F&M Bank Team

F&M Bank Corp. Announces 4th Quarter Earnings and Dividend

Company Release – 1/31/2019 10:00 AM ET

TIMBERVILLE, VA / ACCESSWIRE / January 31, 2019 / F & M Bank Corp. (OTCQX: FMBM), parent company of Farmers & Merchants Bank, announces its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ending December 31, 2018.

Selected highlights for the quarter and year to date include:

  • Net income of $2.9 million and $9.1 million, respectively;
  • Non-performing assets dropped $4.65 million or 26.90% during the fourth quarter;
  • Net interest margin rose to 4.68%;
  • Loans held for investment increased $21.8 million YTD;
  • Return on Average Assets of 1.48% and 1.19%, respectively.

Mark Hanna, President, commented “We are pleased to announce fourth quarter and year to date earnings of $2.9 million and $9.1 million, respectively. The fourth quarter results represent a record for quarterly earnings which was driven by an increasing net interest margin. Our margin increased due to our asset sensitive balance sheet which resulted in a $2.6 million increase in interest income and a $935 thousand increase in interest expense. Loans held for investment increased $21.8 million or 3.54% versus the prior year. Deposit growth also accelerated in the second half of the year to $22.1 million or 3.89%.”

Hanna continued, “During the fourth quarter we made significant progress in addressing our problem assets. Previously we had announced that two large loans were placed on non-accrual during the second quarter, resulting in our significant allowance for loan loss funding in the first half of the year. During the fourth quarter we were successful in collecting on one of these loans and we recognized a partial write-down on the other based on the appraised value and continued payment delinquency. As a result of these and other collection efforts our problem assets decreased from $17.3 million to $12.6 million.” Highlights of our financial performance are included below.

Hanna stated, “On January 23rd our Board of Directors declared a fourth quarter dividend of $.25 per share to common shareholders. Based on our most recent trade price of $30.30 per share this constitutes a 3.30% yield on an annualized basis. The dividend will be paid on February 15, 2019, to shareholders of record as of February 1, 2019.”

F & M Bank Corp. is an independent, locally-owned, financial holding company, offering a full range of financial services, through its subsidiary, Farmers & Merchants Bank’s thirteen banking offices in Rockingham, Shenandoah, Page and Augusta Counties, Virginia. The Bank also provides additional services through a loan production office located in Penn Laird, VA and through its subsidiaries, VBS Mortgage, LLC (DBA F&M Mortgage) and VSTitle, LLC located in Harrisonburg, VA. Additional information may be found by contacting us on the internet at www.fmbankva.com or by calling (540) 896-8941.

This press release may contain “forward-looking statements” as defined by federal securities laws, which may involve significant risks and uncertainties. These statements address issues that involve risks, uncertainties, estimates and assumptions made by management, and actual results could differ materially from the results contemplated by these forward-looking statements. Factors that could have a material adverse effect on our operations and future prospects include, but are not limited to, changes in: interest rates, general economic conditions, legislative and regulatory policies, and a variety of other matters. Other risk factors are detailed from time to time in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Readers should consider these risks and uncertainties in evaluating forward-looking statements and should not place undue reliance on such statements. We undertake no obligation to update these statements following the date of this press release.

