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

We expect net profit for 2020 to be in the range of DKK 8-10 billion, equivalent to a 5-6% return on shareholders’ equity, as communicated on 1 November 2019.

We expect net interest income to be lower than the level in 2019, as margin pressure and higher funding costs will more than offset continued volume growth.

Net fee income is expected to be slightly lower than in 2019, due to lower remortgaging activity and subject to customer activity and market developments.

Expenses are expected to be in the range of DKK 28-29 billion, driven by acceleration of investments of up to DKK 2 billion and a continued increase in compliance costs.

Loan impairments are expected to be higher. 

The outlook is subject to uncertainty and macroeconomic developments. 

We maintain our ambition for a return on shareholders’ equity of 9-10% in 2023.

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