East West Bancorp Reports Q4 EPS of $.35 vs. $.29
East West Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: EWBC), parent company of East West Bank today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2010. For the fourth quarter of 2010, net income was $56.3 million and net income available to common stockholders was $0.22 per dilutive share.
Excluding a noncash charge of $18.7 million or $0.13 per dilutive share resulting from the repurchase of preferred stock issued to the U.S. Treasury, fourth quarter earnings per share increased by 30% to $0.351. For the full year 2010, net income was $164.6 million and net income available to common stockholders was $0.83 per dilutive share.
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