Parke Bancorp, Inc. Announces Record First Quarter 2021 Earnings

April 22, 2021 5:56 PM EDT

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WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J., April 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --

Highlights:

Net Income:

$9.4 million, Q1 results also reflected a $500,000 loan loss provision

Revenue:

$22.8 million for Q1 2021

Total Assets: 

$2.10 billion,  increased 1.2% over December 31, 2020

Total Loans: 

$1.55 billion,  decreased 1.1% over December 31, 2020

Total Deposits:

$1.73 billion,  increased 8.7% over December 31, 2020

Parke Bancorp, Inc. ("Parke Bancorp" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: "PKBK"), the parent company of Parke Bank, announced its operating results for the quarter ended  March 31, 2021.

Highlights for the three months ended March 31, 2021:

  • Net income available to common shareholders was $9.4 million, or $0.79 per basic common share and $0.78 per diluted common share for the three months ended March 31, 2021, an increase of $2.2 million, or 30.8%, compared to net income available to common shareholders of $7.2 million, or $0.61 per basic common share and $0.60 per diluted common share for the same quarter in 2020. The increase is primarily driven by an increase in net interest income, reduced loan loss provision, and higher non-interest income, partially offset by higher non-interest expense.
  • Net interest income increased 10.6% to $16.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2021, compared to $15.2 million for the same period in 2020.

The following is a recap of the significant items that impacted the first quarter of 2021:

Interest income decreased $1.0 million for the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020, primarily due to the impact of lower interest rates on average deposits held in the Federal Reserve Bank (FRB). The Federal Reserve Board reduced interest rates in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Interest expense decreased $2.6 million for the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020, primarily due to lower interest rates on deposits.

The provision for loan losses decreased $896,000 to $500,000 for the first quarter of 2021, compared to the same period in 2020. The decrease in the provision was primarily due to lower loan growth over the quarter in addition to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

For the first quarter of 2021, non-interest income increased $1,249,000, compared to the same period of 2020, primarily attributable to an increase in service fees from deposit accounts related to our cannabis related businesses.

Non-interest expense increased $901,000 for the first quarter 2021, compared to the same period of 2020, primarily due to an increase in professional fees related to our BSA remediation efforts, and various other expense categories as a result of the growth of the Company.

Income tax expense increased $693,000 for the first quarter 2021 compared to the same period in 2020. The effective tax rate for first quarter was 25.4% compared to 25.7% for the same period in 2020.

March 31, 2021 discussion of financial condition

  • Total assets increased to $2.10 billion at March 31, 2021, from $2.08 billion at December 31, 2020, an increase of $24.8 million, or 1.2%, primarily due to an increase in cash deposits with the Federal Reserve Bank.
  • Cash and cash equivalents totaled $504.4 million at March 31, 2021, as compared to $458.6 million at December 31, 2020.
  • The investment securities portfolio decreased to $19.1 million at March 31, 2021, from $21.1 million at December 31, 2019, a decrease of $2.0 million, or 9.5%, primarily due to pay downs of securities.
  • Gross loans decreased to $1.55 billion at March 31, 2021, from $1.57 billion at December 31, 2020, a decrease of $17.7 million or 1.1%.
  • Nonperforming loans at March 31, 2021 decreased to $7.2 million, representing 0.46% of total loans, a decrease of $1.6 million, from $8.7 million of nonperforming loans at December 31, 2020. OREO at March 31, 2021 was $124,000, a decrease of $15,000 compared to $139,000 at December 31, 2020, primarily due to the sales of OREO assets. Nonperforming assets (consisting of nonperforming loans and OREO) represented 0.35% and 0.43% of total assets at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively. Loans past due 30 to 89 days were $385,000 at March 31, 2021, an decrease of $2.4 million from December 31, 2020.
  • The allowance for loan losses was $30.2 million at March 31, 2021, as compared to $29.7 million at December 31, 2020. The ratio of the allowance for loan losses to total loans was 1.95% and 1.90% at March 31, 2021 and at December 31, 2020, respectively. The ratio of allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans was 421.1% at March 31, 2021, compared to 340.2%, at December 31, 2020.
  • Total deposits were $1.73 billion at March 31, 2021, up from $1.59 billion at December 31, 2020, an increase of $138.3 million or 8.7% compared to December 31, 2020. Deposit growth was primarily due to an increase in non-interest bearing demand, savings, and time deposits.
  • Total borrowings were $144.2 million at March 31, 2021, a decrease of $123.0 million, compared to December 31, 2020, primarily due to the repayment of $90.0 million in advances from the Federal Reserve Bank for the SBA PPP Loans.
  • Total equity increased to $209.9 million at March 31, 2021, up from $202.6 million at December 31, 2020, an increase of $7.3 million, or 3.6%, primarily due to the retention of earnings.

