Sri Lanka Equity Forum
Dear Reader,

Registration with the Sri Lanka Equity Forum would enable you to enjoy an array of other services such as Member Rankings, User Groups, Own Posts & Profile, Exclusive Research, Live Chat Box etc..

All information contained in this forum is subject to Disclaimer Notice published.


Thank You
Sri Lanka Equity Forum

Discussion Forum for Stock Market Investors in Sri Lanka

සිංහල පරිවර්තනය
Submit Post
Submit Post

Latest topics

» Daily Stock Market Update
by Insights Equity Today at 5:17 pm

» AAIC HAS BECOME THE BEST...NOW
by hasitha@CSE Today at 3:16 pm

» BFN EGM - FEB - BROKERS SAY FOR SURE PRICE WILL MOVE ABOVE 19-59 PRIVATE PLACEMNT PRICE SLOWELY SLOWELY
by NP Today at 2:34 pm

» CTCE CTCE CTCE CTCE
by roshan1039 Today at 1:57 pm

» Any news from AMF?
by ruwan326 Today at 11:13 am

» ##FUN TOONS###
by ruwan326 Today at 11:11 am

» BFN WHY PRIVATE PLACEMENT PRICE IS 19.80
by ruwan326 Today at 11:05 am

» PLAYERS PICK OF THE DAY
by ruwan326 Today at 9:48 am

» CSE THIS WEEK
by ruwan326 Today at 8:50 am

» Don’t care if the markets are going up, down or sideways. Find opportunities to make money.
by ruwan326 Today at 8:48 am

» SRI LANKA @ 2020
by ruwan326 Yesterday at 12:37 pm

» Questionnaire on share market investor behaviour..!
by gayani2018 Yesterday at 8:52 am

» අනං## මනං ##
by ruwan326 Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:10 pm

» Daily Foreign Transactions
by heshan1997 Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:50 pm

» CROSSINGS TODAY
by ruwan326 Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:04 pm

» FOREIGN NEWS
by ruwan326 Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:02 pm

» Performance of the Market
by ruwan326 Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:57 pm

» CSE net foreign inflows expected to rise as investors 'Look East'
by kalu351 Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:09 pm

» intra day trading
by thu dam Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:51 pm

» January dividend history (2010 to 2019)
by ruwan326 Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:24 am

» BFN කොටස් හිමීයන්ගේ අති විශේශ සභාව පෙරවාරි යේ ..
by kalu351 Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:45 am

» some banking sector valuations, looks under valued?
by arjunaupendra Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:07 am

» Chicken Run
by roshan1039 Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:24 am

» CTCE SHARE TO WATCH
by roshan1039 Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:33 am

» what are the shares to buy for short term ?
by roshan1039 Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:30 am

» Hayleys controlled Amaya, Carbotels set price of Hunas Falls stake at Rs. 696.35 Mn
by Miss-Sangeetha Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:35 pm

» JKH News & Reports
by ruwan326 Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:17 am

» We need a complete analysis on mid term direction of the CSE
by Yahapalanaya Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:16 pm

» How to Choose a Stock
by ruwan326 Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:35 pm

» HOTEL RUN FROM MONDAY
by roshan1039 Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:43 pm

You are not connected. Please login or register

Sri Lanka Equity Forum » Stock Market Talk » Banking sector profits seen losing steam ahead of 3Q earnings season

Banking sector profits seen losing steam ahead of 3Q earnings season

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

ruwan326

avatar
Senior Vice President - Equity Analytics
Senior Vice President - Equity Analytics
Banking sector profits seen losing steam ahead of 3Q earnings season-2018-10-16

The banking sector earnings, which once looked almost immune to economic cycles, have indicated some signs of weakness in recent times, as the sector is facing multiple headwinds, which are putting its resilience to test. 


The most recent data seen by Mirror Business signalled a possible decline in sector profits, which for over a year were plagued by a number of problems from higher credit costs to slowdown in demand for fresh loans.


The government has also slapped higher taxes on the banking sector, which is looked at as a cash cow to be milked every time the government coffers run dry. 


The data for the first eight months showed that although the interest income of the banking sector had increased by Rs.87.8 billion from the same period in 2017, the after tax profits had increased by only Rs.300 million. 


