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First Capital, Inc. Reports Quarterly Earnings Increase

First Capital, Inc. Reports Quarterly Earnings Increase  CORYDON, Ind., April 25, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Capital, Inc. (Nasdaq:FCAP) (the "Company"), the holding company for First Harrison Bank (the "Bank"), today reported net income of $1.3 million or $0.47 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, compared to $1.2 million or $0.43 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. The increase in net income is primarily due to an increase in net interest income after provision for loan losses.  Net interest income after provision for loan losses increased $311,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 as compared to the same prior year period. Interest income decreased $74,000 when comparing the periods as the average tax-equivalent yield on interest-earning assets decreased from 4.48% for the three-month period ended March 31, 2013 to 4.44% for the same period in 2014 and the average balance of interest-earning assets decreased from $422.4 million to $420.3 million when comparing the same two periods.The decrease in the average balance was primarily due to decreases in investment securities and federal funds sold partially offset by an increase in loans receivable.Interest expense decreased $160,000 when comparing the periods as the average cost of interest-bearing liabilities decreased from 0.53% to 0.36% and the average balance of interest-bearing liabilities decreased from $343.8 million to $335.6 million, primarily due to a decrease in time deposits partially offset by increases in the average balance of savings accounts and interest-bearing demand deposits. As a result, the interest-rate spread increased from 3.95% for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 to 4.08% for the same period in 2014.The provision for loan losses decreased from $250,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 to $25,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 primarily due to a decrease in net charge-offs from $194,000 during the quarter ended March 31, 2013 to a net recovery of $65,000 during the same period in 2014.  Noninterest income decreased $183,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2014 as compared to the same period in 2013.Gains on the sale of loans and commission income decreased $116,000 and $41,000, respectively, when comparing the two periods.The decrease in the gains on the sale of loans is primarily due to the overall slowdown in mortgage activity in the Bank's primary lending market.  Noninterest expense decreased $23,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2014 as compared to the three months ended March 31, 2013, due primarily to a decrease in other operating expenses partially offset by an increase in compensation and benefits expense.Other operating expenses decreased $129,000 primarily due to reductions in costs associated with the maintenance and disposal of other real estate owned and losses on ATM and debit cards.During the quarter ended March 31, 2013, the card processing system of a local business was compromised.The Bank reimbursed all of its customers for any fraudulent charges as a result of the breach, which resulted in losses totaling $54,000 during the quarter.Compensation and benefits expense increased $84,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2014 as compared to the same period in 2013 primarily due to normal increases in salaries and employee benefits.  Total assets increased $4.5 million to $448.9 million at March 31, 2014 compared to $444.4 million at December 31, 2013.Total assets increased primarily due to an increase of $7.8 million in cash and cash equivalents.This increase was partially offset by decreases of $1.3 million and $1.1 million in net loans receivable and loans held for sale, respectively.Deposits increased $9.3 million to $383.1 million at March 31, 2014 which was partially offset by the repayment of $5.5 million of advances from the Federal Home Loan Bank during the quarter ended March 31, 2014.Nonperforming assets (consisting of nonaccrual loans, accruing loans 90 days or more past due, troubled debt restructurings on accrual status, and foreclosed real estate) decreased from $7.6 million at December 31, 2013 to $7.0 million at March 31, 2014.  At March 31, 2014, 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.You can also follow us now on Facebook.  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)                                                                                                                         Three Months Ended                                                         March 31, OPERATING DATA                                          2014      2013 (Dollars in thousands, except per share data)                                                                                      Total interest income                                   $4,502  $4,576 Total interest expense                                  298      458 Net interest income                                     4,204    4,118 Provision for loan losses                               25       250 Net interest income after provision for loan losses    4,179    3,868                                                                  Total non-interest income                               979      1,162 Total non-interest expense                              3,299    3,322 Income before income taxes                              1,859    1,708 Income tax expense                                      559      511 Net income                                              1,300    1,197 Less net income attributable to the noncontrolling      3        3 interest Net income attributable to First Capital, Inc.          $1,297  $1,194                                                                  Net income per share attributable to First Capital,               Inc.common shareholders: Basic                                                   $0.47   $0.43                                                                  Diluted                                                 $0.47   $0.43                                                                  Weighted average common shares outstanding:                       Basic                                                   2,784,088 2,784,997                                                                  Diluted                                                 2,784,088 2,784,997                                                                  OTHER FINANCIAL DATA                                                                                                               Cash dividends per share                                $0.21   $0.20 Return on average assets (annualized)                   1.16%     1.05% Return on average equity (annualized)                   9.60%     8.99% Net interest margin                                     4.15%     4.04% Interest rate spread                                    4.08%     3.95% Net overhead expense as a percentage of average assets  2.94%     2.92% (annualized)                                                                  BALANCE SHEET INFORMATION                               March 31, December 31,                                                         2014      2013 (Dollars in thousands)                                                                                                             Cash and cash equivalents                               $18,888 $11,136 Interest-bearing time deposits                          4,425    4,425 Investment securities                                   108,601  108,771 Gross loans                                             292,235  293,428 Allowance for loan losses                               5,011    4,922 Earning assets                                          414,156  407,211 Total assets                                            448,887  444,384 Deposits                                                383,088  373,830 FHLB debt                                               0        5,500 Repurchase agreements                                   8,832    9,310 Stockholders' equity, net of noncontrolling interest    54,528   53,227 Non-performing assets:                                            Nonaccrual loans                                        4,747    5,256 Accruing loans past due 90 days                         182      227 Foreclosed real estate                                  249      466 Troubled debt restructurings on accrual status          1,836    1,662 Regulatory capital ratios (Bank only):                            Tier I - adjusted total assets                          10.94%    10.89% Tier I - risk based                                     15.30%    14.86% Total risk-based                                        16.55%    16.11%  CONTACT: Chris Frederick          Chief Financial Officer          812-734-3464