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Meridian Corporation’s Third Quarter 2019 Earnings Increase 22% Year-Over-Year to $3.3 Million, or $0.52 Per Diluted Share

MALVERN, Pa., Oct. 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Meridian Corporation (MRBK) today reported net income increased 21.6% to $3.3 million, or $0.52 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2019, compared to $2.7 million, or $0.42 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2018, generating a return on average assets and return on average equity of 1.24% and 11.29%, respectively, for the current quarter.  For the first nine months of 2019, Meridian’s net income increased $1.5 million or 26.6% to $7.3 million, or $1.14 per diluted share, compared to $5.8 million, or $0.90 per diluted share, for the first nine months of 2018.

“Meridian achieved record earnings for the third quarter, with annualized return on average equity of 11.29% and annualized return on average assets of 1.24%. This resulted from continued growth in our core commercial loan business, greater SBA loan generation and sale activities, and seasonally-high mortgage production,” said Christopher J. Annas, Chairman and CEO.  “Commercial loan balances are up nearly 12% year-to-date and along with a net interest margin of 3.61%, year-to-date net interest income grew 10% over prior year.”

“Our mortgage division profitability was excellent during the third quarter and we see purchase and refinance activity continuing strong in the fourth quarter,” Annas continued. “Our mortgage business has been profitable every year since 2012, and our third quarter is generally the most active.”

“Our Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey markets continue to demonstrate strong economic growth.  Additionally, the recent DNB First and Beneficial acquisitions by out-of-market banks, coupled with our consistent outreach efforts, should help us achieve our annualized 15% loan growth target,” Annas concluded.

Financial Highlights

  • Net income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 was $3.3 million and $7.3 million, respectively, increases of $590 thousand or 21.6% and $1.5 million or 26.6% as compared to net income for the same periods in 2018.
  • Total assets of $1.1 billion as of September 30, 2019 increased $129.5 million, or 13.0% year-to-date and $167.0 million or 17.4% year-over-year.
  • Total portfolio loans and leases of $935.9 million as of September 30, 2019 increased $97.8 million, or 11.7% year-to-date and $129.1 million or 16.0% year-over-year.
  • Total deposits of $858.5 million as of September 30, 2019 increased $106.3 million, or 14.1% year-to-date and $76.5 million or 9.8% year-over-year.
  • Non-interest bearing deposits of $129.3 million as of September 30, 2019 increased $3.2 million, or 2.5% year-to-date and $4.4 million or 3.6% year-over-year.
  • Net interest income increased $896 thousand or 10.7% and $2.5 million or 10.1% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 over the same periods in 2018. 
  • The net interest margin was 3.61%, and 3.66%, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, respectively, compared to 3.72% and 3.83% for the same periods in 2018
  • Meridian Bank was ranked 4th , by total dollars of SBA loans originated, in the Eastern Pennsylvania District. Our SBA team originated $25.4 million in loans for the nine months ended September 30, 2019.  SBA revenue amounted to $645 thousand and $1.2 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, respectively.
  • Mortgage division originated $191 million and $425 million in loans during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, respectively, resulting in $7.9 million and $19.1 million in revenue for the same periods, respectively.

Select Condensed Financial Information

    For the Quarter Ended (Unaudited)
    2019   2019   2019   2018   2018
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)   September 30   June 30   March 31   December 31   September 30
Income:                              
Net income - consolidated   $  3,317     $  2,022     $  2,006     $  2,364     $  2,727  
Basic earnings per common share   $  0.52     $  0.32     $  0.31     $  0.37     $  0.43  
Diluted earnings per common share   $  0.52     $  0.31     $  0.31     $  0.37     $  0.42  
Net income - excluding Mortgage      2,329        2,203        1,969        1,826        1,973  
Net income - Mortgage      988        (181 )      37        538        754  
Net interest income - consolidated      9,274        8,922        8,477        8,441        8,378  
                               
    At the Quarter Ended (Unaudited)
    2019   2019   2019   2018   2018
    September 30   June 30   March 31   December 31   September 30
Balance Sheet:                              
Total assets   $  1,126,937     $  1,055,906     $  1,027,514     $  997,480     $  959,921  
Loans, net of fees and costs      935,858        885,172        862,372        838,106        806,788  
Total deposits      858,461        840,714        810,713        752,130        781,927  
Non-interest bearing deposits      129,302        127,158        115,464        126,150        124,855  
Stockholders' Equity      117,772        114,379        111,992        109,552        106,703  
                               
