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C&F Financial Corporation Announces Record Net Income for 2018

WEST POINT, Va., Jan. 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- C&F Financial Corporation (the Corporation) (CFFI), the one-bank holding company for C&F Bank, today reported record consolidated net income of $18.0 million, or $5.15 per share assuming dilution, for the year ended December 31, 2018, compared to $6.6 million, or $1.88 per share assuming dilution, for the year ended December 31, 2017. The Corporation reported consolidated net income of $4.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, or $1.13 per share assuming dilution, compared with a net loss of $3.3 million, or $0.95 per share assuming dilution, for the fourth quarter of 2017.

For the year ended December 31, 2018, the Corporation’s returns on average equity (ROE) and on average assets (ROA) were 12.40 percent and 1.19 percent, respectively, compared to 4.58 percent and 0.45 percent, respectively, for the year ended December 31, 2017.  For the fourth quarter of 2018, on an annualized basis, the Corporation’s ROE and ROA were 10.59 percent and 1.05 percent, respectively, compared to (9.02) percent and (0.89) percent, respectively, for the fourth quarter of 2017, on an annualized basis.

Excluding the one-time effects related to the the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, discussed below, the Corporation’s adjusted net income for the year ended December 31, 2017 was $13.2 million or $3.79 per share assuming dilution and for the fourth quarter of 2017 was $3.3 million or $0.95 per share assuming dilution.  Adjusted ROE and adjusted ROA were 9.20 percent and 0.90 percent, respectively, for the year ended December 31, 2017 and were 9.05 percent and 0.89 percent, respectively, for the fourth quarter of 2017 on an annualized basis.  For more information about these financial measures, which are not calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), please see “Use of Certain Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and “Reconciliation of Certain Non-GAAP Financial Measures,” below.

“On an adjusted basis, our net income for the full year and fourth quarter of 2018 increased 36% and 19%, respectively,” said Tom Cherry, President and Chief Executive Officer of C&F Financial Corporation.  “While the increase in adjusted net income at each of our primary business segments includes the effect of the lower federal corporate income tax rate in 2018, it also reflects the results of our recent focus on growing higher-yielding earning assets at the retail banking segment and on pursuing better asset quality at the consumer finance segment.”

Retail Banking Segment.  C&F Bank, which comprises the retail banking segment, reported net income of $10.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2018, compared to net income of $5.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2017. For the fourth quarter of 2018, C&F Bank reported net income of $2.7 million, compared to a net loss of $1.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2017. The retail banking segment’s results for both the year and the quarter ended December 31, 2017 included income tax expense of $3.5 million associated with the revaluation of C&F Bank’s net deferred tax asset. The retail banking segment’s income before income taxes for the year ended December 31, 2018 was $12.6 million, compared to $10.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2017. For the fourth quarter of 2018, the Bank reported income before income taxes of $3.2 million, compared to $3.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2017.

In addition to favorable income tax factors discussed below, positive factors affecting net income of C&F Bank for the quarter ended December 31, 2018 compared to the same period in 2017 included: (1) higher interest income from loans, primarily due to (a) improvement in the performance of certain acquired loans, as discussed below, (b) higher yields on variable rate loans resulting from rising interest rates and (c) loan growth and (2) higher yields on excess cash balances. Partially offsetting these factors were (1) higher operating expenses associated with C&F Bank continuing to (a) strengthen its technology infrastructure, (b) expand its capabilities in administrative and compliance functions, (c) expand its product offerings and (d) promote brand awareness and (2) an increase in average rates on interest-bearing customer deposits. In addition to these factors that affected net income for the fourth quarter of 2018, net income of C&F Bank for the year ended December 31, 2018 was negatively affected by higher operating expenses associated with C&F Bank expanding its market presence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The recognition of interest income on purchased credit impaired (PCI) loans is based on management’s expectation of future payments of principal and interest. Expectations of the timing and amount of future payments on certain acquired loans that are PCI loans have improved during 2018, resulting in an acceleration of the recognition of interest income in 2018 compared to 2017. Interest income recognized on PCI loans was $0.8 million and $3.7 million for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2018, respectively, compared to $0.5 million and $2.7 million for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2017, respectively.

