Jan. 14, 2014, 9:03 AM
- "It is a tough rule," says JPMorgan (JPM) CFO Marianne Lake, speaking about the Volcker rule on the earnings call. "The regulators have laid out stringent standards," but they're not expected to have a material impact on the bank's results.
- Poor mortgage banking results aren't expected to turn soon as management guides for another decline in production in Q1.
- First there was the DVA, now there's the FVA. The bank in Q4 implemented a Funding Valuation Adjustment for its OTC derivatives and structured notes, "reflecting an industry migration towards incorporating the cost or benefit of unsecured funding into valuations." It resulted in a $1.5B charge in Q4 (against total net income of $5.3B, or $1.30 per share).
- Among the quarter's bright spots is asset management: Net inflows of $23B for the Q brought AUM to $1,598T, up 12% Y/Y. Net income for the unit of $568M is up 17.6% from a year ago.
- From the pre-call call with reporters: Asked if he's considered resigning or been pressured to do so, Jamie Dimon responds, "No, no, it's all up to the board" ... "Which you chair," responded the reporter.
- Presentation slides
- Earlier JPM earnings coverage
- Shares +0.6% premarket
Jan. 14, 2014, 7:19 AM
- Excluding a number of extraordinary charges and gains, Q4 EPS was $1.40 vs. the headline $1.30, consensus $1.33, and $1.35 a year ago. Among those items is a $1.1B or $0.27 per share charge for legal expenses, including the most recent settlement for the Madoff case. Revenue of $24.1B was off 1% from a year ago.
- Consumer & Community Banking net income of $2.4B up 19% Y/Y on revenue of $11.3B, off 8%. Net interest income of $7.1B is off 3% on continuing spread compression. Noninterest revenue of $4.3B is off 17% thanks to slow mortgage business (originations of $23.3B fell 54% from last year). Boosting the unit, though, is the provision for credit losses - just $72M vs. $1.1B a year ago. Noninterest expense of $7.3B off 8% Y/Y thanks to lower mortgage servicing costs.
- Corporate & Investment Bank net income of $858M off 57% Y/Y or revenue of $6B off 21% thanks to an accounting change and the DVA. Banking revenue of $3B is off 4%. Investment banking fees of $1.7B off 3% - led by lower fixed income underwriting fees of $801M off 19%.
- CC at 8:30 ET
- Press release
- JPM -0.8% premarket
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Oct. 11, 2013, 8:58 AM
- Even as recently as a few weeks ago, JPMorgan (JPM) had no clue litigation expenses would have escalated to where they are now," says CFO Marianne Lake on the earnings call (webcast) (presentation slides) (earnings supplement). For the first time, the bank disclosed the size of its litigation reserve (otherwise known as a big fat target for lawyers), and it's $23B as of the end of Q3.
- Evercore's Andrew Marquardt calculates core earnings to be $1.55 (vs. $1.42 reported by the bank), which beat his estimate of $1.40. He notes investment banking fees gained 6% Y/Y, while FICC (trading revenue) fell an expected 8%. Yes, there's those litigation costs, but they appear closer to the end than the beginning.
- Shares +1.2% premarket.
- Earlier: Q3 results.
Oct. 11, 2013, 7:21 AM
- EPS of $1.42 excludes litigation expense and reserves of $7.2B (vs. less than $1B a year ago), or $1.85 per share and also excludes the benefit of reserve releases of $992M, or $0.26 per share.
- Dimon: "The Board continues to seek a fair and reasonable settlement with the government on mortgage-related issues and one that recognizes the extraordinary circumstances of the Bear Stearns and WAMU transactions, which were undertaken at the request or encouragement of the U.S. Government."
- Consumer & Community Banking revenue of $11.1B is off 13% Y/Y. Tipped weakness on mortgage banking doesn't disappoint, with noninterest revenue off 27%. Total mortgage originations fell 17% from Q2, but that's all refi business as purchase originations rose 15%.
- Investment banking revenue of $8.2B is off 2% Y/Y, but includes a $397M DVA charge.
- Commercial banking revenue of $1.7B is off 7% Y/Y.
- Basel Tier 1 common ratio of 10.5%
- CC at 8:30 ET.
- Q3 results, press release.
- JPM +1.4% premarket.
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- Analysts have cut their earnings estimates for the top five U.S. banks by over $1B in total, due to increasing fears about a sharp fall in trading revenue - especially from fixed-income operations - and higher legal costs.
- JPMorgan (JPM) has been particularly affected, with consensus for net income down $526M to below $5B. The company's legal woes are seen adding $2B to expenses.
- Analysts have lowered their net income for Bank of America (BAC) by $128M, for Goldman Sachs (GS) by $123M, for Morgan Stanley (MS) by $97M, and for Citigroup (C) by $210M. The latter has already reportedly told investors about a sharp drop in trading revenues.
- Banks had hoped a big September would help offset a slow summer, but that hasn't happened.
Jul. 12, 2013, 7:17 AMMore on JPMorgan (JPM) Q2 earnings: Q2 income boosted by $0.24/share by reduced loan loss reserves in real estate and credit card portfolios, and cut $0.09/share by increased litigation reserves. Dimon: Net charge-offs in credit cards near historical lows and in real estate are down more than 50% Y/Y. Consumer & Community Banking revenue off 3% Y/Y, with net interest income off 1% (NIM of 2.31% vs. 2.62% a year ago). Noninterest revenue off 7% Y/Y, though mortgage originations up 12% (but off 7% Q/Q). Basel III Tier 1 common ratio of 9.3%. Book value/share of $52.54. CC at 8:30 ET. Shares +0.5% premarket. (PR) | 1 Comment
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Apr. 12, 2013, 7:35 AMMore on JPMorgan (JPM) Q1 earnings: Is the mortgage cow fully milked? Mortgage originations of $52.7B, up 3% sequentially, up 37% Y/Y. Mortgage pretax income fell 43% Y/Y thanks to narrowing margins (expected across the industry). Mortgage application volumes down 8% sequentially, up 1% Y/Y. Book value/share of $52.02 vs. current price of $49.10. Conference call set for 8:30 ET. (presentation) (supplement) Stock now off 0.4% premarket. (PR) | Comment!
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