Oak Valley Bancorp Reports 3rd Quarter Results

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OAKDALE, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 18, 2012) - Oak Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ: OVLY), the bank holding company for Oak Valley Community Bank and Eastern Sierra Community Bank, recently reported consolidated financial results. For the three months ended September 30, 2012, net income was $1,479,000, while net income available to common shareholders was a record $1,395,000, or $0.18 per diluted common share. This compared to net income of $1,749,000 and net income available to common shareholders of $1,177,000, or $0.15 per diluted common share for the same period a year ago.

Year-to-date results for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, include net income of $4,292,000 and net income available to common shareholders of $3,925,000, compared to net income of $4,364,000 and net income available to common shareholders of $3,371,000 during the same period last year.

Increased net income available to shareholders corresponds to reductions in preferred stock dividends and accretion. The source of the reductions is two-fold; initially, from the repayment of the Treasury Capital Purchase Program funds in 2011, and more recently, from last quarter's repayment of $6,750,000, or half, of the outstanding preferred stock related to the Company's participation in the Small Business Lending Fund. 

Net interest income reflected a decrease of $85,000 or 1.3% to $6.25 million for the three months ended September 30, 2012, compared to $6.34 million for the same period last year. Year-to-date net interest income reflected a similar cumulative decrease of $115,000 from the previous year to $18.7 million. As the current low rate environment continues to put pressure on loan and investment yields the Company's net interest margin decreased for the three months ended September 30, 2012 to 4.57%, compared to 4.85% for the same period last year.

Non-interest expense for the quarter and nine month period ended September 30, 2012 totaled $4.5 million and $13.7 million, respectively, and $4.2 million and $13.1 million, respectively, for the comparable periods in 2011. The year-to-date increase is primarily due to additional staffing and overhead costs associated with two new branch openings last year. 

Non-performing assets continue to trend down. As of September 30, 2012, non-performing assets to total assets are 1.05%, or $6.6 million, compared to 1.50%, or $8.7 million for the same period a year ago. 

Loan loss reserves to gross loans as of September 30, 2012 remain solid at 2.05%, down from 2.26% as of September 30, 2011. The decrease in the loan loss reserve corresponds to charge-offs of non-performing assets. The provision for loan losses during the three months ended September 30, 2012, was $300,000, the same as the last year. 

Total assets were $627.8 million at September 30, 2012, an increase of $43.9 million, or 7.5%, from September 30, 2011. The Company's total deposits were $553.3 million as of September 30, 2012, an increase of $47.8 million, or 9.5% over September 30, 2011. Gross loans decreased by $2.7 million, to $388.7 million as of September 30, 2012, a decrease of 0.7% from September 30, 2011.

"The continued strength of our financial performance is built on a foundation of excellent customer relationships and strong credit quality," stated Ron Martin, CEO. "We continue to focus on our customers and relationship development, knowing that as borrowing confidence is restored, we are ready to meet the lending needs of the community." 

The Company currently operates through 14 branches in Oakdale, Sonora, Turlock, Stockton, Patterson, Ripon, Escalon, Manteca, three branches in Modesto, and three branches in their Eastern Sierra Division, which includes Bridgeport, Mammoth Lakes, and Bishop.

For more information, please call 1-866-844-7500 or visit www.ovcb.com.

This press release includes forward-looking statements about the corporation for which the corporation claims the protection of safe harbor provisions contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Forward-looking statements are based on management's knowledge and belief as of today and include information concerning the corporation's possible or assumed future financial condition, and its results of operations and business. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Those factors include fluctuations in interest rates, government policies and regulations (including monetary and fiscal policies), legislation, economic conditions, including increased energy costs in California, credit quality of borrowers, operational factors and competition in the geographic and business areas in which the company conducts its operations. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are based on information available at the time of the release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

   
Oak Valley Bancorp  
Financial Highlights (unaudited)  
                       
($ in thousands, except per share)   3rd Quarter   2nd Quarter   1st Quarter   4th Quarter   3rd Quarter  
Selected Quarterly Operating Data:   2012   2012   2012   2011   2011  
                                 
  Net interest income   $ 6,254   $ 6,212   $ 6,264   $ 6,335   $ 6,339  
  Provision for loan losses     300     300     300     300     300  
  Non-interest income     790     672     831     636     764  
  Non-interest expense     4,527     4,612     4,597     4,259     4,208  
  Income before income taxes     2,217     1,972     2,198     2,412     2,595  
  Provision for income taxes     738     620     737     915     846  
  Net income     1,479     1,352     1,461     1,497     1,749  
  Preferred stock dividends and accretion     (84 )   (114 )   (169 )   (168 )   (572 )
  Net income available to common shareholders   $ 1,395   $ 1,238   $ 1,292   $ 1,329   $ 1,177  
                                   
