BRI records net profit of Rp25.2 trillion

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia Tbk. made a net profit of Rp25.2 trillion in 2015, representing a 4.5 percent growth from Rp24.2 trillion it made in the previous year.

"The growth is driven by an increase in the interest income that reached Rp82.2 trillion, reflecting a growth of 13.5 percent from the previous year," the state-owned lenders president director, Asmawi Syam, said here on Wednesday.

The banks non-interest income reached Rp14.2 trillion, up 21.4 percent from the previous years figure, taking the total income of the lender to Rp96.4 trillion, 14.6 percent above the previous figure.

Outstanding loans distributed by Bank BRI till 2015-end reached Rp558.4 trillion, reflecting a growth of 13.9 percent year-on-year compared to the same period of the previous year. These loans were given across all business sectors.

Credits to the micro-sector, which is the core business area of the bank, grew by 16.8 percent year-on-year to reach Rp178.9 trillion with the number of customers increasing to 7.8 million from 7.3 million, year-on-year.

"Credit growth in the micro-sector was driven by the re-launch of a smallholder credit program (KUR) by the government in the middle of August 2015," he said.

Since its launch on August 18 2015, Bank BRI has extended Rp16.2 trillion in credits to more than 920,000 businessmen across the country through the KUR program.

Credits to non-state-owned companies in the corporate segment grew 31.5 percent year-on-year to Rp75.1 trillion while credit to the consumer segment grew 9.8 percent to Rp88.5 trillion.

Credits to state-owned companies were up 9.6 percent to Rp81.2 trillion and to small commercial and medium businesses rose 7.5 percent to Rp134.7 trillion.(*)