Press Release

Salisbury Bancorp, Inc. Reports Results for Third Quarter 2021

Company Release - 10/20/2021 12:17 PM ET
  • Third Quarter 2021 Net Income of $1.21 per Basic Common Share
  • Gross Loan Balances Increased $47 Million, or 5%, During Third Quarter 2021 1
  • Non-performing Assets were 0.34% of Total Assets Compared with 0.44% at December 31, 2020
  • Common Equity Tier 1 and Total Risk-Based Capital Ratios of 12.95% and 14.20%, Respectively

LAKEVILLE, Conn., Oct. 20, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Salisbury Bancorp, Inc. (“Salisbury”), (NASDAQ Capital Market: “SAL”), the holding company for Salisbury Bank and Trust Company (the “Bank”), announced results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2021.

Net income available to common shareholders was $3.4 million, or $1.21 per basic common share, for Salisbury’s third quarter ended September 30, 2021 (third quarter 2021), compared with $4.3 million, or $1.53 per basic common share, for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021 (second quarter 2021), and $4.3 million, or $1.53 per basic common share, for the third quarter ended September 30, 2020 (third quarter 2020). Net income for third quarter 2021 included a provision for loan losses of $0.4 million compared with a net release of credit reserves of $1.1 million in second quarter 2021.

Salisbury’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Richard J. Cantele, Jr., stated, “We reported solid results for the third quarter, which included robust organic growth in both our residential and commercial loan portfolios. Credit quality and capital ratios remained strong and loan payment deferrals declined to only two commercial loans at the end of the third quarter. We are cautiously optimistic that the business environment will remain favorable as we enter the fourth quarter and we are focused on driving disciplined loan growth across our markets. In September, we hired two commercial lenders and one residential lender as an integral part of this strategy. Salisbury Bank is well-positioned to meet the needs of our customers, and our employees remain committed to providing outstanding customer service.”

Net Interest and Dividend Income

Tax equivalent net interest income of $10.3 million for the third quarter 2021 increased $0.6 million, or 6.2%, versus second quarter 2021, and increased $0.2 million, or 2.4% compared with third quarter 2020. Tax equivalent interest income of $11.2 million for third quarter 2021 increased $0.4 million, or 3.6%, versus second quarter 2021 and was essentially unchanged from third quarter 2020.

The cost of interest-bearing liabilities of $0.8 million for third quarter 2021 decreased $0.2 million, or 20.9%, compared to second quarter 2021 and declined $0.2 million, or 22.4% from third quarter 2020. Interest expense for second quarter 2021 included approximately $180 thousand for interest and the amortization of issuance costs on subordinated debt, which Salisbury issued in 2015 and fully redeemed on May 28, 2021. Second quarter 2021 also included interest expense and issuance costs of $233 thousand on subordinated debt that Salisbury issued in March 2021.

Average earning assets of $1.4 billion for third quarter 2021 increased $32.8 million, or 2.4% from second quarter 2021, and increased $185.6 million, or 15.2%, versus third quarter 2020. The growth in average earning assets from comparative periods primarily reflected higher average short-term fund balances due to deposit growth and higher average balances in the available-for-sale portfolio. Average earning assets for third quarter 2021 included average PPP loan balances of $51.8 million, net of deferred fees, compared with $80.4 million in second quarter 2021 and $97.0 million in third quarter 2020. Average total interest bearing liabilities of $0.9 billion for third quarter 2021 decreased $9.6 million, or 1.0%, from second quarter 2021 primarily due to lower average subordinated debt and deposit balances. Average total interest bearing liabilities for third quarter 2021 increased $113.9 million, or 13.6%, versus third quarter 2020 primarily due to higher average deposit and subordinated debt balances, which were partially offset by lower average borrowings.

The tax equivalent net interest margin for third quarter 2021 was 2.92% compared with 2.82% for second quarter 2021 and 3.29% for third quarter 2020. Excluding the impact of PPP loans, the tax equivalent net interest margin for third quarter 2021 was 2.78% compared with 2.76% for second quarter 2021 and 3.35% for third quarter 2020. See SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION – Net Interest and Dividend Income on page 9 on this release for additional details.

Non-Interest Income

Non-interest income of $2.8 million for third quarter 2021 decreased $131 thousand versus second quarter 2021 and decreased $446 thousand versus third quarter 2020.

