SOCIETE GENERALE: 2016 FIRST QUARTER RESULTS

5/4/2016, 6:46 AM (Source: GlobeNewswire)
Paris, May 4th, 2016

Q1 16: SOUND RESULTS BENEFITING FROM THE DIVERSIFICATION OF THE BUSINESS MODEL

  • Net banking income of EUR 6.2 billion (vs. EUR 6.4 billion in Q1 15, -3.3%* excluding non-economic items): the good performance of all Retail Banking activities, the diversification of the business model and the development of synergies have helped offset the decline in market revenues in a challenging start to the year for the banking sector
  • Operating expenses under control: -0.5%* (excluding refund of part of the Euribor fine and adjusted for the effects of the IFRIC 21 accounting standard)
  • Lower net cost of risk (-10.1%*) reflecting the quality of assets. Commercial cost of risk at 46 basis points(1) (-9 basis points vs. Q1 15)
  • Group net income of EUR 924 million in Q1 16 (EUR 868 million in Q1 15, +6.5%)
    and EUR 829 million excluding non-economic items (EUR 833 million in Q1 15), marked by the substantial growth in all Retail Banking activities.
  • CET1 ratio up +25 basis points vs. end-2015, at 11.1% at the end of Q1 16 (10.9% at end-2015)        
    Leverage ratio of 4.0% (stable vs. end-2015)
  • Stable EPS**: EUR 0.90 in Q1 16 (EUR 0.91 in Q1 15)(2)

        

  * When adjusted for changes in Group structure and at constant exchange rates.

**    Excluding non-economic items (revaluation of own financial liabilities and Debt Value Adjustment). Impact in net banking income of    EUR +145m in Q1 16 and EUR +53m in Q1 15. Impact on Group net income of EUR +95m in Q1 16 and EUR +35m in Q1 15. See methodology notes.

Items relating to financial data for 2015 have been restated in net banking income and for the capital allocated to the businesses so as to take account of the new capital allocation rule based on 11% of the businesses' RWA (risk-weighted assets).

(1)  Excluding litigation issues, in basis points for assets at the beginning of the period, including operating leases. Annualised calculation
 (2) Excluding non-economic items, gross EPS in Q1 15: EUR 0.96 and EUR 1.02 in Q1 16. See methodology note No. 3

Societe Generale's Board of Directors met on May 3rd, 2016 under the chairmanship of Lorenzo Bini Smaghi and examined the results for Q1 2016.

Book Group net income amounted to EUR 924 million in Q1 16, vs. EUR 868 million in Q1 15 (+6.5%). If non-economic items are stripped out([1]), Group net income totalled EUR 829 million (vs. EUR 833 million in Q1 15), and benefited from the diversification of the Group's universal banking model. The healthy momentum of French Retail Banking (with a contribution up +17.6%) and International Retail Banking & Financial Services, whose contribution to Group net income doubled in relation to last year, helped offset the lower contribution from market activities which enjoyed a very favourable environment in Q1 2015, whereas conditions at the beginning of 2016 were challenging.

Net banking income totalled EUR 6,175 million in Q1 16 (-1.8%* vs. Q1 15). If non-economic items are stripped out, it amounted to EUR 6,030 million (-3.3%* vs. Q1 15).

The Group continued with its efforts to control operating expenses: when adjusted for changes in Group structure and at constant exchange rates, excluding the effect of the refund of the Euribor fine and adjusted for the impact of IFRIC 21, they were down -0.5% vs. Q1 15. The decline reflects the success of the cost savings plans implemented since 2012. Aware of the need to maintain these efforts, the Group has implemented a new cost-cutting plan in Global Banking & Investor Solutions aimed at saving an additional EUR 220 million by end-2017. This supplements the EUR 850 million plan already announced for the same deadline.

The Group's commercial cost of risk([2]) continued to decline to 46 basis points (vs. 55 basis points in Q1 15), underpinned by the good quality of the Group's assets. The net cost of risk amounted to     EUR 524 million in Q1 16, down -10.1%* vs. Q1 15 (at its lowest level since 2008).

The "Basel 3" Common Equity Tier 1 (fully-loaded CET1) ratio stood at 11.1%([3]) (10.9% at end-2015) due to the good capital generation during the quarter (+25 basis points). The leverage ratio stood at 4.0% and the total capital ratio amounted to 16.4% (respectively 4.0% and 16.3% at end-2015).

Commenting on the Group's results for Q1 2016, Frédéric Oudéa - Chief Executive Officer - stated:

"In a more challenging environment at the beginning of the year than last year, the Group generated sound results in Q1 2016, illustrating the benefits of its diversified and highly integrated business model, which is reflected in the constantly increasing synergies between the businesses. Despite the low interest rate environment, French Retail Banking continues to deliver a solid commercial and financial performance, while pursuing the far-reaching transformation of the operating and customer relationship model. International Retail Banking & Financial Services has doubled its contribution to Group net income and provided further evidence of its growth and profitability potential. In an unfavourable market environment, Global Banking & Investor Solutions has posted resilient results and reinforced measures to adjust its business model and increase operating efficiency. With a sound balance sheet and robust solvency ratios, the Group is confident about its outlook for 2016, and will continue to invest in its growth drivers, while at the same time rigorously managing its costs and risks."

1 - GROUP consolidated results


En M EUR T1-16 T1-15 Variation
Net banking income 6,175  6,353  -2.8% -1,8%*
Net banking income (1) 6,030  6,300  -4.3% -3,3%*
       
Operating expenses (4,284)  (4,442)  -3.6% -2,3%*
Gross operating income 1,891  1,911  -1.0% -0,5%*
Gross operating income (1) 1,746  1,858  -6.0% -5,5%*
Net cost of risk (524)  (613)  -14.5% -10,1%*
Operating income 1,367  1,298  +5.3% +3,8%*
Operating income (1) 1,222  1,245  -1.8% -3,3%*
Net profits or losses from other assets (34)  n/s n/s
Impairment losses on goodwill n/s n/s
Reported Group net income 924  868  +6.5% +6,5%*
Group net income (1) 829  833  -0.5% -0,5%*
Group ROE (after tax) +7.1% +6.9%   
Adjusted ROE(2) +9.8% +8.5%   
  1. Adjusted for revaluation of own financial liabilities and DVA
  2. Corrected for the effect of the implementation of IFRIC 21 (excluding 3/4 of the taxes recognised in their entirety in Q1)

Net banking income

The Group's net banking income totalled EUR 6,175 million in Q1 16, vs. EUR 6,353 million in Q1 15, representing a decline of -1.8%* (and -3.3%* excluding non-economic items). In a restrictive macroeconomic environment, the Group benefited from the diversification of its universal banking model and its ability to generate synergies.

  • French Retail Banking (RBDF) revenues rose +1.0% in Q1 16 vs. Q1 15. If the PEL/CEL provision is stripped out, revenues experienced an expected erosion after an excellent year in 2015, dropping -3.0%. French Retail Banking continued with its commercial expansion, generating more than 1,000 new business customer relationships and another record in terms of new relationships at Boursorama, with 61,000 new customers.
     
  • International Retail Banking & Financial Services' (IBFS) net banking income rose +5.4%* in Q1 16 vs. Q1 15. In International Retail Banking, revenues were 6.7%* higher than in        Q1 15, with increased revenues in all regions. Insurance continued to expand (+7.8%* vs. Q1 15). Finally, in Financial Services to Corporates, net banking income was up +6.9%* vs. Q1 15, driven by the growth in Operational Vehicle Leasing and Fleet Management (+13.3%*).
     
  • After a very good Q1 2015, Global Banking & Investor Solutions' (GBIS) revenues were down -9.4%* in Q1 16, especially in Global Markets and Investor Services (-12.8%*), which suffered from the effects of challenging market conditions. Financing & Advisory revenues grew +8.2%* in Q1 16 vs. Q1 15, with an increase notably in Structured Financing.

             

The accounting impact of the revaluation of the Group's own financial liabilities was EUR +145 million in Q1 16 (EUR +62 million in Q1 15). The DVA impact was nil in Q1 16 - it was EUR -9 million in       Q1 15 (see methodology note No. 7). These two factors constitute the restated non-economic items in the analyses of the Group's results.

Operating expenses

The Group's operating expenses amounted to EUR 4,284 million in Q1 16 (vs. EUR 4,442 million in Q1 15). They include the European Commission's refund of part of the fine paid in respect of the Euribor affair in December 2013 (EUR 218 million). When corrected for this item, operating expenses were 1.4% higher than in Q1 15. This variation can be explained by the increase in contributions to resolution funds and the different taxes recognised in their entirety as from the first quarter in accordance with the IFRIC 21 standard: they amounted to EUR 569 million in Q1 16 vs. EUR 386 million in 2015 (an increase of EUR +183 million). Excluding Euribor and adjusted for the effect of the implementation of the IFRIC 21 accounting standard(1), operating expenses were down -0.5%* in      Q1 16 vs. Q1 15.

In an attempt to contain operating expenses, the Group has announced an additional cost savings plan in Global Banking & Investor Solutions. This plan will result in an additional EUR 220 million of savings by end-2017 (for non-recurring transformation costs of EUR 160 million) and supplements the two previous cost savings plans implemented since 2012. The first plan, completed in 2015, resulted in savings of EUR 900 million for non-recurring transformation costs of EUR 420 million. The second plan, still under way, aims to save EUR 850 million over the period 2015-2017 for non-recurring transformation costs of EUR 450 million over the period. All in all, the Group will therefore have undertaken annual cost savings plans amounting to EUR 2 billion over the period 2012-2017, helping to offset the increase in taxes and generate the room for manoeuvre to invest in its fast-growing activities. Given these efforts, 2016 operating expenses are expected to stabilise vs. 2015, with a change ranging between 0% and -1%, or between 0% and +1% restating for the effects of the partial refund of the Euribor fine.

Operating income

The Group's gross operating income amounted to EUR 1,891 million in Q1 16 (EUR 1,911 million for the same period in 2015).  

The Group's net cost of risk amounted to EUR -524 million in Q1 16, down -10.1%* vs. Q1 15, reflecting the good quality of the Group's assets.

The commercial cost of risk (expressed as a fraction of outstanding loans) continued on its downtrend, therefore making it possible to confirm the Group's full-year target. The commercial cost of risk stood at 46(2) basis points in Q1 16 vs. 55 basis points for the same period in 2015:

  • In French Retail Banking, the commercial cost of risk continued to decline and now stands at 35 basis points (vs. 47 basis points in Q1 15), thanks to the low level for both business and individual customers.
  • At 74 basis points (vs. 118 basis points in Q1 15), International Retail Banking & Financial Services' cost of risk was also lower, due primarily to an improvement in the cost of risk for business customers in Europe and Africa. The cost of risk in Russia remained stable despite a challenging economic environment. 
  • Global Banking & Investor Solutions' cost of risk amounted to 41 basis points at the end of Q1 16 (vs. 12 basis points in Q1 15). This first quarter was marked by the booking of additional provisions on the oil and gas sector.

The gross doubtful outstandings ratio was 5.3% at end-March 2016 (vs. 5.5% at end-March 2015). The Group's gross coverage ratio for doubtful outstandings stood at 64%, up +1 point vs. March 2015. The improvement in these indicators continues the trend observed for several years.

The Group's operating income amounted to EUR 1,367 million in Q1 16 (vs. EUR 1,298 million in   Q1 15), up +3.8%*.

Net income

Group net income totalled EUR 924 million in Q1 16. This compares with Group net income of       EUR 868 million in Q1 15. The Group's effective tax rate amounted to 28.0% in Q1 16 (29.3% in      Q1 15).

When corrected for non-economic items (revaluation of own financial liabilities and DVA)(1), Group net income amounted to EUR 829 million in Q1 16, stable vs. Q1 15 (EUR 833 million).

The Group's ROE(2) was 7.1% in Q1 16 (6.9% in Q1 15).

Earnings per share amounts to EUR 1.02 for Q1 16 (vs. EUR 0.96 in Q1 15), after deducting interest payable to holders of deeply subordinated notes and undated subordinated notes(3). When adjusted for non-economic items, EPS for Q1 16 amounts to EUR 0.90 vs. EUR 0.91 in Q1 15 after deducting interest payable to holders of deeply subordinated notes and undated subordinated notes(3).



2 - the GROUP's financial structure

Group shareholders' equity totalled EUR 59.0 billion(1) at March 31st, 2016 (EUR 59.0 billion at December 31st, 2015). Net asset value per share was EUR 62.13, including EUR 2.17 of unrealised capital gains. Tangible net asset value per share was EUR 56.46.

The consolidated balance sheet totalled EUR 1,368 billion at March 31st, 2016 (EUR 1,334 billion at December 31st, 2015). The net amount of customer loan outstandings, including lease financing, was EUR 385 billion (EUR 386 billion at December 31st, 2015) - excluding securities sold under repurchase agreements. At the same time, customer deposits amounted to EUR 360 billion, stable compared with the figure at December 31st, 2015 (excluding securities sold under repurchase agreements).

In Q1 2016, the Group issued EUR 9.7 billion of medium/long-term debt with EUR 9.1 billion at parent company level (in respect of a financing programme of EUR 34 billion in 2016), having an average maturity of 5.8 years and an average spread of 46 basis points (vs. the 6-month mid-swap, excluding subordinated debt), and EUR 0.6 billion by the subsidiaries. The LCR (Liquidity Coverage Ratio) increased and was well above regulatory requirements at 150% at end-March 2016 vs. 124% at end-2015.

The Group's risk-weighted assets amounted to EUR 351.2 billion at March 31st, 2016 (vs.
EUR 356.7 billion at end-December 2015) according to CRR/CRD4 rules. Risk-weighted assets in respect of credit risk represent 82% of the total, at EUR 289.0 billion, down -1.5% vs. December 31st, 2015.

At March 31st, 2016, the Group's Common Equity Tier 1 ratio(2) stood at 11.1%(3) (10.9% at end-December 2015), up +25 basis points vs. end-2015. The Tier 1 ratio was 13.7% (13.5% at end-December 2015) and the total capital ratio amounted to 16.4% (16.3% at end-December 2015).

The leverage ratio stood at 4.0%(2) at March 31st, 2016 (4.0% at end-December 2015).

The Group has confirmed its requirements in terms of solidity of the balance sheet, with the retention of a margin of 100 to 150 basis points above the regulatory thresholds. For the CET 1 ratio, a Common Equity Tier 1 ratio(2) target for the Group at end-2016 has been set above 11%, with a total capital ratio target of more than 18% at end-2017 in light of the implementation of TLAC (Total Loss Absorbing Capacity) obligations.

The allocation of capital to the Group's different businesses is based, as from January 1st, 2016, on 11% of each business' risk-weighted assets.

The Group is rated by the rating agencies DBRS (long-term rating: "A (high)" with a stable outlook; short-term rating: "R-1 (middle)"), FitchRatings (long-term rating: "A" with a stable outlook; short-term rating: "F1"), Moody's (deposit and senior unsecured long-term ratings: "A2" with a stable outlook; short-term rating: "P-1" and long-term Counterparty Risk Assessment of "A1" and short-term Counterparty Risk Assessment of "P-1"), Standard & Poor's (long-term rating: "A" with a stable outlook; short-term rating: "A-1") and R&I (long-term rating: "A" with a stable outlook).

3 - FrENCH RETAIL BANKING


In EUR m Q1 16 Q1 15 Change
      
Net banking income 2,084  2,064  +1.0%
Net banking income ex. PEL/CEL 2,107  2,173  -3.0%
Operating expenses (1,425)  (1,391)  +2.4%
Gross operating income 659  673  -2.1%
Gross operating income ex. PEL/CEL 682  782  -12.8%
Net cost of risk (180)  (230)  -21.7%
Operating income 479  443  +8.1%
Group net income 328  279  +17.6%
RONE 12.6% 10.5%  
Adjusted RONE(1) +14.8% +14.1%  

RONE: See methodology note No. 2

  1. Corrected for the effect of IFRIC 21 and PEL/CEL

After a record year in 2015, French Retail Banking continued to enjoy a robust commercial momentum in Q1 16.

