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Bank of Santa Clarita’s Earnings Growth Continues


Bank of Santa Clarita (BSCA) today announced that the Bank’s earnings growth has continued, as net earnings for the first quarter of 2019 totaled $758,000, an increase of 24% over its earnings for the first quarter of 2018.

In reviewing operating results for the first quarter of 2019, the Bank reported $2,336,000 of net interest income, representing a growth of 5% over the first quarter of 2018. The Bank also noted that its provision for loan losses was $97,000 greater than that recorded in the first quarter of 2018 due to the growth in its loan portfolio. The Bank reported total net loans of $240.2 million at March 31, 2019, representing a first quarter 2019 growth of $10.7 million or 5%, and also an increase of 8% over the year-earlier date.

"We are proud to announce another strong quarter of record operating performance resulting from continued healthy loan growth. Specifically, Bank of Santa Clarita posted bottom-line earnings of $758,000, representing a 24% year-over-year growth in earnings,” noted Frank Di Tomaso, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “Further, we are proud to remain a safe, strong bank, and I commend our team of banking professionals for its commitment to serve our clients, community and shareholders with excellence, which has always been the key driver of our success.”

At March 31, 2019, shareholders’ equity totaled $33.9 million and the Bank’s total capital ratio was 14.19%, significantly exceeding the “well capitalized” level prescribed in the applicable capital regulations. The Bank also continues to maintain substantial liquidity positions, retaining significant balances of liquidity on its balance sheet as well as readily available collateralized borrowings and other potential sources of liquidity.

Bank of Santa Clarita, founded in 2004, is the only full-service commercial bank headquartered in the Santa Clarita Valley, and is focused on meeting the banking needs of the community and its businesses and non-profits. We promote face-to-face interaction with our clients, which in turn leads to deeper relationships overall. The Bank provides local, experienced decision-making and the personalized service that growing businesses and other organizations need on a daily basis. Bank clients have direct access to executive management and experienced professional staff members to address their credit requirements, from commercial lines of credit to SBA loans to commercial real estate and other commercial loans, and also technology-based banking services that include online bill-paying, remote capture depositing, check imaging and initiating online wire transfers, among other cash management facilities.

We are proud of the fact that Bank of Santa Clarita has served the Santa Clarita Valley’s residents, including individuals, small businesses and non-profit organizations, for 14 years, and we truly appreciate the relationships we’ve made with many of our neighbors, and invite any of those in the community who do not yet know us well to visit us, and together we can continue to build an even more vibrant and healthy community.

Bank of Santa Clarita, Corporate Headquarters
23780 Magic Mountain Parkway
Santa Clarita, California 91355
(661) 362-6000


Certain matters discussed in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements relate to the Bank’s current expectations regarding deposit and loan growth, operating results and the strength of the local economy. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed, suggested or implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the impact of changes in interest rates, a decline in economic conditions and increased competition among financial service providers as these factors may impact the Bank’s operating results, its ability to attract deposit and loan customers, the quality of the Bank’s earning assets and government regulation. The Bank does not undertake, and specifically disclaims, any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect occurrences or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements.

BANK OF SANTA CLARITA                  
March 31, December 31, March 31,
  2019   2018   2018
(In thousands)
Cash and Due From Banks $ 8,325 $ 4,574 $ 9,937
Interest Bearing Deposits at Other Financial Institutions 35,673 36,000 53,127
Federal Funds Sold 104 104 101
Investment Securities 13,678 14,645 18,216
Loans, Net 240,150 229,456 222,780
Other Assets   22,959   22,630   21,805
Total Assets $ 320,889 $ 307,409 $ 325,966
Money Market, Savings and Demand $ 73,600 $ 74,132 $ 92,412
Time 58,510 58,453   60,261
Total Interest-Bearing 132,110 132,585 152,673
Noninterest-Bearing   89,578   97,435   81,037
Total 221,688 230,020 233,710
Borrowings 63,000 42,000 60,000
Other Liabilities   2,259   2,306   2,374
Total Liabilities 286,947 274,326 296,084
Stockholders' Equity   33,942   33,083   29,882
Total Liabilities & Stockholders' Equity $ 320,889 $ 307,409 $ 325,966
For the Three Months Ended March 31,
  2019   2018
Interest Income (In thousands)
Loans $ 2,671 $ 2,471
Interest Bearing Deposits at Other Financial Institutions 255 227
Investment Securities 94 92
Federal Funds Sold   1   1
Total Interest Income 3,021 2,791
Interest Expense
Interest Bearing Demand Deposits 28 19
Money Market and Savings Deposits 102 109
Time Deposits 263 186
Borrowings   292   253
Total Interest Expense 685 567
Net Interest Income 2,336 2,224
Provision for Loan Losses   110   13
Net Interest Income after
Provision for Loan Losses 2,226 2,211
Noninterest Income 166 157
Noninterest Expense   1,315   1,472
Net Earnings Before Income Taxes 1,077 896
Income Tax Expense   319   287
Net Earnings $ 758 $ 609

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