NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carver Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq:CARV), the holding company for Carver Federal Savings Bank ("Carver" or the "Bank"), today announced financial results for the three month period ended September 30, 2010, the second quarter of its fiscal year ending March 31, 2011 ("fiscal 2011"), as well as suspension of the quarterly cash dividend on its common stock.

The Company reported a net loss of $23.4 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2011 compared to a net loss of $0.3 million for the second quarter of fiscal 2010 and a loss of $2.5 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2011. On a per share basis, the net loss per share for the quarter was $9.43 compared to a net loss per share of $0.22 for the second quarter of fiscal 2010 and a net loss per share of $1.09 for the first quarter of fiscal 2011. The losses for the quarter are due primarily to a higher provision for loan losses and a $20.7 million non-cash charge to establish a valuation allowance on the Company's deferred tax asset. Earnings were also impacted by the current low interest rate environment combined with elevated levels of non-performing loans and a reduction in interest earning assets.

"We have taken aggressive steps toward rebalancing our loan portfolio and preserving capital as the impact of a prolonged recession makes its way through our books," said Deborah C. Wright, the Company's Chairman and CEO. "In addition to suspending the quarterly cash dividend, we have dramatically reduced Carver's concentration in real estate loans. Over the past six months, through the diligent efforts of our lending and workout teams, we have reduced our construction loan balances by 26% through a combination of problem loan resolutions, charge offs, pay downs and early payoffs. As we continue these efforts, we expect continued significant reductions in construction loan balances in addition to other actions we are taking to reduce the size of our balance sheet.

"While improving asset quality is our main priority, we also have new initiatives in place to reduce costs, maintain our strong interest rate margin and increase fee income. Importantly we look forward to launching a new product line to reach our community's unbanked residents, in early 2011. While some further erosion in our asset quality is expected into the next quarter, we are hopeful that the total level of delinquencies will begin to subside in the first half of 2011."

Ms. Wright added, "While we continue to meet the regulatory definition of a well capitalized bank, the Office of Thrift Supervision has made it clear, as we first disclosed last December, that we should significantly raise our capital ratios in light of our current asset quality and earnings level, in order to avoid additional regulatory oversight in the future. As a result, we are in an active process to raise new capital, which may include a combination of equity and debt instruments. This is our highest priority and we hope to have the process completed by the end of this year.

"These continue to be very challenging times, but we are positioning Carver to successfully weather this economic downturn and build on the strength of our franchise and leadership position in the neighborhoods we serve," Ms. Wright concluded.

For the six month period ended September 30, 2010, the Company reported a net loss of $25.9 million, or $10.53 per share, compared to net income of $0.4 million, or a loss per common share of $0.04 for the prior year period. The losses for the three and six month periods ended September 30, 2010, are due primarily to higher provisions for loan losses and a $20.7 million non-cash charge to establish a valuation allowance on the Company's deferred tax asset in the second quarter of fiscal 2011. The valuation allowance, which could be released in future periods if the Company returns to profitability, had no impact on the Bank's liquidity or its regulatory capital ratios.

Quarterly Dividend Suspended

The Company's Board of Directors announced that, based on highly uncertain economic conditions and the desire to preserve capital, Carver is suspending payment of the quarterly cash dividend on its common stock, effective immediately. While no assurance can be given that the payment of cash dividends will be resumed, the Board will continue to monitor business conditions, the Company's capitalization and profitability levels, asset quality and other factors in considering whether to resume such payments in the future.

Income Statement Highlights

Restatement of Second Quarter Fiscal 2010 Results to Reflect the Correct Estimated Value of Certain Residential Mortgage Loans

As previously disclosed in a Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on July 15, 2010, the Company restated its previously reported operating results for the second fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2009 to adjust the estimated fair value of certain residential mortgage loans that were classified as Held for Sale and reported at the lower of cost or fair value as of September 30, 2009. As a result of the correction net income for the second fiscal quarter was adjusted from a $0.8 million profit to a $0.3 million loss for the quarter. The adjustment reduced net income for the six month period ended September 30, 2009 from $1.5 million to $0.4 million.  For additional information, please review the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2010 and the Form 8-K filed on July 15, 2010. All financial information provided herein reflects these restated amounts.

Second Quarter Results

The Company reported a net loss for the quarter ended September 30, 2010 of $23.4 million compared to a net loss of $0.3 million for the prior year period. The net loss is the result of $6.5 million in higher provisions for loan losses and a $20.7 million valuation allowance taken on the Company's deferred tax asset ("DTA"), partially offset by increased non-interest income.

