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瑞银第一季度调整后税前利润 14亿瑞郎

苏黎世/巴塞尔 Price Sensitive Information Media Releases APAC Media Releases Simplified Chinese Quarterly Results

  

UBS Group AG 股东应占净利润7.07亿瑞郎;摊薄后每股盈利0.18瑞郎

全面采纳的 CET1资本充足率为14.0%;全面采纳瑞士SRB杠杆率为5.4%

瑞银“肿瘤学影响力基金”募资总额创下纪录,高达4.71亿美元,以此发展癌症治疗

苏黎世/巴塞尔,2016年5月3日 – 2016年第一季度,经济和地缘政治不确定性上升,加之全球市场波动,导致客户避险情绪更为显著。对于行业而言,这种状况造成第一季度的交易量异常低迷,与2015年第一季度异常出色的业绩相比,瑞银业绩存在同样情况。尽管面临上述艰难环境,集团仍实现调整后1 税前利润13.66亿瑞郎,所有业务部门和地区均作出正面贡献。UBS Group AG股东应占净利润为7.07亿瑞郎;摊薄后每股盈利0.18瑞郎。集团的年化调整后1 有形股权资产回报为8.5%。瑞银整体财富管理业务吸引强劲的净新资金流入,总额达290亿瑞郎,为2008年以来的最高值。在实现上述资金净流入的同时,瑞银亦专注于实现其可持续的收益。个人与企业银行业务的个人银行服务净新业务量增长十分强劲,增幅将近5.0%,所吸引的净新境内客户人数亦创下历史上第一季度的新高。

瑞银保持强健的资本状况,全面采纳的 CET1资本充足率达到14.0%,全面采纳的瑞士SRB杠杆率达到5.4%。今年3月,瑞银成功发行14亿瑞郎的AT1应急资本,为2016年全行业首例;以及发行13亿瑞郎的TLAC债券。瑞银仍具备充足实力,以满足对瑞士具有系统重要性银行提出的新要求。

截至2016年3月,集团相较2013年全年节省的成本总额为12亿瑞郎,并正在稳步实现2017年末前减少净成本21亿瑞郎的目标。此外,在目前挑战的营收环境下,瑞银继续采取负责任的措施以节省整个公司范围的成本支出。  

正如此前宣布,瑞银董事会建议2015年向股东派息普通股每股0.60瑞郎,以及特别股息每股0.25瑞郎。瑞银年度股东大会将于5月10日举行。


“尽管市场环境充满挑战,我们仍实现稳健业绩,这反映出我们的纪律性和专注度,也表明我们的多元化业务模式取得成效。鉴于客户活动水平极其低迷,我们继续有效管理自身资源,同时不断节省成本。”Sergio P. Ermotti,集团首席执行官


本新闻稿所提供的内容除特别指出均为UBS Group AG 的合并财务信息。UBS AG(合并)与UBS Group AG 的财务信息未存在本质上区别,UBS Group AG(合并) 和UBS AG(合并)之间的比较将在本新闻稿末尾处提供。UBS AG 2016年第一季度报告将于2016 年5 月6日公布于网站 www.ubs.com/investors 的“季度报告”部分。

第一季度:业务部门和企业中心业绩概述

财富管理业务实现调整后1 税前利润6.36亿瑞郎,比上个季度增加1.31亿瑞郎,尽管录得最低的第一季度交易量。这反映出诉讼、监管及类似事项净拨备费用的减少。在所有地区、尤其是亚太地区和超高净值人士市场净资金流入的推动下,财富管理业务吸引了极为强劲的净新资金155亿瑞郎,同时保持可持续的收益。调整后1 的投资资产净收益率上升5个基点,达到27个基点。委托投资的渗透率上升60个基点,达到投资资产的27.0%。瑞银开设上海分行,旨在实现在中国国内财富管理市场获得进一步发展的雄心。

美洲财富管理业务录得调整后1 税前利润2.45亿美元,而上个季度为6,300万美元,反映出诉讼、监管及类似事项净拨备费用的减少。净新资金流入强劲,达到136亿美元,反映出净资金流入主要来自新聘顾问及在瑞银任职1年以上的金融顾问。美洲财富管理业务金融顾问的产出仍然位居同行首位,顾问人均投资资产高达1.47亿美元,而人均收入为1.1亿美元。

