On March 27, Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) released FY 2006 earnings for the period ended Dec. 31.

  • Revenues improved by 23%, primarily thanks to record performance of sales and trading businesses.

  • Net interest margin rose to 0.71%. However, this margin substantially lags that of most American banks. Consider that Bank of America's (NYSE:BAC) NIM was 2.8% in 2006.

  • Deutsche Bank carries a three-star rating in Motley Fool CAPS. Visit CAPS to see what others have to say about this company, and other international banks like HSBC (NYSE:HBC) and Barclays (NYSE:BCS).

(Figures in millions, except per-share data. Certain data was not available in dollars.)

Income Statement Highlights

FY 2006

FY 2005

Change

Total Revenue

$36,961

$29,989

23.2%

Net Interest Income

$9,131

$7,106

28.5%

Net Profit

$7,900

$4,179

89%

EPS

$15.24

$8.23

85.2%

Ratio Checkup

FY 2006

FY 2005

Change*

Net Interest Margin

0.71%

0.69%

0.02%

Efficiency Ratio

No Data

No Data

No Data

Nonperforming Assets / Assets

No Data

No Data

No Data

Return on Average Assets

0.53%

0.35%

0.18%

Return on Average Equity

19.46%

12.51%

6.95%

*Expressed in percentage points.

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Balance Sheet Highlights

Assets

FY 2006

FY 2005

Change

Investments

No Data

No Data

No Data

Loans

$221,886

$179,235

23.8%

Liabilities

FY 2006

FY 2005

Change

Deposits

$539,470

$450,928

19.6%

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