SOURCE: Oak Valley Bancorp

Oak Valley Bancorp

July 16, 2014 15:38 ET

Oak Valley Bancorp Reports 2nd Quarter Results

OAKDALE, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 16, 2014) - Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), the bank holding company for Oak Valley Community Bank and Eastern Sierra Community Bank, recently reported consolidated financial results. For the three months ended June 30, 2014, consolidated net income available to common shareholders was $2,537,000, or $0.32 per diluted common share. This compared to consolidated net income available to common shareholders of $1,374,000, or $0.18 per diluted common share for the same period a year ago.

Total assets were $678.3 million at June 30, 2014, an increase of $34.1 million, or 5.3%, from June 30, 2013. The Company's total deposits were $603.0 million as of June 30, 2014, an increase of $25.8 million, or 4.5% over June 30, 2013. Gross loans increased to $435.7 million at June 30, 2014, an increase of $45.0 million, or 11.5% from June 30, 2013.

Net interest income increased $151,000 or 2.5% to $6.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014, compared to $6.0 million for the same period last year. The increase is driven primarily by the increase in loan volume, as the interest rate environment continues to compress loan and investment yields. The Company's net interest margin for the three months ended June 30, 2014 was 4.07%, compared to 4.18% for the same period last year.

In addition to income from normal operations, during the quarter, the Company also reached a settlement of $2.92 million on a previously written down asset, which ultimately led to a net recovery of $1.88 million. The entire $1.88 million was recognized in income through a credit to the loan loss provision. 

"We are very pleased to report another solid operational performance for the quarter. Despite continued margin pressure, the efforts of our relationship management teams are producing results that are fueling earnings," stated Chris Courtney, President and CEO of the Company and the Bank. "We acknowledge the tremendous impact of the recovery the Bank recorded during the quarter, yet we are equally energized by the loan growth we've experienced and the underlying momentum we seem to be building within the local business community," Courtney concluded.

Non-interest expense for the three month and six month periods ended June 30, 2014 totaled $5.0 million and $9.9 million, respectively, an increase over the $4.7 million and $9.4 million for the comparable periods in 2013. This increase corresponds to growth in full time equivalent staff from 134 to 144. Deposit servicing costs associated with deposit growth and transaction activity have also increased. 

Non-performing assets as of June 30, 2014 were $5.1 million, or 0.75% of total assets, as compared to $4.2 million, or 0.65% at June 30, 2013. The increase is the net result of the Bank placing one additional loan relationship on non-accrual status during the first quarter of 2014 and receiving the remaining principal payment from the aforementioned loan settlement. 

The recovery resulted in a reversal of provision for loan losses of $1.88 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, as compared to a provision of $100,000 for the same period of the previous year. The ratio of loan loss reserves to gross loans decreased to 1.74% as of June 30, 2014, compared to 1.94% at June 30, 2013.

The Company recently announced the payment of a cash dividend of $0.065 per share of common stock to its shareholders of record at the close of business on July 14, 2014. In aggregate, the distribution will amount to approximately $524,000. This is the second dividend payment made by the Company in 2014.

The Company currently operates through 14 branches in Oakdale, Sonora, Turlock, Stockton, Patterson, Ripon, Escalon, Manteca, three branches in Modesto, and three branches in their Eastern Sierra Division, which includes Bridgeport, Mammoth Lakes, and Bishop. The Company also recently announced plans to open a branch in Tracy later this summer.

For more information, please call 1-866-844-7500 or visit www.ovcb.com.

This press release includes forward-looking statements about the corporation for which the corporation claims the protection of safe harbor provisions contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Forward-looking statements are based on management's knowledge and belief as of today and include information concerning the corporation's possible or assumed future financial condition, and its results of operations and business. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Those factors include fluctuations in interest rates, government policies and regulations (including monetary and fiscal policies), legislation, economic conditions, including increased energy costs in California, credit quality of borrowers, operational factors and competition in the geographic and business areas in which the company conducts its operations. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based on information available at the time of the release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

   
   
Oak Valley Bancorp  
Financial Highlights (unaudited)  
                               
($ in thousands, except per share)                              
Selected Quarterly Operating Data:   2nd Quarter
2014
    1st Quarter
2014
    4th Quarter
2013
    3rd Quarter
2013
    2nd Quarter
2013
 
                                         
  Net interest income   $ 6,175     $ 6,104     $ 6,372     $ 6,030     $ 6,024  
  Provision for loan losses     (1,877 )     -       -       100       100  
  Non-interest income     927       810       812       866       818  
  Non-interest expense     4,989       4,881       4,668       4,619       4,734  
  Net income before income taxes     3,990       2,033       2,516       2,177       2,008  
  Provision for income taxes     1,453       625       809       672       634  
  Net income available to common shareholders     2,537       1,408       1,707       1,505       1,374  
                                         
