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First Capital, Inc. Reports Quarterly Earnings

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CORYDON, Ind., April 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Capital, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: FCAP), the holding company for First Harrison Bank (the “Bank”), today reported net income of $2.9 million or $0.88 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2021, compared to $2.1 million or $0.63 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2020. The increase in net income is primarily due to an increase in noninterest income.

Net interest income after provision for loan losses increased $74,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 as compared to the same period in 2020. Interest income decreased $382,000 when comparing the periods due to a decrease in the average tax-equivalent yield on interest-earning assets from 4.10% for the first quarter of 2020 to 3.13% for the first quarter of 2021 partially offset by an increase in the average balance of interest-earning assets from $761.7 million for the first quarter of 2020 to $954.8 million for the first quarter of 2021. The decrease in the tax-equivalent yield was due to the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) lowering interest rates during March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and an increase in the average balance of federal funds sold. Federal funds sold increased primarily due to increased balances in deposit accounts from stimulus programs and normal deposit growth. Interest expense decreased $180,000 when comparing the periods due to a decrease in the average cost of interest-bearing liabilities from 0.33% for the first quarter of 2020 to 0.17% for the first quarter of 2021 partially offset by an increase in the average balance of interest-bearing liabilities from $571.2 million for the first quarter of 2020 to $684.7 million for the first quarter of 2021. As a result of the changes in interest-earning assets and interest-bearing liabilities, the interest rate spread decreased from 3.77% for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 to 2.96% for the same period in 2021.

Based on management’s analysis of the allowance for loan losses, the provision for loan losses decreased from $351,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 to $75,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2021. The provision for loan losses was higher in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the first quarter of 2021 due to changes to the qualitative factors within the Bank’s allowance for loan losses calculation related to uncertainties that surrounded the COVID-19 pandemic in the first quarter of 2020. The Bank recognized net charge-offs of $72,000 for the quarter ended March 30, 2021 compared to $105,000 for the same period in 2020.

Noninterest income increased $982,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 as compared to the same period in 2020. The first quarter of 2021 included a $234,000 unrealized gain on equity securities compared to a $394,000 unrealized loss on equity securities during the same period in 2020. Gains on the sale of loans and ATM and debit card fees increased $277,000 and $203,000, respectively, when comparing the two periods. This was partially offset by a $96,000 decrease in service charges on deposit accounts.

Noninterest expense decreased $18,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 as compared to the same period in 2020, due primarily to decreases in other expenses and advertising expenses of $91,000 and $58,000, respectively, partially offset by an increase in professional services of $65,000.

Income tax expense increased $229,000 for the first quarter of 2021 as compared to the first quarter of 2020 primarily due to an increase in pre-tax net income and a change in Kentucky tax law that subjects the Bank to the state’s corporate income tax effective January 1, 2021 as opposed to the bank franchise tax, which was repealed. As a result, the effective tax rate for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 was 17.4% compared to 15.6% for the same period in 2020.

Total assets increased $38.1 million to $1.06 billion at March 31, 2021 from $1.02 billion at December 31, 2020. Cash and cash equivalents and investments securities increased $30.1 million and $30.0 million, respectively, from December 31, 2020 to March 31, 2021 while net loans receivable decreased $17.7 million during the same period. Deposit growth funded the increase in assets as deposits grew $40.0 million from $900.5 million at December 31, 2020 to $940.5 million at March 31, 2021. Nonperforming assets (consisting of nonaccrual loans, accruing loans 90 days or more past due, troubled debt restructurings on accrual status, and foreclosed real estate) increased from $3.2 million at December 31, 2020 to $3.3 million at March 31, 2021. The Bank has assisted customers experiencing a COVID-19 related hardship by approving payment extensions on loans totaling $68.1 million, primarily related to commercial real estate lending relationships. As of March 31, 2021, $61.7 million of those loans remain outstanding and all have resumed payments. Additionally, the Bank is participating in the Small Business Administration’s (SBA’s) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), and has approved approximately $58.5 million of PPP loans, including $12.6 million in second-draw PPP loans originated during 2021. The Bank has received payoffs on $30.6 million of PPP loans from the SBA, and as of March 31, 2021 had $990,000 remaining in deferred fees related to PPP loans.

At March 31, 2021, the Bank was considered well-capitalized under applicable federal regulatory capital guidelines.

The Bank currently has 18 offices in the Indiana communities of Corydon, Edwardsville, Greenville, Floyds Knobs, Palmyra, New Albany, New Salisbury, Jeffersonville, Salem, Lanesville and Charlestown and the Kentucky communities of Shepherdsville, Mt. Washington and Lebanon Junction.

