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The Palestine Exchange (PEX) received the unaudited interim condensed financial statements from Palestine Commercial Bank Company ( PCB). PEX disclosure rules give all PEX listed companies one month to report their first quarter interim financial statements as reviewed by the company’s internal auditor. In addition to this press release, this disclosure was published on the PEX website (www.pex.ps) and emailed to PEX member securities firms.
The disclosed information includes: the Statement of Financial Position, the Income Statement, Changes in Equity Ownership and the Statement of Cash Flows. The company also provided its interim financial statements via the approved electronic form of disclosure applicable to the Banking & Financial Services Sector. The interim report should also include information required by Article (37/2) of the PEX disclosure rules in place. The company included information regarding management, issued shares, material changes and significant events that may have affected financial performances during the first three months of the year.
According to the company’s data for the first three months of the year, net profit before taxes reached 671,369 USD, compared with a net profit before taxes of 251,994 USD from the first three months of 2011, a net increase of 166.4%. Total assets of the company reached 179,600,603 USD as of March 31st, 2012, compared to total assets of 168,803,636 USD as of December 31st, 2011, a net increase of 6.4%. Total liabilities of the company reached 150,757,212 USD as of March 31st, 2012, compared to total liabilities of 140,737,181 USD as of December 31st, 2011, a net increase of 7.1%. Net ownership equity of the company reached 28,843,391 USD as of March 31st, 2012, compared with net ownership equity of 28,066,455 USD as of December 31st, 2011, a net increase of 2.8% in the first three months.