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ASRV Ameriserv Financial

Filed: 20 Apr 21, 8:28am



UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C.  20549


Form 8-K


Current Report

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) April 20, 2021


AMERISERV FINANCIAL, Inc.

(exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Pennsylvania        0-11204        25-1424278

(State or other     (Commission    (IRS Employer

jurisdiction        File Number)   Identification No.)

of incorporation)


Main and Franklin Streets, Johnstown, PA  15901

(address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)


Registrant's telephone number, including area code: 814-533-5300


N/A

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title Of Each Class

Trading Symbol

Name of Each Exchange On Which Registered

Common Stock

ASRV

The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC

8.45% Beneficial Unsecured Securities, Series A

(AmeriServ Financial Capital Trust I)

ASRVP

The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company ( )


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ( )







Form 8-K


Item 2.02 Results of operation and financial condition.


AMERISERV FINANCIAL, Inc. (the "Registrant") announced first quarter 2021 results through March 31, 2021.  For a more detailed description of the announcement see the press release attached as Exhibit 99.1.


Item 8.01 Other events.


On April 20, 2021, the Registrant issued a press release announcing that its Board of Directors declared a $0.025 per share quarterly common stock cash dividend.  The cash dividend is payable May 17, 2021 to shareholders of record on May 3, 2021.  The press release, attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1, is incorporated herein.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d) Exhibits:


99.1  Press release dated April 20, 2021, announcing first quarter 2021 earnings through March 31, 2021 and quarterly common stock cash dividend.



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 hereunto duly authorized.



AMERISERV FINANCIAL, Inc.


By /s/Michael D. Lynch

Michael D. Lynch

SVP & CFO


Date: April 20, 2021







Exhibit 99.1


AMERISERV FINANCIAL REPORTS INCREASED 2021 FIRST QUARTER EARNINGS AND ANNOUNCES QUARTERLY COMMON STOCK CASH DIVIDEND


JOHNSTOWN, PA - AmeriServ Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASRV) reported first quarter 2021 net income of $2,081,000, or $0.12 per diluted common share.  This earnings performance represented a $672,000, or 47.7%, increase from the first quarter of 2020 when net income totaled $1,409,000, or $0.08 per diluted common share.  The following table highlights the Company’s financial performance for the quarters ended March 31, 2021 and 2020:


 

First

Quarter

2021

First

Quarter

2020

 



$ Change



% Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

$2,081,000

$1,409,000

 

$672,000

47.7%

Diluted earnings per share



$ 0.12



$ 0.08

 



$ 0.04



50.0%


Jeffrey A. Stopko, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented on the first quarter 2021 financial results: “The benefits of our community bank customer-focused business model and the diversification of our revenue streams contributed to AmeriServ Financial’s best earnings quarter since the third quarter of 2018.  Our ability to generate positive operating leverage by growing our revenues at a faster pace than expenses caused this strong growth in earnings in the first quarter of 2021. We continued to achieve record levels of both loans and deposits as we served as an important financial resource to small businesses and consumers in our marketplace. Additionally, 32% of our total first quarter 2021 revenue came from non-interest income sources which included record contributions from our strong wealth management business and active residential mortgage operation. As a result of this good earnings momentum and our diligent and conservative focus on our asset quality, I believe that AmeriServ Financial is well positioned to take advantage of opportunities that may result from the expected improvement in the economy during the remainder of 2021.”


The Company's net interest income in the first quarter of 2021 increased by $941,000, or 10.8%, from the prior year's first quarter while the net interest margin of 3.23% was two basis points higher than the net interest margin of 3.21% for the first quarter of 2020.  First quarter 2021 results were indicative of the Company’s continuing response to the challenges presented by the pandemic, including the current low interest rate environment as well as economic uncertainty and volatility.  The economy has been demonstrating some improvement due to the positive impact of the COVID-19 vaccine distribution and the gradual easing of social restrictions that businesses and consumers have been operating under.  The Company continues to experience robust balance sheet growth as, both, total loans and total deposits reached new record levels due to business development efforts and the government implementing new stimulus programs during the quarter.  Net interest income improved as net interest margin pressure from the low interest rate environment was offset by fee income from existing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness and new fee income from the most recent second round of PPP loans implemented earlier in the quarter.  The low interest rate environment is also positively impacting deposit and borrowings interest expense cost. Overall, total interest expense decreased significantly more than the decrease in total interest income, resulting in net interest income increasing for the first quarter of 2021 compared to last year’s first quarter.  Overall, the increase to net interest income, along with a higher level of non-interest income, more than offset an increased loan loss provision and a higher level of non-interest expense resulting in an improved earnings performance for the first quarter of 2021.


