BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO) posted a 13% year-on-year (YoY) increase in net income to
P11.7 billion for the 1Q 2022, driven by the Bank’s core businesses.
Loan portfolio rose by 7% to
P2.4 trillion on strong demand from corporate borrowers, the recovery in the middle market, and the resilience of the consumer segment. Deposits went up to P2.8 trillion driven by the 11% YoY increase in Current Account/Savings Account (CASA) deposits, now comprising ~86% of total deposits. This resulted in net interest income of P33.9 billion, 6% higher than a year-ago.
Non-interest income increased by 9% to
P16.7 billion, driven by fees and insurance premiums. Trading and forex gains were in line with normalized business levels.
Operating expense (OPEX) growth was manageable at 3% YoY to
Asset quality continued to improve with NPL ratio down to 2.72% from 2.81% last year. The Bank maintained its conservative credit and provisioning policy with provisions at
P3.7 billion compared to P2.9 billion a year-ago, resulting in higher NPL coverage at 120.8%
Total capital base strengthened to ?429.9 billion, with the Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) and Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) Ratio both increasing to 14.6% and 13.5%, respectively, comfortably above regulatory minimum.
BDO’s Return on Common Equity (ROCE) for the 1Q 2022 increased to 11.09% from 10.56% in the same period last year. The Bank’s Book Value per common share rose to
P96.47 as of end-March 2022 for a 7% year-on-year growth.
BDO’s sustained earnings performance, robust business franchise, and solid capital base place the Bank in a good position for long-term sustainable growth.