Press Release

Malvern Bancorp, Inc. Reports Fourth Fiscal Quarter and Fiscal 2018 Results

Company Release - 11/1/2018 7:00 AM ET

PAOLI, Pa., Nov. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLVF) (the "Company"), parent company of Malvern Bank, National Association (“Malvern” or the “Bank”), today reported operating results for the fourth fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2018.   Net income amounted to $2.6 million, or $0.41 per fully diluted common share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2018, compared with net income of $2.0 million, or $0.30 per fully diluted common share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2017. 

For the twelve months ended September 30, 2018, net income amounted to $7.3 million, or $1.13 per fully diluted common share, compared with net income of $5.8 million, or $0.90 per fully diluted common share, for the twelve months ended September 30, 2017. 

Anthony C. Weagley, President and CEO, commented on the financial results: “We continued to see top line revenue climb this quarter, with consistency in the quarterly results. We continue to improve the balance sheet at measured pace with emphasis on maintaining credit quality and controlling operating overhead.  I am also very pleased that on October 9, 2018, we closed an underwritten public offering of shares of our common stock for gross proceeds of $25.0 million and net proceeds of approximately $23.5 million (after deducting the underwriting discount and other estimated offering expenses).  As previously stated, we intend to use the net proceeds of the offering to increase our capital structure, to fund future organic growth and for working capital and other general corporate purposes. We may also use a portion of the net proceeds for future acquisitions, although we have no present commitments or agreements to do so.”   

Highlights for the quarter include:

  • The annualized return on average assets (“ROAA”) was 1.02 percent for the three months ended September 30, 2018, compared to 0.77 percent for the three months ended September 30, 2017, and annualized return on average equity (“ROAE”) was 9.63 percent for the three months ended September 30, 2018, compared with 7.70 percent for the three months ended September 30, 2017. 
  • The Company originated $41.0 million in new loans in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, which was offset in part by $32.2 million in participations, payoffs, prepayments and maturities from its portfolio, resulting in net portfolio growth of $8.8 million over the third quarter of fiscal 2018; new loan originations in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 consisted of $9.5 million in residential mortgage loans, $21.5 million in commercial loans, $7.7 million in construction and development loans and $2.3 million in consumer loans.  
  • Non-performing assets (“NPAs”) were 0.30 percent of total assets at September 30, 2018, compared to 0.32 percent at June 30, 2018 and 0.12 percent at September 30, 2017. The allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total non-performing loans was 293.7 percent at September 30, 2018, compared to 268.5 percent at June 30, 2018 and 694.1 percent at September 30, 2017.
  • The Company’s ratio of shareholders’ equity to total assets was 10.72 percent at September 30, 2018, compared to 10.25 percent at June 30, 2018, and 9.80 percent at September 30, 2017.
  • Book value per common share amounted to $16.84 at September 30, 2018, compared to $16.42 at June 30, 2018 and $15.60 at September 30, 2017.  The efficiency ratio, a non-GAAP measure, was 58.2 percent for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, compared to 52.7 percent in the third quarter of fiscal 2018 and 52.3 percent in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017.
  • The Company’s total assets decreased by $12.1 million at September 30, 2018, compared to September 30, 2017 and is reflective of an investment of our excess cash holdings into loans and allowing higher costing funding to roll off.
Selected Financial Ratios  (unaudited; annualized where applicable)    
       
As of or for the quarter ended:9/30/18 6/30/18 3/31/18 12/31/17 9/30/17  
Return on average assets (1)1.02% 0.85% 0.77% 0.15% 0.77%  
Return on average equity (1)9.63% 8.40% 7.71% 1.55% 7.70%  
Net interest margin (tax equivalent basis) (2)2.85% 2.75% 2.58% 2.47% 2.76%  
Loans / deposits ratio117.62% 114.46% 102.38% 102.19% 106.55%  
Shareholders’ equity / total assets10.72% 10.25% 9.73% 9.76% 9.80%  
Efficiency ratio (1)58.2% 52.7% 57.7% 63.6% 52.3%  
Book value per common share$16.84 $16.42 $16.03 $15.70 $15.60  

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(1)  Annualized.
(2)  Information reconciling non-GAAP measures to GAAP measures is presented elsewhere in this press release.

Net Interest Income

Net interest income on a fully tax-equivalent basis, a non-GAAP measure, was $7.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2018, increasing $443,000, or 6.6 percent, from $6.7 million for the comparable three-month period in fiscal 2017. The change for the three months ended September 30, 2018 primarily was the result of an increase in the average balance of interest earning assets, which increased $31.0 million.  The net interest spread on an annualized tax-equivalent basis was at 2.64 percent and 2.59 percent for the three months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.  For the quarter ended September 30, 2018, the Company’s net interest margin on a tax-equivalent basis increased to 2.85 percent as compared to 2.76 percent for the same three-month period in fiscal 2017.

