$227 mln HDBank H1 profit driven by bancassurance, cashless payments

By Trang Nguyen
Wed, August 3, 2022 | 2:56 pm GTM+7

HDBank, one of the first Vietnamese joint stock banks, reported a pre-tax profit of VND5,304 billion ($227 million) in the first six months of 2022, up 26.5% year-over-year and fulfilling 54% of the year's profit plan.

Its total operating income reached $458 million in the period, up 27.1%, with net interest income and non-interest income rising by 25.8% and 32.6%, respectively.

Especially, bancassurance and cashless payment services achieved robust growth with net fee income doubling that of the same period last year, according to its financial report.

A HDBank transaction office. Photo courtesy of the bank.

A HDBank transaction office. Photo courtesy of the bank.

In the second quarter, the bank's total operating income and pre-tax profit reached $238.8 million and $118.8 million, up 31.2% and 32.6% year-on-year respectively.

As of June 30, 2022, total deposits reached $14.55 billion. Consolidated credit balance reached over $10.48 billion, up 14.8% against the end of last year.

HDBank's operating expenses in the first half increased by only 19.4% over the same period last year thanks to cost-effeciency management while applying digital technology to increase labor productivity and manage risks.

The ratio of operating cost to total operating income rose to 37% from 39.4% a year earlier. The return on average equity and return on average assets ratios were 25.6% and 2.24% respectively, both higher than those of last year.

Prudential ratios were at healthy levels with capital adequacy ratio, under Basel II, reaching 14.9%, a market-leading figure. Parent bank’s non-performing loan (NPL) ratio was 0.93% while the ratio of provisions to debt reached the "highly safe" level of 109%.

HDBank is implementing a plan to increase capital from VND20,273 billion to VND25,303 billion ($1.08 billion) through issuing more than 503 million shares to pay dividends in 2021, with a distribution ratio of 25%.

The reinvestment of accumulated profits for business activities leands HDBank more resources to fuel high growth plans and increased profits according to the strategy approved by shareholders, the bank said.

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