Press Release

Community Trust Bancorp, Inc. Reports Earnings for the First Quarter 2016

Company Release - 4/20/2016 9:01 AM ET

PIKEVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Community Trust Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTBI):

           
Earnings Summary
(in thousands except per share data)     1Q

2016

    4Q

2015

    1Q

2015

Net income $11,602 $11,870 $10,938
Earnings per share $0.66 $0.68 $0.63
Earnings per share – diluted $0.66 $0.68 $0.63
 
Return on average assets 1.20% 1.22% 1.18%
Return on average equity 9.63% 9.91% 9.70%
Efficiency ratio 58.63% 56.35% 58.66%
Tangible common equity 11.01% 10.68% 10.60%
 
Dividends declared per share $0.310 $0.310 $0.300
Book value per share $27.67 $27.12 $26.17
 
Weighted average shares 17,513 17,464 17,400
Weighted average shares – diluted 17,533 17,516 17,451
 

Community Trust Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTBI) reports earnings for the first quarter 2016 of $11.6 million, or $0.66 per basic share, compared to $10.9 million, or $0.63 per basic share, earned during the first quarter 2015 and $11.9 million, or $0.68 per basic share, earned during the fourth quarter 2015.

1st Quarter 2016 Highlights

  • Our loan portfolio increased $142.8 million from March 31, 2015 and $15.3 million during the quarter.
  • Our investment portfolio decreased $45.4 million from March 31, 2015 and $14.0 million during the quarter.
  • Deposits, including repurchase agreements, increased $109.2 million from March 31, 2015 and $61.3 million during the quarter.
  • Nonperforming loans at $27.0 million decreased $8.1 million from March 31, 2015 and $1.6 million from December 31, 2015. Nonperforming assets at $66.1 million decreased $7.9 million from March 31, 2015 and $3.4 million from December 31, 2015.
  • Net loan charge-offs for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 were $1.5 million, or 0.21% of average loans annualized, compared to $1.7 million, or 0.26%, experienced for the first quarter 2015 and $1.4 million, or 0.19%, for the fourth quarter 2015.

Net Interest Income

Net interest income for the quarter of $33.3 million was an increase of $0.4 million, or 1.3%, from prior year first quarter and $0.1 million, or 0.4%, from prior quarter. Our net interest margin decreased 13 basis points and increased 2 basis points during the respective time periods. Average earning assets increased $139.7 million, or 4.0%, from first quarter 2015 and $41.8 million, or 1.2%, from prior quarter, while our yield on average earning assets decreased 10 basis points and increased 4 basis points, respectively, during these time periods. The cost of interest bearing funds increased 4 basis points from prior year first quarter and 1 basis points from prior quarter. Our ratio of average loans to deposits, including repurchase agreements, for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 was 88.4% compared to 86.6% for the quarter ended March 31, 2015 and 87.5% for the quarter ended December 31, 2015.

Noninterest Income

Noninterest income for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 of $11.0 million was an increase of $0.2 million, or 2.2%, from prior year same quarter but a decrease of $0.8 million, or 7.1%, from prior quarter. The increase from prior year same quarter was primarily due to a $0.3 million increase in deposit service charges. The decrease in noninterest income from prior quarter was impacted by decreases in gains on sales of loans ($0.1 million), deposit service charges ($0.5 million), trust revenue ($0.1 million), and loan related fees ($0.5 million), partially offset by $0.1 million in securities gains compared to $0.2 million in securities losses in the prior quarter. The decrease in deposit related fees was primarily seasonal. Loan related fees decreased from prior year and prior quarter as a result of fluctuations in the fair value adjustments of our mortgage servicing rights ($0.2 million year over year and $0.5 million quarter over quarter).

Noninterest Expense

Noninterest expense for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 of $26.2 million was an increase of $0.4 million, or 1.6%, from prior year first quarter and $0.5 million, or 1.8%, from prior quarter. The increase in noninterest expense was primarily due to increases in personnel expense ($0.5 million year over year and $0.8 million quarter over quarter). Personnel expense year over year was impacted by a $0.3 million increase in salaries, a $0.2 million increase in bonuses and incentives, and a $0.2 million increase in the cost of group medical and life insurance. The year over year increase was partially offset by a $0.4 million decline in data processing expense. Quarter over quarter personnel expense was impacted a $0.7 million increase in bonuses and incentives and a $0.3 million increase in payroll taxes. The quarter over quarter increase in bonuses and incentives was due to a true up in the fourth quarter 2015 that resulted in lower than normal expense for the quarter. This increase was partially offset by a $0.5 million decrease in net other real estate owned expense.

Balance Sheet Review

CTBI’s total assets at $3.9 billion increased $120.5 million, or 3.2%, from March 31, 2015 but decreased $24.1 million, or an annualized 2.5%, during the quarter. Loans outstanding at March 31, 2016 were $2.9 billion, increasing $142.8 million, or 5.2%, from March 31, 2015 and $15.3 million, or an annualized 2.1%, during the quarter. We experienced growth during the quarter of $18.6 million in the indirect loan portfolio, partially offset by decreases of $2.8 million in the residential loan portfolio, $0.2 million in the commercial loan portfolio, and $0.3 million in the consumer direct loan portfolio. CTBI’s investment portfolio decreased $45.4 million, or 7.2%, from March 31, 2015 and $14.0 million, or an annualized 9.4%, during the quarter. Cash flows generated from the decline in the investment portfolio year over year were utilized to support loan growth. Deposits, including repurchase agreements, at $3.3 billion increased $109.2 million, or 3.4%, from March 31, 2015 and $61.3 million, or an annualized 7.6%, from prior quarter.

