Country's largest lender State Bank of India (SBI) plans consolidation of remaining five associate banks with itself in the next 12-18 months.
"The bank (SBI) envisages consolidation of all subsidiary banks with SBI within a period of 12 to 18 months," Finance Ministry informed the Standing Committee on Finance.
This was in response to a query on the stance of the government on merging the subsidiaries with SBI raised by the Parliamentary panel headed by former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha.
In the submission to the panel, SBI Chairman O P Bhatt said "there are five banks remaining. We have representations from various associations, leaders etc from these five banks which want these banks also to be merged with the State Bank of India simply because it is primarily good for the employees in multiple ways".
SBI stock price
On November 24, 2015, State Bank of India closed at Rs 241.50, down Rs 1.4, or 0.58 percent. The 52-week high of the share was Rs 335.90 and the 52-week low was Rs 220.60.
The company's trailing 12-month (TTM) EPS was at Rs 18.32 per share as per the quarter ended September 2015. The stock's price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio was 13.18. The latest book value of the company is Rs 165.49 per share. At current value, the price-to-book value of the company is 1.46.
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