First Business Financial Services, Inc. ("First Business") (Nasdaq: FBIZ) announced its board of directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of $0.165 per share which is equivalent to a dividend yield of 3.73% based on Thursday’s market close price of $17.68. The quarterly dividend is the same as the quarterly dividend declared in July 2020, and, based on our third quarter 2020 earnings per share, represents a dividend payout ratio of 33%. This regular cash dividend is payable on November 12, 2020 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 2, 2020.
First Business Financial Services (FBIZ) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 4.17% and 2.34%, respectively, for the quarter ended September 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
First Business Financial Services, Inc. (the "Company" or "First Business") (Nasdaq:FBIZ) reported stable net interest income and record non-interest income, resulting in net income of $4.3 million, or diluted earnings per share of $0.50, in the third quarter 2020. First Business’s solid operating performance during the quarter was offset by a $3.8 million provision for loan and lease losses and related 12.2% increase in the allowance for loan and lease losses primarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic.