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Crisis and Response: An FDIC History, 2008–2013

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Part 2: Banking Crisis and Response

Chapter 4 - Supervision

Figure 4.8 Return on Equity, 1869-2014
Year Ending Return on Equity Top 5 BHC ROE
Year Total
1869 7.93%
1870 9.97%
1871 9.26%
1872 9.27%
1873 9.81%
1874 8.88%
1875 8.44%
1876 6.48%
1877 5.33%
1878 4.93%
1879 5.20%
1880 7.21%
1881 8.42%
1882 8.03%
1883 7.64%
1884 7.04%
1885 6.07%
1886 7.23%
1887 8.06%
1888 7.72%
1889 8.00%
1890 7.70%
1891 7.70%
1892 6.63%
1893 6.71%
1894 4.19%
1895 4.76%
1896 5.09%
1897 4.57%
1898 5.24%
1899 5.70%
1900 8.58%
1901 7.72%
1902 9.04%
1903 8.56%
1904 8.38%
1905 7.54%
1906 8.59%
1907 11.38%
1908 7.86%
1909 7.58%
1910 8.32%
1911 8.13%
1912 7.51%
1913 7.87%
1914 7.27%
1915 6.03%
1916 7.47%
1917 8.83%
1918 9.43%
1919 10.54%
1920 9.96%
1921 6.48%
1922 7.41%
1923 6.78%
1924 7.34%
1925 8.22%
1926 7.93%
1927 7.97%
1928 8.15%
1929 7.95%
1930 3.98%
1931 -1.47%
1932 -5.04%
1933 -10.04%
1934 -5.80%
1935 2.80%
1936 7.74%
1937 5.57%
1938 4.37%
1939 5.67%
1940 5.74%
1941 6.37%
1942 6.04%
1943 8.36%
1944 9.27%
1945 10.36%
1946 9.66%
1947 7.98%
1948 9.28%
1949 9.11%
1950 9.52%
1951 8.80%
1952 8.49%
1953 8.08%
1954 10.33%
1955 8.81%
1956 9.23%
1957 9.25%
1958 11.46%
1959 8.09%
1960 10.94%
1961 10.74%
1962 9.89%
1963 9.50%
1964 9.77%
1965 10.13%
1966 10.14%
1967 10.96%
1968 10.97%
1969 11.50%
1970 11.92%
1971 11.88%
1972 11.69%
1973 12.23%
1974 11.95%
1975 11.36%
1976 10.85%
1977 11.20%
1978 12.30%
1979 13.20%
1980 13.02%
1981 12.51%
1982 11.64%
1983 10.62%
1984 10.06%
1985 10.63%
1986 9.56%
1987 1.55%
1988 12.62%
1989 7.60%
1990 7.31%
1991 7.74%
1992 12.14%
1993 14.51%
1994 14.29%
1995 13.94%
1996 13.93%
1997 14.15%
1998 13.39%
1999 14.91%
2000 13.35%
2001 16.13% 25.72%
2002 17.44% 24.71%
2003 19.59% 30.46%
2004 18.44% 27.19%
2005 19.11% 28.93%
2006 19.52% 30.36%
2007 14.00% 21.16%
2008 2.25% -5.43%
2009 -1.42% 12.08%
2010 8.72% 11.34%
2011 11.20% 11.11%
2012 12.15% 11.14%
2013 13.01% 12.67%
2014 11.66% 10.00%



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