VANCOUVER, Wash., Jan. 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Riverview Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:RVSB) (“Riverview” or the “Company”) today reported that earnings increased to $2.0 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, in the third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2016, compared to $1.7 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, in the third fiscal quarter one year ago. In the preceding quarter, Riverview earned $1.7 million, or $0.07 per diluted share. In the first nine months of fiscal 2017, net income increased to $5.4 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, compared to $5.0 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, in the first nine months of fiscal 2016.
“Strong loan growth, improved operating efficiencies and an expanding net interest margin fueled our earnings during the quarter,” stated Pat Sheaffer, chairman and chief executive officer. “With our improving core operating income and growing revenues, coupled with the MBank transaction and other strategic initiatives, we believe Riverview is well positioned for continued profitability improvements.
“Our previously announced purchase and assumption agreement with MBank is still on track to close in February,” Sheaffer continued. “We are excited about the opportunity this transaction will offer to our company, and the transaction fits well into our strategy of further expanding our presence in the Portland market. We expect the acquisition will provide substantial EPS accretion in the first full year. We will continue to look for additional opportunities to expand our brand of community banking in the Portland market area.”
Third Quarter Highlights (at or for the period ended December 31, 2016)
- Net income increased 16.8% to $2.0 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, compared to F3Q16.
- Net interest margin improved to 3.75%.
- Net revenues increased 9.4% to $10.8 million in F3Q17 compared to F3Q16.
- Net loans increased $13.2 million, or 2.1% (8.2% on an annualized basis), during the quarter.
- Loan originations were $68.7 million during the third fiscal quarter.
- Non-performing assets were 0.31% of total assets.
- Total risk-based capital ratio was 15.93% and Tier 1 leverage ratio was 10.81%.
Net revenues for the third fiscal quarter (net interest income plus non-interest income) increased 1.6% to $10.8 million compared to the preceding quarter and increased 9.4% when compared to the third fiscal quarter a year ago. Year-to-date net revenues increased 10.0% to $31.8 million compared to $29.0 million in the same period a year ago.
Riverview’s net interest income increased $414,000 compared to the preceding quarter and $1.0 million compared to the third fiscal quarter a year ago. Year-to-date, net interest income increased $2.6 million, or 12.1%, to $24.4 million compared to $21.8 million in the first nine months of fiscal 2016. Growth in net interest income was driven primarily by an increase in loans receivable and investment security balances during the past year.
“The net interest margin increased during the quarter, as we were able to deploy a significant amount of our excess cash into both our loan and investment portfolios,” said Kevin Lycklama, executive vice president and chief financial officer. Riverview’s net interest margin increased five basis points to 3.75% compared to the preceding quarter. In the first nine months of fiscal 2017, Riverview’s net interest margin improved six basis points to 3.73% compared to 3.67% in the same period one year earlier.
Non-interest income was $2.3 million in the third fiscal quarter compared to $2.6 million in the preceding quarter. Other income during the third quarter included a $108,000 impairment charge on an investment security. In the preceding quarter, other income included $407,000 of income from a Bank Owned Life Insurance (“BOLI”) claim, which was offset by a $132,000 impairment charge on an investment security. In the first nine months of fiscal 2017, non-interest income increased to $7.4 million compared to $7.2 million in the first nine months of fiscal 2016.
Asset management fees were $709,000 during the third fiscal quarter compared to $727,000 in the preceding quarter and $830,000 in the third fiscal quarter a year ago. Riverview Trust Company’s assets under management were $403.3 million at December 31, 2016, compared to $394.6 million at December 31, 2015. Riverview Trust Company opened a second office in the Portland suburb of Lake Oswego during January 2017.
Non-interest expense decreased to $7.9 million during the third fiscal quarter compared to $8.4 million in the preceding quarter. The current quarter included approximately $102,000 in expenses related to the previously announced MBank acquisition and the preceding quarter included approximately $192,000 in acquisition related expenses. In addition, the prior quarter included $475,000 in litigation settlement expenses. Year-to-date, non-interest expense was $24.1 million compared to $22.4 million in the same period one year earlier.
