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CF BANKSHARES INC., PARENT OF CFBANK NA, REPORTS NET EARNINGS OF $4.7 MILLION OR $0.72 PER SHARE FOR THE 2nd QUARTER OF 2022.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- CF Bankshares Inc. (NASDAQ: CFBK) (the "Company"), the parent of CFBank, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.

Second Quarter and First Half 2022 Highlights

  • Net Income of $4.7 million for the second quarter and $9.2 million YTD and Earnings Per Share (EPS) of $0.72 for Q2 and $1.41 YTD.

  • Return on Average Assets (ROA) and Return on Average Equity (ROE) were 1.18% and 14.61%, respectively for the second quarter. For the first six months of 2022, ROA was 1.21% and ROE was 14.47%.

  • Net interest income expanded $771,000, or 7.2%, during the second quarter, when compared to the quarter ended March 31, 2022.

  • Book value per share increased to $20.25 at June 30, 2022.

  • Net loans and leases grew by $97 million, or 7.6%, during the quarter. Net loans and leases totaled $1.4 billion at June 30, 2022.

  • Credit quality remains strong with loans more than 30 days past due at 0.05% of total loans and classified and criticized loans were further reduced during the quarter to 0.23% of total loans at June 30, 2022.

Recent Developments

  • On July 5, 2022, the Company's Board of Directors declared a Cash Dividend of $0.05 per share payable on July 26, 2022 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on July 15, 2022. This represented a 25% increase in our quarterly cash dividend.

  • In June 2022, CFBank opened a full-service Retail branch and Commercial Banking presence in Indianapolis, Indiana.

CEO and Board Chair Commentary

Timothy T. O'Dell, President and CEO, commented, "Our strong growth trajectory continued during the second quarter, with loans increasing by nearly $100 million. Our ongoing acquisition of banking talent is translating into increasing business opportunities and growing pipelines. Commercial Banking is leading our growth, with Retail Mortgage Lending volumes also performing well. Our ongoing investments in proven performers and expanding our market presence is setting the table for both future growth and business diversification through adding and/or expanding business niches. Included in these specialty business niches targeted are Practice Finance, Equipment Financing and working with Non-Profit and Public Fund entities.

We are having good success attracting top talent to our Commercial Banking and other teams. Seasoned performers are attracted by the relative sophistication of CFBank as compared to larger regionals, along with our entrepreneurial business approach and team focused environment.

Our ongoing business investments include adding Banking talent, along with upgrading our operating platforms, extending product offerings, increasing business niches, and expanding our geographic footprint, are being balanced while sustaining earnings performance.

Credit quality remains strong and stable, as evidenced by further reductions of criticized and classified loans during the second quarter, along with zero commercial delinquencies as of June 30, 2022. We remain highly disciplined in our underwriting as well as diligent in monitoring the performance of our loan portfolios against an uncertain economic backdrop. If needed moving forward, the Holding Company has capital available through a credit facility that could be utilized to downstream additional capital to the Bank. Until we gain greater clarity on the underlying economic strength, we have temporarily suspended share repurchases to preserve capital. Because we remain confident in our earnings and performance, our dividend was recently increased.

We feel extremely well positioned moving forward, given our strong capital and credit quality, along with having access to additional capital from our holding company, to continue to prudently grow market share."

Robert E. Hoeweler, Chairman of the Board, added: "CF Bankshares is uniquely positioned through its exceptional management team and leadership to be able to cope with the pending economic problems of our day. This is not the first time we have been through challenging periods, nor will it be the last cycle. CFBank is in a strong position, well prepared to protect our depositors, serve our customers and communities, along with rewarding the interests of our shareholders. We are committed to doing these things to the very best of our abilities."

We are just Revving Up!

Overview of Results

Net income for the three months ended June 30, 2022 totaled $4.7 million (or $0.72 per diluted common share) compared to net income of $4.5 million (or $0.69 per diluted common share) for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and net income of $3.5 million (or $0.52 per diluted common share) for the three months ended June 30, 2021.

Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2022 totaled $9.2 million (or $1.41 per diluted common share) compared to net income of $9.9 million (or $1.48 per diluted common share) for the six months ended June 30, 2021.

The decrease in net income for six months ended June 30, 2022 when compared to June 30, 2021 was primarily the result of decreased volumes on Direct to Consumer (DTC) residential mortgage loans, partially offset by an increase in net interest income and a decrease in other noninterest expense.

During the second quarter of 2022, as a result of declining mortgage margins, we exited the saleable-to-investors mortgage business in favor of portfolio lending with servicing retained.

Net Interest Income and Net Interest Margin

Net interest income totaled $11.5 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 and increased $771,000, or 7.2%, compared to $10.8 million in the prior quarter, and increased $505,000, or 4.6%, compared to $11.0 million in the second quarter of 2021. The increase in net interest income compared to the prior quarter was primarily due to a $1.6 million, or 11.8%, increase in interest income, partially offset by a $782,000, or 32.9%, increase in interest expense. The increase in interest income was primarily attributed to a $136.9 million, or 9.9%, increase in average interest-earning assets outstanding, coupled with a 6bps increase in average yield on interest-earning assets. The increase in interest expense when compared to the prior quarter was attributed to a $141.3 million, or 13.3%, increase in average interest-bearing liabilities, coupled with a 15bps increase in the average cost of funds on interest-bearing liabilities. The net interest margin of 3.04% for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 decreased 9bps compared to the net interest margin of 3.13% for the prior quarter. The net interest margin was impacted by higher levels of cash during the second quarter, which has a lower yield.

The increase in net interest income compared to the second quarter of 2021 was primarily due to an $1.0 million, or 7.6%, increase in interest income, partially offset by a $539,000, or 20.6%, increase in interest expense. The increase in interest income was primarily attributed to a 23bps increase in the average yield on interest-earning assets, coupled with a $19.5 million, or 1.3%, increase in average interest-earning assets outstanding. The increase in interest expense was attributed to an 18bps increase in the average cost of funds on interest-bearing liabilities, partially offset by a $9.1 million, or 0.8%, decrease in average interest-bearing liabilities. The net interest margin of 3.04% for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 increased 9bps compared to the net interest margin of 2.95% for the second quarter of 2021.

Noninterest Income

Noninterest income for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 totaled $808,000 and decreased $238,000, or 22.8%, compared to $1.0 million for the prior quarter. The decrease was primarily due to a $436,000 decrease in the net gain on sales of residential mortgage loans, partially offset by a $143,000 increase in gain on sales of SBA loans.

Noninterest income for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 decreased $143,000, or 15.0%, compared to $951,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2021. The decrease was primarily due to a $1.0 million decrease in net gain on sales of SBA loans, partially offset by an $865,000 increase in net gain on sales of residential mortgage loans.

During the second quarter 2022, we exited the saleable-to-investors mortgage business in favor of portfolio lending with servicing retained. The following table represents the notional amount of loans sold during the three months ended June 30, 2022, March 31, 2022, and June 30, 2021.











Three Months ended


June 30, 2022


March 31, 2022


June 30, 2021

Notional amount of loans sold

$

9,368


$

85,180


$

972,250

The following table represents the revenue recognized on mortgage activities for the three months ended June 30, 2022, March 31, 2022, and June 30, 2021 (in thousands)











Three Months ended


June 30, 2022


March 31, 2022


June 30, 2021

Gain (loss) on loans sold

$

(103)


$

61


$

2,289

Gain (loss) from change in fair value of loans held-for-sale


92



(448)



1,012

Gain (loss) from change in fair value of derivatives


132



944



(4,045)


$

121


$

557


$

(744)

Noninterest Expense

Noninterest expense for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 totaled $6.5 million and increased $195,000, or 3.1%, compared to $6.3 million for the prior quarter. The increase in noninterest expense was primarily due to a $89,000 increase in advertising and marketing expense, a $76,000 increase in FDIC premiums and a $38,000 increase in professional fees, partially offset by a $43,000 decrease in salaries and employee benefits expense.

