DUNN, N.C., July 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Select Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ:SLCT), the holding company for Select Bank & Trust, reported net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 of $1.9 million compared to $1.8 million for the same period in 2015. Basic and diluted earnings per share for the second quarter were $0.16, compared to basic and diluted earnings per share of $0.16 for the second quarter of 2015.
For the six-month period ended June 30, 2016, net income for the Company was $3.4 million compared to $3.5 million for the same period in 2015. Basic and diluted earnings per share for the first six months of 2016 were $0.29, compared to basic and diluted earnings per share of $0.31 for the first six months of 2015.
As of June 30, 2016, the Company reported total assets of $826.6 million compared to $742.4 million at June 30, 2015, an increase of 11.3%. Total deposits were $661.3 million and total net loans were $624.5 million at the end of the second quarter of 2016, compared to total deposits of $579.6 million and total net loans of $566.9 million as of the end of the second quarter of 2015, increases of 14.1% and 10.2%, respectively.
Quarter to date return on average assets through June 30, 2016 is 0.93% and quarter to date return on average equity is 7.62%, compared to 0.98% and 7.22%, respectively, for the quarter ended June 30, 2015.
The second quarter of 2016 was a very good quarter for Select Bancorp as net income increased 27% over the first quarter of 2016. Non-performing loans were $8.8 million and $11.7 million at June 30, 2016 and June 30, 2015, respectively. Non-performing loans equaled 1.39% of loans at June 30, 2016, decreasing from 2.04% of loans at June 30, 2015. Foreclosed real estate equaled $716,000 at June 30, 2016, compared to $1.0 million at June 30, 2015. For the quarter, net recoveries were ($6,000), or (0.0%), of average loans, compared to net recoveries of ($16,000), or (0.01%), of average loans in the second quarter 2015. At June 30, 2016, the allowance for loan losses was $7.7 million, or 1.22% of total loans, as compared to $6.8 million or 1.19% of total loans at June 30, 2015.
Net interest margin was 4.24% for the quarter ending June 30, 2016, as compared to 4.46% for the quarter ended June 30, 2015.
President and CEO William L. Hedgepeth II said, “During the second quarter, we celebrated the 16th anniversary of the founding of our bank and we prepared to move into new office space in Raleigh, a full-service banking facility on Falls of Neuse Road that will open for business on August 1. We are excited about what is to come in the Triangle market and for the growth potential in many of our other markets, including the Wilmington area. Andy Scott is our market executive in Raleigh and we have just added Karen Priester as a commercial lender with more than 30 years of banking experience in Wake County. We believe this market is poised for growth and our experienced team is ready to offer true community bank lending to small and medium sized businesses in Wake County. Select Bank prides itself on local decision making, focusing on delivering quality products and services to our customers.”
The Company will relocate its Raleigh branch from the current location to 4505 Falls of Neuse Road on August 1. A grand opening celebration is being planned for later in August. The new branch is conveniently located just north of the beltline past Wake Forest Road.
In a report compiled by SNL Financial and published in the June 2016 edition of Business North Carolina ranking the 100 largest financial institutions headquartered in North Carolina, Select Bancorp ranked 30th, moving up two positions from 2015. Select also ranked 7th out of the 100 largest financial institutions with headquarters in the state for the fastest growth in revenue, according to the same report. “We are proud of these results and continue to believe that Select is well positioned for the remainder of 2016 and beyond,” said Hedgepeth.
Select Bank & Trust has branch offices in these North Carolina communities: Dunn, Burlington, Clinton, Elizabeth City, Fayetteville, Goldsboro, Greenville, Leland, Lillington, Lumberton, Morehead City, Raleigh and Washington.
The information as of and for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, as presented is unaudited. This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, without limitation, (i) statements regarding certain of our goals and expectations with respect to earnings, earnings per share, revenue, expenses and the growth rate in such items, as well as other measures of economic performance, including statements relating to estimates of credit quality trends, and (ii) statements preceded by, followed by or that include the words “may,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “projects,” “outlook” or similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance or determinations, nor should they be relied upon as representing management’s views as of any subsequent date. Actual results might differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements for various reasons, including, but not limited to, our ability to manage growth, substantial changes in financial markets, regulatory changes, changes in interest rates, loss of deposits and loan demand to other savings and financial institutions, and changes in real estate values and the real estate market. Additional information concerning factors that could cause actual results to materially differ from those in the forward-looking statements is contained in the Company’s SEC filings, including its periodic reports under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, copies of which are available upon request from the Company. Except as required by law, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to update any factors or to publicly announce revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect future events or developments.
