Impressive first quarter for Société Générale

Impressive first quarter for Société Générale

One of Europe’s leading financial services groups, Société Générale, reported figures for the first three months of 2021

The bank’s net income for Q1 came in at €814 million, topping by far the €204 million expected by analysts. At the same time, revenue reached €6.2 billion from €5.2 billion reported during the same time last year. The EPS came in at €0.83, significantly higher than the €0.15 expected. Expenses were close to flat from a year ago, at €4.7 billion.

Its Global Market division revenue reached €1.65 million, with a level of activity unseen since the first quarter of 2017. From CFO William Kadouch-Chassaing point of view, it was an excellent quarter across the board.

For the future, Société Générale expects its commercial cost of risk to increase slightly throughout the year. Kadouch-Chassaing added: “we are back to normal, so I would expect that we continue that path as the economic situation continues to evolve as it is now.”

Société Générale stock price rose 5.9% after the report. Since the beginning of the year, shares went up 46%.

Sources: cnbc.com, globenewswire.com

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