January 26, 2021 - CCFNB Bancorp, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter 2020 Earnings
Bloomsburg, PA – CCFNB Bancorp, Inc. (OTC Pink: CCFN), parent company of First Columbia Bank & Trust Co., has released its unaudited financial statements for the fourth quarter of 2020.
Net income, as reported under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, for the quarter-ended December 31, 2020 was $2,862,000 compared to $2,011,000 for the same period in 2019. Net income, as reported under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, for the twelve months-ended December 31, 2020 was $9,332,000 compared to $8,928,000 for the same period in 2019. Earnings per share for the quarter-ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 were $1.38 and $0.95, respectively. Earnings per share for the twelve months-ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 were $4.47 and $4.22, respectively. The return on average assets and return on average equity were 1.15% and 9.07% for the twelve months-ended December 31, 2020 as compared to 1.21% and 9.20% for the same period of 2019.
Consolidated net income for the twelve months ended December 31, 2020 was negatively impacted by additional 2020 provisions for loan losses amounting to $1,055,000, or $100,000 more than 2019 provisions. With the additional loan loss reserves, the Company maintains a strong ratio of allowance to total loans of 1.86%. In addition, for the twelve months ended December 31, 2020 the Company recorded a loss on equity securities of $340,000 due to market value fluctuations in our Bank stock portfolio.
The net interest margin, tax effected, on interest earning assets was 2.97% and 3.24% at December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively.
Total assets amounted to $855.1 million at December 31, 2020 as compared to $742.7 at December 31, 2019. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2020, net loans, not held for sale, increased by $10.1 million while investment securities increased $10.0 million. Over the same time period, loans held for sale increased $4.0 million. Total deposits increased $102.9 million while short term borrowings increased $3.3 million since the end of 2019.
When compared to December 31, 2019, stockholders’ equity, excluding accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), increased $4.6 million to $104.3 million as of December 31, 2020. The current level of stockholders’ equity equated to a book value per share of $50.90 at December 31, 2020 as compared with $47.45 as of December 31, 2019. For the twelve months-ended December 31, 2020 cash dividends of $1.59 per share were paid to stockholders as compared to $1.55 for the same 2019 period. Also during the twelve months-ended December 31, 2020, the Company repurchased 32,100 shares. CCFNB Bancorp, Inc. remains well capitalized, with an equity to assets ratio of 12.4% as of December 31, 2020 and 13.5% at December 31, 2019.
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