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Form 10-Q for UNION FIRST MARKET BANKSHARES CORP


8-Nov-2012

Quarterly Report


ITEM 2 - MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Management's discussion and analysis is presented to aid the reader in understanding and evaluating the financial condition and results of operations of Union First Market Bankshares Corporation and its subsidiaries (collectively, the "Company"). This discussion and analysis should be read with the consolidated financial statements, the notes to the financial statements, and the other financial data included in this report, as well as the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and management's discussion and analysis for the year ended December 31, 2011. Highlighted in the discussion are material changes from prior reporting periods and any identifiable trends affecting the Company. Results of operations for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 are not necessarily indicative of results that may be attained for any other period. Amounts are rounded for presentation purposes while some of the percentages presented are computed based on unrounded amounts.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements in this report may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are statements that include projections, predictions, expectations, or beliefs about future events or results or otherwise are not statements of historical fact. Such statements are often characterized by the use of qualified words (and their derivatives) such as "expect," "believe," "estimate," "plan," "project," "anticipate," "intend," "will," or words of similar meaning or other statements concerning opinions or judgment of the Company and its management about future events. Although the Company believes that its expectations with respect to forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions within the bounds of its existing knowledge of its business and operations, there can be no assurance that actual results, performance, or achievements of the Company will not differ materially from any future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Actual future results and trends may differ materially from historical results or those anticipated depending on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, the effects of and changes in: general economic and bank industry conditions, the interest rate environment, legislative and regulatory requirements, competitive pressures, new products and delivery systems, inflation, changes in the stock and bond markets, accounting standards or interpretations of existing standards, mergers and acquisitions, technology, and consumer spending and savings habits. More information is available on the Company's website, http://investors.bankatunion.com and on the Securities and Exchange Commission's website, www.sec.gov. The information on the Company's website is not a part of this Form 10-Q. The Company does not intend or assume any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Company.

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES

General

The accounting and reporting policies of the Company and its subsidiaries are in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP") and conform to general practices within the banking industry. The Company's financial position and results of operations are affected by management's application of accounting policies, including estimates, assumptions and judgments made to arrive at the carrying value of assets and liabilities, and amounts reported for revenues, expenses and related disclosures. Different assumptions in the application of these policies could result in material changes in the Company's consolidated financial position and/or results of operations.

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The more critical accounting and reporting policies include the Company's accounting for the allowance for loan losses, mergers and acquisitions goodwill, and intangible assets. The Company's accounting policies are fundamental to understanding the Company's consolidated financial position and consolidated results of operations. Accordingly, the Company's significant accounting policies are discussed in detail in Note 1 "Summary of Significant Accounting Policies" in the "Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements" contained in Item 8 of the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011.

The following is a summary of the Company's critical accounting policies that are highly dependent on estimates, assumptions, and judgments.

Allowance for Loan Losses ("ALL")

The provision for loan losses charged to operations is an amount sufficient to bring the allowance for loan losses to an estimated balance that management considers adequate to absorb potential losses in the portfolio. Loans are charged against the allowance when management believes the collectability of the principal is unlikely. Recoveries of amounts previously charged-off are credited to the allowance. Management's determination of the adequacy of the allowance is based on an evaluation of the composition of the loan portfolio, the value and adequacy of collateral, current economic conditions, historical loan loss experience, and other risk factors. Management believes that the allowance for loan losses is adequate. While management uses available information to recognize losses on loans, future additions to the allowance may be necessary based on changes in economic conditions, particularly those affecting real estate values. In addition, regulatory agencies, as an integral part of their examination process, periodically review the Company's allowance for loan losses. Such agencies may require the Company to recognize additions to the allowance based on their judgments about information available to them at the time of their examination.

