Fairfax, VA – FVCBankcorp, Inc. (OTCQX:FVCB) (the “Company”) reported consolidated earnings of $1.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2016, or $0.20 diluted earnings per share, an increase of $711 thousand, or 69.1%, compared with the 2015 fourth quarter net income of $1.0 million, or $0.12 diluted earnings per share. Net income was $6.9 million and $5.4 million for the years ended December 31, 2016, and 2015, respectively, an increase of $1.5 million, or 27.9%. Diluted earnings per share was $0.79 and $0.64 for the respective periods. The increase in net income reflects the strong loan growth funded by low-cost deposits.
“2016 was a pivotal year in the Company’s existence, as we achieved record earnings and higher asset growth than the preceding year,” stated David W. Pijor, chairman, president and CEO. “We are excited about the opportunities in our market and our momentum as we begin our 10th year of operations.”
Total assets increased to $909.3 million, compared with $737.0 million as of December 31, 2016, and 2015, respectively, an increase of $172.5 million, or 23.4%. Loans receivable totaled $768.1 million as of December 31, 2016, compared with $623.6 million as of December 31, 2015, an increase of $144.5 million, or 23.2%. The Company deployed proceeds from the subordinated debt offering and excess liquidity to purchase investment securities. For the quarter, loans increased $80.4 million fueled by a robust loan pipeline and customer transactions predicated on closing before year-end.
Total deposits increased to $776.0 million as of December 31, 2016, compared with $626.6 million as of December 31, 2015, an increase of $149.4 million, or 23.8%. Noninterest-bearing deposits increased to $165.7 million from $129.0 million as of December 31, 2016, and 2015, respectively, an increase of $36.6 million, or 28.3%. Noninterest-bearing deposits comprised 21.3% and 20.6% of total deposits at December 31, 2016, and 2015, respectively. Wholesale deposits totaled $62.2 million as of December 31, 2016, compared with $55.4 million as of December 31, 2015, representing only 8.0% and 8.8% of total deposits for the respective periods. The increase in core deposits, and specifically, noninterest-bearing deposits, is primarily attributable to the Company’s relationship banking strategy with our growing customer base.
Tangible book value per share was $9.79 and $8.95 as of December 31, 2016, and 2015, respectively, an increase of $0.84, or 9.4% for the 12-month period.
Net interest income totaled $7.1 million, an increase of $1.1 million, or 18.1%, for the quarters ended December 31, 2016, and 2015, respectively. Net interest income increased to $27.2 million, compared with $22.9 million for the years ended December 31, 2016, and 2015, respectively, representing an increase of $4.3 million, or 18.8% for the 12-month period. Net interest income for the year ended December 31, 2016, also includes a full six months of the Company’s $25 million subordinated debt issued on June 20, 2016. The Company’s net interest margin was 3.52% and 3.69% for the years ended December 31, 2016, and 2015, respectively. On a linked quarter basis, the margin decreased to 3.36% from 3.47%, primarily due to the subordinated debt issuance noted above.
Noninterest expenses increased $1.7 million, or 11.9% for the years ended December 31, 2016, and 2015, respectively. Noninterest expenses increased $522 thousand, or 13.9% to $4.3 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2016, compared with the quarter ended December 31, 2015. Legal expenses totaling approximately $217 thousand associated with a charged-off loan were recognized in the 2016 fourth quarter. The efficiency ratio improved to 57.6%, compared with 59.6%, for the quarters ended December 31, 2016, and 2015, respectively.
The Company’s pre-provision net revenue increased $664 thousand to $3.1 million from $2.5 million, or 26.9% for the quarters ended December 31, 2016, and 2015, respectively. The improved performance is attributable to strong loan growth and continued operating efficiencies for the period.
Asset quality remains strong as nonperforming assets and loans 90 days or more past due totaled only $249 thousand, or 0.03% of total assets. The Company recognized charge-offs totaling $1.3 million related to the disposition of five nonaccrual loans for the year ended December 31, 2016. FVCbank continues its credit discipline of monitoring the loan portfolio to identify issues early.
About FVCBankcorp Inc.
FVCbank commenced operations in November 2007 and is the wholly-owned subsidiary of FVCBankcorp, Inc. FVCbank is a $907.5 million Virginia chartered community bank serving small and mid-sized businesses and personal banking customers in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan and Northern Virginia area. Locally owned and managed, it is based in Fairfax, Virginia, and has five additional full-service offices in Arlington, Ashburn, Manassas, Reston and Springfield, Virginia.
For more information on the Company’s 2016 fourth quarter selected financial information, please visit the Investor Relations page of FVCBankcorp Inc.’s website, www.fvcbank.com.
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