个人与企业银行业务录得调整后1 税前利润4.22亿瑞郎,而上个季度为3.96亿瑞郎,尽管来自负利率和经济活动放缓的挑战依然存在。个人银行业务的年化净新业务增长率从0.6%上升至4.9%,取得2012年第一季度以来的最高增速。个人与企业银行业务继续吸引新的境内客户,净新境内客户人数创第一季度最高纪录。

资产管理业务实现调整后1 税前利润1.1亿瑞郎,而上个季度为1.53亿瑞郎,部分原因是股票、多资产和O'Connor公司的业绩报酬的减少。不包括货币市场的资金流量,净新资金流出为59亿瑞郎,其中包括一名客户72亿瑞郎的定价相关流出,以及客户流动性需求驱动的38亿瑞郎流出,两者均从低收益的被动型产品流出。

投资银行业务录得调整后1 税前利润3.7亿瑞郎,而上个季度为2.23亿瑞郎,保持审慎的风险、成本和资源管理。本季度的年化调整后1专属股本回报率为19%,其中投资客户服务部门表现稳健,而企业客户解决方案部门收入下降,部分反映出全球佣金收入规模的缩小。投资银行业务全面采纳的风险加权资产(RWA)稳定在630亿瑞郎,而全面采纳的SRB杠杆率分母(LRD)季度末减少60亿瑞郎,降至2,620亿瑞郎。

企业中心 – 服务录得调整后1 税前亏损2.11亿瑞郎,而上个季度税前亏损为3.26亿瑞郎。集团资产负债管理录得调整后1税前亏损2,500万瑞郎,而上个季度税前亏损为5,100万瑞郎。非核心和遗留资产组合税前亏损为1.83亿瑞郎,而上个季度税前亏损为3,29亿瑞郎。

1 参阅本新闻稿末尾处“调整后业绩”段落。

 

奖项和成就

在最新公布的《亚洲私人银行家》财富管理排行榜中,瑞银连续第四年位列榜首。在《亚洲货币》杂志颁发的奖项中,投资银行业务在固定收益、对冲基金服务、主经纪和经纪业务调查中获得200多项荣誉。

瑞银在《欧洲货币》杂志的“私人银行调查”中独领风骚,其在全球的服务在主要奖项类别——全球“最佳私人银行—总体服务”中拔得头筹。同时,瑞银还在其他许多类别中获选最佳银行,包括新推出的“创新技术”和“社会责任投资/社会影响力投资”类别的第一名。

瑞银在《全球金融》的第17届年度“世界最佳投资银行”调查中荣获“世界最佳投资银行机构”荣誉。除了获取全面最佳银行称号,投资银行业务还在全球、地区及针对具体行业的9个类别中排名第一,包括连续第二年荣获西欧“最佳股权银行”称号。

社会影响力投资

瑞银继续努力争取在可持续银行业中的领导地位,发展创新性金融解决方案解决社会问题。瑞银对社会影响力投资的持续承诺体现在若干开创性的行动中,其中最引人注目的是4.71亿美元的“瑞银肿瘤学影响力基金”(OIF)已完成筹资, 这是有史以来专门投资于单个特定领域的影响力基金所募得的最大资金额。OIF提供投资于新一代突破性癌症疗法的机会。瑞银此前曾启动的其他影响力投资项目包括帮助印度女孩就学的首只“发展影响力债券”(DIB)。

展望

负面的市场表现、大幅的市场波动以及相关宏观经济和地缘政治的不确定性导致第一季度客户避险情绪更加显著以及异常低迷的交易量。部分上述因素已于近期趋于平稳,但此前强调的相关宏观经济挑战和地缘政治风险依然存在,在可预见的未来难以得到解决。低利率以及瑞郎相对走强,特别是对欧元,继续带来不利影响。此外,瑞士和国际银行监管框架的变更提议将带来更高的资本要求和成本。瑞银将继续严格执行自身策略,以缓解上述影响;也具备有利条件,可获益于当前即便小幅改善的市场条件。

