BB & T Earnings: Here’s Why Investors Don’t Like These Results

BB & T Corp. (NYSE:BBT) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND met the revenue expectation. Shares are down 1.13%.

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BB & T Corp. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 13.11% to $0.69 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.61 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Decreased 6% to $2.46 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: BB & T Corp. reported adjusted EPS income of $0.69 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.63. It met the average revenue estimate of $2.46 billion.

Quoting Management: “We are pleased to report strong earnings for the first quarter despite a challenging environment for lending,” said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kelly S. King. “Earnings reflect a strong performance from our insurance group and a record production quarter from our mortgage group.”

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 10.25% from $2.74 billion in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 2.82% from $0.71 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.75 to a profit $0.74. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $2.94 to a profit of $2.88 over the last ninety days.

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