Anchor Bancorp Reports Net Income of $420,000 or $0.17 Per Diluted Share for the Second Fiscal Quarter of 2017

LACEY, Wash., Jan. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Anchor Bancorp (NASDAQ:ANCB) (“Company”), the holding company for Anchor Bank (“Bank”), today reported second quarter earnings for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017. For the quarter ended December 31, 2016, the Company reported net income of $420,000 or $0.17 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $286,000 or $0.12 per diluted share for the quarter ended December 31, 2015. For the six months ended December 31, 2016, the Company reported net income of $993,000 or $0.41 per diluted share, compared to net income of $59,000 or $0.02 per diluted share for the same period last year.

“I am pleased with our continued loan growth of $3.1 million or 0.89% for the quarter; additionally we have maintained a strong net interest margin at 4.16%,” stated Jerald L. Shaw, President and Chief Executive Officer. While our efficiency ratio increased from September 30, 2016 we continue to focus on increasing our income and reducing expenses, which we believe will improve our efficiency ratio over time," stated Mr. Shaw.

Fiscal Second Quarter Highlights

  • Loans receivable, net, increased $6.8 million, or 2.0%, to $354.1 million at December 31, 2016 from $347.4 million at June 30, 2016;
  • Deposits increased $26.7 million, or 8.9%, to $327.6 million at December 31, 2016 from $300.9 million at June 30, 2016;
  • Net interest income before provision for loan losses increased $612,000, or 17.5%, to $4.1 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 compared to $3.5 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2015;
  • Net interest margin ("NIM") remained strong at 4.16% for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 compared to 4.08% for the quarter ended December 31, 2015;
  • Efficiency ratio improved to 86.6% for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 compared to 107.1% for the quarter ended December 31, 2015; and
  • Book value per share at December 31, 2016 increased to $25.58 from $25.12 at June 30, 2016.

Balance Sheet Review

Total assets increased by $9.4 million, or 2.2%, to $440.9 million at December 31, 2016 from $431.5 million at June 30, 2016. Cash and cash equivalents increased by $6.5 million, or 78.1%, to $14.8 million at December 31, 2016, from $8.3 million at June 30, 2016 due to an increase in deposits. Securities available-for-sale and held-to-maturity decreased $1.8 million, or 7.6%, and $694,000 or 11.0%, respectively. The decreases in these portfolios were primarily the result of contractual principal repayments.

Loans receivable, net, increased $6.8 million, or 2.0%, to $354.1 million at December 31, 2016 from $347.4 million at June 30, 2016 as a result of an increase in construction lending. Construction loans increased $22.3 million, or 102.2%, to $44.1 million at December 31, 2016 from $21.8 million at June 30, 2016. There was $58.2 million in undisbursed construction loan commitments at December 31, 2016. Our construction loans consisted primarily of land development loans and loans for the construction of multi-family and hospitality properties. Land loans increased $528,000, or 7.7%, to $7.4 million at December 31, 2016 from $6.8 million at June 30, 2016. Commercial real estate loans decreased $10.0 million, or 6.7%, to $139.5 million at December 31, 2016 from $149.5 million at June 30, 2016. This decrease was partially due to the repayment of a $4.2 million commercial real estate loan secured by a hotel and the sale during the first quarter of a $4.0 million participation interest in a commercial real estate loan which is secured by a parking structure. Commercial business loans decreased $2.0 million, or 5.4%, to $34.8 million at December 31, 2016 from $36.8 million at June 30, 2016. Multi-family loans decreased $1.6 million, or 3.1%, to $52.1 million at December 31, 2016 from $53.7 million at June 30, 2016. One-to-four family loans decreased $1.0 million, or 1.7%, to $60.2 million at December 31, 2016 from $61.2 million at June 30, 2016. Consumer loans decreased $977,000, or 4.4%, to $21.1 million at December 31, 2016 from $22.1 million at June 30, 2016.

Loans receivable consisted of the following at the dates indicated:

December 31,
2016
June 30,
2016
December 31,
2015
(In thousands)
Real estate:
One-to-four family$60,191 $61,230 $63,479
Multi-family52,099 53,742 54,996
Commercial139,529 149,527 131,271
Construction44,057 21,793 11,111
Land loans7,367 6,839 5,087
Total real estate303,243 293,131 265,944
Consumer:
Home equity15,949 16,599 17,147
Credit cards2,731 2,969 3,059
Automobile650 597 589
Other consumer1,791 1,933 2,204
Total consumer21,121 22,098 22,999
Business:
Commercial business34,850 36,848 27,675
Total Loans359,214 352,077 316,618
Less:
Deferred loan fees and loan premiums, net1,226 947 1,220
Allowance for loan losses3,861 3,779 3,879
Loans receivable, net$354,127 $347,351 $311,519

Total liabilities increased $8.5 million between December 31, 2016 and June 30, 2016, primarily as the result of a $26.7 million increase in deposits consisting primarily of an increase in money market accounts, partially offset by the repayment of $19.5 million of FHLB advances during the quarter ended December 31, 2016. The increase in money market accounts was the result of the Bank's deposit marketing campaign; as well as other deposit gathering activities.

