Singapore Banks - RHB Invest 2024-03-11: Bracing For Tougher Times Ahead

Singapore Banks - Bracing For Tougher Times Ahead

Singapore Banks - RHB Investment Research  | SGinvestors.ioDBS (SGX:D05) OVERSEA-CHINESE BANKING CORP (SGX:O39) UNITED OVERSEAS BANK LTD (SGX:U11)
  • Amid a scenario of flattish earnings as the interest rate cycle turns, DBS’s commitment to increase dividend by S$0.24 per annum means its absolute dividend will continue to grow, and investors will have a good line of sight as to its trajectory.
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4Q23 banking sector highlights

  • Singapore banks’ (DBS, OCBC, UOB) 4Q23 results were within expectations. 4Q23 sector operating income was down 3% q-o-q (+7% y-o-y) as NII dipped slightly on the NIM squeeze, while non-II softened 9% q-o-q – a combination of seasonality, and lower treasury and markets as well as insurance contributions.
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  • On the flip side, total allowances were down 22% q-o-q as asset quality was relatively benign. Hence, 4Q23 sector net profit was down by 8% q-o-q (+7% y-o-y).
  • For FY23, sector net profit jumped 25% y-o-y on stronger NII (+22% y-o-y) and non-II (+18% y-o-y). CIR improved to 41.5% from 43.7% in FY22, but these were partly offset by higher credit cost of 20bps (FY22: 13bps) due to specific allowances (SP) for some isolated incidences and lower general allowance (GP) writebacks.

Guidance largely unchanged.

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Singapore Research RHB Securities Research | 2024-03-11

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