MCLEAN, Va., April 22, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Southern National Bancorp of Virginia Inc. (Nasdaq:SONA), the holding company for Sonabank, announced today that net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2010 was $1.0 million compared to $526 thousand during the quarter ended March 31, 2009.
Net interest income before the provision for loan losses was $6.3 million for the first quarter of 2010, compared to $3.0 million for the first quarter of 2009. The net interest margin was 4.62% in the quarter ended March 31, 2010, compared to 3.12% in the quarter ended March 31, 2009. The significant improvement in the net interest income was attributable to:
Net interest income after provision for loan losses was $5.0 million for the first quarter of 2010, compared to $2.6 million for the first quarter of 2009. The provision for loan losses in the first quarter of 2009 was $480 thousand. The provision was $1.3 million in the first quarter of 2010. Net charge offs during the quarter ended March 31, 2010 were $1.1 million compared to $238 thousand during the same quarter last year. The charge-offs were related to various credits including one non-real estate related SBA loan, one real estate related SBA loan, one residential mortgage, two commercial and industrial loans, one consumer loan and one commercial real estate mortgage.
Noninterest income was $540 thousand during the first quarter of 2010, compared to $594 thousand during the same quarter of 2009. Noninterest income for the first quarter of 2009 benefitted from a gain on securities of $223 thousand and gain on other real estate owned ("OREO") of $87 thousand. Account maintenance and deposit service fees have increased from $132 thousand in the quarter ended March 31, 2009 to $241 thousand for the first quarter of 2010 primarily because of the increase in deposit accounts resulting from the Greater Atlantic and Millennium acquisitions.
Noninterest expense was $4.0 million for the first quarter of 2010 compared to $2.4 million for the first quarter of 2009. The amortization of the FDIC indemnification asset added $244 thousand to 2010 first quarter noninterest expenses and the amortization of the Greater Atlantic Bank core deposit intangible added $50 thousand. Also, as a result of the Greater Atlantic and Millennium transactions, compensation expense has increased $578 thousand in the first quarter of 2010 compared to the same period last year. Full-time equivalent employees increased from 66 at March 31, 2009 to 103 at March 31, 2010. Occupancy and equipment expenses have also increased $188 thousand, and data processing, online banking and ATM-related expenses are $140 thousand more than in the first quarter of 2009. Virginia franchise tax expense has increased $42 thousand in the quarter ended March 31, 2010 compared to the same period last year because of the increase in deposits during 2009. Consulting fees have increased to $50 thousand in the first quarter of 2010 from $5 thousand in the first quarter of 2009 primarily due to the Greater Atlantic acquisition.
We managed to achieve these earnings gains as we have transformed ourselves as an institution in the year since the end of the first quarter of 2009.
We purchased Millennium Bank's branch in Warrenton, Virginia in the third quarter of 2009. This acquisition strengthened our position in the Warrenton market where we already had a branch. We raised an additional $27 million of additional common equity. We acquired Greater Atlantic Bank in an FDIC assisted transaction to add four branches in the fourth quarter of 2009.
As a result of these three transactions, between the end of the first quarter of 2009 and the first quarter of 2010:
Total assets of Southern National Bancorp of Virginia were $611.7 million as of March 31, 2010 up from $610.7 million as of December 31, 2009. Net loans receivable decreased from $457.1 million at the end of 2009 to $446.2 million at March 31, 2010. Two large loans in the Sonabank portfolio totaling approximately $6.4 million were paid off, one on a project completed and refinanced and the other as a result of our borrower being acquired by a larger company. There were also principal repayments in the covered portfolio acquired in the Greater Atlantic transaction, including large repayments on three loans totaling approximately $3.2 million. The increase in bank premises and equipment was due to the purchase of certain fixed assets of Greater Atlantic from the FDIC in the amount of $1.6 million.
