Bank Of Commerce Holdings Announces Second Quarter Results

REDDING, Calif., July 31, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Randall S. Eslick, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Commerce Holdings (Nasdaq:BOCH) , a $963.7 million bank holding company and parent company of Redding Bank of Commerce and Sacramento Bank of Commerce (a division of Redding Bank of Commerce) (the "Bank"), today reported net income available to common shareholders of $2.2 million and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.16 for the second quarter 2014.

Financial highlights for the quarter:
  • Net income available to common shareholders was $2.2 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014, compared with $2.0 million for the same period a year ago.
  • Gross portfolio loans increased $12.4 million compared to the prior quarter and $2.0 million compared to the second quarter of 2013. The sequential quarter over quarter increase was centered in commercial real estate and consumer loan originations.
  • Total impaired loans decreased $1.2 million or 3% compared to the prior quarter and decreased $6.7 million or 16% compared to the second quarter of 2013.
  • Average non maturing core deposits increased $54.2 million or 12% compared to the same period a year ago.
  • The Company's Tier 1 Leverage and Total Risk Based ratios are significantly above "Well Capitalized" levels at 12.10% and 16.39%, respectively.

Randall S. Eslick, President and CEO commented: "We are pleased with this quarter's core performance, especially in light of solid growth in our loan portfolio which was funded exclusively with core deposits. With our well capitalized position, we look forward to continuing these positive trends for the foreseeable future."

Forward-Looking Statements

This quarterly press release includes forward-looking information, which is subject to the "safe harbor" created by the Securities Act of 1933, and Securities Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements (which involve the Company's plans, beliefs and goals, refer to estimates or use similar terms) involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following factors:
  • Competitive pressure in the banking industry and changes in the regulatory environment
  • Changes in the interest rate environment and volatility of rate sensitive assets and liabilities
  • A decline in the health of the economy nationally or regionally which could further reduce the demand for loans or reduce the value of real estate collateral securing most of the Company's loans
  • Credit quality deterioration which could cause an increase in the provision for loan losses
  • Asset/Liability matching risks and liquidity risks
  • Changes in the securities markets

For additional information concerning risks and uncertainties related to the Company and its operations please refer to the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 and under the heading: "Risk Factors" and subsequent reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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