• Bank Mutual Corporation Reports Net Income for the Third Quarter of 2017

    Source: Nasdaq GlobeNewswire / 18 Oct 2017 16:15:35   America/New_York

    MILWAUKEE, Oct. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bank Mutual Corporation (NASDAQ:BKMU) reported net income of $3.8 million or $0.08 per diluted share in the third quarter of 2017 compared to $4.5 million or $0.10 per diluted share in the same quarter of last year.  Year-to-date in 2017, Bank Mutual Corporation (“Bank Mutual”) reported net income of $11.7 million or $0.25 per diluted share compared to $12.9 million or $0.28 per diluted share in the same nine-month period in 2016.  During the third quarter of 2017 Bank Mutual recorded $1.3 million in expenses related to its pending merger with Associated Banc-Corp (“Associated,”) (NYSE:ASB), which was announced on July 20, 2017.  Bank Mutual’s results in the 2017 periods were favorably impacted by higher net interest income, reduced provision for loan losses, higher gains on sales of real estate held for investment, lower advertising and marketing expenses, and a decline in other non-interest expenses in the 2017 periods compared to the same periods in 2016.  In addition, the third quarter of 2017 was favorably impacted by lower net losses and expenses on foreclosed real estate compared to net losses in the same period of the previous year.  These favorable developments were largely offset by lower deposit-related fees, reduced mortgage banking revenue, and a decrease in loan-related fees compared to the same periods in 2016.  In addition, the 2017 periods included a $197,000 loss on the sale of five retail branch offices and related loans and deposits to another financial institution, as well as higher compensation and benefit expenses and increased occupancy and data processing costs.  Finally, the 2017 year-to-date period was also impacted by lower brokerage, advisory, and insurance revenue and higher net losses and expenses on foreclosed real estate.   

    David A. Baumgarten, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank Mutual, commented, “Excluding the after-tax effect of $1.3 million in expenses related to our pending merger with Associated, our earnings would have increased slightly in the third quarter of 2017 compared to the same quarter last year.”  He added, “We continue to be pleased with the year-over-year growth in our loans and the expansion of our net interest margin, although we continue to struggle a bit with our sources of non-interest income, which has declined in 2017.”  Mr. Baumgarten concluded, “We remain on track with efforts to complete our pending merger with Associated and we are looking forward to next week’s shareholder meeting on this important matter.” 

    Bank Mutual’s net interest income increased by $976,000 or 5.2% and $3.4 million or 6.3% during the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2017, respectively, compared to the same periods in 2016. Included in the three- and nine-month periods in 2016 were $577,000 and $1.1 million, respectively, in call premiums that Bank Mutual received on a mortgage-related securities that were called by the issuer in those periods.  Excluding these call premiums, net interest income in the first three- and nine-month periods of 2017 increased by $1.6 million or 8.6% and $4.5 million or 8.4% compared to the same periods in 2016.  Most of this increase was caused by an increase in Bank Mutual’s average earning assets, which increased by $122.5 million or 5.2% during the nine months ended September 30, 2017, compared to the same period in 2016.  This increase was primarily attributable to an increase in average loans receivable.  Also contributing to the increase in net interest income in the 2017 periods was an improvement in Bank Mutual’s net interest margin, excluding the impact of the aforementioned call premiums.  Finally, an increase in funding from non-interest bearing checking accounts also contributed to the increase in net interest income in the 2017 periods. 

    Bank Mutual’s net interest margin was 3.12% and 3.07% during the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2017, respectively, which compared to 2.98% and 2.97% during the same periods in 2016 (excluding ten and six basis points of benefit related to the aforementioned call premiums in the three- and nine-month periods of 2016, respectively).  Management has noted in recent periods that increases in the yield on Bank Mutual’s earning assets have been modestly greater than the increases in its cost of funds.  This has occurred in an environment of rising interest rates, due in part to recent increases in the fed funds rate by the Federal Reserve.  Management attributes the modest increases in Bank Mutual’s net interest margin to an overall interest rate risk exposure that is slightly asset sensitive.  That is, management believes that the sensitivity of Bank Mutual’s earning assets to changes in market interest rates is slightly greater than its interest-bearing liabilities. As such, management anticipates that Bank Mutual’s net interest margin may continue to show slight improvement in the immediate future, although there can be no assurances. 

