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Monday 17 May, 2010

JSC Bank of Georgia

1st Quarter Results

1st Quarter Results

Bank of Georgia

1.75 GEL/US$ 31 March 2010
1.72 GEL/US$ Q1 2010 average1.72 GEL/US$ Q1 2010 average
1.67 GEL/US$ 31 March 20091.67 GEL/US$ 31 March 2009
1.67 GEL/US$ Q1 2009 average1.67 GEL/US$ Q1 2009 average
1.69 GEL/US$ December 2009 period end1.69 GEL/US$ December 2009 period end
1.67 GEL/US$ 2009 average1.67 GEL/US$ 2009 average
1.68 GEL/US$ Q4 2009 average 1.68 GEL/US$ Q4 2009 average

JSC BANK OF GEORGIA REPORTS Q1 2010 RESULTS

       
Millions, unless otherwise noted Q1 2010 Growth q-o-q1
Bank of Georgia (Consolidated, Unaudited, IFRS-based) US$     GEL
Total Operating Income (Revenue)2 43.4 75.9 -1.9%
Recurring Operating Costs 26.4 46.3 -0.7%
Normalised Net Operating Income3 16.9 29.6 -3.7%
Net Non-Recurring Income / (Costs) (1.9) (3.3) NMF
Profit/(Loss) before provisions 15.1 26.4 NMF
Net Provision Expenses 4.2 7.4 -75.7%
Net Income/(Loss) 9.6 16.8 NMF
 
Total Assets 1,785.8 3,124.1 7.2%
Net Loans 1,015.9 1,777.3 5.9%
Client Deposits 797.1 1,394.4 9.6%
Tier I Capital Adequacy Ratio (BIS)4 22.1%
Total Capital Adequacy Ratio (BIS)5 32.3%
Tier I Capital Adequacy Ratio (NBG) 17.7%
Total Capital Adequacy Ratio (NBG) 15.9%
 

Bank of Georgia (LSE:BGEO) (GSE:GEB) (the “Bank”), Georgia’s leading bank, announced today its Q1 2010 consolidated results (IFRS-based, derived from management accounts), reporting a Q1 2009 Net Income of GEL 16.8 million.

Note: Q4 2009 results in this report reflect the adjustments per 2009 audited results.

1 Compared to the respective period in 2009; growth calculations based on GEL values.
2 Revenue includes Net Interest Income and Net Non-Interest Income.
3 Normalised for Net Non-Recurring Costs.
4 BIS Tier I Capital Adequacy Ratio equals Tier I Capital as of the period end divided by Total Risk Weighted Assets as of the same date, both calculated in accordance with the requirements of Basel Accord I.
5 BIS Total Capital Adequacy Ratio equals Total Capital as of the period end divided by Total Risk Weighted Assets as of the same date, both calculated in accordance with the requirements of Basel Accord I
6 Market share data are derived from the information published by the National Bank of Georgia (www.nbg.gov.ge) and represent an aggregation of standalone financial information (non-IFRS, based on National Bank of Georgia requirements) filed by Georgian banks.

Q1 2010 highlights

  • Consolidated gross loan portfolio grew 5.7% q-o-q to GEL 1,957.3 million, mostly driven by Bank of Georgia’s standalone gross loan portfolio growth of 6.0% q-o-q
  • Consolidated Client Deposits grew 9.6% q-o-q to GEL 1,394.4 million, driven by:
    • Wealth Management client Deposits grew 10.8% q-o-q to GEL 180.7 million, up 93.6% y-o-y
    • Retail Banking client Deposits grew 10.3% q-o-q to GEL 414.7 million, up 47.9% y-o-y
    • Corporate Banking client Deposits grew 11.7% q-o-q to GEL 656.1 million, up 8.4% y-o-y
    • BG Bank’s client deposits declined 11.9% q-o-q to GEL 122.3 million, up 1.0% y-o-y
  • Extended approximately GEL 356.7 million, up 98.4% y-o-y and down 18.8% q-o-q, in new loans to an estimated 15,830 clients (through credit cards, mortgages, consumer and other loans) and to small-and-medium sized companies and corporate clients
  • The Balance Sheet growth in 2010 resulted in 1.4% market share gain by assets, 0.8% market share gain by gross loans, 1.5% market share gain by client deposits and 0.7% market share gain by shareholders’ equity
  • Consolidated Net Provision Expenses of GEL 7.4 million improved 75.7% q-o-q.
  • In line with the ongoing downscaling, BG Bank, Ukraine, closed down nine outlets and reduced the headcount by 155 full-time employees, bringing down the total number of outlets and branches to nine and the total number of full-time employees to 237 as of 30 April 2010

“The Bank’s Q1 2010 consolidated Net Income of GEL 16.8 million reflects the stabilized net provision expense of our banking operations and solid performance of Bank of Georgia on a standalone basis. Our Q1 results benefited from the growth of the corporate loan book and the continuous high inflow of deposits in Georgia and the improved results of the Bank’s subsidiaries. Q1 2010 was a very strong quarter for our corporate business in Georgia as we saw the corporate gross loan book increase by 8.0% on a standalone and by 7.1% on a consolidated basis. The Bank’s Operating Income continued to be impacted by the increase in interest expense as deposit growth outpaced the loan book growth for the third consecutive quarter and the aggressive deposit rate cuts undertaken by the Bank over the past few months in Georgia have not yet affected the interest expense in the Q1 2010.

Our insurance business posted another profitable quarter, contributing GEL 4.4 million to our Net Non-Interest Income, an increase of 19.1% compared to the same period last year. Our brokerage business further contributed GEL 2.4 million to the Bank’s Net Non-Interest Income, an increase from GEL 1.0 million in Q1 2009”, commented Giorgi Chiladze, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Finance.

Q1 2010 summary of the Bank’s consolidated results

In Q1 2010 the Bank’s Total Operating Income (Revenue) declined 1.9% q-o-q to GEL 75.9 million, (down 7.1% y-o-y). The q-o-q decline of the Revenue is largely a seasonal effect, due to the lower business activity in Georgia during the first quarter of the year compared to the fourth quarter as well as the decrease of Net Interest Income, as deposits grew at a higher rate than the loan book. Net Interest Income declined 1.7% q-o-q to GEL 45.3 million, down 13.7% y-o-y. The continuous deposit growth in Georgia drove Interest Expense up by 8.9% q-o-q to GEL 46.8 million, which more than offset the 3.4% q-o-q increase in Interest Income to GEL 92.0 million for the quarter. On a year-on-year basis, Interest Income declined by 9.6%, while Interest Expense declined by 5.3% in Q1 2010. Net Interest Margin (NIM) declined to 8.0% in Q1 2010 from 8.5% NIM in Q4 2009. The Bank’s Net Non-Interest Income for the quarter grew 4.6% y-o-y, to GEL 30.6 million, driven by a 51.2% y-o-y increase of Net Other Non-Interest Income reflecting increased profitability of the Bank’s insurance and brokerage operations. Net Non-Interest income declined by 2.2% compared to the previous quarter, a result of an 18.2% q-o-q decline of Net Fees and Commission Income, down 7.3% y-o-y. The Bank’s Net Income from Documentary Operations amounted to GEL 2.2 million, down by 5.5% q-o-q and 2.7% y-o-y. Net Foreign Currency Related Income increased 29.5% q-o-q to GEL 7.3 million, a 16.4% decrease y-o-y. The q-o-q increase of Net Foreign Currency Related Income was due to particularly low FX income of BG Bank and BNB in Q4 2009. The 0.6% q-o-q growth of Net Other Non-Interest Income to GEL 10.8 million was predominantly driven by the rise of Net Insurance Income, which grew 13.6% q-o-q and 36.7% y-o-y to GEL 4.2 million in Q1 2010.

Due to cost containment measures implemented by the Bank, Total Consolidated Recurring Operating Costs for the quarter decreased by 0.7 % q-o-q to GEL 46.3 million, (up 3.6% y-o-y), despite a 4.0% q-o-q increase in Personnel costs. Personnel Costs grew due to the increase in headcount. NNOI for the quarter declined 3.7% q-o-q to GEL 29.6 million and Normalized Cost/Income ratio (Costs exclude Net Non-Recurring Costs) increased to 61.0% in Q1 2010 from 58.8% in Q4 2009 due to the decline in Revenue during the quarter.

In Q1 2010 the Bank’s Net Non-Recurring Costs of GEL 3.3 million were mainly related to the disposal of certain assets held by the Bank’s non-core subsidiaries and the compensation expenses associated with the layoffs in BG Bank in March 2010.

