Canara Bank Q2 consolidated net profit up 14% at Rs 405 cr as bad loans fall to 8.68%

State-owned Canara Bank on Wednesday reported a rise of 14 percent in its consolidated net profit at Rs 405.49 crore for the second quarter ended September amid fall in bad loans and healthy income from operations

Press Trust of India November 06, 2019 18:20:39 IST
Canara Bank Q2 consolidated net profit up 14% at Rs 405 cr as bad loans fall to 8.68%
  • Canara Bank on Wednesday reported a rise of 14 percent in its consolidated net profit at Rs 405.49 crore for the second quarter ended September amid fall in bad loans and healthy income from operations

  • The bank had posted a net profit of Rs 356.55 crore during the corresponding July-September period of previous fiscal

  • Canara Bank's gross non-performing assets (NPAs) fell to 8.68% (Rs 38,711.33 cr) of gross advances by end of September 2019 from 10.56% (Rs 45,233.22 cr) a year-ago quarter

New Delhi: State-owned Canara Bank on Wednesday reported a rise of 14 percent in its consolidated net profit at Rs 405.49 crore for the second quarter ended September amid fall in bad loans and healthy income from operations.

The bank had posted a net profit of Rs 356.55 crore during the corresponding July-September period of last fiscal ended 31 March, 2019.

Total income (consolidated) in the second quarter of 2019-20 rose to Rs 15,509.36 crore as against Rs 13,437.83 crore in the same period of 2018-19, Canara Bank said in a regulatory filing.

Interest income stood at Rs 12,500.37 crore, up from Rs 11,015.93 crore.

The Consolidated Financial Statement (CFS) of the group companies comprises the result of eight subsidiaries, four associates including two Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) and a joint venture, the bank said.

On a standalone basis, bank posted an increase of 22 percent at Rs 364.92 crore during the quarter, up from Rs 299.54 crore in the year-ago period.

Total income rose to Rs 14,461.73 crore from Rs 12,679.06 crore.

The bank witnessed fall in its bad loans proportion with the gross non-performing assets (NPAs) standing at 8.68 percent (Rs 38,711.33 crore) of gross advances by end of September 2019 from 10.56 percent (Rs 45,233.22 crore) a year-ago.

Canara Bank Q2 consolidated net profit up 14 at Rs 405 cr as bad loans fall to 868

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Net NPAs too came down to 5.15 percent (Rs 22,090.04 crore) from 6.54 percent (Rs 26,777.64 crore).

Thus, provisions for bad loans for the quarter came down to Rs 2,297.43 crore from Rs 2,406.84 crore on a consolidated basis. On a standalone basis, it was down at Rs 2,295.61 crore from Rs 2,403.06 crore a year-ago.

The board of directors in it meeting held on 13 September, 2019 has considered and accorded its 'In principle approval' for amalgamation of Canara Bank and Syndicate Bank as advised by the alternative mechanism of government and to commence the process of amalgamation subject to all applicable approvals, the bank said.

"During the second quarter of the financial year, bank has received Rs 6,571 crore from government on 27 September, 2019 and 30 September, 2019 towards preferential allotment of equity shares and RBI has permitted the bank to consider the amount as part of CETl capital, pending allotment of equity shares," it said.

Provision Coverage Ratio as on 30 September, 2019 was 70.11 percent (68.62 percent as on June 30, 2019 and 61.39 percent as on 30 September,2018), the bank said.

Bank's total business grew by 7.71 percent at Rs 10.56 lakh crore; gross deposits was up by 10.42 percent at Rs 6.09 lakh crore and gross advances were up by 4.22 percent at Rs 4.46 lakh crore as on 30 September, 2019, the bank said in a release.

The stock of Canara Bank was trading at Rs 210.60 on BSE, up 1.86 percent from previous close.

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