JAKARTA, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia's largest bank in term of assets, Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), posted a net profit of 29.04 trillion rupiah (2.2 billion U.S. dollars) last year, up 10.7 percent year-on-year, the bank said Wednesday.
BRI Financial and Business Strategy Director Haru Koesmahargyo said the double-digit net profit growth was resulted from significant loan channeling growth throughout the year that reached 739.3 trillion rupiah (55.5 billion U.S. dollars), or 11.4 percent higher than that of 2016.
Most of the loans were channeled to micro financing, followed by consumer loans, retail and corporate loans, he said.
"We also recorded sound banking parameter figures last year, comprised of Loan to Deposit Ratio (LDR) at 87.8 percent and Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) at 22 percent," Haru said.
The state-run bank is also expected to hold back its Non-Performed Loan Ratio (NPL) with gross consolidated ratio figure at 2.2 percent in the year, lower than the maximum ratio of 5 percent.
Haru added the bank received increasing deposit funds up to 841.7 trillion rupiah (63.2 billion U.S. dollars) last year, which is 11.5 percent higher than a year earlier.
BRI became the nation's largest bank in March last year, overtaking another state-run bank Bank Mandiri, which dominated the category for decades.