First Financial Bancorp Q3 Profit Rises

First Financial Bancorp. (FFBC) Thursday reported third-quarter profit of $60.0 million or $0.63 per share, up from last year's profit of $41.5 million or $0.42 per share last year.

Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters estimated earnings of $0.52 per share for the quarter.

The company said net interest margin was 3.32% on a fully tax-equivalent basis in line with expectations. Non-interest income was $42.5 million.

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