Community Bankers Trust Corporation Reports Results for First Quarter 2014

Quarterly net income of $1.7 million is a 44.4% increase from the prior quarter and 30% from prior year

Apr 25, 2014, 09:01 ET from Community Bankers Trust Corporation

RICHMOND, Va., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Community Bankers Trust Corporation (the "Company") (NASDAQ: ESXB), the holding company for Essex Bank (the "Bank"), today reported results for the first quarter of 2014 including the following:

  • Net income for the first quarter of 2014 was $1.7 million compared with net income of $1.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, and net income of $1.3 million for the first quarter of 2013.
  • Fully diluted earnings per common share were $0.08 for the first quarter of 2014 compared with $0.04 for the fourth quarter of 2013 and $0.05 for the first quarter of 2013.
  • Noninterest expense for the quarter decreased $1.2 million, or 11.6%, on a linked quarter basis and $533,000 year over year.
  • Net charge-offs were $34,000 during the first quarter, marking the lowest level in over four years. Annualized net charge-offs equaled only 0.02% of average loans for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 versus 0.14% for the fourth quarter of 2013 and 0.46% for the first quarter of 2013.
  • Asset quality remained solid, and no provision for loan losses was necessary. The ratio of the allowance for loan losses to total non-covered loans remained sound at 1.75% at March 31, 2014.
  • The Company recently opened two new branches around the end of the first quarter, in Annapolis, Maryland and at the new corporate headquarters in the Deep Run office area in Richmond, Virginia.
  • Following quarter end, on April 23, 2014, the Company repaid the remaining $10,680,000 of its TARP preferred stock from the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The Company funded the repurchase through a third-party loan.

 

Rex L. Smith, III, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank, stated, "We are pleased with our first quarter results of continued improvement in net income.  Historically, the first quarter is difficult, so to deliver such an improvement in profitability of 44.4% from the prior quarter is a great start to 2014. Our previously stated strategies have aligned the Company for further growth in earning assets while reducing non-interest expenses related to past credit problems."

Smith added, "While net loan growth was down in the first quarter from prepayments and sales of purchased USDA loans, our core non-covered loan portfolio increased by $5 million for the quarter.  Total non-covered loan growth was 9.0%, or $48 million, over the last twelve months when excluding USDA loan balances and loans related to the Georgia franchise.  Our loan pipeline is robust and we are extremely optimistic about our growth potential in all of our markets.  Furthermore, we opened our Annapolis branch in the latter part of the quarter which enhances our ability to attract more business relationships and increases our visibility in the area.  Additionally we repaid our outstanding TARP preferred stock investment from the United States Department of the Treasury through a third-party loan.  As previously reported, the transactions will result in total expected after-tax savings of at least $750,000."

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Net income was $1.7 million for the first quarter of 2014 compared with $1.3 million in the first quarter of 2013 and $1.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2013.  Net income available to common shareholders was $1.7 million in the first quarter of 2014 compared with $1.0 million in the first quarter of 2013 and $914,000 in the fourth quarter of 2013.  Earnings per common share, basic and fully diluted, were $0.08 per share for the first quarter of 2014 compared with $0.05 per share for the first quarter of 2013 and $0.04 per share for the fourth quarter of 2013.

On a linked quarter basis net income increased $530,000, or 44.4%.  While net interest income and non-interest income declined a combined $430,000, this amount was more than offset by a reduction in non-interest expenses of $1.2 million during the quarter.  Expenses related to other real estate owned (OREO) declined $545,000, or 65.8%, and other operating expenses declined $430,000, or 24.9%, from the fourth quarter of 2013.  The reduction in OREO expense was the direct result of fewer losses and write-downs on properties in that portfolio.  Other operating expenses were lower in the first quarter of 2014 compared with the fourth quarter of 2013 as, effective January 1, 2014, the Company will no longer incur Delaware state franchise taxes.

The $399,000 increase in net income year over year was driven by a reduction in non-interest expenses of $533,000, or 5.5%.  The most notable decline was evidenced in OREO expense, which equaled only $283,000 for the first quarter of 2014, declining $454,000, or 61.6%, from the same quarter in 2013.  Management expects lower OREO expenses throughout 2014 as these properties have been continually re-evaluated and written-down or sold.

The following table presents summary income statements for the three months ended March 31, 2014, December 31, 2013 and March 31, 2013.

