Avidbank Holdings, Inc. Announces Record Levels of Loans, Deposits and Total Assets for the Year Ended December 31, 2013 Business Wire PALO ALTO, Calif. -- April 2, 2014 Avidbank Holdings, Inc. ("the Company") (OTCBB: AVBH), sole owner of Avidbank ("the Bank"), an independent full-service commercial bank serving businesses and consumers in Northern California, announced that record levels of loans, deposits and total assets were achieved in 2013. Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2013 Financial Highlights: Full Year 2013 *Net income was $2,508,000 for 2013, compared to $2,745,000 for 2012 *Diluted earnings per common share were $0.64 for 2013, compared to $0.91 for 2012 *Total assets grew by 20% over the past twelve months, ending the fourth quarter at $501 million *Total loans outstanding grew by 4%, ending the fourth quarter at $257 million *Total deposits grew by 20%, ending the fourth quarter at $450 million Fourth Quarter of 2013 *Net income was $635,000 for the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to $665,000 for the fourth quarter of 2012 *Diluted earnings per common share were $0.15 for the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to $0.22 for the fourth quarter of 2012 *The Bank continues to be well capitalized with a Tier 1 Leverage Ratio of 9.7% and a Total Risk Based Capital Ratio of 13.7% Mark D. Mordell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "The past year has been one of significant milestones which included the achievement of record levels of loans, deposits and total assets with liquidity at an all-time high. We completed a capital raise in June that netted $15 million and used those funds to repurchase the preferred stock and related warrants issued through the TARP Capital Purchase Program. In November our shareholders approved an increase in the number of common shares authorized for issuance which will provide us greater flexibility as we continue to execute our growth strategies which may include future acquisitions and other market opportunities. Our shareholders also approved an incentive compensation plan designed to align management and shareholder interests and maximize shareholder value. During the year we added eight relationship managers, business development officers and support staff to our lending team." "We are pleased to have recorded consistent earnings for the quarter ended December 31, 2013 even as our loans grew 16% on an annualized basis. We have made significant investments in our lending infrastructure with several key hires in 2013. We have tripled the size of our San Jose office and have significant plans for that market. Our credit quality remains strong with loan recoveries exceeding charge offs in 2013. Our core deposits are at an all-time high giving us significant capacity to lend and grow our franchise," noted Mr. Mordell. Results for the year ended December 31, 2013 Net interest income before provision for loan losses was $15.2 million in 2013, an increase of $34,000 or 0.2% over the prior year. Higher outstanding loan balances and reductions in the rates paid on deposits were offset by lower loan yields. Average earning assets were $418 million in 2013, a 15% increase over the prior year. Net interest margin was 3.63% for 2013, compared to 4.16% in 2012. The decline in net interest margin was primarily caused by a decline in loan yields due to the current interest rate environment and a change in the mix of earning assets due to a significant increase in liquid funds. A loan loss provision of $245,000 was recorded in 2013, while a $480,000 provision was recognized in 2012. We have experienced net recoveries of $63,000 in 2013 compared to net charge-offs of $376,000 in 2012. Non-accrual loans totaled $2.0 million or 0.8% of total loans on December 31, 2013 compared to $0.9 million or 0.4% of total loans for the previous year-end. "Our high credit standards have led to a low level of problem loans and to net recoveries in 2013 and resulted in a lower loan loss provision for the year," observed Mr. Mordell. Non-interest income, excluding gains on sales of securities, was $716,000 in 2013, an increase of $249,000 or 53% over 2012. The increase in non-interest income was due to an increase in service charges and other fee generation activities as well as an increase in earnings on bank owned life insurance. Gains on sales of securities were $748,000 in 2013 and $337,000 in 2012. Non-interest expense grew by $1.7 million or 16% in 2013 to $12.4 million compared to $10.7 million in 2012. This growth was due to investments in loan production personnel and facilities as we continue to expand our footprint and grow our loan portfolio. Results for the quarter ended December 31, 2013 For the three months ended December 31, 2013, net interest income before provision for loan losses was $3.7 million, a decrease of $306,000 or 8% compared to the fourth quarter of 2012. The drop in net interest income was primarily the result of a drop in loan yields. Average earning assets were $449 million in the fourth quarter of 2013, a 15% increase over the fourth quarter of the prior year. Net interest margin was 3.30% for the 2013 fourth quarter, compared to 4.03% for the fourth quarter of 2012. No loan loss provision was made in the fourth quarter of 2013 while a loan loss provision of $380,000 was made in the fourth quarter of 2012. Non-interest income, excluding gains on sales of securities, was $258,000 in the fourth quarter of 2013, an increase of $136,000 or 111% over the fourth quarter of 2012. The increase was due to the previously mentioned increases in service charges and other fee generation activities as well as an increase in earnings on bank owned life insurance. Non-interest expense grew by $259,000 in the fourth quarter of 2013 to $3.1 million compared to $2.