This report summarizes and analyzes the financial results of the 15 commercial banks of Georgia for the 1st quarter of 2021, as well as provides some insights into the recent developments in the sector.
Basis of Preparation
The financial information has been obtained from the published quarterly reports for the 1st quarter of 2021. The banks are listed in the alphabetical order throughout the publication. We have used simple headline numbers in our analysis unless stated otherwise; each bank has its own way of reporting performance and this has proved to be the most consistent method of presenting their results.
All the key ratios are calculated based on the obtained data unless stated otherwise.
The general information, such as the number of branches are mainly taken from the Notes to the Financial Statements prepared by the banks. The official websites of the banks serve as the only alternative source, however they are not always properly updated. Due to this, the figures presented may not necessarily be as of 31 March 2021. There may be figures more up to date or of an earlier date depending on the latest available information published by the banks.
The main source of news is the official websites of the banks and the National Bank of Georgia, as well as the official press releases published by various news agencies.