GTBank Releases 2019 Half Year Audited Results - Islanders Magazine



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Monday, 19 August 2019

GTBank Releases 2019 Half Year Audited Results

…….. Reports Profit before Tax of ₦115.8Billion

Guaranty Trust Bank plc has released its audited financial results for the half year ended June 30, 2019 to
the Nigerian and London Stock Exchanges.
The half year result shows positive growth across key financial metrics and reflects GTBank’s leading
position as one of the best managed financial institutions in Africa. The Bank reported a Profit before Tax
of ₦115.8billion, representing a growth of 5.6% over ₦109.6billion recorded in the corresponding period of
2018. The Bank’s loan book grew by 1.0% from ₦1.262trillion recorded as at December 2018 to
₦1.274trillion in June 2019 and customer deposits increased by 6.3% to ₦2.418trillion from ₦2.274trillion
in December 2018.
The Bank closed the half year ended June 2019 with Total Assets of ₦3.598trillion and Shareholders’
Funds of ₦603.0Billion. In terms of Asset quality, NPL ratio and Cost of Risk improved to 6.8% and 0.2%
in June 2019 from 7.3% and 0.3% in December 2018 respectively. Overall, asset quality remains stable
with adequate coverage of 84.7%, while Capital remains strong with CAR of 23.5%. On the backdrop of
this result, Return on Equity (ROAE) and Return on Assets (ROAA) stood at 33.7% and 5.8%
respectively. The Bank is proposing an interim dividend of 30kobo per ordinary share of 50 kobo each for
period ended June 30, 2019.
Commenting on the financial results, the Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Trust Bank plc, Segun
Agbaje, said; “We have delivered a good result inspite of a challenging market, characterized by varying
degrees of uncertainty and a rapidly changing competitive landscape. Our strong financial performance is
underpinned by our unwavering focus on delivering value for our shareholders and reimagining the role
we play in our customers’ lives.”
He further stated that “In a rapidly changing world and increasingly unpredictable environment, we are
committed to building a long-term business that is both nimble and focused on flawless execution. The
progress that we have made over the past six months demonstrates that we have the right strategy and
the dedicated team to deliver for all our stakeholders, even in difficult conditions.”
The Bank has continued to report the best financial ratios for a Financial Institution in the industry with a
return on equity (ROE) of 33.7% and a cost to income ratio of 37.6% evidencing the efficient management
of the banks’ assets. These ratios are a testament to the competent and experienced management and
work-force, efficient balance sheet structure and operational efficiency of the Bank. In recognition of the
Bank’s bias for world class corporate governance standards, excellent service delivery and innovation,
GTBank has been a recipient of numerous awards over the years. Some of these include Africa’s Best
Bank and Best Bank in Nigeria from Euromoney Magazine, and Best Banking Group and Best Retail Bank
by World Finance Magazine.

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