SAVANNAH, Ga., Oct. 29, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Savannah Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:SAVB) reported a net loss for the third quarter 2010 of $1,563,000 compared to net income $346,000 in the third quarter of 2009. Net loss per diluted share was 22 cents in the third quarter of 2010 compared to net income per diluted share of 6 cents in 2009. The quarter over quarter decline in earnings results primarily from a higher provision for loan losses and higher loss on sale of foreclosed assets. Pretax earnings before the provision for loan losses and gain/loss on sale of securities and foreclosed assets were $3,321,000 in the third quarter 2010 compared to $3,607,000 in 2009. Other growth and performance ratios are included in the attached financial highlights.
Savannah Bancorp Reports Third Quarter Results
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