GREENSBORO, N.C., Jan. 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carolina Bank Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:CLBH) today reported 2013 results with highlights as follows:
2013 and 4th Quarter Financial Highlights
- Carolina Bank, the subsidiary of Carolina Bank Holdings, Inc., continued to maintain 'Well Capitalized' status, the highest regulatory capital measure. Capital ratios at December 31, 2013 for Carolina Bank were 8.86% for Tier 1 leverage, 11.19% for Tier 1 risk-based, and 13.85% for total risk-based.
- $5 million of the $16 million in outstanding preferred stock was repurchased in August 2013 which should be $0.12 accretive to diluted earnings per common share in 2014 based on current interest rates.
- Average non-interest bearing demand deposits increased 32.5% in 2013 from 2012. Average non-interest bearing demand deposits increased 35.1% in the fourth quarter of 2013 from the fourth quarter of 2012.
- Loans held for investment increased $13.4 million during the fourth quarter to $444.1 million at December 31, 2013.
- In response to a decline in mortgage banking activity and income, the number of full-time equivalent employees was reduced to 191 at December 31, 2013 from 208 at December 31, 2012.
- Net income for 2013 was the second highest in our history at $4,010,000 compared to a record $7,502,000 in 2012.
- Diluted net income per common share decreased to $0.85 in 2013 from $1.85 in 2012. Diluted net income (loss) per common share was $(0.12) and $0.55 for the fourth quarters of 2013 and 2012, respectively.
- Net income available to common stockholders was $2,928,000 in 2013 compared to $6,276,000 in 2012. Net income (loss) available (allocable) to common stockholders was $(425,000) and $1,884,000 for the fourth quarters of 2013 and 2012, respectively.
- The net interest margin, computed on a fully taxable basis, was 3.59% in 2013 compared to 3.89% in 2012.
- Our Winston–Salem office was relocated to Stratford Road, the most desirable shopping area, in December 2013.
"We continued our goal of building shareholder value in the fourth quarter by strengthening our relationships with customers as evidenced by an increase in average non-interest bearing demand deposits of 32.5% and by increasing our loans held for investment, primarily commercial loans, for the past two quarters in a row. We are focusing on continuing our growth in both of these important areas in the coming months to improve our net interest margin," said President and Chief Executive Officer Robert T. Braswell.
"As a result of the increase in mortgage interest rates and a decline in mortgage banking revenue of $5,489,000 during 2013, we have made a number of adjustments to continue a profitable mortgage banking operation. We eliminated 20 administrative positions which reduced annual compensation by approximately $750,000. We also opened loan production offices in Chapel Hill and Sanford during 2013 and employed an additional account executive in a major market. We continue to monitor the mortgage environment for opportunities to improve our profitability."
"We are disappointed to report a net loss in the fourth quarter of 2013 which primarily resulted from estimated loan losses of approximately $1.5 million on one loan relationship. We do not believe this loss is indicative of our high standards and strong credit culture," said Braswell. "Despite this one unexpected setback, classified and non-performing assets continue to decline, demonstrating an improvement in our overall credit quality."
About the Company
Carolina Bank, the banking subsidiary of Carolina Bank Holdings, Inc. began banking operations on November 25, 1996. The parent company is a North Carolina corporation organized in 2000. The bank is engaged in lending and deposit gathering activities in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina, with operations in four counties: Guilford, Alamance, Forsyth and Randolph. The bank has eight full-service banking locations, four in Greensboro, one in Asheboro, one in High Point, one in Burlington, and one in Winston-Salem. Residential mortgage loan production offices are located in Burlington, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, and Sanford in addition to a wholesale residential mortgage operation in Greensboro. The Company's stock is listed on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol CLBH. Further information is available on the Company's web site: www.carolinabank.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events. These statements are only predictions and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual events or results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include risks of managing our growth, substantial changes in financial markets, regulatory changes, changes in interest rates, loss of deposits and loan demand to other financial institutions, and changes in real estate values and the real estate market. Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual results to be materially different from those in the forward-looking statements is contained in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Carolina Bank Holdings, Inc. undertakes no obligation to update or clarify forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
|Carolina Bank Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiary|
|Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|(in thousands, except share data)|
|Cash and due from banks||$ 6,037||$ 7,913|
|Interest-bearing deposits with banks||69,977||7,186|
|Securities available-for-sale, at fair value||62,016||42,036|
|Loans held for sale||28,382||131,762|
|Less allowance for loan losses||(7,663)||(9,944)|
|Premises and equipment, net||18,261||17,732|
|Other real estate owned||2,329||5,940|
|Bank-owned life insurance||11,129||10,765|
|Total assets||$ 661,807||$ 691,868|
|Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity|
|Non-interest bearing demand||$ 84,911||$ 73,032|
|NOW, money market and savings||342,970||343,740|
|Advances from the Federal Home Loan Bank||2,885||15,982|
|Securities sold under agreements to repurchase||3,032||1,950|
|Other liabilities and accrued expenses||7,579||9,586|
|Preferred stock, no par value, authorized 1,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding 10,994 shares in 2013 and 16,000 in 2012||10,994||15,573|
|Common stock, $1 par value; authorized 20,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding 3,428,776 in 2013 and 3,387,045 in 2012||3,429||3,387|
|Common stock warrants||--||1,841|
|Additional paid-in capital||16,226||15,906|
|Stock in directors' rabbi trust||(1,347)||(1,050)|
|Directors' deferred fees obligation||1,347||1,050|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income||619||1,747|
|Total stockholders' equity||49,604||53,862|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$ 661,807||$ 691,868|
|Carolina Bank Holdings, Inc. and Subsidiary|
|Consolidated Statements of Income (unaudited)|
|Three Months||Years Ended|
|Ended December 31,||December 31,|
|(in thousands, except per share data)|
|Loans||$ 5,628||$ 7,072||$ 24,128||$ 27,703|
|Investment securities, taxable||390||273||1,221||1,195|
|Investment securities, non taxable||130||106||480||402|
|Interest from deposits in banks||66||25||242||93|
|Total interest income||6,214||7,476||26,071||29,393|
|NOW, money market and savings||243||345||1,099||1,835|
|Other borrowed funds||168||204||722||802|
|Total interest expense||854||1,125||3,756||5,206|
|Net interest income||5,360||6,351||22,315||24,187|
|Provision for loan losses||2,350||300||3,450||2,360|
|Net interest income after provision for loan losses||3,010||6,051||18,865||21,827|
|Mortgage banking income||2,527||5,207||12,421||17,910|
|Gain on sale of investment securities||--||37||272||37|
|Total non-interest income||2,909||5,655||14,334||19,650|
|Salaries and benefits||3,792||5,023||17,153||18,085|
|Occupancy and equipment||708||664||2,944||2,693|
|Foreclosed property expense||5||578||967||2,663|
|Outside data processing||275||246||918||887|
|Advertising and promotion||177||251||830||797|
|Stationery, printing and supplies||171||176||649||640|
|Total non-interest expense||6,475||8,323||27,620||30,243|
|Income (loss) before income taxes||(556)||3,383||5,579||11,234|
|Income tax expense (benefit)||(355)||1,196||1,569||3,732|
|Net income (loss)||(201)||2,187||4,010||7,502|
|Dividends and accretion on preferred stock||224||303||1,082||1,226|
|Net income (loss) available (allocable) to common stockholders||$ (425)||$ 1,884||$ 2,928||$ 6,276|
|Net income (loss) per common share|
|Basic||$ (0.12)||$ 0.56||$ 0.86||$ 1.85|
|Diluted||$ (0.12)||$ 0.55||$ 0.85||$ 1.85|
|Carolina Bank Holdings, Inc.|
|Consolidated Financial Highlights|
|Fourth Quarter 2013|
|4th Qtr||3rd Qtr||2nd Qtr||1st Qtr||4th Qtr|
|($ in thousands except for share data)||2013||2013||2013||2013||2012||2013||2012|
|Net interest income||$ 5,360||5,302||5,590||6,063||6,351||22,315||24,187|
|Provision for loan loss||$ 2,350||600||100||400||300||3,450||2,360|
|NonInterest income||$ 2,909||2,905||4,206||4,314||5,655||14,334||19,650|
|NonInterest expense||$ 6,475||6,229||7,534||7,382||8,323||27,620||30,243|
|Net income (loss)||$ (201)||1,023||1,470||1,718||2,187||4,010||7,502|
|Net income (loss) available to common stockholders||$ (425)||776||1,164||1,413||1,884||2,928||6,276|
|Basic earnings (loss) per share||$ (0.12)||0.23||0.34||0.42||0.56||0.86||1.85|
|Diluted earnings (loss) per share||$ (0.12)||0.23||0.34||0.42||0.55||0.85||1.85|
|Average common shares outstanding||3,428,776||3,423,961||3,403,347||3,387,813||3,387,045||3,410,974||3,387,045|
|Average diluted common shares outstanding||3,437,015||3,435,335||3,423,373||3,411,335||3,420,396||3,426,764||3,395,383|
|Return on average assets **||-0.25%||0.46%||0.70%||0.84%||1.11%||0.44%||0.93%|
|Return on average common equity **||-4.29%||7.93%||12.04%||14.68%||19.99%||7.52%||18.05%|
|Net interest margin (fully-tax equivalent) *||3.46%||3.46%||3.65%||3.94%||4.01%||3.59%||3.89%|
|# full-time equivalent employees - period end||191||203||215||215||208||191||208|
|Equity to period-end assets||7.50%||7.54%||8.09%||8.21%||7.79%||7.50%||7.79%|
|Common tangible equity to assets||5.83%||5.91%||5.74%||5.89%||5.53%||5.83%||5.53%|
|Tier 1 leverage capital ratio - Bank||8.86%||8.81%||9.39%||9.34%||9.23%||8.86%||9.23%|
|Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio - Bank||11.19%||11.67%||12.68%||12.23%||11.27%||11.19%||11.27%|
|Total risk-based capital ratio - Bank||13.85%||14.76%||15.81%||15.28%||14.18%||13.85%||14.18%|
|Book value per common share||$ 11.26||11.51||11.23||11.72||11.30||11.26||11.30|
|Net charge-offs||$ 2,388||3,030||208||105||1,080||5,731||4,209|
|Net charge-offs to average loans *||2.21%||2.85%||0.20%||0.09%||0.95%||1.33%||0.90%|
|Allowance for loan losses||$ 7,663||7,701||10,131||10,239||9,944||7,663||9,944|
|Allowance for loan losses to loans held invst.||1.73%||1.79%||2.42%||2.37%||2.15%||1.73%||2.15%|
|Nonperforming loans||$ 16,731||19,606||16,501||10,806||13,067||16,731||13,067|
|Performing restructured loans||$ 10,381||10,933||14,151||14,391||13,822||10,381||13,822|
|Other real estate owned||$ 2,329||3,446||4,031||7,555||5,940||2,329||5,940|
|Nonperforming loans to loans held for investment||3.77%||4.55%||3.95%||2.50%||2.83%||3.77%||2.83%|
|Nonperforming assets to total assets||2.88%||3.45%||3.07%||2.72%||2.75%||2.88%||2.75%|
|END OF PERIOD BALANCES|
|Total assets||$ 661,807||667,833||669,489||674,764||691,868||661,807||691,868|
|Total loans held for investment||$ 444,087||430,736||418,158||431,754||461,728||444,087||461,728|
|Total deposits||$ 579,097||584,494||581,404||585,954||590,925||579,097||590,925|
|Stockholders' equity||$ 49,604||50,383||54,192||55,389||53,862||49,604||53,862|
|Total assets||$ 664,516||671,632||671,745||678,373||675,573||671,529||671,376|
|Total earning assets||$ 622,481||629,994||627,855||629,687||635,170||627,491||626,735|
|Total loans held for investment||$ 431,602||425,271||423,587||449,704||456,738||432,471||465,478|
|Total non interest-bearing demand deposits||$ 87,987||85,972||78,299||76,952||65,142||82,343||62,155|
|Common stockholders' equity||$ 39,339||38,803||38,764||39,044||37,487||38,927||34,761|
|* annualized for all periods presented|
|**return on average assets and on average common equity are computed using net income available to common stockholders|
CONTACT: FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT: Carolina Bank Holdings, Inc. T. Allen Liles, EVP and CFO Telephone: 336-286-8746 Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgSource:Carolina Bank Holdings, Inc.