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Guaranty Trust Bank PLC
06 March 2019
 

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc

 

AUDITED FULL-YEAR GROUP RESULTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2018: DECLARES A PBT OF N215.6BILLION

 

Lagos Nigeria - March 6, 2019 - Guaranty Trust Bank Plc ("GTBank"), (Bloomberg: GUARANTY:NL/Reuters: GUARANT.LG), provider of diversified financial services, announces its Audited Financial Results for the year ended 31 December 2018 and declares a PBT of N215.6bn.

 

Commenting on the financial results, the Managing Director/CEO of Guaranty Trust Bank plc, Mr Segun Agbaje, said; "In 2018, our focus on staying nimble, strengthening customer relationships and driving our digital-first strategy paid off. We successfully navigated the pressures of our challenging and radically changing business environment, recorded growth across key financial indices and reaffirmed our position as one of the best performing and well managed financial institutions in Africa".

He further stated that; 'This result reflects, not just the fundamental strength of our brand, but also our commitment to our values of excellence, creating value for all stakeholders and putting our customers first in everything that we do. Driven by these values, we are building the bank of the future by pairing the best of our business with the massive potential of digital technologies to create Africa's first integrated and trusted platform; Habari".

 

Financial Highlights

 

·      Strong Earnings

Profit before tax of N215.6bn (31 December 2017 N197.7bn) an increase of 9.1%.

Profit after tax improved by 10.0% to N184.6bn from N167.9bn of 31 December 2017.

Earnings per share of 654kobo (31 December 2017: 594kobo per share)

Final dividend of 245kobo per share

 

·      Revenue

Interest Income of N307.0bn (31 December 2017: N327.3bn) down 6.2% as a result of 6.1% dip in interest income on loans and advances and 8.2% drop in interest income on fixed income securities. Gross Loans contracted by 10.2% from N1.517trn in December 2017 to N1.362trn due to repayments of FCY components of the Loan book owing to improved market confidence and increased FX liquidity.

 

Non-Interest Income of N127.7bn (31 December 2017: N91.9bn) up 39.0% compensated for the 6.2% drop in Interest Income. The NII growth resulted largely from 22.0% increase in Fee and Commission Income and growth in Other Income comprising Advisory, Discounts, rebate Commissions & revaluation gains.

 

Net interest margin remained strong at 9.2% (31 December 2017: 10.4%).

 

·      Balance Sheet

Total assets of N3.287trn (31 December 2017: N3.351trn) down 1.9%

Net loans and advances of N1.262trn (31 December 2017: N1.449trn) dip of 12.9%.

Deposits from customers of N2.274trn (31 December 2017: N2.062trn) up 10.3%.

 

·      Credit Quality

Non-performing loans to total loans of 7.3% (31 December 2017: 7.7%).

Coverage for Lifetime Credit Impaired Loans at 105.1% (31 December 2017: 119.6%)

Cost of Risk at 0.3% (31 Dec 2017: 0.8%).

 

·      Continued focus on efficiency

Cost to income of 37.1% (31 Dec 2017: 38.9%).

 

 

 

·      Subsidiaries

Contribution to PBT from subsidiaries at 12.1% from 8.7% in FY-2017

 

 

Full Year 2018 Financial Analysis and Ratios

 

Key Financials (N' billion)

FY-2018

FY-2017

∆%

Interest Income

307.0

327.3

-6.2%

Net Interest Income

222.4

246.7

-9.8%

Operating Income

342.7

323.5

5.9%

Operating expenses

127.1

125.8

1.0%

Profit before tax

215.6

197.7

9.1%

Profit After Tax

184.6

167.9

10.0%

Earnings per share (in Naira)

6.5

5.9

10.1%






FY-2018

FY-2017

∆%

Total Assets

3,287.3

3,351.1

-1.9%

Net Loans

1,262.0

1,449.3

-12.9%

Customer Deposits

2,273.9

2,062.0

10.3%





 

 

Key Ratios

FY-2018

FY-2017

ROAE(post-tax)

30.9%

30.0%

ROAA(post-tax)

5.6%

5.2%

ROAE (pre-tax)

36.1%

35.3%

ROAA (pre-tax)

6.5%

6.1%

Net interest margin

9.2%

10.4%

Cost-to-income ratio

37.1%

38.9%





FY-2018

FY-2017

Loans to deposits

53.5%

67.5%

Liquidity ratio

41.4%

47.6%

Capital adequacy ratio

23.4%

25.7%

NPL/Total Loans

7.3%

7.7%

Cost of risk

0.3%

0.8%

Coverage (with Reg. Risk Reserves)

105.1%

119.6%

 

 

 

6 March 2019

 

Enquiries:

GTBank

 

Oyinade Adegite, Head, Communication & External Affairs              01-2715227

cea@gtbank.com

 

Golden Nwaiwu, Head, Investor Relations                                     01-4484156

ir@gtbank.com 

 

 

 

 

Notes to the Editors:

 

Guaranty Trust Bank is a diversified financial services company with N3.287trillion in assets, providing commercial banking services through 223 local branches, 71 e-branches & GTExpress locations, 1,303 ATMs, our international subsidiary offices and the Internet (gtbank.com). 

 

The Group operates as one of the leading Nigerian banks offering a wide range of commercial banking services and products throughout Nigeria, West and East African sub-regions as well as the United Kingdom. The Bank is rated B and B+ by S&P and Fitch respectively, a reflection of the Bank's stability and reputation of being a well-established franchise with strong asset quality and consistent excellent financial performance.

 

The Bank has ten bank subsidiaries/sub-subsidiaries established outside of Nigeria -

1)   Guaranty Trust Bank (Gambia) Limited      ("GTB Gambia"),

2)   Guaranty Trust Bank (Sierra Leone) Limited ("GTB Sierra Leone"),

3)   Guaranty Trust Bank (Ghana) Limited       ("GTB Ghana"),

4)   Guaranty Trust Bank (Liberia) Limited       ("GTB Liberia"),

5)   Guaranty Trust Bank (United Kingdom) Limited ("GTB UK")

6)   Guaranty Trust Bank (Cote D'Ivoire)         ("GTB Cote D'Ivoire"),

7)   Guaranty Trust Bank (Kenya) Limited        ("GTB Kenya"),

8)   Guaranty Trust Bank (Rwanda) Limited     ("GTB Rwanda"),

9)   Guaranty Trust Bank (Uganda) Limited      ("GTB Uganda")

10) Guaranty Trust Bank (Tanzania) Limited  ("GTB Tanzania").

 


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