Trust and Wealth Advisory fees of $1.3 million for third quarter 2021 increased $32 thousand from second quarter 2021 and increased $218 thousand versus third quarter 2020. The increase from second quarter 2021 primarily reflected higher asset-based fees, which were partially offset by lower seasonal tax preparation fees. The increase from third quarter 2020 primarily reflected higher asset-based fees. Assets under administration were $973.2 million at September 30, 2021 compared with $944.3 million at December 31, 2020 and $748.2 million at September 30, 2020. Discretionary assets under administration of $608.2 million in third quarter 2021 increased from $555.0 million in fourth quarter 2020 and $515.0 million in third quarter 2020 primarily due to higher market valuations. Non-discretionary assets under administration of $365.0 million in third quarter 2021 decreased from $389.4 million in fourth quarter 2020 and increased from $233.2 million in third quarter 2020. The decline from fourth quarter 2020 primarily reflected the lower valuation of certain partnership assets under administration whereas the increase from third quarter 2020 reflected the addition of partnership assets under administration for an existing client relationship. The trust and wealth business records only a nominal annual fee on this non-discretionary relationship.

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1 Excludes loans granted under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) by the Small Business Administration (SBA).

Service charges and fees of $1.2 million for third quarter 2021 decreased $163 thousand versus second quarter 2021 and increased $500 thousand versus third quarter 2020. The decrease from second quarter 2021 primarily reflected lower loan prepayment fees whereas the increase from third quarter 2020 primarily reflected higher deposit fees. Salisbury waived approximately $289 thousand in deposit fees in third quarter 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Income from mortgage sales and servicing decreased $88 thousand versus second quarter 2021 and decreased $628 thousand versus third quarter 2020 due to lower sales volume of residential mortgage loans to Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston (FHLBB).

Non-interest income for the third quarter 2021 included BOLI income of $135 thousand compared with income of $125 thousand in second quarter 2021 and $719 thousand in third quarter 2020, which included a non-recurring non-taxable gain of $601 thousand for proceeds received due to the death of a covered former employee. Non-interest income for third quarter 2021 also included a pre-tax gain of $73 thousand primarily from the sale of Salisbury’s operations center in Canaan, Connecticut.

Non-Interest Expense

Non-interest expense of $8.3 million for third quarter 2021 increased $198 thousand versus second quarter 2021 and increased $1.0 million versus third quarter 2020. Compensation expense of $4.7 million for third quarter 2021 decreased $76 thousand from second quarter 2021 and increased $508 thousand versus third quarter 2020. The decrease from second quarter 2021 primarily reflected lower incentive and production accruals and lower benefits expense, which were partly offset by lower deferred loan origination expenses. The increase from third quarter 2020 primarily reflected higher salary and benefits expense and lower deferred loan origination expenses.

Excluding compensation, other non-interest expenses for third quarter 2021 increased $274 thousand from second quarter 2021 and increased $517 thousand from third quarter 2020. The increase from comparative quarters primarily reflected higher professional fees, higher FDIC insurance and higher marketing expenses. Expenses for third quarter 2021 also included a pre-tax loss of $144 thousand on the pending sale of the building housing the Bank’s branch in Poughkeepsie, New York. Upon completion of the sale, which is expected to occur in fourth quarter 2021, Salisbury will relocate this branch to leased space nearby. The increase in professional fees from second quarter 2021 reflected higher investment management, legal and consulting fees, which were partially offset by lower audit fees. The increase in professional fees from third quarter 2020 primarily reflected higher investment management fees. The increase in marketing costs reflected Salisbury’s ongoing web site redesign and branding initiatives.

The effective income tax rates for third quarter 2021, second quarter 2021 and third quarter 2020 were 20.1%, 21.2% and 17.3%, respectively. The higher tax rate in 2021 primarily reflected a lower mix of tax-exempt income from municipal bonds, tax advantaged loans and bank-owned life insurance on a comparatively higher level of pre-tax income.

Loans

Gross loans receivable of $1.1 billion at September 30, 2021 increased $25.6 million, or 2.4%, from second quarter 2021 and $26.0 million, or 2.5%, from third quarter 2020. Excluding PPP loans, gross loans receivable increased $46.8 million, or 4.8%, from second quarter 2021 and $85.2 million, or 9.0%, from third quarter 2020 reflecting strong growth in both the residential and commercial portfolios.

