SOURCE: Oak Valley Bancorp

Oak Valley Bancorp

October 21, 2015 16:20 ET

Oak Valley Bancorp Reports 3rd Quarter Results

OAKDALE, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 21, 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 September 30, 2015, consolidated net income available to common shareholders was $1,382,000, or $0.17 per diluted common share. This compared to consolidated net income of $1,510,000, or $0.19 per diluted common share, for the prior quarter and $1,535,000, or $0.19 per diluted common share for the same period a year ago. The decrease in net income is attributable to one-time merger related expenses of $133,000, net of taxes, associated with the pending Mother Lode Bank acquisition scheduled to be completed in December 2015.

Year-to-date results for the nine months ended September 30, 2015, include consolidated net income available to common shareholders of $4,418,000, representing a 19.4% decrease from the $5,480,000 recorded during the same period last year. Year-to-date results in 2014 included a $1.88 million reversal of loan loss provisions related to the recovery of a charged off loan which bolstered net income from normal operations.

Total assets were $793.7 million at September 30, 2015, an increase of $29.7 million over June 30, 2015 and $86.9 million over September 30, 2014. Gross loans were $477.3 million as of September 30, 2015, an increase of $13.9 million over June 30, 2015, and an increase of $41.6 million over September 30, 2014. The Company's total deposits were $712.6 million as of September 30, 2015, an increase of $28.6 million over June 30, 2015, and an increase of $82.4 million over September 30, 2014.

Net interest income was $6,354,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2015, a slight decrease of $35,000 from the $6,389,000 for the same period last year. The favorable impact of increased loan volume has been offset by the year-to-date decrease in the yield on the loan portfolio. The Company's net interest margin for the three months ended September 30, 2015 was 3.61%, compared to 3.70% for the prior quarter and 4.13% for the same period last year.

"Solid loan and core deposit growth continue to be fundamental in providing ongoing strength to the Company, yet earnings growth remains muted in this extended period of low rates," stated Chris Courtney, President and CEO of the Company and the Bank. "As we work through the stages of the pending acquisition of Mother Lode Bank, we anticipate related expenses to temporarily moderate earnings, but expect the deal to become accretive to earnings per share beginning in 2016," Courtney concluded.

Non-interest expense for the three months ended September 30, 2015 totaled $5,299,000, compared to $5,193,000 during the prior quarter, and $5,112,000 for the same period last year. The increase compared to the prior period is mainly attributed to one-time merger related expenses of $155,000 associated with the previously noted Mother Lode Bank acquisition. Additionally, the increase compared to the same period last year corresponds to growth in full time equivalent staff from 145 to 150. Deposit servicing costs associated with deposit growth and transaction activity have also increased.

Non-interest income for the three months ended September 30, 2015 totaled $965,000, compared to $1,156,000 during the prior quarter, and $940,000 for the same period last year. The decrease from the prior period is primarily the result of gains associated with called securities in the investment portfolio which were recorded in the second quarter.

Non-performing assets as of September 30, 2015 were $5,123,000, or 0.65% of total assets, compared to $5,197,000, or 0.68% of total assets, as of June 30, 2015, and $4,333,000, or 0.61%, at September 30, 2014. The ratio of loan loss reserves to gross loans decreased to 1.55% as of September 30, 2015, compared to 1.59%, at June 30, 2015, and 1.73% at September 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 third quarter.

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's 16th branch location is expected to open in Sonora, in mid-December.

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)   3rd Quarter     2nd Quarter     1st Quarter     4th Quarter     3rd Quarter  
Selected Quarterly Operating Data:   2015     2015     2015     2014     2014  
                                         
  Net interest income   $ 6,354     $ 6,200     $ 6,201     $ 6,621     $ 6,389  
  (Recovery of) provision for loan losses     -       -       (125 )     -       -  
  Non-interest income     965       1,156       1,027       1,086       940  
  Non-interest expense     5,299       5,193       5,099       5,252       5,112  
  Net income before income taxes     2,020       2,163       2,254       2,455       2,217  
  Provision for income taxes     638       653       728       813       682  
  Net income   $ 1,382     $ 1,510     $ 1,526     $ 1,642     $ 1,535  
                                           
