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Malvern Bancorp, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2021 Operating Results

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PAOLI, Pa., March 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Malvern Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: MLVF) (the “Company”), the parent company of Malvern Bank, National Association (the “Bank”), today reported operating results for the first fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2020. Net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 amounted to $2.3 million, or $0.30 per fully diluted common share, compared with net income of $785,000, or $0.10 per fully diluted common share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2019. The increases in net income and diluted earnings per share from the first quarter of 2019 were primarily due to a decrease in provision for loan losses. Provision for loan losses for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 was $1.6 million lower than in the quarter ended December 31, 2019. Annualized return on average assets (“ROAA”) was 0.74 percent for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, compared to 0.26 percent for the quarter ended December 31, 2019, and annualized return on average equity (“ROAE”) was 6.38 percent for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, compared with 2.19 percent for the quarter ended December 31, 2019.

“The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create an unprecedented environment. While we are seeing bright spots as business activity resumes, the economic outlook is still uncertain. We do not take for granted the segments of the market that have exhibited some return to normalcy as the operating environment is still fragile. To that end, we continue to identify and proactively address credit issues, sustain good core operating income and adapt our business model to challenges and opportunities,” commented Anthony C. Weagley, President and Chief Executive Officer. 

Ongoing Impact of COVID–19

The Company continues to take the necessary steps to protect the health and well-being of both its employees and clients, and to assist clients who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Company also continues to focus on meeting the needs of its client base during the pandemic by maintaining close communication with both individual and commercial customers and considering deferral extensions on an as-needed and case-by-case basis.

There remains significant uncertainty about COVID-19, including the extent and duration of the impact on individuals, communities and the Company. While it is not possible to know at this time the full impact that COVID-19 will have on the Company’s operations, the Company will continue to disclose potentially material items of which it is aware.

Loan Deferrals

The Bank continues to provide payment deferrals and forbearances to business customers and mortgage customers that are experiencing hardship because of the effects of COVID-19. At December 31, 2020, the Company had 16 COVID-19-related modified loan deferrals totaling approximately $68.9 million (down approximately $75.9 million or 52{14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3} from 43 COVID-19-related modified loan deferrals totaling approximately $144.8 million at September 30, 2020). At March 8, 2021, the Company had seven COVID-19-related modified loan deferrals totaling $1.9 million or 0.2{14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3} of total loans. Of the remaining $1.9 million of loan deferrals, approximately $1.5 million or 79{14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3} of the deferrals are paying the contractual interest payments.

Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) Loans

The Company participated in the initial paycheck protection program, (“PPP”) when the program was officially launched by the SBA and Treasury Department under the CARES Act. Recognizing the significance of operational risk that this portfolio of loans poses, and the continued complexity and uncertainty surrounding evolving regulatory pronouncements regarding various aspects of the PPP, management reviewed several options for continued servicing of the PPP loan portfolio through forgiveness and beyond. After thoughtful consideration, the Company concluded that it is in the best interests of both the Bank and our PPP borrowers that the loans be serviced by an organization that has the servicing infrastructure in place to support the significant volume and short timeframe involved in the complex and evolving PPP forgiveness process. In that regard, in mid-December, the Bank sold substantially all of its PPP loans to a seasoned and experienced non-bank lender and servicer of SBA loans. In connection with the sale, the Company recognized a $202,000 net gain on the sale of approximately $19.7 million of PPP loans, which was recorded as non-interest income for the period ended December 31, 2020. We are currently working with the same third party in order for our customers to be able to participate in the updated PPP loan program adopted as part of the COVID-19 stimulus bill enacted in December 2020 as part of the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act.

Statement of Income Highlights at December 31, 2020

  • Net interest margin (“NIM”) increased to 2.62 percent for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, compared to 2.33 percent for the prior year’s quarter ended December 31, 2019 and 2.38 percent in the sequential quarter ended September 30, 2020. These increases were driven by the reduction in interest expense, partially offset by a decrease in interest-earning assets. On a linked quarter basis, the average yield on interest-earning assets increased 15 basis points and the total cost of funds decreased 15 basis points, as the cost of interest-bearing deposits decreased 18 basis points.
  • Net interest income increased $416,000, or 6.0 percent, for the three months ended December 31, 2020 when compared to the three months ended December 31, 2019. The increase in net interest income was mainly attributable to a $1.7 million decrease in interest expense, partially offset by a $1.2 million decrease in interest income. On a linked quarter basis, net interest income increased $584,000, or 8.7 percent, for the three months ended December 31, 2020 when compared to the three months ended September 30, 2020. The increase in net interest income was mainly attributable to a $328,000 decrease in interest expense and a $256,000 increase in interest income.
  • The Company recorded a provision for loan losses of $550,000 during the three-month period ended December 31, 2020. For the fiscal year ended September 30, 2020, the Company recorded a provision for loan losses of $10.6 million, primarily to impairments related to one New York City commercial real estate loan that was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Linked Quarter Financial Ratios(unaudited)

As of or for the quarter ended:   12/31/20       9/30/20       6/30/20       3/31/20       12/31/19  
Return on average assets (1)   0.74 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     (1.15 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3})     0.47 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     0.61 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     0.26 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}
Return on average equity (1)   6.38 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     (9.54 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3})     4.06 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     5.29 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}      2.19 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}
Net interest margin (1)   2.62 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     2.38 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     2.28 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     2.24 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}      2.33 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}
Loans / deposits ratio   111.33 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     116.62 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     117.93 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     111.02 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}      106.59 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}
Shareholders’ equity / total assets   11.73 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     11.64 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     11.92 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     11.58 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}      11.40 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}
Efficiency ratio   58.3 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     61.5 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     66.7 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     59.8 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     60.3 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3} 
Book value per common share $ 18.83     $ 18.47     $ 18.86     $ 18.67     $ 18.48  
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Linked Quarter Income Statement Data(unaudited)(in thousands, except share and per share data)

For the quarter ended:   12/31/20       9/30/20       6/30/20       3/31/20       12/31/19  
Net interest income $ 7,304     $ 6,720     $ 6,631     $ 6,793     $ 6,888  
Provision for loan losses   550       7,400       435       625       2,150  
Net interest income after provision for loan losses   6,754       (680 )     6,196       6,168       4,738  
Other income   1,224       692       389       964       443  
Other expense   4,972       4,558       4,684       4,638       4,422  
Income before income tax expense   3,006       (4,546 )     1,901       2,494       759  
Income tax expense (benefit)   733       (1,043 )     447       586       (26 )
Net income $ 2,273     $ (3,503 )   $ 1,454     $ 1,908     $ 785  
Earnings per common share                                  
Basic $ 0.30     $ (0.46 )   $ 0.19     $ 0.25     $ 0.10  
Diluted $ 0.30     $ (0.46 )   $ 0.19     $ 0.25     $ 0.10  
Weighted average common shares outstanding                      
Basic   7,525,808       7,522,199       7,538,375       7,663,771       7,665,842  
Diluted   7,526,376       7,522,360       7,538,375       7,663,771       7,665,842  

Net Interest Income

Net interest income was $7.3 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, an increase of $416,000, or 6.0 percent, from $6.9 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2019. The NIM on an annualized basis increased from 2.33 for the quarter ended December 31, 2019 to 2.62 percent for the quarter ended December 31, 2020.

For the quarter ended December 31, 2020, NIM increased by 29 basis points to 2.62 percent, as compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2019. This increase was primarily driven by the decrease in the cost of interest-bearing deposits, which decreased by 67 basis points compared to the first fiscal quarter of 2020.

Total Interest Income

For the quarters ended December 31, 2020 and December 31, 2019, total interest income was $10.6 million and $11.8 million, respectively. Average interest-earning assets decreased $71.2 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 when compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2019, while the average yield on interest-earning assets declined 19 basis points when compared to the same period in 2019. The average yield was primarily affected by the Federal Reserve Board’s zero rate policy.

Interest Expense

For the quarter ended December 31, 2020, interest expense decreased by $1.7 million, or 33.5 percent, to $3.3 million, compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2019. The decrease in interest expense on deposits is primarily attributable to a decrease of $56.5 million in certificates of deposits, and a 67 basis point decrease in the rate on interest-bearing deposits.

The annualized average rate of total interest-bearing liabilities decreased 15 basis points to 1.30 percent for the quarter ended December 31, 2020, compared to 1.45{14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3} for the fourth (September 30, 2020) fiscal quarter of 2020. For the quarter ended December 31, 2020, the average balance of total interest-bearing liabilities increased by $13.7 million, reflecting an increase in the average balance of total interest-bearing deposit accounts of $12.0 million and an increase in the average balance of borrowings of $1.7 million, compared to the quarter ended September 30, 2020.  

