Ann Arbor, Michigan, November 12, 2021, — University Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB: UNIB) announced that it had an unaudited net income attributable to University Bancorp, Inc. common stock shareholders in 2Q2021 of $7,283,972, $1.53 per share on average shares outstanding of 4,765,785 for the second quarter, versus an unaudited net income of $9,009,106, $1.73 per share on average shares outstanding of 5,204,899 for 2Q2020. For the 12 months ended June 30, 2021, net income was $34,134,813, $6.94 per share on average shares outstanding of 4,921,524 for the period.

Shareholders’ equity attributable to University Bancorp, Inc. common stock shareholders was $65,881,649 or $13.82 per share, based on shares outstanding at June 30, 2021 of 4,767,518.

President Stephen Lange Ranzini noted, “Our core businesses continue to perform well. Mortgage originations margins were stable during the quarter at median cycle levels. Our subservicing, mortgage originations, investment in Mortgage Servicing Rights (MSRs), Insurance and Community Bank operations are performing at high levels. Additionally, our loan portfolios, from a risk standpoint are also in excellent shape.”

At Midwest Loan Services, the increase in internally serviced originations and organic growth of our sub-servicing clients led the number of mortgages serviced to grow an annualized growth rate of 21.7% for 2Q2021. Excluding the benefit from its $608.8 million of non-interest-bearing escrow deposits, Midwest Loan Services contributed $2.2 million in pre-tax income in 2Q2021, or an annualized pre-tax income run rate of $8.8 million.

Results in 2Q2021 were positively impacted by median cycle average margins on mortgage originations sold to the secondary market. The following graph is the best index that we are aware of for the overall industry-wide margins on standard FNMA and FHLMC loans sold in the secondary market.

2Q2021 graph

Margins began to rise in mid-February 2020 and rose to record levels, as the industry struggled with capacity constraints caused by the surge in applications caused by record low interest rates, and financial and operational dislocations caused by the global pandemic. Margins have since moderated to mid-cycle levels.

For 2Q 2021, fair market value asset adjustments were net accretive to earnings with a net impact of $2,835,579 before taxes as follows:

  1. Mortgage Servicing Rights Valuation adjustment:

With the rise in long term mortgage interest rates during the quarter the valuation of our MSRs increased $4,303,251;

  1. Mortgage Origination Pipeline valuation adjustment:

The fair market value of the hedged mortgage origination pipeline (FMV) fell $1,467,672 as the amount of locked loans fell over the level at 1Q 2021.

Results in 2Q2020 were impacted both the fair market value asset adjustments as well as two unusual expense items. The 4 items in total had a net negative impact of $6,560,107, as follows:

  • Mortgage Origination Pipeline valuation adjustment:

The fair market value of the hedged mortgage origination pipeline (FMV) rose $1,049,441 as the amount of locked loans rose over level at 1Q2020 as the pipeline of locked loans rose significantly due to record low mortgage interest rates;

  • Mortgage Servicing Rights Valuation adjustment:

With the fall in long term mortgage interest rates during the quarter the valuation of our MSRs decreased $142,944;

  • ­­­­­Unusual Expenses:
  1. Wind-down expenses related to the American Mortgage Solutions division (AMS) were $1,191,229. As previously announced, a decision was made in early March 2020 to wind-down AMS’s wholesale mortgage loan origination business;
  2. The Allowance for Loan Losses for general economic conditions and not tied to specific loans was increased by $4,176,493; we established additional reserves as a result of the pandemic and its impact on the economy.

Mortgage origination volumes increased in 2Q2021, with closings of $1.08 billion versus $904.5 million in 2Q2020, an increase of 19.4%. Each of our mortgage origination subsidiaries experienced strong volumes:

ULG: $605.8 million, up 15.7%, and purchase loans were up 68.1%;

UIF: $474.5 million, up 24.5%, and purchase loans were up 58.8%;

For 2Q2021, the Company had an annualized return on equity attributable to common stock shareholders of 56.5% on initial common stockholders’ equity of $58,579,620. Return on equity over the trailing twelve months was 92.0% on equity attributable to common stock shareholders of $37,119,663.

Total Assets at 6/30/2021 were $696,925,621 versus $653,014,241 at 3/31/21, $557,676,836 at 12/31/2020, $612,755,757 at 9/30/2020, $538,958,851 at 6/30/2020, $390,463,093 at 3/31/2020 and $361,956,924 at 12/31/2019.

The Tier 1 Leverage Capital Ratio at 6/30/2021 declined to 11.12% on net average assets of $514,448,000, from 12.34% at 3/31/21 on net average assets of $464 million, 11.27% at 12/31/2020 on net average assets of $464.1 million, 11.17% at 9/30/2020 on net average assets of $424.5 million, 10.44% at 6/30/2020 on net average assets of $387.3 million, 10.59% at 3/31/2020 on net average assets of $283.8 million and 8.15% at 12/31/2019 on net average assets of $299.1 million.

Basel 3 Common Equity Tier 1 Capital at 6/30/2021 was $51,991,000, at

12/31/2020 was $47,759,000, at 9/30/2020 was $43,108,000, at 6/30/2020 was $36,756,000, at 3/31/2020 was $27,308,000, and at 12/31/2019 was $23,179,000.

