Financial results - first half 2018

DKK 11.9%

Return on equity after tax

DKK 9.1 bn

Net profit

"In the first half of 2018, the positive momentum in our lending activities continued, while developments in the financial markets had an adverse effect as the global uncertainty and investor reticence contributed in particular to a weaker development in net trading income."
Thomas F. Borgen

Chief Executive Officer

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Outlook 2018

First quarter 2018: The outlook for all items is unchanged

We expect net interest income to be higher than in 2017, as we will benefit mainly from volume growth

Net fee income is expected to remain strong, subject to customer activity.

Expenses are expected to be slightly higher than in 2017.

Loan impairments are expected to be higher but still at a low level. Loan impairments will be based on the new expected credit loss impairment model in IFRS 9.

We expect net profit to be in the range of DKK 18-20 billion.

The outlook is subject to uncertainty and macroeconomic developments.

We maintain our longer-term ambition to rank in the top three among major Nordic peers in terms of return on shareholders’ equity

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One-off items

(DKK millions)Q1 2018Q2 2018Q3 2018Q4 20182018 YTD
Reported pre-tax profit6,202  6,202
One-off items, in sum0
Adjusted pre-tax profit6,202
 (DKK millions)Q1 2018Q2 2018Q3 2018Q4 20182018 YTD
Net interest income0  0
Net fee income0  0
Net trading income0  0
Other income0  0
Revenues, in sum0  0
Costs0  0
Impairments0  0
Effect on pre-tax profit0  0

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