By: Mohamed Farouk
Mubasher: The financial statements of Ahli United Bank – Kuwait (AUB Kuwait) indicated a 2.9% year-on-year increase in profits during the third quarter of 2019.
The profits totalled KWD 14.48 million ($47.86 million) in Q3-19, compared to KWD 14.07 million ($46.51 million) in the corresponding period in 2018, according to a bourse filing on Tuesday.
During the first nine-month period of 2019, the bank’s profits soared by 5.1% to KWD 45.24 million from KWD 43.03 million in the corresponding period in 2018.
The bank ascribed the rise in profit rise to higher operating activities.
Year-on-year, the bank registered operating revenues worth KWD 80.67 million during the period from January to September 2019, 12.6% lower than KWD 92.31 million.
Operating profits retreated by 51.1% year-on-year to KWD 51.09 million during the January-September period when compared to KWD 65.04 million.
It is worth noting that over the first half of 2019, the bank registered 6.2% higher profits at KWD 30.76 million, compared to KWD 28.96 million in the corresponding period in 2018.
Ahli United Bank (AUB) is a dually-listed bank on Bahrain Bourse (BHB) and Boursa Kuwait.
Translated by: Amal A. Wahaab