HDFC Bank approves bank’s Indian GAAP for the quarter and year ended March 31, 2019

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By CNS on 20/04/2019.

HDFC Bank approves bank’s Indian GAAP for the quarter and year ended March 31, 2019

Mumbai, Apr 20: The Board of Directors of HDFC Bank Limited approved the Bank’s (Indian GAAP) results for the quarter and full year endedMarch 31, 2019, at their meeting held in Mumbai on Saturday,April 20, 2019. The accounts have been subjected to an audit by the statutory auditors of the Bank.

The Bank’s total income for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 at31,204.5 crore grew by 22.1%from ` 25,549.7 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2018. Net revenues (net interest income plus other income) increased by 20.7% to ` 17,960.7crore for the quarter endedMarch 31, 2019 from ` 14,886.3crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Net interest income (interest earned less interest expended) for the quarter ended March 31, 2019grew by 22.8% to ` 13,089.5crore, from ` 10,657.7 crore for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, driven by average asset growth of 19.8% and a core net interest margin for the quarter of 4.4%.

Other income (non-interest revenue) at ` 4,871.2 crore was27.1% of the net revenues for the quarter ended March 31, 2019and grew by 15.2% over ` 4,228.6crore in the corresponding quarter ended March 31, 2018. The four components of other income for the quarter endedMarch 31, 2019 were fees & commissions of ` 3,692.1 crore (`3,329.7 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous year), foreign exchange & derivatives revenue of ` 403.3crore (` 416.4 crore for the corresponding quarter of the previous year),  gain on revaluation / sale of investments of ` 228.9 crore (loss of ` 22.0crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous year) and miscellaneous income, including recoveries and dividend, of `546.9 crore (` 504.5 crore for the corresponding quarter of the previous year).

Operating expenses for the quarter ended March 31, 2019were ` 7,117.1 crore, an increase of 17.6% over ` 6,050.6 crore during the corresponding quarter of the previous year. The core cost-to-income ratio for the quarter was at 40.1% as against 40.6% for the corresponding quarter ended March 31, 2018.

Provisions and contingencies for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 were ` 1,889.2 crore (consisting of specific loan loss provisions ` 1,431.2 crore, general provisions ` 191.2 crore and other provisions ` 266.9crore) as against ` 1,541.1 crore (consisting of specific loan loss provisions ` 1,132.5 crore, general provisions ` 153.4 crore and other provisions ` 255.3crore) for the quarter ended March 31, 2018. Profit before tax (PBT) for the quarter endedMarch 31, 2019 was up 22.8% to ` 8,954.4 crore.

After providing ` 3,069.3 crore for taxation, the Bank earned a net profit of ` 5,885.1 crore, an increase of 22.6% over the quarter ended March 31, 2018.

For the year ended March 31, 2019, the Bank earned a total income of ` 116,597.9 crore. Net revenues (net interest income plus other income) for the yearended March 31, 2019 were `65,869.1 crore, up by 19.1% over ` 55,315.2 crore for the yearended March 31, 2018. The core net interest margin for the yearended March 31, 2019 was 4.3%. The core cost to income ratio for the year ended March 31, 2019 was at 39.9%, as against 41.7%for the year ended March 31, 2018.

The Bank’s net profit for the yearended March 31, 2019 was `21,078.1 crore, up 20.5% over theyear ended March 31, 2018.

Total balance sheet size as ofMarch 31, 2019 was ` 1,244,541crore as against `1,063,934 crore as of March 31, 2018.

Total deposits as of March 31, 2019 were ` 923,141 crore, an increase of 17.0% over March 31, 2018. CASA deposits grew by14.0% with savings account deposits at ` 248,700 crore and current account deposits at `142,498 croreTime deposits were at ` 531,943 crore, an increase of 19.4% over the previous year, resulting in CASA deposits comprising 42.4% of total deposits as of March 31, 2019. The Bank’s continuing focus on deposits helped in the maintenance of a healthy liquidity coverage ratio at 118%, well above the regulatory requirement.

