The board of Roma Financial in Robbinsville, N.J., could be pondering the company's willingness to remain independent after enduring a difficult third quarter.

The $1.9 billion-asset mutual holding company earned $345,000 in the quarter, compared with $2.1 million a year earlier. The swoon caps a tumultuous several months for Roma that included a dividend cut, a written agreement with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and news that the chief executive will step down late next year.

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