Federal Bank Ltd <FED.NS> posted a 26 percent rise in first-quarter net profit, but lagged estimates as provisions for bad loans rose.
Net profit rose to 2.10 billion rupees ($32.61 million) for the quarter ended June 30, from 1.67 billion rupees a year earlier, the mid-sized private sector lender said on Wednesday. http://bit.ly/2uWwGCa
Analysts on average had expected a net profit of 2.51 billion rupees, Thomson Reuters data showed.
Gross bad loans as a percentage of total loans rose to 2.42 percent at end-June, compared with 2.33 percent at March-end.
Shares in Federal Bank were trading 3.2 percent lower after the results in the BSE Sensex that gained 0.36 percent.($1 = 64.4025 Indian rupees)
(Reporting by Samantha Kareen Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Sunil Nair)