Central Bank of India reports Q1 profit at Rs 118 crore on falling provisions for bad loans, net NPAs stand at Rs 11,440 crore

New Delhi: Central Bank of India on Tuesday reported a net profit of Rs 118.33 crore for the June quarter 2019-20 as against a loss in the year-ago period on falling provisions for bad loans.

In April-June 2018-19, the public sector lender reported a loss of Rs 1,522.24 crore.

Total income in the latest quarter rose to Rs 6,493.55 crore as against Rs 5,904.82 crore in the same period of the previous fiscal, the bank said in a regulatory filing.

 Central Bank of India reports Q1 profit at Rs 118 crore on falling provisions for bad loans, net NPAs stand at Rs 11,440 crore

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The lender witnessed an improvement in its asset quality as gross non-performing assets (NPAs) were brought down to 19.93 percent of gross advances as at end of June 2019, from 22.17 percent by the year-ago period.

Net NPAs or bad loans came down to 7.98 percent from 10.58 percent.

In absolute terms, gross NPAs were Rs 32,908.44 crore at the end of June quarter 2019, as against Rs 38,777.66 crore by the year-ago same period.

Net NPAs stood at Rs 11,440.59 crore as against Rs 16,086.25 crore earlier.

A fall in bad asset ratio led to decline in provisioning which came down to Rs 897.42 crore for the June quarter of this fiscal as against Rs 2,538.14 crore parked aside for June quarter of 2018-19.

The provision coverage ratio of the bank is 76.85 percent (66.42 percent a year ago), the bank said.

The stock of Central Bank of India settled at Rs 17.40 on BSE, up 2.05 percent from the previous close.

Updated Date: Aug 06, 2019 18:33:06 IST