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Cashmere Valley Bank Earnings Increase 18.4% From Prior Year

CASHMERE, WA / ACCESSWIRE / July 20, 2021 / Cashmere Valley Bank (OTCQX:CSHX) ("Bank"), announced 2021 year to date earnings of $14.2 million and quarterly earnings of $6.9 million for the periods ended June 30, 2021. Year to date diluted earnings per share were $3.59, representing an increase of $0.57 per share, or 18.8%.

As of June 30, 2021, deposit balances totaled $1.9 billion. Deposit balances increased approximately $152.4 million from December 31, 2021, representing an 8.9% increase.

"Our deposit growth has been the driver for our increasing earnings," said Greg Oakes, President and CEO. "Our deposit growth continued in the second quarter, exceeding our expectations. Deposit growth along with fees earned from PPP forgiveness have been welcome surprises in light of the industry's compressed interest rate environment. We were also pleased with the results of our tender offer which was completed during the second quarter."

Q2 Highlights
The Bank reported the following statement of condition highlights as of June 30, 2021:

  • June 30, 2021 gross loans totaled $941.2 million representing a decrease of $9.8 million or 1.0% from December 31, 2020.
  • Total deposits increased by $152.4 million or 8.9% from December 31, 2020. Non-interest bearing deposits have increased $57.0 million or 15.6% since December 31, 2020. Non-interest bearing deposits total $422.6 million and represent 22.6% of total deposits.
  • On May 14, 2021 the Bank announced the completion of a tender offer to repurchase the Bank's stock at $70.00 per share. The Bank was approved to repurchase 340,000 shares and successfully repurchased 98,223 shares.
  • Net income for the quarter was $6.9 million, an increase of $348,000 or 5.3% over the prior year. Diluted earnings per share increased $0.10 to $1.75 per share. An increase of $1,358,000 in net interest income combined with a reduction in provision for loan losses of $1,996,000 were the primary reasons for the increase in income. The second quarter of 2020 did have a non-recurring gain of $2.5 million on the sale of securities.

Pandemic Response Update
As of June 30, 2021, the remaining balance on PPP loans totaled $40.1 million. Remaining fees to be earned totaled $1.9 million. During the quarter, net deferred fees reported through income totaled $762,000 and year to date net deferred fees totaled $1,835,000, which have had a positive impact on the Bank's earnings and net interest margin.

The Bank began providing support to its employees at the onset of COVID-19 including at-risk employees and employees with child care needs. Those employees have been allowed to stay home, Bank paid as needed on an unlimited basis, or work from home if their position allows. While some employees will continue to work from home at a reduced level, the program to financially support for COVID related illnesses has been suspended.

Cash, Cash Equivalents and Restricted Cash
Total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash were $134.7 million at June 30, 2021, compared to $135.7 million at December 31, 2020.

Investments
The investment portfolio totaled $1.0 billion at June 30, 2021, an increase of $151.5 million from December 31, 2020 and an increase of $330.0 million from June 30, 2020. The increase is a result of significant deposit growth combined with marginal loan demand. Security types showing the most significant increases year to date were CMO's $77.9 million, taxable municipal securities $54.2 million and treasury securities $22.4 million.

Loans and Credit Quality
Gross loans totaled $941.2 million as of June 30, 2021 a decrease of $21.9 million from March 31, 2021 and a decrease of $33.8 million from June 30, 2020. As compared to the prior June 30, real estate balances consisting of multifamily and consumer adjustable rate mortgages have decreased $29.0 million. Commercial and agriculture balances have decreased $15.1 million. The decrease in commercial and agriculture balances were primarily the result of a decrease of $26.3 million in PPP loans which were partially offset by increases in commercial loans. Over the last 12 months the Bank did see a significant increase in commercial real estate (CRE) loans. CRE loans increased $25.6 million or 10.4%.

The allowance for loans and lease losses (ALLL) was 1.47% of gross loans as compared to 1.36% one year ago. The Bank did not make any provisions during the first half of 2021 and the allowance totals $13.9 million.

Credit quality remains exceptionally strong with non-performing loans totaling $856,000 representing 0.09% of total loans as of June 30, 2021.

Deposits
Deposits totaled $1.872 billion at June 30, 2021, as compared to $1.585 billion at June 30, 2020. The $286.9 million increase in deposits from the year end represented an 18.1% increase. Transaction accounts grew $322.7 million while time deposits decreased $35.9 million over the prior 12 months.

Earnings

Net Interest Income
Net interest income totaled $25.5 million during the first six months of 2021, compared to $23.2 million during the first six months of 2020. The primary reason for increases in net interest income were increases in PPP fees which are generally recorded into income at the time of PPP loan forgiveness. Net PPP fees totaled approximately $1.8 million in the first six months of 2021. Net fees in the second quarter were approximately $762,000 which was a decrease from $1,073,000 in the first quarter of 2021. PPP fees recognized in the first six months of 2020 were negligible.

