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Community Bankers Trust Corporation Reports Results for First Quarter 2014

Quarterly net income of $1.7 million is a 44.4% increase from the prior quarter and 30% from prior year

RICHMOND, Va., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Community Bankers Trust Corporation (the "Company") (NASDAQ: ESXB), the holding company for Essex Bank (the "Bank"), today reported results for the first quarter of 2014 including the following:

  • Net income for the first quarter of 2014 was $1.7 million compared with net income of $1.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, and net income of $1.3 million for the first quarter of 2013.
  • Fully diluted earnings per common share were $0.08 for the first quarter of 2014 compared with $0.04 for the fourth quarter of 2013 and $0.05 for the first quarter of 2013.
  • Noninterest expense for the quarter decreased $1.2 million, or 11.6%, on a linked quarter basis and $533,000 year over year.
  • Net charge-offs were $34,000 during the first quarter, marking the lowest level in over four years. Annualized net charge-offs equaled only 0.02% of average loans for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 versus 0.14% for the fourth quarter of 2013 and 0.46% for the first quarter of 2013.
  • Asset quality remained solid, and no provision for loan losses was necessary. The ratio of the allowance for loan losses to total non-covered loans remained sound at 1.75% at March 31, 2014.
  • The Company recently opened two new branches around the end of the first quarter, in Annapolis, Maryland and at the new corporate headquarters in the Deep Run office area in Richmond, Virginia.
  • Following quarter end, on April 23, 2014, the Company repaid the remaining $10,680,000 of its TARP preferred stock from the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The Company funded the repurchase through a third-party loan.

 

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Rex L. Smith, III, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and the Bank, stated, "We are pleased with our first quarter results of continued improvement in net income.  Historically, the first quarter is difficult, so to deliver such an improvement in profitability of 44.4% from the prior quarter is a great start to 2014. Our previously stated strategies have aligned the Company for further growth in earning assets while reducing non-interest expenses related to past credit problems."

Smith added, "While net loan growth was down in the first quarter from prepayments and sales of purchased USDA loans, our core non-covered loan portfolio increased by $5 million for the quarter.  Total non-covered loan growth was 9.0%, or $48 million, over the last twelve months when excluding USDA loan balances and loans related to the Georgia franchise.  Our loan pipeline is robust and we are extremely optimistic about our growth potential in all of our markets.  Furthermore, we opened our Annapolis branch in the latter part of the quarter which enhances our ability to attract more business relationships and increases our visibility in the area.  Additionally we repaid our outstanding TARP preferred stock investment from the United States Department of the Treasury through a third-party loan.  As previously reported, the transactions will result in total expected after-tax savings of at least $750,000."

RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Net income was $1.7 million for the first quarter of 2014 compared with $1.3 million in the first quarter of 2013 and $1.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2013.  Net income available to common shareholders was $1.7 million in the first quarter of 2014 compared with $1.0 million in the first quarter of 2013 and $914,000 in the fourth quarter of 2013.  Earnings per common share, basic and fully diluted, were $0.08 per share for the first quarter of 2014 compared with $0.05 per share for the first quarter of 2013 and $0.04 per share for the fourth quarter of 2013.

On a linked quarter basis net income increased $530,000, or 44.4%.  While net interest income and non-interest income declined a combined $430,000, this amount was more than offset by a reduction in non-interest expenses of $1.2 million during the quarter.  Expenses related to other real estate owned (OREO) declined $545,000, or 65.8%, and other operating expenses declined $430,000, or 24.9%, from the fourth quarter of 2013.  The reduction in OREO expense was the direct result of fewer losses and write-downs on properties in that portfolio.  Other operating expenses were lower in the first quarter of 2014 compared with the fourth quarter of 2013 as, effective January 1, 2014, the Company will no longer incur Delaware state franchise taxes.

The $399,000 increase in net income year over year was driven by a reduction in non-interest expenses of $533,000, or 5.5%.  The most notable decline was evidenced in OREO expense, which equaled only $283,000 for the first quarter of 2014, declining $454,000, or 61.6%, from the same quarter in 2013.  Management expects lower OREO expenses throughout 2014 as these properties have been continually re-evaluated and written-down or sold.

The following table presents summary income statements for the three months ended March 31, 2014, December 31, 2013 and March 31, 2013.

SUMMARY INCOME STATEMENT






(Dollars in thousands)

For the three months ended


March 31,

2014


December 31,

2013


March 31, 

2013

Interest income 

$        11,879


$        12,217


$        12,166

Interest expense

1,570


1,644


1,894

Net interest income  

10,309


10,573


10,272

Provision for loan losses

-


-


-

Net interest income after provision






  for loan losses

10,309


10,573


10,272

Noninterest income

1,301


1,467


1,326

Noninterest expense

9,178


10,386


9,711

Net income before income taxes

2,432


1,654


1,887

Income tax expense

709


461


563

Net income 

1,723


1,193


1,324

Dividends on preferred stock

65


235


221

Accretion of preferred stock discount

-


44


58

Net income available






  to common shareholders

$           1,658


$              914


$           1,045







EPS Basic

$             0.08


$             0.04


$             0.05

EPS Diluted

$             0.08


$             0.04


$             0.05

Interest Income

Interest income was $11.9 million for the first quarter of 2014, a decrease of $338,000, or 2.8%, from the fourth quarter of 2013.  Interest and fees on loans declined very slightly, while interest income derived from the securities portfolio declined $294,000 on a linked quarter basis.  The yield on the securities portfolio declined 34 basis points from 2.93% in the fourth quarter of 2013 to 2.59% in the first quarter of 2014.  The primary reason for the decline was early pay-offs of SBA floating rate investments that were purchased at a premium.  The increased pre-payment speeds resulted in an immediate absorption of unamortized premium which was fully expensed during the first quarter.  Management subsequently sold part of its position in its SBA floater portfolio to mitigate further premium acceleration.  Additionally, the average balance of the securities portfolio declined $5.5 million on a linked quarter basis.

Interest income declined $287,000 from $12.2 million during the first quarter of 2013.   Interest income on the non-covered loan portfolio declined $460,000 while interest income on the covered portfolio increased $302,000.  The yield on non-covered loans declined 46 basis points to 4.80% for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 from the same period a year ago.  Continued competitive pricing for new loans precipitated this decline.  The increase in income on covered loans was the direct result of two payments made on an acquisition, development, and construction loan.  These payments are treated as cash income as these pools had previously been written down to a zero carrying value.  Interest income on the securities portfolio declined $132,000 when comparing the quarter ended March 31, 2014 versus the same quarter a year ago.  While the yield on the portfolio remained virtually unchanged, average securities balances were $18.6 million lower in the first quarter of 2014 than the same period in the prior year.

Interest Expense

Interest expense was $1.6 million for the first quarter of 2014, declining $74,000, or 4.5%, from the fourth quarter of 2013.  The cost of interest bearing deposits remained unchanged at 0.69% for the first quarter of 2014 and the fourth quarter of 2013, yet average interest bearing deposits balances declined $42.1 million during the first quarter of 2014 primarily as a result of the sale of the Georgia operations in November 2013.  The Company funded the sale in part with Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) advances and was able to realize an improvement in the cost of its FHLB borrowings of 12 basis points during the first quarter, to 0.80%. 

Year over year, interest expense declined $324,000, from $1.9 million in the first quarter of 2013. Interest expense related to interest bearing deposits declined $293,000 or 17.2%.  The average balances in these deposits declined $52.9 million year over year.  This decline was primarily the result of the sale of the Georgia branches.  Meanwhile, the Bank increased its level of FHLB borrowings to fund the sale.  Over the same time frame, average FHLB advances increased $27.3 million, yet the expense associated with the borrowings declined $31,000.  This was due to a 65 basis point improvement on all FHLB advances to 0.80% for the quarter ended March 31, 2014. 

Net Interest Income

Net interest income was $10.3 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, compared with $10.6 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2013.  This represents a decrease of $264,000, or 2.5%.  The decline in net interest income on a linked quarter basis is the direct result of the factors noted above in the Interest Income section.  The decline in interest income was partially offset by a $74,000 reduction in interest expense.  The tax equivalent net interest margin increased 6 basis points from 4.22% in the fourth quarter of 2013 to 4.28% in the first quarter of 2014. Likewise, the interest spread increased from 4.17% to 4.23% on a linked quarter basis. 

Year-over-year, net interest income increased slightly by $37,000, or 0.36%, as the Company's net interest margin improved 11 basis points over this time frame.  The Company was able to maintain the same yield on its earning asset base at 4.93% while lowering its cost of funding 13 basis points to 0.70% for the quarter ended March 31, 2014.  As mentioned in the Interest Expense section above, this was the result of improved funding costs related to FHLB advances.

The following table compares the Company's net interest margin, on a tax-equivalent basis, for the three months ended March 31, 2014, December 31, 2013 and March 31, 2013.

NET INTEREST MARGIN 






(Dollars in thousands)

For the three months ended


March 31,

2014


December 31, 

2013


March 31,

2013

Average interest earning assets

$

984,026


$

1,001,665


$

1,006,528

Interest income

$

11,879


$

12,217


$

12,166

Interest income - tax equivalent

$

11,960


$

12,305


$

12,243

Yield on interest earning assets


4.93%



4.87%



4.93%

Average interest bearing liabilities

$

904,639


$

926,476


$

929,483

Interest expense

$

1,570


$

1,644


$

1,894

Cost of interest bearing liabilities


0.70%



0.70%



0.83%

Net interest income

$

10,309


$

10,573


$

10,272

Net interest income - tax equivalent

$

10,390


$

10,661


$

10,349

Interest spread


4.23%



4.17%



4.10%

Net interest margin


4.28%



4.22%



4.17%

Provision for Loan Losses

The Company did not record a provision for loan losses in 2013 or in the first quarter of 2014 with respect to either its non-covered loan portfolio or its FDIC covered loan portfolio.  For the non-covered loan portfolio, this was the direct result of continued improvement in loan quality as evidenced by the lowest aggregate amount of net charge-offs in over four years.  The Company's level of classified and "impaired" loans continue to remain low, as discussed below.

