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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): October 21, 2020

 

   First Community Corporation   

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

   South Carolina    

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)

         
  000-28344   57-1010751  
  (Commission File Number)   (IRS Employer Identification No.)  
         
  5455 Sunset Blvd, Lexington, South Carolina   29072  
  (Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)  

 

   (803) 951-2265   

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

   Not Applicable   

(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 (see General Instruction A.2. below):

 

o Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

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o Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

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

 

Title of each class Trading Symbol(s) Name of exchange on which registered
Common stock, par value $1.00 per share FCCO The Nasdaq Capital Market

 

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 o

 

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. o 

 
 

Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

 

On October 21, 2020, First Community Corporation (the “Company”), holding company for First Community Bank, issued a press release announcing its financial results for the period ended September 30, 2020. The Company announced that the Board of Directors has approved a cash dividend for the third quarter of 2020. The Company will pay a $0.12 per share dividend to holders of the Company’s common stock. This dividend is payable on November 16, 2020 to shareholders of record as of November 2, 2020.

 

A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.

 

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

Certain statements in this report may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, such as statements relating to future plans, goals, projections and expectations, and are thus prospective. Forward looking statements can be identified by words such as “anticipated,” “expects,” “intends,” “believes,” “may,” “likely,” “will” or other statements that indicate future periods. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors, include, among others, the following: (1) competitive pressures among depository and other financial institutions may increase significantly and have an effect on pricing, spending, third-party relationships and revenues; (2) the strength of the United States economy in general and the strength of the local economies in which we conduct operations may be different than expected, including, but not limited to, due to the negative impacts and disruptions resulting from the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, on the economies and communities we serve, which may continue to have an adverse impact on our business, operations and performance, and could continue to have a negative impact on our credit portfolio, share price, borrowers, and on the economy as a whole, both domestically and globally; (3) the rate of delinquencies and amounts of charge-offs, the level of allowance for loan loss, the rates of loan growth, or adverse changes in asset quality in our loan portfolio, which may result in increased credit risk-related losses and expenses; (4) changes in legislation, regulation, policies, or administrative practices, whether by judicial, governmental, or legislative action, including, but not limited to, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or the “CARES Act”; (5) adverse conditions in the stock market, the public debt markets and other capital markets (including changes in interest rate conditions) could have a negative impact on the company; (6) technology and cybersecurity risks, including potential business disruptions, reputational risks, and financial losses, associated with potential attacks on or failures by our computer systems and computer systems of our vendors and other third parties; and (7) risks, uncertainties and other factors disclosed in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC, or in any of our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q or Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the SEC since the end of the fiscal year covered by our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K, which are available at the SEC’s Internet site (http://www.sec.gov).

 

Although we believe that the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements are reasonable, any of the assumptions could prove to be inaccurate. We can give no assurance that the results contemplated in the forward-looking statements will be realized. The inclusion of this forward-looking information should not be construed as a representation by our company or any person that the future events, plans, or expectations contemplated by our company will be achieved. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.

   

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

(d) Exhibits

 

Item Exhibits
   
99.1 Earnings Press Release for the period ended September 30, 2020.

 

 
 

SIGNATURES

 

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

 

  FIRST COMMUNITY CORPORATION
       
  By: /s/ D. Shawn Jordan  
  Name: 

D. Shawn Jordan

 
  Title: Chief Financial Officer  

 

Dated: October 21, 2020

 

(LOGO)

  News Release
  For Release October 21, 2020
  9:00 A.M.
   
  Contact: (803) 951- 2265
  D. Shawn Jordan, EVP & Chief Financial Officer or
  Robin D. Brown, EVP & Chief Marketing Officer

 

First Community Corporation Announces Third Quarter Results and Cash Dividend

 

Highlights for Third Quarter of 2020

·Net income of $2.652 million.
·Pre-tax pre-provision earnings of $4.312 million, up 17.3% year-over year and 7.8% linked quarter.
·Diluted EPS of $0.35 per common share for the quarter and $0.89 year-to-date through September 30, 2020
·Total loans increased during the third quarter by $27.1 million, an annualized growth rate of 13.2%. Excluding Paycheck Protection Program or PPP loans, loan growth was $25.2 million, a 13.0% annualized growth rate.
·Pure deposit growth, including customer cash management, during the third quarter of $54.9 million, an annualized growth rate of 21.3%.
·Excellent quarter for mortgage line of business with revenue of $1.4 million, a 12.2% increase year-over-year.
·Net interest margin on a tax equivalent basis of 3.28%, including PPP loans and 3.29% excluding PPP loans.
·Strong credit quality metrics with non-performing assets (NPAs) of 0.22%, past due ratio of 0.08% and net loan recovery excluding overdrafts of $118 thousand, with a year-to-date net recovery of $121 thousand.
·Cash dividend of $0.12 per common share, which is the 75th consecutive quarter of cash dividends paid to common shareholders.

