GREENVILLE, S.C., July 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- GrandSouth Bancorporation (OTC: GRRB), parent company for GrandSouth Bank (GrandSouth), announced earnings of $1.66 million or $.46 per common share, diluted, for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 – an increase of 61% from earnings for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014 of $1.03 million or $.30 per common share, diluted. Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2105 equaled $3.45 million or $.97 per common share, diluted – an increase of 65% from earnings for the six month period ended June 30, 2014 of $2.10 million or $.60 per common share, diluted. Annualized returns on average assets and annualized return on average common equity for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 were 1.67% and 19.1%, respectively, compared with the quarter ended June 30, 2014 returns on average assets and average equity of 1.04% and 13.7%, respectively. Returns on average assets and average equity for the six months ended June 30, 2015 were 1.75% and 20.3%, respectively, compared with the six months ended June 30, 2014 returns on average assets and average equity of 1.06% and 14.2%, respectively.
"The first half of 2015 exhibited strong growth and a significant improvement in earnings when compared with earlier periods", stated Mason Y. Garrett, Chairman and CEO of GrandSouth. Garrett continued, "The combination of lower credit and funding costs and higher earning assets are producing favorable results. The high level of earnings has enabled our Board of Directors to declare a cash dividend of $.08 per common share ($.084 per Series A Preferred Shares) for holders of record as of August 7, 2015 and payable August 21, 2015. This dividend is an increase of 60% over the prior quarter's payout of $.05 per common share.
GrandSouth Bank was chartered and opened for business in 1998 and operates three offices located in Greenville, Fountain Inn and Anderson with a new office under construction and expected to be open in Greer in late 2015. The company's website is www.grandsouth.com and GrandSouth Bancorporation currently trades its common stock on the OTC market under the symbol "GRRB".
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SOURCE GrandSouth Bancorporation