F&M Bank Corp.
Key Statistics

20182017
Q4Q3Q2Q1YTDYTD
Net Income (000’s)
$2,910$2,515$1,687$1,973$9,085$9,010
Net Income available to Common
$2,807$2,412$1,583$1,870$8,672$8,595
Earnings per common share
$0.87$0.75$0.49$0.57$2.68$2.63
Return on Average Assets
1.48%1.29%0.91%1.11%1.19%1.62%
Return on Average Equity
12.51%10.82%7.38%8.75%9.89%13.34%
Dividend Payout Ratio exclude Special Dividend
28.83%33.33%51.37%43.53%37.34%26.25%
Dividend Payout Ratio with Special Dividend
78.35%44.81%
Net Interest Margin
4.68%4.56%4.64%4.78%4.65%4.47%
Yield on Average Earning Assets
5.50%5.30%5.29%5.38%5.35%5.05%
Yield on Average Interest Bearing Liabilities
1.14%1.04%0.94%0.87%1.00%0.82%
Net Interest Spread
4.36%4.26%4.35%4.51%4.35%4.23%
Provision for Loan Losses (000’s)
$450$450$1,350$680$2,930$
Net Charge-offs
$2,483$283$660$309$3,735$1,499
Net Charge-offs as a % of Loans
1.55%0.18%0.42%0.20%0.58%0.24%
Non-Performing Loans (000’s)
$10,205$15,240$14,977$7,730$10,205$4,870
Non-Performing Loans to Total Assets
1.31%1.96%1.94%1.06%1.31%0.65%
Non-Performing Assets (000’s)
$12,648$17,303$17,011$9,758$12,648$7,004
Non-Performing Assets to Assets
1.62%2.23%2.21%1.34%1.62%0.94%
Efficiency Ratio
65.06%66.71%65.80%66.52%65.50%63.01%
(1)The net interest margin is calculated by dividing tax equivalent net interest income by total average earning assets. Tax equivalent interest income is calculated by grossing up interest income for the amounts that are nontaxable (i.e. municipal securities and loan income) then subtracting interest expense. The tax rate utilized is 21%. The Company’s net interest margin is a common measure used by the financial service industry to determine how profitable earning assets are funded. Because the Company earns nontaxable interest income from municipal loans and securities, net interest income for the ratio is calculated on a tax equivalent basis as described above.
(2)The efficiency ratio is not a measurement under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. The efficiency ratio is a common measure used by the financial service industry to determine operating efficiency. It is calculated by dividing non-interest expense by the sum of tax equivalent net interest income and non-interest income excluding gains and losses on the investment portfolio. The Company calculates this ratio in order to evaluate how efficiently it utilizes its operating structure to create income. An increase in the ratio from period to period indicates the Company is losing a greater percentage of its income to expenses.

F & M Bank Corp.
Financial Highlights

For Twelve Months Ended December 31,
INCOME STATEMENT
Unaudited
2018
Audited
2017
Interest and Dividend Income
$36,707,958$34,095,349
Interest Expense
4,832,0633,896,889
Net Interest Income
31,875,89530,198,460
Gross Security Gains (Losses)
(41,914)
Non-Interest Income
8,003,0037,934,620
Provision for Loan Losses
2,930,000
Other Non-Interest Expenses
26,743,76224,719,017
Income Before Income Taxes
10,205,13613,372,149
Provision for Income Taxes
1,110,1694,330,404
Less Minority Interest income
10,05031,461
Net Income
$9,084,917$9,010,284
Dividend on preferred stock
413,191415,331
Net Income available to common shareholders
$8,671,726$8,594,953
Average Common Shares Outstanding
3,238,1773,269,713
Net Income Per Common Share
2.682.63
Dividends Declared
1.20.94
BALANCE SHEET
Unaudited
December 31,
2018
Audited
December 31,
2017
Cash and Due from Banks
$9,521,741$10,622,352
Interest Bearing Bank Deposits
1,390,1811,284,351
Federal Funds Sold
Loans Held for Sale
55,909,81239,774,515
Loans Held for Investment
638,798,885616,974,067
Less Allowance for Loan Losses
(5,239,699)(6,044,365)
Net Loans Held for Investment
633,559,186610,929,702
Securities
21,843,91841,242,965
Other Assets
58,028,44249,416,495
Total Assets
$780,253,280$753,270,380
Deposits
$591,325,319$569,176,519
Short Term Debt
40,116,00025,296,000
Long Term Debt
40,218,07349,732,532
Other Liabilities
16,682,53717,790,459
Total Liabilities
688,341,929661,995,510
Stockholders’ Equity
91,911,35191,274,870
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
$780,253,280$753,270,380
Book Value Per Common Share
$26.84$25.73
Tangible Book Value Per Common Share
$26.91$25.64

CONTACT:

Neil Hayslett, EVP/Chief Operating Officer
540-896-8941
NHayslett@FMBankVA.com

SOURCE: F&M Bank Corp