Report Wire - South Indian Bank posts ₹102 crore web revenue in October-December quarter

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South Indian Bank posts ₹102 crore web revenue in October-December quarter

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(PTI) South Indian Bank on Tuesday reported a web revenue of ₹102.75 crore, restricted by cash put aside as ageing provisions for safety receipts as per a regulatory mandate.

The Thrissur-headquartered lender had reported a lack of ₹50.31 crore within the year-ago interval, whereas its revenue for the previous September quarter had stood at ₹223 crore.

Its chief govt and managing director Murali Ramakrishnan mentioned the financial institution determined to take a provision of ₹312 crore for the quarter due to a December 4, 2022 RBI round asking lenders to do ageing provisions for safety receipts (SRs) relationship earlier than 2017.

He mentioned since 2004, the financial institution had offered non-performing belongings of ₹1,955 crore to asset reconstruction corporations, of which the stability quantity after redemptions had stood at ₹1,455 crore for which the supply needed to be completed.

The financial institution must put aside one other ₹48 crore within the fourth quarter in the direction of such provisions and ₹15 crore in whole FY24 if the inventory of the SRs stays the identical, he mentioned, hoping for a provision write-back of ₹100 crore in FY24 to assist the earnings.

The financial institution’s core web curiosity earnings jumped 44 per cent to ₹825 crore in the course of the reporting quarter, whereas the non-interest earnings was detrimental ₹34.18 crore due to the extra cash put aside as provisions for ageing safety receipts.

The credit score progress got here at over 18 per cent, however the deposit progress lagged at 3 per cent. Ramakrishnan exuded confidence that the financial institution will have the ability to garner adequate liabilities to gasoline credit score progress, saying deposits have an elasticity the place a hike in charges will help bridge any shortfall.

The web curiosity margins (NIM) widened to three.52 per cent for the quarter, and Ramakrishnan mentioned the financial institution will have the ability to shut FY23 with a NIM of three.20 per cent.

Its total capital adequacy was over 16 per cent and the lender doesn’t have any rapid plans of going for an infusion, he mentioned.

The South Indian Bank scrip tanked 8.54 per cent to shut at ₹16.60 a bit on the BSE, as in opposition to beneficial properties of 0.06 per cent on the benchmark in Tuesday’s commerce.

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