Oriental Bank of Commerce reports Q2 loss of Rs 1,749 cr on rise in NPA provisions

November 9, 2017

State-owned Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) reported a net loss of Rs 1,749.90 crore for the second quarter ended September, hit by additional provisioning under insolvency proceedings.

It had reported a net profit of Rs 153.26 crore in the corresponding July—September quarter of 2016—17.

Compared sequentially, the loss in the second quarter of this fiscal has widened against Rs 486.20 crore loss in first quarter ended June.

Total income of the Gurugram—based lender increased to Rs 5,511.70 crore during the July—September period of 2017—18, as against Rs 5,279.71 crore in the period of 2016—17.

The bank said it was required to make additional provision in respect of nine accounts covered under provisions of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) of Rs 868.41 crore over and above the requisite norms to be proportionately spread over three quarters starting from September quarter till March—end.

“However, as against the required proportionate provision of Rs 289.47 crore, the management has decided to provide for the entire amount of said additional provision of Rs 868.41 crore during the quarter itself which includes Rs 578.94 crore required to be spread over to the subsequent two quarters,” the bank said.

Asset quality dented further with gross non—performing assets (NPAs), as a percentage of gross advances by end of second quarter, hit 16.30 per cent against 12.36 per cent as on September 30, 2016.
In absolute terms, it was Rs 26,431.86 crore against Rs 18,382.53 crore.

Net NPAs rose to 9.44 per cent (Rs 14,128.29 crore) of the net loans by end of September quarter 2017—18 from 8.93 per cent (12,748.16 crore) year earlier.

Thus NPA provisioning jumped to Rs 3,146.92 crore for the quarter, up from Rs 687.48 crore a year earlier.

Stock of the bank closed 5.94 per cent down at Rs 127.55 on the BSE

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