Press Release

Avidbank Holdings, Inc. Announces Net Income of $2,435,000 for the First Quarter of 2020

Company Release - 4/27/2020 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 $2,435,000 for the first quarter of 2020 compared to $3,173,000 for the same period in 2019.

First Quarter 2020 Financial Highlights

  • Net interest income was $11,080,000 for the first quarter of 2020, an increase of $37,000 over the $11,043,000 we recorded in the first quarter of 2019. The 0.3% increase over the prior year quarter reflects year over year loan growth offset by declining loan yields and increased interest expense related to growth in our deposit portfolio.
  • Net income was $2,435,000 for the first quarter of 2020, compared to $3,173,000 for the first quarter of 2019. Results for the first quarter of 2020 were impacted by increased staffing expenses of $1.1 million, primarily from the hiring of additional personnel across the entire Bank. The first quarter of 2019 benefited from a gain of $306,000 from the sale of collateral on a workout loan.
  • Diluted earnings per common share were $0.41 for the first quarter of 2020, compared to $0.54 for the first quarter of 2019.
  • Total assets grew by 7% in the first three months of 2020, ending the first quarter at $1.2 billion.
  • Total loans net of deferred fees grew by 9% in the first three months of 2020, ending the first quarter at $966 million.
  • Total deposits grew by 2% in the first three months of 2020, ending the first quarter at $994 million.
  • The Company continues to be well capitalized for regulatory purposes with a Tier 1 Leverage Ratio of 10.64%, a Tier 1 Risk Based Capital and Common Equity Tier 1 Risk Based Capital Ratio of 10.33%, and a Total Risk Based Capital Ratio of 13.24%.

Mark D. Mordell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented situation for all of us and the economic and social effects will remain uncertain for some time. Avidbank's results in the first quarter were partially affected by the sharp drop in interest rates causing a reduction in the rate of growth of our net interest income. There will undoubtedly be additional effects as time progresses. During this time Avidbank has been and continues to be committed to the health and safety of our employees and partners as well as the safety and soundness of the Bank. We are playing our part in responding to this crisis by providing prudent loans to our business clients who need them as well as making appropriate loan modifications and providing liquidity to our deposit clients. Our business is fully functioning with over 95% of our employees working remotely. We are taking decisive measures to control our costs and are re-evaluating our expansion plans during the uncertainty created by this crisis. Our focus will be employee health and safety along with our fiduciary responsibility to our clients and shareholders.”

Mr. Mordell added, "Net interest income increased to $11.1 million in the first quarter of 2020, a 0.3% increase over the first quarter of 2019, as year over year loan growth was offset by declining loan yields and increased interest expense on our growing deposit portfolio. Loans grew $77 million in the first quarter with advances on existing lines comprising $51 million of the total in the first quarter of 2020 compared to $24 million in the first quarter of 2019. We remain committed to a responsible growth strategy to continue to achieve scale and optimal profitability while managing the effects caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Mr. Mordell continued, “Non-interest expense increased by $1,167,000 to $8,234,000 in the first quarter of 2020, up from $7,067,000 in the first quarter of 2019 primarily due to increased investments in lending and administrative personnel. Our efficiency ratio increased to 69.3% in the first quarter of 2020, up from 59.2% in the first quarter of 2019 as a result of increased staffing and interest expense. Total deposits increased by $21 million in the first quarter of 2020 compared to the fourth quarter of 2019 and increased by $148 million from the first quarter of 2019. The increase in deposits from December 31, 2019 was due to higher demand deposits partially offset by lower money market accounts. The increase in deposits over the first quarter of 2019 was primarily due to an increase in demand deposits, brokered deposits and CDs over $250,000. Our net interest margin dropped to 4.21% in the first quarter of 2020, compared to 4.89% in the first quarter of 2019 primarily due to a drop in loan yields and increased interest expense. Return on assets was 0.88% in the first quarter of 2020 compared to 1.09% in the fourth quarter of 2020 and 1.33% in the first quarter of 2019.”

