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SunTrust (STI) Beats on Q1 Earnings & Revenue Estimates

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Have you been eager to see how SunTrust Banks (STI - Free Report) performed in Q1 in comparison with the market expectations? Let’s quickly scan through the key facts from this Atlanta-based commercial banking organization’s earnings release this morning:

An Earnings Beat

SunTrust came out with adjusted earnings per share of $1.33, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.29.

A rise in revenues supported the results.

How Was the Estimate Revision Trend?

You should note that the earnings estimate revisions for SunTrust depicted a bearish stance prior to the earnings release. The Zacks Consensus Estimate declined nearly 1% over the past seven days.

Notably, SunTrust has a decent earnings surprise history. Before posting earnings beat in Q1, the company delivered positive surprises in three of the trailing four quarters, with average beat of 10.2%.

SunTrust Banks, Inc. Price and EPS Surprise

 

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Revenues Came in Higher Than Expected

SunTrust posted net revenues of $2.33 billion, which beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.30 billion.
   
Key Q1 Statistics:
 

  • Net interest margin was 3.27%, up 3 basis points year over year
  • Provision for credit losses was $153 million, up significantly year over year
  • Average consumer and commercial deposits stood at $159.9 billion
  • Average loans held for investment were $154.3 billion
  • Common Equity Tier 1 ratio (fully phased-in) was 9.11% as of Mar 31, 2019


What Zacks Rank Says

SunTrust currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). However, since the latest earnings performance is yet to be reflected in the estimate revisions, the rank is subject to change. While things apparently look favorable, it all depends on what sense the just-released report makes to the analysts.

(You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.)

Check back later for our full write up on this SunTrust earnings report!

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