Kinderhook Bank Corp. Report Record Earnings for Nine Months, Increases Quarterly Dividends for the Eighth Consecutive Year
Kinderhook Bank Corp. (“KBC”), (OTCQB:NUBK), the holding company for The National Union Bank of Kinderhook (the “Bank”), announced record earnings for the nine months ended September 30, 2018.
Net income available to common shareholders was $3.3 million, or $2.50 (diluted) per common share, for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, compared with $1.0 million, or $1.38 (diluted) per common share, for the nine months ended September 30, 2017.
Results for the first nine months of 2018 included an after-tax gain on loan sales of $275 thousand or $0.18 per share (diluted) as well as an after-tax loss on sale of securities of $124 thousand or $0.08 per share (diluted). Results for the first nine months of 2017 included an after-tax charge of $486 thousand or $0.46 per share (diluted) of one-time merger and transactions costs related to the Bank’s acquisition of Patriot Federal Bank which was completed on November 10, 2017.
Total assets at September 30, 2018 were $636 million compared to $481 million at September 30, 2017. Net loans grew at an annualized 9% rate for the first nine months of 2018.
KBC and Bank President and Chief Executive Officer, John A. Balli, stated, “I am very pleased that net income per common share for the first nine months of 2018 was greater than the same period for any previous year. We continue to experience strong growth and increases in our loans and deposits.”
KBC also announced that at its October 23, 2018 meeting, the KBC Board declared a quarterly dividend of $0.25 per common share to shareholders of record on October 30, 2018, payable on November 13, 2018. The dividend represents an increase of $0.01 per share from the prior quarter, and represents the eighth consecutive year that the Board has increased the dividend on common stock.
President and Chief Executive Officer Balli commented, “We are pleased to provide a dividend increase to shareholders. Their support has enabled us to grow and expand the outstanding banking services that we provide to our customers and all those in the communities we serve.”
In operation since 1853, and celebrating 165 years serving the community, Kinderhook Bank’s main office is located in Kinderhook with branches in Albany, Amsterdam, Canajoharie, Chatham, Delmar, East Greenbush, Greenport, Johnstown, Latham, and Valatie NY.