LEBANON, Ohio--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--LCNB Corp. (LCNB) today announced net income of $2,357,000 (total basic and diluted earnings per common share of $0.31 and $0.30, respectively) and $6,433,000 (total basic and diluted earnings per common share of $0.85 and $0.83, respectively) for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013, respectively. This compares to net income of $1,847,000 (total basic and diluted earnings per common share of $0.27) and $6,111,000 (total basic and diluted earnings per common share of $0.91 and $0.90) for the same three and nine-month periods in 2012. Results for 2013 were significantly affected by the completion of a merger with First Capital Bancshares, Inc. and its subsidiary, Citizens National Bank of Chillicothe, on January 11, 2013.
Net interest income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 increased $1,241,000 and $2,871,000, respectively, from the comparative periods in 2012 due primarily to the increased volume of average interest earning assets provided by the merger.
The provision for loan losses for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 was $258,000 and $373,000 less than the comparable periods in 2012. Net loan charge-offs for the first nine months of 2013 and 2012 totaled $383,000 and $807,000, respectively. Non-accrual loans and loans past due 90 days or more and still accruing interest totaled $2,857,000 or 0.50% of total loans at September 30, 2013, compared to $2,411,000 or 0.53% of total loans at December 31, 2012. Other real estate owned (which includes property acquired through foreclosure or deed-in-lieu of foreclosure and also includes property deemed to be in-substance foreclosed) and other repossessed assets decreased from $2,189,000 at December 31, 2012 to $1,561,000 at September 30, 2013 primarily due the sale of commercial real estate property during the first quarter 2013.
Non-interest income for the three-month period in 2013 was $158,000 less than the comparable period in 2012 and $436,000 greater for the nine-month period. The three-month period was less primarily due to decreases in gains from sales of investment securities and mortgage loans, partially offset by increases in service charges and fees on deposit accounts. For the nine-month period, decreased gains from sales of investment securities and mortgage loans were more than offset by increases in service charges and fees on deposit accounts. The increases in service charges and fees were primarily due to a greater number of deposit accounts resulting from the merger.
Non-interest expense for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 was $599,000 and $3,236,000 greater than the comparable periods in 2012. Salaries and employee benefits, as well as a variety of other expense items, increased significantly due to the increased number of employees and offices resulting from the merger. The nine-month period ended September 30, 2013 also includes $1,326,000 in costs related to the merger with Citizens National Bank that were recognized during the first and second quarters. These expense increases during the nine-month period were partially offset by a gain recognized on the sale of other real estate owned property during the first quarter 2013.
LCNB Corp. is a financial holding company headquartered in Lebanon, Ohio. LCNB Corp.’s only business is ownership of LCNB National Bank, which has 31 offices located in Warren, Butler, Montgomery, Clinton, Clermont, Hamilton, Fayette, and Ross Counties, Ohio. Additional information about LCNB Corp. and information about products and services offered by LCNB National Bank can be found on the internet at www.lcnb.com.
Certain matters disclosed herein may be deemed to be forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including regulatory policy changes, interest rate fluctuations, loan demand, loan delinquencies and losses, and other risks. Actual strategies and results in future time periods may differ materially from those currently expected. Such forward-looking statements represent management’s judgment as of the current date. LCNB disclaims any intent or obligation to update such forward-looking statements. LCNB intends such forward-looking statements to be covered by the safe harbor provisions for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
|LCNB Corp. and Subsidiaries|
(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)
|Condensed Income Statement||
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
|Net interest income||7,455||6,214||21,793||18,922|
|Provision for loan losses||178||436||369||742|
|Net interest income after provision||7,277||5,778||21,424||18,180|
|Income before income taxes||3,161||2,419||8,578||8,134|
|Provision for income taxes||804||572||2,145||2,023|
|Dividends per common share||$||0.16||0.16||0.48||0.48|
|Earnings per common share:|
|Average shares outstanding:|
|Selected Financial Ratios:|
|Return on average assets||0.99%||0.90%||0.91%||1.01%|
|Return on average equity||10.27%||8.98%||9.24%||10.17%|
|Dividend payout ratio||51.61%||59.26%||56.47%||52.75%|
|Net interest margin (tax equivalent)||3.57%||3.44%||3.55%||3.55%|
|Selected Balance Sheet Items||September 30, 2013||December 31, 2012|
|Less allowance for loan losses||(3,423||)||(3,437||)|
|Total shareholders’ equity||92,215||82,006|
|Shares outstanding at period end||7,640,163||6,731,900|
|Book value per share||$||12.07||12.18|
|Tangible book value per share||9.93||11.29|
|Equity to assets ratio||9.79||
|Assets Under Management|
|LCNB Corp. total assets||$||942,349||788,637|
|Trust and investments (fair value)||248,104||221,558|
|Mortgage loans serviced||91,125||71,568|
|Business cash management||6,946||6,673|
|Brokerage accounts (fair value)||110,697||96,424|
|Total assets managed||$||1,399,221||1,184,860|