Other Income

Other income increased $781,000, or 176.3 percent, during the first fiscal quarter of 2021 compared with the first fiscal quarter of 2020. The increase in other income was primarily due to increases of $401,000 in net gains on sale of loans which includes $202,000 on the gain on sale of $19.7 million of PPP loans and $355,000 in net gains on sale of investments.  The gain on sale of loans was a result of a strategic effort to originate and sell residential loans in this low interest rate environment. The net gain on sale of investments resulted from managing and optimizing portfolio activity in the ordinary course of business.

Other Expense

Other expense for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 increased $550,000, or 12.4 percent, when compared to the quarter ended December 31, 2019. The increase was primarily due to increases of $222,000 in professional fees associated with legal, accounting, and audit expenses. Other increases included $147,000 in salaries and employee benefits due to normal increases to salary and benefits to support overall franchise growth, $125,000 in other operating expenses, and $79,000 in federal deposit insurance premium expense.

Income Taxes

The Company recorded $733,000 in income tax expense during the quarter ended December 31, 2020 compared to $26,000 in income tax benefit during the quarter ended December 31, 2019. The effective tax rates for the Company for the quarters ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 were 24.4 percent and (3.4) percent, respectively. During the quarter ended December 31, 2019, the Company recorded discrete items that reduced the effective tax rate.

Statement of Condition Highlights at December 31, 2020

  • Total assets stood at $1.221 billion at December 31, 2020, an increase of $12.6 million, or 1.0 percent, compared to September 30, 2020.
  • Deposits totaled $900.5 million at December 31, 2020, an increase of $9.6 million, or 1.1 percent, compared to September 30, 2020.
  • Non-performing assets (“NPAs”) were 1.87 percent of total assets at December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020, Excluding one OREO property of $5.8 million, NPAs were 1.39 percent of total assets at December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020. The allowance for loan losses as a percentage of total non-performing loans was 76.6 percent at December 31, 2020, compared to 74.1 percent at September 30, 2020. Subsequent to December 31, 2020, on January 4, 2021, a $6.6 million non-accrual TDR commercial real estate loan was returned to accruing status. The loan is performing in accordance with its modified terms and has a positive payment history. Had this occurred prior to December 31, 2020, it would have reduced non-accrual loans from $16.2 million to $9.6 million and total non-performing assets from $22.8 million to $16.2 million and non-performing assets from 1.87 to 1.33 percent of total assets at December 31, 2020.
  • The Company’s ratio of shareholders’ equity to total assets was 11.73 percent at December 31, 2020, compared to 11.64 percent at September 30, 2020.
  • Book value per common share amounted to $18.83 at December 31, 2020, compared to $18.47 at September 30, 2020.

Linked Quarter Statement of Condition Data(in thousands, unaudited)

At quarter ended:   12/31/20       9/30/20       6/30/20       3/31/20       12/31/19  
Cash and due from depository institutions $ 83,764     $ 16,386     $ 30,653     $ 1,829     $ 1,337  
Interest-bearing deposits in depository institutions   25,458       45,053       28,291       124,239       158,465  
Investment securities, available for sale, at fair value   35,224       31,541       33,245       21,839       23,723  
Investment securities held to maturity   14,161       14,970       15,921       18,046       20,578  
Restricted stock, at cost   9,327       9,622       9,766       10,913       11,115  
Loans receivable, net of allowance for loan losses   990,346       1,026,894       1,032,318       1,007,132       996,879  
OREO   5,796       5,796       5,796       5,796       5,796  
Accrued interest receivable   4,051       3,677       5,680       4,121       4,061  
Operating lease right-of-use-assets   2,479       2,638       2,799       2,959       3,119  
Property and equipment, net   6,154       6,274       6,355       6,476       6,594  
Deferred income taxes, net   3,601       3,680       3,103       2,974       2,806  
Bank-owned life insurance   25,564       25,400       20,270       20,144       20,018  
Other assets   14,999       16,344       13,873       13,869       8,341  
Total assets $ 1,220,924     $ 1,208,275     $ 1,208,070     $ 1,240,337     $ 1,262,832  
Deposits $ 900,465     $ 890,906     $ 884,444     $ 915,900     $ 943,819  
FHLB advances   130,000       130,000       130,000       133,000       133,000  
Secured borrowings         4,225       4,225       4,225       4,250  
Other borrowings   5,000                          
Subordinated debt   24,816       24,776       24,737       24,697       24,658  
Operating lease liabilities   2,512       2,671       2,824       2,976       3,128  
Other liabilities   14,865       15,104       18,309       16,389       10,442  
Shareholders’ equity   143,266       140,593       143,531       143,150       143,535  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 1,220,924     $ 1,208,275     $ 1,208,070     $ 1,240,337     $ 1,262,832  

The following table sets forth the Company’s consolidated average statement of condition for the quarters presented.

Condensed Consolidated Average Statement of Condition

(in thousands, unaudited)

For the quarter ended:   12/31/20       9/30/20       6/30/20       3/31/20       12/31/19  
Investment securities $ 59,135     $ 48,549     $ 43,349     $ 40,165     $ 40,855  
Interest-bearing cash accounts   21,690       27,996       76,828       148,580       122,234  
Loans   1,032,483       1,045,595       1,033,246       1,015,017       1,010,979  
Allowance for loan losses   (12,462 )     (11,071 )     (10,618 )     (9,756 )     (10,095 )
All other assets   123,919       107,512       85,169       63,434       62,341  
Total assets $ 1,224,765     $ 1,218,581     $ 1,227,974     $ 1,257,440     $ 1,226,314  
Non-interest-bearing deposits $ 48,152     $ 49,139     $ 46,450     $ 41,916     $ 41,716  
Interest-bearing deposits   854,649       842,727       852,330       892,583       864,317  
FHLB advances   130,000       130,000       136,121       133,000       133,000  
Other short-term borrowings   5,918       4,250       4,526       4,525       4,250  
Subordinated debt   24,794       24,760       24,719       24,680       24,641  
Other liabilities   18,689       20,853       20,509       16,440       14,805  
Shareholders’ equity   142,563       146,852       143,319       144,296       143,585  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 1,224,765     $ 1,218,581     $ 1,227,974     $ 1,257,440     $ 1,226,314  

Deposits

The following table reflects the composition of the Company’s deposits as of the dates indicated.

(in thousands, unaudited)

At quarter ended:   12/31/20       9/30/20       6/30/20       3/31/20       12/31/19  
Demand:                                      
Non-interest-bearing $ 49,264     $ 50,422     $ 47,443     $ 42,874     $ 41,273  
Interest-bearing   303,535       303,682       277,238       291,191       327,956  
Savings   46,531       45,072       43,702       43,550       40,908  
Money market   303,796       277,711       281,419       280,173       279,883  
Time   197,339       214,019       234,642       258,112       253,799  
Total deposits $ 900,465     $ 890,906     $ 884,444     $ 915,900     $ 943,819  

Loans

Total net loans amounted to $990.3 million at December 31, 2020 compared to $1.027 billion at September 30, 2020, for a net decrease of $36.5 million or 3.6 percent for the period. The allowance for loan losses amounted to $13.0 million, or 1.30 percent of total loans at December 31, 2020 and $12.4 million or 1.22 percent of total loans excluding PPP loans at September 30, 2020.  Average loan balances for the quarter ended December 31, 2020 totaled $1.032 billion as compared to $1.046 billion for the quarter ended September 30, 2020, representing a 0.95 percent decrease.

At the end of the first fiscal quarter of 2021, the gross loan portfolio remained weighted toward two primary components: commercial and the core residential portfolio, with commercial loans accounting for 66.4 percent and single-family residential real estate loans accounting for 23.2 percent. Construction and development loans amounted to 7.6 percent and consumer loans represented 2.8 percent of the gross loan portfolio at such date. The decrease in the gross loan portfolio at December 31, 2020 compared to September 30, 2020 primarily reflected decreases of $12.2 million in commercial loans net of the sale of $19.7 million of PPP loans, $9.6 million in residential mortgage loans, and $2.8 million in consumer loans, which were partially offset by an increase of $7.8 million in construction and development loans

The following table reflects the Company’s loan portfolio composition (excluding loans held for sale) as of the dates indicated.

