Deutsche Bank Shares Jump 7% as Q3 2023 Revenue Beats Expectations

Deutsche Bank Shares Jump 7% as Q3 2023 Revenue Beats Expectations

UTC by Chimamanda U. Martha · 3 min read
Deutsche Bank Shares Jump 7% as Q3 2023 Revenue Beats Expectations
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Thanks to its stellar financial performance in the third quarter, the bank has raised its full-year outlook for 2023.

Shares of German banking giant Deutsche Bank (ETR: DBK) surged by a remarkable 7% on Wednesday morning following the company’s stellar Q3 2023 performance that exceeded market expectations.

Despite an 8% decline in net profit compared to the previous year, the bank’s Q3 2023 net profit of €1.031 billion surpassed the €997 million analysts earlier predicted. Its strong financial performance makes it the thirteenth consecutive profitable quarter for the bank.

Deutsche Bank Posts Q3 Revenue

For the third quarter, the bank’s net revenues climbed by 3% to a substantial €7.1 billion year-on-year, reflecting a positive growth trend.

According to the financial earnings report, the company also experienced significant net inflows of €11 billion across its Private Bank and Asset Management units for the quarter ending September 30.

Similarly, the bank’s corporate banking business demonstrated remarkable resilience, registering a significant 21% year-on-year revenue increase, buoyed by the favorable interest rate environment. However, the investment unit faced challenges, with net revenues declining by 4% year-on-year to 2.27 billion and a 12% drop in the first nine months, amounting to 7.3 billion euros.

In terms of expenses, the noninterest expenses amounted to €5.2 billion, showing a 4% increase compared to the previous year. Despite facing inflationary pressures, the bank kept its adjusted costs at €5.0 billion, marking a commendable 2% rise. Additionally, the bank has also made notable strides in enhancing its operational efficiency, with further measures currently in progress.

Deutsche Bank Sees Robust Growth for Nine-month 2023

Further unveiling its financial performance, Deutsche Bank’s nine-month profit before tax saw a 3% increase, highlighting the growth in revenues and disciplined cost management.

The net revenues surged by 6% year-on-year, reaching an impressive €22.2 billion, while noninterest expenses climbed by 7% to €16.2 billion, encompassing nonoperating costs of €943 million. Despite inflationary pressures, the bank effectively managed to control adjusted costs, which increased by 2% to €15.3 billion.

The post-tax profit stood at €3.5 billion, showing a 6% decline due to a higher tax rate. The bank maintained a solid post-tax return on tangible equity (RoTE) of 7% and a cost/income ratio of 73%. Additionally, the adjusted post-tax RoTE reached 9%, with a more favorable cost/income ratio of 68%.

Deutsche Bank witnessed significant net inflows of €39 billion across its Private Bank and Asset Management divisions over the nine months, indicating strong investor confidence and trust in the bank’s strategies. Its Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) ratio increased to 13.9% after absorbing regulatory impacts of 38 basis points (bps) and share buybacks, signifying a robust capital management strategy.

Moreover, the bank has identified the potential to free up approximately €3 billion of capital from increased RWA reduction potential and updated Basel III estimates through 2025.

Furthermore, the bank’s capital distributions reached €1.6 billion over 2022 and the first nine months of 2023, emphasizing its dedication to providing value to its stakeholders and investors.

Full-Year Outlook

Thanks to its stellar financial performance for the quarter, the bank has raised its full-year outlook for 2023. Deutsche Bank said it is now expecting to raise €29 billion for the year.

“These results demonstrate strong and sustained business growth momentum combined with continued cost discipline. Furthermore, we have materially improved our capital outlook thanks to our strong results and focused capital efficiency measures. This gives us scope to invest in growing our Global Hausbank model, further improving returns, and increasing and accelerating distributions to our shareholders,” said Christian Sewing, Chief Executive Officer

Despite its financial performance, the company still grapples with challenges, including a challenging European business environment and persistent IT issues within its retail units.

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