RAPORT ANALIST November 07, 2016

BRD: strong 3Q16 results confirm positive trend

BRD has reported a strong set of 3Q16 results, outperforming both our and the market’s expectations on almost all lines. Total operating income was 7.4% above our expectations and provisions 30% lower than we expected. The 9M16 net profit stands at RON 601.1m, already close to the RON 645m FY16E Bloomberg consensus estimates. We thus see additional upside risk for our FY16E results and for the market
consensus. The bank trades at a P/B of 1.16x on a 9M annualised ROE of 12%. We believe that the results
confirm our positive view on the development of the sector and on the bank, and BRD remains one of the best plays on the Romanian macro story, in our view. Being a systemic bank, BRD is able to capture both the growth in the country’s internal demand via growth in retail loans, as well as the eventual growth of corporate and enterprise lending once it starts picking up pace.