OAKDALE − Oak Valley Bancorp, the bank holding company for Oak Valley Community Bank and Eastern Sierra Community Bank, has reported consolidated financial results.
For the three months ended March 31, 2012, consolidated net income was $1,461,000, while consolidated net income available to common shareholders was $1,292,000, or $0.17 per diluted common share. This compared favorably to net income available to common shareholders of $955,000, or $0.12 per diluted common share for the same period a year ago.
Net interest income remained stable, increasing modestly by $58,000, or 0.9% to $6.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2012, compared to $6.2 million for the same period last year. The net interest margin for the three months ended March 31, 2012 was 4.67%, compared to 4.70% for the three months prior and 4.92% for the same period last year.
Non interest expense for the quarter ended March 31, 2012 totaled $4.6 million, a slight increase over the $4.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2011. The year over year increase is primarily related to staffing and overhead costs associated with the addition of our two newest branches in 2011.
The provision for loan losses during the three months ended March 31, 2012, was $300,000, compared to $600,000 during the same quarter of last year. During the last 12 months, the ratio of loan loss reserves to gross loans has decreased from 2.22% to 1.98%. This decrease corresponds to the aggressive recognition and action relating to non-performing loans, as evidenced by a solid reduction in non-performing assets. As of March 31, 2012, non-performing assets to total assets were 1.12%, or $6.7 million, down from 2.02%, or $11.4 million, for the same period a year ago.
Total assets were $593.5 million at March 31, 2012, an increase of $30.7 million, or 5.5%, from March 31, 2011. Gross loans decreased by $2.7 million, to $392.6 million as of March 31, 2012, a decrease of 0.7% from March 31, 2011. The Bank’s total deposits were $518.7 million as of March 31, 2012, an increase of $33.1 million, or 6.8% over March 31, 2011.
The Company currently operates through 14 branches in Oakdale, Sonora, Turlock, Stockton, Patterson, Ripon, Escalon, Manteca, three branches in Modesto, and three branches in their Eastern Sierra Division, which includes Bridgeport, Mammoth Lakes, and Bishop.
For more information, please call 1-866-844-7500 or visit www.ovcb.com.