The Bank’s Net Provision Expense for the quarter was GEL 7.4 million compared to GEL 30.3 million in Q4 2009 and GEL 32.1 million in Q1 2009 and reflects the recovery trends of the Georgian economy. Cost of Risk for the quarter declined to 1.5% from 6.7% in Q4 2009, respectively. Sharp decline in Net Provision Expense is partly driven by the considerable increase in recoveries in Q1 2010.

On 31 March 2010 the Bank’s Consolidated Total Assets stood at GEL 3.1 billion, up 7.2% from 31 December 2009 (down 2.0% from Q1 2009). Due to the increase in lending activity in Q1 2010, the gross loan book increased by 5.7% to GEL 2.0 billion as of the end of the first quarter.

In Q1 2010 Loan Loss Reserves amounted to GEL 180.0 million or 9.2% of consolidated gross loan book, largely flat compared to 9.4% in Q4 2009. Consolidated Net Loans increased by 5.9% q-o-q (down 7.0% y-o-y) to GEL 1,777.3 million. Consolidated NPLs of GEL 168.9 million grew by 20.7% q-o-q and represented 8.6% of the consolidated gross loans as of 31 March 2010, compared to 7.6% in Q4 2009. Increase in NPLs is mainly a backlog of credit card portfolio, which was restructured several times and was fully provisioned in 2009.

Due to the continued inflow of client deposits during the quarter, the Bank’s Client Deposits reached GEL 1,394.4 million as of 31 March 2010, a 9.6% increase since Q4 2009 and 23.1% increase since 31 March 2009.

JSC Bank of Georgia (Standalone) Q1 2010 results

Bank of Georgia on a standalone basis reported Q1 2010 Net Income of GEL 12.8 million, as compared to Net Income of GEL 7.8 million in Q4 2009 and GEL 11.3 million in Q1 2009. The increase in Net Income for the quarter was a result of the decrease of Net Provision Expenses on both quarter-on-quarter and year-on-year basis and the decrease of Net Non-Recurring Costs on a quarter-on-quarter basis.

In Q1 2010 Total Operating Income amounted to GEL 59.4 million, down 4.7% q-o-q (down 10.9% y-o-y). Net Interest Income decreased 4.9% q-o-q to GEL 42.6 million due to 10.6% q-o-q growth of Interest Expense to GEL 44.9 million, a result of the increased cost associated with the deposit growth that more than offset 2.5% q-o-q growth of Interest Income to GEL 87.5 million. On a year-on-year basis, Net Interest Income declined by 15.4%, predominantly related to the increase in client deposits during the year. Net Non-Interest Income amounted to GEL 16.8 million, down 4.4% q-o-q and up 3.1% y-o-y. The q-o-q decrease of Net Non-Interest Income was mainly attributed to the 1.4% q-o-q decline of Net Fees and Commission Income to GEL 8.5 million, and a 4.4% decrease of the Net Foreign Currency Related Income to GEL 5.6 million. On a standalone basis, Bank of Georgia’s Total Recurring Operating Costs decreased 8.6% q-o-q to GEL 30.8 million (up 6.9% y-o-y), mostly due to decrease in SG&A costs to GEL 6.1 million, down 23.8% q-o-q a result of the cost containment measures that have started to take effect in Q1 2010 and 0.8% q-o-q decrease of Personnel costs to GEL 15.5 million (up 5.3% y-o-y).

The Bank’s Net Provision Expense on a standalone basis during the quarter stood at GEL 12.3 million, down from GEL 18.2 million in Q4 2009 and GEL 24.0 million in Q1 2009, reflecting the improving operating environment in the country. Net Provision Expense was attributed mostly to the Bank’s Retail banking loans. The Net Provision Expense in Q1 2010 includes GEL 3.8 million charge for loans issued to the subsidiaries that are being reversed during the consolidation.

As of 31 March 2010 Bank of Georgia’s Total Assets on a standalone basis stood at GEL 3.0 billion, up 6.7% q-o-q and up 4.0% y-o-y. Gross loans increased 6.0% q-o-q (down 0.8% y-o-y) to GEL 1.8 billion driven by 8.0% q-o-q increase of the corporate gross loan portfolio to GEL 951.0 million. NPLs stood at GEL 136.8 million and represented 7.4% of the total gross loan book, an increase from the same ratio of 6.4% in Q4 2009, when the NPLs amounted to GEL 111.3 million on a standalone basis. Increase in NPLs is mainly a backlog of credit card portfolio, which was restructured several times and was fully provisioned in 2009.

In Q1 2010, the Bank’s Client Deposits in Georgia stood at GEL 1,251.5 million as compared to GEL 1,126.8 million in Q4 2009 and GEL 979.0 million as of 31 March 2009. The growth of Client Deposits during the period was mostly driven by the increase of Wealth Management client deposits that reached GEL 180.7 million as of 31 March 2010, up 93.6% y-o-y and up 10.8% q-o-q. Retail Banking client deposits amounted to GEL 414.7 million, up 47.9% y-o-y and up 10.3% q-o-q. Corporate Banking client deposits stood at GEL 656.1 million, up 8.4% y-o-y and up 11.7% q-o-q.

As of 31 March 2010 Bank of Georgia on a standalone basis held market share of 34.3%, 32.7%, 29.9% and 39.3% by total assets, gross loans, client deposits and shareholders’ equity, respectively in Georgia1. During the first quarter 2010, the Bank gained market shares of 1.4% by assets, 0.8% by gross loans, 1.5% by client deposits and 0.7% shareholders’ equity compared to the previous quarter.

The business segment discussion set forth below is based on the management reporting basis. Business segment results of RB, CB and WM represent Bank of Georgia’s standalone performance and do not include intercompany eliminations.

In 2010 the Bank introduced new model for standalone segment reporting. Under the new model, CB and RB business segments pay interest to WM business segment for part of the WM client deposits. The comparative numbers for Q1 2009 business segment reporting have been adjusted respectively.

Retail Banking (RB)

     
GEL millions, unless otherwise noted Q1 2010 Q1 2009 Change Y-O-Y
Total operating income revenue 32.8 44.0 -25.4%
Normalized Net Operating Income / (Loss) 12.7 24.1 -47.2%
Net income 2.3 (2.9) NMF
Loans to clients gross 846.6 931.7 -9.1%
Net loans to clients 772.5 872.0 -11.4%
Client deposits 414.7 280.4 47.9%
 

Discussion of results

Allocated Revenues declined 25.4% y-o-y to GEL 32.8 million, due to the y-o-y decline of Net Interest Income by 31.3%, a result of the decreased loan portfolio and the increase in interest expense associated with the growth of RB time deposits and the 4.7% y-o-y decline of Net Non-Interest Income during the quarter. RB Recurring Operating Costs increased by 1.1% y-o-y. RB Net Provision Expense amounted to GEL 9.4 million, representing 76.7% of Net Provision Expense of Bank of Georgia on a standalone basis. RB Net Provision Expense in Q1 2010 declined by GEL 17.7 million, or 65.2%, compared to the same period last year reflecting the improved operating environment in Georgia. Net Income for Q1 2010 amounted to GEL 2.3 million, contributing 18.0% to the standalone Net Income and 13.8% to the consolidated Net Income. RB Gross Loans declined 9.1% y-o-y to GEL 846.6 million, as a result of decreased lending activity during 2009. RB Client Deposits grew 47.9% y-o-y to GEL 414.7million, driven primarily by the growth of time deposits.

Highlights

  • Issued 64,627 debit cards in Q1 2010 bringing the total debit cards outstanding to 487,057.
  • Issued 14,657 credit cards of which 6,400 American Express cards issued since the launch in November 2009. The total number of credit cards outstanding reached 83,580 as of 31 March 2010, up 8.1% q-o-q.
  • Outstanding number of RB clients reached 732,928 up 6.5 y-o-y%.
  • Acquired 410 clients in Solo business line, Bank of Georgia’s mass affluent sub-brand.
  • Stepped up mortgage loan originations to GEL 25.8 million in Q1 2010 (up 170.2% y-o-y) resulting in mortgage loans outstanding by 31 March 2010 of GEL 355.8 million.
  • Car loan originations of GEL 2.8 million (down 13.7% y-o-y) resulted in car loans outstanding in the amount of GEL 53.9 million as of 31 March 2010.
  • Consumer loan originations of GEL 48.0 million (up 73.8% y-o-y) resulted in consumer loans outstanding in the amount of GEL 116.7 million as of 31 March 2010.
  • Micro loan originations of GEL 51.6 million (up 237.4% y-o-y) resulted in micro loans outstanding in the amount of GEL 120.7 million as of 31 March 2010.

Corporate Banking (CB)

     
 
GEL millions, unless otherwise noted Q1 2010 Q1 2009 Change Y-O-Y
Total operating income revenue 25.3 21.8 15.8%
Normalized Net Operating Income / (Loss) 15.6 13.9 12.1%
Net income 8.1 15.1 -45.9%
Loans to clients gross 951.0 869.6 9.4%
Net loans to clients 890.0 829.3 7.3%
Client deposits 656.1 605.2 8.4%
 

Discussion of results

Allocated Revenues grew 15.8% y-o-y to GEL 25.3 million, impacted by the growth of Net Interest Income (up 16.3% y-o-y to GEL 18.0 million), driven by the growth of CB loan book and Net Non-Interest Income (up 14.8% y-o-y to GEL 7.3 million. CB Net Provision Expense amounted to GEL 5.4 million, representing 43.9% of Net Provision Expense of Bank of Georgia on a standalone basis. Net Income declined 45.9% y-o-y, contributing 63.6% to the Bank’s standalone Net Income and 48.6% to the consolidated Net Income. Gross Loans grew 9.4% y-o-y to GEL 951.0 million, driven by the increased lending to corporate clients. Allocated Client Deposits grew 8.4% y-o-y to GEL 656.1 million, primarily due to the growth of current account balances.

Highlights

  • Major new corporate client acquisitions include Hotel Adjara (franchise holder of Holiday Inn) and United Georgian Telecom (incumbent fixed line telephone operator).
  • Branched out Small-and-medium-sized (SME) Unit under CB business segment with a view to enhance the Bank’s penetration in Georgia’s SME sector through the SME loan book growth. The restructuring and staff reorganization of the SME Unit completed in February 2010. As of 31 March 2010, the Bank’s SME loans outstanding stood at GEL 59.7 million.
  • Increased the number of corporate clients using the bank’s payroll services from 1,132 as of Q1 2009 to 1,475 in Q1 2010. By 31 March 2010, the number of individual clients serviced through the corporate payroll programs administered by the bank increased from approximately 161,400 as of 31 March 2009 to over 175,700 as of 31 March 2010.
  • More than 4,100 new corporate accounts opened at the Bank in Q1 2010, bringing the total to over 157,600.

Wealth Management (WM)

     
 
GEL millions, unless otherwise noted Q1 2010 Q1 2009 Change Y-O-Y
Total operating income revenue 1.3 0.8 53.9%
Normalized Net Operating Income / (Loss) 0.3 (0.2) NMF
Net income 2.4 (0.9) NMF
Loans to clients gross 40.6 51.0 -20.4%
Net loans to clients 37.9 48.4 -21.7%
Client deposts 180.7 93.3 93.6%
 

Discussion of results

Allocated Revenues grew 53.9% y-o-y, impacted by the growth of Net Interest Income (up 76.6% to GEL 1.0 million). WM Net Non-Interest Income increased 5.1% y-o-y to GEL 279.9 thousand. WM Allocated Recurring Costs of GEL 1.0 million declined 1.3% y-o-y. WM Net Provision Reversal amounted to GEL 2.5 million. Net Income grew to GEL 2.4 million, contributing 18.5% to the standalone Net Income and 14.1% to the consolidated Net Income. Gross Loans declined by 20.4% y-o-y to GEL 40.6 million, while Allocated Client Deposits increased by 93.6% y-o-y to GEL 180.7 million.

Highlights

  • WM Assets under management reached GEL 205.6 million as of 31 March 2010, up from GEL 98.5 million as of 31 March 2009, or 108.6%.
  • The number of WM clients amounted to 1,421 clients, of which 454 were non-resident WM clients, up from 308 non-resident WM clients as of 31 March 2009.
  • WM mortgage loan originations of GEL 1.2 million (up 103.6% y-o-y) in Q1 2010 resulted in mortgage loans outstanding of GEL 29.4 million as at 31 March 2010, down 12.9% y-o-y.

BG Bank (Ukraine)

     
 
GEL millions, unless otherwise noted Q1 2010 Q1 2009 Change Y-O-Y
Total operating income revenue 3.1 5.5 -44.0%
Normalized Net Operating Income / (Loss) (0.9) (0.2) NMF
Net income 0.3 (7.3) -103.4%
Loans to clients gross 184.1 198.8 -7.4%
Net loans to clients 131.9 167.2 -21.1%
Client deposits 122.3 121.0 1.0%
 

Discussion of results

In Q1 2010 BG Bank’s Revenue amounted to GEL 3.1 million, down by 16.4% q-o-q and down 44.0% y-o-y. Recurring Costs stood at GEL 4.0 million, compared to GEL 4.2 million in Q4 2009 and down 30.0% y-o-y, a result of the cost-control measures that have been implemented by BG Bank in 2009. BG Bank’s Net Provision Recovery for the quarter amounted to GEL 1.6 million as compared to Net Provision Expense of GEL 8.5 million in Q4 2009. In Q1 2010 BG Bank recorded Net Income of GEL 0.3 million, contributing 1.5% to the Consolidated Net Income.

BG Bank’s Total Assets decreased by 3.6% q-o-q to GEL 190.7 million (down 22.1% y-o-y), due to the growth in loan loss reserves by GEL 20.6 million over 12 month period. In Q1 2010 gross loans to clients increased 4.1% q-o-q to GEL 184.1 million (down 7.4% y-o-y) and Loan Loss Reserves increased 1.8% q-o-q to GEL 52.2 million or 28.3% of BG Bank’s gross loan book. As at 31 March 2010, BG Bank’s NPLs stood at GEL 28.8 million, or 15.6% of BG Bank’s gross loan book. The NPL coverage ratio stood at 181.1% as of 31 March 2010.

BG Bank’s Client Deposits declined by 11.9% q-o-q to GEL 122.3 million, up 1.0% y-o-y. The quarter-on-quarter decline in Client Deposits was related to the closure of branches and outlets in Q1 2010. BG Bank’s Total Liabilities stood at GEL 158.3 million in Q1 2010, down 13.9% y-o-y and down by 5.1% q-o-q.

Highlights

  • Stepped up the restructuring of BG Bank, reducing the headcount by 155 full-time employees (FTEs) employees bringing the total number of FTEs to 237 as of 30 April 2010
  • Closed down one outlet bringing the total to 17 outlets and branches as of the end of the quarter. In April 2010, BG Bank closed eight outlets across the country, resulting in a total of 9 outlets and branches as 30 April 2010.

Belaruskiy Narodniy Bank, Belarus (BNB)

     
GEL millions, unless otherwise noted Q1 2010 Q1 2009 Change Y-O-Y
Total operating income revenue 2.9 2.4 20.0%
Normalized Net Operating Income / (Loss) 1.1 0.9 23.3%
Net income 0.5 0.7 -18.4%
Loans to clients gross 32.3 29.6 9.3%
Net loans to clients 31.0 28.4 9.3%
Client deposits 11.6 25.4 -54.5%
 

Discussion of results

In Q1 2010 BNB’s Total Operating Income increased to GEL 2.9 million, up 35.7% q-o-q, impacted by the growth of Net Interest Income (up 131.1% y-o-y to GEL 2.3 million), a result of the growth of the BNB’s loan book to GEL 32.3 million (up 32.4% q-o-q) in Q1 2010. BNB’s Net Non-Interest Income decreased 57.0% y-o-y to GEL 618.0 thousand. BNB’s Recurring Costs of GEL 1.8 million, declined by 10.4% q-o-q. BNB’s Net Provision Expense for the quarter amounted to GEL 421.0 thousand as compared to GEL 1.3 million in Q4 2009. BNB posted Net Income of GEL 539.0 thousand as compared to Net Loss of GEL 914.7 thousand in Q4 2009 and Net Income of GEL 660.8 thousand in Q1 2009.

On 31 March 2010 BNB’s Total Assets stood at GEL 79.9 million, up 33.1% y-o-y. Client Deposits amounted to GEL 11.6 million, down 43.5% q-o-q primarily due to the withdrawal of one deposit, which was part of the holdback at the time of the acquisition of BNB by the Bank. Total Liabilities of BNB stood at GEL 20.7 million, down 2.2% q-o-q.

Highlights

  • Changed the card processing system which will enable the bank to offer a wider range of products, improve level of service and improve efficiency.
  • Added one outlet in Minsk bringing the total number of outlets and branches to four as of 31 March 2010.
  • New appointments include Deputy CEO in charge of sales to corporate clients, Heads of Legal, Security, Treasury and IT departments.

Insurance

     
GEL millions, unless otherwise noted Q1 2010 Q1 2009 Change Y-O-Y
Total operating income revenue 4.5 3.4 32.5%
Normalized Net Operating Income / (Loss) 1.6 0.5 190.0%
Net income 1.2 0.7 85.7%
Gross premiums written 19.0 22.5 -15.4%
 

Discussion of results

Standalone Revenues of Aldagi BCI, the Bank’s wholly-owned insurance subsidiary, grew 32.5% y-o-y to GEL 4.5 million, up 48.1% q-o-q, impacted by the growth in both corporate and consumer lines of business, with standalone Gross Premiums Written down 15.4% y-o-y to GEL 19.0 million. Standalone Operating Costs were GEL 2.9 million, up 2.5% y-o-y reflecting the growth of the business and standalone Net Claims Incurred were GEL 7.2 million. Total Insurance Assets amounted to GEL 77.2 million, while Total Insurance Liabilities reached GEL 59.0 million as at 31 March 2010.

Highlights

  • Launched health claims software intended to further increase efficiency and improve client service.
  • Increased number of corporate clients from 1,492 as of Q1 2009 to 1,640 as of 31 March 2010. Number of retail clients exceeded 208,000 as of the end of the quarter.

BG Capital

Buoyant CIS capital markets helped BG Capital enjoy a strong quarter. BG Capital posted Revenue of GEL 2.9 million, that compares to GEL 1.2 million in Q1 2009 and GEL 0.4 million in Q4 2009. Recurring Operating Costs of BG Capital were down 15.3% q-o-q to GEL 2.0 million, up 62.3% y-o-y. Net Income for the quarter reached GEL 0.7 million, compared to the Net Income of GEL 0.1 million in Q1 2009 and Net Loss of GEL 3.9 million in Q4 2009. BG Capital’s Total Assets amounted to GEL 69.1 million, up 15.6% q-o-q.

Q1 2010 saw BG Capital’s Investment banking division expand its pipeline picking up several new clients. BG Cap also launched new corporate brokerage and market making services for Ukrainian and Georgian corporate as it expands its trading operations in both markets.

Comment:

“I am pleased that the strategic initiatives identified last year started to translate into the improving performance in the first quarter of 2010. The conservative risk management, maintenance of retail infrastructure and operations throughout the downturn in 2009, the intensified international wealth management activity, strengthened the management team and focus on core business lines have paved the way for the growth.

Bank of Georgia maintains strong balance sheet, superior retail, corporate and wealth management franchises and is well positioned to leverage on the growth of the Georgian economy. At the same time we are closely watching developments in Eurozone to assess potential impact on the Georgian economy” commented Irakli Gilauri, Chief Executive Officer.

STANDALONE Q1 2010 SEGMENT INCOME STATEMENT DATA

 
    CB     RB     WM     CC/ Eliminations     Total
GEL millions, unless otherwise noted Q1 '10     Q1'09 Q1 '10     Q1'09 Q1 '10     Q1'09 Q1 '10     Q1'09 Q1 '10     Q1'09
Interest Income 39.6 35.6 45.7 53.6 5.9 3.0 (3.7) (1.2) 87.5 91.0
Interest Expense 21.5 20.1 22.2 19.3 4.9 2.4 (3.7) (1.2) 44.9 40.6
Net Interest Income 18.0 15.5 23.6 34.3 1.0 0.6 - - 42.6 50.4
Net Non-Interest Income 7.3 6.3 9.2 9.7 0.3 0.3 - - 16.8 16.3
Total Operating Income (Revenue) 25.3 21.8 32.8 44.0 1.3 0.8 - - 59.4 66.6
Total Recurring Operating Costs 9.7 7.9 20.1 19.9 1.0 1.0 - - 30.8 28.8
Normalized Net Operating Income / (Loss) 15.6 13.9 12.7 24.1 0.3 (0.2) - - 28.6 37.8
Net Non-Recurring Income / (Costs) (0.5) (0.2) (0.7) (0.3) - - - - (1.2) (0.5)
Net Provision Expense/(Reversal) 5.4 (4.0) 9.4 27.1 (2.5) 0.9 - - 12.3 24.0
Net Income / (Loss) 8.1 15.1 (2.3) (2.9) 2.4 (0.9) - - 12.8 11.3
 

STANDALONE Q1 2010 SEGMENT BALANCE SHEET DATA

 
    CB     RB     WM     CC/ Eliminations     Total
GEL millions, unless otherwise noted Q1 '10     Q1'09 Q1 '10     Q1'09 Q1 '10     Q1'09 Q1 '10     Q1'09 Q1 '10     Q1'09
Loans To Clients, Gross 951.0 869.6 846.6 931.7 40.6 51.0 - - 1,838.2 1,852.3
Loans To Clients, Net 890.0 829.3 772.5 872.0 37.9 48.4 - - 1,700.5 1,749.7
Client Deposits 656.1 605.2 414.7 280.4 180.7 93.3 - - 1,251.5 979.0
Total Shareholders Equity 195.3 188.7 189.7 193.5 10.9 9.7 356.1 314.5 751.9 706.4
Total Liabilities And Shareholders Equity 1,334.1 1,271.3 1,151.4 1,227.6 191.5 103.0 356.1 314.5 3,033.1 2,916.5
 

CONSOLIDATED Q1 2010 INCOME STATEMENT DATA

                   
Period ended Q1 2010 Q4 2009 Q1 2009 Change4 Change4
Consolidated, IFRS based US$1     GEL US$2     GEL US$3     GEL Q-O-Q Y-O-Y
000s Unless otherwise noted (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
 
Interest Income 52,605 92,027 52,794 89,000 60,978 101,833 3.4% -9.6%
Interest Expense 26,739 46,777 25,478 42,951 29,586 49,409 8.9% -5.3%
Net Interest Income 25,866 45,250 27,316 46,049 31,391 52,423 -1.7% -13.7%
Fees & Commission Income 7,554 13,215 9,249 15,592 8,156 13,620 -15.2% -3.0%
Fees & Commission Expense 1,656 2,897 1,765 2,976 1,489 2,486 -2.7% 16.5%
Net Fees & Commission Income 5,898 10,318 7,484 12,616 6,667 11,134 -18.2% -7.3%
Income From Documentary Operations 1,519 2,657 1,683 2,837 1,614 2,695 -6.3% -1.4%
Expense On Documentary Operations 274 480 317 534 274 457 -10.1% 5.1%
Net Income From Documentary Operations 1,244 2,177 1,366 2,303 1,340 2,238 -5.5% -2.7%
Net Foreign Currency Related Income 4,196 7,340 3,362 5,667 5,256 8,778 29.5% -16.4%
Net Insurance Income / (Loss) 2,377 4,159 2,172 3,661 1,821 3,042 13.6% 36.7%
Brokerage And Investments Banking Income 924 1,617 1,126 1,898 202 337 -14.8% 379.3%
Asset Management Income 24 42 94 158 97 162 -73.4% -74.0%
Net Investment Gains / (Losses) 325 569 347 585 (2) (3) -2.7% NMF
Other 2,517 4,404 2,625 4,425 2,156 3,601 -0.5% 22.3%
Net Other Non-Interest Income 6,168 10,791 6,363 10,727 4,275 7,139 0.6% 51.2%
Net Non-Interest Income 17,507 30,626 18,575 31,313 17,538 29,289 -2.2% 4.6%
Total Operating Income (Revenue) 43,373 75,876 45,890 77,362 48,930 81,713 -1.9% -7.1%

Personnel Costs

13,365 23,381 13,336 22,481 13,165 21,985 4.0% 6.4%
Selling, General & Administrative Expenses 5,604 9,803 6,211 10,471 6,999 11,688 -6.4% -16.1%
Procurement & Operations Support Expenses 2,005 3,507 2,261 3,811 1,771 2,957 -8.0% 18.6%
Depreciation And Amortization 3,802 6,651 4,100 6,911 3,105 5,185 -3.8% 28.3%
Other Operating Expenses 1,667 2,917 1,732 2,920 1,694 2,830 -0.1% 3.1%
Total Recurring Operating Costs 26,443 46,259 27,639 46,594 26,734 44,645 -0.7% 3.6%
Normalized Net Operating Income / (Loss) 16,930 29,617 18,251 30,768 22,196 37,067 -3.7% -20.1%
Net Non-Recurring Income / (Costs) (1,867) (3,266) (63,379) (106,844) (137) (228) -96.9% NMF
Profit / (Loss) Before Provisions 15,063 26,351 (45,128) (76,076) 22,059 36,839 NMF -28.5%
Net Provision Expense 4,207 7,360 17,990 30,327 19,198 32,061 -75.7% -77.0%
Pre-Tax Income / (Loss) 10,856 18,991 (63,117) (106,403) 2,861 4,778 NMF 297.5%
Income Tax Expense / (Benefit) 1,278 2,236 (2,439) (4,112) (181) (302) NMF -840.2%
Net Income / (Loss) 9,578 16,755 (60,678) (102,291) 3,042 5,080 NMF 229.8%
 

Note: Q4 2009 results in this report reflect the adjustments per 2009 audited results.

1 Converted to U.S. dollars for the convenience using a period-end exchange rate of GEL 1.7494 per US$1.00, such exchange rate being the official Georgian Lari to U.S. dollar period-end exchange rate as reported by the National Bank of Georgia on 31 March 2010
2 Converted to U.S. dollars for the convenience using a period-end exchange rate of GEL 1.6858 per US$1.00, such exchange rate being the official Georgian Lari to U.S. dollar period-end exchange rate as reported by the National Bank of Georgia on 31 December 2009
3 Converted to U.S. dollars for the convenience using a period-end exchange rate of GEL 1.6700 per US$1.00, such exchange rate being the official Georgia Lari to U.S. dollar period-end exchange rate as reported by the National Bank of Georgia on 31 March 2009
4 Change calculations based on GEL values

CONSOLIDATED Q1 2010 BALANCE SHEET DATA

 
Period ended     Q1 2010     YE 2009     Q1 2009     Change4     Change4
Consolidated, IFRS based US$1     GEL US$2     GEL US$3     GEL Q-O-Q Y-O-Y
000s Unless otherwise noted (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
 
Cash And Cash Equivalents 101,688 177,893 93,126 156,992 102,477 171,136 13.3% 3.9%
Loans And Advances To Credit Institutions 184,193 322,227 157,502 265,517 248,418 414,857 21.4% -22.3%
Mandatory Reserves With NBG / NBU / NBRB 25,485 44,583 24,790 41,791 29,350 49,014 6.7% -9.0%
Other Accounts With NBG / NBU / NBRB 9,447 16,527 26,151 44,085 43,249 72,226 -62.5% -77.1%
Balances With And Loans To Other Banks 149,261 261,117 106,561 179,641 175,818 293,617 45.4% -11.1%
Investment Securities: Available-For-Sale & Trading 10,146 17,750 12,870 21,697 24,252 40,501 -18.2% -56.2%
Treasuries And Equivalents 142,451 249,203 147,821 249,196 22,954 38,333 0.0% 550.1%
Other Fixed Income Instruments - - - - 13 22 - -100.0%
Loans To Clients, Gross 1,118,824 1,957,270 1,098,503 1,851,857 1,225,658 2,046,850 5.7% -4.4%
Less: Reserve For Loan Losses (102,880) (179,979) (102,996) (173,630) (80,985) (135,245) 3.7% 33.1%
Loans To Clients, Net 1,015,943 1,777,291 995,508 1,678,227 1,144,673 1,911,604 5.9% -7.0%
Insurance Related Assets 18,641 32,610 15,827 26,681 31,506 52,615 22.2% -38.0%
Investments In Other Business Entities, Net 59,006 103,225 52,883 89,150 21,875 36,531 15.8% 182.6%
Property And Equipment Owned, Net 158,054 276,499 166,352 280,437 203,532 339,898 -1.4% -18.7%
Intangible Assets Owned, Net 12,662 22,151 11,667 19,669 6,839 11,421 12.6% 93.9%
Goodwill 39,344 68,828 39,016 65,773 80,992 135,257 4.6% -49.1%
Tax Assets, Current And Deferred 13,616 23,820 13,930 23,484 4,003 6,685 1.4% 256.3%
Prepayments And Other Assets 30,063 52,592 21,714 36,606 16,705 27,898 43.7% 88.5%
Total Assets 1,785,806 3,124,089 1,728,217 2,913,429 1,908,238 3,186,758 7.2% -2.0%
 
Client Deposits 797,096 1,394,439 754,817 1,272,470 678,402 1,132,931 9.6% 23.1%
Deposits And Loans From Banks 44,725 78,242 13,325 22,463 31,702 52,942 248.3% 47.8%
Borrowed Funds 521,304 911,970 541,775 913,324 696,288 1,162,801 -0.1% -21.6%
Issued Fixed Income Securities - - 392 660 81 136 -100.0% -100.0%
Insurance Related Liabilities 24,415 42,712 20,314 34,246 38,207 63,806 24.7% -33.1%
Tax Liabilities, Current And Deferred 15,602 27,295 14,969 25,235 11,348 18,951 8.2% 44.0%
Accruals And Other Liabilities 33,015 57,757 27,651 46,614 25,955 43,345 23.9% 33.2%
Total Liabilities 1,436,158 2,512,415 1,373,242 2,315,012 1,481,983 2,474,911 8.5% 1.5%
 
Share Capital - Ordinary Shares 17,901 31,316 18,570 31,306 18,719 31,261 0.0% 0.2%
Share Premium 274,190 479,668 284,007 478,779 274,512 458,435 0.2% 4.6%
Treasury Shares (913) (1,597) (995) (1,677) (1,199) (2,002) -4.8% -20.2%
Retained Earnings 27,095 47,400 81,583 137,533 72,529 121,123 -65.5% -60.9%
Revaluation And Other Reserves 11,874 20,773 14,466 24,387 27,890 46,577 -14.8% -55.4%
Net Income For The Period 9,578 16,755 (58,671) (98,908) 3,042 5,080 -116.9% 229.8%
Shareholders Equity Excluding Minority Interest 339,725 594,315 338,961 571,420 395,493 660,474 4.0% -10.0%
Minority Interest 9,923 17,359 16,014 26,997 30,762 51,373 -35.7% -66.2%
Total Shareholders Equity 349,648 611,674 354,975 598,417 426,255 711,847 2.2% -14.1%
 
Total Liabilities And Shareholders Equity 1,785,806 3,124,089 1,728,217 2,913,429 1,908,238 3,186,758 7.2% -2.0%
 

Note: Q4 2009 results in this report reflect the adjustments per 2009 audited results

1 Converted to U.S. dollars for the convenience using a period-end exchange rate of GEL 1.7494 per US$1.00, such exchange rate being the official Georgian Lari to U.S. dollar period-end exchange rate as reported by the National Bank of Georgia on 31 March 2010
2 Converted to U.S. dollars for the convenience using a period-end exchange rate of GEL 1.6858 per US$1.00, such exchange rate being the official Georgian Lari to U.S. dollar period-end exchange rate as reported by the National Bank of Georgia on 31 December 2009
3 Converted to U.S. dollars for the convenience using a period-end exchange rate of GEL 1.6700 per US$1.00, such exchange rate being the official Georgia Lari to U.S. dollar period-end exchange rate as reported by the National Bank of Georgia on 31 March 2009
4 Change calculations based on GEL values

STANDALONE Q1 2010 INCOME STATEMENT DATA

                   
Period ended Q1 2010 Q4 2009 Q1 2009 Change4 Change4
Consolidated, IFRS based US$1     GEL US$2     GEL US$3     GEL Q-O-Q Y-O-Y
000s Unless otherwise noted (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
 
Interest Income 49,997 87,465 50,626 85,346 54,480 90,982 2.5% -3.9%
Interest expense 25,642 44,859 24,059 40,559 24,323 40,620 10.6% 10.4%
Net interest income 24,355 42,607 26,567 44,786 30,157 50,363 -4.9% -15.4%
Fee & commission income 6,349 11,106 6,832 11,517 6,126 10,231 -3.6% 8.6%
Fee & commission expenses 1,491 2,608 1,717 2,895 1,336 2,231 -9.9% 16.9%
Net fee & commission income 4,858 8,498 5,115 8,622 4,790 8,000 -1.4% 6.2%
Income from documentary operations 1,472 2,576 1,639 2,763 1,612 2,692 -6.8% -4.3%
Expense on documentary operations 274 480 317 534 273 456 -10.1% 5.3%
Net income from documentary operations 1,198 2,096 1,322 2,229 1,339 2,237 -6.0% -6.3%
Net income from FX & translation operations 3,215 5,624 3,492 5,886 3,343 5,583 -4.4% 0.7%
Net other non-interest income 314 549 476 802 270 450 -31.6% 21.8%
Net non-interest income 9,584 16,766 10,404 17,540 9,742 16,270 -4.4% 3.1%
Total operating income (revenue) 33,939 59,373 36,971 62,326 39,900 66,632 -4.7% -10.9%
Personnel cost 8,847 15,476 9,255 15,602 8,800 14,695 -0.8% 5.3%
Selling, general & administrative expense 3,459 6,051 4,712 7,943 3,788 6,325 -23.8% -4.3%
Procurement & operations support expenses 1,629 2,849 1,695 2,858 1,631 2,725 -0.3% 4.6%
Depreciation and amortization 3,141 5,495 3,665 6,178 2,454 4,097 -11.0% 34.1%
Other operating expenses 510 892 643 1,084 566 945 -17.7% -5.6%
Recurring operating costs 17,586 30,764 19,970 33,665 17,238 28,787 -8.6% 6.9%
Normalized net operating income 16,354 28,609 17,001 28,661 22,662 37,845 -0.2% -24.4%
Net non-recurring income / (costs) (697) (1,220) (1,492) (2,515) (322) (538) -51.5% 127.0%
Profit / (loss) before provisions 15,656 27,389 15,510 26,146 22,340 37,307 4.8% -26.6%
Net provision expense 7,036 12,309 10,825 18,249 14,391 24,032 -32.6% -48.8%
Pre-tax income / (loss) 8,620 15,080 4,685 7,897 7,949 13,275 91.0% 13.6%
Income tax expense / (benefit) 1,293 2,262 50 83 1,192 1,991 NMF 13.6%
Net income / (loss) 7,327 12,818 4,635 7,814 6,757 11,284 64.0% 13.6%
 

Note: Q4 2009 results in this report reflect the adjustments per 2009 audited results

1 Converted to U.S. dollars for the convenience using a period-end exchange rate of GEL 1.7494 per US$1.00, such exchange rate being the official Georgian Lari to U.S. dollar period-end exchange rate as reported by the National Bank of Georgia on 31 March 2010
2 Converted to U.S. dollars for the convenience using a period-end exchange rate of GEL 1.6858 per US$1.00, such exchange rate being the official Georgian Lari to U.S. dollar period-end exchange rate as reported by the National Bank of Georgia on 31 December 2009
3 Converted to U.S. dollars for the convenience using a period-end exchange rate of GEL 1.6700 per US$1.00, such exchange rate being the official Georgia Lari to U.S. dollar period-end exchange rate as reported by the National Bank of Georgia on 31 March 2009
4 Change calculations based on GEL values

STANDALONE Q1 2010 BALANCE SHEET DATA

                   
Period ended Q1 2010 Q4 2009 Q1 2009 Change4 Change4
Consolidated, IFRS based US$1     GEL US$2     GEL US$3     GEL Q-O-Q Y-O-Y
000s Unless otherwise noted (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
 
Cash 72,796 127,350 79,477 133,983 67,042 111,960 -5.0% 13.7%
Balances with NBG 32,103 56,161 34,441 58,060 60,883 101,675 -3.3% -44.8%
Balances With And Loans To Other Banks 147,639 258,280 97,746 164,780 194,001 323,981 56.7% -20.3%
Treasuries And Equivalents 142,451 249,203 147,820 249,196 22,954 38,333 0.0% 550.1%
Other Fixed Income Instruments - - - - - - - -
Loans To Clients, Gross 1,050,756 1,838,192 1,028,881 1,734,488 1,109,171 1,852,315 6.0% -0.8%
Reserve For Loan Losses (78,727) (137,725) (76,069) (128,238) (61,464) (102,645) 7.4% 34.2%
Loans To Clients, Net 972,029 1,700,468 952,812 1,606,251 1,047,707 1,749,670 5.9% -2.8%
Insurance Related Assets - - - - - - - -
Investments In Other Business Entities, Net 203,563 356,114 198,207 334,137 188,328 314,507 6.6% 13.2%
Property And Equipment Owned, Net 123,457 215,976 134,327 226,448 138,605 231,471 -4.6% -6.7%
Intangible Assets Owned, Net 9,653 16,887 8,502 14,332 4,076 6,807 17.8% 148.1%
Goodwill 13,003 22,748 13,499 22,756 13,642 22,783 0.0% -0.2%
Tax Assets, Current And Deferred 3,485 6,097 3,928 6,622 - - -7.9% -
Prepayments And Other Assets 13,636 23,856 15,327 25,838 9,140 15,263 -7.7% 56.3%
Total Assets 1,733,817 3,033,139 1,686,085 2,842,403 1,746,378 2,916,451 6.7% 4.0%
 
Deposits And Loans From Banks 33,702 58,958 7,367 12,419 17,573 29,348 374.7% 100.9%
Client Deposits 715,416 1,251,549 668,392 1,126,775 586,214 978,977 11.1% 27.8%
Borrowed Funds 521,304 911,970 541,775 913,324 696,288 1,162,801 -0.1% -21.6%
Tax Liabilities, Current And Deferred 14,651 25,631 14,188 23,918 9,682 16,169 7.2% 58.5%
Accruals And Other Liabilities 18,949 33,150 16,018 27,003 13,644 22,785 22.8% 45.5%
Total Liabilities 1,304,023 2,281,258 1,247,740 2,103,440 1,323,402 2,210,081 8.5% 3.2%
 
Share Capital - Ordinary Shares 17,901 31,316 18,570 31,306 18,719 31,261 0.0% 0.2%
Share Premium 273,609 478,651 283,879 478,563 279,874 467,390 0.0% 2.4%
Treasury Shares (817) (1,430) (848) (1,429) (699) (1,167) 0.1% 22.6%
Retained Earnings 109,885 192,232 90,038 151,786 82,834 138,332 26.6% 39.0%
Revaluation And Other Reserves 21,890 38,294 28,413 47,899 35,491 59,269 -20.1% -35.4%
Net Income / (Loss) For The Period 7,327 12,818 18,292 30,837 6,757 11,284 -58.4% 13.6%
Total Shareholders Equity 429,794 751,881 438,346 738,963 422,976 706,370 1.7% 6.4%
 
Total Liabilities And Shareholders Equity 1,733,817 3,033,139 1,686,085 2,842,403 1,746,378 2,916,451 6.7% 4.0%
 

Note: Q4 2009 results in this report reflect the adjustments per 2009 audited results

1 Converted to U.S. dollars for the convenience using a period-end exchange rate of GEL 1.7494 per US$1.00, such exchange rate being the official Georgian Lari to U.S. dollar period-end exchange rate as reported by the National Bank of Georgia on 31 March 2010
2 Converted to U.S. dollars for the convenience using a period-end exchange rate of GEL 1.6858 per US$1.00, such exchange rate being the official Georgian Lari to U.S. dollar period-end exchange rate as reported by the National Bank of Georgia on 31 December 2009
3 Converted to U.S. dollars for the convenience using a period-end exchange rate of GEL 1.6700 per US$1.00, such exchange rate being the official Georgia Lari to U.S. dollar period-end exchange rate as reported by the National Bank of Georgia on 31 March 2009
4 Change calculations based on GEL values

BG BANK (UKRAINE) Q1 2010 INCOME STATEMENT DATA

           
Period ended Q1 2010 Q1 2009 Change3
Consolidated, IFRS based US$1     GEL US$2     GEL Y-O-Y
000s Unless otherwise noted (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
 
Interest Income 2,360 4,128 6,649 11,103 -62.8%
Interest Expense 798 1,397 4,935 8,241 -83.1%
Net Interest Income 1,561 2,731 1,714 2,862 -4.6%
Fees & Commission Income 249 436 492 822 -47.0%
Fees & Commission Expense 120 211 123 205 2.8%
Net Fees & Commission Income 129 225 370 617 -63.5%
Income From Documentary Operations 46 80 - - -
Expense On Documentary Operations - - - - -
Net Income From Documentary Operations 46 80 - - -
Net Foreign Currency Related Income 13 24 1,193 1,991 -98.8%
Net Other Non-Interest Income 2 4 - - -
Net Non-Interest Income 190 332 1,562 2,609 -87.3%
Total Operating Income (Revenue) 1,751 3,064 3,276 5,471 -44.0%

Personnel Costs

1,454 2,544 1,937 3,236 -21.4%
Selling, General & Administrative Expenses 342 599 796 1,329 -55.0%
Procurement & Operations Support Expenses 230 403 - - -
Depreciation And Amortization 118 207 125 209 -1.0%
Other Operating Expenses 118 207 528 883 -76.5%
Total Recurring Operating Costs 2,264 3,960 3,387 5,657 -30.0%
Normalized Net Operating Income / (Loss) (512) (896) (111) (186) NMF
Net Non-Recurring Income / (Costs) (197) (344) 107 179 NMF
Profit / (Loss) Before Provisions (709) (1,240) (4) (7) NMF
Net Provision Expense (893) (1,563) 5,619 9,384 NMF
Pre-Tax Income / (Loss) 184 322 (5,624) (9,392) NMF
Income Tax Expense / (Benefit) 40 71 (1,237) (2,066) NMF
Net Income / (Loss) 144 252 (4,386) (7,325) NMF
 

1 Converted to U.S. dollars for the convenience using a period-end exchange rate of GEL 1.7494 per US$1.00, such exchange rate being the official Georgian Lari to U.S. dollar period-end exchange rate as reported by the National Bank of Georgia on 31 March 2010
2 Converted to U.S. dollars for the convenience using a period-end exchange rate of GEL 1.6700 per US$1.00, such exchange rate being the official Georgia Lari to U.S. dollar period-end exchange rate as reported by the National Bank of Georgia on 31 March 2009
3 Change calculations based on GEL values

BNB (BELARUS) Q1 2010 INCOME STATEMENT DATA

           
Period ended Q1 2010 Q1 2009 Change3
Consolidated, IFRS based US$1     GEL US$2     GEL Y-O-Y
000s Unless otherwise noted (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
 
Interest Income 1,487 2,602 971 1,621 60.5%
Interest Expense 173 302 375 626 -51.7%
Net Interest Income 1,315 2,300 596 995 131.1%
Fees & Commission Income 164 287 204 341 -15.9%
Fees & Commission Expense 32 56 30 50 12.4%
Net Fees & Commission Income 132 231 175 291 -20.7%
Income From Documentary Operations 1 1 2 3 -63.7%
Expense On Documentary Operations - - 1 1 -100.0%
Net Income From Documentary Operations 1 1 1 2 -38.7%
Net Foreign Currency Related Income 209 366 703 1,175 -68.8%
Net Other Non-Interest Income 11 20 (19) (32) -163.0%
Net Non-Interest Income 353 618 860 1,436 -57.0%
Total Operating Income (Revenue) 1,668 2,918 1,456 2,431 20.0%

Personnel Costs

581 1,016 455 760 33.7%
Selling, General & Administrative Expenses 109 191 95 159 20.2%
Procurement & Operations Support Expenses 146 255 139 233 9.6%
Depreciation And Amortization 73 127 99 166 -23.5%
Other Operating Expenses 107 188 113 188 -0.2%
Total Recurring Operating Costs 1,016 1,777 902 1,506 18.0%
Normalized Net Operating Income / (Loss) 652 1,141 554 925 23.3%
Net Non-Recurring Income / (Costs) 5 8 6 10 -19.2%
Profit / (Loss) Before Provisions 657 1,149 560 935 22.9%
Net Provision Expense 241 421 17 29 NMF
Pre-Tax Income / (Loss) 416 728 543 906 -19.7%
Income Tax Expense / (Benefit) 108 189 147 245 -23.0%
Net Income / (Loss) 308 539 396 661 -18.4%
 

1 Converted to U.S. dollars for the convenience using a period-end exchange rate of GEL 1.7494 per US$1.00, such exchange rate being the official Georgian Lari to U.S. dollar period-end exchange rate as reported by the National Bank of Georgia on 31 March 2010
2 Converted to U.S. dollars for the convenience using a period-end exchange rate of GEL 1.6700 per US$1.00, such exchange rate being the official Georgia Lari to U.S. dollar period-end exchange rate as reported by the National Bank of Georgia on 31 March 2009
3 Change calculations based on GEL values

KEY RATIOS

           
 
Profitability Ratios Q1 2010 Q4 2009 Q1 2009
ROAA 1, Annualied 2.2% -13.6% 0.6%
ROAE2, Annualied 11.1% -59.5% 2.9%
Interest Income To Average Interest Earning Assets 3, Annualized 16.2% 16.4% 17.5%
Cost Of Funds 4, Annualied 8.1% 7.8% 8.2%
Net Spread 5 8.1% 8.6% 9.3%
Net Interest Margin 6, Annualised 8.0% 8.5% 9.3%
Net Interest Margin Normalized 7, Annualised 8.0% 8.5% 9.3%
Loan Yield 8, Annualised 17.7% 12.9% 13.1%
Interest Expense To Interest Income 50.8% 48.2% 47.2%
Net Non-Interest Income To Average Total Assets, Annualized 4.1% 3.8% 3.6%
Net Non-Interest Income To Revenue 9 40.4% 38.4% 34.6%
Net Fee And Commission Income To Average Interest Earning Assets 10, Annualized 1.8% 2.3% 1.5%
Net Fee And Commission Income To Revenue 13.6% 16.9% 10.5%
Operating Leverage 11 -17.5% -107.3% -20.2%
Total Operating Income (Revenue) To Total Assets, Annualized 9.7% 10.3% 10.6%
Recurring Earning Power 12, Annualised 3.5% -10.1% 5.4%
Net Income To Revenue 22.1% -136.8% 6.0%
Efficiency Ratios
Operating Cost To Average Total Assets 13, Annualized 6.1% 5.9% 5.0%
Cost To Average Total Assets 14, Annualized 6.6% 20.1% 5.5%
Cost / Income 15 65.3% 201.8% 53.0%
Cost / Income, Normalized 16 61.0% 58.8% 52.7%
Cost / Income, Bank of Georgia, Stand-Alone 17 53.9% 58.0% 42.2%
Cost / Income, Bank of Georgia, Stand-Alone, Normalized 51.8% 54.0% 41.4%
Cash Cost / Income 52.2% 49.6% 46.9%
Total Employee Compensation Expense To Revenue 18 30.8% 30.1% 26.0%
Total Employee Compensation Expense To Cost 47.2% 14.9% 49.0%
Total Employee Compensation Expense To Average Total Assets, Annualized 3.1% 3.0% 2.7%
Liquidity Ratios
Net Loans To Total Assets 19 56.9% 57.6% 60.0%
Average Net Loans To Average Total Assets 57.2% 54.4% 61.6%
Interest Earning Assets To Total Assets 75.2% 75.3% 74.2%
Average Interest Earning Assets To Average Total Assets 75.2% 72.0% 73.8%
Liquid Assets To Total Assets 20 23.1% 22.4% 19.3%
Liquid Assets To Total Short-Term Liabilities, NBG Stand-Alone 38.7% 35.6% 37.6%
Liquid Assets To Total Liabilities, IFRS Consolidated 30.5% 30.0% 26.9%
Net Loans To Client Deposits 127.5% 131.9% 168.7%
Average Net Loans To Average Client Deposits 129.6% 131.5% 168.5%
Net Loans To Total Deposits 21 120.7% 129.6% 161.2%
Net Loans To (Total Deposits + Equity) 85.3% 88.6% 100.7%
Net Loans To Total Liabilities 70.7% 72.5% 77.2%
Total Deposits To Total Liabilities 58.6% 55.9% 47.9%
Client Deposits To Total Deposits 94.7% 98.3% 95.5%
Client Deposits To Total Liabilities 55.5% 55.0% 45.8%
Current Account Balances To Client Deposits 40.4% 38.4% 42.1%
Demand Deposits To Client Deposits 9.0% 9.5% 7.6%
Time Deposits To Client Deposits 50.6% 52.1% 50.3%
Total Deposits To Total Assets 47.1% 44.4% 37.2%
Client Deposits To Total Assets 44.6% 43.7% 35.6%
Client Deposits To Total Equity (Times) 22 228.0% 212.6% 1.59
Due From Banks / Due To Banks 23 411.8% 1182.0% 783.6%
Total Equity To Net Loans 34.4% 35.7% 37.2%
Leverage (Times) 24 4.1 3.9 3.5
 

Note: Q4 2009 results in this report reflect the adjustments per 2009 audited results

KEY RATIOS CONT’D

           
 