For the three months ended September 30, 2018, total interest income on a fully tax-equivalent basis, a non-GAAP measure, increased $1.1 million, or 11.8 percent, to $10.7 million, compared to the three months ended September 30, 2017.  Interest income rose in the quarter ended September 30, 2018, compared to the comparable period in fiscal 2017, primarily due to a $76.8 million increase in the average balance of our loans.   Total interest expense increased by $685,000, or 24.3 percent, to $3.5 million, for the three months ended September 30, 2018, compared to the same period in fiscal 2017 primarily due to the increase in average rates. 

The average cost of funds was 1.60 percent for the quarter ended September 30, 2018 compared to 1.32 percent for the same three-month period in fiscal 2017 and, on a linked sequential quarter basis, increased 15 basis points compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2018.

For the twelve months ended September 30, 2018, total interest income on a fully tax equivalent basis increased $6.2 million, or 18.4 percent, to $40.2 million, compared to $33.9 million for the twelve months ended September 30, 2017. Total interest expense increased by $3.5 million, or 37.6 percent, to $13.0 million, for the twelve months ended September 30, 2018, compared to the comparable period in fiscal 2017.  Interest income rose for the twelve months ended September 30, 2018, compared to the comparable period in fiscal 2017 primarily due to a $117.6 million increase in average loan balances. Compared to the same period in fiscal 2017, for the twelve months ended September 30, 2018, average interest earning assets increased $121.5 million, the net interest spread decreased on an annualized tax-equivalent basis by 9 basis points and the net interest margin decreased on an annualized tax-equivalent basis by 6 basis points. 

Earnings Summary for the Period Ended September 30, 2018

The following table presents condensed consolidated statements of income data for the periods indicated.

 
(dollars in thousands, except per share data)
      
For the quarter ended:9/30/186/30/183/31/1812/31/179/30/17
Net interest income$  7,109$  6,976$  6,568$  6,382$  6,707
Provision for loan losses 125 589 240  489
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 6,984 6,387 6,328 6,382 6,218
Other income 429 715 449 1,711 532
Other expense 4,437 4,790 4,105 4,471 3,813
Income before income tax expense 2,976 2,312 2,672 3,622 2,937
Income tax expense 334 69 654 3,219 982
Net income$  2,642$  2,243$  2,018$  403$  1,955
Earnings per common share     
Basic$  0.41$  0.35$  0.31$  0.06$  0.30
Diluted$  0.41$  0.35$  0.31$  0.06$  0.30
Weighted average common shares outstanding:  
Basic 6,464,326 6,453,031 6,448,691 6,445,264 6,441,731
Diluted 6,467,628 6,456,048 6,452,246 6,450,513 6,445,151
           

Other Income

Other income decreased $103,000, or 19.4 percent, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 compared with the same period in fiscal 2017.  The decrease in total other income was due to a $42,000 decrease in net gains on sale of loans, a decrease of $32,000 in other fees and service charges, a $31,000 decrease in net gains on sales of investment securities, and a $4,000 decrease in earnings on bank-owned insurance partially offset by a $6,000 increase in rental income. 

For the twelve months ended September 30, 2018, total other income increased $963,000 compared to the same period in fiscal 2017, primarily a result of a $1.2 million net gain on the sale of real estate, an increase of $276,000 in other fees and service charges and a $41,000 increase in rental income partially offset by a $463,000 decrease in net gains on sales of investment securities, a $52,000 decrease in net gains on sale of loans, and a $25,000 decrease in earnings on bank-owned insurance.   

The following table presents the components of other income for the periods indicated.

(in thousands, unaudited)     
For the quarter ended:9/30/186/30/183/31/1812/31/179/30/17
Service charges and other fees$  230$  530$  237$  271$  262
Rental income – other 72 63 67 66 66
Net gains on sales of investments     31
Net gains on sale of real estate    1,186 
Net gains on sale of loans 6 3 26 67 48
Bank-owned life insurance 121 119 119 121 125
Total other income$  429$  715$  449$  1,711$  532

Other Expense

Total other expense for the three months ended September 30, 2018, increased $624,000, or 16.4 percent, when compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2017. The increase primarily reflected increases in salaries and employee benefits of $453,000, a $53,000 increase in other operating expense, a $92,000 increase in professional fees, a $27,000 increase in occupancy expense, and a $5,000 increase in advertising expense. The increase was partially offset by a $6,000 decrease in data processing expense. The increase in salaries and employee benefits primarily reflects higher compensation to officers and employees to support overall franchise growth. The increase in occupancy expense was mainly due to increased rental expense at branch locations.

