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Malvern Bancorp, Inc. Reports Third Fiscal Quarter Earnings; Momentum Carries Malvern to net profit of $2.1 million, or $0.32 per Share

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PAOLI, Pa., July 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLVF) (the "Company"), parent company of Malvern Federal Savings Bank ("Malvern" or the "Bank"), today reported operating results for the third fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2017.  Net income amounted to $2.1 million, or $0.32 per fully diluted common share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2017, an increase of $490,000, or 30.8 percent, as compared with net income of $1.6 million or $0.25 per fully diluted common share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2016.  Earnings per share for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 were favorably impacted by the tax position of the Company prior to the full recognition of the Bank's deferred tax asset.  On a fully taxable basis, net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 would have been $1.3 million, and earnings per share for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 would have been $0.20.

For the nine months ended June 30, 2017, net income amounted to $4.7 million, or $0.72 per fully diluted common share, compared with net income of $4.2 million, or $0.66 per fully diluted common share, for the nine months ended June 30, 2016. For the nine months ended June 30, 2016, earnings per share were favorably impacted by the tax position of the Company prior to the full recognition of the Bank's deferred tax asset.  On a fully taxable basis, net income for the nine months ended June 30, 2016 would have been $3.4 million, and earnings per share for the nine months ended June 30, 2016 would have been $0.52.

"Our results this quarter were strong, reflecting our intense client focus and solid performance across our businesses. We are pleased to report third quarter net income of $2.1 million, which increased 30.8 percent from a year ago," commented Anthony C. Weagley, President and Chief Executive Officer. "The quarter benefited from continued top line revenue growth, restraint of operating overhead and an improvement in the net interest margin compared to the same period in fiscal 2016."

"Loan balances increased in all areas of loans: residential mortgage as well as commercial and industrial lending, and commercial real estate, reflecting our diversified business mix. We remain successful gathering deposits across the franchise as evidenced by the growth in deposits of $157.6 million compared to September 30, 2016."

Joe Gangemi, Chief Financial Officer of Malvern Bancorp, Inc. added, "Malvern continues to grow its capital position with strong growth in core earnings, and has produced yet another quarter of increased earnings and solid financial performance".

Highlights for the quarter include:

  • Return on average assets ("ROAA") was 0.85 percent for the three months ended June 30, 2017, compared to 0.81 percent for the three months ended June 30, 2016, and return on average equity ("ROAE") was 8.41 percent for the three months ended June 30, 2017, compared with 7.41 percent for the three months ended June 30, 2016.  Adjusting the 2016 quarter for the tax position of the Company, the resultant ROAA and ROAE would have been 1.06 percent and 10.39 percent, respectively. 

  • The Company originated $92.1 million in new loans in the third quarter of fiscal 2017, which was offset in part by $43.7 million in participations, payoffs, prepayments and maturities from its portfolio, resulting in net portfolio growth of $48.4 million over the second quarter of fiscal 2017; new loan originations consisted of $6.9 million in residential mortgage loans, $61.6 million in commercial loans, $22.2 million in construction and development loans and $1.4 million in consumer loans. 

  • Non-performing assets ("NPAs") were 0.19 percent of total assets at June 30, 2017, compared to 0.22 percent at June 30, 2016 and 0.28 percent at September 30, 2016. The allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total non-performing loans was 421.8 percent at June 30, 2017, compared to 515.2 percent at June 30, 2016 and 234.9 percent at September 30, 2016. 

  • The Company's ratio of shareholders' equity to total assets was 9.86 percent at June 30, 2017, compared to 10.88 percent at June 30, 2016, and 11.52 percent at September 30, 2016.

  • Book value per common share amounted to $15.16 at June 30, 2017, compared to $13.21 at June 30, 2016 and $14.42 at September 30, 2016.

  • The efficiency ratio, a non-GAAP measure, was 57.0 percent for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 on an annualized basis, compared to 64.0 percent in the third quarter of fiscal 2016 and 67.7 percent in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016.

  • The Company's balance sheet reflected total asset growth of $189.6 million at June 30, 2017, compared to September 30, 2016, coupled with stable asset quality, and capital levels that exceeded regulatory standards for a well-capitalized institution. 
           
Selected Financial Ratios  (unaudited; annualized where applicable)          
           
As of or for the quarter ended: 6/30/17 3/31/17 12/31/16 9/30/16 6/30/16
Return on average assets   0.85 %   0.62 %   0.56 %   3.90 %   0.81 %
Return on average equity   8.41 %   5.81 %   4.92 %   35.10 %   7.41 %
Net interest margin (tax equivalent basis) (1)   2.72 %   2.75 %   2.64 %   2.65 %   2.56 %
Loans / deposits ratio   106.30 %   107.80 %   102.29 %   96.07 %   96.39 %
Shareholders' equity / total assets   9.86 %   10.13 %   10.89 %   11.52 %   10.88 %
Efficiency ratio (1)   57.0 %   57.4 %   61.6 %   67.7 %   64.0 %
Book value per common share $ 15.16   $ 14.83   $ 14.59   $ 14.42   $ 13.21  

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(1) Information reconciling non-GAAP measures to GAAP measures is presented elsewhere in this press release.

