Cornerstone Bancshares, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter 2012 Earnings

 

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.--(PR Newswire)— January 28, 2013--Cornerstone Bancshares, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: CSBQ; CSBQP) today announced the following:

 

Cornerstone Bancshares, Inc. (“Cornerstone”) reported net income of $371,000 for the fourth quarter of 2012 and net income of $1,402,000 for the 12 months ended December 31, 2012, which represents a 228.6 percent improvement in net income quarter-over-quarter and a 36.1 percent improvement from the previous year.

 

Net interest margin increased from 3.55 percent in 2011 to 3.85 percent in 2012. In addition, total assets increased 4.2 percent for the year, from $422,655,000 in 2011 to $440,463,000. There was a 3.4 percent growth in loans for the year, from $267,765,000 in 2011 to $276,992,000 in 2012. Deposits increased 8.9 percent from $314,042,000 in 2011 to $341,897,000. In addition, Cornerstone’s market value per common share increased 52.7 percent from $1.50 in 2011 to $2.29 in 2012. As of December 31, 2012, Cornerstone had sold all 600,000 shares of its Series A Convertible Preferred Stock, raising $15 million in new capital.

 

Specific Accomplishments Include:

 

$15 million capital raise completion

 

Four consecutive quarters of positive earnings for 2012

 

Four consecutive payments of quarterly Preferred Stock dividends

 

“We’ve definitely turned a corner and are extremely pleased with our continued improvement,” said Cornerstone’s President and CEO Frank Hughes. “Our goal is to continue strengthening Cornerstone’s foundation, so that we can build for the future and continue serving our Chattanooga market.”

 

Cornerstone is a single-bank holding company, with $440 million in assets, serving the Chattanooga, Tennessee MSA, with five branches throughout Chattanooga and one loan production office in Dalton, Georgia. Locally owned and locally operated, Cornerstone specializes in providing a comprehensive range of customized financial solutions for businesses and individuals.

 

Contact:

N. Frank Hughes, President & Chief Executive Office

423-385-3009

 

Certain of the statements made in this release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the intent, belief or current expectations of Cornerstone and its management regarding the company’s strategic directions, prospects and future results, involve certain risks and uncertainties. Certain factors may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements, including economic and other conditions in the markets in which Cornerstone operates, governmental regulations, the company’s competitive environment, cyclical and seasonal fluctuations in its operating results, and other risks discussed in Cornerstone’s Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 


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