TD Ameritrade (AMTD) reported its earnings on Monday, and the numbers largely came in just barely above analysts expectations. TD Ameritrade reported net income of 26 cents per share in the quarter that ended September 30. Analysts expected the company to earn 25 cents per share. This quarter’s number did fall from last year’s 29 cents per share in the same quarter. The company reported revenue of $647 million.
There were some positives and some negatives inside this report. On the positive side, TD Ameritrade announced total client assets held grew nearly 25 percent from a year ago to a level of $472.3 billion. In addition to releasing earnings, TD Ameritrade announced a 50 percent increase in their dividend quarterly dividend payout. The company will now be paying 9 cents per share.
What about the negatives? TD Ameritrade handled an average of 328,280 trades per day during the past quarter. This is about 21 percent less than the 415,736 trades per day from the same quarter a year ago. Transaction based revenue fell 19 percent to $256 million. Net new client assets were $10.1 billion in the quarter, compared to $12.4 billion in the same quarter a year ago.
TD Ameritrade President and CEO Fred Tomczyk said, “We maintained our industry-leading position and again grew our market share in trading. We remain focused on what we can control, executing our strategy and building our long-term earnings power.” TD Ameritrade also released an updated outlook statement, which reflects expected 2013 earnings of $1.00 to $1.20 per share.
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