Summit State Bank Reports a 25% Increase in Earnings for 2013 and Declaration of Dividend

By GlobeNewswire,  January 27, 2014, 07:00:00 PM EDT


SANTA ROSA, Calif., Jan. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Summit State Bank (Nasdaq:SSBI) today reported net income for the year ended December 31, 2013 of $4,321,000, a 25% increase over 2012. Earnings per share increased to $0.85 in 2013 from $0.62 in 2012.

The quarterly dividend of $0.11 per share was declared payable on February 24 with a record date of February 18, 2014.

Net Income and Results of Operations

The bank had for the year ended December 31, 2013, net income of $4,321,000, net income available for common stockholders, which deducts the preferred dividends, of $4,068,000, and $0.85 diluted earnings per share, compared to net income of $3,448,000, net income available for common stockholders of $2,927,000, and $0.62 diluted earnings per share, for the year ended December 31, 2012.

For the quarter ended December 31, 2013, Summit had net income of $1,166,000, net income available for common stockholders of $1,132,000, and diluted earnings per share of $0.24 compared to $1,024,000 in net income, $941,000 net income available for common shareholders, or $0.20 diluted earnings per share, for the same period in 2012.

"We are pleased 2013 was our most successful year to date as our community banking team continued to grow earnings to a new high and further expand existing high quality customer relationships," said Tom Duryea, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Net interest income was $16,566,000 for 2013, a 2.0% increase of $317,000 compared to 2012. The fourth quarter 2013 net interest income was $4,303,000, compared to $4,247,000 for the fourth quarter of 2012. The increase in net interest income was primarily attributable to higher levels of core relationship deposits and increase in earning assets. The net interest margin was 3.88% for 2013 compared to 4.12% for 2012.

Return on average assets improved in 2013 to 0.98% from 0.84% in 2012 and return on average common equity was 8.33% for 2013 compared to 6.08% in 2012.

The efficiency ratio continued at 60% for 2013 and 2012.

One of the Bank's key strategies has been to improve our funding mix by increasing relationship transactional deposit accounts in order to improve and provide stable funding costs. Core deposits, defined as demand, savings and money market deposits, increased $21,000,000 or 12% to $188,455,000 at December 31, 2013 with the increase concentrated in demand deposits which increased by $19,000,000 or 22% to $106,744,000 at December 31, 2013.

Total assets increased to $454,074,000 at December 31, 2013 compared to $444,896,000 at December 31, 2012.

Nonperforming assets at December 31, 2013 was $10,385,000 compared to nonperforming assets of $12,120,000 at September 30, 2013 and $9,685,000 at December 31, 2012. Nonperforming assets include $4,771,000 in foreclosed commercial properties that are producing income for the bank. Nonperforming loans to total loans was 1.95% at December 31, 2013 compared to 2.26% at September 30, 2013 and 1.72% at December 31, 2012.

The provision for loan losses expense was $50,000 for 2013 compared to $3,360,000 in 2012. The allowance for loan losses to total loans declined to 1.88% at the end of 2013 compared to 2.04% at the end of 2012.

"We have been able to sharply scale back our loan loss provision expense as we prudently built the allowance for loan losses during the economic downturn and were able to resolve many problem loans without the use of the allocated reserves," said Bill Fogarty, SVP and Chief Credit Officer.

The Bank's regulatory capital remains well above the required capital ratios with a Tier 1 capital leverage ratio of 13.2%, a Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio of 17.4% and a Total risk-based capital ratio of 18.6% at December 31, 2013.

About Summit State Bank

Summit State Bank has total assets of $454 million and total equity of $62 million at December 31, 2013. Headquartered in Sonoma County, the Bank provides diverse financial products and services throughout Sonoma, Napa, San Francisco, and Marin Counties. Summit has been recognized as one of the Top 75 Corporate Philanthropists in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times. In addition, Summit State Bank received the 2013 Rising Star Award from the California Independent Bankers, the 2012 Community Bank Award from the American Bankers Association for its nonprofit work, and has been recognized as one of the North Bay's Best Places to Work by the North Bay Business Journal. Summit has also been consistently recognized as a high performing bank by Findley Reports. Summit State Bank's stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol SSBI. Further information can be found at www.summitstatebank.com.

Forward-looking Statements

Except for historical information contained herein, the statements contained in this news release, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. This release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties may include but are not necessarily limited to fluctuations in interest rates, inflation, government regulations and general economic conditions, and competition within the business areas in which the Bank will be conducting its operations, including the real estate market in California and other factors beyond the Bank's control. Such risks and uncertainties could cause results for subsequent interim periods or for the entire year to differ materially from those indicated. You should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which reflect management's view only as of the date hereof. The Bank undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

SUMMIT STATE BANK AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In thousands, except for earnings per share data)
         
  Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
         
  December 31, 2013 December 31, 2012 December 31, 2013 December 31, 2012
  (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
         
Interest income:        
Interest and fees on loans  $ 3,603  $ 3,832  $ 14,201  $ 15,022
Interest on Federal funds sold  --  --  --  --
Interest on investment securities and deposits in banks  928  824  3,539  3,234
Dividends on FHLB stock  37  14  101  22
         
Total interest income  4,568  4,670  17,841  18,278
         
Interest expense:        
Deposits  227  396  1,160  1,847
FHLB advances  38  27  115  182
         
Total interest expense  265  423  1,275  2,029
         
Net interest income before provision for loan losses  4,303  4,247  16,566  16,249
         
Provision for loan losses  --  --  50  3,360
         
Net interest income after provision for loan losses  4,303  4,247  16,516  12,889
         
Non-interest income:        
Service charges on deposit accounts  140  129  566  519
Rental income  130  122  516  499
Net securities gains (losses)  6  (23)  80  728
Net gain (loss) on other real estate owned  65  (69)  34  (89)
Loan servicing, net  4  5  14  29
Building legal settlement  --  --  --  1,363
Other income  117  112  458  449
         
Total non-interest income  462  276  1,668  3,498
         
Non-interest expense:        
Salaries and employee benefits  1,388  1,329  5,327  5,303
Occupancy and equipment  326  420  1,453  1,509
Other expenses  1,067  1,032  4,053  3,709
         
Total non-interest expense  2,781  2,781  10,833  10,521
         
Income before provision for income taxes  1,984  1,742  7,351  5,866
         
Provision for income taxes  818  718  3,030  2,418
         
Net income  $ 1,166  $ 1,024  $ 4,321  $ 3,448
         
Less: preferred dividends 34  83  253 521
         
Net income available for common stockholders  $ 1,132  $ 941  $ 4,068  $ 2,927
         
Basic earnings per common share  $ 0.24  $ 0.20  $ 0.85  $ 0.62
Diluted earnings per common share  $ 0.24  $ 0.20  $ 0.85  $ 0.62
         
Basic weighted average shares of common stock outstanding 4,777 4,745 4,761 4,745
Diluted weighted average shares of common stock outstanding 4,814 4,749 4,794 4,746
 
SUMMIT STATE BANK AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands except share and per share data)
     
  December 31, December 31,
  2013 2012
  (Unaudited)  
     
ASSETS    
     
Cash and due from banks  $ 16,128  $ 19,979
Total cash and cash equivalents  16,128  19,979
     
Time deposits with banks  1,985  2,977
     
Investment securities:    
Held-to-maturity, at amortized cost  15,558  --
Available-for-sale (at fair market value; amortized cost of $116,947 in 2013 and $123,026 in 2012)  113,568  125,714
Total investment securities  129,126  125,714
     
Loans, less allowance for loan losses of $5,412 in 2013 and $5,749 in 2012  282,667  275,877
Bank premises and equipment, net  5,505  5,160
Investment in Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost  2,578  2,265
Goodwill  4,119  4,119
Other Real Estate Owned  4,771  4,845
Accrued interest receivable and other assets  7,195  3,960
     
Total assets  $ 454,074  $ 444,896
     
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY    
     
Deposits:    
Demand - non interest-bearing  $ 62,865  $ 58,548
Demand - interest-bearing  43,879  29,059
Savings  25,740  23,257
Money market  55,971  56,669
Time deposits, $100,000 and over  114,435  128,785
Other time deposits  38,378  44,686
Total deposits  341,268  341,004
     
Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) advances  48,500  40,000
Accrued interest payable and other liabilities  2,676  1,022
     
Total liabilities  392,444  382,026
     
Shareholders' equity    
Preferred stock, no par value; 20,000,000 shares authorized; shares issued and outstanding - 13,750 Series B in 2013 and 2012; per share redemption of $1,000 for total liquidation preference of $13,750  13,666  13,666
Common stock, no par value; shares authorized - 30,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding 4,777,670 in 2013 and 4,744,720 in 2012  36,608  36,396
Retained earnings  13,316  11,250
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)  (1,960)  1,558
     
Total shareholders' equity  61,630  62,870
     
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity  $ 454,074  $ 444,896
 
Earnings Summary
(In Thousands)
         
         
  Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
         
  December 31, 2013 December 31, 2012 December 31, 2013 December 31, 2012
         
  (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Statement of Income Data:        
Net interest income  $ 4,303  $ 4,247  $ 16,566  $ 16,249
Provision for loan losses  --  --  50  3,360
Non-interest income  462  276  1,668  3,498
Non-interest expense  2,781  2,781  10,833  10,521
Provision for income taxes  818  718  3,030  2,418
Net income  $ 1,166  $ 1,024  $ 4,321  $ 3,448
Less: preferred dividends  34  83  253  521
Net income available for common stockholders  $ 1,132  $ 941  $ 4,068  $ 2,927
         
Selected per Common Share Data:        
Basic earnings per common share  $ 0.24  $ 0.20  $ 0.85  $ 0.62
Diluted earnings per common share  $ 0.24  $ 0.20  $ 0.85  $ 0.62
Dividend per share  $ 0.11  $ 0.09  $ 0.42  $ 0.36
Book value per common share (2)(3)  $ 10.04  $ 10.37  $ 10.04  $ 10.37
         
Selected Balance Sheet Data:        
Assets  $ 454,074  $ 444,896  $ 454,074  $ 444,896
Loans, net  282,667  275,877  282,667  275,877
Deposits  341,268  341,004  341,268  341,004
Average assets  453,801  431,882  441,583  410,291
Average earning assets  437,822  415,690  426,819  393,941
Average shareholders' equity  61,937  62,851  62,480  61,812
Average common shareholders' equity  48,271  49,185  48,814  48,146
Nonperforming loans  5,614  4,839  5,614  4,839
Other real estate owned  4,771  4,845  4,771  4,845
Total nonperforming assets  10,385  9,684  10,385  9,684
Troubled debt restructures (accruing)  4,465  6,393  4,465  6,393
         
Selected Ratios:        
Return on average assets (1) 1.02% 0.94% 0.98% 0.84%
Return on average common equity (1) 9.30% 7.61% 8.33% 6.08%
Efficiency ratio (4)(5)(7) 59.25% 61.17% 59.78% 60.45%
Net interest margin (1) 3.90% 4.06% 3.88% 4.12%
Tier 1 leverage capital ratio 13.2% 13.4% 13.2% 13.4%
Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio 17.4% 17.1% 17.4% 17.1%
Total risk-based capital ratio 18.6% 18.4% 18.6% 18.4%
Common dividend payout ratio (6) 46.47% 45.38% 49.19% 58.35%
Average equity to average assets 13.65% 14.55% 14.15% 15.07%
Nonperforming loans to total loans (2) 1.95% 1.72% 1.95% 1.72%
Nonperforming assets to total assets (2) 2.29% 2.18% 2.29% 2.18%
Allowance for loan losses to total loans (2) 1.88% 2.04% 1.88% 2.04%
Allowance for loan losses to nonperforming loans (2) 96.40% 118.80% 96.40% 118.80%
 
(1) Annualized
(2) As of period end
(3) Total shareholders' equity, less preferred stock, divided by total common shares outstanding
(4) Noninterest expenses to net interest and noninterest income
(5) Excludes net gains (losses) on securities and other real estate owned
(6) Common dividends divided by net income available for common stockholders
(7) Excludes building legal settlement in 2012
CONTACT: Thomas Duryea, President and CEO, Summit State Bank
         (707) 568-4920
Source: Summit State Bank

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