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Bank of Georgia Group PLC
22 November 2018
 

 

 

 

 

Bank of Georgia

Group PLC

Third quarter and first nine months 2018 results

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Name of authorised official of issuer responsible for making notification:

Natia Kalandarishvili, Head of Investor Relations and Funding

 

 

www.bankofgeorgiagroup.com

About Bank of Georgia Group PLC

The Group: Bank of Georgia Group PLC ("Bank of Georgia Group" or the "Group" - LSE: BGEO LN) is a UK incorporated holding company, the new parent company of BGEO Group PLC. The Group combined a Banking Business and an Investment Business prior to the Group demerger on 29 May 2018, which resulted in the Investment Business's separation from the Group effective from 29 May 2018.

 

The Group comprises: a) retail banking and payment services, b) corporate investment banking and wealth management operations, and c) banking operations in Belarus ("BNB"). JSC Bank of Georgia ("Bank of Georgia", "BOG" or the "Bank"), the leading universal bank in Georgia, is the core entity of the Group. The Group targets to benefit from superior growth of the Georgian economy through both its retail banking and corporate investment banking services and aims to deliver on its strategy, which is based on at least 20% ROAE and 15%-20% growth of its loan book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

 

This announcement contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements concerning expectations, projections, objectives, targets, goals, strategies, future events, future revenues or performance, capital expenditures, financing needs, plans or intentions relating to acquisitions, competitive strengths and weaknesses, plans or goals relating to financial position and future operations and development. Although Bank of Georgia Group PLC believes that the expectations and opinions reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, no assurance can be given that such expectations and opinions will prove to have been correct. By their nature, these forward-looking statements are subject to a number of known and unknown risks, uncertainties and contingencies, and actual results and events could differ materially from those currently being anticipated as reflected in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in forward-looking statements, certain of which are beyond our control, include, among other things: currency fluctuations, including depreciation of the Georgian Lari, and macroeconomic risk; regional tensions and instability; loan portfolio quality; regulatory risk; liquidity risk; operational risk, cyber security, information systems and financial crime risk; and other key factors that indicated could adversely affect our business and financial performance, which are contained elsewhere in this document and in our past and future filings and reports of the Group, including the 'Principal Risks and Uncertainties' included in Bank of Georgia Group PLC 2Q18 and 1H18 results announcement and in BGEO Group PLC's Annual Report and Accounts 2017. No part of this document constitutes, or shall be taken to constitute, an invitation or inducement to invest in Bank of Georgia Group PLC or any other entity within the Group, and must not be relied upon in any way in connection with any investment decision. Bank of Georgia Group PLC and other entities within the Group undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except to the extent legally required. Nothing in this document should be construed as a profit forecast.



 

CONTENT

 

 

4

3Q18 and 9M18 Results Highlights



6

Chief Executive Officer's Statement



8

Financial Summary



10

Discussion of Results



14

Discussion of Segment Results

14

Retail Banking

18

Corporate Investment Banking



21

Selected Financial and Operating Information



26

Annex



27

3Q18 and 9M18 Results Conference Call Details



28

Company Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Bank of Georgia Group PLC announces the Group's third quarter 2018 and first nine months 2018 consolidated results. Unless otherwise noted, numbers are for 3Q18 and comparisons are with 3Q17. The results are based on International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") as adopted by the European Union, are unaudited and derived from management accounts.

On 29 May 2018, the demerger of Bank of Georgia Group PLC's Investment Business to Georgia Capital PLC became effective. The results of operations of the Investment Business prior to demerger, as well as the gain recorded by the Group as a result of the Investment Business distribution are classified under the "discontinued operations" line as a single amount in the consolidated income statement. In line with IFRS, comparative periods have been accordingly restated to reflect the reclassification of the Investment Business from "continuing operations" into "discontinued operations"

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Continued outstanding profitability and solid balance sheet growth momentum

GEL thousands, except per share information

3Q18

3Q17

Change

y-o-y

2Q18

Change

q-o-q


9M18

9M17

Change

y-o-y

Banking Business










Revenue

266,605

223,196

19.4%

252,460

5.6%


755,457

649,023

16.4%

Cost of credit risk

52,736

36,833

43.2%

39,670

32.9%


130,549

124,869

4.5%

Profit before non-recurring items and income tax

117,058

101,155

15.7%

120,021

-2.5%


348,269

282,016

23.5%

Basic earnings per share1

2.18

2.49

-12.4%

2.31

-5.6%


7.07

6.73

5.1%

Loans to customers and finance lease receivables2

8,724,825

6,951,493

25.5%3

8,078,132

8.0%3


8,724,825

6,951,493

25.5%3

Client deposits and notes

7,932,536

6,549,904

21.1%4

7,174,234

10.6%4


7,932,536

6,549,904

21.1%4











ROAE1

25.8%

25.1%


25.2%



25.7%

24.3%


Net interest margin

6.4%

7.3%


6.9%



6.8%

7.3%


Loan yields

13.5%

14.3%


14.0%



13.8%

14.2%


Cost of funds

5.0%

4.8%


5.0%



5.0%

4.7%


Cost / Income

36.4%

38.2%


36.9%



36.8%

37.5%


Cost of risk

2.2%

2.0%


1.7%



2.0%

2.2%


Leverage (times equity)

7.7

6.9


7.1



7.7

6.9


NBG (Basel III) Tier I Capital Adequacy Ratio

11.0%

n/a


12.5%



11.0%

n/a


Georgian economy remains resilient to external developments

GDP growth reached 4.9% in 9M18 supported by an increase in goods exports, tourism arrivals, and remittances. Banking sector credit expansion also supported economic activity, while deposit and loan dollarisation continued to decline. Annual inflation fell to 2.7% in September 2018 and is expected to remain close to the National Bank of Georgia's 3.0% target for the full year. The NBG has been accumulating foreign currency reserves throughout the year with the level reaching US$ 3.2 billion, a record high, at the end of September 2018. Georgia improved its ranking to 6th globally in the World Bank's 2019 Doing Business report, reflecting continued emphasis on regulatory improvements. Exchange rate flexibility and prudent macroeconomic policies continue to serve the economy well, demonstrating resilience towards negative shocks coming from the recent depreciation of the Turkish Lira, and volatility on regional financial markets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 2Q18 and 9M18 results adjusted for GEL 30.3mln demerger related costs, GEL 8.0mln demerger related corporate income tax gain, and GEL 30.3mln one-off impact of re-measurement of deferred tax balances (see details on page 12)

2 The Group completed its IFRS 9 implementation programme and adopted 'IFRS 9, Financial Instruments' standard from 1 January 2018. As allowed by IFRS 9, the Group did not restate prior-period data, therefore, comparatives are presented on an IAS 39 basis. In addition, throughout this Announcement, the gross loans to customers and respective allowance for impairment are presented net-of expected credit loss (ECL) on contractually accrued interest income. These do not have an effect on the net loans to customers balance. Management believes that netted-off balances provide the best representation of the Group's loan portfolio position

3 As of 30 September 2018, loans and finance lease receivables grew on a constant currency basis by 21.5% y-o-y and 3.9% q-o-q

4 As of 30 September 2018, client deposits and notes increased on a constant currency basis by 16.9% y-o-y and 6.0% q-o-q

RESULTS HIGHLIGHTS

§ Strong quarterly performance. Profit before non-recurring items and income tax totalled GEL 117.1mln in 3Q18 (up 15.7% y-o-y and down 2.5% q-o-q) and GEL 348.3mln during the first nine months of 2018 (up 23.5% y-o-y), while profitability remained high with 25.8% ROAE5 in 3Q18 (up 70bps y-o-y and up 60bps q-o-q) and 25.7% in 9M18 (up 140bps y-o-y)

§ Solid Asset quality. NPLs to gross loans ratio was 3.0% at 30 September 2018 (4.1% at 30 September 2017 and 3.0% at 30 June 2018). NPL coverage ratio stood at 102.9% at 30 September 2018 (110.5% at 30 June 2018), while the NPL coverage ratio adjusted for discounted value of collateral stood at 141.4% at 30 September 2018 (147.2% at 30 June 2018). At the same time, the cost of risk ratio was 2.2% in 3Q18, 2.0% adjusted for currency devaluation impact (2.0% in 3Q17 and 1.7% in 2Q18) and 2.0% in 9M18 y-o-y (down from 2.2% in 9M17)

§ The loan book growth reached 25.5% y-o-y and 8.0% q-o-q at 30 September 2018. Growth on a constant-currency basis was 21.5% y-o-y and 3.9% q-o-q. Retail Banking loan book share in the total loan portfolio was 69.6% at 30 September 2018 (68.4% at 30 September 2017 and 70.1% at 30 June 2018)

§ Retail Banking ("RB") continued to deliver solid growth across its business lines. Retail Banking revenue reached GEL 183.6mln in 3Q18, up 17.9% y-o-y and up 2.5% q-o-q, with the first nine months 2018 revenue totaling GEL 533.5mln, up 21.6% y-o-y. The Retail Banking net loan book reached GEL 5,787.1mln at 30 September 2018, up 27.4% y-o-y and up 7.5% q-o-q. The growth on a constant-currency basis was 24.1% y-o-y and 4.2% q-o-q and was predominantly driven by mortgage lending as a result of the Bank's concentrated effort to grow this business following the recent and upcoming regulatory changes. The number of Retail Banking clients reached 2.4mln at the end of 3Q18, up 6.8% from 2.3mln at the end of 3Q17 and up 1.1% from 2Q18

§ Retail Banking client deposits increased to GEL 4,030.0mln at 30 September 2018, up 40.4% y-o-y and up 15.8% q-o-q. Growth on a constant-currency basis was 35.1% y-o-y and 10.6% q-o-q

§ Corporate Investment Banking ("CIB") continued further growth in 9M18 after delivering on its risk de-concentration and loan portfolio repositioning targets in 2017. CIB's net loan book reached GEL 2,478.9mln at 30 September 2018, up 24.3% y-o-y and up 10.1% q-o-q. The growth on a constant-currency basis was 19.0% y-o-y and 4.5% q-o-q. The top 10 CIB client concentration was 9.9% at the end of 3Q18 (10.4% at 30 September 2017 and 10.2% at 30 June 2018)

§ Investment Management's Assets Under Management ("AUM") increased to GEL 2,180.1mln in 3Q18, up 19.9% y-o-y and up 9.3% q-o-q, reflecting increase in client assets and bond issuance  at Galt & Taggart, our brokerage subsidiary

§ De-dollarisation of the loan book and clients deposits. Loan book in local currency accounted for 39.3% of the total book at 30 September 2018, compared to 38.7% a year ago and 41.7% in the previous quarter. The dollarisation  of our loan book has been decreasing since last year as the demand for local currency denominated loans was stronger than the demand for foreign currency denominated loans, supported by the Government's de-dollarisation initiatives implemented at the beginning of last year and our goal to increase the share of local currency loans in our portfolio. However, on the back of the tighter regulation for unsecured consumer lending and as a result of the devaluation of the local currency during 3Q18, dollarisation level of the loan book increased q-o-q. At the same time, client deposits in local currency represented 34.4% of the total deposit portfolio at 30 September 2018, compared to 31.2% at 30 September 2017 and 37.9% at 30 June 2018

§ Digitalisation. We actively continue further development of our digital channels by introducing new features to both our mobile banking application and our internet bank on a quarterly basis. At the same time, we are introducing dedicated digital spaces in our branches to increase client penetration and incentivise offloading to digital channels. As a result, the number of active mobile and internet banking users in 3Q18 reached 494,315 (up 4.6% q-o-q). Both the number and volume of transactions through our mobile and internet banking continued to expand at 18.3% and 24.3% q-o-q, respectively. c.78% of total daily banking transactions were executed through digital channels in 3Q18

§ Bank of Georgia continued to attract local currency funding to further support the increased demand for local currency lending and the de-dollarisation of its loan book. In July 2018, the Bank raised GEL 160mln local currency financing with a maturity of five years from Nederlandse Financierings - Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. (FMO)

 

 

5 2Q18 and 9M18 ROAE adjusted for GEL 30.3mln demerger related costs, GEL 8.0mln demerger related corporate income tax gain, and GEL 30.3mln one-off impact of re-measurement of deferred tax balances

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER'S STATEMENT

 

 

The Group has delivered another quarter of strong balance sheet expansion and superior profitability, with good franchise growth and returns in both the retail and corporate investment banking businesses, despite an impact on the business from the Georgian Lari's 6.7% depreciation against the US Dollar during the third quarter.

In the third quarter, the Banking Business delivered revenue of GEL 266.6 million, up 19.4% year-on-year, and profit from continuing operations of GEL 104.5 million, an increase of 13.7%. Profit before non-recurring items and income tax totaled GEL 117.1 million, a 15.7% increase year-on-year. In the first nine months of 2018, revenues totaled GEL 755.5 million, an increase of 16.4% and profit before non-recurring items and income tax increased by 23.5% to GEL 348.3 million. The Return on Average Equity continues to improve, and in the third quarter increased to 25.8%, from an adjusted ROAE of 25.2% in the previous quarter.

From a macroeconomic perspective, Georgia delivered a strong real GDP growth, estimated at 4.9% during the first nine months of 2018, with inflation well contained at 2.7% in September 2018. Inflation is expected to remain close to the National Bank of Georgia's target of 3.0% for the year. The Government's prudent macroeconomic policies continue to serve the country well, and the economy has remained resilient to the recent depreciation of the Turkish Lira and volatility in regional financial markets. Foreign Direct Investment continues to flow into a wide variety of sectors, and tourist numbers - the most significant driver of US$ inflows for the country - continue to rise strongly, with tourism revenues totaling $2.6 billion in the first nine months of the year. The National Bank of Georgia has continued to buy US dollars. During the first nine months of 2018, NBG bought approximately $113 million, leading to Georgia's US dollar reserves improving to a record level of $3.2 billion at the end of September 2018.

Bank of Georgia delivered another strong quarter. Strong franchise growth in Retail Banking was the driver of third quarter year-on-year revenue growth of 17.9%, supported by customer lending growth of 27.4% year-on-year, and 7.5% quarter-on-quarter. On a constant currency basis, customer lending growth was still strong at 24.1% year-on-year, and 4.2% quarter-on-quarter. The Retail Bank's clear focus over the last few months has been on growing the mortgage and SME portfolios more rapidly than the unsecured consumer lending portfolios, and loan originations in these portfolios have been particularly strong. In the third quarter of 2018, the mortgage and SME portfolios grew by 16.6% and 10.8%, respectively. This is a robust performance that has resulted from targeted and capital efficient lending campaigns. 

The Retail Banking client base continues to grow strongly reflecting the success of the Bank's digital penetration growth and the increased use of more cost effective remote channels. As a result, the Retail Bank now has more than 2.4 million customers, an increase of nearly 7% over the last twelve months. Our fully transformed, user-friendly, multi-feature mobile banking application, mBank, has now had nearly half-a million downloads in less than 16 months, and performed almost 14 million online transactions over the same period. In addition, we have now comfortably exceeded our targeted 40,000 Solo clients by the end of 2018, with over 41,700 clients already benefiting from Solo's concierge-style banking proposition.

We have made strong progress in Corporate Investment Banking business, and lending growth is now more balanced between retail and corporate banking. Customer lending in CIB grew 24.3% year-on-year, and 10.1% quarter-on-quarter. On a constant currency basis, these growth rates were 19.0% and 4.5% respectively. In addition, we have also made further progress in reducing concentration risk in CIB, and have reduced the concentration of our top 10 corporate borrowers to only 9.9% of our lending portfolio. This lending growth in CIB has also supported much improved net fee and commission income which, during the first nine months of 2018, increased by 17.1%, and has supported a 21.4% growth in profit before non-recurring items and income tax in CIB.

Whilst individual product loan yields have continued to remain stable, our increasing focus on lending in the mortgage segment and to finer margin corporate and SME clients, has led to a negative mix effect on the net interest margin, which was reduced by 50 basis points quarter on quarter to 6.4%. This shift in product mix, which we expect to continue, improves our asset quality metrics and, particularly in the case of the mortgage portfolio, reduces the risk-asset and capital intensity of our lending growth, which has enabled us to continue to improve the Bank's return on equity and superior profitability profile. Costs remain well controlled, and the Banking Business delivered positive operating leverage whilst continuing to invest in our strong customer franchise. The Bank has recently introduced a "lean" project, which has already started to improve back office procedures, and introduce end-to-end process optimisation in the mortgage business. Over the last twelve months, the cost/income ratio has improved from 38.2% to 36.4% in the third quarter of 2018, and we expect the lean project to ensure further positive operating leverage is achieved, leading to ongoing improvements in the cost/income ratio. The Return on Average Equity also improved and stood at 25.8% and 25.7% in the third quarter and the first nine months of the year, respectively, compared to 24.3% in the first nine months of 2017.

The annualised cost of risk ratio in the third quarter was 2.2%, slightly higher than our medium term cost of risk expectations as a result of the impact of the depreciation of the Georgian Lari against the US Dollar in the quarter, which increased the quarterly cost of risk by 20 basis points. Overall asset quality remains very good, and the NPLs to gross loans ratio was flat at 3.0% during the quarter, and 110 basis points lower than a year ago. Coverage ratios remain robust, and we expect asset quality and credit metrics to remain strong over the medium-term, particularly as our product mix shifts more towards higher quality lending portfolios such as the mortgages.

The Group's capital and funding position remains strong, with capital being held both in the regulated Banking Business and at the holding company level. Within the Bank, the NBG (Basel III) Capital Adequacy ratio was 15.9%, and the Tier 1 Capital Adequacy ratio was 11.0%, a reduction quarter-on-quarter reflecting the payment of the annual dividend to shareholders during the quarter. We continue to generate high levels of internal capital as a result of both the Bank's high return on average equity, and the improved risk asset intensity of our lending growth.

Over the last few months, the National Bank of Georgia has been working with banking sector participants to create a greater focus on dedollarisaion as well as lending to corporate and SME clients, and in the mortgage sector as opposed to the unsecured consumer sector. Within this policy, there are two regulatory initiatives expected to be implemented early next year: the NBG's Retail Lending Guidelines include updated caps on payment-to-income (PTI) and loan-to-value (LTV) ratios and an increase in the GEL 100,000 limit, to GEL 200,000, below which lending must be issued to individuals in GEL. 

During November 2018, the Bank entered into a preliminary agreement with Cartu International Charity Fund to sell a part of the Bank's overdue loan portfolio to the Fund. The transaction includes a portfolio of approximately GEL 200mln of a small-size (up to GEL 2,000 balance) unsecured retail loans, which fell overdue prior to 1 January 2018. The majority of these loans have already been fully provided and written off from the Bank's balance sheet. The transaction is a part of the country-wide, Cartu Fund-led debt relief initiative, facilitated by the government with the participation of all major financial institutions. We expect the agreement to be finalised by the end of this year and to have no material impact on our financials.

As a result of the recent policy changes, we anticipate growth rates in the unsecured consumer sector will moderate, although we continue to expect to deliver solid growth in mortgages and SME lending, as we demonstrated in the third quarter. Overall, with the strong rates of growth already delivered this year, we now expect customer lending growth for the 2018 full year to be comfortably within our 15-20% growth target, with lending growth expectations over the next few years to be closer to 15%.

Our overriding priority is our focus on profitability, and we are continuing to deliver a return on equity comfortably ahead of our targeted "at least 20%" ROAE. I expect further de-dollarisation of our lending book and strong growth in more capital efficient mortgage lending to continue to enable us to deliver superior returns within the Georgian banking sector, which will be supported over the next few years by many of the Government's economic growth initiatives. Our clear objective is to maintain our successful approach to strong, capital efficient, lending growth and superior profitability.

 

 

Kaha Kiknavelidze,

CEO, Bank of Georgia Group PLC

22 November 2018


FINANCIAL SUMMARY

 

 

INCOME STATEMENT (QUARTERLY)

Bank of Georgia Group Consolidated


Banking Business6


Discontinued Operations6

GEL thousands unless otherwise noted 

3Q18

3Q17

Change

y-o-y

2Q18

Change

q-o-q


3Q18

3Q17

Change

y-o-y

2Q18

Change

q-o-q


3Q18

3Q17

Change

y-o-y

2Q18

Change

q-o-q



















Net interest income 

184,831

168,603

9.6%

187,488

-1.4%


184,831

167,788

10.2%

186,330

-0.8%


-

-

-

-

-

Net fee and commission income 

39,481

32,754

20.5%

37,652

4.9%


39,481

33,141

19.1%

37,847

4.3%


-

-

-

-

-

Net foreign currency gain

34,856

20,436

70.6%

25,004

39.4%


34,856

19,614

77.7%

24,577

41.8%


-

-

-

-

-

Net other income

7,437

2,377

NMF

3,380

120.0%


7,437

2,653

NMF

3,706

100.7%


-

-

-

-

-

Revenue 

266,605

224,170

18.9%

253,524

5.2%


266,605

223,196

19.4%

252,460

5.6%


-

-

-

-

-

Operating expenses 

(97,137)

(84,257)

15.3%

(92,580)

4.9%


(97,137)

(85,355)

13.8%

(93,145)

4.3%


-

-

-

-

-

Profit from associates

326

147

121.8%

376

-13.3%


326

147

121.8%

376

-13.3%


-

-

-

-

-

Operating income before cost of credit risk 

169,794

140,060

21.2%

161,320

5.3%


169,794

137,988

23.0%

159,691

6.3%


-

-

-

-

-

Cost of credit risk 

(52,736)

(36,833)

43.2%

(39,670)

32.9%


(52,736)

(36,833)

43.2%

(39,670)

32.9%


-

-

-

-

-

Profit before non-recurring items and income tax

117,058

103,227

13.4%

121,650

-3.8%


117,058

101,155

15.7%

120,021

-2.5%


-

-

-

-

-

Net non-recurring items

(3,747)

(1,376)

NMF

(43,875)

-91.5%


(3,747)

(1,376)

NMF

(44,047)

-91.5%


-

-

-

-

-

Profit before income tax expense

113,311

101,851

11.3%

77,775

45.7%


113,311

99,779

13.6%

75,974

49.1%


-

-

-

-

-

Income tax expense

(8,763)

(7,850)

11.6%

(27,507)

-68.1%


(8,763)

(7,850)

11.6%

(27,507)

-68.1%


-

-

-

-

-

Profit from continuing operations

104,548

94,001

11.2%

50,268

108.0%


104,548

91,929

13.7%

48,467

115.7%


-

-

-

-

-

Profit from discontinued operations

-

18,838

NMF

78,961

NMF


-

-

-

-

-


-

20,910

NMF

80,762

NMF

Profit

104,548

112,839

-7.3%

129,229

-19.1%


104,548

91,929

13.7%

48,467

115.7%


-

20,910

NMF

80,762

NMF

Earnings per share (basic)

2.18

2.82

-22.7%

2.77

-21.3%


2.18

2.49

-12.4%

1.13

92.9%







Earnings per share (diluted)

2.18

2.70

-19.3%

2.74

-20.4%


2.18

2.38

-8.4%

1.12

94.6%







Earnings per share (basic) adjusted7







2.18

2.49

-12.4%

2.31

-5.6%







Earnings per share (diluted) adjusted7







2.18

2.38

-8.4%

2.29

-4.8%







 

 

 

 

INCOME STATEMENT (NINE MONTHS)

Bank of Georgia Group Consolidated


Banking Business6


Discontinued Operations6

GEL thousands unless otherwise noted 

9M18

9M17

Change

y-o-y


9M18

9M17

Change

y-o-y


9M18

9M17

Change

y-o-y













Net interest income 

553,433

489,037

13.2%


551,284

488,976

12.7%


-

-

-

Net fee and commission income 

111,318

93,567

19.0%


111,838

94,736

18.1%


-

-

-

Net foreign currency gain

74,773

50,967

46.7%


75,448

58,596

28.8%


-

-

-

Net other income

16,334

5,937

NMF


16,887

6,715

151.5%


-

-

-

Revenue 

755,858

639,508

18.2%


755,457

649,023

16.4%


-

-

-

Operating expenses 

(275,995)

(240,185)

14.9%


(277,660)

(243,193)

14.2%


-

-

-

Profit from associates

1,021

1,055

-3.2%


1,021

1,055

-3.2%


-

-

-

Operating income before cost of credit risk 

480,884

400,378

20.1%


478,818

406,885

17.7%


-

-

-

Cost of credit risk 

(130,549)

(124,869)

4.5%


(130,549)

(124,869)

4.5%


-

-

-

Profit before non-recurring items and income tax

350,335

275,509

27.2%


348,269

282,016

23.5%


-

-

-

Net non-recurring items

(50,570)

(4,087)

NMF


(50,742)

(4,087)

NMF


-

-

-

Profit before income tax expense

299,765

271,422

10.4%


297,527

277,929

7.1%


-

-

-

Income tax expense

(45,328)

(15,541)

NMF


(45,328)

(15,541)

NMF


-

-

-

Profit from continuing operations

254,437

255,881

-0.6%


252,199

262,388

-3.9%


-

-

-

Profit from discontinued operations

107,899

88,758

21.6%


-

-

-


110,137

82,251

33.9%

Profit

362,336

344,639

5.1%


252,199

262,388

-3.9%


110,137

82,251

33.9%

Earnings per share (basic)

7.93

8.56

-7.4%


5.86

6.73

-12.9%





Earnings per share (diluted)

7.84

8.20

-4.4%


5.79

6.45

-10.2%





Earnings per share (basic) adjusted7





7.07

6.73

5.1%





Earnings per share (diluted) adjusted7





6.99

6.45

8.4%





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 Banking Business and Discontinued Operations financials do not include inter-business eliminations. Detailed financials, including inter-business eliminations are provided on pages 21, 22 and 23

7 2Q18 and 9M18 results adjusted for GEL 30.3mln demerger related costs, GEL 8.0mln demerger related corporate income tax gain, and GEL 30.3mln one-off impact of re-measurement of deferred tax balances (see details on page 12)

 

 

BALANCE SHEET

Bank of Georgia Group Consolidated


Banking Business8


Discontinued Operations8

GEL thousands unless otherwise noted

Sep-18

Sep-17

Change

y-o-y

Jun-18

Change

q-o-q


Sep-18

Sep-17

Change

y-o-y

Jun-18

Change

q-o-q


Sep-18

Sep-17

Change

y-o-y

Jun-18

Change

q-o-q



















Liquid assets

4,696,808

4,128,332

13.8%

4,266,417

10.1%


4,696,808

4,068,147

15.5%

4,266,417

10.1%


-

439,616

NMF

-

-

     Cash and cash equivalents

1,237,867

1,721,811

-28.1%

1,546,863

-20.0%


1,237,867

1,648,098

-24.9%

1,546,863

-20.0%


-

345,137

NMF

-

-

     Amounts due from credit institutions

1,398,061

985,120

41.9%

993,862

40.7%


1,398,061

950,775

47.0%

993,862

40.7%


-

60,565

NMF

-

-

     Investment securities

2,060,880

1,421,401

45.0%

1,725,692

19.4%


2,060,880

1,469,274

40.3%

1,725,692

19.4%


-

33,914

NMF

-

-

Loans to customers and finance lease receivables

8,724,825

6,917,211

26.1%

8,078,132

8.0%


8,724,825

6,951,493

25.5%

8,078,132

8.0%


-

-

-

-

-

Property and equipment

315,980

1,501,735

-79.0%

313,627

0.8%


315,980

309,769

2.0%

313,627

0.8%


-

1,187,631

NMF

-

-

Total assets

14,277,343

13,927,773

2.5%

13,208,821

8.1%


14,277,343

11,779,718

21.2%

13,208,821

8.1%


-

2,573,427

NMF

-

-

Client deposits and notes

7,932,536

6,252,228

26.9%

7,174,234

10.6%


7,932,536

6,549,904

21.1%

7,174,234

10.6%


-

-

-

-

-

Amounts due to credit institutions

3,006,739

2,774,525

8.4%

2,740,595

9.7%


3,006,739

2,350,438

27.9%

2,740,595

9.7%


-

459,158

NMF

-

-

     Borrowings from DFI

1,261,960

1,435,236

-12.1%

1,161,120

8.7%


1,261,960

1,172,530

7.6%

1,161,120

8.7%


-

262,707

NMF

-

-

     Short-term loans from NBG

1,016,431

590,014

72.3%

556,834

82.5%


1,016,431

590,014

72.3%

556,834

82.5%


-

-

-

-

-

     Loans and deposits from commercial banks

728,348

749,275

-2.8%

1,022,641

-28.8%


728,348

587,894

23.9%

1,022,641

-28.8%


-

196,451

NMF

-

-

Debt securities issued

1,578,532

1,691,260

-6.7%

1,527,452

3.3%


1,578,532

1,298,641

21.6%

1,527,452

3.3%


-

479,142

NMF

-

-

Total liabilities

12,643,995

11,299,090

11.9%

11,571,235

9.3%


12,643,995

10,292,672

22.8%

11,571,235

9.3%


-

1,431,790

NMF

-

-

Total equity

1,633,348

2,628,683

-37.9%

1,637,586

-0.3%


1,633,348

1,487,046

9.8%

1,637,586

-0.3%


-

1,141,637

NMF

-

-

Book value per share9

34.12

62.06

-45.0%

34.12

0.0%













 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BANKING BUSINESS RATIOS

3Q18

3Q17

2Q18


9M18

9M17








ROAA10

3.0%

3.2%

3.1%


3.1%

3.2%

ROAE10

25.8%

25.1%

25.2%


25.7%

24.3%

Net Interest Margin

6.4%

7.3%

6.9%


6.8%

7.3%

Loan Yield

13.5%

14.3%

14.0%


13.8%

14.2%

Liquid assets yield

3.8%

3.5%

3.8%


3.7%

3.4%

Cost of Funds

5.0%

4.8%

5.0%


5.0%

4.7%

Cost of Client Deposits and Notes

3.6%

3.5%

3.6%


3.5%

3.5%

Cost of Amounts Due to Credit Institutions

7.4%

6.5%

7.2%


7.1%

6.4%

Cost of Debt Securities Issued                        

7.8%

7.9%

7.7%


7.8%

7.2%

Cost / Income

36.4%

38.2%

36.9%


36.8%

37.5%

NPLs to Gross Loans to Clients

3.0%

4.1%

3.0%


3.0%

4.1%

NPL Coverage Ratio

102.9%

93.6%

110.5%


102.9%

93.6%

NPL Coverage Ratio, Adjusted for discounted value of collateral

141.4%

132.8%

147.2%


141.4%

132.8%

Cost of Risk

2.2%

2.0%

1.7%


2.0%

2.2%

NBG (Basel III) Tier I Capital Adequacy Ratio

11.0%

n/a

12.5%


11.0%

n/a

NBG (Basel III) Total Capital Adequacy Ratio

15.9%

n/a

17.5%


15.9%

n/a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 Banking Business and Discontinued Operations financials do not include inter-business eliminations. Detailed financials, including inter-business eliminations are provided on pages 21, 22 and 23

