…….. Reports Profit before Tax of ₦109.7Billion
Lagos, Nigeria – September, 2020
Guaranty Trust Bank plc has released its audited financial results for the half year ended June 30, 2020 to
the Nigerian and London Stock Exchanges.
The half year result reflects GTBank’s leading position as one of the best managed financial institutions in
Africa. The Bank’s loan book grew by 8.1% from ₦1.502trillion recorded as at December 2019 to
₦1.624trillion in June 2020 and customer deposits increased by 18.5% to ₦3.001trillion from ₦2.533trillion
in December 2019. Profit before Tax closed at ₦109.7billion, representing a decrease of 5.2% over
₦115.8billion recorded in the corresponding period of 2019.
The Bank closed the half year ended June 2020 with Total Assets of ₦4.511trillion and Shareholders’
Funds of ₦720.9Billion. In terms of Asset quality, NPL ratio and Cost of Risk closed at 6.8% and 0.4% in
June 2020 from 6.5% and 0.3% in December 2019 respectively. Overall, asset quality remains stable with
adequate coverage of 118.1%, while Capital remains strong with CAR of 22.9%. On the backdrop of this
result, Return on Equity (ROAE) and Return on Assets (ROAA) stood at 26.8% and 4.6% respectively.
The Bank is proposing an interim dividend of 30kobo per ordinary share of 50 kobo each for period ended
June 30, 2020.
Commenting on the financial results, the Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Trust Bank plc, Segun
Agbaje, said; “These are undoubtedly tough and trying times for people, businesses and economies the
world over. Our financial performance in the first half of the year reflects the quality of our past decisions
which have broadened our earnings and strategically positioned us to thrive, thus far, through the current
global health and economic crises. Underpinning this financial performance is our commitment to being
there for our customers and the communities we serve, and over the past six months we have lent the full
weight of our franchise to safeguarding lives and livelihoods of our staff and customers by leading from
the front in the fight to curtail the Covid-19 outbreak and offering grace periods on loans to our small
He further stated that “Going forward, our focus is not just to survive this pandemic, but to thrive beyond it.
That is why we are going ahead with our plans to reimagine how we create value for all our stakeholders.
We know that making financial services work for customers goes beyond banking, and in line with our
long-term strategy, we will seek to create and drive innovative financial solutions that go beyond banking.”
GTBank has continued to report the best financial ratios for a Financial Institution in the industry with a
Return on Equity (ROE) of 26.8% and cost to income ratio of 43.2%. Renowned for its forward-thinking
approach to financial services and customer engagement, GTBank was recently ranked Africa’s Most
Admired Finance Brand in the 10th-anniversary rankings of Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands, the
pre-eminent survey and ranking of the Top 100 admired brands in Africa. The Bank was also awarded the
Best Bank in Nigeria by Euromoney Magazine for a record-extending tenth time and the Euromoney
Excellence in Leadership Africa Award for its swift reaction in responding to the Covid-19 crisis and for
addressing the impact of the pandemic on its customers and communities.