November 14, 2017 / 10:20 AM / 5 days ago

Bank of Baroda second-quarter profit falls, misses estimates

(Reuters) - State-run Bank of Baroda Ltd reported a 36 percent fall in second-quarter net profit on Tuesday, hurt by higher provisions for bad loans.

The Bank of Baroda headquarters is pictured in Mumbai, India, April 27, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Net profit dropped to 3.55 billion rupees ($54.26 million)for the quarter ended Sept. 30, from 5.52 billion rupees a year earlier, India's fifth-largest bank by assets said. (bit.ly/2zXPlAm)

Analysts on average had expected a net profit of 4.74 billion rupees, Thomson Reuters data showed.

Gross bad loans as a percentage of total loans came in at 11.16 percent at end-September, compared with 11.40 percent in the previous quarter, and 11.35 percent a year earlier.

Provisions for non-performing assets rose about 13 percent to 18.47 billion rupees.

($1 = 65.4225 Indian rupees)

Reporting by Samantha Kareen Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu

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