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Al Khaliji Reports H1, 2021 Net Profit of QAR 372 Million – 3% Growth Year on Year
 
• Net profit of QAR 372 million, an increase of 3% year on year
• Net Operating Income grew 13% year on year, ending at QAR 750 million
• Operating expenses of QAR 168.5 million, resulting in a cost/income ratio of 22.5%
• Loans and Deposits increased by 12% and 9% year on year respectively 
• The Capital Adequacy ratio stood at a healthy 20.3%
 
Doha, July 15, 2021: Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., announced its financial results for the half year ended June 30, 2021, reporting a Net Profit of QAR 372 million. This represents an increase of 3% over its financial results for the same period of last year.
 
His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Faisal Bin Thani Al Thani, Chairman and Managing Director stated:
 
“We are pleased to report a steady set of results for the first half of the year. These results demonstrate our continued focus and commitment to serving our customers and creating value for our shareholders.
 
We also continue to make progress in implementing the merger announced with Masraf Al Rayan on January 7, 2021. In this respect we have recently announced that Fahad Al Khalifa will be leading the merged entity as Group Chief Executive Officer. We will continue providing updates on significant developments and progress of the transaction.”
 
Commenting on the performance for the first half of 2021, Fahad Al Khalifa, al khaliji’s Group Chief Executive Officer said:
 
“I am proud of our positive set of results for the first half of 2021. The increase in profitability comes on the back of strong growth of 13% in Operating Income, and diligent management of operating expenses, resulting in a net profit of QAR 372 m. 
 
As the economy returns to normalcy and major economic sectors open up for business, we have still maintained a cautious approach to provisioning, further strengthening our coverage. With a strong capital base, good liquidity, provision coverage and efficient control of costs, we are well positioned to achieve our objectives for the year. 
 
 While focusing on running al khaliji, the teams and I are also devoting significant time ensuring progress in implementing the merger with Masraf Al Rayan. In this regard, an Integration Management Office (IMO) has been set-up, where teams from both banks with the support of a reputed International Consultant have made significant progress in planning for the implementation of the merger. The Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA) also approved the merger application filed with them. We also expect to hold the Extra Ordinary General Assemblies of shareholders at both banks within 2021 subject to prerequisite regulatory approvals, paving the way for completion of the merger. Our collective ambition is to deliver a best in class merged Islamic bank to our customers”.
 
Key highlights – H1, 2021 results: 
 

Income Statement - QAR million

H1 2021

H1 2020

Change

Revenue

750

664

13%

Expenses

168

174

-3%

Net Impairment Charges

201

122

64%

Net Profit

372

361

3%

Cost Income Ratio

22.5%

26.2%

-14%

Earnings Per Share (QAR)

0.10

0.10

3%

Rating

Fitch A / Stable

Moody’s A3 / Stable

 

 

Balance Sheet - QAR million

H1 2021

H1 2020

Change

Total Assets

57,304

54,129

6%

Net Loans & Advances

35,946

32,191

12%

Deposits

31,721

29,008

9%

Total Equity

7,695

6,999

10%

Non-Performing Loans (%)

1.67%

1.83%

-9%

NPL Coverage Ratio (%)

151%

139%

8%

Capital Adequacy Ratio (%)

20.3%

18.7%

4%

Posted by : Qatar and Doha City PR Network Editorial Team
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PR Category : Banking & Investments
Posted on : Thursday, July 15, 2021  5:21:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
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