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BANK SPECIFIC AND MACRO DETERMINANTS INFLUENCING NON PERFORMING ASSETS IN INDIAN PUBLIC SECTOR BANKS ^{1}Manvir Kaur, Assistant Professor, Mata Gujri College, Sri Fatehgarh Sahib, mob. 08427311933, email: manvir13sep@gmail.com ^{2}Rohit Kumar, Assistant Professor, University College, Ghanour. Mob. 09501512500, email: rohitrjpl@gmail.com Abstract The objective of the paper was to study the theoretical framework of NPAs and also study the impact of NPAs on bank specific variables on NPAs. The sample consists of 10 banks from the public sector banks on the basis of size and sample has been decided by applying quartile deviation The period of the study covers from 200102 to 201314. Data has been analysed with the help of panel data. Secondary data has been used and gathered from the various reports of RBI. The study found that Bank specific determinants and macro determinant influence the level of gross nonperforming assets of public sector banks. Keywords: NPAs, Return on Assets, Return on Equity, Credit Deposit Ratio, WALR, NDS Introduction NPAs are sticky assets which do not pay any profit to loaning institution and further creating provisions against such loans. Both ways, lending institution is getting disturbed. NPAs are not a problem which happened over night, it has been in the creating for a long time and it shows the foolishness of our system as well as our policy makers. Commercial Banks granting Loans from their bigger portion of the entire assets in banks so these assets earn interest income for banking Institutions which determines the financial performance of banking institutions. Though, some of these loans generally fall into nonperforming assets position and badly disturb the performance of banks. As banking institutions plays a critical role in an economy so it is necessary to recognise the problems that disturb the performance of these banking institutions. This is the reason that nonperforming assets can influence the capacity of banking institutions to play their important role in the growth of the economy. Bad loans are a functions of the economies, there is nothing special about NPAs but if banks do not take timely action right from applicants screening, then this current situation will be occur. RBI introduced so many policies to manage the problem of NonPerforming Assets like Health code system was introduced during the year 1985, but the health code system suffered from various limitations like lack of transparency, fairness and consistency in measuring Non Performing Assets. For betterment of health code system, prudential norms related to asset classification of loans and provisioning norms was introduced by RBI in India during 199293 by following Narsimham Committee recommendations. The norms brought in quantification and objectivity to assessment of NPAs. Based on the recommendations of the Narsimham Committees, Debt Recovery Tribunals were set up in different parts of the country and Asset Reconstruction Company was also set up to recover NonPerforming Assets. Apart from all this, various initiative were taken to decrease the level of NPAs including recovery through, Civil Courts, Lok Adalats, Debt Recovery Tribunals and compromise settlement, Recovery Camps, one time settlement. Gajanan A. Bhakare (2010), Mahua Biswas (2010) Examining the determinants responsible for banks post lending risk is of a significant importance for governing authorities who are looking for monetary strength and effective banks’ administration. In fact, the banks’ post lending risk is expected to become NonPerforming Assets (NPAs). NonPerforming Assets can be alarming signal for commencement of banks financial crisis. There are bank specific variables which have a greater impact upon NonPerforming Assets. The present study examined the impact of determinants upon nonperforming assets of public sector banks. Bank specific variables includes return on assets, return on equity, return on investment, return on advances, leverage, solvency, credit deposit ratio, cost of funds, capital adequacy ratio and ratio of interest margin to total assets. Review of literature Curak, Marijana Sandra, Pepur and Poposki Klime (2013) studied the factors of NPL in South Eastern European Banking Systems. The enquiry sampled 69 banks in 10 countries during the period from 