Glen Burnie Bancorp (“Bancorp”) (NASDAQ: GLBZ), the bank holding company for The Bank of Glen Burnie (“Bank”), today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021. Net income for the first quarter was $0.59 million, or $0.21 per basic and diluted common share, as compared to $0.27 million, or $0.09 per basic and diluted common share for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020.

Net loan balances decreased by $8.4 million, or 3.32%, during the three-month period ended March 31, 2021, driven primarily by a $6.0 million decline in the indirect automobile loan portfolio. Since the end of 2020, loan payoffs are creating significant headwinds and margin compression. On March 31, 2021, Bancorp had total assets of $436.7 million. Bancorp, the oldest independent commercial bank in Anne Arundel County, paid its 115th consecutive quarterly dividend on April 30, 2021.

“I am pleased to report outstanding results for the first quarter, highlighted by solid net income, continued strong asset quality metrics and linked quarter deposit growth of 5.5%, despite the continuing margin compression from persistently low interest rates. Our continued efforts to control interest expense, and deploy excess cash helped mitigate our declining net interest margin. Our credit quality and regulatory ratios remain strong and we are well-positioned for continued growth as our markets continue to show signs of recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said John D. Long, President and Chief Executive Officer. “The increase in our net income and earnings per share were primarily due to the $324,000 decrease in provision for credit losses, resulting from a reversal of provision of $80,000 for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020, compared to a $404,000 reversal of provision for the same period in 2021. This was largely due to our continued strong asset quality metrics reflecting better performance trends within the loan portfolio, overall improvement in economic conditions, including lower unemployment levels, and improvement in the economic forecast for March 2021 when compared to March 2020 under the Current Expected Credit Loss (“CECL”) accounting standard.”

Commenting on the first quarter results, Mr. Long continued, “As vaccine distribution is accelerated and Maryland counties begin to reopen and allow increased capacity for businesses, we are confident that most of our business customers will resume operating at full capacity. The focus in managing risks and maintaining safe and sound banking operations will continue to remain our highest priority.”

In closing, Mr. Long added, “In these very unusual times, our strength and resolve enable us to take exceptional care of our customers, employees and communities. Based on our capital levels, conservative underwriting policies, on- and off-balance sheet liquidity, strong loan diversification, and current economic conditions within the markets we serve, management expects to navigate the uncertainties associated with the pandemic and remain well-capitalized. We are closely monitoring the rapid developments regarding the pandemic and remain confident in our long-term strategic vision.”

Highlights for the First Three Months of 2021

Total interest income declined $0.3 million, or 9.7% to $3.2 million, driven by decreases in interest income on loans, partially offset by increases in interest income on investment securities, consistent with declines and increases, respectively, in the balances of these portfolios. Also contributing to the lower total interest income were lower market rates earned on overnight funds. Beyond pricing pressure/competition and the absolute low level of rates, the current economic outlook and prospects of a sustained historic low interest rate environment will likely continue to place pressure on net interest margin. Exacerbating the above, the Company has maintained significantly higher levels of excess balance sheet liquidity during the first quarter of 2021.

Effective January 1, 2021, the Company adopted the CECL accounting standard. The Company’s financial statements for periods prior to January 1, 2021, were prepared under the previous incurred loss accounting standard. The adoption of the CECL accounting standard during the first quarter of 2021 required us to recognize a one-time cumulative adjustment to our allowance for credit losses and a liability for potential losses related to the unfunded portion of our loans and commitments in order to fully transition from the incurred loss model to the CECL model. With the adoption of the CECL standard, we increased the balance of our allowance for credit losses related to outstanding loans by $1.6 million and increased our allowance for potential losses related to the unfunded portion of our loans and commitments by $0.5 million. The after-tax effect of this is a reduction of our retained earnings of $1.5 million.

As a result of minimal charge-offs, recoveries on previously charged off loans, reduction in our loan portfolio and strong credit discipline, we were able to recapture a portion of loan loss reserves in the first quarter of 2021.   Bancorp has strong liquidity and capital positions that provide ample capacity for future growth, along with the Bank’s total regulatory capital to risk weighted assets of 14.54% on March 31, 2021, as compared to 13.33% for the same period of 2020.

Return on average assets for the three-month period ended March 31, 2021 was 0.58%, as compared to 0.28% for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020. Return on average equity for the three-month period ended March 31, 2021 was 6.68%, as compared to 2.98% for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020.   Higher net income offset by lower average asset balances primarily drove the higher return on average assets, while higher net income primarily drove the higher return on average equity.

