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United Security Bancshares Inc. Reports Operating Results (10-K)

March 15, 2011 | About:

United Security Bancshares Inc. (USBI) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2010-12-31.

United Security Bancshares Inc. has a market cap of $50.1 million; its shares were traded at around $8.33 with and P/S ratio of 0.9. The dividend yield of United Security Bancshares Inc. stocks is 1.9%.

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Subsidiary banks of a bank holding company are subject to certain restrictions on extensions of credit to the bank holding company, to any of its non-bank subsidiaries or to other companies considered to be affiliates of the Bank for purposes of these restrictions; investments in the stock or other securities thereof; and the acceptance of such stocks or securities as collateral for loans to any borrower. Among other requirements, transactions between a bank and its affiliates must be on an arms-length basis and are subject to a quantitative limit of 10% of the banks capital stock and surplus for transactions with a single affiliate, and, in the case of transactions with all affiliates, the aggregate amount may not exceed 20% of the banks capital stock and surplus.

The federal banking agencies have broad powers under current federal law to take prompt corrective action to resolve problems of insured depository institutions. The extent of these powers depends upon whether the institutions in question are well-capitalized, adequately-capitalized, undercapitalized, significantly-undercapitalized or critically-undercapitalized, as such terms are defined under regulations issued by each of the federal banking agencies. In general, the agencies measure capital adequacy within a framework that makes capital requirements sensitive to the risk profiles of individual banking companies. The guidelines define capital as either Tier 1 (primarily common shareholders equity) or Tier 2 (certain debt instruments and a portion of the allowance for loan losses). The Company and the Bank are subject to a minimum Tier 1 capital ratio (Tier 1 capital to risk-weighted assets) of 4%, a total capital ratio (Tier 1 plus Tier 2 to risk-weighted assets) of 8% and a Tier 1 leverage ratio (Tier 1 to average quarterly assets) of 3%. To be considered a well-capitalized institution under the regulations, the Tier 1 capital ratio, the total capital ratio and the Tier 1 leverage ratio must equal or exceed 6%, 10% and 5%, respectively.

In December of 2008, the FDIC adopted a restoration plan designed to replenish the Deposit Insurance Fund over a period of five years and to increase the deposit insurance reserve ratio, which had decreased to 1.01% of insured deposits on June 30, 2008, to the statutory minimum of 1.15% of insured deposits by December 31, 2013. In order to implement the restoration plan, the FDIC changed both its risk-based assessment system and its base assessment rates. For the first quarter of 2009 only, the FDIC increased all FDIC deposit assessment rates by 7 basis points. These new rates ranged from between 12 and 14 basis points for Risk Category I institutions to 50 basis points for Risk Category IV institutions.

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