- FB reported moderation in business growth due to the weak environment and higher repayments/stress account resolutions. Although slippages stood elevated, bulk of it came from the pre-disclosed watch-list, which resulted in an overall decline in stressed assets.

- PAT of INR4.4b (+32% YoY) came in higher than our estimate as provisions were lower at INR1.6b (-36% QoQ) aided by lower charge on debit card loyalty points. NII growth moderated to 7% YoY (INR11.5b), affected by interest reversals of INR0.2b, while margins stood stable at 3%.

- FB is taking a cautious approach in building the loan mix toward high-rated corporate and retail loans, while strong liability franchise will enable lower cost of funds, supporting margins

Disclaimer: The above report is compiled from information available on public platforms. inChat team advises users to check with certified experts before taking any investment decisions.

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