9 The y-o-y decline in Book value per share as at 30 September 2018 is driven by the demerger of Investment Business to Georgia Capital PLC on 29 May 2018 and the issuance and allotment of additional 9,784,716 Bank of Georgia Group shares (equivalent to 19.9% of Bank of Georgia Group's issued ordinary share capital) to Georgia Capital

10 2Q18 and 9M18 results adjusted for GEL 30.3mln demerger related costs, GEL 8.0mln demerger related corporate income tax gain, and GEL 30.3mln one-off impact of re-measurement of deferred tax balances (see details on page 12)


 

DISCUSSION OF RESULTS

 

The Group's business is primarily comprised of three segments. (1) Retail Banking operations in Georgia principally provides consumer loans, mortgage loans, overdrafts, credit cards and other credit facilities, funds transfer and settlement services, and handling customers' deposits for both individuals as well as legal entities. Retail Banking targets the emerging retail, mass retail and mass affluent segments, together with small and medium enterprises and micro businesses. (2) Corporate Investment Banking comprises Corporate Banking and Investment Management operations in Georgia. Corporate Banking principally provides loans and other credit facilities, funds transfers and settlement services, trade finance services, documentary operations support and handles saving and term deposits for corporate and institutional customers. The Investment Management business principally provides private banking services to high net worth clients. (3) BNB, comprising JSC Belarusky Narodny Bank, principally provides retail and corporate banking services to clients in Belarus.

 

REVENUE

GEL thousands, unless otherwise noted

3Q18

3Q17

Change

y-o-y

2Q18

Change

q-o-q


9M18

9M17

Change

y-o-y











337,261

287,274

17.4%

329,628

2.3%


980,442

827,342

18.5%

(152,430)

(119,486)

27.6%

(143,298)

6.4%


(429,158)

(338,366)

26.8%

184,831

167,788

10.2%

186,330

-0.8%


551,284

488,976

12.7%

60,413

49,155

22.9%

55,693

8.5%


167,319

138,760

20.6%

(20,932)

(16,014)

30.7%

(17,846)

17.3%


(55,481)

(44,024)

26.0%

39,481

33,141

19.1%

37,847

4.3%


111,838

94,736

18.1%

34,856

19,614

77.7%

24,577

41.8%


75,448

58,596

28.8%

7,437

2,653

NMF

3,706

100.7%


16,887

6,715

151.5%

266,605

223,196

19.4%

252,460

5.6%


755,457

649,023

16.4%











6.4%

7.3%


6.9%



6.8%

7.3%


11,386,293

9,092,457

25.2%

10,787,812

5.5%


10,900,495

8,938,532

21.9%

12,002,162

9,841,785

22.0%

11,468,106

4.7%


11,585,458

9,589,213

20.8%

8,351,569

6,727,963

24.1%

7,968,652

4.8%


8,040,748

6,652,633

20.9%

3,408,676

2,528,946

34.8%

3,305,404

3.1%


3,261,458

2,280,075

43.0%

4,942,893

4,199,017

17.7%

4,663,248

6.0%


4,779,290

4,372,558

9.3%

7,547,942

6,096,686

23.8%

7,253,758

4.1%


7,288,896

5,888,399

23.8%

2,732,988

1,811,206

50.9%

2,588,111

5.6%


2,535,994

1,596,667

58.8%

4,814,954

4,285,480

12.4%

4,665,647

3.2%


4,752,902

4,291,732

10.7%

4,517,487

3,920,876

15.2%

4,349,730

3.9%


4,391,321

3,705,292

18.5%

2,071,502

1,599,459

29.5%

1,833,260

13.0%


1,912,933

1,478,408

29.4%

2,445,985

2,321,417

5.4%

2,516,470

-2.8%


2,478,388

2,226,884

11.3%

3.8%

3.5%


3.8%



3.7%

3.4%


7.0%

7.1%


7.0%



6.9%

7.1%


1.1%

0.9%


1.5%



1.3%

0.8%


13.5%

14.3%


14.0%



13.8%

14.2%


19.9%

21.6%


20.9%



20.6%

22.1%


9.1%

9.9%


9.1%



9.0%

10.0%


5.0%

4.8%


5.0%



5.0%

4.7%


7.2%

6.8%


7.2%



7.1%

6.8%


3.6%

3.8%


3.7%



3.6%

3.8%


36.4%

38.2%


36.9%



36.8%

37.5%


 

Performance highlights

§ Strong revenue of GEL 266.6mln in 3Q18 (up 19.4% y-o-y and up 5.6% q-o-q), ending the first nine months 2018 with revenue of GEL 755.5mln (up 16.4% y-o-y). Y-o-y revenue growth was primarily driven by an increase in net interest income, which resulted from strong loan book growth. Additionally, net fee and commission income, net foreign currency gain, and net other income all contributed to growth in revenues

§ Our NIM was 6.4% in 3Q18 and 6.8% in 9M18. 3Q18 NIM was down 90bps y-o-y due to the 80bps y-o-y decrease in loan yield, largely reflecting our shift towards a higher quality, finer margin product mix and tighter conditions for unsecured consumer lending, and 20bps y-o-y increase in cost of funds. On a q-o-q basis, loan yield decreased by 50bps, while cost of funds remained flat, resulting in 50bps decline in 3Q18 NIM q-o-q. On a nine months basis, loan yield was down 40bps and cost of funds was up 30bps y-o-y, resulting in 50bps y-o-y decline in 9M18 NIM

§ Loan yield. Currency blended loan yield was 13.5% in 3Q18 (down 80bps y-o-y and down 50bps q-o-q) and 13.8% during first nine months of 2018 (down 40bps y-o-y). The y-o-y decline in loan yields during third quarter and on a nine months basis, was attributable to decrease in both local and foreign currency loan yields, while q-o-q decline was due to decrease in local currency loan yields, primarily reflecting the change in product mix in the loan portfolio

§ Liquid assets yield. Our liquid assets yield was 3.8% in 3Q18 (up 30bps y-o-y and flat q-o-q) and 3.7% in 9M18 (up 30bps y-o-y). The main contributor to y-o-y trend was the increase in foreign currency denominated liquid assets yield (up 20bps y-o-y in 3Q18 and up 50bps y-o-y in 9M18), reflecting the Federal Open Market Committee's decisions to raise interest rates, which triggered similar increases on interest rates paid by a) The National Bank of Georgia (the "NBG") on the Bank's obligatory reserves (foreign currency only) and b) correspondent banks on deposits placed by the Bank. However, starting from 12 July 2018, NBG reduced interest rates on foreign currency obligatory reserves (from US Fed rate minus 50bps to Fed rate minus 200bps, floored at zero for US Dollar reserves, and from ECB rate minus 20bps to ECB rate minus 200bps, floored at negative 60bps for EUR denominated reserves), which caused the foreign currency denominated liquid asset yields to drop by 40bps on q-o-q basis in 3Q18

§ Cost of funds. Cost of funds stood at 5.0% in 3Q18 (up 20bps y-o-y and flat q-o-q) and at 5.0% in 9M18 (up 30bps y-o-y). Y-o-y increase both in 3Q18 and 9M18 periods was primarily driven by an increase in the cost of amount due to credit institutions (up 90bps y-o-y in 3Q18 and up 70bps y-o-y in 9M18) as a result of increased local currency denominated borrowings from DFIs, and an increase in the Libor rate during the period. In addition, y-o-y increase in cost of funds in 9M18 also reflected the increase in cost of debt securities issued, following the issuance of GEL 500mln 11.0% Lari denominated notes in 2Q17 (up 60bps y-o-y in 9M18)

§ Net fee and commission income. Net fee and commission income reached GEL 39.5mln in 3Q18 (up 19.1% y-o-y and up 4.3% q-o-q) and GEL 111.8mln during first nine months 2018 (up 18.1% y-o-y). The growth was mainly driven by the strong performance in our settlement operations supported by the success of our Retail Banking franchise

§ Net other income. Net other income increased to GEL 7.4mln in 3Q18 and GEL 16.9mln during the first nine months of 2018, largely driven by net gains from derivative financial instruments and net gains on investment securities recorded during the periods

OPERATING INCOME BEFORE NON-RECURRING ITEMS; COST OF CREDIT RISK; PROFIT FOR THE PERIOD

GEL thousands, unless otherwise noted

3Q18

3Q17

Change

y-o-y

2Q18

Change

q-o-q


9M18

9M17

Change

y-o-y











Salaries and other employee benefits

(54,107)

(50,638)

6.9%

(53,925)

0.3%


(157,485)

(142,424)

10.6%

Administrative expenses

(30,759)

(23,241)

32.3%

(26,862)

14.5%


(83,254)

(68,046)

22.3%

Depreciation and amortisation

(11,162)

(10,738)

3.9%

(11,392)

-2.0%


(34,077)

(30,460)

11.9%

Other operating expenses 

(1,109)

(738)

50.3%

(966)

14.8%


(2,844)

(2,263)

25.7%

Operating expenses 

(97,137)

(85,355)

13.8%

(93,145)

4.3%


(277,660)

(243,193)

14.2%

Profit from associate

326

147

121.8%

376

-13.3%


1,021

1,055

-3.2%

Operating income before cost of credit risk 

169,794

137,988

23.0%

159,691

6.3%


478,818

406,885

17.7%

Expected credit loss / impairment charge on loans to customers 

(48,134)

(34,202)

40.7%

(35,678)

34.9%


(124,818)

(113,299)

10.2%

Expected credit loss / impairment charge on finance lease receivables

(426)

(781)

-45.5%

(266)

60.2%


(678)

(988)

-31.4%

Other expected credit loss / impairment charge on other assets and provisions

(4,176)

(1,850)

125.7%

(3,726)

12.1%


(5,053)

(10,582)

-52.2%

Cost of credit risk 

(52,736)

(36,833)

43.2%

(39,670)

32.9%


(130,549)

(124,869)

4.5%

Profit before non-recurring items and income tax

117,058

101,155

15.7%

120,021

-2.5%


348,269

282,016

23.5%

Net non-recurring items 

(3,747)

(1,376)

NMF

(44,047)

-91.5%


(50,742)

(4,087)

NMF

Profit before income tax 

113,311

99,779

13.6%

75,974

49.1%


297,527

277,929

7.1%

Income tax expense

(8,763)

(7,850)

11.6%

(27,507)

-68.1%


(45,328)

(15,541)

NMF

Profit

104,548

91,929

13.7%

48,467

115.7%


252,199

262,388

-3.9%

 

§ Operating expenses increased to GEL 97.1mln in 3Q18 (up 13.8% y-o-y and up 4.3% q-o-q) and to GEL 277.7mln during first nine months of 2018 (up 14.2% y-o-y). The growth in revenues outpaced the growth in operating expenses both during 3Q18 and 9M18, leading to positive operating leverage during 9M18. Salaries and employee benefits were largely flat in 3Q18 q-o-q, while administrative expenses increased by 14.5% q-o-q, primarily driven by increased costs on consultancy services in relation to the "lean" project on achieving a step-change in operating efficiency, customer experience, and culture

§ Cost of risk ratio. The cost of risk ratio was 2.2% in 3Q18, up 20bps y-o-y and up 50bps q-o-q. RB's 3Q18 cost of risk ratio was up 70bps y-o-y and up 50bps q-o-q, while CIB's cost of risk ratio was down 80bps y-o-y and up 90bps q-o-q. On a nine-month basis, Banking Business cost of risk ratio was 2.0% in 9M18, down 20bps y-o-y, primarily driven by 30bps y-o-y improvement in RB's cost of risk ratio, partially offset by 20bps y-o-y increase in CIB's cost of risk ratio. The Banking Business cost of risk ratio adjusted for the 3Q18 currency depreciation impact stood at 2.0% in 3Q18, flat y-o-y and up 30bps q-o-q. Q-o-q increase in FX adjusted cost of risk was primarily driven by increased cost of risk in the express and micro loan portfolios



 

§ Quality of our loan book remains strong in 3Q18 as evidenced by following closely monitored metrics:

GEL thousands, unless otherwise noted

Sep-18

Sep -17

Change

y-o-y

Jun -18

Change

q-o-q







Non-performing loans






NPLs

265,875

297,134

-10.5%

247,861

7.3%

NPLs to gross loans

3.0%

4.1%


3.0%


NPLs to gross loans, RB

1.7%

1.5%


1.5%


NPLs to gross loans, CIB

4.4%

8.3%


4.8%


NPL coverage ratio

102.9%

93.6%


110.5%


NPL coverage ratio adjusted for the discounted value of collateral

141.4%

132.8%


147.2%








Past due dates






Retail loans - 15 days past due rate

1.6%

1.5%


1.6%


Mortgage loans - 15 days past due rate

1.3%

1.0%


1.0%


§ BNB - the Group's banking subsidiary in Belarus - generated a profit of GEL 3.0mln in 3Q18 (down 19.5% y-o-y and up 49.2% q-o-q) and GEL 7.3mln during first nine months of 2018 (up 9.7% y-o-y); BNB's earnings were positively impacted by decreased levels of cost of credit risk in 3Q18 (down 68.9% q-o-q) and 9M18 (down 56.4% y-o-y)

