1st Source Corporation (Nasdaq:SRCE), parent company of 1st Source Bank, today reported net income of $12.57 million for the second quarter of 2012 and $24.28 million for the first six months of 2012. This compares to $14.87 million reported in the second quarter of 2011 and $25.47 million for the first six months of 2011. Last year’s second quarter benefited from higher investment security gains and lower loan and lease loss provisions. Diluted net income per common share for the second quarter amounted to $0.51 compared with $0.61 for the second quarter of 2011. Diluted net income per common share for the first half of 2012 was $0.99, compared to the $1.04 earned a year earlier.
At its July meeting, the Board of Directors approved a cash dividend of $0.17 per common share, an increase of 6.25% over the second quarter a year ago. The dividend is payable to shareholders of record on August 6, 2012 and will be paid on August 15, 2012.
Christopher J. Murphy III, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “This was a good quarter for 1st Source. Loans were up a strong 4.89% from a year ago; we grew our deposits and total assets; our net interest margin is holding steady; our total nonperforming assets have declined 27.1% from a year ago; and credit quality continues to improve. In comparing the quarters, last year benefited from one-time gains of $2.22 million from the sale of investment securities and the sale of a former corporate aircraft, as well as a $1.99 million lower provision to our loan and lease loss reserve. The present quarter is more normalized with an increase to the reserve driven by loan growth. Overall, our net income for the second quarter is up about 7% from the first quarter of this year.”
Mr. Murphy continued, “We continue to be cautious about the economy. It seems as soon as one sector improves, another faces challenges. Locally, the RV industry is improving, while agriculture is hit with a drought. Our national and international businesses are doing well – financing and leasing for aircraft, car rentals, medium and heavy duty trucks, and construction equipment are all performing as expected or better.
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