Co-op Bank declares Ksh11.6 billion as profits for the third quarter

November 18, 2021 at 18:12
Co-op Bank declares Ksh11.6 billion as profits for the third quarter

Co-op Bank Group is pleased to report a Profit Before Tax of Kshs. 16.5 Billion for the third quarter of 2021, a commendable 20% growth compared to Kshs. 13.8 Billion recorded in the third quarter of 2020.

This represents a strong Profit After Tax of Kshs.11.6 billion compared to Kshs. 9.8 Billion reported in third quarter of 2020.

The strong performance by the Bank exceeds pre-pandemic performance and is in line with the Group’s strategic focus that supports growth, resilience and agility.

Co-op Bank Group Managing Director Gideon Muriuki during a past press conference (file image)

Key highlights; –

Financial Position; The Group has registered sustained growth as hereunder;

Total Assets grew by Kshs 82 Billion (+16%) to Kshs. 592.9 Billion compared to Kshs 510.9 Billion in the same period last year.

Net loans and advances book grew by Kshs 22.1 Billion (+7.8%) from Kshs.284.2 Billion to Kshs. 306.3 Billion.

Customer deposits grew by 12% from Kshs. 375.5 Billion to Kshs 420.4 Billion.

Borrowed funds grew by Kshs. 17.7 Billion (+67.6%) to Kshs 43.8 Billion from Kshs.26.2 Billion in 2020.

Shareholders’ funds grew to Kshs. 95 Billion (+16%) from Kshs. 82.0 Billion in 2020 enabling us to continue pitching for big ticket deals.

Comprehensive Income

Total operating income grew by 19.2% from Kshs 37.2 Billion to Kshs 44.4 Billion.

Total non-interest income grew by 15.6% from Kshs 13.6 Billion to Kshs 15.7 Billion.

Net interest income grew by 21.3% from Kshs 23.6 Billion to Kshs 28.7 Billion.

Total operating expenses grew by 19.2% from Kshs 23.5 Billion to Kshs. 28 Billion on account of a 50% prudential growth in loan-loss provisions.

Credit Management remains a key focus area aimed at supporting a return to pre-pandemic NPL levels by way of the following interventions;-

The Credit Risk Adaptation Project dubbed ‘Project Kilele’ supported by a Global consulting firm, now in the implementation phase.

The Decentralization of Loan Portfolio Management, to the Branches, Lending Units and Relationship Management teams to enhance collection activities.

The Group prudentially increased loan loss provisions to Kshs. 6.0 Billion in the third quarter of year 2021, in appreciation of the challenges that businesses and households continue to face due to the effects of the ongoing pandemic.

A total of Kshs. 49 Billion in loans was restructured during the CBK restructure window that ended on 31st March 2021, with the restructured facilities largely performing as per the realigned agreements.

A Strong Digital Footprint

Through our multi-channel strategy, the Bank has successfully moved 93% of all customer transactions to alternative delivery channels; an expanded 24-hour contact centre, mobile banking, 589 ATMs, internet banking and over 23,000 Co-op Kwa Jirani agency banking terminals.

A successful Universal Banking model and the implementation of Sales Force Effectiveness has seen the Group serve over 9 million Account holders across all sectors.

Key focus on digital banking, with the all-telco Mco-op Cash Mobile Wallet continuing to play a pivotal role in the growth of non-funded income with 5.3 Million customers registered and loans worth Kshs 51.3 Billion disbursed year-to-date, averaging Kshs. 5.7 Billion per month.

Over 139,299 customers have taken up the MSME packages that we rolled out in 2018, and 14,665 have been trained on business management skills.

To date we have disbursed over Kshs. 25 Billion to MSMEs through our E-Credit solution.

Our unique model of retail banking services through Sacco FOSAs enabled us provide wholesale financial services to over 479 FOSA outlets.

Subsidiaries

Co-op Consultancy & Bancassurance Intermediary Limited posted a Profit Before Tax of Kshs 648.0 Million as at 30th September 2021, riding on strong penetration of Bancassurance business.

Co-operative Bank of South Sudan, a joint venture (JV) partnership with Government of South Sudan (Co-op Bank 51% and GOSS 49%) returned a monetary loss of Kshs 104 Million in Q32021 attributable to hyperinflation accounting due to currency devaluation of the South Sudanese pound.

Co-op Trust Investment Services contributed Kshs. 92.3 Million in Profit Before Tax in Q32021, with Funds Under Management standing at Kshs. 187.1 Billion compared to Kshs. 123.7 Billion as at Q32020.

Kingdom Bank Limited (formerly Jamii Bora Bank) has contributed a Profit Before Tax of Kshs. 413 Million in Q32021. This is compared to 2020 full year loss of Kshs. 124 Million.

Co-op Bank holds a controlling 90% equity interest in Kingdom Bank, a fully-fledged commercial bank regulated by the Central Bank of Kenya with over 444,000 customers and 17 branches.

Long Term Financing: MSME, Sustainable Agriculture & Health sectors.

In 2020 the Group secured a long-term financing facility from the IFC (International Finance Corporation) amounting to Kshs. 8.25 Billion for on-lending at affordable terms to MSMEs involved notably in climate-smart projects, sustainable agricultural practices and clean energy.

Partnered in the US$ 300 million IFC-led Africa Medical Equipment Facility and Philips (a leading health technology company) to support Africa’s health sector operators purchase essential medical equipment and strengthen their response to COVID-19 and other medical technology needs.

The Group secured a US$ 10 Million credit line in partnership with Eco.Business Fund to finance Sustainable Agriculture.

Corporate Social investment

Co-op Bank Foundation has provided Scholarships to gifted but needy students from all regions of Kenya.

The sponsorship includes; fully paid secondary education, full fees for University education, Internships and career openings for beneficiaries.

The foundation is fully funded by the bank and has so far supported 8,368 students since the inception of the program.

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