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HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2020 Financial Results and Quarterly Dividend

ASHEVILLE, N.C., July 27, 2020 – HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTBI) (“Company”), the holding company of HomeTrust Bank (“Bank”), today announced preliminary net income for the fourth quarter and fiscal year of 2020, approval of its quarterly cash dividend, and its updated response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the quarter ended June 30, 2020 compared to the corresponding quarter in the previous year:

  • net income was $3.6 million, compared to $8.0 million;
  • diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) was $0.22, compared to $0.44;
  • return on assets (“ROA”) was 0.39%, compared to 0.92%;
  • return on equity (“ROE”) was 3.54%, compared to 7.87%;
  • provision for loan losses was $2.7 million, compared to $200,000;
  • noninterest income increased $377,000, or 5.5% to $7.2 million from $6.8 million;
  • organic net loan growth, which excludes one-to-four family loans transferred to held for sale, U.S. Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans, and
  • purchases of home equity lines of credit, was $35.3 million, or 5.5% annualized compared to $56.0 million, or 8.9% annualized; and
  • quarterly cash dividends continued at $0.07 per share totaling $1.1 million.

For the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020 compared to the previous year:

  • net income was $22.8 million, compared to $27.1 million;
  • EPS was $1.30, compared to $1.46;
  • ROA was 0.63%, compared to 0.80%;
  • ROE was 5.54%, compared to 6.62%;
  • provision for loan losses was $8.5 million, compared to $5.7 million;
  • noninterest income increased $7.4 million, or 32.2% to $30.3 million from $22.9 million;
  • organic net loan growth was $183.3 million, or 7.1% compared to $228.6 million, or 9.7%; and
  • total deposits increased $458.5 million, or 19.7% to $2.8 billion from $2.3 billion.

Earnings during the three months and year ended June 30, 2020 were negatively impacted by a significant increase in the provision for loan losses based on the Company’s assessment of COVID-19 on various macroeconomic factors. In addition, the decrease in interest rates over the past year has negatively affected the Company’s net interest margin.

The Company also announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.07 per common share payable on September 3, 2020 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 20, 2020.

“Fiscal 2020 has certainly been one for the record books in two significant ways,” said Dana Stonestreet, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “In the first half of fiscal 2020 we achieved record results in earnings per share, annualized return on assets and return on equity along with annualized loan and deposit growth of 9% and 20%, respectively. Our team members execution of our strategy to transform HomeTrust from a historic rural thrift to a top quartile performing community commercial bank was setting new milestones. We entered the second half of the year with tremendous momentum and in February successfully completed the conversion and upgrade of our core technology systems after two years of arduous preparation.

“Then just two weeks later, the COVID-19 pandemic hit and we quickly pivoted around employee safety and customer needs. We set new records in change management as more than 375 employees or 70% of our workforce were set up with safe and effective technology to work from home. Our courageous team members continued taking good care of our customers by keeping drive-thrus open at all branch locations and lobbies open by appointment while implementing continuously changing safety protocols. In addition, they began making personal phone calls to customers to check in on them and their banking needs. Over 40,000 conversations resulted in many customers getting the debit cards and mobile banking services they needed while others greatly appreciated a caring conversation during their quarantine time. Our lending and credit teams were proactive in communicating with customers and providing payment deferrals, originating PPP loans and providing consultations and discussions on dealing with the impacts of the pandemic.

“We are so proud of the entire HomeTrust team for their dedication and personal sacrifices to find every way possible to serve and care for our customers and to support each other. Our people are truly the key to making HomeTrust always – Ready For What’s Next!

“We enter fiscal 2021 with energy, enthusiasm and confidence that we will manage well through the impacts of the pandemic and continue maturing all of our new lines of business to achieve financial results that create shareholder value.”

Response to COVID-19

Loan Programs. In response to the current global situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Company continues to offer a variety of relief options designed to support our customers and communities, including participating in the SBA’s PPP loans. As of June 30, 2020, we had originated $80.7 million of PPP loans for 285 customers. Net origination fees on these loans were approximately $2.1 million which will be deferred and amortized into interest income over the life of the loans. Due to demand exceeding our capacity, we partnered with a third party to process and fund an additional $30.4 million of PPP loans for almost 900 customers. We are also continuing to work with our clients to assist them with accessing other borrowing options, including the Main Street Lending Program and other government sponsored lending programs, as appropriate.