The increase in residential real estate balances during third quarter 2021 reflected continued strong origination volume and lower sales to FHLBB. Approximately $1.8 million of residential loans were sold to FHLB Boston in third quarter 2021 compared with $7.1 million during second quarter 2021 and $26.6 million in third quarter 2020. The ratio of gross loans to deposits for third quarter 2021 was 83.0% compared with 84.1% for second quarter 2021 and 95.4% for third quarter 2020. Balances by loan type for the comparative periods were as follows:

Loan Type   Q3 2021     Q2 2021     Q3 2020  
Residential Real Estate $ 454,468   $ 428,137   $ 429,221  
Commercial Real Estate   361,965     354,629     333,412  
Commercial & Industrial ex PPP Loans   167,528     156,849     137,589  
PPP Loans   40,652     61,908     99,859  
Commercial & Industrial – Total   208,180     218,757     237,448  
Farm Land   3,409     3,529     3,295  
Vacant Land   13,698     13,006     13,694  
Municipal   18,061     18,341     20,797  
Consumer   11,152     9,543     7,686  
Deferred (Fees)/Costs   (314)     (889)     (959)  
Gross Loans Receivable $ 1,070,619   $ 1,045,053   $ 1,044,594  
Gross Loans Receivable ex PPP $ 1,029,967   $ 983,145   $ 944,735  

Asset Quality

In March 2020, Salisbury implemented a loan payment deferral program which allowed residential, commercial and consumer borrowers, who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, to defer loan payments for up to three months. Customers may also apply for additional deferments. As of September 30, 2021, loan payments were deferred on 2 commercial loans ($3 million loan balance) compared with 10 commercial loan deferrals ($20 million loan balance) as of June 30, 2021. There were no outstanding residential and consumer loan deferrals as of September 30, 2021.

Non-performing assets were $5.0 million, or 0.34% of total assets at September 30, 2021, compared with $5.6 million, or 0.44% of total assets at December 31, 2020, and $4.7 million, or 0.36% of total assets, at September 30, 2020.   

The amount of total impaired and potential problem loans was $45.7 million, or 4.27% of gross loans receivable, at September 30, 2021 compared with $30.1 million, or 2.90% of gross loans receivable, at December 31, 2020 and $26.8 million, or 2.56% of gross loans receivable, at September 30, 2020. The increase from year-end 2020 primarily reflected the reduction of internal risk ratings on loans to certain borrowers in the hospitality and entertainment and recreation industries due to COVID-19.

Accruing loans receivable 30-to-89 days past due decreased to $909 thousand, or 0.08% of gross loans receivable, at September 30, 2021 compared with $6.9 million, or 0.66% of gross loans receivable, at December 31, 2020 and $1.6 million, or 0.16% of gross loans receivable, at September 30, 2020.

The allowance for loan losses for third quarter 2021 was $13.2 million compared with $12.7 million for second quarter 2021 and $13.8 million for fourth quarter 2020. The third quarter 2021 included a provision expense of $0.4 million compared with a net reserve release of $1.1 million in first quarter 2021 and a charge of $0.7 million in the third quarter 2020. The provision expense for third quarter 2021 was primarily driven by loan growth and changes to certain qualitative factors reflecting the continued increase in residential housing prices in the Bank’s market area and an increase in commercial construction loan exposure. Net loan (recoveries) charge-offs were ($60) thousand for the third quarter 2021, $103 thousand for second quarter 2021 and $87 thousand for the fourth quarter 2020. Reserve coverage, as measured by the ratio of the allowance for loan losses to gross loans, excluding PPP loans, was 1.28% for the third quarter 2021, versus 1.29% for second quarter 2021 and 1.44% for fourth quarter 2020. Similarly, reserve coverage, as measured by the ratio of the allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans was 263% for the third quarter 2021, versus 229% for second quarter 2021 and 244% for fourth quarter 2020.

Salisbury endeavors to work constructively to resolve its non-performing loan issues with customers. Substantially all non-performing loans are collateralized with real estate and the repayment of such loans is largely dependent on the return of such loans to performing status or the liquidation of the underlying real estate collateral.

Deposits and Borrowings

Deposits were $1.3 billion at September 30, 2021 compared with $1.1 billion at December 31, 2020 and $1.1 billion at September 30, 2020. Deposits at September 30, 2021 included brokered deposits, including CDARS one-way buys, of $7.9 compared with $18.0 million at December 31, 2020 and $18.0 million at September 30, 2020. Average total deposits for the third quarter 2021 were $1.3 billion compared with $1.3 billion for the second quarter 2021 and $1.1 billion for the third quarter 2020. Average total deposits for the third quarter 2021 included average brokered deposits of $7.8 million compared with $15.4 million for second quarter 2021 and $24.9 million for third quarter 2020.

