SKS Microfinance, India’s only listed micro-lender, on Thursday announced net profit of Rs. 5 crore for the quarter ended June 2013 against the loss Rs. 39 crore in the corresponding quarter the previous year helped by increase in loan disbursements.
Net interest income rose by 71% to R70.6 crore in April-June quarter from Rs. 41.3 crore in corresponding quarter of the last financial year.
“With the overall improvement in the regulatory environment aiding our robust growth in credit assets and core income, we are gearing up for sustained growth and profits. Operating leverage and financial leverage will aid profitability,” said S Dilli Raj, chief financial officer, SKS Microfinance.
The non-Andhra Pradesh portfolio grew by 63% to R2,003 crore in first quarter of FY14 from R1,229 crore in the year-ago period.Shares of the company ended flat at Rs. 99.5 up 0.2% on the BSE on Thursday.