Charles Schwab (SCHW) Beats Q3 Income and Revenue Expectations

Jacob Harper  |

Shares of brokerage and investment firm Charles Schwab Corp. ($SCHW) were up over 7 percent in early trading after issuing a before-the-bell third quarter earnings report that showed the company beat both revenue and profit estimates for the quarter.

The San Francisco-based discount brokerage house saw revenues rise nearly 15 percent from the same quarter last year. Sterne Agee analysts Jason Weyeneth and Alex Levine attributed the revenue increase to reigned-in spending and stronger than anticipated interest income.

Weyenth and Levine did caution, however, that the market might be acting a little too exuberantly concerning the beat, and expressed concern over Charles Schwab’s “stretched valuation.” Following the earnings report, shares of the company rose to their highest level since before the Great Recession.

CFO Joe Martinetto said the company is keeping outlook for the rest of the year unchanged, “assuming an ongoing economic recovery.” Marnietto continued: “We expect our 2013 revenue growth will outpace expenses by approximately 100 to 200 basis points, helping us to achieve a pre-tax profit margin of at least 30% and earnings per share in the mid-$.70s for the year.”

For the third fiscal quarter, Charles Schwab reported net income of $282 million, or $0.22 per share, versus the $238 million, or $0.19 per share, from the same period a year ago. Revenue for the quarter was $1.37 billion, as compared to $1.34 million from the previous year. Analysts were expecting a profit of $0.10 per share on revenues of $1.34 billion.

After spiking in early trading, shares of Charles Schwab corrected slightly, and were trading at $23.26 a share midday, for a gain of 5.68 percent. Charles Schwab is up 45.95 percent on the year.

 

(image courtesy of Flickr)

DISCLOSURE: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors, and do not represent the views of equities.com. Readers should not consider statements made by the author as formal recommendations and should consult their financial advisor before making any investment decisions. To read our full disclosure, please go to: http://www.equities.com/disclaimer

Companies

Symbol Name Price Change % Volume
SCHW Charles Schwab Corporation (The) 41.19 -0.24 -0.58 7,750,642 Trade
IDXAF Idex As Ord 0.45 0.00 0.00 0

Comments

Watchlist

Symbol Last Price Change % Change
AAPL

     
AMZN

     
HD

     
JPM

     
IBM

     
BA

     
WMT

     
DIS

     
XOM

     

Can the Media Solve the Partisan Conflict?

Andrew McCarthy, Contributing Editor, The National Review; Michael Zeldin, CNN Legal Analyst; Celeste Katz, Senior Political Reporter, Glamour; Silvia Davi, SVP, Contributing Editor, Equities.com; and Doug Simon, CEO, D S Simon Media discuss how the media’s role has shaped the landscape for communicators and what the media is trying to do to reduce discord in society.

Emerging Growth

MGX Minerals Inc.

MGX Minerals is a diversified Canadian mining company listed on the Canadian Securities Exchange. MGX is engaged in the acquisition and development of industrial mineral deposits in western Canada that…