Concentra Bank (Concentra) posted consistent fourth quarter financial results, as reported to shareholders earlier today via the company's Q4 Investor Relations update.
Also reported, the Concentra Board of Directors declared a fourth quarter cash dividend of $0.139539 per common share, representing a $1.34 million total quarterly payment to common shareholders.
Concentra's solid financial performance was highlighted in the Q4 year to date results with Concentra recording our second highest net income of $33.6 million, up from $28.9 million in 2016; and generating a return on equity of 8.8%, an increase from the 7.9% reported in the year prior.
Concentra ended the quarter with total reported assets of $9.1 billion, with CET-RWA and leverage ratios of 13.1% and 4.7%, respectively. Concentra maintains a high quality composition of capital, with levels increasing through 2017, and in excess of regulatory minimum requirements.
In summary for Q4, Concentra continued its 2017 focus on delivering value to our owners through consistent dividends, and building a stronger franchise model.
In 2017, Concentra fully implemented a quarterly dividend payment to provide a more frequent and consistent return to our common shareholders, returning $4.0 million back to our common shareholders. Since 2005, Concentra has returned over $73.6 million in dividend payments to common shareholders1, executing on its strategy to drive growth in the credit union system.
Demonstrating consistently strong financial performance and shareholder returns reinforces the value Concentra provides for Canadian credit unions.
Quarterly Results Materials
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1 Formerly class A shares.