BDO started strong this 2022. Their Q1 report shows that asset quality improves with economic reopening and greater mobility.
Driven by the bank’s core businesses, BDO Unibank, Inc. (BDO) recently reported a 13% year-on-year (YoY) increase in their net income to P11.7 billion for the 1Q 2022.
Their loan portfolio rose by 7% to P2.4 trillion on strong demand from corporate borrowers, the recovery in the middle market, and the resilience of the consumer segment. Deposits went up to P2.8 trillion driven by the 11% YoY increase in Current Account/Savings Account (CASA) deposits, now comprising ~86% of total deposits. This resulted in net interest income of P33.9 billion, 6% higher than a year-ago.
Non-interest income increased by 9% to P16.7 billion, driven by fees and insurance premiums. Trading and forex gains were in line with normalized business levels.
Operating expense (OPEX) growth was manageable at 3% YoY to P31.8 billion.
Asset quality continued to improve with NPL ratio down to 2.72% from 2.81% last year. The Bank maintained its conservative credit and provisioning policy with provisions at P3.7 billion compared to P2.9 billion a year-ago, resulting in higher NPL coverage at 120.8%
Total capital base strengthened to ₱429.9 billion, with the Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) and Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) Ratio both increasing to 14.6% and 13.5%, respectively, comfortably above regulatory minimum.
BDO’s Return on Common Equity (ROCE) for the 1Q 2022 increased to 11.09% from 10.56% in the same period last year. The Bank’s Book Value per common share rose to P96.47 as of end-March 2022 for a 7% year-on-year growth.
BDO’s sustained earnings performance, robust business franchise, and solid capital base place the Bank in a good position for long-term sustainable growth.