BCSB Bancorp, Inc. Reports Results For The Quarter Ended March 31, 2011

Apr 29, 2011, 16:00 ET from BCSB Bancorp, Inc.

BALTIMORE, April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BCSB Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company") (NASDAQ: BCSB), the holding company for Baltimore County Savings Bank, FSB, (the "Bank") reported net income of $188,000 for the three month period ended March 31, 2011, which represents the second quarter of its 2011 fiscal year, as compared to a net loss of $639,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2010.

When consideration is given to dividends and discount accretion on preferred shares issued under the U.S. Treasury's TARP Capital Purchase Program, the Company reported a net loss available to common stockholders of $229,000 or ($0.08) per basic and diluted common share for the three months ended March 31, 2011, compared to a net loss available to common stockholders of $795,000 or ($0.27) per basic and diluted common share for the three months ended March 31, 2010. The Company repaid TARP on January 26, 2011 and was required to accelerate accretion of the remaining discount on the preferred stock, thereby reducing net income available to common shareholders by approximately $310,000 during the three months ended March 31, 2011.

Net income for the six months ended March 31, 2011 was $233,000, as compared to net income of $31,000 for the six months ended March 31, 2010.

When consideration is given to dividends and discount accretion on preferred shares issued under the U.S. Treasury's TARP Capital Purchase Program, the net loss available to common stockholders was $340,000 or $(0.11) per basic and diluted common share for the six months ended March 31, 2011, compared to a net loss available to common stockholders of $282,000 or $(0.09) per basic and diluted common share for the six months ended March 31, 2010.

During the three and six months ended March 31, 2011, earnings were favorably impacted by significantly lower loan loss provisions and, to a lesser extent, moderate increases in non-interest income as compared to the same periods in the preceding fiscal year. Also, during the three and six months ended March 31, 2010, the Company recognized $100,000 in credit losses for certain private label collateralized mortgage obligation securities deemed by management to be "Other Than Temporarily Impaired".  Earnings during the three and six months ended March 31, 2011 were negatively impacted by higher non-interest expenses and lower net interest income as compared to the same periods in the preceding fiscal year.

President and Chief Executive Officer Joseph J. Bouffard commented "Although the current economic environment remains difficult, we have made strides in achieving certain important objectives. In January of this year, we were able to repay TARP without raising additional capital, which would have been dilutive to our shareholders. The repayment also will save our Company $540,000 in annual preferred dividends. Measured deployment of available liquidity has helped to increase interest rate spread compared with our prior quarter ended December 31, 2010. Nonperforming assets remain manageable overall, decreasing as a percentage of assets compared with the prior quarter. We continue to aggressively pursue alternatives regarding asset quality and foreclosed property on our balance sheet."

This press release contains statements that are forward-looking, as that term is defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 or the Securities and Exchange Commission in its rules, regulations and releases. The Company intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors created thereby.  All forward-looking statements are based on current expectations regarding important risk factors, including but not limited to real estate values, market conditions, the impact of interest rates on financing, local and national economic factors and the matters described in "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2010.  Accordingly, actual results may differ from those expressed in the forward-looking statements, and the making of such statements should not be regarded as a representation by the Company or any other person that results expressed herein will be achieved.

BCSB Bancorp, Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition

(Unaudited)

March 31,

September 30,

2011

2010

(Dollars in thousands)

ASSETS

Cash equivalents and time deposits

$

88,394

$

108,999

Investment Securities, available for sale

23,382

18,390

Loans Receivable, net

374,037

388,933

Mortgage-backed Securities, available for sale

99,197

65,975

Foreclosed Real Estate

2,180

--

Premises and Equipment, net

7,555

7,826

Bank Owned Life Insurance

15,997

15,655

Other Assets

14,022

14,777

Total Assets

$

624,764

$

620,555

LIABILITIES

Deposits

$

543,215

$

534,366

Junior Subordinated Debentures

17,011

17,011

Other Liabilities

14,087

7,788

Total Liabilities

574,313

559,165

Total Stockholders' Equity

50,451

61,390

Total Liabilities & Stockholders' Equity

$

624,764

$

620,555

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

Three Months ended March 31,

Six Months ended March 31,

2011

2010

2011

2010

(Dollars in thousands

(Dollars in thousands

except per share data)

except per share data)

