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Lincoln Park Bancorp Announces Fourth Quarter and 2020 Annual Results

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 5:55 PM
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PINE BROOK, NJ / ACCESSWIRE / February 24, 2021 / Lincoln Park Bancorp (OTC PINK:LPBC) (the "Company"), the holding company of Lincoln 1st Bank (the "Bank" or "Lincoln"), announced a net loss of $762 thousand or $0.44 per diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2020 compared to a net loss of $2.5 million or $1.45 per diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2019.

The Company reported a net loss of $278 thousand or $0.16 per diluted share for the three months ended December 31, 2020 compared to a net loss of $1.3 million or $0.77 per diluted share for the three months ended December 31, 2019.

Erik Terpstra, Co-President & Chief Financial Officer of Lincoln 1st Bank, commented: "Reflecting back on 2020, the turnaround story for Lincoln Park Bancorp continued. Through the black swan event of COVID-19 we continued to grow our principal business lines. The shift in our asset mix along with the reduction in our cost of funds is evidenced in the improvement in the Company's net interest margin. During the year Lincoln consolidated multiple locations, added leadership positions within the Bank and adapted our operating procedures to continue to service the local community in these unprecedented times. I am proud of the hard work of our employees here at Lincoln and look forward to 2021."

Financial Performance Overview:

4Q 2020 v. 4Q 2019

For the three months ended December 31, 2020, the net loss totaled $278 thousand which reflects a decreased loss of $1.1 million in comparison to a net loss of $1.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2019.

Net interest income for the three months ended December 31, 2020 remained flat at $1.3 million as compared to the three months ended December 31, 2019, while net interest margin decreased 5 basis points over the same periods. The decrease in the net interest margin was mostly due to a decline in the average rate earned on interest earning assets. This decline was partially offset by a reduction in the average rate paid on total interest-bearing liabilities.

"We continue to make progress towards reducing our legacy high-cost funding, which was a primary goal for 2020. This quarter we have reduced our cost of funds by 53 basis points as compared to the same period last year. With the fourth quarter increase in core deposits we are hopeful this momentum will continue into 2021", said Philip Vaz, Co-President and Chief Operating Officer of Lincoln 1st Bank.

The provision for loan losses for the three months ended December 31, 2020 decreased $1.2 million, to $65 thousand as compared to $1.2 million for the three months ended December 31, 2019. The net provision entry during the quarter was the result of net charge-offs totaling $374 thousand in the Company's CRE loan portfolio, partially offset by a decline in loans receivable.

Non-interest income remained flat at $117 thousand for the three months ended December 31, 2020, compared to the three months ended December 31, 2019.

Non-interest expenses decreased $300 thousand for the three months ended December 31, 2020 months to $1.8 million as compared to $2.1 million for the three months ended December 31, 2019. This decrease in expense is attributed to rightsizing of the organization seen through reduced salary expense with a decrease in auditing expense.

2020 v. 2019

For the year ended December 31, 2020, the net loss totaled $762 thousand which reflects a decreased loss of $1.8 million, in comparison to a net loss of $2.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2019.

Net interest income for the year ended December 31, 2020 decreased to $5.3 million, as compared to $5.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2019. During 2020 average interest earning assets decreased $22 million from December 31, 2019 while its net interest margin improved 6 basis points. The improvement in net interest margin was driven by decreased cost of funds of 37 basis points.

The provision for loan losses for the year ended December 31, 2020 decreased $301 thousand, to $1.1 million as compared to $1.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2019. The decrease in the provision derives from a reduced loans portfolio netted against charge-offs totaling $623 thousand in the Company's C&I and CRE loan portfolios.

Non-interest income increased $574 thousand, or 100.2%, to $1.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2020, compared with non-interest income of $573 thousand for the year ended December 31, 2019. This increase is primarily attributable to realized gains on the sales of securities and increased fee income related to commercial loans and deposits.

The mark-to-market valuation of the interest rate cap resulted in an expense of $48 thousand for the year ended December 31, 2020. The expense is $400 thousand less than the $448 thousand write-down for the year ended December 31, 2019. The remaining fair value associated with the interest rate cap is less than $1 thousand.

