Fifth Third Bancorp Announces Advance In Q3 Bottom Line, Beats estimates

Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) reported a profit for its third quarter that advanced from the same period last year.

The company's bottom line totaled $684 million, or $0.97 per share. This compares with $562 million, or $0.78 per share, in last year's third quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.91 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

Fifth Third Bancorp earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q3): $684 Mln. vs. $562 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q3): $0.97 vs. $0.78 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $0.91

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