|6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2013
|Investment Securities [Abstract]
NOTE 2 - INVESTMENT SECURITIES
Investment Portfolio Composition. The amortized cost and related market value of investment securities available-for-sale were as follows:
Securities with an amortized cost of $173.7 million and $152.3 million at June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively, were pledged to secure public deposits and for other purposes.
The Bank, as a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (“FHLB”), is required to own capital stock in the FHLB based generally upon the balances of residential and commercial real estate loans, and FHLB advances. FHLB stock which is included in other securities is pledged to secure FHLB advances. No ready market exists for this stock, and it has no quoted market value; however, redemption of this stock has historically been at par value.
Maturity Distribution. As of June 30, 2013, the Company’s investment securities had the following maturity distribution based on contractual maturity. Expected maturities may differ from contractual maturities because borrowers may have the right to call or prepay obligations. Mortgage-backed securities and certain amortizing U.S. government agency securities are shown separately since they are not due at a certain maturity date.
Other Than Temporarily Impaired Securities. The following tables summarize the investment securities with unrealized losses aggregated by major security type and length of time in a continuous unrealized loss position:
Management evaluates securities for other than temporary impairment at least quarterly, and more frequently when economic or market concerns warrant such evaluation. Consideration is given to: 1) the length of time and the extent to which the fair value has been less than amortized cost, 2) the financial condition and near-term prospects of the issuer, and 3) the intent and ability of the Company to retain its investment in the issuer for a period of time sufficient to allow for any anticipated recovery in cost. In analyzing an issuer’s financial condition, management considers whether the securities are issued by the federal government or its agencies, whether downgrades by rating agencies have occurred, regulatory issues, and analysts’ reports.
At June 30, 2013, the Company had securities of $350.6 million with net pre-tax unrealized losses of $0.5 million on these securities, of which $120.0 million have unrealized losses totaling $1.5 million. Approximately $109.1 million of these securities, with an unrealized loss of $1.1 million, have been in a loss position for less than 12 months. Approximately $10.6 million of these securities, with an unrealized loss of approximately $29,000 have been in a loss position for greater than 12 months. These debt securities are in a loss position because they were acquired when the general level of interest rates was lower than that on June 30, 2013. The Company believes that the unrealized losses in these debt securities are temporary in nature and that the full principal will be collected as anticipated. Because the declines in the market value of these investments are attributable to changes in interest rates and not credit quality and because the Company has the present ability and intent to hold these investments until there is a recovery in fair value, which may be at maturity, the Company does not consider these investments to be other-than-temporarily impaired at June 30, 2013. The Company holds one bank preferred stock issue for $0.4 million that has also been in a loss position for greater than 12 months. The Company realized $0.2 million in impairment during the second quarter of 2013 for this security. The Company will continue to closely monitor the fair value of this security and will realize further impairment as needed.