SOURCE: Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania

Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania

August 14, 2009 16:28 ET

Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania, Inc. Announces Financial Results for Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2009

NARBERTH, PA--(Marketwire - August 14, 2009) - Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania, Inc. (NASDAQ: RBPAA) today announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009.

The net loss attributable to Royal Bancshares ("Royal") was $12.1 million for the quarter, or 95 cents loss per common share, compared to net income of $152,000, or one cent per common share, in the quarter ended June 30, 2008. Second quarter results included a $7 million provision for loan and lease losses and $5.1 million of net non-cash impairment losses on investment securities. In addition, an industry-wide FDIC insurance special assessment charge of approximately $600 thousand to replenish the FDIC Insurance Fund negatively impacted earnings per share by approximately five cents per share.

For the six months ended June 30, 2009, net loss attributable to Royal Bancshares was $18.8 million, or $1.47 per common share, compared to net income of $1.2 million, or 9 cents per share, in the first six months of 2008. The results for the first half of 2009 included a $9.8 million provision for loan and lease losses; $9.3 million of non-cash impairment losses on investment securities; as well as the previously mentioned FDIC insurance special assessment charge of approximately $600 thousand.

Robert Tabas, Chairman and CEO, said, "Second quarter results were disappointing, as economic conditions and the overall recessionary credit environment continued to negatively impact Royal's earnings. However, as we continue to work through challenges associated with our legacy real estate loans, we are optimistic about the new business development environment. During the second quarter, we continued to forge new relationships with retail and commercial banking customers and posted strong deposit growth at our branches and small business loan growth through our SpurTheEconomy.com initiative."

Mr. Tabas continued, "We are pleased that our capital ratios for Royal Bancshares and its banking subsidiaries exceed the regulatory definitions for a well-capitalized bank at June 30, 2009. This reflects the underlying strength of our balance sheet, despite the significant challenges we have faced."

Royal's board of directors has determined to suspend the regular quarterly cash dividends on the Series A Preferred Stock of $30.4 million issued to the United States Department of the Treasury as part of the Capital Purchase Program. The Company's board of directors took this action in consultation with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia as required by recent regulatory policy guidance. The board of directors also intends to suspend interest payments on its $25.8 million of outstanding trust preferred securities. Royal currently has sufficient capital and liquidity to pay the scheduled dividends on its preferred stock and interest payments on its trust preferred securities, but is taking these actions to support its capital position in light of current economic conditions.

The following is an overview of key financial metrics for the quarter:

--  Total assets were $1.3 billion at June 30, 2009, an increase of 12.3%
    from $1.2 billion at December 31, 2008.
    
--  Second quarter 2009 deposit levels were $876.7 million, up $116.6
    million or 15.3% from $760.1 million at December 31, 2008 and up $64.6
    million or 8% from $812.1 million at March 31, 2009.
    
--  Net loans and leases at quarter end were $687.8 million, up 2.4% or
    $16 million compared to $671.8 million at December 31, 2008 and up $7.7
    million or 1.1% from $680.1 million at March 31, 2009.
    
--  Net interest income was $6.9 million in the second quarter of 2009,
    compared to $9.3 million for the same period in 2008.  Net interest income
    was $14 million for the six months ended June 30, 2009, compared to $19.1
    million for the same period in 2008.
    
--  Net interest margin in the second quarter was 2.30%, down 124 basis
    points from the comparable 2008 quarter of 3.54%.  Net interest margin for
    the six month period was 2.40%, down 114 basis points from 3.54% in the
    comparable period of 2008.   The decline for the quarter and the six month
    period was driven by an increase in non performing loans, a reduction in
    the prime rate by the Federal Reserve, and a reduction in the yield on
    investment securities, as well as a strategic decision on the part of
    management to maintain a larger position in cash and cash equivalents.
    Partially offsetting these declines was a slight reduction in the cost of
    interest bearing liabilities.
    
--  Non-accrual and impaired loans were $85.6 million at June 30, 2009,
    compared to $85.8 million at December 31, 2008, a slight decrease of
    $227,000.  The decline was the result of loans becoming current and placed
    back on accrual, loan payoffs, transfers to other real estate owned, and
    charge-offs, net of additions. Royal has no troubled debt restructured
    loans or loans past due 90 days or more on which it has continued to accrue
    interest during the quarter.
    
--  Capital levels at June 30, 2009 exceed the regulatory minimum
    requirements for "well capitalized" at both the subsidiary and holding
    company level:
    

                                        As of June 30, 2009
                         --------------------------------------------------
                                                             To be well
                                                             capitalized
                                            For capital      under prompt
                                              adequacy       corrective
                             Actual           purposes     action provision
                         ---------------- ---------------- ----------------
(Dollars in thousands)    Amount   Ratio   Amount   Ratio   Amount   Ratio
                         --------- -----  --------- -----  --------- -----

Total capital (to
 risk-weighted assets)
  Company (consolidated) $ 154,878 14.71% $  84,216  8.00%       N/A   N/A
  Royal Bank               116,583 12.21%    76,404  8.00% $  95,505 10.00%
  Royal Asian               14,465 16.34%     7,083  8.00%     8,853 10.00%

