Results

First US Bancshares Inc.

10/27/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/27/2021 14:34

Press Release dated October 27, 2021 - Form 8-K

Contact:

Thomas S. Elley

205-582-1200

FIRST US BANCSHARES, INC.

REPORTS THIRD QUARTER 2021 RESULTS

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Reports Year-Over-Year Earnings and Loan Growth and Advancement of Strategic Initiatives

BIRMINGHAM, AL (October 27, 2021) - First US Bancshares, Inc. (Nasdaq: FUSB) (the "Company"), the parent company of First US Bank (the "Bank"), today reported net income of $837 thousand, or $0.13 per diluted share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2021 ("3Q2021"), compared to $953 thousand, or $0.14 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 ("2Q2021") and $411 thousand, or $0.06 per diluted share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 ("3Q2020"). For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, the Company's net income totaled $2.7 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, compared to $1.7 million, or $0.25 per diluted share, for the nine months ended September 30, 2020. Loan growth during 3Q2021 totaled $19.3 million, bringing year-to-date loan growth to $58.8 million, or 9.0%, for the nine months ended September 30, 2021.

Advancement of Strategic Initiatives

During 3Q2021, the Company made progress on strategic initiatives aimed at improving operating efficiency, focusing the Company's loan growth activities, and fortifying asset quality. On September 3, 2021, the Bank's wholly-owned subsidiary, Acceptance Loan Company, Inc. ("ALC"), ceased new business development and permanently closed its 20 branch lending locations in Alabama and Mississippi to the public. This initiative is expected to result in expense reduction beginning in the fourth quarter of 2021 ("4Q2021"), while at the same time focusing management's efforts on growth in the Bank's other loan portfolios.

In connection with the ALC branch closures, the Company recorded pre-tax charges of approximately $550 thousand during 3Q2021. These one-time expenses included severance and related personnel costs, lease termination costs, fixed asset valuation adjustments, termination of technology contracts, and other costs to administer the branch closures. The Company expects to incur approximately $500 thousand in additional expenses in the coming months primarily related to personnel expenses associated with one-time payments to ALC personnel that continue to manage the remaining loan portfolio, as well as expenses associated with the ultimate termination of ALC's remaining branch leases. It is expected that the majority of the remaining one-time expenses will be incurred during 4Q2021 and the first quarter of 2022 and will be fully offset by ongoing cost savings that result from the closures.

In addition to the ALC branch closures, on September 3, 2021, four of the Bank's previously existing banking offices were closed. The decision to close these banking offices was based on analysis of banking center activity, profitability and Community Reinvestment Act assessment. The closures included banking centers located in Bucksville, Columbiana and south Tuscaloosa, Alabama, as well as Ewing, Virginia.

"We are pleased that we have completed these major strategic initiatives, while at the same time posting loan growth and substantially improved year-over-year earnings," stated James F. House, President and CEO of the Company. "We are continuing to transform our Company to an organization that can operate more efficiently with a focus on those lending areas that we believe will sustain our growth for many years to come," continued Mr. House.

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Other Third Quarter Financial Highlights

Loan Growth - The table below summarizes loan balances by portfolio category at the end of each of the most recent five quarters as of September 30, 2021.

Quarter Ended

2021

2020

September

30,

June

30,

March

31,

December

31,

September

30,

(Dollars in Thousands)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Real estate loans:

Construction, land development and other land loans

$

58,175

$

53,425

$

48,491

$

37,282

$

35,472

Secured by 1-4 family residential properties

73,112

78,815

82,349

88,856

95,147

Secured by multi-family residential properties

51,420

53,811

54,180

54,326

49,197

Secured by non-farm, non-residential properties

198,745

191,398

193,626

184,528

183,754

Commercial and industrial loans

73,777

65,772

65,043

69,808

72,948

Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") loans

3,902

11,587

14,795

11,927

13,950

Consumer loans:

