BNP Paribas is a French bank and financial services company with global headquarters in Paris. It was formed through the merger of Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP) and Paribas (see below for name origin) in 2000. BNP Paribas is one of the largest banks in the world. Based on 2012 information BNP Paribas was ranked as the third-largest bank in the world, as measured by total assets, by Bloomberg and Forbes.

The firm is a universal bank split into three strategic business units: Retail Banking, Corporate and Investment Banking and Investment Solutions (which includes Asset Management, custodial banking, and real estate services).[6] BNP Paribas's four domestic markets are France, Italy, Belgium, and Luxembourg. It also has significant retail operations in the United States, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine, and North Africa, as well as large-scale investment banking operations in New York, London, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

The firm is divided into 6 key business areas:

- Fixed Income: BNP Paribas' fixed income team helps companies hedge their exposure to foreign exchange, interest rate, and credit risks, primarily though the structuring and sale of derivative products such as interest rate and foreign exchange swaps, foreign exchange options and credit derivatives. It also trades in these markets on behalf of clients or for its own proprietary account. On an average day, a quarter of a trillion dollars in fixed income instruments are traded at BNP Paribas Americas’ fixed income trading floor located just blocks from the NASDAQ MarketSite in Manhattan, New York City.
- Equity & Derivatives: BNP Paribas' Equity & Derivatives team helps companies manage their risks and investment portfolios with equity derivatives such as options, futures, and swaps, as well as highly complex, customized solutions such as structured products. It also trades in these markets on behalf of clients or for its own proprietary account.
- Commodity Derivatives: BNP Paribas' Commodity Derivatives team helps clients hedge their exposure to commodity risk though the structuring and sale of commodity futures and OTC commodity swaps. It also trades in these markets on behalf of its clients or proprietary account.
Investment Banking: BNP Paribas' Corporate Finance team performs most of the traditional investment banking functions of the group including mergers and acquisitions advisory, and equity raising operations such as Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), rights issues, and convertible bond issues.
- Structured Finance: BNP Paribas' Structured Finance group offers clients project finance solutions, export financing, syndicated loans, and financing for acquisitions and leveraged buyouts.
- Corporate & Transaction Group: BNP Paribas' Corporate and Transaction group offers clients simplified flow banking services including trade finance, international cash management, and basic hedging solutions.
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Paris, FR
Size (employees)
189,000 (est)
BNP Paribas was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in Paris, FR
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BNP Paribas Office Locations

BNP Paribas has offices in Jackson, Guangzhou, Marseille, Arvada and in 182 other locations
Paris, FR (HQ)
16 Boulevard des Italiens
London, GB
60 London Wall
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BNP Paribas Financials and Metrics

BNP Paribas Financials

BNP Paribas's revenue was reported to be €43.16 b in FY, 2017 which is a 0.6% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2017)

43.2 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2016 - FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

8.2 b

EBIT (FY, 2017)

10.3 b

Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

83.6 b

Closing share price (31-Oct-2017)


Cash (31-Dec-2017)

178.4 b
BNP Paribas's current market capitalization is €83.6 b.
EURFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


42.9 b43.4 b43.2 b

Revenue growth, %


Operating expense total

33.2 b32.6 b32.9 b


9.8 b10.8 b10.3 b
EURQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q4, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q4, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


11.1 b11.1 b10.3 b10.4 b10.8 b11.3 b10.6 b10.7 b11.3 b10.9 b10.4 b

Operating expense total

8.9 b8 b7.8 b8.4 b8.4 b7.9 b8 b8.4 b8.7 b7.7 b7.8 b


2.2 b3.1 b2.5 b2 b2.5 b3.4 b2.6 b2.3 b2.6 b3.2 b2.6 b

EBIT margin, %

EURFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


134.5 b160.4 b178.4 b


725.9 b759.6 b773.3 b


21.6 b22.5 b24.1 b


10.3 b10.2 b9.6 b
EURQ1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017


107.5 b99.4 b116.6 b147 b147.8 b173.8 b226.2 b243.4 b224.9 b


742.8 b741.2 b717.2 b734.3 b749.3 b744.3 b767.2 b761.8 b758.3 b


18.4 b18.7 b18.8 b21.4 b21.6 b21.6 b22.7 b22.8 b23.8 b


11.2 b11 b10.9 b10 b10.1 b10 b10.1 b9.8 b9.7 b
EURFY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

7 b8.1 b8.2 b

Depreciation and Amortization

3.8 b4.4 b4.6 b

Cash From Operating Activities

20.3 b25.7 b29 b

Purchases of PP&E

(1.8 b)(1.5 b)(1.3 b)
EURQ2, 2015Q2, 2016Q2, 2017

Depreciation and Amortization

1.8 b2.1 b2.2 b

Cash From Operating Activities

(20.7 b)10 b86.8 b

Purchases of PP&E

(790 m)(709 m)(527 m)

Cash From Investing Activities

(221 m)(715 m)158 m
EURY, 2017


226.3 k

Financial Leverage

18.3 x
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BNP Paribas Operating Metrics

Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017FY, 2017Apr, 2018

Corporate and Institutional Clients

13 k

Insurance Customers

90 m100 m100 m

Retail Customers

32 m32 m32 m

Total Deposits

€786.63 b€780.79 b€775.79 b€784.46 b€804.19 b€824.10 b€839.39 b€841.61 b€898.61 b€902.19 b€894.33 b€843.39 b
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BNP Paribas Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
Gambit Financial Solutions September 07, 2017
Compte Nickel April 04, 2017
Sharekhan Limited, India July 30, 2015$312 m
Fortis Bank France May 12, 2010
BNP Paribas Personal Finance EAD August 03, 2007
Ace Equipment Leasing Belgium
Acquisition LLC USA
AG Insurance Belgium Equity Equity
Albury Asset Rentals Ltd UK
Alectra Finance PLC Ireland
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BNP Paribas Revenue Breakdown

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BNP Paribas revenue breakdown by business segment: 27.1% from Corporate & Institutional Banking, 72.0% from Retail Banking & Services and 0.9% from Other

BNP Paribas revenue breakdown by geographic segment: 7.5% from Asia & Pacific, 7.4% from Others, 11.7% from North America and 73.4% from Europe

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BNP Paribas Online and Social Media Presence

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BNP Paribas News and Updates

BNP Paribas forecasts euro rebound to $1.23, ECB to raise rates twice in 2019

LONDON, June 7 (Reuters) - French lender BNP Paribas said on Thursday it expects the euro to rise more than 4 percent to $1.23 in three months from current levels as the market is underpricing the chances of the European Central Bank tightening monetary policy.

Exane BNP Paribas dominates top awards in "City Oscars"

Exane BNP Paribas was the big winner in this year’s edition of the “City Oscars”, with the firm winning in three separate categories in the annual Extel survey of brokers. The French-owned firm scooped the best broker, best research and best sector research gongs. UBS and Morgan Stanley won se…

BNP Paribas to cut international retail banking posts in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - France's BNP Paribas plans to cut 91 posts in Paris that deal with retail banking activities outside its key European markets, such as Poland, Turkey or on behalf of its U.S. subsidiary BancWest, the bank said on Thursday.

BNP Paribas first-quarter profit falls on back of trading weakness in Europe

PARIS (Reuters) - BNP Paribas , France's biggest bank, reported a 17 percent decline in quarterly net profit, in line with expectations, as a weaker dollar and sluggish fixed income trading impacted investment banking revenues.
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