Lighthouse Bank Growth Supports Local Economic Recovery

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Locally owned Lighthouse Bank (OTC Bulletin Board: LGHT) today released unaudited financial results for the 2nd quarter-ended June 30, 2012.  The Bank posted a $446 thousand profit for the period, representing the 12th successive quarter of profitable operations and record quarterly earnings for the four-year-old Bank.  Year-to-date earnings for the first six months of 2012 were $882 thousand and represented a 33% increase in earnings compared to the same period-ended June 30, 2011.  Shareholder equity increased by $700 thousand to $19.7 million during the 2nd quarter of 2012. The Bank experienced solid growth in deposits and loans during the quarter.  Compared to the same period-ended June 30, 2011, deposits increased by 42% and loans increased by 30%.  Continued growth in deposits enabled Lighthouse Bank to commit additional resources to local lending, critical for growth and economic recovery in Santa Cruz County.   

The Bank's loan loss reserve of 2.92% of gross loans remained significantly above industry averages. The Bank had only one past due loan in excess of 30 days at June 30, 2012, which is now current.  Total nonperforming assets of $810 thousand represented 0.5% of total assets.  Lighthouse Bank has been rated by Bauer Financial as 4-Star "excellent" and by FMC Consulting Group as among the top 15 (of 230) state chartered Banks in California.  The Findley Reports named Lighthouse Bank a "Super Premier" performing bank, the highest ranking given by the well known banking publication.  The Bank has no financial relationship with these rating agencies.                                                   

ABOUT LIGHTHOUSE BANK:
Lighthouse Bank is a locally owned and operated full-service commercial bank located in Santa Cruz, CA. The Bank offers a full array of banking products and services to businesses, professionals, individuals, developers and commercial property owners. The Bank is dedicated to providing exceptional personalized service and access to decision makers who are always close at hand.  The Bank offers a unique worldwide ATM fee rebate program and complimentary business courier service which expands the geographical reach of its banking office location throughout Santa Cruz County. Lighthouse Bank is committed to operating an open, ethical and financially successful company without engaging in the corporate excesses that have come to characterize the financial services industry.  All decisions are intended to contribute to the long-term success of its clients, employees, owners and the community it serves. Lighthouse Bank received no TARP funds and has neither accepted nor requested government assistance of any kind.  Lighthouse Bank has never been subject to either formal or informal regulatory action.  

Lighthouse Bank is located at 111 Mission Street in Downtown Santa Cruz, CA. Lighthouse Bank's common stock is listed on the Over-the-Counter (OTC) Bulletin Board under the stock symbol LGHT.OB. More Information on the Bank may be obtained through its website www.lighthousebank.net or by calling 831-600-4000.

 


Selected Financial Data (unaudited)


Quarter-Ended

Change



Year-to-Date Ended

Change


6/30/2012

3/31/2012

%



6/30/2012

6/30/2011*

%










Balance Sheet

















Total assets

$  161,110,854

$  151,581,893

6%




$  117,068,771

38%

Gross loans

91,527,404

87,153,420

5%




70,663,950

30%

Allowance for loan losses

2,671,314

2,840,000

-6%




2,329,000

15%

Non interest-bearing deposits

33,082,812

34,054,084

-3%




17,320,567

91%

Total deposits

140,827,597

131,735,847

7%




98,970,468

42%

Shareholders' equity

19,680,615

18,980,315

4%




17,963,617

10%










Income Statement

















Interest income

1,770,664

1,721,719

3%



$ 3,492,383

$      3,045,987

15%

Interest expense

148,640

149,176

0%



297,816

331,355

-10%

Net interest income

1,622,024

1,572,543

3%



3,194,567

2,714,632

18%










Provision for loan losses

88,000

20,000

340%



108,000

404,000

-73%

Non-interest income

86,870

94,126

-8%



180,996

86,841

108%

Non-interest expense

930,515

940,667

-1%



1,871,182

1,846,896

1%

Net income before taxes

690,379

706,002

-2%



1,396,381

550,577

154%

Income tax expense (benefit)

244,117

269,778

-10%



513,895

(113,502)

-553%










Net income

$          446,262

$          436,224

2%



$     882,486

$          664,079

33%










Earnings per share (basic) *

$                0.22

$                0.21

5%



$           0.43

$                0.33

30%

Book value per share *

$                9.66

$                9.31

4%



$           9.66

$                8.81

10%










Ratios









Net interest margin

4.51%

4.49%







Equity capital-to-total assets

12.2%

12.5%
















* 6/30/11 values reflect 10% stock dividend







    of December 5, 2011







 

SOURCE Lighthouse Bank



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