Bank of Baroda Q2: PAT rises 28% YoY to Rs 4,253 cr

MUMBAI – Bank of Baroda on Saturday reported a 28.4% year-on-year (YoY) rise in net profit for the quarter ended September 2023 to Rs 4,253 crore. Total income from operations increased by 39% on year to Rs 32,033 crore.

Net interest income (NII), the difference between interest earned and interest expended, grew by 6.5% YoY to Rs 10,831 crore.

The non-interest income grew more than two-fold on year to Rs 4,171 crore during the quarter.

Provisions and contingencies for the quarter increased to Rs 2,161 crore from Rs 1,627 crore a year ago.

The gross non-performing assets ratio as of September end stood at 3.32%, compared to 5.31% a year ago and 3.51% a quarter ago. The net non-performing assets ratio as of September end stood at 0.76%, compared to 1.16% a year ago and 0.78% a quarter ago.

The capital adequacy ratio under Basel-III norms was 15.30% as of September end, compared to 15.25% a year ago.

The global net interest margin (NIM) for the quarter stood at 3.07%, the state-owned lender said in a release.

Operating profit for the quarter increased by 33% on year to Rs 8,020 crore. The cost-to-income ratio reduced to 46.54% from 49.74% a year ago.

The bank’s balance sheet remained robust, with a provision coverage ratio of 93.16%. The credit cost remained below 1% at 0.92% during the quarter.

The global advances saw a strong 17% YoY growth during the quarter, led by robust retail loan book growth. Organic retail advances grew by 22%, led by higher focus on auto loan, home loan, personal loan, mortgage loan, and education loan.

The lender achieved a total business of Rs 22.74 lakh crore, registering a growth of 16% YoY.

On Friday, shares of Bank of Baroda ended nearly 2% up at Rs 203.80 on the National Stock Exchange.

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