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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
 
March 31, 2015
[     ]
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from
 
 
to
 
Commission File Number:
 
000-50961
 
 
 

 
METRO BANCORP, INC.
 
 
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Pennsylvania
25-1834776
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
3801 Paxton Street,  Harrisburg, PA
 
17111
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
888-937-0004
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
 
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act 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 (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
Large accelerated filer
 
 
Accelerated filer
X
 
Non-accelerated filer
 
 
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 practicable date:
14,165,110
Common shares outstanding at
April 30, 2015


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METRO BANCORP, INC.

INDEX
 
 
Page
 
 
 
PART I.
FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
Financial Statements
 
 
 
 
 
Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
 
 
March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014
 
 
 
 
Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)
 
 
Three months ended March 31, 2015 and March 31, 2014
 
 
 
 
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Unaudited)
 
 
Three months ended March 31, 2015 and March 31, 2014
 
 
 
 
Consolidated Statements of Stockholders' Equity  (Unaudited)
 
 
Three months ended March 31, 2015 and March 31, 2014
 
 
 
 
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
 
 
Three months ended March 31, 2015 and March 31, 2014
 
 
 
 
Notes to the Interim Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)
 
 
 
Item 2.
Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition
 
 
and Results of Operations
 
 
 
Item 3.
Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
 
 
 
Item 4.
Controls and Procedures
 
 
 
PART II.
OTHER INFORMATION
 
 
 
 
Item 1.
Legal Proceedings
 
 
 
Item 1A.
Risk Factors
 
 
 
Item 2.
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
 
 
 
Item 3.
Defaults Upon Senior Securities
 
 
 
Item 4.
Mine Safety Disclosures
 
 
 
Item 5.
Other Information
 
 
 
Item 6.
Exhibits
 
 
 
 
 


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Part I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Financial Statements
 
Metro Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Balance Sheets
 
March 31, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
 
Assets
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
58,398


$
42,832

Securities, available for sale at fair value
486,025


528,038

Securities, held to maturity at cost (fair value 2015: $323,056; 2014: $319,923)
323,082


324,994

Loans, held for sale
5,613


4,996

Loans receivable, net of allowance for loan losses
(allowance 2015: $25,755; 2014: $24,998)
1,977,955


1,973,536

Restricted investments in bank stock
16,021


15,223

Premises and equipment, net
74,921


75,182

Other assets
32,600


32,771

Total assets
$
2,974,615


$
2,997,572

 
 

 
 

Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
 

 
 

Deposits:
 

 
 

Noninterest-bearing
$
561,232


$
478,724

Interest-bearing
1,850,287


1,901,948

      Total deposits
2,411,519


2,380,672

Short-term borrowings
246,986


333,475

Long-term debt
25,000



Other liabilities
20,346


17,902

Total liabilities
2,703,851


2,732,049

Stockholders' Equity:
 

 
 

Participating preferred stock - cumulative; $10.00 par value
 
 
 
      (14,162 shares authorized; none issued and outstanding)

 

Preferred stock - Series A noncumulative; $10.00 par value; $1,000 aggregate liquidation preference;
 
 
 
      (1,000,000 shares authorized; 40,000 shares issued and outstanding)
400


400

Common stock - $1.00 par value; 25,000,000 shares authorized;
 
 
 
      (issued shares 2015: 14,292,761;  2014: 14,232,844;
outstanding shares 2015: 14,163,461; 2014: 14,220,544)
14,293


14,233

Surplus
161,331


160,588

Retained earnings
99,204


94,496

Accumulated other comprehensive loss
(1,166
)
 
(3,875
)
Treasury stock, at cost (common shares 2015: 129,300; 2014: 12,300)
(3,298
)
 
(319
)
Total stockholders' equity
270,764


265,523

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity
$
2,974,615


$
2,997,572

See accompanying notes.



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Metro Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended
 
March 31,
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
2015
 
2014
Interest Income
 
 
 
Loans receivable, including fees:
 
 
 
Taxable
$
21,603

 
$
19,210

Tax-exempt
729

 
861

Securities:
 
 
 
Taxable
5,345

 
5,046

Tax-exempt
240

 
190

Total interest income
27,917

 
25,307

Interest Expense
 

 
 

Deposits
1,547

 
1,434

Short-term borrowings
239

 
231

Long-term debt
70

 
307

Total interest expense
1,856

 
1,972

Net interest income
26,061

 
23,335

Provision for loan losses
1,500

 
900

 Net interest income after provision for loan losses
24,561

 
22,435

Noninterest Income
 

 
 

Card income
3,885

 
3,825

Service charges on deposit accounts
2,037

 
2,036

Other noninterest income
1,200

 
1,070

Net gains on sales of loans
471

 
136

Net gains (losses) on sales/calls of securities
(28
)
 
11

Total noninterest income
7,565

 
7,078

Noninterest Expenses
 

 
 

Salaries and employee benefits
10,879

 
11,427

Occupancy
2,522

 
2,475

Furniture and equipment
703

 
1,030

Advertising and marketing
364

 
393

Data processing
3,538

 
3,250

Regulatory assessments and related costs
567

 
569

Telephone
840

 
924

Loan expense
1,402

 
135

Professional services
868

 
301

State shares tax
562

 
540

Other
1,632

 
1,738

Total noninterest expenses
23,877

 
22,782

Income before taxes
8,249

 
6,731

Provision for federal income taxes
2,527

 
1,787

Net income
$
5,722

 
$
4,944

Net Income per Common Share
 

 
 

Basic
$
0.40

 
$
0.35

Diluted
0.39

 
0.34

Cash Dividends per Common Share
0.07

 

Average Common and Common Equivalent Shares Outstanding
 

 
 

Basic
14,168

 
14,161

Diluted
14,437

 
14,344

See accompanying notes.


