ab Global Equity Research Americas UBS Investment Research Banks, Ex-S&L Canadian Banks: Q4/F10 Snapshot Sector Comment Higher expenses, slower projected growth, PCLs stabilizing; but trading rebounded 6 December 2010 www.ubs.com/investmentresearch NA, CM, and BNS beat consensus EPS expectations; RY and TD did not NA and CM outperformed due to good growth in Canadian Banking. EPS guidance was unchanged, but some ROE’s were capped (Q4 ROEs were 15.3%). Peter A. Rozenberg NA raised dividends, as expected. BNS increased its target payout signalling an Analyst increase. All banks noted Basel III compliance. RY and TD results were firstname.lastname@example.org disappointing due to expenses; BNS was in line: acquisitions provided a boost. +1-416-350 2801 Expenses were much higher than expected, but should normalize over time Higher expenses were largely due to marketing and other initiatives. NIX was up 2.3% q/q. While some of this was one-time, it underlined increasing competition and slower growth. We continue to think expenses could be a key differentiator. Canadian P&C up 17% y/y, but down 5% q/q; trading strongly rebounded Loan growth was 5% y/y, but moderating; with business lending rebounding. Margins increased 3 bps due to higher rates, but are expected to flatten. Credit improved, down 2 bps q/q, but is now stabilizing. Market Sensitive revenues strongly rebounded, up 28% q/q, largely due to trading. (Refer to Table 1). Organic and Int’l growth, higher ROE’s, and capital deployment key Buy rated BNS, CM, have significantly outperformed YTD. However, Buy rated RY has not likely due to capital markets and expenses. Nonetheless, we think RY remains amongst the best positioned banks to achieve above average EPS growth, cost reduction, capital markets growth and deploy capital. This report has been prepared by UBS Securities Canada Inc ANALYST CERTIFICATION AND REQUIRED DISCLOSURES BEGIN ON PAGE 3. UBS does and seeks to do business with companies covered in its research reports. As a result, investors should be aware that the firm may have a conflict of interest that could affect the objectivity of this report. Investors should consider this report as only a single factor in making their investment decision.
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