PRINCETON, N.J., July 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The Bank of Princeton (the “Bank”) today announced unaudited results of operations and financial condition for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2016.
“In the second quarter, we continued to deliver consistent, high-level performance,” said Edward Dietzler, the Bank’s President. He added, “We continue to be excited about the merger with Investors Bank and are moving forward to obtain the necessary approvals to close the transaction.”
As of June 30, 2016, the Bank’s total assets of $1.0 billion were relatively unchanged from December 31, 2015. The $12.2 million increase in the Bank’s loan portfolio was more than offset by the $18.6 million decrease in the securities portfolio. Total deposits increased by $23.0 million while borrowings decreased by $38.8 million.
For the quarter ended June 30, 2016, net income was $3.0 million, an increase of $0.3 million, or 9 percent, from the same period in 2015. Basic earnings per common share were $0.64, compared to $0.60 in the same period in 2015. Diluted earnings per common share were $0.60 for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 compared to $0.58 for the same period in 2015. Net interest income increased $0.6 million, while provision for loan losses decreased by $0.8 million over the prior year comparable quarter. Non-interest expense and income taxes increased by $1.1 million and $0.2 million, respectively, over the same comparable period.
For the six months ended June 30, 2016, net income was $5.8 million, an increase of $0.5 million, or 10 percent, from the same period in 2015. Basic earnings per common share were $1.23, compared to $1.15 in the same period in 2015. Diluted earnings per common share were $1.17 for the six months ended June 30, 2016 compared to $1.11 for the same period in 2015. Net interest income increased $1.4 million while provision for loan losses decreased by $0.6 million over the prior year comparable period. Non-interest expense and income taxes increased by $1.3 million and $0.4 million, respectively, over the same comparable period.
Director Robert Ridolfi observed that, “The Bank’s continued ability to maintain its net interest margin in a flattening yield curve environment is a result of disciplined loan pricing and a terrific accomplishment for The Bank of Princeton team.”
About The Bank of Princeton
The Bank of Princeton is a community bank founded in 2007. The Bank is a New Jersey state-chartered commercial bank with ten branches in New Jersey, including three in Princeton and others in Hamilton, Pennington, Montgomery, Monroe, Lambertville, Lawrenceville, and New Brunswick. There are also three branches in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, operating as MoreBank, a division of The Bank of Princeton. The Bank of Princeton is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (“FDIC”).
The Bank of Princeton may from time to time make written or oral “forward-looking statements,” including statements contained in the Bank’s filings with the FDIC, in its reports to stockholders and in other communications by the Bank (including this press release), which are made in good faith by the Bank pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, such as statements of the Bank’s plans, objectives, expectations, estimates and intentions that are subject to change based on various important factors (some of which are beyond the Bank’s control). The following factors, among others, could cause the Bank’s financial performance to differ materially from the plans, objectives, expectations, estimates and intentions expressed in such forward-looking statements: the strength of the United States economy in general and the strength of the local economies in which the Bank conducts operations; the effects of, and changes in, trade, monetary and fiscal policies and laws, including interest rate policies of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; inflation, interest rate, market and monetary fluctuations; market volatility; the value of the Bank’s products and services as perceived by actual and prospective customers, including the features, pricing and quality compared to competitors’ products and services; the willingness of customers to substitute competitors’ products and services for the Bank’s products and services; credit risk associated with the Bank’s lending activities; risks relating to the real estate market and the Bank’s real estate collateral; the impact of changes in applicable laws and regulations and requirements arising out of our supervision by banking regulators; other regulatory requirements applicable to the Bank; technological changes; acquisitions; changes in consumer spending and saving habits; and the success of the Bank at managing the risks involved in the foregoing.
The Bank cautions that the foregoing list of important factors is not exclusive. The Bank does not undertake to update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Bank, except as required by applicable law or regulation.
SOURCE The Bank of Princeton