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RepublicBankAz Announces Unaudited Financial Results For the Quarter Ending June 30, 2016

PHOENIX, Aug. 02, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RepublicBankAz,N.A. (OTCBB:RBAZ) (“RBAz”) announced a net income of $56,000, or $.03 per share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 as compared to a net income of $95,000 or $.07 per share for the same period in 2015.

President and CEO Ralph Tapscott stated, “Our quarter ended June 30, 2016 earnings of $56,000 and resulting ROA of 0.24% are not indicative of the strides we have made during 2016. We are, however, pleased that our year to date results of $206,000 in income and the resultant ROA of 0.46% are trending toward the results we saw for the year ended December 31, 2015. I’m confident, however, that our efforts will result in future earnings results that are more positive than we saw this quarter. Significant strides continue to be made to guide RepublicBankAz to safe and sound operations.”

Second Quarter Highlights Include:

  • Total Assets have grown $6.0 million and total deposits have grown $5.5 million since December 31, 2015 which represents annualized growth rates of 14% and 15%, respectively.
  • Nonperforming assets as a percentage of total assets fell to 2.91% as of June 30, 2016 an 11.8% improvement from the level at December 31, 2015.
  • Equity capital has grown 3.84% or $496,000 since December 31, 2015.
  • The Bank’s liquidity ratio improved to 35.7% as of June 30, 2016 from 23.72% as of December 31, 2015.
  • Total securities grew 47.1% since December 31, 2015 to a level of $20,815,000 as of June 30, 2016.
  • Non-interest expense of $871,000 for the second quarter of 2016 improved 7.2% from the second quarter of 2015.

“Management is focused on growing the bank by providing credit and cash management services for small to midsize businesses,” noted Tapscott. “As the Arizona economy continues to improve, so does the strength of the business sector and our ability to increase our market share within this sector.”


The Bank remains “well capitalized” as follows:
June 30, 2016 (%) Ratio to be Well
Capitalized (%)
Leverage Ratio 14.25 5.00
Tier 1 Capital to Risk Weighted Assets 22.10 6.00
Total Capital to Risk Weighted Assets 23.38 10.00

About the Company
RepublicBankAz,N.A. is a locally owned community bank in Phoenix, Arizona. RBAz is a full service community bank providing deposit and loan products, and convenient on-line banking to individuals, businesses and professionals. The Bank was established in April 2007 and operates out of a single location at 909 E. Missouri Avenue. The Bank is traded over-the-counter as RBAZ. For further information, please visit our web site: www.republicbankaz.com.

Forward-looking Statements
This press release may include forward-looking statements about RBAz, for which the Bank claims the protection of safe harbor provisions contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s knowledge and belief as of today and include information concerning the Bank’s possible or assumed future financial condition, and its results of operations and business. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Those factors include fluctuations in interest rates, government policies and regulations (including monetary and fiscal policies), legislation, economic conditions, borrower capacity to repay, operational factors and competition in the geographic and business areas in which the Bank conducts its operations. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based on information available at the time of the release, and the Bank assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.


Unaudited Summary Financial Information
For the three months
ended June 30,
For the Six months
ended June 30,
Year-End
2016 2015 2016 2015 2015
(dollars in thousands, except per share data)
Summary Income Data
Interest income$ 1,068 $ 1,187 $ 2,325 $ 2,389 $ 4,873
Interest expense 188 174 367 347 697
Net interest income 880 1,013 1,958 2,042 4,176
Provision for loan losses - - - - 24
Non-interest income 40 87 86 170 313
Non-interest expense 871 939 1,742 1,863 3,475
Realized gains (losses) on sales of securities 22 - 22 - -
Income (loss) before income taxes 71 161 324 349 990
Provision for income tax (benefit) 15 66 118 141 364
Net income (loss) 56 95 206 208 626
Per Share Data:
Shares outstanding end-of-period 1,702 1,378 1,702 1,378 1,702
Earnings per common share 0.03 0.07 0.12 0.15 0.37
Cash dividend declared - - - - -
Total shareholders’ equity$ 13,415 $ 11,354 $ 13,415 $ 11,354 $ 12,919
Book value per share 7.88 8.24 7.88 8.24 7.59
Selected Balance Sheet Data:
Total assets$91,749 $85,111 $91,749 $ 85,111 $ 85,724
Securities available-for-sale 20,815 9,608 20,815 9,608 14,150
Securities held-to-maturity - - - - -
Loans 61,379 69,814 61,379 69,814 66,508
Allowance for loan losses 2,115 2,305 2,115 2,305 2,268
Deposits 76,117 71,445 76,117 71,445 70,616
Other borrowings 1,950 1,950 1,950 1,950 1,950
Shareholders’ equity 13,415 11,354 13,415 11,354 12,919
Performance Ratios:
Return on average shareholders’ equity (annualized) 1.69 3.35 3.13 3.68 5.28
Net interest margin (%) 3.84 4.79 4.47 4.84 4.91
Average assets 92,206 85,476 89,609 86,253 87,075
Return on average assets (annualized) (%) 0.24 0.44 0.46 0.48 0.72
Shareholders’ equity to assets (%) 14.62 13.34 14.62 13.34 15.07
Efficiency ratio (%) 94.67 85.36 85.23 84.22 77.61
Asset Quality Data:
Nonperforming loans 2,371 2,056 2,371 2,056 2,526
Other real estate and repos 303 433 303 433 303
Nonperforming assets 2,674 2,489 2,674 2,489 2,829
Nonperforming assets to total assets (%) 2.91 2.92 2.91 2.92 3.30
Nonperforming loans to total loans (%) 3.86 2.94 3.86 2.94 3.80
Reserve for loan losses to total loans (%) 3.45 3.30 3.45 3.30 3.41
Reserve for loan losses to nonperforming loans (%) 89.20 112.11 89.20 112.11 89.79
Reserve for loan losses to nonperforming assets (%) 79.09 92.61 79.09 92.61 80.17
Net charge-offs for period - - 162 - 78
Average loans 62,285 70,993 61,822 70,826 70,756
Ratio of charge‑offs to average loans (%) - - .26 - 0.11
Regulatory Capital Ratios:
Tier 1 leverage capital ratio (%) 14.25 13.17 14.25 13.17 14.53
Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio (%) 22.10 17.52 22.10 17.52 20.83
Total risk-based capital ratio (%) 23.38 18.80 23.38 18.80 22.11


Contact: Ralph Tapscott, President and Chief Executive Officer Phone: 602.280.9403 Email: rtapscott@republicaz.com

Source:RepublicBankAz, N.A.