04/02/2022 15:58

Intesa Sanpaolo Closes 2021 With a Net Income of 4.2 Billion, Up by 19.4%

MILAN, Italy, Feb. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intesa Sanpaolo, on the day it unveiled its new 2022-2025 business plan, in line with its DNA as a bank with very generous dividend policies, also released its financial results 2021.

These show a net income of 4,185 million, compared to 3,277 million in 2020: an increase of 19.4% versus the estimated 3,505 when excluding the items related to the acquisition of UBI Banca and the accounting impact of the related goodwill impairment. The fourth quarter of the year showed a net income of 179 million compared to income estimates of 107 million.

Looking at the figures for 2021 as a whole, compared to 2020, gross income increased by 7.3%, the operating margin rose by 5.4%, operating income rose by 1.9% with net commissions up by 9.3%, and operating costs fell by 1.1%.

NPL stock in December 2021 decreased 27% gross and 34.1% net on December 2020, down 50.2% gross and 48% net on a pro-forma basis taking into account the planned reduction in 2022 due to disposals already provisioned for in the fourth quarter of 2021.

Intesa Sanpaolos cash returns to shareholders amounted to 4.9 billion, consisting of 1.5 billion remaining dividends for 2021 and a 3.4 billion buyback.

In addition, among Intesa Sanpaolo's achievements is its inclusion for the fifth consecutive year in the 2022 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI), scoring well above the global financial sector average and that of Italian companies.

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