Shareholders’ equity at March 31, 2016 was $485.6 million compared to $457.4 million at March 31, 2015 and $475.6 million at December 31, 2015. CTBI’s annualized dividend yield to shareholders as of March 31, 2016 was 3.51%.

Asset Quality

CTBI’s total nonperforming loans were $27.0 million at March 31, 2016, a 23.1% decrease from the $35.1 million at March 31, 2015 and a 5.7% decrease from the $28.6 million at December 31, 2015. Loans 90+ days past due decreased $3.5 million during the quarter while nonaccrual loans increased $1.9 million. Loans 30-89 days past due at $19.1 million was an increase of $4.7 million from December 31, 2015. Our loan portfolio management processes focus on the immediate identification, management, and resolution of problem loans to maximize recovery and minimize loss. Impaired loans, loans not expected to meet contractual principal and interest payments other than insignificant delays, at March 31, 2016 totaled $59.5 million, a $3.0 million increase from the $56.5 million at March 31, 2015 and a $9.6 million increase from the $49.9 million at December 31, 2015.

Our level of foreclosed properties at $39.0 million at March 31, 2016 was a slight increase from $38.7 million at March 31, 2015 but a decrease from the $40.7 million at December 31, 2015. Sales of foreclosed properties for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 totaled $2.8 million while new foreclosed properties totaled $1.3 million. At March 31, 2016, the book value of properties under contracts to sell was $3.3 million; however, the closings had not occurred at quarter-end.

Net loan charge-offs for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 were $1.5 million, or 0.21% of average loans annualized, compared to $1.7 million, or 0.26%, experienced for the first quarter 2015 and $1.4 million, or 0.19%, for the fourth quarter 2015. Of the net charge-offs for the quarter, $0.4 million were in commercial loans, $0.6 million were in indirect auto loans, $0.3 million were in residential real estate mortgage loans, and $0.2 million were in consumer direct loans. Allocations to loan loss reserves were $1.8 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 compared to $1.9 million for the quarters ended March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2015. Our reserve coverage (allowance for loan and lease loss reserve to nonperforming loans) at March 31, 2016 was 134.7% compared to 98.7% at March 31, 2015 and 126.2% at December 31, 2015. Our loan loss reserve as a percentage of total loans outstanding remained at 1.26% at March 31, 2016 from March 31, 2015 and December 31, 2015.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain of the statements contained herein that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. Community Trust Bancorp, Inc.’s (“CTBI”) actual results may differ materially from those included in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words or phrases such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “may increase,” “may fluctuate,” and similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as “will,” “should,” “would,” and “could.” These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, economic conditions, portfolio growth, the credit performance of the portfolios, including bankruptcies, and seasonal factors; changes in general economic conditions including the performance of financial markets, prevailing inflation and interest rates, realized gains from sales of investments, gains from asset sales, and losses on commercial lending activities; results of various investment activities; the effects of competitors’ pricing policies, changes in laws and regulations, competition, and demographic changes on target market populations’ savings and financial planning needs; industry changes in information technology systems on which we are highly dependent; failure of acquisitions to produce revenue enhancements or cost savings at levels or within the time frames originally anticipated or unforeseen integration difficulties; and the resolution of legal proceedings and related matters. In addition, the banking industry in general is subject to various monetary, operational, and fiscal policies and regulations, which include, but are not limited to, those determined by the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and state regulators, whose policies and regulations could affect CTBI’s results. These statements are representative only on the date hereof, and CTBI undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements made.

Community Trust Bancorp, Inc., with assets of $3.9 billion, is headquartered in Pikeville, Kentucky and has 70 banking locations across eastern, northeastern, central, and south central Kentucky, six banking locations in southern West Virginia, four banking locations in northeastern Tennessee, four trust offices across Kentucky, and one trust office in Tennessee.

Additional information follows.

 
Community Trust Bancorp, Inc.
Financial Summary (Unaudited)
March 31, 2016
(in thousands except per share data and # of employees)
           
Three Three Three
Months Months Months
Ended Ended Ended
March 31, 2016 December 31, 2015 March 31, 2015
Interest income $ 36,527 $ 36,300 $ 35,725
Interest expense   3,203     3,105     2,820  
Net interest income 33,324 33,195 32,905
Loan loss provision 1,765 1,910 1,901
 
Gains on sales of loans 316 403 290
Deposit service charges 5,845 6,306 5,582
Trust revenue 2,275 2,384 2,239
Loan related fees 611 1,074 864
Securities gains (losses) 68 (248 ) 144
Other noninterest income   1,856     1,891     1,617  
Total noninterest income 10,971 11,810 10,736
 
