This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

Investors Title Company Announces Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year 2012 Results

Investors Title Company (NASDAQ: ITIC), today announced its results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012. For the quarter, net income increased 68.3% to $3,162,684, or $1.51 per diluted share, compared with $1,879,459, or $0.88 per diluted share, for the prior year period. For the year, net income increased 60.1% to $11,102,496, or $5.24 per diluted share, compared with $6,933,936, or $3.20 per diluted share, for the prior year period.

The increase in net income for the quarter and the year was driven primarily by increases in premium volumes, reflecting widespread increases in overall mortgage lending activity. New premium charges and rate increases in a number of our markets also contributed to the increase.

For the quarter, premium volumes increased 66.8%. Operating expenses increased 62.4% versus the prior year period, primarily due to increases in commissions to agents, claims, and payroll expense. Commissions to agents increased commensurate with the increase in agency premiums. The claims provision rate as a percentage of net premiums written tracked favorably to the long-term trend, and was virtually flat for the quarter compared with the prior year quarter. The increase in payroll expense was primarily driven by an increase in staffing levels in software development.

For the year, revenues increased 26.9% over the prior year to $115,079,092, due to high levels of overall mortgage activity, and new premium charges and rate increases. Operating expenses followed the trend for the quarter, increasing 21.9%.

Chairman J. Allen Fine added, “We are pleased to report record levels of revenue and earnings per share for 2012. A favorable interest rate environment led to high levels of mortgage lending across the industry, with increases in both purchase and refinance activity versus the prior year. In addition, we benefitted from ongoing expansion of our agent base and targeted entry into new markets. Our balance sheet and financial condition remain strong, as total assets reached an all-time high of $171.9 million as of year-end. In the coming year, we will continue to emphasize the expansion of our agency base and operational efficiency.”

1 of 3

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

DOW 17,596.35 -350.33 -1.95%
S&P 500 2,057.64 -43.85 -2.09%
NASDAQ 4,958.4680 -122.0370 -2.40%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs