Frederick County Bancorp, Inc. Reports Results for the Fourth Quarter 2009

Jan 27, 2010, 08:15 ET from Frederick County Bancorp, Inc.

FREDERICK, Md., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Frederick County Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: FCBI), the parent company for Frederick County Bank, announced today that, for the quarter ended December 31, 2009, the Company recorded net income of $505,000, and diluted earnings per share of $0.34, as compared to net income of $154,000, and diluted earnings per share of $0.10 recorded for the fourth quarter of 2008.  Earnings for the fourth quarter of 2009 were impacted by a provision for loan losses of $300,000 and securities gains in the amount of $118,000, while earnings for the fourth quarter of 2008 reflected a provision for loan losses of $475,000.  

The Company earned $1.05 million, with diluted earnings per share of $0.71 for the full year of 2009 as compared to $1.04 million in earnings and diluted earnings per share of $0.69 for the same period in 2008.  Full year 2009 earnings included a provision for loan losses of $1.18 million and securities gains in the amount of $235,000, as compared to earnings for 2008, which included a provision for loan losses of $935,000. The increased provision for loan losses for the twelve month period reflects management's recognition that the continued economic weakness during 2009 would necessitate a higher level of reserves.  The Company has seen a slight decrease in its ratio of nonperforming assets to total assets, 0.56% at December 31, 2009 as compared to 0.61% at December 31, 2008, and a modest increase in its ratio of net charge-offs to average loans which is 0.56% for 2009.

The Company also reported that, as of December 31, 2009, assets stood at $258.6 million, with deposits of $219.3 million and gross loans of $214.9 million, representing increases of 1.6%, 1.1% and 1.5% respectively, compared to the full year of 2008.  The Company's relatively flat asset, deposit and loan growth reflects management's determination to limit balance sheet growth, thereby strengthening its capital and liquidity positions during this period of continued economic weakness.  

President and CEO Martin S. Lapera said, "Frederick County Bank is currently well capitalized.  In fact, our capital ratios significantly exceed the regulatory requirements for well capitalized banks, with our ratios of 13.06% and 11.81% for Total Risk-Based Capital and Tier 1 Capital, respectively, compared to the regulatory minimums of 10.00% and 6.00%.  Our liquidity position remains strong, with $10.7 million in federal funds sold and other overnight investments, which equates to 4.1% of assets."  

Frederick County Bank commenced operations in 2001 and has posted positive quarterly earnings continuously since 2002, its second year in operation.  The Bank is headquartered in Frederick, Maryland, and conducts full service commercial banking services through four offices, three of which are in the City of Frederick and one office located in Walkersville, Maryland.  Frederick County Bank maintains a solid Four Star Rating from Bankrate.com as of September 30, 2009 and the top Five Star Rating from Bauer Financial, Inc., as of September 30, 2009.

Dec. 31,

Dec. 31,

2009

2008

(dollars in thousands)

(unaudited)

(audited)

Total assets

$  258,559

$  254,562

Cash and due from banks

1,447

808

Federal funds sold and other overnight investments

10,667

15,247

Investment securities - available for sale

24,077

20,040

Restricted stock

1,566

1,599

Loans, net

211,816

208,720

Deposits

219,312

216,883

Short-term borrowings

500

-

Long-term borrowings

10,000

10,000

Junior subordinated debentures

6,186

6,186

Shareholders' equity

21,750

20,612

SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA

Three Months Ended

Year Ended

December 31,

December 31,

2009

2008

2009

2008

(dollars in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

(audited)

(unaudited)

(audited)

SUMMARY OF OPERATING RESULTS:

Interest income

$       3,561   

$       3,725   

$    14,001   

$    15,480   

Interest expense

1,121   

1,633   

5,274   

7,116   

Net interest income

2,440   

2,092   

8,727   

8,364   

Provision for loan losses

300   

475   

1,175   

935   

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

2,140   

1,617   

7,552   

7,429   

Securities gains

118   

-   

235   

26   

Gain (loss) on sale of foreclosed properties

-   

-   

(37)  

15   

Noninterest income (excluding gains (losses))

155   

143   

577   

535   

Noninterest expense

1,638   

1,546   

6,791   

6,526   

Income before provision for income taxes

775   

214   

1,536   

1,479   

Provision for income taxes

270   

60   

488   

441   

Net income

505   

154   

1,048   

1,038   

PER COMMON SHARE DATA:

Basic earnings per share

$         0.35   

$         0.11   

$         0.72   

$         0.71   

Diluted earnings per share

$         0.34   

$         0.10   

$         0.71   

$         0.69   

Basic weighted average number of shares outstanding

1,461,802   

1,460,802   

1,461,802   

1,460,670   

Diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding

1,472,463   

1,491,816   

1,475,791   

1,503,372   

Common shares outstanding

1,461,802   

1,460,802   

1,461,802   

1,460,802   

Book value per share

$       14.88   

$       14.11   

$       14.88   

$       14.11   

SELECTED UNAUDITED FINANCIAL RATIOS:

Return on average assets

0.76%

0.24%

0.40%

0.40%

Return on average equity

9.24%

2.99%

4.92%

5.12%

Allowance for loan losses to total loans

1.45%

1.47%

1.45%

1.47%

Nonperforming assets to total assets

0.56%

0.61%

0.56%

0.61%

Ratio of net charge-offs to average loans

0.18%

0.30%

0.56%

0.21%

Average equity to average assets

8.26%

7.96%

8.19%

7.83%

Tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets

11.81%

11.59%

11.81%

11.59%

Total capital to risk-weighted assets

13.06%

12.84%

13.06%

12.84%

Weighted average yield/rate on:

Loans

6.26%

6.43%

6.26%

6.64%

Interest-earning assets

5.56%

5.92%

5.59%

6.28%

Interest-bearing liabilities

2.19%

3.21%

2.61%

3.50%

Net interest spread

3.37%

2.71%

2.97%

2.78%

Net interest margin

3.84%

3.35%

3.51%

3.44%

The statements in this press release that are not historical facts constitute "forward-looking statements" as defined by Federal Securities laws.  Forward-looking statements can generally be identified by the use of forward- looking terminology such as "believes," "expects," "intends," "may," "will," "should," "anticipates" or similar terminology.  Such statements, specifically regarding the Company's intentions regarding growth and market expansion, are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, changes in interest rates, deposit flows, loan demand and real estate values, as well as changes in economic, competitive, governmental, regulatory, technological and other factors which may affect the Company specifically, its existing and target market areas or the banking industry generally.  Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made.  The Company will not update forward-looking statements to reflect factual assumptions, circumstances or events that have changed after a forward-looking statement was made.  For further information, please refer to the Company's reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

SOURCE Frederick County Bancorp, Inc.



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