Noninterest Income

Noninterest income was $1.3 million for the first quarter of 2014 compared with $1.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2013.  Gain on sales of securities was $355,000 in the first quarter of 2014, an increase of $283,000 over gain on sales of securities of $72,000 in the fourth quarter of 2013.  This increase was more than offset by declines in service charge income and gain/(loss) on the sale of loans.  Service charge income declined $145,000 during the first quarter of 2014 to equal $489,000.  This decline was driven by the reduction of service charge income derived from the Georgia branches which the Bank received for part of the fourth quarter of 2013.  Furthermore, prolonged periods of inclement weather during the first quarter of 2014 hampered account usage.  Gain/(loss) on the sale of loans was down $207,000, or 81.2%, from the fourth quarter of 2013.  Management recognized $48,000 on the sale of USDA guaranteed loans during the quarter, while the Company recognized the entire gain on the Georgia loan portfolio during the fourth quarter of 2013.

Year over year, noninterest income decreased $25,000, or 1.9%, from first quarter of 2013.   Service charges on deposit accounts declined $174,000, or 26.2%, year over year due mostly to the sale of the Georgia branches.   The reduction in service charge income was partially offset by increases in securities gains as well as gains on the sale of loans.  Securities gains during the first quarter of 2014 were $77,000 higher than the same period in 2013.  As mentioned above, management sold USDA loans resulting in $48,000 of gains for the quarter versus no loan sale gains in the first quarter of 2013.

Noninterest Expense

Noninterest expenses totaled $9.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and $10.4 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, a decrease of $1.2 million, or 11.6%.  The majority of the decline was evidenced in three categories: OREO expenses, other operating expenses, and FDIC indemnification asset amortization.  OREO expenses declined $545,000, or 65.8%, during the first quarter of 2014 from the fourth quarter of 2013.  Management took additional charges in the fourth quarter to conservatively mark OREO properties.  Smaller write-downs were recognized in the first quarter of 2014.  Other operating expenses declined $430,000, or 24.9%.  A large component of this decline was the final recognized expense of $188,000 to the state of Delaware for franchise taxes in the fourth quarter of 2013.  Lastly, the Company benefitted from $142,000 in decreased indemnification asset amortization for the first quarter of 2014. 

Noninterest expenses declined $533,000, or 5.5%, when comparing the first quarter of 2014 to the same period in 2013.  The single largest decline was evidenced in OREO expenses.  These expenses declined from $737,000 in the first quarter of 2013 to $283,000 in the first quarter of 2014.  The overall OREO portfolio has been marked accordingly and fewer losses are expected for the rest of 2014. 

Income Taxes

Income tax expense was $709,000 for the three months ended March 31, 2014, compared with income tax expense of $461,000 in the fourth quarter of 2013.  Income tax expense was $563,000 in the first quarter of 2013.

FINANCIAL CONDITION

During the first quarter of 2014, total assets increased $12.2 million to $1.102 billion at March 31, 2014.  Total assets declined $15.4 million, or 1.4%, over the past year from total assets of $1.117 billion at March 31, 2013.  Total loans were $665.5 million at March 31, 2014, decreasing $4.0 million since December 31, 2013 and increasing $3.3 million since March 31, 2013.  Total non-covered loans were $593.8 million at March 31, 2014 and $596.3 million at December 31, 2013.  While traditional non-covered loan growth was positive at $4.8 million during the first quarter of 2014, the purchased government guaranteed USDA loan portfolio declined approximately $7.4 million from year end.  This decline was the result of a combination of pre-payments on USDA loans as well as management selling USDA loans at gains to optimize yield.

Year over year, non-covered loan growth of $13.8 million outpaced covered loan decreases of $10.5 million.  Excluding the aforementioned reduction of USDA loans during the first quarter of 2014, traditional loan growth was brisk for the year, and management expects continued solid traditional loan growth throughout 2014.

The following table shows the composition of the Company's non-covered loan portfolio at March 31, 2014, December 31, 2013 and March 31, 2013.

