Westpac resumes dividend as profits plummet 62pc

Original article by James Frost, James Eyers
The Australian Financial Review – Page: Online : 3-Nov-20

Westpac announced on 2 November that it had recorded a full-year cash profit of $2.608 billion, down 62 per cent. Cash earnings by its consumer bank unit were down 12 per cent to $2.7 billion, while earnings by its business bank unit declined by 62 per cent to $734 million. Impairments for bad and doubtful debts were raised by $2.2 billion to $6.2 billion, while Westpac will pay a pay a fully franked final dividend of $0.31 per share on 18 December.

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WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION – ASX WBC, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED – ASX ANZ, NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LIMITED – ASX NAB, COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA – ASX CBA

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