SOURCE: Oak Valley Bancorp

Oak Valley Bancorp

July 22, 2015 15:03 ET

Oak Valley Bancorp Reports 2nd Quarter Results

OAKDALE, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 22, 2015) - 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, 2015, consolidated net income available to common shareholders was $1,510,000, or $0.19 per diluted common share. This compared to consolidated net income of $1,526,000, or $0.19 per diluted common share, for the prior quarter and $2,537,000, or $0.32 per diluted common share for the same period a year ago.

Total assets were $764 million at June 30, 2015, an increase of $10.5 million over March 31, 2015 and $85.7 million over June 30, 2014. Gross loans were $463.5 million as of June 30, 2015, an increase of $10.3 million over March 31, 2015, and an increase of $27.8 million over June 30, 2014. The Company's total deposits were $683.9 million as of June 30, 2015, an increase of $10.9 million over March 31, 2015, and an increase of $81.0 million over June 30, 2014.

Net interest income was $6,200,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2015, consistent with $6,201,000 for the prior quarter and $6,175,000 for the same period last year. The increase in loan volume, referenced above, has been offset with continued margin compression. The Company's net interest margin for the three months ended June 30, 2015 was 3.70%, compared to 3.74% for the prior quarter, and 4.07% for the same period last year.

"Solid year over year loan and deposit growth was punctuated by a late second quarter push. We are optimistic that recent activity and the continued strength in the loan pipeline will support continued growth through the remainder of the year," stated Chris Courtney, President and CEO.

Non-interest expense for the three months ended June 30, 2015 totaled $5,193,000, compared to $5,099,000 during the prior quarter, and $4,989,000 for the same period last year. The increase compared to last quarter is the result of a recovery of impaired loan expense, corresponding to the payoff of a non-performing loan, during the prior quarter. The increase compared to the same period last year corresponds to growth in full time equivalent staff from 144 to 152. Deposit servicing costs associated with deposit growth and transaction activity have also increased.

Non-interest income for the three months ended June 30, 2015 totaled $1,156,000, compared to $1,027,000 during the prior quarter, and $927,000 for the same period last year. The increase compared to the prior periods is primarily the result of gains associated with called securities in the investment portfolio.

Non-performing assets as of June 30, 2015 were $5,197,000, or 0.68% of total assets, compared to $5,246,000, or 0.70% of total assets, as of March 31, 2015, and $5,065,000, or 0.75%, at June 30, 2014. The ratio of loan loss reserves to gross loans decreased to 1.59% as of June 30, 2015, compared to 1.63%, at March 31, 2015, and 1.74% at June 30, 2014. Improvement in economic conditions and noted trends of credit quality, has allowed the Company to maintain its reserve level in spite of recent loan growth. Accordingly, the Company did not record a provision for loan losses in the second quarter. During the prior quarter a reversal of loan loss provisions of $125,000 was warranted. During the same period last year a recovery of $1,877,000 was recognized in income through a credit to the loan loss provision. 

The Company recently announced the payment of a cash dividend of $0.11 per share of common stock to its shareholders of record at the close of business on July 20, 2015. In aggregate, the distribution will amount to approximately $888,000, with a payable date of July 30, 2015. This is the second dividend payment made by the Company in 2015.

The Company currently operates through 15 branches in Oakdale, Sonora, Turlock, Stockton, Patterson, Ripon, Escalon, Manteca, Tracy, three branches in Modesto, and three branches in their Eastern Sierra Division, which includes Bridgeport, Mammoth Lakes, and Bishop. The Company also announced plans to open a second location in Sonora later this year.

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) 2nd Quarter     1st Quarter     4th Quarter     3rd Quarter     2nd Quarter  
Selected Quarterly Operating Data: 2015     2015     2014     2014     2014  
                                       
  Net interest income $ 6,200     $ 6,201     $ 6,621     $ 6,389     $ 6,175  
  (Recovery of) provision for loan losses   -       (125 )     -       -       (1,877 )
  Non-interest income   1,156       1,027       1,086       940       927  
  Non-interest expense   5,193       5,099       5,252       5,112       4,989  
  Net income before income taxes   2,163       2,254       2,455       2,217       3,990  
  Provision for income taxes   653       728       813       682       1,453  
  Net income $ 1,510     $ 1,526     $ 1,642     $ 1,535     $ 2,537  
                                       
