COUNTY BANCORP, INC. ANNOUNCES THIRD QUARTER NET INCOME OF $3.1 MILLION

Published Thursday, October 20, 2016

County Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICBK), the holding company of Investors Community Bank, a commercial bank headquartered in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, reported net income of $3.1 million, or $0.46 diluted earnings per share, for the third quarter of 2016, compared to net income of $3.3 million, or $0.55 diluted earnings per share, for the third quarter of 2015.  This represents a return on average assets of 1.04% for the three months ended September 30, 2016 compared to 1.63% for the three months ended September 30, 2015.

 

Investors Community Bank also has full-service locations in Appleton, Green Bay, and Stevens Point and loan production offices in Darlington, Eau Claire, Fond du Lac, and Sheboygan.

 

“We’ve completed our first full quarter since acquiring Fox River Valley Bancorp, Inc. and The Business Bank, and our strong performance has been a testament to a successful integration process.  As we move forward, we will continue to build brand awareness in the new markets we serve and are very excited about our future growth opportunities,” said Tim Schneider, President of County Bancorp, Inc. and CEO of Investors Community Bank.  “Highlights for the quarter include strong net income, stabilization of our non-interest expense as most of the one-time merger expenses occurred in the second quarter, and another period of solid loan growth.  We have also made meaningful investments in people and infrastructure that are making positive impacts in our operations and results.  We’ve added solid talent to expand our team in all markets we serve, which is aligned with our belief that ‘People Bank with People not with Banks’.”

 

Total assets at September 30, 2016 were $1.2 billion, an increase of $56.6 million over total assets as of June 30, 2016 and an increase of $372.4 million over total assets as of September 30, 2015.  Total loans increased $32.2 million to $992.5 million at September 30, 2016 which represents a 3.3% increase over June 30, 2016.  Total deposits at September 30, 2016 were $929.4 million, an increase of $36.9 million over total deposits as of June 30, 2016 and an increase of $293.2 million as of September 30, 2015.

 

Non-performing assets decreased to $24.8 million at September 30, 2016, from $26.7 million June 30, 2016, which represents a 7.2% improvement.

 

Net income for the quarters ended September 30, 2016 and 2015 were $3.1 million and $3.3 million, respectively. The decrease in net income of $0.2 million between the third quarters of 2016 and 2015 is primarily the result of a $0.9 million recovery of loan losses recognized as a credit to income during the third quarter of 2015 compared to a provision for loan losses of $1.1 million during the third quarter of 2016.  The decrease in net income is also attributable to an increase in non-interest expense.  Partially offsetting these effects was a $3.3 million increase in net interest income between the third quarter of 2016 and 2015 primarily the result of the merger.  Net interest margin increased to 3.57% for the three months ended September 30, 2016, compared to 3.49% for the three months ended September 30, 2015. 

Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $7.2 million compared to $8.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.  This decrease is the result of increased non-interest expense, which includes $2.6 million in merger-related expenses that were incurred during the first nine months of 2016, which had a $1.6 million effect on net income, net of taxes.  Net interest income increased 32.0% to $25.4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 from $19.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.

Earnings for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 were affected by one-time merger-related expenses from the acquisition of Fox River Valley Bancorp, Inc., and its wholly owned subsidiary, The Business Bank, which was completed on May 13, 2016.  The non-GAAP information presented below should be read in conjunction with the Company’s balance sheet and statement of operations.  After excluding the effects of $2.6 million ($1.6 million net of taxes) of expenses relating to the merger with Fox River Valley Bancorp, Inc., adjusted diluted earnings per share (non-GAAP) for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 were $1.38, compared to $1.34 for the nine months ended September 30, 2015. 

  

 

3Q16 YTD

 

 

Diluted EPS

 

 

3Q15 YTD

 

 

Diluted EPS

 

Net income, excluding merger

    related expenses

 

$

8,826

 

 

$

1.38

 

 

$

8,074

 

 

$

1.34

 

Merger related expenses, net of taxes

 

 

1,603

 

 

 

0.26

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Net income

 

$

7,223

 

 

$

1.12

 

 

$

8,074

 

 

$

1.34

 

 

Provision for loan losses for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was $2.4 million compared to a credit provision of $1.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015.  The increased provision resulted from a one-time recovery that took place in 2015 and from loan growth in 2016.

 

 

 

About County Bancorp, Inc.

 

County Bancorp, Inc., a Wisconsin corporation and registered bank holding company founded in May 1996, and our wholly-owned subsidiary Investors Community Bank, a Wisconsin-chartered bank, are headquartered in Manitowoc, Wisconsin.  The state of Wisconsin is often referred to as “America’s Dairyland,” and one of the niches we have developed is providing financial services to agricultural businesses statewide, with a primary focus on dairy-related lending.  We also serve business and retail customers throughout Wisconsin, with a focus on northeastern and central Wisconsin.  Our customers are served from our full-service locations in Manitowoc, Appleton, Green Bay, and Stevens Point and our loan production offices in Darlington, Eau Claire, Fond du Lac, and Sheboygan.

 

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

This press release includes "forward-looking statements” within the meaning of such term in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which may be beyond our control. We caution you that the forward-looking information presented in this press release is not a guarantee of future events, and that actual events may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking information contained in this press release. In addition, forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "may," "plan," "seek," "will," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "believe" or "continue" or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar terminology. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those made or suggested by the forward-looking information contained in this press release include those identified in County Bancorp, Inc.’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K and subsequent SEC filings.  Any forward-looking information presented herein is made only as of the date of this press release, and we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information to reflect changes in assumptions, the occurrence of unanticipated events, or otherwise.

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