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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
For quarterly period ended March 31, 2012
For the transition period from______________to___________________
Commission File Number: 001-34214
THE BANK OF KENTUCKY FINANCIAL CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
111 Lookout Farm Drive, Crestview Hills, Kentucky 41017
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number: (859) 371-2340
Indicate by checkmark whether the registrant (1) 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 period 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 definition of “accelerated filer,” “large accelerated filer,” and “smaller reporting company,” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act (Check one):
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act). Yes ¨ No x
As of April 25, 2012, 7,464,841 shares of the registrant's Common Stock, no par value, were issued and outstanding.
The Bank of Kentucky Financial Corporation
PART I FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. Financial Statements
THE BANK OF KENTUCKY FINANCIAL CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data - unaudited)
See accompanying notes.
THE BANK OF KENTUCKY FINANCIAL CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2012 AND 2011
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data - unaudited)
See accompanying notes.
THE BANK OF KENTUCKY FINANCIAL CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data -unaudited)
See accompanying notes.
THE BANK OF KENTUCKY FINANCIAL CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
FOR THE THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31
(Dollars in thousands - unaudited)
See accompanying notes.
THE BANK OF KENTUCKY FINANCIAL CORPORATION
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2012
Note 1 - Basis of Presentation:
The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of The Bank of Kentucky Financial Corporation (“BKFC” or the “Company”) and its wholly owned subsidiary, The Bank of Kentucky, Inc. (the “Bank”). All significant intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated.
Note 2 - General:
These financial statements were prepared in accordance with the instructions for Form 10-Q and Rule 10-01 of Regulation S-X and, therefore, do not include all of the disclosures necessary for a complete presentation of financial position, results of operations and cash flows in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles. Except for required accounting changes, these financial statements have been prepared on a basis consistent with the annual financial statements and include, in the opinion of management, all adjustments, consisting of only normal recurring adjustments, necessary for a fair presentation of the results of operations and financial position at the end of and for the periods presented. These financial statements and notes should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto as set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States requires management to make estimates and assumptions based on available information. These estimates and assumptions affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and the disclosures provided, and future results could differ. The allowance for loan losses and the fair values of financial instruments, in particular, are subject to change.
Note 3 - Earnings per Share:
Earnings per share are computed based upon the weighted average number of shares of common stock outstanding during the three month period. Diluted earnings per share are computed assuming that average stock options and warrants outstanding are exercised and the proceeds, including the relevant tax benefit, are used entirely to reacquire shares at the average price for the period. The weighted average number of options that were not considered, as they were not dilutive for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, were 284,238 and 461,942, respectively. The following table presents the numbers of shares used to compute basic and diluted earnings per share for the indicated periods:
Note 4 – Stock-Based Compensation:
Options to buy stock are granted to directors, officers and employees under the Company’s stock option and incentive plan (the “Plan”), which provides for the issuance of up to 1,200,000 shares. The specific terms of each option agreement are determined by the Compensation Committee at the date of the grant. For current options outstanding, options granted to directors vest immediately and options granted to employees generally vest evenly over a five-year period.
The Company recorded stock option expense of $24,000, with no tax effect in the first quarter of 2012 and $51,000, with no tax effect in the first quarter of 2011.
Note 5 – Cash and Cash Equivalents:
Cash and cash equivalents include cash on hand, amounts due from banks, federal funds sold and investments in money market mutual funds. The Company reports net cash flows for customer loan and deposit transactions, interest-bearing balances with banks and short-term borrowings with maturities of 90 days or less.
Note 6 – Reclassification:
Certain prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation. Such reclassifications have no effect on previously reported net income or shareholders’ equity.
Note 7 – New Accounting Pronouncements:
In May 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued an amendment to achieve common fair value measurement and disclosure requirements between U.S. and International accounting principles. Overall, the guidance is consistent with existing U.S. accounting principles; however, there are some amendments that change a particular principle or requirement for measuring fair value or for disclosing information about fair value measurements. This update became effective for the Company for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2011 and did not have a material impact on the Company's consolidated financial position or results of operations.
In June 2011, the FASB amended existing guidance and eliminated the option to present the components of other comprehensive income as part of the statement of changes in shareholders’ equity. The amendment requires that comprehensive income be presented in either a single continuous statement or in two separate consecutive statements. This update became effective for the Company for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2011 and did not have a material impact on the Company's consolidated financial position or results of operations.
The fair value of available-for-sale securities and the related gains and losses recognized in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) was as follows (in thousands):
The carrying amount, unrecognized gains and losses, and fair value of securities held-to-maturity were as follows (in thousands):
The amortized cost and fair value of debt securities and carrying amount, if different, at March 31, 2012 by contractual maturity were as follows (in thousands), with securities not due at a single maturity date, primarily mortgage-backed securities, shown separately.
Available-for sale securities with a fair value of $7,176,000 were sold in March and a gain of $207,000 was recorded. This sale will settle and the proceeds will be received in April of 2012. No securities were sold with losses. Proceeds on the sale of $13,367,000 of available-for-sale securities resulted in gains of $231,000 for the first three months of 2011, with no losses.
Management evaluates securities for other-than-temporary impairment (“OTTI”) at least on a quarterly basis, and more frequently when economic or market conditions warrant such an evaluation. Investment securities classified as available-for-sale or held-to-maturity are evaluated for OTTI under ASC 320, Accounting for Certain Investments in Debt and Equity Securities.
In determining OTTI, management considers many factors, including: (1) the length of time and the extent to which the fair value has been less than cost, (2) the financial condition and near-term prospects of the issuer, (3) whether the market decline was affected by macroeconomic conditions and (4) whether the entity has the intent to sell the debt security or more likely than not will be required to sell the debt security before its anticipated recovery. The assessment of whether an other-than temporary decline exists involves a high degree of subjectivity and judgment and is based on the information available to management at a point in time.
When OTTI occurs, the amount of the OTTI recognized in earnings depends on whether an entity intends to sell the security or more likely than not will be required to sell the security before recovery of its amortized cost basis less any current-period credit loss. If an entity intends to sell or more likely than not will be required to sell the security before recovery of its amortized cost basis less any current-period credit loss, the OTTI shall be recognized in earnings equal to the entire difference between the investment’s amortized cost basis and its fair value at the balance sheet date. Otherwise, the OTTI shall be separated into the amount representing the credit loss and the amount related to all other factors. The amount of the total OTTI related to the credit loss is determined based on the present value of cash flows expected to be collected and is recognized in earnings. The amount of the total OTTI related to other factors shall be recognized in other comprehensive income, net of applicable taxes. The previous amortized cost basis less the OTTI recognized in earnings shall become the new amortized cost basis of the investment.
As of March 31, 2012, the Bank’s security portfolio consisted of 224 securities, 29 of which were in an unrealized loss position of $488. There was no other-than-temporary-impairment of securities at March 31, 2012. Unrealized losses have not been recognized into income because the issuers’ bonds are of high credit quality (U.S. government agencies and government sponsored enterprises and “A” rated or better Kentucky municipalities), management does not have the intent to sell these securities and it is likely that it will not be required to sell the securities before their anticipated recovery.
At March 31, 2012, 100% of the mortgage-backed securities held by the Bank were issued by U.S. government sponsored entities and agencies, primarily Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, institutions which the government has affirmed its commitment to support. Because a decline in market value would be attributable to changes in interest rates and illiquidity, and not credit quality, and because the Company does not have the intent to sell these mortgage-backed securities and it is likely that it will not be required to sell the securities before their anticipated recovery, the Company does not consider these securities to be other than temporarily impaired at March 31, 2012.
At March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, securities with a carrying value of $344,980 and $342,288 were pledged to secure public deposits and repurchase agreements.
Securities with unrealized losses at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, aggregated by investment category and length of time that individual securities have been in a continuous unrealized loss position, were as follows (in thousands):
Note 9 - Loans
Loan balances were as follows (in thousands):
The following tables present the activity in the allowance for loan losses for the three months ending March 31, 2012 and the balance in the allowance for loan losses and the recorded investment in loans by portfolio segment and based on impairment method as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 (in thousands):
The following table presents individually impaired loans by class of loans as of and for the three months ended March 31, 2012 (in thousands):
The following table presents individually impaired loans by class of loans as of and for the three months ended March 31, 2011 (in thousands):
The following table presents loans individually evaluated for impairment by class of loans as of December 31, 2011 (in thousands):
The following table presents the aging of the recorded investment in past due loans by class of loans as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 (in thousands):
Troubled Debt Restructurings:
The Company has allocated $2,391,000 and $2,074,000 of specific reserves to customers whose loan terms have been modified in troubled debt restructurings as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011. Troubled debt restructurings totaled $17,765,000 and $15,229,000 as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively. The Company has not committed to lend additional amounts as of March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 to customers with outstanding loans that are classified as troubled debt restructurings.
Modifications involving a reduction of the stated interest rate of the loan were for periods up to three years. Modifications involving an extension of the maturity date were for periods ranging from eight months to twelve months.
The following table presents loans by class modified as troubled debt restructurings that occurred during the period ending March 31, 2012:
The troubled debt restructurings described above increased the allowance for loan losses by $891,292 and resulted in charge-offs of $150,000 during the first quarter ending March 31, 2012.
The following table presents loans by class modified as troubled debt restructurings for which there was a payment default within twelve months following the modification during the period ending March 31, 2012:
A loan is considered to be in payment default once it is 30 days contractually past due under the modified terms.
The troubled debt restructurings that subsequently defaulted described above increased the allowance for loan losses by $20,050 and resulted in charge-offs of $150,000 during the first quarter ending March 31, 2012.
Credit Quality Indicators:
The Company categorizes loans into risk categories based on relevant information about the ability of borrowers to service their debt, including: current financial information, historical payment experience, credit documentation, public information and current economic trends, among other factors. The Company analyzes loans individually by classifying the loans as to credit risk. This analysis includes loans with an outstanding balance greater than $100,000 and non-homogeneous loans, such as commercial and commercial real estate loans. This analysis is performed on a quarterly basis. Loans with balances below $100,000 and homogenous loans, such as residential real estate and consumer loans, are analyzed for credit quality based on aging status, which was previously presented. The Company uses the following definitions for risk ratings:
Special Mention. Loans classified as special mention have a potential weakness that deserves management's close attention. If left uncorrected, these potential weaknesses may result in deterioration of the repayment prospects for the loan or of the institution's credit position at some future date.
Substandard. Loans classified as substandard are inadequately protected by the current net worth and paying capacity of the obligor or of the collateral pledged, if any. Loans so classified have a well-defined weakness or weaknesses that jeopardize the liquidation of the debt. They are characterized by the distinct possibility that the institution will sustain some loss if the deficiencies are not corrected.
Doubtful. Loans classified as doubtful have all the weaknesses inherent in those classified as substandard, with the added characteristic that the weaknesses make collection or liquidation in full, on the basis of currently existing facts, conditions and values, highly questionable and improbable.
Based on the most recent analysis performed, the risk category of loans by class of loans is as follows (in thousands):
(1) Not rated loans represent the homogenous pools risk category.
(1) Not rated loans represent the homogenous pools risk category. These loans are evaluated primarily based on payment status, which is disclosed elsewhere.
Note 10 –Fair Value:
Accounting guidance establishes a fair value hierarchy which requires an entity to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value. The standard describes three levels of inputs that may be used to measure fair value:
Level 1: Quoted prices (unadjusted) for identical assets or liabilities in active markets that the entity has the ability to access as of the measurement date.
Level 2: Significant other observable inputs other than Level 1 prices such as quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities; quoted prices in markets that are not active; or other inputs that are observable or can be corroborated by observable market data.
Level 3: Significant unobservable inputs that reflect a reporting entity’s own assumptions about the assumptions that market participants would use in pricing an asset or liability.
Investment Securities: The fair values of securities available-for-sale are determined by matrix pricing, which is a mathematical technique widely used in the industry to value debt securities without relying exclusively on quoted prices for the specific securities but rather by relying on the securities’ relationship to other benchmark quoted securities (Level 2 inputs). One corporate security is valued using Level 3 inputs as there is no readily observable market activity. Management determines the value of this security based on expected cash flows, the credit quality of the security and current market interest rates.
Derivatives: The Bank’s derivative instruments consist of over-the-counter interest-rate swaps that trade in liquid markets. The fair value of the derivative instruments is primarily measured by obtaining pricing from broker-dealers recognized to be market participants. The pricing is derived from market observable inputs that can generally be verified and do not typically involve significant judgment by the Bank. This valuation method is classified as Level 2 in the fair value hierarchy.
Impaired Loans: At the time a loan is considered impaired, it is valued at the lower of cost or fair value. Impaired loans carried at fair value generally receive specific allocations of the allowance for loan losses. For collateral dependent loans, fair value is commonly based on recent real estate appraisals. These appraisals may utilize a single valuation approach or a combination of approaches including comparable sales and the income approach. Adjustments are routinely made in the appraisal process by the independent appraisers to adjust for differences between the comparable sales and income data available. Such adjustments are usually significant and typically result in a Level 3 classification of the inputs for determining fair value. Non-real estate collateral may be valued using an appraisal, net book value per the borrower’s financial statements or aging reports, adjusted or discounted based on management’s historical knowledge, changes in market conditions from the time of the valuation and management’s expertise and knowledge of the client and client’s business, resulting in a Level 3 fair value classification. Impaired loans are evaluated on a quarterly basis for additional impairment and adjusted accordingly.
Other Real Estate Owned: Assets acquired through or instead of loan foreclosure are initially recorded at fair value less costs to sell when acquired, establishing a new cost basis. These assets are subsequently accounted for at the lower of cost or fair value less estimated costs to sell. Fair value is commonly based on recent real estate appraisals. These appraisals may utilize a single valuation approach or a combination of approaches including comparable sales and the income approach. Adjustments are routinely made in the appraisal process by the independent appraisers to adjust for differences between the comparable sales and income data available. Such adjustments are usually significant and typically result in a Level 3 classification of the inputs for determining fair value.
Loans Held For Sale: Loans held for sale are carried at the lower of cost or fair value, which is evaluated on a pool-level basis. The fair value of loans held for sale is determined using quoted prices for similar assets, adjusted for specific attributes of that loan or other observable market data, such as outstanding commitments from third party investors (Level 2).
Assets and Liabilities Measured on a Recurring Basis
Assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a recurring basis are summarized below (in thousands):
There were no transfers between Level 1 and Level 2 during 2012 or 2011.
There were no gains or losses for assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis using significant unobservable inputs (Level 3) for the quarter ended March 31, 2012.
There were no changes in unrealized gains and losses recorded in earnings for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 for Level 3 assets and liabilities that are still held at March 31, 2012.
The table below presents a reconciliation of all assets measured at fair value on a recurring basis using significant unobservable inputs (Level 3) for the period ended March 31 (in thousands):
The following table presents quantitative information about recurring Level 3 fair value measurements at March 31, 2012 (in thousands):
The interest rate on this security is based on interest rates paid for securities with similar credit characteristics, but the probability of default is determined through a credit quality review rather than formal ratings or other observable inputs. The interest rate adjusts to reflect current market conditions of highly rated investments. Management reviews this interest rate and the security’s credit quality quarterly and a market value adjustment is made if necessary pursuant to this review.
Assets and Liabilities Measured on a Non-Recurring Basis
(Dollars in thousands)
Assets and liabilities measured at fair value on a non-recurring basis are summarized below:
Impaired loans, which are measured for impairment using the fair value of the collateral for collateral dependent loans, had a gross carrying amount of $31,875,000 with a valuation allowance of $7,613,000 resulting in an increase in provision for loan losses of $170,000 for the first three months of 2012. As of December 31, 2011, impaired loans had a gross carrying amount of $29,124,000 with a valuation allowance of $7,443,000 resulting in an increase in provision for loan losses of $1,699,000.
Values for collateral dependent loans are generally based on appraisals obtained from licensed real estate appraisers and in certain circumstances consideration of offers obtained to purchase properties prior to foreclosure or other factors management deems relevant to arrive at a representative fair value. Appraisals for commercial real estate generally use three methods to derive value: cost, sales or market comparison and income approach. The cost method bases value on the cost to replace the current property. The market comparison approach evaluates the sales price of similar properties in the same market area. The income approach considers net operating income generated by the property and an investor’s required return. The final fair value is based on a reconciliation of these three approaches. The loans classified as Level 2 had current and viable appraisals, while loans classified as Level 3 had older appraisals and required the use of other unobservable inputs with additional discounts ranging from 5% to 10%.
The carrying amounts and estimated fair values of financial instruments at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 are as follows (in thousands):
The estimated fair value approximates carrying amounts for all items except those described below. The carrying amounts of cash and short-term instruments approximate fair values and are classified as either Level 1 or Level 2. Estimated fair value for both securities available-for-sale and held-to-maturity is as previously described for securities available-for-sale. It is not practicable to determine the fair value of Federal Home Loan Bank stock due to restrictions placed on its transferability. Fair values of loans, excluding loans held for sale, are estimated set fourth below:
For variable rate loans that reprice frequently and with no significant change in credit risk, fair values are based on carrying values resulting in a Level 3 classification. Fair values for other loans are estimated using discounted cash flow analyses, using interest rates currently being offered for loans with similar terms to borrowers of similar credit quality resulting in a Level 3 classification. Impaired loans are valued at the lower of cost or fair value as described previously. The methods utilized to estimate the fair value of loans do not necessarily represent an exit price. The fair value of loans held for sale is estimated based upon binding contracts and quotes from third party investors resulting in a Level 2 classification. The fair values disclosed for demand deposits (e.g., interest and non-interest checking, passbook savings and certain types of money market accounts) are, by definition, equal to the amount payable on demand at the reporting date (i.e., their carrying amount) resulting in either a Level 1 or Level 2 classification. The carrying amounts of variable rate, fixed-term money market accounts and certificates of deposit approximate their fair values at the reporting date resulting in either a Level 1 or Level 2 classification. Fair values for fixed rate certificates of deposit are estimated using a discounted cash flows calculation that applies interest rates currently being offered on certificates to a schedule of aggregated expected monthly maturities on time deposits resulting in a Level 2 classification. The carrying amounts of federal funds purchased, borrowings under repurchase agreements and other short-term borrowings, generally maturing within ninety days, approximate their fair values resulting in a Level 2 classification. The fair values of the Company’s long-term borrowings are estimated using discounted cash flow analyses based on the current borrowing rates for similar types of borrowing arrangements resulting in a Level 2 classification. The fair values of the Company’s subordinated debentures are estimated using discounted cash flow analyses based on the current borrowing rates for similar types of borrowing arrangements resulting in a Level 3 classification. Fair values for off-balance sheet, credit-related financial instruments are based on fees currently charged to enter into similar agreements, taking into account the remaining terms of the agreements and the counterparties’ credit standing. The fair value of commitments is not material. Estimated fair value of standby letters of credit are based on their current unearned fee balance. Estimated fair value for commitments to make loans and unused lines of credit are considered nominal. Estimated fair value for derivatives is determined as previously described above.
Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
The objective of this section is to help shareholders and potential investors understand our views on our results of operations and financial condition. You should read this discussion in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes to the consolidated financial statements that appear elsewhere in this quarterly report on Form 10-Q (this “Quarterly Report”). References to “we,” “us,” and “our” in this section refer to the Bank of Kentucky Financial Corporation (“BKFC”) and its subsidiaries, including The Bank of Kentucky Inc. (the “Bank”), unless otherwise specified or unless the context otherwise requires.
Certain statements contained in this Quarterly Report which are not statements of historical fact constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, projections of revenues, income or loss, earnings or loss per share, the payment or non-payment of dividends, capital structure and other financial items; statements of plans and objectives of us or our management or Board of Directors; and statements of future economic performance and statements of assumptions underlying such statements. Words such as “believes,” “anticipates,” “intends” and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements.
Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those in such statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following:
Any forward-looking statements made by us or on our behalf speak only as of the date they are made, and we do not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect the impact of subsequent events or circumstances. Before making an investment decision, you should carefully consider all risks and uncertainties disclosed in our other public documents on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including those described in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K, for the year ended December 31, 2011.
CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND ESTIMATES
BKFC has prepared all of the consolidated financial information in this Quarterly Report in accordance with GAAP. In preparing the consolidated financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, BKFC makes estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amount of assets and liabilities, disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period. There can be no assurances that actual results will not differ from those estimates.
We have identified the accounting policy related to the allowance for loan losses as critical to the understanding of BKFC’s results of operations, since the application of this policy requires significant management assumptions and estimates that could result in reporting materially different amounts if conditions or underlying circumstances were to change.
The Bank maintains an allowance to absorb probable, incurred loan losses inherent in the loan portfolio. The allowance for loan losses is maintained at a level the Bank considers to be adequate and is based upon ongoing quarterly assessments and evaluations of the collectability and historical loss experience of loans. Loan losses are charged and recoveries are credited to the allowance for loan losses. Provisions for loan losses are based on the Bank’s review of its historical loan loss experience and such factors that, in management’s judgment, deserve consideration under existing economic conditions in estimating probable loan losses. The Bank’s strategy for credit risk management includes a combination of well-defined credit policies, uniform underwriting criteria and ongoing risk monitoring and review processes for all commercial and consumer credit exposures. The credit risk management strategy also includes assessments of compliance with commercial and consumer policies, risk ratings and other important credit information. The strategy also emphasizes regular credit examinations and management reviews of loans exhibiting deterioration in credit quality. The Bank strives to identify potential problem loans early and promptly undertake the appropriate actions necessary to mitigate or eliminate the increasing risk identified in these loans.
The allowance for loan losses consists of two components, the specific reserve, pursuant to ASC 310, Accounting by Creditors for Impairment of a Loan, and the general reserve, pursuant to ASC 450-10, Accounting for Contingencies. A loan is considered impaired when, based upon current information and events, it is probable that the bank will be unable to collect all amounts due according to the contractual terms of the loan. The specific reserve component is an estimate of loss based upon an impairment review of larger loans that are considered impaired. The general reserve includes an estimate of commercial and consumer loans with similar characteristics. Depending on the set of facts with respect to a particular loan, the Bank utilizes one of the following methods for determining the proper impairment of a loan:
The allowance established for impaired loans is generally based, for all collateral-dependent loans, on the fair market value of the collateral, less the estimated cost to liquidate. For non-collateral dependent loans (such as accruing troubled debt restructurings), the allowance is based on the present value of expected future cash flows discounted by the loan’s effective interest rate. A small portion of the Bank’s loans which are impaired under the ASC 310 process carry no specific reserve allocation. These loans were reviewed for impairment and are considered adequately collateralized with respect to their respective outstanding principal loan balances. The majority of these loans are loans which have had their respective impairment (or specific reserve) amounts charged off, or are loans related to other impaired loans which continue to have a specific reserve allocation. It is the Bank’s practice to maintain these impaired loans, as analyzed and provided for in the ASC 310 component of the allowance for loan losses, to avoid double counting of any estimated losses that may have been included in the ASC 450-10 component of the allowance for loan losses.
Generally, the Bank orders a new or updated appraisal on real estate properties which are subject to an impairment review. Upon completion of the impairment review, loan reserves are increased as warranted. Charge-offs, if necessary, are generally recognized in a period after the reserves were established. Adjustments to new or updated appraisal values are not typical, but in those cases when an adjustment is necessary, it is documented with supporting information and typically results in an adjustment to decrease the property’s value because of additional information obtained concerning the property after the appraisal or update has been received by the Bank. If a new or updated appraisal is not available at the time of a loan’s impairment review, the Bank typically applies a discount to the value of an old appraisal to reflect the property’s current estimated value if there is believed to be deterioration in either (i) the physical or economic aspects of the subject property or (ii) any market conditions. Updated valuations on 1 to 4 family residential properties with small to moderate values are generally accomplished by obtaining an Automated Valuation Model (“AVM”) or a Broker’s Price Opinion (“BPO”). Generally, an “as is” value is utilized in most of the Bank’s real estate based impairment analyses. However, under certain limited circumstances, an “as stabilized” valuation may be utilized, provided that the “as stabilized” value is tied to a well-justified action plan to bring the real estate project to a stabilized occupancy under a reasonable period of time.
