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United Bankshares, Inc. Announces Earnings for the Third Quarter and First Nine Months of 2018

10/25/2018
Corporate & Financial

WASHINGTON, D.C. and CHARLESTON, WV-- United Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: UBSI), today reported earnings for the third quarter and the first nine months of 2018. Earnings for the third quarter of 2018 were $64.4 million as compared to earnings of $56.7 million for the third quarter of 2017. Diluted earnings per share were $0.62 for the third quarter of 2018 as compared to diluted earnings per share of $0.54 for the third quarter of 2017. Earnings for the first nine months of 2018 were a record $192.4 million as compared to earnings of $132.6 million for the first nine months of 2017. Diluted earnings per share were $1.83 for the first nine months of 2018 as compared to diluted earnings per share of $1.39 per diluted share for the first nine months of 2017.

Third quarter of 2018 results produced an annualized return on average assets of 1.34% and an annualized return on average equity of 7.83%, respectively. For the first nine months of 2018, United’s return on average assets was 1.37% while the return on average equity was 7.86%. United’s annualized returns on average assets and average equity were 1.19% and 6.89%, respectively, for the third quarter of 2017 while the returns on average assets and average equity were 1.03% and 6.22%, respectively, for the first nine months of 2017.

“Our earnings continue to be strong, achieving record earnings and outperforming peer profitability,” stated Richard M. Adams, United’s Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.

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