This Day On The Street
Continue to site
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

The First Of Long Island Corporation Announces 9.5% Increase In Net Income For The First Quarter Of 2013

GLEN HEAD, N.Y., April 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The First of Long Island Corporation (Nasdaq:FLIC), the parent company of The First National Bank of Long Island, reported that net income and earnings per share for the first quarter of 2013 were $5.6 million and $.62, respectively, representing increases over the same quarter last year of 9.5% and 6.9%, respectively. Dividends per share were $.25 for the first quarter of 2013, or 8.7% more than the $.23 per share declared in the same quarter last year. Returns on average assets (ROA) and average equity (ROE) for the first quarter of 2013 were 1.09% and 11.10%, respectively, versus 1.01% and 10.67%, respectively, for the first quarter of 2012. A decrease in unrealized gains on available-for-sale securities accounts for a significant portion of the increase in ROE and is the reason the Corporation's book value per share decreased from $22.81 at year-end 2012 to $22.71 at the end of the current quarter. The credit quality of the Bank's loan portfolio remains excellent and the loan pipeline is strong.

Analysis of First Quarter Earnings

The increase in net income for the first quarter of 2013 is primarily attributable to a decrease in the provision for loan losses of $1.3 million, as partially offset by increases in noninterest expense of $603,000 and income tax expense of $330,000. Because of the low interest rate environment, net interest income for the quarter only increased by $136,000, or .9%, and net interest margin declined by 6 basis points despite significant growth in the average balances of loans and noninterest-bearing checking deposits. A low interest rate environment negatively impacts net interest income and net interest margin primarily because: (1) the benefit of no cost funding in the form of noninterest-bearing checking deposits and capital is reduced; (2) cash received from payments and prepayments of higher yielding loans and securities is used to originate or purchase lower yielding loans and securities; (3) the rates on some loans are modified downward to dissuade borrowers from refinancing elsewhere, while other loans prepay in full resulting in the immediate writeoff of deferred costs; and (4) prepayment speeds on mortgage securities are high, thereby necessitating the faster amortization of purchase premiums.

1 of 6

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
Real Money

More than 30 investing pros with skin in the game give you actionable insight and investment ideas.

Product Features:
  • Access to Jim Cramer's daily blog
  • Intraday commentary and news
  • Real-time trading forums
Only $49.95
14-Days Free
14-Days Free
AAPL $95.03 -2.90%
FB $116.73 7.20%
GOOG $691.20 -2.10%
TSLA $247.71 -1.50%
YHOO $36.58 -1.00%


Chart of I:DJI
DOW 17,830.76 -210.79 -1.17%
S&P 500 2,075.81 -19.34 -0.92%
NASDAQ 4,805.2910 -57.85 -1.19%

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs