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Citigroup adds 3% as earnings, revenue beat analysts’ estimates


© Citigroup adds 3% as earnings, revenue beat analyst estimates

Citigroup (NYSE:) reported its third quarter results, with solid growth in both institutional clients and personal banking driving higher-than-expected revenue.

Citi shares rose 3% in early Friday trade.

of $1.52 topped analyst expectations for $1.24 while revenue of $20.14 billion was better than the expected $19.31B.

Citigroup’s institutional clients unit saw $10.6B in revenue, a 12% increase year over year and 2% from the second quarter. The personal banking and wealth management division generated $6.8B in revenue, up about 10% year-over-year and 6% from the second quarter.

“Despite the headwinds, our five core, interconnected businesses each posted revenue growth resulting in overall growth of 9%,” CEO Jane Fraser said in a press release.

Citigroup reported a total cost of credit of $1.84B at the end of the quarter, a slight increase from $1.82B at the end of the second quarter and $1.37B a year ago. This metric includes a net build of $125 million in the allowance for credit losses during the third quarter.

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