FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 14, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OmniAmerican Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:OABC) (the "Company"), the holding company for OmniAmerican Bank, today reported earnings for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2010. Information at and for the three months and year ended December 31, 2010 is unaudited. Fourth quarter results include net income of $316,000, and basic and diluted earnings per share of $0.03 per share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2010. This compares to net income of $98,000 for the same period in 2009, and represents an increase of 222.4%. Annualized returns on average stockholders' equity and average assets for the current quarter were 0.63% and 0.11%, respectively, compared to 0.42% and 0.04% for the fourth quarter of 2009. The Company also reported annual earnings of $1.7 million, an increase of 153.0% over 2009 earnings of $655,000. Basic and fully diluted earnings per share were $0.14 for the year ended December 31, 2010. Returns on average stockholders' equity and average assets were 0.86% and 0.15%, respectively, for 2010 compared to 0.72% and 0.06% for 2009. OmniAmerican Bank completed its mutual to stock conversion on January 20, 2010. Therefore, no per share comparison information has been provided for the quarter or year ended December 31, 2009. Financial Condition as of December 31, 2010 Compared with December 31, 2009 Total assets decreased $25.5 million, or 2.2%, to $1.11 billion at December 31, 2010 from $1.13 billion at December 31, 2009. The decrease reflects decreases in cash and cash equivalents of $115.5 million and loans, net of the allowance for loan losses and deferred fees and discounts, of $37.7 million, partially offset by increases in securities classified as available for sale of $107.4 million and bank-owned life insurance of $20.1 million. Cash and cash equivalents decreased $115.5 million, or 82.4%, to $24.6 million at December 31, 2010 from $140.1 million at December 31, 2009. The decrease is due primarily to $243.5 million in cash used to purchase securities available for sale, $240.3 million used to originate and purchase loans, $25.4 million used to repay Federal Home Loan Bank advances, and $20.0 million in cash used to purchase bank-owned life insurance, partially offset by increases due to $210.6 million in cash received from loan principal repayments, $130.3 million received from proceeds from sales, principal repayments and maturities of securities, and $58.2 million of proceeds from the sales of loans during the year ended December 31, 2010.