BANKFIRST CAPITAL CORPORATION Reports Record Fourth Quarter 2019 Earnings of $3.4 Million
COLUMBUS, MS, January 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- BankFirst Capital Corporation (OTCQX: BFCC) (the "Company") reported record net income of $3.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2019, an increase of 41% over net income of $2.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2018. Basic and diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2019 and 2018 were $0.77 and $0.62, respectively. Net income was $11.8 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2019, an increase of $2.0 million, or 20.5%, as compared to net income of $9.8 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2018. Basic and diluted earnings per share for the twelve months ended December 31, 2019 and 2018 were $2.72 and $2.52, respectively.
Total assets were $1.3 billion at December 31, 2019, as compared to $975 million at December 31, 2018, an increase of 31%. Net loans outstanding at December 31, 2019 totaled $895.0 million, as compared to net loans outstanding at December 31, 2018 of $758.5 million, an increase of 18%. Asset quality remained solid with non-performing assets to total assets at 0.82% as of December 31, 2019, down from 1.13% as of December 31, 2018.
Non-interest-bearing deposits increased to $246.9 million as of December 31, 2019, a 59% increase from December 31, 2018. Non-interest-bearing deposits represented 22% of total deposits at December 31, 2019. Total deposits as of December 31, 2019 were $1.1 billion, an increase of $281.1 million from December 31, 2018.
As of December 31, 2019, the Company's tangible book value per share was $20.30. According to OTCQX, there were 77 trades during the fourth quarter of 2019 for a total of 21,321 shares for a total price of $511,003. The closing share price on December 31, 2019 was $23.85. Based on this closing share price, the Company's market cap was $107.0 million as of December 31, 2019.
Moak Griffin, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and BankFirst Financial Services, the Company's wholly-owned subsidiary bank, stated, "The fourth quarter produced another record earnings quarter for BankFirst and reflects the earnings ability of the company nine months post-close of the acquisition of FNB Bancshares of Central Alabama, Inc. Moving into 2020, we will continue to execute on potential cost saves and efficiencies related to the
acquisition. Within our Alabama markets, our legacy bankers and new bankers have shown great leadership in the merging of the two banks, and we believe this will lead to continued growth opportunities in these markets."
About BankFirst Capital Corporation
BankFirst Financial Services, the subsidiary bank of BankFirst Capital Corporation, is a $1.3 billion financial institution that is locally owned, controlled, and operated. The Bank is headquartered in Columbus, Mississippi, with additional offices in Flowood, Hickory, Lake, Louin, Macon, Madison, Newton, Jackson, Starkville and West Point, Mississippi and Aliceville, Carrollton, Gordo, Northport, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The Bank also operates one mortgage production office in Oxford, Mississippi. BankFirst Financial Services offers a wide variety of services for businesses and consumers, including internet banking, no-fee ATM access, checking, CD, and money market accounts, mortgage loans, remote deposit capture, and more. For more information, visit www.bankfirstfs.com.
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