CEO outlook and commentary

Vito S. Pantilione, President and Chief Executive Officer of Parke Bancorp, Inc. and Parke Bank, provided the following statement:

"I'm glad to see 2020 come to an end and 2021 begin. 2020 was one of the most difficult years that this country and the world have faced in decades. A lot of lives were lost, and businesses destroyed. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic is still playing a major role in our lives and the economy. Unemployment remains high and many businesses continue to close. There are signs that things are starting to improve, with over 30% of the country having received the COVID-19 vaccine. Surprisingly, COVID-19 positive tests are increasing and if the numbers don't decline, restrictions could be reinstated in some cities and states. It is a slow process with everyone needing to remain diligent.

Parke Bank had record earnings in the first quarter of 2021 with Net Income growing 31% over the first quarter of 2020, to $9.4 million. The increase in Net Income is attributable to many factors, including maintaining tight control of expenses, lower cost of funds, increased fee income and a lower loan loss provision. The lower loan loss provision was primarily due to our slow loan growth in the first quarter of 2021. Our deposits increased to $1.73 billion, however, interest expense decreased $2.6 million from the first quarter of 2020 due to lower interest rates on deposits. Contributing to the increase in deposits was the growth of our deposits from cannabis related businesses. A continued focus of our Company is our asset quality. Nonperforming loans at March 31, 2021 decreased $1.6 million to $7.2 million, to 0.46% of total loans. OREO decreased to $124,000 with one of the two remaining properties under agreement of sale and pending closing.

The future remains uncertain. There are positive signs in the economy with cities and states allowing businesses to open and increase capacity. The continued vaccination of the Country should help further the goal of getting back to normal, although "normal" may never be the same. We don't see strong loan growth in 2021, as it is difficult to underwrite available cash flow in many businesses and industries during this pandemic. We will continue working hard and staying focused to keep tight controls on our expenses, maintain strong reserves, and continue strengthening our capital position."

Forward Looking Statement Disclaimer

This release may contain forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which may cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors; our ability to maintain a strong capital base, strong earning and strict cost controls; our ability to generate strong revenues with increased interest income and net interest income; our ability to ensure our Company and our loan loss provision is  well positioned for the future as the COVID-19 pandemic continues; our ability to continue to reduce our nonperforming loans and delinquencies and the expenses associated with them; our ability to realize a high recovery rate on disposition of troubled assets; our ability to continue to pay a dividend in the future; our ability to enhance shareholder value in the future; our ability to continue growing our Company, our earnings and shareholders' equity; and our ability to continue to grow our loan portfolio; the possibility of additional corrective actions or limitations on the operations of Parke Bancorp and Parke Bank being imposed by banking regulators, therefore, readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Parke Bancorp, Inc. does not undertake, and specifically disclaims, any obligations to publicly release the results of any revisions that may be made to any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such circumstance.

In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic is having an adverse impact on the Company, its customers and the communities it serves. Given its ongoing and dynamic nature, it is difficult to predict the full impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on our business. The extent of such impact will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain, including when the coronavirus can be controlled and abated and when and how the economy may be reopened. As the result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the related adverse local and national economic consequences, we could be subject to any of the following risks, any of which could have a material, adverse effect on our business, financial condition, liquidity, and results of operations: the demand for our products and services may decline, making it difficult to grow assets and income; if the economy is unable to substantially reopen, and high levels of unemployment continue for an extended period of time, loan delinquencies, problem assets, and foreclosures may increase, resulting in increased charges and reduced income; collateral for loans, especially real estate, may decline in value, which could cause loan losses to increase; our allowance for loan losses may increase if borrowers experience financial difficulties, which will adversely affect our net income; the net worth and liquidity of loan guarantors may decline, impairing their ability to honor commitments to us; as the result of the decline in the Federal Reserve Board's target federal funds rate to near 0%, the yield on our assets may decline to a greater extent than the decline in our cost of interest-bearing liabilities, reducing our net interest margin and spread and reducing net income; due to a decline in our stock price or other factors, and our cyber security risks are increased as the result of an increase in the number of employees working remotely.

