Third-Quarter 2014 and Nine-Month 2014 results

Paris, France, November 4, 2014

Significant increase in net income gs: €318m in 3Q14 (1), up 21% vs. 3Q13 and €961m in 9M14(1), up 15% vs. 9M13.

Strong growth in CET1 ratio

Core-business Net Revenues(1) up 7% in 9M14 and 2% vs. 3Q13

  • Wholesale Banking: €20bn of new loan production in the Structured financing business in the first nine months of 2014
  • Asset Management: €708bn AuM ($894bn), a €79bn increase since end-December 2013, notably thanks to a €6.6bn net inflows in 3Q14 (€24bn in 9M14)
  • Insurance: global turnover up 20% in 9M14
  • Specialized Financial Services: Specialized financing revenues up 2% vs. 9M13

Strong growth in core-business earnings(1) and profitability

  • Net revenues up 3% to €1.9bn vs. 3Q13 and 5% to €5.8bn vs. 9M13
  • Gross operating income up 6% vs. 3Q13 and 12% vs. 9M13, thanks to sound cost control
  • Core-business provision for credit loss down sharply to 25bps in 3Q14 vs. 55bps in 3Q13
  • Net income (gs): up 21% to €318m vs. 3Q13 and 15% to €961m vs. 9M13
  • ROTE of 9,8% in 9M14, up 40bps vs. 9M13
  • EPS(2) up a substantial 31% to €0.32 in 9M14

Further constitution of available capital

  • Increase in Basel 3 CET1 ratio (3) of 11.5% at end-September 2014, up 65bps vs. end-June 2014 excluding PVA impact

ECB AQR/Stress test

  • Groupe BPCE’s financial solidity demonstrated
  • Natixis’ dividend payout policy and investment strategy confirmed
  1. See note on methodology
  2. Excluding fair-value adjustment on own debt
  3. Based on CRR-CRD4 rules published on June 26, 2013, including the Danish compromise - no phase-in except for DTAs on loss carry-forwards

 

The Board of Directors examined Natixis’s third-quarter 2014 accounts on November 4, 2014. For Natixis, the main features of 3Q14 were:

  • a 2% increase in core-business revenues vs. 3Q13. In Wholesale Banking, the Equity derivatives and Structured financing activities both fared well.

Investment Solutions continued to record robust revenue growth and inflows, both in the Asset management and Insurance businesses.

Specialized Financial Services made further progress with rolling out the offering to the BPCE networks in difficult economic conditions in France.

  • a tight grip on expenses, which inched up 1% vs. 3Q13,
  • a marked 37% reduction in the provision for credit loss vs. 3Q13,
  • a 21% advance in net income (group share)(1), to €318m,
  • a significant improvement in core-business ROE(1)to 12.0% in 3Q14 vs. 10.6% in 3Q13,
  • a Basel 3 CET1 ratio(2) of 11.5% at end-September 2014, a 65bp-increase vs. June 30, 2014 excluding the PVA impact, spurred by good earnings and reduced RWA.

Laurent Mignon, Natixis Chief Executive Officer says: “The financial strength of Natixis, illustrated again this quarter by the strong ability to create available capital, reinforces our strategic choices with our determination on our "asset light" model and our distribution policy. Totally focused on customers, our three core businesses, since the beginning of the year, demonstrate strong commercial momentum and continue to improve their profitability”.

 

 

  1. See note on methodology
  2. Based on CRR-CRD4 rules published on June 26, 2013, including the Danish compromise - no phase-in except for DTAs on loss carry-forwards

 

 

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The conference call to discuss the results, scheduled for Wednesday November 5, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. CET, will be webcast live on www.natixis.com (on the “Investor Relations” page).

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