BNY Mellon reports first quarter earnings
April 17, 2019

BNY Mellon has now reported its first quarter earnings. It highlights the following items of interest.

Total revenue of US$3.9 billion, decreased 7 percent. Fee revenue decreased 9 percent

Net interest revenue decreased 8 percent. Total non-interest expense of $2.7 billion, decreased 1 percent. Continued investments in technology more than offset by lower other expenses.

Investment Services

Total revenue decreased 5 percent. Income before taxes decreased 16 percent. Assets under custody or administration of $34.5 trillion, increased 3 percent.

Investment Management

Total revenue decreased 14 percent. Income before taxes decreased 29 percent. Assets under management of $1.8 trillion, decreased 1 percent.

Returned $825 million to common shareholders. Repurchased 10.5 million common shares for $555 million. Paid dividends of $270 million to common shareholders

CEO commentary

Charlie Scharf, Chairman and CEO, said: "Our performance this quarter was mixed. Several of our fee-based metrics in investment services were consistent with recent results, while we experienced weakness in investment management and net interest income.

"The year-over-year declines in revenue and earnings per share were primarily driven by the changing mix and cost of our deposits and the impact of the prior year asset management outflows. The impact of divestitures, asset gains and the particularly strong markets and deposit balances in last year's first quarter also made the year- over-year comparison more difficult.

"Our overall expenses remained well controlled while we continued to increase our investment in technology and infrastructure."

"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 and continue to build out capabilities, which should eventually enable stronger growth.

"The strategic alliance that we announced with BlackRock Solutions is an example as common clients can immediately gain value. We have said we will work with third parties to more closely integrate the front-to-back operating model, and this is one meaningful example of how we will use our data and tools to benefit our clients, working on our own solutions and with third parties

"During the quarter, we generated more than $900 million of earnings and continued to return a significant portion of that to our shareholders. Our capital remains strong with a CET1 ratio of 11 percent. We are progressing on our priorities and remain confident in our future."





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BNY Mellon has now reported its first quarter earnings. It highlights the following items of interest.

Total revenue of US$3.9 billion, decreased 7 percent. Fee revenue decreased 9 percent

Net interest revenue decreased 8 percent. Total non-interest expense of $2.7 billion, decreased 1 percent. Continued investments in technology more than offset by lower other expenses.

Investment Services

Total revenue decreased 5 percent. Income before taxes decreased 16 percent. Assets under custody or administration of $34.5 trillion, increased 3 percent.

Investment Management

Total revenue decreased 14 percent. Income before taxes decreased 29 percent. Assets under management of $1.8 trillion, decreased 1 percent.

Returned $825 million to common shareholders. Repurchased 10.5 million common shares for $555 million. Paid dividends of $270 million to common shareholders

CEO commentary

Charlie Scharf, Chairman and CEO, said: "Our performance this quarter was mixed. Several of our fee-based metrics in investment services were consistent with recent results, while we experienced weakness in investment management and net interest income.

"The year-over-year declines in revenue and earnings per share were primarily driven by the changing mix and cost of our deposits and the impact of the prior year asset management outflows. The impact of divestitures, asset gains and the particularly strong markets and deposit balances in last year's first quarter also made the year- over-year comparison more difficult.

"Our overall expenses remained well controlled while we continued to increase our investment in technology and infrastructure."

"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 and continue to build out capabilities, which should eventually enable stronger growth.

"The strategic alliance that we announced with BlackRock Solutions is an example as common clients can immediately gain value. We have said we will work with third parties to more closely integrate the front-to-back operating model, and this is one meaningful example of how we will use our data and tools to benefit our clients, working on our own solutions and with third parties

"During the quarter, we generated more than $900 million of earnings and continued to return a significant portion of that to our shareholders. Our capital remains strong with a CET1 ratio of 11 percent. We are progressing on our priorities and remain confident in our future."



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