MUSCAT – Bank Muscat has announced its preliminary unaudited results for the year ended 31 December 2021.
The financial results are subject to external audit and approval of the Board of Directors, Central Bank of Oman and Shareholders of the Bank. The Bank posted a net profit of RO 189.63 million for the year compared to RO 163.36 million reported during the same period in 2020, an increase of 16.1 per cent, mainly due to higher operating income and lower impairment charges.
The key highlights of the results for the period are as follows:
Net Interest Income from Conventional Banking and Net Income from Islamic Financing stood at RO 335.54 million for the year ended 31 December 2021 compared to RO 322.13 million for the same period in 2020, an increase of 4.2 per cent.
Non-interest income was RO 139.95 million for the year ended 31 December 2021 as compared to RO 134.41 million for the same period in 2020, an increase of 4.1 per cent.
Operating expenses for the year ended 31 December 2021 was RO 191.46 million as compared to RO 179.85 million for the same period in 2020, an increase of 6.5 per cent.
Net Impairment for credit and other losses for the year 2021 was RO 60.22 million as against RO 81.04 million for the same period in 2020. The decrease is mainly attributed to the precautionary and collective provisions created by the Bank during the first half of 2020, due to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and the historic decline seen in global crude oil prices. The Bank remains vigilant of the continuing stress in the macro-economic and business conditions and its potential impacts.
Net Loans and advances including Islamic financing receivables increased by 2.3 per cent to RO 9,187 million as against RO 8,983 million as at 31 December 2020.
Customer deposits including Islamic Customer deposits increased by 3.7 per cent to RO 8,775 million as against RO 8,459 million as at 31 December 2020.
Key highlights of preliminary unaudited results
|Particulars (RO millions)For the period ended||31 Dec 2021||31 Dec 2020||Change (%)|
|Net interest income & Islamic financing income||335.54||322.13||4.2%|
|Other operating income||139.95||134.41||4.1%|
|Particulars (RO millions) as at||31 Dec 2021||31 Dec 2020||Change (%)|
|Net loans and Islamic financing||9,187||8,983||2.3%|
|Conventional loans and advances||7,826||7,732||1.2%|
|Islamic financing receivables||1,361||1,251||8.8%|
|Customer deposits and Islamic deposits||8,775||8,459||3.7%|
|Conventional customer deposits||7,604||7,429||2.4%|
|Islamic customer deposits||1,171||1,030||13.7%|
|Total Equity attributable to equity holders||2,022||1,914||5.6%|
The full results for the year ended 31 December 2021 along with the complete set of unaudited financial statements will be released following the approval of the Board of Directors of the Bank at its meeting scheduled later during January 2022.