SMITHFIELD, N.C., July 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KS Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company") (OTCBB:KSBI), parent company of KS Bank, Inc. (the "Bank"), announced unaudited net income available to common shareholders of $327,000, or $.25 per diluted share, for the three months ended June 30, 2015, compared to a net income available to common shareholders of $158,000, or $.12 per diluted share, for the three months ended June 30, 2014. This represents an increase in net income of 107.0% in the second quarter of 2015, as compared to the second quarter of 2014.
For the six months ended June 30, 2015, net income available to common shareholders totaled $649,000, an increase in $390,000, or 150.6% from the $259,000 for the same period ended June 30, 2014. Net income per common share increased from $0.20 at June 30, 2014 to $.50 at June 30, 2015.
Net interest income for the three months ended June 30, 2015 was $2.6 million, compared to $2.5 million for the same period in 2014. Non-interest income for the period ended June 30, 2015 was $486,000, compared to $468,000 for the same period ended June 30, 2014. Non-interest expense for the three months ended June 30, 2015 and June 30, 2014 was $2.6 million.
For the six months ended June 30, 2015, net interest income was $5.2 million, compared to net interest income of $4.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014. Non-interest income was $930,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2015, compared to $940,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2014. Non-interest expenses remain constant at $5.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and June 30, 2014.
The Company's unaudited consolidated total assets increased $5.2 million to $323.7 million at June 30, 2015, compared to $318.5 million at December 31, 2014. Net loan balances increased $4.2 million with a balance of $225.6 million at June 30, 2015, compared to $221.4 million at December 31, 2014. The Company's investment securities decreased $1.7 million to $71.2 million at June 30, 2015, compared to $72.9 million at December 31, 2014. Total deposits have increased $5.6 million to $254.5 million at June 30, 2015, compared to $248.9 million at December 31, 2014. Total stockholders' equity increased $405,000 from $21.8 million at December 31, 2014, to $22.2 million at June 30, 2015.
Nonperforming assets, which includes nonaccrual loans and OREO, decreased $2.7 million from $6.4 million at December 31, 2014 to $3.7 million at June 30, 2015. The nonperforming assets consist of $810,000 in OREO and $2.9 million in nonaccrual loans. For the six months ended June 30, 2015, there was no expense to the provision for loan losses. The allowance for loan losses at June 30, 2015 totaled $3.5 million, or 1.53% of all outstanding loans.
KS Bank continues to be well-capitalized according to regulatory standards with total risk based capital of 15.67%, tier 1 risk- based capital of 14.42%, common equity tier 1 risked based capital of 14.42%, and a tier 1 leverage ratio of 9.85% at June 30, 2015. The minimum levels to be considered well capitalized for each of these ratios are 10.0%, 8.0%, 6.5%, and 5.0%, respectively.
Commenting on the second quarter of 2015 results, Mr. Keen, President and CEO, stated, "KS Bank continues to build a conservative balance sheet with increasing profits as compared to recent quarters. Loan and deposit growth continues in spite of the challenges of an extremely low interest rate environment and no relief from regulations passed down from Washington."
KS Bancorp, Inc. is a Smithfield, North Carolina-based single bank holding company. KS Bank, Inc., a state-chartered savings bank, is KS Bancorp's sole subsidiary. The Bank is a full service community bank serving the citizens of eastern North Carolina since 1924. The Bank offers a broad range of personal and business banking products and services, mortgage products and wealth management advisory services. There are nine full service branches located in Kenly, Selma, Clayton, Garner, Goldsboro, Wilson, Wendell, Smithfield, and Four Oaks, North Carolina plus a mortgage servicing location in Greenville, NC. For more information, visit www.ksbankinc.com.
This release contains certain forward-looking statements with respect to the financial condition, results of operations and business of the Company. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on the beliefs and assumptions of management of the Company and on the information available to management at the time that these disclosures were prepared. These statements can be identified by the use of words like "expect," "anticipate," "estimate" and "believe," variations of these words and other similar expressions. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
|KS Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiary|
|Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition|
| June 30, 2015 |
| December 31, |
|(Dollars in thousands)|
|Cash and due from banks:|
|Interest-earning||$ 7,735||$ 4,188|
|Investment securities available for sale, at fair value||71,186||72,944|
|Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost||1,771||1,785|
|Presold mortgages in process of settlement||365||--|
|Less allowance for loan losses||(3,509)||(3,511)|
|Accrued interest receivable||1,012||994|
|Foreclosed real estate and repossessions, net||810||2,121|
|Property and equipment, net||8,118||8,161|
|Total assets||$ 323,719||$ 318,451|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Deposits||$ 254,526||$ 248,915|
|Accrued interest payable||261||339|
|Accrued expenses and other liabilities||2,929||2,344|
|Common stock, no par value, authorized 20,000,000 shares; 1,309,501 shares issued and outstanding in 2015 and 2014||1,607||1,607|
|Retained earnings, substantially restricted||20,741||20,171|
|Accumulated other comprehensive (loss)||(175)||(10)|
|Total stockholders' equity||22,173||21,768|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$ 323,719||$ 318,451|
|* Derived from audited financial statements|
|KS Bancorp, Inc and Subsidiary|
|Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)|
| Three Months Ended |
| Six Months Ended |
|(In thousands, except per share data)|
|Interest and dividend income:|
|Loans||$ 2,846||$ 2,653||$ 5,662||$ 5,225|
|Total interest and dividend income||3,265||3,093||6,502||6,127|
|Total interest expense||669||627||1,343||1,274|
|Net interest income||2,596||2,466||5,159||4,853|
|Provision for loan losses||--||--||--||--|
|Net interest income after provision for loan losses||2,596||2,466||5,159||4,853|
|Service charges on deposit accounts||306||312||607||613|
|Fees from presold mortgages||74||47||93||92|
|Gain on sale of investments||--||9||--||40|
|Total noninterest income||486||468||930||940|
|Compensation and benefits||1,591||1,517||3,127||3,030|
|Occupancy and equipment||74||80||337||342|
|Data processing & outside service fees||406||399||637||627|
|Net foreclosed real estate||1||51||26||154|
|Total noninterest expenses||2,619||2,617||5,169||5,277|
|Income before income taxes||463||317||920||516|
|Dividends on preferred stock||--||(55)||--||(109)|
|Accretion of discount on preferred stock, net||--||(11)||--||(23)|
|Income available to common stockholders||$ 327||$ 158||$ 649||$ 259|
|Basic and Diluted earnings per share||$ 0.25||$ 0.12||$ 0.50||$ 0.20|
CONTACT: Harold T. Keen President and Chief Executive Officer (919) 938-3101 Regina J Smith Chief Financial Officer (919) 938-3101