 

Lexington, SC – October 21, 2020 Today, First Community Corporation (Nasdaq: FCCO), the holding company for First Community Bank, reported net income for the third quarter of 2020 of $2.652 million as compared to $2.898 million in the third quarter of 2019. Diluted earnings per common share were $0.35 for the third quarter of 2020 as compared to $0.39 for the third quarter of 2019. On a linked quarter basis, net income increased 19.6% from $2.217 million in the second quarter of 2020 and diluted earnings per common share increased 16.7% from $0.30. Pre-tax pre-provision earnings or PTPPE in the third quarter of 2020 were $4.312 million compared to third quarter of 2019 PTPPE of $3.676 million and second quarter 2020 PTPPE of $3.999 million, an increase of 17.3% and 7.8% respectively. It should be noted that during the quarter, the company benefited from non-recurring Bank Owned Life Insurance (BOLI) income in the amount of $311 thousand and a gain on sale of securities in the amount of $99 thousand.

 
 

Year-to-date through September 30, 2020 net income was $6.663 million compared to $8.274 million during the first nine months of 2019. Diluted earnings per share for the first nine months of 2020 were $0.89, compared to $1.08 during the same time period in 2019. Year-to-date through September 30, 2020 PTPPE were $11.618 million compared to $10.544 million during the first nine months of 2019, an increase of 10.2%. Mike Crapps, First Community President and CEO, commented, “We are pleased with our continued growth in core pre-tax pre-provision earnings even during these unprecedented times. While our credit metrics remain strong, again this quarter the provision expense for loan losses was elevated in anticipation of potential future impact from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

 

Cash Dividend and Capital

 

The Board of Directors approved a cash dividend for the third quarter of 2020. The company will pay a $0.12 per share dividend to holders of the company’s common stock. This dividend is payable November 16, 2020 to shareholders of record as of November 2, 2020. Mr. Crapps commented, “Our entire board is pleased that our performance enables the company to continue its cash dividend for the 75th consecutive quarter.”

 

During the third quarter, no share repurchases have been made under the company’s existing share repurchase plan approved during the third quarter of 2019. The existing repurchase plan provides the company with some flexibility in managing capital going forward.

 

In 2018, the Federal Reserve increased the asset size to qualify as a small bank holding company. As a result of this change, the company is generally not subject to the Federal Reserve capital requirements unless advised otherwise. The bank remains subject to capital requirements including a minimum leverage ratio and a minimum ratio of “qualifying capital” to risk weighted assets. These requirements are essentially the same as those that applied to the company prior to the change in the definition of a small bank holding company. Each of the regulatory capital ratios for the bank exceed the well capitalized minimum levels currently required by regulatory statute. At September 30, 2020, the bank’s regulatory capital ratios (Leverage, Tier I Risk Based and Total Risk Based) were 8.95%, 12.97%, and 14.08%, respectively. This compares to the same ratios as of September 30, 2019 of 10.12%, 13.39%, and 14.18%, respectively. As of September 30, 2020, the bank’s Common Equity Tier I ratio was 12.97% compared to 13.39% at September 30, 2019.

 

Asset Quality / Allowance for Loan and Lease Losses

 

Asset quality metrics remained strong as of September 30, 2020. The non-performing assets ratio for the third quarter was 0.22% of total assets and a total past due ratio of 0.08%. Net loan recoveries excluding overdrafts for the quarter were $118 thousand and the year-to-date through September 30, 2020 net recovery is $121 thousand. The ratio of classified loans plus OREO now stands at 5.00% of total bank regulatory risk-based capital as of September 30, 2020.

 

Mr. Crapps indicated, “As a way to serve our many local businesses and individuals during the past few challenging months, we proactively offered payment deferrals for up to 90 days to our loan customers.” The company reported that at its peak, there were payment deferments on loans totaling approximately $206.9 million (26.9% of the non-PPP loan portfolio). Loans in which payments have been deferred decreased to $27.3 million (3.4% of the non-PPP loan portfolio) at September 30, 2020 and $21.8 million (2.7% of the non-PPP loan portfolio) at October 15, 2020. This is primarily the result of payments being restarted at the conclusion of their payment deferral period. It is also noteworthy that the percentage of loans, in certain identified industries deemed to be “high risk” due to the pandemic, is largely unchanged from prior disclosures.

