WARRENTON, Va., Feb. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Fauquier Bankshares, Inc. (the Company) (NASDAQ: FBSS) parent company of The Fauquier Bank (TFB) reported net income of $2.5 million, or $0.66 per share assuming dilution, for the year ended December 31, 2017, compared to $3.7 million, or $0.98 per share assuming dilution, for the year ended December 31, 2016.  The Company reported a net loss of $544,000 for the fourth quarter of 2017, or $(0.14) per share assuming dilution, compared with net income of $1.3 million, or $0.34 per share assuming dilution, for the prior quarter and $808,000, or $0.22 per share assuming dilution, for the fourth quarter of 2016.

The results for the year and quarter ended December 31, 2017 include the effect of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was signed into law on December 22, 2017. Among other things, the Act permanently lowers the federal corporate income tax rate to 21% from the maximum rate prior to the passage of the Act of 35%, effective January 1, 2018. As a result of the reduction of the federal corporate income tax rate, U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) require companies to re-measure their deferred tax assets and deferred tax liabilities, including those accounted for in accumulated other comprehensive income, as of the date of the Act's enactment and record the corresponding effects in income tax expense in the fourth quarter of 2017.  As a result of the permanent reduction in the corporate income tax rate, the Company recognized a $1.7 million reduction in the value of its net deferred tax asset and recorded a corresponding incremental income tax expense of $1.7 million in the Company's consolidated results of operations for the fourth quarter of 2017.  Management expects the negative effect of the Act on the Company's results of operations in 2017 will be recovered over future periods when the lower corporate income tax rate of 21% will be used to calculate income tax expense, which is expected to positively affect the Company's net income.  The Company's evaluation of the effect of the Act is subject to refinement for up to one year after enactment.

For the year ended December 31, 2017, the Company's return on average equity (ROE) and on average assets (ROA) were 4.44% and 0.39%, respectively, compared to 6.82% and 0.60%, respectively, for the year ended December 31, 2016.  For the fourth quarter of 2017, the Company's ROE and ROA were (3.77)% and (0.33)%, respectively, compared to 8.96% and 0.80%, respectively, for the prior quarter and 5.91% and 0.51%, respectively, for the fourth quarter of 2016.  Excluding the effect of the revaluation of the Company's net deferred tax asset, for the year ended December 31, 2017, the Company's adjusted ROE and adjusted ROA were 7.39% and 0.66%, respectively, and for the fourth quarter of 2017, the Company's adjusted ROE and adjusted ROA were 7.72% and 0.69%, respectively.  

Marc Bogan, President and CEO, said, "We are pleased with the progress made in the fourth quarter and the full year of 2017. Excluding the one-time adjustment as a result of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, we were able to increase profitability through growth in our earning assets, improved margins, and expense management.  As we continue to make progress on our strategic goals, we are encouraged by our ability to improve profitability by executing on our mission in seeking excellence through an engaged and empowered team, and building valued relationships with our customers and community.  Our management team recognizes future opportunities and is confident that we will execute our strategic initiatives to grow the balance sheet and net interest income, increase fee income and manage expenses, which will allow us to move toward our goal of becoming a high performing community bank."

Total assets were $644.6 million on December 31, 2017 compared to $631.7 million on September 30, 2017 and $624.4 million on December 31, 2016. Net loans increased $12.4 million or 2.55% to $497.7 million on December 31, 2017 from $485.3 million on September 30, 2017 and increased $39.1 million or 8.53% from $458.6 million on December 31, 2016. Total deposits were $570.0 million on December 31, 2017 compared to $556.2 million and $546.2 million on September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively. Low cost transaction deposits (demand and interest checking accounts) were $361.2 million, an increase of $13.2 million and $12.4 million from September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016, respectively.

Net interest margin was 3.75% for the fourth quarter of 2017, unchanged from the prior quarter and 3.50% for the same period in 2016. Net interest income for the fourth quarter of 2017 increased $149,000 when compared to the prior quarter and increased $555,000 to $5.6 million when compared to $5.1 million for the same period in 2016. Net interest margin was 3.66% for the year ended December 31, 2017 compared to 3.50% for the same period in 2016. Net interest income for the year ended December 31, 2017 increased $1.5 million to $21.3 million when compared to $19.7 million for the same period in 2016.

Nonperforming assets were $10.4 million on December 31, 2017, compared to $13.0 million on December 31, 2016. Included in nonperforming assets on December 31, 2017 were $3.2 million of nonperforming loans and $1.36 million of other real estate owned. The ratio of nonperforming loans to total loans was 0.63% at December 31, 2017 compared to 0.76% at December 31, 2016.

Net loan recoveries for the fourth quarter of 2017 were $541,000 compared to $108,000 in the fourth quarter of 2016. Net loan recoveries for the year ended December 31, 2017 were $49,000, compared to $840,000 for the same period in 2016. Allowance for loan losses was $5.1 million or 1.01% of total loans on December 31, 2017 compared to $4.5 million or 0.98% of total loans on December 31, 2016. The allowance for loan losses coverage ratio was 1.60 times nonperforming loans on December 31, 2017 compared to 1.28 times for the same period in 2016.

Noninterest income increased $93,000 and $95,000 to $1.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to $1.3 million for the prior quarter and same period in 2016, respectively.  For the year ended December 31, 2017, noninterest income increased $171,000 to $5.5 million compared to $5.3 million during the same period in 2016. Noninterest expense for the fourth quarter of 2017 increased $293,000 to $5.3 million compared to $5.0 million for the prior quarter and decreased $71,000 compared to the same period in 2016. Noninterest expense for the year ended December 31, 2017 was $20.8 million compared to $20.9 million for the same period in 2016.

Shareholders' equity increased $1.7 million to $56.1 million on December 31, 2017 compared to $54.5 million on December 31, 2016. The book value per common share was $14.92 as of December 31, 2017. Fauquier Bankshares' stock price closed at $21.90 per share on December 29, 2017.

At December 31, 2017, the Bank's common equity tier 1 capital ratio and tier 1 risk-based capital ratio were 11.43%. The Bank's total risk-based ratio and leverage ratio were 12.41% and 9.17%, respectively, at December 31, 2017. The Bank exceeds all fully phased-in capital requirements of Basel III, effective January 1, 2019, at December 31, 2017.

The Company will continue to focus on its growth and profitability strategy.  Our outlook for 2018 and beyond includes a number of strategic initiatives intended to grow the business and enhance shareholder value.  The following is an update on the Company's progress toward those goals.

  • Maintain a strong net interest margin – quarterly results indicate an improved interest rate margin since the fourth quarter of 2016.
  • Increase commercial and consumer loans at or above the local market while maintaining strong asset quality – growth in net loans of $39.1 million since December 31, 2016 and a decrease in nonperforming assets of $2.7 million since December 31, 2016.
  • Grow noninterest income from secondary market loan sales originated by our mortgage banking business – received necessary approvals and originated our first secondary market loan which resulted in the recognition of noninterest income of $10,000 during the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • Lower operating expenses by cost containment through process, technology and staffing efficiencies – reduced noninterest expenses for the year by $87,000 compared to year end 2016.

Fauquier Bankshares, through its operating subsidiary, The Fauquier Bank is an independent, locally-owned, community bank offering a full range of financial services, including internet banking, mobile banking with mobile deposit, commercial, retail, insurance, wealth management, and financial planning services through eleven banking offices throughout Fauquier and Prince William counties in Virginia. Additional information is available at www.tfb.bank or by calling Investor Relations at (800) 638-3798.

This news release may contain "forward-looking statements" as defined by federal securities laws. These statements address issues that involve risks, uncertainties, estimates and assumptions made by management, and actual results could differ materially from the results contemplated by these forward-looking statements.  Factors that could have a material adverse effect on our operations and future prospects include, but are not limited to, changes in: interest rates and the shape of the interest rate yield curve, general economic conditions, legislative/regulatory policies, monetary and fiscal policies of the U.S. Government, including policies of the U.S. Treasury, the FDIC and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the quality or composition of the loan and/or investment portfolios, demand for loan products, deposit flows, competition, demand for financial services in our market area, our plans to expand our branch network and increase our market share, and accounting principles, policies and guidelines. Other risk factors are detailed from time to time in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Readers should consider these risks and uncertainties in evaluating our forward-looking statements and should not place undue reliance on such statements. We undertake no obligation to update these statements following the date of this news release.