    At the Quarter Ended (Unaudited)
    2019   2019   2019   2018   2018
    September 30   June 30   March 31   December 31   September 30
Balance Sheet (Average Balances):                              
Total assets   $  1,059,456     $  1,001,908     $  977,205     $  944,486     $  936,329  
Loans, net of fees and costs      912,781        874,836        849,237        809,489        801,914  
Total deposits      844,568        836,133        788,587        788,796        722,647  
Non-interest bearing deposits      126,101        117,664        122,729        128,595        122,454  
Stockholders' Equity      116,547        113,605        111,197        108,302        106,505  
                               
    At the Quarter Ended (Unaudited)
    2019   2019   2019   2018   2018
    September 30   June 30   March 31   December 31   September 30
Performance Ratios:                              
Return on average assets - consolidated     1.24 %     0.81 %     0.83 %     0.99 %     1.16 %
Return on average equity - consolidated     11.29 %     7.14 %     7.32 %     8.66 %     10.19 %
                                         


  For the Quarter Ended (Unaudited)
Other Select Condensed Financial Information 2019   2019   2019   2018   2018
  September 30   June 30   March 31   December 31   September 30
Bank, excluding Mortgage:                            
Net interest income after provision for loan losses $  8,502   $  8,867     $  8,200   $  7,962   $  7,887
Non-interest income    2,152      1,971        1,270      1,403      1,397
Non-interest expense    7,759      8,049        6,987      7,018      6,843
Net income / (loss)    2,329      2,203        1,969      1,826      1,973
                             
Mortgage:                            
Net interest income $  67   $  41     $  58   $  160   $  200
Non-interest income    7,662      5,957        5,177      6,061      7,770
Non-interest expense    6,393      6,195        5,130      5,538      6,910
Net income / (loss)    988      (181 )      37      538      754
                               

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Meridian believes that non-GAAP measures are meaningful because they reflect adjustments commonly made by management, investors, regulators and analysts to evaluate performance trends and the adequacy of common equity. This non-GAAP disclosure has limitations as an analytical tool, should not be viewed as a substitute for performance and financial condition measures determined in accordance with GAAP, and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of Meridian’s results as reported under GAAP, nor is it necessarily comparable to non-GAAP performance measures that may be presented by other companies.

Meridian believes adjusted net income, adjusted earnings per common share, adjusted ROAA and adjusted ROAE provide a greater understanding of ongoing operations and enhances comparability of results with prior periods. Because management believes that these adjustments are not incurred as a result of ongoing operations, they are not as helpful a measure of the performance of our underlying business, particularly in light of their unpredictable nature and are difficult to forecast. This supplemental presentation should not be construed as an inference that Meridian’s future results will be unaffected by similar adjustments to these measures determined in accordance with GAAP.

    Adjusted Net Income and Earnings per Share (Unaudited)
    2019   2019   2019   2018   2018
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)   3rd QTR   2nd QTR   1st QTR   4th QTR   3rd QTR
Net income - consolidated   $ 3,317   $ 2,022   $  2,006   $  2,364   $  2,727
Litigation settlement adjustment, net of tax      —      517      97      —      —
Holding company formation cost adjustment, net of tax      —      —      —      —      179
Contingent asset fair value adjustment, net of tax      —      —      —      —      138
Adjusted net income - consolidated(1)     3,317     2,539      2,103      2,364      3,044
                               
Net income - excluding Mortgage     2,329     2,203      1,969      1,826      1,973
Adjusted net income - excluding Mortgage(1)      2,329      2,720      2,066      1,826      2,290
                               
Net income per common share, diluted   $  0.52   $  0.31   $  0.31   $  0.37   $  0.42
Litigation settlement adjustment, net of tax      —      0.08      0.02      —      —
Holding company formation cost adjustment, net of tax      —      —      —      —      0.03
Contingent asset fair value adjustment, net of tax      —      —      —      —      0.02
Adjusted diluted earnings per share(1)   $  0.52   $  0.39   $  0.33   $  0.37   $  0.47
Adjusted diluted earnings per share- excluding Mortgage(1)   $  0.36   $  0.42   $  0.32   $  0.28   $  0.36
                               


