Bankwell Financial Group Reports Record Loan Growth for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022; Declares F
Bankwell Financial Group, Inc. BWFG reported GAAP net income of $8.0 million, or $1.04 per share for the fourth quarter of 2022, versus $7.8 million, or $0.99 per share, for the same period in 2021. For the year ended 2022, net income totaled $37.4 million, or $4.79 per share, versus $26.6 million, or $3.36 per share, for the same period in 2021.
The Company's Board of Directors declared a $0.20 per share cash dividend, payable February 23, 2023 to shareholders of record on February 13, 2023.
We recommend reading this earnings release in conjunction with the Fourth Quarter 2022 Investor Presentation, located at http://investor.mybankwell.com/Presentations and included as an exhibit to our January 25, 2023 Current Report on Form 8-K.
Notes Bankwell Financial Group President and CEO, Christopher R. Gruseke:
"I commend my colleagues at Bankwell for truly exceptional performance in 2022. Our Company posted record results, generating a 16.7% Return on Average Equity and a 1.44% Return on Average Assets. Loan balances grew by over 40%, and we continue to diversify our lending book and bring new commercial relationships to the Bank.
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