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Decent Q3 at Barclays With All Segments Contributing Positively

Niklas Kammer Equity Analyst

Analyst Note

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Barclays reported third-quarter operating profits before tax of GBP 1,969 million versus a GBP 1,808 million consensus estimate collected by the group itself prior to the release. A GBP 339 million reversal on litigation and conduct charges drove the outperformance. On an underlying basis, performance was decent, nonetheless. Total income grew 9% to GBP 5,951 million versus the same period a year ago on good performances in the U.K. and the cards and payments businesses offsetting the slowing but still well performing corporate and investment bank. The cost-to-income ratio, excluding litigation and conduct charges, worsened to 66% from 63% a year ago on higher operating expenses (up 14%). Inflation, investment spending, and the weakening British pound versus the U.S. dollar were the culprits of the higher operating expense outcome. We maintain our GBX 208 per share fair value estimate and no-moat rating.

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Business Description

Barclays is a universal bank headquartered in the United Kingdom. It operates via two principal segments; U.K. (38% of profit before tax) and International (62% of PBT). In its U.K. segment, the bank provides current accounts, mortgages, savings and investment management services, credit cards, and business banking services to retail clients and small and medium-size enterprises. The international segment includes a corporate bank offering banking solutions to large corporates, a bulge-bracket global investment bank, and a credit card and payments business. In 2018, Barclays generated roughly 52% of its income from the U.K. and 34% from the United States.

1 Churchill Place
London, E14 5HP, GBR
Industry Banks - Diversified
Employees 81,600

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FAQs for Barclays PLC ADR Stock

Yes. BCS has a forward dividend yield of 4.01%. See BCS’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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BCS’s market cap is 30.98 Bil.
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BCS’s stock style is Large Value.
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BCS’s price/sales is 1.09.
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BCS’s price/forward earnings is 5.20.
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BCS’s price/book is 0.38.
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BCS’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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