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Ringkjøbing Landbobank’s annual report for 2020

Ringkjøbing Landbobank A/S
·2-min read

Nasdaq Copenhagen
London Stock Exchange
Other stakeholders

3 February 2021

Ringkjøbing Landbobank’s annual report for 2020

The bank’s board of directors and general management today approved the annual report for 2020.

In March 2020 we downwardly adjusted our expectations for net profit for the year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. During the year we have built up large management reserves for handling of any later impairment charges. However, the bank’s core income was not negatively affected as we had expected in March. We therefore upwardly adjusted our expectations in October. The 2020 profit before tax was realised at the upper end of our expectations.

Core earnings

(DKK million)

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

Total core income

2,179

2,116

2,001

1,917

1,861

Total expenses and depreciation

788

805

866

845

815

Core earnings before impairment charges for loans

1,391

1,311

1,135

1,072

1,046

Impairment charges for loans etc.

223

100

43

70

211

Core earnings

1,168

1,211

1,092

1,002

835

Result for the portfolio etc.

-9

+49

+77

+84

+78

Special costs

15

15

217

22

22

Profit before tax

1,144

1,245

952

1,064

891


2020 – highlights

  • Our main focus during the coronavirus pandemic has been to help our customers and business partners – and of course to ensure safe working conditions for our employees

  • The profit before tax is DKK 1,144 million, equivalent to a 15% p.a. return on equity

  • Income increases by 3% and expenses fall by 2%, reducing the rate of costs to 36.2%

  • Impairment charges are DKK 223 million in 2020 after increasing management estimates of DKK 440 million to DKK 566 million

  • The high level of customer satisfaction and large increase in new customers result in growth of 2% in bank loans

  • The pay-out ratio is 50% of net profit for the year and will be effected through a dividend of DKK 7 per share and a DKK 255 million share buy-back programme

  • The bank is carbon-neutral from 2020

  • Profit before tax is expected to be between DKK 1.0 billion and DKK 1.3 billion in 2021


Yours faithfully

Ringkjøbing Landbobank

John Fisker

CEO

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