July 27, 2016

Deutsche Bank reports second quarter 2016 pre-tax profit of 408 million euros and net income of 20 million euros

Key developments

  • 20% lower revenues year-on-year reflecting challenging environment and strategic decisions
    - Revenues, excluding NCOU and Hua Xia Bank, down 12%
  • 14% lower noninterest expenses reflect lower litigation expenses and compensation costs
  • Pre-tax profit of 408 million euros, down 67%, after goodwill impairment charge of 285 million euros, restructuring and severance charges of 207 million euros, and litigation charges of 120 million euros
  • Sustained financial strength
    - Fully loaded CET1 ratio improved slightly to 10.8%
    - Gain of ~40 basis points to CET1 ratio from Hua Xia disposal anticipated in second half 2016
    - Liquidity reserves of ~220 billion euros
    - Credit and market risk at very low levels
  • Significant progress on strategy implementation
    - First-phase restructuring in Germany agreed, involving ~3,000 positions
    - Formation of Intermediate Holding Company in US
    - Further de-risking of non-core assets
    - Operational separability of Postbank completed
    - Sustained investment in controls and infrastructure
  • All business divisions profitable
    - Global Markets: rates, FX comparable with strong prior year quarter, expect to remain No 4 in debt sales and trading
    - Corporate & Investment Banking: revenues in Transaction Banking stable year-on-year, No 2 in debt origination in Europe
    - Private, Wealth & Commercial Clients: 2,000 new commercial banking clients in Germany, over 10,000 new clients in Private & Commercial Clients International, consumer finance growth year-on-year
    - Deutsche Asset Management: substantial profitability in a high return-on-equity business

John Cryan, Chief Executive Officer:

John Cryan, CEO, said: “While our results show that we are undergoing a sustained restructuring, we are satisfied with the progress we are making.”

He continued: “We have continued to de-risk our balance sheet, to invest in our processes and to modernise our infrastructure. However, if the current weak economic environment persists, we will need to be yet more ambitious in the timing and intensity of our restructuring.”

The complete press release is available here.

Useful Links

About Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank provides commercial and investment banking, retail banking, transaction banking and asset and wealth management products and services to corporations, governments, institutional investors, small and medium-sized businesses, and private individuals. Deutsche Bank is Germany’s leading bank, with a strong position in Europe and a significant presence in the Americas and Asia Pacific.


This release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts; they include statements about our beliefs and expectations and the assumptions underlying them. These statements are based on plans, estimates and projections as they are currently available to the management of Deutsche Bank. Forward-looking statements therefore speak only as of the date they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update publicly any of them in light of new information or future events.

By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could therefore cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Such factors include the conditions in the financial markets in Germany, in Europe, in the United States and elsewhere from which we derive a substantial portion of our revenues and in which we hold a substantial portion of our assets, the development of asset prices and market volatility, potential defaults of borrowers or trading counterparties, the implementation of our strategic initiatives, the reliability of our risk management policies, procedures and methods, and other risks referenced in our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Such factors are described in detail in our SEC Form 20-F of 11 March 2016 under the heading “Risk Factors”. Copies of this document are readily available upon request or can be downloaded from www.db.com/ir.


Footer Navigation:
Last Update: July 27, 2016
Copyright © 2017 Deutsche Bank AG, Frankfurt am Main
This website uses cookies in order to improve user experience. If you close this box or continue browsing, we will assume that you are happy with this. For more information about the cookies we use or to find out how you can disable cookies, see our Cookies Notice.