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DNB Financial Corporation Reports First Quarter 2016 Results

DOWNINGTOWN, Pa., April 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DNB Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:DNBF), today reported net income available to common stockholders in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) of $1.6 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, for the quarter ending March 31, 2016, compared with $1.3 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, for the same quarter, last year.

DNB Financial Corporation (the “Company” or “DNB”) is the parent of DNB First, National Association, one of the first nationally-chartered community banks to serve the greater Philadelphia region.

On a core basis, the Company reported net income available to common stockholders of $1.2 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, for the quarter ending March 31, 2016. Core earnings, which is a non-GAAP measure of net income, excludes gains from insurance proceeds of $1.15 million, certain compensation expense of $446,000, merger-related expenses of $188,000, and an associated income tax adjustment of $122,000. Please see the Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures on page 6 of the release. Non-GAAP financial measures include references to the terms “core” or “operating”.

William J. Hieb, President and CEO, commented, "We are very pleased with our core first quarter results, which included disciplined loan growth and solid credit quality. We also continue to see a steady increase in service charges, interchange fees and wealth management fees resulting from our efforts to diversify our revenue streams. We are well-positioned for future organic growth and are excited about our pending combination with East River Bank.”

Highlights

  • Wealth management assets under care increased 4.1% (not annualized) to $199.3 million as of March 31, 2016 from $191.5 million as of December 31, 2015.
  • Total loans increased 5.51% on a year-over-year basis and 1.6% (not annualized) on a sequential quarter basis.
  • Asset quality remained stable. Net loan charge-offs were only 0.08% (annualized) of total average loans for the first quarter of 2016, and non-performing loans were only 1.06% of total loans at quarter-end.
  • The net interest margin remained fairly constant at 3.15% for the first quarter. On a sequential quarter basis, core deposits increased 4.9% (not annualized) and were 85.9% of total deposits as of March 31, 2016.
  • On April 4, 2016, the Company announced an agreement to acquire East River Bank in a stock and cash transaction valued at $49 million. The acquisition, which is subject to regulatory approvals and the approval of East River and DNB shareholders, is expected to be immediately accretive to earnings, excluding one-time costs, and is expected to close in the second half of 2016. Headquartered in Philadelphia, East River Bank had total assets of $311 million as of December 31, 2015.
  • On April 4, 2016, the Company announced that William J. Hieb was named permanent President and Chief Executive Officer. The Company also announced that James H. Thornton was named permanent Chairman of the Board of Directors.
  • The Company paid a quarterly cash dividend of $0.07 on March 21, 2016.

Income Statement Summary

Based on core earnings of $1.2 million, the Company’s performance for the quarter ending March 31, 2016 resulted in a return on average assets (“ROAA”) and return on average tangible common equity (“ROTCE”) of 0.63% and 8.19%, respectively. The ROAA and ROTCE were 0.69% and 8.15%, respectively, for the same quarter, last year. Please see the “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” on page 6 of the release.

Total interest income for the three months ending March 31, 2016 was $6.1 million, which represented an $85,000 decline from the quarter ending December 31, 2015, and a $109,000, or 1.8% increase from $6.0 million for the three months ending March 31, 2015. The year-over-year increase is primarily due to a 5.4% rise in total loans.

Total interest expense decreased $67,000 to $650,000 for the first quarter of 2016 from $717,000 for the fourth quarter of 2015, due to a four basis point reduction in the weighted average cost of interest-bearing liabilities to 0.38%. Total interest expense increased $44,000 compared with the three months ending March 31, 2015. The year-over-year increase was primarily due to a greater amount of interest-bearing liabilities and the issuance of $9.8 million of subordinated debt at the end of the first quarter of 2015.

The net interest margin remained stable despite continuing pressure due to the flattening yield curve. The net interest margin was 3.15% for the first quarter of 2016 compared with 3.14% for both the fourth quarter of 2015 and first quarter of 2015. As of March 31, 2016, the loan-to-deposit ratio was 77%, which suggests that the Company is largely core-funded.

The loan loss provision was $330,000 for the most recent quarter compared with $290,000 for the three months ended December 31, 2015 and $300,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2015. Net loan charge-offs were only $93,000, or 0.08% (annualized) of total average loans, for the March 2016 quarter. As of March 31, 2016, the Company’s allowance for loan losses was $5.2 million and represented 1.06% of total loans.

