Xenith Bankshares, Inc. Reports 2013 Financial Results Reflecting Loan, Deposit, Total Asset Growth

Xenith Bankshares, Inc. Reports 2013 Financial Results Reflecting Loan, Deposit, Total Asset Growth  RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xenith Bankshares, Inc. (Nasdaq:XBKS), parent company of Xenith Bank, a business-focused bank serving the Greater Washington, D.C., Richmond, and Greater Hampton Roads, Virginia markets, today announced financial results for the year and quarter ended December 31, 2013.  For the year ended December 31, 2013, net income was $2.0 million, or $0.18 per common share, compared to $7.4 million, or $0.70 per common share, for the year ended December 31, 2012. Net income in 2013 reflected income tax expense, while net income in 2012 included a $5.0 million, or $0.47 per common share, tax benefit due to the reversal of the valuation allowance on the company's net deferred tax asset.  The company reported fourth quarter 2013 net income of $268,000, or $0.02 per common share, compared to fourth quarter 2012 net income of $332,000, or $0.03 per common share.  T. Gaylon Layfield, III, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented: "We continued our path of prudent and steady growth, with a sharp focus on positioning the bank for an improving macroeconomic environment. This past year presented challenging and evolving economic conditions. In spite of these market conditions, we continued to grow, build commercial banking market share and expand client relationships. We further strengthened our balance sheet and our technology and operations infrastructure enabling the company to move forward with confidence, pursue organic growth in our target markets, and seek pragmatic strategic opportunities."  2013 Highlights    oFor the year ended 2013, income before income tax expense was $3.1     million, an increase of 8.6%, compared to income before income tax expense     of $2.8 million in 2012.   oLoans held for investment, net of allowance for loan losses, at December     31, 2013 increased 40.7% to $533.1 million compared to $379.0 million at     December 31, 2012, primarily reflecting 20.8% growth in commercial and     industrial ("C&I") lending, 14.5% growth in commercial real estate ("CRE")     lending, and the addition of approximately $94.0 million in variable-rate,     federally guaranteed student loans during 2013. Excluding guaranteed     student loans, loans held for investment at December 31, 2013 increased     $60.3 million, or nearly 16%, compared to year-end 2012.   oAverage interest-earning assets in 2013 were $570.1 million, up from     $493.0 million in 2012.   oTotal assets at December 31, 2013 increased to $679.9 million, an increase     of 20.7%, compared to $563.2 million at December 31, 2012, primarily     reflecting loan growth, a modestly expanded portfolio of securities     available for sale, bank owned life insurance, and cash and cash     equivalents.   oMeasures of asset quality reflected continuing strength and year-over-year     improvement. At December 31, 2013, the ratio of nonperforming assets to     total assets was 0.59% compared to 0.95% a year earlier, the ratio of     nonperforming assets to loans held for investment was 0.75%, down from     1.39% a year earlier, and the ratio of allowance for loan and lease losses     to nonaccrual loans was 139% compared to 96% at year-end 2012.   oCapital strength was reflected in ratios that were well above regulatory     standards for "well-capitalized" banks at December 31, 2013, with a Tier 1     leverage ratio of 10.5%, a Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio of 13.4%, and a     total risk-based capital ratio of 14.4%.   oReflecting shareholder value growth, tangible book value^1 at December 31,     2013 was $6.10 per common share, compared to $6.02 at December 31, 2012.  Operating Results  Income Statement  Total interest income for the year ended December 31, 2013 was $25.6 million, compared to $26.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2012. Interest income reflected stable interest and fees on loans, and a slight decrease in interest from securities. Relatively flat interest income for 2013 compared to 2012 reflects lower accretion of fair value adjustments on acquired loans and a decline in asset yields, partially offset by loan growth particularly in the second half of 2013. Average interest-earning assets increased 15.6% at year-end 2013 from year-end 2012.  Total interest expense for the year ended December 31, 2013 was $3.5 million compared to $3.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2012, primarily reflecting lower interest expense on the Bank's core deposits.  Net interest income after provision for loan and lease losses was $20.7 million in 2013, compared to $20.2 million in 2012. Net interest income increased moderately and the provision for loan and lease losses decreased $333,000 to $1.5 million in 2013 from $1.8 million in 2012, primarily due to improved asset quality. Net interest margin in 2013 was 3.89%, a decline from 4.47% in 2012.Net interest margin in 2013 was impacted by lower accretion on acquired loans and lower asset yields, partially offset by lower deposit costs.  "While 2013 reflected the pressure on margins that affected most banks, our margin remained in our targeted range," noted Layfield."Our guaranteed student loans generate lower yields than our commercial loans, but they offer a way to deploy our capital to generate returns that we believe are superior to investment securities in the current interest rate environment, without the level of price risk that can come with fixed rate securities."Layfield added that the 2013 net interest margin also reflected unusually high cash balances late in the year related to client deposit activity.  Total noninterest income for the year ended December 31, 2013 was $1.7 million, compared to $743,000 for the year ended December 31, 2012. The increase reflected growth in service charges on deposit accounts, increased fees from treasury management services, fees associated with customer interest rate swaps, and included a $361,000 gain on the sale of collateral on an acquired impaired loan.  Noninterest expense for the year ended 2013 was $19.3 million, compared to $18.1 million for the year ended 2012."The increase in expenses was primarily for compensation and benefits, in part reflecting the hiring of experienced relationship managers and proven producers in the Greater Washington, D.C. and Richmond markets to drive organic loan and deposit growth," Layfield explained.  The company had income tax expense of $1.1 million in 2013, while in 2012 the company had an income tax benefit of $5.0 million due to the reversal of the valuation allowance on the company's net deferred tax asset. For purposes of comparison, income before income tax for the year ended December 31, 2013 and 2012 was $3.1 million and $2.8 million, respectively.  Net interest income in the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2013 was $5.6 million, unchanged from the fourth quarter of 2012.The impact of higher average loan balances and lower cost of deposits was offset by lower accretion and lower yields on loans.The provision for loan and lease losses in the fourth quarter of 2013 was $573,000 compared to $436,000 in the fourth quarter of 2012, reflecting growth in gross loans held for investment of $101.0 million in the fourth quarter 2013 compared to $42.7 million in the fourth quarter 2012.Fourth quarter 2013 growth includes the addition of $73.1 million of guaranteed student loans. Noninterest expenses in the fourth quarter of 2013 were $4.9 million compared to $4.6 million in the same period of 2012. Income tax expense in the 2013 period was $140,000 compared to $380,000 in the fourth quarter of 2012, which included the effect of nondeductible expenses related to incentive stock options.  Balance Sheet  Loans held for investment increased to $533.1 million at December 31, 2013, compared to $379.0 million at December 31, 2012.Growth in loans held for investment in the second half of 2013 was $139.5 million, which includes $94.0 million of guaranteed student loans.  Loans held for investment at December 31, 2013 included $246.3 million in C&I loans (46% of the loan portfolio), CRE loans of $172.7 million (32% of the portfolio), and guaranteed student loans of $94.0 million (17% of the portfolio).Management noted the portfolio of student loans is substantially U.S. government guaranteed, 20% risk-weighted for capital purposes, and re-priced every 90 days based on changes in 90-day U.S. Treasury and Libor rates.  "We were encouraged by the steady growth and ongoing diversification of our loan portfolio, and particularly the continued strength of our C&I business.We believe we have the personnel, technology and infrastructure to support considerable growth in C&I lending, as well as in other lending categories. Our loan portfolio at the end of 2013 reflected an increased diversification of borrowers, as we saw an acceleration of loan growth in the second half of 2013, a sign that the economy may have improved modestly.We believe our student loan portfolio carries a very attractive risk profile, while taking very little interest rate risk," Layfield noted.  Loans held for sale, which primarily reflect the company's participation in a mortgage warehouse lending program, declined to $3.4 million at December 31, 2013, compared to $80.9 million at December 31, 2012, as nationwide mortgage activity slowed substantially in 2013.Layfield commented that the company has used existing liquidity from the reduction in mortgage warehouse loans to build its portfolio of guaranteed student loans.  Total assets were $679.9 million at December 31, 2013, compared to $563.2 million at December 31, 2012, primarily reflecting loan growth, higher cash balances, and higher levels of investment securities.  A continuing focus on attracting deposits as part of an overall client relationship contributed to a 25.6% growth in total deposits to $569.2 million at December 31, 2013 compared to $453.2 million at December 31, 2012. Noninterest-bearing demand accounts and lower interest rate money market accounts fueled a significant portion of the growth, providing additional core deposit funding to support the company's lending activities.  Asset and Credit Quality  Balance sheet quality and asset quality ratios continued to improve throughout the year. At December 31, 2013, the ratio of nonperforming assets to total assets was 0.59%, compared to 0.95% a year earlier, the ratio of nonperforming assets to loans held for investment was 0.75%, compared to 1.39% a year earlier, and the ratio of allowance for loan and lease losses to nonaccrual loans was 139%, compared to 96% a year earlier.  