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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

 

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2012

 

OR

 

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15 (d) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

Commission File No.      0-28190

 

CAMDEN NATIONAL CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

MAINE 01-0413282
(State or other jurisdiction of (I.R.S. Employer
incorporation or organization) Identification No.)
   
2 ELM STREET, CAMDEN, ME 04843
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

Registrant's telephone number, including area code:  (207) 236-8821

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15 (d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter periods that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.

 

Yes x          No ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).

 

Yes x          No ¨

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act. (Check one):

 

Large accelerated filer ¨ Accelerated filer x
Non-accelerated filer ¨ Smaller reporting company   ¨
( Do not check if a smaller reporting company)  

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

 

Yes ¨          No x

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer's classes of common stock, as of the latest practical date:

Outstanding at August 3, 2012:  Common stock (no par value) 7,619,346 shares. 

 

 
 

 

CAMDEN NATIONAL CORPORATION

 

FORM 10-Q FOR THE QUARTER ENDED JUNE 30, 2012

TABLE OF CONTENTS OF INFORMATION REQUIRED IN REPORT

 

    PAGE
   
PART I.  FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
   
ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS  
     
  Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm 3
     
 

Consolidated Statements of Condition

June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011

4
     
 

Consolidated Statements of Income

Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 and 2011

5
     
 

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 and 2011

6
     
 

Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity

Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 and 2011

7
     
 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 and 2011

8
     
 

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 and 2011

9-28
     
ITEM 2. MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS 29-41
     
ITEM 3. QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURE ABOUT MARKET RISK 42-43
     
ITEM 4. CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES 43
     
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION  
     
ITEM 1. LEGAL PROCEEDINGS 44
     
ITEM 1A. RISK FACTORS 44
     
ITEM 2. UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND  USE OF PROCEEDS 44
     
ITEM 3. DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES 44
     
ITEM 4. MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES 44
     
ITEM 5. OTHER INFORMATION 44
     
ITEM 6. EXHIBITS 45
     
SIGNATURES 46
     
EXHIBIT INDEX 47
     
EXHIBITS  

 

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 PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1.  FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM

 

The Shareholders and Board of Directors

Camden National Corporation

 

We have reviewed the accompanying interim consolidated financial information of Camden National Corporation and Subsidiaries as of June 30, 2012, and for the three-month and six-month periods ended June 30, 2012 and 2011. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Company's management.

 

We conducted our reviews in accordance with standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States). A review of interim financial information consists principally of applying analytical procedures to financial data and making inquiries of persons responsible for financial and accounting matters. It is substantially less in scope than an audit in accordance with standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States), the objective of which is to express an opinion regarding the financial statements taken as a whole. Accordingly, we do not express such an opinion.

 

Based on our reviews, we are not aware of any material modifications that should be made to the accompanying financial statements for them to be in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

/s/ Berry Dunn McNeil & Parker, LLC  
Berry Dunn McNeil & Parker, LLC  

 

Bangor, Maine

August 8, 2012

 

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CAMDEN NATIONAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CONDITION

 

   June 30,   December 31, 
   2012   2011 
(In Thousands, Except Number of Shares)  (unaudited)     
ASSETS          
Cash and due from banks  $40,478   $39,325 
Securities          
Securities available for sale (“AFS”), at fair value   677,262    590,036 
Federal Home Loan Bank and Federal Reserve Bank stock, at cost   21,034    21,962 
Total securities   698,296    611,998 
Trading account assets   2,184    2,244 
Loans held for sale       6,061 
Loans   1,536,464    1,514,028 
Less allowance for loan losses   (23,262)   (23,011)
Net loans   1,513,202    1,491,017 
Goodwill and other intangible assets   44,629    45,194 
Bank-owned life insurance   44,352    43,672 
Premises and equipment, net   23,913    24,113 
Deferred tax asset   8,531    13,486 
Interest  receivable   6,530    6,431 
Prepaid FDIC assessment   4,221    4,796 
Other real estate owned   1,697    1,682 
Other assets   15,824    12,701 
Total assets  $2,403,857   $2,302,720 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY          
Liabilities          
Deposits          
Demand  $271,648   $256,330 
Interest checking, savings and money market   858,617    828,977 
Retail certificates of deposit   372,982    395,431 
Brokered deposits   98,614    110,628 
Total deposits   1,601,861    1,591,366 
Federal Home Loan Bank advances   251,613    136,860 
Other borrowed funds   232,432    275,656 
Junior subordinated debentures   43,768    43,717 
Accrued interest and other liabilities   48,095    36,245 
Total liabilities   2,177,769    2,083,844 
           
Shareholders’ Equity          
Common stock, no par value; authorized 20,000,000 shares, issued and outstanding 7,619,009 and 7,664,975 shares on June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively   49,273    51,438 
Retained earnings   174,500    165,377 
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)          
Net unrealized gains on securities available for sale, net of tax   12,082    11,128 
Net unrealized losses on derivative instruments, at fair value, net of tax   (8,018)   (7,264)
Net unrecognized losses on postretirement plans, net of tax   (1,749)   (1,803)
Total accumulated other comprehensive income   2,315    2,061 
Total shareholders’ equity   226,088    218,876 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity  $2,403,857   $2,302,720 

 

See Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements. 

 

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CAMDEN NATIONAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(unaudited)

 

   Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended 
   June 30,   June 30, 
(In Thousands, Except Number of Shares and per Share Data)  2012   2011   2012   2011 
Interest Income                    
Interest and fees on loans  $18,268   $20,257   $36,703   $39,726 
Interest on U.S. government and sponsored enterprise obligations   4,118    4,917    8,234    9,802 
Interest on state and political subdivision obligations   355    431    720    897 
Interest on federal funds sold and other investments   56    40    105    80 
Total interest income   22,797    25,645    45,762    50,505 
Interest Expense                    
Interest on deposits   2,390    2,963    4,928    5,978 
Interest on borrowings   1,409    2,463    2,827    5,054 
Interest on junior subordinated debentures   632    656    1,270    1,351 
Total interest expense   4,431    6,082    9,025    12,383 
Net interest income   18,366    19,563    36,737    38,122 
Provision for credit losses   835    970    1,840    2,089 
Net interest income after provision for credit losses   17,531    18,593    34,897    36,033 
Non-Interest Income                    
Income from fiduciary services   1,289    1,439    2,728    2,986 
Service charges on deposit accounts   1,315    1,352    2,471    2,583 
Other service charges and fees   956    943    1,801    1,813 
Bank-owned life insurance   342    335    681    874 
Brokerage and insurance commissions   410    385    749    743 
Mortgage banking income   132    52    468    132 
Net gain on sale of securities   751    53    901    20 
Other income   559    474    1,212    1,000 
Total non-interest income before other-than-temporary impairment of securities   5,754    5,033    11,011    10,151 
Other-than-temporary impairment of securities       (27)   (29)   (27)
Total non-interest income   5,754    5,006    10,982    10,124 
Non-Interest Expenses                    
Salaries and employee benefits   6,972    7,114    13,880    13,965 
Furniture, equipment and data processing   1,295    1,169    2,518    2,369 
Net occupancy   1,020    956    2,131    2,016 
Other real estate owned and collection costs   497    415    1,123    906 
Regulatory assessments   432    402    867    1,105 
Consulting and professional fees   608    868    1,098    1,542 
Amortization of intangible assets   145    145    289    289 
Other expenses   3,010    2,203    4,992    4,365 
Total non-interest expenses   13,979    13,272    26,898    26,557 
Income before income taxes   9,306    10,327    18,981    19,600 
Income Taxes   2,894    3,257    5,986    6,191 
Net Income  $6,412   $7,070   $12,995   $13,409 
                     
Per Share Data                    
Basic earnings per share  $0.84   $0.92   $1.69   $1.75 
Diluted earnings per share  $0.83   $0.92   $1.69   $1.75 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding   7,675,819    7,677,594    7,673,927    7,668,831 
Diluted weighted average number of common shares outstanding   7,687,620    7,687,133    7,686,747    7,679,298 

 

See Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements. 

 

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CAMDEN NATIONAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(unaudited)

 

   Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30, 
(In Thousands)  2012   2011   2012   2011 
Net income  $6,412   $7,070   $12,995   $13,409 
Other comprehensive income, net of related tax effects:                    
Unrealized gains on AFS securities:                    
Unrealized holding gains on AFS arising during period   2,740    3,449    1,521    3,563 
Less: reclassification adjustment for gains included in net income   (488)   (27)   (567)   (5)
Net change in unrealized gains on AFS securities   2,252    3,422    954    3,558 
Unrealized loss on cash flow hedging derivatives   (2,279)   (1,230)   (754)   (1,082)
Postretirement plans:                    
Net actuarial gain arising during period   24    12    48    23 
Reclassification: amortization of prior service cost included in net periodic cost   3    3    6    5 
Other comprehensive income       2,207    254    2,504 
Comprehensive income  $6,412   $9,277   $13,249   $15,913 

 

See Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements. 

 

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CAMDEN NATIONAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

(unaudited)

 

   Common Stock             
(In Thousands, Except Number of Shares and per Share Data)  Shares
Outstanding
   Amount   Retained
Earnings
   Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income
   Total
Shareholders’
Equity
 
                     
Balance at December 31, 2010   7,658,496   $50,936   $150,730   $4,329   $205,995 
Net income           13,409        13,409 
Other comprehensive income, net of tax:                         
Change in fair value of securities available for sale               3,558    3,558 
Change in fair value of cash flow hedges               (1,082)   (1,082)
Change in net unrecognized losses on postretirement plans               28    28 
Total comprehensive income           13,409    2,504    15,913 
Stock-based compensation expense       343            343 
Exercise of stock options and issuance of restricted stock, net of repurchase for tax withholdings and tax benefit   27,332    104            104 
Common stock repurchased   (8,135)   (272)           (272)
Cash dividends declared ($0.50 per share)           (3,842)       (3,842)
Balance at June 30, 2011   7,677,693   $51,111   $160,297   $6,833   $218,241 
                          
Balance at December 31, 2011   7,664,975   $51,438   $165,377   $2,061   $218,876 
Net income           12,995        12,995 
Other comprehensive income, net of tax:                         
Change in fair value of securities available for sale               954    954 
Change in fair value of cash flow hedges               (754)   (754)
Change in net unrecognized losses on postretirement plans               54    54 
Total comprehensive income           12,995    254    13,249 
Stock-based compensation expense       172            172 
Exercise of stock options and issuance of restricted stock, net of repurchase for tax withholdings and tax benefit   19,614    (240)           (240)
Common stock repurchased   (65,580)   (2,097)           (2,097)
Cash dividends declared ($0.50 per share)           (3,872)       (3,872)
Balance at June 30, 2012   7,619,009   $49,273   $174,500   $2,315   $226,088 

 

See Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

 

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CAMDEN NATIONAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(unaudited)

 

   Six Months Ended June 30, 
(In Thousands)  2012   2011 
Operating Activities          
Net income  $12,995   $13,409 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:          
Provision for credit losses   1,840    2,089 
Depreciation and amortization   2,139    1,754 
Stock-based compensation expense   172    343 
Increase in interest receivable   (99)   (188)
Amortization of intangible assets   289    289 
Net decrease in trading assets   60    34 
Net investment securities gains   (901)   (20)
Other-than-temporary impairment of securities   29    27 
Increase in other real estate owned valuation allowance and loss on disposition   247    106 
Originations of mortgage loans held for sale   (12,775)   (5,764)
Proceeds from the sale of mortgage loans   19,104    9,429 
(Gain) loss on sale of mortgage loans   (268)   8 
Decrease in prepaid FDIC assessment   575    802 
Decrease (increase) in other assets   1,034    (3,565)
Increase in other liabilities   1,099    1,109 
Net cash provided by operating activities   25,540    19,862 
Investing Activities          
Proceeds from maturities of securities held to maturity       251 
Proceeds from sales and maturities of securities available for sale   110,644    78,982 
Purchase of securities available for sale   (196,419)   (79,880)
Net increase in loans   (25,585)   (29,055)
Proceeds from sale of FHLB stock   928     
Proceeds from the sale of other real estate owned   627    318 
Proceeds from bank-owned life insurance       370 
Proceeds from previously charged-off loans   384    630 
Purchase of premises and equipment   (968)   (476)
Net cash used by investing activities   (110,389)   (28,860)
Financing Activities          
Net increase in deposits   10,496    29,742 
Proceeds from Federal Home Loan Bank long-term advances       160,000 
Repayments on Federal Home Loan Bank long-term advances   (243)   (217,176)
Net change in short-term Federal Home Loan Bank borrowings   125,000    (23,500)
Net (decrease) increase in other borrowed funds   (43,068)   62,605 
Common stock repurchase   (2,097)   (272)
Exercise of stock options and issuance of restricted stock, net of repurchase for tax withholdings and tax benefit   (240)   104 
Cash dividends paid on common stock   (3,846)   (3,839)
Net cash provided by financing activities   86,002    7,674 
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents   1,153    (1,324)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year   39,325    31,009 
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period  $40,478   $29,685 
Supplemental information          
Interest paid  $9,190   $12,646 
Income taxes paid   3,322    4,820 
Transfer from loans to other real estate owned   889    1,034 

 

See Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm.

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements. 

 

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CAMDEN NATIONAL CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

 

NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Amounts in Tables Expressed in Thousands, Except Number of Shares and per Share Data)

 

NOTE 1 - BASIS OF PRESENTATION

 

The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements were prepared in accordance with instructions for Form 10-Q and, therefore, do not include all disclosures required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) for complete presentation of financial statements. In the opinion of management, the consolidated financial statements contain all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring accruals) necessary to present fairly the consolidated statements of condition of Camden National Corporation (the “Company”) as of June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the consolidated statements of income for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, the consolidated statements of comprehensive income for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, the consolidated statements of changes in shareholders' equity for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, and the consolidated statements of cash flows for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011. All significant intercompany transactions and balances are eliminated in consolidation. Certain items from the prior year were reclassified to conform to the current year presentation. The income reported for the three-month and six-month period ended June 30, 2012 is not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the full year. The information in this report should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and accompanying notes included in the Annual Report for the year ended December 31, 2011 Form 10-K.

 

NOTE 2 – EARNINGS PER SHARE

 

Basic earnings per common share (“EPS”) excludes dilution and is computed by dividing net income applicable to common stock by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the year. Diluted EPS reflects the potential dilution that could occur if certain securities or other contracts to issue common stock (such as stock options) were exercised or converted into additional common shares that would then share in the earnings of the Company. Diluted EPS is computed by dividing net income applicable to common stock by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the year, plus an incremental number of common-equivalent shares computed using the treasury stock method. The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted earnings per share under the two-class method, as unvested share-based payment awards include the nonforfeitable right to receive dividends and therefore are considered participating securities:

 

   Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30, 
   2012   2011   2012   2011 
Net income, as reported  $6,412   $7,070   $12,995   $13,409 
Weighted-average common shares outstanding – basic   7,675,819    7,677,594    7,673,927    7,668,831 
Dilutive effect of stock-based compensation   11,801    9,539    12,820    10,467 
Weighted-average common and potential common shares – diluted   7,687,620    7,687,133    7,687,747    7,679,298 
Basic earnings per share – common stock  $0.84   $0.92   $1.69   $1.75 
Basic earnings per share – unvested share-based payment awards   0.81    0.88    1.55    1.64 
Diluted earnings per share – common stock   0.83    0.92    1.69    1.75 
Diluted earnings per share– unvested share-based payment awards   0.83    0.92    1.69    1.75 

 

For the three-month and six-month periods ended June 30, 2012, options to purchase 75,000 and 50,000 shares, respectively, of common stock were not considered in the computation of potential common shares for purposes of diluted EPS, since the exercise prices of the options were greater than the average market price of the common stock for the respective periods. For the three-month and six-month periods ended June 30, 2011, options to purchase 77,750 and 53,750 shares, respectively, of common stock were not considered in the computation of potential common shares for purposes of diluted EPS, since the exercise prices of the options were greater than the average market price of the common stock for the respective periods.

