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Republic First Bancorp Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-Q)
Posted by: gurufocus (IP Logged)
Date: November 9, 2009 06:19PM
Republic First Bancorp Inc. (FRBK) filed Quarterly Report for the period ended 2009-09-30.
Highlight of Business Operations:
Assets increased $471,000 to $952.5 million at September 30, 2009, compared to $952.0 million at December 31, 2008. This increase reflected a $42.6 million increase in cash and cash equivalents, a $19.1 million increase in investment securities, and a $10.5 million increase in premises and equipment offset by a $77.6 million decrease in loans receivable.
Investment securities available-for-sale are investments which may be sold in response to changing market and interest rate conditions, and for liquidity and other purposes. The Company s investment securities available-for-sale consist primarily of U.S. Government Agency issued mortgage-backed securities, municipal securities, corporate bonds, and bank pooled trust preferred securities. Available-for-sale securities totaled $102.1 million at September 30, 2009, compared to $83.0 million at year-end 2008. At September 30, 2009 and December 31, 2008, the portfolio had net unrealized losses of $818,000 and $2.2 million, respectively.
Cash and due from banks, interest bearing deposits and federal funds sold comprise this category which consists of the Company s most liquid assets. The aggregate amount in these three categories increased by $42.6 million, to $77.0 million at September 30, 2009, from $34.4 million at December 31, 2008, primarily reflecting a $34.7 million increase in cash and due from banks.
Other real estate owned amounted to $10.8 million at September 30, 2009 compared to $8.6 million at December 31, 2008, primarily reflecting two transfers related to loans of $4.1 million, partially offset by write-downs totaling $1.4 million and proceeds from sales totaling $361,000.
Total deposits increased by $84.5 million to $823.6 million at September 30, 2009 from $739.2 million at December 31, 2008. Average transaction account balances increased $87.4 million, or 25.4%, to $431.0 million in the third quarter of 2009. Period end time deposits decreased $12.6 million, or 3.2%, to $381.1 million at September 30, 2009, compared to $393.7 million at the prior year-end.
The Company reported net income of $185,000, or $0.02 per diluted share, for the three months ended September 30, 2009, compared to a $1.5 million net income, or $0.14 per diluted share, for the comparable prior year period. There was a $2.8 million, or 20.8%, decrease in total interest income, reflecting a 101 basis point decrease in the yield on average loans outstanding while interest expense decreased $2.0 million, driven by a 110 basis point decrease in the rate on average interest-bearing deposits outstanding. Net interest income for the three months ended September 30, 2009 decreased $813,000 compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2008. The provision for loan losses in the third quarter of 2009 increased to $150,000, compared to $43,000 in the third quarter of 2008, primarily reflecting an increase in specific reserves on impaired loans. Non-interest income decreased to $250,000 in third quarter 2009 compared to $672,000 in third quarter 2008. Non-interest expenses increased $692,000 to $6.7 million compared to $6.0 million in the third quarter of 2008, primarily due to a $775,000 increase in salaries and employee benefits expense. Return on average assets and average equity was 0.08% and 1.02% respectively, in the third quarter of 2009 compared to 0.65% and 7.76% respectively for the same period in 2008.
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