    Bank Mutual’s net interest margin is subject to competitive pricing pressures for loans and deposits, changes in borrower and depositor preferences, and other economic and market factors that are outside of management’s control.  Of particular concern to management are possible future changes in the competitive environment for interest rates on interest-bearing checking, savings, and money market deposit accounts.  If competitive or market pressures require Bank Mutual to increase the interest rates it pays on these deposit accounts, and such increases are not exceeded or matched by increases in the yield on its earning assets, Bank Mutual’s net interest margin could be adversely impacted in future periods.  Also of concern to management are possible future changes in depositor preferences for certain types of deposit products. Specifically, management believes that the relatively low interest rate environment that has persisted for the past few years has encouraged many deposit customers to switch to transaction deposits in an effort to retain flexibility in the event market interest rates increase.  If market interest rates continue to increase in the future, customers’ preferences may shift from transaction deposits to certificates of deposit, which generally have a higher interest cost.  This development could also have an adverse impact on Bank Mutual’s net interest margin in future periods.

    Bank Mutual’s provision for loan losses was $472,000 in the third quarter of 2017 compared to $1.4 million in the same quarter last year. On a year-to-date basis, provision for loan losses was $1.6 million in 2017 compared to $2.0 million in 2016.  Bank Mutual’s non-performing and other classified loans have declined in recent periods and its net charge-offs continue to be nominal.  As a result, Bank Mutual’s provision for loan losses has decreased relative to prior periods.    

    In general, management believes that overall economic, employment, and real estate conditions are relatively stable in Bank Mutual’s local markets.  However, trends in the credit quality of Bank Mutual’s loan portfolio are subject to many factors that are outside of Bank Mutual’s control, such as economic and market conditions that can fluctuate considerably from period to period.  As such, there can be no assurances that there will not be significant fluctuations in Bank Mutual’s non-performing loans, classified loans, and/or loan charge-off activity from period to period, which may result in significant variability in Bank Mutual’s provision for loan losses. 

    Deposit-related fees and charges declined by $56,000 or 1.9% and $193,000 or 2.2% during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, respectively, compared to the same periods in the previous year.  Deposit-related fees and charges consist of overdraft fees, ATM and debit card fees, merchant processing fees, account service charges, and other revenue items related to services performed by Bank Mutual for its retail and commercial deposit customers.  Management attributes the decline in deposit-related fees and charges to changes in customer spending behavior in recent periods which has resulted in lower revenue from overdraft charges and ATM usage.  These developments have been partially offset by increased deposit account service charges and increased treasury management fees from commercial depositors. 

    Mortgage banking revenue, net, was $788,000 and $2.4 million during three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2017, respectively.  This compared to $1.4 million and $3.3 million during the same periods in 2016, respectively.  The following table presents the components of mortgage banking revenue, net, for the periods indicated:

        
     Three Months Ended
    September 30
     Nine months Ended 
    September 30
      2017  2016   2017  2016 
     (Dollars in thousands)
    Gross loan servicing fees$608 $633  $1,839 $1,915 
    MSR amortization (384) (650)  (1,100) (1,636)
    Change in MSR valuation allowance         
    Loan servicing revenue, net 224  (17)  739  279 
    Gain on loan sales activities, net 564  1,371   1,662  3,042 
    Mortgage banking revenue, net$788 $1,354  $2,401 $3,321 
                  

    Loan servicing revenue, net, increased during the three- and nine-month periods in 2017 compared to the same periods in 2016.  These increases were primarily caused by a decline in amortization of mortgage servicing rights (“MSRs”).  These declines were caused by generally higher market interest rates for one- to four-family loans in 2017, which has resulted in reduced loan prepayment activity and slower amortization of the related MSRs compared to the prior year.  The favorable impact of this development was partially offset by declines in gross servicing fees in the 2017 periods due to an overall decline in loans serviced for third-party investors.  As of September 30, 2017, Bank Mutual serviced $957.8 million in loans for third-party investors compared to $1.0 billion one year earlier.  

    The change in valuation allowance that Bank Mutual establishes against its MSRs is recorded as a recovery or loss, as the case may be, in the period in which the change occurs.  As of September 30, 2017, Bank Mutual had no valuation allowance against its MSRs, which had a carrying value of $6.3 million as of that date.  MSR valuation allowances typically increase in periods of lower market interest rates, which results in a charge to earnings in the period of the increase.  During such periods loan refinance activity and expectations for future loan prepayments typically increase, which generally reduces the fair value of MSRs and could result in an increase in the MSR valuation allowance.  However, in recent periods market interest rates for one- to four-family loans have generally been higher.  As such, there was no requirement for an MSR valuation allowance as of September 30, 2017, and management does not expect one to be necessary in the near future.  In addition, management expects that amortization of MSRs may continue to be lower in the near term in response to reduced levels of loan refinance activity.  However, these developments cannot be assured, particularly if market interest rates for one- to four-family residential loans decline in the future.

    Gain on loan sales activities, net, was $564,000 and $1.7 million during the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2017, respectively, compared to $1.4 million and $3.0 million during the same periods in 2016.   Bank Mutual typically sells most of the fixed-rate, one- to four-family mortgage loans that it originates.  Market interest rates for one- to four-family loans have been higher in recent periods, which is a development that typically results in lower originations and sales of such loans.  The origination and sale of residential loans is subject to variations in market interest rates and other factors outside of management’s control.  Accordingly, there can be no assurances that such originations and sales will increase or will not vary considerably from period to period.

    Brokerage, advisory, and insurance revenue was $824,000 during the third quarter of 2017, which was slightly higher than the same quarter in the previous year.  Year-to-date this source of revenue was $2.4 million, which was $167,000 or 6.6% lower than the same period in 2016.  This revenue item generally consists of commissions earned on sales of tax-deferred annuities, mutual funds, and certain other securities, fees earned for investment advisory services, and commissions earned on sales of personal and business insurance products.  Management attributes the recent fluctuations in this revenue line item to changes in commissions earned from sales of tax-deferred annuities and other sources of transaction-based income.  In recent periods management has begun to shift the mix of revenue in this line of business from commission income, which tends to be transaction-based, to advisory fee income, which is generally based on assets under management rather than execution of individual transactions.  Management believes that advisory-based fee income will be a more stable source of revenue in the future and expects that it will continue to grow due to new products, services, systems, and investment advisors that Bank Mutual has added in prior periods, although there can be no assurances.  

    Loan-related fees were $381,000 and $1.5 million during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, respectively.  These amounts compared to $1.1 million and $4.0 million during the same periods in 2016, respectively.  The largest source of fees in this revenue category has historically been interest rate swap fees related to commercial loan relationships.  Bank Mutual mitigates the interest rate risk associated with certain of its loan relationships by executing interest rate swaps, the accounting for which results in the recognition of a certain amount of fee income at the time the swap contracts are executed.  The decrease in loan-related fees in the 2017 periods was primarily due to reduced originations of multi-family, commercial real estate, and construction loans, which are the types of loans that generate most of Bank Mutual’s interest rate swap fees.  Management anticipates that originations of these types of loans will remain lower during the remainder of 2017.

    During the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2017, Bank Mutual recorded $56,000 and $325,000 in gains on the disposition of real estate that it held for investment purposes, respectively.  This compared to $12,000 in both the three- and nine-month periods of the prior year.  Bank Mutual continues to actively market certain of the properties that it holds for investment purposes.  There can be no assurances that Bank Mutual will be able to sell such properties for gains or that gains or losses on such sales, if any, will not fluctuate considerably from period to period.

    In the third quarter of 2017 Bank Mutual completed the sale of five retail branch offices to another financial institution, which included $46.1 million in deposits and $13.0 million in loans associated with the offices.  Bank Mutual recorded a loss of $197,000 on this transaction.  In addition, during the nine months ended September 30, 2017, Bank Mutual also recorded $187,000 in one-time costs related to this transaction, as well as its decision to consolidate two other retail branch offices into other offices earlier in the year.  These costs consisted primarily of asset disposition costs, employment severance costs, data processing costs, and professional fees. 

    Compensation-related expenses increased by $167,000 or 1.6% and $1.4 million or 4.4% during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, respectively, compared to the same periods in 2016.  These increases were due in part to normal annual merit increases granted to most employees at the beginning of 2017.  Also contributing were certain signing bonuses and commission guarantees that Bank Mutual paid to a team of four experienced residential loan originators that it recruited from another financial institution earlier in the year.  Finally, contributing to a lesser degree was higher share-based compensation and employer 401k contributions in the 2017 periods compared to the same periods in the prior year.   These developments were partially offset in the third quarter of 2017 by reduced compensation and related costs from the aforementioned sale of five retail banking offices, as well as the consolidation of two other retail banking offices earlier in the year.