 

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NOTE 3 – SECURITIES

 

The following tables summarize the amortized costs and estimated fair values of securities available-for-sale (“AFS”), as of June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011:

 

   Amortized
Cost
   Unrealized
Gains
   Unrealized
Losses
   Fair
Value
 
June 30, 2012                    
Obligations of states and political subdivisions  $35,161   $2,073   $   $37,234 
Mortgage-backed securities issued or guaranteed by U.S. government sponsored enterprises   611,806    18,212    (84)   629,934 
Private issue collateralized mortgage obligations   11,708        (1,614)   10,094 
Total securities available for sale  $658,675   $20,285   $(1,698)  $677,262 
December 31, 2011                    
Obligations of U.S. government sponsored enterprises  $29,996   $116   $(5)  $30,107 
Obligations of states and political subdivisions   37,138    2,620        39,758 
Mortgage-backed securities issued or guaranteed by U.S. government sponsored enterprises   488,226    17,489    (331)   505,384 
Private issue collateralized mortgage obligations   12,557        (1,916)   10,641 
Total debt securities   567,917    20,225    (2,252)   585,890 
Equity securities   5,000        (854)   4,146 
Total securities available for sale  $572,917   $20,225   $(3,106)  $590,036 

 

Net unrealized gains on AFS at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011 and included in accumulated other comprehensive income amounted to $12.1 million and $11.1 million, net of deferred taxes of $6.5 million and $6.0 million, respectively.

 

Impaired Securities

Management periodically reviews the Company’s investment portfolio to determine the cause, magnitude and duration of declines in the fair value of each security. Thorough evaluations of the causes of the unrealized losses are performed to determine whether the impairment is temporary or other-than-temporary in nature. Considerations such as the ability of the securities to meet cash flow requirements, levels of credit enhancements, risk of curtailment, recoverability of invested amount over a reasonable period of time and the length of time the security is in a loss position, for example, are applied in determining other-than-temporary impairment (“OTTI”). Once a decline in value is determined to be other-than-temporary, the value of the security is reduced and a corresponding charge to earnings is recognized.

 

The following table presents the estimated fair values and gross unrealized losses of investment securities that were in a continuous loss position at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, by length of time that individual securities in each category have been in a continuous loss position:

 

   Less Than 12 Months   12 Months or More   Total 
   Fair
Value
   Unrealized
Losses
   Fair
Value
   Unrealized
Losses
   Fair
Value
   Unrealized
Losses
 
June 30, 2012                              
Mortgage-backed securities  $19,401   $(84)  $38   $   $19,439   $(84)
Private issue collateralized mortgage obligations           10,094    (1,614)   10,094    (1,614)
Total  $19,401   $(84)  $10,132   $(1,614)  $29,533   $(1,698)
December 31, 2011                              
U.S. government sponsored enterprises  $9,995   $(5)  $   $   $9,995   $(5)
Mortgage-backed securities   38,025    (331)   66        38,091    (331)
Private issue collateralized mortgage obligations           10,641    (1,916)   10,641    (1,916)
Equity securities           4,146    (854)   4,146    (854)
Total  $48,020   $(336)  $14,853   $(2,770)  $62,873   $(3,106)

 

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At June 30, 2012, the Company held $29.5 million in investment securities with unrealized losses that are considered temporary. Included in the unrealized losses were $9.3 million in private issue collateralized mortgage obligations (“CMOs”) which have been downgraded to non-investment grade. The Company’s share of these downgraded CMOs is in the senior tranches. Management believes the unrealized losses for the CMOs are the result of current market illiquidity and the underestimation of value in the market. Including the CMOs, there were 18 securities with a fair value of $10.1 million in the investment portfolio which had unrealized losses for twelve months or longer. Management currently has the intent and ability to retain these investment securities with unrealized losses until the decline in value has been recovered. Stress tests are performed regularly on the higher risk bonds in the investment portfolio using current statistical data to determine expected cash flows and forecast potential losses. The results of the stress tests at June 30, 2012, indicated potential future credit losses were lower than previously recorded OTTI. The Company did not record any OTTI write-downs during the second quarter of 2012.

 

Security Gains and Losses

The following information details the Company’s sales of securities:

 

   Six Months Ended June 30, 
Available for sale  2012   2011 
Proceeds from sales of securities  $31,364   $7,842 
Gross realized gains   1,104    93 
Gross realized (losses)   (203)   (73)

 

During the first six months of 2012, the Company sold one agency security, six mortgage-backed securities, and 587,481 shares of Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (“Freddie Mac”) preferred stock and voluntarily tendered one auction rate security (Duff & Phelps Select Income Fund Auction Preferred Stock) (“DNP”). The Company had recorded a $14.95 million OTTI write-down on auction pass-through certificates collateralized by the Freddie Mac preferred stock in 2008.

 

The Company voluntarily tendered its DNP auction rate security in response to an unexpected tender offer issued by DNP to buy back certain auction rate security pools at 96% of par. No OTTI was previously recorded as management believed the unrealized losses were due to the lack of liquidity in the market and were temporary in nature. Additionally, the Company was collecting all amounts due according to contractual terms and had the ability and intent to hold the securities until maturity or recovery. 

 

Securities Pledged

At June 30, 2012 and 2011, securities with an amortized cost of $431.1 million and $515.8 million and a fair value of $448.8 million and $532.2 million, respectively, were pledged to secure Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) advances, public deposits, and securities sold under agreements to repurchase and for other purposes required or permitted by law.

 

Contractual Maturities

The amortized cost and estimated fair values of debt securities by contractual maturity at June 30, 2012 are shown below. Expected maturities will differ from contractual maturities because borrowers may have the right to call or prepay obligations with or without call or prepayment penalties.

 

Available for sale  Amortized
Cost
   Fair
Value
 
Due in one year or less  $4,810   $4,881 
Due after one year through five years   16,982    17,477 
Due after five years through ten years   141,396    146,321 
Due after ten years   495,487    508,583 
   $658,675   $677,262 

 

NOTE 4 – LOANS AND ALLOWANCE FOR LOAN LOSSES

 

The composition of the Company’s loan portfolio, excluding residential loans held for sale, at June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011 was as follows:

  

   June 30,
2012
   December 31,
2011
 
Residential real estate loans  $570,185   $578,757 
Commercial real estate loans   496,411    470,061 
Commercial loans   182,428    185,045 
Home equity loans   272,309    268,782 
Consumer loans   15,493    11,878 
Deferred loan fees net of costs   (362)   (495)
Total loans  $1,536,464   $1,514,028 

 

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The Company’s lending activities are primarily conducted in Maine. The Company originates single family and multi-family residential loans, commercial real estate loans, business loans, municipal loans and a variety of consumer loans. In addition, the Company makes loans for the construction of residential homes, multi-family properties and commercial real estate properties. The ability and willingness of borrowers to honor their repayment commitments is generally dependent on the level of overall economic activity within the geographic area and the general economy. During the first six months of 2012, the Company sold $18.8 million of fixed-rate residential mortgage loans on the secondary market that resulted in a net gain on the sale of loans of $268,000. For the year ended December 31, 2011, the Company sold $28.6 million of fixed-rate residential mortgage loans on the secondary market, which resulted in a net gain on the sale of loans of $292,000.

 

The allowance for loan losses (“ALL”) is management’s best estimate of the inherent risk of loss in the Company’s loan portfolio as of the statement of condition date. Management makes various assumptions and judgments about the collectability of the loan portfolio and provides an allowance for potential losses based on a number of factors including historical losses. If those assumptions are incorrect, the ALL may not be sufficient to cover losses and may cause an increase in the allowance in the future. Among the factors that could affect the Company’s ability to collect loans and require an increase to the ALL in the future are: general real estate and economic conditions; regional credit concentration; industry concentration, for example in the hospitality, tourism and recreation industries; and a requirement by federal and state regulators to increase the provision for loan losses or recognize additional charge-offs.

 

The board of directors monitors credit risk management through the Directors’ Loan Committee and the Corporate Risk Management group. The Directors’ Loan Committee reviews large exposure credit requests, monitors asset quality on a regular basis and has approval authority for credit granting policies. The Corporate Risk Management group oversees management’s systems and procedures to monitor the credit quality of the loan portfolio, conduct a loan review program, maintain the integrity of the loan rating system and determine the adequacy of the ALL. The Company’s practice is to identify problem credits early and take charge-offs as promptly as practicable. In addition, management continuously reassesses its underwriting standards in response to credit risk posed by changes in economic conditions. For purposes of determining the ALL, the Company disaggregates its portfolio loans into portfolio segments, which include residential real estate, commercial real estate, commercial, home equity, and consumer.

 

The following is a summary of activity in the ALL:

 

   Three Months Ended
June 30,
   Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
   2012   2011   2012   2011 
Balance at beginning of period  $23,010   $22,887   $23,011   $22,293 
Loan charge-offs   (861)   (1,170)   (1,950)   (2,017)
Recoveries on loans previously charged off   287    306    384    630 
Net charge-offs   (574)   (864)   (1,566)   (1,387)
Provision for loan losses   826    966    1,817    2,083 
Balance at end of period  $23,262   $22,989   $23,262   $22,989 

 

The following table presents the ALL for the three months ended June 30, 2012:

 

   Residential
Real Estate
   Commercial
Real Estate
   Commercial   Home
Equity
   Consumer   Unallocated   Total 
ALL:                                   
Beginning balance  $6,103   $5,713   $5,193   $2,474   $523   $3,004   $23,010 
Loans charged off   (138)   (30)   (225)   (464)   (4)       (861)
Recoveries   63    145    56    20    3        287 
Provision (reduction)   324    (991)   1,344    289    (358)   218    826 
Ending balance  $6,352   $4,837   $6,368   $2,319   $164   $3,222   $23,262 

 

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The following table presents the ALL and select loan information for the six months ended June 30, 2012:

 

   Residential
Real Estate
   Commercial
Real Estate
   Commercial   Home
Equity
   Consumer   Unallocated   Total 
ALL:                                   
Beginning balance  $6,398   $5,702   $4,846   $2,704   $420   $2,941   $23,011 
Loans charged off   (446)   (209)   (416)   (851)   (28)       (1,950)
Recoveries   68    166    120    20    10        384 
Provision (reduction)   332    (822)   1,818    446    (238)   281    1,817 
Ending balance  $6,352   $4,837   $6,368   $2,319   $164   $3,222   $23,262 
Ending Balance:   Individually evaluated for impairment  $1,903   $707   $933   $203   $39   $   $3,785 
Ending Balance:   Collectively evaluated for impairment  $4,449   $4,130   $5,435   $2,116   $125   $3,222   $19,477 
                                    
Loans ending balance:                                   
Ending Balance:   Individually evaluated for impairment  $13,458   $7,362   $4,751   $1,651   $263   $   $27,485 
Ending Balance:   Collectively evaluated for impairment  $556,365   $489,049   $177,677   $270,658   $15,230   $   $1,508,979 
Loans ending balance  $569,823   $496,411   $182,428   $272,309   $15,493   $   $1,536,464 

 

The following table presents the ALL for the three months ended June 30, 2011:

 

   Residential Real Estate   Commercial
Real Estate
   Commercial   Home Equity   Consumer   Unallocated   Total 
ALL:                                   
Beginning balance  $3,914   $7,698   $5,437   $1,957   $238   $3,643   $22,887 
Loans charged off   (625)   (94)   (333)   (111)   (7)       (1,170)
Recoveries   63    174    61    6    2        306 
Provision (reduction)   2,757    (1,454)   (692)   626    220    (491)   966 
Ending balance  $6,109   $6,324   $4,473   $2,478   $453   $3,152   $22,989 

 

The following table presents the ALL and select loan information for the six months ended June 30, 2011:

 

   Residential Real Estate   Commercial Real Estate   Commercial   Home Equity   Consumer   Unallocated   Total 
ALL:                                   
Beginning balance  $3,273   $8,198   $5,633   $2,051   $202   $2,936   $22,293 
Loans charged off   (797)   (325)   (755)   (120)   (20)       (2,017)
Recoveries   113    183    156    170    8        630 
Provision (reduction)   3,520    (1,732)   (561)   377    263    216    2,083 
Ending balance  $6,109   $6,324   $4,473   $2,478   $453   $3,152   $22,989 
Ending Balance:   Individually evaluated for impairment  $2,828   $933   $397   $373   $108   $   $4,639 
Ending Balance:   Collectively evaluated for impairment  $3,281   $5,391   $4,076   $2,105   $345   $3,152   $18,350 
                                    
Loans ending balance:                                   
Ending Balance:   Individually evaluated for impairment  $11,839   $7,765   $3,878   $1,355   $125   $   $24,962 
Ending Balance:   Collectively evaluated for impairment  $578,271   $457,483   $210,537   $267,908   $12,295   $   $1,526,494 
Loans ending balance  $590,110   $465,248   $214,415   $269,263   $12,420   $   $1,551,456 

 

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 The following table presents the allowance for loan losses and select loan information for the year ended December 31, 2011:

 

   Residential 
Real Estate
   Commercial 
Real Estate
   Commercial   Home
Equity
   Consumer   Unallocated   Total 
Allowance for loan losses:                                   
Beginning balance  $3,273   $8,198   $5,633   $2,051   $202   $2,936   $22,293 
  Loans charged off   (1,216)   (1,633)   (1,256)   (861)   (59)       (5,025)
  Recoveries   120    374    296    196    16        1,002 
  Provision (reduction)   4,221    (1,237)   173    1,318    261    5    4,741 
Ending balance  $6,398   $5,702   $4,846   $2,704   $420   $2,941   $23,011 
Ending Balance: Individually evaluated for impairment  $1,364   $961   $815   $440   $91   $   $3,671 
Ending Balance: Collectively evaluated for impairment  $5,034   $4,741   $4,031   $2,264   $329   $2,941   $19,340 
Loans ending balance:                                   
Ending Balance: Individually evaluated for impairment  $12,715   $7,830   $4,019   $2,670   $152   $   $27,386 
Ending Balance: Collectively evaluated for impairment  $565,547   $462,231   $181,026   $266,112   $11,726   $   $1,486,642 
Loans ending balance  $578,262   $470,061   $185,045   $268,782   $11,878   $   $1,514,028 

 

The Company focuses on maintaining a well-balanced and diversified loan portfolio. Despite such efforts, it is recognized that credit concentrations may occasionally emerge as a result of economic conditions, changes in local demand, natural loan growth and runoff. To ensure that credit concentrations can be effectively identified, all commercial and commercial real estate loans are assigned Standard Industrial Classification codes, North American Industry Classification System codes, and state and county codes. Shifts in portfolio concentrations are continuously monitored by the Company’s Corporate Risk Management group.

 

To further identify loans with similar risk profiles, the Company categorizes each portfolio segment into classes by credit risk characteristic and applies a credit quality indicator to each portfolio segment. The indicators for commercial, commercial real estate and residential real estate loans are represented by Grades 1 through 10 from lowest to highest risk rating. In general, risk ratings are adjusted periodically throughout the year as updated analysis and review warrants. This process may include, but is not limited to annual credit and loan reviews, periodic reviews of loan performance metrics such as delinquency rates, and quarterly reviews of adversely risk rated loans. The Company uses the following definitions when assessing grades for the purpose of evaluating the risk and adequacy of the ALL:

 

Grade 1 — Substantially risk free loans. Loans to borrowers of unquestioned financial strength with stable earnings, cash flows and sufficient primary and secondary sources of repayment. These loans have no known or suspected shortcomings or weaknesses. Most loans in this category are secured by properly margined liquid collateral. Loan to value and loan to cost parameters are most conservative.

 

Grade 2 — Loans with minimal risk. Includes loans to borrowers with a solid financial condition and good liquidity, significant cash flows and interest coverage and well-defined repayment strength. Loan to value and loan to cost parameters are conservative.

 

Grade 3 — Loans with very modest risk. Borrowers in this category exhibit strong sources of repayment, consistent earnings and acceptable profitability growth. Working capital, debt to worth and coverage ratios are comparable with industry standards and there are no known negative trends. Collateral protection is adequate. Loan to value parameters do not exceed the maximum established by the Company’s loan policy.

 

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Grade 4 — Loans with less than average risk. Loans to borrowers with adequate repayment source or a recently demonstrated ability to service debt with acceptable margins. Working capital, debt to worth and coverage ratios may be on the lower end of industry standards, but are not considered unsatisfactory. There may be minor negative trends but collateral position is adequate. Loan to value and debt coverage ratios meet the criteria in the Company’s loan policy.

 

Grade 5 — Average risk loans. Loans to borrowers with acceptable financial strength but possible vulnerability to changing economic conditions or inconsistent earnings history. Borrower evidences a reasonable ability to service debt in the normal course of business and has available and adequate secondary sources of repayment. Working capital, debt to worth and coverage ratios may be below industry standards, but are not considered unsatisfactory. Loan to value and debt coverage ratios meet the criteria outlined in the Company’s loan policy.

