Westbury Bancorp, Inc. Reports Net Income for the Three and Six Months Ended March 31, 2017

WEST BEND, Wis., April 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Westbury Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBB), the holding company (the “Company”) for Westbury Bank (the “Bank”), today announced net income of $746,000, or $0.21 per common share, and $1.5 million, or $0.41 per common share,  for the three and six months ended March 31, 2017, respectively, compared to net income of $873,000, or $0.23 per common share, and $1.9 million, or $0.51 per common share, for the three and six months ended March 31, 2016, respectively. 

Greg Remus, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, “Our earnings for the quarter were stable compared to the first quarter as our loan production office in the Madison market had its first full quarter of operations.  Our Madison team has added $16 million in high quality commercial business and real estate loans to our portfolio so far and their pipeline is strong.  We believe we will see additional growth and related revenue from this new business which will enhance our earnings in the quarters ahead.  Our goal is to continue to build and maintain a high quality loan portfolio balanced between single family, multifamily, non-owner occupied commercial real estate, and owner-occupied commercial real estate and commercial business loans.  Toward that goal, owner-occupied commercial real estate and commercial business loans have increased to 21% of our loan portfolio as of March 31, 2017 from 19% as of September 30, 2016.”

Kirk Emerich, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, added, “We are pleased that our earnings and our stock repurchase program have combined to continue to increase our book value per share with a year over year increase of 7% at March 31, 2017.  Our team is focused, as always, on continued improvement in our performance and the creation of shareholder value.”

Highlights for the six months include:

  • During the six months ended March 31, 2017 our net loan portfolio increased by $17.9 million, or 6.7% annualized growth. The loan portfolio growth consisted primarily of increases in both non-owner and owner-occupied commercial real estate loans, commercial business loans and construction and land development loans.  Loan growth was the primary driver of an increase in total interest and dividend income of $717,000, or 6.3%, to $12.0 million for the six months ended March 31, 2017 compared to $11.3 million for the six months ended March 31, 2016.  Our yield on loans decreased to 4.04% for the six months ended March 31, 2017 from 4.11% for the six months ended March 31, 2016.  This decrease in yield on loans was the result of the growth in the loan portfolio between periods in the current low rate environment.
  • During the six months ended March 31, 2017, our deposits increased by $53.3 million, or 18.0% annualized growth. Deposit growth and the use of long-term FHLB advances were the primary causes of the increase in total interest expense of  $281,000, or 22.8%, to $1.5 million for the six months ended March 31, 2017 compared to $1.2 million for the six months ended March 31, 2016.  Our cost of deposits and interest-bearing liabilities increased to 0.48% for the six months ended March 31, 2017 from 0.42% for the six months ended March 31, 2016  The increase in this cost was the result of a change in the composition of our interest bearing deposits, with the average balance of higher cost certificates of deposit increasing by $32.3 million in the current year period over the prior year period and the average balance of lower cost checking, savings and money market accounts increasing by $20.1 million between these same periods.  Additionally, the average balance of non-interest bearing demand deposits increased by $7.0 million between these same periods which helped hold the increase in our overall cost of deposits and interest-bearing liabilities to only 6 basis points. 
  • Net interest income increased $436,000, or 4.3%, to $10.5 million for the six months ended March 31, 2017 compared to $10.1 million for the six months ended March 31, 2016.  Our net interest margin was 3.28% for the six months ended March 31, 2017 compared to 3.41% for the six months ended March 31, 2016.
  • Non-performing assets were $515,000, or 0.07% of total assets, at March 31, 2017, compared to $661,000, or 0.09% of total assets, at September 30, 2016 and $447,000, or 0.07% of total assets, at March 31, 2016. 
  • Classified assets increased to $6.4 million, or 0.85% of total assets, at March 31, 2017, compared to $2.0 million, or 0.28% of total assets, at September 30, 2016 and $2.1 million, or 0.32% of total assets, at March 31, 2016.  The increase in the balance of our classified assets across these periods was the result of the classification of two commercial loan relationships during the six months ending March 31, 2017.  Both these relationships are performing as agreed at March 31, 2017.
  • Loans past due 30-89 days increased $170,000, or 23.8%, to $885,000 at March 31, 2017 from $715,000 at September 30, 2016.  This increase was concentrated in the single family loan portfolio.
  • Annualized net recoveries were 0.01% of average loans for the six months ended March 31, 2017, compared to annualized net charge-offs of 0.00% of average loans for the six months ended March 31, 2016.
  • Due to the decrease in non-performing loans and the increase in the allowance for loan losses during the period, the ratio of our allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans increased to 1,079.61% at March 31, 2017 compared to 933.10% at September 30, 2016.
  • Non-interest income was $3.1 million for the six months ended March 31, 2017, compared to $3.2 million for the six months ended March 31, 2016.  Non-interest income represented 22.84% of total revenue for the six months ended March 31, 2017, compared to 23.95% for the six months ended March 31, 2016.
  • Non-interest expense was $11.0 million for the six months ended March 31, 2017, compared to $9.9 million for the six months ended March 31, 2016.  This increase resulted from (1) an increase in the accrual for ESOP expense as we made an additional principal payment on our ESOP loan at the end of the ESOP plan year on December 31, 2016 and which similar payment we intend to make at the end of calendar 2017, (2) expenses related to the opening of our Madison loan production office during fiscal 2017 and (3) additional expenses related to upgrading our information technology and compliance capabilities. Non-interest expense to average total assets was 3.06% for the six months ended March 31, 2017, compared to 2.95% for the six months ended March 31, 2016.
  • During the quarter, we continued our stock repurchase programs.  For the six months ended March 31, 2017, we purchased 65,666 shares at an average price of $21.45 per share. 