Net Interest Income

Interest income decreased $1.2 million in the second quarter, compared to the prior year quarter, as the average balance of interest earning assets declined $45.5 million, primarily due to a $42.0 million decline in the average balance of loans and a $5.0 million decline in the average balance of mortgage-backed securities. The decline in average loans was the result of management's efforts to reduce the Company's concentration of certain asset classes in its loan portfolio, which is expected to continue into next quarter. A decline of 72 basis points in the average yield on mortgage-backed securities to 3.40% from 4.12% in the prior year period also contributed to the overall decline in interest income. The current low interest rate environment combined with elevated levels of non-performing loan assets and a reduction in interest earning assets continue to constrain earnings.

Interest expense decreased by $0.2 million, or 8.8%, to $2.5 million for the second quarter, compared to $2.7 million for the prior year period.  The decrease was primarily the result of a decrease in interest expense on deposits of $0.3 million.  The decrease in interest expense reflects an 11 basis point decrease in the average cost of interest-bearing liabilities to 1.49% for the second quarter, compared to an average cost of 1.60% for the prior year period.  The decrease in the average cost of interest bearing liabilities was primarily due to the downward re-pricing of certificates of deposits and an increase in money market balances, which generally carry lower interest rates than certificates of deposit.

Provision for Loan Losses

The Company recorded a $7.8 million provision for loan losses for the second quarter compared to $1.3 million for the prior year period. For the three months ended September 30, 2010, net charge-offs were $6.0 million compared to net charge-offs of $0.6 million for the prior year period.  The increase in our provision reflects the Company's continued high levels of delinquencies and non-performing loans, the overall inherent risk in our loan portfolio and the uncertainty caused by the uneven economic recovery in the real estate market and the New York City economy.

Non-interest Income

Non-interest income increased $2.9 million, or 433.6%, to $2.2 million for the second quarter, compared to a loss of $0.7 million for the prior year period. The increase is primarily due to lower valuation adjustments on loans held for sale of $2.1 million to reflect loans held for sale at the lower of cost or fair value, a gain on the sale of investment securities of $0.7 million and higher fee income on New Market Tax Credit (NMTC) transactions of $0.3 million, partially offset by lower loan and deposit fees of $0.2 million.

Non-interest Expense

Non-interest expense increased $0.7 million, or 10.1%, to $7.6 million compared to $6.9 million for the prior year period. This change was primarily due to increased loan related expenses of $0.4 million, increased consulting expenses of $0.2 million and increased FDIC insurance premium charges of $0.1 million.

Income Taxes

The income tax expense was $17.0 million for the second quarter compared to a $0.8 million tax benefit for the prior year period. The income tax expense for the three month period ending September 30, 2010 consists of an income tax benefit of $3.7 million, primarily due to the Company's loss before income taxes in the current quarter compared to a smaller loss in the prior year period, offset by an income tax expense associated with the establishment of a $20.7 million valuation allowance against the deferred tax asset recorded during the quarter. In addition, the current quarter reflects the utilization of credits of $0.6 million on NMTC transactions. Management has concluded that it is "more likely than not" that the Company will not be able to fully realize the benefit of its deferred tax assets and thus, a valuation allowance of $20.7 million was recorded during the quarter. This valuation allowance does not preclude the Company from utilizing the accumulated deferred tax asset to offset future earnings.

Six Month Results

The Company reported a net loss for the six months ended September 30, 2010 of $25.9 million, compared to net income of $0.4 million for the prior year period.  The decrease is primarily due to $12.1 million of higher provisions for loan losses and a $20.7 million valuation allowance incurred on the Company's deferred tax asset, offset by an increase in non-interest income.

Net Interest Income

Net interest income decreased $0.8 million to $13.9 million compared to $14.7 million for the prior year period. This decrease was due to a decrease of $1.5 million in interest income offset by $0.7 million decrease in interest expense.

Interest income on loans was the primary driver of the decline in interest income, decreasing $1.2 million or 6.14% from the prior year period.  The change reflects a year over year decline of $26 million on the average balance as well as a reduction in the average yield on loans of 13 basis points to 5.43% compared to the prior year period of 5.56%. Also contributing to the decline in interest income was the mortgage backed securities portfolio. The average yield decreased 57 basis points to 3.56% compared to the prior year period of 4.13%, primarily reflecting the current low interest rate environment.