Access to First Harrison Bank accounts, including online banking and electronic bill payments, is available through the Bank’s website at www.firstharrison.com. The Bank offers non-FDIC insured investments to complement its offering of traditional banking products and services through its business arrangement with LPL Financial LLC (“LPL”), member SIPC. For more information and financial data about the Company, please visit Investor Relations at the Bank’s aforementioned website. The Bank can also be followed on Facebook.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “could” and “should,” and other words of similar meaning. Forward-looking statements are not historical facts nor guarantees of future performance; rather, they are statements based on the Company’s current beliefs, assumptions, and expectations regarding its business strategies and their intended results and its future performance.

Numerous risks and uncertainties could cause or contribute to the Company’s actual results, performance and achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause or contribute to these differences include, without limitation, the severity, magnitude and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, including impacts of the pandemic and of businesses’ and governments’ responses to the pandemic on our operations and personnel, and on commercial activity and demand across our and our customers’ businesses, market, economic, operational, liquidity, credit and interest rate risks associated with the Company’s business (including developments and volatility arising from the COVID-19 pandemic), general economic conditions, including changes in market interest rates and changes in monetary and fiscal policies of the federal government; competition; the ability of the Company to execute its business plan; legislative and regulatory changes; and other factors disclosed periodically in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Because of the risks and uncertainties inherent in forward-looking statements, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on them, whether included in this press release, the Company’s reports, or made elsewhere from time to time by the Company or on its behalf. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this press release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements after the date of this press release.

Contact:
Chris Frederick
Chief Financial Officer
812-734-3464

FIRST CAPITAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

Consolidated Financial Highlights (Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

March 31,

OPERATING DATA

2021

2020

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

Total interest income

$

7,292

$

7,674

Total interest expense

288

468

Net interest income

7,004

7,206

Provision for loan losses

75

351

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

6,929

6,855

Total non-interest income

2,438

1,456

Total non-interest expense

5,807

5,825

Income before income taxes

3,560

2,486

Income tax expense

618

389

Net income

2,942

2,097

Less net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest

3

3

Net income attributable to First Capital, Inc.

$

2,939

$

2,094

Net income per share attributable to

First Capital, Inc. common shareholders:

Basic

$

0.88

$

0.63

Diluted

$

0.88

$

0.63

Weighted average common shares outstanding:

Basic

3,342,492

3,336,459

Diluted

3,347,767

3,349,716

OTHER FINANCIAL DATA

Cash dividends per share

$

0.26

$

0.24

Return on average assets (annualized) (1)

1.15

%

1.02

%

Return on average equity (annualized) (1)

10.59

%

8.34

%

Net interest margin (tax-equivalent basis)

3.01

%

3.85

%

Interest rate spread (tax-equivalent basis)

2.96

%

3.77

%

Net overhead expense as a percentage

of average assets (annualized) (1)

2.28

%

2.84

%

March 31,

December 31,

BALANCE SHEET INFORMATION

2021

2020

Cash and cash equivalents

$

205,956

$

175,888

Interest-bearing time deposits

6,195

6,396

Investment securities

313,540

283,502

Gross loans

489,251

506,956

Allowance for loan losses

6,628

6,625

Earning assets

994,286

947,123

Total assets

1,055,676

1,017,551

Deposits

940,522

900,461

Stockholders' equity, net of noncontrolling interest

109,771

110,639

Non-performing assets:

Nonaccrual loans

1,860

1,406

Accruing loans past due 90 days

-

59

Foreclosed real estate

-

-

Troubled debt restructurings on accrual status

1,412

1,732

Regulatory capital ratio (Bank only):

Community Bank Leverage Ratio (2)

9.18

%

9.37

%


(1) See reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures for additional information relating to the calculation of this item.

(2) Effective March 31, 2020, the Bank opted in to the Community Bank Leverage Ratio (CBLR) framework. As such the other regulatory ratios are no longer provided.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (UNAUDITED):

This presentation contains financial information determined by methods other than in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”). Management uses these “non-GAAP” measures in its analysis of the Company's performance. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures allow for better comparability with prior periods, as well as with peers in the industry who provide a similar presentation, and provide a further understanding of the Company's ongoing operations. These disclosures should not be viewed as a substitute for operating results determined in accordance with GAAP, nor are they necessarily comparable to non-GAAP performance measures that may be presented by other companies. The following table summarizes the non-GAAP financial measures derived from amounts reported in the Company's consolidated financial statements and reconciles those non-GAAP financial measures with the comparable GAAP financial measures.

Three Months Ended

March 31,

2021

2020

Return on average assets before annualization

0.29

%

0.26

%

Annualization factor

4.00

4.00

Annualized return on average assets

1.15

%

1.02

%

Return on average equity before annualization

2.65

%

2.09

%

Annualization factor

4.00

4.00

Annualized return on average equity

10.59

%

8.34

%

Net overhead expense as a % of average assets before

annualization

0.57

%

0.71

%

Annualization factor

4.00

4.00

Annualized net overhead expense as a % of average assets

2.28

%

2.84

%