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FIRST US BANCSHARES, INC. REPORTS 60.6% YEAR-OVER-YEAR DILUTED EPS GROWTH

PRNewswire 25-Jan-2023 4:15 PM

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 Results

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- First US Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FUSB) (the "Company"), the parent company of First US Bank (the "Bank"), today reported net income of $2.2 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2022 ("4Q2022"), compared to $1.9 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2022 ("3Q2022") and $1.7 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2021 ("4Q2021"). For the year ended December 31, 2022, the Company's net income totaled $6.9 million, or $1.06 per diluted share, compared to $4.5 million, or $0.66 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2021, an increase of 60.6% in diluted earnings per share.

Comparing 2022 to 2021, earnings improvement was driven primarily by reductions in non-interest expense following strategic initiatives that were initiated by the Company beginning in the third quarter of 2021. The strategic initiatives included the cessation of new business development at the Bank's wholly owned subsidiary, Acceptance Loan Company, Inc. ("ALC"), as well as efforts to reorganize the Bank's retail banking, technology and deposit operations functions. As a result of these efforts, non-interest expense was reduced by $4.7 million, or 14.3%, comparing 2022 to 2021.

"We are pleased to wrap up a very strong year of earnings growth," stated James F. House, President and CEO of the Company.  "The strategic initiatives that we began 15 to 18 months ago to improve both operating efficiency and asset quality are reaping significant rewards in the current environment.  The coming year is expected to present many challenges as we continue to face a rising interest rate environment and a slowing economy.  However, we continue to believe that our balance sheet is well-positioned for the volatile environment in which we find ourselves," continued Mr. House.  

Net income grew by $0.4 million, or 19.8%, in 4Q2022, compared to 3Q2022 due, in part, to growth in net interest income. Quarter-over-quarter net interest margin improved by 17 basis points in 4Q2022 compared to 3Q2022.  In addition, the Company's provision for loan and lease losses decreased by $0.6 million as loan growth slowed, particularly in the indirect consumer category, during the last quarter of the year.

Other Fourth Quarter Financial Highlights

Loan Growth – The table below summarizes loan balances by portfolio category at the end of each of the most recent five quarters as of December 31, 2022.



Quarter Ended




2022



2021




December
31,



September
30,



June
30,



March
31,



December
31,




(Dollars in Thousands)




(Unaudited)



(Unaudited)



(Unaudited)



(Unaudited)





Real estate loans:
















Construction, land development and other land loans


$

54,396



$

36,740



$

40,625



$

52,817



$

67,048


Secured by 1-4 family residential properties



88,426




84,911




69,098




69,760




72,727


Secured by multi-family residential properties



67,917




72,446




66,848




50,796




46,000


Secured by non-farm, non-residential properties



199,965




200,505




187,041




177,752




197,901


Commercial and industrial loans



73,555




65,920




65,792




67,455




72,286


Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") loans



6




31




116




643




1,661


Consumer loans:
















Direct consumer



10,053




12,279




15,419




18,023




21,689


Branch retail



14,237




16,278




18,634




21,891




25,692


Indirect



266,567




262,742




252,206




220,931




205,940


Total loans


$

775,122



$

751,852



$

715,779



$

680,068



$

710,944


Less unearned interest, fees and deferred costs



1,249




1,581




1,142




1,738




2,594


Allowance for loan and lease losses



9,422




9,373




8,751




8,484




8,320


Net loans


$

764,451



$

740,898



$

705,886



$

669,846



$

700,030




The Company's total loan portfolio increased by $23.3 million, or 3.1%, during 4Q2022. Loan volume increases during the quarter were driven primarily by growth in the Bank's construction, commercial and industrial, consumer indirect, and 1-4 family residential secured categories. Growth in these categories was consistent with continued commercial economic activity and resiliency in consumer demand during the quarter.  Loan growth was partially offset by decreases in the multi-family residential, direct consumer, and branch retail categories.  The decreases in direct consumer and branch retail loans were consistent with management's expectations related to the Company's business cessation strategy at ALC. As of December 31, 2022, loans totaled $775.1 million, an increase of $64.2 million, or 9.0%, since December 31, 2021. The majority of year-over-year growth resulted from the consumer indirect and multi-family residential categories.

