Exhibit 99.1

 

BANCORP OF NEW JERSEY REPORTS 2019 THIRD QUARTER FINANCIAL RESULTS

 

November 8, 2019 — Fort Lee, NJ — Bancorp of New Jersey, Inc. (NYSE American:  BKJ) (the “Company”), holding company for Bank of New Jersey (the “Bank”), today reported financial results for its third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2019. Net income for the third quarter of 2019 was $517 thousand, or $0.07 per diluted share, compared to net income of $1.76 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2018. Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 was $3.42 million, or $0.47 per diluted share, compared to net income of $4.30 million, or $0.61 per diluted share, for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, a decrease of $873 thousand or 20.4%. This decrease in net income for the three and nine month periods is primarily due to merger related expenses, lower net interest income and an increase in the effective tax rate.

 

Total loans were $798.1 million at September 30, 2019, up $32.2 million or 4.2% from the December 31, 2018 balance of $765.9 million. Total deposits were $799.9 million at September 30, 2019, up $63.2 million or 8.6% from the December 31, 2018 balance of $736.7 million.

 

Nancy E. Graves, Bancorp of New Jersey’s President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “We are pleased with our continued organic growth in loans and core deposits during 2019.  With the definitive merger agreement of August 15, 2019, the Company and ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. (“ConnectOne”) are focused on completing the customary closing conditions of the merger, including outstanding regulatory approvals and approval by the Company’s and ConnectOne’s shareholders. It is anticipated that the transaction will close during the first quarter of 2020.”

 

The following tables show information regarding the growth in our loan and deposit portfolios (in thousands):

 

 

 

At the Period Ended

 

 

 

September 30, 2019

 

December 31, 2018

 

Loan Composition

 

 

 

 

 

Commercial Real Estate

 

$

676,154

 

$

640,627

 

Residential Mortgages

 

54,420

 

58,281

 

Commercial and Industrial

 

23,975

 

24,852

 

Home Equity

 

43,359

 

41,833

 

Consumer

 

166

 

326

 

Total Loans

 

798,074

 

765,919

 

Deferred Loan Fees and Costs, net

 

(830

)

(937

)

Allowance for Loan Losses

 

(8,696

)

(8,393

)

Net Loans

 

$

788,548

 

$

756,589

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deposit Composition

 

 

 

 

 

Noninterest-Bearing Demand Deposits

 

$

128,152

 

$

118,489

 

Savings and Interest-Bearing Transaction Accounts

 

272,516

 

298,108

 

Time Deposits $250 and under

 

268,199

 

213,855

 

Time Deposits over $250

 

131,040

 

106,250

 

Total Deposits

 

$

799,907

 

$

736,702

 

 


 

Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019 Financial Review

 

Net Interest Income

 

Net interest income decreased by $322 thousand or 4.6% and $719 thousand or 3.6% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, respectively, versus the same periods last year.  The lower net interest income is a result of the increase in total interest expense outpacing the increase in total interest income in 2019. Net interest margin was 2.88% at the end of the third quarter compared to 2.92% at the end of the second quarter of 2019.

 

Total interest income increased by $992 thousand or 10.6% and $2.7 million or 10.1% for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, respectively, as compared to the corresponding periods in 2018, and was driven primarily in loan growth.

 

Total interest expense increased by $1.3 million or 54.9% in the third quarter of 2019 to $3.7 million compared to $2.4 million in the third quarter of 2018. For the nine months ended September 30, 2019, total interest expense increased by $3.4 million or 51.9% versus the same period in 2018. The increase in total interest expense for the three and nine month periods was due to higher deposit balances and rates paid on deposits and borrowed funds.

 

Provision for Loan Losses

 

The Company recorded a provision for loan losses of $250 thousand and $390 thousand for both the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, respectively, compared to a provision for loan losses of $280 thousand and $930 thousand for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018, respectively. The allowance for loan losses to total loans was 1.09% as of September 30, 2019.

 

Non-Interest Expense

 

Non-interest expense was $5.5 million and $4.4 million during the third quarter of 2019 and 2018, respectively, as compared to non-interest expense of $14.8 million and $13.8 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, respectively. Included in non-interest expense for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 are legal and professional fees of approximately $700 thousand in merger related expenses.

 

Income Tax Expense

 

The income tax accrual for the three months ended September 30, 2019 was $440 thousand compared to $589 thousand for the same period in 2018. The decrease in income tax expense was the result of lower income before provision of income taxes. The effective tax rate for the three months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 was 46.2% and 25.1%, respectively.  The increase in the effective tax rate reflected a year-to-date catch up in the accrual for income taxes in anticipation of the issuance of regulations implementing New Jersey’s adoption of tax legislation requiring a combined filing of affiliated companies. In addition, certain merger related costs are not tax deductible.

 

The income tax accrual for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 was $1.2 million compared to $1.4 million for the same period in 2018 which was a result of lower income before provision of income taxes. The effective tax rate for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 was 26.0%, as the Company anticipates the issuance of regulations implementing the tax legislation discussed above and the non-deductibility of certain merger related expenses.

 

Net Income

 

Net income for the third quarter of 2019 was $517 thousand compared to net income of $1.76 million for the third quarter of 2018, a decrease of $1.25 million or 70.9%.  Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 was $3.42 million compared to net income of $4.30 million for the same period in 2018, a decrease of $873 thousand or 20.4%. This decrease in net income for the three and nine month periods is primarily due to merger related expenses, lower net interest income and an increase in the effective tax rate.

 

Financial Condition

 

Total assets increased by $77.9 million, or 8.8%, from $883.7 million at December 31, 2018 to $961.7 million at September 30, 2019, reflecting an increase in cash and cash equivalents, loans receivable and other assets related to the booking of a right to use asset due to the adoption of Accounting Standards Update 2016-02, Leases as of January 1, 2019.

 

Total cash and cash equivalents increased from $64.5 million at December 31, 2018 to $108.5 million at September 30, 2019, an increase of $44.0 million. The change in cash is mainly due to an increase in deposit account balances and the maturity of certain securities.

 

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An increase in deposit balances, primarily in time deposits, and customers transferring funds to higher interest-bearing accounts have increased deposit costs. The Bank has sought to increase its core deposits while reducing its reliance on potentially volatile municipal deposits and their effects of seasonal fluctuations related to real estate tax inflows and payments.

 

Borrowed funds decreased to $49.9 million as of September 30, 2019 from $51.7 million at December 31, 2018.

 

At September 30, 2019, the Bank maintained capital ratios that were in excess of regulatory standards for well capitalized institutions. The Company’s and Bank’s Tier 1 capital to average assets ratio was 10.01%, each of their common equity Tier 1 capital and Tier 1 capital to risk weighted assets ratios were 11.29% and their total capital to risk weighted assets ratio was 12.34%.

 

Loan Quality

 

At September 30, 2019 the Bank had non-accrual loans of $10.8 million. Included in this total are $3.4 million in Troubled Debt Restructured Loans (“TDRs”). At year-end 2018, non-accrual loans totaled $9.4 million, of which $4.5 million were TDRs. Accruing loans delinquent greater than 30 days were $4.3 million as of September 30, 2019, compared to $5.3 million at December 31, 2018. Of the $4.3 million in delinquent loans at September 30, 2019, two loans totaling $1.2 million reached maturity and were in the process of extension or renewal.

 

About the Company

 

Founded in 2006, Bancorp of New Jersey, Inc. is the holding company for Bank of New Jersey, which provides traditional commercial and consumer banking products and services. The Bank’s corporate office is in Englewood Cliffs and the Bank currently operates out of 9 branch offices located in Fort Lee, Hackensack, Haworth, Englewood Cliffs, Englewood, Cliffside Park, and Woodcliff Lake. For more information about Bank of New Jersey and its products and services, please visit

 

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http://www.bonj.net or call 201-720-3201. If you would like to receive future Bancorp of New Jersey announcements electronically, please email us at shareholder@bonj.net.

 

Forward-Looking Statements

 

This press release and other statements made from time to time by Bancorp of New Jersey’s management contain express and implied statements relating to our future financial condition, results of operations, credit quality, corporate objectives, and other financial and business matters, which are considered forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are necessarily speculative and speak only as of the date made, and are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties, all of which may change over time. Actual results could differ materially from those expected or implied by such forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties which could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from such forward-looking statements are included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K under Item 1a — Risk Factors and in the description of our business under Item 1. Additional information and other factors that could affect future financial results are included in the Company’s subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any statements made that are not historical facts should be considered to be forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to update forward-looking statements or to make any public announcement when we consider forward-looking statements to no longer be accurate, whether as a result of new information of future events, except as may be required by applicable law or regulation.

 

Additional Information

 

This press release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of any offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval. Before making any vote or investment decision, investors and shareholders of the Company are urged to read carefully the Company’s definitive proxy statement relating to the merger with ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc.

 

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BANCORP OF NEW JERSEY, INC.

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(in thousands, except for per share data)

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended September 30, 

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

INTEREST INCOME

 

 

 

 

 

Loans, including fees

 

$

9,535

 

$

8,779

 

Securities

 

168

 

229

 

Federal funds sold and other

 

616

 

319

 

TOTAL INTEREST INCOME

 

10,319

 

9,327

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTEREST EXPENSE

 

 

 

 

 

Savings and interest bearing transaction accounts

 

938

 

546

 

Time deposits

 

2,387

 

1,663

 

Borrowed funds

 

382

 

184

 

TOTAL INTEREST EXPENSE

 

3,707

 

2,393

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET INTEREST INCOME BEFORE PROVISION FOR LOAN LOSSES

 

6,612

 

6,934

 

Provision for loan losses

 

250

 

280

 

NET INTEREST INCOME AFTER PROVISION FOR LOAN LOSSES

 

6,362

 

6,654

 

NON-INTEREST INCOME

 

 

 

 

 

Fees and service charges

 

134

 

115

 

TOTAL NON-INTEREST INCOME

 