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Metro Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended
 
March 31,
(in thousands)
2015
2014
Net income
$
5,722

$
4,944

Other comprehensive income, net of tax:
 
 
Net unrealized holding gains arising during the period
(tax effects for the three months 2015: $1,401; 2014: $2,960)
2,601

5,495

Reclassification adjustment for net realized losses on securities recorded in income [1]
(tax effects for the three months 2015: $58)

108


   Other comprehensive income
2,709

5,495

Total comprehensive income
$
8,431

$
10,439


[1] Amounts are included in net gains on sales/calls of securities on the Consolidated Statements of Income in total noninterest income.
See accompanying notes.



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Metro Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Stockholders' Equity (Unaudited)

(in thousands, except share amounts)
Preferred Stock
Common Stock
Surplus
Retained Earnings
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
Treasury Stock
Total
January 1, 2014
$
400

$
14,157

$
158,650

$
73,491

$
(16,515
)
$

$
230,183

Net income



4,944



4,944

Other comprehensive income




5,495


5,495

Dividends declared on preferred stock



(20
)


(20
)
Common stock of 9,007 shares issued under
stock option plans, including tax benefit of $19

9

110




119

Common stock of 20 shares issued under
employee stock purchase plan







Proceeds from issuance of 714 shares of
common stock in connection with dividend
reinvestment and stock purchase plan

1

14




15

Common stock share-based awards


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51

March 31, 2014
$
400

$
14,167

$
158,825

$
78,415

$
(11,020
)
$

$
240,787


(in thousands, except share amounts)
Preferred Stock
Common Stock
Surplus
Retained Earnings
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss)
Treasury Stock
 Total
January 1, 2015
$
400

$
14,233

$
160,588

$
94,496

$
(3,875
)
$
(319
)
$
265,523

Net income



5,722



5,722

Other comprehensive income




2,709


2,709

Dividends declared on preferred stock



(20
)


(20
)
Dividends declared on common stock



(994
)


(994
)
Common stock of 58,570 shares issued under
stock option plans, including tax benefit of $236

59

648




707

Common stock of 70 shares issued under
employee stock purchase plan


2




2

Proceeds from issuance of 1,277 shares of
common stock in connection with dividend
reinvestment and stock purchase plan

1

32




33

Common stock share-based awards


61




61

Purchase of 117,000 shares of treasury stock





(2,979
)
(2,979
)
March 31, 2015
$
400

$
14,293

$
161,331

$
99,204

$
(1,166
)
$
(3,298
)
$
270,764


See accompanying notes.


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Metro Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended
 
 
March 31,
(in thousands)
 
2015
 
2014
Operating Activities
 
 
 
 
Net income
 
$
5,722

 
$
4,944

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 

 
 

Provision for loan losses
 
1,500

 
900

Depreciation, amortization and accretion
 
2,861

 
2,029

Deferred income tax expense
 
39

 
44

Losses on sales of available for sales securities (net)
 
166

 

Gain on sales/calls of held to maturity securities
 
(138
)
 
(11
)
Proceeds/payments from sales of loans originated for sale
 
12,813


7,715

Loans originated for sale
 
(13,126
)

(4,895
)
Gains on sales of loans (net)
 
(471
)

(136
)
Gains on sales of foreclosed assets (net)
 
(22
)
 
(62
)
Losses on disposal of premises and equipment (net)
 
50

 
1

Stock-based compensation
 
61


51

Increase in other assets
 
(952
)

(1,612
)
Increase in other liabilities
 
2,444


227

Net cash provided by operating activities
 
10,947


9,195

Investing Activities
 
 

 
 

Securities available for sale:
 
 

 
 

 Proceeds from principal repayments and maturities
 
18,151

 
14,499

 Proceeds from sales
 
27,806

 

Securities held to maturity:
 
 

 
 
 Proceeds from principal repayments and maturities
 
10,375

 
3,134

 Proceeds from sales
 
1,448

 
614

 Purchases
 
(9,728
)
 

Proceeds from sales of loans not originated for sale
 
401

 

Proceeds from sales of foreclosed assets
 
301

 
1,134

Increase in loans receivable (net)
 
(8,369
)
 
(52,534
)
Purchase of restricted investment in bank stock (net)
 
(798
)
 
(993
)
Purchases of premises and equipment
 
(1,073
)
 
(521
)
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities
 
38,514

 
(34,667
)
Financing Activities
 
 

 
 

Increase (decrease) in demand, interest checking, money market, and savings deposits (net)
 
28,831

 
(44,386
)
Increase in time and other noncore deposits (net)
 
2,016

 
37

Increase (decrease) in short-term borrowings (net)
 
(86,489
)
 
102,439

Proceeds from long-term borrowings
 
25,000

 

Proceeds from common stock options exercised
 
471

 
100

Proceeds from dividend reinvestment and common stock purchase plan
 
33

 
15

Tax benefit on exercise of stock options
 
236

 
19

Cash dividends on preferred stock
 
(20
)
 
(20
)
Cash dividends on common stock
 
(994
)
 

Purchase of treasury stock
 
(2,979
)
 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities
 
(33,895
)
 
58,204

Increase in cash and cash equivalents
 
15,566

 
32,732

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year
 
42,832

 
44,996

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
 
$
58,398

 
$
77,728

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:
 
 

 
 

Cash paid for interest on deposits and borrowings
 
$
1,756

 
$
1,667

Cash paid for income taxes
 
550

 

Supplemental schedule of noncash activities:
 
 
 
 
Transfer of loans to foreclosed assets
 
494

 
373

See accompanying notes.


