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2019-01-26 — cnbc.com

``"I think I'm the right person to run this company today," he told Cramer. "I care deeply about this company. I've been there for 31 years. I know how the company operates. I've taken responsibility. I don't think you should be criticized for taking responsibility, acknowledging mistakes you've made, which we've done, and then moving the company forward. Judge me on what I said we would do and what we've done."

Sloan, who has also been Wells Fargo's chief financial officer and led its wholesale banking division during his three-decade tenure, reiterated that he would understand calls for his resignation "if I'm not getting things done."

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The CEO cited some of his company's recent earnings results to support that claim: not only has Wells Fargo regained momentum in prime checking account growth -- a metric that tracks consumers who bank with Wells Fargo -- since it "ground to a halt" in 2016, but deposit, loan and earnings per share growth are also turning, he told Cramer.

"We made $6.1 billion in the quarter. And when you look at our earnings per share for 2018 -- $4.28 -- it was the highest earnings per share in 166 years," Sloan said. "You see that deposit growth [was] up year over year from a consumer standpoint, and [...] you also see loan growth. Our loan growth in the fourth quarter was the strongest that we'd seen in two years. Two years. And it was across the board."

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