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First US Bancshares, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter 2018 Results

21 Days ago

Reports Earnings Growth Following Acquisition of The Peoples Bank

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First US Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: FUSB) (the “Company”) today announced unaudited results as of and for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2018.  Net income totaled $1.5 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, for the quarter, an improvement of $0.19 per diluted share compared to the third quarter of 2018.  The improvement in earnings resulted primarily from additional earning assets acquired by the Company through the previously announced acquisition of The Peoples Bank (“TPB”).  TPB was acquired by the Company and merged with the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, First US Bank (the “Bank”), on August 31, 2018.

“We are pleased to report significantly improved results due to our first full quarter of operations following the acquisition,” stated James F. House, President and CEO of the Company.  “The fourth quarter was very active for our institution as we continued to integrate our banking teams and completed conversion of the assets and liabilities of The Peoples Bank into our core operating system.  We are excited as we move into 2019 with a larger and more diverse platform from which to grow,” continued Mr. House. 

For the year ended December 31, 2018, the Company’s net income totaled $2.5 million, or $0.37 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $0.4 million, or ($0.06) per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2017. The 2018 full year results were positively impacted by four months of earnings following the acquisition of TPB. A table summarizing the assets acquired and liabilities assumed from TPB, along with the purchase accounting adjustments, is included in the financial tables herein. The net loss during 2017 was due to a one-time, non-cash charge of $2.5 million that resulted from the adjustment of deferred tax assets upon the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

Other Fourth Quarter Financial Highlights

Growth in Net Interest Income – Net interest income increased by $1.3 million, or 15.8%, in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to the third quarter of 2018.  Compared to the fourth quarter of 2017, net interest income increased by $2.4 million, or 32.4%. Net yield on interest-earning assets increased to 5.27% during the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to 5.25% during the third quarter of 2018 and 5.09% during the fourth quarter of 2017.  Net income was enhanced by accretion of discounts and premiums on loans and time deposits acquired in the TPB transaction totaling $0.4 million during the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to $0.1 million during the previous quarter.

Improvement in Asset Quality – Non-performing assets, including loans in non-accrual status and other real estate owned (OREO), decreased to $4.3 million as of December 31, 2018, compared to $5.3 million as of September 30, 2018, primarily due to the resolution during the fourth quarter of certain impaired loans acquired from TPB.  As a percentage of total assets, non-performing assets totaled 0.54% as of December 31, 2018, compared to 0.66% of total assets as of September 30, 2018 and 0.96% of total assets as of December 31, 2017.

Provision for Loan and Lease Losses The provision for loan and lease losses was $0.5 million during the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to $0.8 million during the third quarter of 2018 and $0.5 million during the fourth quarter of 2017.  Provisioning decreased during the fourth quarter of 2018 in part due to reductions in loan volume at both the Bank and the Bank’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Acceptance Loan Company (“ALC”).  Net loans at the Bank decreased $2.3 million during the fourth quarter, while net loans at ALC decreased by $2.7 million.  The decrease in net loans at the Bank resulted primarily from the resolution of certain impaired loans acquired from TPB.  At ALC, loan volume reductions resulted primarily from seasonal impacts in ALC’s indirect lending portfolio. 

As of both December 31, 2018 and September 30, 2018, the allowance for loan and lease losses totaled $5.1 million, or 0.97% of gross loans outstanding, representing a decrease from 1.36% as of December 31, 2017. In accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for acquisition accounting, the loans acquired through the acquisition of TPB were recorded at fair value; accordingly, there was no allowance for loan losses associated with the acquired loan portfolio at the acquisition date.  Management continues to evaluate the need for an allowance on the acquired portfolio, factoring in the remaining net discount on the loans, which totaled $1.9 million, or 1.27% of gross purchased loans, as of December 31, 2018. The allowance for loan and lease losses as a percentage of gross loans outstanding less gross purchased loans was 1.36% as of December 31, 2018. 

Non-interest Income – Non-interest income totaled $1.2 million during the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to $2.1 million during the third quarter of 2018 and $1.3 million during the fourth quarter of 2017. During the third quarter of 2018, the Bank generated $1.0 million in pre-tax gains on the settlement of derivative contracts that were not generated during the fourth quarter of 2018.  

Non-interest Expense – Non-interest expense totaled $8.4 million during the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to $9.1 million during the third quarter of 2018 and $7.4 million during the fourth quarter of 2017.  The decrease in expense compared to the third quarter of 2018 resulted primarily from a decrease in acquisition-related expenses of $1.3 million, offset in part by increases in salaries and employee benefits and other expenses that netted to increased expense of $0.6 million.  These increases were primarily the result of a full quarter of inclusion of TPB in operations.  Comparing the fourth quarter of 2018 to the fourth quarter of 2017, non-interest expense increased by $1.0 million, primarily the result of a $0.7 million increase in salaries and employee benefits expenses due to the addition of employees from TPB, as well as merit and routine cost of living salary increases for legacy employees of the Company. In addition, acquisition-related expenses and other non-interest expense led to an increase in non-interest expense of approximately $0.2 million, comparing the fourth quarter of 2018 to the fourth quarter of 2017.

Provision for Income Taxes – The provision for income taxes totaled $0.5 million during the fourth quarter of 2018, representing an effective tax rate of 24.1% for the quarter, compared to an effective tax rate of 52.8% for the third quarter of 2018. The tax provisioning during the third and fourth quarters of 2018 was impacted by the incurrence of acquisition-related expenses, a portion of which are non-deductible under IRS regulations. 

Cash Dividend – The Company declared a cash dividend of $0.02 per share on its common stock in the fourth quarter of 2018. This amount is consistent with the Company’s quarterly dividend declarations for the first, second and third quarters of 2018 and each quarter of 2017.

Regulatory Capital – As of December 31, 2018, the Bank’s common equity Tier 1 capital and Tier 1 risk-based capital ratios were each 12.62%.  Its total capital ratio was 13.53%, and its Tier 1 leverage ratio was 8.96%.  These ratios are lower than those reported prior to the TPB transaction due to changes in the composition of risk-weighted assets and tangible capital resulting from the acquisition.  However, throughout the fourth quarter of 2018 and as of December 31, 2018, the Bank continued to maintain capital ratios at higher levels than the ratios required to be considered a “well-capitalized” institution under applicable banking regulations.

About First US Bancshares, Inc.

First US Bancshares, Inc. is a bank holding company that operates banking offices in Alabama, Tennessee and Virginia through First US Bank.  In addition, the Company’s operations include Acceptance Loan Company, Inc., a consumer loan company, and FUSB Reinsurance, Inc., an underwriter of credit life and credit accident and health insurance policies sold to the Bank’s and ALC’s consumer loan customers. The Company files periodic reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”). Copies of its filings may be obtained through the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or at www.firstusbank.com. More information about the Company and the Bank may be obtained at www.firstusbank.com. The Company’s stock is traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “FUSB.”

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, as defined by federal securities laws. Statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These statements may address issues that involve significant risks, uncertainties, estimates and assumptions made by management. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements following the date of this press release, except as required by law. In addition, the Company, through its senior management, may make from time to time forward-looking public statements concerning the matters described herein. Such forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates reflecting the best judgment of the Company’s senior management based upon current information and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Certain factors that could affect the accuracy of such forward-looking statements are identified in the public filings made by the Company with the SEC, and forward-looking statements contained in this press release or in other public statements of the Company or its senior management should be considered in light of those factors. Specifically, with respect to statements relating to the sufficiency of the allowance for loan and lease losses, loan demand, cash flows, growth and earnings potential and expansion, these factors include, but are not limited to, the rate of growth (or lack thereof) in the economy generally and in the Bank’s and ALC’s service areas, market conditions and investment returns, the availability of quality loans in the Bank’s and ALC’s service areas, the relative strength and weakness in the consumer and commercial credit sectors and in the real estate markets and collateral values. With respect to statements relating to the Company’s acquisition of TPB, these factors include, but are not limited to, difficulties, delays and unanticipated costs in integrating the organizations’ businesses or realized expected cost savings and other benefits; business disruptions as a result of the integration of the organizations, including possible loss of customers; diversion of management time to address acquisition-related issues; and changes in asset quality and credit risk as a result of the acquisition. There can be no assurance that such factors or other factors will not affect the accuracy of such forward-looking statements.

FIRST US BANCSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA – LINKED QUARTERS
(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)

  Quarter Ended
  Year Ended
  2018
  2017   2018   2017
  December 
31,
  September 
30,
  June 
30,
  March 
31,
  December 
31,
  December 
31,
  December 
31,
                                                       
  (Unaudited)
  (Unaudited)
       
Results of Operations:                                                      
Interest income $ 11,177     $ 9,452     $ 8,390     $ 8,119     $ 8,087     $ 37,138     $ 31,100  
Interest expense   1,533       1,124       888       805       804       4,350       2,706  
                                                       
Net interest income   9,644       8,328       7,502       7,314       7,283       32,788       28,394  
Provision for loan and lease losses   473       789       702       658       523       2,622       1,987  
                                                       
Net interest income after provision for loan and lease losses   9,171       7,539       6,800       6,656       6,760       30,166       26,407  
Non-interest income   1,158       2,112       1,132       1,140       1,333       5,542       4,666  
Non-interest expense   8,382       9,142       7,492       7,301       7,359       32,317       28,449  
                                                       
Income (loss) before income taxes   1,947       509       440       495       734       3,391       2,624  
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes   470       269       81       81       2,600       901       3,035  
                                                       
Net income (loss) $ 1,477     $ 240     $ 359     $ 414     $ (1,866 )   $ 2,490     $ (411 )
                                                       
Per Share Data:                                                      
Basic net income (loss) per share $ 0.23     $ 0.04     $ 0.06     $ 0.07     $ (0.30 )   $ 0.40     $ (0.07 )
                                                       
Diluted net income (loss) per share $ 0.22     $ 0.03     $ 0.06     $ 0.06     $ (0.29 )   $ 0.37     $ (0.06 )
                                                       
Dividends declared $ 0.02     $ 0.02     $ 0.02     $ 0.02     $ 0.02     $ 0.08     $ 0.08  
                                                       
                                                       
Key Measures (Period End):                                                      
Total assets $ 791,939     $ 802,595     $ 634,036     $ 627,319     $ 625,581        
Tangible assets   782,627       793,038       634,036       627,319       625,581        
Loans, net of allowance for loan losses   514,867       519,822       355,529       353,805       346,121        
Allowance for loan losses   5,055       5,116       4,952       4,829       4,774        
Investment securities, net   153,949       159,496       165,740       181,942       180,150        
Total deposits   704,725       715,761       531,428       525,273       517,079        
Short-term borrowings   527       192       10,366       10,298       15,594        
Long-term debt               10,000       10,000       10,000        
Total shareholders’ equity   79,437       77,470       75,634       75,525       76,208        
Tangible common equity   70,125       67,913       75,634       75,525       76,208        
Book value per common share   12.61       12.30       12.41       12.41       12.53        
Tangible book value per common share   11.13       10.79       12.41       12.41       12.53        
Key Ratios:              
Return on average assets (annualized)   0.74 %     0.14 %     0.23 %     0.27 %     (1.18 %)     0.36 %     (0.07 %)
Return on average common equity (annualized)   7.49 %     1.25 %     1.91 %     2.21 %     (9.38 %)     3.26 %     (0.52 %)
Return on average tangible common equity (annualized)   8.52 %     1.30 %     1.91 %     2.21 %     (9.38 %)     3.40 %     (0.52 %)
Net yield on interest-earning assets   5.27 %     5.25 %     5.31 %     5.24 %     5.09 %     5.27 %     5.08 %
Efficiency ratio   77.6 %     87.6 %     86.8 %     86.4 %     85.4 %     84.3 %     86.1 %
Net loans to deposits   73.1 %     72.6 %     66.9 %     67.4 %     66.9 %      
Net loans to assets   65.0 %     64.8 %     56.1 %     56.4 %     55.3 %      
Tangible common equity to tangible assets   8.96 %     8.56 %     11.93 %     12.04 %     12.18 %      
Allowance for loan losses as % of loans   0.97 %     0.97 %     1.37 %     1.35 %     1.36 %      
Nonperforming assets as % of total assets   0.54 %     0.66 %     0.61 %     0.86 %     0.96 %      
               

FIRST US BANCSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NET YIELD ON INTEREST-EARNING ASSETS
(Dollars in Thousands)

  Three Months Ended   Three Months Ended
  December 31, 2018
  December 31, 2017
  Average 
Balance
Interest Annualized
Yield/ 
Rate %
  Average 
Balance
Interest Annualized
Yield/ 
Rate %
ASSETS              
Interest-earning assets:              
Loans – Bank $ 419,527 $ 5,606 5.30 %   $ 252,364 $ 2,722 4.28 %
Loans – ALC   104,353   4,478 17.02 %     92,394   4,346 18.66 %
Taxable investment securities   155,066   818 2.09 %     177,115   828 1.85 %
Non-taxable investment securities   2,203   16 2.88 %     6,474   59 3.62 %
Federal funds sold   6,726   38 2.24 %     5,054   20 1.57 %
Interest-bearing deposits in banks   38,121   221 2.30 %     34,461   112 1.29 %
Total interest-earning assets   725,996   11,177 6.11 %     567,862   8,087 5.65 %
Non-interest-earning assets:              
Other assets   68,528         59,340    
Total $ 794,524       $ 627,202    
               
               
LIABILITIES AND
SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
             
Interest-bearing liabilities:              
Demand deposits $ 165,743 $ 205 0.49 %   $ 164,432 $ 168 0.41 %
Savings deposits   167,207   407 0.97 %     84,553   67 0.32 %
Time deposits   265,696   920 1.37 %     184,175   459 0.99 %
Borrowings   521   1 0.76 %     27,490   110 1.59 %
Total interest-bearing liabilities   599,167   1,533 1.02 %     460,650   804 0.69 %
Non-interest-bearing liabilities:              
Demand deposits   108,469         80,487    
Other liabilities   8,613         7,105    
Shareholders’ equity   78,275         78,960    
Total $ 794,524       $ 627,202    
               
Net interest income   $ 9,644       $ 7,283  
Net yield on interest-earning assets     5.27 %       5.09 %
               
               

FIRST US BANCSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NET ASSETS ACQUIRED FROM THE PEOPLES BANK
AUGUST 31, 2018
(Dollars in Thousands)

                 
  Acquired from
TPB
  Fair Value
Adjustments
  Fair Value as of
August 31, 2018
Assets Acquired:          
Cash and cash equivalents $ 3,085     $     $ 3,085
Investment securities   5,977             5,977
Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost   565             565
Loans   156,772       (2,195 )     154,577
Allowance for loan losses   (1,702 )     1,702    
Net loans   155,070       (493 )     154,577
Premises and equipment, net   1,198       17       1,215
Other real estate owned   85             85
Other assets   551       (328 )     223
Core deposit intangible         2,048       2,048
Total assets acquired $ 166,531     $ 1,244     $ 167,775
           
Liabilities Assumed:          
Deposits   140,033       342       140,375
Short-term borrowings   10,000             10,000
Other liabilities   437             437
Total liabilities assumed   150,470       342       150,812
           
Shareholders’ Equity Assumed:          
Common stock   1,027       (1,027 )  
Surplus   5,280       (5,280 )  
Accumulated other comprehensive income, net of tax   17       (17 )  
Retained earnings   9,737       (9,737 )  
Total shareholders’ equity assumed   16,061       (16,061 )  
           
