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HSBC net profit more than doubles in the first half, announces $2 billion share buyback


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An HSBC Holdings bank branch in Hong Kong on May 24, 2022. A Hong Kong-based trade platform launched by HSBC Holdings three years ago with much fanfare has shut down after failing to build a commercially viable business.
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HSBC on Monday reported a second quarter profit before tax of $8.77 billion, 89% higher than the same period a year ago.

It beat analysts expectations of $7.96 billion.

Net profit was $6.64 billion, beating the $6.35 billion expected in analysts’ estimates compiled by the bank, jumping 27% compared to the same period a year before.

Total revenue for the second quarter came in at $16.71 billion, 38% higher than the $12.1 billion seen in the first half of 2022.

HSBC’s Hong Kong listed shares rose 0.23% after the announcement.

Here are other highlights of the bank’s financial report card:

Net interest income came in at $9.3 billion in the second quarter, compared to $6.9 billion in the same period a year ago.Net interest margin, a measure of lending profitability, rose 43 basis points year on year to 1.72% in the second quarter 2022

In light of the results, HSBC’s board has approved a second interim dividend of $0.10 per share, and announced that they intend to initiate a further share buyback of up to $2 billion, which “we expect to commence shortly and complete within three months,” the board added.

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