 

Grade 6 — Loans with maximum acceptable risk (Watch List). Loans in this grade exhibit the majority of the attributes associated with Grade 5, perform at that level, but have been recognized to possess characteristics or deficiencies that warrant monitoring. These loans have potential weaknesses which may, if not checked or corrected, weaken the assets or inadequately protect the Company’s credit position at some future date.

 

A Grade 6 Watch rating is assigned to a loan when one or more of the following circumstances exist:

 

  Lack of sufficient current information to properly assess the risk of the loan facility or value of pledged collateral.

 

  Adverse economic, market or other external conditions which may directly affect the obligor’s financial condition.

 

  Significant cost overruns occurred.

 

  Market share may exhibit some volatility. Sales and profits may be tied to business, credit or product cycles.

 

Grade 7 — Loans with potential weakness (Special Mention). Loans in this category are currently protected based on collateral and repayment capacity and do not constitute undesirable credit risk, but have potential weakness that may result in deterioration of the repayment process at some future date. This classification is used if a negative trend is evident in the obligor’s financial situation. Special mention loans do not sufficiently expose the Company to warrant adverse classification.

 

Grade 8 — Loans with definite weakness (Substandard). Loans classified as substandard are inadequately protected by the current sound worth and paying capacity of the obligor or by collateral pledged. Borrowers experience difficulty in meeting debt repayment requirements. Deterioration is sufficient to cause the Company to look to the sale of collateral.

 

Grade 9 — Loans with potential loss (Doubtful). Loans classified as doubtful have all the weaknesses inherent in the substandard grade with the added characteristic that the weaknesses make collection or liquidation of the loan in full highly questionable and improbable. The possibility of some loss is extremely high, but because of specific pending factors that may work to the advantage and strengthening of the asset, its classification as an estimated loss is deferred until its more exact status may be determined.

 

Grade 10 — Loans with definite loss (Loss). Loans classified as loss are considered uncollectible. The loss classification does not mean that the asset has absolutely no recovery or salvage value, but rather that it is not practical or desirable to defer writing off the asset because recovery and collection time may be protracted.

 

Asset quality indicators are periodically reassessed to appropriately reflect the risk composition of the Company’s loan portfolio. Home equity and consumer loans are not individually risk rated, but rather analyzed as groups taking into account delinquency rates and other economic conditions which may affect the ability of borrowers to meet debt service requirements, including interest rates and energy costs. Performing loans include loans that are current and loans that are past due less than 90 days. Loans that are past due over 90 days and non-accrual loans are considered non-performing.

 

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The following table summarizes credit risk exposure indicators by portfolio segment as of the following periods:

 

   Residential 
Real Estate
   Commercial 
Real Estate
   Commercial   Home
Equity
   Consumer 
June 30, 2012                         
Pass (Grades 1-6)  $553,473   $437,714   $155,341   $   $ 
Performing               270,658    15,233 
Special Mention (Grade 7)   1,153    12,585    9,121         
Substandard (Grade 8)   15,197    46,112    17,404         
Non-performing               1,651    260 
Doubtful (Grade 9)           562         
Total  $569,823   $496,411   $182,428   $272,309   $15,493 
December 31, 2011                         
Pass (Grades 1-6)  $560,926   $413,489   $157,141   $   $ 
Performing               266,112    11,726 
Special Mention (Grade 7)   876    8,134    8,998         
Substandard (Grade 8)   16,460    48,438    18,335         
Non-performing               2,670    152 
Doubtful (Grade 9)           571         
Total  $578,262   $470,061   $185,045   $268,782   $11,878 

 

The Company closely monitors the performance of its loan portfolio. A loan is placed on non-accrual status when the financial condition of the borrower is deteriorating, payment in full of both principal and interest is not expected as scheduled or principal or interest has been in default for 90 days or more. Exceptions may be made if the asset is well-secured by collateral sufficient to satisfy both the principal and accrued interest in full and collection is assured by a specific event such as the closing of a pending sale contract. When one loan to a borrower is placed on non-accrual status, all other loans to the borrower are re-evaluated to determine if they should also be placed on non-accrual status. All previously accrued and unpaid interest is reversed at this time. A loan may be returned to accrual status when collection of principal and interest is assured and the borrower has demonstrated timely payments of principal and interest for a reasonable period. Unsecured loans, however, are not normally placed on non-accrual status because they are charged-off once their collectability is in doubt.

 

The following is a loan aging analysis by portfolio segment (including loans past due over 90 days and non-accrual loans) and a summary of non-accrual loans, which include troubled debt restructured loans (“TDRs”), and loans past due over 90 days and accruing as of the following periods:

 

   30-59 days
Past Due
   60-89 days
Past Due
   Greater
than
90 Days
   Total
Past Due
   Current   Total Loans
Outstanding
   Loans > 90
Days Past
Due and
Accruing
   Non-Accrual
Loans
 
June 30, 2012                                        
Residential real estate  $842   $460   $8,206   $9,508   $560,315   $569,823   $   $10,349 
Commercial real estate   2,181    1,912    4,511    8,604    487,807    496,411    451    7,362 
Commercial   833    369    3,572    4,774    177,654    182,428    111    4,687 
Home equity   425    33    1,142    1,600    270,709    272,309        1,652 
Consumer   52    20    260    332    15,161    15,493        260 
Total  $4,333   $2,794   $17,691   $24,818   $1,511,646   $1,536,464   $562   $24,310 
December 31, 2011                                        
Residential real estate  $2,207   $575   $7,373   $10,155   $568,107   $578,262   $99   $9,503 
Commercial real estate   2,105    739    5,009    7,853    462,208    470,061        7,830 
Commercial   1,020    184    2,309    3,513    181,532    185,045    135    3,955 
Home equity   1,208    962    1,927    4,097    264,685    268,782    2    2,670 
Consumer   73    10    152    235    11,643    11,878        152 
Total  $6,613   $2,470   $16,770   $25,853   $1,488,175   $1,514,028   $236   $24,110 

 

The Company takes a conservative approach in credit risk management and remains focused on community lending and reinvesting. The Company’s Credit Administration group works closely with borrowers experiencing credit problems to assist in loan repayment or term modifications. TDR loans consist of loans where the Company, for economic or legal reasons related to the borrower’s financial difficulties, granted a concession to the borrower that it would not otherwise consider. TDRs involve term modifications or a reduction of either interest or principal. Once such an obligation has been restructured, it will continue to remain in a restructured status until paid in full. Loans restructured due to credit difficulties that are now performing were $3.2 million at June 30, 2012 and $3.3 million at December 31, 2011. The Company did not have any TDR loans that subsequently defaulted during the first six months of 2012.

 

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At June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the allowance related to TDRs was $397,000 and $357,000, respectively. The specific reserve component was determined by discounting the total expected future cash flows from the borrower, or if the loan is currently collateral-dependent, using the fair value of the underlying collateral, which was obtained through independent appraisals and internal evaluations. At June 30, 2012, the Company did not have any commitments to lend additional funds to borrowers with loans classified as TDRs.

 

The following is a summary of accruing and non-accruing TDR loans by portfolio segment as of the following periods:

 

   Number of
Contracts
   Pre-Modification
Outstanding
Recorded
Investment
   Post-Modification
Outstanding
Recorded
Investment
   Current
Balance
 
June 30, 2012                    
Troubled-Debt Restructurings                    
Residential real estate   18   $3,124   $3,227   $3,109 
Commercial real estate   3    1,708    1,708    1,141 
Commercial   2    163    163    102 
Consumer   1    3    3    3 
Total   24   $4,998   $5,101   $4,355 
December 31, 2011                    
Troubled-Debt Restructurings                    
Residential real estate   19   $3,221   $3,426   $3,330 
Commercial real estate   3    1,708    1,708    1,249 
Commercial   2    163    163    103 
Total   24   $5,092   $5,297   $4,682 

 

Impaired loans consist of non-accrual and TDR loans. All impaired loans are allocated a portion of the allowance to cover potential losses. 

 

The following is a summary of impaired loan balances and associated allowance by portfolio segment as of the following periods:

 

               Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended 
   Recorded
Investment
   Unpaid
Principal
Balance
   Related
Allowance
   Average
Recorded
Investment
   Interest
Income
Recognized
   Average
Recorded
Investment
   Interest
Income
Recognized
 
June 30, 2012                                   
With an allowance recorded:                                   
Residential real estate  $11,371   $11,371   $1,903   $11,151   $25   $11,360   $57 
Commercial real estate   5,593    5,593    707    5,919        6,433     
Commercial   4,472    4,472    933    4,162        4,590     
Home equity   1,060    1,060    203    1,465        1,165     
Consumer   257    257    39    222        260     
Ending Balance  $22,753   $22,753   $3,785   $22,919   $25   $23,808   $57 
Without allowance recorded:                                   
Residential real estate  $2,087   $2,536   $   $2,024   $6   $2,081   $13 
Commercial real estate   1,769    2,571        1,654        1,009     
Commercial   279    526        289        260     
Home equity   591    1,462        793        787     
Consumer   6    166        7        5     
Ending Balance  $4,732   $7,261   $   $4,767   $6   $4,142   $13 
Total impaired loans  $27,485   $30,014   $3,785   $27,686   $31   $27,950   $70 

 

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   Recorded
Investment
   Unpaid
Principal
Balance
   Related
Allowance
   Average
Recorded
Investment
   Interest
Income
Recognized
 
December 31, 2011                         
With related allowance recorded:                         
Residential real estate  $10,717   $11,287   $1,364   $11,280   $109 
Commercial real estate   5,477    5,478    961    7,257    3 
Commercial   3,636    3,636    815    3,963    7 
Home equity   1,888    1,887    440    1,457    1 
Consumer   136    136    91    106     
Ending Balance  $21,854   $22,424   $3,671   $24,063   $120 
Without related allowance recorded:                         
Residential real estate  $1,998   $1,810   $   $1,847   $21 
Commercial real estate   2,353    3,815        2,078     
Commercial   383    665        393     
Home equity   782    1,189        422     
Consumer   16    176        18     
Ending Balance  $5,532   $7,655   $   $4,758   $21 
Total impaired loans  $27,386   $30,079   $3,671   $28,821   $141 

 

NOTE 5 – GOODWILL, CORE DEPOSIT AND TRUST RELATIONSHIP INTANGIBLES

 

The Company has recognized goodwill and certain identifiable intangible assets in connection with certain acquisitions of other businesses in prior years. The changes in goodwill, core deposit intangible and trust relationship intangible for the six months ended June 30, 2012 are shown in the table below:

 

   Goodwill 
   Banking   Financial
Services
   Total 
Balance at December 31, 2011  $34,720   $7,010   $41,730 
2012 sale of portion of business unit       (276)   (276)
Balance at June 30, 2012  $34,720   $6,734   $41,454 

 

During the first quarter of 2012, the Company entered into a service agreement to sell the employee benefits portion of its financial services business unit to Guidance Point Retirement Services, resulting in a reduction in goodwill and an increase in accounts receivable of $276,000.

 

   Core Deposit Intangible 
   Total   Accumulated
Amortization
   Net 
Balance at December 31, 2011  $14,444   $(11,432)  $3,012 
2012 amortization       (251)   (251)
Balance at June 30, 2012  $14,444   $(11,683)  $2,761 

 

   Trust Relationship Intangible 
   Total   Accumulated
Amortization
   Net 
Balance at December 31, 2011  $753   $(301)  $452 
2012 amortization       (38)   (38)
Balance at June 30, 2012  $753   $(339)  $414 

 

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The following table reflects the expected amortization schedule for intangible assets at June 30, 2012:

 

   Core Deposit   Trust 
Relationship
 
   Intangible   Intangible 
2012  $251   $38 
2013   502    75 
2014   502    75 
2015   502    75 
2016   502    75 
Thereafter   502    76 
Total unamortized intangible  $2,761   $414 

 

NOTE 6 – EMPLOYEE BENEFIT PLANS

 

Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan

The Company maintains an unfunded, non-qualified supplemental executive retirement plan for certain officers.  The components of net period benefit cost for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2012 and 2011 were as follows:

 

   Three Months Ended
June 30,
   Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
   2012   2011   2012   2011 
Net period benefit cost                
Service cost  $67   $58   $134   $116 
Interest cost   102    108    204    216 
Recognized net actuarial loss   29    17    58    34 
Recognized prior service cost   5    4    10    8 
Net period benefit cost  $203   $187   $406   $374 

 

Other Postretirement Benefit Plan

The Company provides medical and life insurance to certain eligible retired employees.  The components of net period benefit cost for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2012 and 2011 were as follows:

 

   Three Months Ended
June 30,
   Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
   2012   2011   2012   2011 
Net period benefit cost                
Service cost  $17   $16   $34   $32 
Interest cost   37    38    74    76 
Recognized net actuarial loss   8        16     
Net period benefit cost  $62   $54   $124   $108 

 

NOTE 7 – STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION PLANS

 

On January 31, 2012, the Company awarded options to purchase 2,000 shares of common stock from the Camden National Corporation 2003 Stock Option and Incentive Plan (the “2003 Plan”) to certain officers of the Company and/or Camden National Bank (the “Bank”). The expected volatility, expected life, expected dividend yield, and expected risk free interest rate for this grant used to determine the fair value of the options on January 31, 2012 were 53.34%, 5 years, 3.00%, and 0.89%, respectively. The options have been determined to have a fair value of $12.68 per share. The options vest over a five year period and have a contractual life of ten years from the date of grant.

 

On February 28, 2012, the Company granted 7,050 restricted stock awards to certain officers of the Company and/or the Bank under the 2003 Plan. The holders of these awards participate fully in the rewards of stock ownership of the Company, including voting and dividend rights. The restricted stock awards have been determined to have a fair value of $35.76, based on the market price of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant. The restricted stock awards vest over a three-year period.

 

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Under the Long-term Performance Share Plan, 13,969 shares vested upon the achievement of certain revenue and expense goals under the 2009-2011 Long-term Performance Share Plan metrics. Under the Management Stock Purchase Plan, 7,195 shares were granted in lieu of the management employees’ annual incentive bonus during the first three months of 2012.  During the first quarter of 2012, the Company granted 2,322 deferred stock awards under the Defined Contribution Retirement Plan.

 

On March 27, 2012, the Company approved the Amended and Restated Long-Term Performance Share Plan for the 2012 – 2014 performance period (the “2012 – 2014 LTIP”). Pursuant to the 2012 – 2014 LTIP, certain executive officers of the Company are eligible to receive equity compensation based on the attainment of certain performance goals set forth in the 2012 – 2014 LTIP. Performance goals under the 2012-2014 LTIP include specific revenue growth and efficiency ratio goals for threshold, target and superior levels of performance, and a minimum level of performance for the Company’s non-performing asset to total asset ratio at December 31, 2014 and a minimum level of net income growth for the three-year period ending December 31, 2014.

 

On May 1, 2012, the 2012 Camden National Corporation Equity and Incentive Plan (the “2012 Plan”) was approved by the shareholders of the Company. The 2012 Plan replaced the 2003 Plan, which has been terminated and no further awards will be granted thereunder. The 2012 Plan is administered by the Compensation Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors. The Committee, in its discretion, may grant stock-based awards, including incentive stock options, non-qualified stock options, stock appreciation rights, restricted stock units, restricted stock, unrestricted stock, cash-based awards, performance shares and dividend equivalent rights, to officers, employees and other key persons under the 2012 Plan. Independent directors are also eligible to receive awards under the 2012 Plan on a limited basis.

 

During the second quarter of 2012, the Company awarded options to purchase 3,000 shares of common stock from the 2003 and 2012 Plans to certain officers of the Company and/or the Bank. The options have been determined to have fair values ranging from $12.07 to $12.67 per share. The options vest over a five year period and have a contractual life of ten years from the date of grant.

 

NOTE 8 – FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENT

 

Fair value is the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. Fair value is best determined using quoted market prices. However, in many instances, quoted market prices are not available. In such instances, fair values are determined using various valuation techniques. Various assumptions and observable inputs must be relied upon in applying these techniques. GAAP establishes a fair value hierarchy for valuation inputs that gives the highest priority to quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities and the lowest priority to unobservable inputs. The fair value hierarchy for valuation of an asset or liability is as follows:

 

Level 1:   Valuation is based upon unadjusted quoted prices in active markets for identical assets and liabilities that the entity has the ability to access as of the measurement date.

