DENVER, CO–(Marketwired)–Guaranty Bancorp (NASDAQ: GBNK), a community bank holding company based in Colorado, today announced second quarter 2017 net income of $10.1 million, or $0.36 per basic and diluted common share, compared to $5.7 million, or $0.27 per basic and diluted common share in the second quarter 2016. For the six months ended June 30, 2017, net income was $20.0 million or $0.72 per basic common share and $0.71 per diluted common share, compared to $11.5 million, or $0.54 per basic and diluted common share for the same period in 2016.
Today, the Company announces the signing of a definitive purchase agreement with Castle Rock Bank Holding Company, the holding company for Castle Rock Bank, in an all-stock transaction. Castle Rock Bank, a 43 year old community bank based in Castle Rock, Colorado, has $147.8 million in total assets as of June 30, 2017 and two bank branches strategically located between Denver and Colorado Springs, Colorado. The deal is subject to normal regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018. Following the close of the transaction, Castle Rock Bank will be merged into Guaranty Bank and Trust and all Castle Rock Bank branches will operate under the Guaranty Bank and Trust name. The Company expects the transaction to be $0.04 accretive to earnings per share in 2018 and have an internal rate of return in excess of 19%. Further information regarding the transaction can be found in the investor presentation filed as an exhibit to Guaranty Bancorp’s Form 8-K filed on July 19, 2017.
“Our quarterly net income growth, together with our expanded quarterly return on average assets, demonstrates the successful business strategies we have in place to enhance shareholder value,” said Paul W. Taylor, President and Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Bancorp.