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William Penn Bancorporation Announces First Quarter Results

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BRISTOL, PA / ACCESSWIRE / October 21, 2021 / William Penn Bancorporation ("William Penn" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:WMPN), the parent company of William Penn Bank (the "Bank"), today announced its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2021. William Penn recorded net income of $1.2 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, compared to net income of $670 thousand, or $0.05 per diluted share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2020. Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 included a $235 thousand, or $0.02 per diluted share, income tax benefit related to refunds received associated with the carryback of net operating losses under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security ("CARES") Act. Net income for the quarters ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively, included $64 thousand and $161 thousand of prepayment penalties associated with the prepayment of $7.0 million and $23.2 million of higher-cost advances from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh ("FHLB").

Kenneth J. Stephon, William Penn's Chairman, President and CEO, stated: "We continue to focus on the deployment of excess cash and the prudent management of our balance sheet to help us in achieving our strategic and financial growth goals. The low interest rate environment has made it challenging to effectively deploy the excess cash we hold on our balance sheet. We used $53.2 million of cash during the quarter to purchase high-quality investment securities that we anticipate will provide a steady stream of cash flows both in the current and in rising interest rate environments. In addition, we made a strategic decision during the quarter to use $7.0 million of cash to prepay higher-cost advances from the FHLB that effectively removed a negative spread from our balance sheet. Despite operating in a challenging environment because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we had $23.8 million of new loan originations during the quarter. The results for the quarter include a benefit from a loan loss reserve release of $30 thousand, compared to a provision of $66 thousand in the same quarter last year, that we do not consider part of our core or recurring earnings. We have experienced strong growth in core deposits, which increased at an annualized rate of 17.4% during the first quarter. We believe the recent opening of our new branch located in Doylestown in Bucks County, Pennsylvania will continue to bolster our core deposit growth."

Highlights for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 are as follows:

  • William Penn recorded net income of $1.2 million, or $0.08 per diluted share.

  • William Penn recognized a $235 thousand, or $0.02 per diluted share, income tax benefit related to refunds received associated with the carryback of net operating losses under the CARES Act.

  • William Penn purchased $53.2 million of high-quality investment securities that it anticipates will provide a steady stream of cash flows both in the current and in rising interest rate environments.

  • William Penn prepaid $7.0 million of higher-cost advances from the FHLB and incurred $64 thousand of prepayment penalties in connection with such prepayments.

  • William Penn originated $23.8 million of new loans.

  • Core deposits increased at an annualized rate of 17.4%.

  • William Penn opened a new branch located in Doylestown in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

  • William Penn paid a $0.30 per share one-time special cash dividend in August 2021.

  • Book value per share measured $14.04 as of September 30, 2021 compared to $14.30 as of June 30, 2021. Tangible book value per share(1) measured $13.67 as of September 30, 2021 compared to $13.92 as of June 30, 2021. The decline in both book value and tangible book value was primarily due to the payment of the previously mentioned special dividend.

  • Asset quality metrics continued to remain strong with non-performing assets to total assets of 0.68% as of September 30, 2021. Our allowance for loan losses totaled $3.6 million, or 0.78% of total loans and 1.16% of total loans, excluding acquired loans(2), as of September 30, 2021, compared to $3.6 million, or 0.78% of total loans and 1.19% of total loans, excluding acquired loans(2), as of June 30, 2021.

Statement of Financial Condition

Total assets increased $533 thousand, or 0.1%, to $822.9 million at September 30, 2021, from $822.4 million at June 30, 2021. The increase in total assets can primarily be attributed to a $43.9 million increase in total investments, a $2.2 million increase in bank-owned life insurance and a $2.4 million increase in other assets, partially offset by a $40.8 million decrease in cash and cash equivalents and a $7.0 million decrease in net loans.

Cash and cash equivalents decreased $40.8 million, or 24.2%, to $127.9 million at September 30, 2021, from $168.7 million at June 30, 2021. The decrease in cash and cash equivalents was primarily driven by a $43.9 million increase in total investments, a $7.0 million decrease in advances from the FHLB and a $2.2 million increase in bank-owned life insurance, partially offset by an $8.1 million increase in deposits and a $7.0 million decrease in net loans.

