Exhibit 99.1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

COUNTY BANCORP, INC. ANNOUNCES RECORD NET INCOME

OF $14.3 MILLION FOR THE YEAR 2018

 

Highlights

 

Net income of $2.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2018 and $14.3 million for the year 2018

 

Diluted earnings per share of $0.40 for the fourth quarter of 2018 and $2.04 for the year2018

 

Book value per share of $21.48 as of December 31, 2018, an increase of $1.55, or 7.8%, since December 31, 2017

 

Gross loans serviced increased $20.7 million during the fourth quarter of 2018, an increase of 1.1%, and $119.4 million during the year 2018, an increase of 6.8%

 

Core deposit growth of $36.3 million during the fourth quarter of 2018, an increase of 5.1%, and $69.3 million during the year 2018, an increase of 10.1%

 

Manitowoc, Wisconsin, February 11, 2019 County Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICBK), the holding company of Investors Community Bank (the “Bank”), an agricultural and commercial community bank headquartered in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, reported net income of $2.8 million, or $0.41 diluted earnings per share, for the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to net income of $3.5 million, or $0.50 diluted earnings per share, for the third quarter of 2018 and $2.1 million, or $0.30 diluted earnings per share, for the fourth quarter of 2017.  Net income for the year ended December 31, 2018 was $14.3 million, or $2.04 diluted earnings per share, compared to $10.4 million for the year ended December 31, 2017, or $1.49 diluted earnings per share, an increase of 36.7%.  This represents a return on average assets of 0.96% for the year ended December 31, 2018, compared to 0.80% for the year ended December 31, 2017.

 

“We are very pleased that we continue to produce solid year-over-year earnings, even with the challenges in the dairy sector,” stated Tim Schneider, President of County Bancorp, Inc. and CEO of the Bank.  

 

“With the dairy challenges and a flattening to inverted yield curve, we are going to take 2019 to manage our growth and work on the right side of our balance sheet.  We plan to reduce our overall credit exposure during the first half of 2019 and continue to focus on core deposit generation.  This will allow us to work aggressively to reduce our wholesale funding during 2019.  We anticipate another challenging year on the credit side with our classified assets continuing to increase.  We still believe that our classified asset levels are protected overall by the use of Farm Service Agency guarantees on many of our agricultural credits.”

 

Loans and Total Assets

 

Total assets at December 31, 2018 were $1.5 billion, an increase of $5.9 million, or 0.4%, and $123.8 million, or 8.9%, over total assets as of September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively.  Total loans were $1.2 billion at December 31, 2018, which represents a $58.3 million, or 5.1%, increase over total loans at December 31, 2017.  Loan growth in the fourth quarter of 2018 was $4.4 million, an increase of 0.4%, from September 30, 2018.

 

In addition to on-balance sheet loan growth, participated loans that we continue to service totaled $661.3 million at December 31, 2018, which is an increase of $60.1 million, or 10.1%, over participated loans that we continued to service at December 31, 2017.  During the fourth quarter of 2018, participated loans that we continue to service increased $16.4 million, or 2.5%, over loans sold and serviced as of September 30, 2018.

 

Deposits

 

Total deposits at December 31, 2018 were $1.2 billion, an increase of $14.6 million, or 1.2%, and $113.3 million, or 10.2%, over total deposits as of September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively.  Core deposit (demand deposits, money


The following information was filed by County Bancorp, Inc. (ICBK) on Monday, February 11, 2019 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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