Security Federal Corporation Announces Earnings Increase

Security Federal Corporation (“Company”) (OTCBB:SFDL), the holding company for Security Federal Bank (“Bank”), today announced results for its fiscal year and for the fourth quarter of its fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. The Company reported net income available to common shareholders of $1.16 million or $0.43 per common share (basic) for its fiscal year ended March 31, 2011 an increase of $526,000 or 83.23% compared to net income available to common shareholders of $632,000 or $0.26 per common share (basic) for its prior fiscal year ended March 31, 2010. Net income available to common shareholders for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 was $281,000 or $0.10 per common share (basic) compared to a net loss of $155,000 or $0.06 per common share (basic) for the quarter ended March 31, 2010.

The increases in earnings for the year and the quarter ended March 31, 2011 are primarily a result of an increase in net interest margin combined with a decrease in the provision for loan losses and a decrease in preferred stock dividends. For the year ended March 31, 2011, an increase in non-interest income also contributed to the increase in earnings.

The net interest margin increased 19 basis points to 3.17% for the year ended March 31, 2011 compared to 2.98% for the previous year. As a result, net interest income increased $276,000 or 1.01% to $27.65 million for the year ended March 31, 2011, compared to $27.37 million for the year ended March 31, 2010. Net interest margin for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 also improved when compared to previous quarters. For the three months ended March 31, 2011, net interest margin increased 35 basis points to 3.41% up from 3.06% for the same quarter in 2010. As a result, net interest income increased $411,000 or 5.94% to $7.34 million for the three months ended March 31, 2011, compared to $6.93 million for the three months ended March 31, 2010.

Non-performing assets, which consist of non-accrual loans and repossessed assets net of specific reserves, decreased $13.68 million to $26.52 million at March 31, 2011 from $40.20 million at March 31, 2010. This also reflects a decrease from $37.50 million at December 31, 2010. Consistent with the decrease in non-performing assets, the provision for loan losses decreased $355,000 to $7.80 million for the year ended March 31, 2011 compared to $8.16 million for the previous year. For the quarter ended March 31, 2011, charges to the provision for loan losses were $1.85 million, a decrease of $830,000 or 30.97% compared to $2.68 million for the same period in the fourth quarter of 2010. Management closely monitors the loan portfolio on an ongoing basis to proactively identify any potential problem loans. The allowance for loan losses represented 2.54% of total loans held for investment at March 31, 2011 and 2.13% of total loans held for investment at March 31, 2010.

As previously reported, the Company completed a successful capital raise during the third quarter ended December 31, 2010. On December 22, 2010 the Company sold 82,906 shares of its common stock through a private placement. This was the final phase in a successful plan to raise capital that began in the quarter ended September 30, 2010. Also as previously reported on September 29, 2010, the Company raised an additional $8.0 million of capital as a result of the completion of a $4.0 million private placement of its common stock and the simultaneous exchange of $18.0 million of its Series A preferred stock for $18.0 million of Series B preferred stock and the sale of $4.0 million of its Series B preferred stock to the U.S. Treasury, through the Company’s participation in the U.S. Treasury’s Community Development Capital Initiative (“CDCI”). In connection with its participation in the CDCI, the Company was able to reduce the annual cumulative dividend rate of 5% paid on the Series A preferred stock to an annual cumulative dividend rate of 2% paid on the Series B preferred stock. As a result of this exchange, preferred stock dividends decreased $234,000 or 26.00% to $666,000 for the year ended March 31, 2011 compared to $900,000 in 2010. For the quarter ended March 31, 2011, preferred stock dividends decreased $115,000 or 51.11% to $110,000 compared to $225,000 for the same period in 2010.

Non-interest income for the year ended March 31, 2011 was $6.80 million, an increase of $683,000 or 11.17% when compared to $6.11 million for the same period in the prior year. Non-interest expenses increased $1.18 million or 5.20% to $23.84 million for the year ended March 31, 2011 compared to $22.66 million for the same period in the previous year.

Non-interest income for the current quarter was $1.58 million compared to $1.76 million for the comparable quarter in 2010. Non-interest expenses increased $656,000 or 11.11% to $6.56 million for the three months ended March 31, 2011.

Total assets at March 31, 2011 were $933.54 million compared to $956.0 million at March 31, 2010, a decrease of 2.35% for the year. Net loans receivable decreased $83.93 million or 14.77% to $484.47 million at March 31, 2011 from $568.40 million at March 31, 2010. Total deposits decreased $3.90 million or 0.56% to $690.36 million at March 31, 2011 compared to $694.25 million at March 31, 2010. Federal Home Loan Bank advances, other borrowings, convertible senior debentures and subordinated debentures decreased $26.73 million or 14.27% to $160.57 million at March 31, 2011 from $187.30 million at March 31, 2010.

