NSE Symbol: YESBANK | BSE Code: 532648
Yes Bank is a private sector bank in India founded in 2004 by Mr.Rana Kapoor and Ashok Kapur. In just 14 years since its establishment, the bank has become the fourth largest private bank in the country. This tremendous accomplishment has been achieved primarily due to Yes Bank's vision to provide high-quality and customer-driven services. The bank has its presence in 29 states and 7 Union Territories through more than 600 branches and 3,500 plus ATMs. It focuses on becoming the 'Best Quality Bank of the World in India' by the year 2020.
The primary area of Yes Bank's expertise comprises corporate and institutional banking, financial banking, retail banking, wealth management, et cetera. It offers a variety of commercial products like personal loan, credit cards, and home loan. Furthermore, Yes Bank has done well to promote the renewable energy sector, especially with the release of green bonds to finance renewable energy projects. It is also the only Indian bank to have been awarded the Greenfield Bank license by the RBI.
Yes Bank Limited was formed in November 2003 by Rana Kapoor and was granted the banking license by the RBI in May 2004. Later that year, the company also commenced its corporate and business banking services. By the financial year 2005-06, the bank completed one full year of operations during which time, it made its first public offering of equity shares. 2007 proved to be a landmark year for the bank as it not only launched its international banking services, but it was also selected as a founding member of Community of Global Growth Companies at the WEF, Geneva. In 2010, Yes Bank was ranked as India's leading mid-sized bank.
Over the years, the bank has reported healthy numbers and owing to its impeccable services and vision; it has been honored with several awards. Some of these are the Best Managed Bank in India (2011-2013) awarded by the Asian Banker, Sustainable Bank of the Year for the Asia-Pacific region by FT Sustainable Finance Awards, 2011, and Fastest Growing Bank award at the World Best Bank Awards in 2009.
Rana Kapoor - Founder, MD, and CEO
Mr. Kapoor started his journey at the Bank of America in 1980 when he joined as a management trainee. He worked for the company for a little over 16 years, and during the time, he honed his skills superbly to manage corporate, financial, and government institution clients. He followed this with a brief stint at ADZ Grindlays after which, he decided to establish his joint ventures.
Mr. Kapoor's progressive mindset and his vision to offer high-quality banking products to the customers has produced excellent results from the perspective of business and finance, as evident in the financial reports published over the years.
He has been awarded a plethora of titles, including the Leading Banker of the Decade by the Indian Chamber of Commerce and the CEO of the Year at SABRE Asia Pacific Awards in 2016.
He is an alumnus of DU, where he attained a Bachelor's degree in Economics in 1977. Later, he also got an MBA degree from the Rutgers' University in the United States.
Yes, Bank Limited is listed on the NSE and BSE, where its stocks can be traded. It also forms a part of two of the crucial market indices in India - SENSEX and NIFTY. It is one of the critical indicators of the health of private sector banks in India.
In addition to these two indices, Yes Bank Limited can also be found on NIFTY 200, NIFTY 500, S&P BSE 100, S&P BSE 500, and many more.
In the recently released report for the third quarter of the financial year 2017-18, Yes Bank reported a healthy increase in advances and balance sheet. The respective numbers, as of the end of the third quarter are more than Rs.1.5 lakh crore and Rs.2.5 lakh crore.
Net Interest Income has also grown remarkably over the last quarter, with the amount standing at Rs.1,888.8 crore - a year-over-year increase of more than 25%. Consequently, Yes Bank's profit after tax also grew to Rs.1,077 crore during the same term in contrast to Rs.882.6 crore in Q3 FY17.
The CASA (Current and Savings Account) ratio of Yes Bank for the Q3 FY18 is 38% which, on a long-term basis, translates into a y-oy growth of 48%.
Furthermore, the asset quality of the bank continued to be resilient to harsh conditions. Gross NPA (Non-Performing Assets) was recorded to be at 1.72% whereas Net NPA was 0.93% for the same quarter.
The Indian banking system is set to become the fourth most extensive system in the world over the course of the next decade. As a result, we are quite likely to see private sector banks forming a significant chunk of this system. The Yes Bank is one of the fastest growing banks in the private sector and just 15 years since its formation; it has become the fourth largest private bank in the country. The bank's vision and mission are helping it gain a tremendous amount of momentum regarding investments and popularity.
The bank is geared towards sustainable development and green energy, as evident from the release of green infrastructure bonds. As mentioned earlier, Yes Bank is highly customer-centric in contrast to favoring big industrial companies. Yes Bank has also been recognized for its efforts by several reputed organizations in the world.
Financially speaking, the financial institution has been reporting profits like clockwork. The CASA ratio is improving by the quarter, and its balance sheet has already crossed Rs.2.5 lakh crore. Furthermore, the management's focus is to control the asset quality, and by the looks of it, it has done a remarkable job. Gross NPA count for the third quarter FY18 is just 1.72%, in contrast to the 10.35% reported by the State Bank of India for the same term.
The stock price of Yes Bank over the course of the last five years has increased by thrice as much. While investing now may seem like a good idea, many experts believe that the stock will price correct further, thus leading to a more favorable point of entry. Alternately, one can also look at mutual funds which have Yes Bank holdings. To surmise, if you are looking to invest in the Indian banking sector, Yes Bank is among the top choices.