At 6/30/2021, the Company had no debt and one class of preferred stock outstanding convertible at $10 per share with a liquidation preference of $5,000,000. Cash & equity investment securities at the Company, available to meet working capital needs and to support investment opportunities at University Bancorp were $11,260,266.

Treasury shares as of 6/30/2021 were 441,381 shares. During 3Q2021, the Company paid a total of $3,900,00, or the equivalent of $15.00 per share to acquire and retire convertible preferred stock convertible into 260,000 shares of the Company’s common stock, or 4.8% of the fully diluted shares of common stock at 6/30/2021.

Michigan and the Ann Arbor Metropolitan Statistical Area saw modest growth in employment in 2Q2021 amid continuing high levels of unemployment. Despite this, the performance of our portfolio loans and our overall asset quality continues to perform well, with lower loan delinquencies, however we are experiencing a rise in loans classified as substandard. We had no foreclosed other real estate owned property at quarter-end, and substandard assets rose 185.8% during 2Q2021 to $4,021,182, 7.03% of Tier 1 Capital at 6/30/2021. The allowance for loan losses stood at $4,000,000 or 2.82% of the amount of portfolio loans, excluding the loans held for sale.

At 6/30/2021, we had the following with respect to delinquent loans (including both delinquent portfolio loans and delinquent loans held for sale):

Delinquent 30 Days to 59 Days, $1,009,328

Delinquent 60 Days to 89 Days, $121,190

Delinquent Over 90 Days & on Non-Accrual, $577,151*

*This balance consisted of two residential loans. In addition, we own $648 million of MSR’s related to GNMA originated residential mortgage pool loans, of which $13,219,219 have reached a 90-day delinquency status and are therefore included on our balance sheet per GAAP. Most of these loans are 100% principal guaranteed by FHA, others have smaller percentage guarantees.

Other Key statistics as of 6/30/2021:

· 10-year annual average revenue growth*, 23.1%
· 5-year annual average revenue growth*, 28.5%
· 2Q2021 vs. 2Q2020 revenue growth*, 8.0%
· TTM Revenue $147,951,202
· 10 Year Average ROE 26.6%
· 5 Year Average ROE 49.6%
· LLR/NPAs>90 % 542.80%
· Debt to equity ratio, 0.0%
· Current Ratio, # 97.1x
· Efficiency Ratio, %+ 70.00%
· Total Assets, $653,014,241

*Using 2Q2021, 2Q2020, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and 2010 revenue which were $70,002,107, $59,042,416, $136,991,511, $69,112,502, $55,988,570, $54,493,179, $50,948,149, $43,644,425 and $20,437,724, respectively.

#Parent company only current assets divided by 12-month projected cash expenses.

+Calculated as: (non-interest expense/ (net interest income + non-interest income))

· Loans Held for Sale, before Reserves, $127,000,916
· NPAs >90 days $1,528,147
· TTM ROA % 7.31%
· TCE/TA % 8.03%
· Total Capital Ratio % 13.69%
· NPAs/Assets % 0.58%
· Texas Ratio % 6.70%
· NIM % 2.48%
· NCOs/Loans % -0.009%
· Trailing 12 Months P-E Ratio 2.9x

xBased on last sale of $20.45 per share.

Excluding goodwill & other intangibles related to the acquisition of Midwest Loan Services and Ann Arbor Insurance Center, net tangible shareholders’ equity attributable to University Bancorp, Inc. common stock shareholders was $64,920,735 or $13.62 per share at 6/30/2021. Please note that we view the current market values of our insurance agency and Midwest Loan Services as substantially in excess of their carrying value including this goodwill.

Shareholders and investors are encouraged to refer to the financial information including the investor presentations, audited financial statements, strategic plan and prior press releases, available on our investor relations web page at: http://www.university-bank.com/bancorp/.

Ann Arbor-based University Bancorp owns 100% of University Bank which, together with its Michigan-based subsidiaries, holds and manages a total of over $38 billion in financial assets for over 194,000 customers, and our over 557 employees make us the 5th largest bank based in Michigan. University Bank is an FDIC-insured, locally owned and managed community bank, and meets the financial needs of its community through its creative and innovative services. Founded in 1890, University Bank® is the 15th oldest bank headquartered in Michigan. We are proud to have been selected as the “Community Bankers of the Year” by American Banker magazine and as the recipient of the American Bankers Association’s Community Bank Award. University Bank is a Member FDIC. The members of University Bank’s corporate family, ranked by their size of revenues are:

  • University Lending Group, a retail residential mortgage originator based in Clinton Township, MI;
  • Midwest Loan Services, a residential mortgage subservicer based in Houghton, MI;
  • UIF, a faith-based banking firm based in Southfield, MI;
  • Community Banking, based in Ann Arbor, MI, which provides traditional community banking services in the Ann Arbor area;
  • Midwest Loan Solutions, a reverse residential mortgage lender and warehouse lender based in Southfield, MI;
  • Ann Arbor Insurance Centre, an independent insurance agency based in Ann Arbor.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT: This press release contains certain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning future growth in assets, pre-tax income and net income, budgeted income levels, the sustainability of past results, mortgage origination levels and margins, valuations, and other expectations and/or goals. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, economic, competitive, governmental and technological factors affecting our operations, markets, products, services, interest rates and fees for services. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. We undertake no obligation to update any information or forward-looking statement.

Contact: Stephen Lange Ranzini, President and CEO

Phone: 734-741-5858, Ext. 9226

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