Shares of Bharat Financial Inclusion, formerly SKS Microfinance, today surged by 10.6 per cent after the company reported four-fold jump in net profit at Rs 235.9 crore for the first quarter of 2016-17. The stock gained 10.58 per cent to close at Rs 844.90 apiece on the BSE. It had reached a 52-week high of Rs 890.75 per share during the afternoon trade. On the NSE, the shares of company settle at Rs 844.05 apiece, a jump of 10.52 per cent from the previous close. The microfinance institution had posted a net profit of Rs 61.15 crore during the April-June quarter 2015-16. During the first quarter of current fiscal, the company saw a 53 per cent jump in total income at Rs 368.95 crore compared to the same period year-ago.
As of June 30, 2016, the company had a net worth of Rs 1,627 crore and a capital adequacy of 23.2 per cent. Bharat Financial Inclusion said that its gross loan portfolio, excluding the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana registered a 76 per cent year-on-year growth to Rs 8,463 crore for the quarter-ending June 30, 2016. Further, the company has added 7.7 lakh borrowers and ended the quarter with a borrower base of 50.9 lakhs — this is a 38 per cent increase on year-on-year basis. Loan disbursements increased by 59 per cent to Rs 3,769 crore, for the period under review.