Press Release

Avidbank Holdings, Inc. Announces Net Income of $3,452,000 for the Third Quarter of 2019

Company Release - 10/16/2019 6:00 AM ET

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Avidbank Holdings, Inc. ("the Company") (OTC Pink: AVBH), a bank holding company and the parent company of Avidbank ("the Bank"), an independent full-service commercial bank serving businesses and individuals primarily in Northern California, announced unaudited consolidated net income of $3,452,000 for the third quarter of 2019 compared to $2,865,000 for the same period in 2018.

Year-to-Date and Third Quarter 2019 Financial Highlights

  • Net income was $9,808,000 in the first nine months of 2019 compared to $7,639,000 in the first nine months of 2018. Net income in the first nine months of 2019 included a $1.3 million loan loss provision while net income in 2018 reflected a $0.7 million loan loss provision. Net interest income was $33,632,000 in the first nine months of 2019, an increase of $6,500,000 or 24% over the figure recorded in the first nine months of 2018.
  • Diluted earnings per common share were $1.66 in the first nine months of 2019, compared to $1.30 in the first nine months of 2018. The increase in earnings per share was the result of higher earnings in 2019. Weighted average common fully diluted shares outstanding were 5,904,960 and 5,865,859 in the first nine months of 2019 and 2018, respectively.
  • Net interest income was $11,164,000 for the third quarter of 2019, an increase of $1,568,000 over the $9,596,000 we recorded in the third quarter of 2018. The 16% increase over the prior year quarter reflects the impact of our loan growth over the past twelve months.
  • Net income was $3,452,000 for the third quarter of 2019, compared to $2,865,000 for the third quarter of 2018. Results for the third quarter of 2019 reflected a loan loss provision of $39,000 compared to a $665,000 loan loss provision in the third quarter of 2018.
  • Diluted earnings per common share were $0.58 for the third quarter of 2019, compared to $0.49 for the third quarter of 2018.
  • Total assets grew by 22% in the first nine months of 2019, ending the third quarter at $1.1 billion.
  • Total loans net of deferred fees grew by 13% in the first nine months of 2019, ending the third quarter at $909 million.
  • Total deposits grew by 11% in the first nine months of 2019, ending the third quarter at $888 million.
  • The Company continues to be well capitalized for regulatory purposes with a Tier 1 Leverage Ratio of 10.84%, a Tier 1 Risk Based Capital and Common Equity Tier 1 Risk Based Capital Ratio of 10.16%, and a Total Risk Based Capital Ratio of 12.26%.

Mark D. Mordell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "Net interest income increased to $11.2 million in the third quarter of 2019, a 16% increase over the third quarter of 2018, due to our loan growth over the past twelve months. Loans grew $51.5 million in the third quarter primarily as a result of higher C&I, Commercial Real Estate, Specialty Finance and Venture Lending loans offsetting construction loan payoffs. We continue to be committed to a strong growth strategy to achieve scale and optimal profitability. We are also continuing to be opportunistic when identifying additional personnel and infrastructure that can be accretive to our cause. We have added several new employees in the first nine months of 2019 reflecting the expansion of our Venture Lending and Structured Finance divisions that are key areas for diversification and growth. Additionally, we invested further in administrative infrastructure as we scale. We have added personnel in Credit Administration, Operations, BSA and Gina Thoma-Peterson, our first Chief Operating Officer, started in September. The individuals we have in leadership and support roles position us well to continue our franchise growth strategy to scale our balance sheet and operations to serve our markets.”

Mr. Mordell continued, “Our investments in increased staffing and expanded infrastructure over the last 24 to 36 months are generating results according to plan as our robust loan and deposit growth provide increased economies of scale. Non-interest expense increased by $1,331,000 to $6,993,000 in the third quarter of 2019, up from $5,662,000 in the third quarter of 2018 primarily due to these increased investments. Our efficiency ratio increased to 59% in the third quarter of 2019, up from 56% in the third quarter of 2018 as a result of the increased expenses. Total deposits increased by $58 million in the third quarter of 2019 compared to the second quarter of 2019 and increased by $99 million from the third quarter of 2018. The increase in deposits from June 30, 2019 was due to higher demand deposits and brokered deposits. The increase in deposits over the third quarter of 2018 was primarily due to an increase in money market accounts, brokered deposits and demand deposits. Our net interest margin grew to 4.49% in the third quarter of 2019, compared to 4.47% in the third quarter of 2018 due to growth in loans. Return on assets was 1.32% in the third quarter of 2019 compared to 1.25% in the second quarter of 2019 and 1.28% in the third quarter of 2018.”