The Company performs regular credit reviews of the loan portfolio to review the credit quality and adherence to its underwriting standards. The credit reviews consist of reviews by its Internal Audit group (or, prior to March 1, 2012, its Credit Administration group) and reviews performed by an independent third party. Upon origination each commercial loan is assigned a risk rating ranging from one to nine, with loans closer to one having less risk, and this risk rating scale is our primary credit quality indicator. Consumer loans are generally not risk rated, the primary credit quality indicator for this portfolio segment is delinquency status. The Company has various committees that review and ensure that the allowance for loan losses methodology is in accordance with GAAP and loss factors used appropriately reflect the risk characteristics of the loan portfolio.

The Company's ALL consists of specific, general and unallocated components.

Specific Reserve Component - The specific component relates to commercial loans that are classified as impaired. A loan is considered impaired when, based on current information and events, it is probable that the Company will be unable to collect the scheduled payments of principal or interest when due according to the contractual terms of the loan agreement. Upon being identified as impaired an allowance is established when the discounted cash flows of the impaired loan is lower than the carrying value of that loan for loans not considered to be collateral dependent. The significant majority of the Company's impaired loans are collateral dependent. The impairment of collateral dependent loans is measured based on the fair value of the underlying collateral (based on independent appraisals), less selling costs, compared to the carrying value of the loan. The Company obtains independent appraisals from a pre-approved list of independent, third party, appraisal firms located in the market in which the collateral is located. The Company's approved appraiser list is continuously maintained to ensure the list only includes such appraisers that have the experience, reputation, character, and knowledge of the respective real estate market. At a minimum, it is ascertained that the appraiser is currently licensed in the state in which the property is located, experienced in the appraisal of properties similar to the property being appraised, has knowledge of current real estate market conditions and financing trends, and is reputable. The Company's internal real estate valuation group performs either a technical or administrative review of all appraisals obtained. A technical review will ensure the overall quality of the appraisal while an administrative review ensures that all of the required components of an appraisal are present. Generally, independent appraisals are updated every 12 to 24 months or as necessary. The Company's impairment analysis documents the date of the appraisal used in

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the analysis, whether the officer preparing the report deems it current, and, if not, allows for internal valuation adjustments with justification. Adjustments to appraisals generally include discounts for continued market deterioration subsequent to appraisal date. Any adjustments from appraised value to carrying value are documented in the impairment analysis, which is reviewed and approved by senior credit administration officers and the Special Assets Loan Committee. External appraisals are the primary source to value collateral dependent loans; however, the Company may also utilize values obtained through broker price opinions or other valuations sources. These alternative sources of value are used only if deemed to be more representative of value based on updated information regarding collateral resolution. Impairment analyses are updated, reviewed and approved on a quarterly basis at or near the end of each reporting period.

General Reserve Component - The general component covers non-impaired loans and is derived from an estimate of credit losses adjusted for various environmental factors applicable to both commercial and consumer loan segments. The estimate of credit losses is a function of the product of net charge-off historical loss experience to the loan balance of the loan portfolio averaged during the preceding twelve quarters, as management has determined this to adequately reflect the losses inherent in the loan portfolio. The environmental factors consist of national, local and portfolio characteristics and are applied to both the commercial and consumer segments. The following table shows the types of environmental factors management considers:

                                ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS
        Portfolio                       National                      Local
Experience and ability of
lending team                     Interest rates             Level of economic activity
Depth of lending team            Inflation                  Unemployment
Pace of loan growth              Unemployment               Competition
Franchise expansion              Gross domestic product     Military/government impact
Execution of loan risk           General market risk and
rating process                   other concerns
Degree of oversight /            Legislative and
underwriting standards           regulatory environment
Value of real estate
serving as collateral
Delinquency levels in
portofolio
Charge-off levels in
portfolio
Credit concentrations /
nature and volume of the
portfolio

Unallocated Component - This component may be used to cover uncertainties that could affect management's estimate of probable losses. The unallocated component of the allowance reflects the margin of imprecision inherent in the underlying assumptions used in the methodologies for estimating specific and general losses in the portfolio. Together, the specific, general, and any unallocated allowance for loan loss represents management's estimate of losses inherent in the current loan portfolio. Though provisions for loan losses may be based on specific loans, the entire allowance for loan losses is available for any loan management deems necessary to charge-off. At September 30, 2012, there were no material amounts considered unallocated as part of the allowance for loan losses.

