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GTBank Releases 2016 Q3 Unaudited Results.. report the best financial ratios in the industry(N140.84Billion)

Guaranty Trust Bank plc has released its unaudited financial results for the 3rd quarter ended
September 30, 2016, to the Nigerian and London Stock Exchanges.
A review of the 3rd quarter performance shows positive growth across all key financial metrics and
improved strategic positioning of the brand. Gross earnings for the period grew by 44% to
N329.3billion from N229.4billion reported in the corresponding period of September 2015; driven
by growth in fee & commission income as well as foreign exchange income. Profit before tax
stood at N140.84billion, representing a growth of 53% from N92.06billion recorded in the
corresponding period of September 2015.The Bank’s loan book grew by 19.6% from
N1.372trillion recorded in December 2015 to N1.640trillion in September 2016.
The Bank closed the third quarter ended September 2016 with Total Assets of N3.093trillion and
Shareholders’ Funds of N483.4billion. The Bank’s non-performing loans remained low at 4.13%.
On the backdrop of this result, Return on Equity (ROE) and Return on Assets (ROA) stood at
35.31% and 5.69% respectively.
Commenting on the Bank’s financial results, Segun Agbaje, the Managing Director/CEO said that
“The Bank’s strong performance is a reflection of the continued support of our customers, hard
work of our Staff and the commitment of the Management and Board to manage the Bank for
long term sustainable returns. Recognizing that we operate in challenging business
environments, we set high goals, benchmark ourselves against global standards and
aggressively pursue our key objectives for the year, which are focused mainly on adding value to
all stakeholders and improving the customer journey.
He further stated that “As a Bank, we will continue to leverage collaborations and technology to
drive customer engagement, improve the overall customer experience and grow our business for
long term sustainable returns.”
Guaranty Trust Bank has continued to report the best financial ratios for a Financial Institution in
the industry with a return on equity (ROE) of 35.31% and a cost to income ratio of 36.20%
evidencing the efficient management of the banks’ assets. Overall, the Bank has enshrined its
position as a clear leader in the industry. In due recognition of the Bank’s leading role in Africa’s
banking industry, owing to its bias for world class corporate governance standards and excellent
service delivery and innovation, GTBank has been a recipient of numerous awards over the
course of the year. They include Best Banking Group from World Finance Magazine, Most
Innovative African Bank from African Banker Magazine, Best Bank in Nigeria and Best
Digital Bank in Africa from Euromoney Magazine.

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