JPMorgan (JPM) Beats Street 1Q EPS Forecasts

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) reported first quarter non-GAAP EPS of $1.45 before the opening bell Tuesday, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.40. Revenues increased 4.8% from last year to $24.10 billion. Analysts expected revenues of $24.40 billion. The stock is currently up $0.65 to $62.72.

The largest U.S. bank by assets said its net income was $2.2 billion, an increase of $238 million compared with the prior year. Net revenue was $10.7 billion, an increase of $170 million yoy.

On valuation measures, JPMorgan Chase & Co. shares, which currently have an average 3-month trading volume of 14.51 million shares, trade at a trailing-12 P/E of 11.73, a forward P/E of 9.58 and a P/E to growth ratio of 1.31. The median Wall Street price target on the name is $68.00 with a high target of $80.00. Currently ticker boasts 21 ‘Buy’ endorsements, compared to 7 ’Holds’ and no ‘Sell’.

Profitability-wise, JPM has a t-12 profit and operating margin of 23.90% and 35.90%, respectively. The $230.55 billion market cap company said assets under management in its most recent quarter were $1.8 trillion, an increase of $111 billion from the prior year.

JPM currently prints a one year return of about 11% and a year-to-date return of less than one percent.

JPMorgan Chase & Co., provides various financial services worldwide. The firm was founded in 1799 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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