 

FAUQUIER BANKSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA



For the Quarter Ended,

(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

December 31,
2017


September 30,
2017


June 30,
2017


March 31,
2017


December 31,
2016

EARNINGS STATEMENT DATA:










Interest income

$

6,191


$

6,001


$

5,713


$

5,415


$

5,569

Interest expense


556



515



509



469



489

Net interest income


5,635



5,486



5,204



4,946



5,080

Provision for loan losses


125



110



235



50



Net interest income after provision for loan losses


5,510



5,376



4,969



4,896



5,080

Noninterest income


1,378



1,285



1,393



1,412



1,283

Noninterest expense


5,286



4,993



5,150



5,415



5,357

Income before income taxes


1,602



1,668



1,212



893



1,006

Income taxes


2,146



387



222



125



198

Net income (loss)

$

(544)


$

1,281


$

990


$

768


$

808
















PER SHARE DATA:















Net income (loss) per share, basic

$

(0.14)


$

0.34


$

0.26


$

0.20


$

0.22

Net income (loss) per share, diluted

$

(0.14)


$

0.34


$

0.26


$

0.20


$

0.22

Cash dividends

$

0.12


$

0.12


$

0.12


$

0.12


$

0.12

Weighted average shares, basic


3,762,677



3,765,359



3,769,201



3,761,501



3,753,698

Weighted average shares, diluted


3,772,700



3,773,813



3,778,532



3,768,676



3,763,002

Book value at period end

$

14.92


$

15.20


$

14.93


$

14.66


$

14.51
















BALANCE SHEET DATA:















Total assets

$

644,613


$

631,717


$

646,265


$

630,032


$

624,445

Loans, net


497,705



485,326



463,309



451,166



458,608

Investment securities


73,699



68,682



65,539



58,212



51,755

Deposits


570,023



556,209



571,902



551,103



546,157

Transaction accounts (Demand & interest checking accounts)


361,246



348,005



359,725



344,324



348,819

Shareholders' equity


56,142



57,185



56,259



55,267



54,451
















PERFORMANCE RATIOS:















Net interest margin(1)


3.75%



3.75%



3.60%



3.52%



3.50%

Return on average assets


(0.33)%



0.80%



0.63%



0.50%



0.51%

Return on average equity


(3.77)%



8.96%



7.10%



5.68%



5.91%

Efficiency ratio(2)


74.35%



72.62%



76.81%



83.95%



83.01%

Yield on earning assets


4.12%



4.09%



3.94%



3.85%



3.86%

Cost of interest bearing liabilities


0.47%



0.45%



0.45%



0.43%



0.43%



(1)

Net interest margin is calculated as fully taxable equivalent net interest income divided by average earning assets and represents the Company's net yield on its earning assets.

(2)

Efficiency ratio is computed by dividing noninterest expense by the sum of fully taxable equivalent net interest income and noninterest income, net of securities gains or losses.

 

 

FAUQUIER BANKSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA



For the Quarter Ended,

(Dollars in thousands, except for ratios)

December 31,
2017



September 30,
2017



June 30,
2017



March 31,
2017



December 31,
2016


ASSET QUALITY RATIOS:















Nonperforming loans

$

3,180



$

2,431



$

2,322



$

3,207



$

3,523


Other real estate owned (OREO)


1,356




1,356




1,356




1,356




1,356


  Total nonperforming loans and OREO


4,536




3,787




3,678




4,563




4,879


Restructured loans still accruing


4,182




4,361




4,506




4,541




5,305


Student loans (U. S. Government 98% guaranteed) past due 90 or more days and still accruing


1,616




2,129




2,397




2,438




2,538


Other loans past due 90 or more days and still accruing


49




565




104




1




321


Total nonperforming assets

$

10,383



$

10,842



$

10,685



$

11,543



$

13,043






















Nonperforming loans to total loans, period end


0.63%




0.50%




0.50%




0.70%




0.76%


Nonperforming assets to period end total assets


0.70%




0.60%




0.57%




0.72%




0.78%


Allowance for loan losses

$

5,094



$

4,428



$

4,279



$

4,447



$

4,525


Allowance for loan losses to period end loans


1.01%




0.90%




0.92%




0.98%




0.98%


Allowance for loan losses as percentage of nonperforming loans, period end


160.19%




182.15%




184.28%




139.60%




128.44%


Net loan charge-offs (recoveries) for the quarter

$

(541)



$

(39)



$

434



$

97



$

(108)


Net loan charge-offs (recoveries) to average loans


(0.11)%




(0.01)%




0.09%




0.02%




(0.02)%










































CAPITAL RATIOS:




















Tier 1 leverage ratio (Bank only)


9.17%

*



9.51%

*



9.36%

*



9.44%

*



9.23%

*

Common equity tier 1 capital ratio (Bank only)


11.43%

*



12.07%

*



12.35%

*



12.43%

*



12.22%

*

Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio (Bank only)


