Bank of Baroda Q4 results, Net profit rises 2.3% to Rs 4,886 crore

The bank had earned a net profit of Rs 4,775 crore in the January-March quarter a year ago.

Bank of Baroda Q4 results,  Net profit rises 2.3% to Rs 4,886 crore

PSU lender Bank of Baroda has posted a marginal 2.3 per cent rise in net profit at Rs 4,886 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 2024. The bank had earned a net profit of Rs 4,775 crore in the January-March quarter a year ago.

The total income increased to Rs 33,775 crore during this quarter as against Rs 29,323 crore in the same period last year. Interest income grew to Rs 29,583 crore during the latest three-month period from Rs 25,857 crore in the corresponding quarter a year ago.

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The bank's gross Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) moderated to 2.92 per cent of gross advances as of March 31, 2024, from 3.79 per cent at the end of March 2023. Net NPAs also declined to 0.68 per cent of the advances, from 0.89 per cent at the end of 2023. The Provision Coverage Ratio of the bank stood at 93.30 per cent at the end of March 2024.

For FY March 2024, the bank's net profit increased by a 26 per cent to Rs 17,789 crore, as compared to Rs 14,110 crore in the preceding fiscal. Total income of the bank increased to Rs 1,27,101 crore in FY24 as against Rs 99,614 crore in the preceding fiscal.

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The board has recommended a dividend at Rs 7.60 per equity share of face value of Rs 2 each fully paid up for the 2023-24 subject to approval at the 28th Annual General Meeting.

Capital Adequacy Ratio (CRAR) improved to 16.31 per cent, from 16.24 per cent as on March 31, 2023.

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