Ocean Shore Holding Co. Reports 2nd Quarter Earnings

OCEAN CITY, N.J., July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Ocean Shore Holding Co. (NASDAQ: OSHC) today announced net income of $1,776,000, or $0.28 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2016, as compared to $1,739,000, or $0.29 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2015.  Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2016 was $3,532,000, or $0.57 per diluted share, as compared to $3,452,000, or $0.57 per diluted share, for the same period in 2015. 

Ocean Shore Holding Co. is the holding company for Ocean City Home Bank, a federal savings bank headquartered in Ocean City, New Jersey.  Ocean City Home Bank operates a total of eleven full-service banking offices in eastern New Jersey. 

“We are pleased to report continued strong financial performance,” said Steven E. Brady, President and CEO.   “We look forward to our recently announced affiliation with OceanFirst Financial and the strength of our combined franchise.”

Balance Sheet Review

Total assets decreased $544,000, or 0.1%, to $1,042.8 million at June 30, 2016 from $1,043.4 million at December 31, 2015.  Loans receivable, net, increased $7.3 million, or 0.9%, to $791.2 million at June 30, 2016 from $783.9 million at December 31, 2015.  Investments and mortgage-backed securities decreased $5.4 million, or 4.7%, to $107.6 million during the first six months of 2016.  Cash and cash equivalents decreased $1.5 million, or 1.7%, to $86.2 million at June 30, 2016 from $87.7 million at December 31, 2015.  Loan originations and other advances totaling $80.7 million were offset by payoffs and payments received of $73.4 million, resulting in a $7.3 million increase in the portfolio.  The decrease in investments and mortgage-backed securities resulted from normal repayments, calls and maturities offset by purchases.

Deposits decreased $5.3 million, or 0.7%, to $806.7 million at June 30, 2016 from $812.0 million at December 31, 2015.  Checking accounts increased $11.4 million, savings accounts increased $5.8 million, certificates of deposit increased $8.2 million and municipal deposits decreased $30.7 million at June 30, 2016 compared to December 31, 2015.  Municipal deposits declined as a result of seasonal withdrawals.  Total borrowings were unchanged at $105.0 million

Asset Quality

The provision for loan losses totaled $161,000 for the second quarter of 2016 compared to $178,000 for the second quarter of 2015 and $152,000 for the first quarter of 2016.  The allowance for loan losses totaled $3.2 million, or 0.41% of total loans, at June 30, 2016 compared to $3.2 million, or 0.41% of total loans, at December 31, 2015.  The Company experienced $258,000 in net charge-off activity for the first six months of 2016 as compared to $699,000 in net charge-off activity for the first six months of 2015. 

Non-performing assets totaled $5.8 million, or 0.52% of total assets, at June 30, 2016, compared to $7.5 million, or 0.72% of total assets, at December 31, 2015.  Non-performing assets consisted of sixteen real estate residential mortgages totaling $2.6 million, three real estate commercial mortgage totaling $705,000, one real estate construction mortgage totaling $143,000, one commercial loan totaling $41,000, five consumer equity loans totaling $237,000, three TDR non-accrual loans totaling $390,000 and nine real estate owned properties totaling $1.7 million.

Income Statement Analysis

Net interest income increased $312,000, or 4.4%, to $7.4 million for the second quarter of 2016 compared to $7.1 million in the second quarter of 2015.  Net interest margin increased 12 basis points in the quarter ended June 30, 2016 to 3.28% versus 3.16% for the quarter ended June 30, 2015.  On a linked-quarter basis, net interest margin increased 4 basis points from 3.24% for the quarter ended March 31, 2016.  The increase in net interest income in the second quarter of 2016 compared to the second quarter of 2015 resulted from an increase in average interest-earning assets of $5.5 million and a decrease in the average cost of interest-bearing liabilities of 14 basis points offset by an increase in average interest-bearing liabilities of $10.9 million.  The average yield on interest-earning assets remained stable at 3.93% over the comparable quarter.

Net interest income increased $499,000, or 3.5%, to $14.6 million for the first six months of 2016 compared to the same period in the prior year.  Net interest margin increased 8 basis points for the six months ended June 30, 2016 to 3.26% versus 3.18% for the six months ended June 30, 2015.  The increase in net interest income for the comparable six month period resulted from an increase in average interest-earning assets of $8.2 million and a decrease in the average cost of interest-bearing liabilities of 11 basis point to 0.82% offset by an increase in average interest-bearing liabilities of $6.7 million and a decrease of 1 basis point in the average yield on interest-earning assets.

Other income decreased $57,000 to $1.1 million and $107,000 to $2.1 million for the second quarter and first six months of 2016, respectively, compared to the same periods in 2015.  The decrease in other income in the second quarter comparison resulted from decreases of $94,000 in deposit account fees, debit card commissions and other fees offset by gain on sale of investments of $37,000.  The decrease in other income for the comparable six month period resulted from decreases of $144,000 in deposit account fees, debit card commissions and other fees offset by gain on sale of investments of $37,000.   

Other expenses increased $214,000, or 4.0%, to $5.6 million for the second quarter of 2015, compared to $5.4 million for the second quarter of 2015.  Other expenses increased $264,000, or 2.4%, to $11.1 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015, compared to $10.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2015.  During the second quarter of 2016 increases in salaries and benefits, FDIC insurance, REO and other expenses of $263,000 were offset by decreases in occupancy and equipment and marketing expenses of $49,000.  For the six months ended June 30, 2016 increases in salaries and benefits, FDIC insurance, REO and other expenses of $373,000 were offset by decreases in occupancy and equipment and marketing expenses of $109,000.

This press release, as well as other written communications made from time to time by the Company and its subsidiaries and oral communications made from time to time by authorized officers of the Company, may contain statements relating to the future results of the Company (including certain projections and business trends) that are considered “forward-looking statements” as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the PSLRA). Such forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of such words as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “should,” “planned,” “estimated,” “intend” and “potential.” For these statements, the Company claims the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the PSLRA.

The Company cautions you that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated in any forward-looking statement. Such factors include, but are not limited to: prevailing economic and geopolitical conditions; changes in interest rates, loan demand, real estate values and competition; changes in accounting principles, policies, and guidelines; changes in any applicable law, rule, regulation or practice with respect to tax or legal issues; and other economic, competitive, governmental, regulatory and technological factors affecting the Company’s operations, pricing, products and services and other factors that may be described in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this release, and, except as may be required by applicable law or regulation, the Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SOURCE Ocean Shore Holding Co.

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