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Redwood Capital Bancorp Announces Record Quarterly and Annual Profitability – Cash Dividend Affirmed

EUREKA, Calif., Feb. 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- REDWOOD CAPITAL BANCORP (OTCBB:RWCB), the only locally owned and operated community bank holding company in Humboldt County, announced unaudited financial results for the three and twelve month periods ended December 31, 2016. The community bank holding company reported record quarterly and annual profits while reaffirming its ongoing quarterly cash dividends.

President and CEO John Dalby stated, “Recently, Redwood Capital Bank received the honor of being named the #1 Small Business Administration Lender (SBA) in Humboldt County for the second consecutive year. We are pleased that our high-touch, personalized business culture allows us the opportunity to offer customized lending solutions to our business clients. Our loan pipeline remains robust as our team continues to expand relationships within the Humboldt County market.”

Total assets as of December 31, 2016 were $332.5 million, a slight decrease of 1% over the September 30, 2016 figure and a modest increase of 5% over the December 31, 2015 reported figures. Total deposits stood at $303.8 million as of December 31, 2016, 1% less than the September 30, 2016 figures and 5% higher than the December 31, 2015 numbers. The company again reported strong loan growth for the quarter and year. Total loans as of December 31, 2016, net of unearned income, were $244.8 million, an increase of 3% over the prior quarter and 9% over the year ended December 31, 2015.

Consolidated net interest income for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2016 totaled $3,045,000 and $11,808,000, up 3% from the figure reported for the three months ended September 30, 2016 and up 8% for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015. The company also reported net income for the fourth quarter of 2016 of $774,000, while record earnings for the year ended December 31, 2016 were reported as $2,695,000. The earnings represented a 16% increase over the September 30, 2016 quarter and a strong increase of 19% over the year ended December 31, 2015. The improvement in net income performance during the fourth quarter and full year are attributed to stout loan growth, outstanding FNMA loan originations, and strong cost controls.

Additionally, the Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $.06 per share, payable on February 10, 2017 to shareholders of record at the close of business on January 31, 2017. The dividend is equivalent to an annual rate of $0.24 per share or 1.63%, based upon a market price of $14.70 per common share. Since January 28, 2016 the rise in the company’s stock price, combined with dividends, has generated a total return of over 38%.

“As we close out 2016, I am grateful for the incredible efforts from our team which have resulted in an excellent performance. The year-end results are a direct reflection of these endeavors. Our Board of Directors, staff and management have been diligent and dedicated to working for the benefit of our shareholders and our community. We look forward to 2017 with the same enthusiasm and dedication,” Dalby concluded.

For more information regarding Redwood Capital Bancorp, please visit our website at www.redwoodcapitalbank.com, contact Fred Moore, CFO, at (707) 444-9840, or stop by our headquarters and main office at 402 “G” Street, Eureka, CA 95501.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties may include but are not necessarily limited to fluctuations in interest rates, inflation, government regulations and general economic conditions, and competition within the business areas in which the bank is conducting its operations, including the real estate market in California and other factors beyond the bank’s control. Such risks and uncertainties could cause results for subsequent interim periods or for the entire year to differ materially from those indicated. Readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which reflect management’s view only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

Redwood Capital Bancorp
Selected Consolidated Financial Results - Unaudited
(In Thousands - except share data)
Period Ended%
12/31/20169/30/2016Change
Balance Sheet Data (at period end)
Total assets $332,505$334,937-1%
Total deposits 303,847 306,351-1%
Total loans (net) 244,756 237,0403%
Common equity 21,853 21,3962%
Common shares outstanding 1,903,575 1,903,5750%
Summary of Operations (Current Quarter)
Interest income 3,235 3,1503%
Interest expense 190 193-2%
Net Interest Income 3,045 2,9563%
Non-interest income 405 3972%
Non-interest expense 2,172 2,216-2%
Net Income before provision 1,278 1,13812%
Provision for loan losses - 45-100%
Income before taxes 1,278 1,09317%
Income taxes 504 42618%
Net Income 774 66816%
Earnings per share (fully diluted) $0.41$0.3516%
Book value per common share $11.48$11.242%
Period Ended%
12/31/201612/31/2015Change
Balance Sheet Data (at period end)
Total assets $332,505$317,1345%
Total deposits 303,847 290,0865%
Total loans (net) 244,756 223,5879%
Common equity 21,853 19,54112%
Common shares outstanding 1,903,575 1,882,1431%
Summary of Operations (Current Quarter)
Interest income 3,235 3,0317%
Interest expense 190 202-6%
Net Interest Income 3,045 2,8298%
Non-interest income 405 35713%
Non-interest expense 2,172 2,0964%
Net Income before provision 1,278 1,09017%
Provision for loan losses - 80-100%
Income before taxes 1,278 1,01027%
Income taxes 504 393-28%
Net Income 774 61725%
Earnings per share (fully diluted) $0.41$0.3324%
Book value per common share $11.49$10.3911%
Summary of Operations (Year to Date)
Interest income 12,603 11,6818%
Interest expense 795 72610%
Net Interest Income 11,808 10,9558%
Non-interest income 1,612 1,40914%
Non-interest expense 8,794 8,3326%
Net Income before provision 4,626 4,03215%
Provision for loan losses 135 420-68%
Income before taxes 4,491 3,61224%
Income taxes 1,796 1,33834%
Net Income 2,695 2,27419%
Earnings per share (fully diluted) $1.42$1.2117%
Book value per common share $11.48$10.3811%

Source:Redwood Capital Bank