Tier I capital (to
 risk-weighted assets)
  Company (consolidated) $ 141,531 13.44% $  42,108  4.00%       N/A   N/A
  Royal Bank               104,469 10.94%    38,202  4.00% $  57,303  6.00%
  Royal Asian               13,354 15.08%     3,541  4.00%     5,312  6.00%

Tier I Capital (to
 average assets,
 leverage)
  Company (consolidated) $ 141,531 10.88% $  39,017  3.00%       N/A   N/A
  Royal Bank               104,469  8.81%    35,554  3.00% $  59,257  5.00%
  Royal Asian               13,354 11.38%     3,520  3.00%     5,867  5.00%

Robert Tabas concluded, "The small business niche has proven to be fruitful for our business development efforts, and our loan growth this quarter reflects our continued success in repositioning our lending focus. Our deposit growth reflects customers underlying satisfaction with our customer service, convenience, and stability. We are building a foundation for future growth and believe we are making solid progress."

About Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania, Inc.

Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania, Inc., headquartered in Narberth, Pennsylvania, is a two-bank holding company operating the Royal Bank America and Royal Asian Bank brands throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. Royal Bank America has played a lead role in the growth and development of our area for the past 40+ years. Royal Asian Bank enjoys a distinctive niche serving the financing and banking needs of the growing Asian-American population. More information on Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania, our banks and subsidiaries is available at www.royalbankamerica.com.

Forward Looking Statements

The foregoing material may contain forward-looking statements. We caution that such statements may be subject to a number of uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially; therefore, readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania, Inc. does not undertake, and specifically disclaims, any obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions that may be made to any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements. For a discussion of the factors that could cause actual results to differ from the results discussed in any such forward-looking statements, see the filings made by Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania, Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report - Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008.

ROYAL BANCSHARES OF PENNSYLVANIA, INC.
CONDENSED INCOME STATEMENT

                                Three Months             Six Months
(in thousands, except for      Ended June 30th         Ended June 30th
 earnings per share)           2009        2008        2009        2008
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
                            (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)

Interest Income             $   16,570  $   17,702  $   32,924  $   37,774
Interest Expense                 9,681       8,452      18,966      18,625
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
Net Interest Income              6,889       9,250      13,958      19,149
Provision for Loan Losses        6,956       4,531       9,753       7,812
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
Net Interest (Loss) Income
 after Provision                   (67)      4,719       4,205      11,337
Non Interest (Loss)/Income      (3,404)      2,452      (6,988)      3,744
Non Interest Expense             8,319       7,041      15,544      13,645
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
(Loss)/Income before Taxes     (11,790)        130     (18,327)      1,436
Income Tax Expense
 (Benefit)                           0        (185)          0         (69)
                            ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
Net (Loss)/Income              (11,790)        315     (18,327)      1,505
Less Net Income
 attributable to
 noncontrolling interest           264         163         480         310
Net (Loss)/Income
 attributable to Royal
 Bancshares                 ($  12,054) $      152  ($  18,807) $    1,195
                            ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========
(Loss) Earnings per share -
 basic                      ($    0.95) $     0.01  ($    1.47) $     0.09
                            ==========  ==========  ==========  ==========
SELECTED RATIOS:
Return on Average Assets          -3.9%        0.1%       -6.2%        0.2%
Return on Average Equity         -45.5%        0.4%      -75.3%        1.7%
Average Equity to Assets           8.5%       12.3%        8.3%       12.1%
Book Value Per Share        $     5.74  $    10.35  $     5.74  $    10.35

CONDENSED BALANCE SHEET


(in thousands)                                June 30, 2009  Dec. 31, 2008
                                               (unaudited)    (unaudited)

Cash and Cash Equivalents                     $       54,208 $       14,259
Investment Securities                                425,497        361,254
Loans & Leases (net)                                 690,264        672,081
Premises and Equipment (net)                          25,531         25,853
Accrued Interest receivable                           13,455         13,580
Other Assets                                         111,690         88,559
                                              -------------- --------------
          Total Assets                        $    1,320,645 $    1,175,586
                                              -------------- --------------

Deposits                                             876,689        760,068
Borrowings                                           283,935        288,031
Other Liabilities                                     25,423         20,128
Subordinated debentures                               25,774         25,774
Royal Bancshares Shareholders' Equity                106,446         79,687
Noncontrolling Interest                                2,378          1,898
                                              -------------- --------------
        Total Equity                                 108,824         81,585
                                              -------------- --------------
        Total Liabilities and Equity          $    1,320,645 $    1,175,586
                                              -------------- --------------

  The above condensed financial information includes consolidation of
  Equity Real Estate Investments, owned by Royal Bancshares of
  Pennsylvania, Inc., which are required as a result of FIN 46(R)
  "Variable Interest Entities."

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
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    Office: 610-228-2100
    Cell: 610-299-6700

    Company Contact:
    Marc Sanders
    Director of Marketing
    Royal Bank America
    Office: 610-668-4700
    Cell: 484-802-1944