Community West Bank profits fall 19.8 percent
Goleta-based Community West Bancshares, the holding company for Community West Bank, reported that earnings per diluted share fell to $0.18 for the second quarter while net interest income rose to $6.3 million.
Bancshares stock closed up 4.6 percent at $6.80 on July 24, when the news was released.
Second quarter net interest income rose 6.6 percent from the same period a year ago. Earnings per diluted share fell 21.7 percent.
Net income fell 19.8 percent to $1.7 million compared to a year prior. Total assets as of June 30, 2014 increased 4 percent to $557.7 million.
“Community West’s second quarter success was fueled by ongoing improvements in credit quality coupled with solid loan and deposit growth,” said President and CEO Martin E. Plourd in a statement.
Deposits increased 8.6 percent to $472 million. Net loans for the quarter increased 8 percent to $484.1 million compared to a year earlier.
Commercial loans increased 62 percent to $69 million. Commercial real estate loans rose 15 percent to $159 million. Manufacturing housing loans remained steady while Small Business Administration loans fell 15 percent to $67 million.[wikichart align=”right” ticker=”NASDAQ:CWBC” showannotations=”true” livequote=”true” startdate=”25-01-2014″ enddate=”25-07-2014″ width=”580″ height=”300″]