Orange County Bancorp, Inc. announces first quarter 2019 earnings

MIDDLETOWN (May 13) – Orange County Bancorp, Inc. announced its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.

The Company earned net income of $2.23 million or $0.50 per share for the quarter compared to net income of $1.37 million or $0.35 per share for the corresponding quarter in 2018.

On a year-over-year basis, Q1 net income rose $856 thousand or 62%, while earnings per share increased $0.15 or 42%. Per share results reflect the issuance of an additional 566,783 shares of stock through a private placement in October 2018.

Book value per share as of 3/31/19 was $24.76, an increase of $1.96 per share or 8.6% versus the same quarter last year, while tangible book value per share of $23.01 increased $2.28 per share or 11%.

The Company’s Hudson Valley Investment Advisors (HVIA) subsidiary saw Q1 revenues increase 4.1% on a year-over-year basis, while revenue for the Bank’s Trust department rose 4.6% for the same period.

The Company continues to experience strong growth in loans and deposits. On a year-over-year basis, total loans outstanding at the end of Q1 increased $162 million or 26%, while total deposits grew $108 million or 12%, ending the quarter at nearly $1 billion. The Company’s capital base grew $22 million or 24%, driven primarily by the combination of proceeds from a Q4 2018 private placement of common stock ($16 million) and retained earnings ($5 million). The equity to assets ratio increased from 8.8% to 9.8% on a year-over-year basis, with equity growth more than keeping pace with balance sheet growth.

“We are very pleased with the Company’s performance during the first 3 months of 2019,” said President and CEO, Michael Gilfeather. “Our results for the quarter reflect strong growth in earnings and of our balance sheet. We believe this coupled with the ongoing implementation of our strategic plan continue to position the Company as a leading financial institution in the markets we serve.”

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