Republic Financial Holdings Limited has recorded a profit attributable to shareholders of $630.5 million for the half-year ended March 31, 2017, an increase of $44.2 million or 7.5% over the corresponding period in 2016.
Total assets stood at $68.9 billion at March 31, 2017, an increase of 1.8% over March, 2016 and 3.0% over September, 2016.
The Group’s Chairman, Mr. Ronald F. deC. Harford, in announcing the Group’s results noted that the half-year results were mainly driven by a reduction in loan impairment expense and taxes in the Group’s subsidiary in Ghana.
He added that an improvement in the performance of the Group’s operations in Trinidad and Tobago also contributed to these results. “The Group remains focused on improving asset quality and operational efficiency.
Notwithstanding the challenging global economic environment, we expect to achieve a creditable performance for 2017,” Harford stated.
The Board of Directors has declared a half-year dividend of $1.25 (2016:$1.25) per share payable on June 01, 2017.