Broadway Financial Corp. (BYFC) stock prices were down by a concerning 16.3234% shortly after market trading commenced on June 17th, 2021, bringing the price per share down to USD$2.8199 early on in the trading day.
Merger with CFBanc Financial
The company completed its merger with CFBanc Financial Corp., with Broadway Financial Corp. continuing on as the sole surviving entity. Immediately after the execution of the merger, Broadway Bank merged with and into City First Bank of D.C., with the latter surviving as a surviving entity which concurrently changed its name to City First Bank, National Association.
Subsequent to the merger, the company completed the sale of 18,474,000 shares of its common stock in private placements with both institutional and accredited investors. The private placements saw the generation of USD$32.9 million in gross proceeds. The combination of the merger and the completion of the private placement has seen a significant increase in the company’s total equity capitalization and growth potential, as well as facilitating increased lending to communities that report low-to-moderate incomes.
Consolidated Net Loss
The first quarter of the fiscal year 2021 saw the company report a consolidated net loss of USD$3.5 million, representing a consolidated net loss of USD$0.13 per share. This significant year-over-year increase in net loss is primarily driven by merger related expenses amounting to USD$5.4 million. Of this total, USD$3.4 million were severance and other compensation costs, USD$1.8 million were professional service expenses, and USD$213,000 in costs arising from insurance deals.
As of March 31st, 2021, BYFC reported total assets in the amount of USD$479.6 million, a USD$3.8 million decrease from the USD$483.4 million reported as of December 31st, 2020. This year-over-year difference is largely attributable to decreases in cash and cash equivalents, amounting to USD$8 million, and investment securities available-for-sale of USD$675,000. These developments were offset by increases in loans receivable held for investment of USD$2.4 million, deferred tax assets of USD$1.5 million, and USD$1.2 million of other assets.
Future Outlook for BYFC
Armed with a solid liquidity position, BYFC is poised to return to its trajectory of success. The company is keen to reverse recent downwards trends in its equity value with the effective allocation of resources. Current and potential investors are hopeful that management will continue to leverage the resources at their disposal to facilitate significant and sustained increases in shareholder value.