Highlights (Standalone Basis):
Operating profit of INR 2,690 crore, up by 15.10% YoY; the highest in the last 6 quarters.
Profit after Tax of INR 552 crore up by 345% y-o-y and 30% q-o-q
Gross NPA at INR 42,949 crore remains stable while Net NPA at INR 19,342 crore down on Q-o-Q basis. GNPA at 11.35% and Net NPA at 5.46%.
Provision Coverage Ratio (PCR) improved to 62.95% as on September 30, 2016 from 60.17% as on June 30, 2016 and 60.09% & 52.70% as on March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015 respectively.
Domestic CASA grew on an average by 14.95% (on y-o-y basis) and 3.34% (on q-o-q basis) driven by Savings bank deposit growth of 16.06% and 3.91% (on y-o-y and q-o-q basis respectively).
Domestic CASA as %age of domestic deposits on average basis stood at 33.63% as compared to 29.16% as at September 30, 2015 and 30.62% as at March 31, 2016. On terminal basis, Domestic CASA percentage stood at 34.23%.
Continued focus on recovery and collections, portfolio rebalancing and improving profitability.
CRAR (Basel III) stood at 12.94% with Tier I ratio of 10.59% and CET 1 of 10.09%, excluding profits of current half year FY17.
Bank of Baroda announced its audited results for the Q2 of FY 2017, following the approval of its Board of Directors on November 11, 2016.
Results at a Glance (Standalone Basis)
All figures in INR crore.
BUSINESS: The Bank’s Total Business stood at INR 9,21,681 crore as at September 30, 2016 down from INR 10,27,358 crore as at September 30, 2015 on account of planned and structured rundown of assets and liabilities.
Total Deposits stood at INR 5,67,531 crore as at September 30, 2016 as against INR 6,12,458 crore as at September 30, 2015. Corresponding figures for Average Deposits (based on daily averages) were INR 5,52,714 crore and INR 5,83,650 crore.
The Bank has rundown high cost liabilities to improve the deposit mix leading to reduction in cost of domestic deposits from 6.61% as at March 31, 2016 to 6.20% as at September 30, 2016 and also improvement in ratio of domestic CASA deposits to domestic deposits on average basis at 33.63% as compared to an average of 29.16% as at September 30, 2015 and 30.62% as at March 31, 2016. On a terminal basis, Domestic CASA percentage was at 34.23%. Domestic Savings bank deposit saw a robust growth of 16.06% y-o-y on an average basis.
Total Advances (Net) were INR 3,54,150 crore as at September 30, 2016 against INR 4,14,900 crore as at September 30, 2015 and Average Advances (Gross – based on daily averages) were INR 3,76,955 crore and INR 4,06,391 crore respectively.
The Bank’s International Business continues to occupy a significant position. As at September 30, 2016, the International Operations contributed 29.34% to the Bank’s Total Business. As a part of rebalancing of the International book, a portion of low yielding assets have been substituted with higher yielding local credit.
INCOME: The Bank’s Total Income stood at INR 12,047 crore in Q2 FY17. Net Interest Income stood at INR 3,426 crore up by 5.61% y-o-y. Other Income increased by 36.54% on y-o-y basis to INR 1,562 crore, driven by improved core fee income as well as trading gains.
EXPENSES: The Bank’s Total Expenses declined by 6.09% (y-o-y basis) to INR 9,356 crore in Q2 FY 17 driven primarily by reduction in cost of deposits. The interest expenses reduced by 10.78% (y-o-y basis) from INR 7,912 crore as at September 30, 2015 to INR 7,059 crore as at September 30, 2016.
PROFIT: Prudent management of assets and liabilities as detailed above has led to improvement in profitability. The Bank’s Operating Profit was INR 2,690 crore in Q2 FY17 (as against INR 2,337 crore in Q2 FY 16), which is the highest in the last six quarters.
The Bank posted a Net Profit of INR 552 crore for Q2 FY 17.
NET INTEREST MARGIN: The Net Interest Margin (NIM) for Domestic operations has improved from 2.80% to 2.85% while global margin improved to 2.29% from 2.23% last quarter.
ASSET QUALITY: Gross NPA (GNPA) of the Bank remained stable at INR 42,949 crore as on September 30, 2016 as compared to INR 42,991 crore as at June 30, 2016. The Gross NPA ratio stood at 11.35% as compared to 11.15% as at June 30, 2016. The corresponding figures of the Net NPA ratio stood at 5.46% and 5.73% respectively.
Total Restructured Standard Assets of the Bank were INR 13,860 crore as on September 30, 2016. The total Stressed Assets (GNPA + Restructured Standard Assets) were 15.02% of the Gross Advances.
PROVISIONS AND CONTINGENCIES: Provisions and Contingencies (excluding tax provisions) made by the Bank stood at INR 1,796 crore in Q2 FY17. Provisions against NPAs/ Bad Debts written off stood at INR 1,630 crore in Q2 FY17.
The Provision Coverage Ratio (PCR) improved to 62.95% as at September 30, 2016 as compared to 60.17% last quarter and 60.09% & 52.70% as on March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015 respectively.
Provision for tax was INR 342 crore.
CAPITAL ADEQUACY: The CRAR on standalone basis (Basel III) is 12.94% as at September 30, 2016. Out of this, the Tier 1 capital was 10.59% and CET 1 Capital was 10.09%.
TRANSFORMATION OF THE BANK: The Bank is progressing on the execution of Project Navoday – a comprehensive business transformation that seeks to deliver a differentiated world-class customer experience enabled by an energised and engaged team. The Bank has set up a state-of-the-art War Room and constituted a dedicated team for monitoring the progress of Project Navoday.
The Bank has re-organized the Corporate Banking vertical with a dedicated team of Relationship Managers and a Centralized Credit Processing team with sector specialization. Various digitization initiatives are underway such as:
Testing of digitally enabled account opening which significantly reduces turnaround time (TAT);
Self-service account opening kiosks based on Aadhar validation, which facilitates instant customer account opening; and Disbursement of loans and deposits with reduced TAT.
The Bank has also launched innovative solutions such as Digital Portable Branches in rural areas, which has the state-of-the art digital technology for the residents in the hinterland.
The Bank is working on the execution of Project WeLead – a comprehensive leadership development program and Project Anubhuti – to boost employee engagement.
The Bank is also putting in place partnerships in multiple areas such as for Startup financing, MUDRA loans, E-Commerce & Fintech firms.
Bank of Baroda’s efforts around brand building continue with the Bank being ranked 21st amongst Best Indian Brands 2016 in Brand Equity. The Bank has announced a brand endorsement with ace Indian Badminton players P V Sindhu and K Srinath who represented on the international stage at the Rio 2016 Olympics. The association reaffirms the Bank’s commitment to the promotion of sports and young sporting talent in India.
The transformation will enable the Bank to realize improved market share, quality growth of balance sheet, diversified portfolio, enhanced fee income, strengthened internal controls and compliance, and on the back of implementing cutting-edge digital technology solutions. While this transformation exercise will be undertaken over a period of 18 months, the early benefits have started flowing from Q2 FY 2017.ends