Customers Bancorp sees FY19 core EPS to exceed $2.20, consensus $2.02
The company said: "Customers expects core earnings per share to exceed $2.20 in 2019, in line with our internal expectations and what we had previously disclosed. Customers is projecting core earnings per share of at least $3.00 for 2020 with continued improvement in all profitability metrics. In spite of low rates and the flat to inverted yield curve, Customers continues to expect a full-year 2019 net interest margin above 2.70%, with further expansion expected in the fourth quarter from the 2.83% reported this quarter. Average interest earning assets for 2019 are expected to be roughly equal to 2018 average interest earning assets with total assets under $10 billion by year-end. Customers' balance sheet will naturally contract by December 31st given seasonality in the mortgage warehouse business and the planned sale and run-off of multi-family loans and some residential mortgage loans. Core non-interest income is expected to grow approximately 10% from 2018 and the core efficiency ratio for full-year 2019 is expected to be in the mid-60%s."