Net Interest Income

For the three months ended June 30, 2017, total interest income on a fully tax-equivalent basis increased $2.4 million, or 36.5 percent, to $9.0 million, compared to the three months ended June 30, 2016. Interest income rose in the quarter ended June 30, 2017, compared to the comparable period in fiscal 2016, primarily due to a $249.2 million increase in the average balance of our loans.   Total interest expense increased by $824,000, or 47.1 percent, to $2.6 million, for the three months ended June 30, 2017, compared to the same period in fiscal 2016 due to the increase of $166.9 million in funding sources on average. 

Net interest income on a fully tax-equivalent basis was $6.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2017, increasing $1.6 million, or 32.7 percent, from $4.8 million for the comparable three month period in fiscal 2016. The change for the three months ended June 30, 2017 primarily was the result of an increase in the average balance of interest earning assets, which increased $186.9 million.  The net interest spread on an annualized tax-equivalent basis was at 2.56 percent and 2.42 percent for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.  For the quarter ended June 30, 2017, the Company's net interest margin on a tax-equivalent basis increased to 2.72 percent as compared to 2.56 percent for the same three month period in fiscal 2016.

The 47.1 percent increase in interest expense for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 as compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2016 was primarily due to an increase in deposits, as well as the interest expense associated with the Company's subordinated debt.  The average cost of funds was 1.25 percent for the quarter ended June 30, 2017 compared to 1.06 percent for the same three month period in fiscal 2016 and, on a linked sequential quarter basis, increased 12 basis points compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2017.  The increase in cost was primarily related to the increase in average volume, coupled with the increased expense related to the issuance of subordinated debt.

For the nine months ended June 30, 2017, total interest income on a fully tax equivalent basis increased $5.8 million, or 30.9 percent, to $24.4 million, compared to $18.6 million for the nine months ended June 30, 2016. Total interest expense increased by $1.7 million, or 34.2 percent, to $6.6 million, for the nine months ended June 30, 2017, compared to the comparable period in fiscal 2016.  Interest income rose for the nine months ended June 30, 2017, compared to the comparable period in fiscal 2016 primarily due to a $221.1 million increase in average loan balances. Compared to the same period in fiscal 2016, for the nine months ended June 30, 2017, average interest earning assets increased $185.9 million, the net interest spread decreased on an annualized tax-equivalent basis by three basis points and the net interest margin increased on an annualized tax-equivalent basis by six basis points. 

Earnings Summary for the Period Ended June 30, 2017

The following table presents condensed consolidated statements of income data for the periods indicated.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (unaudited)
(dollars in thousands, except per share data) 
For the quarter ended: 6/30/17 3/31/17 12/31/16   9/30/16   6/30/16
Net interest income $ 6,399 $ 5,991 $ 5,239 $ 5,021   $ 4,780
Provision for loan losses   645   997   660   100     472
Net interest income after  provision for loan losses   5,754   4,994   4,579   4,921     4,308
Other income   814   542   453   615     659
Other expense   3,986   3,778   3,570   3,759     3,378
Income before income tax expense (benefit)   2,582   1,758   1,462   1,777     1,589
Income tax expense (benefit)   503   349   292   (5,966 )   -
Net income $ 2,079 $ 1,409 $ 1,170 $ 7,743   $ 1,589
Earnings per common share:          
Basic $ 0.32 $ 0.22 $ 0.18 $ 1.21   $ 0.25
Diluted $ 0.32 $ 0.22 $ 0.18 $ 1.21   $ 0.25
Weighted average common shares outstanding:    
Basic   6,443,515   6,427,309   6,418,583   6,415,049     6,411,766
Diluted   6,445,288   6,427,932   6,419,012   6,415,207     6,411,804
                       

Other Income

Other income increased $155,000, or 23.5 percent, for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 compared with the same period in fiscal 2016.  The increase in other income was primarily as a result of a $145,000 increase in net gains on sales of investment securities, coupled with an increase of $11,000 in net gain on sale of loans and an increase of $6,000 in service charges and other fees.    The increase was offset in part by a decrease in rental income of $4,000 and a decrease of $3,000 in earnings on bank-owned insurance.  Excluding net securities gains and losses, a non-GAAP measure, the Company would have recorded other income of $440,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2017 compared to $430,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2016, an increase of $10,000, or 2.3 percent. 

