Britton & Koontz Capital Reports Earnings For Second Quarter 2012 PR Newswire NATCHEZ, Miss., July 31, 2012 NATCHEZ, Miss., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of Britton & Koontz Capital Corporation (OTC-QB or OTCBB: BKBK, "B&K Capital" or "the Company") today reported net income and earnings per share for the three and six month period ended June 30, 2012. Net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, was $69 thousand, or $.03 per diluted share, compared to $229 thousand, or $.11 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. For the six month period ended June 30, 2012, net income and diluted earnings per share was $312 thousand and $0.15, respectively, a decrease from $805 thousand and $0.38, respectively, for the same period in 2011. Net interest income for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2012, decreased $618 thousand and $1.3 million, respectively, over the same period in 2011. Approximately 60% of the decrease over the comparative periods was a result of the decreases in the volume of average earning assets of $41 million and $34 million, respectively. Low loan demand and a poor investment environment were the primary contributors to the decrease in volumes. Although the decline in the volume of earnings assets represents the majority of the decline in net interest income, lower interest rates were a major contributor as well, accounting for approximately 40% of the decline in net interest income. Cash flows from higher yielding assets into lower yielding assets occurred as loans and investment securities were paid down and held as cash due to weak loan demand and the poor investment environment. As a result, interest rate spread declined 30 and 39 basis points to 2.55% and 2.58% for the three and six month period ended June 30, 2012, respectively. Not only did the decline in interest rate have a significant negative effect to net interest income, it also had a disproportionate effect on asset yields as compared to funding cost. For both the three and six month comparative periods, asset yields declined 67 and 76 basis points, respectively, while funding costs declined only 37 and 36 basis points, respectively. Interest rate margin declined 36 and 45 basis points, respectively, to 2.84% and 2.87% for the same periods. Non-interest income decreased $355 thousand for the 2nd quarter of 2012 compared to the 2nd quarter of 2011, while non-interest income decreased $1.2 million for the first six months of 2012 compared to the corresponding period in 2011. Both period decreases were primarily due to gains of $656 thousand and $1.3 million on the sale of investment securities and higher-mortgage related income in 2011. Non-interest expense decreased $211 thousand for the 2^nd quarter of 2012 compared to the 2^nd quarter of 2011, while non-interest expense decreased $461 thousand for the first six months of 2012 compared to the corresponding period in 2011. Both period decreases were due primarily to lower personnel costs. Non-performing assets ("NPA"), which include non-accrual loans, troubled debt restructurings, loans delinquent 90 days or more and other real estate, were relatively unchanged at $12.7 million, or 3.75% of total assets, at June 30, 2012, from $12.7 million, or 3.47% of total assets, at December 31, 2011. The decline in total assets contributed to the increase in the ratio of NPA to total assets. Net charge-offs for the six months ended June 30, 2012, were $348 thousand compared to $170 thousand for the six months ended June 30, 2011, and $2.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2011. The Company did not provide any loan loss provision during the first six months of 2012, as management determined that the existing balance of the allowance for loan and lease loss account ("ALLL") was sufficient to cover losses expected in the portfolio. The ALLL of $3.9 million, or 2.34% of total loans, at June 30, 2012, compares to $3.6 million, or 1.77% of total loans, at June 30, 2011 and $4.3 million, or 2.29% of total loans, at December 31, 2011. Even with the charge-offs during 2012, the Company believes the ALLL remains adequate as of June 30, 2012. The Company's regulatory capital substantially exceeds the minimum regulatory capital requirements. Effective July 10, 2012, the Company voluntarily delisted its common stock from NASDAQ. The stock has continued to trade under the symbol "BKBK" on the OTC-QB or OTCBB marketplace. Investors can view the Company's stock quotes for the Company at www.otcmarkets.com