Wema Bank’s Gross Earnings Up By ₦131.1bn, As It Declares 30kobo Dividend Per Share

Wema Bank Plc, Nigeria’s most innovative bank, said it has delivered a stellar fourth quarter 2022 performance and continues its evolution into an unrivalled market leader and efficient bank.

Wema bank stated this in a release issued and emailed to newsdishng.com in respect of its audited financial results for the period ended December 31, 2022, stating that it recorded gross earnings of N131.08 billion Year-on-Year (Y-o-Y) representing an increase of 42.3 percent over the N92.14 percent posted in 2021.

The results, according to the bank, showed positive fundamentals across board, revealed a growth of 44.7 percent Y-o-Y in interest income to N106.07 billion from N73.30 billion, while Non interest income shot up to N25.01 billion to N18.83 percent, an increase of 32.8 percent.

Similarly, the release shows that the bank’s profit before tax grew to an all time high of N14.74 billion Y-o-Y as against N12.38 billion the previous year, an increase of 19 percent.

The bank stated that the shareholders will receive a dividend of 30 Kobo per  ordinary share in what is the biggest dividend payout till date.

The bank grew its deposit year by year by 26 percent as at full year 2022 to N1, 165. 93 billion from N927.47 billion in 2021. Its stock of loans and advances also grew from N418.86 billion in 2021 to N521.43 billion, showing a rise of 24 percent.

The impressive results showed that total assets hit N1,433.79 billion as against N1,164.52 trillion,  a growth of 23 percent. Shareholders funds also moved up to N82.62 billion from N70.36 billion in 2021, an increase of 17 percent.

Speaking on the result, Mr. Moruf Oseni, the bank’s Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer said; “Our 2022 results show the result of the careful execution if our medium term strategy as we have deliberately focused on deepening on offerings to the corporate, commercial and retail segments of the market using our  digital channels while ensuring best in-class customer experience platforms to deliver improvements across all customer touch points. We expect the bottom line to improve even further in 2023”.

Also speaking on the result, the Bank’s Chief Finance Officer, Mr. Tunde Mabawonku, explained that the bank’s continuous investment in the digital space has positioned it as one of the leaders in providing digital banking services to individuals and corporates across the country.

“It has been a good full year performance for Wema Bank with gross earnings growing by 42.3 percent year on year and earnings by share at 87 kobo.

“We have also succeeded in making Wema Bank an integral part of the fintech ecosystem in the country with our ubiquitous fintech infrastructure support play”, Mabawonku stated.