 

Level 2:   Valuation is determined from quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets, from quoted prices for identical or similar instruments in markets that are not active or by model-based techniques in which all significant inputs are observable in the market.

 

Level 3:   Valuation is derived from model-based and other techniques in which at least one significant input is unobservable and which may be based on the Company’s own estimates about the assumptions that market participants would use to value the asset or liability.

 

In general, fair value is based upon quoted market prices, where available. If such quoted market prices are not available, fair value is based upon model-based techniques incorporating various assumptions including interest rates, prepayment speeds and credit losses. Assets and liabilities valued using model-based techniques are classified as either Level 2 or Level 3, depending on the lowest level classification of an input that is considered significant to the overall valuation. A description of the valuation methodologies used for instruments measured at fair value, as well as the general classification of such instruments pursuant to the valuation hierarchy, is set forth below.

 

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Financial Instruments Recorded at Fair Value on a Recurring Basis

 

Securities Available for Sale:  The fair value of debt securities available for sale is reported utilizing prices provided by an independent pricing service based on recent trading activity and other observable information including, but not limited to, dealer quotes, market spreads, cash flows, market interest rate curves, market consensus prepayment speeds, credit information, and the bond’s terms and conditions. The fair value of equity securities available for sale was calculated using a discounted cash flow analysis using observable information including, but not limited to, cash flows, risk-adjusted discount rates and market spreads. The fair values of debt and equity securities are classified as Level 2.

 

Trading Account Assets:  Trading account assets are invested in mutual funds and classified as Level 1 based upon quoted prices.

 

Loans Held for Sale: Effective March 31, 2012, mortgage loans originated and held for sale in the secondary market are carried at fair value. The fair value of loans held for sale is determined using quoted secondary market prices or executed sales agreements and classified as Level 2.

 

Derivatives:  The fair value of interest rate swaps is determined using inputs that are observable in the market place obtained from third parties including yield curves, publicly available volatilities, and floating indexes and, accordingly, are classified as Level 2 inputs.  The credit value adjustments associated with derivatives utilize Level 3 inputs, such as estimates of current credit spreads to evaluate the likelihood of default by the Company and its counterparties. As of June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the Company has assessed the significance of the impact of the credit valuation adjustments on the overall valuation of its derivative positions and has determined that the credit valuation adjustments are not significant to the overall valuation of its derivatives due to collateral postings.

 

The following table summarizes financial assets and financial liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis as of June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, segregated by the level of the valuation inputs within the fair value hierarchy utilized to measure fair value:

 

   Readily
Available
Market
Prices
(Level 1)
   Observable
Market
Data
(Level 2)
   Company
Determined
Fair Value
(Level 3)
   Total 
At June 30, 2012                
Financial Assets:                    
Available for sale debt securities:                    
Obligations of states and political subdivisions  $   $37,234   $   $37,234 
Mortgage-backed securities issued or guaranteed by U.S. government sponsored enterprises       629,934        629,934 
Private issue collateralized mortgage obligations       10,094        10,094 
Trading account assets   2,184            2,184 
Financial Liabilities:                    
Interest rate swap agreements       12,820        12,820 
                     
At December 31, 2011                    
Financial Assets:                    
Available for sale debt securities:                    
Obligations of U.S. government sponsored enterprises  $   $30,107   $   $30,107 
Obligations of states and political subdivisions       39,758        39,758 
Mortgage-backed securities issued or guaranteed by U.S. government sponsored enterprises       505,384        505,384 
Private issue collateralized mortgage obligations       10,641        10,641 
Equity securities       4,146        4,146 
Trading account assets   2,244            2,244 
Financial Liabilities:                    
Interest rate swap agreements       11,387        11,387 

 

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The Company did not have any transfers between Level 1 and Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy during the six months ended June 30, 2012. The Company’s policy for determining transfers between levels occurs at the end of the reporting period when circumstances in the underlying valuation criteria change and result in transfer between levels.

 

Financial Instruments Recorded at Fair Value on a Nonrecurring Basis

 

The Company may be required, from time to time, to measure certain financial assets and financial liabilities at fair value on a nonrecurring basis in accordance with GAAP. These include assets that are measured at the lower of cost or market value that were recognized at fair value below cost at the end of the period.

 

Collateral-dependent impaired Loans:  Loans for which it is probable that payment of interest and principal will not be made in accordance with the contractual terms of the loan agreement are considered impaired. Once a loan is identified as individually impaired, the Company measures impairment in accordance with GAAP. Impaired loans are measured using one of three methods: the present value of expected future cash flows discounted at the loan’s effective interest rate; the loan’s observable market price; or the fair value of the collateral if the loan is collateral dependent. If the measure is less than an impaired loan’s recorded investment, an impairment loss is recognized as part of the ALL. Accordingly, certain impaired loans may be subject to measurement at fair value on a non-recurring basis. Management has estimated the fair values of these assets using Level 3 inputs, such as the fair value of collateral based on independent third-party market approach appraisals for collateral-dependent loans. Circumstances may warrant an adjustment to the appraised value based on the age of the appraisal and/or comparable sales, condition of the collateral, and market conditions.

 

Mortgage Servicing Rights:  The Company accounts for mortgage servicing assets at cost, subject to impairment testing. When the carrying value exceeds fair value, a valuation allowance is established to reduce the carrying cost to fair value. Fair value is based on a valuation model that calculates the present value of estimated net servicing income. The Company obtains a third-party valuation based upon loan level data including note rate, type and term of the underlying loans. The model utilizes a variety of observable inputs for its assumptions, the most significant of which are loan prepayment assumptions and the discount rate used to discount future cash flows. Other assumptions include delinquency rates, servicing cost inflation and annual unit loan cost. Mortgage servicing rights are classified within Level 2 of the fair value hierarchy.

 

Non-Financial Assets and Non-Financial Liabilities Recorded at Fair Value

 

The Company has no non-financial assets or non-financial liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis. Certain non-financial assets and non-financial liabilities measured at fair value on a non-recurring basis include other real estate owned.

 

Other Real Estate Owned (“OREO”): OREO properties acquired through foreclosure or deed in lieu of foreclosure are recorded at the fair value of the real estate, less costs to sell. Any write-down of the recorded investment in the related loan is charged to the allowance for loan losses upon transfer to OREO. Upon acquisition of a property, a current appraisal or a broker’s opinion is used to substantiate fair value for the property. After foreclosure, management periodically obtains updated valuations of the OREO assets and, if additional impairments are deemed necessary, the subsequent write-downs for declines in value are recorded through a valuation allowance and a provision for losses charged to other non-interest expense. Certain assets require assumptions that are not observable in an active market in determination of fair value and are classified as Level 3.

 

Goodwill: Goodwill represents the excess of the cost of an acquisition over the fair value of the net assets acquired. The fair value of goodwill is estimated by utilizing several standard valuation techniques, including discounted cash flow analyses, bank merger multiples, and an estimation of the impact of business conditions and investor activities on the long-term value of the goodwill.

 

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Assets measured at fair value on a non-recurring basis as of June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011 are included below:

 

   Readily
Available
Market
Prices
(Level 1)
   Observable
Market
Data
(Level 2)
   Company
Determined
Fair Value
(Level 3)
   Total 
At June 30, 2012                
  Assets:                    
Collateral-dependent impaired loans  $   $   $9,525   $9,525 
Other real estate owned           1,697    1,697 
Mortgage servicing rights       976        976 
                     
At December 31, 2011                    
  Assets:                    
Impaired loans  $   $   $18,183   $18,183 
Goodwill           276    276 
Other real estate owned           1,682    1,682 
Mortgage servicing rights       1,138        1,138 

 

The December 31, 2011, non-recurring fair value table includes all loans with a related allowance. During the second quarter of 2012, the Company refined its process for identifying impaired loans for purposes of fair value disclosures; accordingly, the June 30, 2012, fair value table only includes those impaired loans for which the related allowance results in a fair value measure, as described above.

 

The following table presents the valuation methodology and unobservable inputs for Level 3 assets measured at fair value on a non-recurring basis at June 30, 2012:

 

     

 

Fair Value

   

 

Valuation Methodology

   

 

Unobservable input

 

 

Discount Range

Collateral-dependent impaired loans:(1)                        
Partially charged-off   $ 2,914     Market approach appraisal of collateral   Management adjustment of appraisal     10 – 30%  
Specifically reserved     6,611     Market approach appraisal of collateral   Management adjustment of appraisal    

 

(2)

Other real estate owned   $ 1,697     Market approach appraisal of collateral     Management adjustment of appraisal   10 – 30%  
                  Estimated selling cost   6 – 10%  

 

(1)Does not include impaired loans that are measured by the present value of expected future cash flows discounted at the loan’s effective interest rate.
(2)The specific reserve for collateral-dependent impaired loans is determined by any deficit of 75% of collateral value over the recorded investment.

 

GAAP requires disclosure of the fair value of financial assets and financial liabilities, including those financial assets and financial liabilities that are not measured and reported at fair value on a recurring basis or non-recurring basis. The methodologies for estimating the fair value of financial assets and financial liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring or non-recurring basis are discussed above. The following methods and assumptions were used by the Company in estimating the fair values of its other financial instruments.

 

Cash and Due from Banks:  The carrying amounts reported in the balance sheet approximate fair value.

 

FHLB and Federal Reserve Bank Stock:  The carrying amounts reported in the balance sheet approximate fair value.

  

Loans:  For variable rate loans that reprice frequently and have no significant change in credit risk, fair values are based on carrying values. The fair value of other loans is estimated by discounting the future cash flows using the current rates at which similar loans would be made to borrowers with similar credit ratings and for the same remaining maturities.

 

Interest Receivable and Payable:  The carrying amounts reported in the balance sheet approximate fair value.

 

Deposits:  The fair value of deposits with no stated maturity is equal to the carrying amount. The fair value of certificates of deposit is estimated using a discounted cash flow calculation that applies interest rates and remaining maturities for currently offered certificates of deposit.

 

Borrowings:  The carrying amounts of short-term borrowings from the FHLB, securities sold under repurchase agreements, notes payable and other short-term borrowings approximate fair value. The fair values of long-term borrowings and commercial repurchase agreements are based on the discounted cash flows using current rates for advances of similar remaining maturities.

 

Junior Subordinated Debentures:  The carrying amounts reported in the balance sheet approximate fair value.

 

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The following table presents the carrying amounts and estimated fair value for financial instrument assets and liabilities at June 30, 2012:

 

       Fair Value Measurement at
June 30, 2012
 
   Carrying
Amount
   Fair Value   Readily
Available
Market
Prices
(Level 1)
   Observable Market
Prices
(Level 2)
   Company Determined Market
Prices
(Level 3)
 
Financial assets:                         
Cash and due from banks  $40,478   $40,478   $40,478   $   $ 
Securities available for sale   677,262    677,262        677,262     
FHLB and Federal Reserve Bank stock   21,034    21,034    21,034         
Trading account assets   2,184    2,184    2,184         
Loans receivable, net of allowance   1,513,202    1,534,591            1,534,591 
Mortgage servicing rights   688    976        976     
Interest receivable   6,530    6,530        6,530     
Financial liabilities:                         
Deposits   1,601,861    1,610,149    1,070,414    539,735     
FHLB advances   251,613    258,173        258,173     
Commercial repurchase agreements   66,210    69,850        69,850     
Other borrowed funds   166,222    166,222    166,222         
Junior subordinated debentures   43,768    43,768        43,768     
Interest payable   928    928    928         
Interest rate swap agreements   12,820    12,820        12,820     

  

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The following table presents the carrying amounts and estimated fair value for financial instrument assets and liabilities at December 31, 2011:

 

   December 31, 2011 
   Carrying 
Amount
   Fair Value 
Financial assets:          
Cash and due from banks  $39,325   $39,325 
Securities available for sale   590,036    590,036 
FHLB and Federal Reserve Bank stock   21,962    21,962 
Trading account assets   2,244    2,244 
Loans held for sale   6,061    6,268 
Loans receivable, net of allowance   1,491,017    1,510,277 
Mortgage servicing rights   768    1,138 
Interest receivable   6,431    6,431 
Financial liabilities:          
Deposits   1,591,366    1,600,222 
FHLB advances   136,860    143,642 
Commercial repurchase agreements   71,243    75,342 
Other borrowed funds   204,413    204,413 
Junior subordinated debentures   43,717    43,717 
Interest payable   1,093    1,093 
Interest rate swap agreements   11,387    11,387 

 

NOTE 9 – COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

Legal Contingencies

 

In the normal course of business, the Company and its subsidiaries are subject to pending and threatened legal actions. Although the Company is not able to predict the outcome of such actions, after reviewing pending and threatened actions with counsel, management believes that based on the information currently available the outcome of such actions, individually or in the aggregate, will not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s consolidated financial position as a whole.

 

Reserves are established for legal claims only when losses associated with the claims are judged to be probable, and the loss can be reasonably estimated. In many lawsuits and arbitrations, it is not possible to determine whether a liability has been incurred or to estimate the ultimate or minimum amount of that liability until the case is close to resolution, in which case a reserve will not be recognized until that time.

 

As of June 30, 2012, the Company did not have any loss contingencies that were both probable and estimable and, therefore, no accrued liability has been recognized.

 

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Financial Instruments

In the normal course of business, the Company is a party to both on-balance sheet and off-balance sheet financial instruments involving, to varying degrees, elements of credit risk and interest rate risk in addition to the amounts recognized in the Consolidated Statements of Condition.

 

A summary of the contractual and notional amounts of the Company’s financial instruments follows:

 

   June 30,   December 31, 
   2012   2011 
Lending-Related Instruments:          
Loan origination commitments and unadvanced lines of credit:          
Home equity  $256,489   $254,603 
Commercial and commercial real estate   15,570    21,972 
Residential   1,030    2,060 
Letters of credit   1,533    1,178 
Other commitments   3,491    1,932 
Derivative Financial Instruments:          
Forward commitments to sell residential mortgage loans       7,773 
Derivative mortgage loan commitments       2,356 
Customer loan swaps   16,315    12,240 
Interest rate swaps   43,000    43,000 

 

Lending-Related Instruments

The contractual amounts of the Company’s lending-related financial instruments do not necessarily represent future cash requirements since certain of these instruments may expire without being funded and others may not be fully drawn upon. These instruments are subject to the Company’s credit approval process, including an evaluation of the customer’s creditworthiness and related collateral requirements. Commitments generally have fixed expiration dates or other termination clauses.

 

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Derivative Financial Instruments

The Company uses derivative financial instruments for risk management purposes (primarily interest rate risk) and not for trading or speculative purposes. The Company controls the credit risk of these instruments through collateral, credit approvals and monitoring procedures.

 

The Company’s derivative contracts contain provisions that require the Company to post cash collateral with the counterparties for contracts that are in a net liability position based on their fair values and the Company’s credit rating. The Company had a notional amount of $43.0 million in interest rate swap agreements on its junior subordinated debentures and $12.6 million in cash held as collateral. The Company swapped the variable cost for a fixed cost and the terms of the interest rate swap agreements are as follows:

 

Notional Amount   Fixed Cost   Maturity Date
$10,000    5.09%  June 30, 2021
 10,000    5.84%  June 30, 2029
 10,000    5.71%  June 30, 2030
 5,000    4.35%  March 30, 2031
 8,000    4.14%  July 7, 2031

 

The fair value of the swap agreements on the junior subordinated debentures at June 30, 2012 was a liability of $12.3 million and, as this instrument qualifies as a highly effective cash flow hedge, the $754,000 decrease in fair value during the first six months of 2012 was recorded in other comprehensive income, net of tax, and other liabilities. Net payments under the swap transactions were $793,000 in first six months of 2012, and have been classified as cash flows from operating activities in the statement of cash flows.

 

Customer Derivatives

The Company has a notional amount of $8.2 million in an interest rate swap agreements with commercial customers and interest rate swap agreements of equal notional amounts with a dealer bank related to the Company’s commercial loan level derivative program. As the swap agreements have substantially equivalent and offsetting terms, they do not materially change the Company’s interest rate risk.

 

Forward Commitments to Sell Residential Mortgage Loans
The Company enters into forward commitments to sell residential mortgages in order to reduce the market risk associated with originating loans for sale in the secondary market. Commitments totaled $7.8 million at December 31, 2011. At June 30, 2012, the Company had no outstanding commitments to sell mortgages.

