StockGuru Shines its Spotlight on FFW Corporation (OTCBB: FFWC) With 35% Increase in Year-over-Year Net Income — August 15, 2011

StockGuru Shines its Spotlight on FFW Corporation (OTCBB: FFWC) With 35% Increase in Year-over-Year Net Income — August 15, 2011

Dallas, Texas (August 15, 2011) – StockGuru Shines its Spotlight on FFW Corporation (the “Corporation”) (OTCBB: FFWC) parent corporation of Crossroads Bank,which announced earnings on Friday, August 12, 2011, for the quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.  The Company closed at $18.00 on August 12, 2011, trading in a fifty-two week range of $19.00 – 11.05.

For the twelve months ended June 30, 2011, the Corporation reported net income of $2,674,000, which is an increase of 35% over prior year net income of $1,980,000. Earnings per common share was $1.96 for the year ended June 30, 2011, which is 45% higher than the prior twelve month period earnings per common share of $1.35. The net interest margin for the twelve months ended June 30, 2011 was $9,868,000 compared to $9,909,000 for the twelve months ended June 30, 2010. The provision for loan losses was $1,445,000 for the twelve months ended June 30, 2011 and $1,830,000 for the twelve months ended June 30, 2010. Total noninterest income was $3,201,000 for the twelve months ended June 30, 2011 and $2,744,000 for the twelve months ended June 30, 2010. Noninterest expense was $7,990,000 for the twelve months ended June 30, 2011 and $8,371,000 for the twelve months ended June 30, 2010.

Roger K. Cromer, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “We are pleased with our performance for the year. We had solid loan demand during the last six months of the year. We will continue to focus our efforts on improving asset quality, controlling expenses and seeking new sources of revenue. We continue to have a solid deposit base, a very liquid balance sheet and adequate capital, so when the economy strengthens, we will be well positioned to participate in the growth.”

For the three months ended June 30, 2011, the Corporation reported net income of $737,000 or $0.55 per common share. This is compared to net income of $411,000 or $0.25 per common share for the three months ended June 30, 2010. The net interest margin for the three months ended June 30, 2011 was $2,592,000 compared to $2,435,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2010. The provision for loan losses increased from $210,000 for the period ended June 30, 2010 to $300,000 for the period ended June 30, 2011. Total noninterest income was $693,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2011 and $474,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2010. Noninterest expense was $1,992,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2011 and $2,214,000 for the three months ended June 30, 2010.

The three and twelve months ended June 30, 2011 represented a return on average common equity of 11.22% and 10.03%, respectively, compared to 5.51% and 7.14% for the three and twelve month periods ended June 30, 2010. The three and twelve months ended June 30, 2011 represented a return on average assets of 0.90% and 0.80%, respectively, compared to 0.48% and 0.59% for the three and twelve month periods ended June 30, 2010.

The allowance for loan losses as a percentage of gross loans receivable was 1.39% at June 30, 2011 and 1.57% at June 30, 2010. Nonperforming assets were $13,141,000 at June 30, 2011 and $8,695,000 at June 30, 2010.

As of June 30, 2011, FFWC’s equity-to-assets ratio was 9.23% compared to 8.64% at June 30, 2010. Total assets at June 30, 2011 were $323,018,000 compared to $333,564,000 at June 30, 2010. Shareholders’ equity was $29,830,000 at June 30, 2011 compared to $28,804,000 at June 30, 2010. Crossroads Bank exceeds all applicable regulatory requirements to be considered “well capitalized.”

Crossroads Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of FFW Corporation providing an extensive array of banking services and a wide range of investments and securities products through its main office in Wabash and four Indiana banking centers located in Columbia City, North Manchester, South Whitley, and Syracuse. The Bank provides leasing services at its banking centers and its Carmel, IN leasing and commercial loan office. Insurance products are offered through an affiliated company, Insurance 1 Services, Inc. The corporation’s stock is traded on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol “FFWC.OB.” Our website address is www.crossroadsbanking.com.

