Citigroup Inc. today reported net income for the fourth quarter 2013 of $2.7 billion, or $0.85 per diluted share, on revenues of $17.8 billion. This compared to net income of $1.2 billion, or $0.38 per diluted share, on revenues of $17.9 billion for the fourth quarter 2012.
CVA/DVA was a negative $164 million ($100 million after-tax) in the fourth quarter, mainly resulting from the improvement in Citigroup’s credit spreads, compared to negative $485 million ($301 million after-tax) in the prior year period. Excluding CVA/DVA, fourth quarter revenues were $17.9 billion, down 2% from the prior year period. Fourth quarter 2013 results also included a $189 million after-tax benefit related to the divestiture of Citi’s Credicard business in Brazil, while results in the prior year period included a $1.0 billion repositioning charge ($653 million after-tax). Excluding CVA/DVA, the impact of the Credicard divestiture in the fourth quarter 2013 and the fourth quarter 2012 repositioning charge, 6 earnings were $0.82 per diluted share, up 19% from the prior year period.
Michael Corbat, Citigroup’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “Although we didn’t finish the year as strongly as we would have liked, we made substantial progress toward our key priorities in 2013. Having grown our operating net income by 15% over 2012, we achieved our highest amount of net income since before the financial crisis. We accelerated our growth in capital and ended the fourth quarter with an estimated Basel III Tier 1 Common ratio of 10.5%, exceeding our target for the year. We also grew loans in our core businesses by 7%, utilized $2.4 billion of our deferred tax assets, and reduced the assets in Citi Holdings by 25% while cutting its annual loss in half. In addition, we improved our efficiency by executing on the repositioning actions announced at the end of 2012, reducing expenses and growing revenues. We enter 2014 as a strong and stable institution that is committed to achieving our 2015 financial targets and our objective of returning capital to our shareholders.”