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Heritage Bankshares, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Net Income and Record First Nine Months Net Income; Declares Dividends

NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Bankshares, Inc. ("Heritage"; the "Company") (OTCQB: HBKS), the parent of Heritage Bank (the "Bank"), today announced unaudited financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of 2012.

The Company's net income for the third quarter of 2012 was $693,000 compared to $548,000 for the third quarter of 2011.  Net income available to common shareholders was $673,000 for the third quarter of 2012, an increase of $377,000 over net income available to common shareholders of $296,000 for the third quarter of 2011.  Earnings per diluted common share were $0.29 for the third quarter of 2012 compared to $0.13 for the third quarter of 2011.

The Company's net income for the first nine months of 2012 was a record $1,865,000, an increase of $166,000 over net income of $1,699,000 for the first nine months of 2011.  For the first nine months of 2012, the Company's earnings per diluted common share were $0.76 compared to $0.49 for the first nine months of 2011, an increase of $0.27 per common share, or 55.1%.

Michael S. Ives, President and CEO of the Company and the Bank, commented:

"The third quarter was a transitional quarter for the Company.  The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve has announced that the Federal Reserve Bank expects to maintain its target federal funds rate at the current historically low level until at least 2015.  This will exacerbate an already poor operating environment for community banks other than those community banks who have made substantial commitments to mortgage banking.

Our Company has not been involved in mortgage banking because of its cyclicality, its historically low margins, its operating and regulatory risks, and the historically lower stock market valuations for mortgage banking companies compared to traditional community banks.  We do recognize that those community banks who focused on mortgage banking are enjoying record profits for now.  However, just as we did not succumb to the temptation to jump into real estate finance in 2005 and 2006, we plan to adhere to our focus on business banking rather than pursue ancillary businesses.

Furthermore, we have developed an operating strategy for the Company that is designed to weather this current interest rate environment for as long as it persists.

First, we will carefully manage our interest rate risk in the investment of our excess liquidity.  During the third quarter, our Company had an average balance of approximately $40 million in overnight funds earning approximately 0.25%.  This high level of overnight funds adversely impacted our net interest spread, our net interest margin, and our net interest income in a material manner.  We are gradually investing these funds in intermediate-term securities and certificates of deposit at other banks to increase the yield on these funds without taking a high level of interest rate risk. 

In addition, during the third quarter of this year, we sold the remaining portion of our mortgage-backed securities portfolio because of the high level of prepayments on these securities stemming from the current interest rate environment.  We acted to realize for the Company the market value of this portfolio before it simply melted away.

Second, given the prevailing low yields on new loans, we must continue to be very conservative in our lending process in an effort to avoid any material credit risk.  We will sacrifice loan growth for credit quality.  As of September 30, 2012, our nonperforming assets were only 0.19% of our assets.  With the prevailing loan yields, there is simply no room for increasing our credit risk even though other banks are taking more credit risk in this environment as they search for yield.

Third, we must continue growing noninterest-bearing deposits and our business loan portfolio.  This has been our focus for years, and we cannot be distracted from our long-term strategy by a difficult operating environment.

Fourth, we have undertaken a comprehensive plan to reduce our operating expenses.  We have reduced our total number of employees through normal attrition without any adverse impact on our operations.  The overall quality of our banking team has never been higher.  Over the next several quarters, we expect to announce several initiatives designed to reduce our operating expenses and make us even more efficient.

We are confident that these four components of our current operating strategy are not only an appropriate response to the current operating environment but also a sound approach to prepare for more rapid growth when interest rates rise."

Comparison of Operating Results for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2012 and 2011

Overview.   The Company's pretax income was $981,000 for the third quarter of 2012, compared to pretax income of $847,000 for the third quarter of 2011, an increase of $134,000.  A $284,000 gain on the sale of investment securities more than offset a decrease of $258,000 in net interest income. Our effective tax rate decreased from 35.3% in the third quarter of 2011 to 29.4% in the third quarter of 2012.

Net Interest Income.  The Company's net interest income before provision for loan losses decreased by $258,000, comparing the third quarters of 2012 and 2011.  Our average loan portfolio decreased by $2.3 million from $214.3 million in the third quarter of 2011 to $212.0 million in the third quarter of 2012, while our average overnight funds increased by $18.1 million and our average investment in securities available for sale and other interest-earning assets (excluding loans and overnight funds) increased by $6.5 million, for a net increase in interest-earning assets of $22.3 million comparing the two quarters.  Average interest-bearing liabilities increased by $15.9 million from the third quarter of 2011 to $176.5 million in the third quarter of 2012, resulting primarily from a $16.9 million increase in average interest-bearing deposits.  The average yield on our interest-earning assets was adversely impacted by lower yields on loans and an increase in the average balance of investment securities and other interest-earning assets, which was only partially offset by a decrease in the average cost of interest-bearing liabilities.  As a result, our interest rate spread decreased 52 basis points from 3.74% in the third quarter of 2011 to 3.22% in the third quarter of 2012, and our net interest margin decreased 63 basis points from 4.06% in the third quarter of 2011 to 3.43% in the third quarter of 2012.

Provision for Loan Losses.  There was no provision for loan losses in the quarter ending September 30, 2012 compared to a provision for loan losses of $33,000 in the quarter ending September 30, 2011.

Noninterest Income.  Total noninterest income increased by $295,000, from $197,000 in the third quarter of 2011 to $492,000 in the third quarter of 2012.  This increase is primarily attributable to a $284,000 gain on sale of investment securities and $43,000 in income from bank-owned life insurance in the third quarter of 2012 that did not occur in the third quarter of 2011.

Noninterest Expense.  Total noninterest expense was $1.997 million for the third quarter of 2012, a $64,000 decrease from the third quarter of 2011, primarily due to an $82,000 decrease in compensation expense in the third quarter of 2012.

Income Taxes.  The Company's income tax expense for the third quarter of 2012 was $288,000, reflecting an effective tax rate of 29.4%, compared to income tax expense of $299,000 for the third quarter of 2011, reflecting an effective tax rate of 35.3%.  This reduction in effective tax rate was attributable to increases in tax-exempt interest income and other non-taxable income.

Net Income Available to Common Stockholders.  Because of qualified loan growth, the dividend rate on our SBLF program preferred stock was 1.00% for the third quarter of 2012, resulting in dividends on preferred stock of $20,000, a savings of $232,000 compared $252,000 of TARP preferred stock dividends and dividend accretion for the third quarter of 2011.  Net income available to common stockholders was $673,000 for the third quarter of 2012, compared to $296,000 for the third quarter of 2011, an increase of $377,000, or $0.16 per weighted average diluted common share.

Comparison of Operating Results for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2012 and 2011

Overview.   The Company's pretax income was $2,614,000 for the first nine months of 2012, compared to pretax income of $2,560,000 for the first nine months of 2011, an increase of $54,000.  This increase resulted primarily from a $331,000 increase in noninterest income and an $87,000 decrease in noninterest expense, partially offset by a $373,000 decrease in net interest income between the two nine-month periods.  The Company's effective tax rate for the first nine months of 2012 was 28.6% compared to an effective tax rate of 33.6% for the first nine months of 2011.

Net Interest Income.  The Company's net interest income before provision for loan losses decreased by $373,000, comparing the first-nine month periods of 2012 and 2011.  Our average loan portfolio decreased by $900,000 from $215.9 million in the first nine months of 2011 to $215.0 million in the first nine months of 2012, while our average investment in overnight funds increased by $9.7 million and our average investment in securities available for sale and other interest-earning assets (excluding loans and overnight funds) increased by $12.5 million, for a net increase in interest-earning assets of $21.3 million comparing the two nine-month periods.  Average interest-bearing liabilities increased by $15.7 million from the first nine months of 2011 to $171.6 million in the first nine months of 2012, resulting primarily from a $16.6 million increase in average interest-bearing deposits.  The average yield on our interest-earning assets was adversely impacted by lower yields on loans and an increase in the average balance of investment securities and other interest-earning assets, which was only partially offset by a decrease in the average cost of interest-bearing liabilities.  As a result, our interest rate spread decreased 36 basis points from 3.88% in the first nine months of 2011 to 3.52% in the first nine months of 2012, and our net interest margin decreased 47 basis points from 4.22% in the first nine months of 2011 to 3.75% in the first nine months of 2012.

Provision for Loan Losses.  Provision for loan losses was $35,000 and $44,000 for the nine months ending September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

Noninterest Income.  Total noninterest income increased by $331,000, from $627,000 in the first nine months of 2011 to $958,000 in the first nine months of 2012.  The primary factors in this increase were a $197,000 increase in gains on sale of investment securities and a $161,000 increase in income from bank-owned life insurance in the first nine months of 2012.

Noninterest Expense.  Total noninterest expense decreased by $87,000, from $6.233 million in the first nine months of 2011 to $6.146 million in the first nine months of 2012, primarily attributable to decreased compensation expense of $104,000. 

Income Taxes.  The Company's income tax expense for the first nine months of 2012 was $749,000, reflecting an effective tax rate of 28.6%, compared to income tax expense of $861,000 for the first nine months of 2011, reflecting an effective tax rate of 33.6%.  This reduction in effective tax rate was primarily attributable to an increase in tax-exempt interest income and other non-taxable income.

Net Income Available to Common Stockholders.  After the impact of dividends on our preferred stock, net income available to common shareholders was $1.779 million for the first nine months of 2012, or earnings per diluted common share of $0.76, compared to net income available to common stockholders of $1.137 million for the first nine months of 2011, or earnings per diluted common share of $0.49, an increase of $642,000, or $0.27 per diluted common share.  This increase in earnings available to common stockholders is primarily attributable to qualified loan growth which resulted in a 1.47% dividend rate on our SBLF program preferred stock in the first nine months of 2012, compared to accelerated accretion of the discount on outstanding TARP preferred stock and the associated dividend rate of 8.96% in the first nine months of 2011.

Financial Condition of the Company

Total Assets.  The Company's total assets increased by $14.9 million, or 5.0%, from $297.8 million at September 30, 2011 to $312.7 million at September 30, 2012.  The increase in assets resulted primarily from an $11.6 million increase in our aggregate cash, securities available for sale, interest-bearing deposits in other banks and federal funds sold, together with a $5.0 million increase in bank-owned life insurance.

 Investments.  Securities available for sale decreased by $15.6 million, from $41.8 million at September 30, 2011 to $26.2 million at September 30, 2012.  Overnight funds increased by $20.4 million and certificates of deposit, interest-bearing deposits in other banks (excluding overnight funds), and federal funds sold increased by a total of $6.9 million, with a resulting aggregate increase in such investment balances from $19.9 million at September 30, 2011 to $47.2 million at September 30, 2012. 

Loans.  Loans held for investment, net, were $213.1 million at September 30, 2012, a decrease of $1.2 million from our loan balance of $214.3 million at September 30, 2011.

Asset Quality.  Nonperforming assets were $591,000, or 0.19% of total assets, at September 30, 2012, compared to $1,753,000 in nonperforming assets, or 0.59% of total assets, at September 30, 2011.  Other real estate owned consisted of a bank branch site that we no longer plan to utilize and one additional single family home obtained through foreclosure proceedings against one borrower during the third quarter of 2012.

Deposits.  Total deposits at September 30, 2012 were $272.6 million compared to $257.6 million at September 30, 2011, an increase of $15.0 million, or 5.8%.  Core deposits, which are comprised of noninterest-bearing, money market, NOW and savings deposits, increased by $39.4 million, or 18.9%, from $208.2 million at September 30, 2011 to $247.6 million at September 30, 2012.  Noninterest-bearing deposits increased by $8.6 million to $101.0 million at September 30, 2012 and, as a percentage of total deposits, increased from 35.8% at September 30, 2011 to 37.0% at September 30, 2012.

Average total deposits increased by $27.9 million, or 11.8%, from $237.4 million for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2011 to $265.4 million for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2012.  Average core deposits increased by $44.3 million, or 23.5%, over the comparable nine-month periods.  Average noninterest-bearing deposits increased by $11.4 million, from $86.3 million in the nine-month period ending September 30, 2011 to $97.7 million in the comparable period ending September 30, 2012.  As a percentage of total average deposits, average noninterest-bearing deposits increased slightly from 36.3% at September 30, 2011 to 36.8% at September 30, 2012.

Borrowed Funds.  Borrowed funds decreased by $1,647,000, from $2,404,000 at September 30, 2011 to $757,000 at September 30, 2012.

Capital.  Stockholders' equity increased by $1.3 million, or 3.8%, from $35.9 million at September 30, 2011 to $37.2 million at September 30, 2012, primarily due to an increase in earnings.

Certain reclassifications have been made to prior period financial statements to conform them to the current period presentation.

The tables attached to and incorporated within this release present in greater detail certain of the unaudited financial information described above.

Dividends

On October 24, 2012, our Board of Directors declared a $0.06 per share dividend on our common stock.  The dividend will be paid on November 16, 2012 to common shareholders of record on November 5, 2012.

The same day, the Board of Directors also declared a dividend on the preferred stock issued in connection with our participation in the SBLF program.  Specifically, the Board declared a cash dividend of $50,602.50, which represents the expected amount of the dividend next payable by the Company under the SBLF program based on its applicable level of "Qualified Small Business Lending".  This dividend shall be payable and paid on January 2, 2013 to the holders of the SBLF preferred stock of record on December 20, 2012 (currently the sole shareholder of record of the SBLF preferred stock is the Secretary of the Treasury).

About Heritage

Heritage is the parent company of Heritage Bank (www.heritagebankva.com).  Heritage Bank has four full-service branches in the city of Norfolk, two full-service branches in the city of Virginia Beach, and one full service branch in the city of Chesapeake.

Forward Looking Statements

The press release contains statements that constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  Forward-looking statements address future events, developments or results and typically use words such as believe, anticipate, expect, intend, plan, forecast, outlook, or estimate.  Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Heritage's actual results, performance, achievements, and business strategy to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance, achievements or business strategy expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Factors that could cause such actual results, performance, achievements and business strategy to differ materially from anticipated results, performance, achievements and business strategy include:  general and local economic conditions, competition, significant increases in capital requirements or other significant changes in regulatory requirements, customer demand for Heritage's banking products and services, and the risks and uncertainties described in Heritage's most recent Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Heritage disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

HERITAGE BANKSHARES, INC.



CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS




(in thousands)













 At September 30,






2012


2011






(unaudited)


(unaudited)

ASSETS














Cash and due from banks



$           5,693


$           5,727

Interest-bearing deposits in other banks




33,502


19,658

Federal funds sold



28


31

   Total cash and cash equivalents




39,223


25,416

Certificates of deposit in other banks




13,695


249

Securities available for sale, at fair value 


26,188


41,834

Loans, net






   Held for investment, net of allowance for loan losses 



213,082


214,342

Accrued interest receivable



588


717

Stock in Federal Reserve Bank, at cost


594


591

Stock in Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, at cost


440


1,094

Premises and equipment, net



10,743


11,031

Other real estate owned





591


288

Bank-owned life insurance





5,648


597

Other assets



1,904


1,658

Total assets



$       312,696


$       297,817









LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY












Liabilities






Deposits






Noninterest-bearing 


$       100,960


$         92,326

Interest-bearing 


171,664


165,270

Total deposits




272,624


257,596





Securities sold under agreements to repurchase

212


1,545

Other borrowings





545


859

Accrued interest payable


36


94

Other liabilities



2,074


1,871

Total liabilities




275,491


261,965








Stockholders' equity





   Senior non-cumulative perpetual preferred stock, Series C,





      7,800 shares and outstanding at both September 30, 





      2012 and September 30, 2011, respectively



7,800


7,800









Common stock, $5 par value - 6,000,000 shares authorized;




    2,275,891 and 2,303,107 shares issued and outstanding




    at September 30, 2012 and September 30, 2011, respectively

11,379


11,516

Additional paid-in capital


6,732


6,681

Retained earnings


11,169


9,455

Accumulated other comprehensive income, net

125


400

Total stockholders' equity


37,205


35,852

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$       312,696


$       297,817









 

HERITAGE BANKSHARES, INC.




CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME




(in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


September 30,


September 30,


2012


2011


2012


2011


(unaudited)


(unaudited)


(unaudited)


(unaudited)

Interest income








Interest income and fees on loans

$           2,485


$           2,833


$           7,740


$           8,543

Interest on taxable investment securities

174


193


716


514

Other interest and dividend income

61


37


106


112

Total interest income

2,720


3,063


8,562


9,169









Interest expense








Deposits

228


309


702


923

Borrowings

6


10


23


36

Total interest expense

234


319


725


959









Net interest income

2,486


2,744


7,837


8,210









Provision for loan losses

-


33


35


44









Net interest income after provision for loan losses

2,486


2,711


7,802


8,166









Noninterest income








Service charges on deposit accounts

67


87


195


259

Late charges and other fees on loans

11


25


77


57

Gain on sale of investment securities

284


-


284


87

Income from bank-owned life insurance

43


-


161


-

Other

87


85


241


224

Total noninterest income

492


197


958


627









Noninterest expense








Compensation

1,008


1,090


3,179


3,283

Data processing

160


148


471


435

Occupancy 

221


234


668


622

Furniture and equipment 

161


142


446


438

Taxes and licenses

79


86


239


252

Professional fees

57


74


243


292

FDIC assessment

39


37


116


137

Loss on sale or impairment of other real estate owned

(10)


-


41


1

Other

282


250


743


773

Total noninterest expense

1,997


2,061


6,146


6,233









Income before provision for income taxes

981


847


2,614


2,560









Provision for income taxes

288


299


749


861









Net income 

$              693


$              548


$           1,865


$           1,699

Preferred stock dividend and accretion of discount

$              (20)


$            (252)


$              (86)


$             (562)

Net income available to common stockholders

$              673


$              296


$           1,779


$           1,137









Earnings per common share








Basic

$             0.30


$             0.13


$             0.77


$             0.49

Diluted

$             0.29


$             0.13


$             0.76


$             0.49

Dividends per share

$             0.06


$             0.06


$             0.18


$             0.18









Weighted average shares outstanding - basic

2,275,891


2,303,107


2,295,413


2,305,652

Effect of dilutive equity awards

54,362


13,441


49,385


11,246

Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted

2,330,253


2,316,548


2,344,798


2,316,898









 

HERITAGE BANKSHARES, INC.





OTHER SELECTED FINANCIAL INFORMATION





(Unaudited)





(in thousands, except share, per share data, and ratios)






Three Months Ended



Nine Months Ended


September 30,



September 30,


2012


2011



2012


2011

Financial ratios









Annualized return on average assets (1)

0.86%


0.75%



0.81%


0.81%

Annualized return on average common equity (2)

9.38%


7.74%



8.51%


8.15%

Average equity to average assets

11.66%


12.39%



11.99%


12.92%

Equity to assets, at period-end

11.90%


12.04%



11.90%


12.04%

Net interest margin (3)

3.43%


4.06%



3.75%


4.22%










Per common share









Earnings per share - basic

$               0.30


$               0.13



$               0.77


$               0.49

Earnings per share - diluted

$               0.29


$               0.13



$               0.76


$               0.49

Book value per share

$             12.92


$             12.18



$             12.92


$             12.18

Dividends declared per share

$               0.06


$               0.06



$               0.18


$               0.18










Common stock outstanding

2,275,891


2,303,107



2,275,891


2,303,107

Weighted average shares outstanding - basic

2,275,891


2,303,107



2,295,413


2,305,652

Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted

2,330,253


2,316,548



2,344,798


2,316,898










Asset quality









Nonaccrual loans

$                    -


$             1,465



$                    -


$             1,465

Accruing loans past due 90 days or more

-


-



-


-

Total nonperforming loans

-


1,465



-


1,465










Other real estate owned, net

591


288



591


288










Total nonperforming assets

$                591


$             1,753



$                591


$             1,753










Nonperforming assets to total assets

0.19%


0.59%



0.19%


0.59%



















Allowance for loan losses









Balance, beginning of period

$             2,115


$             2,149



$             2,091


$             2,090

Provision for loan losses

-


33



35


44

Loans charged-off 

(40)


(29)



(71)


(31)

Recoveries 

-


-



20


50

Balance, end of period

$             2,075


$             2,153



$             2,075


$             2,153




























Allowance for loan losses to gross loans held for









      investment, net of unearned fees and costs

0.96%


0.99%



0.96%


0.99%



















(1)Return is defined as net income, after tax, before preferred stock dividend and accretion of discount divided by average total assets.

(2)Return is defined as net income, after tax, before preferred stock dividend and accretion of discount divided by average common equity.

(3)Tax equivalency calculations have been included in the computation of net interest margin and net interest spread.










 

SOURCE Heritage Bankshares, Inc.



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