Results for the nine months ended September 30, 2019

Net interest income before provision for loan losses was $33.6 million in the first nine months of 2019, an increase of $6.5 million or 24% over the same period of the prior year. Higher average outstanding loan balances were the primary reason for the increase. Average total loans were $845 million in the first nine months of 2019 compared to $683 million in the first nine months of 2018. Average earning assets were $957 million in the first nine months of 2019, a 19% increase over the prior year. Net interest margin was 4.70% in the first nine months of 2019 compared to 4.53% for the same period in 2018. The increase in net interest margin was primarily caused by an increase in higher yielding loans in the mix of earning assets. A loan loss provision of $1.3 million was recorded in the first nine months of 2019 and a $0.7 million loan loss provision was recorded in the first nine months of 2018. We had $107,000 of charge-offs and $151,000 of recoveries in the first nine months of 2019 compared to $151,000 of charge-offs and minimal recoveries for the same period in 2018.

Non-interest income was $2,197,000 in the first nine months of 2019, an increase of $401,000 or 22% over 2018 reflecting increased service charges on deposit accounts. Non-interest income in the first nine months of 2019 included a $306,000 gain from the sale of collateral on a workout loan while non-interest income in the first nine months of 2018 included $281,000 of earnings from an investment in an SBIC fund.

Non-interest expense increased by $3.1 million to $20.7 million in the first nine months of 2019 compared to $17.7 million in 2018 due primarily to increased investments in loan production personnel.

The effective tax rate was 29.0% in the first nine months of 2019 compared to 28.0% for the same period in 2018.

Results for the quarter ended September 30, 2019

For the three months ended September 30, 2019, net interest income before provision for loan losses was $11.2 million, an increase of $1.6 million or 16% compared to the third quarter of 2018. The increase was primarily the result of higher average loans outstanding. Average total loans outstanding for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 were $880 million, compared to $720 million for the same quarter in 2018, an increase of 22%. Average earning assets were $987 million in the third quarter of 2019, a 16% increase over the third quarter of the prior year. Loans made up 89% of average earning assets at the end of the third quarter of 2019 compared to 85% at the end of the third quarter of 2018. Net interest margin was 4.49% for the third quarter of 2019, compared to 4.47% for the third quarter of 2018. A loan loss provision of $39,000 was taken in the third quarter of 2019 compared with a $665,000 loan loss provision taken in the third quarter of 2018.

Non-interest income was $686,000 in the third quarter of 2019, an increase of $165,000 or 32% compared to the third quarter of 2018. The increase was primarily the result of increased service charges on deposit accounts as a result of our growth.

Non-interest expense increased by $1,331,000 in the third quarter of 2019 to $6,993,000 compared to $5,662,000 for the third quarter of 2018. This increase was primarily due to higher compensation costs related to increased staffing. The Company's full-time equivalent employees at September 30, 2019 and 2018 were 107 and 92, respectively. The Company's efficiency ratio increased from 56% in the third quarter of 2018 to 59% in the third quarter of 2019 due to increased expenses from the growth in staff.

Balance Sheet

Total assets were $1.1 billion as of September 30, 2019, compared to $1.0 billion at June 30, 2019 and $935 million on the same day one year ago. The increase in total assets of $93 million, or 9%, from June 30, 2019 was primarily due to higher loan balances and overnight funds that were funded by increased demand deposits, brokered deposits and Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) borrowings. The Company reported loans net of deferred fees at September 30, 2019 of $909 million, which represented an increase of $51 million, or 6%, from $858 million at June 30, 2019, and an increase of $152 million, or 20%, over $757 million at September 30, 2018. The increase in total loans from June 30, 2019 was primarily attributable to higher C&I, Commercial Real Estate, Specialty Finance and Venture Lending loans. The increase in loans from September 30, 2018 was due to higher C&I, Specialty Finance, Multi-family and Commercial Real Estate loans.

"We had $3.8 million in non-accrual loans on September 30, 2019, which was up from a $1.7 million balance at the end of the prior year. The non-accrual amount represents two loans secured by real estate," observed Mr. Mordell.

