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Bank Muscat announces unaudited preliminary results for the year ended 31st December 2019

MUSCAT, 16 January 2020
Bank Muscat, the flagship financial institution in the Sultanate, has announced its preliminary results for the year ended 31st December 2019. The financial results are subject to the approval of External Auditors, Board of Directors, Central Bank of Oman and shareholders of the Bank. 

The bank posted a net profit of RO 185.55 million for the year compared to RO 179.63 million reported during the same period in 2018, an increase of 3.3 per cent.
 
The key highlights of the results for the year are as follows:

1) Net Interest Income from Conventional Banking and Income from Islamic Financing stood at RO 316.97 million for the year ended 31 December 2019 compared to RO 304.29 million for the same period in 2018, an increase of 4.2 per cent.

2) Non-interest income was RO 155.21 million for the year ended 31 December 2019 as compared to RO 142.45 million for the same period in 2018, an increase of 9.0 per cent.

3) Operating expenses for year ended 31 December 2019 was RO 195.95 million as compared to RO 190.34 million for the same period in 2018, an increase of 2.9 per cent.

4) Net Impairment for credit and other losses for the year 2019 was RO 56.13 million as against RO 43.24 million for the year 2018.

5) Net Loans and advances including Islamic financing receivables decreased by 0.7 per cent to RO 8,879 million as against RO 8,939 million as at 31 December 2018. The reduction in loan book is mainly attributable to prepayment of certain large corporate exposures in 2019.
6) Customer deposits including Islamic Customer deposits decreased by 5.0 per cent to RO 8,044 million as against RO 8,463 million as at 31 December 2018. The main reason for decrease in customer deposits in 2019 was due to a substantial increase in large short term deposit that was transit in nature in last quarter of 2018.

The full results for the year ended 31st December 2019 along with complete set of unaudited financial statements will be released post approval of the Board of Directors of the Bank at its meeting scheduled later during January 2020.


 

Key highlights of unaudited preliminary results

Particulars (RO millions)

For the year ended,

31 Dec

2019

31 Dec

2018

Change (%)
Net interest income & Islamic financing income 316.97  304.29 4.2%
Other operating income 155.21  142.45 9.0%
Operating expenses 195.95  190.34 2.9%
Operating profit 276.23  256.40 7.7%
Net profit 185.55  179.63 3.3%
 Particulars (RO millions) as at,

31 Dec

2019

31 Dec

2018

Change (%)
Net loans and Islamic financing 8,879  8,939 -0.7%
  • Conventional loans and advances
 7,713  7,829 -1.5%
  • Islamic financing receivables
 1,166  1,110 5.0%
Customer deposits and Islamic deposits 8,044  8,463 -5.0%
  • Conventional customer deposits
 7,011  7,504 -6.6%
  • Islamic customer deposits
 1,033  959 7.7%