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Rhinebeck Bancorp, Inc. Reports Results for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2021

October 28, 2021 GMT
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POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., Oct. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Rhinebeck Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: RBKB), the holding company of Rhinebeck Bank (the “Bank”), reported net income for the three months ended September 30, 2021 of $2.7 million ($0.25 per basic and diluted share), which was $1.5 million, or 133.5%, more than the comparable prior year period, and net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2021 of $8.6 million ($0.80 per basic and $0.79 per diluted share), which was $5.0 million, or 139.9%, greater than the same period last year.

The increase in net income came largely from a credit to the provision for loan losses of $954,000 in the third quarter of 2021 as compared to a provision for loan losses of $2.3 million for the third quarter of 2020. For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company recorded a credit of $2.2 million compared to a provision of $5.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2020, which represented a $7.9 million, or 138.1%, overall decrease in the provision for loan losses. The Company’s return on average assets and return on average equity were 0.85% and 8.60%, respectively, for the third quarter of 2021 as compared to 0.41% and 4.00%, respectively, for the third quarter of 2020. The Company’s return on average assets and return on average equity were 0.96% and 9.48%, respectively, for the first nine months of 2021 as compared to 0.44% and 4.19%, respectively, for the first nine months of 2020.

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On March 12, 2021, the Bank completed its acquisition of two branches located in Warwick and Monroe, New York from ConnectOne Bank, assuming $33.9 million of deposits. The Bank also opened two new branches in Middletown and Newburgh, New York, in the 2nd and 3rd quarters of 2021, respectively.

COVID-19 Impact

Loan Deferrals. The Bank’s initiative to work with borrowers that were unable to meet their contractual obligations because of the effects of COVID-19 has been successful. As of September 30, 2021, we had 19 loans totaling $22.9 million of remaining deferrals outstanding, all of which were performing in accordance with their contractual terms.

Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). The second round PPP program began accepting new loan applications on January 11, 2021 and ended on May 5, 2021, when the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) announced that general funds for the program were depleted. The Bank received SBA approval for 376 loan applications totaling $48.2 million, all of which had been funded. At September 30, 2021, we had $44.1 million of PPP loans outstanding.

Other financial highlights:

  • Record net income of $8.6 million in the first nine months of 2021, a 139.9% increase over the first nine months of 2020.

  • Our return on average equity increased to 9.48% for the first nine months of 2021 from 4.19% for the same nine months of 2020.

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  • Total assets grew $133.9 million, or 11.9%, to $1.26 billion at September 30, 2021 from $1.13 billion at December 31, 2020.

  • Total deposits were $1.09 billion at September 30, 2021, increasing $158.0 million, or 17.0%, from $929.4 million at December 31, 2020.

  • Capital positions remain strong with a 9.58% Tier 1 Leverage Ratio; a 13.13% Common Equity Tier 1 Ratio; a 13.13% Tier 1 Risk-Based Capital Ratio; and a 14.12% Total Risk-Based Capital Ratio.

President and Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Quinn said, “Rhinebeck Bancorp delivered strong results for the third quarter and year to date periods. Results were positively impacted by the recapture of loan loss provisions and our net interest margin remained strong at 3.44% for the nine months ended September 30, 2021. We expect a slight improvement in loan growth, excluding PPP loans, over the fourth quarter of 2021. We forecast a return to more normalized loan growth throughout 2022, which will be a significant factor in our earnings expectations for the upcoming year.

Income Statement Analysis

Net interest income increased $1.0 million, or 11.4%, to $10.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021, from $9.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2020. Year to date net interest income increased $2.6 million, or 10.0%, to $29.0 million when compared to $26.3 million for the prior year nine-month period. The increase was primarily driven by higher interest-earning asset balances and lower costs for deposits and borrowings, which were partially offset by lower yields on interest-earning assets. Our net interest margin increased 2 basis points to 3.42% for the three months ended September 30, 2021 and decreased 3 basis points to 3.44% for the nine months ended September 30, 2021, in each case as compared to the comparable prior year period.

