KeyCorp (KEY) Meets Q3 Earnings Estimates, Revenues Up Y/Y

Have you been eager to see how KeyCorpKEY performed in Q3 in comparison with the market expectations? Let's quickly scan through the key facts from this Cleveland-based bank-oriented financial services company's earnings release this morning:

In Line Earnings

KeyCorp came out with adjusted earnings per share of 35 cents in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate.

Rise in revenue supported the results.

How Was the Estimate Revision Trend?

You should note that the earnings estimate revisions for KeyCorp depicted a neutral stance prior to the earnings release. The Zacks Consensus Estimate remained stable over the lastsevendays.

KeyCorp has a decent earnings surprise history. The company delivered positive surprises in three quarters of the prior four quarters, with average beat of 9.1%.

KeyCorp Price and EPS Surprise

KeyCorp Price and EPS Surprise | KeyCorp Quote

Revenue Came In Lower Than Expected

KeyCorp posted total revenues of $1.55 billion, which lagged the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.56 billion. However, the figure was above the year-ago figure.

Key Stats to Note:

  • Net interest margin up 30 basis point year over year to 3.15%
  • Provision for credit losses fell 13.6% from the year-ago quarter to $51 million
  • Average loans were $86.8 billion
  • Average deposits stood at $103.1 billion

What Zacks Rank Says

The estimate revisions that we discussed earlier have driven a Zacks Rank #4 (Sell) for KeyCorp. 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 #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here .)

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

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