First Capital, Inc. Reports Quarterly Earnings

Friday, 22. October 2021 14:00

CORYDON, Ind., Oct. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Capital, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: FCAP), the holding company for First Harrison Bank (the “Bank”), today reported net income of $2.9 million or $0.88 per diluted share for the quarter ended September 30, 2021, compared to $2.7 million or $0.82 per diluted share for the quarter ended September 30, 2020. The increase was primarily due to an increase in net interest income after provision for loan losses partially offset by an increase in noninterest expense and a decrease in noninterest income.

Net interest income after provision for loan losses increased $998,000 for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 as compared to the same period in 2020. Interest income increased $505,000 when comparing the periods due to an increase in the average balance of interest-earning assets from $871.2 million for the third quarter of 2020 to $1.04 billion for the third quarter of 2021 partially offset by a decrease in the average tax-equivalent yield on interest-earning assets from 3.40% for the third quarter of 2020 to 3.04% for the third quarter of 2021. The decrease in the tax-equivalent yield was due to balance sheet growth in investment securities and federal funds sold, both lower-yielding asset classifications.   Interest expense decreased $93,000 when comparing the periods due to a decrease in the average cost of interest-bearing liabilities from 0.24% for the third quarter of 2020 to 0.15% for the third quarter of 2021. This was partially offset by an increase in the average balance of interest-bearing liabilities from $625.9 million for the third quarter of 2020 to $744.7 million for the third quarter of 2021. As a result of the changes in interest-earning assets and interest-bearing liabilities, the tax-equivalent interest rate spread decreased from 3.16% for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 to 2.89% for the same period in 2021.

Based on management’s analysis of the allowance for loan losses, no provision for loan losses was recorded for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 compared to $400,000 for the quarter ended September 30, 2020. The provision for loan losses was higher in the third quarter of 2020 compared to the third quarter of 2021 due to changes to the qualitative factors within the Bank’s allowance for loan losses calculation related to uncertainties that surrounded the COVID-19 pandemic in the third quarter of 2020. The Bank recognized net charge-offs of $70,000 for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 compared to $60,000 for the same period in 2020.

Noninterest income decreased $346,000 for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 as compared to the same period in 2020. The third quarter of 2021 included $603,000 in gains on the sale of loans compared to $980,000 during the same period in 2020. Included in gains on the sale of loans during the third quarter of 2020 was a $214,000 gain on the sale of the Bank’s $1.5 million credit card portfolio. The third quarter of 2021 also included a $67,000 unrealized loss on equity securities compared to a $45,000 unrealized gain on equity securities during the same period in 2020. The decreases in noninterest income were partially offset by increases in ATM and debit card fees and service charges on deposit accounts of $70,000 and $50,000, respectively, when comparing the two periods.

Noninterest expense increased $279,000 for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 as compared to the same period in 2020. Compensation and benefits expense, data processing expense, and professional fees increased $141,000, $112,000, and $111,000, respectively, when comparing the two periods. This was partially offset by other expenses which decreased $93,000 when comparing the two periods.

Income tax expense increased $183,000 for the third quarter of 2021 as compared to the third quarter of 2020 primarily due to an increase in taxable income for the quarter ended September 30, 2021. As a result, the effective tax rate for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 was 16.9% compared to 13.1% for the same period in 2020.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company reported net income of $8.6 million or $2.57 per diluted share compared to net income of $7.3 million or $2.17 per diluted share for the same period in 2020.

Net interest income after provision for loan losses increased $1.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 compared to the same period in 2020. Interest income decreased $118,000 when comparing the two periods, due to a decrease in the average tax-equivalent yield on interest-earning assets from 3.68% for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 to 3.01% for the same period in 2021 partially offset by an increase in the average balance of interest-earning assets from $822.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 to $1.01 billion for the same period in 2021. The decrease in the tax-equivalent yield was due to the Federal Open Market Committee lowering interest rates during March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the growth in investment securities and federal funds sold previously described. Interest expense decreased $388,000 as the average cost of interest-bearing liabilities decreased from 0.28% for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 to 0.16% for the same period in 2021, while the average balance of interest-bearing liabilities increased from $601.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 to $720.0 million for the same period in 2021. As a result of the changes in interest-earning assets and interest-bearing liabilities, the tax-equivalent interest rate spread decreased from 3.40% for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 to 2.85% for the nine months ended September 30, 2021.

