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Bank Of The Ozarks Q1 Profit Rises - Quick Facts

Bank of the Ozarks Inc. (OZRK) announced that its first-quarter net income was $18.0 million, a 23.1% increase from $14.6 million for the first quarter of 2011. Earnings per share were $0.52, a 20.9% increase from $0.43 for the first quarter of 2011. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report earnings of $0.51per share for the quarter. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company said that it made no FDIC-assisted acquisitions during the first quarter of 2012, and its results for the quarter did not include any acquisition or conversion costs related to any of its seven previous FDIC-assisted acquisitions.

During the first quarter of 2011, the Company made one FDIC-assisted acquisition, which resulted in a gain, net of acquisition and conversion costs, of approximately $1.0 million after taxes, or approximately $0.03 of diluted earnings per common share.

Net interest income for the first quarter of 2012 increased 21.5% to $43.8 million compared to $36.1 million for the first quarter of 2011. Non-interest income for the first quarter of 2012 increased 6.3% to $13.8 million compared to $13.0 million for the first quarter of 2011.

by RTT Staff Writer

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