  Earnings per common share - basic   $ 0.32     $ 0.18     $ 0.22     $ 0.19     $ 0.18  
  Earnings per common share - diluted   $ 0.32     $ 0.18     $ 0.22     $ 0.19     $ 0.18  
  Dividends paid per common share   $ -     $ 0.10     $ -     $ -     $ -  
  Return on average common equity     14.53 %     8.59 %     10.47 %     9.45 %     8.48 %
  Return on average assets     1.50 %     0.84 %     1.01 %     0.92 %     0.86 %
  Net interest margin (1)     4.07 %     4.04 %     4.19 %     4.12 %     4.18 %
  Efficiency ratio (2)     67.55 %     68.29 %     63.05 %     64.65 %     67.17 %
                                         
Capital - Period End                                        
  Book value per common share   $ 8.84     $ 8.40     $ 8.14     $ 7.99     $ 8.01  
                                         
Credit Quality - Period End                                        
  Nonperforming assets/ total assets     0.75 %     0.90 %     0.48 %     0.68 %     0.65 %
  Loan loss reserve/ gross loans     1.74 %     1.80 %     1.83 %     1.85 %     1.94 %
                                         
Period End Balance Sheet                                        
($ in thousands)                                        
  Total assets   $ 678,319     $ 687,591     $ 671,853     $ 659,192     $ 644,230  
  Gross loans     435,671       422,510       419,438       413,856       390,647  
  Nonperforming assets     5,065       6,164       3,256       4,495       4,189  
  Allowance for loan losses     7,602       7,615       7,659       7,669       7,570  
  Deposits     602,978       615,997       602,633       591,642       577,129  
  Common equity     71,369       67,824       64,517       63,379       63,457  
                                         
Non-Financial Data                                        
  Full-time equivalent staff     144       142       136       135       134  
  Number of banking offices     14       14       14       14       14  
                                         
Common Shares outstanding                                        
  Period end     8,075,855       8,071,355       7,929,730       7,929,730       7,924,730  
  Period average - basic     7,953,499       7,878,152       7,803,247       7,802,705       7,802,012  
  Period average - diluted     8,001,815       7,941,456       7,859,380       7,851,157       7,842,964  
                                         
Market Ratios                                        
  Stock Price   $ 9.93     $ 9.41     $ 8.37     $ 7.96     $ 7.67  
  Price/Earnings     7.76       12.98       9.64       10.40       10.86  
  Price/Book     1.12       1.12       1.03       1.00       0.96  
                                         
                                         
                                         
    SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30,  
    2014     2013  
                 
  Net interest income   $ 12,279     $ 11,873  
  Provision for loan losses     (1,877 )     200  
  Non-interest income     1,737       1,603  
  Non-interest expense     9,870       9,373  
  Net income before income taxes     6,023       3,903  
  Provision for income taxes     2,078       1,229  
  Net income     3,945       2,674  
  Preferred stock dividends     -       (68 )
  Net income available to common shareholders   $ 3,945     $ 2,606  
                 
  Earnings per common share - basic   $ 0.50     $ 0.33  
  Earnings per common share - diluted   $ 0.49     $ 0.33  
  Dividends paid per common share   $ 0.10     $ -  
  Return on average common equity     11.65 %     8.16 %
  Return on average assets     1.17 %     0.84 %
  Net interest margin (1)     4.06 %     4.11 %
  Efficiency ratio (2)     67.91 %     67.55 %
                 
Capital - Period End                
  Book value per common share   $ 8.84     $ 8.01  
                 
Credit Quality - Period End                
  Nonperforming assets/ total assets     0.75 %     0.65 %
  Loan loss reserve/ gross loans     1.74 %     1.94 %
                 
Period End Balance Sheet                
($ in thousands)                
  Total assets   $ 678,319     $ 644,230  
  Gross loans     435,671       390,647  
  Nonperforming assets     5,065       4,189  
  Allowance for loan losses     7,602       7,570  
  Deposits     602,978       577,129  
  Common equity     71,369       63,457  
                 
Non-Financial Data                
  Full-time equivalent staff     144       134  
  Number of banking offices     14       14  
                 
Common Shares outstanding                
  Period end     8,075,855       7,924,730  
  Period average - basic     7,916,034       7,790,238  
  Period average - diluted     7,971,802       7,836,736  
                 
Market Ratios                
  Stock Price   $ 9.93     $ 7.67  
  Price/Earnings     9.88       11.37  
  Price/Book     1.12       0.96  
                 
                 
(1) Ratio computed on a fully tax equivalent basis using a marginal federal tax rate of 34%.  
(2) Ratio computed on a fully tax equivalent basis using a marginal federal tax rate of 34%, and a marginal federal/state combined tax rate of 41.15% for applicable revenue.  
   
   

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Chris Courtney/Rick McCarty
    Phone: (209) 848-2265
    www.ovcb.com