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33% YoY jump takes KBL’s half-yearly net profit to Rs 700.96 Cr

Karnataka Bank Posts Half Yearly Net Profit of Rs 700p96 Crore with 33p31pc YoY Jump
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Mangaluru: Karnataka Bank posted an impressive half yearly Net Profit of Rs 700.96 crore, for the half-year ended Sept-2023, and the net profit improved by 33.31 per cent compared to the Sept 2022, half year ended net profit of Rs. 525.81 crore.

In the meeting of the Board of Directors held today at Mangaluru, the Board has approved the financial results for the quarter and the half year that ended September 30, 2023. Furthermore, for the quarter ended September 2023, the net profit stood at Rs 330.26 crore, against Rs 411.63 crore of September 2022.

For the quarter ending September 2023, the Net Interest Income also increased by 2.45 per cent to Rs 822.41 crore from Rs 802.73 crore.

The NPAs have also further moderated as the GNPAs reduced to 3.47 per cent against 3.68 per cent as of 30/06/23, while NNPAs also reduced to 1.36 per cent against 1.43 per cent as of 30/06/23. About a year back, i.e. as of 30/09/2022, the GNPA was at 3.36 per cent, and the NNPA was at 1.72 per cent.

The business turnover of the Bank has touched a new high of Rs. 1,56,467.71 crore (on a gross basis) as of 30/09/2023. Y-o-Y, the deposits of the Bank grew to Rs. 89,531.73 crore from Rs. 81,633.66 crore, and gross advances grew to Rs. 66,935.98 crore from Rs. 60,991.24 crore. The CD ratio of the Bank stood at 73.65 per cent.

The Bank’s Capital Adequacy Ratio stood at 16.20 per cent compared to 15.28 per cent as of 30-09-2022. With our capital raise through Preferential Allotment of Rs. 800 Crore now complete, the capital adequacy ratio will stand further strengthened.

The Net Interest Margin has improved to 3.63 per cent from 3.56 per cent as of 30/09/2022.

Expressing his happiness on the Q2 FY24 result of the Bank, Srikrishnan H, Managing Director and CEO of the Bank, said, “Our performance on key performance metrics reflect the strengthening of our fundamentals.

With our Preferential Capital raise allotment process completed, we can look to expanding business volumes, invest into robust technology for customer deliveries, and provide more confidence to our stakeholders. We wish to thank our new Institutional shareholders for reposing confidence and look forward to exciting times as we enter into the second century of unparalleled service across the country.

 Sekhar Rao, Executive Director of the Bank, said, “We are happy to announce robust financial results for the first half of the year. In the face of evolving economic challenges, we have demonstrated resilience, adaptability, and steady growth in various aspects of our operations. Our commitment to sound banking practices, customer satisfaction, and digital innovation continues to drive our success.

“We remain dedicated to providing strong financial foundations for our customers and embracing new opportunities in the evolving financial landscape. Karnataka Bank is committed to embracing emerging technologies to exceed our customers’ expectations.”

Sekhar Rao expressed gratitude to customers, shareholders, and the Karnataka Bank team for their continued support.

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