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Century Bancorp, Inc. Announces Record Earnings for Q3, Up 24%; Asset Growth to $3.0 BB; Regular Dividend Declared

MEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Century Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNBKA) (www.centurybank.com) (“the Company”) today announced net income of $14,261,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, or $2.57 per Class A share diluted, an increase of 14.1% compared to net income of $12,504,000, or $2.26 per Class A share diluted, for the same period a year ago. Total assets increased 8.1% from $2.7 billion at December 31, 2011 to $3.0 billion at September 30, 2012. For the quarter ended September 30, 2012, net income totaled $5,682,000, or $1.02 per Class A share diluted, an increase of 24.0% compared to net income of $4,582,000, or $0.83 per Class A share diluted, for the same period a year ago.

Net interest income totaled $47.0 million for the first nine months of 2012 compared to $41.3 million for the same period in 2011. The 13.9% increase in net interest income for the period is due to a 10.5% increase in the average balances of earning assets, combined with a similar increase in average deposits. The net interest margin increased from 2.49% on a fully taxable equivalent basis in 2011 to 2.58% on the same basis for 2012. This was primarily the result of prepayment penalties that were collected during the third quarter. Also, interest expense decreased primarily as a result of the continued decline in market rates.

The provision for loan losses decreased by $350,000 from $3.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 to $3.3 million, for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, primarily as a result of changes in the composition of the loan portfolio. The Company capitalized on favorable market conditions for the first nine months ended September 30, 2012 and realized net gains on sales of investments of $1.1 million, compared to $1.2 million, for the same period in 2011. FDIC assessments decreased for the first nine months of 2012, primarily as a result of a decrease in the assessment rate, offset somewhat by an increase in the assessment base. The Company’s effective tax rate increased slightly from 7.5% in 2011 to 8.1% in 2012. The Company’s income tax rate has remained low primarily as a result of tax-exempt income.

At September 30, 2012, total equity was $178.1 million compared to $160.6 million at December 31, 2011. The Company’s equity increased primarily as a result of earnings and other comprehensive income, net of taxes, offset somewhat by dividends paid. The Company’s leverage ratio stood at 6.95% at September 30, 2012, compared to 7.02% at September 30, 2011. This decline in the leverage ratio is due to an increase in assets, offset by an increase in stockholders’ equity. Book value as of September 30, 2012 was $32.10 per share compared to $29.43 at September 30, 2011.

The Company’s allowance for loan losses was $18.7 million or 1.75% of loans outstanding at September 30, 2012, compared to $16.6 million or 1.68% of loans outstanding at December 31, 2011 and $16.0 million, or 1.68% of loans outstanding at September 30, 2011. Non-performing assets totaled $5.9 million at September 30, 2012, compared to $7.0 million at December 31, 2011 and $7.4 million at September 30, 2011.

The Company's Board of Directors voted a regular quarterly dividend of 12.00 cents ($0.12) per share on the Company's Class A common stock, and 6.00 cents ($0.06) per share on the Company's Class B common stock. The dividends were declared payable November 15, 2012 to stockholders of record on November 1, 2012.

The Company, through its subsidiary bank, Century Bank and Trust Company, a state chartered full service commercial bank, operating twenty-four full-service branches in the Greater Boston area, offers a full range of Business, Personal and Institutional Services.

Century Bank and Trust Company is a member of the FDIC and is an Equal Housing Lender.

This press release contains certain “forward-looking statements” with respect to the financial condition, results of operations and business of the Company. Actual results may differ from those contemplated by these statements. The Company wishes to caution readers not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update publicly any such forward-looking statements, whether in response to new information, future events or otherwise.

