LOWELL, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Enterprise Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: EBTC), parent of Enterprise Bank, announced net income for the three months ended March 31, 2011 of $2.5 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, compared to $2.9 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, for the comparable 2010 period.
As previously announced on April 19, 2011, the Company declared a quarterly dividend of $0.105 per share to be paid on June 1, 2011 to shareholders of record as of May 11, 2011. The quarterly dividend represents a 5.0% increase over the 2010 dividend rate.
Chief Executive Officer Jack Clancy commented, “We are very pleased with our financial results and growth during the first quarter of 2011. Operating income was comparable to prior year levels, as the $422 thousand decrease in net income, compared to the same quarter in 2010, was primarily due to the level of gains realized in 2010 on sales of both investment securities and foreclosed real estate. The Company did not have sales of these assets in the 2011 period. Deposits, excluding brokered deposits, have grown $41.1 million, or 3%, since December 31, 2010, or 13% on an annualized basis. While many banks continue to experience declining loan portfolios, our loan balances grew $8.3 million, or 1%, since December 31, 2010, 3% on an annualized basis. During the first quarter, we opened our third Southern New Hampshire location in Hudson, and are very pleased with the reception we have received in the Hudson market.”
Mr. Clancy further stated, “In 2011, our focus remains on increasing market share and on growing all of our business lines, including quality lending, deposits, investment assets managed and insurance services through continued organic growth and strategic expansion, as we seek to take advantage of market opportunities that continue to be presented to strong community banks. We remain committed to making investments in our branch network, technology, and most importantly in our employees, customers and communities, while positioning the Bank for long-term growth.”
Founder and Chairman of the Board George Duncan stated, “Our employees have an unwavering commitment and focus on the communities and customers that we serve. Local businesses, professionals, non-profits and individuals continue to seek the flexibility, responsiveness and personalized service that a community bank such as Enterprise provides. As a strong, well-capitalized community bank with state-of-the-art product capabilities delivered with a local and dedicated customer-service focus, we believe that we are well positioned to meet our communities’ needs. It is because of our commitment to the markets in which we operate that we have recorded 86 consecutive quarters of profitability; our total assets under management now surpass $2 billion; and total earnings since the Bank’s inception exceed $100 million.”
Results of Operations
For the quarter ended March 31, 2011, the Company’s growth contributed to increases in net interest income and the level of operating expenses. The $422 thousand decrease in net income for the three months ended March 31, 2011, as compared to the same period in 2010, was primarily due to $501 thousand of gains on investment securities sales and approximately $110 thousand in gains on the sale of foreclosed real estate realized in 2010. The Company did not have sales of these assets in the 2011 period.
Net interest income for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 amounted to $14.0 million, an increase of $826 thousand, or 6%, compared to the March 2010 quarter. The increase in net interest income over the comparable 2010 period was due primarily to loan growth. For the three months ended March 31, 2011, average loan balances were $59.5 million higher than the same three months in 2010. Tax equivalent net interest margin, however, slightly decreased to 4.43%, as compared to 4.44% for the quarter ended March 31, 2010, but has increased since December 31, 2010 when the quarterly margin was 4.31%.
The provision for loan losses amounted to $922 thousand for the three months ended March 31, 2011 compared to $879 thousand for the same period in 2010. The provision for loan losses during any period is a function of the level of loan growth and trends in asset quality, taking into consideration net charge-offs, the level of non-performing and adversely classified loans, and reserves for specific impaired loans. Loan growth during the first quarter of 2011 amounted to $8.3 million compared to $8.4 million for the same period in 2010. For the year-to-date period ended March 31, 2011, the Company recorded net charge-offs of $64 thousand, compared to net charge-offs of $607 thousand for the comparable period ended March 31, 2010. Annualized net charge-offs to average loans for the three months ended March 31, 2011 amounted to 0.02% compared to 0.23% in 2010. Total non-performing assets to total assets were 1.67% at March 31, 2011, compared to 1.36% at March 31, 2010. Management continues to closely monitor the non-performing assets, charge-offs and necessary allowance levels, including specific reserves, and believes that current loan quality statistics are a function of the lagging effects of the recent economic environment. The allowance for loan losses to total loans ratio was 1.76% at March 31, 2011, compared to 1.70% at December 31, 2010 and 1.69% at March 31, 2010.
