ICICI Bank Q2 net profit down by 28% at INR 655 crore

ICICI Bank Q2 report

Net interest income (NII) increased by 26% year-on-year to ` 8,057 crore (US$ 1.1 billion) in Q2-2020 from ` 6,418 crore (US$ 906 million) in Q2- 2019.

The Board of Directors of ICICI Bank Limited at its meeting held at Mumbai today, approved the standalone and consolidated accounts of the Bank for the quarter ended September 30, 2019. The statutory auditors have conducted a limited review and have issued an unmodified report on the standalone and consolidated financial statements for the quarter ended September 30, 2019.

Performance Review: Quarter ended September 30, 2019

• Core operating profit (profit before provisions and tax, excluding treasury income) grew by 24% year-on-year to ₹ 6,533 crore (US$ 922 million) in the quarter ended Septmber 30, 2019 (Q2-2020)
      o Net interest margin at 3.64% in Q2-2020
      o Fee income grew by 16% year-on-year in Q2-2020
• On a standalone basis, the profit after tax was ` 655 crore (US$ 92 million) in Q2-2020 compared to ₹ 909 crore (US$ 128 million) in Q2-2019. Excluding the impact of one-time additional charge due to re-measurement of accumulated deferred tax, profit after tax would have been `3,575 crore (US$ 504 million) in Q2-2020 compared to ₹ 909 crore (US$ 128 million) in Q2-2019.
• 25% year-on-year growth in total deposits at September 30, 2019
• Domestic loan growth at 16% year-on-year at September 30, 2019 driven by retail
     o Retail loans grew by 22% year-on-year
• Net non-performing asset (NPA) ratio decreased from 1.77% at June 30, 2019 to 1.60% at September 30, 2019 – the lowest in the last 15 quarters
   o Net NPAs decreased by 51% from ` 22,086 crore (US$ 3.1 billion) at September 30, 2018 to ` 10,916 crore (US$ 1.5 billion) at September 30, 2019
   o Provisions (excluding taxes) declined by 37% year-on-year to ` 2,507 crore (US$ 354 million) at September 30, 2019
• Total capital adequacy ratio of 16.14% and Tier-1 capital adequacy ratio of 14.62% on standalone basis at September 30, 2019, including profits for the half year ended September 30, 2019 (H1-2020)

Profit & loss account

• The core operating profit (profit before provisions and tax, excluding treasury income) increased by 24% year-on-year to ₹ 6,533 crore (US$ 922 million) in Q2-2020 from ₹ 5,285 crore (US$ 746 million) in the quarted ended September 30, 2018 (Q2-2019).
• Net interest income (NII) increased by 26% year-on-year to ` 8,057 crore (US$ 1.1 billion) in Q2-2020 from ` 6,418 crore (US$ 906 million) in Q2- 2019.
• The net interest margin was 3.64% in Q2-2020 compared to 3.61% in Q1-2020 and 3.33% in Q2-2019.
• Non-interest income, excluding treasury income, was ₹ 3,854 crore (US$ 544 million) in Q2-2020 compared to ₹ 3,191 crore (US$ 450 million) in Q2-2019.
• Fee income grew by 16% year-on-year to ₹ 3,478 crore (US$ 491 million) in Q2-2020 from ₹ 2,995 crore (US$ 423 million) in Q2-2019. Retail fees constituted 74% of total fees in Q2-2020
• Treasury reported a profit of ` 341 crore (US$ 48 million) in Q2-2020 compared to a loss of ` 35 crore (US$ 5 million) in Q2-2019.
• Provisions (excluding taxes) declined by 37% year-on-year to ₹ 2,507 crore (US$ 354 million) in Q2-2020 from ₹ 3,994 crore (US$ 564 million) in Q2-2019.
• The profit before tax was ₹ 4,367 crore (US$ 616 million) in Q2-2020 compared to ₹ 1,256 crore (US$ 177 million) in Q2-2019.
• Tax expense was `3,712 crore (US$ 524 million) in Q2-2020 compared to `347 crore (US$ 49 million) in Q2-2019. The tax expense in Q2-2020 includes the one-time additional charge of `2,920 crore (US$ 412 million) due to re-measurement of accumulated deferred tax assets consequent to a reduction in marginal tax from 35% to 25%.
• On a standalone basis, the profit after tax was `655 crore (US$ 92 million) in Q2-2020 compared to ₹ 909 crore (US$ 128 million) in Q2- 2019. Excluding the impact of one-time additional charge due to re- measurement of accumulated deferred tax, profit after tax would have been `3,575 crore (US$ 504 million) in Q2-2020 compared to ₹ 909 crore (US$ 128 million) in Q2-2019.

Operating review

Credit growth

The year-on-year growth in domestic advances was 16% at September 30, 2019. The Bank has continued to leverage its strong retail franchise, resulting in a 22% year-on-year growth in the retail loan portfolio at September 30, 2019. Including non-fund outstanding, retail was 49.9% of the total portfolio at September 30, 2019. Excluding non-performing and restructured loans, the growth in domestic corporate loans was about 7% year-on-year. Total advances increased by 13% year-on-year to ` 613,359 crore (US$ 86.5 billion) at September 30, 2019 from ` 544,487 crore (US$ 76.8 billion) at
September 30, 2018.

Deposit growth

Total deposits increased by 25% year-on-year to `696,273 crore (US$ 98.2 billion) at September 30, 2019. Average CASA deposits increased by 11% year-on-year in Q2-2020. The average CASA ratio was 42.2% in Q2-2020 compared to 43.4% in Q1-2020 and 47.1% in Q2-2019. The period-end CASA ratio was 46.7% at September 30, 2019 compared to 45.2% at June 30, 2019 and 50.8% at September 30, 2018. Term deposits increased by 35% year-on-year to `371,273 crore (US$ 52.4 billion) at September 30, 2019.

The Bank had a network of 5,228 branches and 15,159 ATMs at September 30, 2019. The Bank is looking to open 450 branches during the year ended March 31, 2020 (FY2020). During Q2-2020, 346 new branches were opened. The branches seek to meet evolving customer requirements, with contemporary design, rationalised use of space and dedicated areas for transactions and customer engagement.

Rural initiatives

The Bank’s reach in rural areas is supported by a network of branches, on- field staff and business correspondents providing last-mile access in remote areas. Of the Bank’s network of 5,228 branches, nearly half are in rural and semi-urban areas. The Bank has a reach in over 100,000 villages and is working to provide dedicated banking services to the customers at their homes in 66,000 of these villages. The Bank has also recently partnered with CSC e-Governance Services India to expand rural reach and extend all banking services to the rural customers including transaction and bill payment services at their door step.

Digital transactions

In Q2-2020, the value of debit card transactions and credit card transactions increased by 13% y-o-y and 30% y-o-y respectively. The volume of mobile transactions increased by 136% y-o-y in Q2-2020. Digital channels like internet, mobile banking, POS and others accounted for over 87% of the savings account transactions in H1-2020.

Asset quality

Net NPAs decreased by 51% from `22,086 crore (US$ 3.1 billion) at September 30, 2018 to `10,916 crore (US$ 1.5 billion) at September 30, 2019. The net NPA ratio decreased from 3.65% at September 30, 2018 and 1.77% at June 30, 2019 to 1.60% at September 30, 2019. The provision coverage on non-performing loans, excluding cumulative technical write- offs, increased from 58.9% at September 30, 2018 to 76.1% at September 30, 2019. The provision coverage ratio on non-performing loans, including cumulative technical write-offs, was 85.0% at September 30, 2019 compared to 69.4% at September 30, 2018. The gross additions to NPAs were ₹ 2,482 crore (US$ 350 million) in Q2-2020 compared to `3,117 crore (US$ 440 million) in Q2-2019 and `2,779 crore (US$ 392 million) in Q1-2020. Recoveries and upgrades of non-performing loans were `1,263 crore (US$ 178 million) in Q2-2020 compared to `1,006 crore (US$ 142 million) in Q2- 2019 and `931 crore (US$ 131 million) in Q1-2020. At September 30, 2019, the fund-based and non-fund based outstanding to borrowers rated BB and below (excluding non-performing assets) was `16,074 crore (US$ 2.3 billion) compared to `17,525 crore (US$ 2.5 billion) at March 31, 2019 and `15,355 crore (US$ 2.2 billion) at June 30, 2019.

Capital adequacy

The Bank’s total capital adequacy at September 30, 2019 as per Reserve Bank of India’s guidelines on Basel III norms, including profits for H1-2020, was 16.14% and Tier-1 capital adequacy was 14.62% compared to the minimum regulatory requirements of 11.08% and 9.08% respectively.

Consolidated results

Consolidated profit after tax was `1,131 crore (US$ 160 million) in Q2-2020 compared to `2,514 crore crore (US$ 355 million) in Q1-2020 and `1,205 crore (US$ 170 million) in Q2-2019. Excluding the impact of one-time additional charge due to re-measurement of accumulated deferred tax, profit after tax would have been `4,101 crore (US$ 579 million) in Q2-2020.

Consolidated assets grew by 13.3% year-on-year to `1,288,190 crore (US$ 181.8 billion) at September 30, 2019 from `1,136,942 crore (US$ 160.4 billion) at September 30, 2018.

Subsidiaries

Value of new business of ICICI Life grew by 20% year-on-year from `590 crore (US$ 83 million) in the six months ended September 30, 2018 (H1- 2019) to `709 crore (US$ 100 million) in H1-2020. The new business margin increased from 17.0% in FY2019 to 21.0% in H1-2020. Protection based annualised premium equivalent grew by 87% year-on-year to `497 crore (US$ 70 million) in H1-2020 and accounted for 14.8% of the total annualised premium equivalent in H1-2020. The Embedded value grew by 18% from `19,248 crores (US$ 2.7 billion) at September 30, 2018 to 22,680 crore (US$ 3.2 billion) at September 30, 2019. ICICI Life’s profit after tax was `587 crore (US$ 83 million) for H1-2020 compared to `583 crore (US$ 82 million) for H1-2019.

The gross written premium of ICICI General was ₹ 6,591 crore (US$ 930 million) in H1-2020 compared to ₹ 7,492 crore (US$ 1.1 billion) in H1-2019. The company’s combined ratio was 101.5% in H1-2020 compared to 100.1% in H1-2019. ICICI General’s profit after tax increased by 6% to ` 618 crore (US$ 87 million) in H1-2020 from ` 582 crore (US$ 82 million) in H1-2019.

The profit after tax of ICICI Securities, on a consolidated basis, as per Ind AS, was ₹ 135 crore (US$ 19 million) in Q2-2020 compared to ₹ 134 crore (US$ 19 million) in Q2-2019.

The profit after tax of ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company (ICICI AMC), as per Ind AS, was ₹ 305 crore (US$ 43 million) in Q2-2020 compared to ₹ 196 crore (US$ 28 million) in Q2-2019.