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Financial Highlights


(Dollars in thousands, except per share amounts)

FOR THE YEAR: 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Net Income $6,131 $6,522 $6,328 $6,164 $6,231

Total Operating Income

32,071 30,096 29,106 27,040 26,632

Total Operating Expense

21,421 20,558 19,575 18,307 17,888

Provision for Loan Losses

502 130 448 142 0

Taxes1

4,018 2,886 2,754 2,426 2,512

Return on Average Assets

1.08% 1.21% 1.25% 1.29% 1.37%

Return on Average Equity

9.12% 10.35% 10.75% 11.40% 12.46%

Average Shares Outstanding*

5,160,965 5,165,824 5,164,462 5,152,492 5,173,814
AT YEAR END: 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Total Assets $595,226 $568,492 $538,733 $489,948 $463,871
Total Deposits 523,884 500,700 474,467 430,034 409,147
Total Loans 486,728 448,357 424,240 395,105 351,735
Shareholders' Equity 67,843 63,866 60,396 56,076 50,985
Equity to Assets Ratio 11.40% 11.23% 11.21% 11.45% 10.99%

 

PER SHARE*: 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
Book Value $13.15 $12.36 $11.69 $10.87 $9.88
Net Income (basic) $1.19 $1.26 $1.23 $1.20 $1.20
Net income (diluted) $1.19 $1.26 $1.23 $1.20 $1.20
Cash Dividends Declared $0.44 $0.41 $0.37 $0.34 $0.34

1Income taxes for 2017 include a one-time, non-cash charge of $815,974, or $0.16 per share, that was recorded as an increase in income tax expense. This charge resulted from the re-measurement of the bank's deferred tax assets, as required by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Tax Reform).

*Shares outstanding and earnings per share have been adjusted for a 2-for-1 forward stock split on November 17, 2014.

Stock Information

The company's stock currently trades under the symbol BMBN on the OTC Pink Marketplace. Any stockbroker can assist you with buying additional shares. The bank, as part of a previously approved stock repurchase plan, is authorized to repurchase shares of its common stock. Should you wish to facilitate the sale of any of your shares directly to the bank, please contact Neil Burke, Chief Financial Officer, by calling (434) 676-9054, extension 1111.

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Financial Release Summaries

July 23, 2018: Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. (BMBN), the Kenbridge-based holding company for Benchmark Community Bank, announced unaudited results for the three months and six months ended June 30, 2018. Net income for the three months ended June 30, 2018 was $2,135,004, or $0.42 per share, up 19.6% from the $1,785,754, or $0.35 per share, earned during the second quarter last year. Net income through the first six months of the year amounted to $4,262,435, or $0.83 per share, a 23.4% increase from the $3,453,260, or $0.67 per share, posted through the first six months of 2017. (read full release)

April 23, 2018: Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. (BMBN), the Kenbridge-based holding company for Benchmark Community Bank, announced unaudited results for the first quarter of 2018. Net income of $2,127,433, or $0.41 per share, for the first quarter of 2018 was up $459 thousand, or 27.5% over net income of $1,667,506, or $0.32 per share, for the first quarter of 2017. Return on average assets increased from 1.20% to 1.45% and return on average equity increased from 10.43% to 12.52% when comparing the first quarter of 2018 the same period one year ago. (read full release)

January 30, 2018: Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. (BMBN), the Kenbridge-based holding company for Benchmark Community Bank, announced earnings of $6,130,621, or $1.19 per share, for the year ended December 31, 2017. This compares to $6,521,862, or $1.26 per share, earned during 2016. Return on average equity for the year was 9.16% and return on average assets was 1.08%, compared to 10.35% and 1.21%, respectively, reported last year. (read full release)

December 27, 2017: Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. (BMBN), the Kenbridge-based holding company for Benchmark Community Bank, recently announced the declaration of a semi-annual dividend of $0.23 per share to holders of common stock of the company. This dividend, an increase from the $0.21 per share paid in July, brings total dividends for the year to $0.44 per share, representing an increase of 7.3% over the $0.41 per share paid in 2016. (read full release)