Highlights for the quarter include:

  • During the three months ended March 31, 2017 our net loan portfolio increased by $8.4 million, or 6.2% annualized growth. The loan portfolio growth consisted primarily of increases in both non-owner and owner-occupied commercial real estate loans, commercial business loans and construction and land development loans.  Loan growth was the primary driver of an increase in total interest and dividend income of $388,000, or 6.8%, to $6.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017 compared to $5.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016.  Our yield on loans decreased to 4.01% for the three months ended March 31, 2017 from 4.09% for the three months ended March 31, 2016.  This decrease in yield on loans was the result of the growth in the loan portfolio between periods in the current low rate environment.
  • During the three months ended March 31, 2017, our deposits increased by $15.5 million, or 9.8% annualized growth. Deposit growth and the use of long-term FHLB advances were the primary causes of the increase in total interest expense of  $154,000, or 24.0%, to $795,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2017 compared to $641,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2016.  Our cost of deposits and interest-bearing liabilities increased to 0.49% for the three months ended March 31, 2017 from 0.44% for the three months ended March 31, 2016.  The increase in this cost was the result of a change in the composition of our interest bearing deposits, with the average balance of higher cost certificates of deposit increasing by $38.1 million in the current year quarter over the prior year quarter and the average balance of lower cost checking, savings and money market accounts increasing by $23.1 million between these same periods.  Additionally, the average balance of non-interest bearing demand deposits increased by $5.0 million between these same periods which helped hold the increase in our overall cost of deposits and interest-bearing liabilities to only 5 basis points. 
  • Net interest income increased $234,000, or 4.6%, to $5.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017 compared to $5.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016.  Our net interest margin was 3.26% for the three months ended March 31, 2017 compared to 3.40% for the three months ended March 31, 2016.
  • Non-performing assets were $515,000, or 0.07% of total assets, at March 31, 2017, compared to $703,000, or 0.10% of total assets, at December 31, 2016 and $447,000, or 0.07% of total assets, at March 31, 2016. 
  • Classified assets increased to $6.4 million, or 0.85% of total assets, at March 31, 2017, compared to $3.5 million, or 0.47% of total assets, at December 31, 2016 and $2.1 million, or 0.32% of total assets, at March 31, 2016.  The increase in the balance of our classified assets across these periods was the result of the classification of one commercial loan relationship during the quarter ending March 31, 2017.  This relationship is performing as agreed at March 31, 2017.
  • Loans past due 30-89 days decreased $305,000, or 25.63%, to $885,000 at March 31, 2017 from $1.2 million at December 31, 2016.  The decrease was concentrated in the single family loan portfolio.
  • Annualized net recoveries were 0.01% of average loans for the three months ended March 31, 2017, compared to annualized net charge-offs of 0.01% of average loans for the three months ended December 31, 2016 and annualized net charge-offs of 0.01% of average loans for the three months ended March 31, 2016.
  • Due to the decrease in non-performing loans and the increase in allowance for loan losses during the quarter, the ratio of our allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans increased to 1,079.61% at March 31, 2017 compared to 775.39% at December 31, 2016.
  • Non-interest income was $1.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017, compared to $1.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016.  Non-interest income represented 21.39% of total revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2017, compared to 22.85% for the three months ended March 31, 2016.
  • Non-interest expense was $5.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017, compared to $5.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016.  This increase resulted from expenses related to the opening of our Madison loan production office and additional expenses related to upgrading our information technology and compliance capabilities during fiscal 2017. Non-interest expense to average total assets was 3.01% for the three months ended March 31, 2017, compared to 2.98% for the three months ended March 31, 2016.
  • During the quarter, we continued our stock repurchase programs.  For the three months ended March 31, 2017, we purchased 36,466 shares at an average price of $21.68 per share. 