Impaired Loans

A loan is considered impaired when, based on current information and events, it is probable that the Company will be unable to collect the scheduled payments of principal or interest when due according to the contractual terms of the loan agreement. Factors considered by management in determining impairment include payment status, collateral value, and the probability of collecting scheduled principal and interest payments when due. Loans that experience insignificant payment delays and payment shortfalls generally are not classified as impaired. A loan that is classified substandard or worse is considered impaired. Management determines the significance of payment delays and payment shortfalls on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration all of the circumstances surrounding the loan and the borrower, including the length of the delay, the reasons for the delay, the borrower's prior payment record, and the amount of the shortfall in relation to the principal and interest owed. Impairment is measured on a loan by loan basis by either the present value of expected future cash flows discounted at the loan's effective interest rate, the loan's obtainable market price, or the fair value of the collateral if the loan is collateral dependent. The impairment loan policy is the same for each of the seven classes within the commercial portfolio segment.

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For the consumer loan portfolio segment, large groups of smaller balance homogeneous loans are collectively evaluated for impairment. This evaluation subjects each of the Company's homogenous pools to a historical loss factor derived from net charge-offs experienced over the preceding twelve quarters. The Company applies payments received on impaired loans to principal and interest based on the contractual terms until they are placed on nonaccrual status at which time all payments received are applied to reduce the principal balance and recognition of interest income is terminated as previously discussed.

Mergers and Acquisitions

The Company accounts for its business combinations under the acquisition method of accounting, a cost allocation process which requires the cost of an acquisition to be allocated to the individual assets acquired and liabilities assumed based on their estimated fair values. The acquisition method of accounting requires an acquirer to recognize the assets acquired and the liabilities assumed at the acquisition date measured at their fair values as of that date. To determine the fair values, the Company will continue to rely on third party valuations, such as appraisals, or internal valuations based on discounted cash flow analyses or other valuation techniques. Under the acquisition method of accounting, the Company will identify the acquirer and the closing date and apply applicable recognition principles and conditions. Costs that the Company expects, but is not obligated to incur in the future, to affect its plan to exit an activity of an acquiree or to terminate the employment of or relocate an acquiree's employees are not liabilities at the acquisition date. The Company will not recognize these costs as part of applying the acquisition method. Instead, the Company will recognize these costs in its post-combination financial statements in accordance with other applicable accounting guidance.

Acquisition-related costs are costs the Company incurs to effect a business combination. Those costs include advisory, legal, accounting, valuation, and other professional or consulting fees. Some other examples for the Company include systems conversions, integration planning consultants and advertising costs. The Company will account for acquisition-related costs as expenses in the periods in which the costs are incurred and the services are received, with one exception. The costs to issue debt or equity securities will be recognized in accordance with other applicable accounting guidance. These acquisition-related costs are included within the Consolidated Statements of Income classified within the noninterest expense caption.

NewBridge Bank branch acquisition

On May 20, 2011, the Company completed the purchase of the former NewBridge Bank branch in Harrisonburg, Virginia, assets and liabilities relating to the branch business, and a potential branch site in Waynesboro, Virginia. Under the parties' agreement, the Company purchased loans of $72.5 million and assumed deposit liabilities of $48.9 million, and purchased the related fixed assets of the branch. The Company operates the acquired bank branch under the name Union First Market Bank (the "Harrisonburg branch"). The Company's condensed consolidated statements of income include the results of operations of the Harrisonburg branch from the closing date of the acquisition.

