Sacombank achieves $61.5 million in profit before tax in the first half of the year. — Photo courtesy of the bank
HCM CITY — Sacombank has released its consolidated financial statements for the second quarter, with pre-tax profit going up by more than 10 per cent from the same period last year to VNĐ441 billion (US$19 million).
This took its profit for the first half of the year to VNĐ1.428 trillion ($61,479 million), or nearly 56 per cent of the full-year target, but falling by 2.2 per cent year-on-year.
Its net interest income for the second quarter was up nearly 31 per cent to reach VNĐ2.637 trillion ($113.6 million).
This was a much higher increase than the income achieved by other banks, and despite a sharp decrease in lending interest rates.
The bank’s profit from foreign exchange trading rose 54 per cent to VNĐ165 billion ($7.1 million).
Operating income topped VNĐ3.56 trillion ($153.3 million), a year-on-year increase of 8 per cent, while operating expenses decreased by nearly 14 per cent to VNĐ1.973 trillion ($85 million).
Sacombank has made a provision of VNĐ1.147 trillion ($49.4 million) for bad and doubtful debts, an increase of 86 per cent.
As of the end of June total assets were worth VNĐ481.898 trillion ($20.7 billion), an increase of more than 6 per cent from the beginning of the year.
Outstanding loans were up nearly 5 per cent to VNĐ310.695 trillion ($13.38 billion), and deposits increased by over 6 per cent to VNĐ426.236 trillion ($18.36 billion).
Non-performing loans (NPLs) in the balance sheet as of June 30 were worth VNĐ6.682 trillion ($288.05 million), an increase of nearly VNĐ950 billion for the year, as the NPL ratio in the balance sheet increased to 2.15 per cent from 1.94 per cent a year earlier.
The bad debts in group 3 increased by 185 per cent to VNĐ851 billion ($36.68 million).
At the end of June the bank had 18,638 employees (including at subsidiaries), a sharp decrease from the 19,237 people it had employed at the beginning of the year. — VNS