First Gulf Bank Q1 net profit jumps 12pc
Abu Dhabi, April 29, 2013
First Gulf Bank (FGB), the second-largest lender in the UAE by market value, posted a 12 per cent increase in first-quarter net profit on Monday but missed the average forecast of analysts.
FGB made a net profit of Dh1.05 billion ($285.9 million) in the first three months of 2013, up from Dh934.7 million in the same period of last year.
Five analysts polled by Reuters had on average expected a profit for the period of Dh1.1 billion.
Bad loan provisions for the first quarter were Dh433.3 million, up from the Dh412.7 million in the corresponding period of 2012.-Reuters