ADIB net profit surges 125% to reach AED608 million in Q1

SourceEmirates Business
SectorFinancial Markets

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) said its net profit for Q1 of 2021 surged by 125 percent to AED608 million compared to AED 270 million in Q1 of 2020, and up 26 percent against Q4 of 2020. The growth in net profits reflects the strong underlying performance across the business, the bank said in a statement. Revenue increased 3.

3 percent to AED1, 336 million from AED1, 292 million in the same period last year with non-funding income growing by 30 percent offsetting the impact of low rate environment. Operating expenses were reduced by 7 percent year-on year due to the successful implementation of technology-led initiatives that helped reduce the cost of sales and customer acquisition while also streamlining internal processes. ADIB consistently demonstrated balance sheet strength with assets growing by 6. 5 percent mainly due to a growth in customer financing by 5 percent compared to Q1 2020. Jawaan Awaidah Al Khaili, ADIB Chairman, commented on the bank’ more...