Noninterest expense for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 decreased $2.8 million, or 30.2%, compared to $9.3 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2021. The decrease in noninterest expense was primarily due to a $1.1 million decrease in advertising and marketing expense, a $973,000 decrease in salaries and employee benefits, and a $736,000 decrease in professional fees. The decreases in advertising and marketing expense, salaries and employee benefits expense, and professional fees were primarily the result of our scale down and exit of the saleable-to-investor mortgage business in favor of portfolio lending with servicing retained.

During the 3rd quarter of 2022, we will be converting our core processing platform. We estimate these one-time conversion costs will impact the 3rd quarter by approximately $450,000 and the 4th quarter by approximately $50,000.

Income Tax Expense

Income tax expense was $1.2 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 (effective tax rate of 19.6%), compared to $1.0 million for the prior quarter (effective tax rate of 18.5%) and $835,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 (effective tax rate of 19.3%).

Loans and Loans Held For Sale

Net loans and leases totaled $1.4 billion at June 30, 2022 and increased $96.9 million, or 7.6%, from the prior quarter and increased $164.1 million, or 13.5%, from December 31, 2021. The increase in net loans during the quarter was primarily due to a $37.0 million increase in commercial loan balances, a $31.6 million increase in single-family residential loan balances, a $28.7 million increase in construction loan balances, a $3.9 million increase in multi-family loan balances, and a $2.6 million increase in home equity lines of credit, partially offset by a $7.0 decrease in commercial real estate loan balances. The increases in the aforementioned loan balances were related to increased sales activity and new relationships.

The increase in net loans from December 31, 2021 was primarily due to a $63.0 million increase in commercial loan balances, a $61.2 million increase in single-family residential loan balances, a $40.5 million increase in construction loan balances, a $2.8 million increase in home equity lines of credit, and a $1.2 million increase in multi-family loan balances, partially offset by a $4.7 decrease in commercial real estate loan balances. The increases in the aforementioned loan balances were related to increased sales activity and new relationships.

The following table presents the recorded investment in loans and leases for certain non-owner-occupied loan types ($ in thousands).








June 30, 2022


March 31, 2022

Construction - 1-4 family

$

42,281


$

34,386

Construction - Multi-family


56,071



57,363

Construction - Non-residential


30,220



35,381

Hotel/Motel


17,023



17,078

Industrial / Warehouse


26,362



27,902

Land/Land Development


27,895



29,315

Medical/Healthcare/Senior Housing


3,253



3,297

Multi-family


84,580



60,990

Office


40,526



41,254

Retail


26,631



30,630

Other

$

61,089


$

57,186

Asset Quality

Nonaccrual loans were $921,000, or 0.07%, of total loans at June 30, 2022, a decrease of $85,000 from nonaccrual loans at March 31, 2022 and a decrease of $76,000 from nonaccrual loans at December 31, 2021. Loans past due more than 30 days totaled $716,000 at June 30, 2022 compared to $946,000 at March 31, 2022 and $3.6 million at December 31, 2021.

The allowance for loan and lease losses totaled $15.5 million at June 30, 2022 compared to $15.5 million at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021. The ratio of the ALLL to total loans was 1.11% at June 30, 2022 compared to 1.20% at March 31, 2022 and 1.26% at December 31, 2020.

There was no provision for loan and lease losses expense for the quarters ended June 30, 2022 and March 31, 2022. There was negative provision expense of $1.6 million during the quarter ended June 30, 2021. Net recoveries for the quarter ended June 30, 2022 totaled $12,000 compared to net recoveries of $12,000 for the prior quarter and net recoveries of $9,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2021.