If a partially charged-off loan has been restructured in a manner that is reasonably assured of repayment and performance according to prudently modified terms, and has sustained historical payment performance for a reasonable period of time prior to and/or after the restructuring, it may be returned to accrual status and classified as a TDR loan. However, if the above conditions can not be reasonably met, the loan remains on non-accrual status.
In addition, the Bank evaluates the collectability of both principal and interest when assessing the need for loans to be placed on non-accrual status. Non-accrual status denotes loans in which, in the opinion of management, the collection of additional interest is unlikely. A loan is generally placed on non-accrual status if: (i) it becomes 90 days or more past due (120 days past due for consumer loans) or (ii) for which payment in full of both principal and interest can not be reasonably expected.
Historical loss rates are applied to all other loans not subject to specific reserve allocations. The loss rates applied to loans are derived from analyzing a range of the loss experience sustained on loans according to their internal risk rating. These loss rates may be adjusted to account for environmental factors, if warranted. The general reserve also includes homogeneous loans, such as consumer installment, residential mortgage and home equity loans that are not individually risk graded. For these loans that are not individually risk graded, a range of historic loss experience of the portfolio is used to determine the appropriate allowance for the portfolios. Allocations for the allowance are established for each pool of loans based on the expected net charge-offs for one year.
A high and low range of reserve percentages is calculated to recognize the imprecision in estimating and measuring loss when evaluating reserves for pools of loans. The position of the allowance for loan losses within the computed range may be adjusted for significant factors that, in management’s judgment, reflect the impact of any current conditions of credit quality. Factors that management considers in this analysis include the effects of the local economy, trends in the nature and volume of loans (delinquencies, charge-offs and non-accrual loans), changes in the mix of loans, asset quality trends, risk management and loan administration, changes in the internal lending policies and credit standards and an examination of results from bank regulatory agencies and an internal review by the Bank’s Risk Management and Credit Administration divisions.
Reserves on individual loans and historical loss rates are reviewed quarterly and adjusted as necessary based on changing borrower and/or collateral conditions, as well as actual collection and charge-off experience.
Charge-offs are recognized when it becomes evident that a loan or a portion of a loan is deemed uncollectible regardless of its delinquent status. The Bank generally charges off that portion of a loan that is determined to be unsupported by an obligor’s continued ability to repay the loan from income and/or assets, both pledged and unpledged as collateral.
Despite positive economic news in the first quarter of 2012, the overall economy is still in a very muted recovery after a very deep recession highlighted by high unemployment, depressed real estate values and high levels of problem assets in the banking industry. The first quarter of 2012 continued to show signs of positive growth as gross domestic product expanded at a rate of 2.2% from the previous quarter. Private payrolls increased by 121,000 in March of 2012 as compared to 234,000 in December of 2011. However, December historically benefits from an increase in holiday seasonal employees. The increase in private job creation also has a positive impact on the unemployment rate, lowering it to 8.3% at March 31, 2012 from 8.7% at the end of 2011. The expectation for the remaining three quarters of 2012 is that the economy will continue to expand at a rate of 2.3%. Such expectations for domestic growth may be subject to risk based on a variety of factors. Interest rates remain low as a result of the continuing actions by the Federal Reserve with respect to the target fed funds rate.
2012 First Quarter Performance Overview
The results of the first quarter of 2012 reflect improving credit metrics and continued revenue growth which was offset by higher non-interest expense. The first quarter of 2012 results also benefited from the elimination of the Company’s preferred stock dividends and related amortization as a result of the Company’s repurchase of the remaining $17 million of Fixed Rate Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A (the “Series A Preferred Stock”), previously issued to the U.S. Department of the Treasury (the “U.S. Treasury”) as part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (“TARP”) Capital Purchase Program (“CPP”). The 36% increase in diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of 2012 as compared to the same period in 2011 was the result of a 40% reduction in the provision for loan losses, and a 6% growth in revenue, which was offset with a 10% increase in non-interest expense as compared to the same period in 2011. The reduction in the provision for loan losses was accompanied by lower levels of charged-off loans from both the previous year and on a sequential basis from the fourth quarter of 2011.
The following sections provide more detail on subjects presented in the overview.
Total assets at March 31, 2012 were $1,752,781,000 as compared to $1,744,724,000 at December 31, 2011, an increase of $8,057,000 (1%). Loans outstanding increased $246,000 from $1,129,954,000 at December 31, 2011 to $1,130,200,000 at March 31, 2012, while held-to-maturity securities and other assets increased $2,115,000 (4%) and $5,145,000 (17%), respectively, from December 31, 2011 to March 31, 2012.
As Table 1 illustrates, the increase in the loan portfolio in the first quarter of 2012 was the result of an increase in commercial real estate loans of $5,302,000 (1%) and was offset with a decrease in residential real estate loans of $4,764,000 (2%). Management expects a steady, albeit slow, increase in loan demand in 2012, mirroring the current economic conditions as discussed above. The Bank intends to continue to work to make loans that meet its longstanding prudent lending standards.
Contributing to the increase in other assets was the sale of approximately $7,200,000 of available-for-sale securities. These securities were classified as an accounts receivable as the proceeds from this sale had not been received by March 31, 2012.
Deposits increased $6,888,000 to $1,505,709,000 at March 31, 2012, compared to $1,498,821,000 at December 31, 2011. The largest increase in deposits came from non-interest bearing transaction deposits which increased $13,215,000, or 5%, from December 31, 2011. The increase in non-interest bearing deposits was partially offset with a $9,582,000, or 3%, decrease in certificates of deposits (CDs). Management believes the decrease in certificates of deposits is a result of the low rate environment.
