HBT Financial: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) _ HBT Financial Inc. (HBT) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $17.2 million.

The bank, based in Bloomington, Illinois, said it had earnings of 59 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, came to 62 cents per share.

The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 57 cents per share.

The bank holding company posted revenue of $52.8 million in the period. Its revenue net of interest expense was $50.1 million, also beating Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $47.7 million.

For the year, the company reported profit of $60.5 million, or $2.09 per share. Revenue was reported as $180.6 million.

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