MANSFIELD -- Park National Corporation, the parent company for Richland Bank, reported financial results Tuesday for the second quarter and first half of 2019.
“Comparing the first half of 2019 to the first half of 2018 is a challenge. The first half of 2018 included some unanticipated nonrecurring revenue and the second quarter of 2019 included anticipated merger-related expenses," said Park Chairman and CEO David Trautman. "Our banking organization continues to perform consistently well, including increases in commercial loans and installment loans in the first half of this year.”
Park's board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.01 per common share, payable on Sept. 10, 2019 to common shareholders of record as of Aug. 16, 2019.
Park’s net income for the second quarter of 2019 was $22.2 million, a 21.5 percent decrease from $28.2 million for the second quarter of 2018. Second quarter 2019 net income per diluted common share was $1.33, compared to $1.83 in the second quarter of 2018.
Park's net income for first half of 2019 was $47.6 million, a 19.8 percent decrease from $59.4 million for first half of 2018. Net income per diluted common share was $2.94 for the first half of 2019, compared to $3.85 for the first half of 2018.
Park's community-banking subsidiary, The Park National Bank, reported net income of $29.4 million for the second quarter of 2019, a 2.1 percent increase from $28.8 million reported for the second quarter of 2018. The bank reported net income of $56.1 million for the first half of 2019, compared to $55.5 million for the first half of 2018.
In the first half of 2019, the bank (not including loans from the Carolina Alliance Bank Division) grew installment loans by 10.1 percent annualized and commercial loans by 3.5 percent annualized.