DNB Financial Corporation Reports Year-Over-Year Earnings Growth for Third Quarter, Nine Months of 2012

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  • $1.4 million net income in third quarter 2012, a 9.34% increase over third quarter 2011.
  • Quarterly ROA and ROE of .89% and 10.23%, respectively.
  • Book value per share grew to $15.73, compared to $15.05 in second quarter 2012 and $14.03 in third quarter 2011.
  • Total stockholder's equity at $55.67 million rose 9.00% from December 31, 2011.
  • Net interest margin improved to 3.80% from 3.70% in third quarter 2011 and 3.78% in second quarter 2012.
  • Core deposits, i.e., demand deposits, money market accounts, NOW and savings accounts increased $18.6 million in aggregate or 4.75% compared to December 31, 2011.
  • Tier 1 leverage ratio at 10.31% and Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio at 14.42%, exceed regulatory definitions for a well-capitalized institution.

DOWNINGTOWN, Pa., Oct. 22, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DNB Financial Corporation (Nasdaq:DNBF), parent of DNB First, National Association, one of the first nationally-chartered community banks to serve the greater Philadelphia region, reported net income of $1.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2012, compared with $1.3 million for the same period in 2011. Earnings per common share (fully diluted) for third quarter 2012 were $0.50 compared to $0.36 for the same period in 2011. Net income for the nine months of 2012 was $3.9 million, an increase of 8.89% compared with the nine months of 2011. Earnings per common share (fully diluted) for the nine months of 2012 were $1.32 compared with $1.10 for the nine months of 2011.

"The third quarter and nine months of 2012 have been quite beneficial for the company and our shareholders. We continue building low-cost core deposits, which provide the necessary liquidity to meet our loan demand. We are focused on offering competitive rates while still maintaining our margins. Our ability to increase the bank's net interest margin in a low interest rate environment is a testament to the quality of our customer relationships and our focus on re-pricing and rate matching strategies, which have proven effective," explained William S. Latoff, Chairman and CEO.

"We continue to accrete capital through strong earnings and increased our common divided in the first quarter 2012 due to our earnings growth. Not many community banks can say that in today's environment."

"We are focused on growing our non-interest income and continue to identify and increase sources of non-interest income for the company, while offering quality and competitively priced fee based products and services."

Net interest income was $5.7 million for the three months ended September 30, 2012 compared to $5.5 million for the same period in 2011, primarily due to lower rates on liabilities. The net interest margin for the three months ended September 30, 2012 was 3.80%, a 10 basis point increase over the same period in 2011.

Assets increased $19.1 million or 3.1% to $626.2 million at September 30, 2012 compared to $607.1 million at December 31, 2011. Deposits increased by $20.3 million or 4.09% to $517.9 million at September 30, 2012 compared to $497.5 million at December 31, 2011. Core deposits, i.e., demand deposits, money market accounts, NOW and savings accounts increased $18.6 million in aggregate or 4.75%, while time deposits increased $1.7 million or 1.62% each since December 31, 2011. DNB's composite cost of funds for the third quarter of 2012 dropped 15 basis points to 0.64% compared to 0.79% for the three months ended September 30, 2011.

DNB's Tier 1 leverage ratio stood at 10.31%, while its total risk-based capital ratio stood at 14.42%, well exceeding minimum accepted regulatory standards for a well-capitalized institution. Stockholders' equity increased $4.6 million to $55.7 million at September 30, 2012 compared to $51.0 million at December 31, 2011, reflecting solid earnings growth.

Non-interest income included a $212,000 write down of an OREO property to its net realizable value. Absent this write down and gains on the sale of securities, non-interest income for the third quarter of 2012 was $930,000 compared to $859,000 for the same period in 2011. Service charges on deposits and fees from wealth management services and products continue a positive trend, exceeding third quarter 2011 by approximately $50,000 or 17.28% and $65,000 or 41.07% respectively. Non-interest expense for the three months ended September 30, 2012 increased 2.96% or $122,000, compared to the same period in 2011. The variance was due largely to increased costs for staffing and third party services, offset in part by lower occupancy and marketing expense.

During the third quarter of 2012 and 2011, DNB provided $375,000 and $426,000, respectively, for credit losses. The allowance for credit losses at September 30, 2012 was $6.6 million compared to $6.2 million at December 31, 2011. DNB's coverage ratio, defined as the allowance for credit losses as a percentage of non-performing loans was 66.53% at September 30, 2012.

William J. Hieb, President and Chief Risk & Credit Officer said: "We continue to work diligently to control the level of non-performing loans and we expect our efforts to reap benefits as we approach the end of the year. While non-performing loans have increased slightly in the third quarter, overall delinquencies have declined $1.1 million when compared to second quarter 2012. "

The ratio of loans delinquent 30 days or more to gross loans was 2.76%, down from 3.00% at June 30, 2012 and up from 2.19% at December 31, 2011. The ratio of non-performing loans to total loans at September 30, 2012 was 2.45%, up from 2.21% at June 30, 2012 and 1.89% at December 31, 2011. Non-performing loans have increased, largely due to one commercial credit totaling $2.5 million, for which resolution is actively being pursued.

