Guaranty Trust Holding Company posted spectacular efficiency metrics in its lately launched half-year 2021 outcomes as its non-performing loans ratio to whole loans dropped to five.99% from 6.39% recorded as of the corresponding interval of 2021.
The non-performing loans ratio which is a key metric in measuring the effectiveness of a financial institution in receiving repayments on its loans, reveals that GTCO has ramped up efforts to cut back its delinquent loans to its barest minimal.
Similarly, probably the most capitalized listed monetary entity on the Nigerian Exchange was in a position to increase its liquidity ratio to 44.71% as of June 2021. This is nicely above the regulatory minimal of 30%, which is a major increase because the group maintained a median liquidity ratio of 40.71% within the overview interval.
The foremost monetary establishment was in a position to improve liquidity within the agency regardless of the strain of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, reopening of the financial system, fiscal and financial quagmire, in addition to regulatory debits, recorded within the interval below overview.
Below are the highlights of the financials
- GTCO generated a sum of N207.91 billion as gross earnings within the interval below overview.
- Non-Interest Income was boosted by improved transactional volumes and turnover stemming from the reopening of the financial system after the Covid 19 induced lockdown. These actions prompted a constructive influx from e-business and account upkeep income unit of the enterprise as they improved by N3.9 billion and N2.3 billion respectively.
- Profit earlier than taxation within the overview interval recorded a 15.18% decline to N93.06 billion from N109.71 billion printed within the corresponding interval of 2020.
- The whole asset of the group elevated marginally within the first six months by 1.47% to shut at N5.02 trillion as of June 2021 in comparison with N4.94 trillion as of December 2020.
- According to the financial institution’s investor presentation, in response to the declining yields on loans and FIS, the Group diminished its Cost of Funds to 0.7% in H1 2021 from 1.5% within the corresponding interval of 2020 as curiosity expense decreased by 46% to N10.9 billion in H1 2021 from N20.3 billion in H1 2020.
- Deposits from different banks elevated considerably by 27.61% to shut at N129.54 billion as of June 2021 whereas deposits from clients rose by N115.89 billion between January and June 2021, which introduced the full buyer deposits as of the tip of Q2 2021 to N3.63 billion.
AMCON levy additionally elevated by 27.3% as a result of development recorded within the whole asset and Contingents to N4.37 trillion in FY 2020 from N3.44 trillion in FY 2019. Note that AMCON levy is computed as 0.5% on previous yr’s whole asset and contingents.
Despite the challenges offered by the working atmosphere in H1 2021, the Group was in a position to navigate effectively, deploying acceptable methods to ship a Post tax Return on Average Assets of three.33% and Post tax Return on Average Equity of 19.56% The Group delivered a Post tax ROAE of 19.71% Post Tax ROAA of three.19% and NIM of 6.98%.
The Group maintained sturdy capital positions with Full and Transitional IFRS 9 impression Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR)of 24% and 26.3% respectively, which is nicely above the regulatory minimal of 15%.
Investment securities by the financial institution elevated by 17.8% year-on-year to N1.23 trillion in H1 2021 from N1.04 trillion recorded within the corresponding interval of 2020.
The Group closed the primary half of the yr delivering a PBT of N93.1 billion. As the Group restructures to a Financial Holding Company, it’s anticipated that the income base can be additional strengthened and end in improved efficiency throughout all key profitability metrics.
Recall, that Guaranty Trust Holding Company introduced the restructuring of the financial institution in July 2021, with the purpose of strengthening its long-term competitiveness and development prospects. The Group additionally introduced the appointment Mr. Segun Agbaje as the brand new Group CEO of GTCO whereas Mrs. Miriam Olusanya was appointed as MD of GT Bank.
It is price noting that regardless of the decline within the Group’s revenue after tax, it declared an interim dividend of 30 kobo per share for the half yr interval ended June 2021, which is identical as declared to its shareholders within the corresponding interval of 2020.
What this implies
GT Bank is among the foremost main monetary establishments in Nigeria, with observe document of spectacular efficiency of the years which it demonstrated in its latest monetary assertion regardless of the financial doldrums up to now yr brought on by the covid-19 lockdown. The Bank continued in its transfer to offer worth to its traders having declared an interim dividend of 30 kobo per share in H1 2021 regardless of the drop in its backside line.