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FIRST CAPITAL POSTS PAT OF LKR 136MN FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2021/22

Colombo 16th August 2021:  First Capital Holdings PLC (the Group), a member of the Janashakthi Group recorded a Profit after Tax of LKR 136Mn for the first quarter of 2021 (1st Quarter of 2021/22) compared to LKR 1.46Bn in the corresponding period of the previous year. The results are attributed to lower contribution of trading income of the Group’s Primary Dealer division, whereas the substantial easing of monetary policy measures was experienced during the corresponding period of the previous year.

The Group’s Primary Dealer arm reported a Profit after Tax of LKR 54Mn for the quarter ended 30th June 2021 (1st Quarter of 20/21– LKR 1.36Bn). The results include net interest income of LKR 129Mn and a trading loss on sale of government securities amounting to LKR 24Mn (1st Quarter of 20/21– Net interest income of LKR 163Mn and a trading gain of LKR 1.62Bn).

The Corporate Finance division recorded a Profit after Tax of LKR 35Mn for the quarter ended 30th June 2021 (1st Quarter of 20/21 – LKR 188Mn). The results include fee income on structuring and placement of corporate debt securities of LKR 16Mn and trading gain on sale of corporate debt/equity securities of LKR 36Mn.

The Wealth Management division showed a growth in its fee-based income and reported a Profit after Tax of LKR 22Mn for the quarter ended 30th June 2021 (1st Quarter of 20/21– LKR 15Mn). The assets under management of the division stood at Rs. 45.6Bn as of 30th June 2021 (1st Quarter of 20/21– Rs. 27.9Bn).

Furthermore, the Group’s Stock Brokering division showed a strong performance recording a Profit after Tax of LKR 24Mn for the quarter ended 30th June 2021 (1st Quarter of 20/21– LKR 5Mn).

Rated [SL]A with a Stable outlook by ICRA Lanka Ltd, First Capital maintains its strong financial position with a total capital base of LKR 5Bn as of 30th June 2021.

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About First Capital

First Capital is a member of the Janashakthi Group focused on delivering ‘Performance First’ through its operations as primary dealer, corporate finance advisory, wealth management and stock brokering.

With over three decades of expertise in providing capital market solutions, First Capital Holdings PLC is the only listed full-service investment institution in Sri Lanka. First Capital Holdings PLC is rated [SL]A with Stable outlook by ICRA Lanka Ltd.

The Board of Directors of First Capital Holdings PLC comprises of Nishan Fernando (Chairman), Dinesh Schaffter (Managing Director), Dilshan Wirasekara (Director / Chief Executive Officer), Prakash Schaffter, Ramesh Schaffter, Eardley Perera, Minette Perera, Chandana de Silva and Nishan de Mel.