EVANSVILLE, IN--(Marketwired - Jan 24, 2014) - First Bancorp of Indiana, Inc., (
Net interest income for the six months ended December 31, 2013, improved 2.5% from the same period last fiscal year as a decrease in the cost of funds more than offset lower interest revenue. During the past year net loans grew 7.0% to help mitigate margin compression related to the low interest rate environment. Noninterest income declined 10.2% between the six-month periods due to reduced gains from the sale of loans as far fewer borrowers sought to refinance their mortgage loans. Finally, costs associated with a new operations center, a new branch facility in Petersburg, Indiana, and additional staffing needs were largely responsible for the 3.7% increase in noninterest expenses.
At approximately 8.7%, First Federal's tier one capital ratio was well in excess of the five percent regulatory standard for "well-capitalized" financial institutions. The bank's other capital measurements also continue to comfortably exceed "well-capitalized" standards. In addition, First Bancorp paid a dividend of 15.5 cents per outstanding share for the 23rd consecutive quarter.
Certain information in this press release may constitute forward-looking information that involves risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those estimated. Persons are cautioned that such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to various factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those estimated. Undue reliance should not be placed on such forward-looking statements.
|First Bancorp of Indiana, Inc. |
Consolidated Financial Highlights
|Selected Balance Sheet Data:||(unaudited)|
|Loans receivable, net||225,453||213,994|
|Three months |
ended December 31,
|Six months |
ended December 31,
|Net interest income||2,393||2,353||4,812||4,694|
|Provision for loan losses||10||120||130||225|
|Net interest income after provision||2,383||2,233||4,682||4,469|
|Income before income taxes and cumulative effect of a change in accounting principle||322||346||610||800|