CHARLES TOWN, W.Va., Nov. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Potomac Bancshares, Inc. (the «Company») (OTC: PTBS), the one bank holding company for Bank of Charles Town (BCT), for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 earned $0.917 million or $0.22 per share compared to $.817 million or $0.23 per share for the quarter ended September 30, 2018. Net income increased 12% over 2018, however the 2018 capital raise caused the per share earnings to be slightly less.   

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For the first nine months of 2019 net income was $2.354 million or $0.57 per share compared to $2.724 million or $0.80 per share in 2018. The strategic expansion initiatives beginning in 2018 along with the common stock capital raise in 2018 impacted earnings on a full year basis compared to 2019. Year to date 2019, total loans have increased 13.2% annualized, to $396.4 million.  Total deposits and cash management accounts have increased 4.6% annualized, to $442.2 million.     

«During the third quarter we were successful in many areas, including total assets up $29.5 million over the year ago period or 6.2%», commented Alice Frazier, President and CEO. CEO Frazier continued, «The commercial lending team had one of their most successful quarters this year and in the past two years. I am proud of the team’s ability to source quality commercial relationships in a highly competitive market. In addition, BCT Residential Lending recorded three record high months during the quarter, driven primarily by purchase money mortgage business. Most notable and gratifying during the quarter was the naming to American Banker’s «Best Banks to Work for» 2019. The strategies to ensure a positive employee experience continue to make an impact.»

Linked Quarter Q3 2019 vs. Q2 2019 (reference to margin is for the bank only):

  • Total assets were $505 million.
  • Loans were up $10.1 million, or 10.5% annualized.
  • Deposits and cash management accounts were down $5.7 million, largely a result of short-term deposit outflows.   
  • Net interest margin for the quarter was 3.35% down from 3.41% in the prior quarter, primarily attributable to an increase in cost of funds.      
  • Non-interest income was up $137 thousand primarily due to increases in service charges on deposit accounts (11%), secondary market loan fees (8%), interchange fees (4%), and other operating income (88%).     
  • Non-interest expense increased $51 thousand, a result of several nonrecurring expenses. 
  • Non-performing assets as a percentage of total assets including OREO was 0.24% compared to 0.36% as of September 30, 2019 and June 30, 2019, respectively.    

Q3 2019 Compared to Q3 2018 (reference to margin is for the bank only):

  • Total assets increased $29.5 million, or 6.2% year over year.
  • Loans increased $40.2 million, or 11% to $396.4 million
  • Deposits and cash management accounts increased $23.4 million, or 6%. 
  • Net interest income increased $359 thousand for a 10% improvement.
  • Net interest margin was 3.35% in the quarter compared to the year ago period of 3.34%.         
  • Non-interest income increased 27.4%, or $325 thousand.  Growth was noted in trust and financial services (15%), secondary market fees (97%), interchange fees (16%), and service charges on deposit accounts (8%), and other operating income (80%).  
  • Non-interest expenses were up $456 thousand primarily attributable to increases in salary and benefits, net occupancy expenses, communication expenses, and other operating expenses, generally to support strategic expansion initiatives, partly offset by a decrease in FDIC assessment.
  • Non-performing assets as a percentage of total assets including OREO was 0.24% for both periods.    
  • The allowance for loan losses was 0.90% and 0.86% as of September 30, 2019 and September 30, 2018, respectively.      

Potomac Bancshares, Inc. Board of Directors in October declared a $0.07 per share dividend payable to shareholders of record as of October 25, 2019 for payment on November 1, 2019.

