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Section 1: 10-Q (FORM 10-Q)

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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C.  20549

 

FORM 10-Q

 

(Mark One)

 

QUARTERLY REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED March 31, 201
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TRANSITION REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15 (D) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
FOR THE TRANSITION PERIOD FROM __________ TO ___________

 

COMMISSION FILE NUMBER: 000-49883

 

PLUMAS BANCORP

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

California

75-2987096

(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Organization)

(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

 

 

 

 

35 S. Lindan Avenue, Quincy, California

95971

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)

(Zip Code)

 

 

Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code (530) 283-7305

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15 (d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. Yes  ☒   No  ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). Yes ☒   No ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company or an emerging growth company. See definition of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule12b-2 of the Exchange Act:

 

Large Accelerated Filer ☐    Accelerated Filer ☒     Non-Accelerated Filer ☐     Smaller Reporting Company ☒    Emerging Growth Company ☐

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).

Yes ☐  No ☒

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

Title of Each Class:

 Trading  Symbol

Name of Each Exchange on which Registered:

Common Stock, no par value

PLBC

The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

 

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of April 26, 2019. 5,153,560 shares.

 

 

 

 

 

PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

ITEM 1. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

PLUMAS BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except share data)

 

   

March 31,

2019

   

December 31,
201
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Assets

               

Cash and cash equivalents

  $ 44,753     $ 46,686  

Investment securities available for sale

    173,227       171,507  

Loans, less allowance for loan losses of $7,067 at March 31, 2019 and $6,958 at December 31, 2018

    569,778       562,498  

Real estate acquired through foreclosure

    1,170       1,170  

Premises and equipment, net

    14,224       14,287  

Bank owned life insurance

    12,938       12,856  

Accrued interest receivable and other assets

    15,287       15,394  

Total assets

  $ 831,377     $ 824,398  
                 

Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity

               
                 

Deposits:

               

Non-interest bearing

  $ 312,121     $ 304,039  

Interest bearing

    418,802       422,526  

Total deposits

    730,923       726,565  

Repurchase agreements

    8,910       13,058  

Accrued interest payable and other liabilities

    8,527       7,533  

Junior subordinated deferrable interest debentures

    10,310       10,310  

Total liabilities

    758,670       757,466  
                 

Commitments and contingencies (Note 5)

               
                 

Shareholders’ equity:

               

Common stock, no par value; 22,500,000 shares authorized; issued and outstanding – 5,150,876 shares at March 31, 2019 and 5,137,476 at December 31, 2018

    7,070       6,944  

Retained earnings

    65,823       62,005  

Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net

    (186

)

    (2,017

)

Total shareholders’ equity

    72,707       66,932  

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity

  $ 831,377     $ 824,398  

 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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 PLUMAS BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

   

For the Three Months

 
   

Ended March 31,

 
   

2019

   

2018

 

Interest Income:

               

Interest and fees on loans

  $ 8,510     $ 6,777  

Interest on investment securities

    1,137       856  

Other

    179       185  

Total interest income

    9,826       7,818  

Interest Expense:

               

Interest on deposits

    297       151  

Interest on junior subordinated deferrable interest debentures

    140       112  

Other

    3       2  

Total interest expense

    440       265  

Net interest income before provision for loan losses

    9,386       7,553  

Provision for Loan Losses

    400       200  

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

    8,986       7,353  

Non-Interest Income:

               

Service charges

    650       640  

Interchange revenue

    513       491  

Gain on sale of loans

    244       666  

Gain on equity securities with no readily determinable fair value

    -       209  

Loss on sale of investments

    -       (8

)

Other

    558       533  

Total non-interest income

    1,965       2,531  

Non-Interest Expenses:

               

Salaries and employee benefits

    3,200       3,113  

Occupancy and equipment

    858       702  

Other

    1,626       1,634  

Total non-interest expenses

    5,684       5,449  

Income before provision for income taxes

    5,267       4,435  

Provision for Income Taxes

    1,449       1,155  

Net income

  $ 3,818     $ 3,280  
                 

Basic earnings per common share

  $ 0.74     $ 0.65  

Diluted earnings per common share

  $ 0.73     $ 0.63  

 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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PLUMAS BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

   

For the Three Months

 
   

Ended March 31,

 
   

2019

   

2018

 
                 

Net income

  $ 3,818     $ 3,280  

Other comprehensive income:

               

Change in net unrealized gain/loss

    2,599       (2,589

)

Reclassification adjustments for net losses included in net income

    -       8  

Net unrealized holding gain (loss)

    2,599       (2,581

)

Related tax effect:

               

Change in net unrealized gain/loss

    (768

)

    765  

Reclassification of net losses included in net income

    -       (2

)

Income tax effect

    (768

)

    763  

Other comprehensive income (loss)

    1,831       (1,818

)

Total comprehensive income

  $ 5,649     $ 1,462  

       

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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PLUMAS BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY 

(in thousands, except shares)

 

   

Common Stock

   

Retained

   

Accumulated

Other

Comprehensive

(Loss) Income

   

Total

Shareholders’

 
   

Shares

   

Amount

   

Earnings

   

(Net of Taxes)

   

Equity

 
                                         
Balance, December 31, 2017     5,064,972     $ 6,415     $ 49,855     $ (570 )   $ 55,700  
                                         
Net Income                     3,280               3,280  
Other comprehensive loss                             (1,818 )     (1,818 )
Exercise of  stock options and tax effect     17,704       82                       82  
Stock-based compensation expense             47                       47  
Balance, March 31, 2018     5,082,676     $ 6,544     $ 53,135     $ (2,388 )   $ 57,291  
                                         

Balance, December  31, 2018

    5,137,476     $ 6,944     $ 62,005     $ (2,017

)

