Porter Bancorp, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter And 2010 Results

Porter Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBIB), parent company of PBI Bank, with 18 full-service banking offices in Kentucky, today reported results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2010.

The Company reported a net loss available to common shareholders of $9.0 million, or $(0.77) per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2010 compared with a net loss of $256,000, or $(0.03) per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2009. Net loss available to common shareholders for 2010 was $6.2 million, or $(0.60) per fully diluted common share, compared with net income of $9.1 million, or $1.00 per fully diluted common share, for 2009.

“Porter Bancorp’s loss for the fourth quarter and 2010 was due to the continued weakness in the real estate market and its effects on values of collateral securing our loans and other real estate owned, as well as some customers’ ability to repay their loans,” stated Maria L. Bouvette, President and CEO of Porter Bancorp. “As a result of these trends, we charged off a high level of construction and land development loans at year-end and wrote-down other real estate owned (OREO) to reflect lower appraisal values.

“Our primary focus is to improve Porter Bancorp’s profitability, preserve our strong capital base and reduce the credit risks in our loan portfolio. Our core business remains solid with continued growth in our net interest margin and non-interest income since the fourth quarter of last year. Our capital ratios were strengthened during 2010 with capital raises of almost $32 million. At the end of 2010, our total risk-based capital ratio rose to 16.32% from 13.83% at year-end 2009, well above the 10.0% requirement for a well-capitalized institution.

“Our non-performing assets have increased from $119.5 million at September 30, 2010, to $128 million at December 31, 2010. The bulk of the non-performing assets are the result of weakness in our construction and land development portfolio. We have made solid progress in reducing our exposure to higher risk construction and land development loans. Since year-end 2008, our construction and land development loans are down 46.3% and represented only 15.3% of our loan portfolio at year-end 2010. We also continue to be diligent in moving non-performing loans through the system of collection or foreclosure to minimize our potential losses. We are diligently working to reduce our non-performing assets. We believe these measures will improve our future profitability when the economy strengthens in our markets,” continued Ms. Bouvette.

Fourth Quarter Results

  • Net loss available to common shareholders was $9.0 million for the three months ended December 31, 2010, compared with a net loss of $256,000 for the fourth quarter of 2009. Net loss per fully diluted common share was $(0.77) in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared with $(0.03) per share in the fourth quarter of 2009.
  • Net interest margin increased 3 basis points to 3.60% in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared with 3.57% in the fourth quarter of 2009. The increase in margin since last year benefited from a lower average cost of funds.
  • We recorded a gain on sale of securities totaling $2.9 million during the fourth quarter. We made a strategic decision to liquidate certain mortgage backed securities and corporate bonds during the quarter.
  • Average loans decreased 5.5% to $1.32 billion in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared with $1.39 billion in the fourth quarter of 2009. Net loans decreased 8.5% to $1.27 billion in the fourth quarter of 2010, compared with $1.39 billion at December 31, 2009. The decrease in loans is due to a slowdown in new loan originations in certain markets, loan charge-offs and transfers to OREO.
  • Deposits decreased 4.1% to $1.47 billion compared with $1.53 billion at December 31, 2009. The decrease in deposits follows management’s strategy to match liability funding levels with lower loan balances.
  • Total assets decreased 6.1% to $1.72 billion compared with $1.84 billion at December 31, 2009.
  • Efficiency ratio was 107.5% in the fourth quarter of 2010, compared with 44.4% in the prior year fourth quarter. Our efficiency ratio increased due to higher non-interest expense, primarily OREO expense. Despite the higher credit-related costs, the Company continues to control its discretionary expenses.
  • Non-performing loans increased $14.6 million, or 31.8%, during the fourth quarter to $60.4 million at December 31, 2010, compared with $45.8 million at September 30, 2010. The increase was primarily in the construction and land development segment of our business.
  • Non-performing assets increased $8.6 million, or 7.2%, during the fourth quarter to $128.1 million at December 31, 2010, from $119.5 million at September 30, 2010. The increase was primarily attributable to non-performing loans moving through the collection, foreclosure and disposition process.