2003 to 2010. Data was analysed with the help of dynamic panel models. The study included bankspecific variables and macroeconomic variables. The results found that lesser economic development leads to high rate of inflation and high rate of interest were which associated with high level of nonperforming loans. Additionally, the credit risk was affected by bankspecific variables such as bank size, performance (ROA) and solvency. Klein, Nir., (2013) investigated the nonperforming loans in Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe during the period from 1998 to 2011. The analysis used panel data of banks’ balance sheets and macroeconomic variables were taken from the Haver and World Economic Outlook datasets. The results of the study revealed that the level of NPLs can be due to both macroeconomic factors and banks’ specific factors. While NonPerforming Loans were found due to macroeconomic variables, such as growth of GDP, rate of unemployment, and inflation rate, so many CESEE countries currently face adversely affect the pace of economic recovery. Kwambai, Kipyego Daniel., & Wandera, Moses. (2013) find out the effects of nonperforming loans in KCB, Kenya, also studied the trend of bad loans in economic sector. Data was collected from primary sources and secondary data was collected from published financial statements of KCB between period ranges from 2007 to 2012. The researcher used stratified proportionate random sampling technique to select the sample and data was analysed by using both qualitative methods and quantitative methods. The study concluded that, the level of lending to economic sectors were increased, due to this reason, level of nonperforming loans tends to increased. Roland Beck, Petr Jakubik., & Anamaria, Piloiu. (2013). studied the macroeconomic determinants of nonperforming loans of 75 countries of the world during the past era and used a panel data set. According to dynamic panel estimates, the study found that those variables which were significantly disturb NPL ratios were growth of real GDP, prices of shares, rate of exchange, and lending rate of interest. In case of exchange rates, the direction of the effect depends upon the degree of foreign exchange lending to unhedged borrowers which was mostly high in these countries with managed exchange rates. In case of prices of share, the impact was found to be greater in countries which had a large stock market relative to GDP. Objectives of the study
Research Methodology The sample consists of 10 banks from the public sector banks on the basis of size and sample has been decided by applying quartile deviation and three banks taken from upper quartile, three from lower quartile and four from middle quartile from each sectors and Sampled Public Sector Banks are SBI, BOB, SBOP, SBOT, PNB, SB, AB, CBI, IOB, VB. The period of the study covers from 200102 to 201314. Data has been analysed with the help of panel data. Secondary data has been used and gathered from the various reports of RBI, Trend and Progress report of Banking in India, Statistical Tables relating to Banks in India, annual reports of selected banks, RBI bulletins, RBI Annual Reports, RBI Reports on Currency and Finance, RBI Reports on Hand book of Statistics on Indian Economy, RBI Report on Hand book of Indian economy, RBI Report on hand book of monitory statistics of India, RBI Reports on Bank statistical returns of Scheduled Commercial Banks in India. Dependent Variables are Gross NPAs as Percentage of Gross Advances of Public Sector Banks, Net NPAs as Percentage of Net Advances of Public Sector Banks and Independent Variables are Bank specific variables includes return on assets, return on equity, return on investment, return on advances, leverage, solvency, credit deposit ratio, cost of funds, capital adequacy ratio and ratio of interest margin to total assets and macro variables includes GDP, REER, unemployment, inflation, growth of agriculture production, growth of industrial production, weighted average lending rate, bsebankex, growth rate of savings NEER and rate of interest. LIMITATIONS AND SCOPE OF THE STUDY
ANALYSIS Bank specific determinants influencing gross NPAs as percentage of gross advances of Public Sector Banks: Bank specific variables are taken as independent variable and has shown impact on nonperforming of sampled banks of public sector banks.