  Adjusted Return Ratios (Unaudited)
  2019   2019   2019   2018   2018
  3rd QTR   2nd QTR   1st QTR   4th QTR   3rd QTR
Return on average assets - consolidated 1.24 %   0.81 %   0.83 %   0.99 %   1.16 %
Adjusted return on average assets - consolidated(1) 1.24 %   1.02 %   0.87 %   0.99 %   1.29 %
Return on average equity - consolidated 11.29 %   7.14 %   7.32 %   8.66 %   10.19 %
Adjusted return on average equity - consolidated(1) 11.29 %   8.96 %   7.67 %   8.66 %   11.34 %
                   
Return on average assets - excluding Mortgage 0.90 %   0.54 %   0.83 %   0.79 %   0.87 %
Adjusted return on average assets - excluding Mortgage(1) 0.90 %   1.11 %   0.88 %   0.79 %   0.97 %
Return on average equity - excluding Mortgage 7.93 %   4.68 %   7.18 %   6.69 %   7.37 %
Adjusted return on average equity - excluding Mortgage(1) 7.93 %   9.60 %   7.54 %   6.69 %   8.53 %
                             

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(1) Adjusted net income, adjusted earnings per common share, adjusted ROAA and adjusted ROAE are non-GAAP measures and remove the tax effect of the charges to earnings for the settlement of outstanding litigation of $148 thousand (second quarter of 2019), $28 thousand (first quarter of 2019), and $44 thousand (second quarter of 2018), respectively, as well as for the holding company formation costs of $51 thousand, and the fair value adjustment to contingent assets of $39 thousand in the third quarter of 2018.

Income Statement Summary

Net income was $3.3 million, or $0.52 per diluted share for the third quarter of  2019 compared to net income of $2.7 million, or $0.42 per diluted share, for the same period in 2018. The increase was attributable to the expansion of net interest income of $896 thousand partially offset by a higher level of provision for loan losses of $414 thousand as well as an increase of $647 thousand of non-interest income partially offset by an increase in non-interest expense of $399 thousand period over period. Net income was $7.3 million, or $1.14 per diluted share for the first nine months of  2019 compared to $5.8 million, or $0.90 per diluted share, for the same period in 2018.

Net interest income increased $896 thousand, or 10.7%, to $9.3 million for the third quarter 2019, from $8.4 million for the same period in 2018. Net interest income increased $2.5 million, or 10.1%, to $26.7 million for the first nine months of 2019, from $24.2 million for the same period in 2018. The growth in interest income for the third quarter of 2019 compared to the third quarter a year ago reflects an increase in average interest earning assets of $124.9 million. The growth in interest income for the third quarter of 2019 compared to the third quarter a year ago reflects an increase in average interest earning assets of $128.3 million.  Increases over both periods were partially offset by the decrease in the net interest margin. The net interest margin was 3.61%, and 3.66%, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, respectively, compared to 3.72% and 3.83% for the same periods in 2018. The decrease in net interest margin reflects pressure from cost of funds during the three and nine month periods which did not reprice at the same level as variable related assets. 

Reflecting strong loan growth, Meridian’s provision for loan losses increased $414 thousand to $705 thousand in the third quarter of 2019, compared to the third quarter a year ago.  In the first nine months of the year, the provision for loan losses decreased $320 thousand to $938 thousand, compared to the same period in 2018. The decrease was primarily a result of significant net loan recoveries in the first and second quarters of 2019.

Total non-interest income for the third quarter of 2019 was $9.8 million, up $647 thousand, or 7.1%, from the comparable period in 2018. Total non-interest income for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 was $24.2 million, down $703 thousand, or 2.8%, from the comparable period in 2018. The increase in non-interest income for the third quarter of 2019 compared to the third quarter in 2018 was primarily the result of SBA income recognized on the sales of SBA loans.  The decrease in non-interest income for the nine month period came primarily from our mortgage division, as lower levels of mortgage originations reduced banking income $1.3 million. This lower revenue along with hedging losses ($1.3 million decrease reflected in other income) were partially offset by fair value gains (up $763 thousand) combined to reduce non-interest income by $1.8 million.  Also affecting non-interest income for the nine month period, wealth management revenue was down $298 thousand reflecting the market value changes in assets under management, which decreased correspondingly to changes in the stock market.  These decreases in non-interest income for the nine month period were partially offset by $1.2 million in SBA income as well as $212 thousand in gains recognized on the sale of investment securities.  There were no SBA loan sales or sales of securities in the prior year comparable periods.

