CIBC reports $1.17-billion Q3 profit, beat expectations


TORONTO — CIBC reported its third-quarter profit fell compared with a year ago as its provisions for bad loans rose due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and continued pressure on oil prices, but the bank still topped expectations.

CIBC says it earned $1.17 billion or $2.55 per diluted share for the quarter ended July 31, down from nearly $1.4 billion or $3.06 per diluted share a year earlier.

Revenue totalled nearly $4.71 billion, down from $4.73 billion in the same quarter last year.

Provisions for credit losses were $525 million, up from $291 million a year ago.

On an adjusted basis, CIBC says it earned $2.71 per diluted share in its third quarter, down from an adjusted profit of $3.10 per diluted share a year ago.

Analysts on average had expected an adjusted profit of $2.15 per share, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv.

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