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Bank of Baroda posts Rs 1,779 crore revenue in March quarter

State-owned Bank of Baroda Friday reported a standalone revenue after tax of Rs 1,779 crore within the quarter ended March 2022, helped by greater curiosity revenue and fall in unhealthy loans.

The lender had a lack of Rs 1,047 crore within the year-ago interval.

In the final monetary 12 months, the financial institution posted a standalone web revenue of Rs 7,272 crore in comparison with Rs 829 crore in 2020-21.

“The 12 months went as per the steerage we gave firstly of the 12 months. Our thought was that we should always develop as per market and in addition defend our margins as a result of liquidity was ample and company lending was underneath stress by way of pricing.

“We have grown our (global gross) loan book by about 8.9 per cent during the year,” the financial institution’s Managing Director and CEO Sanjiv Chadha stated.

On the legal responsibility aspect, he stated the financial institution needed to verify its deposit development remained in step with asset development in order that there was no overhang of liquidity.

“So by keeping that discipline, we were able to have our CD (Credit Deposit) ratio at two percentage points higher at the end of the year as compared to the beginning of the year. On the deposit side, the growth came from the Casa ratio which moved to 44 per cent,” he stated.

Net Interest Income (NII) registered a development of 21.2 per cent at Rs 8,612 crore within the fourth quarter of FY22 as towards Rs 7,107 crore within the year-ago interval.

Net Interest Margin (NIM) within the fourth quarter stood at 3.08 per cent, a rise of 36 bps in comparison with the identical quarter of FY21.

Net Interest Margins (NIM) improved by 32 foundation factors (bps) y-o-y to three.03 per cent in FY22.

Gross Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) decreased to Rs 54,059 crore within the newest quarter from Rs 66,671 crore within the year-ago interval.

Gross NPA ratio improved to six.61 per cent from 8.87 per cent.

The web NPA ratio improved to 1.72 per cent as in contrast with 3.09 per cent. Slippages for the 12 months had been contained at 1.61 per cent.

“We have been guiding that there’s a secular development of enchancment in company credit score high quality. This is one thing that we’ve seen sustained over the past one 12 months regardless of the influence of COVID and we anticipate it to proceed.

“So, it should mean that slippage should come down further. We should see a further moderation in terms of credit cost. GNPA, net NPA have come down almost every quarter for the last year and we should see further improvement this year also,” Chadha stated.

Fresh slippages stood at Rs 4,514 crore within the reporting quarter. It recovered Rs 2,136 crore of unhealthy loans and upgraded Rs 1,112 crore of NPAs throughout the quarter.

Provision protection ratio stood at 88.71 per cent together with technical write off accounts and 75.28 per cent excluding TWO accounts in Q4FY22.

Total provisions elevated by 5.1 per cent to Rs 3,736 crore as towards Rs 3,555 crore in the identical quarter of the earlier fiscal.

Provisions for unhealthy loans rose by 13.2 per cent to Rs 5,200 crore from Rs 4,593 crore.

Capital to Risk (Weighted) Assets Ratio (CRAR) improved to fifteen.98 per cent in March 2022 from 14.99 per cent in March 2021. Tier-I stood at 13.49 per cent (Common Equity Tier-1 at 11.74 per cent, Additional Tier 1 at 1.75 per cent) and Tier-II stood at 2.49 per cent as of March 2022.

The lender will have a look at elevating Rs 2,000-2,500 crore by means of issuance of extra tier 1 bonds this 12 months, Chadha stated.

Domestic advances of the financial institution elevated by 6.7 per cent to Rs 6,84,153 crore as on March 31, 2022 from Rs 6,41,076 crore as of March 31, 2021.

Retail mortgage portfolio grew by 16.8 per cent led by development in private mortgage portfolio by 108.1 per cent, auto mortgage by 19.5 per cent and training mortgage by 16.7 per cent on a y-o-y foundation.

Agriculture mortgage portfolio grew by 10.3 per cent y-o-y to Rs 1,09,796 crore and MSME portfolio elevated by 5.4 per cent y-o-y to Rs 96,863 crore.

Corporate advances rose by 3.1 per cent to Rs 3,00,693 crore as of March 31, 2022.

Chadha expects a wholesome development in company mortgage guide within the present fiscal.

“We were committed not to dilute our margins so we made sure that we focus on areas where margins are better. I expect that with RBI moving to normalising interest rates, it should be possible to both grow as well as keep margins intact. I would expect corporate loan growth to be better this year,” he stated.

The lender is anticipating a mortgage development of 10-12 per cent in FY2023, he stated.

According to him, it could go for itemizing of its life insurance coverage three way partnership — IndiaFirst Life Insurance — the place it holds 65 per cent stake, within the present monetary 12 months.

The financial institution’s scrip ended at Rs 94.95 apiece, down 1.15 per cent on BSE.

Source: www.financialexpress.com”

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