ChinaEverbright Bank Co. Ltd. said first-quarter net profit attributableto the shareholders of the bank rose 1.05% year over year to 8.45 billion yuanfrom 8.36 billion yuan.
EPS for the quarter ended March 31 remained at 18 fen fromthe prior-year period.
The company's operating income totaled 23.57 billion yuan,up from 22.29 billion yuan in the prior-year period. Operating expensesincreased to 7.64 billion yuan from 7.28 billion yuan in the year-ago quarter.
The bank's net interest income increased to 16.42 billionyuan from 15.57 billion yuan for the quarter ended March 31, 2015.
As of March 31, China Everbright Bank's Tier 1 capitaladequacy ratio stood at 9.95%, down from 10.15% as of Dec. 31, 2015. Thecapital adequacy ratio slid to 11.61% from 11.87% in the previous quarter,based on the Capital Rules for Commercial Banks (Provisional).
As of April 29, US$1was equivalent to 6.48 Chinese yuan.