PNB jumps nearly 3% on Q1 earnings

PTI New Delhi | Updated on January 09, 2018

Shares of Punjab National Bank (PNB) today rose almost 3 per cent as the lender has reported a 12.09 per cent increase in net profit during the April-June quarter.

The stock gained 2.85 per cent to Rs 162 on the BSE. On the NSE, shares of the company went up by 2.98 per cent to Rs 162.20.

The state-owned lender today reported a 12.09 per cent increase in net profit at Rs 343.40 crore during the June quarter, helped by lower provisions for bad loans. The bank had posted a net profit of Rs 306.36 crore during the corresponding quarter of the previous fiscal.

Total income stood at Rs 14,468.14 crore during the three months to June, up 7.36 per cent, from Rs 13,475.41 crore a year ago, PNB said in a BSE filing.

Gross non-performance assets (NPAs) as a proportion of advances declined marginally to 13.66 per cent compared with 13.75 per cent at June-end last year. Net NPAs also came down to 8.67 per cent from earlier 9.16 per cent.

Published on August 02, 2017

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