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Anchor Bancorp Reports Net Income of $573,000 or $0.24 Per Diluted Share for the First Fiscal Quarter of 2017

LACEY, Wash., Oct. 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Anchor Bancorp (NASDAQ:ANCB) (“Company”), the holding company for Anchor Bank (“Bank”), today reported first quarter earnings for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017. For the quarter ended September 30, 2016, the Company reported net income of $573,000 or $0.24 per diluted share, compared to net income of $345,000 or $0.14 per diluted share for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.

/EIN News/ -- "We are pleased with our continued loan growth during the first quarter of our fiscal year which resulted in an increase in loan fee income.  Our significant loan growth over the last year has resulted in an increase in net interest income before the provision for loan losses of 15.8% compared to the first quarter last year. Our efficiency ratio improved to 82.7%," stated Jerald L. Shaw, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our ongoing efforts to restructure FHLB borrowings has reduced our average cost of funds and contributed to our strong net interest margin at 4.16%. Our focus will remain on our loan and deposit growth as well as the continued improvement of expense control," stated Mr. Shaw.

Fiscal First Quarter Highlights

  • Loans receivable, net increased $3.7 million, or 1.1%, to $351.0 million at September 30, 2016 from $347.4 million at June 30, 2016;
  • Deposits increased $3.3 million, or 1.1%, to $304.2 million at September 30, 2016 from $300.9 million at June 30, 2016;
  • Net interest income before provision for loan losses increased $557,000, or 15.8%, to $4.1 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 compared to $3.5 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015;
  • Net interest margin ("NIM") remained strong at 4.16% for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 compared to 4.15% for the quarter ended September 30, 2015;
  • Efficiency ratio improved to 82.7% for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 compared to 88.9% for the quarter ended September 30, 2015; and
  • Book value per share at September 30, 2016 increased to $25.46 from $25.12 at June 30, 2016.

Credit Quality

Total delinquent loans (past due 30 days or more), increased $213,000 to $3.5 million at September 30, 2016 from $3.3 million at June 30, 2016. The percentage of nonperforming loans, consisting solely of nonaccrual loans, to total loans increased to 0.7% at September 30, 2016 from 0.6% at June 30, 2016. The Company recorded a $75,000 provision for loan losses for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 compared to a $20,000 provision for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 primarily as a result of an increase in our loan portfolio. The allowance for loan losses of $3.8 million at September 30, 2016 represented 1.1% of loans receivable and 157.9% of nonperforming loans. This compares to an allowance of $3.8 million at June 30, 2016, representing 1.1% of loans receivable and 191.6% of nonperforming loans.

Nonperforming loans increased to $2.5 million at September 30, 2016, from $2.0 million at June 30, 2016, and were $2.3 million at September 30, 2015.  Nonperforming loans consisted of the following at the dates indicated:

  September 30,
2016
  June 30,
2016
  September 30,
2015
     
  (In thousands)
Real estate:          
One-to-four family $ 2,010     $ 1,539     $ 1,388  
Commercial 315     319      
Total real estate 2,325     1,858     1,388  
Consumer:          
Home equity 37     16      
Credit cards         5  
Other     1     30  
Total consumer 37     17     35  
Business:          
Commercial business 96     97     873  
Total $ 2,458     $ 1,972     $ 2,296  
           

We restructure our delinquent loans, when appropriate, so our borrowers can continue to make payments while minimizing the Company's potential loss.  As of September 30, 2016, June 30, 2016, and September 30, 2015, there were 36, 37, and 42 loans, respectively, with aggregate net principal balances of $7.9 million, $8.8 million, and $9.7 million, respectively, classified as “troubled debt restructurings,” of which, $876,000, $884,000, and $1.6 million, respectively, were included in the nonperforming loans above.

As of September 30, 2016, the Company had three real estate owned ("REO") properties with an aggregate book value of $271,000 compared to six properties with an aggregate book value of $373,000 at June 30, 2016, and five properties with an aggregate book value of $302,000 at September 30, 2015.  The decrease in the aggregate book value of REO properties during the quarter ended September 30, 2016 from the prior quarter was primarily attributable to sales of three one-to-four family homes and one lot with a net book value of $269,000 resulting in a net gain on sale of $12,000.  At September 30, 2016, the largest REO property was a one-to-four family home in Thurston County, Washington with a carrying value of $168,000 which the Company acquired in August 2016.

