Triad Business Bank Celebrates One Year Anniversary and Provides March Quarter Results

Greensboro, North Carolina, UNITED STATES


GREENSBORO, N.C., April 29, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Triad Business Bank (OTC Pink – “TBBC”) was founded a year ago on a vision that it would be “Pivotal to the Economic Success of the Triad’s Business Community”. In the last twelve months, TBBC has delivered on its vision.

Within days of opening, the CARES Act was passed, and TBBC engaged in the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) to provide over $100 million of loans to businesses in need, potentially saving more than 12,000 jobs. In the months that followed, TBBC shifted its focus to building core commercial relationships. On March 16, 2021 Triad Business Bank celebrated our one-year anniversary, and we have much to celebrate. As of March 31, 2021, TBBC had $178 million in gross loans outstanding (including PPP loans) after originating $326 million of core and PPP loans to businesses in the last twelve months. Total deposits have grown to $188 million and over 100 local businesses are using the Bank’s treasury management systems for their cash management needs. The PPP program helped the Bank to develop hundreds of business relationships. Together with these businesses, shareholders, board members and management, TBBC is building a powerful foundation in the Triad. We believe our customers and shareholders will prosper for many years to come,” commented Ramsey K. Hamadi, Chief Executive Officer.

We are pleased to provide our shareholders with the Bank’s March 31, 2021 quarterly results, including linked quarter comparisons and comparisons to the first-twelve months projections provided in the Fall 2019 Investor Presentation:

Linked Quarter Income Statement Highlights:

  • Pre-provision operating loss (prior to provision for loan loss and tax expense) declined to $117,000 from $446,000
  • $1.8 million of PPP fees ($1.4 million net of loan costs) remain unrealized
  • Non-PPP revenue increased 56%
  • Net interest margin expanded 10 basis points to 2.51% from 2.41%
  • Total revenue increased 18% to $1.9 million

Linked Quarter Balance Sheet Highlights:

  • Total assets reached $265 million, a 20% increase
  • Noninterest bearing demand deposit accounts grew 104% to $56 million
  • Net core loans increased 30% to $95 million while net PPP loans increased to $83 million
  • Total deposits increased $39 million to $188 million
  • Core deposits increased $34 million to $179 million
  • Treasury Services exceeded 100 customers
  • Allowance for loan loss increased to $1.2 million, equal to 1.25% of core loans
  • No classified, non-performing or past due assets reported
  • New loan pipeline remained robust at $150 million
  • Small Business Administration repaid $22.5 million of PPP loans in both the March 2021 quarter and the December 2020 quarter
  • Originated $27.6 million of PPP loans in the March 2021 quarter

Select March 31, 2021 financial data compared to management projections provided in the Fall 2019 Investor Presentation (the “Plan”):

  • Total assets reached $265 million, compared to the Plan projection of $186 million
  • Bank employees total 38 compared to 23 projected in the Plan
  • Loans outstanding totaled $178 million compared to our Plan of $114 million
  • Deposits were $188 million compared to our Plan of $142 million
  • Noninterest bearing deposits totaled $56 million compared to $22 million projected in the Plan
  • Treasury customers exceeded 100 businesses with $39 million of noninterest bearing balances compared to our Plan projection of 40 businesses with $20 million in deposits
  • Tangible book value per share of $8.66 compared to our Plan of $8.66; however, adjusting for impairment of the deferred tax asset, the non-GAAP tangible book value per share at March 31, 2021 was $8.90
  • Pre-provision loss for the March quarter was $117,000 compared to $308,000 projected in the Plan

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March Quarter Results

The Bank had a net loss of $397,000 or $0.08 per share, for the March 2021 quarter compared to a net loss of $728,000 or $0.14 per share, in the December quarter. However, when considering results before the provision for loan losses, the linked-quarter operating loss declined 74% to $117,000 in March from $446,000 in December, following net operating losses for the quarters ended September 30, 2020 and June 30, 2020 of $758,000 and $1.0 million, respectively.

