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QNB Corp. Reports Increased Earnings For Second Quarter 2018

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QUAKERTOWN, Pa., July 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- QNB Corp. (the "Company" or "QNB") (OTC Bulletin Board: QNBC), the parent company of QNB Bank, reported net income for the second quarter of 2018 of $2,862,000, or $0.82 per share on a diluted basis, compared to net income of $2,386,000, or $0.69 per share on a diluted basis, for the same period in 2017.  For the six months ended June 30, 2018, QNB reported net income of $5,797,000, or $1.67 per share on a diluted basis. This compares to net income of $5,246,000, or $1.53 per share on a diluted basis, reported for the same period in 2017.

Total assets as of June 30, 2018 were $1,172,874,000 compared with $1,152,337,000 at December 31, 2017. Loans receivable at June 30, 2018 were $779,886,000 compared with $733,283,000 at December 31, 2017, an increase of $46,603,000, or 6.4%.  Total deposits at June 30, 2018 were $985,726,000, decreasing $8,222,000, compared with $993,948,000 at December 31, 2017.

"QNB is pleased to report record earnings—with net income and earnings per share being the highest reported for the first half of 2018," said David W. Freeman, President and Chief Executive Officer.  "During the second quarter, we relocated our Warminster office to larger space, combining full-service branch banking, along with our lower Bucks loan center.   We continue to see strong loan, deposit, and household growth throughout our service footprint. Asset quality and net interest margin continue to improve."

Net Interest Income and Net Interest Margin

Net interest income for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2018 totaled $8,700,000 and $17,491,000, respectively, an increase of $842,000 and $1,753,000, respectively, from the same periods in 2017. The net interest margin for the second quarter 2018 was 3.15% compared to 3.10% for the second quarter 2017.  Net interest margin for the six months ended June 30, 2018 was 3.18%, an increase of two basis points compared to the same period in 2017.

The yield on average earning assets improved 21 basis points to 3.81% for the second quarter 2018, compared with the second quarter 2017.  For the six months ended June 30, 2018, the yield on average earning assets was 3.82%, compared with 3.65% for the same period in 2017, primarily due to loan growth.   The cost of interest-bearing liabilities increased 20 basis points to 0.81% for the quarter, and 18 basis points to 0.78% for the six months ended June 30, 2018, respectively.

Asset Quality, Provision for Loan Loss and Allowance for Loan Loss

QNB recorded a $187,000 provision for loan losses in the second quarter of 2018 compared with $300,000 in the second quarter 2017.  QNB's allowance for loan losses of $8,192,000 represents 1.05% of loans receivable at June 30, 2018 compared to $7,841,000, or 1.07% of loans receivable at December 31, 2017, and $8,035,000, or 1.16% of loans receivable at June 30, 2017. Net loan charge offs were $32,000 and $24,000 for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2018, respectively, compared with net recoveries of $16,000 and $41,000 for the same periods in 2017, respectively.   Annualized net loan charge-offs for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2018 were 0.02% and 0.01% of average loans receivable, respectively.

Total non-performing loans, which represent loans on non-accrual status, loans past due 90 days or more and still accruing interest and restructured loans, were $7,987,000, or 1.02% of loans receivable at June 30, 2018, compared with $9,242,000, or 1.26% of loans receivable at December 31, 2017, and $10,846,000, or 1.56% of loans receivable at June 30, 2017.  In cases where there is a collateral shortfall on impaired loans, specific impairment reserves have been established based on updated collateral values even if the borrower continues to pay in accordance with the terms of the agreement. At June 30, 2018, $3,512,000, or approximately 52% of the loans classified as non-accrual are current or past due less than 30 days.  Commercial loans classified as substandard or doubtful, which includes non-performing loans, totaled $18,199,000 at June 30, 2018, an increase of $1,552,000, or 9.3%, from the $16,647,000 reported at December 31, 2017, and a decrease of $930,000, or 4.9%, from the $19,129,000 reported at June 30, 2017.

Non-Interest Income

Total non-interest income was $1,454,000 for the second quarter of 2018, a decrease of $161,000, or 10.0%, compared with the same period in 2017.  Non-interest income for the six months ended June 30, 2018 was $2,521,000, a decrease of $1,084,000, or 30.1%, compared to the same period in 2017, primarily due to net gains on investment securities of $864,000 in 2017 compared to combined realized and unrealized net losses on investment securities of $72,000 in 2018.  Decreases in non-interest income for the second quarter 2018, compared with the same period in 2017, comprise; net gain on sale of loans, decreased $164,000, attributable to reduced gains on residential mortgage sales of $65,000, and a $99,000 gain on sale of a non-performing loan which took place in 2017; net gains on investment securities, from $115,000 in second quarter 2017 to combined realized and unrealized gains on investment securities totaling $89,000 for the same period in 2018; and a decrease of $13,000 in fees for services to customers from $421,000 in second quarter 2017 to $408,000 for the same period in 2018 attributable primarily to decreased overdraft charges, net of fee waivers.  

