Money & Banking

LVB loss widens to Rs 237 cr in Q1 on rise in provisioning

Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on August 06, 2019 Published on August 06, 2019

Provisions and contingencies increased to Rs 212 crore

Lakshmi Vilas Bank (LVB) has seen a significant rise in net loss at ₹237 crore for the quarter ended June 30, 2019, when compared to a net loss of ₹124 crore in the year-ago period.

It reported an operating loss (before provisions and contingencies) of ₹26 crore, against a profit of ₹7 crore in the year-ago quarter.

Provisions and contingencies increased to ₹212 crore, compared to ₹162 crore in the year-ago period. Its interest income fell to ₹624 crore from ₹727 crore, while other income dropped to ₹53 crore from ₹61 crore.

The private sector lender’s asset quality weakened further during the first quarter of this fiscal, as gross NPA as a percentage of gross advances, increased to 17.30 per cent from 10.73 per cent in the year-ago quarter and 15.30 per cent in the preceding quarter.

Net NPA rose to 8.3 per cent from 5.96 per cent in Q1 of the previous fiscal and 7.49 per cent on sequential basis. Its provision coverage ratio stood at 63.08 per cent as on June 30, 2019.

Exposure to CCD

The bank has no exposure on Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) or its subsidiaries. However, it has funded coffee growers and suppliers of coffee beans to Coffee Day Global Ltd (CDGL), in the normal course of business against the receivables from CDGL.

In addition to this, the bank has funded Kumergode Estate Ltd and Malavika Hegde, and these two loans are backed by collaterals of fixed deposits, land and fixed assets.

All the above facilities are further backed by the personal guarantee of late VG Siddhartha.

Published on August 06, 2019
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