(in thousands, unaudited)

At quarter ended:   12/31/20       9/30/20       6/30/20       3/31/20       12/31/19  
Residential Mortgage $ 232,481     $ 242,090     $ 246,215     $ 240,633     $ 234,738  
Construction and Development:                            
Residential and commercial   73,000       65,703       56,999       52,313       49,095  
Land   3,648       3,110       3,535       3,579       3,625  
Total construction and development   76,648       68,813       60,534       55,892       52,720  
Commercial:                            
Commercial real estate   478,808       495,398       506,180       515,692       525,745  
Farmland   7,378       7,517       7,531       7,537       7,563  
Multi-family   67,457       67,767       66,416       59,978       43,473  
Commercial and industrial   101,852       116,584       115,899       96,574       99,494  
Other   10,010       10,142       8,397       7,604       8,569  
Total commercial   665,505       697,408       704,423       687,385       684,844  
Consumer:                            
Home equity lines of credit   16,389       17,128       18,097       18,441       18,372  
Second mortgages   9,097       10,711       11,704       12,393       13,179  
Other   2,388       2,851       2,074       2,112       2,160  
Total consumer   27,874       30,690       31,875       32,946       33,711  
Total loans   1,002,508       1,039,001       1,043,047       1,016,856       1,006,013  
Deferred loan costs, net   873       326       338       832       828  
Allowance for loan losses   (13,035 )     (12,433 )     (11,067 )     (10,556 )     (9,962 )
Loans Receivable, net $ 990,346     $ 1,026,894     $ 1,032,318     $ 1,007,132     $ 996,879  

At December 31, 2020, the Company had $115.7 million in overall undisbursed loan commitments, which consisted primarily of available usage from active construction facilities, unused commercial lines of credit, and home equity lines of credit.

Asset Quality

Non-accrual loans totaled $16.2 million at December 31, 2020 and $16.7 million at September 30, 2020. The portfolio of non-accrual loans at December 31, 2020 was comprised of two commercial real estate loans with an aggregate outstanding balance of approximately $14.0 million, fourteen residential mortgage loans with an aggregate outstanding balance of approximately $1.9 million, and eleven consumer loans with an aggregate outstanding balance of approximately $282,000. Subsequent to December 31, 2020, on January 4, 2021, a $6.6 million non-accrual TDR commercial real estate loan was returned to accruing status. The loan is performing in accordance with its modified terms and has a positive payment history.

At December 31, 2020, NPAs totaled $22.8 million, or 1.87 percent of total assets, as compared with $22.6 million, or 1.87 percent of total assets, at September 30, 2020.

OREO totaled $5.8 million at both December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020. Excluding the $5.8 million of OREO, NPAs totaled $17.0 million, or 1.39 percent of total assets at December 31, 2020, and $16.8 million, or 1.39 percent of total assets at September 30, 2020.

Performing TDR loans were $16.2 million at December 31, 2020 and $13.4 million at September 30, 2020. One commercial farmland loan in the amount of $2.3 million and one commercial and industrial loan in the amount of $549,000 were new TDRs as of the first fiscal quarter of 2021.

Non-Performing Asset and Other Asset Quality Data:

(dollars in thousands, unaudited)

                             
As of or for the quarter ended:   12/31/20       9/30/20       6/30/20       3/31/20       12/31/19  
Non-accrual loans(1) $ 16,240     $ 16,730     $ 8,871     $ 8,655     $ 8,649  
Loans 90 days or more past due and still accruing   775       58       265       168       1  
Total non-performing loans   17,015       16,788       9,136       8,823       8,650  
OREO   5,796       5,796       5,796       5,796       5,796  
Total NPAs $ 22,811     $ 22,584     $ 14,932     $ 14,619     $ 14,446  
Performing TDR loans $ 16,229     $ 13,418     $ 13,640     $ 3,243     $ 3,460  
                             
NPAs / total assets   1.87 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     1.87 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     1.24 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     1.18 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     1.14 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}
Non-performing loans / total loans   1.70 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     1.62 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     0.88 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     0.87 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     0.86 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}
Net (recoveries) charge-offs $               (52 )   $           6,034     $ (76 )   $ 31     $ 2,283  
Net (recoveries) charge-offs /average loans(2)   (0.02 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3})     2.31 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     (0.03 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3})     0.01 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     0.90 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}
Allowance for loan losses / total loans   1.30 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     1.22 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     1.08 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     1.04 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     0.99 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}
Allowance for loan losses / non-performing loans   76.6 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     74.1 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     121.1 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     119.6 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     115.2 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}
                             