Loan Modifications. The Company is closely monitoring the effects of COVID-19 on our loan portfolio and will continue to monitor all the associated risks to minimize any potential losses. HomeTrust Bank is offering payment and financial relief programs for borrowers impacted by COVID-19. These programs include loan payment deferrals for up to 90 days, waived late fees, and suspension of foreclosure proceedings and repossessions. We have received numerous requests from borrowers for some type of payment relief. As of July 22, 2020, we have processed and approved payment deferrals on loans totaling $585.0 million, or 21.1% of total loans. The breakout by loan type is as follows:

Payment Deferrals by Loan Types as of July 22, 2020

Percent of
Total
Loan
Portfolio
(dollars in thousands) Total
Current
Deferrals
Percent of
Total
Loan
Portfolio
1st
Deferral(1)
2nd
Deferral(2)
Out of
Deferral(3)
Total
Deferrals
Commercial real estate,
construction and development,
and commercial and industrial
$ 392,714 $ 82,147 $ 474,861 17.1 % $ $ 474,861 17.1 %
Equipment finance 20,428 1,488 21,916 0.8 21,925 43,841 1.6
One-to-four family 19,401 8,871 28,272 1.0 25,015 53,287 1.9
Other consumer loans 1,072 933 2,005 0.1 11,007 13,012 0.5
Total $ 433,615 $ 93,439 $ 527,054 19.0 % $ 57,947 $ 585,001 21.1 %

(1) Loans that have requested an initial payment deferral.
(2) Loans that have requested a second deferral after the original deferral period ended.
(3) Loans that have exited their deferral period.

In addition, the Company’s management has evaluated its loan portfolio and identified the following loan categories as potentially the most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic:

Payment Deferrals In Higher Risk Loan Sub-Categories as of June 30, 2020
(dollars in thousands) Percent of
Dollars in
Deferral
Percent of
Total
Loan
Portfolio
Total
Deferrals
Total
Balance
Lodging $ 108,171 $ 118,729 91.1 % 3.9 %
Restaurants 28,044 45,560 61.6 1.0
Shopping centers 53,337 89,285 59.7 1.9
Other retail businesses 36,101 150,229 24.0 1.3
Equipment finance 43,841 229,239 19.1 1.6
Total $ 269,494 $ 633,042 42.6 % 9.7 %

The Company does not have any exposure to oil/gas or credit cards at June 30, 2020.

We believe the steps we are taking are necessary to effectively manage our portfolio and assist our customers through the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the duration, impact and government response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, we will continue to work with our customers to determine the best option for repayment of accrued interest on the deferred payments.

Allowance for Loan Losses. The Company recorded a provision for loan losses of $2.7 million and $8.5 million for the three months and year ended June 30, 2020, respectively, compared to a $200,000 and $5.7 million provision in the corresponding periods in fiscal 2019. Approximately $4.3 million of the provision for the current year reflects probable credit losses related to COVID-19 based upon the conditions that existed as of June 30, 2020, including consideration for the recent downturn in certain leading economic indicators, such as the weaker stock market, lower manufacturing activity and retail sales, consumer confidence, and increases in unemployment with the remaining provision being driven by increased charge-offs and impairments in our commercial and equipment finance portfolios. The provision during the previous year was primarily related to one commercial customer relationship.

Branch Operations and Support Personnel. We have taken various steps to ensure the safety of our customers and our team members by continuing to limit branch activities to appointment only and use of our drive-up facilities, and by encouraging the use of our digital and electronic banking channels, all the while adjusting for evolving State and Federal guidelines. Many of our employees are continuing to work remotely or have flexible work schedules, and we have established protective measures within our offices to help ensure the safety of those employees who must work on-site.

