Note 4 - Securities
|3 Months Ended|
Mar. 31, 2022
|Notes to Financial Statements|
|Investments in Debt and Marketable Equity Securities (and Certain Trading Assets) Disclosure [Text Block]||
NOTE 4 - SECURITIES
The amortized cost and fair value of available-for-sale and held-to-maturity securities at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 are summarized as follows:
The amortized cost and fair value of debt securities as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 by contractual maturity are shown below. Actual maturities may differ from contractual maturities of mortgage-backed securities since the mortgages underlying the securities may be called or prepaid with or without penalty. Therefore, these securities are not included in the maturity categories along with the other categories of debt securities.
All mortgage-backed securities are with government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) such as Federal National Mortgage Association, Government National Mortgage Association, Federal Home Loan Bank, and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation.
The carrying value of investment securities pledged to secure public funds on deposit and for other purposes as required by law was $490.8 million and $481.3 million as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively.
The following table identifies, as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, the Company’s investment securities that have been in a continuous unrealized loss position for less than 12 months and those that have been in a continuous unrealized loss position for 12 or more months.
At March 31, 2022, no allowance for credit losses (“ACL”) has been recognized on available for sale debt securities in an unrealized loss position as the Company does not believe any of the debt securities are credit impaired. This is based on the Company’s analysis of the risk characteristics, including credit ratings, and other qualitative factors related to available for sale debt securities. The issuers of these debt securities continue to make timely principal and interest payments under the contractual terms of the securities. The Company does not intend to sell these debt securities and it is more likely than not that the Company will not be required to sell the debt securities before recovery of their amortized cost, which may be at maturity. The unrealized losses are due to increases in market interest rates over the yields available at the time the debt securities were purchased. Furthermore, the Company performed an analysis that determined that the following securities have aexpected credit loss: U.S. Treasury Securities; State and Municipal Securities and, Agency-Backed Securities, including securities issued by GNMA, FNMA, FHLB, FFCB and SBA. All of the U.S. Treasury and Agency-Backed Securities have the full faith and credit backing of the United States Government or one of its agencies. All debt securities in an unrealized loss position as of March 31, 2022 continue to perform as scheduled and the Company does not believe there is a possible credit loss or that an allowance for credit loss on these debt securities is necessary.
Restricted equity securities are comprised entirely of a restricted investment in Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta stock for membership requirement.
The entire disclosure for investments in certain debt and equity securities.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef