SOURCE: Greater Hudson Bank

Greater Hudson Bank

October 20, 2016 14:25 ET

Greater Hudson Bank Reports Increased Earnings for Both the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2016

BARDONIA, NY--(Marketwired - October 20, 2016) - Greater Hudson Bank (the "Bank") (OTCQX: GHDS), with assets of $459.9 million, today reported net income of $899,000 or $0.07 per common share for the third quarter of 2016 compared to $768,000 or $0.08 per common share for the 2015 third quarter. The decline in earnings per share for the third quarter reflects a successful capital raise, in which the Bank added $9.2 million to shareholders' equity and issued 2,298,750 shares of common stock. For the nine months ended September 30, 2016, net income was $2.785 million or $0.26 per common share compared to $2.341 million or $0.23 per common share for the nine months ended September 30, 2015. Return on average common stockholders' equity was 7.87 percent and 8.13 percent for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016 compared to 6.93 percent and 7.18 percent for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015, respectively.

Edward T. Lutz, president and CEO, stated, "We are happy with our bottom line results. Our efforts to generate core deposits and loan growth should continue to have a positive impact going forward and continue in a measured way. Our objective of delivering solid shareholder returns is being realized as our performance continues to strengthen. Our staff continues to work hard to win new customers and solidify relationships and we commend them for their efforts."

Financial highlights as of September 30, 2016 compared to December 31, 2015 are as follows:

  • Total assets increased $27.2 million, or 6.3 percent, to $459.9 million.
  • Loans, net of unearned income, increased $11.1 million or 3.9 percent, to $293.6 million.
  • Investments increased $10.8 million, or 8.5 percent, to $138.2 million.
  • Deposits increased $18.2 million, or 5.3 percent, to $358.2 million.
  • Borrowings decreased $4.2 million, or 9.1 percent, to $41.2 million.
  • Stockholders' equity increased $12.9 million, or 29.1 percent to $57.2 million.

Performance highlights for the three months ended September 30, 2016 compared to the September 30, 2015 period are as follows:

  • Net interest income increased $362,000, or 10.6 percent, to $3.8 million.
  • Non-interest expense increased $243,000 or 9.8 percent to $2.7 million.
  • The provision for loan losses increased $56,000.
  • Gains on securities transactions increased $92,000.

Performance highlights for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 compared to the September 30, 2015 period are as follows:

  • Net interest income increased $947,000, or 9.3 percent, to $11.1 million.
  • Non-interest expense increased $394,000 or 5.4 percent to $7.7 million.
  • The provision for loan losses increased $102,000.
  • Gains on securities transactions increased $175,000.

Kenneth J. Torsoe, chairman of the board, stated that, "The management team continues to develop this institution in a measured way with an eye toward managing risks, maintaining sound controls, controlling costs and delivering returns within an acceptable range. Execution of the business plan continues along board approved guidelines. The board is pleased with the performance of the Bank's management and staff."

EARNINGS

*Results Unaudited Three months Ended  Nine months ended
  September 30,  September 30,
  (in thousands, except ratios)
SUMMARY OF OPERATIONS DATA: 2016  2015  2016  2015
Net interest income $3,786   $3,424   $11,077   $10,130  
Provision for loan losses  121    65    213    111  
Noninterest income  148    90    361    338  
Gains on securities transactions  233    141    518    343  
Noninterest Expense  2,721    2,478    7,653    7,259  
Income before income taxes  1,325    1,112    4,090    3,441  
Provision for income taxes  426    344    1,305    1,100  
Net income $899   $768   $2,785   $2,341  
                     
Efficiency Ratio  69.2 %  70.5 %  66.9 %  69.3 %
                     
                     
AVERAGE BALANCE SHEET DATA:  2016    2015    2016    2015  
Earning Assets $437,527   $392,755   $425,776   $384,083  
Total Interest Bearing Liabilities  338,962    313,135    338,158    309,893  
Net interest spread  3.32 %  3.35 %  3.36 %  3.42 %
Net interest margin  3.46 %  3.49 %  3.47 %  3.52 %
                

The increase in net income for the three months ended September 30, 2016 compared to the three months ended September 30, 2015, is primarily attributable to an increase in net interest income of $362,000 as a result of an increase in average earning assets, as well as an increase in security gains of $92,000. The increases in net interest income and security gains were partially offset by an increase to noninterest expense of $243,000, primarily due to increases in salary and advisory/outside services expenses as well as an increase to the provision for loan losses of $56,000.

The increase in net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2015, is primarily attributable to an increase in net interest income of $947,000 as a result of an increase in average earning assets, as well as an increase in security gains of $175,000. The increases in net interest income and security gains were partially offset by an increase in the provision for loan losses of $102,000 and an increase to noninterest expense of $394,000, primarily attributable to increases in salary expense, health insurance, director fees, New York State Franchise Tax, and advisory/outside services expenditures.

BALANCE SHEET & CREDIT QUALITY

SELECTED BALANCE SHEET DATA - Unaudited: As of
(in thousands, except ratios) Sept. 30,  December 31,  Sept. 30,
  2016  2015  2015
Total Investments $138,239   $127,460   $115,422  
Loans, net of unearned income  293,646    282,548    267,798  
Allowance for loan losses  3,763    3,555    3,410  
Total assets  459,864    432,701    413,757  
Total deposits  358,185    340,011    320,660  
Borrowings  41,190    45,335    45,399  
Nonperforming assets  4,442    3,185    3,178  
Allowance for loan losses to total net loans  1.28 %  1.26 %  1.27 %
Nonperforming assets to total assets  0.97 %  0.74 %  0.77 %
            

The Bank increased total investments by $10.8 million to $138.2 million and loans, net of unearned income by $11.1 million to $293.6 million as of September 30, 2016 compared to December 31, 2015. The increases were funded by increases in total deposits of $18.2 million and stockholders' equity of $12.9 million.

Nonperforming assets increased $1.3 million to $4.4 million as of September 30, 2016 from $3.2 million as of December 31, 2015. The balance is related to a limited number of loan relationships that the Bank is actively attempting to remediate and is closely monitoring.

CAPITAL

EQUITY - Unaudited As of
(in thousands, except ratios) September 30,
  2016  2015
Tier 1 Capital $55,207   $42,249  
Total Stockholders' Equity  57,209    44,301  
Book value per common share  4.64    4.42  
Tier 1 Leverage Ratio  12.2 %  10.3 %
        

The Bank's leverage ratio was 12.2 percent at September 30, 2016 compared to 10.3 percent at September 30, 2015. The increase in stockholders' equity is primary attributable to the Bank's $9.2 million capital raise in the second quarter of this year. The Bank continues to be considered a well-capitalized institution under current Federal regulatory guidelines.

Greater Hudson Bank, founded in 2002, is headquartered in Bardonia, NY. The Bank, which specializes in providing customized banking services to Hudson Valley based businesses, non-profits and municipal agencies is chartered by the New York State Department of Financial Services and its deposits are insured by the FDIC. As evidence of the Bank's financial strength, Greater Hudson Bank has been recognized with a superior rating by the country's leading independent bank rating and research firm, BauerFinancial, Inc. Further information can be found on the Bank's website at www.GreaterHudsonBank.com or by calling 844-GREAT-11.

Forward-Looking Statements: This Press Release may contain certain statements which are not historical facts or which concern the Bank's future operations or economic performance and which are to be considered forward-looking statements. Any such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Bank cautions that all forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainties, and that actual results may differ from those indicated in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, such as changing economic and competitive conditions and other risk and uncertainties. In addition, any statements in this news release regarding historical stock price performance are not indicative of or guarantees of future price performance.

Contact Information

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