Press Release

Avidbank Holdings, Inc. Announces Net Income of $7,263,000 for the Year Ended 2016

Company Release - 1/31/2017 6:00 AM ET

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Avidbank Holdings, Inc. ("the Company") (OTCBB: AVBH), a bank holding company and the parent company of Avidbank ("the Bank"), an independent full-service commercial bank serving businesses and consumers in Northern California, announced unaudited consolidated net income of $7,263,000 for 2016, a 97% increase compared to $3,681,000 for 2015.

Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2016 Financial Highlights

  • Net income in 2016 included $1,472,000 of income from life insurance benefits, offset by increases in interest expense on borrowings of $665,000 and a loan loss provision of $813,000. Results in 2015 included a provision for loan losses of $3,047,000. Net income excluding life insurance benefits was $5,791,000 in 2016, a 57% increase compared to $3,681,000 for 2015. Net interest income was $24,261,000 in 2016, an increase of $2,008,000 or 9% over the figure recorded in 2015.
  • Diluted earnings per common share were $1.56 in 2016, compared to $0.81 in 2015.
  • Net interest income was $6,440,000 for the fourth quarter of 2016, an increase of $619,000 over the $5,821,000 we achieved in the fourth quarter of 2015. The 11% increase over the prior year quarter reflects the improved revenue resulting from our continued loan growth in 2016 partially offset by subordinated debt borrowing costs.
  • Net income was $1,122,000 for the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to $1,645,000 for the fourth quarter of 2015. Results for the fourth quarter of 2016 included a $813,000 loan loss provision compared to no loan loss provision in the fourth quarter of 2015.
  • Diluted earnings per common share were $0.24 for the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to $0.36 for the fourth quarter of 2015.
  • Total assets grew by 7% in 2016, ending the fourth quarter at $647 million.
  • Total loans net of deferred fees grew by 28% in 2016, ending the fourth quarter at $515 million.
  • Total deposits grew by 7% in 2016, ending the fourth quarter at $568 million.
  • The Company continues to be well capitalized with a Tier 1 Leverage Ratio of 10.0%, a Tier 1 Risk Based Capital and Common Equity Tier 1 Risk Based Capital Ratio of 9.7%, and a Total Risk Based Capital Ratio of 12.4%.

Mark D. Mordell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Net interest income increased to $6.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, an 11% increase over the fourth quarter of 2015 as our strong loan growth continues. Loans grew $67 million in the fourth quarter with substantial gains in all major lending categories including C&I, Specialty Finance, Commercial Real Estate and Construction Lending. As a result of this significant growth, we incurred a $0.8 million loan loss provision in the fourth quarter, increasing our loan loss reserve to $6.2 million. We are pleased that as of December 31, 2016 we have no non-performing loans. The holding company contributed $4 million in capital to the Bank in December to strengthen our regulatory capital ratios and provide for future growth.

“We continue to maintain cautious and realistic underwriting standards as real estate and business valuations in the Bay Area are at or above historically high levels. We have added a senior credit executive to our executive team to bolster our underwriting process as we strive to build quality portfolios across all divisions. Non-interest expenses increased by $852,000 to $15.8 million in 2016 from $14.9 million in 2015 primarily due to increased investments in lending personnel. Our efficiency ratio improved to 60.7% in 2016, excluding life insurance benefits, from 62.6% in 2015 as we gain efficiencies with our growth in earning assets. The Bank's total deposits decreased by $31 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, and increased by $36 million from the same quarter in 2015. Both changes were due to fluctuations in large demand deposit accounts. As a result, our core deposits decreased to 86.4% of total deposits in December 2016 from 92.2% in September 2016. Our net interest margin was 4.14% for the quarter ended December 2016 compared to 3.78% for the immediately preceding quarter due to changes in the mix of earning assets in favor of higher yielding loans.”