Non-interest expenses decreased $800 thousand for the year ended December 31, 2020 to $7.1 million as compared to $7.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2019. This decrease in expense is mainly attributable to a reduction in salary expense arising from the consolidation of corporate headquarters allowing for greater efficiencies and streamlined reporting.

Year over year the Company's tax benefit increased 76% as the Company benefited from a one-time tax recovery of $372 thousand associated with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act ("CARES Act"). This benefit is not expected to recur and was derived from changes made, allowing the Company to carry-back some of its net-operating losses.

Financial Condition:

As of December 31, 2020, the Company's total assets were $314.4 million, an increase of $6.7 million, or 2.2%, as compared to total assets of $307.7 million at December 31, 2019. The increase in total assets stemmed from an increase in cash & due from banks to $52.1 million, which was partially offset by a decline in the securities portfolio and the loan portfolio.

Net loans receivable decreased $19.4 million, or 9.6%, to $181.7 million as of December 31, 2020, compared to $201.1 million at December 31, 2019. The decrease in net loans receivable was due to payoffs in the Bank's participated-in loan portfolio which decreased $18.3 million.

Non-interest-bearing deposits increased $15.2 million year-over-year, which reflects the Bank's continued focus on increased relationships with depositors and small businesses within the Company's footprint. Interest bearing deposits remained generally flat, decreasing $240 thousand, to $193.9 million at December 31, 2020, while brokered deposits increased $15 million.

As of December 31, 2020, the Company's total stockholders' equity was $16.6 million, which was flat when compared to December 31, 2019. The Company's accumulated other comprehensive income relating to securities went from an unrealized loss of $82 thousand at December 31, 2019 to an unrealized gain of $607 thousand at December 31, 2020. This income was netted with the losses the Company realized in 2020. As of December 31, 2020, Tier I capital leverage ratio, common equity tier 1 capital ratio, Tier 1 capital ratio and total capital ratios for the Bank were 6.58%, 12.63%, 12.63% and 13.88%, respectively, all in excess of the ratios required to be deemed "well-capitalized."

About Lincoln Park Bancorp

Established in 1923 and headquartered in Lincoln Park, N.J., Lincoln Park Bancorp (OTC PINK:LPBC) through its wholly owned subsidiary Lincoln 1st Bank operates 2 branch locations in Lincoln Park and Montville, New Jersey. The Bank provides businesses and individuals a wide range of loans and deposit products, along with retail and commercial banking services. For more information, please visit www.mylincoln1st.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

The press release may contain forward-looking statements concerning the unaudited financial condition, results of operations and business of the Company. We caution that such statements are subject to a number of uncertainties and actual results could differ materially, and, therefore, readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Except as may be required by applicable law or regulations the Company does not undertake, and specifically disclaims, any obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions that may be made to any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements.

Contact:
Erik Terpstra
Co-President & Chief Financial Officer
862 777 8540

LINCOLN PARK BANCORP
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION
(in thousands)
(unaudited)

 
        (audited)  
 
  December 31, 2020     December 31, 2019  
 
           
ASSETS
           
 
           
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
    54,914       2,751  
INVESTMENTS
    60,117       86,837  
INTEREST RATE CAP
    -       48  
LOANS RECEIVABLE
    133,071       133,740  
PARTICIPATION LOANS RECEIVABLE
    51,268       69,633  
ALLOWANCE FOR LOAN LOSSES
    (2,644 )     (2,246 )
NET LOANS RECEIVABLE
    181,695       201,127  
PREMISES AND EQUIPMENT
    2,915       2,672  
RIGHT OF USE ASSETS
    1,097       315  
FHLB/ACBB STOCK
    3,276       3,645  
INTEREST RECEIVABLE
    993       1,160  
BOLI
    6,330       6,150  
OTHER ASSETS
    3,083       2,962  
TOTAL ASSETS
    314,420       307,667  
 