Direct consumer

25,845

26,937

26,998

29,788

30,048

Branch retail

29,764

31,688

31,075

32,094

33,145

Indirect sales

194,154

176,116

153,940

141,514

125,369

Total loans

$

708,894

$

689,549

$

670,497

$

650,123

$

639,030

Less unearned interest, fees and deferred costs

3,729

4,067

3,792

4,279

4,240

Allowance for loan and lease losses

8,193

7,726

7,475

7,470

7,185

Net loans

$

696,972

$

677,756

$

659,230

$

638,374

$

627,605

Loan growth during 3Q2021 totaled $19.3 million, or an increase of 2.8%, compared to June 30, 2021. For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, total loan growth was $58.8 million, or 9.0%. Loan growth during 3Q2021 was distributed between indirect lending, real estate lending and commercial and industrial ("C&I") lending, which totaled net growth of $18.0 million, $4.0 million and $8.0 million, respectively. For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, net loan growth in these same portfolios totaled $52.6 million, $16.4 million and $4.0 million, respectively. The indirect portfolio is focused on consumer loans secured by collateral that includes recreational vehicles, campers, boats, horse trailers and cargo trailers. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bank has experienced substantial growth in indirect lending as consumers sought alternatives to more traditional travel and leisure activities. The Bank now operates indirect lending in a 12-state footprint primarily in the southeastern United States. The growth in the Bank's real estate and C&I lending was indicative of continued growth in economic activity in larger metropolitan markets, primarily in the southeast, served by the Bank.

Consumer loans (excluding the indirect portfolio) include the direct consumer and branch retail categories, which consist primarily of loans at ALC. These portfolios will continue to decrease over time as loans held by ALC mature and are paid off. Direct consumer and branch retail loans decreased by $1.1 million and $1.9 million, respectively, during 3Q2021. Additionally, the Bank's total loan balance in the Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") administered by the Small Business Administration ("SBA") declined by $7.7 million during 3Q2021 as PPP loans continued to be forgiven by the SBA.

Net Interest Incomeand Margin - Due to earning asset growth, combined with continued reductions in interest expense, net interest income continued to improve during 3Q2021. Pre-provision net interest income increased by $23 thousand, or 0.2%, comparing 3Q2021 to 2Q2021, and by $370 thousand, or 4.1%, comparing 3Q2021 to 3Q2020. Year-to-date pre-provision net interest income as of September 30, 2021 exceeded the same period of 2020 by $1.2 million, or 4.7%. Margin compression remained a challenge for the Company during 3Q2021 due in part to the interest rate environment that has persisted since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Net interest margin totaled 4.17% for 3Q2021, compared to 4.31% for 2Q2021 and 4.56% for 3Q2020. In addition to the prevailing interest rate environment, loan portfolio reductions in the higher-yielding direct consumer portfolio, coupled with significant influxes of investable cash through deposit growth, have also contributed to margin compression. Given this environment, management has continued to reprice deposit liabilities at lower rates upon maturity. Due to these repricing efforts, annualized average total funding costs decreased to 0.32% in 3Q2021, compared to 0.36% in 2Q2021 and 0.54% in 3Q2020.

Deposit Growth and Deployment of Funds - The Bank continued to experience growth in deposit balances during 3Q2021, a trend that has persisted since the onset of the pandemic. Total deposits increased by $9.0 million, or 1.1%, during 3Q2021. For the nine months ended September 30, 2021, total deposits increased by $64.6 million, or 8.3%. The deposit growth is consistent with general trends in commercial banking and reflects deposit-holder receipt of stimulus payments and preferences for liquidity. In the current interest rate environment, the increased deposit levels put additional pressure on net interest margin as excess funds are deployed into lower earning assets. Management remains focused on deploying investable cash balances into earning assets that meet the Company's established credit standards, while maintaining appropriate levels of liquidity.