Deposits consisted of the following at the dates indicated:

December 31,
2016
June 30,
2016
December 31,
2015
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
(Dollars in thousands)
Noninterest-bearing demand deposits$50,546 15.4% $50,781 16.8% $48,880 16.1%
Interest-bearing demand deposits29,505 9.0 27,419 9.1 25,184 8.3
Money market accounts89,969 27.5 59,270 19.7 60,732 20.1
Savings deposits43,890 13.4 44,986 15.0 44,673 14.8
Certificates of deposit113,686 34.7 118,438 39.4 123,261 40.7
Total deposits$327,596 100.0% $300,894 100.0% $302,730 100.0%

Total stockholders' equity increased $886,000, or 1.4%, to $64.1 million at December 31, 2016 from $63.2 million at June 30, 2016 primarily due to net income of $993,000. This increase was partially offset as the accumulated other comprehensive loss increased $280,000 to $829,000 as a result of unrealized valuation changes on investments available-for-sale.

Credit Quality

Total delinquent loans (past due 30 days or more), increased $444,000 to $3.7 million at December 31, 2016 from $3.3 million at June 30, 2016. The percentage of nonperforming loans, consisting solely of nonaccrual loans, to total loans increased to 0.8% at December 31, 2016 from 0.6% at June 30, 2016. The Company recorded a $75,000 provision for loan losses for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 compared to a $70,000 provision for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 primarily as a result of an increase in our loan portfolio. The allowance for loan losses of $3.9 million at December 31, 2016 represented 1.1% of loans receivable and 139.1% of nonperforming loans. This compares to an allowance of $3.8 million at June 30, 2016, representing 1.1% of loans receivable and 191.6% of nonperforming loans.

Nonperforming loans increased to $2.8 million at December 31, 2016, from $2.0 million at June 30, 2016, and were $2.7 million at December 31, 2015. Nonperforming loans consisted of the following at the dates indicated:

December 31,
2016
June 30,
2016
December 31,
2015
(In thousands)
Real estate:
One-to-four family$2,421 $1,539 $1,965
Commercial201 319
Total real estate2,622 1,858 1,965
Consumer:
Home equity68 16 16
Credit cards 18
Other 1 29
Total consumer68 17 63
Business:
Commercial business85 97 681
Total$2,775 $1,972 $2,709

We restructure our delinquent loans, when appropriate, so our borrowers can continue to make payments while minimizing the Company's potential loss. As of December 31, 2016, June 30, 2016, and December 31, 2015, there were 34, 37, and 39 loans, respectively, with aggregate net principal balances of $5.9 million, $8.8 million, and $9.1 million, respectively, classified as “troubled debt restructurings,” of which, $862,000, $884,000, and $1.5 million, respectively, were included in the nonperforming loans above. At December 31, 2016 the Company had real estate owned ("REO") with a book value of $103,000 compared to $373,000 at June 30, 2016.

Capital

As of December 31, 2016, the Bank was considered "well capitalized" in accordance with its regulatory capital guidelines and exceeded all regulatory capital requirements with Tier 1 Leverage-Based Capital, Common Equity Tier 1 Capital ("CET1"), Tier 1 Risk-Based Capital, and Total Risk-Based Capital ratios of 13.3%, 14.2%, 14.2% and 15.2% respectively. As of December 31, 2015, the Bank's Tier 1 Leverage-Based Capital, Common Equity Tier 1 Capital ("CET1"), Tier 1 Risk-Based Capital and Total Risk-Based Capital ratios were 14.3%, 16.0%, 16.0%, and 17.2%, respectively.

Anchor Bancorp exceeded all regulatory capital requirements with Tier 1 Leverage-Based Capital, CET1, Tier 1 Risk-Based Capital, and Total Risk-Based Capital ratios of 14.3%, 15.2%, 15.2% and 16.2% as of December 31, 2016. As of December 31, 2015, the Company's Tier 1 Leverage-Based Capital, Common Equity Tier 1 Capital ("CET1"), Tier 1 Risk-Based Capital and Total Risk-Based Capital ratios were 15.8%, 17.7%, 17.7% and 18.8%, respectively.

