SIMSBURY, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SBT Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”), (OTC Pink: SBTB), holding company for The Simsbury Bank & Trust Company, Inc. (the “Bank”), today announced net income of $682 thousand or $0.50 basic and $0.50 diluted earnings per share for the quarter ended December 31, 2017, compared to net income of $604 thousand or $0.45 basic and $0.45 diluted earnings per share for the prior year’s fourth quarter. Net income for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2017 was impacted by a net write-down of the deferred tax assets related to the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (TCJA) in the amount of $167 thousand. Excluding the impact of the TCJA, net income would have been $849 thousand or $0.62 basic and $0.62 diluted earnings per share for the quarter ended December 31, 2017.
Total revenue increased $1.1 million, or 6.9%, in fiscal 2017 as compared to fiscal 2016, primarily due to growth in the Bank’s commercial loan portfolio. Year over year, noninterest expenses decreased $174 thousand due principally to a decrease in salaries and employee benefits of $482 thousand and occupancy expenses of $130 thousand. These were offset by an increase in professional fees of $237 thousand and equipment expenses of $94 thousand.
“We are very pleased to report improved earnings for the full year and fourth quarter of 2017. Our strategic focus on increasing the Bank’s commercial banking activities, with particular focus on family owned businesses, and aggressively managing expenses,” said Simsbury Bank President & CEO Martin J. Geitz, “resulted in a 58% increase ($862 thousand) in net income for the year ended December 31, 2017 compared to the prior year ended December 31, 2016. Deposit balances for year ended December 31, 2017 increased 10.6% ($44 million) from the prior year end of December 31, 2016.”
Key highlights for quarter ended December 31, 2017 compared to quarter ended December 31, 2016 included:
- Net income increased $78 thousand, or 12.9%. (Excluding the impact of the deferred tax asset write-down due to TCJA, net income would have increased $245 thousand.)
- Total revenue, consisting of net interest and dividend income plus noninterest income, increased $71 thousand, or 1.6%.
- Net interest and dividend income increased 2.5% to $3.8 million.
- Mortgage banking activities revenue increased 10.3% to $430 thousand.
- Provision for loan losses totaled $75 thousand, a decrease of $230 thousand compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2016. The allowance for loan losses at December 31, 2017 was 1.03% of total gross loans.
- Commercial loan balances increased $8.2 million, or 4.6%, to $186.0 million compared to December 31, 2016.
- Total deposits increased $43.6 million, or 10.6%, to $457 million, driven by increases in savings and NOW deposits of $34.4 million, and demand deposits of $9.3 million.
- Income tax expenses increased $301 thousand related to higher pre-tax earnings and a $167 thousand write-down of deferred tax assets related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Key highlights for year ended December 31, 2017 compared to year ended December 31, 2016 included:
- Net income increased $862 thousand, or 57.8%. (Excluding the impact of the deferred tax asset impairment due to TCJA, net income would have increased $1.0 million.)
- Total revenue, consisting of net interest and dividend income plus noninterest income, increased $1.1 million, or 6.9%.
- Net interest and dividend income increased 9.0% to $14.8 million.
- Mortgage banking activities increased 12.2% , or $157 thousand, to $1.4 million.
- Provision for loan losses totaled $645 thousand, a decrease of $266 thousand compared to the year ended December 31, 2016. The allowance for loan losses at December 31, 2017 was 1.03% of total gross loans.
The Company’s allowance for loan losses at December 31, 2017 was 1.03% of total gross loans. The Company had non-accrual loans totaling $1.5 million, or 0.37%, of total loans on December 31, 2017, compared to non-accrual loans totaling $4.1 million, or 0.99%, of total loans a year ago. Total non-accrual and delinquent loans on December 31, 2017 was 0.52% of loans outstanding compared to 1.26% on December 31, 2016.
Total deposits on December 31, 2017 were $457 million, an increase of $43.6 million, or 10.6%, over a year ago. At the period end, 31% of total deposits were in non-interest bearing demand accounts, 54% were in low-cost savings, money market and NOW accounts and 15% were in time deposits.
For the quarter ended December 31, 2017, total net revenues, consisting of net interest and dividend income plus noninterest income, were $4.6 million compared to $4.5 million for the same period in 2016, an increase of $71 thousand, or 1.6%, above the prior year’s fourth quarter. Net interest and dividend income increased $92 thousand, or 2.5%, primarily driven by a $143 thousand, or 3.8%, increase in interest and fees on loans. The increase was partially offset by increased interest expense on deposits of $111 thousand. Noninterest income decreased by $21 thousand, or 2.5%, primarily due to a decrease in other income of $36 thousand and a decrease in investment services fees and commissions of $29 thousand.
For the year ended December 31, 2017, total net revenues, consisting of net interest and dividend income plus noninterest income, were $17.9 million compared to $16.7 million for the same period in 2016, an increase of $1.1 million, or 6.9%, above the prior year-to-date period. Net interest and dividend income increased $1.2 million, or 9.0%, primarily driven by a $1.8 million, or 12.9%, increase in interest and fees on loans. The increase was partially offset by decreased interest income on securities of $153 thousand and increased interest expense of $544 thousand. Noninterest income decreased by $73 thousand, or 2.3%, primarily due to a decrease in other income of $106 thousand, and a decrease in gain on sale of available-for-sale securities, net of write-downs, of $95 thousand. These were partially offset by an increase in mortgage banking activities income of $157 thousand.