Interest income from available for sale securities totaled $8.7 million in the first half of 2021, compared to $7.6 million in the comparable period from one year ago. As compared to the prior year, yields on investment securities have decreased from 2.54% to 1.90%. Securities portfolio growth has driven the increase in securities income.

The net interest margin was 2.61% for the first six months of 2021, compared to 2.87% in the first six months of 2020. Loan yields have increased six basis points, while cash and available for sale securities yields have decreased 68 and 64 basis points respectively.

Non-Interest Income
Non-interest income totaled $9.6 million in the first half of 2021 as compared to $11.0 million in the first half of 2020. The decrease was due to a $2.5 million reduction on gains on security sales. Mortgage banking income remained strong and was largely unchanged from the prior year. Interchange income increased significantly by $539,000 (56.6%) due to program and network changes.

Non-Interest Expense
Non-interest expense totaled $18.5 million in the first half of 2021 as compared to $17.8 million in the first half of 2020.

As compared to the same period one year ago, wages and benefits expense increased $352,000 or 3.4% and professional services including legal, audits and examination expenses increased $269,000.

The Bank's efficiency ratio was 55.4% in the first half of 2021 as compared to 54.2% in the first half of 2020.

About Cashmere Valley Bank
Cashmere Valley Bank was established September 24, 1932 and now has 11 retail offices in Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas and Yakima Counties and a municipal lending office in King County. The Bank provides business and personal banking, commercial lending, insurance services through its wholly owned subsidiary Mitchell, Reed & Schmitten Insurance, investment services, mortgage services, equipment lease financing, auto and marine dealer financing and municipal lending. The success of Cashmere Valley Bank is the result of maintaining a high level of personal service and controlling expenses so our fees and charges offer our customers the best value available. We remain committed to those principles that we feel are best summarized as, "the little Bank with the big circle of friends."

Forward-Looking Statements
This release may contain certain forward-looking statements that are based on management's current expectations regarding economic, legislative, and regulatory issues that may impact the Bank's earnings in future periods. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They often include the words "believe," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "estimate," "will," "would," "should," "could" or "may." Factors that could cause future results to vary materially from current management expectations include, but are not limited to, general economic conditions, economic uncertainty in the United States and abroad, changes in interest rates, deposit flows, real estate values, costs or effects of acquisitions, competition, changes in accounting principles, policies or guidelines, legislation or regulation, and other economic, competitive, governmental, regulatory and technological factors affecting the Bank's operations. The Bank undertakes no obligation to release publicly the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Media Contact:
Greg Oakes, CEO, (509) 782-2092
Mike Lundstrom, CFO, (509) 782-5495

Consolidated Balance Sheets
(UNAUDITED)

(Dollars in Thousands)



Cashmere Valley Bank and Subsidiary




June 30, 2021 December 31, 2020 June 30, 2020
Assets



Cash and Cash Equivalent:



Cash & due from banks
$ 21,890 $ 27,258 $ 28,355
Interest bearing deposits
94,013 97,466 108,387
Fed funds sold
18,743 10,990 4,872
Total Cash and Cash Equivalent
134,646 135,714 141,614

Securities available for sale
1,007,823 856,327 677,793
Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost
2,393 1,982 1,982
Loans held for sale
532 1,470 5,497

Loans
941,176 950,970 974,953
Allowance for credit losses
(13,854) (13,730) (13,226)
Net loans
927,322 937,240 961,727

Premises and equipment
17,348 16,381 16,680
Accrued interest receivable
8,181 7,829 7,228
Foreclosed real estate
- - -
Bank Owned Life Insurance
26,138 15,908 15,675
Goodwill
7,518 7,182 7,162
Intangibles
2,233 1,564 1,684
Mortgage servicing rights
2,808 2,856 2,659
Other assets
10,552 9,835 7,073

Total assets
$ 2,147,494 $ 1,994,288 $ 1,846,774

Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity

Liabilities
Deposits:
Non-interest bearing demand
$ 422,606 $ 365,645 $ 348,397
Savings and interest-bearing demand
1,232,659 1,121,111 984,123
Time
217,057 233,215 252,927
Total deposits
1,872,322 1,719,971 1,585,447

Accrued interest payable
506 612 699
Short-term borrowings
25,409 16,395 14,122
Long-term borrowings
- - -
Other liabilities
14,587 18,632 23,549