Balance Sheet Review
“Loan growth was robust during the quarter, fueled by our strong local economy,” said Ron Wysaske, president and chief operating officer. “Office buildings and pre-sold single-family construction loans generated the largest increases during the quarter. We continue to see strong loan demand in our local markets, with loan originations totaling $68.7 million during the quarter.”
Net loans increased $13.2 million during the quarter and totaled $654.1 million at December 31, 2016, compared to $640.9 million at September 30, 2016. Net loans have grown $53.5 million, or 8.9%, compared to one year ago.
The commercial loan pipeline totaled $33.9 million at the end of the quarter. Undisbursed construction loans totaled $45.0 million at December 31, 2016, with the majority of the undisbursed construction loans expected to fund during the next few quarters.
Total deposits increased $1.5 million during the quarter to $840.4 million at December 31, 2016. As noted last quarter, deposit balances at September 30, 2016 included a $16 million temporary deposit from a single customer. Deposits from this customer decreased $15 million during the current quarter. Absent this single account, total deposits increased $16.5 million during the third quarter. Average deposits increased $30.2 million during the quarter. Total deposits have grown $92.8 million, or 12.4%, compared to a year ago. Checking account balances increased to 44.0% of total deposits compared to 41.2% a year ago.
Shareholders’ equity was $109.4 million at December 31, 2016 compared to $111.0 million three months earlier and $106.0 million a year earlier. The decrease in shareholders’ equity was due to a decrease in accumulated other comprehensive income as a result of an increase in bond yields during the quarter. Tangible book value per share was $3.72 at December 31, 2016, compared to $3.79 at September 30, 2016 and $3.56 a year ago. A quarterly cash dividend of $0.02 per share was paid on January 24, 2017.
Non-performing loans were $2.8 million, or 0.42% of total loans, at December 31, 2016, compared to $2.4 million, or 0.36% of total loans, three months earlier. REO balances decreased to $298,000 at December 31, 2016 and included $241,000 in sales during the quarter with no write-downs. There were no additions to REO during the quarter.
Classified assets decreased to $4.3 million at December 31, 2016 compared to $5.5 million at September 30, 2016. The classified asset to total capital ratio was 3.8% at December 31, 2016, compared to 4.9% three months earlier.
Net loan recoveries were $226,000 during the third fiscal quarter of 2017 compared to $103,000 in the preceding quarter. The allowance for loan losses at December 31, 2016, totaled $10.3 million, representing 1.55% of total loans and 369.2% of non-performing loans.
Riverview continues to maintain capital levels well in excess of the regulatory requirements to be categorized as “well capitalized” with a total risk-based capital ratio of 15.93%, Tier 1 leverage ratio of 10.81% and tangible common equity to tangible assets ratio of 8.73% at December 31, 2016.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), this press release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures. Riverview believes that certain non-GAAP financial measures provide investors with information useful in understanding the Company’s financial performance; however, readers of this report are urged to review these non-GAAP financial measures in conjunction with GAAP results as reported.
Financial measures that exclude intangible assets and nonrecurring items are non-GAAP measures. To provide investors with a broader understanding of capital adequacy, Riverview provides non-GAAP financial measures for tangible common equity, along with the GAAP measure. Tangible common equity is calculated as shareholders’ equity less goodwill and other intangible assets. In addition, tangible assets are total assets less goodwill and other intangible assets.
