New Delhi: Private lender Kotak Mahindra Bank on Monday reported a 23 per cent growth in net profit to Rs 1,291 crore for the third quarter ended December 31, on higher net interest income.
The bank had posted a standalone net profit of Rs 1,053 crore in the October-December quarter of the last fiscal. Total income rose to Rs 7,214.21 crore during the December quarter from Rs 6,049.02 crore in the year-ago period, Kotak Mahindra Bank said in a statement.
"Net interest income (NII) for the third quarter increased to Rs 2,939 crore from Rs 2,394 crore in the same period a year ago. Net interest margin (NIM) for the quarter was at 4.33 per cent," it said.
On a consolidated basis, the profit of the bank increased by 13.5 per cent to Rs 1,844 crore as compared to Rs 1,624 crore in the same period a year-ago. At the same time, total income on consolidated basis rose to Rs 11,347 crore from Rs 10,104 crore in third quarter of the previous fiscal.
During the quarter, gross non-performing assets (NPAs) declined to 2.07 per cent of the total advances as compared with 2.31 per cent at the end of the third quarter of 2017-18. Net NPAs of the bank declined to 0.71 per cent of the assets in October-December 2018, against 1.09 per cent a year ago.
Capital adequacy ratio of the bank, including unaudited profits, as per Basel III, as on December 31, 2018, is 18.1 per cent and Tier I ratio is 17.6 per cent at the end of December 31.