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IDBI Bank: Bad loans crisis worsens as fourth quarter net loss doubles to Rs 3,200 crore
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New Delhi, Friday, May 19, 2017 | 08:11 IST
IDBI net loss doubles to Rs 3,200 cr, gross NPAs rise to 21.25%

State-owned IDBI Bank's net loss nearly doubled to Rs 3,200 crore in the quarter to March 2017, mainly due to higher provisioning for bad loans.

The bank's net loss was Rs 1,736 crore in the January-March quarter of 2015-16. As per the financial result posted by the bank on stock exchanges, its annual loss for 2016-17 too widened to Rs 5,158 crore as against Rs 3,665 crore in the previous fiscal.

IDBI's total income during the fourth quarter of 2016-17 was Rs 8,048 crore, down from Rs 8,275 crore in the year-ago quarter leading to reduced operational income.

The bank made provisions worth Rs 4,590 crore in the fourth quarter to deal with non-performing assets (NPAs). The provisioning was Rs 3,331 crore in the corresponding quarter of 2015-16.

The gross NPAs almost doubled to 21.25 per cent of the gross advances in the fourth quarter of the last fiscal compared to 10.98 per cent in the corresponding period of the previous financial year.

The net NPAs were 13.21 per cent against 6.78 per cent.

The bank, however, reported increase in net interest income which went up by 14.43 per cent from Rs 1,427 crore for the quarter ended March 2016 to Rs 1,633 crore for the three months ended March 2017. The net interest margin (NIM) too has increased.

The bank's shares tanked 7.77 per cent to close at Rs 70 on BSE on Thursday. Intra-day, it dived 8.95 per cent to Rs 69.10.

On NSE, shares of the company plummeted 7.89 per cent to end at Rs 69.95.

The company's market valuation declined by Rs 1,214.29 crore to Rs 14,411.71 crore.

In terms of volume, 13.17 lakh shares of the company were traded on BSE.

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