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Avidbank Holdings, Inc. Announces Net Income of $3,481,000 for the Fourth Quarter of 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Avidbank Holdings, Inc. ("the Company") (OTC Pink: AVBH), a bank holding company and the parent company of Avidbank ("the Bank"), an independent full-service commercial bank serving businesses and consumers in Northern California, announced unaudited consolidated net income of $3,481,000 for the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to $1,009,000 for the same period in 2017.

Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2018 Financial Highlights

  • Net income was $11,120,000 in 2018 compared to $5,654,000 in 2017. Net income in 2017 included a $1.1 million charge to income tax expense as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 while net income in 2018 benefited from a lower federal tax rate. Net interest income was $37,866,000 in 2018, an increase of $7,338,000 or 24% over the figure recorded in 2017.
  • Diluted earnings per common share were $1.90 in 2018, compared to $1.08 in 2017. Weighted average common shares outstanding were 5,751,400 and 5,138,604 in 2018 and 2017, respectively. The increase was primarily the result of a $20,000,000 capital raise completed during the third quarter of 2017.
  • Net interest income was $10,735,000 for the fourth quarter of 2018, an increase of $2,553,000 over the $8,182,000 we recorded in the fourth quarter of 2017. The 31% increase over the prior year quarter reflects the impact of our loan growth over the past twelve months.
  • Net income was $3,481,000 for the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to $1,009,000 for the fourth quarter of 2017. Results for the fourth quarter of 2018 reflected a loan loss provision of $947,000 compared to a loan loss provision of $106,000 in the fourth quarter of 2017. Results for the fourth quarter of 2017 included a $1.1 million charge to income tax expense as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
  • Diluted earnings per common share were $0.59 for the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to $0.17 for the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • Total assets grew by 17% in 2018, ending the fourth quarter at $917 million.
  • Total loans net of deferred fees grew by 25% in 2018, ending the fourth quarter at $807 million.
  • Total deposits grew by 23% in 2018, ending the fourth quarter at $797 million.
  • The Company continues to be well capitalized for regulatory purposes with a Tier 1 Leverage Ratio of 10.82%, a Tier 1 Risk Based Capital and Common Equity Tier 1 Risk Based Capital Ratio of 10.38%, and a Total Risk Based Capital Ratio of 12.61%.

Mark D. Mordell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Net interest income increased to $10.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, a 31% increase over the fourth quarter of 2017 due to our loan growth over the past twelve months. Loans grew $50.2 million in the fourth quarter primarily as a result of increased Specialty Finance and C&I lending. We are committed to a strong growth strategy to achieve optimal profitability and continue to make substantial investments in personnel and infrastructure to help realize that goal responsibly. We grew by eight staff positions in 2018 with the majority of the hires in loan production and support positions. We are well positioned to continue our franchise growth strategy to scale our balance sheet and operations to serve our markets.”

Mr. Mordell continued, “Our investments in increased staffing and expanded infrastructure over the last 24 to 36 months are generating the results for which we have planned as our robust loan and deposit growth provide increased economies of scale. Non-interest expenses increased by $644,000 to $5,876,000 in the fourth quarter of 2018, up from $5,232,000 in the fourth quarter of 2017 primarily due to these increased investments. Our efficiency ratio decreased to 50.4% in the fourth quarter of 2018, down from 60.4% in the fourth quarter of 2017 as a result of increased earnings due to significant loan growth. Total deposits increased by $7 million in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to the third quarter of 2018 and increased by $150 million from the fourth quarter of 2017. The increase in deposits for 2018 was primarily due to the efforts our team has made to increase demand deposits. Our net interest margin grew to 4.71% in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to 4.33% in the fourth quarter of 2017 due to changes in the mix of earning assets in favor of higher yielding loans and the favorable impact of interest rate increases. Return on assets was 1.46% in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to 0.51% in the fourth quarter of 2017.”

Results for the twelve months ended December 31, 2018

Net interest income before provision for loan losses was $37.9 million in 2018, an increase of $7.3 million or 24% over the prior year. Higher outstanding average loan balances were the primary reason for the increase. Average total loans were $707 million in 2018 compared to $573 million in 2017. Average earning assets were $827 million in 2018, a 17% increase over the prior year. Net interest margin was 4.58% in 2018 compared to 4.32% for the year ended 2017. The increase in net interest margin was primarily caused by an increase in higher yielding loans in the mix of earning assets. A loan loss provision of $1.6 million was recorded in 2018 and a loan loss provision of $2.0 million was taken in 2017. We had $151,000 of charge-offs and minimal recoveries in 2018 compared to no charge-offs and recoveries of $68,000 for the year ended 2017.

Non-interest income was $2,719,000 in 2018, an increase of $832,000 or 44% over 2017. Non-interest income in 2018 included a $288,000 gain on the sale of an Other Real Estate Owned (OREO) property and $281,000 of earnings from an investment in an SBIC fund, while non-interest income in 2017 included $112,000 from the exercise of common stock warrants related to a Specialty Finance loan.

Non-interest expense increased by $3.9 million to $23.5 million in 2018, compared to $19.6 million in 2017 due primarily to increased investments in personnel and expanded facilities to accommodate the growth in staff.

The effective tax rate was 28.0% in 2018 compared to 47.8% for the same period in 2017. The rate declined in 2018 due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act federal income tax rate reduction becoming effective for the 2018 tax year. The rate in 2017 included a $1.1 million charge to income tax expense as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Results for the quarter ended December 31, 2018

For the three months ended December 31, 2018, net interest income before provision for loan losses was $10.7 million, an increase of $2.6 million or 31% compared to the fourth quarter of 2017. The increase was primarily the result of higher average loans outstanding. Average total loans outstanding for the quarter ended December 31, 2018 were $777 million, compared to $599 million for the same quarter in 2017, an increase of 30%. Average earning assets were $904 million in the fourth quarter of 2018, a 20% increase over the fourth quarter of the prior year. Loans made up 86% of average earning assets at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to 80% at the end of the fourth quarter of 2017. Net interest margin was 4.71% for the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to 4.33% for the fourth quarter of 2017. A loan loss provision of $0.9 million was taken in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared with a loan loss provision of $0.1 million taken in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Non-interest income was $923,000 in the fourth quarter of 2018, an increase of $448,000 or 94% compared to the fourth quarter of 2017. The increase was primarily the result of a gain of $288,000 from the sale of an OREO property and a $49,232 special dividend from the Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB), in addition to increased service charges on deposit accounts as a result of our growth.

Non-interest expense increased by $644,000 in the fourth quarter of 2018 to $5,876,000 compared to $5,232,000 for the fourth quarter of 2017. This increase was primarily due to higher compensation costs related to increased staffing. The Bank's full-time equivalent employees at December 31, 2018 and 2017 were 92 and 84, respectively. The Bank's efficiency ratio decreased from 60.4% in the fourth quarter of 2017 to 50.4% in the fourth quarter of 2018 due to increased revenue and deferred loan origination costs from higher loan activity. The 2017 efficiency ratio reflected higher one-time occupancy costs due to our relocations to new facilities.

Balance Sheet

Total assets were $917 million as of December 31, 2018, compared to $935 million at September 30, 2018 and $783 million on the same day one year ago. The decrease in total assets of $18 million, or 2%, from September 30, 2018 was primarily due to a $30 million reduction in FHLB borrowings in the fourth quarter of 2018. The Company reported loans net of deferred fees at December 31, 2018 of $807 million, which represented an increase of $50 million, or 7%, from $757 million at September 30, 2018, and an increase of $159 million, or 25%, over $648 million at December 31, 2017. The increase in total loans from September 30, 2018 was primarily attributable to growth in Specialty Finance and C&I loans. The increase in loans from December 31, 2017 was due to higher Specialty Finance, commercial real estate and multi-family loans.

“We had non-accrual loans of $1.7 million on December 31, 2018 compared to $5.2 million in non-accrual loans at the end of the prior year. The non-accrual loans represent a single relationship,” observed Mr. Mordell.

The Company’s total deposits were $797 million as of December 31, 2018, which represented an increase of $7 million, or 1%, compared to $790 million at September 30, 2018 and an increase of $151 million, or 23%, compared to $646 million at December 31, 2017. The increase in deposits from September 30, 2018 was due to an increase in money market accounts and brokered deposits. The increase from December 31, 2017 was primarily due to an increase in demand deposits and brokered deposits. The Company had no FHLB advances outstanding as of December 31, 2018 compared to $30 million at September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017.

Demand and interest bearing transaction deposits represented 49% of total deposits at December 31, 2018, compared to 52% at September 30, 2018 and 45% for the same period one year ago. Core deposits, which include transaction deposits, money market accounts and CDs below $250,000, represented 85% of total deposits at December 31, 2018, compared to 86% at September 30, 2018 and 87% at December 31, 2017. The Company’s loan to deposit ratio was 101% at December 31, 2018 compared to 96% at September 30, 2018 and 100% at December 31, 2017.

About Avidbank

Avidbank Holdings, Inc. (OTC Pink: AVBH), headquartered in San Jose, California, offers innovative financial solutions and services. We specialize in commercial & industrial lending, venture lending, asset-based lending, sponsor finance, real estate construction and commercial real estate lending. Avidbank provides a different approach to banking. We do what we say.

Forward-Looking Statement:

This news release contains statements that are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts, and generally include the words “believes,” “plans,” “intends,” “expects,” “opportunity,” “anticipates,” “targeted,” “continue,” “remain,” “will,” “should,” “may,” or words of similar meaning. While we believe that our forward-looking statements and the assumptions underlying them are reasonably based, such statements and assumptions, are, by their nature subject to risks and uncertainties, and thus could later prove to be inaccurate or incorrect. Accordingly, actual results could materially differ from forward-looking statements for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to local, regional, national and international economic conditions and events and the impact they may have on us and our customers, and in particular in our market areas; ability to attract deposits and other sources of liquidity; oversupply of property inventory and deterioration in values of California real estate, both residential and commercial; a prolonged slowdown or decline in construction activity; changes in the financial performance and/or condition of our borrowers; changes in the level of non-performing assets and charge-offs; the cost or effect of acquisitions we may make; the effect of changes in laws and regulations (including laws, regulations and judicial decisions concerning financial reform, capital requirements, taxes, banking, securities, employment, executive compensation, insurance, and information security) with which we and our subsidiaries must comply; changes in estimates of future reserve requirements and minimum capital requirements based upon the periodic review thereof under relevant regulatory and accounting requirements; ability to adequately underwrite for our asset based and corporate finance lending business lines; our ability to raise capital; inflation, interest rate, securities market and monetary fluctuations; cyber-security threats including loss of system functionality or theft or loss of data; political instability; acts of war or terrorism, or natural disasters, such as earthquakes, or the effects of pandemic flu; destabilization in international economies resulting from the European sovereign debt crisis; the effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act; the timely development and acceptance of new banking products and services and perceived overall value of these products and services by users; changes in consumer spending, borrowing and savings habits; technological changes; the ability to increase market share, retain customers and control expenses; ability to retain and attract key management and personnel; changes in the competitive environment among financial and bank holding companies and other financial service providers; continued volatility in the credit and equity markets and its effect on the general economy; the effect of changes in accounting policies and practices, as may be adopted by the regulatory agencies, as well as the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the Financial Accounting Standards Board and other accounting standard setters; changes in our organization, management, compensation and benefit plans, and our ability to retain or expand our management team; the costs and effects of legal and regulatory developments including the resolution of legal proceedings or regulatory or other governmental inquiries and the results of regulatory examinations or reviews; our success at managing the risks involved in the foregoing items. We do not undertake, and specifically disclaim any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect occurrences or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements except as required by law.

 

Avidbank Holdings, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets
($000, except share and per share amounts) (Unaudited)
 

Assets

   

12/31/18

   

9/30/18

   

6/30/18

   

3/31/18

   

12/31/17

Cash and due from banks $19,252 $13,256 $10,767 $15,729 $10,650
Due from Federal Reserve Bank 8,400     79,670     57,070     48,475     22,710
Total cash and cash equivalents 27,652 92,926 67,837 64,204 33,360
 
Investment securities - available for sale 56,491 57,401 60,362 70,797 74,364
 
Loans, net of deferred loan fees 807,339 757,115 691,011 662,005 648,273
Allowance for loan losses (9,758)     (8,811)     (8,297)     (8,297)     (8,297)
Loans, net of allowance for loan losses 797,581 748,304 682,714 653,708 639,976
 
Bank owned life insurance 10,890 10,822 10,754 10,686 10,619
Premises and equipment, net 5,723 5,951 6,165 6,349 5,946
Other real estate owned - 2,094 - - -
Accrued interest receivable & other assets 18,807     17,776     17,212     16,749     18,728
Total assets $917,144     $935,274     $845,044     $822,493     $782,993
 

Liabilities

Non-interest-bearing demand deposits $366,851 $384,731 $313,143 $281,967 $275,925
Interest-bearing transaction accounts 25,378 22,793 23,302 23,228 16,554
Money market and savings accounts 267,185 249,580 219,869 250,218 243,198
Time deposits 137,183     132,439     122,321     110,906     110,730
Total deposits 796,597 789,543 678,635 666,319 646,407
 
FHLB advances - 30,000 55,000 50,000 30,000
Subordinated debt, net 11,845 11,824 11,803 11,782 11,761
Other liabilities 7,947     7,286     5,879     3,578     5,718
Total liabilities 816,389 838,653 751,317 731,679 693,886
 

Shareholders’ equity

Common stock/additional paid-in capital 68,012 67,891 67,626 67,230 66,996
Retained earnings 34,062 30,581 27,716 25,050 22,811

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

(1,319)     (1,851)     (1,615)     (1,466)     (700)
Total shareholders' equity 100,755 96,621 93,727 90,814 89,107
 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $917,144     $935,274     $845,044     $822,493     $782,993
 

Capital ratios

Tier 1 leverage ratio 10.82% 11.07% 11.59% 11.45% 11.43%
Common equity tier 1 capital ratio 10.38% 10.39% 10.84% 10.84% 10.70%
Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio 10.38% 10.39% 10.84% 10.84% 10.70%
Total risk-based capital ratio 12.61% 12.61% 13.20% 13.24% 13.13%
 
Book value per common share $16.88 $16.17 $15.66 $15.25 $15.12
Total common shares outstanding 5,968,148 5,974,645 5,983,390 5,956,609 5,893,144
 

Other Ratios

Non-interest bearing deposits to total deposits 46.1% 48.7% 46.1% 42.3% 42.7%
Core deposits to total deposits 85.4% 85.9% 85.1% 86.9% 87.4%
Loan to deposit ratio 101.3% 95.9% 101.8% 99.4% 100.3%
Allowance for loan losses to total loans 1.21% 1.16% 1.20% 1.25% 1.28%
 
 

Avidbank Holdings, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
($000, except share and per share amounts) (Unaudited)
 
   

Quarter Ended

    Year-to-Date

12/31/18

   

9/30/18

   

12/31/17

12/31/18

   

12/31/17

Interest and fees on loans and leases $11,322 $10,176 $8,186 $39,874 $30,784
Interest on investment securities 369 350 477 1,578 1,988

