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Avidbank Holdings, Inc. Announces Net Income of $3,173,000 for the First Quarter of 2019

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 $3,173,000 for the first quarter of 2019 compared to $2,107,000 for the same period in 2018.

First Quarter 2019 Financial Highlights

  • Net interest income was $11,043,000 for the first quarter of 2019, an increase of $2,457,000 over the $8,586,000 we recorded in the first quarter of 2018. The 29% increase over the prior year quarter reflects the impact of our loan growth over the past twelve months.
  • Net income was $3,173,000 for the first quarter of 2019, compared to $2,107,000 for the first quarter of 2018. Results for the first quarter of 2019 reflected a loan loss provision of $459,000 compared to no loan loss provision in the first quarter of 2018.
  • Diluted earnings per common share were $0.54 for the first quarter of 2019, compared to $0.36 for the first quarter of 2018.
  • Total assets grew by 11% in the first three months of 2019, ending the first quarter at $1.0 billion.
  • Total loans net of deferred fees grew by 3% in the first three months of 2019, ending the first quarter at $832 million.
  • Total deposits grew by 6% in the first three months of 2019, ending the first quarter at $847 million.
  • The Company continues to be well capitalized for regulatory purposes with a Tier 1 Leverage Ratio of 10.86%, a Tier 1 Risk Based Capital and Common Equity Tier 1 Risk Based Capital Ratio of 10.22%, and a Total Risk Based Capital Ratio of 12.41%.

Mark D. Mordell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Net interest income increased to $11.0 million in the first quarter of 2019, a 29% increase over the first quarter of 2018 due to our loan growth over the past twelve months. Loans grew $24.4 million in the first quarter primarily as a result of increased multi-family, C&I and construction lending. We continue to be committed to a strong growth strategy to achieve scale and optimal profitability. We are also continuing to be opportunistic when identifying additional personnel and infrastructure that can be accretive to our cause. We have added several new employees in the first quarter of 2019 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 results according to plan as our robust loan and deposit growth provide increased economies of scale. Non- interest expense increased by $815,000 to $7,067,000 in the first quarter of 2019, up from $6,252,000 in the first quarter of 2018 primarily due to these increased investments. Our efficiency ratio decreased to 59.2% in the first quarter of 2019, down from 67.3% in the first quarter of 2018 as a result of increased earnings due to significant loan growth. Total deposits increased by $50 million in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the fourth quarter of 2018 and increased by $180 million from the first quarter of 2018. The increase in deposits for the first quarter of 2019 was primarily due to the efforts our team has made to increase demand deposits and money market accounts. Our net interest margin grew to 4.89% in the first quarter of 2019, compared to 4.55% in the first quarter of 2018 due to growth in loans, recovery of interest on a non-accrual loan and the favorable impact of interest rate increases. Return on assets was 1.33% in the first quarter of 2019 compared to 1.06% in the first quarter of 2018.”

Results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019

For the three months ended March 31, 2019, net interest income before provision for loan losses was $11.0 million, an increase of $2.5 million or 29% compared to the first quarter of 2018. The increase was primarily the result of higher average loans outstanding. Average total loans outstanding for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 were $811 million, compared to $654 million for the same quarter in 2018, an increase of 24%. Average earning assets were $916 million in the first quarter of 2019, a 20% increase over the first quarter of the prior year. Loans made up 88% of average earning assets at the end of the first quarter of 2019 compared to 85% at the end of the first quarter of 2018. Net interest margin was 4.89% for the first quarter of 2019, compared to 4.55% for the first quarter of 2018. A loan loss provision of $0.5 million was recorded in the first quarter of 2019 compared with no loan loss provision taken in the first quarter of 2018.

Non-interest income was $890,000 in the first quarter of 2019, an increase of $186,000 or 26% compared to the first quarter of 2018. The increase was primarily the result of a gain of $306,000 from the sale of collateral on a workout loan in addition to increased service charges on deposit accounts as a result of our growth. Non-interest income in the first quarter of 2018 included $281,000 in earnings from an investment in a Small Business Investment Corporation (SBIC) fund.

Non-interest expense increased by $815,000 in the first quarter of 2019 to $7,067,000 compared to $6,252,000 for the first quarter of 2018. This increase was primarily due to higher compensation costs related to increased staffing. The Bank's full-time equivalent employees at March 31, 2019 and 2018 were 97 and 88, respectively. The Bank's efficiency ratio decreased from 67.3% in the first quarter of 2018 to 59.2% in the first quarter of 2019 due to increased revenue from significant loan growth. The 2018 efficiency ratio reflected higher one-time occupancy costs due to our multiple relocations to new facilities.

