First Business Financial Services Inc. Reports Year End Earnings
MADISON, WI, – March 25, 2004 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. reported earnings of $1.97 per diluted share for the year ended December 31, 2003 as compared to $0.50 per diluted share in 2002, an increase of 294 percent. Net Income for 2003 was $4.1 million compared to $1.1 million for 2002.
Total assets for the company on December 31, 2003 were $518.8 million, an increase of 8.1 percent or $38.7 million. Return on average assets (ROA) and return on average equity (ROE) for the year ended December 31, 2003 were 0.83 percent and 17.07 percent, respectively. This compares to an ROA of 0.24 percent and an ROE of 4.34 percent in 2002.
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.