Results for the quarter ended March 31, 2020

For the three months ended March 31, 2020, net interest income before provision for loan losses was $11.1 million, an increase of $37,000 or 0.3% compared to the first quarter of 2019. The increase was primarily the result of higher average loans outstanding offset by lower loan yields and higher interest expense. Average total loans outstanding for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 were $917 million, compared to $811 million for the same quarter in 2019, an increase of 13%. Average earning assets were $1.1 billion in the first quarter of 2020, a 15% increase over the first quarter of the prior year. Loans made up 87% of average earning assets at the end of the first quarter of 2020 compared to 88% at the end of the first quarter of 2019. Net interest margin was 4.21% for the first quarter of 2020, compared to 4.89% for the first quarter of 2019. A loan loss provision of $273,000 was taken in the first quarter of 2020 compared with a $459,000 loan loss provision taken in the first quarter of 2019.

Non-interest income was $809,000 in the first quarter of 2020, a decrease of $81,000 or 9% compared to the first quarter of 2019. While service charges on accounts increased 24%, they were more than offset by a drop in non-recurring income as the first quarter of 2019 included a $306,000 gain from the sale of collateral on a workout loan.

Non-interest expense increased by $1,167,000 in the first quarter of 2020 to $8,234,000 compared to $7,067,000 for the first quarter of 2019. This increase was primarily due to higher compensation costs related to increased staffing. The Company's full- time equivalent employees at March 31, 2020 and 2019 were 116 and 97, respectively. The Company's efficiency ratio increased from 59.2% in the first quarter of 2019 to 69.3% in the first quarter of 2020 due to increased expenses from the growth in staff and higher interest expense from our growing deposit portfolio.

The effective tax rate was 28.0% in the first quarter of 2020 compared to 28.0% for the same period in 2019.

Balance Sheet

Total assets were $1.2 billion as of March 31, 2020, compared to $1.1 billion at December 31, 2019 and $1.0 billion on the same day one year ago. The increase in total assets of $74 million, or 7%, from December 31, 2019 was primarily due to increased loans. The Company reported loans net of deferred fees at March 31, 2020 of $966 million, which represented an increase of $77 million, or 9%, from $889 million at December 31, 2019, and an increase of $134 million, or 16%, over $832 million at March 31, 2019. The increase in total loans from December 31, 2019 was primarily a result of increases in Specialty Finance, Commercial Real Estate and Venture Lending loans partially offset by increased Construction loans. The increase in loans from March 31, 2019 was due to higher Commercial Real Estate, Specialty Finance, Venture Lending and C&I loans.

"We had $3.9 million in non-accrual loans on March 31, 2020, compared to a balance of $3.8 million at the end of the prior year. The non-accrual amount primarily consists of two loans secured by real estate," observed Mr. Mordell.

The Company’s total deposits were $994 million as of March 31, 2020, which represented an increase of $21 million, or 2%, compared to $973 million at December 31, 2019 and an increase of $147 million, or 17%, compared to $847 million at March 31, 2019. The increase in deposits from December 31, 2019 was due to higher demand deposits partially offset by lower money market accounts. The increase from March 31, 2019 was primarily due to an increase in demand deposits, brokered deposits and CDs over $250,000. The Company had $50 million of FHLB advances outstanding as of March 31, 2020 compared to none at December 31, 2019 and $30 million as of March 31, 2019.

Demand and interest bearing transaction deposits represented 51% of total deposits at March 31, 2020, compared to 47% at December 31, 2019 and 48% 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 March 31, 2020, compared to 82% at December 31, 2019 and 86% at March 31, 2019. The Company’s loan to deposit ratio was 97% at March 31, 2020 compared to 91% at December 31, 2019 and 98% at March 31, 2019.