Net Interest Income

Net interest income decreased 5.5% to $14.1 million for the three months ended December 31, 2010, a decrease of $814,000, compared with $14.9 million for the same period in 2009. The decrease in net interest income was primarily attributable to lower average interest earning assets coupled with the impact of non-accrual loan levels. Net interest income rose 6.5% to $57.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2010, an increase of $3.5 million, compared with $54.1 million for the same period in 2009. The increase in net interest income was primarily attributable to an increase in net interest margin compared with 2009.

Net interest margin increased 3 basis points to 3.60% in the fourth quarter of 2010 from our margin of 3.57% in the prior year fourth quarter due primarily to lower cost of funds. The yield on earning assets declined 44 basis points from the 2009 fourth quarter while rates paid on interest-bearing liabilities declined 57 basis points. Net interest margin decreased 13 basis points to 3.60% from our margin of 3.73% in the third quarter of 2010 due primarily to a lower yield on average earning assets. The yield on earning assets declined 26 basis points while the cost of interest-bearing liabilities decreased 17 basis points from the third quarter of 2010.

Average earning assets declined 6.2% to $1.56 billion for the three months ended December 31, 2010, compared with $1.67 billion for the three months ended December 31, 2009. The decline in average earning assets was due primarily to lower average loans resulting from a slowdown in new loan originations and loans moved to other real estate owned (OREO).

Average deposits decreased 0.4% to $1.43 billion, down from $1.44 billion for the three months ended December 31, 2009.

Non-Interest Income

Non-interest income for the fourth quarter of 2010 increased 166.1%, or $2.8 million, to $4.5 million compared with $1.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2009. The increase in non-interest income was due primarily to $2.9 million in net gains on sales of securities in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared with a net loss of $7,000 on sales of securities in the fourth quarter of 2009.

Non-Interest Expense

Non-interest expense for the fourth quarter of 2010 increased from the prior year’s fourth quarter due primarily to increased OREO expense. OREO expense increased to $9.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared with $449,000 in the fourth quarter of 2009, due primarily to increased losses on sales of OREO, OREO write-downs and OREO maintenance costs. FDIC insurance expense increased 14.6% to $705,000 in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared with $615,000 in the fourth quarter of 2009. State franchise tax expense increased 20.7% to $543,000 in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared with $450,000 in the fourth quarter of 2009.

Balance Sheet Review

Total assets declined 6.1%, or $111.1 million, to $1.72 billion at December 31, 2010, from $1.84 billion at December 31, 2009. The Company’s loan portfolio decreased 7.8%, or $110.2 million, to $1.30 billion from $1.41 billion at December 31, 2009, due primarily to softness in loan demand and troubled loans moving through the collection, foreclosure, and disposition process. Deposits at December 31, 2010 decreased 4.1% to $1.47 billion from $1.53 billion at December 31, 2009, due primarily to fewer certificates of deposit.

Asset Quality

Non-performing loans increased to $60.4 million, or 4.63% of total loans, at December 31, 2010, compared with $45.8 million, or 3.45% of total loans, at September 30, 2010. Non-performing loans were down $24.5 million from $84.9 million, or 6.00% of total loans, at December 31, 2009, due primarily to troubled loans working their way through the collection, foreclosure and disposition process. Foreclosed properties at December 31, 2010, decreased to $67.6 million compared with $73.6 million at September 30, 2010, and increased in comparison with $14.5 million at December 31, 2009. Our ratio of non-performing assets to total assets increased during the quarter to 7.43% at December 31, 2010, compared with 6.71% at September 30, 2010, and 5.42% at December 31, 2009.

Our loan loss reserve as a percentage of total loans increased to 2.63% at December 31, 2010, compared with 1.87% at December 31, 2009. Net loan charge-offs for the fourth quarter of 2010 were $10.6 million, or 0.81% of average loans for the quarter.

Our provision for loan losses was $15.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2010, compared with $5.0 million in the third quarter of 2010, and $9.0 million in the prior year fourth quarter.

“We remain focused on improving loan quality and reducing our level of non-performing assets,” continued Ms. Bouvette. “We believe our active write-down of OREO to reflect declining values during the year, and the charge-offs made at year-end 2010 have better aligned our loan portfolio values with the current economic conditions in our markets.”

