Q4 2019 Peer Data for New England Banks
Below you will find our compilation of peer financial information for the 12-month period ended December 31, 2019. Consistent with last quarter, each New England state has its own tab and there is a final tab that consolidates all of the banks in New England.
The data includes a number of key credit quality, performance, and capital adequacy ratios. We also include simple averages for each state and comparable ratios for all FDIC-insured institutions in the $100 million to $1.0 billion and $1.0 billion to $10.0 billion ranges.
Comparing New England banks to all FDIC-insured institutions, consistent with recent trends, margins in New England continue to lag behind the rest of the country, impacting profitability and efficiency ratios. Margins for New England banks were slightly lower in the fourth quarter of 2019 at 3.30%, compared to 3.33% in the third quarter, as the continued higher cost of funds rates offset higher yields on earning assets.
Comparing 2019 results to 2018, New England banks experienced shrinking margins (10 basis points) due to the increase in the cost of funds (23 basis points) outpacing the increase in yields on earning assets (13 basis points). ROA and ROE are up, likely due to the effect of the changes in accounting rules for marketable equity securities.
Credit quality continues to be outstanding with net charge-offs (5 basis points), and the non-performing loan to total loan ratio (65 basis points) below national averages.
This information is all publicly available so it can be shared with others in your bank including board members.
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