LOWELL, Mass., April 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Enterprise Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq:EBTC), parent of Enterprise Bank, announced net income of $3.2 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, for the three months ended March 31, 2012, compared to $2.5 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, for the three months ended March 31, 2011, representing increases of $709 thousand, or 29%, and $0.07, or 27%, per diluted share.
As previously announced on April 17, 2012, the Company declared a quarterly dividend of $0.11 per share to be paid on June 1, 2012 to shareholders of record as of May 11, 2012. The quarterly dividend represents a 4.8% increase over the 2011 dividend rate.
Chief Executive Officer Jack Clancy commented, "We began our 24th year with another successful quarter, with strong growth and earnings. Our focus remains on organic growth and expansion, while planning for our future by investing in our branch network, technology, progressive and technological product capabilities, our communities and most importantly, in our people. In February 2012 we opened our 19th branch office, and our fourth location in Southern New Hampshire, in Pelham, NH."
Mr. Clancy further stated, "Assets have grown by $70.9 million, or 5%, since December 31, 2011, and $130.6 million, or 9%, since March 31, 2011. Deposits have increased $71.8 million, or 5%, since December 31, 2011, and $120.0 million, or 9%, since March 31, 2011. Loans outstanding increased $892 thousand since December 31, 2011, and $99.7 million, or 9%, since March 31, 2011 during a period when many banks have seen decreases in their loan portfolios. Investment assets under management increased $62.4 million, to $567.6 million, an increase of 12% since December 31, 2011."
Founder and Chairman of the Board George Duncan stated, "We are extremely pleased to have reached another milestone in our growth as the Bank's total assets have surpassed $1.5 billion. This success in growing the Bank, while maintaining profitability for our shareholders, as shown by our 90 consecutive profitable quarters, is a significant accomplishment. We believe this achievement is due to our strong products and service capabilities combined with our core values, which are deeply rooted in respect for our shareholders, customers, employees and the communities we serve."
Results of Operations
The Company's growth contributed to increases in net interest income, non-interest income and the level of operating expenses in the quarter ended March 31, 2012. A reduction in the loan loss provision in the current quarter of 2012, compared to the first quarter of the prior year also contributed to the increased earnings.
Net interest income for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 amounted to $14.9 million, an increase of $920 thousand, or 7%, compared to the March 2011 quarter. The increase in net interest income was due primarily to loan growth, partially offset by a decrease in net interest margin. Average loan balances for the three months ended March 31, 2012 increased $98.6 million compared to the same three month average for the 2011 period. Tax equivalent net interest margin was 4.36% for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 compared to 4.39% for the quarter ended December 31, 2011, and 4.43% for the quarter ended March 31, 2011.
For the quarters ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, the provision for loan losses amounted to $300 thousand and $922 thousand, respectively. The provision made to the allowance for loan losses takes into consideration the level of loan growth, adversely classified and non-performing loans, specific reserves for impaired loans, net charge-offs, and the estimated impact of current economic conditions on credit quality. Loan growth during the first quarter of 2012 was $892 thousand, compared to $8.3 million during the same period in 2011. The balance of the allowance for loan losses allocated to impaired loans amounted to $3.7 million at March 31, 2012, compared to $3.2 million at March 31, 2011. Total non-performing assets as a percentage of total assets were 1.74% at March 31, 2012, compared to 1.67% at March 31, 2011. For the three months ended March 31, 2012, the Company recorded net charge-offs of $853 thousand, compared to net charge-offs of $64 thousand for the same period in the prior year. Annualized net charge-offs as a percentage of average loans for the three months ended March 31, 2012 amounted to 0.28% compared to 0.02% for the three months ended March 31, 2011. Management continues to closely monitor the non-performing assets, charge-offs and necessary allowance levels, including specific reserves. The allowance for loan losses to total loans ratio was 1.81% at March 31, 2012, compared to 1.85% at December 31, 2011 and 1.76% at March 31, 2011.
Non-interest income for the three months ended March 31, 2012 amounted to $3.0 million, an increase of $284 thousand, or 10%, compared to the first quarter of 2011. This increase primarily resulted from increases in investment advisory fees and deposit fee income and a gain on the sale of a previously foreclosed commercial property which is included in other income.
Non-interest expense for the three months ended March 31, 2012 amounted to $12.9 million, an increase of $708 thousand, or 6%, compared to the same period in the prior year. The increase in the quarterly expenses resulted primarily from the Company's strategic growth initiatives, including salaries and benefits, advertising and public relations, and other professional services, partially offset by a reduction in FDIC insurance expense.
Key Financial Highlights
- Total assets were $1.56 billion at March 31, 2012 as compared to $1.49 billion at December 31, 2011, an increase of $70.9 million, or 5%.
- Total loans amounted to $1.25 billion at March 31, 2012, an increase of $892 thousand since December 31, 2011.
- Total deposits were $1.41 billion at March 31, 2012 as compared to $1.33 billion at December 31, 2011, an increase of $71.8 million, or 5%.
- Investment assets under management amounted to $567.6 million at March 31, 2012 as compared to $505.2 million at December 31, 2011, an increase of $62.4 million, or 12%. The increase is attributable primarily to asset growth from new business and market value appreciation.
- Total assets under management amounted to $2.20 billion at March 31, 2012, compared to $2.06 billion at December 31, 2011, an increase of $134.9 million, or 7%.
