Summit State Bank Reports 29% Increase in Net Income to $3,796,000 for Third Quarter 2021 and Declaration of Dividend

Santa Rosa, California, UNITED STATES


SANTA ROSA, Calif., Oct. 27, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Summit State Bank (Nasdaq: SSBI) today reported net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 of $3,796,000 and diluted earnings per share of $0.63. This compares to net income of $2,954,000 and diluted earnings per share of $0.49 for the quarter ended September 30, 2020. Additionally, a quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share was declared for common shareholders.

Dividend

The Board of Directors declared a $0.12 per share quarterly dividend on October 26, 2021 to be paid on November 18, 2021 to shareholders of record on November 11, 2021.

In September the Bank announced that its Board of Directors declared a 10% stock dividend to be paid on or about November 4, 2021 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on October 29, 2021. Each shareholder of the Bank will receive one additional share of stock for every ten shares owned on the record date of October 29, 2021. Cash will be paid in lieu of fractional shares based on the closing price of the common stock on the record date. These stock dividends will also receive a $0.12 per share quarterly dividend to shareholders of record on November 11, 2021 to be paid on November 18, 2021.

Net Income and Results of Operations

Net income increased $842,000 or 29% the third quarter of 2021 compared to third quarter of 2020. Net interest income increased to $9,585,000 in the third quarter of 2021 compared to $7,740,000 in the third quarter of 2020.

“Last month the Bank announced that it will be issuing a 10% stock dividend to each shareholder of record as of the close of business on October 29, 2021,” said Brian Reed, President and CEO. “We are pleased to see that the Bank’s ongoing financial performance can deliver meaningful returns like this to our shareholders. We are optimistic about the Bank’s long-term outlook as we see many local businesses recovering from the impacts of COVID and we continue growing in our communities through strong banking relationships.”

The net interest margin for the third quarter of 2021 was 4.31%, annualized return on average assets was 1.68% and annualized return on average equity was 18.54%. In the third quarter of 2020, net interest margin was 3.77%, annualized return on average assets was 1.41% and annualized return on average equity was 16.05%. The Bank is experiencing growth in its margin due to a reduction in cost of funds; this reduction was caused by repricing high-cost maturing deposits and an increase in low-cost, non-maturing deposit volume.

Interest income increased to $10,601,000 in the third quarter of 2021 compared to $9,170,000 in the third quarter of 2020, this was an increase of 16%. The change is attributable to a $1,513,000 increase in interest income from growth in the Bank’s core loan portfolio and a $109,000 decrease in interest income net of fees and costs due to reduction of Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan payoffs. The fees collected from all SBA PPP loans are amortized over the life of the loan and upon forgiveness the remaining fee income, net of cost, is taken into interest income. In the third quarter of 2021, the Bank recorded $632,000 in PPP fees net of costs; the Bank has $565,000 in remaining PPP fees net of costs left to amortize.

“Since the onset of the pandemic, the Bank funded over 860 PPP loans totaling $134,000,000. We have actively worked with our customers who received over $101,900,000 in forgiveness from the SBA to date,” said Reed. “We are diligently assisting our customers to request forgiveness from the SBA for the remaining balance of PPP loans that are on our books. Currently the Bank has approximately $32,100,000 in SBA loans remaining to be forgiven.”

Loans increased 8% to $792,504,000 at September 30, 2021 compared to $726,859,000 at September 30, 2020. Excluding PPP loans, loans increased 21% to $760,378,000 at September 30, 2021 compared to $630,149,000 at September 30, 2020. Total deposits increased 9% to $749,007,000 at September 30, 2021 compared to $688,026,000 at September 30, 2020.

Non-interest income increased in the third quarter of 2021 to $1,359,000 compared to $1,188,000 in the third quarter of 2020. The Bank recognized $951,000 in gains on sales of SBA guaranteed loan balances in the third quarter of 2021 compared to $786,000 in gains on sales of SBA guaranteed loans balances in the third quarter of 2020.

Operating expenses increased $1,316,000 or 31% in the third quarter of 2021 to $5,550,000 compared to $4,234,000 in the third quarter of 2020. The increase in expenses is primarily due to a $533,000 increase in Stock Appreciation Rights benefits, a $305,000 increase in commissions directly related to the Bank’s loan portfolio growth, a $207,000 increase in salaries and benefits net of deferred fees and costs, a $127,000 increase in marketing and donations, and an $80,000 increase in reserve for undisbursed loans. The Bank’s efficiency ratio increased from 47.44% for the third quarter of 2020 to 50.72% for the third quarter of 2021.

Nonperforming assets were $416,000 or 0.05% of total assets at September 30, 2021 compared to $267,000 or 0.03% on September 30, 2020. The nonperforming assets on September 30, 2021 consist of 2 loans that are secured by real property and another loan that has a State of California guarantee.

The Bank had no provision expense in the third quarter of 2021. The allowance for credit losses to total loans including SBA-guaranteed PPP loans was 1.42% on September 30, 2021 and 1.14% on September 30, 2020. Excluding $32,126,000 of PPP loan balances, the non-GAAP financial measurement ratio of allowance for credit losses increases to 1.48% and 1.31% on September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively. The Bank also maintains an allowance for credit loss on unfunded loan commitments, the balance is $536,000 at September 30, 2021 compared to $381,000 at September 30, 2020.

Since the onset of the COVID pandemic, the Bank processed Credit Relief requests for 120 loans totaling $176,230,000. As of September 30, 2021, all deferred loans are now current and customers are paying on those loans as agreed with the exception of one which is still on principal and interest deferral. This loan totals $992,000 or 0.1% of the loan portfolio excluding PPP loans, has a loan to value of 56%, and is real estate secured.

Reed further explains “we remain diligent about providing support to our customers as we navigate in the uncertain post-pandemic times. Our ability to maintain improved financial performance in our core operations is a testament to our unwavering support of our customers, communities and employees.”

About Summit State Bank

Summit State Bank, a local community bank, has total assets of $923 million and total equity of $82 million at September 30, 2021. Headquartered in Sonoma County, the Bank specializes in providing exceptional customer service and customized financial solutions to aid in the success of local small businesses and nonprofits throughout Sonoma County.

Summit State Bank is committed to embracing the diverse backgrounds, cultures, and talents of its employees to create high performance and support the evolving needs of its customers and the community it serves. At the center of diversity is inclusion, collaboration, and a shared vision for delivering superior service to customers and results for shareholders. Presently, 65% of management are women and minorities with 60% represented on the Executive Management Team. Through the engagement of its team, Summit State Bank has received many esteemed awards including: Best Business Bank, Best Places to Work in the North Bay, Top Community Bank Loan Producer, Raymond James Bankers Cup, and Super Premier Performing Bank. Summit State Bank’s stock is traded on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol SSBI. Further information can be found at www.summitstatebank.com.

Forward-looking Statements

Except for historical information contained herein, the statements contained in this news release, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. This release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties may include but are not necessarily limited to fluctuations in interest rates, inflation, government regulations and general economic conditions, and competition within the business areas in which the Bank will be conducting its operations, including the real estate market in California and other factors beyond the Bank’s control. Such risks and uncertainties could cause results for subsequent interim periods or for the entire year to differ materially from those indicated. You should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements, which reflect management’s view only as of the date hereof. The Bank undertakes no obligation to publicly revise these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

            
SUMMIT STATE BANK
STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In thousands except earnings per share data)
            
            
     Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
     September 30, 2021 September 30, 2020 September 30, 2021 September 30, 2020
     (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
            
Interest income:       
 Interest and fees on loans$10,159 $8,753 $29,752 $24,903
 Interest on deposits with banks 11  10  25  61
 Interest on investment securities 360  364  1,139  1,126
 Dividends on FHLB stock 71  43  176  189
   Total interest income 10,602  9,170  31,092  26,279
Interest expense:       
 Deposits 720  1,138  2,471  3,927
 Federal Home Loan Bank advances 202  198  589  632
 Junior Subordinated Debt 94  94  281  281
   Total interest expense 1,015  1,430  3,341  4,840
   Net interest income before provision for credit losses 9,586  7,740  27,751  21,439
Allowance for credit losses (1) -  500  335  1,600
   Net interest income after provision for credit losses 9,586  7,240  27,416  19,839
Non-interest income:       
 Service charges on deposit accounts 227  201  638  593
 Rental income 89  89  264  264
 Net gain on loan sales 951  786  2,459  1,803
 Net securities gain -  3  56  874
 Other income 92  109  234  277
   Total non-interest income 1,359  1,188  3,652  3,811
Non-interest expense:       
 Salaries and employee benefits 3,326  2,573  9,496  7,727
 Occupancy and equipment 394  415  1,227  1,222
 Other expenses 1,830  1,246  4,704  3,923
   Total non-interest expense 5,550  4,234  15,426  12,872
   Income before provision for income taxes 5,396  4,194  15,641  10,778
Provision for income taxes 1,598  1,240  4,629  3,190
   Net income$3,798 $2,954 $11,013 $7,588
            
