• MAY 26, 2000

Federal bank's astounding performance for FY2000

Federal bank has recorded fantastic growth in its net profits to Rs 464 m for FY2000 compared to Rs 25 m in the previous period.

The bank's operating margins improved to 20.5% in the current year and net profit margins increased to 5.3%. The improvement in profit margins are due to less than proportionate increase in the interest expenditure. The interest expenses on the other hand declined by 9%.

(Rs m) FY1999 FY2000 Change
Interest Income 8,594 8,818 2.6%
Other Income 1,130 1,323 17.1%
Interest Expenses 7,716 7,015 -9.1%
Operating Profit (EBDIT) 879 1,803 105.2%
Operating Profit Margin (%) 10.2% 20.5%  
Other Expenses 1,515 1,772 17.0%
Profit before Tax 494 1,355 174.4%
Provisions 469 891 90.2%
Profit after Tax/(Loss) 25 464 1734%
Net profit margin (%) 0.3% 5.3%  
Earnings per share 1.2 21.4 1734%

At the current market price of Rs 35, the bank is trading at Price/Book value ratio of 0.2 times which is amongst the lowest compared to other public and private sector banks.

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