Southern National Bancorp
Southern National Bancorp of Virginia Inc (Form: 10-Q, Received: 08/14/2007 07:47:07)
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 


FORM 10-Q

 


QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the Quarterly Period Ended June 30, 2007

Commission File No. 001-33037

 


SOUTHERN NATIONAL BANCORP OF VIRGINIA, INC.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 


 

Virginia   20-1417448

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

1770 Timberwood Boulevard

Suite 100

Charlottesville, Virginia 22911

(Address of principal executive offices) (zip code)

(434) 973-5242

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    YES   x     NO   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, or a non-accelerated filer. See definition of “accelerated filer and large accelerated filer” in Rule 12b–2 of the Exchange Act:

Large accelerated filer   ¨     Accelerated filer   ¨     Non-accelerated filer   x

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes   ¨     No   x

As of July 31, 2007, there were 6,798,494 shares of common stock outstanding.

 



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SOUTHERN NATIONAL BANCORP OF VIRGINIA, INC.

FORM 10-Q

June 30, 2007

INDEX

 

          PAGE
PART 1 – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1 – Financial Statements

  
        Consolidated Balance Sheets as of June 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006    2
  

     Consolidated Statements of Income for the three and six months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006

   3
  

     Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholders’ Equity for the six months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006

   4
  

     Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the six months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006

   5
        Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements    6- 15

Item 2 – Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

   15-26

Item 3 – Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about Market Risk

   27-29

Item 4 – Controls and Procedures

   30
PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

Item 1 – Legal Proceedings

   30

Item 1A – Risk Factors

   30

Item 4 – Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

   30-31

Item 6 – Exhibits

   31

Signatures

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ITEM I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

PART I – FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

SOUTHERN NATIONAL BANCORP OF VIRGINIA, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(dollars in thousands) (Unaudited)

 

     June 30,
2007
    December 31,
2006
 

ASSETS

    

Cash and cash equivalents:

    

Cash and due from banks

   $ 2,500     $ 3,306  

Interest-bearing deposits in other banks

     4,083       4,820  
                

Total cash and cash equivalents

     6,583       8,126  
                

Securities available for sale, at fair value

     27,786       20,882  
                

Securities held to maturity, at amortized cost (fair value of $36,465 and $35,331, respectively)

     36,596       35,623  
                

Loans, net of unearned income

     214,061       204,544  

Less allowance for loan losses

     (2,899 )     (2,726 )
                

Net loans

     211,162       201,818  
                

Stock in Federal Reserve Bank and Federal Home Loan Bank

     2,467       2,446  

Bank premises and equipment, net

     3,693       3,499  

Goodwill

     8,530       10,423  

Core deposit and other intangibles, net

     4,896       5,295  

Bank-owned life insurance

     5,081       —    

Other real estate owned

     3,993       —    

Deferred tax assets

     2,545       12  

Other assets

     3,238       2,450  
                

Total assets

   $ 316,570     $ 290,574  
                

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

    

Noninterest-bearing demand deposits

   $ 19,299     $ 19,216  

Interest-bearing deposits:

    

NOW accounts

     6,147       9,639  

Money market accounts

     39,648       32,567  

Savings accounts

     2,723       2,853  

Time deposits

     169,112       151,529  
                

Total interest-bearing deposits

     217,630       196,588  
                

Total deposits

     236,929       215,804  
                

Short-term borrowings

     8,205       5,033  

Other liabilities

     2,003       1,510  
                

Total liabilities

     247,137       222,347  
                

Commitments and contingencies

    

Stockholders’ equity:

    

Common stock, $.01 par value. Authorized 45,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding, 6,798,494 shares at June 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006

     68       62  

Additional paid in capital

     69,433       69,436  

Accumulated deficit

     (125 )     (1,247 )

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

     57       (24 )
                

Total stockholders’ equity

     69,433       68,227  
                

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 316,570     $ 290,574  
                

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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SOUTHERN NATIONAL BANCORP OF VIRGINIA, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts) (Unaudited)

 

    

For the Three Months Ended

June 30,

  

For the Six Months Ended

June 30,

     2007     2006    2007     2006

Interest and dividend income :

         

Interest and fees on loans

   $ 4,333     $ 1,832    $ 8,358     $ 3,421

Interest and dividends on securities

     844       477      1,599       934

Interest and dividends on other earning assets

     71       54      145       93
                             

Total interest and dividend income

     5,248       2,363      10,102       4,448
                             

Interest expense:

         

Interest on deposits

     2,471       927      4,763       1,619

Interest on short-term borrowings

     130       91      226       224
                             

Total interest expense

     2,601       1,018      4,989       1,843
                             

Net interest income

     2,647       1,345      5,113       2,605
                             

Provision for loan losses

     325       136      575       286
                             

Net interest income after provision for loan losses

     2,322       1,209      4,538       2,319
                             

Noninterest income:

         

Account maintenance and deposit service fees

     76       42      150       87

Loan servicing income

     58       —        120       —  

Other loan fees

     8       24      31       32

Income from bank-owned life insurance

     57       —        81       —  
                             

Total noninterest income

     199       66      382       119
                             

Noninterest expenses:

         

Salaries and benefits

     759       504      1,591       1,029

Occupancy expenses

     269       93      533       182

Furniture and equipment expenses

     107       75      214       145

Amortization of core deposit intangible

     182       108      363       218

Virginia franchise tax expense

     137       52      275       107

Data processing expense

     57       43      114       81

Telephone and communication expense

     47       41      102       87

Other operating expenses

     369       120      659       268
                             

Total noninterest expenses

     1,927       1,036      3,851       2,117
                             

Income before income taxes

     594       239      1,069       321

Income tax benefit

     (53 )     —        (53 )     —  
                             

Net income

   $ 647     $ 239    $ 1,122     $ 321
                             

Earnings per share, basic

   $ 0.10     $ 0.06    $ 0.17     $ 0.08
                             

Earnings per share, diluted

   $ 0.09     $ 0.06    $ 0.16     $ 0.08
                             

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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SOUTHERN NATIONAL BANCORP OF VIRGINIA, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2007 AND 2006

(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts) (Unaudited)

 

     Common
Stock
   Additional
Paid in
Capital
    Accumulated
Deficit
    Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
    Comprehensive
Income
    Total  

Balance—January 1, 2006

   $ 35    $ 34,537     $ (2,256 )   $ (3 )     $ 32,313  

Comprehensive income:

             

Net income

          321       $ 321       321  

Unrealized holding losses on available for sale securities arising during the period (net of tax, $24)

            (48 )     (48 )     (48 )
                   

Total comprehensive income

            $ 273    
                                               

Balance—June 30, 2006

   $ 35    $ 34,537     $ (1,935 )   $ (51 )     $ 32,586  
                                         

Balance—January 1, 2007

   $ 62    $ 69,436     $ (1,247 )   $ (24 )     $ 68,227  

Comprehensive income:

             

Net income

          1,122       $ 1,122       1,122  

Stock-based compensation expense

        3             3  

Issuance of common stock for stock dividend

   $ 6      (6 )        

Unrealized holding losses on available for sale securities arising during the period (net of tax, $42)

            81       81       81  
                   

Total comprehensive income

            $ 1,203    
                                               

Balance—June 30, 2007

   $ 68    $ 69,433     $ (125 )   $ 57       $ 69,433  
                                         

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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SOUTHERN NATIONAL BANCORP OF VIRGINIA, INC.

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(dollars in thousands) (Unaudited)

 

     For the Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
     2007     2006  

Operating activities:

    

Net income

   $ 1,122     $ 321  

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash and cash equivalents provided in operating activities:

    

Depreciation

     215       147  

Amortization , net

     240       198  

Provision for loan losses

     575       286  

Income on bank-owned life insurance

     (81 )     —    

Stock option expense

     3       —    

Other, net

     (585 )     (147 )
                

Net cash and cash equivalents provided by operating activities

     1,489       805  
                

Investing activities:

    

Purchases of securities available for sale

     (9,008 )     (6,588 )

Proceeds from paydowns of securities available for sale

     2,310       687  

Purchases of securities held to maturity

     (6,940 )     (1,967 )

Proceeds from paydowns of securities held to maturity

     6,053       2,193  

Net increase in loans

     (14,314 )     (17,332 )

Purchase of bank-owned life insurance

     (5,000 )     —    

Net increase in stock in Federal Reserve Bank and Federal Home Loan Bank

     (21 )     (466 )

Purchases of bank premises and equipment

     (409 )     (50 )
                

Net cash and cash equivalents used in investing activities

     (27,329 )     (23,523 )
                

Financing activities:

    

Net increase in noninterest-bearing deposits

     83       215  

Net increase in interest-bearing deposits

     21,042       26,930  

Net increase (decrease) in short-term borrowings

     3,172       (4,296 )
                

Net cash and cash equivalents provided by financing activities

     24,297       22,849  
                

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

     (1,543 )     131  

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

     8,126       1,663  
                

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $ 6,583     $ 1,794  
                

Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information

    

Cash payments for:

    

Interest

   $ 4,493     $ 1,638  

Income taxes

     875       —    

Supplemental schedule of noncash investing and financing activities

    

Transfer from loans to other real estate owned

   $ 3,993     $ —    

Transfer from deferred tax valuation allowance to goodwill

     1,945       —    

See accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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SOUTHERN NATIONAL BANCORP OF VIRGINIA, INC.

