WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: WFBI) (the "Company"), announced today its consolidated net income of $3.9 million (or $0.32 per diluted common share) for the three months ended March 31, 2016, a 42.1% increase over the $2.8 million in net income (or $0.28 per diluted common share) for the three months ended March 31, 2015, and a 10.8% increase over the $3.5 million in net income (or $0.32 per diluted common share) for the prior quarter ended December 31, 2015. Additionally, the Company paid its 10 th consecutive quarterly dividend of $0.06 on April 1, 2016.

Shaza Andersen, President and CEO of the Company, said, "I am thrilled to report that we have begun 2016 every bit as strong as we finished 2015! We have now fully integrated the mortgage and wealth management operations from our acquisition of 1 st Portfolio last summer, and both companies are contributing as expected. We also grew our branch network, opening new branches in two key markets: Old Town Alexandria in Virginia, and Potomac, Maryland. And, we've added a new Private Banking group to our team which will enhance our ability to connect with a broader range of customers in the marketplace. We believe these initiatives, together with our continued emphasis on core principles of relationship banking and customer service, will help us realize our goal of making WashingtonFirst the premier community bank in the region."

Pre-tax net income for the three months ended March 31, 2016, increased $1.9 million or 43.8% as compared to the same period in 2015. This increase is primarily attributable to the $2.3 million or 20.0% increase in net interest income. The increase in both non-interest income and non-interest expense is primarily attributable to 1 st Portfolio which was acquired in July 2015. The annualized return on average assets increased to 0.94% for the three months ended March 31, 2016, as compared to 0.83% for the three months ended March 31, 2015.

The net interest margin was 3.51% for the three months ended March 31, 2016, as compared to 3.72% for the same period in 2015. This decrease is primarily attributable to the addition of $25.0 million in subordinated debt added in the fourth quarter of 2015. Competitive pressure for incremental loans and deposits has also contributed to margin compression. The Company remains focused on its pricing discipline on both sides of the balance sheet.

The efficiency ratio was 64.66% and 60.99% for the three months ended March 31, 2016, and March 31, 2015, respectively. The increase is primarily attributable to the acquisition of 1 st Portfolio as well as the addition of two new branches - Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, and Potomac, Maryland.

 
For the three months ended
March 31, 2016   December 31, 2015   March 31, 2015

Performance Ratios:
Return on average assets 0.94 % 0.86 % 0.83 %
Return on average shareholders' equity 8.58 % 8.93 % 8.34 %
Yield on average interest-earning assets 4.24 % 4.24 % 4.34 %
Rate on average interest-earning liabilities 1.02 % 0.99 % 0.86 %
Net interest spread 3.22 % 3.25 % 3.48 %
Net interest margin 3.51 % 3.53 % 3.72 %
Efficiency ratio (1) 64.66 % 65.69 % 60.99 %
 

Per Share Data:
Basic earnings per common share $ 0.32 $ 0.33 $ 0.29
Fully diluted earnings per common share $ 0.32 $ 0.32 $ 0.28
Weighted average basic shares outstanding 12,210,689 10,956,381 9,570,047
Weighted average diluted shares outstanding 12,444,912 11,188,963 9,714,259
 

Per Share Capital Data:
Book value per common share $ 15.06 $ 14.64 $ 0.01
Tangible book value per common share $ 13.98 $ 13.55 $ 12.27
Common shares outstanding 12,225,897 12,195,823 9,586,466
 

(1)

Total non-interest expense divided by the sum of net interest income and total non-interest income
 

As of March 31, 2016, the Company reported total assets of $1.8 billion, compared to $1.7 billion as of December 31, 2015, and $1.4 billion as of March 31, 2015. Total loans held for investment, net of allowance, increased $37.9 million or 2.9% to $1.3 billion as of March 31, 2016. This increase is attributable to organic loan growth from our existing lending team. During the first quarter of 2016, total deposits increased $74.3 million or 5.6% to $1.4 billion. This increase is attributable to core deposit growth.
 
