers online banking services, which include PCBANK24, business online, bill pay service and 24-hour banking. It provides financial services to individuals and small businesses in Boston and Southeastern Massachusetts. Hingham Institution for Savings was founded in 1834 and is headquartered in Hingham, MA.

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