Part I: Banks, Savings Institutions, and BHCs with assets over $3 billion
In the 18th Annual ABA Banking Journal performance rankings, the gap between the top performers and their peers widened substantially. The average return on average equity for the top 25 institutions at yearend 2009 was 15.43% compared with the average for all 148 publicly traded banks, thrifts, and holding companies of -5.74%.
As explained in an analysis by Vanessa Mambrino and Nick Robin of Capital Performance Group, the top performers differentiated themselves first and foremost by asset quality. Beyond that, however, these institutions capitalized on several short-term opportunities, namely: FDIC-assisted acquisitions, the continued flight to quality of deposits, and lessened competition for loans.
In this online report, you can read the analysis as it appears in the May 2010 print edition.
In addition, the ranking tables and summary table appear below showing data for all institutions in the “public” and “private/foreign-owned” categories. These online tables contain additional data on each institution that for space reasons could not be included in the print edition.
Likewise, the Summary table has additional comparative data not shown in print.
May issue Top Performers article
Rankings of all publicly traded banks, thrifts, and holding companies with assets over $3 billion (pdf large file)
Rankings of all privately held and foreign-owned large banks and thrifts with assets over $3 billion (pdf large file)
Table of Summary Statistics showing comparisons between the Top 25 public banks and thrifts and all institutions in the over $3 billion category
View May 2010 digital edition
was posted on May 7, 2010, on the website of ABA Banking Journal,
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