 

As part of originating residential mortgage and commercial loans, the Company may enter into rate lock agreements with customers, and may issue commitment letters to customers, which are considered interest rate lock or forward commitments. At June 30, 2012, based upon the pipeline of mortgage loans with rate lock commitments and commercial loans with commitment letters, and the change in fair value of those commitments due to changes in market interest rates, the Company determined the impact on the consolidated financial statements was not material.

 

NOTE 10 - ACCUMULATED OTHER COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS)

 

The following table presents the components of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) and the related tax effects allocated to each component for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011:

 

   Before-Tax
Amount
   Tax Effect   Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income
 
Balance, December 31, 2011  $3,171   $(1,110)  $2,061 
Unrealized gains on securities available for sale:               
Change in fair value of securities arising during period   2,340    (819)   1,521 
Net security gains realized during the period   (872)(a)   305    (567)
Postretirement plans:               
Net actuarial gain   74    (26)   48 
Net prior service cost amortization   10    (4)   6 
Net change in fair value of cash flow hedges   (1,160)   406    (754)
Balance, June 30, 2012  $3,563   $(1,248)  $2,315 
Balance, December 31, 2010  $6,660   $(2,331)  $4,329 
Unrealized gains on securities available for sale:               
Change in fair value of securities arising during period   5,481    (1,918)   3,563 
Net security gains realized during the period   (7)(a)   2    (5)
Postretirement plans:               
Net actuarial gain   34    (11)   23 
Net prior service cost amortization   8    (3)   5 
Net change in fair value of cash flow hedges   (1,665)   583    (1,082)
Balance, June 30, 2011  $10,511   $(3,678)  $6,833 

 

  (a) Net security losses include before-tax OTTI credit related losses of $29,000 and $27,000 for the six-month periods ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

 

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NOTE 11 – RECENT ACCOUNTING PRONOUNCEMENTS

 

In April 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) No. 2011-03, Transfers and Servicing (Topic 860): Reconsideration of Effective Control for Repurchase Agreements. This ASU removes from the assessment of effective control the criterion relating to the transferor’s ability to repurchase or redeem financial assets on substantially the agreed terms, even in the event of default by the transferee. The guidance is effective for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2011. The adoption of this new guidance did not have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

In May 2011, FASB issued ASU No. 2011-04, Fair Value Measurement (Topic 820): Amendments to Achieve Common Fair Value Measurement and Disclosure Requirements in U.S. GAAP and IFRS . This ASU clarifies how to measure fair value, but does not require additional fair value measurement and is not intended to affect current valuation practices outside of financial reporting. However, additional information and disclosure will be required for transfers between Level 1 and Level 2, the sensitivity of a fair value measurement categorized as Level 3, and the categorization of items that are not measured at fair value by level of the fair value hierarchy. The guidance is effective during interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2011. Other than expanded disclosures, the implementation of ASU No. 2011-04 did not have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

In June 2011, FASB issued ASU No. 2011-05, Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Presentation of Comprehensive Income. This ASU requires that all non-owner changes in shareholders’ equity be presented either in a single continuous statement of comprehensive income or in two separate but consecutive statements. In the two-statement approach, the first statement should present total net income and its components followed consecutively by a second statement that should present total other comprehensive income, the components of other comprehensive income, and the total of comprehensive income. This guidance is effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those years, beginning after December 15, 2011. Other than matters of presentation, the adoption of this new guidance did not have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

In August 2011, FASB issued ASU No. 2011-08, Intangibles — Goodwill and Other (Topic 350): Testing Goodwill for Impairment. This ASU permits an entity to first assess qualitative factors in determining whether it is more likely than not that the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount as a basis for identifying whether it is necessary to perform the two-step goodwill impairment test described in Topic 350. Previous guidance under Topic 350 required an entity to test goodwill for impairment, on at least an annual basis, by comparing the fair value of a reporting unit with its carrying amount, including goodwill (step one). If the fair value of a reporting unit is less than its carrying amount, then the second step of the test must be performed to measure the amount of the impairment loss, if any. Under the amendments in this ASU, an entity is not required to calculate the fair value of a reporting unit unless the entity determines that it is more likely than not that its fair value is less than its carrying amount. This guidance is effective for annual periods for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2011, with early adoption permitted. The adoption of this new guidance did not have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

In December 2011, FASB issued ASU No. 2011-12, Comprehensive Income (Topic 220): Deferral of the Effective Date for Amendments to the Presentation of Reclassifications of Items Out of Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income in Accounting Standards Update No. 2011-05. This ASU defers the effective date of a requirement in ASU No. 2011-05 related to the reclassification of items out of accumulated other comprehensive income. The deferral in the effective date was made to allow FASB time to redeliberate whether to require presentation on the face of the financial statements of the effects of reclassifications out of accumulated other comprehensive income on the components of net income and other comprehensive income for all periods presented. The adoption of this new guidance did not have a material effect on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 

NOTE 12 – SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

 

On July 17, 2012, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) approved Camden National Bank’s (the “Bank”) acquisition of 15 branch banking locations from Bank of America, including branches in Auburn, Brewer, Gardiner, Lewiston, Newport, Old Town, Rockland and Waterville, Maine, as well as three branches in the Augusta and Bangor markets. The Bank will also re-open the Orono location.

 

Following a customary antitrust review, the Bank reached an agreement with the Department of Justice to divest the branch located in Rockland, Maine. On July 1, 2012, the Bank signed definitive agreements to sell the acquired Bank of America branch in Rockland, Maine, including the deposit accounts and a small volume of loans as well as the Company’s Bangor, Maine, building subsequent to the relocation of the Company’s branch facility.

 

The Company has evaluated events and transactions subsequent to June 30, 2012 for potential recognition or disclosure as required by GAAP.

 

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 ITEM 2.  MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION

AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

The discussions set forth below and in the documents we incorporate by reference herein contain certain statements that may be considered forward-looking statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including certain plans, exceptions, goals, projections, and statements, which are subject to numerous risks, assumptions, and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of the words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “assume,” “plan”, “target”, or “goal” or future or conditional verbs such as “will,”, “may”, “might”, “should”, “could” and other expressions which predict or indicate future events or trends and which do not relate to historical matters. Forward-looking statements should not be relied on, because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond the control of the Company. These risks, uncertainties and other factors may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from the anticipated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.

 

Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in the Company’s forward-looking statements are reasonable, these statements involve risks and uncertainties that are subject to change based on various important factors (some of which are beyond the Company’s control). The following factors, among others, could cause the Company’s financial performance to differ materially from the Company’s goals, plans, objectives, intentions, expectations and other forward-looking statements:

 

  continued weakness in the United States economy in general and the regional and local economies within the New England region and Maine, which could result in a deterioration of credit quality, a change in the allowance for loan losses, or a reduced demand for the Company’s credit or fee-based products and services;
  adverse changes in the local real estate market could result in a deterioration of credit quality and an increase in the allowance for loan loss, as most of the Company’s loans are concentrated in Maine, and a substantial portion of these loans have real estate as collateral;
  changes in, trade, monetary and fiscal policies and laws, including interest rate policies of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System;
  inflation, interest rate, market and monetary fluctuations;
  adverse changes in assets;
  competitive pressures, including continued industry consolidation, the increased financial services provided by non-banks and banking reform;
  continued volatility in the securities markets that could adversely affect the value or credit quality of the Company’s assets, impairment of goodwill, the availability and terms of funding necessary to meet the Company’s liquidity needs, and the Company’s ability to originate loans;
  changes in information technology that require increased capital spending;
  new laws and regulations regarding the financial services industry;
  changes in consumer spending and savings habits;
  changes in laws and regulations, including laws and regulations concerning taxes, banking, securities and insurance; and
  changes in accounting policies, practices and standards, as may be adopted by the regulatory agencies as well as the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the Financial Accounting Standards Board, and other accounting standard setters.

 

You should carefully review all of these factors, and be aware that there may be other factors that could cause differences, including the risk factors listed in Part II, Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” and in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 . Readers should carefully review the risk factors described therein and should not place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements.

 

These forward-looking statements were based on information, plans and estimates at the date of this report, and we do not promise to update any forward-looking statements to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or factors, new information, future events or other changes.

 

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CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

In preparing the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements, management is required to make significant estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues, and expenses. Actual results could differ from our current estimates, as a result of changing conditions and future events. Several estimates are particularly critical and are susceptible to significant near-term change, including the allowance for credit losses, accounting for acquisitions and our review of goodwill and other identifiable intangible assets for impairment, valuation of other real estate owned, other-than-temporary impairment of investments, accounting for postretirement plans, and income taxes. Our significant accounting policies and critical estimates are summarized in Note 1 to the Consolidated Financial Statements included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.

 

Allowance for Credit Losses. Management is committed to maintaining an allowance for loan losses (“ALL”) that is appropriate to absorb likely loss exposure in the loan portfolio. Evaluating the appropriateness of the ALL is a key management function, one that requires the most significant amount of management estimates and assumptions. The ALL, which is established through a charge to the provision for credit losses, consists of two components: (1) a contra to total gross loans in the asset section of the balance sheet, and (2) the reserve for unfunded commitments included in other liabilities on the balance sheet. We regularly evaluate the ALL for adequacy by taking into consideration, among other factors, historical trends in charge-offs and delinquencies, overall risk characteristics and size of the portfolios, ongoing review of significant individual loans, trends in levels of watched or criticized assets, business and economic conditions, local industry trends, evaluation of results of examinations by regulatory authorities and other third parties, and other relevant factors.

 

In determining the appropriate level of ALL, we use a methodology to systematically measure the amount of estimated loan loss exposure inherent in the loan portfolio. The methodology focuses on four key elements: (1) identification of loss allocations for specific loans, (2) loss allocation factors for certain loan types based on credit grade and loss experience, (3) general loss allocations for other environmental factors, and (4) the unallocated portion of the allowance. The specific loan component relates to loans that are classified as doubtful, substandard or special mention. For such loans that are also classified as impaired, an allowance is established when the discounted cash flows (or collateral value or observable market price) of the impaired loan is lower than the carrying value of that loan. This methodology is in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

We use a risk rating system to determine the credit quality of our loans and apply the related loss allocation factors. In assessing the risk rating of a particular loan, we consider, among other factors, the obligor’s debt capacity, financial condition, the level of the obligor’s earnings, the amount and sources of repayment, the performance with respect to loan terms, the adequacy of collateral, the level and nature of contingent liabilities, management strength, and the industry in which the obligor operates. These factors are based on an evaluation of historical information, as well as a subjective assessment and interpretation of current conditions. Emphasizing one factor over another, or considering additional factors that may be relevant in determining the risk rating of a particular loan but which are not currently an explicit part of our methodology, could impact the risk rating assigned to that loan.

 

Three times annually, management conducts a thorough review of adversely risk rated commercial and commercial real estate exposures exceeding certain thresholds to re-evaluate the risk rating and identify impaired loans. This extensive review takes into account the obligor’s repayment history and financial condition, collateral value, guarantor support, local economic and industry trends, and other factors relevant to the particular loan relationship. Allocations for impaired loans are based upon discounted cash flows or collateral values and are made in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

 

We periodically reassess and revise the loss allocation factors used in the assignment of loss exposure to appropriately reflect our analysis of loss experience. Portfolios of more homogenous populations of loans including home equity and consumer loans are analyzed as groups, taking into account delinquency rates and other economic conditions which may affect the ability of borrowers to meet debt service requirements, including interest rates and energy costs. An additional allocation is determined based on a judgmental process whereby management considers qualitative and quantitative assessments of other environmental factors. Finally, an unallocated portion of the total allowance is maintained to allow for measurement imprecision attributable to uncertainty in the economic environment.

 

Because the methodology is based upon historical experience and trends as well as management’s judgment, factors may arise that result in different estimations. Significant factors that could give rise to changes in these estimates may include, but are not limited to, changes in economic conditions in our market area, concentration of risk, declines in local property values, and the results of regulatory examinations. While management’s evaluation of the ALL as of June 30, 2012 determined the allowance to be appropriate, under adversely different conditions or assumptions, we may need to increase the allowance. The Corporate Risk Management group reviews the ALL with the Bank’s board of directors on a monthly basis. A more comprehensive review of the ALL is reviewed with the Company’s board of directors, as well as the Bank’s board of directors, on a quarterly basis.

 

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The adequacy of the reserve for unfunded commitments is determined in a similar manner as the ALL, with the exception that management must also estimate the likelihood of these commitments being funded and becoming loans. This is accomplished by evaluating the historical utilization of each type of unfunded commitment and estimating the likelihood that the historical utilization rates could change in the future.

 

Goodwill and Identifiable Intangible Assets for Impairment. We record all assets and liabilities acquired in purchase acquisitions at fair value, which is an estimate determined by the use of internal or other valuation techniques. These valuation estimates result in goodwill and other intangible assets and are subject to ongoing periodic impairment tests and are evaluated using various fair value techniques. Goodwill impairment evaluations are required to be performed annually and may be required more frequently if certain conditions indicating potential impairment exist. Identifiable intangible assets are amortized over their estimated useful lives and are subject to impairment tests if events or circumstances indicate a possible inability to realize the carrying amount. If we were to determine that our goodwill was impaired, the recognition of an impairment charge could have an adverse impact on our results of operations in the period that the impairment occurred or on our financial position. Goodwill is evaluated for impairment using several standard valuation techniques including discounted cash flow analyses, as well as an estimation of the impact of business conditions. The use of different estimates or assumptions could produce different estimates of carrying value.

 

Valuation of Other Real Estate Owned (“OREO”). Periodically, we acquire property in connection with foreclosures or in satisfaction of debt previously contracted. The valuation of this property is accounted for individually based on its fair value on the date of acquisition. At the acquisition date, if the fair value of the property less the costs to sell is less than the book value of the loan, a charge or reduction in the ALL is recorded. If the value of the property becomes permanently impaired, as determined by an appraisal or an evaluation in accordance with our appraisal policy, we will record the decline by charging against current earnings. Upon acquisition of a property, we use a current appraisal or broker’s opinion to substantiate fair value for the property.

 

Other-Than-Temporary Impairment (“OTTI”) of Investments. We record an investment impairment charge at the point we believe an investment has experienced a decline in value that is other-than-temporary. In determining whether an OTTI has occurred, we review information about the underlying investment that is publicly available, analysts’ reports, applicable industry data and other pertinent information, and assess our ability to hold the securities for the foreseeable future. The investment is written down to its current market value at the time the impairment is deemed to have occurred. Future adverse changes in market conditions, continued poor operating results of underlying investments or other factors could result in further losses that may not be reflected in an investment’s current carrying value, possibly requiring an additional impairment charge in the future.

 

Effectiveness of Hedging Derivatives. The Company maintains an overall interest rate risk management strategy that incorporates the use of interest rate contracts, which are generally non-leveraged generic interest rate and basis swaps, to minimize significant fluctuations in earnings that are caused by interest rate volatility. Interest rate contracts are used by the Company in the management of its interest rate risk position. The Company’s goal is to manage interest rate sensitivity so that movements in interest rates do not significantly adversely affect earnings. When interest rates fluctuate, hedged assets and liabilities appreciate or depreciate in fair value or cash flows. Gains or losses on the derivative instruments that are linked to the hedged assets and liabilities are expected to substantially offset this unrealized appreciation or depreciation or changes in cash flows. The Company utilizes a third-party service to evaluate the effectiveness of its cash flow hedges on a quarterly basis. The effective portion of a gain or loss on a cash flow hedge is recorded in other comprehensive income, net of tax, and other assets or other liabilities on the Consolidated Statements of Condition. The ineffective portions of cash flow hedging transactions are included in “other income” in the Consolidated Statements of Income, if material.

 

Accounting for Postretirement Plans. We use a December 31 measurement date to determine the expenses for our postretirement plans and related financial disclosure information. Postretirement plan expense is sensitive to changes in the number of eligible employees (and their related demographics) and to changes in the discount rate and other expected rates, such as medical cost trends rates. As with the computations on plan expense, cash contribution requirements are also sensitive to such changes.

 

Stock-Based Compensation. The fair value of restricted stock and stock options is determined on the date of grant and amortized to compensation expense, with a corresponding increase in common stock, over the longer of the service period or performance period, but in no event beyond an employee’s retirement date. For performance-based restricted stock, we estimate the degree to which performance conditions will be met to determine the number of shares that will vest and the related compensation expense. Compensation expense is adjusted in the period such estimates change. Non-forfeitable dividends, if any, paid on shares of restricted stock are recorded to retained earnings for shares that are expected to vest and to compensation expense for shares that are not expected to vest.