About Westbury Bancorp, Inc.

Westbury Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Westbury Bank.  The Company’s common shares are traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol “WBB”.

Westbury Bank is an independent community bank serving communities in Washington, Waukesha, Dane and Outagamie Counties through its eight full service offices and two loan production offices providing deposit and loan services to individuals, professionals and businesses throughout its markets.

Forward-Looking Information

Information contained in this press release, other than historical information, may be considered forward-looking in nature as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is subject to various risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. Such forward-looking statements in this release are inherently subject to many uncertainties arising in the Company’s operations and business environment.  Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should the underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, estimated or expected. Among the key factors that may have a direct bearing on the Company’s operating results, performance or financial condition are competition, the demand for the Company’s products and services, the Company’s ability to maintain current deposit and loan levels at current interest rates, deteriorating credit quality, including changes in the interest rate environment reducing interest margins, changes in prepayment speeds, loan origination and sale volumes, charge-offs and loan loss provisions, the Company’s ability to maintain required capital levels and adequate sources of funding and liquidity, the Company’s ability to secure confidential information through the use of computer systems and telecommunications networks, and other factors as set forth in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the Company’s expectations. Certain tabular presentations may not reconcile because of rounding.

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WEBSITE:  www.westburybankwi.com 

   
  At or For the Three Months Ended:
  March 31,
2017
December
31, 2016
September
30, 2016
June 30,
2016
March 31,
2016
Selected Financial Condition Data: (Dollars in thousands)
Total assets $ 755,541   $ 732,996   $ 702,625   $ 670,778   $ 655,107  
Loans receivable, net 551,611   543,220   533,759   519,332   508,800  
Allowance for loan losses 5,560   5,451   5,244   5,062   4,863  
Securities available for sale 115,208   101,997   93,772   87,254   81,936  
Total liabilities 676,461   654,684   622,996   591,696   576,499  
Deposits 645,313   629,852   591,977   563,515   550,217  
Stockholders’ equity 79,080   78,312   79,629   79,082   78,608  
           
Asset Quality Ratios:          
Non-performing assets to total assets 0.07 % 0.10 % 0.09 % 0.08 % 0.07 %
Non-performing loans to total loans 0.09 % 0.13 % 0.10 % 0.11 % 0.09 %
Total classified assets to total assets 0.85 % 0.47 % 0.28 % 0.31 % 0.32 %
Allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans 1,079.61 % 775.39 % 933.10 % 900.71 % 1,087.92 %
Allowance for loan losses to total loans 1.00 % 0.99 % 0.97 % 0.96 % 0.95 %
Net charge-offs (recoveries) to average loans – annualized (0.01 %) (0.01 )% 0.05 % 0.04 % 0.01 %
                               
Capital Ratios:                              
Average equity to average assets 10.28 % 10.76 % 11.07 % 11.15 % 11.48 %
Equity to total assets at end of period 10.47 % 10.68 % 11.33 % 11.79 % 12.00 %
Total capital to risk-weighted assets (Bank only) 12.87 % 13.01 % 13.54 % 12.99 % 13.17 %
Tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets (Bank only) 11.95 % 12.10 % 12.61 % 12.08 % 12.26 %
Tier 1 capital to average assets (Bank only) 10.03 % 10.17 % 10.23 % 9.87 % 9.90 %
CET1 capital to risk-weighted assets (Bank only) 11.95 % 12.10 % 12.61 % 12.08 % 12.26 %

