HSBC Bank is back in the black in Australia, recording a profit before tax of $31.5 million in the year to December 2002, compared with a loss of $200,000 in 2001.
After tax, HSBC recorded a profit of $71.0 million for the year, compared with a net profit in 2001 of $1.1 million.
The bank had been carrying forward more than $50 million in future income tax benefit, but through a change in accounting policy, recorded an income tax credit of $39.5 million this year. Excluding the income tax credit, HSBC recorded a net profit of $31.5 million.
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