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Security Bancorp, Inc. Announces First Quarter Earnings

MCMINNVILLE, Tenn., May 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Security Bancorp, Inc. (OTCBB:SCYT) ("Company") today announced consolidated earnings for the first quarter of its fiscal year ended December 31, 2015. The Company is the holding company for Security Federal Savings Bank of McMinnville, Tennessee ("Bank").

Net income for the three months ended March 31, 2015 was $360,000, or $0.93 per share, compared to $293,000, or $0.76 per share, for the same quarter last year.

For the three months ended March 31, 2015, net interest income increased by $71,000, or 5.5%, to $1.4 million from $1.3 million for the same period the previous year. Total interest income increased by $56,000, or 3.8%, during the three months ended March 31, 2015, but remained at $1.5 million, unchanged from the comparable period in 2014. The increase in total interest income for the three months ended March 31, 2015 was primarily attributable an increase in income from investment securities. Total interest expense decreased $15,000, or 7.2%, to $193,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2015 from $208,000 for the same period in 2014. The decrease in interest expense was due to the repricing of maturing deposits. Net interest income after provision for loan losses for the three months ended March 31, 2015 increased by $67,000, or 5.6%, to $1.3 million from $1.2 million the same period the previous year.

Non-interest income for the three months ended March 31, 2015 was $498,000 compared to $515,000 for the same quarter of 2014, a decrease of $17,000, or 3.3%. The decrease was attributable to a decline in service charges and fees on customer deposits and trust service fees.

Non-interest expense for the three months ended March 31, 2015 decreased $6,000, or 0.48%, but remained at $1.2 million, relatively unchanged from the comparable period in 2014.

Consolidated assets of the Company increased $8.4 million, or 4.8%, to $184.0 million at March 31, 2015 from $175.6 million at December 31, 2014. Loans receivable, net, decreased $532,000, or 0.42%, to $127.3 million at March 31, 2015 from $127.8 million at December 31, 2014. The increase in consolidated assets was primarily attributable to an increase in customer deposits which led to an increase in investment securities.

The provision for loan losses was $97,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2015, an increase of $4,000, or 4.3%, from $93,000 for the same quarter last year.

Non-performing assets increased $366,000, or 32.3%, to $1.5 million at March 31, 2015 from $1.1 million at December 31, 2014. The increase is attributable to an increase in non-performing loans. Based on its analysis of delinquent loans, non-performing loans and classified loans, management believes that the Company's allowance for loan losses of $1.1 million at March 31, 2015 is adequate to absorb known and inherent risks in the loan portfolio at that date. At March 31, 2015 the allowance for loan losses to non-performing assets was 73.1% compared to 96.9% at December 31, 2014.

Investments and mortgage-backed securities available-for-sale increased $7.2 million, or 31.5%, to $30.1 million at March 31, 2015 from $22.9 million at December 31, 2014. The increase is a result of the purchase of securities.

Deposits increased $7.3 million, or 4.9%, to $156.6 million at March 31, 2015 from $149.3 million at December 31, 2014. The increase was primarily attributable to an increase in non-interest bearing demand deposits and money market accounts.

Stockholders' equity at March 31, 2015 was $18.1 million, or 9.9% of total assets, compared to $17.8 million, or 10.1% of total assets at December 31, 2014.

Safe-Harbor Statement

Certain matters in this News Release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may relate to, among others, expectations of the business environment in which the Company operates and projections of future performance. These forward-looking statements are based upon current management expectations, and may, therefore, involve risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results, performance, or achievements may differ materially from those suggested, expressed, or implied by forward-looking statements as a result of a wide range of factors including, but not limited to, the general business environment, interest rates, competitive conditions, regulatory changes, and other risks.

SECURITY BANCORP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
(unaudited) (dollars in thousands)
Three months ended
OPERATING DATA March 31,
2015 2014
Interest income $1,546 $1,490
Interest expense 193 208
Net interest income 1,353 1,282
Provision for loan losses 97 93
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 1,256 1,189
Non-interest income 498 515
Non-interest expense 1,237 1,243
Income before income tax expense 517 461
Income tax expense 157 168
Net income $360 $293
Net Income per share (basic) $0.93 $0.76
FINANCIAL CONDITION DATA At March 31, 2015 At December 31, 2014
Total assets $184,031 $175,590
Investments and mortgage backed securities - available for sale 30,149 22,926
Loans receivable, net 127,300 127,832
Deposits 156,587 149,302
Repurchase agreements 7,720 7,175
Stockholders' equity 18,138 17,755
Non-performing assets 1,498 1,132
Non-performing assets to total assets 0.81% 0.64%
Allowance for loan losses 1,095 1,097
Allowance for loan losses to total loans receivable 0.85% 0.85%
Allowance for loan losses to non-performing assets 73.09% 96.90%

CONTACT: Joe Pugh President & Chief Executive Officer (931) 473-4483Source:Security Bancorp, Inc.