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M&T Bank (MTB) Q3 Earnings Miss on High Provisions

Have you been eager to see how M&T Bank CorporationMTB performed in Q3 in comparison with the market expectations? Let's quickly scan through the key facts from this New York-based major bank's earnings release this morning:

An Earnings Miss

M&T Bank came out with earnings per share of $1.93 for third-quarter 2015, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.01.

Results were primarily affected by higher provision for credit losses, partially offset by top line growth.

How Was the Estimate Revision Trend?

You should note that the earnings estimate for M&T Bank was stable prior to the earnings release. The Zacks Consensus Estimate remained unchanged at $2.01 over the last 7 days.

Revenue Came In Lower Than Expected

M&T Bank posted revenues of $1.13 billion which missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.15 billion. However, it compared favorably with the year-ago number of $1.12 billion.

Key Takeaways

  • Provision for credit losses : $44 million, up 52% year over year.

  • Non-interest expense : $653.8 million, down 2% year over year.

  • Net operating income : $282.9 million, up 1% year over year.

Regarding the company's merger deal with Hudson City Bancorp, Inc., Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of M&T Bank, Rene F. Jones, mentioned, "We have quickly resumed working on our merger with Hudson City, and will soon be positioned with our new colleagues to bring the full array of M&T's banking products and services to the communities across New Jersey."

What Zacks Rank Says

The estimate revisions that we discussed earlier have driven a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) for M&T Bank. However, since the latest earnings performance is yet to be reflected in the estimate revisions, the rank is subject to change. Now, it all depends on what sense the just-released report makes to the analysts.

Check back later for our full write up on this M&T Bank earnings report!

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