The book value per share of Bancorp’s common stock was $11.77 on March 31, 2021, as compared to $12.67 per share on March 31, 2020. The decrease primarily resulted from the CECL transition adjustment and unrealized losses on the Company’s fixed rate available for sale securities.

On March 31, 2021, the Bank remained above all “well-capitalized” regulatory requirement levels. The Bank’s tier 1 risk-based capital ratio was approximately 13.68% on March 31, 2021, as compared to 12.63% on March 31, 2020. Liquidity remained strong due to managed cash and cash equivalents, borrowing lines with the FHLB of Atlanta, the Federal Reserve and correspondent banks, and the size and composition of the bond portfolio.

Balance Sheet Review

Total assets were $436.7 million on March 31, 2021, an increase of $17.2 million or 4.11%, from $419.5 million on December 31, 2020.   Investment securities were $134.9 million on March 31, 2021, an increase of $20.8 million or 18.28%, from $114.0 million on December 31, 2020.   Loans, net of deferred fees and costs, were $246.9 million on March 31, 2021, a decrease of $6.9 million or 2.73%, from $253.8 million on December 31, 2020.   Cash and cash equivalents increased $3.4 million or 9.11%, from December 31, 2020 to March 31, 2021.  

Total deposits were $368.9 million on March 31, 2021, an increase of $19.3 million or 5.52%, from $349.6 million on December 31, 2020. Noninterest-bearing deposits were $147.8 million on March 31, 2021, an increase of $15.2 million or 11.46%, from $132.6 million on December 31, 2020. Noninterest-bearing demand deposit balances increased, as customers maintained higher levels of liquidity due to economic uncertainty and increased stimulus payments. Interest-bearing deposits were $221.1 million on March 31, 2021, an increase of $4.1 million or 1.89%, from $217.0 million on December 31, 2020. Total borrowings were $31.2 million on March 31, 2021, an increase of $1.3 million or 4.45%, from $29.9 million on December 31, 2020.

As of March 31, 2021, total stockholders’ equity was $33.5 million (7.67% of total assets), equivalent to a book value of $11.77 per common share. Total stockholders’ equity on December 31, 2020, was $37.1 million (8.84% of total assets), equivalent to a book value of $13.05 per common share. The reductions in the ratios of stockholders’ equity to total assets was due to higher asset balances from increased levels of cash equivalents and investment securities, along with decreases to equity from the decline in market value of the Company’s available-for-sale securities portfolio and the $1.5 million impact of the adoption of the CECL accounting standard for credit losses. Included in stockholders’ equity on March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, were unrealized gains (net of taxes) on the Company’s available-for-sale investment securities and derivative contracts totaling $0.5 million and unrealized losses (net of taxes) of $1.9 million, respectively. This decrease in unrealized gains primarily resulted from increasing market interest rates during the first quarter of 2021, which decreased the fair value of the investment securities.

Asset quality, which has trended within a narrow range over the past several years, has remained sound and reflected no pandemic-related impact on March 31, 2021. Nonperforming assets, which consist of nonaccrual loans, troubled debt restructurings, accruing loans past due 90 days or more, and other real estate owned, represented 1.15% of total assets on March 31, 2021, as compared to 1.22% on December 31, 2020.   The allowance for credit losses was $2.9 million, or 1.18% of total loans, as of March 31, 2021, compared to $1.5 million, or 0.58% of total loans, as of December 31, 2020. The reserve for unfunded commitments was $478,000 as of March 31, 2021 compared to $33,000 as of December 31, 2020. Net recoveries of previously charged off loans were $274,000 or 0.44% of average loans on an annualized basis for the quarter ended March 31, 2021, compared to net recoveries of $240,000 or 0.36% of average loans on an annualized basis for the quarter ended December 31, 2020.

Review of Financial Results

For the three-month periods ended March 31, 2021 and 2020

Net income for the three-month period ended March 31, 2021 was $0.59 million, as compared to $0.27 million for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020. The increase was predominantly driven by credit reserve releases of $404,000 compared to credit reserve releases of $80,000 in the prior year.

Net interest income for the three-month period ended March 31, 2021 totaled $2.88 million, as compared to $3.05 million for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020. Average earning-asset balances increased $33 million to $399 million for the three-month period ended March 31, 2021, as compared to $366 million for the same period of 2020.   Although deposit driven excess liquidity fueled average interest-earning asset growth, competitive loan origination pressures as well as a low interest rate environment drove the decrease in average interest-earning asset yields.

