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HSBC Bank Canada First Quarter 2013 Results

Thursday, May 09, 2013

HSBC Bank Canada First Quarter 2013 Results

04:15 EDT Thursday, May 09, 2013

VANCOUVER, May 9, 2013 /CNW/ -

  • Profit for the quarter ended 31 March 2013 was C$189m, a decrease of 14% compared with the same period in 2012.
  • Profit attributable to common shareholders was C$171m for the quarter ended 31 March 2013, a decrease of 15% compared with the same period in 2012.
  • Return on average common equity was 16.3% for the quarter ended 31 March 2013 compared with 19.8% for the same period in 2012.
  • The cost efficiency ratio improved to 45.0% for the quarter ended 31 March 2013 compared with 50.5% for the same period in 2012.
  • Total assets were C$84.4bn at 31 March 2013 compared with C$80.7bn at 31 March 2012.
  • Total assets under administration increased to C$20.4bn at 31 March 2013 from C$18.3bn at 31 March 2012.
  • Common equity tier 1 capital ratio was 11.1%, tier 1 ratio 13.9% and total capital ratio 15.9% at 31 March 2013 determined in accordance with regulatory guidelines and the Basel III capital adequacy framework adopted with effect from 1 January 2013.

    The abbreviations "C$m" and "C$bn" represent millions and billions of Canadian dollars, respectively.



HSBC Bank Canada                                                                                                                                                                                                               Financial Commentary

 

Overview

HSBC Bank Canada recorded profit of C$189m for the first quarter of 2013, a decrease of C$30m, or 14%, compared with the first quarter of 2012, and an increase of C$35m, or 23%, compared with the fourth quarter of 2012. Profit attributable to common shareholders was C$171m for the first quarter of 2013, a decrease of C$30m, or 15%, compared with the first quarter of 2012, and an increase of C$34m, or 25%, compared with the fourth quarter of 2012.

The first quarter of 2012 included a gain on the sale of the full service brokerage business of C$84m and a restructuring charge of C$36m mostly relating to the wind-down of the consumer finance business. Excluding the impact of these items and their effect on income tax expense, profit increased by C$17m, or 8%, compared with the same quarter last year. The increase is mainly due to reduced operating expenses from strict cost control and continued delivery of organizational cost effectiveness programmes, which resulted in sustainable cost savings. Additionally contributing to the increase were higher gains on the disposal of available-for-sale financial investments, and a growth in trading income as a result of a change in valuation estimation methodology on derivatives. The increase is partially offset by lower net interest income mainly due to lower average retail and consumer finance loan balances following the strategic refocus of these businesses and continued pressure on net interest spread in a prolonged low interest rate environment.

The fourth quarter of 2012 included a C$42m charge resulting from the write down in the value of investment property. Excluding the charge resulting from the write down, profit in the first quarter of 2013 increased by C$66m compared with the prior quarter mainly due to higher gains on the disposal of available-for-sale financial investments, partially offset by higher specific provisions for commercial exposures notably in the energy and real estate sectors.

Commenting on the results, Paulo Maia, President and Chief Executive Officer of HSBC Bank Canada, said:

"We've enjoyed a good start to 2013, as a result of our focus on building our core businesses, deepening client relationships, and continued improvements in the efficiency of our operations in Canada, consistent with HSBC's global strategy. Our success is driven by our ability to connect internationally-minded Canadian businesses and individuals to opportunities around the world."

Analysis of Consolidated Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2013

Net interest income for the first quarter of 2013 was C$336m, a decrease of C$62m, or 16%, compared with the first quarter of 2012, and a decrease of C$12m, or 3%, compared with the fourth quarter of 2012. The decreases are mainly due to lower average retail and consumer finance loan balances following the strategic refocus of these businesses and continued pressure on net interest spread in a prolonged low interest rate environment.