Net Interest Income and Margin – Net interest income totaled $9.9 million in 4Q2022, compared to $9.5 million in 3Q2022 and $9.3 million in 4Q2021. The improvement compared to both prior quarters resulted from loan growth, as well as margin expansion as earning assets repriced faster than interest-bearing liabilities amid the rising interest rate environment. Net interest margin was 4.27% in 4Q2022, compared to 4.10% in both 3Q2022 and 4Q2021.  For the year ended December 31, 2022, net interest income totaled $36.9 million, slightly below $37.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2021.  The decrease in 2022 was attributable to reductions in interest and fees on ALC loans in connection with the ALC cessation of business strategy, as well as increases in interest expense resulting from the rising rate environment. Comparing 2022 to 2021, interest and fees on ALC loans decreased by $4.3 million, while the Company's interest expense increased by $1.3 million. These reductions in net interest income were mostly offset by growth of $5.6 million in interest income attributable to the Bank's other earning asset categories comparing 2022 to 2021. Full-year net interest margin was 4.07% in 2022, compared to 4.23% in 2021. As ALC's loan portfolio continues to pay down, there will be continued reduction in interest and fees attributable to ALC's loans. As of December 31, 2022, remaining loans, net of unearned interest and fees, in ALC's portfolio totaled $20.2 million. This amount represents a reduction of 57.9% of total loans in ALC's portfolio from September 30, 2021, immediately following implementation of the cessation of business strategy.  As the pay down of ALC's loans continues, the Company is continuing efforts to deploy funds in the Bank's other loan and investment categories in order to offset reductions in interest income resulting from the pay down.

Deposit Growth and Deployment of Funds – Deposits totaled $870.0 million as of December 31, 2022, compared to $846.5 million as of September 30, 2022, and $838.1 million as of December 31, 2021. Core deposits, which exclude time deposits of $250 thousand or more, totaled $778.1 million, or 89.4% of total deposits, as of December 31, 2022, compared to $775.1 million, or 92.5% of total deposits, as of December 31, 2021. Total average funding costs, including both interest- and noninterest-bearing deposits and borrowings, was 0.77% in 4Q2022, compared to 0.51% in 3Q2022, and 0.33% in 4Q2021.  For the year ended December 31, 2022, average funding costs totaled 0.48%, compared to 0.35% for the year ended December 31, 2021. As the cost of deposits and borrowings continues to rise, management seeks to deploy earning assets in an efficient manner to maximize net interest income amid the rising interest rate environment. During 4Q2022, the Company sold investment securities with a principal balance totaling $8.6 million at a net loss of $83 thousand. The intent of these sales was to effectively prune the investment portfolio and allow for reinvestment in higher-earning assets in future periods. Investment securities, including both the available-for-sale and held-to-maturity portfolios, totaled $132.7 million as of December 31, 2022, compared to $145.9 million as of September 30, 2022, and $134.3 million as of December 31, 2021.

Loan Loss Provision – The Company's loan loss provision totaled $0.5 million in 4Q2022, compared to $1.2 million in 3Q2022, and $0.5 million in 4Q2021. The reduction in provision compared to 3Q2022 resulted primarily from reduced loan growth in 4Q2022, particularly in the Bank's indirect consumer portfolio. For the year ended December 31, 2022, loan loss provisions totaled $3.3 million, compared to $2.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2021.  The increase in provision expense comparing 2022 to 2021 reflected both an increase in charge-offs associated with ALC's loan portfolio, as well as qualitative adjustments applied to the portfolio in response to heightened inflationary trends and other economic uncertainties that emerged in 2022. In management's view, the combination of the business cessation strategy, coupled with deteriorating economic conditions, including elevated inflation levels, increased overall credit risk during 2022, particularly in ALC's loan portfolio. Loan loss provisions recorded by the Company during 2022 included expense of $2.0 million associated with ALC's loans and $1.3 million associated with the Bank's portfolio. While loan loss provisions at ALC resulted primarily from increased charge-offs and heightened economic risk factors, provisions at the Bank resulted primarily from loan growth. Due to its classification as a smaller reporting company by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Company is not required to adopt the Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) model to account for credit losses until 2023. Management has calculated a preliminary allowance for credit losses under the CECL accounting model as of January 1, 2023.  Although the calculation is not final, and is subject to further evaluation, management currently expects to record an increase to credit loss reserves upon the adoption of CECL of approximately $2.4 million. Of this amount, approximately $0.7 million, or 29%, is associated with ALC's run-off loan portfolio, while the remainder is associated with the Bank's loan portfolio.  In accordance with CECL transition accounting guidance, the adjustment will be recorded directly to retained earnings during the first quarter of 2023 and will not impact the Company's current period earnings.  