  $ 66,932  
                                         

Net Income

                    3,818               3,818  

Other comprehensive income

                            1,831       1,831  

Exercise of stock options and tax effect

    13,400       76                       76  

Stock-based compensation expense

            50                       50  

Balance, March 31, 2019

    5,150,876     $ 7,070     $ 65,823     $ (186

)

  $ 72,707  

 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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PLUMAS BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

 

   

For the Three Months

 
   

Ended March 31,

 
   

2019

   

2018

 

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

               

Net income

  $ 3,818     $ 3,280  

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

               

Provision for loan losses

    400       200  

Change in deferred loan origination costs/fees, net

    (266

)

    (315

)

Depreciation and amortization

    355       245  

Stock-based compensation expense

    50       47  

Loss on sale of investments

    -       8  

Amortization of investment security premiums

    180       169  

Gain on equity securities with no readily determinable fair value

    -       (209

)

Gain on sale of OREO and other vehicles

    (9

)

    (34

)

Gain on sale of loans held for sale

    (244

)

    (666

)

Loans originated for sale

    (3,711

)

    (12,612

)

Proceeds from loan sales

    6,048       11,939  

Earnings on bank-owned life insurance

    (82

)

    (83

)

Increase in accrued interest receivable and other assets

    (627

)

    (99

)

Increase in accrued interest payable and other liabilities

    994       1,023  

Net cash provided by operating activities

    6,906       2,893  
                 

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

               

Proceeds from principal repayments from available-for-sale government-sponsored mortgage-backed securities

    4,211       3,159  

Purchases of available-for-sale securities

    (3,500

)

    (20,788

)

Proceeds from sale of available-for-sale securities

    -       4,157  

Net increase in loans

    (9,801

)

    (1,896

)

Proceeds from Bank owned life insurance

    -       338  

Proceeds from sale of OREO

    -       412  

Proceeds from sale of other vehicles

    167       112  

Purchase of premises and equipment

    (202

)

    (51

)

Net cash used in investing activities

    (9,125

)

    (14,557

)

 

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PLUMAS BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)

(In thousands)

(Continued)

 

   

For the Three Months

 
   

Ended March 31,

 
   

2019

   

2018

 

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

               

Net increase (decrease) in demand, interest bearing and savings deposits

  $ 6,707     $ (6,263

)

Net decrease in time deposits

    (2,349

)

    (3,603

)

Net decrease in securities sold under agreements to repurchase

    (4,148

)

    (1,399

)

Proceeds from exercise of stock options

    76       82  

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

    286       (11,183

)

Decrease in cash and cash equivalents

    (1,933

)

    (22,847

)

Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Year

    46,686       87,537  

Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period

  $ 44,753     $ 64,690  
                 

Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information:

               

Cash paid during the period for:

               

Interest expense

  $ 434     $ 264  

Income taxes

  $ -     $ -  
                 

Non-Cash Investing Activities:

               

Real estate and vehicles acquired through foreclosure

  $ 189     $ 220  

 

See notes to unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.  

 

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PLUMAS BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(Unaudited)

 

 

1. THE BUSINESS OF PLUMAS BANCORP

 

During 2002, Plumas Bancorp (the "Company") was incorporated as a bank holding company for the purpose of acquiring Plumas Bank (the "Bank") in a one bank holding company reorganization. This corporate structure gives the Company and the Bank greater flexibility in terms of operation, expansion and diversification. The Company formed Plumas Statutory Trust I ("Trust I") for the sole purpose of issuing trust preferred securities on September 26, 2002. The Company formed Plumas Statutory Trust II ("Trust II") for the sole purpose of issuing trust preferred securities on September 28, 2005.

 

The Bank operates eleven branches in California, including branches in Alturas, Chester, Fall River Mills, Greenville, Kings Beach, Portola, Quincy, Redding, Susanville, Tahoe City, and Truckee. In December 2015 the Bank opened a branch in Reno, Nevada; its first branch outside of California and in 2018 the Bank purchased a branch located in Carson City, Nevada. The Bank’s administrative headquarters is in Quincy, California. In addition, the Bank operates a lending office specializing in government-guaranteed lending in Auburn, California, and commercial/agricultural lending offices in Chico and Red Bluff, California and Klamath Falls, Oregon. The Bank's primary source of revenue is generated from providing loans to customers who are predominately small and middle market businesses and individuals residing in the surrounding areas.

 

 

2. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

 

Consolidation and Basis of Presentation

 

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of the Company and the consolidated accounts of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Plumas Bank. All significant intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated.

 

Plumas Statutory Trust I and Trust II are not consolidated into the Company's consolidated financial statements and, accordingly, are accounted for under the equity method. The Company's investment in Trust I of $341,000 and Trust II of $175,000 are included in accrued interest receivable and other assets on the consolidated balance sheet. The junior subordinated deferrable interest debentures issued and guaranteed by the Company and held by Trust I and Trust II are reflected as debt on the consolidated balance sheet.

 

The accounting and reporting policies of Plumas Bancorp and subsidiary conform with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America and prevailing practices within the banking industry.

 

The unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for interim reporting on Form 10-Q. Accordingly, certain disclosures normally presented in the notes to the annual consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”) have been omitted. The Company believes that the disclosures are adequate to make the information not misleading. These interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company's 2018 Annual Report to Shareholders on Form 10-K. The results of operations for the three-month period ended March 31, 2019 may not necessarily be indicative of future operating results. In preparing such financial statements, management is required to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities as of the date of the balance sheet and revenues and expenses for the periods reported. Actual results could differ significantly from those estimates.

 

Reclassifications

 

Certain reclassifications have been made to prior years’ balances to conform to the classifications used in 2019. These reclassifications had no impact on the Company’s consolidated financial position, results of operations or net change in cash and cash equivalents.

 

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Segment Information

 

Management has determined that since all of the banking products and services offered by the Company are available in each branch of the Bank, all branches are located within the same economic environment and management does not allocate resources based on the performance of different lending or transaction activities, it is appropriate to aggregate the Bank branches and report them as a single operating segment. No customer accounts for more than 10 percent of revenues for the Company or the Bank.

 

Revenue from Contracts with Customers

 

The Company records revenue from contracts with customers in accordance with Accounting Standards Codification Topic 606, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers” (“Topic 606”). Under Topic 606, the Company must identify the contract with a customer, identify the performance obligations in the contract, determine the transaction price, allocate the transaction price to the performance obligations in the contract, and recognize revenue when (or as) the Company satisfies a performance obligation. Significant revenue has not been recognized in the current reporting period that results from performance obligations satisfied in previous periods.

 

Most of the Company’s revenue-generating transactions are not subject to ASC 606, including revenue generated from financial instruments, such as the Company’s loans and investment securities. The Company has evaluated the nature of its contracts with customers and determined that further disaggregation of revenue from contracts with customers into more granular categories beyond what is presented in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income was not necessary. The Company generally fully satisfies its performance obligations on its contracts with customers as services are rendered and the transaction prices are typically fixed; charged either on a periodic basis or based on activity. Because performance obligations are satisfied as services are rendered and the transaction prices are fixed, there is little judgment involved in applying Topic 606 that significantly affects the determination of the amount and timing of revenue from contracts with customers.

 

Recently Adopted Accounting Pronouncements

 

On February 25, 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-02, Leases. The most significant change for lessees is the requirement under the new guidance to recognize right-of-use assets and lease liabilities for all leases not considered short-term leases, which is generally defined as a lease term of less than 12 months. This change results in lessees recognizing right-of-use assets and lease liabilities for most leases currently accounted for as operating leases under prior lease accounting guidance. ASU 2016-02 is effective for interim and annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018. The Company has several lease agreements, including two branch locations, which are currently considered operating leases, and therefore, not recognized on the Company’s consolidated statements of condition. The Company adopted ASU No. 2016-02 on January 1, 2019 and recorded $565,000 in right-of-use assets and lease liabilities on adoption.

 

In July 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-11, Leases - Targeted Improvements. ASU No. 2018-11 provides entities with relief from the costs of implementing certain aspects of the new leasing standard, ASU No. 2016-02. Specifically, under the amendments in ASU 2018-11: (1) entities may elect not to recast the comparative periods presented when transitioning to the new leasing standard, and (2) lessors may elect not to separate lease and non-lease components when certain conditions are met. The amendments have the same effective date as ASU 2016-02 (January 1, 2019 for the Company). The Company adopted ASU No. 2018-11 on January 1, 2019. The provisions of ASU 2018-11 did not have a material impact on the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

On March 30, 2017, the FASB issued ASU 2017-08, Receivables – Non-Refundable Fees and Other Costs: Premium Amortization on Purchased Callable Debt Securities. This ASU amends the amortization period for certain purchased callable debt securities held at a premium, shortening such period to the earliest call date. The amendments do not require an accounting change for securities held at a discount; the discount continues to be amortized to maturity. ASU 2017-08 is effective for public business entities for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2018. Entities will apply the standard’s provisions as a cumulative-effect adjustment to retained earnings as of the beginning of the first reporting period in which the guidance is effective (i.e., modified retrospective approach). The Company adopted ASU No. 2017-08 on January 1, 2019. The provisions of ASU No. 2017-08 did not have a material impact on the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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Pending Accounting Pronouncements

 

In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU No. 2016-13, Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments. ASU No. 2016-13 significantly changes how entities will measure credit losses for most financial assets and certain other instruments that aren’t measured at fair value through net income. The standard will replace today’s “incurred loss” approach with an “expected loss” model. The new model, referred to as the current expected credit loss (“CECL”) model, will apply to: (1) financial assets subject to credit losses and measured at amortized cost, and (2) certain off-balance sheet credit exposures. This includes, but is not limited to, loans, leases, held-to-maturity securities, loan commitments, and financial guarantees. The CECL model does not apply to available-for-sale (“AFS”) debt securities. For AFS debt securities with unrealized losses, entities will measure credit losses in a manner similar to what they do today, except that the losses will be recognized as allowances rather than reductions in the amortized cost of the securities. The ASU also simplifies the accounting model for purchased credit-impaired debt securities and loans. ASU No. 2016-13 also expands the disclosure requirements regarding an entity’s assumptions, models, and methods for estimating the allowance for loan and lease losses. ASU No. 2016-13 is effective for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2019; early adoption is permitted for interim and annual reporting periods beginning after December 15, 2018. Entities will apply the standard’s provisions as a cumulative-effect adjustment to retained earnings as of the beginning of the first reporting period in which the guidance is effective (i.e., modified retrospective approach). The Company has begun its implementation efforts by establishing an implementation team chaired by the Company’s Chief Lending Officer and composed of members of the Company’s credit administration and accounting departments. We have purchased software to support the CECL calculation of the allowance for loan losses under ASU No 2016-13 and have engaged the software vendor to assist in the transition to the CECL model. We expect to produce an initial CECL allowance calculation prior to June 30, 2019. The Company’s preliminary evaluation indicates the provisions of ASU No. 2016-13 are expected to impact the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements, in particular the level of the reserve for credit losses. However, the Company continues to evaluate the extent of the potential impact.

 

In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU No. 2018-13, Fair Value Measurement, Disclosure Framework – Changes to the Disclosure Requirements for Fair Value Measurement. The amendments in this update modify the disclosure requirements for fair value measurements by removing, modifying, or adding certain disclosures. The update is effective for interim and annual periods in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, with early adoption permitted. Entities are also allowed to elect early adoption of the eliminated or modified disclosure requirements and delay adoption of the new disclosure requirements until their effective date. As ASU No. 2018-13 only revises disclosure requirements, it will not have a material impact on the Company’s Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

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3.   INVESTMENT SECURITIES AVAILABLE FOR SALE

 

The amortized cost and estimated fair value of investment securities at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 consisted of the following, in thousands:

 

Available-for-Sale

 

March 31, 2019

 
           

Gross

   

Gross

         
   

Amortized

   

Unrealized

   

Unrealized

   

Fair

 
   

Cost

   

Gains

   

Losses

   

Value

 

Debt securities:

                               

U.S. Government-sponsored agencies collateralized by mortgage obligations- residential

  $ 132,756     $ 652     $ (1,320

)

  $ 132,088  

Obligations of states and political subdivisions

    40,735       554       (150

)

    41,139  
    $ 173,491     $ 1,206     $ (1,470

)

  $ 173,227  

 

Net unrealized loss on available-for-sale investment securities totaling $264,000 were recorded, net of $78,000 in tax benefits, as accumulated other comprehensive income within shareholders' equity at March 31, 2019. No investment securities were sold during the three months ended March 31, 2019.

 

Available-for-Sale

 

December 31, 2018

 
           

Gross

   

Gross

         
   

Amortized

   

Unrealized

   

Unrealized

   

Fair

 
   

Cost

   

Gains

   

Losses

   

Value

 

Debt securities:

                               

U.S. Government-sponsored agencies collateralized by mortgage obligations- residential

  $ 135,059     $ 240     $ (2,621

)

  $ 132,678  

Obligations of states and political subdivisions

    39,311       121       (603

)

    38,829  
    $ 174,370     $ 361     $ (3,224

)

  $ 171,507  

 

Unrealized loss on available-for-sale investment securities totaling $2,863,000 were recorded, net of $846,000 in tax benefits, as accumulated other comprehensive loss within shareholders' equity at December 31, 2018. During the three months ended March 31, 2018 the Company sold eighteen available-for-sale investment securities for total proceeds of $4,157,000 recording a $8,000 loss on sale. The Company realized a gain on sale from eight of these securities totaling $4,000 and a loss on sale on ten securities of $12,000.

 

There were no transfers of available-for-sale investment securities during the three months ended March 31, 2019 and twelve months ended December 31, 2018. There were no securities classified as held-to-maturity at March 31, 2019 or December 31, 2018.

 

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Investment securities with unrealized losses at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 are summarized and classified according to the duration of the loss period as follows, in thousands:

 

March 31, 2019

 

Less than 12 Months

   

12 Months or More

   

Total

 
   

Fair

   

Unrealized

   

Fair

   

Unrealized

   

Fair

   

Unrealized

 
   

Value

   

Losses

   

Value

   

Losses

   

Value

   

Losses

 

Debt securities:

                                               

U.S. Government-sponsored agencies collateralized by mortgage obligations-residential

  $ -     $ -     $ 84,580     $ 1,320     $ 84,580     $ 1,320  

Obligations of states and political subdivisions

    681       10       10,538       140       11,219       150  
    $ 681     $ 10     $ 95,118     $ 1,460     $ 95,799     $ 1,470  

 

December 31, 2018

 

Less than 12 Months

   

12 Months or More

   

Total

 
   

Fair

   

Unrealized

   

Fair

   

Unrealized

   

Fair

   

Unrealized

 
   

Value

   

Losses

   

Value

   

Losses

   

Value

   

Losses

 

Debt securities:

                                               

U.S. Government-sponsored agencies collateralized by mortgage obligations-residential

  $ 26,478     $ 269     $ 77,476     $ 2,352     $ 103,954     $ 2,621  

Obligations of states and political subdivisions

    19,270       284       5,672       319       24,942       603  
    $ 45,748     $ 553     $ 83,148     $ 2,671     $ 128,896     $ 3,224  

 

At March 31, 2019, the Company held 219 securities of which 107 were in a loss position. Of the securities in a loss position, 1 was in a loss position for less than twelve months. Of the 219 securities, 97 are U.S. Government-sponsored agencies collateralized by residential mortgage obligations and 122 were obligations of states and political subdivisions. The unrealized losses relate principally to market rate conditions. All of the securities continue to pay as scheduled. When analyzing an issuer’s financial condition, management considers the length of time and extent to which the market value has been less than cost; the historical and implied volatility of the security; the financial condition of the issuer of the security; and the Company’s intent and ability to hold the security to recovery. As of March 31, 2019, management does not have the intent to sell these securities nor does it believe it is more likely than not that it will be required to sell these securities before the recovery of its amortized cost basis. Based on the Company’s evaluation of the above and other relevant factors, the Company does not believe the securities that are in an unrealized loss position as of March 31, 2019 are other than temporarily impaired.

 

The amortized cost and estimated fair value of investment securities at March 31, 2019 by contractual maturity are shown below, in thousands.

 

   

Amortized Cost

   

Estimated Fair

Value

 

Within one year

  $ -     $ -  

After one year through five years

    6,428       6,504  

After five years through ten years

    14,600       14,718  

After ten years

    19,707       19,917  

Investment securities not due at a single maturity date:

               

Government-sponsored mortgage-backed securities

    132,756       132,088  
    $ 173,491     $ 173,227  

 

Expected maturities will differ from contractual maturities because the issuers of the securities may have the right to call or prepay obligations with or without call or prepayment penalties.

 

Investment securities with amortized costs totaling $89,081,000 and $92,166,000 and estimated fair values totaling $88,234,000 and $90,122,000 at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively, were pledged to secure deposits and repurchase agreements. 

  

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4. LOANS AND THE ALLOWANCE FOR LOAN LOSSES

 

Outstanding loans are summarized below, in thousands:

 

   

March 31,

   

December 31,

 
   

2019

   

2018

 
                 

Commercial

  $ 42,707     $ 49,563  

Agricultural

    70,041       69,160  

Real estate – residential

    16,413       15,900  

Real estate – commercial

    282,533       271,710  

Real estate – construction and land development

    37,637       40,161  

Equity lines of credit

    37,519       38,490  

Auto

    82,737       77,135  

Other

    3,859       4,080  

Total loans

    573,446       566,199  

Deferred loan costs, net

    3,399       3,257  

Allowance for loan losses

    (7,067

)

    (6,958

)

Total net loans

  $ 569,778     $ 562,498  

 

Changes in the allowance for loan losses, in thousands, were as follows:

 

   

March 31,

   

December 31,

 
   

2019

   

2018

 
                 

Balance, beginning of period

  $ 6,958     $ 6,669  

Provision charged to operations

    400       1,000  

Losses charged to allowance

    (351

)

    (1,191

)

Recoveries

    60       480  

Balance, end of period

  $ 7,067     $ 6,958  

 

The recorded investment in impaired loans totaled $1,738,000 and $1,275,000 at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively. The Company had specific allowances for loan losses of $229,000 on impaired loans of $897,000 at March 31, 2019 as compared to specific allowances for loan losses of $181,000 on impaired loans of $424,000 at December 31, 2018. The balance of impaired loans in which no specific reserves were required totaled $841,000 and $851,000 at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively. The average recorded investment in impaired loans for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018 was $1,352,000 and $2,002,000, respectively. The Company recognized $18,000 in interest income for impaired loans during the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018. No interest was recognized on nonaccrual loans accounted for on a cash basis during the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018.

 

Included in impaired loans are troubled debt restructurings. A troubled debt restructuring is a formal restructure of a loan where the Company for economic or legal reasons related to the borrower’s financial difficulties, grants a concession to the borrower. The concessions may be granted in various forms to include one or a combination of the following: a reduction of the stated interest rate of the loan; an extension of the maturity date at a stated rate of interest lower than the current market rate for new debt with similar risk; or a permanent reduction of the recorded investment in the loan.

 

In order to determine whether a borrower is experiencing financial difficulty, an evaluation is performed of the probability that the borrower will be in payment default on any of its debt in the foreseeable future without the modification. This evaluation is performed under the Company’s internal underwriting policy.

 

The carrying value of troubled debt restructurings at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 was $1,071,000 and $1,080,000, respectively. The Company has allocated $53,000 of specific reserves on loans to customers whose loan terms have been modified in troubled debt restructurings as of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018. The Company has not committed to lend additional amounts on loans classified as troubled debt restructurings at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018.

  

There were no troubled debt restructurings that occurred during the three months ending March 31, 2019 or March 31, 2018.

 

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There were no troubled debt restructurings for which there was a payment default within twelve months following the modification during the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

 

At March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, nonaccrual loans totaled $1,457,000 and $1,117,000, respectively. Interest foregone on nonaccrual loans totaled $26,000 and $15,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively. There were no loans past due 90 days or more and on accrual status at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018.

 

Salaries and employee benefits totaling $598,000 and $498,000 have been deferred as loan origination costs during the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

 

The Company assigns a risk rating to all loans and periodically, but not less than annually, performs detailed reviews of all criticized and classified loans over $100,000 to identify credit risks and to assess the overall collectability of the portfolio. These risk ratings are also subject to examination by independent specialists engaged by the Company and the Company’s regulators. During these internal reviews, management monitors and analyzes the financial condition of borrowers and guarantors, trends in the industries in which borrowers operate and the fair values of collateral securing these loans. These credit quality indicators are used to assign a risk rating to each individual loan.

 

The risk ratings can be grouped into three major categories, defined as follows:

 

Special Mention – Loans classified as special mention have a potential weakness that deserves management’s close attention. If left uncorrected, these potential weaknesses may result in deterioration of the repayment prospects for the loan or of the institution’s credit position at some future date.

 

Substandard – A substandard loan is not adequately protected by the current sound worth and paying capacity of the borrower or the value of the collateral pledged, if any. Loans classified as substandard have a well-defined weakness or weaknesses that jeopardize the liquidation of the debt. Well defined weaknesses include a project's lack of marketability, inadequate cash flow or collateral support, failure to complete construction on time or the project's failure to fulfill economic expectations. They are characterized by the distinct possibility that the Company will sustain some loss if the deficiencies are not corrected.

 

Doubtful – Loans classified doubtful have all the weaknesses inherent in those classified as substandard with the added characteristic that the weaknesses make collection or liquidation in full, on the basis of currently known facts, conditions and values, highly questionable and improbable.

 

Loans not meeting the criteria above that are analyzed individually as part of the above described process are considered to be pass-rated loans.

