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Royal Bank Of Canada (RY)

Participants
Nadine Ahn Head of Investor Relations
Dave McKay President, Chief Executive Officer
Rod Bolger Chief Financial Officer
Graeme Hepworth Chief Risk Officer
Neil McLaughlin Group Head of Personal & Commercial Banking
Ebrahim Poonawala Bank of America Securities
John Aiken Barclays
Gabriel Dechaine National Bank Financial
Meny Grauman Scotiabank
Scott Chan Canaccord Genuity
Doug Young Desjardins Capital Markets
Mario Mendonca TD Securities
Sohrab Movahedi BMO Capital Markets
Lemar Persaud Cormark Securities
Mike Rizvanovic Credit Suisse
Paul Holden CIBC
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Operator

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to RBC's conference call for the fourth quarter 2020 financial results. Please be advised that this call is being recorded. I would now like to turn the meeting over to Nadine Ahn, Head of Investor Relations. Please go ahead, Ms. Ahn.

Nadine Ahn

morning, good and you everyone. Thank

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Dave McKay

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Rod Bolger

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Graeme Hepworth

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Operator

[Operator Instructions].

of Securities. first Please question Ebrahim Bank from with Poonawala Our go is America ahead.

Ebrahim Poonawala

for for outlook parts. expect think guess like the your I you, we year. migration it have listening question One, for banks you PCLs, to sounds as yesterday, accounted Two to next and morning. Good the see peers, the a we just about Graeme.

if go think And to you are is PCLs to it outlook, just we can the And used PCL performing? assume bips we Thank see when were terms that releases that expectations in could you. soon XXXX to actually of pre-COVID? to XX, we begin? So to in safe shift around about we back your what XX the speak reserve versus the impaired how

Graeme Hepworth

latter would and are that way your look out term short hand, the facing will certainly kind the it working an that and one into impact part a see on we like impact have headwinds of our second that and we on Thanks, question. impaired Ebrahim, vulnerable think then have question the as I wave recovery. of sectors. of certainly through as an But parts, are now, break means we two what XXXX, our kind will Sure. about talk the maybe piece bit overall. the we for I into that But

see off as those normalize. impairments things will getting deferrals time of increase of through a XXXX. and well, delinquencies over increase that. and to particularly XXXX, backend where see start support on delinquencies As thus And to And come levels will higher together, the starting of do we the government to we backend rolling world

through the see think have frankly the through and about of you And so and this uncertainties that's year. built kind provisions quite our we pandemic very mindful performing point. kind When it there, certainly up the XXXX, PCL that. with of flowing ACL how of associated we

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Ebrahim Poonawala

Got it. Thank you.

Operator

you. Thank

ahead. question next is Please Aiken go Barclays. from Our with John

John Aiken

Dave wanted not talk the and to the are asking what ratio, XX.X% to the for morning. capital. Rod, uses or capital usual Good I the

at if capital have in all And XXXX, I do go done? we I the more hopefully might is although I all think it out are been environment, Is saying a going where it you to know we long migrate? go to with that. of that coming now. time everything philosophy think when be terms sits your be in when think normalized But is are we would look we mean to of said what a going What And up? and able today? where Is down? going it comfortable to you for

Dave McKay

the it's value And a leverage start accretion, are and buyback to whether world where John. as them start, regulators into or will are of capital, we in. Rod adds whatever want I we to chime buffers said, will to more or our you growth then let where Certainly, value. to restored able normalized shareholder I this shareholder as think

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Rod Bolger

I Yes. Graeme from and But dividend year talk to $X.X we buybacks chime would the of on a I outlook the share that about And and billion. increasing gross makes the ago recall, we just about of impaired pandemic. are for loans sense had was listening allowances billion is, obviously as the total other given restricted about PCL, element $X and

Now we billion reserves, gross and impaired $X.X have of including loans acceptances, $X.X billion.

that our losses So billion well-positioned pandemic, we through initiatives as growth in to fortress as the a think about have balance excess we are capital plus our going strategic $XX our seen and $X.X this and come organic support strength sheet. billion And of forward.

