STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Patriot National Bancorp, Inc. ("Patriot", "Bancorp") (NASDAQ:PNBK), the parent company of Patriot Bank, N.A. (the "Bank"), today announced quarterly pre-tax earnings of $1.4 million and quarterly net income of $1.0 million, or $0.26 per fully diluted share for the quarter ended June 30, 2018.
Patriot's second quarter net income includes $592 thousand of expenses related to the acquisition costs associated with Prime Bank and Hana Small Business Lending ("Hana SBL") and, as a result, was essentially unchanged from the $1.1 million, $0.27 per fully diluted share, reported in the first quarter. Net income for the quarter was 29% higher than the $804 thousand, $0.21 per share, reported for the same quarter a year ago. For the six months ended June 30, 2018, net income was $2.1 million, or $0.54 per fully diluted share, as compared with $2.5 million, or $0.65 per fully diluted share, for the first half of 2017.
The year-to date net income is not comparable to the same period last year due to a material credit recovery that was recognized in the first quarter of 2017 and material non-recurring acquisition-related expenses recognized in the current year. Pre-tax earnings reported for the second and first quarter 2018 included non-recurring transaction expenses of $592 thousand and $523 thousand, respectively, which were associated with the Prime acquisition closed in May 2018 and the Hana SBL acquisition that is underway. These non-recurring expenses will cease once the acquisitions are consummated and the acquired companies are fully integrated.
On May 10, 2018 Patriot completed its acquisition of Prime Bank. The closing of the transaction adds a new Patriot branch located in the Town of Orange, New Haven County, Connecticut. In addition, on July 2nd, 2018 Patriot announced the successful completion of a $10 million subordinated debt offering, which closed on June 29, 2018. The funds were raised in connection with the pending Hana SBL acquisition and for general corporate purposes.
CEO Michael Carrazza stated: "We are pleased with the execution of our planned initiatives for the first half of 2018, while core earnings and assets continue to grow. We have followed 2017, the best earnings year in Patriot's history, with a very strong first half of 2018. Quarterly income includes material transaction-related costs, which will taper off; we are confident these investments will bear much fruit into the second half of 2018 and then the full year of 2019 and beyond."
Mr. Carrazza added: "The results show the strategies we have been implementing since mid-2016, including key additions to our executive team and a re-focusing on our core strengths in commercial lending and retail banking, are the right initiatives for Patriot, enabling the Bank to achieve a pattern of consistent earnings improvement."
Richard Muskus, Patriot's President, added: "The successful completion of the Prime transaction represents another critical step in further building Patriot into a leading community bank. We look forward to executing additional growth strategies, including the expansion into a national SBA lending platform, and the continued building of our retail banking presence."
Patriot also announced today the declaration of its fifth consecutive quarterly dividend of $0.01 per fully diluted share. The record date for this quarterly dividend will be August 17, 2018 with a dividend payment date of August 24, 2018.
As of June 30, 2018, total assets increased to $930 million, as compared to $870 million at March 31, 2018 and $773 million at June 30, 2017, for a total asset growth of 20% in the one-year period. Net loans receivable totaled $751 million, up 5% over $718 million at March 31, 2018, and up 12% over $673 million at June 30, 2017. Deposits continued to grow to $712 million at June 30, 2018, as compared to $655 million at March 31, 2018 and $562 million at June 30, 2017.
All of these balance sheet categories were positively impacted by the completed merger with Prime Bank, which added total assets of $61.6 million, deposits of $46.2 million and loans of $21.6 million as of the acquisition date.
Net interest income was $7.0 million in the quarter, essentially unchanged from the prior quarter and up 12% over $733 thousand from the corresponding 2017 period. Net interest income of $14.1 million in the year-to-date period was 19% higher than the $11.8 million in the six month period ended June 30, 2017.
Net interest margin was 3.34% for the second quarter of 2018, as compared to 3.55% in the prior quarter and 3.61% for the second quarter of 2017.
The provision for loan losses in the quarter was $50 thousand, as compared to $260 thousand in the prior quarter of 2017. The year-to-date provision for loan losses was $235 thousand, as compared to a net credit for loan losses of $1.5 million, which reflected the previously noted recovery.
Non-interest income was $386 thousand in the quarter, 20% higher than the prior quarter. The current quarter included $66 thousand from the gain on sale of SBA loans as Patriot's internal SBA initiative began to contribute to earnings growth. Year-to-date non-interest income of $708 thousand was 13% higher than the prior year, primarily due to a loss on security sales recognized in the first half of 2017 and gains on the sale of loans recognized in the second quarter of 2018.
Non-interest expense increased $170 thousand over the prior quarter, and increased $947 thousand over the second quarter of 2017. The expenses were impacted by non-recurring project costs associated with the acquisition of Prime Bank and pending acquisition of Hana SBL, and an income tax related consulting project. These costs totaled $592 thousand and $1.1 million for the second quarter and year-to-date period, respectively. The first half of 2017 non-interest expense did not include any non-recurring project costs.
