MONROEVILLE, Pa., July 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Standard Financial Corp. (the "Company") - (Nasdaq:STND), the holding company for Standard Bank PaSB, today announced earnings for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 of $764,000 or $0.24 per share compared to $845,000 or $0.26 per share for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. The Company's annualized return on average assets and average equity were 0.69% and 3.84%, respectively, for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 compared to 0.77% and 4.42%, respectively, for the quarter ended June 30, 2011.
For the nine months ended June 30, 2012, net income was $2.4 million or $0.75 per share compared to $1.7 million or $0.53 per share for the nine months ended June 30, 2011. The $686,000 increase in net income for the nine months ended June 30, 2012 compared to the prior year period was primarily due to a one-time $908,000 after tax expense for a contribution to Standard Charitable Foundation in the first quarter of fiscal 2011. The Company's annualized return on average assets and average equity were 0.72% and 4.01%, respectively, for the nine months ended June 30, 2012 compared to 0.52% and 2.99%, respectively, (0.80% and 4.58%, respectively, excluding the one-time charitable foundation contribution) for the nine months ended June 30, 2011.
The Company's board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $.045 per share of the Company's common stock. The dividend will be payable to stockholders of record as of August 2, 2012 and will be paid on August 15, 2012.
Timothy K. Zimmerman, President & CEO, stated, "We are pleased with the consistent earnings generated despite continued weak economic conditions and historically low interest rates. Our focus remains on loan production and loan quality, expense control and managing interest rate risk. The reduction in non-performing loans is an encouraging sign."
Net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 decreased $81,000 or 9.6% compared to the prior year quarter. The decrease was primarily the result of a decrease in net interest income of $244,000 or 7.1% and an increase in non-interest expenses of $63,000 or 2.6% partially offset by a decrease of $125,000 or 29.4% in the provision for loan losses and lower income tax expense of $82,000 or 21.1% for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 compared to the prior year quarter.
Net income for the nine months ended June 30, 2012 increased $686,000 compared to the same period in the prior year due to the one-time charitable contribution expense ($908,000 after tax impact) made in the first fiscal quarter of 2011 and a $300,000 or 25.0% lower provision for loan losses partially offset by a decrease in net interest income of $378,000 or 3.7% and an increase in non-interest expenses of $317,000 or 4.5% compared to the nine months ended June 30, 2011.
Net interest income declined slightly from $3.5 million and $10.2 million for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2011, respectively, to $3.2 million and $9.8 million for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2012, respectively. The decreases in net interest income for both periods resulted primarily from a lower yield on assets partially offset by a lower cost of funds.
The provision for loan losses was $300,000 for the current quarter compared to $425,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2011 and $900,000 for the nine months ended June 30, 2012 compared to $1.2 million for the nine months ended June 30, 2011. Non-performing loans at June 30, 2012 were $4.1 million or 1.39% of total loans compared to $4.6 million or 1.60% of total loans at September 30, 2011 and $3.2 million or 1.10% of total loans at June 30, 2011.
Total non-interest expenses were $2.5 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 compared to $2.4 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. The $63,000, or 2.6%, increase was due mainly to higher personnel related expenses. Total non-interest expenses increased $317,000 or 4.5% to $7.4 million for the nine months ended June 30, 2012 from $7.1 million for the nine months ended June 30, 2011. The nine month increase was primarily in personnel related costs, premises and occupancy costs and other operating expenses.
Standard Financial Corp., with total assets of $442.7 million at June 30, 2012, is the parent company of Standard Bank, a Pennsylvania chartered savings bank which operates ten offices serving individuals and small to mid-sized businesses in Allegheny, Westmoreland and Bedford Counties, in Pennsylvania and Allegany County in Maryland. Standard Bank is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.
This news release may contain a number of forward-looking statements, as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors, including, but not limited to, factors discussed in documents filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date on which such statements were made.
|Standard Financial Corp.|
|(Dollars in thousands, except per share data)|
|OPERATIONS DATA:||Three Months Ended June 30,||Nine Months Ended June 30,|
|Interest and Dividend Income||$ 4,298||$ 4,643||$ 13,113||$ 13,937|
|Net Interest Income||3,207||3,451||9,795||10,173|
|Provision for Loan Losses||300||425||900||1,200|
|Net Interest Income after Provision for Loan Losses||2,907||3,026||8,895||8,973|
|Contribution to Standard Charitable Foundation||--||--||--||1,376|
|Income before Income Tax Expense||1,071||1,234||3,314||2,282|
|Income Tax Expense||307||389||937||591|
|Net Income||$ 764||$ 845||$ 2,377||$ 1,691|
|Earnings Per Share (EPS)||$ 0.24||$ 0.26||$ 0.75||$ 0.53|
|Annualized Return on Average Assets (ROA)||0.69%||0.77%||0.72%||0.52%|
|Annualized Return on Average Equity (ROE)||3.84%||4.42%||4.01%||2.99%|
|Net Interest Spread||2.91%||3.20%||3.01%||3.15%|
|Net Interest Margin||3.07%||3.37%||3.17%||3.33%|
|FINANCIAL CONDITION DATA:||June 30,||September 30,|
|Total Assets||$ 442,703||$ 434,619|
|Cash and Cash Equivalents||10,518||12,658|
|Loans Receivable, Net||292,329||285,113|
|Total Stockholders' Equity||80,080||78,716|
|Book Value Per Share||$ 23.48||$ 22.63|
|Tangible Book Value Per Share||$ 20.73||$ 19.91|
|Allowance for Loan Losses to Total Loans||1.46%||1.56%|
|Non-Performing Assets to Total Assets||1.06%||1.24%|
|Non-Performing Loans to Total Loans||1.39%||1.60%|
CONTACT: Timothy K. Zimmerman President & Chief Executive Officer 412.856.0363 Colleen M. Brown Chief Financial Officer 412.856.0363
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