HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Patrick L. Ryan, Chairman, and James Hyman, President and CEO, of Hopewell Valley Community Bank (PinkSheets:HWDY) jointly announced that the Bank’s net income for the June quarter of 2015 was $540,453, a 16% decrease from the $643,748 mark for the equivalent 2014 period. On a per share basis, the quarter came in 22.2% lower than 2014, with the Bank reporting $.14 per share against $.17 for the year ago period.
Total deposits grew 4.7%, concluding the 2015 second quarter at $445,150,371, well above the $425,086,610 mark at the end of June, 2014. HVCBank’s total assets for the recently completed 2015 quarter came in at $495,016,197, 4.8% above the $472,482,145 level recorded at June, 2014. Total loans rose 7.6% to $357,269,054 compared to the $332,065,759 mark attained in June 2014.
Total equity at the end of the recent 2015 period was $46,354,646, which is 5% above the $44,144,672 in the comparable 2014 time-frame.
Earnings for the first six months of 2015 came in at $1,184,673, 7.9% below the 2014 half year mark of $1,285,750. Per share earnings for the first half of the year registered $.31 as opposed to $.34 for the first six months of 2014.
The bank’s Board declared a regular semi-annual dividend of $.05 per share with a record date of August 14, 2015, and a payment date of September 14, 2015.
Chairman of the Board, Patrick L. Ryan, noted that, “We are once again pleased to pay our shareholders a semi-annual dividend as we have for the past ten years. For the first half of 2015, we are also pleased with good deposit, loan and shareholder equity growth.”
President & CEO James Hyman added, “Net interest income for the second quarter 2015 showed a 5% increase over the same 2014 quarter. Total operating expense for the 2015 quarter, however, offset that increase, greatly contributing towards the decline in the year-to-year comparison of the three months ending June 30, 2015 and 2014. All in all, we view it as a satisfactory performance for the quarter and look to improved expense control going forward.”
|Six Month Unaudited Results||June 30, 2015||June 30, 2014||% Change|
|Total Interest Income||$8,870,552||$8,469,822||4.7%|
|Total Noninterest Income||$851,980||$976,745||(12.7%)|
|Net Interest Income||$7,920,168||$7,539,997||5.0%|
|Total Operating Expense||($7,091,675)||($6,660,692)||6.5%|
|Net Income Before Taxes||$1,680,473||$1,856,050||(9.5%)|
|Preferred Stock Dividends||$76,737||$76,737||0%|
|Net Income Available to Common Shareholders||$1,107,936||$1,209,013||(8.4%)|
|Earnings Per Share||$.31||$.34||(8.8%)|
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