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The Bancorp, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter And Fiscal 2012 Financial Results

The Bancorp, Inc. ("Bancorp") (NASDAQ: TBBK), a financial holding company, today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2012.

Net income for the fourth quarter of 2012 increased to $5.2 million compared to $3.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2011, an increase of 59%.

Financial Highlights
  • 50% increase in diluted earnings per share to $0.15 for the fourth quarter of 2012 versus $0.10 for the fourth quarter of 2011. Diluted earnings per share amounted to $0.50 for the year ended December 31, 2012 compared to diluted earnings per share of $0.28 for the year ended December 31, 2011, an increase of 79%.
  • 27% increase in total quarterly revenues to $40.3 million compared to $31.7 million in fourth quarter 2011
  • 84% increase in quarterly non-interest income, primarily prepaid card fees, to $15.1 million compared to $8.2 million in fourth quarter 2011, excluding security gains and other than temporary impairment (OTTI) charges.
  • 8% increase in quarterly net interest income to $22.1 million compared to $20.4 million in fourth quarter 2011. On a linked quarter basis, net interest income grew at an annualized 10% rate, primarily reflecting higher loan income.
  • At December 31, 2012 our portfolio of loans and securities had grown to $2.7 billion, an increase of $466 million, or 21% over fourth quarter 2011. Outstanding loans increased 10% over that period.
  • Average deposits for fourth quarter 2012 totaled $3.0 billion, an increase of $274 million or 10% over 2011, reflecting growth in all major deposit categories. The interest paid on deposits between those respective periods decreased to 0.31% from 0.40%.
  • Issued $45 million of common stock accretive to book value.

Betsy Z. Cohen, Bancorp’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “Fourth quarter 2012 saw a significant earnings increase as a result of increases in both our non-interest and net interest income. Adjusted operating earnings, a non-GAAP measure, increased to $13.9 million, a $4.5 million, or 48% increase over the comparable prior year period. Notwithstanding increased loan loss provisions, our net income and earnings per share increased 59% and 50%, respectively. The increases in non-interest and net interest income also resulted in an efficiency ratio, a non-GAAP measure, of 63% for the quarter compared to 67% for the prior year quarter. Our leadership position in the prepaid card space continues as the major driver of the increase in non-interest income. On the asset side, we grew our loans 10% over the year in a difficult lending environment. We continue to target what we believe to be lower risk assets, including Small Business Administration (SBA) loans, security backed lines of credit and vehicle fleet leasing. Consumer loans, primarily security backed lines of credit, grew 42% over the past year, to $297 million, while leases grew 21%. The SBA loan portfolio will very shortly exceed $100 million. All three of these categories have demonstrated low levels of losses. During the quarter, we successfully completed a $45 million capital raise, accretive to book value. While we were not in immediate need of capital, our transaction account deposit growth continues to exceed our expectations and we decided to be proactive in building our capital to support that trend. We strategically exited two higher cost deposit relationships in 2012 which averaged over $800 million in deposits in fourth quarter 2011, to focus on lower cost deposits. If we exclude the impact of those changes, average fourth quarter deposits actually grew in excess of 57% year over year. The Company is well capitalized, and book value per share increased from $8.18 at December 31, 2011 to $9.06 at December 31, 2012, or an increase of 11%.”

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