BROOMALL, Pa., April 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alliance Bancorp, Inc. of Pennsylvania (the "Company") (Nasdaq:ALLB) announced today its results for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. The Company also announced that its Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend on the common stock of the Company of $.05 per share, payable on May 24, 2013 to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 10, 2013.
The Company reported net income of $422,000 or $.08 per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 as compared to net income of $505,000 or $.09 per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. Net interest income decreased $122,000 or 3.4% to $3.5 million and other income decreased $16,000 or 8.3% to $177,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 as compared to the same period in 2012. Other expenses increased $56,000 or 1.9% to $3.0 million and the provision for loan losses decreased $75,000 to $150,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 as compared to the same period in 2012. Income tax expense amounted to $77,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 as compared to $113,000 for the same period in 2012.
The decrease in net interest income was due to a $331,000 or 7.4% decrease in interest income which was partially offset by a decrease of $209,000 or 23.9% in interest expense, substantially all of which was due to a decrease in interest expense on customer deposits. The decrease in other income was primarily due to a lower amount of other fee income. The increase in other expenses primarily resulted from write-downs on certain real estate owned properties along with increases in advertising and marketing costs and professional fees. These increases were partially offset by a decrease in loan and real estate owned expense and a lower amount of FDIC deposit insurance premiums. The decrease in income tax expense was due to a lower level of taxable income.