EANS-News: RBI: Preliminary results 2019 Profit before tax up again – Core revenues up driven by strong loan growth across the group

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* Profit before tax up 1% y-o-y to EUR 1,767 million, Consolidated profit at EUR 1,227 million

* NII and net fee and commission income up 8% and 7% respectively y-o-y (adjusted for sale of Polish core banking operations in 2018)

* Loans to customers up 13% in 2019 mainly at head office, in Russia and Central Europe

* Net interest margin stabilized at 2.44%

* Risk costs remain low (0.26% provisioning ratio)

* NPE ratio further improved to 2.1%

* CET1 ratio increased to 13.9%

* Proposed dividend of EUR 1.00 per share, payout ratio of 27%

Income 1-12/2019 Change Q4/2019
Statement in preliminary 1-12/2018* preliminary Q3/2019*
EUR million
Net interest 3,412 3,362 1.5% 881 866
income
Current income
from
investments in 171 80 114.6% 120 14
subsidiaries
and associates
Net fee and
commission 1,797 1,791 0.3% 489 468
income
Net trading
income and (17) 17 – 70 (8)
fair value
result
Other net
operating 78 88 (10.5)% 65 (8)
income
Operating 5,475 5,377 1.8% 1,642 1,327
income
General
administrative (3,100) (3,048) 1.7% (855) (748)
expenses
Operating 2,376 2,330 2.0% 787 580
result
Other result (212) (241) (11.7)% (144) (35)
Levies and
special (162) (170) (4.4%) (21) (11)
governmental
measures
Impairment
losses on (234) (166) 41.2% (154) (68)
financial
assets
Profit before 1,767 1,753 0.8% 468 465
tax
Profit after 1,365 1,398 (2.4)% 380 341
tax
Consolidated 1,227 1,270 (3.4)% 353 303
profit

*Please note that current income from associates valued at equity is now
recognized as a separate line of the operating income rather than in other
result.

Balance Sheet 31/12/2019 31/12/2018 Change
in EUR million preliminary
Loans to customers 91,204 80,866 12.8%
Deposits from 96,214 87,038 10.5%
customers
Total assets 152,200 140,115 8.6%
Risk-weighted assets 77,961 72,672 7.3%
RWA (total RWA)

Key ratios 31/12/2019 31/12/2018 Change
preliminary
NPE ratio 2.1% 2.6% (0.5)PP
NPE coverage ratio 61.0% 58.3% 2.7PP
CET1 ratio (fully 13.9% 13.4% 0.5PP
loaded)
Total capital ratio 17.9% 18.2% (0.3)PP
(fully loaded)

Key ratios 1-12/2019 1-12/2018 Change Q4/2019 Q3/2019
preliminary preliminary
Net interest
margin
(average 2.44% 2.50% (0.07)PP 2.47% 2.46%
interest-
bearing
assets)
Cost/income 56.6% 56.7% (0.1)PP 52.1% 56.3%
ratio
Consolidated
return on 11.0% 12.6% (1.6)PP 12.8% 10.9%
equity
Earnings/ 3.54 3.68 (0.13) 1.03 0.87
share in EUR
Dividend
proposal/ 1.00 0.93 0.07 – –
share in EUR

The Management Board decided to propose a dividend distribution of EUR 1.00 per share to the Annual General Meeting for the 2019 financial year. This would correspond to a maximum dividend payout of EUR 329 million and a payout ratio of 27 per cent.

The data contained in this release is based on unaudited figures. On 18 March 2020, RBI will publish its full 2019 Annual Report including further details on the business year and the outlook.

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issuer: Raiffeisen Bank International AG
Am Stadtpark 9
A-1030 Wien
phone: +43 1 71707-2089
FAX: +43 1 71707-2138
mail: ir@rbinternational.com
WWW: www.rbinternational.com
ISIN: AT0000606306
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stockmarkets: Wien, Luxembourg Stock Exchange
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John P. Carlson
Group Investor Relations
Raiffeisen Bank International AG
Am Stadtpark 9
1030 Vienna, Austria
ir@rbinternational.com
phone +43-1-71 707-2089
www.rbinternational.com

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