Other interest income

402     349     245     1,132     580

Total interest income

12,093 10,875 8,908 42,584 33,352
 
Deposit interest expense 968 800 496 2,958 1,727
Other interest expense 390     479     230     1,760     1,097
Total interest expense 1,358     1,279     726     4,718     2,824
Net interest income 10,735 9,596 8,182 37,866 30,528
 
Provision for loan losses 947     665     106     1,612     1,985

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

9,788 8,931 8,076 36,254 28,543
 
Service charges, fees and other income 567 453 407 2,160 1,602
Income from bank owned life insurance 68 68 68 271 285
Gain on sale of other real estate owned 288     -     -     288     -
Total non-interest income 923 521 475 2,719 1,887
 
Compensation and benefit expenses 3,730 3,619 3,126 15,102 12,436
Occupancy and equipment expenses 798 842 1,038 3,436 3,029
Other operating expenses 1,348     1,201     1,068     4,991     4,132
Total non-interest expense 5,876 5,662 5,232 23,529 19,597
 
Income before income taxes 4,835 3,790 3,319 15,444 10,833
Provision for income taxes 1,354     925     2,310     4,324     5,179
Net income $3,481     $2,865     $1,009     $11,120     $5,654
 
 
 
Basic earnings per common share $0.60 $0.50 $0.18 $1.93 $1.10
Diluted earnings per common share $0.59 $0.49 $0.17 $1.90 $1.08
 
Average common shares outstanding 5,770,997 5,767,950 5,712,595 5,751,400 5,138,604
Average common fully diluted shares 5,888,460 5,879,337 5,825,747 5,866,401 5,243,045
 
Annualized returns:
Return on average assets 1.46% 1.28% 0.51% 1.28% 0.77%
Return on average common equity 13.85% 11.82% 4.48% 11.72% 7.38%
 
Net interest margin 4.71% 4.47% 4.33% 4.58% 4.32%
Cost of funds 0.64% 0.65% 0.42% 0.62% 0.43%
Efficiency ratio 50.40% 55.97% 60.44% 57.97% 60.46%
 
 
Avidbank Holdings, Inc.
Credit Trends
($000) (Unaudited)
 
   

12/31/18

   

9/30/18

   

6/30/18

   

3/31/18

   

12/31/17

Allowance for Loan Losses

Balance, beginning of quarter $8,811 $8,297 $8,297 $8,297 $8,191
Provision for loan losses, quarterly 947 665 - - 106
Charge-offs, quarterly - (151) - - -
Recoveries, quarterly -     -     -     -     -
Balance, end of quarter $9,758     $8,811     $8,297     $8,297     $8,297
 
 

Nonperforming Assets

Loans accounted for on a non-accrual basis $1,689 $0 $2,245 $2,256 $5,151

Loans with principal or interest contractually past due 90 days or more and still accruing interest

-     -     -     -     -
Nonperforming loans 1,689 - 2,245 2,256 5,151
Other real estate owned -     2,094     -     -     -
Nonperforming assets $1,689     $2,094     $2,245     $2,256     $5,151

 

Loans restructured and in compliance with modified terms

-     -     -     -     -
Nonperforming assets & restructured loans $1,689     $2,094     $2,245     $2,256     $5,151
 
 

Nonperforming Loans by Type:

Commercial $1,689 $0 $2,245 $2,256 $4,353
Real Estate Loans - - - - 704

Consumer Loans

-     -     -     -     94
Total Nonperforming loans $1,689     $0     $2,245     $2,256     $5,151
 
 

Asset Quality Ratios

Allowance for loan losses (ALLL) to total loans

1.21% 1.16% 1.20% 1.25% 1.28%
ALLL to nonperforming loans 577.82% 0.00% 369.54% 367.81% 161.08%
Nonperforming assets to total assets 0.18% 0.22% 0.27% 0.27% 0.66%
Nonperforming loans to total loans 0.21% 0.00% 0.32% 0.34% 0.79%
Net quarterly charge-offs to total loans 0.00% 0.02% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
 

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