Financial results first quarter 2019


Return on equity after tax

DKK 3.0 bn

Net profit

"The first three months of the year brought continued growth in lending. This is evidence of good underlying developments across our business. Overall, however, we had a difficult financial start to the year."
Jesper Nielsen

Interim Chief Executive Officer

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Outlook 2019

The outlook for 2019 has been changed from Annual Report 2018.

We still expect net profit for 2019 to be in the range of DKK 14-16 billion. However, this now includes the expected gain on the sale of Danica Pension Sweden of approximately DKK 1.3 billion, subject to closing of the transaction.

We now expect net interest income to be at lower than the level in 2018, as volume growth will be more than offset by higher funding costs and margin pressure. 

Net fee income is still expected to be higher, due mainly to the effect of the acquisition of SEB Pension Danmark and subject to customer activity.

Expenses are still expected to be at around the level in 2018 (including the donation of DKK 1.5 billion) due to higher costs related to AML, SEB Pension Danmark, VAT and a higher activity level. The outlook includes costs of DKK 0.3 billion specifically earmarked for AML digitalisation efforts.

Loan impairments are still expected to be higher.

The outlook is subject to uncertainty and macroeconomic developments.

We maintain our long-term ambition of being 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 2019Q2 2019Q3 2019Q4 2019YTD 2019
Reported pre-tax profit4,012  4,012
Change in VA add-on to discount curve at Danica-140  -140
Non-core value adjustment-300
One-off items, in sum-440
Adjusted pre-tax profit4,452
 (DKK millions)Q1 2019Q2 2019Q3 2019Q4 2019YTD 2019
Net interest income0  0
Net fee income0  0
Net trading income-140  -140
Other income0  0
Revenues, in sum-140  -140
Costs0  0
Impairments0  0
Profit before tax, Non-core-300  -300
Effect on pre-tax profit00

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