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Westbury Bancorp, Inc. Reports Net Income for the Three Months Ended December 31, 2016

WEST BEND, Wis., Jan. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Westbury Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBB), the holding company (the “Company”) for Westbury Bank (the “Bank”), today announced net income of $747,000, or $0.20 per common share for the three months ended December 31, 2016, compared to net income of $1.0 million, or $0.27 per common share for the three months ended December 31, 2015.

Greg Remus, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Our earnings for the quarter are down as we have incurred the expenses required to open and staff our loan production office in the Madison market, which is new to Westbury. Our Madison team added $13.3 million in high quality commercial business and real estate loans to our portfolio in the month of December. We believe we will see additional growth and related revenue from this new business enhance our earnings in the quarters ahead."

Kirk Emerich, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, added, "We are pleased that our earnings and our stock repurchase program have combined to continue to improve our ratio of price to tangible book value. Our team is focused, as always, on continued improvement in our performance and the creation of shareholder value."

Highlights for the quarter include:

  • During the three months ended December 31, 2016, our net loan portfolio increased by $9.5 million, or 7.1% annualized growth. The loan portfolio growth consisted primarily of increases in both non-owner and owner-occupied commercial real estate loans, commercial business loans and construction and land development loans. Loan growth was the primary driver of an increase in total interest and dividend income of $329,000, or 5.9%, to $5.9 million for the three months ended December 31, 2016 compared to $5.6 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015. Our yield on loans decreased to 4.07% for the three months ended December 31, 2016 from 4.13% for the three months ended December 31, 2015. The decrease in yield on loans is the result of the growth in the loan portfolio in the current low rate environment.
  • During the three months ended December 31, 2016, our deposits increased by $37.9 million, or 25.6% annualized growth. Deposit growth and the use of long-term FHLB advances were the primary causes of the increase in total interest expense of $127,000, or 21.5%, to $717,000 for the three months ended December 31, 2016 compared to $590,000 for the three months ended December 31, 2015. Our cost of deposits and interest-bearing liabilities increased to 0.46% for the three months ended December 31, 2016 from 0.41% for the three months ended December 31, 2015. The increase in cost is the result of a change in the composition of our interest bearing deposits, with the average balance of higher cost certificates of deposit increasing by $26.7 million in the current year quarter over the prior year quarter and the average balance of lower cost checking, savings and money market accounts increasing by only $17.3 million between these same periods. Additionally, the average balance of non-interest bearing demand deposits increased by $8.9 million between these same periods which helped hold the increase in our overall cost of deposits and interest-bearing liabilities to only 5 basis points.
  • Net interest income increased $202,000, or 4.0%, to $5.2 million for the three months ended December 31, 2016 compared to $5.0 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015. Our net interest margin was 3.30% for the three months ended December 31, 2016 compared to 3.42% for the three months ended December 31, 2015.
  • Non-performing assets were $703,000, or 0.10% of total assets, at December 31, 2016, compared to $661,000, or 0.09% of total assets, at September 30, 2016 and $718,000, or 0.11% of total assets, at December 31, 2015.
  • Classified assets increased to $3.5 million, or 0.47% of total assets, at December 31, 2016, compared to $2.0 million, or 0.28% of total assets, at September 30, 2016 and $2.4 million, or 0.36% of total assets, at December 31, 2015. The increase in the balance across these periods was the result of the classification of one commercial loan relationship during the quarter ending December 31, 2016. This relationship is performing as agreed at December 31, 2016.
  • Loans past due 30-89 days increased $475,000, or 66.4%, to $1.2 million at December 31, 2016 from $715,000 at September 30, 2016. The increase was concentrated in the single family loan portfolio.
  • Annualized net recoveries were 0.01% of average loans for the three months ended December 31, 2016, compared to annualized net charge-offs of 0.05% of average loans for the three months ended September 30, 2016 and annualized net charge-offs of 0.00% of average loans for the three months ended December 31, 2015.
  • Due to the increase in non-performing loans partially offset by the decrease in net charge-offs during the current year quarter, the ratio of our allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans decreased to 775.39% at December 31, 2016 compared to 933.10% at September 30, 2016.
  • Non-interest income was $1.7 million for the three months ended December 31, 2016, compared to $1.7 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015. Non-interest income represented 24.26% of total revenue for the three months ended December 31, 2016, compared to 25.03% for the three months ended December 31, 2015.
  • Non-interest expense was $5.5 million for the three months ended December 31, 2016, compared to $4.9 million for the three months ended December 31, 2015. This increase resulted from (1) an increase in the accrual for ESOP expense as we made an additional principal payment on our ESOP loan at the end of the ESOP plan year on December 31, 2016 and (2) expenses related to the opening of our Madison loan production office. Non-interest expense to average total assets was 3.12% for the three months ended December 31, 2016, compared to 3.06% for the three months ended December 31, 2015.
  • During the quarter, we continued our stock repurchase programs. For the three months ended December 31, 2016, we purchased 29,200 shares at an average price of $21.16 per share.

About Westbury Bancorp, Inc.

Westbury Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Westbury Bank. The Company's common shares are traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “WBB”.

Westbury Bank is an independent community bank serving communities in Washington, Waukesha, Dane and Outagamie Counties through its eight full service offices and two loan production offices providing deposit and loan services to individuals, professionals and businesses throughout its markets.

