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Limestone Bancorp Reports Net Income of $2.1 million, or $0.28 per Share, for the 3rd Quarter of 2020 and $5.9 million, or $0.79 per Diluted Share, for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2020

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Limestone Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMST) ("the Company"), parent company of Limestone Bank ("the Bank"), today reported unaudited results for the third quarter of 2020. Net income available to common shareholders for the third quarter of 2020 was $2.1 million, or $0.28 per basic and diluted common share, compared with $2.3 million, or $0.31 per basic and diluted share, for the third quarter of 2019. Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2020, was $5.9 million, or $0.79 per diluted common share, compared with net income of $8.8 million, or $1.17 per diluted share, for the nine months ended September 30, 2019.

Net income before taxes was $2.3 million and $6.8 million for the third quarter of 2020 and for the first nine months of 2020, respectively, compared to $2.8 million and $8.8 million for the third quarter and first nine months of 2019, respectively. Income tax expense was $190,000 and $944,000 for the third quarter of 2020 and for the first nine months of 2020, respectively, compared to income tax expense of $531,000 and $43,000 for the third quarter of 2019 and for the first nine months of 2019, respectively.

For 2019 and 2020, income tax expense benefitted from the establishment of a net deferred tax asset related to a change in Kentucky tax law enacted during 2019. Income tax expense benefitted $244,000 and $33,000 for the third quarter of 2020 and 2019, respectively, or $0.03 per basic and diluted common share, and less than $0.01 per basic and diluted common share, respectively. Income tax expense benefitted $395,000 and $1.6 million for the first nine months of 2020 and 2019, respectively, or $0.05 per basic and diluted common share, and $0.21 per basic and diluted common share, respectively. The new Kentucky income tax will go into effect on January 1, 2021.

Net Interest Income – The interest rate environment has been challenging during the first nine months of 2020 as the Federal Reserve, after lowering rates 75 basis points in the latter half of 2019, lowered the federal funds target rate by 50 basis points on March 6, 2020, and 100 basis points on March 15, 2020.

Net interest income decreased to $9.9 million for the third quarter of 2020, compared to $10.1 million for the second quarter of 2020, and increased compared to $8.7 million for the third quarter of 2019. Average loans decreased to $963.5 million for the third quarter of 2020, compared to $978.3 million for the second quarter of 2020, and increased compared to $800.2 million for the third quarter of 2019. Average loans for the second and third quarters of 2020 were positively impacted by the branch purchase transaction on November 15, 2019, which included $126.8 million in loans at the time of purchase, as well as $42.3 million loan originations under the SBA Paycheck Protection Program. Net interest margin decreased to 3.27% for the third quarter of 2020, compared with 3.33% for the second quarter of 2020, and 3.35% for the third quarter of 2019.

The yield on earning assets decreased to 3.98% in the third quarter of 2020, compared to 4.21% in the second quarter of 2020, and 4.79% in the third quarter of 2019. The yield on earning assets for the second and third quarters of 2020 were negatively impacted by falling interest rates on the Bank’s fed funds, certain floating rate investment securities, and loans with variable rate repricing features. Loan fee income can meaningfully impact net interest income, loan yields, and net interest margin. The amount of loan fee income included in total interest income was $387,000, $535,000, and $247,000 for the quarters ended September 30, 2020, June 30, 2020, and September 30, 2019, respectively. This represents 13 basis points, 17 basis points, and nine basis points of yield on earning assets and net interest margin for the quarters ended September 30, 2020, June 30, 2020, and September 30, 2019, respectively. Loan fee income for the third quarter of 2020 included $195,000 in fees earned on SBA PPP loans, as compared to $179,000 in the second quarter of 2020.

The cost of interest-bearing liabilities was 0.90% for the third quarter of 2020, compared to 1.11% in the second quarter of 2020, and 1.75% in the third quarter of 2019. The cost of interest-bearing liabilities continued to decline based on the downward repricing of time deposits. Time deposits declined $47.9 million during the third quarter of 2020 as approximately $127.3 million of time deposits with an average rate of 1.41% matured or repriced at lower interest rates. During the third quarter of 2020, newly originated or renewed time deposits had an average rate of 0.39% and an average term of approximately 23 months.

