Citizens First Q4 net income increases

Citizens First Corporation, a provider of commercial and consumer banking services for small- to medium-sized businesses, has reported net income available for common shareholders of $472,000, or $0.23 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012, compared to $170,000, or $0.09 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011.

Net interest income for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012 was $3.85 million, compared to $3.55 million for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2011.

Net income available for common shareholders for the year ended December 31, 2012 was $2.28 million, or $1.11 per diluted share, compared to $1.65 million, or $0.81 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2011.

Net interest income for the year ended December 31, 2012 was $15.08 million, compared to $13.30 million for the year ended December 31, 2011.