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Commentary On Metro Bank plc

Title: Metro Bank – Crashes On Not Good Enough News!
Company: MTRO - Metro Bank plc
Share Price Then: 1491p
Author: Ian Smith
Date: Wed 23 Jan 2019
Comments: Metro Bank dropped to 1,491p or 30% on what appeared to be an okay trading update, this drops the P/E ratio to around 117!

So is this an over reaction or the case of a bank “buying” business as it doesn't have the uniqueness that it likes to promote itself as having?

Whilst Metro is mostly a retail bank with 1.5million accounts and 60 “stores” (branches) it is also a provider of commercial loans.

From the this update and the 3rd quarter report the simple numbers are £50million profit on £14billion worth of loans and £16billion of deposits, apparently the expected profits were supposed to be close to £60million.

About 33% of loans are to commercial customers, 65% residential mortgages and 2% other consumer loans and unless I am misreading the last quarterly report they seem to be allowing 0.2% of the loan value for bad debt under IFRS 9 rules!

In July 2018 Metro bank raised £300 million by issuing new shares representing about 10% of the issued shares, so a £50million profit is pretty small change and coming back for more cash doesn’t seem impossible.
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