January 31, 2023

The Development Bank of the Philippines joined the elite ranks of trillion-peso banks in the country, as the bank’s total assets reached P1.04-trillion at end-2020, showing a whopping 37 percent increase from the P761.24-billion recorded in 2019, a top official said.
DBP President and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel G. Herbosa said the increase in total assets was buoyed largely by the hefty increases in deposits which grew 47.6 percent to P817.9B from P554.18B in 2019, and the double-digit hike in investments which recorded a 26 percent increase to P260.1B from P206.57B from the previous year.
DBP is the sixth largest bank in the country in terms of assets and has been designated as the country’s infrastructure bank by the national government. It has a branch network of 129 full-service branch offices including 11 branch lite units situated mostly in underserved and far-flung areas of the country.
Herbosa said total loans to borrowers as of Dec. 31, 2020 reached P423.32B, up 19 percent from the P356.75B outstanding principal balance (OPB) as of December 2019, with majority of the credit assistance channeled to critical sectors and industries that were severely affected by the current economic downturn.
He said the bulk of the loan OPB as of December 2020 went to infrastructure and logistics which accounted for nearly 53.4 percent or P225.9B; followed by loans to social services and community development, P78.9B; environmental projects, P44.8B; and micro, small and medium enterprises, P32.8B.
DBP Executive Vice President for Corporate Services and Concurrent Head of Operations Marietta M. Fondevilla said DBP’s net income for yearend 2020 decreased by 30.4 percent to P3.9B from P5.60B in 2019 due to higher loan loss provisioning and increase in operating expenses.
She said DBP’s gross margin from January to December 2020 grew by five percent to P20.91B from the P19.9B earned for the same period in 2019. – Press release

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