Community National Bank Announces Earnings For First Quarter Of 2014

     Community National Bank Announces Earnings For First Quarter Of 2014  PR Newswire  MELVILLE, N.Y., April 16, 2014  MELVILLE, N.Y., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Community National Bank (OTC: CBNY) today announced first quarter results for 2014. Highlights for the quarter include:    oNet income of $1.1 million or $0.17 per share for the first quarter of     2014 compared to net income of $943 thousand or $0.14 per share for the     same period in 2013.   oNet interest income increased 23% or $1.4 million to $7.6 million for the     quarter ended March 31, 2014 compared to $6.2 million for the quarter     ended March 31, 2013.   oReturn on average assets and equity of 0.54% and 6.08%, respectively, for     the quarter ended March 31, 2014 compared to 0.55% and 5.24%,     respectively, for the quarter ended March 31, 2013.   oCommercial loans grew $96.6 million or 26% to $471.4 million at March 31,     2014 when compared to March 31, 2013.   oDeposits increased $120.4 million or 20% to $708.4 million at March 31,     2014 compared to $588.0 million at March 31, 2013.   oDemand deposits grew $36.3 million or 22% to $198.3 million at March 31,     2014 compared to $162.0 million at March 31, 2013.  Earnings and Net Interest Income  Net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 was $1.1 million or $0.17 basic earnings per share compared to net income of $943 thousand or $0.14 basic earnings per share for the same period in 2013, an increase of $162 thousand or 17%. The increase in net income was due to higher net interest income, which resulted from substantial loan growth, increased fees from service charges and gains from the sale of SBA loans.  For the quarter ended March 31, 2014, net interest income increased $1.4 million or 23% to $7.6 million compared to $6.2 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. The net interest margin also increased during this same period by 3 basis points to 3.84% from 3.81% for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. The increase in net interest income and margin was primarily due to (1) growth in the commercial and residential loan portfolios; (2) an increase in non-interest bearing demand deposits; (3) a 13 basis point decline in the yield on interest bearing liabilities; and (4) additional commercial loan interest income of $385 thousand from loan prepayment penalties during the first quarter of 2014.  Non-Interest Income  Non-interest income increased $385 thousand or 44% to $1.2 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 compared to $875 thousand for the prior year period. The increase in non-interest income was attributable to higher gains from the sale of SBA loans and increased fees from service charges.  Non-Interest Expense  Non-interest expense increased $1.1 million or 23% to $6.1 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 compared to $5.0 million for the same period in 2013. The increase was attributable to higher compensation and occupancy costs associated with (1) our new Hewlett branch location, which opened in September 2013; (2) the addition of a new Senior Credit Officer and other personnel in loan administration and bank operations; and (3) increased depreciation expense for our new corporate headquarters and Hewlett Branch. Other expenses increased approximately $300 thousand or 28% to $1.4 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 compared to $1.1 million during the same period in 2013. The increase was attributable to increased data and item processing volume, consulting fees for regulatory compliance and legal fees associated with loan collections and general corporate matters.  Balance Sheet  Total assets grew to $833.0 million at March 31, 2014, an increase of $127.5 million or 18% when compared to total assets of $705.5 million at March 31, 2013. Total loans increased $127.7 million or 24% to $670.3 million at March 31, 2014 when compared to March 31, 2013. The commercial loan portfolio increased $96.6 million or 26% when compared to March 31, 2013, and the residential loan portfolio increased $31.1 million or 19% when compared to March 31, 2013. Loans were funded by deposit growth from our new Hewlett branch location and increased business demand deposits and municipal deposits.  Total deposits increased $120.4 million or 20% to $708.4 million at March 31, 2014 from $588.0 million at March 31, 2013. Demand deposits grew $36.3 million or 22% to $198.3 million at March 31, 2014 when compared to March 31, 2013. The increase was due primarily to additional commercial business relationships. Demand deposits represented 28% of total deposits at March 31, 2014. NOW, savings and money market deposits increased $69.1 million or 27% to $323.5 million at March 31, 2014 from $254.4 million at March 31, 2013. A significant portion of this growth was from new municipal deposit relationships.  Asset Quality & Capital  Non-performing loans, consisting of loans past due 90 days or more, was $1.3 million or 0.20% of total loans at March 31, 2014 compared to $1.0 million or 0.19% of total loans at March 31, 2013. The Bank recorded $0.9 million in provision for loan losses during the first quarter of 2014 compared to $0.6 million for the first quarter of 2013. The higher provision charge was mostly attributable to one commercial and industrial loan being adversely classified during the first quarter of 2014. Payments on this loan are current, and management continues to closely monitor the relationship. The Bank did not own any foreclosed properties at March 31, 2014 and 2013, respectively.  