Net interest margin for the three-month period ended March 31, 2021 was 2.93%, as compared to 3.34% for the same period of 2020, a decrease of 0.41%. Higher average balances combined with lower yields on interest-earning assets, and lower cost of funds on interest-bearing liabilities and higher noninterest-bearing deposits were the primary drivers of the results. The average balance on interest-earning assets increased $33 million while the yield decreased 0.66%. The cost of funds decreased 0.22% from 0.53% to 0.31%.   While the strong deposit inflows are creating excess liquidity in the short-term that impacts our net interest margin, we believe we are well positioned to generate higher revenue in the future as these funds are redeployed into higher yielding earning assets.

The negative provision for loan losses for the three-month period ended March 31, 2021 was $404,000, as compared to a negative provision of $80,000 for the same period of 2020. The decrease for the three-month period ended March 31, 2021, when compared to the three-month period ended March 31, 2020, primarily reflects a $40.4 million decrease in the reservable balance of the loan portfolio (excluding PPP loans) and $343,000 decrease in net charge offs.

Noninterest income for the three-month period ended March 31, 2021 was $247,000, as compared to $255,000 for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020.

For the three-month period ended March 31, 2021, noninterest expense was $2.83 million, as compared to $3.04 million for the three-month period ended March 31, 2020. The primary contributors to the $0.21 million decrease, when compared to the three-month period ended March 31, 2020 were decreases in salary and employee benefits, occupancy and equipment expenses, legal, accounting, and other professional fees, loan collection costs and other expenses, offset by increases in data processing and item processing services and telephone costs.

For the three-month period ended March 31, 2021, income tax expense was $106,000 compared with $75,000 for the same period a year earlier. The effective tax rate was 15.20%, compared with 21.91% for the same period a year ago.  

Glen Burnie Bancorp Information

Glen Burnie Bancorp is a bank holding company headquartered in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Founded in 1949, The Bank of Glen Burnie® is a locally owned community bank with 8 branch offices serving Anne Arundel County. The Bank is engaged in the commercial and retail banking business including the acceptance of demand and time deposits, and the origination of loans to individuals, associations, partnerships, and corporations. The Bank’s real estate financing consists of residential first and second mortgage loans, home equity lines of credit and commercial mortgage loans. The Bank also originates automobile loans through arrangements with local automobile dealers. Additional information is available at www.thebankofglenburnie.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements contained herein that are not historical financial information, may be deemed to constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, which could cause the Company’s actual results in the future to differ materially from its historical results and those presently anticipated or projected. These statements are evidenced by terms such as “anticipate,” “estimate,” “should,” “expect,” “believe,” “intend,” and similar expressions. Although these statements reflect management’s good faith beliefs and projections, they are not guarantees of future performance and they may not prove true. For a more complete discussion of these and other risk factors, please see the Company’s reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

         
GLEN BURNIE BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY        
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS          
(dollars in thousands)          
           
  March 31,   March 31,   December 31,
    2021       2020       2020  
  (unaudited)   (unaudited)   (audited)
ASSETS          
Cash and due from banks $ 2,130     $ 2,658     $ 2,117  
Interest bearing deposits in other financial institutions   38,344       15,413       34,976  
   Total Cash and Cash Equivalents   40,474       18,071       37,093  
           
Investment securities available for sale, at fair value   134,897       70,172       114,049  
Restricted equity securities, at cost   1,062       1,199       1,199  
           
Loans, net of deferred fees and costs   246,853       276,960       253,772  
   Less: Allowance for credit losses(1)   (2,921 )     (1,918 )     (1,476 )
   Loans, net   243,932       275,042       252,296  
           
Real estate acquired through foreclosure   575       705       575  
Premises and equipment, net   3,793       3,900       3,853  
Bank owned life insurance   8,219       8,062       8,181  
Deferred tax assets, net   1,646       611       142  
Accrued interest receivable   1,277       970       1,302  
Accrued taxes receivable   75       1,174       116  
Prepaid expenses   410       374       318  
Other assets   364       220       362  
   Total Assets $ 436,724     $ 380,500     $ 419,486  
           
LIABILITIES          
Noninterest-bearing deposits $ 147,822     $ 113,264     $ 132,626  
Interest-bearing deposits   221,101       208,516       216,994  
   Total Deposits   368,923       321,780       349,620  
           
Short-term borrowings   31,244       20,000       29,912  
Defined pension liability   290       323       285  
Accrued expenses and other liabilities   2,792       2,540       2,576  
   Total Liabilities   403,249       344,643       382,393  
           
