The Company reported net income of $282,000 for the three months ended December 31, 2012, compared to net income of $31,000 for the three months ended December 31, 2011.
Basic and diluted earnings per share were $0.05 for the three months ended December 31, 2012, compared with basic and diluted earnings per share of $0.01 for the three months ended December 31, 2011.
"Our First quarter for Fiscal Year 2013 produced solid earnings for the Company," stated John Fitzgerald, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Total assets increased over the previous quarter as a result of additional commercial loans that were booked in the quarter, resulting in a significant increase in earnings over the same period last year. We anticipate continued growth in our residential mortgage and commercial loan portfolios throughout the year which will further improve the Bank's earnings."
Mr. Fitzgerald added, "We also sold three properties held as Other Real Estate Owned during the quarter, continuing the momentum established in our previous quarter. We continue to see strong interest in the properties held as Other Real Estate Owned and expect this trend to continue throughout the year. In addition, despite the historically low interest rate environment, our Net Interest Margin increased 22 basis points on a year over year basis, reflecting our ability to further grow our core deposit base, particularly non-interest checking."
About Magyar Bancorp
Magyar Bancorp is the parent company of Magyar Bank, a community bank headquartered in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Magyar Bank has been serving families and businesses in Central New Jersey since 1922 with a complete line of financial products and services. Magyar operates branch locations in New Brunswick, North Brunswick, South Brunswick, Branchburg, Bridgewater, and Edison. Please visit us online at www.magbank.com.
Forward Looking Statements
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