Security Federal Bank has 13 full service branch locations in Aiken, Clearwater, Graniteville, Langley, Lexington, North Augusta, Wagener, Columbia and West Columbia, South Carolina and Evans, Georgia. A full range of financial services, including trust and investments, are provided by the Bank and insurance services are provided by the Bank’s wholly owned subsidiary, Security Federal Insurance, Inc.

For additional information contact Roy Lindburg, Chief Financial Officer, at (803) 641-3070.

Forward-looking statements:

Certain matters discussed in this press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, expectations of the business environment in which the Company operates, projections of future performance, perceived opportunities in the market, potential future credit experience, and statements regarding the Company’s mission and vision. These forward-looking statements are based upon current management expectations and may, therefore, involve risks and uncertainties. The Company’s actual results, performance, or achievements may differ materially from those suggested, expressed, or implied by forward-looking statements as a result of a wide variety or range of factors including, but not limited to, interest rate fluctuations; economic conditions in the Company’s primary market area; demand for residential, commercial business and commercial real estate, consumer, and other types of loans; success of new products; competitive conditions between banks and non-bank financial service providers; regulatory and accounting changes; technology factors affecting operations; pricing of products and services; and other risks detailed in the Company’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010. Accordingly, these factors should be considered in evaluating forward-looking statements, and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements. The Company undertakes no responsibility to update or revise any forward-looking statement.

SECURITY FEDERAL CORPORATION

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
 
INCOME STATEMENT HIGHLIGHTS
(In Thousands, except for Earnings per Common Share)
       
Quarter Ended March 31, Year Ended March 31,
2011   2010 2011   2010
 
Total interest income $ 10,801 $ 11,425 $ 43,742 $ 47,507
 
Total interest expense   3,465       4,500     16,095       20,136
 
Net interest income 7,336 6,925 27,647 27,371
 
Provision for loan losses   1,850       2,680     7,800       8,155
 
Net interest income after
provision for loan losses 5,486 4,245 19,847 19,216
 
Non-interest income 1,576 1,761 6,795 6,112
 
Non-interest expense   6,563       5,907     23,841       22,663
 
Income before income taxes 499 99 2,801 2,665
 
Provision for income taxes   108       11     958       1,060
 
Net income   391       88     1,843       1,605
 
Preferred stock dividends & accretion   110       243     685       973
 
Net income available to
common shareholders $ 281       ($155 ) $ 1,158     $ 632
 
Earnings per common share (basic) $ 0.10       ($0.06 ) $ 0.43     $ 0.26
 
BALANCE SHEET HIGHLIGHTS
(In Thousands, except for Book Value per Common Share and Ratios)
 

March 31, 2011

 
March 31, 2010
 
Total assets $ 933,544 $ 956,002
 
Cash and cash equivalents 7,836 8,805
 
Total loans receivable, net 484,471 568,399
 
Investment and mortgage-backed securities 372,418 311,046
 
Deposits 690,357 694,252
 
Borrowings 160,571 187,303
 
Shareholders' equity 76,012 67,861
 
Book value per common share $ 18.21 $ 20.22
 
Total risk based capital ratio (1) 16.61 % 13.33 %
 
Non performing assets (2) 26,515

40,200
 
Non performing assets to total assets 2.84 % 4.21 %
 
Allowance as a percentage of gross loans 2.54 % 2.13 %
 
(1)- This ratio is calculated using Security Federal Bank only information and not consolidated information
(2)- Non performing assets are reported net of specific reserves of $432,000 in March 2011 and $1.80 million in March 2010.
 

Copyright Business Wire 2010

More from Press Releases

NFL Pushes for Regulation Following Supreme Court's Sports Gambling Ruling

NFL Pushes for Regulation Following Supreme Court's Sports Gambling Ruling

21st Century Fox Scoops Up Local News Stations

21st Century Fox Scoops Up Local News Stations

Walmart CEO: 'We Are Transforming Globally' With Flipkart

Walmart CEO: 'We Are Transforming Globally' With Flipkart

Three-Part FREE Webinar Series

Three-Part FREE Webinar Series

March 24 Full-Day Course Offering: Professional Approach to Trading SPX

March 24 Full-Day Course Offering: Professional Approach to Trading SPX