Results for the year ended December 31, 2016

Net interest income before provision for loan losses was $24.3 million in 2016, an increase of $2.0 million or 9% over the prior year. Higher outstanding average loan balances were the primary reason for the increase. Average loans net of deferred fees were $439 million for 2016 compared to $397 million for 2015. Average earning assets were $597 million in 2016, a 17% increase over the prior year. Net interest margin was 4.06% for 2016 compared to 4.36% for 2015. The decrease in net interest margin was primarily caused by a decline in loan yields due to the current competitive interest rate environment and by increased subordinated debt borrowing costs. A loan loss provision of $813,000 was recorded in 2016 and a $3,047,000 provision was taken in 2015. We had no charge-offs and recoveries of $37,000 in the year ended 2016 compared to charge-offs of $2,554,000 and recoveries of $27,000 for 2015.

Non-interest income was $3,220,000 in 2016, an increase of $1,608,000 or 100% over 2015, which was primarily attributable to $1,472,000 in life insurance benefits received in the second quarter of 2016.

Non-interest expense increased by $852,000 to $15.8 million in 2016 compared to $14.9 million in 2015 as investments in loan production personnel were partially offset by increased deferred costs on new loan originations and loan renewals.

The effective tax rate was 33.2% in 2016 compared to 37.4% in 2015. The decrease in the effective tax rate in 2016 was due to proceeds from life insurance benefits.

Results for the quarter ended December 31, 2016

For the three months ended December 31, 2016, net interest income before provision for loan losses was $6.4 million, an increase of $0.6 million or 11% compared to the fourth quarter of 2015. The increase was primarily the result of higher average loans outstanding partially offset by an increase in interest expense from subordinated debt borrowing costs. Average gross loans outstanding for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 were $476.5 million, compared to $409.2 million for the same quarter in 2015, an increase of $67.3 million or 16%. Average earning assets were $618.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, a 13% increase over the fourth quarter of the prior year. Loans made up 77% of average earning assets at the end of the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to 75% at the end of the fourth quarter of 2015. Net interest margin was 4.14% for the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to 4.20% for the fourth quarter of 2015. A loan loss provision of $813,000 was taken in the fourth quarter of 2016 and no loan loss provision was taken in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Non-interest income was $540,000 in the fourth quarter of 2016, an increase of $166,000 or 44% compared to the fourth quarter of 2015. The increase was primarily due to a $136,000 FHLB special dividend received in November.

Non-interest expense increased by $840,000 in the fourth quarter of 2016 to $4,505,000 compared to $3,665,000 for the fourth quarter of 2015. This increase was primarily due to higher compensation costs related to increased staffing and performance bonuses, and was partially offset by increased deferrals of loan origination costs resulting from greater lending activity. The Bank's full time equivalent employees at December 31, 2016 and 2015 were 68 and 63, respectively. The Bank's efficiency ratio increased from 59.2% in the fourth quarter of 2015 to 64.5% in the fourth quarter of 2016 due to increased staffing expenses.

Balance Sheet

Total assets decreased to $647 million as of December 31, 2016, compared to $677 million at September 30, 2016 and $602 million on the same date one year ago. The decrease in total assets of $30 million, or 4%, from September 30, 2016 was primarily due to a decrease in demand deposits in the fourth quarter of 2016. The Company reported gross loans outstanding at December 31, 2016 of $515 million, which represented an increase of $67 million, or 15%, from $448 million at September 30, 2016, and an increase of $112 million, or 28%, over $403 million at December 31, 2015. The increase in total gross loans from September 30, 2016 was primarily attributable to increased Commercial Real Estate, Construction and C&I loans. The increase in loans from December 31, 2015 was primarily attributable to growth in Construction, CRE and Specialty Finance loans.

We had no non-accrual loans on December 31, 2016 compared to $1.9 million non-accrual loans comprising 0.47% of total loans at the end of the fourth quarter of the prior year. "Credit quality remains the primary consideration in our lending decisions and we strive to keep our non-performing loans to a minimum," observed Mr. Mordell.

The Company’s total deposits were $568 million as of December 31, 2016, which represented a decrease of $31 million, or 5%, compared to $599 million at September 30, 2016 and an increase of $36 million, or 7%, compared to $532 million at December 31, 2015. The decrease in deposits from September 30, 2016 was due to a drop in demand deposit accounts partially offset by an increase in brokered time deposits, while the increase from December 31, 2015 was caused by an increase in demand deposits and, to a lesser extent, time deposits.

Demand and transaction deposits represented 45.9% of total deposits at December 31, 2016, compared to 53.1% at September 30, 2016 and 43.1% for the same period one year ago. Core deposits represented 86.4% of total deposits at December 31, 2016, compared to 92.2% at September 30, 2016 and 88.5% at December 31, 2015.

About Avidbank

Avidbank Holdings, Inc., headquartered in Palo Alto, California, offers innovative financial solutions and services. We specialize in the following markets: commercial & industrial, specialty 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.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

($000, except share and per share amounts) (Unaudited)

                   

Assets

12/31/16

9/30/16

6/30/16

3/31/16

12/31/15

Cash and due from banks $12,458 $15,363 $23,797 $27,125 $21,277
Fed funds sold 7,841     92,950     80,775     73,885     89,045
Total cash and cash equivalents 20,299 108,313 104,572 101,010 110,322
 
Investment securities - available for sale 89,686 100,350 94,853 68,541 69,766
 
Loans, net of deferred loan fees 514,769 447,852 418,809 422,855 402,658
Allowance for loan losses (6,244)     (5,431)     (5,431)     (5,406)     (5,394)
Loans, net of allowance for loan losses 508,525 442,421 413,378 417,449 397,264
 
Bank owned life insurance 10,334 10,261 10,186 12,380 12,293
Premises and equipment, net 600 640 704 795 862
Accrued interest receivable & other assets 17,211     14,895     17,521     13,169     11,129
Total assets $646,655     $676,880     $641,214     $613,344     $601,636
 

Liabilities

Non-interest-bearing demand deposits $241,362 $298,275 $258,978 $199,630 $207,296
Interest bearing transaction accounts 19,420 20,034 17,717 20,391 22,068
Money market and savings accounts 215,656 219,203 216,564 229,031 227,089
Time deposits 91,560     61,793     72,917     93,273     75,291
Total deposits 567,998 599,305 566,176 542,325 531,744
 
Subordinated debt, net 11,677 11,655 11,631 11,627 11,613
Other liabilities 3,471     2,883     2,396     2,285     2,655
Total liabilities 583,146 613,843 580,202 556,237 546,011
 

Shareholders' equity

Common stock/additional paid-in capital 47,289 46,539 46,082 45,610 45,950
Retained earnings 17,157 16,036 14,401 11,102 9,724
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (937)     462     529     395     (49)
Total shareholders' equity 63,509 63,037 61,012 57,107 55,625
 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $646,655     $676,880     $641,214     $613,344     $601,636
 

Capital ratios

Tier 1 leverage ratio 9.96% 9.42% 9.83% 9.30% 9.41%
Tier 1 and Common Equity Tier 1 RBC ratio 9.67% 10.12% 10.37% 9.91% 10.21%
Total risk-based capital (RBC) ratio 12.41% 12.94% 13.36% 12.94% 13.40%
 
Book value per common share $13.50 $13.46 $13.27 $12.59 $12.49
Total common shares outstanding 4,704,297 4,682,851 4,596,200 4,537,577 4,452,853
 

Other Ratios

Non-interest bearing/total deposits 42.5% 49.8% 45.7% 36.8% 39.0%
Loan to deposit ratio 90.6% 74.7% 74.0% 78.0% 75.7%
Allowance for loan losses/total loans 1.21% 1.21% 1.30% 1.28% 1.34%
 
 

Avidbank Holdings, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

($000, except share and per share amounts) (Unaudited)

                   
Quarter Ended Year Ended

12/31/16

9/30/16

12/31/15

12/31/16

12/31/15

Interest and fees on loans and leases $6,401 $5,856 $5,745 $24,036 $21,543
Interest on investment securities 487 495 426 1,834 1,730
Other interest income 65     121     49     380     94
Total interest income 6,953 6,472 6,220 26,250 23,367
 
