Empire Bancorp, Inc. (NY) :EMPK-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2016 By the Numbers : February 1, 2017

Empire Bancorp, Inc. (NY) reports financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2016.

We analyze the earnings along side the following peers of Empire Bancorp, Inc. (NY) – Parke Bancorp, Inc., Macatawa Bank Corporation and Chemical Financial Corporation (PKBK-US, MCBC-US and CHFC-US) that have also reported for this period.


  • Summary numbers: Revenues of USD 6.07 million, Net Earnings of USD 0.84 million.
  • Net interest income margins narrowed from 95.43% to 93.42% compared to the same period last year.
  • Net loan assets changed 7.00% compared to same period last year and 4.52% from previous period, total deposits changed 29.47% compared to same period last year and -1.22% from previous period.
  • Earnings growth from operating margin improvements as well as from one-time items.

The table below shows the preliminary results and recent trends for key metrics such as revenues and net income (See complete table at the end of this report):

2016-12-31 2016-09-30 2016-06-30 2016-03-31 2015-12-31
Relevant Numbers (Quarterly)
Revenues (mil) 6.07 5.85 5.82 5.31 5.29
Revenue Growth (%YOY) 14.65 8.18 10.04 9.84 14.95
Earnings (mil) 0.84 0.64 0.82 0.49 0.66
Earnings Growth (%YOY) 28.31 2.89 22.94 -17.21 452.1
Net Margin (%) 13.9 10.97 14.08 9.15 12.42
EPS 0.12 0.09 0.12 0.07 0.1
Return on Equity (%) 5.13 3.76 4.9 2.99 4.08
Return on Assets (%) 0.44 0.33 0.45 0.29 0.44

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Market Share Versus Profits

Revenues History
Earnings History

EMPK-US‘s change in revenue this period compared to the same period last year of 14.65% is almost the same as its change in earnings, and is about average among the announced results thus far in its peer group, suggesting that EMPK-US is holding onto its market share. Also, for comparison purposes, revenues changed by 3.76% and earnings by 31.51% compared to the immediate last period.

Revenues Growth Versus Earnings Growth

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Leader, Earnings Focus, Laggard, Revenues Focus

Earnings Growth Analysis

EMPK-US‘s earnings rose year-on-year. But this growth has not come as a result of improvement in net interest income margins or any loan loss improvement activities in its operations. Net interest income margins were 93.42% compared to 95.07% in the immediate last period. Net interest income after provisions margins were 88.47% this period compared to 92.68% in the previous period. In addition, loan loss provisions as a percentage of net interest income were 5.29% this period and 4.95% a year ago.

Net Interest Income Margin Versus Loan Loss Provisions Margin

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High Risk; High Reward Loans, Risky Loan Portfolio, Conservative Loan Portfolio, Safer Loan Portfolio
Net Interest Income Margin History
Loan Loss Provisions Margin History

Net Loans and Total Deposits

A financial institution’s core operations represented by Net Interest Income and Net Interest Income after Provisions are dependent on both the growth and quality of its deposits as well as the growth and quality of its loans. A firm could boost its interest income in the short-term by just increasing its loan assets with less concern about their quality – but this would eventually lead to greater loan loss provisions. Similarly a drive to increase deposits could result in higher interest expenses and eventually effect the firm’s equity. It is thus important to understand net interest income performance in context to loan loss provisions, loan assets and deposits.

Loan Assets Growth Rate History (Qtr YOY)
Total Deposits Growth Rate History (Qtr YOY)

The firm’s decline in net interest income margins came despite the relative increase in the levels of net loan assets. In addition, total deposits as a percentage of equity went from 8.07% to 10.65%. On an absolute basis, net loan assets changed 7.00% compared to the same period last year and 4.52% from the previous period. Total deposits changed 29.47% compared to the same period last year and -1.22% from the previous period.


The company’s earnings growth has also been influenced by the following factors: (1) Improvements in operating margins from 19.43% to 21.70% and (2) one-time items. The company’s pretax margins are now 21.70%, compared to 19.43% for the same period last year.

EBIT Margin History
PreTax Margin History
EBIT Margin Versus PreTax Margin

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Operation driven Earnings, One-time Favorables, Low Earnings Base, One-time Unfavorables

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Company Profile

Empire Bancorp, Inc. operates as a bank holding company for Empire National Bank. It specializes in serving the financial needs of privately-owned small to mid-sized businesses, professional practices and not-for-profit organizations, as well as the owners, managers and employees of those companies. The company was founded by Robert Basso, Daniel Bracciodieta, Douglas J. Chapey, John A. Danzi, Robert Davis, Michael Kistler, Andrew Knee, William Millard, Garrett Morgan, Ira Prager, Dean Raio, Vitro Rizzi, James M. Sheehy, John J. Sheerin, Joseph Taormina, John Watral, Thomas Wiedner and Marie Zere on March 22, 2013 and is headquartered in Islandia, NY.

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