POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., May 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Rhinebeck Bancorp, Inc., (the "Company") (NASDAQ: RBKB), the holding company of Rhinebeck Bank (the "Bank"), reported net income for the three months ended March 31, 2020 of $1.1 million ($0.10 per basic and diluted common share), $164,000, or 18.0%, more than the $911,000 reported for the comparable prior year period.   

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On January 16, 2019, the Company became the holding company for the Bank when it closed its stock offering in connection with the completion of the reorganization of the Bank and Rhinebeck Bancorp, MHC into a two-tier mutual holding company form of organization.  The Company sold 4,787,315 shares of common stock at a price of $10.00 per share, for net proceeds of $46.0 million, and issued 6,345,975 shares to Rhinebeck Bancorp, MHC. The consolidated financial results contained herein reflect the consolidated accounts of the Company and the Bank at and for the periods after January 16, 2019. 

COVID-19 Impact

Operational Readiness. The coronavirus pandemic currently impacting the nation has caused an upheaval to the economy.  Since mid-March, the Company and the Bank have felt the impact of this global pandemic. In response to the state of emergency, the Bank has implemented several temporary operational changes to serve customers and protect its employees during the COVID-19 crisis. Lobby services have been essentially suspended, while drive-thru, mobile, and online banking have become the Bank's primary channels of serving customers. Furthermore, various measures have been taken to encourage social distancing and we have also enhanced our cleaning and sanitizing procedures at all office, drive-thru locations and ATM terminals. Additionally, over half of our staff have been assigned to work from home when possible, while other employees are on staggered or reduced hour schedules. We continue to monitor the latest COVID-19 developments and are following guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control, as well as federal, state and local agencies.   

Paycheck Protection Program.  As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act) enacted on March 27, 2020, the Payroll Protection Program ("PPP") Loan Program allocated first $350 billion, and just recently an additional $310 billion, in funds to assist small businesses. Rhinebeck Bank, as a qualified U.S. Small Business Administration ("SBA") lender, is an authorized participant in this program.

To meet customer demand, a bank-wide team was formed to provide communications to our customer base, establish procedures and documentation to accept loan applications under the PPP program, evaluate potential automated system solutions to process the loan applications, allocate resources to underwrite the loans, submit applications to the SBA for approval, develop new documents for the loans, and close, fund, and book the loans.   

As of April 28, 2020, we had received 578 applications for up to $83.8 million of loans under the PPP. We received SBA approval for 566 applications totaling $83.3 million. By that date we had funded 331 loans for $70.1 million, none of which were funded at March 31, 2020. To fund this additional loan demand, the Bank became a participant in the Federal Reserve's Payroll Protection Program Lending Facility which allows us to present these loans as collateral for 100% principal funding at the Federal Reserve's discount window. The term of these loans will mirror the actual maturity of the underlying collateral and will have a fixed interest rate of 0.35%.  To date we have received $57.1 million in such funding and have submitted for an additional $8.7 million.

Other financial highlights:

  • Total assets grew $33.3 million, or 3.4%, to $1.0 billion at March 31, 2020 from $974,000 at December 31, 2019.
  • Gross loans increased a total of $17.4 million, or 2.2%, to $807.0 million at March 31, 2020 from $790.0 million at December 31, 2019.
  • Total deposit balances were $784.7 million at March 31, 2020, increasing $11.3 million, or 1.5%, from $773.3 million at December 31, 2019.
  • Return on average assets was 0.44% for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020 compared to 0.43% for the corresponding period of 2019.
  • Return on average equity was 3.85% for the first quarter of 2020 compared to 3.93% for the same period of 2019.
  • Our efficiency ratio improved 5.7%, falling to 73.87% for the first quarter of 2020 from 78.31% in the same quarter of 2019.

Michael J. Quinn, President and Chief Executive Officer, said: "The Bank's first quarter earnings were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 crisis which contributed to an increase to our loan loss provision based on qualitative factors.  However, our return on assets still increased slightly to 0.44% from 0.43% one year ago.  This performance, along with our continued ability to grow our balance sheet through loans and deposits while improving our efficiency ratio is encouraging.  Our staff continues to serve our customers' needs through the current crisis and has performed at the highest level to help small businesses access the PPP loan program.  I am confident that we will continue to meet the challenges of this crisis as we have done for over 160 years."

