Federal Bank falls as Q4 CASA ratio hits multi-quarter low


Federal Bank falls as Q4 CASA ratio hits multi-quarter low

Despite persevering with its robust mortgage increase trajectory, Federal Bank`s multi-zone low CASA (modern-day account financial savings account) ratio in Q4 FY23 has disillusioned the Street.

Federal Bank stocks fell over three percentage on April five after the financial institution mentioned CASA ratio of 32.sixty eight percentage, that's 156 foundation factors decrease than the preceding zone. The financial institution's best-ever CASA ratio turned into 36.ninety four percentage in Q4 FY22, and it's been on a declining fashion ever since.

At 11:15 am, the inventory turned into quoting at Rs 129.50 at the NSE, decrease via way of means of three.2 percentage from the preceding close.

In Q4, the financial institution's gross advances grew via way of means of 20.2 percentage to Rs 1,77,480 crore from Rs 1,47,639 crore withinside the preceding 12 months.

Total deposits reached Rs 2,13,384 crore, clocking a increase of 17.four percentage YoY. Of this, the CASA or modern-day account and financial savings account deposit grew a modest three.nine percentage to Rs 69,739 crore, from Rs 67,121 crore withinside the 12 months-in the past period.

The retail credit score ee-e book grew via way of means of 18.6 percentage and wholesale credit score ee-e book grew via way of means of 22.2 percentage, the financial institution said, similarly noting that the "retail to wholesale ratio is at fifty four:46."

In Q3, Federal Bank had mentioned a fifty four percentage on-12 months surge in internet earnings at Rs 521.seventy three crore. The internet hobby earnings of the Kochi-established lender had elevated via way of means of 27.1 percentage on-12 months to Rs 1956.fifty three crore.

Meanwhile, banks' slowing deposit increase charge has the Street worried. With system-stage credit score increase predicted to preserve to outpace deposit increase in FY24, lagging deposit accretion ought to constrain banks` cappotential to present loans while deposit prices are visible persevering with to rise, in line with India Ratings.


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