United Community Financial reports Q1 EPS 17.6c, consensus 19c
Net interest income totaled $22.3 million on a fully taxable equivalent basis for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, compared to $21.6 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, an increase of 3.0%. First quarter 2018 net interest income includes a onetime fee recognition from the early payoff of a single loan and a higher level of purchase accounting accretion income versus 2019. Adjusting for these two items, the increase in first quarter net interest income would be 7.0%. Gary M. Small, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company commented, "We are pleased with Q1 performance as our loan and deposit growth came in right on target, margin met expectations during an unpredictable interest rate environment, and our residential mortgage, wealth and insurance business units experienced strong revenue growth."