AB&T Parent Company Announces Results for the Second Quarter 2020

Staff Report

Friday, July 31st, 2020

2nd Quarter 2020 and Year-to-date Highlights:

  • Net Income increased 27.1% in 2Q20 compared to 2Q19 and 15.9% year-over-year.

  • Net Revenue grew 4.0% compared to 2Q19 and 5.6% YOY.

  • Non-Interest Income for the quarter declined 22.1% compared to 2Q19 as a result of a decline in service charge

    income due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but increased 3.7% YOY following a strong 1Q20.

  • Average Loans increased 15.2% compared to 2Q19 and 9.4% YOY. The increases were primarily the result of the

    Banks originating more than $27 million in Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) loans.

  • Average Deposits, which grew 23.2% compared to 2Q19 and 12.0% YOY, were bolstered by PPP loan proceeds

    being deposited.

  • Average Non-Interest-Bearing Demand Deposits grew 68.7% compared to 2Q19 and 42.5% YOY, again fueled by

    PPP loans proceeds.

  • Asset Quality remained strong with an Allowance for Loan Losses of 1.14% as of June 30, 2020. A provision for loan

    losses of $105,000 to prepare for the potential long-term impact of the Covid-19 outbreak was booked in 2Q20.

  • Diluted Earnings per Share for 2Q20 improved 24.5% to $0.41 and improved 13.5% YOY to $0.72.

  • Fully Diluted Book Value per Share was $13.60 at quarter-end, up 8.8% from June 30, 2019.

AB&T continued the trend of growing net income and earnings per share through the second quarter of 2020. It should be noted that those results were impacted by the onset of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, making comparisons to prior periods difficult. Nevertheless, net income was up 27.1% for the quarter when compared to the second quarter of 2019 and 15.9% for the first six months of 2020 when compared to the first half of 2019.

Under the Paycheck Protection Program which was created by Congress to help businesses and individuals more easily navigate the economic consequences of the virus, AB&T produced more than $27 million in new loans, helping to fuel growth in average loans of 15.2% for the second quarter when compared to the second quarter of 2019 and 9.4% year-over- year. Correspondingly, average deposits were up 23.2% quarter-over-quarter and 12.0% year-over-year. The Bank earned almost $1 million in fees that will be recognized as monthly income through May 2021.

In light of the economic uncertainty introduced by COVID-19, the Bank added $105,000 to the Allowance for Loan Losses in the second quarter, bringing the total year-to-date provision for loan losses to $135,000 and the Allowance to 1.14% of total loans, including PPP loans which are guaranteed by the United States Small Business Administration. Even so, the bank’s asset quality remained strong with Non-Performing Assets as a Percent of Total Assets standing at only 0.05%.

The addition of Net Income to bank capital resulted in a Tier 1 Leverage Ratio of 8.29%, which was down from the same quarter last year due entirely to the 20.3% increase in the size of the balance sheet resulting from the addition of the PPP loans and corresponding deposits. The Common Equity Tier 1 ratio improved to 11.77% and the Total Capital Ratio climbed to 13.02%.

Diluted earnings per Share and Fully Diluted Book Value per Share for the first six months of 2020 were reported at $0.72 and
$13.60, respectively.

The second quarter of 2020 was a quarter to remember. While the financial highlights are reassuring, we are not taking anything for granted. There is great uncertainty in the short-run and we don’t yet know the ultimate impact COVID-19 will have on the economic health of our community. As a bank whose vision is to be Gold Standard, we’re doing all we can do to ensure that any negative impact is contained and we have a solid foundation on which to build once this pandemic passes.