Ohio Valley Banc Corp. Reports 2nd Quarter Earnings

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GALLIPOLIS, Ohio, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ohio Valley Banc Corp. (OVBC) (the "Company") reported consolidated net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, of $1,344,000, a decrease of 30.8 percent from the $1,942,000 earned for the second quarter of 2013.   Earnings per share for the second quarter of 2014 were $.33 compared to $.48 for the prior year second quarter.  For the six months ended June 30, 2014, net income totaled $4,908,000, a 5.0 percent decrease from net income of $5,165,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2013.  Earnings per share were $1.20 for the first six months of 2014 versus $1.27 for the first six months of 2013.  Return on average assets and return on average equity were 1.20 percent and 12.03 percent, respectively, for the first half of 2014, compared to 1.28 percent and 13.45 percent, respectively, for the same period in the prior year.

"Overall, 2014 is proving to be a strong year with a continued resurgence in loan growth contributing to increased net interest income and net interest margins," stated Thomas E. Wiseman, President and CEO.  "While we were disappointed in our second quarter and year-to-date results compared to the same periods last year, we know the actions behind these results—namely the downgrading of two credits in the second quarter which resulted in an increase in provision for loan loss and reduced earnings for the quarter—were necessary to manage our portfolio responsibly.  Over the last several years, our Asset Quality Oversight Committee, led by the Chief Credit Officer, has done a tremendous job working on troubled credits.  The committee's success led to much improved asset quality, resulting in a greatly reduced provision for loan losses and higher earnings.  While the downgrading of the two credits in the second quarter had the opposite effect, due to the committee's efforts, the effect was limited in scope."

For the second quarter of 2014, net interest income increased $346,000, or 4.4 percent, from the same period last year.  For the six months ended June 30, 2014, net interest income increased $707,000, or 4.3 percent, from the same period last year.  Contributing to the higher net interest income was the increase in both average loan balances and net interest margin.  For the six months ended June 30, 2014, average loans increased $24 million from the same period last year.  The increase in loan balances occurred primarily within commercial and municipality related financings.  The Company's net interest margin remains strong, and for the six months ended June 30, 2014, the net interest margin increased to 4.49 percent, from 4.37 percent for the same period the prior year.  One major contributor to the net interest margin improvement was lower funding costs related to the 2013 redemption of $5 million in trust preferred securities that had an interest cost of 10.60%.  Another major contributor to the margin improvement was an increase in the yield on mortgage-backed securities.  When our mortgage-backed securities are prepaid, we must amortize part of the bond premium we paid for the securities, which reduces the net yield on the securities.  With fewer mortgages being refinanced recently, prepayments on our mortgage-backed securities and the premium we have had to amortize have decreased.

For the three months ended June 30, 2014, the provision for loan losses increased $1,575,000, and for the six months ended June 30, 2014, the provision for loan losses increased $2,038,000 from the same respective periods in 2013.  The increase in provision for loan loss expense was associated with an increase in general allocations for specific loan portfolio risks, as measured by the economic risk factors within the calculation of the allowance for loan losses.  During the second quarter, the balance of classified loans, those loans demonstrating financial weakness, increased primarily due to the downgrade of two credits totaling $12 million.  Due to the higher balance of classified assets and risk profile of the loan portfolio, the calculation of the allowance for loan losses required additional reserves.  As positive asset quality indicators, the balance of net charge-offs and nonperforming loans continue to remain low.  For the six months ended June 30, 2014, net charge-offs totaled only $107,000, a decrease of $172,000 from the same period in 2013.  The ratio of nonperforming loans to total loans was .61 percent at June 30, 2014 compared to .76 percent at June 30, 2013.  Based on the evaluation of the adequacy of the allowance for loan losses, management believes that the allowance for loan losses at June 30, 2014 was adequate and reflects probable incurred losses in the portfolio.  The allowance for loan losses was 1.35 percent of total loans at June 30, 2014, compared to 1.17 percent at June 30, 2013.

For the three months ended June 30, 2014, noninterest income totaled $1,912,000, a decrease of $53,000 from 2013's second quarter.  Noninterest income totaled $6,030,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2014, as compared to $5,905,000 for the same period last year, an increase of $125,000, or 2.1 percent.  The primary contributor to the higher year-to-date noninterest income was the increase in tax processing fees.  For the six months ended June 30, 2014, tax processing fees totaled $3,062,000, an increase of $551,000 from the same period the prior year due to an increase in the number of tax refund items processed.  Offsetting the increase in tax processing fees was the decrease of $473,000 in earnings on bank owned life insurance, which was related to the receipt of life insurance proceeds of $452,000 during the first half of 2013.

For the three months ended June 30, 2014, noninterest expense totaled $6,997,000, a decrease of $320,000, or 4.4 percent, from the same period last year.  For the six months ended June 30, 2014, noninterest expense totaled $14,292,000, a decrease of $973,000, or 6.4 percent, from the same period last year.  The Company's largest noninterest expense, salaries and employee benefits, decreased $132,000 from the second quarter of 2013 and decreased $194,000 from the first half of 2013.  The decrease was primarily related to lower retirement benefit costs.  As a result of the new Ohio state tax methodology for financial institutions, the Company's tax expense decreased $117,000 for the second quarter of 2014 and $199,000 for the first half of 2014, as compared to the same periods in 2013.  This lower tax expense is anticipated to continue for the rest of 2014.  For the first half of 2014, foreclosure costs decreased $237,000 from the same period the prior year.  The decrease was related to expenses incurred last year in association with the liquidation of real estate in process of foreclosure.  As previously mentioned, the Company redeemed trust preferred securities prior to maturity during the first half of 2013.   The trust preferred securities were redeemed at a premium.  The redemption expense of $212,000 was not repeated in the first half of 2014.

Ohio Valley Banc Corp. common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol OVBC.  The holding company owns Ohio Valley Bank, with 14 offices in Ohio and West Virginia, and Loan Central, with seven consumer finance offices in Ohio.  Learn more about Ohio Valley Banc Corp. at www.ovbc.com.

Forward-Looking Information

Certain statements contained in this earnings release which are not statements of historical fact constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Words such as "believes," "anticipates," "expects," "appears," "intends," "targeted" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements but are not the exclusive means of identifying those statements.  Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties.  Actual results may differ materially from those predicted by the forward-looking statements because of various factors and possible events, including: (i) changes in political, economic or other factors, such as inflation rates, recessionary or expansive trends, taxes, the effects of implementation of federal legislation with respect to taxes and government spending and the continuing economic uncertainty in various parts of the world; (ii) competitive pressures;  (iii) fluctuations in interest rates; (iv) the level of defaults and prepayment on loans made by the Company; (v) unanticipated litigation, claims, or assessments; (vi) fluctuations in the cost of obtaining funds to make loans; and (vii) regulatory changes.  Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which the statement is made to reflect unanticipated events.  See Item 1.A. "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013, for further discussion of the risks affecting the business of the Company and the value of an investment in its shares.

Contact: Scott Shockey, CFO (740) 446-2631

 


OHIO VALLEY BANC CORP - Financial Highlights (Unaudited)




















Three months ended


Six months ended





June 30,


June 30,





2014


2013


2014


2013


PER SHARE DATA











  Earnings per share



$          0.33


$          0.48


$               1.20


$             1.27


  Dividends per share



$          0.21


$          0.21


$               0.42


$             0.31


  Book value per share



$        20.58


$        19.24


$            20.58


$           19.24


  Dividend payout ratio (a)



64.06%


43.93%


35.08%


24.38%


  Weighted average shares outstanding

4,098,753


4,062,204


4,098,753


4,062,204













PERFORMANCE RATIOS











  Return on average equity



6.45%


9.92%


12.03%


13.45%


  Return on average assets



0.68%


0.99%


1.20%


1.28%


  Net interest margin (b)



4.46%


4.33%


4.49%


4.37%


  Efficiency ratio (c)



68.24%


73.73%


61.33%


68.14%


  Average earning assets (in 000's)



$   749,509


$   737,316


$        776,339


$       761,633













(a) Total dividends paid as a percentage of net income.


