Citigroup posted second-quarter results that benefited from a $1.1 billion boost from releasing reserves set aside for loan losses.
Here’s how the bank did:
Earnings: $2.85 a share, topping the $1.96 estimate of analysts surveyed by Refinitiv.
Revenue: $17.47 billion, edging out the $17.2 billion estimate.
What changes does Jane Fraser have in store for Citigroup?
Fraser, who officially became CEO in February, announced in April that Citigroup was exiting retail operations in 13 countries outside the U.S. to improve returns.
Now, analysts wonder what else Fraser has planned for her strategic revamp of Citigroup, the third biggest U.S. bank by assets.
Like the rest of the industry, Citigroup is expected to release some of the money it had previously set aside for anticipated defaults tied to the coronavirus pandemic. The firm may also benefit from strong Wall Street advisory activity in the quarter.
Shares of Citigroup have climbed 11% this year, compared with the 26% advance of the KBW Bank Index.
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