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HindustanTimes Sun,23 Nov 2014

SBI net up 4%, loans bite

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, February 14, 2013
First Published: 22:16 IST(14/2/2013) | Last Updated: 22:18 IST(14/2/2013)

India's largest bank, State Bank of India (SBI) on Thursday announced a 4% year-on-year rise in its net profit to Rs. 3,396 crore for the quarter ending December from Rs.3,263 crore in the corresponding period of the previous year due to a decline in interest income as bad loans in a slowing economy bit into its performance.

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Net interest income declined 3% to Rs.11,155 crore against Rs.11,519 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous year.

The gross non-performing assets (NPAs) - loans that stop yielding interest - grew to Rs.53,457 crore during the quarter under review against Rs.40,098 crore in the year-ago period.

Gross NPA as a percentage of total loan rose to 5.30% from 4.61% in the year-ago period.

Non interest income jumped 76% to Rs.3,649 crore during the quarter from Rs.2,073 crore in the year-ago period.

The bank's shares declined 2% to close at Rs.2,214 on the Bombay Stock Exchange.


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