Income Statement Analysis

Net interest income increased $751,000, or 9.9%, to $8.3 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, from $7.6 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2019. The increase in interest income was mostly driven by increasing originations of higher yielding indirect automobile loans accompanied by additional production of commercial real estate loans. This additional revenue was offset by increases in deposit pricing and borrowing costs that were primarily driven by competitive market forces and the changing interest rate environment.

Our net interest margin declined 18 basis points to 3.62% when compared to the prior year quarter.  The net interest margin was impacted by a lag in deposit pricing reductions as interest rates declined due to competitive pricing pressures.

We recorded a provision for loan losses of $1.2 million for the first quarter 2020 as compared to $780,000 for the comparable prior year period. The increase in the provision was mainly attributable to the significant negative impact of the change in qualitative factors reflecting the diminished economic environment resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant risk the pandemic poses for the Bank's borrowers, which may lead to credit quality deterioration. The amount of increase in our loan loss allowance related to the economic environment was based, in part, on the amount of loans to borrowers that had their loan payments deferred because they had been negatively impacted by the pandemic. As of April 24, 2020, the Bank had received 1,868 deferral requests from 1,565 customers. Although the actual amount of payments deferred is not known until the deferral application is completed by collections staff,  approximately $3.1 million of payments have been deferred. Net charge-offs for the quarter ended March 31, 2020 totaled $535,000 compared to $243,000 for the respective period in 2019.  The increase was due to higher charge-offs in our indirect automobile book which grew by $50.4 million, or 15.9%, in loan balances between periods and was further impacted by the maturing nature of loss development within our relatively new Albany portfolio.

Non-interest income totaled $1.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020; an increase of $296,000, or 23.4%, from the comparable period in the prior year. Net gain on the sale of loans increased $299,000, or 180.1% while investment advisory income increased $99,000 to $312,000.  These increases were offset by a $46,000 decrease in service charges on deposit accounts and a $29,000 loss on the sale of securities. 

For the first quarter of 2020, non-interest expenses increased $381,000 to $7.3 million, or 5.5%, over the comparable 2019 period. Salaries and employee benefits increased $264,000, or 6.8%, attributable to annual salary merit increases, production incentives, employee benefit increases and additions to staff.  The growth of other non-interest expense was mainly due to increases in overall processing volumes, the additions of new technologies and equipment, and additional costs related to our new status as a public company. 

Balance Sheet Analysis

Total assets were $1.0 billion at March 31, 2020, representing an increase of $33.3 million, or 3.4%, from $973.9 million at December 31, 2019. Cash and due from banks increased $9.8 million over December 31, 2019, to $21.8 million. Net loans increased $16.9 million, or 2.1%, including an increase of $6.7 million, or 1.9%, in indirect automobile loan balances and an increase in commercial real estate balances of $12.6 million or 4.7% at March 31, 2020 as compared to December 31, 2019. Other assets also include the right-of-use asset of $6.6 million at March 31, 2020 due to the adoption of the Accounting Standards Update 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842).

Past due loans increased $3.0 million, or 17.3%, between December 31, 2019 and March 31, 2020 finishing at 2.6% of total loans, or $20.6 million, increasing from 2.2% of total loans at year-end 2019. During the same timeframe, non-performing assets decreased $721,000 or 7.0%, to $9.6 million. Our reserve as a percentage of total gross loans was 0.82% at March 31, 2020 as compared to 0.75% at December 31, 2019.

During the first quarter of 2020, total liabilities increased $29.3 million, or 3.4%, to $893.4 million, mainly due to an $11.3 million increase in deposits, an increase of $13.3 million in Federal Home Loan Bank advances and the establishment of a $6.6 million lease liability.

Stockholders' equity increased $4.0 million to $113.9 million at March 31, 2020, primarily due to a decrease in total accumulated other comprehensive loss and net income of $1.1 million for the period. The Company's ratio of average equity to average assets was 11.41% at March 31, 2020 and 11.42% at December 31, 2019.

About Rhinebeck Bancorp

Rhinebeck Bancorp, Inc. is a Maryland corporation organized as the mid-tier holding company of Rhinebeck Bank and is itself the majority-owned subsidiary of Rhinebeck Bancorp, MHC.  The Bank is a New York chartered stock savings bank which provides a full range of banking and financial services to consumer and commercial customers through its eleven branches and two representative offices located in Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, and Albany counties in New York State.  Financial services including comprehensive brokerage, investment advisory services, financial product sales and employee benefits are offered through Rhinebeck Asset Management, a division of the Bank.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements about the Company and the Bank.  Forward-looking statements include statements regarding anticipated future events or results and can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts.  They often include words such as "believe", "expect", "anticipate", "estimate",  "intend", "predict", "forecast", "improve", "continue", "will", "would", "should", "could", or "may".  Forward-looking statements, by their nature, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results include increased competitive pressures, changes in the interest rate environment, general economic conditions or conditions within the securities markets, and legislative and regulatory changes that could adversely affect the business in which the Company and the Bank are engaged. 

Further, given its ongoing and dynamic nature, it is difficult to predict the full impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on our business. The extent of such impact will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain, including when the coronavirus can be controlled and abated and when and how the economy may be reopened. As the result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the related adverse local and national economic consequences, we could be subject to any of the following risks, any of which could have a material, adverse effect on our business, financial condition, liquidity, and results of operations: the demand for our products and services may decline, making it difficult to grow assets and income; if the economy is unable to substantially reopen, and high levels of unemployment continue for an extended period of time, loan delinquencies, problem assets, and foreclosures may increase, resulting in increased charges and reduced income; collateral for loans, especially real estate, may decline in value, which could cause loan losses to increase; our allowance for loan losses may increase if borrowers experience financial difficulties, which will adversely affect our net income; the net worth and liquidity of loan guarantors may decline, impairing their ability to honor commitments to us; as the result of the decline in the Federal Reserve Board's target federal funds rate to near 0%, the yield on our assets may decline to a greater extent than the decline in our cost of interest-bearing liabilities, reducing our net interest margin and spread and reducing net income; our wealth management revenues may decline with continuing market turmoil; our cyber security risks are increased as the result of an increase in the number of employees working remotely; and FDIC premiums may increase if the agency experiences additional resolution costs.

Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Rhinebeck Bancorp, Inc. undertakes no obligation to revise these forward-looking statements or to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.

The Company's summary consolidated statements of income and financial condition and other selected financial data follow:

Rhinebeck Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiary

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Unaudited)

(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)











Three Months Ended March 31, 




2020


2019


Interest and Dividend Income








Interest and fees on loans


$

10,046


$

8,715


Interest and dividends on securities



683



608


Other income



11



35


  Total interest and dividend income



10,740



9,358


Interest Expense








Interest expense on deposits



2,017



1,382


Interest expense on borrowings



402



406


  Total interest expense



2,419



1,788


  Net interest income



8,321



7,570


Provision for loan losses



1,200



780


  Net interest income after provision for loan losses



7,121



6,790


Noninterest Income








Service charges on deposit accounts



652



698


Net realized loss on sales and calls of securities



(29)




Net gain on sales of loans



465



166


Increase in cash surrender value of life insurance



97



100


Other real estate owned income





10


Investment advisory income



312



213


Other



63



77


  Total noninterest income



1,560



1,264


Noninterest Expense








Salaries and employee benefits



4,152



3,888


Occupancy



850



895


Data processing



354



307


Professional fees



322



266


Marketing



143



155


FDIC deposit insurance and other insurance



168



141


Other real estate owned expense



17



39


Amortization of intangible assets



11



11


Other



1,282



1,216


  Total noninterest expense



7,299



6,918


  Income before income taxes



1,382



1,136


Provision for income taxes



307



225


  Net income


$

1,075


$

911










  Earnings per common share:








 Basic


$

0.10


$

0.09


 Diluted


$

0.10


$

0.09










 Weighted average shares outstanding, basic



10,710,501



10,699,592


 Weighted average shares outstanding, diluted



10,710,501



10,699,592


 

Rhinebeck Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiary

Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition (Unaudited)

(Dollars in thousands, except share and per share data)