Capital

As of September 30, 2016, the Bank exceeded all regulatory capital requirements with Tier 1 Leverage-Based Capital, Common Equity Tier 1 Capital ("CET1"), Tier 1 Risk-Based Capital, and Total Risk-Based Capital ratios of 13.3%, 14.3%, 14.3% and 15.3% respectively.  As of September 30, 2015, the Bank's Tier 1 Leverage-Based Capital, Common Equity Tier 1 Capital ("CET1"), Tier 1 Risk-Based Capital and Total Risk-Based Capital ratios were 14.3%, 17.0%, 17.0%, and 18.2%, respectively.

Anchor Bancorp exceeded all regulatory capital requirements with Tier 1 Leverage-Based Capital, CET1, Tier 1 Risk-Based Capital, and Total Risk-Based Capital ratios of 14.2%, 15.3%, 15.3% and 16.2% as of September 30, 2016.  As of September 30, 2015, the Company's Tier 1 Leverage-Based Capital, Common Equity Tier 1 Capital ("CET1"), Tier 1 Risk-Based Capital and Total Risk-Based Capital ratios were 15.9%, 18.9%, 18.9% and 20.0%, respectively.

Balance Sheet Review

Total assets increased by $4.5 million, or 1.0%, to $436.0 million at September 30, 2016 from $431.5 million at June 30, 2016. Cash and cash equivalents increased by $4.0 million, or 48.2%, to $12.3 million at September 30, 2016, from $8.3 million at June 30, 2016 due to an increase in deposits. Securities available-for-sale and held-to-maturity decreased $1.1 million, or 4.7%, and $282,000 or 4.5%, respectively.  The decreases in these portfolios were primarily the result of contractual principal repayments.

Loans receivable, net, increased $3.7 million, or 1.1%, to $351.0 million at September 30, 2016 from $347.4 million at June 30, 2016 as a result of new loan production exceeding principal reductions.  Construction loans increased $8.8 million, or 40.6%, to $30.6 million at September 30, 2016 from $21.8 million at June 30, 2016. Multi-family loans increased $814,000, or 1.5%, to $54.6 million at September 30, 2016 from $53.7 million at June 30, 2016. Land loans increased $695,000, or 10.2%, to $7.5 million at September 30, 2016 from $6.8 million at June 30, 2016.  Consumer loans increased $69,000, or 0.3%, to $22.2 million at September 30, 2016 from $22.1 million at June 30, 2016.  Commercial real estate loans decreased $5.1 million, or 3.4%, to $144.4 million at September 30, 2016 from $149.5 million at June 30, 2016 partially due to the repayment of a $4.2 million commercial real estate loan secured by a hotel.  Also, we sold a $4.0 million participation interest in a commercial real estate loan which is secured by a parking structure.  One-to-four family loans decreased $1.2 million, or 1.9%, to $60.1 million at September 30, 2016 from $61.2 million at June 30, 2016. Commercial business loans decreased $160,000, or 0.4%, to $36.7 million at September 30, 2016 from $36.8 million at June 30, 2016.

Loans receivable consisted of the following at the dates indicated:

  September 30,
2016
  June 30,
2016
  September 30,
2015
  (In thousands)
Real estate:          
One-to-four family $ 60,067     $ 61,230     $ 64,307  
Multi-family 54,556     53,742     35,535  
Commercial 144,402     149,527     133,422  
Construction 30,635     21,793     11,392  
Land loans 7,534     6,839     3,610  
Total real estate 297,194     293,131     248,266  
           
Consumer:          
Home equity 16,890     16,599     17,116  
Credit cards 2,871     2,969     3,143  
Automobile 630     597     636  
Other consumer 1,776     1,933     2,228  
Total consumer 22,167     22,098     23,123  
           
Business:          
Commercial business 36,688     36,848     18,569  
           
Total Loans 356,049     352,077     289,958  
           
Less:          
Deferred loan fees and loan premiums, net 1,215     947     1,192  
Allowance for loan losses 3,824     3,779     3,687  
Loans receivable, net $ 351,010     $ 347,351     $ 285,079  
                       

Total liabilities increased $3.9 million between September 30, 2016 and June 30, 2016, primarily as the result of a $3.3 million increase in deposits consisting primarily of noninterest-bearing demand deposits and a $777,000 increase in advances by borrowers for taxes and insurance. The increases were partially offset by FHLB advances decreasing $500,000 during the quarter.

