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Bank of PI Earns P6.8 Billion

Bank of the Philippine Islands posted a Net Income of P6.8 billion for the second quarter of 2021, up 28.8%, from the same period last year and up 36.3% from the first quarter of 2021, due to lower provisions recognized.

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In its disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, BPI said it is the Bank’s highest quarterly income since the start of the pandemic. Net income for the first half of 2021 was P11.8 billion, up 1.2% year-on-year. Total Revenues for the first six months of the year declined by 6.7% to P48.1 billion.


Net Interest Income dropped by 6.6% to P33.9 billion, as NIM contracted by 24 bps from 3.56% to 3.32% as earning asset yields declined by 85 basis points. While Non-Interest Income was down by 7.1% to P14.3 billion largely due to lower trading income, Fees & Commissions showed a growth of 37.2% across fee-based businesses.


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Total Operating Expenses for the first semester at P24.1 billion was up 3.0%. Cost-to-Income Ratio stood at 50.1%, a 4.75 ppt increase from the 45.3% recorded in the prior year.


The Bank booked Provisions of P6.5 billion, lower by 55.7% than the P14.7 billion booked over the same period last year.


NPL ratio was 2.94%, with NPL Coverage ratio at 120.3%. Total Loans as of June 30, 2021 was P1.4 trillion, a 4.5% drop year-on-year, due to softer demand in corporate, SME, and auto loans.


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Total Deposits were down by 4.5% year-on-year at P1.7 trillion. Notably, CASA grew 10.7%, offsetting a 43.1% decrease in time deposits. The Bank’s CASA Ratio was 83.2%, while the Loan-to-Deposit Ratio was 80.8%. Total Assets stood at P2.2 trillion, down 3.0% year-on-year.


Total Equity increased to P285.8 billion, with an indicative Common Equity Tier 1 Ratio of 16.95% and a Capital Adequacy Ratio of 17.82%, both above regulatory requirements. Return on Equity was 8.4%, while Return on Assets was 1.1%. BPI was named as the Best Sustainable Bank in the country by FinanceAsia for its forward-looking sustainability initiatives.s for the 3rd consecutive year.



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