Net interest income increased to $29.8 million for the first nine months of 2020, compared with $26.5 million in the first nine months of 2019. Average loans increased to $963.7 million for the first nine months of 2020, compared to $786.8 million for the first nine months of 2019. Average loans were positively impacted by the branch purchase transaction on November 15, 2019, along with loan growth during 2019 and 2020, as well as loan originations under the SBA Paycheck Protection Program. Net interest margin decreased to 3.30% in the first nine months of 2020, compared with 3.46% for the first nine months of 2019.

The yield on earning assets decreased to 4.23% for the first nine months of 2020, compared to 4.83% for the first nine months of 2019. The amount of loan fee income included in total interest income was $1.1 million and $960,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and September 30, 2019, respectively. This represents 13 basis points of yield on earning assets and net interest margin for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 and 2019. The cost of interest-bearing liabilities was 1.15% for the first nine months of 2020, compared to 1.67% in the first nine months of 2019.

As of September 30, 2020, time deposits comprise $398.4 million of the Company’s liabilities including $84.7 million with a current average rate of 1.01% which reprice or mature in the fourth quarter of 2020. The following table denotes contractual time deposit maturities and average rates as of September 30, 2020:

Maturity
Quarter

As of
September 30,
2020
(in thousands)

Weighted
Average
Rate

Q4-2020

84,715

1.01

Q1-2021

100,682

1.03

Q2-2021

90,146

0.61

Q3-2021

28,443

0.77

Q4-2021

9,837

0.75

Thereafter

84,606

1.23

Total time deposits

$

398,429

0.95

%

Investment Securities – The securities portfolio serves as a source of liquidity and earnings and contributes to the management of interest rate risk. Investments are made in various types of liquid assets, including U.S. Treasury obligations and securities of various federal agencies, obligations of states and political subdivisions, corporate bonds, and collateralized loan obligations. The investment portfolio increased by $948,000, or 0.5%, to $203.5 million at September 30, 2020, compared with $202.6 million at June 30, 2020, and $203.4 million at September 30, 2019.

The following table sets forth the carrying value of our securities portfolio at the dates indicated.

September 30, 2020

June 30, 2020

Amortized
Cost

Gross
Unrealized
Gains

Gross
Unrealized
Losses

Fair
Value

Amortized
Cost

Gross
Unrealized
Gains

Gross
Unrealized
Losses

Fair
Value

(dollars in thousands)

Securities available for sale

U.S. Government and

federal agencies

$

19,158

$

931

$

$

20,089

$

20,302

$

772

$

$

21,074

Agency mortgage-backed residential

76,388

2,974

(13

)

79,349

85,048

3,152

(21

)

88,179

Collateralized loan obligations

44,730

(1,905

)

42,825

44,730

(3,042

)

41,688

State and municipal

34,391

1,076

(32

)

35,435

28,708

917

(57

)

29,568

Corporate bonds

27,116

373

(1,643

)

25,846

23,347

313

(1,573

)

22,087

Total available for sale

$

201,783

$

5,354

$

(3,593

)

$

203,544

$

202,135

$

5,154

$

(4,693

)

$

202,596

The Bank owns Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs), which are debt securities secured by professionally managed portfolios of senior-secured loans to corporations. CLO managers are typically large non-bank financial institutions or banks and are typically $300 million to $1 billion in size, contain one hundred or more loans and have five to six credit tranches ranging from AAA, AA, A, BBB, BB, B and equity tranche. Interest and principal are paid first to the AAA tranche then to the next lower rated tranche. Losses are borne first by the equity tranche then by the subsequently higher rated tranche. CLOs may be less liquid than government securities from time to time and volatility in the CLO market may cause the value of these investments to decline.

The market value of CLOs may be affected by, among other things, changes in composition of the underlying loans, changes in the cash flows from the underlying loans, defaults and recoveries on the underlying loans, capital gains and losses on the underlying loans, prepayments on the underlying loans, and other conditions or economic factors. During the first quarter of 2020, the fair value of the Bank’s CLO portfolio declined as the market was disrupted by COVID-19. At March 31, 2020, the CLO portfolio had an unrealized loss of $4.0 million, or 9% of amortized cost. During the second and third quarters of 2020, the fair value improved as the market stabilized. At September 30, 2020, the portfolio had an unrealized loss of $1.9 million, or 4% of amortized cost.

