Wednesday 8 July 2020

Dubai Islamic’s capital hike credit positive: Moody’s

LONDON, June 10, 2018

The recent capital increase of Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) is credit positive for the bank because it replenishes reserves and enhances its loss-absorption buffers after high growth during 2013-17, said Moody’s Investor Service.

It will also improve the bank’s liquidity, it added.

 On May 30, Dubai Islamic Bank closed the subscription for an approximately Dh5.1 billion ($1.4 billion) rights issue that increases total shareholder equity to Dh31.2 billion from Dh26.1 billion as of March 2018.

As a result of this rights issue, Moody’s estimates that DIB’s pro forma ratio of consolidated tangible common equity to risk-weighed-assets will improve to around 12.9 per cent from 9.9 per cent as of March 2018 and reverse a declining trend in the core equity ratio since 2016.

 Moody’s expects DIB’s credit growth to be 10 per cent-15 per cent in 2018, which combined with the capital increase will maintain strong and stable capital buffers over the next 12-18 months.

 Beyond strengthening its capital base, the rights issue will support DIB’s liquidity, which has been declining since 2013 as a result of its higher-than-average credit growth. – TradeArabia News Service

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