Declining trading volumes at Charles Schwab
The quarter in detail
While declining trading volumes and retreating clients resulted in a 12% fall in rival TD AMERITRADE's
Higher asset management fees and almost double the profit on interest revenue helped it offset weaker trading and increase its net income to $238 million, from $205 million in the second quarter of 2010. Schwab's revenue rose 10%, to $1.19 billion.
The company reported $502 million in asset fees, a 15% increase from the second quarter of 2010. Net new assets collected were up 10% while total client assets reached $1.66 trillion -- a 22% leap.
Trading revenue, which declined by 12% year-over-year, accounts for less than 20% of total revenue.
The growth plan
Chuck will surely benefit from the acquisition of optionsXpress
Now, to expand its investment business, Schwab has decided to partner with Broadridge Financial
The Foolish bottom line
With yet another impressive quarter and a few more smart deals in the offing, I remain optimistic on Schwab. Please post your comments below.