The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


October 30, 2013

United Bankshares increases earnings in latest 2013 report

United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: UBSI) today reported earnings for the third quarter and the first nine months of 2013.  

Earnings for the third quarter of 2013 were $22.2 million or $0.44 per diluted share, an increase from earnings of $19.3 million or $0.38 per diluted share for the third quarter of 2012. Earnings for the first nine months of 2013 were $66.0 million or $1.31 per diluted share, up from earnings of $61.4 million or $1.22 per diluted share for the first nine months of 2012.

“Third quarter and year-to-date 2013 earnings continue to be strong,” stated Richard M. Adams, United’s chairman of the board and chief executive officer. “United also continues to be well-capitalized based upon regulatory guidelines, and our asset quality outperforms our peers. United is one of only two major banking companies in the USA to have increased its dividend to shareholders for 39 consecutive years.”

Third quarter of 2013 results produced a return on average assets of 1.04 percent and a return on average equity of 8.64 percent. For the first nine months of 2013, United’s return on average assets was 1.05 percent while the return on average equity was 8.72 percent. United’s annualized returns on average assets and average equity were 0.92 percent and 7.76 percent for the third quarter of 2012 while the returns on average assets and average equity was 0.97 percent and 8.32 percent for the first nine months of 2012.

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