The provision for loan losses decreased by $3.2 million, or 142.4%, from $2.3 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2020, to a credit of $954,000 for the current quarter. The provision decreased by $7.9 million, or 138.1%, from a provision of $5.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 to a credit of $2.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2021. The provision in 2020 reflected the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic conditions. The credits for both the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 were primarily attributable to a decline in loan balances, an improvement in credit quality and an improvement in the general economy as our customers showed signs of recovering from the pandemic.

Net charge-offs for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 totaled $138,000 compared to $259,000 for the respective period in 2020. For the nine-month period ended September 30, 2021, net charge-offs were $429,000, a decrease of $667,000, or 60.9%, when compared to $1.1 million in the comparable 2020 period. The decrease was primarily due to an improvement in the overall economic environment and pricing gains on the sales of repossessed vehicles as used car prices have risen significantly.

Non-interest income totaled $1.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2021; a decrease of $457,000, or 21.8%, from the comparable period in the prior year, due primarily to a decrease in the net gain on sales of mortgage loans on a decline in loan volume. Non-interest income increased $330,000, or 6.1%, to $5.7 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2021. For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, service charges on deposit accounts increased $186,000, or 10.9%, as transaction volume increased, while the cash surrender value of life insurance increased $122,000. A gain related to the collection of life insurance proceeds of $195,000 and an increase in various other non-interest income items of $167,000 also contributed to the increase. These increases were partially offset by a decrease in the gain on sales of mortgage loans of $203,000 and a decrease in investment advisory income of $130,000.

For the third quarter of 2021, non-interest expense totaled $9.1 million, an increase of $1.7 million, or 23.0%, over the comparable 2020 period. The increase was primarily due to an increase in salaries and benefits of $1.0 million, or 24.1%, as the Company hired additional employees for its new branches. For the three months ended September 30, 2021, occupancy expenses also increased $175,000, or 19.8%, as a result of the additional rent, depreciation and other expenses related to the branch expansion. The addition of branches was also primarily responsible for increased data processing costs of $125,000, increased professional fees of $59,000 and a portion of the increased other non-interest expenses. Other non-interest expenses increased $400,000, or 31.3%. For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, non-interest expense increased $4.5 million, or 20.8%, to $26.0 million from $21.5 million for the comparative period in 2020. The increase was primarily due to an increase in salaries and benefits of $2.4 million, or 19.9%, due to new branch employees as well as annual merit increases, production incentives and employee benefit increases. Occupancy increased $439,000, or 16.8%, professional fees increased $320,000, or 30.3%, and data processing increased $229,000, or 22.0%. Other non-interest expenses increased $1.1 million, or 32.4%, and included an additional estimated reserve of $450,000 for potential consumer compliance issues in the Bank’s indirect automobile portfolio. Additional reserves in the future may be required but cannot be estimated at this time.

Balance Sheet Analysis

Total assets were $1.26 billion at September 30, 2021, representing an increase of $133.9 million, or 11.9%, from $1.13 billion at December 31, 2020. Available for sale securities increased $137.5 million, or 133.5%, primarily due to $181.9 million of new purchases as we deployed excess cash received mostly from PPP borrower-related accounts and government stimulus actions and the additional deposits acquired in the branch acquisitions. The increase in available for sale securities was partially offset by paydowns, calls and maturities of $42.2 million. Net loans decreased $40.0 million, or 4.6%, primarily due to production shortfalls of commercial loans and non-residential real estate which were partially offset by production increases in new multi-family real estate. Cash and due from banks increased $21.1 million, or 22.6%, primarily due to an increase in deposits held at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The cash surrender value of life insurance increased $10.1 million, as the Bank purchased $10.0 million in split-dollar life insurance policies for key employees in the second quarter of 2021.

Past due loans decreased $5.7 million, or 31.6%, between December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2021, finishing at $12.3 million, or 1.5% of total loans, down from $18.0 million, or 2.1% of total loans at year-end 2020. Past due loan balances have been positively impacted by the economic stimulus received by customers along with a recovering economy. Our allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total gross loans was 1.08% at September 30, 2021 as compared to 1.33% at December 31, 2020.

As of September 30, 2021, total liabilities increased $126.2 million, or 12.5%, to $1.14 billion, primarily due to an increase in deposits of $158.0 million. This increase was due to the acquisition of $33.9 million in deposits from ConnectOne Bank, an accumulation of liquidity by customers in response to government stimulus actions, increases in PPP borrower-related accounts and normal fluctuations in some of our large business accounts. A decrease of $30.5 million in Federal Home Loan Bank advances partially offset the increase in liabilities.

Stockholders’ equity increased $7.7 million, or 6.6%, to $124.2 million at September 30, 2021, primarily due to net income of $8.6 million, partially offset by a $1.6 million increase in accumulated other comprehensive loss on available for sale securities, as net unrealized gain turned to a net unrealized loss. The Company’s ratio of average equity to average assets was 10.09% for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2021 and 10.56% for the year ended December 31, 2020.

About Rhinebeck Bancorp

Rhinebeck Bancorp, Inc. is a Maryland corporation organized as the mid-tier holding company of Rhinebeck Bank and is itself the majority-owned subsidiary of Rhinebeck Bancorp, MHC. The Bank is a New York chartered stock savings bank, which provides a full range of banking and financial services to consumer and commercial customers through its fourteen active branches and two representative offices located in Dutchess, Ulster, Orange, and Albany counties in New York State. Financial services including comprehensive brokerage, investment advisory services, financial product sales and employee benefits are offered through Rhinebeck Asset Management, a division of the Bank.

Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements about the Company and the Bank. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding anticipated future events or results and can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They often include words such as “believe”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “intend”, “predict”, “forecast”, “improve”, “continue”, “will”, “would”, “should”, “could”, or “may”. Forward-looking statements, by their nature, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expected results include increased competitive pressures, changes in the interest rate environment, general economic conditions or conditions within the securities markets, changes in demand for our products and services, legislative, accounting and regulatory changes and a failure in or breach of our operational or security systems or infrastructure, including cyberattacks that could adversely affect the Company’s financial condition and results of operations and the business in which the Company and the Bank are engaged.

Further, given its ongoing and dynamic nature, it is difficult to predict the full impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on our business. The extent of such impact will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain, including when the coronavirus can be controlled and abated and whether the gradual reopening of businesses will result in a meaningful increase in economic activity. As the result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the related adverse local and national economic consequences, we could be subject to any of the following risks, any of which could have a material, adverse effect on our business, financial condition, liquidity, and results of operations: the demand for our products and services may decline, making it difficult to grow assets and income; if the economy is unable to substantially reopen, and higher levels of unemployment continue for an extended period of time, loan delinquencies, problem assets, and foreclosures may increase, resulting in increased charges and reduced income; collateral for loans, especially real estate, may decline in value, which could cause loan losses to increase; our allowance for loan losses may increase if borrowers experience financial difficulties, which will adversely affect our net income; the net worth and liquidity of loan guarantors may decline, impairing their ability to honor commitments to us; our wealth management revenues may decline with continuing market turmoil; our cyber security risks are increased as the result of an increase in the number of employees working remotely; and FDIC premiums may increase if the agency experiences additional resolution costs.

Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Rhinebeck Bancorp, Inc. undertakes no obligation to revise these forward-looking statements or to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.

The Company’s summary consolidated statements of income and financial condition and other selected financial data follow:

Rhinebeck Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiary

Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)

(In thousands, except share and per share data)




Three Months Ended September 30,


Nine Months Ended September 30,




2021


2020


2021


2020


Interest and Dividend Income














Interest and fees on loans


$

10,402


$

10,386


$

30,722


$

31,001


Interest and dividends on securities



623



476



1,560



1,790


Other income



34



12



66



36


Total interest and dividend income



11,059



10,874



32,348



32,827


Interest Expense














Interest expense on deposits



866



1,553



2,816



5,429


Interest expense on borrowings



134



293



562



1,072


Total interest expense



1,000



1,846



3,378



6,501


Net interest income



10,059



9,028



28,970



26,326


(Credit to) provision for loan losses



(954)



2,250



(2,171)



5,705


Net interest income after (credit to) provision for loan
losses



11,013



6,778



31,141



20,621


Non-interest Income














Service charges on deposit accounts



664



558



1,891



1,705


Net realized loss on sales and calls of securities









(29)