Capital. At June 30, 2020, the Company’s tangible equity to total tangible assets ratio was 10.33% and HomeTrust Bank’s capital was well in excess of all regulatory requirements. Our strong capital level positions us well in the face of the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Income Statement Review

Net interest income decreased to $24.7 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2020, compared to $26.9 million for the comparative quarter in fiscal 2019. The $2.2 million, or 8.2% decrease was due to a $4.7 million decrease in interest and dividend income primarily driven by lower rates on loans and commercial paper as a result of lower federal funds and other market interest rates, which was partially offset by a $2.5 million decrease in interest expense. Average interest-earning assets increased $198.4 million, or 6.2% to $3.4 billion for the quarter ended June 30, 2020. The average balance of total loans receivable increased by $82.0 million, or 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year due to organic loan growth and PPP loan originations partially offset by the sale of $154.9 million of one-to-four family loans in December 2019. The average balance of commercial paper and deposits in other banks increased $120.8 million, or 36.4% between the periods driven by increases in commercial paper investments as a result of the Company’s increased liquidity. Our investments in commercial paper have short-term maturities and limited exposure of $15.0 million or less per each highly-rated company. These increases were partially funded by a cumulative $128.3 million, or 4.3% increase in average interest-bearing liabilities and noninterest-bearing deposits and a $11.6 million, or 22.3% decrease in other interest-earning assets as compared to the same quarter last year. Net interest margin (on a fully taxable-equivalent basis) for the three months ended June 30, 2020 decreased to 2.92% from 3.37% for the same period a year ago due to lower market interest rates.

Total interest and dividend income decreased $4.7 million, or 13.2% for the three months ended June 30, 2020 as compared to the same period last year, which was primarily driven by a $3.9 million, or 12.1% decrease in loan interest income, a $432,000, or 19.9% decrease in interest income from commercial paper and deposits in other banks, and a $386,000, or 41.7% decrease in interest income on other interest-earning assets. The lower interest income from loans and commercial paper and deposits in other banks was primarily driven by the decrease in yields caused by the significant reduction in current market rates. Average loan yields decreased 69 basis points to 4.06% for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 from 4.75% in the corresponding quarter last year. For the quarters ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, average loan yields included five and six basis points, respectively, from the accretion of purchase discounts on acquired loans. The incremental accretion and the impact to the yield on loans may change during any period based on the volume of prepayments, but it is expected to decrease over time as the balance of the purchase discount for acquired loans decreases. The total purchase discount for acquired loans was $5.1 million at June 30, 2020, compared to $6.7 million at June 30, 2019.

Total interest expense decreased $2.5 million, or 28.5% for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 compared to the same period last year. The decrease was driven by a $2.2 million, or 57.0% decrease in interest expense on borrowings and, to a lesser extent, a $304,000, or 6.1% decrease in interest expense on deposits. Average borrowings for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 decreased $189.8 million, or 27.1% along with a 92 basis point decrease in the average cost of borrowings compared to the same period last year. The decrease in average borrowings was offset by the $318.1 million, or 13.8% increase in average deposits (interest and noninterest bearing) due to successful deposit gathering campaigns and funds from PPP loans and other government stimulus. The decrease in the average cost of borrowing was driven by the lower federal funds rate during the current quarter compared to the prior year. The overall average cost of funds decreased 37 basis points to 0.95% for the current quarter compared to 1.32% in the same quarter last year due primarily to the impact of the lower amount of borrowings and rates.

Net interest income decreased to $104.1 million for the year ended June 30, 2020, compared to $106.8 million for fiscal 2019. The $2.7 million, or 2.6% decrease was due to a $960,000 decrease in interest and dividend income primarily driven by a decrease in yields and a $1.8 million increase in interest expense. Average interest-earning assets increased $174.7 million, or 5.5% to $3.3 billion for the year ended June 30, 2020 compared to $3.2 billion in the prior year. For the year ended June 30, 2020, the average balance of total loans receivable increased $114.8 million, or 4.4% compared to last year primarily due to organic loan growth. The average balance of commercial paper and deposits in other banks increased $59.2 million, or 18.1% between the years driven by increases in commercial paper investments. These increases were primarily funded by the $165.5 million, or 5.7% increase in average interest-bearing liabilities and noninterest-bearing deposits, as compared to last year. Net interest margin (on a fully taxable-equivalent basis) for the year ended June 30, 2020 decreased to 3.17% from 3.43% for the year ended June 30, 2019.

