YORK, Pa., July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Traditions Bancorp, Inc. (OTC Pink: TRBK) reported net income of $2.0 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021, compared to $2.1 million for the second quarter of 2020. This represents a $152 thousand, or 7%, decrease from the second quarter of 2020. Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2021 was $4.3 million, an increase of $995 thousand, or 30%, over the first six months of last year. On a per share basis, the bank reported 62 cents per share (diluted) for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021 compared to 67 cents per share for the second quarter of 2020. For the six months ended June 30, 2021, earnings per share were $1.36 versus $1.05 for the first six months of 2020. The book value per common share was $21.70 on June 30, 2021 versus $19.08 for the second quarter of 2020.
"We are pleased to report another quarter of satisfactory results and continue to build off of a solid start to the year," stated Eugene J. Draganosky, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Pre-tax/pre-provision income for the quarter was $1.9 million versus $2.5 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020. We continue to work toward our budgeted targets for 2021, facing headwinds from slower than expected demand for business loans, a shrinking supply of housing in our local market, and less refinancing activity due to higher interest rates. Despite these challenges, we remain optimistic about the future due to the state of Pennsylvania reopening and lifting its universal masking order on June 28."
Quarterly Highlights – Second Quarter 2021 versus Second Quarter 2020
Gains on the sale of mortgages remained strong at $2.9 million for 2Q21 versus $3.0 million for 2Q20.
Residential mortgage loans sold in 2Q21 were $109.2 million compared to $88.7 million for 2Q20.
The mortgage pipeline decreased to $65.9 million compared to $73.4 million on June 30, 2020.
Loans grew by $15.7 million, or 3%, over 2Q20. Loan growth was muted as a result of first-round PPP loan forgiveness. Without the impact of PPP loans, loans grew by $36.8 million, or 9%.
As of June 30, 2021, PPP loan balances outstanding were $30.7 million. The balance included the forgiveness of 79% of first round loans and $19.2 million of remaining balances for the second round.
Deposits increased $86.2 million, or 16%.
Net interest margin contracted to 3.22% in 2Q21 compared to 3.42% in 2Q20, driven by excess on-balance sheet liquidity and the Federal Reserve's interest rate cuts in early 2020, which were partially offset by a reduction in the cost of funds from 0.87% to 0.33% over the same period.
Excess cash has been deployed to purchase additional investment securities, with balances growing to $102.7 million in 2Q21 versus $77.2 million in 2Q20.
Significant expenses incurred during the quarter were $308 thousand for the launch of our first branch in the Lancaster (PA) market, $192 thousand for our rebranding campaign under the Traditions Bank name, and $131 thousand for expenses associated with the formation of the Traditions Bancorp, Inc. holding company.
Year to Date Highlights – Six Months Ended June 30, 2021 versus Six Months Ended June 30, 2020
Net interest income increased $996 thousand, or 11%, driven by mortgage gains and PPP fee income recognition.
Net fees realized from PPP loans totaled $607 thousand, with nearly $1.1 million to be recognized in the future. PPP fees recognized year to date for 2020 were $300 thousand.
Provision for loan losses decreased $1.5 million, or 94%, which is consistent with the broader industry trend for lower than anticipated provisioning in 2021 to date.
Gains on the sale of mortgages increased $1.8 million, or 40%.
Pre-tax/pre-provision income for the six months ended June 30, 2021, was $6.5 million versus $4.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2020, an increase of $2.4 million, or 59%.
Significant expenses incurred through the six months ended June 30, 2021, included $461 thousand for the launch of the Lancaster (PA) branch, $590 thousand for the rebranding campaign, and $131 thousand for the formation of the holding company.
Credit Quality and Capital Insights:
As of June 30, 2021, the bank's credit exposure to industries most impacted by the pandemic (i.e., restaurants/bars, entertainment venues, lodging) was $32.7 million, or 6.7%, of the total loan portfolio versus $34.2 million, or 7.1%, of the total loan portfolio as of March 31, 2021.
At the end of 2Q21, loans modified for temporary payment relief, excluding nonaccrual loans, totaled $2.6 million, or 0.5%, of the total loan portfolio versus $3.9 million, or 0.8%, of the total loan portfolio in the linked quarter.
Nonaccrual loans increased slightly to $3.6 million in the current quarter from $3.5 million in the linked quarter. This included $2.4 million in temporary payment relief loans, which remained unchanged from the linked quarter.
Nonperforming assets to total assets contracted to 0.50% from 0.53% in the linked quarter.
The loan loss reserve ratio in 2Q2021 decreased to 1.56% from 1.62% in the linked quarter, excluding the PPP portfolio.
The bank remains well capitalized.
In May, the bank unveiled a formal Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion policy. An official ribbon cutting was held for the Oregon Pike, Lancaster branch on June 3, 2021. The bank's legal name change from York Traditions Bank to Traditions Bank became effective on June 17, 2021.
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (unaudited): (Dollars in thousands, except per share data)
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Loans, net of unearned income
Allowance for loan loss
Book value per common share
Non-performing assets/total assets
Tier 1 capital/average assets
Tier 1 capital/risk-weighted assets
Total capital/risk-weighted assets
Three months ended June 30,
Six months ended June 30,
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Net interest income
Provision for loan losses
Investment securities gains(losses)
Gains on sale of mortgages
Income before income taxes
Earnings per common share (basic)
Earnings per common share (diluted)
Return on average assets
Return on average equity
Net interest margin
Net charge-offs(recoveries)/average loans
Average common shares
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