ACNB Corporation Reports Record Third Quarter 2018 Earnings
Source: Nasdaq GlobeNewswire / 25 Oct 2018 09:24:50 America/New_York
GETTYSBURG, Pa., Oct. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ACNB Corporation (NASDAQ: ACNB) today announced record financial results for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, with net income of $16,459,000. Compared to net income of $7,271,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2017, this is an increase of $9,188,000 or 126.4% over comparable period results. Basic earnings per share was $2.34 and $1.14 for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively, which is an increase of $1.20 per share or 105.3%.
The Corporation reported net income of $6,039,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2018. Compared to net income of $1,912,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2017, this is an increase of $4,127,000 or 215.8% over comparable period results. Basic earnings per share was $0.86 and $0.27 for the three months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively, which is an increase of $0.59 per share or 218.5%.
The higher net income reported for both periods was a result of merger-related expenses incurred in 2017, organic net revenue growth in 2018, as well as the additional revenues and cost efficiencies associated with the acquisition of New Windsor Bancorp, Inc. (New Windsor) on July 1, 2017. In addition, net income was aided by a lower effective tax rate due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act effective on January 1, 2018.
“ACNB Corporation’s financial results for the third quarter and the first nine months of 2018 were certainly robust in comparison to 2017 as evidenced by the significant increase in both net income and basic earnings per share in each period,” said James P. Helt, ACNB Corporation President & CEO.
“These strong results generated by our core operating performance enables ACNB Corporation to continue investing in the best products and services available to enhance the customer experience and ultimately provide a positive return to our shareholders. Specifically, as we entered the fourth quarter of 2018, ACNB Corporation’s banking subsidiary, ACNB Bank, launched more dynamic websites and introduced a new menu of personal checking accounts with value-added benefits. We believe that such enhancements will positively contribute to future operating results and competitive performance,” he continued.
Total revenues, defined as interest income plus noninterest income, for the first nine months of 2018 were $59,555,000, or a 26.3% increase over total revenues of $47,144,000 for the first nine months of 2017. Total interest income for the first nine months of 2018 was $47,401,000, or an increase of 29.5%, as compared to total interest income of $36,604,000 for the first nine months of 2017, as a result of both organic loan growth and inorganic loan growth via the New Windsor acquisition.
Total loans outstanding were $1,272,446,000 at September 30, 2018. Loans outstanding increased by $28,276,000, or 2.3%, since December 31, 2017, and increased by $36,076,000, or 2.9%, from September 30, 2017 to September 30, 2018. As a result of normal and anticipated credit losses in the portfolio, the provision for loan losses for the first nine months of 2018 was $770,000.
Total deposits were $1,347,243,000 at September 30, 2018. Deposits increased by $48,751,000, or 3.8%, from December 31, 2017, and $35,359,000, or 2.7%, from September 30, 2017 to September 30, 2018.
Net Interest Income and Margin
Net interest income rose by $9,207,000 to $42,066,000 for the first nine months of 2018, which is an increase of 28.0% compared to the first nine months of 2017. The net interest margin for the first nine months of 2018 was 3.78%, compared to 3.55% for the same period of 2017. The increases in net interest income and net interest margin for the first nine months of 2018 were primarily due to the impact of the New Windsor acquisition and the related purchase accounting adjustments.
Noninterest income for the first nine months of 2018 was $12,154,000, an increase of $1,614,000, or 15.3%, from the first nine months of 2017. The increase includes both revenue from fiduciary, investment management and brokerage activities and commissions from insurance sales, which grew 25.1% and 8.1%, respectively, from the first nine months of 2017 to the first nine months of 2018.
Noninterest expense for the first nine months of 2018 was $33,093,000, a decrease of $408,000, or 1.2%, from the same period in 2017. The decrease in noninterest expense was due to merger-related expenses of $4,675,000 incurred in the first nine months of 2017, which were mostly offset by higher expenses in the first nine months of 2018 attributable to the new operations resulting from the New Windsor acquisition along with increasing technology and corporate governance costs.
