HDFC Bank ;Financial results (Indian GAAP) for The Quarter ended September

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The Bank’s net revenues (net interest income plus other income) grew to ₹ 21,868.8 crore for the quarter ended from ₹ 19,103.8 for the quarter ended September.

Net interest income (interest earned less interest expended) for the quarter ended September 30, 2020 grew by 16.7% to ₹ 15,776.4 crore from ₹ 13,515.0 crore for the quarter ended September, driven by asset growth of 21.5%, and a core net interest margin for the quarter of 4.1%. The Bank’s continued focus on deposits helped in the maintenance of a healthy liquidity coverage ratio at 153%, well above the regulatory requirement.

While the previous quarter largely bore the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the softness continued into the current quarter leading to lower retail loan origination, use of debit and credit cards by customers, efficiency in collection efforts and waivers of certain fees.

As a result, fees/other income were lower by approximately ₹ 800 crore. However, the loan and card momentum has improved over the previous quarter, thereby reducing the gap to less than half.

Operating expenses for the quarter ended were ₹ 8,055.1 crore, an increase of 8.8% over ₹ 7,405.7 crore during the corresponding quarter of the previous year. The cost-to-income ratio for the quarter was at 36.8% as against 38.8% for the corresponding quarter ended September 30, 2019. Growth in operating expenses was relatively moderate, as a result of lower loan origination and sales volumes.

Balance Sheet: As of September 30, 2020

Total balance sheet size as of September 30, 2020 was ₹ 1,609,428 crore as against ₹1,325,072 crore as of September 30, 2019, a growth of 21.5%.

Total deposits as of September 30, 2020 were ₹ 1,229,310 crore, an increase of 20.3% over September 30, 2019. CASA deposits grew by 27.5% with savings account deposits at ₹ 348,432 crore and current account deposits at ₹ 163,019 crore.

Half Year ended September 30, 2020

For the half year ended September 30, 2020, the Bank earned a total income of ₹ 70,522.7 crore as against ₹ 66,116.8 crore in the corresponding period of the previous year. Net revenues (net interest income plus other income) for the half year ended September 30, 2020 were ₹ 41,609.6 crore, as against ₹ 37,368.3 crore for the half year ended September 30, 2019.

Net profit for the half year ended September 30, 2020 was ₹ 14,171.7 crore, up by 19.0% over the corresponding half year ended September 30, 2019.

Capital Adequacy:

The Bank’s total Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) as per Basel III guidelines was at 19.1% as on September 30, 2020 (17.5% as on September 30, 2019) as against a regulatory requirement of 11.075% which includes Capital Conservation Buffer of 1.875%, and an additional requirement of 0.20% on account of the Bank being identified as a Domestic Systemically Important Bank (D-SIB). Tier 1 CAR was at 17.7% as of September 30, 2020 compared to 16.2% as of September 30, 2019. Common Equity Tier 1 Capital ratio was at 17.0% as of September 30, 2020. Risk-weighted Assets were at ₹ 1,037,483 crore (as against ₹ 963,321 crore as at September 30, 2019).

NETWORK

As of September 30, 2020, the Bank’s distribution network was at 5,430 branches and 15,292 ATMs / Cash Deposit & Withdrawal Machines (CDMs) across 2,848 cities / towns as against 5,133 branches and 13,952 ATMs / CDMs across 2,768 cities / towns as of September 30, 2019. 50% of our branches are in semi-urban and rural areas. In addition, we have 12,141 business correspondents, of which 99% are manned by Common Service Centres (CSC) as against 181 business correspondents as of September 30, 2019. Number of employees were at 117,082 as of September 30, 2020 (as against 111,208 as of September 30, 2019).

ASSET QUALITY

The Gross and Net non-performing assets were at 1.08% of gross advances and 0.17% of net advances as on September 30, 2020 respectively.

The Honourable Supreme Court of India, in a public interest litigation (Gajendra Sharma Vs Union of India & Anr), vide an interim order dated September 03, 2020, directed that accounts which were not declared NPA till August 31, 2020 shall not be declared as such until further orders. Pursuant to the said interim order, accounts that would have otherwise been classified as NPA have not been and will not be, classified as NPA till such time that the Honourable Supreme Court rules finally on the matter.

However, if the Bank had classified borrower accounts as NPA after August 31, 2020 and also adopted an early recognition of NPA using its analytical models (proforma approach), the proforma Gross NPA ratio would have been 1.37% as on September 30, 2020, as against 1.36% as on June 30, 2020 and 1.38% as on September 30, 2019.The Bank’s proforma Net NPA ratio would have been 0.35%. Pending disposal of the case, the Bank, as a matter of prudence, has made a contingent provision in respect of these accounts.

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