The income tax provision in the second quarter of $380 thousand represented an effective tax rate of 27% and reflects the positive impact of the tax rate changes enacted in the fourth quarter of 2017.
As of June 30, 2018 shareholders' equity was $68.4 million, an increase of $3.1 million from a year ago. Patriot's book value per share increased to $17.51 at June 30, 2018, as compared to $16.77 a year ago.
The Bank's capital ratios continue to be strong, as the Bank maintained its "well capitalized" regulatory status. The capital ratios improved from the first quarter 2018 level as the result of the subordinated debt issuance completed at the end of the quarter. A material amount of the proceeds from the debt issuance were down-streamed to the Bank. As of June 30, 2018, Tier 1 leverage ratio was 10.03%, Tier 1 risk based capital was 11.05% and total risk based capital was 11.85%.
About the Company
Founded in 1994, Patriot National Bancorp, Inc. ("Patriot" or "Bancorp") is the parent holding company of Patriot Bank N.A. ("Patriot"), a nationally chartered bank headquartered in Stamford, CT. Patriot operates with full service branches in Connecticut and New York and provides lending products and services nationally. Patriot's mission is to serve its local community and nationwide customer base by providing a growing array of banking solutions to meet the needs of individuals and small business owners. Patriot places great value in the integrity of its people and how it conducts business. An emphasis on building strong client relationships and community involvement are cornerstones of our philosophy as we seek to maximize shareholder value.
"Safe Harbor" Statement Under Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
Certain statements contained in Bancorp's public statements, including this one, may be forward looking and subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties. These factors include, but are not limited to, (1) changes in prevailing interest rates which would affect the interest earned on Bancorp's interest earning assets and the interest paid on its interest bearing liabilities, (2) the timing of repricing of Bancorp's interest earning assets and interest bearing liabilities, (3) the effect of changes in governmental monetary policy, (4) the components of Bancorp's periodic earnings and assets, (5) the fact that certain of the income recognized by Bancorp in any quarter may not be repeated in future periods, (6) the effect of changes in regulations applicable to Bancorp and the Bank and the conduct of its business, (7) changes in competition among financial service companies, including possible further encroachment of non-banks on services traditionally provided by banks, (8) the ability of competitors that are larger than Bancorp to provide products and services which it is impracticable for Bancorp to provide, (9) the state of the economy and real estate values in Bancorp's market areas, and the consequent effect on the quality of Bancorp's loans, (10) recent governmental initiatives that are expected to have a profound effect on the financial services industry and could dramatically change the competitive environment of the Bancorp, (11) other legislative or regulatory changes, including those related to residential mortgages, changes in accounting standards, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ("FDIC") premiums that may adversely affect Bancorp, (12) the application of generally accepted accounting principles, consistently applied, (13) the fact that one period of reported results may not be indicative of future periods, (14) the state of the economy in the greater New York metropolitan area and its particular effect on Bancorp customers, vendors and communities and other such factors, including risk factors, as may be described in Bancorp's other filings with the SEC.
|Patriot Bank, N.A.||Richard Muskus||Joseph Perillo||Michael Carrazza|
|900 Bedford Street||President||Chief Financial Officer||CEO and Chairman|
|Stamford, CT 06901||203-252-5939||203-252-5954||203-251-8230|
|PATRIOT NATIONAL BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY|
|CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS|
|Dollars in thousands||June 30,|
|Noninterest bearing deposits and cash||$||4,589||$||3,865||$||3,185|
|Interest bearing deposits||81,052||58,127||7,658|
|Total cash and cash equivalents||85,641||61,992||10,843|
|Available-for-sale securities, at fair value||23,982||24,793||24,981|
|Other investments, at cost||4,450||4,450||4,450|
|Total investment securities||28,432||29,243||29,431|
|FRB & FHLB stock, at cost||8,371||8,415||8,257|
|Gross loans receivable||757,329||724,555||679,088|
|Allowance for loan losses||(6,525||)||(6,485||)||(5,944||)|
|Net loans receivable||750,804||718,070||673,144|
|Accrued interest and dividends receivable||3,306||3,505||3,208|
|Premises and equipment, net||35,715||35,638||34,471|
|Other real estate owned||991||-||851|
