Columbia's JPMorgan reports 400% rise in quarterly profits as bad-debts shrink

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Columbia's JPMorgan reports 400% rise in quarterly profits as bad-debts shrink

JPMorgan Chase & Co., the New York City-based United States’ largest lender, had reported a robust earning over first quarter of 2021 on Wednesday, as a cash-flush US economy had undermined the challenges that large lenders had to face off during a pandemic-era new normalcy, while massive stimulus programs keeping US households and businesses in a decent financial shape helped the lender to release a large chunk of assets it had set aside to cover up loan-defaults.

In point of fact, the United States’ largest lender had reported a nearly 400 per cent surge in quarterly profit over the first fiscal quarter of 2021 that ended on March 31, while JPMorgan’s broad-based quarterly gains come over the heels of a move to release as many as $5 billion in fresh capitals which it had to set aside to cover potential pandemic-led loan defaults as beforementioned.

Nonetheless, massive pandemic stimulus alongside a high-flying equity market in the United States coupled with an abrupt recovery in labour market, helped JPMorgan’s loan books shrink over the first quarter while shrugging off concerns of bad-debts.

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Apart from that, according to JPMorgan & Chase Co.’s first quarterly earnings’ report, the New York City-based lender’s net profit surged to $14.3 billion or $4.50 a share in the quarter ending on March 31, compared to a turnover of $2.9 billion or 78 cents per share registered at the same time a year earlier, while the Wall St.

lender’s revenues climbed as much as 14 per cent to $33.1 billion on an annualized basis. Besides, followed by a buoyant quarterly earnings’ report, NYSE-listed shares’ prices of JPMorgan ended up the day 1.85 per cent lower to $151.21 per share after rising as much as 1 per cent in pre-market trading, as investors remained fretted over a longer-term outlook amid US Federal Reserve’s pledge to a near-zero interest rate despite a sharp uptick in inflation indicators.

Meanwhile, branding the latest dynamic in JPMorgan’s profit outlook a good one, JPMorgan Chief Jamie Dimson said in a post-earning call with the reporters, “The consumer has so much money to pay down their credit card loan, which is good.

Their balance sheet is in excellent, outstanding shape. Coiled, ready to go, and they are starting to spend money. That’s not the same as loan demand when the economy is weak”.