Wednesday, July 27, 2016

YES BANK announces Financial Results for the Quarter ended June 30, 2016

YES BANK, India’s fifth largest private sector Bank, is the outcome of the professional & entrepreneurial commitment of its Founder Rana Kapoor and his top management team, to establish a high quality, customer centric, service driven,  private Indian Bank catering to the Future Businesses of India. YES BANK has adopted international best practices, the highest standards of service quality and operational excellence, and offers comprehensive banking and financial solutions to all its valued customers.
YES BANK has a knowledge driven approach to banking, and a superior customer experience for its retail, corporate and commercial banking clients. YES BANK is steadily evolving its HR character as the Professionals’ Bank of India, with the unrelenting vision of “Building the Finest Quality Bank of the World in India” by 2020.

Few of the highlights of YES Bank's Awards & Recognition in the year 2016:
§  YES Bank has been adjudged as Asia’s Best Bank for Corporate Social Responsibility at the Euromoney Excellence Awards 2016 held in Hong Kong.
§  YES BANK won 2 awards at The Asset Triple A Asia Infrastructure Awards 2016, Hong Kong:
o     Best Energy/Renewable Energy Deal – Solar, India for Porbandar Solar Power ` 126 Crores non-convertible debentures, in which YES BANK acted as sole underwriter.
o     Best Green Bond Facility within highly commended category in India, for IFC’s ` 315 Crores green infrastructure bonds on the back of YES BANK’s domestic green bond issuance
§  YES BANK made its maiden entry into the Forbes Global 2000 List of World’s Top Companies 2016. YES BANK was the youngest Indian Company on the Forbes 2000 List and also one of the youngest Banks in the World on this prestigious list.
§  YES BANK was recognized among India’s Best BFSI Brands by Economic Times Best BFSI Brands 2016
§  YES BANK received multiple awards at The Asian Banker Awards 2016:
o     Best Trade Finance Bank in India
o     Best Corporate Payments Project in India for API Banking implementation for Snapdeal, one of India’s leading e-commerce players
§  YES BANK received the Best Bank (midsized) Award for Cyber Defence from RBI Governor Dr. Raghuram Rajan at the IDRBT Banking Technology Excellence Awards 2016
§  Mr. Rana Kapoor, MD & CEO was felicitated by the London Business School (LBS) India Business Forum 2016 for Exemplary Contribution to Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Commenting on the results and financial performance, Mr. Rana Kapoor, Managing Director & CEO, YES BANK said at the meeting held at Mumbai on July 27, 2016, “YES BANK has delivered another highly satisfactory quarter of financial performance reflected in strong & quality growth, sustained profitability and continued resilience in asset quality.
The Bank continues to witness a robust CASA growth with the CASA ratio improving to a healthy 29.6% from 23.4% a year ago demonstrating significant momentum in the underlying Retail franchise platforms, as well as ongoing mandate in several corporate relationship groups. Further, YES BANK has received an in-principle approval from the Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to setup an Asset Management Company (AMC) which will further deepen our value proposition for our retail customers.
Given the improving macroeconomic environment along with stable Asset quality and accelerating Retail franchise, the Bank is well poised to capture Market share across Retail and Corporate segments at an enhanced pace.”

The Q1FY17 Performance highlights are as follows.

Profit & Loss Account

§  Net Interest Income (NII): NII for Q1FY17 increased by 24.2% y-o-y to INR 1,316.6 Crores on account of strong growth in advances and CASA deposits. Net interest Margin (NIM) at 3.4% for Q1FY17 up from 3.3% for Q1FY16.
§  Non Interest Income: Non Interest Income increased by 65.2% y-o-y to INR 900.5 Crores in Q1FY17.
§  Total Net Income: Total Net Income increased by 38.1% y-o-y to INR 2,217.1 Crores in Q1FY17.
§  Operating and Net profit: Operating profit for Q1FY17 increased by 43.9% y-o-y to INR 1,306.8 Crores. Net Profit in Q1FY17 was up 32.8% y-o-y to INR 731.8 Crores.
§  Shareholders’ Returns: The Bank delivered RoA of 1.7% and RoE of 20.7% for Q1FY17.

Balance Sheet

§  Deposits: Total Deposits grew by 28.6% y-o-y to INR 1,22,581.1 Crores as at June 30, 2016. The Bank’s Total Assets grew by 27.5% y-o-y to INR 1,77,228.9 Crores as at June 30, 2016. The Bank’s CD ratio stood at 86.4% as at June 30, 2016.
Current and Savings Account (CASA) deposits grew by 63.0% y-o-y to INR 36,288.3 Crores increasing the CASA ratio to 29.6%  as at June 30, 2016 up from 23.4% as at June 30, 2015. Further, SA deposits grew by 81.6% y-o-y to INR 25,186.5 Crores from INR 13,867.4 Crores as at June 30, 2015.