Non-interest Income – Non-interest income totaled $0.7 million in 4Q2022, compared to $1.1 million in 3Q2022 and $0.9 million in 4Q2021.  The decrease comparing 4Q2022 to 3Q2022 resulted primarily from gains on the sale of premises and equipment in 3Q2022 that were not repeated in 4Q2022, as well as losses associated with investment securities sales in 4Q2022.  Compared to 4Q2021, the reduction in 4Q2022 resulted from the losses on sales of investment securities, combined with reduced service charge and other ancillary revenues comparing the two periods.  For both years ended December 31, 2022 and 2021, non-interest income totaled $3.5 million.

Non-interest Expense – Non-interest expense totaled $7.1 million in 4Q2022, compared to $7.0 million in 3Q2022, and $7.4 million in 4Q2021.  The increase in expense comparing 4Q2022 to 3Q2022 resulted primarily from various miscellaneous expense categories, combined with a modest increase in salaries and benefits. For the year ended December 31, 2022, non-interest expense totaled $28.1 million, compared to $32.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2021, a decrease of 14.3%.  The year-over-year expense decrease resulted primarily from the cessation of ALC's business, as well as other efficiency efforts conducted by the Bank.  As a result of these efforts, significant reductions were realized associated with salaries and employee benefits, occupancy and equipment, and other expenses associated with technology and professional services.  Non-interest expense during 2022 was further reduced by $0.3 million in nonrecurring net gains on the sale of other real estate owned (OREO). Due primarily to the significant reduction in non-interest expense, the Company's efficiency ratio improved to 69.5% for the year ended December 31, 2022, compared to 80.9% for the year ended December 31, 2021.

Asset Quality – The Company's nonperforming assets, including loans in non-accrual status and OREO, totaled $2.3 million as of December 31, 2022, compared to $2.8 million as of September 30, 2022, and $4.2 million as of December 31, 2021. The reduction in nonperforming assets during 2022 resulted mostly from the sale of OREO properties during the period. Reductions in OREO totaled $1.5 million during 2022 and included the sales of banking centers that were closed in 2021. As a percentage of total assets, non-performing assets totaled 0.24% as of December 31, 2022, compared to 0.28% as of September 30, 2022, and 0.43% as of December 31, 2021. Net charge-offs as a percentage of average loans increased in 2022 to 0.30% as of December 31, 2022, compared to 0.16% as of December 31, 2021. The increase resulted from accelerated charge-offs of ALC's run-off portfolio of loans.

Shareholders' Equity – As of December 31, 2022, shareholders' equity totaled $85.1 million, compared to $90.1 million as of December 31, 2021. The decrease in shareholders' equity resulted from reductions in accumulated other comprehensive income due to declines in the market value of the Company's available-for-sale investment portfolio, as well as repurchases of shares of the Company's common stock during the year ended December 31, 2022. The market value declines in investment securities available-for-sale were the direct result of the increasing interest rate environment in 2022.  No other-than-temporary impairment was recognized in the portfolio as of December 31, 2022. The market value decrease in available-for-sale securities was partially offset by an increase in the market value of cash flow derivative instruments that hedge certain deposits and borrowings on the Company's balance sheet. As of December 31, 2022, the Company's ratio of tangible common equity to tangible assets totaled 7.84%, compared to 7.67% as of September 30, 2022, and 8.63% as of December 31, 2021.

Share Repurchases - During 2022, the Company completed share repurchases totaling 412,400 shares of its common stock at a weighted average price per share of $10.87.  The repurchases were completed under the Company's existing share repurchase program, which was amended in April 2021 to allow for the repurchase of additional shares.  During 4Q2022, the share repurchase program was extended through December 31, 2023. Under the program, 596,813 shares remain available for repurchase as of December 31, 2022.  No shares were repurchased during 4Q2022.  

Cash Dividend – Commensurate with the earnings growth experienced in 2022, the Company increased its quarterly dividend to $0.05 per share of common stock in 4Q2022, a 67% increase over the dividend of $0.03 per share paid during the previous three quarters of 2022 and all four quarters of 2021. 

Regulatory Capital –During 4Q2022, the Bank continued to maintain capital ratios at higher levels than required to be considered a "well-capitalized" institution under applicable banking regulations. As of December 31, 2022, the Bank's common equity Tier 1 capital and Tier 1 risk-based capital ratios were each 11.07%. As of December 31, 2022, its total capital ratio was 12.19%, and its Tier 1 leverage ratio was 9.39%.

Liquidity – As of December 31, 2022, the Company continued to maintain excess funding capacity sufficient to provide adequate liquidity for loan growth, capital expenditures and ongoing operations. The Company benefits from a strong core deposit base, a liquid investment securities portfolio and access to funding from a variety of sources, including federal funds lines, Federal Home Loan Bank advances and brokered deposits.

About First US Bancshares, Inc.

First US Bancshares, Inc. (the "Company") is a bank holding company that operates banking offices in Alabama, Tennessee, and Virginia through First US Bank (the "Bank"). In addition, the Company's operations include Acceptance Loan Company, Inc. ("ALC"), a consumer loan company, and FUSB Reinsurance, Inc., an underwriter of credit life and credit accident and health insurance policies sold to the Bank's and ALC's consumer loan customers. The Company files periodic reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). Copies of its filings may be obtained through the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or at www.firstusbank.com. More information about the Company and the Bank may be obtained at www.firstusbank.com. The Company's stock is traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol "FUSB."

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, as defined by federal securities laws. Statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These statements may address issues that involve significant risks, uncertainties, estimates and assumptions made by management. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements following the date of this press release, except as required by law. In addition, the Company, through its senior management, may make from time to time forward-looking public statements concerning the matters described herein. Such forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates reflecting the best judgment of the Company's senior management based upon current information and involve a number of risks and uncertainties.

Certain factors that could affect the accuracy of such forward-looking statements and cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements are identified in the public filings made by the Company with the SEC, and forward-looking statements contained in this press release or in other public statements of the Company or its senior management should be considered in light of those factors. Such factors may include the rate of growth (or lack thereof) in the economy generally and in the Company's service areas; the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic on the Company's business, the Company's customers, the communities that the Company serves and the United States economy, including the impact of actions taken by governmental authorities to try to contain the virus and  protect against it, through vaccinations and otherwise, or address the impact of the virus on the United States economy (including, without limitation, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and subsequent federal legislation) and the resulting effect on the Company's operations, liquidity and capital position and on the financial condition of the Company's borrowers and other customers; the impact of changing accounting standards and tax laws on the Company's allowance for loan losses and financial results; the impact of national and local market conditions on the Company's business and operations; strong competition in the banking industry; the impact of changes in interest rates and monetary policy on the Company's performance and financial condition; the pending discontinuation of LIBOR as an interest rate benchmark; the impact of technological changes in the banking and financial service industries and potential information system failures; cybersecurity and data privacy threats; the costs of complying with extensive governmental regulation; the possibility that acquisitions may not produce anticipated results and result in unforeseen integration difficulties; and other risk factors described from time to time in the Company's public filings, including, but not limited to, the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K. Relative to the Company's dividend policy, the payment of cash dividends is subject to the discretion of the Board of Directors and will be determined in light of then-current conditions, including the Company's earnings,  leverage, operations, financial conditions, capital requirements and other factors deemed relevant by the Board of Directors. In the future, the Board of Directors may change the Company's dividend policy, including the frequency or amount of any dividend, in light of then-existing conditions.

FIRST US BANCSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA – LINKED QUARTERS

(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)




Quarter Ended



Year Ended




2022



2021



2022



2021




December
31,



September
30,



June
30,



March
31,



December
31,



December
31,



December
31,


Results of Operations:


(Unaudited)



(Unaudited)



(Unaudited)



(Unaudited)



(Unaudited)



(Unaudited)





Interest income


$

11,621



$

10,670



$

9,525



$

9,381



$

9,987



$

41,197



$

39,921


Interest expense



1,730




1,155




699




672




727




4,256




2,950


Net interest income



9,891




9,515




8,826




8,709




9,260




36,941




36,971


Provision for loan and lease losses



527




1,165




895




721




493




3,308




2,010


Net interest income after provision for loan
   and lease losses



9,364




8,350




7,931




7,988




8,767




33,633




34,961


Non-interest income



678




1,088




856




829




865




3,451




3,521


Non-interest expense



7,106




7,032




6,878




7,056




7,414




28,072




32,756


Income before income taxes



2,936




2,406




1,909




1,761




2,218




9,012




5,726


Provision for income taxes



708




546




494




400




507




2,148




1,275


Net income


$

2,228



$

1,860



$

1,415



$

1,361



$

1,711



$

6,864



$

4,451


Per Share Data:






















Basic net income per share


$

0.37



$

0.31



$

0.23



$

0.22



$

0.27



$

1.13



$

0.70


Diluted net income per share


$

0.35



$

0.29



$

0.22



$

0.20



$

0.25



$

1.06



$

0.66


Dividends declared


$

0.05



$

0.03



$

0.03



$

0.03



$

0.03



$

0.14



$

0.12


Key Measures (Period End):






















Total assets


$

994,667



$

989,277



$

955,385



$

968,646



$

958,302








Tangible assets (1)



986,866




981,421




947,462




960,650




950,233








Loans, net of allowance for loan losses



764,451




740,898




705,886




669,846




700,030








Allowance for loan and lease losses



9,422




9,373




8,751




8,484




8,320








Investment securities, net



132,657




145,903




152,536




137,736




134,319








Total deposits



870,025




846,537




844,296




853,117




838,126








Short-term borrowings



20,038




40,106




10,088




10,062




10,046








Long-term borrowings



10,726




10,708




10,690




10,671




10,653








Total shareholders' equity



85,135




83,103




82,576




87,807




90,064








Tangible common equity (1)



77,334




75,247




74,653




79,811




81,995








Book value per common share



14.65




14.30




14.05




14.33




14.59








Tangible book value per common share (1)



13.31




12.95




12.70




13.02




13.28








Key Ratios:






















Return on average assets (annualized)



0.90

%



0.75

%



0.58

%



0.58

%



0.71

%



0.70

%



0.47

%

Return on average common equity (annualized)



10.60

%



8.78

%



6.55

%



6.17

%



7.54

%



7.99

%



5.01

%

Return on average tangible common equity (annualized) (1)



11.70

%



9.69

%



7.21

%



6.77

%



8.29

%



8.80

%



5.52

%

Net interest margin



4.27

%



4.10

%



3.91

%



3.97

%



4.10

%



4.07

%



4.23

%

Efficiency ratio (2)



67.2

%



66.3

%



71.0

%



74.0

%



73.2

%



69.5

%



80.9

%

Net loans to deposits



87.9

%



87.5

%



83.6

%



78.5

%



83.5

%







Net loans to assets



76.9

%



74.9

%



73.9

%



69.2

%



73.0

%







Tangible common equity to tangible    assets (1)



7.84

%



7.67

%



7.88

%



8.31

%



8.63

%







Tier 1 leverage ratio (3)



9.39

%



9.23

%



9.33

%



9.38

%



9.17

%







Allowance for loan losses as % of loans



1.22

%



1.25

%



1.22

%



1.25

%



1.17

%







Nonperforming assets as % of total assets



0.24

%



0.28

%



0.18

%



0.32

%



0.43

%







Net charge-offs as a percentage of average loans



0.25

%



0.29

%



0.36

%



0.32

%



0.18

%



0.30

%



0.16

%


(1)  Refer to Non-GAAP reconciliation of tangible balances and measures beginning on page 11.

