Severn Bancorp, Inc. Announces Dividend

Annapolis, MD (August 28, 2018) – Severn Bancorp, Inc., (Nasdaq: SVBI) (the “Company”), parent company of Severn Savings Bank, FSB, today announced that the Board of Directors approved a cash dividend to its shareholders. The cash dividend of three cents ($0.03) per share of common stock will be payable on September 18, 2018 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 7, 2018.

Alan J. Hyatt, President and Chief Executive Officer said “We are pleased to announce another dividend payment to our shareholders.  Our efforts to increase net income and control costs are proving successful.  We are committed to continuing the positive trend and delivering shareholder value.”

About Severn Savings Bank: Founded in 1946, Severn is a full-service community bank offering a wide array of personal and commercial banking products as well as residential and commercial mortgage lending. It has assets of $820 million and five branches located in Annapolis, Edgewater, Glen Burnie, Severna Park, and Wayson’s Corner Maryland. The bank specializes in exceptional customer service and holds itself and its employees to a high standard of community contribution. Severn is on the Web at www.severnbank.com.

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In addition to the historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that may be affected by various factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained herein include, but are not limited to, those with respect to management’s determination of the amount of loan loss reserve and statements about the economy. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “guidance,” “potential,” “continue,” “project,” “forecast,” “confident,” and similar expressions are typically used to identify forward-looking statements. Severn’s operations and actual results could differ significantly from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Some of the factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, changes in the economy and interest rates both in the nation and in Severn’s general market area, federal and state regulation, competition and other factors detailed from time to time in Severn’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including “Item 1A. Risk Factors” contained in Severn’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017.

Severn Bancorp, Inc. Announces Substantial Increase in Second Quarter Earnings

Annapolis, MD (July 27, 2018) – Severn Bancorp, Inc., (Nasdaq: SVBI) parent company of Severn Bank, today announced net income of $1.9 million for the three months ending June 30, 2018 versus $982 thousand for the same quarter in 2017. This is an increase of 95% year over year for the period. On a diluted per share basis, earnings were $0.15 versus $0.08 for the quarters ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively. Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2018 is $3.8 million, a 99% increase over net income of $1.9 million for the same six month period in 2017.

Net interest income increased 15.3% during the second quarter of 2018. Net interest income was $6.9 million during the second quarter of 2018 versus $6.0 million during the second quarter of 2017. Net interest margin improved to 3.57% for the three months ending June 30, 2018 from 3.26% for the same period in 2017. Net interest income increased to $13.9 million for the first six months of 2018 from $11.6 million for the same time frame in 2017. Non-interest expenses increased modestly by 11% from $5.8 million for the second quarter of 2017 to $6.5 million for 2018. The additional expense was mostly related to new lending staff being added.

Severn Bank experienced a significant increase in mortgage banking revenue of 126% in the second quarter of 2018 versus the second quarter of 2017. Year to date mortgage banking revenue saw an increase of 51% for the first six months of 2018 versus 2017. The company’s efficiency ratio improved to 71.23% for the three months ending June 30, 2018 versus 82.96% for that same three months in 2017. Year over year the efficiency ratio improved to 70.59% from 82.11% for the first six months of 2018 and 2017 respectively.

“Earnings for the company are the best they have been in some time”, stated Alan J. Hyatt, President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Hyatt continued, “In June we opened a new branch in Lothian/Wayson’s Corner so we now have excellent coverage of the county from north to south. We are making tremendous progress in picking up some strong local business relationships and bringing key staff on board. We were pleased to be able to pay a dividend the past couple of quarters, and management and the Board of Directors are focused on continued improvement in our operations and enhancing long term shareholder value.”

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About Severn Bank: Founded in 1946, Severn is a full-service community bank offering a wide array of personal and commercial banking products as well as residential and commercial mortgage lending. It has assets of $821 million and six branches located in Annapolis, Edgewater, Severna Park, Lothian/Wayson’s Corner and Glen Burnie, Maryland. The bank specializes in exceptional customer service and holds itself and its employees to a high standard of community contribution. Severn is on the Web at www.severnbank.com.

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In addition to the historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that may be affected by various factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained herein include, but are not limited to, those with respect to management’s determination of the amount of loan loss reserve and statements about the economy. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “guidance,” “potential,” “continue,” “project,” “forecast,” “confident,” and similar expressions are typically used to identify forward-looking statements. Severn’s operations and actual results could differ significantly from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Some of the factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, changes in the economy and interest rates both in the nation and in Severn’s general market area, federal and state regulation, competition and other factors detailed from time to time in Severn’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including “Item 1A. Risk Factors” contained in Severn’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Severn Bancorp, Inc. Announces Dividend

Annapolis, MD (February 26, 2018) – Severn Bancorp, Inc., (Nasdaq: SVBI) (the “Company”), parent company of Severn Savings Bank, FSB, today announced that the Board of Directors approved a cash dividend to shareholders. The cash dividend of three cents ($0.03) per share of common stock will be payable on March 19, 2018 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 8, 2018.

