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Bank of Åland Plc: Half-Year Financial Report for the period January - June 2022

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Ålandsbanken
Ålandsbanken


Bank of Åland Plc
Half-Year Financial Report
July 19, 2022 9:00 am

Half-Year Financial Report for the period January - June 2022

“A turbulent first half of 2022: with war in Ukraine, high inflation, rising interest rates and bond yields as well as plunging stock markets. Despite this turbulence, we have seen a continued stable net inflow of new customers and financial investment volumes, EUR +294 M. Adjusted for the divestment of most of our Swedish mortgage loan portfolio − about EUR 1 billion − lending grew by EUR 372 M during the first six months of this year.

“To summarise, it was a satisfactory first half. We will have to prepare ourselves for continued turbulence during the second half of 2022, but my perception is that the Bank of Åland will also take on the rest of the year with solid confidence.”

Peter Wiklöf, Managing Director and Chief Executive

January - June 2022 compared to January - June 2021

  • Net operating profit was about the same and totalled EUR 24.3 M (24.4).

  • Net interest income decreased by 3 per cent to EUR 29.6 M (30.5).

  • Net commission income increased by 8 per cent to EUR 41.5 M (38.5).

  • Total expenses increased by 13 per cent to EUR 67.2 M (59.7).

  • Net impairment losses on financial assets (including recoveries) totalled EUR 2.8 M (0.6), equivalent to a loan loss level of 0.13 (0.03) per cent.

  • Return on equity after taxes (ROE) decreased to 13.4 (14.4) per cent.

  • Earnings per share decreased by 2 per cent to EUR 1.25 (1.27).

  • The common equity Tier 1 capital ratio increased to 12.5 per cent (12.1 per cent on December 31, 2021).

  • Unchanged future outlook: The Bank of Åland expects its net operating profit in 2022 to be about the same as in 2021.

The second quarter of 2022 compared to the second quarter of 2021

  • Net operating profit decreased by 23 per cent to EUR 10.4 M (13.6).

  • Net interest income was about the same and totalled EUR 15.2 M (15.2).

  • Net commission income increased by 12 per cent to EUR 21.2 M (18.9).

  • Total expenses increased by 9 per cent to EUR 31.7 M (29.2).

  • Net impairment losses on financial assets (including recoveries) totalled EUR 1.2 M (0.5), equivalent to a loan loss level of 0.13 (0.05) per cent.

  • Return on equity after taxes (ROE) decreased to 11.9 (16.4) per cent.

  • Earnings per share decreased by 25 per cent to EUR 0.54 (0.72).

Financial summary

Group

Q2
2022

Q1
2022

 %

Q2
2021

 %

Jan-Jun
2022

Jan-Jun
2021

%

EUR M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net interest income

15.2

14.3

6

15.2

0

29.6

30.5

-3

Net commission income

21.2

20.2

5

18.9

12

41.5

38.5

8

Net income from financial items at fair value

-0.2

10.8

 

-0.6

-64

10.6

-0.3

 

Other income

7.1

5.7

23

9.7

-27

12.8

15.9

-20

Total income

43.3

51.1

-15

43.2

0

94.4

84.6

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Staff costs

-19.1

-18.9

1

-18.5

3

-37.9

-36.0

5

Other expenses

-9.5

-9.7

-2

-7.8

22

-19.2

-15.2

27

Statutory fees

0.1

-3.6

 

0.1

55

-3.4

-2.8

25

Depreciation/amortisation

-3.3

-3.4

-3

-2.9

13

-6.7

-5.8

14

Total expenses

-31.7

-35.5

-11

-29.2

9

-67.2

-59.7

13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit before impairment losses

11.6

15.6

-26

14.1

-18

27.2

25.0

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impairment losses on financial assets, net

-1.2

-1.7

-32

-0.5

 

-2.8

-0.6

 

Net operating profit

10.4

13.9

-25

13.6

-23

24.3

24.4

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income taxes

-2.1

-2.9

-27

-2.4

-11

-5.0

-4.5

9

Profit for the report period

8.3

11.0

-24

11.2

-26

19.4

19.8

-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Attributable to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shareholders in Bank of Åland Plc

8.3

11.0

-24

11.2

-26

19.4

19.8

-2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volume

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lending to the public

4,145

3,936

5

4,518

-8

 

 

 

Deposits from the public

4,295

4,238

1

3,801

13

 

 

 

Actively managed assets 1

8,425

9,082

-7

8,541

-1

 

 

 

Managed mortgage loans 2

1,162

1,114

4

 

 

 

 

 

Equity capital

310

310

0

311

0

 

 

 

Balance sheet total

5,943

5,950

0

6,261

-5

 

 

 

Risk exposure amount

1,893

1,805

5

1,870

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financial ratios

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Return on equity after taxes, % (ROE) 3

11.9

15.0

 

16.4

 

13.4

14.4

 

Return on equity after taxes, % (ROE), moving 12-month average to end of report period

13.6

14.7

 

13.7

 

 

 

 

Expense/income ratio 4

0.73

0.69

 

0.67

 

0.71

0.71

 

Loan loss level, % 5

0.13

0.16

 

0.05

 

0.13

0.03

 

Gross share of loans in Stage 3, % 6

1.40

1.55

 

1.01

 

 

 

 

Liquidity coverage ratio (LCR), % 7

114

132

 

152

 

 

 

 

Net stable funding ratio (NSFR), % 8

116

121

 

110

 

 

 

 

Loan/deposit ratio, % 9

96

93

 

119

 

 

 

 

Common equtiy Tier 1 capital ratio, % 10

12.5

13.9

 

13.0

 

 

 

 

Tier 1 capital ratio, % 11

14.0

15.5

 

14.6

 

 

 

 

Total capital ratio, % 12

15.9

17.5

 

16.1

 

 

 

 

Leverage ratio, % 13

4.3

5.0

 

4.8

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share, EUR 14

0.54

0.71

-24

0.72

-25

1.25

1.27

-2

Earnings per share, EUR, moving 12-month average to end of report period

2.53

2.71

-7

2.45

3

 

 

 

Equity capital per share, EUR 15

18.06

18.02

0

18.07

0

 

 

 

Working hours re-calculated to full-time equivalent positions

843

836

1

825

2

838

807

4

1 Actively managed assets encompassed managed assets in the Group’s own mutual funds, as well as discretionary and advisory securities volume plus external funds with contractual earnings
2 Total mortgage loan volume in Borgo AB that the Bank of Åland manages through various services

3 Profit for the report period attributable to shareholders / Average shareholders´portion of equity capital
4 Expenses / Income
5 Impairment losses on loan portfolio and other commitments / Lending to the public at the beginning of the period"
6 Share of loans in Stage 3 / Gross lending to the public
7 LCR, assets at levels 1 and 2 / 30-day net cash outflow
8 Available stable funding / Stable funding requirement
9 Lending to the public / Deposits from the public
10 Common equity Tier 1 capital / Risk exposure amount
11 Tier 1 capital / Risk exposure amount
12 Own funds / Risk exposure amount
13 Tier 1 capital / Total exposure metric
14 Shareholders’ portion of profit for the period / Average number of shares
15 Shareholders’ portion of equity capital / Number of shares on closing day

The Bank of Åland (Ålandsbanken) follows the disclosure procedure stipulated in "Disclosure obligation of the issuer (7/2013)", published by the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority and hereby publishes its Half-Year Financial Report for the period January – June 2022, which is enclosed with this stock exchange release. The Bank`s Half-Year Financial Report for the period January – June 2022 is attached to this release in PDF format and is also available on the company’s web site at

Mariehamn, July 19, 2022

THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

For more information please contact:

Peter Wiklöf, Managing Director and Chief Executive, Bank of Åland Plc, tel. + 358 (0)40 512 7505

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