The three brands continued to expand their customer base: with nearly 61,000 new customers, Boursorama, the leading 100% mobile bank in France, experienced an unequalled level of customer acquisition over the period and strengthened its leadership position. In the individual customer segment, despite a lower level of housing loan production than in 2015, the number of new customers was robust (+126,000 excluding Boursorama). In the business segment, French Retail Banking established relationships with more than 1,000 new companies in Q1 16.

In line with previous quarters, average outstanding deposits in the balance sheet continued to post strong growth of 6.5% to EUR 176.4 billion, driven by new customers won and the growth in sight deposits (+18.1% in Q1 16). At the same time, the level of gross insurance production remained high (EUR +3.0 billion). The other growth drivers were also healthy, with the continued development of synergies: net inflow for the new Private Banking operation in France came to EUR 715 million in Q1 16. There was a significant increase in the Property/Casualty and Personal Protection insurance ownership rate for French Retail Banking customers (increase of 1 point in the penetration rate to 19.6% and +2.7 points to 8.3% between 2013 and 2015 respectively).

Thanks to the proactive stance of the French Retail Banking teams in serving their customers, the Group continued to make an active contribution to supporting the economy: average outstanding loans totalled EUR 182.4 billion, up +4.0% vs. Q1 15. Investment loan production rose 14.8% in Q1 16, providing further confirmation of the recovery which began in 2015 and contributed to the growth of outstanding medium/long-term business loans (+1.5% vs. Q1 15). After a record level in 2015, housing loan production normalised (-32.3% vs. Q1 15). However, outstanding housing loans rose substantially (+7.9% vs. Q1 15). The average loan/deposit ratio continued to decline to 103% in Q1 16 (vs. 105% in Q4 15).

French Retail Banking posted slightly higher revenues (+1.0%). After neutralising the impact of PEL/CEL provisions and non-recurring items booked in Q1 15, revenues were 2.2% lower than in Q1 15 (-3.0% excluding PEL/CEL effect), in line with anticipations of an erosion of net banking income in 2016. The interest margin was restrained by the negative effects of the low interest rate environment and housing loan renegotiations, which were slightly mitigated by loan production and strong deposit inflow. Thanks to the development of synergies with the Group's other businesses, commissions were up 1.1% vs. Q1 15, driven by financial commissions.

Increased investments in the digital transformation and the higher contribution to the European Single Resolution Fund resulted in operating expenses rising +2.4% in Q1 16 (vs. Q1 15), whereas French Retail Banking maintained rigorous control of other expenses.

Operating income came to EUR 479 million (up +8.1%), on the back of the sharp decline in the net cost of risk (-21.7% year-on-year).

French Retail Banking's contribution to Group net income totalled EUR 328 million in Q1 16, up +17.6% vs. Q1 15. The contribution to Group net income was slightly lower (-1.1%), excluding the PEL/CEL effect. However, the level of profitability remained robust (RONE of 14.8% excluding PEL/CEL effect and proforma for IFRIC 21).



4 - INTERNATIONAL RETAIL BANKING & FINANCIAL SERVICES

The division's contribution to Group net income totalled EUR 300 million in Q1 16, a twofold increase vs. Q1 15 (EUR 148 million). The increase can be attributed to revenue growth of +5.4%* vs. Q1 15 to EUR 1,825 million. Operating expenses remained under control, with the increase of +2.1%* mainly related to the higher contributions to resolution funds. The net cost of risk was also significantly lower (-30.7%*).

In EUR m Q1 16 Q1 15 Change
Net banking income 1,825  1,795  +1.7% +5,4%*
Operating expenses (1,133)  (1,157)  -2.1% +2,1%*
Gross operating income 692  638  +8.5% +11,4%*
Net cost of risk (212)  (333)  -36.3% -30,7%*
Operating income 480  305  +57.4% +51,9%*
Net profits or losses from other assets (25)  +100.0% +100,0%*
Impairment losses on goodwill n/s n/s
Group net income 300  148  x 2,0 +83,0%*
RONE +11.4% +5.7%   
  Adjusted RONE(1) +13.6% +7.0%  

RONE: See methodology note No. 2

  1. Corrected for the effect of IFRIC 21

4.1 International Retail Banking

International Retail Banking's outstanding loans rose +4.7%* in Q1 16 vs. Q1 15, to EUR 77.9 billion. The increase was particularly strong in the Czech Republic, Western Europe and Africa. Deposits also continued to enjoy robust growth in virtually all the Group's operations. Outstanding deposits totalled EUR 71.1 billion, up +4.4%*, with very dynamic inflow in Central and Eastern European countries and in Sub-Saharan Africa.

International Retail Banking posted revenues of EUR 1,218 million (+6.7%*) in Q1 16 on the back of the good business performance in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the improvement in margins and loan production in Russia. Gross operating income came to EUR 414 million (+9.8%*) and the contribution to Group net income was EUR 122 million, vs. EUR 34 million in Q1 15 (x3.6).

In Western Europe, where the Group has operations in France, Germany and Italy, mainly in consumer finance, outstanding loans were up +7.3%* at EUR 14.6 billion. Car financing was particularly dynamic over the period. In Q1 16, the region posted revenues of EUR 167 million, gross operating income of EUR 74 million and a contribution to Group net income of EUR 31 million, up +34.8% vs. Q1 15.

In the Czech Republic, Komercni Banka (KB) delivered a solid commercial performance in Q1 16. Outstanding loans rose +7.3%* vs. Q1 15 to EUR 20.0 billion, driven by the dynamism of loans to individuals and large corporates. Over the same period, outstanding deposits climbed +4.2%* to          EUR 25.5 billion. Revenues were stable* in Q1 16 vs. Q1 15 at EUR 257 million, given the persistent low interest rate environment. Over the same period, operating expenses were up +12.5%* due to the implementation of the local resolution fund. The net cost of risk is normalising after reaching a low of EUR 4 million in Q1 15. It amounted to EUR 18 million in Q1 16. Accordingly, the contribution to Group net income fell -25.9% to EUR 40 million.

In Romania, the economic environment is gradually improving. BRD Group's outstanding loans rose +1.4%* to EUR 6.1 billion, primarily in the individual customer and large corporate segments. Outstanding deposits were up +7.5%* at EUR 8.6 billion. In this context, the BRD Group's revenues were 0.8%* higher than in Q1 15 at EUR 128 million. Rigorous cost control resulted in operating expenses declining -2.0%* over the period to EUR 98 million. BRD's contribution to Group net income was EUR 2 million in Q1 16, compared to EUR 1 million in Q1 15.

In other European countries, the Group maintained a strong deposit inflow in Q1 16 (outstandings up +5.9%* at EUR 10.9 billion), while outstanding loans were 3.9%* higher at EUR 11.4 billion. Revenues were up +5.9%* in Q1 16 vs. Q1 15 (at EUR 179 million) and operating expenses amounted to EUR 134 million. The contribution to Group net income came to EUR 24 million, up +41.2% vs. Q1 15.

In Russia, in a still challenging environment, outstanding loans were down -5.3%* vs. Q1 15 at                   EUR 7.9 billion due to a more selective approach in loan production for individual customers. Corporate activity remained buoyant.  Outstanding deposits were 5.4%* lower than in Q1 15 at      EUR 6.6 billion. Net banking income climbed +48.4%* in Q1 16 to EUR 138 million, in conjunction with the improvement in margins and loan production volumes. Costs remained under control at EUR 116 million, down -0.9%* in a high inflation environment. Overall, SG Russia(1) reduced its losses over the period to EUR -18 million in Q1 16 (EUR -89 million in Q1 15).

In Africa and other regions where International Retail Banking operates, outstanding loans rose +6.5%* vs. Q1 15 to EUR 17.7 billion. Business was particularly dynamic in Algeria, Tunisia and West Africa. Over the same period, outstanding deposits also amounted to EUR 17.7 billion, up +6.2%*. At EUR 349 million, revenues rose +4.5%* vs. Q1 15, operating expenses were up +7.7%* and the net cost of risk was down -30.5%*. Overall, the contribution to Group net income came to EUR 52 million, up +15.6% vs. Q1 15.

