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Fort Lauderdale, FL., May 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OptimumBank Holdings, Inc. (OPHC-NASDAQ)
Summary of Results:
The Company’s total assets increased by approximately $17.5 million to $252.6 million at March 31, 2021, from $235.1 million at December 31, 2020, primarily due to an increase in loans and debt securities. Total stockholders’ equity increased by approximately $3.5 million to $21.3 million at March 31, 2021, from $17.8 million at December 31, 2020, primarily due to proceeds from the sale of preferred stock and net earnings of $348,000.
Chairman Moishe Gubin commented, “Growth in income continues to increase as planned; and total assets now exceed $250 million. A significant increase in the size and number of commercial bank accounts has contributed to the bank’s fee income, which has grown from $47M in December to $73M in March (total of $176M for the quarter due to wire and ACH fees).”
CEO Tim Terry commented, “The Bank was well received in our local area lending market for our ‘First Round’ of Payroll Protection Program (PPP) lending efforts to keep small business operating in time of need during the current Covid-19 economy. The successful ‘Second Round’ of loans additionally contributed to our efforts in fostering strong and long-lasting banking relationship with both our new and existing customers.”
Multiple capital contributions have assisted this year with an increased lending activity to existing customers; and, enabling the Bank’s ability to engage in lending and marketing its services to many new businesses with larger borrowing requirements as well as those seeking “Advanced Cash Management” services. The Company currently intends to acquire the remaining Trust Preferred Securities in 2021 in exchange for shares of its common stock in the second quarter.
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