TABLE 1.1 Impact of Bank Specific Variables on Gross NPAs as Percentage of Gross Advances of Public Sector Banks
Notes: * denotes values significant at 5 % level. In Table 1.1 the impact of independent variables have been measured on dependent variable. Panel data results shows the variations in dependent variable (Gross NPAs as Percentage of Gross Advances) due to bank specific factors is of 81 per cent as value of R^{2 }stands at 0.8145. A bank with strong profitability is less likely to contribute in risky activities, such as sanctioning unsafe loans. As analysis depicts that return on equity and return on advances are significantly and positively associated with nonperforming assets (Anastasiou Dimitrios , Louri Helen , Tsionas Mike, 2016), (Marijana curak (Croatia), Sandra Pepur (Croatia), Klime Poposki (Macedonia) 2013). It was also discovered that CDR is positively linked with NPAs which demonstrating that higher the CDR the lower will be the level of NPAs (Arpita Ghosh 2013). A higher return on investment means the investment gains comparatively satisfactorily to investment cost. If banks earning more return on their investments than level of nonperforming assets would be go down and results prove that there is a significant relation between return on investment and level of gross non performing assets. CAR was also measured as a factor in opinion of the judgment that the greater the capital of the banks the lower is the level of NPAs. Because of the fact that as capital base of the banks rises confidence of the bank also rises and gets revealed in their performance thus leading to effective reclamation of bank loans and level of NPAs will go down. As results of the study demonstrate that CAR has significant and negative impact on gross non performing assets of public sector banks (Salas & Saurina, 2002).So other variables have not shown significant impact on Gross NPAs as Percentage of Gross Advances of Public Sector Banks. (Lis, et.al., (2000). The difference in the average found statistically significant as value of p is less than 0.05, in return on equity (p>0.015), return on advances (p>0.000), credit deposit ratio (p>0.000), return on investment (p>0.022) and capital adequacy ratio (p>0.001) so as analysis shows that five factors among ten factors are highly influence the gross non performing assets of sampled banks. Model has been found fit as shown by F value which is 47.11. Bank specific determinants influencing net NPAs as percentage of net advances of Public Sector Banks: Bank specific variables are taken as independent variable and has shown impact on net nonperforming of sampled banks of public sector banks. Table: 1.2 Impact of Bank Specific Variables on Net NPAs as Percentage of Net Advances of Public Sector Banks
Notes: * denotes values significant at 5 % level. In Table 1.2 the impact of independent variables have been measured on dependent variable. Panel data results shows the variations in dependent variable (net NPAs as Percentage of net Advances) due to bank specific factors is of 65 per cent as value of R^{2 }stands at 0.6514. A bank with strong profitability is less likely to contribute in risky activities, such as sanctioning unsafe loans. As analysis depicts that return on equity is having negative coefficient and significantly associated with nonperforming assets (Anastasiou Dimitrios , Louri Helen , Tsionas Mike, 2016) . (Marijana curak (Croatia), Sandra Pepur (Croatia), Klime Poposki (Macedonia) 2013). Although, return on advances has shown positive and significant impact on NPAs. It was also discovered that CDR is negatively linked with net NPAs which demonstrating that higher the CDR the lower will be the level of net NPAs (R^{2 }0.82, Mahipal Singh Yadav, year n.d.). (Arpita Ghosh 2013). A higher return on investment means the investment gains comparatively satisfactorily to investment cost. If banks earning more return on their investments than level of nonperforming assets would be go down and results prove that there is a significant relation between return on investment and level of gross non performing assets. (R^{2 } = .858, ubhendu Dutta, Nitin Gupta, P.Hanumantha Rao, 2013). The difference in the average found statistically significant as value of p is less than 0.05, in return on equity (p>0.027), credit deposit ratio (p>0.000), return on advances (p>0.007) so as analysis shows that five factors among ten factors are highly influence the gross non performing assets of sampled banks. Model has been found fit as shown by F value which is 20.05. Macro determinants influencing gross NPAs as percentage of gross advances of Public Sector Banks macro variables are taken as independent variable and has shown impact on nonperforming of sampled banks of public sector banks in table 1.3
TABLE 1.3 Impact of Macro Variables on Gross NPAs as Percentage of Gross Advances of Public Sector Banks