Basic earnings per common share$0.63 $0.49 $1.81 $1.25
Diluted earnings per common share$0.63 $0.49 $1.81 $1.25
            
Basic weighted average shares of common stock outstanding 6,073  6,070  6,071  6,070
Diluted weighted average shares of common stock outstanding 6,073  6,074  6,073  6,073
            
(1) Allowance in 2021 reported with current expected credit loss ("CECL") method, all prior period allowance is reported in accordance with previous GAAP incurred loss method.
            


         
SUMMIT STATE BANK
BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands except share data)
         
         
    September 30, 2021 December 31, 2020September 30, 2020
    (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
         
ASSETS     
         
Cash and due from banks$37,772 $30,826 $24,257
   Total cash and cash equivalents 37,772  30,826  24,257
         
Investment securities:     
 Available-for-sale (at fair value; amortized cost of $68,507,     
  $66,335 and $58,390) 68,803  67,952  60,001
   Total investment securities 68,803  67,952  60,001
         
Loans, less allowance for credit losses of $11,453, $8,882 and $8,393 (1) 792,504  745,939  726,859
Bank premises and equipment, net 5,772  5,994  6,129
Investment in Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost 4,320  3,429  3,429
Goodwill  4,119  4,119  4,119
Accrued interest receivable and other assets 9,302  7,595  9,014
         
   Total assets$922,592 $865,854 $833,808
         
LIABILITIES AND     
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY     
         
Deposits:      
 Demand - non interest-bearing$229,557 $199,097 $200,352
 Demand - interest-bearing 115,253  88,684  76,694
 Savings 47,251  42,120  37,132
 Money market 163,640  167,113  140,008
 Time deposits that meet or exceed the FDIC insurance limit 31,279  35,765  35,160
 Other time deposits 162,027  193,516  198,680
   Total deposits 749,007  726,295  688,026
         
Federal Home Loan Bank advances 80,000  53,500  61,300
Junior subordinated debt 5,887  5,876  5,873
Accrued interest payable and other liabilities 5,715  4,554  5,185
         
   Total liabilities 840,609  790,225  760,384
         
Shareholders' equity     
 Preferred stock, no par value; 20,000,000 shares authorized;     
  no shares issued and outstanding -  -  -
 Common stock, no par value; shares authorized - 30,000,000 shares;     
  issued and outstanding 6,077,100, 6,069,600 and 6,069,600 37,014  36,981  36,981
 Retained earnings   44,761  37,510  35,309
 Accumulated other comprehensive income, net 208  1,138  1,134
         
   Total shareholders' equity 81,983  75,629  73,424
         
   Total liabilities and shareholders' equity$922,592 $865,854 $833,808
         
(1) Allowance in 2021 reported with current expected credit loss ("CECL") method, all prior period allowance is reported in accordance with previous GAAP incurred loss method.
         


Financial Summary
(Dollars in thousands except per share data)
         
  As of and for the As of and for the
  Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
  September 30, 2021 September 30, 2020 September 30, 2021 September 30, 2020
  (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
Statement of Income Data:        
Net interest income $9,585  $7,740  $27,751  $21,439 
Provision for credit losses (5)  -   500   335   1,600 
Non-interest income  1,359   1,188   3,651   3,811 
Non-interest expense  5,550   4,234   15,427   12,872 
Provision for income taxes  1,598   1,240   4,629   3,190 
Net income $3,796  $2,954  $11,011  $7,588 
         
Selected per Common Share Data:        
Basic earnings per common share $0.63  $0.49  $1.81  $1.25 
Diluted earnings per common share $0.63  $0.49  $1.81  $1.25 
Dividend per share $0.12  $0.12  $0.36  $0.36 
Book value per common share (1) $13.51  $12.10  $13.51  $12.10 
         
Selected Balance Sheet Data:         
Assets $922,592  $833,808  $922,592  $833,808 
Loans, net (5)  792,504   726,859   792,504   726,859 
Deposits  749,007   688,026   749,007   688,026 
Average assets  898,680   830,976   886,794   771,638 
Average earning assets  881,444   814,013   870,288   754,749 
Average shareholders' equity  81,234   73,018   78,109   70,528 
Nonperforming loans  416   267   416   267 
Total nonperforming assets  416   267   416   267 
Troubled debt restructures (accruing)  2,146   2,203   2,146   2,203 
         
Selected Ratios:        
Return on average assets (2)  1.68%  1.41%  1.66%  1.31%
Return on average common shareholders' equity (2)  18.54%  16.05%  18.85%  14.33%
Efficiency ratio (3)  50.71%  47.44%  49.22%  52.81%
Net interest margin (2)  4.31%  3.77%  4.26%  3.78%
Common equity tier 1 capital ratio  10.14%  10.65%  10.14%  10.65%
Tier 1 capital ratio  10.14%  10.65%  10.14%  10.65%
Total capital ratio  12.25%  12.90%  12.25%  12.90%
Tier 1 leverage ratio  8.54%  8.10%  8.54%  8.10%
Common dividend payout ratio (4)  19.20%  24.64%  19.85%  28.80%
Average shareholders' equity to average assets  9.04%  8.79%  8.81%  9.14%
Nonperforming loans to total loans  0.05%  0.04%  0.05%  0.04%
Nonperforming assets to total assets  0.05%  0.03%  0.05%  0.03%
Allowance for credit losses to total loans (5)  1.42%  1.14%  1.42%  1.14%
Allowance for credit losses to total loans excluding PPP (5)* 1.48%  1.31%  1.48%  1.31%
Allowance for credit losses to nonperforming loans (5) 2756.36%  3146.32%  2756.36%  3146.32%
     
(1) Total shareholders' equity divided by total common shares outstanding.    
(2) Annualized.    
(3) Non-interest expenses to net interest and non-interest income, net of securities gains.     
(4) Common dividends divided by net income available for common shareholders.    
(5) Allowance in 2021 reported with current expected credit loss ("CECL") method, all prior period allowance is reported in accordance with previous GAAP incurred loss method.
         
*Non-GAAP Financial Measures:        
This news release contains a non-GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) financial measure in addition to results presented in accordance with GAAP for the allowance for credit losses to total loans excluding PPP loans. The Bank has presented this non-GAAP financial measure in the earnings release because it believes that it provides useful information to assess the Bank’s allowance for credit loss reserves. This non-GAAP financial measure has inherent limitations, is not required to be uniformly applied, and is not audited. Further, this non-GAAP financial measure should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the allowance for credit losses to total loans determined in accordance with GAAP and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other financial institutions. Reconciliation of the GAAP and non-GAAP financial measurement is presented below.


             
    September 30, 2021 June 30, 2021 March 31, 2021 December 31, 2020 September 30, 2020
    (In thousands)
             
Allowance for Credit Losses (ACL) on loans to Loans receivable, excluding SBA PPP loans
             
Allowance for credit losses on loans (1)  $11,453  $11,482  $11,476  $8,882  $8,393 
             
Loans receivable (GAAP)   $803,957  $765,461  $761,416  $754,820  $735,252 
     Excluding SBA PPP loans 32,126   48,166   32,032   69,583   96,710 
Loans receivable, excluding SBA PPP (non-GAAP)$771,831  $717,296  $729,384  $685,237  $638,542 
          
ACL on loans to Loans receivable (GAAP) 1.42%  1.50%  1.51%  1.18%  1.14%
ACL on loans to Loans receivable, excluding SBA PPP loans (non-GAAP) 1.48%  1.60%  1.57%  1.30%  1.31%
             
(1) Allowance in 2021 reported using current expected credit loss ("CECL") method, all 2020 and prior periods' allowance are reported in accordance with previous GAAP using the incurred loss method.
             

Contact: Brian Reed, President and CEO, Summit State Bank (707) 568-4908