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Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release relating to Porter Bancorp’s plans, objectives, expectations or future performance are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words “believe,” “may,” “should,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “objective,” “seek,” “plan,” “strive” or similar words, or negatives of these words, identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations. Porter Bancorp’s actual results in future periods may differ materially from those currently expected due to various risks and uncertainties, including those discussed under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Form 10-K and subsequent periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date of the release and Porter Bancorp does not assume any responsibility to update these statements.

Additional Information

Unaudited supplemental financial information for the fourth quarter and year ending December 31, 2010 follows.

 
 
 
 
 

PORTER BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

Unaudited Financial Information

(in thousands, except share and per share data)
 
    Three     Three     Three     Twelve     Twelve
Months Months Months Months Months
Ended Ended Ended Ended Ended
12/31/10 9/30/10 12/31/09 12/31/10 12/31/09

 

 

 
Income Statement Data
Interest income $ 20,315 $ 21,340 $ 23,517 $ 86,407 $ 94,466
Interest expense   6,229     6,764     8,617     28,841     40,412

 

 

 
Net interest income 14,086 14,576 14,900 57,566 54,054
Provision for loan losses   15,500     5,000     9,000     30,100     14,200

 

 

 

 
Net interest income after provision (1,414 ) 9,576 5,900 27,466 39,854
 
Service charges on deposit accounts 714 757 793 2,984 3,112
Income from fiduciary activities 236 226 230 987 875
Net gain on sales of loans originated for sale 144 135 88 554 411
Net gain (loss) on sales of securities, net 2,896 2,175 (7 ) 5,152 315
Other than temporary impairment on securities (132 ) (597 )
Other   604     638     573     2,502     2,381

 

 

 
Non-interest income 4,462 3,931 1,677 11,582 7,094
 
Salaries & employee benefits 3,176 3,849 3,519 14,903 15,009
Occupancy and equipment 988 1,070 946 4,095 3,918
FDIC insurance 705 855 615 2,971 2,203
FDIC special insurance assessment 781
Franchise tax 543 543 450 2,172 1,800
Other real estate owned expense 9,859 2,163 449 16,254 1,155
Professional fees 270 239 295 1,067 901
Postage and delivery 153 183 191 722 752
Communications expense 199 179 161 737 729
Advertising 131 104 88 408 492
Other   943     764     654     3,149     2,716

 

 

 
Non-interest expense 16,967 9,949 7,368 46,478 30,456
 
Income (loss) before income taxes (13,919 ) 3,558 209 (7,430 ) 16,492
Income tax expense (benefit)   (4,989 )   1,137     (17 )   (3,046 )   5,424

 

 

 
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Net income (loss) (8,930 ) 2,421 226 (4,384 ) 11,068
Less:
Dividends on preferred stock 437 498 438 1,810 1,750
Accretion on preferred stock 45 44 44 177 176
Earnings (loss) allocated to participating securities   (365 )   88         (184 )  
 
Net income (loss) available to common $ (9,047 ) $ 1,791   $ (256 ) $ (6,187 ) $ 9,142

 

 

 
 
Weighted average shares – Basic 11,707,334 11,021,658 9,194,262 10,333,499 9,182,487
Weighted average shares – Diluted 11,707,334 11,580,371 9,194,262 10,333,499 9,182,487
 
Basic earnings (loss) per common share $ (0.77 ) $ 0.16 $ (0.03 ) $ (0.60 ) $ 1.00
Diluted earnings (loss) per common share $ (0.77 ) $ 0.15 $ (0.03 ) $ (0.60 ) $ 1.00
Cash dividends declared per common share $ 0.01 $ 0.10 $ 0.19 $ 0.49 $ 0.76

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PORTER BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

Unaudited Financial Information

(in thousands, except share and per share data)
 
    Three     Three     Three     Twelve     Twelve
Months Months Months Months Months
Ended Ended Ended Ended Ended
12/31/10 9/30/10 12/31/09 12/31/10 12/31/09

 

 

 
Average Balance Sheet Data
Assets $ 1,716,430 $ 1,704,043 $ 1,750,225 $ 1,747,648 $ 1,714,131
Loans 1,317,606 1,335,357 1,394,429 1,353,295 1,371,034
Earning assets 1,564,243 1,563,599 1,667,417 1,618,541 1,637,103
Deposits 1,433,921 1,402,842 1,440,017 1,459,041 1,385,572
Long-term debt and advances 60,845 81,441 116,122 81,741 140,259
Interest bearing liabilities 1,402,052 1,393,425 1,469,548 1,450,133 1,437,706
Stockholders’ equity 201,478 201,126 173,440 188,015 168,752
 
