GLEN BURNIE, Md., May 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Glen Burnie Bancorp (“Bancorp”) (NASDAQ: GLBZ), the bank holding company for The Bank of Glen Burnie (“Bank”), today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020.  Net income for the first quarter was $0.27 million, or $0.09 per basic and diluted common share, as compared to $0.14 million, or $0.05 per basic and diluted common share for the three-month period ended March 31, 2019.

Net loan balances decreased by $7.6 million, or 2.70% during the three-month period ended March 31, 2020, driven by a $7.2 million decline in the indirect automobile loan portfolio, as compared to an increase of $0.2 million, or 0.08% during the same period of 2019.  At March 31, 2020, Bancorp had total assets of $380.5 million.  Bancorp, the oldest independent commercial bank in Anne Arundel County, paid its 111th consecutive quarterly dividend on May 1, 2020.

"The Company is highly focused on navigating the current challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.  While we expect to see an adverse impact to our earnings in the near term, we are confident that we have the right leadership, a solid balance sheet and strong risk management to manage well through the situation," said John D. Long, President and Chief Executive Officer.  “The decrease in net interest income and increase in net interest margin from the year-ago quarter were primarily due to declines in balances and change in the mix of the loan and investment security portfolios, combined with lower rates paid on interest-bearing liabilities.  The decline in rates paid on interest-bearing liabilities is primarily attributable to the five rate cuts by the Federal Reserve from August 2019 through March 2020 with the March 15th movement lowering the federal funds rate to a range of 0% - 0.25%.”

Commenting on the first quarter results, Mr. Long continued, “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused severe disruptions to the global economy and the markets in which we operate.  Our top concerns have shifted to servicing the immediate liquidity needs of our clients, ensuring the health and well-being of our employees and supporting the communities in which we live and serve.  Our teams have been working tirelessly to assist clients by executing the Small Business Administration (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) enacted as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act stimulus legislation, assisting with payment forbearance as appropriate and other relief programs.  We have executed our strategic pandemic plan, which included implementing remote work arrangements to the fullest extent possible, separating individual departments, operating branch lobbies by appointment only, and fully staffing all branch drive-thru lanes.  We are communicating with and encouraging our customers to use our Automatic Teller Machines, online banking, mobile banking and bill pay and are actively promoting social distancing in all aspects of our everyday business.”

In closing, Mr. Long added, “In these very unusual times, our strength and resolve enable us to take exceptional care of our customers, employees and communities.  Based on our capital levels, conservative underwriting policies, on- and off-balance sheet liquidity, strong loan diversification, and current economic conditions within the markets we serve, management expects to navigate the uncertainties associated with the pandemic and remain well-capitalized.  We are closely monitoring the rapid developments regarding the pandemic and remain confident in our long-term strategic vision.”

COVID-19 Operational Response

The Company has business continuity plans in place that cover a variety of potential impacts to business operations.  These plans are periodically reviewed and tested and have been designed to protect the ongoing viability of bank operations in the event of a disruption such as a pandemic.  Beginning in early March 2020, the Company activated its pandemic preparedness plan.  Following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Maryland Governor, the Company implemented enhanced cleaning practices for bank facilities and provided guidance to employees and customers on best practices to minimize the spread of the virus.  The Company modified delivery channels with a shift to drive thru only service at the banking offices supplemented by appointments for service in the office lobbies.  The Company also encouraged the use of online and mobile channels.

To help ensure the availability of staff across all Company locations and departments, the Company took several steps including transitioning many support positions to remote only to minimize the potential for the infection of an entire department or area.  On any given day, approximately 30% of the Company’s employee base are working remotely.  The Company has enhanced its remote work capabilities by providing additional laptops and various audio and video meeting technologies.

We are actively participating in the SBA PPP program and expect to fund it with minimal capital impact.  Under this program, the Bank approved 75 loan requests as of April 30, 2020 that were authorized by the SBA for approximately $13.6 million.

