YORK, Pa., July 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- York Traditions Bank (OTC Pink: YRKB) reported net income available to common shareholders of $787,000, or 36 cents per share, for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016, compared to $497,000, or 23 cents per share, for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015. This represents a $290,000, or 58%, increase over the second quarter of 2015. Net income available to common shareholders for the six months ended June 30, 2016 was $1,462,000, or 67 cents per share. This represents an increase of $444,000, or 44%, over the first six months of last year. Book value per common share stood at $14.18 at June 30, 2016.
"We are pleased to report another solid quarter of earnings growth," stated Michael E. Kochenour, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "The commercial and consumer loan growth achieved in the fourth quarter of 2015 has continued for the first half of 2016 allowing us to increase year-to-date net interest income by $562,000, or 11%. Our Mortgage Division had another outstanding quarter. Gains on the sale of mortgages total $2,206,000 for the first half of 2016, an increase of $547,000, or 33%, over the same period last year. Other income increased $163,000 over the first half of 2016 and included an $89,000 net gain on the sale of other real estate. Loans grew $10.1 million, or 4%, since year-end and $23.7 million in the past year. Deposits increased $1.7 million during the first six months of 2016 and $28.4 million in the past twelve months. Net charge-offs compare favorably to the first half of 2015. We remain well capitalized with excellent loan quality. The Bank's brand, reputation, and value proposition have never been more compelling. They have collectively enabled us to capitalize on the bank merger-related market disruptions to become the true relationship bank of choice. We look forward to the remainder of 2016 and beyond."