MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo., July 15 12, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — First Bancshares, Inc. (OTCQX: FBSI) (“Company”), the holding company of Stockmens Bank (“Bank”), today announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30. 2022.

For the quarter ended June 30, 2022, the Company reported net earnings of $1,401,000 or $0.57 per diluted share, compared to $1,147,000 or $0.44 per diluted share for the comparable period in 2021 Year-to-date, the Company reported net income of $2,421,000 or $0.99 per share, compared to $2,381,000 or $0.91 per share for the same period in 2021. changes since the beginning of the year compared to the six months ended June 30, 2021 include an increase of $617,000 in net interest income after provisions for loan losses, as well as an increase of $52,000 in income other than interest, offset by an increase of $372,000 in non-interest expense, an increase of $125,000 in income tax expense and a modest loss of $4,000 on investments in 2022 compared to to a gain of $128,000 over the same period in 2021. This resulted in a $40,000 increase in profit net fice for the year ended June 30, 2022, compared to the year ended June 30, 2021. The increase in non-interest expense is attributable to higher personnel and capital expenditures due to from the addition of new branches in Hartville, MO and Akron, CO, as well as standard increases to compete with employee demand in the marketplace.

Consolidated total assets as of June 30, 2022 were $460.28 million, compared to $445.10 million as of December 31, 2021. Year-to-date 2021, net loans increased by 11.21% to reached $378.97 million, total deposits increased by 3.42% to $410.08 million and total capital remained at $45.09 million, or 9.80% of assets total, compared to $44.16 million, or 9.92% of total assets, as of December 31, 2021. Changes in capital are mainly attributable to the payment by the Company of a cash dividend to shareholders and to losses not realized in the securities portfolio which fell from $283,000 on December 31, 2021 to $1,292,000 on June 30, 2022, as market volatility reached an all-time high following record inflation and unrest in the foreign.

The Bank meets all regulatory requirements for “well capitalized” status.

About the company

First Bancshares, Inc. is the holding company of Stockmens Bank, an FDIC-insured, state-licensed commercial bank in Colorado that operates from its headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and eight full-service Missouri offices. in Mountain Grove, Marshfield, Ava, Kissee Mills, Gainesville, Crane, Hartville, and Springfield, and full-service offices in Bartley, Nebraska, and Akron, Colorado.

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Stockmens Bank, may from time to time make written or oral “forward-looking statements” in their reports to shareholders and in other Company communications, which are made in good faith by the Company. pursuant to the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

These forward-looking statements include statements about the Company’s beliefs, expectations, estimates and intentions that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on a variety of factors, some of which are beyond the Company’s control. These statements address the following topics: future operating results; customer growth and retention; demand for loans and other products; earnings growth and expectations; new products and services; credit quality and reserve adequacy; the results of reviews conducted by our banking regulators, technology and our employees. The following factors, among others, could cause the Company’s financial performance to differ materially from the expectations, estimates and intentions expressed in these forward-looking statements: the strength of the U.S. economy generally and the strength of the local economies in which company conducts operations; the effects of and changes in trade, monetary and tax policies and laws, including the Federal Reserve Board’s interest rate policies; inflation, interest rates, market and currency fluctuations; the timely development and acceptance of new Company products and services and the overall perceived value of such products and services by users; the impact of changes in financial services laws and regulations; technological changes; acquisitions; changes in consumer spending and saving habits; and the Company’s success in managing and recovering assets from defaulting borrowers and managing the risks of the foregoing.

The above list of factors is not exclusive. The Company does not undertake, and expressly disclaims any intention or obligation, to update any forward-looking statement, whether written or oral, which may be made from time to time by or on behalf of the Company.

First Bancshares, Inc. and its subsidiaries
Financial Highlights
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
Quarter ended Semester completed
June 30th, June 30th,
2022 2021 2022 2021
Operating data:
Total interest income $ 4,613 $ 4,326 $ 8,705 $ 8,320
Total interest expense 260 290 514 614
Net interest income 4,353 4,036 8,191 7,706
Allowance for loan losses 225 357 450 582
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 4,128 3,679 7,741 7,124
Gain (loss) on sale of investments (4 ) 8 (4 ) 128
Non-interest income 420 373 763 711
Non-interest charges 2,645 2,545 5,237 4,865
Income before taxes 1,899 1,515 3,263 3,098
income tax expense 498 368 842 717
Net revenue $ 1,401 $ 1,147 $ 2,421 $ 2,381
Earnings per share $ 0.57 $ 0.44 $ 0.99 $ 0.91
To To
June 30th, The 31st of December,
Data on the financial situation: 2022 2021
Cash and cash equivalents
(excluding CDs) $ 37,337 $ 60,604
Investment security
(includes CDs) 14,624 15,729
Loans receivable, net 378,973 340,767
Goodwill and intangibles 1,872 1,943
Total assets 460 283 445,095
Deposits 410,084 396,527
Buy-back agreements 798 490
Loans 1,500 1,500
Equity 45,092 44,161
Book value per share $ 6:46 p.m. $ 18.08