4.2 Insurance

The Insurance business maintained its commercial momentum in Q1 16. Life insurance outstandings rose +2.6%* vs. Q1 15 to EUR 95.2 billion. Net inflow amounted to EUR 0.8 billion in Q1 16, with the proportion of unit-linked products remaining at a high level (60%). In terms of protection (Personal Protection and Property/Casualty insurance), business was also buoyant with premiums climbing +8% vs. Q1 15 to EUR 341 million in Q1 16.

The Insurance business delivered another sound financial performance in Q1 16. Net banking income was 7.8%* higher than in Q1 15 at EUR 220 million. The contribution to Group net income was up +11.4% in Q1 16, at EUR 78 million.

4.3 Financial Services to Corporates

Financial Services to Corporates maintained a strong momentum, with revenues of EUR 385 million in Q1 16, substantially higher than in Q1 15 (+6.9%*). Operating expenses totalled EUR 202 million, up +6.3%*. Earnings were 16.4% higher than in Q1 15, with a contribution to Group net income of EUR 128 million.

Operational Vehicle Leasing and Fleet Management continued to enjoy strong growth in its vehicle fleet in Q1 16 (+9.1% vs. Q1 15). This performance was underpinned by the successful development of its partnerships with car manufacturers and retail banking networks. ALD Automotive has also strengthened its position in the SME and VSE customer segment and accelerated its growth in the French and European markets with the acquisition of the Parcours Group.


Equipment Finance enjoyed a healthy level of new business in Q1 16 (up +2.7%* vs. Q1 15). Growth was focused mainly on the transport and industrial equipment sectors. New business margins held up well. Outstanding loans totalled EUR 15.4 billion (excluding factoring), up +4.4%* vs. Q1 15.



5 - GLOBAL BANKING & INVESTOR SOLUTIONS


In EUR m Q1 16 Q1 15 Change
Net banking income 2,357  2,604  -9.5% -9,4%*
Operating expenses (1,717)  (1,874)  -8.4% -8,0%*
Gross operating income 640  730  -12.3% -13,1%*
Net cost of risk (140)  (50)  X2,8 -x3,0*
Operating income 500  680  -26.5% -27,6%*
Net profits or losses from other assets (12)  (1)  n/s n/s
Impairment losses on goodwill 0 0 n/s n/s
Group net income 454 532 -14.70% -12,3%*
RONE +11.5% +14.3%   
  Adjusted RONE(1) +15.6% +16.9%  

RONE: See methodology note No. 2

  1. Corrected for the effect of IFRIC 21

Global Banking & Investor Solutions experienced a mixed start to the year, with revenues of           EUR 2,357 million in Q1 16, down -9.5% vs. Q1 15 which benefited from a particularly favourable environment (EUR 2,604 million). The result reflects a decline in the revenues of Global Markets and Asset and Wealth Management, in a challenging market environment, and the growth of Financing & Advisory activities.

Global Markets & Investor Services

Global Markets & Investor Services' revenues totalled EUR 1,549 million in Q1 16, down -12.9% vs. Q1 15. The beginning of the quarter was marked by increasing concerns regarding the Chinese economy and the ongoing decline in oil prices, which led to turbulence in the equity markets with the instability of volatility and correlations. The rise in oil prices and the European Central Bank's announcements triggered a slight rebound in the second part of the quarter.

  • Equity activities experienced a decline in performance, with revenues down -36.8% in Q1 16 vs. Q1 15, at EUR 540 million, both in flow activities and structured products, in market conditions marked by investors' risk aversion. However, listed products grew substantially on the back of market share gains in Europe. The Group has maintained a recognised position in securities transactions (market share of 9.5% in Q1 16, an increase vs. Q1 15 based on SG Euronext Global volumes).
     
  • At EUR 689 million, Fixed Income, Currencies & Commodities posted revenues up +17.0% vs. Q1 15. The good performance of rate and commodity activities in Q1 16 helped offset weak market appetite for credit and forex activities, which were impacted by an unfavourable market environment, with substantial instability and lower volumes.
     
  • Prime Services' revenues totalled EUR 161 million in Q1 16, up +11.0% vs. Q1 15. This result reflects a healthy commercial momentum, notably in Prime Brokerage activities, with the winning of new mandates resulting from the revenue synergies achieved with the integration of Newedge.

             


  • Securities Services saw its assets under custody reach EUR 4,019 billion, slightly higher than in December 2015. Over the same period, assets under administration fell -6.0% to EUR 574 billion. Securities Services' revenues were down -15.9% in Q1 16 vs. Q1 15 at EUR 159 million, due to an uncertain and declining market, leading to a reduction in trading volumes and the asset base, as well as a negative interest rate environment.

Financing & Advisory

Financing & Advisory posted revenues of EUR 572 million, up +8.5% vs. Q1 15, driven by the good momentum on structured financing. Natural resources financing proved resilient, in an increasingly competitive environment. The market share of Debt Capital Markets activities (raising of debt on behalf of clients) increased in Q1 16: 6.6% and No. 3 in the euro issues segment all issuers combined  (5.4% in 2015 and No. 5, source IFR). Societe Generale's expertise was recognised again in Q1 16, with the title of "Best Investment Bank in France", awarded by Global Finance.

Asset and Wealth Management

The revenues of the Asset and Wealth Management business line totalled EUR 236 million in Q1 16, down -21.1% vs. Q1 15.

Private Banking's assets under management amounted to EUR 110 billion at end-March 2016. Despite buoyant inflow of EUR +1.7 billion, notably in France and Luxembourg, assets under management were 2% lower than at end-2015, reflecting, amongst other things, negative market effects. Net banking income was down -18.7% vs. Q1 15, at EUR 196 million, due to declining markets, with this variation being enhanced by the recognition in Q1 15 of non-recurring income. The gross margin remained at 106 basis points.

Lyxor's assets under management came to EUR 100.7 billion (-3% vs. end-December 2015), despite positive inflow, impacted by the market trend. Lyxor has maintained its No. 3 ETF ranking in Europe, with a market share of 10.3% (source ETFGI). Lyxor's revenues amounted to EUR 32 million in Q1 16, down -38.5% vs. Q1 15, in an unfavourable market environment and in conjunction with a shift in the business mix towards lower margin activities.

Operating expenses

Global Banking & Investor Solutions' operating expenses were down -8.4% in Q1 16 vs. Q1 15, reflecting the refund of part of the Euribor fine(1), which more than offsets the higher contribution to the Single Resolution Fund(2) (included in full in Q1 in accordance with the IFRIC 21 standard). When restated for these two effects, operating expenses were down -1.9%. In order to deal with a deteriorated environment and an increase in regulatory costs, the division has put in place an additional cost savings plan aimed at reducing its operating expenses by an additional EUR 220 million between now and end-2017.

Operating income

Gross operating income came to EUR 640 million, down -12.3% vs. Q1 15.

The net cost of risk totalled EUR 140 million in Q1 16, including new provisions on the oil and gas sector. It was EUR 90 million higher than in Q1 15 but EUR 90 million lower than in Q4 15.

The division's operating income totalled EUR 500 million in Q1 16, down -26.5% vs. Q1 15.


Net income

The division's contribution to Group net income came to EUR 454 million in Q1 16 (-14.7% vs. Q1 15). When restated for the effect of the IFRIC 21 standard, the division's RONE amounted to 15.6% (11.5% in absolute terms). Excluding the effect of the partial refund of the Euribor fine, Global Banking & Investor Solutions' RONE was 10.1% in Q1 16.



6 - CORPORATE CENTRE


In EUR m Q1 16 Q1 15
Net banking income (91) (110)
Net banking income (1) (236) (172)
Operating expenses (9) (20)
Gross operating income (100) (130)
Gross operating income (1) (245) (192)
Net cost of risk 8 0
Net profits or losses from other assets 18 9
Group net income (158) (91)
Group net income (1) (253) (132)
  1. Adjusted for revaluation of own financial liabilities

The Corporate Centre includes:

-      the property management of the Group's head office,

-      the Group's equity portfolio,

-      the Treasury function for the Group,

-      certain costs related to cross-functional projects and certain costs incurred by the Group and not re-invoiced to the businesses.

The Corporate Centre's revenues totalled EUR -91 million in Q1 16 (EUR -110 million in Q1 15), including EUR +145 million in respect of the revaluation of the Group's own financial liabilities        (EUR +62 million in Q1 15). Operating expenses amounted to EUR -9 million (EUR -20 million in Q1 15). The Corporate Centre's gross operating income was EUR -100 million in Q1 16 vs. EUR -130 million in Q1 15. When restated for the revaluation of own financial liabilities (see methodology note No. 7), gross operating income amounted to EUR -245 million in Q1 16 (vs. EUR -192 million in Q1 15).

The new rules for the allocation of capital to the businesses, established on the basis of 11% of RWA (risk-weighted assets) since January 1st, 2016, have led to the estimate for the Corporate Centre's gross operating income, excluding the revaluation of own financial liabilities, being revised to around EUR -650 million for 2016.

The Corporate Centre's contribution to Group net income was EUR -158 million in Q1 16, vs. EUR -91 million in Q1 15.

  1. conclusion

In Q1 2016, Societe Generale generated Group net income of EUR 924 million in a sluggish economic environment. This sound result is underpinned by the strength of its three pillars: (i) French Retail Banking, which once again demonstrated the profitability of its business model and its ability to expand in its growth drivers, (ii) International Retail Banking & Financial Services which has consolidated its growth in high-potential businesses and regions, (iii) Global Banking & Investor Solutions which is supported by its synergetic business model and pursuing its efforts to control costs and risks. EPS adjusted for non-economic items amounts to EUR 0.90 in Q1 16, stable vs. Q1 15 in a much less favourable environment.

Societe Generale intends to draw on the strength of its diversified banking model, the additional efforts made on operating expenses, and the good quality of its asset portfolio to sustain its commercial and financial performance in 2016.  



8 - 2016-2017 FINANCIAL CALENDAR


2016-2017 financial communication calendar
            
May 18th, 2016               Combined General Meeting
May 25th, 2016               Detachment of the dividend
May 27th, 2016               Payment of the dividend
August 3rd, 2016             Second quarter and first half 2016 results
November 3rd, 2016        Third quarter and nine months 2016 results
February 9th, 2017          Fourth quarter and FY 2016 results
May 4th, 2017                 First quarter 2017 results
August 2nd, 2017            Second quarter and first half 2017 results
November 3rd, 2017        Third quarter and nine months 2017 results


 

This document contains forward-looking statements relating to the targets and strategies of the Societe Generale Group.

These forward-looking statements are based on a series of assumptions, both general and specific, in particular the application of accounting principles and methods in accordance with IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) as adopted in the European Union, as well as the application of existing prudential regulations.

These forward-looking statements have also been developed from scenarios based on a number of economic assumptions in the context of a given competitive and regulatory environment. The Group may be unable to:

- anticipate all the risks, uncertainties or other factors likely to affect its business and to appraise their potential consequences;

- evaluate the extent to which the occurrence of a risk or a combination of risks could cause actual results to differ materially from those provided in this document and the related presentation.

Therefore, although Societe Generale believes that these statements are based on reasonable assumptions, these forward-looking statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including matters not yet known to it or its management or not currently considered material, and there can be no assurance that anticipated events will occur or that the objectives set out will actually be achieved. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated in the forward-looking statements include, among others, overall trends in general economic activity and in Societe Generale's markets in particular, regulatory and prudential changes, and the success of Societe Generale's strategic, operating and financial initiatives.

More detailed information on the potential risks that could affect Societe Generale's financial results can be found in the Registration Document filed with the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers.

Investors are advised to take into account factors of uncertainty and risk likely to impact the operations of the Group when considering the information contained in such forward-looking statements. Other than as required by applicable law, Societe Generale does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information or statements. Unless otherwise specified, the sources for the business rankings and market positions are internal.

 

9 - APPENDIX 1: FINANCIAL DATA


CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENT
(in EUR millions)
Q1 16 Q1 15 Change
Q1 vs. Q1
Net banking income 6,175 6,353 -2.80% -1,8%*
Operating expenses -4,284 -4,442 -3.60% -2,3%*
Gross operating income 1,891 1,911 -1.00% -0,5%*
Net cost of risk -524 -613 -14.50% -10,1%*
Operating income 1,367 1,298 5.30% +3,8%*
Net income from companies accounted for by the equity method 4 -34 n/s n/s
Net profits or losses from other assets 35 68 -48.50% -25,5%*
Impairment losses on goodwill     n/s n/s
Income tax -384 -370 3.80% +2,7%*
Net income 1,022 962 6.20% +6,1%*
O.w. non controlling interests 98 94 4.30% +3,2%*
Group net income 924 868 6.50% +6,5%*
Tier 1 ratio at end of period 13.7% 12.4%   

*  When adjusted for changes in Group structure and at constant exchange rate

NET INCOME AFTER TAX BY CORE BUSINESS
(In EUR millions)

  Q1 16 Q1 15 Change
Q1 vs. Q1
French Retail Banking 328 279 17.60%
International Retail Banking & Financial Services 300 148 x 2,0
Global Banking and Investor Solutions 454 532 -14.70%
CORE BUSINESSES 1,082 959 12.80%
Corporate Centre -158 -91 -73.60%
GROUP 924 868 6.50%

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

Assets (in billions of euros) 31.03.16 31.12.15
Cash, due from central banks 78.1 78.6
Financial assets measured at fair value through profit and loss 534.2 519.3
Hedging derivatives 20.8 16.5
Available-for-sale financial assets 139.4 134.2
Due from banks 71.7 71.7
Customer loans(1) 411.6 405.3
Revaluation differences on portfolios hedged against interest rate risk 3.2 2.7
Held-to-maturity financial assets 4 4
Tax assets 7.1 7.4
Other assets 72.6 69.4
Non-current assets held for sale 0.1 0.2
Investments in subsidiaries and affiliates accounted for by equity method 1.2 1.4
Tangible and intangible fixed assets 19.6 19.4
Goodwill 4.4 4.4
Total 1,367.9 1,334.4

Liabilities (in billions of euros) 31.03.16 31.12.15
Due to central banks 9.2 7
Financial liabilities measured at fair value through profit and loss 480.9 455
Hedging derivatives 12.5 9.5
Due to banks 94.2 95.5
Customer deposits 372.5 379.6
Securitised debt payables 106.5 106.4
Revaluation differences on portfolios hedged against interest rate risk 10.3 8.1
Tax liabilities 1.6 1.6
Other liabilities 89.4 83.1
Non-current liabilities held for sale 0.2 0.5
Underwriting reserves of insurance companies 109.6 107.3
Provisions 5.2 5.2
Subordinated debt 13 13
Shareholders' equity 59 59
Non controlling Interests 3.7 3.6
Total 1,367.9 1,334.4

(1) Customer loans include lease financing.



10 - APPENDIX 2: METHODOLOGY


1- The Group's consolidated results as at March 31st, 2016 were examined by the Board of Directors on May 3rd, 2016.

 

 

 

 

The financial information presented in respect of Q1 2016 year has been prepared in accordance with IFRS as adopted in the European Union and applicable at that date, and has not been audited.

Note that the data for the 2015 financial year have been restated due to modifications to the rules for calculating normative capital allocation (based on 11% of RWA - risk-weighted assets - since January 1st, 2016 vs. 10% previously.

The IFRIC 21 adjustment corrects the charges recognised in their entirety when they are due (generating event) so as to recognise only the portion relating to the current quarter, i.e. a quarter of the total.

2- Group ROE is calculated on the basis of average Group shareholders' equity under IFRS excluding
(i) unrealised or deferred capital gains or losses booked directly under shareholders' equity excluding conversion reserves, (ii) deeply subordinated notes, (iii) undated subordinated notes recognised as shareholders' equity ("restated"), and deducting (iv) interest payable to holders of deeply subordinated notes and of the restated, undated subordinated notes, (v) a provision in respect of dividends to be paid to shareholders (EUR 1,952 million, including EUR 359 million in respect of Q1 2016). The net income used to calculate ROE is based on Group net income excluding interest, net of tax impact, to be paid to holders of deeply subordinated notes for the period and, since 2006, holders of deeply subordinated notes and restated, undated subordinated notes (see below).

As from January 1st, 2016, the allocation of capital to the different businesses is based on 11% of risk-weighted assets at the beginning of the period. This normative capital allocation is used to calculate RONE (Return on Normative Equity) which measures the profitability of the businesses.