For the nine months ended June 30, 2017, total other income increased $91,000 compared to the same period in fiscal 2016, primarily as a result of a $65,000 increase in service charges and other fees, a $6,000 increase in rental income, a $11,000 increase in net gains on sale of investment securities and a $16,000 increase in net gains on sale of loans. The increase was partially offset by a $7,000 decrease in earnings on bank-owned insurance.  Excluding net securities gains and losses, a non-GAAP measure, the Company recorded other income of $1.4 million for the nine months ended June 30, 2017 compared to $1.3 million for the comparable period in fiscal 2016, an increase of $80,000, or 6.2 percent.

The following table presents the components of other income for the periods indicated.

(in thousands, unaudited)          
For the quarter ended: 6/30/17 3/31/17 12/31/16 9/30/16 6/30/16
Service charges on deposit accounts $ 233 $ 274 $ 223 $ 258 $ 227
Rental income – other   51   55   55   56   55
Net gains on sales of investments, net   374   58     144   229
Gain on disposal of fixed assets, net         1  
Gain on sale of loans, net   31   30   45   26   20
Bank-owned life insurance   125   125   130   130   128
Total other income $ 814 $ 542 $ 453 $ 615 $ 659

Other Expense

Total other expense for the three months ended June 30, 2017, increased $608,000, or 18.0 percent, when compared to the quarter ended June 30, 2016. The increase primarily reflected increases in salaries and employee benefits of $273,000, a $64,000 increase in occupancy expense, a $38,000 increase in the federal deposit insurance premium, a $41,000 increase in advertising expense, a $30,000 increase in data processing expense, a $206,000 increase in professional fees, a $164,000 increase in other real estate expense, net and a $120,000 increase in other operating expense.  The increases in total other expense were attributed to increases in our workforce as well as increased expenses related to the operations of new offices. 

For the nine months ended June 30, 2017, total other expense increased $1.2 million, or 11.5 percent, compared to the same period in fiscal 2016. The increase primarily reflected increases in salaries and employee benefits of $768,000, a $193,000 increase in occupancy expense, an $110,000 increase in advertising expense, a $66,000 increase in data processing expense, a $245,000 increase in professional fees and a $259,000 increase in other operating expense.  These increases were partially offset by decreases of $299,000 in the federal deposit insurance premium and a $171,000 decrease in other real estate expense, net.

The following table presents the components of other expense for the periods indicated.

(in thousands, unaudited)          
  For the quarter ended: 6/30/17 3/31/17 12/31/16 9/30/16 6/30/16
  Salaries and employee benefits $ 1,873 $ 1,804 $ 1,712 $ 1,669 $ 1,600
  Occupancy expense   533   514   494   472   469
  Federal deposit insurance premium   78   91   4   107   40
  Advertising   67   73   51   50   26
  Data processing   308   301   302   283   278
  Professional fees   621   399   401   507   415
  Other operating expenses   506   596   606   671   550
  Total other expense $ 3,986 $ 3,778 $ 3,570 $ 3,759 $ 3,378
                       

Statement of Condition Highlights at June 30, 2017

Highlights as of June 30, 2017 included:

  • Balance sheet strength, with total assets amounting to $1.0 billion at June 30, 2017, increasing $189.6 million, or 23.1 percent, compared to September 30, 2016.

  • The Company's gross loans were $807.6 million at June 30, 2017, increasing $229.2 million, or 39.6 percent, from September 30, 2016. 

  • Total investments were $52.8 million at June 30, 2017, a decrease of $54.1 million, or 50.6 percent, compared to September 30, 2016.

  • Deposits totaled $759.7 million at June 30, 2017, an increase of $157.6 million, or 26.2 percent, compared to September 30, 2016. 

  • Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) advances totaled $118.0 million at June 30, 2017 and at September 30, 2016.

  • Subordinated debt totaled $24.3 million at June 30, 2017 and zero at September 30, 2016.  On February 7, 2017 the Company completed a private placement of $25.0 million in aggregate principal amount of fixed-to-floating rate subordinated notes (the "Notes") to certain institutional investors. The Notes are non-callable for five years, have a stated maturity of February 15, 2027, and bear interest at a fixed rate of 6.125% per year, from and including February 7, 2017 to, but excluding February 15, 2022.


Condensed Consolidated Statements of Condition

The following table presents condensed consolidated statements of condition data as of the dates indicated.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Condition (unaudited)
           
(in thousands)          
At quarter ended: 6/30/17 3/31/17 12/31/16 9/30/16 6/30/16
Cash and due from depository institutions $ 1,622 $ 1,716 $ 1,598 $ 1,297 $ 1,331
Interest bearing deposits in depository institutions   111,805   64,036   61,683   95,465   77,052
Investment securities, available for sale, at fair value   16,811   61,672   65,108   66,387   80,555
Investment securities held to maturity   36,027   37,060   38,160   40,551   45,834
Restricted stock, at cost   5,458   5,397   5,416   5,424   5,548
Loans held for sale           304
Loans receivable, net of allowance for loan losses   800,337   752,708   668,427   574,160   553,971
Other real estate owned           700
Accrued interest receivable   2,837   3,177   2,899   2,558   2,714
Property and equipment, net   7,182   6,896   6,769   6,637   6,654
Deferred income taxes   7,912   7,881   8,449   8,827   1,598
Bank-owned life insurance   18,798   18,673   18,548   18,418   18,289
Other assets   2,119   2,599   1,945   1,548   1,755
Total assets $ 1,010,908 $ 961,815 $ 879,002 $ 821,272 $ 796,305
Deposits $ 759,679 $ 704,272 $ 658,623 $ 602,046 $ 579,043
FHLB advances   118,000   118,000   118,000   118,000   123,000
Other short-term borrowing     10,000      
Subordinated debt   24,263   25,000      
Other liabilities   9,303   7,079   6,644   6,635   7,612
Shareholders' equity   99,663   97,464   95,735   94,591   86,650
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 1,010,908 $ 961,815 $ 879,002 $ 821,272 $ 796,305
                     

The following table reflects the composition of the Company's deposits as of the dates indicated.

Deposits (unaudited)            
(in thousands)          
At quarter ended: 6/30/17 3/31/17 12/31/16 9/30/16 6/30/16
Demand:          
Non-interest bearing $ 50,097 $ 45,303 $ 35,184 $ 34,547 $ 29,416
Interest-bearing   105,439   102,525   101,759   95,041   100,609
Savings   43,709   43,913   42,699   44,714   46,056
Money market   274,018   251,671   217,260   177,486   147,103
Time   286,416   260,860   261,721   250,258   255,859
Total deposits $ 759,679 $ 704,272 $ 658,623 $ 602,046 $ 579,043
                     

Loans

Total net loans were $800.3 million at June 30, 2017 compared to $574.2 million at September 30, 2016, for a net increase of $226.2 million.  The allowance for loan losses amounted to $7.9 million and $5.4 million at June 30, 2017 and September 30, 2016, respectively.  Average loans during the third quarter of fiscal 2017 totaled $792.1 million as compared to $543.0 million during the third quarter of fiscal 2016, representing a 45.9 percent increase. 

At the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2017, the loan portfolio remained weighted toward two major components: commercial and the core residential portfolio, with commercial real estate accounting for 52.6 percent and single-family residential real estate loans accounting for 23.6 percent of the loan portfolio.  Construction and development loans amounted to 6.8 percent and consumer loans represented 5.3 percent of the loan portfolio at such date.   Total gross loans increased $229.2 million, to $807.6 million at June 30, 2017 compared to $578.4 million at September 30, 2016.  The increase in the loan portfolio at June 30, 2017 compared to September 30, 2016, primarily reflected an increase of $229.5 million in commercial loans and a $26.3 million increase in construction and development loans. These increases were partially offset by a $18.4 million decrease in residential mortgage loans and a $8.2 million reduction in consumer loans at June 30, 2017 as compared to September 30, 2016. 

For the quarter ended June 30, 2017, the Company originated total new loan volume of $92.1 million, which was offset in part by participations, payoffs, prepayments and maturities totaling $43.7 million.  The payoffs were primarily confined to the consumer and residential portfolios.  

The following reflects the composition of the Company's loan portfolio as of the dates indicated.

Loans (unaudited)          
(in thousands)          
At quarter ended:   6/30/17     3/31/17     12/31/16     9/30/16     6/30/16  
Residential mortgage $ 190,788   $ 192,775   $ 205,668   $ 209,186   $ 210,621  
Construction and Development:          
Residential and commercial   36,530     46,721     28,296     18,579     14,050  
Land   18,325     14,322     10,117     10,013     9,904  
Total construction and development   54,855     61,043     38,413     28,592     23,954  
Commercial:          
Commercial real estate   424,732     383,170     307,821     231,439     211,516  
Farmland   1,734                  
Multi-family   21,547     12,838     19,805     19,515     20,102  
Other   71,248     63,551     53,587     38,779     37,091  
Total commercial   519,261     459,559     381,213     289,733     268,709  
Consumer:          
Home equity lines of credit   17,602     19,214     19,729     19,757     21,035  
Second mortgages   23,658     25,103     26,971     29,204     31,752  
Other   1,403     1,512     1,697     1,914     2,088  
Total consumer   42,663     45,829     48,397     50,875     54,875  
Total loans   807,567     759,206     673,691     578,386     558,159  
Deferred loan costs, net   687     683     913     1,208     1,155  
Allowance for loan losses   (7,917 )   (7,181 )   (6,177 )   (5,434 )   (5,343 )
Loans Receivable, net $ 800,337   $ 752,708   $ 668,427   $ 574,160   $ 553,971  
                               

At June 30, 2017 , the Company had $111.6 million in overall undisbursed loan commitments, which consisted primarily of unused commercial lines of credit, home equity lines of credit and available usage from active construction facilities.   Included in the overall undisbursed commitments are the Company's "Approved, Accepted but Unfunded" pipeline, which includes approximately $17.8 million in construction and $21.6 million in commercial real estate loans, $22.7 million in commercial term loans and lines of credit and $1.2 million in residential mortgage loans expected to fund over the next 90 days.

Asset Quality

Non-accrual loans were $1.6 million at June 30, 2017 and at September 30, 2016 and $1.0 million at June 30, 2016.  Other real estate owned ("OREO") was zero at June 30, 2017 and September 30, 2016, and $700,000 at June 30, 2016, respectively.  Total performing troubled debt restructured loans were $1.6 million at June 30, 2017, $2.0 million at September 30, 2016 and $2.0 million at June 30, 2016, respectively.  The decrease in performing troubled debt restructured loans at June 30, 2017 compared to September 30, 2016 was primarily due to two commercial loans, with an aggregate outstanding balance of approximately $1.3 million, being paid off during the first nine months of fiscal 2017.  These decreases were offset by two residential mortgage loans with an aggregate outstanding balance of $653,000 and one second mortgage loan with an outstanding balance of approximately $54,000 being classified as a performing TDRs during the first nine months of fiscal 2017.  

At June 30, 2017, non-performing assets totaled $1.9 million, or 0.19 percent of total assets, as compared with $2.3 million, or 0.28 percent, at September 30, 2016 and $1.7 million, or 0.22 percent, at June 30, 2016.  The portfolio of non-accrual loans at June 30, 2017 was comprised of 11 residential real estate loans with an aggregate outstanding balance of approximately $1.2 million, one commercial real estate loan with an outstanding balance of approximately $184,000 and six consumer loans with an aggregate outstanding balance of approximately $147,000.

The following table presents the components of non-performing assets and other asset quality data for the periods indicated.

 (dollars in thousands, unaudited)          
As of or for the quarter ended:   6/30/17     3/31/17     12/31/16     9/30/16     6/30/16  
Non-accrual loans(1) $ 1,556   $ 1,566   $ 1,833   $ 1,617   $ 1,037  
Loans 90 days or more past due and still accruing   321     122     121     696      
Total non-performing loans   1,877     1,688     1,954     2,313     1,037  
Other real estate owned                   700  
Total non-performing assets $ 1,877   $ 1,688   $ 1,954   $ 2,313   $ 1,737  
Performing troubled debt restructured loans $ 1,603   $ 1,623   $ 1,418   $ 2,039   $ 1,959  
           
Non-performing assets / total assets   0.19 %   0.18 %   0.22 %   0.28 %   0.22 %
Non-performing loans / total loans   0.23 %   0.22 %   0.29 %   0.28 %   0.19 %
Net charge-offs (recoveries) $ (91 ) $ (7 ) $ (83 ) $ 9   $ 66  
Net charge-offs (recoveries) / average loans(2)   (0.05 )%   0.00 %   (0.04 )%   0.01 %   0.05 %
Allowance for loan losses / total loans   0.98 %   0.95 %   0.92 %   0.94 %   0.96 %
Allowance for loan losses / non-performing loans   421.8 %   425.4 %   316.1 %   234.9 %   515.2 %
           
Total assets $ 1,010,908   $ 961,815   $ 879,002   $ 821,272   $ 796,305  
Total gross loans   807,567     759,206     673,691     578,386     558,159  
Average loans   792,139     717,376     612,388     575,784     542,985  
Allowance for loan losses   7,917     7,181     6,177     5,434     5,343  

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(1) 14 loans totaling approximately $1.1 million or 68.6% of the total non-accrual loan balance were making payments at June 30, 2017.
(2) Annualized.

The allowance for loan losses at June 30, 2017 amounted to approximately $7.9 million, or 0.98 percent of total loans, compared to $5.4 million, or 0.94 percent of total loans, at September 30, 2016 and $5.3 million, or 0.96 percent of total loans, at June 30, 2016. The Company had a $645,000 provision for loan losses during the quarter ended June 30, 2017 compared to $472,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, respectively.  For the nine months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, the Company had a $2.3 million and $847,000, respectively, provision for loan losses.  Provision expense was higher during fiscal 2017 due to an increase in loan growth.

Capital

At June 30, 2017, our total shareholders' equity amounted to $99.7 million, or 9.86 percent of total assets, compared to $94.6 million at September 30, 2016.  The Company's book value per common share was $15.16 at June 30, 2017, compared to $14.42 at September 30, 2016.

At June 30, 2017, the Bank's common equity tier 1 ratio was 14.69 percent, tier 1 leverage ratio was 11.91 percent, tier 1 risk-based capital ratio was 14.69 percent and the total risk-based capital ratio was 15.70 percent.  At September 30, 2016, the Bank's common equity tier 1 ratio was 14.24 percent, tier 1 leverage ratio was 10.79 percent, tier 1 risk-based capital ratio was 14.24 percent and the total risk-based capital ratio was 15.16 percent.  At June 30, 2017, the Bank was in compliance with all applicable regulatory capital requirements.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Reported amounts are presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"). The Company's management believes that the supplemental non-GAAP information provided in this press release is utilized by market analysts and others to evaluate a company's financial condition and, therefore, that such information is useful to investors. These disclosures should not be viewed as a substitute for financial results determined in accordance with GAAP, nor are they necessarily comparable to non-GAAP performance measures presented by other companies.

The Company's other income is presented in the table below including and excluding net investment securities gains. The Company's management believes that many investors desire to evaluate other income without regard to such gains.

(in thousands)          
For the quarter ended: 6/30/17 3/31/17 12/31/16 9/30/16 6/30/16
Other income $ 814 $ 542 $ 453 $ 615 $ 659
Less: Net investment securities gains   374   58     144   229
Other income, excluding net investment securities gains $ 440 $ 484 $ 453 $ 471 $ 430
                     

"Efficiency ratio" is a non-GAAP financial measure and is defined as other expense, excluding certain non-core items, as a percentage of net interest income on a tax equivalent basis plus other income, excluding net securities gains, calculated as follows:

(dollars in thousands)          
For the quarter ended:   6/30/17     3/31/17     12/31/16     9/30/16     6/30/16  
Other expense $ 3,986   $ 3,778   $ 3,570   $ 3,759   $ 3,378  
Less: non-core items(1)   72     29     29          
Other expense, excluding non-core items $ 3,914   $ 3,749   $ 3,541   $ 3,759   $ 3,378  
           
Net interest income (tax equivalent basis) $ 6,433   $ 6,043   $ 5,292   $ 5,083   $ 4,847  
Other income, excluding net investment securities gains   440     484     453     471     430  
Total $ 6,873   $ 6,527   $ 5,745   $ 5,554   $ 5,277  
           
Efficiency ratio   57.0 %   57.4 %   61.6 %   67.7 %   64.0 %
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(1) Included in non-core items are costs which include expenses related to the Company's corporate restructuring initiatives, such as professional fees, litigation and settlement costs, severance costs, and external payroll development costs related to such restructuring initiatives. The Company believes these adjustments are necessary to provide the most accurate measure of core operating results as a means to evaluate comparative results.
 

The Company's efficiency ratio, calculated on a GAAP basis without excluding net investment securities gains and without deducting non-core items from other expense, follows:

For the quarter ended: 6/30/17 3/31/17 12/31/16 9/30/16 6/30/16
Efficiency ratio on a GAAP basis 55.3 % 57.8 % 62.7 % 66.7 % 62.1 %
                     

Net interest margin, which is non-interest income as a percentage of average interest-earning assets, is presented on a fully tax equivalent ("TE") basis as we believe this non-GAAP measure is the preferred industry measurement for this item.  The TE basis adjusts GAAP interest income and yields for the tax benefit of income on certain tax-exempt investments using the federal statutory rate of 34% for each period presented.  Below is a reconciliation of GAAP net interest income to the TE basis and the related GAAP basis and TE net interest margins for the periods presented.

(dollars in thousands)          
For the quarter ended:   6/30/17     3/31/17     12/31/16     9/30/16     6/30/16  
Net interest income (GAAP) $ 6,399   $ 5,991   $ 5,239   $ 5,021   $ 4,780  
Tax-equivalent adjustment(1)   34     52     53     62     67  
TE net interest income $ 6,433   $ 6,043   $ 5,292   $ 5,083   $ 4,847  
           
Net interest income margin (GAAP)   2.71 %   2.72 %   2.61 %   2.62 %   2.52 %
Tax-equivalent effect   0.01     0.03     0.03     0.03     0.04  
Net interest margin (TE)   2.72 %   2.75 %   2.64 %   2.65 %   2.56 %
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(1) Reflects tax-equivalent adjustment for tax exempt loans and investments.
 

The following table sets forth the Company's consolidated average statements of condition for the periods presented.

