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BNP Paribas misses This autumn market expectations, raises 2025 targets By Reuters



© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: BNP Paribas is seen on this illustration taken, Could 1, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

By Mathieu Rosemain and Matthieu Protard

PARIS (Reuters) – BNP Paribas (OTC:), the euro zone’s largest lender, posted a lower-than-expected internet revenue within the fourth quarter, as a leap of its value of danger and better working bills offset a increase in its buying and selling gross sales.

The financial institution, nonetheless, raised its 2025 targets and introduced a 5 billion-euro share buyback program in 2023.

Within the three months to finish December, internet revenue fell by 6.7% from a yr earlier to 2.15 billion euros ($2.31 billion). This missed the two.37 billion-euro imply estimate of six analysts compiled by Refinitiv.

The lower notably stemmed from a 52% leap from a yr earlier in the price of danger — cash put aside for failing loans — to 773 million euros.

Distinctive working bills on restructuring prices and IT reinforcement additionally weighed on fourth-quarter earnings, the financial institution stated.

The group cited the present context of upper inflation and rising rates of interest to clarify the hike in provisions for a few of its much less dangerous loans in 2022.

BNP Paribas stated, nonetheless, that its value of danger was nonetheless low, including that its core tier one ratio – a measure of a financial institution’s capacity to face up to shocks – stood at 12.3% on the finish of December.


The solvency ratio has notably benefited from the sale of the group’s U.S. retail enterprise Financial institution of the West for $16.3 billion. The transaction, closed on Feb. 1, will fund the majority of the 5 billion-euro share buyback, the French financial institution stated.

The buyback is about to be accomplished in two tranches with a primary one price 2.54 billion euros that has been submitted to the European Central Financial institution, BNP stated in its assertion.

The proceeds from the Financial institution of the West sale, mixed with expectations of greater than 2 billion euros in added revenues from the rise in rates of interest, led BNP Paribas to lift its 2025 targets.

It now sees a median annual development in internet revenue of greater than 9% between 2022 and 2025, up from its earlier forecast of greater than 7%. It additionally expects a return on tangible fairness (ROTE) of round 12%, in comparison with a earlier goal of greater than 11%.

($1 = 0.9326 euros)



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