Faysal Bank posts 51% growth in profit before tax

Faysal Bank posts 51% growth in profit before tax

Faysal Bank Limited has posted a massive growth of 51 per cent in its profit before tax for nine months period ended September 30, 2022.

According to a statement issued on Tuesday, Faysal Bank Limited achieved the landmark of Rs1 trillion mark in balance sheet footings with a record profit before tax of Rs15.0 billion, 51 per cent higher than the corresponding period last year

The Board of Directors of Faysal Bank Limited (FBL), in their meeting held on October 27, 2022, approved the financial statements of the Bank for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 and announced an interim cash dividend of Rs. 5.50 per share i.e. 55 per cent. This is in addition to interim cash dividend for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022 already paid at Rs. 0.50 per share i.e. 5 per cent.

The bank is very close to the completion of the requirements of converting Faysal Bank Limited into a full-fledged Islamic bank. Accordingly, all the Non-Shariah Compliant retained earnings of the Bank are being distributed to the shareholders as cash dividend.

FBL has delivered exuberant performance in the nine months of 2022 with a Profit Before Tax (PBT) of Rs. 15.0 billion, 51 per cent higher than the Rs. 9.9 billion in the corresponding period last year. However, the increase in Profit After Tax (PAT) is restricted to 26 per cent from Rs. 6.1 billion in 9m’21 to Rs. 7.7 billion in first nine months of 2022 on the back of extremely high and retrospective tax measures announced in the federal budget.

Current deposit momentum built over last several quarters continued and has reached Rs. 274 billion, 27 per cent growth over December 2021. Total deposits increased by 13 per cent over December 2021 with CASA mix improving to 80 per cent from 75 per cent at December 2021. FBL’s net advances increased by 18 per cent to Rs. 468 billion, with the growth across all lending businesses and improvement in ADR to 65 per cent as at September 2022. Despite the prevailing uncertainty, FBL is committed to its strategy for conversion into Islamic bank and have applied to SBP for issuance of Islamic Banking License.

The Bank continued to deliver on growth objectives and increased the total revenue by 33 per cent over 9m’21 to Rs. 33.6 billion. Non markup expenses of the bank have increased by 27 per cent over 9m’21 while the cost to income ratio has improved from 60 per cent in 9m’21 to 57 per cent in 9m’22. Net provision for 9m’22 reflected reversals of Rs. 0.7 billion while infection ratio continued to reduce and is at 4.6 per cent with total coverage at 89.5 per cent.

FBL will continue to invest in expanding the footprints by network expansion and is planning to open another 50+ branches in Q4’22 with an objective to reach the branch network to 700+ by the end of this year. The bank will continue to reshape banking experience by improving the quality of customer service, providing innovative digital solutions and will continue to invest in modern technologies to improve digital offerings and customer experience.

FBL was incorporated in Pakistan on October 3, 1994 as a public limited company and its shares are listed on Pakistan Stock Exchange. FBL offers a wide range of modern banking services to all customer segments, i.e., Retail, Small & Medium Sized Enterprises, Commercial, Agri-based, and Corporate.

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