Top mortgage lender HDFC today reported a tepid 9.6 per cent growth in consolidated net profit at Rs 2,646.35 crore for the three months to March as it had to set aside Rs 384 crore towards deferred tax liabilities during the period.
The deferred tax liability on special reserves for the year, amounting to Rs 384 crore, has been charged to the statement of profit and loss account in determining the consolidated profit, HDFC Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Keki Mistry told reporters here.
“After providing for deferred tax liabilities on special reserves, net profit for the quarter stood at Rs 1,862 crore as against Rs 1,723 crore last year on a standalone basis,” Mistry said.
The company had posted a consolidated net profit of Rs 2,414.70 crore in the January-March quarter of 2013-14.
Total income on a consolidated basis rose to Rs 14,726.18 crore in the last quarter of 2014-15, up from Rs 12,266.47 crore in the year-ago period.
For the fiscal year 2014-15, consolidated net profit stood at Rs 8,763 crore as against Rs 7,948 crore in 2013-14.
Total income on consolidated basis during 2014-15 increased to Rs 48,315.69 crore from Rs 40,753.17 crore in the previous year.
During the year, the loan book grew 16 per cent at Rs 2,28,181 crore as against Rs 1,97,100 crore the previous year.
“This growth of 16 per cent has been calculated after reducing the loan sold during the last 12 months which amounted to Rs 8,249 crore, of which Rs 5,000 crore was sold in the fourth quarter,” Mistry said.
For the full year (2014-15), after providing Rs 365 crore for this tax, standalone net profit stood at Rs 5,990 crore, a growth of 10 per cent over Rs 5,440.24 crore, he said.
The individual loan book grew 23 per cent and the non- individual one expanded 14 per cent. Of the total loan book, individual loans comprised 71 per cent. Further, 78 per cent of the incremental growth in the loan book during the fiscal came from individual loans.
“As of end March, the total loan outstanding was Rs 25,152 crore, on which we are earning a weighted average return of 1.25 per cent,” Mistry said.
Mistry said there was also some pick-up in the non- individual loan segment.
Total assets stood at Rs 2,53,952 crore in 2014-15 as against Rs 2,25,432 crore last year, an increase of 13 per cent. Net interest margin for the year was at 4 per cent compared to 4.06 per cent last year.
Gross non-performing loans as on March 31 were at 0.67 per cent as against 0.69 per cent. The non-performing loans of the individual portfolio stood at 0.51 per cent and those of the non-individual portfolio at 1.01 per cent.
The unrealised gains on HDFC’s listed investments amounted to Rs 55,185 crore as against Rs 38,213 crore last year, Mistry said.
The life insurance arm HDFC Life has reported a profit after tax of Rs 786 crore for the full year as against Rs 725 crore the previous year, while net income of HDFC AMC stood at Rs 416 crore, up from Rs 358 crore last year.
The non-life unit HDFC Ergo posted a lower profit Rs 104 crore on account of the impact of natural catastrophes such as the Kashmir floods, the Hudhud and Phailin cyclones, and due to a change in the depreciation policy, aligning it with the Companies Act, 2013, Mistry said.