Deposits consisted of the following at the dates indicated:

  September 30, 2016   June 30, 2016   September 30, 2015
  Amount   Percent   Amount   Percent   Amount   Percent
  (Dollars in thousands)
Noninterest-bearing demand deposits $ 55,329     18.2 %   $ 50,781     16.8 %   $ 51,211     17.0 %
Interest-bearing demand deposits 27,522     9.0     27,419     9.1     22,714     7.5  
Money market accounts 60,176     19.8     59,270     19.7     60,492     20.1  
Savings deposits 43,677     14.4     44,986     15.0     41,890     13.9  
Certificates of deposit 117,502     38.6     118,438     39.4     124,772     41.5  
Total deposits $ 304,206     100.0 %   $ 300,894     100.0 %   $ 301,079     100.0 %
                                         

Total stockholders' equity increased $582,000, or 0.9%, to $63.8 million at September 30, 2016 from $63.2 million at June 30, 2016 primarily due to net income of $573,000.  Accumulated other comprehensive loss decreased $15,000 to $534,000 as a result of unrealized valuation changes on investments available-for-sale.

Operating Results

Net interest income. Net interest income before the provision for loan losses increased $557,000, or 15.8%, to $4.1 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 compared to the same period last year primarily due to the increase in average loans receivable.  Average loans receivable, net, for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 increased $67.8 million, or 23.6%, to $355.1 million from $287.3 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.

The Company's net interest margin increased slightly to 4.16% for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 compared to 4.15% for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.  The yield on mortgage-backed securities increased to 2.24% from 2.04% for the same period in the prior year. The average yield on interest-earning assets decreased three basis points to 4.94% from 4.97% for the quarters ended September 30, 2016 and 2015.  The improvement in our net interest margin compared to the same quarter last year reflects the increase in average loans receivable and a reduction in the weighted average cost of FHLB advances to 1.00% for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 compared to 1.20% for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 and during the quarter.  The average cost of interest-bearing liabilities decreased six basis points to 0.99% for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 compared to 1.05% for the same period in the prior year.

Provision for loan losses. In connection with its analysis of the loan portfolio, management determined that a $75,000 provision for loan losses was required for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 compared to a $20,000 for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, primarily reflecting our recent loan growth.

Noninterest income. Noninterest income increased $114,000, or 10.9%, to $1.2 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 compared to $1.0 million for the same quarter a year ago. The increase in noninterest income was primarily attributable to the $91,000, or 63.2% increase in loan fees in the quarter ended September 30, 2016 to $235,000 compared to $144,000 for the same quarter a year ago primarily due increased loan originations.  In addition, gain on sale of loans increased $40,000, or 65.6%, to $101,000 primarily due to increased sales to the secondary loan market. These increases were partially offset by a decrease of $25,000, or 6.7%, to $348,000 for deposit service fees and a $24,000, or 15.4% decline in bank owned life insurance income as compared to the same quarter a year ago.

Noninterest expense. Noninterest expense increased $271,000, or 6.7%, to $4.3 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 from $4.1 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.  The increase in noninterest expense was primarily due to a $290,000, or 14.4%, increase in compensation benefits primarily due to $224,000 of stock based compensation awarded under the Anchor Bancorp 2015 Equity Plan. Information technology expenses increased $44,000, or 10.0% to $485,000 for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 from $441,000 for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 primarily due the purchase of new loan production software. The increases were partially offset by a decrease of $38,000 and no real estate impairments as compared to the same quarter a year ago primarily due to the decrease in REO properties.

About the Company
Anchor Bancorp is headquartered in Lacey, Washington and is the parent company of Anchor Bank, a community-based savings bank primarily serving Western Washington through its 10 full-service banking offices (including one Wal-Mart in-store location) within Grays Harbor, Thurston, Lewis, Pierce and Mason counties, and one loan production office located in King County, Washington. The Company's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol "ANCB" and is included in the Russell 2000 Index. For more information, visit the Company's web site www.anchornetbank.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:
Certain matters discussed in this press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, expectations of the business environment in which we operate, projections of future performance, perceived opportunities in the market, potential future credit experience, and statements regarding our mission and vision. These forward-looking statements are based upon current management expectations and may, therefore, involve risks and uncertainties. Our actual results, performance, or achievements may differ materially from those suggested, expressed, or implied by forward-looking statements as a result of a wide variety or range of factors including, but not limited to: increased competitive pressures; changes in the interest rate environment; the credit risks of lending activities, including changes in the level and trend of loan delinquencies and write-offs that may be impacted by deterioration in the housing and commercial real estate markets and may lead to increased losses and nonperforming assets in our loan portfolio, and may result in our allowance for loan losses not being adequate to cover actual losses, and require us to materially increase our reserves; changes in general economic conditions and conditions within the securities markets; legislative and regulatory changes; results of examinations of us by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and our bank subsidiary by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Washington State Department of Financial Institutions, Division of Banks or other regulatory authorities, including the possibility that any such regulatory authority may, among other things, require us to increase our reserve for loan losses, write-down assets, change our regulatory capital position or affect our ability to borrow funds or maintain or increase deposits, which could adversely affect our liquidity and earnings and other factors described in the Company’s latest annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission-which are available on our website at www.anchornetbank.com and on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Any of the forward-looking statements that we make in this Press Release and in the other public statements we make may turn out to be wrong because of the inaccurate assumptions we might make, because of the factors illustrated above or because of other factors that we cannot foresee. Because of these and other uncertainties, our actual future results may be materially different from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements made by or on our behalf and the Company's operating and stock price performance may be negatively affected. Therefore, these factors should be considered in evaluating the forward-looking statements, and undue reliance should not be placed on such statements. We do not undertake and specifically disclaim any obligation to revise any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements.  These risks could cause our actual results for fiscal 2017 and beyond to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements by, or on behalf of us, and could negatively affect the Company’s operations and stock price performance.

