Apr 24 2012
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Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank reports first quarter 2012 net profit of AED 802 MN compared to AED 583 MN in the first quarter 2011
Year on year highlights (Q1'12 vs. Q1'11):
- Net profit at AED 802 mn, an increase of 38% over Q1'11
- Operating income at AED 1,584 mn, an increase of 19%
- Net impairment allowance charges at AED 287 mn compared to AED 399 mn in Q1'11, 28% lower
- Net interest margin at 3.02% compared to 2.52% in Q1'11, an improvement of 50 bps
- Cost to income ratio at 32% compared to 30% in Q1'11 while continuing to invest in our businesses
- ROE of 14.74% and ROAA of 1.49% compared to 12.34% and 1.08% respectively in Q1'11
- Focus on liability gathering and disciplined lending, loan to deposit ratio reported at 108.22% compared to 110.94% as at 31 March 2011
- NPLs were at 5.5% and provision coverage was 70.4% as at 31 March 2012
- Portfolio impairment balance was AED 2,073 mn and 1.61% of credit risk weighted assets as at 31 March 2012
- Strong capitalisation and liquidity levels, CAR at 23.19% and Tier I ratio at 16.62% as at 31 March 2012
Ala'a Eraiqat, member of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, commented on the results:
"I am proud to announce that the Bank registered a net profit of AED 802 mn for the first quarter of 2012, 38% increase year on year. We continue to benefit from the favourable economic environment in the UAE and we remain committed to our UAE centric growth strategy. These results confirm our ability to execute and deliver long-term sustainable value for our customers and shareholders."
Deepak Khullar, Group Chief Financial Officer, commented on the results:
"We have made a good start to 2012 with first quarter revenues climbing 19% year on year to AED 1,584 mn and operating profit before impairment allowances at AED 1,078 mn, an increase of 20% year on year.
This success can be attributed to the effective management of our balance sheet, achieving 5% deposit growth year on year whilst maintaining a controlled loan growth strategy and improving the loans to deposit ratio from 110.94% as at 31 March 2011 to 108.22% as at 31 March 2012.
We remain focused on improving our operational efficiency with cost to income ratio maintained at 32%."
ADCB won two awards at the National Career Exhibition in the UAE, "Human Resources Award in the Banking & financial Sector 2011" and "Best Woman Award in the Banking & Financial Sector 2011"
ADCB was named 'Most Improved Islamic Bank in the Middle East' by the leading international finance magazine Euromoney
Second year in a row, ADCB was awarded the Best SME Account award for its ''BusinessEdge Free Zone Platinum Account''. Adding to this success, ADCB was also awarded the Best SME Trade Finance Offering for its 'BusinessEdge Trade 360'
ADCB was named "The Best Retail Bank in the UAE" for the fifth year in a row by The Asian Banker and "The Best Retail Bank in the Gulf Region"
ADCB was formed in 1985 and as at 31 March 2012 employed over 3,500 people from 49 nationalities, serving approximately 455,000 retail customers and over 34,000 corporate and SME clients in 47 branches, 4 pay offices and 1 service centre in the UAE, 2 branches in India and 1 offshore branch in Jersey. It is the third largest bank in the UAE and second largest in Abu Dhabi by assets, at AED 183 bn as at 31 March 2012.
ADCB is a full-service commercial bank which offers a wide range of products and services such as retail banking, wealth management, private banking, corporate banking, commercial banking, cash management, investment banking, corporate finance, foreign exchange, interest rate and currency derivatives and Islamic products, project finance and property management services.
ADCB is owned 58.08% by the Abu Dhabi Government through the Abu Dhabi Investment Council. Its shares are traded on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange. As at 31 March 2012, ADCB 's market capitalisation was AED 17 bn.
For further details please contact
Majdi Abd El Muhdi
Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
P. O. Box: 939, Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
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