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River Valley Community Bank Announces Record Quarterly Results (Unaudited)

YUBA CITY, Calif., Jan. 17, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- River Valley Community Bank (OTC markets:RVVY) (the “Bank”) today announced financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2016. For the third consecutive quarter, the Bank reached new record levels for balance sheet and earnings growth.

Financial highlights:

  • Net income reached a record level for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 at $648,000 or $0.27 per basic share, compared to $508,000 or $0.22 per basic share for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 and $562,000 or $0.24 per basic share for the quarter ended September 30, 2016.
  • Net income for the year ended December 31, 2016 totaled $1,982,000 or $0.84 per basic share, compared to $1,730,000 or $0.76 per basic share for the year ended December 31, 2015.
  • Total assets also reached a record level ending the quarter at $321.2 million compared to $237.5 million as of December 31, 2015.
  • Net interest income of $2,058,000 for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 increased by $357,000 or 21.0% from $1,701,000 for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 and $200,000 or 10.8% from $1,858,000 for the quarter ended September 30, 2016.
  • The Bank’s book value per share was $10.60 per common share as of December 31, 2016 compared to $9.95 as of December 31, 2015.

Selected Financial Information - Unaudited
(amounts in thousands, except per share data)
Dec 31, Sep 30, June 30, Mar 31, Dec 31,
2016 2016 2016 2016 2015
Total investment securities $143,633 $108,321 $98,675 $103,467 $92,917
Total loans, gross 125,036 120,890 112,446 106,635 106,974
Allowance for loan losses (1,926) (1,874) (1,821) (1,804) (1,802)
Total assets 321,189 278,203 253,541 246,008 237,473
Total deposits 243,950 230,323 227,856 221,622 213,233
Borrowings 50,000 20,000 - - -
Total shareholders' equity 25,301 25,330 24,851 24,035 23,433
Loan to deposit ratio 51% 53% 49% 48% 50%
Book value per common share $10.60 $10.62 $10.50 $10.18 $9.95
Net interest income $2,058 $1,858 $1,775 $1,737 $1,701
Provision for loan losses 51 44 15 480 50
Net income 648 562 524 248 508
Earnings per share - basic $0.27 $0.24 $0.22 $0.11 $0.22
Net interest margin 3.02% 3.22% 3.09% 3.08% 3.11%
Efficiency ratio 50.53% 54.08% 59.45% 56.63% 55.68%
Return on average assets 0.87% 0.89% 0.86% 0.40% 0.85%
Return on average equity 10.13% 8.94% 8.60% 4.13% 8.67%

Total gross loans of $125.0 million as of December 31, 2016 represent an increase of $18.1 million or 16.9% from $107.0 million as of December 31, 2015 and an increase of $4.1 million or 3.4% from $120.9 million as of September 30, 2016. As of December 31, 2016, the Bank had no past due or non accrual loans. Total deposits of $244.0 million as of December 31, 2016 represent an increase of $30.7 million or 14.4% from $213.2 million as of December 31, 2015 and an increase of $13.6 million or 5.9% from $230.3 million as of September 30, 2016. For the third consecutive quarter, both total gross loans and total deposits ended the quarter at their highest levels in the Bank’s history.

Net interest income of $2.1 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 represents a new quarterly record for the Bank and an increase of $357,000 or 21.0% from $1.7 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2015. The primary contributors to this increase were growth in average loans and a strategy to better leverage the Bank’s excess capital through purchases of investment securities using excess liquidity and Federal Home Loan Bank (“FHLB”) borrowings. The Bank’s net interest margin was 3.02% for the quarter ended December 31, 2016, down from 3.11% for the same quarter a year ago. The decrease is attributable to a significant increase in floating rate investment securities during the quarter ended December 31, 2016 purchased using FHLB borrowings. Although the margin on these additional investments is lower than that of the Bank’s other earning assets, the leveraging strategy improves the Bank’s earnings and return on average equity.

The Bank remains well capitalized as of December 31, 2016 with a Tier 1 leverage ratio above 8.0%.

CEO John M. Jelavich commented, “We are very pleased with our record results for 2016. During the fourth quarter, the Bank benefited from a number of non-recurring items that collectively added about two cents to our earnings per share for the period. That said, we carry solid momentum into 2017, and at this point, the environment looks promising for our Bank.”

River Valley Community Bank is rated "5-Star Superior" by Bauer Financial and has an “A” rating from DepositAccounts.com. The Bank serves its customer base through its offices located at:

  • 1629 Colusa Avenue, Yuba City, CA
  • 426 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA

The Bank offers a full suite of competitive products, services, and banking technology. For more information please visit our website at: www.myrvcb.com or contact John M. Jelavich at 530-821-2469.

Forward Looking Statements: This document may contain comments and information that constitute forwardlooking statements. Forwardlooking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such statements. Forwardlooking statements speak only as to the date they are made. The Bank does not undertake to update forwardlooking statements to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forwardlooking statements are made.

Source:River Valley Community Bank