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements (Unaudited)

June 30, 2007

1. ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc. (“SNBV”) is a corporation formed on July 28, 2004 under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia and is the holding company for Sonabank, N. A. (“Sonabank”) a national bank chartered on April 14, 2005, under the laws of the United States of America. The principal activities of Sonabank are to attract deposits and originate loans as permitted for federally chartered national banks under the laws of the United States of America. Sonabank conducts full-service banking operations in Charlottesville, McLean, Reston, Fairfax, Warrenton and Clifton Forge in Virginia.

The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc. and its subsidiary. Significant inter-company accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.

The unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with U. S. generally accepted accounting principles (“U. S. GAAP”) for interim financial information and instructions for Form 10-Q and follow general practice within the banking industry. Accordingly, the unaudited consolidated financial statements do not include all of the information and footnotes required by U. S. GAAP for complete financial statements. However, in the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring accruals) necessary for a fair presentation of the results of the interim periods presented have been made. The results of operations for the interim periods are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the full year. For further information, refer to the consolidated financial statements and footnotes thereto included in SNBV’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006.

Use of Estimates

To prepare financial statements in conformity with U. S. generally accepted accounting principles management makes estimates and assumptions based on available information. These estimates and assumptions affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and the disclosures provided, and actual results could differ. The allowance for loan losses, valuation of deferred tax assets, loan servicing rights, and fair values of financial instruments are particularly subject to change.

Other Real Estate Owned

Assets acquired through or instead of loan foreclosure are initially recorded at fair value when acquired, establishing a new cost basis. If fair value declines subsequent to foreclosure, a valuation allowance is recorded through expense. Operating costs after acquisition are expenses.

Cash Surrender Value of Life Insurance

SNBV has purchased life insurance policies on certain key executives. The life insurance is recorded at the amount that can be realized, which is referred to as the cash surrender value.

 

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Recent Accounting Pronouncements

In March 2006, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standard (“SFAS”) No. 156, “Accounting for Servicing of Financial Assets-an amendment of FASB Statement No. 140. ” This Statement provides the following: 1) revised guidance on when a servicing asset and servicing liability should be recognized; 2) requires all separately recognized servicing assets and servicing liabilities to be initially measured at fair value, if practicable; 3) permits an entity to elect to measure servicing assets and servicing liabilities at fair value for each reporting date and report changes in fair value in earnings in the period in which the changes occur; 4) upon initial adoption, permits a one time reclassification of available for sale securities to trading securities for securities which are identified as offsetting the entity’s exposure to changes in the fair value of servicing assets or liabilities that a servicer elects to subsequently measure at fair value; and 5) requires separate presentation of servicing assets and servicing liabilities subsequently measured at fair value in the statement of financial position and additional footnote disclosures. This standard became effective January 1, 2007 and SNBV elected to not adopt the fair value measurement method permitted under this standard. Therefore, the adoption of this statement did not impact the Company’s consolidated financial position or results of operations.

In September 2006 the FASB issued SFAS No. 157, “ Fair Value Measurements ,” (SFAS No. 157), which defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value under U. S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), and expands disclosures about fair value measurements. This Statement does not require any new fair value measurements, but the application of this Statement may change current practice. Adoption is required as of the beginning of the first fiscal year that begins after November 15, 2007. We are assessing the effect that SFAS No. 157 will have on our consolidated financial statements.

In September 2006, the FASB Emerging Issues Task Force (“EITF”) finalized Issue No. 06-4, “Accounting for Deferred Compensation and Postretirement Benefit Aspects of Endorsement Split-Dollar Life Insurance Arrangements.” This issue requires that a liability be recorded during the service period when a split-dollar life insurance agreement continues after participants’ employment or retirement. The required accrued liability will be based on either the post-employment benefit cost for the continuing life insurance or based on the future death benefit depending on the contractual terms of the underlying agreement. This issue is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2007. We have not completed our evaluation of the impact of the adoption of this standard.

In September 2006, the FASB EITF finalized Issue No. 06-5, “Accounting for Purchases of Life Insurance—Determining the Amount That Could Be Realized in Accordance with FASB Technical Bulletin No. 85-4 (Accounting for Purchases of Life Insurance).” This issue requires that a policyholder consider contractual terms of a life insurance policy in determining the amount that could be realized under the insurance contract. It also requires that if the contract provides for a greater surrender value if all individual policies in a group are surrendered at the same time, that the surrender value be determined based on the assumption that policies will be surrendered on an individual basis. Lastly, the issue discusses whether the cash surrender value should be discounted when the policyholder is contractually limited in its ability to surrender a policy. This issue is effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2006. The adoption of this standard did not have a material impact upon SNBV.

In February 2007, FASB issued SFAS No. 159, “ The Fair Value Option for Financial Assets and Financial Liabilities ,” (“SFAS No. 159”) which provides companies with an option to report

 

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selected financial assets and liabilities at fair value. This statement requires companies to display on the face of the balance sheet the fair value of those assets and liabilities for which they have chosen to use fair value. SFAS 159 also requires companies to provide additional information that will help investors and other users of financial statements to easily understand the effect on earnings of the choice to use fair value. SFAS 159 also establishes presentation and disclosure requirements designed to facilitate comparisons between companies that choose different measurement attributes for similar types of assets and liabilities. This statement is effective as of the beginning of the first fiscal year that begins after November 15, 2007. We are assessing the effect that SFAS No. 159 will have on our consolidated financial statements.

SNBV adopted the provisions of FASB Interpretation No. 48, “ Accounting for Uncertainty in Income Taxes ” (“FIN 48”), on January 1, 2007. The adoption of FIN 48 had no effect on our consolidated financial statements. We have no unrecognized tax benefits and do not anticipate any increase in unrecognized benefits during 2007 relative to any tax positions taken prior to January 1, 2007. Should the accrual of any interest or penalties relative to unrecognized tax benefits be necessary, it is our policy to record such accruals in our income tax accounts; no such accruals exist as of January 1, 2007. SNBV and it subsidiary file a consolidated U. S. federal tax return and a Virginia state income tax return. These returns are subject to examination by taxing authorities for all years after 2004.

2. STOCK- BASED COMPENSATION

In 2004, the Board of Directors adopted a stock options plan that authorized the reservation of up to 302,500 shares of common stock and provided for the granting of stock options to certain directors, officers and employees. The options granted to officers and employees are incentive stock options and the options granted to non-employee directors are non-qualified stock options. The purpose of the plan is to afford key employees an incentive to remain in the employ of SNBV and to assist in the attracting and retaining of non-employee directors by affording them an opportunity to share in SNBV’s future success. Under the plans, the options price cannot be less than the fair market value of the stock on the grant date. The maximum term of the options is ten years and options granted may be subject to a graded vesting schedule.

SNBV accounts for the plan under the recognition and measurement principles of FASB Statement No 123 Revised (“SFAS 123R”), “Share Based Payment,” effective January 1, 2006. In 2005 the plan was measured under the recognition and measurement principles of APB Opinion No. 25, “Accounting for Stock Issued to Employees,” and related interpretations. Prior to 2006, 168,025 options were granted under the plan. No stock-based compensation cost was reflected in net income, as all options granted had an exercise price equal to the market value of the underlying common stock on the grant date. In addition, all options granted prior to 2006 were fully vested as of December 31, 2005. Therefore, in 2006, no share-based compensation expense was recognized for these outstanding options.

SNBV granted 5,500 options during the first quarter of 2007. The fair value of each option granted is estimated on the date of grant using the Black-Scholes options-pricing model. The following weighted-average assumptions were used to value options granted in the six months ended June 30, 2007:

 

Dividend yield

     0.00 %

Expected life

     10 years  

Expected volatility

     18.23 %

Risk-free interest rate

     4.81 %

Weighted average fair value per option granted

   $ 6.32  

 

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The dividend yield was estimated using historical dividends paid and market value information for SNBV’s stock. An increase in dividend yield will decrease compensation expense.

 

   

Due to SNBV’s short existence, the volatility was estimated using historical volatility of comparative publicly traded financial institutions in the Virginia market for periods approximating the expected option life.

 

   

The risk-free interest rate was developed using the U. S. Treasury yield curve for periods equal to the expected life of the options on the grant date. An increase in the risk-free interest rate will increase stock compensation expense on future option grants.

