Exhibit 99.1

 

 

Contact Information:

 

Alan I. Rothenberg Chairman/Chief Executive Officer

Phone: (310) 270-9501

 

Jason P. DiNapoli

President/Chief Operating Officer

Phone: (310) 270-9505

 

1st CENTURY BANCSHARES, INC. REPORTS FINANCIAL RESULTS

FOR THE QUARTER AND YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2013

 

 

Los Angeles, CA (March 6, 2014)

– 1st Century Bancshares, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ:FCTY), the holding company for 1st Century Bank, N.A. (the “Bank”), today reported net income for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2013 of $217,000 and $6.9 million, respectively, compared to $912,000 and $2.9 million for the same periods last year. Pre-tax, pre-provision earnings for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2013 was $736,000 and $3.9 million, respectively, compared to $963,000 and $3.1 million, respectively, for the same periods last year.

 

Pre-tax, pre-provision earnings, a non-GAAP financial measure, is presented because management believes adjusting the Company’s results to exclude taxes and loan loss provisions provides stockholders with a useful metric for evaluating the profitability of the Company. A schedule reconciling our GAAP net income to pre-tax, pre-provision earnings is provided in the table below.

 

Alan I. Rothenberg, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of the Company stated, “I’m pleased by our financial results for the year. Despite a challenging interest rate environment, net interest income increased by over 15% during the year and loans were up by over 40% compared to the end of last year. As a result of this growth, our net interest margin stabilized at 3.19% during the year, but is still at a historically low level. In addition, asset quality has continued its improving trend during the year with total non-performing assets declining to 0.15% of total assets by the end of 2013.”

 

Jason P. DiNapoli, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company added, “Looking forward, I continue to believe that our market offers great opportunities for a community business bank like ours that’s focused on the customer experience and relationship banking. We plan to further invest in building upon our strong relationship teams and focus on drilling deeper into our current market. We continue to see customers migrating away from larger money center banks as they recognize the quality of our customer service and the benefits of our relationship banking model.”

 

2013 4th Quarter Highlights

 

 

The Bank’s total risk-based capital ratio was 13.69% at December 31, 2013, compared to the requirement of 10.00% to generally be considered a “well capitalized” financial institution for regulatory purposes. The Bank’s equity is comprised solely of common stock and does not include any capital received in connection with TARP, or other forms of capital such as trust preferred securities, convertible preferred stock or other equity or debt instruments.

 

 

For the quarter and year ended December 31, 2013, the Company recorded net income of $217,000, or $0.02 per diluted share, and $6.9 million, or $0.76 per diluted share, respectively. During the same periods last year, the Company reported net income of $912,000, or $0.10 per diluted share, and $2.9 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, respectively. The decline in net income during the three months ended December 31, 2013 as compared to the same period last year was primarily due to a $400,000 increase in provision for loan losses and a $534,000 decline in non-interest income, partially offset by a $482,000 increase in net interest income. The increase in net income for the year ended December 31, 2013, as compared to the same period last year, is primarily related to an increase in net interest income of $2.1 million and the reversal of our deferred tax valuation allowance, which resulted in an income tax benefit of approximately $3.1 million. These increases were partially offset by an increase in non-interest expenses of $1.1 million.

 

 
 

The following information was filed by 1St Century Bancshares, Inc. (FCTY) on Friday, March 7, 2014 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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