Interest expense decreased $0.7 million or 12.28% from the prior year period.  The decline was primarily the result of lower interest expense on deposits of $0.8 million. This decline reflects an 11 basis point decrease in the average cost of interest bearing liabilities to 1.50% from 1.71% for the prior year period. The lower average cost of interest bearing liabilities was primarily due to the increase in non-interest bearing checking accounts, downward re-pricing of certificates of deposits, and increased money market balances, which often carry lower interest rates than certificates of deposit.

Provision for Loan Losses

For the six month period ending September 30, 2010 the Company recorded a $14.1 million provision for loan losses compared to $2.0 million for the prior year period. Net charge-offs totaled $8.7 million for the six months ended September 30, 2010 compared to net charge-offs of $0.9 million for the prior year period. The Company determined that an increase in provision was warranted given its current level of delinquencies, coupled with continued uncertainty in the real estate market given the uneven economic recovery.

Non-Interest Income

Non- interest income increased $3.6 million during the six month period ending September 30, 2010 to $4.1 million compared to $0.5 million in the prior year period. The increase was primarily due to fees of $1.1 million received on three NMTC transactions as well as a reduction of $2.1 million in the amount required to reflect loans held for sale at the lower of cost or fair value.

Non-interest Expense

Non-interest expense increased $1.1 million during the six month period ending September 30, 2010 to $15.1 million compared to $14.0 million in the prior period. The increase was primarily due to loan related expenses of $0.5 million and increased consulting expenses of $0.2 million

Income Taxes

Prior to the recognition of a valuation allowance, during the six month period ending September 30, 2010 the Company recorded an income tax benefit of $6.0 million compared to a prior year benefit of $1.2 million. The income tax expense recorded for the six month period ended September 30, 2010 consists of an increase in tax benefits resulting from the Company's loss before income taxes in the first six months of the year compared to the prior year offset by tax expense associated with the establishment of a $20.7 million valuation allowance against the Company's deferred tax asset. The current period reflects the utilization of NMTC tax credits of $1.2 million. Management has concluded that it is "more likely than not" that the Company will not be able to fully realize the benefit of its deferred tax assets and thus a valuation allowance of $20.7 million was recorded during the quarter ended September 30, 2010. This valuation allowance does not preclude the Company from utilizing the accumulated deferred tax asset to offset future earnings.

Financial Condition Highlights

At September 30, 2010, total assets decreased $50.7 million, or 6.3%, to $754.8 million compared to $805.5 million at March 31, 2010. The loan portfolio decreased $50.8 million, the loan loss provision increased $5.4 million, the deferred tax asset decreased $14.3 million and cash and cash equivalents decreased $2.5 million. These decreases were offset by increases in investment securities of $21.7 million, and other assets of $2.0 million.  

Cash and cash equivalents decreased $2.5 million, or 6.6%, to $35.8 million at September 30, 2010, compared to $38.3 million at March 31, 2010. The decrease is due to utilization of cash flow from loan repayments to repay fixed rate borrowings and increase investment securities.

Total securities increased $21.7 million, or 39.2%, to $77.1 million at September 30, 2010, compared to $55.4 million at March 31, 2010. The variance is driven by increases of $14.4 million in available-for-sale securities and $7.3 million in held-to-maturity securities on net purchases of $27.2 million of investment securities offset by principal repayments.

Total loans receivable decreased $50.8 million, or 7.6%, to $619.2 million at September 30, 2010, compared to $670.0 million at March 31, 2010.  Principal repayments net of advances and originations across all loan classifications contributed to the decrease, with the largest impact from Construction ($24.7 million), Commercial Real Estate ($12.7 million) and Business ($12.7 million) loans.

The Company's deferred tax asset at March 31, 2010 was $14.3 million. The components of the deferred tax asset are primarily related to new market tax credit and allowance for loan losses recorded in prior periods.  The deferred tax asset increased $6.4 million during the period due primarily to the reported loss for the six month period ended September 30, 2010 and to the additional provision for loan losses. Realization of the deferred tax asset is dependent upon the existence of, or generation of, sufficient taxable income to utilize the deferred tax asset.  In assessing the need for a valuation allowance, management considers both positive and negative evidence related to the likelihood of realization of the deferred tax assets.  If, based on the weight of available evidence, it is "more likely than not" the deferred tax assets will not be realized, management records a valuation allowance.  Based on the expected future taxable income of the Company and considering the uncertainties in the current market conditions, management concluded that it is "more likely than not" that the Company will not be able to fully realize the benefit of its deferred tax assets and thus a $20.7 million valuation allowance was recorded during the quarter ended September 30, 2010. This valuation allowance does not preclude the Company from utilizing the accumulated deferred tax asset to offset future earnings.

The Company is currently exploring options to divest its interest in the remaining $7.2 million of additional NMTC tax credits it expects to receive through the period ending March 31, 2014. The Company's ability to utilize the deferred tax asset generated by NMTC as well as other deferred tax assets depends on its ability to generate sufficient taxable income from operations or from potential tax strategies to generate taxable income in the future. Since the Company has established a valuation allowance on the total amount of its net deferred tax asset, management believes there is greater economic benefit to the Company in divesting its interest in these tax credits.

Total liabilities decreased $24.0 million, or 3.2%, to $719.7 million at September 30, 2010, compared to $743.8 million at March 31, 2010. 

Deposits decreased $4.3 million, or 0.7%, to $598.9 million at September 30, 2010, compared to $603.2 million at March 31, 2010. While measurable growth in non-interest bearing checking account balances occurred, savings account and certificate of deposit balances declined slightly. 

Advances from the FHLB-NY and other borrowed money decreased by $19.1 million, or 14.5%, to $112.5 million at September 30, 2010, compared to $131.6 million at March 31, 2010, as two fixed-rate borrowings matured.

Total stockholders' equity decreased $26.6 million, or 43.2%, to $35.0 million at September 30, 2010, compared to $61.7 million at March 31, 2010 due to the $23.4 million loss recorded for the second quarter, partially offset by an increase in unrealized gains on investment securities of $0.3 million.

Asset Quality

At September 30, 2010, non-performing assets totaled $79.8 million, or 10.6% of total assets compared to $47.6 million or 5.9% of total assets at March 31, 2010. Non-performing assets at September 30, 2010 were comprised of $49.9 million of loans 90 days or more past due and non-accruing, $11.2 million of loans that have been deemed to be impaired and $18.7 million of loans classified as a troubled debt restructuring and either not consistently performing in accordance with modified terms or not performing in accordance with modified terms for at least six months. Of the $11.2 million of impaired loans included in non-performing assets, approximately $1.4 million, while having experienced some payment difficulties in the past, are presently current with regard to their payments but are considered impaired and therefore on non-accrual status, due primarily to declines in collateral values.  The Company does not anticipate marked improvement in its level of delinquencies until the economy rebounds. However, the Company continues to proactively work with borrowers to address delinquent loans and their impact.

The allowance for loan losses was $17.4 million at September 30, 2010, which represents a ratio of the allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans of 21.9% compared to 30.2% at March 31, 2010. The ratio of the allowance for loan losses to total loans was 2.8% at September 30, 2010 up from 1.8% at March 31, 2010.

About Carver Bancorp, Inc.

Carver Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Carver Federal Savings Bank, a federally chartered stock savings bank, founded in 1948 to serve African-American communities whose residents, businesses and institutions had limited access to mainstream financial services.  Carver, the largest African- and Caribbean-American run bank in the United States, operates nine full-service branches in the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens. For further information, please visit the Company's website at www.carverbank.com.

Certain statements in this press release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances. Actual results may differ materially from those included in these statements due to a variety of factors, risks and uncertainties. More information about these factors, risks and uncertainties is contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission
 
CARVER BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION
(In thousands, except per share data)
 
  September 30, March 31,  
  2010 2010  
  (unaudited)    
ASSETS      
Cash and cash equivalents:      
Cash and due from banks  $ 27,978  $ 37,513  
Money market investments  7,836  833  
Total cash and cash equivalents 35,814 38,346  
Investment securities:      
Available-for-sale, at fair value  57,465 43,050  
Held-to-maturity, at amortized cost (fair value of $20,761 and $12,603 at September 30, 2010 and March 31, 2010, respectively) 19,623 12,343  
Total securities 77,088 55,393  
       
