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National Bankshares Q1 Profit Rises

National Bankshares Inc. (NKSH) Thursday reported a higher profit for the first quarter, driven mainly by increased revenues.

The Blacksburg, Virginia-based company reported first-quarter net profit of $4.43 million or $0.64 per share, compared to $4.02 million or $0.58 per share last year.

Net interest income for the quarter dropped to $10.0 million from $10.09 million, while non-interest income increased 11.27 percent to $2.15 million from $1.93 million last year.

Total loans for the quarter dropped to $585.49 million from $588.88 million in the prior-year quarter.

by RTT Staff Writer

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