Performance by business division and Corporate Center unit – as reported

CHF million

Total operating income

Total operating expenses

Operating profit / (loss) before tax

For the quarter ended

31.3.16

31.12.15

%change

31.3.16

31.12.15

%change

31.3.16

31.12.15

%change

Wealth Management

1,885

1,869

1

1,327

1,526

(13)

557

344

62

Wealth Management Americas

1,889

1,885

0

1,678

1,871

(10)

211

14

 

Personal & Corporate Banking

963

915

5

564

560

1

399

355

12

Asset Management

468

568

(18)

378

397

(5)

90

171

(47)

Investment Bank

1,879

1,721

9

1,625

1,641

(1)

253

80

216

Corporate Center

(252)

(183)

38

282

546

(48)

(534)

(729)

(27)

of which: Services

(55)

(54)

2

148

291

(49)

(203)

(345)

(41)

of which: Group ALM

(150)

(59)

154

(2)

(3)

(33)

(148)

(56)

164

of which: Non-core and Legacy
Portfolio 

(47)

(71)

(34)

135

258

(48)

(183)

(329)

(44)

UBS

6,833

6,775

1

5,855

6,541

(10)

978

234

318

Performance by business division and Corporate Center unit – reported and adjusted¹,²

 

For the quarter ended 31.3.16

CHF million

Wealth Manage- ment

Wealth Manage- ment Americas

Personal & Corporate Banking

Asset  Manage- ment

Investment Bank

CC – Services³

CC – Group ALM

CC – Non- core and Legacy Portfolio

UBS

Operating income as reported

1,885

1,889

963

468

1,879

(55)

(150)

(47)

6,833

of which: net foreign currency translation losses⁴

 

 

 

 

 

 

(123)

 

(123)

Operating income (adjusted)

1,885

1,889

963

468

1,879

(55)

(27)

(47)

6,956

Operating expenses as reported

1,327

1,678

564

378

1,625

148

(2)

135

5,855

of which: personnel-related restructuring expenses⁵

2

0

0

1

17

107

0

1

128

of which: non-personnel-related restructuring expenses⁵

14

0

0

2

2

118

0

0

137

of which: restructuring expenses allocated from CC ­ Services⁵

62

33

23

17

97

(233)

0

1

0

Operating expenses (adjusted)

1,248

1,645

541

358

1,508

156

(2)

133

5,590

of which: expenses for provisions for litigation, regulatory and similar matters

0

18

(1)

0

(1)

0

0

23

39

Operating profit / (loss) before tax as reported

557

211

399

90

253

(203)

(148)

(183)

978

Operating profit / (loss) before tax (adjusted)

636

244

422

110

370

(211)

(25)

(181)

1,366

UBS Group AG key figures

 

As of or for the quarter ended

CHF million, except where indicated

31.3.16

31.12.15

31.3.15

Group results

Operating income

6,833

6,775

8,841

Operating expenses

5,855

6,541

6,134

Operating profit / (loss) before tax

978

234

2,708

Net profit / (loss) attributable to UBS Group AG shareholders

707

949

1,977

Diluted earnings per share (CHF)¹

0.18

0.25

0.53

 

Key performance indicators²

 

 

 

Profitability

 

 

 

Return on tangible equity (%)

6.0

8.1

17.8

Return on assets, gross (%)

2.9

2.8

3.4

Cost / income ratio (%)

85.7

95.7

69.2

Growth

Net profit growth (%)

(25.5)

(54.1)

130.4

Net new money growth for combined wealth management businesses (%)

5.9

2.9

3.8

Resources

Common equity tier 1 capital ratio (fully applied, %)³

14.0

14.5

13.7

Leverage ratio (phase-in, %)⁴

6.0

6.2

5.6

 

Additional information

Profitability

Return on equity (RoE) (%)

