TORONTO — Home Capital Group Inc. profit was $26.6-million in the second quarter, an increase of 20.6 per cent over $22-million in the same period last year. Basic earnings per share were 77 cents, up from 64 cents for the second quarter of 2007.
Return on equity was 27.7 per cent for the second quarter, compared to 28.9 per cent for the second quarter of 2007. Total mortgage originations were $886.9-million during the second quarter, an increase of 42.5 per cent over the $622.6-million advanced during the same period in 2007.
Home Capital’s board has approved an increase in the quarterly dividend to 13 cents per share on the outstanding common shares of the company, which is equivalent to an annual dividend of 52 cents per share.