50% of PSBs may breach at least one threshold under PCA framework: Fitch Ratings

High non-performing loans may result in breach

by Natasha Nadkar

According to Fitch Ratings, more than half of state-owned banks would breach at least one of the new thresholds specified by the RBI under its revised prompt corrective action (PCA) framework. High non-performing loans (NPLs) based on banks’ FY17 financial reports might result in such breach. Banks could be forced to conserve capital, increasing the risk of non-performance on bank capital instruments, as per Fitch. The rating agency also believes that weak banks could be identified as candidates for mergers by using the PCA framework. The RBI revised the Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) framework for banks on 13 April 2017 [see here].

References
1. http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/money-and-banking/one-in-two-public-sector-banks-may-require-prompt-corrective-action-fitch/article9654308.ece
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Unemployment Rate
Per cent
4.0 +0.0
Consumer Sentiments Index
Base September-December 2015
99.3 +0.2
Consumer Expectations Index
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(Rs.trillion) Jun 16 Sep 16 Dec 16 Mar 17
New projects 1.45 2.35 1.42 2.80
Completed projects 0.90 2.19 0.87 1.38
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Quarterly Financials of Listed Companies
(% change) Mar 16 Jun 16 Sep 16 Dec 16
All listed Companies
 Income -0.1 -0.9 2.1 6.4
 Expenses 0.9 -0.3 1.9 6.7
 Net profit -29.1 -4.1 14.7 36.5
 PAT margin (%) 4.9 6.9 6.9 6.0
 Count of Cos. 4,516 4,487 4,471 4,433
Non-financial Companies
 Income -2.1 -2.5 0.6 6.1
 Expenses -3.9 -2.9 -0.2 7.6
 Net profit 5.0 9.6 26.8 20.6
 PAT margin (%) 6.2 7.4 6.9 6.1
 Net fixed assets 4.0 -9.2
 Current assets 3.2 8.1
 Current liabilities 10.7 11.6
 Borrowings 6.9 3.1
 Reserves & surplus 7.8 8.4
 Count of Cos. 3,518 3,497 3,482 3,459
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Updated on: 26 Apr 2017 12:29PM
Annual Financials of All Companies
(% change) FY13 FY14 FY15 FY16
All Companies
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 Expenses 12.2 9.5 4.9 1.0
 Net profit 1.2 -3.7 2.2 -13.7
 PAT margin (%) 3.6 3.2 3.2 3.1
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 Net worth 9.5 9.6 8.5 7.2
 RONW (%) 6.8 6.0 6.0 5.4
 Count of Cos. 23,921 21,271 20,226 16,111
Non-financial Companies
 Income 11.3 9.3 4.0 -0.3
 Expenses 11.6 8.9 4.1 -1.0
 Net profit -8.5 -5.0 -4.1 11.3
 PAT margin (%) 2.4 2.1 2.1 2.8
 Net fixed assets 12.8 11.5 12.9 12.4
 Net worth 7.7 8.5 7.0 6.5
 RONW (%) 5.5 4.8 4.8 5.7
 Debt / Equity (times) 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0
 Interest cover (times) 2.1 1.9 1.9 2.1
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 Count of Cos. 18,454 16,748 15,978 13,008
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