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Evans Bancorp Reports Record Net Income for 2017

Company Release - 2/1/2018 4:15 PM ET

HAMBURG, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Evans Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company” or “Evans”) (NYSE American: EVBN), a community financial services company serving Western New York since 1920, today reported its results of operations for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2017.

FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2017 HIGHLIGHTS (compared with prior-year periods unless noted otherwise)

  • Record annual net income of $10.5 million, up 27%. Impressive results despite $2.1 million writedown of deferred tax asset due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”). Excluding TCJA impact, 2017 net income was $12.6 million (non-GAAP), or 52% higher than 2016.
  • Fourth quarter net income of $1.0 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, was 58% below last year’s fourth quarter net income of $2.3 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, due primarily to TCJA impact.
  • Excluding the TCJA impact, fourth quarter net income of $3.1 million (non-GAAP), or $0.62 per diluted share, was 31% higher than prior year’s fourth quarter.
  • Fourth quarter results included a $300,000 contribution to the Evans Bank Foundation.
  • Net interest income in fourth quarter increased 19% to $11.2 million driven by higher average loans and investments along with expanded net interest margin.
  • Total assets grew 18% to $1.3 billion, driven by robust loan growth of 13%, or $123 million.
  • Strong growth across multiple categories drove total deposits to $1.1 billion, up 12%.

For the full year 2017, net income was $10.5 million, up 27% from $8.3 million in 2016 despite a one-time $2.1 million deferred income tax expense related to the signing of the TCJA late in 2017. Earnings per diluted share increased 14%, or $0.26, to $2.16. The return on average equity was 9.11% for 2017 compared with 8.74% in 2016.

The TCJA was signed into law in December 2017 and lowered the Company’s federal tax rate from 35% to 21%, effective January 1, 2018. While the Company expects to benefit in 2018 and beyond from a lower federal tax expense, the Company’s deferred tax asset was remeasured as of December 31, 2017 and a $2.1 million charge was taken in the fourth quarter. The impact from the TCJA may differ from this estimate, due to, among other things, further refinement of Evans’ calculations, changes in interpretations and assumptions Evans has made, guidance that may be issued and actions Evans may take as a result of tax reform.

Excluding the impact of the TCJA, net income for the full year of 2017 (non-GAAP) was up 52% to $12.6 million, or $2.59 per diluted share. A reconciliation of net income excluding the impact of the deferred tax asset writedown (non-GAAP) to GAAP net income is set forth in a supplemental schedule at the conclusion of this release.

Net income was $1.0 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared with $3.7 million, or $0.76 per diluted share, in the trailing third quarter of 2017 and $2.3 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, in last year’s fourth quarter. The decrease in net income was primarily attributable to the TCJA impact. Excluding the impact of the TCJA, net income for the fourth quarter (non-GAAP) increased 31% to $3.1 million, or $0.62 per diluted share.

Return on average equity was 3.32% for the fourth quarter of 2017 compared with 12.71% in the trailing third quarter and 9.70% in the prior-year period.

“2017 was another year of outstanding performance and record results as Evans leveraged its community banking model along with strategic investments in people, the community, and enhanced products and services to deliver 27% annual net income growth. Excluding the impact of federal tax reform, net income results for 2017 were 52% higher than the prior year. We are continuing to see market share gains as a result of execution of our strategic priorities,” said David J. Nasca, President and CEO of Evans Bancorp. “Overall, our robust performance demonstrates our commitment to driving profitability, shareholder returns, and building the business for long-term success. The balance sheet continued to show impressive growth while maintaining strong asset quality metrics, deposits were up across all product lines, and core earnings were measurably higher over the prior year. Tax reform is expected to be helpful to the Company into the future.”

