|Bid||3.4500 x 0|
|Ask||3.4600 x 0|
|Day's Range||3.4400 - 3.4700|
|52 Week Range||3.2700 - 3.9400|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.28|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||5.85|
|Earnings Date||Mar 27, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.17 (5.04%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Jun 19, 2019|
|1y Target Est||4.36|
Could Agricultural Bank of China Limited (HKG:1288) be an attractive dividend share to own for the long haul...
(Bloomberg Opinion) -- Yves Perrier, the chief executive officer of Amundi SA, has said for several years that his aim is to make Asia a second domestic market for his firm. In 2019, the business started to deliver on that promise — which could pave the way for Perrier, who’s spent the past decade building Amundi into Europe’s biggest fund manager, to depart on a high.Amundi, which oversees more than 1.6 trillion euros ($1.8 trillion), doubled its Asian business last year to 300 billion euros, figures released on Wednesday show, with the region contributing almost a fifth of the firm’s assets under management. And while the Paris-based firm still depends on its domestic market for 54% of its assets, that share is down from more than 60% in early 2017.Big wins in India, where two new pension fund mandates contributed 74 billion euros of inflows, helped Amundi swell its total assets under management by 16% last year.But it’s China that offers the greatest potential. Amundi already has a 33% stake in a joint venture with Agricultural Bank of China in fund management that has almost 68 billion euros of assets. The French firm reckons that the total Chinese market, worth 7 trillion euros, is growing at an annual rate of between 10% and 15%.In December, Amundi became the first foreign firm authorized to take majority control of a joint venture in wealth management, after Chinese regulators loosened the rules last year. It’s teaming up with Bank of China, the country’s fourth-largest bank with 500 million retail customers and 11,000 branches. That gives Amundi a fantastic platform to market its investment products, which cover the gamut including active, passive and alternative strategies, to China’s growing middle class.But there’s an oddly valedictory feel to Wednesday’s results presentation, with several references to Amundi’s performance since 2010, the year Perrier formed the company by merging the asset management businesses of Credit Agricole SA and Societe Generale SA. I couldn’t find any similar long-term references in last year’s results submission.Perrier, who is 66, has consistently dodged questions about a possible successor, although he did say in December 2018 that he’d like the next boss of his firm to be a woman. With Amundi making good on its stated ambition to be “the European leader with global ambitions,” he’d be well within his rights to decide 2020 is the year to ride off into the sunset.To contact the author of this story: Mark Gilbert at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Melissa Pozsgay at email@example.comThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Bloomberg LP and its owners.Mark Gilbert is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering asset management. He previously was the London bureau chief for Bloomberg News. He is also the author of "Complicit: How Greed and Collusion Made the Credit Crisis Unstoppable."For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinionSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
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China needs to resolve outstanding financial risks, and must counter risks from "abnormal" market fluctuations that stem from external shocks, said the central bank on Monday, as Beijing prioritises financial stability amid increasing challenges. Financial markets are highly sensitive to global trade situations and rising uncertainties in global liquidity, said the People's Bank of China (PBOC) in its annual financial stability report, adding that it will step up real-time supervision on stock, bond, foreign exchange markets to prevent cross-sector risk contamination. Beijing has stepped up daily supervisions and assessment on potential "black swan" and "grey rhino" events that may occur in the future and has prepared contingency plans, as downward pressure on the economy rises, said the PBOC.
China's state-owned banks, which survived the US-China trade war with their asset quality and profitability unscathed, may see their interest margins coming under pressure in the fourth quarter as competition intensifies for deposits.The overall non-performing loans (NPL) ratio in China's banking industry improved by between 1 and 2 basis points in the third quarter. This came at the expense of net interest margins (NIM), especially among the four largest state-run lenders " Industrial & Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China and China Construction Bank " which fell by about 1 basis point in the third quarter from the previous three months, according to government data."While management at Chinese banks are confident that their asset quality will continue to improve, the pressure on NIM will continue, as the competition for deposit will extend into the fourth quarter," said CIMB International Securities' banking analyst Terry Sun.The squeeze on profitability underscores how China's financial industry is grappling with survival after more than 12 months of a bruising trade war with the United States, amid slowing demand for loans and investments in the local economy's slowest quarterly growth pace in decades.The banks' margins are squeezed by higher returns that they must pay to depositors to attract their funds " the banks' cost " and the interest rate they can charge to lend money to borrowers.The difference between the cost and the revenue, known as the interest rate spread, has been the biggest source of profitability for China's state-owned banks, in an industry where the financial authorities keep a tight grip on the interest rates for deposits and loans.On one hand, Chinese banks have had to offer higher rates on their deposits and investment products to compete for customers, adding to costs for the banks.The expected yield for structured deposits " an investment-linked financial product whose returns are tied to the performance of a stock index, foreign exchange or interest rates " was 3.9 per cent per annum in September, almost double the one-year savings rate at 2 per cent. And the issuance of thee hybrid investment-deposit products will only continue with ever-higher costs to the banks, analysts said.On the other hand, banks have seen their loans rates cut, after the central bank loosened its grip on lending rates by switching to a loan prime rate (LPR) regime. The one-year LPR was cut twice by a combined 11 basis points in August and September, while