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Citi Nearly Unchanged Following Q2 Results

Citigroup Inc. C 0.42%'s second quarter profit dipped 17 percent hurt by a top line fall of 10.3 percent. However, earnings were better than expected and the revenue also came in line with the predictions.

Citigroup said its net income was $4.0 billion compared to $4.8 billion representing a fall of 17 percent while earnings dropped 18 percent to $1.24 per share from $1.51 per share in the year-ago quarter. Street estimated the company to deliver earnings of $1.10 a share.

The bank's revenues fell 10.3 percent to $17.5 billion from $19.5 billion in the previous year quarter. This was in line with the Street expectations of $17.47 billion.

The company indicated its results included CVA/DVA4 of $312 million ($196 million after-tax). Excluding CVA/DVA in the prior year period, revenues would have fallen 8% from the prior year period, and earnings per diluted share would have dipped 14 percent from $1.45 per share in the prior year period.

Citigroup's CEO, Michael Corbat, commented on the results, "These results demonstrate our ability to generate solid earnings in a challenging and volatile environment, again highlighting the resilience of our institution. Nearly all of our net income came from our core businesses and we continued to reduce non-core assets in Citi Holdings. We significantly improved our efficiency ratio, return on assets and return on tangible common equity from the first quarter."

He added, "We also grew loans in both our consumer and institutional businesses, reduced expenses, and utilized additional deferred tax assets, bringing the total utilized to $10 billion over the last four years. This utilization fuels our ability to generate regulatory capital and, with the Fed's non-objection to our capital plan, I am pleased that we will significantly increase the amount of capital returned to our shareholders over the next year."

The bank's allowance for loan losses was $12.3 billion or 1.96% of total loans, down from $14.1 billion, or 2.25% of total loans, in the corresponding period of the last year. Its total non-accrual assets of $6.3 billion dipped 6 percent whereas consumer non-accrual loans dropped 30 percent to $3.7 billion.

Citigroup's loans remained flat at $634 billion at the end of the second quarter. However, its deposits rose 3 percent to $938 billion and up 5 percent in constant dollars. In constant dollars, the company indicated its deposits grew 6 percent driven by a 5 percent increase in ICG deposits, as well as, a 2 percent growth in Global Consumer Banking (GCB) deposits.

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