BIMB Q2 profit surges 86% to RM129mil boosted by Bank Islam

BIMB Holdings Bhd’s net profit for the second quarter ended June 30 increased 86.4% to RM129.67mil from RM69.58mil a year ago. The banking group's revenue for the period rose 3.8% to RM734.59mil while earnings per share (EPS) for the period stood at 8.68 sen. For the second-half period, the group said as a result of the acquisition of the 49% interest in Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd, the net profit attributable to the shareholders increased by RM109.4mil or 76.1%. Consequently, the EPS for the period under review also increased by 25.8%. To attract deposits, BIMB said greater focus would be placed on individual and retail deposits with new product features.