JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) reported its financial results for the fiscal first quarter on Wednesday that topped analysts’ estimates for earnings and revenue. The company attributed its hawkish performance to £3.78 billion of credit reserve releases and improving economy at large.
JPMorgan shares were under 1% down in premarket trading on Wednesday. Including the price action, the stock is now trading at £111.20 per share. In comparison, the New York Stock Exchange-listed company had started the year 2021 at a lower £91.48 per share.
JPMorgan’s Q1 financial results versus analysts’ estimates
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JPMorgan said its net income in the first quarter printed at £10.39 billion that translates to £3.27 per share. In the same quarter last year, its net income was capped at £2.09 billion, or 56.69 pence per share.
Adjusted for one-time items, the investment bank earned £2.41 per share in Q1. JPMorgan valued its net revenue in the recent quarter at £24.06 billion that represents a 14% annualised growth. In the prior quarter (Q4), the New York-based firm had registered £22.07 billion of revenue.
According to FactSet, experts had forecast the company to post £22.17 billion of net revenue in the first quarter. Their estimate for adjusted per-share earnings stood at a lower £2.25.
Other prominent figures in JPMorgan’s earnings report on Wednesday include a 6% year over year increase in revenue from consumer and community banking division that was in line with the experts’ forecast. The financial services holding company saw a 46% growth in revenue from corporate and investment banking in Q1 that beat market expectations.
In separate news, tech stocks pushed S&P 500 to a record close on Tuesday.
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JPMorgan’s net interest income tanks 11% in Q1
At £9.45 billion, net interest income in the recent quarter came in 11% lower and fell shy of the FactSet consensus. CEO Jamie Dimon commented on the quarterly results on Wednesday and said:
“With all of the stimulus spending, potential infrastructure spending, continued Quantitative Easing, strong consumer and business balance sheets and euphoria around the potential end of the pandemic, we believe that the economy has the potential to have extremely robust, multi-year growth.”
JPMorgan performed downbeat in the stock market last year with an annual decline of a little under 10%. At the time of writing, it is valued at £339.57 billion and has a price to earnings ratio of 17.36.