Advances from FHLBB were $8.9 million at September 30, 2021 compared with $12.6 million and $43.9 million at December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020, respectively. Salisbury’s excess borrowing capacity at FHLBB was approximately $252 million at September 30, 2021.

Capital

Shareholders’ equity increased $1.8 million in the third quarter to $133.5 million at September 30, 2021 as net income of $3.5 million and restricted stock activity of $0.2 million were partly offset by common stock dividends paid of $0.9 million and unrealized losses in the available-for-sale securities portfolio of $1.0 million. Book value per common share increased $0.64 during the third quarter 2021 to $46.66 per share and increased $3.67 from the third quarter 2020. Tangible book value per common share increased $0.66 during third quarter 2021 to $41.67 and increased $3.80 from third quarter 2020.

The Bank’s regulatory capital ratios remain in compliance with regulatory “well capitalized” requirements. At September 30, 2021, the Bank’s Tier 1 leverage, total risk-based capital, and common equity tier 1 capital ratios were 9.31%, 14.20%, and 12.95%, respectively, compared with regulatory “well capitalized” minimums of 5.00%, 10.00%, and 6.5%, respectively.

During third quarter 2021, Salisbury did not repurchase any of its outstanding common stock pursuant to its stock repurchase plan adopted in March 2021, which authorizes Salisbury to repurchase Salisbury’s common stock in amounts up to an aggregate of five percent (5%) of the outstanding shares of Salisbury’s common stock from time to time over a period of twelve (12) months.

Dividend on Common Shares

The Board of Directors of Salisbury approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.31 per common share that will be paid on November 26, 2021 to shareholders of record as of November 12, 2021.

Background

Salisbury Bancorp, Inc. is the parent company of Salisbury Bank and Trust Company, a Connecticut chartered commercial bank serving the communities of northwestern Connecticut and proximate communities in New York and Massachusetts, since 1848, through full service branches in Canaan, Lakeville, Salisbury and Sharon, Connecticut; Great Barrington, South Egremont and Sheffield, Massachusetts; and Dover Plains, Fishkill, Millerton, Newburgh, New Paltz, Poughkeepsie, and Red Oaks Mill, New York. The Bank offers a broad spectrum of consumer and business banking products and services, as well as trust and wealth advisory services.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release may contain statements relating to Salisbury’s and the Bank’s future results that are considered “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on the beliefs and expectations of management as well as the assumptions and estimates made by management using information currently available to management. Since these statements reflect the views of management concerning future events, these statements involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including among others: changes in market interest rates and general and regional economic conditions; changes in laws and regulations; changes in accounting principles; and the quality or composition of the loan and investment portfolios, technological changes and cybersecurity matters, and other factors that may be described in Salisbury’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and its annual report on Form 10-K, which are available at the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website (www.sec.gov) and to which reference is hereby made. Forward-looking statements made by Salisbury in this news release speak only as of the date they are made. Events or other facts that could cause Salisbury’s actual results to differ may arise from time to time and Salisbury cannot predict all such events and factors. Salisbury undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement unless as may be required by law.

Investor presentation slides, which include a review of financial results and trends through the period ended September 30, 2021, are available in the Shareholder Relations section of Salisbury’s website at salisburybank.com under Shareholder Relations/News & Market Information/Presentations.