Although the Bank attempts to mitigate the credit and liquidity risks associated with CLOs by purchasing CLOs with credit ratings of A or higher, completing pre-purchase due diligence, and through ongoing monitoring, no assurance can be given that these risk mitigation efforts will be successful. At September 30, 2020, $27.0 million, $13.5 million, and $2.4 million of our CLOs were AA, A, and BBB rated, respectively. There was one CLO rated below A at BBB, which was downgraded during the third quarter of 2020. Stress testing was completed on each security in the CLO portfolio as of quarter-end. Each security in the portfolio passed, without dollar loss, a stress scenario characterized as severe, which assumed a ten percent per annum constant prepayment rate, a twelve percent per annum constant default rate for four years followed by a four percent rate thereafter, and a forty-five percent recovery rate on a one-year lag. The Bank’s CLOs are all floating rate with rates set on a quarterly basis at three-month LIBOR plus a spread.

The fair value of the Bank’s corporate bond portfolio has also been impacted by market disruption and declining rates. At March 31, 2020, the corporate bond portfolio had a net unrealized loss of $1.3 million, or 6% of amortized cost. At September 30, 2020, the portfolio had a net unrealized loss of $1.3 million, or 5% of amortized cost. The corporate bond portfolio consists of 12 subordinated debt securities of U.S. banks and bank holding companies with maturities ranging from 2024 to 2037. The securities are either initially fixed for five years converting to floating at an index over LIBOR or floating at an index over LIBOR from inception. Management regularly monitors the financial condition of these corporate issuers by reviewing their regulatory and public filings.

The Bank has the intent and ability to hold its CLO and corporate debt securities to maturity and, at this juncture, has determined the value declines are temporary in nature.

Provision and Allowance for Loan Losses – The Bank maintains an allowance for loan losses believed to be sufficient to absorb probable incurred losses existing in the loan portfolio. Management evaluates the adequacy of the allowance using, among other things, historical loan loss experience, known and inherent risks in the portfolio, adverse situations that may affect the borrower’s ability to repay, estimated value of the underlying collateral and current economic conditions and trends. The allowance may be allocated for specific loans or loan categories, but the entire allowance is available for any loan. The allowance consists of specific and general components. The specific component relates to loans that are individually evaluated and measured for impairment. The general component is based on historical loss experience adjusted for qualitative environmental factors. Management develops allowance estimates based on actual loss experience adjusted for current economic conditions and trends. Allowance estimates are a prudent measurement of the risk in the loan portfolio applied to individual loans based on loan type. If the mix and amount of future charge-off percentages differ significantly from the assumptions used by management in making its determination, management may be required to materially increase its allowance for loan losses and provision for loan losses, which could adversely affect results.

The allowance for loan losses to total loans was 1.18% at September 30, 2020, compared to 1.05% at June 30, 2020, and 1.11% at September 30, 2019. Loans acquired in the November 2019 branch transaction totaled $100.3 million at September 30, 2020, and $109.8 million at June 30, 2020. These loans were recorded at fair value as determined by an independent third party. The remaining discount associated with the fair value purchase accounting adjustments on the acquired loans was $301,000 at September 30, 2020, compared to $347,000 at June 30, 2020. Any subsequent deterioration of these acquired loans may require an adjustment through the allowance for loan loss. Net loan charge-offs were $97,000 and $395,000, respectively, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020, compared to net loan recoveries of $72,000 and $24,000, respectively, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019.

A provision of $1.4 million and $3.5 million, or $0.14 and $0.37, per common shares after taxes, was recorded in the third quarter and the first nine months of 2020, respectively, compared to no provision for loan losses in the third quarter and first nine months of 2019. The 2020 loan loss provisions were attributable to the net loan charge-offs during the period, trends within the portfolio over the period, and primarily to changes in the economic and business environment attributable to COVID-19, the state and national emergencies that have been declared and the resultant risk the pandemic poses for business disruptions for the Bank’s borrowers which may lead to credit quality deterioration. Substandard loans increased $15.4 million during the third quarter of 2020. The increase in substandard loans was primarily attributable to $12.3 million in commercial and industrial loans migrating from watch to substandard during the quarter.

While the Company expects the U.S. Government’s economic response to the COVID-19 pandemic through monetary policy and fiscal stimulus have provided meaningful support to the economy, management deemed it prudent to increase the allowance for loan losses through its qualitative environmental factors to account for the pandemic risk.

