How CenterState’s loans are being put to use

Loan growth helped power a nearly 200 percent earnings gains at CenterState Banks Inc. in 2015.

CenterState (NASDAQ: CSFL) reported 2015 earnings of 85 cents a share, compared to 31 cents a share in 2014. Net income for the full year of 2015 was $39.3 million, compared to $13 million in 2014.

The Davenport-based banking company also hit a new asset benchmark in 2015, ending the year with $4.022 billion in total assets.

As one of the largest banks in Florida — and the No. 2 bank headquartered… …read more