The Bank’s primary source of income is the spread it earns between its interest earning assets, which are primarily loans and investments, and the cost it pays for its funding sources, which are primarily deposits. Net interest income increased $184,000 to $1.5 million in the March quarter compared to the December quarter. The Bank’s net interest margin continued to rise to 2.51% in the March quarter from 2.41% in the December 2020 quarter, 1.76% in the September 2020 quarter and 1.45% in the June 2020 quarter. Hamadi commented, “As the Bank continues to build the core loan portfolio, the net interest margin should continue to rise”. In the March quarter, the average balance of core loans increased to $84.2 million from $60.6 million in the December quarter. The weighted average yield on these loans declined to 3.50% in the March quarter from 3.79% in the December quarter. The Bank applies a disciplined pricing model that it believes will yield consistent results over time. In the March quarter, the yield curve steepened which is expected to help the Bank’s margins in future periods.

PPP Update

In the March quarter, the Bank originated 96 new PPP loans totaling $27.6 million. The SBA made $22.5 million of principal forgiveness payments on the Bank’s PPP loan portfolio, which resulted in a $5.1 million net increase in PPP loans to a total of $84.9 million on March 31, 2021. During the March quarter, the Bank realized $746,000 of interest and fee income on the PPP portfolio, a decrease of $135,000 from the prior quarter. On March 31, 2021, the Bank had $1.8 million remaining in unrealized PPP fees ($1.4 million net of unrealized costs). Since inception, the Bank has originated 447 PPP loans for over $134 million. PPP revenue as a percentage of total revenue declined from 54% in the December quarter to 39% in the March quarter. The growth in core earnings of the Bank reduced the reliance on PPP revenue. Core interest income and noninterest income (total revenue less PPP revenue) increased 56% in the March quarter compared to the December quarter.

Treasury Services Update

In March, the Bank added its 100th treasury customer. These customers are businesses that use the Bank’s treasury systems to manage their primary operating accounts. On March 31, 2021, these businesses had $39 million of noninterest bearing deposits, $16 million of other deposits and almost half of core loans outstanding. Treasury fees are an important source of fee income and is expected to grow over time commensurate with activity.   Robin Hager, President and Chief Operating Officer commented, “When we formed the Bank, we chose to invest in what we believe is the best suite of Treasury Management systems on the market. The ease and quality of our systems are bringing us more business relationships than anticipated.”

Loans and Deposits

The Bank’s net loans increased $26.6 million to $177.0 million during the first quarter of 2021, which included a $22.1 million increase in core loans, $4.8 million net increase in PPP loans offset by a $280,000 increase in the Allowance for Loan Losses (“ALLL”).   On March 31, 2021, core loans totaled $95.1 million and surpassed PPP loans which totaled $83.0 million. The ALLL totaled $1.2 million, or 1.25% of core loans on March 31, 2021.

For the March quarter, the Bank originated $65.5 million of new loans which included unfunded commitments. New PPP loans in the amount of $28 million and $23 million of core loans were originated during the first quarter of 2021. Unfunded loans (lines of credit and construction lines) increased from $46.0 million to $52.5 million. For the last twelve months, the Bank originated $326.1 million of loans with $178.2 million in gross loans outstanding on March 31, 2021. Unfunded loans totaled $52.5 million. Loans sold through participations totaled $30.8 million. PPP payoffs and forgiveness payments totaled $51.2 million and other changes totaled $13.4 million.

On March 31, 2021, the Bank had 112 core loans in its portfolio totaling $95.1 million in outstanding balances and $147.6 million of gross core loans including unfunded commitments. The average size of new core loans originated was $1.3 million. On March 31, 2021, 56% of the Bank’s outstanding core loan portfolio was Commercial and Industrial (“C&I”) in nature:

Loan Diversification  
   
Loan Category 3/31/2021 Composition
Other Construction & Land Development$12,518,620 
Non‐Owner Occupied CRE$29,651,385 
   Total CRE $42,170,00644%
   
Owner Occupied RE$23,649,014 
C&I$29,322,816 
   Total C&I $52,971,82956%
   
Other Revolving Loans$1,2870%
   
Total$95,143,122 

Total deposits increased $39.1 million during the quarter and totaled $187.8 million on March 31, 2021, while core deposits increased $34.1 million to $179.0 million. Growth in core deposits was due primarily to growth in noninterest bearing demand balances which increased $28.6 million to $56.0 million. Treasury Services business customers demand balances totaled $39 million of the $56 million of total noninterest bearing balances. Money market, NOW and time deposit balances increased $11 million to $132 million. For the March quarter, the Bank acquired 81 new deposit relationships, bringing the total number of deposit accounts to 581 on March 31, 2021. The average balance of each deposit relationship was $323,000.  