Non-interest income for the three months ended March 31, 2011 amounted to $2.8 million, a decrease of $311 thousand, or 10%, compared to the first quarter of 2010. The decrease in non-interest income in the current year primarily resulted from decreases in gains on sales of investment securities and gains on sales of foreclosed real estate, which is included in Other Income, partially offset by increases in gains on loan sales and investment advisory fees.
Non-interest expense for the three months ended March 31, 2011, amounted to $12.2 million, an increase of $1.1 million, or 10%, compared to the same period in the prior year. We continue to expand the branch network and invest in our infrastructure, communities, and employees to position Enterprise for continued long-term growth. These efforts resulted in general increases in non-interest expense including compensation-related costs, technology, and advertising and philanthropic costs. Occupancy expense also increased over the prior year as a result of the unusually harsh weather conditions in New England in the first quarter of 2011.
Key Financial Highlights
- Total assets were $1.43 billion at March 31, 2011 as compared to $1.40 billion at December 31, 2010, an increase of 2%.
- Total loans amounted to $1.15 billion at March 31, 2011, an increase of $8.3 million, or 1%, since December 31, 2010. This increase was comprised of a $13.4 million increase in commercial loan balances, partially offset by a decrease of $5.1 million in consumer loans (including residential mortgages) primarily due to residential loan sales in the first quarter.
- Total deposits, excluding brokered deposits, were $1.29 billion at March 31, 2011 as compared to $1.24 billion at December 31, 2010, an increase of 3%. Brokered deposit balances were minimal on those respective dates.
- Investment assets under management amounted to $508.3 million at March 31, 2011 as compared to $493.1 million at December 31, 2010, an increase of 3%. The increase is attributable primarily to asset growth, both from new business and market value appreciation.
- Total assets under management amounted to $2.00 billion at March 31, 2011 as compared to $1.95 billion at December 31, 2010, an increase of 2%.
Enterprise Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”), is a Massachusetts corporation that conducts substantially all of its operations through Enterprise Bank and Trust Company, commonly referred to as Enterprise Bank, and has reported 86 consecutive profitable quarters. The Company principally is engaged in the business of attracting deposits from the general public and investing in commercial loans and investment securities. Through the bank and its subsidiaries, the Company offers a range of commercial and consumer loan products, deposit and cash management products as well as investment management, trust and insurance services. The Company’s headquarters and the bank's main office are located at 222 Merrimack Street in Lowell, Massachusetts. The Company’s primary market area is the Merrimack Valley and North Central regions of Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. Enterprise Bank has eighteen full-service branch offices located in the Massachusetts cities and towns of Lowell, Acton, Andover, Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Fitchburg, Leominster, Methuen, Tewksbury, and Westford and in the New Hampshire towns of Derry, Hudson, and Salem.
The above text contains statements about future events that constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of the words “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “assume,” “will,” “should,” and other expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends and which do not relate to historical matters. Forward-looking statements should not be relied on, because they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond the control of the Company. These risks, uncertainties and other factors may cause the actual results, performance and achievements of the Company to be materially different from the anticipated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause such differences include, but are not limited to, general economic conditions, changes in interest rates, regulatory considerations and competition. For more information about these factors, please see our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K on file with the SEC, including the sections entitled “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.” Any forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof, and we undertake no duty, and specifically disclaim any duty, to update or revise any such statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
ENTERPRISE BANCORP, INC.