 
Century Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Comparative Statements of Condition (unaudited)
(in thousands)
    September 30,     December 31,
  2012   2011
Cash and Due From Banks $ 44,198 $ 50,187
Federal Funds Sold and Interest-bearing Deposits In Other Banks 217,424 157,579
 
Short-term Investments 31,364 18,351
 
Securities Available-For-Sale (AFS) 1,229,099 1,258,676
 
Securities Held-to-Maturity 284,490 179,368
 
Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston stock, at cost 15,146 15,531
 
Loans:
Commercial & Industrial 78,567 82,404
Construction & Land Development 38,318 56,819
Commercial Real Estate 562,252 487,495
Residential Real Estate 262,426 239,307
Consumer and Other 6,661 7,681
Home Equity   116,699   110,786
 
Total Loans 1,064,923 984,492
Less: Allowance for Loan Losses   18,658   16,574
 
Net Loans 1,046,265 967,918
 
Bank Premises and Equipment 23,416 21,757
Accrued Interest Receivable 5,866 6,022
Goodwill 2,714 2,714
Other Assets   65,835   65,122
 
Total Assets $ 2,965,817 $ 2,743,225
 
Demand Deposits $ 406,681 $ 365,854
 
Interest Bearing Deposits:
Savings and NOW Deposits 832,525 708,988
Money Market Accounts 672,447 616,241
Time Deposits   431,630   433,501
 
Total Interest Bearing Deposits   1,936,602   1,758,730
 
Total Deposits 2,343,283 2,124,584
 
Borrowed Funds:
Securities Sold Under Agreements to Repurchase 176,060 143,320
Other Borrowed Funds   184,144   244,143
 
Total Borrowed Funds 360,204 387,463
 
Other Liabilities 48,135 34,446
Subordinated Debentures   36,083   36,083
 
Total Liabilities 2,787,705 2,582,576
 
Total Stockholders' Equity   178,112   160,649
 
Total Liabilities & Stockholders' Equity $ 2,965,817 $ 2,743,225
 
 
Century Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Comparative Statements of Income (unaudited)
For the Quarter and Nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011
(in thousands)
           
Quarter ended September 30, Nine months ended September 30,
  2012     2011   2012     2011
 
Interest Income:
Loans $ 14,494 $ 12,030 $ 39,114 $ 36,147
Securities Held-to-Maturity 1,744 1,304 5,131 4,595
Securities Available-for-Sale 5,671 6,042 17,054 17,104
Federal Funds Sold and Interest-bearing Deposits In Other Banks   170   262   457   967
 
Total Interest Income 22,079 19,638 61,756 58,813
 
Interest Expense:
Savings and NOW Deposits 584 592 1,671 2,023
Money Market Accounts 581 627 1,811 2,109
Time Deposits 1,493 2,512 4,774 7,285
Securities Sold Under Agreements to Repurchase 94 82 274 290
Other Borrowed Funds and Subordinated Debentures   2,107   1,987   6,215   5,826
 
Total Interest Expense   4,859   5,800   14,745   17,533
 
Net Interest Income 17,220 13,838 47,011 41,280
 
Provision For Loan Losses   1,250   1,200   3,250   3,600
 
15,970 12,638 43,761 37,680
 
Other Operating Income
Service Charges on Deposit Accounts 1,977 2,031 5,887 5,854
Lockbox Fees 745 658 2,225 2,129
Net Gain on Sales of Investments 529 883 1,119 1,245
Other Income   854   931   2,481   2,651
 
Total Other Operating Income 4,105 4,503 11,712 11,879
 
Operating Expenses
Salaries and Employee Benefits 8,400 7,357 24,732 21,948
Occupancy 1,161 1,059 3,459 3,285
Equipment 627 608 1,754 1,700
FDIC Assessment 450 413 1,302 1,612
Other   3,070   2,618   8,712   7,495
 
