1st Source Corporation (Nasdaq:SRCE), parent company of 1st Source Bank, today reported net income of $14.49 million for the second quarter of 2014, up 3.96% over the $13.94 million earned in the second quarter of 2013. Year to date, net income was $28.13 million, up 6.76% compared to the first six months of last year. Diluted net income per common share for the second quarter amounted to $0.59, up 5.36% compared to $0.56 for the second quarter of 2013. Diluted net income per common share for the first half of 2014 was $1.15, an increase of 7.48%, compared to the $1.07 earned a year earlier.
At its July meeting, the Board of Directors approved a cash dividend of $0.18 per common share. The dividend is payable to shareholders of record on August 5, 2014 and will be paid on August 15, 2014.
According to Christopher J. Murphy, III, Chairman, "1st Source Corporation turned in a solid performance in the second quarter. Loan growth was healthy, up $145.97 million this quarter over the previous quarter, and up $230.15 million over the same quarter a year ago. In spite of somewhat lower yields, we have successfully maintained our net interest margin which held steady at 3.59%. Similar to national trends, in our markets we are seeing a consolidation of clients and a return of some of our competitors to loan structure and pricing practices that were prominent before the financial market meltdown in 2008. If this continues, it could put further pressure on interest margins and adversely impact credit quality across the country."
"Also, we opened a new banking center at the University of Notre Dame, along with the installation of 5 additional ATMs on the campus. This enhances our ability to better serve students, faculty and staff, as well as the University's administrative offices. We are remodeling some of the banking centers in our system to serve our clients more conveniently and effectively. Four of the banking centers have been completed and more are scheduled to finish in September," Mr. Murphy concluded.