Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) has released its first-half results for the six months ending on September 30, showcasing significant growth and surpassing analyst estimates. Here are the key details you need to know:
Net Profit Surges
MUFG’s net profit for the first half of the year has quadrupled, reaching an impressive 927.28 billion yen ($6.11 billion), compared to 231.09 billion yen in the previous year. This remarkable performance exceeded the estimate of 871.22 billion yen compiled by data provider Visible Alpha through a poll of analysts.
During the first half, MUFG experienced a substantial increase in revenue, climbing by 31% from the previous year to reach 5.666 trillion yen.
Let’s take a closer look at some significant factors that influenced MUFG’s performance:
The first-half net interest income declined by 27% year-on-year, totaling 1.230 trillion yen. This decrease can primarily be attributed to the absence of one-off gains from the cancellation of certain investment trusts recorded in the previous year. However, it is worth noting that interest income from deposits and loans showed growth when excluding these one-off factors.
Fees and Commissions
Net fees and commissions for the first half saw a notable increase of 11%, amounting to 781.33 billion yen. This growth was primarily driven by an uptick in foreign loan-related fees.
Share Buyback Program
In an effort to enhance shareholder value, MUFG announced a share buyback program that aims to repurchase up to 400.0 billion yen of its own shares by March 2024. This program may repurchase up to 3.3% of outstanding shares.