BB&T reports record annual earnings of $3.1 billion; $3.91 per diluted share; Quarterly earnings totaled $0.97 per diluted share, up 26.0 percent compared to 2017
BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) today reported earnings for the fourth quarter of 2018. Net income available to common shareholders was $754 million. Earnings per diluted common share were $0.97 for the fourth quarter of 2018, down from $1.01 last quarter. Results for the fourth quarter produced an annualized return on average assets of 1.43 percent and an annualized return on average common shareholders' equity of 11.14 percent.
Excluding merger-related and restructuring ch...