Community National Bank in Great Neck, N.Y., said improved net interest income was instrumental in its posting a first-quarter profit of $623,000, compared with a $134,000 profit a year earlier.

Net interest income rose 7% from a year earlier, to $3.9 million.

The $475.9 million-asset bank, which reported its results Friday, also recorded $1.3 million in gains from selling Small Business Administration loans.

The loan-loss provision more than doubled from a year earlier, to $760,000.

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