March 31, 


December 31, 




2020


2019


Assets








Cash and due from banks


$

21,796


$

11,978


Available for sale securities (at fair value)



115,134



114,832


Loans receivable (net of allowance for loan losses of $6,620 and $5,954, respectively)



810,361



793,471


Federal Home Loan Bank stock



4,035



3,435


Accrued interest receivable



3,102



2,903


Cash surrender value of life insurance



18,554



18,457


Deferred tax assets (net of valuation allowance of $1,247 and $1,202, respectively)



1,541



2,255


Premises and equipment, net



18,504



18,338


Other real estate owned



1,382



1,417


Goodwill



1,410



1,410


Intangible assets, net



230



241


Other assets



11,217



5,209


  Total assets


$

1,007,266


$

973,946


Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity








Liabilities








Deposits








Noninterest bearing


$

174,958


$

179,236


Interest bearing



609,697



594,107


  Total deposits



784,655



773,343










Mortgagors' escrow accounts



7,063



8,106


Advances from the Federal Home Loan Bank



79,645



66,304


Subordinated debt



5,155



5,155


Accrued expenses and other liabilities



16,851



11,156


  Total liabilities



893,369



864,064










Stockholders' Equity








Preferred stock (par value $0.01 per share; 5,000,000 authorized, no shares issued)






Common stock (par value $0.01 per share; 25,000,000 authorized, 11,133,290 issued and outstanding)



111



111


Additional paid-in capital



45,869



45,869


Unearned common stock held by the employee stock ownership plan ("ESOP")



(4,091)



(4,146)


Retained earnings



73,227



72,152


Accumulated other comprehensive loss:








Net unrealized gain (loss) on available for sale securities, net of taxes



2,412



(195)


Defined benefit pension plan, net of taxes



(3,631)



(3,909)


  Total accumulated other comprehensive loss



(1,219)



(4,104)


  Total stockholders' equity



113,897



109,882


  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

1,007,266


$

973,946


 

Rhinebeck Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiary

Selected Ratios (Unaudited)











Three Months ended 


Year ended




March 31,


December 31,




2020


2019


2019


Performance Ratios (1):














Return on average assets (2)


0.44

%

0.43

%

0.65

%

Return on average equity (3)


3.85

%

3.93

%

5.73

%

Net interest margin (4)


3.62

%

3.80

%

3.76

%

Efficiency ratio (5)


73.87

%

78.31

%

73.73

%

Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities


135.85

%

139.46

%

137.50

%

Total gross loans to total deposits


102.84

%

103.34

%

102.09

%

Average equity to average assets (6)


11.41

%

10.92

%

11.42

%









Asset Quality Ratios:








Allowance for loan losses as a percent of total gross loans


0.82

%

1.02

%

0.75

%

Allowance for loan losses as a percent of non-performing loans


80.39

%

125.69

%

66.74

%

Net charge-offs to average outstanding loans during the period


0.07

%

0.03

%

0.43

%

Non-performing loans as a percent of total gross loans


1.02

%

0.81

%

1.13

%

Non-performing assets as a percent of total assets


0.99

%

0.83

%

1.06

%









Capital Ratios (7):








Tier 1 capital (to risk-weighted assets)


12.04

%

12.95

%

12.13

%

Total capital (to risk-weighted assets)


12.80

%

13.90

%

12.83

%

Common equity Tier 1 capital (to risk-weighted assets)


12.04

%

12.95

%

12.13

%

Tier 1 leverage ratio (to average total assets)


10.68

%

11.34

%

10.84

%


(1)   Performance ratios for the three months ended March 31, 2020 and 2019 are annualized.     

(2)   Represents net income divided by average total assets.

(3)   Represents net income divided by average equity.

(4)   Represents net interest income as a percent of average interest-earning assets.

(5)   Represents non-interest expense divided by the sum of net interest income and non-interest income (Non-GAAP

        measure).

(6)   Represents average equity divided by average total assets.

(7)   Capital ratios are for Rhinebeck Bank only. Rhinebeck Bancorp, Inc. is not subject to the minimum consolidated capital

        requirements as a small bank holding company with assets less than $3.0 billion.

CONTACT: Michael J. Quinn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Telephone: (845) 790-1501

 

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