Total non-interest expense was $14.2 million for the third quarter of 2019, up $399 thousand, or 2.9%, from $13.8 million for the third quarter a year ago and $40.5 million for first nine months of the year, up $123 thousand, or 0.30%, from $40.4 million for the same period in the 2018.  There was a $418 thousand or 4.7% increase in salaries and employee benefits for the third quarter of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018 due to the increase in corporate employees. There was a reduction in salaries and employee benefits expense of $930 thousand or 3.5% for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 compared to prior year, as full-time equivalent employees, particularly in the mortgage division declined. Occupancy and equipment expense was up $26 thousand or 2.8% for the three month due to increased rental space for Philadelphia offices and relatively flat (down 0.9%) for the nine  month periods. In addition, variable loan expenses decreased by $11 thousand and $85 thousand over the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2019, respectively, reflecting the lower level of mortgage originations year-over-year. Professional fees were up $106 thousand,  or 14.8%, and $330 thousand, or 19.8%, for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2019.  For the third quarter of 2019, professional fees were up due to accounting and compliance fees related to public reporting requirements and mortgage compliance.  For the nine month period, the higher professional fee were due largely attributable to legal and accounting fees incurred as part of the Maryland mortgage licensing issue in the first quarter, in addition to legal fees incurred related to the litigation matter discussed below.  Advertising and promotion expenses were down slightly over these same periods due to the timing and number of promotional events held.  Data processing and information technology expenses were up over these same periods due to increased customer transaction volume.  Communications expense decreased over these same periods as the number of office locations declined from the prior year. 

Other non-interest expenses decreased $157 thousand to $903 thousand for the third quarter of 2019, compared to the third quarter a year ago.  The decrease was primarily related to a $199 thousand credit of FDIC insurance related to the Small Bank Assessment Credit.  In the first nine months of 2019, non-interest expenses increased $890 thousand to $3.8 million when compared to the prior year period. The settlement of the outstanding litigation matter contributed $790 thousand to other non-interest expense for the first nine months of 2019, along with $79 thousand of other expense incurred for the previously disclosed Maryland mortgage licensing issue.  Increase in the PA shares tax assessment due to the growth of the Bank also contributed to higher non-interest expenses during the year-to-date period, from the same period in the prior year.

Balance Sheet Summary

As of September 30, 2019, total assets were $1.1 billion compared with $959.9 million as of September 30, 2018 and $997.5 million as of December 31, 2018. Total assets increased $167.0 million, or 17.4%, on a year-over-year basis primarily due to 16.0% loan growth. Total assets increased $129.5 million, or 13.0%, from year-end, as a result of an increase in loans and loans held for sale of $108.7 million or 12.4% combined.

Total loans, excluding mortgage loans held for sale, grew $129.1 million, or 16.0%, to $935.9 million as of September 30, 2019, from $806.8 million as of September 30, 2018. For the nine month period ending September 30, 2019, loans, excluding mortgages held for sale increased $97.8 million, or 11.7%, from $838.1 million as of December 31, 2018. The increase in loans for both periods is attributable to our expanding presence in the Philadelphia market area, which continues to show growth in real estate investments. Commercial loans increased a net $23.8 million, or 9.7%, year-over-year.  Commercial real estate and commercial construction loans combined increased $90.3 million, or 21.6%, year-over-year. SBA loans increased $7.6 million or 108.2%, as a result of the new lending team hired in the fourth quarter of 2018.  Residential loans held in portfolio increased $6.0 million, or 11.8%, year-over-year as certain loan products or terms were targeted to hold in portfolio. Residential mortgage loans held for sale increased $14.6 million, or 42.8%, to $48.6 million as of September 30, 2019 from September 30, 2018 fueled by the recent lower rates.

Deposits were $858.5 million as of September 30, 2019, up $76.5 million, or 9.8%, from September 30, 2018, and up $106.3 million, or 14.1%, from December 31, 2018. Non-interest bearing deposits increased $4.4 million, or 3.6%, from September 30, 2018 and increased $3.2 million, or 2.5%, from December 31, 2018. Money market accounts/savings accounts increased $51.4 million, or 18.6%, since September 30, 2018 and $95.0 million, or 40.8%, since December 31, 2018 due to new or increased business money market accounts.  Interest-bearing checking accounts decreased $22.8 million, or 22.0%, year-over-year, and decreased $34.0 million or 29.7% from December 31, 2018.  Municipal checking accounts declined $20.5 million during the first nine months 2019, which accounted for most of the change.  Certificates of deposit increased $43.5 million, or 15.7%, since September 30, 2018 and $42.2 million, or 15.1%, since December 31, 2018.  Borrowings were $131.6 million as of September 30, 2019, up $81.4 million, or 162.1%, from September 30, 2018, and up $11.1 million, or 9.2%, from December 31, 2018. These increases, led by short-term borrowings, were used to help fund loan growth, along with the deposit growth noted above.

