South Africa’s third biggest bank Barclays Africa Group Ltd reported a 7 percent rise in half-year profit on Friday, a slower growth rate as rising interest rates at home hit consumption and investment spending.
Barclays Africa Group Ltd :
* Unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial results for the reporting period ended 30 June 2016
* Diluted headline earnings per share (HEPS) increased 7% to 856,7 cents for the period ended june 30
* Declared a 2% higher interim dividend per share (DPS) of 460 cents
* Headline earnings in South Africa grew 3% to R5,9bn and rest of Africa rose 33% to R1,3bn for the reporting period ended 30 June 2016
* Revenue grew 13% to R36,5bn, as net interest income increased 14% and non-interest income rose 10% for the reporting period ended 30 June 2016
* Return on equity (roe) declined to 16,1% for reporting period ended 30 June 2016 from 16,4%
* Core equity tier 1 (cet1) ratio of 12,1% remains above regulatory requirements and our board target range
* Net interest margin (on average interest-bearing assets) improved to 4,97% for reporting period ended 30 june 2016 from 4,70%.
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