ICICI Bank Stock Information

Information About ICICI Bank:

ICICI Bank is one of the premier Indian multinational banks. The bank has more than 4500 offices and has marked its presence in more than 19 countries across the world. The bank has recorded profit after tax of Rs.98.01 billion, as of 31 March 2017. From investment banking and insurance to venture capital and asset management, ICICI Bank is known for many financial services.

History of ICICI Bank Ltd:

In 1994, ICICI bank was promoted by an Indian wholly-owned subsidiary, ICICI Limited. In the fiscal year 1998, the shareholding of ICICI Ltd in ICICI Bank was reduced to 46%. Soon it became the first Indian company and the bank from non-Japan Asia to be listed on NYSE in 1999.

Management of ICICI Bank:

Ms. Chanda Kochhar- MD and CEO, ICICI Bank

The current MD and CEO of ICICI Bank are Ms. Chanda Kochhar. Her leadership skills and knowledge in the retail sector has been very much appreciated in the industry. She has started her career with the erstwhile ICICI Limited. During the 1990's, she was a significant figure in shaping the future of ICICI Bank. In 2011, she had been awarded by the Padma Bhushan, one of India's highest civilian honors.

Mr. M.K. Sharma, Chairman, ICICI Bank

In May 2017, Mr. M.K. Sharma retired as the Vice-Chairman of Hindustan Unilever Limited. He is currently the Chairman of the ICICI Bank's board. When he was serving as a Vice President, his responsibilities included H.R, Legal and Secretarial, Corporate Affairs, Corporate Real Estate functions, New Ventures departments and Corporate Communications. He is also a member on the Board of Governors of ISB, Hyderabad.

Stock Listing of ICICI Bank:

The stocks of ICICI Bank are available for buying and selling on NSE and BSE. The codes are as follows:

  1. BSE - 532174
  2. NSE - ICICIBANK
  3. ISIN - INE090A01021
  4. SECTOR - BANKS - PRIVATE SECTOR

ICICI Bank Stock Trends in 2018:

  1. On 01 January 2018, the opening price of ICICI Bank stock started at Rs.314 per share. The prices started picking up from 11 January 2018. On 16 January 2018, though many bank's stock prices declined shares of ICICI Bank drastically was trading well among the most traded stocks on NSE.
  2. On 12 January 2018, the ICICI Bank allocated ESOP and ESPS which led to an increase in the share price in the following days.
  3. On 16 January 2018, the share price was Rs.329.75. The change in the Board of Directors also led to an increase in share prices as investors expected a change due to new leadership.
  4. On 31 January 2018, the share price stood at Rs.348.85.
  5. The month of February saw a decline in share prices. On 1 February 2018, ICICI Bank share price was Rs.347.55.
  6. By 05 February 2018, the share price dropped to RS.327.60. The price fall was mainly due to selling pressure.
  7. On 9th and 10th of the month, prices dropped further, and on the 14th it recorded the lowest rate of the month Rs.327.
  8. On 01 March 2018, share prices further dropped to Rs.312.65, and the bank has offered equity shares hoping the prices will pick up in the following days.

ICICI Bank's Wealth and Recent Performance:

  1. As the quarter ended on 31 December 2017, the total domestic loan growth of ICICI Bank grew by 16% compared to 13% the previous year.
  2. As of 30 September 2017, the retail loans of the bank stood at 19%. Whereas, by the end of December 2017, the retail loans increased to 22%.
  3. In the last quarter of 2017, ICICI Bank reported a decline in their gross non-performing asset (NPA). The NPA of the bank stood at Rs.4.380 crore on 31 December 2017 which was Rs.4,674 crore on 30 September 2017 and Rs.7,037 crore on 31 December 2016. In the books of the bank, Non-performing assets refer to those loans that are in default status or arrears. In most cases, it means debt that is not paid or long overdue. Therefore, a decrease in NPA implies that the bank has addressed the issue and have taken measures to curb the adverse effects of high NPA.
  4. The Net NPA ratio of ICICI Bank also decreased to 4.20% as of 31 December 2017 from 4.43% on 30 September 2017.
  5. The Current and Savings Ratio (CASA) of the bank stood at 50.4% as of 31 December 2017.
  6. Also, the Core operating profit minus treasury income and exchange rate gains regarding overseas operations grew by 10% to Rs.4,992 crore in Q3 of the financial year 2017-2018 which was Rs.4,549 crore in Q3 2017.
  7. The provisions of the bank also reduced substantially from Rs.4,503 crore in Q2 of 2017-2018 to Rs.3,570 crore in the third quarter of 2018.
  8. The net interest income of ICICI Bank grew by 6% on a year-on-year basis in the quarter ended on 31 December 2017. The net interest income of the bank in the quarter ended 31 December 2016 was Rs. 5,363 crore.
  9. The consolidated profit after tax was Rs.1,894 crore in Q3- 2018 compared to Rs.2,071 crore in Q2-2018 and Rs.2,611 crore for Q3-2017.
  10. The year-on-year credit growth in domestic advances was 13% as of 30 September 2017. By the end of 31 December 2017, the credit growth increased to 16%.
  11. CASA deposits also increased by 12% year-on-year to Rs.260,635 crore by 31 December 2017. The CASA ratio of ICICI Bank stood at 50.4% as of 31 December 2017 compared to 49.5% at 30 September 2017 and 49.9% at 31 December 2016.

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Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)

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NSE was set up in 1992 by a group of leading Indian financial institutions, following the Indian Government's directives. It aimed to bring transparency to the Indian capital market. It was India's first demutualized electronic exchange which operated on a completely automated screen-based electronic trading system, offering an easy trading facility to all Indian investors. NSE began its operations in the Wholesale Debt Market segment in 1994. NSE was the first company in India to offer a digital platform that connected the investor base of the entire country. NSE offers services in various segments, such as trading, equity derivatives, clearing and settlement services in equity, debt and currency derivatives, etc.

NIFTY Index

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