Consolidated stockholders’ equity of the Corporation was $117.8 million, or 10.45% of total assets as of September 30, 2019, as compared to $106.7 million, or 11.12% of total assets as of September 30, 2018. As of September 30, 2019, the Tier 1 leverage ratio was 10.69%, the Tier 1 risk-based capital and common equity ratios were 11.25%, and total risk-based capital was 13.11%. Quarter-end numbers show a tangible common equity to tangible assets ratio of 10.06%. Tangible book value per share was $17.62 as of September 30, 2019, compared with $15.86 as of September 30, 2018.

Asset Quality Summary

Asset quality remains strong year-over-year. The Bank had net charge-offs to total average loans of 0.00% for the quarters ended September 30, 2019, and 2018.  The Bank had net recoveries to total average loans of 0.04% for the first nine months of 2019 and 0.03% for the same period in 2018.  Total non-performing assets were $4.0 million as of September 30, 2019, compared to $2.9 million as of September 30, 2018, and $3.9 million as of December 31, 2018. The ratio of non-performing assets to total assets as of September 30, 2019 was 0.36% compared to 0.30% as of September 30, 2018 and 0.39% as of December 31, 2018. The ratio of allowance for loan losses to total loans held for investment, excluding loans at fair value, was 1.01% as of September 30, 2019, compared to 0.97% recorded as of September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2018.

About Meridian Corporation

Meridian Bank, the wholly owned subsidiary of Meridian Corporation, is a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Malvern, Pennsylvania with 20 offices in the greater Philadelphia Metro market. The Bank offers a full range of commercial and retail loan and deposit products, along with wealth management and electronic payment services. Meridian Mortgage, a division of the Bank, is a top tier provider of residential mortgage loans. For additional information, visit our website at www.meridianbanker.com. Member FDIC.

“Safe Harbor” Statement

In addition to historical information, this press release may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include statements with respect to Meridian Corporation’s strategies, goals, beliefs, expectations, estimates, intentions, capital raising efforts, financial condition and results of operations, future performance and business. Statements preceded by, followed by, or that include the words “may,” “could,” “should,” “pro forma,” “looking forward,” “would,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan,” or similar expressions generally indicate a forward-looking statement. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that are subject to change based on various important factors (some of which, in whole or in part, are beyond Meridian Corporation’s control). Numerous competitive, economic, regulatory, legal and technological factors, among others, could cause Meridian Corporation’s financial performance to differ materially from the goals, plans, objectives, intentions and expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements.  Meridian Corporation cautions that the foregoing factors are not exclusive, and neither such factors nor any such forward-looking statement takes into account the impact of any future events. All forward-looking statements and information set forth herein are based on management’s current beliefs and assumptions as of the date hereof and speak only as of the date they are made. For a more complete discussion of the assumptions, risks and uncertainties related to our business, you are encouraged to review Meridian Corporation’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018) and, for periods prior to the completion of the holding company reorganization, Meridian Bank’s filings with the FDIC, including Meridian Bank’s Annual Report on Form 10‑K for the year ended December 31, 2017, subsequently filed quarterly reports on Form 10‑Q and current reports on Form 8‑K that update or provide information in addition to the information included in the Form 10‑K and Form 10‑Q filings, if any. Meridian Corporation does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time by Meridian Corporation or by or on behalf of Meridian Bank.

