Press Release

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

Company Release - 10/19/2016 9:18 AM ET

PIKEVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Community Trust Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTBI):

                                                       
  Earnings Summary                                        
  (in thousands except per share data)        

3Q
2016

       

2Q
2016

       

3Q
2015

       

9 Months
2016

       

9 Months
2015

 
Net income $12,312 $11,566 $11,222 $35,480 $34,562
Earnings per share $0.70 $0.66 $0.64 $2.02 $1.98
Earnings per share - diluted $0.70 $0.66 $0.64 $2.02 $1.98
 
Return on average assets 1.25% 1.19% 1.18% 1.21% 1.23%
Return on average equity 9.81% 9.46% 9.50% 9.63% 9.99%
Efficiency ratio 57.45% 59.98% 60.53% 58.68% 58.82%
Tangible common equity 11.24% 11.17% 10.82%
 
Dividends declared per share $0.32 $0.31 $0.31 $0.94 $0.91
Book value per share $28.40 $28.11 $26.87
 
Weighted average shares 17,554 17,530 17,440 17,532 17,420
  Weighted average shares - diluted         17,569         17,542         17,491         17,548         17,472  
 

Community Trust Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTBI) reports earnings for the third quarter 2016 of $12.3 million, or $0.70 per basic share, compared to $11.2 million, or $0.64 per basic share, earned during the third quarter 2015 and $11.6 million, or $0.66 per basic share, earned during the second quarter 2016. Earnings for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 were $35.5 million, or $2.02 per basic share, compared to $34.6 million, or $1.98 per basic share earned for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.

3rd Quarter 2016 Highlights

  • Our loan portfolio increased $110.8 million from September 30, 2015 but decreased $0.1 million during the quarter.
  • Our investment portfolio increased $54.0 million from September 30, 2015 and $51.6 million during the quarter.
  • Deposits, including repurchase agreements, increased $84.9 million from September 30, 2015 and $13.0 million during the quarter.
  • Nonperforming loans at $28.3 million decreased $4.4 million from September 30, 2015 but increased $3.6 million from June 30, 2016. Nonperforming assets at $66.1 million decreased $1.4 million from September 30, 2015 but increased $3.5 million from June 30, 2016.
  • Net loan charge-offs for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 were $2.1 million, or 0.28% of average loans annualized, compared to $2.2 million, or 0.31%, experienced for the third quarter 2015 and $2.5 million, or 0.35%, for the second quarter 2016.

Net Interest Income

Net interest income for the quarter of $33.2 million was an increase of $0.3 million, or 0.8%, from prior year third quarter and $0.2 million, or 0.5%, from prior quarter as we grew our earning assets. Our net interest margin decreased 11 basis points and 5 basis points during the respective time periods. The extended low rate environment continues to have a negative impact on our net interest margin as the yield on average earning assets continued to decline while our cost of funds increased slightly. Average earning assets increased $140.5 million, or 4.0%, from third quarter 2015 and $29.7 million, or 3.2%, annualized, from prior quarter, while our yield on average earning assets decreased 6 basis points and 4 basis points, respectively, during these time periods. The cost of interest bearing funds increased 6 basis points from prior year third quarter and 1 basis point from prior quarter. Our ratio of average loans to deposits, including repurchase agreements, for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 was 88.3% compared to 87.5% for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 and 88.1% for the quarter ended June 30, 2016. Net interest income for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 of $99.6 million was an increase of $0.6 million, or 0.6%, over the first nine months of 2015, although we experienced a 13 basis point decline in our net interest margin.

Noninterest Income

Noninterest income for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 of $13.2 million was an increase of $1.2 million, or 9.6%, from prior year same quarter and $1.4 million, or 12.0%, from prior quarter. The increase for the quarter was primarily due to increases in gains on sales of loans, deposit service charges, trust revenue, loan related fees, and securities gains. Loan related fees were affected by fluctuations in the fair value adjustments of our mortgage servicing rights with an increase of $0.4 million from the same quarter last year and an increase of $0.2 million quarter over quarter. Noninterest income for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 of $35.9 million was an increase of $0.9 million, or 2.7%, from the first nine months of 2015. The year-to-date increase in noninterest income was primarily due to a $0.7 million increase in deposit services charges, a $0.2 million increase in trust revenue, and a $0.4 million increase in securities gains, partially offset by declines in gains on sales of loans ($0.2 million) and loan related fees ($0.1 million). Loan related fees decreased year-to-date as a result of the $0.2 million decline in the fair value of mortgage servicing rights.

Noninterest Expense

Noninterest expense for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 of $26.7 million was a decrease of $0.8 million, or 3.1%, from prior year third quarter and $0.5 million, or 1.9%, from prior quarter. The decrease in noninterest expense from prior year same quarter was primarily due to decreases in FDIC insurance, net other real estate owned expense, and operating losses, partially offset by an increase in personnel expense. The decrease from prior quarter in FDIC insurance premiums and operating losses was combined with a decrease in personnel expense, but was partially offset by an increase in our net other real estate owned expense. The fluctuation in our personnel expense is a result of changes in our group medical insurance expense caused by differences in our claims paid experience as a self-insured employer. Noninterest expense for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 of $80.1 million was an increase of $0.5 million, or 0.6%, compared to the first nine months of 2015, primarily due to the $1.4 million increase in personnel expense which included a $0.8 million increase in salaries, a $1.1 million increase in the cost of group medical and life insurance, and a $0.4 million decrease in bonuses. The increase in personnel expense was partially offset by declines in data processing expense ($0.5 million) and net other real estate owned expense ($0.6 million).

Balance Sheet Review

CTBI’s total assets at $3.9 billion increased $122.1 million, or 3.2%, from September 30, 2015 and $34.9 million, or an annualized 3.6%, during the quarter. Loans outstanding at September 30, 2016 were $2.9 billion, increasing $110.8 million, or 3.9%, from September 30, 2015 but decreasing $0.1 million during the quarter. We experienced a decline during the quarter of $9.5 million in the commercial loan portfolio and $5.7 million in the residential loan portfolio, offset by increases of $12.6 million in the indirect loan portfolio and $2.5 million in the consumer direct loan portfolio. CTBI’s investment portfolio increased $54.0 million, or 9.3%, from September 30, 2015 and $51.6 million, or an annualized 35.3%, during the quarter. Excess cash on deposit at the Federal Reserve was redeployed into short term investments offering higher yields while maintaining the short duration position of our investment portfolio. Deposits, including repurchase agreements, at $3.3 billion increased $84.9 million, or 2.6%, from September 30, 2015 and $13.0 million, or an annualized 1.6%, from prior quarter.

Shareholders’ equity at September 30, 2016 was $500.1 million compared to $470.6 million at September 30, 2015 and $493.6 million at June 30, 2016. CTBI’s annualized dividend yield to shareholders as of September 30, 2016 was 3.45%.

Asset Quality

CTBI’s total nonperforming loans were $28.3 million at September 30, 2016, a 13.5% decrease from the $32.7 million at September 30, 2015 but a 14.6% increase from the $24.7 million at June 30, 2016. Loans 90+ days past due increased $3.3 million during the quarter but decreased $6.5 million from September 30, 2015. Nonaccrual loans increased $0.4 million during the quarter and $2.1 million from September 30, 2015. Loans 30-89 days past due at $19.8 million was an increase of $0.8 million from June 30, 2016 and an increase of $1.0 million from September 30, 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 September 30, 2016 totaled $55.0 million, an increase of $6.7 million from the $48.3 million at September 30, 2015 and $1.7 million from the $53.3 million at June 30, 2016. While nonperforming loans and impaired loans increased during the quarter, the increase was primarily in loans 90+ days past due and still accruing. These loans are considered to be well secured and in the process of collection. Management analyzes all loans that are 90+ days past due or otherwise impaired to determine the amount of impairment that should be recognized. During the quarter, the amount of impairment recognized decreased by $0.2 million.

Our level of foreclosed properties at $37.7 million at September 30, 2016 was a $3.0 million increase from the $34.7 million at September 30, 2015 but was relatively flat to June 30, 2016. Sales of foreclosed properties for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 totaled $0.7 million while new foreclosed properties totaled $1.0 million. At September 30, 2016, the book value of properties under contracts to sell was $4.7 million; however, the closings had not occurred at quarter-end.

Net loan charge-offs for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 were $2.1 million, or 0.28% of average loans annualized, compared to $2.2 million, or 0.31%, experienced for the third quarter 2015 and $2.5 million, or 0.35%, for the second quarter 2016. Of the net charge-offs for the quarter, $0.8 million were in commercial loans, $0.8 million were in indirect auto loans, $0.4 million were in residential real estate mortgage loans, and $0.1 million were in consumer direct loans. Allocations to loan loss reserves were $2.2 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 compared to $2.5 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2015 and $1.9 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2016. Our reserve coverage (allowance for loan and lease loss reserve to nonperforming loans) at September 30, 2016 was 126.5% compared to 108.6% at September 30, 2015 and 144.6% at June 30, 2016. Our loan loss reserve as a percentage of total loans outstanding remained at 1.22% at September 30, 2016 compared to prior quarter, down from the 1.26% at September 30, 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)

September 30, 2016

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

                   
Three Three Three Nine Nine
Months Months Months Months Months
Ended Ended Ended Ended Ended
September 30, 2016 June 30, 2016 September 30, 2015 September 30, 2016 September 30, 2015
Interest income $ 36,679 $ 36,374 $ 35,912 $ 109,580 $ 107,720
Interest expense   3,452     3,315     2,947     9,970     8,668  
Net interest income 33,227 33,059 32,965 99,610 99,052
Loan loss provision 2,191 1,873 2,520 5,829 6,740
 
Gains on sales of loans 595 446 462 1,357 1,575
Deposit service charges 6,563 6,272 6,348 18,680 17,976
Trust revenue 2,440 2,396 2,297 7,111 6,902
Loan related fees 1,260 739 641 2,610 2,747
Securities gains (losses) 458 (4 ) 12 522 142
Other noninterest income   1,870     1,920     2,275     5,646     5,657  
Total noninterest income 13,186 11,769 12,035 35,926 34,999
 
Personnel expense 14,216 14,322 13,975 42,671 41,242
Occupancy and equipment 2,745 2,695 2,688 8,212 8,232
Data processing expense 1,601 1,559 1,577 4,729 5,204
FDIC insurance premiums 469 576 606 1,628 1,798
Other noninterest expense   7,656     8,040     8,688     22,881     23,189  
Total noninterest expense 26,687 27,192 27,534 80,121 79,665
 
Net income before taxes 17,535 15,763 14,946 49,586 47,646
Income taxes   5,223     4,197     3,724     14,106     13,084  
Net income $ 12,312   $ 11,566   $ 11,222   $ 35,480   $ 34,562  
 
Memo: TEQ interest income $ 37,178 $ 36,880 $ 36,414 $ 111,116 $ 109,250
 
Average shares outstanding 17,554 17,530 17,440 17,532 17,420
Diluted average shares outstanding 17,569 17,542 17,491 17,548 17,472
Basic earnings per share $ 0.70 $ 0.66 $ 0.64 $ 2.02 $ 1.98
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.70 $ 0.66 $ 0.64 $ 2.02 $ 1.98
Dividends per share $ 0.32 $ 0.31 $ 0.31 $ 0.94 $ 0.91
 
Average balances:
Loans $ 2,931,791 $ 2,913,461 $ 2,803,332 $ 2,908,115 $ 2,773,249
Earning assets 3,664,598 3,634,945 3,524,058 3,640,043 3,506,303
Total assets 3,932,705 3,900,660 3,788,917 3,907,076 3,772,031
Deposits, including repurchase agreements 3,319,608 3,307,591 3,203,122 3,294,233 3,184,151
Interest bearing liabilities 2,634,254 2,615,806 2,562,274 2,624,794 2,563,526

Shareholders’ equity

499,180 491,634 468,442 491,882 462,454
 
Performance ratios:
Return on average assets 1.25 % 1.19 % 1.18 % 1.21 % 1.23 %
Return on average equity 9.81 % 9.46 % 9.50 % 9.63 % 9.99 %
Yield on average earning assets (tax equivalent) 4.04 % 4.08 % 4.10 % 4.08 % 4.17 %
Cost of interest bearing funds (tax equivalent) 0.52 % 0.51 % 0.46 % 0.51 % 0.45 %
Net interest margin (tax equivalent) 3.66 % 3.71 % 3.77 % 3.71 % 3.84 %
Efficiency ratio (tax equivalent) 57.45 % 59.98 % 60.53 % 58.68 % 58.82 %
 
Loan charge-offs $ 2,962 $ 3,302 $ 2,899 $ 8,729 $ 7,819
Recoveries   (875 )   (797 )   (729 )   (2,607 )   (2,172 )
Net charge-offs $ 2,087 $ 2,505 $ 2,170 $ 6,122 $ 5,647
 
Market Price:
High $ 37.49 $ 36.95 $ 37.63 $ 37.49 $ 37.63
Low $ 33.71 $ 32.98 $ 33.62 $ 30.89 $ 31.53
Close $ 37.11 $ 34.66 $ 35.51 $ 37.11 $ 35.51
 

 

 

Community Trust Bancorp, Inc.

Financial Summary (Unaudited)

September 30, 2016

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

 
As of As of As of
September 30, 2016 June 30, 2016 September 30, 2015
Assets:
Loans $ 2,931,299 $ 2,931,385 $ 2,820,460
Loan loss reserve   (35,801 )   (35,697 )   (35,540 )
Net loans 2,895,498 2,895,688 2,784,920
Loans held for sale 2,075 1,707 1,983
Securities AFS 631,201 579,115 576,713
Securities HTM 1,181 1,661 1,661
Other equity investments 22,814 22,814 22,814
Other earning assets 74,419 81,894 116,754
Cash and due from banks 49,584 59,700 54,041
Premises and equipment 47,840 48,104 48,541
Goodwill and core deposit intangible 65,662 65,702 65,821
Other assets   139,952     138,937     134,900  
Total Assets $ 3,930,226   $ 3,895,322   $ 3,808,148  
 
Liabilities and Equity:
NOW accounts $ 45,834 $ 50,362 $ 32,249
Savings deposits 1,023,590 1,025,394 1,004,635

CD’s >=$100,000

597,417 574,657 561,856
Other time deposits   623,957     626,103     638,832  
Total interest bearing deposits 2,290,798 2,276,516 2,237,572
Noninterest bearing deposits   763,187     765,467     737,657  
Total deposits 3,053,985 3,041,983 2,975,229
Repurchase agreements 262,295 261,298 256,153
Other interest bearing liabilities 69,110 66,674 71,640
Noninterest bearing liabilities   44,726     31,757     34,541  
Total liabilities 3,430,116 3,401,712 3,337,563

Shareholders’ equity

  500,110     493,610     470,585  
Total Liabilities and Equity $ 3,930,226   $ 3,895,322   $ 3,808,148  
 
Ending shares outstanding 17,608 17,560 17,513
Memo: Market value of HTM securities $ 1,182 $ 1,662 $ 1,651
 
30 - 89 days past due loans $ 19,765 $ 18,995 $ 18,812
90 days past due loans 11,498 8,237 18,001
Nonaccrual loans 16,798 16,447 14,722
Restructured loans (excluding 90 days past due and nonaccrual) 54,026 55,088 43,081
Foreclosed properties 37,665 37,740 34,654
Other repossessed assets 103 136 136
 
Common equity Tier 1 capital 14.97 % 14.79 % 14.49 %
Tier 1 leverage ratio 12.69 % 12.57 % 12.40 %
Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio 17.05 % 16.88 % 16.63 %
Total risk based capital ratio 18.30 % 18.13 % 17.88 %
Tangible equity to tangible assets ratio 11.24 % 11.17 % 10.82 %
FTE employees 991 998 980
 

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

Source: Community Trust Bancorp, Inc.