Bancorp 34, Inc. (OTCQB:BCTF)
ALAMOGORDO, NEW MEXICO, UNITED STATES, July 14, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Bancorp 34, Inc. (OTCQB: BCTF), the parent company for Bank 34, reports second quarter performance, announces stock buyback program and quarterly dividend.
Bancorp 34, Inc. reported net income and diluted EPS for the quarter ended June 30, 2021 of $1.1 million and $0.35, respectively, compared with $0.5 million and $0.17 for the same period in 2020. The company reported consolidated total assets of $489.0 million, up from $442.0 million as of December 31, 2020.
Commenting on the quarter Jim Crotty, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bancorp 34, stated “Our team combined another strong earnings quarter with the successful completion of our oversubscribed subordinated debt offering. Our last COVID-19 related loan deferral ended during the quarter, showing the strength of the improving marketplace. Our credit quality metrics remain strong and our lending and deposit teams continue to grow and strengthen our loyal customer base.”
The Company’s Board of Directors approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per share of common stock, payable on August 27, 2021 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 13, 2021.
The Company successfully completed its fourth stock repurchase program in the quarter, repurchasing 151,034 shares of common stock. The Board of Directors approved a fifth repurchase program for more than 10% of the Company’s outstanding common stock.
ABOUT BANCORP 34, INC. – Bank 34 has four full-service community bank branches, one each in Otero and Dona Ana Counties in the cities of Alamogordo and Las Cruces in southern New Mexico and two in Maricopa County, Arizona in the cities of Scottsdale and Peoria. At June 30, 2021, the Company had consolidated assets of $489.0 million.
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