Schwab Reports Monthly Activity Highlights

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SAN FRANCISCO--()--The Charles Schwab Corporation released its Monthly Activity Report today. Company highlights for the month of May 2017 include:

  • Net new assets brought to the company by new and existing clients in May 2017 totaled $24.0 billion.
  • Total client assets were a record $3.00 trillion as of month-end May, up 15% from May 2016 and up 2% compared to April 2017.
  • Client assets receiving ongoing advisory services were also a record $1.52 trillion as of month-end May, up 17% from May 2016 and up 2% compared to April 2017.

About Charles Schwab

The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW) is a leading provider of financial services, with more than 335 offices and 10.4 million active brokerage accounts, 1.5 million corporate retirement plan participants, 1.1 million banking accounts, and $3.00 trillion in client assets as of May 31, 2017. Through its operating subsidiaries, the company provides a full range of wealth management, securities brokerage, banking, money management, custody, and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisors. Its broker-dealer subsidiary, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. (member SIPC, 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 www.schwab.com and www.aboutschwab.com.

The Charles Schwab Corporation Monthly Activity Report For May 2017
                               
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Market Indices
(at month end)
Dow Jones Industrial Average 17,787 17,930 18,432 18,401 18,308 18,142 19,124 19,763 19,864 20,812 20,663 20,941 21,009 - 18%
Nasdaq Composite 4,948 4,843 5,162 5,213 5,312 5,189 5,324 5,383 5,615 5,825 5,912 6,048 6,199 2% 25%
Standard & Poor’s 500 2,097 2,099 2,174 2,171 2,168 2,126 2,199 2,239 2,279 2,364 2,363 2,384 2,412 1% 15%
Client Assets
(in billions of dollars)
Beginning Client Assets 2,576.2 2,607.2 2,622.0 2,698.2 2,710.4 2,725.3 2,686.7 2,734.6 2,779.5 2,831.3 2,895.2 2,922.5 2,948.8
Net New Assets (1) 16.0 9.3 9.0 10.4 10.6 6.1 11.9 18.9 11.1 6.6 21.2 2.8 24.0 N/M 50%
Net Market Gains (Losses) 15.0   5.5   67.2   1.8   4.3   (44.7)   36.0   26.0   40.7   57.3   6.1   23.5 23.0
Total Client Assets (at month end) 2,607.2   2,622.0   2,698.2   2,710.4   2,725.3   2,686.7   2,734.6   2,779.5   2,831.3   2,895.2   2,922.5   2,948.8 2,995.8 2% 15%
 
Receiving Ongoing Advisory Services
(at month end)
Investor Services 202.7 205.0 210.2 211.7 213.4 211.3 213.2 217.1 220.8 227.9 230.9 234.4 239.1 2% 18%
Advisor Services (2) 1,103.7 1,110.5 1,142.3 1,149.4 1,155.4 1,140.5 1,161.8 1,184.3 1,208.4 1,239.0 1,250.9 1,262.7 1,283.4 2% 16%
Client Accounts
(at month end, in thousands)
Active Brokerage Accounts 9,948 9,977 9,989 10,021 10,046 10,068 10,102 10,155 10,198 10,254 10,320 10,386 10,439 1% 5%
Banking Accounts 1,060 1,065 1,074 1,083 1,088 1,092 1,099 1,106 1,109 1,117 1,120 1,128 1,138 1% 7%
Corporate Retirement Plan Participants 1,555 1,553 1,559 1,565 1,561 1,547 1,550 1,543 1,543 1,534 1,545 1,543 1,541 - (1%)
Client Activity
New Brokerage Accounts (in thousands) 81 87 84 96 84 84 93 116 111 113 138 125 115 (8%) 42%
Inbound Calls (in thousands) 1,554 1,665 1,605 1,755 1,633 1,565 1,642 1,931 1,817 1,787 2,111 1,788 1,727 (3%) 11%
Web Logins (in thousands) 38,000 43,220 46,217 42,627 38,237 35,429 37,687 40,720 40,047 40,717 45,441 39,750 44,024 11% 16%
Client Cash as a Percentage of Client Assets (3) 12.7% 12.6% 12.5% 12.5% 12.5% 12.8% 12.8% 13.0% 12.7% 12.4% 12.4% 12.1% 11.8% (30) bp (90) bp
Mutual Fund and Exchange-Traded Fund
Net Buys (Sells) (4, 5)
(in millions of dollars)
Large Capitalization Stock (799) 185 (1,173) (755) (1,209) (652) 200 565 265 580 (125) 346 134
Small / Mid Capitalization Stock (272) (113) (320) (214) 460 (190) 877 1,103 1,364 673 (409) (797) (285)
International (207) (1,208) (347) 386 (26) (1) 348 (683) 1,296 1,633 1,703 2,410 3,610
Specialized 265 470 357 189 (274) (159) (1,019) 20 411 1,007 273 570 529
Hybrid 1,133 (403) (463) (219) 58 (432) (687) (456) (53) 258 563 92 65
Taxable Bond 1,526 1,421 1,420 1,888 1,585 1,475 (1,110) 1,045 3,144 3,535 3,876 2,060 3,618
Tax-Free Bond 940 700 766 920 539 20 (1,090) (1,692) 864 472 300 155 290
Net Buy (Sell) Activity
(in millions of dollars)
Mutual Funds (4) 620 (2,049) (1,683) (297) (656) (1,979) (5,864) (5,825) 2,522 4,005 2,368 1,116 3,837
Exchange-Traded Funds (5) 1,966 3,101 1,923 2,492 1,789 2,040 3,383 5,727 4,769 4,153 3,813 3,720 4,124
Money Market Funds (738) (1,799) 701 (768) (658) 211 1,851 1,141 (1,761) (181) 1,218 (4,434) (1,167)
Average Interest-Earning Assets (6)
(in millions of dollars) 184,432 187,933 191,850 194,268 199,107 201,894 206,970 212,052 216,001 216,112 218,554 217,407 215,252 (1%) 17%

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  February 2017 includes an outflow of $9.0 billion from a mutual fund clearing services client. May 2016 includes an inflow of $2.7 billion from a mutual fund clearing services client.
(2) Excludes Retirement Business Services.
(3) Schwab One®, certain cash equivalents, bank deposits and money market fund balances as a percentage of total client assets.
(4) 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.
(5) Represents the principal value of client ETF transactions handled by Schwab, including transactions in proprietary ETFs.
(6) Represents average total interest-earning assets on the Company's balance sheet.
N/M Not meaningful.

Contacts

MEDIA:
Charles Schwab
Joe Carberry, 415-667-1677
or
INVESTORS/ANALYSTS:
Charles Schwab
Rich Fowler, 415-667-1841

Release Summary

The Charles Schwab Corporation released its Monthly Activity Report for the month of May.

Contacts

MEDIA:
Charles Schwab
Joe Carberry, 415-667-1677
or
INVESTORS/ANALYSTS:
Charles Schwab
Rich Fowler, 415-667-1841