October 23, 2017: Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. (BMBN), the Kenbridge-based holding company for Benchmark Community Bank, announced earnings of $1,979,037, or $0.38 per share, for the third quarter of 2017. This compares to $1,734,759, or $0.34 per share, for the third quarter of 2016. Net income through the first nine months of the year amounted to $5,432,293, or $1.05 per share, up from the $4,991,235, or $0.97 per share, reported through the first nine months of 2016. (read full release)

July 25, 2017: Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. (BMBN), the Kenbridge-based holding company for Benchmark Community Bank, announced earnings of $1,785,754, or $0.35 per share, for the second quarter of 2017, up 7.8% from the $1,656,075, or $0.32 per share, earned during the second quarter last year. Net income through the first six months of the year amounted to $3,453,260, or $0.67 per share, a 5.3% increase from the $3,256,476, or $0.63 per share, posted through the first six months of 2016. (read full release)

June 21, 2017: Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. (BMBN), the Kenbridge-based holding company for Benchmark Community Bank, recently announced the declaration of a semi-annual dividend of $0.21 per share to holders of common stock of the company. This dividend is unchanged from the dividend declared in December 2016. The record date for shareholders entitled to payment of the dividend will be the close of business, 4:00 P.M., on July 3, 2017, with payment to occur by July 31, 2017. (read full release)

April 21, 2017: Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. (BMBN), the Kenbridge-based holding company for Benchmark Community Bank, announced earnings of $1,667,506, or $0.32 per share, for the first quarter of 2017. This compares to $1,600,401, or $0.31 per share, for the first quarter of 2016. Return on average equity for the quarter was 10.43% and return on average assets was 1.20%, compared to 10.48% and 1.21%, respectively, reported for the first quarter of 2016. (read full release)

December 20, 2016: Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. (BMBN), the Kenbridge-based holding company for Benchmark Community Bank, recently announced the declaration of a semi-annual dividend of $0.21 per share to holders of common stock of the company. This dividend, up from the $0.20 per share paid in July, brings total dividends for the year to $0.41 per share, representing an increase of 10.8% over the $0.37 per share paid in 2015. The record date for shareholders entitled to payment of the dividend will be the close of business, 5:00 P.M., on January 6, 2017, with payment to occur by January 31, 2017. (read full release)

October 27, 2016: Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. (BMBN), the Kenbridge-based holding company for Benchmark Community Bank, announced earnings of $1,734,759, or $0.34 per share, for the third quarter of 2016. This compares to $1,620,502, or $0.31 per share, for the third quarter of 2015. Net income through the first nine months of the year amounted to $4,991,235, or $0.97 per share, up from the $4,806,516, or $0.93 per share, reported through the first nine months of 2015. (read full release)

July 22, 2016: Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. (BMBN), the Kenbridge-based holding company for Benchmark Community Bank, announced earnings of $1,656,075, or $0.32 per share, for the second quarter of 2016, up slightly from $1,635,361, or $0.32 per share, earned during the second quarter of 2015. Net income through the first six months of the year amounted to $3,256,476, or $0.63 per share, a 2.7% increase from the $3,170,695, or $0.61 per share, posted through the first six months of 2015. (read full release)

June 21, 2016: Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. (BMBN), the Kenbridge-based holding company for Benchmark Community Bank, recently announced the declaration of a semi-annual dividend of $0.20 per share to holders of common stock of the company. This dividend represents an increase of $0.01 per share, or 5.26%, from the dividend of $0.19 per share declared in December 2015. (read full release)

April 22, 2016: Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. (BMBN), the Kenbridge-based holding company for Benchmark Community Bank, announced earnings of $1,600,401, or $0.31 per share, for the first quarter of 2016. This compares to $1,535,335, or $0.30 per share, for the first quarter of 2015. Return on average equity for the quarter was 10.48% and return on average assets was 1.21%, compared to 10.92% and 1.27%, respectively, reported for the first quarter of 2015. (read full release)

January 28, 2016: Benchmark Bankshares, Inc. (BMBN), the Kenbridge-based holding company for Benchmark Community Bank, announced earnings of $6,327,895, or $1.23 per share, for the year ended December 31, 2015. This compares to $6,164,054, or $1.20 per share, earned during 2014. Return on average equity for the year was 10.75% and return on average assets was 1.25%, compared to 11.40% and 1.29%, respectively, reported last year. The bank earned $1,536,697, or $0.30 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2015 compared to $1,485,841, or $0.29 per share, earned last year during the same period. (read full release)

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