Alan J. Hyatt, President and Chief Executive Officer said “The Company is pleased to be able to resume paying a dividend to its shareholders. We are able to do so as a result of continuing growth in core earnings and loans. We remain focused on creating long term banking relationships with customers in our marketplace that prefer doing business with a community bank.”

About Severn Savings Bank: Founded in 1946, Severn is a full-service community bank offering a wide array of personal and commercial banking products as well as residential and commercial mortgage lending. It has assets of $800 million and five branches located in Annapolis, Edgewater, Glen Burnie, and Severna Park, Maryland. The bank specializes in exceptional customer service and holds itself and its employees to a high standard of community contribution. Severn is on the Web at www.severnbank.com.

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In addition to the historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that may be affected by various factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained herein include, but are not limited to, those with respect to management’s determination of the amount of loan loss reserve and statements about the economy. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “guidance,” “potential,” “continue,” “project,” “forecast,” “confident,” and similar expressions are typically used to identify forward-looking statements. Severn’s operations and actual results could differ significantly from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Some of the factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, changes in the economy and interest rates both in the nation and in Severn’s general market area, federal and state regulation, competition and other factors detailed from time to time in Severn’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including “Item 1A. Risk Factors” contained in Severn’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.

Severn Bancorp, Inc. Announces Double Digit Percentage Increase in Earnings

Annapolis, MD (October 27, 2017) – Severn Bancorp, Inc., (Nasdaq: SVBI) parent company of Severn Savings Bank, FSB, today announced net income of $1.26 million, or $0.09 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2017. This is an increase of 19% over the third quarter of 2016 results of $1.06 million, or $0.04 per diluted share. Additionally, net income increased 28% when comparing to the prior period where net income was $982 thousand, or $0.07 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2017 net income was $3.17 million compared to $14.4 million for the same period in 2016. Included in the results for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 was the effect of the reversal of the valuation allowance on the net deferred tax asset which occurred in the second quarter of 2016. This resulted in a negative income tax provision of $10.8 million. Excluding the effect of this one-time tax benefit, income before taxes was $5.3 million and $3.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively, representing a 47% increase.

Total assets were $801.3 million as of September 30, 2017, which was a $13.8 million increase from $787.5 million as of December 31, 2016. Deposits increased by $21.5 million as of September 30, 2017 compared to December 31, 2016.

Asset quality has improved during the nine months ended September 30, 2017. Total non-performing assets were $7.5 million as of September 30, 2017 versus $10.8 million as of December 31, 2016, which represents a 31% decrease. Total non-accrual loans to total loans decreased from 1.6% as of December 31, 2016 to 1.0% as of September 30, 2017.

“We are pleased with our growth in earnings”, stated Alan J. Hyatt, President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Hyatt continued, “Our cost of funds continues to decrease as we repay or refinance long outstanding Federal Home Loan Bank borrowings. Replacing these borrowings with lower cost funding has allowed us to significantly improve our net interest margin. Commercial lending and deposit activity has been robust for the first three quarters of this year. We are building strong banking relationships that are beneficial to the company and our customers. We are definitely in growth mode and very optimistic about our outlook.”

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About Severn Savings Bank: Founded in 1946, Severn is a full-service community bank offering a wide array of personal and commercial banking products as well as residential and commercial mortgage lending. It has assets of $797.7 million and five branches located in Annapolis, Edgewater, Glen Burnie, and Severna Park, Maryland. The bank specializes in exceptional customer service and holds itself and its employees to a high standard of community contribution. Severn is on the Web at www.severnbank.com.

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Forward Looking Statements In addition to the historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that may be affected by various factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained herein include, but are not limited to, those with respect to management’s determination of the amount of loan loss reserve and statements about the economy. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “guidance,” “potential,” “continue,” “project,” “forecast,” “confident,” and similar expressions are typically used to identify forward-looking statements. Severn’s operations and actual results could differ significantly from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Some of the factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, changes in the economy and interest rates both in the nation and in Severn’s general market area, federal and state regulation, competition and other factors detailed from time to time in Severn’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including “Item 1A. Risk Factors” contained in Severn’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.

