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Corporation Bank reveals Rs 6,581 cr loss in Q4, blames higher provisioning for bad loans

Devdiscourse News Desk | Mumbai | Updated: 17-05-2019 19:11 IST | Created: 17-05-2019 18:35 IST
Corporation Bank reveals Rs 6,581 cr loss in Q4,  blames higher provisioning for bad loans
Corporation Bank's net loss stood at Rs 6,325.29 crore during the year 2018-19, as against Rs 4,049.93 crore in the preceding fiscal. Image Credit: Pixabay

On Friday, the public sector lender, Corporation Bank revealed that its loss widened to Rs 6,581.49 crore during the fourth quarter ended March 31, mainly due to higher provisioning for bad loans. The bank had reported a loss of Rs 1,838.39 crore during the January-March quarter of 2017-18.

The total income of Corporation Bank during the fourth quarter of 2018-19 stood at Rs 4,187.65 crore down from Rs 4,642.45 crore in the same period of the previous fiscal, the lender said in a regulatory filing. The bank, however, has reported a reduction in non-performing assets (NPAs).

The gross NPA as a percentage of total advances was 15.35 per cent compared to 17.35 per cent during the fourth quarter of 2017-18. The bank has made a provision of Rs 8,505.87 crore for NPAs almost double from Rs 4,441.29 crore in the year-ago quarter.

Corporation Bank's net loss stood at Rs 6,325.29 crore during the year 2018-19, as against Rs 4,049.93 crore in the preceding fiscal. The shares of Corporation Bank closed at Rs 25.50 a piece on BSE, almost flat over Thursday close.


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