Bancorp of New Jersey, Inc. Announces Record Year for Earnings and Breaks $600 Million in Assets

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FORT LEE, N.J., Jan. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bancorp of New Jersey, Inc. (NYSE MKT:BKJ), holding company for Bank of New Jersey, reported record annual net income as well as record levels for assets and deposits. For the year ended December 31, 2013, net income reached $4.7 million, or $0.87 per diluted share, compared to $4.2 million, or $0.81 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2012 representing an increase of approximately 11%. For the quarter ended December 31, 2013, net income remained level at $1.2 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, as compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2012. The net income generated during the 2013 fiscal year represents the highest net income ever achieved by the company during any fiscal year. The net income generated during the fourth quarter represents the company's twenty-eighth consecutive quarter of profitability.

For the year ended December 31, 2013, net interest income increased by 7.8%, reaching $18.7 million, compared to approximately $17.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2012. For the quarter ended December 31, 2013, net interest income totaled $4.7 million, an increase of approximately $167 thousand, or approximately 3.6%, over approximately $4.6 million of net interest income earned during the fourth quarter of 2012. The increase in net interest income for the year reflects management's focus on loan growth during 2013. The slower growth rate of net interest income during the fourth quarter represents the effect of certain loan payoffs related to construction loans and commercial mortgages. Noninterest expense, net, increased for the year and the quarter ended December 31, 2013, primarily, due to increased costs and salaries associated with expansion of the branch network as well as other costs associated with the overall growth of the bank.  

Bancorp of New Jersey's total assets grew by approximately 7% to a record asset level of $610.8 million at December 31, 2013 compared to $571.4 million at December 31, 2012. Total loans reached $472.5 million at December 31, 2013 compared to $435.7 million at December 31, 2012, an increase of $36.7 million, or 8.4%. Total deposits increased to a record level $553.3 million at December 31, 2013 from $515.7 million at December 31, 2012, an increase of $37.6 million, or 7.3%.  Stockholders equity reached approximately $56.0 million at December 31, 2013 from $53.7 million at December 31, 2012, an increase of approximately $2.2 million, or 4.2%.

Bank of New Jersey, headquartered at 1365 Palisade Avenue, Fort Lee, New Jersey, offers convenient hours and a high level of service for traditional consumer and commercial products and services. The Bank, currently, has 9 branch offices located in Fort Lee (3 locations), Hackensack, Haworth, Harrington Park, Englewood, Cliffside Park, and its most recent opening, in Woodcliff Lake, all in Bergen County, NJ. A tenth location in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, has received regulatory approvals from the FDIC and the NJDOBI and is expected to open in late 2014.

For more information about Bank of New Jersey and its products and services, please visit http://www.bonj.net or call 201-944-8600. 

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Forward-Looking Statements

This press release and other statements made from time to time by Bancorp of New Jersey's management contain express and implied statements relating to our future financial condition, results of operations, credit quality, corporate objectives, and other financial and business matters, which are considered forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are necessarily speculative and speak only as of the date made, and are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties, all of which may change over time. Actual results could differ materially from those expected or implied by such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties which could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from such forward-looking statements include the economic conditions affecting the financial industry and our customers, particularly in our market area; volatility in interest rates and the shape of the yield curve; credit risks and risks associated with real estate, which serves as collateral for a significant portion of our loans; operating, legal, and regulatory risk, including compliance with new laws and regulations; economic, political, and competitive forces affecting the company's lines of business; the extent and timing of actions of the Federal Reserve System; customer acceptance of our products and services; and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission or in other generally disseminated documents. Any statements made that are not historical facts should be considered to be forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update forward-looking statements or to make any public announcement when we consider forward-looking statements to no longer be accurate, whether as a result of new information of future events, except as may be required by applicable law or regulation.

Bancorp of New Jersey, Inc.
Financial Highlights
(unaudited)
(dollars in thousands, except per share data)
         
  Three months ended
December 31,
For the year ended
December 31,
INCOME STATEMENT 2013 2012 2013 2012
Net Interest Income $ 4,735 $ 4,568 $ 18,698 $ 17,347
Provision for loan losses 125 313 810 1,198
Noninterest Expense, net 2,665 2,323 10,178 9,202
Pretax Income 1,945 1,933 7,709 6,947
Tax Expense 778 766 3,055 2,747
Net Income $ 1,167 $ 1,167 $ 4,654 $ 4,200
         
Basic Earnings per Share $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.88 $ 0.81
Diluted Earnings per Share $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.87 $ 0.81
         
Weighted Average Shares – Basic 5,342 5,207 5,289 5,207
Weighted Average Shares – Diluted 5,415 5,223 5,368 5,215
         
SELECTED BALANCE SHEET DATA AT END OF PERIOD 12/31/2013 12/31/2012    
Total Loans $ 472,465 $ 435,729    
Allowance for Loan Losses 5,775 5,072    
Investment Securities 86,851 94,631    
Total Assets 610,791 571,374    
Total Deposits 553,320 515,735    
Stockholders' Equity 55,950 53,720