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Earnings Season: PG, BAC, and UNH Surpass Expectations

Earnings Season: PG, BAC, and UNH Surpass Expectations

Kaithleen Pesantez,

Earnings Season Talking Points:

  • Proctor and Gamble optimistically raises growth forecasts for fiscal 2022.
  • Bank of America’s overall performance strengthened by the investment banking division.
  • UnitedHealth Group tops both earnings and revenues forecasted.

Corporate earnings continue to push through the recent pressures of inflation, challenging operating environments and disrupted supply chain issues from the Covid-19 Omicron variant. Companies will have to manage expectations for growth in 2022 with demand from higher wages and a slowdown in consumer spending emanating from higher interest rates.

Proctor and Gamble (PG)

demonstrated that their price hikes offset higher commodity and freight costs. PG came in at $1.66 earnings vs $1.65 expected and revenues topped at $20.95 billion bs $20.34 billion. With the positive outlook, the company decided to raise their sales growth outlook but still expects inflation to weigh in heavily on results for fiscal 2022.

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Bank of America (BAC)

faced a challenging interest rate environment but growth in loans and deposits helped to boost their net interest income; and profits for asset management and investment banking fees increased, leading to revenues recorded at $22.17 billion vs $22.2 billion estimated. But earnings topped expectations as BofA released $851 million in reserves, bringing earnings to $0.82 vs $0.76 estimated.

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UnitedHealth Group (UNH)

topped earnings with $4.48 vs $4.31 expected which is 78% increase from last year and gave a strong performance in 2021, solidifying their confidence for growth in 2022. Revenues also hit $73.7 billion vs $73.1 billion, increasing by 12.6% from last year. Higher Premiums drove revenue and 2.2 million members were added while showing little sign of serious impact from costs tied to Covid-19 cases over this past month.

UnitedHealth Group Price Chart

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--- Written by Kaithleen Pesantez, Market Strategist for DailyFX.com

Contact and follow Kaithleen on Twitter: @ktpesantez

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