Community 1st Bank Reports Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2013

Community 1st Bank Reports Results for the Quarter Ended March 31, 2013

AUBURN, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Community 1st Bank (OTCBB: CFBN), with $194.0 million in assets, today reported net income of $414 thousand for the quarter ended March 31, 2013.

Robert C. Haydon, President and CEO commented, "We are pleased to announce a strong start to 2013 with over 20% growth in loans and close to 35% growth in non-interest bearing deposits compared to a year ago. The positive trends throughout our balance sheet are resulting in increased core profitability."


Total assets at March 31, 2013 were $194.0 million, an increase of $17.3 million, or 9.8%, from March 31, 2012. Community 1st Bank ("the Bank") was successful in growing non-interest bearing deposits from $31.4 million at March 31, 2012 to $42.3 million at March 31, 2013, an increase of $10.9 million, or 34.7%, significantly enhancing the deposit portfolio mix and improving the Bank's cost of funds. Total deposits increased from $154.9 million at March 31, 2012 to $164.1 million at March 31, 2013, an increase of $9.2 million, or 6.0%. Total loans increased from $76.0 million at March 31, 2012 to $91.7 million at March 31, 2013, an increase of $15.7 million, or 20.6%. When compared to the previous quarter, total assets decreased $3.7 million, or 1.9%, from $197.8 million at December 31, 2012. Loans increased by $4.6 million, or 5.3%, from $87.1 million at December 31, 2012. Non-interest bearing deposits increased by $4.8 million, or 12.9%, from December 31, 2012. Total deposits decreased by $5.3 million, or 3.1%, from $169.4 million at December 31, 2012.

Operating Results - Quarter

The Bank reported net income for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013 of $414 thousand, which includes $110 thousand in provision for loan losses and gain on sales of securities of $333 thousand. This compares to net income of $108 thousand for the same period in 2012, which included $240 thousand in provision for loan losses and gain on sales of securities of $220 thousand. Net income increased by $306 thousand, while the provision for loan losses decreased by $130 thousand compared to the first quarter of 2012, reflective of the improvement in credit quality while continuing to provide for the growth in the loan portfolio.

Interest income increased by $86 thousand, or 5.3%, to total $1.7 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. The growth in interest income is driven by the growth in the loan portfolio more than offsetting the decrease in interest income on investment securities. Interest expense decreased by $8 thousand, or 3.2%, to total $244 thousand for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 compared to the same period in 2012 driven by the increase in noninterest bearing deposits. Net interest income increased by $94 thousand, or 6.8%, for the first quarter of 2013 compared to the same period in 2012.

Credit Quality

The allowance for loan losses at March 31, 2013 was $2.1 million, or 2.3% of gross loans, compared to $2.1 million, or 2.4% of gross loans at December 31, 2012 and $2.1 million, or 2.8% of gross loans at March 31, 2012. Loan charge-offs for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 were $55 thousand with recoveries of $8 thousand compared to loan charge-offs of $17 thousand with no recoveries for the same period in 2012. Nonperforming loans at March 31, 2013 were $2.3 million, or 1.2% of total assets, a decrease of $3.0 million, or 56.6%, from March 31, 2012. Nonperforming loans decreased by $6 thousand, or 0.3%, from $2.3 million at December 31, 2012.

Capital

The Bank continues to maintain a strong capital position with a Tier 1 Leverage ratio of 10.4%, Tier 1 Risk-based Capital ratio of 16.1% and Total Risk-based Capital ratio of 17.3% at March 31, 2013. At March 31, 2012 the Tier 1 Leverage ratio was 10.7%, the Tier 1 Risk-based Capital ratio was 19.5% and the Total Risk-based Capital ratio was 20.7%. The Bank's capital is in excess of that required to be considered "well-capitalized" by regulatory standards.

Robert C. Haydon, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "The Bank has made significant progress when measured in financial metrics but that progress is more meaningful knowing that it has been attained by satisfying the financial needs of our neighbors, friends and their businesses in communities we serve."

