Schwab Reports Monthly Activity Highlights

Friday, March 13, 2020 5:45 am PDT

Dateline:

SAN FRANCISCO

Public Company Information:

NYSE:
SCHW

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Charles Schwab Corporation released its Monthly Activity Report today. Company highlights for the month of February 2020 include:

  • Core net new assets brought to the company by new and existing clients totaled $24.4 billion. Net new assets excluding mutual fund clearing totaled $24.0 billion.
  • Total client assets were $3.86 trillion as of month-end February, up 9% from February 2019 and down 5% compared to January 2020.
  • Client cash as a percentage of assets was 12.0% as of month-end February, compared with 11.5% in February 2019 and 11.3% in January 2020.

Commentary from the CFO

Peter Crawford, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, provides perspective on client activity during the current extraordinary market environment at: https://www.aboutschwab.com/cfo-commentary.

About Charles Schwab

The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW) is a leading provider of financial services, with more than 360 offices and 12.5 million active brokerage accounts, 1.7 million corporate retirement plan participants, 1.4 million banking accounts, and $3.86 trillion in client assets as of February 29, 2020. Through its operating subsidiaries, the company provides a full range of wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, asset management, custody, and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisors. Its broker-dealer subsidiary, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (member SIPC, https://www.sipc.org), and affiliates offer a complete range of investment services and products including an extensive selection of mutual funds; financial planning and investment advice; retirement plan and equity compensation plan services; referrals to independent, fee-based investment advisors; and custodial, operational and trading support for independent, fee-based investment advisors through Schwab Advisor Services. Its banking subsidiary, Charles Schwab Bank (member FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender), provides banking and lending services and products. More information is available at https://www.schwab.com and https://www.aboutschwab.com.

The Charles Schwab Corporation Monthly Activity Report For February 2020
 

2019

2020

Change
Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mo. Yr.
Market Indices (at month end)
Dow Jones Industrial Average

25,916

 

25,929

 

26,593

 

24,815

 

26,600

 

26,864

 

26,403

 

26,917

 

27,046

 

28,051

 

28,538

 

28,256

 

25,409

 

(10%)

 

(2%)

Nasdaq Composite

7,533

 

7,729

 

8,095

 

7,453

 

8,006

 

8,175

 

7,963

 

7,999

 

8,292

 

8,665

 

8,973

 

9,151

 

8,567

 

(6%)

 

14%

Standard & Poor’s 500

2,784

 

2,834

 

2,946

 

2,752

 

2,942

 

2,980

 

2,926

 

2,977

 

3,038

 

3,141

 

3,231

 

3,226

 

2,954

 

(8%)

 

6%

Client Assets (in billions of dollars)

 

 

 

Beginning Client Assets

3,447.7

 

3,533.0

 

3,585.4

 

3,668.5

 

3,530.6

 

3,702.4

 

3,746.7

 

3,716.5

 

3,768.4

 

3,854.6

 

3,942.2

 

4,038.8

 

4,051.6

 

 

 

 

Net New Assets (1)

18.3

 

18.3

 

(0.3

)

17.3

 

20.2

 

19.3

 

19.9

 

17.4

 

35.2

 

12.0

 

30.1

 

20.9

 

24.4

 

17%

 

33%

Net Market Gains (Losses)

67.0

 

34.1

 

83.4

 

(155.2

)

151.6

 

25.0

 

(50.1

)

34.5

 

51.0

 

75.6

 

66.5

 

(8.1

)

(213.2

)

 

 

 

Total Client Assets (at month end)

3,533.0

 

3,585.4

 

3,668.5

 

3,530.6

 

3,702.4

 

3,746.7

 

3,716.5

 

3,768.4

 

3,854.6

 

3,942.2

 

4,038.8

 

4,051.6

 

3,862.8

 

(5%)

 

9%

Core Net New Assets (2)

18.3

 

18.3

 

(0.3

)

17.3

 

20.2

 

19.3

 

19.9

 

17.4

 

24.1

 

12.0

 

30.1

 

20.9

 

24.4

 

17%

 

33%

Receiving Ongoing Advisory Services (at month end)

 

 

 

Investor Services

294.2

 

298.4

 

305.7

 

298.5

 

311.6

 

314.8

 

314.2

 

318.5

 

324.6

 

330.8

 

337.1

 

336.8

 

323.2

 

(4%)

 

10%

Advisor Services (3)

1,551.6

 

1,572.8

 

1,608.0

 

1,554.6

 

1,626.6

 

1,646.1

 

1,635.7

 

1,659.4

 

1,691.6

 

1,728.2

 

1,769.7

 

1,773.2

 

1,694.0

 

(4%)

 

9%

Client Accounts (at month end, in thousands)

 

 

 

Active Brokerage Accounts

11,712

 

11,787

 

11,870

 

11,929

 

11,967

 

12,026

 

12,085

 

12,118

 

12,189

 

12,247

 

12,333

 

12,431

 

12,521

 

1%

 

7%

Banking Accounts (4)

1,313

 

1,300

 

1,310

 

1,323

 

1,336

 

