FBNH Plc. Posts 23.84% PAT Growth in HY’2020mbcfin
FBNH Plc HY’2020 results showed an increase in the bottom-line as profit for the period grew by 23.84%. Interest income however declined by 4.31% from N216.76 bn in HY’2019 to N207.42 bn in the current period.
Net interest income went down by 7.35% from N141.69 bn in HY’2019 to N131.28 bn in HY’2020, due to the drop in interest income and a 1.44% increase in interest expense. The company recorded a 14.70% increase in operating profit from N36.23 bn in HY’2019 to N41.55 bn in the current period. The increase in operating profit is attributable to a 16.41% and 183.05% increase in net fees and commission income and trading income,
respectively. Also, impairment charges increased by 38.65% from N22.11 bn in HY’2019 to N30.65 bn in HY’2020. Profit before tax advanced by 14.26% from N36.25 bn in HY’2019 to N41.42 bn in the current period. Profit after tax went up by 23.84% from N28.78 bn in HY’2019 to N35.65 bn in the current period.
Consequently, the company recorded a 60.71% increase in EPS to N1.35 in HY’2020 from N0.84 in HY’2019. FBNH currently trades at N5.00.