The following table provides a reconciliation of ending shareholders’ equity (GAAP) to ending tangible shareholders’ equity (non-GAAP), and ending total assets (GAAP) to ending tangible assets (non-GAAP).
|(Dollars in thousands)||December 31, 2016||September 30, 2016||December 31, 2015||March 31, 2016|
|Tangible shareholders' equity||$||83,828||$||85,414||$||80,421||$||82,701|
Riverview Bancorp, Inc. (www.riverviewbank.com) is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington – just north of Portland, Oregon on the I-5 corridor. With assets of $986 million at December 31, 2016, it is the parent company of the 93 year-old Riverview Community Bank, as well as Riverview Trust Company. The Bank offers true community banking services, focusing on providing the highest quality service and financial products to commercial and retail customers. There are 17 branches, including twelve in the Portland-Vancouver area and three lending centers. For the past 3 years, Riverview has been named Best Bank by the readers of The Vancouver Business Journal, The Columbian and The Gresham Outlook.
“Safe Harbor” statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: expected cost savings, synergies and other financial benefits from our pending purchase of certain assets and assumption of certain liabilities of MBank and Merchants Bancorp pursuant to the Purchase and Assumption Agreement (the "Agreement") with Merchants Bancorp and its wholly owned subsidiary MBank (the "transaction") might not be realized within the expected time frames or at all, and costs or difficulties relating to integration matters might be greater than expected; the requisite approval of Merchants Bancorp’s shareholders and regulatory approvals for the transaction might not be obtained; the Company’s ability to raise common capital; the credit risks of lending activities, including changes in the level and trend of loan delinquencies and write-offs and changes in the Company’s allowance for loan losses and provision for loan losses that may be impacted by deterioration in the housing and commercial real estate markets; changes in general economic conditions, either nationally or in the Company’s market areas; changes in the levels of general interest rates, and the relative differences between short and long term interest rates, deposit interest rates, the Company’s net interest margin and funding sources; fluctuations in the demand for loans, the number of unsold homes, land and other properties and fluctuations in real estate values in the Company’s market areas; secondary market conditions for loans and the Company’s ability to sell loans in the secondary market; results of examinations of us by the Office of Comptroller of the Currency or other regulatory authorities, including the possibility that any such regulatory authority may, among other things, require us to increase the Company’s reserve for loan losses, write-down assets, change Riverview Community Bank’s regulatory capital position or affect the Company’s ability to borrow funds or maintain or increase deposits, which could adversely affect its liquidity and earnings; legislative or regulatory changes that adversely affect the Company’s business including changes in regulatory policies and principles, or the interpretation of regulatory capital or other rules; the Company’s ability to attract and retain deposits; further increases in premiums for deposit insurance; the Company’s ability to control operating costs and expenses; the use of estimates in determining fair value of certain of the Company’s assets, which estimates may prove to be incorrect and result in significant declines in valuation; difficulties in reducing risks associated with the loans on the Company’s balance sheet; staffing fluctuations in response to product demand or the implementation of corporate strategies that affect the Company’s workforce and potential associated charges; computer systems on which the Company depends could fail or experience a security breach; the Company’s ability to retain key members of its senior management team; costs and effects of litigation, including settlements and judgments; the Company’s ability to successfully integrate any assets, liabilities, customers, systems, and management personnel it may in the future acquire into its operations and the Company’s ability to realize related revenue synergies and cost savings within expected time frames and any goodwill charges related thereto; increased competitive pressures among financial services companies; changes in consumer spending, borrowing and savings habits; the availability of resources to address changes in laws, rules, or regulations or to respond to regulatory actions; the Company’s ability to pay dividends on its common stock; and interest or principal payments on its junior subordinated debentures; adverse changes in the securities markets; inability of key third-party providers to perform their obligations to us; changes in accounting policies and practices, as may be adopted by the financial institution regulatory agencies or the Financial Accounting Standards Board, including additional guidance and interpretation on accounting issues and details of the implementation of new accounting methods; other economic, competitive, governmental, regulatory, and technological factors affecting the Company’s operations, pricing, products and services and the other risks described from time to time in our filings with the SEC.
Such forward-looking statements may include projections. Any such projections were not prepared in accordance with published guidelines of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants or the Securities Exchange Commission regarding projections and forecasts nor have such projections been audited, examined or otherwise reviewed by independent auditors of the Company. In addition, such projections are based upon many estimates and inherently subject to significant economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the control of management of the Company. Accordingly, actual results may be materially higher or lower than those projected. The inclusion of such projections herein should not be regarded as a representation by the Company that the projections will prove to be correct.