In connection with the acquisition, the Company recorded $1.8 million of goodwill and $9,500 of core deposit intangible. The core deposit intangible of $9,500 was expensed at acquisition. The recorded goodwill was allocated to the community banking segment of the Company and is deductible for tax purposes.

The Company acquired the $72.5 million loan portfolio at a fair value discount of $1.7 million. The discount represents expected credit losses, adjustments to market interest rates and liquidity adjustments. The performing loan portfolio fair value estimate was $70.5 million and the impaired loan portfolio fair value estimate was $276,000. The estimated fair value of liabilities assumed was based on the discounted value of contractual cash flows and compared to other securities with similar characteristics and remaining maturities.

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First Market Bank acquisition

On February 1, 2010, the Company completed its acquisition of First Market Bank, FSB ("FMB") in an all stock transaction. FMB's common shareholders received 6,273.259 shares of the Company's common stock in exchange for each share of FMB's common stock, resulting in the Company issuing 6,701,478 common shares. The Series A preferred shareholder of FMB received 775,795 shares of the Company's common stock in exchange for all shares of the Series A preferred stock. In connection with the transaction, the Company issued a total of 7,477,273 common shares with an acquisition date fair value of $96.1 million. The Series B and Series C preferred shareholder of FMB received 35,595 shares of the Company's Series B preferred stock in exchange for all shares of the FMB Series B and Series C preferred stock.

The FMB transaction was accounted for using the acquisition method of accounting and, accordingly, assets acquired, liabilities assumed and consideration exchanged were recorded at estimated fair values on the acquisition date. Assets acquired totaled $1.4 billion, including $981.5 million in net loans and $218.7 million in investment securities. Liabilities assumed were $1.3 billion, including $1.2 billion of deposits. In connection with the acquisition, the Company recorded $1.1 million of goodwill and $26.4 million of core deposit intangible. The core deposit intangible is being amortized over an average of 4.3 years using an accelerated method. In addition, the Company recorded $1.2 million related to a trademark intangible. This is being amortized over a three year time period. Based on the annual testing during the second quarter of each year and the absence of impairment indicators during the quarter ended September 30, 2012, the Company has recorded no impairment charges to date for goodwill or intangible assets.

In many cases, determining the estimated fair value of the acquired assets and assumed liabilities required the Company to estimate cash flows expected to result from those assets and liabilities and to discount those cash flows at appropriate rates of interest. The most significant of these determinations related to the fair valuation of acquired loans. For such loans, the excess of cash flows expected at acquisition over the estimated fair value is recognized as interest income over the remaining lives of the loans. The difference between contractually required payments at acquisition and the cash flows expected to be collected at acquisition reflects the impact of estimated credit losses and other factors, such as prepayments. In accordance with GAAP, there was no carryover of FMB's or the Harrisonburg branch's previously established allowance for loan losses. Subsequent decreases in the expected cash flows (credit deterioration) will require the Company to evaluate the need for additions to the Company's allowance for credit losses. Subsequent improvements in expected cash flows will result in the recognition of additional interest income over the then remaining lives of the loans.

ABOUT UNION FIRST MARKET BANKSHARES CORPORATION

Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Union First Market Bankshares Corporation is the holding company for Union First Market Bank, which has 94 branches and more than 150 ATMs throughout Virginia. Non-bank affiliates of the holding company include: Union Investment Services, Inc., which provides full brokerage services; Union Mortgage Group, Inc., which provides a full line of mortgage products; and Union Insurance Group, LLC, which offers various lines of insurance products. Union First Market Bank also owns a non-controlling interest in Johnson Mortgage Company, LLC.

Additional information is available on the Company's website at http://investors.bankatunion.com. The information contained on the Company's website is not a part of this report. Shares of the Company's common stock are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol UBSH.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Net Income

The Company reported net income of $9.6 million and earnings per share of $0.37 for its third quarter ended September 30, 2012. The quarterly results represent an increase of $1.2 million, or 14.3%, in net income from the most recent quarter and an increase of $555,000, or 6.1%, from the same quarter of the prior year.

