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SunTrust (STI) Beats on Q2 Earnings, Revenues Improve Y/Y

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Have you been eager to see how SunTrust Banks, Inc. STI performed in Q2 in comparison with the market expectations? Let’s quickly scan through the key facts from this Atlanta-based commercial banking organization’s earnings release this morning:

An Earnings Beat

SunTrust came out with earnings per share of $1.49, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.30.

A rise in revenues mainly led to the earning beat.

How Was the Estimate Revision Trend?

You should note that the earnings estimate revisions for SunTrust depicted a neutral stance prior to the earnings release. The Zacks Consensus Estimate remained stable over the last seven days.

Notably, SunTrust has a decent earnings surprise history. Before posting earnings beat in Q2, the company delivered positive surprises in three of the trailing four quarters, with average beat of 6.3%.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. Price and EPS Surprise

SunTrust Banks, Inc. Price and EPS Surprise | SunTrust Banks, Inc. Quote


SunTrust posted net revenue (on FTE basis) of $2.34 billion, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.30 billion. Also, it was 3.2% above the year-ago number.

Key Q4 Statistics:

  • Net interest margin was 3.23%, up 17 basis points year over year
  • Provision for credit losses was $32 million, down 64% year over year
  • Average consumer and commercial deposits stood at $159 billion
  • Average loan held for investment were $144.2 billion
  • Common Equity Tier 1 (fully phased-in) was 9.73% as of Jun 30, 2018

What Zacks Rank Says

SunTrust currently has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). 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 SunTrust earnings report!

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