RAPORT ANALIST November 03, 2016

BRD Q3: Still good, still good…

BRD 9m net profit came to RON 606 million (before minorities), implying a net profit of RON 225 million for the quarter. The development in earnings was a result of low risk cost and admin expenses.
Net interest income was slightly down q-o-q (-0.8%) and up y-o-y by 2.5%. NIM was down by 12 bps in a competitive environment. Net F&C improved both q-o-q and y-o-y (5.5% and 8.2%, respectively) thanks to card and internet-based transaction fees.
OPEX in the quarter was up q-o-q by 8.5% but came basically in line, and overall cost in the first 9m was under control.
Risk cost dropped to RON 79 million or 1.0% of gross loans vs. 167 bps a quarter ago, though the Bank pre-provisioned itself to the tune of RON 90 million for the mortgage walkaway law. Adjusting for that, cost of risk increased q-o-q, though is still at a low level.