Severn Bancorp, Inc. Announces Second Quarter Earnings

Annapolis, MD (July 28, 2017) – Severn Bancorp, Inc., (Nasdaq: SVBI) parent company of Severn Savings Bank, FSB, today announced net income of $982 thousand or $0.07 per share for the second quarter of 2017. In comparison, the net income for the second quarter of 2016 was $12.5 million. However, in 2016 there was a one-time reversal of a valuation allowance on the deferred tax asset of $11.2 million. On a pretax basis, income for the second quarter of 2017 was $1.6 million versus $1.3 million for the second quarter of 2016.

For the six months ended June 30, 2017 net income was $1.9 million compared to $13.4 million for 2016. The $11.2 million reversal of the valuation allowance on the deferred tax asset in 2016 was the reason for the large variance. On a pretax basis, income was $3.1 million and $2.2 million for the six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

Total assets were $775.4 million as of June 30, 2017, which was a $12.0 million decrease from $787.5 million as of December 31, 2016. The decrease is primarily due to a reduction in cash that was used to repay $20 million in Federal Home Loan Bank borrowings and to fund new loans.

Asset quality has improved during the six months ended June 30, 2017. Total non-performing assets decreased 44%, moving from $10.8 million as of December 31, 2016 to $6.1 million as of June 30, 2017. Total non-accrual loans to net loans decreased from 1.6% as of December 31, 2016 to 0.8% as of June 30, 2017. The improving asset quality and low charge off levels through June 30, 2017 resulted in a lower required allowance for loan losses. As a result, the allowance for loan losses was reduced by a $375 thousand reversal of provisions for loan losses during the quarter ended June 30, 2017. For the six months ended June 30, 2017, the allowance for loan losses was reduced by $650 thousand in reversals of provisions for loan losses.

“Earnings have improved over the year, aided in part by the reduction of higher cost Federal Home Loan Bank borrowings”, stated Alan J. Hyatt, President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Hyatt continued, “We are working diligently on increasing our lower cost core deposits and expanding our lending efforts. We have new team members committed to these efforts, and we are putting plans in place for additional growth. Additionally, we have evaluated our mortgage production model and are making significant changes to improve our lead sourcing and marketing activities. We look forward to partnering with Mid Maryland Title to provide full mortgage service to our customers. We are continuing on the path of making Severn the most efficient and full service choice for our market.”
About Severn Savings Bank: Founded in 1946, Severn is a full-service community bank offering a wide array of personal and commercial banking products as well as residential and commercial mortgage lending. It has assets of $775.4 million and five branches located in Annapolis, Edgewater, Severna Park and Glen Burnie, Maryland. The bank specializes in exceptional customer service and holds itself and its employees to a high standard of community contribution. Severn is on the Web at www.severnbank.com.

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Forward Looking Statements
In addition to the historical information contained herein, this press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that may be affected by various factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained herein include, but are not limited to, those with respect to management’s determination of the amount of loan loss reserve and statements about the economy. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,” “will,” “would,” “could,” “should,” “guidance,” “potential,” “continue,” “project,” “forecast,” “confident,” and similar expressions are typically used to identify forward-looking statements. Severn’s operations and actual results could differ significantly from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Some of the factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, changes in the economy and interest rates both in the nation and in Severn’s general market area, federal and state regulation, competition and other factors detailed from time to time in Severn’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including “Item 1A. Risk Factors” contained in Severn’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.

Severn Bancorp, Inc. Announces Purchase of Title Company

Annapolis, MD (July 10, 2017) – Severn Bancorp, Inc., (Nasdaq: SVBI) (the “Company”) parent company of Severn Savings Bank, FSB (“Severn”), announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Mid Maryland Title Company, a real estate settlement company that handles commercial and residential real estate settlements in Maryland. The purchase is subject to the completion of due diligence and is anticipated to close in September 2017.

This acquisition continues Severn Bancorp’s growth strategy and focus on being a full-service provider. Alan J. Hyatt, President and Chief Executive Officer commented, “Mid Maryland has provided great service for us in the past. Bringing them into the Bancorp family of companies allows us to offer the full spectrum of services. This addition will be a complement to our mortgage services, our commercial banking services and our commercial real estate services provided by our other subsidiary, Hyatt Commercial.”

Jerome Feldman, co-founder of Mid Maryland Title, said, “I have worked with Severn Bank for years and hold the staff in the highest regard. This merger is an excellent opportunity to bring the companies together to benefit the community.”

About Severn Savings Bank: Founded in 1946, Severn is a full-service community bank offering a wide array of personal and commercial banking products as well as residential and commercial mortgage lending. It has assets of approximately $799 million and operates five branches located in Annapolis, Edgewater, Glen Burnie, and Severna Park. The bank specializes in exceptional customer service and holds itself and its employees to a high standard of community contribution. Severn is on the Web at www.severnbank.com.

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