RNS Number : 7560E
Guaranty Trust Bank PLC
02 March 2020
 

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc

 

AUDITED FULL-YEAR GROUP RESULTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2019: DECLARES A PBT OF N231.7BILLION

 

Lagos Nigeria - March 2, 2020 - 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 2019 and declares a PBT of N231.7bn.

 

Commenting on the financial results, the Managing Director/CEO of Guaranty Trust Bank plc, Mr. Segun Agbaje, said; "At GTBank, we exist to provide excellent service to our customers and generate the returns that our shareholders expect. Our strong financial performance in 2019 demonstrates that we are delivering on both fronts. We achieved healthy growth across all our major businesses despite varying degrees of uncertainty and volatility, and we are making progress in positioning our business for long-term growth in the face of a rapidly changing competitive landscape."

 

He further stated; "Underpinning our strong financial performance is our commitment to being there for our customers when it matters most. Powered by the fundamental strength of our brand, and guided by our strategy of putting our customers at the centre of everything we do, we will continue to design and deliver financial services that not only solves our customers' real pain points but also leaves them better after every interaction."

 

Financial Highlights

 

·      Strong Earnings

Profit Before Tax of N231.7bn (31 December 2018: N215.6bn) an increase of 7.5%.

Profit After Tax improved by 6.6% to N196.8bn from N184.7bn of 31 December 2018.

Earnings per share of 696kobo compared to 654kobo per share of 31 December 2018.

Final dividend of 250kobo per share.

 

·      Revenue

Interest Income of N296.2bn (31 December 2018: N307.0bn) down 3.5% as a result of 4.8% and 1.8% dip in interest income on loans and advances and investment securities respectively.

 

Non-Interest Income of N139.1bn (31 December 2018: N127.7bn) up 8.9%. The Non-interest income growth resulted largely from 19.2% increase in Fee and Commission Income, as well as 1.7% growth in Other Income comprising recoveries, discounts, rebate & mark to market gains on trading investments.

 

Net Interest Margin remained strong at 9.3% (31 December 2018: 9.2%).

 

·      Balance Sheet

Total assets of N3.759trn (31 December 2018: N3.287trn) up 14.3%

Net loans and advances of N1.502trn (31 December 2018: N1.262trn) up 19.0%.

Deposits from customers of N2.533trn (31 December 2018: N2.274trn) up 11.4%.

 

·      Credit Quality

Non-performing Loans to total loans improved to 6.5% from 7.3% as at 31 December 2018.

Coverage for lifetime credit impaired loans at 126.6% (31 December 2018: 105.1%)

Cost of Risk at 0.3% (31 Dec 2018: 0.3%).

 

·      Continued focus on efficiency

Cost to Income of 36.1% (31 Dec 2018: 37.1%).

 

 

·      Subsidiaries

Contribution to PBT from subsidiaries at 14.9% from 12.1% in December 2018.

 

 

Full Year 2019 Financial Analysis and Ratios

 

Key Financials (N' billion)

FY-2019

FY-2018

?%

Interest Income

296.2

307.0

-3.5%

Net Interest Income

231.4

222.4

4.0%

Operating Income

362.6

343.4

5.6%

Operating Expenses

131.0

127.1

3.0%

Profit Before Tax

231.7

215.6

7.5%

Profit After Tax

196.8

184.7

6.6%

Earnings Per Share (in Naira)

7.0

6.5

6.3%

 

 

 

 

 

FY-2019

FY-2018

?%

Total Assets

3,758.9

3,287.3

14.3%

Net Loans

1,502.1

1,262.0

19.0%

Customer Deposits

2,532.5

2,273.9

11.4%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Ratios

FY-2019

FY-2018

ROAE(post-tax)

31.2%

30.9%

ROAA(post-tax)

5.6%

5.6%

ROAE (pre-tax)

36.7%

36.1%

ROAA (pre-tax)

6.6%

6.5%

Net Interest Margin

9.3%

9.2%

Cost-to-income Ratio

36.1%

37.1%

 

 

 

 

FY-2019

FY-2018

Net Loans to Deposits

56.9%

53.5%

Liquidity Ratio

49.3%

41.4%

Capital Adequacy Ratio

22.5%

23.4%

NPL/Total Loans

6.5%

7.3%

Cost of Risk

0.3%

0.3%

Coverage (with Reg. Risk Reserves)

126.6%

105.1%

 

 

 

2 March 2020

 

Enquiries:

 

GTBank

Oyinade Adegite, Head, Communication & External Affairs

cea@gtbank.com

 

+234-1-2715227

 

Golden Nwaiwu, Head, Investor Relations

ir@gtbank.com

 

+234-1-4484156

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to the Editors:

 

Guaranty Trust Bank is a diversified financial services company with N3.759trillion in assets, providing commercial banking services through 228 local branches, 30 e-branches & Cash Centres, 60 GTExpress locations, 1,326 ATMs, its international subsidiary offices and the Internet (gtbank.com). 

 

The Group offers 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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