Significant reduction in Credit Costs and improvement in Asset Quality
PUNE: The Board of Directors of Poonawalla Fincorp Limited (PFL), a non-deposit taking systemically important NBFC focusing on consumer and small business finance, today announced its un-audited results for the quarter ended December 31, 2021 (Q3FY22). The consolidated results include the performance of PFL’s housing finance subsidiary, Poonawalla Housing Finance Limited (PHFL), and its joint venture, Magma HDI General Insurance Company Limited (MHDI).
Performance Highlights (Consolidated)
Consequent to healthy collections in Q3FY22, Gross Stage 3 and Net Stage 3 assets decreased from 4.1% and 2.0% respectively as of Sep’21 to 3.5% and 1.8% respectively as at Dec’21 on a consolidated basis. The Company has one of the best provision coverage ratios across all three stages. The standard asset coverage ratio as of Dec’21 stands at 3.3%; the Stage 3 asset coverage ratio stands at 50.1%.
Liquidity and Cost of Borrowings
The Company continues to maintain a strong liquidity position with over ₹ 3,200 crores of surplus liquidity, and additional term loan sanctions in the hand of ₹ 1,490 crores. The repricing of all eligible term loans has been competed in Q3FY22, with an overall reduction of over 160 bps. New loan sanctions received at sub 6.5%.
The company was assigned a long-term rating of ‘AA+ / Stable’ by CRISIL. The short-term rating was retained at the highest level of ‘A1+’.
The Company continued its product focus on consumers and small businesses. During the quarter, the Company entered into multiple co-lending / fintech partnerships along with adding small-ticket LAP and medical equipment loan products.
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