HDFC Ltd Q2 profit declines 57 per cent to Rs 4,600 crore

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November 2, 2020 3:57 PM

Mortgage lender HDFC Ltd on Monday said its consolidated net profit declined by 57.5 per cent to Rs 4,600 crore in the July-September quarter of 2020-21.

Similarly, HDFC Bank claims that over 85% of the districts in the country are served by a branch of the private sector lender.Total income on a consolidated basis rose to Rs 34,090.45 crore in the said quarter from Rs 32,850.89 crore a year ago.

Mortgage lender HDFC Ltd on Monday said its consolidated net profit declined by 57.5 per cent to Rs 4,600 crore in the July-September quarter of 2020-21. The consolidated profit after tax attributable during the corresponding three months of 2019-20 stood at Rs 10,389 crore, HDFC said in a statement. Total income on a consolidated basis rose to Rs 34,090.45 crore in the said quarter from Rs 32,850.89 crore a year ago.

“During the quarter ended September 30, 2019, Rs 8,000 crore pertained to profit on loss of control of a subsidiary, GRUH Finance Limited. The stake sale of GRUH Finance by the Corporation was to facilitate the merger of GRUH with Bandhan Bank,” it said. On a standalone basis, its net profit declined by 28 per cent to Rs 2,870.12 crore from Rs 3,961.53 crore in the year-ago period. Total income (standalone) decreased to Rs 11,732.70 crore from Rs 13,494.12 crore a year ago.

The net interest income (NII) for the quarter ended September 30, 2020, stood at Rs 3,647 crore compared to Rs 3,021 crore in the previous year, representing a growth of 21 per cent. Net interest margin stood at 3.3 per cent at the end of the second quarter. As per regulatory norms, it said the gross non-performing loans as of September 30, 2020, stood at 1.81 per cent or Rs 8,511 crore in absolute terms.

In August 2020, HDFC raised Rs 10,000 crore of equity capital through a qualified institutions placement and it also mobilised Rs 307 crore upfront through an issue of warrants. HDFC Ltd sold 2,60,00,000 equity shares of HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited resulting in a pre-tax gain of Rs 1,240.59 crore, it said. “As at September 30, 2020, the Corporation’s equity shareholding in HDFC Life stood at 50.15 per cent. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has mandated that the Corporation reduce its shareholding in HDFC Life to 50 per cent or below by December 16, 2020,” it said.

The RBI has also directed the Corporation to reduce its shareholding in HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company Limited to 50 per cent or below within 6 months of merger of HDFC ERGO Health Insurance Limited with HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company Limited, it added. The capital adequacy ratio of the mortgage firm stood at 20.7 per cent, of which Tier I capital was 19.5 per cent. As per the regulatory norms, the minimum requirement for the capital adequacy ratio and Tier I capital is 14 per cent and 10 per cent respectively.

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