First Bancshares (FBSI) in Mountain Grove, Mo., said that fewer troubled loans helped it turn a profit in the fiscal fourth quarter that ended June 30.

The $193 million-asset company said Friday that it earned $100,000 in the quarter, compared to a loss of $1.9 million a year earlier. The company had no loan-loss provision in the fiscal fourth quarter, compared to a $466,000 provision a year earlier.

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