The allowance for loan losses was $10.3 million or 1.54% of total loans at March 31, 2014, an increase of $3.1 million from $7.2 million or 1.33% of total loans at March 31, 2013.  The Bank continues to have significant capital strength with Tier 1 leverage, Tier 1 risk-based and total risk-based capital ratios of 9.13%, 12.04% and 13.29%, respectively, at March 31, 2014.  Further information about the financial condition and performance of Community National Bank is available from its Call Reports filed by the Bank with the FDIC and available on the FDIC website at: www.fdic.gov. The Bank expects to file its March 31, 2014 Call Report on or around April 30, 2014.  ABOUT COMMUNITY NATIONAL BANK Community National Bank is a Long Island based independent commercial bank and operates eleven locations in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Manhattan Counties. We offer a full range of modern financial services, backed by state-of-the-art technology. In addition to commercial loans, commercial mortgages, small business loans and lines of credit and residential mortgages, CNB also provides a complete selection of traditional personal and commercial deposit products such as no fee individual and business checking accounts, IRA accounts and statement savings.  Cautionary Statement about Forward-Looking Statements  This release contains certain "forward looking statements" about CNB which, to the extent applicable, are intended to be covered by the safe harbor for forward looking statements provided under the Federal securities laws and, regardless of such coverage, you are cautioned about. Examples of forward-looking statements include but are not limited to, CNB's financial condition, capital ratios, results of operations and outlook. Forward-looking statements are not historical facts. Such statements may be identified by the use of such words as "may," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "plan," "continue," or similar terminology. These statements relate to future events or our future financial performance and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we caution you not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Factors which may cause our forward looking statements to be materially inaccurate include, but are not limited to, a unexpected deterioration in our loan portfolio, unexpected increases in our expenses, greater than anticipated growth, unanticipated regulatory action, unexpected changes in interest rates, a loss of key personnel, an unanticipated loss of existing customers, competition from other institutions causing us unanticipated changes in our deposit or loan rates, increases in FDIC insurance costs and unanticipated adverse changes in our customers' economic conditions or economic conditions in our local area generally. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release We do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.    COMMUNITY NATIONAL BANK  STATEMENTS OF INCOME  (Unaudited)                                             For The Three Months Ended                                             March 31,  December 31, March 31,                                             2014       2013         2013 Interest Income: Commercial Loans                            $6,190,101 $5,672,443   $4,933,693 Residential and Consumer Loans              1,743,561  1,738,300    1,647,870 Securities                                  632,347    609,843      541,085 Money Market Investments                    4,067      20,428       9,715  Total Interest Income                    8,570,076  8,041,014    7,132,363 Interest Expense: NOW, Savings & Money Market                 295,813    328,531      204,820 Certificates of Deposit                     565,524    608,736      577,432 Borrowed Funds                              86,393     75,860       133,008  Total Interest Expense                   947,730    1,013,127    915,260  Net Interest Income                   7,622,346  7,027,887    6,217,103 Provision For Loan Losses                   975,000    373,000      620,000 Net Interest Income After Provision for     6,647,346  6,654,887    5,597,103 Loan Losses Non-Interest Income: Service Charges                             324,075    331,778      246,820 Servicing Income & Loan Fees                101,375    167,308      94,523 Gain on Sale of Investments                 20,432     -            29,439 Gain on Sale of Loans                       673,026    26,237       346,460 BOLI Income                                 141,925    151,206      158,119  Total Non-Interest Income                1,260,833  676,529      875,361 Non-Interest Expense: Compensation and Benefits                   3,142,452  2,836,429    2,548,069 Occupancy and Equipment                     1,521,403  1,388,281    1,302,557 Advertising                                 51,043     49,321       41,263 Other Expenses                              1,380,646  1,499,655    1,073,984  Total Non-Interest Expense               6,095,544  5,773,686    4,965,873 Income Before Income Taxes                  