Table 1 Composition of the Bank’s loans and deposits at the dates indicated:
RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
Net income available to common shareholders for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 was $4,515,000 ($.60 diluted earnings per share) as compared to $3,255,000 ($.44 diluted earnings per share) during the same period of 2011, an increase of $1,260,000 (39%). The primary reason for the substantial increase in net income from the first quarter of 2012 as compared to the first quarter of 2011 was a $1,200,000 (40%) decrease in the provision for loan losses, which was reflective of improving credit metrics as compared to the first quarter of 2011. Additionally, total revenue increased by $1,179,000 (6%), which was offset by non-interest expense, which increased by $993,000 (10%) for the first quarter of 2012 as compared to the same period of 2011. As described above in the section entitled “Overview”, the first quarter 2012 results also reflect a decrease of $257,000 in Preferred Stock dividends and amortization resulting from the repurchase of the Company’s Series A Preferred Stock from the U.S. Treasury. The increase in revenue for the first quarter of 2012 as compared to the first quarter of 2011 included a $496,000 (4%) increase in net interest income and $683,000 (14%) increase in non-interest income. Contributing to the increase in non-interest income were gains on the sale of real estate loans, which increased $308,000 (111%) and bankcard transaction revenue which increased $113,000 (14%) from the first quarter of 2011. Contributing to the increase in non-interest expense was a $697,000 (15%) increase in salaries and benefits expense. Contributing to the decrease in the provision for loan losses was lower levels of net charge-offs and non-performing loans in the first quarter of 2012 versus the same period in 2011.
NET INTEREST INCOME
Net interest income increased $496,000 (4%) in the first quarter of 2012 as compared to the same period in 2011. As illustrated in Table 2, average earning assets increased $73,699,000 or 5% from the first quarter of 2011 to the first quarter of 2012, while average interest bearing liabilities only increased $63,603,000 or 5% in the same period. Table 3 shows that the net interest income on a fully tax equivalent basis was positively impacted by the volume additions to the balance sheet by $714,000, which was partially offset with a negative rate variance of $189,000. As further illustrated in Table 3, the favorable volume variance was driven by the increase in interest income attributable to securities of $384,000. Driving the increase in interest income from securities was a $71,696,000 or 24% increase in the average balance of securities outstanding from the first quarter of 2011 to the first quarter of 2012. As the negative rate variance in the first quarter of 2012 shows, if rates were to continue to fall in 2012, the effect on the Company is expected to be negative, as shown and explained below.
As illustrated in Table 2 below, the net interest margin of 3.57% for the first quarter of 2012 was 6 basis points lower than the 3.63% net interest margin for the first quarter of 2011. The cost of interest-bearing liabilities decreased 30 basis points from .87% for the first quarter of 2011 to .57% in the first quarter of 2012, while the yield on earning assets decreased 31 basis points from 4.34% for the first quarter of 2011 to 4.03% for the first quarter of 2012. Contributing to the decrease in the net interest margin from the first quarter of 2011 was the mix of earning assets. The average balance in securities, which yielded 2.11% in the first quarter of 2012, increased on average $71,696,000 (24%) from the first quarter of 2011, while the average balance in loans, which yielded 4.95% in the first quarter of 2012, increased by only $24,890,000 (2%) from the first quarter of 2011.
The Company uses an earnings simulation model to estimate and evaluate the impact of changing interest rates on earnings. The model projects the effect of instantaneous movements in interest rates of both 100 and 200 basis points. By simulating the effects of movements in interest rates, the model can estimate the Company’s interest rate exposure. The results of the model are used by management to approximate the results of rate changes and do not indicate actual expected results. As shown below, the March 31, 2012 simulation analysis indicates that the Company is in a slightly liability interest rate sensitive position, with the net interest income negatively impacted by rising rates. As a result of the current historically low rate environment, the effects of a 100 basis point decrease in rates would also be negative to the net interest income. This is the result of a significant portion of the interest-bearing liabilities already having a cost below 1.00%.
Net interest income estimates are summarized below.
Table 2 sets forth certain information relating to the Bank’s average balance sheet information and reflects the average yield on interest-earning assets, on a tax equivalent basis, and the average cost of interest-bearing liabilities for the periods indicated. Such yields and costs are derived by dividing income or expense by the average monthly balance of interest-earning assets or interest-bearing liabilities, respectively, for the periods presented. Average balances are daily averages for the Bank and include non-accruing loans in the loan portfolio, net of the allowance for loan losses.
Table 2- Average Balance Sheet Rates for Three Months Ended March 31, 2012 and 2011 (presented on a tax equivalent basis in thousands)
Table 3 below illustrates the extent to which changes in interest rates and changes in volume of interest-earning assets and interest-bearing liabilities have affected the Bank’s interest income and expense during the periods indicated. For each category of interest-earning assets and interest-bearing liabilities, information is provided on changes attributable to (i) changes in volume (change in volume multiplied by prior year rate), (ii) changes in rate (change in rate multiplied by prior year volume) and (iii) total changes in rate and volume. The combined effects of changes in both volume and rate, which cannot be separately identified, have been allocated proportionately to the change due to volume and the change due to rate.
Table 3-Volume/Rate Analysis (in thousands)
PROVISION FOR LOAN LOSSES
Like many other financial institutions, the Bank has been significantly affected by the national economic downturn that began over four years ago. While the Bank has experienced an increase in defaults and foreclosures in this economic period, the levels of such activity have been significantly less than other regions in the country due, in part, to the fact that the Bank’s market in the northern Kentucky and greater Cincinnati area did not experience as dramatic a rise in real estate values over the last several years as other markets.
Although the Bank is seeing the benefit of the current slow economic recovery, management believes that with the continuing economic uncertainty, high unemployment rates and low real estate values, the resulting pressure on earnings will remain above historical levels. This will include continuing higher than historic levels of charge-offs in the loan portfolio and, as a result, higher provisions for loan losses and a higher reserve for loan losses on the balance sheet. Higher provisions for loan losses will lead to lower earnings and slower capital growth. Management believes that the slowly improving economic conditions will begin to lead to higher demand for loans in the coming quarters.
