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Standard Bank Namibia Expects Surge in Profit for 2023

  • Profit Surge: Standard Bank Namibia expects a significant increase in profit for 2023, up to 28% higher than the previous year.
  • Earnings Per Share Boost: Anticipated earnings per share and headline earnings per share to rise by 18% to 28%.
  • Audited Results Release: The audited financial results for 2023 are set to be unveiled around March 14, 2024.

Standard Bank Namibia Limited has announced its anticipated financial performance for the year ended December 31, 2023. The company has indicated that it expects a substantial increase in profit compared to the previous year’s figures.

Profit After Tax Projection

According to the trading statement released by SBN Holdings Limited, the profit after tax for the fiscal year 2023 is forecasted to be between 18% and 28% higher than the figures reported for the comparative period. This notable surge in profit suggests a robust performance by the bank in navigating economic challenges and capitalizing on opportunities in the market.

Earnings Per Share Outlook

Investors and stakeholders can anticipate a significant boost in earnings per share (EPS) and headline earnings per share (HEPS) for the year ended December 31, 2023. The expected increase in EPS and HEPS is projected to be between 18% and 28%, translating to a range of 140 to 152 cents per share compared to the previous year’s 119 cents.

Financial Results Release

Noteholders and shareholders are advised that the financial data forming the basis of this trading statement have not yet undergone review by the Group’s external auditors. The audited annual financial results for the year ended December 31, 2023, are scheduled for release around March 14, 2024. This release will provide a comprehensive overview of Standard Bank Namibia’s performance and financial position for the year.

Implications for Investors

The anticipated surge in profit and earnings per share indicates positive momentum for Standard Bank Namibia. Investors may view this as a promising sign of the company’s resilience and effectiveness in navigating market dynamics. The announcement may also influence investment decisions and contribute to market sentiment towards the bank’s stock.

Board of Directors and Governance

The trading statement was issued by order of the board, led by Chairman H Maier and Chief Executive Erwin Tjipuka. The board’s oversight and governance play a crucial role in ensuring transparency and accountability in the disclosure of financial performance and projections.


Standard Bank Namibia’s projected surge in profit for the year 2023 reflects its commitment to delivering value to shareholders and stakeholders amidst a challenging economic landscape. The upcoming release of audited financial results will provide further insights into the bank’s performance and strategic direction. Investors and the financial community will keenly await the release to assess the bank’s performance and prospects for the future.



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