NON-COVERED LOANS










(Dollars in thousands)

March 31, 2014

December 31, 2013

March 31, 2013



Amount

% of Non-

Covered

Loans

Amount

% of Non-

Covered

Loans

Amount

% of Non-

Covered

Loans

Mortgage loans on real estate:











Residential 1-4 family

$

146,069

24.60%

$

144,382

24.21%

$

137,302

23.68%


Commercial


254,666

42.89%


247,284

41.47%


239,794

41.35%


Construction and land development


54,914

9.25%


55,278

9.27%


60,565

10.44%


Second mortgages


6,623

1.12%


6,854

1.15%


7,326

1.26%


Multifamily


35,528

5.98%


35,774

6.00%


36,344

6.27%


Agriculture


8,134

1.37%


9,565

1.60%


9,616

1.66%


   Total real estate loans


505,934

85.21%


499,137

83.70%


490,947

84.66%

Commercial loans


80,942

13.63%


90,142

15.12%


80,942

13.96%

Consumer installment loans


5,492

0.92%


5,623

0.94%


6,523

1.12%

All other loans


1,430

0.24%


1,435

0.24%


1,524

0.26%


   Gross loans


593,798

100.00%


596,337

100.00%


579,936

100.00%

Allowance for loan losses


(10,410)



(10,444)



(12,258)


Net unearned income/unamortized premium











on loans


(188)



(164)



(129)


Non-covered loans, net of unearned income

$

583,200


$

585,729


$

567,549


The Company's securities portfolio, excluding equity securities, increased $3.6 million, or 1.2%, from $294.3 million at December 31, 2013 to $298.0 million at March 31, 2014.  Realized gains of $355,000 occurred during the first quarter of 2014 through sales and call activity.  As mentioned earlier in this release, the SBA floating rate portion of the investment portfolio evidenced some unforeseen pre-payment activity during the first quarter, which resulted in the acceleration of unamortized premiums paid on these securities.  Subsequently, management sold additional SBA floating rate securities to mitigate the pre-payment anomaly and sold some longer term municipal securities.  This was a strategic decision to mitigate duration risk in the municipal portfolio.

The Company had cash and cash equivalents of $38.9 million and $23.8 million at March 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, respectively.  Cash and cash equivalents were $24.1 million at March 31, 2013.  There were no Federal funds purchased or securities sold under agreement to repurchase (repos) at March 31, 2014 versus $6.0 million of repos at December 31, 2013.

The following table shows the composition of the Company's securities portfolio, excluding equity securities, at March 31, 2014, December 31, 2013 and March 31, 2013.

SECURITIES PORTFOLIO













(Dollars in thousands)


March 31, 2014


December 31, 2013


March 31, 2013



 Amortized Cost 


 Fair   Value 


 Amortized Cost 


 Fair   Value 


 Amortized Cost 


 Fair   Value 

Securities Available for Sale













U.S. Treasury issue and other













      U.S. Government agencies

$

107,485


106,628

$

99,789

$

98,987

$

121,353

$

121,355

U.S. Government sponsored agencies


-


-


487


486


-


-

State, county and municipal


133,226


131,864


138,884


134,096


117,964


123,059

Corporate and other bonds


5,502


5,490


6,369


6,349


5,453


5,519

Mortgage backed securities - U.S. Government













     agencies


2,602


2,477


3,608


3,439


10,996


11,272

Mortgage backed securities - U.S. Government













     sponsored agencies


25,126


24,886


22,631


22,420


12,634


12,885

  Total securities available for sale

$

273,941


271,345

$

271,768

$

265,777

$

268,400

$

274,090





























March 31, 2014


December 31, 2013


March 31, 2013



 Amortized Cost 


 Fair Value 


 Amortized Cost 


 Fair Value 


 Amortized Cost 


 Fair Value 

Securities Held to Maturity













State, county and municipal

$

9,069


9,769

$

9,385

$

10,103

$

11,819

$

12,865

Mortgage backed securities - U.S. Government













     agencies


6,202


6,574


6,604


7,002


8,360


8,923

Mortgage backed securities - U.S. Government













     sponsored agencies


11,354


11,973


12,574


13,200


18,498


19,534

  Total securities held to maturity

$

26,625


28,316

$

28,563

$

30,305

$

38,677

$

41,322

Interest bearing deposits at March 31, 2014 were $831.2 million, an increase of $9.0 million from December 31, 2013. Total time deposits increased $13.8 million, or 2.5%, during the first quarter of 2014.  NOW and MMDA account balances declined $3.5 million and $3.1 million, respectively, during the first quarter.  The increase in time deposits was generated by two promotions that management ran during the first quarter of 2014.  These were efforts to replace brokered time deposits obtained during the fourth quarter of 2013 to replace the sale of the Georgia deposit base.

FHLB advances were $76.9 million at March 31, 2014 compared with $77.1 million at December 31, 2013, and $49.7 million at March 31, 2013.  The Company has increased the level of FHLB advances due to the low cost nature of this funding source and to assist with funding the sale of the Georgia franchise in the fourth quarter of 2013.

The following table compares the mix of interest bearing deposits for March 31, 2014, December 31, 2013 and March 31, 2013.

INTEREST BEARING DEPOSITS







(Dollars in thousands)









March 31, 2014


December 31, 2013


March 31, 2013

NOW

$

98,594

$

102,111

$

126,784

MMDA


91,077


94,170


112,473

Savings


76,950


75,159


79,988

Time deposits less than $100,000


242,139


235,482


284,936

Time deposits $100,000 and over


322,473


315,287


256,547

   Total interest bearing deposits

$

831,233

$

822,209

$

860,728

Shareholders' equity was $110.6 million at March 31, 2014 and $106.7 million at December 31, 2013. The change in equity was driven by earnings retention as well as a $2.2 million improvement in other comprehensive income related to the gains and losses in the investment portfolio.

Asset Quality – non-covered assets

Nonaccrual loans were $12.6 million at March 31, 2014, increasing slightly from $12.1 million at December 31, 2013.  Nonaccrual loans were $19.0 million at March 31, 2013.  The $540,000 increase from December 31, 2013 was the net result of $1.4 million in additions to nonaccrual loans and $836,000 in reductions.  With respect to the reductions to nonaccrual loans, $400,000 were returned to accruing status, $113,000 were charged off, and $323,000 were the result of payments to existing credits. 

Total nonperforming assets of $18.1 million at March 31, 2014 represented a decrease of $265,000 from December 31, 2013.  The decline in non-performing assets was evidenced by an $805,000 reduction in non-covered OREO balances from year end 2013.  Management continues to work OREO aggressively and has taken prudent periodic write-downs to effectively move properties out of the portfolio and continue to improve the quality of the balance sheet.

There were net charge-offs of $34,000 in the first quarter of 2014 compared with $209,000 in the fourth quarter of 2013 and $662,000 in the first quarter of 2013. 

The allowance for loan losses equaled 82.33% of non-covered nonaccrual loans at March 31, 2014 compared with 86.28% at December 31, 2013, and 64.64% at March 31, 2013. The ratio of the allowance for loan losses to total nonperforming assets was 57.56% at March 31, 2014 compared with 56.92% at December 31, 2013 and 42.07% at March 31, 2013.  The ratio of nonperforming assets to loans and other real estate owned continued to decline.  The ratio was 3.01% at March 31, 2014 and 3.05% at December 31, 2013.

The following table reconciles the activity in the Company's non-covered allowance for loan losses, by quarter, for the past five quarters.

CREDIT QUALITY















(Dollars in thousands)

2014


2013


First


Fourth


Third


Second


First


Quarter


Quarter


Quarter


Quarter


Quarter

Allowance for loan losses:















Beginning of period

$

10,444


$

10,653


$

11,523


$

12,258


$

12,920

Provision for loan losses


-



-



-



-



-

Charge-offs


(152)



(263)



(1,018)



(1,302)



(908)

Recoveries


118



54



148



567



246

Net (charge-offs) recovery


(34)



(209)



(870)



(735)



(662)

End of period

$

10,410


$

10,444


$

10,653


$

11,523


$

12,258

The following table sets forth selected asset quality data, excluding FDIC covered assets, and ratios for the dates indicated:

ASSET QUALITY (NON-COVERED)















(Dollars in thousands)

2014


2013


March


December


September


June


March


31


31


30


30


31
















Non-accruing loans

$

12,645


$

12,105


$

13,044


$

15,644


$

18,963

Loans past due over 90 days and accruing interest


-



-



-



-



465

Total nonperforming non-covered loans


12,645



12,105



13,044



15,644



19,428

Other real estate owned non-covered


5,439



6,244



8,496



7,593



9,712

Total nonperforming non-covered assets

$

18,084


$

18,349


$

21,540


$

23,237


$

29,140
















Allowance for loan losses to loans


1.75%



1.75%



1.87%



1.96%



2.11%

Allowance for loan losses to nonperforming assets


57.56%



56.92%



49.45%



49.59%



42.07%

Allowance for loan losses to nonaccrual loans


82.33%



86.28%



81.67%



73.66%



64.64%

Nonperforming assets to loans and other real estate


3.02%



3.05%



3.73%



3.90%



4.94%

Net charge-offs for quarter to average loans,















   annualized


0.02%



0.14%



0.59%



0.50%



0.46%

A further breakout of nonaccrual loans, excluding covered loans, at March 31, 2014, December 31, 2013 and March 31, 2013 is below:

NON-COVERED NONACCRUAL LOANS












(Dollars in thousands)

March 31, 2014


December 31, 2013


March 31, 2013



Amount

% of Non-

Covered

Loans


Amount

% of Non-

Covered

Loans


Amount

% of Non-

Covered

Loans

Mortgage loans on real estate:













Residential 1-4 family

$

4,153

0.70%


$

4,229

0.71%


$

5,717

0.99%


Commercial


2,208

0.37%



1,382

0.23%



3,853

0.67%


Construction and land development


5,907

0.99%



5,882

0.99%



8,772

1.51%


Second mortgages


225

0.04%



225

0.04%



141

0.02%


Multifamily


-

-


-

-

-



-

-


Agriculture


-

-



205

0.03%



234

0.04%


   Total real estate loans


12,493

2.10%



11,923

2.00%



18,717

3.23%

Commercial loans


57

0.01%



127

0.02%



161

0.03%

Consumer installment loans


95

0.02%



55

0.01%



85

0.01%

All other loans


-

-



-

-



-

-


   Gross loans

$

12,645

2.13%


$

12,105

2.03%


$

18,963

3.27%

Capital Requirements

Total shareholders' equity increased $4.0 million in the first quarter of 2014 and was $110.6 million at March 31, 2014.  The Company's ratio of total risk-based capital was 17.3% at March 31, 2014 compared with 16.8% at December 31, 2013.  The tier 1 risk-based capital ratio was 16.1% at March 31, 2014 and 15.6% at December 31, 2013. The Company's tier 1 leverage ratio was 10.1% at March 31, 2014 and 9.5% at December 31, 2013.  All capital ratios exceed regulatory minimums to be considered well capitalized. 

Following quarter end, on April 23, 2014, the Company repaid the remaining $10,680,000 of its TARP preferred stock from the U.S. Department of the Treasury.  The Company funded the repurchase through a third-party loan.  All Capital ratios will remain well above regulatory minimums upon the retirement of this TARP Capital.

Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

The Company will host a conference call for the financial community on Friday, April 25, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss the first quarter 2014 financial results. The public is invited to listen to this conference call by dialing 877-870-4263 at least five minutes prior to the call.  Interested parties may also listen to this conference call through the internet by accessing the "Corporate Overview – Corporate Profile" page of the Company's internet site at www.cbtrustcorp.com.

A replay of the conference call will be available from 12:00 noon Eastern Time on April 25, 2014, until 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on May 5, 2014. The replay will be available by dialing 877-344-7529 and entering access code 10044104 or  through the internet by accessing the "Corporate Overview – Corporate Profile" page of the Company's internet site at www.cbtrustcorp.com.

About Community Bankers Trust Corporation and Essex Bank

Community Bankers Trust Corporation is the holding company for Essex Bank, a Virginia state bank with 21 full-service offices, 14 of which are in Virginia and seven of which are in Maryland.  The Bank also operates two loan production offices in Virginia.  The Bank opened a new branch office in Annapolis, Maryland on March 25, 2014 and a branch office at its new headquarters in Richmond, Virginia on April 7, 2014.

Additional information on the Bank is available on the Bank's website at www.essexbank.com.  For information on Community Bankers Trust Corporation, please visit its website at www.cbtrustcorp.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements, within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements with respect to the Company's operations, performance, future strategy and goals. Actual results may differ materially from those included in the forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including, without limitation, the effects of and changes in the following: the quality or composition of the Company's loan or investment portfolios, including collateral values and the repayment abilities of  borrowers and issuers; assumptions that underlie the Company's allowance for loan losses; general economic and market conditions, either nationally or in the Company's market areas; the interest rate environment; competitive pressures among banks and financial institutions or from companies outside the banking industry; real estate values; the demand for deposit, loan, and investment products and other financial services; the demand, development and acceptance of new products and services; the performance of vendors or other parties with which the Company does business; time and costs associated with de novo branching, acquisitions, dispositions and similar transactions; the realization of gains and expense savings from acquisitions, dispositions and similar transactions; assumptions and estimates that underlie the accounting for loan pools under the shared-loss agreements; consumer profiles and spending and savings habits; levels of fraud in the banking industry; the level of attempted cyber attacks in the banking industry; the securities and credit markets; costs associated with the integration of banking and other internal operations; the soundness of other financial institutions with which the Company does business; inflation; technology; and legislative and regulatory requirements.  Many of these factors and additional risks and uncertainties are described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013 and other reports filed from time to time by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release speaks only as of its date, and the Company disclaims any duty to update the information in it.

Consolidated Balance Sheets









Unaudited Condensed









(Dollars in thousands)










March 31, 2014


December 31, 2013


March 31, 2013

     Assets









Cash and due from banks

$

11,139


$

10,857


$

10,477

Interest bearing bank deposits


27,782



12,978



13,591

  Total cash and cash equivalents


38,921



23,835



24,068










Securities available for sale, at fair value


271,345



265,777



274,090

Securities held to maturity


26,625



28,563



38,677

Equity securities, restricted, at cost


7,772



8,358



7,198

  Total securities


305,742



302,698



319,965










Loans held for sale


-



100



1,145










Loans not covered by FDIC shared-loss agreements


593,610



596,173



579,807

Loans covered by FDIC shared-loss agreements


71,860



73,275



82,364

Allowance for loan losses (non-covered)


(10,410)



(10,444)



(12,258)

Allowance for loan losses (covered)


(484)