Southern National Bancorp of Virginia's allowance for loan losses was $5.4 million at March 31, 2010 compared to $5.2 million at December 31, 2009. As a percentage of total non-covered loans at March 31, 2010 the allowance was 1.56%, and as of December 31, 2009 it was 1.48%.
The composition of our loan portfolio consists of the following at March 31, 2010 and December 31, 2009:
|Covered Loans||Noncovered Loans||Total Loans||Covered Loans||Noncovered Loans||Total Loans|
|March 31, 2010||December 31, 2009|
| Mortgage loans on |
|Commercial||$ 21,204||$ 143,285||$ 164,489||$ 24,494||$ 146,295||$ 170,789|
| Construction loans to |
| Other construction and |
|Residential 1-4 family||32,662||64,382||97,044||33,815||61,024||94,839|
|Multi- family residential||2,550||10,647||13,197||2,570||10,726||13,296|
| Home equity lines of |
|Total real estate loans||101,508||273,931||375,439||108,612||276,577||385,189|
| Less unearned income |
| Loans, net of unearned|
|$ 104,204||$ 347,406||$ 451,610||$ 111,989||$ 350,298||$ 462,287|
Non-covered nonperforming assets decreased by $408 thousand to $6.6 million at March 31, 2010. We have internal loan review and a loan committee which provide on-going monitoring to identify and address issues with problem loans. We believe the allowance for loan losses is sufficient to cover probable incurred credit losses at March 31, 2010.
Our only OREO in the non-covered portfolio is the previously reported property, which contains 33 finished 2 to 4 acre lots in Culpeper. In the Greater Atlantic covered portfolio we have a property with several apartment units in Georgia with a current carrying value of $310 thousand and two single family residential properties totaling $157 thousand.
Investment securities, available for sale and held to maturity, were $73.2 million at March 31, 2010 and $76.2 million at December 31, 2009.
As of March 31, 2010 we owned pooled trust preferred securities as follows:
|Tranche||When Purchased||Current Ratings||Fair|
|Security||Level||Moody's||Fitch||Moody's||Fitch||Par Value||Book Value||Value|
|Investment Grade:||(in thousands)|
|ALESCO VII A1B||Senior||Aaa||AAA||A3||A||$ 8,674||$ 7,716||$ 7,044|
|MMCF II B||Senior Sub||A3||AA-||Baa2||BB||578||530||503|
|MMCF III B||Senior Sub||A3||A-||Baa3||B||702||685||436|
|Other Than Temporarily Impaired:|
|TPREF FUNDING II||Mezzanine||A1||A-||Caa3||C||1,500||478||562|
|TRAP 2007-XII C1||Mezzanine||A3||A||Ca||C||2,028||125||329|
|TRAP 2007-XIII D||Mezzanine||NR||A-||NR||NR||2,032||--||--|
|MMC FUNDING XVIII||Mezzanine||A3||A-||Ca||C||1,031||83||128|
|ALESCO V C1||Mezzanine||A2||A||Ca||C||2,031||555||625|
|ALESCO XV C1||Mezzanine||A3||A-||Ca||C||3,053||28||234|
|ALESCO XVI C||Mezzanine||A3||A-||Ca||C||2,035||113||314|
|Total||$ 23,664||$ 10,313||$ 10,175|
|Sandler O'Neill (a)|
|Sterne Agee (b)||Previously|
|% of Current||Estimated||Recognized|
|Defaults and||to Current||Required to||Comprehensive|
|Security||Deferrals||Collateral||Break Yield (1)||Loss (2)|
|ALESCO VII A1B||$ 176,056||28%||$ 213,967||b||$ 328|
|MMCF II B||34,000||27%||16,900||a||48|
|MMCF III B||27,000||23%||22,100||a||17|
|OTTI Related to|
|Other Than Temporarily Impaired:||
|Credit Loss (3)|
|TPREF FUNDING II||115,100||33%||--||780||$ 242|
|TRAP 2007-XII C1||132,705||27%||--||1,324||579|
|TRAP 2007-XIII D||260,250||35%||--||--||2,032|
|MMC FUNDING XVIII||94,682||29%||--||478||470|
|ALESCO V C1||91,442||27%||--||963||513|
|ALESCO XV C1||225,100||34%||--||466||2,559|
|ALESCO XVI C||147,250||29%||--||742||1,180|
|$ 4,753||$ 7,575|
|(1) A break in yield for a given tranche means that defaults/deferrals have reached such a level that the tranche would not receive all of its contractual cash flows (principal and interest) by maturity (so not just a temporary interest shortfall, but an actual loss in yield on the investment). In other words, the magnitude of the defaults/deferrals has depleted all of the credit enhancement (excess interest and over-collateralization) beneath the given tranche. This represents additional defaults beyond those currently existing.|
|(2) Pre-tax, and represents unrealized losses at date of transfer from available-for-sale to held-to-maturity|