As discussed above, the provision for loan losses reflected slowly improving economic conditions. Although the credit metrics have deteriorated significantly since the beginning of the current economic downturn, there are signs of improvement which have allowed provision expense to decrease from its previous levels. The provision for loan losses was $1,800,000 for the first quarter of 2012, compared to $3,000,000 for the same period in 2011. The decrease of $1,200,000 (40%) reflected a decrease in the level of non-performing loans and net charge-offs in the first quarter of 2012 as compared to the same period in 2011. For the first quarter of 2012, net charge-offs were $1,726,000 or .62% of average loan balances compared to 2011 figures of $2,680,000 or .98% of average loan balances. As illustrated in Table 5 below, total non-accrual loans plus loans past due 90 days or more were $17,459,000 (1.54% of loans outstanding) at March 31, 2012, compared to $20,372,000 (1.82% of loans outstanding) at March 31, 2011. Management’s evaluation of the inherent risk in the loan portfolio considers both historic losses and information regarding specific borrowers. Management continues to monitor the non-performing relationships and has established appropriate reserves.
On a sequential quarterly basis, the provision for loan losses decreased $400,000 or 18% from the fourth quarter of 2011. Contributing to this decrease was a $7,815,000 or 10% decrease in loans classified as substandard, as detailed below, and a $127,000 or 7% decrease in charge-offs from the fourth quarter of 2011 to the first quarter of 2012. The decrease in substandard loans was partially offset with a $6,591,000 increase in special mention loans. The decrease in the provision for loan losses as a result of the movement of loans from substandard to special mention is a result of a lower reserve ratio need for better rated loans.
The aggregate amounts of the Bank’s classified assets at March 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011 were as follows:
Non-performing assets, which include non-performing loans, other real estate owned (“OREO”) and repossessed assets, totaled $23,787,000 at March 31, 2012 versus $21,455,000 at March 31, 2011. This represents 1.36% of total assets at March 31, 2012 compared to 1.32% at March 31, 2011. While non-performing loans decreased from the end of the first quarter of 2011, OREO increased from $1,083,000 at March 31, 2011 to $6,328,000 at March 31, 2012. This increase was primarily the result of one commercial real estate relationship that added $3,475,000 in OREO in the fourth quarter of 2011. These properties are initially recorded at their fair value less estimated costs to sell with the difference between this value and the loan balance being recorded as a charge-off.
Accruing Troubled Debt Restructurings (TDRs). In certain circumstances, the Bank may modify the terms of a loan to maximize the collection of amounts due. In cases where the borrower is experiencing financial difficulties or is expected to experience difficulties in the near-term, concessionary modification is granted to minimize or eliminate the economic loss and to avoid foreclosure or repossession of the collateral. Modifications may include interest rate reductions, extension of the maturity date or a reduction in the principal balance. Restructured loans accrue interest as long as the borrower complies with the revised terms. Total accruing TDRs were $15,492,000 at March 31, 2012 versus $3,294,000 at March 31, 2011. The Bank expects increases in TDRs as the Bank works with relationships that show signs of stress, in order to proactively manage and resolve problem loans.
Allowance for Loan Losses (“ALL”). The slight increase in the ALL was directionally consistent in the first quarter of 2012 with the change in the credit metrics and the uncertain economic conditions experienced since March 31, 2011. The ALL increased $674,000 (4%) from $17,688,000 at March 31, 2011 to $18,362,000 at March 31, 2012, which increased the allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total loans from 1.58% at March 31, 2011 to 1.62% at March 31, 2012. The amount of the allowance allocated to impaired loans at the end of the first quarter of 2012, was $7,613,000, which was up $1,248,000 from $6,365,000 at March 31, 2011. While the amount of the allowance that was allocated to impaired loans increased from the first quarter of 2011 to the first quarter of 2012, the allowance allocated to specific pools of loans based on risk ratings declined in the same period. This decrease was the result of a reduction in the volume of loans classified as substandard or worse for the same period. The impairment process is described in the “Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates” section of this Quarterly Report. Contributing to both the increase in charge-offs and in the ALL during the current economic environment is the significant decrease in real estate values. Management believes the current level of the ALL is sufficient to absorb probable incurred losses in the loan portfolio. Management continues to monitor the loan portfolio closely and believes the provision for loan losses is directionally consistent with the changes in the probable losses inherent in the loan portfolio from the first quarter of 2011 to the first quarter of 2012. The Bank does not originate or purchase sub-prime loans for its portfolio. Management will continue to monitor and evaluate the effects of the slumping housing market conditions and any signs of further deterioration in credit quality on the Bank’s loan portfolio. Management believes the current economic strains will continue throughout 2012 and expects continuing higher than normal credit losses and provisioning expense in the foreseeable future.
Monitoring loan quality and maintaining an adequate allowance is an ongoing process overseen by senior management and the loan review function. On at least a quarterly basis, a formal analysis of the adequacy of the ALL is prepared and reviewed by management and the Company’s Board of Directors. This analysis serves as a point in time assessment of the level of the ALL and serves as a basis for provisions for loan losses. The loan quality monitoring process includes assigning loan grades and the use of a watch list to identify loans of concern.
The following tables set forth an analysis of certain credit risk information for the periods indicated:
Table 4-Summary of Loan Loss Experience and Allowance for Loan Loss Analysis (in thousands)
Table 5 - Analysis of non-performing loans for the periods indicated (in thousands)
Table 6-Major components of non-interest income (in thousands)
As illustrated in Table 6, total non-interest income increased $683,000 (14%) for the first three months of 2012, from $4,923,000 at March 31, 2011 to $5,606,000 at March 31, 2012. Contributing to the increase in non-interest income was a $308,000 (111%) increase in mortgage banking income. These gains were driven by a decrease in interest rates from the first quarter of 2011, which prompted increased demand for home mortgage loan refinancing. Other increases for the three months ended March 31, 2012, included bankcard transaction revenue (up $113,000 or 14% from March 31, 2011) and earnings from company owned life insurance (up $57,000 or 22% from March 31, 2011), which were offset by lower gains on OREO (down $110,000 from March 31, 2011). Contributing to the increase in company owned life insurance was the purchase of $6,500,000 in additional policies in 2011. The Bank also took advantage of the current low interest rate environment to sell approximately $7,000,000 of available-for-sale mortgage backed securities for a $207,000 gain. The Bank’s available-for-sale security portfolio is made up of high quality government sponsored agency bonds which are implicitly guaranteed by the U.S. Treasury and therefore their credit quality was not negatively affected by the current economic recession. The increase in bankcard transaction revenue reflected consumers continued acceptance of electronic forms of payment and the resulting growth in usage of the Bank’s debit and credit card products. The Dodd-Frank Act excluded banks under $10 billion in assets from the rule that limits the interchange fees that merchants pay to banks for certain debit card transactions.
