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OBC Q3 profit jumps 39.11% to Rs 201.66 cr

Mumbai: State-owned Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) on Thursday reported a 39.11 per cent jump in net profit at Rs 201.66 crore for the quarter ended December 2019, mainly due to reduction in bad loans.

The bank, which is going to be merged with another state-run lender Punjab National Bank, had reported a profit of Rs 144.96 crore in October-December quarter a year ago.

The bank's total income during December quarter stood at Rs 5,642.61 crore as compared with Rs 5,127.98 crore a year ago, it said in a regulatory filing.

Income from interest stood at Rs 4,659.93 crore as against Rs 4,561.12 crore during October-December quarter of previous fiscal. The ratio of net non-performing assets (NPAs) reduced to 5.98 per cent during the quarter under review from 7.15 per cent in the year-ago period.

Gross NPAs also fell to 12.64 per cent from 15.82 per cent. In absolute terms, net NPAs stood at Rs 9,507.53 crore, down from Rs 9,972.61 in the corresponding

period during the last

financial year.

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