Latoff concluded: "As we edge closer to 2013, we remain relentlessly focused on executing our strategic plan to grow the bank while building shareholder value. We will not lose sight of our need to bring increasing value to both our community and shareholders. Seeking out new revenue sources, maintaining a low cost of funds while still offering competitive rates, and controlling non-interest expenses, will drive our efforts in the near-term. It is our long-term vision and our nature to be flexible in an ever changing environment that has sustained us over the last 152 years. So we desire to be vigilant, prepared, and keenly focused on our future as we look ahead."

DNB Financial Corporation is a bank holding company whose bank subsidiary, DNB First, National Association, is a community bank headquartered in Downingtown, Pennsylvania with 13 locations. Founded in 1860, DNB First in addition to providing a broad array of consumer and business banking products, offers brokerage and insurance services through DNB Investments & Insurance, and investment management services through DNB Investment Management & Trust. DNB Financial Corporation's shares are traded on Nasdaq's Capital Market under the symbol: DNBF. We invite our customers and shareholders to visit our website at http://www.dnbfirst.com. DNB's Investor Relations site can be found at http://investor.dnbfirst.com/.

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For a complete discussion of the assumptions, risks and uncertainties related to our business, you are encouraged to review our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent annual report on Form 10-K, as well as any changes in risk factors that we may identify in our quarterly or other reports filed with the SEC.

DNB Financial Corporation
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
2012 2011 2012 2011
Interest income $ 6,626 $ 6,651 $ 19,533 $ 19,737
Interest expense 921 1,128 2,879 3,612
Net interest income 5,705 5,523 16,654 16,125
Provision for credit losses 375 426 1,275 1,278
Non-interest income 718 859 2,702 2,765
Gain on sale of investment securities 161 0 240 2
Non-interest expense 4,239 4,117 12,814 12,463
Income before income taxes 1,970 1,839 5,507 5,151
Income tax expense 554 544 1,589 1,553
Net income 1,416 1,295 3,918 3,598
Preferred stock dividends and accretion of discount 37 331 295 640
Net income available to common stockholders $ 1,379 $ 964 $ 3,623 $ 2,958
Net income per common share, diluted $ 0.50 $ 0.36 $ 1.32 $ 1.10
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
September 30, December 31, September 30,
2012 2011 2011
Cash and cash equivalents $ 18,993 $ 32,877 $ 22,815
Investment securities 177,990 143,957 147,834
Loan and leases 402,377 403,684 411,374
Allowance for credit losses (6,557) (6,164) (6,371)
Net loans and leases 395,820 397,520 405,003
Premises and equipment, net 8,341 7,846 7,905
Other assets 25,049 24,899 25,531
Total assets $ 626,193 $ 607,099 $ 609,088
Deposits 517,883 497,545 498,506
FHLB advances 20,000 20,000 20,000
Repurchase agreements 17,407 23,770 26,576
Other borrowings 9,857 9,877 9,883
Other liabilities 5,373 4,851 3,571
Stockholders' equity 55,673 51,056 50,552
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 626,193 $ 607,099 $ 609,088
DNB Financial Corporation
Selected Financial Data (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
2012 2012 2012 2011 2011
3rd Qtr 2nd Qtr 1st Qtr 4th Qtr 3rd Qtr
Earnings and Per Share Data
Net income available to common stockholders $ 1,379 $ 1,270 $ 974 $ 1,165 $ 964
Basic earnings per common share $ 0.51 $ 0.47 $ 0.36 $ 0.43 $ 0.36
Diluted earnings per common share $ 0.50 $ 0.46 $ 0.36 $ 0.43 $ 0.36
Dividends per common share $ 0.05 $ 0.05 $ 0.05 $ 0.03 $ 0.03
Book value per common share $ 15.73 $ 15.05 $ 14.61 $ 14.14 $ 14.03
Tangible book value per common share $ 15.62 $ 14.94 $ 14.55 $ 14.07 $ 13.96
Average common shares outstanding 2,714 2,708 2,702 2,686 2,678
Average diluted common shares outstanding 2,745 2,736 2,726 2,699 2,696
Performance Ratios
Return on average assets 0.89% 0.91% 0.73% 0.85% 0.82%
Return on average equity 10.23% 10.51% 8.47% 10.08% 10.15%
Return on average tangible equity 10.29% 10.54% 8.49% 10.11% 10.19%
Net interest margin 3.80% 3.78% 3.75% 3.74% 3.70%
Efficiency ratio 64.43% 62.98% 66.95% 66.68% 63.22%
Asset Quality Ratios
Net charge-offs to average loans 0.03% 0.40% 0.44% 0.40% 0.48%
Non-performing loans/Total loans 2.45% 2.21% 1.79% 1.89% 1.95%
Allowance for credit loss/Total loans 1.63% 1.53% 1.50% 1.53% 1.55%
Allowance for credit loss/Non-performing loans 66.53% 69.02% 83.80% 80.66% 79.32%
Capital Ratios
Total equity/Total assets 8.89% 8.47% 8.39% 8.41% 8.30%
Tangible equity/Tangible assets 8.85% 8.43% 8.37% 8.38% 8.27%
Tangible common equity/Tangible assets 6.78% 6.38% 6.29% 6.25% 6.14%
Tier 1 leverage ratio 10.31% 10.22% 10.32% 10.14% 9.65%
Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio 14.42% 14.27% 13.92% 14.32% 14.03%
Total risk-based capital ratio 15.67% 15.52% 15.17% 15.57% 15.29%
CONTACT: For further information, please contact: Gerald F. Sopp CFO/Executive Vice-President gsopp@dnbfirst.com

Source:DNB Financial Corp