UBS 1Q24 net profit of USD 1.8bn and underlying PBT of USD 2.6bn; integration priorities on track (Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Article 53 of the SIX Exchange Regulation Listing Rules)

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Key highlights (Graphic: UBS Group AG)

Key highlights (Graphic: UBS Group AG)

UBS (NYSE:UBS) (SWX:UBSN):

Key highlights

  • 1Q24 PBT of USD 2.4bn and underlying1 PBT of USD 2.6bn reflecting our commitment to stay close to clients and the execution of our restructuring plans at pace; significant positive operating leverage with underlying revenue growth of 15% QoQ and underlying operating expenses reduction of 5% QoQ; net profit of USD 1.8bn
  • Continued franchise strength and client momentum with net new assets of USD 27bn in Global Wealth Management and increased transaction activity levels across Global Wealth Management, Personal & Corporate Banking and the Investment Bank
  • Non-core and Legacy RWA reduced by USD 16bn, mainly from active unwinds; underlying operating expenses declined 26% QoQ reflecting significant progress in our cost reduction plans; revenues of USD 1bn
  • Achieved USD ~1bn of additional gross cost savings, majority reflected in 1Q24 underlying operating expenses
  • CET1 capital ratio of 14.8% and CET1 leverage ratio of 4.9%; RWA of USD 526bn with USD 20bn QoQ decrease, allowing execution of our 2024 capital return targets
  • Merger of UBS AG and Credit Suisse AG expected on 31 May 2024; transition to a single US intermediate holding company planned for 2Q24 and the merger of UBS Switzerland AG and Credit Suisse (Schweiz) AG entities continues to be planned for 3Q24, all subject to remaining regulatory approvals
  • UBS named top employer for business students in Switzerland, according to the Universum Most Attractive Employer rankings 2024

“A little over a year ago, we were asked to play a critical role in stabilizing the Swiss and global financial systems through the acquisition of Credit Suisse and we are delivering on our commitments. This quarter marks the return to reported net profits and further capital accretion – a testament to the strength of our business and client franchises and our ability to deliver significant progress on our integration plans while actively optimizing our financial resources.” Sergio P. Ermotti, Group CEO

Selected financials for 1Q24

Profit before tax 

2.4

USD bn

Cost/income ratio 

80.5

%

RoCET1 capital 

9.0

%

Net profit 

1.8

USD bn

CET1 capital ratio 

14.8

%

 

Underlying1 profit before tax 

2.6

USD bn

Underlying1 cost/income ratio 

77.2

%

Underlying1 RoCET1 capital 

9.6

%

Diluted EPS 

0.52

USD

CET1  leverage ratio 

4.9

%

Information in this news release is presented for UBS Group AG on a consolidated basis unless otherwise specified.

1 Underlying results exclude items of profit or loss that management believes are not representative of the underlying performance. Underlying results are a non-GAAP financial measure and alternative performance measure (APM). Refer to “Group Performance” and “Appendix-Alternative Performance Measures” in the financial report for the first quarter of 2024 for a reconciliation of underlying to reported results and definitions of the APMs.

Group summary

Return to reported pre- and post-tax profitability

In 1Q24, we reported PBT of USD 2,376m and underlying PBT of USD 2,617m, with 15% QoQ growth in underlying revenues alongside 5% QoQ reduction in underlying operating expenses, resulting in significant positive operating leverage. Net profit attributable to shareholders was USD 1,755m.

Total reported revenues reached USD 12.7bn. Group underlying revenues of USD 12.0bn were driven by strong sequential gains in GWM, IB and NCL, and included a net gain from the conclusion of agreements relating to the former Credit Suisse securitized products group as previously communicated. Group operating expenses decreased 11% QoQ to USD 10,257m, or 5% QoQ on an underlying basis to USD 9,236m, with the largest reductions in NCL, GWM and IB.

Continued franchise strength and client momentum

We remain focused on serving our clients. This was evidenced by USD 27bn of net new assets, with strong contributions from the Americas, Switzerland and APAC, as well as net new fee generating assets of USD 18bn and USD 8bn of net new deposits in GWM in the quarter.

We also saw client demand in AM, with USD 21bn of net new money including money market flows. Deposit balances in P&C in Swiss francs remained roughly stable, with inflows in personal banking largely offset by outflows in corporate balances with lower liquidity value.