    Occupancy, equipment, and data processing expenses increased by $111,000 or 3.3% and $524,000 or 5.2% during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, respectively, compared to the same periods in 2016.  These increases were primarily caused by increased data processing, software, and equipment costs associated with various initiatives undertaken by Bank Mutual in recent periods.   These developments were partially offset in the third quarter of 2017 by reduced occupancy, equipment, and data processing costs from the aforementioned sale of five retail banking offices, as well as the consolidation of two other retail banking offices earlier in the year.

    Advertising and marketing-related expense was $535,000 and $1.8 million during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, respectively, compared to $737,000 and $2.3 million during the same periods in 2016.  Management anticipates that spending on advertising and marketing-related expenses during the full year 2017 will be about 10 to 20% lower than it was in 2016.  However, this outcome depends on future management decisions and there can be no assurances.

    Net losses and expenses on foreclosed real estate were $15,000 and $169,000 during the three-month periods ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.  Net losses and expenses during the nine-month periods ended as of those same dates were $286,000 and $80,000.   In general, Bank Mutual has experienced only modest gains, losses, and expenses on foreclosed real estate in recent periods due to relatively low levels of foreclosed properties and improved market conditions.  

    During the three months ended September 30, 2017, Bank Mutual recorded $1.3 million in expenses related to its pending merger with Associated.  These expenses consisted primarily of professional advisory, consulting, and legal fees. 

    Other non-interest expense was $2.2 million in the third quarter of 2017 compared to $2.3 million in the same quarter of last year.   In a year-to-date comparison, these expenses were $6.4 million in 2017 compared to $7.0 million in 2016. The 2016 quarter and year-to-date periods included $134,000 and $341,000, respectively, in prepayment penalties related to the early retirement of certain fixed-rate advances from the FHLB of Chicago in those periods.  Other non-interest expense also declined slightly in the 2017 periods due in part to lower ATM and card processing charges compared to the same periods in 2016. 

    Income tax expense was $2.3 million and $2.5 million during the third quarters of 2017 and 2016, respectively, and was $6.5 million and $7.4 million during the year-to-date periods in 2017 and 2016, respectively.  The effective tax rates (“ETRs”) for the quarter periods were 36.9% and 35.8%, respectively, and for the year-to-date periods were 35.7% and 36.5%, respectively.  Bank Mutual’s ETR will vary from period to period because of certain tax deductions related to the impact of non-taxable revenue items, such as earnings from BOLI and tax-exempt interest income, as well as the impact of vesting of restricted stock grants and exercises of certain stock options by employees and directors.

    Bank Mutual’s total assets increased by $45.2 million or 1.7% during the nine months ended September 30, 2017.  During this period a $59.8 million increase in deposit liabilities and a $25.7 million increase in advance payments for taxes and insurance funded a $41.9 million increase in loans receivable, a $13.0 million increase in aggregate mortgage-related securities, and a $31.1 million decrease in borrowings.  Bank Mutual’s total shareholders’ equity was $292.4 million at September 30, 2017, compared to $286.6 million at December 31, 2016.
           
    Bank Mutual’s loans receivable increased by $41.9 million or 2.2% during the nine months ended September 30, 2017.  During this period increases in multi-family loans, commercial and industrial loans, and one- to four-family permanent loans were partially offset by a decline in commercial real estate loans, construction loans (net of the undisbursed portion), and home equity and other consumer loans.  The loan portfolio is subject to economic, market, competitive, and regulatory factors outside of Bank Mutual’s control and there can be no assurances that expected loan growth will continue or that total loans will not decrease in future periods.

    Bank Mutual’s deposit liabilities increased by $59.8 million or 3.2% during the nine months ended September 30, 2017.  This increase was primarily the result of a $100.0 million increase in brokered certificates of deposits that were drawn by Bank Mutual during the period as an alternative funding source to borrowing from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago.  This source of funds was also used to fund the aforementioned purchase and assumption of $46.1 million in deposit liabilities by another financial institution that was closed in the third quarter of 2017.  

    Bank Mutual’s shareholders’ equity was $292.4 million at September 30, 2017, compared to $286.6 million at December 31, 2016.  This increase was primarily due to $11.7 million in net income that was partially offset by $7.6 million in regular cash dividends.  Also contributing to the increase was periodic amortization related to share-based compensation and the issuance of treasury shares on stock option exercises.  The book value of Bank Mutual’s common stock was $6.36 per share at September 30, 2017, compared to $6.27 at December 31, 2016.     

