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SBI Q2 profit falls 33% on higher provisioning for bad loans

PTI  Mumbai, November 13, 2013
First Published: 13:43 IST(13/11/2013) | Last Updated: 14:21 IST(13/11/2013)

State Bank of India (SBI), the country's largest lender,on Wednesday posted a 33% drop in net profit at Rs. 3,072.77 crore for the quarter ended September 30 after higher provisioning for bad debts.

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The bank's consolidated profit was Rs. 4,575.31 crore a year earlier.

Total income on a consolidated basis rose to Rs. 53,118.63 crore from Rs. 49,917.47 crore in the same period a year ago, SBI said in a BSE filing.

On a standalone basis, SBI's profit declined 35% to Rs. 2,375 crore from Rs. 3,658.1 crore.

Total income was Rs. 37,199.92 crore as against Rs. 32,953.47 crore in the same period a year ago.

This is the bank's first earnings after Arundhati Bhattacharya took over as Chairperson on October 7.

Provisions for non-performing assets during the quarter rose to Rs. 2,645.40 crore as against Rs. 1,837.19 crore in the same period of the previous financial year.

As of September 30, the bank's gross non-performing assets (NPAs) deteriorated to 5.64 % of gross advances, compared with 5.15% year a year ago. Net NPAs rose to 2.91% from 2.44%.

SBI shares traded at Rs. 1,724.90, up 2.95% on the BSE.


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