Personnel expense 14,133 13,321 13,645
Occupancy and equipment 2,772 2,643 2,864
Data processing expense 1,569 1,539 1,932
FDIC insurance premiums 583 584 606
Other noninterest expense   7,185     7,691     6,771  
Total noninterest expense 26,242 25,778 25,818
 
Net income before taxes 16,288 17,317 15,922
Income taxes   4,686     5,447     4,984  
Net income $ 11,602   $ 11,870   $ 10,938  
 
Memo: TEQ interest income $ 37,058 $ 36,797 $ 36,238
 
Average shares outstanding 17,513 17,464 17,400
Diluted average shares outstanding 17,533 17,516 17,451
Basic earnings per share $ 0.66 $ 0.68 $ 0.63
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.66 $ 0.68 $ 0.63
Dividends per share $ 0.310 $ 0.310 $ 0.300
 
Average balances:
Loans $ 2,878,833 $ 2,847,128 $ 2,733,297
Earning assets 3,620,318 3,578,521 3,480,600
Total assets 3,887,581 3,844,441 3,745,141
Deposits, including repurchase agreements 3,255,222 3,253,160 3,155,059
Interest bearing liabilities 2,624,218 2,586,609 2,560,596
Shareholders' equity 484,750 475,261 457,407
 
Performance ratios:
Return on average assets 1.20 % 1.22 % 1.18 %
Return on average equity 9.63 % 9.91 % 9.70 %
Yield on average earning assets (tax equivalent) 4.12 % 4.08 % 4.22 %
Cost of interest bearing funds (tax equivalent) 0.49 % 0.48 % 0.45 %
Net interest margin (tax equivalent) 3.76 % 3.74 % 3.89 %
Efficiency ratio (tax equivalent) 58.63 % 56.35 % 58.66 %
 
Loan charge-offs $ 2,465 $ 2,051 $ 2,636
Recoveries   (935 )   (695 )   (894 )
Net charge-offs $ 1,530 $ 1,356 $ 1,742
 
Market Price:
High $ 36.00 $ 37.15 $ 36.47
Low $ 30.89 $ 33.68 $ 31.53
Close $ 35.32 $ 34.96 $ 33.16
 

Community Trust Bancorp, Inc.

Financial Summary (Unaudited)

March 31, 2016

(in thousands except per share data and # of employees)

 
As of As of As of
March 31, 2016 December 31, 2015 March 31, 2015
Assets:
Loans $ 2,889,291 $ 2,873,961 $ 2,746,482
Loan loss reserve   (36,329 )

 

  (36,094 )   (34,606 )
Net loans 2,852,962 2,837,867 2,711,876
Loans held for sale 2,707 1,172 1,505
Securities AFS 580,950 594,936 626,335
Securities HTM 1,661 1,661 1,661
Other equity investments 22,814 22,814 22,814
Other earning assets 112,104 141,313 88,207
Cash and due from banks 53,727 51,974 61,351
Premises and equipment 48,160 48,188 49,363
Goodwill and core deposit intangible 65,742 65,781 65,914
Other assets   139,011     138,228     130,322  
Total Assets $ 3,879,838   $ 3,903,934   $ 3,759,348  
 
Liabilities and Equity:
NOW accounts $ 55,672 $ 44,567 $ 36,913
Savings deposits 1,026,527 997,042 962,101
CD's >=$100,000 568,090 559,497 583,112
Other time deposits   626,099     629,701     653,264  
Total interest bearing deposits 2,276,388 2,230,807 2,235,390
Noninterest bearing deposits   757,830     749,975     704,150  
Total deposits 3,034,218 2,980,782 2,939,540
Repurchase agreements 259,083 251,225 244,570
Other interest bearing liabilities 68,220 165,993 74,523
Noninterest bearing liabilities   32,680     30,351     43,266  
Total liabilities 3,394,201 3,428,351 3,301,899
Shareholders' equity   485,637     475,583     457,449  
Total Liabilities and Equity $ 3,879,838   $ 3,903,934   $ 3,759,348  
 
Ending shares outstanding 17,553 17,537 17,479
Memo: Market value of HTM securities $ 1,662 $ 1,651 $ 1,653
 
30 - 89 days past due loans $ 19,125 $ 14,401 $ 17,826
90 days past due loans 8,534 12,046 17,798
Nonaccrual loans 18,446 16,563 17,264
Restructured loans (excluding 90 days past due and nonaccrual) 58,404 49,283 47,148
Foreclosed properties 38,985 40,674 38,735
Other repossessed assets 136 183 201
 
Common equity Tier 1 capital 14.84 % 14.58 % 14.01 %
Tier 1 leverage ratio 12.44 % 12.40 % 12.16 %
Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio 16.97 % 16.70 % 16.17 %
Total risk based capital ratio 18.22 % 17.95 % 17.41 %
Tangible equity to tangible assets ratio 11.01 % 10.68 % 10.60 %
FTE employees 990 984 1,007

Community Trust Bancorp, Inc.
Jean R. Hale, 606-437-3294
Chairman, President, and C.E.O.

Source: Community Trust Bancorp, Inc.