Webster Financial (WBS) Tops Q1 EPS by 5c

April 21, 2017 7:32 AM EDT

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Webster Financial (NYSE: WBS) reported Q1 EPS of $0.62, $0.05 better than the analyst estimate of $0.57. Revenue for the quarter came in at $255.7 million versus the consensus estimate of $190.89 million.

Highlights for the first quarter of 2017 compared to the first quarter of 2016:

  • Revenue of $255.7 million, an increase of 7.3 percent, including a record level of net interest income of $192.7 million, and non-interest income of $63.0 million.
  • Loan growth of $1.2 billion, or 7.8 percent, with growth of $1.1 billion in commercial and commercial real estate loans.
  • Deposit growth of $1.5 billion, or 8.1 percent, with growth of $1.2 billion in health savings account and transactional deposits.
  • Net charge-off ratio of 0.13 percent.
  • Annualized return on average tangible common shareholders\' equity (non-GAAP) of 12.47 percent.
  • Net interest margin of 3.22 percent, up 11 basis points.
  • Effective tax rate of 27 percent benefited from an accounting change.

For earnings history and earnings-related data on Webster Financial (WBS) click here.

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