Bank of Åland Plc: Interim Report for the period January–June 2014

        Print
| Source: Ålandsbanken
multilang-release

Mariehamn, 2014-07-25 08:00 CEST (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  

Ålandsbanken Abp
Interim Report
25.07.2014  9.00 hrs
 
 
 
Interim Report for the period January–June 2014

 “During the first half of 2014, all our business units clearly improved their earnings. Net interest income rose by 22 per cent and net commission income by 10 per cent, while we were able to control our operating expenses.

“Our asset management is continuing to grow. In one year, managed assets increased by 16 per cent, excluding exchange rate effects. Our mutual funds surpassed EUR 1 billion, and total managed assets in the Group are approaching EUR 5 billion.

“Taken together, this led us to raise our earnings forecast for 2014 on July 10 and state that we expect substantially better full-year earnings than in 2013.”

Peter Wiklöf, Managing Director

January−June 2014 compared to January−June 2013

  • Net operating profit improved by 79 per cent to EUR 8.7 M (4.9).
     
  • Profit for the period attributable to shareholders improved by 98 per cent to EUR 6.1 M (3.1).
     
  •  Net interest income increased by 22 per cent to EUR 23.9 M (19.5).
     
  • Net commission income increased by 10 per cent to EUR 21.2 M (19.2).
     
  • Total expenses increased by 5 per cent to EUR 48.7 M (46.3).
     
  • Net impairment losses on loans (including recoveries) was an unchanged EUR 1.0 M (1.0), equivalent to a loan loss level of 0.06 (0.07) per cent.
     
  • Return on equity after taxes (ROE) amounted to 6.8 per cent (3.6).
     
  • Earnings per share amounted to EUR 0.42 (0.21).
     
  • The core Tier 1 capital ratio, excluding the Basel I floor effect, amounted to 11.3 per cent (December 31, 2013: 10.8 per cent).


 

Financial summary      
Bank of Åland Group Q2
2014
Q1
2014
 %  
Q2
2013
 % Jan-Jun 2014 Jan-Jun 2013  %
EUR M                
Income                
Net interest income 12.1 11.9 1 10.2 19 23.9 19.5 22
Net commission income 10.5 10.7 -2 9.9 6 21.2 19.2 10
Net income from financial items at fair value 1.5 2.0 -25 1.2 22 3.5 5.5 -36
Other income 5.7 4.0 42 3.8 49 9.8 7.9 24
Total income 29.8 28.6 4 25.1 18 58.4 52.2 12
                 
Staff costs -13.3 -13.3 0 -13.2 1 -26.6 -26.2 1
Other expenses -8.8 -9.1 -4 -8.2 7 -17.8 -16.3 9
Depreciation/amortisation -2.0 -2.2 -9 -1.9 10 -4.3 -3.8 14
Total expenses -24.1 -24.6 -2 -23.2 4 -48.7 -46.3 5
                 
Profit before impairment losses 5.6 4.1 39 1.9   9.7 5.8 66
                 
Impairment losses on loans and other ­commitments -0.1 -0.9 -88 0.5   -1.0 -1.0 1
Net operating profit 5.5 3.2 74 2.3   8.7 4.9 79
                 
Income taxes -1.3 -0.6 99 -0.7 86 -1.9 -1.3 49
Profit for the report period 4.3 2.5 68 1.7   6.8 3.6 89
                 
Attributable to:                
Non-controlling interests 0.3 0.4 -32 0.3 -5 0.7 0.5 40
Shareholders in Bank of Åland Plc 4.0 2.1 89 1.4   6.1 3.1 98
                 
Volume                
  Lending to the public 3,159 3,161 0 3,020 5      
  Deposits from the public 1 2,492 2,549 -2 2,512 -1      
  Managed assets 4,810 4,560 5 4,255 13      
  Equity capital 187 185 1 176 6      
  Balance sheet total 4,041 4,069 -1 3,789 7      
  Risk-weighted assets 1,469 1,534 -4 1,449 1      
                 
Financial ratios                
  Return on equity after taxes, % (ROE) 2 8.8 4.7   3.1   6.8 3.6  
  Expense/income ratio 3 0.81 0.86   0.93   0.83 0.89  
  Loan loss level, % 4 0.01 0.11   -0.06   0.06 0.07  
  Gross non-performing receivables, % 5 0.38 0.45   0.51        
  Level of provisions for doubtful receivables, % 6 47 47   63        
  Core funding ratio, % 7 100 102   102        
  Equity/assets ratio, % 8 4.6 4.5   4.6        
  Tier 1 capital ratio, excluding Basel 1 floor effect, % 9 11.3 10.6   10.8        
  Earnings per share, % 10 0.28 0.15 89 0.09   0.42 0.21 98
  Equity capital per share, EUR 11 12.77 12.63 1 12.03 6      
  Market price per Series A share, EUR 10.27 10.24 0 10.50 -2      
  Market price per Series B share, EUR 8.45 8.25 2 7.68 10      
  Number of shares outstanding (not own shares), 000s 14,398 14,398 0 14,395 0      
  Working hours re-calculated to full-time equivalent positions                                                                                  642 636 1 609 5 639 607 5

 1 Deposits from the public and public sector entities, including certificates of deposit, index bonds and debentures issued to the public
2 Profit for the report period attributable to shareholders / Average shareholders’ portion of equity capital
3 Expenses / Income
4 Impairment losses on loan portfolio and other commitments / Lending to the public
5 Non-performing receivables more than 90 days / Lending to the public before provisions for impairment losses
6 Provisions for individual impairment losses / Doubtful receivables
7 Lending to the public / Deposits including certificates of deposit, index bonds and debentures issued to the public and covered bonds issued
8 Equity capital / Balance sheet total
9 (Core Tier 1 capital / Capital requirement) x 8 %
10 Shareholders’ portion of earnings for the period/ Number of shares adjusted for share issue
11 Equity capital/Number of shares on closing day


The Bank of Åland (Ålandsbanken) follows the disclosure procedure stipulated in "Disclosure obligation of the issuer (7/2013)", published by the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority and hereby publishes its Interim Report for the period January – June 2014, which is enclosed with this stock exchange release.

 The Bank's Interim Report for the period January – June 2014 is attached to this release in PDF format and is also available on the company’s web site at http://www.alandsbanken.fi/info/opencms/pdf/result/en_resultat_jan-jun_14.pdf
 
Mariehamn, July 25, 2014
 
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 
For more information please contact:
 
Peter Wiklöf, Managing Director and Chief Executive, Bank of Åland, tel. + 358
(0)40 512 7505