Net fee income for the first quarter of 2013 was C$146m, an increase of C$3m, or 2%, compared with the first quarter of 2012, and a decrease of C$8m, or 5%, compared with the fourth quarter of 2012. The increase compared with the same quarter last year was due to a growth in authorized commercial credit facilities and higher funds under management. The decrease compared with the prior quarter is mainly due to a reduction in fee income from credit cards associated with lower transaction volume and a decrease in corporate finance fees.

Net trading income for the first quarter of 2013 was C$57m, an increase of C$17m, or 43% compared with the first quarter of 2012, and an increase of C$12m, or 27%, compared with the fourth quarter of 2012. Net trading income increased compared to both the first and fourth quarters of 2012 as a result of a change in estimation methodology in respect of credit and debit valuation adjustments on derivative contracts to reflect evolving market practises. In addition higher global customer trading volumes in foreign exchange products and improved performance in rates and credit products contributed to the increase. Net trading income in the first quarter of 2012 included losses caused by the narrowing of credit spreads on the carrying value of our own debt instruments classified as trading.

Net expense from financial instruments designated at fair value for the first quarter of 2013 was C$3m, compared with a net expense of C$14m in the first quarter of 2012, and was unchanged compared with the fourth quarter of 2012. The bank designates certain subordinated debentures to be recorded at fair value. Income and expense are largely as a result of the widening or narrowing of credit spreads decreasing or increasing the fair value of these subordinated debentures, respectively.

Gains less losses from financial investments for the first quarter of 2013 were C$35m, an increase of C$18m and C$31m respectively compared with the first quarter of 2012 and fourth quarter of 2012. The increases in gains less losses from financial investments are due to higher gains on the disposal of available-for-sale financial investments driven by balance sheet management activities.

Other operating income/(expense) for the first quarter of 2013 was C$13m, unchanged compared with the first quarter of 2012, and an increase of C$39m compared with the fourth quarter of 2012. The fourth quarter of 2012 included a C$42m charge resulting from the write down in the value of investment property.

Gain on the sale of the full service retail brokerage business. The sale of the full service retail brokerage business closed on 1 January 2012 and resulted in a gain of C$84m, net of assets written off and directly related costs. In the fourth quarter of 2012, the bank satisfied certain conditions relating to the sale of the full service retail brokerage business for which we recognized an increase to the gain of C$4m.

Loan impairment charges and other credit risk provisions for the first quarter of 2013 were C$56m, an increase of C$8m, or 17%, compared with the first quarter of 2012, and an increase of C$23m, compared with the fourth quarter of 2012. The increases are primarily due to higher specific provisions for commercial exposures notably in the energy and real estate sectors, partially offset by a reduction in collective consumer finance provisions due to improved delinquency performance.

Total operating expenses (excluding restructuring charges) for the first quarter of 2013 were C$263m, a decrease of C$45m, or 15%, compared with the first quarter of 2012, and a decrease of C$15m, or 5%, compared with the fourth quarter of 2012. The decreases in total operating expenses compared with both quarters are mainly due to strict cost control and continued delivery of our organizational cost effectiveness programmes, which resulted in sustainable cost savings. Cost reductions relating to the wind-down of the bank's consumer finance business as well as reduced activities and expenses related to the delivery of technology services to HSBC Group companies also contributed to a further decrease in total operating expense compared with the same quarter last year.

Restructuring charges of C$36m were recognized in the first quarter of 2012 mainly relating to the wind-down of the bank's consumer finance business.

Income tax expense. The effective tax rate in the first quarter of 2013 was 30.0%, compared with 25.2% in the first quarter of 2012 and 29.9% in the fourth quarter of 2012. The lower effective tax rate in the first quarter of 2012 was largely due to a lower effective tax rate applied to the gain on the sale of the full service retail brokerage business.

Statement of Financial Position

Total assets at 31 March 2013 were C$84.4bn, an increase of C$3.7bn from C$80.7bn at 31 December 2012, mainly due to increases of C$1.7bn in trading assets, C$1.2bn in loans and advances to banks, C$0.4bn in loans and advances to customers and C$0.4bn in customers' liability under acceptances. The growth in trading assets is due to a higher holding of government and agency bonds as a result of increased trading activity in the rates business and a higher holding in pending settlement trading accounts. Loans and advances to banks and loans and advances to customers increased as a result of an increase in reverse repurchase agreements. Excluding the increase in reverse repurchase agreements, loans and advances to banks increased marginally by C$0.1bn and loans and advances to customers decreased by C$0.5bn.

