February 4, 2020 / 12:23 PM / 13 days ago

Italy's Intesa Q4 tops forecast thanks to solid revenues

MILAN, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo on Tuesday reported a higher-than-expected fourth-quarter net profit helped by robust fees and steady income from its lending business despite lower interest rates.

Net profit totalled 872 million euros ($963.30 million) in the fourth quarter, above a 760 million euro estimate in a Reuters poll of eight analysts. Revenues stood at 4.57 billion euros, ahead of a 4.38 billion euro forecast.

Its core capital ratio, one of the best in the country, stood at 14.1% at the end of the year little changed from three months earlier.

Italy’s biggest bank by number of branches said it would pay out to shareholder 80% of its annual profit or 19.2 euro cents per share versus 19.7 euro cents the previous year.

$1 = 0.9052 euros Reporting by Valentina Za; editing by James Mackenzie

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below