(PKBK-ER)

Financial Supplement:

Table 1: Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)

Parke Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Consolidated Balance Sheets

March 31,

December 31,

2021

2020

 (Amounts in thousands)

Assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

504,357

$

458,601

Investment securities

19,105

21,106

Loans held for sale

544

200

Loans, net of unearned income

1,547,739

1,565,807

Less: Allowance for loan losses

(30,210)

(29,698)

Net loans

1,517,529

1,536,109

Premises and equipment, net

6,597

6,698

Bank owned life insurance (BOLI)

27,142

27,002

Other assets

27,868

28,606

   Total assets

$

2,103,142

$

2,078,322

Liabilities and Equity

Non-interest bearing deposits

$

530,233

$

428,860

Interest bearing deposits

1,200,533

1,163,583

FHLBNY borrowings

101,650

134,650

PPPLF advances from FRB

90,026

Subordinated debentures

42,589

42,542

Other liabilities

18,193

16,064

   Total liabilities

1,893,198

1,875,725

Total shareholders' equity

208,622

200,925

Noncontrolling interest in consolidated subsidiaries

1,322

1,672

   Total equity

209,944

202,597

   Total liabilities and equity

$

2,103,142

$

2,078,322

 

Table 2: Consolidated Income Statements (Unaudited)

For three months endedMarch 31,

2021

2020

(Amounts in thousands, except share data)

Interest income:

Interest and fees on loans

$

20,238

$

20,328

Interest and dividends on investments

200

278

Interest on federal funds sold and deposits with banks

123

951

Total interest income

20,561

21,557

Interest expense:

Interest on deposits

2,827

5,451

Interest on borrowings

928

907

Total interest expense

3,755

6,358

Net interest income

16,806

15,199

Provision for loan credit losses

500

1,396

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

16,306

13,803

Non-interest income

Gain on sale of SBA loans

45

Other loan fees

265

241

Bank owned life insurance income

140

146

Service fees on deposit accounts

1,612

568

Net loss on sale and valuation adjustment of OREO

(21)

(132)

Other

196

165

Total non-interest income

2,237

988

Non-interest expense

Compensation and benefits

2,625

2,545

Professional services

853

355

Occupancy and equipment

544

480

Data processing

345

317

FDIC insurance and other assessments

261

141

OREO expense

15

111

Other operating expense

1,127

920

Total non-interest expense

5,770

4,869

Income before income tax expense

12,773

9,922

Income tax expense

3,247

2,554

Net income attributable to Company and noncontrolling interest

9,526

7,368

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest

(97)

(156)

Net income attributable to Company

9,429

7,212

Less: Preferred stock dividend

(7)

(8)

Net income available to common shareholders

$

9,422

$

7,204

Earnings per common share

Basic

$

0.79

$

0.61

Diluted

$

0.78

$

0.60

Weighted average common shares outstanding

Basic

11,872,246

11,848,964

Diluted

12,108,846

12,008,200

 

Table 3: Operating Ratios

Three months ended

March 31,

2021

2020

Return on average assets

1.81

%

1.62

%

Return on average common equity

18.69

%

15.92

%

Interest rate spread

2.99

%

2.99

%

Net interest margin

3.26

%

3.43

%

Efficiency ratio

30.30

%

30.08

%

* Return on the average assets is calculated using net income attributable to Company and noncontrolling interest dividing average assets

 

Table 4: Asset Quality Data

March 31,

December 31,

2021

2020

(Amounts in thousands except ratio data)

Allowance for loan losses

$

30,210

$

29,698

Allowance for loan losses to total loans

1.95

%

1.90

%

Allowance for loan losses to non-accrual loans

421.10

%

340.22

%

Non-accrual loans

$

7,174

$

8,729

OREO

$

124

$

139

 

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