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 $949,000, or $3.30 per common share, for the three months ended March 31, 2023, compared to net income of $837,000 or $2.92 per common share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2022. The earnings improvement was primarily attributable to increased net interest margin compared to the same period in 2022.
Total assets decreased year-over-year to $661,365,000 on March 31, 2023 compared to $668,586,000 on March 31, 2022. Total loans of $438,413,000 on March 31, 2023 increased by $13.3 million during the quarter and have increased from $406,497,000 the year before. Total deposits decreased during the quarter by $7.2 million to $564,558,000 on March 31, 2023 and have decreased from $591,947,000 the year before. With the well-publicized failures of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, the Company has worked diligently with clients to provide information regarding the safety and soundness of the Bank as well as provide available options to enhance FDIC coverage according to client risk tolerance levels. The Bank has 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 3.45% during the first quarter of 2023 was stable compared with 3.51% in the fourth quarter of 2022 and improved from 2.83% in the first quarter of 2022. The most recent two quarters have benefited from the favorable impact of interest rate increases on variable-rate loans, interest-bearing cash balances and on newly originated loans. Due to recent increased competition for deposits along with some utilization of wholesale funding sources to enhance our liquidity position, we expect that our net interest margin will be negatively impacted as increases in the Company’s cost of funds will likely exceed the favorable impact of increases in yields on our earning assets.
Total shareholders’ equity increased slightly to $49,725,000 on March 31, 2023 from $49,642,000 a year ago due to the retained earnings for the past twelve months substantially offset by the negative impact of the change in market valuation of the investment portfolio in a rising rate environment. For the quarter ended March 31, 2023 the return on average assets and return on average equity was 0.59% and 7.83%, respectively.
“We began the quarter with strong loan growth however with the recent bank failures impact on confidence in the banking industry our focus quickly shifted to protecting our client’s deposits and maintaining a strong balance sheet.” said Jimmy Olevson, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank. Olevson continued “A large majority of our deposits are FDIC insured and we continue to offer increased FDIC insurance using the IntraFi Network. Our deposit base is stable and the Bank continues to operate in a safe and sound manner, just as we have for 134 years.”
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 May 16, 2023. The dividend payout of $172,650.00 on 287,750 shares is payable May 30, 2022.
National Capital Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for The National Capital Bank of Washington 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, sophisticated treasury management solutions, remote deposit capture and merchant processing – 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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