3- For the calculation of earnings per share, "Group net income for the period" is corrected (reduced in the case of a profit and increased in the case of a loss) for capital gains/losses recorded on partial buybacks (neutral in 2016) and interest, net of tax impact, to be paid to holders of:

(i) deeply subordinated notes (EUR -114 million in respect of Q1 16),
(ii) undated subordinated notes recognised as shareholders' equity (EUR 2 million in respect  of Q1 16).

Earnings per share is therefore calculated as the ratio of corrected Group net income for the period to the average number of ordinary shares outstanding, excluding own shares and treasury shares but including (a) trading shares held by the Group and (b) shares held under the liquidity contract.

4- Net assets are comprised of Group shareholders' equity, excluding (i) deeply subordinated notes
(EUR 8.8 billion), undated subordinated notes previously recognised as debt (EUR 0.4 billion) and (ii) interest payable to holders of deeply subordinated notes and undated subordinated notes, but reinstating the book value of trading shares held by the Group and shares held under the liquidity contract. Tangible net assets are corrected for net goodwill in the assets and goodwill under the equity method. In order to calculate Net Asset Value Per Share or Tangible Net Asset Value Per Share, the number of shares used to calculate book value per share is the number of shares issued at March 31st, 2016, excluding own shares and treasury shares but including (a) trading shares held by the Group and (b) shares held under the liquidity contract.

5- The Societe Generale Group's Common Equity Tier 1 capital is calculated in accordance with applicable CRR/CRD4 rules. The fully-loaded solvency ratios are presented pro forma for current earnings, net of dividends, for the current financial year, unless specified otherwise. When there is reference to phased-in ratios, these do not include the earnings for the current financial year, unless specified otherwise. The leverage ratio is calculated according to applicable CRR/CRD4 rules including the provisions of the delegated act of October 2014.

6- The Group's ROTE is calculated on the basis of tangible capital, i.e. excluding cumulative average book capital (Group share), average net goodwill in the assets and underlying average goodwill relating to shareholdings in companies accounted for by the equity method. The net income used to calculate ROTE is based on Group net income excluding goodwill write-down, reinstating interest net of tax on deeply subordinated notes for the period (including issuance fees paid, for the period, to external parties and the discount charge related to the issue premium for deeply subordinated notes) and interest net of tax on undated subordinated notes (including issuance fees paid, for the period, to external parties and the discount charge related to the issue premium for undated subordinated notes).

7 - Non-economic items and restatements

Non-economic items correspond to the revaluation of own financial liabilities and DVA on derivative instruments. Details of these items, and other items that are restated, are given below.

 
 
 
 
 

In EUR m  Q1 16  Net banking income  Operating expenses  Others  Cost of risk  Group net income  
Revaluation of own financial liabilities* 145 0     95 Corporate Centre
Accounting impact of DVA* 0       0 Group
Accounting impact of CVA** -54       -39 Group
EURIBOR fine refund   218    218 Global Banking and Investor Solutions
IFRIC 21 0 -427     -317 Group
PEL/CEL provision -23       -15 French Retail Banking

In EUR m   Q1 15  Net banking income  Operating expenses  Others  Cost of risk  Group net income  
Revaluation of own financial liabilities* 62 0     41 Corporate Centre
Accounting impact of DVA* -9 0     -6 Group
Accounting impact of CVA** 0 0     0 Group
IFRIC 21 0 -289     -179 Group
PEL/CEL provision -109       -68 French Retail Banking

  French Retail Banking International Retail Banking and Financial Services Global Banking and Investor Solutions Corporate Centre Group
                     
  Q1 16 Q1 15 Q1 16 Q1 15 Q1 16 Q1 15 Q1 16 Q1 15 Q1 16 Q1 15
Total IFRIC 21 - Costs -89 -62 -135 -101 -299 -188 -46 -35 -569 -386
o/w Resolution Funds -38 -20 -40 -8 -197 -100 -2   -277 -128
  1. The sum of values contained in the tables and analyses may differ slightly from the total  reported due to rounding rules.
  2. All the information on the results for the period (notably: press release, downloadable data, presentation slides and supplement) is available on Societe Generale's website www.societegenerale.com in the "Investor" section.


11 - QUARTERLY SERIES

French Retail Banking

(in millions of euros) Q1 14 Q2 14 Q3 14 Q4 14 2014 Q1 15 Q2 15 Q3 15 Q4 15 2015 Q1 16
Net banking income 2,073 2,066 2,019 2,117 8,275 2,064 2,163 2,172 2,189 8,588 2,084
Operating expenses -1,380 -1,269 -1,285 -1,423 -5,357 -1,391 -1,304 -1,326 -1,465 -5,486 -1,425
Gross operating income 693 797 734 694 2,918 673 859 846 724 3,102 659
Net cost of risk -232 -269 -237 -303 -1,041 -230 -183 -201 -210 -824 -180
Operating income 461 528 497 391 1,877 443 676 645 514 2,278 479
Net income from companies accounted for by the equity method 10 12 13 10 45 15 7 15 5 42 12
Net profits or losses from other assets -5 1 -6 -11 -21 -17 -2 0 -7 -26 -2
Income tax -174 -201 -186 -143 -704 -162 -256 -244 -191 -853 -161
Net income 292 340 318 247 1,197 279 425 416 321 1,441 328
O.w. non controlling interests 1 -8 1 -1 -7 0 0     
Group net income 291 348 317 248 1,204 279 425 416 321 1,441 328
Average allocated capital 10,166 10,101 9,892 9,601 9,940 10,678 10,765 10,697 10,619 10,690 10,435

International Retail Banking & Financial Services

(in millions of euros) Q1 14 Q2 14 Q3 14 Q4 14 2014 Q1 15 Q2 15 Q3 15 Q4 15 2015 Q1 16
Net banking income 1,790 1,887 1,899 1,848 7,424 1,795 1,867 1,901 1,819 7,382 1,825
Operating expenses -1,119 -1,041 -1,048 -1,071 -4,279 -1,157 -1,047 -1,018 -1,085 -4,307 -1,133
Gross operating income 671 846 851 777 3,145 638 820 883 734 3,075 692
Net cost of risk -378 -312 -378 -374 -1,442 -333 -287 -302 -324 -1,246 -212
Operating income 293 534 473 403 1,703 305 533 581 410 1,829 480
Net income from companies accounted for by the equity method 7 11 13 19 50 14 7 8 42 71 11
Net profits or losses from other assets 3 0 -1 -200 -198 -25 -1 -1 -10 -37  
Impairment losses on goodwill -525 0 0 0 -525       
Income tax -82 -144 -128 -105 -459 -84 -148 -162 -108 -502 -130
Net income -304 401 357 117 571 210 391 426 334 1,361 361
O.w. non controlling interests 39 67 46 49 201 62 70 76 42 250 61
Group net income -343 334 311 68 370 148 321 350 292 1,111 300
Average allocated capital 9,565 9,336 9,676 9,727 9,576 10,298 10,466 10,425 10,234 10,357 10,494

o.w. International Retail Banking

(in millions of euros) Q1 14 Q2 14 Q3 14 Q4 14 2014 Q1 15 Q2 15 Q3 15 Q4 15 2015 Q1 16
Net banking income 1,288 1,358 1,374 1,330 5,350 1,172 1,255 1,280 1,231 4,938 1,218
Operating expenses -833 -802 -797 -812 -3,244 -798 -780 -729 -764 -3,071 -804
Gross operating income 455 556 577 518 2,106 374 475 551 467 1,867 414
Net cost of risk -367 -291 -355 -342 -1,355 -260 -225 -274 -271 -1,030 -184
Operating income 88 265 222 176 751 114 249 278 197 838 230
Net income from companies accounted for by the equity method 4 3 4 3 14 4 4 3 6 17 4
Net profits or losses from other assets 3 0 -1 -200 -198 0 -1 -1 -9 -11  
Impairment losses on goodwill -525 0 0 0 -525       
Income tax -22 -60 -53 -38 -173 -26 -57 -63 -43 -189 -55
Net income -452 208 172 -59 -131 92 195 217 151 655 179
O.w. non controlling interests 35 64 42 45 186 58 68 73 42 241 57
Group net income -487 144 130 -104 -317 34 127 144 109 414 122
Average allocated capital 5,984 5,845 6,058 5,991 5,969 6,030 6,167 6,232 6,158 6,147 6,255

