Bank Earnings Show Little Effect of Economic Slowdown

Year

ROA

ROE

1935 0.36 2.82
1936 0.91 7.81
1937 0.65 5.61
1938 0.51 4.37
1939 0.62 5.71
1940 0.57 5.8
1941 0.59 6.46
1942 0.49 6.13
1943 0.6 8.59
1944 0.6 9.56
1945 0.61 10.79
1946 0.59 10
1947 0.52 8.18
1948 0.62 9.48
1949 0.63 9.33
1950 0.67 9.79
1951 0.61 9.04
1952 0.59 8.73
1953 0.57 8.3
1954 0.75 10.72
1955 0.64 9.03
1956 0.69 9.53
1957 0.72 9.55
1958 0.91 11.82
1959 0.65 8.31
1960 0.9 11.33
1961 0.89 11.11
1962 0.82 10.24
1963 0.79 9.78
1964 0.79 10.04
1965 0.79 10.43
1966 0.73 9.81
1967 0.81 11.15
1968 0.8 11.4
1969 0.85 12.01
1970 0.88 12.36
1971 0.87 12.37
1972 0.83 12.23
1973 0.85 12.73
1974 0.76 12.42
1975 0.68 11.79
1976 0.69 11.53
1977 0.7 11.72
1978 0.76 12.91
1979 0.8 13.91
1980 0.79 13.68
1981 0.76 13.04
1982 0.7 12.02
1983 0.66 11.09
1984 0.64 10.52
1985 0.69 11.07
1986 0.63 9.94
1987 0.1 1.55
1988 0.82 13.19
1989 0.49 7.71
1990 0.48 7.46
1991 0.53 7.94
1992 0.93 12.98
1993 1.2 15.34
1994 1.15 14.61
1995 1.17 14.66
1996 1.19 14.45
1997 1.23 14.68
1998 1.19 13.93
1999 1.31 15.31
2000 1.19 14.02
2001 1.16 13.1