       
ANCHOR BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION
(Dollars in thousands) (unaudited)

September 30,
2016
  June 30,
2016
       
ASSETS      
Cash and cash equivalents $ 12,327     $ 8,320  
Securities available-for-sale, at fair value 22,555     23,665  
Securities held-to-maturity, at amortized cost 6,009     6,291  
Loans held for sale 1,315     1,864  
Loans receivable, net of allowance for loan losses of $3,824 and $3,779 351,010     347,351  
Bank owned life insurance investment, net of surrender charges 19,647     19,515  
Accrued interest receivable 1,169     1,182  
Real estate owned, net 271     373  
Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) stock, at cost 2,939     2,959  
Property, premises and equipment, net 9,858     10,001  
Deferred tax asset, net 8,670     8,870  
Prepaid expenses and other assets 193     1,113  
Total assets $ 435,963     $ 431,504  
       
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY      
LIABILITIES      
Deposits:      
Noninterest-bearing $ 55,329     $ 50,781  
Interest-bearing 248,877     250,113  
Total deposits 304,206     300,894  
       
FHLB advances 61,500     62,000  
Advance payments by borrowers for taxes and insurance 1,891     1,114  
Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan liability 1,694     1,691  
Accounts payable and other liabilities 2,894     2,609  
Total liabilities 372,185     368,308  
       
STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY      
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value per share authorized 5,000,000 shares; no shares issued or outstanding      
Common stock, $0.01 par value per share, authorized 45,000,000 shares; 2,550,000 issued and 2,505,219 outstanding at September 30, 2016 and 2,550,000 issued and 2,515,803 outstanding at June 30, 2016 25     25  
Additional paid-in capital 22,135     22,157  
Retained earnings 42,808     42,235  
Unearned Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) shares (656 )   (672 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of tax (534 )   (549 )
Total stockholders’ equity 63,778     63,196  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 435,963     $ 431,504  


   
   
ANCHOR BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data) (unaudited)
Three Months Ended
September 30,
  2016   2015
Interest income:      
Loans receivable, including fees $ 4,652     $ 4,018  
Securities 23     16  
Mortgage-backed securities 166     182  
Total interest income 4,841     4,216  
Interest expense:      
Deposits 619     670  
FHLB advances 149     30  
Total interest expense 768     700  
Net interest income before provision for loan losses 4,073     3,516  
Provision for loan losses 75     20  
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 3,998     3,496  
Noninterest income:      
Deposit service fees 348     373  
Other deposit fees 194     178  
Other loan fees 235     144  
Gain on sale of loans 101     61  
Bank owned life insurance investment 132     156  
Other income 147     131  
Total noninterest income 1,157     1,043  
Noninterest expense:      
Compensation and benefits 2,310     2,020  
General and administrative expenses 736     734  
Real estate owned impairment     38  
Real estate owned holding costs 19     11  
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation insurance premiums 69     69  
Information technology 485     441  
Occupancy and equipment 506     490  
Deposit services 111     113  
Marketing 100     126  
Loss on sale of property, premises and equipment     3  
(Gain) loss on sale of real estate owned (12 )   8  
Total noninterest expense 4,324     4,053  
Income before provision for income taxes 831     486  
Provision for income taxes 258     141  
Net income $ 573     $ 345  
Basic earnings per share $ 0.24     $ 0.14  
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.24     $ 0.14  
Weighted average number of basic shares outstanding 2,391,839     2,472,368  
Weighted average number of diluted shares outstanding 2,414,679     2,472,368  


   
   
  As of or For the
Quarter Ended
(unaudited)
  September 30,
2016
  June 30,
2016
  March 31,
2016
  September 30,
2015
  (Dollars in thousands)
SELECTED PERFORMANCE RATIOS              
Return on average assets (1) 0.54 %   0.32 %   0.10 %   0.37 %
Return on average equity (2) 3.88     2.31     0.70     2.42  
Average equity-to-average assets (3) 13.95     14.07     14.56     15.29  
Interest rate spread(4) 3.95     3.94     3.90     3.92  
Net interest margin (5) 4.16     4.14     4.10     4.15  
Efficiency ratio (6) 82.7     89.9     95.8     88.9  
Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities 126.5     126.0     126.3     126.9  
Other operating expenses as a percent of average total assets 4.1     4.4     4.5     4.4  
Book value per common share $ 25.46     $ 25.12     $ 26.07     $ 25.95  
Tangible book value per common share (7) $ 25.37     $ 25.04     $ 25.98     $ 25.85  
               
CAPITAL RATIOS (Anchor Bank)
             
Tier 1 leverage 13.3 %   13.5 %   13.8 %   14.3 %
Common equity tier 1 capital 14.3     14.7     15.4     17.0  
Tier 1 risk-based 14.3     14.7     15.4     17.0  
Total risk-based 15.3     15.7     16.5     18.2  
               
ASSET QUALITY              
Nonaccrual and loans 90 days or more past due and still accruing interest as a percent of total loans 0.7     0.6     0.8     0.8  
Allowance for loan losses as a percent of total loans 1.1     1.1     1.2     1.3  
Allowance as a percent of total nonperforming loans 157.9     191.6     152.6     160.6  
Nonperforming assets as a percent of total assets 0.6     0.6     0.7     0.7  
Net charge-offs (recoveries) to average outstanding loans 0.01     0.11     (0.01 )   0.02  
Classified loans $ 3,185     $ 2,773     $ 3,193     $ 2,748  
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  (1 ) Net income divided by average total assets, annualized.
  (2 ) Net income divided by average equity, annualized.
  (3 ) Average equity divided by average total assets.
  (4 ) Difference between weighted average yield on interest-earning assets and weighted average rate on interest-bearing liabilities.
  (5 ) Net interest income as a percentage of average interest-earning assets.
  (6 ) Noninterest expense divided by the sum of net interest income and noninterest income.
  (7 ) Tangible book value per common share excludes intangible assets.  Tangible assets excludes intangible assets.  This ratio represents a non-GAAP financial measure.  See also Non-GAAP Financial Measures reconciliation in the table below.
   
   

Non-GAAP Financial Measures:
In addition to results presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles utilized in the United States ("GAAP”), this earnings release contains the tangible book value per share, a non-GAAP financial measure. We calculate tangible common equity by excluding intangible assets from stockholders’ equity. We calculate tangible book value per share by dividing tangible common equity by the number of common shares outstanding.  We calculate tangible common equity by excluding intangible assets from stockholders' equity. The Company believes that this measure is consistent with the capital treatment by our bank regulatory agencies, which excludes intangible assets from the calculation of risk-based capital ratios and presents this measure to facilitate comparison of the quality and composition of the Company's capital over time and in comparison to its competitors. This non-GAAP financial measure has inherent limitations, is not required to be uniformly applied and is not audited. Further, the non-GAAP financial measure should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for book value per share or total stockholders' equity determined in accordance with GAAP and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. Reconciliations of the GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures are presented below.

 
  September 30,
2016
  June 30,
2016
  March 31,
2016
  September 30,
2015
  (In thousands)
               
Stockholders' equity $ 63,778     $ 63,196     $ 64,101     $ 63,292  
Less: intangible assets 216     206     218     238  
Tangible common stockholders' equity $ 63,562     $ 62,990     $ 63,883     $ 63,054  
               
Total assets $ 435,963     $ 431,504     $ 420,002     $ 380,932  
Less: intangible assets 216     206     218     238  
Tangible assets $ 435,747     $ 431,298     $ 419,784     $ 380,694  
               
               
Tangible common stockholders' equity $ 63,562     $ 62,990     $ 63,883     $ 63,054  
Common shares outstanding at end of period 2,505.219     2,515,803     2,458,486     2,439,145  
Common stockholders' equity (book value) per share (GAAP) $ 25.46     $ 25.12     $ 26.07     $ 25.95  
Tangible common stockholders' equity (tangible book value) per share (non-GAAP) $ 25.37     $ 25.04     $ 25.98     $ 25.85  
                               
Contact:
Jerald L. Shaw, President and Chief Executive Officer
Terri L. Degner, EVP and Chief Financial Officer
Anchor Bancorp
(360) 491-2250

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