United Community Bancorp Reports First Quarter Results

03 Nov, 2015, 18:31 ET from United Community Bancorp

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind., Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- United Community Bancorp (the "Company") (Nasdaq: UCBA), the parent company of United Community Bank (the "Bank"), today reported net income of $699,000 or $0.16 per diluted share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.  Net income increased by 45.9%, and earnings per diluted share increased by 60.0%, as compared to the same quarter in 2014.  Earnings per diluted share has increased primarily due to the Company repurchasing shares during the previously completed stock buyback program as well as the stock buyback program currently in place that was announced on May 18, 2015.    

 

United Community Bancorp

Summarized Statements of Income

(In thousands, except per share data)

For the quarter ended

9/30/2015

9/30/2014

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Interest income

$3,958

$3,761

Interest expense

601

677

  Net interest income

3,357

3,084

Provision for loan losses

44

9

  Net interest income after provision for

3,313

3,075

loan losses

Total noninterest income

1,067

884

Total noninterest expense

3,625

3,406

  Income before income taxes

755

553

Income tax provision

56

74

  Net income

$  699

$  479

Basic earnings per share

$0.16

$0.10

Diluted earnings per share

$0.16

$0.10

Weighted average shares outstanding:

Basic

4,368,527

4,583,593

Diluted

4,406,759

4,583,593

Summarized Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(In thousands, as of)

9/30/2015

6/30/2015

3/31/2015

12/31/2014

9/30/2014

ASSETS

Cash and Cash Equivalents

$      21,997

$ 18,522

$ 23,558

$    21,016

$    39,375

Investment Securities

196,399

210,664

205,977

198,231

195,975

Loans Receivable, net

263,540

253,828

253,885

249,611

245,961

Other Assets

37,958

38,171

39,058

40,080

41,532

Total Assets

$    519,894

$ 521,185

$ 522,478

$  508,938

$  522,843

LIABILITIES

Municipal Deposits

$    102,348

$ 103,222

$ 100,628

$  98,082

$ 110,646

Other Deposits

328,848

329,315

331,054

322,470

323,877

FHLB Advances

13,000

13,000

13,000

15,000

15,000

Other Liabilities

4,325

4,211

5,965

2,598

3,029

Total Liabilities

448,521

449,748

450,647

438,150

452,552

Commitments and contingencies

-

-

-

-

-

Total Stockholders' Equity

71,373

71,437

71,831

70,788

70,291

Total Liabilities & Stockholders' Equity

$    519,894

$ 521,185

$ 522,478

$  508,938

$  522,843

Outstanding Shares

4,530,482

4,610,839

4,634,608

4,634,608

4,702,219

Tangible Book Value per share

15.11

14.85

14.86

14.62

14.30

Summarized Consolidated Statements of Income

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

9/30/2015

6/30/2015

3/31/2015

12/31/2014

9/30/2014

(for the three months ended, in thousands, except per share data)

Interest Income

$        3,958

$        3,882

$        3,782

$        3,807

$        3,761

Interest Expense

601

558

557

583

677

Net Interest Income

3,357

3,324

3,225

3,224

3,084

Provision for (Recovery of) Loan Losses

44

(104)

(289)

36

9

Net Interest Income after Provision

    for (Recovery of) Loan Losses

3,313

3,428

3,514

3,188

3,075

Total Noninterest Income

1,067

856

683

973

884

Total Noninterest Expense

3,625

3,467

3,355

3,412

3,406

Income before Tax Provision

755

817

842

749

553

Income Tax Provision

56

122

148

81

74

Net Income

$           699

$           695

$           694

$          668

$           479

Basic Earnings per Share

$          0.16

$          0.16

$          0.16

$         0.15

$          0.10

Diluted Earnings per Share

$          0.16

$          0.16

$          0.16

$         0.15

$          0.10

Weighted Average Shares Outstanding:

Basic

4,368,527

4,420,506

4,428,861

4,421,455

4,583,593

Diluted

4,406,759

4,439,931

4,428,861

4,421,455

4,583,593

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

For the three months ended

9/30/2015

6/30/2015

3/31/2015

12/31/2014

9/30/2014

Performance Ratios:

Return on average assets (1)

0.54%

0.53%

0.54%

0.52%

0.36%

Return on average equity (1)

3.91%

3.86%

3.88%

3.78%

2.68%

Interest rate spread  (2)

2.78%

2.72%

2.70%

2.69%

2.51%

Net interest margin  (3)

2.81%

2.76%

2.73%

2.72%

2.55%

Noninterest expense to average assets (1)

2.79%

2.66%

2.62%

2.65%

2.59%

Efficiency ratio  (4)

82.00%

82.94%

85.76%

81.30%

85.84%

Average interest-earning assets to

     average interest-bearing liabilities

107.49%

108.15%

106.79%

107.41%

107.34%

Average equity to average assets

13.76%

13.78%

13.96%

13.74%

13.63%

Bank Capital Ratios:

Tangible capital

11.68%

11.47%

12.22%

12.27%

12.14%

Core capital

11.68%

11.47%

12.22%

12.27%

12.14%

Total risk-based capital

23.36%

23.80%

24.85%

25.99%

26.50%

Asset Quality Ratios:

Nonperforming loans as a percent

   of total loans

2.23%

2.50%

2.86%

2.97%

3.34%

Nonperforming assets as a percent

   of total assets

1.21%

1.30%

1.48%

1.63%

1.75%

Allowance for loan losses as a percent

   of total loans

1.91%

1.98%

1.97%

1.99%

2.20%

Allowance for loan losses as a percent

   of nonperforming loans

85.56%

78.95%

68.66%

67.12%

65.92%

Net charge-offs (recoveries) to average

   outstanding loans during the period (1)

0.03%

(0.22)%

(0.20)%

0.68%

(0.16)%

(1)     Quarterly income and expense amounts used in calculating the ratio have been annualized.