 

Even with strong credit quality metrics, due to the uncertainty of future credit losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on local businesses, the bank recorded $1.062 million in provision expense in the third quarter compared to $25 thousand in the third quarter of 2019. Year-to-date through September 30, 2020, the bank has recorded $3.387 million in provision expense compared to $139 thousand during the first nine months of 2019. During the first nine months of 2020, the ratio of the Allowance for Loan Loss to total loans has increased from 0.90% as of December 31, 2019 to 1.20% as of September 30, 2020. Mr. Crapps commented, “Our credit metrics continue to indicate the current strong quality of our loan portfolio. This combined with the significant reduction in loans with payments deferred is good news for our company. At the same time, there is much unknown about the economic impact of the pandemic; therefore, we continue to prepare our balance sheet and our resources for an uncertain future.”

 
 

Balance Sheet

 

Total loans increased during the third quarter by $27.1 million, which is an annualized growth rate of 13.2%. Total loans, excluding PPP loans, increased during the third quarter by $25.2 million which is an annualized growth rate of 13.0%. Non-PPP loan growth during the quarter was the result of increased production on a linked quarter. Commercial loan production was $46.1 million during the third quarter compared to $39.3 million in the second quarter of 2020.

 

As of September 30, 2020, the bank had $59.8 million in PPP loans and related credit facilities on the balance sheet. Crapps noted, “As a community bank committed to the success of local businesses, we were pleased to be able to support our customers with access to the PPP funding. We are now in the initial stages of working with our customers through the SBA forgiveness process. We anticipate this process to accelerate later in the fourth quarter and into the first half of 2021.”

 

Total deposits were $1.174 billion at September 30, 2020 compared to $1.119 billion at June 30, 2020. Pure deposits, which are defined as total deposits less certificates of deposits, increased $53.2 million or 5.4% to $1.037 billion at September 30, 2020 from $983.8 million at June 30, 2020. The bank had no brokered deposits and no listing services deposits at September 30, 2020. Securities sold under agreements to repurchase, which are related to customer cash management accounts or business sweep accounts, increased 3.1% to $47.1 million at September 2020 compared to 45.7 million at June 30, 2020. Costs of deposits decreased on a linked quarter basis to 0.23% in the third quarter of 2020 from 0.28% in the second quarter of the year. Cost of funds also decreased on a linked quarter basis to 0.27% in the third quarter of 2020 from 0.33% in the second quarter of the year. Mr. Crapps commented, “A strength of our bank has been and continues to be our low cost deposit base. During 2020, we have continued to grow pure deposits while at the same time working to reduce our cost of deposits.”

 

Revenue

 

Net Interest Income/Net Interest Margin

 

Net interest income increased $433 thousand or 4.4% to $10.176 million for the third quarter of 2020 compared to second quarter net interest income of $9.743 million. Year-over-year, net interest income increased $823 thousand or 8.8% from $9.353 million in the third quarter of 2019. Third quarter net interest margin, on a tax equivalent basis, was 3.28% compared to net interest margin of 3.38% in the second quarter. Third quarter net interest margin, excluding PPP loans, on a tax equivalent basis, was 3.29%. The net interest margin has declined as a result of excess liquidity on the bank’s balance sheet and continued downward pressure on earning asset yields, which are partially offset by lower deposit costs.

 

Non-Interest Income

 

Total non-interest income increased 13.7% on a linked quarter basis, from $3.387 million in the second quarter of 2020 to $3.850 million in the third quarter. With adjustments for non-recurring items including BOLI income of $311 thousand and gain-on-sale of securities of $99 thousand during the third quarter, non-interest income increased 1.6% on a linked quarter basis to $3.440 million in the third quarter of 2020 up from $3.387 million in the second quarter of this year. Year-over-year, non-interest income, adjusted for securities gains and losses and other non-recurring income, increased 10.5% from $3.113 million in the third quarter of 2019. Revenues in the mortgage line of business increased 12.2% year-over-year to $1.403 million compared to $1.251 million in the third quarter of 2019. Mortgage loan production increased 49.9% year-over-year from $37.9 million in the third quarter of 2019 to $56.8 million in the third quarter of 2020. The gain-on-sale margin continued to be negatively impacted by disruptions in the mortgage market causing certain loans to not be sold. As capacity rebuilds, this issue will be mitigated.