Total non-interest income for the first quarter of 2016 was $2.3 million, compared with $1.3 million for both the prior quarter and the quarter ended March 31, 2015. Wealth management fees were $397,000 for the first quarter of 2016 compared with $352,000 for the quarter ending March 31, 2015. Wealth management fees represented approximately one-third of total fee income. Total non-interest income for the first quarter of 2016 included a $1.15 million net gain from the insurance proceeds associated with the fire at our West Chester location. Excluding this gain, core non-interest income was approximately $1.2 million, or 17% of total revenue, for the quarter ending March 31, 2016. Please see the “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” on page 6 of the release.

Non-interest expense was $5.4 million for the first quarter of 2016, compared with $4.7 million for the quarter ending December 31, 2015 and $4.8 million for the quarter ending March 31, 2015. Non-interest expense for the quarter ending March 31, 2016 included net compensation expense of $446,000 associated with the passing of the former Chairman and CEO, William S. Latoff and merger-related costs of $188,000 associated with East River Bank. Excluding these items, core non-interest expense was $4.8 million, which represented a slight decrease from that of the corresponding quarter last year, reflecting management’s disciplined expense controls. Annual increases in salary and employee benefit costs were largely offset by declines in occupancy expense, and professional and consulting fees. Please see the Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures on page 6 of the release.

Balance Sheet Summary

As of March 31, 2016, total assets were $761.4 million compared with $748.8 million as of December 31, 2015. Total assets grew $12.6 million, or 1.7% (not annualized), on a sequential quarter basis largely due to loan growth and an increase in cash and cash equivalents, which was partially offset by a $13.2 million decrease in investment securities. Total deposits increased $30.8 million, or 5.1% (not annualized), on a sequential quarter basis primarily due to growth in NOW accounts and non-interest-bearing deposits. As of March 31, 2016, total shareholders’ equity was $58.2 million, compared with $55.5 million as of December 31, 2015. Tangible book value per share was $20.38 as of March 31, 2016 compared with $19.58 as of December 31, 2015.

On a sequential quarter basis, total loans increased $7.6 million, or 1.6% (not annualized), to $489.4 million as of March 31, 2016. As of the same date, total loans were 64.3% of total assets. Loan growth has been prudent; and the Company remains challenged to grow commercial-oriented loans in a competitive market, while maintaining its conservative underwriting standards.

On a sequential quarter basis, total core deposits grew $25.5 million, or 4.9% (not annualized), and were 85.9% of total deposits as of March 31, 2016. Total deposits were $637.1 million as of March 31, 2016 compared with $606.3 million as of December 31, 2015.

Capital ratios continue to exceed regulatory standards for well capitalized institutions. At March 31, 2016, the Tier 1 leverage ratio was 9.2%, Tier 1 risk-based capital was 12.3%, and total risk based capital ratio was 15.1%. As of the same date, the tangible common equity-to-tangible assets ratio was 7.6%.

Asset Quality Summary

Net charge-offs were only 0.08% of total average loans for the quarter ending March 31, 2016 compared with 0.07% for the quarter ending December 31, 2015, and 0.01% for the quarter ending March 31, 2015. Total non-performing assets, including loans and other real estate property, were $7.8 million as of March 31, 2016 compared with $7.7 million as of December 31, 2015. The ratio of non-performing assets to total assets was 1.02% and non-performing loans were 1.06% of total loans as of March 31, 2016. As of the same date, the allowance for loan losses to total loans ratio was 1.06%.

Interest Rate Risk Management
DNB's strategy has been to seek shorter duration over yield in its lending and investing activities and lengthen duration over rate in its financing activities to minimize interest rate risk. The Company also strives to offer products and services that develop strong relationships to retain core deposits. The Bank has an Asset Liability Management Committee that actively monitors and manages the bank's interest rate exposure using simulation models and gap analysis. The Committee's primary objective is to minimize the adverse impact of changes in interest rates on net interest income, while maximizing earnings.

General Information

DNB Financial Corporation is a bank holding company whose bank subsidiary, DNB First, National Association, is a community bank headquartered in Downingtown, Pennsylvania with 12 locations. DNB First, which was founded in 1860, provides a broad array of consumer and business banking products, and offers brokerage and insurance services through DNB Investments & Insurance, and investment management services through DNB Investment Management & Trust. DNB Financial Corporation's shares are traded on Nasdaq's Capital Market under the symbol: DNBF. We invite our customers and shareholders to visit our website at https://www.dnbfirst.com. DNB's Investor Relations site can be found at http://investors.dnbfirst.com/.

