Financial results 2019


Return on equity after tax

DKK 15.1 bn

Net profit

 “The financial results for 2019 were as expected. Customer activity was at a good level in Denmark especially due to high remortgaging activity. We also saw a good customer development and lending growth across our other core markets.

However, low interest rates, margin pressure, higher impairments and increased costs due mainly to investments in compliance and AML-related activities had a negative effect on the result.

A number of extraordinary items also had an impact, positive as well as negative, on the results, but all in all, our financial performance remains under pressure,” 

Chris Vogelzang

Chief Executive Officer

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Outlook 2020 suspended

Due to a significant worsening of the macroeconomic outlook as a result of the Covid-19 situation, Danske Bank expects a negative impact on its financial results for 2020. Our preliminary assessment based on input from changes to model assumptions is that loan impairment charges are likely to increase due to more severe scenarios. Furthermore, the global financial markets are impacted by very high volatility, which may have a negative impact on trading income. We will continue to assess the impact on loan impairment charges and income as the situation develops.

Danske Bank’s underlying business is performing as expected, and our capital and liquidity positions remain strong with significant buffers well above the regulatory requirements.

As the current situation is unprecedented, and it is very difficult to predict the economic impact, Danske Bank has decided to suspend its net profit guidance for 2020 (previous net profit guidance of DKK 8-10 billion). We expect to be able to provide an update on guidance in connection with the interim report for the first quarter of 2020.

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