State-owned UCO Bank on Thursday reported a net profit of Rs 30.12 crore for the second quarter ended September 30.
The bank had posted a net loss of Rs 891.98 crore during the corresponding quarter of the previous financial year.
Sequentially, the profit during the second quarter of 2020-21 was higher from Rs 21.46 crore in the first quarter ended June 2020.
Its total income was down at Rs 4,326.14 crore during the September 2020 quarter, from Rs 4,533.51 crore a year ago, UCO Bank said in a regulatory filing.
Interest income fell to Rs 3,614.61 crore during the quarter, compared with Rs 3,804.64 crore in the year-ago period. The bank improved its asset quality significantly by bringing down the gross non-performing assets (NPAs) to 11.62 percent of the gross advances as on September 30, 2020, from 21.87 percent as of September 2019.
In absolute value, the gross NPAs were down at Rs 13,365.74 crore as against Rs 25,665.14 crore. Similarly, the net NPAs decreased to 3.63 percent (Rs 3,831.88 crore) against 7.32 percent (Rs 7,238.33 crore).
Provisioning for bad loans also fell to Rs 1,032.14 crore, from Rs 2,034.07 crore a year ago. The overall provisioning for bad loans and contingencies stood at Rs 1,300.20 crore, down from Rs 2,099.02 crore a year ago.
UCO Bank also said that as per a Supreme Court order and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), it had kept Delhi Airport Metro Express Pvt Ltd as a standard account. However, the necessary provision of Rs 77.54 crore has been held by the bank against Rs 194.14 crore, which has not been treated as NPA as per required norms.
"As per RBI guidelines issued during the financial year ended March 31, 2018, in respect of select borrowers accounts covered under provisions of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), against total outstanding of Rs 762.49 crore, the bank is holding a provision of Rs 735.41 crore as on September 30, 2020," UCO Bank said. The non-performing loan provisioning coverage ratio stood at 89.82 percent as on September 30, 2020.
On Thursday, shares of UCO Bank were trading at Rs 12.71 apiece on the BSE, up 0.87 percent from the previous close.