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Summit State Bank Reports Third Quarter Operating Results and Declaration of Dividend

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SANTA ROSA, Calif., Oct. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Summit State Bank (NASDAQ:SSBI) today reported net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2017 of $1,001,000 and diluted earnings per share of $0.17. A quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share was declared for common shareholders. 

Dividend 

The Board of Directors declared a $0.12 per share quarterly dividend to be paid on November 22, 2017 to shareholders of record on November 15, 2017.

Net Income and Results of Operations

The Bank had net income of $1,001,000 or $0.17 per diluted share, for the third quarter ended September 30, 2017, compared to net income of $1,198,000 or $0.20 per diluted share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2016.

Net income and diluted earnings per common share for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016 were $2,813,000 or $0.46 and $3,779,000 or $0.63. Return on average assets for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2017 were 0.73% and 0.71% compared to 0.95% and 0.98% for the same periods in 2016. Return on average common shareholders' equity for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2017 was 6.6% and 6.3% compared to 7.9% and 8.5% for the same periods in 2016.

"We have started to see positive results from our strategy of increasing our lending staff as net loans have increased 12% since the 2016 year-end," said Jim Brush, President and CEO. "Our thoughts are with the Sonoma County North Bay community in which we serve and with those that have suffered losses in the fires. We have made an initial assessment of the fires' impact on the Bank and currently do not expect a material financial impact."

On October 9, 2017, wildfires in northern California caused major damage in many areas, including Santa Rosa and Sonoma County. All the Bank's employees and families are safe, and our branches have not suffered any physical damage.  As the fires are subsiding, some of our customers have not been able to return to their homes and businesses to assess damage. The impact on the Bank's operations and allowance for loan loss will continue to evolve through the fourth quarter, however at this time no material financial impact to the Bank has been identified. Insurance is generally required on all real estate secured credit extensions. Insurance proceeds and government assistance are expected to be substantial.  Coverage gaps and delays in payment may create liquidity issues for some customers. To assist our customers and employees the Bank has provided free ATM usage through October 31, will provide loan payment deferrals for those in need and established an employee fire relief fund to assist our employees who may have been impacted.

We continue our strategy to position our Bank for stronger core results in the future. Net loans increased $41 million during the nine months ended September 30, 2017, to a total of $396 million. Total assets were $539 million at September 30, 2017 compared to $514 million at December 31, 2016 and September 30, 2016.

The increase in loans was partially funded by the sale of investment securities, reducing the total of investment securities to $104 million at September 30, 2017 compared to $116 million at December 31, 2016. The shift in asset composition from investments to loans, should help improve the Bank's net interest margin.

Total deposits increased $58 million or 15% during the nine months ended September 30, 2017, with $17 million increase in demand, savings and money market deposits and a $41 million increase in time deposits. Federal Home Loan Bank borrowings declined $35 million since year end 2016. The cost of funds for the Bank has increased primarily due to the increases in market interest rates that have impacted rates paid on time deposits and the FHLB borrowings.

Net interest income was relatively flat between the quarters ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, while net interest income declined $513,000 or 3.7% for the nine-month periods. The stabilization of net interest income for the third quarter was partially due to the higher volume of loans outstanding during the third quarter of 2017 which offset the increased interest expense.

Non-interest operating expenses increased in the third quarter of 2017 compared to the same quarter of 2016 by 14.5% or $412,000, which was primarily attributable to increased personnel costs as the Bank increased its lending staff to help increase loan production.

Nonperforming loans, defined as loans past due over 90 days or on nonaccrual status, declined to $3,142,000 from $3,430,000 at September 30, 2017 compared to September 30, 2016. This represents a ratio of nonperforming loans to total loans of 0.78% compared to 0.93%. The coverage of allowance for loan losses to gross loans was 1.22% at September 30, 2017 compared to 1.29% at September 30, 2016.  The Bank had an allowance for loan loss provision expense of $170,000 for the third quarter and nine-month period of 2017 compared to no provision in 2016. The provision was made due to the increase in loans outstanding.

Summit State Bank continues to concentrate on its location in the heart of Sonoma Wine Country, which has provided a diverse economic base for its banking activities. Strategic plans have focused on supporting the net interest margin by increasing the percentage of assets invested in local loans, while increasing asset funding from core deposit increases.

About Summit State Bank

Summit State Bank, a local community bank, has total assets of $539 million and total equity of $60 million at September 30, 2017. Headquartered in Sonoma County, the Bank specializes in providing exceptional customer service and customized financial solutions to aid in the success of local small businesses and nonprofits throughout Sonoma County. 

