Press Release

Avidbank Holdings, Inc. Announces Net Income of $514,000 for the First Quarter of 2013

Company Release - 4/25/2013 9:00 AM ET

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Avidbank Holdings, Inc. ("the Company") (OTCBB: AVBH), sole owner of Avidbank ("the Bank"), an independent full-service commercial bank serving businesses and consumers in Northern California, announced unaudited net income of $514,000 for the first quarter of 2013, compared to $771,000 during the same period in 2012.

Financial Highlights

  • Net income was $514,000 for the first quarter of 2013
  • Diluted earnings per common share were $0.16 for the first quarter, compared to $0.26 for the first quarter of 2012
  • Total assets grew by 22% over the previous 12 months, ending the first quarter at $417 million
  • Total loans outstanding grew by 9% over the previous 12 months, ending the first quarter at $242 million
  • Total deposits grew by 25% over the previous 12 months, ending the first quarter at $375 million
  • The Bank continues to be well capitalized with a Tier 1 Leverage Ratio of 8.9% and a Total Risk Based Capital Ratio of 12.3%

Mark D. Mordell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are pleased to announce that Avidbank Holdings, Inc. recorded its fifteenth consecutive profitable quarter for the three months ended March 31, 2013. As expected, net income for the first quarter of 2013 decreased by 33% compared to the first quarter of 2012 due to significant investments in key loan production personnel and new infrastructure and facilities. These investments are very important to the Bank’s long term plans as we continue to grow and gain market share. The Bank's loans, deposits and total assets all showed growth over the balances a year earlier. We have strategically added several highly experienced bankers to our team which has enabled us to open new loan production offices in San Jose and Redwood City."

For the three months ended March 31, 2013, net interest income before provision for loan losses was $3.9 million, an increase of more than $160,000 or 4% compared to the first quarter of 2012. The growth in net interest income was the result of growth in loans outstanding. Due in large part to the competitive market, net interest margin was 3.93% for the first quarter of 2013, compared to 4.48% for the first quarter of 2012. The decline in margin was mitigated by a reduction in our overall cost of funds from 0.64% in 2012 to 0.34% for the same period in 2013.

Non-interest expense grew by $557,000 to $3.1 million in the first quarter of 2013, compared to $2.5 million for the first quarter of 2012 and $2.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2012. These expense outlays are part of the Bank’s strategic initiative to deepen our current lending expertise while broadening our market footprint. These investments will lead to future growth in both loan and fee income.

Non-interest income excluding gains from the sale of investment securities was $125,000 in the first quarter of 2013; an increase of $18,000 or 17% over the first quarter of 2012 and $3,000 or 3% over the fourth quarter of 2012.

About Avidbank

Avidbank Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Palo Alto, California offers innovative financial solutions and services. We specialize in the following markets: commercial & industrial, corporate finance, asset-based lending, real estate construction and commercial real estate lending, and real estate bridge financing. Avidbank advances the success of our clients by providing them with financial opportunities and serving them as we wish to be served – with mutual effort, ingenuity and trust – creating long-term banking relationships.

Forward-Looking Statement:

This news release contains statements that are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about Avidbank's business based, in part, on assumptions made by management. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including those described above and the following: Avidbank's timely implementation of new products and services, technological changes, changes in consumer spending and savings habits and other risks discussed from time to time in Avidbank's reports and filings with banking regulatory agencies. In addition, such statements could be affected by general industry and market conditions and growth rates, and general domestic and international economic conditions. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and Avidbank does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.

                             

Avidbank Holdings, Inc.
Balance Sheet
(Unaudited) ($000 except per share amounts)

 

Assets

3/31/2013

12/31/2012

3/31/2012

Cash and due from banks $ 11,381 $ 21,493 $ 13,174
Fed funds sold   102,070   85,510   18,365
Total cash and cash equivalents 113,451 107,003 31,539
 
Investment securities - available for sale 54,767 55,343 80,971
 
Loans, net of deferred loan fees 242,225 247,269 221,564
Allowance for loan losses   (4,736)   (4,480)   (4,359)
Loans, net of allowance for loan losses 237,489 242,789 217,205
 
Premises and equipment, net 1,334 1,291 711
Accrued interest receivable & other assets   10,201   9,296   10,250
Total assets $ 417,242 $ 415,721 $ 340,676
 

Liabilities

Non-interest-bearing demand deposits $ 101,386 $ 105,518 $ 64,669
Interest bearing transaction accounts 15,990 17,293 14,765
Money market and savings accounts 197,639 185,664 152,870
Time deposits   60,931   66,520   67,856
Total deposits 375,946 374,994 300,159
 
Other liabilities   2,884   2,864   5,429
Total liabilities 378,830 377,858 305,588
 

Shareholders' equity

Preferred stock 5,963 5,952 5,918
Common stock 29,647 29,556 29,373
Retained earnings (accumulated deficit) 1,599 1,171 (544)
Accumulated other comprehensive income   1,204   1,184   340
Total shareholders' equity 38,412 37,863 35,088
 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 417,242 $ 415,721 $ 340,676
 
Tier 1 leverage ratio 8.87% 8.88% 9.96%
Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio 11.01% 10.78% 11.35%
Total risk-based capital ratio 12.26% 12.03% 12.68%
Book value per share (excluding TARP) $ 12.37 $ 12.22 $ 11.16
 

 

         

Avidbank Holdings, Inc.
Condensed Statements of Income
(Unaudited) ($000 except per share amounts)

   

 

For the Quarter Ended

3/31/2013

         

3/31/2012

Interest and fees on loans $ 3,722 $ 3,655
Interest on investment securities 404 529
Other interest income   54   20
Total interest income 4,180 4,203
Interest expense   318   501
Net interest income 3,862 3,702
 
Provision for loan losses   -   -
Net interest income after provision
for loan losses 3,862 3,702
 
Service charges, fees and other income 125 107
 
Compensation and benefit expenses 1,838 1,494
Occupancy and equipment expenses 971 792
Other operating expenses   286   253
Total non-interest expense 3,096 2,539
 
Income before income taxes 891 1270
Provision for income taxes   377   499
Net income $ 514 $ 771
 
Preferred dividends & warrant amortization   84   84
Net income applicable to
common shareholders

$

430

$ 687
 
Basic earnings per common share $ 0.16 $ 0.26
Diluted earnings per common share $ 0.16 $ 0.26
 
Weighted average shares outstanding 2,616,099 2,603,827

Weighted average diluted shares
outstanding

2,695,340 2,628,127
Total shares outstanding at period end 2,623,852 2,611,018
 
Return on average assets (annualized) 0.49% 0.88%
Return on average common equity (annual.) 6.37% 10.67%
 
Net interest margin 3.93% 4.48%
Cost of funds 0.34% 0.64%
Efficiency ratio 78% 67%
 

Avidbank Holdings, Inc.
Steve Leen, 650-843-2204
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
[email protected]
avidbank.com

Source: Avidbank Holdings, Inc.