BUSINESS PERFORMANCE OVERVIEW OF SLOVENSKÁ SPORITEĽŇA AS OF 30 JUNE 2021
Net interest income went up by 0.3% y/y from EUR 217.3 million to EUR 217.8 million. Interest income from liabilities with a negative interest rate (TLTRO) had a positive impact on net interest income, making up for the lower interest income from loans.
Net fee and commission income increased by 17.0% y/y from EUR 67.9 million to EUR 79.5 million. All categories of net fees and commissions developed favourably, mainly income generated by Asset Management Slovenskej sporiteľne, income from insurance mediation and fees for payment services.
The bank recorded a net profit of EUR 3.9 million in the area of net trading and fair value result (it was EUR 3.7 million in 2020) which is mainly attributable to derivative transactions.
General administrative expenses went up by 2.3% y/y to EUR 147.9 million (in 2020 it was EUR 144.6 million). Personal expenses decreased by 2.2%, while other administrative expenses grew by 17.7% mainly as a result of the increased contribution into the Deposit Protection Fund. This increase was partially offset by a decrease of write-offs by 16.7%.
Operating profit went up by 8.5% to EUR 12.1 million. Cost income ratio went down to 48.8% compared with last year.
Net impairment of financial assets went down from EUR 63.5 million to EUR 26.0 million compared with 2020.
The share of defaulted loans on total loan volume decreased from 2.7% to 2.3% while the coverage with provisions improved from 95.8% to 110.0%.
Total levies of the bank went down from EUR 38.8 million to EUR 14.1 million. The cancelled bank levy had a positive impact but the contribution into the Deposit Protection Fund increased considerably from EUR 1.1 million to EUR 9.4 million. The annual contribution into the Single Resolution Fund went up from EUR 4.0 million to EUR 4.7 million.
Consolidated profit after tax reached EUR 91.2 million.
The volume of loans to customers increased by 0.4% y/y and achieved EUR 15.0 billion. Retail loans were the major driving force; they increased by 2.6% y/y (by EUR 0.3 billion) compared with 2020. Slovenská sporiteľňa again confirmed its position as market leader in retail loans; its market share in retail loans reached 24.7% in 2021. The main growth driver were housing loans which grew by 4.9% (EUR 0.4 billion in absolute terms), while consumer loans went down by 12.0% y/y (EUR 0.2 billion in absolute terms).
Loans to corporate clients (including factoring and leasing products) increased by 3.2% y/y (by EUR 0.1 billion) and reached EUR 4.2 billion.
Retail deposits increased from EUR 12.6 billion to EUR 13.8 billion, providing a solid base for financing and room for further growth of the bank. Deposits from customers rose from EUR 14.4 billion to EUR 15.6 billion compared with the year 2020.