Mr. Nasca added, “Supporting our associates and being deeply rooted in the community is at the heart of what we do and who we are. The recent tax legislation enhances our ability to show support for those who make our success possible: employees and the community. Evans contributed $300 thousand to the Evans Bank Foundation Fund, which will go to community organizations that invest in and enrich our region. Additionally, all non-senior level associates, or about 86% of our employee base, will receive a one-time bonus of $1,000.”

                               
Net Interest Income
($ in thousands)
 
4Q 2017 3Q 2017 4Q 2016
 
Interest income $ 12,794 $ 12,574 $ 10,664
Interest expense 1,634 1,479 1,261
Net interest income 11,160 11,095 9,403
Provision for loan losses         602         161         371
Net interest income after provision $ 10,558 $ 10,934 $ 9,032
 

Net interest income increased $0.1 million, or 1%, from the trailing third quarter of 2017 and $1.8 million, or 19%, from the prior-year fourth quarter, reflecting strong loan and demand deposit growth. The Company’s commercial loan portfolio continued to grow at a significant rate as average commercial loan balances, including both commercial real estate and commercial and industrial (“C&I”) loans, were $822 million in the fourth quarter, up 4%, or 17% on an annualized basis, from $789 million in the trailing third quarter and 10% from $745 million in the 2016 fourth quarter.

Net interest margin of 3.79% declined 12 basis points from the 2017 third quarter, but improved 13 basis points from the prior year’s fourth quarter. The trailing third quarter’s net interest income benefited $0.4 million, or 14 basis points, from the full payoff of two loans that were formerly in nonaccrual status. At the time of the payoff, $0.4 million in interest payments previously received were recognized as income. The uptick in net interest margin year-over-year was due to an improvement in loan yields, which have continued to benefit from the re-pricing of variable rate loans tied to the Company’s prime rate. The prime rate was 4.50% as of the end of 2017 compared with 4.25% at September 30, 2017 and 3.75% at the conclusion of 2016. The change in prime rate reflects the increase in the federal funds rate targeted by the Federal Reserve. This improvement in loan yields was somewhat offset by an increase in the cost of interest-bearing liabilities. The average rate paid on deposits and other borrowings was 0.73% in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared with 0.69% in the third quarter of 2017 and 0.64% in the fourth quarter of 2016. With rising short-term interest rates and the Company seeking to exercise pricing discipline, savings deposit growth slowed significantly in the second half of 2017. As a result, during the fourth quarter of 2017 the Company funded most of its loan growth with time deposits and other wholesale borrowings which have a higher average cost than savings deposits. When compared with last year’s fourth quarter, the average time deposit rate of 1.34% was 9 basis points higher and the average other borrowings rate of 1.71% was 45 basis points higher.

The increase in loan loss provision in the fourth quarter of 2017 was mostly due to the quarter’s significant loan growth and a single charge-off of a C&I loan in the quarter of $757,000. The loan was previously recognized as impaired and in nonaccrual status with a $0.4 million reserve. Outside of the isolated instance of the large charge-off, other credit quality metrics were favorable, including an $8 million decrease in criticized loans from $38 million at each of December 31, 2016 and September 30, 2017 to $30 million at the end of 2017. Criticized loans are defined by the Company as those loans rated special mention, substandard or doubtful by the Company’s internal risk ratings.

                           
Asset Quality
($ in thousands)
 
4Q 2017 3Q 2017 4Q 2016
 
Total non-performing loans $ 13,715 $ 13,389 $ 12,020
Total net loan charge-offs (recoveries) 765 157 167
Non-performing loans/ Total loans 1.29 % 1.34 % 1.28 %
Net loan (recoveries) charge-offs/ Average loans 0.30 % 0.06 % 0.07 %
Allowance for loan losses/ Total loans 1.32 % 1.42 % 1.48 %
 

The Company’s non-performing loans increased as loans 90 days past due and accruing increased from zero at the end of the third quarter of 2017 to $0.7 million at the end of 2017. Management considers these loans well-collateralized and they are in the process of collection.