(2)     Represents the difference between the weighted average yield on average interest-earning assets and the weighted average

cost of average interest-bearing liabilities.

(3)     Represents net interest income as a percent of average interest-earning assets.

(4)     Represents total noninterest expense divided by the sum of net interest income and total other income.

 

For the three months ended September 30, 2015:

Net income totaled $699,000 for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, which represents an increase of $220,000, or 45.93% when compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2014.

Net interest income totaled $3.4 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 which represents an increase of $273,000, or 8.85% when compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2014.  This represents strong growth in the Company's core business.  Interest income increased by $197,000 due to a $14.1 million increase in the average balance of loans as well as an increase in the average rate earned on investments from 1.74% in the prior year quarter to 2.10% in the current year quarter.  These increases to interest income were partially offset by a decrease in the average rate earned on loans from 4.66% to 4.46% as well as a $2.3 million decrease in the average balance of investments.  The increase in loan balances is primarily the result of growth strategies in mortgage and commercial lending including the hiring of several commercial lenders in the last year.  The increase in investment yield is primarily the result of divesting lower yielding mortgage-backed securities and increasing the allocation to higher yielding municipal bonds.  In addition, interest expense decreased by $76,000 primarily due to a decrease in the average rate of deposits from 0.56% in the prior year quarter to 0.50% in the current year quarter. 

Asset quality continued to improve.  Nonperforming assets as a percentage of total assets decreased from 1.30% at June 30, 2015 to 1.21% at September 30, 2015, and nonperforming loans as a percentage of total loans decreased from 2.50% at June 30, 2015 to 2.23% at September 30, 2015.  The Company continues to review all avenues to decrease nonperforming assets.  The provision for loan losses was $44,000 for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 compared to $9,000 for the quarter ended September 30, 2014. 

Noninterest income totaled $1.1 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, which represents an increase of $183,000, or 20.7% when compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2014.   The increase was primarily due to a $72,000 increase in service charge income on deposit accounts, an increase of $63,000 in gain on the sale of mortgage loans, and a $52,000 increase in income from Bank Owned Life Insurance.  These increases were partially offset by a $24,000 decrease in the write-down of the fair value of mortgage servicing rights and a gain on sale of other real estate owned of $19,000 in the previous year with no corresponding sales in the current year.  The increase in income on Bank Owned Life Insurance was due to the death benefit payment for a former director.

Noninterest expense totaled $3.6 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, which represents an increase of $219,000, or 6.4% when compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2014.  The increase was primarily due to an increase in compensation expense of $344,000.  This increase was partially offset by a $77,000 decrease in premises and occupancy expense, a $17,000 decrease in deposit insurance premium, a $20,000 decrease in data processing expense and a $27,000 decrease in professional fees. The increase in compensation and employee expense is due to a variety of factors including the addition of two new directors, salary increases provided to employees in the normal course of business, and an increase in the number of commercial lenders in the last year.  The commercial lending department has been expanded to enable the Bank to execute its controlled growth strategy to prudently increase commercial and real estate lending.

Total assets were $519.9 million at September 30, 2015, compared to $521.2 million at June 30, 2015.  A $14.3 million decrease in investment securities was partially offset by a $3.5 million increase in cash and cash equivalents and a $9.7 million increase in loans. The investment balances decreased partially due to normal amortization and maturities during the period.  There was also a sale during the quarter ended September 30, 2015 which generated cash proceeds of $8.6 million.  The proceeds from the sale were used to fund new loans, which is expected to enhance the Bank's net interest margin as well as increase interest income in the future.

Total liabilities decreased $1.2 million from $449.7 million at June 30, 2015 to $448.5 million at September 30, 2015 primarily due to a $1.3 million decrease in deposits during the current year quarter.

Stockholders' equity totaled $71.4 million as of September 30, 2015, which represents a decrease of $64,000 when compared to June 30, 2015.  Net income of $699,000 for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, amortization of ESOP shares totaling $112,000 for the same period, and a decrease in the unrealized loss on available-for-sale securities of $463,000 were offset by stock repurchases totaling $1.1 million and dividends paid totaling $275,000.  There were 4,530,482 and 4,702,219 outstanding shares of common stock at September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively. For all periods presented, the Bank was considered "well-capitalized" under applicable regulatory requirements.

United Community Bancorp is the parent company of United Community Bank, headquartered in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.  The Bank currently operates eight offices in Dearborn and Ripley Counties, Indiana.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements, which can be identified by the use of words such as "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates" or similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements and all other statements that are not historic facts are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors. These factors include, but are not limited to, general economic conditions, changes in the interest rate environment, legislative or regulatory changes that may adversely affect our business, changes in accounting policies and practices, changes in competition and demand for financial services, adverse changes in the securities markets, changes in deposit flows and changes in the quality or composition of the Company's loan or investment portfolios. Additionally, other risks and uncertainties may be described in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2015 filed with the SEC on September 28, 2015 which is available through the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Should one or more of these risks materialize, actual results may vary from those anticipated, estimated or projected. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release.  Except as may be required by applicable law or regulation, the Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

SOURCE United Community Bancorp



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