Wednesday, January 25 2017 17:11
Alina Hovhannisyan

Coupon bonds by Ameriabank listed on NASDAQ OMX Armenia

ArmInfo. Starting from January 25, 2017, nominal coupon bonds issued by "AMERIABANK" CJSC will be listed on NASDAQ OMX Armenia and included in the bonds' main Abond list, the press service of NASDAQ OMX Armenia informs.

The issue of the Bank's bonds comprises 10,000 coupon bonds with nominal value of AMD 100,000, coupon rate of 10.75% and maturity period of 24 months. The bonds (ISIN - AMAMRBB22ER1) will be traded under AMRBB2 ticker symbol and will be allowed to manual and REPO trading as well.

At the same time, in the middle of 2016 the bank issued coupon USD bonds amounting to $15 mln (the main Abond list at NASDAQ OMX Armenia). At the same time in June 2016 Ameriabank successfully placed debt securities amounting to $20 mln via its investment manager in the name of ResponsAbility Investments AG in four Luxemburg investment funds, planning to direct the attracted funds for lending to SMEs and financing of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs.

To note, Ameriabank is a universal bank providing investment, corporate and retail banking services. The bank has operated in the Armenian market since October 31 1996.  The network of the bank comprises 12 branches, 8 of which in Yerevan and 4 in the regions.  The shareholders are Ameria Group CY Ltd (79.3%) and EBRD (20.7%).

According to Express Ranking of Armenian Banks prepared by ArmInfo, in 2016 the total capital of the bank increased by 8.6% to 64.4 bln drams or $133.1 mln due to growth of accumulated profit by 23.4% to 24.3 bln drams or $50.1 mln and sharp change of revaluation reserve from negative to positive level. At the yearend 2016 the Bank had net profit amounting to 6.2 bln drams or $12.8 mln ensuring 29.2% growth.  In the structure of balance profit (prior to paying taxes) the share of profit from foreign currency transactions declined to 32.5% or 2.5 bln drams in the reported year versus 71.3% a year ago. Total regulatory capital of the bank reached 81.9 bln drams by Jan 1 2017, which exceeds the normative minimum capital requirement (30 bln drams) almost 3-fold.  The bank ensured capital adequacy ratio at the level of 15.87% (amid required min of 12%), overall liquidity -31.23% (required min-15%), day-to-day liquidity- 133.17% (amid required min 60%) versus 15.07%, 29.91% and 151.26% respectively in 2015.  The bank is among leaders by lending to industrial sector (including energy), agriculture, construction field, trade sector, transport and communications, public catering and services, mortgage lending. The Bank retains leadership also by time deposits and call liabilities.  


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