• Tompkins Financial Corporation Reports Record First Quarter Earnings 2021

    Tompkins Financial Corporation Reports Record First Quarter
    Earnings

     
    ITHACA, NY - Tompkins Financial Corporation (NYSE American: TMP) Tompkins Financial Corporation reported diluted earnings per share of $1.72 for the first quarter of 2021, 224.5% over the first quarter of 2020. Net income was $25.6 million for the first quarter of 2021, an increase of 222.4% from the $7.9 million reported for the same period in 2020.

    President and CEO, Mr. Stephen Romaine commented, "We are extremely pleased to start off 2021 with record
    quarterly earnings. Results for the quarter, when compared to the same period last year, reflected favorable
    revenue trends for all three business lines, including increased net interest income, increased insurance
    commissions, and increased investment services fees. At the same time, expenses for the quarter were down
    from the same quarter last year. Growth comparisons to the previous year are significantly impacted by the
    change in provision for credit losses from a $16.3 million expense in the first quarter of 2020, compared to a
    $2.5 million credit in the first quarter of 2021. The provision for the first quarter of 2020 reflected the highly
    uncertain economic conditions related to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic forecasts and
    other model assumptions relied upon by management in determining the allowance.”

    SELECTED HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE FIRST QUARTER:
    • Diluted earnings per share of $1.72 represents the best quarter in the Company's history, and is up
    224.5% over the same period in 2020.
    • Provision for credit losses was a $2.5 million credit for the first quarter of 2021, compared to an expense
    of $16.3 million for the same period last year.
    • Total loans of $5.3 billion at March 31, 2021 were up $355.0 million, or 7.2% over March 31, 2020.
    Loan growth over the prior period includes a $370.0 million increase related to loans originated under
    the Small Business Association (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
    • Total deposits of $6.9 billion at March 31, 2021, an increase of $1.5 billion, or 28.4% over March 31,
    2020.

    NET INTEREST INCOME
    Net interest income was $55.0 million for the first quarter of 2021, up from $53.0 million for the same period in
    2020, and down from $57.8 million for the most recent prior quarter. Net interest income for the current quarter
    included $2.8 million of net deferred loan fees associated with PPP loans, compared to net deferred loan fees of
    $4.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2020. There were no net deferred loan fees related to PPP loans in the first
    quarter of 2020. Net interest income in the first quarter of 2021 also benefited from lower rates paid on deposit
    products due to lower market interest rates.

    Average loans for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 were up $377.3 million, or 7.7% compared to the same
    period in 2020. The increase in average loans was mainly in commercial loans, driven largely by PPP loans and
    commercial real estate loans. Asset yields for the quarter ended March 31, 2021, were down 84 basis points
    compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2020, which reflects the impact of reductions in market interest rates
    over the past twelve months as well as the increase in average securities and average interest bearing balances
    due from banks. While PPP loans were a significant contributor to average loan growth, increases in
    commercial real estate and residential loans were up 5.6% and 1.7%, respectively, over the same period in the
    prior year.

    Average total deposits for the first quarter of 2021 were up $1.3 billion, or 25.4% compared to the same period
    in 2020. Average noninterest bearing deposits for the three months ended March 31, 2021 were up $540.0
    million or 38.3% compared to the three months ended March 31, 2020. Average deposit balances during the
    first quarter of 2021 benefited from PPP loan originations, the majority of which were deposited in Tompkins
    checking accounts. For the first quarter of 2021, the average rate paid on interest-bearing deposit products
    decreased by 47 basis points from the same period in 2020 due to the overall decline in market interest rates.
    The total cost of interest-bearing liabilities was 0.38% at March 31, 2021, a decline of 54 basis points from
    March 31, 2020.

    Net interest margin was 3.01% for the first quarter of 2021, compared to 3.44% reported for the same period in
    2020, and 3.12% for the fourth quarter of 2020.

    NONINTEREST INCOME
    Noninterest income of $20.0 million was up 5.4% compared to the same period in 2020. Growth over the same
    quarter last year was supported by a 13.9% increase in insurance commissions and fees, an 11.2% increase in
    investment services income, and a 9.2% increase in card services income. These increases were partially offset
    by lower deposit fees and lower gains on securities transactions. Noninterest income represented 26.6% of total
    revenues for the first quarter of 2021.

    NONINTEREST EXPENSE
    Noninterest expense was $45.2 million for the first quarter of 2021, down $549,000, or 1.2%, from the first
    quarter of 2020. Salaries and employee benefits were relatively flat when compared to the same quarter last
    year. The decrease in noninterest expense for the first quarter of 2021 was primarily attributable to lower
    marketing expenses, which were down $447,000 from the first quarter of 2020.