Based on management’s analysis of the allowance for loan losses, the provision for loan losses decreased from $1.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 to $75,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2021. The provision for loan loss was higher in 2020 compared to 2021 due to changes to the qualitative factors within the Bank’s allowance for loan losses calculation related to uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The Bank recognized net charge-offs of $133,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 compared to $233,000 for the same period in 2020.

Noninterest income increased $868,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2020. The increase was partially due to a $360,000 unrealized gain on equity securities during the nine months ended September 30, 2021 compared to a $126,000 unrealized loss on equity securities during the same period in 2020. In addition, ATM and debit card fees increased $447,000 when comparing the two periods. These were partially offset by a $131,000 decrease in gains on loans sold during the nine months ended September 30, 2021 as compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2020.

Noninterest expenses increased $808,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 as compared to the same period in 2020. Compensation and benefits expense, professional fees and data processing expense increased $409,000, $347,000 and $237,000, respectively, when comparing the two periods. This was partially offset by other expenses which decreased $142,000 when comparing the two periods.

Income tax expense increased $504,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 as compared to the same period in 2020 resulting in an effective tax rate of 16.6% for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, compared to 14.2% for the same period in 2020. As discussed above, the increase in the effective tax rate is primarily due to an increase in taxable income.

Total assets increased $105.2 million to $1.12 billion at September 30, 2021 from $1.02 billion at December 31, 2020. Investment securities increased $137.4 million from December 31, 2020 to September 30, 2021 while net loans receivable and cash and cash equivalents decreased $14.8 million and $11.6 million, respectively, during the same period. Deposit growth funded the increase in total assets as deposits grew $101.8 million from $900.5 million at December 31, 2020 to $1.00 billion at September 30, 2021. Nonperforming assets (consisting of nonaccrual loans, accruing loans 90 days or more past due, troubled debt restructurings on accrual status, and foreclosed real estate) decreased from $3.2 million at December 31, 2020 to $2.8 million at September 30, 2021.   Additionally, the Bank is participating in the Small Business Administration’s (“SBA’s”) Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”), and originated approximately $62.4 million of PPP loans, including $16.5 million in second-draw PPP loans originated during 2021. The Bank has received payoffs on $49.2 million of PPP loans from the SBA, and as of September 30, 2021 had $268,000 remaining in deferred fees related to PPP loans.

At September 30, 2021, the Bank was considered well-capitalized under applicable federal regulatory capital guidelines.

The Bank currently has eighteen offices in the Indiana communities of Corydon, Edwardsville, Greenville, Floyds Knobs, Palmyra, New Albany, New Salisbury, Jeffersonville, Salem, Lanesville and Charlestown and the Kentucky communities of Shepherdsville, Mt. Washington and Lebanon Junction.

Access to First Harrison Bank accounts, including online banking and electronic bill payments, is available through the Bank’s website at www.firstharrison.com. The Bank offers non-FDIC insured investments to complement its offering of traditional banking products and services through its business arrangement with LPL Financial LLC (“LPL”), member SIPC. For more information and financial data about the Company, please visit Investor Relations at the Bank’s aforementioned website. The Bank can also be followed on Facebook.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of the words “anticipate,” “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “could” and “should,” and other words of similar meaning. Forward-looking statements are not historical facts nor guarantees of future performance; rather, they are statements based on the Company’s current beliefs, assumptions, and expectations regarding its business strategies and their intended results and its future performance.

Numerous risks and uncertainties could cause or contribute to the Company’s actual results, performance and achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause or contribute to these differences include, without limitation, the severity, magnitude and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, including impacts of the pandemic and of businesses’ and governments’ responses to the pandemic on our operations and personnel, and on commercial activity and demand across our and our customers’ businesses, market, economic, operational, liquidity, credit and interest rate risks associated with the Company’s business (including developments and volatility arising from the COVID-19 pandemic), general economic conditions, including changes in market interest rates and changes in monetary and fiscal policies of the federal government; competition; the ability of the Company to execute its business plan; legislative and regulatory changes; and other factors disclosed periodically in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Because of the risks and uncertainties inherent in forward-looking statements, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on them, whether included in this press release, the Company’s reports, or made elsewhere from time to time by the Company or on its behalf. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this press release, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements after the date of this press release.