SUMMARY INCOME STATEMENT

(Dollars in thousands)

For the three months ended

March 31,

2014

December 31,

2013

March 31, 

2013

Interest income 

$        11,879

$        12,217

$        12,166

Interest expense

1,570

1,644

1,894

Net interest income  

10,309

10,573

10,272

Provision for loan losses

-

-

-

Net interest income after provision

  for loan losses

10,309

10,573

10,272

Noninterest income

1,301

1,467

1,326

Noninterest expense

9,178

10,386

9,711

Net income before income taxes

2,432

1,654

1,887

Income tax expense

709

461

563

Net income 

1,723

1,193

1,324

Dividends on preferred stock

65

235

221

Accretion of preferred stock discount

-

44

58

Net income available

  to common shareholders

$           1,658

$              914

$           1,045

EPS Basic

$             0.08

$             0.04

$             0.05

EPS Diluted

$             0.08

$             0.04

$             0.05

Interest Income

Interest income was $11.9 million for the first quarter of 2014, a decrease of $338,000, or 2.8%, from the fourth quarter of 2013.  Interest and fees on loans declined very slightly, while interest income derived from the securities portfolio declined $294,000 on a linked quarter basis.  The yield on the securities portfolio declined 34 basis points from 2.93% in the fourth quarter of 2013 to 2.59% in the first quarter of 2014.  The primary reason for the decline was early pay-offs of SBA floating rate investments that were purchased at a premium.  The increased pre-payment speeds resulted in an immediate absorption of unamortized premium which was fully expensed during the first quarter.  Management subsequently sold part of its position in its SBA floater portfolio to mitigate further premium acceleration.  Additionally, the average balance of the securities portfolio declined $5.5 million on a linked quarter basis.

Interest income declined $287,000 from $12.2 million during the first quarter of 2013.   Interest income on the non-covered loan portfolio declined $460,000 while interest income on the covered portfolio increased $302,000.  The yield on non-covered loans declined 46 basis points to 4.80% for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 from the same period a year ago.  Continued competitive pricing for new loans precipitated this decline.  The increase in income on covered loans was the direct result of two payments made on an acquisition, development, and construction loan.  These payments are treated as cash income as these pools had previously been written down to a zero carrying value.  Interest income on the securities portfolio declined $132,000 when comparing the quarter ended March 31, 2014 versus the same quarter a year ago.  While the yield on the portfolio remained virtually unchanged, average securities balances were $18.6 million lower in the first quarter of 2014 than the same period in the prior year.

Interest Expense

Interest expense was $1.6 million for the first quarter of 2014, declining $74,000, or 4.5%, from the fourth quarter of 2013.  The cost of interest bearing deposits remained unchanged at 0.69% for the first quarter of 2014 and the fourth quarter of 2013, yet average interest bearing deposits balances declined $42.1 million during the first quarter of 2014 primarily as a result of the sale of the Georgia operations in November 2013.  The Company funded the sale in part with Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) advances and was able to realize an improvement in the cost of its FHLB borrowings of 12 basis points during the first quarter, to 0.80%. 

Year over year, interest expense declined $324,000, from $1.9 million in the first quarter of 2013. Interest expense related to interest bearing deposits declined $293,000 or 17.2%.  The average balances in these deposits declined $52.9 million year over year.  This decline was primarily the result of the sale of the Georgia branches.  Meanwhile, the Bank increased its level of FHLB borrowings to fund the sale.  Over the same time frame, average FHLB advances increased $27.3 million, yet the expense associated with the borrowings declined $31,000.  This was due to a 65 basis point improvement on all FHLB advances to 0.80% for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. 

Net Interest Income

Net interest income was $10.3 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, compared with $10.6 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2013.  This represents a decrease of $264,000, or 2.5%.  The decline in net interest income on a linked quarter basis is the direct result of the factors noted above in the Interest Income section.  The decline in interest income was partially offset by a $74,000 reduction in interest expense.  The tax equivalent net interest margin increased 6 basis points from 4.22% in the fourth quarter of 2013 to 4.28% in the first quarter of 2014. Likewise, the interest spread increased from 4.17% to 4.23% on a linked quarter basis. 

Year-over-year, net interest income increased slightly by $37,000, or 0.36%, as the Company's net interest margin improved 11 basis points over this time frame.  The Company was able to maintain the same yield on its earning asset base at 4.93% while lowering its cost of funding 13 basis points to 0.70% for the quarter ended March 31, 2014.  As mentioned in the Interest Expense section above, this was the result of improved funding costs related to FHLB advances.

The following table compares the Company's net interest margin, on a tax-equivalent basis, for the three months ended March 31, 2014, December 31, 2013 and March 31, 2013.

NET INTEREST MARGIN 

(Dollars in thousands)

For the three months ended

March 31,

2014

December 31, 

2013

March 31,

2013

Average interest earning assets

$

984,026

$

1,001,665

$

1,006,528

Interest income

$

11,879

$

12,217

$

12,166

Interest income - tax equivalent

$

11,960

$

12,305

$

12,243

Yield on interest earning assets

4.93%

4.87%

4.93%

Average interest bearing liabilities

$

904,639

$

926,476

$

929,483

Interest expense

$

1,570

$

1,644

$

1,894

Cost of interest bearing liabilities

0.70%

0.70%

0.83%

Net interest income

$

10,309

$

10,573

$

10,272

Net interest income - tax equivalent

$

10,390

$

10,661

$

10,349

Interest spread

4.23%

4.17%

4.10%

Net interest margin

4.28%

4.22%

4.17%

Provision for Loan Losses

The Company did not record a provision for loan losses in 2013 or in the first quarter of 2014 with respect to either its non-covered loan portfolio or its FDIC covered loan portfolio.  For the non-covered loan portfolio, this was the direct result of continued improvement in loan quality as evidenced by the lowest aggregate amount of net charge-offs in over four years.  The Company's level of classified and "impaired" loans continue to remain low, as discussed below.