Average loans, excluding loans to affiliates, increased $13.0 million or 1.8 percent during the fourth quarter of 2018 and $27.4 million or 3.9 percent during the year ended December 31, 2018, compared to the same periods in 2017. C&F Bank’s total nonperforming assets were $1.7 million at December 31, 2018, compared to $5.4 million at December 31, 2017. Nonperforming assets at December 31, 2018 consisted primarily of $1.5 million in nonaccrual loans, compared to $5.3 million at December 31, 2017. The decline in nonaccrual loans since December 31, 2017 resulted primarily from the resolution of one commercial relationship.

Mortgage Banking Segment.  C&F Mortgage Corporation, which comprises the mortgage banking segment, reported net income of $1.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2018, compared to net income of $985,000 for the year ended December 31, 2017. For the fourth quarter of 2018, C&F Mortgage Corporation reported net income of $199,000, compared to a net loss of $373,000 for the fourth quarter of 2017. The mortgage banking segment’s income before income taxes was $2.6 million for each of the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017. For the fourth quarter of 2018, C&F Mortgage Corporation reported income before income taxes of $276,000, compared to $337,000 for the fourth quarter of 2017.

The increase in net income of the mortgage banking segment for both the year and quarter ended December 31, 2018 was due primarily to the favorable income tax factors discussed below.  For the year ended December 31, 2018, income before income taxes of the mortgage banking segment was essentially unchanged, as lower gains on sales of loans, which resulted from lower loan production, were offset by a decrease in operating expenses, which resulted from operational efficiencies and management of personnel costs.  For the fourth quarter of 2018, income before income taxes of the mortgage banking segment decreased primarily due to lower gains on sales of loans, resulting from lower loan production, which was partially offset by decreased operating expenses, resulting from operational efficiencies and management of personnel costs.  While loan production decreased by 6.1 percent and 14.7 percent in the year and quarter ended December 31, 2018, respectively, compared to the same periods in 2017, C&F Mortgage Corporation’s loan production volume outperformed loan production trends in the broader mortgage industry.

Consumer Finance Segment.  C&F Finance Company, which comprises the consumer finance segment, reported net income of $6.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2018, compared to net income of $2.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2017. For the fourth quarter of 2018, C&F Finance Company reported net income of $1.3 million, compared to a net loss of $958,000 for the fourth quarter of 2017. The consumer finance segment’s income before income taxes for the year ended December 31, 2018 was $9.2 million, compared to $6.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2017. For the fourth quarter of 2018, C&F Finance Company reported income before income taxes of $1.7 million, compared to $1.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2017.

In addition to favorable income tax factors discussed below, positive factors affecting net income of C&F Finance Company for the year and quarter ended December 31, 2018 included (1) a decline in the provision for loan losses of $5.3 million and $1.3 million for the year and quarter ended December 31, 2018, respectively, compared to the same periods in 2017, as a result of lower charge-offs and improving credit quality of the portfolio, as discussed below, and (2) lower personnel and operating expenses resulting from underwriting efficiencies and the purchase of loan contracts with higher credit metrics. Partially offsetting these factors were (1) lower loan yields resulting from competition in the non-prime automobile loan business and the acquisition of loan contracts with higher credit metrics, as well as relatively lower yields on boat and recreational vehicle (RV) loans as discussed below and (2) higher-cost variable-rate borrowings resulting from increases in short-term interest rates since the first quarter of 2017.

The net charge-off ratio for 2018 decreased to 4.14 percent from 5.82 percent for 2017. The decline reflects a lower number of charge-offs during 2018 as a result of C&F Finance Company’s purchasing loan contracts with higher credit metrics beginning in 2016. At December 31, 2018, total delinquent loans as a percentage of total loans was 4.76 percent, compared to 5.17 percent at December 31, 2017.  The allowance for loan losses was $23.0 million, or 7.77 percent of total loans at December 31, 2018, compared to $24.4 million, or 8.34 percent of total loans at December 31, 2017. The decrease in the level of the allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total loans was primarily due to lower net charge-offs on subprime automobile loans and the purchase of boat and RV loans beginning in 2018, as discussed below, which require a lower allowance for loan losses.  At December 31, 2018, compared to December 31, 2017, the higher composition within the consumer finance segment’s loan portfolio of boat and RV loans accounted for 28 basis points of the 57 basis points decrease in this ratio.  If factors influencing the consumer finance segment result in a higher net charge-off ratio in the future, or if the consumer finance segment’s loan portfolio should grow, the segment may need to increase the level of its allowance for loan losses, which would negatively affect future earnings.

