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South Indian Bank Stocks Reported a 1,600% Growth In Profit

15 May 20232 mins read by Angel One
The stock has delivered exceptional returns of 120% within a year, whereas the BSE Small-cap Index has shown an 18% increase.
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On Monday, the trading session began with the benchmark indices showing a positive trend. The BSE Sensex Index witnessed a 0.30% increase, while the NSE Nifty-50 rose by 0.20%. However, despite the overall market performance being favourable, the shares of South Indian Bank experienced a significant decline of 3%, falling from Rs 17.66 per share to Rs 17.12 per share. Throughout the day, the stock reached a high of Rs 17.84 and a low of Rs 17. 

The company achieved remarkable results in the financial year 2022-2023, surpassing all previous records and demonstrating impressive figures. The quarterly consolidated results indicate a 21% increase in net sales and a 23% increase in net profit for Q4FY23 compared to Q4FY22. In FY23, net sales grew by 10%, and net profit skyrocketed by 1,623% compared to FY22. Furthermore, the company has announced a 30% final dividend, with earnings per share (EPS) of Rs 3.41. 

South Indian Bank offers a range of banking services, including retail and corporate banking, para-banking activities such as debit cards and the distribution of third-party financial products. They are also engaged in Treasury and Foreign Exchange Business. 

The stock price-to-earnings ratio (PE) stands at 4.79x, while the sectoral PE is 15x. South Indian Bank’s stock has delivered exceptional returns of 120% within a year, whereas the BSE Small-cap Index has shown an 18% increase.  

Currently, South Indian Bank operates a network of 926 branches and 1,275 ATMs throughout India. The bank has a significant presence in the southern region, with Kerala alone accounting for 54% of its branches. The majority of its branches are strategically located in semi-urban areas across the country. 

Corporate loans make up 30% of the total loan book for South Indian Bank, followed by business loans at 27%, personal loans at 23% and agriculture loans at 20%. 

Investors are advised to closely monitor this banking sector stock. 

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