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Loan Loss Provision - Loan loss provisioning during 3Q2021 increased by $0.1 million compared to 2Q2021 and decreased by $0.4 million compared to 3Q2020. The increase in provisioning compared to 2Q2021 was due to the increase in loan volume during 3Q2021, along with additional provisioning for ALC's loan portfolios to account for the inherent uncertainty that may result from ALC's branch closures. The decrease in provisioning compared to 3Q2020 was due primarily to overall improvement in the general economic outlook and reduction of uncertainty related to loans that could be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic as compared to the previous year. During 2020, over 1,900 of the Company's borrowers requested and were granted COVID-19 pandemic-related payment deferments. As of September 30, 2021, loans that continued to be in pandemic-related deferment totaled only $0.7 million, compared to $95.2 million as of June 30, 2020 in the early stages of the pandemic. The decrease in deferred loans over the past five quarters, combined with reductions in nonaccrual assets, is indicative of the strength of the credit quality within the portfolio. Although pandemic-related economic uncertainty continues to exist, management believes that the allowance for loan losses, which was calculated under an incurred loss model, was sufficient to absorb losses in the Company's loan portfolio based on circumstances existing as of September 30, 2021. The Company will continue to closely monitor the impact of changing economic circumstances on the Company's loan portfolio. Due to its classification as a smaller reporting company by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Company is not required to adopt the Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL) model to account for credit losses until January 1, 2023. Management continues to evaluate the impact that the adoption of CECL will have on the Company's financial statements.

Non-interest Income - Non-interest income was $0.9 million for 3Q2021, compared to $0.8 million for 2Q2021 and $1.4 million for 3Q2020. Comparing 3Q2021 to 3Q2020, approximately $0.2 million of the decrease resulted from reductions in secondary market mortgage revenues, while the remaining $0.3 million of the decrease resulted from gains on the sale of premises and equipment that occurred during 3Q2020 and were not repeated in 3Q2021. The reduction in secondary market mortgage fees resulted from the discontinuance of the Bank's mortgage division that became effective in 4Q2020. Although the discontinuance resulted in a reduction in non-interest income, non-interest expense, primarily salaries and benefits, was reduced commensurately.

Non-interest Expense - Non-interest expense was $8.5 million for 3Q2021, compared to $8.4 million for 2Q2021 and $8.7 million for 3Q2020. The decreases in both latter quarters compared to 3Q2020 resulted primarily from reductions in salaries and employee benefits. The increase comparing 3Q2021 to 2Q2021 resulted primarily from the expenses associated with the ALC branch closures. Management remains focused on expense containment in the current environment.

Balance Sheet Growth - Total assets as of September 30, 2021 increased by $9.8 million, or 1.0%, compared to June 30, 2021, and increased by $103.8 million, or 12.2%, compared to September 30, 2020. Growth in deposits totaled $9.0 million, or 1.1%, in 3Q2021 from 2Q2021, and $101.5 million, or 13.6%, comparing 3Q2021 to 3Q2020. The deposit growth reflected the impact of the pandemic on both business and consumer deposit holders, including preferences for liquidity, loan payment deferments, tax payment deferments, government stimulus receipts and generally lower consumer spending. Of the total increase in deposits during 3Q2021, $0.7 million represented non-interest-bearing deposits, while $8.3 million were interest-bearing. The growth comparing September 30, 2021 to September 30, 2020 included $32.0 million in wholesale deposits that were acquired by the Bank at a weighted average total cost of 0.40% and had an initial weighted average term of 48 months. Along with interest rate swaps that the Company had previously put in place, the wholesale deposits serve to mitigate a portion of risk associated with rising interest rates. Wholesale funding also provides the Company with additional liquidity that enables management to continue its focus on reducing interest expense on core deposits.

Asset Quality - The Company's non-performing assets, including loans in non-accrual status and other real estate owned (OREO), totaled $3.3 million as of September 30, 2021, compared to $2.1 million as of June 30, 2021 and $4.0 million as of September 30, 2020. The increase in 3Q2021 from 2Q2021 resulted primarily from banking centers that were closed during the quarter and reclassified into OREO. As a percentage of total assets, non-performing assets were 0.35% as of September 30, 2021, compared to 0.22% as of June 30, 2021 and 0.47% as of September 30, 2020.

Cash Dividend - The Company declared a cash dividend of $0.03 per share on its common stock in the third quarter of 2021, which is consistent with the Company's dividend declaration for the first and second quarters of 2021 and each quarter of 2020.

