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Analytical  commentary published by Hemindra Hazari.

On May 12, 2017, Yes Bank, released its annual report for the year ended March 31, 2017 where the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) mandatory disclosure showed that for the year ended March 31, 2016, the bank’s gross non-performing assets (NPAs) was higher by 5.6x to Rs49.3bn...
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. HDFC Bank’s 1HFY2021 results is a study in contrasts to its non-bank finance company (NBFC) subsidiary, HDB Financial Services (HDB). While the standalone bank reported a 19% yoy growth in net profits, HDB’s  profits collapsed by an alarming 94% yoy (HDB reports only half-yearly performance)....
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. In comparing a company’s stand-alone expenses with its consolidated accounts, it is highly unusual for the consolidated numbers to be lower than the stand-alone numbers. But what has gone unnoticed for some years in HDFC Bank is that its stand-alone ‘other operating expenses’ has been...
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. HDFC Bank, India’s largest bank by market capitalisation appears to be the first off the block in demanding resignations from permanent staff at its non-bank finance company (NBFC) subsidiary, HDB Financial Services (HDB FS). While times are indeed difficult, stakeholders in the bank should note...
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. In a shocking development at HDFC Bank reported by Reuters, the bank selected Egon Zehnder, the global executive search firm, to shortlist external candidates to succeed Aditya Puri. The six-member internal search committee set up in November has been unable to reach a consensus to...
HDFC Asset Management Co. (HDFC AMC), promoted by HDFC is in the news for all the wrong reasons, a rare situation for a blue-blooded group which is the darling of institutional investors. The only saving grace is that it is not the only AMC which has...
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. April 1, 2020, All Fools Day, the first day of FY2021, was an eventful day for Kotak Mahindra Bank (KMB) shareholders, as the share price fell an alarming 9% as compared with a NIFTY-50 decline of 4% and the NIFTY Bank fall of 5%. What...
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. For the second time, State Bank of India (SBI), the government’s premier bank, and India’s largest by assets, has been publicly shamed by the banking regulator for fraudulent accounts. Stakeholders are now aware that the bank’s standalone meagre profit of Rs 8.62 bn for the...
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. In a surprise capitulation, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has relaxed  its rules regarding the ceiling on the percentage of shares held by founders of a private bank. But it has carved out this exception for just one bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank (KMB), which...