Total interest and dividend income decreased $960,000, or 0.7% for the year ended June 30, 2020 as compared to last year, which was driven by a $896,000, or 25.0% decrease in interest income on other interest-earning assets and a $579,000, or 7.0% decrease in interest income from commercial paper and interest-bearing deposits in other banks. The reduced income was a result of lower interest rates on commercial paper and other investments as well as lower interest earned on FHLB stock as borrowings were paid down during the year. The overall decreases were partially offset by a $271,000, or 0.2% increase in loan interest income and a $244,000, or 7.1% increase in interest income from securities available for sale. The additional loan interest income was driven by the increase in the average balance of loans receivable offset by a decrease in loan interest yield compared to the prior year. Average loan yields decreased by 18 basis points to 4.49% for the year ended June 30, 2020 from 4.67% last year. For the year ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, average loan yields included six and eight basis points, respectively, from the accretion of purchase discounts on acquired loans.

Total interest expense increased $1.8 million, or 5.8% for the year ended June 30, 2020 compared to last year. The increase was driven by a $7.1 million, or 44.9% increase in deposit interest expense partially offset by a $5.3 million, or 36.3% decrease in interest expense on borrowings. The additional deposit interest expense was a result of a $211.1 million, or 10.9% increase in the average balance of interest-bearing deposits along with a 25 basis point increase in the average cost of those deposits for the year ended June 30, 2020 as compared to last year. Average borrowings for the year ended June 30, 2020 decreased $103.8 million, or 15.4% along with a 54 basis point decrease in the average cost of borrowings compared to last year. The overall cost of funds increased two basis points to 1.18% for the year ended June 30, 2020 compared to 1.16% last year.

Noninterest income increased $377,000, or 5.5% to $7.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2020 from $6.8 million for the same period in the previous year primarily due a $702,000, or 60.9% increase in other noninterest income and $237,000, or 11.1% increase in gains on the sale of loans, partially offset by a $338,000, or 14.3% decrease in service charges and fees on deposit accounts and fees and a $218,000, or 32.8% decrease in loan income and fees. The increase in other noninterest income primarily related to operating lease income from the new equipment finance line of business. The increase in gain on the sale of loans was driven by an increase in mortgage loan sales that was partially offset by lower SBA loan sales. There were $68.6 million of residential mortgage loans originated for sale which were sold with gains of $1.9 million compared to $39.4 million sold and gains of $792,000 in the corresponding quarter in the prior year. During the quarter ended June 30, 2020, $4.0 million of the guaranteed portion of SBA commercial loans were sold with gains of $286,000 compared to $18.8 million sold and gains of $1.3 million in the corresponding quarter in the prior year as COVID-19 dramatically affected our SBA line of business. In addition, $53.1 million of home equity loans were sold during the quarter for a gain of $232,000. The decrease in service charges on deposit accounts was a result of fewer transactions as customers have decreased spending during the pandemic. The decrease in loan income and fees is primarily a result of lower fees from our adjustable rate conversion program.

Noninterest income increased $7.4 million, or 32.2% to $30.3 million for the year ended June 30, 2020 from $22.9 million in the previous year primarily due to a $3.7 million, or 60.0% increase in the gain on sale of loans held for sale, a $2.7 million, or 74.7% increase in other noninterest income, and a $1.1 million, or 75.4% increase in loan income and fees. The increase in the gain on sale of loans held for sale was a result of the previously discussed one-to-four family loans sold during the period which resulted in a non-recurring $1.3 million gain. In addition to this non-recurring gain, $203.9 million of residential mortgage loans were sold with gains of $5.4 million for the year ended June 30, 2020, compared to $120.6 million sold with gains of $2.8 million in the corresponding period in the prior year. During the year ended June 30, 2020, $38.1 million of SBA commercial loans were sold with recorded gains of $2.8 million compared to $47.4 million sold and gains of $3.4 million in the prior year. In addition, $71.1 million of home equity loans were sold during the year for a gain of $415,000. The increase in other noninterest income primarily related to operating lease income from the equipment finance line of business. The increase in loan income and fees is primarily a result of our adjustable rate conversion program and prepayment fees on equipment finance loans.