Regulatory Capital - During 3Q2021, the Bank continued to maintain capital ratios at higher levels than required to be considered a "well-capitalized" institution under applicable banking regulations. As of September 30, 2021, the Bank's common equity Tier 1 capital and Tier 1 risk-based capital ratios were each 10.69%. Its total capital ratio was 11.78%, and its Tier 1 leverage ratio was 8.51%.

Liquidity - As of September 30, 2021, the Company continued to maintain excess funding capacity sufficient to provide adequate liquidity for loan growth, capital expenditures and ongoing operations. The Company benefits from a strong core deposit base, a liquid investment securities portfolio and access to funding from a variety of sources, including federal funds lines, Federal Home Loan Bank advances and brokered deposits.

Subordinated Debt Issuance - Subsequent to 3Q2021, on October 1, 2021, the Company announced the completion of a private placement of $11.0 million in aggregate principal amount of fixed-to-floating rate subordinated notes that will mature on October 1, 2031 (the "Notes"). The Notes will bear interest at a rate of 3.50% per annum for the first five years, then the interest rate will be reset quarterly to a benchmark interest rate per annum which, subject to certain conditions provided in the Notes, will be equal to the then current three-month term Secured Overnight Financing Rate ("SOFR") plus 275 basis points. The Company expects to use the remaining net proceeds for general corporate purposes, which

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may include the repurchase of the Company's common stock, and to support organic growth plans, including the maintenance of capital ratios. Following receipt of the net proceeds of the Notes, the Company invested $5 million into capital surplus of the Bank.

About First US Bancshares, Inc.

First US Bancshares, Inc. (the "Company") is a bank holding company that operates banking offices in Alabama, Tennessee and Virginia through First US Bank (the "Bank"). In addition, the Company's operations include Acceptance Loan Company, Inc. ("ALC"), a consumer loan company, and FUSB Reinsurance, Inc., an underwriter of credit life and credit accident and health insurance policies sold to the Bank's and ALC's consumer loan customers. The Company files periodic reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). Copies of its filings may be obtained through the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or at www.firstusbank.com. More information about the Company and the Bank may be obtained at www.firstusbank.com. The Company's stock is traded on the Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol "FUSB."

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, as defined by federal securities laws. Statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. These statements may address issues that involve significant risks, uncertainties, estimates and assumptions made by management. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements following the date of this press release, except as required by law. In addition, the Company, through its senior management, may make from time to time forward-looking public statements concerning the matters described herein. Such forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates reflecting the best judgment of the Company's senior management based upon current information and involve a number of risks and uncertainties.

Certain factors that could affect the accuracy of such forward-looking statements are identified in the public filings made by the Company with the SEC, and forward-looking statements contained in this press release or in other public statements of the Company or its senior management should be considered in light of those factors. Specifically, with respect to statements relating to the sufficiency of the allowance for loan and lease losses, loan demand, cash flows, interest costs, growth and earnings potential, expansion and the Company's positioning to handle the challenges presented by COVID-19, these factors include, but are not limited to, the rate of growth (or lack thereof) in the economy generally and in the Company's service areas; market conditions and investment returns; changes in interest rates; the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic on the Company's business, the Company's customers, the communities that the Company serves and the United States economy, including the impact of actions taken by governmental authorities to try to contain the virus and protect against it, through vaccinations and otherwise, or address the impact of the virus on the United States economy (including, without limitation, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and subsequent federal legislation) and the resulting effect on the Company's operations, liquidity and capital position and on the financial condition of the Company's borrowers and other customers; the pending discontinuation of LIBOR as an interest rate benchmark; the availability of quality loans in the Company's service areas; the relative strength and weakness in the consumer and commercial credit sectors and in the real estate markets; collateral values; cybersecurity threats; and risks related to the Paycheck Protection Program. There can be no assurance that such factors or other factors will not affect the accuracy of such forward-looking statements.

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FIRST US BANCSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

SELECTED FINANCIAL DATA- LINKED QUARTERS

(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)

(Unaudited)

Quarter Ended

Nine Months Ended

2021

2020

2021

2020

September

30,

June

30,

March

31,

December

31,

September

30,

September

30,

September

30,

Results of Operations:

Interest income

$

10,030

$

10,059

$

9,845

$

10,204

$

9,996

$

29,934

$

30,173

Interest expense

695

747

781

912

1,031

2,223

#

3,699

Net interest income

9,335

9,312

9,064

9,292

8,965

27,711

#

26,474

Provision for loan and lease losses

618

498

401

469

1,046

1,517

2,476

Net interest income after provision for loan

and lease losses

8,717

8,814

8,663

8,823

7,919

26,194

23,998

Non-interest income

896

809

951

1,008

1,375

2,656

4,002

Non-interest expense

8,547

8,399

8,396

8,477

8,747

25,342

25,822

Income before income taxes

1,066

1,224

1,218

1,354

547

3,508

2,178

Provision for income taxes

229

271

268

309

136

768

516

Net income

$

837

$

953

$

950

$

1,045

$

411

$

2,740

$

1,662

Per Share Data:

Basic net income per share

$

0.13

$

0.15

$

0.15

$

0.16

$

0.07

$

0.43

$

0.27

Diluted net income per share

$

0.13

$

0.14

$

0.14

$

0.15

$

0.06

$

0.41

$

0.25

Dividends declared

$

0.03

$

0.03

$

0.03

$

0.03

$

0.03

$

0.09

$

0.09

Key Measures (Period End):

Total assets

$

956,734

$

946,946

$

926,535

$

890,511

$

852,941

Tangible assets (1)

948,592

938,719

918,216

882,101

844,439

Loans, net of allowance for loan losses

696,972

677,756

659,230

638,374

627,605

Allowance for loan and lease losses

8,193

7,726

7,475

7,470

7,185

Investment securities, net

121,467

123,583

75,783

91,422

93,405

Total deposits

846,842

837,885

818,043

782,212

745,336

Short-term borrowings

10,037

10,017

10,017

10,017

10,045

Total shareholders' equity

89,597

88,778

87,917

86,678

85,658

Tangible common equity (1)

81,455

80,551

79,598

78,268

77,156

Book value per common share

14.41

14.28

14.15

14.03

13.87

Tangible book value per common share (1)

13.10

12.96

12.81

12.67

12.49

Key Ratios:

Return on average assets (annualized)

0.35

%

0.41

%

0.43

%

0.48

%

0.19

%

0.39

%

0.27

%

Return on average common equity

(annualized)

3.71

%

4.32

%

4.41

%

4.82

%

1.91

%

4.14

%

2.61

%

Return on average tangible common equity

(annualized) (1)

4.08

%

4.76

%

4.87

%

5.34

%

2.12

%

4.57

%

2.90

%

Net interest margin

4.17

%

4.31

%

4.40

%

4.59

%

4.56

%

4.29

%

4.72

%

Efficiency ratio (2)

83.5

%

83.0

%

83.8

%

82.3

%

84.6

%

83.5

%

84.7

%

Net loans to deposits

82.3

%

80.9

%

80.6

%

81.6

%

84.2

%

Net loans to assets

72.8

%

71.6

%

71.2

%

71.7

%

73.6

%

Tangible common equity to tangible

assets (1)

8.59

%

8.58

%

8.67

%

8.87

%

9.14

%

Tier 1 leverage ratio (3)

8.51

%

8.60

%

8.73

%

8.98

%

9.08

%

Allowance for loan losses as % of loans (4)

1.16

%

1.13

%

1.12

%

1.16

%

1.13

%

Nonperforming assets as % of total assets

0.35

%

0.22

%

0.37

%

0.45

%

0.47

%

Net charge-offs as a percentage of average loans

0.09

%

0.15

%

0.25

%

0.11

%

0.19

%

0.16

%

0.25

%

(1) Refer to Non-GAAP reconciliation of tangible balances and measures beginning on page 10.

(2) Efficiency ratio = non-interest expense / (net interest income + non-interest income)

(3) First US Bank Tier 1 leverage ratio

(4) The allowance for loan losses as a % of loans excluding PPP loans, which are guaranteed by the SBA, was 1.17% as of September 30, 2021.