Consolidated Statements of Income
Three months ended March 31, 2011 and 2010
Three Months Ended March 31,
|(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)||2011||2010|
|Interest and dividend income:|
|Total interest and dividend income||16,240||15,865|
|Junior subordinated debentures||294||294|
|Total interest expense||2,231||2,682|
|Net interest income||14,009||13,183|
|Provision for loan losses||922||879|
|Net interest income after provision for loan losses|
|Investment advisory fees||956||854|
|Deposit service fees||1,023||972|
|Income on bank-owned life insurance||162||156|
|Other than temporary impairment on investment securities||-||(1||)|
|Net gains on sales of investment securities||-||501|
|Gains on sales of loans||220||81|
|Total non-interest income||2,780||3,091|
|Salaries and employee benefits||6,976||6,446|
|Occupancy and equipment expenses||1,444||1,307|
|Technology and telecommunications expenses||973||912|
|Advertising and public relations expenses||665||526|
|Deposit insurance premiums||489||460|
|Audit, legal and other professional fees||310||267|
|Supplies and postage expenses||218||196|
|Investment advisory and custodial expenses||104||136|
|Other operating expenses||1,021||883|
|Total non-interest expense||12,200||11,133|
|Income before income taxes||3,667||4,262|
|Provision for income taxes||1,203||1,376|
|Basic earnings per share||$||0.26||$||0.32|
|Diluted earnings per share||$||0.26||$||0.32|
|Basic weighted average common shares outstanding||9,317,240||9,124,696|
|Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding||9,355,197||9,129,024|
ENTERPRISE BANCORP, INC.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
|March 31,||December 31,||March 31,|
|(Dollars in thousands)||2011||2010||2010|
|Cash and cash equivalents:|
|Cash and due from banks||$||26,071||$||30,541||$||23,711|
|Total cash and cash equivalents||87,165||55,006||84,990|
|Investment securities at fair value||138,949||146,800||139,870|
Loans, less allowance for loan losses of $20,273 at March 31, 2011, $19,415 at December 31, 2010 and $18,490 at March 31, 2010, respectively
|Premises and equipment||25,525||24,924||23,168|
|Accrued interest receivable||5,669||5,532||5,558|
|Deferred income taxes, net||10,911||11,039||10,253|
|Bank-owned life insurance||14,535||14,397||13,971|
|Prepaid income taxes||-||379||-|
|Prepaid expenses and other assets||9,635||9,657||9,806|
|Core deposit intangible, net of amortization||-||-||43|
|Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity|
|Junior subordinated debentures||10,825||10,825||10,825|
|Accrued expenses and other liabilities||8,077||9,297||10,080|
|Income taxes payable||269||-||454|
|Accrued interest payable||562||914||726|
|Commitments and Contingencies|
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value per share;
1,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued
|Common stock $0.01 par value per share; 20,000,000 shares authorized; 9,380,747, 9,290,465, and 9,210,026 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2011, December 31, 2010 and March 31, 2010, respectively|
|Additional paid-in capital||43,285||42,590||41,099|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income||2,239||1,990||2,241|
|Total stockholders’ equity||119,105||116,673||110,449|
|Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity||$||1,429,426||$||1,397,321||$||1,366,036|
ENTERPRISE BANCORP, INC.
Selected Consolidated Financial Data and Ratios
|At or for the||At or for the||At or for the|
|three months||year||three months|
|March 31,||December 31,||March 31,|
|(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)||2011||2010||2010|
|Balance Sheet Items:|
|Loans serviced for others||63,540||63,807||59,977|
|Investment assets under management||508,265||493,078||448,186|
|Total assets under management||$||2,001,231||$||1,954,206||$||1,874,199|
|Book value per share||$||12.70||$||12.56||$||11.99|
|Dividends per common share||$||0.105||$||0.400||$||0.100|
|Total capital to risk weighted assets||11.40||%||11.44||%||11.18||%|
|Tier 1 capital to risk weighted assets||10.09||%||10.14||%||9.88||%|
|Tier 1 capital to average assets||8.79||%||8.55||%||8.66||%|
|Allowance for loan losses to total loans||1.76||%||1.70||%||1.69||%|
|Non-performing assets to total assets||1.67||%||1.51||%||1.36||%|
|Income Statement Items (annualized):|
|Return on average assets||0.72||%||0.78||%||0.89||%|
|Return on average stockholders’ equity||8.49||%||9.42||%||10.73||%|
|Net interest margin (tax equivalent)||4.43||%||4.41||%||4.44||%|