§ BNB's loan book reached GEL 394.7mln at 30 September 2018, up 3.8% y-o-y and largely flat q-o-q, mostly reflecting an increase in consumer loans. Client deposits were GEL 363.2mln at 30 September 2018, up 14.8% y-o-y and up 22.0% q-o-q

§ BNB continues to remain strongly capitalised, with Capital Adequacy Ratios well above the requirements of its regulating Central Bank. At 30 September 2018, total CAR was 14.7%, above the 10% minimum requirement of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus ("NBRB"), while Tier I CAR was 9.5%, above NBRB's 6% minimum requirement. Return on Average Equity ("ROAE") was 15.2% in 3Q18 (21.1% in 3Q17 and 10.8% in 2Q18) and 12.8% in 9M18 (13.1% in 9M17). Strong capitalisation and profitability allowed BNB to distribute dividend in the amount of GEL 1.2mln in 1Q18 (GEL 1.2mln in 2017)

§ Overall, profit before non-recurring items and income tax totalled GEL 117.1mln in 3Q18 (up 15.7% y-o-y and down 2.5% q-o-q) and GEL 348.3mln during first nine months of 2018 (up 23.5% y-o-y), while ROAE11 was 25.8% in 3Q18 (25.1% in 3Q17 and 25.2% in 2Q18) and 25.7% in 9M18 (24.3% in 9M17)

§ Net non-recurring items. Net non-recurring expenses amounted to GEL 50.7mln in 9M18 (GEL 4.1mln in 9M17), primarily comprising of 2Q18 demerger related costs. Please see 2Q18 and 1H18 results announcement for details

§ Income tax expense. Income tax expense amounted to GEL 8.8mln in 3Q18 (GEL 7.9mln in 3Q17 and GEL 27.5mln in 2Q18) and GEL 45.3mln during first nine months of 2018 (GEL 15.5mln in 9M17). The significant y-o-y increase in income tax expense in 9M18 was primarily driven by the one-off impact of changes to the corporate taxation model applicable to financial institutions which was amended in June 2018. Please see the 2Q18 and 1H18 results announcement for details

 

BALANCE SHEET HIGHLIGHTS

GEL thousands, unless otherwise noted 

Sep-18

Sep -17

Change

y-o-y

Jun -18

Change

q-o-q







Liquid assets

4,696,808

4,068,147

15.5%

4,266,417

10.1%

Liquid assets, GEL

2,072,122

1,569,161

32.1%

1,969,843

5.2%

Liquid assets, FC

2,624,686

2,498,986

5.0%

2,296,574

14.3%

Net loans and finance lease receivables

8,724,825

6,951,493

25.5%

8,078,132

8.0%

Net loans and finance lease receivables, GEL

3,426,700

2,689,778

27.4%

3,369,952

1.7%

Net loans and finance lease receivables, FC

5,298,125

4,261,715

24.3%

4,708,180

12.5%

Client deposits and notes

7,932,536

6,549,904

21.1%

7,174,234

10.6%

Amounts due to credit institutions

3,006,739

2,350,438

27.9%

2,740,595

9.7%

Borrowings from DFIs

1,261,960

1,172,530

7.6%

1,161,120

8.7%

Short-term loans from central banks

1,016,431

590,014

72.3%

556,834

82.5%

Loans and deposits from commercial banks

728,348

587,894

23.9%

1,022,641

-28.8%

Debt securities issued

1,578,532

1,298,641

21.6%

1,527,452

3.3%

Liquidity and CAR ratios






Net loans / client deposits and notes

110.0%

106.1%


112.6%


Net loans / client deposits and notes + DFIs

94.9%

90.0%


96.9%


Liquid assets as percent of total assets

32.9%

34.5%


32.3%


Liquid assets as percent of total liabilities

37.1%

39.5%


36.9%


NBG liquidity ratio

32.5%

44.4%


30.2%


NBG Liquidity Coverage Ratio

113.6%

129.8


129.8%


NBG (Basel III) Tier I Capital Adequacy Ratio

11.0%

n/a


12.5%


NBG (Basel III) Total Capital Adequacy Ratio

15.9%

n/a


17.5%


Our balance sheet remains highly liquid (NBG Liquidity ratio of 32.5%) and strongly capitalised (NBG Basel III Tier I ratio of 11.0%) with a well-diversified funding base (Client Deposits and Notes to Total Liabilities of 62.7%).

 

 

11 2Q18 and 9M18 ROAE adjusted for demerger related expenses and one-off impact of re-measurement of deferred tax balances

§ Liquidity. Liquid assets increased to GEL 4,696.8mln at 30 September 2018, up 15.5% y-o-y and up 10.1% q-o-q. The y-o-y growth was largely driven by an increase in local currency bonds, which are used by the Bank as collateral for short-term borrowings from the NBG, and additional proceeds as a result of the demerger-related pushdown of $350mln Eurobonds of JSC BGEO Group in March 2018. Management successfully continued to deploy excess liquidity, accumulated as a result of these proceeds. Q-o-q increase in liquid assets was primarily driven by the changes in minimum reserve requirements mandated by NBG since September 2018, whereby the foreign currency funds raised by local banks now carry an up to 25% reserve requirement depending on maturity. The NBG average liquidity ratio was 32.5% in September 2018 (44.4% in September 2017 and 30.2% in June 2018), above the regulatory minimum requirement of 30.0%. At the same time, the Liquidity coverage ratio was 113.6% at 30 September 2018 (129.8% at 30 June 2018 and 30 September 2017), well above the 100% minimum requirement level

§ Loan book. Our net loan book and finance lease receivables reached GEL 8,724.8mln at 30 September 2018, up 25.5% y-o-y and up 8.0% q-o-q. As of 30 September 2018, the retail book represented 69.6% of the total loan portfolio (68.4% at 30 September 2017 and 70.1% at 30 June 2018). While both local and foreign currency portfolios experienced y-o-y growth, the local currency loan portfolio demonstrated a strong increase of 27.4% y-o-y, partially driven by the Government's de-dollarisation initiatives and our goal to increase the share of local currency loans in our portfolio 

§ Dollarisation of our loan book and client deposits. The retail client loan book in foreign currency accounted for 48.8% of the total RB loan book at 30 September 2018 (49.2% at 30 September 2017 and 45.8% at 30 June 2018), while retail client foreign currency deposits comprised 71.7% of total RB deposits at 30 September 2018 (71.6% at 30 September 2017 and 70.6% at 30 June 2018). At 30 September 2018, 81.7% of CIB's loan book was denominated in foreign currency (80.9% at 30 September 2017 and 80.2% at 30 June 2018), while 55.4% of CIB deposits were denominated in foreign currency (62.4% at 30 September 2017 and 50.7% at 30 June 2018)

§ Net Loans to Customer Funds and DFI ratio. Our Net Loans to Customer Funds and DFI ratio, which is closely monitored by management, remained strong at 94.9% (up from 90.0% at 30 September 2017 and slightly down from 96.9% at 30 June 2018)

§ Diversified funding base. Debt securities issued grew by 21.6% y-o-y and increased by 3.3% q-o-q. The y-o-y increase was driven by the above mentioned pushdown of $350mln Eurobonds from JSC BGEO Group in March 2018

§ Capital Adequacy requirements. Basel III Tier 1 and Total Capital Adequacy ratios stood at 11.0% and 15.9%, respectively, as of 30 September 2018, as compared to minimum required level of 9.9% and 14.9%, respectively (12.5% and 17.5%, respectively, at 30 June 2018, as compared to minimum required level of 9.9% and 15.0%, respectively). The reduction in the third quarter 2018 was attributable to the payment of the Bank of Georgia Group PLC's annual dividend to shareholders in July 2018



 

Discussion of Segment Results

 

Retail Banking (RB)

 

Retail Banking provides consumer loans, mortgage loans, overdrafts, credit card facilities and other credit facilities as well as funds transfer and settlement services and the handling of customer deposits for both individuals and legal entities (SME and micro businesses only). RB is itself represented by the following four sub-segments: (1) the emerging retail segment (through our Express brand), (2) retail mass market segment; (3) SME and micro businesses - "MSME" (through our Bank of Georgia brand), and (4) the mass affluent segment (through our Solo brand).

 

GEL thousands, unless otherwise noted

3Q18

3Q17

Change

y-o-y

2Q18

Change

q-o-q


9M18

9M17

Change

y-o-y











INCOME STATEMENT HIGHLIGHTS




















Net interest income 

135,535

122,352

10.8%

138,234

-2.0%


409,095

346,437

18.1%

Net fee and commission income 

30,651

25,064

22.3%

29,152

5.1%


85,943

71,279

20.6%

Net foreign currency gain

15,410

7,979

93.1%

10,158

51.7%


31,679

20,531

54.3%

Net other income

2,023

366

NMF

1,664

21.6%


6,791

498

NMF

Revenue 

183,619

155,761

17.9%

179,208

2.5%


533,508

438,745

21.6%

Salaries and other employee benefits

(34,830)

(32,262)

8.0%

(34,640)

0.5%


(101,582)

(89,890)

13.0%

Administrative expenses

(22,619)

(17,084)

32.4%

(20,542)

10.1%


(62,703)

(50,003)

25.4%

Depreciation and amortisation

(9,556)

(9,087)

5.2%

(9,818)

-2.7%


(29,276)

(25,721)

13.8%

Other operating expenses 

(592)

(595)

-0.5%

(602)

-1.7%


(1,696)

(1,435)

18.2%

Operating expenses 

(67,597)

(59,028)

14.5%

(65,602)

3.0%


(195,257)

(167,049)

16.9%

Profit from associate

326

147

121.8%

376

-13.3%


1,021

1,055

0.0%

Operating income before cost of credit risk

116,348

96,880

20.1%

113,982

2.1%


339,272

272,751

24.4%

Cost of credit risk

(39,784)

(22,099)

80.0%

(31,762)

25.3%


(104,328)

(87,678)

19.0%

Profit before non-recurring items and income tax 

76,564

74,781

2.4%

82,220

-6.9%


234,944

185,073

26.9%

Net non-recurring items 

(1,947)

(1,041)

87.0%

(27,099)

-92.8%


(31,022)

(2,284)

NMF

Profit before income tax 

74,617

73,740

1.2%

55,121

35.4%


203,922

182,789

11.6%

Income tax expense

(5,445)

(5,342)

1.9%

(18,237)

-70.1%


(29,518)

(10,710)

NMF

Profit

69,172

68,398

1.1%

36,884

87.5%


174,404

172,079

1.4%











BALANCE SHEET HIGHLIGHTS










Net loans, Currency Blended

5,787,131

4,541,302

27.4%

5,382,405

7.5%


5,787,131

4,541,302

27.4%

Net loans, GEL

2,965,034

2,307,391

28.5%

2,914,670

1.7%


2,965,034

2,307,391

28.5%

Net loans, FC

2,822,097

2,233,911

26.3%

2,467,735

14.4%


2,822,097

2,233,911

26.3%

Client deposits, Currency Blended

4,029,995

2,869,921

40.4%

3,479,938

15.8%


4,029,995

2,869,921

40.4%

Client deposits, GEL

1,141,849

815,611

40.0%

1,021,776

11.8%


1,141,849

815,611

40.0%

Client deposits, FC

2,888,146

2,054,310

40.6%

2,458,162

17.5%


2,888,146

2,054,310

40.6%

of which:










Time deposits, Currency Blended

2,193,682

1,629,593

34.6%

1,952,610

12.3%


2,193,682

1,629,593

34.6%

Time deposits, GEL

489,535

314,753

55.5%

437,120

12.0%


489,535

314,753

55.5%

Time deposits, FC

1,704,147

1,314,840

29.6%

1,515,490

12.4%


1,704,147

1,314,840

29.6%

Current accounts and demand deposits, Currency Blended

1,836,313

1,240,328

48.1%

1,527,328

20.2%


1,836,313

1,240,328

48.1%

Current accounts and demand deposits, GEL

652,314

500,858

30.2%

584,656

11.6%


652,314

500,858

30.2%

Current accounts and demand deposits, FC

1,183,999

739,470

60.1%

942,672

25.6%


1,183,999

739,470

60.1%











KEY RATIOS




















ROAE Retail Banking12

29.4%

34.1%


30.5%



30.5%

29.7%


Net interest margin, currency blended

7.2%

8.5%


8.0%



7.8%

8.6%


Cost of risk

2.7%

2.0%


2.2%



2.5%

2.8%


Cost of funds, currency blended

5.8%

6.0%


5.9%



5.8%

5.7%


Loan yield, currency blended

14.9%

16.3%


15.8%



15.5%

16.2%


Loan yield, GEL

20.9%

23.1%


22.0%



21.8%

24.0%


Loan yield, FC

8.0%

9.2%


8.2%



8.2%

9.2%


Cost of deposits, currency blended

2.8%

2.9%


2.9%



2.8%

3.0%


Cost of deposits, GEL

4.9%

4.4%


4.9%



4.9%

4.5%


Cost of deposits, FC

2.0%

2.2%


2.1%



2.0%

2.4%


Cost of time deposits, currency blended

4.2%

4.3%


4.2%



4.2%

4.3%


Cost of time deposits, GEL

8.7%

8.8%


8.7%



8.8%

8.8%


Cost of time deposits, FC

2.9%

3.2%


3.0%



2.9%

3.3%


Current accounts and demand deposits, currency blended

1.1%

1.0%


1.1%



1.1%

1.0%


Current accounts and demand deposits, GEL

2.1%

1.7%


2.0%



1.9%

1.6%


Current accounts and demand deposits, FC

0.5%

0.5%


0.6%



0.6%

0.6%


Cost / income ratio

 

 

36.8%

37.8%


36.6%



36.6%

38.1%


 

 

 

12 2Q18 and 9M18 ROAE adjusted for demerger related expenses and one-off impact of re-measurement of deferred tax balances

Performance highlights

§ Retail Banking delivered solid quarterly results across its major segments and generated revenues of GEL 183.6mln in 3Q18 (up 17.9% y-o-y and up 2.5% q-o-q) and revenue of GEL 533.5mln in 9M18 (up 21.6% y-o-y)

§ RB's net interest income grew by 10.8% y-o-y in 3Q18 and by 18.1% y-o-y during first nine months of 2018 on the back of the strong y-o-y growth in the Retail Banking loan portfolio. Net interest income also reflects the benefits from the growth of the local currency loan portfolio, which generated 12.9ppts and 13.6ppts higher yield than the foreign currency loan portfolio in 3Q18 and 9M18, respectively