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FIRST US BANCSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NETINTEREST MARGIN

THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 AND 2020

(Dollars in Thousands)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Three Months Ended

September 30, 2021

September 30, 2020

Average

Balance

Interest

Annualized

Yield/

Rate %

Average

Balance

Interest

Annualized

Yield/

Rate %

ASSETS

Interest-earning assets:

Total loans

$

691,435

$

9,568

5.49

%

$

609,609

$

9,557

6.24

%

Taxable investment securities

119,943

409

1.35

%

95,402

393

1.64

%

Tax-exempt investment securities

3,367

15

1.77

%

3,530

16

1.80

%

Federal Home Loan Bank stock

870

8

3.65

%

1,135

11

3.86

%

Federal funds sold

86

-

-

80

-

-

Interest-bearing deposits in banks

73,490

30

0.16

%

72,288

19

0.10

%

Total interest-earning assets

889,191

10,030

4.48

%

782,044

9,996

5.08

%

Non-interest-earning assets:

Other assets

67,067

68,424

Total

$

956,258

$

850,468

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Interest-bearing liabilities:

Demand deposits

$

239,188

$

141

0.23

%

$

203,842

$

130

0.25

%

Savings deposits

208,187

160

0.30

%

161,699

147

0.36

%

Time deposits

223,988

351

0.62

%

226,269

717

1.26

%

Total interest-bearing deposits

671,363

652

0.39

%

591,810

994

0.67

%

Borrowings

10,032

43

1.70

%

10,252

37

1.44

%

Total interest-bearing liabilities (1)

681,395

695

0.40

%

602,062

1,031

0.68

%

Non-interest-bearing liabilities:

Demand deposits

176,102

153,112

Other liabilities

9,158

9,638

Shareholders' equity

89,603

85,656

Total

$

956,258

$

850,468

Net interest income

$

9,335

$

8,965

Net interest margin

4.17

%

4.56

%

(1) The annualized rate on total average funding costs, including total average interest-bearing liabilities and average non-interest-bearing demand deposits, was 0.32% and 0.54% for the three-month periods ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

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FIRST US BANCSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

NET INTEREST MARGIN

NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 AND 2020

(Dollars in Thousands)

(Unaudited)

Nine Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30, 2021

September 30, 2020

Average

Balance

Interest

Annualized Yield/

Rate %

Average

Balance

Interest

Annualized Yield/

Rate %

ASSETS

Interest-earning assets:

Total loans

$

672,807

$

28,726

5.71

%

$

571,881

$

28,433

6.64

%

Taxable investment securities

100,245

1,059

1.41

%

101,303

1,417

1.87

%

Tax-exempt investment securities

3,464

47

1.81

%

2,158

39

2.41

%

Federal Home Loan Bank stock

948

25

3.53

%

1,136

41

4.82

%

Federal funds sold

84

-

-

6,302

45

0.95

%

Interest-bearing deposits in banks

86,632

77

0.12

%

66,325

198

0.40

%

Total interest-earning assets

864,180

29,934

4.63

%

749,105

30,173

5.38

%

Non-interest-earning assets:

Other assets

68,041

71,594

Total

$

932,221

$

820,699

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Interest-bearing liabilities:

Demand deposits

$

233,329

$

425

0.24

%

$

185,667

$

442

0.32

%

Savings deposits

190,296

453

0.32

%

161,026

605

0.50

%

Time deposits

230,986

1,222

0.71

%

232,824

2,553

1.46

%

Total interest-bearing deposits

654,611

2,100

0.43

%

579,517

3,600

0.83

%

Borrowings

10,022

123

1.64

%

10,201

99

1.30

%

Total interest-bearing liabilities (1)

664,633

2,223

0.45

%

589,718

3,699

0.84

%

Non-interest-bearing liabilities:

Demand deposits

169,780

136,052

Other liabilities

9,288

9,816

Shareholders' equity

88,520

85,113

Total

$

932,221

$

820,699

Net interest income

$

27,711

$

26,474

Net interest margin

4.29

%

4.72

%

(1) The annualized rate on total average funding costs, including total average interest-bearing liabilities and average non-interest-bearing demand deposits, was 0.36% and 0.68% for the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, respectively.