Deposit interest expense 300 279 284 1,135 925
Other interest expense 213     213     115     854     189
Total interest expense 513     492     399     1,989     1,114
Net interest income 6,440 5,980 5,821 24,261 22,253
 
Provision for loan losses 813     -     -     813     3,047

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

5,627 5,980 5,821 23,448 19,206
 
Service charges, fees and other income 467 291 285 1,437 1,297
Income from bank owned life insurance 73 75 89 1,786 348
Gain (Loss) on sale of investment securities -     (4)     -     (4)     (33)
Total non-interest income 540 362 374 3,220 1,612
 
Compensation and benefit expenses 2,889 2,145 2,202 9,923 9,288
Occupancy and equipment expenses 594 525 594 2,200 2,446
Other operating expenses 1,022     881     869     3,670     3,207
Total non-interest expense 4,505 3,551 3,665 15,793 14,941
 
Income before income taxes 1,662 2,791 2,530 10,875 5,877
Provision for income taxes 540     1,156     885     3,612     2,196
Net income $1,122     $1,635     $1,645     $7,263    

$3,681

 
 
 
Basic earnings per common share $0.24 $0.36 $0.37 $1.61 $0.83
Diluted earnings per common share $0.24 $0.35 $0.36 $1.56 $0.81
 
Average common shares outstanding 4,596,713 4,586,849 4,450,315 4,521,392 4,421,580
Average common fully diluted shares 4,716,502 4,694,744 4,570,053 4,656,713 4,519,136
 
Annualized returns:
Return on average assets 0.69% 0.98% 1.12% 1.14% 0.67%
Return on average common equity 7.01% 10.50% 11.92% 12.06% 6.87%
 
Net interest margin 4.14% 3.78% 4.20% 4.06% 4.36%
Cost of funds 0.35% 0.33% 0.30% 0.35% 0.23%
Efficiency ratio 64.54% 55.99% 59.16% 57.47% 62.61%
 
 

Avidbank Holdings, Inc.

Credit Trends

($000) (Unaudited)

                   

12/31/16

9/30/16

6/30/16

3/31/16

12/31/15

Allowance for Loan Losses

Balance, beginning of quarter $5,431 $5,431 $5,406 $5,394 $5,394
Provision for loan losses, quarterly 813 - - - -
Charge-offs, quarterly - - - - -
Recoveries, quarterly -     -     25     12     -
Balance, end of quarter $6,244     $5,431     $5,431     $5,406     $5,394
 
 

Nonperforming Assets

Loans accounted for on a non-accrual basis $0 $392 $392 $1,898 $1,899

Loans with principal or interest contractually past due 90 days or more and still accruing interest

-     -     -     -     -
Nonperforming loans - 392 392 1,898 1,899
Other real estate owned -     -     -     -     -
Nonperforming assets $0     $392     $392     $1,898     $1,899

Loans restructured and in compliance with modified terms

-     457     462     466     470
Nonperforming assets & restructured loans $0     $849     $854     $2,364     $2,369
 
 
Nonperforming Loans by Type:
Commercial $0 $392 $392 $1,898 $1,899
Real Estate Loans -     -     -     -     -
Total Nonperforming loans $0     $392     $392     $1,898     $1,899
 
 

Asset Quality Ratios

Allowance for loan losses (ALLL) / gross loans 1.21% 1.21% 1.30% 1.28% 1.34%
ALLL / nonperforming loans 0.00% 1385.46% 1385.46% 284.83% 284.04%
Nonperforming assets / total assets 0.00% 0.06% 0.06% 0.31% 0.32%
Nonperforming loans / gross loans 0.00% 0.09% 0.09% 0.45% 0.47%
Net quarterly charge-offs / gross loans 0.00% 0.00% -0.01% 0.00% 0.00%
 

Avidbank Holdings, Inc.
Steve Leen, 650-843-2204
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
sleen@avidbank.com
avidbank.com

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