 

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The following table shows the loan portfolio allocated by management's internal risk ratings at the dates indicated, in thousands:

 

March 31, 2019

 

Commercial Credit Exposure

 
   

Credit Risk Profile by Internally Assigned Grade

 

Grade:

 

Commercial

   

Agricultural

   

Real

Estate-

Residential

   

Real

Estate-

Commercial

   

Real

Estate-

Construction

   

Equity

LOC

   

Total

 

Pass

  $ 42,011     $ 69,791     $ 16,144     $ 278,359     $ 37,547     $ 37,341     $ 481,193  

Special Mention

    540       250       120       3,564       -       -       4,474  

Substandard

    156       -       149       610       90       178       1,183  

Doubtful

    -       -       -       -       -       -       -  

Total

  $ 42,707     $ 70,041     $ 16,413     $ 282,533     $ 37,637     $ 37,519     $ 486,850  

 


 


December 31, 2018

 

Commercial Credit Exposure

 
   

Credit Risk Profile by Internally Assigned Grade

 

Grade:

 

Commercial

   

Agricultural

   

Real

Estate-

Residential

   

Real

Estate-

Commercial

   

Real

Estate-

Construction

   

Equity

LOC

   

Total

 

Pass

  $ 48,905     $ 68,910     $ 15,621     $ 268,159     $ 40,069     $ 38,304     $ 479,968  

Special Mention

    481       250       124       3,420       -       -       4,275  

Substandard

    177       -       155       131       92       186       741  

Doubtful

    -       -       -       -       -       -       -  

Total

  $ 49,563     $ 69,160     $ 15,900     $ 271,710     $ 40,161     $ 38,490     $ 484,984  

 


 


   

Consumer Credit Exposure

   

Consumer Credit Exposure

 
   

Credit Risk Profile

Based on Payment Activity

   

Credit Risk Profile

Based on Payment Activity

 
   

March 31, 2019

   

December 31, 2018

 
   

Auto

   

Other

   

Total

   

Auto

   

Other

   

Total

 

Grade:

                                               

Performing

  $ 82,430     $ 3,859     $ 86,289     $ 76,734     $ 4,071     $ 80,805  

Non-performing

    307       -       307       401       9       410  

Total

  $ 82,737     $ 3,859     $ 86,596     $ 77,135     $ 4,080     $ 81,215  

 

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The following tables show the allocation of the allowance for loan losses at the dates indicated, in thousands:

 

                   

Real

   

Real

   

Real

                                 

Three months ended March 31, 2019:

 

Commercial

   

Agricultural

   

Estate-

Residential

   

Estate-

Commercial

   

Estate-Construction

   

Equity LOC

   

Auto

   

Other

   

Total

 

Allowance for Loan Losses

                                                                       

Beginning balance

  $ 914     $ 538     $ 214     $ 2,686     $ 758     $ 464     $ 1,289     $ 95     $ 6,958  

Charge-offs

    (16

)

    -       -       -       -       -       (312

)

    (23

)

    (351

)

Recoveries

    9       -       1       -       -       1       47       2       60  

Provision

    (111

)

    4       (20

)

    283       (117

)

    (15

)

    360       16       400  

Ending balance

  $ 796     $ 542     $ 195     $ 2,969     $ 641     $ 450     $ 1,384     $ 90     $ 7,067  

Three months ended March 31, 2018:

                                                                       

Allowance for Loan Losses

                                                                       

Beginning balance

  $ 725     $ 623     $ 231     $ 2,729     $ 783     $ 533     $ 946     $ 99     $ 6,669  

Charge-offs

    (265

)

    -       -       -       -       -       (165

)

    (19

)

    (449

)

Recoveries

    7       -       91       17       2       1       82       2       202  

Provision

    305       (129

)

    (110

)

    13       6       (24

)

    114       25       200  

Ending balance

  $ 772     $ 494     $ 212     $ 2,759     $ 791     $ 510     $ 977     $ 107     $ 6,622  

March 31, 2019:

                                                                       

Allowance for Loan Losses

                                                                       

Ending balance: individually evaluated for impairment

  $ 123     $ -     $ 35     $ 61     $ 10     $ -     $ -     $ -     $ 229  

Ending balance: collectively evaluated for impairment

    673       542       160       2,908       631       450       1,384       90       6,838  

Ending balance

  $ 796     $ 542     $ 195     $ 2,969     $ 641     $ 450     $ 1,384     $ 90     $ 7,067  

Loans

                                                                       

Ending balance: individually evaluated for impairment

    123       250       639       611       115       -       -       -       1,738  

Ending balance: collectively evaluated for impairment

  $ 42,584     $ 69,791     $ 15,774     $ 281,922     $ 37,522     $ 37,519     $ 82,737     $ 3,859     $ 571,708  

Ending balance

  $ 42,707     $ 70,041     $ 16,413     $ 282,533     $ 37,637     $ 37,519     $ 82,737     $ 3,859     $ 573,446  

December 31, 2018:

                                                                       

Allowance for Loan Losses

                                                                       

Ending balance: individually evaluated for impairment

  $ 128     $ -       41     $ -     $ 12     $ -     $ -     $ -     $ 181  

Ending balance: collectively evaluated for impairment

  $ 786     $ 538     $ 173     $ 2,686     $ 746     $ 464     $ 1,289     $ 95     $ 6,777  

Ending Balance

  $ 914     $ 538     $ 214     $ 2,686     $ 758     $ 464     $ 1,289     $ 95     $ 6,958  

Loans

                                                                       

Ending balance: individually evaluated for impairment

  $ 128     $ 250     $ 649     $ 131     $ 117     $ -     $ -     $ -     $ 1,275  

Ending balance: collectively evaluated for impairment

    49,435       68,910       15,251       271,579       40,044       38,490       77,135       4,080       564,924  

Ending balance

  $ 49,563     $ 69,160     $ 15,900     $ 271,710     $ 40,161     $ 38,490     $ 77,135     $ 4,080     $ 566,199  

 

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The following table shows an aging analysis of the loan portfolio by the time past due, in thousands:

 

                           

Total

                 

March 31, 2019

 

30-89 Days

   

90 Days

and Still

           

Past Due

and

                 
   

Past Due

   

Accruing

   

Nonaccrual

   

Nonaccrual

   

Current

   

Total

 
                                                 