Salisbury Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiary
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except share data) September 30, 2021
(unaudited)
December 31, 2020
ASSETS    
Cash and due from banks $ 7,874   $ 10,599  
Interest bearing demand deposits with other banks   158,421     82,563  
Total cash and cash equivalents   166,295     93,162  
Interest bearing Time Deposits with Financial Institutions   750     750  
Securities    
Available-for-sale at fair value   175,568     98,411  
CRA mutual fund at fair value   907     917  
Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston stock at cost   1,504     1,713  
Loans held-for-sale   639     2,735  
Loans receivable, net (allowance for loan losses: $13,168 and $13,754)   1,057,451     1,027,738  
Bank premises and equipment, net   20,056     20,355  
Goodwill   13,815     13,815  
Intangible assets (net of accumulated amortization: $5,405 and $5,207)   476     674  
Accrued interest receivable   5,932     6,373  
Cash surrender value of life insurance policies   25,067     21,182  
Deferred taxes   2,776     2,412  
Other assets   5,613     3,423  
Total Assets $ 1,476,849   $ 1,293,660  
LIABILITIES and SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY    
Deposits    
Demand (non-interest bearing) $ 392,322   $ 310,769  
Demand (interest bearing)   220,533     218,869  
Money market   328,392     278,146  
Savings and other   224,286     189,776  
Certificates of deposit   124,095     131,514  
Total deposits   1,289,628     1,129,074  
Repurchase agreements   10,450     7,116  
Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston advances   8,905     12,639  
Subordinated debt   24,460     9,883  
Note payable   180     208  
Finance lease obligations   1,631     1,673  
Accrued interest and other liabilities   8,062     8,315  
Total Liabilities   1,343,316     1,168,908  
Shareholders' Equity    
Common stock - $0.10 per share par value    
Authorized: 5,000,000;    
Issued: 2,861,697 and 2,843,292    
Outstanding: 2,861,697 and 2,843,292   286     284  
Unearned compensation – restricted stock awards   (1,075 )   (774 )
Paid-in capital   46,278     45,264  
Retained earnings   86,740     76,974  
Accumulated other comprehensive income, net   1,304     3,004  
Total Shareholders' Equity   133,533     124,752  
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity $ 1,476,849   $ 1,293,660  

Salisbury Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiary
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (unaudited)                   

  Three months ended Nine months ended
Periods ended September 30, (in thousands, except per share amounts)   2021     2020     2021     2020
Interest and dividend income                      
Interest and fees on loans $ 10,264   $ 10,362   $ 30,642   $ 30,662
Interest on debt securities                      
Taxable   486     396     1,398     1,260
Tax exempt   172     157     506     513
Other interest and dividends   79     87     174     229
Total interest and dividend income   11,001     11,002     32,720     32,664
Interest expense                      
Deposits   532     764     1,652     3,261
Repurchase agreements   5     6     13     16
Finance lease   33     35     102     106
Note payable   3     3     9     11
Subordinated debt   233     156     767     468
Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston advances   30     113     96     472
Total interest expense   836     1,077     2,639     4,334
Net interest and dividend income   10,165     9,925     30,081     28,330
Provision (release) for loan losses   400     686     (517)     4,198
Net interest and dividend income after provision (release) for loan losses   9,765     9,239     30,598     24,132
Non-interest income                      
Trust and wealth advisory   1,286     1,068     3,685     3,129
Service charges and fees   1,211     711     3,536     2,214
Mortgage banking activities, net   108     736     912     1,182
(Losses) gains on CRA mutual fund   (4)     -     (18)     22
Gains (losses) on securities, net   7     34     (2)     216
Bank-owned life insurance (“BOLI”) income   135     719     386     986
Gain on sale of assets   73     -     73     -
Other   24     18     81     97
Total non-interest income   2,840     3,286     8,653     7,846
Non-interest expense                      
Salaries   3,361     3,114     9,664     8,375
Employee benefits   1,322     1,061     3,990     3,244
Premises and equipment   1,060     1,005     3,034     2,897
Write-down of assets   144     -     144     -
Data processing   632     569     1,824     1,666
Professional fees   735     635     2,090     2,020
Collections, OREO, and loan related   120     108     317     212
FDIC insurance   146     123     370     331
Marketing and community support   256     126     552     419
Amortization of intangibles   61     78     198     247
Other   447     440     1,448     1,572
Total non-interest expense   8,284     7,259     23,631     20,983
Income before income taxes   4,321     5,266     15,620     10,995
Income tax provision   868     910     3,288     1,858
Net income $ 3,453   $ 4,356   $ 12,332   $ 9,137
Net income available to common shareholders $ 3,400   $ 4,288   $ 12,148   $ 9,006
                       
Basic earnings per common share $ 1.21   $ 1.53   $ 4.32   $ 3.22
Diluted earnings per common share $ 1.20   $ 1.53   $ 4.30   $ 3.21
Common dividends per share $ 0.31   $ 0.29   $ 0.90   $ 0.87

Salisbury Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiary
SELECTED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL DATA (unaudited)