We have evaluated each of these securities for potential impairment under ASC 325, and have reviewed each of the issues' collateral participants using various techniques including the ratings provided in the Bank Financial Quarterly published by IDC Financial Publishing, Inc. We have also reviewed the interest and principal coverage of each of the tranches we own. In performing a detailed cash flow analysis of each security, we work with independent third parties to identify our best estimate of the cash flow estimated to be collected. If this estimate results in a present value of expected cash flows that is less than the amortized cost basis of a security (that is, credit loss exists), an other than temporary impairment ("OTTI") is considered to have occurred. If there is no credit loss, any impairment is considered temporary. The cash flow analysis we performed included the following assumptions:
These assumptions resulted in no OTTI recognition on the trust preferred securities during the first quarter of 2010.
We also own $1.9 million of SARM 2005-22 1A2. This residential collateralized mortgage obligation was downgraded from B to CCC by Standard and Poors in September 2009, and it was downgraded from BBB to CC by Fitch in August 2009. The fair market value is $1.5 million. We have evaluated this security for potential impairment and, based on our review of the trustee report, shock analysis and current information regarding delinquencies, nonperforming loans and credit support, determined that an OTTI does exist as of March 31, 2010 in the amount of $7 thousand. The assumptions used in the analysis included a 5% prepayment speed, 10% default rate, a 50% loss severity and an accounting yield of 4.75%.
Total deposits were $449.2 million at March 31, 2010 compared to $455.8 million at December 31, 2009. The decline was almost entirely in brokered deposits which fell from $70.0 million as of December 31, 2009 to $65.0 million at March 31, 2010. Noninterest-bearing deposits were $33.5 million at March 31, 2010 and $33.3 million at December 31, 2009.
Total stockholders' equity increased from $97.1 million as of December 31, 2009 to $98.3 million at March 31, 2010 as a result of the retention of earnings. Tangible stockholders' equity to total tangible assets was 14.34%, and the Tier 1 Risk Based Capital Ratio was 21.23% as of March 31, 2010.
Sonabank operates 12 branches in Virginia located in Fairfax County (Reston, McLean and Fairfax), in Charlottesville, Warrenton (2), Leesburg (2), South Riding, Front Royal, New Market and Clifton Forge, and we also have a branch in Rockville, Maryland.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that relate to future events or the future performance of Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance or results. These forward-looking statements are based on the current beliefs and expectations of the respective management of Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc. and Sonabank and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond their respective control. In addition, these forward-looking statements are subject to assumptions with respect to future business strategies and decisions that are subject to change. Actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results discussed or implied in these forward-looking statements because of numerous possible uncertainties. Words like "may," "plan," "contemplate," "anticipate," "believe," "intend," "continue," "expect," "project," "predict," "estimate," "could," "should," "would," "will," and similar expressions, should be considered as identifying forward-looking statements, although other phrasing may be used. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and may not be realized due to a variety of factors. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements are discussed in the reports (such as Annual Reports on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q) filed by Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc. You should consider such factors and not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. No obligation is undertaken by Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc. to update such forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the issuance of this press release.
|Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc.|
|Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets|
|March 31,||December 31,|
|Cash and cash equivalents||$ 20,946||$ 8,070|
|Investment securities-available for sale||18,027||18,505|
|Investment securities-held to maturity||55,188||57,696|
|Stock in Federal Reserve Bank and Federal Home Loan Bank||6,775||5,940|
|Loans receivable, net of unearned income||451,610||462,287|
|Allowance for loan losses||(5,421)||(5,172)|
|Bank premises and equipment, net||4,761||3,225|
|Bank-owned life insurance||14,153||14,014|
|FDIC indemnification asset||19,164||19,408|
|Total assets||$ 611,679||$ 610,674|
|Liabilities and stockholders' equity|
|Noninterest-bearing deposits||$ 33,509||$ 33,339|
|Securities sold under agreements to repurchase and other|
|Federal Home Loan Bank advances||35,000||30,000|
|Total liabilities and stockholders' equity||$ 611,679||$ 610,674|
|Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income|
|For the Quarters Ended|
|Interest and dividend income||$ 8,391||$ 5,426|
|Net interest income||6,260||3,046|
|Provision for loan losses||1,300||480|
|Net interest income after provision for loan losses||4,960||2,566|
|Account maintenance and deposit service fees||241||132|
|Income from bank-owned life insurance||139||148|
|Gain (loss) on other real estate owned, net||20||87|
|Net impairment losses recognized in earnings||(7)||--|
|Gain on securities||--||223|
|Employee compensation and benefits||1,641||1,063|
|Premises, furniture and equipment||696||508|
|Income before income taxes||1,522||727|
|Income tax expense||481||201|
|Net income||$ 1,041||$ 526|
|(Dollars in thousands except per share data)|
|For the Quarters Ended|
|Per Share Data (1):|
|Earnings per share - Basic||$ 0.09||$ 0.08|
|Earnings per share - Diluted||$ 0.09||$ 0.08|
|Book value per share||$ 8.48||$ 10.19|
|Tangible book value per share||$ 7.41||$ 8.47|
|Weighted average shares outstanding - Basic||11,590,212||6,798,547|
|Weighted average shares outstanding - Diluted||11,593,463||6,798,547|
|Shares outstanding at end of period||11,590,212||6,798,547|
|Selected Performance Ratios and Other Data:|
|Return on average assets||0.69%||0.49%|
|Return on average equity||4.35%||3.08%|
|Yield on earning assets||6.20%||5.57%|
|Cost of funds||1.81%||2.85%|
|Cost of funds including non-interest bearing deposits||1.69%||2.67%|
|Net interest margin||4.62%||3.12%|
|Efficiency ratio (1)||58.61%||73.06%|
|Net charge-offs (recoveries) to average loans||0.23%||0.08%|
|Amortization of intangibles||$ 236||$ 182|
|March 31,||December 31,|
|Stockholders' equity to total assets||16.06%||15.88%|
|Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio||21.23%||17.23%|
|Goodwill||$ 8,713||$ 8,713|
|Core deposit intangible||3,623||3,858|
|Total||$ 12,336||$ 12,571|
|Non-covered loans and other real estate owned (2):|
|Nonaccrual loans||$ 3,782||$ 4,190|
|Loans past due 90 days and accruing interest||--||--|
|Other real estate owned||2,796||2,796|
|Total nonperforming assets||$ 6,578||$ 6,986|
|Allowance for loan losses to total non-covered loans||1.56%||1.48%|
|Nonperforming assets to total non-covered assets||1.30%||1.41%|
|Nonperforming assets to total non-covered loans||1.89%||1.99%|
(1) Excludes gains and write-downs on OREO, gains on sale of loans, gains/losses on sale of |
securities and impairment losses recognized in earnings.
|(2) Applies only to non-covered Sonabank loans and other real estate owned.|
CONTACT: Southern National Bancorp of Virginia Inc. R. Roderick Porter, President 202-464-1130 ext. 2406 Fax: 202-464-1134 www.sonabank.com
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