 
 

Revenue in the investment advisory line of business was flat on a linked quarter basis at $672 thousand in the third quarter of 2020 and $671 thousand in the second quarter and increased 32.0% year-over-year from $509 thousand in the third quarter of 2019. It is noteworthy that the assets under management (AUM), which was $369.7 million at December 31, 2019, has increased by 17.9% to $436.0 million at September 30, 2020. Mr. Crapps commented, “Our strategy of multiple revenue streams continues to serve us well as we focus our efforts to accelerate growth in these lines of business. We are pleased with the activity and momentum in each of our business units.”

 

Non-Interest Expense

 

Non-interest expense was $9.714 million in the third quarter of 2020, compared to $9.131 million in the second quarter of 2020. Salaries and benefits expense increased $247 thousand on a linked quarter basis. The second quarter benefited from deferred loan costs associated with PPP loans that served to offset some salary and benefit costs during that quarter. Additionally, compensation costs related to the mortgage line of business increased in the third quarter. Marketing and public relations expense increased $95 thousand due to planned increases in advertising during the quarter. Occupancy expense increased $57 thousand due to enhanced cleaning of bank facilities related to COVID-19, more typical utility expense which had been lower than normal in the second quarter, and the restart during the third quarter of maintenance and small repairs that had been paused or otherwise had timing affected during the second quarter due to the pandemic. FDIC insurance expense increased $49 thousand due to a higher assessment base and a higher assessment rate related to a decrease in the bank’s leverage ratio due to an increase in assets. OREO expenses increased $39 thousand in the third quarter due to the write down of several OREO properties during the quarter.

 

About First Community Corporation

 

First Community Corporation stock trades on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol “FCCO” and is the holding company for First Community Bank, a local community bank based in the Midlands of South Carolina. First Community Bank is a full-service commercial bank offering deposit and loan products and series, residential mortgage lending and financial planning/investment advisory services for businesses and consumers. First Community serves customers in the Midlands, Aiken, and Greenville, South Carolina markets as well as Augusta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.firstcommunitysc.com.

 
 

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This news release and certain statements by our management may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, such as statements relating to future plans, goals, projections and expectations, and are thus prospective. Forward looking statements can be identified by words such as “anticipated’, “expects”, “intends”, “believes”, “may”, “likely”, “will” or other statements that indicate future periods. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties, and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors, include, among others, the following: (1) competitive pressures among depository and other financial institutions may increase significantly and have an effect on pricing, spending, third-party relationships and revenues; (2) the strength of the United States economy in general and the strength of the local economies in which we conduct operations may be different than expected including, but not limited to, due to the negative impacts and disruptions resulting from the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, on the economies and communities we serve, which may have an adverse impact on our business, operations, and performance, and could have a negative impact on our credit portfolio, share price, borrowers, and on the economy as a whole both domestically and globally; (3) the rate of delinquencies and amounts of charge-offs, the level of allowance for loan loss, the rates of loan growth, or adverse changes in asset quality in our loan portfolio, which may result in increased credit risk-related losses and expenses; (4) changes in legislation, regulation, policies or administrative practices, whether by judicial, governmental, or legislative action, including, but not limited to, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, or the “CARES Act”; (5) adverse conditions in the stock market, the public debt markets and other capital markets (including changes in interest rate conditions) could have a negative impact on the company; (6) technology and cybersecurity risks, including potential business disruptions, reputational risks, and financial losses, associated with potential attacks on or failures by our computer systems and computer systems of our vendors and other third parties; and (7) risks, uncertainties and other factors disclosed in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC, or in any of our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q or Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the SEC since the end of the fiscal year covered by our most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K, which are available at the SEC’s Internet site (http://www.sec.gov).

 

Although we believe that the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements are reasonable, any of the assumptions could prove to be inaccurate. We can give no assurance that the results contemplated in the forward-looking statements will be realized. The inclusion of this forward-looking information should not be construed as a representation by our company or any person that the future events, plans, or expectations contemplated by our company will be achieved. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, except as required by law.