John B. Connerton, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, noted, “Overall, credit quality is solid. The improvement in criticized loans during the quarter reflects our focus on proactive portfolio management and solid credit fundamentals. We have elevated our expertise, enhanced our risk management infrastructure and invested in systems over the past few years to support the strong growth in our loan portfolio.”

                               
Non-Interest Income
($ in thousands)
 
4Q 2017 3Q 2017 4Q 2016
 
Deposit service charges $ 481 $ 448 $ 429
Insurance service and fee revenue 1,649 2,169 1,344
Bank-owned life insurance 464 128 135
Loss on tax credit investment (1,740 ) (1,338 ) (883 )
Refundable NY state historic tax credit 1,224 972 609
Other income         949           986           1,009  
Total non-interest income $ 3,027 $ 3,365 $ 2,643
 

Evans’ focus on the community extends to financing historic rehabilitation projects in the City of Buffalo and the Company enhances its yield by investing in the related tax credits. When a project is completed, Evans begins to recognize tax benefits with an associated reduction in the investment. In the current quarter, the positive impact to net income was $0.5 million as a $1.2 million refundable New York State tax credit was recorded in non-interest income and a corresponding $1.0 million tax benefit was realized in income tax expense, offset by a $1.7 million write-off on the investment. The write-off was contemplated during the pricing of the initial investment in the tax credit project, which projects that the Company earns its desired return on investment.

Insurance revenue decreased $0.5 million from the trailing third quarter due to the seasonal decrease in commercial lines insurance commissions. The increase of $0.3 million from the previous year’s fourth quarter resulted from improved performance across various business lines, including commercial lines insurance, personal lines insurance, and employee benefit plans sales.

The Company recognized a $0.3 million gain on a bank-owned life insurance (“BOLI”) claim in the fourth quarter of 2017. There were no policy claims in the third quarter of 2017 or fourth quarter of 2016.

                               
Non-Interest Expense
($ in thousands)
 
4Q 2017 3Q 2017 4Q 2016
 
Salaries and employee benefits $ 6,319 $ 6,343 $ 5,838
Occupancy 844 805 744
Advertising and public relations 378 311 315
Professional services 594 514 445
Technology and communications 740 730 621
Amortization of intangibles 29 28 -
FDIC insurance 189 195 210
Other expenses         1,293         910         965
Total non-interest expenses $ 10,386 $ 9,836 $ 9,138
 

Salaries and benefits costs were flat when compared with the third quarter of 2017, but 8% higher than last year’s fourth quarter, reflecting strategic personnel hires in 2017 to support the Company’s continued growth.

The increase in other expenses in the fourth quarter reflects a $300,000 contribution to the Evans Bank Foundation Fund (“the Foundation”). The Foundation contributes to community organizations reflecting the Company’s values and impacting the Western New York region in a positive and meaningful way.

The efficiency ratio for the fourth quarter of 2017 was 70.4% and improved from the 74.2% ratio in the fourth quarter of 2016, but was higher than the 66.2% ratio in the third quarter of 2017. The increase over the third quarter reflects the impact of seasonal insurance agency revenue and the contribution to the Foundation.

2017 Year-end Balance Sheet Highlights

Total assets reached $1.3 billion as of December 31, 2017, a 6% increase from $1.2 billion at September 30, 2017 and 18% higher than $1.1 billion at December 31, 2016. The Company had strong loan growth in a competitive environment as the loan portfolio increased by $123 million, or 13%, to $1.1 billion. Loan growth from the end of the third quarter was $67 million, or 7%, which equates to a 27% annualized growth rate for the quarter. Loan growth in the fourth quarter and the full fiscal year was predominantly in the commercial real estate and C&I loan portfolios.

