Bank Muscat posts RO130.26 mn net profit for 9-month period

Bank Muscat posted a net profit of RO 130.26 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2017 compared to RO 136.91 million reported during the same period in 2016.

The key highlights of the preliminary results announced by the bank for the period are as follows:

1) Net Interest Income from Conventional Banking stood at RO 189.94 million for the nine months of 2017 compared to RO 187.95 million for the same period of 2016,  an increase of 1.1 per cent. Net income from Islamic financing was RO 19.08 million
for the nine months of 2017 compared to RO 17.78 million for the same period of 2016, an increase of 7.3 per cent.

2) Non-interest income was RO 104.55 million for the nine month period ended September 30, 2017 compared to RO 108.47 million for the same period in 2016 due to reduction in exchange income and other fees.

3) Operating expenses for the nine month period ended 30 September 2017 was RO 134.42 million as compared to RO 129.02 million for the same period in 2016, an increase of 4.2 per cent.

4) Impairment for credit losses for the nine month period in 2017 was RO 53.01 million as against RO 46.96 million for the same period in 2016. Recoveries from impairment for credit losses was RO 30.95 million for the nine month period of 2017 as against RO 22.69 million for the same period in 2016.

5) Share of income from an associate for the nine month period in 2017 was RO 1.78 million as against a RO 1.09 million for the same period in 2016.

6) Net Loans and advances increased by 3.2 per cent to RO 7,259 million as against RO 7,032 million as at 30 September 2016.
7) Customer deposits decreased by 3.5 per cent to RO 6,591 million as against RO 6,831 million as at 30 September 2016.

8) Islamic financing receivables amounted to RO 943 million as of 30 September 2017 compared to RO 782 million in the same period of 2016. Islamic customer deposits amounted to RO 930 million as of 30 September 2017 compared to RO 746 million
reported for the same period in 2016.

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