 

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FIRST COMMUNITY CORPORATION            
BALANCE SHEET DATA            
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)            
             
   As of 
   September 30,   December 31,   September 30, 
   2020   2019   2019 
             
  Total Assets  $1,381,804   $1,170,279   $1,129,990 
  Other Short-term Investments1   106,231    32,741    13,156 
  Investment Securities   295,525    288,792    267,060 
  Loans Held for Sale   37,587    11,155    10,775 
  Loans              
     Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans   49,799         
     Non-PPP Loans   794,661    737,028    735,074 
  Total Loans   844,460    737,028    735,074 
  Allowance for Loan Losses   10,113    6,627    6,560 
  Goodwill   14,637    14,637    14,637 
  Other Intangibles   1,188    1,483    1,609 
  Total Deposits   1,173,551    988,201    948,827 
  Securities Sold Under Agreements to Repurchase   47,142    33,296    34,321 
  Federal Home Loan Bank Advances       211    216 
  Junior Subordinated Debt   14,964    14,964    14,964 
  Shareholders’ Equity   133,244    120,194    118,780 
                
  Book Value Per Common Share  $17.78   $16.16   $16.03 
  Tangible Book Value Per Common Share  $15.67   $13.99   $13.84 
  Equity to Assets   9.64%   10.27%   10.51%
  Tangible Common Equity to Tangible Assets   8.60%   9.02%   9.21%
  Loan to Deposit Ratio (Includes Loans Held for Sale)   75.16%   75.71%   78.61%
  Loan to Deposit Ratio (Excludes Loans Held for Sale)   71.96%   74.58%   77.47%
  Allowance for Loan Losses/Loans   1.20%   0.90%   0.89%
                
Regulatory Capital Ratios (Bank):               
  Leverage Ratio   8.95%   9.97%   10.12%
  Tier 1 Capital Ratio   12.97%   13.47%   13.39%
  Total Capital Ratio   14.08%   14.26%   14.18%
  Common Equity Tier 1 Capital Ratio   12.97%   13.47%   13.39%
  Tier 1 Regulatory Capital  $117,700   $112,754   $111,309 
  Total Regulatory Capital  $127,813   $119,381   $117,869 
  Common Equity Tier 1 Capital  $117,700   $112,754   $111,309 
                

1 Includes federal funds sold, securities sold under agreement to resell and interest-bearing deposits                        

 

Average Balances:  Three months ended   Nine months ended 
   September 30,   September 30, 
   2020   2019   2020   2019 
                 
  Average Total Assets  $1,345,109   $1,120,024   $1,263,865   $1,104,342 
  Average Loans (Includes Loans Held for Sale)   868,096    740,150    815,724    731,033 
  Average Earning Assets   1,248,607    1,022,199    1,165,980    1,007,126 
  Average Deposits   1,136,977    938,599    1,055,778    923,956 
  Average Other Borrowings   63,312    52,020    67,504    52,861 
  Average Shareholders’ Equity   131,737    117,230    127,388    116,103 

 

Asset Quality:  As of 
   September 30,   June 30,   March 31,   December 31, 
   2020   2020   2020   2019 
Loan Risk Rating by Category (End of Period)                    
  Special Mention  $4,977   $2,849   $3,950   $4,936 
  Substandard   5,082    5,300    4,467    4,691 
  Doubtful                
  Pass   834,401    809,223    741,112    727,401 
   $844,460   $817,372   $749,529   $737,028 
Nonperforming Assets                    
  Non-accrual Loans  $1,655   $1,806   $1,739   $2,329 
  Other Real Estate Owned and Repossessed Assets   1,313    1,449    1,481    1,410 
  Accruing Loans Past Due 90 Days or More   33        168     
Total Nonperforming Assets  $3,001   $3,255   $3,388   $3,739 
Accruing Trouble Debt Restructurings  $1,568   $1,613   $1,635   $1,669 

 

   Three months ended   Nine months ended 
   September 30,   September 30, 
   2020   2019   2020   2019 
  Loans Charged-off  $7   $9   $24   $32 
  Overdrafts Charged-off   17    27    48    80 
  Loan Recoveries   (125)   (202)   (145)   (246)
  Overdraft Recoveries   (14)   (7)   (26)   (24)
     Net Charge-offs (Recoveries)  $(115)  $(173)  $(99)  $(158)
Net Charge-offs / (Recoveries) to Average Loans2   (0.05%)   (0.09%)   (0.02%)   (0.03%)

 

2 Annualized

 
 

FIRST COMMUNITY CORPORATION                                
INCOME STATEMENT DATA                                
(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)                                
                                 