Noninterest Expense

Noninterest expense increased $32,000 to $1.8 million in the March quarter compared to the prior quarter. The increase in expense was due primarily to increased compensation expense.

Due to increased activity, the Bank has a total of 38 employees compared to our Plan projection of 23 employees. The added personnel are in sales, underwriting, treasury management, loan and deposit operations, and customer service management. Hamadi commented, “We could not have planned for the extraordinary events of this last year. Although the PPP revenue in particular is nonrecurring, the unique opportunity of the PPP afforded the Bank the ability to stay ahead of our original operating plan while building a broader and deeper organization capable of growing well beyond the forecast.”

Credit Risk

The Bank had no nonperforming assets and reported no criticized or substandard assets on March 31, 2021. The Bank’s emerging loan portfolio has been underwritten with an eye on the impact COVID-19 is having on cashflows of prospective businesses. Many of these businesses are prospering in the current environment and have either stable or expanding revenues. By building a loan portfolio as the quarantines began, the Bank has been able to assess credit risk with a high level of clarity.

Deferred Tax Asset, Non-GAAP Measure

The Bank’s tangible book value per share on March 31, 2021 was $8.66. Organization and startup costs during the organization period and net operating losses during the first twelve-months of operations created a deferred tax asset of $1.2 million. This asset is currently fully impaired and will be carried at $0 until sufficient, verifiable evidence exists to demonstrate that the deferred tax asset will more likely than not be realized. At that time, the valuation allowance will be reversed. On March 31, 2021, the valuation allowance lowered tangible book value per share by $0.24 from $8.90 (a non-GAAP measurement). On a non-GAAP basis, tangible book value per share fell from $9.02 on December 31, 2020 to $8.90 at March 31, 2021 when adding back the impairment of the deferred tax asset.

Outlook

“As we celebrate our one-year anniversary, we are pleased to see that the opportunity for TBBC in the Triad is greater than our original forecast. TBBC’s assets are 42% greater than Plan; loans are 56% higher and core demand deposit accounts are over 100% greater than Plan. The extraordinary growth over the first year has allowed the Bank to invest more than we expected while not compromising efforts to achieve profitability. We are pleased to have built a larger than projected sales and service team with more bankers, treasury officers and support staff. On March 31, 2021, the Bank had 38 employees versus our Plan of 23. On April 28, 2021 we announced the hiring of a commercial real estate team, led by Robert Gray, President of Commercial Real Estate, and Chad Davis, Senior Commercial Real Estate Lender. We believe the addition of this real estate-based lending team will complement the Bank’s strong C&I focus and is expected to help balance loans with the robust deposit growth. To date, the Bank’s core deposits have increased faster that core loans. At quarter end, the Bank had $1.8 million of deferred PPP revenue ($1.4 million net of deferred costs) that has yet to be recognized. This deferred revenue, should continue to bolster the Bank’s total revenue through late in 2021 at which time we anticipate core operations will be profitable. We are pleased with the Bank’s results on our first anniversary, and as we look forward, we believe TBBC will continue to exceed expectations.” Hamadi commented.

About Triad Business Bank

With three co-equal offices located in Winston-Salem, High Point and Greensboro, Triad Business Bank focuses on meeting the needs of small to midsize businesses and their owners by providing loans, treasury management and private banking, all with a high level of personal attention and best-in-class technology. For more information, visit www.triadbusinessbank.com

Forward Looking Language

This release contains certain forward-looking statements with respect to the financial condition, results of operations and business of Triad Business Bank. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on the beliefs and assumptions of management of Triad Business Bank and on the information available to management at the time that these disclosures were prepared. These statements can be identified by the use of words like “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate” and “believe,” variations of these words and other similar expressions. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Triad Business Bank undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

Triad Business Bank     
          
Balance Sheet (Unaudited) March 31, 2021 December 31, 2020September 30, 2020June 30, 2020
          
