Private sector lender Kotak Mahindra Bank’s standalone net profit jumped 40.3% to Rs 976.48 crore during the last quarter ended March 2017.
The bank had reported a net profit of Rs 695.78 crore in the corresponding quarter of 2015-16 fiscal.
Total standalone income rose by 9.9% to Rs 5,434.65 crore during the concluding quarter of 2016-17 as against Rs 4,947.32 crore in 2015-16, the bank said in a regulatory filing.
Looking at bank’s asset quality, there was a marginal uptick in gross non-performing assets (NPAs) ratio at 2.59% of the gross advances as on March 31, 2017 from 2.36% a year ago.
Likewise, net NPAs or bad loans were 1.26% of the net advances as on March 31, 2017, slightly up from 1.06% a year ago.
Thus, provisions for bad loans and contingencies too were restricted to Rs 267.37 crore for the quarter, against Rs 200.41 crore a year earlier.
For full fiscal 2016-17, Kotak Mahindra Bank’s net profit increased to Rs 3,411.50 crore from Rs 2,089.78 crore.
Total income in the last fiscal was Rs 21,176.09 crore, up from Rs 18,996.42 crore a year ago.
At the board of directors meeting held today, lender has proposed a dividend of Rs 0.60 per share for 2016-17.
Bank’s assets size grew to Rs 214,589.96 crore as at the end of March 2017 from Rs 192,259.79 crore in the year-ago period.
The stock was trading 1.26% higher at Rs 911.70 on BSE.