The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Moreover, you should treat these statements as speaking only as of the date they are made and based only on information then actually known to the Company. The Company does not undertake and specifically disclaims 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 operating and stock price performance.
|RIVERVIEW BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY|
|Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|(In thousands, except share data) (Unaudited)||December 31, 2016||September 30, 2016||31-December 31, 2015||March 31, 2016|
|Cash (including interest-earning accounts of $14,302, $77,509, $16,461||$||28,262||$||93,007||$||28,967||$||55,400|
|Certificate of deposits held for investment||11,291||15,275||17,761||16,769|
|Loans held for sale||1,679||991||400||503|
|Available for sale, at estimated fair value||207,271||152,251||154,292||150,690|
|Held to maturity, at amortized cost||67||69||77||75|
|Loans receivable (net of allowance for loan losses of $10,289, $10,063|
|$10,173, and $9,885)||654,053||640,873||600,540||614,934|
|Real estate owned||298||539||388||595|
|Prepaid expenses and other assets||4,832||4,334||3,236||3,405|
|Accrued interest receivable||2,846||2,421||2,429||2,384|
|Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost||1,060||1,060||988||1,060|
|Premises and equipment, net||13,953||14,206||14,814||14,595|
|Deferred income taxes, net||8,665||7,816||10,814||9,189|
|Mortgage servicing rights, net||390||385||386||380|
|Bank owned life insurance||25,430||25,246||25,488||25,678|
|LIABILITIES AND EQUITY|
|Accrued expenses and other liabilities||10,450||8,175||7,178||7,388|
|Advance payments by borrowers for taxes and insurance||288||837||256||609|
|Junior subordinated debentures||22,681||22,681||22,681||22,681|
|Capital lease obligations||2,459||2,464||2,479||2,475|
|Serial preferred stock, $.01 par value; 250,000 authorized,|
|issued and outstanding, none||-||-||-||-|
|Common stock, $.01 par value; 50,000,000 authorized,|
|December 31, 2016 - 22,510,890 issued and outstanding;|
|September 30, 2016 - 22,507,890 issued and outstanding;||225||225||225||225|
|December 31, 2015 - 22,507,890 issued and outstanding;|
|March 31, 2016 – 22,507,890 issued and outstanding;|
|Additional paid-in capital||64,448||64,425||64,417||64,418|
|Unearned shares issued to employee stock ownership plan||(103||)||(129||)||(206||)||(181||)|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)||(1,920||)||1,258||(216||)||1,083|
|Total shareholders' equity||109,400||110,986||105,993||108,273|
|TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY||$||985,669||$||984,045||$||886,152||$||921,229|
|RIVERVIEW BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY|
|Consolidated Statements of Income|
|Three Months Ended||Nine Months Ended|
|(In thousands, except share data) (Unaudited)||Dec. 31, 2016||Sept. 30, 2016||Dec. 31, 2015||Dec. 31, 2016||Dec. 31, 2015|
|Interest and fees on loans receivable||$||7,883||$||7,631||$||7,109||$||22,954||$||20,758|
|Interest on investment securities - taxable||946||769||702||2,435||1,986|
|Interest on investment securities - nontaxable||11||-||-||11||-|
|Other interest and dividends||112||130||110||344||340|
|Total interest and dividend income||8,952||8,530||7,921||25,744||23,084|
|Interest on deposits||277||279||290||837||893|
|Interest on borrowings||173||163||144||494||417|
