Have you been eager to see how State Street (STT - Free Report) performed in Q1 in comparison with the market expectations? Let’s quickly scan through the key facts from this MA -based popular company’s earnings release this morning:
An Earnings Beat
State Street came out with adjusted earnings of $1.24 per share, which beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.19.
Lower adjusted expenses supported the results.
How Was the Estimate Revision Trend?
You should note that the earnings estimate revisions for State Street depicted a bearish stance prior to the earnings release. The Zacks Consensus Estimate moved 3.3% downward over the past seven days.
Nonetheless, State Street has an impressive earnings surprise history. Before posting the earnings beat in Q1, the company delivered positive surprises in three of the trailing four quarters, with an average beat of 1.2%.
Revenue Came in Higher than Expected
State Street posted revenues of $2.93 billion, which beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.91 billion. However, the figure was 4.1% down from the prior-year quarter.
Key Q1 Statistics
- Including notable items, earnings came in at $1.18 per share
- Expenses increased 1.1% year over year to $2.29 billion
- New expense savings plan achieved $78 million in savings
- Assets under custody and administration were $32.6 trillion as of Mar 31, 2019
- Assets under management were $2.8 trillion as of Mar 31, 2019
- Returned roughly $480 million to shareholders, consisting of $300 million worth of share repurchases and nearly $180 million in dividends
What Zacks Rank Says
The estimate revisions that we discussed earlier have driven a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) for State Street. However, is since the latest earnings performance 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 State Street earnings report!
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