Potomac Bancshares, Inc. Reports 2017 Third Quarter Results


CHARLES TOWN, W.Va., Oct. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Potomac Bancshares, Inc. (OTC-QB: PTBS), the one bank holding company for Bank of Charles Town (BCT), for the quarter ended September 30, 2017 earned $953 thousand or $0.29 per share compared to $485 thousand or $0.14 per share for the quarter ended September 30, 2016.

Total assets were $422.2 million as of September 30, 2017, up from $375.3 million as of September 30, 2016, or 12.5%. Loans, net of allowance for loan losses, were up 10.7%, or $33.1 million over the year ago period, while deposits and cash management accounts grew $40.6 million or 12.2%. The net income growth for the quarter compared to the prior year is attributed to growth in net interest income of $366 thousand, a reduction in loan loss provision of $261 thousand, an increase in non-interest income, and a reduction in non-interest expenses.  The third quarter 2016 was impacted by the sale of an old parcel of foreclosed property and the additional valuation write-down of a non-performing loan.  The combination of these items created a lower than expected net income for the third quarter of 2016 as the net of tax impact from these two items was approximately $125 thousand. 

Linked Quarter:

Year-To-Date:
For the first nine months of 2017, net income is up $1.758 million to $3.389 million or $1.01 per share compared to $1.631 million or $0.49 per share in 2016.  Excluding the impact in the first quarter of 2017 from Bank Owned Life Insurance (BOLI) proceeds of $670 thousand, net of a beneficiary payment and the related tax benefit on this amount, the first nine months net income would be $2.719 million or $0.81 per share compared to $0.49 per share in 2016.

Potomac Bancshares Inc. Board of Directors declared 7 cents per share dividend at the October 10, 2017 board meeting. The dividend will be available to all shareholders of record on October 25, 2017. The cash dividend will be paid on November 1, 2017.

As previously communicated, Alice P. Frazier was named President and CEO of Potomac Bancshares, Inc. and BCT, effective July 5, 2017.  Ms. Frazier brings 26 years of banking experience to PTBS, having most recently served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Cardinal Financial Corporation (CFNL) in McLean, Virginia. Ms. Frazier is the immediate past Chair of the Virginia Association of Community Banks and has held various leadership roles within the Independent Community Bankers Association.

Additionally, in August Ms. Frazier was elected to both the Boards of BCT and Potomac Bancshares, Inc.  President and CEO Frazier notes, "The company is rich with a 146-year history of serving our clients, communities, and our shareholders, with a well-trained and talented team."

As of September 30, 2017, Potomac Bancshares, Inc. stock was trading at $12.57.  On the same date, book value per share was $10.69. During the quarter, Potomac Bancshares, Inc. repurchased 22,000 shares of Potomac stock. Should you need information on PTBS, feel free to contact President and CEO Alice P. Frazier at 304-728-2431. As always, thank you for your support.

Bank of Charles Town, a wholly owned subsidiary of Potomac Bancshares, Inc., is a locally owned community bank with seven convenient offices serving the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, Washington County, Maryland and Loudoun County, Virginia.  For more information, visit our website at www.mybct.com.

 

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

POTOMAC BANCSHARES, INC.



































Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended

(Unaudited- dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)










September 30, 2017


September 30, 2016


September 30, 2017

September 30, 2016

Earnings Performance









Interest  and Dividend Income


$4,108


$3,640


$11,931

$10,586


Interest Expense


550


448


1,540

1,302


Net Interest Income


3,558


3,192


10,391

9,284


Provision For Loan Losses


0


261


180

565


Non-Interest Income


1,100


1,082


4,214

3,253


Non-Interest Expense


3,247


3,281


9,599

9,476



Income  Before Income Tax Expense


1,411


732


4,826

2,496


Income Tax Expense


458


247


1,437

865



Net Income


$953


$485


$3,389

$1,631












Return  On Average Equity 


10.60%


5.84%


12.38%

6.68%


Return  On Average Assets 


0.91%


0.52%


1.06%

0.60%












Return  On Average Equity  Core**


10.60%


5.84%


10.46%

6.68%


Return  On Average Assets Core**


0.91%


0.52%


0.90%

0.60%



















September 30, 2017

September 30, 2016











Balance Sheet Highlights









Total Assets






$422,203

$375,314


Investment Securities






24,215

26,208


Loans Held For Sale






240

8,536


Loans, Net of allowance of $3,533 in 2017 and $2,944 in 2016




342,065

308,994


Deposits And Cash Management Accounts






372,468

331,821


Shareholders' Equity






$35,517

$32,893















Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended















September 30, 2017


September 30, 2016


September 30, 2017

September 30, 2016











Shareholders' Value (per share)









Earnings  Per Share, Basic


$0.29


$0.14


$1.01

$0.49


Earnings  Per Share, Diluted


0.29


0.14


1.01

0.49


Cash Dividends Declared (per share)


0.070


0.065


0.20

0.19


Book Value At Period End (per share)


$10.69


$9.83


$10.69

$9.83


End of period number of shares outstanding


3,323,001


3,345,001


3,323,001

3,345,001



















September 30, 2017

September 30, 2016











Safety and Soundness









Tier 1 Capital Ratio (Leverage Ratio)*






8.88%

9.13%


Non-Performing Assets As A Percentage Of 









          Total Assets Including OREO






0.28%

0.53%


Allowance For Loan Losses As A Percentage Of









          Period End Loans






1.02%

0.94%


Ratio Of Net Charge-Offs Annualized During The Period To








          Average Loans Outstanding During The Period





-0.06%

0.08%





















* The capital ratios presented are for Bank of Charles Town. When computing capital ratios, the net of unrealized holding gains (losses) on securities available for sale and the unfunded liability for pension and other post-retirement benefits, all computed net of tax, are added back to these shareholders' equity figures. The 2017 capital ratio is preliminary.                                                                              

** Excludes the impact in the first quarter of  2017 from Bank Owned Life Insurance (BOLI) proceeds of $670 thousand, net of a beneficiary payment and the related tax benefit on this payment. Excluding this non-recurring income, net income in the first quarter would have been $684 thousand or 20 cents per share compared to "as reported" of $1.354 million and 40 cents per share.

 


CONTACT: Alice P. Frazier, President & CEO, Potomac Bancshares, Inc. & BCT, 304-728-2431, afrazier@mybct.com; Dean Cognetti, Senior VP & CFO, Potomac Bancshares, Inc. & BCT, 304-728-2434, dcognetti@mybct.com