Net gain on sales of loans



502



976



2,179



2,382


Increase in cash surrender value of life insurance



158



97



412



290


Net gain from sale of other real estate owned





42



2



42


Gain on disposal of premises and equipment





13



17



13


Gain on life insurance







195




Investment advisory income



237



380



812



942


Other



78



30



228



61


Total non-interest income



1,639



2,096



5,736



5,406


Non-interest Expense














Salaries and employee benefits



5,162



4,158



14,749



12,305


Occupancy



1,060



885



3,052



2,613


Data processing



450



325



1,269



1,040


Professional fees



439



380



1,375



1,055


Marketing



119



95



353



320


FDIC deposit insurance and other insurance



201



248



542



613


Other real estate owned expense



4



54



7



80


Amortization of intangible assets



27



11



69



32


Other



1,676



1,276



4,551



3,438


Total non-interest expense



9,138



7,432



25,967



21,496


Income before income taxes



3,514



1,442



10,910



4,531


Provision for income taxes



829



292



2,339



958


Net income


$

2,685


$

1,150


$

8,571


$

3,573
















Earnings per common share:














Basic


$

0.25


$

0.10


$

0.80


$

0.33


Diluted


$

0.25


$

0.10


$

0.79


$

0.33
















Weighted average shares outstanding, basic



10,774,038



10,732,321



10,755,342



10,726,867


Weighted average shares outstanding, diluted



10,946,935



10,732,321



10,914,429



10,726,867


Rhinebeck Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiary

Consolidated Statements of Financial Condition (Unaudited)

(In thousands, except share and per share data)




September 30,


December 31,




2021


2020


Assets








Cash and due from banks


$

114,587


$

93,485


Available for sale securities (at fair value)



240,389



102,933


Loans receivable (net of allowance for loan losses of $9,034 and $11,633, respectively)



833,841



873,813


Federal Home Loan Bank stock



1,417



2,787


Accrued interest receivable



3,743



3,819


Cash surrender value of life insurance



28,971



18,877


Deferred tax assets (net of valuation allowance of $1,694 and $1,760, respectively)



3,548



3,703


Premises and equipment, net



19,164



18,839


Other real estate owned



89



139


Goodwill



2,235



1,410


Intangible assets, net



460



199


Other assets



14,261



8,825


Total assets


$

1,262,705


$

1,128,829


Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity








Liabilities








Deposits








Non-interest bearing


$

316,521


$

244,344


Interest bearing



770,866



685,020


Total deposits



1,087,387



929,364










Mortgagors' escrow accounts



4,264



8,494


Advances from the Federal Home Loan Bank



20,145



50,674


Subordinated debt



5,155



5,155


Accrued expenses and other liabilities



21,550



18,643


Total liabilities



1,138,501



1,012,330










Stockholders' Equity








Preferred stock (par value $0.01 per share; 5,000,000 authorized, no shares issued)






Common stock (par value $0.01; authorized 25,000,000; issued and outstanding 11,296,770
at September 31, 2021 and 11,303,059 at December 31, 2020, respectively)



112



111


Additional paid-in capital



46,468



46,038


Unearned common stock held by the employee stock ownership plan ("ESOP")



(3,764)



(3,928)


Retained earnings



86,640



78,069


Accumulated other comprehensive loss:








Net unrealized (loss) gain on available for sale securities, net of taxes



(598)



993


Defined benefit pension plan, net of taxes



(4,654)



(4,784)


Total accumulated other comprehensive loss



(5,252)



(3,791)


Total stockholders' equity



124,204



116,499


Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$

1,262,705


$

1,128,829


Rhinebeck Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiary

Selected Ratios (Unaudited)




Three Months Ended



Nine Months Ended


Year Ended



September 30,



September 30,


December 31,



2021


2020



2021


2020


2020

Performance Ratios (1):






















Return on average assets (2)


0.85

%

0.41

%


0.96

%

0.44

%

0.55

%

Return on average equity (3)


8.60

%

4.00

%


9.48

%

4.19

%

5.17

%

Net interest margin (4)