For further information, please contact:

For DNB Financial Corporation
Investors – Gerald F. Sopp, Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
484.359.3138
gsopp@dnbfirst.com

Media – Jonathan T. McGrain, Senior Vice President, Marketing
484.359.3221
jmcgrain@dnbfirst.com

For East River Bank
Investors and Media – Christopher P. McGill, President and Chief Executive Officer
267.295.6420
cmcgill@eastriverbank.com

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, expectations or predictions of future financial or business performance, conditions relating to DNB and East River Bank (“East River”) or other effects of the proposed merger of DNB and East River. These forward-looking statements include statements with respect to DNB’s beliefs, plans, objectives, goals, expectations, anticipations, estimates and intentions, that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties, and are subject to change based on various factors (some of which are beyond DNB’s control). The words "may," "could," "should," "would," "will," "believe," "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "plan" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.

In addition to factors previously disclosed in the reports filed by DNB with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and those identified elsewhere in this document, the following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from forward looking statements or historical performance: the ability to obtain regulatory approvals and satisfy other closing conditions to the merger, including approval by shareholders of DNB and East River; delay in closing the merger; difficulties and delays in integrating the East River business or fully realizing anticipated cost savings and other benefits of the merger; business disruptions following the merger; the strength of the United States economy in general and the strength of the local economies in which DNB and East River conduct their operations; the effects of, and changes in, trade, monetary and fiscal policies and laws, including interest rate policies of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; the downgrade, and any future downgrades, in the credit rating of the U.S. Government and federal agencies; inflation, interest rate, market and monetary fluctuations; the timely development of and acceptance of new products and services and the perceived overall value of these products and services by users, including the features, pricing and quality compared to competitors' products and services; the willingness of users to substitute competitors’ products and services for DNB’s products and services; the success of DNB in gaining regulatory approval of its products and services, when required; the impact of changes in laws and regulations applicable to financial institutions (including laws concerning taxes, banking, securities and insurance); technological changes; additional acquisitions; changes in consumer spending and saving habits; the nature, extent, and timing of governmental actions and reforms; and the success of DNB at managing the risks involved in the foregoing. Annualized, pro forma, projected and estimated numbers presented herein are presented for illustrative purpose only, are not forecasts and may not reflect actual results.

DNB cautions that the foregoing list of important factors is not exclusive. Readers are also cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management's analysis only as of the date of this press release, even if subsequently made available by DNB on its website or otherwise. DNB does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of DNB to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.

For a complete discussion of the assumptions, risks and uncertainties related to our business, you are encouraged to review our filings with the SEC, including our most recent annual report on Form 10-K, as supplemented by our quarterly or other reports subsequently filed with the SEC.

Important Additional Information and Where to Find It

DNB intends to file with the SEC a Registration Statement on Form S-4 relating to the proposed merger, which will include a prospectus for the offer and sale of DNB common stock as well as the joint proxy statement of DNB and East River for the solicitation of proxies from their shareholders for use at the meetings at which the merger will be considered. This communication does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. SHAREHOLDERS OF DNB AND EAST RIVER ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND THE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT-PROSPECTUS REGARDING THE MERGER WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED BY DNB WITH THE SEC, AS WELL AS ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS TO THOSE DOCUMENTS, BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION.

A free copy of the joint proxy statement-prospectus, as well as other filings containing information about DNB, may be obtained at the SEC’s website at http://www.sec.gov, when they are filed by DNB. You will also be able to obtain these documents, when they are filed, free of charge, from DNB at http://investors.dnbfirst.com. In addition, copies of the joint proxy statement-prospectus can also be obtained, when it becomes available, free of charge by directing a request to DNB at 4 Brandywine Avenue, Downingtown, PA 19335-0904 or by contacting Gerald F. Sopp at 484.359.3138 or gsopp@dnbfirst.com or to East River at 4341 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19129 or by contacting Christopher P. McGill at 267.295.6420 or cmcgill@eastriverbank.com.

DNB, East River and certain of their directors, executive officers and employees may be deemed to be “participants” in the solicitation of proxies in connection with the proposed merger. Information concerning the interests of the DNB and East River persons who may be considered “participants” in the solicitation will be set forth in the joint proxy statement-prospectus relating to the merger, when it becomes available. Information concerning DNB’s directors and executive officers, including their ownership of DNB common stock, is set forth in DNB’s proxy statement previously filed with the SEC on March 23, 2016.

