Feb 4, 2013 20:50 MidSouth Bancorp reports profit MidSouth Bancorp reports profit Advocate business staff report Feb. 04, 2013 Comments LAFAYETTE — MidSouth Bancorp Inc. reported fourth-quarter net earnings of $1.3 million, or 12 cents per share, compared to $900,000, or 9 cents per share, for fourth-quarter 2011. The fourth quarter of 2012 included 6 cents per share of after-tax, merger-related expenses, compared to 8 cents per share for fourth-quarter 2011. For the year, net income totaled $8.1 million compared to $2.7 million for 2011. Merger-related expenses totaled $1.2 million for 2012 versus $2.4 million for 2011. On Dec. 28, MidSouth completed the merger with PSB Financial Corp., the holding company of Many-based Peoples State Bank, which operates 14 branches in north Louisiana and one branch in Texarkana, Texas.