Contact:
Chris Frederick
Chief Financial Officer
812-734-3464

FIRST CAPITAL, INC. AND SUBSIDIARY
Consolidated Financial Highlights (Unaudited)
      
 Nine Months Ended Three Months Ended
 September 30, September 30,
OPERATING DATA 2021  2020   2021  2020 
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)     
      
Total interest income$22,170 $22,288  $7,745 $7,240 
Total interest expense 855  1,243   278  371 
Net interest income 21,315  21,045   7,467  6,869 
Provision for loan losses 75  1,576   -  400 
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 21,240  19,469   7,467  6,469 
      
Total non-interest income 7,260  6,392   2,270  2,616 
Total non-interest expense 18,174  17,366   6,202  5,923 
Income before income taxes 10,326  8,495   3,535  3,162 
Income tax expense 1,711  1,207   596  413 
Net income 8,615  7,288   2,939  2,749 
Less net income attributable to the noncontrolling interest 10  10   3  3 
Net income attributable to First Capital, Inc.$8,605 $7,278  $2,936 $2,746 
      
Net income per share attributable to     
First Capital, Inc. common shareholders:     
Basic$2.57 $2.18  $0.88 $0.82 
      
Diluted$2.57 $2.17  $0.88 $0.82 
      
Weighted average common shares outstanding:     
Basic 3,344,832  3,338,705   3,349,494  3,343,038 
      
Diluted 3,346,273  3,348,802   3,349,494  3,348,332 
      
OTHER FINANCIAL DATA     
      
Cash dividends per share$0.78 $0.72  $0.26 $0.24 
Return on average assets (annualized) (1) 1.07% 1.10%  1.06% 1.17%
Return on average equity (annualized) (1) 10.22% 9.34%  10.27% 10.24%
Net interest margin (tax-equivalent basis) 2.90% 3.48%  2.94% 3.23%
Interest rate spread (tax-equivalent basis) 2.85% 3.40%  2.89% 3.16%
Net overhead expense as a percentage     
of average assets (annualized) (1) 2.27% 2.62%  2.25% 2.53%
      
 September 30,December 31,   
BALANCE SHEET INFORMATION 2021  2020    
      
Cash and cash equivalents$164,300 $175,888    
Interest-bearing time deposits 4,841  6,396    
Investment securities 420,934  283,502    
Gross loans 492,072  506,956    
Allowance for loan losses 6,567  6,625    
Earning assets 1,047,231  947,123    
Total assets 1,122,757  1,017,551    
Deposits 1,002,294  900,461    
Stockholders' equity, net of noncontrolling interest 114,354  110,639    
Non-performing assets:     
Nonaccrual loans 1,332  1,406    
Accruing loans past due 90 days 52  59    
Foreclosed real estate 64  -    
Troubled debt restructurings on accrual status 1,302  1,732    
Regulatory capital ratios (Bank only):     
Community Bank Leverage Ratio (2) 8.90% 9.37%   


       
(1) See reconciliation of GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures for additional information    
relating to the calculation of this item.      
(2) Effective March 31, 2020, the Bank opted in to the Community Bank Leverage Ratio (CBLR) framework. As such, 
the other regulatory ratios are no longer provided.      
       
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP AND NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES (UNAUDITED):  
       
This presentation contains financial information determined by methods other than in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“GAAP”). Management uses these “non-GAAP” measures in its analysis of the Company's performance. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures allow for better comparability with prior periods, as well as with peers in the industry who provide a similar presentation, and provide a further understanding of the Company's ongoing operations. These disclosures should not be viewed as a substitute for operating results determined in accordance with GAAP, nor are they necessarily comparable to non-GAAP performance measures that may be presented by other companies. The following table summarizes the non-GAAP financial measures derived from amounts reported in the Company's consolidated financial statements and reconciles those non-GAAP financial measures with the comparable GAAP financial measures.
 
           
 Nine Months Ended Three Months Ended 
 September 30, September 30, 
 2021 2020  2021 2020  
       
Return on average assets before annualization0.81%0.82% 0.27%0.29% 
Annualization factor1.33 1.33  4.00 4.00  
Annualized return on average assets1.07%1.10% 1.06%1.17% 
       
       
Return on average equity before annualization7.66%7.01% 2.57%2.56% 
Annualization factor1.33 1.33  4.00 4.00  
Annualized return on average equity10.22%9.34% 10.27%10.24% 
       
       
Net overhead expense as a % of average assets before      
annualization1.70%1.96% 0.56%0.63% 
Annualization factor1.33 1.33  4.00 4.00  
Annualized net overhead expense as a % of average assets2.27%2.62% 2.25%2.53% 
       

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