  Three Months Ended:   Six Months Ended
  March 31,
2017
  March 31,
2016
  March 31,
2017
  March 31,
2016
                               
Selected Operating Data: (in thousands, except per share data)
Interest and dividend income $ 6,093     $ 5,705     $ 12,017     $ 11,300  
Interest expense 795     641     1,512     1,231  
Net interest income 5,298     5,064     10,505     10,069  
Provision for loan losses 100     125     300     275  
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 5,198     4,939     10,205     9,794  
Service fees on deposit accounts 932     947     1,921     2,025  
Other non-interest income 510     553     1,189     1,146  
Total non-interest income 1,442     1,500     3,110     3,171  
               
Compensation and other employee benefits 2,806     2,542     5,748     4,906  
Occupancy, furniture and equipment 623     443     1,159     862  
Data processing 856     772     1,662     1,519  
Other non-interest expense 1,152     1,244     2,387     2,565  
Total non-interest expense 5,437     5,001     10,956     9,852  
Income before income tax expense 1,203     1,438     2,359     3,113  
Income tax expense 457     565     866     1,201  
Net income $ 746     $ 873     $ 1,493     $ 1,912  
               
Basic earnings per share $ 0.21     $ 0.23     $ 0.41     $ 0.51  
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.20     $ 0.23     $ 0.40     $ 0.50  

  For the Three Months Ended:
  March 31,
2017
December 31,
2016
September 30,
2016
June 30,
2016
March 31,
2016
Selected Operating Data: (in thousands, except per share data)
Interest and dividend income $ 6,093   $ 5,924   $ 5,881   $ 5,763   $ 5,705  
Interest expense 795   717   694   677   641  
Net interest income 5,298   5,207   5,187   5,086   5,064  
Provision for loan losses 100   200   250   250   125  
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 5,198   5,007   4,937   4,836   4,939  
Service fees on deposit accounts 932   989   984   975   947  
Other non-interest income 510   679   978   641   553  
Total non-interest income 1,442   1,668   1,962   1,616   1,500  
           
Compensation and other employee benefits 2,806   2,942   3,114   2,545   2,542  
Occupancy and furniture and equipment 623   536   474   428   443  
Data processing 856   806   790   781   772  
Other non-interest expense 1,152   1,235   1,493   1,382   1,244  
Total non-interest expense 5,437   5,519   5,871   5,136   5,001  
Income before income tax expense 1,203   1,156   1,028   1,316   1,438  
Income tax expense 457   409   375   410   565  
Net income $ 746   $ 747   $ 653   $ 906   $ 873  
           
Basic earnings per share $ 0.21   $ 0.20   $ 0.18   $ 0.25   $ 0.23  
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.20   $ 0.20   $ 0.17   $ 0.25   $ 0.23  

  At or For the Three
Months Ended
At or For the Six
Months Ended
  March 31,
2017
  March 31,
2016
March 31,
2017
  March 31,
2016
Selected Financial Performance Ratios:            
Return on average assets 0.41 %   0.52 % 0.42 %   0.57 %
Return on average equity 4.02 %   4.53 % 3.97 %   4.92 %
Interest rate spread 3.24 %   3.40 % 3.26 %   3.40 %
Net interest margin 3.26 %   3.40 % 3.28 %   3.41 %
Non-interest expense to average total assets 3.01 %   2.98 % 3.06 %   2.95 %
Average interest-earning assets to average interest-bearing liabilities 102.54 %   101.31 % 102.72 %   101.67 %
                             
Per Share and Stock Market Data:                            
Net income per common share $ 0.21     $ 0.23   $ 0.41     $ 0.51  
Basic weighted average shares outstanding 3,631,466     3,726,867   3,645,071     3,768,327  
Book value per share – excluding unallocated ESOP shares $ 21.82     $ 20.55   $ 21.82     $ 20.55  
Book value per share – including unallocated ESOP shares $ 20.13     $ 18.87   $ 20.13     $ 18.87  
Closing market price $ 20.82     $ 19.00   $ 20.82     $ 19.00  
Price to book ratio – excluding unallocated ESOP shares 95.42 %   92.46 % 95.42 %   92.46 %
Price to book ratio – including unallocated ESOP shares 103.43 %   100.69 % 103.43 %   100.69 %
CONTACT: Contact:
Kirk Emerich - Executive Vice President and CFO
Greg Remus - President and CEO
262-334-5563

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