Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:NTRS) delivered a profit and missed Wall Street’s expectations, AND came up short on beating the revenue expectation. The revenue miss is a negative sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company.
Northern Trust Corporation Earnings Cheat Sheet
Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 7.58% to $0.71 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.66 in the year-earlier quarter.
Revenue: Decreased 7.01% to $976.4 million from the year-earlier quarter.
Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Northern Trust Corporation reported adjusted EPS income of $0.71 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.72. It missed the average revenue estimate of $999.81 million.
Quoting Management: Frederick H. Waddell, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Our financial performance in the first quarter benefited from strong new business from both personal and institutional clients, as well as higher equity markets. Trust, investment and other servicing fees, which represent 65% of our revenue, grew 10% compared to last year and assets under custody and under management grew 9% and 13%, respectively, compared to last year.
In March, we were pleased to announce a planned increase in our quarterly dividend to $0.31 per common share, and a new share repurchase authorization. These announced actions are part of our capital plan, which was reviewed without objection by the Federal Reserve, demonstrating the strength of our financial position.”
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