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Citigroup reported mixed Q3 18 earnings before the market open Friday. $C missed on revenue, beat on EPS. Oher money center banks JPMorgan Chase $JPM.. Wells Fargo $WFC, PNC Financial $PNC also kicked off the reporting season.


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Citigroup Inc NYSE: C · Reported Mixed Before Open Friday

$1.73 Beat Forecast $1.65 EPS BUT $18.39 Missed $18.46 billion forecast in revenue 

Earnings 

Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) reported EPS of $1.73 on revenue of $18.39 billion third-quarter results beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.65 in EPS but missing on revenue of $18.46 billion. Shares of Citigroup have a 52-week trading range is $64.38 to $80.70.

Citigroup Inc NYSE: C

Market Reaction Pre-market 70.35 +1.97 (2.88%)  

Highlights

  • Consumer banking revenue rose 2% to $8.65 billion
  • Though North America retail banking and branded card revenues fell.
  • Institutional clients revenue dipped 2% to $9.24 billion,
  • Fixed income revenue up 9% to $3.2 billion
  • Equity revenue up 1% to $792 million.
  • Investment banking revenue fell 8% to $1.2 billion.

C Earnings Q3 18

Citigroup Inc NYSE: C · Q2 Earnings Recap

Earnings:

EPS of $1.63 on revenue of $18.5 billion. Ahead of forecast EPS of $1.54 and beating expected revenueof $18.43 billion.

  • Citigroup Inc NYSE: $C
  • Reaction July 13, 2018 Pre-market $67.68 ▼ 0.83 (-1.21%)

Breakdown

  • Fixed-income revenue fell 6% to $3.08 billion,
  • Equity markets revenue rose19% to $864 million.
  • Global consumer banking revenue rose 2% to $8.25 billion
  • Retail banking average loans grew 2% EPS of $1.54, a 21% gain. 

Tax Reform Affect Last Quarter

Citigroup booked a $22 billion charge to account for the tax reform changes in Q1.

Last quarter the bank said the effect on capital that regulators scrutinize was "much less significant," through CEO Michael Corbat in a statement. $C noted the annual bank "stress tests," or Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR),

"Tax reform does not change our capital return goals as we remain committed to returning at least $60 billion of capital in the current and next two CCAR cycles, subject to regulatory approval,. Tax reform not only leads to higher net income and increased returns, but also serves to strengthen our capital generation capabilities going forward."

Caution hangs over the sector as auto and student loans also overhang the banking and finance sectors. Citigroup Price trajectory over the past year has been upward, breaking out in September. The bank rally has been fueled by expectations for easier regulations including a possible repeal of DoddFrank and infrastructure spending. The Federal Reserve decision to raise rates has also helped banks.  The new surge in home prices has also buoyed optimism for the mortgage business and banks profits thereto.

Source: Citigroup, Alphastreet

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