Performance Analysis of Commercial Banks in the Kingdom of Bahrain (2001-2015)

International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues (July,2017) Vol. 7, No.3, pp.729-737.

9 Pages Posted: 2 Jan 2020

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Iqbal Thonse Hawaldar

Kingdom University

Lokesh Lokesh

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abhaya Kumar

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Prakash Pinto

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Sheila M Sison

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: July 16, 2017

Abstract

Banking sector plays a leading role in financing a country’s economic activities. Its performance is crucial in determining a country’s economic growth. This paper examines the performance of commercial retail banks (conventional and Islamic) in Bahrain and financial ratios were used for the period of 15 years 2001-2015 on parameters such as profitability, liquidity, operating efficiency, capital adequacy and leverage. The empirical results revealed that conventional retail banks, except for Bahrain development bank, have consistent performance in return on assets and return on equity while among the Islamic retail banks, the performance of Kuwait finance house is satisfactory in terms of profitability. The data also shows that all banks have satisfactory risk assets ratio. The commercial banks’ profitability and capital adequacy as well as their profitability and efficiency are statistically correlated. There is a significant difference in the capital adequacy but no significant difference in profitability and liquidity was found among the listed commercial retail banks.

Keywords: Performance Analysis, Conventional Banks, Islamic Banks

JEL Classification: G20, G21

Suggested Citation

Hawaldar, Iqbal Thonse and Lokesh, Lokesh and Kumar, Abhaya and Pinto, Prakash and Sison, Sheila M, Performance Analysis of Commercial Banks in the Kingdom of Bahrain (2001-2015) (July 16, 2017). International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues (July,2017) Vol. 7, No.3, pp.729-737. , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3504540

Iqbal Thonse Hawaldar (Contact Author)

Kingdom University ( email )

Sanad
Bahrain

Lokesh Lokesh

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Abhaya Kumar

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Prakash Pinto

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Sheila M Sison

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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