Have you been eager to see how BB&T Corporation BBT performed in Q2 in comparison with the market expectations? Let’s quickly scan through the key facts from this North Carolina-based diversified financial holding company’s earnings release this morning:
An Earnings Beat
BB&T came out with adjusted earnings per share of $1.12, which beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.08.
Rise in revenues was partly offset by higher expenses.
How Was the Estimate Revision Trend?
You should note that the earnings estimate revisions for BB&T depicted a pessimistic stance prior to the earnings release. The Zacks Consensus Estimate has revised slightly lower over the last 30 days.
Notably, BB&T has an impressive earnings surprise history. Before posting the earnings beat in Q2, the company delivered positive surprises in each of the prior four quarters.
BB&T Corporation Price and EPS Surprise
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Overall, on an average the company posted positive earnings surprise of 1.5% in the trailing four quarters.
Revenues Beat Expectation
BB&T posted total revenues of $3.04 billion, outpacing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.98 billion.
Key Q2 Statistics
- After considering several non-recurring items, net income available to common shareholders was $842 million or $1.09 per share
- Net interest margin was 3.42%
- Adjusted Efficiency ratio of 55.1%
- Average loans and leases held for investment were $150.5 billion
- Average deposits were $159.9 billion
- Common equity Tier 1 ratio was 10.3% as of Jun 30, 2019
What Zacks Rank Says
The estimate revisions that we discussed earlier have driven a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) for BB&T. However, since the latest earnings performance is yet to be reflected in the estimate revisions, the rank is subject to change. While things apparently look favorable, it all depends on what sense the just-released report makes to the analysts.
(You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.)
Check back later for our full write up on this BB&T earnings report later!
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