Glacier Bancorp Inc. has a market cap of $1.16 billion; its shares were traded at around $16.13 with a P/E ratio of 38.4 and P/S ratio of 2.9. The dividend yield of Glacier Bancorp Inc. stocks is 3.3%. Glacier Bancorp Inc. had an annual average earning growth of 3.2% over the past 10 years.GBCI is in the portfolios of Private Capital of Private Capital Management, Kenneth Fisher of Fisher Asset Management, LLC, John Keeley of Keeley Fund Management, Steven Cohen of SAC Capital Advisors.
Highlight of Business Operations:The Company reported net earnings of $13.2 million for the second quarter of 2010, an increase of $2.6 million, or 24 percent, from the $10.7 million net earnings reported for the second quarter of 2009. Included in this increase was a pre-tax gain of $1.8 million from the sale of Mountain Wests merchant card servicing portfolio. The diluted earnings per share of $0.19 for the quarter represented a 12 percent increase from the diluted earnings per share of $0.17 for the same quarter of 2009. Annualized return on average assets and return on average equity for the second quarter were 0.85 percent and 6.25 percent, respectively, which compares with prior year returns for the second quarter of 0.77 percent and 6.18 percent, respectively.
Non-interest income for the quarter totaled $21.4 million, an increase of $5.2 million over the prior quarter and $100 thousand over the same quarter as last year. Fee income of $11.9 million increased $1.3 million, or 12 percent, during the quarter primarily from an increase in debit card income. This compares to an increase of $523 thousand, or 5 percent, over the same period last year. Gain on sale of loans increased $2.2 million, or 58 percent, over the prior quarter as a reduction in mortgage interest rates during the second quarter led to an increase in loan origination volume. Gain on sale of loans decreased $2.9 million, or 32 percent, over the same period last year, primarily the result of a significant reduction in re-finance activity and a slowing of residential loans originated and sold in the secondary market. Net gain on sale of investments was $242 thousand for the current quarter 2010 compared to $314 thousand for the previous quarter. Other income of $3.1 million for the current quarter is an increase of $1.8 million and $2.3 million from prior quarter and prior year second quarter, respectively, of which $1.8 million relates to the current quarter sale of Mountain Wests merchant card servicing portfolio.
Non-interest expense of $48.2 million for the quarter increased by $6.3 million, or 15 percent, from the prior quarter and increased $5.3 million, or 12 percent, from the prior year second quarter. Compensation and employee benefits of $21.7 million increased only $296 thousand, or 1 percent, from the previous quarter and $942 thousand, or 5 percent, from the prior year second quarter which is due to the addition of First National employees. The number of full-time equivalent employees increased from 1,651 to 1,654 during the quarter, and increased from 1,597 since the end of the 2009 second quarter.
Occupancy and equipment expense increased $40 thousand, or 1 percent, from the prior quarter and increased $377 thousand, or 7 percent, from the prior year second quarter. Advertising and promotion expense increased $52 thousand, or 3 percent, from prior quarter and decreased $78 thousand, or 5 percent, from the second quarter of 2009. Other real estate owned expenses increased $5.1 million, or 218 percent, from prior quarter and increased $5.1 million, or 218 percent, from the prior year. The current quarter other real estate owned expense of $7.4 million included $1.5 million of operating expenses, $2.9 million of fair value write-downs, and $3.0 million of loss on sale of other real estate owned. The other real estate owned expenses have increased as the Company moves to aggressively dispose of problem assets and other real estate owned. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) premiums decreased $1.7 million, or 44 percent, from the prior year second quarter which included a FDIC special assessment. Other expenses increased $819 thousand, or 12 percent, from the prior quarter and increased $527 thousand, or 7 percent, from the prior year second quarter.
The current quarter provision for loan loss expense was $17.2 million, a decrease of $3.7 million from prior quarter and a decrease of $7.9 million from the same quarter in 2009. Net charged-off loans for the current quarter were $19.2 million compared to $20.2 million for the prior quarter and $11.5 million for the same quarter in 2009.
Non-interest expense for the first six month of 2010 increased by $7.6 million, or 9 percent, from the same period prior year. Compensation and employee benefits increased $354 thousand, or 1 percent, from 2009. Occupancy and equipment expense increased $430 thousand, or 4 percent, reflecting the cost of additional locations and facility upgrades. Advertising and promotion expense decreased by $210 thousand, or 6 percent, from 2009. Other real estate owned expense increased $6.9 million, or 241 percent, from the prior first six months. The other real estate owned expenses for the first six months of 2010 of $9.7 million included $2.2 million of operating expenses, $3.3 million of fair value write-downs, and $4.2 of loss on sale of other real estate owned. FDIC premiums decreased $635 thousand, or 13 percent, from the prior year first six months which included a special assessment of $2.5 million. Other expense increased $630 thousand, or 4 percent, from the prior year.
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