Liquid assets increased to C$25.9bn at 31 March 2013, compared to C$24.3bn at 31 December 2012 mainly as a result of strong deposit growth and debt issues mostly invested in short term investments. Refer to the 'Use of non-IFRS financial measures' for a definition of liquid assets.

Total liabilities at 31 March 2013 were C$78.9bn, an increase of C$3.6bn from C$75.3bn at 31 December 2012, mainly due to increases of C$1.7bn in debt securities in issue, C$1.3bn in trading liabilities and C$0.4bn in acceptances. The increase in debt securities in issue is due to an additional C$1.5bn of medium term notes and bearer deposits issued during the first quarter of 2013. The increase in trading liabilities is driven by an increase in short position securities to manage interest rate risk and a higher holding in pending settlement trading accounts.

Business Performance in the First Quarter of 2013

Commercial Banking

Profit before income tax expense was C$123m for the first quarter of 2013, a decrease of C$34m, or 22%, compared with the first quarter of 2012, and an increase of C$3m, or 3%, compared with the fourth quarter of 2012. The fourth quarter of 2012 included a C$42m charge resulting from the write down in the value of investment property. Excluding the impact of the write down, profit before income tax expense decreased compared with the same quarter last year and compared with the prior quarter due to higher specific impairment provisions in the energy and real estate sectors and lower net interest spread, partially offset by reduced operating expenses as a result of strict cost control and continued delivery of our organizational cost effectiveness programmes, which resulted in sustainable cost savings.

Global Banking and Markets

Profit before income tax expense was C$103m for the first quarter of 2013, an increase of C$17m, or 20%, compared with the first quarter of 2012 and an increase of C$34m, or 49%, compared with the fourth quarter of 2012. The increase in profit before income tax compared with the same quarter last year is due to higher gains on the disposal of available-for-sale investments and improved trading income as a result of a change in valuation estimation methodology on derivatives, higher global customer trading volumes in foreign exchange products and improved performance in rates and credit products. The increase is partially offset by a C$8m gain on the sale of the full service retail brokerage business included in the same quarter last year.

The increase in profit before income tax compared with the prior quarter is due to higher gains on the disposal of available-for-sale investments and improved trading income as a result of a change in valuation estimation methodology on derivatives, higher global customer trading volumes in foreign exchange products and improved performance in rates and credit products. The increase is partially offset by reduced net fee income driven by lower derivative sales and debt capital market fees.

Retail Banking and Wealth Management

Profit before income tax expense for the first quarter of 2013 was C$14m, a decrease of C$78m compared with first quarter of 2012, and an increase of C$11m compared with the fourth quarter of 2012. Profit before income tax in 2012 benefitted from a gain on the sale of the full service retail brokerage business partially offset by related restructuring charges. Excluding these items, profit before income tax expense decreased by C$4m compared with the same quarter last year and increased by C$15m compared with the prior quarter. The remaining decrease in profit before income tax expense compared with the same quarter last year is due to reduced net interest income driven by narrowing net interest spread and a decline in average loan balances partially offset by reduced operating expenses as a result of strict cost control and continued delivery of our organizational cost effectiveness programmes, which resulted in sustainable cost savings. The remaining increase in profit before income tax expense compared with the prior quarter is due to higher net interest income as a result of lower wholesale funding driven by strong growth in customer deposits, partially offset by a decline in average loan balances, and reduced operating expenses as a result of strict cost control and continued delivery of our organizational cost effectiveness programmes, which resulted in sustainable cost savings.

