Bahrain's Al Salam Bank rallies as profits skyrocket
- Bahrain: Thursday, January 31 - 2013 at 16:11
The Manama-based Bahrain All-Share Index closed flat at 1,085.14 Thursday. Year-to-date, the gauge added 1.83%. Shares of Islamic financial institution Al-Salam Bank Bahrain jumped 2.44% to hit BD0.084. Earlier in the day, Al Salam reported that its net profit in 2012 surged 20-fold year-on-year, amounting to BD10.38m. Earnings per share reached BD6.9 over BD0.2 in 2011. The published income statement revealed that total operating income nearly doubled to BD23m, fueled by gains on sale of investment and sukuk. Al Salam Bank Bahrain, whose shares are also listed on the Dubai Financial Market, advanced 127% in the last 12 months.
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