Financial results 2017


Return on equity after tax

DKK 20.9 bn

Net profit

"We delivered a strong financial result for 2017. The result reflects continued progress in the Nordic economies, a high level of customer activity throughout the year and our business initiatives aimed at creating a more simple, efficient and customer-centric bank."
Thomas F. Borgen

Chief Executive Officer

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  • 02. Feb 2018Annual Report 2017
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Outlook 2018

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 have met our longer-term ambition for a return on shareholders’ equity of at least 12.5% in 2018 at the latest. We therefore introduce a new target based on relative performance. Our longer-term ambition is 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 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017Q4 20172017
Reported pre-tax profit7,1406,1826,2366,72926,288
Change in pension liabilities, Northern Ireland000312312
One-off items, in sum000312312
Adjusted pre-tax profit 7,140
 (DKK millions)Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3 2017Q4 20172017
Net interest income00000
Net fee income00000
Net trading income00000
Other income00000
Revenues, in sum00000
Effect on pre-tax profit000312312

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