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity assumed $ 166,531     $ (15,719 )   $ 150,812
             
             
  Net assets acquired   $ 16,963
  Purchase price     24,398
  Goodwill   $ 7,435
         

Fair Value Adjustments and Resulting Changes to Goodwill

The acquisition of TPB was accounted for using the purchase method of accounting in accordance with ASC 805, Business Combinations. Assets acquired, liabilities assumed and consideration exchanged were recorded at their respective acquisition date fair values. Due to the significant judgments regarding the methods and assumptions used in the determination, fair values are preliminary and subject to refinement for up to one year after the closing date of the acquisition as additional information regarding the closing date fair values becomes available. During the fourth quarter of 2018, certain refinements were made to loan and deferred tax valuations that resulted in a net reduction to goodwill of approximately $0.1 million.

FIRST US BANCSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)

  December
31,
  December
31,
  2018   2017
  (Unaudited)    
ASSETS
Cash and due from banks $ 9,796     $ 7,577  
Interest-bearing deposits in banks   39,803       19,547  
Total cash and cash equivalents   49,599       27,124  
Federal funds sold   8,354       15,000  
Investment securities available-for-sale, at fair value   132,487       153,871  
Investment securities held-to-maturity, at amortized cost   21,462       26,279  
Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost   703       1,609  
Loans and leases, net of allowance for loan and lease losses of $5,055 and $4,774, respectively   514,867       346,121  
Premises and equipment, net   27,643       26,433  
Cash surrender value of bank-owned life insurance   15,237       14,923  
Accrued interest receivable   2,816       2,057  
Goodwill and core deposit intangible, net   9,312        
Other real estate owned   1,505       3,792  
Other assets   7,954       8,372  
Total assets $ 791,939     $ 625,581  
       
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Deposits $ 704,725     $ 517,079  
Accrued interest expense   424       381  
Other liabilities   6,826       6,319  
Short-term borrowings   527       15,594  
Long-term debt         10,000  
Total liabilities   712,502       549,373  
       
Shareholders’ equity:      
Common stock, par value $0.01 per share, 10,000,000 shares authorized;      
7,562,264 and 7,345,946 shares issued, respectively; 6,298,062 and 6,081,744 shares outstanding, respectively   75       73  
Surplus   13,496       10,755  
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax   (2,377 )     (868 )
Retained earnings   88,668       86,673  
Less treasury stock: 1,264,202 shares at cost   (20,414 )     (20,414 )
Noncontrolling interest   (11 )     (11 )
Total shareholders’ equity   79,437       76,208  
       
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 791,939     $ 625,581  
       

FIRST US BANCSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)

  Three Months Ended   Year Ended
  December 31,   December 31,
  2018
  2017   2018     2017
  (Unaudited)
   (Unaudited)
       
Interest income:                              
Interest and fees on loans $ 10,084     $ 7,068     $ 32,899     $ 26,996  
Interest on investment securities   1,093       1,019       4,239       4,104  
Total interest income   11,177       8,087       37,138       31,100  
                               
Interest expense:                              
Interest on deposits   1,532       694       4,151       2,407  
Interest on borrowings   1       110       199       299  
Total interest expense   1,533       804       4,350       2,706  
                               
Net interest income   9,644       7,283       32,788       28,394  
                               
Provision for loan and lease losses   473       523       2,622       1,987  
                               
Net interest income after provision for loan and lease losses   9,171       6,760       30,166       26,407  
                               
Non-interest income:                              
Service and other charges on deposit accounts   495       474       1,895       1,880  
Credit insurance income   117       256       633       715  
Net gain on sales and prepayments of investment securities   13       1       118       229  
Net gain on settlement of derivative contracts               981        
Mortgage fees from secondary market   118       64       507       211  
Other income, net   415       538       1,408       1,631  
Total non-interest income   1,158       1,333       5,542       4,666  
                               
