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SBI Q4 profit shoots up 80 pc to Rs 6,451 cr as bad loans dip

The country’s largest lender SBI on Friday reported an 80 per cent surge in standalone net profit at Rs 6.450.75 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 2021, aided by decline in bad loans.

SBI Q4 profit shoots up 80 pc to Rs 6,451 cr as bad loans dip
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State Bank of India (SBI) had registered a profit of Rs 3,580.81 crore during January-March period of 2019-20, the lender said in a regulatory filing.

Total income of the bank during the March quarter of the last financial year rose to Rs 81,326.96 crore, from Rs 76,027.51 crore in the same period of 2019-20.

On a consolidated basis, the bank reported a 60 per cent increase in net profit at Rs 7,270.25 crore compared to Rs 4,557.49 crore in the fourth quarter of the previous fiscal.

With regard to asset quality, gross non-performing assets (NPAs) of the bank improved at 4.98 per cent of gross advances as on March 31, 2021, as against 6.15 per cent by the same period of 2020.

Net NPA or bad loans too came down to 1.50 per cent as on March 31, 2021 from 2.23 per cent in the year-ago period.

For the entire financial year 2020-21, the bank reported a 41 per cent jump in standalone profit at Rs 20,110.17 crore, from Rs 14,488.11 crore in the previous financial year.

The board has recommended a dividend of Rs 4 per share

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