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Lighthouse Bank Reports Strong Quarterly Results

Total Assets Reach New Record

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Oct. 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Lighthouse Bank (LGHT), a top-rated locally owned and operated community bank, today released unaudited financial results for the quarter-ended September 30, 2018. Net income was $1.1 million for the quarter, which represents the Bank's 37th successive quarter of profitable operations. Net income year-to-date through September 30, 2018 totaled $3.3 million, an increase of $865 thousand, or 35%, over the same nine-month period in 2017. Total assets grew to a record $298 million, an increase of $41.5 million, or 16%, from the quarter-ended September 30, 2017.

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The Bank experienced another quarter of solid year-over-year growth in loans and deposits. Loans increased by $43 million, or 22% year-over-year, and deposits increased $37.8 million, or 17%, compared to the quarter-ended September 30, 2017. Loan yields remain strong with a year-to-date net interest margin of 5.46%, and year-over-year profitability continues to benefit with the Bank's growth and the reduction in the effective tax rate.

Shareholders' equity totaled $37.6 million as of the end of the third quarter. Year-over-year, shareholders' equity increased $3.6 million, or 11%. In August 2018, the Bank paid a $0.10 per share quarterly cash dividend to shareholders. This followed four consecutive quarterly cash dividends of $0.09, $0.08 and $0.075 per share. Since January 2015, the Bank has paid $3.5 million in cash dividends to shareholders.

Chief Executive Officer Lane Lawson commented, "We continue to be extremely pleased with the Bank's performance in 2018. Our Board, Management and entire team of banking professionals continue to be essential drivers of our success, and we appreciate their dedication and efforts."

Since opening, Lighthouse Bank has earned consecutive top rankings based on a variety of categories including asset quality, capital adequacy, return on average assets, return on average equity and operational efficiency.

Recognition and Awards Received:

  • Three consecutive-years ranking in "Nation's Top Ten Healthiest Banks", by depositaccounts.com.
  • S&P Global Market Intelligence ranking as "Nation's 11th Best-Performing Community Bank" for 2017, of 4,383 banks of asset size under $1 billion.
  • Financial Management Consulting's "Sixth Highest Performing Bank" out of 159 California banks, based on overall performance.
  • 25-consecutive quarters possessing "Five-Star Superior," the top rating by Bauer Financial.
  • Seven consecutive-year achievement of "Super Premier Performing Bank," the highest designation given by Findley Reports, Inc.

ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE BANK:
Lighthouse Bank is a highly rated locally owned and operated full-service commercial bank with offices in Santa Cruz and Silicon Valley. The Bank's Santa Cruz office is located at 2020 North Pacific Avenue in Santa Cruz, CA. The Bank's Silicon Valley office is located at 19240 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA. The Bank offers a full array of banking products and services to businesses, professionals, individuals, developers and commercial property owners. The Bank is dedicated to providing exceptional personalized service and access to decision makers who are close at hand.  Lighthouse Bank's unique worldwide ATM fee waiver program, complimentary business courier service, and remote deposit technology expand the Bank's geographical reach throughout Santa Cruz County and the Silicon Valley.

Lighthouse Bank's stock is listed and publicly traded under the ticker symbol LGHT. More information on the Bank and historical financial performance may be obtained through the Bank's website at www.lighthousebank.com or by calling 831-600-4000.

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The attached release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties.  Such risks and uncertainties may include but are not necessarily limited to fluctuation in interest rates, inflation, government regulations and general economic conditions, and competition within the business areas in which the Bank is conducting its operations, including the real estate market in California and other factors beyond the Bank's control.  Such risks and uncertainties could cause results for subsequent interim periods or for the entire year to differ materially from those indicated.  Readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which reflect management's view only as of the date hereof.  The Bank undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. 


Selected Financial Data (unaudited)


Quarter-Ended


Change



Quarter-Ended

Change



Year-to-Date Ended


Change



9/30/2018

6/30/2018

$

%


9/30/2017

$

%


9/30/2018

9/30/2017

$

%















Balance Sheet




























Total assets

$   298,033,881

$   281,882,158

$  16,151,723

6%


$   256,508,791

$  41,525,090

16%






Gross loans

236,143,033

229,324,233

6,818,800

3%


193,370,670

42,772,363

22%






Allowance for loan losses

5,401,290

4,953,790

447,500

9%


4,360,530

1,040,760

24%






Non interest-bearing deposits

80,038,580

70,386,954

9,651,626

14%


60,030,905

20,007,675

33%






Total deposits

259,432,322

245,020,574

14,411,748

6%


221,640,019

37,792,303

17%






Shareholders' equity

37,622,590

36,659,368

963,222

3%


34,017,779

3,604,811

11%




















Income Statement




























Interest income

4,100,032

3,739,337

360,695

10%


3,155,220

944,812

30%


$ 11,415,602

$  8,774,257

$    2,641,345

30%

Interest expense

314,686

194,794

119,892

62%


146,257

168,429

115%


659,967

417,480

242,487

58%

Net interest income

3,785,346

3,544,543

240,803

7%


3,008,963

776,383

26%


10,755,635

8,356,777

2,398,858

29%

Provision for loan losses

447,500

46,260

401,240

867%


280,000

167,500

60%


712,760

336,000

376,760

112%

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

3,337,846

3,498,283

(160,437)

-5%


2,728,963

608,883

22%


10,042,875

8,020,777

2,022,098

25%















Non-interest income

83,484

79,041

4,443

6%


311,795

(228,311)

-73%


230,527

450,949

(220,422)

-49%

Non-interest expense

1,893,457

1,775,520

117,937

7%


1,650,584

242,873

15%


5,471,302

4,643,978

827,324

18%

Net income before taxes

1,527,873

1,801,804

(273,931)

-15%


1,390,174

137,699

10%


4,802,100

3,827,748

974,352

25%

Income tax expense

469,562

560,390

(90,828)

-16%


412,196

57,366

14%


1,463,992

1,354,296

109,696

8%

Net income

$       1,058,311

$       1,241,414

(183,103)

-15%


$           977,978

80,333

8%


$    3,338,108

$  2,473,452

864,656

35%















Earnings per share (basic)

$                 0.41

$                 0.48

$             (0.07)

-15%


$                 0.39

$               0.02

5%


$              1.29

$            1.00

$              0.29

29%

Book value per share

$               14.49

$               14.18

$              0.31

2%


$               13.32

$               1.17

9%


$            14.49

$          13.32

$              1.17

29%















Ratios














Net interest margin *

5.38%

5.51%




4.99%




5.46%

4.96%



Equity capital-to-total assets

12.6%

13.0%




13.3%




12.6%

13.3%



Return on Average Assets *

1.43%

1.83%




1.54%




1.61%

1.38%



Return on Average Equity *

11.21%

13.72%




11.54%




12.30%

10.16%



Allowance for Loan Losses-to-Total Loans

2.29%

2.16%




2.26%




2.29%

2.26%



Non-Performing Assets-to-Total Assets

0.00%

0.00%




0.00%




0.00%

0.00%



Efficiency Ratio *

48.9%

49.0%




49.7%




49.8%

53.0%



* Average for period














 

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