The government hinted on Tuesday that Life Insurance Corporation might seek an exemption from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) from making an open offer to the minority shareholders of state-owned IDBI Bank, in which the insurer is set to buy a 51 per cent stake.
Q1 PAT (Ind AS) rose 18.4% y-o-y to Rs 5.7 bn vs our Rs 5.4 bn est. (GAAP). Loan growth was muted and NIMs fell y-o-y, but this was offset by lower opex as per Ind AS. Asset quality disappointed.
We trim FY19-20e EPS by 1-2%. Spreads should improve q-o-q, but sharp increase appears unlikely. Competition may continue to weigh on AUM growth. Proj. loans have aided growth, but slippage remains high in this segment.
Shares of LIC Housing Finance dipped 7% to Rs 531 on the BSE in intra-day trade in otherwise strong market after the company reported disappointing April-June quarter (Q1FY19) results.
LIC Housing Finance reported 18% year on year (YoY) growth in net profit at Rs 4.79 billion in Q1FY19 on account of lower provisions under the IndAS framework. Net interest income grew 6.6% YoY at Rs 9.94 billion.
New Delhi: The finance ministry will ask LIC to hasten the process of stake acquisition in IDBI Bank, especially the valuation modalities, so that the government can ascertain if a capital infusion is needed in the ailing bank.
The government has no plans to infuse more funds into the bank and thinks LIC’s acquisition of 51 per cent stake in the lender would take care of its regulatory capital requirements.
NEW DELHI: State-run Life Insurance Corporation may need to pay a premium for IDBI Bank’s real estate and non-core assets, two officials aware of the matter said.
IDBI Bank has started valuing its assets before making a preferential issue of shares to LIC, which is set to acquire a majority stake in the lender. The valuation exercise is expected to be completed by August 15, one of the officials said, adding that the sum-of-the-parts value would be more than what the stock price currently suggests.
Life Insurance Company (LIC)’s acquisition of 51 per cent stake in IDBI Bank will be a “win-win” situation for both the government-owned entities, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday.
This comes after the Union Cabinet gave nod to bring down its majority stake in the bank. “The move will make IDBI Bank strong, improve its capital adequacy and bring it out of prompt corrective action (PCA).
The Life Insurance Company (LIC) considers its decision to own 51 per cent in state-owned IDBI Bank a sound business move and a good investment opportunity, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said on Tuesday.
“With the approval of LIC’s board, which was of the view that the proposed acquisition is a sound business proposition and is both commercially viable and a good investment opportunity
Seeking intervention in the case filed by Japanese pharma major Daiichi Sankyo for execution of the HC’s January 31 order that upheld the enforceability of the Rs 3,500-crore arbitral award passed against the Singh brothers and others, the bank told Justice Jayant Nath that it has equal rights over the assets of Singh and its dues shall be recovered from sale of the listed shares.
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