SFAS 123R requires the recognition of stock-based compensation expense for the number of awards that are ultimately expected to vest. For the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2007, stock-based compensation expense recorded was $2 thousand and $3 thousand, respectively. As of June 30, 2007, unrecognized compensation expense associated with stock options was $32 thousand which is expected to be recognized over a weighted average period of 5 years.

A summary of changes in outstanding stock options during the six months ended June 30, 2007 follows:

 

     Shares    Weighted
Average
Exercise
Price

Options outstanding, beginning of period

   168,025    $ 9.09

Granted

   5,500      14.73

Forfeited

   —        —  

Exercised

   —        —  
       

Options outstanding, end of period

   173,525    $ 9.27
       

The following table summarizes the options outstanding as of June 30, 2007 (dollars in thousands, except share and per share amounts):

 

     Stock Options
Vested or
Expected to Vest
   Exercisable

Stock options

     173,525      168,025

Weighted average remaining contractual life in years

     7.98      7.93

Weighted average exercise price

   $ 9.27    $ 9.09

Aggregate intrinsic value

   $ 840    $ 840

The estimated unamortized compensation expense, net of estimated forfeitures, related to stock options issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2007 will be recognized in future periods as follows (dollars in thousands):

 

For the remaining six months of 2007

   $ 3

For the year ended December 31, 2008

     7

For the year ended December 31, 2009

     7

For the year ended December 31, 2010

     7

For the year ended December 31, 2011

     7

For the year ended December 31, 2012

     1
      
   $ 32
      

 

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3. SECURITIES

The fair value of available for sale securities and the related gross unrealized gains and losses recognized in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) and the carrying amount, unrecognized gains and losses and fair value of securities held to maturity as of June 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006 were as follows (in thousands):

 

June 30, 2007                   

Estimated
Fair

Value

     Amortized
Cost
   Gross
Unrealized
   
        Gains    (Losses)    

Available for sale:

          

Mortgage-backed securities

   $ 7,184    $ 227    $ —       $ 7,411

Collateralized mortgage obligations

     5,451      —        (35 )     5,416

FHLMC preferred stock

     2,000      —        (108 )     1,892

Corporate Bonds

     13,064      3      —         13,067
                            
   $ 27,699    $ 230    $ (143 )   $ 27,786
                            
     Amortized
Cost
   Gross
Unrecognized
   

Estimated
Fair

Value

        Gains    (Losses)    

Held to maturity:

          

Mortgage-backed securities

   $ 25,597    $ 197    $ (246 )   $ 25,548

Collateralized mortgage obligations

     10,999      —        (82 )     10,917
                            
   $ 36,596    $ 197    $ (328 )   $ 36,465
                            
December 31, 2006           
     Amortized
Cost
   Gross
Unrealized
   

Estimated
Fair

Value

        Gains    (Losses)    

Available for sale:

          

Mortgage-backed securities

   $ 8,129    $ —      $ —       $ 8,129

Collateralized mortgage obligations

     5,937      —        (37 )     5,900

Corporate Bonds

     6,853      —        —         6,853
                            
   $ 20,919    $ —      $ (37 )   $ 20,882
                            
     Amortized
Cost
   Gross
Unrecognized
    Estimated
Fair
Value
        Gains    (Losses)    

Held to maturity:

          

Mortgage-backed securities

   $ 21,807    $ —      $ (208 )   $ 21,599

Collateralized mortgage obligations

     13,816      7      (91 )     13,732
                            
   $ 35,623    $ 7    $ (299 )   $ 35,331
                            

Management evaluates securities for other-than-temporary impairment at least on a quarterly basis and more frequently when economic or market concerns warrant such evaluation.

 

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Consideration is given to (1) the length of time and the extent to which the fair value has been less than cost, (2) the financial condition and near-term prospects of the issuer, and (3) the intent and ability of SNBV to retain its investment in the issuer for a period of time sufficient to allow for any anticipated recovery in fair value.

The primary purpose of the securities portfolio is to generate income and meet liquidity needs of SNBV through readily saleable financial instruments. The portfolio includes mortgage-backed securities and collateralized mortgage obligations, whose prices move inversely with interest rates. At the end of any accounting period, the securities portfolio has unrealized and unrecognized gains and losses. SNBV monitors the portfolio which is subject to liquidity needs, market rate changes and credit risk changes to see if adjustments are needed. The primary concern in an unrealized loss situation is the credit quality of the business behind the instrument. There are 13 securities totaling approximately $29.5 million in the portfolio that are considered temporarily impaired at June 30, 2007. The temporary impairment is caused by higher interest rates since the purchase of the securities and will reverse if interest rates decline in the future; conversely, the temporary impairment will increase if interest rates increase. Management has concluded that these losses are not individually significant, or in the aggregate; the fair value is expected to recover as the securities approach their maturity date and/or market rates decline, and management has the positive intent and ability to hold to recovery. The following tables present information regarding securities in a continuous unrealized loss position as of June 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006 (in thousands) by duration of time in a loss position:

 

June 30, 2007                
     Less than 12 months     More than 12 months     Total  
     Fair value   

Unrealized

Losses

    Fair value   

Unrealized

Losses

    Fair value   

Unrealized

Losses

 

Available for sale:

               

FHLMC preferred stock

   $ 1,892    $ (108 )   $ —      $ —       $ 1,892    $ (108 )

Collateralized mortgage obligations

     —        —         4,928      (35 )     4,928      (35 )
                                             
   $ 1,892    $ (108 )   $ 4,928    $ (35 )   $ 6,820    $ (143 )
                                             
     Less than 12 months     More than 12 months     Total  
     Fair value    Unrecognized
Losses
    Fair value    Unrecognized
Losses
    Fair value    Unrecognized
Losses
 

Held to maturity:

               

Mortgage-backed securities

   $ —      $ —       $ 11,723    $ (246 )   $ 11,723    $ (246 )

Collateralized mortgage obligations

     766      (4 )     10,151      (78 )     10,917      (82 )
                                             
   $ 766    $ (4 )   $ 21,874    $ (324 )   $ 22,640    $ (328 )
                                             
December 31, 2006                
     Less than 12 months     More than 12 months     Total  
     Fair value    Unrealized
Losses
    Fair value    Unrealized
Losses
    Fair value    Unrealized
Losses
 

Available for sale:

               

Collateralized mortgage obligations

   $ —      $ —       $ 4,917    $ (37 )   $ 4,917    $ (37 )
                                             
   $ —      $ —       $ 4,917    $ (37 )   $ 4,917    $ (37 )
                                             
     Less than 12 months     More than 12 months     Total  
     Fair value    Unrecognized
Losses
    Fair value    Unrecognized
Losses
    Fair value    Unrecognized
Losses
 

Held to maturity:

               

Mortgage-backed securities

   $ 2,113    $ (21 )   $ 11,124    $ (187 )   $ 13,237    $ (208 )

Collateralized mortgage obligations

     3,544      (40 )     9,309      (51 )     12,853      (91 )
                                             
   $ 5,657    $ (61 )   $ 20,433    $ (238 )   $ 26,090    $ (299 )
                                             

 

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4. ALLOWANCE FOR LOAN LOSSES

The following summarizes activity in the allowance for loan losses for the six months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006 (in thousands):

 

     For the Six Months Ended
     June 30, 2007     June 30, 2006

Balance, beginning of period

   $ 2,726     $ 1,020

Provision charged to operations

     575       286

Recoveries credited to allowance

     —         —  
              

Total

     3,301       1,306

Loans charged off

     (402 )     —  
              

Balance, end of period

   $ 2,899     $ 1,306
              

5. FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS WITH OFF-BALANCE SHEET RISK

SNBV is a party to financial instruments with off-balance sheet risk in the normal course of business to meet the financing needs of its customers. These financial instruments include commitments to extend credit and standby letters of credit. These instruments involve elements of credit and funding risk in excess of the amount recognized in the consolidated balance sheet. Letters of credit are conditional commitments issued by SNBV to guarantee the performance of a customer to a third party. The credit risk involved in issuing letters of credit is essentially the same as that involved in extending loans to customers. We had letters of credit outstanding totaling $549 thousand and $477 thousand as of June 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006, respectively.

Commitments to extend credit are agreements to lend to a customer as long as there is no violation of any condition established in the contract. Commitments generally have fixed expiration dates or other termination clauses and may require payment of a fee. Since many of the commitments may expire without being completely drawn upon, the total commitment amounts do not necessarily represent future cash requirements. We evaluate each customer’s creditworthiness on a case-by-case basis. At June 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006, we had unfunded loan commitments approximating $68.1 million and $54.6 million, respectively.

We use the same credit policies in making loan commitments and issuing letters of credit as we do for on balance sheet instruments.

