Income from foreign currencies drives up SCBL’s half yearly profits

As per the conclusion drawn after a Board of Directors meeting conducted on August 27th 2018, Standard Chartered Bank has gained 3.24% in half yearly profits.

During the meeting, the board discussed the bank’s financial earnings for the half year ended on June 30th 2018 and compared them with the earnings made during the half year ended on June 30th 2017.

According to the bank’s press release, Client revenue has increased by 10% year on year with positive contribution from transaction banking, financial markets and retail deposits.

While administrative costs increased year on year, the spending has been mainly in the Bank’s products, services and people to grow the franchise.

Furthermore, the press release stated that “All businesses have positive momentum in client income with strong growth in underlying drivers. This is evident from pickup in net advances, which have grown by 12per cent since the start of this year. This was a result of targeted strategy to build profitable, high quality and sustainable portfolios.”

Standard Chartered’s Net mark-up/return/interest income after provision increased by 1% while it also witnessed a significant growth of 78% in Income from dealing in foreign currencies causing total non-mark-up/ non-interest income to jump by 6.4%.

On the liabilities side, the Bank’s total deposits grew by 7per cent, whereas current and saving accounts grew by 9per cent since the start of this year.

The continuous increase in low cost deposits has significantly supported the Bank’s performance with current and savings accounts comprising 94per cent of the deposit base.

Although the company’s Total non-mark-up/ non-interest expenses rose by 9%, it still managed to pull up its overall profits from Rs.5 billion to Rs.5.2 billion on year-on-year basis.

Commenting on the results Shazad Dada, Chief Executive, Standard Chartered Bank (Pakistan) Limited, said, “These results demonstrate resilience of our business. Financial performance in H12018 has been steady with encouraging growth in underlying drivers. Our key investment areas are growing well and we are encouraged by our start to 2018, but we are well aware that this franchise is capable of much more. We are now focused relentlessly on building sustained asset & income growth with existing and new clients and are working hard to further optimize our control environment to achieve that.”

The earnings per share are recorded at Rs.1.34 per share.

Profit and Loss Account for the half year ended on June 30th 2018 ('000 Rupees)

 

Jun-18

Jun-17

% Change

Mark-up/return/interest earned

                                13,905,847

                13,578,120

2.41%

Mark-up/return/interest expenses

                                (4,918,748)

                (4,656,049)

5.64%

Net mark-up/return/interest income

                                  8,987,099

                  8,922,071

0.73%

Reversals/(provision) again non-performing loans and advances

                                      502,324

                      487,917

2.95%

Recovery of amounts written off

                                      161,392

                      109,663

47.17%

Provision for diminution in the value of investments

                                        (5,370)

                                 –  

 

Bad debts written off directly

                                   (105,517)

                      (73,863)

42.86%

Net mark-up/return/interest income after provision

                                  9,539,928

                  9,445,788

1.00%

NON MARK-UP/NON INTEREST INCOME

 

 

 

Fees, commission and brokerage income

                                  2,233,578

                  2,390,486

-6.56%

Dividend income

                                                 –  

                              875

 

Income from dealing in foreign currencies

                                  2,198,399

                  1,233,985

78.15%

Gain on sale of securities – net

                                      608,804

                      368,920

65.02%

Unrealized gain/(loss) on revaluation of investments classified as held for trading

                                        12,659

                        31,043

-59.22%

Other income

                                   (319,815)

                      425,521

 

Total non-mark-up/ non-interest income

                                  4,733,625

                  4,450,830

6.35%

NON MARK-UP/NON INTEREST EXPENSES

 

 

 

Administrative expenses

                                (5,629,725)

                (5,153,550)

9.24%

Other reversals/(provisions)/(asset write-offs)

                                        (6,948)

                                 –  

 

Other charges

                                   (170,198)

                   (172,125)

-1.12%

Total non-mark-up/ non-interest expenses

                                (5,806,871)

                (5,325,675)

9.04%

Extraordinary/unusual items

                                                 –  

                                 –  

 

Profit before taxation

                                  8,466,682

                  8,570,943

-1.22%

Taxation

                                (3,278,479)

                (3,545,594)

-7.53%

Profit after taxation

                                  5,188,203

                  5,025,349

3.24%

Basic and diluted earnings per share (Rupees)

                                             1.34

                             1.30

3.08%

 

Posted on: 2018-08-28T10:20:00+05:00

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