Loans held-for-sale 550  --   
       
Loans receivable:      
Real estate mortgage loans 560,147 600,913  
Commercial business loans 57,679 67,695  
Consumer loans 1,387 1,403  
Loans, net 619,213 670,011  
Allowance for loan losses (17,425) (12,000)  
Total loans receivable, net 601,788 658,011  
Premises and equipment, net  11,821 12,076  
Federal Home Loan Bank of New York stock, at cost 3,353 4,107  
Bank owned life insurance 9,963 9,803  
Accrued interest receivable 3,217 3,539  
Core deposit intangibles, net 152 228  
Deferred Tax Asset (net of valuation allowance)  --  14,321  
Other assets  11,044 9,650  
Total assets  $ 754,790  $ 805,474  
       
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY      
Liabilities:      
Deposits:      
Savings   $ 107,061  $ 115,817  
Non-Interest Bearing Checking  66,676  58,792  
NOW   42,002  43,593  
Money Market  68,559  67,122  
Certificates of Deposit  314,635  317,925  
Total Deposits   598,933  603,249  
Advances from the FHLB-New York and other borrowed money 112,542 131,557  
Other liabilities  8,273 8,982  
Total liabilities 719,748 743,788  
       
Stockholders' equity:      
Preferred stock (par value $0.01 per share, 2,000,000 shares authorized; 18,980 shares,  with a liquidation preference of $1,000.00 per share, issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2010 and March 31, 2010)  18,980  18,980  
Common stock (par value $0.01 per share: 10,000,000 shares authorized; 2,524,691 shares issued; 2,484,285 and 2,474,719 shares outstanding at September 30, 2010 and March 31, 2010, respectively) 25 25  
Additional paid-in capital 24,300 24,374  
Retained earnings (7,535) 18,806  
Treasury stock, at cost (40,406 and 49,972 shares at September 30, 2010 and March 31, 2010, respectively)  (568)  (697)  
Accumulated other comprehensive income (160) 198  
Total stockholders' equity 35,042 61,686  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity  $ 754,790  $ 805,474  
 
 
CARVER BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
         
  Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
  September 30,  September 30, 
  2010 2009* 2010 2009*
Interest Income:        
Loans  $ 8,686  $ 9,689  $ 17,635  $ 18,788
Mortgage-backed securities  525  $ 687  1,112  1,431
Investment securities  94  $ 126  158  187
Money market investments  38  $ 5  58  15
Total interest income  9,343  $ 10,507  18,963  20,421
Interest expense:        
Deposits   1,504  $ 1,777  3,021  3,815
Advances and other borrowed money  983  $ 951  2,024  1,936
Total interest expense  2,487  $ 2,728  5,045  5,751
         
Net interest income  6,856  $ 7,779  13,918  14,670
         
Provision for loan losses   7,829  $ 1,315  14,077  2,003
Net interest income after provision for loan losses  (973)  $ 6,464  (159)  12,667
         
Non-interest income:        
Depository fees and charges  742  $ 782  1,499  1,499
Loan fees and service charges  214  $ 339  435  567
Gain on sale of securities, net  739  $ ----  763  -- 
Gain on sale of loans, net  4  $ ----  8  4
New Market Tax Credit fees  370  $ 38  1,181  75
Lower of Cost or market adjustment on loans held for sale  --   $ (2,136)  --   (2,136)
Other  176  $ 304  221  471
Total non-interest income  2,245  $ (673)  4,107  480
         
Non-interest expense:         
Employee compensation and benefits   2,901  $ 3,194  6,107  6,313
Net occupancy expense  975  $ 1,155  1,952  2,142
Equipment, net  548  $ 416  1,085  1,000
Consulting fees  326  $ 162  545  369
Federal deposit insurance premiums  394  $ 255  750  1,048
Other   2,492  $ 1,756  4,662  3,123
Total non-interest expense  7,636  $ 6,938  15,101  13,995
         
Loss before income taxes  (6,364)  $ (1,147)  (11,151)  (849)
Income tax (benefit )/expense  16,998  $ (838)  14,702  (1,235)
Net (loss) income  $ (23,362)  $ (309)  $ (25,853)  $ 386
         
Earnings per common share:   $ (9.43)  $ (0.22)  $ (10.53)  $ (0.04)
         
* As restated        
   
CARVER BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
Non Performing Asset Table  
(In thousands)  
   
