Arun Tiwari, CMD, Union Bank Of India Announces ‘FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE QUARTER/YEAR ENDED March 31,2017’.

Seen in the photograph is Shri Arun Tiwari, Chairman and Managing Director,Union Bank Of India,flanked by  Shri V.K Kathuria, Shri R.K.Verma & Shri A.K.Goel Executive Directors, Union Bank Of India at  the press conference held in Mumbai on the occasion of  announcement of Financial Results for the quarter/Year ended March 31, 2017 - Photo By Sachin Murdeshwar GPN NETWORKSeen in the photograph is Shri Arun Tiwari, Chairman and Managing Director,Union Bank Of India,flanked by Shri V.K Kathuria, Shri R.K.Verma & Shri A.K.Goel Executive Directors, Union Bank Of India at the press conference held in Mumbai on the occasion of announcement of Financial Results for the quarter/Year ended March 31, 2017 - Photo By Sachin Murdeshwar GPN NETWORK
Seen in the photograph is Shri Arun Tiwari, Chairman and Managing Director,Union Bank Of India,flanked by  Shri V.K Kathuria, Shri R.K.Verma & Shri A.K.Goel Executive Directors, Union Bank Of India at  the press conference held in Mumbai on the occasion of  announcement of Financial Results for the quarter/Year ended March 31, 2017 - Photo By Sachin Murdeshwar GPN NETWORK

Seen in the photograph is Shri Arun Tiwari, Chairman and Managing Director,Union Bank Of India,flanked by Shri V.K Kathuria, Shri R.K.Verma & Shri A.K.Goel Executive Directors, Union Bank Of India at the press conference held in Mumbai on the occasion of announcement of Financial Results for the quarter/Year ended March 31, 2017 – Photo By Sachin Murdeshwar GPN NETWORK

Shri Arun Tiwari, Chairman and Managing Director,Union Bank Of India 3rd from left ,flanked by Shri V.K Kathuria, Shri R.K.Verma & Shri A.K.Goel Executive Directors, Union Bank Of India at the press conference held in Mumbai on the occasion of announcement of Financial Results for the quarter/Year ended March 31, 2017 - Photo By Sachin Murdeshwar GPN NETWORK.

Shri Arun Tiwari, Chairman and Managing Director,Union Bank Of India 3rd from left ,flanked by Shri V.K Kathuria, Shri R.K.Verma & Shri A.K.Goel Executive Directors, Union Bank Of India at the press conference held in Mumbai on the occasion of announcement of Financial Results for the quarter/Year ended March 31, 2017 – Photo By Sachin Murdeshwar GPN NETWORK.

MUMBAI,  8th May,  2017 (GPN) : The Board of Directors of Union Bank of India today approved the accounts of the Bank for the Quarter and Financial Year ended March 31, 2017.

Key Highlights

Slippage reduced to ` 2951 crore; 10 per cent on sequential basis and 52 per cent on annual basis.

Gross NPAs reduced to 11.17 per cent as on March 31, 2017 against 11.70 per cent as on December 31, 2016.

Net NPA reduced to 6.57 per cent as on March 31, 2017 against 6.95 per cent as on December 31, 2016.

CASA 18 per cent YoY Non Interest Income  1446 crore (up 7.91 per cent QoQ)

Savings Deposit 28 per cent YoY Operating Profit 2134 crore (up 15.26 per cent QoQ)

CASA Share 34 per cent Net Profit 109 crore (up 4.32 per cent QoQ)

RAM* Sector 15 per cent YoY CRAR 11.79 per cent

RAM* Share 54 per cent Tier I 9.02 per cent

 The growth in Deposits was driven by Savings Deposits, which grew by 28.27 per cent against the total Deposits growth of 10.41 per cent on year–on-year (YoY) basis.

 Non-interest Income for FY 2016-17 increased by 36.7 per cent on YoY basis.

 Operating profit grew by 29.85 per cent (FY 2016-17) on YoY basis.

 Cost to income ratio improved to 46.42 per cent (FY 2016-17) against 52.10 per cent (FY 2015-16).

 Capital Adequacy Ratio (Basel III) improved to 11.79 per cent compared to 10.56 per cent in March 2016.

* (Retail, Agriculture & MSME share in domestic advance)

Financial Results for the Quarter and Financial Year ended March 31, 2017

Business

Global Business grew by 9.6 per cent to 680076 crore as on March 31, 2017 from 620445 crore as on March 31, 2016. Domestic business grew by 9.57 per cent to 644014 crore as on March 31, 2017 from ` 587739 crore as on March 31, 2016.

Total deposit of the bank grew from `342720 crore to `378392 crore showing growth of 10.4 per cent.

CASA deposits grew by 17.5 per cent to `130308 crore as on March 31, 2017 from`110876 crore in the previous year.

CASA share in total deposits improved to 34.4 per cent as on March 31, 2017 compared to 32.3 per cent as on March 31, 2016. Average CASA ratio also increased by 400 basis points (bps) to 31.8 per cent.

Savings Deposit registered a growth of 28.3 per cent YoY as on March 31, 2017.

A total of 57.6 lakh CASA accounts were opened during FY 2016-17, out of which 38.9 lakh were Savings Bank Accounts (excl. BSBDA/BSBDS accounts).

The Bank’s Global Advances grew by 8.6 per cent (YoY) to `301684 crore as on March 31, 2017 from `277725 crore as on March 31, 2016.

Due to encouraging growth of 15.2 per cent in RAM (Retail, Agriculture & MSME) sector,Domestic Advances increased by 8.2 per cent from `251653 crore as on March 31, 2016 to `272238 crore as on March 31, 2017.

Financial Performance for the quarter ended March 2017

Domestic Net Interest Margin (NIM) stood at 2.40 per cent for January-March 2017 as against 2.46 per cent for January-March 2016. Global NIM for January-March 2017 increased sequentially to 2.27 per cent from 2.01 per cent for October-December 2016
quarter. It was 2.32 per cent a year ago.

Yield on funds stood at 7.35 per cent for January-March 2017 as against 8.13 per cent for January-March 2016 and 7.20 per cent for October-December 2016.

Cost of funds stood at 5.24 per cent for January-March 2017 as against 5.98 per cent for January-March 2016 and 5.34 per cent for October-December 2016.

Net Interest Income for January-March 2017 increased by 11.75 per cent to `2387 crore from `2136 crore in October-December 2016. It was `2085 crore a year ago

Non Interest Income for January-March 2017 stood at `1446 crore, showing increase of 7.91 per cent over October-December 2016.

Operating profit increased to `2134 crore during January-March 2017 over `1851 crore during October-December 2016 and was `1410 crore during January-March 2016.

Net Profit for January-March 2017 sequentially increased to `109 crore from `104 crore in October-December 2016.

Cost to income ratio improved to 44.32 per cent for January-March 2017 from 54.25 percent for January-March 2016 and 46.75 per cent for October-December 2016.

Return on average assets (annualised) stood at 0.10 per cent for January-March 2017 as against 0.10 per cent for January-March 2016 and 0.09 per cent for October-December 2016.

Return on equity (annualised) stood at 2.34 per cent in January-March 2017 as against 1.95 per cent for January-March 2016 and 2.13 per cent for October-December 2016.

Earnings per share (annualised) stood at `6.33 in January-March 2017 as against `5.62 for January-March 2016 and `6.05 for October-December 2016.

Financial Performance for Financial Year ended March 2017

Domestic Net Interest Margin (NIM) stood at 2.33 per cent in FY 2016-17 compared to 2.39 per cent in FY 2015-16. Global NIM for FY 2016-17 was 2.23 per cent as against 2.32 per cent for FY 2015-16.

Yield on funds stood at 7.60 per cent for FY 2016-17 as against 8.37 per cent for FY2015-16.

Cost of funds stood at 5.53 per cent for FY 2016-17 as against 6.21 per cent for FY 2015-16.

Net Interest Income for FY 2016-17 increased by 7.1 per cent to `8903 crore from `8314 crore in FY 2015-16.

Non Interest Income for FY 2016-17 increased to `4965 crore, up by 36.7 per cent on YoY basis.

Net Profit for FY 2016-17 stood at `556 crore.

Cost to Income ratio improved to 46.42 per cent during FY 2016-17 from 52.10 per cent during FY 2015-16.

Return on average assets (annualised) stood at 0.13 per cent for FY 2016-17 as against 0.35 per cent for FY 2015-16.

Return on equity (annualised) stood at 2.91 per cent in FY 2016-17 as against 6.84 percent FY 2015-16.

Earnings per share (annualised) stood at `8.08 in FY 2016-17 as against ` 20.42 in FY2015-16.

Asset Quality

The slippages during the quarter declined sequentially to `2951 crore from `3294 crore in previous quarter, continuing the downtrend for fourth successive quarter.

Gross NPAs stood at 11.17 per cent as on March 31, 2017 as against 11.70 per cent as on December 31, 2016 and 8.70 per cent as on March 31, 2016.

Net NPA ratio stood at 6.57 per cent as on March 31, 2017 as against 6.95 per cent as on December 31, 2016 and 5.25 per cent as on March 31, 2016.

Provision Coverage Ratio stood at 51.41 per cent as on March 31, 2017 as against 50.62 per cent as on December 31, 2016. It was 50.98 per cent as on March 31, 2016.

Capital Adequacy

Capital Adequacy ratio of the Bank under Basel III is 11.79 per cent as on March 31, 2017 compared to 10.56 per cent as on March 2016 and minimum regulatory requirement of 10.25 per cent.

The Tier I CRAR is 9.02 per cent, within which Common Equity Tier 1 is 7.73 per cent compared to regulatory minimum of 6.75 per cent.

The Bank raised `3500 crore of Additional Tier 1 and `1750 crore of Tier 2 BASEL III compliant bonds during the year.

The Bank received an amount of `541 crore as share application money from Government of India on March 31, 2017.

Dividend

Considering need for ploughing back profits for augmenting capital adequacy ratio, the Board of Directors has decided not to declare dividend for the year 2016-17.

Digital Initiatives

The Bank has been pioneer in taking various digital initiatives and continuously launched various digital products for enhancing the customer services. Following are some of key initiatives during the year:

“U-Control” – Mobile based application for credit card users to manage their credit card usage.

Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) – Android based application that allows mobile banking facility to users having mobiles without GPRS facility.

Interoperable cash deposit transaction in Bulk Note Acceptors/Cash Recyclers.

Unified Payment Interface (UPI) – Mobile based application that enables interoperable payments through mobile phones.

Rupay Credit Card – Union Bank is the first Bank to launch Rupay Credit Card. The card will be offered in two variants namely SELECT (Super Premium) and PLATINUM (Premium).

Green ATM Pin solution for Debit cards – It’s a green initiative (Paperless & Digital) and value added service that offers an effortless and hassle free ATM Pin generation.

“U-Connect” – On the foundation day of the Bank i.e. 11/11/2016, Bank has launched its official page on Facebook and Twitter. The Bank has also marked its presence on Instagram and You Tube.

The Bank also has mobile wallet, named, DigiPurse and app-based account opening facility through Union Selfie.

The share of “transactions through digital channels” in “overall transactions” has increased to 67.9 per cent as of March 31, 2017 from 66.7 per cent as of March 31, 2016.

Financial Inclusion:

Under the Pradhan Manrti Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY), the Bank added 10 lakh new accounts and as on March 31, 2017 the Bank has more than 68 lakh accounts having a balance of `1354 crore.

49.35 lakh Rupay Card has been issued under PMJDY as on March 31, 2017.

Total enrollment under Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY), Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) and Atal Pension Yojana (APJ) increased to 29.9 lakh, 12.7 lakh and 1.81 lakh respectively.

The Bank financed `2867 crore in 151779 accounts under Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana, including an amount of `702 crore to 28224 beneficiaries through a specific scheme for financing of light commercial vehicle.

Network

The Bank has 4282 branches as of March 31, 2017 including 4 overseas branches at HongKong, DIFC (Dubai), Antwerp (Belgium) and Sydney (Australia). In addition, the Bank has representative offices at Shanghai, Beijing and Abu Dhabi. The Bank also operates in

United Kingdom through its wholly owned subsidiary, Union Bank of India (UK) Ltd.

Total number of ATMs stood at 7518 including 1685 talking ATMs as of March 31, 2017.

ATM to branch ratio stood at 1.76.

New branches & ATMs added during the year stood at 82 & 22 respectively.

Awards & Accolades during FY 2016-17

Banking Technology Awards from IBA FY 2015-16

Best Technology Bank of year,

Best use of Digital & Channels Technologies,

Best use of Technology to enhance Customer Experience,

Best Risk Management, Fraud, Cyber Security,

Best Financial Inclusion Technology Initiatives ,

Best Payment Initiatives FY 2016-17

Best Financial inclusion initiative

Runner up award for Technology bank of the year

National Payments Excellence Awards by NPCI

Award in Large Bank category for excellent performance for RuPay Card

Skoch Awards for FY 2015-16
Skoch order of merit for Financial Inclusion
Skoch order of merit on Digital Inclusion

Technology award by Institute for Development & Research in Banking Technology (IDRBT)

Best Bank Award for the Use of technology for Financial Inclusion among large banks for the year 2016.

Innovative HR practices recognition by Times ascent
The Bank was recognized under Top 50 PSU Organization with Innovative HR Practices in year 2016-17

Golden Peacock Award

Union Bank of India won the Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award for the year 2016. Union Bank of India won this Award third time in a row.

Reserve Bank Rajbhasha Shield
Reserve Bank Rajbhasha Shield for the year 2014-15 in ‘B’ Linguistic Region for excellent implementation of Official Language.

Award by Institute of Public Enterprise

Best Corporate Vigilance Excellence Award (2016-17) – Banking Sector.ENDS.

About the Author

Sachin Murdeshwar
Sachin Murdeshwar is a Sr.Journalist and Columnist in several Mainline Newspapers and Portals.He is an ardent traveller and likes to explore destinations to the core.

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