Total assets $ 1,220,924     $ 1,208,275     $ 1,208,070     $ 1,240,337     $ 1,262,832  
Total gross loans   1,002,508       1,039,001       1,043,047       1,016,856       1,006,013  
Average loans   1,032,483       1,045,595       1,033,246       1,015,017       1,010,979  
Allowance for loan losses   13,035       12,433       11,067       10,556       9,962  
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  (1) Nineteen loans totaling approximately $8.5 million, or 52.2 percent of the total non-accrual loan balance, were making payments as of December 31, 2020.
  (2) Annualized.
     

The allowance for loan losses at December 31, 2020 amounted to approximately $13.0 million, or 1.30 percent of total loans compared to $12.4 million, or 1.22 percent of total loans excluding PPP loans, a non-GAAP measure, at September 30, 2020. The Company recorded a provision for loan losses in the amount of $550,000 during the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2020. The Company recorded a provision for loan losses in the amount of $7.4 million during the fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2020, due primarily to impairments related to one New York City commercial real estate loan that was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Capital

At December 31, 2020, total shareholders’ equity amounted to $143.3 million, or 11.73 percent of total assets, compared to $140.6 million, or 11.64 percent of total assets at September 30, 2020. The Company’s capital position provides a source of strength and continues to significantly exceed all regulatory capital guidelines. The Bank’s common equity Tier 1 capital ratio was 15.74 percent, Tier 1 leverage ratio was 12.95 percent, Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio was 15.74 percent and the total risk-based capital ratio was 17.00 percent. At September 30, 2020, the Bank’s common equity Tier 1 capital ratio was 15.40 percent, Tier 1 leverage ratio was 12.78 percent, Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio was 15.40 percent and the total risk-based capital ratio was 16.64 percent.

About Malvern Bancorp, Inc.

Malvern Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for Malvern Bank, National Association, an institution that was originally organized in 1887 as a federally-chartered savings bank. Malvern Bank, National Association now serves as one of the oldest banks headquartered on the Philadelphia Main Line. For more than a century, Malvern Bank has been committed to helping people build prosperous communities as a trusted financial partner, forging lasting relationships through teamwork, respect and integrity.

Malvern Bank conducts business from its headquarters in Paoli, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, and through its nine other banking locations in Chester and Delaware counties, Pennsylvania, Morristown, New Jersey, its New Jersey regional headquarters and Palm Beach Florida. The Bank also maintains representative offices in Wellington, Florida, and Allentown, Pennsylvania.  The Bank’s primary market niche is providing personalized service to its client base. 

Malvern Bank, through its Private Banking division and a strategic partnership with Bell Rock Capital in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, provides personalized investment advisory services to individuals, families, businesses and non-profits. These services include banking, liquidity management, investment services, 401(k) accounts and planning, custody, tailored lending, wealth planning, trust and fiduciary services, family wealth advisory services and philanthropic advisory services.

The Bank offers insurance services though Malvern Insurance Associates, LLC, which provides clients a rich array of financial services, including commercial and personal insurance and commercial and personal lending.

For further information regarding Malvern Bancorp, Inc., please visit our web site at http://ir.malvernbancorp.com. For information regarding Malvern Bank, National Association, please visit our web site at http://www.mymalvernbank.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements contained herein that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements based on management’s current expectations and beliefs concerning future developments and their potential effects on the Company, including, without limitation, plans, strategies and goals, and statements about the Company’s expectations regarding revenue and asset growth, financial performance and profitability, loan and deposit growth, yields and returns, loan diversification and credit management, and shareholder value creation.