  Earnings per common share - basic   $ 0.17     $ 0.19     $ 0.19     $ 0.21     $ 0.19  
  Earnings per common share - diluted   $ 0.17     $ 0.19     $ 0.19     $ 0.20     $ 0.19  
  Dividends paid per common share   $ 0.11     $ -     $ 0.10     $ -     $ 0.065  
  Return on average common equity     7.17 %     7.94 %     8.22 %     8.80 %     8.44 %
  Return on average assets     0.70 %     0.81 %     0.82 %     0.91 %     0.88 %
  Net interest margin (1)     3.61 %     3.70 %     3.74 %     4.19 %     4.13 %
  Efficiency ratio (2)     67.14 %     68.38 %     68.75 %     67.01 %     66.76 %
                                         
Capital - Period End                                        
  Book value per common share   $ 9.55     $ 9.43     $ 9.39     $ 9.29     $ 9.01  
                                         
Credit Quality - Period End                                        
  Nonperforming assets/ total assets     0.65 %     0.68 %     0.70 %     0.74 %     0.61 %
  Loan loss reserve/ gross loans     1.55 %     1.59 %     1.63 %     1.66 %     1.73 %
                                         
Period End Balance Sheet                                        
($ in thousands)                                        
  Total assets   $ 793,723     $ 764,008     $ 753,552     $ 749,665     $ 706,821  
  Gross loans     477,327       463,463       453,165       454,471       435,776  
  Nonperforming assets     5,123       5,197       5,246       5,584       4,333  
  Allowance for loan losses     7,389       7,390       7,409       7,534       7,541  
  Deposits     712,577       683,937       672,991       669,581       630,178  
  Common equity     77,147       76,165       75,816       75,041       72,793  
                                         
Non-Financial Data                                        
  Full-time equivalent staff     150       152       148       148       145  
  Number of banking offices     15       15       15       15       14  
                                         
Common Shares outstanding                                        
  Period end     8,078,155       8,072,655       8,075,355       8,074,855       8,074,855  
  Period average - basic     7,994,857       7,992,296       7,972,225       7,960,108       7,959,316  
  Period average - diluted     8,040,577       8,036,691       8,024,756       8,015,511       8,011,125  
                                         
Market Ratios                                        
  Stock Price   $ 9.46     $ 9.86     $ 9.86     $ 10.16     $ 10.03  
  Price/Earnings     13.79       13.01       12.70       12.41       13.11  
  Price/Book     0.99       1.05       1.05       1.09       1.11  
                                         
                   
                   
    NINE MONTHS ENDED        
    SEPTEMBER 30,        
    2015     2014        
  Net interest income   $ 18,755     $ 18,668        
  (Recovery of) provision for loan losses     (125 )     (1,877 )      
  Non-interest income     3,148       2,677        
  Non-interest expense     15,591       14,982        
  Net income before income taxes     6,437       8,240        
  Provision for income taxes     2,019       2,760        
  Net income   $ 4,418     $ 5,480        
                         
  Earnings per common share - basic   $ 0.55     $ 0.69        
  Earnings per common share - diluted   $ 0.55     $ 0.69        
  Dividends paid per common share   $ 0.21     $ 0.17        
  Return on average common equity     7.77 %     10.53 %      
  Return on average assets     0.77 %     1.07 %      
  Net interest margin (1)     3.68 %     4.08 %      
  Efficiency ratio (2)     68.08 %     67.52 %      
                       
Capital - Period End                      
  Book value per common share   $ 9.55     $ 9.01        
                       
Credit Quality - Period End                      
  Nonperforming assets/ total assets     0.65 %     0.61 %      
  Loan loss reserve/ gross loans     1.55 %     1.73 %      
                       
Period End Balance Sheet                      
($ in thousands)                      
  Total assets   $ 793,723     $ 706,821        
  Gross loans     477,327       435,776        
  Nonperforming assets     5,123       4,333        
  Allowance for loan losses     7,389       7,541        
  Deposits     712,577       630,178        
  Common equity     77,147       72,793        
                       
Non-Financial Data                      
  Full-time equivalent staff     150       145        
  Number of banking offices     15       14        
                       
Common Shares outstanding                      
  Period end     8,078,155       8,074,855        
  Period average - basic     7,986,542       7,930,620        
  Period average - diluted     8,034,066       7,985,054        
                       
Market Ratios                      
  Stock Price   $ 9.46     $ 10.03        
  Price/Earnings     12.79       10.86        
  Price/Book     0.99       1.11        
                         
(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