134

 

115

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON-INTEREST EXPENSE

 

 

 

 

 

Salaries and employee benefits

 

2,676

 

2,369

 

Occupancy and equipment expense

 

889

 

827

 

FDIC premiums and related expenses

 

(95

)

130

 

Legal fees

 

686

 

120

 

Other real estate owned expenses

 

49

 

1

 

Professional fees

 

455

 

237

 

Data processing

 

403

 

149

 

Other expenses

 

476

 

585

 

TOTAL NON-INTEREST EXPENSE

 

5,539

 

4,418

 

Income before provision for income taxes

 

957

 

2,351

 

Income tax expense

 

440

 

589

 

Net Income

 

$

517

 

$

1,762

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PER SHARE OF COMMON STOCK

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

0.07

 

$

0.24

 

Diluted

 

$

0.07

 

$

0.24

 

 

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BANCORP OF NEW JERSEY, INC.

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(in thousands, except for per share data)

 

 

 

For the Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

INTEREST INCOME

 

 

 

 

 

Loans, including fees

 

$

27,380

 

$

25,106

 

Securities

 

554

 

698

 

Federal funds sold and other

 

1,448

 

887

 

TOTAL INTEREST INCOME

 

29,382

 

26,691

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTEREST EXPENSE

 

 

 

 

 

Savings and interest bearing transaction accounts

 

2,736

 

1,427

 

Time deposits

 

6,161

 

4,786

 

Borrowed funds

 

1,082

 

356

 

TOTAL INTEREST EXPENSE

 

9,979

 

6,569

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET INTEREST INCOME BEFORE PROVISION FOR LOAN LOSSES

 

19,403

 

20,122

 

Provision for loan losses

 

390

 

930

 

NET INTEREST INCOME AFTER PROVISION FOR LOAN LOSSES

 

19,013

 

19,192

 

NON-INTEREST INCOME

 

 

 

 

 

Fees and service charges

 

391

 

320

 

TOTAL NON-INTEREST INCOME

 

391

 

320

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NON-INTEREST EXPENSE

 

 

 

 

 

Salaries and employee benefits

 

7,546

 

7,156

 

Occupancy and equipment expense

 

2,707

 

2,522

 

FDIC premiums and related expenses

 

138

 

436

 

Legal fees

 

1,036

 

477

 

Other real estate owned expenses

 

74

 

10

 

Professional fees

 

892

 

730

 

Data processing

 

971

 

687

 

Other expenses

 

1,418

 

1,814

 

TOTAL NON-INTEREST EXPENSE

 

14,782

 

13,832

 

Income before provision for income taxes

 

4,622

 

5,680

 

Income tax expense

 

1,200

 

1,385

 

Net Income

 

$

3,422

 

$

4,295

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PER SHARE OF COMMON STOCK

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

0.47

 

$

0.61

 

Diluted

 

$

0.47

 

$

0.61

 

 

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BANCORP OF NEW JERSEY, INC.

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION

(in thousands, except for per share data)

 

 

 

September 30, 2019

 

December 31, 2018

 

Assets

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and due from banks

 

$

2,601

 

$

3,541

 

Interest bearing deposits

 

101,885

 

59,024

 

Federal funds sold

 

4,035

 

1,977

 

Total cash and cash equivalents

 

108,521

 

64,542

 

Interest bearing time deposits

 

500

 

500

 

Securities available for sale

 

26,914

 

32,293

 

Securities held to maturity (fair value $264 and $5,852 at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively)

 

264

 

5,852

 

Restricted investment in bank stock, at cost

 

3,088

 

3,239

 

Loans receivable

 

798,074

 

765,919

 

Deferred loan fees and costs, net

 

(830

)

(937

)

Allowance for loan losses

 

(8,696

)

(8,393

)

Net loans

 

788,548

 

756,589

 

Premises and equipment, net

 

12,996

 

13,440

 

Accrued interest receivable

 

2,849

 

2,841

 

Other real estate owned

 

1,363

 

511

 

Right of use asset

 

12,865

 

 

Other assets

 

3,776

 

3,929

 

Total assets

 

$

961,684

 

$

883,736

 

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

Deposits:

 

 

 

 

 

Noninterest-bearing demand deposits

 

$

128,152

 

$

118,489

 

Savings and interest bearing transaction accounts

 

272,516

 

298,108

 

Time deposits $250 and under

 

268,199

 

213,855

 

Time deposits over $250

 

131,040

 

106,250

 

Total deposits

 

799,907

 

736,702

 

Borrowed funds

 

49,847

 

51,658

 

Lease liability

 

13,333

 

 

Accrued expenses and other liabilities

 

5,490

 

6,269

 

Total liabilities

 

868,577

 

794,629

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

 

Common stock, no par value, authorized 20,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding 7,293,697 at September 30, 2019 and 7,295,466 at December 31, 2018

 

76,913

 

76,713

 

Retained earnings

 

16,236

 

12,814

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(42

)

(420

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

93,107

 

89,107

 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

$

961,684

 

$

883,736

 

 

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