ICICI Securities, on Friday, reported a one per cent decline in profit after tax (PAT) at ₹271 crore for three months ended June 2023.

In comparison, the company reported a PAT of ₹273.6 crore in the year-ago period, ICICI Securities said in a regulatory filing.

The decline in the profit could be attributed to higher expenses, as the broking firm's total expenses shot up by 33 per cent to ₹570 crore in the quarter under review.

However, the company's total revenues rose by 18 per cent to ₹934 crore in the first quarter under review, from ₹795 crore in the April-June quarter of FY23.

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During the quarter under review, the company added 2.1 lakh clients, taking its overall customer base to 93 lakh.

Last month, ICICI Bank approved a proposal to delist ICICI Securities and become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the bank after delisting.

ICICI Securities, promoted by ICICI Bank, is the country's leading retail-led equity franchise, distributor of financial products and investment bank.

The company began its operation in May 1995 and continues to grow its operation through expanding its client base and providing different types of services.