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ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. Announces Record First Quarter 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. today reported record earnings for the quarter ended March 31, 2013.

FIRST QUARTER 2013 HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Fully diluted earnings per share of $1.40 for the first quarter, a 17% increase year /year
  • First Quarter record net income of $9.2 million, a 12% increase year / year
  • ServisFirst Bank named the 14th Best Performing Bank between $500 Million and $5 Billion for 2012 by SNL Financial in the United States
  • Tier 1 leverage ratio of 8.8%. ServisFirst Bank's Tier 1 leverage ratio remains well above the FDIC "Well Capitalized" standard

Tom Broughton, President and CEO, stated, "We are pleased to report record quarterly net income as we approach our eighth anniversary in May and we appreciate the support of our very involved shareholders." Bud Foshee, CFO, said, "ServisFirst Bank's  net interest margin reached 4.05% in the first quarter of 2013, up from 3.93% in the first quarter of 2012 and up from 3.89% in the fourth quarter of 2012."

ABOUT SERVISFIRST:

ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. is a bank holding company based in Birmingham, Alabama. Through its subsidiary ServisFirst Bank, ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. provides business and personal financial services from locations in Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery and Dothan, Alabama and Pensacola, Florida.

ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. files periodic reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  Copies of its filings may be obtained through the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or at www.servisfirstbancshares.com.

Statements in this press release that are not historical facts, including, but not limited to, statements concerning future operations, results or performance, are hereby identified as "forward-looking statements" for the purpose of the safe harbor provided by Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933.  The words "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "project," "plan," "intend," "will," "would," "might" and similar expressions often signify forward-looking statements. Such statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. cautions that such forward-looking statements, wherever they occur in this press release or in other statements attributable to ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. are necessarily estimates reflecting the judgment of ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc.'s senior management and involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements.  Such forward-looking statements should, therefore, be considered in light of various factors that could affect the accuracy of such forward-looking statements, including: general economic conditions, especially in the credit markets and in the Southeast; the performance of the capital markets; changes in interest rates, yield curves and interest rate spread relationships; changes in accounting and tax principles, policies or guidelines; changes in legislation or regulatory requirements; changes in our loan portfolio and the deposit base; possible changes in laws and regulations and governmental monetary and fiscal policies, including, but not limited to, economic stimulus initiatives and so-called "bailout" initiatives; the cost and other effects of legal and administrative cases and similar contingencies; possible changes in the creditworthiness of customers and the possible impairment of the collectability of loans and the value of collateral; the effect of natural disasters, such as hurricanes and tornadoes, in our geographic markets; and increased competition from both banks and non-bank financial institutions.  The foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. For discussion of these and other risks that may cause actual results to differ from expectations, please refer to "Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements" and "Risk Factors" in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and our other SEC filings. If one or more of the factors affecting our forward-looking information and statements proves incorrect, then our actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, forward-looking information and statements contained herein. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made.  ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements that are made from time to time.

More information about ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc. may be obtained over the Internet at www.servisfirstbancshares.com or by calling (205) 949-0302.

CONTACT: ServisFirst Bank
Bud Foshee (205) 949-0307
BFoshee@servisfirstbank.com           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   


SERVISFIRST BANCSHARES, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(In thousands, except shares and per share data)























Three Months Ended





March 31,


December 31,





2013


2012


2012

Total interest income


$         29,165


$       25,571


$           29,055

Total interest expense


3,264


3,833


3,624


Net interest income before provision


25,901


21,738


25,431

Provision for loan losses


4,284


2,383


2,449


Net interest income after provision for loan losses

21,617


19,355


22,982


Total noninterest income


2,797


2,269


2,586










Salaries and employee benefits


5,679


5,165


6,477

Other noninterest expense


5,073


3,866


6,426


Total noninterest expense


10,752


9,031


12,903


Income before taxes


13,662


12,593


12,665

Income taxes


4,411


4,337


4,108


Net income


9,251


8,256


8,557

Preferred stock dividends


100


100


100


Net income available to common stockholders


$           9,151


$         8,156


$             8,457










Basic earnings per common share


$             1.44


$           1.37


$               1.40

Diluted earnings per common share


$             1.40


$           1.20


$               1.23

Average basic common shares


6,341,605


5,946,006


6,052,570

Average fully diluted common shares


6,556,943


6,913,869


6,971,752

 


SERVISFIRST BANCSHARES, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)














March 31, 2013


March 31, 2012


December 31, 2012

ASSETS







Cash and due from banks


$              45,758


$             138,111


$             177,450

Investment securities


262,103


311,908


259,848

Restricted equity securities


3,738


4,288


3,941

Federal funds sold and other investments


1,545


90,892


3,291

Mortgage loans held for sale


15,804


12,611


25,826










Loans



2,462,154


1,918,636


2,363,182

Reserve for loan losses


(27,679)


(23,662)


(26,258)

Net loans


2,434,475


1,894,974


2,336,924

Foreclosed real estate


8,076


11,637


9,685

Bank owned life insurance contracts


57,485


40,780


57,014

Other assets


32,774


26,283


32,335

Total assets


$         2,861,758


$          2,531,484


$          2,906,314










LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY







Liabilities:







Noninterest-bearing


$            507,647


$             432,418


$             545,174

Interest-bearing


1,915,887


1,756,958


1,966,398

Total deposits


2,423,534


2,189,376


2,511,572

Federal funds purchased


153,930


93,385


117,065

Borrowings


19,916


35,472


34,967

Interest payable


1,154


1,016


942

Other liabilities


5,677


6,851


8,511

Total liabilities


2,604,211


2,326,100


2,673,057










Stockholders' equity


257,547


205,384


233,257

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$         2,861,758


$          2,531,484


$          2,906,314

 

SERVISFIRST BANCSHARES, INC.

Key Ratios














Three Months Ended





March 31,

December 31,





2013


2012


2012

Return on average assets


1.30%


1.33%


1.18%

Return on average common equity


15.12%


16.31%


14.67%

Net interest margin (fully taxable-equivalent)


3.92%


3.76%


3.75%

Efficiency ratio


37.47%


37.62%


46.05%























March 31,

December 31,





2013


2012


2012

Book value per common share


$31.54


$27.73


$30.84

Tangible book value per common share


$31.54


$27.73


$30.84

% of reserve for loan losses to total loans


1.12%


1.23%


1.11%

Nonperforming assets to total loans plus foreclosed

   real estate








1.31%


1.40%


0.85%

Nonperforming assets to total assets


1.13%


1.07%


0.69%














 

SOURCE ServisFirst Bancshares, Inc.



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