Northway Financial, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Earnings and Declares Semi-Annual Dividend

Friday, 30. July 2021 14:00

NORTH CONWAY, N.H., July 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northway Financial, Inc. (the “Company”) (OTCQB: NWYF), the parent company of Northway Bank (the “Bank”), today reported net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 of $2.2MM, or $0.81 per basic common share. Year-to-date, the Company reported net income of $4.1MM, or $1.50 per basic common share.

The Board of Directors declared a semi-annual cash dividend of $0.35 per share, payable on August 16, 2021, to common stockholders of record on August 9, 2021.

President and CEO William J. Woodward commented: “I am pleased to report the results for the first six months of 2021, which produced $4.1 million in net income. During the first half of the year we increased our loan portfolio by 11%, grew our deposits by 11%, and managed down nonperforming loans to 0.30% of total loans. Residential mortgage lending continues to be a driving force in our retail business as we are well positioned to assist borrowers in this strong housing market. We have also been able to enhance our municipal lending to New Hampshire communities. As we enter the second half of 2021, we are increasingly optimistic that the economy will continue to improve as the effects of the pandemic fall further into the past. We have the people and resources in place to continue to grow our business throughout the State of New Hampshire.”

Financial Highlights

  • Total assets were $1.2 billion, total loans, net, were $799 million, and total deposits were $980 million at June 30, 2021.
  • Total loans, net, increased $107 million or 15% compared to June 30, 2020.
  • Loans to municipalities increased $57.1 million or 137% compared to June 30, 2020.
  • During the quarter, the Bank funded 81 Paycheck Protection Program loans with total balances of $3.4 million.
  • Securities Available-for-Sale, at Fair Value increased $133 million or 86% compared to June 30, 2020.
  • Marketable Equity Securities, at Fair Value increased $14 million or 102% compared to June 30, 2020.
  • Total deposits increased 17% compared to June 30, 2020 driven by a 22% increase in total non-maturity deposits of $161 million.

  • The cost of interest bearing liabilities was 0.30% vs 0.59% at June 30, 2020.

  • Nonperforming loans as a percentage of total loans stood at 0.30% at June 30, 2021 compared to 0.43% at June 30, 2020.
  • The Bank’s regulatory capital ratios at June 30, 2021 exceeded all well-capitalized ratios as defined under FDIC’s Prompt Corrective Action rules.
  • The market price of our common stock, as of July 29, 2021, was $31.50.


Northway Financial, Inc.
Selected Financial Highlights
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(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
 6/30/2021 6/30/2020 6/30/2021 6/30/2020
        
Interest and Dividend Income$8,136 $7,802 $16,101 $15,892 
Interest Expense 555  984  1,226  2,009 
Net Interest and Dividend Income 7,581  6,818  14,875  13,883 
Provision for Loan Losses -  750  -  750 
All Other Noninterest Income 1,293  2,374  2,606  3,518 
Noninterest Expense 7,233  7,357  14,822  15,072 
Net Income Before Gain (Loss) on Securities 1,641  1,085  2,659  1,579 
Gain on Securities Available-for-Sale, net -  33  -  1,175 
Gain (Loss) on Marketable Equity Securities 1,078  1,684  2,351  (1,884)
Income (Loss) before Income Tax Expense 2,719  2,802  5,010  870 
Income Tax Expense (Benefit) 482  487  874  (53)
Net Income$2,237 $2,315 $4,136 $923 
Net Income Available to Common Stockholders$2,237 $2,315 $4,136 $923 
Earnings per Common Share, Basic$0.81 $0.84 $1.50 $0.33 

 


 6/30/21 12/31/2020 6/30/2020 
       
Balance Sheet      
Total Assets$1,208,960 $1,120,692 $1,065,015 
Cash and Due from Banks and Interest-Bearing Deposits 55,620  167,812  160,342 
Securities Available-for-Sale, at Fair Value 287,016  172,117  154,067 
Marketable Equity Securities, at Fair Value 27,522  17,901  13,607 
Loans Held-for-Sale -  237  5,221 
Loans, Net 798,744  722,354  691,777 
Total Liabilities 1,110,199  1,024,577  972,286 
Non Municipal Non-Maturity Deposits 762,855  673,502  624,730 
Municipal Non-Maturity Deposits 130,407  116,255  107,663 
Certificates of Deposit 86,366  96,476  103,768 
Securities Sold Under Agreements to Repurchase 96,553  103,523  99,635 
Junior Subordinated Debentures 20,620  20,620  20,620 
Stockholders' Equity 98,761  96,115  92,729 
Profitability and Efficiency      
Net Interest Margin 2.76% 2.96% 3.17%
Yield on Earning Assets 2.98  3.34  3.62 
Cost of Interest Bearing Liabilities 0.30  0.51  0.59 
Book Value Per Share of Common Shares Outstanding$35.89 $34.93 $33.70 
Tangible Book Value Per Share of Common Shares Outstanding 32.04  31.07  29.86 
Capital and Credit      
Tier 1 Core Capital to Average Assets 9.36% 9.67% 10.51%
Common Equity Risk-Based Capital 11.85  13.05  13.10 
Tier 1 Risk-Based Capital 14.50  16.08  16.26 
Total Risk-Based Capital 15.75  17.34  17.51 
Common Shares Outstanding 2,751,650  2,751,650  2,751,650 
Weighted Average Number of Common Shares, Basic 2,751,650  2,751,650  2,751,650 

 


About Northway Financial, Inc.

Northway Financial, Inc., headquartered in North Conway, New Hampshire, is a bank holding company. Through its subsidiary bank, Northway Bank, the Company offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals, businesses and the public sector from its 16 full-service banking offices and its loan production offices located in Bedford and Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Forward-looking Statements

Statements included in this press release that are not historical or current fact are “forward-looking statements” made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical earnings and those presently anticipated or projected. Northway Financial, Inc. disclaims any obligation to subsequently revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements, or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances.


Contact:
Gary Laurash
Chief Financial Officer
603-326-7377

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