The Company's return on average common stockholders' equity was 8.04% in 2010 versus (14.71%) in 2009.
The Company has $20 million in outstanding trust preferred securities that qualify as Tier I capital. During 2010, the weighted average cost of the Company's trust preferred securities was 3.54% versus 4.12% a year ago.
The Bank's Tier I leverage, Tier I risk-weighted and total risk-weighted capital ratios were 9.50%, 12.23% and 13.49%, respectively, at December 31, 2010. Each of these ratios exceeds the regulatory guidelines for a "well capitalized" institution, the highest regulatory capital category.
The Company's capital ratios exceeded all regulatory requirements at December 31, 2010. The Company's tangible common equity to tangible assets ratio (non-GAAP financial measure) was 7.39% at December 31, 2010 versus 6.93% at December 31, 2009 and 7.11% at September 30, 2010.
The Company did not repurchase any of its common stock during 2010. Under the Board of Directors' existing authorization, up to 512,348 shares may be repurchased from time to time as conditions warrant. The Company does not presently anticipate repurchasing any of its shares in the immediate future.
State Bancorp, Inc. is the holding company for State Bank of Long Island. In addition to its seventeen branches located in Nassau, Suffolk, Queens and Manhattan, the Bank maintains its corporate headquarters in Jericho. The Bank has built a reputation for providing high-quality personal service to meet the needs of our diverse customer base which includes commercial real estate owners and developers, small to middle market businesses, professional service firms, municipalities and consumers. The Bank maintains a web site at
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This press release includes a non-GAAP financial measure of our tangible common equity. A non-GAAP financial measure is a numerical measure of historical or future financial performance, financial position or cash flows that excludes or includes amounts that are required to be disclosed by generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (GAAP). The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide both management and investors a more complete understanding of the underlying operational results and trends and the Company's marketplace performance. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the numbers prepared in accordance with GAAP.