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Exploring How 1 Bank Makes Its Money

Of PNC’s core businesses, the Corporate & Institutional Banking group is far and away the most profitable, so it only makes sense the company would focus its growth there. And while its percent of assets is large, it makes up an even greater part of PNC’s total income:

Source: Company SEC Filings.

It is this diligent focus that has allowed PNC to dramatically narrow the gap between its average return on assets and that of its peers:

Source: Company SEC Filings.

It is always reassuring to watch a company invest its resources in the correct places to benefit its bottom line, and PNC has clearly done that in recent years. Any company that is able to use its assets to grow its profits is certainly one to consider investing in.

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Fool contributor Patrick Morris owns shares of U.S. Bancorp. The Motley Fool recommends BlackRock and Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC). The Motley Fool owns shares of PNC Financial Services (NYSE:PNC) and Wells Fargo. 

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