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Most private banks in Ethiopia ended the last fiscal year with positive results although market conditions have changed in the past few years making the outlook for this year and beyond much more challenging. As highlighted above notable variations were seen among private banks in terms of their comparative financials and performances. In terms of Earning per Share (EpS), which reflects the portion of a company’s profit allocated to each share, the large seven private banks continue to hold dominant positions by exhibiting higher than the industry average of 32Pct EpS while the remaining banks exhibits below the average EpS of the industry. 

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