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J.P. Morgan to Increase ROE to 17% and Hire 1,300 Financial Advisers in Three Years

Ticker Symbol: JPM

JPMorgan, the largest U.S. banking institution by assets, announced today at its annual investor day, that the company plans to achieve a 17% return on tangible equity in 2022. Shares were up over 6.5% in mid-morning trading. The company, which reported numbers that largely missed investor estimates for its first quarter’s earnings report a month ago, has increased its outlook based on rising global interest rates, which is generally positive for financial institutions.

Banks with a large lending business earn higher interest income during periods of rising rates, while they keep interest expense under control due to near zero interest paid in deposit accounts. This increase in net interest income allows companies to boost shareholder return. The bank will earn higher net income due to the combination of rising rates and higher loan values. Meanwhile, management also indicated that costs would remain unchanged for the fiscal year at $77 billion.

The bank significantly boosted its guidance on net interest income in 2022 from the $50 billion it predicted in January, to $56 billion as of today. That would imply a $20 billion higher interest income for the year, or a 26% year-over-year increase. By the fourth quarter of 2022, the bank expects to generate net interest income at a $66 annual run-rate. The company also expects to expand its loan book. Strong home sales over the past decade have allowed mortgage loans outstanding to balloon at the firm.

In addition to loan growth, the company also announced plans to hire 1,300 financial advisers over the following three years to boost its assets under management in the wealth-management division to $1 trillion. The expected growth would increase the bank’s advisor force to 6,000. Increasing the net assets to the levels guided by the company would allow the division to earn over $12 billion in revenue.

Shares are up the most in 18 months on the back of these comments. C.E.O. Jamie Dimon also said that he expects the U.S. economy to potentially weather the current turmoil caused by turmoil and attaches low odds to a deep recession occurring any time soon. Other bank stocks were also trading up based on the positive outlook from the company. We expect JPMorgan shares to perform well in the near-term future, especially due to the fact that the stock is still off 23% from its all-time high.

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