New Study on GCC Bank Performance

  • 9th, September, 2015
New Study on GCC Bank Performance

Darien Analytics has published its annual ranking of GCC commercial banks. The rankings cover 74 commercial banks based in the GCC and are based on six key financial performance ratios. As in previous years, the larger Gulf banks do not necessarily appear among the best performers, although al-Rajhi ranks fifth, Saudi British bank 10th and Samba 12th.

The ranking assesses the bank's performance according to six ratios:

Equity % Assets

Operating Profits % Loans and Investments

Return on Average Assets

Return on Average Equity

Operating Costs % Operating Income

Equity and Customers' Deposits % Assets

Sharjah's Investbank toped the list, with National Bank of Ras al-Khaimeh taking second place. Qatar's Masraf al-Rayan was third.

The Darien Analytics Ranking includes a commentary on the performance of the banks and of the six banking systems in the GCC; a summary financial statements of the 74 banks surveyed;  and also a short comparison of the financial performance of Islamic banks and conventional banks.

The report is attached below.



Darien Gulf Ratings Report 2015 Final