(484)



(484)

  Net loans


654,576



658,520



649,429










Bank premises and equipment


29,139



27,872



33,237

Other real estate owned, non-covered


5,439



6,244



9,712

Other real estate owned, covered by FDIC


3,211



2,692



2,483

FDIC receivable


433



368



750

Bank owned life insurance


20,956



20,795



20,274

Core deposit intangibles, net


6,144



6,621



9,731

FDIC indemnification asset


23,846



25,409



31,517

Other assets 


13,295



14,378



14,790

    Total assets

$

1,101,702


$

1,089,532


$

1,117,101










     Liabilities









Deposits:









    Noninterest bearing


73,935



70,132



81,330

    Interest bearing


831,233



822,209



860,728

      Total deposits


905,168



892,341



942,058










Federal funds purchased and securities sold under

agreements to repurchase


-



6,000



992

Federal Home Loan Bank advances


76,946



77,125



49,654

Trust preferred capital notes


4,124



4,124



4,124

Other liabilities


4,817



3,283



3,938

    Total liabilities


991,055



982,873



1,000,766










     Shareholders' Equity









Preferred stock (5,000,000 shares authorized $0.01 par

value; 10,680, 10,680 and 17,680 shares issued and

outstanding, respectively)


10,680



10,680



17,680

     Discount on preferred stock


-



-



(176)

     Warrants on preferred stock


1,037



1,037



1,037

Common stock (200,000,000 shares authorized $0.01

par value; 21,720,221 shares issued and outstanding at

March 31, 2014)


217



217



218

Additional paid in capital


144,747



144,656



144,463

Accumulated deficit


(44,163)



(45,822)



(49,564)

Accumulated other comprehensive income


(1,871)



(4,109)



2,677

   Total shareholders' equity

$

110,647


$

106,659


$

116,335

   Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

1,101,702


$

1,089,532


$

1,117,101

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Income











Unaudited Condensed











(Dollars in thousands)


Three

months

ended

Three months ended



March 31, 

2014


December 31,

2013


September 30,

2013


June 30,

2013


March 31,

2013

 Interest and dividend income 











 Interest and fees on loans 

$

7,051

$

7,050

$

7,513

$

7,622

$

7,511

 Interest and fees on FDIC covered loans 


2,961


2,994


3,538


2,745


2,659

 Interest on federal funds sold 


-


-


-


1


2

 Interest on deposits in other banks 


13


25


11


14


8

 Investments (taxable) 


1,698


1,976


1,934


1,945


1,838

 Investments (nontaxable) 


156


172


175


164


148

 Total interest income 


11,879


12,217


13,171


12,491


12,166

 Interest expense 











 Interest on deposits 


1,408


1,501


1,568


1,600


1,701

 Interest on short-term borrowings 


1


-


1


2


1

 Interest on other borrowed funds 


161


143


180


189


192

 Total interest expense 


1,570


1,644


1,749


1,791


1,894












 Net interest income 


10,309


10,573


11,422


10,700


10,272












 Provision for loan losses 


-


-


-


-


-

 Net interest income after provision for loan

 losses 


10,309


10,573


11,422


10,700


10,272












 Noninterest income 











 Gain/(loss) on sale of securities, net 


355


72


38


130


278

 Service charges on deposit accounts 


489


634


741


701


663

 Gain/(loss) on sale of other loans, net 


48


255


(614)


-


-

 Other  


409


506


428


507


385

                 Total noninterest income 


1,301


1,467


593


1,338


1,326












 Noninterest expense 











 Salaries and employee benefits 


3,923


3,991


4,096


3,901


3,993

 Occupancy expenses 


648


647


690


717


663

 Equipment expenses 


219


248


276


247


267

 Legal fees 


28


20


24


38


13

 Professional fees 


107


49


52


139


50

 FDIC assessment 


207


228


225


223


167

 Data processing fees 


494


505


485


551


537

 FDIC indemnification asset amortization 


1,498


1,640


1,716


1,592


1,501

 Amortization of intangibles 


477


506


565


566


565

 Other real estate expenses 


283


828


(33)


502


737

 Other operating expenses 


1,294


1,724


1,337


1,282


1,218

 Total noninterest expense 


9,178


10,386


9,433


9,758


9,711












 Net income before income taxes 


2,432


1,654


2,582


2,280


1,887

 Income tax expense 


709


461


800


673


563

 Net income 


1,723


1,193


1,782


1,607


1,324

 Dividends on preferred stock 


65


235


208


221


221

 Accretion of discount on preferred stock 


-


44


73


59


58

 Net income available to common 











    shareholders 

$

1,658

$

914

$

1,501

$

1,327

$

1,045

 

NET INTEREST MARGIN ANALYSIS
























AVERAGE BALANCE SHEETS
























(Dollars in thousands)


