Consumer Finance

Profit before income tax expense was C$35m for the first quarter of 2013, an increase of C$52m compared with the first quarter of 2012, and an increase of C$5m compared with the fourth quarter of 2012. In the first quarter of 2012, C$34m in restructuring costs were incurred following the decision in March 2012 to wind-down the consumer finance business in Canada. Excluding the restructuring costs, profit before income tax expense increased by C$18m compared with the same quarter last year and C$5m compared with the prior quarter mainly due to lower operating expenses and loan impairment charges, partially offset by lower net interest income as a result of declining average loan balances.

Other

Activities or transactions which do not relate directly to the above business segments are reported in Other. The main items reported under Other include gains and losses from the impact of changes in credit spreads on our own subordinated debentures designated at fair value and revenue and expense related to information technology services provided to HSBC Group companies on an arm's length basis. Profit before income tax expense for the first quarter of 2013 was a loss of C$6m, compared with losses of C$28m and C$4m respectively for the first quarter of 2012 and the fourth quarter of 2012. The variances from comparative periods are primarily due to the impact of the items noted above.

Dividends

During the first quarter of 2013, the bank declared and paid C$90m in dividends on HSBC Bank Canada common shares, an increase of C$7m from the same period in 2012.

Regular quarterly dividends of 31.875 cents per share have been declared on HSBC Bank Canada Class 1 Preferred Shares - Series C, 31.25 cents per share on Class 1 Preferred Shares - Series D, 41.25 cents per share on Class 1 Preferred Shares - Series E and 7.75 cents per share on Class 2 Preferred Shares - Series B. Dividends will be paid on 30 June 2013, for shareholders of record on 14 June 2013.

Use of non-IFRS financial measures

HSBC Bank Canada uses certain non-IFRS financial measures to assess its performance. Non-IFRS financial measures are not defined by IFRS and do not have standardized meanings that would ensure consistency and comparability between companies using these measures. The following non-IFRS financial measures are used throughout this document and are defined below:

Return on average common equity - Profit attributable to common shareholders on an annualized basis divided by average common equity, which is calculated using month-end balances of common equity for the period.

Post-tax return on average assets - Profit attributable to common shareholders on an annualized basis divided by average assets, which is calculated using average daily balances for the period.

Post-tax return on average risk weighted assets - Profit attributable to common shareholders on an annualized basis divided by the average monthly balances of risk weighted assets for the period. Risk weighted assets are calculated using guidelines issued by OSFI in accordance with the Basel III capital adequacy framework (2012: Risk weighted assets are calculated using the guidelines issued by OSFI in accordance with the Basel II capital adequacy framework).

Cost efficiency ratio - Calculated as total operating expenses for the period divided by net operating income before loan impairment charges and other credit risk provisions for the period.

Adjusted cost efficiency ratio - Cost efficiency ratio adjusted to exclude gains and losses from financial instruments designated at fair value from net operating income before loan impairment charges.

Net interest income, net fee income and net trading income as a percentage of total operating income - Net interest income, net fee income and net trading income for the period divided by net operating income before loan impairment charges and other credit risk provisions for the period.

Ratio of customer advances to customer accounts - Loans and advances to customers divided by customer accounts, using period-end balances.

Average total shareholders' equity to average total assets - Average shareholders' equity is calculated using month-end balances of total shareholders' equity for the period and average total assets are calculated using average daily balances for the period.

Assets under administration - These are assets administered by the bank on behalf of our customers. The bank does not recognise these assets on its consolidated statement of financial position because our customers are the beneficial owners.

Liquid assets - These assets include high grade financial investments and reverse repurchase agreements of which a certain amount is pledged as collateral to secure recognized liabilities and contingent obligations within payment and depository clearing systems.