 

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6. EARNINGS PER SHARE

The following is a reconciliation of the denominators of the basic and diluted earnings per share (“EPS”) computations (in thousands, except per share data):

 

     Income
(Numerator)
   Weighted
Average
Shares
(Denominator)
   Per Share
Amount

For the three months ended June 30, 2007

        

Basic EPS

   $ 647    6,799    $ 0.10

Effect of dilutive stock options and warrants

     —      92      —  
                  

Diluted EPS

   $ 647    6,891    $ 0.09
                  

For the three months ended June 30, 2006

        

Basic EPS

   $ 239    3,850    $ 0.06

Effect of dilutive stock options and warrants

     —      75      —  
                  

Diluted EPS

   $ 239    3,925    $ 0.06
                  

For the six months ended June 30, 2007

        

Basic EPS

   $ 1,122    6,799    $ 0.17

Effect of dilutive stock options and warrants

     —      92      —  
                  

Diluted EPS

   $ 1,122    6,891    $ 0.16
                  

For the six months ended June 30, 2006

        

Basic EPS

   $ 321    3,850    $ 0.08

Effect of dilutive stock options and warrants

     —      75      —  
                  

Diluted EPS

   $ 321    3,925    $ 0.08
                  

There were 5,500 anti-dilutive options as of June 30, 2007 and no anti-dilutive options as of June 30, 2006.

7. INCOME TAXES

Until the second quarter of 2007, SNBV maintained a valuation allowance against its deferred tax assets. As of the current quarter, however, management concluded that the valuation allowance on the net deferred tax assets was no longer necessary given the sustained income and growth over the past six calendar quarters. The tax valuation allowance reversal was $2.5 million, of which $1.9 million was related to the net deferred tax assets obtained in the 1 st Service Bank acquisition.

 

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Net deferred tax assets consist of the following components as of June 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006 (in thousands):

 

     June 30,
2007
   December 31,
2006
 

Deferred tax assets:

     

Allowance for loan losses

   $ 784    $ 828  

Organization costs

     340      356  

Unearned loan fees and other

     142      146  

Core deposit intangible amortization

     —        89  

Net operating loss carryover

     1,407      1,408  

Purchase accounting

     494      —    

Net unrealized loss on securities available for sale

     —        12  
               

Total deferred tax assets

     3,167      2,839  
               

Deferred tax liabilities:

     

Core deposit intangible amortization

     472      —    

Net unrealized gain on securities available for sale

     29      —    

Prepaid expenses

     13      —    

Depreciation

     108      106  
               

Total deferred tax liabilities

     622      106  
               
     2,545      2,733  

Valuation allowance

     —        (2,721 )
               

Net deferred tax assets

   $ 2,545    $ 12  
               

Income tax expense (benefit) was as follows:

 

     Three Months Ended
June 30,
    Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
     2007     2006     2007     2006  

Current tax expense

   $ 280     $ 81     $ 184     $ 109  

Deferred tax expense (benefit)

     (110 )     (81 )     147       (109 )

Change in valuation allowance

     (223 )     —         (384 )     —    
                                

Income tax benefit

   $ (53 )   $ —       $ (53 )   $ —    
                                

 

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Effective tax rates differ from the federal statutory rate of 34% applied to income before income taxes due to the following:

 

     Three Months Ended
June 30,
    Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
     2007     2006     2007     2006  

Computed expected tax expense

   $ 202     $ 81     $ 363     $ 109  

Reduction in tax expense resulting from:

        

Change in valuation allowance

     (223 )     (81 )     (384 )     (109 )

Income from bank-owned life insurance

     (19 )     —         (27 )     —    

Tax exempt income

     (6 )     —         (6 )     —    

Other, net

     (7 )     —         1       —    
                                

Income tax benefit

   $ (53 )   $ —       $ (53 )   $ —    
                                

8. TOTAL COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

Total comprehensive income was as follows:

 

     For the Three Months Ended
June 30,
    For the Six Months Ended
June 30,
 
     2007     2006     2007    2006  
     (dollars in thousands)  

Net income

   $ 647     $ 239     $ 1,122    $ 321  

Change in unrealized gain (loss) on available for sale securities, net of reclassification and tax effects.

     (115 )     (17 )     81      (48 )
                               

Total comprehensive income

   $ 532     $ 222     $ 1,203    $ 273  
                               

ITEM 2 – MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL

CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Management’s discussion and analysis is presented to aid the reader in understanding and evaluating the financial condition and results of operations of SNBV. This discussion and analysis should be read with the consolidated financial statements, the footnotes thereto, and the other financial data included in this report. Results of operations for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2007 are not necessarily indicative of results that may be attained for any other period.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements in this report may constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are statements that include projections, predictions, expectations or beliefs about future events or results or otherwise are not statements of historical fact. Such statements are often characterized by the use of qualified words (and their derivatives) such as “expect,” “believe,” “estimate,” “plan,” “project,” or other statements concerning opinions or judgment of the Company and its management about future events. Although we believe that its expectations with respect to certain forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions within the bounds of its existing knowledge of its business and operations, there can be no assurance that actual results, performance or achievements of SNBV will not differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Actual future results and trends may differ materially from historical results or those anticipated depending on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, the effects of and changes in: general economic conditions, the interest rate environment, legislative and regulatory

 

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requirements, competitive pressures, new products and delivery systems, inflation, changes in the stock and bond markets, technology, and consumer spending and savings habits. We do not update any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of SNBV.

CRITICAL ACCOUNTING POLICIES

Our accounting policies are in accordance with U. S. generally accepted accounting principles and with general practices within the banking industry. Management makes a number of estimates and assumptions relating to reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during periods presented. Different assumptions in the application of these methods or policies could result in material changes in our financial statements. As such, the following policies are considered “critical accounting policies” for us.

Allowance for Loan Losses

The allowance for loan losses is established and maintained at levels management and the board of directors deem adequate to absorb anticipated credit losses from identified and otherwise inherent risks in the portfolio as of the balance sheet date. In assessing the adequacy of the allowance, we review the quality of, and risks in, loans in the portfolio. We also consider such factors as:

 

   

composition of the loan portfolio;

 

   

value and adequacy of the collateral;

 

   

current economic conditions;

 

   

historical loan loss experience; and

 

   

other known internal and external factors that affect collectability as of the report date.

An analysis of the credit quality of the loan portfolio and the adequacy of the allowance for loan losses is prepared by our executive credit officer and presented to our board of directors for review and approval on at least a quarterly basis. We may determine, based on our analysis, which includes risk factors such as charge-off rates, past dues, portfolio composition and loan growth, that our future loan loss provision needs to increase or decrease in order for us to maintain the allowance at a level sufficient to absorb probable incurred credit losses. If we become aware that any of these factors has materially changed, our estimate of credit losses in the loan portfolio and the related allowance could also change. The allowance consists of general and unallocated components. The value of the general reserve is based on historical loss experience adjusted for qualitative factors. An unallocated component is maintained to cover uncertainties that affect management’s estimate of probable losses.

While it is our policy to charge off loans in the current period when a loss is considered probable, there are additional risks of future losses which cannot be quantified precisely or attributed to particular loans or classes of loans. Because these risks include the state of the economy, management’s judgment as to the adequacy of the allowance is necessarily approximate and imprecise.

 

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Goodwill and Other Intangible Assets

SNBV recorded $10.5 million of goodwill, $5.2 million of core deposit intangible assets and $707 thousand of mortgage loan servicing assets in association with its acquisition of 1 st Service Bank in 2006 and the Clifton Forge branch in 2005. SNBV is required to perform at least annually an assessment of goodwill and other intangible assets to determine potential impairment. Also, management, on an on-going basis, informally reviews and analyzes certain transactions or events that may indicate potential impairment of goodwill and other intangible assets throughout the year. The analysis and determination of potential impairment and the identification of relevant factors and events indicating potential impairment require a high degree of judgment from management. SNBV will perform a formal assessment of goodwill and other intangible assets in September 2007. No such events were identified in 2007 to cause us to believe that goodwill or other intangible assets were impaired.

During the quarter ended June 30, 2007, the deferred tax asset valuation allowance reversal of $1.9 million related to the net deferred tax assets obtained in the 1 st Service Bank acquisition was recognized as an adjustment to goodwill. As of June 30, 2007, the amount of goodwill is $8.5 million.

Valuation of Deferred Tax Asset

We evaluate deferred tax assets quarterly. We will realize this asset to the extent we are profitable or carry back tax losses to periods in which we paid income taxes. Our determination of the realization of the deferred tax asset will be based upon management’s judgment of various future events and uncertainties, including the timing and amount of future income we will earn and the implementation of various tax plans to maximize realization of the deferred tax assets. Management believes we will generate sufficient operating earnings to realize the deferred tax benefits. Examinations of our income tax returns or changes in tax law may impact the tax liabilities and resulting provisions for income taxes.