Notes: * denotes values significant at 5 % level. GDP is gross domestic product, REER is real effective exchange rate, NEER is nominal effective exchange rate, inflation is rate of inflation as per consumer price index, unemployment is rate of unemployment, WALR is weighted average lending rate, BSEBANKEX is Bombay stock exchangeBankex, IND Prod is index of industrial production, NDS is net domestic Saving and agr prod is index of agriculture production. In Table 1.3 the impact of independent variables have been measured on dependent variable. Regression results shows the variations in dependent variable (Gross NPAs as Percentage of Gross Advances) due to macro determinants. Above analysis depicts that all independent variables have shown significant impact on dependent variable. NonPerforming assets are highly influenced by NDS with 61 per cent variation as value of R^{2} stands at 0.6187 as rate of savings are high than value of nonperforming assets will go down. NDS has shown negative and significant impact on gross NPAs to gross advances. (R^{2} 0.879, Vighneswara Swamy). Although, the deviations in WALR of banks may also cause changes in level of NPAs with 58 per cent variation due to WALR as value of R^{2 }stands at 0.5829, So Toughening of lending rates makes loans repayment problematic for borrowers, mostly for those who have taken loans earlier at fluctuating rates. WALR has shown positive and significant impact on NPAs. Highest weighted average lending rate transforms to lower nonperforming assets and vice versa. (R^{2 }= .541 Anthony James Lusweti Munialo 2014). BSEBANKEX has also shown negative and significant impact of 45 per cent as value of R^{2 }is .4521 with respect to independent factor of NPAs (R^{2 }0.910496, Shashidhar M. Lokare 2014) whereas it is just 12 per cent as value of R^{2 }is .1272 and 7 per cent as value of R^{2 }is 0.752 for industrial production (Vighneswara Swamy) and agriculture production respectively. An increase in interest rate declines repayment ability of the borrower thus nonperforming assets are associated with the interest rates as value of R^{2 }is 0.0805 and shown negative and significant impact on NPAs (Christos K. Staikouras, Geoffrey E. Wood year, n.d.), (Seema Bhattarai 2014) on the other hand, increase in the unemployment in the nation negatively upsets the incomes of the individuals which rises their liability as value of R^{2 }is 0.1500, Ahlem Selma Messai, Fathi Jouini 2013).Higher rate of inflation can also influence the loan repayment capacity of borrower as wages and salary become sticky results proved that in NPAs 37 per cent found due to inflation as value of R^{2 }is 0.3706. (Rsquared = 0.870, Seema Bhattarai 2014). Study found that REER has shown negative and significant impact on NPAs whenever there is appreciation in local currency, the NPAs of banking sector are expected to be high as value of R^{2 }is 0.1581 (Anamika Singh, Anil Kumar Sharma, 2016) and an increase of NEER signifies an appreciation of the domestic currency so it weaken debtservicing abilities of export oriented firms and thus rise in NPAs as value of R^{2 }is 0.0444 and shown negative and significant impact on NPAs (Roland Beck, Petr Jakubik and Anamaria Piloiu 2013) although low GDP transforms in to higher level of NonPerforming Assets as value of R^{2 }is 0.1495. GDP has shown negative and significant impact on NPAs. (Rsquared = 0.870, Seema Bhattarai 2014) The difference in the average found statistically significant as value of p is less than 0.05, in GDP (p>0.000), REER (p>0.000), NEER (p>0.016), inflation (p>0.000), unemployment (p>0.000), interest (p>0.001), WALR (p>0.000), BSEBANKEX (p>0.000), ind production (p>0.000), NDS (p>0.000) and agri production (p>0.002) so as analysis shows that all factors are highly influence the gross non performing assets of sampled bank. Macro determinants influencing net NPAs as percentage of net advances of Public Sector Banks: macro variables are taken as independent variable and has shown impact on nonperforming of sampled banks of public sector banks in table 1.4. TABLE 1.4 Impact of Macro Variables on Net NPAs as Percentage of Net Advances of Public Sector Banks
Notes: * denotes values significant at 5 % level. GDP is gross domestic product, REER is real effective exchange rate, NEER is nominal effective exchange rate, inflation is rate of inflation as per consumer price index, unemployment is rate of unemployment, WALR is weighted average lending rate, BSEBANKEX is Bombay stock exchangeBankex, IND Prod is index of industrial production, NDS is net domestic Saving and agr prod is index of agriculture production. In Table 1.4 the impact of independent variables have been measured on dependent variable. Regression results shows the variations in dependent variable (Gross NPAs as Percentage of Gross Advances) due to macro determinants. Above analysis depicts that all independent variables have shown significant impact on dependent variable. NonPerforming assets are highly