 Assets        
 Noninterest-bearing cash $4,899,326  $1,398,613  $736,435  $246,655 
 Interest-bearing due from banks  17,259,583   39,763,399   70,015,162   24,851,368 
 Securities  59,398,336   26,065,622   18,032,330   17,978,181 
 Federal funds sold  -   -   -   - 
          
 PPP Loans  83,016,045   78,173,460   100,057,189   99,731,136 
 Core Loans  95,143,122   73,083,871   49,840,339   13,847,114 
 Allowance for loan loss  (1,190,350)  (910,079)  (628,371)  (173,808)
 Loans net  176,968,817   150,347,252   149,269,157   113,404,442 
          
 Other assets  6,055,184   3,528,292   3,220,127   2,817,054 
 Total assets $ 264,581,247  $ 221,103,178  $ 241,273,211  $ 159,297,700 
          
 Liabilities        
 Demand deposits $55,978,388  $27,409,213  $18,681,865  $32,596,234 
 Interest-bearing NOW  21,956,030   19,067,897   4,737,561   2,670,394 
 Interest-bearing savings & MMA  101,058,331   98,446,048   70,005,273   33,845,514 
 Time deposits  8,818,530   3,806,611   501,000   500,000 
 Total Deposits  187,811,279   148,729,769   93,925,699   69,612,142 
 Other borrowings  20,685,620   24,946,988   99,713,260   41,228,228 
 Fed Funds Purchased  9,346,000   -   -   - 
 Other liabilities  2,523,648   2,569,615   2,238,944   1,963,004 
 Total Liabilities  220,366,548   176,246,372   195,877,903   112,803,374 
          
 Shareholders' Equity        
 Common Stock  49,822,062   49,730,750   49,639,875   49,549,875 
 Accumulated Deficit  (5,801,946)  (5,404,682)  (4,676,843)  (3,464,641)
 AOCI  194,583   530,738   432,276   409,092 
 Total Shareholders' Equity  44,214,699   44,856,806   45,395,308   46,494,326 
          
 Total Liabilities & Shareholders' Equity$ 264,581,247  $ 221,103,178  $ 241,273,211  $ 159,297,700 
          
 Shares outstanding  5,102,984   5,102,984   5,102,984   5,102,984 
 Tangible book value per share $8.66  $8.79  $8.90  $9.11 
          

 


Triad Business Bank      
           
Income Statement (unaudited) For three months ended For three months ended For three months ended For three months ended
    March 31, 2021 December 31, 2020 September 30, 2020 June 30, 2020
 Interest Income        
 Interest & Fees on PPP Loans $745,907  $881,063  $514,893  $378,879 
 Interest & Fees on Core Loans  727,116   577,864   341,619   33,624 
 Interest & Dividend Income on Securities  254,383   155,893   132,261   96,280 
 Interest Income on balances Due from Banks 8,354   9,428   6,623   12,160 
 Other Interest Income  4,548   440   364   - 
 Total Interest Income  1,740,308   1,624,688   995,760   520,943 
           
 Interest Expense        
 Interest on NOW Deposits  53,207   20,350   11,221   4,749 
 Interest on Savings & MMA Deposits  183,260   272,626   147,500   61,929 
 Interest on Time Deposits  12,369   5,373   1,011   219 
 Interest on Borrowings  18,525   41,947   54,271   11,320 
 Other Interest Expense  4,139   -   -   - 
 Total Interest Expense  271,500   340,296   214,003   78,217 
 Net Interest Income  1,468,808   1,284,392   781,757   442,726 
  Provision for Loan Losses  280,271   281,708   454,563   173,808 
 Net Interest Income After Provision for LL  1,188,537   1,002,684   327,194   268,918 
           
 Total Noninterest Income  87,062   19,290   40,230   1,211 
           
 Total Gain(Loss) on Securities  108,488   -   -   - 
           
 Noninterest Expense        
 Salaries & Benefits  1,152,497   1,087,939   924,103   927,050 
 Premises & Equipment  114,060   139,222   114,659   83,024 
 Total Other Noninterest Expense  514,794   522,652   540,864   453,611 
 Total Noninterest Expense  1,781,351   1,749,813   1,579,626   1,463,685 
           
  Loss before Income Tax  (397,264)  (727,839)  (1,212,202)  (1,193,556)
  Income Tax  -   -   -   - 
  Net Loss $ (397,264) $ (727,839) $ (1,212,202) $ (1,193,556)
           