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First US Bancshares, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2021 Results

October 27, 2021

FIRST US BANCSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)

September 30,

December 31,

2021

2020

(Unaudited)

ASSETS

Cash and due from banks

$

15,219

$

12,235

Interest-bearing deposits in banks

60,041

82,180

Total cash and cash equivalents

75,260

94,415

Federal funds sold

82

85

Investment securities available-for-sale, at fair value

117,560

84,993

Investment securities held-to-maturity, at amortized cost

3,907

6,429

Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost

870

1,135

Loans and leases, net of allowance for loan and lease losses of $8,193 and

$7,470, respectively

696,972

638,374

Premises and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $22,276

and $23,774, respectively

25,445

28,206

Cash surrender value of bank-owned life insurance

16,066

15,846

Accrued interest receivable

2,592

2,807

Goodwill and core deposit intangible, net

8,142

8,410

Other real estate owned

2,373

949

Other assets

7,465

8,862

Total assets

$

956,734

$

890,511

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

Deposits:

Non-interest-bearing

$

175,386

$

151,935

Interest-bearing

671,456

630,277

Total deposits

846,842

782,212

Accrued interest expense

183

292

Other liabilities

10,075

11,312

Short-term borrowings

10,037

10,017

Total liabilities

867,137

803,833

Shareholders' equity:

Common stock, par value $0.01 per share, 10,000,000 shares authorized;

7,634,918 and 7,596,351 shares issued, respectively; 6,218,126 and 6,176,556

shares outstanding, respectively

75

75

Additional paid-in capital

14,051

13,786

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax

369

(52

)

Retained earnings

96,903

94,722

Less treasury stock: 1,416,792 and 1,419,795 shares at cost, respectively

(21,801

)

(21,853

)

Total shareholders' equity

89,597

86,678

Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

956,734

$

890,511

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First US Bancshares, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2021 Results

October 27, 2021

FIRST US BANCSHARES, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES

INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

September 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Interest income:

Interest and fees on loans

$

9,568

$

9,557

$

28,726

$

28,433

Interest on investment securities

462

439

1,208

1,740

Total interest income

10,030

9,996

29,934

30,173

Interest expense:

Interest on deposits

652

994

2,100

3,600

Interest on borrowings

43

37

123

99

Total interest expense

695

1,031

2,223

3,699

Net interest income

9,335

8,965

27,711

26,474

Provision for loan and lease losses

618

1,046

1,517

2,476

Net interest income after provision for loan and lease losses

8,717

7,919

26,194

23,998

Non-interest income:

Service and other charges on deposit accounts

271

298

777

995

Net gain on sales and prepayments of investment securities

-

-

22

326

Mortgage fees from secondary market

-

196

23

499

Lease income

208

206

619

630

Other income, net

417

675

1,215

1,552

Total non-interest income

896

1,375

2,656

4,002

Non-interest expense:

Salaries and employee benefits

5,045

5,138

14,951

15,467

Net occupancy and equipment

1,259

1,078

3,318

3,074

Computer services

461

470

1,411

1,311

Fees for professional services

292

325

1,003

1,004

Other expense

1,490

1,736

4,659

4,966

Total non-interest expense

8,547

8,747

25,342

25,822

Income before income taxes

1,066

547

3,508

2,178

Provision for income taxes

229

136

768

516

Net income

$

837

$

411

$

2,740

$

1,662

Basic net income per share

$

0.13

$

0.07

$

0.43

$

0.27

Diluted net income per share

$

0.13

$

0.06

$

0.41

$

0.25

Dividends per share

$

0.03

$

0.03

$

0.09

$

0.09

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First US Bancshares, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2021 Results

October 27, 2021

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to the financial results presented in this press release that have been prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"), the Company's management believes that certain non-GAAP financial measures and ratios are beneficial to the reader. These non-GAAP measures have been provided to enhance overall understanding of the Company's current financial performance and position. Management believes that these presentations provide meaningful comparisons of financial performance and position in various periods and can be used as a supplement to the GAAP-based measures presented in this press release. The non-GAAP financial results presented should not be considered a substitute for the GAAP-based results. Management believes that both GAAP measures of the Company's financial performance and the respective non-GAAP measures should be considered together.

