Deutsche Bank just announced a massive write down and the stock is down 7% after hours.
Here’s the statement from the bank:
Frankfurt am Main, October 7, 2015 – Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBKGn.DE/NYSE:
DB) expects to incur charges that will materially impact third quarter 2015
– An impairment of all goodwill and certain intangibles in Corporate
Banking & Securities (CB&S) and Private & Business Clients (PBC) of
approximately EUR 5.8 billion. This is largely driven by the impact of
expected higher regulatory capital requirements on the measurement of the
value of these segments as well as current expectations regarding the
disposal of Postbank.
– An impairment of the carrying value of Deutsche Bank’s 19.99% stake in
Hua Xia Bank Co. Ltd. of approximately EUR 0.6 billion. This reflects an
updated valuation triggered by a change of the intent of the holding as
Deutsche Bank no longer considers this stake to be strategic.
– Litigation provisions of approximately EUR 1.2 billion, the majority of
which are not expected to be tax deductible. Final litigation provisions in
the quarter may be affected by further events before we finalise and report
third quarter results.
The impairment of goodwill and intangibles and of the Hua Xia investment
will have no significant impact on Deutsche Bank’s regulatory capital
ratios. Deutsche Bank currently expects to report a fully-loaded CRR/CRD4
Common Equity Tier 1 ratio for the third quarter of approximately 11%,
which includes the impact of European Banking Authority Regulatory
Technical Standards (“Prudential Valuation”) that were adopted in the
Based on these charges, Deutsche Bank expects to report a third quarter
income before income taxes (IBIT) loss of approximately EUR 6.0 billion and
a net loss of EUR 6.2 billion. Year-to-date results through the third
quarter are expected to be an IBIT loss of approximately EUR 3.3 billion
and a net loss of EUR 4.8 billion.
Excluding the impact of the impairment of goodwill and intangibles, the
third quarter IBIT loss would be approximately EUR 0.2 billion and the net
loss would be approximately EUR 0.4 billion, largely reflecting the
litigation provisions and Hua Xia impairment. On the same basis, Deutsche
Bank expects to remain profitable year-to-date through the third quarter
with IBIT of approximately EUR 2.5 billion and net income of approximately
EUR 0.9 billion.
As part of the planning for the implementation of Strategy 2020, the
Management Board will recommend a reduction or possible elimination of the
Deutsche Bank common share dividend for the fiscal year of 2015.
All the aforementioned amounts are estimates. The final amounts will be
determined in the coming weeks and will be disclosed in our announcement of
third quarter results, together with details of the implementation of
Strategy 2020, which is now scheduled to occur on October 29.
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