  September  2010 June  2010 March 2010 December 2009 September 2009  
Loans accounted for on a non-accrual basis (1):            
Gross loans receivable:            
One- to four-family  $ 14,583  $ 14,320  $ 7,682  $ 5,009  $ 3,297  
Multifamily  14,103  16,923  10,334  6,406  5,988  
Non-residential  11,189  13,249  6,315  3,831  4,933  
Construction  36,145  34,792  17,413  12,719  9,808  
Business  3,699  7,031  5,799  5,138  2,760  
Consumer   37  15  28  35  31  
Total non-accrual loans  79,756  86,330  47,571  33,138  26,817  
             
Other non-performing assets (2):            
Real estate owned  19  1  66  28  67  
Total other non-performing assets  19  1  66  28  67  
Total non-performing assets (3)  $ 79,775  $ 86,331  $ 47,637  $ 33,166  $ 26,884  
             
Accruing loans contractually past due > 90 days (4)  1,765  478  1,411  305  987  
             
Non-performing loans to total loans 12.88% 13.34% 7.10% 4.86% 3.92%  
Non-performing assets to total assets 10.57% 10.74% 5.91% 4.12% 3.33%  
 
(1) Non-accrual status denotes any loan where the delinquency exceeds 90 days past due and in the opinion of management the collection of additional interest is doubtful. Payments received on a non-accrual loan are either applied to the outstanding principal balance or recorded as interest income, depending on assessment of the ability to collect on the loan.
 
(2) Other non-performing assets generally represent property acquired by the Bank in settlement of loans (i.e., through foreclosure, repossession or as an in-substance foreclosure). These assets are recorded at the lower of their fair value or the cost to acquire.
 
(3) Troubled debt restructured loans performing in accordance with their modified terms for less than six months and those not performing to their modified terms are considered non-accrual and are included in the non-accrual category in the table above. TDR loans that have performed in accordance with their modified terms for a period of at least six months are generally considered performing loans and are not presented in the table above. 
 
(4) Loans 90 days or more past due and still accruing, which were not included in the non-performing category, are presented in the above table. 
 
CARVER BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED AVERAGE BALANCES
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
  For the Three Months Ended September 30,
  2010 2009
  Average   Average Average   Average
  Balance Interest Yield/Cost Balance Interest Yield/Cost
             
Interest Earning Assets:            
Loans (1)  $ 641,156  $ 8,686 5.42%  $ 683,189  $ 9,689 5.67%
Mortgage-backed securities  61,838  525 3.40%  66,689  687 4.11%
Investment securities (2)  3,469  127 14.61%  5,008  129 10.21%
Other investments and federal funds sold  3,980  5 0.51%  1,017  2 0.73%
Total interest-earning assets  710,443  9,343 5.26%  755,903  10,507 5.56%
Non-interest-earning assets  94,681      50,928    
Total assets  $ 805,124      $ 806,831    
             
Interest Bearing Liabilities:            
Deposits:            
Now demand  $ 61,917  32 0.20%  $ 49,900  19 0.15%
Savings and clubs  109,254  74 0.27%  117,820  65 0.22%
Money market   69,967  192 1.10%  46,697  155 1.32%
Certificates of deposit  312,460  1,198 1.53%  332,723  1,529 1.82%
Mortgagors deposits  2,257  8 1.49%  2,286  9 1.60%
Total deposits  555,855  1,504 1.08%  549,426  1,777 1.28%
Borrowed money  114,110  983 3.45%  125,114  951 3.01%
Total interest-bearing liabilities  669,965  2,487 1.48%  674,540  2,728 1.60%
Non-interest-bearing liabilities:            
Demand  68,257      58,517    
Other liabilities  7,691      8,552    
Total liabilities  745,913      741,609    
Minority Interest  --       --     
Stockholders' equity  59,211      65,222    
Total liabilities & stockholders' equity  $ 805,124      $ 806,831    
Net interest income    $ 6,857      $ 7,779  
             
Average interest rate spread     3.78%     3.96%
             
Net interest margin     3.86%     4.12%
             
(1) Includes non-accrual loans            
(2) Includes FHLB-NY stock            
 
 
CARVER BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED AVERAGE BALANCES
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
  Six months ended September 30, 
  2010 2009
  Average   Average Average   Average
  Balance Interest Yield/Cost Balance Interest Yield/Cost
             