Operating Results

Net interest income. Net interest income before the provision for loan losses increased $612,000, or 17.5%, to $4.1 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 compared to $3.5 million for the same period last year primarily due to the increase in average loans receivable. Average loans receivable, net, for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 increased $69.0 million, or 23.8%, to $359.0 million compared to $290.0 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2015.

The Company's net interest margin increased eight basis points to 4.16% for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 compared to 4.08% for the quarter ended December 31, 2015. The yield on average loan receivable, net, decreased 27 basis points to 5.28% for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 compared to 5.55% for the same period of the prior year. The yield on mortgage-backed securities increased to 1.98% from 1.94% for the same period in the prior year. The average yield on interest-earning assets increased six basis points to 4.96% from 4.90% for the quarters ended December 31, 2016 and 2015. The average cost of total deposits decreased five basis points to 0.99% for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 compared to 1.04% for the same period in the prior year. The average cost of interest-bearing liabilities decreased four basis points to 1.00% for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 compared to 1.04% for the same period in the prior year. The average yield on interest-earning assets increased one basis point to 4.95% for the six months ended December 31, 2016 compared to 4.94% for the same period in the prior year. The average cost of interest-bearing liabilities decreased four basis points to 1.00% for the six months ended December 31, 2016 compared to 1.04% for the same period of the prior year.

Provision for loan losses. In connection with its analysis of the loan portfolio, management determined that a $75,000 provision for loan losses was required for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 compared to a $70,000 for the quarter ended December 31, 2015, primarily reflecting our recent loan growth. Provision for loan losses for the six months ended December 31, 2016 was $150,000 compared to $90,000 for the same period last year.

Noninterest income. Noninterest income decreased $177,000, or 15.2%, to $986,000 for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 compared to $1.2 million for the same quarter a year ago. The decrease in noninterest income was primarily attributable to the $146,000, or 54.3% decrease in other income in the quarter ended December 31, 2016 to $123,000 compared to $269,000 for the same quarter a year ago primarily due to a decrease in prepayment penalties on multi-family loans. In addition, gain on sale of loans decreased $68,000, or 101.5%, to a loss of $1,000 primarily due to a shift in interest rates in the secondary loan market. These decreases were partially offset by an increase of $23,000, or 12.5%, to $207,000 for other loan fees. Noninterest income decreased $64,000, or 2.9%, to $2.1 million during the six months ended December 31, 2016 compared to $2.2 million for the same period in 2015.

Noninterest expense. Noninterest expense decreased $581,000, or 11.6%, to $4.4 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 from $5.0 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2015. The decrease in noninterest expense was primarily due to a $519,000, or 18.4%, decrease in compensation and benefits expense primarily due to a $653,000 reduction in stock-based compensation related to the Anchor Bancorp 2015 Equity Plan. General and administrative expenses were $833,000 for the quarter ended December 31, 2016, a decrease of $161,000, or 16.2%, compared to the same period in the previous year primarily resulting from the absence of proxy contest costs of $195,000 for the quarter ended December 31, 2015. These decreases were partially offset by an increase of $125,000, or 30.1%, for information technology expense to $540,000 for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 from $415,000 for the quarter ended December 31, 2015 primarily due the purchase of new loan production software. Noninterest expense decreased $311,000, or 3.4%, to $8.7 million during the six months ended December 31, 2016 compared to $9.1 million for the same period in 2015.

