ICICI Bank Q2 profit down 34% to Rs2,058 crore, bad loans stable

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ICICI Bank Q2 net profit belies estimates, falls 34% to Rs 2058 crore

Kochhar said ICICI Bank retains its earlier guidance that additions to non-performing assets (NPAs) this fiscal year will be lower than previous year's.

The private sector bank is still waiting for the final report of the central bank's annual supervision exercise, Chief Executive Chanda Kochhar told reporters on a conference call, adding they will disclose the findings of this audit in the third quarter.

The bank's total capital adequacy ratio (CAR) was at 17.89 percent and Tier-I vehicle was at 14.85 per cent as on September 30, 2017. Fee income increased 9% on a year-on-year basis to ₹2,570 crore.

Net interest income (interest earned less interest expended) was up 39 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) at ₹420 crore. A Bloomberg analysts' survey forecast a net profit of Rs 2,570 crore. Kochhar said they included Rs 651 crore in provisions towards dud assets mandated to be resolved under the insolvency laws.

Loans grew nearly 35 percent in the September quarter, Yes Bank said, at a much faster pace that the system loan growth of just about 7 percent.

Gross bad loans as a percentage of total loans jumped to 1.82 percent at end-September from 0.97 percent a quarter earlier and 0.83 percent in the year-ago period.

ICICI Banks total provisions went up to Rs 4,502 crore as compared the quarter agos Rs 2,483 crore.

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The bank said that it has exposure to 18 accounts that are part of a second list of defaulters compiled by RBI.

As on June 30, 2017, the lender's gross NPA was at 13.66 per cent while its net NPA ratio was at 8.67 per cent.

"If you look at last quarter our slippages was at Rs 5,511 but now it has declined to Rs 3,367 crore".

"The PNB has the exposure in nine accounts out of 12 stressed accounts referred to IBC and the exposure would be to the tune of Rs 12,000 crore in the nine accounts". The year-on-year growth in domestic advances was 13 percent driven by healthy retail loans.

"The bank's asset quality continues to demonstrate resilience after duly incorporating the full impact of the RBS observations for 2016-17", Rana Kapoor, managing director & CEO of Yes Bank, said.

The bank scrip closed 0.57 per cent up at Rs 300.95 a piece on the BSE, as against a 0.03 per cent gains on the benchmark.

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