Barclays is scheduled to release its second-quarter 2023 results on Thursday. Here are the key details:

Pretax Profit

The U.K. bank is expected to report a pretax profit of £1.91 billion ($2.46 billion) for the three months ending June 30, according to a company-compiled consensus. This reflects a decrease in litigation and conduct expenses compared to the same period last year, when it recorded a pretax profit of £1.50 billion.

Total Income

Barclays' total income for the quarter is projected to be £6.53 billion, based on the same consensus. This compares to £6.71 billion in the equivalent three-month period in 2022.

What to Watch For

  • Impairments: Analysts estimate a credit impairment charge of £597 million for the quarter.
  • CET 1 Ratio: The bank is expected to finish the period with a common equity Tier 1 ratio of 13.8%, which is a crucial measure of balance-sheet strength.
  • Interim Dividend: The board is anticipated to announce a dividend payout of 2.7 pence per share, an increase from 2.25 pence in the previous year.
  • Share Buyback: Consensus suggests a buyback of £575 million, although analysts at Jefferies believe there is potential for a larger program surprise from management.
  • Guidance: Deutsche Bank believes there will be minimal changes to the guidance issued by the lender in February for the year 2023.

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