Indian Overseas Bank, a state-run lender, reported its second straight quarterly loss on Thursday as bad loans surged, sending its shares down by as much as 10 per cent.
UCO Bank and Allahabad Bank, two other public sector lenders that reported quarterly results on Thursday, also saw their bad loan ratios widening, leading to a fall in their share prices.
Chennai-based Indian Overseas Bank reported a net loss of Rs 516 crore ($83.45 million) for the third quarter ended December 31, 2014. Gross non-performing loans as a percentage of advances rose to 8.12 per cent from 7.35 per cent in the year-ago period. Provisions rose nearly a third from the September quarter.