MSB-Brief-[NONRATED]-Bad debt acceleration
We tuned in to MSB’s analyst meeting on May 24 which featured the strategical visibility on the bank and shed some light on its 1Q23 operational updates. The ratio of loan type 2-5 to cross loan and NPL climbed to 5.2% (vs. 3.1% as of end-2022) and 2.0% (vs. 1.7% as of end-2022) respectively. We note that the 1Q23 loan type 2 grew +146%YTD to VND4,337bn, about added VND2,700bn. Restructuring loan on circular 02 is estimated at VND229bn. Of which, SME and retail estimate VNsD189bn and VND40bn respectively according to the management.