During the first quarter of 2018, C&F Finance Company began the expansion of its indirect lending programs to include boats and RVs. These contracts are for prime loans made to individuals with higher credit scores and are priced at rates substantially lower than its non-prime automobile portfolio. While these loans may contribute to net interest margin compression, management expects they will require both a lower provision for loan losses and allowance for loan losses than the consumer finance segment’s non-prime automobile loans.

Other Segments. Other segments, which principally includes the Corporation’s holding company operations and wealth management subsidiary, reported aggregate net losses of $1.2 million and $1.7 million for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, and net losses of $230,000 and $941,000 for the fourth quarters of 2018 and 2017, respectively.  The other segments’ loss before income taxes was $1.8 million and $1.9 million for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively.  For the fourth quarter of 2018, the other segments reported a loss before income taxes of $345,000, compared to a loss before income taxes of $392,000 for the fourth quarter of 2017.  The lower net losses during 2018, compared to 2017, were primarily due to increased earnings at the Corporation’s wealth management subsidiary.

Income Taxes.  The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Act), which was signed into law on December 22, 2017, permanently lowered the federal corporate income tax rate to 21%, effective January 1, 2018.  In connection with the reduction in the federal corporate income tax rate, the Corporation recognized a one-time revaluation of its federal net deferred tax asset in the fourth quarter of 2017, which resulted in additional income tax expense and decreased net income by $6.6 million or by $1.91 and $1.90 per share assuming dilution for the year and quarter ended December 31, 2017, respectively.  The lower federal income tax rate also had a favorable effect on the net income of each of the Corporation’s primary business segments in 2018 compared to 2017.

Capital and Dividends.  The Corporation declared dividends during the year ended December 31, 2018 totaling $1.41 per share.  The Corporation declared a quarterly dividend of 37 cents per share during the fourth quarter of 2018, which was paid on January 1, 2019.  The Corporation increased its regular quarterly cash dividend twice during 2018, resulting in a cumulative 8.8 percent increase over the regular cash dividend of 34 cents per share that was paid on January 1, 2018.  These dividends represent a payout ratio of 27.4 percent and 32.7 percent of earnings per share for the year and quarter ended December 31, 2018, respectively.  The Board of Directors of the Corporation continually reviews the amount of cash dividends per share and the resulting dividend payout ratio in light of changes in economic conditions, current and future capital requirements, and expected future earnings.

During the fourth quarter of 2018, the Corporation repurchased 21,232 shares of its common stock at an average price of $52.05 per share.  As of December 31, 2018, the Corporation has made aggregate repurchases of its common stock totaling $1.1 million under the Corporation’s share repurchase program, which was reauthorized by its Board of Directors in April 2018 for up to $5 million.

About C&F Financial Corporation.  C&F Financial Corporation’s common stock is listed for trading on The Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol CFFI.  The common stock closed at a price of $48.98 per share on January 23, 2019.  At December 31, 2018, the book value of the Corporation was $43.45 per share.

C&F Bank operates 26 retail bank branches and three commercial loan offices located throughout the Hampton to Charlottesville corridor in Virginia and offers full investment services through its subsidiary C&F Wealth Management, Inc. C&F Mortgage Corporation provides mortgage loan origination services through offices located in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and West Virginia. C&F Finance Company provides automobile, boat and RV loans through indirect lending programs offered in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia through its offices in Richmond and Hampton, Virginia, and in Nashville, Tennessee.

Additional information regarding the Corporation’s products and services, as well as access to its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, are available on the Corporation’s web site at http://www.cffc.com.

Use of Certain Non-GAAP Financial Measures. The accounting and reporting policies of the Corporation conform to GAAP in the United States and prevailing practices in the banking industry. However, certain non-GAAP measures are used by management to supplement the evaluation of the Corporation’s performance. These include adjusted net income, adjusted earnings per share, adjusted ROE, adjusted ROA and the following fully-taxable equivalent (FTE) measures: interest income on loans-FTE, interest income on securities-FTE, total interest income-FTE and net interest income-FTE.

Management believes that the use of these non-GAAP measures provide meaningful information about operating performance on a basis comparable to other financial periods. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered an alternative to GAAP-basis financial statements, and other bank holding companies may define or calculate these or similar measures differently. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures used by the Corporation to evaluate and measure the Corporation’s performance to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is presented below.

Forward-Looking Statements.  Statements in this press release which express “belief,” “intention,” “expectation,” “potential” and similar expressions, identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs of the Corporation’s management, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, the Corporation’s management. These statements are inherently uncertain, and there can be no assurance that the underlying assumptions will prove to be accurate. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated or implied by such statements. Forward-looking statements in this release may include, without limitation, statements regarding expected future financial performance, strategic business initiatives and the anticipated effects thereof, including the expansion of the indirect lending program to include boats and RVs, margin compression, development of our digital platform, asset quality, adequacy of allowances for loan losses and the level of future charge-offs, capital levels, the effect of future market and industry trends and the effects of future interest rate fluctuations. Factors that could have a material adverse effect on the operations and future prospects of the Corporation include, but are not limited to, changes in: (1) interest rates, such as volatility in yields on U.S. Treasury bonds and increases or volatility in mortgage rates, (2) general business conditions, as well as conditions within the financial markets, (3) general economic conditions, including unemployment levels, slowdowns in economic growth and a prolonged federal government shutdown, (4) the legislative/regulatory climate, regulatory initiatives with respect to financial institutions, products and services, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the regulatory and enforcement activities of the CFPB, and the application of the Basel III capital standards to the Corporation and C&F Bank, (5) the effect of the Act and changes in the effect of the Act due to issuance of interpretive regulatory guidance or enactment of corrective or supplemental legislation, (6) monetary and fiscal policies of the U.S. Government, including policies of the U.S. Treasury and the Federal Reserve Board, and the effect of these policies on interest rates and business in our markets, (7) the value of securities held in the Corporation’s investment portfolios, (8) the quality or composition of the loan portfolios and the value of the collateral securing those loans, (9) the inventory level and pricing of used automobiles, including sales prices of repossessed vehicles, (10) the level of net charge-offs on loans and the adequacy of our allowance for loan losses, (11) the level of indemnification losses related to mortgage loans sold, (12) demand for loan products, (13) deposit flows, (14) the strength of the Corporation’s counterparties and the economy in general, (15) competition from both banks and non-banks, including competition in the non-prime automobile finance markets, (16) demand for financial services in the Corporation’s market area, (17) reliance on third parties for key services, (18) the commercial and residential real estate markets, (19) demand in the secondary residential mortgage loan markets, (20) the Corporation’s branch and market expansions and technology initiatives, (21) cyber threats, attacks or events, (22) expansion of C&F Bank’s product offerings and (23) accounting principles, policies and guidelines, and elections by the Corporation thereunder. These risks and uncertainties should be considered in evaluating the forward-looking statements contained herein, and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release.  For additional information on risk factors that could affect the forward-looking statements contained herein, see the Corporation’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 
C&F Financial Corporation
 
Selected Financial Information
(in thousands, except for share and per share data)
             
Financial Condition   12/31/2018   12/31/2017
    (unaudited)     *
Interest-bearing deposits in other banks   $ 100,875   $ 105,353
Investment securities - available for sale, at fair value     214,910     218,976
Loans held for sale, at fair value     41,895     55,384
Loans, net:            
Retail Banking segment     752,063     721,726
Mortgage Banking segment     2,881     2,685
Consumer Finance segment     273,153     267,651
Restricted stock, at cost     3,247     3,298
Total assets     1,521,411     1,509,056
Deposits     1,181,661     1,171,429
Repurchase agreements     14,917     20,621
Borrowings     144,774     147,239
Shareholders' equity     151,958     141,702

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*Derived from audited consolidated financial statements.

                             
    For The     For The
    Quarter Ended     Year Ended
Results of Operations   12/31/2018     12/31/2017     12/31/2018   12/31/2017
                     
    (unaudited)     (unaudited)   *
Interest income   $ 23,462     $ 22,446       $ 92,548   $ 89,593
Interest expense     2,984       2,495         11,027     9,601
Provision for loan losses:                            
Retail Banking segment     100       -         100     200
Mortgage Banking segment     -       -         -     -
Consumer Finance segment     3,206       4,500         10,906     16,235
Noninterest income:                            
Gains on sales of loans     1,442       1,835         7,841     8,553
Other     4,002       4,866         17,917     18,679
Noninterest expenses:                            
Salaries and employee benefits     9,230       10,759         42,003     43,597
Other     8,528       7,314         31,729     29,226
Income tax expense     901       7,394         4,521     11,394
Net income (loss)     3,957       (3,315 )       18,020     6,572
Earnings per share - assuming dilution     1.13       (0.95 )       5.15     1.88
Earnings per share - basic     1.13       (0.95 )       5.15     1.89
                             
Fully-taxable equivalent (FTE) amounts**                            
Interest income on loans-FTE     21,419       20,711         84,554     82,789
Interest income on securities-FTE     1,668       1,810         6,648     7,385
Total interest income-FTE     23,640       22,848         93,299     91,302
Net interest income-FTE     20,656       20,353         82,272     81,701

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* Derived from audited consolidated financial statements.
**For more information about these non-GAAP financial measures, please see “Use of Certain Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and “Reconciliation of Certain Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

                             
    For The     For The
    Quarter Ended     Year Ended
Segment Information   12/31/2018     12/31/2017     12/31/2018   12/31/2017
                     
    (unaudited)     (unaudited)   *
Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes                            
Retail Banking   $ 3,228       $ 3,049       $ 12,591     $ 10,706  
Mortgage Banking     276         337         2,600       2,591  
Consumer Finance     1,699         1,085         9,152       6,531  
Other     (345 )       (392 )       (1,802 )     (1,862 )
                             
Net Income (Loss)                            
Retail Banking   $ 2,719       $ (1,043 )     $ 10,633     $ 4,979  
Mortgage Banking     199         (373 )       1,903       985  
Consumer Finance     1,269         (958 )       6,692       2,333  
Other     (230 )       (941 )       (1,208 )     (1,725 )
Mortgage loan originations - Mortgage Banking     160,324         187,950         699,028       744,780  
Mortgage loans sold - Mortgage Banking     164,408         181,943         712,517       741,422  

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*Derived from audited consolidated financial statements.

                             
    For The     For The
    Quarter Ended     Year Ended
Average Balances   12/31/2018     12/31/2017     12/31/2018   12/31/2017
                     
    (unaudited)     (unaudited)
                             
Interest-bearing deposits in other banks   $ 103,241     $ 106,043     $ 118,176   $ 107,629
Investment securities - available for sale, at amortized cost     221,277       212,458       221,184     210,484
Loans held for sale, at fair value     41,492       42,734       40,610     38,621
Loans:                            
Retail Banking segment     743,198       730,185       734,661     707,229
Mortgage Banking segment     3,355       3,300       3,336     3,295
Consumer Finance segment     299,983       292,128       296,227     294,273
Restricted stock, at cost     3,247       3,443       3,305     3,434
Total earning assets     1,415,793       1,390,291       1,417,499     1,364,965
Total assets     1,507,056       1,490,537       1,508,904     1,463,139
                             
Time, checking and savings deposits     891,026       899,254       904,203     891,541
Borrowings     160,919       166,409       165,290     165,662
Total interest-bearing liabilities     1,051,945       1,065,663       1,069,493     1,057,203
Demand deposits     276,436       250,583       266,415     236,937
Shareholders' equity     149,400       147,022       145,318     143,646
                             


               
Asset Quality   12/31/2018   12/31/2017  
    (unaudited)   *  
Retail Banking              
Loans, excluding purchased and affiliate loans   $ 723,779   $ 686,605  
Purchased performing loans1     36,874     42,793  
Purchased credit impaired loans1     1,835     3,103  
Total loans   $ 762,488   $ 732,501  
               
