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KS Bancorp, Inc. (KSBI) Announces Second Quarter 2018 Financial Results and Cash Dividend

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SMITHFIELD, N.C., July 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KS Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company") (OTC:KSBI), parent company of KS Bank, Inc. (the "Bank"), announced unaudited results for the second quarter of 2018.

The Company reported a 32.8% increase in net income for the second quarter of 2018. Net income was $887,000, or $0.71 per diluted share for the three months ended June 30, 2018, compared to  net income of $668,000, or $0.51 per diluted share, for the three months ended June 30, 2017. For the six months ended June 30, 2018, the Company reported a 29.9% increase in net income. Net income for the 2018 year to date period totaled $1.7 million, or $1.31 per diluted share, compared to net income of $1.3 million, or $0.97 per diluted share, for the six months period ended June 30, 2017.

In addition, the Company announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly  dividend of $0.05 per share for stockholders of record as of July 26, 2018, with payment to be made on August 10, 2018.  During the first quarter of 2018, the Company paid a dividend of $0.17 per share, bringing the aggregate 2018 dividend to $0.22 per share. The Company anticipates continuing to pay quarterly dividends, as profits allow.

Net interest income for the three months ended June 30, 2018 was $3.1 million, compared to $3.0 million for the comparable period in 2017. Noninterest income for the three months ended June 30, 2018 was $882,000, compared to $708,000 for the comparable period ended June 30, 2017.  Noninterest expense was $2.9 million for the three months ended  June 30, 2018, compared to $2.7 million for the comparable period in 2017.

For the six months ended June 30, 2018, net interest income was $6.2 million, compared to $5.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017. Noninterest income increased from $1.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017, to $1.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018. Noninterest expense increased to $5.7 million for the six months ended June 30, 2018, compared to $5.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017.

The Company's unaudited consolidated total assets increased $7.7 million, or 2.0%, to $381.3 million at June 30, 2018, compared to $373.6 million at December 31, 2017. Net loan balances increased by $7.7 million, or 2.7%,   to $293.7 million at June 30, 2018 compared to $286.0 million at December 31, 2017. The Company's investment securities totaled $62.3 million at June 30, 2018, compared to $65.3 million at December 31, 2017.  Total deposits increased $15.3 million, or 5.16%, to $311.9 million at June 30, 2018, compared to $296.6 million at December 31, 2017. Total stockholders' equity decreased from $26.3 million at December 31, 2017 to $19.8 million at June 30, 2018, as a result of accumulated other comprehensive losses and stock repurchases.
                        
Nonperforming assets consisted of $735,000 in nonaccrual loans at June 30, 2018, representing less than .25% of the Company's total assets. The Company had no foreclosed real estate owned at June 30, 2018. The allowance for loan losses at June 30, 2018 totaled $4.1 million, or 1.37% of  loans. 

As previously announced, during the second quarter the Company repurchased all of the shares owned by First Citizens and its affiliates. Since December 31, 2017, the number of shares outstanding has fallen from 1,309,501 to 1,107,776, a reduction of 15.4%. Combined with increased earnings and the reduced corporate tax rate, this has resulted in significantly enhanced earnings per share in the three and six months ended June 30, 2018.

Commenting on the second quarter results, Mr. Keen, President and CEO of the Company and the Bank, stated, "We are extremely pleased to see the continued growth of our balance sheet and increase in net income and look forward to sustained growth and profitability in future quarters.  The local support received by our team members over the past year continues to encourage us to work hard each and every day to become the community bank of choice for the markets we serve southeast of Raleigh, NC."

KS Bank continues to be well-capitalized according to regulatory standards with total risk-based capital of 13.41%, tier 1 risk- based capital of 12.16%, common equity tier 1 risk- based capital of 12.16%, and a tier 1 leverage ratio of 9.42% at June 30, 2018. The minimum levels to be considered well capitalized for each of these ratios are 10.0%, 8.0%, 6.5%, and 5.0%, respectively.

KS Bancorp, Inc. is a Smithfield, North Carolina-based single bank holding company. KS Bank, Inc., a state-chartered savings bank, is KS Bancorp's sole subsidiary.  The Bank is a full service community bank serving the citizens of eastern North Carolina since 1924. The Bank offers a broad range of personal and business banking products and services, mortgage products and trust services. There are nine full service branches located in Kenly, Selma, Clayton, Garner, Goldsboro, Wilson, Wendell, Smithfield, and Four Oaks, North Carolina plus a mortgage servicing location in Greenville, NC. In addition, KS Trust Services has an office in Asheboro, NC and maintains a presence in Waynesville and Wilmington, NC.  For more information, visit www.ksbankinc.com.

This release contains certain forward-looking statements with respect to the financial condition, results of operations and business of the Company.  These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on the beliefs and assumptions of management of the Company and on the information available to management at the time that these disclosures were prepared. These statements can be identified by the use of words like "expect," "anticipate," "estimate" and "believe," variations of these words and other similar expressions.  Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements.  The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

 

KS Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiary  
Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition  
         
         
    June 30, 2018   December 31,  
    (unaudited)   2017*  
                   
    (Dollars in thousands)  
  ASSETS      
         
  Cash and due from banks:      
  Interest-earning $   7,540     $   4,254    
  Noninterest-earning     2,264         2,713    
  Time Deposit     100         100    
  Investment securities available for sale, at fair value     62,294         65,251    
  Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost     1,696         1,811    
         
  Loans     297,759         290,035    
  Less allowance for loan losses     (4,074 )       (4,066 )  
  Net loans     293,685         285,969    
         
  Accrued interest receivable     1,000         1,127    
  Property and equipment, net     7,455         7,610    
  Other assets     5,278         4,783    
                   
  Total assets $   381,312     $   373,618    
                   
  LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                
                   
  Liabilities      
  Deposits $   311,878     $   296,574    
  Short-term borrowings     1,780         4,103    
  Long-term borrowings     44,248         43,248    
  Accrued interest payable     342         324    
  Accrued expenses and other liabilities     3,297         3,066    
                   
  Total liabilities     361,545         347,315    
                   
  Stockholder's Equity:      
  Common stock, no par value, authorized 20,000,000 shares;      
  1,107,776 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2018 and 1,309,501 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2017     1,359         1,607    
  Retained earnings, substantially restricted     20,258         25,561    
  Accumulated other comprehensive (loss)     (1,850 )       (865 )  
                   
  Total stockholders' equity     19,767         26,303    
                   
  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $   381,312     $   373,618    
                   
  *  Derived from audited financial statements      
         

 

KS Bancorp, Inc and Subsidiary
Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)
             
             
    Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
    June 30,   June 30,
      2018     2017     2018     2017  
    (In thousands, except per share data)
Interest and dividend income:          
  Loans $   3,662   $   3,373   $   7,193   $   6,641  
  Investment securities          
  Taxable     296       293       601       585  
  Tax-exempt     38       49       74       99  
  Dividends     22       24       43       48  
  Interest-bearing deposits     18       13       35       22  
  Total interest and dividend income     4,036       3,752       7,946       7,395  
                           
Interest expense:                        
  Deposits     474       361       921       711  
  Borrowings     422       377       818       747  
  Total interest expense     896       738       1,739       1,458  
                           
  Net interest income     3,140       3,014       6,207       5,937  
             
Provision for loan losses     -       -       -       -  
                           
  Net interest income after                        
  provision for loan losses     3,140       3,014       6,207       5,937  
                           
Noninterest income:                        
  Service charges on deposit accounts     347       360       689       691  
  Fees from presold mortgages     63       48       113       118  
  Gain (Loss) on sale of investments     -       -       -       (4 )
  Other income     472       300       758       571  
  Total noninterest income     882       708       1,560       1,376  
                           
Noninterest expenses:                        
  Compensation and benefits     1,773       1,678       3,489       3,330  
  Occupancy and equipment     298       289       617       600  
  Data processing & outside service fees     205       198       411       400  
  Advertising     19       15       44       34  
  Net foreclosed real estate     (1 )     37       (1 )     39  
  Other     599       501       1,110       1,019  
  Total noninterest expenses     2,893       2,718       5,670       5,422  
                           
  Income before income taxes     1,129       1,004       2,097       1,891  
             
Income tax      242       336       446       620  
                           
  Net income  $   887   $   668   $   1,651   $   1,271  
                           
  Basic and Diluted earnings per share $   0.71   $   0.51   $   1.31   $   0.97  
                           


Contact: Harold T. Keen     Regina J Smith
President and Chief Executive Officer     Chief Financial Officer
(919) 938-3101     (919) 938-3101
       

 

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