Fifth Third's Profit Declines as Noninterest Expenses Climb 24%

Date : 07/23/2019 @ 12:25PM
Source : Dow Jones News
Stock : Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB)
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Fifth Third's Profit Declines as Noninterest Expenses Climb 24%

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   By Allison Prang 
 

Fifth Third Bancorp's (FITB) profit fell as the company's expenses and provision for credit losses increased and noninterest income fell.

Net income was $453 million, down 25% from the comparable quarter a year prior. Earnings were 57 cents a share, down from 82 cents a share. Analysts polled by FactSet were expecting 63 cents a share.

Revenue rose 8.1% to $1.91 billion. Analysts were expecting $1.9 billion. Noninterest income fell 11% while net interest income on a fully taxable equivalent basis rose 22%.

Fifth Third's provision for credit losses was $85 million up from $14 million. Its provision fell from $90 million in the first quarter.

Noninterest expenses rose 24%. Technology and communication costs more than doubled to $136 million up from $67 million a year earlier. The company said total merger-related costs -- which include $49 million in technology and communications expense -- were $109 million, up from $2 million a year earlier.

Fifth Third's net interest margin was 3.37%, an increase of 16 basis points year over year and up nine basis points from the first quarter. Its adjusted net interest margin, not including a purchase accounting accretion from MB Financial's non-purchase credit impaired loan portfolio, was 3.32%, up 11 basis points year over year and up four basis points from the first quarter.

 

Write to Allison Prang at allison.prang@wsj.com

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

July 23, 2019 07:10 ET (11:10 GMT)

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