PETALING JAYA: Malayan Banking Bhd's (Maybank) Indonesian unit PT Bank Maybank Indonesia Tbk's net profit fell 6.6% to Rp932.7 billion (RM264 million) for the first six months ended June 30, 2018 compared with Rp998.5 billion in the previous corresponding period, due primarily to lower fee-based income and a slight compression in net interest margin (NIM).
The bank recorded a loans growth of 6% to Rp127.1 trillion as at June 30, 2018 from Rp119.9 trillion in the previous year. Its sharia business saw solid growth of 42.2% to Rp23 trillion, making up 18.1% of its total loans.
Asset quality improved significantly as reflected by lower gross and net non-performing loans (NPL) of 2.8% and 1.6%, respectively, as at June 30, 2018, compared with 3.6% and 2.4% in the previous year.
Net interest income registered a 2.5% growth to Rp3.9 trillion in June 2018 compared with Rp3.8 trillion in the previous corresponding period, but NIM was marginally lower at 5.1% in June 2018 from 5.3% a year ago. On a quarterly basis, NIM improved 28 basis points from 4.8% in the first quarter of 2018.
The capital adequacy ratio improved to 18.8% as of June 30, 2018 from 16.9% in the previous corresponding period with total capital reaching Rp24.7 trillion.
Maybank Indonesia president director Taswin Zakaria said the bank continue to focus on growing its assets selectively while maintaining the discipline in loan pricing to ensure sound asset quality going forward.
"Global banking continues to be the leading contributor to our asset growth; while our community financial services has now resumed an upward growth momentum as the bank sees opportunities in the retail and small medium enterprise segments. We expect to see further growth in this segment as we have recently embarked on our recalibrated retail business model."