5.1

6.9

15.4

Return on risk-weighted assets, gross (%)⁵

13.0

12.9

16.4

Resources

Total assets

966,873

942,819

1,048,850

Equity attributable to UBS Group AG shareholders

54,845

55,313

52,359

Common equity tier 1 capital (fully applied)³

29,853

30,044

29,566

Common equity tier 1 capital (phase-in)³

36,580

40,378

40,779

Risk-weighted assets (fully applied)³

213,558

207,530

216,385

Common equity tier 1 capital ratio (phase-in, %)³

16.9

19.0

18.6

Total capital ratio (fully applied, %)³

22.7

22.9

20.6

Total capital ratio (phase-in, %)³

25.7

26.8

25.9

Leverage ratio (fully applied, %)⁴

5.4

5.3

4.6

Leverage ratio denominator (fully applied)⁴

905,801

897,607

976,934

Liquidity coverage ratio (%)⁶

134

124

116

Other

Invested assets (CHF billion)⁷

2,618

2,689

2,708

Personnel (full-time equivalents)

60,547

60,099

60,113

Market capitalization⁸

59,638

75,147

68,508

Total book value per share (CHF)⁸

14.74

14.75

14.33

Tangible book value per share (CHF)⁸

13.04

13.00

12.59

Income statement

 

For the quarter ended

% change from

CHF million

31.3.16

31.12.15

31.3.15

4Q15

1Q15

Net interest income

1,712

1,759

1,637

(3)

5

Credit loss (expense) / recovery

(3)

(59)

(16)

(95)

(81)

Net interest income after credit loss expense

1,709

1,700

1,621

1

5

Net fee and commission income

4,093

4,218

4,401

(3)

(7)

Net trading income

1,013

898

2,135

13

(53)

of which: net trading income excluding own credit

1,013

863

1,908

17

(47)

of which: own credit on financial liabilities designated at fair value

 

35

226

 

 

Other income

17

(41)

685

 

(98)

Total operating income

6,833

6,775

8,841

1

(23)

of which: net interest and trading income

2,725

2,657

3,772

3

(28)

Personnel expenses

3,924

3,843

4,172

2

(6)

General and administrative expenses

1,664

2,413

1,713

(31)

(3)

Depreciation and impairment of property, equipment and software

243

260

221

(7)

10

Amortization and impairment of intangible assets

23

24

28

(4)

(18)

Total operating expenses

5,855

6,541

6,134

(10)

(5)

Operating profit / (loss) before tax

978

234

2,708

318

(64)

Tax expense / (benefit)

270

(715)

670

 

(60)

Net profit / (loss)

708

950

2,038

(25)

(65)

Net profit / (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests

0

1

61

(100)

(100)

Net profit / (loss) attributable to UBS Group AG shareholders

707

949

1,977

(26)

(64)

 

Comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income

349

1,164

1,726

(70)

(80)

Total comprehensive income attributable to non-controlling interests

(50)

38

(81)

 

(38)

Total comprehensive income attributable to UBS Group AG shareholders

399

1,126

1,808

(65)

(78)

Comparison UBS Group AG (consolidated) versus UBS AG (consolidated)

 

As of or for the quarter ended 31.3.16

As of or for the quarter ended 31.12.15

CHF million, except where indicated

UBS Group AG (consolidated)

UBS AG
(consolidated)

Difference (absolute)

Difference
(%)

UBS Group AG (consolidated)

UBS AG
(consolidated)

Difference (absolute)

Difference
(%)

Income statement

Operating income

6,833

6,855

(22)

0

6,775

6,771

4

0

Operating expenses

5,855

5,876

(21)

0

6,541

6,543

(2)

0

Operating profit / (loss) before tax

978

979

(1)

0

234

228

6

3

of which: Wealth Management

557

552

5

1

344

342

2

1

of which: Wealth Management Americas

211

204

7

3

14

8

6

75

of which: Personal & Corporate Banking

399

399

0

0

355

356

(1)

0

of which: Asset Management

90

90

0

0

171

171

0

0

of which: Investment Bank

253

236

17

7

80

83

(3)

(4)

of which: Corporate Center

(534)

(502)

(32)

6

(729)

(732)

3

0

of which: Services

(203)

(193)

(10)

5

(345)

(349)

4

(1)

of which: Group ALM

(148)