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2012. This growth was due to investments in loan production personnel and facilities mentioned previously. About Avidbank Avidbank Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Palo Alto, California, offers innovative financial solutions and services. We specialize in the following markets: commercial & industrial, corporate finance, asset-based lending, real estate construction and commercial real estate lending, and real estate bridge financing. Avidbank advances the success of our clients by providing them with financial opportunities and serving them as we wish to be served – with mutual effort, ingenuity and trust – creating long-term banking relationships. Forward-Looking Statement: This news release contains statements that are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about Avidbank's business based, in part, on assumptions made by management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including those described above and the following: Avidbank's timely implementation of new products and services, technological changes, changes in consumer spending and savings habits and other risks discussed from time to time in Avidbank's reports and filings with banking regulatory agencies. In addition, such statements could be affected by general industry and market conditions and growth rates, and general domestic and international economic conditions. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and Avidbank does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release. Avidbank Holdings, Inc. Balance Sheet ($000, except share and per share amounts) (Unaudited) Assets 12/31/2013 9/30/2013 12/31/2012 Cash and due from banks $ 16,905 $ 22,113 $ 21,493 Fed funds sold 151,940 134,965 85,510 Total cash and cash 168,845 157,078 107,003 equivalents Investment securities - 58,983 66,147 55,343 available for sale Loans, net of deferred 257,434 244,501 247,269 loan fees Allowance for loan (4,788 ) (4,754 ) (4,480 ) losses Loans, net of allowance 252,646 239,747 242,789 for loan losses Bank owned life 11,607 11,517 3,420 insurance Premises and equipment, 1,175 1,171 1,291 net Accrued interest receivable & other 7,420 7,574 5,875 assets Total assets $ 500,676 $ 483,234 $ 415,721 Liabilities Non-interest-bearing $ 158,364 $ 161,517 $ 105,518 demand deposits Interest bearing 18,991 15,226 17,293 transaction accounts Money market and savings 222,324 198,731 185,663 accounts Time deposits 50,625 58,081 66,520 Total deposits 450,304 433,555 374,994 Other liabilities 2,340 2,312 2,864 Total liabilities 452,644 435,867 377,858 Shareholders' equity Preferred stock - - 5,952 Common stock/additional 44,531 44,417 29,556 paid-in capital Retained earnings 3,469 2,834 1,171 Accumulated other 32 116 1,184 comprehensive income Total shareholders' 48,032 47,367 37,863 equity Total liabilities and $ 500,676 $ 483,234 $ 415,721 shareholders' equity Bank Capital ratios Tier 1 leverage ratio 9.66 % 10.22 % 8.86 % Tier 1 risk-based 12.45 % 12.76 % 10.75 % capital ratio Total risk-based capital 13.70 % 14.01 % 12.00 % ratio Book value per common $ 11.21 $ 11.06 $ 12.20 share Total shares outstanding 4,283,494 4,281,482 2,614,655 Avidbank Holdings, Inc. Condensed Statements of Operations ($000, except share and per share amounts) (Unaudited) Quarter Ended Year Ended 12/31/2013 12/31/2012 12/31/2013 12/31/2012 Interest and fees on $ 3,485 $ 3,836 $ 14,498 $ 14,787 loans Interest on investment 408 505 1,605 2,081 securities Other interest 85 52 268 142 income Total interest 3,978 4,393 16,371 17,010 income Interest 280 389 1,167 1,840 expense Net interest 3,698 4,004 15,204 15,170 income Provision for loan - 380 245 480 losses Net interest income after provision 3,698 3,624 14,959 14,690 for loan losses Service charges, 258 122 716 467 fees and other income Gain on sale of - 337 748 337 investment securities Total non-interest 258 459 1,464 804 income Compensation and benefit 1,813 1,656 7,339 6,289 expenses Occupancy and 493 480 2,241 1,882 equipment expenses Other operating 811 722 2,795 2,520 expenses Total non-interest 3,117 2,858 12,375 10,691 expense Income before 839 1,225 4,048 4,803 income taxes Provision for income 204 560 1,540 2,058 taxes Net income $ 635 $ 665 $ 2,508 $ 2,745 Preferred dividends & - 86 210 345 warrant amortization Net income applicable $ 635 $ 579 $ 2,298 $ 2,400 to common shareholders Basic earnings per $ 0.15 $ 0.22 $ 0.66 $ 0.92 share Diluted earnings per $ 0.15 $ 0.22 $ 0.64 $ 0.91 share Average shares 4,283,109 2,614,318 3,474,788 2,610,998 outstanding Average fully 4,344,871 2,614,655 3,565,490 2,630,084 diluted shares Annualized returns: Return on average 0.52 % 0.64 % 0.57 % 0.72 % assets Return on average 5.29 % 8.34 % 6.23 % 9.05 % common equity Net interest 3.30 % 4.03 % 3.63 % 4.16 % margin Cost of 0.26 % 0.41 % 0.30 % 0.54 % funds Efficiency 78.8 % 64.0 % 74.2 % 66.9 % ratio Contact: Avidbank Holdings, Inc. Steve Leen, 650-843-2204 Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer firstname.lastname@example.org avidbank.com
Avidbank Holdings, Inc. Announces Record Levels of Loans, Deposits and Total Assets for the Year Ended December 31, 2013
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