the five-year LPR " the benchmark used for residential mortgage loans " was left unchanged.That would benefit China Construction Bank the most, as its sizeable mortgage loans book at 5.06 trillion yuan puts it in the best position to gain from the higher lending rate, said Sun.Still, the net interest margin among Chinese banks, at close to 2 per cent, compares favourably with Japanese banks at less than 1 per cent and with European lenders at between 1 and 2 per cent, said Societe General, in a report last week. Investors' concerns on the profitability and growth of Chinese banks may have been "overdone," the bank said, recommending investors to go "long" on the industry.The financial picture among banks had been rosy thus far, with the industry's overall profitability inching up during the third quarter, compared with the preceding three months. Overall third-quarter net profit growth rose 7.5 per cent, 20 basis points higher than the three months ended June, in line with analysts' expectations.Agricultural Bank reported the fastest profit growth among the so-called Big Four, with third-quarter net profit rising 5.8 per cent to 59 billion yuan, even though revenue was little changed at 151.8 billion yuan (US$21.6 billion). For the first nine months, the net income of Beijing-based Agricultural Bank rose 5.2 per cent to 180.3 billion yuan, from the same period last year.Bank of China, which traces its root to 1912, had the lowest profit growth rate among the four, with third-quarter net income growing 3 per cent to 45.53 billion yuan, while its nine-month net profit was up 4.1 per cent to 159.6 billion yuan."Cross-border banking business accounted for less than 10 per cent of the Chinese banks' assets, [which helped] cushion Chinese banks from the impact of US-China trade tensions," Sun said. "The exception is Bank of China, whereby overseas assets account for 25 per cent" of its total assets, he said.This article originally appeared in the South China Morning Post (SCMP), the most authoritative voice reporting on China and Asia for more than a century. For more SCMP stories, please explore the SCMP app or visit the SCMP's Facebook and Twitter pages. Copyright © 2019 South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. Copyright (c) 2019. South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved.
Agricultural Bank of China Limited (HKG:1288) maintained its current share price over the past couple of month on the...
Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings of Russian Agricultural Bank and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review in which Moody's reassessed the appropriateness of the ratings in the context of the relevant principal methodology(ies), recent developments, and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers. This publication does not announce a credit rating action and is not an indication of whether or not a credit rating action is likely in the near future.
Moody's Investors Service has assigned (P)A1/(P)P-1 local and foreign currency senior unsecured medium-term note (MTN) programme ratings to Agricultural Bank of China Limited (ABC), Singapore Branch. At the same time, Moody's has assigned an A1 rating to the proposed US-dollar denominated floating rate senior unsecured notes to be issued by ABC, Singapore Branch. The outlooks on the notes' rating and ABC, Singapore Branch are stable.
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Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings of Agricultural Bank of China Limited and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review in which Moody's reassessed the appropriateness of the ratings in the context of the relevant principal methodology(ies), recent developments, and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers. This publication does not announce a credit rating action and is not an indication of whether or not a credit rating action is likely in the near future.
April 30 (Reuters) - 1288.HK: * RECEIVED APPROVAL ON QUALIFICATION OF ZHAN DONGSHENG AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT FROM CBIRC Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reuters.Briefs@thomsonreuters.com)...
BEIJING/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China's five biggest state-owned banks posted a modest growth in quarterly profit as policymakers pushed them to make more loans, but the results still missed expectations amid the lingering impact of an economic slowdown. Net profits at the country's so-called Big Five banks, led by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd (ICBC), grew by more than 4 percent in the January-March quarter from a year earlier. The gain comes on the heels of disappointing 2018 fourth quarter when four of the five turned in their weakest profit growth in more than two years as business activity slowed and they sharply increased provisions for bad loans.
Investing.com - Bad loans at China's four largest lenders grew at the fastest pace since 2017 in the first quarter, Bloomberg reported citing financial statements.
BEIJING/SINGAPORE(Reuters) - China's five largest state-owned banks posted modest first-quarter profit growth, though slightly below expectations, as policymakers pushed lenders to make more loans to support the slowing economy. Net profits at the country's so-called Big Five banks, led by Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd (ICBC), grew by more than 4 percent in the January-March quarter from a year earlier. The gain comes on the heels of disappointing 2018 fourth-quarter results that saw four of the five lenders posting their weakest quarterly profit growth in more than two years as business activity slowed and they sharply increased provisions for bad loans.
* AgBank Q1 net profit up 4.3 pct on-year, below estimates * Non-performing loan ratio 1.53 pct end-March vs 1.59 pct end-Dec (Adds milestone, bullet points) SINGAPORE/BEIJING, April 26 (Reuters) - Agricultural ...
April 26 (Reuters) - Agricultural Bank Of China Ltd : * SAYS Q1 NET PROFIT UP 4.3 PERCENT Y/Y Source text in Chinese: https://bit.ly/2ZASFen Further company coverage: (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)
SINGAPORE/BEIJING, April 26 (Reuters) - Agricultural Bank of China Ltd (AgBank) , the country's third-largest lender by assets, reported on Friday a 4.3 percent rise in first-quarter net profit, missing ...
April 25 (Reuters) - Shanghai Jinjiang International Travel Co Ltd: * SAYS IT HAS SOLD ITS ENTIRE 14.87 MILLION A-SHARES IN AGRICULTURAL BANK OF CHINA BETWEEN APRIL 19 AND APRIL 24 Source text in Chinese: ...
April 11 (Reuters) - Agricultural Bank Of China Ltd : * APPROVED APPOINTMENT OF CAI DONG AS AN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF BANK * RESOLVED TO APPOINT CUI YONG AS AN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF BANK * BOARD ...