Deposit growth was strong in 2017, increasing 12% to $1.1 billion at December 31, 2017. The year-over-year increase was across all of the Company’s product categories, including demand deposit growth of 9%, NOW account growth of 23%, savings deposit growth of 5%, and time deposit growth of 32%. Deposits were up $19 million, or 2%, during the fourth quarter, which was the equivalent of a 7% annualized growth rate. Deposit growth in the fourth quarter included higher time deposit balances of $20 million and an increase in NOW deposits of $13 million, somewhat offset by a decrease in savings deposits of $17 million. Time deposits continue to experience solid growth as customers have moved to products with higher rates, even if it means fixing their rate for a period of time. The increase in NOW deposits reflects the Company’s continued success in its government banking business line. With depositors reacting to the increase in short-term interest rates over the past year by seeking higher rates, savings deposit balances declined in the fourth quarter as the Company attempted to maintain pricing discipline.

2017 Year in Review (compared with prior-year period unless noted otherwise)

Net interest income for 2017 was $42.0 million, up 19%, primarily due to strong growth in the Company’s commercial loan portfolio and core deposit balances and an expanded net interest margin. Net interest margin was 3.80% in 2017, an increase of 13 basis points, mainly due to higher yields on loans and investment securities.

The Company’s provision for loan losses of $0.7 million was down from $1.2 million as the impact of loan growth was offset by reduced criticized loans and improvement in the performance of the Company’s largest non-performing loan. Net charge-offs expressed as a percentage of average loans was 0.07% in 2017, up from 0.02%. The ratio of non-performing loans to total loans was essentially flat at 1.29% at December 31, 2017 compared with 1.28% at the end of 2016.

Non-interest income was up $1.8 million, or 16%, to $13.0 million, due to a $1.4 million increase in insurance and financial services revenue and a $0.3 million gain on a BOLI claim.

Non-interest expense increased $3.5 million, or 10%, to $38.6 million. The increase in expense reflects higher salaries and employee benefits of $2.2 million, or 10%, due to merit increases, higher incentive compensation and the addition of new employees as part of the Company’s planned growth strategy. Technology expenses increased 27%, or $0.6 million, to $2.9 million as a result of the Company’s conversion to a new online banking platform in March 2017 and higher debit card expenses related to the Company’s migration to EMV chip cards in late 2016.

Income tax expense for the year was $5.2 million, representing an effective tax rate of 33.2% compared with an effective tax rate of 18.9% in 2016. The difference was driven by the $2.1 million charge to the Company’s deferred tax asset due to the TCJA signed in December 2017 and by the impact of historic tax credit investment transactions in 2017 and 2016. Excluding the impact of the historic tax credit transactions and the writedown of the deferred tax asset, the 2017 effective tax rate (non-GAAP) was 29.7% compared with 30.1% in 2016. The reconciliation of the effective tax rates excluding the impact of the TCJA and historic tax credit investments, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, to the most directly comparable GAAP measure is provided in the attached tables at the end of this release.

The efficiency ratio for 2017 measurably improved to 68.5% from 74.0%.

Capital Management

The Company consistently maintains regulatory capital ratios measurably above the Federal “well capitalized” standard, including a Tier 1 leverage ratio of 10.06% at December 31, 2017. Book value per share increased to $24.74 at December 31, 2017 from $24.60 at September 30, 2017 and $22.50 at December 31, 2016.

Evans completed a follow-on capital raise with net proceeds of over $14 million in January 2017. The additional capital is being deployed to further support organic growth.

The Company paid cash dividends of $0.80 per common share in 2017, an increase of 5% over 2016.

Outlook

Mr. Nasca concluded, “Strategic execution and the long-term investments we continue to make in improving and expanding the business, including employee benefits, business banking, municipal banking services, deposit products, and insurance, have driven our growth and performance. Delivering on our community financial institution focus and building on these investments gives us confidence that 2018 will provide another year of meaningful expansion and profitability.”

Webcast and Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call and webcast on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 4:45 p.m. ET. Management will review the financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2017, as well as the Company’s strategy and outlook. A question and answer session will follow the formal presentation.

The conference call can be accessed by calling (201) 689-8471. Alternatively, the webcast can be monitored at www.evansbancorp.com.

A telephonic replay will be available from 7:45 p.m. ET on the day of the teleconference until Thursday, February 8, 2018. To listen to the archived call, dial (412) 317-6671 and enter conference ID number 13675056, or access the webcast replay at www.evansbancorp.com, where a transcript will be posted once available.

About Evans Bancorp, Inc.

Evans Bancorp, Inc. is a financial holding company and the parent company of Evans Bank, N.A., a commercial bank with $1.3 billion in assets and $1.1 billion in deposits at December 31, 2017. Evans is a full-service community bank, with 14 branches, providing comprehensive financial services to consumer, business and municipal customers throughout Western New York. The Evans Agency, LLC, provides life insurance, employee benefits, and property and casualty insurance through nine insurance offices in the Western New York region. Evans Investment Services provides non-deposit investment products, such as annuities and mutual funds.

Evans Bancorp, Inc. and Evans Bank routinely post news and other important information on their websites, at www.evansbancorp.com and www.evansbank.com.

Safe Harbor Statement: This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning future business, revenue and earnings. These statements are not historical facts or guarantees of future performance, events or results. There are risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results of Evans Bancorp to differ materially from the results expressed or implied by such statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements include competitive pressures among financial services companies, interest rate trends, general economic conditions, changes in legislation or regulatory requirements, effectiveness at achieving stated goals and strategies, and difficulties in achieving operating efficiencies. These risks and uncertainties are more fully described in Evans Bancorp’s Annual and Quarterly Reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. Evans Bancorp undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking information, whether as a result of new, updated information, future events or otherwise.

TABLES FOLLOW

           
EVANS BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands, except shares and per share data)
 
12/31/2017 9/30/2017 6/30/2017 3/31/2017 12/31/2016
ASSETS
Investment Securities $ 149,152 $ 152,787 $ 142,597 $ 116,304 $ 97,205
Loans 1,065,315 998,005 976,493 945,583 942,512
Allowance for loan losses (14,019 ) (14,182 ) (14,178 ) (13,579 ) (13,916 )
Goodwill and intangible assets 8,553 8,581 8,609 8,638 8,406
All other assets 86,632 74,963 69,325 82,714 66,502
Total assets $ 1,295,633 $ 1,220,154 $ 1,182,846 $ 1,139,660 $ 1,100,709
 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS'
EQUITY
Demand deposits 219,664 216,250 207,348 194,747 201,741
NOW deposits 109,378 96,741 99,131 103,907 88,632
Savings deposits 535,730 552,559 547,760 531,408 508,652
Time deposits 186,457 166,769 164,817 147,915 140,949
Total deposits 1,051,229 1,032,319 1,019,056 977,977 939,974
Borrowings 108,869 54,310 35,411 33,009 49,689
Other liabilities 17,193 16,033 12,816 16,047 14,298
Total stockholders' equity 118,342 117,492 115,563 112,627 96,748
 
SHARES AND CAPITAL RATIOS
Common shares outstanding 4,782,505 4,776,360 4,773,005 4,763,696 4,300,634
Book value per share $ 24.74 $ 24.60 $ 24.21 $ 23.64 $ 22.50
Tier 1 leverage ratio 10.06

%

 

10.38

%

 

10.57

%

 

10.76

%

 

9.49

%

 

Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio 11.66

%

 

12.33

%

 

12.39

%

 

12.58

%

 

10.82

%

 

Total risk-based capital ratio 12.91

%

 

13.59

%

 

13.64

%

 

13.83

%

 

12.07

%

 

 
ASSET QUALITY DATA
Total non-performing loans $ 13,715 $ 13,389 $ 13,901 $ 12,285 $ 12,020
Total net loan (recoveries) charge-offs 765 157 (189 ) (98 ) 167
 
Non-performing loans/Total loans 1.29

%

 

1.34

%

 

