Abdulla Al Hamli, Managing Director, DIB

Dubai Islamic Bank Group year end 2013 financial results

: Wednesday, January 29 - 2014 @ 10:40

Dubai Islamic Bank, the first Islamic bank in the world and the largest Islamic bank in the UAE by total assets, today announced its results for the year ended December 31, 2013.

Results Highlights

Significant profitability enhancement stemming from core business growth and robust liquidity management
• 2013 net profit of AED 1.72 billion, an increase of 42% compared to AED 1.21 billion for 2012
• Operating profit before impairment stood at AED 2.55 billion, up 10% from 2012 AED 2.32 billion
• Net operating revenue of AED 4.23 billion, an increase of 7% from AED 3.94 billion for 2012 on account of:
o Consistent increase in funded income from core activities
o Strong liability management and significant CASA component leading to lower cost of funds
o Early repayment of high cost liabilities including MOF Wakala deposit and Tamweel wholesale funding
o Positive impact of above partly offset by deliberate balance sheet de-risking through run-offs in the legacy commercial real estate book

Focused growth in core assets while improving portfolio performance and quality
• Total assets up 15% at AED 113.3 billion compared to AED 98.6 billion at the end of 2012
• Total funds deployed in earning assets stood at AED 97.9 billion, an increase of 15% over last year
• Gross financing & sukuk portfolio stood at AED 72.3 billion at the end of 2013 (including impact of legacy real estate run-offs as part of de-risking balance sheet)

Strong and Stable Funding base
• Customer deposits at AED 79.1 billion, up 19% compared with AED 66.7 billion at the end of 2012
• Diversified source of funding with 62% of the deposits coming from over 1.4 mln retail customer base
• A large and stable low cost CASA book comprising 43% of total deposit base
• Net lender to the inter-bank market
• Financing (including Sukuk) to deposit ratio at 86%
• Successful capital market base developed to solicit long term funding from local and international fixed income investors

Significant improvement in asset quality and portfolio visibility
• NPLs on a consistent decline with NPL ratio improving to 11.1% in 2013 compared to 12.9% at the end of 2012
• Impaired financing ratio also improved to 8.8% in 2013 from 9.9% at the end of 2012
• Provision coverage improved to nearly 64% in 2013 compared to 46% at the end of 2012
• Cost of risk on the decline at 1.4% as asset quality continues to improve

Robust Capitalization
• Capital adequacy ratio at 18.23%, compared with 17.36% at the end of 2012
• Boasting one of the highest Tier 1 CAR in the market

Enhancing value for shareholders
• Earnings per share improved by 27% to AED 0.38 in 2013 from AED 0.30 in 2012
• Total shareholders’ return of 167% for the full year 2013
• DIB’s Board of Directors recommends the distribution of a cash dividend of 25%, subject to general assembly approval

Management’s comments on the financial performance of the financial year

His Excellency Mohammed Ibrahim Al Shaibani, Director-General of His Highness The Ruler’s Court of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Islamic Bank, said: “On the back of improved market conditions and a focused strategy over the past few years, DIB has posted a strong performance in 2013 with solid financial results. The recent EXPO 2020 win will provide a significant economic boost to all sectors across Dubai and the UAE and given the recent results, DIB is better positioned than ever to take advantage of the current positive market trends and to capitalize on the robust growth platform that the bank and its management has established in 2013.”

Dubai Islamic Bank Managing Director, Mr. Abdulla Al Hamli, said: “Our strong performance in 2013 is a testament to, both the strength of our franchise and the quality of the management team. Dubai’s vision to become the Islamic capital of the world strongly complements DIB’s as we look to position ourselves as the most progressive Islamic financial institution globally. With improved market conditions and positive trends expected to continue, we are confident of an even stronger performance in the years to come.”

“I have always been a strong believer in the unique proposition that Dubai and the UAE offer to the local, regional and global players”, said Dr. Adnan Chilwan, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Islamic Bank: “On the strength of our beliefs, we implemented a focused consolidation strategy during the crisis years which has allowed us to de-risk and strengthen our balance sheet, improve asset quality, build a cushion against unforeseen events, establish a strong capital position and refocus our efforts on the core business while maintaining ample liquidity. These efforts have yielded strong synergies within the organization which is now comfortably poised to take advantage of the opportunities in the market today and in the foreseeable future. “

“We are now ready to embark on a growth journey, both organic and inorganic, which will not only see the bank expand its reach within the country but also internationally” he added. “As we implement our meticulously crafted strategic agenda, we will always keep our stakeholders at the forefront, ensuring that each step in this journey adds value to the franchise that we have so successfully built over the last four decades.”

For further information, please contact:
Rawan El Saleh / Kanishk Mishra
DABO & CO
Dubai, UAE
Tel: +9714-237-8000

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