bank of montreal (BMO) Key Developments
Bank of Montreal Appoints Carl Kirst as New Head of Equity Research
Jul 15 15
Bank of Montreal's capital markets arm has appointed a new head of equity research south of the border. BMO Nesbitt Burns has tapped Carl Kirst to run its U.S. research arm, a promotion that requires the new leader to relocate to New York from Houston. Mr. Kirst joined BMO in 2008 from Credit Suisse and has covered Canadian and U.S. pipeline stocks since.
Bank of Montreal Appoints David Sloper as Head of Product Management
Jul 10 15
BMO Financial Group has announced that it has appointed David Sloper as head of product management for
its asset management business in Europe, Middle-East and Africa (EMEA). Sloper would, in his role, oversee the product range of the firm across EMEA for the newly-rebranded BMO GlobalAsset Management. He has 30 years of investment and fixed income experience.
Bank of Montreal Appoints Monique Chan as New Head for Its Asia Business, Effective from July 2015
Jul 7 15
Bank of Montreal has reportedly appointed Monique Chan as new head for its Asia business. Chan, who was the former CEO and head of Asia at Banque Privee Edmond de Rothschild, will replace Robert Cormie, who resigned in May 2015. Chan left the private banking business of Edmond de Rothschild in May 2015 and is expected to join the company in late July 2015.
Bank of Montreal Declares Dividend on Common Shares and Preferred Shares, Payable on August 26, 2015 and August 25, 2015 Respectively
May 27 15
Bank of Montreal announced that the board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.82 per share on paid-up common shares of company for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015, a 2 cent increase from the previous quarter. The board of directors also declared dividends of $0.328125 per share on paid-up Class B Preferred Shares Series 14, $0.3625 per share on paid-up Class B Preferred Shares Series 15, $0.211875 per share on paid-up Class B Preferred Shares Series 16, $0.144742 per share on paid-up Class B Preferred Shares Series 17, $0.24375 per share on paid-up Class B Preferred Shares Series 25, $0.25 per share on paid-up Class B Preferred Shares Series 27, $0.24375 per share on paid-up Class B Preferred Shares Series 29 and $0.2375 per share on paid-up Class B Preferred Shares Series 31. The dividend on the common shares is payable on August 26, 2015, to shareholders of record on August 3, 2015. The dividends on the preferred shares are payable on August 25, 2015, to shareholders of record on August 3, 2015.
Bank of Montreal Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Second Quarter and Year to Date Ended April 30, 2015
May 27 15
Bank of Montreal reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the second quarter and year to date ended April 30, 2015. For the quarter, the company announced revenue rose to CAD 4.53 billion from CAD 4.37 billion a year earlier. On a reported basis, net income fell to CAD 999 million or CAD 1.49 per share from CAD 1.08 billion or CAD 1.60 a year ago, weighed down by a CAD 106 million charge primarily due to restructuring to drive operational efficiencies. Income before income taxes was CAD 1,229 million against CAD 1,285 million a year ago. Adjusting items included in reported pre-tax loss was CAD 200 million against CAD 28 million a year ago. Adjusted revenue was CAD 4,526 million against CAD 5,055 million a year ago. Adjusted income before income taxes was CAD 1,429 million against CAD 1,313 million a year ago. Adjusted net income was CAD 1,146 million or CAD 1.71 per share against CAD 1,097 million or CAD 1.63 per share a year ago. ROE was 11.4%, compared with 14.3% a year ago. Adjusted ROE was 13.2%, compared with 14.6% a year ago.
For the year to date, the company reported revenue of CAD 9,581 million against CAD 8,848 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was CAD 2,368 million against CAD 2,624 million a year ago. Net income was CAD 1,999 million or CAD 2.95 per share against CAD 2,137 million or CAD 3.18 per share a year ago. Adjusting items included in reported pre-tax loss was CAD 253 million against CAD 59 million a year ago. Adjusted revenue was CAD 9,581 million against CAD 8,848 million a year ago. Adjusted income before income taxes was CAD 2,621 million against CAD 2,683 million a year ago. Adjusted net income was CAD 2,187 million or CAD 3.24 per share against CAD 2,180 million or CAD 3.24 per share a year ago.