(2)  Efficiency ratio = non-interest expense / (net interest income + non-interest income)

(3)  First US Bank Tier 1 leverage ratio


 

FIRST US BANCSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NET INTEREST MARGIN

THREE MONTHS ENDED December 31, 2022 AND 2021

(Dollars in Thousands)

(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended



Three Months Ended




December 31, 2022



December 31, 2021




Average
Balance



Interest



Annualized
Yield/
Rate %



Average
Balance



Interest



Annualized
Yield/
Rate %


ASSETS



















Interest-earning assets:



















Total loans


$

759,128



$

10,677




5.58

%


$

715,882



$

9,503




5.27

%

Taxable investment securities



137,894




735




2.11

%



127,605




444




1.38

%

Tax-exempt investment securities



1,746




5




1.14

%



3,091




13




1.67

%

Federal Home Loan Bank stock



1,491




20




5.32

%



870




8




3.65

%

Federal funds sold



995




10




3.99

%



80








Interest-bearing deposits in banks



18,340




174




3.76

%



48,310




19




0.16

%

Total interest-earning assets



919,594




11,621




5.01

%



895,838




9,987




4.42

%




















Noninterest-earning assets



66,369










66,147








Total


$

985,963









$

961,985



























LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY



















Interest-bearing deposits:



















Demand deposits


$

237,049



$

200




0.33

%


$

244,258



$

128




0.21

%

Savings deposits



215,728




510




0.94

%



204,063




145




0.28

%

Time deposits



224,373




707




1.25

%



212,891




295




0.55

%

Total interest-bearing deposits



677,150




1,417




0.83

%



661,212




568




0.34

%

Noninterest-bearing demand deposits



179,568










179,331








Total deposits



856,718




1,417




0.66

%



840,543




568




0.27

%

Borrowings



36,144




313




3.44

%



20,678




159




3.05

%

Total funding costs



892,862




1,730




0.77

%



861,221




727




0.33

%




















Other noninterest-bearing liabilities



9,711










10,758








Shareholders' equity



83,390










90,006








Total


$

985,963









$

961,985



























Net interest income





$

9,891









$

9,260





Net interest margin









4.27

%









4.10

%

 

FIRST US BANCSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NET INTEREST MARGIN

YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2022 AND 2021

(Dollars in Thousands)

(Unaudited)




Year Ended



Year Ended




December 31, 2022



December 31, 2021




Average
Balance



Interest



Annualized
Yield/
Rate %



Average
Balance



Interest



Annualized
Yield/
Rate %


ASSETS



















Interest-earning assets:



















Total loans


$

724,639



$

38,015




5.25

%


$

685,010



$

38,229




5.58

%

Taxable investment securities



141,283




2,631




1.86

%



107,141




1,503




1.40

%

Tax-exempt investment securities



2,342




36




1.54

%



3,370




60




1.78

%

Federal Home Loan Bank stock



1,247




53




4.25

%



928




34




3.66

%

Federal funds sold



584




22




3.77

%



83








Interest-bearing deposits in banks



38,379




440




1.15

%



76,972




95




0.12

%

Total interest-earning assets



908,474




41,197




4.53

%



873,504




39,921




4.57

%




















Noninterest-earning assets



65,855










66,782








Total


$

974,329









$

940,286



























LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY



















Interest-bearing deposits:



















Demand deposits


$

246,124



$

638




0.26

%


$

236,084



$

553




0.23

%

Savings deposits



208,672




1,204




0.58

%



193,766




599




0.31

%

Time deposits



212,591




1,540




0.72

%



226,425




1,517




0.67

%

Total interest-bearing deposits



667,387




3,382




0.51

%



656,275




2,669




0.41

%

Noninterest-bearing demand deposits



182,032










172,187








Total deposits



849,419




3,382




0.40

%



828,462




2,669




0.32

%

Borrowings



30,048




874




2.91

%



13,512




281




2.08

%

Total funding costs



879,467




4,256




0.48

%



841,974




2,950




0.35

%




















Other noninterest-bearing liabilities



8,977










9,416








Shareholders' equity



85,885










88,896








Total


$

974,329









$

940,286



























Net interest income





$

36,941









$

36,971





Net interest margin









4.07

%









4.23

%

 

