Cornerstone Bancshares, Inc. (OTCBB: CSBQ; CSBQP), parent company of Cornerstone Community Bank, on Thursday reported net income of $412,000 for the first quarter of 2014. This marks the thirteenth consecutive quarter of positive earnings for Cornerstone.
The report includes:
· 7.5 percent increase in loans
9 percent reduction in non-accruing loans
· 1.4 percent increase in deposits
· 40.6 percent reduction in foreclosed assets
· 11.8 percent increase in market value per common share
“We continue to make great strides in strengthening the Bank and its solid earnings footprint,” said Cornerstone’s President and CEO Frank Hughes. “With a significant reduction in OREO, combined with strong growth in loans and deposits, Cornerstone can focus on our core competency of serving our local market and being Chattanooga’s premier community bank.”
Cornerstone is a single-bank holding company, with approximately $430 million in assets, serving the Chattanooga, Tennessee MSA, with five branches throughout Chattanooga and one loan production office in Dalton, Ga. Locally owned and locally operated, Cornerstone specializes in providing a comprehensive range of customized financial solutions for businesses and individuals, officials said.