These decreases in non-interest income were offset in part by a $38,000, or 8.5% increase in ATM and debit card income to $487,000.  Other non-interest income increased $13,000, or 4.1%, to $328,000, due to increased income related to sales tax refunds of $53,000, increased letter of credit fees of $14,000 and increased loan servicing income of $7,000, offset in part by decreased merchant fee income of $10,000 and decreased life insurance cash surrender income of $51,000.  The Company received a life insurance benefit of $52,000 in the second quarter of 2017.  Retail brokerage and advisory income remained flat at $105,000 for the second quarter of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017.

Non-Interest Expense

Total non-interest expense was $6,533,000 for the second quarter of 2018, increasing $591,000, or 9.9%, from $5,942,000 for the same period in 2017.  For the six months ended June 30, 2018, non-interest expense increased $1,181,000, or 10.2%, from the same period in 2017.  Salaries and benefits expense increased $390,000, or 12.0%, to $3,627,000 when comparing the two quarters.  Salary expense and related payroll taxes increased $167,000 to $2,989,000, or 5.9%, during the second quarter of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017.  Benefits expense increased $223,000, or 53.7%, to $638,000, due primarily to increased medical insurance claims when comparing the two periods. 

Net occupancy and furniture and equipment expense increased $130,000, or 14.8%, to $1,011,000 for the second quarter 2018, due to the relocation of the Warminster location to a full-service branch as well as the renovation of the operations center.  Building and equipment maintenance expense increased $54,000, depreciation expense increased $19,000, and computer software amortization and maintenance expense increased $43,000.  Other non-interest expense increased $71,000, or 3.9%, when comparing the second quarter of 2018 with the second quarter of 2017.  Increased third party, check card and training and entertainment expense of $99,000, $39,000, and $24,000, respectively, were offset in part by reduced marketing expense of $86,000.  

Provision for income taxes decreased $273,000, or 32.3%, to $572,000 in the second quarter 2018 due to a reduced corporate tax rate from 34% to 21%, resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, effective January 1, 2018.  The effective tax rates for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2018 were 16.7% and 16.3%, respectively.  This compares with effective tax rates for the same periods in 2017 of 26.2% and 27.3%, respectively.

About the Company

QNB Corp. is the holding company for QNB Bank, which is headquartered in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. QNB Bank currently operates eleven branches in Bucks, Montgomery and Lehigh Counties and offers commercial and retail banking services in the communities it serves. In addition, the Company provides securities and advisory services under the name of QNB Financial Services through a registered Broker/Dealer and Registered Investment Advisor, and title insurance as a member of Laurel Abstract Company LLC. More information about QNB Corp. and QNB Bank is available at www.qnbbank.com.

Forward Looking Statement

This press release may contain forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995. Actual results and trends could differ materially from those set forth in such statements due to various factors. Such factors include the possibility that increased demand or prices for the Company's financial services and products may not occur, changing economic and competitive conditions, technological developments, and other risks and uncertainties, including those detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including "Item lA. Risk Factors," set forth in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. These statements speak only as of the date of this press release, even if subsequently made available by the Company on its website or otherwise. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise these statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date of this press release.

 

QNB Corp.


Consolidated Selected Financial Data (unaudited)


















(Dollars in thousands)
































Balance Sheet (Period End)

6/30/18


3/31/18


12/31/17


9/30/17


6/30/17


Assets

$

1,172,874


$

1,172,168


$

1,152,337


$

1,150,363


$

1,120,523


Cash and cash equivalents


11,726



29,870



16,331



26,028



15,248


Investment securities
















Debt securities


344,194



357,519



374,570



389,050



375,034


Equity securities


9,600



9,527



4,975



7,363



7,530


Loans held-for-sale


404



272



-



115



530


Loans receivable


779,886



750,187



733,283



704,214



695,213


Allowance for loan losses


(8,192)



(8,037)



(7,841)



(8,125)



(8,035)


Net loans


771,694



742,150



725,442



696,089



687,178


Deposits


985,726



1,006,369



993,948



1,005,445



951,314


Demand, non-interest bearing


135,482



135,040



129,212



122,696



120,369


Interest-bearing demand, money market and savings


627,525



639,078



639,554



652,310



609,096


Time


222,719



232,251



225,182



230,439



221,849


Short-term borrowings


85,646



64,879



55,756



40,176



66,907


Shareholders' equity


97,818



96,504



98,570



100,512



98,750


















Asset Quality Data (Period End)
















Non-accrual loans

$

6,731


$

7,053


$

7,921


$

9,078


$

9,453


Loans past due 90 days or more and still accruing


23



-



-



5



-


Restructured loans


1,233



1,274



1,321



1,354



1,393


Non-performing loans


7,987



8,327



9,242



10,437



10,846


Other real estate owned and repossessed assets


-



-



-



-



-


Non-performing assets

$

7,987


$

8,327


$

9,242


$

10,437


$

10,846


















Allowance for loan losses

$

8,192


$

8,037


$

7,841


$

8,125


$

8,035


















Non-performing loans / Loans excluding held-for-sale


1.02

%


1.11

%


1.26

%


1.48

%


1.56

%

Non-performing assets / Assets


0.68

%


0.71

%


0.80

%


0.91

%


0.97

%

Allowance for loan losses / Loans excluding held-for-sale


1.05

%


1.07

%


1.07

%


1.15

%


1.16

%

 

 

 

QNB Corp.


