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Last $19.74 USD
Change Today -0.25 / -1.25%
Volume 7.8K
WTBA On Other Exchanges
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Exchange
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As of 5:20 PM 07/7/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

west bancorporation (WTBA) Snapshot

Open
$19.96
Previous Close
$19.99
Day High
$19.96
Day Low
$19.65
52 Week High
06/26/15 - $20.46
52 Week Low
10/1/14 - $14.00
Market Cap
316.6M
Average Volume 10 Days
26.0K
EPS TTM
$1.26
Shares Outstanding
16.0M
EX-Date
05/4/15
P/E TM
15.7x
Dividend
$0.64
Dividend Yield
2.84%
Current Stock Chart for WEST BANCORPORATION (WTBA)

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west bancorporation (WTBA) Details

West Bancorporation, Inc. operates as the holding company for West Bank that provides community banking and trust services to individuals and small to medium-sized businesses in the United States. It offers various deposit products, including checking, savings, and money market accounts, as well as time certificates of deposit. The company also provides loan products comprising commercial real estate loans, construction or land development loans, commercial lines of credit, and commercial term loans; consumer loans, including loans extended to individuals for household, family, and other personal expenditures not secured by real estate; and real estate loans and residential mortgages. In addition, it offers trust services, including the administration of estates, conservatorships, personal trusts, and agency accounts. As of April 13, 2015, the company had eight full-service offices in the Des Moines metropolitan area; one full-service office in Iowa City; one full-service office in Coralville; and an office in Rochester, Minnesota. West Bancorporation, Inc. was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa.

178 Employees
Last Reported Date: 03/5/15
Founded in 1893

west bancorporation (WTBA) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director ...
Total Annual Compensation: $357.0K
Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Chief Fin...
Total Annual Compensation: $251.9K
Executive Vice President, President of West B...
Total Annual Compensation: $251.9K
Chief Risk Officer, Executive Vice President,...
Total Annual Compensation: $251.9K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

west bancorporation (WTBA) Key Developments

West Bancorp., Inc. Presents at D.A. Davidson 17th Annual Financial Services Conference, May-11-2015

West Bancorp., Inc. Presents at D.A. Davidson 17th Annual Financial Services Conference, May-11-2015 . Venue: Embassy Suites Denver - Downtown/Convention Center, 1420 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80202, United States.

Thomas A. Carlstrom to Retire from the Board of West Bancorporation

On April 28, 2015, Dr. Thomas A. Carlstrom, age 69, retired neurosurgeon, informed the Chairman of West Bancorporation, Inc. of his intention to retire from the board of directors of the company and therefore not stand for re-election to the board at its next annual meeting of shareholders to be held in April of 2016. Dr. Carlstrom will continue to serve as a director until the 2016 annual meeting. Dr. Carlstrom has served as a director of the company since 2009 and as a director of the company's subsidiary, West Bank, since 1996.

West Bancorp., Inc. Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend, Payable on May 20, 2015; Plans to Construct New Office Building in Rochester, Minnesota; Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015

On April 22, 2015, West Bancorporation, Inc.'s board of directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.16 per common share. This is an increase of $0.02 per share, or 14%, over the quarterly dividend paid in each of the previous two quarters. The dividend is payable on May 20, 2015, to shareholders of record on May 6, 2015. The company also continues to plan for the construction of its new office building in Rochester, Minnesota. The company believes that the new building will be the cornerstone for company's continued growth in the Rochester market. The company reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. First quarter 2015 net income was $5.1 million, or $0.32 per diluted common share. This is the high net income ever recorded by the company for the first quarter of any year. This compares to first quarter 2014 net income of $4.4 million, or $0.27 per diluted common share. Total interest income was $14.521 million compared to $13.346 million a year ago. Net interest income was $12.963 million compared to $11.808 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was $7.377 million compared to $6.359 million a year ago. Return on average assets was 1.27% compared to 1.23% a year ago. Return on average equity was 14.57% compared to 14.17% a year ago.

 

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