   Three months ended   Three months ended   Three months ended   Nine months ended 
   September 30,   June 30,   March 31,   September 30, 
   2020   2019   2020   2019   2020   2019   2020   2019 
Interest income  $10,976   $10,864   $10,666   $10,606   $10,710   $10,374   $32,352   $31,844 
Interest expense   800    1,511    923    1,490    1,293    1,354    3,016    4,355 
Net interest income   10,176    9,353    9,743    9,116    9,417    9,020    29,336    27,489 
Provision for loan losses   1,062    25    1,250    9    1,075    105    3,387    139 
Net interest income after provision   9,114    9,328    8,493    9,107    8,342    8,915    25,949    27,350 
Non-interest income                                        
Deposit service charges   242    421    210    380    399    411    851    1,212 
Mortgage banking income   1,403    1,251    1,572    1,238    982    844    3,957    3,333 
Investment advisory fees and non-deposit commissions   672    509    671    489    634    438    1,977    1,436 
Gain (loss) on sale of securities   99            164        (29)   99    135 
Gain (loss) on sale of other assets   141            (3)   6        147    (3)
Non-recurring BOLI income   311                        311      
Other   982    932    934    918    907    845    2,823    2,695 
Total non-interest income   3,850    3,113    3,387    3,186    2,928    2,509    10,165    8,808 
Non-interest expense                                        
Salaries and employee benefits   6,087    5,465    5,840    5,210    5,653    5,170    17,580    15,845 
Occupancy   736    703    679    647    643    655    2,058    2,005 
Equipment   318    365    298    389    318    386    934    1,140 
Marketing and public relations   342    159    247    430    354    175    943    764 
FDIC assessment   137    (10)   88    71    42    74    267    135 
Other real estate expenses   79    31    40    18    35    29    154    78 
Amortization of intangibles   95    133    95    132    105    132    295    397 
Other   1,920    1,944    1,844    1,743    1,888    1,702    5,652    5,389 
Total non-interest expense   9,714    8,790    9,131    8,640    9,038    8,323    27,883    25,753 
Income before taxes   3,250    3,651    2,749    3,653    2,232    3,101    8,231    10,405 
Income tax expense   598    753    532    772    438    606    1,568    2,131 
Net income  $2,652   $2,898   $2,217   $2,881   $1,794   $2,495   $6,663   $8,274 
                                         
Per share data                                        
Net income, basic  $0.36   $0.39   $0.30   $0.38   $0.24   $0.33   $0.90   $1.10 
Net income, diluted  $0.35   $0.39   $0.30   $0.37   $0.24   $0.32   $0.89   $1.08 
                                         
Average number of shares outstanding - basic   7,457,750    7,386,437    7,435,933    7,626,559    7,427,257    7,633,908    7,440,376    7,548,166 
Average number of shares outstanding - diluted   7,481,568    7,463,258    7,465,212    7,704,221    7,472,956    7,724,780    7,474,906    7,629,339 
Shares outstanding period end   7,492,908    7,408,879    7,486,151    7,511,164    7,462,247    7,664,967    7,492,908    7,408,879 
                                         
Return on average assets   0.78%   1.03%   0.70%   1.05%   0.61%   0.93%   0.70%   1.00%
Return on average common equity   8.01%   9.81%   7.03%   9.86%   5.84%   8.89%   6.99%   9.53%
Return on average common tangible equity   9.11%   11.39%   8.04%   11.46%   6.72%   10.41%   7.99%   11.10%
Net interest margin (non taxable equivalent)   3.24%   3.63%   3.35%   3.64%   3.52%   3.68%   3.36%   3.65%
Net interest margin (taxable equivalent)   3.28%   3.66%   3.38%   3.67%   3.55%   3.73%   3.39%   3.69%
Efficiency ratio1   71.53%   70.09%   69.00%   70.62%   72.79%   71.31%   71.07%   70.66%

 

1 Calculated by dividing non-interest expense by net interest income on a tax equivalent basis and non interest income, excluding gains (losses) on sales of securities and other assets and non-recurring bank owned life insurance (BOLI) income.

 
 

FIRST COMMUNITY CORPORATION
Yields on Average Earning Assets and Rates
on Average Interest-Bearing Liabilities
                         
   Three months ended September 30, 2020   Three months ended September 30, 2019 
   Average   Interest   Yield/   Average   Interest   Yield/ 
   Balance   Earned/Paid   Rate   Balance   Earned/Paid   Rate 
Assets                              
Earning assets                              
Loans                              
PPP loans  $49,203   $360    2.91%  $   $    NA 
Non-PPP loans   818,893    9,048    4.40%   740,150    9,092    4.87%
Total loans   868,096    9,408    4.31%   740,150    9,092    4.87%
Securities   299,858    1,525    2.02%   254,801    1,609    2.51%
Other short-term investments   80,653    43    0.21%   27,248    163    2.37%
Total earning assets   1,248,607    10,976    3.50%   1,022,199    10,864    4.22%
Cash and due from banks   15,568              14,578           
Premises and equipment   34,721              36,198           
Goodwill and other intangibles   15,872              16,311           
Other assets   39,751              37,185           
Allowance for loan losses   (9,410)             (6,447)          
Total Assets  $1,345,109             $1,120,024           
                               