Community 1st Bank is headquartered in Auburn, California, with branches in Roseville and downtown Auburn, California. Community 1st Bank offers a wide range of business and consumer deposit products including remote deposit capture, health savings accounts, online banking, and cash management services. The Bank also offers a full complement of loan products, including commercial, consumer, and real estate loans. For more information about the Bank, visit the Bank's website at www.community1bank.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements concerning future performance, developments or events, expectations for growth and income forecasts, and any other guidance on future periods, constitute forward-looking statements that are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties.Actual results may differ materially from stated expectations.Specific factors include, but are not limited to, loan production, competitive pressure in the banking industry, balance sheet management, net interest margin variations, the ability to control costs and expenses, changes in the interest rate environment and financial policies of the United States government and general economic conditions.The Bank disclaims any obligation to update any such factors.

COMMUNITY 1ST BANK

BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)

March 31, 2013

December 31, 2012

March 31, 2012

ASSETS

Cash and cash equivalents

$

2,352,000

$

2,934,000

$

2,045,000

Available-for-sale investment securities, at fair value

91,133,000

98,574,000

93,874,000

Loans, less allowance for loan losses of $2,127,000 at March 31, 2013, $2,064,000 at December 31, 2012 and $2,088,000 at March 31, 2012

89,584,000

85,042,000

73,952,000

Bank premises and equipment, net

1,638,000

1,697,000

1,779,000

Accrued interest receivable

560,000

640,000

596,000

Other real estate owned

900,000

973,000

970,000

Federal Home Loan Bank stock and other securities

1,723,000

1,723,000

1,476,000

Bank-owned life insurance policies

4,546,000

4,505,000

-

Other assets

1,595,000

1,679,000

2,012,000

Total assets

$

194,031,000

$

197,767,000

$

176,704,000

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Deposits:

Non-interest bearing

$

42,279,000

$

37,446,000

$

31,392,000

Interest bearing

121,811,000

131,907,000

123,469,000

Total deposits

164,090,000

169,353,000

154,861,000

Borrowings

7,210,000

5,595,000

505,000

Accrued interest payable and other liabilities

942,000

1,134,000

1,037,000

Total liabilities

172,242,000

176,082,000

156,403,000

Shareholders' equity

21,789,000

21,685,000

20,301,000

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

194,031,000

$

197,767,000

$

176,704,000

COMMUNITY 1ST BANK

STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS DATA (Unaudited)

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2013 and 2012

2013

2012

Interest income:

Interest and fees on loans

$

1,210,000

$

1,019,000

Interest on investment securities and interest-bearing deposits in other financial institutions

508,000

613,000

Total interest income

1,718,000

1,632,000

Interest expense:

Deposits

242,000

249,000

Borrowings

2,000

3,000

Total interest expense

244,000

252,000

Net interest income

1,474,000

1,380,000

Provision for loan losses

110,000

240,000

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

1,364,000

1,140,000

Non-interest income:

Service charges and fees

16,000

16,000

Gain on sales of available-for-sale investment securities

333,000

220,000

Other

93,000

84,000

Total non-interest income

442,000

320,000

Non-interest expense:

Salaries and employee benefits

719,000

728,000

Occupancy and equipment

140,000

149,000

Other

533,000

475,000

Total non-interest expense

1,392,000

1,352,000

Net income

$

414,000

$

108,000

Net income

$

414,000

$

108,000

Preferred stock dividends and accretion of discount

33,000

8,000

Net income available to common shareholders

$

381,000

$

100,000

Basic income per share

$

0.07

$

0.02

Weighted average number of shares outstanding

5,449,242

5,449,242



Community 1st Bank
Robert C. Haydon, 530-863-4801
President & Chief Executive Officer
Fax: 530-863-4849
James J. Kim, 530-863-4803
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Fax: 530-863-4849

KEYWORDS: United States North America California

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