The banking sector reported after tax profits of Rs.86.9 billion in total during the first eight months in 2018, on an interest income of Rs.716.4 billion. 


In a note released on the banking sector performance in September, Fitch Ratings predicted a mild pressure on the performance during the rest of 2018 and possibly in 2019, due to the challenging operating conditions. 


Fitch Ratings is maintaining a ‘Negative’ outlook on the sector as the operating conditions continue to be difficult against a challenging macroeconomic backdrop, which is expected to pressure the banks’ performance in the short to medium term. Sri Lanka’s banking sector asset quality fell to a new low in August this year, as the reported gross non-performing loan (NPL) ratio rose to 3.6 percent, from 3.4 percent in July and 2.5 percent in 2017. 


However, the Central Bank believes the potential NPL ratio to be over 5.0 percent, as most banks are believed to have rescheduled the troubled loans to show a better picture. 


The rescheduled loans have increased by a staggering Rs.155 billion by end-August 2018, from Rs.93 billion a year ago, an increase of 66 percent. 


Higher credit costs or provisions for possible bad loans are also on the rise, denting the profits further. New taxes and higher tax rates have increased the banking sector effective tax rate to over 50 percent in most cases, making the industry the heaviest taxed in any country. 
As a result, the return on equity, the commonly watched investor ratio, which gauges the sector attractiveness, has declined by 310 basis points during the eight months, to 14.5 percent. 


This is also partly due to the new capital raised by the banks since 2017 to remain compliant with the full implementation of the BASEL III capital ratios coming into effect from January 1, 2019. 


Sri Lankan banks have raised Tier I capital of Rs.66 billion and Tier II capital of Rs.45 billion since 2017, ahead of the full implementation of BASEL III in 2019, Fitch Rating said. “This includes Rs.10 billion of equity by the large state-licensed commercial banks. Further capital raising is likely in 2018, although much of the shortfall was bridged in 2017,” the rating agency noted. 

Despite the weakness in earnings, the Sri Lankan banks remain relatively strong and well capitalized to withstand shocks after 
capital raisings. 


Banks will start filing their third quarter earnings from next week onwards. Analysts expect higher provisions and slowdown in new loans to decelerate earnings growth. 

http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Ba...n--156910.html

samaritan


Senior Vice President - Equity Analytics
Senior Vice President - Equity Analytics
There is nothing surprising. All sectors are bound to lose steam!

Yahapalanaya

avatar
Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
@ruwan326 wrote:Banking sector profits seen losing steam ahead of 3Q earnings season-2018-10-16

The banking sector earnings, which once looked almost immune to economic cycles, have indicated some signs of weakness in recent times, as the sector is facing multiple headwinds, which are putting its resilience to test. 


The most recent data seen by Mirror Business signalled a possible decline in sector profits, which for over a year were plagued by a number of problems from higher credit costs to slowdown in demand for fresh loans.


The government has also slapped higher taxes on the banking sector, which is looked at as a cash cow to be milked every time the government coffers run dry. 


The data for the first eight months showed that although the interest income of the banking sector had increased by Rs.87.8 billion from the same period in 2017, the after tax profits had increased by only Rs.300 million. 


The banking sector reported after tax profits of Rs.86.9 billion in total during the first eight months in 2018, on an interest income of Rs.716.4 billion. 


In a note released on the banking sector performance in September, Fitch Ratings predicted a mild pressure on the performance during the rest of 2018 and possibly in 2019, due to the challenging operating conditions. 


Fitch Ratings is maintaining a ‘Negative’ outlook on the sector as the operating conditions continue to be difficult against a challenging macroeconomic backdrop, which is expected to pressure the banks’ performance in the short to medium term. Sri Lanka’s banking sector asset quality fell to a new low in August this year, as the reported gross non-performing loan (NPL) ratio rose to 3.6 percent, from 3.4 percent in July and 2.5 percent in 2017. 


However, the Central Bank believes the potential NPL ratio to be over 5.0 percent, as most banks are believed to have rescheduled the troubled loans to show a better picture. 