Nonaccrual loans   $ 1,369   $ 5,111  
Purchased performing-nonaccrual loans     95     161  
Total nonaccrual loans2     1,464     5,272  
Other real estate owned (OREO)     246     168  
Total nonperforming assets   $ 1,710   $ 5,440  
               
Accruing loans past due for 90 days or more3   $ 324   $ 306  
               
Troubled debt restructurings (TDRs), excluding purchased loans2   $ 4,921   $ 9,748  
Purchased performing TDRs     530     1,148  
Total TDRs2   $ 5,451   $ 10,896  
               
Allowance for loan losses (ALL)   $ 10,425   $ 10,775  
Nonperforming assets to loans and OREO     0.22 %   0.74 %
ALL to total loans, excluding purchased credit impaired loans     1.37 %   1.48 %
ALL to total nonaccrual loans     712.09 %   204.38 %
Net charge-offs to average loans     0.06 %   0.08 %
               
Mortgage Banking              
Nonaccrual loans   $ 37   $ 39  
Total Loans   $ 3,479   $ 3,283  
ALL   $ 598   $ 598  
Nonperforming loans to total loans     1.06 %   1.19 %
ALL to loans     17.19 %   18.22 %
               
Consumer Finance              
Nonaccrual loans   $ 712   $ 764  
Repossessed automobiles available for sale   $ 371   $ 250  
Accruing loans past due for 90 days or more   $ -   $ -  
Total loans   $ 296,153   $ 292,004  
ALL   $ 23,000   $ 24,353  
Nonaccrual loans to total loans     0.24 %   0.26 %
ALL to total loans     7.77 %   8.34 %
Net charge-offs to average total loans     4.14 %   5.82 %

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*  Derived from audited consolidated financial statements.
1  Acquired loans are tracked in two separate categories: “purchased performing” and “purchased credit impaired.” The remaining discount for the purchased performing loans was $1.9 million at 12/31/18 and $2.3 million at 12/31/17. The remaining discount for the purchased credit impaired loans was $7.9 million at 12/31/18 and $9.8 million at 12/31/17.
2  Total nonaccrual loans include nonaccrual TDRs of $164,000 at 12/31/18 and $3.9 million at 12/31/17.
3  Accruing loans past due for 90 days or more include purchased credit impaired loans of $9 thousand at 12/31/18 and $90 thousand at 12/31/17.

                               
    As Of and For The     As Of and For The  
    Quarter Ended     Year Ended  
Other Data and Ratios   12/31/2018     12/31/2017     12/31/2018   12/31/2017  
                       
    (unaudited)     (unaudited)  
Annualized return on average assets     1.05 %     (0.89 ) %     1.19 %   0.45 %
Annualized return on average equity     10.59 %     (9.02 ) %     12.40 %   4.58 %
Annualized net interest margin     5.79 %     5.87   %     5.80 %   5.99 %
Dividends declared per share   $ 0.37     $ 0.34       $ 1.41   $ 1.33  
Weighted average shares outstanding - assuming dilution     3,497,252       3,488,864         3,501,221     3,486,589  
Weighted average shares outstanding - basic     3,497,252       3,488,864         3,501,221     3,486,510  
Market value per share at period end   $ 53.21     $ 58.00       $ 53.21   $ 58.00  
Book value per share at period end   $ 43.45     $ 40.53       $ 43.45   $ 40.53  
Price to book value ratio at period end     1.22       1.43         1.22     1.43  
Price to earnings ratio at period end (ttm)     10.33       30.69         10.33     30.69  
                                 


                     
                Minimum Capital
Capital Ratios1   12/31/2018   12/31/2017   Requirements2
    (unaudited)   *        
C&F Financial Corporation                    
Total capital (to risk-weighted assets)     15.2 %   14.4 %   8.0 %
Tier 1 capital (to risk-weighted assets)     14.0 %   13.2 %   6.0 %
Common equity tier 1 capital (to risk-weighted assets)     11.9 %   11.1 %   4.5 %
Tier 1 capital (to average assets)     11.3 %   10.5 %   4.0 %
                     