OVERVIEW

Sonabank commenced operations in April 2005, and we had our first profitable quarter in the period ended December 31, 2005.

In December 2005, we closed on the purchase of a branch in Clifton Forge where we acquired $42.5 million in deposits, $7.1 million in loans and $2.4 million in retail repurchase agreements as well as the branch banking center and other assets in the amount of $2.2 million. As part of the purchase price allocation, Sonabank recorded $3.1 million in core deposit intangibles. The core deposit intangible assets are being amortized over 7 years.

On November 6, 2006, SNBV closed on the initial public offering of its common stock, $0.01 par value. All 2,000,000 shares of common stock registered in the offering, including 214,000 shares of common stock covered by an over- allotment option granted to the underwriter, were sold at a price to the public of $14.00 per share. The aggregate gross proceeds from the shares of common stock sold by SNBV were $28.0 million. The aggregate net proceeds to SNBV from the offering were approximately $26.4 million after deducting an aggregate of $866 thousand in underwriting commissions and $713 thousand in other expenses incurred in connection with the offering.

SNBV contributed most of the net proceeds of this offering to Sonabank to provide capital to support its internal asset growth as well as the asset growth expected to result from the three branches acquired in the merger with 1 st Service. We also opened a new branch in Warrenton, Virginia, in April 2007, which should generate additional growth, requiring additional capital.

 

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The excess net proceeds have been temporarily employed to reduce our higher cost liabilities including institutional certificates of deposit. The precise amounts and timing of our use of the net proceeds will depend upon market conditions and the availability of other funds, among other factors.

As of the close of business on December 1, 2006, we completed the acquisition of 1 st Service Bank, which operated three branch offices in Fairfax County, Virginia. 1 st Service Bank transactions have been included in our financial results since December 1, 2006. The fair value of the assets acquired as of December 1, 2006 were approximately $118.0 million including $107.1 million in loans, of which approximately $17 million were securitized by the end of December 2006, and reflected on the balance sheet as investment securities. We also acquired approximately $78.9 million in deposits. We also recorded $2.1 million in core deposit intangibles, and goodwill totaled approximately $10.4 million. The core deposit intangible asset for this acquisition is being amortized over 7 years.

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Net Income

For the three months ended June 30, 2007, our net income was $647 thousand, or $0.09 per share on a diluted basis, compared to net income of $239 thousand, or $0.06 per share on a diluted basis, for the same period in 2006.

For the three months ended June 30, 2007 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2007, net income increased $173 thousand, or 36.5%, from $474 thousand to $647 thousand. Earnings per share, on a diluted basis, increased from $0.07 per share to $0.09 per share.

Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2007 increased to $1.1 million, or $0.16 per share on a diluted basis, from $321 thousand, or $0.08 per share on a diluted basis, for the same period in 2006.

Until the second quarter of 2007 SNBV maintained a valuation allowance against its deferred tax assets. As of the current quarter, however, management concluded that the valuation allowances on the net deferred tax assets were no longer necessary given the sustained income and growth over the past six calendar quarters. The tax valuation allowance reversal was $2.5 million, of which $1.9 million was related to the net deferred tax assets obtained in the 1 st Service Bank acquisition. Net income for the quarter and the six months ended June 30, 2007 includes a tax benefit of $53 thousand.

Net Interest Income

Our operating results depend primarily on our net interest income, which is the difference between interest and dividend income on interest-earning assets such as loans and investments, and interest expense on interest-bearing liabilities such as deposits and borrowings.

Net interest income for the three months ended June 30, 2007 was $2.6 million compared to $1.3 million for the same period last year. Average interest-earning assets for the three months ended June 30, 2007 increased $145.4 million over the same period in 2006. Approximately $125.4 million of this growth was an increase in average loans outstanding, most of which was generated by the acquisition of $90.1 million of loans (net of $17.0 million of securitized loans) from the 1 st Service Bank merger in December 2006. Average investment securities increased by $19.0 million in the quarter ended June 30, 2007, compared the same period last year. The average yield on interest-earning assets increased from 7.18% in 2006 to 7.59% in 2007 due to

 

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rising interest rates, and average earning assets increased as well. Average interest-bearing liabilities for the three months ended June 30, 2007 increased $118.2 million compared to the same period in 2006. Average interest-bearing deposits increased by $115.1 million, while average borrowings increased by $3.2 million compared to the second quarter of 2006. We acquired $67.3 million in interest-bearing deposits in the merger with 1 st Service Bank. The average cost of interest-bearing liabilities increased from 4.17% in 2006 to 4.82% in 2007. The interest rate spread for the three months ended June 30, 2007 decreased from 3.01% to 2.77% compared to the same period last year. The net interest margin for the three months ended June 30, 2007 decreased to 3.83% from 4.09% compared to the same period last year, primarily because most of the growth in loans and investment securities has been funded with interest-bearing deposits, and the cost of these deposits has increased 71 basis points compared to an increase of 41 basis points in the yield on earning assets.

Net interest income for the three months ended June 30, 2007 was $2.6 million compared to $2.5 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2007. Average interest-earning assets for the second quarter of 2007 increased $10.4 million over the first quarter of 2007. The interest rate spread for the three months ended June 30, 2007 increased from 2.59% to 2.77% compared to the three months ended March 31, 2007. The net interest margin for the three months ended June 30, 2007 increased to 3.83% from 3.75% compared to the first quarter of 2007, primarily because the cost of interest-bearing liabilities only increased 4 basis points while the yield on earning assets increased 22 basis points. During the second quarter of 2007, principal repayments of $7.4 in the residential mortgage portfolio acquired in the 1 st Service merger and repayments of $6.0 in the investment securities portfolio were replaced with higher yielding loans and securities.

Net interest income for the six months ended June 30, 2007 was $5.1 million compared to $2.6 million for the same period last year. Average interest-earning assets for the six months ended June 30, 2007 increased $145.7 million over the same period in 2006. Approximately $125.9 million of this growth was an increase in average loans outstanding, most of which was generated by the acquisition of $90.1 million of loans (net of $17.0 million of securitized loans) from the 1 st Service Bank merger in December 2006. Average investment securities increased by $18.1 million in the six months ended June 30, 2007, compared the same period last year. The average yield on interest-earning assets increased from 7.09% in 2006 to 7.48% in 2007 due to rising interest rates, and average earning assets increased as well. Average interest-bearing liabilities for the six months ended June 30, 2007 increased $116.2 million compared to the same period in 2006. Average interest-bearing deposits increased by $116.7 million compared to the second quarter of 2006. We acquired $67.3 million in interest-bearing deposits in the merger with 1 st Service Bank. The average cost of interest-bearing liabilities increased from 3.99% in 2006 to 4.80% in 2007. The interest rate spread for the six months ended June 30, 2007 decreased from 3.10% to 2.68% compared to the same period last year. The net interest margin for the six months ended June 30, 2007 decreased to 3.79% from 4.15% compared to the same period last year, primarily because most of the growth in loans and investment securities has been funded with interest-bearing deposits, and the cost of these deposits has increased 88 basis points compared to an increase of 39 basis points in the yield on earning assets.

The following table details average balances of interest-earning assets and interest-bearing liabilities, the amount of interest earned/paid on such assets and liabilities, and the yield/rate for the periods indicated:

 

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     Average Balance Sheets and Net Interest Analysis for the Quarters Ended  
     6/30/2007     6/30/2006  
     Average
Balance
    Interest
Income/
Expense
   Yield/
Rate
    Average
Balance
    Interest
Income/
Expense
   Yield/
Rate
 
     (Dollar amounts in thousands)  

Assets

              

Interest-earning assets:

              

Loans, net of unearned income

   $ 213,808     $ 4,333    8.13 %   $ 88,413     $ 1,832    8.31 %

Investment securities

     58,545       844    5.77 %     39,532       477    4.83 %

Other earning assets

     5,070       71    5.62 %     4,125       54    5.25 %
                                  

Total earning assets

     277,423       5,248    7.59 %     132,070       2,363    7.18 %
                      

Allowance for loan losses

     (2,844 )          (1,226 )     

Total non-earning assets

     29,509            7,355       
                          

Total assets

   $ 304,088          $ 138,199       
                          

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity

              

Interest-bearing liabilities:

              

NOW accounts

   $ 7,041       5    0.27 %   $ 6,400       4    0.25 %

Money market accounts

     32,024       328    4.11 %     15,316       116    3.04 %

Savings accounts

     2,667       3    0.50 %     2,376       3    0.50 %

Time deposits

     163,458       2,135    5.24 %     66,035       804    4.88 %
                                  

Total interest-bearing deposits

     205,190       2,471    4.83 %     90,127       927    4.12 %

Borrowings

     11,037       130    4.72 %     7,886       91    4.63 %
                                  

Total interest-bearing liabilities

     216,227       2,601    4.82 %     98,013       1,018    4.17 %
                      

Noninterest-bearing liabilities:

              

Demand deposits

     17,043            7,284       

Other liabilities

     1,720            392       
                          

Total liabilities

     234,990            105,689       

Stockholders’ equity

     69,098            32,510       
                          

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 304,088          $ 138,199       
                          

Net interest income

       2,647          1,345   
                      

Interest rate spread

        2.77 %        3.01 %

Net interest margin

        3.83 %        4.09 %

 

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     Average Balance Sheets and Net Interest Analysis for the Six Months Ended  
     6/30/2007     6/30/2006  
     Average
Balance
    Interest
Income/
Expense
   Yield/
Rate
    Average
Balance
    Interest
Income/
Expense
   Yield/
Rate
 
     (Dollar amounts in thousands)  

Assets

              

Interest-earning assets:

              

Loans, net of unearned income

   $ 210,051     $ 8,358    8.02 %   $ 84,113     $ 3,421    8.20 %

Investment securities

     57,006       1,599    5.61 %     38,945       934    4.80 %

Other earning assets

     5,197       145    5.63 %     3,471       93    5.40 %
                                  

Total earning assets

     272,254       10,102    7.48 %     126,529       4,448    7.09 %
                      

Allowance for loan losses

     (2,791 )          (1,153 )     

Total non-earning assets

     27,192            7,636       
                          

Total assets

   $ 296,655          $ 133,012       
                          

Liabilities and stockholders’ equity

              

Interest-bearing liabilities:

              

NOW accounts

   $ 6,985       9    0.27 %   $ 6,415       8    0.25 %

Money market accounts

     32,007       651    4.10 %     15,904       226    2.87 %

Savings accounts

     2,742       7    0.50 %     2,364       6    0.49 %

Time deposits

     157,957       4,096    5.23 %     58,390       1,379    4.76 %
                                  

Total interest-bearing deposits

     199,691       4,763    4.81 %     83,073       1,619    3.93 %

Borrowings

     9,707       226    4.70 %     10,140       224    4.45 %
                                  

Total interest-bearing liabilities

     209,398       4,989    4.80 %     93,213       1,843    3.99 %
                      

Noninterest-bearing liabilities:

              

Demand deposits

     17,006            6,963       

Other liabilities

     1,505            379       
                          

Total liabilities

     227,909            100,555       

Stockholders’ equity

     68,746            32,457       
                          

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

   $ 296,655          $ 133,012       
                          

Net interest income

     $ 5,113        $ 2,605   
                      

Interest rate spread

        2.68 %        3.10 %

Net interest margin

        3.79 %        4.15 %

Provision for Loan Losses

The provision for loan losses is a current charge to earnings made in order to increase the allowance for loan losses to a level deemed appropriate by management based on an evaluation of the loan portfolio, current economic conditions, changes in the nature and volume of lending, historical loan experience and other known internal and external factors affecting loan collectability. Our loan loss allowance is calculated by segmenting the loan portfolio by loan type and applying risk factors to each segment. The risk factors are determined by considering the net loss experience from 1992 to 1999 of insured commercial banks headquartered in Virginia, with $500 million to $10.0 billion in assets, as well as applying management’s judgment.

The provision for loan losses charged to operations for the three months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006 were $325 thousand and $136 thousand, respectively. We had charge-offs totaling $302 thousand during the quarter ended June 30, 2007, and we had no charge-offs during the same quarter of 2006.

The provision for loan losses charged to operations for the six months ended June 30, 2007 and 2006 were $575 thousand and $286 thousand, respectively. We had charge-offs totaling $402 thousand during the six months ended June 30, 2007, and we had no charge-offs during the same period of 2006.

 

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Noninterest Income

Noninterest income for the three months ended June 30, 2007 totaled $199 thousand compared to $66 thousand for the same period in 2006. Noninterest income consists of account maintenance and deposit service fees, loan servicing income, income on bank-owned life insurance and other fees such as late charges on loans, ATM fees and debit card fees. Account maintenance and deposit service fees increased from $42 thousand in the second quarter of 2006 to $76 thousand in the second quarter of 2007 primarily because of growth in the number of deposit accounts. Loan servicing income from loan servicing rights acquired in the 1 st Service Bank merger and created by the securitization off some of the mortgage loans acquired was $58 thousand during the second quarter of 2007, and there was none in the same period of 2006. Also, Sonabank purchased a bank-owned life insurance policy during the first quarter of 2007 which generated income of $56 thousand during the second quarter of 2007.

Noninterest income for the six months ended June 30, 2007 totaled $382 thousand compared to $119 thousand for the same period in 2006. Account maintenance and deposit service fees increased from $87 thousand in the six months ended June 30, 2006 to $150 thousand in the six months ended June 30, 2007 primarily because of growth in the number of deposit accounts. Loan servicing income was $120 thousand during the six months ended June 30, 2007, and there was none in the same period of 2006. Also, the bank-owned life insurance policy generated income of $80 thousand during the six months ended June 30, 2007.

Noninterest Expense

Noninterest expense for the second quarter 2007 increased by $891 thousand from the same quarter a year ago. Approximately $390 thousand of the increase is attributable to the 1 st Service Bank acquisition, and $36 thousand is related to the opening of our new branch office in Warrenton, Virginia. Salaries and benefits increased by $255 thousand for the three months ended June 30, 2007 compared to the same period last year. This increase is related directly to staff additions to accommodate our growth including the 1 st Service acquisition and the Warrenton branch. As of June 30, 2007, we had 56 full time equivalent employees compared to 31 full time equivalent employees at June 30, 2006. Our occupancy expense and furniture and equipment expense increased by $176 thousand and $32 thousand, respectively, for the quarter ended June 30, 2007 compared to the same quarter a year ago. The increase over the 2006 period primarily reflects the 1 st Service acquisition and the new branch in Warrenton. Amortization of core deposit intangibles was $182 thousand during the second quarter of 2007 compared to $108 during the same period last year. The increase is the amortization of the core deposit intangible acquired in the 1 st Service merger which added three new locations. Other expenses increased by $354 thousand for the quarter ended June 30, 2007 compared to the same quarter a year ago. Other expenses consist of telephone, professional fees, data processing fees, the Virginia franchise tax, loan servicing expense and other fees. The Virginia franchise tax expense was $137 thousand for the three months ended June 30, 2007 compared to $52 thousand for the second quarter of 2006. Loan servicing expense and amortization of the loan servicing assets acquired in the 1 st Service merger was $48 thousand for the second quarter of 2007 and we had none during the same quarter last year. Data processing fees increased by $14 thousand compared to the second quarter of 2006. Telephone and postage expense increased by $6 thousand and $23 thousand, respectively, compared to the second quarter of 2006. Legal, audit and tax and shareholder expense increased by $39 thousand over the second quarter of 2006. These expenses have increased primarily because of the 1 st Service acquisition and the fact that SNBV is now a publicly-held company.

 

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Noninterest expense for the six months ended June 30, 2007 increased by $1.7 million from the same period in 2006. Approximately $781 thousand of the increase is attributable to the 1 st Service Bank acquisition, and $41 thousand is related to the opening of our new branch office in Warrenton, Virginia. Salaries and benefits increased by $562 thousand for the six months ended June 30, 2007 compared to the same period last year. This increase is related directly to staff additions to accommodate our growth including the 1 st Service acquisition and the Warrenton branch. Our occupancy expense and furniture and equipment expense increased by $351 thousand and $69 thousand, respectively, for the six months ended June 30, 2007 compared to the same period a year ago. The increase over the 2006 period primarily reflects the 1 st Service acquisition and the new branch in Warrenton. Amortization of core deposit intangibles was $363 thousand during the six months ended June 30, 2007 compared to $218 during the same period last year. The increase is the amortization of the core deposit intangible acquired in the 1 st Service merger. Other expenses increased by $607 thousand for the six months ended June 30, 2007 compared to the same period a year ago. Other expenses consist of telephone, professional fees, data processing fees, the Virginia franchise tax, loan servicing expense and other fees. The Virginia franchise tax expense was $275 thousand for the six months ended June 30, 2007 compared to $107 thousand for the first half of 2006. Loan servicing expense and amortization of the loan servicing assets acquired in the 1 st Service merger was $90 thousand for the six months ended June 30, 2007 and we had none during the same period last year. Data processing fees increased by $33 thousand compared to the first half of 2006. Telephone and postage expense increased by $15 thousand and $40 thousand, respectively, compared to the first half of 2006. Legal, audit and tax and shareholder expense increased by $83 thousand over the first half of 2006. These expenses have increased primarily because of the 1 st Service acquisition and the fact that SNBV is now a publicly-held company.

