By G9ija

Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc has released its Unaudited Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements for the period ended September 30, 2022 to the Nigerian Exchange Group and London Stock Exchange.

The Unaudited Consolidated and Separate Financial Statements showed a N169.7 billion Profit Before Tax.

This represents an increase of 11.7 per cent over N151.9 billion recorded in the corresponding period ended September 2021.

The Group’s loan book (net) increased by 2.2 per cent from N1.80 trillion recorded as at December 2021 to N1.84 trillion in September 2022, while deposit liabilities increased by 6.4 per cent from N4.13 trillion in December 2021 to N4.39 trillion in September 2022

The Group’s balance sheet remained well structured and resilient with total assets and shareholders’ funds closing at N5.81 trillion and N872.8 billion respectively.

Strong Capital Ratios and Asset Quality were sustained as CAR, NPL ratio and Cost of Risk closed at 20.7 per cent, 5.6 per cent and 0.2 per cent in September 2022 from 23.8 per cent, 6.0 per cent and 0.5 per cent in December 2021 respectively.

Commenting on the results, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc, Segun Agbaje, said: “The Group’s 3rd quarter result reaffirms our strategy for long-term growth and underscores our capacity to deliver sustainable strong performance despite the volatilities in our operating environment.

“We have also kept in focus our vision of supporting small and medium enterprises specifically through our free business platforms to help them stay in business and expand their offerings.

“With our non-banking businesses fully operational alongside our core banking subsidiary, we are well positioned to maximise our earnings potential going into the 4th quarter of the year.

“In creating a thriving financial services ecosystem, our goal is to offer great experiences to all who interact with our brand whilst continually enhancing access to innovative financial solutions for individuals and businesses across Africa.

“We are appreciative of all our customers and other stakeholders who are with us on this journey of building a truly global African financial services institution.”

Overall, the Group continues to post one of the best metrics in the Nigerian Financial Services Industry in terms of key financial ratios, that is Pre-Tax Return on Equity of 25.8 per cent; Pre-Tax Return on Assets of 4.0 per cent; Full Impact Capital Adequacy Ratio of 20.7 per cent; and Cost to Income ratio of 45.1 per cent.

GTCO Plc is a fully-fledged financial services group with banking operations across West and East Africa and the United Kingdom as well as non-banking businesses in several key industry segments including payment, funds management and pension fund management.

With N5.8 trillion in assets and over 28 million customers, the Group remains one of the most profitable and best-managed financial services companies out of Nigeria providing commercial banking services and non-banking financial services across 11 countries.

Its leadership in the banking industry and efforts at empowering people and communities have earned it many prestigious awards over the years, including Best Banking Group in Nigeria and Most Innovative Bank in Nigeria at the 2022 World Finance Banking Awards.

It also retained its position as Africa’s Most Admired Financial Services Brand in the 2022 ranking of The Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands.