Bank Muscat Q3 net profit rises by 7.5 per cent to RO 136.2 million

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Bank Muscat, the flagship financial institution in the Sultanate, posted a net profit of RO 136.2 million for the nine months ended 30 September 2015 compared to RO 126.7 million reported during the same period in 2014, an increase of 7.5 per cent.

The key highlights of the results for the period are as follows:

  • Net Interest Income from Conventional Banking stood at RO 176.0 million for the nine months of 2015 compared to RO 170.3 million for the same period of 2014, an increase of 3.3 per cent. Net income from Islamic financing was RO 13.7 million for the nine months of 2015 compared to RO 12.4 million for the same period of 2014, an increase of RO 10.2 per cent.
  • Non-interest income at RO 112.9 million was higher by 8.4 per cent compared to RO 104.1 million for the nine months ended 30 September 2014.
  • Operating expenses for the nine month period of 2015 stood at RO 126.0 million compared to RO 117.6 million for the same period in 2014, an increase of 7.2 per cent.
  • Impairment for credit losses for the nine month period in 2015 was RO 42.7 million as against RO 40.7 million for the same period in 2014. Recoveries from impairment for credit loss was RO 25.5 million for the nine month period of 2015 as against RO 19.6 million for the same period in 2014. Share of income from associates for the nine month period in 2015 was RO 1.9 million as against RO 896,000 for the same period in 2014.
  • Net loans and advances from the conventional operation increased by 8.7 per cent to RO 6,566 million during the nine month period in 2015 as against RO 6,042 million during the same period in 2014.
  • Customer deposits, including CDs from the conventional operations, increased by 6.7 per cent to RO 6,778 million during the nine month period in 2015 as against RO 6,351 million during the same period in 2014.
  • Islamic financing receivables amounted to RO 482 million as of 30 September 2015 compared to RO 385 million in the same period of 2014. Islamic Banking customer deposits amounted to RO 549 million as of 30 September 2015 compared to RO 231 million reported in the same period of 2014.

       YTD September 2015 versus YTD September 2014

Key figures for the preliminary results 9 months ended Sep 2015(millions) 9 months ended     Sep 2014(millions)  Change(%)
Net interest income 176.0 170.3 3.3%
Income from Islamic Financing 13.7 12.4 10.2%
Total net interest income and income from Islamic Financing 189.7 182.8 3.8%
Other operating income 112.9 104.1 8.4%
Operating expenses 126.0 117.6 7.2%
Operating profit 176.6 169.3 4.3%
Net profit 136.2 126.7 7.5%
Net loans and advances 6,566 6,042 8.7%
Net Islamic financing 482 385 25.4%
Total net Loans and Islamic financing 7,048 6,427 9.7%
Customer deposits & CD 6,778 6,351 6.7%
Islamic deposits 549 231 137.9%
Total customer deposits and Islamic deposits 7,327 6,582 11.3%

The full results of the nine month period ended 30 September 2015 along with the complete set of financial statements, will be released after the approval of the Board of Directors of the bank at its meeting scheduled later during October 2015.


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