Table 7-Major components of non-interest expense (in thousands)
As illustrated in Table 7 above, non-interest expense increased to $11,342,000 in the first three months of 2012, from $10,349,000 in the same period of 2011, an increase of $993,000 (10%). Contributing to the increase in non-interest expense was salaries and benefits expense (up $697,000 or 15% from March 31, 2011), and OREO and loan collection expense (up $173,000 or 68% from March 31, 2011) which were partially offset with a decrease in FDIC insurance expense (down $278,000 or 48% from March 31, 2011) in the first three months of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011. The decrease in FDIC insurance expense was a result of recent rule changes adopted under the Dodd-Frank Act that base FDIC insurance premium assessments on total assets instead of deposits. The increase in salaries and benefits included approximately $125,000 in higher bonus accruals and $125,000 in higher commission expense. The added bonus accrual reflects the end of the TARP restriction on bonus pay for executives, while the increased commission expense included higher commissions paid for the higher gains on the sale of real estate loans. The increase in OREO and loan collection expense included added cost of real estate taxes and maintenance on higher levels of OREO properties.
INCOME TAX EXPENSE
During the first quarter of 2012, income tax expense increased $383,000 (27%) from $1,410,000 in the first quarter of 2011 to $1,793,000 in the same period of 2012 as a result of higher earnings. For the first quarter of 2012, the effective tax rate increased to 28.42% compared to 28.64% for the same period of 2011.
LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES
The Bank achieves liquidity by maintaining an appropriate balance between its sources and uses of funds to assure that sufficient funds are available to meet loan demands and deposit fluctuations. As indicated on the statement of cash flows, cash and cash equivalents have decreased $2,811,000, from $135,964,000 at December 31, 2011 to $133,153,000 at March 31, 2012.
The Company’s total shareholders’ equity increased $2,904,000 from $156,570,000 at December 31, 2011 to $159,474,000 at March 31, 2012. In the first three months of 2012, the Company paid a cash dividend of $.30 per share totaling $2,235,000 to common shareholders.
The Company’s liquidity depends primarily on the dividends paid to it as the sole shareholder of the Bank and the Company’s cash on hand. The Company needs liquidity to meet its financial obligations under certain subordinated debentures issued by the Company in connection with the issuance of trust preferred securities issued by the Company’s unconsolidated subsidiary, for the payment of dividends to common shareholders and for general operating expenses. The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the FDIC have legal requirements, which provide that insured banks and bank holding companies should generally only pay dividends out of current operating earnings. The FDIC prohibits the payment of any dividend by a bank that would constitute an unsafe or unsound practice. Compliance with the minimum capital requirements limits the amounts that the Company and the Bank can pay as dividends. At March 31, 2012, the Bank had capital in excess of the FDIC’s most restrictive minimum capital requirements in an amount over $41,534,000 from which dividends could be paid, subject to the FDIC’s general safety and soundness review and state banking regulations.
For purposes of determining a bank’s deposit insurance assessment, the FDIC has issued regulations that define a "well capitalized" bank as one with a leverage ratio of 5% or more and a total risk-based capital ratio of 10% or more. At March 31, 2012, the Bank's leverage and total risk-based capital ratios were 8.45% and 12.95%, respectively, which exceed the well-capitalized thresholds.
In 2009, the Company filed a universal shelf registration statement on Form S-3 that was declared effective in November, 2010. This registration statement permits the Company to engage in offerings of up to $50 million aggregate principal amount of debt securities, common stock, preferred stock, purchase contracts, units, warrants, rights and any combination of the foregoing. The Company utilized the shelf registration to offer common stock in connection with the $28.1 million common stock offering completed in November 2010. As of the date of this quarterly report, $21.9 million of unused capacity remains available for future use. We may in the future utilize the unused portion of our existing shelf registration statement, or any future registration statements that we may file with the SEC, to conduct subsequent registered debt or equity offerings.
CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS AND OFF-BALANCE SHEET ARRANGEMENTS
There have been no significant changes to the Bank’s contractual obligations or off-balance sheet arrangements since December 31, 2011. For additional information regarding the Bank’s contractual obligations and off-balance sheet arrangements, refer to the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2011.
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.
There has been no material change in market risk since December 31, 2011. For information regarding the Company’s market risk, refer to the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2011. Market risk is discussed further under the heading “Net Interest Income” above.
Item 4. Controls and Procedures.
Disclosure Controls and Procedures
Disclosure controls and procedures are the Company’s controls and other procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by the Company in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported, within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms. Disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be included in the reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to Management, including the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
Under the supervision, and with the participation of Management, including the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, the Company has evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of the disclosure controls and procedures as of March 31, 2012, and, based upon this evaluation, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have concluded that these controls and procedures are effective to ensure that information requiring disclosure is communicated to Management in a timely manner and reported within the timeframe specified by the SEC’s rules and forms.
Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting
There was no change in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred in the last fiscal quarter that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.
The Bank of Kentucky Financial Corporation
PART II OTHER INFORMATION
From time to time, the Company and the Bank are involved in litigation incidental to the conduct of business, but neither the Company nor the Bank is presently involved in any lawsuit or proceeding which, in the opinion of management, is likely to have a material adverse affect on the Company.
There have been no material changes in the Company’s risk factors from those previously disclosed in the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.
Item 6. Exhibits
*As provided in Rule 406T of Regulation S-T, this interactive data file shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 11 and 12 of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise subject to liability under those sections.
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.
The Bank of Kentucky Financial Corporation