At or for the quarters ended          
(in thousands, except per share amounts and ratios) Q3 2021 Q2 2021 Q1 2021 Q4 2020 Q3 2020
Total assets $1,476,849 $1,436,666 $1,403,129 $1,293,660 $1,292,760
Loans receivable, net 1,057,451 1,032,345 1,041,185 1,027,738 1,031,593
Total securities 177,979 152,943 129,960 101,041 99,794
Deposits 1,289,628 1,243,369 1,211,171 1,129,074 1,095,141
FHLBB advances 8,905 10,152 11,396 12,639 43,880
Shareholders’ equity 133,533 131,709 127,242 124,752 122,240
Wealth assets under administration 973,198 970,306 902,141 944,349 748,188
Discretionary wealth assets under administration 608,228 614,312 578,199 554,997 514,988
Non-discretionary wealth assets under administration 364,970 355,994 323,942 389,352 233,200
Non-performing loans 5,001 5,539 5,706 5,648 4,681
Non-performing assets 5,001 5,539 5,706 5,648 4,681
Accruing loans past due 30-89 days 909 1,400 2,374 6,850 1,638
Net interest and dividend income 10,165 9,565 10,350 9,817 9,925
Net interest and dividend income, tax equivalent(1) 10,345 9,739 10,520 9,993 10,101
Provision (release) expense for loan losses 400 (1,075) 158 840 686
Non-interest income 2,840 2,971 2,841 2,476 3,286
Non-interest expense 8,284 8,086 7,259 8,054 7,259
Income before income taxes 4,321 5,525 5,774 3,399 5,266
Income tax provision 868 1,172 1,248 596 910
Net income 3,453 4,353 4,526 2,803 4,356
Net income allocated to common shareholders 3,400 4,287 4,462 2,764 4,288
           
Per share data          
Basic earnings per common share $1.21 $1.53 $1.59 $0.99 $1.53
Diluted earnings per common share 1.20 1.52 1.59 0.98 1.53
Dividends per common share 0.31 0.30 0.29 0.29 0.29
Book value per common share 46.66 46.02 44.72 43.88 42.99
Tangible book value per common share - Non-GAAP ⁽2 41.67 41.01 39.65 38.78 37.87
Common shares outstanding at end of period (in thousands) 2,862 2,862 2,845 2,843 2,843
Weighted average common shares outstanding, to calculate basic earnings per share (in thousands) 2,817 2,810 2,804 2,803 2,799
Weighted average common shares outstanding, to calculate diluted earnings per share (in thousands) 2,843 2,829 2,815 2,811 2,807
           
Profitability ratios          
Net interest margin (tax equivalent) (1) 2.92% 2.82% 3.34% 3.17% 3.29%
Efficiency ratio (3) 61.63 63.07 53.75 63.88 56.33
Effective income tax rate 20.09 21.21 21.61 17.52 17.28
Return on average assets 0.93 1.21 1.38 0.85 1.34
Return on average common shareholders’ equity 10.27 13.51 14.53 8.97 14.31
           
Credit quality ratios          
Non-performing loans to loans receivable, gross 0.47% 0.53% 0.54% 0.54% 0.45%
Accruing loans past due 30-89 days to loans receivable, gross 0.08 0.13 0.23 0.66 0.16
Allowance for loan losses to loans receivable, gross 1.23 1.22 1.32 1.32 1.24
Allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans 263.3 229.4 243.4 243.5 277.8
Non-performing assets to total assets 0.34 0.39 0.41 0.44 0.36
           
Capital ratios          
Common shareholders' equity to assets 9.04% 9.17% 9.07% 9.64% 9.46%
Tangible common shareholders' equity to tangible assets - Non-GAAP(2) 8.15 8.25 8.12 8.62 8.42
Tier 1 leverage capital (4) 9.31 9.33 9.83 8.90 8.93
Total risk-based capital (4) 14.20 14.67 14.58 13.57 13.60
Common equity tier 1 capital (4) 12.95 13.42 13.33 12.31 12.35

(1) Adjusted to reflect the U.S. federal statutory benefit on income derived from tax-exempt securities and loans.
(2) Refer to schedule labeled “Supplemental Information – Non-GAAP Financial Measures”.
(3) Calculated as follows: Noninterest expense before OREO expense, amortization of intangibles, and goodwill impairments as a percent of net interest income (fully taxable equivalent) and noninterest revenues, excluding gains from securities transactions and litigation expenses.
(4Represents the capital ratios of the Bank.

Salisbury Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiary
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION – Non-GAAP Financial Measures (unaudited)

At or for the quarters ended                              
(in thousands, except per share amounts and ratios)   Q3 2021     Q2 2021     Q1 2021     Q4 2020     Q3 2020  
Common Shareholders' Equity $ 133,533   $ 131,709   $ 127,242   $ 124,752   $ 122,240  
Less: Goodwill   (13,815)     (13,815)     (13,815)     (13,815)     (13,815)  
Less: Intangible assets   (476)     (538)     (603)     (674)     (748)  
Tangible Common Shareholders' Equity $ 119,242   $ 117,356   $ 112,824   $ 110,263   $ 107,677  
Total Assets $ 1,476,849   $ 1,436,666   $ 1,403,129   $ 1,293,660   $ 1,292,760  
Less: Goodwill   (13,815)     (13,815)     (13,815)     (13,815)     (13,815)  
Less: Intangible assets   (476)     (538)     (603)     (674)     (748)  
Tangible Total Assets $ 1,462,558   $ 1,422,313   $ 1,388,711   $ 1,279,171   $ 1,278,197  
Common Shares outstanding   2,862     2,862     2,845     2,843     2,843  
           
Book value per Common Share - GAAP $ 46.66   $ 46.02   $ 44.72   $ 43.88   $ 42.99  
Tangible book value per Common Share - Non-GAAP   41.67     41.01     39.65     38.78     37.87  
Tangible common shareholders’ equity to tangible total assets - Non-GAAP   8.15%     8.25%     8.12%     8.62%     8.42%  
Consolidated:          
Non-interest expense $ 8,284   $ 8,086   $ 7,259   $ 8,054   $ 7,259  
Less: Amortization of core deposit intangibles   (61)     (65)     (71)     (74)     (78)  
Less: Write-down of fixed assets   (144)     -     -     -     -  
Less: Foreclosed property expense including OREO gains, losses and Write downs   -     -     -     -     2  
Adjusted non-interest expense $ 8,079   $ 8,021   $ 7,188   $ 7,980   $ 7,183  
Net interest and dividend income, tax equivalent $ 10,345   $ 9,739   $ 10,520   $ 9,993   $ 10,101  
Non-interest income   2,840     2,971     2,841     2,476     3,286  
(Gains) losses on securities   (3)     6     16     24     (34)  
Gains on sale of fixed assets   (73)     -     -     -     -  
BOLI proceeds   -     -     -     -     (601)  
Adjusted revenue $ 13,109   $ 12,716   $ 13,377   $ 12,493   $ 12,752  
Efficiency Ratio – Non-GAAP 1   61.63%     63.07%     53.75%     63.88%     56.33%  
             

1 Excluding revenue and expenses associated with trust & wealth advisory, the efficiency ratios would be: Q3 2021: 60.70%; Q2 2021: 61.59%; Q1 2021: 51.97%; Q4 2020: 62.62%; Q3 2020: 54.76%.

Salisbury Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiary
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION – Net Interest and Dividend Income (unaudited)

At or for the quarters ended Average Balance Income / Expense Average Yield / Rate
(dollars in thousands) Q3 2021 Q2 2021 Q3 2020 Q3 2021 Q2 2021 Q3 2020 Q3 2021 Q2 2021 Q3 2020
Loans (a)(d) $1,056,266 $1,052,381 $1,049,313 $10,382 $10,015 $10,485 3.90% 3.78% 3.97%
Securities (c)(d) 150,841 138,164 89,220 720 720 606 1.91 2.08 2.72
FHLBB stock 1,743 1,830 3,440 6 11 34 1.38 2.41 3.96
Short term funds (b) 196,997 180,716 78,306 73 50 52 0.15 0.11 0.27
Total interest-earning assets 1,405,847 1,373,091 1,220,279 11,181 10,796 11,177 3.15 3.13 3.64
Other assets 72,547 70,447 64,943            
Total assets $1,478,394 $1,443,538 $1,285,222            
Interest-bearing demand deposits $    227,291 $    227,623 $    195,253 111 117 110 0.19 0.21 0.22
Money market accounts 327,861 315,665 258,257 140 138 195 0.17 0.18 0.30
Savings and other 217,541 212,253 176,963 58 59 69 0.11 0.11 0.15
Certificates of deposit 125,768 147,103 135,238 223 252 391 0.70 0.69 1.15
Total interest-bearing deposits 898,461 902,644 765,711 532 566 765 0.23 0.25 0.40
Repurchase agreements 14,296 12,010 12,218 5 4 6 0.15 0.15 0.20
Finance lease 2,685 2,751 2,928 33 36 35 4.98 5.26 4.80
Note payable 183 192 221 3 3 3 6.11 6.09 6.08
Subordinated debt (f) 24,452 30,789 9,872 233 415 156 3.82 5.39 6.32
FHLBB advances 9,329 10,576 44,522 30 33 113 1.28 1.21 0.99
Total interest-bearing liabilities 949,406 958,962 835,472 836 1,057 1,078 0.35 0.44 0.51
Demand deposits 388,557 348,561 321,392            
Other liabilities 6,965 6,786 7,592            
Shareholders’ equity 133,466 129,229 120,766            
Total liabilities & shareholders’ equity $1,478,394 $1,443,538 $1,285,222            
Net interest income       $10,345 $9,739 $10,099      
Spread on interest-bearing funds             2.80 2.69 3.13
Net interest margin (e)             2.92
2.82 3.29

(a)  Includes non-accrual loans.
(b)  Includes interest-bearing deposits in other banks and federal funds sold.
(c)  Average balances of securities are based on amortized cost.
(d)  Includes tax exempt income benefit of $0.2 million, $0.2 million and $0.2 million, respectively, for Q3 2021, Q2 2021 and Q3 2020 on tax-exempt securities and loans whose income and yields are calculated on a tax-equivalent basis. The income benefit reflected the U.S. federal statutory tax rate of 21.0% for 2021 and 2020.
(e)  Net interest income divided by average interest-earning assets.
(f)  Net of issuance costs.

Salisbury Bancorp, Inc. and Subsidiary
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION – Net Interest and Dividend Income (unaudited)

Nine months ended September 30, Average Balance Income / Expense Average Yield / Rate
(dollars in thousands)   2021   2020   2021   2020 2021 2020
Loans (a)(d) $ 1,053,451 $ 1,012,070 $ 30,989 $ 31,010 3.90% 4.07%
Securities (c)(d)   130,864   88,603   2,080   1,939 2.12 2.92
FHLBB stock   1,840   3,354   26   106 1.89 4.24
Short term funds (b)   160,055   50,312   148   123 0.12 0.33
Total earning assets   1,346,210   1,154,339   33,243   33,178 3.27 3.82
Other assets   71,421   63,265        
Total assets $ 1,417,631 $ 1,217,604        
Interest-bearing demand deposits $ 224,479 $ 174,299   332   331 0.20 0.25
Money market accounts   310,908   245,581   408   994 0.18 0.54
Savings and other   209,180   170,880   173   405 0.11 0.32
Certificates of deposit   134,143   149,080   739   1,530 0.74 1.37
Total interest-bearing deposits   878,710   739,840   1,652   3,260 0.25 0.59
Repurchase agreements   11,608   7,572   13   16 0.15 0.29
Finance lease   2,753   2,988   102   106 4.95 4.74
Note payable   192   231   9   11 6.13 6.08
Subordinated Debt (f)   21,851   9,867   767   468 4.68 6.32
FHLBB advances   10,567   45,667   96   473 1.20 1.36
Total interest-bearing liabilities   925,681   806,165   2,639   4,334 0.38 0.72
Demand deposits   355,352   286,608        
Other liabilities   6,897   6,847        
Shareholders’ equity   129,701   117,984        
Total liabilities & shareholders’ equity $ 1,417,631 $ 1,217,604        
Net interest income     $ 30,604 $ 28,844    
Spread on interest-bearing funds         2.89 3.11
Net interest margin (e)         3.01 3.32

(a)  Includes non-accrual loans.
(b)  Includes interest-bearing deposits in other banks and federal funds sold.
(c)  Average balances of securities are based on historical cost.
(d)  Includes tax exempt income benefit of $0.5 million and $0.5 million, respectively for 2021 and 2020 on tax-exempt securities and loans whose income and yields are calculated on a tax-equivalent basis. The income benefit reflected the U.S. federal statutory tax rate of 21.0% for 2021 and 2020.
(e)  Net interest income divided by average interest-earning assets.
(f)  Net of issuance costs.

Source: Salisbury Bancorp, Inc.

Salisbury Contact: Richard J. Cantele, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer
860-435-9801 or rcantele@salisburybank.com

 


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