December 11, 2023

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Dubai Islamic Financial institution’s Q1-2023 numbers put price hikes in perspective

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The Dubai Islamic Financial institution achieved a 47 per cent improve in whole revenue to Dh4.4 billion throughout the first quarter of 2023, sustaining momentum from 2022 and leading to a web revenue of Dh1.5 billion, a 12 per cent year-on-year development.

This has been attributed to the UAE’s steady working surroundings amidst challenges from throughout the international economic system. Client confidence within the home economic system is mirrored within the return of commerce and tourism, rising retail spending, and rising profitability within the banking and finance sector.

Regardless of current rate of interest hikes the market has skilled, DIB’s new financing throughout the quarter totalled Dh15.8 billion, a 35 per cent improve from the earlier 12 months’s Dh11.7 billion. The rise was from company and retail financing alike. This spectacular development was shocking, given the market’s previous expertise with price hikes.


DIB’s fastened revenue portfolio grew 6 per cent year-to-date, reaching Dh55 billion. DIB continued to speculate primarily in extremely rated sovereign sukuk devices. Though impairment losses elevated 19 per cent to Dh496 million, the financial institution’s asset high quality remained sturdy, with a non-performing financing (NPF) ratio of 6.5 per cent.

The financial institution’s protection ratio and money protection ratio have been rising, reflecting its prudent method to danger administration. The steadiness sheet expanded 1.3 per cent year-to-date to Dh292 billion.

The UAE banking sector stays insulated from a world contagion, with regular development in balance-sheets and rising profitability ranges.

Issues over price hikes put to relaxation

DIB’s efficiency is just not an remoted incident. Different banks that introduced their Q1-23 numbers have related development trajectories to indicate, placing to relaxation considerations in regards to the influence of US Federal Reserve price hikes on borrowing urge for food amongst native companies and people.

The DIB shopper banking financing portfolio reached Dh53 billion, gaining 2 per cent on the again of development in home- and private finance. The portfolio’s new underwriting reached Dh5 billion, producing Dh1.2 billion in revenues, a 19 per cent enchancment from Q1-22’s Dh968 million.

DIB’s web financing and sukuk investments closed out the primary quarter with Dh240 billion, a acquire of 1 per cent. There was practically Dh21 billion in new underwriting throughout Q1-23, in comparison with Dh15 billion a 12 months in the past.

Strong deposits

DIB’s buyer deposits had been Dh198 billion, with present and financial savings accounts (CASA) at Dh80 billion, comprising 40 per cent of whole deposits. Migration to wakala deposits was obvious throughout the quarter, reflecting the present international price situation. The wakala portfolio – funding deposits – was up 6 per cent year-to-date, representing the next share of 60 per cent of whole deposits versus 56 per cent in 2022.

Inventory efficiency

Regardless of the stellar numbers, year-to-date, DIB inventory is down by 6.5 per cent at Dh5.33. Nonetheless, the SPDR S&P BANK ETF, which tracks the US monetary sector, is down by over 18 per cent YTD. The relative outperformance of the DIB inventory displays the banking sector’s resilience within the UAE regardless of international challenges.

Total, DIB’s robust monetary outcomes for the primary quarter of 2023 mirror the financial institution’s potential to keep up momentum. The financial institution’s prudent method to danger administration, funding in extremely rated sovereign sukuk devices, and regular development in its balance-sheet, and rising profitability ranges place it effectively.

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