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Access Bank Plc posts N102.3 billion profit in 9M 2020, up by 15.7% YoY

The latest PAT figures indicate a gain of +15.7% from the figures recorded in the corresponding period last year.



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Access Bank Nigeria Plc has posted an improved sum of N102.3 billion as its Profit After Tax (PAT) for the period ended September 30, 2020, according to its latest financials sent to the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Thursday.

The latest PAT figures indicate a gain of +15.7% from the figures recorded in the corresponding period last year.

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Key highlights of its 2020 9M results

  • Profit After Tax increased to N102.3 billion in 9M 2020, up by +15.7% Y-o-Y.
  • Pre-tax profit also increased to N116.6 billion in 9M 2020, indicating a gain of +15.7% Y-o-Y.
  • Interest income calculated using effective interest rate marginally decreased to N317.7 billion, down by -9.02% Y-o-Y.
  • Interest expense declined to N179.01 billion, down by -8.1% Y-o-Y.
  • Net interest income decreased to N196.3 billion, indicating a slip of -6.6% Y-o-Y.
  • Net fee and commission income increased to N71.8 billion, up by +28.3% Y-o-Y.
  • Personnel expenses increased to N57.1 billion, up by + 4.4% Y-o-Y.
  • Other operating expenses increased to N163.8 billion, up by +34.0% Y-o-Y.
  • Earnings Per Share (Basic) increased to N290, indicating a gain of +7% Y-o-Y.
  • Loans and advances to customers moved up to N3.09 trillion, indicating a gain of +6.04% between December 2019 and September 2020.
  • Total assets also increased to N7.9 trillion between December 2019 and September 2020, indicating an increase of +10.9%.

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Bottom Line

When compared with corresponding figures last year, the much-improved performance in income-earning components such as net fee and commission income, net gains on financial instruments and net foreign exchange gain accounted for the increase in profit on a Year-on-Year basis.

The increase in total assets Year-on-Year is attributable to the current and non-current assets components such as the gains in derivative financial assets, loans and advances to customers, and investment securities, amongst others.

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Chidi Emenike is a graduate of economics, a Young African Leadership Initiative Fellow and an Investment Foundations certificate holder. He worked as a graduate Teaching Assistant in the Federal College of Education Kano and is also a trained National Peer Group Educator on Financial Inclusion



  1. Blessing Lawrence

    November 20, 2020 at 9:13 am

    Meaning Investors should expect some dividends.

  2. Stanley

    November 21, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    Why would he get 102.3 billion naira as a profit when he has become a thief! Because he’s stiling costumers money including me and my wife’s money! God is watching you. Continue.

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