Credit score Suisse earnings This fall 2019
The Swiss lender reported a internet revenue of three.four billion Swiss francs ($3.48 billion) for 2019. For the ultimate quarter of the yr, the Swiss financial institution posted a internet revenue of 852 million Swiss francs.
Analysts had estimated a internet revenue of 838.5 million Swiss francs for the fourth quarter and three.2 billion Swiss francs for the yr.
Listed below are another highlights for the yr:
- Web revenues reached 22.four billion Swiss francs, vs 20.9 billion Swiss francs in 2018.
- Working bills rose 1% from 2018 to 17.four billions Swiss francs.
- Return on tangible fairness hit 9% in 2019, vs 5% in 2018.
- Its CET1 ratio stood at 12.7%, vs 12.6% on the finish of 2018.
“We’ve got began the yr strongly throughout all of our divisions, and consequently, are cautiously optimistic concerning the prospects for the yr forward,” the financial institution mentioned in an announcement.
Credit score Suisse additionally mentioned it needs to develop its revenues in wealth administration in 2020, improve profitability additional and hold “value self-discipline.”
The financial institution is proposing a money dividend of 0.2776 Swiss francs per share for the monetary yr of 2019. Credit score Suisse shares are up by 12% over the previous yr.
The Swiss financial institution stunned buyers final week when saying that CEO Tidjane Thiam is leaving the highest place, efficient from Friday. His resignation got here after a drawn-out spying scandal on the financial institution.
A former Credit score Suisse government, Iqbal Khan, was adopted by personal contractors in a bid to determine whether or not he was poaching colleagues and shoppers to hitch him at UBS.
An inside investigation by legislation agency Homburger mentioned there was “zero proof” that Thiam had been concerned within the surveillance scheme. Nonetheless, this probe led to the exit of Pierre-Oliver, the financial institution’s chief working officer, and raised questions as to how Thiam was unaware of the surveillance on Khan. Swiss regulator FINMA continues to be investigating the incident.
Studies counsel there is a energy wrestle between the financial institution’s chairman, Urs Rohner, and Thiam. Whereas shareholders appear to have supported the work of Thiam as CEO, Credit score Suisse’s board voted unanimously to maintain Rohner.
Chatting with CNBC final week, Vontobel Senior Analyst Andreas Venditti mentioned the announcement would seemingly assist to “calm issues down” however went “completely towards” the “very express assist statements” from shareholders.
Thomas Gottstein, who’s been main the Swiss unit of Credit score Suisse, will take over as CEO. Thiam mentioned in an announcement Thursday. “I’m pleased with what Credit score Suisse has achieved throughout my tenure. We’ve got turned Credit score Suisse round, and our 2019 outcomes present we might be sustainably worthwhile.”