FIRST US BANCSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

YEAR-END CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)




December 31,



December 31,




2022



2021




(Unaudited)





ASSETS


Cash and due from banks


$

11,844



$

10,843


Interest-bearing deposits in banks



18,308




50,401


Total cash and cash equivalents



30,152




61,244


Federal funds sold



1,768




82


Investment securities available-for-sale, at fair value



130,795




130,883


Investment securities held-to-maturity, at amortized cost



1,862




3,436


Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost



1,359




870


Loans, net of allowance for loan and lease losses of $9,422 and $8,320, respectively



764,451




700,030


Premises and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $21,623 and $21,916,
   respectively



24,439




25,123


Cash surrender value of bank-owned life insurance



16,399




16,141


Accrued interest receivable



3,011




2,556


Goodwill and core deposit intangible, net



7,801




8,069


Other real estate owned



686




2,149


Other assets



11,944




7,719


Total assets


$

994,667



$

958,302


LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY


Deposits:







Non-interest-bearing


$

169,822



$

174,501


Interest-bearing



700,203




663,625


Total deposits



870,025




838,126


Accrued interest expense



607




224


Other liabilities



8,136




9,189


Short-term borrowings



20,038




10,046


Long-term borrowings



10,726




10,653


Total liabilities



909,532




868,238


Shareholders' equity:







Common stock, par value $0.01 per share, 10,000,000 shares authorized; 7,679,659 and
    7,634,918 shares issued, respectively; 5,812,258 and 6,172,378 shares outstanding,
   respectively



75




75


Additional paid-in capital



14,510




14,163


Accumulated other comprehensive loss, net of tax



(7,241)




(276)


Retained earnings



104,460




98,428


Less treasury stock: 1,867,401 and 1,462,540 shares at cost, respectively



(26,669)




(22,326)


Total shareholders' equity



85,135




90,064


Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


$

994,667



$

958,302


 

FIRST US BANCSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

YEAR-END CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)




Three Months Ended



Year Ended




December 31,



December 31,




2022



2021



2022



2021




(Unaudited)



(Unaudited)



(Unaudited)





Interest income:













Interest and fees on loans


$

10,676



$

9,503



$

38,015



$

38,229


Interest on investment securities



945




484




3,182




1,692


Total interest income



11,621




9,987




41,197




39,921















Interest expense:













Interest on deposits



1,418




569




3,382




2,669


Interest on borrowings



312




158




874




281


Total interest expense



1,730




727




4,256




2,950















Net interest income



9,891




9,260




36,941




36,971















Provision for loan and lease losses



527




493




3,308




2,010















Net interest income after provision for loan and lease losses



9,364




8,767




33,633




34,961















Non-interest income:













Service and other charges on deposit accounts



250




292




1,154




1,069


Net (loss) gain on sales and prepayments of investment securities



(83)







(83)




22


Lease income



229




211




864




830


Other income, net



282




362




1,516




1,600


Total non-interest income



678




865




3,451




3,521















Non-interest expense:













Salaries and employee benefits



4,029




4,206




16,418




19,157


Net occupancy and equipment



813




1,070




3,281




4,388


Computer services



415




421




1,639




1,832


Fees for professional services



249




272




1,060




1,275


Other expense



1,600




1,445




5,674




6,104


Total non-interest expense



7,106




7,414




28,072




32,756















Income before income taxes



2,936




2,218




9,012




5,726


Provision for income taxes



708




507




2,148




1,275


Net income


$

2,228



$

1,711



$

6,864



$

4,451


Basic net income per share


$

0.37



$

0.27



$

1.13



$

0.70


Diluted net income per share


$

0.35



$

0.25



$

1.06



$

0.66


Dividends per share


$

0.05



$

0.03



$

0.14



$

0.12




Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to the financial results presented in this press release that have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), the Company's management believes that certain non-GAAP financial measures and ratios are beneficial to the reader. These non-GAAP measures have been provided to enhance overall understanding of the Company's current financial performance and position. Management believes that these presentations provide meaningful comparisons of financial performance and position in various periods and can be used as a supplement to the GAAP-based measures presented in this press release. The non-GAAP financial results presented should not be considered a substitute for the GAAP-based results. Management believes that both GAAP measures of the Company's financial performance and the respective non-GAAP measures should be considered together.

The non-GAAP measures and ratios that have been provided in this press release include measures of tangible assets and equity and certain ratios that include tangible assets and equity. Discussion of these measures and ratios is included below, along with reconciliations of such non-GAAP measures to GAAP amounts included in the financial statements previously presented in this press release.

Tangible Balances and Measures

In addition to capital ratios defined by GAAP and banking regulators, the Company utilizes various tangible common equity measures when evaluating capital utilization and adequacy. These measures, which are presented in the financial tables in this press release, may also include calculations of tangible assets. As defined by the Company, tangible common equity represents shareholders' equity less goodwill and identifiable intangible assets, while tangible assets represent total assets less goodwill and identifiable intangible assets.

Management believes that the measures of tangible equity are important because they reflect the level of capital available to withstand unexpected market conditions. In addition, presentation of these measures allows readers to compare certain aspects of the Company's capitalization to other organizations. In management's experience, many stock analysts use tangible common equity measures in conjunction with more traditional bank capital ratios to compare capital adequacy of banking organizations with significant amounts of goodwill or other intangible assets that typically result from the use of the purchase accounting method in accounting for mergers and acquisitions.

These calculations are intended to complement the capital ratios defined by GAAP and banking regulators. Because GAAP does not include these measures, management believes that there are no comparable GAAP financial measures to the tangible common equity ratios that the Company utilizes. Despite the importance of these measures to the Company, there are no standardized definitions for the measures, and, therefore, the Company's calculations may not be comparable with those of other organizations. In addition, there may be limits to the usefulness of these measures to investors. Accordingly, management encourages readers to consider the Company's consolidated financial statements in their entirety and not to rely on any single financial measure. The table below reconciles the Company's calculations of these measures to amounts reported in accordance with GAAP.





Quarter Ended



Year Ended






2022



2021



2022



2021






December 
31,



September
30,



June 
30,



March 
31,



December 
31,



December 31,



December 31,






(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)






(Unaudited Reconciliation)


TANGIBLE BALANCES
























Total assets




$

994,667



$

989,277



$

955,385



$

968,646



$

958,302








Less: Goodwill





7,435




7,435




7,435




7,435




7,435








Less: Core deposit intangible





366




421




488




561




634








Tangible assets


(a)


$

986,866



$

981,421



$

947,462



$

960,650



$

950,233
































Total shareholders' equity




$

85,135



$

83,103



$

82,576



$

87,807



$

90,064








Less: Goodwill





7,435




7,435




7,435




7,435




7,435








Less: Core deposit intangible





366




421




488




561




634








Tangible common equity


(b)


$

77,334



$

75,247



$

74,653



$

79,811



$

81,995
































Average shareholders' equity




$

83,390



$

84,085



$

86,650



$

89,502



$

90,010



$

85,885



$

88,896


Less: Average goodwill





7,435




7,435




7,435




7,435




7,435




7,435




7,435


Less: Average core deposit intangible





392




451




523




596




669




490




794


Average tangible shareholders' equity


(c)


$

75,563



$

76,199



$

78,692



$

81,471



$

81,906



$

77,960



$

80,667


























Net income


(d)


$

2,228



$

1,860



$

1,415



$

1,361



$

1,711



$

6,864



$

4,451


Common shares outstanding (in thousands)


(e)



5,812




5,812




5,876




6,130




6,172
































TANGIBLE MEASURES
























Tangible book value per common share


(b)/(e)


$

13.31



$

12.95



$

12.70



$

13.02



$

13.28
































Tangible common equity to tangible assets


(b)/(a)



7.84

%



7.67

%



7.88

%



8.31

%



8.63

%































Return on average tangible common equity (annualized)


(1)



11.70

%



9.69

%



7.21

%



6.77

%



8.29

%



8.80

%



5.52

%


(1)

Calculation of Return on average tangible common equity (annualized) = ((net income (d) / number of days in period) * number of days in year) / average tangible shareholders' equity (c)

 

Contact:

Thomas S. Elley


205-582-1200

 

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