In the IB, we carried positive momentum in Global Banking with underlying revenues up by 52% YoY to USD 584m as we outperformed fee pools in all regions, most notably in the US where Banking now contributes a third of total IB revenues, up from less than 20% a year ago.

On track with cost and balance sheet reduction plans, supporting delivery of integration priorities

We continue to execute our integration plans at pace. In 1Q24, we realized an additional USD ~1bn in gross cost savings, for a total of USD ~5bn in annualized exit rate gross cost savings vs. FY22 combined, nearly 40% of our 2026 exit-rate ambition of USD ~13bn. We aim to achieve another USD ~1.5bn in gross cost savings by the end of 2024.

We made substantial progress in reducing the NCL portfolio. RWA decreased by USD 16bn QoQ as we accelerated the wind-down of several complex and longer-dated positions. LRD declined USD 49bn QoQ. Underlying operating expenses decreased 26% QoQ, mainly driven by our good progress in taking out costs and streamlining our operations. We remain focused on accelerating position exits in a manner that continues to optimize value.

We expect to complete the merger of UBS AG and Credit Suisse AG on 31 May 2024, subject to remaining regulatory approvals. The transition to a single US intermediate holding company is planned for the second quarter of 2024, and the merger of Credit Suisse (Schweiz) AG and UBS Switzerland AG continues to be planned for the third quarter of 2024, both also subject to remaining regulatory approvals. These critical milestones will facilitate the migration of clients onto UBS platforms beginning later this year, and unlock the next phase of the cost, capital, funding and tax benefits from the second half of 2024, and by the end of 2025 and into 2026.

Significant progress on financial resources optimization for sustainably higher returns

We made significant progress in reducing financial resource consumption across the bank, with USD 20bn decline in Group RWA to USD 526bn in 1Q24, primarily driven by the active run-down of NCL and balance sheet management initiatives across the core businesses as well as currency effects.

On 6 May 2024 we repaid CHF 9bn of the ELA central bank liquidity facility. We have now repaid a total of CHF 29bn and expect to repay the remaining CHF 9bn in the coming months.

Maintained a balance sheet for all seasons

The CET1 capital ratio was 14.8% and the CET1 leverage ratio was 4.9%, allowing execution of our 2024 capital return targets. At the end of the quarter, LCR stood at 220% and NSFR at 126%.

Outlook

Although monetary easing is expected in the Eurozone, the US and Switzerland, the timing and magnitude of rate cuts by central banks are unclear, as inflation remains above their target range. In addition, the ongoing geopolitical tensions, combined with consequential elections in several major economies, continue to create uncertainty regarding the macroeconomic and geopolitical outlooks.

In the second quarter of 2024, we expect a low-to-mid single-digit decline in net interest income in Global Wealth Management, due to moderately lower lending and deposit volumes and lower interest rates in Switzerland, partly offset by additional revenues, primarily from higher US dollar rates, combined with our repricing efforts. We expect a mid-to-high single-digit decrease in net interest income in Personal & Corporate Banking in US dollar terms, as the Swiss central bank’s interest rate cut in March 2024 takes effect for a full quarter. In line with our strategy to actively reduce assets and costs in Non-core and Legacy, we continue to expect revenues in the closing out of any positions to approximately reflect their current book value. We also expect our reported revenues to include around USD 0.6bn of pull-to-par and other PPA accretion effects, while we incur around USD 1.3bn of integration-related expenses. The tax rate for the second quarter is expected to return to more elevated levels, with our effective tax rate still expected to be around 40% by the end of 2024.

In addition to executing on our integration plans, we will remain focused on serving our clients, following through on our strategy, investing in our people and remaining a pillar of economic support in the communities where we live and work.

First quarter 2024 performance overview – Group

Group PBT USD 2,376m, underlying PBT USD 2,617m

PBT of USD 2,376m included PPA effects and other integration items of USD 779m and integration-related expenses and PPA effects of USD 1,021m. Underlying PBT was USD 2,617m, including credit loss expenses of USD 106m. The cost/income ratio was 80.5% and the underlying cost/income ratio was 77.2%. Net profit attributable to shareholders was USD 1,755m, with diluted earnings per share of USD 0.52. Return on CET1 capital was 9.0%, and 9.6% on an underlying basis.

