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Sberbank reports 1Q 2019 Net Profit of RUB 226.6 bn under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

Sberbank (SBER)

30-Apr-2019 / 09:32 CET/CEST
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Sberbank reports 1Q 2019 Net Profit of RUB 226.6 bn under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

Moscow, April 30, 2019 - Sberbank (hereafter "the Group") has released its interim condensed IFRS financial statements (hereafter "the Financial Statements") as at and for the 3 months ended 31 March 2019, with report on review by AO PricewaterhouseCoopers Audit. All information is presented net of Denizbank A.S. operations, unless stated otherwise.

Alexander Morozov, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, CFO, commented: «We have reached a Return-on-Equity of 22.9% despite the slowdown in net interest income growth passing through the interest margin floor in the first quarter. We do not see any reason to revise the Group's guidance for 2019»


 The 1Q 2019 Financial Highlights:

  • The Group net profiti reached RUB226.6 bn;
  • The Group earnings per ordinary share (EPS)i came at RUB10.55 per share, up by 7.2% compared to 1Q 2018;
  • The Group annualized return on equity (ROE)i reached 22.9%, while the Group annualized return on assets (ROA) reached 3.1%;
  • The Group Cost-to-Income ratio improved to 31.9%;
  • The quality of the Group loan portfolio improved: share of Stage 3 and POCI loans came at 7.9%, showing a decrease of 17 bp compared to 4Q 2018.

Selected Financial Results

RUB bn, unless stated otherwise

1Q 2019

1Q 2018

4Q 2018

1Q 2019/
 1Q 2018,
% change

1Q 2019/
4Q 2018, 
% change

Net interest income






Net fee and commission income






Other non-interest income / (expense)ii






Operating income before provisions***






Net charge related to change in asset quality: 






     Net credit loss allowance charge for debt financial assets






     Negative revaluation of loans at fair value due to change in credit quality




2 463.6%


Staff and administrative expenses






Net profit  from continuing operations






Profit / (Loss) from discontinued operations






Net profit






Earnings per ordinary share  from continuing operations, RUB






Total comprehensive income  from continuing operations attributable to the shareholders of the Bank






Book value per share *, RUB






Ratios  based on continuing operations

Return on equityi






Return on assets






Net interest margin






Net interest margin**






Cost of risk (amortized cost loans)

44 bp

50 bp

69 bp



Cost of risk (amortized cost and FV loans)

96 bp

50 bp

99 bp



Cost-to-income ratio***

31.9 %





* Total equity attributable to shareholders of the Bank / Total numbers of shares outstanding (ordinary + preferred)

** Net interest margin was recalculated as working assets adjusted for the amount of provisions, created against Stage 3 loans

*** Operating income before provisions for debt financial assets, credit related commitments and revaluation of loans at fair value due to change in credit quality

Selected Balance Sheet Results

RUB bn, unless stated otherwise



31.03.2019/ 31.12.2018,

% change

Gross total loans*:

20 823.9

21 082.3


Corporate loans*

13 838.5

14 331.1


Retail loans*

6 985.4

6 751.2


Securities portfolio

4 058.3

3 749.5



31 328.7

31 197.5


Total deposits:

21 379.3

20 897.3


Retail deposits

13 343.7

13 495.1


Corporate deposits

8 035.6

7 402.2



Net Loans / Deposits ratio (LDR)




Stage 3 + POCI loans / total gross loans at amortized cost




Provision coverage of Stage 3 + POCI loans




* Before credit related commitments and combined loans at amortized cost and at fair value

Net interest income was RUB337.5 bn in 1Q 2019, up by 1.2% y/y.

Total interest income was up by 11.4% to RUB580.4 bn in 1Q 2019 on the background of the loan portfolio growth. Total gross loans (at amortized cost and at fair value) increased by 13.8% to RUB20.8 trn. The yield on working assets decreased by 30 basis points y/y.

  • Retail loan portfolio was up by 3.5% to RUB7.0 trn in 1Q 2019, share of which reached 33.5% of the total loan portfolio.
    • Consumer loan portfolio was up by 4.6% in 1Q 2019 on the back of current interest rates environment; share of consumer unsecured loans sold through digital channels comprised 48% as of 1Q 2019.
    • Mortgages grew by 2.3%. The share of mortgages originated via DomClick exceeded 27% in Russia and over 48% in Moscow. The number of listings displayed on DomClick platform reached 1.5 mln.
    • Retail loan yield came down to 12.0% in 1Q 2019 showing a decrease of 50 basis points on the back of gradual redemptions of older vintage loans at higher rates.
  • Corporate loan portfolio (at amortized cost and at fair value combined) came down by 3.4% to RUB13.8 trn in 1Q 2019 mostly influenced by foreign currency revaluation. 
    • Based on management accounts, Ruble loan portfolio increased by 0.5% during the quarter, while FX portfolio, net of currency revaluation, was down by 3.7%.
    • Corporate loan yield was down by 20 basis points to 8.0% in 1Q 2019 as compared to 4Q 2018. The decrease is mainly caused by the utilization of credit lines, opened before interest rates increase. The yield is no longer affected by this factor.

Total interest expense for 1Q 2019 increased by 30.7% to RUB221.7 bn from 1Q 2018 on the back of growth of interest bearing liabilities by 16.3% and cost of funding increase by 40 basis points y/y.

  • Deposit insurance expenses increased by 18.4% y/y to RUB21.2 bn in 1Q 2019. The bank's liabilities subject to DIA contributions were extended by funds from small and medium-sized enterprises, which had an impact on the growth of contributions to the deposit insurance system (+RUB1.9 bn).

Net LDR ratio comprised 90.5% and came down by 3.2% as compared to 4Q 2018. The ratio in Rubles decreased to 99.8%, while in U.S. dollars came at 61.7% and in Euro at 84.7%.

The Group net fee and commission income for 1Q 2019 came at RUB104.5 bn, up by 10.7% y/y supported mainly by bank card operations up by 24.0% and client operations with foreign currencies and precious metals up by 15.1%.

Growth of sales of investment insurance for 1Q 2019 exceeded 11.0% compared to 1Q 2018. Assets under management of the Wealth Management business achieved RUB1.3 trn.

The Group operating expenses (staff and administrative) for 1Q 2019 came at RUB152.3 bn, up by 4.3% as compared to the same period a year ago. The increase was explained by the change in capitalization principles of expensing for in-house developed IT products in light of optimization of operations of the Technology Block. Apart from that it was influenced by Ruble devaluation as compared to 1Q 2018 and VAT rate increase from the beginning of the year. Excluding these factors operating expenses would have decreased by 0.5%.

The Group Cost-to-Income ratio*** improved up to 31.9%.  

Net credit loss allowance charge for loans at amortized costs amounted to RUB 22.1 bn for 1 quarter 2019. This translates into Cost of Risk at 44 bps for this loan book. According to IFRS 9 part of the loan portfolio is accounted at fair value through profit or loss. Negative revaluation of loans at fair value due to change in credit quality amounted to RUB28.2bn in 1Q 2019. Consequently, the combined Cost of Risk for loans at amortized cost and at fair value in 1Q 2019 was 96 basis points.  Starting from 1Q19 we exclude FX-component from provision charge/ recovery for FX-denominated loans at amortized cost as well as from revaluation of FX-denominated loans at fair value. This FX component was shown as foreign exchange translation (losses) / gains and amounted to RUB 31.5 bn for the reporting period.

The total provision coverage of Stage 3 and POCI loans increased in 1Q 2019 compared to the previous quarter and comprised 91.9%. The share of Stage 3 and POCI loans in total gross loans at amortized cost improved by 17 basis points and came to 7.9%. 


Capital Adequacyi

Under Basel III

RUB bn, unless stated otherwise 

31.03.2019 (standardized + IRB)

31.12.2018 (standardized + IRB)

31.03.19 (standardized + IRB)/ 31.12.18 (standardized + IRB), % change

Total Tier 1 capital

3 976.3

3 766.5


Total capital

4 080.2

3 950.6


Risk-weighted assets

31 480.9

31 793.1


Credit risk

27 108.5

27 477.4


Operational risk

3 339.9

3 339.9


Market risk

1 032.5




Common equity Tier 1 capital adequacy ratio




Total capital adequacy ratio





The Group's total capital under Basel III reached RUB4.08 trn as of 31/03/2019, up by 3.3% as compared to 31/12/2018, mainly on the back of retained earnings.

The Group's risk-weighted under IRB approach assets were down by 1.0% to RUB31.5 trn during 1Q 2019 due to decrease in credit risk. The Group leverage ratio improved from 11.3% to 11.8% in 1Q 2019.

Common equity Tier 1 capital adequacy ratio improved by 78 basis points and came at 12.63%, while total capital adequacy ratio - by 53 basis points up to 12.96% as of 31/03/2019.

i Including corresponding line from discontinued operations, that, effective May 2018, Denizbank is classified as

ii Other non-interest income / (expense) includes: Net gains from non-derivative financial instruments at fair value through profit or loss excluding revaluation of loans at FV through P&L due to change in credit quality; Net gains from financial instruments at fair value through other comprehensive income ; Impairment of investment securities available-for-sale ; Net gains / (losses) from derivatives, trading in foreign currencies, foreign exchange and precious metals accounts translation; Impairment of non-financial assets; Net gains on initial recognition of financial instruments and on loans restructuring; Net recovery of / (charge for) other provisions ; Revenue of non-banking business activities ; Cost of sales and other expenses of non-banking business activities ; Net premiums from insurance and pension fund operations; Net claims related to insurance and pension fund operations; Income from operating lease of equipment; Expenses related to equipment leased out; Other net operating income




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