Broadway Financial Corporation (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: BYFC), parent company of Broadway Federal Bank, f.s.b. (the “Bank”), today reported a net loss of ($7.5) million, or ($4.47) per diluted common share, for the third quarter of 2011, compared to net loss of ($156) thousand, or ($0.25) per diluted common share, for the third quarter of 2010. The increase in net loss primarily reflected higher provision for loan losses, higher income tax provision expense, higher provision for losses on real estate owned (“REO”), and to a lesser extent, lower net interest income and non-interest income.
For the nine months ended September 30, 2011, the Company reported a net loss of ($9.4) million, or ($5.86) per diluted common share compared to net earnings of $1.7 million, or $0.47 per diluted common share for the same period in 2010.
Chief Executive Officer Paul C. Hudson stated, “For the first nine months of this year, we have fully reserved for our two largest classified assets, aggressively marked to market non-performing loans, charged off any loans with little chance of collection, and taken the expense associated with an increase in the valuation allowance related to the utilization of our deferred tax assets, while managing assets and liabilities to maintain Core and Tangible Capital ratios above 8.0% and Total Risk Based Capital above 12.0%.”
Third Quarter 2011 Earnings SummaryFor the quarter ended September 30, 2011, our net interest income before provision for loan losses was $4.3 million, which represented a decrease of $786 thousand, or 15%, from the third quarter of 2010. The decrease in net interest income was primarily attributable to a $4.1 million decrease in average net interest-earning assets, as our average interest-earning assets decreased $91.0 million and our average interest-bearing liabilities decreased $86.9 million. The decline in interest-earning assets reflects our strategy, which we have been implementing since the second quarter of 2010 to maintain our capital ratios above the required regulatory thresholds and strengthen our liquidity and deposit base, in part by reducing both potential problem loans and non-performing assets.