Commercial

  $ 192     $ -     $ 123     $ 315     $ 42,392     $ 42,707  

Agricultural

    69       -       -       69       69,972       70,041  

Real estate – residential

    7       -       149       156       16,257       16,413  

Real estate – commercial

    154       -       610       764       281,769       282,533  

Real estate - construction & land

    -       -       90       90       37,547       37,637  

Equity Lines of Credit

    384       -       178       562       36,957       37,519  

Auto

    1,164       -       307       1,471       81,266       82,737  

Other

    42       -       -       42       3,817       3,859  

Total

  $ 2,012     $ -     $ 1,457     $ 3,469     $ 569,977     $ 573,446  

 

                           

Total

                 

December 31, 2018

 

30-89 Days

   

90 Days

and Still

           

Past Due

and

                 
   

Past Due

   

Accruing

   

Nonaccrual

   

Nonaccrual

   

Current

   

Total

 
                                                 

Commercial

  $ 11     $ -     $ 144     $ 155     $ 49,408     $ 49,563  

Agricultural

    -       -       -       -       69,160       69,160  

Real estate – residential

    154       -       155       309       15,591       15,900  

Real estate - commercial

    -       -       131       131       271,579       271,710  

Real estate - construction & land

    -       -       92       92       40,069       40,161  

Equity Lines of Credit

    596       -       186       782       37,708       38,490  

Auto

    1,725       -       401       2,126       75,009       77,135  

Other

    85       -       8       93       3,987       4,080  

Total

  $ 2,571     $ -     $ 1,117     $ 3,688     $ 562,511     $ 566,199  

 

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The following tables show information related to impaired loans at March 31, 2019, in thousands:

 

           

Unpaid

           

Average

   

Interest

 
   

Recorded

   

Principal

   

Related

   

Recorded

   

Income

 

As of March 31, 2019:

 

Investment

   

Balance

   

Allowance

   

Investment

   

Recognized

 
                                         

With no related allowance recorded:

                                       

Commercial

  $ -     $ -     $ -     $ -     $ -  

Agricultural

    250       250       -       250       5  

Real estate – residential

    460       471       -       462       9  

Real estate – commercial

    131       144       -       131       -  

Real estate – construction & land

    -       -       -       -       -  

Equity Lines of Credit

    -       -       -       -       -  

Auto

    -       -       -       -       -  

Other

    -       -       -       -       -  

With an allowance recorded:

                                       

Commercial

  $ 123     $ 128     $ 123     $ 123     $ -  

Agricultural

    -       -       -       -       -  

Real estate – residential

    179       179       35       179       2  

Real estate – commercial

    480       480       61       91       -  

Real estate – construction & land

    115       115       10       116       2  

Equity Lines of Credit

    -       -       -       -       -  

Auto

    -       -       -       -       -  

Other

    -       -       -       -       -  

Total:

                                       

Commercial

  $ 123     $ 128     $ 123     $ 123     $ -  

Agricultural

    250       250       -       250       5  

Real estate – residential

    639       650       35       641       11  

Real estate – commercial

    611       624       61       222       -  

Real estate – construction & land

    115       115       10       116       2  

Equity Lines of Credit

    -       -       -       -       -  

Auto

    -       -       -       -       -  

Other

    -       -       -       -       -  

Total

  $ 1,738     $ 1,767     $ 229     $ 1,352     $ 18  

 

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The following tables show information related to impaired loans at December 31, 2018, in thousands:

 

           

Unpaid

           

Average

   

Interest

 
   

Recorded

   

Principal

   

Related

   

Recorded

   

Income

 

As of December 31, 2018:

 

Investment

   

Balance

   

Allowance

   

Investment

   

Recognized

 
                                         

With no related allowance recorded:

                                       

Commercial

  $ -     $ -     $ -     $ -     $ -  

Agricultural

    250       250       -       252       19  

Real estate – residential

    470       481       -       470       38  

Real estate – commercial

    131       144       -       136       -  

Real estate – construction & land

    -       -       -       -       -  

Equity Lines of Credit

    -       -       -       -       -  

Auto

    -       -       -       -       -  

Other

    -       -       -       -       -  

With an allowance recorded:

                                       

Commercial

  $ 128     $ 128     $ 128     $ 1     $ -  

Agricultural

    -       -       -       -       -  

Real estate – residential

    179       179       41       181       7  

Real estate – commercial

    -       -       -       -       -  

Real estate – construction & land

    117       117       12       120       7  

Equity Lines of Credit

    -       -       -       -       -  

Auto

    -       -       -       -       -  

Other

    -       -       -       -       -  

Total:

                                       

Commercial

  $ 128     $ 128     $ 128     $ 1     $ -  

Agricultural

    250       250       -       252       19  

Real estate – residential

    649       660       41       651       45  

Real estate – commercial

    131       144       -       136       -  

Real estate – construction & land

    117       117       12       120       7  

Equity Lines of Credit

    -       -       -       -       -  

Auto

    -       -       -       -       -  

Other

    -       -       -       -       -  

Total

  $ 1,275     $ 1,299     $ 181     $ 1,160     $ 71  

 

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5. COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

 

The Company is party to claims and legal proceedings arising in the ordinary course of business. In the opinion of the Company’s management, the amount of ultimate liability with respect to such proceedings will not have a material adverse effect on the financial condition or result of operations of the Company taken as a whole.

 

In the normal course of business, there are various outstanding commitments to extend credit, which are not reflected in the financial statements, including loan commitments of $118.2 million and $126.9 million and stand-by letters of credit of $417 thousand at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018.

