HDFC Bank Q3 Net Profit Soars 34% to Rs 16,373 Crore, Beats Estimates

Sujeet Kushwaha

HDFC Bank, the largest private sector bank in India, has announced impressive financial results for the quarter ending December 2023, surpassing market expectations. In the third quarter of FY23, the lender’s consolidated net profit saw a significant growth of 39% year-on-year, reaching Rs 17,718 crore.

In Q3FY23, HDFC Bank’s net interest income (NII) demonstrated strong growth, reaching Rs 28,471 crore with a remarkable increase of 24%. This was backed by a solid 23% increase in advances. The net interest margin (NIM) also increased by 16 basis points each year.

The private lender also experienced a significant increase of 64% in non-interest income, reaching Rs 9,twisted crore. The diversified income helped to balance out the mark-to-market losses on certain items in the investment portfolio.

The overall performance of HDFC Bank improved due to strong income growth, which in turn led to increased profitability.

HDFC Bank’s asset quality measures stayed mostly the same, but gross NPAs went up a little. It went up 3 basis points from the previous quarter to 1.26% for the December quarter, with a net NPA ratio of 0.31%.

The bank made more reserves because that’s what banks have done in the past during this time of year.

Going forward, HDFC Bank will be in a good situation because it is the market leader and has a large distribution network and a loan book that is focused on small loans to consumers.

Its CASA ratio was high at 48% in Q3FY23, and the bank has more than 67 million users in India right now.

Analysts also said that the planned merger with parent company HDFC Ltd. will make the bank’s lending opportunities better, especially in the areas of affordable housing and property finance.

The private lender looks like it will be able to achieve about 15% annual loan growth over the next few to medium terms, which is faster than the average for the sector and in line with the strong domestic economy.

Investors have also been very positive about the Q3 show. Right now, HDFC Bank stock is moving 1.3% higher.

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