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Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania, Inc. Reports Increase in Third Quarter Profit Driven By Net Interest Margin

BALA CYNWYD, Pa., Oct. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania, Inc. (“Company”) (NASDAQ:RBPAA), parent company of Royal Bank America (“Royal Bank”), is pleased to report net income attributable to the Company of $2.3 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, for the three months ended September 30, 2017 compared to $2.0 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, for the three months ended September 30, 2016. Excluding expenses directly related to the merger with Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation of $254 thousand, net income attributable to the Company was $2.5 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, for the three months ended September 30, 2017.

Net income attributable to the Company for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 was $7.1 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, compared to $6.3 million, or $0.17 per diluted share, for the nine months ended September 30, 2016. Excluding expenses directly related to the merger with Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation of $659 thousand, net income attributable to the Company was $7.8 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, for the nine months ended September 30, 2017.

Kevin Tylus, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, noted, "Our net interest margin, which increased 24 basis points from the comparable period in 2016, contributed to the positive results for the third quarter. Credit quality remains strong as we have been able to reduce non-performing assets by 29% during 2017. While we move forward with our merger planning activities with Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation, we continue to be equally focused on the daily operations of the bank and serving our customers.”

The merger with Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation was approved by the Company’s shareholders on May 24, 2017. The merger is subject to certain additional closing conditions, including receipt of applicable regulatory approvals. At this time, the merger has been approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities, one of the two required regulatory agencies. The closing of the merger is expected to occur in the fourth quarter of 2017, pending receipt of final regulatory approval.

Highlights for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 included:

Balance Sheet Trends:

  • At September 30, 2017, total assets were $809.8 million a decrease of $22.7 million, or 2.7%, from $832.5 million at December 31, 2016.
  • Total loans were $594.6 million at September 30, 2017, a decrease of $7.4 million, or 1.2%, from $602.0 million at December 31, 2016.
  • Total deposits were $627.1 million at September 30, 2017, a decrease of $2.4 million, or 0.4%, from $629.5 million at December 31, 2016.

Asset Quality:

  • The ratio of non-performing loans to total loans was 0.85% at September 30, 2017 compared to 1.00% at December 31, 2016.
  • Non-performing loans of $5.1 million at September 30, 2017 decreased $925 thousand, or 15.4%, from $6.0 million at December 31, 2016.
  • The ratio of non-performing assets to total assets was 0.84% at September 30, 2017 compared to 1.15% at December 31, 2016.
  • Non-performing assets of $6.8 million at September 30, 2017 decreased $2.8 million, or 29.1%, from $9.5 million at December 31, 2016. Other real estate owned (“OREO”) has declined $1.9 million, or 52.5%, during the first nine months of 2017 mostly due to sales of the properties.
  • For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017, the Company recorded a provision to the allowance for loan and lease losses of $159 thousand and $513 thousand, respectively, compared to $578 thousand and $987 thousand for the same periods in 2016, respectively. The 2017 provision was primarily attributable to the leasing subsidiary.

Income Statement and Other Highlights:

  • The return on average assets for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 was 1.12% and 1.15%, respectively, compared to 0.99% and 1.04% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016, respectively.
  • The return on average equity for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 was 15.30% and 16.91%, respectively, compared to 11.23% and 11.59% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2016, respectively.
  • At September 30, 2017, the Company’s Tier 1 leverage and Total Risk Based Capital ratios were 9.57% and 14.76%, respectively, compared to 8.49% and 13.30%, respectively, at December 31, 2016. The Common Equity Tier 1 ratio was 9.35% at September 30, 2017 compared to 7.99% at December 31, 2016.
  • Net interest income increased $489 thousand, or 7.5%, from $6.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2016 to $7.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017. Net interest income increased $2.1 million, or 10.8%, from $19.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 to $21.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017. For the three months ended September 30, 2017 compared to the three months ended September 30, 2016, the growth in net interest income was impacted by an increase of 25 basis points in the yield on interest-earning assets. For the nine months ended September 30, 2017 compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2016, the growth in net interest income was impacted by an increase of 30 basis points in the yield on interest-earning assets coupled with an increase of $25.4 million in average interest-earning assets.
  • The net interest margin was 3.66% for the third quarter of 2017 compared to 3.42% for the comparable period in 2016. The net interest margin was 3.70% for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 compared to 3.45% for the nine months ended September 30, 2016. The increase in net interest margin was directly related to an increase in the yield on average interest-earning assets due to a change in the composition of such assets.
  • Non-interest income for the third quarter of 2017 was $431 thousand and decreased $758 thousand from $1.2 million for the third quarter of 2016. Non-interest income for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 was $1.9 million and decreased $1.6 million from $3.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2016. The decrease in non-interest income was primarily related to net gains on the sales of investment securities which declined $248 thousand quarter versus quarter and $1.1 million year over year and income from company owned life insurance which declined $73 thousand quarter versus quarter and $319 thousand year over year.
  • Non-interest expense was $4.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017 compared to $5.0 million for the same period in 2016 and decreased $135 thousand. Included in non-interest expense for the third quarter of 2017 was $254 thousand in merger related expenses. Non-interest expense was $15.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 compared to $15.3 million for the same period in 2016 and increased $144 thousand. Included in non-interest expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 was $659 thousand in merger related expenses.

About Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania, Inc.

Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania, Inc., headquartered in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, is the parent company of Royal Bank America, which is headquartered in Narberth, Pennsylvania. Royal Bank serves growing small and middle market businesses, commercial real estate investors, consumers, and depositors principally in Montgomery, Delaware, Chester, Bucks, Philadelphia and Berks counties in Pennsylvania, central and southern New Jersey, and Delaware. Established in 1963, Royal Bank provides an array of financial products and services through a comprehensive suite of cash management services and twelve branches and two loan production offices. More information on Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania, Inc., Royal Bank America, and its subsidiaries can be found at www.royalbankamerica.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

The foregoing material may contain forward-looking statements. We caution that such statements may be subject to a number of uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially; therefore, readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania, Inc. does not undertake, and specifically disclaims, any obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions that may be made to any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements. For a discussion of the factors that could cause actual results to differ from the results discussed in any such forward-looking statements, see the filings made by Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania, Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report — Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016.

ROYAL BANCSHARES OF PENNSYLVANIA, INC.
CONDENSED INCOME STATEMENT
(unaudited, in thousands, except per share data)
For the three months For the nine months
ended September 30, ended September 30,
2017 2016 2017 2016
Interest income $8,992 $8,460 $27,412 $24,855
Interest expense 1,945 1,902 5,848 5,389
Net Interest Income 7,047 6,558 21,564 19,466
Provision for loan and lease losses 159 578 513 987
Net interest income after provision for loan and lease losses 6,888 5,980 21,051 18,479
Non-interest income 431 1,189 1,885 3,469
Non-interest expense 4,866 5,001 15,412 15,268
Income before taxes 2,453 2,168 7,524 6,680
Income tax expense 80 25 132 85
Net Income 2,373 2,143 7,392 6,595
Less net income attributable to noncontrolling interest 98 113 298 342
Net Income Attributable to Royal Bancshares $2,275 $2,030 $7,094 $6,253
Less Preferred stock Series A accumulated dividend and accretion $- $342 $- $1,014
Net income to common shareholders $2,275 $1,688 $7,094 $5,239
Income Per Common Share – Basic $0.08 $0.06 $0.24 $0.17
Income Per Common Share – Diluted $0.08 $0.06 $0.23 $0.17


SELECTED PERFORMANCE RATIOS:
For the three monthsFor the nine months
ended September 30,ended September 30,
2017 2016 2017 2016
Return on Average Assets 1.12% 0.99% 1.15% 1.04%
Return on Average Equity 15.30% 11.23% 16.91% 11.59%
Average Equity to Average Assets 7.33% 8.86% 6.82% 8.98%
Book Value Per Share$1.99 $1.90 $1.99 $1.90
AtAt
September 30, December 31,
Capital ratios (US GAAP):2017
2016
Company Tier 1 Leverage 9.57% 8.49%
Company Total Risk Based Capital 14.76% 13.30%
Company Common Equity Tier 1 9.35% 7.99%


NON-GAAP MEASURES:
(unaudited, dollars in thousands, except per share data)
For the three months For the nine months
ended September 30, ended September 30,
2017 2016 2017 2016
Net income attributable to Royal Bancshares$ 2,275 $ 2,030 $ 7,094 $ 6,253
Merger expenses 254 - 659 -
Net income attributable to Royal Bancshares (non-GAAP)$ 2,529 $ 2,030 $ 7,753 $ 6,253
Less Preferred stock Series A accumulated dividend and accretion $ - $ 342 $ - $ 1,014
Net income to common shareholders (non-GAAP)$ 2,529 $ 1,688 $ 7,753 $ 5,239
Income per common share – basic and diluted (non-GAAP)$ 0.08 $ 0.06 $ 0.26 $ 0.17
Return on Average Assets 1.25% 0.99% 1.26% 1.04%
Return on Average Equity 17.01% 11.23% 18.48% 11.59%


