By: Mohamed Hesham
Mubasher: The financial statements of Bahraini banks listed on Bahrain Bourse (BHB) indicated a 4.9% year-on-year increase in profits during the second quarter of 2019.
The profits of the period soared to BHD 96.97 million ($257.21 million) in Q2-19 from BHD 92.41 million ($245.12 million) in Q2-18, according to data collected by Mubasher based on BHB’s disclosures.
BBK posted an 11% year-on-year increase at BHD 20 million in the net profits attributable to shareholders during Q2-19, when compared to BHD 18 million.
The bank ascribed the increase in net profits to the rise in net income from interests to BHD 28.41 million in Q2-19 from BHD 26.7 million in Q2-18.
Al Salam Bank logged a 63.4% profit growth at BHD 6.7 million in Q2-19 from BHD 4.1 million in Q2-18.
AUB Bahrain recorded a 1.1% increase at BHD 69.19 million in the net profits attributable to shareholders during Q2-19, when compared to BHD 68.46 million in Q2-18.
In contrast, Bahrain Islamic Bank posted an 18% year-on-year decline at BHD 1.06 million in the net profits attributable to shareholders during Q2-19 from BHD 1.29 million.
The profits of Khaleeji Commercial Bank significantly shrank by 96.9% to around BHD 17,000 in Q2-19, when compared to about BHD 577,000 in Q2-18.
Translated by: Amal A. Wahaab