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American National Bankshares Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2017 Earnings

DANVILLE, VA--(Marketwired - July 20, 2017) -

  • Loan growth of $230.7 million (21.8%) during last four quarters
  • Q2 2017 net income of $4.3 million and diluted EPS of $0.49
  • Net interest margin of 3.54% for Q2 2017
  • Average shareholders' equity of $206.8 million is 11.91% of average assets

American National Bankshares Inc. ("American National") (AMNB), parent company of American National Bank and Trust Company, today announced net income of $4,279,000 compared to $4,088,000 for the second quarter of 2016, a $191,000 or 4.7% increase. Basic net income per common share was $0.50 for the 2017 quarter compared to $0.47 for the 2016 quarter. Diluted net income per common share was $0.49 for the 2017 quarter compared to $0.47 for the 2016 quarter. Net income for the second quarter of 2017 produced annualized return on average assets of 0.99%, on average equity of 8.28%, and on average tangible equity of 10.93%.

Net income for the first six months of 2017 was $8,342,000 compared to $8,216,000 for the comparable period of 2016, a $126,000 or 1.5% increase. Basic net income per common share was $0.97 for the 2017 period compared to $0.95 for the 2016 period. Diluted net income per common share was $0.96 for the 2017 period compared to $0.95 for the 2016 period.

Financial Performance and Overview

Jeffrey V. Haley, President and Chief Executive Officer, reported, "We are pleased to report continued strong growth in our balance sheet. Over the past year, loans have increased $230.7 million or 21.8%. In the past six months, loans have increased $123.9 million or 10.6%. We are very encouraged that active business development and improving local economic conditions are resulting in this high quality growth. However, the continuing challenge for us, in this hyper-competitive environment, is achieving reasonable risk adjusted yield on our lending.

"Loans require liquidity. Deposits have grown $164.5 million or 12.7% over the past year. In the past six months, deposits have grown $92.2 million or 6.7%. This growth is mostly in non-maturity, core deposits, the heart of our balance sheet. We continue striving to grow these core deposits and their affiliated relationships, but, like the asset side of the balance sheet, the challenge is to do that in a cost effective yet competitive manner. Our cost of interest bearing deposits for the second quarter was 0.52%, compared to 0.54% for the 2016 quarter.

"On the earnings side, net income for the second quarter was $4,279,000 compared to $4,088,000, an increase of $191,000 or 4.7%.

"Net interest income was up by $1,752,000 (14.4%) in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the second quarter of 2016, driven primarily by growth in loans.

"Provision for loan losses was up $300,000 in the second quarter of 2017, compared to the second quarter of 2016. The need for additional provision expense directly related to continued strong loan growth.

"Noninterest expense increased in the 2017 quarter by $1,055,000 (10.9%). The higher level of expense primarily related to our entry into two new markets in the fourth quarter of 2016."

Haley concluded, "We are delighted with our balance sheet growth in loans and deposits over the past year. Slightly less than half our growth has been in our new markets, Roanoke and Winston-Salem. We expect growth will continue, but at a somewhat reduced pace. We acknowledge that rising interest rates and hyper-competitive market forces together will put continued pressure on our net interest margin. We are enthusiastic about our ability to manage these challenges and prevail in the community bank marketplace. American National Bank continues to be optimistic about the future of community banking."

Capital

American National's capital ratios remain strong and exceed all regulatory requirements.

For the quarter ended June 30, 2017, average shareholders' equity was 11.91% of average assets, compared to 12.67% for the quarter ended June 30, 2016.

Book value per common share was $23.96 at June 30, 2017, compared to $23.54 at June 30, 2016.

Tangible book value per common share was $18.72 at June 30, 2017, compared to $18.20 at June 30, 2016.

Credit Quality Measurements

Non-performing assets represented 0.31% of total assets at June 30, 2017, compared to 0.29% at June 30, 2016.

Annualized net recoveries to average loans were six basis points (0.06%) for the second quarter compared to net charge offs of two basis points (0.02%) for the same quarter in 2016.

Other real estate owned was $1,686,000 compared to $1,289,000 at June 30, 2016, an increase of $397,000 or 30.8%.

