Laurentian Bank of Canada says first-quarter profit dropped 16 per cent as it booked acquisition costs related to its purchase of MRS Companies.
The Quebec-based bank’s earnings fell short of analyst expectations, with a profit of $31-million, or $1.16 per share, reported for the quarter.
Analysts, on average, were expecting $1.26 per share, according to a survey by Thomson Reuters.
The earnings results are down from $36.9-million, or $1.41 per share, a year ago.
Revenue was up 4 per cent to $193.7-million from $186.9-million.