The company reported the highest-ever quarterly profit In Q4 FY22.
The company has taken a one-off impact of the entire family pension provision of 140 crores in Q4 FY22.
The bank’s asset quality has significantly improved and the management is confident of maintaining the asset quality going forward as well.
The company believes that the overall team continues to be of top quality and top nudge to take all the challenges that might come its way and will help to make strong overall growth for the bank in the upcoming years.
The management thinks that its liability franchise is way better than any other private bank.
The bank has invested significantly In the fintech space. The bank believes that it has created a robust fintech model which will not only benefit the bank but will also benefit the other fintech partners.
The company is on track to deliver returns on Assets at 1.4%-1.5%. Currently, it stands at 1.1% at the end of March 2022. The Management believes that if there are no major environmental factors like lockdowns, the company will be able to meet its guidance.
The bank will pass on the rate hike to the customers. It has already hiked the rate by 15Bps.
The bank thinks that 25% of the incremental deposit growth of the bank will come because of the matured digital partnerships that the bank has earlier made.
And also 40-50% of the incremental lending will come from the fintech partnerships.
As of March 2022, out of all the branches of the bank, only one branch of the bank is non-profitable and the reason for the same is that it is less than 2.5 Years old. Rest all other branches of the bank are profitable.
Any new branch opened will take at least 18 months to mature and turn profitable, while in the case of fintech partnerships, it turns profitable immediately.
Bank will have a 5% branch base growth every year which will help to increase the distribution base every year.
In terms of Fees Income, most of the income still comes from Debit Cards and credit card fees are still very small at this stage.
The Company’s Liquidity Coverage Ratio is the best amongst all the players, but the company still made a 3 Year Borrowing from NABARD. The bank feels that during times of rising interest rates, these fixed-cost borrowings are a good choice for the bank and will also help to control the overall cost of borrowings during inflationary times.
Credit Growth Outlook:
The Bank has set an outlook to have mid-teen credit growth In the upcoming years. The Bank believes that there are always some or the other business stream which will be growing faster which will help the bank to have a mid-teen credit growth outlook going forward. The credit card business and commercial vehicle financing which are still In the nascent stage with high growth rate visibility due to the low base and also due to the growing demand will help the bank to have mid-teen credit growth for the bank.
The bank may go slow or fast in the corporate credit side of the book depending upon the market opportunities available for the bank.
The External Benchmark based book is 45%, MCLR is 18% and the Fixed book is 27% out of the total loon book. The remaining 10% are staff loans, forex book, and other small-small segments.
Net Interest Margin:
Regarding the Net Interest Margin, the management thinks that margins should not be seen on a quarterly basis and should be seen on the yearly basis. The management expects the NIM to increase by 7-8bps going forward.
Cost to Income Ratio:
The current quarter cost to income ratio was on the higher side due to the one-off family pension effect that was being charged to the Profit and Loss Statement.
Going forward there will be no such major charge to the Profit and Loss Statement and therefore the Cost to Income ratio will be back in the range of 50% points.
Management wants to push it to the range of 48%-49%, but it thinks that it will need one more financial year to bring the ratio to that range.
The Bank says that are no merger opportunities available for the bank. Neither has the bank approached anyone for the merger nor anyone has approached the bank for the merger.
The Bank is entirely growing organically.
If the bank gets any microfinance setup available but at a very good cost, the bank will happily carry forward the deal ahead.
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