ROYAL BANCSHARES OF PENNSYLVANIA, INC.
CONDENSED BALANCE SHEET
(unaudited, in thousands)
At Sept. 30,
2017
At December 31,
2016
Cash and cash equivalents$ 25,108 $ 21,230
Investment securities, at fair value 155,508 169,854
Other investment, at cost 2,250 2,250
Federal Home Loan Bank stock 2,036 3,216
Loans and leases
Commercial real estate and multi-family 290,203 284,950
Construction and land development 78,388 83,369
Commercial and industrial 110,861 108,146
Residential real estate 55,643 56,899
Leases 55,270 61,838
Tax certificates 1,290 3,705
Consumer 2,910 3,102
Loans and leases 594,565 602,009
Allowance for loan and lease losses (10,123) (10,420)
Loans and leases, net 584,442 591,589
Company owned life insurance 21,030 20,781
Other real estate owned, net 1,680 3,536
Premises and equipment, net 4,748 5,398
Accrued interest receivable 2,975 3,968
Other assets 10,057 10,663
Total Assets$ 809,834 $ 832,485
Deposits$ 627,066 $ 629,546
Borrowings 75,000 104,000
Other liabilities 21,419 20,892
Subordinated debentures 25,774 25,774
Royal Bancshares shareholders’ equity 59,876 51,648
Noncontrolling interest 699 625
Total Equity 60,575 52,273
Total Liabilities and Equity$ 809,834 $ 832,485


ROYAL BANCSHARES OF PENNSYLVANIA, INC.
NET INTEREST INCOME AND MARGIN
(unaudited, in thousands, except percentages)
For the three months ended For the three months ended
September 30, 2017 September 30, 2016
Average
Balance
Interest Yield Average
Balance
Interest Yield
Cash and cash equivalents $ 17,446 $ 57 1.30% $ 12,107 $ 15 0.49%
Investment securities 143,825 827 2.28% 188,194 1,099 2.32%
Loans 601,966 8,108 5.34% 561,904 7,346 5.20%
Total interest-earning assets 763,237 8,992 4.67% 762,205 8,460 4.42%
Non-interest earning assets 41,067 49,734
Total average assets $ 804,304 $ 811,939
Interest-bearing deposits
NOW and money markets $ 197,465 $ 278 0.56% $ 213,926 $ 185 0.34%
Savings 84,004 127 0.60% 79,851 143 0.71%
Certificates of deposit 244,893 782 1.27% 208,902 758 1.44%
Total interest-bearing deposits 526,362 1,187 0.89% 502,679 1,086 0.86%
Borrowings 100,904 758 2.98% 122,432 816 2.65%
Total interest-bearing liabilities 627,266 1,945 1.23% 625,111 1,902 1.21%
Non-interest bearing deposits 96,648 89,749
Other liabilities 21,411 25,171
Shareholders' equity 58,979 71,908
Total average liabilities and equity $ 804,304 $ 811,939
Net interest income $ 7,047 $ 6,558
Net interest margin 3.66% 3.42%


ROYAL BANCSHARES OF PENNSYLVANIA, INC.
NET INTEREST INCOME AND MARGIN
(unaudited, in thousands, except percentages)
For the nine months ended For the nine months ended
September 30, 2017 September 30, 2016
Average
Balance
Interest Yield Average
Balance
Interest Yield
Cash and cash equivalents $ 9,169 $ 90 1.31% $ 13,246 $ 48 0.48%
Investment securities 160,347 2,809 2.34% 202,856 3,639 2.40%
Loans 609,655 24,513 5.38% 537,656 21,168 5.26%
Total interest-earning assets 779,171 27,412 4.70% 753,758 24,855 4.40%
Non-interest earning assets 43,741 48,730
Total average assets $ 822,912 $ 802,488
Interest-bearing deposits
NOW and money markets $ 207,671 $ 775 0.50% $ 222,761 $ 595 0.36%
Savings 84,852 382 0.60% 71,537 377 0.70%
Time deposits 241,749 2,316 1.28% 208,256 2,221 1.42%
Total interest-bearing deposits 534,272 3,473 0.87% 502,554 3,193 0.85%
Borrowings 117,529 2,375 2.70% 118,321 2,196 2.48%
Total interest-bearing liabilities 651,801 5,848 1.20% 620,875 5,389 1.16%
Non-interest bearing deposits 92,091 86,189
Other liabilities 22,921 23,339
Shareholders' equity 56,099 72,085
Total average liabilities and equity $ 822,912 $ 802,488
Net interest income $ 21,564 $ 19,466
Net interest margin 3.70% 3.45%


ROYAL BANCSHARES OF PENNSYLVANIA, INC.
ASSET QUALITY TRENDS
(unaudited, in thousands, except percentages)
At
September 30,
2017
At
December 31,
2016
Non-performing loans$ 4,613 $ 4,100
Non-performing tax certificates 469 1,907
Total nonperforming loans 5,082 6,007
Other real estate owned-loans - 236
Other real estate owned-tax certificates 1,680 3,300
Total other real estate owned 1,680 3,536
Total nonperforming assets$ 6,762 $ 9,543
Ratio of non-performing loans to total loans 0.85% 1.00%
Ratio of non-performing assets to total assets 0.84% 1.15%
Ratio of allowance for loan and lease losses to total loans 1.70% 1.73%
Ratio of allowance for loan and lease losses to non-performing loans 199.18% 173.46%

Contact Information

Michael Thompson
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
(610) 677-2216
mthompson@royalbankamerica.com

Source:Royal Bancshares of Pennsylvania, Inc.