December 1, 2022



FBNHoldings: Sustaining progress development in HI monetary scorecard

FBNHoldings Plc has launched unaudited 2022 first half monetary scorecard, recording a formidable progress.   AMAKA IFEAKANDU  seems to be on the group’s excellent efficiency within the H1 of this 12 months and  different methods  to be adopted  by the group within the second half of the 12 months to maintain profitability and  convey returns to traders.

Within the midst of rising insecurity and difficult working setting, the FBNHoldings Plc has sustainably remained in enterprise. A sign to this impact was proven within the  outfit’s progress profile  as mirrored in all its monetary indices within the first six months of its operations within the 2022 monetary 12 months. 

The group has remained targeted in optimising alternatives that drives progress in income, profitability, capital accretion and total operational effectivity that can ship worth and memorable returns to shareholders.

Group efficiency

The group within the first half of its monetary 12 months ended  June 30, 2022, posted good efficiency with a gross earnings of N359.2  billion, representing a rise of twenty-two.4 per cent  towards N293.4 billion reported in the identical interval of 2021. The corporate unaudited monetary consequence for the six months of this 12 months confirmed that curiosity revenue upped by 40.6 per cent to N226.4 billion from N161.0 billion recorded within the earlier 12 months, whereas web curiosity revenue grew by 47.3 per cent to N152.9 billion from N103.8 billion in recorded in comparison with final 12 months.

Working revenue additionally elevated by 21.7 per cent to N273.5 billion towards N224.7 billion achieved in 2021. Working bills surged by 21.9 per cent to N186.0 billion from N153.6 billion within the comparative interval of final 12 months.

In accordance with the group’s unaudited monetary consequence, revenue earlier than tax rose by 45.3 per cent to N65.7 billion as towards N45.2 billion posted within the corresponding interval of final 12 months, whereas revenue for the interval went to N56.5 billion from N38.1 billion, representing 48.6 per cent.

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Complete property additionally upped by 6.6 per cent to N9.525 trillion from N8.932 trillion. Clients’ loans and advances elevated by 17.3 per cent to N3.381 trillion from N2.881 trillion whereas prospects’ deposit stood at N6.302 trillion from N5.849 trillion, indicating 7.8 per cent progress.

Business Banking 

The report additional confirmed that the Business Banking section recorded gross earnings of N338.5 billion, rising by 22.6 per cent 12 months on 12 months from N276.1 billion reported the earlier 12 months. Web curiosity revenue shot up by 49.3 per cent y-o-y to N152.9 billion towards N102.4 billion recorded within the previous 12 months.

For the non curiosity revenue, it grew by 2.4 per cent to N108.8 billion from N111.5 in 2021 with the working bills surging  by 23.1 per cent to N178.8 billion from N145.5 billion made within the comparative interval of final 12 months.

The report additionally revealed that  Revenue earlier than tax stood at N60.0 billion representing 40 per cent y-o-y improve from N42.9 billion recorded within the previous 12 months whereas revenue after tax rose to N53.3 billion, displaying a 42.3 per cent from N37.4 billion posted within the comparable interval of 2021.The financial institution’s whole property stood at N9.1 trillion, rising by 6.7 per cent 12 months up to now from N8.5  trillion as at December 2021. Clients’ loans and advances rose to N3.3 trillion representing 17 per cent y-t-d progress in comparison with  N2.8 trillion reported on the finish of December 2021, whereas prospects’ deposit up by 8.4 per cent to N6.1 trillion towards N5.6 trillion recorded in December 2021.

Service provider Banking & Asset Administration (MBAM) / FBNQuest

On the a part of Service provider Banking and Asset Administration part, the report confirmed that  FBNQuest group  gross earnings grew by 19.8 per cent year-on-year within the first half of 2022 from N18.3 billion reported within the comparative interval of 2021. Revenue earlier than tax additionally improved by 44.8 per cent y-o-y to N7.1 billion towards N4.9 billion reported the identical interval of final 12 months. Complete property moved as much as N414.3 billion from N385.5 billion within the earlier 12 months, representing progress of  7.4 per cent 12 months up to now.

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Touch upon H1 efficiency

Group Managing Director FBNHoldings Nnamdi Okonkwo spoke on the efficiency posted by the group.  He mentioned: “FBNHoldings continues to display resilient efficiency regardless of the difficult working setting with a formidable enchancment in income and profitability. For the half 12 months 2022, gross earnings and revenue earlier than tax grew by 22 per cent y-o-y and 45 per cent y-o-y to N359.2 billion and N65.7 billion respectively. Moreover, we proceed to see good progress throughout our efficiency metrics, which stay according to our deal with driving sustainable progress.

“The Group stays dedicated in its transformation drive, which has resulted in stronger steadiness sheet and higher asset high quality with non-performing loans closing at 5.4 per cent at first half of 2022. Equally, threat administration functionality stays strong throughout the Group supporting the drive for enhanced earnings for sustainable capital accretion. Through the interval, value to revenue ratio remained flat y-o-y regardless of the inflationary and forex stress, as we proceed to deal with optimising total effectivity. Our strategic intent stays unchanged in optimising alternatives that drive progress in income, profitability, capital accretion and total operational effectivity that delivers sustainable worth to our stakeholders.”


Commenting on the outcomes, Chief Government Officer of First Financial institution of Nigeria Restricted,  Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, mentioned amidst a difficult working and dynamic regulatory setting in half 12 months 2022, the Business Banking Group remained targeted on executing key initiatives to place the group for improved profitability in monetary 12 months 2022. Our half-year outcomes additional bolstered our drive in the direction of our ‘Quantum Profitability Leap’ agenda. Our gross earnings are up 22.6 per cent y-o-y to N338.5 billion and web curiosity revenue up 49.3  per cent y-o-y to N152.9 billion respectively.

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“On the again of the spectacular progress recorded in our prime line, our revenue earlier than tax recorded a robust progress of 40.0 per cent y-o-y to N60.0 billion, while revenue after tax additionally grew by 42.3 per cent  y-o-y to N53.3 billion because the Financial institution continues to reap the dividends of the profitable restructuring of our steadiness sheet and revamping of our threat administration structure.

“We proceed to report progress in driving down our non-performing mortgage ratio which now stands at 5.4 per cent  on the finish of H1 and we’re on course to convey it inside regulatory restrict of 5 per cent by finish of Monetary 12 months 2022.  As we go into the second half of 2022, I’m assured that the Business Banking Group will maintain the present momentum of producing spectacular returns from the standard threat property portfolio already created, while optimising its steadiness sheet given altering macro-economic circumstances. Moreover, we’ll proceed to strengthen our dominant digital banking capabilities in offering best-in-class providers to all segments of our prospects throughout all our footprints in sub-Sahara Africa and past.”

And with what will be described as superlative efficiency in simply six months, watchers of occasion are of the view that the group stands higher efficiency to do extra and additional consolidate on its feats.