    Bank Mutual’s non-performing loans were $8.0 million or 0.41% of loans receivable as of September 30, 2017, compared to $8.2 million or 0.42% of loans receivable as of December 31, 2016.  Non-performing assets, which includes non-performing loans, were $8.9 million or 0.33% of total assets and $11.2 million or 0.42% of total assets as of these same dates, respectively.   Non-performing assets are classified as “substandard” in accordance with Bank Mutual’s internal risk rating policy.  In addition to non-performing assets, at September 30, 2017, management was closely monitoring $65.2 million in additional loans that were classified as either “special mention” or “substandard” in accordance with Bank Mutual’s internal risk rating policy.  This amount compared to $68.6 million at December 31, 2016.  As of September 30, 2017, most of Bank Mutual’s additional classified loans were secured by commercial real estate, multi-family real estate, land, and certain commercial business assets.  Management does not believe any of these loans were impaired as of September 30, 2017, although there can be no assurances that the loans will not become impaired in future periods. 

    Trends in the credit quality of Bank Mutual’s loan portfolio are subject to many factors that are outside of Bank Mutual’s control, such as economic and market conditions.  As such, there can be no assurances that there will not be significant fluctuations in Bank Mutual’s non-performing assets and/or classified loans in future periods or that there will not be significant variability in Bank Mutual’s provision for loan losses from period to period. 

    Bank Mutual’s allowance for loan losses was $21.3 million or 1.07% of total loans at September 30, 2017, compared to $19.9 million or 1.03% of total loans at December 31, 2016.  As a percent of non-performing loans, Bank Mutual’s allowance for loan losses was 265.2% at September 30, 2017, compared to 242.5% at December 31, 2016.  Management believes the allowance for loan losses at September 30, 2017, was adequate to cover probable and estimable losses in Bank Mutual’s loan portfolio as of that date.  However, future increases to the allowance may be necessary and results of operations could be adversely affected if future conditions differ from the assumptions used by management to determine the allowance for loan losses as of the end of the period. 

    Bank Mutual Corporation’s stock is quoted on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker BKMU.  As of September 30, 2017, its subsidiary bank operated 57 banking locations in Wisconsin and one in Minnesota. 

    Cautionary Statements        

    This release contains or incorporates by reference various forward-looking statements concerning Bank Mutual's prospects that are based on the current expectations and beliefs of management.  Forward-looking statements may contain, and are intended to be identified by, words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “objective,” “projection,” “intend,” “optimistic,” and similar expressions; the use of verbs in the future tense and discussions of periods after the date on which this report is issued are also forward-looking statements.  The statements contained herein and such future statements involve or may involve certain assumptions, risks, and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Bank Mutual's control, that could cause Bank Mutual's actual results and performance to differ materially from what is stated or expected.  In addition to the assumptions and other factors referenced specifically in connection with such statements, the following factors could impact the business and financial prospects of Bank Mutual:  the possibility that the proposed merger with Associated may not be completed in a timely manner or at all; general economic conditions, including volatility in credit, lending, and financial markets; weakness and declines in the real estate market, which could affect both collateral values and loan activity; periods of relatively high unemployment or economic weakness and other factors which could affect borrowers’ ability to repay their loans; negative developments affecting particular borrowers, which could further adversely impact loan repayments and collection; legislative and regulatory initiatives and changes, including action taken, or that may be taken, in response to difficulties in financial markets and/or which could negatively affect the rights of creditors; monetary and fiscal policies of the federal government; the effects of further regulation and consolidation within the financial services industry; regulatory actions either generally or specifically related to Bank Mutual associated with safety and soundness, compliance, loan concentrations, or technology concerns that could restrict Bank Mutual’s freedom of operations; regulators’ strict expectations for financial institutions’ capital levels and restrictions imposed on institutions, as to payments of dividends, share repurchases, or otherwise, to maintain or achieve those levels; recent, pending, and/or potential rulemaking or various federal regulatory agencies that could affect Bank Mutual or the Bank; increased competition and/or disintermediation within the financial services industry; changes in tax rates, deductions and/or policies; potential further changes in FDIC premiums and other governmental assessments; changes in deposit flows; changes in the cost of funds; fluctuations in general market rates of interest and/or yields or rates on competing loans, investments, and sources of funds; demand for loan or deposit products; illiquidity of financial markets and other negative developments affecting particular investment and mortgage-related securities, which could adversely impact the fair value of and/or cash flows from such securities; changes in customers’ demand for other financial services; Bank Mutual’s potential inability to carry out business plans or strategies; changes in accounting policies or guidelines; natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or developments in the war on terrorism or other global conflicts; the risk of failures in computer or other technology systems or data maintenance, or breaches of security relating to such systems; and the factors discussed in Bank Mutual’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly under Part I, Item 1A, “Risk Factors,” of Bank Mutual’s 2016 Annual Report on Form 10-K, under the caption “Forward Looking Statements” in Bank Mutual’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed on July 20, 2017, and under the caption “Risk Factors” in Bank Mutual’s Schedule 14A, “Definitive Proxy Statement,” filed on September 15, 2017.