FINANCIAL CONDITION

Balance Sheet Overview

Total assets were $316.6 million at June 30, 2007, as compared to $290.6 million at December 31, 2006. Our asset growth has been funded primarily by deposit growth. Net loans grew from $201.8 million at the end of 2006 to $211.2 million at June 30, 2007. Investment securities, available for sale and held to maturity, grew to $64.4 million at June 30, 2007 compared to $56.5 million at December 31, 2006. Both the growth in the net loans and the growth in the securities portfolio were a result of originations and purchases outpacing very heavy prepayments of residential mortgages and residential mortgage-backed securities. We also purchased a bank-owned life insurance policy in the amount of $5.0 million during the first quarter of 2007.

As of June 30, 2007, total deposits were $236.9 million compared to $215.8 million as of December 31, 2006. The growth was attributable mostly to an increase in brokered certificates of deposit. Brokered certificates of deposit were $89.8 million at June 30, 2007, compared to $78.1 million at December 31, 2006.

 

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Loan Portfolio

In the loan portfolio, repayments in the hybrid adjustable rate (ARM) residential mortgage portfolio acquired in the 1 st Service Bank acquisition were heavy as expected. Prepayments in the residential mortgage portfolio acquired from 1 st Service Bank were $7.4 million during the second quarter and were $9.1 million for the first half. As a result the single family portfolio fell 11.7% to $55.7 million. With the exception of home equity lines of credit (largely acquired from 1 st Service Bank) and loans to individuals, all other loan categories were up strongly. The commercial and industrial loan category grew the fastest at 34.7%, rising from $19.6 million at year-end to $26.4 million at June 30, 2007. The construction and development loan category rose 19.9% to $42.9 million, and commercial real estate was up 3.0% to $71.4 million.

The following table summarizes the composition of our loan portfolio as of June 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006 (in thousands):

 

     June 30, 2007     December 31, 2006  

Mortgage loans on real estate:

    

Commercial

   $ 71,408     $ 69,338  

Construction, land and other loans

     42,952       35,822  

Residential 1-4 family

     55,744       63,141  

Multi- family residential

     6,974       3,720  

Equity lines of credit

     8,282       10,509  
                

Total real estate loans

     185,360       182,530  

Commercial loans

     26,380       19,581  

Consumer loans

     2,739       2,861  
                

Gross loans

     214,479       204,972  

Less unearned income on loans

     (418 )     (428 )
                

Loans, net of unearned income

   $ 214,061     $ 204,544  
                

Asset Quality

We will generally place a loan on nonaccrual status when it becomes 90 days past due. Loans will also be placed on nonaccrual status in cases where we believe the borrower cannot satisfy the contractual terms of the loan agreement. Cash payments received while a loan is categorized as nonaccrual will be recorded as a reduction of principal as long as doubt exists as to future collections.

We maintain appraisals on loans secured by real estate, including those categorized as non-performing loans and potential problem loans. In instances where appraisals reflect reduced collateral values, we make an evaluation of the borrower’s overall financial condition to determine the need, if any, for possible write-down to their net realizable values. We record other real estate owned at the lower of our recorded investment in the loan or fair value less our estimated costs to sell.

 

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Our loss and delinquency experience on our loan portfolio has been limited by a number of factors, including our underwriting standards and the relatively short period of time since the loans were originated. Whether loan portfolio loss and delinquency experience will increase significantly depends upon the value of collateral securing loans and regional economic factors.

At June 30, 2007, and December 31, 2006, the recorded investment in loans which have been identified as impaired loans, in accordance with Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 114, “Accounting by Creditors for Impairment of a Loan” (SFAS 114) totaled $3.5 million, and $7.5 million, respectively. During the second quarter of 2007 two loans totaling $3.9 million were transferred to other real estate owned (OREO) as the Bank accepted deeds in lieu of foreclosure. The OREO is comprised of 32 finished lots in Culpeper, Virginia and a single family home in Warrenton, Virginia. The Bank is actively marketing both properties.

There were no non-accrual loans at June 30, 2007 or December 31, 2006. There was one loan in the amount of $240 thousand that was past due 90 days or more and accruing interest at June 30, 2007, and there were no loans past due 90 days or more and accruing interest at December 31, 2006.

Liquidity and Funds Management

The objective of our liquidity management is to assure the ability to meet our financial obligations. These obligations include the payment of deposits on demand or at maturity, the repayment of borrowings at maturity and the ability to fund commitments and other new business opportunities. We obtain funding from a variety of sources, including customer deposit accounts, customer certificates of deposit and payments on our loans and investments. Historically, our level of core deposits has been insufficient to fully fund our lending activities. As a result, we have sought funding from additional sources, including institutional certificates of deposit and available-for-sale investment securities. In addition, we maintain lines credit from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta and utilize securities sold under agreements to repurchase from approved securities dealers and retail customers.

We prepare a monthly cash flow report which forecasts weekly cash needs and availability for the coming three months, based on forecasts of loan closings from our pipeline report and other factors. Management anticipates that future funding requirements will be met from the normal sources of funds.

Capital Resources

The following table provides a comparison of our leverage and risk-weighted capital ratios and the leverage and risk-weighted capital ratios of the bank at the periods indicated to the minimum and well-capitalized regulatory standards:

 

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Minimum

Required for

Capital

Adequacy

   

To Be Categorized

as Well Capitalized

Under Prompt

Corrective

   

Actual Ratio at

 
   Purposes     Action Provisions     June 30, 2007     December 31, 2006  

SNBV

        

Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio

   4.00 %   N/A     23.32 %   24.69 %

Total risk-based capital ratio

   8.00 %   N/A     24.52 %   25.94 %

Leverage ratio

   4.00 %   N/A     19.43 %   28.46 %

Sonabank

        

Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio

   4.00 %   6.00 %   22.32 %   23.53 %

Total risk-based capital ratio

   8.00 %   10.00 %   23.51 %   24.78 %

Leverage ratio

   4.00 %   5.00 %   18.59 %   27.13 %

The most recent regulatory notification categorized the Bank as well capitalized under the regulatory framework for prompt corrective action. There are no conditions or events since that notification that management believes have changed the Bank’s category.

 

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ITEM 3 – QUANTITATIVE AND QUALITATIVE DISCLOSURES ABOUT MARKET RISK

We are engaged primarily in the business of investing funds obtained from deposits and borrowings into interest-earning loans and investments. Consequently, our earnings depend to a significant extent on our net interest income, which is the difference between the interest income on loans and other investments and the interest expense on deposits and borrowings. To the extent that our interest-bearing liabilities do not reprice or mature at the same time as our interest-earning assets, we are subject to interest rate risk and corresponding fluctuations in net interest income. We have employed asset/liability management policies that seek to manage our interest income, without having to incur unacceptable levels of credit or investment risk.

We use a duration gap of equity approach to manage our interest rate risk, and we review quarterly interest sensitivity reports prepared for us by FTN Financial using the Sendero ALM Analysis System. This approach uses a model which generates estimates of the change in our market value of portfolio equity (MVPE) over a range of interest rate scenarios. MVPE is the present value of expected cash flows from assets, liabilities and off-balance sheet contracts using standard industry assumptions about estimated loan prepayment rates, reinvestment rates and deposit decay rates.

The following tables are based on an analysis prepared by FTN Financial setting forth an analysis of our interest rate risk as measured by the estimated change in MVPE resulting from instantaneous and sustained parallel shifts in the yield curve (plus or minus 300 basis points, measured in 100 basis point increments) as of June 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006:

 

    

Sensitivity of Market Value of Portfolio Equity

As of June 30, 2007

 

Change in Interest Rates in Basis Points

(Rate Shock)

   Market Value of Portfolio Equity     Market Value of
Portfolio Equity as a % of
 
   Amount    $ Change
From Base
    % Change
From Base
    Total
Assets
   

Portfolio
Equity

Book Value

 
     (Dollar amounts in thousands)  

Up 300

   $ 73,686    $ (424 )   -0.57 %   23.28 %   106.13 %

Up 200

     73,974      (136 )   -0.18 %   23.37 %   106.54 %

Up 100

     74,101      (9 )   -0.01 %   23.41 %   106.72 %

Base

     74,110      —       0.00 %   23.41 %   106.74 %

Down 100

     73,593      (517 )   -0.70 %   23.25 %   105.99 %

Down 200

     72,166      (1,944 )   -2.62 %   22.80 %   103.94 %

Down 300

     70,385      (3,725 )   -5.03 %   22.23 %   101.37 %

 

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Sensitivity of Market Value of Portfolio Equity

As of December 31, 2006

 

Change in Interest Rates in Basis Points

(Rate Shock)

   Market Value of Portfolio Equity     Market Value of
Portfolio Equity as a % of
 
   Amount    $ Change
From Base
    % Change
From Base
    Total
Assets
   

Portfolio
Equity

Book Value

 
     (Dollar amounts in thousands)  

Up 300

   $ 72,383    $ (641 )   -0.86 %   24.91 %   106.09 %

Up 200

     72,810      (214 )   -0.29 %   25.06 %   106.72 %

Up 100

     73,021      (3 )   0.00 %   25.13 %   107.03 %

Base

     73,024      —       0.00 %   25.13 %   107.03 %

Down 100

     72,542      (482 )   -0.65 %   24.97 %   106.32 %

Down 200

     71,475      (1,549 )   -2.09 %   24.60 %   104.76 %

Down 300

     70,112      (2,912 )   -3.93 %   24.13 %   102.76 %

Our interest rate sensitivity is also monitored by management through the use of a model run by FTN Financial that generates estimates of the change in the net interest income over a range of interest rate scenarios. Net interest income depends upon the relative amounts of interest-earning assets and interest-bearing liabilities and the interest rates earned or paid on them. In this regard, the model assumes that the composition of our interest sensitive assets and liabilities existing at June 30, 2007 and December 31, 2006 remains constant over the period being measured and also assumes that a particular change in interest rates is reflected uniformly across the yield curve regardless of the duration to maturity or repricing of specific assets and liabilities.

