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HDFC Bank Q4 net profit surges 20% to Rs 48 billion; bad loans tick up

Analysts had on average expected a net profit of Rs 48.43 billion

Reuters  |  Mumbai 

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HDFC Bank Ltd, the second-biggest Indian lender by assets, on Saturday reported fourth-quarter net profit rose about a fifth to a record, although its bad loans ticked up.

Net profit rose 20.3 percent to Rs 47.99 billion ($724.92 million) in the three months ended March 31, from 39.9 billion rupees a year ago, the bank said.

Analysts had on average expected a net profit of Rs 48.43 billion for the most valuable Indian bank with a market capitalisation of about $77 billion, according to data compiled by Thomson Reuters.

Gross bad loans as a percentage of total loans stood at 1.3 per cent at end-March, compared with 1.29 per cent in the previous quarter and 1.05 per cent a year earlier.

First Published: Sat, April 21 2018. 18:59 IST
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