The company's ratio of allowance for loan and lease losses to total loans held for investment was 0.99% at December 31, 2013 compared to 1.27% at December 31, 2012.Management noted the decline in the ratio of allowance for loan and lease losses to loans held for investment primarily reflected the addition of $94.0 million of guaranteed student loans in 2013, which are approximately 98% guaranteed as to principal and interest.The company provides allowance for the guaranteed student loans based on historical loss estimates, which are only applied to the non-guaranteed portion of the balances. Net charge-offs as a percentage of average loans held for investment were 0.22% for the year ended December 31, 2013.  Capital and Shareholder Value Measures  Capital ratios remained well above published regulatory standards for "well-capitalized" banks, with a Tier 1 leverage ratio of 10.5%, a Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio of 13.4%, and a total risk-based capital ratio of 14.4% at December 31, 2013.  As part of the company's share repurchase program, which started in the third quarter of 2013, the company repurchased 50,430 shares at an average price of $5.88 per share during 2013.  Total shareholders' equity was $87.7 million at December 31, 2013, compared to $87.5 million at December 31, 2012. Increases in longer term interest rates had a negative impact on the market value of the company's available-for-sale securities portfolio, thus reducing shareholders' equity and partially offsetting the effect of earnings. Tangible book value^1 at December 31, 2013 was $6.10 per share, compared to $6.02 at December 31, 2012. For the year ended December 31, 2013, return on average assets was 0.33% compared to 1.42% in 2012, and return on average common equity was 2.49% compared to 9.89% for the year ended December 31, 2012.  Market Overview and Outlook  Layfield concluded: "We continue to take a long-term perspective in building a premier business banking franchise, with diversity in clients, products and services, in what we believe are attractive markets.We have developed the infrastructure that will allow for considerable operating leverage to support growth, and have built a first-class team to keep moving us forward.Building long-term shareholder value is a critical part of our philosophy, and a key reason why we have been careful and thoughtful in our growth initiatives.Our goal is to make steady progress and ensure we hold onto our gains."  Profile  Xenith Bankshares, Inc. is the holding company for Xenith Bank. Xenith Bank is a full-service, locally-managed commercial bank, specifically targeting the banking needs of middle market and small businesses, local real estate developers and investors, private banking clients, and select retail banking clients. As of December 31, 2013, the company had total assets of $679.9 million and total deposits of $569.2 million. Xenith Bank's target markets are Greater Washington, DC, Richmond, VA, and Greater Hampton Roads, VA metropolitan statistical areas. The company is headquartered in Richmond, Virginia and currently has six branch locations in Tysons Corner, Richmond, and Suffolk, Virginia. Xenith Bankshares common stock trades on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol "XBKS."  For more information about Xenith Bankshares and Xenith Bank, visit our website: https://www.xenithbank.com/.  All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this press release are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements made in this press release reflect beliefs, assumptions and expectations of future events or results, taking into account the information currently available to Xenith Bankshares, Inc. These beliefs, assumptions and expectations may change as a result of many possible events, circumstances or factors, not all of which are currently known to Xenith Bankshares. If a change occurs, Xenith Bankshares' business, financial condition, liquidity, results of operations and prospects may vary materially from those expressed in, or implied by, the forward-looking statements. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by these forward-looking statements include the risks discussed in Xenith Bankshares' public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those outlined in Part I, Item 1A, "Risk Factors" of Xenith Bankshares' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012. Except as required by applicable law or regulations, Xenith Bankshares does not undertake, and specifically disclaims any obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statement.  ^1 Please see the discussion of non-GAAP financial measures at the end of the financial tables.                        -Selected Financial Tables Follow-  XENITH BANKSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2013 AND DECEMBER 31, 2012                                                                                                                         (in thousands, except share data)          December 31, 2013 December 31, 2012 Assets                                                       Cash and cash equivalents                                    Cash and due from banks                    $24,944         $9,457 Federal funds sold                         5,749            2,906 Total cash and cash equivalents            30,693           12,363 Securities available for sale, at fair     69,185           57,551 value Loans held for sale                        3,363            80,867 Loans held for investment, net of allowance for loan and lease losses, 2013  533,137          379,006 - $5,305; 2012 - $4,875 Premises and equipment, net                5,069            5,397 Other real estate owned                    199              276 Goodwill and other intangible assets, net  15,624           15,989 Accrued interest receivable                2,403            1,606 Deferred tax asset                         4,345            4,094 Bank owned life insurance                  9,690            -- Other assets                               6,188            6,057 Total assets                               $679,896        $563,206 Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity                         Deposits                                                     Demand and money market                    $359,455        $317,526 Savings                                    4,785            4,069 Time                                       204,958          131,636 Total deposits                             569,198          453,231 Accrued interest payable                   215              232 Borrowings                                 20,000           20,000 Other liabilities                          2,797            2,196 Total liabilities                          592,210          475,659 Shareholders' equity                                         Preferred stock, $1.00 par value, $1,000 liquidation value, 25,000,000 shares authorized as of December 31, 2013 and     8,381            8,381 2012; 8,381 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2013 and 2012 Common stock, $1.00 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized as of December 31, 2013 and 2012; 10,437,630 shares issued and     10,438           10,488 outstanding as of December 31, 2013 and 10,488,060 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2012 Additional paid-in capital                 71,797           71,414 Accumulated deficit                        (1,758)          (3,660) Accumulated other comprehensive (loss)     (1,172)          924 income, net of tax Total shareholders' equity                 87,686           87,547 Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $679,896        $563,206                                                             See notes to consolidated financial statements.   XENITH BANKSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS FOR THE YEARS ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2013 AND 2012                                                                                                                         (in thousands, except per share data)      December 31, 2013 December 31, 2012 Interest income                                              Interest and fees on loans                 $24,074         $24,254 Interest on securities                     1,249            1,437 Interest on federal funds sold and         310              285 deposits in other banks Total interest income                      25,633           25,976 Interest expense                                             Interest on deposits                       2,148            2,656 Interest on time certificates of $100,000  964              919 and over Interest on federal funds purchased and    374              372 borrowed funds Total interest expense                     3,486            3,947 Net interest income                        22,147           22,029 Provision for loan and lease losses        1,486            1,819 Net interest income after provision for    20,661           20,210 loan and lease losses Noninterest income                                           Service charges on deposit accounts        442              304 Net gain (loss) on sale and write-down of other real estate owned and other          324              (11) collateral Gain on sales of securities                291              220 Increase in cash surrender value of bank   190              -- owned life insurance Other                                      449              230 Total noninterest income                   1,696            743 Noninterest expense                                          Compensation and benefits                  11,317           10,579 Occupancy                                  1,499            1,439 FDIC insurance                             409              326 Bank franchise taxes                       788              615 Technology                                 1,611            1,580 Communications                             258              272 Insurance                                  297              295 Professional fees                          1,083            1,187 Other real estate owned                    39               16 Amortization of intangible assets          365              365 Guaranteed student loan servicing          138              -- Other                                      1,502            1,470 Total noninterest expense                  19,306           18,144 Income before income tax                   3,051            2,809 Income tax expense (benefit)               1,065            (4,570) Net income                                 1,986            7,379 Preferred stock dividend                   (84)             (89) Net income available to common             $1,902          $7,290 shareholders Earnings per common share (basic and       $0.18           $0.70 diluted):                                                             See notes to consolidated financial statements.   CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (Unaudited) ($ in thousands, except per share data)                                                                                   PERFORMANCE RATIOS             Quarter Ended                                   Year Ended                               December   September June 30, March    December                                         31,        30,                31,      31,                               2013       2013      2013     2013     2012     2013     2012 Net interest margin (1)        3.50%      4.38%     3.90%    3.83%    4.18%    3.89%    4.47% Return on average assets (2)   0.16%      0.50%     0.39%    0.29%    0.24%    0.33%    1.42% Return on average common       1.34%      3.78%     2.77%    2.10%    1.68%    2.49%    9.89% equity (3) Efficiency ratio (4)           83%        74%       85%      82%      80%      81%      80% Net income                     $268     748      552     418     332     1,986   7,379 Earnings per common share      $0.02    0.07     0.05    0.04    0.03    0.18    0.70 (basic and diluted) ______________________________                                                     (1) Net interest margin is net interest income divided by average interest-earning assets. (2) Return on average assets is net income for the respective period (annualized for quarter periods) divided by average assets for the respective period. (3) Return on average equity is net income for the respective period (annualized for quarter periods) divided by average equity for the respective period. (4) Efficiency ratio is non-interest expenses divided by the sum of net interest income and non-interest income.                                                                                   ASSET QUALITY RATIOS           Quarter Ended                                                                          December   September June 30, March    December                                         31,        30,                31,      31,                               2013       2013      2013     2013     2012              Net charge-offs as a percentage of average loans    0.22%      0.15%     0.11%    0.04%    0.35%             held for investment Allowance for loan and lease losses (ALLL) as a percentage  0.99%      1.17%     1.23%    1.35%    1.27%             of total loans held for investment (1) ALLL plus remaining discounts (fair value adjustments) on acquired loans as a percentage 1.80%      2.34%     2.96%    3.31%    3.32%             of total loans held for investment (2) ALLL to nonaccrual loans (1)   138.78%    126.59%   100.08%  104.35%  96.16%            Nonperforming assets as a percentage of total loans held 0.75%      1.02%     1.29%    1.37%    1.39%             for investment Nonperforming assets as a      0.59%      0.73%     0.89%    0.89%    0.95%             percentage of total assets ______________________________                                                     (1) ALLL excludes discounts (fair value adjustments) on acquired loans. (2) Ratio is a non-GAAP financial measure calculated as the sum of ALLL and discounts (fair value adjustments) on acquired loans held for investment divided by the sum of total loans held for investment and discounts on loans.See discussion of non-GAAP financial measures below.                                                                                                                                                                     CAPITAL RATIOS                 Quarter Ended                                                                          December   September June 30, March    December                                         31,        30,                31,      31,                               2013       2013      2013     2013     2012              Tier 1 leverage ratio          10.52%     12.01%    12.39%   12.23%   12.90%            Tier 1 risk-based capital      13.35%     13.82%    13.69%   14.60%   15.39%            ratio Total risk-based capital ratio 14.42%     14.89%    14.71%   15.75%   16.52%            Book value per common share    $7.60    7.58     7.51    7.57    7.55             (1) Tangible book value per common $6.10    6.07     6.00    6.05    6.02             share (2) ______________________________                                                     (1) Book value per common share is total shareholders' equity less preferred stock divided by common shares outstanding at the end of the respective period. (2) Tangible book value per common share is a non-GAAP financial measure calculated as total shareholders' equity less the sum of preferred stock and goodwill and other intangible assets divided by common shares outstanding at the end of the respective period.See discussion of non-GAAP financial measures below.                                                                                                                                                                     AVERAGE BALANCES (1)           Quarter Ended                                   Year Ended                               December   September June 30, March    December                                         31,        30,                31,      31,                               2013       2013      2013     2013     2012     2013     2012 Total assets                   $685,687 597,476  570,991 577,050 558,133 608,070 519,330 Loans held for sale            $6,631   50,179   62,396  66,434  72,676  46,257  49,579 Loans held for investment, net of allowance for loan and      $478,985 402,703  372,746 369,688 351,335 406,321 332,507 lease losses Total deposits                 $574,171 485,511  460,288 466,018 447,829 496,763 413,808 Shareholders' equity           $88,322  87,598   88,153  87,907  87,623  87,995  83,010 ______________________________                                                     (1) Average balances are computed on a daily basis.                                                                                   END OF PERIOD BALANCES         Quarter Ended                                                                          December   September June 30, March    December                                         31,        30,                31,      31,                               2013       2013      2013     2013     2012              Total assets                   $679,896 606,260  578,931 579,853 563,206          Loans held for sale            $3,363   34,247   61,861  68,905  80,867           Loans held for investment, net of allowance for loan and      $533,137 432,269  393,591 372,052 379,006          lease losses Total deposits                 $569,198 495,821  464,676 468,798 453,231          Shareholders' equity           $87,686  87,700   87,138  87,772  87,547                                                                                             RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP                                                  FINANCIAL MEASURES                               Quarter Ended                                                                          December   September June 30, March    December                                         31,        30,                31,      31, ALLL + Discount / Gross Loans  2013       2013      2013     2013     2012              Allowance for loan and lease   $5,305   5,129    4,882   5,099   4,875            losses Add:Discounts (fair value     $4,442   5,237    7,134   7,631   8,133            adjustments) onacquired loans Total ALLL + discounts on      $9,747   10,366   12,016  12,730  13,008           acquired loans Gross loans held for investment + discounts (fair   $542,884 442,635  405,607 384,782 392,014          value adjustments) on acquired loans ALLL plus discounts (fair value adjustments) on acquired 1.80%      2.34%     2.96%    3.31%    3.32%             loans as a percentage of total loans held for investment                                                                                                                                                                     Tangible book value per common                                                     share Total shareholders' equity     $87,686  87,700   87,138  87,772  87,547           Deduct:Preferred stock        $8,381   8,381    8,381   8,381   8,381            Common shareholders' equity    $79,305  79,319   78,757  79,391  79,166           Deduct:Goodwill and other     $15,625  15,716   15,807  15,898  15,989           intangible assets Tangible common shareholders'  $63,680  63,603   62,950  63,493  63,177           equity Common shares outstanding      10,438    10,471   10,488  10,488  10,488           Tangible book value per common $6.10    6.07     6.00    6.05    6.02             share ______________________________                                                     Allowance for loan and lease losses (ALLL) plus discounts on acquired loans as a percentage of total loans held for investment and tangible book value per share are supplemental financial measures that are not required by, or presented in accordance with, U.S. GAAP.Management believes that ALLL plus discounts on acquired loans held for investment is meaningful because it is one of the measures we use to assess our asset quality.Management believes that tangible book value per common share is meaningful because it is one of            the measures we use to assess capital adequacy.Set forth above are reconciliations of each of these non-GAAP financial measures calculated and reported in accordance with GAAP.Book value is the same as shareholders' equity presented on our consolidated balance sheets.Our calculations of these non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to the calculation of similarly titled measures reported by other companies.  CONTACT: Thomas W. Osgood          Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer,          Chief Administrative Officer, and Treasurer          (804) 433-2209          tosgood@xenithbank.com  company logo