Schwab (SCHW) Q3 Earnings

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Schwab (SCHW) CEO Wallt Bettinger said the company sustained it’s mid single digits asset growth rate

“Schwab’s third quarter results reflect the combined power of our strategy and scale – we served more clients than ever while delivering record financial performance. Our range of full-service investment capabilities continued to attract a broad spectrum of investors and helped core net new assets total $30.0 billion in the third quarter, sustaining a solid 5% annualized organic growth rate. We ended the quarter serving 10.0 million brokerage accounts and 1.1 million bank accounts.”

Their online only robe-advisor investment offering crossed the $10 billion dollars in AUM threshold 

“Client assets enrolled in Intelligent Portfolios surpassed the $10 billion mark at month-end September, just 19 months after launching in March 2015. This digital advisory program’s combination of sophisticated, ongoing portfolio management – with no advisory fee charged and access to live support – has attracted investors of all ages and wealth levels, the majority of whom are formerly self-directed. Roughly a quarter of the assets enrolled in Intelligent Portfolios are new to Schwab, and that proportion is growing steadily.”

Schwab (SCHW) CFO Joe Martinetto said the company set a quarterly record for firm profit margins

“Schwab posted its fifth consecutive quarter of record revenues for the period ending in September, as well as a record pre-tax profit margin of 41.5%. Our prior peak margin was set in the third quarter of 2008. We have rebuilt our profitability from post-financial crisis lows by driving client asset and revenue growth with our ‘Through Clients’ Eyes’ strategy, and applying expense discipline to maintain an appropriate balance between near- term profitability and reinvestment for growth.”