DCB Bank net profit rises 50 pc to Rs 96 cr in March quarter

New Delhi: Private sector DCB Bank on Thursday said its net profit rose by 50 per cent to Rs 96 crore during the fourth quarter ended March on healthy core income and restricted bad assets.

The bank's net profit was Rs 64 crore in the corresponding January-March quarter of 2017-18.

Its total income rose 15 per cent to Rs 400 crore during the quarter, compared with Rs 349 crore in the corresponding period of the fiscal ended March 2018, the bank said in a release.

The net interest income increased 14 per cent to Rs 301 crore, while non-interest income rose 17 per cent to Rs 99 crore.

For the entire financial year 2018-19, the net profit of the bank rose 33 per cent to Rs 325 crore as compared with Rs 245 crore in the year-ago period.

Income during the year was up by Rs 1,499 crore from Rs 1,306 crore in the preceding fiscal.

On the asset front, the bank's gross non-performing assets (NPAs) stood at 1.84 per cent of gross advances as on March 31, 2019, as compared to 1.79 per cent as on March 31, 2018. Net NPA ratio stood at 0.65 per cent as compared to 0.72 per cent.

"Our aim is to deliver measured and balanced growth while focusing on steady improvement in the cost-to-income ratio, return on assets and return on equity. We are succeeding in our efforts to improve productivity and capital utilisation and the same is reflected in our performance," Murali M Natrajan, managing director and chief executive officer, DCB Bank, said.

Shares of the bank traded at Rs 203.10 apiece, up 0.5 per cent from the previous closing.

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