RBS's FY12 operating profit of £3.462B was about inline with expectations, but a miss - says...

|By:, SA News Editor
RBS's FY12 operating profit of £3.462B was about inline with expectations, but a miss - says Nomura - if backing out Libor-related cost adjustments and gains on government bond holdings. The Basel 3 capital ratio of 7.7% vs. company plans for 9% this year and 10% in 2014 means dividend discussions can be postponed. At 9.2x core EPS, the stock looks rich, say the analysts. Shares -5.6% premarket.