KARACHI: National Bank of Pakistan on Wednesday announced profit-after-tax (PAT) for 1QCY21 at Rs7.8 billion (earnings per share at Rs3.67), depicting a whopping year-on-year increase of 90 per cent.
Net interest income (NII) growth for the bank has been impressive on a year-on-year basis but portrayed a sluggish behaviour on a quarter-on-quarter basis.
However, despite massive growth in profit the bank did not announce any dividend.
BAHL earns Rs4.6bn
Bank Al Habib Ltd (BAHL) on Wednesday announced PAT at Rs4.6bn (EPS at Rs4.14) for 1QCY21, down 2pc quarter-on-quarter basis.
The earnings are above market expectations, where variance has mainly come from higher than expected net interest income, provision reversals, and lower effective tax rate.
Lucky PAT surges 303pc
Lucky Cement Ltd reported 303pc increase in its unconsolidated PAT at Rs11.7bn in 9MFY21 as compared to Rs2.9bn in the same period last year. PAT during 1QCY21 rose to Rs7.1bn from Rs998m in the same period 2020.
Net sales in 9MFY21 reached to Rs47bn from Rs32bn while January-March 2021 sales soared to Rs17bn from Rs11bn.
Ghandhara returns to profit
Ghandhara Industries Limited (GIL) reported PAT of Rs408m in 1QCY2021 as compared to a loss of Rs359m in the same period 2020. Sales improved to Rs5.1bn from Rs3.94bn.
Fatima Fertiliser income jumps 53pc
The PAT of Fatima Fertilizer Company increased 53.8pc to Rs3.77bn during January-March 2020-21 from Rs2.45bn in the same period last year. Sales soared to Rs21.6bn from Rs14.4bn.
KE profit soars 221pc
The net profit of K-Electric for the period ending March 31, 2021 jumped 221pc to Rs2.562bn from Rs797m in the same period last year. The earnings in 9MFY21 surged to Rs9.4bn from Rs3.6bn.
Sapphire Textile income rises
The consolidated PAT of Sapphire Textile Mills rose 39pc to Rs1.3bn during January-March 2021 from Rs932m in the same period 2020.
Byco Petroleum earns Rs1bn
The PAT of Byco Petroleum Pakistan Ltd stood at Rs1bn in 1Q2021 as against the loss of Rs3bn in the same period 2020. Gross profit rose to Rs1.97bn from the loss of Rs1.472bn.
Gul Ahmed posts Rs1.7bn profit
After incurring a loss of Rs453m in January-March 2020, Gul Ahmed Textile Mills recorded a profit after tax of Rs1.7bn during 1QCY21.
Soneri Bank profit soars 92pc
Soneri Bank posted PAT of Rs782m (EPS Rs0.7092) for the 1QCY21 compared to Rs407m (EPS Rs0.3696) in the same period last year, indicating a growth of 92pc.
Published in Dawn, April 29th, 2021