Noninterest expense for the three months ended June 30, 2020 increased $1.2 million, or 5.3% to $24.7 million compared to $23.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019. The increase was primarily due to a $886,000, or 6.7% increase in salaries and employee benefits as a result of new positions and annual salary increases; a $628,000, or 20.0% increase in other expenses, mainly driven by depreciation from our equipment finance line of business; a $181,000, or 9.3% increase in computer services; and a $376,000, or 141.9% increase in real estate owned (“REO”) related expenses as a result of losses in the current year versus a gain in the prior year. Partially offsetting these increases was a cumulative decrease of $834,000, or 17.4% in net occupancy expense; marketing and advertising expense; telephone, postage, and supplies expense; deposit insurance premiums; and core deposit intangible amortization for the three months ended June 30, 2020 compared to the same period last year.

Noninterest expense for the year ended June 30, 2020 increased $7.0 million, or 7.8% to $97.1 million compared to $90.1 million for the year ended June 30, 2019. The increase was primarily due to a $4.4 million, or 8.4% increase in salaries and employee benefits; a $3.0 million, or 27.4% increase in other expenses, mainly driven by depreciation from our equipment finance line of business and expenses related to our core conversion; a $489,000, or 6.4% increase in computer services; a $235,000, or 7.7% increase in telephone, postage, and supplies; and a $162,000, or 12.3% increase in REO-related expenses. Partially offsetting these increases was a $608,000, or 30.0% decrease in core deposit intangible amortization; a decrease of $526,000, or 36.9% in deposit insurance premiums related to credit from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in the first and second fiscal quarter; and a $226,000, or 2.4% decrease in net occupancy expenses for the year ended June 30, 2020 compared to the last year.

For the three months ended June 30, 2020, the Company’s income tax expense decreased $1.1 million, or 54.2% to $964,000 from $2.1 million as a result of lower taxable income. The effective tax rate for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 was 21.1% and 20.8%, respectively.

For the year ended June 30, 2020, the Company’s income tax expense decreased $767,000, or 11.3% to $6.0 million from $6.8 million in the previous year as a result of lower taxable income. The effective tax rate for the year ended June 30, 2020 and 2019 was 20.9% and 20.0%, respectively.

Balance Sheet Review

Total assets increased $246.7 million, or 7.1% to $3.7 billion at June 30, 2020 compared $3.5 billion at June 30, 2019. Total liabilities increased $247.3 million, or 8.1% to $3.3 billion at June 30, 2020 compared $3.1 billion at June 30, 2019. Deposit growth of $458.5 million, or 19.7% was used to pay down $205.0 million, or 30.1% of borrowings and fund the increase in total assets for fiscal 2020. The increase in loans held for sale primarily relates to home equity loans originated for sale during the period. Deferred income taxes decreased $5.6 million, or 21.0% to $20.9 million at June 30, 2020 from $26.5 million at June 30, 2019 due to the use of net operating loss carryforwards and increases in deferred tax liabilities from bonus depreciation during the year.

As of July 1, 2019, the Company adopted the new lease accounting standard, which drove several changes on the balance sheet. Land totaling $2.1 million related to the Company’s one finance lease (f/k/a capital lease) was reclassed from premises and equipment, net to other assets as a right of use (“ROU”) asset and the corresponding liability was reclassed from a separate line on the balance sheet to other liabilities as a lease liability. As of June 30, 2020, the Company has $4.6 million in ROU assets and corresponding lease liabilities, which are maintained in other assets and other liabilities, respectively.

Stockholders’ equity at June 30, 2020 decreased $633,000, or 0.2% to $408.3 million compared to $408.9 million at June 30, 2019. Changes within stockholders’ equity included $22.8 million in net income and $2.5 million in stock-based compensation, offset by 1,114,094 shares of common stock repurchased at an average cost of $21.98, or approximately $24.5 million in total, and $4.6 million related to cash dividends declared. The Company has not repurchased any stock since April 1, 2020. As of June 30, 2020, HomeTrust Bank and the Company were considered “well capitalized” in accordance with their regulatory capital guidelines and exceeded all regulatory capital requirements.

Asset Quality

The allowance for loan losses was $28.1 million, or 1.01% of total loans, at June 30, 2020 compared to $21.4 million, or 0.79% of total loans, at June 30, 2019. The allowance for loan losses to total gross loans excluding PPP loans and acquired loans was 1.11% at June 30, 2020, compared to 0.85% at June 30, 2019. The overall increase was primarily driven by additional allowance stemming from the Company’s assessment of COVID-19 on the loan portfolio.