1.42

%

 

1.30

%

 

1.28

%

 

Net loan charge-offs (recoveries)/Average loans 0.30

%

 

0.06

%

 

(0.08

)%

 

(0.04

)%

 

0.07

%

 

Allowance for loans losses/Total loans 1.32

%

 

1.42

%

 

1.45

%

 

1.44

%

 

1.48

%

 

 
             
EVANS BANCORP, INC AND SUBSIDIARIES
SELECTED OPERATIONS DATA (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
 

2017

2017 2017 2017 2016
Fourth Quarter Third Quarter Second Quarter First Quarter Fourth Quarter
Interest income $ 12,794 $ 12,574 $ 11,462 $ 10,918 $ 10,664
Interest expense 1,634 1,479 1,344 1,274 1,261
Net interest income 11,160 11,095 10,118 9,644 9,403
Provision (credit) for loan losses 602 161 410 (435 ) 371
Net interest income after provision 10,558 10,934 9,708 10,079 9,032
 
Deposit service charges 481 448 428 390 429
Insurance service and fee revenue 1,649 2,169 1,912 2,168 1,344
Bank-owned life insurance 464 128 142 130 135
Loss on tax credit investment (1,740 ) (1,338 ) (919 ) - (883 )
Refundable NY state historic tax credit 1,224 972 647 - 609
Other income 949 986 879 834 1,009
Total non-interest income 3,027 3,365 3,089 3,522 2,643
 
Salaries and employee benefits 6,319 6,343 6,030 5,716 5,838
Occupancy 844 805 775 775 744
Advertising and public relations 378 311 216 190 315
Professional services 594 514 550 602 445
Technology and communications 740 730 804 607 621
Amortization of intangibles 29 28 28 28 -
FDIC insurance 189 195 129 227 210
Other expenses 1,293 910 785 910 965
Total non-interest expenses 10,386 9,836 9,317 9,055 9,138
 
Income before income taxes 3,199 4,463 3,480 4,546 2,537
Income tax provision 2,207 740 862 1,400 198
Net income 992 3,723 2,618 3,146 2,339
 
PER SHARE DATA
Net income per common share-diluted $ 0.20 $ 0.76 $ 0.54 $ 0.66 $ 0.53
Cash dividends per common share $ - $ 0.40 $ - $ 0.40 $ -
Weighted average number of diluted shares 4,904,270 4,896,967 4,880,454 4,757,062 4,390,553
 
PERFORMANCE RATIOS
Return on average total assets 0.32

%

 

1.24

%

 

0.90

%

 

1.14

%

 

0.86

%

 

Return on average stockholders' equity 3.32

%

 

12.71

%

 

9.13

%

 

11.59

%

 

9.70

%

 

Efficiency ratio 70.44

%

 

66.15

%

 

68.91

%

 

68.56

%

 

74.17

%

 

 
             
EVANS BANCORP, INC AND SUBSIDIARIES
SELECTED AVERAGE BALANCES AND YIELDS/RATES (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands)
2017 2017 2017 2017 2016
Fourth Quarter Third Quarter Second Quarter First Quarter Fourth Quarter
AVERAGE BALANCES
 
Loans, net $ 1,009,497 $ 970,988 $ 941,446 $ 924,612 $ 915,095
Investment securities 155,475 152,991 127,692 107,024 105,319
Interest-bearing deposits at banks   2,380   1,713   16,840   5,943   1,537
Total interest-earning assets 1,167,352 1,125,692 1,085,978 1,037,579 1,021,951
Non interest-earning assets   79,234   72,887   71,310   70,724   71,247
Total Assets $ 1,246,586 $ 1,198,579 $ 1,157,288 $ 1,108,303 $ 1,093,198
 
