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Bank of America - a model of financial stability

Bank of America, stock, Bank of America - a model of financial stability

The second largest US financial institution by assets, Bank of America Corporation (BAC), increased earnings per share by 38.9% YoY to $0.82 in the fourth quarter of 2021, with a consensus of $0.77. Net profit increased by 28.2% YoY, reaching $7.01 billion. Net revenue increased by 9.75% YoY to $22.06 billion, slightly short of the $22.18 billion expected by the market. Bank of America's operating expenses increased by 5.7% YoY to $14.73 billion.

Commenting on the publication of the financial statements, the bank's management noted that the quality of its assets remains at a high level due to the improvement of the creditworthiness of customers and the general state of the economy. The share of non-performing loans in total assets (net charge-off) of Bank of America by the beginning of the current quarter was a record low 0.15%, having decreased by 3 bps compared to last year's result. The volume of loans that are overdue for 30 and 90 days decreased by 14.5% and 30% YoY - to $5.28 billion and $1.4 billion, respectively. This indicates a reduction in risks for the loan portfolio. The volume of loans for which there is a risk of delinquency (reserved criticized utilized exposure) decreased by 73% YoY, to $22.38 billion. The volume of overdue loans in the portfolio for legal entities decreased by 29% YoY and by 7% QoQ, to $1.58 billion. At the same time, delinquency on consumer and mortgage loans increased by 9.7% YoY, $2.99 billion. And yet this share is 1-2% less than in the previous quarters of 2021.

The disbandment of reserves for expected credit losses at Bank of America slowed down somewhat, but due to this, the issuer received $489 million in additional profit. However, these receipts are of a one-time nature. We believe that the impact of this factor will decrease in subsequent quarters due to an increase in the volume of loans and a tighter monetary policy of the Fed.

Despite the minimum interest rates, Bank of America's net interest income increased by 11.3% YoY to $11.41 billion. Non-interest income increased by 8.2% YoY, $10.65 billion.

Bank of America's net revenue from retail lending (consumer banking) increased by 8% YoY, to $8.9 billion. Income from asset management (GWIM) rose by 16% YoY, to $5.4 billion, due to an increase in the volume of assets under management by the same 16% yoy, to a record $1.6 trillion. Revenue from investment banking (global banking) increased by an impressive 24% YoY, to $5.9 billion, thanks to an increase in remuneration for financial advice on M&A transactions. Revenues from operations in the capital markets (global markets) rose by only 2% YoY, to $3.8 billion, due to a decrease in trading volumes and revenue from marketmaking amid weakening market volatility.

Due to the presence of diversified sources of profit, Bank of America managed to show strong results in conditions of increased uncertainty and low interest rates. At the end of the year, the bank increased its net profit by 78.7% YoY, to $31.98 billion, due to which the return on equity (ROE) increased to 12.23%. The basic capital adequacy ratio of CET-1 decreased from 11.9% to 10.6% at the industry median level of 11.1%. However, with this value of the indicator, the bank is able to maintain stability and cover possible losses. Bank of America has enough resources to continue repurchasing shares and stable dividend payments.

Our base target price for the BAC stock is $52, at the moment the paper is fairly priced by the market, but we recommend it for purchase. With the development of a "bearish" trend, the quote may drop to $43, with the implementation of an optimistic scenario, the stock may rise to $ 54.

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