Techcombank posts 61 per cent pre-tax profit hike

Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 14:00

Transactions at Techcombank in Ha Noi. — VNS Photo

The Viet Nam Technological and Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Techcombank)’s pre-tax profits hit VND7.77 trillion (US$332.9 million) in the first nine months of the year, posting 61 per cent increase over the same period last year.

Its pre-tax profit growth far exceeded total operating income (TOI) growth as a result of the bank’s efforts to clear its Viet Nam Asset Management Company (VAMC) balance.

Techcombank on Wednesday announced its business results, continuing to showcase its ability to deliver sustainable growth and best-in-class business performance not only in Viet Nam but also in the region.

Its TOI in the first nine months of 2018 was nearly VND13.3 trillion, an increase of 25 per cent from the same period last year.

In addition, the bank continued to diversify its revenue base in line with its strategic direction. Its share of income from credit activities declined from 53 per cent to 48 per cent.

The balance sheet structure is also transforming in line with the bank’s strategic direction. As of the end of September, Techcombank’s ratio of short-term funding to medium- and long-term lending dropped as low as 34.17 per cent, adhering to the State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV)’s plan to reduce this ratio to 40 per cent by January 2019. This will safeguard the bank’s ability to serve customers before the end of the year without facing mid-to long-term constraints by the SBV.

Techcombank’s Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) at the end of September 2018 was 14.33 per cent, 2.31 per cent higher than the same period last year thanks to equity growing faster than risk-weighted assets. This reflects the bank’s prudent approach in managing credit growth and following the SBV’s guidance. — VNS


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