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Fauquier Bankshares Announces Third Quarter 2017 Results

WARRENTON, Va., Oct. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Fauquier Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: FBSS) parent company of The Fauquier Bank (TFB) reported net income of $1.28 million for the third quarter of 2017 an increase of 29.39% from the previous quarter and 83.52% from the third quarter of 2016. Basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.34 up from $0.26 in the previous quarter and $0.19 for the third quarter of 2016. Net income for the first nine months of 2017 was $3.04 million compared to $2.87 million for the same period of 2016 which included the effects of a one-time recovery of $508,000 from a previously charged-off loan. For the nine months ended September 30, 2017, basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.81 compared to $0.76 for the same period in 2016.

Marc Bogan, President and CEO, said, "We are pleased with the progress made in the third quarter. Our initial challenge was to change the trajectory of earning asset growth and expense management in order to improve profitability. We have seen improvement in most of the components that lead to improved profitability: increased earning assets, increased net interest income, improved margins, and reduced noninterest expense. These, combined with sustained low funding costs and solid expense management, have resulted in much improved profitability. As we go forward, our challenge will pivot to continuing to incrementally improve earning asset growth and expense management, and sustain our progress toward becoming a top performing bank."

Total assets were $631.72 million on September 30, 2017 compared to $624.45 million on December 31, 2016 and $623.88 million on September 30, 2016. Net loans increased $26.72 million or 5.83% to $485.33 million on September 30, 2017 from $458.61 million on December 31, 2016 and increased $32.45 million or 7.17% from $452.87 million on September 30, 2016. Total deposits were $556.21 million on September 30, 2017 compared to $546.16 million and $545.40 million on December 31, 2016 and September 30, 2016, respectively. Low cost transaction deposits (demand and interest checking accounts) were $348.01 million, an increase of $6.87 million from the end of the third quarter of 2016 and decrease of $814,000 from 2016 year end.

Return on average assets (ROAA) was 0.80% and return on average equity (ROAE) was 8.96% for the third quarter of 2017, compared to 0.63% and 7.10%, respectively for the second quarter of 2017 and 0.44% and 5.11%, respectively, for the third quarter of 2016. For the nine month period ended September 30, 2017, return on average assets was 0.65% and return on average equity was 7.27%, compared to 0.63% and 7.13%, respectively, for the nine month period ended September 30, 2016.

Net interest margin was 3.75% in the third quarter of 2017 compared to 3.60% for the previous quarter and 3.45% for the same period in 2016. Net interest income for the third quarter of 2017 increased $282,000 when compared to the prior quarter and increased $521,000 to $5.49 million when compared to $4.97 million for the same period in 2016. Net interest margin was 3.62% for the first nine months of 2017 compared to 3.50% for the same period in 2016. Net interest income for the first nine months of 2017 increased $985,000 to $15.64 million when compared to $14.65 million for the same period in 2016.

Nonperforming assets were $3.79 million, or 0.60% of total assets, on September 30, 2017, compared to $4.58 million, or 0.73% of total assets, on September 30, 2016. Included in nonperforming assets on September 30, 2017 were $2.43 million of nonperforming loans and $1.36 million of other real estate owned. The ratio of nonperforming loans to total loans at the period's end was 0.50% at September 30, 2017 compared to 0.70% at September 30, 2016.

Net loan recoveries in the third quarter of 2017 were $39,000 compared to net loan charge-offs of $609,000 in the third quarter of 2016. Net loan charge-offs for the first nine months of 2017 were $492,000 or 0.11% of average loans, compared to net loan recoveries of $732,000, or (0.16%) of average loans for the same period in 2016. Allowance for loan losses was $4.43 million or 0.90% of total loans on September 30, 2017 compared to $4.42 million or 0.97% of total loans on September 30, 2016. The allowance for loan losses coverage ratio was 1.82 times nonperforming loans on September 30, 2017 compared to 1.37 times for the same period in 2016.

Noninterest income, excluding securities gains and losses, decreased $6,000 to $1.28 million in the third quarter of 2017 compared to $1.29 million in the same quarter of 2016 and increased $76,000 to $4.09 million during the first nine months of 2017 compared to $4.01 million during the same period in 2016. Noninterest expense for the third quarter of 2017 decreased $24,000 to $4.99 million compared to $5.02 million for the third quarter of 2016. Noninterest expense for the first nine months of 2017 was $15.56 million compared to $15.57 million for the first nine months of 2016.

Shareholders' equity increased $2.73 million to $57.19 million on September 30, 2017 compared to $54.45 million on December 31, 2016. The book value per common share was $15.20 as of September 30, 2017. Fauquier Bankshares' stock price closed at $20.80 per share on October 27, 2017.

At September 30, 2017, the Bank's common equity tier 1 capital ratio and tier 1 risk-based capital ratio were 12.07%. The Bank's total risk-based ratio and leverage ratio were 12.96% and 9.51%, respectively, at September 30, 2017. The Bank exceeds all fully phased-in capital requirements of Basel III, effective January 1, 2019, at September 30, 2017.