|Total interest expense||450||442||434||1,331||1,310|
|Net interest income||8,502||8,088||7,487||24,413||21,774|
|Recapture of loan losses||-||-||-||-||(800||)|
|Net interest income after recapture of loan losses||8,502||8,088||7,487||24,413||22,574|
|Fees and service charges||1,304||1,188||1,312||3,815||3,740|
|Asset management fees||709||727||830||2,258||2,455|
|Net gain on sale of loans held for sale||191||163||125||493||425|
|Bank owned life insurance||185||190||193||566||580|
|Total non-interest income||2,333||2,581||2,417||7,428||7,182|
|Salaries and employee benefits||4,850||4,531||4,452||14,021||13,102|
|Occupancy and depreciation||1,158||1,225||1,200||3,520||3,523|
|Advertising and marketing expense||163||252||149||608||533|
|FDIC insurance premium||77||74||127||273||375|
|State and local taxes||170||146||102||455||362|
|Real estate owned expenses||2||35||65||52||511|
|Total non-interest expense||7,851||8,397||7,349||24,063||22,378|
|INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES||2,984||2,272||2,555||7,778||7,378|
|PROVISION FOR INCOME TAXES||991||592||849||2,408||2,425|
|Earnings per common share:|
|Weighted average number of common shares outstanding:|
|(Dollars in thousands)||At or for the three months ended||At or for the nine months ended|
|Dec. 31, 2016||Sept. 30, 2016||Dec. 31, 2015||Dec. 31, 2016||Dec. 31, 2015|
|Average interest–earning assets||$||900,542||$||867,797||$||806,760||$||869,364||$||789,403|
|Average interest-bearing liabilities||652,195||632,445||597,989||636,795||593,851|
|Net average earning assets||248,347||235,352||208,771||232,569||195,552|
|Average tangible equity||86,872||85,944||82,151||85,689||80,865|
|ASSET QUALITY||Dec. 31, 2016||Sept. 30, 2016||Dec. 31, 2015|
|Non-performing loans to total loans||0.42||%||0.36||%||0.65||%|
|Real estate/repossessed assets owned||$||298||$||539||$||388|
|Non-performing assets to total assets||0.31||%||0.29||%||0.49||%|
|Net recoveries in the quarter||$||(226||)||$||(103||)||$||(60||)|
|Net recoveries in the quarter/average net loans||(0.14||)%||(0.06||)%||(0.04||)%|
|Allowance for loan losses||$||10,289||$||10,063||$||10,173|
|Average interest-earning assets to average|
|Allowance for loan losses to|
|Allowance for loan losses to total loans||1.55||%||1.55||%||1.67||%|
|Shareholders’ equity to assets||11.10||%||11.28||%||11.96||%|
|Total capital (to risk weighted assets)||15.93||%||16.05||%||16.08||%|
|Tier 1 capital (to risk weighted assets)||14.68||%||14.80||%||14.83||%|
|Common equity tier 1 (to risk weighted assets)||14.68||%||14.80||%||14.83||%|
|Tier 1 capital (to leverage assets)||10.81||%||10.95||%||11.11||%|
|Tangible common equity (to tangible assets)||8.73||%||8.91||%||9.34||%|
|DEPOSIT MIX||Dec. 31, 2016||Sept. 30, 2016||Dec. 31, 2015||March 31, 2016|
|Money market deposit accounts||250,900||249,381||226,746||239,544|
|Certificates of deposit||110,260||114,861||123,957||119,382|
|COMPOSITION OF COMMERCIAL AND CONSTRUCTION LOANS|
|Real Estate||Real Estate||& Construction|
|December 31, 2016||(Dollars in thousands)|
|Retail/shopping centers/strip malls||-||60,257||-||60,257|
|Assisted living facilities||-||1,781||-||1,781|
|Single purpose facilities||-||151,258||-||151,258|
|One-to-four family construction||-||-||20,765||20,765|
|March 31, 2016|
|Retail/shopping centers/strip malls||-||61,600||-||61,600|
|Assisted living facilities||-||1,809||-||1,809|