Forward-Looking Information

Information contained in this press release, other than historical information, may be considered forward-looking in nature as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is subject to various risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. Such forward-looking statements in this release are inherently subject to many uncertainties arising in the Company's operations and business environment. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, estimated or expected. Among the key factors that may have a direct bearing on the Company’s operating results, performance or financial condition are competition, the demand for the Company’s products and services, the Company's ability to maintain current deposit and loan levels at current interest rates, deteriorating credit quality, including changes in the interest rate environment reducing interest margins, changes in prepayment speeds, loan origination and sale volumes, charge-offs and loan loss provisions, the Company's ability to maintain required capital levels and adequate sources of funding and liquidity, the Company's ability to secure confidential information through the use of computer systems and telecommunications networks, and other factors as set forth in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Company’s expectations. Certain tabular presentations may not reconcile because of rounding.

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WEBSITE: www.westburybankwi.com

At or For the Three Months Ended:
December 31,
2016
September 30,
2016
June 30,
2016
March 31,
2016
December 31,
2015
Selected Financial Condition Data:(Dollars in thousands)
Total assets$732,996 $702,625 $670,778 $655,107 $670,577
Loans receivable, net543,220 533,759 519,332 508,800 496,545
Allowance for loan losses5,451 5,244 5,062 4,863 4,747
Securities available for sale101,997 93,772 87,254 81,936 84,237
Total liabilities654,684 622,996 591,696 576,499 591,459
Deposits629,852 591,977 563,515 550,217 556,144
Stockholders' equity78,312 79,629 79,082 78,608 79,118
Asset Quality Ratios:
Non-performing assets to total assets0.10%0.09%0.08%0.07%0.11%
Non-performing loans to total loans0.13%0.10%0.11%0.09%0.11%
Total classified assets to total assets0.47%0.28%0.31%0.32%0.36%
Allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans775.39%933.10%900.71%1,087.92%863.09%
Allowance for loan losses to total loans0.99%0.97%0.96%0.95%0.95%
Net charge-offs (recoveries) to average loans - annualized(0.01%)0.05%0.04%0.01%%
Capital Ratios:
Average equity to average assets10.76%11.07%11.15%11.48%11.83%
Equity to total assets at end of period10.68%11.33%11.79%12.00%11.80%
Total capital to risk-weighted assets (Bank only)13.01%13.54%12.99%13.17%12.99%
Tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets (Bank only)12.10%12.61%12.08%12.26%12.09%
Tier 1 capital to average assets (Bank only)10.17%10.23%9.87%9.90%9.77%
CET1 capital to risk-weighted assets (Bank only)12.10%12.61%12.08%12.26%12.09%


Three Months Ended:
December 31,
2016
December 31,
2015
Selected Operating Data:(in thousands)
Interest and dividend income$5,924 $5,595
Interest expense717 590
Net interest income5,207 5,005
Provision for loan losses200 150
Net interest income after provision for loan losses5,007 4,855
Service fees on deposit accounts989 1,078
Other non-interest income679 593
Total non-interest income1,668 1,671
Compensation and other employee benefits2,942 2,364
Occupancy, furniture and equipment536 419
Data processing806 747
Other non-interest expense1,235 1,321
Total non-interest expense5,519 4,851
Income before income tax expense1,156 1,675
Income tax expense409 636
Net income$747 $1,039
Basic earnings per share$0.20 $0.27
Diluted earnings per share$0.20 $0.27


At or For the Three Months Ended:
December 31,
2016
September 30,
2016
June 30,
2016
March 31,
2016
December 31,
2015
Selected Operating Data:(in thousands)
Interest and dividend income$5,924 $5,881 $5,763 $5,705 $5,595
Interest expense717 694 677 641 590
Net interest income5,207 5,187 5,086 5,064 5,005
Provision for loan losses200 250 250 125 150
Net interest income after provision for loan losses5,007 4,937 4,836 4,939 4,855
Service fees on deposit accounts989 984 975 947 1,078
Other non-interest income679 978 641 552 593
Total non-interest income1,668 1,962 1,616 1,499 1,671
Compensation and other employee benefits2,942 3,114 2,545 2,542 2,364
Occupancy and furniture and equipment536 474 428 443 419
Data processing806 790 781 772 747
Other non-interest expense1,235 1,493 1,382 1,243 1,321
Total non-interest expense5,519 5,871 5,136 5,000 4,851
Income before income tax expense1,156 1,028 1,316 1,438 1,675
Income tax expense409 375 410 565 636
Net income$747 $653 $906 $873 $1,039
Basic earnings per share$0.20 $0.18 $0.25 $0.23 $0.27
Diluted earnings per share$0.20 $0.17 $0.25 $0.23 $0.27


At or For the Three Months
Ended
December 31,
2016
December 31,
2015
Selected Financial Performance Ratios:
Return on average assets0.42% 0.66%
Return on average equity3.92% 5.30%
Interest rate spread3.29% 3.41%
Net interest margin3.30% 3.42%
Non-interest expense to average total assets3.12% 3.06%
Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities102.90% 102.03%
Per Share and Stock Market Data:
Net income per common share$0.20 $0.27
Basic weighted average shares outstanding3,661,351 3,813,658
Book value per share - excluding unallocated ESOP shares$21.39 $20.00
Book value per share - including unallocated ESOP shares$19.69 $18.37
Closing market price$20.70 $18.00
Price to book ratio - excluding unallocated ESOP shares96.77% 90.00%
Price to book ratio - including unallocated ESOP shares105.13% 97.99%


Contact: Kirk Emerich - Executive Vice President and CFO Greg Remus - President and CEO 262-334-5563

Source:Westbury Bancorp, Inc.