Noninterest Income

Noninterest income was $1.3 million for the first quarter of 2014 compared with $1.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2013.  Gain on sales of securities was $355,000 in the first quarter of 2014, an increase of $283,000 over gain on sales of securities of $72,000 in the fourth quarter of 2013.  This increase was more than offset by declines in service charge income and gain/(loss) on the sale of loans.  Service charge income declined $145,000 during the first quarter of 2014 to equal $489,000.  This decline was driven by the reduction of service charge income derived from the Georgia branches which the Bank received for part of the fourth quarter of 2013.  Furthermore, prolonged periods of inclement weather during the first quarter of 2014 hampered account usage.  Gain/(loss) on the sale of loans was down $207,000, or 81.2%, from the fourth quarter of 2013.  Management recognized $48,000 on the sale of USDA guaranteed loans during the quarter, while the Company recognized the entire gain on the Georgia loan portfolio during the fourth quarter of 2013.

Year over year, noninterest income decreased $25,000, or 1.9%, from first quarter of 2013.   Service charges on deposit accounts declined $174,000, or 26.2%, year over year due mostly to the sale of the Georgia branches.   The reduction in service charge income was partially offset by increases in securities gains as well as gains on the sale of loans.  Securities gains during the first quarter of 2014 were $77,000 higher than the same period in 2013.  As mentioned above, management sold USDA loans resulting in $48,000 of gains for the quarter versus no loan sale gains in the first quarter of 2013.

Noninterest Expense

Noninterest expenses totaled $9.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and $10.4 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, a decrease of $1.2 million, or 11.6%.  The majority of the decline was evidenced in three categories: OREO expenses, other operating expenses, and FDIC indemnification asset amortization.  OREO expenses declined $545,000, or 65.8%, during the first quarter of 2014 from the fourth quarter of 2013.  Management took additional charges in the fourth quarter to conservatively mark OREO properties.  Smaller write-downs were recognized in the first quarter of 2014.  Other operating expenses declined $430,000, or 24.9%.  A large component of this decline was the final recognized expense of $188,000 to the state of Delaware for franchise taxes in the fourth quarter of 2013.  Lastly, the Company benefitted from $142,000 in decreased indemnification asset amortization for the first quarter of 2014. 

Noninterest expenses declined $533,000, or 5.5%, when comparing the first quarter of 2014 to the same period in 2013.  The single largest decline was evidenced in OREO expenses.  These expenses declined from $737,000 in the first quarter of 2013 to $283,000 in the first quarter of 2014.  The overall OREO portfolio has been marked accordingly and fewer losses are expected for the rest of 2014. 

Income Taxes

Income tax expense was $709,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2014, compared with income tax expense of $461,000 in the fourth quarter of 2013.  Income tax expense was $563,000 in the first quarter of 2013.

FINANCIAL CONDITION

During the first quarter of 2014, total assets increased $12.2 million to $1.102 billion at March 31, 2014.  Total assets declined $15.4 million, or 1.4%, over the past year from total assets of $1.117 billion at March 31, 2013.  Total loans were $665.5 million at March 31, 2014, decreasing $4.0 million since December 31, 2013 and increasing $3.3 million since March 31, 2013.  Total non-covered loans were $593.8 million at March 31, 2014 and $596.3 million at December 31, 2013.  While traditional non-covered loan growth was positive at $4.8 million during the first quarter of 2014, the purchased government guaranteed USDA loan portfolio declined approximately $7.4 million from year end.  This decline was the result of a combination of pre-payments on USDA loans as well as management selling USDA loans at gains to optimize yield.

Year over year, non-covered loan growth of $13.8 million outpaced covered loan decreases of $10.5 million.  Excluding the aforementioned reduction of USDA loans during the first quarter of 2014, traditional loan growth was brisk for the year, and management expects continued solid traditional loan growth throughout 2014.

The following table shows the composition of the Company's non-covered loan portfolio at March 31, 2014, December 31, 2013 and March 31, 2013.

