First Financial: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

CINCINNATI (AP) _ First Financial Bancorp (FFBC) on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $50.9 million.

The Cincinnati-based bank said it had earnings of 52 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 58 cents per share.

The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 51 cents per share.

The holding company for First Financial Bank posted revenue of $164.9 million in the period. Its revenue net of interest expense was $158.6 million, also surpassing Street forecasts.

First Financial shares have increased 24% since the beginning of the year. In the final minutes of trading on Thursday, shares hit $21.69, an increase of 57% in the last 12 months.


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