(b) Fully tax-equivalent net interest income as a percentage of average earning assets.


(c) Noninterest expense as a percentage of fully tax-equivalent net interest income plus noninterest income.
























OHIO VALLEY BANC CORP - Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)


















Three months ended


Six months ended


(in $000's)



June 30,


June 30,





2014


2013


2014


2013


Interest income:











     Interest and fees on loans



$        8,223


$        8,169


$          17,037


$         17,086


     Interest and dividends on securities


702


595


1,396


1,158


          Total interest income



8,925


8,764


18,433


18,244


Interest expense:











     Deposits



578


789


1,151


1,628


     Borrowings



160


134


313


354


          Total interest expense



738


923


1,464


1,982


Net interest income



8,187


7,841


16,969


16,262


Provision for loan losses 



1,386


(189)


1,880


(158)


Noninterest income:











     Service charges on deposit accounts

395


444


786


868


     Trust fees



59


51


114


102


     Income from bank owned life insurance and









       annuity assets



171


172


330


803


     Mortgage banking income



57


109


115


246


     Electronic refund check / deposit fees

414


406


3,062


2,511


     Debit / credit card interchange income

548


493


1,052


945


     Loss on other real estate owned



4


25


(8)


(40)


     Gain on sale of ProAlliance Corporation

0


0


135


0


     Other



264


265


444


470


          Total noninterest income



1,912


1,965


6,030


5,905


Noninterest expense:











     Salaries and employee benefits



4,235


4,367


8,612


8,806


     Occupancy 



391


387


789


781


     Furniture and equipment 



152


208


332


434


     FDIC insurance 



113


117


240


261


     Data processing 



293


281


614


562


     Foreclosed assets



41


44


102


339


     Other 



1,772


1,913


3,603


4,082


          Total noninterest expense



6,997


7,317


14,292


15,265


Income before income taxes



1,716


2,678


6,827


7,060


Income taxes



372


736


1,919


1,895


NET INCOME



$        1,344


$        1,942


$            4,908


$           5,165
























OHIO VALLEY BANC CORP - Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)















(in $000's, except share data)







June 30,


December 31,









2014


2013


ASSETS











Cash and noninterest-bearing deposits with banks





$            9,404


$           9,841


Interest-bearing deposits with banks






13,240


18,503


     Total cash and cash equivalents







22,644


28,344


Securities available for sale 







85,570


84,068


Securities held to maturity











  (estimated fair value:  2014 - $23,469; 2013 - $22,984)




22,929


22,826


Federal Home Loan Bank and Federal Reserve Bank stock




6,576


7,776


Total loans 







587,918


566,319


  Less:  Allowance for loan losses 







(7,928)


(6,155)


     Net loans







579,990


560,164


Premises and equipment, net







9,423


9,005


Other real estate owned







1,723


1,354


Accrued interest receivable







1,839


1,901


Goodwill







1,267


1,267


Bank owned life insurance and annuity assets





25,270


24,940


Other assets







6,582


5,723


          Total assets







$        763,813


$       747,368













LIABILITIES











Noninterest-bearing deposits







$        155,493


$       149,823


Interest-bearing deposits







482,164


479,054


     Total deposits







637,657


628,877


Other borrowed funds 







21,901


18,748


Subordinated debentures







8,500


8,500


Accrued liabilities







11,382


10,824


          Total liabilities







679,440


666,949













SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY











Common stock ($1.00 stated value per share, 10,000,000 shares








  authorized; 4,758,492 shares issued)






4,758


4,758


Additional paid-in capital







34,883


34,883


Retained earnings







59,427


56,241


Accumulated other comprehensive income





1,017


249


Treasury stock, at cost (659,739 shares)





(15,712)


(15,712)


          Total shareholders' equity







84,373


80,419


               Total liabilities and shareholders' equity





$        763,813


$       747,368












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