Summit State Bank is committed to embracing the diverse backgrounds, cultures and talents of its employees to create high performance and support the evolving needs of its customers and community it serves. At the center of diversity is inclusion, collaboration, and a shared vision for delivering superior service and results for shareholders. Presently, 78% of management are women and minorities with 40% represented on the Executive Management Team. Through the engagement of its team, Summit State Bank has received many esteemed awards to include: Best Business Bank, Best Company to do Business with in Sonoma County, and Best Places to Work in the North Bay.  Summit State Bank's stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol SSBI. Further information can be found at www.summitstatebank.com.

Forward-looking Statements

Except for historical information contained herein, the statements contained in this news release, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.  This release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties may include but are not necessarily limited to fluctuations in interest rates, inflation, government regulations and general economic conditions, and competition within the business areas in which the Bank will be conducting its operations, including the real estate market in California and other factors beyond the Bank's control.  Such risks and uncertainties could cause results for subsequent interim periods or for the entire year to differ materially from those indicated.  You should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which reflect management's view only as of the date hereof.  The Bank undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

SUMMIT STATE BANK AND SUBSIDIARY  
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME  
(In thousands except earnings per share data)  
                         
                         
          Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended  
          September 30, 2017   September 30, 2016   September 30, 2017   September 30, 2016  
          (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)  
                         
Interest income:                
  Interest and fees on loans $   4,275   $   4,146     $   12,230   $   12,491  
  Interest on deposits with banks     43       18         112       60  
  Interest on federal funds sold     5       2         11       5  
  Interest on investment securities     809       610         2,470       2,197  
  Dividends on FHLB stock     54       68         177       182  
      Total interest income     5,186       4,844         15,000       14,935  
Interest expense:                
  Deposits        473       209         1,088       654  
  Federal Home Loan Bank advances     161       90         422       278  
      Total interest expense     634       299         1,510       932  
      Net interest income before provision for loan losses     4,552       4,545         13,490       14,003  
Provision for loan losses      170       -         170       -  
      Net interest income after provision for loan losses     4,382       4,545         13,320       14,003  
Non-interest income:                
  Service charges on deposit accounts     187       193         529       564  
  Rental income     145       142         429       418  
  Net securities gain (loss)     44       (20 )       57       669  
  Net gain on other real estate owned     -       -         -       -  
  Other income      16       11         21       14  
      Total non-interest income     392       326         1,036       1,665  
Non-interest expense:                
  Salaries and employee benefits      1,777       1,399         5,225       4,965  
  Occupancy and equipment      375       309         1,133       896  
  Other expenses      1,096       1,128         3,389       3,379  
      Total non-interest expense     3,248       2,836         9,747       9,240  
      Income before provision for income taxes     1,526       2,035         4,609       6,428  
Provision for income taxes      525       837         1,796       2,649  
      Net income $   1,001   $   1,198     $   2,813   $   3,779  
                         
Basic earnings per common share (1) $   0.17   $   0.20     $   0.47   $   0.63  
Diluted earnings per common share (1) $   0.17   $   0.20     $   0.46   $   0.63  
                         
Basic weighted average shares of common stock outstanding (1)   6,036     6,017       6,028     6,001  
Diluted weighted average shares of common stock outstanding (1)   6,058     6,050       6,057     6,033  
                         
(1) Adjusted for stock split issued on March 14, 2017. 
                         

 

SUMMIT STATE BANK AND SUBSIDIARY  
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS  
(In thousands except share data)  
                   
                   
        September 30, 2017   December 31, 2016   September 30, 2016  
        (Unaudited)    (2)
  (Unaudited)  
                   
ASSETS            
                   
Cash and due from banks $   20,388   $   24,231     $   20,090  
Federal funds sold     2,000       2,000         1,580  
      Total cash and cash equivalents     22,388       26,231         21,670  
                   
Time deposits with banks     -       248         248  
                   
Investment securities:            
  Held-to-maturity, at amortized cost     7,982       7,976         7,974  
  Available-for-sale (at fair value; amortized cost of $96,128,            
    $109,297 and $102,180)     96,248       107,771         104,564  
      Total investment securities     104,230       115,747         112,538  
                   
Loans, less allowance for loan losses of $4,879, $4,765 and $4,758     395,640       354,638         363,336  
Bank premises and equipment, net      5,330       5,413         5,487  
Investment in Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost     3,085       3,085         3,085  
Goodwill       4,119       4,119         4,119  
Other Real Estate Owned     -       -         -  
Accrued interest receivable and other assets      4,201       4,223         3,183  
                   
      Total assets $   538,993   $   513,704     $   513,666  
                   
LIABILITIES AND            
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY            
                   
Deposits:              
  Demand - non interest-bearing $   128,863   $   112,540     $   114,077  
  Demand - interest-bearing     58,463       62,006         58,325  
  Savings       27,470       26,584         27,130  
  Money market     57,493       53,866         52,906  
  Time deposits that meet or exceed the FDIC insurance limit     65,192       52,594         52,140  
  Other time deposits     104,795       76,661         78,132  
      Total deposits     442,276       384,251         382,710  
                   
Federal Home Loan Bank advances     34,100       68,900         67,500  
Accrued interest payable and other liabilities     2,133       1,931         3,177  
                   
      Total liabilities     478,509       455,082         453,387  
                   
Shareholders' equity             
  Preferred stock, no par value; 20,000,000 shares authorized;            
    no shares issued and outstanding     -       -         -  
  Common stock, no par value; shares authorized - 30,000,000 shares; issued            
    and outstanding 6,041,475, 6,019,850 and 6,017,975 (1)     36,847       36,726         36,725  
  Retained earnings     23,568       22,781         22,171  
  Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)     69       (885 )       1,383  
                   
      Total shareholders' equity     60,484       58,622         60,279  
                   
      Total liabilities and shareholders' equity $   538,993   $   513,704     $   513,666  
                   
(1) Adjusted for stock split issued on March 14, 2017.
(2) Information derived from audited financial statements.
                   

 

Financial Summary  
(In thousands except per share data)  
                   
    At or for the   At or for the  
    Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended  
    September 30, 2017   September 30, 2016   September 30, 2017   September 30, 2016  
    (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)   (Unaudited)  
Statement of Income Data:                  
Net interest income   $   4,552     $   4,545     $   13,490     $   14,003    
Provision for loan losses        170         -         170         -    
Non-interest income       392         326         1,036         1,665    
Non-interest expense       3,248         2,836         9,747         9,240    
Provision for income taxes        525         837         1,796         2,649    
Net income   $   1,001     $   1,198     $   2,813     $   3,779    
                   
Selected per Common Share Data:                  
Basic earnings per common share (1)   $   0.17     $   0.20     $   0.47     $   0.63    
Diluted earnings per common share (1)   $   0.17     $   0.20     $   0.46     $   0.63    
Dividend per share (1)   $   0.12     $   0.096     $   0.336     $   0.288    
Book value per common share (1)(3)(4)   $   10.01     $   10.02     $   10.01     $   10.02    
                   
Selected Balance Sheet Data:                   
Assets   $   538,993     $   513,666     $   538,993     $   513,666    
Loans, net       395,640         363,336         395,640         363,336    
Deposits       442,276         382,710         442,276         382,710    
Average assets       544,378         502,807         528,542         513,073    
Average earning assets       532,841         494,849         517,282         504,869    
Average shareholders' equity       60,583         60,087         59,828         59,096    
Average common shareholders' equity       60,583         60,087         59,828         59,097    
Nonperforming loans       3,142         3,430         3,142         3,430    
Other real estate owned       -          -          -          -     
Total nonperforming assets       3,142         3,430         3,142         3,430    
Troubled debt restructures (accruing)       3,168         3,395         3,168         3,395    
                   
Selected Ratios:                  
Return on average assets (2)     0.73 %     0.95 %     0.71 %     0.98 %  
Return on average common shareholders' equity (2)     6.56 %     7.91 %     6.29 %     8.54 %  
Efficiency ratio (5)     66.29 %     57.98 %     67.36 %     61.60 %  
Net interest margin (2)     3.39 %     3.64 %     3.49 %     3.70 %  
Common equity tier 1 capital ratio     12.7 %     13.2 %     12.7 %     13.2 %  
Tier 1 capital ratio     12.7 %     13.2 %     12.7 %     13.2 %  
Total capital ratio     13.8 %     14.4 %     13.8 %     14.4 %  
Tier 1 leverage ratio     10.4 %     11.0 %     10.4 %     11.0 %  
Common dividend payout ratio (6)     72.43 %     48.25 %     72.02 %     45.73 %  
Average shareholders' equity to average assets     11.13 %     11.95 %     11.32 %     11.52 %  
Nonperforming loans to total loans (3)     0.78 %     0.93 %     0.78 %     0.93 %  
Nonperforming assets to total assets (3)     0.58 %     0.67 %     0.58 %     0.67 %  
Allowance for loan losses to total loans (3)     1.22 %     1.29 %     1.22 %     1.29 %  
Allowance for loan losses to nonperforming loans (3)   155.26 %     138.72 %     155.26 %     138.72 %  
           
(1) Adjusted for stock split issued on March 14, 2017. 
(2) Annualized. 
(3) As of period end. 
(4) Total shareholders' equity divided by total common shares outstanding. 
(5) Non-interest expenses to net interest and non-interest income, net of securities gains. 
(6) Common dividends divided by net income available for common shareholders. 
           

Contact: James Brush, President and CEO, Summit State Bank (707) 568-4920 

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