This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
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
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

Stocks in this article: HTLF

Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLF):

Quarter Ended
March 31,




Net income (in millions) $ 6.9 $ 12.6
Net income available to common stockholders (in millions) 6.7 12.1
Diluted earnings per common share 0.36 0.70
Return on average assets 0.47 % 1.00 %
Return on average common equity 7.41 15.18
Net interest margin 3.92 3.77

“Excellent core earnings, led by strong loan growth in the first quarter, were partially offset by the charge-off of a single large credit. Unfortunately, the bottom line doesn’t reflect the many positive aspects of Heartland’s performance this quarter.”


Lynn B. Fuller, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Heartland Financial USA, Inc.


Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTLF) today reported net income available to common stockholders of $6.7 million, or $0.36 per diluted common share, for the quarter ended March 31, 2014, compared to $12.1 million, or $0.70 per diluted common share, for the first quarter of 2013. Return on average common equity was 7.41% and return on average assets was 0.47% for the first quarter of 2014, compared to 15.18% and 1.00%, respectively, for the same quarter in 2013.

Net income for the first quarter of 2014 was $5.7 million lower than the first quarter of 2013, primarily as a result of a $5.7 million increase in provision for loan and lease losses. This increase was primarily the result of a charge-off on one significant credit during the first quarter of 2014. Positively affecting net income for the quarter was a $9.9 million increase in net interest income, largely due to strong loan growth, the acquisition of Morrill & Janes Bank and Trust Company completed during the last quarter of 2013 and a lower cost of funds. This improvement was offset by a $6.8 million decrease in gains on sale of loans held for sale, resulting from weaker mortgage loan volumes, and a $6.2 million increase in noninterest expenses, primarily due to the added expenses of Morrill & Janes Bank and Trust Company.

1 of 7

Select the service that is right for you!

Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

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
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

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

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, 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
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

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

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 18,053.71 +23.50 0.13%
S&P 500 2,088.77 +6.89 0.33%
NASDAQ 4,806.8590 +33.3870 0.70%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs