Oak Ridge Financial Services, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2021 Results

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OAK RIDGE, N.C., Oct. 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Oak Ridge Financial Services, Inc. (“Oak Ridge”; or the “Company”) (OTCPink: BKOR), the parent company of Bank of Oak Ridge (the “Bank”), announced unaudited financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021.

Third Quarter 2021 Highlights

  • Basic and diluted earnings per share of $0.75 for the three months ended September 30, 2021, up 42 cents, or 127.3%, from the comparable 2020 period;

  • Annualized return on average common stockholders’ equity of 16.40% for the three months ended September 30, 2021, compared to 8.50% for the same period in 2020;

  • Tangible book value per common share of $18.72 as of September 30, 2021, up 14.4%, or $2.36, from $16.36 as of September 30, 2020;

  • Through September 30, 2021, forgave and recognized remaining unamortized fees and associated costs of approximately 90% on the $50.1 million of first round of Small Business Administration (“SBA”) Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans;

  • Through the nine months ending September 30, 2021, the Bank funded 418 Round 2 PPP loans totaling $30.8 million, the associated fees and origination costs will be recognized as interest income and expense, respectively, over the life of the PPP loans;

  • Through September 30, 2021, forgave and recognized remaining unamortized fees and associated costs of approximately 27% on the $30.8 million of second round of Small Business Administration (“SBA”) Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans;

  • Period end loans of $441.5 million, down 2.02% (2.71% annualized), or $9.1 million from $450.6 million as of December 31, 2020;

  • Period end allowance for loan losses of $4.2 million, down 22.6%, from $5.5 million on December 31, 2020;

  • Nonperforming assets of $2.8 million, down 20% from $3.5 million on December 31, 2020;

  • Period end deposits of $487.2 million, up 6.9%, or $31.5 million from $455.7 million as of December 31, 2020.

  • Through the nine months ending September 30, 2021, the Bank has retired $8 million in short term borrowings and $5.6 million in subordinated debentures.

Tom Wayne, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, reported, “I am extremely pleased with our continued strong performance in the third quarter of 2021. I am thankful to have our experienced team of bankers and a supportive board of directors as we address future opportunities and challenges.”

A quarterly cash dividend of $0.07 per share of common stock is payable on December 1, 2021 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on November 16, 2021. “We are pleased to pay another quarterly cash dividend to our stockholders,” said Mr. Wayne. “Paying stockholders a portion of our earnings reflects our continuing commitment to enhance stockholder value.”

The Bank adopted the 9% community bank leverage ratio (“CBLR”) requirement as of September 30, 2020. As of September 30, 2021, the Bank’s CBLR was 10.09%, up from 9.37% on December 31, 2020. As of September 30, 2021, the Company’s stockholders’ equity was $49.5 million, up 11.3%, from $44.5 million on December 31, 2020.

With respect to the consolidated statement of operations for the three months ended September 30, 2021, net interest income was $5.3 million, compared to $4.5 million during the same period in 2020. For the three months ended September 30, 2021, the net interest margin was 3.94% compared to 3.42% for the same period in 2020, an increase of 52 basis points. For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, net interest income was $16.0 million, compared to $12.9 million during the same period in 2020. The net interest margin was 4.00% for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, compared to 3.55% for the same period in 2020, an increase of 45 basis points.

The Company recorded a negative provision for loan losses of $135,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2021, compared to a provision of $617,000 for the same period in 2020. For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company recorded a negative provision of $247,000 compared with a provision of $2.2 million for the same period in 2020. The allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total loans was 0.96% on September 30, 2021, compared to 1.21% on December 31, 2020. The allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total loans not including PPP loans was 1.02% on September 30, 2021, compared to 1.35% as of December 31, 2020. The decrease in the allowance for loan losses in 2021 was largely the result of the Company decreasing the qualitative factors in its allowance for loan loss model due to the improving overall economic outlook and specifically related to the economic effects COVID-19. Nonperforming assets represented 0.50% of total assets on September 30, 2021, compared to 0.64% on December 31, 2020.

