July 15 (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc reported a 7% rise in quarterly profit on Monday as lower costs and strength in consumer lending helped the Wall Street bank counter weakness in its trading business.
Net income rose to $4.80 billion, or $1.95 per share, in the second quarter, from $4.50 billion, or $1.63 per share, a year earlier. The quarter included a one-time gain of 12 cents per share related to Citi’s investment in electronic trading company TradeWeb.
Revenue rose 2% to $18.76 billion, while expenses fell 2%.
Analysts were looking for a profit of $1.80 per share and revenue of $18.49 billion, according to IBES data from Refinitiv. It was not immediately clear if the reported numbers were comparable with the estimates.
Citi is the first major bank to report second-quarter earnings. Wall Street titans JPMorgan Chase & Co, Bank of America Corp and Goldman Sachs are scheduled to report later in the week. (Reporting by Imani Moise in New York and Sweta Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)