Monday, Apr 29, 2013
Dubai: Noor Islamic Bank ( Noor ) reported a net profit of Dh75.5 million for the full year 2012, up Dh26.4 million compared to the net profit reported in 2011.
The shareholders have approved a capital injection of Dh150 million. Currently, Noor Islamic Bankâs capital adequacy ratio stands at 19.54 per cent, with the tier-1 ratio at 14.1 per cent.
Hussain Al Qemzi, Chief Executive Officer, Noor Islamic Bank and Group CEO Noor Investment Group, said: âIn line with our strategic road map, building a healthy balance sheet and diversifying core revenue generation capabilities remain our key priorities.
âFollowing a second consecutive year of registering net profits, the capital injection reflects the shareholdersâ confidence. It places the bank in a strong position to take advantage of the much improved economic situation in the UAE and growth opportunities in key emerging markets.â
In 2012, Noorâs liquid asset ratio rose to 27 per cent, marking a 13 per cent increase year-on-year. The bank also saw its advances to deposit ratio fall by 17 per cent, to stand at 75 per cent and a growth of 18 per cent in customer deposits.
Overall, the bankâs balance sheet recorded a growth of 6.4 per cent, compared to 2011.
Noor improved its nonperforming loan (NPL) ratio by 7.6 per cent, compared with 2011.
In addition, its NPL coverage ratio also improved by 16 per cent year-on-year.
Provisions for the year amounted to Dh166 million, a 74 per cent decrease from last year, representing 1.4 per cent on gross advances of Dh11.8 billion.
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