3.42

%

3.40

%


3.44

%

3.47

%

3.56

%

Efficiency ratio (5)


78.12

%

66.81

%


74.82

%

67.74

%

67.29

%

Average interest-earning assets to average
interest-bearing liabilities


145.46

%

143.16

%


144.42

%

139.69

%

140.37

%

Total gross loans to total deposits


76.73

%

97.48

%


76.73

%

97.48

%

94.32

%

Average equity to average assets (6)


9.93

%

10.23

%


10.09

%

10.60

%

10.56

%














Asset Quality Ratios:













Allowance for loan losses as a percent of total
gross loans


1.08

%

1.18

%


1.08

%

1.18

%

1.33

%

Allowance for loan losses as a percent of non-
performing loans


145.64

%

180.32

%


145.64

%

180.32

%

183.63

%

Net charge-offs to average outstanding loans
during the period


(0.02)

%

(0.03)

%


(0.05)

%

(0.13)

%

(0.17)

%

Non-performing loans as a percent of total gross
loans


0.74

%

0.66

%


0.74

%

0.66

%

0.72

%

Non-performing assets as a percent of total
assets


0.50

%

0.63

%


0.50

%

0.63

%

0.57

%














Capital Ratios (7):













Tier 1 capital (to risk-weighted assets)


13.13

%

12.39

%


13.13

%

12.39

%

12.72

%

Total capital (to risk-weighted assets)


14.12

%

13.60

%


14.12

%

13.60

%

13.97

%

Common equity Tier 1 capital (to risk-weighted
assets)


13.13

%

12.39

%


13.13

%

12.39

%

12.72

%

Tier 1 leverage ratio (to average total assets)


9.58

%

9.67

%


9.58

%

9.67

%

9.95

%














Other Data:













Book value per common share







$ 10.99


$ 10.19


$ 10.31


Tangible book value per common share(8)







$ 10.76


$ 10.05


$ 10.16









(1)

Performance ratios for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020 are annualized.

(2)

Represents net income divided by average total assets.

(3)

Represents net income divided by average equity.

(4)

Represents net interest income as a percent of average interest-earning assets.

(5)

Represents non-interest expense divided by the sum of net interest income and non-interest income.

(6)

Represents average equity divided by average total assets.

(7)

Capital ratios are for Rhinebeck Bank only. Rhinebeck Bancorp, Inc. is not subject to the minimum consolidated capital requirements as a small bank holding company with assets less than $3.0 billion.

(8)

Represents a non-GAAP financial measure, see table below for a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION

This release contains financial information determined by methods other than in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). Such non-GAAP financial information includes the following measure: “tangible book value per common share.” Management uses this non-GAAP measure because they believe that it may provide useful supplemental information for evaluating our operations and performance, as well as in managing and evaluating our business and in discussions about our operations and performance. Management believes this non-GAAP measure may also provide users of our financial information with a meaningful measure for assessing our financial results, as well as a comparison to financial results for prior periods. This non-GAAP measure should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative to or substitute for, measures determined in accordance with GAAP and are not necessarily comparable to other similarly titled measures used by other companies. To the extent applicable, reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable measures as reported in accordance with GAAP are included below.

(In thousands, except per share data)


September 30,


December 31,



2021


2020


2020

Book value per common share reconciliation










Total shareholders' equity (book value) (GAAP)


$

124,204


$

115,190


$

116,499

Total shares outstanding



11,296.77



11,303.06



11,303.06

Book value per common share


$

10.99


$

10.19


$

10.31

Total common equity










Total equity (GAAP)


$

124,204


$

115,190


$

116,499

Goodwill



(2,235)



(1,410)



(1,410)

Intangible assets



(460)



(209)



(199)

Tangible common equity (non-GAAP)


$

121,509


$

113,571


$

114,890

Tangible book value per common share










Tangible common equity (non-GAAP)


$

121,509


$

113,571


$

114,890

Total shares outstanding



11,296.77



11,303.06



11,303.06

Tangible book value per common share


$

10.76


$

10.05


$

10.16

CONTACT: Michael J. Quinn, President and Chief Executive Officer, Telephone: (845) 790-1501

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