SANTA ROSA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Exchange Bank (OTC: EXSR) announces results for the third quarter of 2017. Exchange Bank’s third quarter earnings release had been delayed as our efforts at the Bank have been focused on taking care of our employees and the needs of our clients and community during this period of unprecedented loss due to the recent wildfires. Our hearts are with all of the people of Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino and Lake Counties who have been affected by the most devastating fires in California’s history. We applaud and thank the firefighters, first responders, members of law enforcement and medical personnel who have worked tirelessly to aid our community. Our employees and their families are volunteering throughout the community and we are actively engaged with business and civic leaders to address the issues created by these horrific fires: housing, jobs and public safety. From a community standpoint, the Bank has responded in a significant way, increasing its charitable giving to the many non-profit organizations that are directly impacting the relief efforts to support the victims of this disaster.
Exchange Bank announces results for the third quarter of 2017 with net income after tax of $6.6 million, compared to $5.4 million in the third quarter of 2016. This represents an increase of $1.2 million or a 23% increase compared to the same period a year ago. The Bank singled out the continued expansion of the Bank’s Trust and Investment Management business as well as increased activity in our SBA (Small Business Administration) business, as key contributors to the success in financial results.
The primary source of earnings for the Bank is net interest income, the difference between income earned on loans and investments less expenses paid on deposits and borrowings. During the quarter ending September 30, 2017 the Bank’s net interest income increased by $2.3 million or 13% above the similar quarter ending September 30, 2016. The Bank’s increase in net interest income was driven primarily by continued growth in loans which were funded by growth in deposits. Loan growth of $77 million or 5.5% during the 12 month period ending September 30, 2017 was funded by deposit growth of $112 million or 5.9%. Contributing to the increase in net interest income has been the rise in Treasury yields over this past year, which has allowed the Bank to reinvest in loans and investments at more attractive yields compared to the previous periods.
During the nine-months ending September 30, 2017, the Bank achieved net earnings of $19.8 million, compared to $16.1 million during the similar nine-month period in 2016, an increase of approximately $3.7 million or 23.3%. During the nine months ending September 30, 2017, the Bank’s net interest income increased $5.2 million over the similar nine-month period in 2016, an increase of 9.7%. Non-interest income for the nine months ending September 30, 2017 was positively influenced by a litigation settlement of $1.4 million in the second quarter as well as gains on sale of other real estate owned totaling approximately $1.38 million in the first quarter of 2017.
Exchange Bank paid a quarterly cash dividend of $0.85 per share on common stock outstanding to shareholders on September 15, 2017. 50.44% of the cash dividend goes to the Doyle Trust which funds the Doyle Scholarships at the Santa Rosa Junior College.
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About Exchange Bank
Headquartered in Sonoma County and founded in 1890 with assets of $2.2 billion, Exchange Bank is a premier community bank providing a wide range of personal, commercial and trust and investment services with 18 branches in Sonoma County and a commercial and SBA lending office in Roseville and Marin, California. The Bank’s legacy of financial leadership and community support is grounded in its core values of Commitment, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork.
Exchange Bank is a 12-time winner of the North Bay Business Journal’s North Bay Best Places to Work survey and received the 2016 Healthiest Companies in the North Bay award. NorthBay biz magazine named Exchange Bank 2017 Best Consumer Bank. Exchange Bank can also be found in the North Bay Business Journal’s listing of leading SBA 7(a) Lenders, Wealth Management Advisors and Wine Industry Lenders. www.exchangebank.com.
Member FDIC — Equal Housing Lender — Equal Opportunity Employer
|Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|September 30, 2017 and 2016|
|Cash and due from banks||$||36,187||$||31,249||$||4,938||15.80||%|
|Fed Funds Sold||32,495||31,507||988||3.14||%|
|Total Cash and cash equivalents||68,682||62,756||5,926||9.44||%|
|Interest-earning deposits in other financial institutions||57,500||78,500||(21,000||)||-26.75||%|
|Securities available for sale||577,108||518,612||58,496||11.28||%|
|Loans and leases|
|Less allowance for loan and lease losses||(39,096||)||(37,962||)||(1,134||)||2.99||%|
|Net loans and leases||1,426,471||1,350,609||75,862||5.62||%|
|Bank premises and equipment||18,082||17,372||710||4.09||%|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Non-Interest Bearing Demand||$||732,484||$||712,334||$||20,150||2.83||%|
|Total Liabilities and Stockholder's Equity||$||2,258,824||$||2,119,268||$||139,556||6.59||%|
|Consolidated Statements of Operations|
|For the Period Ended September 30, 2017 and 2016|
|(In Thousands, except per share amounts)||Nine Months Ended|
|Quarter Ended||Nine Months Ended||Change||% Change|
|Interest and fees on loans||$||17,649||$||15,784||$||51,430||$||46,752||$||4,678||10.01||%|
|Interest on investments securities||3,059||2,628||8,685||7,978||707||8.86||%|
|Total interest income||20,708||18,412||60,115||54,730||5,385||9.84||%|
|Interest on deposits||212||187||576||585||(9||)||-1.54||%|
|Other interest expense||25||96||432||286||146||51.05||%|
|Total interest expense||237||283||1,008||871||137||15.73||%|
|Net interest income||20,471||18,129||59,107||53,859||5,248||9.74||%|
|Provision (reversal of) for losses on loans||-||-||-||(900||)||900||-100.00||%|
Net interest income after provision for loan and leases
|Non interest expense|
|Salary and benefit costs||8,311||8,415||25,176||25,356||(180||)||-0.71||%|
|Total non-interest expense||15,049||14,925||45,467||44,244||1,222||2.76||%|
|Income before income taxes||10,984||8,678||32,707||25,871||6,837||26.43||%|
|Provision for income taxes||4,330||3,282||12,908||9,821||3,087||31.43||%|
|Basic earnings per common share||$||3.88||$||3.15||$||11.55||$||9.36||$||2.19||23.46||%|
|Dividends per share||$||0.85||$||0.70||$||2.50||$||2.05||$||0.45||21.95||%|
Earnings per share is computed by dividing net income, by the weighted averaged number of shares outstanding during the year.
|Total average shares outstanding for both 2017 and 2016 was 1,714,344|