 

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Income Taxes.  We account for income taxes by deferring income taxes based on the estimated future tax effects of differences between the tax and book bases of assets and liabilities considering the provisions of enacted tax laws. These differences result in deferred tax assets and liabilities, which are included in the Consolidated Statements of Condition. We must also assess the likelihood that any deferred tax assets will be recovered from future taxable income and establish a valuation allowance for those assets determined not likely to be recoverable. Judgment is required in determining the amount and timing of recognition of the resulting deferred tax assets and liabilities, including projections of future taxable income. Although we have determined a valuation allowance is not required for all deferred tax assets, there is no guarantee that these assets will be realized. During the second quarter of 2012, the Internal Revenue Service completed its audit for the years ended December 31, 2009 and 2010. There were no major findings that impacted the Company’s second quarter Form 10-Q of 2012. Income tax returns for the year ended December 31, 2011 are open to audit by federal and Maine authorities. If we, as a result of an audit, were assessed interest and penalties, the amounts would be recorded through other non-interest expense.

 

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

 

Executive Overview

 

On April 23, 2012, the Company signed a definitive agreement to acquire 15 Maine branches from Bank of America, National Association.   On July 1, 2012, the Company entered into an agreement to divest the Bank of America Rockland branch, which was required as part of the regulatory approval.  These branch transactions are expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2012, and are expected to result in 38,000 new customer relationships and approximately $350.0 million in core deposits.

 

For the six months ended June 30, 2012:

 

Net income was $13.0 million for the six-month period ended June 30, 2012 compared to $13.4 million for the same period of 2011.  Net income per diluted share decreased to $1.69, compared to $1.75 per diluted share earned during the first six months of 2011. For the first six months of 2012, the Company achieved a return on assets of 1.12%, a return on tangible equity of 14.71%, a net interest margin of 3.44%, and an efficiency ratio of 55.26%. The following were major factors contributing to the results of the first six months of 2012 compared to the same period of 2011:

 

  •   Net interest income on a fully-taxable equivalent basis for the first six months of 2012 decreased $1.5 million, or 4%, compared to the same period in 2011 primarily due to $600,000 in non-recurring loan-related fees received during the second quarter of last year, an $8.4 million reduction in average earning assets, and reduction in our tax equivalent net interest margin of 13 basis points, resulting from the continued low rate environment that has driven asset yields lower.
  •   The provision for credit losses of $1.8 million decreased $249,000 in the first six months of 2012 compared to the same period of 2011 due to lower past due loans and charge-offs and stabilized non-performing assets.
  •   Non-interest income for the first six months of 2012 was $11.0 million, an increase of $858,000, or 8%, over the first six months of 2011, primarily due to securities gains.
  •   Non-interest expense for the first six months of 2012 was $26.9 million, an increase of $341,000, or 1%, over the first six months of 2011.

 

For the three months ended June 30, 2012:

 

Net income for the second quarter of 2012 of $6.4 million decreased $658,000 compared to the three-month period ended June 30, 2011.  Net income per diluted share decreased to $0.83, compared to $0.92 per diluted share earned during the same three months of 2011. For the second quarter of 2012, the Company achieved a return on assets of 1.10%, a return on tangible equity of 14.33%, a net interest margin of 3.40%, and an efficiency ratio of 56.10%.The following were major factors contributing to the results of the second quarter of 2012 compared to the same period of 2011:

 

  Net interest income on a fully-taxable equivalent basis of $18.6 million decreased 6% compared to the same period of 2011.
  The provision for loan losses of $835,000 decreased $135,000 compared to the same period of 2011 as past due loans have declined, non-performing assets remain even and overall credit trends continue to show signs of stabilization.
  Non-interest income of $5.8 million increased $748,000, or 15%, compared to the same period of 2011.
  Non-interest expense of $14.0 million increased $707,000, or 5%, compared to the second quarter of 2011.

 

Financial condition at June 30, 2012 compared to December 31, 2011:

 

  •   Total loans at June 30, 2012 were $1.5 billion, an increase of $22.4 million compared to December 31, 2011. The increase in loan balances was primarily due to growth in the commercial real estate portfolio of $26.4 million related to an increase in lending demand and an increase in the consumer and home equity portfolios of $7.1 million as a result of retail promotions. The residential real estate loan portfolio declined $8.6 million compared to December 31, 2011, primarily due to sales of thirty-year fixed rate mortgages, and the commercial loan portfolio declined $2.6 million since year-end.

 

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  •   Investment securities increased $86.3 million at June 30, 2012 compared to December 31, 2011. During the second quarter of 2012, $75.0 million of securities were purchased as a pre-investment strategy in anticipation of excess cash resulting from the branch acquisition transaction, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2012.
  •   Deposits at June 30, 2012 were $1.6 billion, an increase of $10.5 million, or 1%, compared to December 31, 2011.  The increase in deposit balances was primarily in demand deposits, interest checking, savings and money market accounts partially offset by a decline in retail certificates of deposit and brokered deposits.
  •   Shareholders’ equity increased $7.2 million, or 3%, due to current year earnings and other comprehensive income, in part offset by dividends declared.

 

Net Interest Income

Net interest income, which is the interest earned on loans, securities, and other earning assets, plus loan fees, less the interest paid on interest-bearing deposits and borrowings, is our largest source of revenue and accounts for approximately 77% of total revenues (net interest income and non-interest income). Net interest income is affected by factors including, but not limited to: changes in interest rates, loan and deposit pricing strategies and competitive conditions, the volume and mix of interest-earning assets and interest-bearing liabilities, and the level of non-performing assets.

 

Net interest income was $37.2 million on a fully-taxable equivalent basis for the six months ended June 30, 2012, compared to $38.8 million for the same period of 2011, a decrease of $1.5 million, or 4%. The decrease in net interest income is primarily due to the decline in the net interest margin of 13 basis points to 3.44% for the first six months of 2012 combined with a decrease in average earning assets of $8.4 million. The yield on average interest-earning assets for the first six months of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011 decreased 44 basis points reflecting the impact of cashflow reinvestment from both investment securities and loans at lower interest rates. The average cost of funds for the first six months of 2012 was 1.00%, a decrease of 34 basis points compared to the same period in 2011, as a result of lower interest rates and a favorable shift in the deposit mix to lower cost transaction accounts. Average core deposits (demand deposits, interest checking, savings, and money market accounts) increased $112.8 million, or 12%, compared to the first six months of 2011. Average balances on retail certificates of deposit declined $66.7 million and wholesale borrowings decreased $71.6 million.

 

The following table presents, for the periods noted, average balances, interest income, interest expense, and the corresponding average yields earned and rates paid, as well as net interest income, net interest rate spread and net interest margin:  

 

Average Balance, Interest and Yield/Rate Analysis

 

   Six Months Ended
June 30, 2012
   Six Months Ended
June 30, 2011
 
(Dollars in Thousands)  Average
Balance
   Interest   Yield/
Rate
   Average
Balance
   Interest   Yield/
Rate
 
ASSETS                              
Interest-earning assets:                              
Securities – taxable  $588,892   $8,329    2.83%  $576,887   $9,873    3.42%
Securities – nontaxable (1)   38,863    1,109    5.71%   46,862    1,380    5.89%
Trading account assets   2,189    10    0.88%   2,260    9    0.82%
Loans (1)(2) :                              
Residential real estate   576,442    14,010    4.86%   595,625    15,356    5.16%
Commercial real estate   483,639    12,123    4.96%   465,478    12,955    5.54%
Commercial   168,903    4,028    4.72%   177,412    4,633    5.19%
Municipal   13,540    347    5.16%   19,202    458    4.81%
Consumer   284,076    6,316    4.47%   281,229    6,484    4.65%
Total loans   1,526,600    36,824    4.81%   1,538,946    39,886    5.18%
Total interest-earning assets   2,156,544    46,272    4.28%   2,164,955    51,148    4.72%
Cash and due from banks   36,095              25,580           
Other assets   154,375              157,123           
Less: allowance for loan losses   (23,189)             (22,735)          
Total assets  $2,323,825             $2,324,923           
LIABILITIES & SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY                              
Interest-bearing liabilities:                              
Interest checking accounts  $278,144    155    0.11%  $240,827    278    0.23%
Savings accounts   184,900    181    0.20%   167,590    206    0.25%
Money market accounts   353,088    1,056    0.60%   324,516    1,187    0.74%
Certificates of deposit   384,630    2,598    1.36%   451,345    3,344    1.49%
Total retail deposits   1,200,762    3,990    0.67%   1,184,278    5,015    0.85%
Brokered deposits   130,248    938    1.45%   119,043    963    1.63%
Junior subordinated debentures   43,743    1,270    5.84%   43,641    1,351    6.24%
Borrowings   433,562    2,827    1.31%   516,427    5,054    1.97%
Total wholesale funding   607,553    5,035    1.67%   679,111    7,368    2.19%
Total interest-bearing liabilities   1,808,315    9,025    1.00%   1,863,389    12,383    1.34%
Demand deposits   259,360              229,743           
Other liabilities   33,638              21,829           
Shareholders’ equity   222,512              209,962           
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity  $2,323,825             $2,324,923           
Net interest income (fully-taxable equivalent)        37,247              38,765      
Less: fully-taxable equivalent adjustment        (510)             (643)     
Net interest income       $36,737             $38,122      
Net interest rate spread (fully-taxable equivalent)             3.28%             3.38%
Net interest margin (fully-taxable equivalent)             3.44%             3.57%

 

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  (1) Reported on tax-equivalent basis calculated using a rate of 35%.
  (2) Loans held for sale and non-accrual loans are included in total average loans.

 

Provision and Allowance for Loan Losses

The provision for loan losses is a recorded expense determined by management that adjusts the allowance for loan losses to a level, which, in management’s best estimate, is necessary to absorb probable losses within the existing loan portfolio. The provision for loan losses reflects loan quality trends, including, among other factors, the levels of and trends related to non-accrual loans, past due loans, potential problem loans, criticized loans, net charge-offs or recoveries and growth in the loan portfolio. Accordingly, the amount of the provision reflects both the necessary increases in the allowance for loan losses related to newly identified criticized loans, as well as the actions taken related to other loans including, among other things, any necessary increases or decreases in required allowances for specific loans or loan pools. The provision for loan losses for the six months ended June 30, 2012 totaled $1.8 million, compared with $2.1 million for the same period of 2011. Please see the caption “Financial Condition— Asset Quality” below for additional discussion regarding the allowance for loan losses.

 

Non-Interest Income

Non-interest income represented 22% and 21% of total revenues (net interest income and non-interest income), before net securities gains, losses and OTTI, for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Non-interest income of $11.0 million for the six-month period ended June 30, 2012 increased by $858,000, or 8%, compared to $10.1 million for the six-month period ended June 30, 2011. The following table presents the components of non-interest income:

 

   Three Months Ended
June 30,
   Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
   2012   2011   2012   2011 
Income from fiduciary services  $1,289   $1,439   $2,728   $2,986 
Service charges on deposit accounts   1,315    1,352    2,471    2,583 
Other service charges and fees   956    943    1,801    1,813 
Bank-owned life insurance   342    335    681    874 
Brokerage and insurance commissions   410    385    749    743 
Mortgage banking income   132    52    468    132 
Net gain on sale of securities   751    53    901    20 
Other income   559    474    1,212    1,000 
Non-interest income before other-than-temporary impairment of securities   5,754    5,033    11,011    10,151 
Other-than-temporary impairment of securities       (27)   (29)   (27)
Total non-interest income  $5,754   $5,006   $10,982   $10,124 

 

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The significant changes in non-interest income for the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to the same period of 2011 include:

 

  Increase in net gain on sale of securities of $881,000 primarily due to the sale of Freddie Mac preferred stock and several mortgage-backed securities.

 

  Increase in mortgage banking income of $336,000 primarily due to the increased sales of thirty-year fixed rate mortgages.

 

  Decrease in income from fiduciary services of $258,000 associated with the sale of the employee benefits portion of our financial services business line.

 

  Increase in other income of $212,000 primarily due to the expansion of our loan servicing business, which resulted in an increase of $134,000 in fee income and $83,000 fee related to a commercial loan interest rate swap.

 

Non-interest income for the three-month periods ended June 30, 2012 and 2011 totaled $5.8 million and $5.0 million, respectively.  The significant changes between these periods include:

 

  Increase in gain on sale of securities of $698,000 related to the sale of Freddie Mac preferred stock.

 

  Increase in other income associated with an $83,000 fee related to a commercial loan interest rate swap.

 

Non-Interest Expenses

Non-interest expenses increased $341,000, or 1%, for the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to the same period of 2011. The following table presents the components of non-interest expense:

 

   Three Months Ended
June 30,
   Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
   2012   2011   2012   2011 
Salaries and employee benefits  $6,972   $7,114   $13,880   $13,965 
Furniture, equipment and data processing   1,295    1,169    2,518    2,369 
Net occupancy   1,020    956    2,131    2,016 
OREO and collection costs   497    415    1,123    906 
Regulatory assessments   432    402    867    1,105 
Consulting and professional fees   608    868    1,098    1,542 
Amortization of intangible assets   145    145    289    289 
Other expenses   3,010    2,203    4,992    4,365 
Total non-interest expenses  $13,979   $13,272   $26,898   $26,557 

 

The significant changes in non-interest expense for the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to the same period of 2011 include:

 

  Increase in other expenses of $627,000 primarily due to a prepayment fee on wholesale borrowings of $728,000 as a result of the refinancing of $10.0 million of wholesale borrowings that had an average cost of 3.35% into lower cost short-term funds.

 

  Decrease in consulting and professional fees of $444,000 compared to the first six months of 2011 primarily due to 2011 including a consulting review of business processes and legal costs associated with litigation.  In addition, the sale of the employee benefits portion of our financial services business line in 2012 resulted in lower professional fees.

 

  Decrease in regulatory assessments of $238,000 resulting from a decrease in the FDIC deposit assessment rate during the second quarter of 2011 as a result of the change in the assessment base from deposits to assets minus tangible equity.

 

The significant changes in non-interest expense for the three months ended June 30, 2012 compared to 2011 include:

 

  Increase in other expenses of $807,000 primarily due to the prepayment penalty on wholesale borrowings of $728,000.

 

  Decrease in consulting and professional fees of $260,000 primarily due to an in-depth consulting review of business processes during the second quarter of 2011.

 

  Decrease in salaries and employee benefits of $142,000 primarily due to lower employee incentive compensation accruals during the second quarter of 2012 compared to the same period last year, based on year-to-date financial performance compared to benchmarks set by the board of directors.

 

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FINANCIAL CONDITION

 

Overview

Total assets at June 30, 2012 were $2.4 billion, an increase of $101.1 million from December 31, 2011. The increase was due to growth in the investment portfolio of $86.3 million and growth in the commercial real estate, home equity and consumer loan portfolios of $33.5 million, partially offset by a decline in the residential real estate and commercial portfolios of $11.1 million. Total liabilities increased $93.9 million as Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) advances increased $114.8 million and total deposits increased $10.5 million, partially offset by a decline in other borrowed funds of $43.2 million. Total shareholders’ equity increased $7.2 million, which was a result of current year earnings and other comprehensive income, partially offset by dividends declared to shareholders.

 

During the first six months of 2012, average assets of $2.3 billion decreased $1.1 million, compared to the same period in 2011.  This decrease was primarily the result of a decline in average loans of $12.3 million, partially offset by an increase in average cash and due from banks and average investments of $10.5 million and $3.9 million, respectively. Average interest bearing liabilities decreased $55.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to the same period of 2011, primarily due to a decrease in average wholesale funding of $71.6 million and retail certificates of deposit of $66.7 million, partially offset by an increase in core deposits (demand deposits, interest checking, savings, and money market accounts) of $112.8 million.

 

Investment Securities

Investments in securities of U.S. government sponsored enterprises, states and political subdivisions, mortgage-backed securities, FHLB and Federal Reserve Bank (“FRB”) stock, investment grade corporate bonds and equities are used to diversify our revenues, to provide interest rate and credit risk diversification and to provide for liquidity and funding needs. Total investment security balances at June 30, 2012 of $698.3 million increased $86.3 million, or 14%, from December 31, 2011.

 

Unrealized gains or losses on securities classified as available-for-sale (“AFS”) are recorded as adjustments to shareholders’ equity, net of related deferred income taxes and are a component of other comprehensive income in the Consolidated Statement of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity. At June 30, 2012, we had $12.1 million of unrealized gains on AFS securities, net of deferred taxes, compared to $11.1 million of unrealized gains, net of deferred taxes, at December 31, 2011.