About the Company
Anchor Bancorp is headquartered in Lacey, Washington and is the parent company of Anchor Bank, a community-based savings bank primarily serving Western Washington through its 10 full-service banking offices (including one Wal-Mart in-store location) within Grays Harbor, Thurston, Lewis, Pierce and Mason counties, and one loan production office located in King County, Washington. The Company's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "ANCB" and is included in the Russell 2000 Index. For more information, visit the Company's web site www.anchornetbank.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:
Certain matters discussed in this press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, expectations of the business environment in which we operate, projections of future performance, perceived opportunities in the market, potential future credit experience, and statements regarding our mission and vision. These forward-looking statements are based upon current management expectations and may, therefore, involve risks and uncertainties. Our actual results, performance, or achievements may differ materially from those suggested, expressed, or implied by forward-looking statements as a result of a wide variety or range of factors including, but not limited to: increased competitive pressures; changes in the interest rate environment; the credit risks of lending activities, including changes in the level and trend of loan delinquencies and write-offs that may be impacted by deterioration in the housing and commercial real estate markets and may lead to increased losses and nonperforming assets in our loan portfolio, and may result in our allowance for loan losses not being adequate to cover actual losses, and require us to materially increase our reserves; changes in general economic conditions and conditions within the securities markets; legislative and regulatory changes; results of examinations of us by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and our bank subsidiary by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions, Division of Banks or other regulatory authorities, including the possibility that any such regulatory authority may, among other things, require us to increase our reserve for loan losses, write-down assets, change our regulatory capital position or affect our ability to borrow funds or maintain or increase deposits, which could adversely affect our liquidity and earnings and other factors described in the Company’s latest annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission-which are available on our website at www.anchornetbank.com and on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Any of the forward-looking statements that we make in this Press Release and in the other public statements we make may turn out to be wrong because of the inaccurate assumptions we might make, because of the factors illustrated above or because of other factors that we cannot foresee. Because of these and other uncertainties, our actual future results may be materially different from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements made by or on our behalf and the Company's operating and stock price performance may be negatively affected. Therefore, these factors should be considered in evaluating the forward-looking statements, and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements. We do not undertake and specifically disclaim any obligation to revise any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements. These risks could cause our actual results for fiscal 2017 and beyond to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements by, or on behalf of us, and could negatively affect the Company’s operations and stock price performance.

ANCHOR BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION
(Dollars in thousands) (unaudited)

December 31,
2016
June 30,
2016
ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents$14,816 $8,320
Securities available-for-sale, at fair value21,863 23,665
Securities held-to-maturity, at amortized cost5,597 6,291
Loans held for sale1,991 1,864
Loans receivable, net of allowance for loan losses of $3,861 and $3,779354,127 347,351
Bank owned life insurance investment, net of surrender charges19,777 19,515
Accrued interest receivable1,240 1,182
Real estate owned, net103 373
Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) stock, at cost2,179 2,959
Property, premises and equipment, net9,705 10,001
Deferred tax asset, net8,634 8,870
Prepaid expenses and other assets879 1,113
Total assets$440,911 $431,504
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
LIABILITIES
Deposits:
Noninterest-bearing$50,546 $50,781
Interest-bearing277,050 250,113
Total deposits327,596 300,894
FHLB advances42,500 62,000
Advance payments by borrowers for taxes and insurance1,229 1,114
Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan liability1,697 1,691
Accounts payable and other liabilities3,807 2,609
Total liabilities376,829 368,308
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value per share authorized 5,000,000 shares; no shares
issued or outstanding
Common stock, $0.01 par value per share, authorized 45,000,000 shares; 2,504,740
issued and outstanding at December 31, 2016 and 2,515,803 issued and outstanding at
June 30, 2016
25 25
Additional paid-in capital22,298 22,157
Retained earnings43,228 42,235
Unearned Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) shares(640) (672)
Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of tax(829) (549)
Total stockholders’ equity64,082 63,196
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$440,911 $431,504


ANCHOR BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data) (unaudited)
Three Months Ended
December 31,
Six Months Ended
December 31,
2016 2015 2016 2015
Interest income:
Loans receivable, including fees$4,742 $4,024 $9,394 $8,042
Securities30 21 53 37
Mortgage-backed securities140 164 307 345
Total interest income4,912 4,209 9,754 8,424
Interest expense:
Deposits659 671 1,279 1,341
FHLB advances135 32 285 62
Total interest expense794 703 1,564 1,403
Net interest income before provision for loan losses4,118 3,506 8,190 7,021
Provision for loan losses75 70 150 90
Net interest income after provision for loan losses4,043 3,436 8,040 6,931
Noninterest income:
Deposit service fees348 331 696 703
Other deposit fees179 180 373 358
Other loan fees207 184 442 328
(Loss) gain on sale of loans(1) 67 100 128
Bank owned life insurance investment130 132 262 289
Other income123 269 270 401
Total noninterest income986 1,163 2,143 2,207
Noninterest expense:
Compensation and benefits2,296 2,815 4,606 4,835
General and administrative expenses833 994 1,569 1,728
Real estate owned holding costs19 16 37 65
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation insurance premiums24 64 92 133
Information technology540 415 1,025 857
Occupancy and equipment441 449 948 939
Deposit services128 122 240 235
Marketing167 130 267 255
Loss on sale of property, premises and equipment 1 4
(Gain) loss on sale of real estate owned(27) (4) (40) 4
Total noninterest expense4,421 5,002 8,744 9,055
Income before provision for income taxes608 (403) 1,439 83
Provision for income taxes188 (117) 446 24
Net income (loss)$420 $(286) $993 $59
Basic earnings (loss) per share$0.17 $(0.12) $0.41 $0.02
Diluted earnings (loss) per share$0.17 $(0.12) $0.41 $0.02
Weighted average number of basic shares outstanding2,404,292 2,436,650 2,396,421 2,454,097
Weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding2,424,976 2,437,729 2,417,617 2,455,176


