RBI posts consolidated profit of € 910 million in the first three quarters of 2017



  • Net interest income increases 2.2 per cent year-on-year to € 2,391 million
    (1-9/2016 pro forma: € 2,340 million)
  • Operating income increases 4 per cent to € 3,889 million (1-9/2016 pro forma: € 3,737 million)
  • General administrative expenses stable at € 2,291 million (1-9/2016 pro forma: € 2,294 million)
  • Net provisioning for impairment losses decreases 68.1 per cent to € 160 million
    (1-9/2016 pro forma: € 501 million)
  • Profit before tax increases 66.6 per cent to € 1,301 million (1-9/2016 pro forma: € 781 million)
  • Profit after tax increases 93.2 per cent to € 1,012 million (1-9/2016 pro forma: € 524 million)
  • Consolidated profit increases 109.9 per cent to € 910 million (1-9/2016 pro forma: € 433 million)
  • Non-performing loan ratio decreases 2 percentage points to 6.7 per cent compared to year-end 2016 (pro forma)
  • Common equity tier 1 ratio (transitional) stable at 12.7 per cent compared to
    year-end 2016 (pro forma)
  • Common equity tier 1 ratio (fully loaded) increases 0.1 percentage points to
    12.5 per cent compared to year-end 2016 (pro forma)

All figures are based on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

”We are very satisfied with the results for the first nine months. We increased net interest income slightly and net commission income significantly, and we kept general administrative expenses stable year-on-year,” said RBI-CEO Johann Strobl.

The group headed by Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) posted profit before tax of € 1,301 million for the first three quarters of 2017, an increase of 66.6 per cent or € 520 million compared with the same period of 2016. Net provisioning for impairment losses decreased significantly year-on-year, and operating business showed a positive development as well: Operating income increased 4 per cent year-on-year, or € 151 million to € 3,889 million, while general administrative expenses remained stable. Profit after tax increased 93.2 per cent year-on-year to € 1,012 million. Consolidated profit for the reporting period was € 910 million, which corresponds to an increase of 109.9 per cent or € 476 million.

”The broad economic upswing in CEE is reflected in all our segments. We post profits in all our markets,” said Strobl.                                                            

Net interest income increased slightly

In the first nine months of 2017, net interest income increased 2 per cent year-on-year, or € 52 million, to € 2,391 million. This was mainly attributable to a € 62 million currency-related increase in net interest income in Russia, whereas small declines were booked in other markets due to continuing low interest rates.

General administrative expenses stable

Compared to the same period of the previous year, general administrative expenses declined € 3 million to € 2,291 million. Staff expenses declined € 4 million year-on-year to € 1,145 million.

The cost/income ratio improved 2.5 percentage points to 58.9 per cent, largely due to higher operating income.

Net provisioning for impairment losses down 68 per cent

Net provisioning for impairment losses fell 68 per cent, or € 341 million, overall year-on-year to € 160 million.

Compared to year-end 2016, the NPL ratio improved 2.0 percentage points to 6.7 per cent. Non-performing loans compared to loan loss provisions of € 3,778 million, resulting in an NPL coverage ratio of 69.4 per cent, in comparison to 75.2 per cent at the end of 2016.

“We made very good progress regarding the reduction of non-performing loans and already exceeded our objectives for the full year in this regard,” said Strobl.

Based on total risk, the common equity tier 1 ratio (transitional) was 12.7 per cent and the total capital ratio (transitional) was 18.0 per cent.


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Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) regards Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, as well as Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. 14 markets of the region are covered by subsidiary banks. Additionally, the group comprises numerous other financial service providers, for instance in the fields of leasing, asset management, as well as M&A.

In total, nearly 50,000 employees service 16.5 million customers through more than 2,400 business outlets, the majority thereof in CEE. RBI's shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. The Regional Raiffeisen Banks own around 58.8 per cent of the shares, the remainder is in free float. Within the Raiffeisen Banking Group, RBI is the central institute of the Regional Raiffeisen Banks and other affiliated credit institutions and renders important services in this function.

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