Islandsbanki hf. : 1Q2014 Interim Consolidated Financial Statements

22.05.2014 - IR Releases


  • Profit after tax was ISK 8.3bn in 1Q14 compared to ISK 4.6bn for the same period in 2013. The difference is primarily driven by sale of non-current assets held for sale.
  • Return on equity was 19.3% in 1Q14 (1Q13: 12.2%), despite the equity base increasing 15% YoY from 152bn to 175bn.
  • Total capital ratio remains strong at 30.3% (2013: 28.4%), and Core Tier 1 ratio was 27.0% (2013: 25.1%), in part due to a 2% decrease in RWA in the first quarter to 644bn (2013: 660bn).
  • Net interest income amounted to ISK 6.6bn (1Q13 ISK 7.5bn), a YoY decrease of 11.1%. The net interest margin was 3.0% in 1Q14 (4Q13: 3.1%) and has now stabilised.
  • Net fee and commission income was ISK 2.9bn in 1Q14 (1Q13: ISK 2.5bn). This is a YoY increase of 16.4% which can mainly be attributed to Markets, Retail, Wealth and fee generating subsidiaries.
  • Cost to income ratio decreased to 55.1% (1Q13: 67.1%); decrease is attributable to lower FTE´s and continual cost management initiatives.
  • Around 35.9 thousand individuals and 4,160 corporates have received ISK 555bn in debt forgiveness of some form since the Bank’s establishment.
  • All large restructuring cases are now finalised, LPA ratio was 7.8% (Dec13: 8.3%) and remaining cases are small and will each only move the ratio marginally. Ratio of loans more than 90 days past due ratio 3.8% (Dec13: 3.5%) and increased temporarily due to the finalisation of restructuring of a large customer.
  • Total assets were ISK 884bn (Dec13: ISK 866bn) or 2% growth since YE13.
  • Total deposits increased to ISK 530bn (Dec12: ISK 519bn), due to normal fluctuation in deposits from customers and credit institutions.

Please find a more detailed version of the results announcement attached below.

Birna Einarsdóttir, Chief Executive Officer of Íslandsbanki:

„We are pleased with the first quarter results, with increased profitability, rise in fee and commission income and reduction in costs compared to last year. We also see growth in loans to customers in the first quarter – indeed, demand for loans has grown by 2 % this year. Core earnings continue to strengthen and net fee and commission income increased by 16% year-on-year.

Our cost initiatives have delivered good results. We recently announced the merger of two branches and plans for transforming the Kringlan service centre to a self-service operation, thereby improving branch network efficiency even further. Administrative cost was down 7.4 % in real terms year-on-year and the cost to income ratio was 55.1 % which is in line with the Bank´s long-term financial target.

The Bank took an important step in May by issuing its first Euro- denominated bond. The EUR 100 million two-year private placement was the first transaction by an Icelandic bank in that currency since 2008 and is a big milestone for the Bank and the Icelandic financial system.

Íslandsbanki has taken all the necessary steps in order to implement the Government’s debt relief programme. We are diligently preparing for this task and seek to encourage all our customers to apply for the loan correction and the tax-free disposition of special savings.”

Investor Call

Later today, the Bank will host an investor call in English to present the results at 1 pm Icelandic time, including a short macro update. To register for the conference call, please e-mail:

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