HDFC Bank Q2 net up 27% to ₹6,345 crore
Lender’s retail loan growth slows
Private sector lender HDFC Bank on Saturday reported a net profit of ₹6,345 crore, for the quarter ended September 30, which is 26.8% higher than the same period of the previous year.
This was despite an increase in provisioning.
The growth in profit comes on the back of a 39.2% growth in other income to ₹5,588.7 crore mainly due to gain from sale of investments.
Revaluation of investment gains stood at ₹480.7 crore during the quarter compared with a ₹32.8-crore loss in the same period of the previous quarter.
Net interest income
Net interest income (interest earned less interest expended for the quarter) grew to ₹13,515 crore from ₹11,763.4 crore, driven by an average asset growth of 15% and a core net interest margin for the quarter of 4.2%, the bank said in a statement.
Provisions increased sharply to ₹2,700.7 crore during the quarter from ₹1,820 crore mainly due to an increase in loan loss provisioning which went up to ₹2,038 crore from ₹1,572.5 crore.
Bad loans also rose on a year-on-year basis with gross non-performing asset ratio at 1.38% of gross advances compared with 1.33% a year ago.
Gross NPA ratio at the end of previous quarter was 1.4%.
“The bank held floating provisions of ₹1,451 crore as on September 30, 2019,” the statement said.
Deposits grew 22.6% year-on-year driven by current and savings account growth of 14.7% and fixed deposit growth of 28.3%. CASA deposits were 39.3% of the total deposits.
Advances grew by 19.5% mainly driven by corporate loan growth of 27.9%. Corporate loans are now 48% of the total book compared with 46% in the previous quarter.
Retail loan growth was 14.7%, which was 52% of the total loan book.
Growth in retail loans slowed down from the 16.5% reported in the previous quarter.
Year-on-year growth in auto loans was almost flat during the second quarter of the current financial year.
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