Rocky Mount, North Carolina… Ted E. Whitehurst, President and CEO of PB Financial Corporation (OTCQX:PBNC), the holding company (the “Company”) for Providence Bank, reported net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2023, of $3,712,014 compared to $2,709,595 for the same period in 2022, an increase of 37.00%.
As of March 31, 2023, the Company reported total assets of $878.9 million compared to $743.9 million at March 31, 2022, an increase of 18.15%. Total deposits were $705.1 million and gross loans were $714.1 million at the end of the first quarter of 2023 compared to total deposits of $603.3 million and gross loans of $557.0 million at the end of the first quarter of 2022, increases of 16.88% and 28.21%, respectively.
Whitehurst commented, “I am very pleased to report that we are off to a good start in 2023 with strong earnings and balance sheet growth. We are honored that Providence Bank has been ranked in S&P Global Market Intelligence’s 2022 “Top 100 Community Banks with Less than $3 Billion in Assets,” out of 3,782 eligible banks in the analysis. The hard work and commitment of our employees to provide excellent service to our customers continues to drive our success. As we strive to further enhance shareholder value, we will remain focused on growth, customer satisfaction and efficiency.”
For the three-month period ended March 31, 2023, the Bank had basic earnings of $1.66 per share compared to $1.23 per share for the same period last year, an increase of 34.96%. As of March 31, 2023, book value per common share was $31.74 compared to $28.55 at March 31, 2022, an increase of 11.17%. On February 23, 2023, the Company paid its first quarter dividend of $0.40 per share for each share of common stock outstanding. It was our 45th consecutively increased quarterly cash dividend paid to shareholders.
Providence Bank is a state-chartered community bank headquartered at 450 N. Winstead Avenue in Rocky Mount, North Carolina with branches in Rocky Mount, Tarboro, Nashville, Wilson and Raleigh.
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