Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ Global Market: LSBK), the holding company for Lake Shore Savings Bank (the “Bank”), announced first quarter 2010 net income of $0.72 million, or $0.12 per diluted share, a 78% increase, compared to net income of $0.41 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2009.

Highlights – First Quarter 2010
  • Net interest income increased by 21.8% compared to first quarter 2009.
  • Net interest margin increased 45 basis points compared to the prior year quarter.
  • Average deposits grew by $26 million, or 9.7%, compared to first quarter 2009.
  • The Bank’s asset quality remained strong with nonperforming to total loans at 0.84%.
  • The Bank developed a new full-service branch in Depew, NY, its fifth Erie County location, which opened for business in April.

“Our first quarter provided a solid start to 2010 with significant earnings growth, improvement in our net interest margin, and the continuation of our strong asset quality standards,” said David C. Mancuso, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We also realized significant deposit growth compared to both the first and fourth quarters of 2009, demonstrating our competitive strength within our market area. We opened our fifth Erie County branch location in Depew, New York during April, reflecting our solid capital position and continued earnings strength.”

First quarter 2010 revenue was $3.9 million, an increase of $0.61 million, or 18.3%, over the prior year quarter, and was primarily a result of net interest income growth in the 2010 period. Net interest income grew to $3.4 million during the first quarter of 2010, an increase of 21.8% from the first quarter 2009, driven by a $0.53 million decrease in total interest expense.

Net interest margin for first quarter 2010 was 3.42% compared to 2.97% for the prior year quarter. Lower market interest rates and disciplined deposit pricing resulted in a 77-basis point reduction in the total cost of funds, compared to the first quarter of 2009. As compared to the fourth quarter 2009, the Company’s net interest margin improved 19 basis points, reflective of a 29-basis point reduction in cost of funds, partially offset by a 4-basis point decline in earning asset yields.

First quarter 2010 operating expense of $2.9 million was up $0.24 million, or 9.1%, compared to first quarter 2009. The increase in non-interest expense was due primarily to employee costs including staff additions, merit pay increases and increased benefit costs. Higher marketing costs, to support the new branch opening, and a 135% increase in FDIC insurance assessments also contributed significantly to the increase in operating expense for first quarter 2010. First quarter 2009 non-interest expense included a one-time charge of $135,000 reflecting a loss on the sale of an interest rate floor derivative product.

The first quarter 2010 provision for loan losses, of $0.05 million, was a 58% decrease from the prior year quarter reflecting both the quality and composition of the Bank’s loan portfolio. Nonperforming loans as a percentage of total loans were 0.84% for the quarter, up 18 basis points compared to the prior year quarter, and up 19 basis points compared to the fourth quarter of 2009. Despite this increase, the Bank’s ratio of nonperforming loans to total loans remains significantly below industry averages.

Branch Opening

The Bank opened a new full-service branch in Depew, NY on April 12 th. The Depew branch is the Bank’s fifth location in Erie County, serving the metropolitan Buffalo market area.

Dividend Declared

The Company’s Board of Directors approved a $0.06 cash dividend on its common stock, payable on May 24, 2010, to shareholders of record as of May 10, 2010.

Lake Shore Bancorp, a federally-chartered mid-tier stock holding company, is the parent company of Lake Shore Savings Bank, a community-oriented financial institution operating ten full-service branch locations in Western New York offering a broad array of retail and commercial lending and deposit services. Lake Shore Bancorp common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market as LSBK. Additional information about the company is available at

This release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company’s and the Bank’s industry, and management’s beliefs and assumptions. Words such as anticipates, expects, intends, plans, believes, estimates and variations of such words and expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to forecast. Therefore, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or forecast in such forward-looking statements. The Company and Bank undertake no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information or otherwise.

Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc.

Selected Financial Information

March 31,

December 31,

(Dollars In Thousands)
Total assets $432,020 $425,656
Cash and cash equivalents 21,931 22,064
Securities available for sale 126,106 118,381
Loans receivable, net 257,431 259,174
Deposits 320,604 318,414
Short-term borrowings 4,750 6,850
Long-term debt 42,550 36,150
Equity 55,639 55,446

Three Months Ended
March 31,
  2010     2009

(Dollars In Thousands,

except for per share

Total Interest Income $ 4,942 $ 4,868
Total Interest Expense   1,547     2,081
Net Interest Income 3,395 2,787
Provision for Loan Losses   50     120

Net interest income after provision for

loan losses
3,345 2,667
Non interest income 546 545
Non interest expense   2,921     2,677
Income before income taxes 970 535
Income tax   249     130
Net income $ 721   $ 405

Basic and diluted earnings per common share*





Dividends declared per share





* The Company had no dilutive securities during the periods ending March 31, 2010 and 2009.

Lake Shore Bancorp, Inc.

Selected Financial Information

Three Months Ended
March 31,
2010   2009
Return on average assets 0.68%   0.40%
Return on average equity 5.14% 2.99%

Average interest-earning assets to average

interest-bearing liabilities
115.52% 116.15%
Interest rate spread 3.18% 2.61%
Net interest margin 3.42% 2.97%
Asset Quality Ratios:

Non-performing loans as a percent of totalnet loans
0.84% 0.66%

Non-performing assets as a percent oftotal assets
0.58% 0.46%

Allowance for loan losses as a percent oftotal net loans
0.63% 0.61%

Allowance for loan losses as a percent ofnon-performing loans
74.93% 92.85%

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