SAVANNAH, Ga., Jan. 28, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Savannah Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:SAVB) reported a net loss for the fourth quarter 2010 of $1,876,000 compared to net income of $762,000 in the fourth quarter 2009. Net loss per diluted share was 26 cents in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared to net income per diluted share of 13 cents in 2009. Net loss for 2010 was $3,989,000 compared to net income of $929,000 in 2009. Net loss per diluted share was 60 cents in 2010 compared to net income per diluted share of 16 cents in 2009. The decline in 2010 earnings results primarily from a higher provision for loan losses, lower gain on sale of securities and gain on hedges, partially offset by higher net interest income. Pretax earnings before the provision for loan losses and gain/loss on sale of securities and foreclosed assets were $15,765,000 in 2010 versus $14,596,000 in 2009. Core earnings were $4,448,000 in the fourth quarter 2010 compared to $3,835,000 in 2009.
Savannah Bancorp Reports Fourth Quarter And Annual Results
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