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Central Bank of India Q4 profit declines 4% to Rs 162 crore

Last Updated: Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 16:47

Mumbai: Central Bank of India recorded a 4 percent decline in net profit to Rs 162.44 crore in the fourth quarter ended March 31.

The state-owned bank had posted a profit of Rs 169.15 crore in the January-March quarter of 2012-13, according to a filing to the BSE. Total income increased to Rs 6,961.67 crore from Rs 6,403.57 crore.

For 2013-14, the bank made a loss of Rs 1,262.84 crore, compared with a profit of Rs 1,014.96 crore in the previous financial year, due to higher provisioning.

Total income in 2013-14 rose to Rs 26,350.13 crore from Rs 23,527.98 crore in 2012-l3.

Provisions, other than tax, and contingencies surged to Rs 4,232.57 crore in FY14 compared with Rs 1,852.81 crore in FY13.

The bank's gross non-performing assets (NPAs), or bad loans, as a percentage of total advances, rose to 6.27 percent from 4.8 percent in the same quarter a year ago.

Net NPAs increased to 3.75 percent from 2.9 percent at the end of March 2013.

First Published: Saturday, May 10, 2014 - 16:47
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