First Capital, Inc. Reports Record Earnings for 2013

First Capital, Inc. Reports Record Earnings for 2013  CORYDON, Ind., Jan. 29, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Capital, Inc. (Nasdaq:FCAP) (the "Company"), the holding company for First Harrison Bank (the "Bank"), today reported net income of $5.1 million, or $1.82 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2013, compared to net income of $3.9 million, or $1.41 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2012.  The increase in earnings is primarily due to increases in net interest income after provision for loan losses and noninterest income, and a decrease in noninterest expenses. Earnings for 2012 were negatively impacted by the Bank's voluntary early retirement program which resulted in a pre-tax charge to earnings of $693,000 during the quarter ended September 30, 2012. During the quarter ended December 31, 2012, the Bank recognized a pre-tax savings of $132,000 due to the lower salary and benefit expenses than would have been expensed without the early retirement program. Had the program not been implemented, the Company would have recognized net income of $4.3 million or $1.53 per diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2012.  Net interest income after provision for loan losses increased $1.2 million for 2013 as compared to 2012. Interest income decreased $389,000 when comparing the two periods as the average tax-equivalent yield of interest-earning assets decreased from 4.59% for 2012 to 4.46% for 2013. This was partially offset by an increase in the average balance in interest-earning assets from $421.8 million for 2012 to $426.6 million for 2013. Interest expense decreased $812,000 as the average cost of interest-bearing liabilities decreased from 0.73% to 0.48% when comparing the two periods. The provision for loan losses decreased from $1.5 million for 2012 to $725,000 for 2013 primarily due to a decrease in net charge-offs from $971,000 during 2012 to $539,000 during 2013.  Noninterest income increased $103,000 for 2013 as compared to 2012.Service charges on deposit accounts and commission income increased by $158,000 and $135,000, respectively, when comparing the two periods. These increases were partially offset by a $203,000 decrease in gains on the sale of loans primarily due to a decrease in sales activity during the quarter ended December 31, 2013 as a result of higher interest rates.  Noninterest expenses decreased $522,000 for 2013 compared to 2012 primarily due to a decrease of $764,000 in compensation and benefits expense. The decrease in compensation and benefits expense was primarily due to the previously discussed voluntary early retirement program in 2012.This decrease was partially offset by increases in data processing fees and other operating expenses of $134,000 and $113,000, respectively.  The Company's net income was $1.2 million, or $0.45 per diluted share, for both the quarters ended December 31, 2013 and 2012.   Net interest income after provision for loan losses increased $391,000 for the quarter ended December 31, 2013 as compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2012.Interest income decreased $49,000 when comparing the two periods as a result of a decrease in the average balance of interest-earning assets from $436.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2012 to $423.5 million for the same period in 2013, partially offset by an increase in the average tax-equivalent yield of interest-earning assets from 4.42% for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 to 4.53% for the same period in 2013. Interest expense decreased $190,000 as the average cost of interest-bearing liabilities decreased from 0.61% to 0.41% and the average balance of interest-bearing liabilities decreased from $352.7 million to $336.0 million when comparing the two periods.The provision for loan losses decreased $250,000 when comparing the two periods from $400,000 for the quarter ended December 31, 2012 to $150,000 for the quarter ended December 31, 2013 primarily due to a decrease in net charge-offs from $255,000 for 2012 to $132,000 for 2013.  Noninterest income decreased $157,000 when comparing the quarter ended December 31, 2013 to the quarter ended December 31, 2012, primarily due to a decrease of $166,000 in gains on loans sold.  Noninterest expenses increased $256,000 when comparing the quarter ended December 31, 2013 to the quarter ended December 31, 2012, primarily due to increases of $175,000 and $72,000 in compensation and benefits expense and other operating expenses, respectively.  Total assets as of December 31, 2013 were $444.4 million compared to $459.1 million at December 31, 2012.Securities available for sale and cash and cash equivalents decreased $14.2 million and $10.7 million, respectively, while net loans receivable increased by $8.1 million during 2013.Deposits and retail repurchase agreements decreased $10.5 million and $4.8 million, respectively, during 2013. Nonperforming assets (consisting of nonaccrual loans, accruing loans 90 days or more past due, troubled debt restructurings on accrual status, and foreclosed real estate) totaled $7.6 million and $8.4 million at December 31, 2013 and 2012, respectively.At December 31, 2013, the Bank was considered well-capitalized under applicable federal regulatory capital guidelines.  First Harrison Bank currently has thirteen offices in the Indiana communities of Corydon, Edwardsville, Greenville, Floyds Knobs, Hardinsburg, Palmyra, New Albany, New Salisbury, Jeffersonville, Salem and Lanesville.Access to First Harrison Bank accounts, including online banking and electronic bill payments, is available anywhere with Internet access through the Bank's website at www.firstharrison.com.First Harrison Bank, through its business arrangement with Investment Centers of America, member SIPC, continues to offer non FDIC insured investments to complement the Bank's offering of traditional banking products and services.  This release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws.These statements are not historical facts; rather, they are statements based on the Company's current expectations regarding its business strategies and their intended results and its future performance.Forward-looking statements are preceded by terms such as "expects," "believes," "anticipates," "intends" and similar expressions.  Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance.Numerous risks and uncertainties could cause or contribute to the Company's actual results, performance and achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.Factors that may cause or contribute to these differences include, without limitation, general economic conditions, including changes in market interest rates and changes in monetary and fiscal policies of the federal government; legislative and regulatory changes; and other factors disclosed periodically in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Because of the risks and uncertainties inherent in forward-looking statements, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on them, whether included in this report or made elsewhere from time to time by the Company or on its behalf.Except as may be required by applicable law or regulation, the Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.    FIRST CAPITAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY Consolidated Financial Highlights (Unaudited)                                                                                                   Year Ended                Three Months Ended                                 December 31,              December 31, OPERATING DATA                   2013         2012         2013      2012 (Dollars in thousands, except                                      per share data)                                                                   Total interest income            $18,411    $18,800    $4,632  $4,681 Total interest expense           1,653       2,465       347      537 Net interest income              16,758      16,335      4,285    4,144 Provision for loan losses        725         1,525       150      400 Net interest income after        16,033      14,810      4,135    3,744 provision for loan losses                                                                   Total non-interest income        4,640       4,537       1,079    1,236 Total non-interest expense       13,331      13,853      3,433    3,177 Income before income taxes       7,342       5,494       1,781    1,803 Income tax expense              2,255       1,559       534      551 Net income                      $5,087     $3,935     $1,247  $1,252 Less net income attributable to  13          13          3        3 the noncontrolling interest Net income attributable to First $5,074     $3,922     $1,244  $1,249 Capital, Inc.                                                                   Net income per share                                               attributable to First Capital, Inc. common                                         shareholders: Basic and Diluted                $1.82      $1.41      $0.45   $0.45                                                                   Weighted average common shares                                     outstanding: Basic and Diluted                2,784,690    2,785,286    2,784,220 2,785,001                                                                   OTHER FINANCIAL DATA                                                                                                                 Cash dividends per share         $0.80      $0.76      $0.20   $0.19 Return on average assets (three  1.11%        0.86%        1.10%     1.07% months date annualized) Return on average equity (three  9.56%        7.54%        9.32%     9.48% months data annualized) Net interest margin              4.07%        4.00%        4.20%     3.93% Interest rate spread             3.98%        3.86%        4.12%     3.81% Net overhead expense as a percentage of average assets     2.93%        3.05%        3.05%     2.71% (three months data annualized)                                                                                                                                                                     December 31, December 31,           BALANCE SHEET INFORMATION        2013         2012                                                                                     Cash and cash equivalents        $11,136    $21,811              Interest-bearing time deposits   4,425       1,400                 Investment securities            108,771     122,985               Gross loans                      293,428     285,143               Allowance for loan losses        4,922       4,736                 Earning assets                   407,211     421,755               Total assets                     444,384     459,132               Deposits                         373,830     384,343               FHLB debt                        5,500       5,100                 Repurchase agreements            9,310       14,092                Stockholders' equity, net of     53,227      52,824                noncontrolling interest Non-performing assets:                                             Nonaccrual loans                 5,256       7,578                 Accruing loans past due 90 days  227         289                   Foreclosed real estate           466         295                   Troubled debt restructurings on  1,662       221                   accrual status Regulatory capital ratios (Bank                                    only): Tier I - adjusted total assets   10.89%       10.00%                 Tier I - risk based              14.86%       14.35%                 Total risk-based                 16.11%       15.60%                  CONTACT: Chris Frederick          Chief Financial Officer          Executive Vice President          812-734-3464