Interest Earning Assets:            
Loans (1)  $ 649,255  $ 17,635 5.43%  $ 675,253  $ 18,788 5.56%
Mortgage-backed securities  62,379  1,112 3.56%  69,262  1,431 4.13%
Investment securities (2)  3,737  206 11.01%  4,901  194 7.89%
Other investments and federal funds sold  2,681  10 0.78%  1,023  8 1.56%
Total interest-earning assets  718,052  18,963 5.28%  750,439  20,421 5.44%
Non-interest-earning assets  91,628      50,989    
Total assets  $ 809,680      $ 801,428    
             
Interest Bearing Liabilities:            
Deposits:            
Now demand  $ 52,061  63 0.24%  $ 52,025  41 0.16%
Savings and clubs  112,679  147 0.26%  118,526  131 0.22%
Money market   70,388  415 1.18%  45,194  302 1.33%
Certificates of deposit  314,705  2,374 1.51%  329,187  3,320 2.01%
Mortgagors deposits  2,712  22 1.65%  2,587  21 1.60%
Total deposits  552,545  3,021 1.09%  547,519  3,815 1.39%
Borrowed money  119,298  2,024 3.39%  122,708  1,936 3.15%
Total interest-bearing liabilities  671,843  5,045 1.50%  670,227  5,751 1.71%
Non-interest-bearing liabilities:            
Demand  64,311      59,237    
Other liabilities  8,142      8,184    
Total liabilities  744,296      737,648    
Minority Interest  --       --     
Stockholders' equity  65,384      63,780    
Total liabilities & stockholders' equity  $ 809,680      $ 801,428    
Net interest income    $ 13,918      $ 14,669  
             
Average interest rate spread     3.78%     3.73%
             
Net interest margin     3.88%     3.91%
             
(1) Includes non-accrual loans            
(2) Includes FHLB-NY stock            
 
CARVER BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED SELECTED KEY RATIOS
(Unaudited)
  Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended   
  September 30, September 30,  
Selected Statistical Data: 2010 2009 2010 2009  
           
Return on average assets (1) -11.61% -0.15% -6.39% 0.10%  
Return on average equity (2)  -157.82% -1.89% -79.08% 1.21%  
Net interest margin (3)  3.86% 4.12% 3.88% 3.91%  
Interest rate spread (4)  3.77% 3.96% 3.78% 3.73%  
Efficiency ratio (5)  83.90% 97.62% 83.78% 92.38%  
Operating expenses to average assets (6) 3.79% 3.44% 3.73% 3.49%  
Average equity to average assets (7) 7.35% 8.08% 8.08% 7.96%  
           
Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities  1.06 x 1.12 x  1.06 x 1.10 x   
           
Earnings per share - basic  $ (9.43)  $ (0.22)  $ (10.53)  $ (0.04)  
Earnings per share - diluted  N/A   N/A   N/A   N/A   
Average shares outstanding - basic  2,483,025  2,474,719  2,482,883  2,472,383  
Average shares outstanding - diluted  2,537,395  2,493,145  2,537,252  2,490,809  
Cash dividends  $ --   $ 0.10  $ 0.025  $ 0.20  
           
  September 30,      
  2010 2009*      
Capital Ratios:          
Tier I leverage capital ratio (8) 6.44% 8.42%      
Tier I risk-based capital ratio (8) 8.62% 10.09%      
Total risk-based capital ratio (8) 10.77% 11.31%      
           
Asset Quality Ratios:          
Non performing assets to total assets (9) 10.57% 3.92%      
Non performing loans to total loans receivable (9) 12.88% 3.33%      
Allowance for loan losses to total loans net 2.81% 1.19%      
Allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans 21.85% 30.29%      
         
         
(1) Net income, annualized, divided by average total assets.        
(2) Net income, annualized, divided by average total equity.  
(3) Net interest income, annualized, divided by average interest-earning assets.  
(4) Combined weighted average interest rate earned less combined weighted average interest rate cost.  
(5) Operating expenses divided by sum of net interest income plus non-interest income.   
(6) Non-interest expenses, annualized, divided by average total assets.   
(7) Average equity divided by average assets for the period ended.  
(8) Dividends paid on common stock during the period divided by net income for the period.  
(9) Dividend payout ratios are adjusted for the payment of preferred dividends.  
(8) These ratios reflect consolidated bank only.  
(9) Non performing assets consist of non-accrual loans, impaired loans and real estate owned.  
   
* As restated  
CONTACT:  Kekst and Company          Ruth Pachman          Michael Herley          (212) 521-4800                   Carver Bancorp, Inc.          Chris A. McFadden          (718) 676-8940

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