Bank of New York Mellon
Shares of Bank of New York Mellon (BK) rose 5.5% to close at $24.86, after the trust and custody giant reported third-quarter earnings applicable to common shareholders of $720 million, or 61 cents a share, beating the consensus estimate of a 54-cent profit, among analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.
Earnings increased from 466 million, or 39 cents a share, during the second quarter (which included a $212 (18 cents a share) after-tax litigation charge), and $651 million, or 53 cents a share, during the third quarter of 2011.
Third-quarter revenue also came in ahead of expectations, totaling $3.675 billion, increasing from $3.579 billion the previous quarter, and $3.683 billion, a year earlier.
The company's third-quarter return on tangible common equity was a strong 22%.Bank of New York Mellon bought back $288 worth of common shares during the third quarter, and the company's estimated Basel III Tier 1 common equity ratio was a solid 9.3% as of Sept. 30. Jefferies analyst Ken Usdin called the company's third-quarter results a "decent beat" that was "supportive of [the] 2013 consensus," and said that although "some may view the run-rate as unsustainable given overearning in fixed income/seed capital gains, we peg the EPS run-rate as no worse than the mid-$0.50's." Usdin estimated that excluding one-time items, Bank of New York Mellon's third-quarter operating profit was 57 cents a share, and noted that "investment & other income and FX & other (driven by fixed income trading) came in much stronger than expected, which may not be sustainable." Usdin rates Bank of New York Mellon a "Hold," with a $25 price target. Bank of New York Mellon's shares have now returned 27% year-to-date, following a 33% decline during 2011. The shares trade for 10.5 times the consensus 2013 EPS estimate of $2.38. Based on a quarterly payout of 13 cents, the shares have a dividend yield of 2.09%. BK data by YCharts
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