The lender had registered a profit after tax of Rs 552 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal.
Its Deputy Managing Director Ashwini Kumar Hooda said, “We have been making substantial provisioning and have also done accelerated write-offs. These two factors are responsible for much lower profit (in the third quarter).”
The lender made a net provisioning of Rs 140 crore and did accelerated write-offs worth Rs 250 crore during the third quarter of this fiscal.
“Today, we still believe that we would want to be conservative and not show a profit of Rs 500 crore, but would rather like to utilise more income towards the provisioning,” Hooda added.
Net interest income (NII) grew to Rs 809 crore from Rs 750 crore in the second quarter of the current financial year, helped by lower cost of funds.
The incremental cost of funds stood at 8.35 per cent, and the overall cost of fund reduced to 8.5 per cent, he said.
Gross non-performing assets (NPAs) stood at 1.75 per cent and net NPAs at 0.77 per cent.
Without the Supreme Court‘s direction for standstill on asset classification, the proforma GNPAs would be 2.44 per cent as at December 31, 2020, compared with 2.21 per cent as at September 30, 2020.
Talking about one-time restructuring, Hooda said, “We had indicated that restructuring would be less than 2 per cent. All put together, restructuring is 0.95 per cent of our loan assets, which is about Rs 665 crore.”
Of the Rs 665 crore restructuring, 40 per cent is from the retail segment and the balance is from the wholesale book, he said.
The company has reached a collection efficiency of 98 per cent.
Capital adequacy ratio stood at 30.5 per cent and tier 1 at 23.7 per cent.
The company’s liquidity buffer, including undrawn available sanctions, stood at Rs 17,105 crore as at the end of Q3FY21, representing 24 per cent of its on balance sheet loan book.
On-balance sheet loan book was at Rs 70,282 crore as of the December 2020 quarter. Total disbursement in the third quarter of 2020-21 stood at Rs 3,458 crore; of which, retail loan disbursals constituted 75 per cent.
The company’s shares on Friday closed at Rs 236.70 apiece, up 1.96 per cent, on the BSE.