Advances: Total Advances grew by 33.0% y-o-y to INR 105,942.0 Crores as at June 30, 2016. Corporate Banking accounted for 67.5% of the Advances portfolio, while Retail & Business Banking (MSME) constituted 32.5%.

Business Segment
As on Jun 31, 2016
As on Jun 30, 2015
A)   Corporate Banking
(8 segmental relationship groups)
B)   Retail & Business Banking
of which:
i)   Business Banking (Medium Enterprises)
ii)   Micro & Small Enterprises
iii)  Consumer Banking (Urban and Rural)

Asset Quality
Bank continues to show resilience on all Asset Quality parameters:
     1.      NPA – Credit Costs at 15 bps for Q1FY17
Gross Non Performing Advances (GNPA) as a proportion of Gross Advances was at 0.79%
INR 844.6 Crores) while Net Non Performing Advances (NNPA) as a proportion of Net advances was stable at 0.29% (INR 302.4 Crores) as at June 30, 2016. Bank’s specific loan loss Provision Coverage was at 64.2% as at June 30, 2016.
     2.      Standard Restructured at 0.49% (down from 0.71% y-o-y)
No additional restructuring during the quarter.
The total Standard Restructured Advances as a proportion of Gross Advances was at 0.49%
INR 522.9 Crores) as at June 30, 2016, down from 0.71% (INR 567.1 Crores) as at June 30, 2015.
The restructured loans have been performing in line with expectations and the Bank does not anticipate any material slippages in this book.
     3.      Security Receipts at 0.19% (down from 0.28% y-o-y)
No sale to ARC during the quarter.
Net Security Receipts (SRs) stood at 0.19% of Gross Advances (INR 199.4 Crores, comprising 10 borrowers) as on June 30, 2016, down from INR 221.0 Crores (0.28% of Gross Advances) as on June 30, 2015.
     4.      Standard SDR Advance – Single SDR of only 0.03% outstanding exposure
During the quarter bank had one instance of Standard asset Strategic Debt Restructuring with an outstanding exposure of only 0.03% (INR 34.3 Crores) to Gross Advances as on June 30, 2016.
     5.      5:25 Refinancing – ‘No 5:25 Refinancing during the quarter’
   6.      Rating Profile - Bank’s Corporate Exposures continue to remain well rated with over 75% portfolio rated ‘A’ or better. (Based on Internal ratings mapped to external ratings)
§  Capital Funds (including profits, excluding prorated dividend): As per Basel III, Tier I Capital of
INR 14,825.6 Crores stood at 10.3%, and total CRAR stood at 15.5% as at June 30, 2016. Total Capital funds are at INR 22,394.3 Crores as at June 30, 2016.
Risk Weighted Assets stood at INR 1,44,252.6 Crores as at June 30, 2016. RWA to Total Assets at 81.4% as on June 30, 2016 against 81.0% as on June 30, 2015.
§  Liquidity Coverage Ratio: During Q1FY17, the Bank continued with the LCR maintenance at well above 70% regulatory requirement with monthly average Liquidity Coverage ratio of 83.1%, reflecting a healthy liquidity position.

YES Bank Credit Rating Profile

§  Bank continues to maintain strong credit ratings across International and Domestic Rating agencies.
§  Moody’s has reaffirmed Long-term international rating of Baa3 which is in line with the Sovereign Rating of India.
§  Domestic Rating agencies (ICRA & CARE) have Long-Term rating of AA+ for the Bank’s Basel III compliant Tier II instruments as well as for Infrastructure Bonds.

Social Media

§  According to the recent ranking by The Financial Brand publication, YES BANK is ranked amongst the Top 5 Global Bank Brands on Social Media.
§  As per the same report, YES BANK is the Highest followed Global Bank Brand on Twitter with over 1 million followers, and also the Fastest Growing Global Bank Brand on Facebook with more than 3.5 million Page Likes.
§  YES BANK is also the Highest Followed Bank Brand on Instagram in India with over 2 lakh followers.
§  YES BANK is the 1st Bank in India to launch ‘Facebook at Work’ to its workforce & have achieved 100% registration across over 16,000 employees.
 Digital Banking
YES Bank continues investing significantly in new-age mediums and digital technologies to achieve a heightened customer engagement and experience. Some of the Bank’s key digital initiatives revolutionizing payments ecosphere are as follows:
Ø  YES Money program: One of the largest Domestic Remittance program encompassing over 5.1 million customers with a cumulative transaction throughput of INR 13,000 Crores.
Ø  Over 2.4 million YES Bank co-branded Virtual prepaid Cards issued on the MasterCard platform since launch in January 2016, the ‘largest virtual prepaid card’ program in the world.
Ø  Over 34 million YES Bank powered Freecharge Wallets issued since launch in September 2015.
Ø  Launched ‘QR Code’ based Proximity Payments in collaboration with Click & Pay.

Expansion & Knowledge Initiatives
§  Total headcount stands at 16,421 as at June 30, 2016, an increase of 1,421 employees in the quarter and 4,878 incremental employees since June 30. 2015.
§  The Bank’s branch network stood at 900 branches as on June 30, 2016, an addition of 40 branches in the quarter. Total ATM network stands at 1,680 as on June 30, 2016, of which 428 are Bunch Note Acceptors (BNA)/Recyclers.
§  YES BANK has received RBI approval post approval from the CCEA (Govt. of India) to raise its Foreign Investment Limit to 74%. This has made YES BANK the FIRST  Bank in India  to have an operational fully fungible composite foreign ownership limit of 74%
§  YES BANK has received an in-principle approval from the Securities & Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to sponsor a Mutual Fund and to setup an Asset Management Company (AMC), and a Trustee Company. The AMC and the Trust Company shall be set up as wholly owned subsidiaries of YES BANK Limited. This is further to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) approval for AMC granted to YES BANK in October 2015
§  YES BANK has announced commitment of INR 250 Crores towards two key focus areas of livelihood and water security, and environment sustainability by 2020 through its focused and intensified CSR and Sustainability action.
§  YES BANK has pledged GBP 1 Million to the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) to support the IG Patel Chair– named in honour of the former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and former Director of LSE. The funding from YES BANK will also support the work of the LSE India Observatory, which was established in 2007 to continue to develop and enhance research and programmes related to India's economy, politics and society with a specific focus on Climate Change and Sustainability.
The Press Conference of YES Bank’s results will commence at 12:45 pm and we have invited leading business news channels, newswires and publications to cover the conference as well as interviews of YES Bank’s management team.

·         YES Bank’s analyst conference call can be heard at following link, post 10 pm:

Product Review | Forressence Lemon Grass Body Wash by The Nature's Co.

Hi all!!
Today's up on the blog is the product review. And we have Foressence Lemon Grass Body Wash by The Nature's Co up here.
Ingredients: Lemon Grass extract, Pro-vitamin B5 and Aloe-Vera extract.

First of all, I'm totally in love with the packaging, it comes in a transparent plastic-bottle pack and you can co-relate the appearance with the product name itself. It looks all foresty green, refreshing and natural. 

Coming to the product itself the body wash's aroma is quite nice & deodorizing  and helps your nerves getting an instant relaxation as well as rejuvenation. Also the liquid soap is neither too thick nor runny & a small amount or a dollop of it forms a good amount of lather from it that completely purifies and cleanses the skin. 
Since the product is made from all the natural ingredients, it is totally skin-friendly and hence not harmful which is a relief because these days soaps and shampoos use a great deal of sulfates in them which can leave the skin rough and dry and that makes me sad:-( 
You can actually see the goodness of it as I have attached the video too.

The plus side of using natural/organic products is that they are very effective and in this case especially, using the Lemon Grass Body Wash, you can leave your worries about the issue of body odour aside.
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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Catch Up on Lost Growth

Growth is very important in an individual's life whether it is in terms of mental, social, physical or emotional growth especially if we are talking about a child under the age of ten. It shapes the entire personality of the kid, if they are not taller in comparison to their friends, they have a sort of under-confidence or inferiority complex which silently starts creeping into their skin. Believe it or not, a child wants to perform exceptionally well in all spheres of his life but sometimes things like learning capacity, height and weight according to their age are not in their own control and do not help the way as much they wish to do it in their favour. These kind of irregularities makes them anxious and pushes their skills and talent to an ignorant side. 
It is when the role of parents came into foreplay to make sure that they are actually understanding the requirements of their children and their health not just in a figurative way but more in comprehensible manner, one should always understand that the children attains maximum growth at a tender age, and if their diet is carefully planned, then it can shape them in a very constructive way. I have also read an article about an Australian Chef where he was talking about how he make sure to pack a meal for his kids whenever they are going out for a friend's birthday party at McDonald's because he simply cannot stand the fact that his children would eat unhealthy junk food that could restrict their growth and development in their early years of life. 
There is a phrase that says 'Time Never Returns' but there is also a saying which goes like 'Never Says Never' and also 'One Can Always Start Again'. 
Yes, if you believe that your child has lost on growth in his early years, then you still have time to make amends and it starts by simply incorporating little changes in their food habits because eating good food always reflects on the body. The children should be given vitamins and more importantly these vitamins in the diet should come out directly from their natural sources as much as it is possible to keep it that way. Also proteins and carbohydrates with the suitable amounts of fat should be indulged in the diet because a kid needs his energy from somewhere to exhaust.
 As much as a balanced diet is important, physical activities involving playing outdoors should be considered. These days with the onset of technology and its reach to everyone's hands quite smoothly have made the kids to stop going out to play in  the park or enjoy the beauty of the rains and this simply highlights the fact that they do not put their energy to burn the calories which they have consumed and leads themselves onto the path of obesity. 
Finally, in my opinion growth of children is really important and with the help of nutritionists and the internet at service in this constantly developing and improving world, one can always catch up on the lost growth soon.

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