The slowly improving economy was evident in our lending activity as we continued to experience commercial loan growth during the first quarter of 2021 along with commercial loan pipelines returning to pre-COVID levels.  The strong level of residential mortgage loan production experienced in 2020 continued into the first quarter of 2021.  Residential mortgage loan production totaled $29.7 million in the first quarter of 2021 and was 64.0% higher than the production level of $18.1 million achieved in last year’s first quarter.  Additionally, loan volumes were positively impacted by the previously mentioned second round of the 100% guaranteed PPP loans, which was announced in late December 2020 as part of the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act and implemented during the middle of January 2021.  (Note that there were no PPP loans on the balance sheet in the first quarter of 2020 as the initial round of the program was not implemented until the second quarter of 2020.)  The Company, again, elected to participate in this renewed program to assist small businesses in our community in this difficult economy.  The combination of growth in traditional loan products and our participation in the latest round of the PPP resulted in total loans reaching a record level.  Later in the first quarter, the President signed into law another round of economic stimulus as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The stimulus checks delivered to most Americans and the financial assistance provided to municipalities and school districts as part of this program contributed to total deposits increasing significantly and, similar to the loan portfolio, reaching a record level.


The average balance of total interest earning assets for the first quarter of 2021 continued to grow and are now $119 million, or 10.9%, higher than the first quarter of 2020.  Likewise, on the liability side of the balance sheet, total average deposits increased by $121 million, or 12.3%, since last year primarily because of government stimulus and consumers/businesses changing their spending habits because of the pandemic.  Looking into the near future, we expect that our deposit balances will be positively impacted in the second quarter of 2021 by the acquisition of two branch offices from Riverview Bank, which we anticipate should provide approximately $45 million of additional deposits. This branch acquisition is described in our press release and Current Report on Form 8-K dated January 15, 2021, which can be found on our website. Overall, the Company's loan to deposit ratio averaged 89.0% in the first quarter of 2021, which we believe indicates that the Company has ample capacity to continue to grow its loan portfolio and is well positioned to continue assisting our customers and the community to recover from the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our local economy.   


As stated previously, total loans reached a new record level and averaged $982 million in the first quarter of 2021 which is $105 million, or 11.9%, higher than the $877 million average for the first quarter of 2020.  Along with continued robust residential mortgage loan production and additional normal commercial loan growth, the Company processed 219 PPP loans totaling $30.8 million.  Also, the Company recorded a total of $897,000 of processing fee income and interest income from PPP lending activity. Finally, on an end of period basis, excluding total PPP loans, the total loan portfolio grew by approximately $41.9 million, or 4.8%, since the end of the first quarter of 2020.  


The Company remains committed to prudently working with and supporting our borrowers that have been hardest hit by the pandemic by granting them loan payment modifications.  Most of these borrowers are those that have requested a second loan payment deferral plan.  Borrower requested modifications primarily consist of the deferral of principal and/or interest payments for a period of three to six months.  On March 31, 2021, loans totaling approximately $50 million, or 5.0% of total loans, were on a payment modification plan.  These loans include 18 commercial borrowers primarily in the hospitality industry.  This current level of borrowers requesting payment deferrals is down sharply from its peak level of approximately $200 million that occurred on June 30, 2020. Management continues to carefully monitor asset quality with a particular focus on these customers that have requested payment deferrals.  Deferral extension requests are considered based upon the customer’s needs and their impacted industry, borrower and guarantor capacity to service debt and issued regulatory guidance.  


