The country's largest lender SBI today reported more than doubling of its net profit at Rs 2,814.82 crore for the March quarter.The public sector bank had registered a standalone net profit of Rs 1,263.81 crore in the same period a year ago.

However, for the year ended March 2017, SBI's consolidated net profit declined by about 98 per cent to Rs 241.23 crore from Rs 12,224.59 crore at the end of 2015-16.

Total income on a standalone basis for the March quarter increased 7.8 per cent to Rs 57,720 crore from Rs 53,526.97 crore in the year-ago period, it said in a BSE filing.

Gross non-performing assets rose to 6.9 per cent in January-March 2017 from 6.5 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2015-16.However, net NPA declined to 3.71 per cent as against 3.81 per cent a year ago.

For the full fiscal, total income increased by 9.2 per cent to Rs 2,98,640.45 crore from Rs 2,73,461.13 crore at the end of 2015a-16.
Shares of SBI were trading at Rs 306.85 a unit, up 1.29 per cent compared to previous close, at 1231 hrs on BSE.

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