Gulfport, Miss.-based Hancock Whitney Corp. posted third-quarter net income of $67.8 million, or 77 cents per share, down from $83.9 million, or 96 cents per share, in the year-ago period.
The S&P Global Market Intelligence consensus GAAP EPS estimate for the quarter was 90 cents.
Results for the most recent quarter included $28.8 million, or 26 cents per share, of merger costs associated with the acquisition of MidSouth Bancorp Inc. The third quarter of 2018 included $4.8 million, or 5 cents per share, of nonoperating expense primarily related to the Capital One Trust and Asset Management acquisition.
The bank's total assets were $30.54 billion at the end of the quarter, compared to $28.76 billion at the end of the second quarter and $28.10 billion a year ago.
Loans at the end of the quarter stood at $21.04 billion, up from $20.18 billion in the linked quarter and $19.54 billion at the end of the 2018 third quarter.
Total deposits were $24.20 billion, compared to $23.24 billion at the end of the previous quarter and $22.42 billion a year ago.
The company's net interest margin was 3.41% during the third quarter, compared to 3.36% in the year-ago quarter. The company recorded total net charge-offs of $12.5 million for the third quarter, compared to $7.2 million in the previous quarter.