ICICI Bank Q1 net rises 12% to Rs 2,976 cr

The gross non-performing assets (NPAs) as a percentage of total advances of the bank rose to 3.68 percent during the quarter under review from 3.05 percent in the same quarter last fiscal.

New Delhi: Private sector lender ICICI Bank on Friday reported a 12.08 per cent growth in net profit at Rs 2,976.16 crore, its record quarterly profit, for the quarter ended June despite increase in stress on asset quality.

The bank had a standalone net profit of Rs 2,655.30 crore in the corresponding quarter of the last fiscal.
Stock markets gave a thumps up to the result as it was better-than-expectated. Shares of the bank surged over 6 per cent following the announcement of quarterly numbers.

Shares of ICICI Bank were trading at Rs 305.90, up 5.14 per cent on BSE during the afternoon trade.
The gross non-performing assets (NPAs) as a percentage of total advances of the bank rose to 3.68 per cent during the quarter under review from 3.05 per cent in the same quarter last fiscal, ICICI Bank said in a filing to BSE.

Net NPA of the bank also rose to 1.58 per cent against 0.99 per cent in the same period a year ago.
In absolute terms, the GNPA rose to Rs 15,137.61 crore as against Rs 10,843.30 crore in the first quarter of the previous fiscal.

Total provisions rose to Rs 956 crore in the first quarter compared with Rs 726 crore in the same period a year ago.

However, the asset quality improved compared with March quarter when the gross NPA was 3.78 per cent.

Total income of the bank rose to Rs 15,802.45 crore in the first quarter of 2015-16, from Rs 14,616.71 crore in the three month period of last fiscal.

During the quarter net interest income increased by 14 per cent to Rs 5,115 crore as against Rs 4,492 crore in the same period a year ago. Non-interest income or fee income rose by 5% to Rs 2,990 crore from Rs 2,850 crore.

On a consolidated basis, ICICI Bank registered a 14 per cent increase in profit after tax to Rs 3,232 crore for the quarter ended June 30, from Rs 2,832 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2014.

During the quarter, the bank saw 14 per cent year-on-year growth in savings account deposits, and 25 per cent growth in retail advances.

Net interest margin improved to 3.54 per cent from 3.40 per cent in the first quarter of last fiscal.

The bank's capital adequacy at June 30 as per RBI guidelines on Basel III norms was 16.37 per cent and tier 1 capital adequacy was 12.26 per cent, well above regulatory requirements.

Its subsidiary ICICI Prudential Life Insurance achieved a profit of Rs 397 crore compared with Rs 382 crore in the same period a year ago.

General insurance subsidiary ICICI Lombard recorded profit growth of 61 per cent to Rs 116 crore as against Rs 72 crore during the first quarter of last fiscal.

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