Chicago-based Northern Trust Corp. posted a 28% year-over-year increase in third-quarter earnings.
Earnings allocated to common and potential common shares climbed to $353.1 million, or $1.58 per share, in the third quarter, from $276.7 million, or $1.20 per share, a year earlier.
The S&P Global Market Intelligence consensus GAAP estimate for third-quarter normalized EPS was $1.61.
Total revenue increased 10% year over year to $1.47 billion from $1.35 billion.
Net interest income grew 15% year over year to $408.2 million from $354.2 million.
Assets under custody/administration at the end of the third quarter were $10.830 trillion, up 1% from $10.713 trillion at the end of the second quarter and up 12% from $9.696 trillion at the end of the third quarter of 2017.
Net interest margin on a GAAP basis was 1.44% for the third quarter, compared to 1.45% for the linked quarter and 1.25% for the year-ago quarter.
The bank recorded a credit reserve release of $9.0 million, compared to provision for credit losses of $1.5 million in the previous quarter and a credit reserve release of $7.0 million in the year-ago quarter.
Net recoveries totaled $300,000 in the third quarter, compared to net charge-offs of $100,000 in the linked quarter and net recoveries of $1.6 million in the prior-year quarter.
At the end of the third quarter, nonperforming assets totaled $124.9 million, compared to $132.2 million in the previous quarter and $145.5 million in the prior-year quarter.