Community Bank System, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2022 Results
Community Bank System, Inc. (the "Company") CBU reported fourth quarter 2022 net income of $52.5 million, or $0.97 per fully-diluted share. This compares to $43.6 million of net income, or $0.80 per fully-diluted share for the fourth quarter of 2021. The $0.17, or 21.3%, increase in earnings per share was primarily attributable to an increase in net interest income and a decrease in fully-diluted average shares outstanding, offset, in part, by higher operating expenses, lower noninterest revenues and increases in the provision for credit losses and income taxes. The increase in net interest income was due primarily to an increase in the yield on earning assets and a significant increase in average loan balances, offset, in part, by higher funding costs. The decrease in noninterest revenues was due to lower financial services noninterest revenues that were reflective of the impact that lower financial market valuations had on the Company's wealth management and employee benefit services businesses, which were partially offset by higher banking noninterest revenues.
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