For the twelve months ended September 30, 2018, total other expense increased $2.7 million, or 17.5 percent, compared to the same period in fiscal 2017. The increase primarily reflected increases in salaries and employee benefits of $1.1 million, a $997,000 increase in professional fees, a $476,000 increase in other operating expense, a $211,000 increase in occupancy expense, and a $54,000 increase in the federal deposit insurance premium. The increase was partially offset by a $97,000 decrease in data processing expense and a $64,000 decrease in advertising expense. Professional fees reflect increased legal and accounting fees for the period related to prior period restatements, which the Company does not expect to continue into future periods. The increase in occupancy expense was mainly due to increased rental expense at branch locations.

The following table presents the components of other expense for the periods indicated.

(in thousands, unaudited)     
For the quarter ended:9/30/186/30/183/31/1812/31/179/30/17
Salaries and employee benefits$  2,178$  2,024$  2,001$  1,990$  1,725
Occupancy expense 570 577 586 562 543
Federal deposit insurance premium 71 76 75 76 71
Advertising 30 30 38 54 25
Data processing 279 274 267 278 285
Professional fees 565 1,088 450 788 473
Other operating expenses 744 721 688 723 691
Total other expense$  4,437$  4,790$  4,105$  4,471$  3,813

Income Taxes

The Company recorded $334,000 in income tax expense during the three months ended September 30, 2018 compared to $982,000 in income tax expense during the three months ended September 30, 2017. The effective tax rates for the Company for the three months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 were 11.2 percent and 33.4 percent, respectively.

The Company recorded $4.3 million in income tax expense in fiscal 2018 compared to $2.9 million in income tax expense in fiscal 2017. The effective tax rates for the Company for the years ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 were 36.9 percent and 33.4 percent, respectively.

In the first quarter of fiscal 2018, the Company revised its estimated annual effective rate to reflect a change in the federal statutory rate from 35% to 21%, resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was enacted on December 22, 2017. The rate change was administratively effective at the beginning of our fiscal year, using a blended rate for the annual period. As a result, the blended statutory tax rate for the fiscal year is 24.5%. Net deferred income taxes decreased $3.5 million to $3.2 million at September 30, 2018 compared to $6.7 million at September 30, 2017.

In addition, we recognized a tax expense in our tax provision for the quarter ended December 31, 2017 related to adjusting our deferred tax balance to reflect the new corporate tax rate. As a result, income tax expense reported for the first three months was adjusted to reflect the effects of the change in the tax law and resulted in an increase in income tax expense of $2.0 million during the quarter ended December 31, 2017. This amount is the result of a reduction of $323,000 in income tax expense for the three-month period ended December 31, 2017 related to the lower corporate rate and a $2.3 million increase from the application of the newly enacted rates to existing deferred tax assets balances.

Statement of Condition Highlights at September 30, 2018

Highlights as of September 30, 2018, included:

  • Balance sheet strength, with total assets amounting to $1.0 billion at September 30, 2018, decreasing $12.1 million, or 1.0 percent, compared to September 30, 2017 is reflective of an investment of our excess cash holdings into loans and allowing higher costing funding to roll off.

  • The Company’s gross loans were $910.6 million at September 30, 2018, increasing $68.4 million, or 8.1 percent, from September 30, 2017.

  • Total investments were $54.4 million at September 30, 2018, an increase of $4.9 million, or 9.9 percent, compared to September 30, 2017.
  • Deposits totaled $774.2 million at September 30, 2018, a decrease of $16.2 million, or 2.1 percent, compared to September 30, 2017. 

  • Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) advances totaled $118.0 million at September 30, 2018 and September 30, 2017.

  • Subordinated debt totaled $24.5 million at September 30, 2018 and $24.3 million at September 30, 2017, respectively. 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Condition

The following table presents condensed consolidated statements of condition data as of the dates indicated.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Condition (unaudited)
      
(in thousands)     
At quarter ended:9/30/186/30/183/31/1812/31/179/30/17
Cash and due from depository institutions$  1,563$  1,447$  1,566$  1,636$  1,615
Interest bearing deposits in depository institutions 29,271 45,934 120,144 127,006 115,521
Investment securities, available for sale, at fair value 24,298 34,348 44,341 44,503 14,587
Investment securities held to maturity 30,092 31,004 33,052 33,893 34,915
Restricted stock, at cost 8,537 8,781 8,583 5,930 5,559
Loans receivable, net of allowance for loan losses 902,136 893,355 837,314 806,764 834,331
Accrued interest receivable 3,800 3,571 3,583 3,344 3,139
Property and equipment, net 7,181 7,240 7,357 7,374 7,507
Deferred income taxes, net 3,195 3,920 3,713 3,791 6,671
Bank-owned life insurance 19,403 19,282 19,163 19,045 18,923
Other assets 4,475 4,693 4,500 3,872 3,244
Total assets$1,033,951$1,053,575$1,083,316$1,057,158$1,046,012
Deposits$  774,163$  787,932$   825,569$  797,099$  790,396
FHLB advances 118,000 123,000 118,000 118,000 118,000
Other short-term borrowings 2,500 2,500 2,500 5,000 5,000
Subordinated debt 24,461 24,421 24,382 24,342 24,303
Other liabilities 4,004 7,749 7,503 9,521 5,793
Shareholders' equity 110,823 107,973 105,362 103,196 102,520
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity$1,033,951$1,053,575$1,083,316$1,057,158$1,046,012
           