  Earnings per common share - basic $ 0.19     $ 0.19     $ 0.21     $ 0.19     $ 0.32  
  Earnings per common share - diluted $ 0.19     $ 0.19     $ 0.20     $ 0.19     $ 0.32  
  Dividends paid per common share $ -     $ 0.10     $ -     $ 0.065     $ -  
  Return on average common equity   7.94 %     8.22 %     8.80 %     8.44 %     14.53 %
  Return on average assets   0.81 %     0.82 %     0.91 %     0.88 %     1.50 %
  Net interest margin (1)   3.70 %     3.74 %     4.19 %     4.13 %     4.07 %
  Efficiency ratio (2)   68.38 %     68.75 %     67.01 %     66.76 %     67.55 %
                                       
Capital - Period End                                      
  Book value per common share $ 9.43     $ 9.39     $ 9.29     $ 9.01     $ 8.84  
                                       
Credit Quality - Period End                                      
  Nonperforming assets/ total assets   0.68 %     0.70 %     0.74 %     0.61 %     0.75 %
  Loan loss reserve/ gross loans   1.59 %     1.63 %     1.66 %     1.73 %     1.74 %
                                       
Period End Balance Sheet                                      
($ in thousands)                                      
  Total assets $ 764,008     $ 753,552     $ 749,665     $ 706,821     $ 678,319  
  Gross loans   463,463       453,165       454,471       435,776       435,671  
  Nonperforming assets   5,197       5,246       5,584       4,333       5,065  
  Allowance for loan losses   7,390       7,409       7,534       7,541       7,602  
  Deposits   683,937       672,991       669,581       630,178       602,978  
  Common equity   76,165       75,816       75,041       72,793       71,369  
                                       
Non-Financial Data                                      
  Full-time equivalent staff   152       148       148       145       144  
  Number of banking offices   15       15       15       14       14  
                                       
Common Shares outstanding                                      
  Period end   8,072,655       8,075,355       8,074,855       8,074,855       8,075,855  
  Period average - basic   7,992,296       7,972,225       7,960,108       7,959,316       7,953,499  
  Period average - diluted   8,036,691       8,024,756       8,015,511       8,011,125       8,001,815  
                                       
Market Ratios                                      
  Stock Price $ 9.86     $ 9.86     $ 10.16     $ 10.03     $ 9.93  
  Price/Earnings   13.01       12.70       12.41       13.11       7.76  
  Price/Book   1.05       1.05       1.09       1.11       1.12  
                                       
                 
                 
  SIX MONTHS ENDED        
  JUNE 30, 2015        
                     
  Net interest income $ 12,401     $ 12,279        
  (Recovery of) provision for loan losses   (125 )     (1,877 )      
  Non-interest income   2,183       1,737        
  Non-interest expense   10,292       9,870        
  Net income before income taxes   4,417       6,023        
  Provision for income taxes   1,381       2,078        
  Net income $ 3,036     $ 3,945        
                     
  Earnings per common share - basic $ 0.38     $ 0.50        
  Earnings per common share - diluted $ 0.38     $ 0.49        
  Dividends paid per common share $ 0.10     $ 0.10        
  Return on average common equity   8.08 %     11.65 %      
  Return on average assets   0.81 %     1.17 %      
  Net interest margin (1)   3.72 %     4.06 %      
  Efficiency ratio (2)   68.56 %     67.91 %      
                     
Capital - Period End                    
  Book value per common share $ 9.43     $ 8.84        
                     
Credit Quality - Period End                    
  Nonperforming assets/ total assets   0.68 %     0.75 %      
  Loan loss reserve/ gross loans   1.59 %     1.74 %      
                     
Period End Balance Sheet                    
($ in thousands)                    
  Total assets $ 764,008     $ 678,319        
  Gross loans   463,463       435,671        
  Nonperforming assets   5,197       5,065        
  Allowance for loan losses   7,390       7,602        
  Deposits   683,937       602,978        
  Common equity   76,165       71,369        
                     
Non-Financial Data                    
  Full-time equivalent staff   152       144        
  Number of banking offices   15       14        
                     
Common Shares outstanding                    
  Period end   8,072,655       8,075,855        
  Period average - basic   7,982,316       7,916,034        
  Period average - diluted   8,030,756       7,971,802        
                     
Market Ratios                    
  Stock Price $ 9.86     $ 9.93        
  Price/Earnings   12.86       9.88        
  Price/Book   1.05       1.12        
   
(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