BEIJING, Oct 26 (Reuters) - China Construction Bank Corp , the country’s second-biggest lender by assets, said on Thursday third-quarter net profit rose 4.1 percent, below analysts’ estimates.
Net profit rose to 62.9 billion yuan ($9.49 billion) in the three months to Sept. 30 from 60.4 billion yuan a year earlier.
That was slower growth than the 6.1 percent advance forecast on average by three analysts polled by Reuters.
CCB’s non-performing loan ratio fell to 1.50 percent at the end of the quarter from 1.51 percent at the end of June.
Its net interest margin was 2.16 percent at end-September, up from 2.14 percent three months earlier.
$1 = 6.6311 Chinese yuan renminbi Reporting by Shu Zhang and Engen Tham; editing by Jacqueline Wong and Jason Neely