Eagle Bancorp reports Q3 EPS 72c, consensus 70c
The net interest margin was 4.11% for the third quarter of 2016, as compared to 4.23% for the third quarter of 2015. As noted above, the sub-debt raise negatively impacted the net interest margin in the third quarter of 2016 by 15 basis points. For the nine month period ended September 30, 2016, the net interest margin was 4.23% as compared to 4.32% for the nine months ended September 30, 2015. The sub-debt raise in July 2016 negatively impacted the net interest margin in the nine month period ending September 30, 2016 by six basis points. Mr. Paul noted, "the persistently low interest rate environment has continued to challenge bank spread earnings. In the current environment, the Company has continued its emphasis on disciplined pricing for both new loans and funding sources, which has resulted in the Company maintaining a superior net interest margin."