The rescheduled loans have increased by a staggering Rs.155 billion by end-August 2018, from Rs.93 billion a year ago, an increase of 66 percent. 


Higher credit costs or provisions for possible bad loans are also on the rise, denting the profits further. New taxes and higher tax rates have increased the banking sector effective tax rate to over 50 percent in most cases, making the industry the heaviest taxed in any country. 
As a result, the return on equity, the commonly watched investor ratio, which gauges the sector attractiveness, has declined by 310 basis points during the eight months, to 14.5 percent. 


This is also partly due to the new capital raised by the banks since 2017 to remain compliant with the full implementation of the BASEL III capital ratios coming into effect from January 1, 2019. 


Sri Lankan banks have raised Tier I capital of Rs.66 billion and Tier II capital of Rs.45 billion since 2017, ahead of the full implementation of BASEL III in 2019, Fitch Rating said. “This includes Rs.10 billion of equity by the large state-licensed commercial banks. Further capital raising is likely in 2018, although much of the shortfall was bridged in 2017,” the rating agency noted. 

Despite the weakness in earnings, the Sri Lankan banks remain relatively strong and well capitalized to withstand shocks after 
capital raisings. 


Banks will start filing their third quarter earnings from next week onwards. Analysts expect higher provisions and slowdown in new loans to decelerate earnings growth. 

http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Ba...n--156910.html
Let's see CDB,SAMP results in coming weeks.

soileconomy

avatar
Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
@Yahapalanaya wrote:
@ruwan326 wrote:Banking sector profits seen losing steam ahead of 3Q earnings season-2018-10-16

The banking sector earnings, which once looked almost immune to economic cycles, have indicated some signs of weakness in recent times, as the sector is facing multiple headwinds, which are putting its resilience to test. 


The most recent data seen by Mirror Business signalled a possible decline in sector profits, which for over a year were plagued by a number of problems from higher credit costs to slowdown in demand for fresh loans.


The government has also slapped higher taxes on the banking sector, which is looked at as a cash cow to be milked every time the government coffers run dry. 


The data for the first eight months showed that although the interest income of the banking sector had increased by Rs.87.8 billion from the same period in 2017, the after tax profits had increased by only Rs.300 million. 


The banking sector reported after tax profits of Rs.86.9 billion in total during the first eight months in 2018, on an interest income of Rs.716.4 billion. 


In a note released on the banking sector performance in September, Fitch Ratings predicted a mild pressure on the performance during the rest of 2018 and possibly in 2019, due to the challenging operating conditions. 


Fitch Ratings is maintaining a ‘Negative’ outlook on the sector as the operating conditions continue to be difficult against a challenging macroeconomic backdrop, which is expected to pressure the banks’ performance in the short to medium term. Sri Lanka’s banking sector asset quality fell to a new low in August this year, as the reported gross non-performing loan (NPL) ratio rose to 3.6 percent, from 3.4 percent in July and 2.5 percent in 2017. 


However, the Central Bank believes the potential NPL ratio to be over 5.0 percent, as most banks are believed to have rescheduled the troubled loans to show a better picture. 


The rescheduled loans have increased by a staggering Rs.155 billion by end-August 2018, from Rs.93 billion a year ago, an increase of 66 percent. 


Higher credit costs or provisions for possible bad loans are also on the rise, denting the profits further. New taxes and higher tax rates have increased the banking sector effective tax rate to over 50 percent in most cases, making the industry the heaviest taxed in any country. 
As a result, the return on equity, the commonly watched investor ratio, which gauges the sector attractiveness, has declined by 310 basis points during the eight months, to 14.5 percent. 


This is also partly due to the new capital raised by the banks since 2017 to remain compliant with the full implementation of the BASEL III capital ratios coming into effect from January 1, 2019. 


Sri Lankan banks have raised Tier I capital of Rs.66 billion and Tier II capital of Rs.45 billion since 2017, ahead of the full implementation of BASEL III in 2019, Fitch Rating said. “This includes Rs.10 billion of equity by the large state-licensed commercial banks. Further capital raising is likely in 2018, although much of the shortfall was bridged in 2017,” the rating agency noted. 

Despite the weakness in earnings, the Sri Lankan banks remain relatively strong and well capitalized to withstand shocks after 
capital raisings. 


Banks will start filing their third quarter earnings from next week onwards. Analysts expect higher provisions and slowdown in new loans to decelerate earnings growth. 

http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Ba...n--156910.html
Let's see CDB,SAMP results in coming weeks.
Banking sector represent two banks....???

Yahapalanaya

avatar
Vice President - Equity Analytics
Vice President - Equity Analytics
@soileconomy wrote:
@Yahapalanaya wrote:
@ruwan326 wrote:Banking sector profits seen losing steam ahead of 3Q earnings season-2018-10-16

The banking sector earnings, which once looked almost immune to economic cycles, have indicated some signs of weakness in recent times, as the sector is facing multiple headwinds, which are putting its resilience to test. 


The most recent data seen by Mirror Business signalled a possible decline in sector profits, which for over a year were plagued by a number of problems from higher credit costs to slowdown in demand for fresh loans.


The government has also slapped higher taxes on the banking sector, which is looked at as a cash cow to be milked every time the government coffers run dry. 


The data for the first eight months showed that although the interest income of the banking sector had increased by Rs.87.8 billion from the same period in 2017, the after tax profits had increased by only Rs.300 million. 


The banking sector reported after tax profits of Rs.86.9 billion in total during the first eight months in 2018, on an interest income of Rs.716.4 billion. 


In a note released on the banking sector performance in September, Fitch Ratings predicted a mild pressure on the performance during the rest of 2018 and possibly in 2019, due to the challenging operating conditions. 


Fitch Ratings is maintaining a ‘Negative’ outlook on the sector as the operating conditions continue to be difficult against a challenging macroeconomic backdrop, which is expected to pressure the banks’ performance in the short to medium term. Sri Lanka’s banking sector asset quality fell to a new low in August this year, as the reported gross non-performing loan (NPL) ratio rose to 3.6 percent, from 3.4 percent in July and 2.5 percent in 2017. 


However, the Central Bank believes the potential NPL ratio to be over 5.0 percent, as most banks are believed to have rescheduled the troubled loans to show a better picture. 


The rescheduled loans have increased by a staggering Rs.155 billion by end-August 2018, from Rs.93 billion a year ago, an increase of 66 percent. 


Higher credit costs or provisions for possible bad loans are also on the rise, denting the profits further. New taxes and higher tax rates have increased the banking sector effective tax rate to over 50 percent in most cases, making the industry the heaviest taxed in any country. 
As a result, the return on equity, the commonly watched investor ratio, which gauges the sector attractiveness, has declined by 310 basis points during the eight months, to 14.5 percent. 


This is also partly due to the new capital raised by the banks since 2017 to remain compliant with the full implementation of the BASEL III capital ratios coming into effect from January 1, 2019. 


Sri Lankan banks have raised Tier I capital of Rs.66 billion and Tier II capital of Rs.45 billion since 2017, ahead of the full implementation of BASEL III in 2019, Fitch Rating said. “This includes Rs.10 billion of equity by the large state-licensed commercial banks. Further capital raising is likely in 2018, although much of the shortfall was bridged in 2017,” the rating agency noted. 

Despite the weakness in earnings, the Sri Lankan banks remain relatively strong and well capitalized to withstand shocks after 
capital raisings. 


Banks will start filing their third quarter earnings from next week onwards. Analysts expect higher provisions and slowdown in new loans to decelerate earnings growth. 

http://www.dailymirror.lk/article/Ba...n--156910.html
Let's see CDB,SAMP results in coming weeks.
Banking sector represent two banks....???
You should have some brain to be in stock market.Every sector has good stocks and bad stocks. lol! lol! lol!

TuTanKaman


Manager - Equity Analytics
Manager - Equity Analytics
Fundamentally banking sector is weak. Economy slowdown is affecting very badly on NPAs. Most banks these days hide their NPAs under carpet. They have huge pressure to raise capital by 2020. Effective tax rate with medamulana tax is about 50%. Slfrs 9 on provisioning will see 40% increase in provisions this year. Be careful b4 invest

Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum