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Who is First Financial Holdings Inc?

First Financial Holdings, Inc. operates as the holding company for First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Charleston that provides financial services to individuals and businesses. Its deposit products include demand deposit transaction accounts, time deposit accounts, non-interest-bearing checking accounts, interest-bearing checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, and certificates of deposits. The company’s loan portfolio comprises residential mortgage loans, such as one-to-four family loans, residential construction loans, and residential land loans; commercial loans comprising loans that are secured by various types of real estate, including owner occupied, non-owner occupied, and buildings in the construction phase and raw land, as well as loans used for general business purposes; and consumer loans, such as home equity loans and lines of credit, manufactured housing, marine, credit card receivables, automobile, and personal unsecured loans. Its services also include ATM and debit cards, cash management services, safe deposit boxes, trust and fiduciary services, and reinsurance of private mortgage insurance and premium financing activities. First Financial Holdings, Inc., through its other subsidiaries, engages in full-service brokerage activities; property, casualty, life, and health insurance sales; and retirement plan consulting and administrative services, as well as places coverage in the standard and non-standard insurance markets, including providing coverage to customers that have unusual or high-risk exposures. As of September 30, 2010, the company operated through 77 locations primarily along coastal South Carolina, as well as in the Florence, Columbia, and upstate region of South Carolina; and in Burlington and Wilmington, North Carolina. First Financial Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina.

www.firstfinancialholdings.com
Founded in 1934
Last $14.15 USD
Change Today +0.48 / 3.51%
Volume 64.9K
As of 8:10 PM 10/26/12 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

first financial holdings inc (FFCH) Snapshot

Open
$13.74
Previous Close
$13.67
Day High
$14.25
Day Low
$13.50
52 Week High
10/18/12 - $14.49
52 Week Low
11/23/11 - $6.64
Market Cap
233.9M
Average Volume 10 Days
50.0K
EPS TTM
$0.93
Shares Outstanding
16.5M
EX-Date
11/5/12
P/E TM
15.2x
Dividend
$0.20
Dividend Yield
1.41%
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First Financial Holdings Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2012; Declares Quarterly Common and Preferred Stock Cash Dividend, Payable on November 23, 2012 and November 15, 2012; Reports Net Charge-Offs for the Quarter Ended September 30, 2012

First Financial Holdings Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2012. For the quarter, the company reported net interest income of $33.2 million, an increase of $1.5 million or 4.7% over the prior quarter and an increase of $4.1 million or 14.2% over the same quarter last year. The increases were primarily the effect of higher levels of average earning assets from the Plantation and Liberty acquisitions. Income from continuing operations before taxes was $10.2 million against $4.8 million a year ago. Income tax benefit from continuing operations was $3.52 million against $1.9 million a year ago. Net income from continuing operations was $6.7 million or $0.34 per basic and diluted share against $2.9 million or $0.12 per basic and diluted share a year ago. Net income available to common shareholders was $5.7 million or $0.34 per basic and diluted share against $0.113 million or $0.01 per basic and diluted share a year ago. For the nine months, the company reported net interest income of $93.2 million, an increase of $5.4 million or 6.1% over the same period of 2011. The increase was essentially caused by the Planation and Liberty transactions. Income from continuing operations before taxes was $36.46 million against loss from continuing operations before taxes of $63.1 million a year ago. Income tax benefit from continuing operations was $15.5 million against income tax expenses from continuing operations of $24.31 million a year ago. Net income from continuing operations was $21 million or $1.09 per basic and diluted share against net loss from continuing operations of $38.8 million or $2.52 per basic and diluted share a year ago. Net income available to common shareholders was $18.1 million or $1.09 per basic and diluted share against net loss available to common shareholders of $45.24 million or $2.74 per basic and diluted share a year ago. Book value per common share was $13.77 against $12.31 a year ago. Tangible book value per common share non-GAAP was $13.25 against $12.16 a year ago. Return on average assets was 0.81% against 0.36% a year ago. Return on average shareholder's equity was 9.20% against 4.31% a year ago. On October 25, 2012, the company declared a quarterly cash dividend of $12.50 per share on its Fixed Rate Cumulative Perpetual Preferred Stock, Series A, payable on November 15, 2012 to preferred shareholders of record as of November 5, 2012. The company also declared quarterly cash dividend of $0.05 per common share, payable on November 23, 2012 to shareholders of record as of November 8, 2012. Net charge-offs was $7.0 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2012, compared with $6.7 million for the prior quarter, while the provision for loan losses was $4.5 million and $4.7 million for the quarters ended September 30, 2012 and June 30, 2012, respectively.

First Financial Holdings Inc., Q3 2012 Earnings Call, Oct 26, 2012

First Financial Holdings Inc., Q3 2012 Earnings Call, Oct 26, 2012

First Financial Holdings Inc. to Report Q3, 2012 Results on Oct 25, 2012

First Financial Holdings Inc. announced that they will report Q3, 2012 results After-Market on Oct 25, 2012

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Future earnings kent6174 2012-09-25 11:55:31
Private Capital Mgmt. moving in baumanncynde 2012-09-25 11:55:26
See you at 10.00 or 7.00 dale55mg 2012-09-25 11:55:22
With Low volume ? rotopat 2012-09-25 11:55:18
FFCH expecting another loss piux9 2012-09-25 11:55:14
FFCH registers $12 million quarterly loss piux9 2012-09-25 11:55:09
bid/ask rotopat 2012-09-25 11:55:05
WHY NOT? rotopat 2012-09-25 11:55:01
FFCH is confusing the bulls and the bears berenicenovickis 2012-09-25 11:54:57
FFCH posts $36.8m loss for FY 2010 piux9 2012-09-25 11:54:53
First Financial rebounds with $210k profit piux9 2012-09-25 11:54:49
Hall replaces Hood at First Federal piux9 2012-09-25 11:54:44
Been waiting for this FFCH news! catherngerner 2012-09-25 11:54:40
FIRST FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC /DE/ Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure darahazy 2012-09-25 11:54:36
This article helps explain FFCH chrystalswymer 2012-09-25 11:54:31
FFCH snaps up Hilton Head deposits piux9 2012-09-25 11:54:27
First Financial next on FDIC shutdown list? stockmaster2002 2012-09-25 11:54:23
FFCH registers $44 million loss for quarter piux9 2012-09-25 11:54:19
First Financial announces loan-loss woes piux9 2012-09-25 11:54:14
Way undervalued at $4.64 baaadapple 2012-09-25 11:54:10
GREAT NEWS. mycousinvinny96 2012-09-25 11:54:06
Earnings baaadapple 2012-09-25 11:54:02
FFCH - FIRST FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC /DE/ Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD ... joannejerrel 2012-09-25 11:53:58
Quite a run baaadapple 2012-09-25 11:53:54
Earnings baaadapple 2012-09-25 11:53:48
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