The following table reflects the composition of the Company’s deposits as of the dates indicated.

Deposits (unaudited)       
(in thousands)     
At quarter ended:9/30/186/30/183/31/1812/31/179/30/17
Demand:     
Non-interest bearing$  41,677$  48,296$  38,444$  45,756$  42,121
Interest-bearing 184,073 198,410 190,602 161,278 155,579
Savings 44,642 44,629 44,716 41,631 44,526
Money market 270,834 276,807 293,813 293,674 276,404
Time 232,937 219,790 257,994 254,760 271,766
Total deposits$  774,163$787,932$825,569$797,099$  790,396
           

Loans

Total net loans amounted to $902.1 million at September 30, 2018 compared to $834.3 million at September 30, 2017, for a net increase of $67.8 million or 8.1 percent for the period.  The allowance for loan losses amounted to $9.0 million and $8.4 million at September 30, 2018 and September 30, 2017, respectively.  Average loans during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018 totaled $909.0 million as compared to $832.2 million during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2017, representing a 9.2 percent increase. 

At the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2018, the loan portfolio remained weighted toward two primary components: commercial and the core residential portfolio, with commercial real estate accounting for 69.3 percent and single-family residential real estate loans accounting for 21.7 percent of the loan portfolio.  Construction and development loans amounted to 5.1 percent and consumer loans represented 3.9 percent of the loan portfolio at such date.   Total gross loans increased $68.4 million, to $910.6 million at September 30, 2018 compared to $842.1 million at September 30, 2017.  The increase in the loan portfolio at September 30, 2018 compared to September 30, 2017, primarily reflected an increase of $77.0 million in commercial loans and a $4.7 million increase in residential mortgage loans. These increases were partially offset by a $7.3 million decrease in construction and development loans and a $6.0 million reduction in consumer loans at September 30, 2018 as compared to September 30, 2017. 

For the quarter ended September 30, 2018, the Company originated total new loan volume of $41.0 million, which was offset by loan payoffs of $17.3 million, prepayments totaling $8.7 million, and amortization of $6.2 million.

The following reflects the composition of the Company’s loan portfolio as of the dates indicated.

      
Loans (unaudited)      
(in thousands)     
At quarter ended: 9/30/18  6/30/18  3/31/18  12/31/17  9/30/17 
Residential mortgage$197,219 $192,901 $184,318 $186,831 $192,500 
Construction and Development:     
Residential and commercial 37,433  39,845  35,213  34,627  35,622 
Land 9,221  15,565  21,727  18,599  18,377 
Total construction and development 46,654  55,410  56,940  53,226  53,999 
Commercial:     
Commercial real estate 493,929  477,584  445,995  427,610  437,760 
Farmland 12,066  12,058  12,069  1,711  1,723 
Multi-family 45,102  45,204  32,608  32,716  39,768 
Other 80,059  82,856  75,368  71,933  74,837 
Total commercial 631,156  617,702  566,040  533,970  554,088 
Consumer:     
Home equity lines of credit 14,884  14,446  15,538  16,811  16,509 
Second mortgages 18,363  19,063  19,960  21,304  22,480 
Other 2,315  2,311  2,404  2,435  2,570 
Total consumer 35,562  35,820  37,902  40,550  41,559 
Total loans 910,591  901,833  845,200  814,577  842,146 
Deferred loan costs, net 566  546  579  624  590 
Allowance for loan losses (9,021) (9,024) (8,465) (8,437) (8,405)
Loans Receivable, net$902,136 $893,355 $837,314 $806,764 $834,331 
                

At September 30, 2018, the Company had $124.3 million in overall undisbursed loan commitments, which consisted primarily of unused commercial lines of credit, home equity lines of credit and available usage from active construction facilities.   The Company's current "Approved, Accepted but Unfunded" pipeline, includes approximately $49.9 million in commercial and construction loans and $2.5 million in residential mortgage loans expected to fund over the next 90 days.

