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Dena Bank profit up 13% at Rs. 76.5 cr in Q3

State—run Dena Bank today posted 12.9 per cent growth in net profit to Rs. 76.5 crore for the third quarter ended December 31, 2014, despite surge in bad loans.

The bank’s net profit in the same quarter last year stood at Rs. 67.8 crore.

Total income has increased to Rs. 2,867.32 crore for the quarter from Rs. 2,662.80 crore for the quarter ended December 31, 2013, Dena Bank Chairman and Managing Director, Ashwani Kumar said here.

Gross NPAs as a percentage to total advances rose significantly to 5.61 per cent from 2.96 per cent in the same quarter a year ago.

Its net NPAs went up to 3.97 per cent from 2 per cent at the end of December 2013.

However, total provisions, excluding for income tax, declined to Rs. 241.33 crore as against Rs. 382.43 crore in the year—ago period.

During the quarter, total interest income has increased by 5.42 per cent to Rs. 2,671.11 crore from Rs. 2,533.84 crore in the same period a year ago.

Non—interest income was at Rs. 196.21 crore as compared to Rs. 128.96 crore, an increase of 52.15 per cent.

Bank effected cash recovery and upgradation of Rs. 274.24 crore compared to Rs. 312.16 crore in the corresponding quarter of previous year.

Total business of the bank rose to 1.82 lakh crore as compared to Rs. 1.65 lakh crore at the end of December 2013, a growth of 10.3 per cent.

The bank is targeting a business growth of 12—14 per cent in 2014—15 in line with the present trend in the banking industry, he said.

During the first three quarters of 2014—15, Dena Bank has recorded a decline of 43 per cent to Rs. 209.65 crore as against Rs. 364.38 crore in the year—ago period.

Total income during the period, however, increased to Rs. 8,577.12 crore to Rs. 8,028.42 crore in the same period a year ago.

Shares of the bank closed at Rs. 55.90 per unit, up 1.82 per cent on the BSE.

Source : Thehindubusinessline


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