SBI economists call for second round of economic stimulus

by Nidhi Bhati

The State Bank of India (SBI) economists have pitched for a second round of economic stimulus, as per a report in Financial Express. According to them, there is a weak linkage between economic recovery and surge in the equity market and hence the government must consider extending fiscal support to weak sectors. The economists also cautioned that banks now stand at risk of reporting higher non-performing assets (NPAs) after September 2020, once the six-month moratorium on loan repayment ends. They also believe that relief measures to boost agriculture will not be of much use as the share of agriculture in overall GDP is at 13.3 per cent and thus a rural led growth is unlikely to make a material difference to overall prospects.

References
1. https://www.financialexpress.com/economy/time-for-economic-stimulus-round-2-impacted-sectors-must-get-further-relief-says-sbi-research/2007564/
CMIE STATISTICS
Unemployment Rate (30-DAY MVG. AVG.)
Per cent
7.1 -1.9
Consumer Sentiments Index
Base September-December 2015
53.7 -0.3
Consumer Expectations Index
Base September-December 2015
55.4 -0.5
Current Economic Conditions Index
Base September-December 2015
51.1 0.0
Quarterly CapEx Aggregates
(Rs.trillion) Mar 20 Jun 20 Sep 20 Dec 20
New projects 3.80 0.83 1.05 0.86
Completed projects 1.77 0.25 0.72 0.58
Stalled projects 0.73 0.11 0.08 0.30
Revived projects 0.42 0.68 0.36 0.09
Implementation stalled projects 10.18 0.09 0.07 0.12
Updated on: 23 Jan 2021 8:28PM
Quarterly Financials of Listed Companies
(% change) Mar 20 Jun 20 Sep 20 Dec 20
All listed Companies
 Income -5.0 -27.6 -6.2 1.4
 Expenses -1.9 -27.9 -10.1 -8.5
 Net profit -48.9 -40.3 45.3 185.3
 PAT margin (%) 2.3 5.3 8.3 16.7
 Count of Cos. 4,358 4,351 4,316 257
Non-financial Companies
 Income -9.0 -37.4 -10.4 -0.7
 Expenses -4.9 -37.6 -14.0 -4.0
 Net profit -50.1 -55.8 29.9 39.2
 PAT margin (%) 3.2 4.5 8.0 17.2
 Net fixed assets 13.3 5.9
 Current assets 3.6 0.8
 Current liabilities 6.2 -2.8
 Borrowings 15.8 8.1
 Reserves & surplus 1.3 4.5
 Count of Cos. 3,244 3,241 3,222 185
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 23 Jan 2021 8:28PM
Annual Financials of All Companies
(% change) FY18 FY19 FY20
All Companies
 Income 8.4 13.5 0.3
 Expenses 9.9 13.8 0.5
 Net profit -41.4 18.5 -11.8
 PAT margin (%) 1.9 2.2 3.8
 Assets 10.9 9.5 9.3
 Net worth 7.4 8.5 4.7
 RONW (%) 3.4 4.0 5.5
 Count of Cos. 29,431 28,732 9,883
Non-financial Companies
 Income 8.6 14.1 -2.6
 Expenses 8.8 14.3 -1.8
 Net profit -10.1 22.6 -24.0
 PAT margin (%) 2.7 3.0 3.9
 Net fixed assets 7.2 5.5 12.4
 Net worth 6.0 8.2 1.7
 RONW (%) 5.6 6.6 6.8
 Debt / Equity (times) 1.0 1.0 0.8
 Interest cover (times) 2.1 2.3 2.6
 Net working capital cycle (days) 77 70 59
 Count of Cos. 23,809 23,199 7,312
Numbers are net of P&E
Updated on: 20 Jan 2021 2:19PM