Corporate Briefing Notes
Habib Bank Limited (HBL) conducted its corporate briefing session today to discuss the financial results for 1QCY23 and to highlight its future roadmap.
● To recall, HBL recorded PAT of PKR13.25bn (EPS: PKR9/sh) in 1QCY23, depicting an upside of 56%YoY compared to PKR8.6bn (EPS: 5.78/sh) in SPLY. The increase during the quarter was mainly attributed by higher net interest income.
● The bank also announced DPS of PKR 1.5 for the quarter.
● Deposits clocked in at PKR3.6Tn with the current accounts mix improving to 40.8%. Domestic deposits were recorded at PKR3.1Tn. Overall, average domestic deposits of the Bank were up 11%YoY to PKR2.9Tn, respectively.
● Total advances during the 1QCY23 remained flat to PKR1.8Tn, compared to previous quarter. Whereas, domestic advances declined by 3.3%QoQ to PKR1.45Tn, mainly due to economic slowdown.
● HBL has added 1.3 million customers in the first quarter. Out of them, more than half are coming through our Konnect channel.
● With respect to the investment portfolio; around 55% in floaters, 30% in fixed PIB, and remaining 15% is held in T-Bills. However, around PKR70bn of fixed PIBs are expected to mature this year. Furthermore, 2/3 of the fixed instrument portfolio is expected to mature in next 2-2.5 years.
● The bank recorded impairment loss rather a general provision charge, on Pakistan Eurobonds, mainly on the back of downgrading of country’s rating by the International Credit Rating agencies.
● NIM improved to 6.8% in 1QCY23 compared to 6.2% in 4QCY22, on the back of earlier rate hikes flow through to asset repricing.
● The bank’s cost-to-income ratio stood at 51.6% during 1QCY23, compared to 51.1% in FY22.
● The total CAR decreased to 13.5% in Mar’23 from 14.8% in Dec’22. This decline is led by unprecedented PKR devaluation along with MTM losses during the said quarter.
● Banks’ ADR was declined at 49.3% in 1QCY23 due to slow down in credit demand. Infection ratio increased to 5.4%, backed by decline in lending.
● The infection ratio during the quarter stood at 5.4%, backed by decline in lending. HBL’s coverage at the end of 1QCY23 clocked in at 103%.
● Going-forward, the bank is of the view that higher NIMs could be witnessed in the upcoming quarters, reflected by recent 400bps increase in interest rates. Moreover, despite uncertainty on economic front, the management does not see any major stress on loan portfolio.
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