Bank of South Carolina Corporation Announces First Quarter Earnings

CHARLESTON, S.C., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bank of South Carolina Corporation, (Nasdaq: BKSC) announced earnings of $955,798  or $.21 per share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 – a  decrease of 4.31% from earnings for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013 of $998,805 or $.22 per share. Returns on average assets and average equity for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 were 1.15% and 10.92%, respectively, compared with the quarter ended March 31, 2013 returns on average assets and average equity of 1.26% and 11.72%, respectively.

Fleetwood S. Hassell, President of the Bank of South Carolina, stated, "We are pleased that first quarter earnings were ahead of our profit plan. Although mortgage originations have fallen off as expected, loan demand has improved and control of our non-interest expenses remains strong. As we continue to build the bank one account at a time, we are reminded that this organization has been built for the long term and cares for and knows its customers and the market we serve. We look forward to continuing the year with the construction of our North Charleston location beginning sometime in the summer."

The Bank of South Carolina, a De Novo Charter, which opened in 1987 at 256 Meeting Street, has offices in Summerville, Mt. Pleasant, and the West Ashley community.  Our website is  Bank of South Carolina Corporation currently trades its common stock on the NASDAQ stock market under the symbol "BKSC". 


Bank of South Carolina

Corporation (BKSC)

Report of Earnings


March 31,


March 31,


Shares Outstanding 

BKSC Common Stock              



Book Value Per Share                

$          7.91

$               7.70

Total Assets               

$  336,618,121

$  328,647,570

3 Months 


Net Income                   

$         955,798

$         998,805

Basic Earnings Per Share                   



Diluted Earnings Per Share                



Weighted Average Shares 

Outstanding Basic                           



Weighted Average Shares 

Outstanding Diluted                   







SOURCE Bank of South Carolina Corporation


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