Asset Quality

Non-accrual loans were $2.7 million at September 30, 2018 an increase of $1.6 million or 158.9 percent, as compared to $1.0 million at September 30, 2017.  Other real estate owned (“OREO”) remained at zero at both September 30, 2018 and September 30, 2017. The increase in non-accrual loans at September 30, 2018 compared to September 30, 2017 was primarily due to eight residential mortgage loans with an aggregate outstanding balance of approximately $1.3 million, ten consumer loans with an aggregate outstanding balance of approximately $306,000, and one legacy commercial loan, with an aggregate outstanding balance of approximately $520,000 moving to non-accrual status during fiscal 2018.   Total performing troubled debt restructured(‘TDR’) loans were $18.6 million at September 30, 2018 and $2.2 million at September 30, 2017. The increase in TDR loans at September 30, 2018 compared to September 30, 2017 was primarily due to two commercial loans with an aggregate outstanding balance of approximately $16.4 million moving to performing TDR status in the second fiscal quarter of 2018.   

At September 30, 2018, non-performing assets totaled $3.1 million, or 0.30 percent of total assets, as compared with $1.2 million, or 0.12 percent of total assets, at September 30, 2017. The increase in non-performing assets at September 30, 2018 compared to September 30, 2017 was primarily due to the addition of eight residential mortgage loans with an aggregate outstanding balance of approximately $1.3 million, one commercial loan with an outstanding balance of approximately $520,000 and ten consumer loans with an aggregate outstanding balance of approximately $306,000 moving into non-accrual status and a $308,000 increase in residential mortgage loans receivable greater than 90 days and accruing.  The portfolio of non-accrual loans at September 30, 2018 was comprised of fifteen residential real estate loans with an aggregate outstanding balance of approximately $1.8 million, one commercial real estate loan with an outstanding balance of $520,000, and twelve consumer loans with an aggregate outstanding balance of approximately $350,000.     

The following table presents the components of non-performing assets and other asset quality data for the periods indicated.

      
(dollars in thousands, unaudited)     
As of or for the quarter ended: 9/30/18  6/30/18  3/31/18  12/31/17  9/30/17 
Non-accrual loans(1)$  2,687 $2,023 $2,129 $2,242 $  1,038 
Loans 90 days or more past due and still accruing 385  1,338  475  345  173 
Total non-performing loans 3,072  3,361  2,604  2,587  1,211 
Other real estate owned          
Total non-performing assets$  3,072 $3,361 $2,604 $2,587 $  1,211 
Performing troubled debt restructured loans$  18,640 $18,693 $18,666 $2,222 $  2,238 
      
Non-performing assets / total assets 0.30% 0.32% 0.24% 0.24% 0.12%
Non-performing loans / total loans 0.34% 0.37% 0.31% 0.32% 0.14%
Net charge-offs (recoveries)$  128 $  30 $  212 $  (32)$  1 
Net charge-offs (recoveries) / average loans(2) 0.06% 0.01% 0.10% (0.02)% 0.00%
Allowance for loan losses / total loans 0.99% 1.00% 1.00% 1.04% 1.00%
Allowance for loan losses / non-performing loans 293.7% 268.5% 325.1% 326.1% 694.1%
      
Total assets$1,033,951 $1,053,575 $1,083,316 $1,057,158 $1,046,012 
Total gross loans 910,591  901,833  845,200  814,577  842,146 
Average loans  908,962  864,348  827,483  822,941   832,205 
Allowance for loan losses 9,021  9,024  8,465  8,437  8,405 

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(1)  22 loans totaling approximately $1.8 million, or 67.1% of the total non-accrual loan balance, were making payments at September 30, 2018.
(2)  Annualized.

The allowance for loan losses at September 30, 2018 amounted to approximately $9.0 million, or 0.99 percent of total loans, compared to $8.4 million, or 1.00 percent of total loans, at September 30, 2017.  The Company had a $125,000 provision for loan losses during the quarter ended September 30, 2018 compared to $489,000 for the quarter ended September 30, 2017.  For the twelve months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, the Company had a $954,000 and $2.8 million, respectively, provision for loan losses.  Provision expense was lower during fiscal 2018 due to a decrease in loan footings from extraordinary payoffs and paydowns during the first fiscal quarter of 2018.

Capital

At September 30, 2018, our total shareholders' equity amounted to $110.8 million, or 10.72 percent of total assets, compared to $102.5 million at September 30, 2017.  The Company’s book value per common share was $16.84 at September 30, 2018, compared to $15.60 at September 30, 2017.  At September 30, 2018, the Bank’s common equity tier 1 ratio was 15.09 percent, tier 1 leverage ratio was 12.71 percent, tier 1 risk-based capital ratio was 15.09 percent and the total risk-based capital ratio was 16.13 percent.  At September 30, 2017, the Bank’s common equity tier 1 ratio was 14.75 percent, tier 1 leverage ratio was 12.02 percent, tier 1 risk-based capital ratio was 14.75 percent and the total risk-based capital ratio was 15.78 percent.  At September 30, 2018, the Bank was in compliance with all applicable regulatory capital requirements.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Reported amounts are presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"). The Company's management believes that the supplemental non-GAAP information provided in this press release is utilized by market analysts and others to evaluate a company's financial condition and, therefore, that such information is useful to investors. These disclosures should not be viewed as a substitute for financial results determined in accordance with GAAP, nor are they necessarily comparable to non-GAAP performance measures presented by other companies.

The Company’s other income is presented in the table below including and excluding net investment securities gains. The Company’s management believes that many investors desire to evaluate other income without regard to such gains.

      
(in thousands)     
For the quarter ended:9/30/186/30/183/31/1812/31/179/30/17
Other income as reported under GAAP$  429$  715$  449$  1,711$  532
Less: Net investment securities gains and gains on sale of real estate    1,186 31
Other income, excluding net investment securities gains and gains on sale of real estate, non-GAAP$  429$  715$  449$  525$  501
           

“Efficiency ratio” is a non-GAAP financial measure and is defined as other expense, excluding certain non-core items, as a percentage of net interest income on a tax equivalent basis plus other income, excluding net securities gains, calculated as follows:

      
(dollars in thousands)     
For the quarter ended:9/30/18
 6/30/18
 3/31/18
 12/31/17
 9/30/17
 
Other expense as reported under GAAP$  4,437 $  4,790 $  4,105 $  4,471 $  3,813 
Less: non-core items(1)  16  713  43  72  29 
Other expense, excluding non-core items, non-GAAP$  4,421 $4,077 $4,062  $4,399  $  3,784 
Net interest income (tax equivalent basis), non-GAAP$  7,172 $7,021  $6,597  $6,393  $  6,729 
Other income, excluding net investment securities gains and gains on sale of real estate, non-GAAP 429  715  449  525  501 
Total$  7,601 $7,736  $7,046  $6,918  $  7,230 
      
Efficiency ratio, non-GAAP 58.2% 52.7% 57.7% 63.6% 52.3%
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(1)  Included in non-core items are costs which include expenses related to the Company’s corporate restructuring initiatives, such as professional fees, litigation and settlement costs, severance costs, and external payroll development costs related to such restructuring initiatives. Non-core items for the quarter ended June 30, 2018 consisted of additional legal and accounting fees arising out of matters pertaining to prior period restatements. The Company believes these adjustments are necessary to provide the most accurate measure of core operating results as a means to evaluate comparative results.
 

The Company’s efficiency ratio, calculated on a GAAP basis without excluding net investment securities gains and without deducting non-core items from other expense, follows:

For the quarter ended:9/30/186/30/183/31/1812/31/179/30/17
Efficiency ratio on a GAAP basis58.9%62.3%58.5%55.2%52.7%

Net interest margin, which is non-interest income as a percentage of average interest-earning assets, is presented on a fully tax equivalent (“TE”) basis as we believe this non-GAAP measure is the preferred industry measurement for this item.  The Company revised its estimated annual effective rate to reflect a change in the federal statutory rate from 35% to 21%, resulting from the enactment of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.  The TE basis adjusts GAAP interest income and yields for the tax benefit of income on certain tax-exempt investments using the blended statutory rate of 24.5% for the current period and 34% for each of the prior periods presented.  Below is a reconciliation of GAAP net interest income to the TE basis and the related GAAP basis and TE net interest margins for the periods presented.

      
(dollars in thousands)     
For the quarter ended: 9/30/18  6/30/18  3/31/18  12/31/17  9/30/17 
Net interest income (GAAP)$  7,109 $  6,976 $  6,568 $  6,382 $  6,707 
Tax-equivalent adjustment(1)  63  45  29  11  22 
TE net interest income, non-GAAP$  7,172 $  7,021 $  6,597 $  6,393 $  6,729 
      
Net interest income margin (GAAP) 2.82% 2.73% 2.57% 2.46% 2.75%
Tax-equivalent effect   0.03    0.02    0.01    0.01    0.01 
Net interest margin (TE), non-GAAP 2.85% 2.75% 2.58% 2.47% 2.76%
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(1) Reflects tax-equivalent adjustment for tax exempt loans and investments.
 

The following table sets forth the Company’s consolidated average statements of condition for the periods presented.