NOW 92,089 91,962 97,422 94,088 85,279
Savings 549,466 545,900 540,995 510,632 504,394
Time deposits   181,291   163,087   152,112   144,888   131,479
Total interest-bearing deposits 822,846 800,949 790,529 749,608 721,152
Other borrowings   70,986   51,224   32,813   38,748   61,076
Total interest-bearing liabilities 893,832 852,173 823,342 788,356 782,228
 
Demand deposits 219,291 214,228 205,361 196,331 198,616
Other non-interest bearing liabilities 14,097 15,035 13,860 15,053 15,873
Stockholders' equity   119,366   117,143   114,725   108,563   96,481
 
Total Liabilities and Equity $ 1,246,586 $ 1,198,579 $ 1,157,288 $ 1,108,303 $ 1,093,198
 
YIELD/RATE
 
Loans, net 4.65 % 4.76 % 4.54 % 4.49 % 4.39 %
Investment securities 2.45 % 2.35 % 2.43 % 2.50 % 2.12 %
Interest-bearing deposits at banks 0.67 % 1.62 % 1.02 % 0.82 % 0.52 %
Total interest-earning assets 4.35 % 4.43 % 4.23 % 4.27 % 4.15 %
 
NOW 0.22 % 0.22 % 0.22 % 0.22 % 0.23 %
Savings 0.48 % 0.48 % 0.48 % 0.48 % 0.48 %
Time deposits 1.34 % 1.30 % 1.28 % 1.27 % 1.25 %
Total interest-bearing deposits 0.64 % 0.62 % 0.60 % 0.60 % 0.59 %
Other borrowings 1.71 % 1.76 % 1.88 % 1.65 % 1.26 %
Total interest-bearing liabilities 0.73 % 0.69 % 0.65 % 0.66 % 0.64 %
 
Interest rate spread 3.62 % 3.74 % 3.58 % 3.61 % 3.51 %
Contribution of interest-free funds 0.17 % 0.17 % 0.16 % 0.16 % 0.15 %
Net interest margin 3.79 % 3.91 % 3.74 % 3.77 % 3.66 %
             
EVANS BANCORP, INC AND SUBSIDIARIES
SELECTED OPERATIONS DATA (UNAUDITED)
(in thousands, except share and per share data)
 
2017 2016
Year to Date Year to Date % Change
Interest income $ 47,748 $ 39,955 20

%

Interest expense 5,731 4,707 22

%

Net interest income 42,017 35,248 19

%

Provision for loan losses 738 1,209 (39

)%

Net interest income after provision 41,279 34,039 21

%

 
Deposit service charges 1,747 1,750 -

%

Insurance service and fee revenue 7,898 6,519 21

%

Bank-owned life insurance 864 556 55

%

Loss on tax credit investment (3,997 ) (3,022 ) 32

%

Refundable NY state historic tax credit 2,843 2,117 34

%

Other income 3,648 3,332 9

%

Total non-interest income 13,003 11,252 16

%

 
Salaries and employee benefits 24,408 22,221 10

%

Occupancy 3,199 2,915 10

%

Advertising and public relations 1,095 1,022 7

%

Professional services 2,260 2,216 2

%

Technology and communications 2,881 2,274 27

%

FDIC insurance 740 752 (2

)%

Amortization of intangibles 113 - -

%

Other expenses 3,898 3,696 5

%

Total non-interest expenses 38,594 35,096 10

%

 
Income before income taxes 15,688 10,195 54

%

Income tax provision 5,209 1,923 171

%

Net income 10,479 8,272 27

%

 
PER SHARE DATA
Net income per common share-diluted $ 2.16 $ 1.90 14

%

Cash dividends per common share $ 0.80 $ 0.76 5

%

Weighted average number of diluted shares 4,860,828 4,358,517
 
PERFORMANCE RATIOS
Return on average total assets 0.89

%

 

0.80

%

 

Return on average stockholders' equity 9.11

%

 

8.74

%

 

Efficiency ratio 68.50

%

 

74.03

%

 

Net interest margin 3.80

%

 

3.67

%

 