Total Operating Expenses   13,708   12,055   39,959   36,040
 
Income Before Income Taxes 6,367 5,086 15,514 13,519
 
Income Tax Expense   685   504   1,253   1,015
 
Net Income $ 5,682 $ 4,582 $ 14,261 $ 12,504
 
 
Century Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Year-to-Date Average Comparative Statements of Condition (unaudited)
(in thousands)
    September 30,     September 30,
  2012   2011
Cash and Due From Banks $ 53,085 $ 52,444
Federal Funds Sold and Interest-Bearing Deposits in Other Banks 212,417 305,717
 
Securities Available-For-Sale (AFS) 1,240,943 1,038,455
Securities Held-to-Maturity 266,686 189,100
 
Total Loans 1,019,609 946,905
Less: Allowance for Loan Losses   17,748   15,517
 
Net Loans 1,001,861 931,388
 
Unrealized Gain on Securities AFS 17,631 9,710
Bank Premises and Equipment 22,490 21,416
Accrued Interest Receivable 6,124 6,806
Goodwill 2,714 2,714
Other Assets   68,339   63,971
 
Total Assets $ 2,892,290 $ 2,621,721
 
Demand Deposits $ 385,440 $ 321,340
 
Interest Bearing Deposits:
Savings and NOW Deposits 845,057 728,238
Money Market Accounts 657,614 575,785
Time Deposits   413,124   489,808
Total Interest Bearing Deposits   1,915,795   1,793,831
 
Total Deposits 2,301,235 2,115,171
 
Borrowed Funds:
Securities Sold Under Agreements to Repurchase 166,941 121,750
Other Borrowed Funds   181,620   166,637
 
Total Borrowed Funds 348,561 288,387
 
Other Liabilities 37,066 29,160
Subordinated Debentures   36,083   36,083
 
Total Liabilities 2,722,945 2,468,801
 
Total Stockholders' Equity   169,345   152,920
 
Total Liabilities & Stockholders' Equity $ 2,892,290 $ 2,621,721
 
 
Total Average Earning Assets - QTD $ 2,813,626 $ 2,554,158
 
Total Average Earning Assets - YTD $ 2,739,655 $ 2,480,177
 
 
Century Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Selected Key Financial Information (unaudited)
(in thousands, except share data)     September 30,     September 30,
  2012   2011
 
 
Earnings per average Class A share, diluted, quarter $ 1.02 $ 0.83
Earnings per average Class A share, diluted, year-to-date $ 2.57 $ 2.26
Return on average assets, year-to-date 0.66% 0.64%
Return on average stockholders' equity, year-to-date 11.25% 10.93%
Net interest margin (taxable equivalent), quarter 2.73% 2.42%
Net interest margin (taxable equivalent), year-to-date 2.58% 2.49%
Efficiency ratio, year-to-date 61.8% 62.0%
Book value per share $ 32.10 $ 29.43
Tangible book value per share $ 31.61 $ 28.90
Tangible capital / tangible assets 5.92% 6.02%
 
 
Common Share Data:
Average Class A shares outstanding, diluted, quarter 5,549,810 5,541,646
Average Class A shares outstanding, diluted, year-to-date 5,548,133 5,541,711
 
Shares outstanding Class A 3,561,804 3,546,217
Shares outstanding Class B   1,986,880   1,994,380
Total shares outstanding at period end   5,548,684   5,540,597
 
 
 
Allowance for loan losses / loans 1.75% 1.68%
Nonaccrual loans $ 5,458 $ 6,103
Nonperforming assets $ 5,858 $ 7,403
Loans 90 days past due and still accruing $ - $ 38
Accruing troubled debt restructures $ 2,227 $ 3,909
Net charge-offs, year-to-date $ 1,166 $ 1,652
 
Leverage ratio 6.95% 7.02%
Tier 1 risk weighted capital ratio 14.44% 14.82%
Total risk weighted capital ratio 15.69% 16.07%
Total risk weighted assets $ 1,421,173 $ 1,273,134

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Century Bancorp, Inc.
William P. Hornby, CPA, 781-393-4630
whornby@centurybank.com
Fax: 781-393-4071

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