1,812,635  1,557,730    1,506,591 Provision For Income Taxes                  708,000    596,387      564,002  Net Income                            $1,104,635 $961,343     $942,589 Earnings Per Share:  Basic                                    $0.17      $0.14        $0.14  Diluted                                  $0.16      $0.14        $0.14  Weighted Average Shares Outstanding -    6,673,181  6,673,181    6,673,181 Basic  Weighted Average Shares Outstanding -    6,813,748  6,796,064    6,745,079 Diluted      COMMUNITY NATIONAL BANK  STATEMENTS OF CONDITION  (Unaudited)                                         March 31,    December 31, March 31, Assets:                                 2014         2013         2013 Cash and Due From Banks                 $4,819,820   $8,783,780   $8,223,778 Money Market Investments                15,953,371   2,102,723    15,708,308 Securities - Available-for-Sale         98,770,601   100,894,759  104,853,026 Securities – Held-to-Maturity           5,824,335    6,053,339    - Restricted Stock                        4,899,450    5,408,850    4,603,950  Total Securities                     109,494,386  112,356,948  109,456,976 Commercial Loans                        471,362,962  464,037,616  374,772,120 Residential & Consumer Loans            198,968,236  197,350,345  167,837,569 Gross Loans Held-For-Investment         670,331,198  661,387,961  542,609,689 Less: Allowance For Loans Losses       (10,355,770) (9,383,788)  (7,227,875)  Net Loans Held-For-Investment        659,975,428  652,004,173  535,381,814 Premises and Equipment, net             10,845,303   11,116,968   8,614,816 Bank Owned Life Insurance ("BOLI")      20,241,485   20,099,560   19,651,976 Other Assets                            11,732,819   12,118,062   8,505,838  Total Assets                         $833,062,612 $818,582,214 $705,543,506 Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity: Deposits: Demand                                  $198,252,200 $177,107,547 $161,971,063 NOW, Savings & Money Market             323,544,027  316,807,903  254,477,223 Certificates of Deposit                 186,568,373  193,134,562  171,504,040  Total Deposits                       708,364,600  687,050,012  587,952,326 FHLB Advances                           43,601,230   54,921,135   40,462,894 Accrued Expenses and Other Liabilities  7,773,533    4,985,420    4,731,800  Total Liabilities                    759,739,363  746,956,567  633,147,020 Stockholders' Equity: Common Stock, par value $5.00; authorized 10,000,000 shares; issued 6,673,181    33,365,905   33,365,905   33,365,905 shares Additional Paid-in-Capital              34,428,937   34,362,152   34,164,118 Retained Earnings                       7,511,576    6,406,941    4,397,881 Unrealized (Loss)/Gain on Securities    (1,983,169)  (2,509,351)  468,582  Total Stockholders' Equity        73,323,249   71,625,647   72,396,486  Total Liabilities and             $833,062,612 $818,582,214 $705,543,506 Stockholders' Equity      COMMUNITY NATIONAL BANK  SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA AND BALANCE SHEET COMPONENTS  (Unaudited) SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA:                      For The Three Months Ended                                               March 31, December 31, March 31, Per Share:                                    2014      2013         2013 Net Income - Basic                            $0.17     $0.14        $0.14 Average Shares Outstanding - Basic            6,673,181 6,673,181    6,673,181 Net Income - Diluted                          $0.16     $0.14        $0.14 Average Shares Outstanding - Diluted          6,813,748 6,796,064    6,745,079 Tangible Book Value                           $10.99    $10.73       $10.85 Performance: Return on Average Total Assets                0.54%     0.47%        0.55% Return on Average Equity                      6.08%     5.35%        5.24% Efficiency Ratio                              68.62%    74.94%       70.02% Yield on Average Earning Assets               4.32%     4.16%        4.38% Yield on Average Interest Bearing Liabilities 0.68%     0.74%        0.81% Cost of Deposits                              0.49%     0.53%        0.54% Net Interest Spread                           3.64%     3.42%        3.57% Net Interest Margin                           3.84%     3.63%        3.81%                                               March 31, December 31, March 31, Capital Ratios:                               2014      2013         2013 Tangible Common Equity                        8.80%     8.75%        10.26% Leverage                                      9.13%     9.12%        10.42% Tier 1                                        12.04%    11.91%       13.77% Total Risk Based                              13.29%    13.16%       15.02% Asset Quality: Allowance for Loan Losses to Total Loans      1.54%     1.42%        1.33% Allowance for Loan Losses to Non-Performing   791%      800%         706% Loans Non-performing Loans to Total Loans           0.20%     0.18%        0.19% Non-performing Assets to Total Assets         0.16%     0.14%        0.15% Annualized Quarterly Net Charge-offs to       0.00%     -0.04%       0.00% Average Loans    SOURCE Community National Bank  Contact: Jay McConie, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, (516) 498-9111 Ext 1139