Global Wealth Management (GWM) PBT USD 1,102m, underlying PBT USD 1,272m

Total revenues increased 28% to USD 6,143m, largely driven by the consolidation of Credit Suisse revenues, and included USD 234m of PPA effects and other integration items. Excluding these effects, underlying total revenues were USD 5,909m. Net credit loss releases were USD 3m, compared with net expenses of USD 15m in the first quarter of 2023. Operating expenses increased 42% to USD 5,044m, largely due to the consolidation of Credit Suisse expenses, and included integration-related expenses of USD 402m and higher financial advisor compensation. Excluding integration-related expenses and PPA effects of USD 404m, underlying operating expenses were USD 4,640m. The cost/income ratio was 82.1% and the underlying cost/income ratio was 78.5%. Invested assets increased 3% sequentially to USD 4,023bn. Net new assets were USD 27.4bn.

Personal & Corporate Banking (P&C) PBT CHF 859m, underlying PBT CHF 774m

Total revenues increased 81% to CHF 2,139m, mainly due to the consolidation of Credit Suisse revenues, and included CHF 226m of PPA effects and other integration items. The remaining increase largely reflected increases across net interest income, transaction-based income and recurring net fee income. Excluding the aforementioned PPA effects, underlying total revenues were CHF 1,913m. Net credit loss expenses were CHF 39m, compared with net expenses of CHF 14m in the first quarter of 2023, largely due to the consolidation of Credit Suisse. Operating expenses increased 103% to CHF 1,241m, largely due to the consolidation of Credit Suisse expenses, and included integration-related expenses of CHF 119m. Excluding integration-related expenses and PPA effects of CHF 141m, underlying operating expenses were CHF 1,100m. The cost/income ratio was 58.0% and the underlying cost/income ratio was 57.5%.

Asset Management (AM) PBT USD 111m, underlying PBT USD 182m

Total revenues increased 54% to USD 776m, reflecting the consolidation of Credit Suisse revenues. Operating expenses increased 63% to USD 665m, mainly reflecting the consolidation of Credit Suisse expenses, and included integration-related expenses of USD 71m. The increase was also due to adverse foreign currency effects and increases in technology expenses and general and administrative expenses. Excluding the aforementioned integration-related expenses, underlying operating expenses were USD 594m. The cost/income ratio was 85.8% and the underlying cost/income ratio was 76.6%. Invested assets increased 3% sequentially to USD 1,691bn. Net new money was USD 21bn, and USD 9bn excluding money market flows and associates.

Investment Bank (IB) PBT USD 555m, underlying PBT USD 404m

Total revenues increased 16% to USD 2,751m, due to higher Global Banking revenues, partly offset by lower Global Markets revenues. The consolidation of Credit Suisse revenues included USD 293m of PPA effects. Excluding these effects, underlying total revenues were USD 2,458m. Net credit loss expenses were USD 32m, compared to net expenses of USD 7m in the first quarter of 2023. Operating expenses increased 16% to USD 2,164m, largely due to the consolidation of Credit Suisse expenses, and included integration-related expenses of USD 143m. Excluding integration-related expenses, underlying operating expenses were USD 2,022m. The cost/income ratio was 78.7% and the underlying cost/income ratio was 82.3%.

Non-core and Legacy (NCL) PBT USD (46m), underlying PBT USD 197m

Total revenues were USD 1,001m, mainly due to the transfer of assets and liabilities into NCL following the acquisition of the Credit Suisse Group, and included net gains from position exits, along with net interest income from securitized products and credit products. Net credit loss expenses were USD 36m. Operating expenses were USD 1,011m, and included integration-related expenses of USD 242m. Excluding integration-related expenses, underlying operating expenses were USD 769m.

Group Items PBT USD (320m), underlying PBT USD (315m)

UBS’s sustainability approach through the integration

In March 2024, we published our 2023 Sustainability Report providing an update on the significant progress we are making on the execution of UBS’s sustainability and impact strategy, as well as outlining how we are aligning our sustainability frameworks following the acquisition of Credit Suisse and our revised decarbonization targets. We are guided by our ambition to be a global leader in sustainability. We remain committed to supporting our clients in the transition to a low-carbon world, leading by example in our own operations, and sharing our lessons learned along the way.

Integrated policy frameworks and processes

Following the acquisition of Credit Suisse, we have implemented a revised Sustainability & Climate Risk framework and associated processes to reflect the full suite of activities of the combined business and ensure a consistent approach. We have also moved swiftly to transition portfolios in carbon-intensive sectors that do not align with our approach and risk appetite into Non-Core and Legacy to be managed off our balance sheet over time.