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METRO BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO THE INTERIM CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
March 31, 2015
(Unaudited)

NOTE 1.
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
 
Consolidated Financial Statements
 
The consolidated balance sheet at December 31, 2014 has been derived from audited consolidated financial statements and the consolidated interim financial statements included herein have been prepared without audit pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP) have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations. These consolidated financial statements were prepared in accordance with GAAP for interim financial statements and with instructions for Form 10-Q and Regulation S-X Section 210.10-01. Further information on Metro Bancorp, Inc.'s (Metro or the Company) accounting policies are available in Note 1 (Significant Accounting Policies) of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014. The accompanying consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments that are, in the opinion of management, necessary to reflect a fair statement of the results for the interim periods presented. Such adjustments are of a normal, recurring nature.
 
These consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and the notes thereto included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014. Events occurring subsequent to the balance sheet date through the date of issuance have been evaluated for potential recognition or disclosure in the consolidated financial statements. The results for the three months ended March 31, 2015 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2015.
 
The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries including Metro Bank (the Bank). All material intercompany transactions have been eliminated.

Use of Estimates

The consolidated financial statements are prepared in conformity with GAAP. Accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America require management to make estimates and assumptions that affect reported amounts of assets and liabilities and require disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. In the opinion of management, all adjustments considered necessary for fair presentation have been included and are of a normal, recurring nature. Actual results could differ from these estimates. Material estimates that are particularly susceptible to significant change in the near term relate to the determination of the allowance for loan losses (allowance or ALL), impaired loans, the valuation of foreclosed assets, the valuation of securities available for sale, the valuation of deferred tax assets, the determination of other-than-temporary impairment (OTTI) on the Company's investment securities portfolio and other fair value measurements.

Recent Accounting Standards

In January 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued ASU 2014-04, Reclassification of Residential Real Estate Collateralized Consumer Mortgage Loans upon Foreclosure, which clarifies when a creditor should be considered to have received physical possession of residential real estate property collateralizing a consumer mortgage loan such that the loan should be derecognized and the real estate property recognized. This guidance is effective for annual periods, and interim periods within those annual periods, beginning after December 15, 2014. The Company adopted this guidance on January 1, 2015 using a prospective transition method; it did not have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements. The guidance requires disclosure of both (1) the amount of foreclosed residential real estate property held by the creditor and (2) the recorded investment in consumer mortgage loans collateralized by residential real estate property that are in the process of foreclosure. The Company has included these disclosures in Note 5 Foreclosed Assets.

On April 7, 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-03, Simplifying the Presentation of Debt Issuance Costs, which requires debt issuance costs to be presented in the balance sheet as a direct deduction from the associated debt liability instead of presented as a deferred charge. For public business entities, the standard is effective for financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2015, and interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted for financial statements that have not been


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previously issued. The new guidance will be applied on a retrospective basis.  We do not believe the adoption of this guidance will have a material impact on our consolidated financial statements.

On April 15, 2015, the FASB issued ASU 2015-05, Customer’s Accounting for Fees Paid in a Cloud Computing Arrangement, which provides guidance to customers about whether a cloud computing arrangement includes a software license that should be accounted for as internal-use software.  Additionally, ASU 2015-05 supersedes the requirement in ASC 350-04 to determine the accounting for a software license by analogy to the lease classification test.  The ASU 2015-05 is effective for annual periods, and interim periods within those annual periods, beginning after December 15, 2015.  Early adoption is permitted. Entities may adopt the guidance either (1) prospectively to arrangements entered into or materially modified after the effective date or (2) retrospectively.  We are currently evaluating the impact ASU 2015-05 will have on our consolidated financial statements.

Reclassifications
 
Certain amounts in the 2014 financial statements have been reclassified to conform to the 2015 presentation format. Such reclassifications had no impact on the Company's net operations and stockholders' equity.

NOTE 2.
Stock-based Compensation
 
The following table presents the number of options granted to purchase shares of the Company’s stock and the respective ranges of exercise prices per share and the weighted-average fair value of those granted options:
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2015
2014
Options granted
133,279

116,990

Range of exercise prices, per share
$25.43 to $26.97

$19.55 to $21.57

Weighted-average fair value, per option
$
8.19

$
7.72


The fair value of each option grant was established at the date of the grant using the Black-Scholes option pricing model, with the following assumptions:
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2015
2014
Weighted-average risk-free interest rate
1.8
%
2.0
%
Expected dividend yield
1.1
%
%
Weighted-average volatility of Company's common stock
32.2
%
34.0
%
Weighted-average assumed forfeiture rate
9.0
%
10.3
%
Weighted-average expected term of options, in years
7.5

7.2

Options vesting annually
25.0
%
25.0
%
 
The following table details the Company's stock-based compensation expense and related tax benefit associated with this expense:
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
(in thousands)
2015
2014
Stock-based compensation expense
$
61

$
51

Tax benefit associated with compensation expense
64

44


During the first three months of 2015 and 2014 the Company reversed $253,000 and $238,000, respectively, of previously recognized stock-based compensation expense due to differences between actual and estimated forfeiture rates of stock options granted during the first quarters of 2011 and 2010, respectively, primarily related to incentive stock options (ISOs), for which the Company generally does not receive a tax deduction on employee exercise of options.



