TD AMERITRADE Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Excited Now

TD AMERITRADE Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:AMTD) delivered a profit and met Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are up 0.99%.

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TD AMERITRADE Holding Corporation Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 4% to $0.26 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.25 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 0.65% to $679 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: TD AMERITRADE Holding Corporation reported adjusted EPS income of $0.26 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $0.26. It beat the average revenue estimate of $674.49 million.

Quoting Management: “Halfway through fiscal 2013, following the two best quarters for asset gathering in our history, we have gathered a record $29 billion in net new client assets. In addition, we have increased our market fee-based revenue for the first six months by 32 percent year-over-year and kept our expenses well in check,” said Fred Tomczyk, president and chief executive officer. “While retail investor sentiment has improved, a large number of investors remain cautious in this environment, and yet we continue to execute well against our strategy and on the items we can control.”

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Revenue increased 72.34% from $394 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased 3.7% from $0.27 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.29 to a profit $0.3. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $1.06 to a profit of $1.11 over the last ninety days.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)