               
LIABILITIES
               
NON-INTEREST-BEARING DEPOSITS
    32,178       16,969  
INTEREST BEARING DEPOSITS
    137,791       153,243  
BROKERED AND LISTING DEPOSITS
    56,147       40,986  
BOND ISSUE
    4,881       4,860  
BORROWED MONEY
    63,093       71,724  
LEASE LIABILITIES
    1,141       340  
OTHER LIABILITIES
    2,589       2,979  
TOTAL LIABILITIES
    297,821       291,101  
 
               
 
               
EQUITY
    16,599       16,566  
 
               
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
    314,420       307,667  
 
 

LINCOLN PARK BANCORP
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(in thousands)
(unaudited)

 
  for the year ended     for the three months ended  
 
                       
 
  December 31, 2020     December 31, 2019     December 31, 2020     December 31, 2019  
 
                       
INTEREST INCOME
                       
LOANS RECEIVABLE
    8,056       8,479       1,945       2,150  
SECURITIES
    1,722       2,807       348       560  
OTHER
    168       342       32       58  
TOTAL INTEREST INCOME
    9,945       11,628       2,325       2,768  
 
                               
INTEREST EXPENSE
                               
DEPOSITS
    2,578       3,918       525       860  
BOND ISSUANCE
    419       418       105       105  
BORROWINGS
    1,653       1,796       408       465  
TOTAL INTEREST EXPENSE
    4,651       6,132       1,039       1,430  
 
                               
NET INTEREST INCOME
    5,294       5,496       1,286       1,338  
 
                               
PROVISION FOR LOAN LOSSES
    1,113       1,414       65       1,243  
 
                               
NET INTEREST INCOME AFTER
                               
PROVISION FOR LOAN LOSSES
    4,182       4,082       1,221       95  
 
                               
 
                               
NON-INTEREST INCOME
    1,147       573       117       117  
NON-INTEREST EXPENSE
    7,097       7,855       1,756       2,113  
INTEREST RATE CAP (LOSS) GAIN
    (48 )     (448 )     (0 )     1  
INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES
    (1,816 )     (3,648 )     (418 )     (1,900 )
 
                               
INCOME TAX (BENEFIT)
    (1,054 )     (1,122 )     (140 )     (552 )
 
                               
NET (LOSS)
    (762 )     (2,526 )     (278 )     (1,348 )

 

LINCOLN PARK BANCORP
CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL RATIOS
(in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)

 
  for the year ended     for the three months ended  
 
                       
 
  December 31, 2020     December 31, 2019     December 31, 2020     December 31, 2019  
 
                       
LOSS PER SHARE:
                       
BASIC
  (0.44 )   (1.45 )   (0.16 )   (0.77 )
DILUTED
  (0.44 )   (1.45 )   (0.16 )   (0.77 )
 
                               
 
                               
NET INTEREST MARGIN (NIM):
                               
(Interest Income - Interest Expense)
  5,294     5,496     1,286     1,338  
Average Interest Bearing Assets
  295,823     317,794     300,907     304,651  
 
    1.79 %     1.73 %     1.71 %     1.76 %
 
                               
COST OF FUNDS:
                               
Interest Expense
  4,651     6,132     1,039     1,430  
Average Interest Bearing Liabilities
  281,305     303,572     286,652     288,642  
 
    1.65 %     2.02 %     1.45 %     1.98 %
 
                               
RETURN ON ASSETS (ROA):
                               
Net Income
  (762 )   (2,526 )   (278 )   (1,341 )
Average Total Assets
  307,104     328,511     312,090     314,209  
 
    -0.25 %     -0.77 %     -0.36 %     -1.71 %
 
                               
RETURN ON EQUITY (ROE):
                               
Net Income
  (762 )   (2,526 )   (278 )   (1,341 )
Book Value of Equity
  16,546     16,514     16,546     16,514  
 
    -4.61 %     -15.30 %     -6.72 %     -32.48 %
 
                               
NON-PERFORMING ASSETS (NPA):
                               
Net Non-Performing Assets
  3,935     725                  
Outstanding Loans
  184,190     203,289                  
 
    2.14 %     0.36 %                
 
                               
 
                               
 
SOURCE: Lincoln Park Bancorp
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