The Company’s total deposits were $888 million as of September 30, 2019, which represented an increase of $58 million, or 7%, compared to $830 million at June 30, 2019 and an increase of $98 million, or 12%, compared to $790 million at September 30, 2018. The increase in deposits from June 30, 2019 was due to higher demand deposits and brokered deposits. The increase from September 30, 2018 was primarily due to an increase in money market accounts, brokered deposits and demand deposits. The Company had $80 million of FHLB advances outstanding as of September 30, 2019 compared to $50 million at June 30, 2019 and $30 million as of September 30, 2018.

Demand and interest bearing transaction deposits represented 47% of total deposits at September 30, 2019, compared to 48% at June 30, 2019 and 52% for the same period one year ago. Core deposits, which include transaction deposits, money market accounts and CDs below $250,000, represented 82% of total deposits at September 30, 2019, compared to 85% at June 30, 2019 and 86% at September 30, 2018. The Company’s loan to deposit ratio was 102% at September 30, 2019 compared to 103% at June 30, 2019 and 96% at September 30, 2018.

About Avidbank

Avidbank Holdings, Inc. (OTC Pink: AVBH), headquartered in San Jose, California, offers innovative financial solutions and services. We specialize in commercial & industrial lending, venture lending, structured finance, asset-based lending, sponsor finance, real estate construction and commercial real estate lending. Avidbank provides a different approach to banking. We do what we say.

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. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts, and generally include the words “believes,” “plans,” “intends,” “expects,” “opportunity,” “anticipates,” “targeted,” “continue,” “remain,” “will,” “should,” “may,” or words of similar meaning. While we believe that our forward-looking statements and the assumptions underlying them are reasonably based, such statements and assumptions, are, by their nature subject to risks and uncertainties, and thus could later prove to be inaccurate or incorrect. Accordingly, actual results could materially differ from forward-looking statements for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to local, regional, national and international economic conditions and events and the impact they may have on us and our customers, and in particular in our market areas; ability to attract deposits and other sources of liquidity; oversupply of property inventory and deterioration in values of California real estate, both residential and commercial; a prolonged slowdown or decline in construction activity; changes in the financial performance and/or condition of our borrowers; changes in the level of non-performing assets and charge-offs; the cost or effect of acquisitions we may make; the effect of changes in laws and regulations (including laws, regulations and judicial decisions concerning financial reform, capital requirements, taxes, banking, securities, employment, executive compensation, insurance, and information security) with which we and our subsidiaries must comply; changes in estimates of future reserve requirements and minimum capital requirements based upon the periodic review thereof under relevant regulatory and accounting requirements; ability to adequately underwrite for our asset based and corporate finance lending business lines; our ability to raise capital; inflation, interest rate, securities market and monetary fluctuations; cyber-security threats including loss of system functionality or theft or loss of data; political instability; acts of war or terrorism, or natural disasters, such as earthquakes, or the effects of pandemic flu; destabilization in international economies resulting from the European sovereign debt crisis; the effects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act; the timely development and acceptance of new banking products and services and perceived overall value of these products and services by users; changes in consumer spending, borrowing and savings habits; technological changes; the ability to increase market share, retain customers and control expenses; ability to retain and attract key management and personnel; changes in the competitive environment among financial and bank holding companies and other financial service providers; continued volatility in the credit and equity markets and its effect on the general economy; the effect of changes in accounting policies and practices, as may be adopted by the regulatory agencies, as well as the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the Financial Accounting Standards Board and other accounting standard setters; changes in our organization, management, compensation and benefit plans, and our ability to retain or expand our management team; the costs and effects of legal and regulatory developments including the resolution of legal proceedings or regulatory or other governmental inquiries and the results of regulatory examinations or reviews; our success at managing the risks involved in the foregoing items. We do not undertake, and specifically disclaim any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect occurrences or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements except as required by law.