 Net Loss per Share        
  Basic & Diluted $(0.08) $(0.14) $(0.24) $(0.24)
 Weighted Average Shares Outstanding        
  Basic & Diluted  5,102,984   5,102,984   5,102,984   5,066,972 
           
 Pre-Provision, Pre-Tax Loss $(116,993) $(446,131) $(757,639) $(1,019,748)
           

 


Non-GAAP Measures      
       
Tangible Book Value  
  Actual
3/31/2021
 Non-GAAP
3/31/2021
  
Total Shareholders' Equity $44,214,699  $45,424,999   
Shares Outstanding  5,102,984   5,102,984   
Tangible Book Value Per Share $8.66  $8.90   
       
Deferred Tax Asset $1,210,300  $1,210,300   
Valuation Allowance $(1,210,300) $-   
Recorded Deferred Tax Asset  -   1,210,300   
       
Effect of Non-GAAP Measure on Tangible Book Value $0.24     
       
       
During the start-up phase of the Bank, a valuation allowance was created which fully   
impairs the Deferred Tax Asset. When sufficient, verifiable evidence exists    
demonstrating that the Deferred Tax Asset will more likely than not be realized, the    
valuation allowance will be eliminated. The Non-GAAP measure is shown to    
disclose the effect on tangible book value per share at 3/31/2021 had there been no   
valuation allowance at that date.      
       
Pre-Provision Income      
  Qtr Ended
3/31/2021
 Qtr Ended
12/31/2020
 Qtr Ended
9/30/2020
Loss Before Income Tax $(397,264) $(727,839) $(1,212,202)
Provision For Loan Losses $280,271  $281,708  $454,563 
Pre-Provision Income Before Income Tax (Non-GAAP) $(116,993) $(446,131) $(757,639)
       
       

 


Triad Business Bank                  
                   
Key Ratios & Other Information                  
                   
    Quarter Ended     Quarter Ended     Quarter Ended 
    3/31/2021     12/31/2020     9/30/2020  
                   
                   
    Interest     Interest     Interest  
    Income/ Yield/   Income/ Yield/   Income/ Yield/
  Balance Expense Rate Balance Expense Rate Balance Expense Rate
Yield On Average Loans                   
Average PPP Loans $82,415,770  $745,907 3.670% $91,896,995  $881,063 3.810% $99,977,261  $514,893 2.070%
Average Core Loans  84,170,458   727,116 3.500%  60,607,443   577,864 3.790%  32,727,499   341,619 4.200%
                   
Yield on Average Investment Securities$34,984,755  $254,383 2.950% $22,384,551  $155,893 2.770% $18,175,828  $132,261 2.930%
                   
Net Interest Margin                  
Interest Income   $1,740,308     $1,624,688     $995,760  
Interest Expense    271,500      340,296      214,003  
Average Earnings Assets $237,416,584      $211,891,706      $178,851,143     
Net Interest Income & Net Interest Margin   1,468,808 2.509%    1,284,392 2.411%    781,757 1.758%
                   
Loan to Asset Ratio                  
Loan Balance $178,159,167      $151,257,331      $149,897,528     
Total Assets  264,581,247    67.336%  221,103,178    68.410%  241,273,211    62.128%
                   
Leverage Ratio                  
Tier 1 Capital $44,020,116      $44,326,068      $44,963,032     
Avg Total Assets  242,160,119       214,998,592       181,804,169     
Avg FRB Borrowings  22,689,965    20.057%  47,422,123    26.451%  60,676,003    37.120%
                   
Loans                  
Originated Loans $326,056,490      $260,599,521      $198,775,990     
Unfunded Commitments  (52,535,598)      (45,933,914)      (25,713,158)    
Participations Sold  (30,768,439)      (30,048,976)      (13,453,409)    
PPP Payoffs  (51,227,098)      (28,154,553)      (5,630,997)    
Net Unamortized Fees & Costs  (1,465,746)      (1,121,949)      (1,799,218)    
Other Changes  (11,900,441)      (4,082,797)      (2,281,680)    
Total Gross Loans  178,159,167       151,257,331       149,897,528     
                   
                   



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