Caution concerning forward-looking statements

This document contains forward-looking information, including statements regarding the business and anticipated actions of HSBC Bank Canada. These statements can be identified by the fact that they do not pertain strictly to historical or current facts. Forward-looking statements often include words such as 'anticipates', 'estimates', 'expects', 'projects', 'intends', 'plans', 'believes', and words and terms of similar substance in connection with discussions of future operating or financial performance. By their very nature, these statements require us to make a number of assumptions and are subject to a number of inherent risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. We caution you to not place undue reliance on these statements as a number of risk factors could cause our actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements. These risk factors - many of which are beyond our control and the effects of which are difficult to predict - that could cause such differences include: capital management, credit, liquidity and funding, market, structural, and operational risks all of which are discussed in the Risk Management section in the Management's Discussion and Analysis of our Annual Report and Accounts 2012. Additional risk factors include: the impact of changes in laws and regulations including relating to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the regulations issued and to be issued thereunder, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision's global standards for capital and liquidity reform, over-the-counter derivatives reform in Canada; technological changes and security; global capital market activity; the effects of changes in government monetary and economic policies; changes in prevailing interest rates; inflation levels; and the general business and economic market conditions in Canada and in geographic areas where we operate. Canada is an extremely competitive banking environment, and pressures on our net interest spread may arise from actions taken by individual banks or other financial institutions acting alone. Varying economic conditions may also affect equity and foreign exchange markets, which could also have an impact on our revenues. We caution you that the risk factors disclosed above are not exhaustive, and there could be other uncertainties and potential risk factors not considered here which may adversely affect our results and financial condition. Any forward-looking statements in this document speak only as of the date of this document. We do not undertake any obligation to, and expressly disclaim any obligation to, update or alter our forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, subsequent events or otherwise, except as required under applicable securities legislation.

About HSBC Bank Canada

HSBC Bank Canada, a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc, is the leading international bank in Canada. With around 6,600 offices in over 80 countries and territories and assets of US$2,681bn at 31 March 2013, the HSBC Group is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organizations.

Copies of HSBC Bank Canada's first quarter 2013 report will be sent to shareholders in May 2013.

 HSBC Bank Canada  Summary
   
  Quarter ended
  31 March
2013
  31 March
2012
  31 December
2012
For the period (C$m)          
Profit before income tax expense 269   290   218
Net operating income before loan impairment charges and other credit risk provisions 584   681   526
Profit attributable to common shareholders 171   201   137
           
At period-end (C$m)          
Shareholders' equity 5,218   4,958   5,146
Loans and advances to customers (net of impairment allowances) 46,003   45,395   45,572
Customer accounts 48,184   47,037   48,304
           
Capital measures (1)          
Common equity tier 1 capital ratio (%) 11.1   -   -
Tier 1 ratio (%) 13.9   13.2   13.8
Total capital ratio (%) 15.9   15.6   16.0
Assets-to-capital multiple 14.1   13.2   13.1
Risk-weighted assets (C$m) 36,171   36,460   36,668
           
Performance ratios (%) (2)          
Return on average common equity 16.3   19.8   12.9
Post-tax return on average total assets 0.82   0.99   0.66
Post-tax return on average risk-weighted assets (1) 1.9   2.2   1.5
           
Credit coverage ratio (%)          
Loan impairment charges as a percentage of total operating income 9.6   7.0   6.3
Loan impairment charges as a percentage of average gross customer advances and
         
     acceptances 0.4   0.4   0.3
Total impairment allowances outstanding as a percentage of impaired loans and
         
     acceptances at the period end 50.1   64.0   58.6
           
Efficiency and revenue mix ratios (%) (2)          
Cost efficiency ratio 45.0   50.5   52.9
Adjusted cost efficiency ratio 44.8   49.5   52.6
As a percentage of total operating income:          
     - net interest income 57.5   58.4   66.2
     - net fee income 25.0   21.0   29.3
     - net trading income 9.8   5.9   8.6
           
Financial ratios (%) (2)          
Ratio of customer advances to customer accounts 95.5   96.5   94.3
Average total shareholders' equity to average total assets 6.2   6.2   6.2
               
Total assets under administration (C$m) (2)          
Funds under management 19,290   17,294   18,327
Custodial accounts 1,121   961   1,133
Total assets under administration 20,411   18,255   19,460

1     Effective 1 January 2013, regulatory information is determined in accordance with the Basel III capital adequacy framework. Comparative regulatory information for 2012 periods, were not restated and are determined in accordance with the Basel II capital adequacy framework.
2      Refer to the 'Use of non-IFRS financial measures' section of this document for a discussion of non-IFRS financial measures.



