Parke Bancorp, Inc. Announces a 26.2% Increase in Second Quarter Earnings

  Parke Bancorp, Inc. Announces a 26.2% Increase in Second Quarter Earnings  PR Newswire  WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J., July 23, 2014  WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Parke Bancorp, Inc. ("Parke Bancorp") (NASDAQ: PKBK), the parent company of Parke Bank, announced its operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.  Parke Bancorp reported net income available to common shareholders of $2.19 million, or $0.31 per diluted common share for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, compared to $1.73 million, or $0.29 per diluted common share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2013, an increase of 26.2%. Net income available to common shareholders year-to-date was $4.21 million or $0.70 per diluted common share, compared to $3.62 million, or $0.61 per diluted common share, for the six months ended June 30, 2013, an increase in net income of 16.5%.  The following is a recap of significant items that impacted the second quarter of 2014 compared to the same quarter last year: a $850,000 increase in net interest income, primarily attributable to higher loan volume and lower deposit rates; a $180,000 increase in other fee income, primarily related to the collection of loan prepayment fees; a $845,000 increase in OREO expense which included a $500,000 loss reserve; a $101,000 decrease in professional fees; and a $122,000 decrease in other operating expenses, related to impaired loan expenses such as real estate taxes and insurance.  At June 30, 2014, Parke Bancorp's total assets increased to $819.26 million from $794.94 million at December 31, 2013, an increase of $24.32 million, or 3.1%, primarily due to an increase in cash and cash equivalents.  Parke Bancorp's total loans increased to $658.40 million at June 30, 2014 from $654.54 million at December 31, 2013, an increase of $3.86 million or 0.6%.  At June 30, 2014, Parke Bancorp had $33.15 million in nonperforming loans representing 5.0% of total loans, a decrease from $35.95 million at December 31, 2013. OREO at June 30, 2014 was $24.16 million, compared to $28.91 million at December 31, 2013. OREO consisted of 23 properties, the largest being a condominium development in Absecon, NJ, recorded at $10.12 million. An additional reserve of $500,000 was established against this property during the quarter. During the six months ended June 30, 2014, the Company disposed of 14 properties totaling $5.87 million, recognizing a gain of $250,000. Nonperforming assets (consisting of nonperforming loans and OREO) represented 7.0% of total assets at June 30, 2014 as compared to 8.2% of total assets at December 31, 2013. Loans past due 30 to 89 days were $1.66 million at June 30, 2014, a decrease of $1.00 million from the previous quarter end.  At June 30, 2014, Parke Bancorp's allowance for loan losses was $17.46 million, as compared to $18.56 million at December 31, 2013. The ratio of allowance for loan losses to total loans was 2.7% at June 30, 2014 compared to 2.8% at December 31, 2013. The decrease is due to continuing improvements in the credit quality of the loan portfolio. The ratio of allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans improved to 52.7% at June 30, 2014, compared to 51.6% at December 31, 2013.  Parke Bancorp's total investment securities portfolio decreased to $32.53 million at June 30, 2014 from $37.80 million at December 31, 2013, a decrease of $5.27 million or 13.9%. The decrease was primarily due to the sale of three TruPS collateralized debt investment securities.  At June 30, 2014, Parke Bancorp's total deposits were $648.78 million, up from $626.80 million at December 31, 2013, an increase of $21.98 million or 3.5%.  Parke Bancorp's total borrowings decreased to $64.10 million at June 30, 2014 from $68.68 million at December 31, 2013, a decrease of $4.58 million or 6.7%.  Total shareholders' equity increased to $98.04 million at June 30, 2014 from $93.72 million at December 31, 2013, an increase of $4.32 million or 4.6%, due to the retention of earnings.  Vito S. Pantilione, President and Chief Executive Officer of Parke Bancorp and Parke Bank, provided the following statement:  "We generated strong core earnings in the second quarter, with a 26.2% increase while we remain committed to reducing our NPAs and delinquencies. The financial performance and strength of our Company continues to improve, with our capital position being close to three times the regulatory requirement of a well-capitalized bank. Enhancing shareholder value is a focal point of our Company and we are very proud that starting July 31, 2014, we will commence paying a five cents per share quarterly cash dividend. Parke Bank is well positioned to take advantage of opportunities in an improving economy and banking environment. The hiring of additional staff for our lending team has enabled us to expand our lending footprint, which will support the growth of our loan portfolio. We still have work to do on reducing our troubled assets and the expenses associated with those assets, but we are headed in the right direction."  Parke Bancorp, Inc. was incorporated in January 2005, while Parke Bank commenced operations in January 1999. Parke Bancorp and Parke Bank maintain their principal offices at 601 Delsea Drive, Washington Township, New Jersey. Parke Bank conducts business through a branch office in Northfield, New Jersey, two branch offices in Washington Township, New Jersey, a branch office in Galloway Township, New Jersey and a branch in center city Philadelphia. Parke Bank is a full service commercial bank, with an emphasis on providing personal and business financial services to individuals and small-sized businesses primarily in Gloucester, Atlantic and Cape May counties in New Jersey and Philadelphia and surrounding counties in Pennsylvania. Parke Bank's deposits are insured up to the maximum legal amount by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Parke Bancorp's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol "PKBK".  This release may contain forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which may cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors including but not limited to: our ability to continue to generate strong net interest income; continue to reduce our NPAs and delinquencies and the expenses associated with them; take advantage of opportunities in the improving economy and banking environment; our ability to continue to pay a dividend in the future and our ability to continue to grow our loan portfolio, therefore, readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Parke Bancorp, Inc. does not undertake, and specifically disclaims, any obligations to publicly release the results of any revisions that may be made to any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such circumstance.    Statements of Condition Data                               June 30   December 31,                                                      % Change                               2014      2013                               (in thousands) Total Assets                  $ 819,260 $   794,943  3.1% Cash and cash equivalents     69,748    45,661       52.8% Investment securities         32,528    37,798       -13.9% Loans, net of unearned income 658,395   654,541      0.6% Deposits                      648,783   626,798      3.5% Borrowings                    64,095    68,683       -6.7% Total shareholders' equity    98,038    93,716       4.6%    Operating Ratios                          Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30,                          2014         2013           2014         2013 Return on average assets 1.23%        1.07%          1.21%        1.10% Return on average common 11.24%       9.94%          11.16%       10.50% equity Interest rate spread     4.28%        4.14%          4.31%        4.17% Net interest margin      4.38%        4.25%          4.41%        4.28% Efficiency ratio         48.96%       48.06%         49.25%       46.42% Asset Quality Data                          June 30,     December 31,                           2014        2013                          (in thousands) Allowance for loan       $   17,459   $    18,560 losses Allowance for loan           2.65%         2.84% losses to total loans Non-accrual loans        $   33,150   $    35,954 OREO                     $   24,156   $    28,910    Statements of Income Data                          Three Months Ended June 30,  Six Months Ended June 30                          2014          2013           2014          2013                          (in thousands) Interest and dividend    $    9,736    $      8,977   $     19,343  $   18,267 income Interest expense         1,402         1,493          2,800         3,090 Net interest income      8,334         7,484          16,543        15,177 Provision for loan       1,000         1,000          2,000         2,000 losses Net interest income after provision for loan 7,334         6,484          14,543        13,177 losses Non-interest income      1,659         1,311          2,617         1,960 Non-interest expense     4,894         4,227          9,437         7,955 Income before income     4,099         3,568          7,723         7,182 taxes Provision for income     1,264         1,275          2,426         2,645 taxes Net income attributable to Company and           2,835         2,293          5,297         4,537 noncontrolling (minority) interests Net income attributable to noncontrolling        (349)         (305)          (486)         (412) (minority) interests Net income attributable  2,486         1,988          4,811         4,125 to Company Preferred stock dividend 300           256            600           510 and discount Net income available to  2,186         1,732          4,211         3,615 common shareholders Basic income per common  0.36          0.29           0.70          0.61 share Diluted income per       0.31          0.29           0.61          0.61 common share Weighted shares - basic  5,991,859     5,962,623      5,990,309     5,944,915 Weighted shares -        7,930,518     5,963,606      7,923,201     5,944,915 diluted    SOURCE Parke Bancorp, Inc.  Website: http://www.parkebank.com Contact: Vito S. Pantilione, President and CEO or John F. Hawkins, Senior Vice President and CFO (856) 256-2500  
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