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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

-=BNY Mellon (BK) reported earnings on Wed 17 Apr 2019 (b/o)

BNY Mellon misses by $0.02, misses on revs  
  • Reports Q1 (Mar) earnings of $0.94 per share, $0.02 worse than the S&P Capital IQ Consensus of $0.96; revenues fell 6.7% year/year to $3.9 bln vs the $4.01 bln S&P Capital IQ Consensus.
(Reuters) - Bank of New York Mellon Corp said on Wednesday it expects net interest revenue to decline again in the current quarter as the world's largest custodian bank pays higher interest rates to attract deposits, sending its shares down 9 percent.
The U.S. Federal Reserve in March did an about-turn on its campaign to raise interest rates and now sees no hikes this year on risks to the economy from a global slowdown.
"While the current expectations for the yield curve will likely negatively impact our revenue growth for the next several quarters, we will remain disciplined on expenses..," said Chief Executive Officer Charlie Scharf.
Scharf said competition for deposits was still high, and that the bank expected the rate it paid on deposits to increase a little.
The bank, which gets bulk of its revenue from managing money of clients such as big banks and hedge funds, said it expects second-quarter net interest revenue to fall between 3 percent and 5 percent, from the prior quarter.
Net interest revenue fell 8.5 percent to $841 million in the first quarter from a year earlier.
"We see flat revenues for BNY in 2019, and additional pressure on the company and its new(ish) CEO to produce more measurable turnaround results," said Cathy Seifert, an analyst with CFRA Research.
BNY also posted its first quarterly profit miss in two years, as calmer markets in the first three months of the year after a volatile December led to a slowdown in client activity, causing a 9 percent drop in fee revenue to $3.03 billion.
The company's asset servicing revenue fell 7.4 percent to $1.41 billion, while asset management revenue dropped 17 percent to $637 million.
Overall revenue fell 6.7 percent to $3.90 billion, missing analysts' average estimate of $4 billion, according to IBES data from Refinitiv.
The bank's weak revenue overwhelmed its management of expenses, said Susan Roth Katzke, an analyst at Credit Suisse.

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