Click here to close now.

Welcome!

.NET Authors: Greg O'Connor, Michael Kanasoot, Jayaram Krishnaswamy, Adine Deford, Peter Silva

News Feed Item

Chain Bridge Bancorp, Inc. and Chain Bridge Bank, N.A. Earnings Release 2012

Earnings up 23% in 2012 Over 2011

MCLEAN, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/07/13 -- Chain Bridge Bancorp, Inc. (the "Company"), the parent of Chain Bridge Bank, N.A. (the "Bank") (collectively, "Chain Bridge"), today reported that its net income grew 23% in 2012, to $2.956 million or $147 per share, up from $2.403 million, or $129 per share in 2011.

Peter G. Fitzgerald, Chairman of Chain Bridge, commented: "Chain Bridge's earnings reflect strong loan growth and continued exceptional credit quality. The Bank performed well even in a weak revenue environment." Regarding the outlook for 2013, Fitzgerald said: "Chain Bridge expects continued low interest rates and, consequently, continued pressure on bank net interest margins. To compensate, management is working hard to control costs while at the same time increasing non-interest income."

Balance Sheet Growth

Loan demand was strong during the year as loans grew 34% from $86.6 million at year end 2011 to $116.3 million at year end 2012. Closed-end residential real estate loans grew $22.9 million while commercial real estate loans rose $4.1 million. The Bank's securities portfolio decreased slightly, by $2.8 million, to $158.5 million at year-end.

Average assets of the Company grew $118 million, or 53%, to $341 million in 2012 compared to $223 million in 2011. The bulk of the growth in average assets was due to a temporary, seasonal rise in client deposit balances. Prior to year-end, clients drew down the bulk of these seasonal deposit balances, so year-over-year assets increased only slightly, by $395 thousand, to $292 million at year end 2012.

Net Interest Income and Yields

Net interest income increased by $2.0 million as average earning assets grew $116 million to $330 million. Liquidity was maintained to fund draw-downs of balances in seasonal deposit accounts, so excess funds were invested in liquid investments and cash. Investments in shorter term assets resulted in a decline in the yield on earning assets of 97 basis points to 3.49 percent. Deposit growth was primarily in non-interest bearing accounts, so the Bank's overall cost of funds declined to 0.24 percent. The net interest margin declined 78 basis points to 3.26 percent.

Non-Interest Income

Non-interest income, excluding securities gains and losses, increased $258 thousand during the year to $668 thousand. Service charge income grew $170 thousand as transaction activity in seasonal accounts was strong. A fresh source of revenue came from the newly established mortgage division of the Bank. Non-interest income earned on consumer mortgage loans totaled $67 thousand during the year.

Asset Quality and Capital

The Bank's asset quality remained exceptional. No loans were past-due at December 31, 2012 and the Bank reported no repossessed assets or non-performing loans. The Bank charged-off one commercial loan during 2012 for $225 thousand as the borrower declared bankruptcy. The Bank is working with the bankruptcy trustee to pursue collection of the debt.

At year-end 2012, the Company's tier 1 risk-based capital ratio stood at 17.08% and its equity-to-assets ratio stood at 10.56. The Company's capital ratios substantially exceed those required by law. In 2012, MSN Money ranked Chain Bridge Bank as one of the 359 safest banks in the country (out of more than 7,300).

New Residential Mortgage Division

During the year, the Bank invested considerable resources in establishing a full service residential mortgage division. In addition to purchasing an office condominium to house the division, the Bank hired six highly experienced specialists who collectively have over 100 years experience in residential mortgage lending. The division has state-of-the art systems, two loan originators, an underwriter, a processor, a closer and an administrative assistant, all under one roof.

Due to legal, regulatory, and start-up costs, the division incurred a loss of $158 thousand and was a drag on net income in 2012. Management expects that if interest rates remain low and the demand for mortgages remains high that the division will add to net income in 2013.

Outlook for 2013

The banking outlook for the coming year contains the same interest rate and regulatory challenges faced over the past year with the added complexity of uncertain fiscal policy decisions. Low rates will continue to place further pressure on net interest income throughout 2013. Likewise, enhanced operating controls will be needed to stay ahead of ever changing regulatory expectations. The U.S. economy is showing signs of improvement with the jobless rate continuing its slow decline and the housing market gradually improving, but the recovery is tenuous and, particularly in the Washington, D.C. area, will be impacted by policy decisions on spending cuts and "sequestration."

"Chain Bridge Bank is uniquely positioned to take advantage of industry challenges over the coming year," said the Bank's President and Chief Executive Officer John J. Brough. Brough added that "Low rates present an opportunity for the Bank to grow its loan portfolio. Loan growth will help the Bank's interest margin as lower yielding cash and bonds are converted into higher yielding loans. We also are excited to offer clients a full suite of real estate loans through our new residential mortgage division."

Chain Bridge Bank, National Association is a full service community bank organized under the laws of the United States and is the sole subsidiary of Chain Bridge Bancorp, Inc., a registered bank holding company. The Bank is headquartered in McLean, Virginia and serves businesses and individuals throughout the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area. The Bank is a member of the FDIC and its deposits are insured up to the legal maximums. The Company's shares are privately held.


                  Chain Bridge Bancorp, Inc (Consolidated)
                  Chain Bridge Bank, National Association
                                 McLean, VA
                       Financial Highlights Year End
                                                  Period Ended December 31,
                                                 --------------------------
                                                     2012          2011
                                                 ------------  ------------
(Dollars in Thousands)                            (Unaudited)    (Audited)

Performance Measures and Yields
  Consolidated net income                        $      2,956  $      2,403
  Earnings growth rate (%)                              23.01%        14.56%
  Return on average assets (ROAA) (%)                    0.87%         1.08%
  Return on average equity (ROAE) (%)                   10.04%        10.66%
  Yield on earning assets (%)                            3.49%         4.46%
  Cost of interest bearing liabilities (%)               0.60%         0.77%
  Cost of funds (%)                                      0.24%         0.43%
  Net interest margin (%)                                3.26%         4.04%

Balance Sheet Highlights
  Total assets                                   $    292,494  $    292,099
  Average assets                                 $    341,163  $    223,002
  Total loans & leases                           $    115,266  $     86,591
  Total deposits                                 $    254,392  $    263,019
  Loans to deposit ratio (%)                               45%           33%

Capitalization
  Total equity capital                           $     30,874  $     26,809
  Percent change in total equity capital                 15.2%         33.7%
  Tangible equity                                $     30,874  $     26,809
  Tier 1 capital                                 $     26,761  $     23,721
  Equity as a percentage of total assets (%)            10.56%         9.18%
  Total risk-based capital ratio (%)                    18.23%        15.86%
  Tier 1 risk-based ratio (%)                           17.08%        14.89%

Deposit Composition (%)
  Noninterest bearing deposits / deposits                46.8%         56.8%
  Transaction accounts / deposits                        63.4%         77.3%
  MMDAs & savings / deposits                             15.3%         11.3%
  Time deposits / deposits                               21.6%         11.4%

Asset Quality (%)
  Non-performing assets / assets                            -%         0.08%
  Loan loss reserves / gross loans                       1.70%         1.78%
  Reserves / non-performing assets                          -%          642%
  Net charge-offs / average loans                        0.23%         0.08%

Chain Bridge Bancorp, Inc. Share Information
  Number of shares outstanding                         20,158        20,086
  Book value per share (dollars)                 $   1,531.61  $   1,334.69
  Percent change in book value per share                14.75%        23.68%
  Net income per share (dollars)                 $     146.92  $     128.82
  Percent change in net income per share                14.05%        13.60%

Contact:
Guy A. Brewer
Senior Vice President & CFO
Phone: 703-748-2005
Address: 1445-A Laughlin Avenue
McLean, VA 22101
Email Contact
www.chainbridgebank.com


More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

@ThingsExpo Stories
Internet of Things (IoT) will be a hybrid ecosystem of diverse devices and sensors collaborating with operational and enterprise systems to create the next big application. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Bramh Gupta, founder and CEO of robomq.io, and Fred Yatzeck, principal architect leading product development at robomq.io, will discuss how choosing the right middleware and integration strategy from the get-go will enable IoT solution developers to adapt and grow with the industry, while at the same time reduce Time to Market (TTM) by using plug and play capabilities offered by a robust I...
After making a doctor’s appointment via your mobile device, you receive a calendar invite. The day of your appointment, you get a reminder with the doctor’s location and contact information. As you enter the doctor’s exam room, the medical team is equipped with the latest tablet containing your medical history – he or she makes real time updates to your medical file. At the end of your visit, you receive an electronic prescription to your preferred pharmacy and can schedule your next appointment.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Solgenia will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Solgenia is the global market leader in Cloud Collaboration and Cloud Infrastructure software solutions. Designed to “Bridge the Gap” between Personal and Professional Social, Mobile and Cloud user experiences, our solutions help large and medium-sized organizations dr...
While not quite mainstream yet, WebRTC is starting to gain ground with Carriers, Enterprises and Independent Software Vendors (ISV’s) alike. WebRTC makes it easy for developers to add audio and video communications into their applications by using Web browsers as their platform. But like any market, every customer engagement has unique requirements, as well as constraints. And of course, one size does not fit all. In her session at WebRTC Summit, Dr. Natasha Tamaskar, Vice President, Head of Cloud and Mobile Strategy at GENBAND, will explore what is needed to take a real time communications ...
The world's leading Cloud event, Cloud Expo has launched Microservices Journal on the SYS-CON.com portal, featuring over 19,000 original articles, news stories, features, and blog entries. DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. Microservices Journal offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. Follow new article posts on Twitter at @MicroservicesE
SYS-CON Events announced today that Litmus Automation will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Litmus Automation’s vision is to provide a solution for companies that are in a rush to embrace the disruptive Internet of Things technology and leverage it for real business challenges. Litmus Automation simplifies the complexity of connected devices applications with Loop, a secure and scalable cloud platform.
SYS-CON Events announced today the IoT Bootcamp – Jumpstart Your IoT Strategy, being held June 9–10, 2015, in conjunction with 16th Cloud Expo and Internet of @ThingsExpo at the Javits Center in New York City. This is your chance to jumpstart your IoT strategy. Combined with real-world scenarios and use cases, the IoT Bootcamp is not just based on presentations but includes hands-on demos and walkthroughs. We will introduce you to a variety of Do-It-Yourself IoT platforms including Arduino, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, Spark and Intel Edison. You will also get an overview of cloud technologies s...
Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 16th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York June 9-11 will find fresh new content in a new track called PaaS | Containers & Microservices Containers are not being considered for the first time by the cloud community, but a current era of re-consideration has pushed them to the top of the cloud agenda. With the launch of Docker's initial release in March of 2013, interest was revved up several notches. Then late last...
The WebRTC Summit 2015 New York, to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is open. Topics include all aspects of improving IT delivery by eliminating waste through automated business models leveraging cloud technologies. WebRTC Summit is co-located with 16th International Cloud Expo, @ThingsExpo, Big Data Expo, and DevOps Summit.
SOA Software has changed its name to Akana. With roots in Web Services and SOA Governance, Akana has established itself as a leader in API Management and is expanding into cloud integration as an alternative to the traditional heavyweight enterprise service bus (ESB). The company recently announced that it achieved more than 90% year-over-year growth. As Akana, the company now addresses the evolution and diversification of SOA, unifying security, management, and DevOps across SOA, APIs, microservices, and more.
Wearable technology was dominant at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) , and MWC was no exception to this trend. New versions of favorites, such as the Samsung Gear (three new products were released: the Gear 2, the Gear 2 Neo and the Gear Fit), shared the limelight with new wearables like Pebble Time Steel (the new premium version of the company’s previously released smartwatch) and the LG Watch Urbane. The most dramatic difference at MWC was an emphasis on presenting wearables as fashion accessories and moving away from the original clunky technology associated with t...
SYS-CON Events announced today that robomq.io will exhibit at SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. robomq.io is an interoperable and composable platform that connects any device to any application. It helps systems integrators and the solution providers build new and innovative products and service for industries requiring monitoring or intelligence from devices and sensors.
The list of ‘new paradigm’ technologies that now surrounds us appears to be at an all time high. From cloud computing and Big Data analytics to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and the Internet of Things (IoT), today we have to deal with what the industry likes to call ‘paradigm shifts’ at every level of IT. This is disruption; of course, we understand that – change is almost always disruptive.
SYS-CON Events announced today that SafeLogic has been named “Bag Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo® New York, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. SafeLogic provides security products for applications in mobile and server/appliance environments. SafeLogic’s flagship product CryptoComply is a FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic engine designed to secure data on servers, workstations, appliances, mobile devices, and in the Cloud.
GENBAND has announced that SageNet is leveraging the Nuvia platform to deliver Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) to its large base of retail and enterprise customers. Nuvia’s cloud-based solution provides SageNet’s customers with a full suite of business communications and collaboration tools. Two large national SageNet retail customers have recently signed up to deploy the Nuvia platform and the company will continue to sell the service to new and existing customers. Nuvia’s capabilities include HD voice, video, multimedia messaging, mobility, conferencing, Web collaboration, deskt...
SYS-CON Media announced today that @WebRTCSummit Blog, the largest WebRTC resource in the world, has been launched. @WebRTCSummit Blog offers top articles, news stories, and blog posts from the world's well-known experts and guarantees better exposure for its authors than any other publication. @WebRTCSummit Blog can be bookmarked ▸ Here @WebRTCSummit conference site can be bookmarked ▸ Here
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cisco, the worldwide leader in IT that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Cisco makes amazing things happen by connecting the unconnected. Cisco has shaped the future of the Internet by becoming the worldwide leader in transforming how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Cisco and our partners are building the platform for the Internet of Everything by connecting the...
Temasys has announced senior management additions to its team. Joining are David Holloway as Vice President of Commercial and Nadine Yap as Vice President of Product. Over the past 12 months Temasys has doubled in size as it adds new customers and expands the development of its Skylink platform. Skylink leads the charge to move WebRTC, traditionally seen as a desktop, browser based technology, to become a ubiquitous web communications technology on web and mobile, as well as Internet of Things compatible devices.
Docker is an excellent platform for organizations interested in running microservices. It offers portability and consistency between development and production environments, quick provisioning times, and a simple way to isolate services. In his session at DevOps Summit at 16th Cloud Expo, Shannon Williams, co-founder of Rancher Labs, will walk through these and other benefits of using Docker to run microservices, and provide an overview of RancherOS, a minimalist distribution of Linux designed expressly to run Docker. He will also discuss Rancher, an orchestration and service discovery platf...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Vitria Technology, Inc. will exhibit at SYS-CON’s @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Vitria will showcase the company’s new IoT Analytics Platform through live demonstrations at booth #330. Vitria’s IoT Analytics Platform, fully integrated and powered by an operational intelligence engine, enables customers to rapidly build and operationalize advanced analytics to deliver timely business outcomes for use cases across the industrial, enterprise, and consumer segments.