RBL Bank Q3 profit slips 69% to Rs 70 cr on rise in bad loans; net interest income up 41% to 923 cr

However, total income increased to Rs 2,64,430 crore as against Rs 1,029.20 crore for the same period year ago, RBL Bank said in a regulatory filing.

Press Trust of India January 22, 2020 18:26:43 IST
RBL Bank Q3 profit slips 69% to Rs 70 cr on rise in bad loans; net interest income up 41% to 923 cr
  • The bank's total income increased to Rs 2,64,430 crore as against Rs 1,029.20 crore for the same period year ago

  • Asset quality of the bank deteriorated with gross NPAs rising to 3.33% of gross advances as on 31 December 2019

  • The net interest margin improved year-on-year basis to 4.57% in the reported quarter from 4.12%

New Delhi: RBL Bank on Wednesday reported a 69 percent dip in its net profit at Rs 69.9 crore for the quarter ended 31 December 2019 on account of rise in bad loans.

The  had registered a net profit of Rs 225.20 crore in October-December period of the previous fiscal.

However, total income increased to Rs 2,64,430 crore as against Rs 1,029.20 crore for the same period year ago, the bank said in a regulatory filing.

RBL Bank Q3 profit slips 69 to Rs 70 cr on rise in bad loans net interest income up 41 to 923 cr

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Net interest income was up 41 percent to Rs 922.6 crore during the quarter as against Rs 655.10 crore in the year-ago period.

Asset quality of the bank deteriorated with gross non-performing assets (NPAs) rising to 3.33 percent of gross advances as on 31 December 2019 from 1.38 percent in the year-ago period.

Net NPAs also rose to 2.07 percent of net loans from 0.72 percent in the corresponding quarter of 2018-19, the bank said.

As a result provisions (other than tax) and contingencies rose significantly to Rs 638.29 crore from Rs 160.68 crore in the same quarter a year ago.

However, the net interest margin improved year-on-year basis to 4.57 percent in the reported quarter from 4.12 percent.

The bank in a separate regulatory filing said it has approved re-appointment of Rajeev Ahuja as the executive director for a period of three years with effect from February 21, 2020, subject to the approval of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

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