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Bank of America Q4'20 revenue falls 10% amid decline in net interest income

Written by Jasir Jawaid

Bank of America Corp. reported fourth-quarter 2020 net income applicable to common shareholders of $5.21 billion, or 59 cents per share, compared to $6.75 billion, or 74 cents per share, in the year-ago period.


The S&P Capital IQ consensus GAAP EPS estimate for the quarter was 54 cents.


Provision for credit losses came in at $53 million, down from $941 million, reflecting a reserve release of $828 million.


Total revenue, net of interest expense, declined 10% year over year to $20.10 billion from $22.35 billion amid a 16% fall in net interest income to $10.25 billion due to lower interest rates.


Total loans and leases stood at $927.86 billion at Dec. 31, 2020, compared to $983.43 billion as of Dec. 31, 2019. Total deposits were $1.795 trillion at year end 2020, versus $1.435 trillion a year ago.


Net charge-offs as a percentage of average loans and leases outstanding were 0.38% in the most recent quarter versus 0.39% in the 2019 fourth quarter.


For the full year 2020, net income applicable to common shareholders was $16.47 billion, or $1.87 per share, compared to $26.00 billion, or $2.75 per share, in 2019.


The S&P Capital IQ consensus GAAP EPS estimate for the year was $1.78.


Bank of America said it processed about 2 million payment deferrals in 2020, of which about 77,000 were still in place as of Dec. 31, 2020.


The company also authorized the repurchase of $2.9 billion in common shares through March 31, plus buybacks to offset shares awarded under equity-based compensation plans during the same period, estimated to be approximately $300 million.


This article was published by S&P Global Market Intelligence on the S&P Capital IQ Pro platform.

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