FFW Corporation
Selected Financial Information
Consolidated Balance Sheet
June 30 June 30
2011 2010
Unaudited
Assets
Cash and due from financial institutions $ 3,711,671 $ 3,229,138
Interest-earning deposits in other financial institutions 2,840,994 7,386,372
Cash and cash equivalents 6,552,665 10,615,510
Securities available for sale 71,219,096 76,716,794
Loans receivable, net of allowance for loan losses of $3,147,896 at June 30, 2011 and $3,582,476 at June 30, 2010 222,348,968 224,135,086
Loans held for sale 241,400 40,000
Federal Home Loan Bank stock, at cost 2,717,300 3,627,100
Accrued interest receivable 1,635,370 1,645,286
Premises and equipment, net 3,695,172 3,889,487
Mortgage servicing rights 444,950 375,052
Cash surrender value of life insurance 6,655,864 6,374,995
Goodwill 1,213,898 1,213,898
Deferred tax asset 1,653,133 1,893,647
Other assets 4,640,682 3,036,680
Total assets $ 323,018,498 $ 333,563,535
Liabilities and shareholders’ equity
Deposits
Noninterest-bearing deposits $ 17,954,304 $ 16,278,993
Interest-bearing deposits 257,509,026 262,550,500
Total deposits 275,463,330 278,829,493
Borrowings 16,062,945 24,699,557
Accrued expenses and other liabilities 1,662,503 1,230,602
Total liabilities 293,188,778 304,759,652
Shareholders’ equity
Preferred stock, $.01 par; $1,000 liquidation value per share; 500,000 shares authorized;
Series A, 5% Fixed Rate Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock – 7,289 shares outstanding June 30, 2011 and 2010, $7,334,000 liquidation preference 7,085,539 7,004,155
Series B, 9% Fixed Rate Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock – 364 shares outstanding June 30, 2011 and 2010, $368,000 liquidation preference 385,461 394,045
Common stock, $.01 par; 2,000,000 shares authorized;
issued: 1,836,328
outstanding: 1,121,884 shares – June 30, 2011 and 1,117,260 shares – June 30, 2010 18,363 18,363
Additional paid-in capital 9,435,162 9,440,356
Retained earnings 24,095,722 22,880,556
Accumulated other comprehensive income (223,833 ) 104,080
Treasury stock, at cost: 714,444 shares – June 30, 2011 and 719,068 shares – June 30, 2010 (10,966,694 ) (11,037,672 )
Total shareholders’ equity 29,829,720 28,803,883
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity $ 323,018,498 $ 333,563,535
FFW Corporation
Selected Financial Information
Consolidated Statement of Income
Three Months Ended
June 30
Twelve Months Ended
June 30
2011 2010 2011 2010
Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited
Interest and dividend income:
Loans, including fees $ 3,056,603 $ 3,250,464 $ 12,217,074 $ 13,725,393
Taxable securities 610,803 638,978 2,459,676 2,568,076
Tax exempt securities 143,485 164,819 601,087 682,099
Other 3,685 5,684 30,688 24,976
Total interest and dividend income 3,814,576 4,059,945 15,308,525 17,000,544
Interest expense:
Deposits 1,088,143 1,344,447 4,657,152 5,548,022
Borrowings 134,197 280,145 783,724 1,543,180
Total interest expense 1,222,340 1,624,592 5,440,876 7,091,202
Net interest income 2,592,236 2,435,353 9,867,649 9,909,342
Provision for loan losses 300,000 210,000 1,445,000 1,830,000
Net interest income after provision for loan losses 2,292,236 2,225,353 8,422,649 8,079,342
Noninterest income:
Net gains on sales of securities 142,850 (39,543 ) 400,589 429,360
Net gains on sales of loans 26,464 79,208 480,642 284,566
Net gains (losses) on fixed assets 6,500 5,001 6,500
Other than temporary impairment on securities (100,000 ) (250,000 )
Commission income 155,821 163,539 637,247 584,273
Service charges and fees 276,003 229,973 1,318,363 1,135,202
Earnings on life insurance 70,243 71,082 280,870 280,674
Other 21,326 62,926 78,761 273,839
Total noninterest income 692,707 473,685 3,201,473 2,744,414
Noninterest expense:
Salaries and benefits 980,910 949,830 3,961,729 3,992,732
Occupancy and equipment 238,359 263,675 981,005 966,723
Professional 106,696 102,720 398,358 393,970
Marketing 35,511 36,578 151,468 135,711
Deposit insurance premium 134,201 118,244 513,024 469,235
Regulatory assessment 25,899 25,545 102,680 99,687
Correspondent bank charges 26,136 19,661 86,942 77,645
Data processing 102,368 385,215 426,295 828,431
Printing, postage and supplies 63,032 56,138 231,767 245,245
Expense on life insurance 14,902 16,694 41,018 66,775
Contribution expense 17,546 12,882 72,563 51,981
Other 246,869 226,604 1,023,592 1,042,603
Total noninterest expense 1,992,429 2,213,786 7,990,441 8,370,738
Income before income taxes 992,514 485,252 3,633,681 2,453,018
Income tax expense 255,730 73,902 959,845 473,115
Net income $ 736,784 $ 411,350 $ 2,673,836 $ 1,979,903
Preferred stock dividends and discount accretion, net 117,504 117,503 470,016 470,010
Net income attributable to common shareholders $ 619,280 $ 293,847 $ 2,203,820 $ 1,509,893
FFW Corporation
Selected Financial Information
Three Months Ended
June 30
Twelve Months Ended
June 30
2011 2010 2011 2010
Unaudited Unaudited Unaudited
Per common share data:
Earnings $ 0.55 $ 0.25 $ 1.96 $ 1.35
Diluted earnings $ 0.55 $ 0.25 $ 1.96 $ 1.35
Dividends paid $ 0.22 $ 0.22 $ 0.88 $ 0.88
Average shares issued and outstanding 1,121,884 1,117,260 1,122,694 1,114,397
Shares outstanding end of period 1,121,884 1,117,260 1,121,884 1,117,260
Supplemental data:
Net interest margin ** 3.22 % 3.04 % 3.15 % 3.10 %
Return on average assets *** 0.90 % 0.48 % 0.80 % 0.59 %
Return on average common equity *** 11.22 % 5.51 % 10.03 % 7.14 %
June 30 June 30
2011 2010
Nonperforming assets * $ 13,140,830 $ 8,694,798
Repossessed assets $ 2,502,944 $ 1,230,635
* Includes non-accruing loans, accruing loans delinquent more than 90 days and repossessed assets
** Yields reflected have not been computed on a tax equivalent basis
*** Annualized

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