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Scotiabank reports Q3 profit of $2.59B, up from $2.54B in the same quarter last year

A Scotiabank sign in front of one of the company's branches in downtown Vancouver, B.C. on June 25, 2018. Bayne Stanley/The Canadian Press file photo

Scotiabank reported third-quarter net income of $2.59 billion, up from $2.54 billion in the same quarter last year.

The bank says the profit amounted to $2.09 per diluted share for the quarter ended July 31, up from $1.99 per diluted share a year earlier.

Revenue totalled $7.80 billion, up from, $7.76 billion.

Scotiabank’s provision for credit losses amounted to $412 million for its most recent quarter, up from $380 million in the same quarter last year.

On an adjusted basis, the bank says it earned $2.10 per diluted share, up from $2.01 per diluted share a year ago.

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Analysts on average had expected an adjusted profit of $2.11 per share, according to financial markets data firm Refinitiv.

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“Strong credit quality, while growing the loan book across all business lines, prudent expense management and resilient customers were positive highlights against the backdrop of a more challenging macro environment this quarter,” Scotiabank CEO Brian Porter said in a statement.

Scotiabank said its Canadian banking business earned $1.21 billion in net income attributable to equity holders, up from $1.08 billion in the same quarter last year, while international banking operations earned $625 million in net income attributable to equity holders, up from $486 million a year ago.

The bank’s global wealth management arm earned $376 million in net income attributable to equity holders, compared with $390 million in the same quarter last year.

Scotiabank’s global banking and markets business earned $378 million in net income attributable to equity holders, down from $513 million a year earlier.

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