DNB Financial Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
2016 2015
EARNINGS:
Interest income$6,105 $5,996
Interest expense 650 606
Net interest income 5,455 5,390
Provision for credit losses 330 300
Non-interest income 1,109 1,051
Gain from insurance proceeds 1,150 0
Gain on sale of investment securities 31 53
Gain on sale of SBA loans 39 231
Non-interest expense 5,418 4,824
Income before income taxes 2,036 1,601
Income tax expense 480 349
Net income 1,556 1,252
Preferred stock dividends and accretion of discount 0 26
Net income available to common stockholders$1,556 $1,226
Net income per common share, diluted$0.54 $0.43
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
2016 2015
GAAP net income$1,556 $1,252
Gains from insurance proceeds (1,150) 0
Salary expense related to restricted stock and SERP 446 0
Acquisition costs -- East River Bank 188 0
Income tax adjustment 122 0
Non-GAAP net income (Core earnings)$1,162 $1,252


Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
March 31, December 31,
2016 2015
FINANCIAL POSITION:
Cash and cash equivalents$38,740 $21,119
Investment securities 207,023 220,208
Loans held for sale 359 0
Loans 489,366 481,758
Allowance for credit losses (5,172) (4,935)
Net loans 484,194 476,823
Premises and equipment, net 7,817 6,806
Other assets 23,307 23,862
Total assets$761,440 $748,818
Deposits$637,055 $606,275
FHLB advances 20,000 30,000
Repurchase agreements 21,661 32,416
Other borrowings 9,733 9,743
Subordinated debt 9,750 9,750
Other liabilities 5,061 5,146
Stockholders' equity 58,180 55,488
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$761,440 $748,818



DNB Financial Corporation
Selected Financial Data (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share data)
Quarterly
2016 2015 2015 2015 2015
1st Qtr 4th Qtr 3rd Qtr 2nd Qtr 1st Qtr
Earnings and Per Share Data
Net income available to common stockholders$1,556 $1,374 $1,261 $1,227 $1,226
Basic earnings per common share$0.55 $0.49 $0.45 $0.44 $0.44
Diluted earnings per common share$0.54 $0.48 $0.45 $0.43 $0.43
Dividends per common share$0.07 $0.07 $0.07 $0.07 $0.07
Book value per common share$20.45 $19.65 $19.64 $19.04 $18.91
Tangible book value per common share$20.38 $19.58 $19.57 $18.96 $18.83
Average common shares outstanding 2,833 2,812 2,807 2,802 2,786
Average diluted common shares outstanding 2,869 2,857 2,852 2,848 2,833
Performance Ratios
Return on average assets 0.84% 0.74% 0.68% 0.66% 0.69%
Return on average equity 10.94% 9.32% 8.71% 8.75% 8.13%
Return on average tangible equity 10.98% 9.35% 8.75% 8.79% 8.15%
Net interest margin 3.15% 3.14% 3.13% 3.11% 3.14%
Efficiency ratio 78.66% 68.27% 68.09% 67.29% 69.87%
Wtd average yield on earning assets 3.51% 3.53% 3.52% 3.48% 3.48%
Asset Quality Ratios
Net charge-offs to average loans 0.08% 0.07% 0.41% 0.43% 0.01%
Non-performing loans/Total loans 1.06% 1.06% 0.90% 0.98% 1.47%
Non-performing assets/Total assets 1.02% 1.02% 0.87% 0.88% 1.03%
Allowance for credit loss/Total loans 1.06% 1.02% 1.01% 1.08% 1.12%
Allowance for credit loss/Non-performing loans 99.64% 96.91% 111.32% 110.29% 76.24%
Capital Ratios
Total equity/Total assets 7.64% 7.41% 7.87% 7.49% 7.51%
Tangible equity/Tangible assets 7.61% 7.40% 7.85% 7.48% 7.49%
Tangible common equity/Tangible assets 7.61% 7.40% 7.42% 7.05% 7.06%
Tier 1 leverage ratio 9.16% 8.94% 9.23% 9.02% 8.98%
Common equity tier 1 risk-based capital ratio 10.71% 10.44% 10.46% 10.17% 10.28%
Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio 12.34% 12.08% 12.74% 12.43% 12.63%
Total risk-based capital ratio 15.07% 14.78% 15.46% 15.21% 15.51%
Wealth Management
Assets under care*$199,296 191,529 184,535 189,411 178,339
*Wealth Management assets under care includes assets under management, administration, supervision and brokerage.


