Cal Bank recorded a marginal 3.9% year-on-year growth in profit in 2021 to ¢215 million, despite the impact of COVID-19 on the Ghanaian economy, particularly in the first half of the year, its 2021 Audited Financial Statement has revealed.
With the exception of interest income which it witnessed a decline in growth, it registered growth in all its income lines – net fees and commission and net trading income.
The drop in interest income from ¢519.6 million in 2020 to ¢465.3 million in 2021 was as result of a high interest expense on the profitability statement.
However, shareholders will enjoy a marginal increase in earnings per share (EPS). EPS increased from ¢0.3304 in 2020 to ¢0.3441 in 2021.
The balance sheet of the bank remained strong despite the bank’s loan and advancement going down marginally in 2021.
Total shareholders’ equity also went up to ¢1.25 billion in 2021, from ¢1.11 billion in 2020.
From the financial soundness indicators, Cal looked stronger and robust as Non-Performing Loans went down slightly to 11.2% in 2021, from 13.5% in 2020.
Capital Adequacy Ratio, which is a measure of a bank’s capital by its risk-weighted assets, was also way above the industry threshold. It stood at 24.5% in 2021.
|Financial Soundness Indicators||2021||2020|
|Capital Adequacy Ratio||24.5%||21.9%|
Source: Joy Business