FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Red River Bancshares, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results
Alexandria, Louisiana, October 29, 2020, (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Red River Bancshares, Inc. (the “Company”), (Nasdaq: RRBI), the holding company for Red River Bank (the “Bank”), announced today its unaudited financial results for the third quarter of 2020.
Net income for the third quarter of 2020 was $7.3 million, or $0.99 per diluted common share ("EPS"), an increase of $431,000, or 6.3%, compared to $6.9 million, or $0.93 EPS, for the second quarter of 2020, and an increase of $438,000, or 6.4%, compared to $6.8 million, or $0.93 EPS, for the third quarter of 2019.
Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2020, was $20.9 million, or $2.84 EPS, an increase of $2.8 million, or 15.5%, compared to $18.1 million, or $2.57 EPS, for the nine months ended September 30, 2019.
Third Quarter 2020 Performance and Operational Highlights
•The third quarter of 2020 included a new Company high level of mortgage lending activity, approval of a stock repurchase program, entrance into a new market, and the impact of Hurricane Laura. The Louisiana COVID-19 pandemic response restrictions transitioned from Phase Two to Phase Three, easing restrictions and allowing increased economic activity.
•The quarterly return on assets was 1.20%, and the quarterly return on equity was 10.50%.
•Assets increased $129.1 million in the third quarter of 2020 to $2.49 billion as of September 30, 2020, driven by a $124.6 million increase in deposits. Deposits increased due to strong deposit account opening activity and a large, temporary deposit, along with commercial customers maintaining larger deposit balances.
•Mortgage loan production and income in 2020 were at record-high levels for the Company. Mortgage loan income for the third quarter of 2020 was $2.9 million, surpassing $1.9 million recorded in the prior quarter. For the nine months ended September 30, 2020, mortgage loan income was $5.7 million, which was $3.5 million, or 161.7%, higher than the same period in 2019.
•As of September 30, 2020, active pandemic-related loan deferrals were $23.3 million, or 1.6% of non-PPP loans held for investment ("HFI") (non-GAAP), down from $152.8 million, or 10.7% of non-PPP loans HFI (non-GAAP) as of June 30, 2020.
•Nonperforming assets ("NPA(s)") increased $921,000 and were $5.2 million, or 0.21% of assets as of September 30, 2020. The provision for loan losses for the third quarter of 2020 was $1.6 million, compared to $1.5 million for the prior quarter. As of September 30, 2020, the allowance for loan losses ("ALL") was $16.2 million, or 0.98% of loans HFI and 1.11%(1) of non-PPP loans HFI (non-GAAP).
•The net interest margin for the third quarter of 2020 was negatively impacted by the low interest rate environment. The net interest margin fully tax equivalent ("FTE") for the third quarter of 2020 was 3.02%, compared to 3.12% for the prior quarter.
•Red River Bank participated in the Small Business Administration ("SBA") Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") and as of September 30, 2020, had $193.5 million of PPP loans, net of deferred income, at an interest rate of 1.0%. These loans resulted in $877,000 of origination fees recognized as income in the third quarter of 2020 and $5.4 million in deferred income as of September 30, 2020. Red River Bank began accepting PPP loan forgiveness applications on September 14, 2020.
•On August 27, 2020, our board approved a stock repurchase program that authorizes us to purchase up to $3.0 million of our outstanding shares through August 27, 2021. In the third quarter of 2020, we repurchased 2,824 shares.
•We declared and paid a quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per common share.
•We began operations in our newest market, Acadiana, which includes the Lafayette, Louisiana metropolitan statistical area. We hired an Acadiana market president and opened a combined loan and deposit production office in Lafayette.
•On August 27, 2020, Hurricane Laura made landfall in southwest Louisiana near Lake Charles and impacted southwest and central Louisiana. Red River Bank did not sustain any significant damage to its locations, and our employees remained safe. Our business continuity planning allowed us to quickly restore banking services in the impacted areas.
•On October 9, 2020, Hurricane Delta also made landfall in southwest Louisiana near Lake Charles and continued to move inland through central Louisiana. Banking locations in the impacted markets closed as necessary prior to the hurricane's landfall, and normal banking services were provided the following day. There was no significant damage to any of Red River Bank's locations as a result of Hurricane Delta.
Blake Chatelain, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "In the third quarter we kept our focus on helping our customers through the challenges of 2020. Since the pandemic began in March 2020, our goal has been to be as accessible as possible to our customers, while also implementing social distancing and other protective measures to protect employees and customers.
(1) Non-GAAP financial measure. Calculations of this measure and reconciliations to GAAP are included in the schedules accompanying this release.
The following information was filed by Red River Bancshares Inc (RRBI) on Thursday, October 29, 2020 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-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.