Cathay Financial Holding Co (國泰金控), the nation’s largest financial conglomerate by assets, yesterday reported a net profit of NT$8.1 billion (US$287.72 million) for last month, up 73 percent year-on-year but down 25.6 percent from the previous month.
That brought the company's third-quarter profit to NT$30.7 billion, up 22 percent from a year earlier.
Among its subsidiaries, Cathay Life Insurance Co (國泰人壽) saw its net profit increase 22 percent annually to NT$22.6 billion during the July-to-September period, as it continued to invest despite high volatility in the financial markets amid the COVID-19 pandemic, central banks’ changing monetary policies, China Evergrande Group’s (恆大集團) debt crisis and rising inflationary pressure, it said.
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The life insurer expects total cash dividends for this year to reach NT$18.5 billion to NT$19.5 billion, it said.
In the first nine months, Cathay Financial saw net profit rise 90 percent year-on-year to NT$122.18 billion, with Cathay Life Insurance posting NT$100.12 billion in net profit during the nine-month period.
Fubon Financial Holding Co (富邦金控) yesterday posted a net profit of NT$7.85 billion for last month, down 51.4 percent monthly but up 91 percent annually. Its third-quarter profit rose 37 percent year-on-year to NT$42.54 billion.
Due to solid investment and effective foreign exchange hedging, Fubon Life Insurance Co (富邦人壽) saw net income rise 34 percent from a year earlier to NT$29.44 billion last quarter, the company said.
In the first nine months, Fubon Financial's net profit increased 91 percent annually to NT$130.20 billion, while Fubon Life Insurance posted NT$95.15 billion in net profit, up 110 percent from a year earlier.
SinoPac Holdings Co (永豐金控) reported that its net profit increased 17 percent annually to NT$4.22 billion in the third quarter, aided by double-digit percentage growth in earnings at Bank SinoPac (永豐銀行) and SinoPac Securities Co (永豐金證券).
Taishin Financial Holding Co’s (台新金控) third-quarter profit rose 4.5 percent annually to NT$4.85 billion, while E.Sun Financial Holding Co’s (玉山金控) third-quarter profit increased 32 percent to NT$5.65 billion, the companies’ data showed.
In the first nine months of the year, the highest earnings per share among local financial holdings companies were posted by Fubon Financial at NT$11.32, followed by Cathay Financial’s NT$8.96, data showed.
Meanwhile, CTBC Financial Holding Co (中信金控) reported EPS of NT$2.33 and Mega Financial Holding Co's (兆豐金控) EPS came in at NT$1.45 for the nine-month period.
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