or www.otcbb.com/. The Company is in the process of terminating the registration of its common stock and suspending its public reporting obligations under Sections 12(g) and 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The Company expects to discontinue issuing earnings releases effective in the 3^rd quarter of 2012 and instead begin posting its quarterly regulatory reports along with its annual report on its website at www.bkbank.com. Britton & Koontz Capital Corporation, headquartered in Natchez, Mississippi, is the parent company of Britton & Koontz Bank, N.A. which operates three full service offices in Natchez, two in Vicksburg, Mississippi, three in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a loan production office in Central, Louisiana. As of June 30, 2012, the Company reported assets of $340.7 million and equity of $39.6 million. Total shares outstanding at June 30, 2012, were 2,138,466 and the transfer agent is American Stock Transfer & Trust Company. Forward Looking Statements This news release contains statements regarding the projected performance of Britton & Koontz Capital Corporation and its subsidiaries. These statements constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. Actual results may differ materially from the projections provided in this release since such projections involve significant known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to: competitive pressures among financial institutions increasing significantly; economic conditions, either nationally or locally, in areas in which the Company conducts operations being less favorable than expected; and legislation or regulatory changes which adversely affect the ability of the Company to conduct business combinations or new operations. The Company disclaims any obligation to update such factors or to publicly announce the results of any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements included herein to reflect future events or developments. Britton and Koontz Capital Corporation Financial Highlights (Unaudited) For the three months ended For the six months ended June 30, June 30, 2012 2011 2012 2011 Income Statement Data Interest income $ $ $ 6,386,032 $ 8,407,398 3,108,409 4,103,901 Interest expense 830,663 1,208,616 1,712,004 2,436,583 Net interest income 2,277,746 2,895,285 4,674,028 5,970,815 Provision for loan - 562,000 - 1,312,000 losses Net interest income/(loss) after provision for loan 2,277,746 2,333,285 4,674,028 4,658,815 losses Non-interest income 968,748 1,323,901 1,697,374 2,855,210 Non-interest expense 3,304,203 3,514,781 6,187,098 6,648,330 Income/(loss) before (57,709) 142,405 184,304 865,695 income taxes Income taxes (127,093) (86,706) (127,610) 61,164 Net income/(loss) $ $ $ $ 69,384 229,111 311,914 804,531 Return on Average 0.08% 0.24% 0.18% 0.42% Assets Return on Average 0.71% 2.31% 1.59% 4.05% Equity Diluted: Net income/(loss) per $ $ $ $ share 0.03 0.11 0.15 0.38 Weighted average 2,138,466 2,143,497 2,138,466 2,140,714 shares outstanding June 30, December 31, Balance Sheet Data 2012 2011 Total assets $ 340,714,119 $ 366,091,232 Cash and due from 50,165,706 48,622,717 banks Federal funds sold - - Investment securities 105,973,864 118,994,337 Loans, net of UI & 164,761,099 184,142,032 loans held for sale Loans held for sale 3,864,726 2,914,468 Allowance for loan 3,940,236 4,287,910 losses Deposits-interest 187,385,014 209,960,303 bearing Deposits-non interest 50,771,545 53,097,241 bearing Total deposits 238,156,559 263,057,544 Short-term debt 34,370,251 35,639,635 Long-term debt 27,000,000 27,000,000 Stockholders' equity 39,567,468 38,835,739 Book value (per share) $ $ 18.50 18.16 Total shares 2,138,466 2,138,466 outstanding June 30, December 31, Asset Quality Data 2012 2011 Non-accrual loans $ $ 5,211,677 8,177,672 Loans 90+ days past 54,738 198,902 due Troubled debt restructurings, still - 615,392 accruing Total non-performing 5,266,415 8,991,966 loans Other real estate 7,489,002 3,701,392 owned Total non-performing $ $ assets 12,755,417 12,693,358 Total non-performing assets to average 3.67% 3.38% assets Net chargeoffs - ytd $ $ 347,675 2,824,232 YTD net chargeoffs as a percent of average 0.20% 1.41% loans SOURCE Britton & Koontz Capital Corporation Website: http://www.bkbank.com Contact: W. Page Ogden, President & CEO, or William M. Salters, Treasurer & CFO, +1-601-445-5576, firstname.lastname@example.org
Britton & Koontz Capital Reports Earnings For Second Quarter 2012
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