Guaranty Trust Bank Plc
AUDITED FULL-YEAR GROUP RESULTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2020: DECLARES A PBT OF N238.1BILLION
Lagos Nigeria – March 18, 2021 – Guaranty Trust Bank Plc ("GTBank"), (Bloomberg: GUARANTY:NL/Reuters: GUARANT.LG), provider of diversified financial services, announces its Audited Financial Results for the year ended 31 December 2020 and declares a PBT of N238.1bn.
Commenting on the financial results, the Managing Director/CEO of Guaranty Trust Bank plc, Mr. Segun Agbaje, said; "2020 was arguably the most challenging year that the world has faced in decades. In such unprecedented times, we sought to live out the full extent of our values; safeguarding lives and livelihoods for our people, our customers and across the communities where we operate. We were on solid footing going into 2020; the strength, scale and liquidity of our balance sheet, coupled with the quality of our past decisions and the efficacy of our digital-first customer-centric strategy gave us the resilience and flexibility to navigate the economic shocks and market volatility that dominated the year."
He further stated that; "Amidst the many challenges that persist, we remain ardent believers in Africa’s growth potential. Our world is increasingly digital, and we see it opening new and exciting opportunities for empowering people and uplifting our communities. With our commitment to deepening customer relationships and intense focus on delivering innovative financial solutions, we enter 2021 well-positioned to lead this new world."
· Sustained Earnings
– Profit before tax of N238.1bn (31 December 2019 N231.7bn) an increase of 2.8%.
– Profit after tax improved by 2.3% to N201.4bn from N196.8bn of 31 December 2019.
– Earnings per share of 711kobo compared to 696kobo of 31 December 2019.
– Final dividend of 270kobo per share.· Improved Revenue- Interest Income of N300.7bn (31 December 2019: N296.2bn) up 1.5% largely as a result of 2.2% growth in interest income on loans and advances and 6.5% increase in interest income on fixed income securities but partly offset by 56.3% drop in interest income on cash and cash equivalents.- Non-Interest Income of N154.5bn comprising of Fee and commission income, Net trading gains, and Other income (31 December 2019: N139.1bn) up 11.1%. The Non-interest income growth resulted largely from 37.7% increase in Other Income, partly offset by 14.8% dip in Fee and Commission income.- Net interest margin remained strong at 9.3% (31 December 2019: 9.3%).· Balance Sheet- Total assets of N4.945trn (31 December 2019: N3.759trn) up 31.5%- Net loans and advances […]