Total investment securities averaged $190 million for the first quarter of 2021 which is $1.6 million, or 0.8%, higher than the $189 million average for last year’s first quarter.  The Company continues to be selective in 2021 when purchasing securities due to the low interest rate environment.  However, the yield curve began to steepen during the latter part of the first quarter as the long end of the U.S. Treasury yield curve increased while the short end of the curve remained relatively stable.  This resulted in improved yields for federal agency mortgage-backed securities and federal agency bonds, and management decided to add more of these investments to our portfolio.  The Company also continues to purchase corporate securities, particularly subordinated debt issued by other financial institutions, along with taxable municipal securities.    


Our liquidity position continues to be strong due to the significant influx of deposits. The challenges this excess liquidity presents are twofold.  First, there is the uncertainty regarding the duration that these excess funds will remain on the balance sheet which will be determined by customer behavior as the economic conditions change.  The second challenge is to profitably deploy this excess liquidity given the current low yields on short term investment products.  As a result, short-term investment balances averaged $31 million in the first quarter of 2021 which remains high by historical standards.  Therefore, future loan growth and continued prudent investment in securities is critical to achieve the best return on the excess funds. The low interest rate environment resulted in interest income on total investments decreasing between the first quarter of 2021 and first quarter of 2020.  Overall, total interest income on both loans and investments decreased by $175,000, or 1.5%, between years despite increased volume.


Total interest expense for the first quarter of 2021 decreased by $1.1 million, or 35.0%, when compared to the first quarter of 2020, due to lower levels of both deposit and borrowing interest expense.  Deposit interest expense was lower by $1.1 million, or 43.0%, despite the previously mentioned record increase in deposits that occurred during the first quarter of 2021 reflecting new deposit inflows as well as the loyalty of the bank’s core deposit base.  Management continues to effectively execute several deposit product pricing reductions in order to address the net interest margin challenges presented by the low interest rate environment.  As a result, the Company experienced some deposit cost relief.  Specifically, our total deposit cost averaged 0.52% in the first quarter of 2021 compared to 1.01% in the first quarter of 2020, representing a meaningful decrease of 49 basis points.

  

The Company recorded a $400,000 provision expense for loan losses in the first quarter of 2021 as compared to a $175,000 provision expense recorded in the first quarter of 2020.  Although higher than the first quarter of 2020 by $225,000, an improved credit quality outlook for the overall portfolio resulted in a lower loan loss provision in the first quarter of 2021 after three consecutive quarters of a provision increase.  The Company, however, continues to believe that a strong allowance for loan losses is needed given the overall economic climate and the uncertainty that remains because of the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on certain borrowers.  The first quarter 2021 provision primarily reflects an increased allocation on two commercial loan relationships transferred into non-accrual status during the quarter and the rating downgrade of a loan in the health care industry. As a result, non-performing assets, while still well controlled, totaled $4.2 million, or 0.43% of total loans, on March 31, 2021 compared to $3.3 million, or 0.34% of total loans, at December 31, 2020.  The Company experienced low net loan charge-offs of $114,000, or 0.05% of total loans, in first quarter of 2021 which was comparable to net loan charge-offs of $120,000, or 0.06% of total loans, for the first quarter of 2020.  As a result of the provision expense sharply exceeding net loan charge-offs over the last 12 months, the balance in the allowance for loan losses increased by $2.3 million, or 24.6%, to $11.6 million at March 31, 2021. Management continues to carefully monitor asset quality with a particular focus on loan customers that have requested a second payment deferral.  The Asset Quality Task Force is meeting at least monthly to review these particular relationships, receiving input from the business lenders regarding their ongoing discussions with the borrowers.  In summary, the allowance for loan losses provided 274% coverage of non-performing assets, and 1.18% of total loans, on March 31, 2021, compared to 341% coverage of non-performing assets, and 1.16% of total loans, on December 31, 2020.  Note that the reserve coverage of total loans, excluding PPP loans, is 1.27%(1) on March 31, 2021.  The Small Business Administration guarantees 100% of the PPP loans made to eligible borrowers which minimizes the level of credit risk associated with these loans.  


Total non-interest income in the first quarter of 2021 increased by $782,000, or 20.4%, from the prior year's first quarter.  Wealth management fees increased by $318,000, or 12.5%, in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same time period in 2020.  The entire wealth management division has been resilient since the pandemic began and is performing well managing client accounts and adding new business despite the major market value decline that occurred in late March 2020.  The market value of wealth management assets is now in excess of $2.5 billion and has fully recovered and improved from the pre-pandemic valuation, exceeding the March 31, 2020 market value by 27%.  Income from residential mortgage loan sales into the secondary market increased by $258,000, or 108.9%, due to a sharply higher level of residential mortgage loan production in the first quarter of 2021.  Revenue from bank owned life insurance increased by $207,000 due to the receipt of a $159,000 death claim and a financial floor taking hold which caused increased earnings and a higher rate of return on certain policies.  Partially offsetting these favorable items was service charges on deposit accounts decreasing by $85,000, or 29.7%, as a result of fewer overdraft fees due to customers maintaining higher deposit balances.        

     

The Company's total non-interest expense in the first quarter of 2021 increased by $672,000, or 6.3%, when compared to the first quarter of 2020.  The increase was due to higher salaries & benefits expense of $237,000, or 3.5%, increased professional fees by $160,000, or 13.9%, higher other expenses by $142,000, or 8.4%, and increased FDIC insurance expense by $129,000.  Within salaries & employee benefits, factors causing the increase included greater incentive compensation by $217,000 primarily due to commissions earned as a result of the strong residential mortgage loan production and incentives earned from the good performance in the wealth management division.  Also contributing to the higher salaries & employee benefits expense was increased health care costs by $97,000, or 11.1%.  Partially offsetting these increases within total salaries & employee benefits were lower salaries expense by $139,000, or 3.1%, due to the level of full time equivalent employees (FTEs) being lower by five. The higher level of professional fees results from an increased level of outside professional services related costs, increased fees due to the significantly higher level of residential mortgage loan production and PPP activity and higher legal fees.  The increase to FDIC deposit insurance expense is due to an increase in the asset assessment base along with the benefit of the Small Bank Assessment Credit being fully utilized in the first quarter of 2020.  Finally, the higher level of other expenses is due to an increased expense related to the unfunded commitment reserve along with $110,000 of costs incurred related to the upcoming branch acquisition from Riverview Bank.  Slightly offsetting these increased items and favorably impacting other expenses was a lower level of meals & travel costs that is related to travel restrictions from the pandemic.  Finally, the Company recorded an income tax expense of $520,000, or an effective tax rate of 20.0%, in the first quarter of 2021.  This compares to an income tax expense of $366,000, or an effective tax rate of 20.6%, for the first quarter of 2020.  


The Company had total assets of $1.3 billion, shareholders' equity of $105.3 million, a book value of $6.17 per common share and a tangible book value(1) of $5.47 per common share on March 31, 2021.  The Company continued to maintain strong capital ratios that exceed the regulatory defined well capitalized status.


QUARTERLY COMMON STOCK CASH DIVIDEND


The Company’s Board of Directors declared a $0.025 per share quarterly common stock cash dividend.  The cash dividend is payable May 17, 2021 to shareholders of record on May 3, 2021.  This cash dividend represents a 2.5% annualized yield using the April 13, 2021 closing stock price of $4.01.  For the first quarter of 2021, the Company’s dividend payout ratio amounted to 20.8%.


Forward-Looking Statements


This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and is subject to the safe harbors created therein. Such statements are not historical facts and include expressions about management's confidence and strategies and management's current views and expectations about new and existing programs and products, relationships, opportunities, technology, market conditions, dividend program, proposed branch acquisition, including the timing, anticipated benefits, and financial impact thereof, and future payment obligations. These statements may be identified by such forward-looking terminology as "continuing," "expect," "look," "believe," "anticipate," "may," "will," "should," "projects," "strategy," or similar statements. Actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking statements, and no reliance should be placed on any forward-looking statement. Factors that may cause results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, unanticipated changes in the financial markets and the direction of interest rates; volatility in earnings due to certain financial assets and liabilities held at fair value; competition levels; loan and investment prepayments differing from our assumptions; insufficient allowance for credit losses; a higher level of loan charge-offs and delinquencies than anticipated; material adverse changes in our operations or earnings; a decline in the economy in our market areas; changes in relationships with major customers; changes in effective income tax rates; higher or lower cash flow levels than anticipated; inability to hire or retain qualified employees; a decline in the levels of deposits or loss of alternate funding sources; a decrease in loan origination volume or an inability to close loans currently in the pipeline; changes in laws and regulations; adoption, interpretation and implementation of accounting pronouncements; operational risks, including the risk of fraud by employees, customers or outsiders; unanticipated effects of our banking platform; risks and uncertainties relating to the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, and actions that may be taken by governmental authorities to contain the pandemic or to treat its impact; expected timing and benefits of the proposed branch acquisition; estimates of deposits and other assets to be acquired; and the inability to successfully implement or expand new lines of business or new products and services.  These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause AmeriServ's results to differ materially from management's current expectations. Such risks and uncertainties are detailed in AmeriServ's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020. Forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of AmeriServ's management and on currently available information. The statements in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, even if subsequently made available by AmeriServ on its website or otherwise. AmeriServ undertakes no responsibility to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement.


(1)

Non-GAAP Financial Information.  See “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” at end of release.







AMERISERV FINANCIAL, INC.

NASDAQ: ASRV

SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE DATA

March 31, 2021

(Dollars in thousands, except per share and ratio data)

(Unaudited)


2021

 

1QTR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE DATA FOR THE PERIOD:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

  $2,081

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE PERCENTAGES (annualized):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return on average assets

 0.65%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return on average equity

     8.04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return on average tangible common equity (B)

     9.08

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net interest margin

     3.23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net charge-offs as a percentage of average loans

   0.05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loan loss provision as a percentage of

    average loans


    0.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Efficiency ratio (D)

  79.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

   $0.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average number of common shares outstanding

17,064

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted

    0.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average number of common shares outstanding

17,101

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash dividends paid per share

$0.025

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



2020

 

1QTR

2QTR

3QTR

4QTR

FULL YEAR

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE DATA FOR THE PERIOD:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

  $1,409

  $1,419

  $1,078

  $692

  $4,598

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE PERCENTAGES (annualized):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return on average assets

 0.48%

 0.46%

 0.34%

 0.21%

 0.37%

 

 

 

Return on average equity

     5.69

     5.63

     4.17

     2.66

     4.52

 

 

 

Return on average tangible common equity (B)

     6.46

     6.38

     4.72

     3.01

     5.12

 

 

 

Net interest margin

     3.21

     3.30

     2.97

     3.12

     3.19

 

 

 

Net charge-offs as a percentage of average loans

    0.06

    0.04

   0.04

    0.01

    0.03

 

 

 

Loan loss provision as a percentage of

    average loans


    0.08


    0.20


       0.29


    0.44


    0.26

 

 

 

Efficiency ratio (D)

  84.46

  83.09

  84.79

  85.28

  84.41

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

   $0.08

   $0.08

   $0.06

   $0.04

   $0.27

 

 

 

Average number of common shares outstanding

17,043

17,052

17,059

17,059

17,053

 

 

 

Diluted

    0.08

    0.08

    0.06

    0.04

    0.27

 

 

 

Average number of common shares outstanding

17,099

17,056

17,062

17,065

17,063

 

 

 

Cash dividends paid per share

$0.025

$0.025

$0.025

$0.025

$0.100

 

 

 










AMERISERV FINANCIAL, INC.

NASDAQ: ASRV

--CONTINUED--

(Dollars in thousands, except per share, statistical, and ratio data)

(Unaudited)


2021

 

1QTR

 

 

 

 

 

 

FINANCIAL CONDITION DATA AT PERIOD END:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assets

$1,311,412

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short-term investments/overnight funds

18,025

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investment securities

204,193

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total loans and loans held for sale, net of unearned income


986,557

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans

67,253

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allowance for loan losses

11,631

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill

11,944

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deposits

1,117,091

 

 

 

 

 

 

Short-term and FHLB borrowings

55,149

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subordinated debt, net

7,540

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders’ equity

105,331

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-performing assets

4,245

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tangible common equity ratio (B)

7.19%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total capital (to risk weighted assets) ratio

13.03

 

 

 

 

 

 

PER COMMON SHARE:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book value

$6.17

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tangible book value (B)

5.47

 

 

 

 

 

 

Market value (C)

4.06

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wealth management assets – fair market value (A)


$2,517,810

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATISTICAL DATA AT PERIOD END:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full-time equivalent employees

301

 

 

 

 

 

 

Branch locations

16

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common shares outstanding

17,069,000

 

 

 

 

 

 









2020

 

1QTR

2QTR

3QTR

4QTR

FINANCIAL CONDITION DATA AT PERIOD END:

 

 

 

 

Assets

$1,168,355

$1,242,074

$1,258,131

$1,279,713

Short-term investments/overnight funds

6,431

30,219

23,222

11,077

Investment securities

184,784

184,908

184,352

188,387

Total loans and loans held for sale, net of unearned income


877,399


928,350


949,367


978,345

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans

0

66,956

68,460

58,344

Allowance for loan losses

9,334

9,699

10,284

11,345

Goodwill

11,944

11,944

11,944

11,944

Deposits

957,593

1,033,033

1,042,235

1,054,920

Short-term and FHLB borrowings

74,572

69,894

80,230

89,691

Subordinated debt, net

7,517

7,522

7,528

7,534

Shareholders’ equity

100,840

102,604

103,369

104,399

Non-performing assets

2,244

3,122

2,603

3,331

Tangible common equity ratio (B)

7.69%

7.37%

7.34%

7.29%

Total capital (to risk weighted assets) ratio

13.41

13.18

13.02

12.93

PER COMMON SHARE:

 

 

 

 

Book value

$5.92

$6.01

$6.06

$6.12

Tangible book value (B)

5.22

5.31

5.36

5.42

Market value (C)

2.62

3.08

2.81

3.13

Wealth management assets – fair market value (A)


$1,983,952


$2,193,504


$2,289,948


$2,481,144

 

 

 

 

 

STATISTICAL DATA AT PERIOD END:

 

 

 

 

Full-time equivalent employees

306

305

306

299

Branch locations

16

16

16

16

Common shares outstanding

17,043,644

17,058,644

17,058,644

17,060,144


NOTES:

(A)

Not recognized on the consolidated balance sheets.

(B)

Non-GAAP Financial Information.  See “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” at end of release.

(C)

Based on closing price reported by the principal market on which the security is traded last business day of the corresponding reporting period.

(D)

Ratio calculated by dividing total non-interest expense by tax equivalent net interest income plus total non-interest income.








AMERISERV FINANCIAL, INC.

NASDAQ: ASRV

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME

(Dollars in thousands)

(Unaudited)


2021

 

1QTR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTEREST INCOME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest and fees on loans

$10,327

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest on investments

1,442

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Interest Income

11,769

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTEREST EXPENSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deposits

1,402

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All borrowings

675

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Interest Expense

2,077

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET INTEREST INCOME

9,692

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Provision for loan losses

400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET INTEREST INCOME AFTER

   PROVISION FOR LOAN LOSSES


9,292

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON-INTEREST INCOME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wealth management fees

2,872

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service charges on deposit accounts

201

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net realized gains on loans held for sale

495

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mortgage related fees

130

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bank owned life insurance

332

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income

584

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Non-Interest Income

4,614

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON-INTEREST EXPENSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salaries and employee benefits

6,941

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net occupancy expense

680

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equipment expense

390

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional fees

1,314

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FDIC deposit insurance expense

155

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other expenses

1,825

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Non-Interest Expense

11,305

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRETAX INCOME

2,601

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax expense

520

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET INCOME

$2,081

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 










2020

 

 

1QTR

2QTR

3QTR

4QTR

FULL YEAR

 

 

 

INTEREST INCOME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest and fees on loans

 

$10,332

$10,448

$9,724

$10,124

$40,628

 

 

 

Interest on investments

 

1,612

1,613

1,513

1,516

6,254

 

 

 

Total Interest Income

 

11,944

12,061

11,237

11,640

46,882

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTEREST EXPENSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deposits

 

2,458

1,869

1,727

1,580

7,634

 

 

 

All borrowings

 

735

719

719

708

2,881

 

 

 

Total Interest Expense

 

3,193

2,588

2,446

2,288

10,515

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET INTEREST INCOME

 

8,751

9,473

8,791

9,352

36,367

 

 

 

Provision for loan losses

 

175

450

675

1,075

2,375

 

 

 

NET INTEREST INCOME AFTER

   PROVISION FOR LOAN LOSSES

 


8,576


9,023


8,116


8,277


33,992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON-INTEREST INCOME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wealth management fees

 

2,554

2,471

2,604

2,583

10,212

 

 

 

Service charges on deposit accounts

 

286

176

206

235

903

 

 

 

Net realized gains on loans held for sale

 

237

335

507

444

1,523

 

 

 

Mortgage related fees

 

126

145

161

127

559

 

 

 

Bank owned life insurance

 

125

152

161

344

782

 

 

 

Other income

 

504

488

665

639

2,296

 

 

 

Total Non-Interest Income

 

3,832

3,767

4,304

4,372

16,275

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON-INTEREST EXPENSE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Salaries and employee benefits

 

6,704

6,619

6,838

7,229

27,390

 

 

 

Net occupancy expense

 

671

606

608

625

2,510

 

 

 

Equipment expense

 

395

389

374

401

1,559

 

 

 

Professional fees

 

1,154

1,331

1,373

1,361

5,219

 

 

 

FDIC deposit insurance expense

 

26

130

140

185

481

 

 

 

Other expenses

 

1,683

1,931

1,774

1,908

7,296

 

 

 

Total Non-Interest Expense

 

10,633

11,006

11,107

11,709

44,455

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRETAX INCOME

 

1,775

1,784

1,313

940

5,812

 

 

 

Income tax expense

 

366

365

235

248

1,214

 

 

 

NET INCOME

 

$1,409

$1,419

$1,078

$692

$4,598

 

 

 










AMERISERV FINANCIAL, INC.

NASDAQ: ASRV

AVERAGE BALANCE SHEET DATA

(Dollars in thousands)

(Unaudited)


2021

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

1QTR

 

1QTR

 

Interest earning assets:

 

 

 

 

Loans and loans held for sale, net of unearned income

$981,877

 

$877,097

 

Short-term investments and bank deposits

30,852

 

18,527

 

Total investment securities

190,446

 

188,880

 

Total interest earning assets

1,203,175

 

1,084,504

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-interest earning assets:

 

 

 

 

Cash and due from banks

18,071

 

19,087

 

Premises and equipment

17,983

 

18,593

 

Other assets

70,260

 

65,146

 

Allowance for loan losses

(11,582)

 

(9,317)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

$1,297,907

 

$1,178,013

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest bearing liabilities:

 

 

 

 

Interest bearing deposits:

 

 

 

 

Interest bearing demand

$195,972

 

$167,066

 

Savings

115,632

 

97,166

 

Money market

246,895

 

229,838

 

Other time

349,605

 

341,948

 

Total interest bearing deposits

908,104

 

836,018

 

Borrowings:

 

 

 

 

Federal funds purchased and other short-term borrowings

1,180

 

2,908

 

Advances from Federal Home Loan Bank

58,949

 

55,292

 

Guaranteed junior subordinated deferrable interest debentures

13,085

 

13,085

 

Subordinated debt

7,650

 

7,650

 

Lease liabilities

3,841

 

3,993

 

Total interest bearing liabilities

992,809

 

918,946

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-interest bearing liabilities:

 

 

 

 

  Demand deposits

195,305

 

146,840

 

  Other liabilities

4,862

 

12,615

 

Shareholders’ equity

104,931

 

99,612

 


Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity


$1,297,907

 


$1,178,013

 








AMERISERV FINANCIAL, INC.

NASDAQ: ASRV

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

RETURN ON AVERAGE TANGIBLE COMMON EQUITY, TANGIBLE COMMON EQUITY RATIO, TANGIBLE BOOK VALUE PER SHARE, AND LOAN LOSS RESERVE COVERAGE TO TOTAL LOANS EXCLUDING PPP LOANS

(Dollars in thousands, except per share and ratio data)

(Unaudited)


The press release contains certain financial information determined by methods other than in accordance with generally accepted accounting policies in the United States (GAAP).  These non-GAAP financial measures are “return on average tangible common equity”, “tangible common equity ratio”, “tangible book value per share”, and “loan loss reserve coverage to total loans excluding PPP loans.”  This non-GAAP disclosure has limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the Company's results as reported under GAAP, nor is it necessarily comparable to non-GAAP performance measures that may be presented by other companies.  These non-GAAP measures are used by management in their analysis of the Company’s performance or, management believes, facilitate an understanding of the Company’s performance.



2021

 


1QTR

 

 

 

 

 

 

RETURN ON AVERAGE TANGIBLE COMMON EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

$2,081

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average shareholders’ equity

104,931

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less:  Goodwill

11,944

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average tangible common equity

92,987

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return on average tangible common equity (annualized)


9.08%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1QTR

 

 

 

 

 

TANGIBLE COMMON EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total shareholders’ equity

$105,331

 

 

 

 

 

Less:  Goodwill

11,944

 

 

 

 

 

Tangible common equity

93,387

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TANGIBLE ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

1,311,412

 

 

 

 

 

Less:  Goodwill

11,944

 

 

 

 

 

Tangible assets

1,299,468

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tangible common equity ratio

7.19%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total shares outstanding

17,069,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tangible book value per share

$5.47

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 










2020

 


1QTR


2QTR


3QTR


4QTR

FULL YEAR

 

 

RETURN ON AVERAGE TANGIBLE COMMON EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income

$1,409

$1,419

$1,078

$692

$4,598

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average shareholders’ equity

99,612

101,336

102,813

103,447

101,802

 

 

Less:  Goodwill

11,944

11,944

11,944

11,944

11,944

 

 

Average tangible common equity

87,668

89,392

90,869

91,503

89,858

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return on average tangible common equity (annualized)


6.46%


6.38%


4.72%


3.01%


5.12%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1QTR

2QTR

3QTR

4QTR

 

 

TANGIBLE COMMON EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total shareholders’ equity

$100,840

$102,604

$103,369

$104,399

 

 

Less:  Goodwill

11,944

11,944

11,944

11,944

 

 

Tangible common equity

88,896

90,660

91,425

92,455

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TANGIBLE ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

1,168,355

1,242,074

1,258,131

1,279,713

 

 

Less:  Goodwill

11,944

11,944

11,944

11,944

 

 

Tangible assets

1,156,411

1,230,130

1,246,187

1,267,769

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tangible common equity ratio

7.69%

7.37%

7.34%

7.29%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total shares outstanding

17,043,644

17,058,644

17,058,644

17,060,144

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tangible book value per share

$5.22

$5.31

$5.36

$5.42

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








AMERISERV FINANCIAL, INC.

NASDAQ: ASRV

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

RETURN ON AVERAGE TANGIBLE COMMON EQUITY, TANGIBLE COMMON EQUITY RATIO, TANGIBLE BOOK VALUE PER SHARE, AND LOAN LOSS RESERVE COVERAGE TO TOTAL LOANS EXCLUDING PPP LOANS

--CONTINUED--

(Dollars in thousands, except per share and ratio data)

(Unaudited)


The press release contains certain financial information determined by methods other than in accordance with generally accepted accounting policies in the United States (GAAP).  These non-GAAP financial measures are “return on average tangible common equity”, “tangible common equity ratio”, “tangible book value per share”, and “loan loss reserve coverage to total loans excluding PPP loans.”  This non-GAAP disclosure has limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the Company's results as reported under GAAP, nor is it necessarily comparable to non-GAAP performance measures that may be presented by other companies.  These non-GAAP measures are used by management in their analysis of the Company’s performance or, management believes, facilitate an understanding of the Company’s performance.




March 31, 2021

 

ALLOWANCE RESERVE COVERAGE

 

 

Allowance for loan losses

$11,631

 

 

 

 

Total loans and loans held for sale, net of unearned income


986,557

 

 

 

 

Reserve coverage

1.18%

 

 

 

 

Reserve coverage to total loans, excluding PPP loans:

 

 

Allowance for loan losses

$11,631

 

 

 

 

Total loans and loans held for sale, net of unearned income


986,557

 

PPP loans

(67,253)

 

 

919,304

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP reserve coverage

1.27%