(PTI) Equitas Small Finance Bank on Monday reported over two-fold jump in its net profit at ₹116 crore in the quarter ended September 2022 on good growth in loan disbursals.
The SFB (small finance bank) had posted a net profit of ₹41 crore in the year-ago period.
The net interest income of the lender grew to ₹610 crore in the July-September period of the current fiscal as against ₹484 crore in the same period of FY22, Equitas SFB said in a release.
The net interest margin during the quarter stood at 9 per cent.
The lender said its disbursement during the second quarter of FY23 rose by 22 per cent to ₹3,845 crore from a year ago.
Advances as of Q2FY23 was at ₹22,779 crore, up 20 per cent from the same quarter a year ago.
The gross non-performing assets decreased to 3.82 per cent from 3.95 per cent in the first quarter of FY23.
P N Vasudevan, Managing Director and CEO of Equitas Small Finance Bank, said: "Demand for credit continues to remain strong, especially in the informal sector. The 20 per cent year-on-year growth in advances for the first half is expected to improve further in the seasonally active second half."
Quality of portfolio remains a comfort with reducing credit cost, he said, adding that the deposit growth has been satisfactory.