The PSU bank reported widened net loss at Rs 5,662.76 crore in the quarter ending March 2018 due to higher provisioning for non-performing assets (NPAs).
State-owned IDBI Bank today reported widened net loss at Rs 5,662.76 crore in the quarter ending March 2018 due to higher provisioning for non-performing assets (NPAs). The bank had reported a net loss of Rs 3,199.77 crore in the corresponding January-March quarter of 2016-17. The bank’s income during January-March 2018 was Rs 7,913.82 crore, marginally up from Rs 7,703.19 crore in the year-ago period, it said in a regulatory filing.
IDBI Bank’s gross NPA soared to 27.95 per cent of its loans at March 2018-end compared to 21.25 per cent at the end of March 2017. Similarly, the net NPAs were 16.69 per cent compared to 13.21 per cent. In absolute terms, gross bad loans stood at Rs 55,588.26 crore, up from Rs 44,752.59 crore on March 31, 2017.
The filing said the provisioning for NPAs were raised to Rs 10,773.30 crore in the fourth quarter of the fiscal ended March 2018, up from Rs 6,054.39 crore parked aside in the year ago period. IDBI Bank’s shares were trading at Rs 65 on BSE, down 3.27 per cent.