Fifth Third Bancorp reports earnings

August 3, 2009
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Fifth Third Bancorp reported second quarter 2009 net income of $882 million, compared with net income of $50 million in the first quarter of 2009 and a net loss of $202 million in the second quarter of 2008. After preferred dividends, second quarter 2009 net income available to common shareholders was $856 million, compared with a net loss of $26 million in the first quarter of 2009 and a net loss of $202 million in the second quarter of 2008. In the quarter, Fifth Third reported EPS of $1.15 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $0.04 per diluted share in the first quarter and a net loss of $0.37 per diluted share in the same quarter of 2008.

Second quarter net income included a gain of $1,764 million pre-tax, or $1,055 million after-tax, from the completion of the previously announced processing business transaction with Advent International. Results also included a special FDIC deposit insurance fund assessment, which decreased net income by $55 million pre-tax, or $36 million after-tax. Net income available to common shareholders also included a $35 million benefit, recorded as a reduction to preferred dividend expense, reflecting the excess of the carrying value of preferred shares over the fair value of the common shares and cash exchanged through a tender offer for Series G preferred stock.

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