Composition of Loans Held for Investment by Loan Class
  March 31, 2016   December 31, 2015   March 31, 2015
(in thousands)
Construction and development $ 259,804 $ 249,433 $ 172,996
Commercial real estate 671,288 657,110 660,802
Residential real estate 246,538   241,395   122,967
Real estate loans 1,177,630 1,147,938 956,765
Commercial and industrial 162,311 153,860 121,798
Consumer 6,116   6,285   8,368
Total loans 1,346,057 1,308,083 1,086,931
Less: allowance for loan losses 12,329   12,289   9,855
Net loans $ 1,333,728   $ 1,295,794   $ 1,077,076
 
Composition of Deposits
  March 31, 2016   December 31, 2015   March 31, 2015
(in thousands)
Demand deposit accounts $ 358,181 $ 304,425 $ 328,366
NOW accounts 121,099 115,459 106,067
Money market accounts 269,057 309,940 212,728
Savings accounts 188,003 163,289 127,556
Time deposits up to $250,000 355,227 324,454 294,651
Time deposits over $250,000 115,993   115,675   111,465
Total deposits $ 1,407,560   $ 1,333,242   $ 1,180,833
 

During the first quarter of 2016 total shareholders' equity increased $5.5 million from $178.6 million to $184.1 million an increase driven primarily by retained earnings. Tangible book value per common share increased to $13.98 as of March 31, 2016, compared to $13.55 as of December 31, 2015, and $12.27 as of March 31, 2015. The capital ratios as of March 31, 2016 are listed below. The Company remains " well-capitalized" under the regulatory framework for prompt corrective action.
     

March 31,2016

December 31,2015

March 31,2015

Capital Ratios:
Total risk-based capital ratio 14.74 % 14.86 % 12.08 %
Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio 12.16 % 12.22 % 11.04 %
Common equity tier 1 risk-based capital ratio 11.62 % 11.66 % 9.62 %
Tier 1 leverage ratio 10.55 % 10.67 % 9.61 %
Tangible common equity to tangible assets 9.79 % 9.95 % 8.24 %
 

The Company reported a total of $14.1 million in non-performing assets as of March 31, 2016, compared to $14.5 million as of December 31, 2015. During the first quarter of 2016, the Company foreclosed on the collateral of two loan relationships and thus a transfer of non-performing assets from non-accrual loans to other real estate owned occurred. This was recorded at the lower of book balance or fair market value of $1.7 million. As a percentage of total assets, non-performing assets decreased from 0.87% as of December 31, 2015 to 0.80% as of March 31, 2016. The Company reported net charge-offs of $0.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016, compared to net charge-offs of $0.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2015, respectively.
 
Non-Performing Assets  
  March 31, 2016   December 31, 2015   March 31, 2015
(in thousands)
Non-accrual loans $ 8,790 $ 10,201 $ 5,638
90+ days still accruing 28
Trouble debt restructurings still accruing 3,594 4,269 3,090
Other real estate owned 1,675     451  
Total non-performing assets $ 14,059   $ 14,498   $ 9,179  
 
 
March 31, 2016 December 31, 2015 March 31, 2015

Allowance and Asset Quality Ratios:
Allowance for loan losses to loans held for investment 0.92 % 0.94 % 0.91 %
Non-GAAP adjusted allowance for loan losses to loans held for investment 1.25 % 1.30 % 1.45 %
Allowance for loan losses to non-accrual loans 140.26 % 120.47 % 174.80 %
Allowance for loan losses to non-performing assets 87.69 % 84.76 % 107.36 %
Non-performing assets to total assets 0.80 % 0.87 % 0.64 %
Net charge-offs to average loans held for investment (1) 0.17 % 0.11 % 0.04 %
 

(1) Quarterly data annualized
 

In connection with the acquisition of Alliance Bankshares Corporation in December 2012 and certain assets from Millennium Bank, N.A. in March 2014, the Company recorded acquired loans at fair market value which consisted of pricing and credit marks. The credit marks are negative purchase marks which are comparable to an allowance for loan losses. Therefore, the non-GAAP adjusted allowance for loan losses to non-GAAP adjusted total loans held for investment, which considers these marks similar to allowance for loan losses, was 1.25% as of March 31, 2016, compared to 1.30% and 1.45% as of December 31, 2015 and March 31, 2015, respectively. Below is a reconciliation of the allowance for loan losses and related ratios to the non-GAAP adjusted allowance for loan losses and related ratios as of March 31, 2016, December 31, 2015, and March 31, 2015.
 
