July 16 (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp reported a 36.3 percent jump in quarterly profit, helped by loan growth across its businesses, lower expenses and a smaller tax bill.
Net income applicable to common shareholders rose to $6.47 billion in the second quarter, from $4.75 billion a year earlier.
Earnings per share was 63 cents, up from 44 cents.
Analysts on average were expecting the bank to earn 57 cents per share, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. It was not immediately clear if the reported numbers were comparable with estimates.
Noninterest expense fell 5 percent, while tax bill was down by 43 percent. (Reporting by Sweta Singh in Bengaluru Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)