Franklin Financial Services : FRAF Investor Presentation - June 2022
06/23/2022 | 03:46am EDT
First Quarter 2022 Highlights
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2022 certainly began much differently than the previous two years. While we have, for the most part, been able to put the pandemic in the rearview mirror, its effects and our national response to them are still being realized. Rising interest rates, supply chain disruptions, and world conflicts are but a few of the macro changes that are affecting the economy as a whole and, as a result, our customers and our company.
At times like these, I appreciate that we are a well-diversified company with sources of income from both commercial and consumer markets. Clearly our residential mortgage business, and the fee income we derive from it, has dropped off from the comparative period last year as mortgage refinancing has dried up in the face of rising rates. While we are still doing well in the purchase mortgage line of business, we expect this will be tempered over the course of the year by rising rates.
Our Investment and Trust business has gotten off to a good start as we continue to add clients and bring in new assets. While ahead of last year's results for the same period, we expect some pressure on earnings if the equity and bond markets continue to lose value.
The pipeline for commercial lending looks good and rising rates are lifting the income we generate from our floating-rate assets. If rates continue to rise, I anticipate our net interest margin also improving throughout the year. Deposits continue to grow, and our cost of deposits has remained steady at 12 basis points. The growth of deposits demonstrates the depth of customer relationships, which continue to be extremely important to us.
We continue to work to establish a full-service community office in Hagerstown, which will be our first in Maryland. We have received all necessary approvals and are renovating a downtown office and hiring retail, commercial, and trust employees. We expect to open the office July 1.
CEO Comments (continued)
We also have two community office renovations underway and will move into our new headquarters on Nitterhouse Drive in July. We also will be going live with Salesforce in July as we start using the software to improve customer service, increase sales, and create efficiencies within the bank.
The bank's senior management team has evolved as several members have retired or will retire this year. We have onboarded Chief Operations Officer Steve Poynot, Chief Retail Services Officer Louis Giustini, and Chief Technology Officer David Long, and each is making valuable contributions to the company. I am very thankful that we have been able to add these leaders to our team.
2022 is setting up to be a challenging year, one that will require us to adapt to a changing economic environment. Our first quarter results were good, and we will look to build upon them throughout the year. Our sights are set on the future and taking the steps now that will help us succeed not just in 2022 but in the years that follow.
The following investor presentation, being released on Form 8-K, is a supplement to our quarterly earnings release. We appreciate the support of our shareholders and the interest of potential shareholders, and I am available at any time to listen to your concerns, thoughts, and ideas, and to answer your questions to the best of my ability.
Overview of Franklin Financial
Franklin Financial, which was formed in 1983, is the largest independent, locally owned and operated bank holding company headquartered in Franklin County, PA
Franklin Financial's wholly-owned subsidiary, F&M Trust, was founded in Chambersburg, PA in 1906
Total assets of the Company were $1.77 billion as of March 31, 2022
As of March 31, 2022, Franklin Financial reported $976.5 million in brokerage and trust assets under management
Franklin Financial stock is trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market (NASDAQ: FRAF)
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