— JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:)Â has reported revenue and profit in the third quarter that topped expectations, as the biggest U.S. bank by assets said it was aided by higher interest rates that helped offset lower deposit balances.
Adjusted revenue in the three-month period came in at $40.7 billion, beating Bloomberg consensus estimates of $39.9B. The figure was down slightly from $42.0B in the second quarter, but surged by 21% year-on-year.
The top-line number pushed net income up to $13.2B, also above analysts’ projections of $11.9B.
Shares in JPMorgan surged in early trading on Friday.
“[W]e acknowledge that these results benefit from our over-earning on both net interest income and below normal credit costs, both of which will normalize over time,” Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon said in a statement on Friday.
Net interest income — the difference between what a bank pays on deposits and what it earns from assets like loans — registered $22.9B. It was an increase of 30% annually, driven by elevated rates and higher revolving balances in its card services unit. JPMorgan has been able to charge more for its loans during the Federal Reserve’s months-long campaign of rate hikes, but has not offered significantly more in returns to savers for deposits.
Meanwhile, provisions for credit losses fell by 10% to $1.4B, reflecting net charge-offs — or loans that have been marked as unrecoverable — of $1.5B and a net reserve release of $113 million. Analysts had anticipated provisions of $2.5B.