As of or For the
Quarter Ended
(unaudited)
December 31,
2016
September 30,
2016
June 30,
2016
December 31,
2015
(Dollars in thousands)
SELECTED PERFORMANCE RATIOS
Return (loss) on average assets (1)0.39% 0.54% 0.32% (0.31)%
Return (loss) on average equity (2)2.85 3.88 2.31 (2.01)
Average equity-to-average assets (3)13.76 13.95 14.07 15.17
Interest rate spread(4)3.95 3.95 3.94 3.86
Net interest margin (5)4.16 4.16 4.14 4.08
Efficiency ratio (6)86.6 82.7 89.9 107.1
Average interest-earning assets to average
interest-bearing liabilities
125.4 126.5 126.0 126.8
Other operating expenses as a percent of average
total assets
4.1% 4.1% 4.4% 5.3%
Book value per common share$25.58 $25.46 $25.12 $25.86
Tangible book value per common share (7)$25.50 $25.37 $25.04 $25.76
CAPITAL RATIOS (Anchor Bank)

Tier 1 leverage13.3% 13.3% 13.5% 14.3%
Common equity tier 1 capital14.2 14.3 14.7 16.0
Tier 1 risk-based14.2 14.3 14.7 16.0
Total risk-based15.2 15.3 15.7 17.2
ASSET QUALITY
Nonaccrual and loans 90 days or more past due and still
accruing interest as a percent of total loans
0.8% 0.7% 0.6% 0.9%
Allowance for loan losses as a percent of total loans1.1 1.1 1.1 1.2
Allowance as a percent of total nonperforming loans139.1 157.9 191.6 143.2
Nonperforming assets as a percent of total assets0.7 0.6 0.6 8.0
Net charge-offs (recoveries) to average outstanding loans0.10% 0.01% 0.11% (0.04)%
Classified loans$3,115 $3,185 $2,773 $3,321
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(1) Net income (loss) divided by average total assets, annualized.
(2) Net income (loss) divided by average equity, annualized.
(3) Average equity divided by average total assets.
(4) Difference between weighted average yield on interest-earning assets and weighted average rate on interest-bearing liabilities.
(5) Net interest income as a percentage of average interest-earning assets.
(6) Noninterest expense divided by the sum of net interest income and noninterest income.
(7) Tangible book value per common share excludes intangible assets. Tangible assets excludes intangible assets. This ratio represents a non-GAAP financial measure. See also Non-GAAP Financial Measures reconciliation in the table below.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures:
In addition to results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles utilized in the United States ("GAAP”), this earnings release contains the tangible book value per share, a non-GAAP financial measure. We calculate tangible common equity by excluding intangible assets from stockholders’ equity. We calculate tangible book value per share by dividing tangible common equity by the number of common shares outstanding. We calculate tangible common equity by excluding intangible assets from stockholders' equity. The Company believes that this measure is consistent with the capital treatment by our bank regulatory agencies, which excludes intangible assets from the calculation of risk-based capital ratios and presents this measure to facilitate comparison of the quality and composition of the Company's capital over time and in comparison to its competitors. This non-GAAP financial measure has inherent limitations, is not required to be uniformly applied and is not audited. Further, the non-GAAP financial measure should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for book value per share or total stockholders' equity determined in accordance with GAAP and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. Reconciliations of the GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures are presented below.

December 31,
2016
September 30,
2016
June 30,
2016
December 31,
2015
(In thousands)
Stockholders' equity$64,082 $63,778 $63,196 $63,285
Less: intangible assets213 216 206 242
Tangible common stockholders' equity$63,869 $63,562 $62,990 $63,043
Total assets$440,911 $435,963 $431,504 $399,421
Less: intangible assets213 216 206 242
Tangible assets$440,698 $435,747 $431,298 $399,179
Tangible common stockholders' equity$63,869 $63,562 $62,990 $63,043
Common shares outstanding at end of period2,504.74 2,505,219 2,515,803 2,447,314
Common stockholders' equity (book value)
per share (GAAP)
$25.58 $25.46 $25.12 $25.86
Tangible common stockholders' equity (tangible
book value) per share (non-GAAP)
$25.50 $25.37 $25.04 $25.76

Contact: Jerald L. Shaw, President and Chief Executive Officer Terri L. Degner, EVP and Chief Financial Officer Anchor Bancorp (360) 491-2250

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