The market capitalization of the top five banks in Nigeria, also known as tier-1 banks or FUGAZ, appreciated by 6.21% to close the week at N2.17 trillion.
Investors in these banks gained a total of N126.86 billion during the trading week.
After five trading days of the week, four out of the five tier-1 Nigerian banks enjoyed positive market sentiments, with GTCO leading the gainers while only UBA suffered negative sentiment.
A summary of the performance of each bank is captured below.
FBNH’s share price appreciated by 7.32% to close the week at N11.00, with its market capitalization at N394.85 billion amid sell-offs and buy-interests at the end of the trading week.
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FBNH Plc’s earnings report for the 9-month ended 30th September 2022 showed that interest income grew by 45.3% Y-o-Y to N144 billion from N99 billion recorded in the same period of 2021. Similarly, profit after tax grew by 1155% Y-o-Y to N34 billion during the period under review, from N2.7 billion.
United Bank for Africa Plc depreciated by 0.7% to a value of N7.15 at the end of the trading week. The bank’s market capitalization closed the week at N244.52 billion showing a decline of N1.07 billion from the N246.23 from the market close last week.
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UBA Plc released its Q3 2022 financial statements, revealing that net interest income appreciated by 29% to N105 billion from N81.1 billion, while total assets grew to N9.31 trillion from N8.45 trillion recorded during the comparable period in 2021. In addition, the company’s profit after tax rose by 3.85% to N45.708 billion from N44.014 billion in the same period of 2021.
GT Holding Company Plc
GTCO Plc appreciated by N55.9 billion after its market capitalization grew to N572.44 billion from N516.52 billion at the end of the week’s trading session.
The growth can be attributed to the increase in its share price, from N17.50 traded at the end of last week, to N19.45 at the close of business, reflecting an increase of 10.8%.
The bank’s financial statements for the period ended 30th September 2022 revealed a growth of 23.71% in net interest income from N68.94 billion as of Q3 2021 to N85.29 billion in the current period. However, post-tax profit appreciated by 5.61% to N52.79 billion from N49.98 billion in the current period.
Access Bank Plc
Access Bank Plc’s share price appreciated by 0.62% to close the week at N8.10 and the market capitalization gained N1.78 billion to stand at N287.92 billion.
Access Bank Plc released its latest earnings report for the period ended September 2022, which revealed a profit of N48 billion. This is a 31% increase compared to the profit report during the comparable period in 2021. The financial report also showed that interest income rose by 34% from N154.941 billion to N115.543 billion in the current period.
Zenith Bank Plc
Zenith Bank Plc gained N43.96 billion w-o-w after its market capitalization appreciated to N670.32 billion from N626.36 billion at the end of the week. This depreciation can be attributed to the 7.02% growth in its share price, from N19.95 traded at the end of last week, to N21.35 at the end of this week.
The bank’s Q3 2022 financial result for the period that ended September revealed that interest income for the period grew by 24.7% to N215.81 billion from N173.114 billion in the corresponding period of 2021. Profit after tax for the period also grew by15.5% from N54.475 billion in 2021 to N62.924 billion in the current period.
What you should know
The Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) closed positive week-on-week as ASI appreciated by 1.22% to close at 44,492.73. The FUGAZ banks make up over 70% of the NSE Banking sector index, hence, strongly influencing the growth or otherwise of the index; hence, the NGX banking index appreciated by 4.22% from 371.61 last week to close at 387.31 points.