NON-COVERED LOANS

(Dollars in thousands)

March 31, 2014

December 31, 2013

March 31, 2013

Amount

% of Non-

Covered

Loans

Amount

% of Non-

Covered

Loans

Amount

% of Non-

Covered

Loans

Mortgage loans on real estate:

Residential 1-4 family

$

146,069

24.60%

$

144,382

24.21%

$

137,302

23.68%

Commercial

254,666

42.89%

247,284

41.47%

239,794

41.35%

Construction and land development

54,914

9.25%

55,278

9.27%

60,565

10.44%

Second mortgages

6,623

1.12%

6,854

1.15%

7,326

1.26%

Multifamily

35,528

5.98%

35,774

6.00%

36,344

6.27%

Agriculture

8,134

1.37%

9,565

1.60%

9,616

1.66%

   Total real estate loans

505,934

85.21%

499,137

83.70%

490,947

84.66%

Commercial loans

80,942

13.63%

90,142

15.12%

80,942

13.96%

Consumer installment loans

5,492

0.92%

5,623

0.94%

6,523

1.12%

All other loans

1,430

0.24%

1,435

0.24%

1,524

0.26%

   Gross loans

593,798

100.00%

596,337

100.00%

579,936

100.00%

Allowance for loan losses

(10,410)

(10,444)

(12,258)

Net unearned income/unamortized premium

on loans

(188)

(164)

(129)

Non-covered loans, net of unearned income

$

583,200

$

585,729

$

567,549

The Company's securities portfolio, excluding equity securities, increased $3.6 million, or 1.2%, from $294.3 million at December 31, 2013 to $298.0 million at March 31, 2014.  Realized gains of $355,000 occurred during the first quarter of 2014 through sales and call activity.  As mentioned earlier in this release, the SBA floating rate portion of the investment portfolio evidenced some unforeseen pre-payment activity during the first quarter, which resulted in the acceleration of unamortized premiums paid on these securities.  Subsequently, management sold additional SBA floating rate securities to mitigate the pre-payment anomaly and sold some longer term municipal securities.  This was a strategic decision to mitigate duration risk in the municipal portfolio.

The Company had cash and cash equivalents of $38.9 million and $23.8 million at March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively.  Cash and cash equivalents were $24.1 million at March 31, 2013.  There were no Federal funds purchased or securities sold under agreement to repurchase (repos) at March 31, 2014 versus $6.0 million of repos at December 31, 2013.

The following table shows the composition of the Company's securities portfolio, excluding equity securities, at March 31, 2014, December 31, 2013 and March 31, 2013.

SECURITIES PORTFOLIO

(Dollars in thousands)

March 31, 2014

December 31, 2013

March 31, 2013

 Amortized Cost 

 Fair   Value 

 Amortized Cost 

 Fair   Value 

 Amortized Cost 

 Fair   Value 

Securities Available for Sale

U.S. Treasury issue and other

      U.S. Government agencies

$

107,485

106,628

$

99,789

$

98,987

$

121,353

$

121,355

U.S. Government sponsored agencies

-

-

487

486

-

-

State, county and municipal

133,226

131,864

138,884

134,096

117,964

123,059

Corporate and other bonds

5,502

5,490

6,369

6,349

5,453

5,519

Mortgage backed securities - U.S. Government

     agencies

2,602

2,477

3,608

3,439

10,996

11,272

Mortgage backed securities - U.S. Government

     sponsored agencies

25,126

24,886

22,631

22,420

12,634

12,885

  Total securities available for sale

$

273,941

271,345

$

271,768

$

265,777

$

268,400

$

274,090

March 31, 2014

December 31, 2013

March 31, 2013

 Amortized Cost 

 Fair Value 

 Amortized Cost 

 Fair Value 

 Amortized Cost 

 Fair Value 

Securities Held to Maturity

State, county and municipal

$

9,069

9,769

$

9,385

$

10,103

$

11,819

$

12,865

Mortgage backed securities - U.S. Government

     agencies

6,202

6,574

6,604

7,002

8,360

8,923

Mortgage backed securities - U.S. Government

     sponsored agencies

11,354

11,973

12,574

13,200

18,498

19,534

  Total securities held to maturity

$

26,625

28,316

$

28,563

$

30,305

$

38,677

$

41,322

Interest bearing deposits at March 31, 2014 were $831.2 million, an increase of $9.0 million from December 31, 2013. Total time deposits increased $13.8 million, or 2.5%, during the first quarter of 2014.  NOW and MMDA account balances declined $3.5 million and $3.1 million, respectively, during the first quarter.  The increase in time deposits was generated by two promotions that management ran during the first quarter of 2014.  These were efforts to replace brokered time deposits obtained during the fourth quarter of 2013 to replace the sale of the Georgia deposit base.

FHLB advances were $76.9 million at March 31, 2014 compared with $77.1 million at December 31, 2013, and $49.7 million at March 31, 2013.  The Company has increased the level of FHLB advances due to the low cost nature of this funding source and to assist with funding the sale of the Georgia franchise in the fourth quarter of 2013.

The following table compares the mix of interest bearing deposits for March 31, 2014, December 31, 2013 and March 31, 2013.

INTEREST BEARING DEPOSITS

(Dollars in thousands)

March 31, 2014

December 31, 2013

March 31, 2013

NOW

$

98,594

$

102,111

$

126,784

MMDA

91,077

94,170

112,473

Savings

76,950

75,159

79,988

Time deposits less than $100,000

242,139

235,482

284,936

Time deposits $100,000 and over

322,473

315,287

256,547

   Total interest bearing deposits

$

831,233

$

822,209

$

860,728

Shareholders' equity was $110.6 million at March 31, 2014 and $106.7 million at December 31, 2013. The change in equity was driven by earnings retention as well as a $2.2 million improvement in other comprehensive income related to the gains and losses in the investment portfolio.

Asset Quality – non-covered assets

Nonaccrual loans were $12.6 million at March 31, 2014, increasing slightly from $12.1 million at December 31, 2013.  Nonaccrual loans were $19.0 million at March 31, 2013.  The $540,000 increase from December 31, 2013 was the net result of $1.4 million in additions to nonaccrual loans and $836,000 in reductions.  With respect to the reductions to nonaccrual loans, $400,000 were returned to accruing status, $113,000 were charged off, and $323,000 were the result of payments to existing credits. 

Total nonperforming assets of $18.1 million at March 31, 2014 represented a decrease of $265,000 from December 31, 2013.  The decline in non-performing assets was evidenced by an $805,000 reduction in non-covered OREO balances from year end 2013.  Management continues to work OREO aggressively and has taken prudent periodic write-downs to effectively move properties out of the portfolio and continue to improve the quality of the balance sheet.

There were net charge-offs of $34,000 in the first quarter of 2014 compared with $209,000 in the fourth quarter of 2013 and $662,000 in the first quarter of 2013. 

The allowance for loan losses equaled 82.33% of non-covered nonaccrual loans at March 31, 2014 compared with 86.28% at December 31, 2013, and 64.64% at March 31, 2013. The ratio of the allowance for loan losses to total nonperforming assets was 57.56% at March 31, 2014 compared with 56.92% at December 31, 2013 and 42.07% at March 31, 2013.  The ratio of nonperforming assets to loans and other real estate owned continued to decline.  The ratio was 3.01% at March 31, 2014 and 3.05% at December 31, 2013.

The following table reconciles the activity in the Company's non-covered allowance for loan losses, by quarter, for the past five quarters.

CREDIT QUALITY

(Dollars in thousands)

2014

2013

First

Fourth

Third

Second

First

Quarter

Quarter

Quarter

Quarter

Quarter

Allowance for loan losses:

Beginning of period

$

10,444

$

10,653

$

11,523

$

12,258

$

12,920

Provision for loan losses

-

-

-

-

-

Charge-offs

(152)

(263)

(1,018)

(1,302)

(908)

Recoveries

118

54

148

567

246

Net (charge-offs) recovery

(34)

(209)

(870)

(735)

(662)

End of period

$

10,410

$

10,444

$

10,653

$

11,523

$

12,258

The following table sets forth selected asset quality data, excluding FDIC covered assets, and ratios for the dates indicated:

ASSET QUALITY (NON-COVERED)

(Dollars in thousands)

2014

2013

March

December

September

June

March

31

31

30

30

31

Non-accruing loans

$

12,645

$

12,105

$

13,044

$

15,644

$

18,963

Loans past due over 90 days and accruing interest

-

-

-

-

465

Total nonperforming non-covered loans

12,645

12,105

13,044

15,644

19,428

Other real estate owned non-covered

5,439

6,244

8,496

7,593

9,712

Total nonperforming non-covered assets

$

18,084

$

18,349

$

21,540

$

23,237

$

29,140

Allowance for loan losses to loans

1.75%

1.75%

1.87%

1.96%

2.11%

Allowance for loan losses to nonperforming assets

57.56%

56.92%

49.45%

49.59%

42.07%

Allowance for loan losses to nonaccrual loans

82.33%

86.28%

81.67%

73.66%

64.64%

Nonperforming assets to loans and other real estate

3.02%

3.05%

3.73%

3.90%

4.94%

Net charge-offs for quarter to average loans,

   annualized

0.02%

0.14%

0.59%

0.50%

0.46%

A further breakout of nonaccrual loans, excluding covered loans, at March 31, 2014, December 31, 2013 and March 31, 2013 is below:

NON-COVERED NONACCRUAL LOANS

(Dollars in thousands)

March 31, 2014

December 31, 2013

March 31, 2013

Amount

% of Non-

Covered

Loans

Amount

% of Non-

Covered

Loans

Amount

% of Non-

Covered

Loans

Mortgage loans on real estate:

Residential 1-4 family

$

4,153

0.70%

$

4,229

0.71%

$

5,717

0.99%

Commercial

2,208

0.37%

1,382

0.23%

3,853

0.67%

Construction and land development

5,907

0.99%

5,882

0.99%

8,772

1.51%

Second mortgages

225

0.04%

225

0.04%

141

0.02%

Multifamily

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Agriculture

-

-

205

0.03%

234

0.04%

   Total real estate loans

12,493

2.10%

11,923

2.00%

18,717

3.23%

Commercial loans

57

0.01%

127

0.02%

161

0.03%

Consumer installment loans

95

0.02%

55

0.01%

85

0.01%

All other loans

-

-

-

-

-

-

   Gross loans

$

12,645

2.13%

$

12,105

2.03%

$

18,963

3.27%

Capital Requirements

Total shareholders' equity increased $4.0 million in the first quarter of 2014 and was $110.6 million at March 31, 2014.  The Company's ratio of total risk-based capital was 17.3% at March 31, 2014 compared with 16.8% at December 31, 2013.  The tier 1 risk-based capital ratio was 16.1% at March 31, 2014 and 15.6% at December 31, 2013. The Company's tier 1 leverage ratio was 10.1% at March 31, 2014 and 9.5% at December 31, 2013.  All capital ratios exceed regulatory minimums to be considered well capitalized. 

Following quarter end, on April 23, 2014, the Company repaid the remaining $10,680,000 of its TARP preferred stock from the U.S. Department of the Treasury.  The Company funded the repurchase through a third-party loan.  All Capital ratios will remain well above regulatory minimums upon the retirement of this TARP Capital.

Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

The Company will host a conference call for the financial community on Friday, April 25, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the first quarter 2014 financial results. The public is invited to listen to this conference call by dialing 877-870-4263 at least five minutes prior to the call.  Interested parties may also listen to this conference call through the internet by accessing the "Corporate Overview – Corporate Profile" page of the Company's internet site at www.cbtrustcorp.com.

A replay of the conference call will be available from 12:00 noon Eastern Time on April 25, 2014, until 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on May 5, 2014. The replay will be available by dialing 877-344-7529 and entering access code 10044104 or  through the internet by accessing the "Corporate Overview – Corporate Profile" page of the Company's internet site at www.cbtrustcorp.com.

About Community Bankers Trust Corporation and Essex Bank

Community Bankers Trust Corporation is the holding company for Essex Bank, a Virginia state bank with 21 full-service offices, 14 of which are in Virginia and seven of which are in Maryland.  The Bank also operates two loan production offices in Virginia.  The Bank opened a new branch office in Annapolis, Maryland on March 25, 2014 and a branch office at its new headquarters in Richmond, Virginia on April 7, 2014.

Additional information on the Bank is available on the Bank's website at www.essexbank.com.  For information on Community Bankers Trust Corporation, please visit its website at www.cbtrustcorp.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements with respect to the Company's operations, performance, future strategy and goals. Actual results may differ materially from those included in the forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including, without limitation, the effects of and changes in the following: the quality or composition of the Company's loan or investment portfolios, including collateral values and the repayment abilities of  borrowers and issuers; assumptions that underlie the Company's allowance for loan losses; general economic and market conditions, either nationally or in the Company's market areas; the interest rate environment; competitive pressures among banks and financial institutions or from companies outside the banking industry; real estate values; the demand for deposit, loan, and investment products and other financial services; the demand, development and acceptance of new products and services; the performance of vendors or other parties with which the Company does business; time and costs associated with de novo branching, acquisitions, dispositions and similar transactions; the realization of gains and expense savings from acquisitions, dispositions and similar transactions; assumptions and estimates that underlie the accounting for loan pools under the shared-loss agreements; consumer profiles and spending and savings habits; levels of fraud in the banking industry; the level of attempted cyber attacks in the banking industry; the securities and credit markets; costs associated with the integration of banking and other internal operations; the soundness of other financial institutions with which the Company does business; inflation; technology; and legislative and regulatory requirements.  Many of these factors and additional risks and uncertainties are described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 and other reports filed from time to time by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release speaks only as of its date, and the Company disclaims any duty to update the information in it.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

Unaudited Condensed

(Dollars in thousands)

March 31, 2014

December 31, 2013

March 31, 2013

     Assets

Cash and due from banks

$

11,139

$

10,857

$

10,477

Interest bearing bank deposits

27,782

12,978

13,591

  Total cash and cash equivalents

38,921

23,835

24,068

Securities available for sale, at fair value

271,345

265,777

274,090

Securities held to maturity

26,625

28,563

38,677

Equity securities, restricted, at cost

7,772

8,358

7,198

  Total securities

305,742

302,698

319,965

Loans held for sale

-

100

1,145

Loans not covered by FDIC shared-loss agreements

593,610

596,173

579,807

Loans covered by FDIC shared-loss agreements

71,860

73,275

82,364

Allowance for loan losses (non-covered)

(10,410)

(10,444)

(12,258)

Allowance for loan losses (covered)

(484)

(484)

(484)

  Net loans

654,576

658,520

649,429

Bank premises and equipment

29,139

27,872

33,237

Other real estate owned, non-covered

5,439

6,244

9,712

Other real estate owned, covered by FDIC

3,211

2,692

2,483

FDIC receivable

433

368

750

Bank owned life insurance

20,956

20,795

20,274

Core deposit intangibles, net

6,144

6,621

9,731

FDIC indemnification asset

23,846

25,409

31,517

Other assets 

13,295

14,378

14,790

    Total assets

$

1,101,702

$

1,089,532

$

1,117,101

     Liabilities

Deposits:

    Noninterest bearing

73,935

70,132

81,330

    Interest bearing

831,233

822,209

860,728

      Total deposits

905,168

892,341

942,058

Federal funds purchased and securities sold under

agreements to repurchase

-

6,000

992

Federal Home Loan Bank advances

76,946

77,125

49,654

Trust preferred capital notes

4,124

4,124

4,124

Other liabilities

4,817

3,283

3,938

    Total liabilities

991,055

982,873

1,000,766

     Shareholders' Equity

Preferred stock (5,000,000 shares authorized $0.01 par

value; 10,680, 10,680 and 17,680 shares issued and

outstanding, respectively)

10,680

10,680

17,680

     Discount on preferred stock

-

-

(176)

     Warrants on preferred stock

1,037

1,037

1,037

Common stock (200,000,000 shares authorized $0.01

par value; 21,720,221 shares issued and outstanding at

March 31, 2014)

217

217

218

Additional paid in capital

144,747

144,656

144,463

Accumulated deficit

(44,163)

(45,822)

(49,564)

Accumulated other comprehensive income

(1,871)

(4,109)

2,677

   Total shareholders' equity

$

110,647

$

106,659

$

116,335

   Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

1,101,702

$

1,089,532

$

1,117,101

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Income

Unaudited Condensed

(Dollars in thousands)

Three

months

ended

Three months ended

March 31, 

2014

December 31,

2013

September 30,

2013

June 30,

2013

March 31,

2013

 Interest and dividend income 

 Interest and fees on loans 

$

7,051

$

7,050

$

7,513

$

7,622

$

7,511

 Interest and fees on FDIC covered loans 

2,961

2,994

3,538

2,745

2,659

 Interest on federal funds sold 

-

-

-

1

2

 Interest on deposits in other banks 

13

25

11

14

8

 Investments (taxable) 

1,698

1,976

1,934

1,945

1,838

 Investments (nontaxable) 

156

172

175

164

148

 Total interest income 

11,879

12,217

13,171

12,491

12,166

 Interest expense 

 Interest on deposits 

1,408

1,501

1,568

1,600

1,701

 Interest on short-term borrowings 

1

-

1

2

1

 Interest on other borrowed funds 

161

143

180

189

192

 Total interest expense 

1,570

1,644

1,749

1,791

1,894

 Net interest income 

10,309

10,573

11,422

10,700

10,272

 Provision for loan losses 

-

-

-

-

-

 Net interest income after provision for loan

 losses 

10,309

10,573

11,422

10,700

10,272

 Noninterest income 

 Gain/(loss) on sale of securities, net 

355

72

38

130

278

 Service charges on deposit accounts 

489

634

741

701

663

 Gain/(loss) on sale of other loans, net 

48

255

(614)

-

-

 Other  

409

506

428

507

385

                 Total noninterest income 

1,301

1,467

593

1,338

1,326

 Noninterest expense 

 Salaries and employee benefits 

3,923

3,991

4,096

3,901

3,993

 Occupancy expenses 

648

647

690

717

663

 Equipment expenses 

219

248

276

247

267

 Legal fees 

28

20

24

38

13

 Professional fees 

107

49

52

139

50

 FDIC assessment 

207

228

225

223

167

 Data processing fees 

494

505

485

551

537

 FDIC indemnification asset amortization 

1,498

1,640

1,716

1,592

1,501

 Amortization of intangibles 

477

506

565

566

565

 Other real estate expenses 

283

828

(33)

502

737

 Other operating expenses 

1,294

1,724

1,337

1,282

1,218

 Total noninterest expense 

9,178

10,386

9,433

9,758

9,711

 Net income before income taxes 

2,432

1,654

2,582

2,280

1,887

 Income tax expense 

709

461

800

673

563

 Net income 

1,723

1,193

1,782

1,607

1,324

 Dividends on preferred stock 

65

235

208

221

221

 Accretion of discount on preferred stock 

-

44

73

59

58

 Net income available to common 

    shareholders 

$

1,658

$

914

$

1,501

$

1,327

$

1,045

 

NET INTEREST MARGIN ANALYSIS

AVERAGE BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in thousands)