1,352

 

1,361

 

1,361

 

1,374

 

1,384

 

1,390

 

1,403

 

1,411

 

1%

 

7%

Corporate Retirement Plan Participants

1,685

 

1,684

 

1,690

 

1,699

 

1,698

 

1,701

 

1,711

 

1,718

 

1,735

 

1,743

 

1,748

 

1,732

 

1,726

 

-

 

2%

Client Activity

 

 

 

New Brokerage Accounts (in thousands)

115

 

140

 

147

 

123

 

116

 

129

 

126

 

108

 

142

 

127

 

164

 

167

 

159

 

(5%)

 

38%

Inbound Calls (in thousands)

1,742

 

1,882

 

1,966

 

1,671

 

1,595

 

1,773

 

1,759

 

1,570

 

1,771

 

1,605

 

1,884

 

1,947

 

1,831

 

(6%)

 

5%

Web Logins (in thousands)

60,121

 

63,692

 

65,669

 

61,522

 

60,824

 

65,809

 

63,928

 

63,530

 

72,547

 

66,394

 

69,733

 

77,716

 

76,941

 

(1%)

 

28%

Client Cash as a Percentage of Client Assets (5)

11.5%

11.3%

10.9%

11.3%

10.9%

11.0%

11.3%

11.4%

11.3%

11.3%

11.3%

11.3%

12.0%

70 bp

 

50 bp

Mutual Fund and Exchange-Traded Fund

 

 

 

Net Buys (Sells) (6, 7) (in millions of dollars)

 

 

 

Large Capitalization Stock

1,109

 

1,045

 

980

 

1,114

 

206

 

717

 

328

 

23

 

900

 

1,406

 

991

 

845

 

(178

)

 

 

 

Small / Mid Capitalization Stock

638

 

302

 

136

 

(190

)

18

 

10

 

(374

)

(212

)

(458

)

73

 

201

 

(314

)

(531

)

 

 

 

International

1,086

 

1,274

 

863

 

(100

)

225

 

744

 

(1,390

)

(355

)

340

 

735

 

993

 

1,360

 

132

 

 

 

 

Specialized

609

 

750

 

(109

)

(440

)

341

 

418

 

353

 

583

 

618

 

484

 

455

 

762

 

397

 

 

 

 

Hybrid

(309

)

(357

)

(228

)

(316

)

(181

)

(366

)

(569

)

(372

)

(202

)

(290

)

(96

)

615

 

(257

)

 

 

 

Taxable Bond

2,871

 

1,923

 

3,029

 

1,821

 

2,378

 

3,806

 

2,725

 

2,935

 

2,813

 

2,274

 

4,710

 

5,714

 

3,830

 

 

 

 

Tax-Free Bond

1,111

 

1,133

 

760

 

1,057

 

682

 

960

 

760

 

593

 

809

 

860

 

1,255

 

1,481

 

1,066

 

 

 

 

Net Buy (Sell) Activity (in millions of dollars)

 

 

 

Mutual Funds (6)

2,312

 

1,850

 

1,860

 

86

 

7

 

2,151

 

(1,281

)

(573

)

(473

)

(761

)

1,097

 

2,684

 

(565

)

 

 

 

Exchange-Traded Funds (7)

4,803

 

4,220

 

3,571

 

2,860

 

3,662

 

4,138

 

3,114

 

3,768

 

5,293

 

6,303

 

7,412

 

7,779

 

5,024

 

 

 

 

Money Market Funds

(1,577

)

1,785

 

(2,097

)

5,067

 

4,570

 

6,143

 

6,068

 

5,833

 

7,059

 

4,768

 

1,515

 

1,911

 

1,312

 

 

 

 

Average Interest-Earning Assets (8)

 

 

 

(in millions of dollars)

270,718

 

272,727

 

270,308

 

263,718

 

262,759

 

263,993

 

265,005

 

266,430

 

266,089

 

268,254

 

274,911

 

279,437

 

278,966

 

-

 

3%

(1)

October 2019 includes an inflow of $11.1 billion from a mutual fund clearing services client.

(2)

Net new assets before significant one-time inflows or outflows, such as acquisitions/divestitures or extraordinary flows (generally greater than $10 billion) relating to a specific client. These flows may span multiple reporting periods.

(3)

Excludes Retirement Business Services.

(4)

In March 2019, banking accounts were reduced by approximately 23,000 as a result of inactive account closures.

(5)

Schwab One®, certain cash equivalents, bank deposits and money market fund balances as a percentage of total client assets.

(6)

Represents the principal value of client mutual fund transactions handled by Schwab, including transactions in proprietary funds. Includes institutional funds available only to Investment Managers. Excludes money market fund transactions.

(7)

Represents the principal value of client ETF transactions handled by Schwab, including transactions in proprietary ETFs.

(8)

Represents average total interest-earning assets on the company's balance sheet.

 

Contact:

MEDIA:
Mayura Hooper
Charles Schwab
Phone: 415-667-1525

INVESTORS/ANALYSTS:
Rich Fowler
Charles Schwab
Phone: 415-667-1841

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