Posted on July 16, 2015

Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) Q.S.C., announced its financial results for the first six months of 2015, reporting a Net Profit of QAR 302.4 million. This represents an increase of 17% over its financial results for the same period of last year. Al Khaliji France S.A.’s net profit was QAR 40.1 million by end of June 2015, up 3% from the same period in 2014 and representing 13% of the group’s net profit.

al khaliji Bank Chairman and Managing Director His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Faisal Bin Thani Al Thani said, following the review and approval, by the Board of Directors, of the Bank’s consolidated financial results for the first half ended 30 June 2015. "al khaliji continues to achieve growth and strengthen its position in the Qatari market. In line with the Qatar National Vision 2030, we will continue to adapt to the economic situation and look for opportunities to support business growth, provide excellent service, meet the needs of the public and private sector, and achieve returns for our shareholders and safeguard their interests”.

Fahad Al Khalifa, al khaliji 2 [qatarisbooming.com].JPGCommenting on the strong financial performance, Fahad Al Khalifa, al khaliji’s Group Chief Executive Officer said: “I am pleased to see that al khaliji achieved a strong overall performance, with net profit of QAR 302m in the first half, reflecting solid growth across all businesses, improved diversification in its source of funding and effective cost discipline. Going forward we will continue to increase our market share, through selective growth in our loan book, and to gain wallet share among our target clients. We are well positioned to achieve our corporate objectives in Qatar, and our overseas subsidiaries, and are on track to hit our financial targets for the year “

Income Statement highlights

Net Profit for the first half of this year is QAR 302.4 million compared to QAR 258.8 million for the same period in 2014. Net interest income increased by 24%, to QAR 453 million by end of June 2015. Net fee and commission income reached QAR95.9million, up 17% compared to QAR 82.3 million by the end of June  2014. Earnings per share increased to QAR 0.84in the first half of 2015 from QAR 0.72 in the first half of 2014.

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Total assets reached QAR 56.3 billion in the first six months of 2015,up 16% from H1 2014 and up 10% year to date. Al khaliji France S.A.’s represented 10% of the group’s total assets. Loans and advances grew 25% on the same period of last year and 11% higher than the fourth quarter of 2014 to reach QAR 29.7 billion by end of June 2015. Deposits stood at QAR 29.7 billion, up 17% compared to the first six months of 2014 and up 8% from the fourth quarter of 2014.

Capitalization

The bank’s capital adequacy ratio in H1 2015was15.1% as per Basel III.

Provisioning

Non-performing loans stood at QAR 238.2 million at the end of June 2015, lower than QAR 366.3 million at the end of December 2014. The NPL ratio dropped to0.8% in H1 2015, down 33% from the previous quarter.

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