Community National Bank Announces Earnings for Third Quarter of 2012

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Community National Bank Announces Earnings for Third Quarter of 2012

GREAT NECK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Community National Bank (SYMBOL: CBNY.OB) today announced third quarter results for 2012. Highlights for the quarter include:

  • Net income of $960 thousand or $0.14 per share for the third quarter of 2012 compared to net income of $611 thousand or $0.09 per share for the same period in 2011.
  • Net interest income increased 23% or $1.0 million to $5.3 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 compared to $4.3 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2011.
  • Net interest margin declined five basis points to 3.56% for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 from 3.61% for the same period in 2011.
  • Commercial loans grew $76.3 million or 34% to $299.6 million at September 30, 2012 when compared to September 30, 2011.
  • Deposits increased 35% or $141.6 million to $542.3 million at September 30, 2012 compared to $400.7 million at September 30, 2011.
  • Demand deposits increased $48.5 million or 55% from September 30, 2011 to $136.4 million at September 30, 2012.
  • Received regulatory approval to open our eleventh branch, which will be located in Hewlett, Long Island.
  • Continued strong asset quality with non-performing assets to total assets of 0.31%, which is well below peer group average.
  • Significant capital strength with Tier 1 leverage, Tier 1 risk-based and total risk-based capital ratios of 10.70%, 15.28% and 16.53%, respectively, at September 30, 2012.
  • Return on average assets and equity of 0.60% and 5.46%, respectively, for the quarter ended September 30, 2012.

Stuart Lubow, Chairman, President, and CEO of Community National Bank, stated, "The Bank continues to execute its strategy of building commercial loan and demand deposit relationships. Our commercial loan portfolio reached the $300 million plateau and core demand deposits were $136 million or 25% of total deposits at September 30, 2012. We recently received regulatory approval to open our eleventh branch location in Hewlett. This branch should open in the second half of 2013. Our asset quality remains strong as evidenced by a non-performing loan to total loan ratio of 0.31% at September 30, 2012. While we are satisfied with our recent accomplishments, we believe the recent announcement by the Federal Reserve Bank for unlimited quantitative easing and guidance that they intend to keep interest rates low until 2015, coupled with the uncertain political and economic climate could result in further yield compression on interest earning assets and margins in the future."


Earnings and Net Interest Income

Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 was $960 thousand or $0.14 basic earnings per share compared to net income of $610 thousand or $0.10 basic earnings per share for the same period in 2011, an increase of $349 thousand or 57%. Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 was $2.2 million or $0.32 basic earnings per share compared to net income of $1.9 million or $0.28 basic earnings per share for the same period in 2011, an increase of $290 thousand or 16%.

The increase in net income for both the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2012 was attributable to higher net interest income and lower provisions for loan losses, which were partially offset by increased expenses associated with branch expansion and the hiring of additional commercial lenders.

On a linked quarter basis, net income for the third quarter of 2012 increased $288 thousand or 42% when compared to the second quarter of 2012 due primarily to an increase in net interest income and gains from the sale of SBA loans and investments, which were partially offset by expenses associated with the opening of our Manhattan branch location.

Net interest income for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 increased $1.0 million or 23% to $5.3 million compared to $4.3 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2011. The net interest margin decreased by five basis points to 3.56% for the third quarter of 2012 compared to 3.61% for the same period in 2011. Net interest income for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 increased $2.9 million or 23% to $15.3 million compared to $12.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011. The net interest margin increased during these corresponding periods by six basis points to 3.60% for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 from 3.54% for the prior year period.

The increase in net interest income for both the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2012 was primarily due to (1) growth in our commercial and residential loan portfolios; (2) higher non-interest bearing demand deposits; and (3) a continued decline in overall cost of funds on deposits. The decrease in net interest margin for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 when compared to the prior year's quarter primarily resulted from yields on loans and mortgage backed securities being under pressure from increased prepayments, loan refinancing activity and competition.

Non-Interest Income

Non-interest income increased approximately $244 thousand or 24% to $1.3 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 compared to $1.0 million for the prior year's quarter. Non-interest income for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 decreased $0.9 million or 25% to $2.8 million compared to $3.7 million for the same period in 2011. The increase in non-interest income for the quarter was due primarily to higher income across all categories, especially gains on the sale of SBA loans and investments. Despite the increase for the quarter, non-interest income was down for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 when compared to the corresponding period last year due primarily from a decline in gains on the sale of SBA loans. The lower gains from the sale of SBA loans were partially offset by higher non-interest income in all other categories for the nine months ended September 30, 2012.

Non-Interest Expense

Non-interest expense increased $841 thousand or 22% to $4.6 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2012 from $3.8 million for the same period in 2011. The increase was primarily attributable to higher compensation associated with the opening of our Manhattan branch location, the hiring of our New York City commercial lending team, support staff, and a Director of Municipal Banking and higher occupancy costs associated with the opening of the Melville and New York City branch locations.

Balance Sheet and Asset Quality

Total assets grew to $643.9 million at September 30, 2012, a 28% increase over total assets of $502.2 million at September 30, 2011. Total loans increased $86.3 million or 23% to $458.4 million at September 30, 2012 when compared to September 30, 2011. The commercial loan portfolio increased $76.3 million or 34% when compared to September 30, 2011. The residential loan portfolio increased $10 million or 6.7% when compared to September 30, 2011. The growth in the loan portfolio was funded by deposits from our new branch locations and municipal relationships as well as the continued development of core banking relationships, which were evident by the $48 million or 55% increase in demand deposits since September 30, 2011.

Our asset quality remains strong and a core focus during these challenging economic times. Non-performing loans, including loans past due 90 days or more, decreased $0.1 million or 7% to $1.5 million or 0.32% of total loans at September 30, 2012 from $1.6 million or 0.42% of total loans at September 30, 2011.

The Bank had $475 thousand in provision for loan losses for the third quarter of 2012, a decrease of $135 thousand or 22% when compared to the prior year quarter. The allowance for loan losses was $5.9 million or 1.29% of total loans at September 30, 2012, an increase of approximately $1.6 million or 36% from $4.3 million or 1.16% of total loans at September 30, 2011. The increase in the allowance for loan losses was due to general valuation reserves associated with the significant loan growth throughout the period.

The Bank had one property classified as other real estate owned, which totaled $0.5 million at September 30, 2012.

Deposits

Total deposits increased $141.7 million or 35% to $542.4 million at September 30, 2012 compared to $400.7 million at September 30, 2011. Demand deposits grew $48.4 million or 55% to $136.4 million at September 30, 2012 when compared to September 30, 2011.

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: http://www2.fdic.gov/idasp/main_bankfind.asp. The Bank expects to file its September 30, 2012 Call Report on or around October 30, 2012.

ABOUT COMMUNITY NATIONAL BANK

Community National Bank is a Long Island based independent commercial bank and operates ten locations in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Manhattan County. 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  For The Nine Months Ended
September 30,  September 30,September 30,  September 30,
2012  2011  2012  2011
Interest Income:
Commercial Loans$4,198,087$3,224,839$11,923,062$9,148,301
Residential and Consumer Loans1,631,2101,766,3924,900,1445,055,137
Securities587,751576,0971,799,2261,947,580
Money Market Investments11,183  18,762  28,478  24,522
Total Interest Income6,428,231  5,586,090  18,650,910  16,175,540
 
Interest Expense:
NOW, Savings & Money Market234,914146,285673,883422,976
Certificates of Deposit707,539933,2132,272,2972,851,475
Borrowed Funds138,624  159,332  444,347  543,646
Total Interest Expense1,081,077  1,238,830  3,390,527  3,818,097
Net Interest Income5,347,1544,347,26015,260,38312,357,443
Provision For Loan Losses475,000  610,000  1,393,000  1,843,000
Net Interest Income After Provision for Loan Losses4,872,154  3,737,260  13,867,383  10,514,443
 
Non-Interest Income:
Service Charges140,704112,896441,160351,823
Loan Fees & Servicing Income136,06770,620309,030251,815
Gain on Sale of Investments141,21799,447273,793130,829
Gain on Sale of Loans656,256565,4061,219,1892,502,973
BOLI Income177,812  159,713  525,108  451,930
Total Non-Interest Income1,252,056  1,008,082  2,768,280  3,689,370
 
Non-Interest Expense:
Compensation and Benefits2,355,6251,821,2396,772,3305,473,629
Occupancy and Equipment1,168,866984,1763,379,1792,870,420
Advertising59,40935,222158,794124,766
Other Expenses1,039,594  941,942  2,978,496  2,793,756
Total Non-Interest Expense4,623,494  3,782,579  13,288,799  11,262,571
Income Before Income Taxes1,500,716962,7633,346,8642,941,242
Provision For Income Taxes541,050  351,800  1,188,004  1,072,600
Net Income$959,666  $610,963  $2,158,860  $1,868,642
 
Earnings Per Share:
Basic$0.14$0.09$0.32$0.28
Diluted$0.14$0.09$0.32$0.28
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding - Basic6,673,1816,673,1816,673,1816,673,181
Weighted Average Shares Outstanding - Diluted6,697,6756,709,1876,693,5926,698,389
COMMUNITY NATIONAL BANK
STATEMENTS OF INCOME
Unaudited
   
For the Three Months Ended
September 30,  June 30,  December, 31  September 30,
2012  2012  2011  2011
Interest Income:
Commercial Loans$4,198,087$3,984,291$3,444,917$3,224,839
Residential and Consumer Loans1,631,2101,640,1731,674,3881,766,392
Securities587,751626,625563,730576,097
Money Market Investments11,183  10,216  9,258  18,762
Total Interest Income6,428,231  6,261,305  5,692,293  5,586,090
 
Interest Expense:
NOW, Savings & Money Market234,914235,288176,588146,285
Certificates of Deposit707,539754,517865,295933,213
Borrowed Funds138,624  149,253  154,795  159,332
Total Interest Expense1,081,077  1,139,058  1,196,678  1,238,830
Net Interest Income5,347,1545,122,2474,495,6154,347,260
Provision For Loan Losses475,000  475,000  785,000  610,000
Net Interest Income After Provision for Loan Losses4,872,154  4,647,247  3,710,615  3,737,260
 
Non-Interest Income:
Service Charges140,704158,438116,268112,896
Loan Fees & Servicing Income136,06779,51084,42170,620
Gain on Sale of Investments141,217--99,447
Gain on Sale of Loans656,256442,252329,743565,406
BOLI Income177,812  186,034  160,155  159,713
Total Non-Interest Income1,252,056  866,234  690,587  1,008,082
 
Non-Interest Expense:
Compensation and Benefits2,355,6252,258,2291,933,8521,821,239
Occupancy and Equipment1,168,8661,139,0601,029,566984,176
Advertising59,40952,36062,13935,222
Other Expenses1,039,594  1,018,972  772,346  941,942
Total Non-Interest Expense4,623,494  4,468,621  3,797,903  3,782,579
Income Before Income Taxes1,500,7161,044,860603,299962,763
Provision For Income Taxes541,050  372,754  156,000  351,800
Net Income$959,666  $672,106  $447,299  $610,963
 
Earnings Per Share:
Basic$0.14$0.10$0.07 Read Full Story

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