Acquisition Related Financial Impact

The purchase accounting adjustments related to our two recent acquisitions have had and continue to have a positive impact on net interest income and income before income taxes for American National. The impact of the adjustments is summarized below (dollars in thousands):

         
Increases to:        
         
For the quarter ended June 30,     2017     2016
Net Interest Income   $ 595   $ 352
Income Before Income Taxes   $ 392   $ 64
             
For the six months ended June 30,     2017     2016
Net Interest Income   $ 1,029   $ 1,353
Income Before Income Taxes   $ 661   $ 777
             

During the second quarter of 2017, the Company received a substantial payoff and a pay-down of two purchased credit impaired loans that resulted in $220,000 in cash-basis accretion income.

Net Interest Income

Net interest income before the provision for loan losses increased to $13,912,000 in the second quarter of 2017 from $12,160,000 in the second quarter of 2016, an increase of $1,752,000 or 14.4%.

For the 2017 quarter, the net interest margin was 3.54% compared to 3.45% for the same quarter in 2016, an increase of nine basis points (0.09%). The increase in net interest income related to higher volumes of earning assets.

Provision for Loan Losses and Allowance for Loan Losses

Provision expense for the second quarter of 2017 was $350,000 compared to $50,000 for the second quarter of 2016.

The allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total loans was 1.06% at June 30, 2017 compared to 1.20% at June 30, 2016.

There was significant growth in loans outstanding in the second quarter 2017, a net of $68.7 million or 5.6%. The need for additions to the allowance for loan losses was mitigated by improvement in various qualitative factors used in the determination of the allowance, notably national and local economic conditions and continued favorable asset quality metrics.

Noninterest Income

Noninterest income totaled $3,348,000 in the second quarter of 2017, compared with $3,367,000 in the second quarter of 2016, a decrease of $19,000 or 0.6%. There was little net change in total revenue during the quarter.

Noninterest Expense

Noninterest expense totaled $10,711,000 in the second quarter of 2017, compared to $9,656,000 in the second quarter of 2016, an increase of $1,055,000 or 10.9%. The major driver of the increase was salaries related to the de novo operations in Roanoke and Winston-Salem. Overall salaries expense increased $702,000 or 17.4%. Total full time equivalent employees were 328 at the end of the second quarter of 2017, compared to 302 at the end of the comparable quarter of 2016.

About American National

American National is a multi-state bank holding company with total assets of approximately $1.8 billion. Headquartered in Danville, Virginia, American National is the parent company of American National Bank and Trust Company. American National Bank is a community bank serving Virginia and North Carolina with 27 banking offices and two loan production offices. American National Bank also manages an additional $818 million of trust, investment and brokerage assets in its Trust and Investment Services Division. Additional information about the company and the bank is available on the bank's website at www.amnb.com.

Shares of American National are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "AMNB."

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. Certain of the statements involve significant risks and uncertainties. The statements herein are based on certain assumptions and analyses by American National and are factors it believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Actual results could differ materially from those contained in or implied by such statements for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to: changes in interest rates; changes in accounting principles, policies or guidelines; significant changes in the economic scenario; significant changes in regulatory requirements; significant changes in securities markets; changes in technology and information security; and changes regarding acquisitions and dispositions. Consequently, all forward-looking statements made herein are qualified by these cautionary statements and the cautionary language in American National's most recent Form 10-K report and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. American National does not undertake to update forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking statements are made.

   
American National Bankshares Inc.  
Consolidated Balance Sheets  
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)  
Unaudited  
             
    June 30  
ASSETS   2017     2016  
                 
Cash and due from banks   $ 23,765     $ 21,625  
Interest-bearing deposits in other banks     62,164       51,716  
                 
Securities available for sale, at fair value     280,503       362,800  
Restricted stock, at cost     5,501       5,362  
Loans held for sale     2,379       4,692  
                 
Loans     1,288,693       1,057,959  
  Less allowance for loan losses     (13,632 )     (12,674 )
    Net Loans     1,275,061       1,045,285  
                 
Premises and equipment, net     26,265       22,878  
Other real estate owned, net     1,686       1,289  
Goodwill     43,872       43,872  
Core deposit intangibles, net     1,351       2,107  
Bank owned life insurance     18,381       17,885  
Accrued interest receivable and other assets     23,545       22,140  
                 
    Total assets   $ 1,764,473     $ 1,601,651  
                 
                 
Liabilities                
  Demand deposits -- noninterest-bearing   $ 390,603     $ 321,442  
  Demand deposits -- interest-bearing     218,714       205,440  
  Money market deposits     339,106       252,118  
  Savings deposits     125,237       116,047  
  Time deposits     389,181       403,338  
    Total deposits     1,462,841       1,298,385  
                 
  Short-term borrowings:                
    Customer repurchase agreements     48,282       53,369  
  Long-term borrowings     9,991       9,969  
  Junior subordinated debt     27,775       27,673  
  Accrued interest payable and other liabilities     8,531       9,551  
    Total liabilities     1,557,420       1,398,947  
                 
Shareholders' equity                
  Preferred stock, $5 par, 2,000,000 shares authorized, none outstanding     -       -  
  Common stock, $1 par, 20,000,000 shares authorized, 8,642,913 shares outstanding at June 30, 2017 and 8,609,160 shares outstanding at June 30, 2016 and    

8,595
     

8,572
 
  Capital in excess of par value     75,691       74,753  
  Retained earnings     123,795       115,648  
  Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net     (1,028 )     3,731  
    Total shareholders' equity     207,053       202,704  
                 
    Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $ 1,764,473     $ 1,601,651  
                 
 
American National Bankshares Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Income
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
Unaudited
                 
    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    June 30   June 30
    2017   2016   2017   2016
Interest and Dividend Income:                        
  Interest and fees on loans   $ 13,752   $ 11,642   $ 26,456   $ 23,757
  Interest and dividends on securities:                        
    Taxable     1,133     1,150     2,287     2,234
    Tax-exempt     509     817     1,144     1,640
    Dividends     84     93     163     184
  Other interest income     125     67     234     125
    Total interest and dividend income     15,603     13,769     30,284     27,940
                         
Interest Expense:                        
  Interest on deposits     1,352     1,314     2,552     2,611
  Interest on short-term borrowings     14     1     42     2
  Interest on long-term borrowings     81     81     161     162
  Interest on junior subordinated debt     244     213     483     421
    Total interest expense     1,691     1,609     3,238     3,196
                         
Net Interest Income     13,912     12,160     27,046     24,744
  Provision for loan losses     350     50     650     100
                         
Net Interest Income After Provision                        
for Loan Losses     13,562     12,110     26,396     24,644
                         
Noninterest Income:                        
  Trust fees     908     961     1,820     1,891
  Service charges on deposit accounts     501     514     985     1,006
  Other fees and commissions     733     656     1,445     1,328
  Mortgage banking income     462     365     991     657
  Securities gains, net     331     222     590     588
  Brokerage fees     192     223     384     427
  Income from Small Business Investment Companies     6     72     32     238
  Other     215     354     372     529
    Total noninterest income     3,348     3,367     6,619     6,664
                         
Noninterest Expense:                        
  Salaries     4,733     4,031     9,532     8,246
  Employee benefits     1,130     1,055     2,313     2,169
  Occupancy and equipment     1,148     1,059     2,216     2,158
  FDIC assessment     134     193     263     381
  Bank franchise tax     263     256     519     512
  Core deposit intangible amortization     203     288     368     576
  Data processing     502     459     989     903
  Software     271     274     550     571
  Other real estate owned, net     68     76     111     209
  Other     2,259     1,965     4,291     3,849
    Total noninterest expense     10,711     9,656     21,152     19,574
                         
Income Before Income Taxes     6,199     5,821     11,863     11,734
Income Taxes     1,920     1,733     3,521     3,518
Net Income   $ 4,279   $ 4,088   $ 8,342   $ 8,216
                         
Net Income Per Common Share:                        
  Basic   $ 0.50   $ 0.47   $ 0.97   $ 0.95
  Diluted   $ 0.49   $ 0.47   $ 0.96   $ 0.95
Average Common Shares Outstanding:                        
  Basic     8,640,648     8,610,156     8,636,954     8,610,998
  Diluted     8,659,165     8,619,833     8,655,173     8,616,873
                         
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American National Bankshares Inc.  
Financial Highlights  
Unaudited  
   
  (Dollars in thousands, except per share data)  
    2nd Qtr     1st Qtr     2nd Qtr     YTD     YTD  
    2017     2017     2016     2017     2016  
EARNINGS                                        
  Interest income   $ 15,603     $ 14,681     $ 13,769     $ 30,284     $ 27,940  
  Interest expense     1,691       1,547       1,609       3,238       3,196  
  Net interest income     13,912       13,134       12,160       27,046       24,744  
  Provision for loan losses     350       300       50       650       100  
  Noninterest income     3,348       3,271       3,367       6,619       6,664  
  Noninterest expense     10,711       10,441       9,656       21,152       19,574  
  Income taxes     1,920       1,601       1,733       3,521       3,518  
  Net income     4,279       4,063       4,088       8,342       8,216  
                                         
PER COMMON SHARE                                        
  Income per share - basic   $ 0.50     $ 0.47     $ 0.47     $ 0.97     $ 0.95  
  Income per share - diluted     0.49       0.47       0.47       0.96       0.95  
  Cash dividends paid     0.24       0.24       0.24       0.48       0.48  
  Book value per share     23.96       23.64       23.54       23.96       23.54  
  Book value per share - tangible (a)     18.72       18.38       18.20       18.72       18.20  
  Closing market price     36.95       37.25       25.18       36.95       25.18  
                                         
FINANCIAL RATIOS                                        
  Return on average assets     0.99 %     0.96 %     1.03 %     0.97 %     1.05 %
  Return on average equity     8.28       7.99       8.11       8.13       8.19  
  Return on average tangible equity (b)     10.93       10.56       10.99       10.75       11.13  
  Average equity to average assets     11.91       11.97       12.67       11.94       12.76  
  Tangible equity to tangible assets (a)     9.41       9.51       10.07       9.41       10.07  
  Net interest margin, taxable equivalent     3.54       3.44       3.45       3.49       3.56  
  Efficiency ratio (c)     61.76       62.97       60.91       62.35       61.14  
  Effective tax rate     30.97       28.27       29.77       29.68       29.98  
                                         
PERIOD-END BALANCES                                        
  Securities   $ 286,004     $ 298,059     $ 368,162     $ 286,004     $ 368,162  
  Loans held for sale     2,379       1,872       4,692       2,379       4,692  
  Loans, net of unearned income     1,288,693       1,219,958       1,057,959       1,288,693       1,057,959  
  Goodwill and other intangibles     45,223       45,426       45,979       45,223       45,979  
  Assets     1,764,473       1,715,805       1,601,651       1,764,473       1,601,651  
  Assets - tangible (a)     1,719,250       1,670,379       1,555,672       1,719,250       1,555,672  
  Deposits     1,462,841       1,416,104       1,298,385       1,462,841       1,298,385  
  Customer repurchase agreements     48,282       47,776       53,369       48,282       53,369  
  Long-term borrowings     37,766       37,734       37,642       37,766       37,642  
  Shareholders' equity     207,053       204,241       202,704       207,053       202,704  
  Shareholders' equity - tangible (a)     161,830       158,815       156,725       161,830       156,725  
                                         
AVERAGE BALANCES                                        
  Securities (d)   $ 295,863     $ 324,588     $ 361,064     $ 310,146     $ 354,038  
  Loans held for sale     2,426       2,414       2,087       2,420       2,071  
  Loans, net of unearned income     1,258,346       1,195,560       1,047,993       1,227,127       1,032,345  
  Interest-earning assets     1,610,132       1,574,460       1,464,692       1,592,395       1,444,611  
  Goodwill and other intangibles     45,337       45,517       46,150       45,427       46,296  
  Assets     1,736,686       1,699,730       1,592,261       1,718,310       1,571,692  
  Assets - tangible (a)     1,691,349       1,654,213       1,546,111       1,672,883       1,525,396  
  Interest-bearing deposits     1,047,828       1,021,110       972,385       1,034,542       961,328  
  Deposits     1,433,852       1,392,117       1,295,520       1,413,100       1,278,027  
  Customer repurchase agreements     49,239       45,106       47,607       47,184       46,008  
  Other short-term borrowings     -       11,833       -       5,884       -  
  Long-term borrowings     37,748       37,717       37,624       37,733       37,609  
  Shareholders' equity     206,774       203,459       201,685       205,126       200,605  
  Shareholders' equity - tangible (a)     161,437       157,942       155,535       159,699       154,309  
                                         
American National Bankshares Inc.  
Financial Highlights  
Unaudited  
   
  (Dollars in thousands, except per share data)  
    2nd Qtr     1st Qtr     2nd Qtr     YTD     YTD  
    2017     2017     2016     2017     2016  
CAPITAL                                        
  Average common shares outstanding - basic     8,640,648       8,633,219       8,610,156       8,636,954       8,610,998  
  Average common shares outstanding - diluted     8,659,165       8,651,139