The Company continues to focus on its growth and profitability strategy for the remainder of 2017 and beyond, including growth in ROAE and ROAA, by increasing our emphasis on promoting products and services that contribute to balance sheet growth while enhancing noninterest income and improving operational processes and cost savings to reduce noninterest expenses. Progress on our strategic initiatives include:

  • Continued growth in all lending sectors by attracting and employing additional lending professionals, originating residential loans for sale on the secondary market, offering new loan products such as secured-based lending through our wealth management line of business, and a strategy of online origination of unsecured commercial and consumer loans to our depositors through a partnership with a third-party Fintech provider.
  • Continued focus on maintaining high credit quality standards by reducing nonperforming loans to total loans.
  • Commitment to continued profitability in the Wealth Management division with three financial planners obtaining professional certifications.
  • Improvement in the net interest margin through increased earning assets and yield, while maintaining low cost of funds through disciplined deposit gathering and pricing strategies.
  • Continued expense control and process improvements throughout the Company.

Fauquier Bankshares, through its operating subsidiary, The Fauquier Bank is an independent, locally-owned, community bank offering a full range of financial services, including internet banking, mobile banking with mobile deposit, commercial, retail, insurance, wealth management, and financial planning services through eleven banking offices throughout Fauquier and Prince William counties in Virginia. Additional information is available at www.tfb.bank or by calling Investor Relations at (800) 638-3798.

This news release may contain "forward-looking statements" as defined by federal securities laws. These statements address issues that involve risks, uncertainties, estimates and assumptions made by management, and actual results could differ materially from the results contemplated by these forward-looking statements. Factors that could have a material adverse effect on our operations and future prospects include, but are not limited to, changes in: interest rates and the shape of the interest rate yield curve, general economic conditions, legislative/regulatory policies, monetary and fiscal policies of the U.S. Government, including policies of the U.S. Treasury, the FDIC and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the quality or composition of the loan and/or investment portfolios, demand for loan products, deposit flows, competition, demand for financial services in our market area, our plans to expand our branch network and increase our market share, and accounting principles, policies and guidelines. Other risk factors are detailed from time to time in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Readers should consider these risks and uncertainties in evaluating our forward-looking statements and should not place undue reliance on such statements. We undertake no obligation to update these statements following the date of this news release.

FAUQUIER BANKSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES


SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA








For the Quarter Ended,


(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Sep. 30, 2017


Jun. 30, 2017


Mar. 30, 2017


Dec. 31, 2016


Sep. 30, 2016





















EARNINGS STATEMENT DATA:










Interest income

$ 6,001


$ 5,713


$ 5,415


$ 5,569


$ 5,423

Interest expense

515


509


469


489


458

Net interest income

5,486


5,204


4,946


5,080


4,965

Provision for loan losses

110


235


50


-


425

Net interest income after provision for loan
losses

5,376


4,969


4,896


5,080


4,540











Noninterest income

1,285


1,393


1,412


1,283


1,291

Noninterest expense

4,993


5,150


5,415


5,357


5,017

Income before income taxes

1,668


1,212


893


1,006


814

Income taxes

387


222


125


198


116

Net income

$ 1,281


$ 990


$ 768


$ 808


$ 698





















PER SHARE DATA:










Net income per share, basic

$ 0.34


$ 0.26


$ 0.20


$ 0.22


$ 0.19

Net income per share, diluted

$ 0.34


$ 0.26


$ 0.20


$ 0.22


$ 0.19

Cash dividends

$ 0.12


$ 0.12


$ 0.12


$ 0.12


$ 0.12

Average basic shares outstanding

3,765,359


3,769,201


3,761,501


3,753,698


3,754,304

Average diluted shares outstanding

3,773,813


3,778,532


3,768,676


3,763,002


3,764,645

Book value at period end

$ 15.20


$ 14.93


$ 14.66


$ 14.51


$ 14.46











BALANCE SHEET DATA:










Total assets

$ 631,717


$ 646,265


$ 630,032


$ 624,445


$ 623,877

Loans, net

485,326


463,309


451,166


458,608


452,874

Investment securities

68,682


65,539


58,212


51,755


47,959

Deposits

556,209


571,902


551,103


546,157


545,402

Transaction accounts (Demand & interest
checking accounts)

348,005


359,725


344,324


348,819


341,135

Shareholders' equity

57,185


56,259


55,267


54,451


54,258











PERFORMANCE RATIOS:










Net interest margin(1)

3.75%


3.60%


3.52%


3.50%


3.45%

Return on average assets

0.80%


0.63%


0.50%


0.51%


0.44%

Return on average equity

8.96%


7.10%


5.68%


5.91%


5.11%

Efficiency ratio(2)

72.62%


76.81%


83.95%


83.01%


79.03%

Yield on earning assets

4.09%


3.94%


3.85%


3.86%


3.77%

Cost of interest bearing liabilities

0.45%


0.45%


0.43%


0.43%


0.40%





























(1)

Net interest margin is calculated as fully taxable equivalent net interest income divided by average earning assets and represents the Company's net yield on its earning assets.









