JPM, WFC Q1 Earnings Beat Overshadowed by Net Interest Income Concerns
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JPM, WFC Q1 Earnings Beat Overshadowed by Net Interest Income Concerns

Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase beat Q1 earnings expectations but saw a decline in net interest income.
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Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase reported their first-quarter earnings results on Friday, surpassing analysts’ expectations on both earnings per share and revenue.

Wells Fargo posted an adjusted EPS of $1.26, beating the anticipated $1.11, while JPMorgan’s EPS stood at $4.44, with a total profit of $13.42 billion. Wells Fargo’s revenue reached $20.86 billion, exceeding the projected $20.20 billion, and JPMorgan’s full-year net interest income forecast was adjusted to $89 billion.

WFC, JPM Report Decline in Net Interest Income for Q1

Despite the strong earnings, both banks experienced a decline in net interest income. Wells Fargo saw an 8% decrease due to higher funding costs and a shift to higher-yielding deposit products. JPMorgan’s net interest income for Q1 was $23.1 billion, an 11% increase from the previous year but a decrease from last quarter’s $24 billion.

Wells Fargo’s net interest income decline was anticipated due to environmental pressures, but the bank outperformed some cautious estimates thanks to other income offsets.

On the other hand, JPMorgan’s net interest income precisely matched analysts’ expectations, indicating accurate market predictions and aligning with the bank’s guidance.

Wells Fargo and JPM Stocks Dip in Premarket

In pre-market trading, Wells Fargo’s stock opened at $56.98 and dipped to $56.50 at the time of writing, a decrease of about 0.34%, while JPMorgan’s stock dropped from a close of $195.43 to $190.83, a 2.35% decrease.

Throughout the day, Wells Fargo’s stock fluctuated between $55.62 and $57.00, while JPMorgan traded from $193.24 to $196.57.

Year-to-date, Wells Fargo’s stock has increased more than 15%, outperforming the S&P 500’s 9% gain. JPMorgan’s stock movement, on the other hand, reflected broader market trends and was notably influenced by net interest income forecasts.

Disclaimer: The author does not hold or have a position in any securities discussed in the article.