C&F Bank                    
Total capital (to risk-weighted assets)     15.1 %   14.2 %   8.0 %
Tier 1 capital (to risk-weighted assets)     13.8 %   13.0 %   6.0 %
Common equity tier 1 capital (to risk-weighted assets)     13.8 %   13.0 %   4.5 %
Tier 1 capital (to average assets)     11.2 %   10.4 %   4.0 %
                     
                     

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*  Derived from audited consolidated financial statements.
1  All ratios at December 31, 2018 are estimates and subject to change pending regulatory filings.  All ratios at December 31, 2017 are presented as filed.
2  The ratios presented for minimum capital requirements are those to be considered adequately capitalized.

 
C&F Financial Corporation
Reconciliation of Certain Non-GAAP Financial Measures
(in thousands, except for share and per share data)
                               
    For The     For The  
    Quarter Ended     Year Ended  
    12/31/2018     12/31/2017     12/31/2018   12/31/2017  
                       
    (unaudited)     (unaudited)  
Net income (loss), as reported   $ 3,957     $ (3,315 )     $ 18,020   $ 6,572  
Net deferred tax asset revaluation adjustment     -       6,643         -     6,643  
Adjusted net income   $ 3,957     $ 3,328       $ 18,020   $ 13,215  
                               
Weighted average common shares - assuming dilution     3,497,252       3,488,864         3,501,221     3,486,589  
Weighted average common shares - basic     3,497,252       3,488,864         3,501,221     3,486,510  
                               
Earnings (loss) per share - assuming dilution                              
Earnings (loss) per share - assuming dilution, as reported   $ 1.13     $ (0.95 )     $ 5.15   $ 1.88  
Adjusted earnings per share - assuming dilution   $ 1.13     $ 0.95       $ 5.15   $ 3.79  
Earnings (loss) per share - basic                              
Earnings (loss) per share - basic, as reported   $ 1.13     $ (0.95 )     $ 5.15   $ 1.89  
Adjusted earnings per share - basic   $ 1.13     $ 0.95       $ 5.15   $ 3.79  
                               
Adjusted Return on Average Equity (ROE)                              
Average shareholders' equity, as reported   $ 149,400     $ 147,022       $ 145,318   $ 143,646  
                               
Annualized ROE, as reported     10.59 %     (9.02 ) %              
ROE, as reported                     12.40 %   4.58 %
Adjusted annualized ROE     10.59 %     9.05   %              
Adjusted ROE                     12.40 %   9.20 %
                               
Adjusted Return on Average Assets (ROA)                              
Average assets, as reported   $ 1,507,056     $ 1,490,537       $ 1,508,904   $ 1,463,139  
                               
Annualized ROA, as reported     1.05 %     (0.89 ) %              
ROA, as reported                     1.19 %   0.45 %
Adjusted annualized ROA     1.05 %     0.89   %              
Adjusted ROA                     1.19 %   0.90 %
                               
Fully Taxable Equivalent Net Interest Income1                              
Interest income on loans   $ 21,413     $ 20,698       $ 84,529   $ 82,734  
FTE adjustment     6       13         25     55  
FTE interest income on loans   $ 21,419     $ 20,711       $ 84,554   $ 82,789  
                               
Interest income on securities   $ 1,496     $ 1,421       $ 5,922   $ 5,731  
FTE adjustment     172       389         726     1,654  
FTE interest income on securities   $ 1,668     $ 1,810       $ 6,648   $ 7,385  
                               
Total interest income   $ 23,462     $ 22,446       $ 92,548   $ 89,593  
FTE adjustment     178       402         751     1,709  
FTE interest income   $ 23,640     $ 22,848       $ 93,299   $ 91,302  
                               
Net interest income   $ 20,478     $ 19,951       $ 81,521   $ 79,992  
FTE adjustment     178       402         751     1,709  
FTE net interest income   $ 20,656     $ 20,353       $ 82,272   $ 81,701  
                                 

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1  Assuming a tax rate of 21% for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2018 and 34% for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2017.

   
Contact: Jason Long, Chief Financial Officer
  (804) 843-2360