Three months ended March 31, 2014


Three months ended December 31, 2013


Three months ended March 31, 2013









Average








Average








Average



Average


Interest


Rates


Average


Interest


Rates


Average


Interest


Rates



Balance


Income/


Earned/


Balance


Income/


Earned/


Balance


Income/


Earned/



Sheet


Expense


Paid


Sheet


Expense


Paid


Sheet


Expense


Paid

ASSETS:

























Loans, including fees

$

595,614


$

7,051


4.80%


$

585,461


$

7,050


4.78%


$

579,635


$

7,511


5.26%


Loans covered by FDIC loss share


72,770



2,961


16.50%



75,252



2,994


15.79%



82,776



2,659


13.03%


     Total loans


668,384



10,012


6.08%



660,713



10,044


6.03%



662,411



10,170


6.23%


Interest bearing bank balances


16,309



13


0.31%



35,304



25


0.28%



16,402



8


0.20%


Federal funds sold


-



-


-



783



0


0.10%



9,811



2


0.10%


Investments (taxable)


279,295



1,698


2.43%



283,516



1,976


2.79%



300,001



1,838


2.45%


Investments (tax exempt)


20,038



237


4.71%



21,349



260


4.88%



17,903



225


5.02%


     Total earning assets


984,026



11,960


4.93%



1,001,665



12,305


4.87%



1,006,528



12,243


4.93%


Allowance for loan losses


(10,955)








(11,133)








(13,470)







Non-earning assets


113,705








128,596








132,378







     Total assets

$

1,086,776







$

1,119,128







$

1,125,436































LIABILITIES AND 

























SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

























Demand - interest bearing

$

190,804


$

142


0.30%


$

220,656


$

168


0.30%


$

245,714


$

191


0.32%


Savings


75,601



66


0.35%



79,572



70


0.35%



78,377



62


0.32%


Time deposits


555,867



1,200


0.88%



564,191



1,263


0.89%



551,125



1,448


1.07%


     Total deposits


822,272



1,408


0.69%



864,419



1,501


0.69%



875,216



1,701


0.79%


Short-term borrowings


1,134



1


0.51%



107



-


0.00%



329



1


0.72%


FHLB and other borrowings


81,233



161


0.80%



61,950



143


0.92%



53,938



192


1.45%


     Total interest-bearing liabilities


904,639



1,570


0.70%



926,476



1,644


0.70%



929,483



1,894


0.83%


Non-interest bearing deposits


68,594








80,172








75,551







Other liabilities


3,921








3,874








4,117







     Total liabilities


977,154








1,010,522








1,009,151







Shareholders' equity


109,622








108,606








116,285







     Total liabilities and 

























     stockholders' equity

$

1,086,776







$

1,119,128







$

1,125,436







Net interest earnings




$

10,390







$

10,661







$

10,349




Interest spread







4.23%








4.17%








4.10%


Net interest margin







4.28%








4.22%








4.17%

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The information below presents certain financial information determined by methods other than in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP). Common tangible book value equals total shareholders' equity less preferred stock, goodwill and identifiable intangible assets, and common tangible book value per share is computed by dividing common tangible book value by the number of common shares outstanding. Common tangible assets equal total assets less preferred stock, goodwill and identifiable intangible assets.

Management believes that common tangible book value and the ratio of common tangible book value to common tangible assets are meaningful because they are some of the measures that the Company and investors use to assess capital adequacy. Management believes that presenting the change in common tangible book value per share, the change in stock price to common tangible book value per share, and the change in the ratio of common tangible book value to common tangible assets provide meaningful period-to-period comparisons of these measures.

These measures are a supplement to GAAP used to prepare the Company's financial statements and should not be viewed as a substitute for GAAP measures. In addition, the Company's non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to non-GAAP measures of other companies. The following table reconciles these non-GAAP measures from their respective GAAP basis measures.





March 31,

2014


December 31, 

2013


March 31,

2013



Common Tangible Book Value








Total stockholder's equity

$       110,647,000


$       106,659,000


$       116,335,000



Preferred stock (net)

11,717,000


11,717,000


18,541,000



Core deposit intangible (net)

6,144,000


6,621,000


9,731,000



Common tangible book value

92,786,000


88,321,000


88,063,000



Shares outstanding

21,720,221


21,709,096


21,682,963



Common tangible book value per share

$                    4.27


$                    4.07


$                    4.06











Stock Price

$                    4.02


$                    3.76


$                    3.29











Price/common tangible book

94.1%


92.4%


81.0%











Common tangible book/common tangible assets








Total assets

$    1,101,702,000


$    1,089,532,000


$    1,117,101,000



Preferred stock (net)

11,717,000


11,717,000


18,541,000



Core deposit intangible

6,144,000


6,621,000


9,731,000



Common tangible assets

1,083,841,000


1,077,194,000


1,088,829,000



Common tangible book

92,786,000


88,321,000


88,063,000



Common tangible equity to assets

8.56%


8.20%


8.09%


 

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