The Company’s year-to-date 2017 taxable-equivalent net interest margin (taxable-equivalent net interest and dividend income divided by average earning assets) was 3.03% compared to 2.98% for the comparable 2016 period. The Company’s yield on earning assets increased 15 basis points to 3.47% and the cost of funds increased 13 basis points to 0.61%, primarily driven by the subordinated debt interest and increased FHLB borrowings interest.
Total noninterest expense for the fourth quarter 2017 was $3.4 million, a decrease of $78 thousand compared to the fourth quarter of 2016. Total noninterest expense for the year-to-date period ended December 31, 2017 was $13.9 million, a decrease of $174 thousand compared to the 2016 year-to-date period.
Capital levels for The Simsbury Bank & Trust Company on December 31, 2017 remain above the regulatory “well-capitalized” designation. Capital ratios are calculated under Basel III rules.
December 31, 2017
Simsbury Bank &
Regulatory Standard For
|Tier 1 Leverage Capital Ratio||7.79%||5.00%|
|Tier 1 Risk-Based Capital Ratio||10.89%||8.00%|
|Total Risk-Based Capital Ratio||12.03%||10.00%|
|Common Equity Tier 1 Risk-Based Capital Ratio||10.89%||6.50%|
Simsbury Bank is a Central Connecticut based independent, community bank for businesses and consumers. Simsbury Bank Home Loans is a division of Simsbury Bank serving the home financing needs of consumers. The Bank’s wholly-owned subsidiary, SBT Investment Services, Inc., offers securities and insurance products through LPL Financial and its affiliates, Member FINRA/SIPC. Simsbury Bank is wholly-owned by publicly traded SBT Bancorp, Inc., whose stock is traded on the OTC Pink marketplace under the ticker symbol of SBTB. For more information, visit www.simsburybank.com.
Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of SBT Bancorp, Inc., The Simsbury Bank & Trust Company, or their directors or officers, are “forward-looking” statements (as such term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
|SBT Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiary|
|Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|December 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016|
|(Dollars in thousands, except for share amounts)|
|Cash and due from banks||$||13,066||$||10,976|
|Interest-bearing deposits with Federal Reserve Bank|
|and Federal Home Loan Bank||23,853||9,786|
|Money market mutual funds||388||95|
|Federal funds sold||185||150|
|Cash and cash equivalents||37,492||21,007|
|Certificates of deposit||1,250||1,250|
|Investments in available-for-sale securities at fair value||51,656||58,728|
|Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost||903||2,896|
|Less allowance for loan losses||4,088||3,753|
|Premises and equipment, net||1,863||1,905|
|Accrued interest receivable||1,402||1,301|
|Other real estate owned||192||-|
|Bank owned life insurance||9,370||9,130|
|Total other assets||18,140||17,906|
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
|Savings and NOW deposits||247,251||212,835|
|Securities sold under agreements to repurchase||2,449||2,694|
|Federal Home Loan Bank advances||2,318||54,058|
|Long-term subordinated debt||7,281||7,252|
|Common stock, no par value; authorized 2,000,000 shares;|
|issued and outstanding 1,373,532 shares and 1,373,118 shares, respectively, at|
|December 31, 2017; 1,372,394 shares and 1,371,980 shares, respectively, at December 31, 2016||19,442||19,133|
|Treasury stock, 414 shares||(7||)||(7||)|
|Unearned compensation- restricted stock awards||(420||)||(293||)|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(444||)||(563||)|
|Total stockholders' equity||32,219||30,287|
|TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY||$||504,025||$||509,999|
|SBT Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiary|
|Consolidated Statements of Income|
|(Dollars in thousands, except for share and per share amounts)|
|For the three months ended||For the twelve months ended|
|Interest and dividend income:|
|Interest and fees on loans||$||3,920||$||3,777||$||15,341||$||13,591|
|Federal funds sold and overnight deposits||55||15||250||81|
|Total interest and dividend income||4,283||4,136||16,911||15,145|
|Long-term subordinated debt||136||137||542||515|
|Federal Home Loan Bank advances||3||58||263||192|
|Total interest expense||513||458||2,138||1,594|
|Net interest and dividend income||3,770||3,678||14,773||13,551|
|Provision for loan losses||75||305||645||911|
|Net interest and dividend income after|
|provision for loan losses||3,695||3,373||14,128||12,640|
|Service charges on deposit accounts||102||101||371||379|
|(Loss) gain on available-for-sale securities, net of writedowns||(2||)||(1||)||(4||)||91|
|Other service charges and fees||189||181||735||737|
|Increase in cash surrender value|
|of life insurance policies||60||64||240||241|
|Mortgage banking activities||430||390||1,445||1,288|
|Investment services fees and commissions||33||62||176||194|
|Total noninterest income||822||843||3,123||3,196|
|Salaries and employee benefits||1,754||1,799||7,017||7,499|
|Advertising and promotions||158||97||610||605|
|Forms and supplies||26||41||110||202|
|Data processing fees||205||208||903||836|
|Internet banking costs||45||61||207||282|
|Total noninterest expense||3,350||3,428||13,893||14,067|
|Income before income taxes||1,167||788||3,358||1,769|
|Income tax provision||485||184||1,004||277|
|Net income available to common stockholders||$||682||$||604||$||2,354||$||1,492|
|Weighted average shares outstanding, basic||1,360,136||1,347,872||1,359,222||1,350,725|
|Earnings per common share, basic||$||0.50||$||0.45||$||1.73||$||1.10|
|Weighted average shares outstanding, assuming dilution||1,370,224||1,357,070||1,368,238||1,359,265|
|Earnings per common share, assuming dilution||$||0.50||$||0.45||$||1.72||$||1.10|