Avidbank Holdings, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

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

 

Assets

9/30/19

 

6/30/19

 

3/31/19

 

12/31/18

 

9/30/18

 

Cash and due from banks

$24,649

 

$12,887

 

$12,204

 

$19,252

 

$13,256

 

Due from Federal Reserve Bank

90,180

 

57,530

 

76,295

 

8,400

 

79,670

 

Total cash and cash equivalents

114,829

 

70,417

 

88,499

 

27,652

 

92,926

 

 

Investment securities - available for sale

53,571

 

55,002

 

55,654

 

56,491

 

57,401

 

 

Loans, net of deferred loan fees

909,312

 

857,831

 

831,772

 

807,339

 

757,115

 

Allowance for loan losses

(11,087

)

(11,155

)

(10,368

)

(9,758

)

(8,811

)

Loans, net of allowance for loan losses

898,225

 

846,676

 

821,404

 

797,581

 

748,304

 

 

Bank owned life insurance

11,088

 

11,019

 

10,953

 

10,890

 

10,822

 

Premises and equipment, net

5,238

 

5,296

 

5,507

 

5,723

 

5,951

 

Other real estate owned

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

2,094

 

Accrued interest receivable & other assets

31,751

 

33,031

 

31,736

 

18,568

 

17,776

 

Total assets

$1,114,702

 

$1,021,441

 

$1,013,753

 

$916,905

 

$935,274

 

 

Liabilities

Non-interest-bearing demand deposits

$401,360

 

$374,407

 

$376,976

 

$366,851

 

$384,731

 

Interest bearing transaction accounts

20,114

 

21,076

 

28,045

 

25,378

 

22,793

 

Money market and savings accounts

287,082

 

283,734

 

297,941

 

267,185

 

249,580

 

Time deposits

179,645

 

150,952

 

143,834

 

137,183

 

132,439

 

Total deposits

888,201

 

830,169

 

846,796

 

796,597

 

789,543

 

 

FHLB advances

80,000

 

50,000

 

30,000

 

-

 

30,000

 

Subordinated debt, net

11,908

 

11,887

 

11,866

 

11,845

 

11,824

 

Other liabilities

21,897

 

20,750

 

20,607

 

7,947

 

7,286

 

Total liabilities

1,002,006

 

912,806

 

909,269

 

816,389

 

838,653

 

 

Shareholders' equity

Common stock/additional paid-in capital

68,851

 

68,583

 

68,157

 

68,012

 

67,891

 

Retained earnings

43,861

 

40,408

 

37,226

 

34,053

 

30,581

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

(16

)

(356

)

(899

)

(1,549

)

(1,851

)

Total shareholders' equity

112,696

 

108,635

 

104,484

 

100,516

 

96,621

 

 

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$1,114,702

 

$1,021,441

 

$1,013,753

 

$916,905

 

$935,274

 

 

Capital ratios

Tier 1 leverage ratio

10.84

%

10.69

%

10.86

%

10.82

%

11.07

%

Common equity tier 1 capital ratio

10.16

%

10.28

%

10.22

%

10.38

%

10.39

%

Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio

10.16

%

10.28

%

10.22

%

10.38

%

10.39

%

Total risk-based capital ratio

12.26

%

12.49

%

12.41

%

12.62

%

12.61

%

 

Book value per common share

$18.54

 

$17.88

 

$17.28

 

$16.84

 

$16.17

 

Total common shares outstanding

6,079,160

 

6,075,429

 

6,047,136

 

5,968,148

 

5,974,645

 

 

Other Ratios

Non-interest bearing deposits to total deposits

45.2

%

45.1

%

44.5

%

46.1

%

48.7

%

Core deposits to total deposits

82.5

%

84.7

%

85.8

%

85.4

%

85.9

%

Loan to deposit ratio

102.4

%

103.3

%

98.2

%

101.3

%

95.9

%

Allowance for loan losses to total loans

1.22

%

1.30

%

1.25

%

1.21

%

1.16

%

Avidbank Holdings, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

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

 

Quarter Ended

Year-to-Date

9/30/19

 

6/30/19

 

9/30/18

 

9/30/19

 

9/30/18

 

Interest and fees on loans and leases

$12,465

 

$12,307

 

$10,176

 

$36,601

 

$28,553

 

Interest on investment securities

328

 

359

 

350

 

1,062

 

1,209

 

Other interest income

300

 

418

 

349

 

1,001

 

730

 

Total interest income

13,093

 

13,084

 

10,875

 

38,664

 

30,492

 

 

Deposit interest expense

1,381

 

1,234

 

800

 

3,752

 

1,990

 

Other interest expense

548

 

425

 

479

 

1,280

 

1,370

 

Total interest expense

1,929

 

1,659

 

1,279

 

5,032

 

3,360

 

Net interest income

11,164

 

11,425

 

9,596

 

33,632

 

27,132

 

 

Provision for loan losses

39

 

787

 

665

 

1,285

 

665

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

11,125

 

10,638

 

8,931

 

32,347

 

26,467

 

 

