Annapolis, MD (April 26, 2017) – Severn Bancorp, Inc., (Nasdaq: SVBI) parent company of Severn Savings Bank, FSB (“Severn”), today announced net income of $925 thousand or $0.06 per share for the first quarter of 2017, a 2.0% increase from net income of $907 thousand or $0.03 per share for the first quarter of 2016. Earnings per share is calculated using net income available for common shareholders, which is net income less preferred stock dividends and discount amortization. Return on Average Assets (ROAA) was 0.47% for the quarter ended March 31, 2017, which was an improvement over the 0.12% reported for the quarter ended March 31, 2016. The Efficiency Ratio dropped to 81.25% for the quarter versus 85.32% for the first quarter of 2016.
Total assets increased by $11.3 million to $798.7 million as of March 31, 2017 compared to $787.4 million as of December 31, 2016. Loans remained flat at $609.7 million as of March 31, 2017 versus $610.3 million as of December 31, 2016. Deposits increased by $21.8 million to $593.8 million as of March 31, 2017, an increase of 3.8% over December 31, 2016. Borrowings decreased by $10 million during the quarter ended March 31, 2017 as the bank continues to pay down its FHLB borrowings.
“We are committed to increasing shareholder value”, stated Alan J. Hyatt, President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Hyatt continued, “We are focused on increasing revenue and driving loan growth. We are committed to Anne Arundel County and providing excellent service to the residents and local businesses. Our team is building relationships and representing Severn well in the community. We see a lot of opportunity for a successful remainder of the year.”
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About Severn Savings Bank: Founded in 1946, Severn is a full-service community bank offering a wide array of personal and commercial banking products as well as residential and commercial mortgage lending. It has assets of $798.7 million and five branches located in Annapolis, Edgewater, Severna Park and Glen Burnie, Maryland. The bank specializes in exceptional customer service and holds itself and its employees to a high standard of community contribution. Severn is on the Web at www.severnbank.com.