The parent company of Simmons First National Bank said Thursday that it ended 2014 with a nearly 54 percent increase in net income.
The Pine Bluff, Ark.-based company said net income was $35.6 million, compared with $23.2 million in 2013.
Simmons First officials attributed the gain to several factors, including integration of banks it acquired during the year and expense control.
The company said it ended the year with $4.6 billion in assets, up from $3.8 billion a year ago.
Simmons First operates branches in east and west Wichita.