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India's Bank of Baroda Q2 profit falls, misses estimates
November 14, 2017 / 10:18 AM / 4 days ago

India's Bank of Baroda Q2 profit falls, misses estimates

Nov 14 (Reuters) - State-run Bank of Baroda Ltd reported a 36 percent fall in second-quarter net profit on Tuesday, hurt by higher provisions for bad loans.

Net profit dropped to 3.55 billion rupees ($54.26 million)for the quarter ended Sept. 30, from 5.52 billion rupees a year earlier, India's fifth-largest bank by assets said. (bit.ly/2zXPlAm)

Analysts on average had expected a net profit of 4.74 billion rupees, Thomson Reuters data showed.

Gross bad loans as a percentage of total loans came in at 11.16 percent at end-September, compared with 11.40 percent in the previous quarter, and 11.35 percent a year earlier.

Provisions for non-performing assets rose about 13 percent to 18.47 billion rupees. ($1 = 65.4225 Indian rupees) (Reporting by Samantha Kareen Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)

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