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NBT Q1 Profit Declines, Yet Beats View By A Penny

NBT Bancorp Inc. (NBTB: Quote), a financial holding company, Monday said its first-quarter profit declined 5 percent to $13.7 million from $14.3 million in the year-ago quarter. On a per share basis, earnings were $0.41, flat with last year.

On average, four analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expected the company to earn $0.40 per share for the first quarter. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

Net-interest income increased slightly to $49.4 million from $49.3 million last year. Non-interest income for the period was $23.1 million, up 14.6 percent from $20.1 million last year.

Net-interest margin was 3.90 percent, down 21 basis points from 4.11 percent last year.

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