The State of Maryland issued stay-at-home order has disrupted non-essential businesses, caused large disruptions in spending and caused widespread furloughs and layoffs within the workforce.  In response to requests from borrowers who have experienced pandemic-related business or personal cash flow interruptions, and in accordance with recently issued regulatory guidance, we have made short-term loan modifications involving payment deferrals.  As of April 30, 2020, approximately 205 loans with balances of $37.5 million have been approved.

Highlights for the First Three Months of 2020

Total interest income declined $0.2 million or 5.7% to $3.5 million, driven by decreases in interest income on loans and investment securities consistent with declines in the balances of these portfolios, and lower interest earned on overnight funds, mainly attributable to lower market rates.  Beyond pricing pressure/competition and the absolute low level of rates, the current economic outlook and prospects of a sustained historic low interest rate environment will likely continue to place pressure on net interest margin.  Exacerbating the above, the Company has maintained significantly higher levels of excess balance sheet liquidity during the first quarter of 2020.

As a result of minimal charge-offs, reduction in our loan portfolio and strong credit discipline, we were able to recapture a portion of loan loss reserves in the first quarter of 2020.  Bancorp has strong liquidity and capital positions that provide ample capacity for future growth, along with the Bank’s total regulatory capital to risk weighted assets of 13.33% at March 31, 2020, as compared to 13.46% for the same period of 2019.

Return on average assets for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020 was 0.28%, as compared to 0.14% for the three-month period ended March 31, 2019.  Return on average equity for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020 was 2.98%, as compared to 1.59% for the three-month period ended March 31, 2019.  Higher net income and lower average asset balances primarily drove the higher return on average assets; while higher net income primarily drove the higher return on average equity.

The book value per share of Bancorp’s common stock was $12.67 at March 31, 2020, as compared to $12.23 per share at March 31, 2019.

At March 31, 2020, the Bank remained above all “well-capitalized” regulatory requirement levels.  The Bank’s tier 1 risk-based capital ratio was approximately 12.63% at March 31, 2020, as compared to 12.51% at March 31, 2019.  Liquidity remained strong due to managed cash and cash equivalents, borrowing lines with the FHLB of Atlanta, the Federal Reserve and correspondent banks, and the size and composition of the bond portfolio.

Balance Sheet Review

Total assets were $380.5 million at March 31, 2020, a decrease of $4.4 million or 1.15%, from $384.9 million at December 31, 2019.  Investment securities were $70.2 million at March 31, 2020, a decrease of $1.3 million or 1.84%, from $71.5 million at December 31, 2019.  Loans, net of deferred fees and costs, were $277.0 million at March 31, 2020, a decrease of $7.7 million or 2.73%, from $284.7 million at December 31, 2019.  Cash and cash equivalents increased $4.8 million or 35.97%, from December 31, 2019 to March 31, 2020. 

Total deposits were $321.8 million at March 31, 2020, an increase of $0.4 million or 0.11%, from $321.4 million at December 31, 2019.  Noninterest-bearing deposits were $113.3 million at March 31, 2020, an increase of $6.1 million or 5.70%, from $107.2 million at December 31, 2019.  Noninterest-bearing demand deposit balances increased, as customers maintained higher levels of liquidity due to economic uncertainty.  Interest-bearing deposits were $208.5 million at March 31, 2020, a decrease of $5.8 million or 2.69%, from $214.3 million at December 31, 2019.  Total borrowings were $20.0 million at March 31, 2020, a decrease of $5.0 million or 20.00%, from $25.0 million at December 31, 2019.

Stockholders’ equity was $35.9 million at March 31, 2020, an increase of $0.2 million or 0.50%, from $35.7 million at December 31, 2019.  The $0.2 million decrease in accumulated other comprehensive loss drove the increase in stockholders’ equity.

Asset quality, which has trended within a narrow range over the past several years, has remained sound and reflected no impact related to the pandemic at March 31, 2020.  Nonperforming assets, which consist of nonaccrual loans, troubled debt restructurings, accruing loans past due 90 days or more, and other real estate owned, represented 1.26% of total assets at March 31, 2020, as compared to 0.86% for the same period of 2019.

