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FDIC Quarterly

The FDIC Quarterly provides a comprehensive summary of the most current financial results for the banking industry, along with feature articles. These articles range from timely analysis of economic and banking trends at the national and regional level that may affect the risk exposure of FDIC-insured institutions to research on issues affecting the banking system and the development of regulatory policy. The FDIC Quarterly brings together data and analysis that were previously available through three retired publications -- the FDIC Outlook, the FDIC Banking Review, and the FYI: An Update on Emerging Issues in Banking. Past issues of these publications are archived under their original publication names.


FDIC Quarterly 2017 Volume 11, Number 4

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Quarterly Banking Profile: Third Quarter 2017

FDIC-insured institutions reported aggregate net income of $47.9 billion in the third quarter of 2017, up $2.4 billion (5.2 percent) from a year earlier. The increase in earnings was mainly attributable to an $8.8 billion (7.4 percent) increase in net interest income. Of the 5,737 insured institutions reporting third quarter financial results, 67.3 percent reported year-over-year growth in quarterly earnings. The proportion of banks that were unprofitable in the third quarter fell to 3.9 percent from 4.6 percent a year earlier.

Community Bank Performance
Community banks—which represent 92 percent of insured institutions—reported net income of $6 billion in the third quarter, up 9.4 percent from one year earlier. Year-over-year profitability grew on gains in net interest income, driven by growth in higher-yielding loans. The 12-month growth rate in loan balances at community banks was 7.3 percent, which exceeded the industry growth rate. The noncurrent rate continued to improve, and net charge-offs declined.

Insurance Fund Indicators
Insured deposits increased by 0.7 percent in the third quarter of 2017. The DIF reserve ratio rose to 1.28 percent on September 30, 2017, up from 1.24 percent on June 30, 2017, and 1.18 percent on September 30, 2016. There were no failures of FDIC-insured institutions during the quarter.

Featured Articles:

Factors Shaping Recent Trends in Banking Office Structure for Community and Noncommunity Banks
Total industry deposits grew once again in 2017, and the rate of deposit growth was higher at community banks than at noncommunity banks, according to the 2017 Summary of Deposits (SOD) survey. Key findings from the SOD survey also show that the number of offices operated by noncommunity banks declined on a merger-adjusted basis in the most recent year and over the past five years, while the number of community bank offices increased slightly over both intervals. Relatively few banks have reported a net decline in their number of offices over the past five years, yet cutbacks in offices at these banks have been large enough to drive a sizable decline in the overall number of banking industry offices since 2012. This continuing trend of fewer banking offices can be attributed to factors such as population migration, office expense mitigation, industry consolidation, and financial technology.

Community Bank Mergers Since the Financial Crisis: How Acquired Community Banks Compared With Their Peers
An increase in mergers and a dearth of new charters in the post-crisis period have renewed the interest of researchers in banking industry consolidation. This analysis focuses on community banks acquired between 2010 and 2016 in voluntary, inter-bank transactions and compares their characteristics with selected peer institutions. It refines the peer-group selection used in previous research by applying the FDIC's community bank definition and controlling for asset size, geography, and lending specialty—a method that can be applied to future peer group analyses. A comparison of acquired community banks with their peers shows that acquired institutions were typically less profitable, reported lower capital ratios, and reported higher core deposit-to-asset ratios but lower ratios of nonperforming assets. The results of this research are consistent with past findings that acquired community banks generally underperform their peers.


Past Issues

2018

FDIC Quarterly 2018 Volume 12, Number 3
FDIC Quarterly 2018 Volume 12, Number 2
FDIC Quarterly 2018 Volume 12, Number 1

2017

FDIC Quarterly 2017 Volume 11, Number 4
FDIC Quarterly 2017 Volume 11, Number 3
FDIC Quarterly 2017 Volume 11, Number 2
FDIC Quarterly 2017 Volume 11, Number 1

2016

FDIC Quarterly 2016 Volume 10, Number 4
FDIC Quarterly 2016 Volume 10, Number 3
FDIC Quarterly 2016 Volume 10, Number 2
FDIC Quarterly 2016 Volume 10, Number 1

2015

FDIC Quarterly 2015 Volume 9, Number 4
FDIC Quarterly 2015 Volume 9, Number 3
FDIC Quarterly 2015 Volume 9, Number 2
FDIC Quarterly 2015 Volume 9, Number 1

2014

FDIC Quarterly 2014 Volume 8, Number 4
FDIC Quarterly 2014 Volume 8, Number 3
FDIC Quarterly 2014 Volume 8, Number 2
FDIC Quarterly 2014 Volume 8, Number 1

2013

FDIC Quarterly 2013 Volume 7, Number 4
FDIC Quarterly 2013 Volume 7, Number 3
FDIC Quarterly 2013 Volume 7, Number 2
FDIC Quarterly 2013 Volume 7, Number 1

2012

FDIC Quarterly 2012 Volume 6, Number 4
FDIC Quarterly 2012 Volume 6, Number 3
FDIC Quarterly 2012 Volume 6, Number 2
FDIC Quarterly 2012 Volume 6, Number 1

2011

FDIC Quarterly 2011 Volume 5, Number 4
FDIC Quarterly 2011 Volume 5, Number 3
FDIC Quarterly 2011 Volume 5, Number 2
FDIC Quarterly 2011 Volume 5, Number 1

2010

FDIC Quarterly 2010 Volume 4, Number 4
FDIC Quarterly 2010 Volume 4, Number 3
FDIC Quarterly 2010 Volume 4, Number 2
FDIC Quarterly 2010 Volume 4, Number 1

2009

FDIC Quarterly 2009 Volume 3, Number 4
FDIC Quarterly 2009 Volume 3, Number 3
FDIC Quarterly 2009 Volume 3, Number 2
FDIC Quarterly 2009 Volume 3, Number 1

2008

FDIC Quarterly 2008 Volume 2, Number 4
FDIC Quarterly 2008 Volume 2, Number 3
FDIC Quarterly 2008 Volume 2, Number 2
FDIC Quarterly 2008 Volume 2, Number 1

2007

FDIC Quarterly 2007 Volume 1, Number 3
FDIC Quarterly 2007 Volume 1, Number 2
FDIC Quarterly 2007 Volume 1, Number 1


Archived Issues

FDIC Outlook – 1997 thru 2006
FDIC Banking Review – 1995 thru 2006

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