Enterprise Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company"), is a Massachusetts corporation that conducts substantially all of its operations through Enterprise Bank and Trust Company, commonly referred to as Enterprise Bank, and has reported 90 consecutive profitable quarters. The Company principally is engaged in the business of attracting deposits from the general public and investing in commercial loans and investment securities. Through the bank and its subsidiaries, the Company offers a range of commercial and consumer loan products, deposit and cash management products as well as investment management, trust and insurance services. The Company's headquarters and the bank's main office are located at 222 Merrimack Street in Lowell, Massachusetts. The Company's primary market area is the Merrimack Valley and North Central regions of Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. Enterprise Bank has nineteen full-service branch offices located in the Massachusetts cities and towns of Lowell, Acton, Andover, Billerica, Chelmsford, Dracut, Fitchburg, Leominster, Methuen, Tewksbury, and Westford and in the New Hampshire towns of Derry, Hudson, Pelham and Salem.
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|ENTERPRISE BANCORP, INC.|
|Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|(Dollars in thousands)||March 31,||December 31,||March 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents:|
|Cash and due from banks||$28,316||$30,231||$26,028|
|Fed funds sold||17,567||2,115||56,482|
|Total cash and cash equivalents||96,160||39,131||87,165|
|Investment securities at fair value||154,085||140,405||134,209|
|Federal Home Loan Bank stock||4,260||4,740||4,740|
Loans, less allowance for loan losses of $22,607 at March 31, 2012 and $23,160 at
December 31, 2011 and $20,273 at March 31, 2011 respectively
|Premises and equipment||27,026||27,310||25,525|
|Accrued interest receivable||5,698||5,821||5,669|
|Deferred income taxes, net||12,258||12,411||10,911|
|Bank-owned life insurance||15,071||14,937||14,535|
|Prepaid income taxes||807||287||—|
|Prepaid expenses and other assets||10,275||11,136||9,635|
|Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity|
|Junior subordinated debentures||10,825||10,825||10,825|
|Accrued expenses and other liabilities||10,346||12,487||8,077|
|Income taxes payable||—||—||269|
|Accrued interest payable||340||751||562|
|Commitments and Contingencies|
|Preferred stock, $0.01 par value per share; 1,000,000 shares authorized; no shares issued||—||—||—|
Common stock $0.01 par value per share; 20,000,000 shares authorized;
9,580,911, 9,472,748 and 9,387,537 shares issued and outstanding at March 31,
2012, December 31, 2011 and March 31, 2011 respectively
|Additional paid-in capital||45,960||45,158||43,285|
|Accumulated other comprehensive income||3,499||3,196||2,239|
|Total stockholders' equity||130,683||127,448||119,105|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$1,560,070||$1,489,163||$1,429,426|
|ENTERPRISE BANCORP, INC.|
|Consolidated Statements of Income|
|Three months ended March 31, 2012 and 2011|
|Three months ended March 31,|
|(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)||2012||2011|
|Interest and dividend income:|
|Other interest-earning assets||19||16|
|Total interest and dividend income||16,776||16,240|
|Junior subordinated debentures||294||294|
|Total interest expense||1,847||2,231|
|Net interest income||14,929||14,009|
|Provision for loan losses||300||922|
|Net interest income after provision for loan losses||14,629||13,087|
|Investment advisory fees||1,021||956|
|Deposit service fees||1,089||1,023|
|Income on bank-owned life insurance, net||134||140|
|Net gains on sales of investment securities||47||—|
|Gains on sales of loans||240||220|
|Total non-interest income||3,042||2,758|
|Salaries and employee benefits||7,503||6,976|
|Occupancy and equipment expenses||1,414||1,449|
|Technology and telecommunications expenses||999||973|
|Advertising and public relations expenses||789||665|
|Deposit insurance premiums||277||489|
|Audit, legal and other professional fees||483||310|
|Supplies and postage expenses||231||218|
|Investment advisory and custodial expenses||97||104|
|Other operating expenses||1,093||994|
|Total non-interest expense||12,886||12,178|
|Income before income taxes||4,785||3,667|
|Provision for income taxes||1,612||1,203|
|Basic earnings per share||$0.33||$0.26|
|Diluted earnings per share||$0.33||$0.26|
|Basic weighted average common shares outstanding||9,499,568||9,318,522|
|Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding||9,568,677||9,356,479|
|ENTERPRISE BANCORP, INC.|
|Selected Consolidated Financial Data and Ratios|
|(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)||
At or for the three
March 31, 2012
At or for the year
December 31, 2011
At or for the three
March 31, 2011
|BALANCE SHEET AND OTHER DATA|
|Loans serviced for others||68,948||67,367||63,540|
|Investment assets under management||567,589||505,163||508,265|
|Total assets under management||$2,196,607||$2,061,693||$2,001,231|
|Book value per share||$13.64||$13.45||$12.69|
|Dividends paid per common share||$0.110||$0.420||$0.105|
|Total capital to risk weighted assets||11.56%||11.42%||11.40%|
|Tier 1 capital to risk weighted assets||10.26%||10.14%||10.09%|
|Tier 1 capital to average assets||8.86%||8.63%||8.79%|
|Allowance for loan losses to total loans||1.81%||1.85%||1.76%|
|Non-performing assets to total assets||1.74%||1.83%||1.67%|
|INCOME STATEMENT DATA (annualized)|
|Return on average total assets||0.85%||0.75%||0.72%|
|Return on average stockholders' equity||9.88%||8.98%||8.49%|
|Net interest margin (tax equivalent)||4.36%||4.37%||4.43%|
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