Total investments increased $43.9 million, or 35.1%, to $169.1 million at September 30, 2021, from $125.2 million at June 30, 2021. During the quarter ended September 30, 2021, the Company invested a portion of the excess cash on its statement of financial condition in available-for-sale, held-to-maturity, and other securities. The Company remains focused on maintaining a high-quality investment portfolio that provides a steady stream of cash flows both in the current and in rising interest rate environments.

Net loans decreased $7.0 million, or 1.5%, to $454.2 million at September 30, 2021, from $461.2 million at June 30, 2021. During the quarter ended September 30, 2021, the Company originated $23.8 million of new loans that were more than offset by $30.8 million of loan paydowns and payoffs. The COVID-19 pandemic and low interest rate environment have created a highly competitive market for lending. The Company maintains conservative lending practices and is focused on lending to borrowers with high credit quality within its market footprint.

Bank-owned life insurance increased $2.2 million, or 6.4%, to $37.4 million at September 30, 2021, from $35.2 million at June 30, 2021. Management purchased $2.0 million of bank-owned life insurance during the quarter ended September 30, 2021. Management believes that bank-owned life insurance is a low-risk investment alternative with an attractive yield.

Deposits increased $8.1 million, or 1.5%, to $561.2 million at September 30, 2021, from $553.1 million at June 30, 2021. The increase in deposits was primarily due to a $17.1 million increase in core deposits, partially offset by a $9.0 million decrease in time deposits. The decrease in time deposits was consistent with the planned run-off associated with our re-pricing of higher-cost, non-relationship-based deposit accounts.

Borrowings decreased $7.0 million, or 17.1%, to $34.0 million at September 30, 2021, from $41.0 million at June 30, 2021. The decrease in borrowings was due to the previously discussed prepayment of $7.0 million of higher-cost advances from the FHLB during the quarter ended September 30, 2021.

Stockholders' equity decreased $3.9 million, or 1.8%, to $213.0 million at September 30, 2021, from $216.9 million at June 30, 2021. The decrease in stockholders' equity was primarily due to the payment of a $0.30 per share one-time special cash dividend in August 2021 totaling $4.6 million and a $598 thousand increase in the accumulated other comprehensive loss component of the unrealized loss on available-for sale securities, partially offset by $1.2 million of net income recorded during the quarter ended September 30, 2021. Tangible book value per share(1) measured $13.67 as of September 30, 2021 compared to $13.92 as of June 30, 2021.

Net Interest Income

For the quarter ended September 30, 2021, net interest income was $5.3 million, an increase of $45 thousand, or 0.9%, from the quarter ended September 30, 2020. The increase in net interest income was primarily due to a $718 thousand decrease in interest expense primarily due to the re-pricing of deposits in the current low interest rate environment and the prepayment of advances from the FHLB of Pittsburgh. These increases to net interest income were partially offset by a decrease in interest income on loans due to a decrease in the average balance of loans and a decrease in the yield on loans driven by the current low interest rate environment. The net interest margin measured 2.80% for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 compared to 3.11% for the same period in 2020. The decrease in the net interest margin is consistent with the recent decrease in interest rates and current margin compression that is primarily due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its continued impact on the economy and interest rate environment, as well as the excess cash that the Bank held during the quarter ended September 30, 2021 in connection with the second-step conversion offering that was completed in March 2021.

Non-interest Income

For the quarter ended September 30, 2021, non-interest income totaled $705 thousand, an increase of $305 thousand, or 76.3%, from the quarter ended September 30, 2020. The increase was primarily due to a $126 thousand increase in earnings on bank-owned life insurance due to the purchase of additional BOLI during the quarters ended September 30, 2021 and June 30, 2021, a $62 thousand increase in the net gain on sale of investment securities, and a $105 thousand unrealized net gain on equity securities recorded during the quarter ended September 30, 2021.