COVID-19 Short-term Loan Concessions – The Bank has elected to account for eligible loan modifications under Section 4013 of the CARES Act. To be an eligible loan under Section 4013 of the CARES Act, a loan modification must be (1) related to the coronavirus pandemic ("COVID-19"); (2) executed on a loan that was not more than 30 days past due as of December 31, 2019; and (3) executed between March 1, 2020, and the earlier of (A) 60 days after the date of termination of the national emergency declared by the President on March 13, 2020, concerning the COVID-19 outbreak (the "national emergency") or (B) December 31, 2020. Eligible loan modifications are not required to be classified as TDRs and will not be reported as past due provided they are performing in accordance with the modified terms. Interest income will continue to be recognized in accordance with GAAP unless the loan is placed on nonaccrual status.

Short term loan modifications totaled $64.9 million as of September 30, 2020, compared to $161.5 million at June 30, 2020. The following table details the status of the Bank’s short-term loan modifications by loan category or type as of September 30, 2020:

First
Modification
Active

Subsequent
Modification
Active

Modification
Ended

Total
Modified
Loans

Total
Loan
Portfolio

% Modified
to Total
Portfolio

(in thousands)

Hotel, Motel, & Lodging

$

$

8,112

$

22,818

$

30,930

$

51,435

60.1

%

Retail Facility

3,087

6,764

9,851

62,707

15.7

Commercial Real Estate

5,228

76

107

5,411

161,524

3.3

1-4 Family Residential

2,306

450

225

2,981

194,829

1.5

Restaurant Full Service

2,184

6,307

2,872

11,363

19,966

56.9

Restaurant Limited Service

2,303

2,303

14,842

15.5

Multi-family

63,757

Construction and Development

39,980

Commercial & Industrial

345

1,239

1,584

218,762

0.7

Farmland

69,017

Consumer, Agriculture & Other

486

486

77,649

0.6

Total

$

15,939

$

21,709

$

27,261

$

64,909

$

974,468

6.7

%

First Modification Active includes loans within the terms of the original modification agreement. Subsequent Modification Active includes loans with a matured original modification that have been further modified within the short-term parameters. Modification Ended includes loans that have reached final deferred payment and have yet to make a payment in accordance with the loan’s original terms or have yet to request a subsequent modification. Loans that returned to original contracted terms with a verified payment are considered cured and are no longer included as modified loans in the table above.

Subsequent to September 30, 2020, $27.1 million of the loans categorized as Modification Ended in the table above have received a verified payment and are now considered cured.

Non-performing Assets – Non-performing assets, which include loans on nonaccrual, accruing troubled debt restructurings, loans past due 90 days and still accruing, and other real estate owned ("OREO"), increased to $4.2 million, or 0.32%, of total assets at September 30, 2020, compared with $3.5 million, or 0.27%, of total assets at June 30, 2020, and $5.8 million, or 0.51%, of total assets at September 30, 2019. Non-performing loans increased to $2.5 million, or 0.26%, of total loans at September 30, 2020, compared with $1.9 million, or 0.19%, of total loans at June 30, 2020, and $2.6 million, or 0.32%, of total loans at September 30, 2019.

OREO remained unchanged at $1.6 million as of September 30, 2020, compared to June 30, 2020, and decreased compared to $3.2 million at September 30, 2019. There were no fair value write-downs arising from changing marketing strategies for the three or nine months ended September 30, 2020, compared to no fair value write-downs and $260,000 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019, respectively.

Non-interest Income and Expense – Non-interest income for the third quarter of 2020 increased $208,000 to $1.7 million, compared with $1.5 million for the third quarter of 2019. The increase was primarily related to bank card interchange fees primarily as a result of the deposit accounts acquired in the branch acquisition transaction on November 15, 2019. Non-interest expense increased $628,000, or 8.4%, to $8.1 million for the third quarter of 2020, compared with $7.5 million for the third quarter of 2019. The increase in the third quarter of 2020 was primarily due to an increase in salaries and employee benefits of $211,000 and $187,000 in deposit account related expense. The Bank added sales talent and customer facing associates during the latter half of 2019 and branch staff in connection with the branch purchase transaction. The increase in deposit account related expense is the result of the deposit accounts acquired in the branch acquisition transaction.

