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ICICI Bank Q2FY22: Earnings beat estimates, here are key highlights

Provisions and contingencies in the Q4FY22 drastically dropped to ₹1,068.95 crore compared to ₹2 883.47 crore in Q4 last year. Gross NPA stood at 3.60% in Q4FY22 versus 4.96% in Q4FY21 and 4.13% in Q3FY22.

The lender posted a standalone net profit of ₹7,019 crore in Q4FY22 rising by a whopping 59% year-on-year. (Mint)Premium
The lender posted a standalone net profit of 7,019 crore in Q4FY22 rising by a whopping 59% year-on-year. (Mint)

Private sector lender, ICICI Bank posted a strong quarter ending March 2022 (Q4FY22). The lender posted a standalone net profit of 7,019 crore in Q4FY22 rising by a whopping 59% year-on-year. Net interest income (NII) stood at 12,605 crore in Q4FY22 up by 21% from 10,431 in the same quarter a year ago. Meanwhile, the net interest margin stood at 4% in the quarter under review.

Analysts polled by Bloomberg have estimated a profit of 6,402.5 crore for the fourth quarter. While JM Financial analysts predicted PAT of 6,314.3 crore up 43.4% yoy and 1.9% qoq. With that, ICICI Bank's earnings beat estimates.

Provisions and contingencies in the Q4FY22 drastically dropped to 1,068.95 crore compared to 2 883.47 crore in Q4 last year. Gross NPA stood at 3.60% in Q4FY22 versus 4.96% in Q4FY21 and 4.13% in Q3FY22.

Here are key highlights of the financial performance.

1. Other Income:

Non-interest income, excluding treasury income, increased by 11% year-on-year to 4,608 crore ($ 608 million) in Q4-2022 from 4,137 crore ($ 546 million) in Q4-2021.

Fee income grew by 14% year-on-year to 4,366 crore ($ 576 million) in Q4-2022 from 3,815 crore ($ 503 million) in Q4-2021. Fees from retail, rural, business banking and SME customers constituted about 77% of total fees in Q4-2022.

2. Credit Growth:

The retail loan portfolio, excluding rural loans, grew by 20% year-on-year and 6% sequentially and comprised 52.8% of the total loan portfolio on March 31, 2022. Including non-fund outstanding, the retail loan portfolio, was 43.8% of the total portfolio on March 31, 2022.

The business banking portfolio grew by 43% year-on-year and 10% sequentially on March 31, 2022. The SME business, comprising borrowers with a turnover of less than 250 crore ($ 33 million), grew by 34% year-on-year and 11% sequentially on March 31, 2022.

Growth in the domestic wholesale banking portfolio was 10% year-on-year on March 31, 2022. The domestic advances grew by 17% year-on-year and 6% sequentially on March 31, 2022.

Total advances increased by 17% year-on-year and 6% sequentially to 859,020 crore ($ 113.3 billion) at March 31, 2022.

3. Deposit growth:

Total deposits increased by 14% year-on-year and 5% sequentially to 1,064,572 crore ($ 140.5 billion) at March 31, 2022. Average current account deposits increased by 24% year-on-year in Q4-2022.

Average savings account deposits increased by 23% year-on-year in Q4-2022.

Total term deposits increased by 9% year-on-year to 546,135 crore ($ 72.1 billion) at March 31, 2022.

The Bank had a network of 5,418 branches and 13,626 ATMs at March 31, 2022.

4. Asset quality:

The net non-performing assets declined by 24% year-on-year and 5% sequentially to 6,961 crore ($ 918 million) at March 31, 2022. The net NPA ratio declined to 0.76% at March 31, 2022 from 0.85% at December 31, 2021 and 1.14% at March 31, 2021.

The net deletions from gross NPAs, excluding write-offs and sales, were 489 crore ($ 65 million) in Q4-2022 compared to 191 crore ($ 25 million) in Q3-2022.

Meanwhile, gross NPA additions were 4,204 crore ($ 555 million) in Q4-2022 compared to 4,018 crore ($ 530 million) in Q3-2022. Recoveries and upgrades of NPAs, excluding write-offs and sale increased to 4,693 crore ($ 619 million) in Q4-2022 from 4,209 crore ($ 555 million) in Q3-2022.

Gross NPAs written-off in Q4-2022 were at 2,644 crore ($ 349 million). The provision coverage ratio on NPAs was 79.2% at March 31, 2022.

5. Capital adequacy:

Total capital adequacy at March 31, 2022 was 19.16% and Tier-1 capital adequacy was 18.35% compared to the minimum regulatory requirements of 11.70% and 9.70% respectively.

6. Digital and payments platforms:

There have been 63 lakh activations of iMobile Payfrom non-ICICI Bank account holders as of end-March 2022. The value of transactions by non-ICICI Bank account holders in Q4-2022 was 4.9 times the value of transactions in Q3-2022.

Notably, the Bank’s supply chain platforms enable corporates to seamlessly manage their supply chain financing and payments, collection and reconciliation requirements of their dealers and vendors in a convenient and paperless manner. The value of transactions through these supply chain platforms in Q4-2022 was 2.7 times the value of transactions in Q4-2021.

Further, the value of the Bank’s merchant acquiring transactions through UPI in Q4- 2022 was 2.4 times the value of transactions in Q4-2021. The Bank is the market leader in electronic toll collections through FASTag. The Bank had a market share of about 33% by value in electronic toll collections through FASTag in Q4-2022, with a 27% year-on-year growth in collections.

Whereas the value of mobile banking transactions advanced by 30% year-on-year to 477,228 crore ($ 63.0 billion) in Q4-2022. Digital channels like internet, mobile banking, PoS and others accounted for over 90% of the savings account transactions in FY2022.

7. Consolidated results:

Consolidated profit after tax surged by 58% year-on-year to 7,719 crore ($ 1.0 billion) in Q4-2022 from 4,886 crore ($ 645 million) in Q4-2021. 

For full year FY22, consolidated profit after tax increased by 37% year-on-year to 25,110 crore ($ 3.3 billion) from 18,384 crore ($ 2.4 billion) in FY2021.

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Published: 23 Apr 2022, 05:43 PM IST
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