Capital One posts higher earnings in second quarter as card business returns to growth
Capital One Financial Corp. said Thursday that second-quarter profit rose 8 percent as its domestic card business returned to growth.
McLean, Virginia-based Capital One said that net income after paying preferred dividends rose to $1.18 billion, or $2.04 per share, in the three months ended June 30. That compares with net income of $1.09 billion, or $1.85 per share, in the same period a year earlier.
The results exceeded the average forecast of analysts polled by FactSet, who had predicted earnings of $1.82 per share.
Revenue fell 3 percent to $5.47 billion from $5.64 billion a year earlier. Analysts had an average forecast of $5.43 billion.
Capital One was little changed in after-hours trading. Shares had ended regular trading down $1.89, or 2.2 percent, at $82.49. That compares with a fall of 1.2 percent for the Standard & Poor's 500 index.