Service charges, fees and other income

615

 

555

 

453

 

1,648

 

1,576

 

Income from bank owned life insurance

69

 

66

 

68

 

198

 

203

 

Gain on sale of assets

2

 

0

 

0

 

351

 

17

 

Total non-interest income

686

 

621

 

521

 

2,197

 

1,796

 

 

Compensation and benefit expenses

4,972

 

4,605

 

3,619

 

14,375

 

11,258

 

Occupancy and equipment expenses

881

 

863

 

842

 

2,687

 

2,638

 

Other operating expenses

1,140

 

1,202

 

1,201

 

3,668

 

3,757

 

Total non-interest expense

6,993

 

6,670

 

5,662

 

20,730

 

17,653

 

 

Income before income taxes

4,818

 

4,589

 

3,790

 

13,814

 

10,610

 

Provision for income taxes

1,366

 

1,406

 

925

 

4,006

 

2,971

 

Net income

$3,452

 

$3,183

 

$2,865

 

$9,808

 

$7,639

 

 
 
 

Basic earnings per common share

$0.59

 

$0.55

 

$0.50

 

$1.69

 

$1.33

 

Diluted earnings per common share

$0.58

 

$0.54

 

$0.49

 

$1.66

 

$1.30

 

 

Average common shares outstanding

5,807,384

 

5,799,847

 

5,767,950

 

5,796,782

 

5,751,400

 

Average common fully diluted shares

5,919,698

 

5,907,107

 

5,879,337

 

5,904,960

 

5,865,859

 

 

Annualized returns:

Return on average assets

1.32

%

1.25

%

1.28

%

1.30

%

1.22

%

Return on average common equity

12.31

%

11.90

%

11.82

%

12.22

%

10.95

%

 

Net interest margin

4.49

%

4.74

%

4.47

%

4.70

%

4.53

%

Cost of funds

0.84

%

0.75

%

0.65

%

0.76

%

0.61

%

Efficiency ratio

59.01

%

55.37

%

55.97

%

57.86

%

61.02

%

Avidbank Holdings, Inc.

Credit Trends

($000) (Unaudited)

 

9/30/19

 

6/30/19

 

3/31/19

 

12/31/18

 

9/30/18

 

Allowance for Loan Losses

Balance, beginning of quarter

$11,155

 

$10,368

 

$9,758

 

$8,811

 

$8,297

 

Provision for loan losses, quarterly

39

 

787

 

459

 

947

 

665

 

Charge-offs, quarterly

(107

)

-

 

-

 

-

 

(151

)

Recoveries, quarterly

-

 

-

 

151

 

-

 

-

 

Balance, end of quarter

$11,087

 

$11,155

 

$10,368

 

$9,758

 

$8,811

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nonperforming Assets

Loans accounted for on a non-accrual basis

$3,830

 

$1,640

 

$1,658

 

$1,689

 

$0

 

Loans with principal or interest contractually past

due 90 days or more and still accruing interest

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

Nonperforming loans

3,830

 

1,640

 

1,658

 

1,689

 

-

 

Other real estate owned

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

2,094

 

Nonperforming assets

$3,830

 

$1,640

 

$1,658

 

$1,689

 

$2,094

 

Loans restructured and in compliance with

modified terms

-

-

-

-

-

Nonperforming assets & restructured loans

$3,830

 

$1,640

 

$1,658

 

$1,689

 

$2,094

 

 
 

Nonperforming Loans by Type:

Commercial

$1,590

 

$1,640

 

$1,658

 

$1,689

 

$0

 

Real Estate Loans

2,240

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

Consumer Loans

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

Total Nonperforming loans

$3,830

 

$1,640

 

$1,658

 

$1,689

 

$0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asset Quality Ratios

Allowance for loan losses (ALLL) to total loans

1.22

%

1.30

%

1.25

%

1.21

%

1.16

%

ALLL to nonperforming loans

289.48

%

680.18

%

625.22

%

577.82

%

0.00

%

Nonperforming assets to total assets

0.34

%

0.16

%

0.16

%

0.18

%

0.22

%

Nonperforming loans to total loans

0.42

%

0.19

%

0.20

%

0.21

%

0.00

%

Net quarterly charge-offs to total loans

0.01

%

0.00

%

-0.02

%

0.00

%

0.02

%

 

Steve Leen
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
408-831-5653
sleen@avidbank.com

Source: Avidbank Holdings, Inc.