New York Community Bancorp Inc. (NYB: Quote) reported that its first-quarter GAAP earnings were $118.3 million, or $0.27 per share, down from $123.2 million, or $0.28 per share in the year ago quarter. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to report earnings of $0.26 per share. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.
Operating earnings totaled $117.8 million or $0.27 per share, compared to $117.2 million or $0.27 per share in the year ago quarter.
Net interest income for the quarter declined to $288.41 million from $303.25 million in the prior year quarter. Total non-interest income was $61.99 million, up from $58.61 million in year ago quarter.
The company said that its board declared quarterly cash dividend of $0.25 per share. The dividend is payable on May 17th to shareholders of record at the close of business on May 7, 2012.
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by RTT Staff Writer
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