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Mumbai: Shares of Bharat Financial Inclusion Ltd, formerly known as SKS Microfinance Ltd, on Friday hit over five-and-half-year high after the company reported better-than-expected earnings.

The stock touched a high of 836.55, a level last seen on 16 November 2010, and gained as much as 9.84%, the maximum gain since 10 December 2014. So far this year, it has gained 68%.

The company posted a net profit of 235.91 crore, up 285.76% from 61.16 crore a year ago, due to higher total income and a tax write-back. The company received a tax write-back of 96.85 crore in the June quarter as compared to tax expenses of 18.34 crore. According to estimates of nine Bloomberg analysts, the company expected to post a net profit of 145.60 crore.

Gross non-performing assets for the quarter stood at 0.1%, while net non-performing assets was at 0.03%. Provisions and write-offs for the quarter stood at 12 crore, up 67%.

Total income stood at 368.96 crore, up 53.19% from 240.86 crore a year ago. The gross loan portfolio rose to 76% at 8,463 crore from 4,797 crore in the year-ago period, excluding data from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

Loan disbursements increased by 59% in the current period to 3,769 crore from 2,377 crore in the year-ago period.

At 1.17pm, Bharat Financial Inclusion was trading at 837 on the BSE, up 9.55% from its previous close, while India’s benchmark Sensex index rose 0.31% to 27,795.14 points.

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