SMITHFIELD, N.C., Jan. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- KS Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) (OTCBB: KSBI), parent company of KS Bank, Inc. (the “Bank”), announced unaudited results for the fourth quarter of 2020.
The Company reported net income of $1,333,000 or $1.20 per diluted share, an increase of 42.0% for the three months ended December 31, 2020, compared to net income of $939,000 or $0.85 per diluted share, for the three months ended December 31, 2019. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2020, the Company reported net income of $4.4 million, or $3.95 per diluted share compared to $3.7 million, or $3.29 per diluted share for the twelve months ended December 31, 2019.
Net interest income for the three months ended December 31, 2020, was $4.5 million as compared to $3.3 million for the comparable period in 2019. Noninterest income for the three months ended December 31, 2020 was $814,000, compared to $769,000 for the comparable period ended December 31, 2019. Noninterest expense was $3.2 million for the three months ended December 31, 2020, as compared $2.9 million in the comparable period in 2019. The Company recorded a provision for loan losses of $401,000 during the fourth quarter 2020.
For the twelve months ended December 31, 2020, net interest income before the provision for loan losses was $15.4 million, compared to $12.9 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2019. Noninterest income was $2.9 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2020, compared to $3.1 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2019. Noninterest expense was $12.2 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2020, compared to $11.4 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2019.
The Company’s unaudited consolidated total assets increased $82.1 million, to $485.8 million at December 31, 2020, compared to $403.7 million at December 31, 2019. Net loan balances increased by $60.7 million, or 19.7%, to $368.6 million at December 31, 2020, compared to $307.9 million at December 31, 2019. The increase in loans was primarily due to market demand and the Bank’s participation in the payroll protection plan loans (PPP). The balance of the PPP loans at December 31, 2020 was $26.5 million. The Company’s investment securities totaled $71.7 million at December 31, 2020, compared to $67.1 million at December 31, 2019. Total deposits increased $75.6 million or 23.1% to $402.5 million at December 31, 2020, compared to $326.9 million at December 31, 2019. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2020, there was a $74.9 million increase in core deposits and a $2.4 million increase in brokered funding. Total stockholders’ equity increased $5.2 million or 19.4% from $26.8 million at December 31, 2019 to $32.0 million at December 31, 2020, as a result of accumulated other comprehensive gains and increase in net income.
Nonperforming assets consisted of $299,000 nonaccrual loans at December 31, 2020, representing less than 0.50% of the Company’s total assets. The Company had $621,000 foreclosed real estate owned at December 31, 2020. The allowance for loan losses at December 31, 2020 totaled $4.6 million, or 1.24% of total loans, including the PPP loans originated. Excluding the PPP from the total loans, the allowance for loan losses at December 31, 2020 was 1.33% of loans.
Commenting on the fourth quarter results, Harold Keen, President and CEO of the Company and the Bank, stated, “During the Fourth quarter, balance sheet growth continued to be very strong for KS Bank. Overall, the year 2020 was an exceptional year for increases in net assets and profits in spite of all the challenges that Covid-19 brought to the economy. While the Bank’s assistance to our business customers thru the payroll protection plan loans somewhat inflated the balance sheet, it proved to be critically important to the ongoing viability of those community businesses. Covid-19 has challenged all of us and I’m proud of the efforts made by the KS Bank team to grow a sound community bank, while strongly supporting our customers as they accomplish their financial goals.”
In addition, the Company announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share for stockholders of record as of February 1, 2021 with payment to be made on February 11, 2021.
KS Bank continues to be well-capitalized according to regulatory standards with total risk-based capital of 13.81%, tier 1 risk- based capital of 12.56%, common equity tier 1 risk- based capital of 12.56%, and a tier 1 leverage ratio of 8.77% at December 31, 2020. The minimum levels to be considered well capitalized for each of these ratios are 10.0%, 8.0%, 6.5%, and 5.0%, respectively.
KS Bancorp, Inc. is a Smithfield, North Carolina-based single bank holding company. KS Bank, Inc., a state-chartered savings bank, is KS Bancorp’s sole subsidiary. The Bank is a full service community bank serving the citizens of eastern North Carolina since 1924. The Bank offers a broad range of personal and business banking products and services, mortgage products and trust services. There are nine full service branches located in Kenly, Selma, Clayton, Garner, Goldsboro, Wilson, Wendell, Smithfield, and Four Oaks, North Carolina. In addition, KS Trust Services has a presence in Waynesville and Wilmington, NC. For more information, visit www.ksbankinc.com.
This release contains certain forward-looking statements with respect to the financial condition, results of operations and business of the Company. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are based on the beliefs and assumptions of management of the Company and on the information available to management at the time that these disclosures were prepared. These statements can be identified by the use of words like “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate” and “believe,” variations of these words and other similar expressions. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements as a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
|KS Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiary|
|Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition|
|December 31, 2020||December 31,|
|(Dollars in thousands)|
|Cash and due from banks:|
|Investment securities available for sale, at fair value||71,714||67,150|
|Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost||1,851||1,763|
|Less allowance for loan losses||(4,644||)||(4,057||)|
|Accrued interest receivable||1,934||1,145|
|Foreclosed assets, net||621||-|
|Property and equipment, net||8,895||8,032|
|LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY|
|Accrued interest payable||246||396|
|Accrued expenses and other liabilities||3,790||3,268|
|Common stock, no par value, authorized 20,000,000 shares;|
|1,107,776 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively||1,359||1,359|
|Retained earnings, substantially restricted||29,220||25,291|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income||1,442||177|
|Total stockholders' equity||32,021||26,827|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$||485,828||$||403,657|
|* Derived from audited financial statements|
|KS Bancorp, Inc and Subsidiary|
|Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)|
|Three Months Ended||Twelve Months Ended|
|December 31,||December 31,|
|(In thousands, except per share data)|
|Interest and dividend income:|
|Total interest and dividend income||5,218||4,441||18,997||17,665|
|Total interest expense||705||1,160||3,589||4,725|
|Net interest income||4,513||3,281||15,408||12,940|
|Provision for loan losses||401||-||561||25|
|Net interest income after|
|provision for loan losses||4,112||3,281||14,847||12,915|
|Service charges on deposit accounts||370||388||1,390||1,495|
|Fees from presold mortgages||84||55||169||215|
|Gain on Sale of Investments||-||-||4||-|
|Total noninterest income||814||769||2,948||3,140|
|Compensation and benefits||1,926||1,755||7,359||7,034|
|Occupancy and equipment||354||341||1,438||1,305|
|Data processing & outside service fees||236||227||936||892|
|Net foreclosed real estate||12||-||12||-|
|FDIC and other Insurance||101||-||298||161|
|Total noninterest expenses||3,209||2,862||12,208||11,428|
|Income before income taxes||1,717||1,188||5,587||4,627|
|Basic and Diluted earnings per share||$||1.20||$||0.85||$||3.95||$||3.29|
|Contact: Harold T. Keen||Regina J Smith|
|President and Chief Executive Officer||Chief Financial Officer|
|(919) 938-3101||(919) 938-3101|
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