Erste Group with more net profit and higher income
Thanks to significantly higher earnings and significantly lower risk costs, the listed Erste Group achieved a significantly higher net profit after nine months. After the first three quarters of the 2021 financial year, it stood at 1.45 billion euros. That is more than twice as much as in the same period last year (637 million euros).
Erste Bank will generate more profit in 2021APA / Herbert Neubauer
The global economic upswing is continuing and creating a favorable environment for them Bank, said CFO Stefan Dörfler according to the broadcast on Tuesday. In this environment it was possible to increase the income and at the same time keep the costs constant. “Our results, both on an operational and a net basis, have improved significantly compared to the 2020 corona year. But we also did really well compared to the same period in 2019, ”said Dörfler.
Higher income, lower costs and fewer employees
On the income side, too, things went well for them Bank better than in the same period last year. Due to one-off effects and the use of the long-term refinancing instrument of the European Central Bank, net interest income rose by 2.2 percent to 3.67 billion euros. Net commission income increased by 16.7 percent to 1.69 billion euros. The operating result rose from 2.16 billion to 2.59 billion euros, which corresponds to an increase of around 20 percent.
The expense ratio – the ratio of costs to income – improved from 59.1 percent in the same period of the previous year to 54.8 percent. While administrative costs rose by 0.6 percent and material expenses by 3.4 percent, personnel costs fell by 1.1 percent. The workforce of the Bank decreased from 45,690 at the end of 2020 to 44,878 full-time employees.