Full-year 2022 highlights

  • Statutory NPAT was $9.673 billion, up 9%
  • Cash NPAT of $9.595 billion was 11% higher reflecting operational performance, volume growth in core businesses and a loan impairment benefit.
  • Net interest margin was 1.9%, down by 18bpts
  • Loan impairment expense decreased by $911 million to a benefit of $357 million, driven by reduced COVID-19 overlays partly offset by increased forward-looking adjustments for emerging risks including inflationary pressures, supply chain disruptions and rising interest rates.
  • Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) capital ratio of 11.5% (Level 2, APRA), well in excess of regulatory minimum capital requirements.
  • Final dividend of $2.10 per share, taking the total dividend for the year to $3.85 per share, fully franked.

Read a full in-depth analysis of our results.

Matt Comyn

Full-year 2022 results

Results at a glance

  • Balance sheet strength

    The bank continued to satisfy a significant portion of its funding requirements from customer deposits, which account for 74% of total funding (73% in Financial Year 2021). Customer deposits are considered the most stable source of funding.

  • Sustainable returns

    A final dividend of $2.10 a share has been declared, taking the total dividend for the 2022 financial year to $3.85 fully franked, an increase of 10% on the previous year. This represents a payout ratio of 68% of the bank’s cash earnings or 75% after normalising for long run loss rates. The board continues to target a full year pay-out ratio of between 70%-80% of cash net profit after tax. The final dividend will be paid to shareholders on or around 29 September 2022.

  • Capital position

    CBA has maintained a strong capital position with a Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) capital ratio as at 30 June 2022 of 11.5%, well in excess of regulatory minimum capital requirements. During the year the bank returned excess capital to shareholders via the successful completion of a $6 billion off-market share buy-back and commencing a $2 billion on-market buy-back which was announced in February 2022.

  • Supporting customers

    Over the past 12 months, 2.7 million customers were reached and offered natural disaster support assistance. Around 5 million customers were contacted about government benefits and rebates. The Benefits finder service in the CommBank App has seen more than 2.1 million claims initiated since its inception in 2019.

  • Business boost

    New services were launched for business bank customers including the touch screen standalone Smart payments terminal to support retail and hospitality businesses. The terminal is expected to have 20 apps in market by the end of this calendar year and already supports private health claims through CommBank Smart Health and Doshii for pay@table and bill splitting for hospitality customers.

  • Volume growth

    The group experienced strong volume growth during the financial year with $170 billion of new home lending, $33 billion of new business lending, a $41 billion increase in household deposits and a $24 billion rise in business deposits.

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