(2)

Efficiency ratio is computed by dividing noninterest expense less gains or losses on sale of other real estate owned by the sum of fully taxable equivalent net interest income and noninterest income, net of securities gains or losses.

FAUQUIER BANKSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES


SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA




For the Quarter Ended,

(Dollars in thousands, except for ratios)

Sep. 30, 2017


Jun. 30, 2017


Mar. 31, 2017


Dec. 31, 2016


Sep. 30, 2016











ASSET QUALITY RATIOS:










Nonperforming loans

$ 2,431


$ 2,322


$ 3,207


$ 3,523


$ 3,219

Other real estate owned

1,356


1,356


1,356


1,356


1,356

Total nonperforming assets

3,787


3,678


4,563


4,879


4,575

Restructured loans still accruing

4,361


4,506


4,541


5,305


5,349

Student loans (U. S. Government 98%
guaranteed) past due 90 or more days and still
accruing

2,129


2,397


2,438


2,538


1,893

Other loans past due 90 or more days and still
accruing

565


104


1


321


-

Total nonperforming and other risk assets

$ 10,842


$ 10,685


$ 11,543


$ 13,043


$ 11,817





















Nonperforming loans to total loans, period end

0.50%


0.50%


0.70%


0.76%


0.70%

Nonperforming assets to period end total assets

0.60%


0.57%


0.72%


0.78%


0.73%

Allowance for loan losses

$ 4,428


$ 4,279


$ 4,447


$ 4,525


$ 4,417

Allowance for loan losses to period end loans

0.90%


0.92%


0.98%


0.98%


0.97%

Allowance for loan losses as percentage of
nonperforming loans, period end

182.15%


184.28%


139.60%


128.44%


137.22%

Net loan charge-offs (recoveries) for the quarter

$ (39)


$ 434


$ 97


$ (108)


$ 609

Net loan charge-offs (recoveries) to average
loans

(0.008%)


0.09%


0.02%


(0.02%)


0.13%





















CAPITAL RATIOS:










Tier 1 leverage ratio (Bank only)

9.51%*


9.36%*


9.44%*


9.23%*


9.16%*

Common equity tier 1 capital ratio (Bank only)

12.07%*


12.35%*


12.43%*


12.22%*


12.21%*

Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio (Bank only)

12.07%*


12.35%*


12.43%*


12.22%*


12.21%*

Total risk-based capital ratio (Bank only)

12.96%*


13.24%*


13.38%*


13.17%*


13.15%*

Tangible equity to total assets (Consolidated
Company)

9.05%


8.71%


8.77%


8.72%


8.70%


















*Reflects Basel III capital requirements effective January 1, 2015. When fully phased-in on January 1, 2019 the rules will require the Bank to maintain a minimum tier 1 leverage ratio of 4.0%, a minimum common equity tier 1 capital ratio of 4.5% plus a "capital conversation buffer" of 2.5% for a total of 7.0%, a tier 1 risk-based capital ratio of 6.0% plus a "capital conservation buffer" of 2.5% for a total of 8.5%, and a total risk-based capital ratio of 8.0% plus a "capital conversation buffer" of 2.5% for a total of 10.5%.

FAUQUIER BANKSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES


SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA



(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

For the Nine Month Periods Ended,






Sep. 30, 2017


Sep. 30, 2016

EARNINGS STATEMENT DATA:




Interest income

$ 17,129


$ 16,005

Interest expense

1,493


1,354

Net interest income

15,636


14,651

Provision for (recovery of) loan losses

395


(508)

Net interest income after




provision for (recovery of) loan losses

15,241


15,159

Noninterest income

4,090


4,014

Noninterest expense

15,558


15,568

Income before income taxes

3,773


3,605

Income taxes

734


739

Net income

$ 3,039


$ 2,866





PER SHARE DATA:




Net income per share, basic

$ 0.81


$ 0.76

Net income per share, diluted

$ 0.81


$ 0.76

Cash dividends

$ 0.36


$ 0.36

Average basic shares outstanding

3,765,368


3,753,777

Average diluted shares outstanding

3,773,688


3,764,238





PERFORMANCE RATIOS:




Net interest margin(1)

3.62%


3.50%

Return on average assets

0.65%


0.63%

Return on average equity

7.27%


7.13%

Efficiency ratio(2)

77.67%


82.14%





Net loan charge-offs (recoveries)

$ 492


$ (732)

Net loan charge-offs (recoveries) to average loans

0.11%


(0.16%)















(1)

Net interest margin is calculated as fully taxable equivalent net interest income divided by average earning assets and represents the Company's net yield on its earning assets.





(2)

Efficiency ratio is computed by dividing noninterest expense by the sum of fully taxable equivalent net interest income and noninterest income, net of securities gains or losses.

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