  Earnings per common share - basic     0.18     0.16     0.17     0.17     0.15  
  Earnings per common share - diluted     0.18     0.16     0.17     0.17     0.15  
  Dividends declared per common share     -     -     -     -     -  
  Return on average common equity     9.02 %   8.37 %   8.93 %   9.34 %   8.44 %
  Return on average assets     0.97 %   0.92 %   0.98 %   1.00 %   1.21 %
  Net interest margin (1)     4.57 %   4.73 %   4.67 %   4.70 %   4.85 %
  Efficiency ratio (1)     63.11 %   65.28 %   63.74 %   60.06 %   58.27 %
                                 
Capital - Period End                                
  Book value per share   $ 7.85   $ 7.63   $ 7.37   $ 7.37   $ 7.26  
                                 
Credit Quality - Period End                                
  Nonperforming assets/ total assets     1.05 %   1.20 %   1.12 %   1.22 %   1.50 %
  Loan loss reserve/ gross loans     2.05 %   2.05 %   1.98 %   2.17 %   2.26 %
                                 
Period End Balance Sheet                                
($ in thousands)                                
  Total assets   $ 627,817   $ 596,417   $ 593,513   $ 612,172   $ 583,955  
  Gross loans     388,714     390,515     392,584     396,202     391,379  
  Nonperforming assets     6,611     7,185     6,656     7,477     8,748  
  Allowance for loan losses     7,953     8,008     7,792     8,609     8,857  
  Deposits     553,333     526,407     518,727     536,204     505,505  
  Common equity     62,075     60,185     58,092     56,902     56,071  
  Total capital (2)     68,825     66,935     71,592     70,402     69,571  
                                 
Non-Financial Data                                
  Full-time equivalent staff     123     125     126     128     127  
  Number of banking offices     14     14     14     14     14  
                                 
Common Shares outstanding                                
  Period end     7,909,280     7,890,905     7,883,780     7,718,469     7,718,469  
  Period average - basic     7,750,727     7,728,024     7,722,609     7,705,164     7,705,164  
  Period average - diluted     7,778,146     7,750,952     7,743,941     7,737,248     7,731,463  
                                 
Market Ratios                                
  Stock Price   $ 7.49   $ 6.96   $ 7.39   $ 6.75   $ 4.05  
  Price/Earnings     10.49     10.83     11.01     9.87     6.68  
  Price/Book     0.95     0.91     1.00     0.92     0.56  
                                 
(1) Ratio computed on a fully tax equivalent basis using a marginal federal tax rate of 34%.  
(2) Includes $6.75 million in preferred stock issued to the U.S. Treasury under the SBLF Program.  
Prior to 6/30/2012, the amount of preferred stock issued was $13.5 million.  
                                 
             
             
    Nine Months Ended September 30,  
    2012     2011  
                 
  Net interest income   $ 18,730     $ 18,845  
  Provision for loan losses     900       1,200  
  Non-interest income     2,293       2,115  
  Non-interest expense     13,736       13,135  
  Income before income taxes     6,387       6,625  
  Provision for income taxes     2,095       2,261  
  Net income     4,292       4,364  
  Preferred stock dividends and accretion     (367 )     (993 )
  Net income available to common shareholders   $ 3,925     $ 3,371  
                   
  Earnings per common share - basic     0.51       0.44  
  Earnings per common share - diluted     0.51       0.44  
  Dividends declared per common share     -       -  
  Return on average common equity     8.78 %     8.43 %
  Return on average assets     0.96 %     1.03 %
  Net interest margin (1)     4.66 %     4.88 %
  Efficiency ratio (1)     64.04 %     61.68 %
                 
Capital - Period End                
  Book value per share   $ 7.85     $ 7.26  
                 
Credit Quality - Period End                
  Nonperforming assets/ total assets     1.05 %     1.50 %
  Loan loss reserve/ gross loans     2.05 %     2.26 %
                 
Period End Balance Sheet                
($ in thousands)                
  Total assets   $ 627,817     $ 583,955  
  Gross loans     388,714       391,379  
  Nonperforming assets     6,611       8,748  
  Allowance for loan losses     7,953       8,857  
  Deposits     553,333       505,505  
  Common equity     62,075       56,071  
  Total capital (2)     68,825       69,571  
                 
Non-Financial Data                
  Full-time equivalent staff     123       127  
  Number of banking offices     14       14  
                 
Common Shares outstanding                
  Period end     7,909,280       7,718,469  
  Period average - basic     7,733,848       7,710,097  
  Period average - diluted     7,757,754       7,739,589  
                 
Market Ratios                
  Stock Price   $ 7.49     $ 4.05  
  Price/Earnings     11.08       6.93  
  Price/Book     0.95       0.56  
                 
(1) Ratio computed on a fully tax equivalent basis using a marginal federal tax rate of 34%.  
(2) Includes $6.75 million in preferred stock issued to the U.S. Treasury under the SBLF Program.  
Prior to 6/30/2012, the amount of preferred stock issued was $13.5 million.  
Contact:

Ron Martin/Chris Courtney/Rick McCarty
Phone: (209) 848-2265
www.ovcb.com
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