BIRMINGHAM, Ala.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SouthPoint Bancshares, Inc. (SOUB), the parent company of SouthPoint Bank, announced a net income of $7,389,468, or $3.68 per share, for the year ended December 31, 2020, as compared to a net income of $4,917,759, or $2.46 per share, for the year ended December 31, 2019.
“SouthPoint Bank, like all of us, had an unusual year in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We ultimately had an outstanding year both in total profits and the amount of businesses and people that we assisted in managing the crisis,” said Steve Smith, Chairman, President and CEO.
Earnings per share were up 50 percent, while pre-tax income was up 80 percent over 2019.
Low interest rates during the year boosted home mortgage production, particularly for refinances. The mortgage division increased net income from $1,348,000 to $5,264,000 from 2019 to 2020, an increase of 290 percent.
“This well-demonstrated business balance between a negative effect of low interest rates on our fundamental margin business and the increase of mortgage business is the main reason we added the home mortgage division secondary-sell line of business years ago,” said Smith.
During the first round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), SouthPoint Bank completed 650 loans out of 650 applications for a total of $73,000,000 in loans.
“I will always look back on our bank’s service to our community as a great source of pride in the team we have built,” said Smith. “SouthPoint Bank was able to accomplish what many big banks could not.”
From 2019 to 2020, the bank grew 38.1 percent from $410.1 million to $566.4 million. The bank opened its fifth full-service branch in the Liberty Park neighborhood of Vestavia Hills, AL. The home mortgage division opened a new branch in Anniston, AL.
“Overall, we had a great year of financial performance, with record profits and a grand contribution to the communities where we operate and live,” said Smith.
The 2020 unaudited shareholder report can be found on SouthPoint Bank’s website at www.southpoint.bank/investors.
About SouthPoint Bancshares, Inc:
SouthPoint Bancshares, Inc. is the parent company of SouthPoint Bank. SouthPoint was founded in 2005 in Birmingham, Alabama to create a local community bank dedicated to superior customer service for its customers. The bank has assets of approximately $566 million and has five bank branches in Birmingham, Gardendale, Trussville, Vestavia Hills and Wilsonville. The bank also operates a full-service mortgage division with seven branches throughout the state of Alabama.
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