influenced by NDS with 51 per cent variation as value of R^{2} stands at 0.5186 as rate of savings are high then level of nonperforming assets will show decreasing trend and NDS has shown significant and negative impact on NPAs (R^{2} 0.879, Vighneswara Swamy) Although, the deviations in WALR of banks may also cause changes in level of NPAs with 46 per cent variation due to WALR as value of R^{2 }stands at 0.4659, So Toughening of lending rates makes loans repayment problematic for borrowers, mostly for those who have taken loans earlier at fluctuating rates. Highest weighted average lending rate transforms to lower nonperforming assets and vice versa. (R^{2 }was .541 Anthony James Lusweti Munialo 2014). BSEBANKEX has also shown significant and negative impact of 37 per cent as value of R^{2 }is .3711 with respect to independent factor of NPAs (R^{2 }0.910496, Shashidhar M. Lokare 2014) whereas it is just 9 per cent as value of R^{2 }is 0.0988 and 6 per cent as value of R^{2 }is 0.0692 for industrial production (R^{2} 0.879, Vighneswara Swamy) and agriculture production respectively. Industrial production and agriculture production has shown positive and significant association with NPAs. An increase in interest rate declines repayment ability of the borrower thus nonperforming assets are associated with the interest rates as value of R^{2 }is 0.0625 (Christos K. Staikouras, Geoffrey E. Wood year, n.d.), (Seema Bhattarai 2014) on the other hand, increase in the unemployment in the nation negatively upsets the incomes of the individuals which rises their liability as value of R^{2 }is 0.1163. Higher rate of inflation can also influence the loan repayment capacity of borrower as wages and salary become sticky results proved that in NPAs 29 per cent found due to inflation as value of R^{2 }is 0.2912, (Seema Bhattarai 2014). Study found that REER has impact on NPAs whenever there is appreciation in local currency, the NPAs of banking sector are expected to be high as value of R^{2 }is 0.1335 (Anamika Singh, Anil Kumar Sharma, 2016) and an increase of NEER signifies an appreciation of the domestic currency so it weaken debtservicing abilities of export oriented firms and thus rise in NPAs (Roland Beck, Petr Jakubik and Anamaria Piloiu 2013). As value of R^{2 }is 0.0391 although low GDP transforms in to higher level of NonPerforming Assets as value of R^{2 }is 0.1343(Seema Bhattarai 2014). GDP, Unemployment, REER, NEER, Rate of Interest and Inflation has shown negative and significant impact on NPAs. The difference in the average found statistically significant as value of p is less than 0.05, in GDP (p>0.000), REER (p>0.000), NEER (p>0.024), inflation (p>0.000), unemployment (p>0.000), interest (p>0.004), WALR (p>0.000), BSEBANKEX (p>0.000), ind production (p>0.000), NDS (p>0.000) and agri production (p>0.003) so as analysis shows that all factors are highly influence the gross non performing assets of sampled bank. Conclusion : Bank specific determinants influence the level of gross nonperforming assets of public sector banks. In public sector banks, independent variables like return on equity, return on advances, credit deposit ratio, return on investment and capital adequacy ratio has been shown significant and negative influence on dependent variable i.e. gross non performing assets. If banks have strong capital base sound profitability will lead to lower the level of nonperforming assets. In public sector banks, independent variables like return on equity, return on advances, credit deposit ratio has been shown significant influence on dependent variable i.e. net nonperforming assets. If banks have strong capital base sound profitability will lead to lower the level of nonperforming assets. Macro economic determinants has been shown significant impact on banks gross NPAs to total advances. They found that REER has a positive influence on loans. The result specifies that whenever there is an increase of the local currency, the NPA portfolios of banking institutes are projected to be high. NonPerforming assets of Public Sector Banks are highly influenced by NDS with 61 per cent variation as value of R^{2} stands at 0.6187 as rate of savings are high than value of nonperforming assets will go down. Higher inflation can boost the repayment capability of debtor by decreasing the value of debt, on the other hand, the relationship between NEER and nonperforming Assets is uncertain. Increase in the unemployment in the nation negatively upsets the incomes of the individuals which rises their liability. So Toughening of lending rates makes loans repayment problematic for borrowers, mostly for those who have taken loans earlier at fluctuating rates. Highest weighted average lending rate transforms to lower nonperforming assets and vice versa. BSEBANKEX, IIP and agriculture production respectively shown impact on NPAs of Public Sector Banks.
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