FINANCIAL TABLES FOLLOW

FINANCIAL RATIOS

    Quarterly
    2019   2019   2019   2018   2018
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)   3rd QTR   2nd QTR   1st QTR   4th QTR   3rd QTR
Earnings and Per Share Data                              
Net income   $  3,317     $  2,022     $  2,006     $  2,364     $  2,727  
Basic earnings per common share      0.52        0.32        0.31        0.37        0.43  
Diluted earnings per common share      0.52        0.31        0.31        0.37        0.42  
Common shares outstanding      6,408        6,407        6,407        6,407        6,407  
                               
Performance Ratios                              
Return on average assets - consolidated     1.24 %     0.81 %     0.83 %     0.99 %     1.16 %
Return on average assets - excluding Mortgage (non-GAAP)     0.90 %     0.54 %     0.83 %     0.79 %     0.87 %
Return on average equity - consolidated     11.29 %     7.14 %     7.32 %     8.66 %     10.19 %
Return on average equity - excluding Mortgage (non-GAAP)     7.93 %     4.68 %     7.18 %     6.69 %     7.37 %
Net interest margin (TEY)     3.61 %     3.72 %     3.67 %     3.70 %     3.72 %
Yield on earnings assets     5.29 %     5.44 %     5.33 %     5.19 %     5.12 %
Cost of funds     1.83 %     1.89 %     1.81 %     1.65 %     1.54 %
Efficiency ratio - consolidated     74 %     85 %     81 %     79 %     78 %
Adjusted efficiency ratio - consolidated (non-GAAP)     74 %     81 %     80 %     79 %     76 %
Efficiency ratio - excluding Mortgage (non-GAAP)     68 %     73 %     72 %     73 %     71 %
Adjusted efficiency ratio - excluding Mortgage (non-GAAP)     68 %     68 %     71 %     72 %     67 %
                               
Asset Quality Ratios                              
Net charge-offs to average loans     0.00 %     (0.03 %)     (0.01 %)     0.00 %     0.00 %
Non-performing loans/Total loans     0.40 %     0.45 %     0.43 %     0.45 %     0.35 %
Non-performing assets/Total assets     0.36 %     0.40 %     0.38 %     0.39 %     0.30 %
Allowance for loan losses/Total loans     0.95 %     0.93 %     0.94 %     0.92 %     0.92 %
Allowance for loan losses/Total loans held for investment (excluding loans at fair value)     1.01 %     0.99 %     0.99 %     0.97 %     0.97 %
Allowance for loan losses/Non-performing loans     236.95 %     208.28 %     218.64 %     204.85 %     263.89 %
                               
Capital Ratios                              
Book value per common share   $  18.38     $  17.85     $  17.48     $  17.10     $  16.65  
Tangible book value per common share   $  17.62     $  17.09     $  16.70     $  16.31     $  15.86  
Total equity/Total assets     10.45 %     10.83 %     10.90 %     10.98 %     11.12 %
Tangible common equity/Tangible assets     10.06 %     10.42 %     10.47 %     10.53 %     10.64 %
Tier 1 leverage ratio     10.69 %     10.96 %     11.01 %     11.16 %     10.98 %
Common tier 1 risk-based capital ratio     11.25 %     11.37 %     11.71 %     11.72 %     11.99 %
Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio     11.25 %     11.37 %     11.71 %     11.72 %     11.99 %
Total risk-based capital ratio     13.11 %     13.23 %     13.65 %     13.66 %     13.99 %
                                         


    Statements of Income (Unaudited)   Statements of Income (Unaudited)
    Quarter Ended   Nine Months Ended
(Dollars in Thousands)   September 30, 2019   September 30, 2018   September 30, 2019   September 30, 2018
Interest Income                        
Interest and fees on loans   $  13,152   $  11,218     $ 37,686   $ 31,217  
Investments and cash      438      355        1,301      960  
Total interest income      13,590      11,573        38,987      32,177  
                         
Interest Expense                        
Deposits      3,633      2,485        10,584      6,171  
Borrowings      683      710        1,731      1,790  
Total interest expense      4,316      3,195        12,315      7,961  
                         
Net interest income      9,274      8,378        26,672      24,216  
Provision for loan losses      705      291        938      1,258  
Net interest income after provision for loan losses      8,569      8,087        25,734      22,958  
                         
Non-Interest Income                        
Mortgage banking income      7,910      8,274        19,139      20,407  
Wealth management income      922      930        2,698      2,996  
SBA income      645      —        1,160      —  
Earnings on investment in life insurance      74      74        218      225  
Net change in fair value of mortgage related financial instruments      30      (333 )      292      (471 )
Gain on sale of investment securities available-for-sale      74      —        212      —  
Service charges      28      27        82      87  
Other      131      195        387      1,647  
Total non-interest income      9,814      9,167        24,188      24,891  
                         