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

 

3/31/20

 

12/31/19

 

9/30/19

 

6/30/19

 

3/31/19

Cash and due from banks

 

$17,042

 

$13,068

 

$24,649

 

$12,887

 

$12,204

Due from Federal Reserve Bank

 

141,405

 

139,780

 

90,180

 

57,530

 

76,295

Total cash and cash equivalents

 

158,447

 

152,848

 

114,829

 

70,417

 

88,499

      

Investment securities - available for sale

 

44,983

 

52,014

 

53,571

 

55,002

 

55,654

      

Loans, net of deferred loan fees

 

965,684

 

888,780

 

909,312

 

857,831

 

831,772

Allowance for loan losses

 

(11,540)

 

(11,267)

 

(11,087)

 

(11,155)

 

(10,368)

Loans, net of allowance for loan losses

 

954,144

 

877,513

 

898,225

 

846,676

 

821,404

      

Bank owned life insurance

 

11,222

 

11,156

 

11,088

 

11,019

 

10,953

Premises and equipment, net

 

5,522

 

5,542

 

5,238

 

5,296

 

5,507

Other real estate owned

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

Accrued interest receivable & other assets

 

30,812

 

32,484

 

31,751

 

33,031

 

31,736

Total assets

 

$1,205,130

 

$1,131,557

 

$1,114,702

 

$1,021,441

 

$1,013,753

 

 

    

Liabilities

     

Non-interest-bearing demand deposits

 

$477,404

 

$431,638

 

$401,360

 

$374,407

 

$376,976

Interest bearing transaction accounts

 

25,104

 

21,465

 

20,114

 

21,076

 

28,045

Money market and savings accounts

 

292,051

 

320,683

 

287,082

 

283,734

 

297,941

Time deposits

 

199,841

 

199,357

 

179,645

 

150,952

 

143,834

Total deposits

 

994,400

 

973,143

 

888,201

 

830,169

 

846,796

      

FHLB advances

 

50,000

 

-

 

80,000

 

50,000

 

30,000

Subordinated debt, net

 

21,509

 

21,570

 

11,908

 

11,887

 

11,866

Other liabilities

 

19,806

 

20,449

 

21,897

 

20,750

 

20,607

Total liabilities

 

1,085,715

 

1,015,162

 

1,002,006

 

912,806

 

909,269

      

Shareholders' equity

     

Common stock/additional paid-in capital

 

69,444

 

69,377

 

68,851

 

68,583

 

68,157

Retained earnings

 

49,345

 

46,910

 

43,861

 

40,408

 

37,226

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

 

626

 

108

 

(16)

 

(356)

 

(899)

Total shareholders' equity

 

119,415

 

116,395

 

112,696

 

108,635

 

104,484

      

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

 

$1,205,130

 

$1,131,557

 

$1,114,702

 

$1,021,441

 

$1,013,753

      

Capital ratios

     

Tier 1 leverage ratio

 

10.64%

 

10.51%

 

10.84%

 

10.69%

 

10.86%

Common equity tier 1 capital ratio

 

10.33%

 

10.72%

 

10.16%

 

10.28%

 

10.22%

Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio

 

10.33%

 

10.72%

 

10.16%

 

10.28%

 

10.22%

Total risk-based capital ratio

 

13.24%

 

13.78%

 

12.26%

 

12.49%

 

12.41%

      

Book value per common share

 

$19.46

 

$19.12

 

$18.54

 

$17.88

 

$17.28

Total common shares outstanding

 

6,136,189

 

6,087,160

 

6,079,160

 

6,075,429

 

6,047,136

      

Other Ratios

     

Non-interest bearing deposits to total deposits

 

48.0%

 

44.4%

 

45.2%

 

45.1%

 

44.5%

Core deposits to total deposits

 

82.2%

 

82.1%

 

82.5%

 

84.7%

 

85.8%

Loan to deposit ratio

 

97.1%

 

91.3%

 

102.4%

 

103.3%

 

98.2%

Allowance for loan losses to total loans

 

1.20%

 

1.27%

 

1.22%

 

1.30%

 

1.25%

Avidbank Holdings, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income

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

    
 

Quarter Ended

 

3/31/20

 

12/31/19

 

3/31/19

Interest and fees on loans and leases

 

$12,175

 

$12,577

 

$11,830

Interest on investment securities

 

306

 

325

 

374

Other interest income

 

295

 

444

 

283

Total interest income

 

12,776

 

13,346

 

12,487

    

Deposit interest expense

 

1,385

 

1,368

 

1,137

Other interest expense

 

311

 

908

 

307

Total interest expense

 

1,696

 

2,276

 

1,444

Net interest income

 

11,080

 

11,070

 

11,043

    

Provision for loan losses

 

273

 

142

 

459

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

 

10,807

 

10,928

 

10,584

    

Service charges, fees and other income

 

743

 

486

 

478

Income from bank owned life insurance

 

66

 

68

 

63

Gain on sale of assets

 

-

 

-

 

349

Total non-interest income

 

809

 

554

 

890

    

Compensation and benefit expenses

 

5,876

 

5,384

 

4,797

Occupancy and equipment expenses

 

942

 

770

 

943

Other operating expenses

 

1,416

 

1,285

 

1,327

Total non-interest expense

 

8,234

 

7,439

 

7,067

    

Income before income taxes

 

3,382

 

4,043

 

4,407

Provision for income taxes

 

947

 

994

 

1,234

Net income

 

$2,435

 

$3,049

 

$3,173

    
    
    

Basic earnings per common share

 

$0.42

 

$0.52

 

$0.55

Diluted earnings per common share

 

$0.41

 

$0.51

 

$0.54

    

Average common shares outstanding

 

5,836,045

 

5,814,852

 

5,782,847

Average common fully diluted shares

 

5,953,208

 

5,941,521

 

5,888,339

    

Annualized returns:

   

Return on average assets

 

0.88%

 

1.09%

 

1.33%

Return on average common equity

 

8.27%

 

10.54%

 

12.45%

    

Net interest margin

 

4.21%

 

4.17%

 

4.89%

Cost of funds

 

0.70%

 

0.93%

 

0.69%

Efficiency ratio

 

69.26%

64.00%

59.22%

Avidbank Holdings, Inc.

Credit Trends

($000) (Unaudited)

      
 

3/31/20

 

12/31/19

 

9/30/19

 

6/30/19

 

3/31/19

Allowance for Loan Losses

     

Balance, beginning of quarter

 

$11,267

 

$11,087

 

$11,155

 

$10,368

 

$9,758

Provision for loan losses, quarterly

 

273

 

142

 

39

 

787

 

459

Charge-offs, quarterly

 

-

 

-

 

(107)

 

-

 

-

Recoveries, quarterly

 

-

 

39

 

-

 

-

 

151

Balance, end of quarter

 

$11,540

 

$11,267

 

$11,087

 

$11,155

 

$10,368

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

      

Nonperforming Assets

     

Loans accounted for on a non-accrual basis

 

$3,902

 

$3,817

 

$3,830

 

$1,640

 

$1,658

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

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

Nonperforming loans

 

3,902

 

3,817

 

3,830

 

1,640

 

1,658

Other real estate owned

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

Nonperforming assets

 

$3,902

 

$3,817

 

$3,830

 

$1,640

 

$1,658

Loans restructured and in compliance with modified terms

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

Nonperforming assets & restructured loans

 

$3,902

 

$3,817

 

$3,830

 

$1,640

 

$1,658

      
      

Nonperforming Loans by Type:

     

Commercial

 

$1,665

 

$1,580

 

$1,590

 

$1,640

 

$1,658

Commercial Real Estate Loans

 

2,237

 

2,237

 

2,240

 

-

 

-

Residential Real Estate Loans

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

Construction Loans

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

Consumer Loans

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

Total Nonperforming loans

 

$3,902

 

$3,817

 

$3,830

 

$1,640

 

$1,658

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

Asset Quality Ratios

     

Allowance for loan losses (ALLL) to total loans

 

1.20%

 

1.27%

 

1.22%

 

1.30%

 

1.25%

ALLL to nonperforming loans

 

295.78%

 

295.21%

 

289.48%

 

680.18%

 

625.22%

Nonperforming assets to total assets

 

0.32%

 

0.34%

 

0.34%

 

0.16%

 

0.16%

Nonperforming loans to total loans

 

0.40%

 

0.43%

 

0.42%

 

0.19%

 

0.20%

Net quarterly charge-offs to total loans

 

0.00%

 

0.00%

 

0.01%

 

0.00%

 

-0.02%

 

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

Source: Avidbank Holdings, Inc.