Net loan charge-offs/Average loans 0.07

%

 

0.02

%

 

 
EVANS BANCORP, INC AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial measures (UNAUDITED)
($ in thousands, except per share data)

To provide investors with greater visibility of the Company’s operating results, in addition to the results measured in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), the Company is presenting its results excluding the impact of the TCJA and its historic tax credit investment activity, and those presentations constitute non-GAAP measures. Management views the TCJA as an unusual non-recurring item and believes that the GAAP presentation of the historic tax credit impact is complicated for users to follow. This non-GAAP information is being disclosed because management believes that providing these non-GAAP financial measures provides investors with information useful in understanding the Company’s financial performance, its performance trends, and financial position. While the Company’s management uses these non-GAAP measures in its analysis of the Company’s performance, this information should not be viewed as a substitute for financial results determined in accordance with GAAP or considered to be more important than financial results determined in accordance with GAAP, nor is it necessarily comparable with non-GAAP measures which may be presented by other companies. The following is a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures referenced in this earnings release to the most directly comparable GAAP measures.

         
GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation
 
GAAP
($ in thousands, except per share data) 4Q 2017 3Q 2017 4Q 2016 2017 2016
 
Net Interest Income After Provision $ 10,558 10,934 9,032 41,279 34,039
Non-Interest Income 3,027 3,365 2,643 13,003 11,252
Non-Interest Expenses 10,386   9,836   9,138   38,594   35,096  
Income Before Taxes 3,199 4,463 2,537 15,688 10,195
Income Taxes   2,207   740   198   5,209   1,923  
Net Income $ 992   3,723   2,339   10,479   8,272  
 
Effective Tax Rate 69.0 % 16.6 % 7.8 % 33.2 % 18.9 %
 
Non-GAAP
4Q 2017 3Q 2017 4Q 2016 2017 2016
 
Net Interest Income After Provision $ 10,558 10,934 9,032 41,279 34,039
Non-Interest Income (excluding HTC impact) 3,543 3,731 2,917 14,157 12,157
Non-Interest Expenses 10,386   9,836   9,138   38,594   35,096  
Income Before Taxes (excluding HTC impact) 3,715 4,829 2,811 16,842 11,100
 
HTC impact presented in non-interest income (516 ) (366 ) (274 ) (1,154 ) (905 )
Other Non-interest Income 3,543   3,731   2,917   14,157   12,157  
Total Non-Interest Income 3,027 3,365 2,643 13,003 11,252
 
HTC impact presented in Income Taxes (973 ) (660 ) (656 ) (1,869 ) (1,413 )
Deferred Tax Asset write-off due to TCJA 2,074 - - 2,074 -
Income Taxes (excluding HTC and TCJA impact) 1,106   1,400   854   5,004   3,336  
Total Income Taxes 2,207 740 198 5,209 1,923
           
Net Income $ 992 3,723 2,339 10,479 8,272
 
Non-GAAP Effective Tax Rate (excluding HTC and TCJA impact) 29.8 % 29.0 % 30.4 % 29.7 % 30.1 %
 
Net Income 992 3,723 2,339 10,479 8,272
TCJA Impact 2,074   -   -   2,074   -  
Net Income excluding TCJA Impact 3,066   3,723   2,339   12,553   8,272  
 
Weighted average number of diluted shares 4,904,270 4,896,967 4,390,553 4,860,828 4,358,517
 
Per diluted common share:
Net income $ 0.20 0.76 0.53 2.16 1.90
TCJA impact 0.42   -   -   0.43   -  
Net Income excluding TCJA Impact 0.62   0.76   0.53   2.59   1.90  
 

Evans Bancorp, Inc.
John B. Connerton, 716-926-2000
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
jconner@evansbank.com
or
Kei Advisors LLC
Deborah K. Pawlowski, 716-843-3908
dpawlowski@keiadvisors.com

Source: Evans Bancorp, Inc.