First Business Financial Services Inc. Announces Quarterly Results
MADISON, WI, – Nov. 22, 2005 (MARKET WIRE) – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: FBIZ) announced today net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2005 of $916 thousand, or $0.37 per diluted share, compared with net income of $717 thousand, or $0.29 per diluted share, for the same quarter in 2004.
The growth in net income and diluted earnings per share represented an increase of 28% over the comparable period last year. For the nine months ended September 30, 2005, the Company reported net income of $3.7 million, or $1.49 per diluted share, compared with net income of $3.1 million, or $1.37 per diluted share, for the comparable period last year.
The Company’s total assets ended the third quarter of 2005 at $628.9 million, an annualized increase of 15.6% over the $563.0 million in total assets recorded at December 31, 2004. Net loans and leases at September 30, 2005 were $501.5 million, up an annualized 9.0% over the $469.8 million in net loans at
December 31, 2005.
About First Business
First Business Financial Services is a Wisconsin-based bank holding company, focused on the unique needs of businesses, business executives and high net worth individuals. First Business offers commercial banking, specialty finance and private wealth management solutions, and because of its niche focus, is able to provide its clients with unmatched expertise, accessibility and responsiveness. For additional information, visit www.firstbusiness.com.