After the market close today, the financial services company reported earnings of $1.58 per share, while analysts were expecting earnings of $1.61 per share.
Revenue rose by 5% year-over-year to $6.2 billion, higher than analysts forecasts for revenue of $6.11 billion.
Total deposits rose by 2% to $217.7 billion, the company said in a statement.
Additionally, domestic card loans rose by 8% and commercial banking loans rose 21% during the quarter, according to Capital One.
"The headline for 2015 was industry-leading growth in Domestic Card loans and purchase volumes," CEO Richard Fairbank said in a statement on Tuesday. "Our 2015 results and the choices that drove them have put us in a strong position to deliver attractive shareholder returns, driven by growth and sustainable returns at the higher end of banks, as well as significant capital distribution, subject to regulatory approval."
Separately, recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.
TheStreet Ratings rates this stock as a "buy" with a ratings score of B-. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.
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