Quarterly cash dividends paid to ACNB Corporation shareholders in the first nine months of 2018 totaled $4,642,000, or $0.66 per share. In the first nine months of 2017, ACNB Corporation paid a $0.60 dividend per share for total dividends paid to shareholders in the amount of $3,829,000. A portion of the increase in total dividends paid to shareholders in the first nine months of 2018 was a result of new shares issued effective with the acquisition of New Windsor on July 1, 2017.
About ACNB Corporation
ACNB Corporation, headquartered in Gettysburg, PA, is the $1.6 billion financial holding company for the wholly-owned subsidiaries of ACNB Bank, Gettysburg, PA, and Russell Insurance Group, Inc., Westminster, MD. Originally founded in 1857, ACNB Bank serves its marketplace with banking and wealth management services, including trust and retail brokerage, via a network of 22 community banking offices located in the four southcentral Pennsylvania counties of Adams, Cumberland, Franklin and York as well as loan offices in York, PA, and Hunt Valley, MD. In addition, NWSB Bank, a division of ACNB Bank, serves its marketplace via a network of seven community banking offices located in Carroll County, MD. The other wholly-owned subsidiary of ACNB Corporation is Russell Insurance Group, Inc., its insurance subsidiary. Russell Insurance Group, Inc., a full-service agency with licenses in 44 states, offers a broad range of commercial and personal insurance lines through offices in Westminster, Carroll County, and Germantown, Montgomery County, MD. For more information regarding ACNB Corporation and its subsidiaries, please visit acnb.com.
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Unaudited Consolidated Condensed Statements of Income
Dollars in thousands, except per share data
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
2018 2017 2018 2017 INCOME STATEMENT DATA Interest income $ 16,282 $ 15,109 $ 47,401 $ 36,604 Interest expense 1,869 1,547 5,335 3,745 Net interest income 14,413 13,562 42,066 32,859 Provision for loan losses 200 --- 770 --- Net interest income after provision for loan losses 14,213 13,562 41,296 32,859 Noninterest income 4,125 3,930 12,154 10,540 Merger-related expenses --- 4,305 --- 4,675 Noninterest expense 10,856 10,562 33,093 28,826 Income before income taxes 7,482 2,625 20,357 9,898 Provision for income taxes 1,443 713 3,898 2,627 Net income $ 6,039 $ 1,912 $ 16,459 $ 7,271 Basic earnings per share $ 0.86 $ 0.27 $ 2.34 $ 1.14
Unaudited Selected Financial Data
Dollars in thousands, except per share data
September 30, 2018 September 30, 2017 December 31, 2017 BALANCE SHEET DATA Assets $ 1,647,799 $ 1,607,635 $ 1,595,432 Securities $ 198,217 $ 205,761 $ 203,880 Loans, total $ 1,272,446 $ 1,236,370 $ 1,244,170 Allowance for loan losses $ 13,414 $ 14,105 $ 13,976 Deposits $ 1,347,243 $ 1,311,884 $ 1,298,492 Borrowings $ 123,250 $ 130,656 $ 131,508 Stockholders’ equity $ 164,512 $ 153,256 $ 153,966 COMMON SHARE DATA Basic earnings per share $ 2.34 $ 1.14 $ 1.50 Cash dividends paid per share $ 0.66 $ 0.60 $ 0.80 Book value per share $ 23.36 $ 21.83 $ 21.92 Number of common shares outstanding 7,042,224 7,019,645 7,023,658 SELECTED RATIOS Return on average assets 1.37 % 0.72 % 0.69 % Return on average equity 13.96 % 7.72 % 7.12 % Non-performing loans to total loans 0.50 % 0.67 % 0.63 % Net charge-offs to average loans outstanding 0.11 % 0.01 % 0.02 % Allowance for loan losses to total loans 1.05 % 1.14 % 1.12 % Allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans 212.79 % 169.51 % 177.77 %
Lynda L. Glass
Chief Governance Officer