Non-interest expense:                              
Salaries and employee benefits   5,028       4,326       18,771       17,374  
Net occupancy and equipment   864       888       3,609       3,164  
Computer services   363       348       1,300       1,384  
Fees for professional services   250       163       1,031       813  
Acquisition expenses   149             1,641        
Other expense   1,728       1,634       5,965       5,714  
Total non-interest expense   8,382       7,359       32,317       28,449  
                               
Income before income taxes   1,947       734       3,391       2,624  
Provision for income taxes   470       2,600       901       3,035  
Net income $ 1,477     $ (1,866 )   $ 2,490     $ (411 )
Basic net income per share $ 0.23     $ (0.30 )   $ 0.40     $ (0.07 )
Diluted net income per share $ 0.22     $ (0.29 )   $ 0.37     $ (0.06 )
Dividends per share $ 0.02     $ 0.02     $ 0.08     $ 0.08  
                               

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to the financial results presented in this press release that have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), the Company’s management believes that certain non-GAAP financial measures and ratios are beneficial to the reader.  These non-GAAP measures have been provided to enhance overall understanding of the Company’s current financial performance and position. Management believes that these presentations provide meaningful comparisons of financial performance and position in various periods and can be used as a supplement to the GAAP-based measures presented in this press release. The non-GAAP financial results presented should not be considered a substitute for the GAAP-based results.  Management believes that both GAAP measures of the Company’s financial performance and the respective non-GAAP measures should be considered together.

The non-GAAP measures and ratios that have been provided in this press release include measures of operating income, tangible assets and equity, and certain ratios that include tangible assets and equity.  Discussion of these measures and ratios is included below, along with reconciliations of each relevant non-GAAP measure to GAAP-based measures included in the financial statements previously presented in the press release.

Operating Income
Operating income is a non-GAAP financial measure that adjusts net income for the following non-operating items:

  • Provision for (benefit from) income taxes
  • Gains (losses) on sales and prepayments of investment securities
  • Gains (losses) on settlements of derivative contracts
  • Gains (losses) on sales of foreclosed real estate
  • Provision for loan and lease losses
  • Acquisition expenses
  • Accretion of discount on purchased loans
  • Accretion of premium on purchased time deposits
  • Amortization of core deposit intangible asset

A reconciliation of the Company’s net income to its operating income for each of the most recent five quarters as of December 31, 2018 is set forth below.  A limitation of the non-GAAP financial measures presented below is that the adjustments include gains, losses or expenses that the Company does not expect to continue to recognize at a consistent level in the future; the adjustments of these items should not be construed as an inference that these gains, losses or expenses are unusual, infrequent or nonrecurring.

  Quarter Ended
(Dollars in Thousands)
  2018
  2017
  December
31,
  September
30,
  June
30,

  March
31,
  December
31,
                                       
  (Unaudited)
                                       
Net income (loss) $ 1,477     $ 240     $ 359     $ 414     $ (1,866 )
Add back:                                      
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes   470       269       81       81       2,600  
                                       
Income before income taxes   1,947       509       440       495       734  
Add back (subtract) adjustments to net interest income:                                      
Accretion of discount on purchased loans   (249 )     (77 )                  
Accretion of premium on purchased time deposits   (129 )     (59 )                  
                                       
Net adjustments to net interest income   (378 )     (136 )                  
Add back (subtract) non-interest adjustments:                                      
Net gain on sales and prepayments of investment securities   (13 )           (102 )     (3 )     (1 )
Net gain on settlement of derivative contracts         (981 )                  
Net loss (gain) on sales of foreclosed real estate   65       (79 )     152       (51 )     27  
Provision for loan and lease losses   473       789       702       658       523  
Amortization of core deposit intangible   128       43                    
Acquisition expenses   149       1,492                    
                                       
Net non-interest adjustments   802       1,264       752       604       549  
                                       
Operating income $ 2,371     $ 1,637     $ 1,192     $ 1,099     $ 1,283  
                                       

Tangible Balances and Measures

In addition to capital ratios defined by GAAP and banking regulators, the Company utilizes various tangible common equity measures when evaluating capital utilization and adequacy. These measures, which are presented in the financial tables in this press release, may also include calculations of tangible assets. As defined by the Company, tangible common equity represents shareholders’ equity less goodwill and identifiable intangible assets, while tangible assets represent total assets less goodwill and identifiable intangible assets.  