Total liabilities
1,912,824 1,755,610 1,623,817

Shareholders' Equity
Common stock (no par value); authorized 10,000,000 shares;
Issued and outstanding: 6/30/2021 -- 3,876,931 ;
3/31/2021 -- 3,972,304 ; 6/30/2020 -- 3,972,149
3,898 3,723 3,649
Treasury stock
(16,784) (9,908) (9,908)
Retained Earnings
228,723 217,487 206,753
Accumulated other comprehensive income
18,833 27,376 22,463
Total shareholders' equity
234,670 238,678 222,957

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity
$ 2,147,494 $ 1,994,288 $ 1,846,774

Quarterly Consolidated Statements of Income
(UNAUDITED)

(Dollars in Thousands)



Cashmere Valley Bank & Subsidiary




For the quarters ended,

June 30, 2021 December 31, 2020 June 30, 2020
Interest Income



Loans
$ 9,656 $ 9,761 $ 9,409
Deposits at other financial institutions
21 26 (7)
Federal funds sold
2 1 2
Securities available for sale:
Taxable
2,862 2,259 2,362
Tax-exempt
1,657 1,617 1,466
Total interest income
14,198 13,664 13,232

Interest Expense
Deposits
1,341 1,515 1,735
Short-term borrowings
11 9 9
Long-term borrowings
- - -
Total interest expense
1,352 1,524 1,744

Net interest income
12,846 12,140 11,488

Provision for Credit Losses
8 321 2,004

Net interest income after provision for credit losses
12,838 11,819 9,484

Non-Interest Income
Service charges on deposit accounts
354 327 204
Mortgage banking operations
1,364 2,110 2,121
Net gain (loss) on sales of securities available for sale
21 - 2,508
Brokerage commissions
369 202 241
Insurance commissions and fees
1,264 1,182 1,143
Net interchange income (expense)
783 587 552
BOLI cash value
116 117 116
Dividends from correspondent banks
15 15 14
Other
314 332 267
Total non-interest income
4,600 4,872 7,166

Non-Interest Expense
Salaries and employee benefits
5,349 4,951 5,208
Occupancy and equipment
756 799 728
Audits and examinations
316 216 233
State and local business and occupation taxes
228 239 259
Legal and professional fees
217 98 140
Net loss (gain) on foreclosed real estate
- - -
Check losses and charge-offs
131 99 114
Low income housing investment losses
155 134 336
Data processing
1,214 1,155 1,087
Product delivery
284 255 301
Other
797 786 618
Total non-interest expense
9,447 8,732 9,024

Income before income taxes
7,991 7,959 7,626

Income Taxes
1,092 967 1,075

Net income
$ 6,899 $ 6,992 $ 6,551

Earnings Per Share
Basic
$ 1.76 $ 1.76 $ 1.65
Diluted
$ 1.75 $ 1.76 $ 1.65

Year-to-Date Consolidated Statements of Income
(UNAUDITED)

(Dollars in Thousands)


Cashmere Valley Bank & Subsidiary



For the six months ended,

June 30, 2021 June 30, 2020
Interest Income


Loans
$ 19,578 $ 18,898
Deposits at other financial institutions
44 324
Federal Funds Sold
3 26
Securities available for sale:
Taxable
5,416 5,048
Tax-exempt
3,298 2,563
Total interest income
28,339 26,859

Interest Expense
Deposits
2,779 3,650
Short-term borrowings
19 18
Long-term borrowings
- -
Total interest expense
2,798 3,668

Net interest income
25,541 23,191

Provision for Credit Losses
4 2,467

Net interest income after provision for credit losses
25,537 20,724

Non-Interest Income
Service charges on deposit accounts
681 667
Mortgage banking operations
3,244 3,269
Net gain (loss) on sales of securities available for sale
21 2,520
Brokerage commissions
584 463
Insurance commissions and fees
2,516 2,329
Net interchange income (expense)
1,492 953
BOLI cash value
230 228
Dividends from correspondent banks
37 36
Other
778 573

9,583 11,038
Total non-interest income
Non-Interest Expense
Salaries and employee benefits
10,562 10,210
Occupancy and equipment
1,501 1,478
Audits and examinations
619 513
State and local business and occupation taxes
479 462
Legal and professional fees
439 276
Net loss (gain) on foreclosed real estate
- -
Check losses and charge-offs
332 220
Low income housing investment losses
300 418
Data processing
2,264 2,270
Product delivery
517 553
Other
1,536 1,358
Total non-interest expense
18,549 17,758

Income before income taxes
16,571 14,004

Income Taxes
2,356 1,997

Net income
$ 14,215 $ 12,007

Earnings Per Share
Basic
$ 3.60 $ 3.02
Diluted
$ 3.59 $ 3.02

SOURCE: Cashmere Valley Bank



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