Non-interest income for the first nine months of 2020 increased $803,000 to $5.1 million, compared with $4.3 million for the first nine months of 2019. The increase was primarily due to an increase in bank card interchange fees of $767,000. Non-interest expense increased $2.6 million, or 11.8%, to $24.6 million for the first nine months of 2020, compared with $22.0 million for the first nine months of 2019. The increase was primarily due to increases of $1.6 million in salaries and employee benefits and $507,000 in deposit account related expense. The Bank added sales talent and customer facing associates during the latter half of 2019 and branch staff in connection with the branch purchase transaction. As a result, average FTEs for 2020 were elevated as compared to 2019. In response to COVID-19 and the change in customer branch usage patterns, the Bank realized a reduction in FTEs during the second quarter of 2020 through attrition and workforce reduction. The increase in deposit account related expense is the result of the deposit accounts acquired in the branch acquisition transaction.

Capital – The Company’s capital ratios were positively impacted by the additional $8.0 million of subordinated notes issued on July 21, 2020, as the subordinated notes meet the requirements to qualify as Tier 2 capital.

About Limestone Bancorp, Inc.

Limestone Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ: LMST) is a Louisville, Kentucky-based bank holding company which operates banking centers in 14 counties through its wholly-owned subsidiary Limestone Bank. The Bank’s markets include metropolitan Louisville in Jefferson County and the surrounding counties of Bullitt and Henry and extend south along the Interstate 65 corridor. The Bank serves south central, southern, and western Kentucky from banking centers in Barren, Butler, Daviess, Edmonson, Green, Hardin, Hart, Ohio, and Warren counties. The Bank also has banking centers in Lexington, Kentucky, the second largest city in the state, and Frankfort, Kentucky, the state capital. Limestone Bank is a traditional community bank with a wide range of personal and business banking products and services.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this press release relating to Limestone Bancorp’s plans, objectives, expectations or future performance are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words "believe," "may," "should," "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "objective," "possible," "seek," "plan," "strive" or similar words, or negatives of these words, identify forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Although the Company's management believes the assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements contained herein are reasonable, any of these assumptions could be inaccurate. Therefore, there can be no assurance the forward-looking statements included herein will prove to be accurate. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from those discussed in forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: the impact and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic and national, state and local emergency conditions the pandemic has produced; economic conditions both generally and more specifically in the markets in which the Company and its subsidiaries operate; competition for the Company's customers from other providers of financial services; government legislation, regulation, fiscal, and monetary policies, which change from time to time and over which the Company has no control; changes in interest rates; material unforeseen changes in liquidity, results of operations, or financial condition of the Company's customers; and other risks detailed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the control of the Company. See Risk Factors outlined in the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, and Form 10-Q for the six months ended June 30, 2020.

Additional Information

Unaudited supplemental financial information for the third quarter ending September 30, 2020, follows.

LIMESTONE BANCORP, INC.

Unaudited Financial Information

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

Three

Three

Nine

Nine

Months

Months

Months

Months

Ended

Ended

Ended

Ended

9/30/20

9/30/19

9/30/20

9/30/19

Income Statement Data

Interest income

$

12,094

$

12,485

$

38,147

$

37,047

Interest expense

2,151

3,755

8,332

10,558

Net interest income

9,943

8,730

29,815

26,489

Provision for loan losses

1,350

3,500

Net interest income after provision

8,593

8,730

26,315

26,489

Service charges on deposit accounts

565

633

1,674

1,700

Bank card interchange fees

881

623

2,494

1,727

Bank owned life insurance income

113

97

325

314

Gain (loss) on sales and calls of securities, net

(5

)

(5

)

Other

183

181

579

528

Non-interest income

1,742

1,534

5,067

4,264

Salaries & employee benefits

4,413

4,202

13,584

12,032

Occupancy and equipment

1,008

880

2,990

2,632

Professional fees

261

254

704

598

Marketing expense

134

251

452

690

FDIC insurance

81

148

211

Data processing expense

382

315

1,121

943

State franchise and deposit tax

360

315

1,080

945

Deposit account related expense

487

300

1,398

891

Other real estate owned expense

20

25

58

333

Litigation and loan collection expense

54

32

178

112

Communications expense

201

193

666

572

Insurance expense

102

109

316

335

Postage and delivery

156

129

476

404

Other

420

446

1,379

1,258

Non-interest expense

8,079

7,451

24,550

21,956

Income before income taxes

2,256

2,813

6,832

8,797

Income tax expense

190

531

944

43

Net income

$

2,066

$

2,282

$

5,888

$

8,754

Weighted average shares – Basic

7,499,223

7,471,582

7,489,795

7,467,048

Weighted average shares – Diluted

7,499,223

7,471,582

7,489,795

7,467,048

Basic earnings per common share

$

0.28

$

0.31

$

0.79

$

1.17

Diluted earnings per common share

$

0.28

$

0.31

$

0.79

$

1.17

Cash dividends declared per common share

$

0.00

$

0.00

$

0.00

$

0.00

LIMESTONE BANCORP, INC.

Unaudited Financial Information

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

Three

Three

Three

Three

Three

Months

Months

Months

Months

Months

Ended

Ended

Ended

Ended

Ended

9/30/20

6/30/20

3/31/20

12/31/19

9/30/19

Income Statement Data

Interest income

$

12,094

$

12,786

$

13,267

$

12,537

$

12,485

Interest expense

2,151

2,676

3,505

3,676

3,755

Net interest income

9,943

10,110

9,762

8,861

8,730

Provision for loan losses

1,350

1,100

1,050

Net interest income after provision

8,593

9,010

8,712

8,861

8,730

Service charges on deposit accounts

565

441

668

681

633

Bank card interchange fees

881

863

750

711

623

Bank owned life insurance income

113

116

96

96

97

Gain (loss) on sales and calls of securities, net

(5

)

Other

183

186

210

166

181

Non-interest income

1,742

1,601

1,724

1,654

1,534

Salaries & employee benefits

4,413

4,633

4,538

4,201

4,202

Occupancy and equipment

1,008

983

999

890

880

Professional fees

261

235

208

171

254

Marketing expense

134

104

214

218

251

FDIC insurance

81

67

Data processing expense

382

380

359

316

315

State franchise and deposit tax

360

360

360

265

315

Deposit account related expense

487

460

451

333

300

Other real estate owned expense

20

22

16

35

25

Litigation and loan collection expense

54

59

65

77

32

Communications expense

201

247

218

200

193

Insurance expense

102

111

103

109

109

Postage and delivery

156

152

168

140

129

Acquisition costs

775

Other

420

423

536

584

446

Non-interest expense

8,079

8,236

8,235

8,314

7,451

Income before income taxes

2,256

2,375

2,201

2,201

2,813

Income tax expense

190

393

361

437

531

Net income

$

2,066

$

1,982

$

1,840

$

1,764

$

2,282

Weighted average shares – Basic

7,499,223

7,488,173

7,481,884

7,471,680

7,471,582

Weighted average shares – Diluted

7,499,223

7,488,173

7,481,884

7,471,680

7,471,582

Basic earnings per common share

$

0.28

$

0.26

$

0.25

$

0.24

$

0.31

Diluted earnings per common share

$

0.28

$

0.26

$

0.25

$

0.24

$

0.31

Cash dividends declared per common share

$

0.00

$

0.00

$

0.00

$

0.00

$

0.00

LIMESTONE BANCORP, INC.

Unaudited Financial Information

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

As of

9/30/20

6/30/20

3/31/20

12/31/19

9/30/19

Assets

Loans

$

974,468

$

975,759

$

961,561

$

926,271

$

803,569

Allowance for loan losses

(11,481

)

(10,228

)

(9,150

)

(8,376

)

(8,904

)

Net loans

962,987

965,531

952,411

917,895

794,665

Securities available for sale

203,544

202,596

198,657

209,000

203,381

Federal funds sold & interest-bearing deposits

24,358

39,027

23,639

21,962

50,327

Cash and due from financial institutions

7,593

9,990

9,509

8,241

7,680

Premises and equipment

18,572

19,000

19,282

19,658

15,098

Premises held for sale

1,110

1,149

1,185

900

935

Bank owned life insurance

23,347

16,238

16,128

16,037

...