Review of Financial Results

For the three-month periods ended March 31, 2020 and 2019

Net income for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020 was $0.27 million, as compared to $0.14 million for the three-month period ended March 31, 2019.

Net interest income for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020 totaled $3.05 million, as compared to $3.14 million for the three-month period ended March 31, 2019.  Average earning-asset balances decreased $20 million to $366 million for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020, as compared to $386 million for the same period of 2019.  Competitive loan origination pressures as well as a declining interest rate environment drove the decrease in average interest-earning asset balances and yields.

Net interest margin for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020 was 3.34%, as compared to 3.30% for the same period of 2019, an increase of 0.04%.  Lower average balances and yields on interest-earning assets and lower cost of funds on interest-bearing liabilities were the primary drivers of the results.  The average balance on interest-earning assets decreased $20 million while the yield decreased 0.07%.  The cost of funds decreased 0.10% from 0.63% to 0.53% primarily due to the $17 million reduction in borrowed funds year-over-year.

The negative provision for loan losses for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020 was $80,000, as compared to a positive provision of $173,000 for the same period of 2019.  The decrease for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020, when compared to the three-month period ended March 31, 2019, primarily reflects a decrease in the balance of the loan portfolio and net charge offs.  As a result, the allowance for loan losses was $1.92 million at March 31, 2020, representing 0.69% of total loans, as compared to $2.61 million, or 0.87% of total loans at March 31, 2019.

Noninterest income for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020 was $255,000, as compared to $282,000 for the three-month period ended March 31, 2019.  

For the three-month period ended March 31, 2020, noninterest expense was $3.04 million, as compared to $3.08 million for the three-month period ended March 31, 2019.  The primary contributors to the $0.04 million decrease, when compared to the three-month period ended March 31, 2019 were decreases in salary and employee benefits, telephone costs and other expenses, offset by increases in occupancy and equipment expenses, legal, accounting and other professional fees, data processing and item processing services and loan collection costs.

For the three-month period ended March 31, 2020, income tax expense was $75,000 compared with $36,000 for the same period a year earlier.  The effective tax rate was 21.94%, compared with 21.12% for the same period a year ago. 

Glen Burnie Bancorp Information

Glen Burnie Bancorp is a bank holding company headquartered in Glen Burnie, Maryland.  Founded in 1949, The Bank of Glen Burnie® is a locally owned community bank with 8 branch offices serving Anne Arundel County.  The Bank is engaged in the commercial and retail banking business including the acceptance of demand and time deposits, and the origination of loans to individuals, associations, partnerships and corporations.  The Bank’s real estate financing consists of residential first and second mortgage loans, home equity lines of credit and commercial mortgage loans.  The Bank also originates automobile loans through arrangements with local automobile dealers.  Additional information is available at

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements contained herein that are not historical financial information, may be deemed to constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, which could cause the Company’s actual results in the future to differ materially from its historical results and those presently anticipated or projected.  These statements are evidenced by terms such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “should,” “expect,” “believe,” “intend,” and similar expressions.  Although these statements reflect management’s good faith beliefs and projections, they are not guarantees of future performance and they may not prove true.  For a more complete discussion of these and other risk factors, please see the Company’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

