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ACNB Corporation Reports Record Second Quarter 2018 Earnings


ACNB Corporation (ACNB) today announced record financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2018, with net income of $10,420,000. Compared to net income of $5,359,000 for the six months ended June 30, 2017, this is an increase of $5,061,000 or 94% over comparable period results. Basic earnings per share was $1.48 and $0.88 for the six months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively, which is an increase of 68%.

“ACNB Corporation’s financial results for the first half of 2018 were strong, again validating the success of the organization’s initiatives and focus on prudent growth through both organic and inorganic strategies. This month marks the one-year anniversary of the acquisition of New Windsor Bancorp, Inc. and the expansion of community banking operations in the northern Maryland market,” said James P. Helt, ACNB Corporation President & CEO. “Building on our base in Maryland, ACNB Corporation and ACNB Bank continue to experience positive momentum in 2018 with geographic expansion through the hiring of experienced commercial lenders serving the Maryland counties of Baltimore and Frederick.”

“Additionally, on June 20, Central Penn Business Journal named ACNB Corporation to its 22nd annual list of the Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Central Pennsylvania. This is the first time ACNB Corporation has achieved this recognition, which is a testament to the contributions of many at our subsidiaries of ACNB Bank and Russell Insurance Group, Inc.,” he continued.


Total revenues for the first two quarters of 2018 were $39,148,000, or a 39% increase over total revenues of $28,105,000 for the first two quarters of 2017. Total interest income for the first half of 2018 was $31,119,000, or an increase of 45%, as compared to total interest income of $21,495,000 for the first half of 2017.


Total loans outstanding were $1,246,798,000 at June 30, 2018. Loans outstanding increased slightly by $2,628,000, or less than 1%, since December 31, 2017, and increased by $277,123,000, or 29%, from June 30, 2017 to June 30, 2018. The increase from June 30, 2017 was primarily due to the fair value of loans acquired from New Windsor Bancorp, Inc. (New Windsor) of $263,450,000 and the balance was the net increase of new loans after payoffs and paydowns. Organic loan growth, which excludes the loans acquired through New Windsor, was $13,673,000, or 1%, from June 30, 2017 to June 30, 2018. As a result of normal and anticipated credit losses in the portfolio, the provision for loan losses for the first two quarters of 2018 was $570,000.


Total deposits were $1,333,975,000 at June 30, 2018. Deposits increased by $35,483,000, or 3%, from December 31, 2017, and $333,821,000, or 33%, from June 30, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Organic deposit growth, which excludes the deposits acquired through New Windsor of $293,333,000, was $40,488,000, or 4%, from June 30, 2017 to June 30, 2018.

Net Interest Income and Margin

Net interest income rose by $8,356,000 to $27,653,000 for the first six months of 2018, which is an increase of 43% compared to the first six months of 2017. The net interest margin for the first half of 2018 was 3.81%, compared to 3.38% for the same period of 2017. The increases in net interest income and net interest margin for the first six months of 2018 were mainly due to the impact of the New Windsor acquisition and related purchase accounting adjustments.

Noninterest Income

Noninterest income for the first six months of 2018 was $8,029,000, an increase of $1,419,000, or 21%, from the first six months of 2017. The increase includes both revenue from fiduciary, investment management and brokerage activities and commissions from insurance sales, which grew 23% and 7%, respectively, from the first half of 2017 to the first half of 2018.

Noninterest Expense

Noninterest expense for the first six months of 2018 was $22,237,000, an increase of $3,603,000, or 19%, from the same period in 2017. Of this increased amount, salaries and employee benefits expense rose by $1,628,000 from the first six months of 2017 to the first six months of 2018, primarily attributable to higher staffing levels resulting from the New Windsor acquisition and additional staff hired to support revenue generation across all business lines.


Quarterly cash dividends paid to ACNB Corporation shareholders in the first half of 2018 totaled $3,023,000, or $0.43 per share. In the first half of 2017, ACNB Corporation paid a $0.40 dividend per share for total dividends paid to shareholders in the amount of $2,426,000. A portion of the increase in total dividends paid to shareholders in the first half of 2018 was a result of new shares issued effective with the acquisition of New Windsor effective July 1, 2017. In addition, for the second quarter of 2018, there was a 15% increase in the quarterly dividend amount paid from $0.20 to $0.23 per share.

ACNB Corporation Strategic Initiatives

Speaking on behalf of ACNB Corporation, President & CEO James P. Helt stated, “The results for the first six months of 2018 indicate that our strategic initiatives are bearing fruit for our shareholders. These initiatives are ongoing as we continue our efforts to enhance our product lines for customers to position the company for the dynamic changes in the financial services industry. We believe that we have the management breadth and depth, products and services, delivery channels, and financial foundation that will allow ACNB Corporation and its subsidiaries to continue to deliver sound results and enhanced value for our shareholders, while meeting the challenges of a continuously changing business environment. We believe we are positioned for long-term success.”

About ACNB Corporation

ACNB Corporation, headquartered in Gettysburg, PA, is the $1.6 billion financial holding company for the wholly-owned subsidiaries of ACNB Bank, Gettysburg, PA, and Russell Insurance Group, Inc., Westminster, MD. Originally founded in 1857, ACNB Bank serves its marketplace with banking and wealth management services, including trust and retail brokerage, via a network of 22 community banking offices located in the four southcentral Pennsylvania counties of Adams, Cumberland, Franklin and York. In addition, NWSB Bank, a division of ACNB Bank, serves its marketplace via a network of seven community banking offices located in Carroll County, MD. The other wholly-owned subsidiary of ACNB Corporation is Russell Insurance Group, Inc., its insurance subsidiary. Russell Insurance Group, Inc., a full-service agency with licenses in 44 states, offers a broad range of commercial and personal insurance lines through offices in Westminster, Carroll County, and Germantown, Montgomery County, MD. For more information regarding ACNB Corporation and its subsidiaries, please visit acnb.com.

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Financial Highlights


Unaudited Consolidated Condensed Statements of Income

Dollars in thousands, except per share data


Three Months Ended June 30,

  Six Months Ended June 30,
2018   2017   2018   2017
Interest income $


$ 10,962 $ 31,119 $ 21,495
Interest expense   1,773     1,131   3,466       2,198
Net interest income 14,091 9,831 27,653 19,297
Provision for loan losses   320       570      
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 13,771 9,831 27,083 19,297
Other income 4,317 3,528 8,029 6,610
Merger-related expenses 208 370
Other expenses   11,251     9,426   22,237       18,264
Income before income taxes 6,837 3,725 12,875 7,273
Provision for income taxes   1,330     1,003   2,455       1,914
Net income $ 5,507   $ 2,722   $ 10,420       $ 5,359
Basic earnings per share $ 0.78   $ 0.45   $ 1.48       $ 0.88

Unaudited Selected Financial Data

Dollars in thousands, except per share data

June 30, 2018 June 30, 2017 December 31, 2017
Assets $ 1,623,342 $ 1,261,936 $ 1,595,432
Securities $ 194,085 $ 183,807 $ 203,880
Loans, total $ 1,246,798 $ 969,675 $ 1,244,170
Allowance for loan losses $ 13,143 $ 14,148 $ 13,976
Deposits $ 1,333,975 $ 1,000,154 $ 1,298,492
Borrowings $ 116,234 $ 126,687 $ 131,508
Stockholders’ equity $ 160,307 $ 123,844 $ 153,966
Basic earnings per share $ 1.48 $ 0.88 $ 1.50
Cash dividends paid per share $ 0.43 $ 0.40 $ 0.80
Book value per share $ 22.77 $ 20.38 $ 21.92
Number of common shares outstanding 7,038,768 6,076,899 7,023,658
Return on average assets 1.31 % 0.87 % 0.69 %
Return on average equity 13.49 % 8.86 % 7.12 %
Non-performing loans to total loans 0.49 % 0.94 % 0.63 %
Net charge-offs to average loans outstanding 0.11 % 0.00 % 0.02 %
Allowance for loan losses to total loans 1.05 % 1.46 % 1.12 %
Allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans 213.22 % 155.46 % 177.77 %

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