JSC Halyk Bank: Consolidated Financial Results For The Nine Months Ended 30 September 2016

JSC Halyk Bank: Consolidated Financial Results For The Nine Months Ended 30 September 2016

Joint Stock Company ‘Halyk Savings Bank of Kazakhstan’ and its subsidiaries (together ‘the Bank’) (LSE: HSBK) releases its condensed interim consolidated financial information for the nine months ended 30 September 2016.

9m 2016 financial highlights          3Q 2016 financial highlights
Net income is up by 2.2% YoY to KZT   Net income is up by 0.5% YoY to KZT
94.0bn;                               36.9bn;
Net interest income before            Net interest income before
impairment charge is up by 17.0%;     impairment charge is up by 28.6%;
Impairment charge is up by 2.2        Impairment charge is up by 20.2%;
times;                                Net interest income is up by 30.4%;
Net interest income is up by 8.5%;    Fees and commission income is up by
Fees and commission income is up by   13.3%;
11.8%;                                Net interest margin is down to 5.6%
Net interest margin is down to 5.6%   p.a. vs. 6.3% p.a. for 3Q 2015;
p.a. vs. 6.5% p.a. for 9M 2015;       Cost-to-income ratio is up to 25.3%
Cost-to-income ratio is flat 27.7%    vs. 23.8% for 3Q 2015;
vs. 27.7% for 9M 2015;                RoAE is down to 24.1% p.a. vs. 29.8%
RoAE is down to 22.0% p.a. vs. 25.5%  p.a. for 3Q 2015;
p.a. for 9M 2015;                     RoAA is down to 3.1% p.a. vs. 4.5%
RoAA is down to 2.8% p.a. vs. 4.1%    p.a. for 3Q 2015;
p.a. for 9M 2015;
                                      Total assets are down by 3.9%, q-o-
Total assets are up by 5.6%, YTD;     q;
Net loans to customers are up by      Net loans to customers are up by
1.3%;                                 2.0%;
Total equity is up by 19.3%;          Total equity is up by 7.6%;
NPLs 90-day+ ratio is up to 11.5%     NPLs 90-day+ ratio is down to 11.5%
vs. 10.3% as at 31 December 2015;     vs. 12.0% as at 30 June 2016;
Cost of risk[1] is up to 1.0% p.a.    Cost of risk1 is up to 1.4% p.a. vs.
vs. 0.4% p.a. for 9M 2015;            1.2% p.a. for 3Q 2015;
Provisioning level is down to 12.1%   Provisioning level is almost flat at
vs. 12.3% as at 31 December 2015.     12.1% vs. 12.2% as at 30 June 2016.




Statement of profit or loss review

Compared with 9m 2015, interest income grew by 43.4%. This was due to 37.8%
increase in average balances of interest-earning assets and a rise of
average interest rates on those to 10.8% p.a. from 10.4% p.a., mainly on
the back of NBK Notes purchased to the Bank's portfolio during 2Q and 3Q
2016. Interest expense grew by 88.4% compared with 9m 2015. This was due to
increase in average balances of interest-bearing liabilities and a rise in
interest rates on KZT-denominated amounts due to customers and amounts due
to credit institutions. The increase in average balances of interest-
bearing liabilities was a result of KZT depreciation in autumn 2015 (after
free-float KZT exchange rate policy adopted by the NBK in August 2015); the
rise in interest rates was a result of limited KZT funding on the market
and, consequently, higher interest rates offered to the Bank's clients in
1Q 2016. As a result, net interest income before impairment charge
increased by 17.0% to KZT 133.8bn compared to 9m 2015.

Impairment charge increased to KZT 19.0bn for 9M 2016 vs. KZT 8.5bn for 9М
2015. Lower impairment charges in 9M 2015 were due to the transfer of
several problem loans to the Bank's SPV Halyk-Project LLP and repayment of
a large-ticket impaired corporate loan, which resulted in provision
recoveries. In 9M 2016, the cost of risk was back to a more normalised
level of 1.0% p.a. vs. 0.4% p.a. in 9M 2015.

Fee and commission income rose by 11.8% for 9m 2016 vs. 9m 2015, as a
result of growing volumes of transactional banking, mainly in payment card
maintenance, bank transfers - settlements and cash operations.

Other non-interest income (excluding insurance) decreased to KZT 12.0bn for
9m 2016 vs. KZT 24.7bn 9m 2015. This decline was mainly attributable to KZT
10.0bn net loss from financial assets and liabilities at fair value through
profit or loss mainly as a result of loss on derivative operations of one
of the Bank's subsidiaries and, to a lesser extent, due to revaluation loss
on trading and derivative operations (USD/KZT swaps, off-balance sheet) on
the back of KZT appreciation. The decrease was partially offset by net
foreign exchange gain, mainly as a result of positive revaluation of short
USD position on balance sheet due to KZT appreciation in 3Q 2016.

Operating expenses grew by 6.4% compared to 9M 2015 mainly due to increase
in salaries of some categories of the Bank's employees and incentive bonus
scheme introduced starting from 1 January 2016 instead of salary
indexation.

The Bank's cost-to-income ratio remained flat at 27.7% compared to 9M 2015.
At the same time the Bank's operating income increased by 6.2% for 9M 16
vs. 9M 15 on the back of higher interest income and fee and commission
income. The Bank's cost-to-income ratio increased to 25.3% for 3Q 2016
compared with 23.8% for 3Q 2015, as a result of higher operating income in
3Q 2015 due to one-off unrealised gain on derivative operations.

