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Corporation Bank: Deserves a look - Views on News from Equitymaster
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  • Nov 2, 2000

    Corporation Bank: Deserves a look

    Corporation Bank's operating margins in the 2QFY01 improved sharply to 35.3% due to reshuffling of high cost deposits. As a result the bank's operating profits jumped by 46% to Rs 1.5 bn. During the quarter saving bank deposits accounted for 28% of total deposits and the bank has also reduced the cost of deposits to 8% (from 8.5% as on March 2000). Investment portfolio of the bank has been classified according to RBI guidelines. As a consequence the bank has saved Rs 15 m (net of tax) on account of provision for depreciation in the value of investments.

    (Rs m) 2QFY00 2QFY01 Change
    Operating Income 3,909 4,335 10.9%
    Other Income 697 687 -1.4%
    Interest Expenses 2,859 2,804 -1.9%
    Operating Profit (EBDIT) 1,050 1,531 45.8%
    Operating Profit Margin (%) 26.9% 35.3%  
    Other expenses 741 869 17.4%
    Depreciation 48 48 1.3%
    Profit before Tax 959 1,301 35.6%
    Other provisions 158 248 56.7%
    Tax 224 343 52.8%
    Profit after Tax/(Loss) 577 710 23.1%
    Net profit margin (%) 14.8% 16.4%  
    Diluted number of shares 120.0 120.0  
    Diluted Earnings per share* 19.2 23.7  
    P/E (at current price) 3 3  

    The bank's advances during the 1HFY01 increased by 21% and deposits grew by 9%. It has also achieved higher credit to deposit ratio of 54% compared to 49% in 1HFY00. The bank expects to achieve the growth of 19% in deposits and 22% in advances for the year ended March 2001.

    Corporation Bank has reduced its NPA ratio to 1.8% (from 1.9% in FY00). Also it has the healthy capital adequacy ratio (CAR) of 13.3%. Adequate CAR will allow the bank to foray in insurance without any equity dilution. It has planned to invest around Rs 500 m in insurance venture. However, the exact game plan is not yet finalised.

    In order to reduce the operating expenses the bank is continuously investing in technology improvement. Out of 650 branches it has already computerised 311 branches, covering around 78% of its total business. It is planning to computerise 50 more branches by March 2001 and will invest around Rs 650 m for the purpose. Although, the bank has large network of branches it has only 5 ATMs. It has planned to install 50 ATMs by the year end, which will cost the bank around Rs 40 m.

    Key Ratios
    (Rs m) FY00 1HFY01
    Avg. business / employee 18.5 20.2
    Avg. business / branch 302.1 334.5
    Profit / employee 0.2 0.2
    Interest spread 3.0% 3.4%
    CAR 12.8% 13.3%

    Yet another achievement of the bank is maintaining its income from cash management services despite competition. During the 1HFY01 income from CMS improved by 12.5% to Rs 348 m. It has added 49 new clients taking the total clienteles to over 900 companies.

    At the current market price of Rs 67 Corporation Bank is trading at a P/E multiple of 3 times its 2QFY01 annualised earnings on Price/Book value ratio of 0.6 times. The bank's valuations are lower than other private sector and public sector banks. Its initiatives in improving the technology and maintaining the current growth rate is expected to re-rate its valuations in time to come.



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