     
     
     Bank Mutual Corporation and Subsidiaries 
     Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition 
     (Dollars in thousands, except per share data)  
      September 30 December 31
       2017   2016 
     ASSETS     
    Cash and due from banks $27,695  $31,284 
    Interest-earning deposits  27,837   18,803 
    Cash and cash equivalents  55,532   50,087 
    Mortgage-related securities available-for-sale, at fair value  386,481   371,880 
    Mortgage-related securities held-to-maturity, at amortized cost    
    (fair value of $92,561 in 2017 and $94,266 in 2016)  91,617   93,234 
    Loans held-for-sale  4,026   5,952 
    Loans receivable (net of allowance for loan losses of $21,326    
    in 2017 and $19,940 in 2016)  1,984,823   1,942,907 
    Mortgage servicing rights, net  6,278   6,569 
    Other assets  164,917   177,895 
         
    Total assets $2,693,674  $2,648,524 
         
     LIABILITIES AND EQUITY     
    Liabilities:    
    Deposit liabilities $1,924,552  $1,864,730 
    Borrowings  408,022   439,150 
    Advance payments by borrowers for taxes and insurance  30,458   4,770 
    Other liabilities  38,292   53,233 
    Total liabilities  2,401,324   2,361,883 
    Equity:    
    Preferred stock - $0.01 par value:    
    Authorized - 20,000,000 shares in 2017 and 2016    
    Issued and outstanding - none in 2017 and 2016  -   - 
    Common stock - $0.01 par value:    
    Authorized - 200,000,000 shares in 2017 and 2016    
    Issued - 78,783,849 shares in 2017 and 2016    
    Outstanding - 45,938,464 shares in 2017 and 45,691,790 in 2016  788   788 
    Additional paid-in capital  483,592   484,940 
    Retained earnings  175,731   171,633 
    Accumulated other comprehensive loss  (11,234)  (11,139)
    Treasury stock - 32,845,385 shares in 2017 and 33,092,059 in 2016  (356,527)  (359,581)
    Total shareholders' equity  292,350   286,641 
         
    Total liabilities and equity $2,693,674  $2,648,524 
         
         


     Bank Mutual Corporation and Subsidiaries 
     Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Income 
     (Dollars in thousands, except per share data) 
       Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended 
       September 30   September 30 
      2017 2016 2017 2016
    Interest income:        
    Loans $20,557  $18,209 $58,725  $52,505
    Mortgage-related securities  2,483   3,139  7,503   9,122
    Investment securities  163   117  452   338
    Interest-earning deposits  25   5  52   23
    Total interest income  23,228   21,470  66,732   61,988
    Interest expense:        
    Deposits  1,773   1,468  4,770   4,319
    Borrowings  1,767   1,290  4,679   3,790
    Advance payment by borrowers for taxes and insurance  -   -  1   1
    Total interest expense  3,540   2,758  9,450   8,110
    Net interest income  19,688   18,712  57,282   53,878
    Provision for loan losses  472   1,395  1,552   1,986
    Net interest income after provision for loan losses  19,216   17,317  55,730   51,892
    Non-interest income:        
    Deposit-related fees and charges  2,935   2,991  8,492   8,685
    Mortgage banking revenue, net  788   1,354  2,401   3,321
    Brokerage, advisory, and insurance revenue  824   816  2,362   2,529
    Loan-related fees  381   1,136  1,483   4,001
    Income from bank-owned life insurance ("BOLI")  442   460  1,317   1,387
    Gain on real estate held for investment  56   12  325   12
    Net loss on sale of retail branch offices, loans, and deposits  (197)  -  (197)  -
    Other non-interest income  26   98  181   186
    Total non-interest income  5,255   6,867  16,364   20,121
    Non-interest expense:        
    Compensation, payroll taxes, and other employee benefits  10,619   10,452  32,521   31,155
    Occupancy, equipment, and data processing costs  3,428   3,317  10,657   10,133
    Advertising and marketing  535   737  1,829   2,292
    Federal deposit insurance premiums  350   273  1,029   1,078
    Losses and expenses on foreclosed real estate, net  15   169  286   80
    Merger-related expenses  1,263   -  1,263   -
    Other non-interest expense  2,169   2,298  6,350   6,993
    Total non-interest expense  18,379   17,246  53,935   51,731
    Income before income tax expense  6,092   6,938  18,159   20,282
    Income tax expense  2,250   2,484  6,485   7,406
    Net income $3,842  $4,454 $11,674  $12,876
             