Liabilities                              
Interest-bearing liabilities                              
Interest-bearing transaction accounts  $256,990   $57    0.09%  $216,163   $158    0.29%
Money market accounts   228,502    146    0.25%   180,758    461    1.01%
Savings deposits   117,818    18    0.06%   99,693    33    0.13%
Time deposits   166,070    438    1.05%   175,430    567    1.28%
Other borrowings   63,312    141    0.89%   52,020    292    2.23%
Total interest-bearing liabilities   832,692    800    0.38%   724,064    1,511    0.83%
Demand deposits   367,597              266,555           
Other liabilities   13,083              12,175           
Shareholders’ equity   131,737              117,230           
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity  $1,345,109             $1,120,024           
                               
Cost of deposits, including demand deposits             0.23%             0.52%
Cost of funds, including demand deposits             0.27%             0.61%
Net interest spread             3.12%             3.39%
Net interest income/margin - excluding PPP loans       $9,816    3.26%       $9,353    3.63%
Net interest income/margin - including PPP loans       $10,176    3.24%       $9,353    3.63%
Net interest income/margin (tax equivalent) - excl. PPP loans     $9,922   3.29%     $9,4283.66%
Net interest income/margin (tax equivalent) - incl. PPP loans     $10,282   3.28%      $9,4283.66%

 
 

FIRST COMMUNITY CORPORATION
Yields on Average Earning Assets and Rates
on Average Interest-Bearing Liabilities
                         
   Nine months ended September 30, 2020   Nine months ended September 30, 2019 
   Average   Interest   Yield/   Average   Interest   Yield/ 
   Balance   Earned/Paid   Rate   Balance   Earned/Paid   Rate 
Assets                              
Earning assets                              
Loans                              
PPP loans  $27,088   $577    2.85%  $   $    NA 
Non-PPP loans   788,636    26,677    4.52%   731,033    26,492    4.85%
Total loans   815,724    27,254    4.46%   731,033    26,492    4.85%
Securities   293,724    4,862    2.21%   252,357    4,924    2.61%
Other short-term investments   56,532    236    0.56%   23,736    428    2.41%
Total earning assets   1,165,980    32,352    3.71%   1,007,126    31,844    4.23%
Cash and due from banks   15,142              13,983           
Premises and equipment   34,853              35,832           
Goodwill and other intangibles   15,967              16,442           
Other assets   39,975              37,331           
Allowance for loan losses   (8,052)             (6,372)          
Total assets  $1,263,865             $1,104,342           
                               
Liabilities                              
Interest-bearing liabilities                              
Interest-bearing transaction accounts  $235,346    220    0.12%  $204,300    443    0.29%
Money market accounts   210,212    674    0.43%   179,063    1,283    0.96%
Savings deposits   110,095    65    0.08%   105,054    104    0.13%
Time deposits   167,150    1,456    1.16%   177,415    1,571    1.18%
Other borrowings   67,504    601    1.19%   52,861    954    2.41%
Total interest-bearing liabilities   790,307    3,016    0.51%   718,693    4,355    0.81%
Demand deposits   332,975              258,124           
Other liabilities   13,195              11,422           
Shareholders’ equity   127,388              116,103           
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity  $1,263,865             $1,104,342           
                               
Cost of deposits, including demand deposits             0.31%             0.49%
Cost of funds, including demand deposits             0.36%             0.60%
Net interest spread             3.20%             3.42%
Net interest income margin - excluding PPP loans       $28,759    3.37%       $27,489    3.65%
Net interest income/margin - including PPP loans        29,336    3.36%        27,489    3.65%
Net interest income/margin (tax equivalent) - excl. PPP loans       $29,046    3.41%       $27,772    3.69%
Net interest income/margin (tax equivalent) - incl. PPP loans       $29,623    3.39%       $27,772    3.69%

 

 

 
 

The tables below provide a reconciliation of non-GAAP measures to GAAP for the periods indicated:

             
   September 30,   December 31,   September 30, 
Tangible book value per common share  2020   2019   2019 
Tangible common equity per common share (non-GAAP)  $15.67   $13.99   $13.84 
Effect to adjust for intangible assets   2.11    2.17    2.19 
Book value per common share (GAAP)  $17.78   $16.16   $16.03 
Tangible common shareholders’ equity to tangible assets               
Tangible common equity to tangible assets (non-GAAP)   8.60%   9.02%   9.21%
Effect to adjust for intangible assets   1.04%   1.25%   1.30%
Common equity to assets (GAAP)   9.64%   10.27%   10.51%

 

Return on average tangible common equity  Three months ended
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   2020   2019   2020   2019   2020   2019   2020   2019 
Return on average common tangible equity (non-GAAP)   9.11%   11.39%   8.04%   11.46%   6.72%   10.41%   7.99%   11.10%
Effect to adjust for intangible assets   (1.10)%   (1.58)%   (1.01)%   (1.60)%   (0.88)%   (1.52)%   (1.00)%   (1.57)%
Return on average common equity (GAAP)   8.01%   9.81%   7.03%   9.86%   5.84%   8.89%   6.99%   9.53%
                                         

   Three months ended   Nine months ended 
   September 30,   June 30,   September 30,   September 30, 
Pre-tax, pre-provision earnings  2020   2020   2019   2020   2019 
Pre-tax, pre-provision earnings (non-GAAP)  $4,312   $3,999   $3,676   $11,618   $10,544 
Effect to adjust for pre-tax, pre-provision earnings   (1,660)   (1,782)   (778)   (4,955)   (2,270)
Net Income (GAAP)  $2,652   $2,217   $2,898   $6,663   $8,274 

 

   Three months ended   Nine months ended 
   September 30,   September 30, 
Net interest margin excluding PPP Loans  2020   2019   2020   2019 
Net interest margin excluding PPP loans (non-GAAP)   3.26%   3.63%   3.29%   3.66%
Effect to adjust for PPP loans   (0.02)   N/A     (0.01)   N/A 
Net interest margin (GAAP)   3.24%   3.63%   3.28%   3.66%
                     

   Three months ended   Nine months ended 
   September 30,   September 30, 
Net interest margin on a tax-equivalent basis excluding PPP Loans  2020   2019   2020   2019 
Net interest margin on a tax-equivalent basis excluding PPP loans (non-GAAP)   3.37%   3.65%   3.41%   3.69%
Effect to adjust for PPP loans   (0.01)   N/A    (0.02)   N/A 
Net interest margin on a tax equivalent basis (GAAP)   3.36%   3.65%   3.39%   3.69%
 
 
   September 30,   June 30,   Growth   Annualized
Growth
 
Loans and loan growth  2020   2020   Dollars   Rate 
Non-PPP Loans (non-GAAP)  $794,661   $769,507   $25,154    13.0%
PPP Loans   49,799    47,865    1,934    16.1%
Total Loans (GAAP)  $844,460   $817,372   $27,088    13.2%
                     

Certain financial information presented above is determined by methods other than in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). These non-GAAP financial measures include “Tangible book value per common share,” “Tangible common shareholders’ equity to tangible assets,” “Return on average tangible common equity,” “Pre-tax, pre-provision earnings,” “Net interest margin excluding PPP Loans,” “Net interest margin on a tax-equivalent basis excluding PPP Loans,” and “Non-PPP Loans.” “Tangible book value per common share” is defined as total equity reduced by recorded intangible assets divided by total common shares outstanding. “Tangible common shareholders’ equity to tangible assets” is defined as total common equity reduced by recorded intangible assets divided by total assets reduced by recorded intangible assets. “Return on average tangible common equity” is defined as net income on an annualized basis divided by average total equity reduced by average recorded intangible assets. “Pre-tax, pre-provision earnings” is defined as net interest income plus non-interest income, reduced by non-interest expense. “Net interest margin excluding PPP Loans” is defined as annualized net interest income less annualized interest income on PPP Loans divided by average earning assets less the average balance of PPP Loans. “Net interest margin on a tax-equivalent basis excluding PPP Loans” is defined as annualized net interest income on a tax-equivalent basis less annualized interest income on PPP Loans divided by average earning assets less the average balance of PPP Loans. “Non-PPP Loan Growth - Dollars” is calculated by taking the difference between two time periods compared for Total Loans less PPP Loans.  “Non-PPP Loans – Annualized Growth Rate” is calculated by (i) dividing “Non-PPP Loans Loan Growth - Dollars” by the number of days between the two time periods compared (ii) times the number of days in the year (iii) divided by the prior time period Non-PPP Loans balance. Our management believes that these non-GAAP measures are useful because they enhance the ability of investors and management to evaluate and compare our operating results from period-to-period in a meaningful manner. Non-GAAP measures have limitations as analytical tools, and investors should not consider them in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the company’s results as reported under GAAP.

 
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