Nabil Bank Limited (NABIL) has unveiled its comprehensive financial report for the initial quarter of the fiscal year 2080/81, offering valuable insights into the bank’s performance.
During this quarterly review, the bank reported a 6.51% reduction in its net profit. Net profit decreased from NPR 1.57 Arba in the first quarter of FY 2079/80 to NPR 1.46 Arba in the corresponding quarter of FY 2080/81.
Despite the decline in net profit, NABIL Bank showcased resilience and stability in various operational aspects. In the same quarter, the bank revealed a distributable profit of NPR 3.6 Arba after taking into account PL Appropriation and Regulatory Adjustments.
NABIL Bank witnessed positive growth in customer deposits, with a notable increase of 4.54%, reaching NPR 4.14 Kharba compared to the previous year. Additionally, loans and advances to customers experienced a 6.27% growth, reaching NPR 3.53 Kharba in comparison to the previous year. The core business income, represented by Net Interest Income, exhibited significant growth, surging by 13.51% to NPR 4.17 Arba compared to the corresponding quarter of the previous year. However, impairment charges increased by 11.90%.
NABIL’s financial foundation remains robust, with a paid-up capital of NPR 27.05 Arba, accompanied by reserves and surplus totaling NPR 28.39 Arba. Nevertheless, the Non-Performing Loan (NPL) ratio increased to 3.69%, necessitating ongoing attention.
Regarding per-share performance metrics, the bank reported an annualized earnings per share (EPS) of NPR 21.72, and the Net worth per share was NPR 218.27. Importantly, the company had a Price/Earnings (P/E) multiple of 26.34 times.
Nabil Bank Limited’s financial performance in the first quarter reveals a mixed scenario, with positive growth in core business income but a decline in net profit. The bank aims to address challenges associated with the increase in Non-Performing Loans while continuing to strengthen its financial reserves and customer-focused services.