Non-interest Expense

For the quarter ended September 30, 2021, non-interest expense totaled $4.9 million, an increase of $132 thousand, or 2.8%, from the quarter ended September 30, 2020. The increase in non-interest expense was primarily due to a $158 thousand increase in salaries and employee benefits due to the addition of new employees in connection with the build out of the Company's commercial lending and credit functions and an increase in business development costs. These increases to non-interest expense were partially offset by a $97 thousand decrease in prepayment penalties associated with the prepayment of $7.0 million and $23.2 million of advances from the FHLB of Pittsburgh during the quarters ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

Income Taxes

For the quarter ended September 30, 2021, we recorded a $30 thousand net income tax benefit, reflecting an effective tax rate of (2.7)%, compared to a $146 thousand provision for income taxes, reflecting an effective tax rate of 17.9%, for the same period in 2020. The decrease in the provision for income taxes for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 compared to the same period a year ago is primarily due to a $235 thousand income tax benefit recorded during the quarter ended September 30, 2021 related to refunds received associated with the carryback of net operating losses under the CARES Act. The effective tax rate for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 compared to the same period a year ago was also impacted by the previously discussed income tax benefit from refunds received associated with the carryback of net operating losses under the CARES Act.

Asset Quality

The provision for loan losses was a $30 thousand net recovery during the quarter ended September 30, 2021 compared to an expense of $66 thousand during the quarter ended September 30, 2020. The provision credit for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was primarily due to an improving economic outlook combined with continued stable asset quality metrics, including net recoveries during the quarter and non-performing assets to total assets of 0.68% as of September 30, 2021 as compared to 0.67% as of September 30, 2020. Our allowance for loan losses totaled $3.6 million, or 1.16% of total loans, excluding acquired loans(2), as of September 30, 2021, compared to $3.6 million, or 1.19% of total loans, excluding acquired loans(2), as of June 30, 2021.

Capital

The Bank's capital position remains strong relative to current regulatory requirements. The Bank continues to have substantial liquidity that has been retained in cash or invested in high quality government-backed securities. As of September 30, 2021, William Penn's tangible capital to tangible assets totaled 25.37%. In addition, at September 30, 2021, we had the ability to borrow up to $290.7 million from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh. The federal regulators issued a final rule, effective January 1, 2020, that set the elective community bank leverage ratio at 9% of tier 1 capital to average total consolidated assets. The Bank has elected to follow this alternative framework. As of September 30, 2021, William Penn Bank had a community bank leverage ratio of 18.82% and is considered well-capitalized under the prompt corrective action framework.

About William Penn Bancorporation

William Penn Bancorporation, headquartered in Bristol, Pennsylvania, is the holding company for William Penn Bank, which serves the Delaware Valley area through twelve full-service branch offices in Bucks County and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Burlington and Camden Counties in New Jersey. The Company's executive offices are located at 10 Canal Street, Suite 104, Bristol, Pennsylvania 19007. William Penn Bank's deposits are insured up to the legal maximum (generally $250,000 per depositor) by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The primary federal regulator for William Penn Bank is the FDIC. For more information about the Bank and William Penn, please visit www.williampenn.bank.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain forward-looking statements, which can be identified by the use of words such as "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates" or similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements and all other statements that are not historic facts are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors. These factors include, but are not limited to, general economic conditions, the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic (including its impact on our business operations and credit quality, on our customers and their ability to repay their loan obligations and on general economic and financial market conditions), changes in the interest rate environment, legislative or regulatory changes that may adversely affect our business, changes in accounting policies and practices, changes in competition and demand for financial services, adverse changes in the securities markets, changes in deposit flows, changes in the quality or composition of our loan or investment portfolios and our ability to successfully integrate the business operations of acquired businesses into our business operations, and that the Company may not be successful in the implementation of its business strategy or its deployment of the proceeds raised in its second step conversion offering. Additionally, other risks and uncertainties may be described in William Penn's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2021, which is available through the SEC's EDGAR website located at www.sec.gov. Should one or more of these risks materialize, actual results may vary from those anticipated, estimated or projected. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Except as may be required by applicable law or regulation, William Penn assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

(1)As used in this press release, tangible book value per share is a non-GAAP financial measure. This non-GAAP financial measure excludes goodwill and other intangible assets. For a reconciliation of this and other non-GAAP financial measures to their comparable GAAP measures, see "Non-GAAP Reconciliation" at the end of the press release.

(2)As used in this press release, the ratio of the allowance for loan losses to total loans, excluding acquired loans, is a non-GAAP financial measure. This non-GAAP financial measure excludes loans acquired in a business combination. For a reconciliation of this and other non-GAAP financial measures to their comparable GAAP measure, see "Non-GAAP Reconciliation" at the end of the press release.

