UBL: Bottom line expands by 40% owing to reversals

August 9, 2021: United Bank Limited (UBL) has revealed its financial statement today for 1HCY21 ended June 30, 2021 as per which the bank posted profit worth Rs15billion, depicting a massive surge of 40.3% YoY, compared to 1HCY20.

This has translated into earnings per share (EPS) which clocked in at Rs12.16, increased by 36%, against EPS Rs8.95 in the same period last year (SPLY).

The notable surge in net profit is primarily attributable to the provision reversals.  

Going by the income statement sent to PSX, the company witnessed a decline of 9.3% in its net interest income (NII) to stand at Rs36.33bn, compared to SPLY. The decline in NII is due to a decline in interest earning (Rs69.8bn), up by 21% despite decrease interest expense by 30.8% to Rs33.47bn.

During the period under review, the bank’s non-funded income (NFI) jumped by 19.5% YoY to Rs11.6bn owing to the massive surge in gain on securities by 3x YoY to clock in at Rs2.58bn.   In addition, the increment in fee and commission income (up by 15.7%) and dividend income (10%) have also supported NFI.

It is pertinent to mention that the bank posted significant decline under its foreign exchange head by 30.8% to stand at Rs1.26bn in 1HCY21, compared to Rs1.82bn in SPLY.

The bank noted 4% increment in its non-markup interest expense to lock in at Rs22.35bn during 1HCY21, against Rs21.60bn in SPLY.

In addition, the bank booked a provisioning reversal of Rs157.93mn during the review period compared to the provisioning expense of Rs9.95bn in the corresponding period last year.

On the tax front, the bank paid Rs11bn, 46% more than the amount paid in 1HCY20.

Consolidated Profit and Loss Account for the Half-year ended on June 30, 2021 (Rupees '000)

 

Jun-21

Jun-20

% Change

Mark-up/return/interest earned

 69,804,068

 88,442,946

-21.1%

Mark-up/return/interest expensed

 33,469,771

 48,373,814

-30.8%

Net mark-up/return/interest income

 36,334,297

 40,069,132

-9.3%

Non-mark-up/interest income

 

 

 

Fee and commission income

 7,121,063

 6,152,592

15.7%

Dividend income

 435,072

 395,832

9.9%

Foreign exchange income

 1,260,733

 1,821,352

-30.8%

Income /Loss from derivatives

 8,758

 (13,508)

Gain on sale of securities – net

 2,583,607

 858,261

201.0%

Other income

 186,607

 488,949

-61.8%

Total non-mark-up /interest income

 11,595,840

 9,703,478

19.5%

Total Income

 47,930,137

 49,772,610

-3.7%

Non-mark-up/interest expenses

 

 

 

Operating expenses

 21,793,028

 20,946,569

4.0%

Workers' Welfare Fund

 521,852

 502,933

3.8%

Other charges

 39,494

 152,333

-74.1%

Total non-mark-up/interest expenses

 22,354,374

 21,601,835

3.5%

Share of profit of associates

 224,786

 44,129

409.4%

Profit before provision

 25,800,549

 28,214,904

-8.6%

(Reversals) Provisions and write offs-net

 (157,933)

 9,952,594

Profit before taxation from continuing operations

 25,958,482

 18,262,310

42.1%

Taxation

 11,019,580

 7,525,752

46.4%

Profit/(loss) from discontinued operations- net of tax

 106,474

 (10,271)

Profit after taxation

 15,045,376

 10,726,287

40.3%

Earnings per share – basic and diluted (Rupees) for profit from continuing operations attributable to the ordinary equity holders of the bank

 12.16

 8.95

35.9%

Earnings per share – basic and diluted (Rupees) for profit attributable to the ordinary equity holders of the Bank

12.24

8.94

36.9%

 

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Posted on: 2021-08-09T12:19:00+05:00

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