Condensed Consolidated Average Statements of Condition (unaudited)
           
(in thousands)          
For the quarter ended:   6/30/17     3/31/17     12/31/16     9/30/16     6/30/16  
Investment securities $ 82,832   $ 102,090   $ 104,645   $ 115,366   $ 141,292  
Loans   792,139     717,376     612,388     575,784     542,985  
Allowance for loan losses   (7,456 )   (6,489 )   (5,650 )   (5,424 )   (5,132 )
All other assets   110,456     101,804     124,062     107,655     107,044  
Total assets   977,971     914,781   $ 835,445   $ 793,381   $ 786,189  
Non-interest bearing deposits $ 45,173   $ 38,565   $ 33,330   $ 33,242   $ 34,360  
Interest-bearing deposits   682,606     634,214     581,838     543,985     535,457  
FHLB advances   118,000     118,000     118,245     122,319     123,434  
Other short-term borrowings   220     5,389              
Subordinated debt   24,992     14,722              
Other liabilities   8,094     6,908     6,872     5,601     7,172  
Shareholders' equity   98,886     96,983     95,160     88,234     85,766  
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $ 977,971   $ 914,781   $ 835,445   $ 793,381   $ 786,189  
           

About Malvern Bancorp

Malvern Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Malvern Federal Savings Bank. Malvern Federal Savings Bank is a federally-chartered, FDIC-insured savings bank that was originally organized in 1887 and now serves as one of the oldest banks headquartered on the Philadelphia Main Line. For more than a century, Malvern has been committed to helping people build prosperous communities as a trusted financial partner, forging lasting relationships through teamwork, respect and integrity.

The Bank conducts business from its headquarters in Paoli, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia and through its nine other banking locations in Chester, Delaware and Bucks counties, Pennsylvania and Morristown, N.J., its New Jersey regional headquarters.  The Bank also recently announced a new representative office in Palm Beach Florida.  Its primary market niche is providing personalized service to its client base.

The Bank, through its Private Banking division and strategic partnership with Bell Rock Capital in Rehoboth Beach, Del., provides personalized wealth management and advisory services to high net worth individuals and families. Our services include banking, liquidity management, investment services, 401(K) accounts and planning, custody, tailored lending, wealth planning, trust and fiduciary services, family wealth advisory services and philanthropic advisory services. The Bank offers insurance services though   Malvern Insurance Associates, LLC, which provides clients a rich array of financial services, including commercial and personal insurance and commercial and personal lending.

For further information regarding Malvern Bancorp, Inc., please visit our web site at http://ir.malvernfederal.com. For information regarding Malvern Federal Savings Bank, please visit our web site at http://www.malvernfederal.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward looking statements. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They often include words like "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate" and "intend" or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "would," "should," "could" or "may." Certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results include changes in the interest rate environment, changes in general economic conditions, legislative and regulatory changes that adversely affect the business of Malvern Bancorp, Inc., and changes in the securities markets. Except as required by law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect changes in beliefs, expectations or events.                                                                                                                                                      

 
MALVERN BANCORP, INC AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CONDITION
 
(in thousands, except for share and per share data)   June 30,2017    September 30, 2016
(unaudited)            
ASSETS              
Cash and due from depository institutions   $ 1,622     $ 1,297    
Interest bearing deposits in depository institutions     111,805       95,465    
Total cash and cash equivalents     113,427       96,762    
Investment securities available for sale, at fair value     16,811       66,387    
Investment securities held to maturity (fair value of $35,625 and $40,817)     36,027       40,551    
Restricted stock, at cost     5,458       5,424    
Loans receivable, net of allowance for loan losses     800,337       574,160    
Accrued interest receivable     2,837       2,558    
Property and equipment, net     7,182       6,637    
Deferred income taxes, net     7,912       8,827    
Bank-owned life insurance     18,798       18,418    
Other assets     2,119       1,548    
Total assets   $ 1,010,908     $ 821,272    
LIABILITIES              
Deposits:              
Non-interest bearing   $ 50,097     $ 34,547    
Interest-bearing     709,582       567,499    
Total deposits     759,679       602,046    
FHLB advances     118,000       118,000    
Other short-term borrowings              
Subordinated debt     24,263          
Advances from borrowers for taxes and insurance     3,546       1,659    
Accrued interest payable     1,060       427    
Other liabilities     4,697       4,549    
Total liabilities     911,245       726,681    
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY              
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 10,000,000 shares, authorized, none issued              
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, issued and outstanding: 6,572,684 shares at June 30, 2017  and  6,560,403 shares at September 30, 2016     66       66    
Additional paid in capital     60,670       60,461    
Retained earnings     40,414       35,756    
Unearned Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) shares     (1,520 )     (1,629 )  
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)     33       (63 )  
Total shareholders' equity     99,663       94,591    
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $ 1,010,908     $ 821,272    


MALVERN BANCORP, INC AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
 
    Three Months Ended June 30,   Nine Months Ended June 30,
(in thousands, except for share and per share data)     2017     2016     2017     2016
(unaudited)                        
Interest and Dividend Income                        
Loans, including fees   $ 8,246   $ 5,560   $ 21,926   $ 15,226
Investment securities, taxable     422     643     1,364     2,313
Investment securities, tax-exempt     100     192     422     577
Dividends, restricted stock     64     65     192     182
Interest-bearing cash accounts     141     70     349     129
Total Interest and Dividend Income     8,973     6,530     24,253     18,427
Interest Expense                        
Deposits     1,645     1,180     4,393     3,305
Short-term borrowings     1         12    
Long-term borrowings     545     570     1,615     1,631
Subordinated debt     383         604    
Total Interest Expense     2,574     1,750     6,624     4,936
Net interest income     6,399     4,780     17,629     13,491
Provision for Loan Losses     645     472     2,302     847
Net Interest Income after Provision for Loan Losses     5,754     4,308     15,327     12,644
Other Income                        
Service charges and other fees     233     227     730     665
Rental income-other     51     55     161     155
Net gains on sales of investments, net     374     229     432     421
Net gains on sale of loans, net     31     20     106     90
Earnings on bank-owned life insurance     125     128     380     387
Total Other Income     814     659     1,809     1,718
Other Expense                        
Salaries and employee benefits     1,873     1,600     5,389     4,621
Occupancy expense     533     469     1,541     1,348
Federal deposit insurance premium     78     40     173     472
Advertising     67     26     191     81
Data processing     308     278     911     845
Professional fees     621     415     1,421     1,176
Other operating expenses     506     550     1,708     1,620
Total Other Expense     3,986     3,378     11,334     10,163
Income before income tax expense     2,582     1,589     5,802     4,199
Income tax expense     503         1,144    
Net Income   $ 2,079   $ 1,589   $ 4,658   $ 4,199
                         
Earnings per common share                        
Basic   $ 0.32   $ 0.25   $ 0.72   $ 0.66
Diluted   $ 0.32   $ 0.25   $ 0.72   $ 0.66
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding                        
Basic     6,443,515     6,411,766     6,427,978     6,407,403
Diluted     6,445,288     6,411,804     6,428,426     6,407,433


MALVERN BANCORP, INC AND SUBSIDIARIES
SELECTED QUARTERLY FINANCIAL AND STATISTICAL DATA  
   
  Three Months Ended
(in thousands, except for share and per share data) (annualized where applicable) 6/30/2017 3/31/2017 12/31/2016
(unaudited)       
Statements of Operations Data      
       
Interest income $ 8,973   $ 8,175   $ 7,105  
Interest expense   2,574     2,184     1,866  
Net interest income   6,339     5,991     5,239  
Provision for loan losses   645     997     660  
Net interest income after provision for loan losses   5,754     4,994     4,579  
Other income   814     542     453  
Other expense   3,986     3,778     3,570  
Income before income tax expense   2,582     1,758     1,462  
Income tax expense   503     349     292  
Net income $ 2,079   $ 1,409   $ 1,170  
Earnings (per Common Share)      
Basic $ 0.32   $ 0.22   $ 0.18  
Diluted $ 0.32   $ 0.22   $ 0.18  
Statements of Condition Data (Period-End)      
Investment securities available for sale, at fair value $ 16,811   $ 61,672   $ 65,108  
Investment securities held to maturity (fair value of $35,625, $36,441 and $37,426)   36,027     37,060     38,160  
Loans, net of allowance for loan losses   800,337     752,708     668,427  
Total assets   1,010,908     961,815     879,002  
Deposits   759,679     704,272     658,623  
FHLB advances   118,000     118,000     118,000  
Short-term borrowings       10,000      
Subordinated debt   24,263     25,000      
Shareholders' equity   99,663     97,464     95,735  
Common Shares Dividend Data      
Cash dividends $   $   $  
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding      
Basic   6,443,515     6,427,309     6,418,583  
Diluted   6,445,288     6,427,932     6,419,012  
Operating Ratios      
Return on average assets   0.85 %   0.62 %   0.56 %
Return on average equity   8.41 %   5.81 %   4.92 %
Average equity / average assets   10.11 %   10.60 %   11.39 %
Book value per common share (period-end) $ 15.16   $ 14.83   $ 14.59  
Non-Financial Information (Period-End)      
Common shareholders of record   428     437     457  
Full-time equivalent staff   81     81     81  

 

Investor Relations:
Joseph D. Gangemi
SVP & CFO
(610) 695-3676

Investor Contact:
Ronald Morales
(610) 695-3646

Media Contact: 
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(610) 695-3630

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