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Which Singapore-Listed Bank Had the Most Resilient Set of Q3 Results for FY2022?

Which Singapore-Listed Bank Had the Most Resilient Set of Q3 Results for FY2022?

All 3 Singapore-listed banks (in DBS, UOB, and OCBC) have already released their business updates for the third quarter ended 30 September 2022. As I have investments in them, I have posted reviews when their business updates were made available and you can find them in the respective posts below:

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Jun Yuan Lim is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with a username known as @ljunyuan and has close to 2100 followers.

My focus in this post is to put the 3 banks’ results side-by-side to find out which one reported the most resilient set of results both on a quarter-on-quarter (Q3 FY2021 vs. Q3 FY2022) and on a year-on-year (9M FY2021 vs. 9M FY2022), as well as which is currently the ‘cheapest’ (based on their current valuations.)

Before I begin, a quick recap on the 3 banks’ performance for the 2nd quarter, as well as for the first half of the financial year – both UOB and OCBC stood out in terms of improvements in its financial results, as well as in its key financial ratios, with OCBC being ‘cheapest’ among the three.

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My Review of OCBC’s Q3 FY2022 Business Update

My Review of OCBC’s Q3 FY2022 Business Update

Early this morning (05 November 2022), Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (SGX:O39), or OCBC for short, is the last of the 3 Singapore-listed bank to release its business update for the third quarter of FY2022 ended 30 September 2022 (you can check out my review of UOB’s Q3 FY2022 business update here, and DBS’ Q3 FY2022 business update here.)

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Jun Yuan Lim is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with a username known as @ljunyuan and has close to 2100 followers.

Just to recap – in the previous quarter (i.e. Q2 and 1H FY2022), the performance of its non-performing loans ratio (where it saw a 0.1 percentage point, or pp for short, decline to 1.3%, despite the economic headwinds) stood out. Also, the 12.0% increase in its interim dividend payout to 28.0 cents/share was also a pleasant surprise (do note that for the current quarter under review, there are no dividend payouts declared as the bank pays out dividends on a half-yearly basis.)

Will its results this time round spring up any more pleasant surprises? Let us find out in this post, where you’ll read about my review of the Singapore-listed bank’s latest Q3 and 9M business update (as the bank have also changed to reporting its full financial statements on a half-yearly basis, it only provided a snippet of its financial performances this time round) in terms of its key financial performances and ratios:

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DBS Group Holdings’ Q3 FY2022 Business Update – What You Need to Know

DBS Group Holdings’ Q3 FY2022 Business Update – What You Need to Know

Singapore’s largest bank in DBS Group Holdings Limited (SGX:D05) is the second bank to release its business update for the third quarter of the financial year 2022 ended 30 September 2022 early this morning (03 November 2022.)

This post was originally posted here. The writer, Jun Yuan Lim is a veteran community member and blogger on InvestingNote, with a username known as @ljunyuan and has close to 2100 followers.

Similar to UOB (which have published its Q3 FY2022 business update last Friday, and you can check out my review about it here), for the current quarter under review, it only released a snippet of some of the key financial figures (as the bank have switched to reporting its full financial results on a half-yearly basis), which we will be looking at, along with some of the key financial ratios in this post. I’ll also be sharing my thoughts about the bank’s latest ‘report card.’

Let’s begin:

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UOB Shows 2Q Robust Results. Is It A Good Time To Buy Singapore Bank Stocks Now?

UOB Shows 2Q Robust Results. Is It A Good Time To Buy Singapore Bank Stocks Now?

UOB has announced its 2Q18 net earnings of S$1077m on last Thursday, that’s +28% increase YoY and +10% QoQ.

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The outperformance came from a strong improvement in Net Interest Income which rose 14% YoY and 5% QoQ. In addition, Non-interest Income also grew 5% QoQ to S$800m. Net Interest Margin (NIM) eased off slightly from 1.84% in the previous quarter to 1.83% this quarter, but this is still an increase over 1.75% in 2Q17. Management has also declared an interim dividend of 50 cents (vs 35 cents in 2Q17), and this is payable on 28 Aug 2018.

How does UOB compare with its peer, DBS?

DBS on the other hand, reported an 18% gain in net profit for 2Q18 but that missed expectations as stronger net interest income was offset in part by a fall in non-interest income on lower trading income.

Why is that the case?

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