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Ally Financial (ALLY) Beats Q1 Earnings, Revenues Grow Y/Y

Have you been eager to see how Ally Financial Inc.ALLY performed in Q1 in comparison with the market expectations? Let's quickly scan through the key facts from this Detroit, Michigan-based automotive financial services company's earnings release this morning:

An Earnings Beat

Ally Financial came out with adjusted earnings of 68 cents per share, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 66 cents.

Higher revenues were largely responsible for improved earnings.

How Was the Estimate Revision Trend?

You should note that the earnings estimate revisions for Ally Financial depicted a neutral stance prior to the earnings release. The Zacks Consensus Estimate remained stable over the last 30 days.

Before posting the earnings beat in Q1, the company delivered positive surprises in three of the trailing four quarters, with an average beat of 10%.

Ally Financial Inc. Price and EPS Surprise

Ally Financial Inc. Price and EPS Surprise | Ally Financial Inc. Quote

Lower-than-Expected Revenues

Ally Financial posted total net revenues of $1.40 billion, which lagged the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.45. However, it was above the prior-year quarter figure of $1.38 billion.

Key Statistics

  • Consumer auto originations of $9.5 billion in the quarter
  • Retail deposits grew $3.7 billion in the quarter
  • Net financing revenue of $1.05 billion, up 7.2% year over year

What Zacks Rank Says

The estimate revisions that we discussed earlier have driven a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) for Ally Financial. However, since the latest earnings performance is yet to be reflected in the estimate revisions, the rank is subject to change. While things apparently look favorable, it all depends on what sense the just-released report makes to the analysts.

(You can see the complete list of today's Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stocks here .)

Check back later for our full write up on this Ally Financial earnings report!

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