Washington, DC, National Capital Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) (OTC Pink: NACB), the holding company for The National Capital Bank of Washington (“NCB” or the “Bank") reported net income of $1,136,000, or$3.95 per common share, for the three months ended September 30, 2023, compared to net income of $1,285,000 or $4.47 per common share, for the quarter ended September30, 2022. For the nine months ended September30, 2023, the Company reported net income of $3,275,000, or $11.39 per share, compared to $3,233,000, or $11.26 for the nine months ended September 30, 2022. A recovery of provision for credit losses in the third quarter of the prior year was the leading factor in the decrease in Company profitability in the third quarter of 2023. Improvement in asset mix through continued loan growth along with enhanced expense control during the quarter helped to offset pressure from increased funding costs. Loan quality remains pristine with no non-performing loans as of September 30, 2023.
Total assets increased during the quarter to $682,002,000 on September 30, 2023. Total loans of $477,119,000 on September 30, 2023, increased by $12.0million during the quarter and have increased $52.0 million on a year-to-date basis. Total deposits remained fairly stable during the quarter at $560,930,000 on September 30, 2023, and have decreased $10.8million (1.9%) on a year-to-date basis. While the Company has begun to utilize borrowings from the FHLB and the Federal Reserve in 2023 to help in meeting loan growth opportunities, it has a relatively low reliance on wholesale funding sources and maintains strong levels of available secured borrowing capacity to meet the financing and cash flow needs of our client base as well as continue to pursue desirable new relationship opportunities.
The Company’s net interest margin of 3.23%during the third quarter of 2023 was down compared with 3.30% in the second quarter of 2023 but did improve from 3.08% in the third quarter of 2022. While the past several quarters have benefited from the favorable impact of interest rate increases on variable-rate loans, interest-bearing cash balances and on newly originated loans, we did see compression of our net interest margin again in the most recent quarter due to increased competition for deposits along with some utilization of wholesale funding sources to enhance our liquidity position and satisfy client borrowing needs and new loan opportunities.
Total shareholders’ equity increased to $49,542,000on September 30, 2023, from $45,925,000 a year ago due primarily to the retained earnings for the past twelve months. For the nine months ended September 30, 2023,the return on average assets and return on average equity was 0.67% and 8.70%,respectively.
“We continue to focus on growing core deposits while recognizing the pressure on our net interest margin given the rate environment.” said Jimmy Olevson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank. Olevson continued “Additionally, our loan operations team successfully launched the new FCM Collaboration Hub, (the hub), an FIS platform with built-inefficiencies to accelerate the loan onboarding process. The hub is a client accessible secure portal that is fully integrated with our core processor that reduces manual work, improves the client experience while also enhancing the Bank’s ability to manage our growing loan portfolio."
The Company also announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a dividend of $0.60 per share for shareholders of record as of November 16, 2023. The dividend payout of $172,650.00 on 287,750 shares is payable November 30,2023.
National Capital Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for The National Capital Bank of Washington (NCB) which was founded in 1889 and is Washington’s Oldest Bank. NCB is headquartered on Capitol Hill with offices in the Friendship Heights community in Northwest D.C., the Courthouse/Clarendon community in Arlington, Virginia and the Fox Hill senior living community of Bethesda, Maryland. NCB also operates residential mortgage and commercial lending offices and a wealth management services division. NCB product and service offerings include personal and business deposit accounts, robust online and mobile banking services and sophisticated treasury management solutions– all delivered with top-rated personal service. NCB is well positioned to serve all the banking needs of those in our communities. For more information about NCB, visit www.nationalcapitalbank.bank
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