Noninterest income totaled $919,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2021, compared with $900,000 for the same period in 2020, an increase of $19,000 or 2.1%. The biggest contributors to the decrease was a gain on sale of SBA loans (not PPP loans) of $202,000 in the third quarter of 2020 and $56,000 such gains in the comparable period in 2021; as well as a gain on the sale of investment securities of $182,000 in the third quarter of 2021 and no such gains in the comparable period in 2020. Noninterest income totaled $2.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, compared with $2.5 million for the same period in 2020, a decrease of $266,000 or 10.6%. The biggest contributor to the decrease was the above-mentioned gain on sale of SBA loans in the comparable period in 2020 as well as the above-mentioned gain on sale of investment securities in the nine months ended September 30, 2021, and no such gains on sale of investment securities in the comparable period in 2020.

Noninterest expense totaled $3.8 million in the three months ended September 30, 2021, an increase of $112,000, or 3.0%, from the same period in 2020. The increase was driven by higher employee salaries which increased by $188,000 compared to the prior period. Annual merit increases effective January 1, 2021, higher 2021 incentive payments, and higher 2020 deferred loan origination expense contributed to the increase in salaries. Noninterest expense totaled $11.2 million in the nine months ended September 30, 2021, an increase of $782,000, or 7.5%, from 2020. The increase was driven by higher employee salaries which increased by $791,000 compared to the prior period. Annual merit increases effective January 1, 2021, higher 2021 incentive payments, and higher 2020 deferred loan origination expense contributed to the salary increase.

About Oak Ridge Financial Services, Inc.
Oak Ridge Financial Services, Inc. (OTCPink: BKOR) is the holding company for Bank of Oak Ridge. Bank of Oak Ridge delivers personal attention and convenience for every client. Substantially all the Bank’s employees are stockholders in Oak Ridge Financial Services, Inc. through their participation in the Bank’s Employee Stock Ownership Plan. We are proud of our many accolades and awards, including seven “Best Bank in the Triad” wins, “Triad’s Top Workplace” finalist, “Triad’s Healthiest Employer” winner and a 2016 Better Business Bureau “Torch Award” winner. We offer a complete range of banking services for individuals and businesses. Bank of Oak Ridge is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.

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Forward-looking Information
This earnings 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. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, (1) competition in the Company’s markets, (2) changes in the interest rate environment, (3) general national, regional or local economic conditions may be less favorable than expected, resulting in, among other things, a deterioration in credit quality and the possible impairment of collectability of loans, (4) legislative or regulatory changes, including changes in accounting standards, (5) significant changes in the federal and state legal and regulatory environment and tax laws, and (6) the impact of changes in monetary and fiscal policies, laws, rules and regulations. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

Oak Ridge Financial Services, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
As of September 30, 2021 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2020 (Audited)

2021

2020

Assets

Cash and due from banks

$

8,949

$

9,354

Interest-bearing deposits with banks

44,617

11,994

Total cash and cash equivalents

53,566

21,348

Securities available-for-sale

45,266

46,357

Securities held-to-maturity

455

564

Restricted stock, at cost

1,320

1,806

Loans, net of allowance for loan losses of $4,227 at period end 2021 and $5,458 at year end 2020

437,237

445,127

Property and equipment, net

10,131

10,632

Accrued interest receivable

1,783

2,412

Bank owned life insurance

5,993

5,930

Right-of-use assets – operating leases

1,695

1,990

Other assets

5,447

4,464

Total assets

$

562,893

$

540,630

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

Liabilities

Deposits:

Noninterest-bearing

$

119,101

$

94,227

Interest-bearing

368,119

361,510

Total deposits

487,220

455,737

Short-term borrowings

-

8,000

Long-term borrowings

750

952

Junior subordinated notes related to trust preferred securities

8,248

8,248

Subordinated debentures

9,853

15,484

Lease liabilities – operating leases

1,695

1,990

Accrued interest payable

271

140

Other liabilities

5,340

5,604

Total liabilities

513,377

496,155

Stockholders’ equity

Common stock, no par value; 50,000,000 shares authorized; 2,672,620 issued and outstanding at period end 2021 and 2,639,345 at year end 2020

25,379

25,013

Retained earnings

21,028

15,771

Accumulated other comprehensive income

3,109

3,691

Total stockholders’ equity

49,516

44,475

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

562,893

$

540,630


Oak Ridge Financial Services, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Income
Nine and three months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 (Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands except per share data)

Three months ended
September 30,

Nine months ended
September 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Interest and Dividend Income

Loans and fees on loans

$

5,471

$

5,302

$

16,787

$

15,453

Interest on deposits in banks

11

11

21

79

Restricted stock dividends

19

10

59

51

Taxable and tax-exempt investment securities

330

322

1,014

937

Total interest and dividend income

5,831

5,645

17,881

16,520

Interest expense

Deposits

304

729

1,027

2,644

Short-term and long-term debt

209

416

855

954

Total interest expense

513

1,145

1,882

3,598

Net interest income

5,318

4,500

15,999

12,922

Provision for (recovery of) loan losses

(135)

617

(247)

2,246

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

5,453

3,883

16,246

10,676

Noninterest income

Service charges on deposit accounts

135

136

390

445

Brokerage commissions on mortgage loans

67

97

199

295

Insurance commissions

112

103

321

275

Gain on sale of SBA loans

56

202

56

464

Debit and credit card interchange income

283

275

829

796

Income earned on bank owned life insurance

21

24

63

70

Gain on sale of investment securities

182

-

182

-

Other service charges and fees

63

63

208

169

Total noninterest income

919

900

2,248

2,514

Noninterest expense

Salaries

1,708

1,520

5,198

4,407

Employee benefits

265

330

830

831

Occupancy

271

261

800

713

Equipment

284

259

829

752

Data and item processing

500

540

1,375

1,633

Professional and advertising

296

148

724

462

Stationary and supplies

42

51

139

103

Net cost of foreclosed assets

-

-

-

-

Impairment loss on securities

-

31

28

53

Telecommunications

91

83

281

265

FDIC assessment

48

107

141

194

Other expense

315

378

865

1,015

Total noninterest expense

3,820

3,708

11,210

10,428

Income before income taxes

2,552

1,075

7,284

2,762

Income tax expense

539

199

1,495

513

Net income and income available to common stockholders

$

2,013

$

876

$

5,789

$

2,249

Basic income per common share

$

0.75

$

0.33

$

2.17

$

0.85

Diluted income per common share

$

0.75

$

0.33

$

2.17

$

0.85

Basic weighted average shares outstanding

2,672,620

2,644,165

2,667,405

2,641,251

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding

2,672,620

2,644,165

2,667,405

2,648,882


Selected Financial Data

September
30, 2021

June 30,
2021

March 31,
2021

December
31, 2020

September
30, 2020

June 30,
2020

Return on average common stockholders' equity1

16.40

%

14.71

%

18.45

%

9.17

%

8.50

%

11.61

%

Tangible book value per share

$

18.72

$

17.93

$

17.24

$

16.86

$

16.36

$

15.98

Return on average assets1

1.41

%

1.20

%

1.49

%

0.73

%

0.64

%

0.92

%

Net interest margin1

3.94

%

3.79

%

4.26

%

3.57

%

3.42

%

3.60

%

Net interest income to average assets1

3.73

%

3.67

%

4.03

%

3.32

%

3.27

%

3.41

%

Efficiency ratio

63.08

%

62.80

%

59.94

%

67.64

%

68.67

%

62.79

%

Nonperforming assets to total assets

0.50

%

0.55

%

0.62

%

0.64

%

0.64

%

0.65

%

1Annualized

Contact: Tom Wayne, CEO and CFO
Phone: 336-644-9944


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