HSBC Bank Canada Consolidated Income Statement (Unaudited)
   
Figures in C$m Quarter ended
(except per share amounts) 31 March
2013
  31 March
2012
  31 December
2012
           
Interest income 517   586   534
Interest expense (181)   (188)   (186)
Net interest income 336   398   348
           
Fee income 166   168   178
Fee expense (20)   (25)   (24)
Net fee income 146   143   154
           
Trading income excluding net interest income 47   32   34
Net interest income on trading activities 10   8   11
Net trading income 57   40   45
           
Net expense from financial instruments designated at fair value (3)   (14)   (3)
Gains less losses from financial investments 35   17   4
Other operating income/(expense) 13   13   (26)
Gain on the sale of the full service retail brokerage business -   84   4
Net operating income before loan impairment charges and
         
     other credit risk provisions   584   681   526
Loan impairment charges and other credit risk provisions (56)   (48)   (33)
Net operating income 528   633   493
Employee compensation and benefits (156)   (191)   (153)
General and administrative expenses (95)   (105)   (109)
Depreciation of property, plant and equipment (9)   (9)   (8)
Amortization and impairment of intangible assets (3)   (3)   (8)
Restructuring charges -   (36)   -
Total operating expenses (263)   (344)   (278)
Operating profit 265   289   215
Share of profit in associates 4   1   3
Profit before income tax expense 269   290   218
Income tax expense (80)   (71)   (64)
Profit for the period 189   219   154
           
Profit attributable to common shareholders 171   201   137
Profit attributable to preferred shareholders 15   15   15
Profit attributable to shareholders 186   216   152
Profit attributable to non-controlling interests 3   3   2
           
Average number of common shares outstanding (000's) 498,668   498,668   498,668
Basic earnings per common share 0.34   0.40   0.27

Effective 1 January 2013, HSBC Bank Canada adopted the revised IAS 19 Employee benefits on a retrospective basis and comparative information has been restated accordingly. More information relating to the restatement will be made available in our first quarter 2013 report.








HSBC Bank Canada Consolidated Statement of Financial Position (Unaudited)
 
Figures in C$m At 31 March
2013
  At 31 March
2012
  At 31 December
2012
           
ASSETS          
           
Cash and balances at central bank 62   141   56
Items in the course of collection from other banks 135   127   90
Trading assets 6.975   5,751   5,272
Derivatives 1,918   1,963   1,810
Loans and advances to banks 2,742   1,546   1,480
Loans and advances to customers 46,003   45,395   45,572
Financial investments 19,972   20,350   20,410
Other assets 1,049   661   911
Prepayments and accrued income 227   237   165
Customers' liability under acceptances 5,092   4,356   4,737
Property, plant and equipment 138   120   140
Goodwill and intangibles assets 71   75   71
Total assets 84,384   80,722   80,714
           
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY          
           
Liabilities          
Deposits by banks 2,230   1,439   2,173
Customer accounts 48,184   47,037   48,304
Items in the course of transmission to other banks 69   396   71
Trading liabilities 4,027   3,061   2,672
Financial liabilities designated at fair value 438   1,002   436
Derivatives 1,438   1,511   1,415
Debt securities in issue 13,720   14,006   11,980
Other liabilities 2,588   1,558   2,389
Acceptances 5,092   4,356   4,737
Accruals and deferred income 516   540   528
Retirement benefit liabilities 308   304   309
Subordinated liabilities 326   324   324
Total liabilities 78,936   75,534   75,338
           
Equity          
Common shares 1,225   1,225   1,225
Preferred shares 946   946   946
Other reserves 276   317   281
Retained earnings 2,771   2,470   2,694
Total shareholders' equity 5,218   4,958   5,146
Non-controlling interests 230   230   230
Total equity 5,448   5,188   5,376
Total equity and liabilities 84,384   80,722   80,714

Effective 1 January 2013, HSBC Bank Canada adopted the revised IAS 19 Employee benefits on a retrospective basis and comparative information has been restated accordingly. More information relating to the restatement will be made available in our first quarter 2013 report.