    Per share data:        
    Earnings per share-basic $0.08  $0.10 $0.25  $0.28
    Earnings per share-diluted $0.08  $0.10 $0.25  $0.28
    Cash dividends paid $0.055  $0.055 $0.165  $0.160
             
             


     Bank Mutual Corporation and Subsidiaries 
     
     Unaudited Supplemental Financial Information 
     
     (Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts and ratios) 
     
              
       Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended  
       September 30   September 30  
    Loan Originations and Sales 2017 2016 2017 2016 
    Loans originated for portfolio:         
    Commercial loans:         
    Commercial and industrial $24,019  $35,405  $66,296  $56,637  
    Commercial real estate  81   27,877   9,405   73,579  
    Multi-family  14,416   7,801   37,883   118,968  
    Construction and development  68,450   101,322   110,973   185,424  
    Total commercial loans  106,966   172,405   224,557   434,608  
    Retail loans:         
    One- to four-family first mortgages  33,262   39,760   96,457   81,944  
    Home equity  11,693   8,919   27,931   24,261  
    Other consumer  351   528   1,050   1,665  
    Total retail loans  45,306   49,207   125,438   107,870  
    Total loans originated for portfolio $152,272  $221,612  $349,995  $542,478  
              
    Mortgage loans originated for sale $22,950  $47,952  $64,532  $112,500  
              
    Mortgage loan sales $24,176  $45,407  $66,577  $107,989  
              
              
       September 30  December 31     
    Loan Portfolio Analysis 2017 2016     
    Commercial loans:         
    Commercial and industrial $272,283  $241,689      
    Commercial real estate  359,168   375,459      
    Multi-family real estate  569,739   506,136      
    Construction and development loans:         
    Commercial real estate  27,229   34,125      
    Multi-family real estate  219,568   328,186      
    Land and land development  10,077   12,484      
    Total construction and development  256,874   374,795      
    Total commercial loans  1,458,064   1,498,079      
    Retail loans:         
    One- to four-family first mortgages         
    Permanent  460,907   457,014      
    Construction  54,686   42,961      
    Total one- to four-family first mortgages  515,593   499,975      
    Home equity loans:         
    Fixed term home equity  96,009   105,544      
    Home equity lines of credit  63,898   70,043      
    Total home equity loans  159,907   175,587      
    Other consumer loans:         
    Student  5,995   6,810      
    Other  10,724   11,373      
    Total consumer loans  16,719   18,183      
    Total retail loans  692,219   693,745      
    Gross loans receivable  2,150,283   2,191,824      
    Undisbursed loan proceeds  (142,824)  (227,537)     
    Allowance for loan losses  (21,326)  (19,940)     
    Deferred fees and costs, net  (1,310)  (1,440)     
    Total loans receivable, net $1,984,823  $1,942,907      
              
    Loans serviced for others $957,819  $996,985      
              
              
     Bank Mutual Corporation and Subsidiaries  
     Unaudited Supplemental Financial Information (continued)  
     (Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts and ratios)  
              
      September 30 December 31     
    Non-Performing Loans and Assets 2017  2016     
    Non-accrual commercial loans:         
    Commercial and industrial $403  $989      
    Commercial real estate  4,129   2,839      
    Multi-family  257   274      
    Construction and development  501   148      
    Total commercial loans  5,290   4,250      
    Non-accrual retail loans:         
    One- to four-family first mortgages  2,291   3,191      
    Home equity  169   442      
    Other consumer  62   46      
    Total non-accrual retail loans  2,522   3,679      
    Total non-accrual loans  7,812   7,929      
    Accruing loans delinquent 90 days or more  231   295      
    Total non-performing loans  8,043   8,224      
    Foreclosed real estate and repossessed assets  845   2,943      
    Total non-performing assets $8,888  $11,167      
    Non-performing loans to loans receivable, net  0.41%  0.42%     
    Non-performing assets to total assets  0.33%  0.42%     
              
