Citi Down 4% On Top- And Bottom-Line Miss

Tyler Durden's picture

While Citi's stock is getting hammered in the pre-market for missing both top- and bottom-lines, three things stand out to us at first glance. First, legal costs were well above expectations; second, they reduced their exposure to GIIPS  during Q4 - just when the rip-roaring rally in Europe really took off; and third, and more importantly, Citi did not take a huge loan loss reserve drawdown like every other bank.

  • *CITIGROUP 4Q REV. $18.66B, EST. $18.92B                  :C US

The question is, why would Citi not take advantage of the investing public's ignorance like every other bank and release more from loan-loss-reserves - have they maxed out their previous releases? or are they less exuberant at the housing un-recovery? (we note that 90-179-Day Delinquencies rose)

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LongSoupLine's picture

And the fucking Bernanke cock jammed ES doesn't give a fuck.

GetZeeGold's picture



Ben Shalom doesn't sweat the little crap.

flacon's picture

S&P futures are soaring.... disgusting!

GetZeeGold's picture



It's the roaring 20's all over again.

DeadFred's picture

Don't worry. There's an iron cap at 1495 that would be hard to break in good times much less a couple weeks from when the MSM starts taking debt ceiling again. Let them have their fun.

Dr. Engali's picture

I feel wealthier already. I think I'll buy some  iCrap.

fonzannoon's picture
  •  * Citigroup excited for February so they can get their portion of 85 bil in QE and not give a rats ass about anything else.


Cursive's picture

If Shittybank didn't take a few cookies out of the loan reserve account to boost earnings, things must be really awful.

CPL's picture

They are playing possum.  No way they could have burned through nearly a trillion dollars in bail outs....then again, why should anyone be surprised anymore.

brewing's picture

they should never have gotten rid of pandit...

Sudden Debt's picture

Everything is in the message...

just say: CITI IS ONLY DOWN 4%!!!! BUY BUY BUY!!!

and you have a totally different story.

Profits are for communists only! right?...

IamtheREALmario's picture

OK, so they have a bunch of nonperforming assets on the books and all of the primary dealers are required to buy treasuries for a guaranteed, but ppor return ... and people have lost all trust in the markets ... and debit cards are probably cutting into credit card revenue.

Is Citi in with JPM and MS being forced to be the buyer of lass resort for all assets and non-asset assets sold in the US markets?

Dr. Engali's picture

Clearly they need to run a Spiderman towel promotion.

lizzy36's picture


Four years after financial crisis and banks still having "kitchen sink" quarters.


Tsar Pointless's picture

Take a look at the UC initial claims report just released for last week.

Over 220k first-time claims magically wiped away via "seasonal" adjustments.

Rally on, dudes and dudettes!

kito's picture

the fed is like a 30 round magazine that citi can reload anytime ammo gets low........ its dangerous for TBTF to have 30 round magazines......why isnt congress calling for the end of high capacity fed reloads?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?....................................

Tsar Pointless's picture

Oh, and Housing Starts awesomeness seasonally adjusted to four-year high.

Shh! Don't tell anybody that, not seasonally adjusted, housing starts and permits were DOWN in December from November.

Racer's picture

This is one huge FARCE of a 'market'

IamtheREALmario's picture

It kind of surprises me that the banks have a large amount of loan loss reserves left. Obviously they accrue them during the year. The question is how much more or less than was accrued in any given year is used. Maybe Citi did not accrue a lot and JPM did.

thismarketisrigged's picture

lol, even though financials usually lead the market, dont worry, even with 2 of the bigger banks coming out with negative reports, the market will soar today.


when will this farce end already? i hope the market crashes on all these wall street theives

Cult_of_Reason's picture

What's up with the huge parabolic DAX spike?

ekm's picture

Bullshit. 4% is nothing.


Other primary dealers will buy/sell to each other C stocks in DARK POOL until it regains all loss.

orangegeek's picture

Earnings/Outlook season - ebay started the ball rolling last night.


Let's see what the Dow daily does today - should be hard down.

Yen Cross's picture

 Philly Fed. Index comes in shitty and it's all about the Stiil bourne "shadow inventory" takeup. What a freaking joke.

  I stopped fighting the game in December. Just trading "price action". with tight stops. You have to be responsible and cut your losses. I'll play the game until I get stopped out.