SMITHFIELD, N.C., Jan. 29, 2016 (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 $417,000, or $.32 per diluted share, for the three months ended December 31, 2015, compared to a net income available to common shareholders of $404,000, or $.31 per diluted share, for the three months ended December 31, 2014.
Net interest income for the three months ended December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014 was $2.7 million. Non-interest income for the period ended December 31, 2015 was $615,000, compared to $534,000 for the same period ended December 31, 2014. Non-interest expense for the three months ended December 31, 2015 was $2.5 million compared to $2.6 million for the same period ended December 31, 2014.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2015, net interest income was $10.5 million, compared to net interest income of $10.1 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2014. Non-interest income was $2.1 million and $2.0 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014, respectively. Non-interest expenses remain constant at $10.3 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 and December 31, 2014.
The Company’s unaudited consolidated total assets increased $18.9 million to $337.4 million at December 31, 2015, compared to $318.5 million at December 31, 2014. Net loan balances increased $26.2 million with a balance of $247.6 million at December 31, 2015, compared to $221.4 million at December 31, 2014. The Company’s investment securities decreased $5.3 million to $67.6 million at December 31, 2015, compared to $72.9 million at December 31, 2014. Total deposits have increased $8.6 million to $257.5 million at December 31, 2015, compared to $248.9 million at December 31, 2014. Total stockholders’ equity increased $1.1 million from $21.8 million at December 31, 2014, to $22.9 million at December 31, 2015.
Nonperforming assets, which includes nonaccrual loans and other real estate owned (OREO), decreased $3.2 million from $6.5 million at December 31, 2014 to $3.3 million at December 31, 2015. The nonperforming assets consist of $753,000 in OREO and $2.5 million in nonaccrual loans. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2015, there was $114,000 expensed to the provision for loan losses. The allowance for loan losses at December 31, 2015 totaled $3.5 million, or 1.41% of all outstanding loans.
KS Bank continues to be well-capitalized according to regulatory standards with total risk based capital of 14.09%, tier 1 risk- based capital of 12.84%, common equity tier 1 risked based capital of 12.84%, and a tier 1 leverage ratio of 9.63% at December 31, 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.
In addition, the Company announced today that its Board of Directors voted to declare an annual dividend based on 2015 earnings of $.08 per share for stockholders of record on January 29, 2016 with payment to be made on February 12, 2016.
Commenting on the fourth quarter of 2015 results, Mr. Keen, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “In 2015, the Company experienced solid, steady growth. We are pleased to report continued growth in the balance sheet, net income, and value of the Company. We are extremely pleased with the 42.5% increase in annual per share earnings.”
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|
|December 31, 2015||December 31,|
|(Dollars in thousands)|
|Cash and due from banks:|
|Investment securities available for sale, at fair value||67,582||72,944|
|Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost||1,991||1,785|
|Less allowance for loan losses||(3,535||)||(3,511||)|
|Accrued interest receivable||1,008||994|
|Foreclosed real estate and repossessions, net||753||2,121|
|Property and equipment, net||8,059||8,161|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Accrued interest payable||272||339|
|Accrued expenses and other liabilities||2,805||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||21,508||20,171|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(207||)||(10||)|
|Total stockholders' equity||22,908||21,768|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$||337,434||$||318,451|
|* Derived from audited financial statements|
|KS Bancorp, Inc and Subsidiary|
|Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)|
|Three Months Ended||Twelve Months Ended|
|December 31,||December 31,|
|( In thousands, except per share data)|
|Interest and dividend income:|
|Total interest and dividend income||3,384||3,324||13,203||12,664|
|Total interest expense||678||665||2,694||2,569|
|Net interest income||2,706||2,659||10,509||10,095|
|Provision for (recovery of) loan losses||114||(59||)||114||-|
|Net interest income after|
|provision for (recovery of ) loan losses||2,592||2,718||10,395||10,095|
|Service charges on deposit accounts||332||310||1,257||1,251|
|Fees from presold mortgages||18||19||145||148|
|Gain on sale of investments||-||25||-||91|
|Total noninterest income||615||534||2,083||1,980|
|Compensation and benefits||1,671||1,505||6,431||5,991|
|Occupancy and equipment||269||265||1,065||1,038|
|Data processing & outside service fees||239||228||925||896|
|Net foreclosed assets||(147||)||64||(116||)||269|
|Total noninterest expenses||2,543||2,555||10,345||10,315|
|Income before income taxes||664||697||2,133||1,760|
|Dividends on preferred stock||-||(62||)||-||(246||)|
|Accretion of discount on preferred stock, net||-||-||-||(30||)|
|Income available to common stockholders||$||417||$||404||$||1,416||$||994|
|Basic and Diluted earnings per share||$||0.32||$||0.31||$||1.08||$||0.76|
Contact: Harold T. Keen President and Chief Executive Officer (919) 938-3101 Regina J Smith Chief Financial Officer (919) 938-3101