|Deferred tax asset, net||11,085||11,335||11,212|
|Core deposit intangible, net||534||-||-|
|Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity|
|Noninterest bearing deposits||$||83,808||$||71,736||$||77,778|
|Interest bearing deposits||628,504||583,562||484,261|
|Federal Home Loan Bank and correspondent bank borrowings||110,000||120,000||120,000|
|Senior notes, net||11,740||11,722||11,666|
|Subordinated debt, net||9,576||-||-|
|Junior subordinated debt owed to unconsolidated trust||8,090||8,088||8,082|
|Advances from borrowers for taxes and insurance||2,876||1,904||3,111|
|Accrued expenses and other liabilities||5,796||4,268||1,547|
|Additional paid-in capital||106,982||106,928||106,797|
|Treasury stock, at cost||(1,179||)||(1,179||)||(1,177||)|
|Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) gain||(674||)||(379||)||8|
|Total Shareholders' Equity||68,361||67,605||65,300|
|Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity||$||930,235||$||870,417||$||773,420|
|PATRIOT NATIONAL BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY|
|CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME|
|(Unaudited)||Three Months Ended||Six Months Ended|
|Dollars in thousands, except per share data||June 30,|
|Interest and Dividend Income|
|Interest and fees on loans||$||9,201||$||8,774||$||7,591||$||17,975||$||14,198|
|Interest on investment securities||291||266||242||557||413|
|Dividends on investment securities||128||121||93||249||175|
|Other interest income||270||151||19||421||83|
|Total interest and dividend income||9,890||9,312||7,945||19,202||14,869|
|Interest on deposits||1,997||1,657||1,129||3,654||2,118|
|Interest on Federal Home Loan Bank borrowings||502||257||183||759||261|
|Interest on senior debt||228||229||228||457||457|
|Interest on subordinated debt||112||99||89||211||174|
|Interest on note payable||10||7||8||17||17|
|Total interest expense||2,849||2,249||1,637||5,098||3,027|
|Net interest income||7,041||7,063||6,308||14,104||11,842|
|Provision (credit) for loan losses||50||185||260||235||(1,489||)|
|Net interest income after provision (credit) for loan losses||6,991||6,878||6,048||13,869||13,331|
|Loan application, inspection and processing fees||12||8||15||20||36|
|Deposit fees and service charges||132||134||146||266||295|
|Gains on sale of loans||66||-||-||66||-|
|Loss on sale of investment securities||-||-||-||-||(78||)|
|Total non-interest income||386||322||349||708||626|
|Salaries and benefits||2,854||2,769||2,497||5,623||4,927|
|Occupancy and equipment expense||776||741||807||1,517||1,582|
|Data processing expense||322||317||326||639||446|
|Professional and other outside services||457||572||550||1,029||1,202|
|Merger/tax initiative project expenses||592||523||-||1,115||-|
|Advertising and promotional expenses||59||78||111||137||185|
|Loan administration and processing expenses||30||13||14||43||23|
|Material and communications||110||113||103||223||190|
|Other operating expenses||410||358||387||768||696|
|Total non-interest expense||5,961||5,791||5,014||11,752||9,708|
|Income before income taxes||1,416||1,409||1,383||2,825||4,249|
|Provision for Income Taxes||380||344||579||724||1,715|
|Basic earnings per share||$||0.27||$||0.27||$||0.21||$||0.54||$||0.65|
|Diluted earnings per share||$||0.26||$||0.27||$||0.21||$||0.54||$||0.65|
|PATRIOT NATIONAL BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY|
|FINANCIAL RATIOS AND OTHER DATA|
|Dollars in thousands, except shares outstanding and per share data|
|Quarterly Performance Data:|
|Return on Average Assets||0.46||%||0.51||%||0.43||%|
|Return on Average Equity||6.06||%||6.37||%||4.95||%|
|Net Interest Margin||3.34||%||3.55||%||3.61||%|
|Qtr % increase loans||5||%||1||%||8||%|
|Qtr % increase deposits||9||%||3||%||0||%|
|Other real estate owned||991||-||851|
|Total nonperforming assets||$||7,568||$||5,036||$||2,710|
|Nonaccrual loans / loans||0.87||%||0.70||%||0.27||%|
|Nonperforming assets / assets||0.81||%||0.58||%||0.35||%|
|Allowance for loan losses||$||6,525||$||6,485||$||5,944|
|Allowance for loan losses with valuation reserve||$||8,242||$||6,485||$||5,944|
|Allowance for loan losses / loans||0.86||%||0.90||%||0.88||%|
|Allowance / nonaccrual loans||99.2||%||128.8||%||319.7||%|
|Allowance for loan losses and valuation reserve / loans||1.09||%||0.90||%||0.88||%|
|Allowance for loan losses and valuation reserve / nonaccrual loans||125.3||%||128.8||%||319.7||%|
|Gross loan charge-offs for the quarter||$||13||$||-||$||13|
|Gross loan (recoveries) for the quarter||$||(3||)||$||(3||)||$||-|
|Net loan charge-offs (recoveries) for the quarter||$||10||$||(3||)||$||13|
|Capital Data and Capital Ratios|
|Book value per share (1)||$||17.51||$||17.32||$||16.77|
|Bank Capital Ratios:|
|Tier 1 Capital||11.05||%||10.90||%||10.73||%|
|Total Risk Based Capital||11.85||%||11.76||%||11.59||%|
|(1) Book value per share represents shareholders' equity divided by outstanding shares.|
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