- Bajaj Finance reports 30% YoY jump in Q4 net profit to Rs 3,158 crore.
- The company’s net interest income for the quarter rose 28% YoY to Rs 7,771 crore.
- Bajaj Finance added 30.90 lakh new customers and delivered Rs 16,537 crore of core AUM growth in the March quarter.
|Company||Bajaj Finance 🏦|
|Quarter||March 2023 📅|
|Net Profit||Rs 3,158 crore, up 30% YoY 💹|
|Net Interest Income (NII)||Rs 7,771 crore, up 28% YoY 📈|
|Core Asset Under Management (AUM)||Rs 16,537 crore growth 💰|
|New Customers||30.90 lakh 🆕|
|App Platform Users||3.55 crore 📱|
|Dividend||Rs 30 per share recommended 💰|
|Cost of Funds||7.39% 💰|
|Gross NPA||0.94% 📊|
|Net NPA||0.34% 📊|
|Annualised ROA||5.40% 💹|
|Annualised ROE||23.94% 💹|
|Capital Adequacy||24.97% 💰|
|Opex to NII||34.1% 📊|
|Deposits||Rs 1,682 crore growth, 21% of consolidated borrowings 💰|
Robust Financial and Portfolio Performance
Bajaj Finance reports that all financial and portfolio metrics for the March quarter were strong. In addition to adding 30.90 lakh new customers to its franchise, the company increased its core assets under management (AUM) by Rs 16,537 crore. The business also disclosed that all goods and services are now accessible via web and mobile app platforms, which have a combined 3.55 crore net users.
Bajaj Finance expanded geographically during the March quarter, adding 19 new locations and 10,800 distribution points, bringing its total to 3,733 locations and more than 1,54,000 active distribution points as of March 31.
Declaration of Dividends
The board of directors of Bajaj Finance has suggested a dividend of Rs. 30 per share for the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2023. According to the company, the dividend would be credited on or around July 28 or July 29 if declared by shareholders at the upcoming annual general meeting.
Gross non-performing assets for the NBFC for the quarter were 0.94% as opposed to 1.6% in the same period last year. Net NPA was 0.34 percent versus 0.68% year over year. As of March 31, the company’s stage 3 assets were worth Rs 2,313 crore, down from Rs 3,133 crore as of March 31, 2022.
Return on Equity and Asset
Comparing the current quarter to the same quarter last year, Bajaj Finance’s annualised return on asset (ROA) was 5.40%. The annualised return on equity (ROE) was 23.94% compared to 22.80% year over year. Tier-1 capital was at 23.20%, and the company’s capital adequacy ratio was 24.97%.
Investment in Business Transformation
In FY24, Bajaj Finance made investments in social and rewards platforms as part of its ongoing investment in people and technology for business transformation. Opex to NII for the company increased from 34.5% YoY to 34.1%.