LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Preferred Bank (Nasdaq:PFBC), an independent commercial bank focusing on the Chinese-American and diversified Southern California mainstream market, today reported results for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. Preferred Bank ("the Bank") reported net income of $2.8 million or $0.21 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2012. This compares to net income of $6.0 million or $0.46 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2011 and compares to a net loss of $5.6 million or $0.43 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2012. Net income for the third quarter of 2011 was aided by the $4.5 million partial reversal of the Bank's valuation allowance on its deferred tax asset ("DTA"). The loss for the second quarter of 2012 was mainly due to a provision for loan losses of $14.5 million which was the result of two loan relationships which were significantly written down in that quarter.
- Highlights from the third quarter of 2012 include:
- Loan growth of $66.5 million or 6.6%
- Deposits continue to grow; an increase of $56.0 million most of which was DDA
- Continued decline in NPA's