About the Company
Founded in 1871, BCT – Bank of Charles Town, also known as The Community’s Bank, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Potomac Bancshares, Inc. (OTC: PTBS). The Company conducts operations through its main office, eight additional branch offices, and one loan production office in Jefferson and Berkeley Counties (WV), Washington County (MD), and Loudoun County (VA). The Bank provides various banking products and services including free access to over 55,000 ATMs through the Allpoint® network plus online and mobile banking for individuals, businesses, and local governments. The Bank also offers commercial lines and term loans, residential and commercial construction, commercial real estate loans and agricultural loans. The Residential Lending division offers secondary market and portfolio mortgage loans, one-time close construction to perm loans, as well as home equity loans and lines of credit. For over 60 years, BCT Wealth Advisors has provided financial management, investment, trust, and estate services to its clients.  In 2019, the Bank was named a «Best Bank to Work For» by American Banker. In 2018, Forbes named BCT a «Best in State Bank» for West Virginia.

The Company’s shares are quoted on the OTC Pink Sheet marketplace under the symbol «PTBS.» For more information about Potomac Bancshares, Inc. and the Bank, please visit our website at https://www.mybct.com.

Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements made in this press release may constitute «forward-looking statements» within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are statements that include projections, predictions, expectations, or beliefs about events or results or otherwise are not statements of historical facts, such as statements about the Company’s growth strategy and deployment of capital. Although the Company believes that its expectations with respect to such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions within the bounds of its existing knowledge of its business and operations, there can be no assurance that actual results, performance or achievements of the Company will not differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law. 

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
POTOMAC BANCSHARES, INC.

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

(Unaudited– dollars in thousands, except per share data)

September 30, 2019

September 30, 2018

September 30, 2019

September 30, 2018

Earnings Performance

Interest  and Dividend Income

$5,103

$4,453

$14,882

$12,795

Interest Expense

1,005

714

2,794

1,868

Net Interest Income

4,098

3,739

12,088

10,927

Provision For Loan Losses

90

0

342

144

Non-Interest Income

1,510

1,185

3,941

3,502

Non-Interest Expense

4,341

3,885

12,668

10,798

Income  Before Income Tax Expense

1,177

1,039

3,019

3,487

Income Tax Expense

260

222

665

763

Net Income

$917

$817

$2,354

$2,724

Return  On Average Equity 

7.07%

8.28%

6.21%

9.73%

Return  On Average Assets 

0.72%

0.71%

0.63%

0.83%

Net Interest Margin**

3.35%

3.34%

3.38%

3.46%

September 30, 2019

September 30, 2018

Balance Sheet Highlights

Total Assets

$505,040

$475,499

Investment Securities

42,906

37,696

Loans held for sale

3,269

Loans, Net of allowance of $3,601 in 2019 and $3,105 in 2018

396,429

356,242

Deposits And Cash Management Accounts

442,246

418,841

Shareholders’ Equity

$51,642

$48,684

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30, 2019

September 30, 2018

September 30, 2019

September 30, 2018

Shareholders’ Value (per share)

Earnings  Per Share, Basic

$0.22

$0.23

$0.57

$0.80

Earnings  Per Share, Diluted

0.22

0.23

0.57

0.80

Cash Dividends Declared (per share)

0.070

0.070

0.21

0.21

Book Value At Period End (per share)

$12.49

$11.78

$12.49

$11.78

End of period number of shares outstanding

4,133,811

4,133,811

4,133,811

4,133,811

September 30, 2019

September 30, 2018

Safety and Soundness

Tier 1 Capital Ratio (Leverage Ratio)*

10.56%

10.96%

Non-Performing Assets As A Percentage Of 

Total Assets Including OREO

0.24%

0.24%

Allowance For Loan Losses As A Percentage Of

Period End Loans

0.90%

0.86%

Ratio Of Net Charge-Offs Annualized During The Period To

Average Loans Outstanding During The Period

0.004%

0.24%

* The capital ratios presented are for Bank of Charles Town. When computing capital ratios, the net of unrealized holding gains (losses) on securities available for
sale and the unfunded liability for pension and other post-retirement benefits, all computed net of tax, are added back to these shareholders’ equity figures. 

** The net interest margin presented is for Bank.

 

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