1st Source Corporation Announces Record Earnings For Year, Increased Dividend Declared
1st Source Corporation (Nasdaq:SRCE), parent company of 1st Source Bank, today announced fourth quarter net income of $12.57 million, up 101.94% compared to $6.22 million in the fourth quarter of 2009. For the year of 2010, net income was $41.24 million, an increase of 61.80% over the $25.49 million reported in 2009. The annual net income sets a record as the highest in corporate history.
Diluted net income per common share for the fourth quarter was $0.25, up 31.58% compared to $0.19 per common share reported in the fourth quarter of the previous year. Diluted net income per common share for the year was $1.21, an increase of 53.16% over the $0.79 per common share a year earlier. Diluted net income per common share for the fourth quarter and for the year was negatively impacted by the preferred stock dividends and the accretion of discount on the preferred stock issued to the US Treasury under the TARP program in January 2009 and repurchased in December 2010. Adjusting for these, the diluted net income would have been $0.52 per common share for the fourth quarter of 2010, and $1.70 per common share for the year.
At the January 2011 meeting, the Board of Directors approved a cash dividend of $0.16 per common share, up 6.67% over the dividend declared in the same period a year earlier. The cash dividend is payable on February 15, 2011 to shareholders of record on February 4, 2011.
Christopher J. Murphy, III, Chairman of 1st Source, commented, "I could not be more pleased with our $12.6 million net income for the quarter and $41.2 million for the year, an annual net income record for 1st Source Corporation.""The quarter was exceptionally busy. We repaid the $111 million Capital Purchase Program investment to the US Treasury with no conditions attached. Many others who paid back TARP funds were required to raise additional capital in the market which in most cases was dilutive to their present shareholders. We did not have to do that, attesting to the strength of the company and the Bank. We are pleased the economy has improved to the point where this extra insurance is no longer needed, and we continue to maintain strong capital and reserve ratios as always. The TARP repayment will save the company $5.55 million annually in after tax dollars, previously paid out in preferred dividends.”
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