May 8 Union Bank of India Ltd on
Monday posted a 13 percent rise in its fourth-quarter net profit
as the gross bad-loan ratio eased sequentially, but fell short
of analysts' expectations.
The country's sixth-biggest public sector lender by assets
said net profit for the March quarter stood at 1.08 billion
rupees ($16.79 million). (bit.ly/2qSAGP6)
Analysts on average had expected a fourth-quarter net profit
of 1.89 billion rupees, according to Thomson Reuters data.
Gross bad loans as a percentage of total loans stood at
11.17 percent at the end of March, compared with 11.70 percent
in the preceding quarter, and 8.70 percent a year earlier.
($1 = 64.3050 Indian rupees)
(Reporting by Aby Jose Koilparambil in Bengaluru; Editing by