New baselines and financing targets

We have established new baselines and updated UBS’s 2030 emissions targets for fossil fuels, power generation, cement and real estate mortgage lending. In addition, we added a target for iron and steel and continue disclosing in-scope ship finance portfolios according to the Poseidon Principles decarbonization trajectories with the aim of aligning.

We remain committed to our ambition to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across our scope 1 and 2, and specified scope 3 activities by 2050, with decarbonization targets for 2025, 2030 and 2035. At the same time, we recognize there is more to do and aim to phase in additional scope 3 activities over time.

UBS named top employer for business students in Switzerland

Business students across Switzerland voted UBS as the No. 1 employer, according to the Universum Most Attractive Employer rankings 2024. The survey also reflects the ongoing efforts in championing diversity at UBS, as we climb to third place amongst female business students.

Selected financial information of our business divisions and Group Items

 

For the quarter ended 31.3.24

USD m

Global Wealth Management

Personal &

Corporate

Banking

Asset

Management

Investment

Bank

Non-core and Legacy

Group Items

Total

Total revenues as reported

6,143

2,423

776

2,751

1,001

(355)

12,739

of which: PPA effects and other integration items1

234

256

 

293

 

(4)

779

Total revenues (underlying)

5,909

2,166

776

2,458

1,001

(351)

11,960

Credit loss expense / (release)

(3)

44

0

32

36

(2)

106

Operating expenses as reported

5,044

1,404

665

2,164

1,011

(33)

10,257

of which: integration-related expenses and PPA effects2

404

160

71

143

242

1

1,021

Operating expenses (underlying)

4,640

1,245

594

2,022

769

(34)

9,236

Operating profit / (loss) before tax as reported

1,102

975

111

555

(46)

(320)

2,376

Operating profit / (loss) before tax (underlying)

1,272

878

182

404

197

(315)

2,617

 

 

For the quarter ended 31.12.233

USD m

Global Wealth Management

Personal &

Corporate

Banking

Asset

Management

Investment

Bank

Non-core and Legacy

Group Items

Total

Total revenues as reported

5,554

2,083

825

2,141

145

107

10,855

of which: PPA effects and other integration items1

349

306

 

277

 

12

944

of which: losses related to investment in SIX Group

(190)

(317)

 

 

 

 

(508)

Total revenues (underlying)

5,395

2,094

825

1,864

145

95

10,419

Credit loss expense / (release)

(8)

85

(1)

48

15

(2)

136

Operating expenses as reported

5,282

1,398

704

2,283

1,787

16

11,470

of which: integration-related expenses and PPA effects2

502

187

64

167

750

109

1,780

of which: acquisition-related costs

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

(1)

Operating expenses (underlying)

4,780

1,210

639

2,116

1,037

(92)

9,690

Operating profit / (loss) before tax as reported

280

601

122

(190)

(1,657)

93

(751)

Operating profit / (loss) before tax (underlying)

624

800

186

(300)

(907)

189

592

 

 

For the quarter ended 31.3.234

USD m

Global Wealth Management

Personal &

Corporate

Banking

Asset

Management

Investment

Bank

Non-core and Legacy

Group Items

Total

Total revenues as reported

4,788

1,277

503

2,365

23

(211)

8,744

Total revenues (underlying)

4,788

1,277

503

2,365

23

(211)

8,744

Credit loss expense / (release)

15

16

0

7

0

0

38

Operating expenses as reported

3,561

663

408

1,866

699

14

7,210

of which: acquisition-related costs

 

 

 

 

 

70

70

Operating expenses (underlying)

3,561

663

408

1,866

699

(57)

7,140

Operating profit / (loss) before tax as reported

1,212

598

95

492

(676)

(225)

1,495

Operating profit / (loss) before tax (underlying)

1,212

598

95

492

(676)

(155)

1,566

1 Includes accretion of PPA adjustments on financial instruments and other PPA effects, as well as temporary and incremental items directly related to the integration. 2 Includes temporary, incremental operating expenses directly related to the integration, as well as amortization of newly recognized intangibles resulting from the acquisition of the Credit Suisse Group. 3 Comparative-period information has been restated for changes in business division perimeters, Group Treasury allocations and Non-core and Legacy cost allocations. Refer to “Changes to segment reporting in 2024” in the “UBS business divisions and Group Items” section below and “Note 3 Segment reporting” in the “Consolidated financial statements” section of the UBS Group first quarter 2024 report, available under “Quarterly reporting” at ubs.com/investors, for more information. 4 Comparative-period information has been restated for changes in Group Treasury allocations. Refer to “Changes to segment reporting in 2024” in the “UBS business divisions and Group Items” section below and “Note 3 Segment reporting” in the “Consolidated financial statements” section of the UBS Group first quarter 2024 report, available under “Quarterly reporting” at ubs.com/investors, for more information.