o.w. Financial Services to Corporates and Insurance

(in millions of euros) Q1 14 Q2 14 Q3 14 Q4 14 2014 Q1 15 Q2 15 Q3 15 Q4 15 2015 Q1 16
Net banking income 504 529 529 523 2,085 571 589 603 577 2,340 605
Operating expenses -275 -241 -247 -253 -1,016 -294 -265 -264 -278 -1,101 -307
Gross operating income 229 288 282 270 1,069 277 324 339 299 1,239 298
Net cost of risk -21 -20 -23 -24 -88 -25 -22 -23 -49 -119 -10
Operating income 208 268 259 246 981 252 302 316 250 1,120 288
Net income from companies accounted for by the equity method 5 6 10 16 37 10 3 5 37 55 7
Net profits or losses from other assets          -1 -1  
Impairment losses on goodwill            
Income tax -66 -86 -81 -78 -311 -81 -95 -101 -77 -354 -88
Net income 147 188 188 184 707 181 210 220 209 820 207
O.w. non controlling interests 1 1 2 2 6 1 2 1 -1 3 1
Group net income 146 187 186 182 701 180 208 219 210 817 206
Average allocated capital 3,434 3,373 3,508 3,632 3,487 3,832 3,909 4,011 3,933 3,922 4,099

o.w. Insurance

(in millions of euros) Q1 14 Q2 14 Q3 14 Q4 14 2014 Q1 15 Q2 15 Q3 15 Q4 15 2015 Q1 16
Net banking income 182 191 193 191 757 205 205 206 209 825 220
Operating expenses -92 -66 -71 -71 -300 -102 -74 -75 -76 -327 -105
Gross operating income 90 125 122 120 457 103 131 131 133 498 115
Net cost of risk            
Operating income 90 125 122 120 457 103 131 131 133 498 115
Net income from companies accounted for by the equity method            
Net profits or losses from other assets          -1 -1  
Impairment losses on goodwill            
Income tax -29 -40 -39 -37 -145 -33 -42 -42 -42 -159 -37
Net income 61 85 83 83 312 70 89 89 90 338 78
O.w. non controlling interests    1 2 3   1 0 0 1  
Group net income 61 85 82 81 309 70 88 89 90 337 78
Average allocated capital 1,526 1,528 1,582 1,609 1,561 1,640 1,645 1,663 1,671 1,655 1,702

o.w. Financial Services to Corporates

(in millions of euros) Q1 14 Q2 14 Q3 14 Q4 14 2014 Q1 15 Q2 15 Q3 15 Q4 15 2015 Q1 16
Net banking income 322 338 336 332 1,328 366 384 397 368 1,515 385
Operating expenses -183 -175 -176 -182 -716 -192 -191 -189 -202 -774 -202
Gross operating income 139 163 160 150 612 174 193 208 166 741 183
Net cost of risk -21 -20 -23 -24 -88 -25 -22 -23 -49 -119 -10
Operating income 118 143 137 126 524 149 171 185 117 622 173
Net income from companies accounted for by the equity method 5 6 10 16 37 10 3 5 37 55 7
Net profits or losses from other assets            
Impairment losses on goodwill            
Income tax -37 -46 -42 -41 -166 -48 -53 -59 -35 -195 -51
Net income 86 103 105 101 395 111 121 131 119 482 129
O.w. non controlling interests 1 1 1 0 3 1 1 1 -1 2 1
Group net income 85 102 104 101 392 110 120 130 120 480 128
Average allocated capital 1,909 1,845 1,925 2,023 1,926 2,192 2,264 2,349 2,263 2,267 2,397

o.w. other

(in millions of euros) Q1 14 Q2 14 Q3 14 Q4 14 2014 Q1 15 Q2 15 Q3 15 Q4 15 2015 Q1 16
Net banking income -2 0 -4 -5 -11 52 23 18 11 104 2
Operating expenses -11 2 -4 -6 -19 -65 -2 -25 -43 -135 -22
Gross operating income -13 2 -8 -11 -30 -13 21 -7 -32 -31 -20
Net cost of risk 10 -1 0 -8 1 -48 -40 -5 -4 -97 -18
Operating income -3 1 -8 -19 -29 -61 -18 -13 -37 -129 -38
Net income from companies accounted for by the equity method -2 2 -1 0 -1     -1 -1  
Net profits or losses from other assets       -25 0 0 0 -25  
Impairment losses on goodwill            
Income tax 6 2 6 11 25 23 4 2 12 41 13
Net income 1 5 -3 -8 -5 -63 -14 -11 -26 -114 -25
O.w. non controlling interests 3 2 2 2 9 3 0 2 1 6 3
Group net income -2 3 -5 -10 -14 -66 -14 -13 -27 -120 -28
Average allocated capital 146 118 110 105 120 436 391 181 143 289 140

Global Banking and Investor Solutions

(in millions of euros) Q1 14 Q2 14 Q3 14 Q4 14 2014 Q1 15 Q2 15 Q3 15 Q4 15 2015 Q1 16
Net banking income 2,127 2,295 2,115 2,189 8,726 2,604 2,691 2,015 2,192 9,502 2,357
Operating expenses -1,538 -1,546 -1,537 -1,677 -6,298 -1,874 -1,760 -1,562 -1,744 -6,940 -1,717
Gross operating income 589 749 578 512 2,428 730 931 453 448 2,562 640
Net cost of risk -54 28 -27 -28 -81 -50 -56 -68 -230 -404 -140
Operating income 535 777 551 484 2,347 680 875 385 218 2,158 500
Net income from companies accounted for by the equity method 25 19 28 26 98 37 19 31 8 95 10
Net profits or losses from other assets   -5 0 0 -5 -1 8 -1 91 97 -12
Impairment losses on goodwill 0 0 0 0 0       
Income tax -127 -186 -118 -84 -515 -180 -195 -81 -26 -482 -40
Net income 433 605 461 426 1,925 536 707 334 291 1,868 458
O.w. non controlling interests 3 4 5 4 16 4 5 4 5 18 4
Group net income 430 601 456 422 1,909 532 702 330 286 1,850 454
Average allocated capital 12,419 12,742 13,299 13,683 13,036 14,904 17,039 16,477 15,924 16,085 15,780


o.w. Global Markets & Investor Services

(in millions of euros) Q1 14 Q2 14 Q3 14 Q4 14 2014 Q1 15 Q2 15 Q3 15 Q4 15 2015 Q1 16
Net banking income 1,413 1,491 1,322 1,402 5,628 1,778 1,741 1,193 1,291 6,003 1,549
o.w. Equities 653 496 435 652 2,236 855 802 413 451 2,521 540
o.w. FICC 556 711 620 463 2,350 589 612 483 516 2,200 689
o/w Prime Services 31 101 104 117 353 145 143 145 161 594 161
o/w Securities Services 173 183 163 170 689 189 184 152 163 688 159
Operating expenses -1,008 -1,032 -992 -1,094 -4,126 -1,295 -1,189 -995 -1,087 -4,566 -1,092
Gross operating income 405 459 330 308 1,502 483 552 198 204 1,437 457
Net cost of risk -10 2 -21 -6 -35 -5 -26 -7 -28 -66 -3
Operating income 395 461 309 302 1,467 478 526 191 176 1,371 454
Net income from companies accounted for by the equity method -2 -1 0 3   1 2 2 1 6 2
Net profits or losses from other assets     2 2 -1 0 1    
Impairment losses on goodwill            
Income tax -106 -118 -70 -84 -378 -135 -135 -39 -52 -361 -45
Net income 287 342 239 223 1,091 343 393 155 125 1,016 411
O.w. non controlling interests 2 3 5 2 12 3 3 5 3 14 3
Group net income 285 339 234 221 1,079 340 390 150 122 1,002 408
Average allocated capital 7,936 7,995 8,278 8,410 8,155 8,781 10,016 9,132 9,040 9,243 8,929

o.w. Financing and Advisory

(in millions of euros) Q1 14 Q2 14 Q3 14 Q4 14 2014 Q1 15 Q2 15 Q3 15 Q4 15 2015 Q1 16
Net banking income 453 546 520 541 2,060 527 691 567 630 2,415 572
Operating expenses -323 -312 -323 -345 -1,303 -367 -375 -361 -430 -1,533 -404
Gross operating income 130 234 197 196 757 160 316 206 200 882 168
Net cost of risk -43 27 -4 -20 -40 -30 -28 -60 -194 -312 -138
Operating income 87 261 193 176 717 130 288 146 6 570 30
Net income from companies accounted for by the equity method    1 -1   9 -14 0 -1 -6  
Net profits or losses from other assets   -8 -1 -1 -10   9 -2 91 98 -12
Impairment losses on goodwill            
Income tax -8 -50 -34 1 -91 -24 -41 -28 35 -58 10
Net income 79 203 159 175 616 115 242 116 131 604 28
O.w. non controlling interests   2 -1 2 3   2 -2 3 3 1
Group net income 79 201 160 173 613 115 240 118 128 601 27
Average allocated capital 3,454 3,698 4,024 4,251 3,857 5,039 5,868 6,100 5,734 5,685 5,887

o.w. Asset & Wealth Management

(in millions of euros) Q1 14 Q2 14 Q3 14 Q4 14 2014 Q1 15 Q2 15 Q3 15 Q4 15 2015 Q1 16
Net banking income 261 258 273 246 1,038 299 259 255 271 1,084 236
o.w. Lyxor 48 50 49 55 202 52 52 44 34 182 32
o.w. Private banking 207 201 219 188 815 241 201 204 232 878 196
o.w. other 6 7 5 3 21 6 6 7 5 24 8
Operating expenses -207 -202 -222 -238 -869 -212 -196 -206 -227 -841 -221
Gross operating income 54 56 51 8 169 87 63 49 44 243 15
Net cost of risk -1 -1 -2 -2 -6 -15 -2 -1 -8 -26 1
Operating income 53 55 49 6 163 72 61 48 36 217 16
Net income from companies accounted for by the equity method 27 20 27 24 98 27 31 29 8 95 8
Net profits or losses from other assets   3 1 -1 3   -1 0 0 -1  
Impairment losses on goodwill 0 0 0 0 0       
Income tax -13 -18 -14 -1 -46 -21 -19 -14 -9 -63 -5
Net income 67 60 63 28 218 78 72 63 35 248 19
O.w. non controlling interests 1 -1 1 0 1 1 0 1 -1 1  
Group net income 66 61 62 28 217 77 72 62 36 247 19
Average allocated capital 1,029 1,050 997 1,023 1,025 1,084 1,155 1,244 1,149 1,158 964


Corporate Centre

(in millions of euros) Q1 14 Q2 14 Q3 14 Q4 14 2014 Q1 15 Q2 15 Q3 15 Q4 15 2015 Q1 16
Net banking income -334 -348 -157 -25 -864 -110 148 276 -147 167 -91
o.w. financial liabilities -158 -21 -4 44 -139 62 312 447 -39 782 145
Operating expenses -36 24 -50 -41 -103 -20 -13 -72 -55 -160 -9
Gross operating income -370 -324 -207 -66 -967 -130 135 204 -202 7 -100
Net cost of risk -3 -199 0 -201 -403   -198 0 -393 -591 8
Operating income -373 -523 -207 -267 -1,370 -130 -63 204 -595 -584 -92
Net income from companies accounted for by the equity method 11 7 -15 17 20 2 9 2 10 23 2
Net profits or losses from other assets   206 0 127 333 9 -12 1 165 163 18
Impairment losses on goodwill            
Income tax 180 129 37 -44 302 56 2 -142 207 123 -53
Net income -182 -181 -185 -167 -715 -63 -64 65 -213 -275 -125
O.w. non controlling interests 27 23 17 22 89 28 33 35 30 126 33
Group net income -209 -204 -202 -189 -804 -91 -97 30 -243 -401 -158

Group

(in millions of euros) Q1 14 Q2 14 Q3 14 Q4 14 2014 Q1 15 Q2 15 Q3 15 Q4 15 2015 Q1 16
Net banking income 5,656 5,900 5,876 6,129 23,561 6,353 6,869 6,364 6,053 25,639 6,175
Operating expenses -4,073 -3,832 -3,920 -4,212 -16,037 -4,442 -4,124 -3,978 -4,349 -16,893 -4,284
Gross operating income 1,583 2,068 1,956 1,917 7,524 1,911 2,745 2,386 1,704 8,746 1,891
Net cost of risk -667 -752 -642 -906 -2,967 -613 -724 -571 -1,157 -3,065 -524
Operating income 916 1,316 1,314 1,011 4,557 1,298 2,021 1,815 547 5,681 1,367
Net income from companies accounted for by the equity method 53 49 39 72 213 68 42 56 65 231 35
Net profits or losses from other assets -2 202 -7 -84 109 -34 -7 -1 239 197 4
Impairment losses on goodwill -525 0 0 0 -525       
Income tax -203 -402 -395 -376 -1,376 -370 -597 -629 -118 -1,714 -384
Net income 239 1,165 951 623 2,978 962 1,459 1,241 733 4,395 1,022
O.w. non controlling interests 70 86 69 74 299 94 108 115 77 394 98
Group net income 169 1,079 882 549 2,679 868 1,351 1,126 656 4,001 924
Average allocated capital 42,171 42,206 42,908 43,277 42,641 43,674 44,766 45,437 45,680 44,889 45,869
Group ROE (after tax) 0.8% 9.3% 7.2% 4.0% 5.3% 6.9% 11.2% 9.0% 4.7% 7.9% 7.1%

Societe Generale

Societe Generale is one of the largest European financial services groups. Based on a diversified universal banking model, the Group combines financial solidity with a strategy of sustainable growth, and aims to be the reference for relationship banking, recognised on its markets, close to clients, chosen for the quality and commitment of its teams.

Societe Generale has been playing a vital role in the economy for 150 years. With more than 145,000 employees, based in 66 countries, we accompany 31 million clients throughout the world on a daily basis. Societe Generale's teams offer advice and services to individual, corporate and institutional customers in three core businesses:

  • Retail banking in France with the Societe Generale branch network, Credit du Nord and Boursorama, offering a comprehensive range of omnichannel financial services on the leading edge of digital innovation;
  • International retail banking, insurance and financial services to corporates with a presence in emerging economies and leading specialised businesses;
  • Corporate and investment banking, private banking, asset management and securities services, with recognised expertise, top international rankings and integrated solutions.

Societe Generale is included in the main socially responsible investment indices: DJSI (World and Europe), FTSE4Good (Global and Europe), Euronext Vigeo (Europe, Eurozone and France), ESI Excellence (Europe) from Ethibel and 4 of the STOXX ESG Leaders indices.

For more information, you can follow us on twitter @societegenerale or visit our website www.societegenerale.com.



(1) The IFRIC 21 adjustment corrects the charges recognised in their entirety in Q1 so as to recognise only the portion relating to Q1, i.e. a quarter of the total

(2) Excluding litigation issues, in basis points for assets at the beginning of the period, including operating leases. Annualised calculation

(1)   Non-economic items detailed in methodology note No. 7

(2)   See methodology note No. 5

(3)   Interest, net of tax effect, to be paid to holders of deeply subordinated notes and undated subordinated notes in respect of Q1 16 amounts to respectively EUR -114 million and EUR +2 million (see methodology note No. 3)

(1)  This figure includes notably EUR 8.8 billion of deeply subordinated notes and EUR 0.4 billion of undated  subordinated notes

(2)   Fully-loaded ratios. See methodology note No. 5

(3)  The phased-in ratio, including the earnings of the current financial year, stood at 11.5% at end-March 2016, vs. 11.4% at end-December 2015. See methodology note No. 5

(1)  SG Russia's result: contribution of Rosbank, Delta Credit Bank, Rusfinance Bank, Societe Generale   Insurance, ALD Automotive and their consolidated subsidiaries to the results of the businesses. 

(1) Partial refund of the Euribor fine (EUR 218m)

(2) SRF contribution of EUR 197 million in  Q1 16 vs. EUR 101 million in Q1 15




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