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY          
Common stock, par value $1, authorized 15,000,000 shares, issued and outstanding 2,845,104, 2,842,040, and 2,830,358 shares as of March 31, 2021, December 31, 2020, and March 31, 2020, respectively.   2,845       2,830       2,842  
Additional paid-in capital   10,670       10,554       10,640  
Retained earnings   21,909       22,522       23,071  
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) gain   (1,949 )     (49 )     540  
   Total Stockholders' Equity   33,475       35,857       37,093  
   Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity $ 436,724     $ 380,500     $ 419,486  
           
(1) Effective January 1, 2021, the Company applied ASU 2016-13, Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (“ASC 326”), such that the allowance calculation is based on current expected credit loss methodology (“CECL”). Prior to January 1, 2021, the calculation was based on incurred loss methodology.
 
GLEN BURNIE BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)
(unaudited)
       
    Three Months Ended March 31,
  2021(unaudited)   2020(unaudited)
Interest income      
Interest and fees on loans $ 2,637     $ 3,071  
Interest and dividends on securities   505       381  
Interest on deposits with banks and federal funds sold   19       47  
   Total Interest Income   3,161       3,499  
       
Interest expense      
Interest on deposits   168       325  
Interest on short-term borrowings   116       126  
   Total Interest Expense   284       451  
       
   Net Interest Income   2,877       3,048  
Provision (release) for credit losses   (404 )     (80 )
   Net interest income after provision (release)   3,281       3,128  
       
Noninterest income      
Service charges on deposit accounts   40       56  
Other fees and commissions   169       159  
Gain on securities sold/redeemed   -       1  
Income on life insurance   38       39  
   Total Noninterest Income   247       255  
       
Noninterest expenses      
Salary and employee benefits   1,630       1,705  
Occupancy and equipment expenses   302       331  
Legal, accounting and other professional fees   213       252  
Data processing and item processing services   257       234  
FDIC insurance costs   42       51  
Advertising and marketing related expenses   22       25  
Loan collection costs   6       67  
Telephone costs   77       47  
Other expenses   279       328  
   Total Noninterest Expenses   2,828       3,040  
       
Income before income taxes   700       343  
Income tax expense   (106 )     (75 )
       
   Net income $ 594     $ 268  
       
Basic and diluted net income per common share $ 0.21     $ 0.09  
       
GLEN BURNIE BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY          
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
For the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020          
(dollars in thousands)                  
                   
              Accumulated    
      Additional       Other   Total
  Common   Paid-in   Retained   Comprehensive   Stockholders'
  Stock   Capital   Earnings   (Loss)   Equity
Balance, December 31, 2019 $ 2,827   $ 10,525   $ 22,537     $ (209 )   $ 35,680  
                   
Net income   -     -     268       -       268  
Cash dividends, $0.10 per share   -     -     (283 )     -       (283 )
Dividends reinvested under dividend reinvestment plan   3     29     -       -       32  
Other comprehensive income   -     -     -       160       160  
Balance, March 31, 2020 $ 2,830   $ 10,554   $ 22,522     $ (49 )   $ 35,857  
                   
                   
              Accumulated    
      Additional       Other   Total
  Common   Paid-in   Retained   Comprehensive   Stockholders'
  Stock   Capital   Earnings   Income/(Loss)   Equity
Balance, December 31, 2020 $ 2,842   $ 10,640   $ 23,071     $ 540     $ 37,093  
                   
Net income   -     -     594       -       594  
Cash dividends, $0.10 per share   -     -     (284 )     -       (284 )
Dividends reinvested under dividend reinvestment plan   3     30         -       33  
Transition adjustment pursuant to adoption of ASU 2016-3 to adoption of ASU 2016-3           (1,472 )         (1,472 )
Other comprehensive loss   -     -     -       (2,489 )     (2,489 )
Balance, March 31, 2021 $ 2,845   $ 10,670   $ 21,909     $ (1,949 )   $ 33,475  
                   
THE BANK OF GLEN BURNIE                
CAPITAL RATIOS                      
(dollars in thousands)                      
                       