CONTACT:
Kenneth J. Stephon
Chairman, President and CEO
(856) 656-2201, ext. 1009


WILLIAM PENN BANCORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition
(Dollars in thousands, except share amounts)

September 30,

June 30,

September 30,

2021

2021

2020

ASSETS

Cash and due from banks

$

8,368

$

11,102

$

11,336

Interest bearing deposits with other banks

119,580

157,620

34,539

Federal funds sold

-

-

10,207

Total cash and cash equivalents

127,948

168,722

56,082

Interest-bearing time deposits

1,350

1,850

2,300

Securities available for sale

127,007

123,335

123,597

Securities held to maturity

38,127

-

-

Equity securities

2,635

-

-

Loans receivable, net of allowance for loan losses of $3,591, $3,613, and $3,585, respectively

454,157

461,196

497,630

Premises and equipment, net

13,464

13,439

13,924

Regulatory stock, at cost

2,597

2,954

3,219

Deferred income taxes

3,716

3,574

4,448

Bank-owned life insurance

37,469

35,231

14,870

Goodwill

4,858

4,858

4,858

Intangible assets

880

937

1,128

Accrued interest receivable and other assets

8,733

6,312

9,497

TOTAL ASSETS

$

822,941

$

822,408

$

731,553

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

LIABILITIES

Deposits

$

561,204

$

553,103

$

581,493

Advances from Federal Home Loan Bank

34,000

41,000

41,000

Advances from borrowers for taxes and insurance

2,064

3,731

2,910

Accrued interest payable and other liabilities

12,628

7,648

10,644

TOTAL LIABILITIES

609,896

605,482

636,047

STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

Preferred stock, $0.01 par value

-

-

-

Common Stock, $0.01, $0.01, and $0.03 par value, respectively

152

152

467

Additional paid-in capital

168,354

168,349

42,932

Treasury stock, at cost

-

-

(3,710)

Unearned common stock held by employee stock ownership plan

(9,901)

(10,004)

-

Retained earnings

55,102

58,493

55,384

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income

(662)

(64)

433

TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

213,045

216,926

95,506

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY

$

822,941

$

822,408

$

731,553


WILLIAM PENN BANCORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Income
(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

For the Quarter Ended

September 30, 2021

June 30, 2021

September 30, 2020

INTEREST INCOME

Loans receivable, including fees

$

5,214

$

5,563

$

5,893

Securities

664

519

653

Other

106

93

111

Total interest income

5,984

6,175

6,657

INTEREST EXPENSE

Deposits

484

502

1,081

Borrowings

238

265

359

Total interest expense

722

767

1,440

Net interest income

5,262

5,408

5,217

(Recovery) provision for loan losses

(30)

20

66

NET INTEREST INCOME AFTER PROVISION FOR LOAN LOSSES

5,292

5,388

5,151

OTHER INCOME

Service fees

213

217

183

Net gain on sale of securities

62

31

-

Earnings on bank-owned life insurance

238

153

112

Net gain on disposition of premises and equipment

-

60

15

Unrealized gain on equity securities, net

105

-

-

Other

87

75

90

Total other income

705

536

400

OTHER EXPENSES

Salaries and employee benefits

2,712

2,712

2,554

Occupancy and equipment

675

685

759

Data processing

421

445

422

Professional fees

248

466

188

Amortization of intangible assets

57

63

64

Loss on lease abandonment

-

162

-

Prepayment penalties

64

-

161

Other

690

567

587

Total other expense

4,867

5,100

4,735

Income before income taxes

1,130

824

816

Income tax (benefit) expense

(30)

158

146

NET INCOME

$

1,160

$

666

$

670

Basic and diluted earnings per share

$

0.08

$

0.05

$

0.05


WILLIAM PENN BANCORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Selected Consolidated Financial and Other Data
(Dollars in thousands)

For the Quarter Ended

September 30, 2021

September 30, 2020

Average

Interest and

Yield/

Average

Interest and

Yield/

Balance

Dividends

Cost

Balance

Dividends

Cost

Interest-earning assets:

