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Lewis & Clark Bancorp announces 2022 Second Quarter and Year to Date Results

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OREGON CITY, Ore., August 26, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lewis & Clark Bancorp (OTC Pink: LWCL) announces 2022 second quarter and year to date consolidated results. Quarter to date net income totaled $515,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2022, a decrease of $519,000 compared to $1,034,000 for the same period last year. Earnings per share were $0.48 for the current year quarter, compared to $0.94 for the prior year quarter.

The decreased earnings in the current year quarter were due to a decrease in both net interest income and noninterest income and an increase in noninterest expense, partially offset by a decrease in the provision for income taxes compared to the same period one year ago. The decrease in net interest income was due to a decrease in interest and fees on loans, primarily due to a decline in interest and fees earned on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans in the prior year period, partially offset by an increase in interest on interest bearing cash and investment securities, and a decrease in interest expense due to lower rates paid on deposits. Net interest margin was 3.30% for the current year quarter compared to 3.24% for the same period one year ago. The increase in the net interest margin was primarily due to interest earned and collected on a nonaccrual loan that was paid off during the current year quarter and a decline in the average balance of interest earning assets, partially offset by a decrease in interest and fees earned on PPP loans. The decrease in noninterest income was due to decreases in both earnings from cash surrender value of life insurance and gains on equity securities. The increase in noninterest expense was due to increases in salaries and employee benefits, occupancy, professional fees, software license and maintenance, and various other overhead expenses, partially offset by a decrease in intangible amortization. The increased noninterest expense is primarily due to our long-range strategic investment and growth initiatives, which are now in full implementation mode. These include infrastructure and channel partnership development to support banking-as-a-service, lending platforms, and payments; automation efforts to support scale; and overall back-office operational efficiencies. The decrease in the provision for income taxes was due to a decrease in pre-tax earnings compared to the prior year period.

Year to date net income totaled $899,000, or $.84 per share, compared to $1,944,000, or $1.74 per share for the same period last year. The decreased earnings in the current year period were due to a decrease in net interest income and an increase in noninterest expense, partially offset by an increase in noninterest income and a decrease in the provision for income taxes compared to the same period one year ago. With the exception of noninterest income, the decreased earnings for the year-to-date period are substantially the same as those for the current year quarter as previously discussed. The increase in noninterest income was due to increases in both earnings from cash surrender value of life insurance and gains on equity securities compared to the prior year period.

Jeffrey Sumpter, President and CEO, commented, "Although our earnings trail those reported in the prior year period, they are in line with our forecast given the many and previously announced strategic investment and growth initiatives that are now in full implementation mode." Sumpter added, "We continue to move forward with these initiatives which are designed to augment and diversify revenue, ensure capacity to scale, and improve overall efficiencies as we move forward into the coming years. We are also pleased to report that we have paid twenty-five consecutive quarters of shareholder dividends."

As of June 30, 2022, total consolidated assets were $399.5 million, a decrease of $45.1 million, or 10.1%, compared to December 31, 2021, primarily due to decreases in cash, investment securities, gross loans, and total deposits, partially offset by an increase in other assets. Investment securities decreased by $6.3 million primarily due to a $10.8 million increase in unrealized losses, partially offset by purchases totaling $5.0 million. Gross loans decreased by $22.2 million primarily due to principal reductions and payoffs exceeding new originations. Total deposits decreased $37.4 million, which was expected given the increased growth in the prior year related to the deposits generated from PPP loans. Total other assets increased by $7.6 million due to an increase in deferred taxes related to unrealized losses on investment securities and receivables balances. Shareholders’ equity totaled $30.5 million at June 30, 2022, a decrease of $7.1 million, compared to $37.6 million at December 31, 2021. The decrease was substantially due to a $7.9 million increase in unrealized losses on investment securities, and shareholder dividends totaling $161,000, partially offset by earnings of $899,000.

About Lewis & Clark Bancorp

Headquartered in Oregon City, Oregon, Lewis & Clark Bancorp is the holding company for Lewis & Clark Bank, a state-chartered full-service commercial bank. Partnering with people and businesses—whether in our local geographic footprint within Oregon and SW Washington or through select channel partnerships nationally—we believe that being an integral part of the community we serve helps promote both growth and success for all stakeholders.

For more information about Lewis & Clark Bank, visit www.lewisandclarkbank.com.

Forward-looking Statements

Statements included in this press release that are not historical or current fact are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical earnings and those presently anticipated or projected. Lewis & Clark Bancorp disclaims any obligation to subsequently revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements, or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances.

Summary Balance Sheet

(dollars in thousands)

June 30, 2022

December 31, 2021

$ Change

% Change

ASSETS

Cash

$

42,901

$

66,517

$

(23,616

)

-35.5

%

Equity Securities

1,660

2,117

(457

)

-21.6

%

Investment Securities

158,043

164,324

(6,281

)

-3.8

%

Gross loans

171,427

193,657

(22,230

)

-11.5

%

Allowance for loan losses

(3,058

)

(3,054

)

(4

)

0.1

%

Net loans

168,369

190,603

(22,234

)

-11.7

%

Fixed Assets

7,106

7,232

(126

)

-1.7

%

Other Assets

21,441

13,830

7,611

55.0

%

Total Assets

$

399,520

$

444,623

$

(45,103

)

-10.1

%

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Deposits:

Noninterest-bearing

$

96,386

$

97,189

$

(803

)

-0.8

%

Interest-bearing demand

19,039

20,558

(1,519

)

-7.4

%

Money market and savings

209,797

237,681

(27,884

)

-11.7

%

Time deposits

35,373

42,527

(7,154

)

-16.8

%

Total deposits

360,595

397,955

(37,360

)

-9.4

%

Subordinated debentures, net

6,918

6,905

13

0.19

%

Other liabilities

1,496

2,134

(638

)

-29.9

%

Total liabilities

369,009

406,994

(37,985

)

-9.3

%

Equity

30,511

37,629

(7,118

)

-18.9

%

Total Liabilities and Equity

$

399,520

$

444,623

$

(45,103

)

-10.1

%

Net loans to deposits

46.69

%

47.90

%

Allowance for loan losses to total loans

1.78

%

1.58

%

DDA deposits to total deposits

26.73

%

24.42

%

Tangible book value per share

$

27.71

$

34.22

Summary Income Statement

(dollars in thousands)

Three months ended June 30,

Six months ended June 30,

2022

2021

2022

2021

Interest and fees on loans and investments

$

3,330

$

3,679

$

6,248

$

7,186

Interest expense

227

378

470

738

Net interest income

3,103

3,301

5,778

6,448

Provision for loan losses

-

-

-

-

Net interest income after provision

3,103

3,301

5,778

6,448

Noninterest income

223

348

583

513

Noninterest expense

2,639

2,293

5,169

4,373

Pre-tax income

687

1,356

1,192

2,588

Provision for income taxes

172

322

293

644

Net income

$

515

$

1,034

$

899

$

1,944

Return on average equity

6.36

%

11.06

%

5.24

%

10.45

%

Return on average assets

0.51

%

0.96

%

0.43

%

0.95

%

Net interest margin

3.30

%

3.24

%

2.93

%

3.34

%

Efficiency ratio

79.36

%

62.85

%

81.26

%

62.83

%

View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220826005398/en/

Contacts

Jeffrey Sumpter – President and Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (503) 212-3107

John Lende – Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (503) 212-3141