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Hibernia Bancorp, Inc. Reports Operating Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2017

NEW ORLEANS, May 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hibernia Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) (OTCBB:HIBE), the holding company of Hibernia Bank (“Hibernia” or the “Bank”), today reported net income of $83,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, compared to net income of $59,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2016. Earnings per basic and diluted share were $0.11 and $0.10, respectively, for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, compared to $0.07 per basic and diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2016.

For the quarter ended March 31, 2017, net interest income increased by 3.2% to $941,000 from $912,000 for quarter ended March 31, 2016. Total interest and dividend income increased $71,000, or 6.5%, for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2016. The increase in interest and dividend income as compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2016 was primarily due to an increase in loan volume, and to a lesser extent, due to an increase in average yields on loans, investment securities and interest-bearing cash. Total interest expense increased $42,000, or 22.8%, for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2016. Higher interest expense for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 as compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2016 was primarily due to a higher average rate on deposits, and to a lesser extent, a higher average balance of interest bearing deposits as well as an increase in volume and rate on FHLB advances. The net interest margin decreased to 3.25% for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 as compared to 3.30% for the quarter ended March 31, 2016.

Non-interest income remained constant at $43,000 for both quarters ended March 31, 2017 and March 31, 2016. Non-interest expenses for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 increased by $18,000, or 2.2%, compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2016. The increase in non-interest expenses was due to increases in data processing expenses and salaries and employee benefits, partially offset by decreases in occupancy expenses.

The Company’s total consolidated assets at March 31, 2017 were $127.9 million compared to $124.7 million at December 31, 2016, an increase of $3.2 million, or 2.6%. The increase in total assets was due to an increase in cash and cash equivalents of $5.0 million partially offset by a decrease in net loans receivable of $1.7 million to $102.7 million at March 31, 2017 from $104.5 million at December 31, 2016.

Non-performing assets, defined as non-accrual loans, accruing loans past due 90 days or more and other real estate owned, decreased slightly to 0.2% from 0.3% of total assets, totaling $217,000 at March 31, 2017, compared to $316,000 at December 31, 2016. The non-performing assets at March 31, 2017 consisted of four loans secured by first mortgages on one-to-four family residential real estate. At March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, there was no other real estate owned.

Our allowance for loan and lease losses was $841,000 at both March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, or 0.81% and 0.80%, respectively, of total loans at such dates. Due to the decline in the volume of loans outstanding as well as a slight reduction in non-performing assets and past due loans there were no provisions for loan and lease losses for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. Management believes that the allowance for loan and lease losses is sufficient to cover any losses that may be incurred on its loans. The Company reported no net charge-offs for the quarters ended March 31, 2017 and March 31, 2016.

The Company’s total stockholders’ equity increased to $20.5 million as of March 31, 2017 from $20.4 million as of December 31, 2016. During the quarter ended March 31, 2017, the Company did not repurchase any shares of its common stock. The Company has 62,900 shares available under the sixth stock repurchase program. The Company’s book value per share increased to $24.23 at March 31, 2017 from $24.06 at December 31, 2016 due to our net income for the quarter. Hibernia Bank’s regulatory capital levels continue to exceed requirements for well capitalized institutions.

Statements contained in this news release which are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements identified by words like “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” and “intend” or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “would,” “should,” “could” or “may.” Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors, including, but not limited to, changes in interest rates, changes in demand for loans, deposits and other financial services in the Company's market area, changes in asset quality and general economic conditions. We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

Hibernia Bank, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Hibernia Bancorp, Inc., has served the New Orleans metropolitan area since 1903. Operating from its main office and two branches, Hibernia Bank offers loan, deposit and on-line banking services to commercial and individual customers in the New Orleans metropolitan area. Additional information about Hibernia Bank is available at www.hibbank.com.

Hibernia Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiary
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION
(In thousands)
March 31, December 31,
2017 2016
(Unaudited)
ASSETS
Cash - Non-Interest Bearing $940 $1,176
Cash - Interest Bearing 9,836 4,608
Total Cash and Cash Equivalents 10,776 5,784
Certificates of Deposit 100 100
Securities - Available For Sale 8,580 8,763
Loans Receivable, Net of Allowances for Loan
Losses of $841,000 at March 31, 2017
and December 31, 2016 102,740 104,467
Accrued Interest Receivable 300 266
Investment in FHLB Stock 271 187
Investment in FNBB Stock 210 210
Premises and Equipment, Net 4,272 4,351
Deferred Income Taxes 416 417
Prepaid Expenses and Other Assets 226 159
TOTAL ASSETS $127,891 $124,704
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
LIABILITIES
Deposits
Non-Interest Bearing $9,576 $9,217
Interest Bearing 91,638 91,698
Total Deposits 101,214 100,915
Escrow Balances 328 629
FHLB Advances 5,500 2,500
Accrued Interest Payable 60 62
Accounts Payable and Other Liabilities 291 248
TOTAL LIABILITIES 107,393 104,354
EQUITY
Preferred Stock, $.01 par value - 1,000,000 shares authorized; none issued - -
Common Stock, $.01 par value - 9,000,000 shares authorized; 845,843 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016 8 8
Additional Paid in Capital 11,128 11,118
Unallocated Common Stock held by:
Employee Stock Ownership Plan (597) (606)
Recognition and Retention Plan (133) (133)
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss, Net of Tax Effects (20) (66)
Retained Earnings 10,112 10,029
TOTAL EQUITY 20,498 20,350
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY $127,891 $124,704


Hibernia Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiary
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
2017 2016
(Unaudited)
Total Interest and Dividend Income $1,167 $1,096
Total Interest Expense 226 184
Net Interest Income 941 912
Provision For Loan Losses - 24
Net Interest Income After Provision For
Loan Losses 941 888
Total Non-Interest Income 43 43
Non-Interest Expenses
Salaries and Employee Benefits 422 409
Occupancy Expenses 120 134
Data Processing 113 99
Professional Fees 45 43
Other Non-Interest Expenses 151 148
Total Non-Interest Expenses 851 833
Income Before Income Taxes 133 98
Income Tax Expense 50 39
NET INCOME $83 $59
INCOME PER COMMON SHARE
Basic $0.11 $0.07
Diluted $0.10 $0.07

CONTACT: A. Peyton Bush, III, President and Chief Executive Officer Donna T. Guerra, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer 504-522-3203

Source:Hibernia Bancorp, Inc.