11.43%

*



12.07%

*



12.35%

*



12.43%

*



12.22%

*

Total risk-based capital ratio (Bank only)


12.41%

*



12.96%

*



13.24%

*



13.38%

*



13.17%

*

Tangible equity to total assets (Consolidated Company)


8.71%




9.05%




8.71%




8.77%




8.72%




*

Reflects Basel III capital requirements effective January 1, 2015. When fully phased-in on January 1, 2019 the rules will require the Bank to maintain a minimum tier 1 leverage ratio of 4.0%, a minimum common equity tier 1 capital ratio of 4.5% plus a "capital conversation buffer" of 2.5% for a total of 7.0%, a tier 1 risk-based capital ratio of 6.0% plus a "capital conservation buffer" of 2.5% for a total of 8.5%, and a total risk-based capital ratio of 8.0% plus a "capital conversation buffer" of 2.5% for a total of 10.5%.

 

 

 FAUQUIER BANKSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA


(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)

For the Year Ended,


December 31,
2017


December 31,
2016

EARNINGS STATEMENT DATA:




Interest income

$

23,320


$

21,574

Interest expense


2,049



1,843

Net interest income


21,271



19,731

Provision for (recovery of) loan losses


520



(508)

Net interest income after provision for (recovery of) loan losses


20,751



20,239

Noninterest income


5,468



5,297

Noninterest expense


20,844



20,925

Income before income taxes


5,375



4,611

Income taxes


2,879



937

Net income

$

2,496


$

3,674







PER SHARE DATA:






Net income per share, basic

$

0.66


$

0.98

Net income per share, diluted

$

0.66


$

0.98

Cash dividends

$

0.48


$

0.48

Weighted average shares, basic


3,764,690



3,753,757

Weighted average shares, diluted


3,773,010



3,763,929







PERFORMANCE RATIOS:






Net interest margin(1)


3.66%



3.50%

Return on average assets


0.39%



0.60%

Return on average equity


4.44%



6.82%

Efficiency ratio(2)


76.80%



82.36%







Net loan charge-offs (recoveries)

$

(49)


$

(840)

Net loan charge-offs (recoveries) to average loans


(0.01)%



(0.19)%



(1)

Net interest margin is calculated as fully taxable equivalent net interest income divided by average earning assets and represents the Company's net yield on its earning assets.

(2)

Efficiency ratio is computed by dividing noninterest expense by the sum of fully taxable equivalent net interest income and noninterest income, net of securities gains or losses.

 

 

FAUQUIER BANKSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

Reconciliation of Certain Non-GAAP Financial Measures


(Dollars in thousands, except for ratios)

(1)

For the Quarter Ended


For the Year Ended



December 31,
2017


December 31,
2016


December 31,
2017


December 31,
2016

Adjusted Net Income and Earnings Per Share









Net income (loss), as reported

A

$

(544)


$

808


$

2,496


$

3,674

Net deferred tax asset revaluation adjustment



1,669





1,669



Adjusted net income

B

$

1,125


$

808


$

4,165


$

3,674

Weighted average shares, assuming dilution

C


3,772,700



3,763,002



3,773,010



3,763,929

Weighted average shares, basic

D


3,762,677



3,753,698



3,764,690



3,753,757

Earnings (loss) per share, assuming dilution













Earnings (loss) per share, assuming dilution, as reported

A/C

$

(0.14)


$

0.22


$

0.66


$

0.98

Adjusted earnings per share, assuming dilution

B/C


0.30



0.22



1.10



0.98

Earnings (loss) per share, basic













Earnings (loss) per share, basic, as reported

A/D


(0.14)



0.22



0.66



0.98

Adjusted earnings per share, basis

B/D

$

0.30


$

0.22


$

1.11


$

0.98

Adjusted Return on Average Equity (ROE)













Average shareholders' equity

E


57,848



54,354



56,360



53,839














ROE, as reported

A/E


(3.73)%



5.91%



4.43%



6.82%

Adjusted ROE

B/E


7.72%



5.91%



7.39%



6.82%



























Adjusted Return on Average Assets (ROA)













Average assets

F

$

648,040


$

630,499


$

633,946


$

616,793

ROA, as reported

A/F


(0.33)%



0.51%



0.39%



0.60%

Adjusted ROA

B/F


0.69%



0.51%



0.66%



0.60%



(1)

The letters included in this column are provided to show how certain non-GAAP amounts presented in the Reconciliation of Certain Non-GAAP Financial Measures are calculated.

 

 

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