§ The Retail Banking net loan book reached GEL 5,787.1mln in 3Q18, up 27.4% y-o-y and up 7.5% q-o-q. On a constant currency basis our retail loan book increased by 24.1% y-o-y and 4.2% q-o-q in 3Q18. Our local currency denominated loan book grew at a faster pace (up 28.5% y-o-y) than the foreign currency denominated loan book (up 26.3% y-o-y). On a quarterly basis, however, the foreign currency loan book increased by 14.4% (7.2% growth on constant currency basis), whereas our local currency denominated loan book was up by 1.7%. As a result, the local currency denominated loan book accounted for 51.2% of the total Retail Banking loan book at 30 September 2018 (50.8% at 30 September 2017 and 54.2% at 30 June 2018)

§ The y-o-y loan book growth was a product of continued strong loan origination levels delivered across the mortgage and MSME segments. The trend reflects the shift towards a higher quality, finer margin product mix on the back of tighter lending conditions for unsecured consumer lending:

Retail Banking loan book by products

GEL million, unless otherwise noted

3Q18

3Q17

Change

y-o-y

2Q18

Change

q-o-q


9M18

9M17

Change

y-o-y

 











 

Loan Originations










 

Consumer loans

344.9

349.4

-1.3%

346.5

-0.5%


1,055.6

1,000.6

5.5%

 

Mortgage loans

606.6

264.3

129.5%

349.7

73.4%


1,259.6

703.2

79.1%

 

Micro loans

270.5

235.6

14.8%

248.5

8.9%


802.7

708.2

13.3%

 

SME loans

190.5

152.0

25.3%

152.7

24.7%


474.0

403.8

17.4%

 

POS loans

23.5

65.5

-64.0%

30.9

-23.9%


104.6

164.2

-36.3%

 











 

Outstanding Balance










 

Consumer loans

1,326.2

1,147.6

15.6%

1,320.0

0.5%


1,326.2

1,147.6

15.6%

 

Mortgage loans

2,241.6

1,459.2

53.6%

1,922.1

16.6%


2,241.6

1,459.2

53.6%

 

Micro loans

1,174.5

965.8

21.6%

1,122.3

4.7%


1,174.5

965.8

21.6%

 

SME loans

692.6

534.9

29.5%

625.0

10.8%


692.6

534.9

29.5%

 

POS loans

66.5

114.1

-41.7%

92.8

-28.3%


66.5

114.1

-41.7%

 

§ Retail Banking client deposits increased to GEL 4,030.0mln, up 40.4% y-o-y and up 15.8% q-o-q. The dollarisation level of our deposits increased slightly to 71.7% at 30 September 2018 from 71.6% at 30 September 2017 and from 70.6% at 30 June 2018. The increase in foreign currency denominated deposits reflects the recent depreciation of the Georgian Lari against the US Dollar in 3Q18. The cost of foreign currency denominated deposits decreased by 20bps y-o-y and 10bps q-o-q in 3Q18, and down by 40bps y-o-y in 9M18. The cost of local currency denominated deposits, on the contrary, increased by 50bps and by 40bps y-o-y in 3Q18 and 9M18, respectively. The spread between the cost of RB's client deposits in GEL and foreign currency widened further to 2.9ppts during 3Q18 (GEL: 4.9%; FC: 2.0%) compared to 2.2ppts in 3Q17 (GEL: 4.4%; FC: 2.2%) and 2.8ppts in 2Q18 (GEL: 4.9%; FC: 2.1%). On a year-to-date basis, the spread was 2.9ppts in 9M18 (GEL: 4.9%; FC: 2.0%) compared to 2.1ppts in 9M17 (GEL: 4.5%; FC: 2.4%)

§ Retail Banking NIM was 7.2% in 3Q18 (down 130bps y-o-y and down 80bps q-o-q) and 7.8% during first nine months of 2018 (down 80bps y-o-y). The decline in NIM was attributable to lower loan yields (down 140bps y-o-y and down 90bps q-o-q in 3Q18, and down 70bps y-o-y in 9M18), reflecting the significant growth in the mortgage portfolio during the quarter. Meanwhile, the cost of funds decreased by 20bps y-o-y and by 10bps q-o-q in 3Q18, and increased by 10bps y-o-y in 9M18. The decline in loan yields was mainly driven by the change in the Retail Banking loan portfolio product mix, with the lower yield-lower risk products share increasing in total RB loan portfolio

§ Strong y-o-y growth in Retail Banking net fee and commission income. The strong growth in net fee and commission income during all reported periods was driven by an increase in settlement operations and the strong underlying growth in our Solo and MSME segments

§ RB asset quality in 3Q18 mainly reflected tighter conditions for unsecured consumer lending post regulatory changes in May 2018. These changes primarily affected the quality of high-yield express and micro loans in the short-term as expected. RB cost of credit risk was GEL 39.8mln in 3Q18 (up 80.0% y-o-y and up 25.3% q-o-q) and GEL 104.3mln during the first nine months of 2018 (up 19.0% y-o-y). The cost of risk ratio was 2.7% in 3Q18 (up from 2.0% in 3Q17 and up from 2.2% in 2Q18) and 2.5% in 9M18 (down from 2.8% in 9M17). The cost of risk ratio adjusted for FX devaluation effect during the quarter was 2.6% in 3Q18



 

§ Our Retail Banking business continues to deliver solid growth as we further develop our strategy towards continuous digitalisation, as demonstrated by the following performance indicators:

Retail Banking performance indicators

Volume information in GEL thousands

3Q18

3Q17

Change

y-o-y

2Q18

Change

q-o-q


9M18

9M17

Change

y-o-y

 

Retail Banking Customers










 

Number of new customers

38,577

42,028

-8.2%

45,213

-14.7%


147,411

132,776

11.0%

 

Number of customers

2,408,223

2,254,584

6.8%

2,382,139

1.1%


2,408,223

2,254,584

6.8%

 

Cards










 

Number of Cards issued

152,274

247,594

-38.5%

191,552

-20.5%


589,964

697,309

-15.4%

 

Number of Cards outstanding

2,192,870

2,176,761

0.7%

2,235,122

-1.9%


2,192,870

2,176,761

0.7%

 

Express Pay terminals










 

Number of Express Pay terminals

3,054

2,823

8.2%

2,955

3.4%


3,054

2,823

8.2%

 

Number of transactions via Express Pay terminals

27,001,597

25,264,823

6.9%

27,479,192

-1.7%


80,315,870

76,810,189

4.6%

 

Volume of transactions via Express Pay terminals

1,757,019

1,292,582

35.9%

1,639,313

7.2%


4,892,501

3,269,820

49.6%

 

POS terminals










 

Number of Desks

10,078

9,609

4.9%

9,304

8.3%


10,078

9,609

4.9%

 

Number of Contracted Merchants

5,357

5,334

0.4%

5,382

-0.5%


5,357

5,334

0.4%

 

Number of POS terminals

13,418

11,997

11.8%

12,815

4.7%


13,418

11,997

11.8%

 

Number of transactions via POS terminals

16,232,785

12,143,991

33.7%

15,737,715

3.1%


45,177,372

33,302,656

35.7%

 

Volume of transactions via POS terminals

534,430

392,229

36.3%

470,194

13.7%


1,399,724

982,235

42.5%

 

Internet Banking










 

Number of Active Users

246,897

188,087

31.3%

243,377

1.4%


246,897

188,087

31.3%

 

Number of transactions via Internet Bank

1,417,638

1,430,048

-0.9%

1,446,014

-2.0%


4,350,714

4,901,990

-11.2%

 

Volume of transactions via Internet Bank

530,368

321,297

65.1%

451,944

17.4%


1,409,326

977,040

44.2%

 

Mobile Banking










 

Number of Active Users

247,418

146,785

68.6%

228,980

8.1%


247,418

146,785

68.6%

 

Number of transactions via Mobile Bank

4,119,141

1,812,353

127.3%

3,233,287

27.4%


10,170,235

4,024,960

152.7%

 

Volume of transactions via Mobile Bank

538,609

190,020

183.4%

407,822

32.1%


1,263,812

406,613

210.8%

 

-     Growth in the client base was due to the increased offering of cost-effective remote channels. The increase to 2,408,223 customers in 3Q18 (up 6.8% y-o-y and up 1.1% q-o-q) reflects the sustained growth in our client base over recent periods and was one of the drivers of the increase in our Retail Banking net fee and commission income

-     The number of outstanding cards increased by 0.7% y-o-y in 3Q18. Loyalty programme Plus+ cards, launched in July 2017 as part of RB's client-centric approach, increased almost fivefold y-o-y. We had 519,691 active Plus+ cards outstanding as at 30 September 2018, up 14.3% q-o-q

-     The utilisation of Express Pay terminals continued to grow in 3Q18. The volume of transactions increased to GEL 1,757.0mln in 3Q18 (up 35.9% y-o-y and up 7.2% q-o-q) and to GEL 4,892.5mln in 9M18 (up 49.6% y-o-y). The number of transactions increased by 6.9% y-o-y in 3Q18 and by 4.6% y-o-y in the first nine months of 2018. The fees charged to clients for transactions executed through express pay terminals amounted to GEL 5.7mln in 3Q18 (up 14.0% y-o-y and up 3.6% q-o-q) and GEL 16.4mln in 9M18 (up 7.2% y-o-y)

-     Digital penetration growth. For mobile banking application, the number of transactions and the volume of transactions continue to show outstanding growth. The fully-transformed, user-friendly, multi-feature mobile banking application (mBank) continues to gain popularity. Since its launch on 29 May 2017, 467,252 downloads were made by the Bank's customers. During the same period approximately 13.8 million online transactions were performed using the application

-     Significant growth in loans issued and deposits opened through Internet and Mobile Bank. In 2017, we started actively offering loans and deposit products to our customers through Internet Bank. During 9M18, 20,088 loans were issued with a total value of GEL 39.7mln, and 7,674 deposits were opened with a total value of GEL 17.2mln through Internet Bank (3,554 loans with total value of GEL 10.1mln and 5,241 deposits with total value of GEL 9.4mln in 9M17). Starting from 2018, our customers are able to apply for a loan via mBank as well. c.10,300 loans were issued with total value of c.GEL 15.4mln using the mobile banking application during 9M18. Moreover, in 3Q18 a new feature was added to mBank and our customers can now open a deposit via our mobile platform. During the third quarter 2018, up to 2,900 deposit accounts were opened with a total deposited amount of GEL 5.7mln. As a result, the c.78% of total daily banking transactions were executed through digital channels during 3Q18

§ Solo, our premium banking brand, continues its strong growth momentum and investment in its lifestyle brand. We have now 12 Solo lounges, of which 9 are located in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, and 3 in major regional cities of Georgia. We achieved our target of 40,000 Solo clients by the end of 2018 ahead of time. The number of Solo clients reached 41,720 at 30 September 2018 (28,492 at 30 September 2017 and 39,030 at 30 June 2018), up 403.7% since its re-launch in April 2015. Going forward, Solo will be targeting growth through increasing our engagement with existing clients and maximising profit per client and product per client measures. In 3Q18, the product to client ratio for the Solo segment was 5.4, compared to 2.0 for our retail franchise. While Solo clients currently represent 1.7% of our total retail client base, they contributed 27.3% to our retail loan book, 38.4% to our retail deposits, 13.2% and 22.0% to our net retail interest income and to our net retail fee and commission income in 3Q18, respectively. The fee and commission income from the Solo segment reached GEL 5.6mln in 3Q18 (GEL 3.7mln in 3Q17 and GEL 5.5mln in 2Q18) and GEL 15.6mln in 9M18 (GEL 9.7mln in 9M17). Solo Club, launched in 2Q17, a membership group within Solo which offers exclusive access to Solo products and offers ahead of other Solo clients at a higher fee, continued to increase its client base. At 30 September 2018, Solo Club had 3,552 members, up 10.3% q-o-q

§ MSME banking continued to deliver solid growth. The number of MSME segment clients reached 186,990 at 30 September 2018, up 18.5% y-o-y and up 2.8% q-o-q. MSME's loan portfolio reached GEL 2,010.7mln at 30 September 2018 (up 26.8% y-o-y and up 7.8% q-o-q). The MSME segment generated revenue of GEL 42.4mln in 3Q18 (up 29.7% y-o-y and up 14.0% q-o-q) and GEL 115.0mln in 9M18 (up 30.0% y-o-y)

§ As a result, Retail Banking profit before non-recurring items and income tax reached GEL 76.6mln in 3Q18 (up 2.4% y-o-y and down 6.9% q-o-q) and GEL 234.9mln during the first nine months of 2018 (up 26.9% y-o-y). Retail Banking continued to deliver an outstanding ROAE13 of 29.4% in 3Q18 (34.1% in 3Q17 and 30.5% in 2Q18) and 30.5% in 9M18 (29.7% in 9M17)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13 2Q18 and 9M18 ROAE adjusted for demerger related expenses and one-off impact of re-measurement of deferred tax balances

Corporate Investment Banking (CIB)

 

CIB provides (1) loans and other credit facilities to Georgia's large corporate clients and other legal entities, excluding SME and micro businesses; (2) services such as fund transfers and settlements services, currency conversion operations, trade finance services and documentary operations as well as handling savings and term deposits; (3) finance lease facilities through the Bank's leasing operations arm, the Georgian Leasing Company; (4) brokerage services through Galt & Taggart; and (5) Wealth Management private banking services to high-net-worth individuals and offers investment management products internationally through representative offices in London, Budapest, Istanbul, Tel Aviv and Limassol.

 

GEL thousands, unless otherwise noted

3Q18

3Q17

Change

y-o-y

2Q18

Change

q-o-q


9M18

9M17

Change

y-o-y

INCOME STATEMENT HIGHLIGHTS










Net interest income 

42,076

38,550

9.1%

41,718

0.9%


122,027

113,632

7.4%

Net fee and commission income 

7,187

5,891

22.0%

6,355

13.1%


19,741

16,857

17.1%

Net foreign currency gain

13,815

8,852

56.1%

10,259

34.7%


30,718

30,691

0.1%

Net other income

5,276

2,359

123.7%

2,078

153.9%


10,150

6,547

55.0%

Revenue 

68,354

55,652

22.8%

60,410

13.2%


182,636

167,727

8.9%

Salaries and other employee benefits

(13,827)

(13,982)

-1.1%

(13,725)

0.7%


(40,147)

(39,302)

2.2%

Administrative expenses

(5,329)

(3,699)

44.1%

(3,700)

44.0%


(12,488)

(10,750)

16.2%

Depreciation and amortisation

(1,245)

(1,339)

-7.0%

(1,269)

-1.9%


(3,823)

(3,819)

0.1%

Other operating expenses 

(431)

(187)

130.5%

(253)

70.4%


(828)

(532)

55.6%

Operating expenses 

(20,832)

(19,207)

8.5%

(18,947)

9.9%


(57,286)

(54,403)

5.3%

Operating income before cost of credit risk

47,522

36,445

30.4%

41,463

14.6%


125,350

113,324

10.6%

Cost of credit risk 

(12,235)

(14,887)

-17.8%

(5,603)

118.4%


(22,481)

(28,616)

-21.4%

Profit before non-recurring items and income tax 

35,287

21,558

63.7%

35,860

-1.6%


102,869

84,708

21.4%

Net non-recurring items 

(775)

(334)

132.0%

(10,871)

-92.9%


(11,919)

(1,748)

NMF

Profit before income tax 

34,512

21,224

62.6%

24,989

38.1%


90,950

82,960

9.6%

Income tax expense

(2,434)

(1,780)

36.7%

(8,550)

-71.5%


(13,427)

(4,745)

NMF

Profit

32,078

19,444

65.0%

16,439

95.1%


77,523

78,215

-0.9%











BALANCE SHEET HIGHLIGHTS










Net loans and finance lease receivables, Currency Blended

2,478,944

1,993,582

24.3%

2,251,837

10.1%


2,478,944

1,993,582

24.3%

Net loans and finance lease receivables, GEL

454,478

381,479

19.1%

445,239

2.1%


454,478

381,479

19.1%

Net loans and finance lease receivables, FC

2,024,466

1,612,103

25.6%

1,806,598

12.1%


2,024,466

1,612,103

25.6%

Client deposits, Currency Blended

3,552,322

3,308,347

7.4%

3,439,716

3.3%


3,552,322

3,308,347

7.4%

Client deposits, GEL

1,583,941

1,242,933

27.4%

1,695,890

-6.6%


1,583,941

1,242,933

27.4%

Client deposits, FC

1,968,381

2,065,414

-4.7%

1,743,826

12.9%


1,968,381

2,065,414

-4.7%

Time deposits, Currency Blended

1,739,849

1,316,612

32.1%

1,675,804

3.8%


1,739,849

1,316,612

32.1%

Time deposits, GEL

868,391

515,770

68.4%

896,482

-3.1%


868,391

515,770

68.4%

Time deposits, FC

871,458

800,842

8.8%

779,322

11.8%


871,458

800,842

8.8%

Current accounts and demand deposits, Currency Blended

1,812,473

1,991,735

-9.0%

1,763,912

2.8%


1,812,473

1,991,735

-9.0%

Current accounts and demand deposits, GEL

715,550

727,163

-1.6%

799,408

-10.5%


715,550

727,163

-1.6%

Current accounts and demand deposits, FC

1,096,923

1,264,572

-13.3%

964,504

13.7%


1,096,923

1,264,572

-13.3%

Letters of credit and guarantees, standalone*

679,324

634,414

7.1%

657,902

3.3%


679,324

634,414

7.1%

Assets under management

2,180,100

1,817,843

19.9%

1,993,931

9.3%


2,180,100

1,817,843

19.9%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 










RATIOS










ROAE, Corporate Investment Banking14

22.5%

13.3%


20.0%



20.8%

17.4%


Net interest margin, currency blended

3.4%

3.5%


3.5%



3.4%

3.4%


Cost of risk

1.5%

2.3%


0.6%



1.2%

1.0%


Cost of funds, currency blended

4.8%

4.5%


4.6%



4.6%

4.8%


Loan yield, currency blended

10.8%

10.6%


10.4%



10.3%

10.6%


Loan yield, GEL

13.5%

14.3%


13.2%



13.2%

13.0%


Loan yield, FC

10.2%

9.9%


9.8%



9.7%

10.1%


Cost of deposits, currency blended

4.4%

3.9%


4.1%



4.1%

3.9%


Cost of deposits, GEL

6.6%

6.2%


6.4%



6.4%

6.6%


Cost of deposits, FC

2.4%

2.6%


2.4%



2.4%

2.8%


Cost of time deposits, currency blended

6.2%

5.9%


6.1%



6.0%

5.7%


Cost of time deposits, GEL

7.7%

8.3%


7.8%



7.8%

8.3%


Cost of time deposits, FC

4.5%

4.9%


4.6%



4.5%

5.0%


Current accounts and demand deposits, currency blended

2.6%

2.6%


2.8%



2.7%

2.9%


Current accounts and demand deposits, GEL

5.3%

5.2%


5.3%



5.3%

6.0%


Current accounts and demand deposits, FC

0.7%

1.1%


1.0%



1.0%

0.9%


Cost / income ratio

30.5%

34.5%


31.4%



31.4%

32.4%


Concentration of top ten clients

9.9%

10.4%


10.2%



9.9%

10.4%


 

*Off-balance sheet item

 

 

 

 

 

14 2Q18 and 9M18 ROAE adjusted for demerger related expenses and one-off impact of re-measurement of deferred tax balances

 

Performance highlights

§ CIB continued further growth in 3Q18 after delivering on the targets of loan portfolio risk de-concentration initiatives in 2017. Net loan book reached GEL 2,478.9mln at 30 September 2018, up 24.3% y-o-y and up 10.1% q-o-q (up 19.0% y-o-y and up 4.5% q-o-q on a constant currency basis). The concentration of the top 10 CIB clients stood at 9.9% at 30 September 2018 (10.4% at 30 September 2017 and 10.2% at 30 June 2018)

§ CIB's net interest income increased by 9.1% y-o-y and by 0.9% q-o-q in 3Q18 and increased by 7.4% y-o-y during the first nine months of 2018. CIB NIM stood at 3.4% in 3Q18, down 10bps y-o-y and q-o-q, and remained flat y-o-y at 3.4% during the first nine months of 2018. The y-o-y and q-o-q decline in NIM was attributable to higher cost of funds (up 30bps y-o-y and up 20bps q-o-q, reaching 4.8% in 3Q18), on the back of more expensive local currency denominated deposits. This increase was partially offset by higher currency blended loan yields over the same periods, which increased significantly by 20bps y-o-y and by 40bps q-o-q

§ CIB's net fee and commission income reached GEL 7.2mln in 3Q18, up 22.0% y-o-y and up 13.1% q-o-q. On a nine months basis, net fee and commission income was GEL 19.7mln in 9M18, up 17.1% y-o-y. The y-o-y and q-o-q increase in net fee and commission income both in 3Q18 and 9M18 was largely driven by higher placement and advisory fees over the same periods. CIB's net fee and commission income represented 10.8% of total CIB revenue in 9M18 as compared to 10.1% in 9M17

§ CIB's loan book dollarisation. Foreign currency denominated loans represented 81.7% of CIB's loan portfolio as at 30 September 2018, compared to 80.9% at 30 September 2017 and 80.2% at 30 June 2018. The increase in foreign currency denominated loans was partially due to local currency depreciation in the third quarter 2018. Total CIB loan portfolio amounted to GEL 2,478.9mln, up 24.3% y-o-y and up 10.1% q-o-q. On a constant currency basis, CIB loan book was up 19.0% y-o-y and up 4.5% q-o-q

§ In 3Q18, dollarisation of our CIB deposits decreased to 55.4% as at 30 September 2018 from 62.4% a year ago and increased from 50.7% as at 30 June 2018. Q-o-q increase in foreign currency denominated deposits was partially due to local currency depreciation in the third quarter 2018. Another driver of y-o-y growth in GEL denominated deposits was further decrease in the interest rates on foreign currency deposits (2.4% in 3Q18 and 2Q18, down from 2.6% in 3Q17, and 2.4% in 9M18, down from 2.8% in 9M17). The cost of deposits in local currency, on the other hand, increased by 40bps y-o-y and 20bps q-o-q in 3Q18, while remaining well above the yield of foreign currency deposits. Consequently, total CIB deposits amounted to GEL 3,552.3mln, up 7.4% y-o-y and up 3.3% q-o-q. On a constant currency basis, CIB deposits were up 4.2% y-o-y and largely flat q-o-q

§ Net other income. Net other income reached GEL 5.3mln in 3Q18 (up 123.7% y-o-y and up 153.9% q-o-q) and GEL 10.2mln during the first nine months of 2018 (up 55.0% y-o-y). The y-o-y increase was mostly due to net gains from derivative financial instruments and net gains from investment securities

§ Cost of credit risk. CIB's cost of risk ratio remained well-controlled and stood at 1.5% in 3Q18 (down 80bps y-o-y and up 90bps q-o-q) and at 1.2% in the first nine months 2018 (up 20bps y-o-y). The q-o-q increase was primarily due to the local currency depreciation in 3Q18. The cost of risk adjusted for the devaluation impact was 0.8% in 3Q18. At the same time, CIB's NPL coverage ratio increased to 87.5% at 30 September 2018, up from 83.4% at 30 September 2017 and 87.3% at 30 June 2018

§ As a result, Corporate Investment Banking profit before non-recurring items and income tax was GEL 35.3mln in 3Q18 (up 63.7% y-o-y and down 1.6% q-o-q) and GEL 102.9mln during the first nine months of 2018 (up 21.4% y-o-y). CIB ROAE15 reached 22.5% in 3Q18 (compared to 13.3% a year ago and 20.0% in 2Q18) and 20.8% in 9M18 (compared to 17.4% in 9M17)

 

Performance highlights of wealth management operations

§ The Investment Management's AUM increased to GEL 2,180.1mln in 3Q18, up 19.9% y-o-y and up 9.3% q-o-q. This includes a) deposits of Wealth Management franchise clients, b) assets held at Bank of Georgia Custody, c) Galt & Taggart brokerage client assets, and d) Global certificates of deposit held by Wealth Management clients. The y-o-y and q-o-q increase in AUM mostly reflected increase in client assets and bond issuance activity at Galt & Taggart

§ Wealth Management deposits reached GEL 1,171.5mln in 3Q18, up 7.4% y-o-y and up 7.9% q-o-q, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13.8% over the last five-year period. The cost of deposits stood at 3.2% in 3Q18 and 3.4% in 9M18, down 40bps y-o-y and 30bps q-o-q in 3Q18, and down 50bps y-o-y in 9M18

 

 

15 2Q18 and 9M18 ROAE adjusted for demerger related expenses and one-off impact of re-measurement of deferred tax balances

§ We served 1,510 wealth management clients from 75 countries as of 30 September 2018, compared to 1,416 clients as of 30 September 2017 and 1,490 clients as of 30 June 2018

§ Galt & Taggart, which brings under one brand corporate advisory, debt and equity capital markets  research and brokerage services, continues to develop local capital markets in Georgia

§ During the first nine months of 2018 Galt & Taggart acted as a:

-   co-manager of Georgia Capital's inaugural US$ 300mln international bond issuance due in 2024, in March 2018

-   lead manager for Black Sea Trade and Development Bank, facilitating a public placement of GEL 75mln local bonds in March and June 2018

-   lead manager of Georgian Leasing Company's US$ 5mln local public bond issuance due in 2021, in  June 2018

-   lead manager for Nederlandse Financierings - Maatschappij Voor Ontwikkelingslanden N.V. (FMO), facilitating a public placement of GEL 160mln local bonds in July 2018

§ During 2Q18 Galt & Taggart renewed the agreement to manage the private pension fund of a large Georgian corporate client mandated a year ago through a competitive tender process

§ In February 2018 Global Finance Magazine named Galt & Taggart as the Best Investment Bank in Georgia for the fourth consecutive year; On 31 May 2018, Cbonds, one of the leading news agencies for financial data analysis and processing, named Galt & Taggart as the Best Investment Bank in Georgia 2018 for the third consecutive year


SELECTED FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

INCOME STATEMENT (QUARTERLY)

Bank of Georgia Group Consolidated


Banking Business


Discontinued Operations


Eliminations

GEL thousands, unless otherwise noted

3Q18

3Q17

Change

y-o-y

2Q18

Change

q-o-q


3Q18

3Q17

Change

y-o-y

2Q18

Change

q-o-q


3Q18

3Q17

Change

y-o-y

2Q18

Change

q-o-q


3Q18

3Q17

2Q18























Interest income 

337,261

284,988

18.3%

327,244

3.1%


337,261

287,274

17.4%

329,628

2.3%


-

-

-

-

-


-

(2,286)

(2,384)

Interest expense 

(152,430)

(116,385)

31.0%

(139,756)

9.1%


(152,430)

(119,486)

27.6%

(143,298)

6.4%


-

-

-

-

-


-

3,101

3,542

Net interest income 

184,831

168,603

9.6%

187,488

-1.4%


184,831

167,788

10.2%

186,330

-0.8%


-

-

-

-

-


-

815

1,158

Fee and commission income 

60,413

48,594

24.3%

55,332

9.2%


60,413

49,155

22.9%

55,693

8.5%


-

-

-

-

-


-

(561)

(361)

Fee and commission expense 

(20,932)

(15,840)

32.1%

(17,680)

18.4%


(20,932)

(16,014)

30.7%

(17,846)

17.3%


-

-

-

-

-


-

174

166

Net fee and commission income 

39,481

32,754

20.5%

37,652

4.9%


39,481

33,141

19.1%

37,847

4.3%


-

-

-

-

-


-

(387)

(195)

Net foreign currency gain

34,856

20,436

70.6%

25,004

39.4%


34,856

19,614

77.7%

24,577

41.8%


-

-

-

-

-


-

822

427

Net other income

7,437

2,377

NMF

3,380

120.0%


7,437

2,653

NMF

3,706

100.7%


-

-

-

-

-


-

(276)

(326)

Revenue 

266,605

224,170

18.9%

253,524

5.2%


266,605

223,196

19.4%

252,460

5.6%


-

-

-

-

-


-

974

1,064

Salaries and other employee benefits

(54,107)

(50,054)

8.1%

(53,505)

1.1%


(54,107)

(50,638)

6.9%

(53,925)

0.3%


-

-

-

-

-


-

584

420

Administrative expenses

(30,759)

(22,727)

35.3%

(26,717)

15.1%


(30,759)

(23,241)

32.3%

(26,862)

14.5%


-

-

-

-

-


-

514

145

Depreciation and amortisation

(11,162)

(10,738)

3.9%

(11,392)

-2.0%


(11,162)

(10,738)

3.9%

(11,392)

-2.0%


-

-

-

-

-


-

-

-

Other operating expenses 

(1,109)

(738)

50.3%

(966)

14.8%


(1,109)

(738)

50.3%

(966)

14.8%


-

-

-

-

-


-

-

-

Operating expenses 

(97,137)

(84,257)

15.3%

(92,580)

4.9%


(97,137)

(85,355)

13.8%

(93,145)

4.3%


-

-

-

-

-


-

1,098

565

Profit from associates

326

147

121.8%

376

-13.3%


326

147

121.8%

376

-13.3%


-

-

-

-

-


-

-

-

Operating income before cost of credit risk 

169,794

140,060

21.2%

161,320

5.3%


169,794

137,988

23.0%

159,691

6.3%


-

-

-

-

-


-

2,072

1,629

Expected credit loss / impairment charge on loans to customers 

(48,134)

(34,202)

40.7%

(35,678)

34.9%


(48,134)

(34,202)

40.7%

(35,678)

34.9%


-

-

-

-

-


-

-

-

Expected credit loss / impairment charge on finance lease receivables

(426)

(781)

-45.5%

(266)

60.2%


(426)

(781)

-45.5%

(266)

60.2%


-

-

-

-

-


-

-

-

Other expected credit loss / impairment charge on other assets and provisions

(4,176)

(1,850)

125.7%

(3,726)

12.1%


(4,176)

(1,850)

125.7%

(3,726)

12.1%


-

-

-

-

-


-

-

-

Cost of credit risk 

(52,736)

(36,833)

43.2%

(39,670)

32.9%


(52,736)

(36,833)

43.2%

(39,670)

32.9%


-

-

-

-

-


-

-

-

Profit before non-recurring items and income tax

117,058

103,227

13.4%

121,650

-3.8%


117,058

101,155

15.7%

120,021

-2.5%


-

-

-

-

-


-

2,072

1,629

Net non-recurring items 

(3,747)

(1,376)

NMF

(43,875)

-91.5%


(3,747)

(1,376)

NMF

(44,047)

-91.5%


-

-

-

-

-


-

-

172

Profit before income tax 

113,311

101,851

11.3%

77,775

45.7%


113,311

99,779

13.6%

75,974

49.1%


-

-

-

-

-


-

2,072

1,801

Income tax expense

(8,763)

(7,850)

11.6%

(27,507)

-68.1%


(8,763)

(7,850)

11.6%

(27,507)

-68.1%


-

-

-

-

-


-

-

-

Profit from continuing operations

104,548

94,001

11.2%

50,268

108.0%


104,548

91,929

13.7%

48,467

115.7%


-

-

-

-

-


-

2,072

1,801

Profit from discontinued operations

-

18,838

NMF

78,961

NMF


-

-

-

-

-


-

20,910

NMF

80,762

NMF


-

(2,072)

(1,801)

Profit

104,548

112,839

-7.3%

129,229

-19.1%


104,548

91,929

13.7%

48,467

115.7%


-

20,910

NMF

80,762

NMF


-

-

-























Attributable to:






















- shareholders of the Group

104,100

106,276

-2.0%

123,078

-15.4%


104,100

91,543

13.7%

48,324

115.4%


-

14,733

NMF

74,754

NMF


-

-

-

- non-controlling interests

448

6,563

-93.2%

6,151

-92.7%


448

386

16.1%

143

NMF


-

6,177

NMF

6,008

NMF


-

-

-























Profit from continuing operations attributable to:






















- shareholders of the Group

104,100

93,615

11.2%

50,125

107.7%


104,100

91,543

13.7%

48,324

115.4%


-

-

-

-

-


-

2,072

1,801

- non-controlling interests

448

386

16.1%

143

NMF


448

386

16.1%

143

NMF


-

-

-

-

-


-

-

-























Profit from discontinued operations attributable to:






















- shareholders of the Group

-

12,661

NMF

72,953

NMF


-

-

-

-

-


-

14,733

NMF

74,754

NMF


-

(2,072)

(1,801)

- non-controlling interests

-

6,177

NMF

6,008

NMF


-

-

-

-

-


-

6,177

NMF

6,008

NMF


-

-

-























Earnings per share (basic)

2.18

2.82

-22.7%

2.77

-21.3%

















- earnings per share from continuing operations

2.18

2.49

-12.4%

1.13

92.9%

















- earnings per share from discontinued operations

-

0.33

NMF

1.64

NMF







































Earnings per share (diluted)

2.18

2.70

-19.3%

2.74

-20.4%

















- earnings per share from continuing operations

2.18

2.38

-8.4%

1.12

94.6%

















- earnings per share from discontinued operations

-

0.32

NMF

1.62

NMF

















 

 

 

 

 

 

INCOME STATEMENT (NINE MONTHS)

Bank of Georgia Group Consolidated


Banking Business


Discontinued Operations


Eliminations

GEL thousands, unless otherwise noted

9M18

9M17

Change

y-o-y


9M18

9M17

Change

y-o-y


9M18

9M17

Change

y-o-y


9M18

9M17

Change

y-o-y

















Interest income 

975,654

821,325

18.8%


980,442

827,342

18.50%


-

-

-


(4,788)

(6,017)

-20.4%

Interest expense 

(422,221)

(332,288)

27.1%


(429,158)

(338,366)

26.80%


-

-

-


6,937

6,078

14.1%

Net interest income 

553,433

489,037

13.2%


551,284

488,976

12.7%


-

-

-


2,149

61

NMF

Fee and commission income 

166,418

137,102

21.4%


167,319

138,760

20.6%


-

-

-


(901)

(1,658)

-45.7%

Fee and commission expense 

(55,100)

(43,535)

26.6%


(55,481)

(44,024)

26.0%


-

-

-


381

489

-22.1%

Net fee and commission income 

111,318

93,567

19.0%


111,838

94,736

18.1%


-

-

-


(520)

(1,169)

-55.5%

Net foreign currency gain

74,773

50,967

46.7%


75,448

58,596

28.8%


-

-

-


(675)

(7,629)

-91.2%

Net other income

16,334

5,937

NMF


16,887

6,715

151.5%


-

-

-


(553)

(778)

-28.9%

Revenue 

755,858

639,508

18.2%


755,457

649,023

16.4%


-

-

-


401

(9,515)

NMF

Salaries and other employee benefits

(156,430)

(140,850)

11.1%


(157,485)

(142,424)

10.6%


-

-

-


1,055

1,574

-33.0%

Administrative expenses

(82,644)

(66,612)

24.1%


(83,254)

(68,046)

22.3%


-

-

-


610

1,434

-57.5%

Depreciation and amortisation

(34,077)

(30,460)

11.9%


(34,077)

(30,460)

11.9%


-

-

-


-

-

-

Other operating expenses 

(2,844)

(2,263)

25.7%


(2,844)

(2,263)

25.7%


-

-

-


-

-

-

Operating expenses 

(275,995)

(240,185)

14.9%


(277,660)

(243,193)

14.2%


-

-

-


1,665

3,008

-44.6%

Profit from associates

1,021

1,055

-3.2%


1,021

1,055

-3.2%


-

-

-


-

-

-

Operating income before cost of credit risk 

480,884

400,378

20.1%


478,818

406,885

17.7%


-

-

-


2,066

(6,507)

NMF

Expected credit loss / impairment charge on loans to customers 

(124,818)

(113,299)

10.2%


(124,818)

(113,299)

10.2%


-

-

-


-

-

-

Expected credit loss / impairment charge on finance lease receivables

(678)

(988)

-31.4%


(678)

(988)

-31.4%


-

-

-


-

-

-

Other expected credit loss / impairment charge on other assets and provisions

(5,053)

(10,582)

-52.2%


(5,053)

(10,582)

-52.2%


-

-

-


-

-

-

Cost of credit risk 

(130,549)

(124,869)

4.5%


(130,549)

(124,869)

4.5%


-

-

-


-

-

-

Profit before non-recurring items and income tax

350,335

275,509

27.2%


348,269

282,016

23.5%


-

-

-


2,066

(6,507)

NMF

Net non-recurring items 

(50,570)

(4,087)

NMF


(50,742)

(4,087)

NMF


-

-

-


172

-

-

Profit before income tax 

299,765

271,422

10.4%


297,527

277,929

7.1%


-

-

-


2,238

(6,507)

NMF

Income tax expense

(45,328)

(15,541)

NMF


(45,328)

(15,541)

NMF


-

-

-


-

-

-

Profit from continuing operations

254,437

255,881

-0.6%


252,199

262,388

-3.9%


-

-

-


2,238

(6,507)

NMF

Profit from discontinued operations

107,899

88,758

21.6%


-

-

-


110,137

82,251

33.9%


(2,238)

6,507

NMF

Profit

362,336

344,639

5.1%


252,199

262,388

-3.9%


110,137

82,251

33.9%


-

-

-

















Attributable to:
















- shareholders of the Group

343,130

323,885

5.9%


251,208

261,146

-3.8%


91,922

62,739

46.5%


-

-

-

- non-controlling interests

19,206

20,754

-7.5%


991

1,242

-20.2%


18,215

19,512

-6.6%


-

-

-

















Profit from continuing operations attributable to:
















- shareholders of the Group

253,446

254,639

-0.5%


251,208

261,146

-3.8%


-

-

-


2,238

(6,507)

NMF

- non-controlling interests

991

1,242

-20.2%


991

1,242

-20.2%


-

-

-


-

-

-

















Profit from discontinued operations attributable to:
















- shareholders of the Group

89,684

69,246

29.5%


-

-

-


91,922

62,739

46.5%


(2,238)

6,507

NMF

- non-controlling interests

18,215

19,512

-6.6%


-

-

-


18,215

19,512

-6.6%


-

-

-

















Earnings per share (basic)

7.93

8.56

-7.4%













- earnings per share from continuing operations

5.86

6.73

-12.9%













- earnings per share from discontinued operations

2.07

1.83

13.1%





























Earnings per share (diluted)

7.84

8.20

-4.4%













- earnings per share from continuing operations

5.79

6.45

-10.2%













- earnings per share from discontinued operations

2.05

1.75

17.1%













 



 

 

BALANCE SHEET

Bank of Georgia Group Consolidated


Banking Business


Discontinued Operations


Eliminations

GEL thousands, unless otherwise noted

Sep -17

Change

y-o-y

June-18

Change

q-o-q


Sep-18

Sep -17

Change

y-o-y

June-18

Change

q-o-q


Sep-18

Sep -17

Change

y-o-y

June-18

Change

q-o-q


Sep-18

Sep-17

Jun-18






















Cash and cash equivalents

1,237,867

1,721,811

-28.1%

1,546,863

-20.0%


1,237,867

1,648,098

-24.9%

1,546,863

-20.0%


-

345,137

NMF

-

-


-

(271,424)

-

Amounts due from credit institutions

1,398,061

985,120

41.9%

993,862

40.7%


1,398,061

950,775

47.0%

993,862

40.7%


-

60,565

NMF

-

-


-

(26,220)

-

Investment securities

2,060,880

1,421,401

45.0%

1,725,692

19.4%


2,060,880

1,469,274

40.3%

1,725,692

19.4%


-

33,914

NMF

-

-


-

(81,787)

-

Loans to customers and finance lease receivables

8,724,825

6,917,211

26.1%

8,078,132

8.0%


8,724,825

6,951,493

25.5%

8,078,132

8.0%


-

-

-

-

-


-

(34,282)

-

Accounts receivable and other loans

3,256

177,658

-98.2%

4,878

-33.3%


3,256

7,681

-57.6%

4,878

-33.3%


-

174,493

NMF

-

-


-

(4,516)

-

Insurance premiums receivable

-

53,998

NMF

-

-


-

-

-

-

-


-

54,326

NMF

-

-


-

(328)

-

Prepayments

48,444

164,911

-70.6%

74,238

-34.7%


48,444

54,808

-11.6%

74,238

-34.7%


-

110,135

NMF

-

-


-

(32)

-

Inventories

18,598

230,661

-91.9%

11,085

67.8%


18,598

20,893

-11.0%

11,085

67.8%


-

209,768

NMF

-

-


-

-

-

Investment property

216,715

319,059

-32.1%

218,224

-0.7%


216,715

175,071

23.8%

218,224

-0.7%


-

148,323

NMF

-

-


-

(4,335)

-

Property and equipment

315,980

1,501,735

-79.0%

313,627

0.8%


315,980

309,769

2.0%

313,627

0.8%


-

1,187,631

NMF

-

-


-

4,335

-

Goodwill

33,351

159,570

-79.1%

33,351

0.0%


33,351

33,351

0.0%

33,351

0.0%


-

126,219

NMF

-

-


-

-

-

Intangible assets

85,247

79,573

7.1%

61,462

38.7%


85,247

53,939

58.0%

61,462

38.7%


-

25,634

NMF

-

-


-

-

-

Income tax assets

28,237

6,826

NMF

21,792

29.6%


28,237

1,582

NMF

21,792

29.6%


-

5,244

NMF

-

-


-

-

-

Other assets

105,882

188,239

-43.8%

125,615

-15.7%


105,882

102,984

2.8%

125,615

-15.7%


-

92,038

NMF

-

-


-

(6,783)

-

Total assets

14,277,343

13,927,773

2.5%

13,208,821

8.1%


14,277,343

11,779,718

21.2%

13,208,821

8.1%


-

2,573,427

NMF

-

-


-

(425,372)

-

Client deposits and notes

7,932,536

6,252,228

26.9%

7,174,234

10.6%


7,932,536

6,549,904

21.1%

7,174,234

10.6%


-

-

-

-

-


-

(297,676)

-

Amounts due to credit institutions

3,006,739

2,774,525

8.4%

2,740,595

9.7%


3,006,739

2,350,438

27.9%

2,740,595

9.7%


-

459,158

NMF

-

-


-

(35,071)

-

Debt securities issued

1,578,532

1,691,260

-6.7%

1,527,452

3.3%


1,578,532

1,298,641

21.6%

1,527,452

3.3%


-

479,142

NMF

-

-


-

(86,523)

-

Accruals and deferred income

35,977

160,530

-77.6%

33,397

7.7%


35,977

31,332

14.8%

33,397

7.7%


-

132,783

NMF

-

-


-

(3,585)

-

Insurance contracts liabilities

-

77,695

NMF

-

-


-

-

-

-

-


-

77,695

NMF

-

-


-

-

-

Income tax liabilities

37,716

16,166

133.3%

43,326

-12.9%


37,716

14,697

156.6%

43,326

-12.9%


-

1,469

NMF

-

-


-

-

-

Other liabilities

52,495

326,686

-83.9%

52,231

0.5%


52,495

47,660

10.1%

52,231

0.5%


-

281,543

NMF

-

-


-

(2,517)

-

Total liabilities

12,643,995

11,299,090

11.9%

11,571,235

9.3%


12,643,995

10,292,672

22.8%

11,571,235

9.3%


-

1,431,790

NMF

-

-


-

(425,372)

-

Share capital

1,618

1,151

40.6%

1,790

-9.6%


1,618

1,151

40.6%

1,790

-9.6%


-

-

-

-

-


-

-

-

Additional paid-in capital

464,960

138,144

NMF

463,130

0.4%


464,960

-

-

463,130

0.4%


-

138,144

NMF

-

-


-

-

-

Treasury shares

(44)

(54)

-18.5%

(41)

7.3%


(44)

(54)

-18.5%

(41)

7.3%


-

-

-

-

-


-

-

-

Other reserves

34,282

124,092

-72.4%

26,268

30.5%


34,282

(49,407)

NMF

26,268

30.5%


-

173,499

NMF

-

-


-

-

-

Retained earnings

1,125,385

2,065,239

-45.5%

1,139,285

-1.2%


1,125,385

1,528,751

-26.4%

1,139,285

-1.2%


-

536,488

NMF

-

-


-

-

-

Total equity attributable to shareholders of the Group

1,626,201

2,328,572

-30.2%

1,630,432

-0.3%


1,626,201

1,480,441

9.8%

1,630,432

-0.3%


-

848,131

NMF

-

-


-

-

-

Non-controlling interests

7,147

300,111

-97.6%

7,154

-0.1%


7,147

6,605

8.2%

7,154

-0.1%


-

293,506

NMF

-

-


-

-

-

Total equity

1,633,348

2,628,683

-37.9%

1,637,586

-0.3%


1,633,348

1,487,046

9.8%

1,637,586

-0.3%


-

1,141,637

NMF

-

-


-

-

-

Total liabilities and equity

14,277,343

13,927,773

2.5%

13,208,821

8.1%


14,277,343

11,779,718

21.2%

13,208,821

8.1%


-

2,573,427

NMF

-

-


-

(425,372)

-

Book value per share

34.12

62.06

-45.0%

34.12

0.0%

















 

 

 

 

 

 


 

BELARUSKY NARODNY BANK (BNB)

 

INCOME STATEMENT, HIGHLIGHTS

3Q18

3Q17

Change

y-o-y

2Q18

Change

q-o-q


9M18

9M17

Change

y-o-y

GEL thousands, unless otherwise stated




















 Net interest income 

6,525

6,729

-3.0%

6,354

2.7%


19,423

23,376

-16.9%

 Net fee and commission income 

1,669

2,287

-27.0%

2,503

-33.3%


6,449

6,915

-6.7%

 Net foreign currency gain

3,885

2,780

39.7%

4,182

-7.1%


11,344

7,396

53.4%

 Net other income

105

212

-50.5%

192

-45.3%


414

478

-13.4%

 Revenue 

12,184

12,008

1.5%

13,231

-7.9%


37,630

38,165

-1.4%

 Operating expenses 

(7,571)

(7,846)

-3.5%

(8,184)

-7.5%


(23,476)

(21,480)

9.3%

 Operating income before cost of credit risk

4,613

4,162

10.8%

5,047

-8.6%


14,154

16,685

-15.2%

 Cost of credit risk 

(718)

300

NMF

(2,305)

-68.9%


(3,740)

(8,575)

-56.4%

 Net non-recurring items 

(3)

-

NMF

(5)

-40.0%


(709)

(55)

NMF

 Profit before income tax 

3,892

4,462

-12.8%

2,737

42.2%


9,705

8,055

20.5%

 Income tax expense

(885)

(728)

21.6%

(721)

22.7%


(2,383)

(1,381)

72.6%

 Profit

3,007

3,734

-19.5%

2,016

49.2%


7,322

6,674

9.7%

 

 

BALANCE SHEET, HIGHLIGHTS

Sep-18

Sep-17

Change

y-o-y

Jun-18

Change

q-o-q

GEL thousands, unless otherwise stated












Cash and cash equivalents

65,808

105,475

-37.6%

86,932

-24.3%

Amounts due from credit institutions

11,469

10,146

13.0%

10,719

7.0%

Investment securities

109,798

120,521

-8.9%

38,815

NMF

Loans to customers and finance lease receivables

394,749

380,326

3.8%

394,502

0.1%

Other assets

42,038

28,468

47.7%

40,833

3.0%

Total assets

623,862

644,936

-3.3%

571,801

9.1%

Client deposits and notes

363,233

316,414

14.8%

297,756

22.0%

Amounts due to credit institutions

146,932

221,712

-33.7%

161,332

-8.9%

Debt securities issued

28,825

29,685

-2.9%

32,453

-11.2%

Other liabilities

4,433

4,827

-8.2%

3,723

19.1%

Total liabilities

543,423

572,638

-5.1%

495,264

9.7%

Total equity

80,439

72,298

11.3%

76,537

5.1%

Total liabilities and equity

623,862

644,936

-3.3%

571,801

9.1%

 

 



 

 

BANKING BUSINESS KEY RATIOS

3Q18

3Q17

2Q18


9M18

9M17

Profitability







ROAA, Annualised16

3.0%

3.2%

3.1%


3.1%

3.2%

ROAE, Annualised16

25.8%

25.1%

25.2%


25.7%

24.3%

RB ROAE16

29.4%

34.1%

30.5%


30.5%

29.7%

CIB ROAE16

22.5%

13.3%

20.0%


20.8%

17.4%

Net Interest Margin, Annualised

6.4%

7.3%

6.9%


6.8%

7.3%

RB NIM

7.2%

8.5%

8.0%


7.8%

8.6%

CIB NIM

3.4%

3.5%

3.5%


3.4%

3.4%

Loan Yield, Annualised

13.5%

14.3%

14.0%


13.8%

14.2%

RB Loan Yield

14.9%

16.3%

15.8%


15.5%

16.2%

CIB Loan Yield

10.8%

10.6%

10.4%


10.3%

10.6%

Liquid Assets Yield, Annualised

3.8%

3.5%

3.8%


3.7%

3.4%

Cost of Funds, Annualised

5.0%

4.8%

5.0%


5.0%

4.7%

Cost of Client Deposits and Notes, Annualised

3.6%

3.5%

3.6%


3.5%

3.5%

RB Cost of Client Deposits and Notes

2.8%

2.9%

2.9%


2.8%

3.0%

CIB Cost of Client Deposits and Notes

4.4%

3.9%

4.1%


4.1%

3.9%

Cost of Amounts Due to Credit Institutions, Annualised

7.4%

6.5%

7.2%


7.1%

6.4%

Cost of Debt Securities Issued

7.8%

7.9%

7.7%


7.8%

7.2%

Operating Leverage, Y-O-Y

5.6%

-2.6%

3.8%


2.2%

1.0%

Operating Leverage, Q-O-Q

1.3%

-0.4%

0.2%


0.0%

0.0%

Efficiency







Cost / Income

36.4%

38.2%

36.9%


36.8%

37.5%

RB Cost / Income

36.8%

37.8%

36.6%


36.6%

38.1%

CIB Cost / Income

30.5%

34.5%

31.4%


31.4%

32.4%

Liquidity







NBG Liquidity Ratio

32.5%

44.4%

30.2%


32.5%

44.4%

Liquid Assets To Total Liabilities

37.1%

39.5%

36.9%


37.1%

39.5%

Net Loans To Client Deposits and Notes

110.0%

106.1%

112.6%


110.0%

106.1%

Net Loans To Client Deposits and Notes + DFIs

94.9%

90.0%

96.9%


94.9%

90.0%

Leverage (Times)

7.7

                  6.9

                  7.1


7.7

                  6.9

Asset Quality:







NPLs (in GEL)

265,875

         297,134

         247,861


265,875

         297,134

NPLs To Gross Loans To Clients

3.0%

4.1%

3.0%


3.0%

4.1%

NPL Coverage Ratio

102.9%

93.6%

110.5%


102.9%

93.6%

NPL Coverage Ratio, Adjusted for discounted value of collateral

141.4%

132.8%

147.2%


141.4%

132.8%

Cost of Risk, Annualised

2.2%

2.0%

1.7%


2.0%

2.2%

RB Cost of Risk

2.7%

2.0%

2.2%


2.5%

2.8%

CIB Cost of Risk

1.5%

2.3%

0.6%


1.2%

1.0%

Capital Adequacy:







NBG (Basel III) Tier I Capital Adequacy Ratio

11.0%

n/a

12.5%


11.0%

n/a

NBG (Basel III) Total Capital Adequacy Ratio

15.9%

n/a

17.5%


15.9%

n/a

Selected Operating Data:







Total Assets Per FTE

1,956

              1,732

              1,817


1,956

              1,732

Number Of Active Branches, Of Which:

285

                 283

                 284


285

                 283

 - Express Branches (including Metro)

169

                153

                168


169

                153

 - Bank of Georgia Branches

104

                119

                104


104

                119

 - Solo Lounges

12

                   11

                   12


12

                   11

Number Of ATMs

858

                 829

                 856


858

                 829

Number Of Cards Outstanding, Of Which:

2,192,870

      2,176,761

      2,235,122


2,192,870

      2,176,761

 - Debit cards

1,603,960

     1,431,859

     1,607,087


1,603,960

     1,431,859

 - Credit cards

588,910

         744,902

         628,035


588,910

         744,902

Number Of POS Terminals

13,419

            11,997

            12,816


13,419

            11,997

 

FX Rates:







GEL/US$ exchange rate (period-end)

2.6151

2.4767

2.4516




GEL/GBP exchange rate (period-end)

3.4130

3.3158

3.2209




 

 

 


Sep-18

Sep-17

Jun-18

Full Time Employees, Group, Of Which:

7,300

6,801

7,270

 - Full Time Employees, BOG Standalone

5,709

5,293

5,689

 - Full Time Employees, BNB

705

679

699

 - Full Time Employees, BB other

886

829

882

 

 

 

Shares Outstanding

Sep-18

Sep-17

Jun-18

Ordinary Shares

47,656,452

37,520,410

47,779,684

Treasury Shares

1,512,978

1,864,302

1,389,746

Total Shares Outstanding

49,169,430

39,384,712

49,169,430

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16 2Q18 and 9M18 results adjusted for demerger related expenses and one-off impact of re-measurement of deferred tax balances

 

Annex:

In this announcement the Management uses various alternative performance measures ("APMs"), which they believe provide additional useful information for understanding the financial performance of the Group. These APMs are not defined by International Financial Reporting Standards, and also may not be directly comparable with other companies who use similar measures. We believe that these APMs provide the best representation of our financial performance as these measures are used by management to evaluate our operating performance and make day-to-day operating decisions. 

 

Glossary

 

1.     Return on average total assets (ROAA) equals Banking Business Profit for the period divided by monthly average total assets for the same period;

2.     Return on average total equity (ROAE) equals Banking Business Profit for the period attributable to shareholders of the Group divided by monthly average equity attributable to shareholders of the Group for the same period;

3.     Net Interest Margin (NIM) equals Net Interest Income of the period divided by monthly Average Interest Earning Assets Excluding Cash for the same period; Interest Earning Assets Excluding Cash comprise: Amounts Due From Credit Institutions, Investment Securities (but excluding corporate shares) and net Loans To Customers And Finance Lease Receivables;

4.     Loan Yield equals Interest Income from Loans To Customers And Finance Lease Receivables divided by monthly Average Gross Loans To Customers And Finance Lease Receivables;

5.     Cost of Funds equals Interest Expense of the period divided by monthly average interest bearing liabilities; interest bearing liabilities include: amounts due to credit institutions, client deposits and notes, and debt securities issued;

6.     Operating Leverage equals percentage change in revenue less percentage change in operating expenses;

7.     Cost / Income Ratio equals operating expenses divided by revenue;

8.     NBG Liquidity Ratio equals daily average liquid assets (as defined by NBG) during the month divided by daily average liabilities (as defined by NBG) during the month;

9.     Liquid assets include: cash and cash equivalents, amounts due from credit institutions and investment securities;

10.   Liquidity Coverage Ratio equals high quality liquid assets (as defined by NBG) divided by net cash outflows over the next 30 days (as defined by NBG);

11.   Leverage (Times) equals total liabilities divided by total equity;

12.   NPL Coverage Ratio equals allowance for impairment of loans and finance lease receivables divided by NPLs;

13.   NPL Coverage Ratio adjusted for discounted value of collateral equals allowance for impairment of loans and finance lease receivables divided by NPLs (discounted value of collateral is added back to allowance for impairment);

14.   Cost of Risk equals expected loss/ impairment charge for loans to customers and finance lease receivables for the period divided by monthly average gross loans to customers and finance lease receivables over the same period;

15.   NBG (Basel III) Tier I Capital Adequacy ratio equals  Tier I Capital divided by total risk weighted assets, both calculated in accordance with the requirements of the National Bank of Georgia instructions;

16.   NBG (Basel III) Total Capital Adequacy ratio equals total regulatory capital divided by total risk weighted assets, both calculated in accordance with the requirements of the National Bank of Georgia instructions;

17.   NMF - Not meaningful

 



 

Bank of Georgia Group PLC 3Q18 and 9M18 Results Conference Call Details

 

Bank of Georgia Group PLC ("Bank of Georgia Group" or the "Group") has published its third quarter and first nine months of 2018 financial results at 07:00 London time. This results announcement is also available on the Group's website at www.bankofgeorgiagroup.com. An investor/analyst conference call, organised by the Bank of Georgia Group, will be held on, 22 November 2018, at 13:00 UK / 14:00 CET / 08:00 U.S Eastern Time. The duration of the call will be 60 minutes and will consist of a 15-minute update and a 45-minute Q&A session.

 

Dial-in numbers:

Pass code for replays/Conference ID: 3554868

International Dial-in: +44 (0) 2071 928000

UK: 08445718892

US: 16315107495

Austria: 019286559

Belgium: 024009874

Czech Republic: 228881424

Denmark: 32728042

Finland: 0942450806

France: 0176700794

Germany: 06924437351

Hungary: 0614088064

Ireland: 014319615

Italy: 0687502026

Luxembourg: 27860515

Netherlands: 0207143545

Norway: 23960264

Spain: 914146280

Sweden: 0850692180

Switzerland: 0315800059

30-Day replay:

Pass code for replays / Conference ID: 3554868

International Dial in: +44 (0) 3333009785

UK National Dial In: 08717000471

UK Local Dial In: 08445718951

USA Free Call Dial In: 1 (866) 331-1332

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

COMPANY INFORMATION

 

Bank of Georgia Group PLC

 

Registered Address

84 Brook Street

London W1K 5EH

United Kingdom

www.bankofgeorgiagroup.com 

Registered under number 10917019 in England and Wales

 

Secretary

Link Company Matters Limited

65 Gresham Street

London EC2V 7NQ

United Kingdom

 

Stock Listing

London Stock Exchange PLC's Main Market for listed securities

Ticker: "BGEO.LN"

 

Contact Information

Bank of Georgia Group PLC Investor Relations

Telephone: +44(0) 203 178 4052; +995 322 444444 (9282)

E-mail: [email protected]bog.ge

 

Auditors

Ernst & Young LLP

25 Churchill Place

Canary Wharf

London E14 5EY

United Kingdom

 

Registrar

Computershare Investor Services PLC

The Pavilions

Bridgwater Road

Bristol BS13 8AE

United Kingdom

 

Please note that Investor Centre is a free, secure online service run by our Registrar, Computershare,

giving you convenient access to information on your shareholdings. 

Investor Centre Web Address - www.investorcentre.co.uk.

Investor Centre Shareholder Helpline - +44 (0)370 873 5866

 

Share price information

Shareholders can access both the latest and historical prices via the website

www.bankofgeorgiagroup.com 


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