NEW DELHI: (SBI) on Saturday reported a 6.70 per cent year-on-year (YoY) drop in net profit at Rs 6,068.08 crore compared with Rs 6,504 crore in the same quarter last year.
The profit figure missed ET NOW poll projection of Rs 8,300 crore by a wide margin.
Net interest income (NII) for the quarter rose 12.87 per cent YoY to Rs 31,196 crore compared with Rs 27,638 crore in the corresponding quarter last year. ET NOW poll estimated NII figure at Rs 32,500 crore.
While provisions made during the quarter fell both sequentially and on YoY basis, mark-to-market losses in treasury operations weighed on the numbers.
Net interest margin (NIM) for the quarter improved 8 basis points to 3.23 per cent from 3.15 per cent in the year-ago quarter.
Asset quality improved, with gross non-performing assets ratio coming in at 3.91 per cent from 3.97 per cent YoY. Provisions fell 39 per cent sequentially to Rs 4,392.38 crore.
Slipages ratio stood at 1.38 per cent, down 109 basis points over 2.47 in the year-ago quarter.
“The MTM hit also had an adverse impact on bank’s ROA and ROE, which stand at 0.48 per cent and 10.09 per cent, respectively. Excluding trading income and MTM, core operating profit increased 14.39 per cent YoY, from Rs 16,873 crore in Q1FY22 to Rs 19,302 crore in Q1FY23,” the bank told BSE.
Meanwhile, the bank’s balance sheet size crossed Rs 50 lakh crore during the quarter. Credit growth for the quarter stood at 14.93 per cent YoY while growth in domestic advances stood at 13.66 per cent YoY.
The growth in domestic advances was driven by retail personal advances (up 18.58 per cent YoY), out of which home loan grew 13.77 per cent YoY. Corporate Loan book grew 10.57 per cent; SME and Agri loans also registered YoY growth of 10.01 per cent and 9.82 per cent, respectively.
“Whole sale Bank Deposits grew at 8.73 per cent; out of which CASA deposit grew 6.54 per cent. CASA ratio stood at 45.33 per cent as on June 30.