 

Our key figures

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of or for the quarter ended

USD m, except where indicated

 

31.3.24

31.12.231

31.3.23

Group results

 

 

 

 

Total revenues

 

12,739

10,855

8,744

Credit loss expense / (release)

 

106

136

38

Operating expenses

 

10,257

11,470

7,210

Operating profit / (loss) before tax

 

2,376

(751)

1,495

Net profit / (loss) attributable to shareholders

 

1,755

(279)

1,029

Diluted earnings per share (USD)2

 

0.52

(0.09)

0.32

Profitability and growth3,4,5

 

 

 

 

Return on equity (%)

 

8.2

(1.3)

7.2

Return on tangible equity (%)

 

9.0

(1.4)

8.1

Underlying return on tangible equity (%)6

 

9.6

4.8

8.7

Return on common equity tier 1 capital (%)

 

9.0

(1.4)

9.1

Underlying return on common equity tier 1 capital (%)6

 

9.6

4.7

9.8

Return on leverage ratio denominator, gross (%)

 

3.1

2.6

3.4

Cost / income ratio (%)

 

80.5

105.7

82.5

Underlying cost / income ratio (%)6

 

77.2

93.0

81.7

Effective tax rate (%)

 

25.8

n.m.7

30.7

Net profit growth (%)

 

70.6

n.m.

(51.8)

Resources3

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

1,607,120

1,717,246

1,053,134

Equity attributable to shareholders

 

85,260

86,108

56,754

Common equity tier 1 capital8

 

78,147

78,485

44,590

Risk-weighted assets8

 

526,437

546,505

321,660

Common equity tier 1 capital ratio (%)8

 

14.8

14.4

13.9

Going concern capital ratio (%)8

 

17.8

16.9

17.9

Total loss-absorbing capacity ratio (%)8

 

37.5

36.5

34.3

Leverage ratio denominator8

 

1,599,646

1,695,403

1,014,446

Common equity tier 1 leverage ratio (%)8

 

4.9

4.6

4.4

Liquidity coverage ratio (%)9

 

220.2

215.7

161.9

Net stable funding ratio (%)

 

126.4

124.7

117.7

Other

 

 

 

 

Invested assets (USD bn)4,10,11

 

5,848

5,714

4,184

Personnel (full-time equivalents)

 

111,549

112,842

73,814

Market capitalization2,12

 

106,440

107,355

74,276

Total book value per share (USD)2

 

26.59

26.83

18.59

Tangible book value per share (USD)2

 

24.29

24.49

16.54

1 Comparative-period information has been revised. Refer to “Note 2 Accounting for the acquisition of the Credit Suisse Group” in the “Consolidated financial statements” section of the UBS Group Annual Report 2023, available under “Annual reporting” at ubs.com/investors, for more information. 2 Refer to the “Share information and earnings per share” section of the UBS Group first quarter 2024 report, available under “Quarterly reporting” at ubs.com/investors, for more information. 3 Refer to the “Targets, capital guidance and ambitions” section of the UBS Group Annual Report 2023, available under “Annual reporting” at ubs.com/investors, for more information about our performance targets. 4 Refer to “Alternative performance measures” in the appendix to the UBS Group first quarter 2024 report, available under “Quarterly reporting” at ubs.com/investors, for the definition and calculation method. 5 Profit or loss information for each of the first quarter of 2024 and the fourth quarter of 2023 is presented on a consolidated basis, including for each quarter Credit Suisse data for three months and for the purpose of the calculation of return measures has been annualized multiplying such by four. Profit or loss information for the first quarter of 2023 includes pre-acquisition UBS data for three months and for the purpose of the calculation of return measures has been annualized multiplying such by four. 6 Refer to the “Group performance” section of the UBS Group first quarter 2024 report, available under “Quarterly reporting” at ubs.com/investors, for more information about underlying results. 7 The effective tax rate for the fourth quarter of 2023 is not a meaningful measure, due to the distortive effect of current unbenefited tax losses at the former Credit Suisse entities. 8 Based on the Swiss systemically relevant bank framework as of 1 January 2020. Refer to the “Capital management” section of the UBS Group first quarter 2024 report, available under “Quarterly reporting” at ubs.com/investors, for more information. 9 The disclosed ratios represent quarterly averages for the quarters presented and are calculated based on an average of 61 data points in the first quarter of 2024, 63 data points in the fourth quarter of 2023 and 64 data points in the first quarter of 2023. Refer to the “Liquidity and funding management” section of the UBS Group first quarter 2024 report, available under “Quarterly reporting” at ubs.com/investors, for more information. 10 Consists of invested assets for Global Wealth Management, Asset Management and Personal & Corporate Banking. Refer to “Note 32 Invested assets and net new money” in the “Consolidated financial statements” section of the UBS Group Annual Report 2023, available under “Annual reporting” at ubs.com/investors, for more information. 11 Starting with the second quarter of 2023, invested assets include invested assets from associates in the Asset Management business division, to better reflect the business strategy. Comparative figures have been restated to reflect this change. 12 In the second quarter of 2023, the calculation of market capitalization was amended to reflect total shares issued multiplied by the share price at the end of the period. The calculation was previously based on total shares outstanding multiplied by the share price at the end of the period. Market capitalization was increased by USD 10.0bn as of 31 March 2023 as a result.

 

Income statement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the quarter ended

 

% change from

USD m

 

31.3.24

31.12.23

31.3.23

 

4Q23

1Q23

Net interest income

 

1,940

2,095

1,388

 

(7)

40

Other net income from financial instruments measured at fair value through profit or loss

 

4,182

3,158

2,681

 

32

56

Net fee and commission income

 

6,492

5,780

4,606

 

12

41

Other income

 

124

(179)

69

 

 

79

Total revenues

 

12,739

10,855

8,744

 

17

46

Credit loss expense / (release)

 

106

136

38

 

(22)

177

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personnel expenses

 

6,949

7,061

4,620

 

(2)

50

General and administrative expenses

 

2,413

2,999

2,065

 

(20)

17

Depreciation, amortization and impairment of non-financial assets

 

895

1,409

525

 

(37)

70

Operating expenses

 

10,257

11,470

7,210

 

(11)

42

Operating profit / (loss) before tax

 

2,376

(751)

1,495

 

 

59

Tax expense / (benefit)

 

612

(473)

459

 

 

33

Net profit / (loss)

 

1,764

(278)

1,037

 

 

70

Net profit / (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests

 

9

1

8

 

 

7

Net profit / (loss) attributable to shareholders

 

1,755

(279)

1,029

 

 

71

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income

 

(245)

2,695

1,833

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income attributable to non-controlling interests

 

(5)

18

13

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income attributable to shareholders

(240)

2,677

1,820

 

 

Financial and regulatory key figures for our significant regulated subsidiaries and sub-groups

 

 

UBS AG

(consolidated)

 

UBS AG

(standalone)

 

Credit Suisse AG

(consolidated)

All values in million, except where indicated

 

USD

 

USD

 

CHF

Financial and regulatory requirements

 

IFRS Accounting Standards

Swiss SRB rules

 

IFRS Accounting Standards

Swiss SRB rules

 

US GAAP

Swiss SRB rules

As of or for the quarter ended

 

31.3.24

31.12.23

 

31.3.24

31.12.23

 

31.3.24

31.12.23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financial information1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income statement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total operating income2

 

9,056

7,951

 

2,365

2,254

 

1,606

1,268

Total operating expenses

 

7,677

7,618

 

2,203

2,205

 

3,011

4,005

Operating profit / (loss) before tax

 

1,379

333

 

163

49

 

(1,405)

(2,737)

Net profit / (loss)

 

1,014

242

 

216

(48)

 

(1,501)

(2,749)

Balance sheet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

1,116,806

1,156,016

 

676,385

698,149

 

420,376

452,507

Total liabilities

 

1,061,443

1,100,448

 

621,007

642,602

 

382,177

414,391

Total equity

 

55,363

55,569

 

55,379

55,546

 

38,199

38,116

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common equity tier 1 capital

 

43,863

44,130

 

51,971

52,553

 

38,382

38,187

Additional tier 1 capital

 

14,204

12,498

 

14,204

12,498

 

466

458

Total going concern capital / Tier 1 capital

 

