New Delhi: State-run lender Canara Bank today reported 52.1 per cent decline in net profit at Rs 228.9 crore in the first quarter ended June as it parked a higher share towards contingencies for bad loans.
The Bengaluru-headquartered bank's net profit in same quarter of the previous fiscal stood at Rs 478.84 crore, Canara Bank said in a regulatory filing to BSE.
The bank's provisions and contingencies rose to Rs 1,492.92 crore in the April-June quarter from Rs 1,359.73 crore in the same period a year ago.
Total income during the quarter under review declined to Rs 11,786.3 crore, from Rs 12,252.64 crore a year ago. Bank's asset quality deteriorated further as gross non-performing assets (NPAs) or bad loans stood at 9.71 per cent of gross advances in the first quarter of 2016-17 against 3.98 per cent in the same period of FY2015-16.
Net NPAs too slipped to 6.69 per cent of net advances as against 2.74 per cent a year ago.
However, shares of Canara Bank closed at 253.70 per unit up 5.31 per cent on the BSE.