Laurentian Bank Financial Group beat expectations as it reported a third-quarter profit of $36.2 million.
The Montreal-based bank says the profit amounted to 77 cents per diluted share for the quarter ended July 31 compared with a profit of $47.8 million or $1.05 per share a year earlier.
Revenue totalled $248.6 million, up from $244.7 million for the third quarter of 2019.
Total provisions for credit losses amounted to $22.3 million, compared with $12.1 million a year ago, but down from $54.9 million for the second quarter of 2020.
On an adjusted basis, Laurentian says it earned $1.02 per diluted share for the quarter, down from $1.15 a year ago.
Analysts on average had expected a profit of 45 cents per share for the quarter, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv.
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