DNB Financial Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended
Mar 31, Dec 31, Sept 30, June 30, Mar 31,
2016 2015 2015 2015 2015
EARNINGS:
Interest income$6,105 $6,190 $6,161 $6,131 $5,996
Interest expense 650 717 711 678 606
Net interest income 5,455 5,473 5,450 5,453 5,390
Provision for credit losses 330 290 100 415 300
Non-interest income 1,109 1,107 1,027 1,142 1,051
Gain from insurance proceeds 1,150 120 0 0 0
Gain on sale of investment securities 31 4 10 11 53
Gain on sale of SBA loans 39 68 0 185 231
(Gain) loss on sale / write-down of OREO and ORA 0 (20) 154 0 0
Non-interest expense 5,418 4,742 4,605 4,724 4,824
Income before income taxes 2,036 1,760 1,628 1,652 1,601
Income tax expense 480 378 359 417 349
Net income 1,556 1,382 1,269 1,235 1,252
Preferred stock dividends and accretion of discount 0 8 8 8 26
Net income available to common stockholders$1,556 $1,374 $1,261 $1,227 $1,226
Net income per common share, diluted$0.54 $0.48 $0.45 $0.43 $0.43
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
Mar 31, Dec 31, Sept 30, June 30, Mar 31,
2016 2015 2015 2015 2015
FINANCIAL POSITION:
Cash and cash equivalents$38,740 $21,119 $18,959 $27,493 $28,335
Investment securities 207,023 220,208 227,363 231,712 232,958
Loans held for sale 359 0 0 0 0
Loans and leases 489,366 481,758 470,396 472,335 464,100
Allowance for credit losses (5,172) (4,935) (4,729) (5,108) (5,190)
Net loans and leases 484,194 476,823 465,667 467,227 458,910
Premises and equipment, net 7,817 6,806 6,630 6,629 7,490
Other assets 23,307 23,862 23,272 22,882 20,747
Total assets$761,440 $748,818 $741,891 $755,943 $748,440
Demand Deposits$131,951 $125,581 $120,018 $122,642 $113,419
NOW 201,566 185,973 189,502 209,606 215,799
Money markets 138,241 137,555 139,213 145,283 144,648
Savings 75,535 72,660 71,316 73,461 70,363
Core Deposits 547,293 521,769 520,049 550,992 544,229
Time deposits 71,264 66,018 69,744 56,729 72,784
Brokered deposits 18,498 18,488 18,665 18,655 10,248
Total Deposits 637,055 606,275 608,458 626,376 627,261
FHLB advances 20,000 30,000 20,000 20,000 20,000
Repurchase agreements 21,661 32,416 30,501 28,211 20,316
Subordinated debt 9,750 9,750 9,750 9,750 0
Other borrowings 9,733 9,743 9,754 9,764 19,524
Other liabilities 5,061 5,146 5,060 5,218 5,166
Stockholders' equity 58,180 55,488 58,368 56,624 56,173
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$761,440 $748,818 $741,891 $755,943 $748,440


DNB Financial Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition - Quarterly Average Balances (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
Mar 31, Dec 31, Sept 30, June 30, Mar 31,
2016 2015 2015 2015 2015
FINANCIAL POSITION:
Cash and cash equivalents$23,080 $19,532 $19,820 $26,909 $18,037
Investment securities 215,565 227,936 230,402 239,364 237,697
Loans held for sale 28 61 74 96 66
Loans and leases 483,125 473,643 469,896 459,464 460,585
Allowance for credit losses (5,025) (4,831) (5,182) (5,280) (5,000)
Net loans and leases 478,100 468,812 464,714 454,184 455,585
Premises and equipment, net 7,222 6,609 6,587 7,461 7,607
Other assets 19,678 19,415 20,021 17,339 17,006
Total assets$743,673 $742,365 $741,618 $745,353 $735,998
Demand Deposits$120,391 $122,235 $118,282 $114,458 $108,452
NOW 193,548 183,129 197,802 210,677 211,875
Money markets 137,121 140,136 144,115 144,927 143,976
Savings 74,653 71,637 71,740 71,762 68,238
Core Deposits 525,713 517,137 531,939 541,824 532,541
Time deposits 70,927 68,731 56,702 70,079 74,618
Brokered deposits 18,491 18,638 18,658 11,543 10,241
Total Deposits 615,131 604,506 607,299 623,446 617,400
FHLB advances 23,111 22,391 20,000 20,000 20,000
Repurchase agreements 23,040 31,914 31,732 20,614 17,812
Subordinated Debt 9,750 9,750 9,750 9,750 2,925
Other borrowings 10,783 9,875 10,000 9,791 10,214
Other liabilities 4,818 5,070 5,073 5,156 5,161
Stockholders' equity 57,040 58,859 57,764 56,596 62,486
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity$743,673 $742,365 $741,618 $745,353 $735,998


For further information, please contact: Gerald F. Sopp CFO/Executive Vice-President 484.359.3138 gsopp@dnbfirst.com

Source:DNB Financial Corp