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30.04.2018 20:40:00

Oak Ridge Financial Services, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2018 Results

OAK RIDGE, N.C., April 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oak Ridge Financial Services, Inc. (the "Company") (OTC:BKOR), the parent company of Bank of Oak Ridge (the "Bank"), announced unaudited financial results for the first quarter of 2018. 2018 First Quarter HighlightsEarnings per share of $0.40 for the three months ended March 31, 2018, up 14 cents from 2017Return on average common stockholders' equity of 12.44% for the three months ended March 31, 2018, compared to 9.21% for 2017Period end loans of $345.5 million, up 1.4% (5.9% annualized) from December 31, 2017Period end deposits of $364.7 million, up 0.8% (3.3% annualized) from December 31, 2017Period end noninterest-bearing deposits of $53.7 million, up 2.6% (10.6% annualized) from December 31, 2017Nonperforming assets of $2.8 million, unchanged from December 31, 2017Tom Wayne, President and Chief Financial Officer, reported, "We were very pleased with the year over year growth in our pretax and after tax net income and earnings per share for 2018 compared to the same period in 2017. Loan and deposit growth was more measured in the first quarter of 2018 compared to all of 2017, but there were less loan opportunities in our market in 2018 than in 2017. I am very pleased with our overall performance in the first quarter of 2018 and thank our stockholders, our dedicated employees, our Board of Directors, and our clients for their continued support."Bank of Oak Ridge's capital ratios remain strong and exceed all regulatory requirements at March 31, 2018. As of March 31, 2018, the Company's stockholders' equity was 7.3% of total assets, compared to 7.2% as of December 31, 2017. Book value per common share was $13.06 as of March 31, 2018, compared to $11.77 as of March 31, 2017.With respect to the consolidated statement of operations for 2018 and 2017, net interest income was $3.8 million for all of 2018, which was an increase from $3.4 million during the same period in 2017. For 2018, the net interest margin was 3.83% compared to 3.73% for the same period in 2017, an increase of 10 basis points.The Company recorded no provision for loan losses in 2018, compared with a provision of $65,000 for 2017. The allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total loans was 1.02% at March 31, 2018 compared to 1.04% at December 31, 2017. The need to supplement the allowance for loan losses in 2018 was reduced by improvement in various quantitative and qualitative factors used in the determination of the allowance. Nonperforming assets represented 0.65% of total assets at March 31, 2018, unchanged from December 31, 2017.Noninterest income totaled $956,000 in 2018, compared with $585,000 in 2017, an increase of $371,000 or 63.4%. The biggest noninterest income category contributing to the increase were gains on sale of SBA loans of $305,000 in 2018. There were no gains on sale of SBA loans in 2017.Noninterest expense totaled $3.6 million in 2018, an increase of $551,000, or 18.2%, from 2017. There were several expense categories that mostly contributed to the overall increase in noninterest expense. Salaries increased due to higher incentive payments in 2018 compared to 2017, salary merit increases that took effect on January 1, 2018, and commissions related to the gain on sale of SBA loans in 2018. Employee benefits increased due to lower post-retirement benefit costs in 2017 compared to 2018. Other expenses increased due to higher check and debit card losses in 2018 compared to 2017, as well as higher expenses in 2018 related to the gain on sale of SBA loans.The enactment of the new federal tax law, signed in late December 2017, positively affected net income for the Company for the current quarter. The law provides for the corporate tax rate to be reduced from 35% to 21%.About Oak Ridge Financial Services, Inc.Oak Ridge Financial Services, Inc. (OTC:BKOR) is the holding company for Bank of Oak Ridge. Bank of Oak Ridge is an employee-owned community bank that delivers personal attention and convenience for every client. Bank of Oak Ridge has been named Best Bank in the Triad six years in a row, a 2017 Top Workplace, one of the Triad's Healthiest Employers, and was the winner of the Better Business Bureau's Torch award for ethics in 2016. We offer a complete range of banking services for individuals and businesses. Bank of Oak Ridge is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.Banking Services | ATM Usage Worldwide | Mobile Banking | Online Billpay | Remote Deposit | Checking | Savings | Mortgage | Insurance | Lending | Wealth ManagementVisit Us | To learn more, visit us during our extended weekday and Saturday hours at one of our convenient locations in Greensboro, Summerfield and Oak Ridge, North Carolina, or call 336.644.9944, or online at www.BankofOakRidge.com.Forward-looking InformationThis earnings 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.  Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, (1) competition in the Company's markets, (2) changes in the interest rate environment, (3) general national, regional or local economic conditions may be less favorable than expected, resulting in, among other things, a deterioration in credit quality and the possible impairment of collectability of loans, (4) legislative or regulatory changes, including changes in accounting standards, (5) significant changes in the federal and state legal and regulatory environment and tax laws, and (6) the impact of changes in monetary and fiscal policies, laws, rules and regulations.  The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.Oak Ridge Financial Services, Inc. Consolidated Balance SheetsMarch 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017(Dollars in thousands)     2018 2017Assets     Cash and due from banks$  8,355 $  8,673Interest-bearing deposits with banks   9,369    18,497Federal Funds sold   4,925    2,298Total cash and cash equivalents   22,649    29,468Securities available-for-saleFull story available on Benzinga.com
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