Management believes that the measures of tangible equity are important because they reflect the level of capital available to withstand unexpected market conditions.  In addition, presentation of these measures allows readers to compare certain aspects of the Company’s capitalization to other organizations.  In management’s experience, many stock analysts use tangible common equity measures in conjunction with more traditional bank capital ratios to compare capital adequacy of banking organizations with significant amounts of goodwill or other intangible assets that typically result from the use of the purchase accounting method in accounting for mergers and acquisitions.

These calculations are intended to complement the capital ratios defined by GAAP and banking regulators.  Because GAAP does not include these measures, management believes that there are no comparable GAAP financial measures to the tangible common equity ratios that the Company utilizes.  Despite the importance of these measures to the Company, there are no standardized definitions for the measures, and, therefore, the Company’s calculations may not be comparable with other organizations.  In addition, there may be limits to the usefulness of these measures to investors. Accordingly, management encourages readers to consider the Company’s consolidated financial statements in their entirety and not to rely on any single financial measure.  The table below reconciles the Company’s calculations of these measures to amounts reported in accordance with GAAP.

        Quarter Ended
  Twelve Months Ended
        2018
  2017   2018   2017
        December
31,
  September
30,
  June
30,
  March
31,
  December
31,
  December
31,
  December
31,
                                                             
        (Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)
        (Unaudited)
                                                             
TANGIBLE BALANCES                                                            
Total assets       $ 791,939     $ 802,595     $ 634,036     $ 627,319     $ 625,581                  
Less: Goodwill         7,435       7,552                                    
Less: Core deposit intangible         1,877       2,005                                    
                                                             
Tangible assets   (a)   $ 782,627     $ 793,038     $ 634,036     $ 627,319     $ 625,581                  
                                                             
Total shareholders’ equity       $ 79,437     $ 77,470     $ 75,634     $ 75,525     $ 76,208                  
Less: Goodwill         7,435       7,552                                    
Less: Core deposit intangible         1,877       2,005                                    
                                                             
Tangible common equity   (b)   $ 70,125     $ 67,913     $ 75,634     $ 75,525     $ 76,208                  
                                                             
Average shareholders’ equity       $ 78,275     $ 76,303     $ 75,447     $ 75,824     $ 78,960     $ 76,468     $ 78,268  
Less: Average goodwill         7,551       2,517                         2,548        
Less: Average core deposit intangible         1,960       676                         659        
                                                             
Average tangible shareholders’ equity   (c)   $ 68,764     $ 73,110     $ 75,447     $ 75,824     $ 78,960     $ 73,261     $ 78,268  
                                                             
Net income   (d)   $ 1,477     $ 240     $ 359     $ 414     $ (1,866 )   $ 2,490     $ (411 )
Common shares outstanding   (e)     6,298       6,297       6,092       6,087       6,082                  
                                                             
TANGIBLE MEASUREMENTS                                                            
Tangible book value per common share   (b)/(e)   $ 11.13     $ 10.79     $ 12.41     $ 12.41     $ 12.53                  
                                                             
Tangible common equity to tangible assets   (b)/(a)     8.96 %     8.56 %     11.93 %     12.04 %     12.18 %                
Return on average tangible common equity (annualized)   (1)     8.52 %     1.30 %     1.91 %     2.21 %     (9.38 %)     3.40 %     (0.52 %)
                                                             

(1) Calculation = ((net income (d) / number of days in period) * number of days in year) / average tangible shareholders’ equity (c)

Contact: Thomas S. Elley
205-582-1200

 

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