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HDFC Bank’s profit jumps 23 percent in Q4 results

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Mumbai: HDFC Bank, the largest private sector lender in India, on April 16 reported a 23 percent year-on-year (YoY) growth in standalone net profit at Rs 10,055.2 crore for the quarter ended March 2022 as bad loans provisions declined 29 percent, with further improvement in asset quality.
A year back, the standalone profit stood at Rs 8,186.51 crore, a spokesman of the bank said.
Net interest income (NII), the difference between interest earned and interest expended, increased 10.2 percent YoY to Rs 18,872.7 crore in Q4, with credit growth of nearly 21 percent and 16.8 percent growth in deposits YoY. “Core net interest margin was at 4 percent on total assets, and 4.2 percent based on interest-earning assets, said the bank in its BSE filing on April 16.
HDFC Bank further said its advances grew by 20.8 percent YoY to Rs 13.69 lakh crore in the fourth quarter of FY22, with growth in retail loan book at 15 percent, commercial and rural banking loans at 30.5 percent, and corporate and other wholesale loans at 17.5 percent over the corresponding period last fiscal.
The bank recorded a 16.8 percent YoY growth in deposits at Rs 15.59 lakh crore as of March 2022, with retail deposits rising 18.5 percent, and wholesale deposits scaling 10 percent on-year.
Asset quality improved further with the gross non-performing assets (as a percentage of gross advances) falling 9 bps QoQ to 1.17 percent and net NPAs (as a percentage of net advances) declining 5 bps sequentially to 0.32 percent at the end of the March quarter, he added.
Pre-provision operating profit (PPoP) at Rs 16,357 crore registered a 5.3 percent YoY growth compared to the corresponding quarter of last fiscal as operating expenses increased by 10.6 percent YoY.
The bank said its total capital adequacy ratio (CAR) stood at 18.9 percent as of March 2022, up from 18.8 percent as of the same period last year, with Tier-I CAR at 17.9 percent increasing by 30 bps YoY.
During the quarter ended March 2022, the bank purchased loans aggregating Rs 8,117 crore through the direct assignment route under the home loan arrangement with Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC).
For the full financial year 2021-22, the bank reported a profit of Rs 36,961.3 crore, a growth of 18.8 percent over the previous year, and net interest income at Rs 72,009.6 crore – up 11 percent during the same period.
The private sector lender added 563 branches during the March quarter, taking the network to 6,342 units as of the end of FY22.

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