There was a $8.5 million provision for loan losses for the year ended June 30, 2020, compared to $5.7 million for the corresponding period in fiscal year 2019. The increase in the current year provision included significant adjustments relating to COVID-19 as a result of changes in qualitative factors based on increased risk in loan sub-categories, which include: lodging, restaurants, shopping centers, other retail businesses, and equipment finance. The provision in the prior year primarily related to one commercial loan relationship. Net loan charge offs totaled $1.9 million for the year ended June 30, 2020, compared to $5.3 million for fiscal year 2019. Net charge-offs as a percentage of average loans were 0.07% and 0.20% for the year ended June 30, 2020 and 2019, respectively.

Nonperforming assets increased by $3.0 million, or 22.4% to $16.3 million, or 0.44% of total assets, at June 30, 2020 compared to $13.3 million, or 0.38% of total assets at June 30, 2019. Nonperforming assets included $15.9 million in nonaccruing loans and $337,000 in REO at June 30, 2020, compared to $10.4 million and $2.9 million, in nonaccruing loans and REO, respectively, at June 30, 2019. The increase in nonaccruing loans primarily relates to one commercial loan relationship that was moved to nonaccrual during the second quarter. Included in nonperforming loans are $6.3 million of loans restructured from their original terms of which $293,000 were current at June 30, 2020, with respect to their modified payment terms. Purchased impaired loans aggregating $965,000 obtained through prior acquisitions are excluded from nonaccruing loans due to the accretion of discounts established in accordance with the acquisition method of accounting for business combinations. Nonperforming loans to total loans was 0.58% at June 30, 2020 and 0.38% at June 30, 2019.

The ratio of classified assets to total assets decreased to 0.84% at June 30, 2020 from 0.89% at June 30, 2019 due to the increase in total assets during fiscal 2020. Classified assets increased slightly to $31.1 million at June 30, 2020 compared to $30.9 million at June 30, 2019. Our overall asset quality metrics continue to demonstrate our commitment to growing and maintaining a loan portfolio with a moderate risk profile, however we will remain diligent in our review of the portfolio and overall economy as we continue to maneuver through the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19.

About HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc.

HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. is the holding company for HomeTrust Bank. As of June 30, 2020, the Company had assets of $3.7 billion. The Bank, founded in 1926, is a North Carolina state chartered, community-focused financial institution committed to providing value added relationship banking with over 40 locations as well as online/mobile channels. Locations include: North Carolina (including the Asheville metropolitan area, the “Piedmont” region, Charlotte, and Raleigh/Cary), Upstate South Carolina (Greenville), East Tennessee (including Kingsport/Johnson City/Bristol, Knoxville, and Morristown) and Southwest Virginia (including the Roanoke Valley). The Bank is the 2nd largest community bank headquartered in North Carolina.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements often include words such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” and “intend” or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “could,” or “may.” Forward-looking statements are not historical facts but instead represent management’s current expectations and forecasts regarding future events, many of which are inherently uncertain and outside of our control. Actual results may differ, possibly materially, from those currently expected or projected in these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements include: the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, including on our credit quality and business operations, as well as its impact on general economic and financial market conditions and other uncertainties resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the extent and duration of the impact on public health, the U.S. and global economies, and consumer and corporate customers, including economic activity, employment levels and market liquidity; increased competitive pressures; changes in the interest rate environment; changes in general economic conditions and conditions within the securities markets; legislative and regulatory changes; and other factors described in HomeTrust’s latest annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission – which are available on our website at www.htb.com and on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Any of the forward-looking statements that we make in this press release or the documents we file with or furnish to the SEC are based upon management’s beliefs and assumptions at the time they are made and may turn out to be wrong because of inaccurate assumptions we might make, because of the factors described above or because of other factors that we cannot foresee. We do not undertake and specifically disclaim any obligation to revise any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements. These risks could cause our actual results for fiscal 2020 and beyond to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements by, or on behalf of, us and could negatively affect our operating and stock performance.

WEBSITE: WWW.HOMETRUSTBANCSHARES.COM

Contact:
Dana L. Stonestreet – Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Tony J. VunCannon – Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary and Treasurer
828-259-3939