Third Quarter Report 2011

11-10-19 7:00 | Press release

Robust customer business, but financial turmoil affects results 

CEO Christian Clausen's comment to the report: 
"Despite one of the worst quarters in the financial markets ever, Nordea's development is robust. Excluding short-term effects from the financial turmoil, income grew from previous quarter. Costs decreased, adjusted for the restructuring provision. Thus, effects from the turmoil on operating results are limited. 

Customer business volumes continue to grow with income and profit at high levels. The result for the first nine months is up 5% from last year, excluding the restructuring provision. 

Nordea will continue with a more focused relationship strategy in order to improve profitability. In line with the ambition to remain in the top league of European banks, Nordea has replaced the previous financial targets with one: an ROE of 15% in a normalised macroeconomic environment." 

(For further viewpoints, see CEO comments, page 2) 

January-September 2011 vs Jan-Sep 2010 (third quarter 2011 vs second quarter 2011):

  • Total operating income up 2% (down 11%)

  • Operating profit up 5% excluding restructuring costs (down 22%)

  • Core tier 1 capital ratio 11.0% excluding transition rules, up from 10.4% one year ago (unchanged from 11.0% in the second quarter 2011)

  • Return on equity 10.6%, excluding restructuring costs of EUR 171m, down from 11.0% first nine months 2010 (8.5% in third quarter 2011, down from 11.5% second quarter)

  • New financial target adopted for the coming years: to reach an ROE of 15% in a normalised macroeconomic environment

Summary key figures, EURmQ3 2011Q2 2011Ch. %Q3 2010Ch. %Jan-Sep 2011Jan-Sep 2010Ch. %
Net interest income1,3791,32641,31054,0293,7946
Total operating income2,0912,342-112,363-126,9436,8272
Profit before loan losses6781,067-361,167-422,9903,281-9
Net loan losses-112-118-5-207-46-472-713-34
Loan loss ratio (ann.), bps1415292034
Operating profit566949-40960-412,5182,568-2
Operating profit, adjusted737*-222,689*5
Risk-adjusted profit485643-25707-311,8991,9010
Diluted EPS, EUR0.
Return on equity, %6.511.512.210.011.0
Return on equity, adjusted, %8.5*10.6*

* Excluding restructuring provision in the third quarter of EUR 171m. Currency rates used for DKK, NOK and SEK for 2011 are for income statement items 7.45, 7.81 and 9.01 respectively. 

For further information: 
Christian Clausen, President and Group CEO, +46 8 614 7804
Fredrik Rystedt, Group CFO, +46 8 614 7812
Rodney Alfvén, Head of Investor Relations, +46 8 614 7880 (or +46 72 235 05 15)
Jan Larsson, Head of Group Identity & Communications, +46 8 614 7916 (or +46 70 593 34 12) 

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Attachment below: Report with updated total capital ratio figures.


Third Quater Report 2011 (pdf, 370 KB)