John Aiken

for color, Thanks the Great. it. I appreciate guys.

Operator

Thank you.

Our with Bank question Dechaine National next is from go Please Financial. Gabriel ahead.

Gabriel Dechaine

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Graeme Hepworth

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Gabriel Dechaine

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thanks. So

Dave McKay

Gabriel. the question. Take next Thanks

Operator

Thank you.

Grauman is ahead. go Scotiabank. Our Please with from next question Meny

Meny Grauman

morning. Good Hi.

do Just something there that say? buybacks case is, turning back be now, But in also believe understand that to is be for for I to view? allowing a the that your good would a let's is to Is want you made I buybacks. argument there valid cautious.

Dave McKay

clients, to if next think, six kind I there is Meny, and extended and the listened you on uncertainty government around of the support. notwithstanding of the the all nine our months of this our timing impact Look, commentary to

I a in as we And client So very well. have are evaluate we trying really through largely have focused and client base sure-footed, existing that. understand you growth areas growth mortgage client. are where It's an where all particularly growth of that we think we on to seen,

saying, little So take if you we would think a were sitting capital, premature. if it's could, here today I back you

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Meny Grauman

that. follow-up a just on And

point other We used and the from an I workarounds. it's second consensus economic is that have first current to maybe hearing damaging. they are are wave think lockdown is the getting of This view People less a from be going teams wave. less and than management to it damaging

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Dave McKay

Absolutely.

play. have sense of same and going comments will are Graeme's the was into we think how And the lot second I we in wave not lockdown. learned it a around

We There's have lost. unemployed. XXX,XXX jobs out X.X the million million of still three recovered

segment, remaining of narrower So forward. a big a of Many kind the are industry. step XXX,XXX a service that's in

in bolstered So impact extended by addition, absolutely, the second wave. wave, have will than first less support the government

that, businesses that growth That's and really a cautious taking products lending you said franchise just at Canadian capital volume have seeing very the and the seen you approach. across to banking our Having are franchise. are strong We to significant all deposit wealth from products. client growth growth markets

with our still that manifest are we operating in see profile. losses. risk conservative effectively, very a stage three can So itself And you

loan are posture our yet to this. the are we franchise it we very good As base talks at to that sheet and analyst I continuing those our our risk low client think previous commented, are our and balance and losses, grow

I net net, So this are to managing franchise create think long-term finding a we environment. to value while in grow way uncertain an

Meny Grauman

a Thanks lot.

Operator

you. Thank

Scott Chan Our with Canaccord ahead. Genuity. is question go from Please next

Scott Chan

it go morning. right. Hi. and want just Good Rod, your got to I make I comments wanted to sure back I to

I is in hear that I to about think that, volume guess of targeting you talked correctly? or trends? talk with your the that And about I versus that could how NII kind get kind comments QX did that term one intertwines fiscal U.S. back and margin maybe you near on of growth compression line. bank XXXX are believe you on the the Canadian

Rod Bolger

Sure. for that. Scott, Sure. Thanks,

place, interest the think into income it when the So net middle on here about largest the player interest and of March. NIM which took was, the decreases rate the is

you about through in second fiscal XXXX. are our So quarter talking halfway

quarter the XXXX, comparison as half it we the to year are are second So higher rates has interest the have from in quarter the for full XXXX, our quarter. In in going for prior year-over-year the you of year. QX last

going So are comparables. those be to tough

sequential is just this basis, a year-over-year a the quarter. muted on On So compression severe. basis, it's NIM it was like

point. for going to four much at the year, seen year-over-year quarters we the as than we that lower be QX so next And roll into decline previous have what is

our has strong, And been will so growth, offset that. volume more therefore, which very than

interest see are basis, QX of sensitive. starting growth rate income so year-over-year will to which businesses in able both a on interest for you And those net be

Scott Chan

good up And digit that for on next Rod, of fiscal well of I makes use Is kind level. XXXX, at just And bank the X.X% I sense. could costs look came if low if costs. That single you, to in kind year, range? in in more It the this metric all that were quarter. a sneak one at

Rod Bolger

Yes.

because next out targeting expenses, this that based than lower markets actually variable we comp see capital and Obviously, lower play We how wealth market-driven year. X.X% other than on element we forces. management that striving for will all But year. are are higher there's a

Scott Chan

you very Thank Okay. much.

Dave McKay

Thanks for question. your

Operator

you. Thank

Doug Our Markets. with Please Young ahead. go from question Desjardins next Capital is

Doug Young

Hi. Good morning.

you of like NIM so with it's the year-over-year that the on holding. think NIMs, all excluding what that side. you sticking the excluding and trading question, down But like we Rod, the bank pieces. that are I liquidity? of excess Just, as been has that is focus see liquidity the through maybe amount do get out? come the XX from impact because X.XX%, moving some all the look you in I to forward, points of on two anticipate how the your you being wondering, has basis different comes NIM, liquidity that of I two-part If as what And kind at trading, impact bank on some the unfolding Should of And next backed out? years just over would

Rod Bolger

Yes.

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little would and I there look a right. you in a businesses how of there's things, as as But growing bit well. it at are certain So few nuance certain levels

second we into year. next as are As quarters third some rolling and off programs of the government get the

to are liquidity. back, be is some to some So money and going some going be are repaying of of the those that going strip we excess which winding down to down of programs

would growth, element case our is we other to year. growth our wasn't that outpace this deposit the which expect The loan

happens, we will then comply going years. than lower that this was with into been next and that that be But some also previous year XXXX, lower expect of going as term and to year we lower TLAC. also, be be to And use it's to doing excess in liquidity. has So funding to it up going some are it

help. also going that's So to

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Doug Young

And just -- to maybe follow-up,

Dave McKay

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try run the will to queue and clear we here. over So

and question. on move let's second please for So requeue a

Operator

you. Thank

next TD Please is Mario Mendonca Our Securities. with question from ahead. go

Mario Mendonca

morning. other you. for line. at volatility on fairly really probably And be income, has but when I detailed, I there significant been Good so Rod, your look other wouldn't in that It's focused --

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Dave McKay

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Operator

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Mario Mendonca

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Dave McKay

Yes.

Mario Mendonca

hear Can me now? you

Rod Bolger

Yes.

Mario Mendonca

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Rod Bolger

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event real one-time drivers. you QX on But a a then recurring So basis, was XXXX. in have that three

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how on decrease that forth, better So no bit but there's economic that clue you probably we can provide saw and that a line of back goes item. little really

Mario Mendonca

Yes.

just maybe there. the in help So the you. would there get probably understanding a of little offsets all way Thank bit me

Dave McKay

Mario. Thanks,

Next question?

Operator

you. Thank

Movahedi with next question Capital BMO Please from Sohrab Our is ahead. go Markets.

Sohrab Movahedi

of good Thanks. how volume mortgage business mortgage new Question business you spreads Like on mortgage is, are my understanding are us the that's can for sense the versus Neil. spreads Neil, growth. the give Obviously, rolling a old higher. off?

So just of circle trying pressure square I in why this Thanks. margin am continue to the on to you banking. Canadian kind feel

Neil McLaughlin

Yes. question. the Thanks for

is around touched touched of Rod think, interest Business overall this. I a very the really Rod think mix biggest small on I plays, driver that part on. rates

been say, the would slingshot performance business we there. year, And slowdown growth to would very mortgage our in we say, were that. hit, really XXXX the pleased still, that it's strong tighter. would mix the a earlier in compete and despite kind There specifically contribute are spreads driving of the terms In But market. in with originations I that mortgage terms of competitive has business, of well. out of the as extreme pandemic did really I some definitely relief

Sohrab Movahedi

that renewed? on rolling or comment you business how what you spreads that new will the the the if getting can is on off, coming compares with So business on,

Neil McLaughlin

but month-to-month, even. it's change will It relatively

Sohrab Movahedi

you. Thank

Operator

Thank you.

Our with next go question from Lemar Please ahead. Cormark Persaud is Securities.

Lemar Persaud

Thanks.

a Scott's Just on like be XXXX. there seems question lot could puts into of It continuing expenses. takes on and

growth business could direction we investment-related COVID-related right then travel are come and costs more in And of towards back. tailwind. the some of expense normal presumably, heading the the become if operating some environment, a could So a

And that I your bigger expense do So then are what Thanks. attainable be all for and takes could operating think leverage somewhat puts you would you XXXX? finally, go talk into the in, outlook guess, about positive for XXXX?

Rod Bolger

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think I folks lower of items overall, the year some this down compensation a for because of lot earnings. came

that have be better a might that and as therefore, performance next we year, headwind. so hopefully And reset

the year. mostly some on with We FTE, line full natural us also for those And this added are there. front the there's as headcount year, uptakes some

low have to that below there, an some why nuances is do you variable you that been overall digits. this programs our X.X% also to year natural we have growth but working compensation So guide single rate which some through, inflation I of able in efficiency increase, the absent the have was

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the of are you half leverage. better going see operating to year, Second

going a leverage tougher First is half be to of of environment rates. the operating year because interest

Lemar Persaud

All right. Thanks. And, sorry, go ahead.

Dave McKay

Yes.

will Thanks. then. requeue We

Lemar Persaud

Thanks.

Operator

Thank you.

is Our Mike from next ahead. question go Please with Rizvanovic Suisse. Credit

Mike Rizvanovic

morning. Good been the growth for time seeing, A gains question for your market have now. wanted some mortgage have and back Hi. very been clearly quite I to strong share Neil. you specifically which to go

you what a picked maybe what your you And outlook does that tougher hanging much So low pricing what's forward, you driver am is forward? from And that if it going point sort of here that to I on I the sure peers? fruit? into have your be how mix. have But sustain not wondering that get am of some where foresee to will into going relative as helpful. can growth a you comment reached goes

Neil McLaughlin

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for and down. We looking sort staff are quality bar. we of mortgage So specialists. then up We a really set staff don't high

growing of are that sort that over force. clients. kind specialists we are always We of have sales And X,XXX mortgage out with connecting

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a times The really driving about is, second the growth market of last year. talked the piece we the of in and couple this share terms over

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Mike Rizvanovic

And just quick. real

to contributor major gains? is So your recent a pricing

Neil McLaughlin

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target Our be advice price a competitive and offer better to with is better reach.

Mike Rizvanovic

that. Thanks Okay. for

Dave McKay

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Next question, please?

Operator

you. Thank

from Please with ahead. Paul Our is question Holden next CIBC. go

Paul Holden

question. Thanks taking for my

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Dave McKay

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Paul Holden

you. Got it. Thank

Dave McKay

Yes.

We to the clear queue. take and try will

questions. a got have We few more

Operator

you. Thank Okay.

go Please ahead. of Our next Poonawala Bank Ebrahim Securities. with is from America question

Ebrahim Poonawala

my Hi. Thanks for taking question again.

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Dave McKay

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Rod Bolger

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Dave McKay

question, your Ebrahim. for Thanks

Ebrahim Poonawala

Thank you.

Dave McKay

a couple few to minutes here. maybe have more, We a go

Operator

Thank you.

Capital from is ahead. Movahedi BMO question go with Please Sohrab next Our Markets.

Sohrab Movahedi

back as to well. again Thanks Neil, Yes. for affording requeue you. to me

amount get given way you see margin expenses, around do good margin without of know want segment for around? a interest can outlook and discussion this efficiency total net segment of turning the sense but you have a the there's improve forward that banking you I Just ratio to for a where the been

Neil McLaughlin

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Sohrab Movahedi

Thank you.

Dave McKay

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Operator

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