Meta Financial reports gain in net income
Meta Financial Group Inc. reported fiscal 2015 third-quarter net income of $4.6 million, or 66 cents per share, compared with $4.2 million, or 68 cents per share, for the prior third quarter. Fiscal year-to-date net income for the nine months ended June 30 was $13.4 million, or $2.03 per share, compared with $12.3 million, or $1.99 per share, for the year-ago period, according to a release. Deposits grew 26 percent from the third quarter of 2014. Loans have increased 17 percent through the first six month of the year and 22 percent since June 30, 2014. Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Meta Financial is the parent of MetaBank, which has four branches in Greater Des Moines.