Hibernia Bancorp Inc., the holding company of Hibernia Bank, reported net income of $42,000, or 5 cents per share, for the third quarter, compared to net income of $34,000, or 4 cents per share, a year ago.

Peyton Bush III, president and chief executive officer, attributed the gain primarily to higher net interest income driven by continuing growth of the bank’s loan portfolio. The increase in net interest income was partially offset by lower net lease income from the bank’s rental property and modestly higher non-interest expenses.