Concentra Bank (Concentra) posted strong second quarter financial results, as reported to shareholders earlier today via the company's Q2 Investor Relations update.
Also reported, the Concentra Board of Directors declared a second quarter cash dividend of $0.139539 per common share, representing a $1.34 million total quarterly payment to common shareholders. Concentra moved to a quarterly cash dividend on common shares to provide more immediate value to shareholders for their investment and support of the company. A quarterly dividend also serves to stabilize Concentra's capital base, compared to an annual dividend payment.
Concentra's solid financial performance was highlighted in Q2 with year-to-date Net Income of $17.7 million, and Return on Equity improving to 9.5%, both tracking favorably from Q1.
Concentra reported total assets of $9.4 billion, with CET-RWA and leverage ratios of 11.8% and 4.4%, respectively. Concentra maintains a high quality composition of capital, with levels increasing through 2017, and in excess of regulatory minimum requirements.
The Commercial Lending, Leasing and Trust business lines posted steady results in Q2, and the Consumer Lending business saw continued expansion. Concentra's Residential Mortgage and Securitization business managed through challenging market conditions.
Since 2005, Concentra has returned over $70 million in dividend payments to common shareholders, executing on its strategy to drive growth in the credit union system.
In summary for Q2, Concentra continued its focus on delivering value to our owners through consistent dividends, and building a stronger franchise model.
Concentra envisions a future state with direct credit union ownership of the company in order to support the delivery of competitive wholesale banking and trust solutions, and to provide market leadership for the benefit of credit unions. Demonstrating consistently strong financial performance and shareholder returns reinforces the value Concentra provides for Canadian credit unions.
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Concentra is Canada's primary provider of wholesale banking and trust solutions to credit unions from coast to coast. With deep co-operative roots, Concentra is focused on creating value for the credit union system. We partner with credit unions to ensure over five million Canadian members can choose competitive financial services from their local credit union.