 

Of the loan commitments outstanding at March 31, 2019, $22.0 million are real estate construction loan commitments that are expected to fund within the next twelve months. The remaining commitments primarily relate to revolving lines of credit or other commercial loans, and many of these are expected to expire without being drawn upon. Therefore, the total commitments do not necessarily represent future cash requirements. Each loan commitment and the amount and type of collateral obtained, if any, are evaluated on an individual basis. Collateral held varies, but may include real property, bank deposits, debt or equity securities or business assets.

 

Stand-by letters of credit are conditional commitments written to guarantee the performance of a customer to a third party. These guarantees are primarily related to the purchases of inventory by commercial customers and are typically short-term in nature. Credit risk is similar to that involved in extending loan commitments to customers and accordingly, evaluation and collateral requirements similar to those for loan commitments are used. The deferred liability related to the Company’s stand-by letters of credit was not significant at March 31, 2019 or December 31, 2018.

 

 

 

6. RIGHT OF USE ASSETS AND LEASE LIABILITY

 

The Company leases four lending offices, three branch offices and two standalone ATM locations. Two of the branch office leases have options to renew. The exercise of lease renewal options is at our sole discretion; therefore, are not included in our Right of Use (ROU) assets and lease liabilities as they are not reasonably certain of exercise. We regularly evaluate the renewal options and when they are reasonably certain of exercise, we include the renewal period in our lease term. We have elected the practical expedient to exclude short-term leases from our ROU assets and lease liabilities. The three branch leases and two of the lending office leases are classified as operating leases while the remaining leases are all short-term leases. The Company adopted ASU No. 2016-02 on January 1, 2019 and recorded $565,000 in ROU assets and lease liabilities on adoption.

 

As our leases do not provide an implicit rate, we use our incremental borrowing rate based on the information available at the lease commencement date in determining the present value of the lease payments. The Company’s weighted average incremental borrowing rate used in the calculation of the right-of-use assets and lease liabilities was estimated at 5%. At March 31, 2019 the ROU assets and lease liabilities included on the condensed consolidated balance sheet in other assets and other liabilities, respectively totaled $478,000 consisting of total undiscounted remaining cash flows of $505,000 less a present value discount of $27,000.

 

The following table presents a maturity analysis of the operating lease liability at March 31, 2019, in thousands:

 

   

Maturities of

Lease Liabilities

 

Nine months ended December 31, 2019

  $ 220  

Year ended December 31, 2020

    163  

Year ended December 31, 2021

    63  

Year ended December 31, 2022

    59  
      505  

   Less: Present value discount

    (27

)

Lease Liability March 31, 2019

  $ 478  

 

The weighted-average remaining lease term is 2.3 years.

 

Total lease costs for the three months ended March 31, 2019 was $109,000 consisting of $88,000 related to operating leases, $10,000 related to short-term leases and variable lease expense of $11,000. Variable lease expense consists primarily of maintenance expense paid to maintain common areas. Rent expense for the three months ended March 31, 2018, prior to the adoption of ASU 2016-02, was $92,000 which includes $10,000 related to variable lease expense.

 

  Cash paid on operating leases was $109,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2019.

 

The following table presents future minimum rental payments under leases with terms in excess of one year as of December 31, 2018 presented in accordance with ASC Topic 840, “Leases”:

 

Year Ending December 31,

 

2019

 

$

248,000

 

2020

 

 

163,000

 

2021

 

 

63,000

 

2022

 

 

59,000

 

2023

 

 

-

 

 

 

$

533,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7. EARNINGS PER SHARE

 

Basic earnings per share is computed by dividing income available to common shareholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding for the period. Diluted earnings per share reflects the potential dilution that could occur if securities or other contracts to issue common stock, such as stock options, result in the issuance of common stock which shares in the earnings of the Company. The treasury stock method has been applied to determine the dilutive effect of stock options in computing diluted earnings per share.

 

   

For the Three Months

 
   

Ended March 31,

 

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

2019

   

2018

 

Net Income:

               

Net income

  $ 3,818     $ 3,280  

Earnings Per Share:

               

Basic earnings per share

  $ 0.74     $ 0.65  

Diluted earnings per share

  $ 0.73     $ 0.63  

Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding:

               

Basic shares

    5,144       5,071  

Diluted shares

    5,225       5,208  

 

Stock options not included in the computation of diluted earnings per share, due to shares not being in the-money and having an antidilutive effect, were 71,100 and 0 for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

 

 

8. STOCK-BASED COMPENSATION

 

In 2001, the Company established a Stock Option Plan for which no shares of common stock remain reserved for issuance to employees and directors and no shares are available for future grants as of March 31, 2019.

 

As of March 31, 2019, all remaining shares in this plan have vested and no compensation cost remains unrecognized.

 

A summary of the activity within the 2001 Stock Option Plan follows:

 

   

Shares

   

Weighted

Average

Exercise

Price

               

Options outstanding at January 1, 2019

    6,193     $ 2.95

Options exercised

    (6,193

)

    2.95

Options outstanding at March 31, 2019

    -     $ -

 

In May 2013, the Company established the 2013 Stock Option Plan for which 425,400 shares of common stock are reserved and 236,100 shares are available for future grants as of March 31, 2019. The 2013 Plan requires that the option price may not be less than the fair market value of the stock at the date the option is granted, and that the stock must be paid in full at the time the option is exercised. Payment in full for the option price must be made in cash, with Company common stock previously acquired by the optionee and held by the optionee for a period of at least six months, in options of the Optionee that are fully vested and exercisable or in any combination of the foregoing. The options expire on dates determined by the Board of Directors, but not later than ten years from the date of grant.

 

No options were granted during the three months ended March 31, 2019. During the three months ended March 31, 2018 the Company granted options to purchase 76,000 shares of common stock. The fair value of each option was estimated on the date of grant using the following assumptions.

 

   

2018

 

Expected life of stock options (in years)

    5.1  

Risk free interest rate