    INCOME TAX EXPENSE
    The Company's effective tax rate was 20.7% for the first quarter of 2021, compared to 19.4% for the same
    period in 2020.

    ASSET QUALITY
    Provision for credit losses for the first quarter of 2021 was a credit of $2.5 million compared to an expense of
    $16.3 million for the same period in 2020. Net recoveries for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 were $180,000
    compared to charge-offs of $1.2 million reported for the same period in 2020.

    The allowance for credit losses represented 0.93% of total loans and leases at March 31, 2021, down from
    1.06% at March 31, 2020, and 0.98% at December 31, 2020. Nonperforming loans and leases totaled $47.7
    million at March 31, 2021, compared to $30.7 million at March 31, 2020, and $45.8 million at December 31,
    2020. The ratio of the allowance to total nonperforming loans and leases was 103.38% at March 31, 2021,
    down compared to 170.74% at March 31, 2020, and 112.87% at December 31, 2020. Nonperforming assets
    represented 0.59% of total assets at March 31, 2021, up from 0.46% at March 31, 2020, and down from 0.60%
    at December 31, 2020.

    Special Mention and Substandard loans and leases totaled $185.2 million at March 31, 2021, up compared to
    the $90.0 million at March 31, 2020, and down compared to the $189.9 million reported at December 31, 2020.
    Total Substandard loans and leases of $68.5 million at March 31, 2021, were in line with December 31, 2020,
    and up compared to the $52.9 million reported at March 31, 2020. The increases in nonperforming loans and
    leases and Substandard loans compared to prior year, were mainly related to the downgrades of credits in the
    loan portfolio related to the hospitality industry, which was significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
    Included in the nonperforming loans and leases and Substandard loans and leases are 12 loans totaling $35.5
    million that are currently in deferral status.

    During 2020 and 2021, overall credit quality has been supported by several plans initiated by the Company in
    response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As previously announced, Tompkins initiated and participated in a
    number of credit initiatives to support customers who have been impacted by the economic conditions
    associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Company implemented a payment deferral program to assist
    both consumer and business borrowers that may be experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19. As of
    March 31, 2021, total loans that continued in a deferral status amounted to approximately $195.6 million,
    representing 3.7% of total loans.

    As previously noted, the Company participated in the PPP, which provides SBA borrower guarantees for
    lenders, as well as loan forgiveness incentives for borrowers that utilize the loan proceeds to cover employee
    compensation-related expenses and certain other eligible business operating costs, all in accordance with the
    rules and regulations established by the SBA. The Company began accepting applications for PPP loans on
    April 3, 2020, and had funded 2,998 loans totaling approximately $465.6 million when the initial program
    ended. As of April 10, 2021, approximately 2,314 of these PPP loans totaling $300.8 million had been forgiven
    by the SBA under the terms of the PPP program.

    In addition, on January 19, 2021, the Company began accepting both first draw and second draw applications
    for the reopening of the PPP program. As of April 10, 2021, the Company had submitted 2,013 applications
    totaling $223.4 million to the SBA, of which 1,919 applications totaling $215.9 million had been approved by
    the SBA and disbursed to customers.

    CAPITAL POSITION
    Capital ratios at March 31, 2021 remained well above the regulatory minimums for well-capitalized institutions.
    The ratio of Total Capital to Risk-Weighted Assets improved to 14.62% at March 31, 2021, up from 13.62% at
    March 31, 2020, and 14.39% at December 31, 2020. The ratio of Tier 1 capital to average assets was 8.89% at
    March 31, 2021, compared to 9.53% at March 31, 2020, and 8.75% at December 31, 2020.

    ABOUT TOMPKINS FINANCIAL CORPORATION
    Tompkins Financial Corporation is a financial services company serving the Central, Western, and Hudson
    Valley regions of New York and the Southeastern region of Pennsylvania. Headquartered in Ithaca, NY,
    Tompkins Financial is parent to Tompkins Trust Company, Tompkins Bank of Castile, Tompkins Mahopac
    Bank, Tompkins VIST Bank, and Tompkins Insurance Agencies, Inc., and offers wealth management services
    through Tompkins Financial Advisors. For more information on Tompkins Financial, visit
    www.tompkinsfinancial.com.

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    uncertainties arising from national and global events, including the potential impact of widespread protests, civil
    unrest, and political uncertainty on the economy and the financial services industry; and financial resources in
    the amounts, at the times and on the terms required to support the Company’s future businesses. The Company
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