Investors In Top Nigerian Banks Lose N6bn In Trading Week
The market capitalization of the top banks has depreciated by 0.27% to close at N2.10 trillion as at 12th of August, 2022, as investors in these banks lost a total of N6.00 billion in one week.
NewsBeatng reports that after 5 trading days of the week, 3 of the 5 tier-1 Nigerian banks suffered negative market sentiments, with Access Bank Plc leading the losers while only UBA and Zenith Bank enjoyed positive sentiments.
Data from the Nigerian Exchange (NGX) showed that the market capitalization of the top five banks dipped to N2.21 trillion to depreciate by 0.27% during the week.
United Bank for Africa Plc’s share price appreciated by 0.71% as its market capitalization closed the week at N242.82 billion to gain a total of N1.71 billion w-o-w.
At the end of the trading week, its share price stood at N7.1 from N7.05 last week.
The bank released its Q1 2022 financials, revealing that net interest income appreciated by 14.10% to N84.87 billion from N74.38 billion, while total assets grew to N8.89 trillion from N8.54 trillion in December 2021.
Also, the company’s profit after tax rose by 8.76% to N41.50 billion, up from N38.16 billion in the same period of 2021.
GT Holding Company Plc
GTCO Plc depreciated by N2.94 billion as its market capitalization declined to N597.45 billion from N600.40 billion at the end of the week’s trading session.
The decline can be attributed to the decrease in its share price, from N20.4 traded at the end of last week, to N20.3 as at close of business, reflecting a decrease of 0.5%.
The Q1 2022 financial result revealed that the Group reported a growth of 9.10% in net interest income from N52.43 billion recorded in the corresponding period of 2021 to N57.20 billion in the current period.
However, post-tax profit depreciated by 5.13% to N43.21 billion in the current period.
Access Bank Plc
Access Bank Plc’s share price depreciated by 5.68% to close the week at N8.3, and the market capitalization lost N17.8 billion to stand at N295.03 billion.
The bank released its Q1 2022 financial result, which revealed a profit of N57.40 billion in Q1 2021, reflecting a 9.23% increase.
The statement revealed that Net interest income declined by 7.03% from N93.96 billion to N87.36 billion in the current period.
Zenith Bank Plc
Zenith Bank Plc lost N21.98 billion w-o-w after its market capitalization appreciated to N689.15 billion from N667.18 billion at the end of the week.
This depreciation can be attributed to the 3.29% decline in its share price, from N21.25 traded at the end of last week, to N21.95 at the end of this week.
The bank’s Q1 2022 financial result for the period ended March revealed that Net Interest income for the period grew by 20.89% to N100.54 billion from N83.17 billion in the corresponding period of 2021.
However, post-tax profit for the period reported a growth of 9.68% from N53.06 billion in 2021 to N58.20 billion in the current period.
FBNH’s share price grew by 2.27% to close the week at N10.75, with its market capitalization at N385.87 billion at the end of the week. Amid sell-offs and buy-interests, at the end of the trading week.
The bank’s Q1 2022 result showed that Interest Income grew by 39.67% Y-o-Y to N109.45 billion, from N78.36 billion recorded in the same period of 2021.
Similarly, Profit after tax grew significantly by 107.63% Y-o-Y to N32.44 billion during the period under review.
NewsBeatng recalled that the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) closed negative week-on-week as ASI depreciated by 0.59% to close at 49,370.62.
The top banks make up over 70% of the NSE Banking sector index, hence, strongly influencing the growth or otherwise of the index; however, the NGX banking index grew by 0.23% from 397.99 to close at 389.22 points.