      September 30 December 31     
    Special Mention and Substandard Loans 2017 2016     
    (includes all non-performing loans, above)         
    Commercial loans:         
    Commercial and industrial $25,493  $16,377      
    Commercial real estate  30,489   41,394      
    Multi-family  11,468   11,699      
    Construction and development  1,001   1,355      
    Total commercial loans  68,451   70,825      
    Retail loans:         
    One- to four-family first mortgages  4,593   5,549      
    Home equity  168   442      
    Other consumer  62   46      
    Total retail loans  4,823   6,037      
    Total $73,274  $76,862      
              
       Nine Months Ended      
       September 30      
    Activity in Allowance for Loan Losses 2017 2016     
    Balance at the beginning of the period $19,940  $17,641      
    Provision for (recovery of) loan losses  1,552   1,986      
    Charge-offs:         
    Commercial and industrial  (31)  -      
    Commercial real estate  -   (179)     
    Multi-family  -   -      
    Construction and development  -   -      
    One- to four-family first mortgages  (55)  (84)     
    Home equity  (17)  (35)     
    Other consumer  (278)  (299)     
    Total charge-offs  (381)  (597)     
    Recoveries:         
    Commercial and industrial  -   5      
    Commercial real estate  13   28      
    Multi-family  32   30      
    Construction and development  -   -      
    One- to four-family first mortgages  67   42      
    Home equity  52   15      
    Other consumer  51   52      
    Total recoveries  215   172      
    Net charge-offs  (166)  (425)     
    Balance at end of period $21,326  $19,202      
    Net charge-offs to average loans, annualized  0.01%  0.03%     
              
              
      September 30 December 31     
    Allowance Ratios 2017 2016     
    Allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans 265.15%  242.46%     
    Allowance for loan losses to total loans  1.07%  1.03%     
              
      
     Bank Mutual Corporation and Subsidiaries 
     
     Unaudited Supplemental Financial Information (continued) 
     
     (Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts and ratios) 
     
              
      September 30 December 31     
    Deposit Liabilities Analysis 2017 2016     
    Non-interest-bearing checking $305,565  $309,137      
    Interest-bearing checking  240,650   238,142      
    Savings accounts  238,409   234,038      
    Money market accounts  529,871   558,905      
    Certificates of deposit  610,057   524,508      
    Total deposit liabilities $1,924,552  $1,864,730      
              
              
       Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended  
       September 30   September 30  
    Selected Operating Ratios  2017   2016   2017   2016  
    Net interest margin (1)  3.12%  3.08%  3.07%  3.03% 
    Net interest rate spread  2.99%  2.98%  2.94%  2.94% 
    Return on average assets  0.57%  0.68%  0.58%  0.67% 
    Return on average shareholders' equity  5.27%  6.20%  5.37%  6.02% 
    Efficiency ratio (2)  68.23%  67.45%  71.65%  69.92% 
    Non-interest expense as a percent of average assets 2.72%  2.61%  2.69%  2.68% 
    Shareholders' equity to total assets at end of period 10.85%  10.89%  10.85%  10.89% 
    (1) Net interest margin is determined by dividing net interest income by average earning assets for the periods indicated. 
    (2) Efficiency ratio is determined by dividing non-interest expense excluding merger-related expenses by the sum of net interest  
    income, and non-interest income excluding gains on real estate held for investment and loss on sale of retail branch offices, 
     loans, and deposits for the periods indicated. 
      
       Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended  
       September 30   September 30  
    Other Information  2017   2016   2017   2016  
    Average earning assets $2,527,039  $2,433,064  $2,490,873  $2,368,381  
    Average assets  2,704,454   2,638,532   2,677,828   2,571,446  
    Average interest bearing liabilities  2,042,393   2,015,457   2,010,583   1,970,014  
    Average shareholders' equity  291,813   287,564   289,934   285,040  
    Weighted average number of shares outstanding:         
    As used in basic earnings per share  45,562,065   45,239,567   45,538,127   45,188,990  
    As used in diluted earnings per share  46,065,050   45,664,849   46,053,626   45,630,918  
              
      September 30 December 31     
       2017   2016      
    Number of shares outstanding (net of treasury shares) 45,938,464   45,691,790      
    Book value per share $6.36  $6.27      
              

    CONTACTS: 
    Bank Mutual Corporation

    David A. Baumgarten
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    or
    Michael W. Dosland
    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    (414) 354-1500

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