(127)

(21)

17

(56)

(54)

(2)

4

of which: Non-core and Legacy Portfolio

(183)

(182)

(1)

1

(329)

(329)

0

0

Net profit / (loss)

708

713

(5)

(1)

950

951

(1)

0

of which: net profit / (loss) attributable to shareholders

707

713

(6)

(1)

949

950

(1)

0

of which: net profit / (loss) attributable to preferred noteholders

 

0

0

 

 

0

0

 

of which: net profit / (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests

0

0

0

 

1

1

0

0

 
 

Statement of comprehensive income

Other comprehensive income

(358)

(358)

0

0

214

214

0

0

of which: attributable to shareholders

(308)

(308)

0

0

177

177

0

0

of which: attributable to preferred noteholders

 

(50)

50

 

 

35

(35)

(100)

of which: attributable to non-controlling interests

(50)

(1)

(49)

 

37

2

35

 

Total comprehensive income

349

355

(6)

(2)

1,164

1,165

(1)

0

of which: attributable to shareholders

399

405

(6)

(1)

1,126

1,126

0

0

of which: attributable to preferred noteholders

 

(50)

50

 

 

35

(35)

(100)

of which: attributable to non-controlling interests

(50)

(1)

(49)

 

38

3

35

 

 

Balance sheet

Total assets

966,873

968,158

(1,285)

0

942,819

943,256

(437)

0

Total liabilities

910,088

910,557

(469)

0

885,511

886,013

(502)

0

Total equity

56,786

57,601

(815)

(1)

57,308

57,243

65

0

of which: equity attributable to shareholders

54,845

55,660

(815)

(1)

55,313

55,248

65

0

of which: equity attributable to preferred noteholders

 

1,905

(1,905)

 

 

1,954

(1,954)

(100)

of which: equity attributable to non-controlling interests

1,941

36

1,905

 

1,995

41

1,954

 

 

Capital information

Common equity tier 1 capital (fully applied)

29,853

32,118

(2,265)

(7)

30,044

32,042

(1,998)

(6)

Common equity tier 1 capital (phase-in)

36,580

38,762

(2,182)

(6)

40,378

41,516

(1,138)

(3)

Additional tier 1 capital (fully applied)

7,585

2,643

4,942

 

6,154

1,252

4,902

 

Tier 2 capital (fully applied)

11,112

10,217

895

9

11,237

10,325

912

9

Total capital (fully applied)

48,551

44,978

3,573

8

47,435

43,619

3,816

9

Risk-weighted assets (fully applied)

213,558

214,973

(1,415)

(1)

207,530

208,186

(656)

0

Common equity tier 1 capital ratio (fully applied, %)

14.0

14.9

(0.9)

 

14.5

15.4

(0.9)

 

Common equity tier 1 capital ratio (phase-in, %)

16.9

17.8

(0.9)

 

19.0

19.5

(0.5)

 

Total capital ratio (fully applied, %)

22.7

20.9

1.8

 

22.9

21.0

1.9

 

Leverage ratio denominator (fully applied)

905,801

907,277

(1,476)

0

897,607

898,251

(644)

0

Leverage ratio (fully applied, %)

5.4

5.0

0.4

 

5.3

4.9

0.4

 

UBS’s first quarter 2016 report, media release and slide presentation will be available from 06:45 CEST on Tuesday, 3 May 2016 at www.ubs.com/quarterlyreporting.

UBS will hold a presentation of its first quarter 2016 results on Tuesday, 3 May 2016. The results will be presented by Sergio P. Ermotti, Group Chief Executive Officer, Kirt Gardner, Group Chief Financial Officer, Caroline Stewart, Global Head of Investor Relations, and Hubertus Kuelps, Group Head of Communications & Branding.

Time

  • 09:00–11.00 (CEST)
  • 08:00–10.00 (BST)
  • 03:00–05.00 (US EDT)

Audio webcast

The presentation for analysts can be followed live on ww.ubs.com/quarterlyreporting with a simultaneous slide show.

Webcast playback

An audio playback of the results presentation will be made available at www.ubs.com/investors later in the day.

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