Lakeland Financial Reports Record First Quarter 2022 Performance
Lakeland Financial Corporation (Nasdaq Global Select/LKFN), parent company of Lake City Bank, today reported record first quarter net income of $23.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2022, an increase of 3%, or $659,000, versus $23.0 million for the first quarter of 2021. Diluted earnings per share increased 2% to $0.92 for the first quarter of 2022, versus $0.90 for the first quarter of 2021. On a linked quarter basis, net income decreased 3%, or $641,000, from the fourth quarter of 2021, in which the company had net income of $24.3 million, or $0.95, diluted earnings per share. Pretax pre‐provision earnings, which is a non‐GAAP financial measure, were $28.6 million for the first quarter of 2022, a decrease of 3%, or $892,000, from $29.5 million for the first quarter of 2021. On a linked quarter basis, pretax preprovision earnings decreased 4%, or $1.2 million, from $29.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2021. Read more.