                    To Be Well
                    Capitalized Under
            To Be Considered     Prompt Corrective
            Adequately Capitalized     Action Provisions
  Amount Ratio   Amount Ratio   Amount Ratio
As of March 31, 2021:                      
(unaudited)                      
Common Equity Tier 1 Capital $ 36,425 13.68 %   $ 11,982 4.50 %   $ 17,307 6.50 %
Total Risk-Based Capital $ 38,720 14.54 %   $ 21,302 8.00 %   $ 26,627 10.00 %
Tier 1 Risk-Based Capital $ 36,425 13.68 %   $ 15,976 6.00 %   $ 21,302 8.00 %
Tier 1 Leverage $ 36,425 8.99 %   $ 16,206 4.00 %   $ 20,257 5.00 %
                       
As of December 31, 2020:                      
(unaudited)                      
Common Equity Tier 1 Capital $ 36,442 13.09 %   $ 12,532 4.50 %   $ 18,101 6.50 %
Total Risk-Based Capital $ 37,951 13.63 %   $ 22,278 8.00 %   $ 27,848 10.00 %
Tier 1 Risk-Based Capital $ 36,442 13.09 %   $ 16,709 6.00 %   $ 22,278 8.00 %
Tier 1 Leverage $ 36,442 9.12 %   $ 15,980 4.00 %   $ 19,975 5.00 %
                       
As of March 31, 2020:                      
(unaudited)                      
Common Equity Tier 1 Capital $ 35,730 12.63 %   $ 12,726 4.50 %   $ 18,382 6.50 %
Total Risk-Based Capital $ 37,698 13.33 %   $ 22,624 8.00 %   $ 28,280 10.00 %
Tier 1 Risk-Based Capital $ 35,730 12.63 %   $ 16,968 6.00 %   $ 22,624 8.00 %
Tier 1 Leverage $ 35,730 9.34 %   $ 15,309 4.00 %   $ 19,137 5.00 %
                       
GLEN BURNIE BANCORP AND SUBSIDIARY    
SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA            
(dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)    
               
               
  Three Months Ended   Year Ended
  March 31,   December 31,   March 31,   December 31,
    2021       2020       2020       2020  
  (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
               
Financial Data              
Assets $ 436,724     $ 419,486     $ 380,500     $ 419,486  
Investment securities   134,897       114,049       70,172       114,049  
Loans, (net of deferred fees & costs)   246,853       253,772       276,960       253,772  
Allowance for loan losses   2,921       1,476       1,918       1,476  
Deposits   368,923       349,620       321,780       349,620  
Borrowings   31,244       29,912       20,000       29,912  
Stockholders' equity   33,475       37,093       35,857       37,093  
Net income   594       547       268       1,668  
               
Average Balances              
Assets $ 414,801     $ 413,056     $ 382,950       400,462  
Investment securities   118,606       115,209       70,779       88,088  
Loans, (net of deferred fees & costs)   248,920       262,976       281,335       277,074  
Deposits   355,538       344,508       320,606       336,394  
Borrowings   20,564       28,138       23,692       24,317  
Stockholders' equity   36,072       37,496       36,163       37,067  
               
Performance Ratios              
Annualized return on average assets   0.58 %     0.53 %     0.28 %     0.42 %
Annualized return on average equity   6.68 %     5.80 %     2.98 %     4.50 %
Net interest margin   2.93 %     3.19 %     3.34 %     3.18 %
Dividend payout ratio   48 %     52 %     105 %     68 %
Book value per share $ 11.77     $ 13.05     $ 12.67     $ 13.05  
Basic and diluted net income per share   0.21       0.19       0.09       0.59  
Cash dividends declared per share   0.10       0.10       0.10       0.40  
Basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding   2,843,775       2,840,718       2,829,375       2,835,037  
               
Asset Quality Ratios              
Allowance for loan losses to loans   1.18 %     0.58 %     0.69 %     0.58 %
Nonperforming loans to avg. loans   1.79 %     1.72 %     1.46 %     1.63 %
Allowance for loan losses to nonaccrual & 90+ past due loans   65.5 %     32.6 %     46.7 %     32.6 %
Net charge-offs annualize to avg. loans   -0.44 %     -0.36 %     0.10 %     -0.04 %
               
Capital Ratios              
Common Equity Tier 1 Capital   13.68 %     13.09 %     12.63 %     13.09 %
Tier 1 Risk-based Capital Ratio   13.68 %     13.09 %     12.63 %     13.09 %
Leverage Ratio   8.99 %     9.12 %     9.34 %     9.12 %
Total Risk-Based Capital Ratio   14.54 %     13.63 %     13.33 %     13.63 %
For further information contact:

Jeffrey D. Harris, Chief Financial Officer
410-768-8883
jdharris@bogb.net
106 Padfield Blvd
Glen Burnie, MD 21061
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