Deposits

Deposits totaled $1.4 billion at June 30, 2022, an increase of $78.7 million, or 6.1%, when compared to $1.3 billion at March 31, 2022, and an increase of $131.1 million, or 10.5%, when compared to $1.2 billion at December 31, 2021. The increase when compared to the prior quarter end is primarily due to a $67.7 million increase in money market account balances and a $32.0 million increase in certificate of deposit account balances, partially offset by a $20.3 million decrease in checking account balances. The increase when compared to December 31, 2021 is primarily due to a $138.2 million increase in money market account balances and a $45.6 million increase in certificate of deposit account balances, partially offset by a $51.9 million decrease in checking account balances. Noninterest-bearing deposit accounts decreased $9.3 million to $244.5 million from $253.8 million at March 31, 2022, and decreased $40.4 million from $284.9 million at December 31, 2021.

Borrowings

FHLB advances and other debt totaled $75.6 million at June 30, 2022, a decrease of $7.6 million when compared to $83.2 million at March 31, 2022 and a decrease of $14.1 million when compared to $89.7 million at December 31, 2021. The decrease when compared to the prior quarter was due to net reductions of $3.7 million on the Company's line of credit with a third party financial institution and repayments of $3.5 million in FHLB advances. The decrease when compared to December 31, 2021 was due to net reductions of $3.7 million on the Company's line of credit with a third party financial institution and repayments of $10.0 million in FHLB advances.

Capital

Stockholders' equity totaled $132.7 million at June 30, 2022, an increase of $4.4 million, or 3.4%, from $128.3 million at March 31, 2022. Stockholders' equity increased $7.4 million, or 5.9%, from $125.3 million at December 31, 2021. The increase in total stockholders' equity during the three months ended June 30, 2022 was primarily attributed to net income, partially offset by a $217,000 other comprehensive loss and share repurchases of $257,000. The increase in total stockholders' equity during the six months ended June 30, 2022 was primarily attributed to net income, partially offset by a $1.3 million other comprehensive loss and share repurchases of $588,000. The other comprehensive loss was the result of the mark-to-market adjustment of our investment portfolio.

During the second quarter of 2022, CFBank paid a dividend of $5 million to the Holding Company. The proceeds of this dividend were used to pay down the Holding Company line of credit, resulting in interest savings. At June 30, 2022, the Company has $14.4 million available on its Holding Company line of credit, which could be utilized to provide additional capital to the bank.

About CF Bankshares Inc. and CFBank

CF Bankshares Inc. (the Company) is a holding company that owns 100% of the stock of CFBank, National Association (CFBank). CFBank is a nationally chartered boutique Commercial bank operating primarily in Four (4) Major Metro Markets: Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati, Ohio, and Indianapolis, Indiana. The current Leadership Team and Board recapitalized the Company and CFBank in 2012 during the financial crisis, repositioning CFBank as a full-service Commercial Bank model. Since the 2012 recapitalization, CFBank has achieved a CAGR of nearly 25%.

CFBank focuses on serving the financial needs of closely held businesses and entrepreneurs, by providing comprehensive Commercial, Retail, and Mortgage Lending services presence. In all regional markets, CFBank provides commercial loans and equipment leases, commercial and residential real estate loans and treasury management depository services, residential mortgage lending, and full-service commercial and retail banking services and products. CFBank is differentiated by our penchant for individualized service coupled with direct customer access to decision-makers, and ease of doing business. CFBank matches the sophistication of much larger banks, without the bureaucracy.

CFBank ranked #7 on American Banker's listing of Top 200 Publicly Traded Community Banks based on 3-year average return on equity as of December 31, 2021 and has been recognized as a Small Cap All-Star performer by Piper Sandler in 2021, 2020, and 2019. CFBank is the only Ohio-based bank and one of only four banks in the country that have achieved this award for the past three consecutive years (2019, 2020 and 2021). In addition, CFBank was ranked #4 in Performance and #2 in Growth Strategy by Bank Director magazine based on 2020 performance and growth.