Condensed Consolidated Average Statements of Condition (unaudited)
      
(in thousands)     
      
For the quarter ended: 9/30/18   6/30/18   3/31/18   12/31/17   9/30/17 
Investment securities$64,848 $75,932 $77,961 $59,453 $50,899 
Loans 908,962  864,348  827,483  822,941  832,205 
Allowance for loan losses (9,077) (8,589) (8,426) (8,419) (8,120)
All other assets 72,535  120,730  157,126  194,017  134,501 
Total assets 1,037,268  1,052,421  1,054,144  1,067,992  1,009,485 
Non-interest bearing deposits$43,330 $45,124 $40,034 $42,760 $45,969 
Interest-bearing deposits 732,489  746,341  754,820  766,105  705,841 
FHLB advances 118,326  118,121  118,000  118,000  118,000 
Other short-term borrowings 2,522  2,555  4,945  5,000  6,033 
Subordinated debt 24,440  24,399  24,360  24,322  24,282 
Other liabilities 6,457  9,072  7,283  8,086  7,748 
Shareholders’ equity 109,704  106,809  104,702  103,719  101,612 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity$1,037,268 $1,052,421 $1,054,144 $1,067,992 $1,009,485 
      

About Malvern Bancorp, Inc.

Malvern Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Malvern Bank, National Association, a national bank that was originally organized in 1887 as a federally-chartered savings bank. Malvern Bank, National Association now serves as one of the oldest banks headquartered on the Philadelphia Main Line. For more than a century, Malvern Bank has been committed to helping people build prosperous communities as a trusted financial partner, forging lasting relationships through teamwork, respect and integrity.

Malvern Bank conducts business from its headquarters in Paoli, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia and through its eight other banking locations in Chester, Delaware and Bucks counties, Pennsylvania and Morristown, New Jersey, its New Jersey regional headquarters.  The Bank also operates representative offices in Palm Beach, Florida and Montchanin, Delaware.  Its primary market niche is providing personalized service to its client base.  

Malvern Bank, through its Private Banking division and strategic partnership with Bell Rock Capital in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, provides personalized wealth management and advisory services to high net worth individuals and families. These services include banking, liquidity management, investment services, 401(k) accounts and planning, custody, tailored lending, wealth planning, trust and fiduciary services, family wealth advisory services and philanthropic advisory services. The Bank offers insurance services though Malvern Insurance Associates, LLC, which provides clients a rich array of financial services, including commercial and personal insurance and commercial and personal lending.

For further information regarding Malvern Bancorp, Inc., please visit our web site at http://ir.malvernbancorp.com. For information regarding Malvern Bank, National Association, please visit our web site at http://www.mymalvernbank.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward looking statements. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They often include words like "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate" and "intend" or future or conditional verbs such as "will," "would," "should," "could" or "may." Certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results include changes in the interest rate environment, changes in general economic conditions, legislative and regulatory changes that adversely affect the business of Malvern Bancorp, Inc., and changes in the securities markets. Except as required by law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect changes in beliefs, expectations or events.


MALVERN BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CONDITION

     
(in thousands, except for share and per share data) September 30, 2018  September 30, 2017
(unaudited)     
       
ASSETS      
         
Cash and due from depository institutions $1,563  $1,615 
Interest bearing deposits in depository institutions  29,271   115,521 
Total cash and cash equivalents  30,834   117,136 
Investment securities available for sale, at fair value (amortized cost of  $24.8 million and $14.9 million at September 30, 2018 and September 30, 2017, respectively)  24,298   14,587 
Investment securities held to maturity (fair value of $29.0 million and $34.6 million at September 30, 2018 and September 30, 2017, respectively)  30,092   34,915 
Restricted stock, at cost  8,537   5,559 
Loans receivable, net of allowance for loan losses  902,136   834,331 
Accrued interest receivable  3,800   3,139 
Property and equipment, net  7,181   7,507 
Deferred income taxes, net  3,195   6,671 
Bank-owned life insurance  19,403   18,923 
Other assets  4,475   3,244 
Total assets $1,033,951  $1,046,012 
LIABILITIES      
Deposits:      
Non-interest bearing $41,677  $42,121 
Interest-bearing  732,486   748,275 
Total deposits  774,163   790,396 
FHLB advances  118,000   118,000 
Other short-term borrowings  2,500   5,000 
Subordinated debt  24,461   24,303 
Advances from borrowers for taxes and insurance  1,305   1,553 
Accrued interest payable  784   694 
Other liabilities  1,915   3,546 
Total liabilities  923,128   943,492 
SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY      
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 10,000,000 shares, authorized, none issued      
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, issued and outstanding: 6,580,879 shares at September 30, 2018 and 6,572,684 shares at September 30, 2017    66     66 
Additional paid in capital  61,099   60,736 
Retained earnings  50,412   43,139 
Unearned Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) shares  (1,338)  (1,483)
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)  584   62 
Total shareholders’ equity  110,823   102,520 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $1,033,951  $1,046,012 
 