Reconciliation of GAAP Allowance Ratio to Non-GAAP Allowance Ratio
  March 31, 2016   December 31, 2015   March 31, 2015
(dollars in thousands)
GAAP allowance for loan losses $ 12,329 $ 12,289 $ 9,855
GAAP loans held for investment, at amortized cost 1,346,057 1,308,083 1,086,931
 
GAAP allowance for loan losses to total loans 0.92 % 0.94 % 0.91 %
 
GAAP allowance for loan losses $ 12,329 $ 12,289 $ 9,855
Plus: Credit purchase accounting marks 4,555   4,721   5,958  
Non-GAAP adjusted allowance for loan losses $ 16,884   $ 17,010   $ 15,813  
 
GAAP loans held for investment, at amortized cost $ 1,346,057 $ 1,308,083 $ 1,086,931
Plus: Credit purchase accounting marks 4,555   4,721   5,958  
Non-GAAP loans held for investment, at amortized cost $ 1,350,612   $ 1,312,804   $ 1,092,889  
 
Non-GAAP adjusted allowance for loan losses to total loans 1.25 % 1.30 % 1.45 %
 
 
Reconciliation of Tangible Common Equity to Tangible Assets Ratio
March 31, 2016 December 31, 2015 March 31, 2015
(dollars in thousands)

Tangible Common Equity:
Common Stock Voting $ 103 $ 103 $ 77
Common Stock Non-Voting 18 18 18
Additional paid-in capital - common 161,323 160,861 113,109
Accumulated earnings 20,931 17,740 10,058
Accumulated other comprehensive income/(loss) 1,753   (127 ) 1,253  
Total Common Equity $ 184,128   $ 178,595   $ 124,515  
 

Less Intangibles:
Goodwill $ 11,420 $ 11,431 $ 6,240
Identifiable intangibles 1,820   1,888   611  
Total Intangibles $ 13,240   $ 13,319   $ 6,851  
 
Tangible Common Equity $ 170,888   $ 165,276   $ 117,664  
 

Tangible Assets:
Total Assets $ 1,759,383 $ 1,674,466 $ 1,434,390

 

Less Intangibles:
Goodwill $ 11,420 $ 11,431 $ 6,240
Identifiable intangibles 1,820   1,888   611  
Total Intangibles $ 13,240   $ 13,319   $ 6,851  
 
Tangible Assets $ 1,746,143   $ 1,661,147   $ 1,427,539  
 
Tangible Common Equity to Tangible Assets 9.79 % 9.95 % 8.24 %
 

About The Company

WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc., headquartered in Reston, Virginia, is the holding company for WashingtonFirst Bank, which operates 19 full-service banking offices throughout the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. In addition, the Company provides wealth management services through its subsidiary, 1 st Portfolio Wealth Advisors, and mortgage banking services through the Bank's subsidiary, WashingtonFirst Mortgage which has offices located in Fairfax, Virginia, and Rockville, Maryland. The Company's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the quotation symbol "WFBI" and is included in the ABA NASDAQ Community Bank Index. For more information about the Company, please visit: www.wfbi.com.

Cautionary Statements About Forward-Looking Information

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements of the goals, intentions, and expectations of the Company as to future trends, plans, events, results of operations and policies and regarding general economic conditions. Forward-looking information is inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors which include, but are not limited to, factors discussed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and in other documents we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by use of words such as "may," "will," "anticipates," "believes," "expects," "plans," "estimates," "potential," "continue," "should," and similar words or phrases. These statements are based upon the beliefs of the management of the Company as to the expected outcome of future events, current and anticipated economic conditions, nationally and in the Company's market, and their impact on the operations, assets and earnings of the Company, interest rates and interest rate policy, competitive factors, judgments about the ability of the Company to successfully integrate its operations following significant transactions including, but not limited to, mergers and acquisitions, the ability to avoid customer dislocation during the period leading up to and following such transactions, and other conditions which by their nature, are not susceptible to accurate forecast and are subject to significant uncertainty. Readers are cautioned against placing undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no obligation to revise, update, or clarify forward-looking statements to reflect events or conditions after the date of this release.

Additional documents are available free of charge at the SEC's website, www.sec.gov and on the Company's website at www.wfbi.com under the tab "Investor Relations" or by contacting the Company's Investor Relations Department at 11921 Freedom Drive, Suite 250, Reston, VA 20190. You may also read and copy any reports, statements and other information filed with the SEC at the SEC's Public Reference Room at 100 F Street, NE, Washington, D.C. Information about the operation of the SEC Public Reference Room may be obtained by calling the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330.

Information about the directors and executive officers of the Company is set forth in the Company's proxy statement dated March 15, 2016 available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.
     
WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
 

March 31,2016

December 31,2015

March 31,2015
(in thousands, except per share data)
Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents:
Cash and due from bank balances $ 3,075 $ 3,739 $ 3,480
Federal funds sold 65,942 59,014 119,184
Interest bearing deposits 100     9,299  
Cash and cash equivalents 69,117 62,753 131,963
Investment securities, available-for-sale, at fair value 257,085 220,113 176,966
Restricted stocks, at cost 6,532 6,128 5,394
Loans held for sale, at lower of cost or fair value 37,439 36,494 2,540
Loans held for investment:
Loans held for investment, at amortized cost 1,346,057 1,308,083 1,086,931
Allowance for loan losses (12,329 ) (12,289 ) (9,855 )
Total loans held for investment, net of allowance 1,333,728 1,295,794 1,077,076
Premises and equipment, net 7,819 7,374 6,081
Goodwill 11,420 11,431 6,240
Identifiable intangibles 1,820 1,888 611
Deferred tax asset 6,989 8,116 7,210
Accrued interest receivable 4,624 4,502 3,756
Other real estate owned 1,675 451
Bank-owned life insurance 13,611 13,521 13,242
Other assets 7,524   6,352   2,860  
Total Assets $ 1,759,383   $ 1,674,466   $ 1,434,390  
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity:
Liabilities:
Non-interest bearing deposits $ 358,181 $ 304,425 $ 328,366
Interest bearing deposits 1,049,379   1,028,817   852,467  
Total deposits 1,407,560 1,333,242 1,180,833
Other borrowings 9,849 6,942 10,153
FHLB advances 112,220 110,087 93,183
Long-term borrowings 32,919 32,884 10,069
Deferred tax liability
Accrued interest payable 1,404 912 595
Other liabilities 11,303   11,804   6,144  
Total Liabilities 1,575,255 1,495,871 1,300,977
Commitments and contingent liabilities
Shareholders' Equity:
Preferred stock:
Series D, $5.00 par value, 0, 0, and 8,898 shares issued and outstanding, respectively, 1% dividend 44
Additional paid-in capital - preferred 8,854
Common stock:
Common Stock Voting, $0.01 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, 10,408,055, 10,377,981 and 7,768,624 shares issued and outstanding, respectively 103 103 77
Common Stock Non-Voting, $0.01 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized, 1,817,842, 1,817,842 and 1,817,842 shares issued and outstanding, respectively 18 18 18
Additional paid-in capital - common 161,323 160,861 113,109
Accumulated earnings 20,931 17,740 10,058
Accumulated other comprehensive income/(loss) 1,753   (127 ) 1,253  
Total Shareholders' Equity 184,128   178,595   133,413  
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity $ 1,759,383   $ 1,674,466   $ 1,434,390  
 
WashingtonFirst Bankshares, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Income

(unaudited)
 
For the Three Months Ended
March 31, 2016   March 31, 2015
(in thousands, except per share data)
Interest and dividend income:  
Interest and fees on loans $ 16,391 $ 13,440
Interest and dividends on investments:
Taxable 992 716
Tax-exempt 21 19
Dividends on other equity securities 72 61
Interest on Federal funds sold and other short-term investments 68   74  
Total interest and dividend income 17,544 14,310
Interest expense:
Interest on deposits 1,995 1,451
Interest on borrowings 996   553  
Total interest expense 2,991   2,004  
Net interest income 14,553 12,306
Provision for loan losses 625   700  
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 13,928 11,606
Non-interest income:
Service charges on deposit accounts 79 109
Earnings on bank-owned life insurance 90 95
Gain on sale of loans, net 2,742 69
Mortgage banking activities 1,199
Wealth management income 428
Gain on sale of available-for-sale investment securities, net 75 15
Other operating income 168   269  
Total non-interest income 4,781 557
Non-interest expense:
Compensation and employee benefits 7,804 4,133
Premises and equipment 1,817 1,483
Data processing 1,005 823
Professional fees 319 338
Mortgage loan processing expenses 195
Other operating expenses 1,361   1,068  
Total non-interest expense 12,501   7,845  
Income before provision for income taxes 6,208 4,318
Provision for income taxes 2,284   1,528  
Net income 3,924 2,790
Preferred stock dividends   (28 )
Net income available to common shareholders $ 3,924   $ 2,762  
 
Earnings per common share:
Basic earnings per common share $ 0.32 $ 0.29
Diluted earnings per common share $ 0.32 $ 0.28
 
Average Balances, Interest Income and Expense and Average Yield and Rates
  For the Three Months Ended
March 31, 2016   March 31, 2015
AverageBalance   Income/Expense   Yield/Rate (6) AverageBalance   Income/Expense   Yield/Rate (6)
(dollars in thousands)
Assets
Interest-earning assets:
Loans (1) $ 1,361,553 $ 16,391 4.76 % $ 1,071,286 $ 13,440 5.02 %
Investment securities - taxable 222,333 992 1.77 % 167,203 716 1.71 %
Investment securities - tax-exempt (2) 4,089 21 2.52 % 3,066 19 3.21 %
Other equity securities 6,223 72 4.62 % 6,079 61 4.06 %
Interest-bearing balances 43 0.94 % 10,470 16 0.64 %
Federal funds sold 41,590   68   0.65 % 62,643   58   0.38 %
Total interest earning assets 1,635,831 17,544 4.24 % 1,320,747 14,310 4.34 %
Non-interest earning assets:
Cash and due from banks 1,981 2,965
Premises and equipment 7,630 6,179
Other real estate owned 432 362
Other assets (3) 48,919 35,034
Less: allowance for loan losses (12,414 ) (9,357 )
Total non-interest earning assets 46,548   35,183  
Total Assets $ 1,682,379   $ 1,355,930  
 
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Interest-bearing liabilities:
Interest-bearing demand deposits $ 114,714 $ 86 0.30 % $ 97,196 $ 57 0.24 %
Money market deposit accounts 297,453 438 0.59 % 211,095 254 0.49 %
Savings accounts 171,442 300 0.70 % 128,147 217 0.69 %
Time deposits 438,791   1,171   1.07 % 377,929   923   0.99 %
Total interest-bearing deposits 1,022,400 1,995 0.78 % 814,367 1,451 0.72 %
FHLB advances 111,710 454 1.61 % 105,517 370 1.40 %
Other borrowings and long-term borrowings 39,599   542   5.47 % 17,720   183   4.14 %
Total interest-bearing liabilities 1,173,709 2,991 1.02 % 937,604 2,004 0.86 %
Non-interest-bearing liabilities:
Demand deposits 309,393 275,002
Other liabilities 15,786   7,650  
Total non-interest-bearing liabilities 325,179   282,652  
Total Liabilities 1,498,888 1,220,256
Shareholders' Equity 183,491   135,674  
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity $ 1,682,379   $ 1,355,930  
 
Interest Spread (4)   3.22 %   3.48 %
Net Interest Margin (2)(5) $ 14,553   3.51 % $ 12,306   3.72 %
 
(1)

Includes loans held for sale and loans placed on non-accrual status.
(2)

Yield is presented on a fully taxable equivalent basis using a federal statutory rate of 35 percent.
(3)

Includes intangibles, deferred tax asset, accrued interest receivable, bank-owned life insurance and other assets.
(4)

Interest spread is the average yield earned on earning assets, less the average rate incurred on interest bearing liabilities.
(5)

Net interest margin is net interest income, expressed as a percentage of average earning assets.
(6)

Annualized income/expense is used for the yield/rate.

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