|Select Bancorp, Inc.|
|Selected Financial Information and Other Data (unaudited)|
|($ in thousands, except per share data)|
|At or for the three months ended||At or for the twelve months ended|
|June 30,||March 31,||December 31,||September 30,||June 30,||December 31,||December 31,||December 31,|
|Summary of Operations:|
|Total interest income||$||8,645||$||8,432||$||8,425||$||8,412||$||8,262||$||33,341||$||26,104||$||22,903|
|Total interest expense||912||927||890||878||835||3,542||4,519||5,258|
|Net interest income||7,733||7,505||7,535||7,534||7,427||29,799||21,585||17,645|
|Provision for (recovery of) loan losses||158||352||506||393||(139||)||890||(194||)||(325||)|
|Net interest income after provision||7,575||7,153||7,029||7,141||7,566||28,909||21,779||17,970|
|Merger/Acquisition related expenses||-||-||240||103||35||378||1,941||-|
|Income before income taxes||2,887||2,399||2,208||2,143||2,954||9,971||3,794||4,744|
|Provision for income taxes||980||896||570||792||1,133||3,418||1,437||1,803|
|Dividends on Preferred Stock||-||4||20||19||19||77||38||-|
|Net income available to common shareholders||$||1,907||$||1,499||$||1,618||$||1,332||$||1,802||$||6,476||$||2,319||$||2,941|
|Share and Per Share Data:|
|Earnings per share - basic||$||0.16||$||0.13||$||0.14||$||0.12||$||0.16||$||0.56||$||0.26||$||0.43|
|Earnings per share - diluted||$||0.16||$||0.13||$||0.14||$||0.12||$||0.16||$||0.56||$||0.26||$||0.43|
|Book value per share||$||8.74||$||8.56||$||8.38||$||8.28||$||8.17||$||8.38||$||8.59||$||8.09|
|Tangible book value per share||$||8.05||$||7.87||$||7.67||$||7.58||$||7.45||$||7.67||$||7.83||$||8.07|
|Ending shares outstanding||11,619,184||11,584,011||11,583,011||11,577,111||11,499,398||11,583,011||11,377,980||6,921,352|
|Weighted average shares outstanding:|
|Selected Performance Ratios:|
|Return on average assets(2)||0.93||%||0.73||%||0.82||%||0.69||%||0.98||%||0.86||%||0.37||%||0.53||%|
|Return on average equity(2)||7.62||%||6.03||%||6.20||%||5.21||%||7.22||%||6.42||%||3.12||%||5.28||%|
|Net interest margin(2)||4.24||%||4.14||%||4.18||%||4.34||%||4.46||%||4.38||%||3.88||%||3.46||%|
|Period End Balance Sheet Data:|
|Loans, net of unearned income||$||624,495||$||622,092||$||617,398||$||597,969||$||573,729||$||617,398||$||552,038||$||346,500|
|Total Earning Assets||749,956||753,726||726,408||711,622||665,028||726,408||698,266||483,054|
|Core Deposit Intangible||1,014||1,125||1,241||1,196||1,320||1,241||1,625||182|
|Short term debt||40,714||31,218||24,594||30,722||32,884||24,594||20,733||6,305|
|Long term debt||18,205||28,559||33,782||28,846||24,914||33,782||25,591||12,372|
|Selected Average Balances:|
|Total Earning Assets||739,002||734,859||714,755||689,166||669,586||686,663||565,264||511,597|
|Core Deposit Intangible||1,072||1,186||1,139||1,251||1,389||1,330||884||237|
|Short term debt||37,883||36,039||35,303||35,012||28,212||32,316||9,957||13,879|
|Long term debt||20,772||20,822||20,872||22,631||22,895||20,147||20,494||12,372|
|Asset Quality Ratios:|
|Other real estate owned||716||1,888||1,401||1,007||1,030||1,401||1,585||2,008|
|Allowance for loan losses||7,692||7,527||7,021||7,032||6,842||7,021||6,844||7,054|
|Nonperforming loans(3) to period-end loans||1.39||%||1.39||%||1.41||%||1.82||%||2.04||%||1.34||%||2.15||%||4.58||%|
|Allowance for loan losses to period-end loans||1.22||%||1.20||%||1.14||%||1.18||%||1.19||%||1.14||%||1.24||%||2.04||%|
|Net loan charge-offs (recoveries) to average loans||0.00||%||-0.10||%||0.34||%||0.14||%||-0.01||%||0.12||%||-0.03||%||0.15||%|
|(1||)||Efficiency ratio is calculated as non-interest expenses divided by the sum of net interest income and non-interest income.|
|(3||)||Nonperforming loans consist of non-accrual loans and restructured loans.|
|(4||)||Delinquency Ratio includes loans 30-89 days past due and excludes non-accrual loans.|
Source:Select Bancorp Inc.