Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 29 (ANI): Bank of Baroda on Saturday reported a standalone net loss of Rs 1,047 crore for the January to March quarter (Q4 FY21) as against a profit of Rs 507 crore in the same period last year (Q4 FY20).
Profit before tax totalled Rs 2,680 crore for Q4 FY21. The public sector lender moved to new tax structure, thus reporting a loss of Rs 1,047 crore because of deferred tax asset (DTA) reversal.
Excluding the impact of change in tax regime, the bank would have reported profit after tax of Rs 2,267 crore in Q4 FY21, it said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the net interest income increased 4.5 per cent to Rs 7,107 crore for the fourth quarter as compared to Rs 6,798 crore in the year-ago period.
Gross non-performing assets (NPAs) ratio fell to 8.87 per cent as on March 31, against 9.4 per cent last year while net NPA ratio dropped to 3.09 per cent from 3.13 per cent.
Slippage ratio declined to 2.71 per cent in FY21 from 2.97 per cent in FY20. Credit cost decreased to 1.68 per cent from 2.35 per cent.
The bank has not declared any dividend for the financial year 2020-21.
Under the alternative mechanism scheme, the government announced amalgamation of Vijaya Bank and Dena Bank with Bank of Baroda which came into effect on April 1, 2019.
Bank of Baroda is now one of India's largest banks with 8,214 branches and 11,633 ATMs and cash recyclers supported by self-service channels.
It has a significant international presence with a network of 96 overseas offices spanning 19 countries. (ANI)