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Reported earnings per share of $0.37 for the current quarter represents an increase of $0.05, or 15.6%, from the most recent quarter and $0.04, or 12.1%, from the prior year's third quarter which included preferred dividends and discount accretion on preferred stock of $528,000.

Third quarter net income increased $1.2 million, or 14.3%, compared to the second quarter. The increase was largely a result of gains on sales of mortgage loans, driven by higher loan production volume and increased net interest income. The increase in net interest income was driven by higher earning asset balances partially offset by the impact of lower net interest margin. In addition, the Company's provision for loan losses was $600,000 lower than the prior quarter.

Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 increased $555,000, or 6.1%, from the same quarter in the prior year. The increase was principally a result of higher gains on sales of mortgage loans, increased service charges, commissions and fees and a $1.2 million lower provision for loan losses, partially offset by an increase in commission expense related to mortgage loan origination volume. In addition, net interest income decreased as interest income declined at a faster pace than interest expense, a result of lower loan yields, faster prepayments on mortgage backed securities, and cash flows from securities investments reinvested at lower yields.

NET INTEREST INCOME



                                                                          Three Months Ended
                                                                         Dollars in thousands
                                          09/30/12           06/30/12          Change               09/30/11           Change
Average interest-earning assets         $  3,671,398       $  3,615,718       $  55,680           $  3,538,752       $  132,646
Interest income                         $     46,555       $     46,340       $     215           $     48,673       $   (2,118 )
Yield on interest-earning assets                5.04 %             5.15 %           (11 ) bps             5.46 %            (42 ) bps
Average interest-bearing liabilities    $  2,925,322       $  2,910,987       $  14,335           $  2,873,721       $   51,601
Interest expense                        $      6,740       $      7,215       $    (475 )         $      8,159       $   (1,419 )
Cost of interest-bearing liabilities            0.92 %             1.00 %            (8 ) bps             1.13 %            (21 ) bps
Net Interest Income (FTE)               $     39,815       $     39,125       $     690           $     40,514       $     (699 )
Net Interest Margin (FTE)                       4.31 %             4.36 %            (5 ) bps             4.54 %            (23 ) bps

On a linked quarter basis, tax-equivalent net interest income was $39.8 million, an increase of $690,000, or 1.8%, from the second quarter of 2012. This increase was principally due to higher loan balances offset by the impact of lower a net interest margin. Third quarter tax-equivalent net interest margin declined by 5 basis points to 4.31% from 4.36% in the most recent quarter. The change in net interest margin was principally attributable to the continued decline in net accretion on the acquired net earning assets (3 bps) and lower investment and loan yields outpacing the reduction in the cost of interest-bearing liabilities (2 bps). Loan yields continue to be negatively affected by competitive pricing and a low rate environment while yields on investment securities were impacted by lower reinvestment rates and faster prepayments related to mortgage-backed securities during the quarter. The cost of interest-bearing deposits declined during the quarter driven by a shift in mix from time deposits to transaction deposits, reductions in deposit rates and lower wholesale borrowing costs.

For the three months ended September 30, 2012, tax-equivalent net interest income decreased $699,000, or 1.7%, when compared to the same period last year. The tax-equivalent net interest margin decreased by 23 basis points to 4.31% from 4.54% in the prior year. This decrease was principally due to the continued decline in accretion on the acquired net earning assets (12 bps) and the decline in interest-earning asset yields exceeding the decrease in interest-bearing liabilities rates (11 bps). Lower interest income was principally due to lower yields on loans as new and renewed loans are originated and repriced at lower rates, faster prepayments on mortgage backed securities, and cash flows from securities investments reinvested at lower yields.

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The Company continues to expect that its net interest margin will decline modestly over the next several quarters as decreases in earning asset yields are projected to outpace declines in interest-bearing liabilities rates.

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