Such statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and are generally beyond the control of the Company. There can be no assurance that future developments affecting the Company will be the same as those anticipated by management. The Company cautions readers that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: the effects of, and changes in, trade, monetary and fiscal policies and laws, including recent changes in interest rate policies of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; inflation, interest rate, market and monetary fluctuations; the impact of competition and the acceptance of the Company’s products and services by new and existing customers; the impact of changes in financial services policies, laws and regulations; technological changes; any oversupply of inventory and deterioration in values of real estate in the markets in which the Company operates, both residential and commercial; the effect of changes in accounting policies and practices, as may be adopted from time-to-time by bank regulatory agencies, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the Financial Accounting Standards Board or other accounting standards setters; possible other-than-temporary impairment of securities held by us; the effects of the Company’s lack of a widely-diversified loan portfolio, including the risks of geographic and industry concentrations; ability to attract deposits and other sources of liquidity; changes in the competitive environment among financial and bank holding companies and other financial service providers; unanticipated regulatory or judicial proceedings; and the Company’s ability to manage the risk involved in the foregoing. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements are discussed in the Company’s 2020 Annual Report on Form 10-K/A and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC and available at the SEC’s Internet site (http://www.sec.gov).

Further, given its ongoing and dynamic nature, it is difficult to predict the full impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on our business. The extent of such impact will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain, including when the coronavirus can be controlled and abated and when and how the economy may be fully reopened. As the result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the related adverse local and national economic consequences, we are subject to any of the following risks, any of which could continue to have a material, adverse effect on our business, financial condition, liquidity, and results of operations: the demand for our products and services may decline, making it difficult to grow assets and income; if the economy is unable to continue to substantially reopen, and high levels of unemployment continue for an extended period of time, loan delinquencies, problem assets, and foreclosures may increase, resulting in increased charges and reduced income; collateral for loans, especially real estate, may continue to decline in value, which could cause loan losses to increase; our allowance for loan losses may increase if borrowers experience financial difficulties, which will adversely affect our net income; the net worth and liquidity of loan guarantors may decline, impairing their ability to honor commitments to us; as the result of the decline in the Federal Reserve Board’s target federal funds rate to near 0 percent, the yield on our assets may decline to a greater extent than the decline in our cost of interest-bearing liabilities, reducing our NIM and spread and reducing net income; our cyber security risks are increased as the result of an increase in the number of employees working remotely; and FDIC premiums may increase if the agency experiences additional resolution costs.

The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or publicly release any revision or update to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date on which such statements were made, unless required by law.

MALVERN BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESCONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION

  December 31, 2020   September 30, 2020
(in thousands, except for share and per share data) (unaudited)      
ASSETS          
Cash and due from depository institutions $ 83,764     $ 16,386  
Interest-bearing deposits in depository institutions   25,458       45,053  
Total cash and cash equivalents   109,222       61,439  
Investment securities available for sale, at fair value (amortized cost of $35,239 and $31,658 at December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020, respectively)   35,224       31,541  
Investment securities held to maturity (fair value of $14,745 and $15,608 at December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020, respectively)   14,161       14,970  
Restricted stock, at cost   9,327       9,622  
Loans receivable, net of allowance for loan losses   990,346       1,026,894  
Other real estate owned   5,796       5,796  
Accrued interest receivable   4,051       3,677  
Operating lease right-of-use-assets                         2,479       2,638  
Property and equipment, net   6,154       6,274  
Deferred income taxes, net   3,601       3,680  
Bank-owned life insurance   25,564       25,400  
Other assets   14,999       16,344  
Total assets $ 1,220,924     $ 1,208,275  
LIABILITIES          
Deposits:          
Non-interest bearing $ 49,264     $ 50,422  
Interest-bearing   851,201       840,484  
Total deposits   900,465       890,906  
FHLB advances   130,000       130,000  
Secured borrowings         4,225  
Other borrowings   5,000        
Subordinated debt   24,816       24,776  
Advances from borrowers for taxes and insurance   1,881       1,741  
Accrued interest payable   1,078       728  
Operating lease liabilities   2,512       2,671  
Other liabilities   11,906       12,635  
Total liabilities   1,077,658       1,067,682  
SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY          
Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 10,000,000 shares, authorized, none issued          
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized; 7,804,469 and 7,609,953 issued and outstanding, respectively, at December 31, 2020, and 7,804,469 and 7,609,953 shares issued and outstanding, at September 30, 2020                                   76                                       76  
Additional paid in capital   85,195       85,127  
Retained earnings   62,661       60,388  
Unearned Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) shares   (1,010 )     (1,047 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (793 )     (1,088 )
Treasury stock, at cost: 194,516 shares and 194,516 shares at December 31, 2020 and September 30, 2020, respectively   (2,863 )     (2,863 )
Total shareholders’ equity   143,266       140,593  
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 1,220,924     $ 1,208,275  