Total advances as of March 31, 2019 were ` 819,401 crore, an increase of 24.5% over March 31, 2018. Domestic advances grew by 24.6% over March 31, 2018. As per regulatory [Basel 2] segment classification, domestic retail loans grew by 19.0% and domestic wholesale loans grew by 31.9%. The domestic loan mix as per Basel 2 classification between retail:wholesale was54:46. Overseas advances constituted 3% of total advances.

The Bank’s total Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) as per Basel III guidelines was at 17.1% as on March 31, 2019 (14.8% ason March 31, 2018) as against a regulatory requirement of 11.025% which includes Capital Conservation Buffer of 1.875%, and an additional requirement of 0.15% on account of the Bank being identified as a Domestic Systemically Important Bank (D-SIB). Tier 1 CAR was at 15.8% as of March 31, 2019 compared to13.2% as of March 31, 2018. Common Equity Tier 1 Capital ratio was at 14.9% as of March 31, 2019. Risk-weighted Assets were at ` 931,930 crore (as against ` 800,126 crore as atMarch 31, 2018).

The Board of Directors recommended a dividend of  15 per equity share of  2 for the year ended March 31, 2019, as against  13 per equity share of 2 for the previous year. This would be subject to approval by the shareholders at the next annual general meeting.

As of March 31, 2019, the Bank’s distribution network was at 5,103banking outlets and 13,160ATMs across 2,748 cities / towns as against 4,787 banking outlets and 12,635 ATMs across 2,691cities / towns as of March 31, 2018. Of the total banking outlets, 53% are in semi-urban and rural areas. Number of employees were at 98,061 as ofMarch 31, 2019 (as against88,253 as of March 31, 2018).

Gross non-performing assets were at 1.36% of gross advances as on March 31, 2019, as against1.38% as on December 31, 2018and 1.30% as on March 31, 2018. Coverage ratio as on March 31, 2019 was 71%. Net non-performing assets were at 0.4%of net advances as on March 31, 2019. The Bank held floating provisions of ` 1,451 crore as onMarch 31, 2019. Total provisions (comprising specific provisions, general provisions and floating provisions) were 117% of the gross non-performing loans as on March 31, 2019.

The financial results of the Bank’s subsidiary companies have been prepared in accordance with notified Indian Accounting Standards (‘Ind-AS’) with effect from April 1, 2018 (April 1, 2017 being the transition date). Accordingly, the financial results for the comparative reporting period have also been prepared in accordance therewith.

HDFC Securities Limited (HSL) is amongst the leading retail broking firms in India. As onMarch 31, 2019, the Bank held97.3% stake in HSL.

For the year ended March 31, 2019, HSL’s total income was `782.1 crore as against        800.1crore for the year ended March 31, 2018. Profit after tax before other comprehensive income for the year was ` 329.8 crore, as against ` 344.7 crore in the previous year.

As on March 31, 2019 HSL had278 branches across 165 cities / towns in the country.

HDB Financial Services Limited (HDBFSL) is a non-deposit taking non-bank finance company (‘NBFC’) offering wide range of loans and asset finance products to individuals, emerging businesses and micro enterprises. As on March 31, 2019, the Bank held 95.5% stake in HDBFSL.

As on March 31, 2019, HDBFSL’s balance sheet size was at `56,540 crore. The gross loan book grew by 23.6% to ` 54,709crore as on March 31, 2019 (as against ` 44,268 crore as ofMarch 31, 2018).

For the year ended March 31, 2019, HDBFSL’s net interest income grew by 17.2% to ` 3,378.8 crore (as against `    2,882.2 crore in the previous year). Profit after tax before other comprehensive income for the year ended March 31, 2019 was `1,153.2 crore compared to `933.0 crore in the previous year, a growth of 23.6%.

As on March 31, 2019, HDBFSL had 1,350 branches across 981cities / towns.

Gross impaired loans were at1.8% of gross loans and net impaired loans were at 1.3% of net loans as on March 31, 2019. Total CAR was at 17.9% with Tier-I CAR at 12.8%.

The Bank’s consolidated financial results include financial results of its subsidiary companies based on the recognition and measurement principles as per Indian GAAP.

The consolidated net profit for the year ended March 31, 2019was ` 22,332.4 crore, up 20.7%, over the year ended March 31, 2018. Consolidated advances grew by 24.2% from ` 700,034crore as on March 31, 2018 to `869,223 crore as on March 31, 2019.

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