SKYE Bank Plc has announced gross earnings of N129.24 billion for the third quarter of the year which ended last September 30. This, according to the bank, represents an increase of 33.06 per cent over the N97.13 billion recorded during the corresponding period in 2014.
The unaudited result, submitted to the Nigerian Stock Exchange(NSE) yesterday, showed strong fundamentals in all the key performance indicators include growth in fees and interest income, as well as investment and other incomes.
Fees and commission income grew to N25.46 billion as against N15.57 billion recorded during the same period in 2014, a growth of 63.52 per cent. Similarly, investment and other income rose to N4.28 billion from N2.05 billion, representing 108.77 per cent growth.
The result further showed that the bank’s profit before tax increased to N14.98 billion during the year, from N12.33 billion during the same period in 2014, a growth of 21.45 per cent. Also, profit before tax increased by the same 21.45 per cent to N11.98 billion as against N9.87 billion last year.
Commenting on the result, the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the bank, Mr. Timothy Oguntayo, described the result as positive and promised that the upward growth pattern would be sustained through the remaining part of the year.
Oguntayo said, having successfully executed one of the biggest acquisitions in the nation’s banking industry, the bank was poised to deliver superior value and returns to its various stakeholders.
Recall that Skye Bank acquired erstwhile Mainstreet Bank Limited in December 2014, and concluded the integration of both banks last June. It has also successfully re-engineered its operations, people, and processes for seamless customer experience at all its service points and channels.
Source : SunOnline