Interest Income

$

6,665

$

7,241

$

13,470

$

14,686

Interest Expense

2,104

2,390

4,450

4,912

Net Interest Income

4,561

4,851

9,020

9,774

Provision for Loan Losses

--

2,200

800

2,500

Net Interest Income After Provision for Loan Losses

4,561

2,651

8,220

7,274

Total Non-Interest Income

542

504

1,326

1,205

Total Non-Interest Expenses

4,869

4,285

9,324

8,581

Income (loss) Before Tax Expense (Benefit)

234

(1,130)

222

(102)

Income Tax Expense (Benefit)

46

(491)

(11)

(133)

Net Income (Loss)

188

(639)

233

31

Preferred Stock dividends and discount accretion

(417)

(156)

(573)

(313)

Net Loss available to common shareholders

$

(229)

$

(795)

$

(340)

$

(282)

Basic Loss Per Common Share

$

(.08)

$

(.27)

$

(.11)

$

(.09)

Diluted Loss Per Common Share

$

(.08)

(.27)

$

(.11)

$

(.09)

Summary of Financial Highlights

(Unaudited)

Three Months ended

March 31,

Six Months ended

March 31,

2011

2010

2011

2010

Return on Average Assets (Annualized)

.12%

(.43%)

.08%

.01%

Return on Average Equity (Annualized)

1.49%

(4.24%)

.83%

.10%

Interest Rate Spread

3.21%

3.40%

3.10%

3.49%

Net Interest Margin

3.23%

3.49%

3.14%

3.57%

Efficiency Ratio

95.41%

80.02%

90.12%

78.16%

Ratio of Average Interest Earnings Assets/Interest Bearing Liabilities

101.03%

105.41%

102.62%

104.76%

Allowance for Loan Losses

(Unaudited)

Three Months ended

March 31,

Six Months ended

March 31,

2011

2010

2011

2010

(Dollars in thousands)

(Dollars in thousands)

Allowance at Beginning of Period

$

7,170

$

4,228

$

6,634

$

3,927

Provision for Loan Loss

--

2,200

800

2,500

Recoveries

25

20

46

62

Charge-Offs

(2,189)

(8)

(2,474)

(49)

Allowance at End of Period

$

5,006

$

6,440

$

5,006

$

6,440

Allowance for Loan Losses as a Percentage of Gross Loans

1.34%

1.62%

1.34%

1.62%

Allowance for Loan Losses as a Percentage of Nonperforming Loans

54.9%

67.2%

54.9%

67.2%

Non-Performing Assets

(Unaudited)

At March 31,

2011

At September 30, 2010

At March 31,

2010

(Dollars in thousands)

Nonperforming Loans: (1)

Commercial

$

8,465

$

12,106

$

8,709

Residential Real Estate

631

656

876

Consumer

21

23

--

Total Nonperforming Loans

9,117

12,785

9,585

Foreclosed Real Estate

2,180

--

--

Other Nonperforming Assets

--

--

5

Total Nonperforming Assets

$

11,297

$

12,785

$

9,590

Nonperforming Loans to Loans Receivable

2.44%

3.29%

2.38%

Nonperforming Assets to Total Assets

1.81%

2.06%

1.60%

(1) Nonperforming  status denotes loans on which, in the opinion of management, the collection of additional interest is questionable.  Also included in this category at March 31, 2011 are $3.6 million in Troubled Debt Restructurings, $1.0 million of which are not delinquent.  Reporting guidance requires disclosure of these loans as non-performing even though they are current in terms of principal and interest payments.

SOURCE BCSB Bancorp, Inc.



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