MALVERN BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

  Three Months Ended September 30, Twelve Months Ended September 30, 
(in thousands, except for share and per share data)   2018  2017  2018  2017 
(unaudited)             
Interest and Dividend Income             
Loans, including fees $10,041 $8,915 $36,862 $30,841 
Investment securities, taxable  262  197  1,094  1,561 
Investment securities, tax-exempt  60  70  251  492 
Dividends, restricted stock  134  65  467  257 
Interest-bearing cash accounts  120  282  1,356  631 
  Total Interest and Dividend Income  10,617  9,529  40,030  33,782 
Interest Expense             
Deposits  2,559  1,843  9,200  6,236 
Short-term borrowings  14  22  68  34 
Long-term borrowings  552  561  2,200  2,176 
Subordinated debt  383  396  1,527  1,000 
Total Interest Expense  3,508  2,822  12,995  9,446 
Net interest income  7,109  6,707  27,035  24,336 
Provision for Loan Losses  125  489  954  2,791 
Net Interest Income after Provision for
  Loan Losses
  6,984  6,218  26,081  21,545 
Other Income             
Service charges and other fees  230  262  1,268  992 
Rental income-other  72  66  268  227 
Net gains on sales of investments    31    463 
Net gains on sale of real estate      1,186   
Net gains on sale of loans  6  48  102  154 
Earnings on bank-owned life insurance  121  125  480  505 
Total Other Income  429  532  3,304  2,341 
Other Expense             
Salaries and employee benefits  2,178  1,725  8,193  7,114 
Occupancy expense  570  543  2,295  2,084 
Federal deposit insurance premium  71  71  298  244 
Advertising  30  25  152  216 
Data processing  279  285  1,098  1,195 
Professional fees  565  473  2,891  1,894 
Other operating expenses  744  691  2,876  2,400 
Total Other Expense  4,437  3,813  17,803  15,147 
Income before income tax expense  2,976  2,937  11,582  8,739 
Income tax expense  334  982  4,276  2,922 
Net Income  $2,642 $1,955 $7,306 $5,817 
              
Earnings per common share             
Basic $0.41 $0.30 $1.13 $0.90 
Diluted $0.41 $0.30 $1.13 $0.90 
Weighted Average Common Shares
  Outstanding
             
Basic  6,464,326  6,441,731  6,456,154  6,431,445 
Diluted  6,467,628  6,445,151  6,459,510  6,432,137 
 
 
MALVERN BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
SELECTED QUARTERLY FINANCIAL AND STATISTICAL DATA
  
 Three Months Ended
(in thousands, except for share and per share data) (annualized where applicable) 9/30/20186/30/20189/30/2017
(unaudited)     
Statements of Operations Data   
    
Interest income$10,617 $10,198 $9,529 
Interest expense 3,508  3,222  2,822 
Net interest income 7,109  6,976  6,707 
Provision for loan losses 125  589  489 
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 6,984  6,387  6,218 
Other income 429  715  532 
Other expense 4,437  4,790  3,813 
Income before income tax expense 2,976  2,312  2,937 
Income tax expense 334  69  982 
Net income$2,642 $2,243 $1,955 
Earnings (per Common Share)   
Basic$0.41 $0.35 $0.30 
Diluted$0.41 $0.35 $0.30 
Statements of Condition Data (Period-End)   
Investment securities available for sale, at fair value$24,298 $34,348 $14,587 
Investment securities held to maturity (fair value of $29.0 million, $30.0 million and $34.6 million) 30,092  31,004  34,915 
Loans, net of allowance for loan losses 902,136  893,355  834,331 
Total assets 1,033,951  1,053,575  1,046,012 
Deposits 774,163  787,932  790,396 
FHLB advances 118,000  123,000  118,000 
Short-term borrowings 2,500  2,500  5,000 
Subordinated debt 24,461  24,421  24,303 
Shareholders' equity 110,823  107,973  102,520 
Common Shares Dividend Data    
Cash dividends$ $ $ 
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding   
Basic 6,464,326  6,453,031  6,441,731 
Diluted 6,467,628  6,456,048  6,445,151 
Operating Ratios   
Return on average assets 1.02% 0.85% 0.77%
Return on average equity 9.63% 8.40% 7.70%
Average equity / average assets 10.58% 10.15% 10.07%
Book value per common share (period-end)$16.84 $16.42 $15.60 
Non-Financial Information (Period-End)   
Common shareholders of record 405  406  427 
Full-time equivalent staff 85  87  81 


Investor Relations:
Joseph D. Gangemi
SVP & CFO
(610) 695-3676

Investor Contact:
Ronald Morales
(610) 695-3646

 

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Source: Malvern Bancorp, Inc.