Balance Sheet

Total assets were $1.0 billion as of March 31, 2019, compared to $917 million at December 31, 2018 and $822 million on the same day one year ago. The increase in total assets of $97 million, or 11%, from December 31, 2018 was primarily due to higher balances of overnight funds resulting from increased money market, demand deposits and a $30 million increase in Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) borrowings. The Company reported loans net of deferred fees at March 31, 2019 of $832 million, which represented an increase of $24 million, or 3%, from $808 million at December 31, 2018, and an increase of $170 million, or 26%, over $662 million at March 31, 2018. The increase in total loans from December 31, 2018 was primarily attributable to growth in multi-family, C&I and construction loans. The increase in loans from March 31, 2018 was due to higher specialty finance, multi-family and commercial real estate loans.

“We had non-accrual loans of $1.7 million on March 31, 2019, which were unchanged from $1.7 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 $847 million as of March 31, 2019, which represented an increase of $50 million, or 6%, compared to $797 million at December 31, 2018 and an increase of $180 million, or 27%, compared to $666 million at March 31, 2018. The increase in deposits from December 31, 2018 was due to an increase in money market accounts and demand deposits. The increase from March 31, 2018 was primarily due to an increase in demand deposits and money market accounts. The Company had $30 million of FHLB advances outstanding as of March 31, 2019 compared to none at December 31, 2018 and $50 million as of March 31, 2018.

Demand and interest bearing transaction deposits represented 48% of total deposits at March 31, 2019, compared to 49% at December 31, 2018 and 46% for the same period one year ago. Core deposits, which include transaction deposits, money market accounts and CDs below $250,000, represented 86% of total deposits at March 31, 2019, compared to 85% at December 31, 2018 and 87% at March 31, 2018. The Company’s loan to deposit ratio was 98% at March 31, 2019 compared to 101% at December 31, 2018 and 99% at March 31, 2018.

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

3/31/19

12/31/18

9/30/18

6/30/18

3/31/18

Cash and due from banks $12,204 $19,252 $13,256 $10,767 $15,729
Due from Federal Reserve Bank 76,295   8,400   79,670   57,070   48,475
Total cash and cash equivalents 88,499 27,652 92,926 67,837 64,204
 
Investment securities - available for sale 55,654 56,491 57,401 60,362 70,797
 
Loans, net of deferred loan fees 831,772 807,339 757,115 691,011 662,005
Allowance for loan losses (10,368)   (9,758)   (8,811)   (8,297)   (8,297)
Loans, net of allowance for loan losses 821,404 797,581 748,304 682,714 653,708
 
Bank owned life insurance 10,953 10,890 10,822 10,754 10,686
Premises and equipment, net 5,507 5,723 5,951 6,165 6,349
Other real estate owned - - 2,094 - -
Accrued interest receivable & other assets 31,736   18,568   17,776   17,212   16,749
Total assets $1,013,753   $916,905   $935,274   $845,044   $822,493
 

Liabilities

Non-interest-bearing demand deposits $376,976 $366,851 $384,731 $313,143 $281,967
Interest bearing transaction accounts 28,045 25,378 22,793 23,302 23,228
Money market and savings accounts 297,941 267,185 249,580 219,869 250,218
Time deposits 143,834   137,183   132,439   122,321   110,906
Total deposits 846,796 796,597 789,543 678,635 666,319
 
FHLB advances 30,000 - 30,000 55,000 50,000
Subordinated debt, net 11,866 11,845 11,824 11,803 11,782
Other liabilities 20,607   7,947   7,286   5,879   3,578
Total liabilities 909,269 816,389 838,653 751,317 731,679
 

Shareholders' equity

Common stock/additional paid-in capital 68,157 68,012 67,891 67,626 67,230
Retained earnings 37,226 34,052 30,581 27,716 25,050
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (899)   (1,549)   (1,851)   (1,615)   (1,466)
Total shareholders' equity 104,484 100,516 96,621 93,727 90,814
 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $1,013,753   $916,905   $935,274   $845,044   $822,493
 

