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Security Bancorp, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Earnings

MCMINNVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Security Bancorp, Inc. (“Company”) (OTCBB:SCYT), the holding company for Security Federal Savings Bank of McMinnville, Tennessee, today announced consolidated earnings for the second quarter of its fiscal year ended December 31, 2017.

Net income for the three months ended June 30, 2017 was $378,000, or $0.97 per share, compared to $323,000, or $0.84 per share, for the same quarter last year. For the six months ended June 30, 2017, the Company’s net income was $762,000, or $1.97 per share, compared to $645,000, or $1.67 per share, for the same period in 2016.

For the three months ended June 30, 2017, net interest income increased $147,000, or 10.2%, to $1.6 million from $1.4 million for the same period in 2016. For the six months ended June 30, 2017, net interest income increased $274,000, or 9.5%, to $3.1 million from $2.9 million for the same period in 2016. The increase in net interest income for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2017 was primarily the result of an increase in interest income on loans and investments as well as a reduction in the interest expense on customer deposits. Net interest income after provision for loan losses for the three months ended June 30, 2017 was $1.6 million, an increase of $161,000, or 11.5%, from the same period in the previous year. For the six months ended June 30, 2017, net interest income after provision for loan losses increased $292,000, or 10.4%, to $3.1 million from $2.8 million for the same period in 2016. The primary reason for this increase during the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 was an increase in net interest income as well as a decrease in the provision for loan losses.

Non-interest income for the three months ended June 30, 2017 was $425,000 compared to $447,000 for the same quarter of 2016, a decrease of $22,000, or 4.9%. The decrease during the quarter ended June 30, 2017 was primarily attributable to a decrease in the gains on sales of loans. For the six months ended June 30, 2017, non-interest income was $886,000, reflecting a decrease of $8,000, or 0.9%, compared to $894,000 for the same period in 2016. The decrease during the six months ended June 30, 2017 was primarily due to a decrease in other income related to trust account fees.

Non-interest expense for the three months ended June 30, 2017 was $1.4 million, an increase of $56,000, or 4.1%, from $1.3 million for the same period in 2016. For the six months ended June 30, 2017, non-interest expense was $2.8 million, an increase of $92,000, or 3.4%, from $2.7 million for the same period in 2016. The increases during the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 were attributable to increases in employee expense and data processing expense offset by a decrease in insurance premiums.

Consolidated assets of the Company were $194.3 million at June 30, 2017, compared to $190.2 million at December 31, 2016. The $4.0 million, or 2.1%, increase in assets was a result of funds received from an increase in deposits offset by a decrease in repurchase agreements. Loans receivable, net, decreased $421,000, or 0.32%, to $131.9 million at June 30, 2017 from $132.4 million at December 31, 2016. The decrease in loans receivable was primarily attributable to a decrease in real estate loans.

The provision for loan losses decreased $14,000, or 41.2%, to $20,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2017 from $34,000 for the comparable period in 2016. The provision for loan losses was $50,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2017 compared to $68,000 in the comparable period in 2016, a decrease of $18,000, or 26.5%. The decrease in the provision during the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 is the result of improved asset quality.

Non-performing assets decreased $929,000, or 59.5%, to $633,000 at June 30, 2017 from $1.6 million at December 31, 2016. The decrease is attributable to a reduction in non-accrual loans and other real estate owned. Based on its analysis of delinquent loans, non-performing loans and classified loans, management believes that the Company’s allowance for loan losses of $1.5 million at June 30, 2017 was adequate to absorb known and inherent risks in the loan portfolio at that date. At June 30, 2017 the allowance for loan losses to non-performing assets was 234.12%% compared to 92.0% at December 31, 2016.

Investment and mortgage-backed securities available-for-sale increased $1.2 million, or 3.4%, to $36.7 million at June 30, 2017, compared to $35.5 million at December 31, 2016. The increase is attributable to the purchase of investments funded by deposit growth. There were no investment and mortgage-backed securities held-to-maturity at June 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016.

Deposits increased $7.9 million, or 4.9%, to $170.3 million at June 30, 2017 from $162.4 million at December 31, 2016. The increase was primarily attributable to increases in consumer and commercial checking as well as savings accounts. The balance in repurchase agreements was $1.7 million at June 30, 2017 compared to $6.6 million at December 31, 2016, reflecting a decrease of $4.9 million, or 75%.

Stockholders’ equity increased $911,000, or 4.7%, to $20.3 million, or 10.5% of total assets at June 30, 2017 compared to $19.4 million, or 10.2%, of total assets, at December 31, 2016.

Safe-Harbor Statement

Certain matters in this News Release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may relate to, among others, expectations of the business environment in which the Company operates and projections of future performance. These forward-looking statements are based upon current management expectations, and may, therefore, involve risks and uncertainties. The Company’s actual results, performance, or achievements may differ materially from those suggested, expressed, or implied by forward-looking statements as a result of a wide range of factors including, but not limited to, the general business environment, interest rates, competitive conditions, regulatory changes, and other risks.

SECURITY BANCORP, INC.
CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
(unaudited) (dollars in thousands)
OPERATING DATAThree months ended
June 30,
Six months ended
June 30,
2017 2016 2017 2016
Interest income$1,759$1,625 $3,494$3,249
Interest expense 176 189 349 378
Net interest income 1,583 1,436 3,145 2,871
Provision for loan losses 20 34 50 68
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 1,563 1,402 3,095 2,803
Non-interest income 425 447 886 894
Non-interest expense 1,406 1,350 2,792 2,700
Income before income tax expense 582 499 1,189 997
Income tax expense 204 176 427 352
Net income$378$323 $762$645
Net Income per share (basic)$0.97$0.84 $1.97$1.67
FINANCIAL CONDITION DATAAt June 30, 2017At December 31, 2016
Total assets$194,271 $190,242
Investments and mortgage backed securities - available for sale 36,734 35,510
Loans receivable, net 131,946 132,367
Deposits 170,280 162,362
Repurchase agreements 1,682 6,619
Stockholders' equity 20,328 19,417
Non-performing assets 633 1,562
Non-performing assets to total assets 0.33% 0.82%
Allowance for loan losses 1,482 1,437
Allowance for loan losses to total loans receivable 1.11% 1.07%
Allowance for loan losses to non-performing assets 234.12% 92.00%


Contact: Joe Pugh President & Chief Executive Officer (931) 473-4483

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