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Flushing Financial Corporation announces financial results.

UNIONDALE, N.Y: Flushing Financial Corporation announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018.

Flushing Financial Corporation is the parent holding company for Flushing Bank. John R. Buran, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are pleased to report earnings per diluted common share of $0.61 for the third quarter of 2018, an increase of 27% and 74% from 2Q18 and 3Q17, respectively, driven by continued strong execution of our strategic objectives and the release of previously accrued tax liability."

It retains its focus on preserving strong risk management practices, including conservative underwriting standards and improving yields to achieve improved risk-adjusted returns.

Multi-family (excluding underlying co-operative mortgages), commercial real estate, and one-to-four family mixed-use property mortgage loans originated during 3Q18 had a yield of 4.38%, an increase of 11bps from 4.27% for 2Q18 and an increase of 27bps from 4.12% for 3Q17. We have maintained our asset quality as these loans had an average loan-to-value ratio of 42% and an average debt coverage ratio of 173%.

We remain committed to our strategy of focusing on C&I loans, multi-family and commercial real estate loans as in the third quarter, originations and purchases represented 43%, 33%, and 12%, respectively, of all originations, which were made while maintaining conservative loan-to-value and debt coverage ratios, and increasing yield.

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Publication:Daily the Pak Banker (Lahore, Pakistan)
Article Type:Financial report
Date:Oct 26, 2018
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