 

    

Sensitivity of Net Interest Income

As of June 30, 2007

 

Change in Interest Rates in Basis Points

(Rate Shock)

   Adjusted Net Interest Income     Net Interest Margin  
   Amount    $ Change
From Base
    Percent     % Change
From Base
 
     (Dollar amounts in thousands)  

Up 300

   $ 12,433    $ 1,888     4.33 %   0.65 %

Up 200

     11,803      1,258     4.11 %   0.43 %

Up 100

     11,179      634     3.90 %   0.22 %

Base

     10,545      —       3.68 %   0.00 %

Down 100

     9,824      (721 )   3.44 %   -0.24 %

Down 200

     8,877      (1,668 )   3.11 %   -0.57 %

Down 300

     7,939      (2,606 )   2.79 %   -0.89 %

 

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Sensitivity of Net Interest Income

As of December 31, 2006

 

Change in Interest Rates in Basis Points

(Rate Shock)

   Adjusted Net Interest Income     Net Interest Margin  
   Amount    $ Change
From Base
    Percent     % Change
From Base
 
     (Dollar amounts in thousands)  

Up 300

   $ 12,409    $ 1,492     4.56 %   0.54 %

Up 200

     11,918      1,001     4.38 %   0.36 %

Up 100

     11,429      512     4.21 %   0.19 %

Base

     10,917      —       4.02 %   0.00 %

Down 100

     10,318      (599 )   3.80 %   -0.22 %

Down 200

     9,586      (1,331 )   3.54 %   -0.48 %

Down 300

     8,917      (2,000 )   3.29 %   -0.73 %

Certain shortcomings are inherent in the methodology used in the above interest rate risk measurements. Modeling changes in MVPE requires the making of certain assumptions that may or may not reflect the manner in which actual yields and costs respond to changes in market interest rates. Accordingly, although the MVPE tables and Sensitivity of Net Interest Income tables provide an indication of our interest rate risk exposure at a particular point in time, such measurements are not intended to, and do not, provide a precise forecast of the effect of changes in market interest rates on our net worth and net interest income.

 

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ITEM 4 – CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

Under the supervision and with the participation of management, including our chief executive officer and chief financial officer, we have evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures as of the end of the period covered by this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Based on that evaluation, our chief executive officer and chief financial officer have concluded that these controls and procedures are effective. There were no significant changes in our internal controls or in other factors that could significantly affect these controls subsequent to the date of their evaluation.

Disclosure controls and procedures are our controls and other procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed by us in the reports that we file or submit under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.

PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

ITEM 1 – LEGAL PROCEEDINGS

While SNBV and Sonabank may, from time to time, be a party to various legal proceedings arising in the ordinary course of business, there are no proceedings pending, or to management’s knowledge, threatened, against SNBV or Sonabank at this time.

ITEM 1A – RISK FACTORS

As of June 30, 2007 there were no material changes to the risk factors previously disclosed on our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006.

ITEM 4 – SUBMISSION OF MATTERS TO A VOTE OF SECURITY HOLDERS

SNBV held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders on April 19, 2007, at which time stockholders were asked to consider two proposals, as follows:

 

  1. To elect two directors to serve as Class 1 directors for a three-year term; and

 

  2. To ratify the appointment of Crowe Chizek and Company LLC as the independent registered public accounting firm of the Company for the year ending December 31, 2007.

The vote tabulation was as follows:

 

  1. Election of two Class 1 directors to serve for a term of three years:

 

Director

   Votes For    Votes Withheld

R. Roderick Porter

   4,319,918    347

Robin R. Shield

   4,319,614    651

 

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The following directors’ terms of office continued after the meeting:

Neil J. Call

Georgia S. Derrico

John J. Forch

Michael A. Gaffney

Charles A. Kabash

 

  2. To ratify the appointment of Crowe Chizek and Company LLC as the independent registered public accounting firm of the Company for 2007:

 

Votes For   Votes Against   Abstain
4,310,165   100   10,000

ITEM 6 – EXHIB ITS

(a) Exhibits.

The following exhibits are filed as part of this Form 10-Q and this list includes the Exhibit Index:

 

Exhibit No.  

Description

31.1   Certification of Chief Executive Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
31.2   Certification of Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
32.1   Certification of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

 

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Signatures

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

  Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc.
 

(Registrant)

August 14, 2007

 

/s/ Georgia S. Derrico

      (Date)

  Georgia S. Derrico,
  Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

August 14, 2007

 

/s/ William H. Lagos

      (Date)

  William H. Lagos,
  Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

 

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Exhibit 31.1

CERTIFICATIONS

I, Georgia S. Derrico, certify that:

1. I have reviewed this report on Form 10-Q of Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc.;

2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

4. The registrant’s other certifying officers and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) for the registrant and we have:

(a) designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

(b) evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

(c) disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

5. The registrant’s other certifying officers and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

(a) all significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

(b) any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

Date: August 14, 2007

 

/s/ Georgia S. Derrico

Georgia S. Derrico,
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Exhibit 31.2

CERTIFICATIONS

I, William H. Lagos, certify that:

1. I have reviewed this report on Form 10-Q of Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc.;

2. Based on my knowledge, this report does not contain any untrue statement of a material fact or omit to state a material fact necessary to make the statements made, in light of the circumstances under which such statements were made, not misleading with respect to the period covered by this report;

3. Based on my knowledge, the financial statements, and other financial information included in this report, fairly present in all material respects the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of the registrant as of, and for, the periods presented in this report;

4. The registrant’s other certifying officers and I are responsible for establishing and maintaining disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Exchange Act Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e)) for the registrant and we have:

(a) designed such disclosure controls and procedures, or caused such disclosure controls and procedures to be designed under our supervision, to ensure that material information relating to the registrant, including its consolidated subsidiaries, is made known to us by others within those entities, particularly during the period in which this report is being prepared;

(b) evaluated the effectiveness of the registrant’s disclosure controls and procedures and presented in this report our conclusions about the effectiveness of the disclosure controls and procedures, as of the end of the period covered by this report based on such evaluation; and

(c) disclosed in this report any change in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting that occurred during the registrant’s most recent fiscal quarter (the registrant’s fourth fiscal quarter in the case of an annual report) that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting; and

5. The registrant’s other certifying officers and I have disclosed, based on our most recent evaluation of internal control over financial reporting, to the registrant’s auditors and the audit committee of the registrant’s board of directors (or persons performing the equivalent functions):

(a) all significant deficiencies and material weaknesses in the design or operation of internal control over financial reporting which are reasonably likely to adversely affect the registrant’s ability to record, process, summarize and report financial information; and

(b) any fraud, whether or not material, that involves management or other employees who have a significant role in the registrant’s internal control over financial reporting.

Date: August 14, 2007

 

/s/ William H. Lagos

William H. Lagos,

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Exhibit 32.1

CERTIFICATION PURSUANT TO 18 U.S.C. SECTION 1350 AS ADOPTED PURSUANT

TO SECTION 906 OF THE SARBANES-OXLEY ACT OF 2002

In connection with the Quarterly Report of Southern National Bancorp of Virginia, Inc. (“SNBV”) on Form 10-Q for the period ending June 30, 2007 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the “Report”), the undersigned Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial officer of SNBV hereby certify, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §1350, as adopted pursuant to §906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 that based on their knowledge and belief: 1) the Report fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and 2) the information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of SNBV as of and for the periods covered in the Report.

 

/s/ Georgia S. Derrico

Georgia S. Derrico, Chief Executive Officer

/s/ William H. Lagos

William H. Lagos, Chief Financial Officer

August 14, 2007