General presentation of JP Morgan:
Let's now explore this business and its activities in order to improve your knowledge regarding its main sources of income and profits.
The JP Morgan Chase & Company group is an American company specializing in finance and, more precisely, one of the main banking groups in the United States. To better understand its activities, it is possible to divide them into several categories according to the share of turnover they generate and in this way:
- Retail banking activities represent the largest share of the group's revenues with 46.6% of turnover. They relate to the sale of conventional and specialized financial services with real estate loans, car loans and insurance, which are marketed through a network of 5,036 bank branches. The group also offers credit cards.
- The investment banking and market activities here represent 32.6% of the company's turnover with consultancy services in mergers-acquisitions and restructuring, capital increase, private equity, interventions on the equity, bond and derivative and stock market intermediation markets.
- Next come asset management activities with 12.7% of turnover and $ 1987 billion in assets under management at the end of 2018.
- Finally, the commercial banking activities generate 8.1% of the group's turnover.
The group's outstanding deposits currently stand at $ 1,470.70 billion in outstanding deposits and $ 984 billion in outstanding loans.
Geographically, the JP Morgan Chase group now generates 76.4% of its turnover in the United States, 14.8% in Africa, 6.5% in Asia-Pacific and 2.3% in Latin America and the Caribbean islands.
Know the competition for JP Morgan shares:
In addition to knowing JP Morgan well, you must of course know its main competitors on the market and in its sector of activity. Here are the companies you should take into account in this analysis:
- Bank of America or BOA: It is one of the largest American banks in terms of deposit and market capitalization. This group is listed on the NYSE market and joined the Dow Jones index since 2008. It is also one of the 10 largest companies in the world.
- Citygroup Inc: Also known as Citi, this financial company is also based in the United States and is the result of the merger between Citicorp and Travelers Group in 1998.
- Deutsche Bank: It is the largest bank in Germany and the eighth largest in Europe in terms of market capitalization. Deutsche Bank subsidiaries are present in more than 75 countries around the world with a major subsidiary in the United States.
- HSBC: This British interbank company operates in more than 84 countries around the world and has more than 60 million customers.
- Goldman Sachs: This is an American investment bank created in 1869 and which has offices in the most important financial centers of the world including New York, London, Tokyo or Paris.
- Morgan Stanley: This American bank is also based in New York. It operates in more than 42 different countries with a network of 1,300 offices and employs over 60,000 people.
The strategic alliances set up by the JP Morgan group:
Let us now turn to the analysis of JP Morgan's strategic allies. This bank regularly sets up partnerships with other companies as part of its development and growth strategy. Here are just a few recent examples:
- BDF: The Banque de France has joined forces with JP Morgan in order to develop its range of gold transaction services for its clients made up of central banks. This partnership enables the Banque de France to offer swap services, loans and remunerated deposits of gold. However, JP Morgan is currently one of the largest banks in terms of gold transactions. This bank is also part of a group managing gold transactions in London.
- Airplus International: Finally, another strategic partnership set up by JP Morgan is that concluded with AirPlus International which is a major supplier of solutions for managing expenses related to business travel. The two companies have thus created a strategic partnership with the aim of helping multinational organizations to optimize their processes and to strengthen control of their Business Cards and their travel expense management programs.