Additional information about the Company and CFBank is available at www.CF.Bank

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release and other materials we have filed or may file with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") contain or may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Reform Act of 1995, which are made in good faith by us. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: (1) projections of revenues, income or loss, earnings or loss per common share, capital structure and other financial items; (2) plans and objectives of the management or Boards of Directors of CF Bankshares Inc. or CFBank; (3) statements regarding future events, actions or economic performance; and (4) statements of assumptions underlying such statements. Words such as "estimate," "strategy," "may," "believe," "anticipate," "expect," "predict," "will," "intend," "plan," "targeted," and the negative of these terms, or similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements, but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. Various risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by our forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, impacts from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on local, national and global economic conditions in general and on our industry and business in particular, including adverse impacts on our customer's operations, financial condition and ability to repay loans, changes in interest rates or disruptions in the mortgage market, and the effects of various governmental responses to the pandemic, including stimulus packages and programs, and those additional risks detailed from time to time in our reports filed with the SEC, including those risk factors identified in "Item 1A. Risk Factors" of Part I of our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with SEC for the year ended December 31, 2021, as supplemented by the risk factors identified in "Item 1A. Risk Factors" of Part II of our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC for the quarter ended March 31, 2022.

Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance or results. A forward-looking statement may include a statement of the assumptions or bases underlying the forward-looking statement. We believe that we have chosen these assumptions or bases in good faith and that they are reasonable. We caution you, however, that assumptions or bases almost always vary from actual results, and the differences between assumptions or bases and actual results can be material. The forward-looking statements included in this press release speak only as of the date hereof. We undertake no obligation to publicly release revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements, except to the extent required by law.

















Consolidated Statements of Income
















($ in thousands, except share data)
















(unaudited)

Three months ended




Six months ended




June 30,




June 30,




2022


2021


% change


2022


2021


% change

Total interest income

$

14,705


$

13,661


8 %


$

27,857


$

26,518


5 %

Total interest expense


3,160



2,621


21 %



5,538



5,861


-6 %

Net interest income


11,545



11,040


5 %



22,319



20,657


8 %

















Provision for loan and lease losses


-



(1,600)


n/m



-



(1,600)


n/m

Net interest income after provision for loan and lease losses


11,545



12,640


-9 %



22,319



22,257


0 %

















Noninterest income
















Service charges on deposit accounts


289



206


40 %



555



399


39 %

Net gain on sales of residential mortgage loans


121



(744)


-116 %



678



5,616


-88 %

Net gain on sale of SBA loans


143



1,159


-88 %



143



1,159


-88 %

Swap fee income


5



-


n/m



18



182


-90 %

Gain on redemption of life insurance


-



3


n/m



-



383


n/m

Other


250



327


-24 %



460



442


4 %

Noninterest income


808



951


-15 %



1,854



8,181


-77 %

















Noninterest expense
















Salaries and employee benefits


3,578



4,551


-21 %



7,199



9,160


-21 %

Occupancy and equipment


312



259


20 %



631



581


9 %

Data processing


529



524


1 %



1,049



1,060


-1 %

Franchise and other taxes


338



243


39 %



661



482


37 %

Professional fees


645



1,381


-53 %



1,252



2,596


-52 %

Director fees


153



158


-3 %



294



310


-5 %

Postage, printing, and supplies


38



47


-19 %



81



86


-6 %

Advertising and marketing


134



1,283


-90 %



179



2,527


-93 %

Telephone


61



67


-9 %



114



126


-10 %

Loan expenses


106



31


242 %



206



88


134 %

Depreciation


126



106


19 %



241



203


19 %

FDIC premiums


227



380


-40 %



378



619


-39 %

Regulatory assessment


65



65


0 %



131



130


1 %

Other insurance


46



40


15 %



90



68


32 %

Other


114



132


-14 %



243



200


22 %

Noninterest expense


6,472



9,267


-30 %



12,749



18,236


-30 %

















Income before income taxes


5,881



4,324


36 %



11,424