Enterprise Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) (NASDAQ: EBTC), parent of Enterprise Bank, announced net income of $2.7 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2010, compared to $2.3 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2009, an increase of 20%. Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2010 amounted to $8.2 million compared to $5.2 million for the comparable 2009 period, an increase of 59%. Diluted earnings per share were $0.30 and $0.89 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2010 compared to $0.28 and $0.63 for each of the same periods in 2009, increases of 7% and 41% respectively.
The increase in net income is primarily attributed to growth in loans, deposits and investment assets under management from the 2009 levels, and an increase in net interest margin. Results for the 2009 year-to-date period were also negatively impacted by the FDIC special assessment and impairment charges on investment securities.
As previously announced on October 19, 2010, the Company declared a quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share to be paid on December 1, 2010, to shareholders of record as of November 10, 2010. The quarterly dividend represents a 5.3% increase over the 2009 dividend rate.
Chief Executive Officer Jack Clancy commented, “We are pleased to report strong financial results. Deposits, excluding brokered deposits, have grown 17% on an annualized basis since December 31, 2009. During a period when many banks have experienced declining loan portfolios, our loan balances have grown 4% on an annualized basis since December 31, 2009.”
Mr. Clancy further stated, “Our focus will remain on quality lending growth, as well as deposit and market share growth through continued strategic expansion, as we seize market opportunities that are being presented to strong community banks. We remain committed to making investments in our branch network, technology, and most importantly in our people, to take advantage of market opportunities while positioning the Bank for long-term growth. We anticipate opening our third Southern New Hampshire location in Hudson within the next three to four months.”