Statement of financial position review

In 9M 2016, total assets grew by 5.6% vs. YE 2015, as a result of increase
in the Bank's client deposit base.

Compared with YE 2015, loans to customers increased by 1.0% on a gross
basis and 1.3% on a net basis, mainly on the back of consumer loans (+ 7.2%
on a gross basis). Compared with 30 June 2016, loans to customers increased
by 1.8% on a gross basis and 2.0% on a net basis, on the back of corporate
loans (+2.2% on a gross basis) and consumer loans (+4.7% on a gross basis).

90-day NPL ratio decreased to 11.5% as at 30 September 2016 compared to
12.0% as at 30 June 2016, mainly due to write-off of fully provisioned non-
performing loans for KZT 5.7bn, as well as restructuring and repayment of
non-performing indebtedness by the Bank's corporate clients and overall
loan portfolio increase.

Allowances for loan impairment decreased by 0.9% vs. YE 2015, mainly as a
result of loan write-off and repayments of impaired indebtedness by the
Bank's borrowers. Allowances for loan impairment increased by 0.6% vs. 30
June 2016 as a result of additional provisions on impaired loans recognised
during 3Q 2016. Provisioning level was at 12.1% compared with 12.2% as at
30 June 2016 and 12.3% as at 31 December 2015.

Deposits of legal entities and individuals increased by 3.3% and 5.2%,
respectively, compared to YE 2015 as a result of new KZT and FX deposits
placed with the Bank by its corporate clients and retail customers during
9M 2016. As at 30 September 2016, the share of corporate KZT deposits in
total corporate deposits was 37.6% compared to 37.9% as at 30 June 2016 and
24.2% as at YE 2015, whereas the share of retail KZT deposits in total
retail deposits was 28.1% compared to 29.0% as at 30 June 2016 and 23.3% as
at YE 2015.

Amounts due to credit institutions increased by 6.3% vs. YE 2015 mainly due
to increase in balances on correspondent accounts as at the reporting date.
As of 30 September 2016, over one half of the Bank's obligations to
financial institutions was represented by loans from KazAgro national
management holding, DAMU development fund and Development Bank of
Kazakhstan drawn in FY2014 and FY2015 within the framework of government
programmes supporting certain sectors of economy.

Debt securities issued decreased by 1.1% vs. YE 2015 mainly due to
scheduled repayment of 10-year KZT 4bn local subordinated bond on 25 April
2016, bearing a coupon rate of 15% minus inflation. On 9 November 2016, the
Bank made another voluntary prepayment of KZT 5bn subordinated bonds
bearing a coupon rate of 13% p.a. with original maturity in November 2018.
Therefore, as at the date of this press-release, the Bank's debt securities
consisted of:

  - two outstanding Eurobond issues for USD 638mln and USD 500mln, maturing
    in May 2017 and January 2021, respectively, each bearing a coupon rate
    of 7.25% p.a.;

  - local bonds of KZT 131.7bn placed with the Single Accumulated Pension
    Fund in 2015 at a coupon rate of 7.5% p.a. and maturing in February
    2025;

  - local bonds of KZT 100bn placed with the Single Accumulated Pension
    Fund in 2014 at a coupon rate of 7.5% p.a. and maturing in November
    2024.

Compared with YE 2015 total equity increased by 19.3% due to net profit
earned during 9M 2016.

The Bank's capital adequacy ratios were as follows:



                             01.10.2016  01.07.2016  01.04.2016  01.01.2016

Capital adequacy ratios, unconsolidated:
K1-1                         19.0%       19.9%       18.5%       17.3%
K1-2                         19.0%       19.9%       18.5%       17.3%
K2                           19.0%       19.9%       18.5%       17.5%
Capital adequacy ratios, consolidated:
CET                          19.1%       19.7%       18.8%       17.3%
Tier 1 capital               19.1%       19.7%       18.8%       17.3%
Tier 2 capital               19.2%       19.8%       18.9%       17.5%




The increase in capital adequacy ratios compared to YE 2015 was mainly due
to net profit earned by the Bank during 9m 2016. The decrease in capital
adequacy ratios compared to 2Q 2016 was mainly due to increase in risk-
weighted assets during 3Q 2016 on the back of increase in interbank
deposits and consumer loans.

The condensed interim consolidated financial information for the nine
months ended 30 September 2016, including notes attached thereto, are
available on Halyk Bank's website
http://www.halykbank.kz/en/financial-reports and http://www.halykbank.kz/
en/news.

Nine-month results webcast at 1:00 p.m. GMT/8:00 a.m. EST on Monday, 21
November 2016.

For further information please contact:

Halyk Bank


Murat Koshenov                           +7 727 259 07 95
Mira Kasenova                            +7 727 259 04 30
Yelena Perekhoda                         +7 727 330 17 19




[1] impairment charge on loans to customers as a percentage of monthly
average balances of gross loans to customers, annualised.


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   Language:           English                       
   Company:            JSC Halyk Bank                
                       109V, Abay ave                
                       050008 Almaty                 
                       Kazakhstan                    
   Phone:              +7 727 259 04 27              
   Fax:                +7 727 259 04 64              
   E-mail:             halykteam@halykbank.kz        
   Internet:           http://halykbank.kz           
   ISIN:               US46627J3023                  
   WKN:                A0LF36                        
   Category Code:      MSCM                          
   LSE Ticker:         HSBK                          
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   Time of Receipt:    18-Nov-2016 / 08:08 CET/CEST  
 
 
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