Home BancShares 2Q Earnings

Centennial Bank

Home BancShares, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: HOMB), parent company of Centennial Bank, released solid second quarter earnings today that included over $1 billion in loan production at an average interest rate of 6.1% and a strong net interest margin that was relatively flat at 4.28%.

“The last three quarters show a strong trend of stability and growth in all our key metrics,” said John Allison, Chairman. “We continue to produce solid results with a positive growth trend,” Allison continued.

“Loan production was very strong during the second quarter,” said Tracy French, Centennial Bank President and Chief Executive Officer. “We saw loan production of over $1 billion dollars at an average interest rate of 6.1% and were able to increase the yield on the loan portfolio by 3 basis points,” added French.

“Our return on assets remains strong and steady at 1.92% as it was in the first quarter,” stated Randy Sims, Chief Executive Officer of Home BancShares. “Diluted earnings per share of $0.43 as compared to $0.42 from last quarter and an impressive efficiency ratio of 39.93% are just a few of the powerful numbers that contributed to another successful quarter for our shareholders,” added Sims.      MORE

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