MALVERN BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESCONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

  Three Months Ended December 31,
(in thousands, except for share data)   2020       2019  
(unaudited)            
Interest and Dividend Income            
Loans, including fees $ 10,076     $ 10,926  
Investment securities, taxable   347       215  
Investment securities, tax-exempt   24       39  
Dividends, restricted stock   141       188  
Interest-bearing cash accounts   8       472  
Total Interest and Dividend Income   10,596       11,840  
Interest Expense            
Deposits   2,257       3,737  
Short-term borrowings   45        
Long-term borrowings   607       832  
Subordinated debt   383       383  
Total Interest Expense   3,292       4,952  
Net interest income   7,304       6,888  
Provision for Loan Losses   550       2,150  
Net Interest Income after Provision for Loan Losses   6,754       4,738  
Other Income            
Service charges and other fees   247       259  
Rental income-other   54       54  
Net gains on sale of investments   355        
Net gains on sale of loans   404       3  
Earnings on bank-owned life insurance   164       127  
Total Other Income   1,224       443  
Other Expense            
Salaries and employee benefits   2,272       2,125  
Occupancy expense   542       582  
Federal deposit insurance premium   76       (3 )
Advertising   32       22  
Data processing   328       278  
Professional fees   663       441  
Net other real estate owned expense   28       71  
Pennsylvania shares tax   170       170  
Other operating expenses   861       736  
Total Other Expense   4,972       4,422  
Income before income tax expense   3,006       759  
Income tax expense   733       (26 )
Net Income $ 2,273     $ 785  
Earnings per common share            
Basic $ 0.30     $ 0.10  
Diluted $ 0.30     $ 0.10  
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding            
Basic   7,525,808       7,665,842  
Diluted   7,526,376       7,665,842  

MALVERN BANCORP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIESSELECTED QUARTERLY FINANCIAL AND STATISTICAL DATA

  Three Months Ended   Three Months Ended   Three Months Ended
(in thousands, except for share and per share data) (annualized where applicable) 12/31/2020   9/30/2020   12/31/2019
(unaudited)                
Statements of Operations Data                
Interest income $ 10,596     $ 10,340     $ 11,840  
Interest expense   3,292       3,620       4,952  
Net interest income   7,304       6,720       6,888  
Provision for loan losses                        550                      7,400       2,150  
Net interest income after provision for loan losses                  6,754                      (680 )     4,738  
Other income   1,224       692       443  
Other expense   4,972       4,558       4,422  
Income before income tax expense                  3,006       (4,546 )     759  
Income tax expense                     733       (1,043 )     (26 )
Net income $                2,273     $ (3,503 )   $ 785  
Earnings (per Common Share)                
Basic $ 0.30     $ (0.46 )   $ 0.10  
Diluted $ 0.30     $ (0.46 )   $ 0.10  
Statements of Condition Data (Period-End)                
Investment securities available for sale, at fair value $ 35,224     $ 31,541     $ 23,723  
Investment securities held to maturity (fair value of $14,745, $15,608, and $20,670, respectively)   14,161       14,970       20,578  
Loans, net of allowance for loan losses              990,346       1,026,894       996,879  
Total assets   1,220,924       1,208,275       1,262,832  
Deposits   900,465       890,906       943,819  
FHLB advances   130,000       130,000       133,000  
Subordinated debt   24,816       24,776       24,658  
Shareholders’ equity   143,266       140,593       143,535  
Common Shares Dividend Data                
Cash dividends $     $     $  
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding                
Basic   7,525,808       7,522,199       7,665,842  
Diluted   7,526,376       7,522,360       7,665,842  
Operating Ratios                
Return on average assets   0.74 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     (1.15 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3})     0.26 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}
Return on average equity   6.38 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     (9.54 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3})     2.19 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}
Average equity / average assets   11.64 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     12.05 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}     11.71 {14cc2b5881a050199a960a1a3483042b446231310e72f0dc471a7a1eddd6b0c3}
Book value per common share (period-end) $ 18.83     $ 18.47     $ 18.48  
Non-Financial Information (Period-End)                
Common shareholders of record   388       385       384  
Full-time equivalent staff   80       82       89  

Investor Contacts:Joseph D. GangemiCorporate Investor Relations610-695-3676

Investor Relations Contact:Ronald Morales610-695-3646

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