Asset Quality Q1 2010 Q4 2009 Q1 2009
NPLs (in GEL) 25 168,892 139,954 104,587
NPLs To Gross Loans To Clients 26 8.6% 7.6% 5.1%
Cost of Risk 27, Annualized 1.5% 6.7% 6.6%
Cost of Risk Normalized 28, Annualized 1.5% 7.0% 6.6%
Reserve For Loan Losses To Gross Loans To Clients 29 9.5% 9.4% 6.6%
NPL Coverage Ratio 30 110.9% 124.1% 129.3%
Equity To Average Net Loans To Clients 35.4% 36.6% 35.6%
Capital Adequacy:
Equity To Total Assets 19.6% 20.5% 22.3%
BIS Tier I Capital Adequacy Ratio, consolidated 31 22.1% 22.4% 22.2%
BIS Total Capital Adequacy Ratio, consolidated 32 32.3% 33.8% 31.7%
NBG Tier I Capital Adequacy Ratio 33 17.7% 19.7% 16.4%
NBG Total Capital Adequacy Ratio 34 15.9% 16.8% 17.4%
Per Share Values:
Basic EPS (GEL) 35 0.54 (3.27) 0.16
Basic EPS (US$) $0.31 ($1.94) $0.10
Fully Diluted EPS (GEL) 36 0.48 (2.94) 0.14
Fully Diluted EPS (US$) $0.28 ($1.74) $0.09
Book Value Per Share (GEL) 37 19.53 19.12 22.77
Book Value Per Share (US$) $11.17 $11.34 $13.64
Change y-o-y -14.2% -16.9% -4.7%
Ordinary Shares Outstanding - Weighted Average, Basic 31,312,554 31,298,343 31,260,888
Ordinary Shares Outstanding - Period End 31,315,960 31,306,071 31,260,888
Ordinary Shares Outstanding - Fully Diluted 34,790,574 34,780,685 35,074,482
Selected Operating Data:
Full Time Employees (FTE) 4,932 4,781 4,989
FTEs, Bank of Georgia Stand-Alone 2,818 2,667 2,692
Total Assets Per FTE 38 (GEL Thousands) 633 609 639
Total Assets Per FTE, Bank of Georgia Stand-Alone (GEL Thousands) 1,109 1,092 1,184
Number Of Active Branches 140 141 142
Number Of ATMs 379 382 420
Number Of Cards (Thousands) 571 537 645
Number Of POS Terminals 2,067 1,958 2,548
 

Note: Q4 2009 results in this report reflect the adjustments per 2009 audited results

NOTES TO KEY RATIOS

 
1 Return On Average Total Assets (ROAA) equals Net Income of the period divided by quarterly Average Total Assets for the same period;
2 Return On Average Total Equity (ROAE) equals Net Income of the period divided by quarterly Average Total Equity for the same period;
3 Average Interest Earning Assets are calculated on a quarterly basis; Interest Earning Assets include: Loans And Advances To Credit Institutions, Treasuries And Equivalents, Other Fixed Income Instruments and Net Loans to Clients;
4 Cost Of Funds equals Interest Expense of the period divided by quarterly Average Interest Bearing Liabilities; Interest Bearing Liabilities Include: Client Deposits, Deposits And Loans From Banks, Borrowed Funds and Issued Fixed Income Securities;
5 Net Spread equals Interest Income To Average Interest Earning Assets less Cost Of Funds;
6 Net Interest Margin equals Net Interest Income of the period divided by quarterly Average Interest Earning Assets of the same period;
7 Net Interest Margin Normalized equals Net Interest Income of the period, less interest income generated by non-performing loans through the date of their write-off, divided by quarterly Average Interest Earning Assets of the same period;
8 Loan Yield equals Interest Income, less Net Provision Expense, divided by quarterly Average Gross Loans To Clients;
9 Revenue equals Total Operating Income;
10 Net Fee And Commission Income includes Net Income From Documentary Operations of the period ;
11 Operating Leverage equals percentage change in Revenue less percentage change in Total Costs;
12 Recurring Earning Power equals Profit Before Provisions of the period divided by average Total Assets of the same period;
13 Operating Cost equals Total Recurring Operating Costs;
14 Cost includes Total Recurring Operating Costs and Net Non-Recurring Costs (Income);
15 Cost/Income Ratio equals Costs of the period divided by Total Operating Income (Revenue);
16 Cost/Income Normalized equals Total Recurring Operating cost (excludes net non-recurring costs) divided by total operating income.
17 Cost/ Income, Bank of Georgia, standalone, equals non-consolidated Total Costs of the bank of the period divided by non-consolidated Revenue of the bank of the same period;
18 Total Employee Compensation Expense includes Personnel Costs;
19 Net Loans equal Net Loans To Clients;
20 Liquid Assets include: Cash And Cash Equivalents, Other Accounts With NBG, Balances With And Loans To Other Banks, Treasuries And Equivalents and Other Fixed Income Securities as of the period end and are divided by Total Assets as of the same date;
21 Total Deposits include Client Deposits and Deposits And Loans from Banks;
22 Total Equity equals Total Shareholders’ Equity;
23 Due From Banks/ Due To Banks equals Loans And Advances To Credit Institutions divided by Deposits And Loans From Banks;
24 Leverage (Times) equals Total Liabilities as of the period end divided by Total Equity as of the same date;
25 NPLs (in GEL) equals consolidated total gross non-performing loans as of the period end; non-performing loans are loans that have debts in arrears for more than 90 calendar days;
26 Gross Loans equals Gross Loans To Clients;
27 Cost Of Risk equals Net Provision For Loan Losses of the period, plus provisions for (less recovery of) other assets, divided by quarterly average Gross Loans To Clients over the same period;
28 Cost Of Risk Normalized equals Net Provision For Loan Losses of the period, less provisions for the interest income generated by non-performing loans through the date of their write-off, plus provisions for (less recovery of) other assets, divided by quarterly average Gross Loans To Clients over the same period;
29 Reserve For Loan Losses To Gross Loans To Clients equals reserve for loan losses as of the period end divided by gross loans to clients as of the same date;
30 NPL Coverage Ratio equals Reserve For Loan losses as of the period end divided by NPLs as of the same date;
31 BIS Tier I Capital Adequacy Ratio equals Tier I Capital as of the period end divided by Total Risk Weighted Assets as of the same date, both calculated in accordance with the requirements of Basel Accord I;
32 BIS Total Capital Adequacy Ratio equals Total Capital as of the period end divided by Total Risk Weighted Assets as of the same date, both calculated in accordance with the requirements of Basel Accord I;
33 NBG Tier I Capital Adequacy Ratio equals Tier I Capital as of the period end divided by Total Risk Weighted Assets as of the same date, both calculated in accordance with the requirements the National Bank of Georgia;
34 NBG Total Capital Adequacy Ratio equals Total Capital as of the period end divided by Total Risk Weighted Assets as of the same date, both calculated in accordance with the requirements of the National Bank of Georgia;
35 Basic EPS equals Net Income of the period divided by the weighted average number of outstanding ordinary shares over the same period;
36 Fully Diluted EPS equals net income of the period divided by the number of outstanding ordinary shares as of the period end plus number of ordinary shares in contingent liabilities;
37 Book Value Per Share equals Equity as of the period end, plus Treasury Shares, divided by the total number of Outstanding Ordinary shares as of the same date
38 Equals total consolidated assets divided by total number of full-time employees
 

Note: Q4 2009 results in this report reflect the adjustments per 2009 audited results

About Bank of Georgia
Bank of Georgia is the leading Georgian bank offering a broad range of corporate and investment banking, retail banking, wealth management and insurance services to its customers in Georgia, Ukraine and Belarus. Bank of Georgia is the largest bank in Georgia by assets, loans, deposits and equity, with 34.3% market share by total assets (all data according to the NBG as of 31 March 2010). The bank has 140 branches and approximately 1 million retail and more than 157,000 corporate current accounts.

 

Bank of Georgia has, as of the date hereof, the following credit ratings:

Standard & Poor’s     ‘B/B’
FitchRatings ‘B/B’
Moody’s ‘B3/NP’ (FC) & ‘Ba3/NP’ (LC)
 

For further information, please visit www.bog.ge/ir or contact:

Nicholas Enukidze     Irakli Gilauri     Macca Ekizashvili
Chairman of the Supervisory Board CEO, Supervisory Board Member Head of Investor Relations
+995 32 444 858 +995 32 444 109 +995 32 444 256

nenukidze@bog.ge

igilauri@bog.ge

ir@bog.ge

 

This news report is presented for general informational purposes only and should not be construed as an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities. Certain statements in this news report are forward-looking statements and, as such, are based on the management’s current expectations and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances.

The financial information as of Q1 2009, Q4 2009, and Q1 2010 contained in this news report is unaudited and reflects the best estimates of management. The bank’s actual results may differ significantly from the amounts reflected herein as a result of various factors.