GTBank posts N30.68bn profit Q1, 2016
GUARANTY Trust Bank Plc. has released its unaudited financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016 to the Nigerian and London Stock Exchanges.
According to the result, GTB recorded moderate growth from its core banking activities. However, decline in trading and revaluation gains occasioned by FX paucity robbed off on the impressive performance recorded with a 4.6% decline in gross earnings to N75.39 billion (Q1, 2015: N79.02 billion), a 6.1% decline in Profit Before Tax to N30.68 billion (Q1, 2015: N32.65 billion) and 3.6% decline in Profit After Tax (PAT) to N25.61 billion (Q1 2015: N26.56 billion). The Bank also reported a post-tax ROAE of 24.19% and ROAA of 3.96% respectively. Shareholders’ funds closed at N433.41 billion (FY 2015: N413.56 billion).
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The bank’s Balance Sheet remained strong with 5.2% growth in Total Assets to N2.66 trillion (FY 2015: N2.52 trillion). Loan book declined slightly by 0.7% to close at N1.36 trillion (FY 2015: N1.37 trillion). Customer’s Deposit grew by 10.3% to N1.78 trillion (FY 2015: N1.61 trillion). In line with the bank’s Risk Management strategy, the bank approached its loan growth with disciplined strategy, thus Non Performing Loans (NPL) of the bank for the period under review is still well within range at 3.51% and Net Interest Margin (NIM) for the period under review declined marginally by 9bps to 8.12% from 8.21% in Q1 2015.
Commenting on the financial results, Segun Agbaje, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Trust Bank Plc. stated that “Despite a slow start in economic activity in 2016 and the extremely challenging business environment, the Bank recorded decent performance across key financial indices during the period.”. He added that “We understand that there’s a lot more work to be done, we are however prepared for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead the 2016 financial year”.