58,067

56,628

 

66,175

65,051

 

38,848

38,646

Tier 2 capital

 

537

538

 

532

533

 

 

 

Total gone concern loss-absorbing capacity

 

54,773

54,458

 

54,768

54,452

 

37,933

38,284

Total loss-absorbing capacity

 

112,840

111,086

 

120,943

119,504

 

76,782

76,930

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risk-weighted assets and leverage ratio denominator3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risk-weighted assets

 

328,732

333,979

 

356,821

354,083

 

173,285

181,690

Leverage ratio denominator

 

1,078,591

1,104,408

 

641,315

643,939

 

485,606

524,968

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital and leverage ratios (%)3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common equity tier 1 capital ratio

 

13.3

13.2

 

14.6

14.8

 

22.1

21.0

Going concern capital ratio / Tier 1 capital ratio

 

17.7

17.0

 

18.5

18.4

 

22.4

21.3

Total loss-absorbing capacity ratio

 

34.3

33.3

 

 

 

 

44.3

42.3

Going concern leverage ratio

 

5.4

5.1

 

10.3

10.1

 

8.0

7.4

Total loss-absorbing capacity leverage ratio

 

10.5

10.1

 

 

 

 

15.8

14.7

Gone concern capital coverage ratio

 

 

 

 

105.9

112.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liquidity coverage ratio3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High-quality liquid assets (bn)

 

251.0

254.5

 

123.7

130.0

 

149.6

142.6

Net cash outflows (bn)

 

131.3

134.3

 

46.1

50.4

 

56.8

53.8

Liquidity coverage ratio (%)

 

191.4

189.7

 

268.74

260.2

 

263.35

265.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net stable funding ratio3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total available stable funding (bn)

 

589.3

602.6

 

274.6

279.8

 

272.9

287.1

Total required stable funding (bn)

 

484.7

503.8

 

288.3

304.9

 

199.4

213.1

Net stable funding ratio (%)

 

121.6

119.6

 

95.26

91.7

 

136.9

134.7

1 The financial information disclosed does not represent financial statements under the respective GAAP / IFRS Accounting Standards. 2 The total operating income includes credit loss expense or release. 3 Refer to the 31 March 2024 Pillar 3 Report, available under “Pillar 3 disclosures” at ubs.com/investors, for more information. 4 In the first quarter of 2024, the liquidity coverage ratio (the LCR) of UBS AG was 268.7%, remaining above the prudential requirements communicated by FINMA. 5 In the first quarter of 2024, the liquidity coverage ratio (the LCR) of Credit Suisse AG consolidated was 263.3%, remaining above the prudential requirements communicated by FINMA. 6 In accordance with Art. 17h para. 3 and 4 of the Liquidity Ordinance, UBS AG standalone is required to maintain a minimum NSFR of at least 80% without taking into account excess funding of UBS Switzerland AG and 100% after taking into account such excess funding.

Information about results materials and the earnings call

UBS’s first quarter 2024 report, news release and slide presentation are available from 06:45 CEST on Tuesday, 7 May 2024, at ubs.com/quarterlyreporting.

UBS will hold a presentation of its first quarter 2024 results on Tuesday, 7 May 2024. The results will be presented by Sergio P. Ermotti (Group Chief Executive Officer), Todd Tuckner (Group Chief Financial Officer) and Sarah Mackey (Head of Investor Relations).

UBS Group AG will publish its second quarter 2024 results on Wednesday, 14 August 2024.

Time

09:00 CEST

08:00 BST

03:00 US EDT

 

Audio webcast

The presentation for analysts can be followed live on ubs.com/quarterlyreporting with a simultaneous slide show.

 

Webcast playback

An audio playback of the results presentation will be made available at ubs.com/investors later in the day.

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In addition, the ongoing conflicts may continue to cause significant population displacement, and lead to shortages of vital commodities, including energy shortages and food insecurity outside the areas immediately involved in armed conflict. Governmental responses to the armed conflicts, including, with respect to the Russia–Ukraine war, coordinated successive sets of sanctions on Russia and Belarus, and Russian and Belarusian entities and nationals, and the uncertainty as to whether the ongoing conflicts will widen and intensify, may continue to have significant adverse effects on the market and macroeconomic conditions, including in ways that cannot be anticipated. UBS’s acquisition of the Credit Suisse Group has materially changed our outlook and strategic direction and introduced new operational challenges. 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