 

Within our AFS portfolio, we hold senior tranches of non-agency collateralized mortgage obligations (“CMOs”), which were rated Triple-A by Moody’s, Standard and Poor’s, and/or Fitch at the time of purchase. At June 30, 2012, seven of our CMOs were non-investment grade, had fair values of $9.3 million, and unrealized losses of $1.6 million. Management believes the unrealized losses for the CMOs are primarily a reflection of the lack of liquidity in the market and do not reflect the credit quality. The Bank evaluates the unrealized losses within its portfolio each quarter to determine if the impairment is other-than-temporary.

 

Included in the analyses is a base case scenario as well as several stress tests scenarios, which determine expected cash flows and forecast potential losses. Stress tests are performed monthly on the higher risk bonds using current statistical data to determine expected cash flows and forecast potential losses. Information on the securities is derived from the Bloomberg and FTM models. These analyses allow the Bank to track loan data, performance data for the individual tranche and the entire issue and prepayment history. The base case uses both current data and historical performance and provides a basis for determining if a credit loss is projected during the life of the bond. Inputs in the base case are modified when deemed appropriate to better reflect future expected cash flows. Based on the results of this analysis, the Company did not record any OTTI write-down during the second quarter of 2012.

 

Federal Home Loan Bank Stock

We are required to maintain a level of investment in FHLB of Boston (“FHLBB”) stock based on the level of our FHLBB advances. As of June 30, 2012, our investment in FHLBB stock totaled $20.1 million. No market exists for shares of the FHLBB.  FHLBB stock may be redeemed at par value five years following termination of FHLBB membership, subject to limitations or restrictions that may be imposed by the FHLBB or its regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency, to maintain capital adequacy of the FHLBB. While we currently have no intention to terminate our FHLBB membership, the ability to redeem our investment in FHLBB stock would be subject to the conditions imposed by the FHLBB. During the first quarter of 2012, the FHLBB announced they would repurchase a targeted amount of members’ excess capital stock. This was the first such repurchase since the FHLBB’s moratorium was established and they indicated this will be the only such repurchase it intends to make in 2012. As a result, $928,000 of FHLBB stock was repurchased from the Company in March 2012.

 

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Loans

We provide loans primarily to customers located within our geographic market area. At June 30, 2012, total loans of $1.5 billion (excluding loans held-for-sale) increased $22.4 million from December 31, 2011, primarily related to the increase in commercial real estate loan portfolio of $26.4 million and consumer loan portfolio of $7.1 million, partially offset by a decrease in the residential real estate portfolio of $8.6 million due to the sale of thirty-year fixed rate mortgages and a decline in commercial loans of $2.6 million.

 

Asset Quality

Non-Performing Assets.  Non-performing assets include non-accrual loans, accruing loans 90 days or more past due, renegotiated loans and property acquired through foreclosure or repossession.

 

The following table sets forth the amount of our non-performing assets as of the dates indicated:

 

   June 30,   December 31, 
(Dollars in Thousands)  2012   2011 
Non-accrual loans          
Residential real estate  $10,349   $9,503 
Commercial real estate   7,362    7,830 
Commercial   4,687    3,955 
Consumer   1,912    2,822 
Total non-accrual loans   24,310    24,110 
Accruing loans past due 90 days   562    236 
Renegotiated loans not included above   3,177    3,276 
Total non-performing loans   28,049    27,622 
Other real estate owned   1,697    1,682 
Total non-performing assets  $29,746   $29,304 
Non-performing loans to total loans   1.83%   1.82%
Allowance for credit losses to non-performing loans   83.09%   83.38%
Non-performing assets to total assets   1.24%   1.27%
Allowance for credit losses to non-performing assets   78.35%   78.59%

 

Potential Problem Loans. Potential problem loans consist of classified accruing commercial and commercial real estate loans that were between 30 and 89 days past due. Such loans are characterized by weaknesses in the financial condition of borrowers or collateral deficiencies. Based on historical experience, the credit quality of some of these loans may improve due to changes in collateral values or the financial condition of the borrowers, while the credit quality of other loans may deteriorate, resulting in some amount of loss. These loans are not included in the above analysis of non-accrual loans. At June 30, 2012, potential problem loans amounted to approximately $1.5 million, or 0.10% of total loans, compared to $1.6 million, or 0.11% of total loans, at December 31, 2011.

 

Past Due Loans. Past due loans consist of accruing loans that were between 30 and 89 days past due. The following table sets forth information concerning the past due loans at the date indicated:

 

   June 30,   December 31, 
(Dollars in Thousands)  2012   2011 
Loans 30-89 days past due:          
Residential real estate  $780   $2,429 
Commercial real estate   2,122    2,107 
Commercial   762    911 
Consumer   310    1,793 
Total loans 30-89 days past due  $3,974   $7,240 
           
Loans 30-89 days past due to total loans   0.26%   0.48%

 

Allowance for Loan Losses. We use a methodology to systematically measure the amount of estimated loan loss exposure inherent in the loan portfolio for purposes of establishing a sufficient ALL. The ALL is management’s best estimate of the probable loan losses as of the balance sheet date. The allowance is increased by provisions charged to earnings and by recoveries of amounts previously charged-off, and is reduced by charge-offs on loans. During the first six months of 2012, there were no significant changes to the allowance assessment methodology.

 

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The following table sets forth information concerning the activity in our ALL during the periods indicated.

 

   Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
(Dollars in Thousands)  2012   2011 
Allowance for loan losses at the beginning of the period  $23,011   $22,293 
Provision for loan losses   1,817    2,083 
Charge-offs:          
Residential real estate   446    797 
Commercial real estate   209    325 
Commercial   416    755 
Consumer   879    140 
Total loan charge-offs   1,950    2,017 
           
Recoveries:          
Residential real estate   68    113 
Commercial real estate   166    183 
Commercial   120    156 
Consumer   30    178 
Total loan recoveries   384    630 
Net charge-offs   (1,566)   (1,387)
Allowance  for loan losses at the end of the period  $23,262   $22,989 
           
Components of allowance for credit losses:          
Allowance for loan losses  $23,262   $22,989 
Liability for unfunded credit commitments   43    31 
Balance of allowance for credit losses at end of the period  $23,305   $23,020 
Average loans outstanding  $1,526,600   $1,538,946 
           
Net charge-offs (annualized) to average loans outstanding   0.21%   0.18%
Provision for credit losses (annualized) to average loans outstanding   0.24%   0.27%
Allowance for credit losses to total loans   1.52%   1.48%
Allowance for credit losses to net charge-offs (annualized)   744.29%   830.39%
Allowance for credit losses to non-performing loans   83.09%   92.22%
Allowance for credit losses to non-performing assets   78.35%   85.97%

 

During the first six months of 2012, the Company provided $1.8 million of expense to the ALL compared to $2.1 million for the same period in 2011. The determination of an appropriate level of ALL, and subsequent provision for loan losses, which affects earnings, is based on our analysis of various economic factors and our review of the loan portfolio, which may change due to numerous factors including, but not limited to, loan growth, payoffs of lower quality loans, recoveries on previously charged-off loans, improvement in the financial condition of the borrowers, risk rating downgrades/upgrades and charge-offs. We utilize a comprehensive approach toward determining the ALL, which includes an expanded risk rating system to assist us in identifying the risks being undertaken, as well as migration within the overall loan portfolio. The decrease in the provision for loan losses was primarily a result of stabilized asset quality ratios. Non-performing assets as a percentage of total assets decreased to 1.24% at June 30, 2012 compared to 1.27% at December 31, 2011, but was higher than the June 30, 2011 level of 1.15% as a result of an increase in non-accrual loans. Our local economy continues to experience a decline in retail sales, sustained unemployment, and an overall decline in real estate values. We believe the ALL of $23.3 million, or 1.52% of total loans outstanding and 83.09% of total non-performing loans at June 30, 2012, was appropriate given the current economic conditions in our service area and the condition of the loan portfolio. If conditions continue to deteriorate, however, the provision will likely be increased. The ALL was 1.48% of total loans outstanding and 92.22% of total non-performing loans at June 30, 2011, and 1.52% of total loans outstanding and 83.38% of total non-performing loans at December 31, 2011.

 

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

 

Total liabilities increased $93.9 million, or 5%, since December 31, 2011, to $2.2 billion at June 30, 2012.  Total deposits, including brokered deposits, increased $10.5 million since December 31, 2011, due to increases in demand deposits, interest checking, savings and money market balances of $45.0 million, offset by decreases in retail certificates of deposit of $22.4 million and brokered deposits of $12.0 million. Borrowings increased $71.6 million, which was comprised of $114.8 million increase in short-term advances from the FHLB, partially offset by a decrease in other borrowings of $43.2 million, related to a reduction in overnight funding and repurchase agreements.

 

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Total shareholders’ equity increased $7.2 million, or 3%, since December 31, 2011, which was primarily a result of current year earnings of $13.0 million, and an increase in other comprehensive income of $254,000, offset by dividends declared to shareholders of $3.9 million.

 

The following table presents certain information regarding shareholders’ equity as of or for the periods indicated:

 

   As of or For the   As of or For the 
   Six Months Ended   Year Ended 
   June 30, 2012   December 31, 2011 
Return on average equity   11.74%   12.16%
Average equity to average assets   9.58%   9.32%
Dividend payout ratio   29.60%   44.05%
Dividends declared per share  $0.50   $1.50 
Book value per share   29.67    28.56 

 

LIQUIDITY

 

Our liquidity needs require the availability of cash to meet the withdrawal demands of depositors and credit commitments to borrowers. Liquidity is defined as our ability to maintain availability of funds to meet customer needs, as well as to support our asset base. The primary objective of liquidity management is to maintain a balance between sources and uses of funds to meet our cash flow needs in the most economical and expedient manner. Due to the potential for unexpected fluctuations in both deposits and loans, active management of liquidity is necessary. We maintain various sources of funding and levels of liquid assets in excess of regulatory guidelines in order to satisfy their varied liquidity demands. We monitor liquidity in accordance with internal guidelines and all applicable regulatory requirements. As of June 30, 2012 and 2011, our level of liquidity exceeded target levels. We believe that we currently have appropriate liquidity available to respond to liquidity demands. Sources of funds that we utilize consist of deposits, borrowings from the FHLBB and other sources, cash flows from operations, prepayments and maturities of outstanding loans, investments and mortgage-backed securities and the sales of mortgage loans.

 

Deposits continue to represent our primary source of funds. For the first six months of 2012, average deposits (including brokered deposits) of $1.6 billion increased $57.3 million compared to the same period in 2011. Comparing average deposits for the first six months of 2012 to the same period of 2011, we experienced growth in the average balances of money market accounts of $28.6 million, interest checking accounts of $37.3 million, demand deposits of $29.6 million, savings accounts of $17.3 million, and brokered deposits of $11.2 million, while average retail certificate of deposit balances declined $66.7 million. Included in the money market and interest checking deposit categories are deposits from our wealth management subsidiary, Acadia Trust, N.A., which represent client funds. The deposits in the Acadia Trust, N.A. client accounts, which totaled $86.8 million at June 30, 2012, fluctuate with changes in the portfolios of the clients of Acadia Trust, N.A. The movement from retail certificates of deposit to other core deposit categories reflects customers continuing shift to more liquid deposit instruments given the current low interest rate environment.

 

Borrowings are used to supplement deposits as a source of liquidity. In addition to borrowings from the FHLBB, we purchase federal funds and sell securities under agreements to repurchase. Average borrowings and long-term debt for the first six months of 2012 were $477.3 million, a decrease of $82.8 million, or 15%, from 2011. We secure borrowings from the FHLBB, whose advances remain the largest non-deposit-related funding source, with qualified residential real estate loans, certain investment securities and certain other assets available to be pledged. The carrying value of loans pledged as collateral at the FHLBB was $667.2 million and $689.1 million at June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. The carrying value of securities pledged as collateral at the FHLBB was $7.8 million and $10.0 million at June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Through the Bank, we have an available line of credit with the FHLBB of $9.9 million at June 30, 2012 and 2011. We had no outstanding balance on the line of credit with the FHLBB at June 30, 2012. Long-term borrowings represent securities sold under repurchase agreements with major brokerage firms and a note payable with a maturity date over one year. Both wholesale and retail repurchase agreements are secured by mortgage-backed securities and government sponsored enterprises. The Company has $10.0 million in other lines of credit with a maturity date of December 20, 2012. We had no outstanding balance on these lines of credit at June 30, 2012.

 

We believe the investment portfolio and residential loan portfolio provide a significant amount of contingent liquidity that could be accessed in a reasonable time period through sales of those portfolios. We also believe that we have additional untapped access to the brokered deposit market, commercial reverse repurchase transaction market and the FRB discount window. These sources are considered as liquidity alternatives in our contingent liquidity plan. We believe that the level of liquidity is sufficient to meet current and future funding requirements; however, changes in economic conditions, including consumer saving habits and the availability or access to the national brokered deposit and commercial repurchase markets, could significantly impact our liquidity position.

 

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CAPITAL RESOURCES

Under FRB guidelines, we are required to maintain capital based on risk-adjusted assets. These capital requirements represent quantitative measures of our assets, liabilities and certain off-balance sheet items as calculated under regulatory accounting practices. Our capital classification is also subject to qualitative judgments by our regulators about components, risk weightings and other factors. Quantitative measures established by regulation to ensure capital adequacy require us to maintain minimum amounts and ratios of total and Tier 1 capital (as defined in the applicable regulations) to risk-weighted assets (as defined in the applicable regulations), and of Tier 1 capital to average assets (as defined in the applicable regulations). These guidelines apply to us on a consolidated basis. Under the current guidelines, banking organizations must maintain a risk-based capital ratio of 8.0%, of which at least 4.0% must be in the form of core capital (as defined in the applicable regulations). In addition to risk-based capital requirements, the FRB requires bank holding companies to maintain a minimum leverage capital ratio of core capital to total assets of 4.0%. Total assets for this purpose do not include goodwill and any other intangible assets and investments that the FRB determines should be deducted. Our risk-based ratios, and those of the Bank, exceeded regulatory guidelines at June 30, 2012, December 31, 2011 and June 30, 2011. The following table presents our regulatory capital ratios at the periods indicated:

 

   June 30,   December 31,   June 30, 
   2012   2011   2011 
Tier 1 capital to risk   14.97%   14.69%   14.19%
Total capital to risk   16.22%   15.95%   15.45%
Tier 1 leverage capital ratio   9.64%   9.59%   9.13%

 

Although the junior subordinated debentures are recorded as a liability on our Consolidated Statements of Condition, we are permitted, in accordance with regulatory guidelines, to include, subject to certain limits, the trust preferred securities in our calculation of risk-based capital. At June 30, 2012, $43.0 million of the trust preferred securities was included in Tier 1 and total risk-based capital.

 

As part of our goal to operate a safe, sound and profitable financial organization, we are committed to maintaining a strong capital base. Shareholders’ equity totaled $226.1 million, $218.9 million and $218.2 million at June 30, 2012, December 31, 2011 and June 30, 2011, respectively, which amounted to 9.4% of total assets at both June 30, 2012 and 2011, and 9.5% of total assets at December 31, 2011. Total shareholders’ equity increased $7.8 million, or 4%, from June 30, 2011 and $7.2 million, or 3%, from December 31, 2011, which was a result of earnings and an increase in other comprehensive income partially offset by dividends declared to shareholders.

 

Our principal cash requirement is the payment of dividends on our common stock, as and when declared by the board of directors. We paid dividends to shareholders in the aggregate amount of $3.9 million for both of the six-month periods ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Our board of directors approves cash dividends on a quarterly basis after careful analysis and consideration of various factors, including the following: a) capital position relative to total assets, b) risk-based assets, c) total classified assets, d) economic conditions, e) growth rates for total assets and total liabilities, f) earnings performance and projections and g) strategic initiatives and related capital requirements. All dividends declared and distributed by the Company will be in compliance with applicable state corporate law and regulatory requirements.

 

We are primarily dependent upon the payment of cash dividends by our subsidiaries to service our commitments. We, as the sole shareholder of our subsidiaries, are entitled to dividends, when and as declared by each subsidiary’s board of directors from legally available funds.  The Bank declared dividends in the aggregate amount of $6.5 million for the first six months of 2012 and $6.0 million for the same period in 2011. Under regulations prescribed by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (the “OCC”), without prior OCC approval, the Bank may not declare dividends in any year in excess of the Bank’s (i) net income for the current year, (ii) plus its retained net income for the prior two years. If we are required to use dividends from the Bank to service unforeseen commitments in the future, we may be required to reduce the dividends paid to our shareholders going forward.

