State Bank of India on Tuesday reported a 5.9 per cent increase in net profit at Rs 4,713.57 crore for the first quarter ended June on the back of a decline in bad loans.
The nation's biggest lender registered a consolidated net profit of Rs 4,448.15 crore in the same quarter last year. Total income rose to Rs 62,927.46 crore, from Rs 60,620.93 crore in April-June of 2014-15.
The bank's provisions for bad loans fell to Rs 3,358.58 crore as against Rs 3,903.41 crore in the year-ago period.
At the same time, its gross non-performing assets (NPAs) dropped to 4.29 per cent of total advances at the end of June, against 4.90 per cent a year ago.
On a standalone basis, the bank's net profit increased by 10.2 per cent to Rs 3,692.43 crore for the quarter under review as against Rs 3,349.08 crore a year ago.
Total income was up at Rs 44,730.87 crore during the quarter, against Rs 40,739.21 crore in the year-ago period. In value terms, SBI's gross NPAs slumped to Rs 56,420.77 crore (4.29 per cent of loans) during the June quarter, from Rs 60,434.24 crore (4.90 per cent) on a y-o-y basis.
Net NPAs of the bank declined to Rs 28,669.14 crore (2.24 per cent) at the end of the first quarter, against Rs 31,883.80 crore (2.66 per cent) in the year-ago period.
During the quarter, the interest earned by SBI rose to Rs 39,642.89 crore compared with Rs 36,487.12 crore in the same period a year ago.
Capital adequacy ratio as per Basel III norms came down to 12 per cent at the end of June 30 as against 12.33 per cent at the end of the first quarter last fiscal.
Government share holding in the bank rose to 59.15 per cent following capital infusion of Rs 2,970 crore. Following the announcement of results, shares of SBI closed 4.87 per cent lower to Rs 269.30 on BSE.
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