Capital ratios

Tier 1 leverage ratio 10.86% 10.82% 11.07% 11.59% 11.45%
Common equity tier 1 capital ratio 10.22% 10.38% 10.39% 10.84% 10.84%
Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio 10.22% 10.38% 10.39% 10.84% 10.84%
Total risk-based capital ratio 12.41% 12.62% 12.61% 13.20% 13.24%
 
Book value per common share $17.28 $16.84 $16.17 $15.66 $15.25
Total common shares outstanding 6,047,136 5,968,148 5,974,645 5,983,390 5,956,609
 

Other Ratios

Non-interest bearing deposits to total deposits 44.5% 46.1% 48.7% 46.1% 42.3%
Core deposits to total deposits 85.8% 85.4% 85.9% 85.1% 86.9%
Loan to deposit ratio 98.2% 101.3% 95.9% 101.8% 99.4%
Allowance for loan losses to total loans 1.25% 1.21% 1.16% 1.20% 1.25%
 
     
Avidbank Holdings, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
($000, except share and per share amounts) (Unaudited)
 
Quarter Ended

3/31/19

12/31/18

3/31/18

Interest and fees on loans and leases $11,830 $11,322 $8,896
Interest on investment securities 374 369 455
Other interest income 283   402   149
Total interest income 12,487 12,093 9,500
 
Deposit interest expense 1,137 968 549
Other interest expense 307   390   365
Total interest expense 1,444   1,358   914
Net interest income 11,043 10,735 8,586
 
Provision for loan losses 459   947   -
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 10,584 9,788 8,586
 
Service charges, fees and other income 478 567 637
Income from bank owned life insurance 63 68 67
Gain on sale of assets 349   288   -
Total non-interest income 890 923 704
 
Compensation and benefit expenses 4,797 3,730 3,883
Occupancy and equipment expenses 943 798 1,066
Other operating expenses 1,327   1,348   1,303
Total non-interest expense 7,067 5,876 6,252
 
Income before income taxes 4,407 4,835 3,038
Provision for income taxes 1,234   1,354   931
Net income $3,173   $3,481   $2,107
 
 
 
Basic earnings per common share $0.55 $0.60 $0.37
Diluted earnings per common share $0.54 $0.59 $0.36
 
Average common shares outstanding 5,782,847 5,770,997 5,732,820
Average common fully diluted shares 5,888,339 5,888,460 5,850,614
 
Annualized returns:
Return on average assets 1.33% 1.46% 1.06%
Return on average common equity 12.45% 13.85% 9.43%
 
Net interest margin 4.89% 4.71% 4.55%
Cost of funds 0.69% 0.64% 0.52%
Efficiency ratio 59.22% 50.40% 67.30%
 
         
Avidbank Holdings, Inc.
Credit Trends
($000) (Unaudited)
 

3/31/19

12/31/18

9/30/18

6/30/18

3/31/18

Allowance for Loan Losses

Balance, beginning of quarter $9,758 $8,811 $8,297 $8,297 $8,297
Provision for loan losses, quarterly 459 947 665 - -
Charge-offs, quarterly - - (151) - -
Recoveries, quarterly 151   -   -   -   -
Balance, end of quarter $10,368   $9,758   $8,811   $8,297   $8,297
 
 

Nonperforming Assets

Loans accounted for on a non-accrual basis $1,658 $1,689 $0 $2,245 $2,256

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

-   -   -   -   -
Nonperforming loans 1,658 1,689 - 2,245 2,256
Other real estate owned -   -   2,094   -   -
Nonperforming assets $1,658   $1,689   $2,094   $2,245   $2,256

Loans restructured and in compliance with modified terms

-   -   -   -   -
Nonperforming assets & restructured loans $1,658   $1,689   $2,094   $2,245   $2,256
 
 

Nonperforming Loans by Type:

Commercial $1,658 $1,689 $0 $2,245 $2,256
Real Estate Loans - - - - -
Consumer Loans -   -   -   -   -
Total Nonperforming loans $1,658   $1,689   $0   $2,245   $2,256
 
 

Asset Quality Ratios

Allowance for loan losses (ALLL) to total loans 1.25% 1.21% 1.16% 1.20% 1.25%
ALLL to nonperforming loans 625.22% 577.82% 0.00% 369.54% 367.81%
Nonperforming assets to total assets 0.16% 0.18% 0.22% 0.27% 0.27%
Nonperforming loans to total loans 0.20% 0.21% 0.00% 0.32% 0.34%
Net quarterly charge-offs to total loans -0.02% 0.00% 0.02% 0.00% 0.00%
 

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