SANTA ROSA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AltaPacific Bancorp (OTCBB: ABNK), the parent company of AltaPacific Bank, today reported net income for the first quarter of 2018 totaling $1,049,000 or $0.17 per diluted share. The earnings level represents an increase of $482,000 (85.0%) over the same period last year.
Assets for the Company totaled $417,914,000 at March 31, 2018, representing an increase of $15.8 million (3.9%) over March 31, 2017 and a decrease of $0.7 million (0.2%) over December 31, 2017. At March 31, 2018, gross loans totaled $310,578,000 representing an increase of $45.7 million (17.3%) over March 31, 2017 and an increase of $14.9 million (5.0%) over December 31, 2017. Deposits totaled $335,883,000 at March 31, 2018, representing an increase of $26.2 million (8.5%) over March 31, 2017 and a $0.7 million (0.2%) increase over December 31, 2017. At March 31, 2018, the Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses totaled $3,826,000, representing 1.5% of Gross Loans originated, nonaccrual loans totaled $43,000 and no loans were past due in excess of 30 days and still accruing interest.
The Company’s Share Repurchase Program, which was adopted in 2012, has resulted in the repurchase of 199,825 shares of Company stock at a total cost of $2,724,000, or $13.63 per share, during the three-month period ending March 31, 2018. During the twelve-month period ending March 31, 2018, the Company repurchased 460,233 shares of Company stock at a total cost of $5,714,000, or $12.42 per share. As of March 31, 2018, 6,027,762 shares of AltaPacific Bancorp stock were issued and outstanding.
“We have been very focused on the growth and expansion of our market presence in Southern California these past few months and have experienced a tremendous amount of success,” reported Charles O. Hall, Chief Executive Officer. Continuing, Mr. Hall stated, “We continue to look for appropriate merger and acquisition candidates. While opportunities have become available, they did not meet our strategic objectives. In pursuing this area of growth, we will remain patient and disciplined.”
AltaPacific Bancorp is the parent company for AltaPacific Bank. The Company’s stock trades over the counter under the symbol ABNK. AltaPacific Bank is an independent business bank headquartered in Santa Rosa, California and has additional banking offices in Covina, Ontario, Riverside, San Bernardino and Temecula, California. The bank is focused on meeting the specialized needs of small to medium-sized businesses and professionals throughout California. For additional information, please contact us at (707) 236-1500 or online at www.apbconnect.com.
The following is a summary of the company’s financial performance (unaudited) as of March 31, 2018:
|(Dollars in thousands)||March 31, 2017||December 31, 2017||March 31, 2018|
|Allowance for Loan Losses||3,386||3,686||3,826|
(Dollars in thousands, except per
|Three Month Period Ended|
|March 31, 2017||December 31, 2017||March 31, 2018|
|Net Interest Income||4,141||5,380||4,432|
|Provision for Loan Losses||50||200||140|
|Income Tax Expense||434||1,232||417|
|Return on Average Assets||0.59%||0.55%||1.04%|
|Return on Average Equity||3.94%||4.04%||7.34%|
|Book Value Per Common Share||$||8.90||$||9.34||$||9.32|
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