Non-Interest Expenses                        
Salaries and employee benefits      9,319      8,901        25,789      26,719  
Occupancy and equipment      946      920        2,845      2,870  
Loan expenses      758      769        1,877      1,962  
Professional fees      820      714        2,000      1,670  
Advertising and promotion      574      590        1,769      1,802  
Data processing      343      334        990      924  
Information technology      334      268        919      836  
Communications      155      197        510      683  
Other      903      1,060        3,813      2,923  
Total non-interest expenses      14,152      13,753        40,512      40,389  
                         
Income before income taxes      4,231      3,501        9,410      7,460  
Income tax expense      914      774        2,066      1,661  
Net Income   $  3,317   $  2,727     $  7,344   $  5,799  
                         
Weighted-average basic shares outstanding      6,407      6,402        6,407      6,393  
Basic earnings per common share   $  0.52   $  0.43     $  1.15   $  0.91  
                         
Adjusted weighted-average diluted shares outstanding      6,437      6,430        6,436      6,425  
Diluted earnings per common share   $  0.52   $  0.42     $  1.14   $  0.90  
                             


    Statement of Condition (Unaudited)
(Dollars in Thousands)   September 30, 2019   June 30, 2019   March 31, 2019   December 31, 2018   September 30, 2018
Assets                              
Cash & cash equivalents   $  40,532     $  30,630     $  38,940     $  23,952     $  25,823  
Investment securities      61,571        60,816        63,152        63,169        60,449  
Mortgage loans held for sale      48,615        39,288        29,612        37,695        34,044  
Loans, net of fees and costs      935,858        885,172        862,372        838,106        806,788  
Allowance for loan losses      (9,312 )      (8,625 )      (8,376 )      (8,053 )      (7,711 )
Bank premises and equipment, net      8,929        9,225        9,276        9,638        9,947  
Bank owned life insurance      11,787        11,713        11,641        11,569        11,494  
Other real estate owned      120        120        120        —        —  
Goodwill and intangible assets      4,841        4,909        4,978        5,046        5,114  
Other assets      23,996        22,658        15,799        16,358        13,973  
Total Assets   $  1,126,937     $  1,055,906     $  1,027,514     $  997,480     $  959,921  
                               
Liabilities & Stockholders’ Equity                              
Liabilities                              
Non-interest bearing deposits   $  129,302     $  127,158     $  115,464     $  126,150     $  124,855  
Interest bearing deposits                              
Interest checking      80,588        88,055        112,484        114,610        103,353  
Money market / savings accounts      327,643        284,666        286,463        232,653        276,258  
Certificates of deposit      320,928   `    340,835        296,302        278,717        277,461  
Total interest bearing deposits      729,159        713,556        695,249        625,980        657,072  
Total deposits      858,461        840,714        810,713        752,130        781,927  
Borrowings      131,588        83,927        88,264        120,538        50,199  
Subordinated debt      9,176        9,176        9,239        9,239        9,308  
Other liabilities      9,940        7,710        7,306        6,021        11,784  
Total Liabilities      1,009,165        941,527        915,522        887,928        853,218  
                               
Stockholders' Equity      117,772        114,379        111,992        109,552        106,703  
Total Liabilities & Stockholders’ Equity   $  1,126,937     $  1,055,906     $  1,027,514     $  997,480     $  959,921  
                                         


    Condensed Statements of Income (Unaudited)
    Three Months Ended
(Dollars in Thousands)   September 30, 2019   June 30, 2019   March 31, 2019   December 31, 2018   September 30, 2018
Interest income   $  13,590   $  13,073   $  12,324   $  11,886   $  11,573
Interest expense      4,316      4,151      3,847      3,445      3,195
Net interest income      9,274      8,922      8,477      8,441      8,378
Provision for loan losses      705      14      219      319      291
Non-interest income      9,814      7,928      6,447      7,464      9,167
Non-interest expense      14,152      14,244      12,117      12,556      13,753
Income before income tax expense      4,231      2,592      2,588      3,030      3,501
Income tax expense      914      570      582      666      774
Net Income   $  3,317   $  2,022   $  2,006   $  2,364   $  2,727
                               
Weighted-average basic shares outstanding      6,407      6,407      6,407      6,407      6,402
Basic earnings per common share   $  0.52   $  0.32   $  0.31   $  0.37   $  0.43
                               
Adjusted weighted-average diluted shares outstanding      6,436      6,436      6,436      6,433      6,430
Diluted earnings per common share   $  0.52   $  0.31   $  0.31   $  0.37   $  0.42
                               

Christopher Annas CEO
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