Mumbai, Nov 10: The country's largest lender SBI has posted multi-fold jump in consolidated net profit at 1,840.43 crore for the second quarter ended on September 30, boosted by the sale of its stake in SBI Life Insurance. Its profit was just Rs 20.70 crore during the same quarter of the last financial year.
On the standalone basis, SBI's profit declined by 37.9 per cent to Rs 1,581.55 crore, from Rs 2,538.32 crore on account of rising in bad loans. Total income on standalone basis increased to Rs 65,429.63 crore in July-September 2017 against Rs 50,742.9 crore in the same period a year ago, State Bank India said in a filing to stock exchanges.
As of September 30, the bank's gross NPAs deteriorated to 9.83 per cent of gross advances, compared with 7.14 per cent year a year ago. Similarly, the net NPAs rose to 5.43 per cent from 4.19 per cent. Provisioning for non-performing assets (NPAs) or bad loans by the bank more than doubled to Rs 16,715.20 crore during the quarter under review, as against Rs 7,669.66 crore in the same period of last financial year.
In absolute terms, its gross NPAs rose to Rs 1,86,114.60 crore, from Rs 1,05,782.96 crore at the second quarter of the previous fiscal. Net NPAs increased to Rs 97,896.29 crore as against Rs 60,013.45 crore. Total income on the consolidated basis rose to Rs 74,948.52 crore during the second quarter of the current fiscal, from Rs 72,918.4 crore in the same period of 2016-17.
SBI mopped up about Rs 8,400 crore by diluting its stake in SBI Life Insurance through initial public offer during the September quarter. SBI shares were trading at Rs 329.50, up 5.02 per cent on BSE.