BRYN MAWR, Pa., July 19, 2018 – Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation (NASDAQ: Bryn Mawr TrustC) (the “Corporation”), parent of The Bryn Mawr Trust Company (the “Bank”) today reported net income of $14.7 million, or $0.72 diluted earnings per share for the three months ended June 30, 2018, as compared to net income of $15.3 million, or $0.75 diluted earnings per share, for the three months ended March 31, 2018, and $9.4 million, or $0.55 diluted earnings per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2017.
On a non-GAAP basis, core net income, which excludes due diligence and merger-related expenses, income tax charges related to re-measurement of net deferred tax assets, and certain other non-core income and expense items, as detailed in the appendix to this earnings release, was $17.0 million, or $0.83 diluted earnings per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2018, as compared to $19.3 million, or $0.94 diluted earnings per share, for the three months ended March 31, 2018, and $10.2 million, or $0.59 diluted earnings per share, for the three months ended June 30, 2017. Management believes the core net income measure is important in evaluating the Corporation’s performance on a more comparable basis between periods. A reconciliation of this and other non-GAAP to GAAP performance measures is included in the appendix to this earnings release.
“Our strategic initiatives and the benefits from the Royal Bank merger contributed to our strong second quarter results enabling us to increase the rate of growth of our loan portfolio by over 10% on an annualized basis and expand the contribution of key areas of fee income most notably in the wealth, insurance and capital markets groups,” stated Frank Leto, President and Chief Executive Officer. Adding, “We expect to continue this momentum into the coming quarters.”
“As I have noted in previous quarters, the benefits of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act provides a unique opportunity for us to evaluate our strategy and the level and pace of the investments related to its execution. As we gain more clarity around the opportunity, it is apparent to us that we are uniquely positioned to exploit the current competitive landscape and that accelerating the investments in our business is an appropriate use for a portion of the excess earnings associated with the lower tax rates.” Leto continued, “To that end, we plan to invest additional resources to enhance our talent and technology with the explicit intent of improving our long-term growth trajectory, while at the same time increasing near-term shareholder return as evidenced by the increase in our quarterly dividend we announced today.”
The Board of Directors of the Corporation declared a quarterly dividend of $0.25 per share, an increase of $0.03 per share from the prior quarterly dividend, payable September 1, 2018 to shareholders of record as of August 1, 2018.