|Single purpose facilities||-||126,524||-||126,524|
|One-to-four family construction||-||-||10,015||10,015|
|LOAN MIX||Dec. 31, 2016||Sept. 30, 2016||Dec. 31, 2015||March 31, 2016|
|(Dollars in thousands)|
|Commercial and construction|
|Other real estate mortgage||432,782||423,729||383,187||399,527|
|Real estate construction||52,707||45,059||23,749||26,731|
|Total commercial and construction||549,890||532,964||479,049||495,655|
|Real estate one-to-four family||85,956||86,321||88,839||88,780|
|Allowance for loan losses||10,289||10,063||10,173||9,885|
|Loans receivable, net||$||654,053||$||640,873||$||600,540||$||614,934|
|DETAIL OF NON-PERFORMING ASSETS|
|December 31, 2016|
|Commercial real estate||1,262||216||-||-||1,478|
|Total non-performing loans||2,063||578||-||146||2,787|
|Total non-performing assets||$||2,063||$||578||$||298||$||146||$||3,085|
|DETAIL OF LAND DEVELOPMENT AND SECULATIVE CONSTRUCTION LOANS|
|December 31, 2016||(dollars in thousands)|
|Land and Spec Construction Loans|
|Total land development and speculative construction||$||1,043||$||2,682||$||25,922||$||29,647|
|At or for the three months ended||At or for the nine months ended|
|SELECTED OPERATING DATA||Dec. 31, 2016||Sept. 30, 2016||Dec. 31, 2015||Dec. 31, 2016||Dec. 31, 2015|
|Efficiency ratio (4)||72.46||%||78.70||%||74.20||%||75.57||%||77.28||%|
|Coverage ratio (6)||108.29||%||96.32||%||101.88||%||101.45||%||97.30||%|
|Return on average assets (1)||0.80||%||0.70||%||0.76||%||0.75||%||0.75||%|
|Return on average equity (1)||7.03||%||5.98||%||6.28||%||6.41||%||6.17||%|
|NET INTEREST SPREAD|
|Yield on loans||4.75||%||4.69||%||4.66||%||4.72||%||4.72||%|
|Yield on investment securities||2.06||%||1.96||%||2.09||%||1.96||%||2.06||%|
|Total yield on interest earning assets||3.95||%||3.90||%||3.91||%||3.93||%||3.89||%|
|Cost of interest bearing deposits||0.18||%||0.18||%||0.20||%||0.18||%||0.21||%|
|Cost of FHLB advances and other borrowings||2.73||%||2.55||%||2.28||%||2.61||%||2.22||%|
|Total cost of interest bearing liabilities||0.27||%||0.28||%||0.29||%||0.28||%||0.29||%|
|Net interest margin||3.75||%||3.70||%||3.69||%||3.73||%||3.67||%|
|PER SHARE DATA|
|Basic earnings per share (2)||$||0.09||$||0.07||$||0.08||$||0.24||$||0.22|
|Diluted earnings per share (3)||0.09||0.07||0.08||0.24||0.22|
|Book value per share (5)||4.86||4.93||4.71||4.86||4.71|
|Tangible book value per share (5)||3.72||3.79||3.56||3.72||3.56|
|Market price per share:|
|High for the period||$||7.61||$||5.41||$||5.11||$||7.61||$||5.11|
|Low for the period||5.23||4.69||4.35||4.3||4.08|
|Close for period end||7||5.38||4.69||7||4.69|
|Cash dividends declared per share||0.02||0.02||0.0175||0.06||0.045|
|Average number of shares outstanding:|
|(1) Amounts for the quarterly periods are annualized.|
|(2) Amounts exclude ESOP shares not committed to be released.|
|(3) Amounts exclude ESOP shares not committed to be released and include common stock equivalents.|
|(4) Non-interest expense divided by net interest income and non-interest income.|
|(5) Amounts calculated based on shareholders’ equity and include ESOP shares not committed to be released.|
|(6) Net interest income divided by non-interest expense.|
|(7) Yield on interest-earning assets less cost of funds on interest-bearing liabilities.|
Contacts: Pat Sheaffer, Ron Wysaske or Kevin Lycklama Riverview Bancorp, Inc. 360-693-6650
Source:Riverview Bancorp, Inc.