TD Bank Q2/20 Earnings Down 52% Y/Y, Revenue Up 2.9%

TD Bank Group announced financial results for the second quarter ended April 30, 2020. Reported earnings were C$1.5 billion, down 52% compared with the same quarter last year, and adjusted earnings were C$1.6 billion, down 51%. The bank reported total revenue of C$10.5 million in Q2/20, up 2.9% from $10.2 million in Q1/20.

“COVID-19 has impacted the health and financial well-being of our customers and colleagues in very personal and unprecedented ways. Our thoughts are with those most deeply affected, and our focus is on helping them overcome the significant challenges they are facing,” said Bharat Masrani, group president and CEO, TD Bank Group. “For more than 165 years, we have built our bank with purpose and dedication, with a focus on enriching the lives of our customers, colleagues and communities. That purpose guides us as we take the steps needed to support and protect the economy and those we serve.”

“The last two months have shown the resilience and character of the bank. Strengthened by the investments we have made over several years in our people, processes and technology, more than 90,000 TD bankers moved with speed and purpose to shift how we operate and adapt to ever-changing conditions, while dealing with significant disruptions and challenges in their personal lives. I want to thank each one of our colleagues for their dedication and deep commitment to our customers and the Bank,” added Masrani.

“TD entered this operating environment from a position of strength, with a high-quality balance sheet and strong liquidity and capital positions. Across our diversified business, and in every geography in which we operate, TD continues to support the banking needs of our 26 million customers. The bank will continue to help our customers, colleagues and communities as we work to recover from the current crisis and work with governments, regulators and other stakeholders to rebuild our economies,” said Masrani.

Canadian Retail reported net income was C$1,172 million, down 37% from the second quarter last year. Adjusted net income was $1,197 million, a decrease of 36% compared with the same quarter in 2019. The decrease primarily reflects higher provisions for credit losses (PCL). Revenue rose 1% on higher loan and deposit volumes and increased activity in our wealth and insurance businesses, partially offset by margin pressure from lower interest rates. PCL increased C$873 million compared with the second quarter last year, reflecting higher provisions for performing loans due to changes in the economic outlook.

U.S. Retail
U.S. Retail net income was C$336 million ($261 million), a decrease of 73% (72% in U.S. dollars), compared with the same quarter last year. TD Ameritrade contributed C$234 million ($174 million) in earnings to the segment, a decrease of 9% (11% in U.S. dollars) compared to the same quarter last year, primarily reflecting reduced trading commissions and higher operating expenses, partially offset by increased trading volumes.

The U.S. Retail Bank, which excludes the Bank’s investment in TD Ameritrade, contributed C$102 million ($87 million) in earnings, down 90% (88% in U.S dollars) from the same quarter last year. The decrease reflects higher PCL, lower revenue and higher expenses. Revenue declined in the quarter, as margin pressure and lower customer activity more than offset growth in loans and deposits. PCL increased $911 million (US$644 million) compared with the second quarter last year, reflecting higher provisions for performing loans due to changes in the economic outlook.

The U.S. Retail Bank responded quickly to the COVID-19 crisis and continued to transform how it serves customers. It rapidly built an end-to-end digital application to enable small business customers to access federal funding through the U.S. CARES Act Small Business Association Paycheck Protection Program under which it funded approximately 75,000 loans (approximately 28,000 as at quarter-end). The U.S. Retail Bank also expanded its TD Cares program, designed to offer customers immediate relief, including fee refunds and payment extensions. The U.S. Retail Bank continued to support customers with access to needed credit and liquidity during this difficult environment by providing them with more loans, with ending balances up 12% compared with the same quarter last year. In addition, the U.S. Retail Bank leveraged drive-thru ATMs at more than 80% of its stores and created a Virtual Queue to support physical distancing requirements. It also deployed AI capabilities to automate and accelerate the delivery of auto loan, mortgage, and home equity loan payment deferral programs for customers.

“One of the great hallmarks of TD is our ability to adapt and we will continue to do so in the months ahead,” concluded Masrani. “With the strength of our business model, our purpose-driven culture and our focus on the future, I am confident we will weather the storm, be there for our customers and emerge stronger from this crisis.”

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