SOURCE: Shearson Home Loans

April 19, 2007 12:56 ET

Shearson Financial Network, Inc. Moves to Expand Its Warehouse Banking Capacity

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 19, 2007 -- Shearson Financial Network, Inc. (OTCBB: SFNN) (www.sfnncorp.com) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Shearson Home Loans (www.shearsonhomeloans.com), has applied to expand its warehouse banking capacity by $20 million. Amid growing originations at the Company, additional mortgage warehouse lines of credit are needed to meet the demand for banked products. The Company currently has in excess of $20 million in warehouse banking credit lines.

"Our Company is experiencing strong growth due to an aggressive recruitment program following a first quarter that saw many of the industry originators depart the business. We are facilitating a home for many of the displaced loan officers and wholesale account personnel within Shearson and welcome their business," stated Michael Barron, CEO and Chairman of Shearson Financial Network, the Company's parent. "The additional credit facility is part of our plan to expand the loan volume we bank through our loan center."

Shearson Financial Network, Inc. reported net income of $2.8 million for the year ending December 31, 2006 and the company's operating unit, Shearson Home Loans, contributed $1.6 million to earnings. The value of Assets held by SFNN increased to $30.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2006 from $4.4 million in 2005, an increase of 590%. Net worth increased to $6.4 million from $(7.8) million during the same period, representing an increase of $14.2 million. Revenue from the originations of loans increased 25% or $1.7 million to $8.5 million Earnings per share for the year ended December 31, 2006 was $0.02 as compared to a loss per share of $0.50 from the year ended December 31, 2005.

About Shearson Financial Network, Inc.

The company is a consolidator of independent mortgage brokerages. Shearson operates 17,538 sq. ft. of branch office space licensed in 33 states. The company currently is seeking new branches for its growing network. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.shearsonfinancialnetwork.com. www.sfnncorp.com or www.shearsonhomeloans.com

Statements in this press release other than statements of historical fact, including statements regarding the company's plans, beliefs, and estimates as to projected results and market size are "forward-looking statements." Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, including factors listed from time to time in the company's SEC filings, and actual results could differ materially. These forward-looking statements represent the company's judgment as of the date of this release. The company disclaims, however, any intent of obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Shearson Financial Network
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    Michael Barron
    702-868-7922