West Bancorporation Inc. today reported fourth-quarter net income of $3.9 million, or 22 cents per share, compared with $3.7 million, or 21 cents per share, for the fourth quarter of 2011. The West Des Moines-based parent of West Bank also declared a quarterly dividend of 10 cents per share. The bank's outstanding loans totaled $927 million in 2012, up from $854 million at the end of the third quarter, and customer deposits increased by 19 percent in 2012. "We had a strong pipeline of new business throughout the year and were able to close on much of that business in the fourth quarter," West Bancorporation President and CEO David Nelson said in a release. The company will discuss its fourth-quarter results during a conference call at 2 p.m. today. The telephone number for the conference call is 877-317-6016.