 
Performance Ratios
Return on average assets -2.06 % 0.56 % 0.05 % -0.25 % 0.65 %
Return on average equity -17.58 4.78 0.52 -2.33 6.56
Yield on average earning assets (tax equivalent) 5.18 5.44 5.62 5.37 5.80
Cost of interest bearing liabilities 1.76 1.93 2.33 1.99 2.81
Net interest margin (tax equivalent) 3.60 3.73 3.57 3.59 3.33
Efficiency ratio 107.49 60.92 44.43 71.96 50.06
 
Loan Charge-off Data
Loans charged-off $ (10,638 ) $ (2,514 ) $ (4,619 ) $ (22,461 ) $ (7,731 )
Recoveries   31   70   53   254     271

 

 

 

 
Net charge-offs $ (10,607 ) $ (2,444 ) $ (4,566 ) $ (22,207 ) $ (7,460 )

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

PORTER BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY

Unaudited Financial Information

(in thousands, except share and per share data)
 
    As of     As of     As of
  12/31/10   9/30/10   12/31/09  

 

 

 
Assets
Loans $ 1,303,013 $ 1,328,695 $ 1,413,252
Loan loss reserve   (34,285 )   (29,392 )   (26,392 )

 

 

 
Net loans 1,268,728 1,299,303 1,386,860
Securities available for sale 106,309 150,569 168,721
Federal funds sold & interest bearing deposits 6,742 120,591 157,091
Cash and due from financial institutions 178,693 46,279 15,082
Premises and equipment 22,468 22,708 23,610
Other real estate owned 67,635 73,645 14,548
Goodwill 23,794 23,794 23,794
Accrued interest receivable and other assets   49,583     43,290     45,384  

 

 

 

 
Total Assets $ 1,723,952   $ 1,780,179   $ 1,835,090  

 

 

 

 
 
Liabilities and Equity
Certificates of deposit $ 1,166,820 $ 1,093,032 $ 1,238,189
Interest checking 87,690 80,153 77,108
Money market 80,082 78,232 84,160
Savings   34,678     35,222     33,376  

 

 

 

 
Total interest bearing deposits 1,369,270 1,286,639 1,432,833
Demand deposits   98,398     103,424     97,263  

 

 

 

 

 
Total deposits 1,467,668 1,390,063 1,530,096
Federal funds purchased & repurchase agreements 11,616 34,083 11,517
FHLB advances 15,022 110,763 82,980
Junior subordinated debentures 33,550 33,775 34,000
Accrued interest payable and other liabilities   6,681     8,922     7,163  

 

 

 

 

 
Total liabilities 1,534,537 1,577,606 1,665,756
Stockholders’ equity   189,415     202,573     169,334  

 

 

 

 

 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity $ 1,723,952   $ 1,780,179   $ 1,835,090

 

 

 

 

 
 
Ending shares outstanding 11,846,107 11,845,776 9,194,262
Book value per common share $ 12.76 $ 13.87 $ 14.61
Tangible book value per common share 10.33 11.11 11.44
 
Asset Quality Data
Loan 90 days or more past due still on accrual $ 594 $ 7,048 $ 5,968
Non-accrual loans   59,799     38,784     78,888  

 

 

 

 

 
Total non-performing loans 60,393 45,832 84,856
Real estate acquired through foreclosures 67,635 73,645 14,548
Other repossessed assets   52     53     80  

 

 

 

 

 
Total non-performing assets $ 128,080   $ 119,530   $ 99,484  

 

 

 

 

 
Non-performing loans to total loans 4.63 % 3.45 % 6.00 %
Non-performing assets to total assets 7.43 6.71 5.42
Allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans 56.77 64.13 31.10
Allowance for loan losses to total loans 2.63 2.21 1.87
 
Risk-based Capital Ratios
Tier I leverage ratio 11.08 % 11.71 % 9.59 %
Tier I risk-based capital ratio 14.39 14.44 11.93
Total risk-based capital ratio 16.32 16.35 13.83
 
FTE employees 286 288 278
 
 
 
 

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