GTB Plc. HY’2020- Profit after tax dips by 4.90% to N94.27 billionYahya Abdulrahman
Stanbic Plc HY’2020 showed an increase in bottom-line result as profit for the period grew by 24.72%. Interest income declined by 9.30% from N60.78 bn in HY’2019 to N55.13 bn in the current period. Net interest income went down by 4.48% from N39.31 bn in HY’2019 to N37.55 bn in HY’2020. Profit before tax advanced by 17.37% from N44.65 bn in HY’2019 to N52.41 bn in the current period. The increase in profit before tax is attributable to a 94.63% increase in trading income, and supported by declines in key expenditure line items, such as; the fees and commission expense and operating expense, which both went down by 5.41% and 3.06%, respectively. Profit after tax went up by 24.72% from N36.25 bn in HY’2019 to N45.20 bn in the current period, due to a 14.31% decline in income tax expense. Consequently, Stanbic recorded a 22.51% increase in earnings per share from N3.42 in HY’2019 to N4.19 in HY’2020. The company proposed an interim dividend of N0.40. Stanbic currently trades at N37.50.
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