Loans

$

459,034

$

5,214

4.54%

$

503,014

$

5,893

4.69%

Investment securities

131,784

664

2.02

109,077

653

2.39

Other interest-earning assets

160,400

106

0.26

59,940

111

0.74

Total interest-earning assets

751,218

5,984

3.19

672,031

6,657

3.96

Non-interest-earning assets

71,109

59,361

Total assets

$

822,327

$

731,392

Interest-bearing liabilities:

Interest-bearing checking accounts

$

103,803

19

0.07

$

101,268

51

0.20

Money market deposit accounts

145,032

122

0.34

137,852

326

0.95

Savings, including club deposits

101,171

26

0.10

94,775

43

0.18

Certificates of deposit

155,786

317

0.81

198,320

661

1.33

Total interest-bearing deposits

505,792

484

0.38

532,215

1,081

0.81

FHLB advances and other borrowings

35,457

238

2.68

55,058

359

2.61

Total interest-bearing liabilities

541,249

722

0.53

587,273

1,440

0.98

Non-interest-bearing liabilities:

Non-interest-bearing deposits

50,670

41,260

Other non-interest-bearing liabilities

15,520

5,837

Total liabilities

607,439

634,370

Total equity

214,888

97,022

Total liabilities and equity

$

822,327

$

731,392

Net interest income

$

5,262

$

5,217

Interest rate spread

2.66%

2.98%

Net interest-earning assets

$

209,969

$

84,758

Net interest margin

2.80%

3.11%

Ratio of interest-earning assets to interest-bearing liabilities

138.79%

114.43%

Asset Quality Indicators (unaudited)

September 30,

June 30,

September 30,

(Dollars in thousands)

2021

2021

2020

Non-performing assets:

Non-accruing loans

$

5,555

$

5,301

$

4,775

Accruing loans past due 90 days or more

-

-

-

Total non-performing loans

$

5,555

$

5,301

$

4,775

Real estate owned

75

75

100

Total non-performing assets

$

5,630

$

5,376

$

4,875

Non-performing loans to total loans

1.21%

1.14%

0.95%

Non-performing assets to total assets

0.68%

0.65%

0.67%

ALLL to total loans and leases

0.78%

0.78%

0.71%

ALLL to non-performing loans

64.64%

68.16%

75.08%

Key annualized performance ratios are as follows for the quarter (unaudited):

For the Quarter Ended

September 30,

June 30,

September 30,

2021

2021

2020

PERFORMANCE RATIOS:

(annualized for the quarter ended)

Return on average assets

0.56%

0.33%

0.36%

Return on average equity

2.16%

1.25%

2.80%

Net interest margin

2.80%

2.90%

3.11%

Net charge-off ratio

(0.01)%

0.00%

0.00%

Efficiency ratio

81.57%

85.80%

84.30%

Tangible common equity

25.37%

25.85%

12.34%


Non-GAAP Reconciliation (unaudited)

In this press release, we present the non-GAAP financial measures included in the tables below, which are used to evaluate our performance and exclude the effects of certain transactions and one-time events that we believe are unrelated to our core business and not necessarily indicative of our current performance or financial position. Management believes excluding these items facilitates greater visibility into our core businesses and underlying trends that may, to some extent, be obscured by inclusion of such items. The following tables include a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release to their comparable GAAP measures.

William Penn Bancorporation and Subsidiaries
Non-GAAP Reconciliation
(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)

September 30,

June 30,

2021

2021

Calculation of tangible book value per share:

Total Stockholders' Equity

$

213,045

$

216,926

Less: Goodwill and other intangible assets

5,738

5,795

Total tangible equity (non-GAAP)

$

207,307

$

211,131

Total common shares outstanding

15,170,566

15,170,566

Book value per share (GAAP)

$

14.04

$

14.30

Tangible book value per share (non-GAAP)

$

13.67

$

13.92

Calculation of the ratio of the allowance for loan losses to total loans, excluding acquired loans:

Gross loans receivable

$

458,512

$

465,629

Less: Loans acquired in a business combination

149,195

161,260

Gross loans receivable, excluding acquired loans (non-GAAP)

$

309,317

$

304,369

Allowance for loan losses

$

3,591

$

3,613

Allowance for loan losses to total loans (GAAP)

0.78%

0.78%

Allowance for loan losses to total loans, excluding acquired loans (non-GAAP)

1.16%

1.19%


SOURCE: William Penn Bancorporation



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