KS Bancorp, Inc. (KSBI) Announces Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results

SMITHFIELD, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- KS Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) (OTCBB: KSBI), parent company of KS Bank, Inc. (the “Bank”), announced unaudited net income available to common shareholders of $91,000, or $.07 per diluted shared, for the three months ended September 30, 2012, compared to a net loss of ($454,000), or ($.35) per diluted share, for the three months ended September 30, 2011.

The Company reported net income available to common shareholders of $405,000, or $.31 per diluted shared, for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, compared to a net loss attributable to common shareholders of ($34,000), or ($.03) per diluted share, for the nine months ended September 30, 2011.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2012, net interest income was $7.3 million, compared to $7.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011. Noninterest income increased to $1.9 million for the period ended September 30, 2012, compared to $1.0 million for the same period ended September 30, 2011. The increase in noninterest income is primarily attributable to a $433,000 gain on the sale of investments, compared to a loss of ($78,000) for the nine months ended September 30, 2011. Additionally, fees from presold mortgages increased $393,000 during the nine months ended September 30, 2012. Noninterest expenses increased $769,000 to $8.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, compared to $7.8 million at September 30, 2011. The increase in expenses is primarily due to the costs associated with foreclosed real estate.

The Company’s unaudited consolidated total assets decreased $11.3 million to $311.6 million at September 30, 2012, compared to $322.9 million at December 31, 2011. The decrease in the balance sheet is primarily due to a reduction in borrowings and brokered deposits. Total borrowings decreased $6.7 million from $50.1 million at December 31, 2011, to $43.4 million at September 30, 2012. Total deposits have decreased $6.0 million to $240.5 million at September 30, 2012, compared to $246.5 million at December 31, 2011. The decrease in deposits includes an $8.1 million decrease in brokered deposits. Net loan balances decreased $3.4 million with a balance of $192.0 million at September 30, 2012, compared to $195.4 million at December 31, 2011. The Company’s investment securities decreased $4.8 million to $86.5 million at September 30, 2012, compared to $91.3 million at December 31, 2011. Total stockholders’ equity increased $855,000 from $24.3 million at December 31, 2011, to $25.2 million at September 30, 2012.

Nonperforming assets, which includes nonaccrual loans and other real estate owned (OREO), decreased $5.1 million from $19.9 million at December 31, 2011, to $14.8 million at September 30, 2012. The nonperforming assets consist of $7.4 million in OREO and $7.4 million in nonaccrual loans. Net charge offs for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 were $218,000, compared to net charge offs of $1.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011. The allowance for loan losses at September 30, 2012 totaled $3.4 million, or 1.73% of all outstanding loans.

The Company also announced today that its Board of Directors voted not to declare a dividend for the third quarter of 2012. The continued suspension of the quarterly dividend is to further the Company’s efforts to preserve capital. The Company’s profitability, capital levels and asset quality are factors that are considered in determining whether to resume dividend payments.

KS Bank continues to be well-capitalized according to federal regulatory standards with total risk based capital of 16.51%, tier 1 risk- based capital of 15.26%, and a leverage ratio of 9.29% at September 30, 2012. The minimum levels to be considered well capitalized for each of these ratios are 10%, 6%, and 5%, respectively.

KS Bancorp, Inc. is a Smithfield, North Carolina-based single bank holding company. KS Bank, Inc., a state-chartered savings bank, is KS Bancorp’s sole subsidiary. The Bank is a full service community bank serving the citizens of eastern North Carolina since 1924 and offers a variety of financial products and services including a securities brokerage service through an affiliation with a registered broker/dealer. There are nine full service branches located in Kenly, Selma, Clayton, Garner, Goldsboro, Wilson, Wendell, Smithfield, and Four Oaks, North Carolina plus a mortgage servicing location in Greenville, NC. For more information, visit www.ksbankinc.com.

This release contains certain forward-looking statements with respect to the financial condition, results of operations and business of the Company. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on the beliefs and assumptions of management of the Company and on the information available to management at the time that these disclosures were prepared. These statements can be identified by the use of words like “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate” and “believe,” variations of these words and other similar expressions. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

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KS Bancorp, Inc.
Harold T. Keen, 919-938-3101
President and Chief Executive Officer
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Regina J Smith, 919-938-3101
Chief Financial Officer

Source: KS Bancorp, Inc.