New Delhi: Public sector Bank of Baroda (BOB) on Friday reported nearly 52% fall in net profit at Rs203.39 crore for the first quarter ended June on higher provisioning, although NPAs remained largely unchanged.

The bank’s net profit in the corresponding April-June quarter of 2016-17 stood at 423.62 crore.

Total income, however, were higher year-on-year at Rs12,103.86 crore for April-June period of 2017-18 from Rs11,877.91 crore in the same quarter of 2016-17, the bank’s balance sheet showed.

The bank’s gross non-performing assets (NPAs) or bad loans rose to 46,172.77 crore as on June 30, 2017, up from 42,991.68 crore as on end-June 2016, it said in a regulatory filing. Percentage wise, gross NPAs were 11.40 per cent of gross advances, as against 11.15% a year ago.

Net NPAs, however, came down to 19,519.31 crore (5.17%) by end of June 2017, from 20,783.77 crore (5.73 per cent).

Despite restricting on its NPA portfolio, the state owned lender set aside a higher 2,156.69 crore provisioning for June quarter of 2017-18, as against ,986.44 crore in April-June 2016-17. “The bank has made provision at 20 per cent on secured sub-standard advances as against the regulatory requirement of 15 per cent," it said in the filing.

Further, the bank said it has made additional provisions of Rs107.84 crore in respect of standard advances to stressed sectors of the economy.

Besides, as per RBI instructions with regard to scheme for stressed assets, the bank said it reversed an amount of Rs172.08 crore during the June quarter as unrealised interest for accounts falling under strategic debt restructuring (SDR), scheme for sustainable structuring of stressed assets (S4A).

The bank also informed that it paid .45 crore and 2.26 lakh towards penalty imposed in South Africa and Seychelles branches respectively by their local regulators. Bank of Baroda stock closed 3.91 per cent down at 142.55 on BSE today.