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Bangkok Bank sees 10.8% YOY decline in Q2 net profit

Bangkok BankPCL reported a 10.8% year-over-year decline in second-quarterconsolidated net profit.

The bank's second-quarter consolidated net profit attributableto the bank totaled 7.17 billion baht, or 3.76 baht per share, down from 8.04billion baht, or 4.21 baht per share, in the prior-year period.

The bank said greater volatility in financial markets causedits other operating income to decline as well.

Net interest income rose to 15.60 billion baht in the secondquarter from 13.22 billion baht in the prior-year quarter. Net fee and serviceincome for the period totaled 5.98 billion baht, up year over year from 5.43billion baht. Net interest margin was 2.27%, downfrom 2.37% for the prior quarter and up from 1.97% for the second quarter of2015.

Operating profit before tax for the quarter stood at 8.71billion baht, down from 10.03 billion baht in the prior-year period. Impairmentloss of loans and debt securities came to 3.54 billion baht for the quarter, upyear over year from 2.92 billion baht.

Bangkok Bank reported first-half consolidated net profitattributable to the bank of 15.49 billion baht, or 8.11 baht per share, down11.2% year over year from 17.44 billion baht, or 9.14 baht per share.

Net interest margin for the first half clocked in at 2.33%,up from 2.08% for the first half of 2015.

The bank's gross nonperforming loan ratio was 3.1% as ofJune 30, up from 2.9% at March 31 and 2.8% as of Dec. 31, 2015. Its net NPLratio for the period was 1.0%, up from 0.9% as of March 31 and 0.8% as of Dec.31, 2015.

As of June 30, the bank's consolidated total capitaladequacy ratio was 18.0%, up from 17.7% at March 31 and 17.9% at Dec. 31, 2015.Its common equity Tier 1 and Tier 1 capital ratios for the period were both16.1%, up from 15.7% at March 31 and 15.8% as of Dec. 31, 2015, for both ratios.

As of July 21, US$1was equivalent to 34.99 Thai baht.