15,946

FHLB Stock

5,962

6,142

6,837

6,237

6,467

Other real estate owned

1,625

1,625

3,225

3,225

3,225

Deferred taxes, net

26,540

27,054

28,208

27,765

28,029

Goodwill

6,252

6,252

6,252

6,252

Intangible assets

2,308

2,372

2,436

2,500

Accrued interest receivable and other assets

7,426

7,532

6,441

6,107

6,411

Total Assets

$

1,291,624

$

1,304,508

$

1,274,210

$

1,245,779

$

1,132,164

Liabilities and Equity

Certificates of deposit

$

398,429

$

446,370

$

467,535

$

476,534

$

488,121

Interest checking

168,735

167,814

157,621

146,038

95,508

Money market

174,588

166,376

154,851

160,837

153,663

Savings

134,962

119,327

92,235

56,015

34,618

Total interest-bearing deposits

876,714

899,887

872,242

839,424

771,910

Demand deposits

217,675

224,901

185,658

187,551

151,524

Total deposits

1,094,389

1,124,788

1,057,900

1,026,975

923,434

FHLB advances

30,634

20,644

61,349

61,389

56,430

Junior subordinated debentures

21,000

21,000

21,000

21,000

21,000

Subordinated capital note

25,000

17,000

17,000

17,000

17,000

Senior debt

5,000

5,000

5,000

5,000

Accrued interest payable and other liabilities

8,315

7,020

7,450

8,665

4,973

Total liabilities

1,179,338

1,195,452

1,169,699

1,140,029

1,027,837

Total stockholders’ equity

112,286

109,056

104,511

105,750

104,327

Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity

$

1,291,624

$

1,304,508

$

1,274,210

$

1,245,779

$

1,132,164

Ending shares outstanding

7,499,183

7,485,872

7,489,305

7,471,975

7,471,582

Book value per common share

$

14.97

$

14.57

$

13.95

$

14.15

$

13.96

Tangible book value per common share

13.83

13.42

12.79

12.98

13.96

LIMESTONE BANCORP, INC.

Unaudited Financial Information

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

As of

9/30/20

6/30/20

3/31/20

12/31/19

9/30/19

Average Balance Sheet Data

Assets

$

1,295,814

$

1,305,923

$

1,273,167

$

1,167,179

$

1,105,432

Loans

963,486

978,316

949,204

846,235

800,194

Earning assets

1,213,039

1,222,760

1,188,314

1,090,752

1,035,522

Deposits

1,111,865

1,116,420

1,052,944

982,991

933,548

Long-term debt and advances

65,769

75,259

105,407

73,695

63,369

Interest bearing liabilities

955,661

971,770

971,554

882,473

852,539

Stockholders’ equity

110,930

107,348

107,632

105,295

103,818

Quarterly Performance Ratios

Return on average assets

0.63

%

0.61

%

0.58

%

0.60

%

0.82

%

Return on average equity

7.41

7.43

6.88

6.65

8.72

Yield on average earning assets (tax equivalent)

3.98

4.21

4.50

4.57

4.79

Cost of interest-bearing liabilities

0.90

1.11

1.45

1.65

1.75

Net interest margin (tax equivalent)

3.27

3.33

3.31

3.23

3.35

Efficiency ratio

69.14

70.30

71.70

71.70

72.59

Non-interest expense to average assets

2.48

2.54

2.60

2.83

2.67

Asset Quality Data

Nonaccrual loans

$

2,038

$

1,410

$

1,500

$

1,528

$

2,389

Troubled debt restructurings on accrual

489

462

466

475

188

Loan 90 days or more past due still on accrual

Total non-performing loans

2,527

1,872

1,966

2,003

2,577

Real estate acquired through foreclosures

1,625

1,625

3,225

3,225

3,225

Other repossessed assets

Total non-performing assets

$

4,152

$

3,497

$

5,191

$

5,228

$

5,802

Non-performing loans to total loans

0.26

%

0.19

%

0.20

%

0.22

%

0.32

%

Non-performing assets to total assets

0.32

0.27

0.41

0.42

0.51

Allowance for loan losses to non-performing loans

454.33

546.37

465.41

418.17

345.52

Allowance for loan losses to total loans

1.18

%

1.05

%

0.95

%

0.90

%

1.11

%

Loan Charge-off Data

Loans charged off

$

(150

)

$

(193

)

$

(335

)

$

(639

)

$

(299

)

Recoveries

53

171

59

111

371

Net recoveries (charge-offs)

$

(97

)

$

(22

)

$

(276

)

$

(528

)

$

72

Loans by Risk Category

Pass

$

923,895

$

925,558

$

915,985

$

888,707

$

754,050

Watch

27,782

43,014

38,464

27,522

37,537

Special Mention

364

Substandard

22,427

7,187

7,112

10,042

11,982

Doubtful

Total

$

974,468

$

975,759

$

961,561

$

926,271

$

803,569

Loans by Past Due Status

Past due loans:

30 – 59 days

$

482

$

458

$

1,158

$

1,747

$

979

60 – 89 days

265

197

248

670

557

90 days or more

Nonaccrual loans

2,038

1,410

1,500

1,528

2,389

Total past due and nonaccrual loans

$

2,785

$

2,065

$

2,906

$

3,945

$

3,925

LIMESTONE BANCORP, INC.

Unaudited Financial Information

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

As of

9/30/20

6/30/20

3/31/20

12/31/19

9/30/19

Risk-based Capital Ratios - Company

Tier I leverage ratio

8.17

%

8.05

%

8.29

%

8.30

%

9.66

%

Common equity Tier I risk-based capital ratio

8.54

8.45

8.26

8.32

10.19

Tier I risk-based capital ratio

9.77

9.93

9.86

9.32

11.88

Total risk-based capital ratio

13.22

12.57

12.37

11.85

14.84

Risk-based Capital Ratios – Limestone Bank

Tier I leverage ratio

9.90

%

9.54

%

9.67

%

9.99

%

11.25

%

Common equity Tier I risk-based capital ratio

11.88

11.79

11.50

11.25

13.87

Tier I risk-based capital ratio

11.88

11.79

11.50

11.25

13.87

Total risk-based capital ratio

12.97

12.78

12.38

12.08

14.89

FTE employees, end of period

224

228

248

244

226

Non-GAAP Financial Measures Reconciliation

Tangible book value per common share is a non-GAAP financial measure derived from GAAP based amounts. Tangible book value is calculated by excluding the balance of intangible assets from common stockholders’ equity. Tangible book value per common share is calculated by dividing tangible common equity by common shares outstanding, as compared to book value per common share, which is calculated by dividing common stockholders’ equity by common shares outstanding. Management believes this is consistent with bank regulatory agency treatment, which excludes tangible assets from the calculation of risk-based capital.

The efficiency ratio is a non-GAAP measure of expense control relative to revenue from net interest income and fee income. The efficiency ratio is calculated by dividing total non-interest expenses as determined under GAAP by net interest income and total non-interest income, but excluding from the calculation net gains on the sale of securities and expenses disclosed from time to time as non-recurring in nature. Management believes this provides a reasonable measure of primary banking expenses relative to primary banking revenue.

As of

9/30/20

6/30/20

3/31/20

12/31/19

9/30/19

Tangible Book Value Per Share

(in thousands, except share and per share data)

Common stockholders’ equity

$

112,286

$

109,056

$

104,511

$

105,750

$

104,327

Less: Goodwill

6,252

6,252

6,252

6,252

Less: Intangible assets

2,308

2,372

2,436

2,500

Tangible common equity

103,726

100,432

95,823

96,998

104,327

Shares outstanding

7,499,183

7,485,872

7,489,305

7,471,975

7,471,582

Tangible book value per common share

$

13.83

$

13.42

$

12.79

$

12.98

$

13.96

Book value per common share

14.97

14.57

13.95

14.15

13.96

Three Months Ended

9/30/20

6/30/20

3/31/20

12/31/19

9/30/19

Efficiency Ratio

(in thousands)

Net interest income

$

9,943

$

10,110

$

9,762

$

8,861

$

8,730

Non-interest income

1,742

1,601

1,724

1,654

1,534

Less: Net gain (loss) on securities

(5

)

Revenue used for efficiency ratio

11,685

11,716

11,486

10,515

10,264

Non-interest expense

8,079

8,236

8,235

8,314

7,451

Less: Acquisition costs

775

Expenses used for efficiency ratio

8,079

8,236

8,235

7,539

7,451

Efficiency ratio

69.14

%

70.30

%

71.70

%

71.70

%

72.59

%

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Contacts

John T. Taylor
Chief Executive Officer
(502) 499-4800