Mayflower Bancorp, Inc. Reports First Quarter Earnings and Payment of Dividend
MIDDLEBORO, Mass., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayflower Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Market: MFLR) today reported net income of $359,000 or $0.17 per share for its first quarter ended July 31, 2011, a 7% improvement as compared to earnings of $336,000 or $0.16 per share for the same quarter last year. Diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $0.17 compared to $0.16 for the same quarter of last year.
Net interest income for the quarter decreased by $31,000 or 1.4% to $2.1 million due to a decrease in the Company's net interest margin, from 3.78% in the July 2010 quarter to 3.59% in the July 2011 quarter. This decrease is primarily the result of a greater percentage of interest earning assets in interest-bearing deposits in banks, as compared to the prior year quarter. Average interest earning assets for the period increased from $227.9 million for the quarter ended July 31, 2010 to $236.6 million for the quarter ended July 31, 2011 and average interest bearing liabilities grew from $228.0 million for the quarter ended July 31, 2010 to $234.7 million for the quarter ended July 31, 2011.
A provision of $57,000 was made to the reserve for loan losses for the quarter ended July 31, 2011, compared to a provision of $60,000 for the quarter ended July 31, 2010. In determining the appropriate level for the allowance for loan loss, the Company considers past loss experience, evaluations of underlying collateral, prevailing economic conditions, the nature of the loan portfolio and levels of non-performing and other classified loans. Management and the Company's Board of Directors evaluate the loan loss reserve on a regular basis, and consider the allowance as constituted to be adequate at this time.
Non-interest income decreased by $36,000 for the three months ended July 31, 2011 as compared to the three months ended July 31, 2010. This decrease was due to a reduction of $34,000 in gains on sales of loans and a decrease of $10,000 in loan origination and other loan fees. Additionally, customer service fees decreased by $26,000 due to lower levels of returned check fees and declining ATM surcharge income. These decreases were primarily offset by an increase of $26,000 in gains on sales of investments and by an increase of $7,000 in interchange income.
Total operating expenses decreased by $62,000 or 3.1% for the quarter ended July 31, 2011. This circumstance was partially a result of a decrease of $42,000 in FDIC assessment expense, a result of a modification of the FDIC deposit insurance assessment base. Additionally, losses and expenses of foreclosed properties decreased by $17,000 due to the reduction of bank-owned properties. Finally, occupancy and equipment expense decreased by $28,000 and data processing decreased by $11,000. These decreases were offset by an increase of $15,000 or 1.4% in salary and benefit expense and by an increase of $21,000 in other expenses, substantially due to increased legal expenses for problem loans.
Since the end of the April 30, 2011 fiscal year, total assets of the Company have increased by $1.8 million, ending at $248.7 million as of July 31, 2011. This growth is comprised of an increase of $1.2 million in cash and cash equivalents and an increase of $2.9 million in the total investment portfolio, as offset by reductions of $1.3 million in net loans receivable, and of $720,000 in real estate acquired by foreclosure. Also during the quarter ended July 31, 2011, deposits increased by $2.2 million, while advances and borrowings decreased by $1.0 million.
Total stockholders' equity was $21.6 million at July 31, 2011, compared to $21.2 million at April 30, 2011. Tier 1 capital to average assets stood at 8.02% at July 31, 2011, compared to 8.35% at April 30, 2011. The increase in total equity is due to net income for the quarter of $359,000, an $11,000 expense incurred by the granting of stock options and restricted stock, and an increase of $176,000 in the net unrealized gain on securities available-for-sale. A $0.06 per share dividend to shareholders totaling $125,000 and Company stock repurchases totaling $30,000 partially offset these increases in total equity.
In conjunction with these announcements, Edward M. Pratt, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company also reported that the Company's Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share to be payable on September 8, 2011, to shareholders of record as of September 1, 2011.
Mayflower Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Mayflower Co-operative Bank which specializes in residential and commercial lending and traditional banking and deposit services. The Company currently serves southeastern Massachusetts from its Main Office in Middleboro and maintains seven additional full-service offices in Bridgewater, Lakeville, Plymouth, Rochester, and Wareham Massachusetts. All of the Company's deposits are insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to applicable limits. All amounts above those limits are insured in full by the Share Insurance Fund (SIF) of Massachusetts. For further information on Mayflower Bancorp, Inc. please visit www.mayflowerbank.com.
(See accompanying Selected Consolidated Financial Information)
This earnings report may contain certain forward-looking statements, which are based on management's current expectations regarding economic, legislative and regulatory issues that may impact the Company's earnings in future periods. Factors that could cause future results to vary materially from current management expectations include, but are not limited to, general economic conditions, changes in interest rates, deposit flows, real estate values and competition; changes in accounting principles, policies or guidelines; changes in legislation or regulation; and other economic, competitive, governmental, regulatory and technological factors affecting the Company's operations, pricing, products and services. Additional factors that may affect our results are discussed under "Item 1A Risk Factors" in the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and in its Annual Report on Form 10-K, each filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), which are available at the SEC's website (www.sec.gov) and to which reference is hereby made.
Mayflower Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiary
Selected Consolidated Financial Information
(Dollars in thousands, except per share information)
Interest-bearing deposits in banks
Held to maturity
Available for sale, net
Advances and borrowings
Tier 1 Capital to average assets
Tier 1 Capital to risk-weighted assets
Book value per share
Three months ended
Statement of operations
Interest and dividend income
Net interest income
Provision for loan losses
Gain on sales of loans
Gain on sales of investments
Other non interest income
Income before income taxes
Earnings per share - basic
Earnings per share - diluted
Dividends per share
Weighted average shares outstanding
Annualized return on average assets
Annualized return on average equity
Net interest spread
Net interest margin
Mayflower Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiary
Analysis of Loans Past Due
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Loans past due over 90 days:
Home equity loans and lines of credit
Commercial and construction mortgages
Commercial time and demand loans
Consumer and other loans
Loans past due over 90 days as a percentage of:
Net loans receivable
Real estate acquired by foreclosure
Non-performing assets as a percentage of:
Net loans receivable
Allowance for loan losses
Allowance for loan losses as a percentage of
Allowance for loan losses as a percentage of net loans
** includes loans which are contractually past due 90 days
or more and/or loans less than 90 days past due on which
the Bank has ceased accruing interest
SOURCE Mayflower Bancorp, Inc.