STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – (April 2017) First-quarter results of VSB Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: VSBN) show an increase of $21.2 million in assets, or 6.4 percent, at March 31, 2017, from December 31 of the last year.
Also up, is the net income of $619,820 for the first quarter of 2017, which signifies an increase of $70,424, or 12.8 percent, from the first quarter of 2016.
“We have been able to consistently generate growth in our demand and checking accounts,” stated Raffaele (Ralph) M. Branca, president and CEO of VSB Bancorp, Inc. “We have a significant loan pipeline which we expect to convert to loans in the near future.”
According to unaudited figures released earlier in the month, pre-tax income was $953,575 in the first quarter of 2017, compared to $845,262 for the first quarter of 2016.
Net income for the quarter was $619,820, or basic income of 35 cents per common share, compared to a net income of $549,396, or 32 cents basic income per common share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2016.
Joseph J. LiBassi, chairman of VSB Bancorp, stated, “Our loan portfolio is generating more income as we have been able to originate more loans. We paid our 38th consecutive dividend to our stockholders and our book value per share has reached $17.07. Our dedication to deliver the highest quality personal service is a key factor in our success.”
Return on average assets increased from 0.67 percent in the first quarter of 2016 to 0.68 percent in the first quarter of 2017, while return on average equity increased from 7.25 percent to 7.77 percent.
Overall, average interest-earning assets increased by $34.0 million from the first quarter of 2016 to the first quarter of 2017.
Non-interest income increased by $27,558 to $669,184 in the first quarter of 2017, compared to $641,626 in the same quarter in 2016.
About VSB Bancorp, Inc.
As Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank, Victory State Bank operates five full-service locations on the Island, including the main office in the community of Great Kills and branches in West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank.
The bank is planning to open a sixth branch in Meiers Corners section of Staten Island, subject to regulatory and building department approvals.
Victory State Bank commenced operations on Nov. 17, 1997. The Bank’s initial capitalization of $7 million was primarily raised in the Staten Island community. The Bancorp’s total equity has increased to $31.2 million primarily through the retention of earnings.
For additional information, Victory State Bank may be reached at 718-979-1100 or visited online at www.VictoryStateBank.com.
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