(By Balachander) City Holding Co. (NASDAQ: CHCO), the parent company of City National Bank of West Virginia, posted a 13 percent rise in quarterly earnings, helped by double-digit growth in net interest and non-interest income.
Earnings available to common shareholders increased to $10.89 million or 73 cents a share from $9.65 million or 65 cents per share in the fourth quarter of last year.
Net interest income rose 10 percent to $25.52 million and total non-interest income also grew 17 percent to $14.27 million.
Wall Street analysts, on average, expected CHCO to earn 68 cents per share on revenue of $38.30 million.
Net interest margin increased to 3.99 percent from 3.95 percent in the previous quarter and 3.90 percent for the fourth quarter of last year.
The company achieved a return on assets of 1.49 percent, a return on tangible equity of 16.2 percent and an efficiency ratio of 53.1 percent in the fourth quarter.
The stock, which has been trading in the 52-week range of $30.69 to $37.50, traded 0.68 percent higher at $36.84 on Tuesday.