Consolidated Selected Financial Data (unaudited)

























(Dollars in thousands, except per share
data)

Three months ended,



Six months ended,


For the period:

6/30/18


3/31/18


12/31/17


9/30/17


6/30/17



6/30/18


6/30/17

























Interest income

$

10,562


$

10,509


$

9,944


$

9,830


$

9,192



$

21,071


$

18,328


Interest expense


1,862



1,718



1,575



1,515



1,334




3,580



2,590


Net interest income


8,700



8,791



8,369



8,315



7,858




17,491



15,738


Provision for loan losses


187



188



700



100



300




375



600


Net interest income after provision 
     
for loan losses


8,513



8,603



7,669



8,215



7,558




17,116



15,138


Non-interest income:























Fees for services to customers


408



421



426



429



421




829



813


ATM and debit card


487



430



448



435



449




917



866


Retail brokerage and advisory income


105



103



61



168



104




208



207


Net gain (loss) on investment securities 
     
available-for-sale


48



85



538



98



115




133



864


Unrealized gain (loss) on equity securities


41



(246)



-



-



-




(205)



-


Net gain (loss) from trading activity


-



-



-



-



10




-



27


Net gain on sale of loans


37



7



59



65



201




44



251


Other


328



267



280



275



315




595



577


 Total non-interest income


1,454



1,067



1,812



1,470



1,615




2,521



3,605


Non-interest expense:























Salaries and employee benefits


3,627



3,345



3,284



3,514



3,237




6,972



6,323


Net occupancy and furniture and 
     
equipment


1,011



958



943



944



881




1,969



1,761


Other


1,895



1,875



1,772



1,733



1,824




3,770



3,446


Total non-interest expense


6,533



6,178



5,999



6,191



5,942




12,711



11,530


Income before income taxes


3,434



3,492



3,482



3,494



3,231




6,926



7,213


Provision for income taxes


572



557



2,993



940



845




1,129



1,967


Net income

$

2,862


$

2,935


$

489


$

2,554


$

2,386



$

5,797


$

5,246

























Share and Per Share Data:























Net income - basic

$

0.83


$

0.85


$

0.14


$

0.74


$

0.70



$

1.68


$

1.53


Net income - diluted

$

0.82


$

0.85


$

0.14


$

0.74


$

0.69



$

1.67


$

1.53


Book value

$

28.23


$

27.94


$

28.59


$

29.22


$

28.76



$

28.23


$

28.76


Cash dividends

$

0.32


$

0.32


$

0.31


$

0.31


$

0.31



$

0.64


$

0.62


Average common shares outstanding

   - basic


3,460,360



3,452,531



3,441,308



3,433,811



3,425,356




3,456,467



3,420,239


Average common shares outstanding

  - diluted


3,481,312



3,472,905



3,462,684



3,452,582



3,443,208




3,476,874



3,436,266

























Selected Ratios:























Return on average assets


0.98

%


1.02

%


0.17

%


0.89

%


0.87

%



1.00

%


0.97

%

Return on average shareholders' equity


10.70

%


11.35

%


1.86

%


9.90

%


9.52

%



11.02

%


10.62

%

Net interest margin (tax equivalent)


3.15

%


3.22

%


3.11

%


3.15

%


3.10

%



3.18

%


3.16

%

Efficiency ratio (tax equivalent)


63.08

%


61.42

%


56.68

%


60.78

%


60.24

%



62.27

%


57.30

%

Average shareholders' equity to total

   average assets


9.20

%


9.00

%


9.04

%


9.01

%


9.12

%



9.10

%


9.15

%

Net loan charge-offs (recoveries)

$

32


$

(8)


$

984


$

10


$

(16)



$

24


$

(41)


Net loan charge-offs (recoveries) -

   annualized / Average loans excluding

   held-for-sale


0.02

%


0.00

%


0.54

%


0.01

%


-0.01

%



0.01

%


-0.01

%















































(Dollars in thousands, except per share
data)

Three months ended,



Six months ended,


For the period:

6/30/18


3/31/18


12/31/17


9/30/17


6/30/17



6/30/18


6/30/17

























Balance Sheet (Average)























Assets

$

1,166,383


$

1,164,390


$

1,153,827


$

1,136,306


$

1,101,944



$

1,165,356


$

1,088,996


Investment securities (Trading, AFS & HTM)


372,850



383,317



394,144



390,438



389,490




378,055



391,077


Loans receivable


757,451



744,132



721,519



694,740



668,587




750,828



656,026


Deposits


987,000



983,647



998,235



986,012



952,192




985,333



932,383


Shareholders' equity


107,301



104,832



104,354



102,385



100,541




106,073



99,590


 

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