HSBC Bank Canada Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
 
Figures in C$m Quarter ended
  31 March
2013
  31 March
2012
  31 December
2012
Cash flows generated from/(used in):          
     - operating activities 887   (1,541)   (1,088)
     - investing activities 426   (1,330)   1,113
     - financing activities (108)   (101)   (99)
Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 1,205   (2,972)   (74)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 1,753   4,877   1,827
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period 2,958   1,905   1,753
           
           
Represented by:          
     - Cash and balances at central bank 62   141   56
     - Items in the course of collection from other banks, net 66   (269)   19
     - Loans and advances to banks of one month or less 2,742   1,546   1,480
     - Treasury bills and certificates of deposits of three months or less 88   487   198
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period 2,958   1,905   1,753

Effective 1 January 2013, HSBC Bank Canada adopted the revised IAS 19 Employee benefits on a retrospective basis and comparative information has been restated accordingly. More information relating to the restatement will be made available in our first quarter 2013 report.




HSBC Bank Canada Global Business Segmentation (Unaudited)
           
We manage and report our operations according to our global businesses.          
Figures in C$m Quarter ended
  31 March
2013
  31 March
2012
  31 December
2012
           
Commercial Banking          
Net interest income 161   180   177
Net fee income 75   71   77
Net trading income 8   8   6
Other operating income/(expense) 2   5   (40)
Net operating income before loan impairment charges and other credit risk provisions 246   264   220
Loan impairment charges and other credit risk provisions (39)   (11)   (6)
Net operating income 207   253   214
Total operating expenses (88)   (97)   (97)
Operating profit 119   156   117
Share of profit in associates 4   1   3
Profit before income tax expense 123   157   120
           
Global Banking and Markets          
Net interest income 42   46   40
Net fee income 18   19   24
Net trading income 37   22   28
Gains less losses from financial investments 33   17   3
Other operating income/(expense) -   (1)   1
Gain on the sale of the full service retail brokerage business -   8   -
Net operating income before loan impairment charges and other credit risk provisions 130   111   96
Loan impairment charges and other credit risk provisions 2   -   -
Net operating income 132   111   96
Total operating expenses (29)   (25)   (27)
Profit before income tax expense 103   86   69
           
Retail Banking and Wealth Management          
Net interest income 89   105   82
Net fee income 43   42   44
Net trading income 4   3   3
Other operating income 3   2   4
Gain on the sale of the full service retail brokerage business -   76   4
Net operating income before loan impairment charges and other credit risk provisions 139   228   137
Loan impairment charges and other credit risk provisions (7)   (6)   (8)
Net operating income 132   222   129
Total operating expenses (excluding restructuring charges) (118)   (128)   (126)
Restructuring charges -   (2)   -
Profit before income tax expense 14   92   3
           
Consumer Finance          
Net interest income 52   73   57
Net fee income 10   11   9
Gains less losses from financial investments 2   -   1
Other operating income 1   2   1
Net operating income before loan impairment charges and other credit risk provisions 65   86   68
Loan impairment charges and other credit risk provisions (12)   (31)   (19)
Net operating income 53   55   49
Total operating expenses (excluding restructuring charges) (18)   (38)   (19)
Restructuring charges -   (34)   -
Profit/(loss) before income tax expense 35   (17)   30
           
Other          
Net interest expense (8)   (6)   (8)
Net trading income 8   7   8
Net loss from financial instruments designated at fair value (3)   (14)   (3)
Other operating income 7   5   8
Net operating income/(expense) 4   (8)   5
Total operating expenses (10)   (20)   (9)
Loss before income tax expense (6)   (28)   (4)

Effective 1 January 2013, HSBC Bank Canada adopted the revised IAS 19 Employee benefits on a retrospective basis and comparative information has been restated accordingly. More information relating to the restatement will be made available in our first quarter 2013 report.

 

  

SOURCE: HSBC Bank Canada

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