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NOTE 3.    Securities

The amortized cost and fair value of securities are summarized in the following tables:
 
March 31, 2015
(in thousands)
Amortized Cost
 
Gross Unrealized Gains
 
Gross Unrealized Losses
 
Fair Value
Available for Sale:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
U.S. Government agency securities
$
33,996

 
$

 
$
(455
)
 
$
33,541

Residential mortgage-backed securities
58,453

 
498

 
(222
)
 
58,729

Agency collateralized mortgage obligations
365,381

 
3,541

 
(5,403
)
 
363,519

Municipal securities
29,988

 
330

 
(82
)
 
30,236

Total
$
487,818

 
$
4,369

 
$
(6,162
)
 
$
486,025

Held to Maturity:
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

U.S. Government agency securities
$
149,117

 
$
321

 
$
(2,212
)
 
$
147,226

Residential mortgage-backed securities
12,281

 
312

 

 
12,593

Agency collateralized mortgage obligations
146,981

 
2,309

 
(948
)
 
148,342

Corporate debt securities
5,000

 
41

 

 
5,041

Municipal securities
9,703

 
151

 

 
9,854

Total
$
323,082

 
$
3,134

 
$
(3,160
)
 
$
323,056


 
December 31, 2014
(in thousands)
Amortized Cost
 
Gross Unrealized Gains
 
Gross Unrealized Losses
 
Fair Value
Available for Sale:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
U.S. Government agency securities
$
33,995

 
$

 
$
(1,207
)
 
$
32,788

Residential mortgage-backed securities
60,196

 
442

 
(489
)
 
60,149

Agency collateralized mortgage obligations
409,823

 
2,250

 
(7,064
)
 
405,009

Municipal securities
29,985

 
225

 
(118
)
 
30,092

Total
$
533,999

 
$
2,917

 
$
(8,878
)
 
$
528,038

Held to Maturity:


 


 


 


U.S. Government agency securities
$
149,112

 
$

 
$
(4,658
)
 
$
144,454

Residential mortgage-backed securities
14,226

 
480

 

 
14,706

Agency collateralized mortgage obligations
146,952

 
649

 
(1,711
)
 
145,890

Corporate debt securities
5,000

 
63

 

 
5,063

Municipal securities
9,704

 
107

 
(1
)
 
9,810

Total
$
324,994

 
$
1,299

 
$
(6,370
)
 
$
319,923


The amortized cost and fair value of debt securities by contractual maturity at March 31, 2015 are shown in the following table. Expected maturities will differ from contractual maturities because borrowers may have the right to call or prepay obligations.



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Available for Sale
 
Held to Maturity
(in thousands)
Amortized Cost
 
Fair Value
 
Amortized Cost
 
Fair Value
Due in one year or less
$


$


$
5,000


$
5,041

Due after one year through five years
6,741


6,790





Due after five years through ten years
50,144


49,903


111,383


109,332

Due after ten years
7,099


7,084


47,437


47,748

 
63,984


63,777


163,820


162,121

Residential mortgage-backed securities
58,453


58,729


12,281


12,593

Agency collateralized mortgage obligations
365,381


363,519


146,981


148,342

Total
$
487,818


$
486,025


$
323,082


$
323,056

 
During the first quarter of 2015, the Company sold four securities from the available for sale (AFS) portfolio with a total fair market value of $27.8 million and realized net losses of $166,000. One security with a fair market value of $1.4 million was sold by the Company from the held to maturity (HTM) portfolio with a realized gain of $138,000, however, it was an amortizing security that returned more than 85% of its principal and could be sold without tainting the remaining HTM portfolio. The Company had no securities that were called by their respective issuers.

During the first quarter of 2014, the Company sold one security with a fair market value of $614,000 and realized a gain of $11,000. The security was from the HTM portfolio, however, it was an amortizing security that had already returned more than 85% of its principal and could be sold without tainting the remaining HTM portfolio. The Company had no securities that were called by their respective issuers.

The following table summarizes the Company's gross realized gains and losses on the sales or calls of AFS debt securities:
(in thousands)
Gross Realized Gains
 
Gross Realized Losses
 
Net Gains
(Losses)
Three Months Ended:
 
 
 
 
 
March 31, 2015
$
7

 
$
(173
)
 
$
(166
)
March 31, 2014

 

 


The Company does not maintain a trading portfolio and there were no transfers of securities between the AFS and HTM portfolios. The Company uses the specific identification method to record security sales.

In determining fair market values for its portfolio holdings, the Company receives information from a third party provider which management evaluates and corroborates using amounts from one of its securities brokers. Under the current guidance, these values are considered Level 2 inputs, based upon mathematically derived matrix pricing and observed data from similar assets. They are not Level 1 direct quotes, nor do they reflect Level 3 inputs that would be derived from internal analysis or judgment. As the Company does not manage a trading portfolio and typically only sells from its AFS portfolio in order to manage interest rate risk or credit exposure, direct quotes, or street bids, are warranted on an as-needed basis.


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The following table shows the fair value and gross unrealized losses associated with the Company's investment portfolio, aggregated by investment category and length of time that individual securities have been in a continuous unrealized loss position: 
 
March 31, 2015
 
Less than 12 months
12 months or more
Total
 (in thousands)
Fair Value
Unrealized
Losses
Fair Value
Unrealized
Losses
Fair Value
Unrealized
Losses
Available for Sale:
 
 
 
 
 
 
U.S. Government agency securities
$
24,566

$
(435
)
$
8,975

$
(20
)
$
33,541

$
(455
)
Residential mortgage-backed securities
15,475

(117
)
8,841

(105
)
24,316

(222
)
Agency collateralized mortgage obligations
45,320

(881
)
131,560

(4,522
)
176,880

(5,403
)
Municipal securities
1,962

(28
)
2,316

(54
)
4,278

(82
)
Total
$
87,323

$
(1,461
)
$
151,692

$
(4,701
)
$
239,015

$
(6,162
)
Held to Maturity:
 
 
 
 
 
 
U.S. Government agency securities
$
9,969

$
(19
)
$
100,751

$
(2,193
)
$
110,720

$
(2,212
)
Agency collateralized mortgage obligations
17,271

(10
)
16,383

(938
)
33,654

(948
)
Total
$
27,240

$
(29
)
$
117,134

$
(3,131
)
$
144,374

$
(3,160
)

 
December 31, 2014
 
Less than 12 months
12 months or more
Total
 (in thousands)
Fair Value
Unrealized
Losses
Fair Value
Unrealized
Losses
Fair Value
Unrealized
Losses
Available for Sale:
 
 
 
 
 
 
U.S. Government agency securities
$

$

$
32,788

$
(1,207
)
$
32,788

$
(1,207
)
Residential mortgage-backed securities


24,636

(489
)
24,636

(489
)
Agency collateralized mortgage obligations
21,687

(77
)
212,908

(6,987
)
234,595

(7,064
)
Municipal securities


5,021

(118
)
5,021

(118
)
Total
$
21,687

$
(77
)
$
275,353

$
(8,801
)
$
297,040

$
(8,878
)
Held to Maturity:
 
 
 
 
 
 
U.S. Government agency securities
$

$

$
144,454

$
(4,658
)
$
144,454

$
(4,658
)
Agency collateralized mortgage obligations
31,289

(255
)
27,282

(1,456
)
58,571

(1,711
)
Municipal securities
1,013

(1
)


1,013

(1
)
Total
$
32,302

$
(256
)
$
171,736

$
(6,114
)
$
204,038

$
(6,370
)
 
The Company's investment securities portfolio consists of U.S. Government agency debentures, U.S. Government-sponsored agency mortgage-backed securities (MBSs), agency collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs), corporate bonds and municipal bonds. The Company considers securities of the U.S. Government sponsored agencies and the U.S. Government MBS/CMOs to have little credit risk because their principal and interest payments are backed by an agency of the U.S. Government.

The unrealized losses in the Company's investment portfolio at March 31, 2015 were associated with two distinct types of securities. The first type, those backed by the U.S. Government or one of its agencies, included 10 debentures, 19 CMOs and 4 MBSs. Management believes that the unrealized losses on these investments were primarily caused by the movement of interest rates from the date of purchase and notes the contractual cash flows of those investments are guaranteed by an agency of the U.S. Government. The full and timely payment of all principal and interest is expected. The second type, municipal bonds, included three securities that were in an unrealized loss position as of March 31, 2015. In all cases, the bonds are general obligations of either a Pennsylvania municipality or school district and are backed by the ad valorem taxing power of the entity. The municipal bonds carry an investment grade rating of no lower than single-A by either Moody's or Standard & Poor's. The Company, however, conducts its own periodic, independent review and believes the unrealized losses in its municipal bond portfolio are the result of movements in long-term interest rates and are not reflective of any credit deterioration. The Company does not intend to sell these debt securities prior to recovery and it is more likely than not that the Company will not have to sell these debt securities prior to recovery.

The Company did not recognize any credit losses related to the OTTI of investments during either the first three months ended March 31, 2015 or 2014.


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At March 31, 2015, securities with a carrying value of $646.3 million were pledged to secure public deposits and for other purposes as required or permitted by law.

NOTE 4.
Loans Receivable and Allowance for Loan Losses
 
Loans receivable that management has the intent and ability to hold for the foreseeable future, or until maturity or payoff, are stated at their outstanding unpaid principal balances, net of an allowance for loan losses (allowance or ALL) and any deferred fees and costs. Interest income is accrued on the unpaid principal balance. Loan origination fees and costs are deferred and recognized as an adjustment of the yield (interest income) of the related loans. The Company is generally amortizing these amounts over the contractual life of the loan or to the first review date if the loan is on demand. Certain qualifying loans of the Bank totaling $465.3 million at March 31, 2015, collateralize a letter of credit, a line of credit commitment and borrowings the Bank has with the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB).

A summary of the Bank's loans receivable is as follows:
(in thousands)
March 31, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
Commercial and industrial
$
536,349

 
$
525,127

Commercial tax-exempt
67,176

 
71,151

Owner occupied real estate
311,259

 
332,070

Commercial construction and land development
137,063

 
138,064

Commercial real estate
607,400

 
594,276

Residential
116,143

 
110,951

Consumer
228,320

 
226,895

Gross loans receivable
2,003,710

 
1,998,534

Less: allowance for loan losses
25,755

 
24,998

Net loans receivable
$
1,977,955

 
$
1,973,536


The following table summarizes nonaccrual loans by loan type:
(in thousands)
March 31, 2015
 
December 31, 2014
Nonaccrual loans:
 
 
 
   Commercial and industrial
$
12,375

 
$
11,634

   Commercial tax-exempt

 

   Owner occupied real estate
6,210

 
7,416

   Commercial construction and land development
3,241

 
3,228

   Commercial real estate
6,362

 
5,824

   Residential
4,971

 
4,987

   Consumer
1,573

 
1,877

Total nonaccrual loans
$
34,732

 
$
34,966


Generally, the Bank's policy is to move a loan to nonaccrual status when it becomes 90 days past due or when the Bank does not believe it will collect all of the contractual principal and interest payments. In addition, when a loan is placed on nonaccrual status, unpaid interest credited to income in the current year is reversed and unpaid interest accrued in prior years is charged against the ALL. Interest received on nonaccrual loans generally is either applied against principal or reported as interest income, according to management's judgment as to the collectibility of principal. If a loan is substandard and accruing, accrued interest is recognized as income. Once a loan is on nonaccrual status, it is not returned to accrual status unless loan payments have been current for at least six consecutive months and the borrower and/or any guarantors demonstrate the ability to repay the loan in accordance with its contractual terms. Under certain circumstances such as bankruptcy, if a loan is under collateralized, or if the borrower and/or guarantors do not show evidence of the ability to pay, the loan may be placed on nonaccrual status even though it is not past due by 90 days or more. The total nonaccrual loan balance of $34.7 million exceeds the $16.0 million balance of total loans that are 90 days past due at March 31, 2015, as presented in the aging analysis tables that follow.



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No additional funds were committed on nonaccrual loans including restructured loans that were nonaccruing. Typically, commitments are canceled and no additional advances are made when a loan is placed on nonaccrual.

The following tables present an aging analysis of loans receivable:
 
 
Past Due Loans
 
 
Recorded Investment in Loans 90 Days and Greater and Still Accruing
(in thousands)
Current
30-59 Days Past Due
60-89 Days Past Due
90 Days Past Due and Greater
Total Past Due
Total Loans Receivable
March 31, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commercial and industrial
$
527,272

$
2,897

$
1,212

$
4,968

$
9,077

$
536,349

$

Commercial tax-exempt
67,176





67,176


Owner occupied real estate
299,018

2,504

5,024

4,713

12,241

311,259


Commercial construction and
land development
136,468

236

328

31

595

137,063


Commercial real estate
600,420

3,463

1,160

2,357

6,980

607,400


Residential
106,939

6,410

151

2,643

9,204

116,143


Consumer
222,739

4,097

201

1,283

5,581

228,320


Total
$
1,960,032

$
19,607

$
8,076

$
15,995

$
43,678

$
2,003,710

$


 
 
Past Due Loans
 
 
Recorded Investment in Loans 90 Days and Greater and Still Accruing
(in thousands)
Current
30-59 Days Past Due
60-89 Days Past Due
90 Days Past Due and Greater
Total Past Due
Total Loans Receivable
December 31, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commercial and industrial
$
514,428

$
1,574

$
3,398

$
5,727

$
10,699

$
525,127

$

Commercial tax-exempt
71,151





71,151


Owner occupied real estate
325,681

606

44

5,739

6,389

332,070

445

Commercial construction and
land development
137,263

611

190


801

138,064


Commercial real estate
591,383

1,104

175

1,614

2,893

594,276


Residential
101,233

5,067

1,900

2,751

9,718

110,951


Consumer
222,767

2,650

437

1,041

4,128

226,895


Total
$
1,963,906

$
11,612

$
6,144

$
16,872

$
34,628

$
1,998,534

$
445



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A summary of the ALL and balance of loans receivable by loan class and by impairment method is presented in the tables that follow:
(in thousands)
Comm. and industrial
Comm. tax-exempt
Owner occupied real estate
Comm. construction and land development
Comm. real estate
Residen-tial
Con-
sumer
Unallo-cated
Total
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
March 31, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Allowance for loan losses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Individually evaluated
for impairment
$
4,365

$

$
1,355

$

$

$

$

$

$
5,720

Collectively evaluated
for impairment
7,654

52

589

4,529

4,945

803

870

593

20,035

Total ALL
$
12,019

$
52

$
1,944

$
4,529

$
4,945

$
803

$
870

$
593

$
25,755

Loans receivable:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loans evaluated
  individually
$
17,722

$

$
6,249

$
3,670

$
10,504

$
5,639

$
2,229

$

$
46,013

Loans evaluated
  collectively
518,627

67,176

305,010

133,393

596,896

110,504

226,091


1,957,697

Total loans receivable
$
536,349

$
67,176

$
311,259

$
137,063

$
607,400

$
116,143

$
228,320

$

$
2,003,710


(in thousands)
Comm. and industrial
Comm. tax-exempt
Owner occupied real estate
Comm. construction and land development
Comm. real estate
Residen-tial
Con-
sumer
Unallo-cated
Total
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
December 31, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Allowance for loan losses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Individually evaluated
for impairment
$
4,401

$

$
1,242

$

$

$

$

$

$
5,643

Collectively evaluated
for impairment
7,313

55

689

4,242

4,707

796

931

622

19,355

Total ALL
$
11,714

$
55

$
1,931

$
4,242

$
4,707

$
796

$
931

$
622

$
24,998

Loans receivable:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loans evaluated
  individually
$
16,982

$

$
7,464

$
3,810

$
9,976

$
5,657

$
2,433

$

$
46,322

Loans evaluated
  collectively
508,145

71,151

324,606

134,254

584,300

105,294

224,462


1,952,212

Total loans receivable
$
525,127

$
71,151

$
332,070

$
138,064

$
594,276

$
110,951

$
226,895

$

$
1,998,534


The Bank may create a specific allowance for all of or a part of a particular loan in lieu of a charge-off or charge-down as a result of management's evaluation of impaired loans. In these instances, the Bank has determined that a loss is not imminent based upon available information surrounding the credit at the time of the analysis including, but not limited to, unresolved legal matters; however, management believes an allowance is appropriate to acknowledge the probable risk of loss.

Typically, commercial construction and land development and commercial real estate loans present a greater risk of nonpayment by a borrower than other types of loans. The market value of and cash flow from real estate, particularly real estate held for investment, can fluctuate significantly in a relatively short period of time. Commercial and industrial, tax exempt and owner occupied real estate loans are generally of comparatively lower risk because the repayment of these loans relies primarily on the cash flow from a business which is typically more stable and predictable.

Consumer loan collections are dependent on the borrower's continued financial stability and thus are more likely to be affected by adverse personal circumstances. Consumer and residential loans are also impacted by the market value of real estate. Furthermore, the application of various federal and state laws, including bankruptcy and insolvency laws, may limit the amount


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that can be recovered on these loans. The risk of nonpayment is affected by changes in economic conditions, the credit risks of a particular borrower, the term of the loan and, in the case of a collateralized loan, the value of the collateral and other factors.

Management bases its quantitative analysis of probable future loan losses (when determining the ALL) on those loans collectively reviewed for impairment on a two-year period of actual historical losses. Management continuously assesses the quality of the Company's loan portfolio in conjunction with the current state of the economy and its impact on our borrowers repayment ability and on loan collateral values in order to determine the appropriate historical loss period to use in our quantitative analysis. Management may increase or decrease the historical loss period at some point in the future based on the state of the local, regional and national economies and other factors.

The qualitative factors such as changes in levels and trends of charge-offs and delinquencies; material changes in the mix, volume or duration of the loan portfolio; changes in lending policies and procedures including underwriting standards; changes in the experience, ability and depth of lending management and other relevant staff; the existence and effect of any concentrations of credit; changes in the overall values of collateral; changes in the quality of the loan review program and changes in national and local economic trends and conditions among other things, are factors which have not been identified by the quantitative analysis. The determination of qualitative factors inherently involves a higher degree of subjectivity and considers risk factors that may not have yet manifested themselves in historical loss experience.

The following tables summarize the transactions in the ALL: 
(in thousands)
Comm. and industrial
Comm. tax-exempt
Owner occupied real estate
Comm. construction and land development
Comm. real estate
Residen-tial
Consumer
Unallo-cated
Total
2015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance at January 1
$
11,714

$
55

$
1,931

$
4,242

$
4,707

$
796

$
931

$
622

$
24,998

Provision charged to operating expenses
530

(3
)
66

285

688

20

(57
)
(29
)
1,500

Recoveries of loans previously charged-off
54



2

7

1

12


76

Loans charged-off
(279
)

(53
)

(457
)
(14
)
(16
)

(819
)
Balance at March 31
$
12,019

$
52

$
1,944

$
4,529

$
4,945

$
803

$
870

$
593

$
25,755

 
(in thousands)
Comm. and industrial
Comm. tax-exempt
Owner occupied real estate
Comm. construction and land development
Comm. real estate
Residen-tial
Consumer
Unallo-cated
Total
2014
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Balance at January 1
$
8,178

$
72

$
2,180

$
5,559

$
4,161

$
960

$
1,303

$
697

$
23,110

Provision charged to operating expenses
(915
)
(4
)
(162
)
195

1,122

346

133

185

900

Recoveries of loans previously charged-off
1,005


243

100

73


23


1,444

Loans charged-off
(354
)

(25
)
(12
)
(716
)
(283
)
(130
)

(1,520
)
Balance at March 31
$
7,914

$
68

$
2,236

$
5,842

$
4,640

$
1,023

$
1,329

$
882

$
23,934

 



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The following table presents information regarding the Company's impaired loans. The recorded investment represents the contractual obligation less any charged off principal.
 
March 31, 2015
December 31, 2014
(in thousands)
Recorded Investment
Unpaid Principal Balance
Related Allowance
Recorded Investment
Unpaid Principal Balance
Related Allowance
Impaired loans with no related allowance:
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Commercial and industrial
$
7,601

$
8,343

$

$
8,766

$
9,437

$

   Commercial tax-exempt






   Owner occupied real estate
3,482

3,935


6,155

6,636


   Commercial construction and land
     development
3,670

3,670


3,810

3,810


   Commercial real estate
10,504

10,567


9,976

10,097


   Residential
5,639

6,953


5,657

7,011


   Consumer
2,229

2,384


2,433

2,686


Total impaired loans with no related
  allowance
33,125

35,852


36,797

39,677


Impaired loans with an allowance recorded:
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Commercial and industrial
10,121

10,121

4,365

8,216

8,216

4,401

   Owner occupied real estate
2,767

2,767

1,355

1,309

1,309

1,242

Total impaired loans with an
  allowance recorded
12,888

12,888

5,720

9,525

9,525

5,643

Total impaired loans:
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Commercial and industrial
17,722

18,464

4,365

16,982

17,653

4,401

   Commercial tax-exempt






   Owner occupied real estate
6,249

6,702

1,355

7,464

7,945

1,242

   Commercial construction and land
     development
3,670

3,670


3,810

3,810


   Commercial real estate
10,504

10,567


9,976

10,097


   Residential
5,639

6,953


5,657

7,011


   Consumer
2,229

2,384


2,433

2,686


Total impaired loans
$
46,013

$
48,740

$
5,720

$
46,322

$
49,202

$
5,643




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The following table presents additional information regarding the Company's impaired loans for the three months ended:
 
Three Months Ended
 
March 31, 2015
March 31, 2014
(in thousands)
Average Recorded Investment
Interest Income Recognized
Average Recorded Investment
Interest Income Recognized
Impaired loans with no related allowance:
 
 
 
 
   Commercial and industrial
$
8,849

$
70

$
7,890

$
40

   Commercial tax-exempt




   Owner occupied real estate
5,459


4,786

10

   Commercial construction and
     land development
3,679

6

8,241

17

   Commercial real estate
10,662

39

10,770

48

   Residential
5,669

8

4,488

13

   Consumer
2,337

7

2,635

7

Total impaired loans with no
  related allowance
36,655

130

38,810

135

Impaired loans with an allowance recorded:
 
 
 
 
   Commercial and industrial
8,572


3,246


   Owner occupied real estate
1,787


1,686


   Commercial construction and
     land development


3,477


   Residential


3,079


   Consumer


476


Total impaired loans with an
  allowance recorded
10,359


11,964


Total impaired loans:
 
 
 
 
   Commercial and industrial
17,421

70

11,136

40

   Commercial tax-exempt




   Owner occupied real estate
7,246


6,472

10

   Commercial construction and
     land development
3,679

6

11,718

17

   Commercial real estate
10,662

39

10,770

48

   Residential
5,669

8

7,567

13

   Consumer
2,337

7

3,111

7

Total impaired loans
$
47,014

$
130

$
50,774

$
135


Impaired loans averaged approximately $47.0 million and $50.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively. All nonaccrual loans are considered impaired and interest income is handled as discussed earlier in the nonaccrual section of this Note 4. Interest income continued to accrue on certain impaired loans totaling $130,000 and $135,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively.
 
The Bank assigns the following loan risk ratings to commercial loans as credit quality indicators of its loan portfolio: pass, special mention, substandard accrual, substandard nonaccrual and doubtful. Monthly, management tracks loans that are no longer pass rated. We review the cash flow, operating results and financial condition of the borrower and any guarantors, as well as the collateral position against established policy guidelines as a means of providing a targeted list of loans and loan relationships that require additional attention. Special mention loans are those loans that are currently adequately protected, but potentially weak. The potential weaknesses may, if not corrected, weaken the loan's credit quality or inadvertently jeopardize the Bank's credit position in the future. Substandard accrual and substandard nonaccrual assets are characterized by well-defined weaknesses that jeopardize the liquidation of the debt and by the possibility that the Bank will sustain some loss if the weaknesses are not corrected. Substandard accrual loans would move from accrual to nonaccrual when the Bank does not believe it will collect all of its contractual principal and interest payments. Some identifiers used to assess collectibility are as follows: when the loan is 90 days past due in principal or interest, there are triggering events in the borrower's or any guarantor's financial statements that show continuing deterioration, the borrower's or any guarantor's source of repayment is depleting, or if bankruptcy or other legal matters are present, regardless


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if the loan is 90 days past due or not. Doubtful loans have all of the weaknesses inherent in those classified as substandard accrual and substandard nonaccrual with the added characteristic that the weaknesses make collection or liquidation in full, on the basis of currently known facts, conditions and values, highly questionable and improbable. Pass rated loans are reviewed throughout the year through the recurring review process of an independent loan review function and through the application of other credit metrics.
Credit quality indicators for commercial loans broken out by loan type at period end are presented in the following tables. There were no loans classified as doubtful for the periods ended March 31, 2015 or December 31, 2014.

 
March 31, 2015
(in thousands)
Pass
Special Mention
Substandard Accrual
Substandard Nonaccrual
Total
Commercial credit exposure:






   Commercial and industrial
$
488,040

$
17,454

$
18,480

$
12,375

$
536,349

   Commercial tax-exempt
67,176




67,176

   Owner occupied real estate
293,499

4,238

7,312

6,210

311,259

   Commercial construction and land development
133,494

187

141

3,241

137,063

   Commercial real estate
596,528

2,766

1,744

6,362

607,400

     Total
$
1,578,737

$
24,645

$
27,677

$
28,188

$
1,659,247


 
December 31, 2014
(in thousands)
Pass
Special Mention
Substandard Accrual
Substandard Nonaccrual
Total
Commercial credit exposure:
 
 
 
 
 
   Commercial and industrial
$
473,984

$
20,785

$
18,724

$
11,634

$
525,127

   Commercial tax-exempt
71,151