Three months ended March 31, 2014

Three months ended December 31, 2013

Three months ended March 31, 2013

Average

Average

Average

Average

Interest

Rates

Average

Interest

Rates

Average

Interest

Rates

Balance

Income/

Earned/

Balance

Income/

Earned/

Balance

Income/

Earned/

Sheet

Expense

Paid

Sheet

Expense

Paid

Sheet

Expense

Paid

ASSETS:

Loans, including fees

$

595,614

$

7,051

4.80%

$

585,461

$

7,050

4.78%

$

579,635

$

7,511

5.26%

Loans covered by FDIC loss share

72,770

2,961

16.50%

75,252

2,994

15.79%

82,776

2,659

13.03%

     Total loans

668,384

10,012

6.08%

660,713

10,044

6.03%

662,411

10,170

6.23%

Interest bearing bank balances

16,309

13

0.31%

35,304

25

0.28%

16,402

8

0.20%

Federal funds sold

-

-

-

783

0

0.10%

9,811

2

0.10%

Investments (taxable)

279,295

1,698

2.43%

283,516

1,976

2.79%

300,001

1,838

2.45%

Investments (tax exempt)

20,038

237

4.71%

21,349

260

4.88%

17,903

225

5.02%

     Total earning assets

984,026

11,960

4.93%

1,001,665

12,305

4.87%

1,006,528

12,243

4.93%

Allowance for loan losses

(10,955)

(11,133)

(13,470)

Non-earning assets

113,705

128,596

132,378

     Total assets

$

1,086,776

$

1,119,128

$

1,125,436

LIABILITIES AND 

SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Demand - interest bearing

$

190,804

$

142

0.30%

$

220,656

$

168

0.30%

$

245,714

$

191

0.32%

Savings

75,601

66

0.35%

79,572

70

0.35%

78,377

62

0.32%

Time deposits

555,867

1,200

0.88%

564,191

1,263

0.89%

551,125

1,448

1.07%

     Total deposits

822,272

1,408

0.69%

864,419

1,501

0.69%

875,216

1,701

0.79%

Short-term borrowings

1,134

1

0.51%

107

-

0.00%

329

1

0.72%

FHLB and other borrowings

81,233

161

0.80%

61,950

143

0.92%

53,938

192

1.45%

     Total interest-bearing liabilities

904,639

1,570

0.70%

926,476

1,644

0.70%

929,483

1,894

0.83%

Non-interest bearing deposits

68,594

80,172

75,551

Other liabilities

3,921

3,874

4,117

     Total liabilities

977,154

1,010,522

1,009,151

Shareholders' equity

109,622

108,606

116,285

     Total liabilities and 

     stockholders' equity

$

1,086,776

$

1,119,128

$

1,125,436

Net interest earnings

$

10,390

$

10,661

$

10,349

Interest spread

4.23%

4.17%

4.10%

Net interest margin

4.28%

4.22%

4.17%

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The information below presents certain financial information determined by methods other than in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP). Common tangible book value equals total shareholders' equity less preferred stock, goodwill and identifiable intangible assets, and common tangible book value per share is computed by dividing common tangible book value by the number of common shares outstanding. Common tangible assets equal total assets less preferred stock, goodwill and identifiable intangible assets.

Management believes that common tangible book value and the ratio of common tangible book value to common tangible assets are meaningful because they are some of the measures that the Company and investors use to assess capital adequacy. Management believes that presenting the change in common tangible book value per share, the change in stock price to common tangible book value per share, and the change in the ratio of common tangible book value to common tangible assets provide meaningful period-to-period comparisons of these measures.

These measures are a supplement to GAAP used to prepare the Company's financial statements and should not be viewed as a substitute for GAAP measures. In addition, the Company's non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to non-GAAP measures of other companies. The following table reconciles these non-GAAP measures from their respective GAAP basis measures.

March 31,

2014

December 31, 

2013

March 31,

2013

Common Tangible Book Value

Total stockholder's equity

$       110,647,000

$       106,659,000

$       116,335,000

Preferred stock (net)

11,717,000

11,717,000

18,541,000

Core deposit intangible (net)

6,144,000

6,621,000

9,731,000

Common tangible book value

92,786,000

88,321,000

88,063,000

Shares outstanding

21,720,221

21,709,096

21,682,963

Common tangible book value per share

$                    4.27

$                    4.07

$                    4.06

Stock Price

$                    4.02

$                    3.76

$                    3.29

Price/common tangible book

94.1%

92.4%

81.0%

Common tangible book/common tangible assets

Total assets

$    1,101,702,000

$    1,089,532,000

$    1,117,101,000

Preferred stock (net)

11,717,000

11,717,000

18,541,000

Core deposit intangible

6,144,000

6,621,000

9,731,000

Common tangible assets

1,083,841,000

1,077,194,000

1,088,829,000

Common tangible book

92,786,000

88,321,000

88,063,000

Common tangible equity to assets

8.56%

8.20%

8.09%

 

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