(dollars in thousands)     
 March 31, March 31, December 31,
 (unaudited) (unaudited) (audited)
Cash and due from banks$2,658  $2,341  $2,420 
Interest bearing deposits with banks and federal funds sold 15,413   14,194   10,870 
Total Cash and Cash Equivalents 18,071   16,535   13,290 
Investment securities available for sale, at fair value 70,172   61,420   71,486 
Restricted equity securities, at cost 1,199   1,439   1,437 
Loans, net of deferred fees and costs 276,960   299,417   284,738 
Allowance for loan losses (1,918)  (2,605)  (2,066)
Loans, net 275,042   296,812   282,672 
Real estate acquired through foreclosure 705   705   705 
Premises and equipment, net 3,900   3,901   3,761 
Bank owned life insurance 8,062   7,900   8,023 
Deferred tax assets, net 611   1,197   672 
Accrued interest receivable 970   1,110   961 
Accrued taxes receivable 1,174   1,221   1,221 
Prepaid expenses 374   515   406 
Other assets 220   304   308 
Total Assets$ 380,500  $ 393,059  $ 384,942 
Noninterest-bearing deposits$113,264  $107,249  $107,158 
Interest-bearing deposits 208,516   224,364   214,282 
Total Deposits 321,780   331,613   321,440 
Short-term borrowings 20,000   25,000   25,000 
Defined pension liability 323   298   317 
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 2,540   1,693   2,505 
Total Liabilities 344,643   358,604   349,262 
Common stock, par value $1, authorized 15,000,000 shares, issued and outstanding 2,830,358, 2,817,821, and 2,827,473 shares as of March 31, 2020, March 31, 2019, and December 31, 2019, respectively. 2,830   2,818   2,827 
Additional paid-in capital 10,554   10,433   10,525 
Retained earnings 22,522   21,919   22,537 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (49)  (715)  (209)
Total Stockholders' Equity 35,857   34,455   35,680 
Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity$ 380,500  $ 393,059  $ 384,942 

(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)
   Three Months Ended
March 31,
 (unaudited) (unaudited)
Interest income   
Interest and fees on loans$3,071  $3,189 
Interest and dividends on securities 381   400 
Interest on deposits with banks and federal funds sold 47   120 
Total Interest Income 3,499   3,709 
Interest expense   
Interest on deposits 325   332 
Interest on short-term borrowings 126   238 
Total Interest Expense 451   570 
Net Interest Income 3,048   3,139 
Provision for loan losses (80)  173 
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 3,128   2,966 
Noninterest income   
Service charges on deposit accounts 56   61 
Other fees and commissions 159   178 
Gain on securities sold 1   3 
Income on life insurance 39   40 
Total Noninterest Income 255   282 
Noninterest expenses   
Salary and employee benefits 1,705   1,770 
Occupancy and equipment expenses 331   314 
Legal, accounting and other professional fees 252   232 
Data processing and item processing services 234   176 
FDIC insurance costs 51   56 
Advertising and marketing related expenses 25   27 
Loan collection costs 67   13 
Telephone costs 47   66 
Other expenses 329   423 
Total Noninterest Expenses 3,039   3,077 
Income before income taxes 343   171 
Income tax expense (75)  (36)
  Net income $ 268  $ 135 
Basic and diluted net income per common share $ 0.09  $ 0.05 

For the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019     
(dollars in thousands)         
   Additional   Other Total
 Common  Paid-in Retained Comprehensive Stockholders'
 Stock Capital Earnings (Loss)/Income Equity
Balance, December 31, 2018$2,814 $10,401 $22,066  $(1,230) $34,051 
Net income -  -  135   -   135 
Cash dividends, $0.10 per share -  -  (282)  -   (282)
Dividends reinvested under         
dividend reinvestment plan 4  32  -   -   36 
Other comprehensive income -  -  -   515   515 
Balance, March 31, 2019$2,818 $10,433 $21,919  $(715) $34,455 
   Additional   Other Total
 Common  Paid-in Retained Comprehensive Stockholders'
 Stock Capital Earnings (Loss)/Income Equity
Balance, December 31, 2019$2,827 $10,525 $22,537  $(209) $35,680 
Net income -  -  268   -   268 
Cash dividends, $0.10 per share -  -  (283)  -   (283)
Dividends reinvested under         
dividend reinvestment plan 3  29  -   -   32 
Other comprehensive income -  -  -   160   160 
Balance, March 31, 2020$2,830 $10,554 $22,522  $(49) $35,857 