The non-GAAP measures and ratios that have been provided in this press release include measures of tangible assets and equity and certain ratios that include tangible assets and equity. Discussion of these measures and ratios is included below, along with reconciliations of such non-GAAP measures to GAAP amounts included in the financial statements previously presented in this press release.

Tangible Balances and Measures

In addition to capital ratios defined by GAAP and banking regulators, the Company utilizes various tangible common equity measures when evaluating capital utilization and adequacy. These measures, which are presented in the financial tables in this press release, may also include calculations of tangible assets. As defined by the Company, tangible common equity represents shareholders' equity less goodwill and identifiable intangible assets, while tangible assets represent total assets less goodwill and identifiable intangible assets.

Management believes that the measures of tangible equity are important because they reflect the level of capital available to withstand unexpected market conditions. In addition, presentation of these measures allows readers to compare certain aspects of the Company's capitalization to other organizations. In management's experience, many stock analysts use tangible common equity measures in conjunction with more traditional bank capital ratios to compare capital adequacy of banking organizations with significant amounts of goodwill or other intangible assets that typically result from the use of the purchase accounting method in accounting for mergers and acquisitions.

These calculations are intended to complement the capital ratios defined by GAAP and banking regulators. Because GAAP does not include these measures, management believes that there are no comparable GAAP financial measures to the tangible common equity ratios that the Company utilizes. Despite the importance of these measures to the Company, there are no standardized definitions for the measures, and, therefore, the Company's calculations may not be comparable with those of other organizations. In addition, there may be limits to the usefulness of these measures to investors. Accordingly, management encourages readers to consider the Company's consolidated financial statements in their entirety and not to rely on any single financial measure. The table below reconciles the Company's calculations of these measures to amounts reported in accordance with GAAP.

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First US Bancshares, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2021 Results

October 27, 2021

Quarter Ended

Nine Months Ended

2021

2020

2021

2020

September

30,

June

30,

March

31,

December

31,

September

30,

September

30,

September

30,

(Dollars in Thousands, Except Per Share Data)

(Unaudited Reconciliation)

TANGIBLE BALANCES

Total assets

$

956,734

$

946,946

$

926,535

$

890,511

$

852,941

Less: Goodwill

7,435

7,435

7,435

7,435

7,435

Less: Core deposit intangible

707

792

884

975

1,067

Tangible assets

(a)

$

948,592

$

938,719

$

918,216

$

882,101

$

844,439

Total shareholders' equity

$

89,597

$

88,778

$

87,917

$

86,678

$

85,658

Less: Goodwill

7,435

7,435

7,435

7,435

7,435

Less: Core deposit intangible

707

792

884

975

1,067

Tangible common equity

(b)

$

81,455

$

80,551

$

79,598

$

78,268

$

77,156

Average shareholders' equity

$

89,603

$

88,477

$

87,456

$

86,337

$

85,656

$

88,520

$

85,112

Less: Average goodwill

7,435

7,435

7,435

7,435

7,435

7,435

7,435

Less: Average core deposit intangible

746

836

927

1,019

1,115

836

1,223

Average tangible shareholders' equity

(c)

$

81,422

$

80,206

$

79,094

$

77,883

$

77,106

$

80,249

$

76,454

Net income

(d)

$

837

$

953

$

950

$

1,045

$

411

$

2,740

$

1,662

Common shares outstanding (in thousands)

(e)

6,218

6,215

6,214

6,177

6,177

TANGIBLE MEASURES

Tangible book value per common share

(b)/(e)

$

13.10

$

12.96

$

12.81

$

12.67

$

12.49

Tangible common equity to tangible assets

(b)/(a)

8.59

%

8.58

%

8.67

%

8.87

%

9.14

%

Return on average tangible common equity (annualized)

(1)

4.08

%

4.76

%

4.87

%

5.34

%

2.12

%

4.57

%

2.90

%

(1)

Calculation of Return on average tangible common equity (annualized) = ((net income (d) / number of days in period) * number of days in year) / average tangible shareholders' equity (c)

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