 

On September 27, 2011, the board of directors authorized the 2011 Common Stock Repurchase Program (“2011 Plan”) for the repurchase of up to 500,000 shares, or approximately 6.5% of the Company's outstanding common stock. Under the 2011 Plan, the Company has repurchased 78,824 shares of common stock at an average price of $31.53. The 2011 Plan will expire on October 1, 2012.

 

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CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS AND COMMITMENTS

 

In the normal course of business, we are a party to credit related financial instruments with off-balance sheet risk, which are not reflected in the Consolidated Statements of Condition. These financial instruments include lending commitments and letters of credit. Those instruments involve varying degrees of credit risk in excess of the amount recognized in the Consolidated Statements of Condition. We follow the same credit policies in making commitments to extend credit and conditional obligations as we do for on-balance sheet instruments, including requiring similar collateral or other security to support financial instruments with credit risk. Our exposure to credit loss in the event of nonperformance by the customer is represented by the contractual amount of those instruments. Since many of the commitments are expected to expire without being drawn upon, the total amount does not necessarily represent future cash requirements. At June 30, 2012, we had the following levels of commitments to extend credit:

 

   Total Amount   Commitment Expires in: 
(Dollars in Thousand)  Committed   <1 Year   1 – 3 Years   4 – 5 Years   >5 Years 
Letters of Credit  $1,533    1,533   $   $   $ 
Commercial Commitment Letters   15,570    15,570             
Residential Loan Origination   1,030    1,030             
Home Equity Line of Credit Commitments   256,489    77,021    5,505    989    172,974 
Other Commitments to Extend Credit   3,491    3,491             
Total  $278,113   $98,645   $5,505   $989   $172,974 

 

We are a party to several off-balance sheet contractual obligations through lease agreements on a number of branch facilities. We have an obligation and commitment to make future payments under these contracts. At June 30, 2012, we had the following levels of contractual obligations:

 

   Total Amount   Payments Due per Period 
(Dollars in Thousands)  of Obligations   <1 Year   1 – 3 Years   4 – 5 Years   >5 Years 
Operating Leases  $2,621   $534   $778   $532   $777 
Capital Leases   1,128    56    119    128    825(a)
Federal Funds – Overnight   24,675    24,675             
FHLBB Borrowings – Advances   251,613    160,398    40,000    51,215     
Commercial Repurchase Agreements   66,210    36,000        30,210     
Other Borrowed Funds   140,227    140,227             
Junior Subordinated Debentures   43,768                43,768 
Note Payable   192    147    45         
Other Contractual Obligations   375    375             
Total  $530,809   $362,412   $40,942   $82,085   $45,370 

 

  (a) Excludes contingent rentals, which are based on the Consumer Price Index and reset every five years. Total contingent rentals for year one through year five are $27,000.

 

Borrowings from the FHLBB consist of short- and long-term fixed- and variable-rate borrowings and are collateralized by all stock in the FHLBB and a blanket lien on qualified collateral consisting primarily of loans with first mortgages secured by one- to four-family properties, certain pledged investment securities and other qualified assets. Other borrowed funds include federal funds purchased and securities sold under repurchase agreements. We have an obligation and commitment to repay all borrowings and debentures. These commitments, borrowings, junior subordinated debentures and the related payments are made during the normal course of business.

 

We may use derivative instruments as partial hedges against large fluctuations in interest rates. We may also use fixed-rate interest rate swap and floor instruments to partially hedge against potentially lower yields on the variable prime rate loan category in a declining rate environment. If rates were to decline, resulting in reduced income on the adjustable rate loans, there would be an increased income flow from the interest rate swap and floor instruments. We may also use variable-rate interest rate swap and cap instruments to partially hedge against increases in short-term borrowing rates. If rates were to rise, resulting in an increased interest cost, there would be an increased income flow from the interest rate swap and cap instruments. These financial instruments are factored into our overall interest rate risk position. We regularly review the credit quality of the counterparty from which the instruments have been purchased. At June 30, 2012, the Company had five interest rate swaps, three with a notional amount of $10.0 million, one with a notional amount of $8.0 million, and one with a notional amount of $5.0 million, related to the junior subordinated debentures, expiring on June 30, 2021, June 30, 2029, June 30, 2030, July 7, 2031, and March 30, 2031, respectively.

 

At June 30, 2012, the Company had a notional amount of $8.2 million in interest rate swap agreements with commercial customers and equal notional amount with a dealer bank related to the Company’s commercial loan level derivative program. This program allows the Company to retain variable-rate commercial loans while allowing the customer to synthetically fix the loan rate by entering into a variable-to-fixed interest rate swap. It is anticipated that, over time, customer interest rate derivatives will reduce the interest rate risk inherent in the longer-term, fixed-rate commercial business.

 

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ITEM 3.  QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURE

ABOUT MARKET RISK

 

MARKET RISK

 

Market risk is the risk of loss in a financial instrument arising from adverse changes in market rates/prices, such as interest rates, foreign currency exchange rates, commodity prices and equity prices. Our primary market risk exposure is interest rate risk. The ongoing monitoring and management of this risk is an important component of our asset/liability management process, which is governed by policies established by the Bank’s board of directors, and are reviewed and approved annually. The board of directors’ Asset/Liability Committee (“Board ALCO”) delegates responsibility for carrying out the asset/liability management policies to the Management Asset/Liability Committee (“Management ALCO”). In this capacity, Management ALCO develops guidelines and strategies impacting our asset/liability management-related activities based upon estimated market risk sensitivity, policy limits and overall market interest rate levels/trends. Management ALCO and Board ALCO jointly meet on a quarterly basis to review strategies, policies, economic conditions and various activities as part of the management of these risks.

 

Interest Rate Risk

Interest rate risk represents the sensitivity of earnings to changes in market interest rates. As interest rates change, the interest income and expense streams associated with our financial instruments also change, thereby impacting net interest income (“NII”), the primary component of our earnings. Board and Management ALCO utilize the results of a detailed and dynamic simulation model to quantify the estimated exposure of NII to sustained interest rate changes. While Board and Management ALCO routinely monitor simulated NII sensitivity over a rolling two-year horizon, they also utilize additional tools to monitor potential longer-term interest rate risk.

 

The simulation model captures the impact of changing interest rates on the interest income received and interest expense paid on all interest-earning assets and interest-bearing liabilities reflected on our Consolidated Statements of Condition, as well as for derivative financial instruments, if any. None of the assets used in the simulation were held for trading purposes. This sensitivity analysis is compared to ALCO policy limits, which specify a maximum tolerance level for NII exposure over a one-year horizon, assuming no balance sheet growth, given a 200 basis point (“bp”) upward and 200 bp downward shift in interest rates. Although our policy specifies a downward shift of 200 bp, this could result in negative rates as many benchmark rates are currently below 2.00%. A parallel and pro rata shift in rates over a 12-month period is assumed. Using this approach, we are able to produce reports that illustrate the effect that both a gradual change of rates (Year 1) and a “rate shock” (Year 2 and beyond) have on margin expectations. In the down 100 bp scenario, Federal Funds and Treasury yields are floored at .01% while Prime is floored at 3.00%. All other market rates are floored at 0.25%.

 

During the first six months of 2012 and 2011, our NII sensitivity analysis reflected the following changes to NII assuming no balance sheet growth and a parallel shift in interest rates over a one-year horizon. All rate changes were “ramped” over the first 12-month period and then maintained at those levels over the remainder of the ALCO simulation horizon.

 

   Estimated Changes in NII 
Rate Change from Year 1 – Base  June 30, 2012   June 30, 2011 
Year 1          
+400 bp   (2.87)%   (2.04)%
+200 bp   (2.87)%   (2.00)%
-100 bp   (0.16)%   (0.22)%
Year 2          
+400 bp   (6.99)%   (2.63)%
+200 bp   (5.34)%   (1.53)%
-100 bp   (8.81)%   (4.52)%

 

The preceding sensitivity analysis does not represent a forecast and should not be relied upon as being indicative of expected operating results. These hypothetical estimates are based upon numerous assumptions including, among others, the nature and timing of interest rate levels, yield curve shape, prepayments on loans and securities, deposit decay rates, pricing decisions on loans and deposits and reinvestment/replacement of asset and liability cash flows. While assumptions are developed based upon current economic and local market conditions, we cannot make any assurances as to the predictive nature of these assumptions, including how customer preferences or competitor influences might change.

 

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The most significant factors affecting the changes in market risk exposure during the first six months of 2012 was the accumulation of longer term assets funded primarily with shorter-term borrowings plus the continued repricing/replacement of assets cashflows at today’s lower rate levels at a faster pace than the decline in overall funding costs. If rates remain at or near current levels and the balance sheet mix remains similar, net interest income is projected to trend downward as the continual low rate environment drives asset yields lower with insufficient offsets from funding cost reductions. If rates decline further, resulting in a flattening of the yield curve, net interest income remains close to the current level over the first year as funding cost reductions and assumed loan floors help keep net interest income near current levels. Thereafter, net interest income declines as assets reprice/replace at a faster pace into the lower rate environment driven by prepayments on mortgage-related assets, while additional reductions to funding costs are negligible. In a rising interest rate environment, with a parallel yield curve shift, initial pressure on net interest income is projected into the second year, which is attributable to the larger short-term funding position that resets up quickly, while asset yield improvements are lagged due to the more fixed rate and intermediate term repricing nature of the asset base. As funding maturities slow and asset cashflows continue to reset upwards, net interest income improves and trends higher over the remainder of the five year simulation. If the yield curve were to flatten as rates rise, near-term net interest income exposure is projected to increase and lengthen the recovery period. Greater benefit to net interest income is expected over the longer term simulation.

 

Periodically, if deemed appropriate, we use interest rate swaps, floors and caps, which are common derivative financial instruments, to hedge our interest rate risk position. The board of directors has approved hedging policy statements governing the use of these instruments. As of June 30, 2012, we had a notional principal amount of $43.0 million in interest rate swap agreements related to the junior subordinated debentures, and $8.2 million interest rate swaps related to the Company’s commercial loan level derivative program. The Board and Management ALCO monitor derivative activities relative to their expectations and our hedging policies.

 

ITEM 4.  CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

 

As required by Rule 13a-15 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), the Company’s management conducted an evaluation with the participation of the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial & Accounting Officer), regarding the effectiveness of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the last fiscal quarter covered by this report.  In designing and evaluating the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures, the Company and its management recognize that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only a reasonable assurance of achieving the desired control objectives, and management necessarily was required to apply its judgment in evaluating and implementing possible controls and procedures.  Based upon that evaluation, the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer (Principal Financial & Accounting Officer) concluded that they believe the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures are effective to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports it files or submits under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms.

 

There was no change in the internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company's internal control over financial reporting.

 

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PART II.  OTHER INFORMATION

 

ITEM 1.  LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

 

In the normal course of business, the Company and its subsidiaries are subject to pending and threatened legal actions. Although the Company is not able to predict the outcome of such actions, after reviewing pending and threatened actions with counsel, management believes that based on the information currently available the outcome of such actions, individually or in the aggregate, will not have a material adverse effect on the Company’s consolidated financial position as a whole.

 

ITEM 1A.  RISK FACTORS

 

There have been no material changes in the Risk Factors described in Item 1A. of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.

 

ITEM 2.   UNREGISTERED SALES OF EQUITY SECURITIES AND USE OF PROCEEDS

 

The following table provides information as of and for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 regarding shares of common stock of the Corporation that were repurchased.

 

Period  Total number
of shares
purchased
   Average
price paid
per share
   Total number of shares
purchased as part of
publically announced
plans or programs
  

Maximum number 

of shares
that may yet be
purchased under the
plans or programs (3)

 
Purchases of Equity Securities (1) (2)                    
4/1/2012 to 4/30/2012      $         
5/1/2012 to 5/31/2012   580    31.43    580    486,176 
6/1/2012 to 6/30/2012   65,000    31.98    65,000    421,176 
Total Purchases of Equity Securities   65,580   $31.98    65,580    421,176 

 

  (1) Pursuant to the Company’s share-based compensation plans, employees may deliver back shares of stock previously issued in payment of the exercise price of stock options or to satisfy the minimum tax withholdings obligation in conjunction with recipient’s vesting of stock-based compensation.  
  (2) In September 2011, the Board of Directors of the Company voted to authorize a Common Stock Repurchase Program (the “Repurchase Program”) which will allow for the repurchase of up to 500,000 shares of the Company’s common stock. The authority, which expires on September 30, 2012, may be exercised from time to time and in such amounts as market conditions warrant. During the quarter ended June 30, 2012, 65,580 shares were repurchased under the Repurchase Program.
  (3) The Company’s share-based compensation plans do not restrict the number of shares that may be purchased.

 

ITEM 3.  DEFAULTS UPON SENIOR SECURITIES

 

None.

 

ITEM 4.  MINE SAFETY DISCLOSURES

 

Not applicable.

 

ITEM 5.  OTHER INFORMATION

 

None.

 

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ITEM 6.  EXHIBITS

 

  (a) Exhibits

 

(2.1) Purchase and Assumption Agreement, dated April 23, 2012, by and between Bank of America, National Association and Camden National Bank (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to the Company’s Form 8-K filed with Securities and Exchange Commission on April 24, 2012)

 

(10.1) The Company’s 2012 Equity and Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 8, 2012)

 

(10.17) Camden National Corporation Amended and Restated Long-Term Performance Share Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibits 10.17 to the Company’s Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 27, 2012)

 

(23.1) Consent of Berry Dunn McNeil & Parker, LLC relating to the financial statements of Camden National Corporation*

 

(31.1) Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934*

 

(31.2) Certification of Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial & Accounting Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934*

 

(32.1) Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002**

 

(32.2) Certification of Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial & Accounting Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002**

 

(101) – XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language)***

 

The following materials from Camden National Corporation’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2012, formatted in XBRL: (i) Consolidated Statements of Condition June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011; (ii) Consolidated Statements of Income Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 and 2011; (iii) Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 and 2011; (iv) Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 and 2011; (v) Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 and 2011; and (vi) Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 and 2011.

  

*Filed herewith

 

**Furnished herewith

 

***Pursuant to Rule 406T of Regulation S-T, the XBRL related information in Exhibit 101 to this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q is furnished and not filed for purposes of Sections 11 and 12 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

   

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SIGNATURES

 

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, thereunto duly authorized.

 

CAMDEN NATIONAL CORPORATION
(Registrant)
 
/s/ Gregory A. Dufour   August 8, 2012  
Gregory A. Dufour   Date
President and Chief Executive Officer    
     
/s/ Deborah A. Jordan   August 8, 2012  
Deborah A. Jordan   Date
Chief Financial Officer and Principal    
Financial & Accounting Officer    

 

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Exhibit Index

 

(2.1) Purchase and Assumption Agreement, dated April 23, 2012, by and between Bank of America, National Association and Camden National Bank (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 2.1 to the Company’s Form 8-K filed with Securities and Exchange Commission on April 24, 2012)

 

(10.1) The Company’s 2012 Equity and Incentive Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to the Company’s Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 8, 2012)

 

(10.17) Camden National Corporation Amended and Restated Long-Term Performance Share Plan (incorporated by reference to Exhibits 10.17 to the Company’s Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 27, 2012)

 

(23.1) Consent of Berry Dunn McNeil & Parker, LLC relating to the financial statements of Camden National Corporation*

 

(31.1) Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934*

 

(31.2) Certification of Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial & Accounting Officer pursuant to Rule 13a-14(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934*

 

(32.1) Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002**

 

(32.2) Certification Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial & Accounting Officer pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002**

 

(101) XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language)***                 

The following materials from Camden National Corporation’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2012, formatted in XBRL: (i) Consolidated Statements of Condition June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011; (ii) Consolidated Statements of Income Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 and 2011; (iii) Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 and 2011; (iv) Consolidated Statements of Changes in Shareholders’ Equity Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 and 2011; (v) Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 and 2011; and (vi) Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 and 2011.

 

*Filed herewith

 

**Furnished herewith

 

***Pursuant to Rule 406T of Regulation S-T, the XBRL related information in Exhibit 101 to this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q is furnished and not filed for purposes of Sections 11 and 12 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

   

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