(dollars in thousands)           
          To Be Well
          Capitalized Under
      To Be Considered
  Prompt Corrective
      Adequately Capitalized
  Action Provisions
 AmountRatio AmountRatio AmountRatio
As of March 31, 2020:           
Common Equity Tier 1 Capital 35,73012.63%  12,7264.50%  18,3826.50%
Total Risk-Based Capital 37,69813.33%  22,6248.00%  28,28010.00%
Tier 1 Risk-Based Capital 35,73012.63%  16,9686.00%  22,6248.00%
Tier 1 Leverage 35,7309.34%  15,3094.00%  19,1375.00%
As of December 31, 2019:           
Common Equity Tier 1 Capital$35,69312.47% $12,8784.50% $18,6026.50%
Total Risk-Based Capital$37,79713.21% $22,8958.00% $28,61910.00%
Tier 1 Risk-Based Capital$35,69312.47% $17,1716.00% $22,8958.00%
Tier 1 Leverage$35,6939.26% $15,4144.00% $19,2685.00%
As of March 31, 2019:           
Common Equity Tier 1 Capital$34,68112.51% $12,4724.50% $18,0146.50%
Total Risk-Based Capital$37,31113.46% $22,1728.00% $27,71510.00%
Tier 1 Risk-Based Capital$34,68112.51% $16,6296.00% $22,1728.00%
Tier 1 Leverage$34,6818.68% $15,9834.00% $19,9785.00%


(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)  
 Three Months Ended Year Ended
 March 31, December 31, March 31, December 31,
  2020   2019   2019   2019 
Financial Data       
Assets$380,500  $384,942  $393,059  $384,942 
Investment securities 70,172   71,486   61,420   71,486 
Loans, (net of deferred fees & costs) 276,960   284,738   299,417   284,738 
Allowance for loan losses 1,918   2,066   2,605   2,066 
Deposits 321,780   321,439   331,613   321,440 
Borrowings 20,000   25,000   25,000   25,000 
Stockholders' equity 35,857   35,680   34,455   35,680 
Net income 268   539   135   1,599 
Average Balances       
Assets$382,949  $385,603  $400,064  $387,315 
Investment securities 70,779   68,245   69,939   65,315 
Loans, (net of deferred fees & costs) 281,335   286,427   299,506   292,075 
Deposits 320,606   327,048   323,282   324,565 
Borrowings 23,692   20,323   41,181   25,573 
Stockholders' equity 36,162   35,602   34,346   35,104 
Performance Ratios       
Annualized return on average assets 0.28%  0.55%  0.14%  0.41%
Annualized return on average equity 2.98%  6.00%  1.59%  4.55%
Net interest margin 3.34%  3.42%  3.30%  3.39%
Dividend payout ratio 105%  52%  208%  71%
Book value per share$12.67  $12.62  $12.23  $12.62 
Basic and diluted net income per share 0.09   0.19   0.05   0.57 
Cash dividends declared per share 0.10   0.10   0.10   0.40 
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding 2,829,375   2,826,408   2,816,518   2,821,608 
Asset Quality Ratios       
Allowance for loan losses to loans 0.69%  0.73%  0.87%  0.73%
Nonperforming loans to avg. loans 1.46%  1.45%  0.90%  1.42%
Allowance for loan losses to nonaccrual & 90+ past due loans 46.7%  49.8%  104.7%  49.8%
Net charge-offs annualize to avg. loans 0.10%  0.09%  0.15%  0.12%
Capital Ratios       
Common Equity Tier 1 Capital 12.63%  12.47%  12.51%  12.47%
Tier 1 Risk-based Capital Ratio 12.63%  12.47%  12.51%  12.47%
Leverage Ratio 9.34%  9.26%  8.68%  9.26%
Total Risk-Based Capital Ratio 13.33%  13.21%  13.46%  13.21%


For further information contact:

Jeffrey D. Harris, Chief Financial Officer

106 Padfield Blvd
Glen Burnie, MD 21061