First Metro president Roberto Juanchito Dispo said that the company participated in 60 percent of last year's record breaking deals of P625.6 billion.
said the company is confident that this year, when the much awaited ratings upgrade will happen will be a "breakout" year.
"Our company, as a matter of business strategy, will take advantage of the numerous opportunities that will come our way but will remain optimistically cautious," Dispo
It holds an aggregate 70 market share in peso-denominated corporate and government debt transactions.
With assets of P79 billion and a market capitalization of P21.9 billion as of end 2012, it is the largest investment bank in the country today.
said that the treasury group alone made a solid P1.22 billion income for the period, P41 million higher than last year's income of P1.18 billion.